The University Record, June 17, 2002


Regents meet June 20

The Board of Regents will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. June 20 in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Administration Bldg. Public comments are at 4 p.m.

Individuals with disabilities who would like assistance in attending the meeting should contact the Office of the Vice President and Secretary of the University, by phone, (734) 764-3883; by mail, Room 2014, Fleming Administration Bldg., Ann Arbor 48109; or using TTY services, (734) 647-1388.

Health System, M-Care Payroll offices will relocate

The Health System and the M-Care Payroll Offices will move June 21 to the North Campus Administrative Complex Building (NCAC) on 2901 Hubbard Road. Service will continue to be provided on move days. Health System Human Resources will move into the NCAC June 26.

Job requisitions received by 11 a.m. June 26 will be reviewed for release for June 27 postings. Job requisitions received after 11 a.m. June 26 will be reviewed June 27 for release on June 28. Telephone numbers will remain the same.

For more information on the move, visit the Web at

North Ingalls Benefits Office is moving June 21

The Benefits Office in the North Ingalls Bldg. (NIB) will close and its services will be consolidated into the Wolverine Tower office as of June 21. Many NIB Benefits Office services are also now available by visiting the Web,, and selecting the “NIB Office” icon.

Special Property Disposition hours

Property Disposition will be closed for the holiday July 4–5. For more information, call (734) 764-2470.

Museum camp still enrolling

Spaces are still available in the Exhibit Museum half-day camp program, “A Journey Through Time.” Children will learn about dinosaurs and their world. They’ll also learn about people from some of the earliest civilizations, and visit the planetarium to see the stars. The weeklong program includes walking excursions to nearby natural areas and a trip to another area museum.

  • 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. June 24–28 for children entering grade 3 or 4

  • 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. July 8–12 for children entering grade 1 or 2

    The cost is $165 ($135 for Museum members). For more information or to register, call (734) 647-6421.

    Financial Operations closing out FY

    The Financial Operations Department is closing out the fiscal year ending June 30. In order to meet its deadline, the department is requiring that invoices under $10,000, non-purchase order vouchers and positive approval invoices over $10,000 be submitted to Accounts Payable and the Travel Office (5091 Wolverine Tower 1287) by 5 p.m. today (June 17). Credit memos and sales invoices must be submitted to Accounts Receivable (3089 Wolverine Tower 1287) by 4 p.m. June 26. All deposits made June 28–July 2 must be identified as either June or July business. The proper financial operations office must receive all journal entries and requests for transfer to fiscal year 2002 by June 28.

    For more information, call Vicky Dziubinski, (734) 647-3767.

    Smoking class offered for seniors

    The Turner Geriatrics Center is offering a smoking reduction program 2:30–4 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 1. Classes are held at the Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. Linda Thomas, consultant with the Tobacco Consultation Service of UMHS, will lead the program. For more information or to register, call (734) 764-2556.

    Foster will speak on open grid services architecture

    Ian Foster of the Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago will speak on open grid services architecture at 4 p.m. today (June 17) in 411 West Hall. A reception at 3:30 p.m. will precede the lecture.

    Foster co-leads the Globus project, which provides protocols and services used by the industrial and academic-distributed computing projects worldwide. He cofounded the Global Grid Forum and co-edited “The Grid: Blueprint for a New Computing Infrastructure.”

    For more information, call (734) 763-0074.

    Estate planning workshop is June 27

    The Benefits Office and Fidelity Investments are offering workshops on effective estate planning 10:30 a.m.–noon and again 2–3:30 p.m. June 27 in Room F2305, Maternal Child Health Center. The most convenient entrance is on East Hospital Drive, next to the Mott Children’s Hospital.

    To reserve a space, call (800) 642-7131 before June 21. To make a personal appointment with a retirement counselor, call (517) 552-2960.

    Geriatrics Center picnic is June 22

    The Turner Geriatric Clinic will sponsor a summer picnic 10 a.m.–2 p.m. June 22 at the Senior Resource Center. Free activities include lunch, bingo, music, a spelling bee, an exercise demonstration, hand massage and blood pressure checks. The Resource Center also will host yoga, strength training, horticulture and computer demonstrations. To register for lunch and free transportation or to volunteer, call (734) 998-9353 or (734) 764-2556, or sign up at a senior residence.

    Lymphoma info session is June 26

    “Ask the Doctor About Lymphoma With a Special Focus on Radioimmunotherapy” featuring Lymphoma Expert and Internal Medicine Prof. Mark Kaminski is 7–9 p.m. June 26 in the Sheldon Auditorium of the Towsley Center. The session, sponsored by the Lymphoma Research Foundation and the Medical Center, is designed to provide patients with information about lymphoma treatments that have recently received FDA approval. Kaminski also will discuss what antibodies are, how they are administered and common side effects. For more information or to RSVP, call (734) 936-5310.

    Youth offered leg up on bike riding

    The Special Needs Cycling Program, a program to teach children how to ride a bicycle or tricycle, begins 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. June 26 at the Glazier Way/Huron Parkway parking lot. Trained instructors will teach fitness and safety, as well as basic riding and mechanical skills. Sessions will continue 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Children with disabilities or who wish to build endurance are especially encouraged to attend. Special needs bicycles are available for practice. Helmets are required—participants without helmets will be given one to keep. The program is sponsored by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and The Arc of Western Wayne County. For more information or to register, contact The Arc, (734) 729-9100. Space is limited.

    Library generates more than 1,200 pounds of discards

    The Shapiro Undergraduate Library recently held a recycling/reuse day for unwanted and discarded items. For the event, University Library staff donated audiovisual media, office equipment and items that included 58.5 pounds of Gateway promotional mouse pads, 186.5 pounds of 3.5-inch printer driver diskettes, 8 pounds of floppy disks, 29 pounds of magnetic computer tape, 155 pounds of cable, 16 pounds of phone cords, and 38 pounds of promotional CDs and cases.

    For more information, visit

    Tappan Marker dedication is June 20

    The U-M History and Traditions Committee will hold a dedication ceremony for an historical marker recently installed outside Tappan Hall’s front door at 10 a.m. June 20 at the marker site. The marker celebrates the Hall, built in 1894 as a general classroom building for LS&A. Since then it has served as home to many departments including economics, education, business and, since the 1940s, the History of Art. For more information, contact Julie Truetner, (734) 615-3797 or

    More non-peak time for Dial-In Users

    Effective July 1, U-M Ann Arbor campus students, faculty and staff who dial in through the UM Private dial-in number or through MichNet will have two more hours each day to dial in free of charge. On that date, peak time hours will change to 5 p.m.–midnight instead of 3 p.m.–midnight.

    Information Technology Central Services (ITCS) is making this change in response to a request made by the ITCS Student Advisory Group in a discussion of possible improvements to Basic Computing Package services. The change has no effect on the for-fee national and international dial-in services.

    For information on the Basic Computing Package, visit For general information on dial-in, visit

    Program in Environment launches site

    The Program in the Environment recently launched its Web site. The site provides an overview of the program, details course requirements and prerequisites, highlights facilities and faculty, and provides links to other environmental resource Web sites. The Program’s Web site is available at or at

    Dearborn to offer classes online

    The Center for Emerging Business Issues at the U-M–Dearborn School of Management has entered into an agreement with the Erudite Corporation to produce six healthcare focused, graduate level courses over the Internet.

    Successful completion of the courses will result in a postgraduate certificate in health care management. Students awarded the certificate may petition to have MBA core courses waived upon acceptance into the MBA or eMBA program at U-M–Dearborn. For more information, visit the Web at