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Regents will meet Sept. 19

The U-M Board of Regents will hold its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Regents Room of the Fleming Administration Building. Public comments will be held at 4 p.m. Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance should contact the Office of the Vice President and Secretary of the University in advance at (734) 764-3883. For TTY services, call (734) 647-1388.

U-M provides admissions lawsuits update

U-M leaders and legal counsel will present an update on the status of two lawsuits that have been filed over University admissions practices from 4–6 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Michigan League.

U-M President Mary Sue Coleman will discuss her views on affirmative action and the University’s commitment to a diverse campus. Other participants are: Marvin Krislov, vice president and general counsel; Paul N. Courant, interim provost; Jeffrey S. Lehman, dean of the Law School; Saul A. Green, president of the U-M Alumni Association; Monique Luse, president of LS&A Student Government; attorneys John Payton, from Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, and Maureen Mahoney, from Latham & Watkins, representing U-M; and attorneys Miranda Massie, with Scheff & Washington, and Theodore M. Shaw, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, representing the student intervenors.

Students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend, and there will be an opportunity for questions and answers.

The event will be broadcast live at http://www.umich.edu; on UMTV, the campus cable system; and Comcast Channel 22 in Ann Arbor.

Lecture to focus on aging of man

Dr. Paul Theerman of the National Library of Medicine will present a lecture on “The Ages of Man: Making Sense in the Matter and Fact of Growing Older” at 4 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Special Collections Library, 7th floor of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. The lecture explores the relations between physiological and psychological aging, and social and cultural expectations of people at different stages in life.

For more information, call (734) 936-3814 or e-mail wgm@umich.edu

Prof. of medicine to discuss memoirs

Stevo Julius, professor of internal medicine and the Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of Hypertension, will discuss his recently completed memoirs of his youth and young adulthood in “Neither Dead Nor Red: Remembrances of Coming of Age before and after the Second World War in Yugoslavia” at noon Sept. 17 in the Institute for the Humanities. Julius recently stepped down after 25 years serving as chief of the Division of Hypertension in the U-M Department of Medicine.

Network helps women job seekers

The U-M Center for the Education of Women will host the first section of a two-part job seeker network. Scheduled from noon–1:30 p.m. for three consecutive Wednesdays starting Sept. 18, the network is designed for women who want to establish a sense of direction and purpose before searching for a job.

The first meeting of the first section, which is free and open to the public, deals with discovering work that is meaningful and satisfying.

For more information, call (734) 998-7080.

UMHS hosts Healthwalk 2002

The U-M Health System and the March of Dimes will host Healthwalk 2002 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Sept. 19 at Mott Hospital. The walk, which celebrates the health and wellness of mothers and babies, will begin in the Mott lobby and includes educational stations that focus on the future health of babies. The first 500 walkers will receive a complimentary lunch and T-shirt.

For more information, call the March of Dimes at (734) 761-6331 or e-mail scooley@marchofdimes.com.

Office of VP hosts research responsibility programs

The U-M Office of the Vice President for Research will host its eighth annual Research Responsibility Program (RRP), a series of information and discussion sessions on responsibility in the conduct and administration of research. The program, which runs from 5–7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Maternal and Child Health Center, will focus on an introduction to responsibility in research. Nicholas H. Steneck, professor of history, will present the same program, “Introduction to Responsibility in Research,” again from 5–7 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Colloquium Room in East Hall.

For more information, call (734) 647-9085 or e-mail research.responsibility@umich.edu. To view the full RRP program, visit http://www.responsibility.research.umich.edu.

Symposium highlights first-year experiences

The Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates will hold its fall symposium from 4–6 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Michigan Union ballroom. The symposium will feature accomplishments from 2002, the first year of the program, which included field experiences in Detroit, Senegal, Mexico, Toronto, Honduras and Ghana. Faculty are invited to apply to lead the 2003 field experiences, and students can sign up for the next year of the program. For more information, call (734) 615-1634.

Castells kicks off STS lecture series

University of California, Berkeley Prof. Manuel Castells will present “Internet, Economy and Society: What Do We Know? A Comparative Study” at 3 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Anderson Room of the Michigan Union. The discussion is the inaugural event in the Science, Technology & Society distinguished lecture series and is co-sponsored by the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Castells’ talk is also part of the 2002-03 STS speakers’ series, hosted by the International Institute, the School of Information, the LS&A Dean’s Office, the History Department, the Historical Center for the Health Sciences and the Program in Society and Medicine.

Go Blue Pass available to faculty/staff

The Athletic Department once again is offering a free Go Blue Pass to all faculty and staff. The pass, available at the athletic ticket office, provides holders with complimentary admission to the following ticketed Wolverine home athletic events during the 2002-03 academic year: volleyball, women’s basketball, women’s gymnastics, men’s gymnastics, wrestling, softball and baseball. To receive the free pass, faculty and staff must present their M-cards at the athletic ticket office before Nov. 1. In addition, the athletic department is offering a 10-percent faculty and staff discount on men’s basketball season tickets. Applications for men’s basketball tickets are available at http://www.mgoblue.com/ticketoffice.

For more information, call (734) 647-0247.

Doctors Without Borders exhibit

The Access to Essential Medicines EXPO exhibit, profiling five patients from Doctors Without Borders projects, will be on display 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sept. 19–21 at the U-M School of Public Health, 109 S. Observatory St.

Social Work to unveil new sculpture

The School of Social Work will unveil “Kindred, 2001” at 3 p.m. Sept. 20 in the building’s back plaza. The purchase and installation of the sculpture were made possible through the efforts of Bill Barrett, the artist, and the estate of Clinton E. and Dorothy Purdy, which endowed a fund at the School of Social Work for the building, classrooms and furnishings, including artwork on display throughout and around the school.

Program details end-of-life issues

The U-M Health System will host “Toward a Least Worst Death: Nursing’s Influence” from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Sept. 20 in the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Auditorium. The program is designed to strengthen and enhance a nurse’s knowledge and skill in providing quality end-of-life care. Cost of the conference is $75 or $30 for students and retirees.

For more information, call (734) 763-8035 or e-mail msteffen@umich.edu.

Greek Studies inaugural symposium

The C.P. Cavafy Professorship in Modern Greek Studies will host “War and Democracy,” the inaugural Arthur and Mary Platsis Symposium. Three keynote speakers will address the symposium from 3–8 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Michigan League, Vandenberg Room. The following day at 4 p.m. in the Vandenberg Room, the speakers will discuss “War and Democracy in the Age of Terrorism.” At 8 p.m. Sept. 23, Verse Theater Manhattan will perform “War Music” in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.

For more information, call (734) 936-6099 or e-mail acshore@umich.edu.

U-M–D to host campus open house

U-M–Dearborn rolls out a welcome mat to the community during its annual campus open house from noon–4 p.m. Sept. 22. Prospective students, along with family and friends, will have an opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Health Sciences research workshops

The Health Sciences Libraries are offering several workshops for the U-M community on searching electronic biomedical resources. The first workshop, 10 a.m.–noon Sept. 24, explores the entire research process, from searching for literature in medical databases to finding journal articles. The workshop also will teach basic search methods in UM-Medsearch—which includes MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE and evidence-based medicine databases—and covers searching the MIRLYN library catalog with an emphasis on finding full-text articles online.

For more information or to register, call (734) 763-2037 or visit http://www.lib.umich.

Pierpont Commons hosts UnCommon Fair

The Pierpont Commons will host an UnCommon Mini-Course Fair from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Sept. 25 and 26 in the lobby area. Instructors will provide information and displays for classes in many areas, including Tae Kwon Do, Qi-Gung, yoga, salsa dancing, bartending and resume writing.

On-site registration will be available for the six-week, non-credit courses. Cost is $55 per class.



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