Interim President B. Joseph White will be honored at a public ceremony and reception at 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 Whites service as interim president. All University community members are invited.
The City of Ann Arbor street resurfacing program will impact campus areas during the next few weeks. City engineers and the contractor intend to complete the work near campus in August before student move-in. Streets scheduled to be resurfaced are South University from State to East University, Tappan from South University to Hill, Hoover from Main to Greene and Fifth from Madison to Hill. In September, the short South Main Lane by the U-M golf course driving range off South Main and Ann Arbor-Saline Road also will be resurfaced.
The U-M Depression Center and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are hosting an Aug. 18 walk to increase support and education of depression and suicide. Into the Light is a seven-mile walk calling attention to those who suffer from depression. Registration begins at 8 a.m. on the day of the event at Pioneer High School. The registration fee is $10. For more information, call (248) 399-4364 or visit www.med.umich.edu/depression/events.htm.
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 Handels Israel in Egypt. The Choral Unions Thomas Sheets will conduct Mozarts C-Minor Mass July 29. The Choral Union will provide musical scores and refreshments. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and singing starts at 7 p.m. in Auditorium 4 of the Modern Languages Building. For more information, call (734) 763-8996 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Exhibit Museum of Natural History is hosting Jiingtamok: Exploring the Powwow Highway through Dec. 31. The exhibition, focusing on powwows in Michigan, explores the meanings and traditions of powwows through photographs, memorabilia, interviews and sound. As part of the exhibition, a video, Into the Circle: An Introduction to Native American Powwows, will play the first Saturday of each month AugustDecember, featuring interviews with tribal elders, dancers and singers. The free video starts at 3 p.m. The museum is open 9 a.m.5 p.m. Mon.Sat., and Sunday 125 p.m. For more information, call (734) 764-0478.
Dont wait for evening to enjoy the summer night sky. The Exhibit Museum of Natural History planetarium is hosting Stars Before the Storm, a look at the seasons bright stars, constellations, planets and northern lights. Before the night is over, it will thunder, lightning and rain, but those who dont want to get wet will be able to leave the show during the calm before the storm. Stars Before the Storm runs at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in August, as well as Sept. 1. The show also runs weekdays at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Tickets for both shows are $3 per person. For more information, call (734) 764-0478.
The Plant Building Services Administrative office is relocating to 109 E. Madison the week of July 29. The Plant Building Services Administrative Office phone number remains (734) 764-0521.
Theres something fishy going on at the Exhibit Museum of Natural History. A new exhibit, Native Fishes of the Great Lakes Region, opens Aug. 2 and runs through Jan. 10. The exhibit features fish and related materials from the Fish Division of the U-M Museum of Zoology, including specimens, models of trophy fish and illustrations. For more information, call (734) 764-0478.
The Humanities E-team has acquired access to a service called Gutenberg-e. The collaborative effort between the American Historical Association and Columbia University Press is a collection of prizewinning monographs published digitally. Currently, Gutenberg-e includes titles in six fields: African, Colonial Latin American, South Asian, European History, Military History and the History of Foreign Relations. Access is limited to U-M faculty, staff and students. Gutenberg-e is linked to the Networked Electronic Resources page, www.lib.umich.edu/eresources, or can be directly accessed at www.gutenberg-e.org.
To discourage patrons from bringing food and drink into the libraries, library staff are encouraged to discreetly carry their lunches and other food into the designated lounge areas. But just how do you conceal a cup of coffee or fast food bag? Now its a chance to get your creative juices flowing and design discreet beverage and food containers for use by library staff. Drawings, photos or actual containers will be accepted, along with multiple entries. Carla Montori of the Preservation Division and Rebecca Dunkle of Onsite Access & Distributed Services will judge the entries. Submit your entries to Carla or Rebecca, in care of Room 209 North, Hatcher Graduate Library, campus 1205. All entries will be returned. The deadline for submission is July 31.
Starting July 24, officers from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be collecting abandoned bicycles. A University ordinance says no bicycles can be parked in the same spot for more than 48 hours, or block sidewalks or entrances. Bikes will be impounded for 30 days. Those not claimed by their owner will be transferred to Property Disposition for re-sale. If you believe your bike has been impounded, call DPS at (734) 763-3434.
The Wallenberg Selection Committee is taking nominations for Wallenberg Lecturer. The award, which includes the presentation of the Wallenberg Medal to the recipient, is meant to acknowledge the achievements of outstanding humanitarians in our time and to remember U-M alumnus Raoul Wallenberg, who was instrumental in rescuing thousands of Jews during the Holocaust.
Past honorees have included the Dalai Lama, Elie Wiesel, John Lewis and Marcel Marceau. To make a nomination, contact Lynne Dumas at the Rackham Graduate School at email@example.com or call, (734) 647-2644.