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Microsoft exec to speak

Bob Muglia, senior vice president of Microsoft’s Enterprise Storage Division and a 1981 LS&A graduate, will speak at 9 a.m. Oct. 10 in the Gerald R. Ford Library on North Campus. Muglia is a member of Microsoft’s Technical Senior Leadership Team, which develops the company’s technical direction. Muglia has served a variety of positions at Microsoft, including management of the development of the MSN service and Microsoft Office. He also helped drive the customer requirements and product specifications for Windows NT. Industrial Partners of Computer Science and Engineering sponsors the event.

For more information, call (734) 647-7086.

Public Health to host service fair

The School of Public Health will host the 9th annual Community Service Learning Fair from 3–5 p.m. Oct. 7 on the first floor of the School of Public Health II Building. More than 40 community-based organizations will participate in this year’s fair, including Neutral Zone–Ann Arbor’s Teen Center, Domestic Violence Project/Safe House, the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan and Washtenaw County Public Health. The fair will give faculty and students the chance to arrange experiential learning and community service opportunities. Faculty can talk about research ideas, arrange for guest speakers or include community components in their courses.

For more information, call (734) 936-0935 or (734) 936-0932.

Great Lakes captain to give lecture

Jeffrey Werner, Great Lakes yacht captain, will give a lecture, “Cartography of the Great Lakes: Charting the Changing Shape of the Michigan Mitten,” at 3 p.m. Oct. 8 at the U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann. Werner will explore the historical forces that gave surveyors, cartographers and chart makers the impetus to draw more accurate representations of the Michigan Territory and the surrounding Great Lakes region. Werner’s lecture is part of the Observatory’s lecture series, which focuses on topics that heighten understanding of 19th-century science, technology and culture.

For more information, call (734) 763-2230 or send an e-mail to kwight@umich.edu.

Development of North Campus

Douglas Kelbaugh, dean of Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, will present a lecture on ideas for the development of North Campus at 6 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Art and Architecture Building Auditorium, Room 2104. A reception follows in the College Gallery, Room 2106, where drawings and models will be on display 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday through Oct. 30. Possibilities include moving Fleming Building personnel or Wolverine Tower, or both, to North Campus, as well as constructing the Arthur Miller Theater, a dormitory, a residential college, a meditation chapel and a conference center/hotel.

Pulitzer-winning poet to speak

Philip Levine, a Detroit native and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet will hold a poetry reading 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Michigan League Ballroom. Levine also will give a lecture, “My Spanish Civil War,” at 5 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Michigan Union Pendleton Room. Born in Detroit in 1928, Levine wrote poetry from his experiences as an auto factory worker. He has won the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the first American Book Award for Poetry. The offices of the president and provost, the Department of English Language and Literature, and the MFA Program in Creative Writing sponsor the visit.

For more information, call (734) 615-3710 or e-mail reedtwis@umich.edu.

ABC News president to speak

David Westin, an alumnus and president of ABC News, will provide a look behind the scenes of network news during “An Evening with David Westin,” Oct. 24 at the Michigan Union. A graduate of the Law School, Westin has served as president of ABC News since 1997. The public presentation begins at 5:30 p.m. in the ballroom. Immediately following the presentation, a benefit dinner with Westin will be in the Pendleton Room. The dinner is $100 per person, including a $50 tax-deductible contribution in support of the collections and services of the University Library. Reservations are required for the dinner and seating is limited. Friends of the University Library, Office of the Vice President for Communications and the University Library are sponsors of the event.

For more information, or to make a reservation, call (734) 763-7368 or send an e-mail to marsello@umich.edu.

Depression Center to host screening

The Depression Center will offer National Depression Screening Day 8–10 a.m, noon–2 p.m. and 4–6 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Hospital Towsley Link. Confidential screenings will be offered at no cost. Those who need further assistance will be given a list of local referrals.

For more information, call (734) 763-7495.

Indonesian writer to lecture

Goenawan Mohamad, an Indonesian poet, essayist, activist and journalist, will deliver the lecture, “Poetry and the End of the Holy,” at

2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. The lecture is sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities.

For more information, call (734) 936-1930 or e-mail humin@umich.edu.

Global Ethnic Literatures Seminar

The Program in Comparative Literature will host the Global Ethnic Literatures Seminar at 4 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Michigan League, Michigan Room. The seminar, “Detroit Summer—A Multicultural, Intergenerational, Youth-Led Group Working to Rebuild Detroit Block by Block,” will feature a video presentation and a panel discussion. The seminar is sponsored by LS&A, the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

For more information, call (734) 763-2351.

Former U.N. official to speak

Catherine A. Bertini, former United Nations World Food Program executive director, will discuss “Why Wait for Another Afghanistan? The Case for Increasing U.S. Aid” at 4 p.m. Oct. 16 during the inaugural lecture of the Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence program. The lecture will be in Schorling Auditorium, School of Education. It is presented by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Bertini led the largest humanitarian agency in the world from 1992-2002.

For additional information, call (734) 764-8593.

Development VP search committee seeks input

The search for a vice president for development is underway, and the Search Advisory Committee is asking for nominations, applications and comments from the campus community.

The committee plans to complete its work within the next few months. Individuals from historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Comments and names of potential candidates can be sent to VPD_Search@umich.edu.

Student rights statement subject to review in 2002

Every two years, the University’s Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities (formerly known as the Code of Student Conduct) is subject to review by the University community. Faculty interested in submitting an amendment proposal may do so through their Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA) representative. The statement, which applies to all students, describes behaviors that are inconsistent with University values and outlines procedures to respond to such behaviors. The statement is available at

http://www.umich.edu/oscr, and all proposals will be posted at http://www.studentpolicies. http://dsa.umich.edu/review/ SACUA will make recommendations to the president, who has final decision over all amendment proposals. Any changes to the statement will be implemented for the 2003-04 academic year.

Dating, domestic violence lecture

Oliver J. Williams, execut2ive director of the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, will speak about “Ending Dating and Domestic Violence on Campus: Prevention, Intervention and Social Support,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the East Hall Auditorium. Williams, giving the third annual Tamara Williams Lecture, has worked in the field of domestic violence for more than 20 years. Currently an associate professor of social work at the University of Minnesota, Williams has been a child welfare and delinquency worker, and has worked in battered women’s shelters.

The lecture is sponsored by the School of Social Work, the Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Center, Interdisciplinary Research Program on Violence Across the Life Span and University Housing.

Cancer Center sponsors retreat

The Cancer Center is coordinating The Circle of Care Family Retreat from 12:30–5:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The retreat, sponsored by the Christy Yenkel Fund for Community Cancer Care and co- coordinated by the Saint Joseph Mercy Cancer Care Center, offers an opportunity for families and friends to come together to share their cancer experiences. Retreat activities include a family nature walk, art project and a series of discussions. Registration is $10 per person or $25 per family and includes refreshments. Space is limited, and reservations must be made by Oct. 14.

For more information or to make a reservation, call (734) 712-2920.

U-M, real estate scholarships

The U-M/Urban Land Institute Real Estate Forum is offering six $1,000 scholarships to graduate students. The 16th annual Real Estate Forum is Nov. 6–7. This forum, “Driving Development in Detroit: Gearing Up for Growth,” will focus on issues and sites in Detroit. Graduate students studying business, architecture, urban planning, law, natural resources and engineering who wish to be considered for one of the scholarships must submit a resume along with a brief paper addressing whether big-box development in the suburbs has a deleterious impact on traffic and locally owned retail. Papers must be double-spaced and limited to one page in length using 12-point font.

All submissions must be e-mailed to ptallen@umich.edu and jkosteva@umich.edu by 5 p.m. Oct. 21. The forum is co-sponsored by the School of Business, College of Architecture and Urban Planning and the Urban Land Institute.

U-M, real estate forum offer scholarships

The U-M/Urban Land Institute Real Estate Forum is offering six $1,000 scholarships to graduate students. The 16th annual Real Estate Forum is Nov. 6-7. This forum, “Driving Development in Detroit: Gearing Up for Growth,” will focus on issues and sites in Detroit. Graduate students studying business, architecture, urban planning, law, natural resources and engineering, who wish to be considered for one of the scholarships, must submit a resume along with a brief paper addressing whether big-box development in the suburbs has a deleterious impact on traffic and locally owned retail. Papers must be double-spaced and limited to one page in length using 12-point font.

All submissions must be e-mailed to ptallen@umich.edu and jkosteva@umich.edu by 5 p.m. Oct. 21. The forum is co-sponsored by the School of Business, College of Architecture and Urban Planning and the Urban Land Institute.



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