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 http://www.umich.edu/~benefits/events/oe/02oesched.htm.
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
For more information on the lecture, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.