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Regents to meet in Flint Oct. 17

The Board of Regents will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Harding Mott University Center on the U-M–Flint campus. Public comments will be held at 3 p.m. Individuals wishing to address the regents must complete a public comments request form by 4 p.m. Oct. 16. Forms are available at

For more information, call (734) 763-5553.

Regents candidates, Coleman to speak

The Senate Assembly and Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA) will host a public forum Oct. 14 at Hale Auditorium featuring nine of 10 candidates running for Board of Regents. At 3:15 p.m., President Mary Sue Coleman will make her first address to the Senate Assembly. The regents candidates will have a chance to articulate their positions on issues, and members of the campus community can ask questions. A brief reception with the candidates will follow the event.

Verghese to give lecture

The Historical Center for the Health Sciences will host the second annual Horace W. Davenport Lecture in the Medical Humanities 3–5 p.m. Oct. 16 at Ford Auditorium in the U-M Hospital. Best-selling author and physician Abraham Verghese will deliver the lecture, “The Search for Meaning in a Medical Life.” Verghese’s many publications include the critically acclaimed books “My Own Country: A Doctor’s Story” and “The Tennis Partner.” The Davenport lecture is co-sponsored by the Office of the President, the Science, Technology and Society Program, the Victor Vaughan Society and the MFA Program in Creative Writing. A book signing and refreshments follow the lecture.

Mott to host candidates forum

The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital will host a political Candidate’s Forum on Children’s Issues from 5–7 p.m. Oct. 17. The forum will give area candidates running for state offices and in U.S. House of Representatives and Senate races the opportunity to answer questions from Washtenaw County youth on issues that impact children. The non-partisan forum is supported by 47 community organizations and will be moderated by Lucy Ann Lance from Kool 107 FM.

For more information, call (734) 615-5379, or register online at

U-M–D enrollment hits all-time high

Enrollment at U-M–Dearborn has reached an all-time high of 8,725 students for the fall semester, an increase of 4 percent from last year. Growth is strongest at the graduate level, where enrollment is up 16.3 percent over the fall 2001 numbers.

The number of graduate students is 2,169, approximately 25 percent of the U-M–Dearborn student body. Enrollment of first-year (807) and transfer students (717) also increased during the past year.

Committee seeks employee input

Members of the search committee for the Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs are inviting UMHS employees to discuss the search and offer input and suggestions. Sessions are scheduled from 9–10 a.m. Oct. 17 (UH 2C208), 7–8 a.m. (UH 2C108) and 2–3 p.m. Oct. 21 (UH 2C108).

For more information, e-mail or

Tamara Williams Memorial Lecture

The Tamara Williams Memorial Lecture on Dating and Domestic Violence will be presented from 7–8:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the East Hall Auditorium. Oliver Williams, executive director of the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community and an associate professor in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota, will deliver the keynote address, “Ending Dating and Domestic Violence on Campus: Prevention, Intervention and Social Support.” The lecture commemorates the life of Tamara Williams, a U-M student stabbed to death on the grounds of family housing in 1997. The lecture is sponsored by University Housing and supported by the School of Social Work, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center, and the Interdisciplinary Research Program on Violence Across the Lifespan.

For more information, call (734) 764-7455.

Choir seeks new members

The Business and Finance Diversity Choir is seeking new members. The choir meets from 3:30–5 p.m. every Tuesday for practice at the Student Theatre Arts Complex on Kipke Drive. The first practice is Oct. 15. The choir will perform at the Business and Finance Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Convocation in January.

For more information, call (734) 936-1615.

Kellogg Center hosts LASIK sessions

The Kellogg Eye Center will present two sessions on LASIK and other refractive procedures during the University’s open enrollment period. From noon–1 p.m. Oct. 17, Dr. Shahzad Mian will speak in room 1180 in the Teleconference Suite at the Media Union on North Campus. From noon–1 p.m. Oct. 24, Dr. Qais Farjo will speak in Room G076C in the Wolverine Tower. The Kellogg physicians will answer questions about deciding on laser or other vision correction. They will explain the procedures, eye conditions that preclude surgery and what to expect after the procedure.

For more information, call (734) 615-6914 or email

Career Center hosts graduate fair

The Career Center will host the Graduate School Information Fair from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Michigan Union. The event is designed to connect students with graduate schools and programs from across the country, and more than 110 schools are scheduled to attend. A list of participating schools and programs is available at http://www.careercenter.

For more information, call (734) 764-7460.

Task force seeks presenters, nominees

The Women of Color Task Force (WCTF) is seeking presenters for its 21st annual conference. The theme of the Feb. 28, 2003, conference is “One University, One Community, One Destiny: Staff and the University’s Mission.” Members of the University community interested in presenting a workshop at the conference should send a response before Oct. 25 to The WCTF is looking for workshops that range in subject matter from career to financial to personal. In addition, the WCTF is accepting nominations for its 2002 Woman of the Year in Leadership and Woman of the Year in Human Relations awards. The awards are given to women who have exhibited outstanding efforts in leadership and improving human relations within the University and community.

For more information, or to obtain a nomination form, e-mail

Real estate forum returns to Detroit

The 16th annual U-M/Urban Land Institute Real Estate Forum will be held in Detroit Nov. 6–7. The forum will include tours of new construction in Detroit, including Ford Field. In addition, topics such as neighborhood redevelopment, developing small buildings and many more real estate issues will be discussed. The cost to attend the forum, including lunch, is $250 for both days if registered before Oct. 21, and $280 after that. A single day with lunch is $150. For students, the fee is $25 per day.

For more information or to register, visit or call (734) 763-2582.

Power Award nominations sought

The Academic Women’s Caucus 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 for the Power Award include any U-M faculty, including instructors, lecturers, primary researchers, librarians, curators and senior administrative staff. U-M 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 at

For additional information or the nomination criteria, call (734) 764-5188 or visit

Library launches new online service

“Ask Us Now,” a new University Library online reference service, is now available. The service uses instant message technology to connect the library’s online visitors with more than 40 experienced reference staff from library locations across campus who can provide immediate help and information. Faculty, staff and students working in offices, in campus computing sites, in any library facility or off-campus can launch a chat session by selecting the “Ask Us Now” button that appears on the University Library’s Web site. The service is available 1 p.m.–2 a.m. Sunday–Thursday and 1–5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

For more information, call (734) 764-6338 or visit

LS&A, Business School seek nominees

LS&A is seeking recommendations and advice for nominations for its College Executive Committee, College Curriculum Committee and the University Senate Assembly. Nominations are due by Oct. 21 to Laura Harrington at

Business School students, faculty and staff are invited to honor the performance and achievements of staff by nominating them for the 2002 Staff Recognition Awards. Nomination forms are available at http://webuser.bus. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 1.

Mental health subject of lecture

Dr. Howard Goldman will deliver the lecture “The Nation’s Mental Health: Implementing the Surgeon General’s Report” at 10 a.m. Oct. 17 in the Educational Conference Center of the School of Social Work Building. Goldman, senior scientific editor of the “Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health,” will discuss the 1999 report. Co-director of the Center for Mental Health Services Research, Goldman was awarded the Surgeon General’s Medallion for his work on the report. The National Institute of Mental Health Center for Research on Poverty, Risk and Mental Health at U-M’s School of Social Work sponsors the lecture.

For more information, call (734) 615-2105.

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