The University Record, November 5, 2001


Fellowship applications due Dec. 7

The Institute for Humanities welcomes applications for 2002–03 Faculty Fellowships from full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty at the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. Fellows reside in the Institute, participate in weekly seminars with other faculty and graduate student fellows and teach one course each term. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 7.

For more information, call (734) 936-3518, or visit the Web at

Rackham funding available for interdisciplinary research

The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies is announcing a new program to fund interdisciplinary, collaborative faculty research combined with graduate education. Three proposals will be selected over the next two years; each will be awarded $250,000 for a three-year period. Pre-proposals are due Nov. 26.

For more information, call (734) 764-4400, or visit the Web at

Richards will decipher the dead Nov. 6

Janet Richards, assistant professor of Egyptology and assistant curator for dynastic Egypt at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, will demonstrate the disciplinary phenomenon “Deciphering the Dead: Individual, Text and Context in Ancient Egypt” through a “reading” of the stele of Weni the Elder that re-contextualizes Weni’s narrative. Richards’ free, public talk is at noon Nov. 6 in the Vandenberg Room of the Michigan League.

For more information, contact the Humanities Institute at (734) 936-3518.

Cross the seas with Schwarz Nov. 6

Bill Schwarz, reader in communications and cultural studies, Department of Media and Communications of Goldsmiths College at the University of London, will present “The Crossing of Seas: West Indian Intellectuals in the Age of Decolonization” 4–6 p.m. Nov. 6 in Room 1014, Tisch Hall.

The Atlantic Studies Initiative (ASI) and the Department of History are sponsoring this free, public colloquium.

For more information, contact ASI via e-mail, or call (734) 936-6480.

Rubin will reflect today on the sex wars

Gayle Rubin, Norman Freehling Visiting Professor of the Institute for the Humanities, will present “We Told You So: A Sex Wars Retrospective” noon–1:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in Room 2239, Lane Hall. This talk, which will explore the inauguration of the feminist sex wars in the late 1970s, is co-sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

For more information, call (734) 647-0774.

Student Biomedical Research Fall Forum is Nov. 6

The Student Biomedical Research Fall Forum will be held 3–5 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Michigan League Ballroom. The forum is sponsored by the Student Biomedical Research Programs office and the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP).

UROP also is sponsoring the Motorola Global Futures Fellowship Program 2001 Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, a concurrent smaller poster session in the Michigan Room of the Michigan League. This symposium will display the research efforts of engineering, physics and computer science undergraduates.

For more information, call (734) 998-9381.

Regents’ meeting dates for 2002

2002 Regents’ meeting dates for 2002 follow: ]

  • Jan. 17–18
  • Feb. 14–15
  • March 14–15
  • April 18–19
  • May 16*–17 (*Held at U-M Dearborn)
  • June 20–21
  • July 18–19
  • Sept. 19–20
  • Oct. 17*–18 (*Held at U-M Flint)
  • Nov. 14–15
  • Dec. 12–13

    Vaccination will keep the flu at bay

    The Turner Geriatric Clinic will be offering flu vaccine clinics on the following days:

  • 9 a.m.–noon Nov. 7, Turner Senior Resource Center.
  • 9 a.m.–noon Nov. 10, Level 1, Cancer Center and Geriatrics Center Bldg.
  • 3–7 p.m. Nov. 16, 229 Chapin St., New Hope Outreach Clinic.

    For more information, call (734) 764-2556.

    CEW brown bag on the influences of estrogen on the brain is Nov. 8

    Yolanda R. Smith, assistant professor of obstetrics and research director of the Center for Excellence in Women’s Health, and Lisa R. Jackson, Ph.D. candidate in biopsychology, will present “The Influences of Estrogen on the Brain,” noon–1:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at 330 E. Liberty St, sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women.

    For more information, call (734) 998-7080.

    Dow Distinguished Lecture is Nov. 8

    The College of Engineering will host a teach-in 2–4 p.m. Nov. 8 at Chesebrough Auditorium, Chrysler Center, to discuss the events of Sept. 11. Engineering Dean Steven W. Director will lead the general session.

    Robert W. Lucky, corporate vice president of applied research at Telecordia Technologies, will present the William G. Dow Distinguished Lecture “Disruptive Technologies Amidst the Storm in Telecommunications” at 4 p.m. Nov. 8, also at Chesebrough Auditorium, Chrysler Center.

    For more information, visit the Web at

    Borders Benefits Days are Nov. 9–11

    The U-M Children’s Centers will benefit from Borders Benefits Days Nov. 9–11. Simply by mentioning that purchases made are for the

    U-M Children’s Centers, shoppers at either Borders—Arborland or Liberty St.—will have a percentage of their purchases donated to the Centers.

    For more information, call (734) 647-6647.

    Volunteers to give free program

    The Health System’s Turner Geriatric Clinic Peer Volunteers will present a free program “Making the Most of Living Alone: Physical, Emotional and Financial Aspects,” 1–3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Pittsfield Senior Center, Pittsfield Township Hall, 701 W. Ellsworth Rd.

    Karen Schoem, who works with Turner Clinic’s Living Well Care Management program, will speak. A panel discussion on “Seniors Living Alone” will follow.

    For more information, call (734) 764-2556.

    Business Week ranks executive ed

    The Business School ranked third in a Business Week magazine list of best executive education non-degree programs, based on a survey of corporate managers and human resources executives. U-M trailed Harvard and INSEAD, based in France and Singapore.

    Results are published in the magazine’s Oct. 15 issue.

    Holiday mail season approaching

    The holiday season is quickly approaching. The following dates are provided to help manage mail during the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) busiest time of the year.

  • Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22: The USPS and University Mail Service will be closed.

  • Nov. 23: The USPS will be open, but University Mail Service will be closed and no service will be provided to U-M buildings.

  • Dec. 5: No afternoon pick-up or delivery will be made by University Mail Service. USPS service will continue as normal.

  • Dec. 14: The deadline for units to submit requests to University Mail Service for USPS mail delivery during University seasonal days—Dec. 26–28 and 31. Requests must be submitted in writing. Also, University Mail Service must be notified if pickup and delivery service is required Dec. 24. For information, call (734) 764-9227.

  • Dec. 20: Standard permit mail to be processed and mailed by the end of the year must be received by University Mail Service by 5 p.m.

  • Dec. 21: Mail must be at University Mail Service by 1 p.m. to be postmarked before Dec. 25.

  • Dec. 24: This is not an official U-M seasonal day. But, if delivery is required, contact University Mail Service by Dec. 14.

  • Dec. 26–28 and 31: The USPS will be open during U-M seasonal days, but will not provide service to U-M buildings unless advanced written requests are received by University Mail Service by Dec. 14.

  • Jan. 1, 2002: The USPS and University Mail Service will be closed.

    Bollinger to speak at MSU fall commencement

    President Lee C. Bollinger will speak at

    2 p.m. Dec. 8 at Michigan State University’s (MSU) fall commencement ceremony. Bollinger also will receive an honorary doctor of laws at the undergraduate ceremony.

    Perspectives of misogyny and terrorism hosted by SAPAC

    Award-winning poet, novelist and activist Robin Morgan will present a lecture and book signing 7–9:30 p.m. Nov. 13, in Auditorium B of Angell Hall. Morgan will talk about her latest book Sisterhood is Global: The New International Women’s Movement, and provide perspective from “ground zero” after the Sept. 11 attacks. This free, public event is being hosted by the Sexual Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC).

    For more information, call (734) 998-9368.

    A Matter of Degree exhibition opens Nov. 10

    Drawn from the Museum of Art’s (UMMA) permanent collection, “A Matter of Degree: Abstraction in Twentieth Century Art” features nearly 50 works of abstract art focusing on objects, landscapes and figures. Many of the pieces are recent gifts to UMMA. Works include those by Pablo Picasso, Helen Frankenthaler, Paul Klee, Andy Warhol, Chuck Close and Roy Lichenstein. The exhibition runs Nov. 10–Jan. 27.

    For more information, call (734) 763-UMMA (8662).

    Costume jewelry sale is Nov. 11

    The Turner Geriatric Clinic’s Peer Volunteers will hold a costume jewelry sale 1–4 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Turner Senior Resource Center. All of the proceeds will benefit Turner Geriatric Clinic’s community programs.

    For more information, call (734) 764-2556.