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Exhibits

Ann Arbor Public Schools Student Show, Taubman South Lobby, Floor 1, through June 16. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Archaeologies of Childhood: The First Years of Life in Roman Egypt, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, through September. The University's holdings of material from Roman Egypt show what children looked like and how they learned and played. They also help to illustrate the expectations and concerns of children in a North African culture that existed 2,000 years ago. The material in this exhibition is part of new research by U-M faculty and students to recover knowledge of childhood in Roman Egypt. Sponsored by the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, http://www.lsa.umich.edu/kelsey/
Ceramics, by Susan Crowell, University Hospital Lobby, Floor 1, through June 16. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
The Changing Garden: Four Centuries of European and American Art, Museum of Art, through May 23. The exhibition explores the changing taste, aesthetics and uses of gardens from the late 16th to 20th centuries. Organized by the Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, the exhibition features more than 150 works-prints, drawings, photographs, illustrated books and some paintings-by nearly 100 artists. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Children's Science Book Fair, Exhibit Museum of Natural History, through May 31. Offered annually by the Association of Science Technology Centers, this exhibit features 37 new science trade books for K-12 students, ranging from picture books to in-depth scientific discussions on topics such as astronomy, paleontology, environmental science, health and medicine, physics and technology. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Common and Uncommon Occurrences, by Margo Mensing, Lane Hall Art Gallery, through May 28. Sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, 936-1930.
Conservation Genetics, Exhibit Museum of Natural History. A display exploring the application of genetics to evolutionary history and conservation biology, using the endangered harpy eagle as an example. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Desmatosuchus, Exhibit Museum of Natural History. The museum's display of this 200 million-year-old fossil has been updated with new labels and two contrasting models-one, an aquatic model made by museum sculptor Carleton Angell, and the second, a terrestrial model. Scientists are not certain whether Desmatosuchus was an aquatic or land animal. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
East Meets West, by Michigan Quilt Artists, Taubman North Lobby, Floor 1, through June 16. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Eighth Annual All-Michigan, All-Media Competition, Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, U-M-Dearborn, through June 18. The eighth in a series of annual competitions open to artists 18 and older living and/or working in Michigan. The competition is open to all subjects and a wide range of various media is expected. Two- and three-dimensional works are eligible. Works dealing with ethnic diversity will be given special consideration in celebration of the diverse student body at U-M-Dearborn. Sponsored by the U-M Dearborn Art Museum Project, (313) 593-5058.
Eyes Have It, monotype prints by Maki McCreery-Braun, Michigan League Cafe, May 29-June 25. Sponsored by the Michigan League Programming Office, 763-4652.
Glass Sculpture, by Joyce Gottlieb, Michigan League Cafe, through May 28. Sponsored by the Michigan League Programming Office, 763-4652.
Hear, Near and Beyond, by Faculty Women's Club, Painting Section, Pierpont Commons, Wall Gallery, through May 28. More than 15 women artists present a variety of media and stylistic interpretations of still lifes and landscapes. The exhibit celebrates the joy of painting through shared experience, encouragement and exchange. Sponsored by Pierpont Commons Arts & Programs, 647-6838.
Journeys-Drawing on My Travels, colored pencil and paper by Kathleen Kelley, Pierpont Commons, through June 3. Kelley has drawn the landscapes she photographed during her many travels in North America and Europe. She strives to capture and convey in each drawing a fragment of the beauty that surrounds us. Sponsored by Pierpont Commons Arts & Programs, 647-6838.
Ka-Boom! Meteor and Asteroid Impacts, Exhibit Museum of Natural History. The display explains the differences between space dust, meteors, meteorites, meteoroids, asteroids and comets, and speculates about the roles asteroids may have had in Earth's history (including the theory that an asteroid impact contributed to the demise of the dinosaurs). Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Landscape Paintings, by Keri Coran Wagner, University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2, through June 16. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Life after Sex: Imagining the Genomic Era, Palmer Commons, through May 28. Part of the Life Sciences Institute (LSI) grand opening. Sponsored by LSI, 764-8192.
The Life of the Lakes, Exhibit Museum of Natural History, through May 31. The exhibit explores the science of the Great Lakes, including the role of people in lake health and biodiversity. It will highlight one artist's view of Michigan lake and wetland habitats with a memorial display of the work of local printmaker Alice Berle Crawford. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History and the Michigan Sea Grant College Program, 764-0478.
Lighthouse Watercolors, by Margaret Glinke, Cancer Center & Geriatrics Center, Turner Clinic Lobby, Floor 1, through June 16. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Life Sciences Institute, Commons Building, Palmer Commons, The Van at State Street, Warren Robbins Gallery, Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W. Liberty St., through May 16. The show features works by School of Art & Design (A&D) second-year mater of fine arts degree candidates. Sponsored by A&D, 936-2082.
Masterworks of African Art: Gabon and Cameroon, Museum of Art, May 22-Nov. 7. This installation will explore the complex interrelationship between African form and meaning and the historical moment in which specific artistic traditions were produced. The works selected were created at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. The artistic traditions of Gabon and Cameroon left a lasting impact on European individuals during this period, when travelers and colonial administrators collected large numbers of works for ethnographic museums or simply as souvenirs. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Memorials of Life in Ancient China: Chinese Mortuary Art Across Four Millennia, Museum of Art. Since the beginnings of Chinese civilization, one of its identifying characteristics has been a concern with the welfare of the dead. This exhibition traces evolving customs of burial across four millennia and reveals major shifts in political, social and religious history. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
The Mirror of Simple Souls, a handmade libretto by Kim Anno with Anne Carson, Rackham Building, Room 520, through May 30. Sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, 936-1930.
Nature Transformed: Wood Art from the Bohlen Collection, Museum of Art, June 12-Oct. 3. The exhibit marks the first public display of Bob and Lillian Montalto Bohlen's 2002 gift to the museum. It includes approximately 75 works from 65 American, European and Australian artists. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Nursing Dolls, by Linda Strodtman, Taubman North Lobby, Floor 1, through June 16. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Painting Big, Museum of Art, West Gallery, June 5-27. Several examples of the successful use of the large-scale painting format by modern and contemporary artists, including Hughie O'Donoghue, Helen Frankenthaler and Joan Mitchell. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Sculpture, by Wendel Heers, Cancer Center & Geriatrics Center Main Lobby, Floor B2, through June 16. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Second Annual All-Student Exhibition, Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, Warren Robbins Gallery, Work, 306 S. State St., and the Duderstadt Center Gallery, through May 16. This year's show has expanded to include works by all School of Art & Design (A&D) undergraduate and graduate students. Sponsored by A&D, 936-2082.
The Stearns Collection, School of Music. One of six major collections of musical instruments in North America; contains more than 2,000 instruments, ranging from typical period pieces to rare items. Sponsored by the School of Music, 763-4389.
Stories from the Past: Narrative in Asian Art, Museum of Art, through July 25. The exhibit explores the way artists from Persia, India, Bali, China and Japan have created, in visual form, the most enduring narratives of their respective cultures. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Tapestries, by Sherri Smith, University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1, through June 16. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Treasures of Islamic Art from UMMA Collections, Museum of Art. The Islamic art in the UMMA collection is well known to scholars throughout the world, but may be much less familiar to regular museum visitors. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
The Tree of Life, Exhibit Museum of Natural History. An interactive, large plasma screen display illustrating the evolutionary tree. Visitors can explore the relationships between different organisms and look at current research and conservation efforts. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann St. The oldest in the United States to retain its original telescopes in their mounts. It houses exhibits and collections highlighting the observatory's role in introducing scientific research to campus and significant discoveries made by its astronomers. Sponsored by the U-M Detroit Observatory, 763-2230.
A World of Orchids: Japanese Prints of Species Orchids from the Villa Oyamazaki, Museum of Art, through July 11. The Villa Oyamazaki was the estate of Japanese entrepreneur Kaga Shatara, a collector and cultivator of orchids. In the 1940s, he commissioned Ikeda Zuigetsu to record the collection in paint and a group of craftsmen to reproduce the paintings as color woodblock prints. The 20 prints in the exhibition illustrate this Japanese art form at its technical peak. Sponsored by the Museum of Art and Center for Japanese Studies, 763-8662.

Regular Meetings

Alanon, support group for family and friends of alcoholics, 6 p.m. every Thursday while U-M is in session, Guild House Campus Ministry, 802 Monroe, (734) 662-5189.
Alcoholics Anon, Unity AA Group, closed discussion, cross-addicts welcome, 12:10 p.m. Mon-Fri, Guild House Campus Ministry, 802 Monroe, (734) 662-5189.
English classes for families of international students, faculty and staff, Family Housing Language Program. Registration for Spring Term is underway for child, teen and adult classes. Native speakers of English also are needed as volunteer conversation or classroom partners. For more information, call (734) 763-1440 or e-mail familyhousing@umich.edu.
Guild House, free casual Sunday supper for students, 6-7:30 p.m., 802 Monroe, (734) 662-5189 or guildhouse@umich.edu.
Language Enrichment Group (LEG): A Stroke Support Group for Adults, Center for the Development of Language and Literacy, 1111 E. Catherine, 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, 764-8440.
Language Therapy Groups for Children, Center for the Development of Language and Literacy, 1111 E. Catherine, 764-8440.
Social Skills Groups, ages 6-14, Center for the Child and the Family, 525 E. University, Suite 1465, 764-9446 or bvidovic@umich.edu.

Recreation

Indoor Track Building: Public jogging and walking, 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 763-5088. Fee required.
Learn to Sail, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Dexter. First two lessons are free; no advance signup required. Sponsored by the U-M Sailing Club, (734) 426-4299 or http://www.umich.edu/~umsc
Yost Ice Arena: Public skating, noon-12:50 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8-9:50 p.m. Thursday; 2-3:50 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 764-4600.

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May 10-31

Monday, May 10
Conference: 10th Annual Lean Manufacturing Conference, Back to the Future: Lean Returns Home to Detroit, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Dearborn Inn. The conference, which will explore how concepts of Lean Production began in Detroit, were lost along the way, and now are finding their way home, will continue 8 a.m. May 11-13. Sponsored by the Japan Technology Management Program, 763-3258 or http://www.leanconference.org. Registration required.
Lecture: The 4th Annual James V. Neel Lectureship, Dr. Arno Motulsky, Impact of Genetics and Genomics on Medicine and the Biomedical Sciences, 3 p.m., Michigan League, Vandenberg Room. Sponsored by the Medical School's Department of Human Genetics, 764-5491.
Screening: Bone Mass Density, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Kroger, 9968 E. Grand River, Brighton. Sponsored by the U-M Health System's Michigan Visiting Nurses, http://www.umvn.org. 
Workshop: Meta-Analysis, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Rackham Building, Assembly Hall. Sponsored by the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research, 764-7828. Registration and fee required.
Workshop: Swarmfest 2004, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Business School, Room D1276. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Complex Systems, 763-3301. Registration required.

FE, HRD & IT Classes

Faculty Exploratory
http://www.lib.umich.edu/exploratory/
(734) 647-7406
Registration required; most classes for faculty only

Human Resources
& Affirmative Action
Human Resource Development
http://www.umich.edu/~hrd
(734) 764-7410
Registration and fee required

Information Technology
Central Services
IT Education Classes
http://www.itd.umich.edu/education
(734) 763-3700
Registration and fee required

Monday, May 10
Dreamweaver IV (IT), 1-3 p.m.

Tuesday, May 11
Influencing Management and Peers (HRD), 8:30 a.m.-noon
FileMaker Pro II (IT), 9 a.m.-noon
Fundamentals of Project Management: Getting from ¡§Do It¡¨ to ¡§Did It
Successfully¡¨ (HRD)
, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Excel III (IT), 1-4 p.m.

Wednesday, May 12
Stress Management (HRD),
8:30 a.m.-noon
PageMaker Introduction (IT),
9 a.m.-noon
WWW HTML Authoring Introduction (IT), 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Beyond Customer Service: The Next Steps (HRD), 8:30 a.m.-noon
Dreamweaver V (IT), 1-3 p.m.

Thursday, May 13
Leading Trough Change and Transition (HRD), 8:30 a.m.-noon
Acrobat (IT), 9-11 a.m.
FileMaker Pro III (IT), 9 a.m.-noon
Excel IV (IT), 1-4 p.m.

Friday, May 14
Flash Introduction (IT), 9 a.m.-noon
Proofreading (HRD), 9 a.m.-noon
Dreamweaver Navigation Bars, Table Data, and Searches (IT), 1-3 p.m.

Monday, May 17
WWW Getting Started with Web
Publishing at U-M (IT)
, 1-4 p.m.

Tuesday, May 18
Foundations of Supervision (HRD),
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Access Introduction (IT), 9 a.m.-noon
Word I (IT), 1-4 p.m.

Wednesday May 19
Something Fishy Out There (HRD),
8:30 a.m.-noon
Presenting a Professional Image (HRD), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
PowerPoint I (IT), 9 a.m.-noon

Thursday, May 20
Foundations of Supervision (HRD),
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Access Tables and Relationships (IT), 9 a.m.-noon
Photoshop II (IT), 9 a.m.-noon

Friday, May 21
WWW HTML CGIs and Forms (IT),
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Monday, May 24
Windows File Management (IT),
10 a.m.-noon
Word II, (IT), 1-4 p.m.

Tuesday, May 25
Access Queries I (IT), 9 a.m.-noon
Photoshop Creating Web Graphics (IT), 9 a.m.-noon

Wednesday, May 26
Practical Problem Solving (HRD),
8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Word III (IT), 9 a.m.-noon
PowerPoint II (IT), 9 a.m.-noon

Thursday, May 27
Relational Database Design (IT),
9 a.m.-noon
Project I (IT), 1-5 p.m.

Friday, May 28
Illustrator Introduction (IT),
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Cooking Classes

East Ann Arbor Health Center
Demonstration Kitchen
4260 Plymouth Road
Sponsored by MFit
(734) 975-4387, ext. 236
Registration and fee required

Wednesday, May 19
In the Herb Garden, 6-8 p.m.


Tuesday, May 11
Conference: 10th Annual Lean Manufacturing Conference, Back to the Future: Lean Returns Home to Detroit, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Dearborn Inn (see May 10 description).
Lecture: Learning in Retirement Series, Andrew Sachs, Amber Waves of Change: Photos of Farm Families-Disappearing Humans, 10-11:30 a.m., Briarwood Mall, Madstone Theater 1. Sponsored by the Geriatrics Center, 764-6831. Fee required.
Lecture: Jane Johnson, Transcriptional Regulation of Spinal Cord Development, 4-5 p.m., Medical Science I Building, Room 3330. Sponsored by the Division of Pediatric Genetics, 764-0579.
Lecture: 5th William Gould Dow Distinguished Lectureship, Charles Elachi, Space Exploration in the Next Decade: Challenges and Opportunities, 4:30 p.m., Chrysler Center, Chesebrough Auditorium. Sponsored by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 764-3317.
Screening: Bone Mass Density, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Kroger, 3200 Carpenter Road, Ypsilanti. Sponsored by the U-M Health System's Michigan Visiting Nurses, http://www.umvn.org. 
Workshop: Swarmfest 2004, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Business School, Room D1276. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Complex Systems, 763-3301. Registration required.
Workshop: The Artful Life, noon-1:30 p.m., Center for the Education of Women (CEW), 330 E. Liberty St. This three-part workshop is designed to awaken creative abilities and develop intuition that can be especially helpful during times of transition or anticipated change in work or personal life. It will continue March 18 and 25. Sponsored by CEW, (734) 998-7080. Registration and fee required.
Workshop: Arab and Chaldean American Writers Workshop, 4-7 p.m., CASL Building, Room 1093, U-M-Dearborn. This creative-writing workshop will focus on fiction. Class continues Tuesdays-Thursdays through June 3, and May 22. Sponsored by the U-M-Dearborn Center for Arab American Studies, (313) 583-6334.

Wednesday, May 12
Art Video: Ramayana, 12:10 p.m., Museum of Art. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Concert: Life Sciences Orchestra Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Alan Saltiel, Life Sciences Institute (LSI) director, will serve as emcee and host. Part of The Michigan Difference campaign kickoff and LSI grand opening. Sponsored by LSI, 764-8192.
Conference: 10th Annual Lean Manufacturing Conference, Back to the Future: Lean Returns Home to Detroit, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Dearborn Inn (see May 10 description).
Forum: Frances Wilson Thompson Critical Issues Forum, Randall Kennedy, The Race Line in America, 12:30 p.m., Northbank Center, 432 N. Saginaw, Flint. Sponsored by the U-M-Flint Office of Institutional Advancement, (810) 762-3351. Registration and fee required.
Lecture: 2004 Distinguished Research Scientist Lecture, Michael Combi, Doing Research in a Coma: Or Understanding the Very Thin Atmospheres of Comets, 4 p.m., Space Physics Research Laboratory, Room 2246. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, 763-6048.
Lecture: Graveyards 101: Elaine Clark, Death and Dying in Pre-Modern Europe, 7 p.m., CASL Building, Room 1030, U-M-Dearborn. Sponsored by U-M-Dearborn.
Screening: Bone Mass Density, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Kroger, 290 W. Carleton, Hillsdale. Sponsored by the U-M Health System's Michigan Visiting Nurses, http://www.umvn.org. 
Seminar: Dr. Dennis Klinman, Use of CpG Oligonucleotides to Improve Host Resistance to BioThreat Pathogens, 3:30 p.m., School of Public Health II, Auditorium. Sponsored by the Department of Epidemiology, 764-5436.
Workshop: Generalized Linear Models, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., School of Public Health II, Room M4318 (morning) and Computing Classroom C (afternoon). Class will continue 8:30 a.m. May 13. Sponsored by the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research, 764-7828. Registration and fee required.
Workshop: Arab and Chaldean American Writers Workshop, 4-7 p.m., CASL Building, Room 1093, U-M-Dearborn (see May 11 description).

Thursday, May 13
Conference: 10th Annual Lean Manufacturing Conference, Back to the Future: Lean Returns Home to Detroit, 8 a.m.-noon, Dearborn Inn (see May 10 description).
Exhibit: Spotlight on New Arrivals, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Special Collections Library. Part of The Michigan Difference campaign kickoff.
Event: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Program, 2-4 p.m., University Hospital, Ford Amphitheatre and lobby. Part of The Michigan Difference campaign kickoff. RSVP required.
Lecture: Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman Life Sciences Lecture, Dr. Peter Agre, 2003 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Aquaporin Water Channels-From Atomic Structures to Clinical Medicine, 11 a.m., Palmer Commons, Forum Hall. Part of the Life Sciences Institute (LSI) grand opening. Sponsored by LSI, 764-8192.
Lecture: Linda Chatters, Religion in the Lives of African American Women, 1-2 p.m., Center for the Education of Women (CEW), 330 E. Liberty St. Chatters will discuss the role of religion in the lives of African American women-in emotional and physical health, as well as in coping and resourcefulness. Sponsored by CEW, Women of Color Task Force, and Women of Color in the Academy Project, (734) 998-7080.
Lecture: 15th Biennial H.H. Willard Memorial Lecture on Analytical Chemistry, David Walt, Optical Sensor Microarrays: From Molecular Biology to Artificial Perception, 4 p.m., Dow Laboratories, Room 1640. Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry, 763-5916.
Meeting: U-M Retirees Association (UMRA), 3:15 p.m., Wolverine Tower, Suite 18. Speaker: Grace Shackman, The Founding of the University of Michigan and Its Impact on Ann Arbor. Sponsored by the UMRA, 936-8626.
Meeting: U-M Sailing Club (UMSC) Mass Meeting, 7:45 p.m., Mason Hall, Room 3447. A meeting for prospective members to learn more about the club. Sponsored by UMSC, http://www.umich.edu~umsc or (734) 426-4299.
Performance: Gregory Sulik and Mark Flaherty, piano and trumpet duo, 12:10 p.m., University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Play: Festival of New Works: Pig Farm, 8 p.m., Frieze Building, Trueblood Theatre. Sponsored by the Trueblood Theatre Series, 763-4087. Tickets required.
Presentation: Paul Saginaw, Giving and Giving Back, 5:30 p.m., School of Social Work Building. Reception 5:30 p.m.; presentation 6:30 p.m. Part of The Michigan Difference campaign kickoff. RSVP required.
Symposium: Third Annual Life Sciences Institute (LSI) Symposium, Exploring the Complexity of Life, 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m., Palmer Commons, Forum Hall. Part of The Michigan Difference campaign kickoff and LSI grand opening. Sponsored by LSI, 764-8192.
Tours: School of Dentistry Sindecuse Museum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., School of Dentistry, Kellogg Building. Part of The Michigan Difference campaign kickoff.
Workshop: Arab and Chaldean American Writers Workshop, 4-7 p.m., CASL Building, Room 1093, U-M-Dearborn (see May 11 description).

Friday, May 14
Campaign Kickoff: The Michigan Difference, noon, Rackham Auditorium. Luncheon, 1:30 p.m., Ingalls Mall.
Campaign Kickoff Tours: Nichols Arboretum, 9-11 a.m. and 3-5 p.m., 1610 Washington Heights; School of Dentistry Sindecuse Museum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., School of Dentistry, Kellogg Building; Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 1800 N. Dixboro Road; Business School, 10-11:30 a.m., Davidson Hall lobby; Celebrating Care and Discovery, 3 p.m., School of Nursing; Life Sciences Institute (LSI) Building, 3-4 p.m., LSI, 210 Washtenaw Ave.; University Library, 3-5 p.m., Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. All tours are part of The Michigan Difference campaign kickoff.
Ceremony: Life Sciences Institute (LSI) Grand Opening Convocation, 9-11 a.m., Palmer Commons, Great Lakes Room. Keynote lecture by Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University, Unified Biology and the Future of Life. Part of The Michigan Difference campaign kickoff. Sponsored by LSI, 764-8192.
Conference: 12th Annual Meeting of the Minds Undergraduate Student Research Conference, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., William S. White Building, U-M-Flint. Sponsored by U-M-Flint, U-M-Dearborn and Oakland University, the Meeting of the Minds program offers students the opportunity to gain experience in conducting and presenting research. Sponsored by U-M-Flint, http://meetingofminds.umflint.edu. 
Event: Breakfast and tour, 8-10 a.m., Fairlane Center, U-M-Dearborn. A tour of the recently acquired Fairlane Center (formerly Ford Training and Development Center). Part of The Michigan Difference campaign kickoff. RSVP required.
Event: The Future of Medicine at Michigan, 8:30-11 a.m., University Hospital, Ford Amphitheatre and lobby. The program, hosted by Dr. Robert Kelch, executive vice president for medical affairs, will follow a mini-Medical School format. Part of The Michigan Difference campaign kickoff. RSVP required.
Event: Meet the Architect, 5:30-7 p.m., Museum of Art. Director James Steward and architect Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture will address how the museum's major renovation and expansion project will result in a new kind of museum. Part of The Michigan Difference campaign kickoff.
Exhibit: College of Engineering Sesquicentennial Historical Display, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Duderstadt Center Gallery. Part of The Michigan Difference campaign kickoff.
Exhibit: Spotlight on New Arrivals, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Special Collections Library (see May 13 description).
Meeting: Alumni Association Spring Board Meeting, 3:30 p.m., Alumni Center. Part of The Michigan Difference campaign kickoff.
Open House: LSA tours and presentations, 8:15-11:30 a.m., Angell Hall and Haven Hall. Dean Terrence McDonald will speak about "LSA Making a Difference" in Angell Hall, Auditorium B, at 8:15 a.m., followed by tours of college programs. Part of The Michigan Difference campaign kickoff. RSVP required.
Panel: Finding Solutions to Public Education's Most Pressing Problems, 3-4:30 p.m., School of Education. Part of The Michigan Difference campaign kickoff.
Play: Festival of New Works: Pig Farm, 8 p.m., Frieze Building, Trueblood Theatre. Sponsored by the Trueblood Theatre Series, 763-4087. Tickets required.
Screening: Bone Mass Density, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Kroger, 1771 Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Sponsored by the U-M Health System's Michigan Visiting Nurses, http://www.umvn.org. 
Seminars: Michigan Law Seminars, 3:15-6 p.m., Hutchins Hall. Punitive Damages: Simply Unjust Enrichment or Fair Punishment and Effective Deterrence?, 3:15 p.m.; The Patriot Act: An Appropriate Response to Terrorism in a Free Society?, 4:45 p.m. Part of The Michigan Difference campaign kickoff.

Saturday, May 15
Campaign Kickoff Tours: University Library, 10 a.m., Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library; Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., UMMA. All tours are part of The Michigan Difference campaign kickoff.
Concert: The University Musical Society's Ford Honors Program, 6 p.m., Hill Auditorium. A gala dinner will follow at 7:30 p.m. in the Michigan League. Part of The Michigan Difference campaign kickoff. Tickets required for both events, (734) 647-8009.
Event: Spring Planting and Annual I.D. Day, 1-4 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History. The public is invited to help plant a new butterfly garden outside the museum's front door. Information about gardening with native plants and how to attract butterflies to the backyard will be available. Inside the museum, visitors can participate in the museum's 8th Annual I.D. Day. A geologist, paleontologist and archaeologist will be on hand to help identify items brought in, including rocks, fossils, arrowheads and stone tools. Part of The Michigan Difference campaign kickoff. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Exhibit: Spotlight on New Arrivals, 10 a.m.-noon, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Special Collections Library (see May 13 description).
Meeting: Alumni Association Spring Board Meeting, 9 a.m., Alumni Center. Part of The Michigan Difference campaign kickoff.
Open House: Student Publications, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 420 Maynard St. Part of The Michigan Difference campaign kickoff.
Planetarium Show: The Stars of Spring, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History. The spring sky contains few bright stars, but several significant constellations. It also is the best time of year to see the most famous pattern in the sky-the Big Dipper. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Planetarium Show: The Solar System: Take a Deep Breath, 12:30 & 2:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History. "Take a deep breath" sounds like an easy suggestion, but on any other planet in the solar system, it is impossible. This humorous show uses weather reports from the nine planets to compare Earth's atmosphere with the varied environmental conditions elsewhere in the solar system, and explains why Earth's atmosphere is well-suited to support life. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Play: Festival of New Works: Pig Farm, 8 p.m., Frieze Building, Trueblood Theatre. Sponsored by the Trueblood Theatre Series, 763-4087. Tickets required.
Screening: Bone Mass Density, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Kroger, 2641 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor. Sponsored by the U-M Health System's Michigan Visiting Nurses,http://www.umvn.org 
Symposium: Mason Barr Symposium of Teratology, Fetal Pathology and Genetics of Birth Defects, honoring the career of Dr. Mason Barr Jr., 8 a.m., Towsley Center, Sheldon Auditorium. Sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics and Office of the Dean, 764-0579.
Tour: Dinosaurs, 2 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History. Free, 30-minute, docent-led tour of the dinosaur exhibits. Sign up day of the tour. Limit 15 people. Sponsored by the U-M Credit Union, 764-0478.

Sunday, May 16
Planetarium Show: The Stars of Spring, 1:30 & 3:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see May 15 description).
Planetarium Show: The Solar System: Take a Deep Breath, 2:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see May 15 description).
Tour: Dinosaurs, 2 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see May 15 description).

Monday, May 17
Event: History of Nursing as Portrayed by Dolls, 5-8 p.m., Taubman Center, North Gallery. See "Mrs. Chase" from the 1930s, learn about the history of nursing, explore doll collecting as a hobby, bring in dolls for help in identification or advice on repairs, and learn about career opportunities in nursing. Sponsored by Gifts of Art and the School of Nursing, 936-2787.
Meeting: Herb Study Group, noon lunch, 1 p.m. program, Matthaei Botanical Gardens (MBG) Auditorium, 1800 N. Dixboro Road. Joanna Thorn, a registered nurse and certified natural health practicioner, will discuss "Summer Tease-Tease Your Taste Buds and Body with Fresh Herbal Teas." Sponsored by the Friends of MBG, (734) 998-7061.
Screening: Bone Mass Density, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Kroger, 400 S. Maple Road, Ann Arbor. Sponsored by the U-M Health System's Michigan Visiting Nurses, http://www.umvn.org 
Workshop: Observational Studies, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rackham Building, East Conference Room. Sponsored by the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research, 764-7828. Fee required.
Workshop: Applied Structural Equation Modeling, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., School of Public Health II, Room M4318 (morning) and Computing Classroom C (afternoon). Class will continue 9 a.m. May 18-19. Sponsored by the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research, 764-7828. Registration and fee required.

Tuesday, May 18
Screening: Bone Mass Density, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Kroger, 1100 Argyle, Jackson. Sponsored by the U-M Health System's Michigan Visiting Nurses, http://www.umvn.org 
Workshop: The Artful Life, noon-1:30 p.m., Center for the Education of Women (CEW), 330 E. Liberty St. (see March 11 description).
Workshop: Arab and Chaldean American Writers Workshop, 4-7 p.m., CASL Building, Room 1093, U-M-Dearborn (see May 11 description).

Wednesday, May 19
Art Video: Ramayana, 12:10 p.m., Museum of Art. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Film: Second Annual African Film Series, A Reasonable Man, 4-6 p.m., Rackham Building, Osterman Common Room. Sponsored by the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies South Africa Initiatives Office, 764-5513.
Intramural Sports: The entry deadline for the Intramural Sports Program's 2004 Spring Term Two-person Team Golf Scramble and Singles and Doubles Tennis is 2 p.m. at the Intramural Sports Building (IMSB), 606 E. Hoover. Entry fee is $85 per team for the golf scramble; $15 (singles) and $25 (doubles) for tennis. The golf scramble will be May 21 at the U-M Golf Course. A mandatory managers' meeting for tennis will be 6 p.m. May 20 in the IMSB lobby. Matches will begin May 24. Sponsored by the Department of Recreational Sports, 763-3562.
Lecture: Graveyards 101: Jacqueline Vansant, Death in Vienna, 7 p.m., CASL Building, Room 1030, U-M-Dearborn. Sponsored by U-M-Dearborn.
Screening: Bone Mass Density, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Kroger, 2010 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Sponsored by the U-M Health System's Michigan Visiting Nurses, http://www.umvn.org 
Tour: U-M Detroit Observatory, 1-4 p.m., 1398 E. Ann St. It is the oldest observatory in the United States to retain its original telescopes in their mounts. Sponsored by the U-M Detroit Observatory, 763-2230.
Workshop: Arab and Chaldean American Writers Workshop, 4-7 p.m., CASL Building, Room 1093, U-M-Dearborn (see May 11 description).

Thursday, May 20
Lecture: Basic Sailing 101, 7:45 p.m., Mason Hall, Room 3447. Learn about basic sailing theory and upwind techniques, for beginners. Sponsored by the U-M Sailing Club, http://www.umich.edu~umsc or (734) 426-4299.
Meeting: Board of Regents monthly meeting, 1:30 p.m., Henry Ford Estate, Music Room, U-M-Dearborn. For more information, call (313) 593-5330.
Performance: Dance Theater Studio students, under the direction of Annie Durbin, modern dance, 12:10 p.m., University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Play: Festival of New Works: Hungry, 8 p.m., Frieze Building, Trueblood Theatre. Sponsored by the Trueblood Theatre Series, 763-4087. Tickets required.
Workshop: Using ArcGIS, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Rackham Building, Room 3530 (SAVi Lab). Class will continue 9 a.m. May 21. Sponsored by the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research, 764-7828. Registration and fee required.
Workshop: Arab and Chaldean American Writers Workshop, 4-7 p.m., CASL Building, Room 1093, U-M-Dearborn (see May 11 description).

Friday, May 21
Play: Festival of New Works: Hungry, 8 p.m., Frieze Building, Trueblood Theatre. Sponsored by the Trueblood Theatre Series, 763-4087. Tickets required.
Screening: Bone Mass Density, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Kroger, 3663 Grand River, Howell. Sponsored by the U-M Health System's Michigan Visiting Nurses, http://www.umvn.org. 
Workshop: Revitalize Your Aphasia Practice, 8:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m., Center for the Development of Language and Literacy (UCLL). Speech-language clinicians will present innovative therapy techniques, including information on the use of computer technology, for pathologists working with adults with Aphasia. Sponsored by UCLL, 764-8440. Fee required.
Workshop: Clinical Trials with Quality of Life Outcomes, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rackham Building, East Conference Room. Sponsored by the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research, 764-7828. Registration and fee required.

Saturday, May 22
Planetarium Show: The Stars of Spring, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see May 15 description).
Planetarium Show: Adventures Along the Spectrum, 12:30 & 2:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History. A classic show from the early 1980s featuring Professor Photon, who leads a tour of the electromagnetic spectrum and teaches that there is more to light than meets the eye. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Play: Festival of New Works: Hungry, 8 p.m., Frieze Building, Trueblood Theatre. Sponsored by the Trueblood Theatre Series, 763-4087. Tickets required.
Tour: Dinosaurs, 2 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see May 14 description).
Workshop: Arab and Chaldean American Writers Workshop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., CASL Building, Room 1093, U-M-Dearborn (see May 11 description).

Sunday, May 23
Concert and Ceremony: Shakuhachi Flute Concert and Japanese Tea Ceremony, 2 & 3 p.m., Museum or Art. Teacher and master of the Shakuhachi flute Michael Gould will relate the history of his instrument as he plays ancient melodies in the museum's Japanese teahouse. Following the performance, a Sekishu-style Japanese tea ceremony entitled "Nightingale Singing in Tree Tops" will be performed by tea master Yoko Watanabe and practitioners Masako Ito and Kyoko Mangyo. Watanabe will narrate the event and a limited sampling of green tea and sweets will be served. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Planetarium Show: The Stars of Spring, 1:30 & 3:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see May 15 description).
Planetarium Show: Adventures Along the Spectrum, 2:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see May 22 description).
Tour: Dinosaurs, 2 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see May 15 description).

Tuesday, May 25
Workshop: The Artful Life, noon-1:30 p.m., Center for the Education of Women (CEW), 330 E. Liberty St. (see March 11 description).
Workshop: Arab and Chaldean American Writers Workshop, 4-7 p.m., CASL Building, Room 1093, U-M-Dearborn (see May 11 description).

Wednesday, May 26
Art Video: Ramayana, 12:10 p.m., Museum of Art. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Lecture: Graveyards 101: Randal Woodland, The New Orleans Way of Death, 7 p.m., CASL Building, Room 1030, U-M-Dearborn. Sponsored by U-M-Dearborn.
Workshop: Arab and Chaldean American Writers Workshop, 4-7 p.m., CASL Building, Room 1093, U-M-Dearborn (see May 11 description).
Workshop: Practical Help for Caregivers, 7-8:30 p.m., Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road. U-M specialists in elderly care will present practical advice on helping caregivers maintain their own health and provide good care. Sponsored by the Geriatrics Center and Turner Geriatric Clinic, 764-2556.

Thursday, May 27
Lecture: Basic Sailing 102, 7:45 p.m., Mason Hall, Room 3447. Learn about basic sailing theory and downwind techniques, for beginners. Sponsored by the U-M Sailing Club, http://www.umich.edu~umsc or (734) 426-4299.
Performance: Gregory Sulik and Donald Grant, piano and clarinet duo, 12:10 p.m. University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Play: Festival of New Works: End of the Universe, 8 p.m., Frieze Building, Trueblood Theatre. Sponsored by the Trueblood Theatre Series, 763-8587. Tickets required.
Workshop: Introduction to Proc Mixed, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., School of Public Health II, Room M4332 (morning) and Computing Classroom A (afternoon). Class will continue 9 a.m. May 28. Sponsored by the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research, 764-7828. Registration and fee required.
Workshop: Arab and Chaldean American Writers Workshop, 4-7 p.m., CASL Building, Room 1093, U-M-Dearborn (see May 11 description).

Friday, May 28
Play: Festival of New Works: End of the Universe, 8 p.m., Frieze Building, Trueblood Theatre. Sponsored by the Trueblood Theatre Series, 763-8587. Tickets required.
Symposium: 2nd Annual Health Sciences Symposium, Interdisciplinary Depression Research: The Michigan Roadmap, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Dr. John Greden, The Depression Center and Interdisciplinary Research: Why Do We Need a "Michigan Roadmap?"; Dr. Delia Vazquez, Does Maternal Depression Risk Affect Infant Biological Rhythms and Mother-Infant Attachment?; Margit Burmeister, Depression Genes? Can We Untangle Genetic Vulnerabilities and Environmental Stressors?; Dr. Jon-Kar Zubieta, Brain Regulation of Physical and Psychological Stress; Bonnie Hagerty, Get On Board: Self-management for Recurrent Depression; Dr. Michael Klinkman, Integrating Depression Treatment into Primary Care: What Works, What Doesn't, and What We Don't Yet Know; Kyle Grazier, Financing Care for Depression: How Can We Pay for What We Must Do? Co-sponsored by the Health Sciences Council and Depression Center, http://www.med.umich.edu/depression/events.htm#health or 936-1617. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, May 29
Planetarium Show: The Stars of Spring, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see May 15 description).
Planetarium Show: Adventures Along the Spectrum, 12:30 & 2:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see May 22 description).
Play: Festival of New Works: End of the Universe, 8 p.m., Frieze Building, Trueblood Theatre. Sponsored by the Trueblood Theatre Series, 763-8587. Tickets required.
Tour: Dinosaurs, 2 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see May 15 description).

Sunday, May 30
Planetarium Show: The Stars of Spring, 1:30 & 3:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see May 15 description).
Planetarium Show: Adventures Along the Spectrum, 12:30 & 2:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see May 22 description).
Tour: Dinosaurs, 2 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see May 15 description).

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Wednesday, June 2
Lecture: Graveyards 101: Ronald Stockton, Images of Death in Comparative Perspective, 7 p.m., CASL Building, Room 1030, U-M-Dearborn. Sponsored by U-M-Dearborn.

Thursday, June 3
Performance: Javanese Music and Dance, 7 p.m., Museum of Art. The Javanese art form is part of an ancient tradition of courtly dance that is depicted in some of the works of art displayed in the exhibit, "Stories from the Past: Narrative in Asian Art." Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.

Friday, June 4
Commencement Activities: Medical School, 3 p.m., Hill Auditorium, 763-7981. Speaker: Dr. Elias Zerhouni, director of the National Institutes of Health. A ticketed reception for graduates, their families and guests will be 4:30-6 p.m. in the Michigan League Ballroom. For more information, visit http://www.umich.edu~gradinfo or (734) 647-6037.

Saturday, June 5
Commencement Activities: College of Pharmacy, 1 p.m., Rackham Auditorium, 764-7144. Speaker: Daniel Ashby, director of pharmacy, Johns Hopkins University Hospital, and clinical professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. A reception will follow in the Rackham Building lobby. For more information, visit http://www.umich.edu~gradinfo or (734) 647-6037.

Thursday, June 10
Meeting: Family Housing Language Program (FHLP) Teen Volunteer Information Meeting, 7 p.m., Family Housing Community Center, 1000 McIntyre. Sponsored by the FHLP, 763-1440.

Tuesday, June 15
Lecture: Dean's Lecture Series, Alan Saltiel, director, Life Sciences Institute, 5 p.m., Towsley Center, Dow Auditorium. Sponsored by the Medical School Dean's Office, 615-6981.

Thursday, June 17
Celebration: U-M Detroit Observatory Sesquicentennial Celebration, 4 p.m., 1398 E. Ann St. A ceremony will be at 4:30 p.m. on the lawn, followed by pubic tours of the observatory. Sponsored by the U-M Detroit Observatory, 763-2230.