Retirees Association meeting
The annual membership meeting of the Retirees Association will be
at 3 p.m. Oct. 10 in Suite 18 of Wolverine Tower. Light refreshments
will be served and will be followed by a nominating committee report
and the election of three members to the association board. Delegates
will present reports of the proceedings at the Big Ten Retirees
Association, held in August at Ohio State University. For more information,
call (734) 763-0235.
‘Conscience of Caribbean’ lecture
George Lamming, author of “In the Castle of My Skin”
and other Caribbean literature, will present the inaugural C.L.R.
James Lecture of Caribbean Studies of the Center for Afroamerican
and African Studies at 4 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Ehrlicher Room of West
Hall. Lamming, a native of Barbados known as the “Conscience
of the Caribbean,” also will take part in a panel discussion
with Bill Schwarz of the University of London and U-M’s Simon
Gikandi and Arlene Keizer at 10 a.m. Oct. 4 in the Robert Hayden
Lounge in West Hall. The lecture and panel are sponsored by the
provost for Academic Affairs, King/Chavez/Parks Visiting Professors
Program, the Latin and Caribbean Studies Program, the Department
of History and the International Institute. For more information,
call (734) 764-5517 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dearborn walkathon will raise organ and tissue
U-M–Dearborn and the International Association of Organ Donation
(IAOD) will hold the third annual “Save A Life Walkathon”
at 8 a.m. Oct. 5. The walkathon is at the Dearborn Hills Golf Course
and follows a three-mile loop through the parks and neighborhoods
of West Dearborn. Cost for participants the day of the event is
$25, including refreshments and a T-shirt. Registration prior to
the event is $15. For more information about the walkathon, call
(313) 745-2379 or visit http://www.iaod.org.
Wolfram will speak of novel science
Stephen Wolfram, author of the new science book “A New Kind
of Science,” is scheduled to speak at 4 p.m. Oct. 8 in the
newly renovated Rackham Auditorium. Wolfram, a physicist, says there
are different kinds of randomness that arise in different situations.
His solution is to study simple rules, such as those embodied in
basic computer systems called cellular automata. Wolfram’s
visit is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Complex Systems.
For more information, visit http://www.pscs.umich.edu.
Pollard documentary debuts
Award-winning film producer and editor Sam Pollard will screen and
discuss the first episode of a new documentary, “The Rise
and Fall of Jim Crow,” at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 in Room 1030 of the
CASL building at U-M–Dearborn. Pollard, an Emmy Award winner
for his work on “Eyes on the Prize II,” is a producer
of the four-part series that will air every Tuesday in October on
PBS. A panel of social activists, members of the media and historians
will respond to the one-hour documentary after the screening. Included
in the panel is Saul Green, president of the Alumni Association
and senior counsel at Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone in Detroit.
For more information, call (313) 593-5644.
Humanities to host “Kali” discussion
The Institute for the Humanities will host a discussion about the
making of “Kali” at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Schorling
Auditorium in the School of Education. “Kali” is a new
opera about the Hindu goddess of death and combines stories drawn
from Indian and Japanese mythology with an aesthetic reflective
of contemporary Indonesia and the West.
The primary collaborators will play selections from the work and
will discuss creating an opera about death in a post-Sept. 11 world.
For more information, call (734) 836-1930 or e-mail email@example.com.
Microsoft exec to speak
Bob Muglia, senior vice president of Microsoft’s Enterprise
Storage Division and a 1991 LS&A graduate, will speak at 10
a.m. Oct. 10 in the Gerald R. Ford Library on North Campus. Muglia
is a member of Microsoft’s Technical Senior Leadership Team,
which develops the company’s technical direction. Muglia has
served a variety of positions at Microsoft, including management
of the development of the MSN service and Microsoft Office. He also
helped drive the customer requirements and product specifications
for Windows NT. Industrial Partners of Computer Science and Engineering
sponsors the event. For more information, call (734) 647-7086
Northwest offers employee discounts
The Travel Office has contracted with Northwest Airlines to provide
discounts for business travel between Oct. 1 and Sept. 30, 2003
for University employees who make reservations through one of the
University’s designated travel agencies. The discounts, 14
percent on business fares such as full coach, and 8 percent on already
discounted non-refundable fares, apply to domestic, transpacific
and transatlantic business travel. For more information, call (734)
764-8212, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit http://umich.edu/~purch/AP/Travel/index.html.
MacKinnon to deliver lecture
Catharine A. MacKinnon, professor of law, will present, “From
Powerlessness to Power: The Uses of Academic Freedom,” at
4 p.m. Oct. 31. The U-M Senate Assembly’s Davis, Markert,
Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom will be held
in the Honigman Auditorium in Hutchins Hall. The Elizabeth A. Long
Professor of Law, MacKinnon is the author of numerous articles and
books. Her concentrations include constitutional and international
law, and she specializes in sex equality issues and political theory.
The Office of the President, the Law School, the Academic Freedom
Lecture Fund, the American Association of University Professors
and the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs also sponsor
UMHS holiday stockings program
The UMHS Division of Hematology/Oncology’s fourth annual Stockings
for Chemotherapy Patients Project is underway. Volunteers are stitching
400 stockings together that will be filled with items for patients
to help pass the time during their chemotherapy infusion this holiday
season. A $5 donation will help cover the cost of purchasing items
for the stocking, and donors will have their names attached to the
stockings. F or more information, visit http://www.med.umich.edu/stockings/sock.htm
or e-mail email@example.com.
Flint campus to open children’s center
U-M–Flint’s Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC)
is enrolling children ages 15 months to 2 1/2 years as it begins
the first stage of its new facility in the William S. White Building.
The ECDC offers day care and outreach services for families enrolled
at the center and also is available to members of the Flint community
who do not attend classes or work at the University. For more information
or to enroll children in ECDC, call (810) 424-5214.
Geriatrics Center to host series
The U-M Geriatrics Center’s Turner Clinic is hosting an informative
series from 6–8 p.m. every Tuesday from Oct. 15–Nov.
19 at the Turner Conference room in the Geriatrics Center, 1500
E. Medical Center Dr. Topics include the caregiver role, Medicare
and Medicaid legal issues, community resources, depression and dementia,
substance abuse, physical changes related to aging, and planning
for the future. A fee of $30 a person or $50 a couple is required,
and scholarships are available. The registration deadline is Oct.
8. To register or for more information, call (734) 764-2556.
U-M–Dearborn receives grant
U-M–Dearborn’s Child Development Center (CDC) has received
a $26,400 grant from the Michigan Department of Education’s
Michigan School Readiness Program (MSRP) to fund tuition for at-risk
children who want to attend the CDC’s preschool program. Four-year-old
children who may be at risk of becoming educationally disadvantaged
or who exhibit special needs will be eligible for the grant. The
grant will allow eight children per year to attend the CDC program
for four half-days, free of charge. To qualify for the grant, children
must exhibit at least two risk factors as defined by the state Board
of Education. Children must be 4 years old with birthdays between
Dec. 2, 1997 and Dec. 1, 1998. For more information about the MSRP
grant, contact the CDC at (313) 593-5424.
Events feature contemporary dance
The Ann Arbor Dance Works will feature two nights of contemporary
dance, sound and visual art Oct. 4–5. At 8 p.m. Oct. 4, faculty
members from the departments of dance and music will team up with
Japanese choreographer Ayako Kato for “Water Blue,”
which portrays the interdependence of plants and water as metaphors
for social responsibility and collective emotional responsibility.
On both nights, choreographer Gay Delanghe will feature “Statues
in Motion,” a combined dance, text, sculpture, media and music
project funded by the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies.
The concert and production are free and open to the public but seating
is limited. For more information, call (734) 763-5460 or (734) 647-2287.
UMS to host “Swan Lake”
The University Musical Society (UMS) and Sweden’s Cullberg
Ballet will present Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece “Swan
Lake,” 8 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Power Center. The Cullberg Ballet
is touring for the first time since 1982 and is making its first
first appearance with the UMS. The performance is the first of two
interpretations of “Swan Lake” this season. The Bolshoi
Ballet will perform the traditional version Nov. 20–23 at
the Detroit Opera House in an event co-sponsored by the UMS. Tickets
are available at the Michigan League ticket office. For more information,
call (734) 615-6590.