Board of Regents to meet Nov. 14
The Board of Regents will hold its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Nov. 14 in
the Regents Room of the Fleming Administration Building. Public comments
will be held at 4 p.m. Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend
the meeting and need assistance should contact the Office of the Vice
President and Secretary of the University in advance at (734) 764-3883.
For TTY services, call (734) 647-1388.
New business creation seminar
The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies,
U-M Tech Transfer and the Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity
Finance will host the second annual “Seminar on New Business Creation
for U-M Faculty.” The event, scheduled from 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. Nov. 22
in Room E0540 of the Business School, is designed to give University faculty
and researchers introductory knowledge about creating new businesses.
Topics will address specific needs of University researchers for the first
steps of commercialization, including how to work effectively with TechTransfer
and raising funds for a new business. Registration is $95 for materials
and includes lunch. For more information or to register, e-mail email@example.com.
Humanities Institute Fellowships
The Institute for the Humanities welcomes applications for 200304 faculty
fellowships from full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty at the Ann
Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. The institute encourages eligible
faculty in the visual, performing and creative arts to apply. Faculty
fellows are residents in the institute, where they have offices, participate
in a weekly seminar with other faculty and graduate student fellows, and
teach one course. Selection criteria include the humanities content of
the proposed research project, and its promise and significance. Interest
in interdisciplinary work is another factor, along with the quality, significance
and breadth of the applicant’s prior work. Applications are due by 5 p.m.
Dec. 6 and may be obtained at http://www.lsa.umich.edu/humin,
by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
by calling (734) 936-3518.
Library offers Bible exhibit
Bibles and other religious works dating back to the year 119, including
the earliest known copy of the letters of St. Paul, are part of the annual
exhibit in the Special Collections Library that runs through Jan. 11.
The exhibit, “From Papyri to King James: The Evolution of the English
Bible,” includes materials written on papyrus, parchment and paper that
led to the English translation of 1611 known as the King James Bible.
On display are a number of distinguished documents marking significant
milestones in the history of the biblical text. For more information,
call (734) 764-9377.
Films of India and Mexico highlighted
University Library resources that demonstrate the contributions of the
major film-producing areas of the world, including India—the country that
has been leading the world in annual theatrical film production since
the 1970s—are featured in a new exhibit in the north lobby of the Harlan
Hatcher Graduate Library. “From Silent to Talkie: Chronicling the Feature
Film in India and Mexico,” includes photo reproductions of movie stars,
film stills, ads, filmmakers and audiences, as well as DVD and VHS cover
art and books. The exhibit is free and open to the public, and it runs
through the end of December. For holdings information and check-out procedures
for the Film and Video Library, visit http://www.lib.umich.edu/filmvid/.
Endangered species restoration Hank Fischer,
special projects coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation, will
share his experiences working with endangered species restoration from
45:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Michigan Room of the Michigan League. Fischer
has been involved with endangered species restoration, including wolves,
grizzly bears and black-footed ferrets. He was a leader in the 10-year
effort to restore wolves to Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho.
The Ecosystem Management Initiative of the School of Natural Resources
and Environment sponsors Fischer’s talk. For more information, call (734)
615-6431 or visit http://snre.umich.edu/emi.
Global governance through networks
Anne-Marie Slaughter, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and
International Affairs at Princeton University and president of the American
Society of International Law, will deliver the lecture, “A New World Order:
Global Governance through Government Networks,” at 4:15 p.m. Nov. 14 at
the Institute for Social Research, Room 6050. Slaughter’s lecture is part
of the institute’s Jacobson Lecture. For more information, call (734)
Power Award deadline approaching
The Academic Women’s Caucus (AWC) is seeking nominations for the 2003
Sarah Goddard Power Award. The award is presented annually to women who
have distinguished themselves through their leadership, scholarship and
sustained service on behalf of women. Eligible candidates include instructors,
lecturers, primary researchers, librarians, curators and senior administrative
staff. Faculty who are no longer employed by the University but held an
appointment within the year prior to nomination also are eligible. The
deadline for nominations is Nov. 22. Nominations may be submitted online
For more information about the AWC or nomination criteria, visit http://www.umich.edu/~awcwomen/default.htm
or call (734) 764-5188.
CEW hosts two workshops
The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) will host a pair of events
designed to educate women in the campus community. From 78:30 p.m. Nov.
11, CEW will host the presentation, “Nonprofit Administration: Career
Insights from Women Administrators,” at the center, 330. E. Liberty. The
workshop is designed to provide an overview of day-to-day life in nonprofit
administration and detail the skills needed for such jobs. The event is
co-sponsored by the Business School, Career Planning and Placement, the
Gerald Ford School of Public Policy and the School of Social Work.
From noon1:30 p.m. Nov. 13, CEW will host “Re-Boot Your Relationships,”
in the Michigan Room of the Michigan League. The program will feature
ideas and techniques for improving important life relationships, from
family to co-workers. The Work/Life Resources Program and the Faculty
and Staff Assistance Program sponsor the program. For more information,
call (734) 998-7080.
Snorkeling Michigan’s inland lakes
Nancy Washburne, author of “Snorkeling Guide to Michigan’s Inland Lakes,”
will narrate a video presentation on little-known fish and other inhabitants
of Michigan’s inland lakes at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 a the Exhibit Museum. The
video and talk will cover a variety of species, including bass, pike,
bluegill, trout, herring and turtles. For more information, call (734)
International Inst. hosts seminar
The International Institute will host the symposium “Sacred Spaces and
Heretical Knowledge: National Universities and Global Politics” from 24
p.m. Nov. 15 in the School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. The symposium
follows up on the institute’s August seminar that brought together visiting
scholars, public figures, faculty and graduate students to consider the
challenges posed by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 and their aftermath
to the internationalizing project of North American universities. U-M
faculty will discuss a pre-circulated, expanded version of a position
paper prepared for the August seminar. For more information, call (734)
Early paydays in Nov. and Dec.
Employees will be paid early in November and December. The last biweekly
and monthly payrolls for November both will be distributed Nov. 27. The
December monthly payroll will be distributed Dec. 20 and the last biweekly
payroll will be Dec. 27, per the normal biweekly pay schedule.
U-M vs. Ohio State ‘Blood Battle’
The Alpha Phi Omega-Gamma Pi chapter is sponsoring the annual U-M vs.
Ohio State “Blood Battle,” Nov. 1122. U-M will host 24 blood drives during
the 11-day competition leading up to the Nov. 23 football game in Columbus.
This year, for the first time, donors also can register at the Michigan
Union to give bone marrow. U-M donated more than 1,700 pints of blood
to win last year’s battle. The Red Cross has set up the following donation
dates and locations: Nov. 11, 39 p.m. Bursley, 28 p.m. Stockwell and
Hillel; Nov. 12, 28 p.m. Couzens and East Quad; Nov. 13, 28 p.m. South
Quad and Alice Lloyd; Nov. 14, 28 p.m. West Quad, West Quad-Bus and Mosher-Jordan;
Nov. 15, 11 a.m.5 p.m. Chrysler Center, 28 p.m. Mary Markley; Nov. 17,
28 p.m. Michigan Union Anderson Room; Nov. 18, 28 p.m. Michigan Union
Anderson Room and Michigan League; Nov. 19, 28 p.m. Michigan Union Anderson
Room and Pierpont Commons; Nov. 2021 7 a.m.1 p.m. and 17 p.m. U-M Hospital
Towsley Center, 28 p.m. Michigan Union Pendleton Room; Nov. 22, 28 p.m.
East Hall Atrium.
The Blood Battle is supported by the American Red Cross and the Michigan
Student Assembly. For more information, visit http://umbloodbattle.org.
Changes at UMHS, history department
The Historical Center for the Health Sciences has changed its name to
the Center for the History of Medicine. The center’s mission is to conduct
original research on the history of medicine; promote dialogue on issues
related to health and society in university, medical and lay communities;
and to preserve and make accessible materials related to the history of
medicine, biomedical research, public health, nursing, and medical and
hospital administration. Department of History faculty are in the process
of moving to Haven Hall. Some phone disruption may occur during the move,
expected to finish Nov. 20. The department’s administrative offices will
remain in 1029 Tisch Hall.
‘Assets, Poverty and Children’ lecture
Michael W. Sherraden will present the Fedele F. and Iris M. Fauri Memorial
Lecture, “Assets, Poverty and Children,” at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Educational
Conference Center, 1080 S. University Ave. Sherraden is a professor at
Washington University in St. Louis. He is an alumnus of the U-M School
of Social Work. The event is co-sponsored by the schools of social work
at U-M and Wayne State University. For more information, call (734) 763-3395.
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