‘Degas and the Dance’ preview at U-M
The Center for European Studies (CES) will host two shows previewing the
exhibit “Degas and the Dance,” currently showing at the Detroit
Institute of the Arts (DIA). From noon–1 p.m. Nov. 18 and Dec. 9,
CES will host a free lecture and slide show at the International Institute,
Room 1636 in the School of Social Work Building. “Degas and the
Dance” is an exhibition featuring more than 100 works by Edgar Degas,
side-by-side with stage sets, costume designs and photographs of dancers.
For more information on the DIA exhibit, visit http://www.dia.org.
For information on the lectures and slide shows, call (734) 615-7317.
Combining photo imagery with media
Linda Soberman, a mixed media photographer and adjunct assistant professor
in the School of Art and Design, will speak about art and the techniques
of combining photographic imagery with other media at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18
at the Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W. Liberty. Soberman’s talk is
sponsored by Ann Arbor Women Artists. For more information, call (734)
LSA hosts Sylvia Thrupp Lecture
Geoff Eley, professor of comparative history, will deliver the lecture,
“On Your Marx: From Cultural History to the History of Society,”
at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Hussey Room of the Michigan League. The inaugural
Sylvia L. Thrupp Collegiate Professorship in Comparative History Lecture,
Eley’s talk is sponsored by LSA. For more information, call (734)
RRP sponsors mentoring session
Steven L. Kunkel, associate dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate
Studies, and pathology research endowed professor; Glenda Haskell, assistant
provost; and Jayne London, coordinator of diversity initiatives at the
Rackham Graduate School, will present “Mentoring and Being Mentored,”
5–7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Maternal and Child Health Center, Room F2305.
The Research Responsibility Program (RRP), sponsored by the Office of
the Vice President for Research, is a series of information and discussion
sessions on responsibility in the conduct and administration of research.
The full RRP schedule is available at http://www.responsibility.research.
For more information about RRP, call (734) 647-9085 or e-mail email@example.com.
George Gittoes, Artist as Witness
Australian artist George Gittoes will speak about “Night Vision:
The Artist as Witness,” at noon Nov. 19 in the Kuenzel Room of the
Michigan Union. The talk concludes the Institute for the Humanities’
lecture series “To Do Justice To.” Gittoes, who will be the
Paula and Edwin Sidman Visiting Fellow in the Arts, will discuss a painting
he completed in 1993 following a night patrol in Somalia in the company
of peacemaker soldiers wearing night vision equipment.
For more information, call (734) 936-3518, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit http://www.lsa.umich.edu.humin.
Turner Resource Center open house
The Turner Senior Resource Center will host an open house and ribbon cutting
for its newly expanded facility at 2401 Plymouth Road from 1–3 p.m.
Nov. 20. The open house will feature refreshments, a building tour, program
information and the opening of Gallery 55+, which highlights the work
of older adult artists. Sandra Reminga, executive director of the Area
Agency on Aging 1B, will give an “Update on Aging Issues”
during the open house. For more information, call (734) 998-9350.
Evaluating environmental policy
Jim Lyons, professor in the practice of resource management at the Yale
School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and former under secretary
of agriculture with the Clinton Administration, will share his perspectives
about environmental policy at 4 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Michigan League’s
Vandenberg Room. The title of Lyons’ talk is “Bush Wacked:
Evaluating New Directions in American Environmental Policy.” The
Ecosystem Management Initiative and the Program in the Environment of
the School of Natural Resources & Environment sponsor the lecture.
For more information, call (734) 615-6431 or visit http://www.snre.umich.edu/emi.
Tickets for U-M/MSU games
The Athletic Ticket Office is giving faculty and staff the opportunity
to buy single-game tickets to upcoming Michigan vs. Michigan State basketball
and hockey home games. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served
basis until Dec. 20. The men’s basketball game against Michigan
State will be played at 1 p.m. Jan. 26. The hockey games against Michigan
State will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and Feb. 28. To purchase tickets for
basketball (limit of four at $17 each in the upper level) or hockey (limit
of two at $14 or $18 each), present your M-Card at the Athletic Ticket
Office, 1000 S. State St. For more information, call (734) 764-0247 or
Dance Dept.’s ‘Part of a Long Story’
The Dance Department in the School of Music will host “Part of a
Long Story” at 8 p.m. Nov. 21–23 at the Betty Pease Studio
Theater, 1310 N. University Court. Emerging choreographers Kelly Bowker,
David Knapp, Ricki Mason, Rachel McKinstry and Melissa Norwood will premiere
solo and group works in an evening of dance and music. Tickets are $5
for general admission and can be purchased at the theater one hour before
each performance. For more information, call (734) 763-5461.
UMHS hosts patient safety conference
The U-M Health System (UMHS) is sponsoring an event for Michigan clinician
leaders focused on patient safety. From 8 a.m.–noon Nov. 22 at the
U-M Medical Center, UMHS will host the conference, “Improving Patient
Safety in Hospitals: Turning Ideas into Action,” featuring national,
state and UMHS leaders in patient safety. Dr. Robert Wachter, a nationally
recognized patient safety expert from the University of California, San
Francisco, will discuss achieving a culture of safety in hospitals. The
event will be presented via live video conferencing to selected sites
in Michigan. After the conference, at five selected hospital sites around
the state, UMHS will provide hands-on patient safety workshops.
Healthcare professionals interested in attending the conference should
call (734) 763-1400 or (800) 800-0666.
Alumnae Council invites new members
The Alumnae Council invites all U-M alumnae and alumni to join. An affiliate
of the Alumni Association, the Alumnae Council has been active for 85
years promoting the interests of women in the University community. The
council raises money for scholarships and recognizes outstanding students
and alumnae. Members in 17 local alumnae clubs help promote and support
the University and its students in their communities. For more information,
call (734) 668-2607 or e-mail email@example.com.
Business seminar cancelled
The “Seminar on New Business Creation for U-M Faculty,” which
was scheduled for Nov. 22 in the Business School, has been cancelled.
It will be rescheduled.
For more information, call (734) 615-4419.
Great Lakes ecosystem seminar series
Prof. Danny Reible of Louisiana State University will speak at 4 p.m.
Nov. 22 in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building, Room
1001, 1301 Beal Ave. Reible is a professor of chemical engineering and
director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency South/Southwest Hazardous
Substance Research Center. His talk, part of the Environmental Science,
Engineering and Policy in the 21st Century (ESEP-21)—Sustainability
of the Great Lakes Ecosystem Seminar Series, will explore the perspectives
of a diverse cross section of researchers in fields related to environmental
and water resources engineering through a continuing series of distinguished
lectures and discussions related to the Great Lakes. For more information,
Ann Arbor Reads selects book
The Ann Arbor Reads program has chosen the book “Abraham Lincoln’s
DNA and other Adventures in Genetics” as its selection for 2003.
The program, co-sponsored by the U-M Life Sciences Values & Society
Program, encourages all citizens of Ann Arbor to read one book at the
same time that raises ethical issues posed by advances in the life sciences.
Ann Arbor Reads will take place from January to March 2003, and its partners—the
Shaman Drum Bookshop and the Ann Arbor District Library—are asking
participants to read the book and contemplate it with others by joining
discussion groups and attending other events. For more information on
Ann Arbor reads, visit http://www.aareads.org.
CLOSUP calls for proposals
The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) at the Gerald R.
Ford School of Public Policy has announced the availability of limited
funds to provide support for up to four major research projects focused
on local, state and/or urban policy issues. Awards will be in the range
Priority will be given to projects that reach across traditional disciplinary
boundaries; that involve researchers from multiple departments, schools
or colleges, especially junior faculty; and that are of interest to both
academic and public-sector audiences. Pre-proposals for fiscal year 2004
awards must be received by Feb. 10. Final proposals must be received by
May 1, and awards may begin July 1. For more information, call (734) 647-4091,
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
SNRE announces partnerships
The School of Natural Resources & Environment has formed partnerships
with the Michigan Sea Grant College Program (MSGCP) and the Cooperative
Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER). The partnerships
enhance the ability of all partners to develop new research program.
U-M–Flint hosts ‘MusiCollage’
U-M–Flint will host “MusiCollage” at 7:30 p.m. Nov.
20 in the U-M–Flint Theatre. The event will feature classical, jazz,
gospel and American music, and will include the University Chorale, Chamber
Singers, Wind Symphony, Jazz Combo, Gospel Choir, The Steelheads percussion
ensemble and student soloists. The $10 tickets are available in advance
and at the door, and can be purchased through the music department at
(810) 762-3377. Proceeds benefit the purchase of music equipment and instruments
and scholarship funds.
GARP to present research findings
Presenters from the Gender and Achievement Research Program at the Institute
for Research on Women and Gender will present their recent findings, “Youths’
Negotiations of Identity and Social Categories: Stories and Outcomes in
Prince George’s County,” at noon Nov. 20 in Lane Hall, Room
2239. The group will present empirical findings from their research on
racial/ethnic, gender and “jock” identities among adolescents.
For more information, call (734) 764-9537.
Economic forecast, consumer outlook
Forecasts for the U.S. and Michigan economies and consumer outlook for
2003 will highlight the 50th anniversary Economic Outlook Conference Nov.
21–22 at the Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St. Saul H. Hymans,
professor of economics and statistics and director of the Research Seminar
in Quantitative Economics (RSQE), will open the conference with a presentation
of “The U.S. Economic Outlook” at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 21. Richard
T. Curtin, director of the Surveys of Consumers at the Institute for Social
Research, will follow with “The Consumer Outlook for 2002”
at 11 a.m. At 9:30 a.m. Nov. 22, economists Joan Crary and George Fulton
will present “The 2002 Outlook for the Michigan Economy.”
The RSQE conference’s 50th anniversary celebratory banquet dinner,
at 7:45 p.m. Nov. 21, will feature former RSQE director and Nobel Laureate
Lawrence R. Klein discussing “The Role of Surveys and Models in
Economic Forecasting: Two Icons of Ann Arbor.” For more information,
‘Why Shakespeare Matters to Me’
Michael Boyd, artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC),
will discuss “Why Shakespeare Matters to Me,” in a lecture
at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Ann Arbor District Library. Boyd’s visit
as artistic director leads up to the second RSC Residency at U-M in March
2003. The company will perform the U.S. premiere of Salman Rushdie’s
“Midnight’s Children,” and repertory performances of
Shakespeare’s “Merry Wives of Windsor” and “Coriolanus.”
Boyd, formerly associate director of the RSC, won Britain’s prestigious
Laurence Olivier Award for best director for his productions of Shakespeare’s
first history tetralogy. Those four productions made up the RSC Residency
at U-M in 2001. Boyd’s visit also celebrates his appointment as
adjunct professor in the departments of English and theater. For more
information, call (734) 647-4418.
E. Hoover under construction
Construction on the south side of E. Hoover Street began Nov. 13 to install
an underground duct run for telecommunications and utilities equipment.
Two-way vehicle traffic will be maintained along the construction area
from the railroad tracks east of Greene Street to State Street. The U-M
commuter bus stop in front of the Intramural Sports Building may temporarily
be shifted. The Hoover Street phase of the duct run installation project
is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
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