The University Record, July 1, 2002


Interim President Joseph White reception

Interim President B. Joseph White will be honored at a public ceremony and reception 3:30 p.m. July 24 in the Anderson Room of the Michigan Union. Members of the Michigan Union Board of Representatives will unveil a bronze plaque recognizing White’s service as interim president. All University community members are invited.

Summer Sings 2002

Let your voice be heard at the University Musical Society Choral Union Summer Sings. No auditions are necessary to participate in these choral-reading sessions. On July 22, Bradley Bloom, dean of administrative affairs and lecturer at the School of Music, will conduct Handel’s “Israel in Egypt.” The Choral Union’s Thomas Sheets will conduct Mozart’s “C-Minor Mass” July 29. Everyone is welcome. The Choral Union will provide the musical scores and refreshments. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and singing starts at 7 p.m. in Auditorium 4 of the Modern Language Bldg. For more information, call (734) 763-8996 or send e-mail to

Hitch a ride in a vanpool

The MichiVan vanpool group and the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority RideShare program are looking for a few good commuters. You must live in Canton, Livonia, Northville or Farmington Hills, and work in Ann Arbor. The leased vans hold seven to 15 passengers and usually operate from one or two pick-up locations. The commuter group designates a primary driver and several back-up drivers. The pools minimize wear and tear on your personal vehicle, along with the cost of gas, maintenance, insurance and parking. For more information, call (800) VAN-RIDE (826-7433), ext. 23, or (877) 971-POOL (7665).

Summer stipends through NEH

Rackham is accepting applications for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend Program. These $5,000 salary awards are available to faculty in a range of social science and humanities fields. U-M will screen applicants and may nominate up to two faculty members. Pre-applications must be received no later than Sept. 6.

For more information, contact Homer Rose at or visit the NEH Web site at

Protect your smile with a mouth guard

The School of Dentistry is fitting athletes of all ages for free mouth guards 9 a.m.–noon July 27. U-M dental and dental hygiene students will make the protective gear. The guards will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and only 120 guards will be made. The program will be held on the third floor of the School of Dentistry on Central Campus.

For more information, call (734) 615-1971.

English classes for the families of international students, faculty and staff

Sign up now for summer English classes offered by the Family Housing Language Program. The classes are open to all children, teens and adults. Native English speakers also are needed as volunteer conversation or classroom partners.

For more information, call (734) 763-1440 or send e-mail to

Handweavers exhibit handiwork

The Biennial Fiber Exhibition will open with a 2 p.m. reception July 20 at the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery at the U-M–Dearborn. Members of the Michigan League of Handweavers will display their artwork produced from a variety of materials and techniques. The exhibition will run through Aug. 30. The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery is located in the Mardigian Library. Admission to the Gallery is free. For more information, call (313)593-5058.

‘Rap’ up with pop culture poetry

Middle and high school teachers and students are invited to attend a July 29–Aug. 2 seminar on pop culture poetry or “rap.” “Poetry Outloud: Teaching Slam and Other Spoken Word Forms” is sponsored by the School of Education, English department and Rackham School of Graduate Studies as part of the Making American Literatures program. For more information or to register, call (734) 647-2529 or (734) 615-1409.

New options for direct deposit

Employees can now split their direct deposit transactions between two financial institutions. Employees must complete a Direct Deposit Authorization form to elect direct deposit or change existing direct deposit information. Forms are available at or at the Payroll Office in Wolverine Tower.

AATA holiday schedule

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) will not operate regular fixed-route bus service, A-Ride paratransit or senior taxi services on July 4.

AATA offices also will be closed in observance of the holiday. Passengers can use AATA Holiday Ride shared-ride taxi service on the 4th for just $2 a person. Seniors and persons with disabilities may ride for $1. Regular routes resume July 5.

For more information, visit the Web at

KidSport Summer Programs

There are still openings in the KidSport Summer Programs. Session II runs July 8–July 19; Session III runs July 22–Aug. 2. For more information, call (734) 647-2708 or send e-mail to

Summer U-Move Classes are in swing

Get in shape this summer with U-Move Fitness classes. For more information on the classes, call (734) 764-1342. Register for

U-Move classes in room 1271, Central Campus Recreation Bldg., 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

History program expands to schools

The Arts of Citizenship at the U-M has received a $7,382 “Extend the Reach” grant for its “Students on Site” program. The additional funds will help this teaching partnership with the Ann Arbor schools expand into at least eight other elementary schools and explore ways to transfer the curriculum to Ypsilanti. The partnership lets students explore history through hands-on classroom activities; field trips to historic sites; and a Web site of archival documents, photos and maps.

Online courses for state teaching accreditation are coming soon

A $50,000 grant from the Michigan Virtual University is allowing the School of Education Center for Highly Interactive Computing in Education and Education Prof. Ron Marx to develop online courses for teachers. The classes will be offered to Michigan teachers for continuing education units, which are required to maintain state teaching certification.

Hiroshi Teshigahara film series

The Center for Japanese Studies is presenting a free film series featuring the work of director Hiroshi Teshigahara. Beginning July 12 and running every Friday through Aug. 2, the films will be shown at 7 p.m. in Lorch Hall.

July 12–“The Pitfall,” July 19–“Woman in the Dunes,” July 26–“The Face of Another,” and Aug. 2–“Vita” and “Summer Soldiers.”

Opera exhibit opens eyes to musical art

“Orpheus Ascending: A Backward Glance at Opera” is on display through August in the north lobby of the Hatcher Graduate Library. The exhibit spans four centuries of opera history with books, magazines, sound recordings, posters, photos, costume sketches and other memorabilia.

For more information, call (734) 936-3814 or send e-mail to

Bentley showcases LGBTA Office

The Bentley Library is hosting “Lavender Legacy at Maize and Blue” now through Oct. 31.

The exhibit traces the 30-year history of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs (LGBTA) Office at the University.

For more information on this free, public exhibit, call (734) 764-3482.

Endowment records now online

Endowment and quasi-endowment records are now online for University viewing. Financial Operations recently completed the imaging and indexing of these documents. The endowment files contain information about the establishment, use and any restrictions that apply to the original gift. They detail the quarterly investment earnings of the endowment. To view these records, visit For more information, call (734) 647-3773 or (734) 647-3801.

Garden party spotlights design

The campus and community are invited to join in the dedication of the 2002 Gardenscape Design at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens at noon July 7. The design, “Transitions,” is one of a series funded by Ford Motor Company. It’s situated on the north side of the Gateway Garden and was designed by Korzon Landscapes of Ann Arbor.

You Drink & Drive. You Lose

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is teaming up with other law enforcement agencies to crack down on drunk driving during the July 4th holiday week. As part of the national campaign, “You Drink & Drive. You Lose,” DPS officers will conduct patrols to arrest impaired drivers. If arrested, drivers could lose their license and/or pay hefty fines.