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Celebrations planned as Commission for Women turns 35;
UMTRI cruises to 40

Two campus units will celebrate milestones with upcoming events.

The U-M Transportation Institute (UMTRI) will recognize 40 years of transportation research with an anniversary symposium from 2-5:30 p.m. June 23 in the Michigan League Ballroom.

A health and wellness expo today (June 13) from 2:30-5 p.m. in the Assembly Hall on the fourth floor of the Rackham Building will mark the 35th anniversary of the Commission for Women.

Information tables at the expo will include information on human resources, community involvement, friendship, artistic and creative endeavors, spirituality, and fitness. Healthy snacks will be served.

From 3-4:10 p.m., a lineup of speakers will feature: Sue Seibert, spiritual advisor, "Re-membering Who We Are: Our Real Work—Integrating our Professional, Spiritual and Psychological Selves"; Peggy Sheagren, MFit program manager, "Being a Healthy Role Model by Living, Loving and (mostly) Laughing"; and Sarah Ely, Center for the Education for Women, "When Your Work Works for You."

Additional information is available at: http://www.umich.edu/~hraa/cfw35anv.htm.

The UMTRI symposium will honor achievements in research, service and education since 1965. It also will feature presentations by UMTRI researchers, collaborators, sponsors and policy-makers who will discuss the impact of research on transportation policy and education and address the future of driving.

Jeffrey Runge, administrator of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, will deliver the keynote address. He will discuss the evolution of research and policy and share his vision for the future of highway safety.

Other symposium topics will include UMTRI's mission in transportation research; improving occupant crash protection through injury biomechanics research; occupant restraint use laws; designing vehicles and roadways to fit human capabilities; trucks involved in fatal accidents; globalization of the auto industry; commercial vehicle futures; advanced driver assistance systems; and the science of driving.

For more information, visit http://www.umtri.umich.edu/umtri/40th.html.

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