opportunities for business community
Entrepalooza 2002: The Foundation of Future Business will be held
Sept. 13 in Hale Auditorium. The half-day public symposium will
provide members of the business community with the opportunity to
learn from leading entrepreneurial experts and to network with business
executives, students and members of the community. The program will
feature keynote speakers Michael Jandernoa, chairman of the board
for Perrigo Company, and Ravi Mohan, general partner of Battery
Ventures. The award for alumni entrepreneur of the year will be
To register, visit http://www.zli.bus.
For more information, call (734) 615-4419.
to visit U-MFlint
U-M President Mary Sue Coleman will make her first visit to the
U-MFlint campus Sept. 16. Coleman will spend the day touring
the facilities and talking with students, faculty and staff.
Rackham seeks grant
and fellowship applications
The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies is accepting applications
for its 2002 faculty research grants and fellowships program. Faculty
members may apply for a grant, a fellowship or both to assist junior
faculty in establishing and sustaining an active program of research
and scholarship. Consideration also is given to senior faculty members
who are undertaking a new line of inquiry. The deadline for applications
is Oct. 14.
Guidelines and application materials are available at http://www.rackham.umich.edu/Faculty/Fgf/html.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
call (734) 936-1647.
offer brown bag presentations
The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, Mediation Services and
Work/Life Resources Center are offering 14 brown-bag educational
presentations for the 2002-03 academic year. The 45-minute presentations
are free of charge and are available to any unit or faculty or staff
group upon request. Among the classes offered this year: creative
thinking, handling confrontation and conflict, lifestyle changes
to increase energy and health, understanding conflict, talking with
elderly relatives about difficult issues and controlling your clutter.
For a complete list of brown-bag offerings, call (734) 936-8660
or visit http://www.umich.edu/~hraa/worklife,
The Institute for the Humanities has announced the continuation
of its mini-grant funding program for the current academic year.
The grants range from $1,000 to $1,500 and are available to all
U-M faculty and graduate students. The mini-grants support a variety
of initiatives in the humanities and the arts, including books for
reading groups, cost of conferences and special needs for artists
For more information or applications, contact Daniel Herwitz at
Business School jumps
The U-M Business School is now rated
No. 2 in the world by corporate recruiters,
according to the 2003 Wall Street Journal
Guide to the Top Business Schools released
today (Sept. 9). The Business School also
ranks first among public schools and in
the Midwest, and is the No. 1 source for
recruiting minority talent. Several of
the schools programs rank in the
Top 10, as well, including marketing,
operations management, general management,
accounting, strategy and finance.
Recruiters rated business
schools on 26
attributes in the Wall Street Journal survey, including student
communication and interpersonal skills, student leadership potential
and ability to work in teams, past success in hiring top-quality
graduates, the MBA curriculum, the faculty, and the career-services
Telephone products now
Beginning this month, U-M departments now have the option to purchase
basic telephone products through M-Stores. The M-Stores online catalog
and ordering system list several office telephone sets and accessories.
All telephone products are available through ITCom using a service
order form. ITCom will continue to provide support for products
purchased through M-Stores or ITCom.
Learn Web site strategy
The Yaffe Centers second annual Web Site Strategy and Tactics
Workshop will be held 8 a.m.4:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in room D1270
of Davidson Hall. The workshop features speakers from Accenture,
Diamond Bullet, Enlighten, Fry Multimedia, Ford, GM, GLTG, Leo Burnett,
Pfizer, Proctor and Gamble, TecEd and Whirlpool, in addition to
The registration deadline is Sept. 12.
For more information, visit http://www.yaffecenter.org
or contact Sharon Nakpairat at email@example.com.
UMHS hosts urology conference
The U-M Health System is hosting a conference on urology and clinical
practice from 8 a.m.5 p.m. Sept. 13 at the North Campus Holiday
Inn. The conference is designed for health care professionals who
work with adult patients with urological disorders.
For more information, visit http://www.med.
umich.edu/esn/ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two Cancer Center funding opportunities are now available through
the John and Suzanne Munn Endowment. Research grants are available
for senior investigators who are taking a new direction in their
cancer-related research, or for those involved in innovative collaborations
between scientists. The fund is available to faculty in any unit
of the University.
IDEA grants are available for investigators of any level who have
novel and innovative ideas for cancer research.
For application forms or information, contact Ginny Schneider
M-Fit hosts 5K run/walk
M-Fit, the U-M Health System Promotion Division, is hosting its
sixth annual 5K run and walk at 8 a.m. Sept. 14. The event, which
benefits the American Heart Association, will be held at the Ann
Arbor Ice Cube. Discounts for U-M employees are available, along
with event t-shirts, prizes, food and more.
For more information, call (734) 998-8700 or e-mail Jill Miller
UMHS shuttle routes
Beginning Sept. 3, the U-M Medical Center shuttle bus system made
improvements in its route system. The changes are designed to shorten
commute times and increase mid-day frequency of service from North
Campus and other northeast Ann Arbor buildings. The affected routes
are: the Hayward-Hubbard route, the Mitchell-Glazier route and the
UMHS Intercampus route.
For detailed information regarding route changes, parking and
schedules, visit www.transportation.umich.edu/transport/bus_routes/home2.html
or call (734) 647-0948.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens
An array of antique bulbs, native grasses, colorful mums and other
products are available for purchase at the Annual Fall Gardeners
Sale, Sept. 1315 at the U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens. A
members-only night is planned for Sept. 13 between
37 p.m., with a 10 percent discount available to members
of the Friends of Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Memberships are available
at the door. The sale is open to the public 10 a.m.4:30 p.m.
For more information, call (734) 998-7061.
Cancer Center offers
The U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center is offering a free, eight-week
support and discussion group for adults who have lost a parent to
cancer. The Without Our Parents group meets 6:308:30 p.m.
every Tuesday from Sept. 24Nov. 12. Attendance is requested
at all sessions, which are held at the Nichols Arboretum Urban Environmental
Education Center. Register by Sept. 13.
For more information or registration, call (734) 615-6952 or visit
Music festival for North
The 3rd annual North Campus Musical Festival will be held noon10
p.m. Sept. 19. The festival features continuous performances at
the Pierpont Commons Courtyard, Leonardos cafe and the piano
lounge of the Pierpont Commons. The festival features an eclectic
mix of music from the 12 local and national acts performing.
The following night, Leonardos will host a showcase of DJs,
and dancing is encouraged. For more information, visit http://www.umich.edu/~jazzfest.
Yakusho films featured
The Center for Japanese Studies presents a film series featuring
the work of Koji Yakusho, one of Japans most popular leading
men. The series will be held every Friday at 7 p.m. from Sept. 20Nov.
22. Movies include, Shall We Dance? Sept. 20 and Cure
The series will be held in Lorch Hall, and all films are in Japanese,
with English subtitles. Admission to all events is free.
Series probes research
The eighth annual Research Responsibility Program (RRP) will begin
in September and continue through April 1. The RRP is a series of
information and discussion sessions on responsibility in the conduct
and administration of research, with an emphasis on ethical analysis
and problem solving.
Two introductory sessions will be held in September. The first
will be 57 p.m. Sept. 19 at F2305 Maternal and Child Health
Center. The second will be 57 p.m. Sept. 24 at 4448 East Hall.
For the full schedule, visit http://www.responsibility.research.umich.edu.
For more information, call (734) 647-9085 or e-mail email@example.com.