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Video introduces powwows

The Exhibit Museum of Natural History will show “Into the Circle: An Introduction to Native American Powwows” at 3 p.m. Sept. 7 in conjunction with the museum’s exhibit “Jiingtamok: Exploring the Powwow Highway.” The hour-long video is shown the first Saturday of the month through December.

For more information, call (734) 763-4190.

Kennedy delivers memorial lecture

Robert T. Kennedy, professor of chemistry, will present the 14th biennial H.H. Willard Memorial Lecture on analytical chemistry, at 4 p.m. Sept. 10 in room 1640, W. H. Dow Laboratories, 930 N. University. Kennedy is a leader in the development of microanalytical technologies that enable real-time measurement of chemicals at the cellular level.

The lectureship honors Hobart H. Willard, a late chemistry professor who spent most of his 50-year academic career at U-M.

For more information, contact Mark Meyerhoff at (734) 763-5916.

Aikido classes offered

An introductory and demonstration class in Aikido is being offered at 5 p.m. Sept. 10 in the U-M Intramural Building wrestling room.

Later classes will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Aikido is a form of traditional Japanese Budo that evolved out of the philosophy, lifestyle and training of ancient Samurai warriors. For more information, contact

Activist to give recycling lecture 

Art activist Dan Peterman will give a lecture at 5 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Art and Architecture Auditorium. Peterman uses reprocessed, post-consumer plastics and aluminum to focus on issues such as recycling and waste disposal.

Admission is free. For more information, call (734) 936-2082.

Volunteers needed

The Washtenaw United Way’s annual Day of Caring will be Sept. 12, starting with a 7:30 a.m. breakfast in the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center and followed by working sessions from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. More than 1,400 volunteers from companies throughout the county will paint, clean or file at 50 health and human service agencies.

To join a U-M team, contact Susan Fielder at (734) 763-3109. For more information, call (734) 971-8200 or visit  

Tailgate with the Alumni Association

The Alumni Association invites any Wolverine fan traveling to South Bend, Ind., for the Michigan-Notre Dame football game Sept. 14 to join in a pre-game tailgate at 10:30 a.m. outside the Stepan Center. There will be food, entertainment and prizes.

The cost is $20 for Alumni Association members, $30 for non-members and $5 for children ages 2–17 and current U-M students. The deadline for registration is Sept. 6.

For more information call (734) 764-0384 or visit

“Michigan Replay” returns for 28th year

“Michigan Replay,” co-hosted by head football coach Lloyd Carr, is in its 28th season. The weekly highlight show airs each week, at 11:30 a.m. Sundays in most markets, through Dec. 1.

Seminar focuses on bacterial pods

Dr. Scott Hultgren of the Washington University School of Medicine will discuss bacterial pods in the pathogenesis of urinary tract infections for the Department of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology’s fall seminar series.

The seminar is at noon Sept. 4 in room 2004 of the Kraus Natural Sciences building.

Alford named LSI operations director

Jim Alford will become director of operations for the Life Sciences Institute (LSI) Sept. 16, Managing Director Liz Barry announced recently. Alford, 56, has more than 25 years of university and research administrative management experience. He comes to the institute from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, where he was the manager of administrative services in Ann Arbor for 12 years.

As director of operations at LSI, Alford will oversee all aspects of daily support for the institute’s research teams, including facilities management, research administration, information technology support, environmental health and safety, animal care and purchasing.

Report praises Mardigian Library

The Mardigian Library at U-M–Dearborn has “achieved an impressive array of accomplishments,” according to a review by Maureen Sullivan, a consultant in library management, Robert Moran, director of library services at Indiana University Northwest, and Robert Houbeck, director of library services at U-M–Flint.

The report found the library staff to be “professional, highly motivated and deeply committed to the provision of excellent service to students and faculty.” The report was part of a process instituted by Dearborn Provost Robert L. Simpson to assess academic affairs support units.

Recycling program offered

The Pound House Children’s Center is offering a recycling program to University offices for used toner cartridges. Proceeds are used to assist with scholarships for lower income children, allowing them to attend accredited childcare programs at a reduced cost. The program is offered year-round.

To arrange for pickup, call (734) 998-8440.

Program brings nature to youth

The Environmental Interpretive Center at U-M–Dearborn is accepting registration for its 2002-03 Young Naturalist Program, a year-round study of the natural world for children ages 9 and 10. Program sessions will be held once a month September to June.

Each participant will receive a field pack, journal, hand lens, bug box and field guide to use during the program. The cost is $70. To register, call (313) 583-6371.

E-mail mailboxes increase to 50 MB

E-mail mailboxes included in the basic computing package increased from 40 to 50 megabytes Sept. 1. Instructions for checking how much of your mailbox space you are using are at

Price for more IFS storage decreases

Computer users who need more IFS file storage space than the 50 megabytes included in the basic computing package can purchase additional space for 25 cents per five-megabyte block per month. Users can buy additional space for individual home directories up to 500 megabytes, and up to 2,000 megabytes for group directories. For more information, contact the ITCS accounts office at (734) 764-8000 or To get more individual IFS space, visit .

E-mail option gets new addition

For people accessing their e-mail away from campus, has added an address book feature. is available to those using e-mail services that are part of Information Technology Central Services’ basic computing package.

For more information, visit 

Ages of man on display

“The Seven Ages of Man: The Human Life Cycle Throughout Medical History” will be on display at the Special Collections Library through Nov. 2. The exhibit features books and materials from the Taubman Medical Library’s rare book room, documenting how medical science has viewed the seven ages of life from ancient times through the 19th century. Among the items on display are the first human anatomy book based on human dissection and one of the earliest editions of the midwifery handbook.

For more information, call Mary Townsend at (734) 764-4191 or e-mail

U-M Press wins award

The University of Michigan Press is the inaugural recipient of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s newest award for excellence in editing. The association was praised the series, “The Theater: Theory/Text/Performance,” for sustained achievements since it began in 1988. The series includes essay collections and books by many leading figures of theater.

Wallenberg nominations sought

The Wallenberg Selection Committee is accepting nominations for the 12th Wallenberg Lecturer. The award acknowledges the achievements of outstanding humanitarians and honors the memory of U-M alumnus Raoul Wallenberg, who was instrumental in rescuing thousands of Jews during the Holocaust.

Suggestions should be directed to Lynn Dumas, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, U-M, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.

For more information, call (734) 647-2644.

English classes offered

The Family Housing Language Program offers English classes for families of international students, faculty and staff. Registration for the fall semester is taking place for children, teens and adults. Native speakers of English are needed as volunteers.

For more information, call (734) 763-1440 or e-mail

Underwater robot demonstration slated

The first public demonstration of U-M–Flint engineering science Prof. Raj Pandian’s underwater robot, UMFORD (U-M–Flint underwater robotic device), will take place at the Sloan Museum in Flint during the middle of September. The robot, powered by a series of bilge pumps, will be used to monitor lakes, rivers and other ecosystems. UMFORD has a manipulator arm for handling underwater objects and will be accessible from the Internet, making it different from similar robots.

Pandian collaborated with Victor Aero Design of Flint on the construction and testing of UMFORD.

For more information, call (810) 762-3181 or visit

Get fit ‘70’s style

MFit is offering “That 70’s Program,” a 40-day fitness program in which participants earn points for eating right and performing physical activity. Participants can earn incentive prizes for finishing and for answering 1970’s trivia questions.

To register, call (734) 975-4410 ext. 221.

Herwitz joins Humanities Institute

Daniel Herwitz has joined the Institute for the Humanities as its new director. He has been the chair of the philosophy department and director of the Centre for Knowledge and Innovation at the University of Natal in Durban, South Africa, for the past six years. He is a philosopher by training and has written on aesthetics and contemporary art. He earned his Ph.D from the University of Chicago.

Flint students plunge into service

Community Plunge 2002 on the U-M–Flint campus will start at 9 a.m. Sept. 4 in the Riverview Room in the Harding Mott University Center. The program is designed to give U-M–Flint students an opportunity to gain experience in community relations while helping the Flint area. The students will work with Salem Housing Community, the Humane Society, Carriage Town Ministries and the Flint River Trail.

For more information, call (810) 762-3210.

School is in for White building

The new William S. White building at U-M– Flint will hold its first classes when the fall semester begins Sept. 5. Classes from the School of Management, School of Health Professions and Studies, and Communications will meet there.

For more information, call the Office of University Relations at (810) 762-3351.

Group explores forgiveness

The Turner Geriatric Clinic is sponsoring a group for people ages 60 and older, which will explore ways to forgive. The group first meets

1 p.m.–3 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd., and runs for eight weeks.

The group is part of a study in collaboration with the U-M School of Social Work, and it is free to join.

For more information, call (734) 764-2556.

Kellogg Eye Center shows off glasses

The Optical Shop in the Kellogg Eye Center will host a Trunk Show from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sept. 5. The show will feature the complete line of Ralph Lauren eyewear, and thin lenses will be included free of charge with every Ralph Lauren frame and lens package. For more information, call (734) 764-5144 or e-mail

Jeopardy done Great Lakes style

The Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (EWRE) Department will hold the second annual EWRE Jeopardy Great Lakes Edition from 4–5 p.m. Sept. 6 at room 1001 in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences building on North Campus. The event will be hosted by Kevin Olmstead, a two-time “Jeopardy!” winner, World Record winner on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” and U-M alumnus. Three EWRE faculty members will compete by demonstrating their command of Great Lakes environmental issues, facts and trivia.

For more information, visit 

Cyborgs on display

“Lee Bul: Live Forever” will be on display at the Jean Paul Slusser Gallery in the Art and Architecture building Sept. 6–Oct. 20. The exhibit features three sculptures, which are karaoke vessels produced specifically to accommodate a single singer and the singer’s desires. The exhibit features an array of songs, including Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl,” Blondie’s “Call Me” and Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May.”

For more information, call (734) 936-2082.

Parking lottery goes into effect  

The 210 employees chosen in the summer lottery for parking privileges at M18-South Blue lot are now able to access the lot. Employees who have been parking there for the past two years no longer have access, unless their names were drawn in the summer lottery. Those added to the program in April of this year continue to have access.

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