The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) is hosting the 15th Annual Speak Out 710 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Michigan Union Ballroom.
Speak Out is an opportunity for survivors of sexualized violence to express themselves in a safe and supportive environment, and break the silence surrounding violence against women.
For more information, call (734) 998-9368.
The Research Responsibility Program (RRP) will host James A. Shayman, associate chair and professor of internal medicine, and professor of pharmacology. Shayman will speak on Responsible Authorship in the Biomedical Sciences 57 p.m. Oct. 23 in Room F2305, Maternal and Child Health Center (MCHC).
This free session is part of the RRP, a series of information and discussion sessions on responsibility in the conduct and administration of research, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research.
For more information, call (734) 763-1289 or visit the Web at www.responsibility.research.umich.edu.
Kate Davis, founder and president emeritus of the Sojourner Foundation; Karen and Joylan Herman of the Herman Family Foundation; and Margaret Talburtt, president of the Michigan Womens Foundation, will present The Power of Women: A New Force in Philanthropy 12:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in Room 2239, Lane Hall.
The panelists will discuss the emerging womens funding movement, efforts to challenge women to become philanthropists and support programs that benefit women and girls. This event is sponsored by the Womens Studies Program and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.
For more information, call (734) 647-0774.
The U-M Indoor Track Bldg. will be open for the public jogging/walking season Oct. 29April 12. Normal building hours are 6 a.m.1 p.m. Mon.Fri., 710 p.m. Mon.Thurs. and 7 a.m.1 p.m. Sat.Sun.
A monthly calendar indicating any deviation from the above hours will be posted. Membership fees for the season are $60 for faculty and staff, $30 for students and $80 for the general public. The drop-in fee is $5 per session.
For more information, call (734) 763-5088 or visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~indtrack.
The Michigan Tribute Video is available for purchase. This special limited-edition video of the Michigan Marching Bands (MMB) pre-game and half-time presentation Sept. 22 features the bands opening with God Bless America and The Battle Hymn of the Republic.
The video features 30 minutes of the Western Michigan University Bronco Band joining the MMB for America the Beautiful.
All proceeds from the video sales will go to the American Red Cross. To purchase a copy of the Michigan Tribute Video, send a $20 check made out to the University of Michigan to: Michigan Tribute Video, Revelli Hall, 35 E. Hoover St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104-3707.
The price covers shipping and handling. Please allow four weeks for delivery.
For more information, call (734) 764-6525 or visit the Web at http://mmb.music.umich.edu/public/video.asp.
Carol Allis, senior staff assistant at M-Care; Naomi Andre, assistant professor of womens studies and of music; Eunice Burns, retired U-M staff member; and Laura Ponstein, U-M alumna, will participate in Reflections on Life as a Single Woman noon1:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Michigan Room, Michigan League.
The creation of a rewarding and meaningful life as a single woman in a society strongly oriented toward couples is the focus of this panel.
This brown bag discussion is sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women and the Family Care Resources Program as part of the Work/Life/Family Series, in collaboration with the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program.
For more information, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alcinda Honwana, program officer in charge of research, United Nations Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict in New York, and Filip De Boeck, co-director of the Africa Research Center and professor of anthropology at the University of Lueven in Belgium, will speak as part of the Sawyer Seminar Series. They will discuss Children, Youth and ConflictInnocence and Experience 46 p.m. Oct. 25 in Room 1636, School of Social Work Bldg.
The International Institute and Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, with grant support from the Sawyer Seminar Series of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will sponsor this talk.
For more information, call (734) 764-2268 or visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~iinet/asc/.
Peter Edelman, law professor at Georgetown University Law Center, will deliver the keynote address, Ending Poverty: What Would We Do if We Were Serious? at the Trapped by Poverty/Trapped by Abuse Third Research Conference 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Michigan League.
Edelman, author of Searching for Americas Heart: RFK and the Renewal of Hope, was a top aide to Senator Robert F. Kennedy and later served as assistant secretary for planning and evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The conference is sponsored by the School of Social Works Center on Poverty, Risk and Mental Health, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and the Chicago-based Center for Impact Research.
As part of the program, a symposium on fatherhood initiatives and domestic violence begins at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 27.
For more information, visit the Web at www.ssw.umich.edu.
The National Association of Education Buyers (NAEB), a professional association servicing the purchasing profession since 1921, has declared October 2226 Buyer for Higher Education Week.
Purchasing Services will celebrate the week by hosting an open house 14 p.m. Oct. 26 in Room 7071, Wolverine Tower. This is an opportunity to meet the purchasing staff.
For more information, call (734) 936-2512.
A Salute to Christine Dakin, a lecture/videotape showing event to honor Christine Dakin, Martha Graham Dance Company principle dancer and U-M alumna, is at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Betty Pease Studio Theater of the U-M Dance Bldg.
Elizabeth Bergmann, former U-M dance department chair and current dance director at the Office of the Arts, Harvard University, will interview Dakin. Beth Genne, associate professor of dance, and Peter Sparling, professor of dance and of music, and artistic director of the Peter Sparling Dance Company, also will speak on Dakins behalf.
Dakin will offer a master class in Martha Graham dance technique 11 a.m.1 p.m. Oct. 28 in Studio A of the Dance Bldg. A public reception will follow.
For more information on these free events, call (734) 763-5460.
The Business Schools Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance (CVP) is sponsoring Participating in the Telematics Value Chain: A Seminar on Business Models and Practices 7:30 a.m.5:45 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Michigan League Ballroom. It will bring together business leaders from the automotive, electronics, telematics and finance industries to discuss the realities of and potential for value creation and participation in the emerging telematics industry value chain.
Registration is required; the seminar costs $995 for the first company participant and $795 for each additional participant from the same company.
To register online, visit the web at www.umich.edu/~cvpumbs/calendar/tele_form.html.
For more information, call (734) 936-3528.
A reception is planned for Charles M. Watts, chief of staff at U-M Hospital, 35 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Ford Ampitheater Lobby of University Hospital.
Watts is leaving the Health System after 25 years of service to assume the position of senior vice president of medical affairs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Additionally, he will serve as the senior associate dean for clinical affairs at Northwesterns Medical School.
For more information, call (734) 764-1505.
The Department of Recreational Sports Intramural (IM) sports program will begin its flag football games Oct. 25. Games will be played 5:3011:30 p.m. Mon.Fri. and 12:30 p.m.11:30 p.m. Sundays at the Mitchell Fields.
A mandatory managers meeting is at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Oct. 24 in Cliff Keen Arena.
Wallyball games also begin Oct. 25 and will be played 610 p.m. Mon.Thurs. at the IM Sports Bldg.
A mandatory managers meeting is at 7:15 Oct. 24 in Cliff Keen Arena.
Entry fees of $78 for flag football and $50 for wallyball will be accepted 11 a.m.5:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the IM Sports Bldg.
For more information, call (734) 763-3562.
A symposium honoring ethnomusicologist Judith Becker will be held 9 a.m.7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Michigan League. Paper presentations and panel discussions will address Beckers contributions to the fields of ethnomusicology, Southeast Asian studies, and ritual studies. Becker will speak at 5 p.m.
The free, public symposium is sponsored by the School of Music, the Senior Vice Provost and the Department of Musicology.
For more information, call (909) 787-3726.
Those interested in learning more about careers in the information professions and in earning a masters or doctoral degree in an information-related field are invited to the School of Information (SI) open house 1:304:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at West Hall.
Prospective students will meet faculty, staff and current students.
The masters program offers specializations in archives and records management, human-computer interaction, information economics, and library and information services.
To register, call (734) 763-2285 or visit the Web at www.si.umich.edu/openhouse.
Feminist anthropologist Gayle Rubin will present Perversion: The First Century at 4 p.m. Oct. 23 in Room 2553, LS&A Bldg.
Rubins lecture will explore the concept of sexual perversion as it was developed within late-19th and early 20th-century psychiatry, medicine and sexology. Rubin is in Ann Arbor for the fall term as the Norman Freehling Visiting Professor at the Institute for the Humanities.
For more information, contact the Institute for the Humanities, (734) 936-3518, email@example.com or visit the Web at www.lsa.umich.edu/humin.
Building for the Future, a one-day conference Oct. 30, will bring together K12 educators, school board members, administrators, parents and teachers to examine the challenges communities confront in designing and financing schools.
Sponsors are the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, the School of Education, and the Office of the Vice President for Government Relations.
A registration fee of $50 (includes lunch) is required by Oct. 24 for those interested. To register or for more information, visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~govrel/bftf.html, or call (734) 763-5554.
The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) First Year Fellowship is offering $500$1,000 awards to historically underrepresented minority students interested in a degree in engineering, physics and/or computer science.
Awards can be used for travel funding to present research at a professional conference, funding to purchase textbooks or as a scholarship.
The application deadline is Nov. 12. Applications are available at UROP, 715 N. University, Ste. 201, or on the Web at www.umich.edu/~urop/fellows/gefirst.html.
For more information, contact Tanya Drosis, (734) 998-9381 or send e-mail to First.Year.Fellows.Info@umich.edu.
Anthony Lee, associate professor of art at Mt. Holyoke College, will discuss Social Realism and Race in Diego Riveras Detroit Industry, 46 p.m. Oct. 26 in Auditorium A, Angell Hall.
Lee is the author of Painting to the Left: Diego Rivera, Radical Politics and San Franciscos Public Murals.
Lee comes to U-M as a King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Professor.
For more information, contact Rebecca Zurier, firstname.lastname@example.org.