The Economic Viability of Cubas Model of Sustainable Agriculture in the Process of Globalization, the second in a series of seminars on health, trade and ecology, will be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 28 in Room 2609 of the International Institute. The seminar is sponsored by the School of Public Health, International Institute, and the Museum of Zoology with the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program.
For more information on this event, visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~iinet/hte, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (734) 615-8483.
The Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Center for Middle East and North African Studies will convene a symposium/teach-in titled The U.S., the Middle East and Islam: Reflections on the Current Crisis 79 p.m. Sept 25 in the Mendelssohn Theatre. For more information, call (734) 764-0314.
As part of a series, the tragic events of Sept. 11 will be discussed 12:301 pm Sept. 26 and Oct. 5 in Room 2104 of the Art and Architecture Bldg. The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning is hosting these meetings to discuss and gain a greater understanding of the role that architecture and urban planning played in the disaster. The group also will discuss the role architecture can play in preventing such events in the future.
For more information, call (734) 764-1300.
In celebration of the right to read, the University Library developed Banned Books and the Freedom to Read, an exhibition of books that have been banned or challenged for social, religious, sexual or political reasons throughout history. This free exhibit will be on display through Sept. 30 in the first floor lobby of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, North.
The Library, along with thousands of other libraries and bookstores, will observe Banned Books Week Sept. 2229 with the theme of Develop Yourself: Expose Your Mind to a Banned Book.
For more information, visit the Web at www.ala.org/bbooks/index.html.
William H. Gates, chairman of Microsoft, recently recognized the School of Social Works Global Program on Youth: Transforming Social Work and Advancing the Well-Being of Youth. Gates nominated the program for inclusion in the Computerworld honors A Search for New Heroes Archives Online and for the Permanent Research Collection of the Affiliated Academic Council.
Each year, the Computerworld Honors Program identifies and honors individuals from around the world whose visionary use of information technology produces and promotes positive social, economic and educational change.
The Global Program on Youth is an initiative managed by the School of Social Work and funded by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The program began in 1999 and is designed to establish broad-based groups of scholars, policy makers and service providers to address issues related to children and youth.
R. Allan Freeze, former professor and director of the geological engineering program at the University of British Columbia, will speak on The Dilemma of Waste: Unpleasant Truths and Difficult Decisions 45 p.m. Sept. 28 in Room 1200, Electrical and Computer Sciences (EECS) Bldg.
This free lecture is open to the public and is part of the 200102 Environmental Science, Engineering, and Policy in the 21st Century (ESEP-21) seminar series.
For more information, visit the Web at www.engin.umich.edu/soc/greenpeas/esepseminar.html.
Hours for the new Library Book Store, which opened in Room 100 of Hatcher Graduate Library, are 24 p.m. Mon.Fri.. For more information, contact Erik Saran via e-mail, email@example.com or by phone, (734) 763-5386.
Human Resources Development (HRD) is offering U-M Retirement Plan 101: How to Enroll and Get Started in the Plan, 14 p.m. Oct. 3 at HRD. If you long to invest with confidence through your U-M retirement plan but do not know where to start, then this is the course for you.
Learn the how-what-where-when of the retirement plan and how to invest in it. Professionals from TIAA-CREF, Fidelity and the U-M Benefits Office will provide answers, handouts and other reference materials.
To register or for more information, visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~hraa/hrd, or call (734) 764-7410.
Vendor demonstrations of library management system software will take place four times in October as the University Library continues its assessment of current library systems and evolving technology trends. Each of the demonstrations are 1:305 p.m. in Room 806 of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. The vendors and dates of the demonstrations include:
Demonstrations will be limited to scenarios developed by Library staff and are a result of a Request for Proposal (RFP) issued in July 2001 that included the needs of Library patrons as expressed through information obtained from reference desks, MIRLYN (the current online system), online surveys, and focus groups. Those in attendance will have an opportunity to provide feedback on how well each vendor meets the requirements.
Members of the University community are invited to attend these Gateway (online catalog) demonstrations that will be provided by four of the responding vendors who specialize in library management systems.
To participate in the Gateway demonstrations, send e-mail to the Library Management Lead Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Library Management System (LMS) evaluation, visit the Web at www.lib.umich.edu/staff/committees/lms.
Miles Harvey, journalist, author, and U-M graduate, will read from his works at 5 p.m. Oct. 4 in Hale Auditorium. Harveys most recent book is The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime.
For more information, call (734) 615-3710.
The Matthaei Botanical Gardens will offer seasonal, children and family classes during October.
Leaf Sleuth, a two-hour tree identification class is being held 46 p.m. Oct. 2 and 11, or 10 a.m.noon Oct. 20. The fee is $15 per class (Gardens members $13.50).
A Halloween Happening: Spirited Plants is 68 p.m. Oct. 28. The Conservatory will be transformed into a haunted house, and participants can come in costume. The fee is $5 per person.
Pre-registration is required for all events. For more information, call (734) 998-7061.
The Office of International Programs (OIP) will be holding its annual Study Abroad Fair 46 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Ballroom of the Michigan Union.
Students in U-M programs receive in-residence credit for their studies abroad and can apply financial aid, Educational Trust and scholarship monies toward program costs. Additionally, the OIP considers all participants for its own scholarship awards. U-M Ann Arbor students pay no application fee for the programs. Some study abroad options are open to non-U-M students as well.
For more information, call (734) 764-4311.
The Intramural (IM) Sports Program will accept entries for its 2001 track and field meet for individuals and teams until 4:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the IM Sports Bldg. The entry deadline for the 2001 roller hockey and ultimate Frisbee tournaments is 4:30 p.m. Oct 3, also at the IM Sports Bldg. Entry fees and meet/tournament dates are listed below.
For more information, call (734) 763-3562.
Pierpont Commons Arts and Programs will offer a variety of non-academic mini-courses this fall. These UnCommon courses are open to members of the University community and the general public. The class titles, dates and times are listed below.
Registrations will be accepted until 5 p.m. on the day of the first class. For further information (including course locations and fees), call (734) 647-6838.