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Second welcome for president

The University community will welcome President Mary Sue Coleman in a second all-campus reception from 4\'d05:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in front of the Lurie Tower on North Campus. The gatherings, which are open to faculty, staff, students and members of the Ann Arbor community, will feature music, balloons, popcorn and other refreshments, as well as a chance to say hello to the new president. Coleman will make brief remarks around 5 p.m.

Benefits hosts open enrollment events

The Benefits Office is hosting presentations for employees Sept. 23-Oct. 10 to discuss open enrollment for 2003. The sessions will offer an opportunity for employees to hear about changes from a benefits consultant and to ask questions about plans that interest them. The presentations are scheduled for various locations on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. In addition, two "walk-in" sessions in the U-M Hospital cafeteria will allow for one-on-one questions. The schedule appears on a poster mailed to units across all campuses, and is available at

Lecture discusses globalization effects

Vladimir Balas, president of the Czech Society of International Law, will give a lecture, "Legislative Tornadoes: Gloalization's Impact on Central European Post-Communist Countries" from 4-5:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the International Institute. The lecture is part of the Advanced Study Center series, "Globalization's Critical Connections: Research Responsibility and Practice." The event is co-sponsored by the International Institute, Law School, Center for European Studies and the Center for Russian and East European Studies.

For more information on the lecture, please contact

Cantor returns to U-M for lecture

Former U-M provost and current chancellor of the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana Nancy Cantor returns to campus at 11 a.m. Sept. 25 for the first Nancy Cantor Distinguished Lectureship on Intellectual Diversity. Cantor, who served as provost from 1997-2001, will speak on "Thoughts on the University as a Public Good" at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in the Michigan League. Cantor's ecture is the first in a series of initiatives based on the conviction that higher education can contribute to the nation's civic life by preparing students to function in a diverse democracy.

U-M to present results of ADVANCE survey

U-M officials will announce the results of a survey to measure the working environment for women on the science and engineering faculty at the University at noon Sept. 26 in the ballroom of the Michigan League. U-M's five-year program is supported by a $3.7 million ADVANCE grant from the National Science Foundation, and the University is one of only a handful of research universities to publicly announce the results of such a study. Paul Courant, interim provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs, will host the event, which features comments from President Mary Sue Coleman and Abigail Stewart, professor of psychology and women's studies, associate dean for academic affairs in LS&A and director of the project.

Light refreshments will be served at 11:30 a.m., and a question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.



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