The University Record, May 20, 2002

Briefings

Tea time to discuss great workplaces

Human Resources and Affirmative Action (HRAA) invites faculty and staff to “Great Places to Work” at 3:30 p.m. May 28 in the Tribute Room, School of Education.

At this tea, Sally Johnson, lead in organizational effectiveness, and Barbara Butterfield, chief human resources officer, will explore what makes a workplace great. Researchers at the Great Place to Work Institute found the places where people most want to work are characterized by trust, pride and camaraderie.

For more information, call (734) 763-1284.

Click it or ticket

Vehicle drivers and passengers must have seatbelts fastened when traveling on streets, roads and highways in the state of Michigan. Compliance with this law saves lives, especially those of children. Unbuckled children can be tossed around and out of vehicles in an accident.

The U-M Department of Public Safety (DPS) will join hundreds of law enforcement agencies throughout the state in supporting the Office of Highway Safety Planning’s Click It or Ticket campaign. DPS officers and other agencies will conduct increased enforcement of the safety belt law May 24–27 by declaring zero tolerance for drivers who fail to buckle up children. Please voluntarily comply with the seat belt law and help save lives.

Books needed for book drive

The Vietnamese Students Association and the University Library need college-level material written in English through the end of May. Drop boxes are in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library and in Room 209, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.

For more information, contact Becky Dunkle, (734) 936-2379 or rdunkle@umich.edu.

Task force holds luncheon

The Women of Color Task Force (WCTF) is hosting a recruitment luncheon 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. May 30 in the Pond Room, Michigan Union.

The WCTF can enhance an individual’s career by working with women who empower each other, meeting influential members outside and inside the U-M community, and working on worthwhile projects.

For more information or to register by May 27, call Stephanie James, (734) 763-4443.

Survivors celebrate rhythms of life

The Comprehensive Cancer Center is sponsoring a National Cancer Survivors’ Day celebration 1–4 p.m. June 9 at the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College. Cancer survivors, family members, friends and health care professionals are all invited.

The day’s focus will be the healing power of music. Deforia Lane, director of the Music Therapy Program at Ireland Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio, will give an interactive presentation exploring the relationship between music and wellness. Rhythm Quest Drum and Dance Troupe will greet guests and perform a special closing ceremony.

The event includes an information fair on surviving issues, door prizes, light refreshments and a chance to learn drumming.

For more information and registration, call (800) 742-2300, #6275, or visit the Web at www.cancer.med.umich.edu/share/survivorsday.htm.

Search on for dean of students

E. Royster Harper, vice-president for student affairs, has announced a search committee to fill the dean of students position. The dean shall provide leadership, coordination and management of student services, programs and activities that serve the student body and the University.

The committee will review applications and recommend a finalist to Harper. Once finalists have been identified, candidates will be invited to campus for interviews with faculty, staff and students.

Students who want to meet the candidates should send e-mail to Sallye Ramsey in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at ramseys@umich.edu.

Members of the search committee are William Collins, chair of the Comprehensive Studies Program; John Matlock, associate vice provost; Janet Gerson; lecturer in economics; Mildred Tirado, clinical psychologist in the Office of the Dean of Students and clinical instructor of psychology; Megan McCallister, associate director of athletics; Susan Montgomery, lecturer in chemical engineering; D’Yal McAllister, LS&A ’02; and Melissa Mercer, graduate student in the School of Education.

Web based e-mail still available

Want to check e-mail from anywhere in the world? Use mail.umich.edu. This Web-based e-mail program allows access to e-mail accounts from any computer with an Internet connection.

ITCS has created a helpful “how-to” Web site that explains how to access and use mail.umich.edu located at www.itd.umich.edu/itddoc/s/s4297/.

For more information, contact the Desktop Support Services Help Desk at (734) 936-3821.

Series on biology of aging is June 2–6

The Geriatrics Center and the Nathan Shock Center for the Biology of Aging, is sponsoring a series of lectures on “The Biology of Aging” 9 a.m.–5 p.m. June 2–6 in the Vandenberg Room of the Michigan League.

The lectures are part of a summer training course on aging sponsored by the National Institute on Aging. Morning talks are designed to provide a wide-ranging view of current findings and new ideas; afternoons present work on biogerontology now under way at U-M.

For more information, call Karen Earl at (734) 936-8198, or send e-mail to kearl@umich.edu.

Picasso exhibit opens with a concert

The contemporary ensemble Brave New Works is presenting a concert in conjunction with the opening of the Picasso exhibit at 8 p.m. June 13 in the Museum of Art.

The program includes works by composers who were personally associated with Picasso or whose work relates directly to Picasso, including Schoenberg, Milhaud, Poulenc, Stravinksy and Rorem.

For more information, call (734) 764-0395.

Library bookstore reduces hours

The Library Book Store, Room 100, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, has adjusted its hours for spring and summer.

It will be open 2–4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For more information, contact Erik Saran, (734) 763-5386 or esaran@umich.edu. Visit the Book Store Web site at www.lib.umich.edu/bksales/.

Two books selected for Read Michigan

The U-M Press announced two books that have been selected for the Read Michigan list, part of Michigan Week, through May 27. Read Michigan celebrates Michigan’s culture, history and accomplishments. The books are “Before Motown” and “Ruin and Recovery.”

A book about Detroit Jazz, “Before Motown,” was written by Lars Bjorn, professor of behavioral sciences, and Jim Gallert, jazz broadcaster and writer. The old Detroit jazz scene comes alive in interviews with musicians and club owners, combined with unique period advertisements and dozens of photographs.

“Ruin and Recovery,” by Dave Dempsey, policy adviser for the Michigan Environmental Council, traces the evolution of the public movement to conserve Michigan’s forests, fish and wildlife. The book carts the development of a conservation ethic in Michigan and chronicles the major battles for environmental protection since the late 1800s.

Computer virus alert

The Klez computer virus forges the “From” information in e-mail messages, making it look like the infected e-mail is from a trusted source, such as the U-M e-mail postmaster. The postmaster never sends attachments through e-mail. If an attachment appears from postmaster@umich.edu. delete it. It is infected.

The virus spreads itself prolifically via e-mail attachments, but only affects PCs running Windows. It not only sends infected e-mail messages to addresses harvested from the infected computer, but also forges the “From” field with many of those same addresses. It appears the messages are from people whose computers are not actually infected.

To be protected from viruses, install antivirus software; do not open unsolicited e-mail attachments, even when they appear to be from people you know and trust; and delete any suspicious e-mail you receive.

For more information visit the “W32/Klez@MM virus family” page on the Virus Busters Web site at www.itd.umich.edu/virusbusters/klez.html.

Health System finalizes agreement

The U-M Health System and its House Officers Association (HOA) finalized a three-year labor agreement. The agreement covers 875 interns, residents and fellows.

It provides for a 3 percent base wage increase for each year of the three-year agreement, a 1 percent lump sum for all house officers in the first year of the agreement, and continuation of the annual 7 percent lump sum component of cash compensation, which is intended, under contract language, to encourage savings. With the new contract, first year house officers also qualify for the lump sum payment.

House officers will actively address operational improvements, including medical documentation practices, use of commodities and coordinated efforts among the healthcare providers.

For more information, visit the Web at www.med.umich.edu/mchrd/news/news.htm.

U-M–Flint offers doctorate

The U-M–Flint Physical Therapy Department is the first in the state to offer a doctor of physical therapy degree (DPT). It also is the first doctoral degree offered at U-M–Flint.

The DPT is a professional degree consisting of 130 credit hours in the professional phase of the program following the completion of a baccalaureate degree. The first class of DPT students will graduate in December 2002.

With the DPT degree program, the entry-level master of physical therapy degree program will be phased out in 2006.

For more information, call (810) 762-3351.

Construction fencing by halls

The construction fencing on the south end of Tisch and Haven halls has been re-configured for the restoration of the landscaping and sidewalks.

Temporary fencing prevents pedestrian traffic from flowing between State Street and the Diag, between the Museum of Art and Tisch and Haven. Pedestrians can access the Diag by traveling along South University Avenue or by going around the north side of Mason Hall. All sidewalks should reopen by mid-June.

For more information, call (734) 936-2323.

Williamson gives lecture May 22

Marianne Williamson, world renowned author and lecturer, will present “Diversity—the Oneness of It All” at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 22 at the Michigan Theater at U-M-Flint.

Williamson is the best-selling author of “The Healing of America,” “A Return to Love” and “A Woman’s Worth.” She is a sought after guest on national talk shows and hosts her own nationally syndicated radio talk show. Williamson’s poignant philosophies have prompted Americans to examine more closely what it takes to create a healthy, hopeful citizen, community and nation.

For more information, contact Delores Lyons at LyonsD2@state.mi.us.

Da Vinci book makes 20,000

The Internet Public Library (IPL) at the School of Information has added the 20,000th item to its catalog of online books.

The Project Gutenberg edition of “The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci” is the 5,000th text released by Project Gutenberg.

IPL has books on topics from Russian fiction to Keynesian economics, to sacred religious texts to mathematics. The searchable listings can be browsed by title, author or subject.

Visit the IPL’s book collection at www.ipl.org/reading/books.

Online zine targets adolescent girls

www.sistagirls.org is an online magazine providing positive images and stories for adolescent girls of color. The magazine’s goal is to close the information gap by encouraging girls to use the Internet to find information about careers and health topics.

The Web features a career woman, a health quiz and tips, a teen editorial on a featured teen, women’s history facts, a monitored discussion board, and online writing opportunities.

For more information, contact Lisa Copeland at (734) 764-2220.

Library has new electronic resources

The University Library has acquired two new electronic resources: the Sanborn Map collection and Women Writers Online.

The Sanborn Maps are an excellent source of information about urban development. The 660,000 maps detail the dimensions, constructions and function of buildings, property boundaries, street names, house and block numbers.

The collection can be accessed from the University Library Networked Electronic Resources page, www.lib.umich.edu/eresources/, or directly from the Map Library home page, www.lib.umich.edu/maplib/.

Women Writers Online is the textbase of the Women Writers Project (WWP) at Brown University that includes a collection of more than 230 texts by women writers 1400–1850. The Renaissance Women Online (RWO) offers an environment for teaching and research on Renaissance women’s writing. Women Writers Online can be accessed at www.lib.umich.edu/eresources/ or at www.wwp.brown.edu/.

For more information on these digital resources, contact Wanda Monroe, (734) 936-3814 or wgm@umich.edu.