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September 20-October 4

Monday, September 20
Colloquium: Richard Kim, U.S. Sovereignty and Diasporic State-making: Creating a Korean American Nationalism, noon-1:30 p.m., School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Sponsored by the Korean Studies Program, 764-1825.
Lecture: Elizabeth Anderson, Racial Integration as a Compelling Interest, noon-1:30 p.m., Rackham Building, Osterman Common Room. Sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, 936-1930.
Virtuoso sitarist, composer, teacher and writer Ravi Shankar will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 23 in Hill Auditorium. Shankar also will be interviewed by U-M Associate Professor Stephen Rush at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 in Rackham Auditorium. His work and its impact on Western music and culture will be part of the symposium, "Indian Classical Music: From Princely Courts to Carnegie Hall," at 1 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Henderson Room of the Michigan League. (Photo by Vincent Limongelli)

Lecture: George Nickelsburg, 6-9 p.m., Frieze Building, Room 3050. Sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies, 764-0314.
Panel: Good News about the News: Solutions for the Media Industry, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Michigan League. Topics will include how the Internet is changing the media marketplace, how to use market research to more effectively deliver what the audience wants most, and how to protect funding for mission-critical functions. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Communications and the U-M Entertainment Coalition, http://www.umich.edu/
news/media_business.
 Participation is limited to the first 100 registrants. Fee required.
Panel: Quality Pays: The Press and Public Policy, 1-5 p.m., Alumni Center, 200 Fletcher St. A panel of experts will debate the ability of journalistic organizations to maintain quality in product and audience loyalty over profit margin. Sponsored by the Knight-Wallace Fellows at Michigan Program and supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, http://www.kwfellows.org. 

Tuesday, September 21
Festival: 9th Annual Energy Fest, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Central Campus Diag. An information fair will showcase local efforts and commitment to energy conservation and sustainability. Musical entertainment by Cloud Nine Music will be featured from noon-1 p.m. Participating departments include Energy Conservation and Outreach Program of Utilities and Plant Engineering, the Recycling Program of Grounds and Waste Management, Center for Sustainable Systems, the School of Natural Resources and Environment, the Environmental Stewardship Program, the Solar House Team and the Solar Car Team. Sponsored by the Plant Operations-Utilities & Plant Engineering and the Center for Sustainable Systems, 936-2323.
Film: Siliva the Zulu, 4 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. The film will include live music by Themba Tana. Sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, 936-1930.
Lecture: George Nickelsburg, 10-11:30 a.m., Frieze Building, Room 1504. Sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies, 764-0314.
Lecture: William Parish, Trends in Chinese Sexual Behavior, noon, School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies, 764-6308.
Lecture: Peter Davis, Documenting Apartheid: Thirty Years of Reporting on South Africa, noon-1:30 p.m., Rackham Building, Osterman Common Room. Sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, 936-1930.
Performance artist and puppeteer Paul Zaloom will deliver a lecture at 5 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Michigan Theater. (Photo courtesy School of Art & Design)

Lecture: Anne Duderstadt, The President's House: Through the Back Door, 3 p.m., U-M Detroit Observatory. Duderstadt will examine the President's House, including its administrative and architectural evolutions, from its early beginnings through the Duderstadt administration. Sponsored by the U-M Detroit Observatory, 763-2230.
Seminar: Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations and Bad Behavior, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Harding Mott University Center, Michigan Rooms. U-M-Flint. Sponsored by the U-M-Flint School of Management, (810) 237-6680. Registration and fee required.
Seminar: Save on Taxes, Save for Retirement, Invest in SRAs, 10-11 a.m.; Building Your Financial Future, 2-3 p.m., Wolverine Tower, Suite 18. Sponsored by TIAA-CREF, (800) 842-2044, ext. 1409.
Tour: Guided tour of the "Georgia O'Keeffe and the Sublime Landscape" exhibit, 1 p.m., Museum of Art (UMMA). Sponsored by UMMA, 763-8662.

Wednesday, September 22
Art Video: Ansel Adams, 12: 10 p.m., Museum of Art (UMMA). Sponsored by UMMA, 763-8662.
Concert: University Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Lecture: Ellen Elias-Bursac, August Senoa: Writing a Place for Zagreb, 12:10-1 p.m., School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies and Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, 764-0351.
Lecture: Robert Fuller, Structural and Cell Biology of Proprotein Processing in the Secretory Pathway, 12:10 p.m., Natural Science Building, Room 2004. Sponsored by the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, 615-4107.
Lecture: Nancy Pearl, The Human Connection: Words, Power and Change in the BiblioTech Age, 3 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Sponsored by the School of Information and Ann Arbor District Library, 763-0074.
Lecture: Michael Menaker, Circadian Organization: A Multi-component Network in Vertebrates, 4 p.m., Medical Science II Building, West Lecture Hall. Sponsored by the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 763-5453.
Lecture: Dr. Max Wicha, New Advances in Cancer Treatment, 7-8:30 p.m., Genoa Woods Executive Conference Center, Brighton. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center, (800) 742-2300, category 7870.

Thursday, September 23
Concert: Ravi Shankar, 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Sponsored by the University Musical Society, 764-2538. Tickets required.
Festival: 9th Annual Energy Fest, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., North Campus Portico Plaza (see Sept. 21 description).
Lecture: Second Annual Bernard W. Agranoff Lectureship in Neuroscience, Dr. Solomon Snyder, Novel Inositol Phosphate Signaling Stories, 3-4:30 p.m., University Hospital, Ford Auditorium. Sponsored by the Mental Health Research Institute, 763-1450.
Lecture: Paul Zaloom, 5 p.m., Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty. Called "one of the most original and talented political satirists working in theater" by The New York Times, performance artist and puppeteer Zaloom has been awarded four National Endowment for the Arts grants, an OBIE, a BESSIE and an American Theater Wing design award. Part of the Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Series. Sponsored by the School of Art & Design, 936-2082.
Meeting: Board of Regents monthly meeting, 2 p.m., Fleming Administration Building, Regents Room, 764-3883. Public comments will follow at 4 p.m.
Meeting: Family Housing Language Program Volunteer Information Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Family Housing Community Center, 1000 McIntyre. Sponsored by University Housing, 763-1440 or louwsma@umich.edu.
Poetry Reading: Raymond McDaniel, 5 p.m., Davidson Hall, Room E0540. Sponsored by the Department of English and Office of the Provost, 615-3710.
Seminar: Training for Multicultural Classroom Facilitation Part I, 3-6 p.m., Palmer Commons, Room 1013. Sponsored by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, 764-0505.
Talk: Curator's Talk, Nature Transformed, 7 p.m., Museum of Art (UMMA). "Nature Transformed: Wood Art from the Bohlen Collection" showcases the artistic vision and technical sophistication of contemporary art in wood. University Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Sean Ulmer will discuss a selection of works from the exhibit, featuring virtuoso pieces from one of the leading wood art collections in the country. Sponsored by UMMA, 763-8662.

Friday, September 24
Lecture: Megan Miller, Periodic Silent Earthquakes along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, 4 p.m., C.C. Little Building, Room 1528. Sponsored by the Department of Geological Sciences, 764-1435.
Religious Services: Yom Kippur, 7 p.m., Power Center for the Performing Arts (conservative) and Hillel (reform and orthodox). Sponsored by Hillel, 769-0500.
Seminar: Jim Liou, Modeling LNG Column Separation Transients, 4-5 p.m., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building, Room 1200.Sponsored by Environmental Science, Engineering and Policy in the 21st Century, 763-1464.

Saturday, September 25
Art Video: Georgia O'Keeffe, 1, 2:30 & 3:45 p.m., Museum of Art (UMMA). Sponsored by UMMA, 763-8662.
Recital: John Ellis, piano, and Stephen Lusmann, baritone, 8 p.m., School of Music, Britton Recital Hall. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Religious Services: Yom Kippur, 9 a.m. & 5:45 p.m. (conservative), Power Center for the Performing Arts; 9 & 10 a.m., 5:45 p.m. (reform and orthodox), Hillel. Sponsored by Hillel, 769-0500.
Tour: Guided tour of the "Georgia O'Keeffe and the Sublime Landscape" exhibit, 10 a.m., Museum of Art (UMMA). Sponsored by UMMA, 763-8662.

Sunday, September 26
Art Video: Georgia O'Keeffe, 1, 2:30 & 3:45 p.m., Museum of Art (UMMA). Sponsored by UMMA, 763-8662.
Concert: Shakuhachi Flute Concert and Japanese Tea Ceremony, 2 & 3 p.m., Museum of Art (UMMA). A shakuhachi flute concert, performed and moderated by flute master Michael Gould will be at 2 p.m. Later, tea master Yoko Watanabe and practitioners Masako Ito and Miwa Yamanishi will perform a traditional Sekishu style tea ceremony entitled "The Moon Shining with Renewed Brilliance." Translation and narration will be provided by Yasuo Watanabe. Sponsored by UMMA, 763-8662.
Concert: Emerson String Quartet, 4 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Sponsored by the University Musical Society, 764-2538. Tickets required.
Recital: Diana Gannett, double bass, and Ellen Rowe, piano, 8 p.m. School of Music, Britton Recital Hall. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Tour: Guided tour of the "Georgia O'Keeffe and the Sublime Landscape" exhibit, noon, Museum of Art (UMMA). Sponsored by UMMA, 763-8662.
Walk: "Out of the Darkness ... Into the Light" walk for depression and suicide prevention, 9 a.m., Pioneer High School (see brief, page 14).

Monday, September 27
Lecture: Nadia Valman, New Perspectives on the Jewess in Victorian English Literature, noon-1 p.m., Frieze Building, Room 3050. Sponsored by the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, 763-9047.
Lecture: Thylias Moss, The Limited Fork, noon-1:30 p.m., Rackham Building, Osterman Common Room. Sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, 936-1930.
Workshop: You and Your Work: Finding a Good Fit, 5-8:30 p.m., Center for the Education of Women (CEW), 330 E. Liberty St. The workshop will introduce key elements of career exploration that help establish direction and purpose when contemplating a job move or career change. Sponsored by CEW, (734) 998-7080.

Tuesday, September 28
Concert: University Philharmonia Orchestra, 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Lecture: Mark Edward Lewis, Household and Lineage in Early Imperial China, noon, School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies, 764-6308.
Lecture: Jason DeParle, American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare, 7 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre.
Seminar: IntraLase, noon-1 p.m., School of Dentistry, Room G550. Learn about the new bladeless LASIK surgery available at the Kellogg Eye Center (KEC). Sponsored by KEC, 615-6914 or lasik@umich.edu.
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.

Wednesday, September 29
Art Video: The Fine Art of Wood, 12:10 p.m., Museum of Art (UMMA). Sponsored by UMMA, 763-8662.
Intramural Sports: The Intramural Sports Program will take entries for the 2004 Roller Hockey Tournament and Two-person Team Scramble Golf Tournament until 4:30 p.m. at the Intramural Sports Building, 606 E. Hoover. Entry fees apply for both sports. Sponsored by the Department of Recreational Sports, 763-3562.
Lecture: Phil Howe, The Role of Disabled-2 (Dab2) in Signal Transduction, 12:10 p.m., Natural Science Building, Room 2004. Sponsored by the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, 936-3246.
Lecture: Innovative Perspectives on the Psychology of Sexuality Series, Anne Peplau, The Development of Sexual Orientation in Women: A Social-Psychological Analysis, 4 p.m., Michigan League, Henderson Room. Sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, 764-9537.
Lecture: Yener Kandogan, How Much Restructuring Did the Transition Countries Experience? Evidence from the Quality of Their Exports, 12:10-1 p.m., School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies and the Center for European Studies, 764-0351.
Panel: What Every Musician Must Know about Copyright, 7 p.m., School of Music, Britton Recital Hall. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.

Thursday, September 30
Concert: Dance concert by Slave Moth, 8 p.m., Duderstadt Center Video Studio. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Forum: Who's for Kids and Who's Just Kidding, 5-7:30 p.m., C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
Lecture: Susan Douglas, The Mommy Wars: How the Media Turn Motherhood into a "Cat Fight," noon-1:30 p.m., Michigan League, Vandenberg Room. Sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women, Work/Life Resource Center and Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, (734) 998-7080.
Lecture: The Gerald F. Else Lecture in Humanities, Margalit Finkelberg, Aristotle and Episodic Tragedy, 4 p.m., Michigan League, Henderson Room. Sponsored by the Department of Classical Studies, 764-0360.
Lecture: The Natalie Zemon Davis Collegiate Professorship in History, Sociology and Women's Studies Inaugural Lecture, Sonya Rose, Masculinity and Citizenship in Britain: A Century of Paradox, Continuity and Change, 4:10 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Sponsored by LSA, (734) 998-6251.
Lecture: Donald Fortescue, 5 p.m., Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty. Fortescue's sculpture builds on traditions of craftsmanship and the utilitarian to move into a more abstract realm. Part of the Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Series. Sponsored by the School of Art & Design, 936-2082.
Lecture: Mark Tessler, What We Know and What We Need to Know about the Pursuit of Democracy in the Middle East, 7 p.m., School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Sponsored by the International Institute, 647-2237.
Talk: Curator's Talk, Killing Ground, 7 p.m., Museum of Art (UMMA). University Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Sean Ulmer will explore the pairings of Civil War photographs and contemporary works by photographer John Huddleston in the current exhibit, "Killing Ground: Photographs of the Civil War and the Changing American Landscape." Sponsored by UMMA, 763-8662.

Friday, October 1
Ceremony: Comprehensive Cancer Center 7th Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony, 7:30 p.m., Cancer Center front entrance, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr (see brief, this page).
Concert: Slave Moth, 8 p.m., Duderstadt Center Video Studio. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Concert: Symphony Band and Chamber Choir, 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Conference: Gender and the Meaning of Mental Health, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. This one-day conference will bring together scholars from a broad spectrum of the social and medical sciences, and humanities to discuss how gender influences definitions of mental health and disorder. The morning session will cover "The Medicalization of Gender"; the afternoon will be about "Gender, Sexuality and the Meaning of Mental Health." Sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, 764-9537.
Lecture: James Kirchner, 4 p.m., C.C. Little Building, Room 1528. Sponsored by the Department of Geological Sciences, 764-1435.

Saturday, October 2
Concert: Slave Moth, 8 p.m., Duderstadt Center Video Studio. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Festival: Octubafest, 8 p.m., School of Music, Britton Recital Hall. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Film: Springtime in a Small Town, 8 p.m., Angell Hall, Auditorium A. Sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies, 764-6308.
Race/Walk: Program for Understanding Neurological Diseases (PFUND) 5K race or walk, 9:30 a.m., Mitchell Field, 1900 Fuller Rd. Proceeds from the race will benefit PFUND's four areas of focus: diabetic neuropathy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, peripheral nerve trauma and neuroblastoma. Sponsored by PFUND, 615-8933 or http://www.med.umich.edu/pfund/walk.htm 
Recital: Erling Blondal Bengtsson, cello, 3-5 p.m., School of Music, Britton Recital Hall. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Workshop: Becoming Active in Your Own Health-An Integrative Medicine Workshop, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. John's Golf and Conference Center, Plymouth. The workshop is designed for individuals looking to make healthy lifestyle changes. Sponsored by the U-M Health System's Integrative Medicine Wellness Center, (734) 998-7712 or http://www.imwell.med.umich.edu. Registration and fee required.

Sunday, October 3
Conference: 44th International Conference on Organ Music, Hill Auditorium. Guest recital by James Kibbie at 4 p.m.; Graduate student organ recital at 8 p.m. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-2500.
Festival: Octubafest, 3 p.m., School of Music, Britton Recital Hall. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Tour: Guided tour of the "Nature Transformed: Wood Art from the Bohlen Collection" exhibit, 2 p.m., Museum of Art (UMMA). Sponsored by UMMA, 763-8662.

Monday, October 4
Concert: University Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., School of Music, McIntosh Theatre. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-2500.
Conference: 44th International Conference on Organ Music, Hill Auditorium. Guest recital by Jean-Pierre Lecaudy at 8 p.m. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-2500.
Lecture: Rethinking the Humanities Series, William Paulson, Desperately Seeking Questions, noon, Rackham Building, Osterman Common Room. Sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, 936-3518.
Meeting: LSA Faculty Meeting, 4:10 p.m., Angell Hall, Auditorium B. For more information, call 764-0322.
Talk: Cecilia Mendez, MOLAS: Kuna Women's Visions from Kuna Yala, Panama, 4:30 p.m., Lane Hall, Room 2239. Mendez will discuss the MOLAS art exhibit showing through December in Lane Hall. A reception will follow her talk. Sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Women's Studies, School of Art & Design, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Arts of Citizenship, 764-9537.

Tuesday, October 5
Conference: 44th International Conference on Organ Music, Hill Auditorium. Faculty recital by Michele Johns at 3:30 p.m. Graduate student organ recital at 8 p.m. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-2500.
Intramural Sports: The Intramural Sports Program will take entries for the 2004 Track and Field Meet (individual and team) until
4:30 p.m. at the Intramural Sports Building, 606 E. Hoover. Entry fee is $5 per individual and $35 per team. The meet is Oct. 7 at the U-M Indoor Track Building. Sponsored by the Department of Recreational Sports, 763-3562.
Lecture: Miranda Brown, Funerary Inscriptions: How to Read Them and Why We Should Care, noon, School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies, 764-6308.
Recital: Yizhak Schotten, viola, and Katherine Collier, piano, 8 p.m. School of Music, Britton Recital Hall. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
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.

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Monday, October 11
Meeting: Retiree Benefits Briefing, 2-4 p.m., Wolverine Tower, Suite 18. The meeting is an opportunity for retirees and survivors to learn more about health plans and benefit options prior to this year's Open Enrollment period, Oct. 18-29. The presentation will include details of the two new preferred provider organization (PPO) plans-M-CARE PPO PLUS and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Community Blue PPO-available in 2005. The 2005 rates and coverage levels also will be discussed. Retirees planning to attend the briefing should contact the Benefits Office in advance by sending an e-mail to hutchjr@umich.edu or by calling 647-1717.

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Exhibits

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/. 
Are Harpy Eagles in Trouble?, 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.
Baskets, Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, U-M-Dearborn, Oct. 7-Dec. 3. The exhibit features a collection of traditional and contemporary baskets-both functional and artistic-made in a variety of techniques. Baskets made of such diverse materials as horse hair, sweet grass, willow, bamboo, split oak, wire and baleen will be displayed. Reception 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Sponsored by the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, (313) 593-3592.
Bronzes, by Nancy Stevenson, Taubman South Lobby, Floor 1, through Oct. 13. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
A Case About Diversity, Capital Area District Library, Lansing, through Sept. 29; Mardigian Library, U-M-Dearborn, through Sept. 27. The two companion exhibits will visit communities throughout the state this fall and into 2005. They are based on "Views and Voices"-the award-winning exhibit originally displayed on the Ann Arbor campus. The exhibit has been re-designed as a traveling educational presentation aimed at a general audience by students from the Museum Studies Program and the School of Art & Design. Sponsored by U-M, (517) 367-6300 (Lansing) or (313) 593-5562 (U-M-Dearborn).
Ceramics, by Georgette Zirbes, University Hospital Lobby, Floor 1, through Oct. 13. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Classes

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

Faculty Exploratory (FE)
http://www.lib.umich.edu/exploratory/register.php
(734) 647-7406
Registration required

MFit Cooking Classes (MFit)
http://www.med.umich.edu/mfit/nutrition
(734) 975-4387, ext. 236
Registration and fee required

Wednesday, September 22
Knife Skills (MFit), 6-8 p.m.

Friday, September 24
Using Excel as a Gradebook (FE),
1-3 p.m. (FE)

Monday, September 27
Mirlyn Meets Refworks (FE),
10 a.m.-noon

Tuesday, September 28
Managing the I-9 Verification Process with Confidence, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Getting Started with Dreamweaver MX 2004 (FE), 1-3 p.m.

Wednesday, September 29
Quality Customer Service, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Assertiveness Skills, 1-4 p.m. Pack a Lunch (MFit), 6-8 p.m.

Thursday, September 30
Feedback that Works!, 1-4 p.m.
PowerPoint Crash Course for MAC Office 2004 (FE), 2-4 p.m.

Friday, October 1
Event Planning: How to Plan a Top-notch Event (HRD), 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
PowerPoint Crash Course for
Windows Office 2003
(FE), 10 a.m.-noon
Meeting the New Mirlyn (FE),
1-2:30 p.m.

Monday, October 4
Managing Your Citations with Refworks (FE), 2-4 p.m.

Thursday, November 4
Eat that Frog!, 8 a.m.-noon

Thursday, November 18
Managing Multiple Projects
for Multiple People
, 1-4 p.m.

Child at Play Watercolors, by Roberta Allen, Taubman South Lobby, Floor 1, through Oct. 13. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
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.
Digging Up a Story: The House of Claudius Tiberianus, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, through May 2. The exhibit uses papyri and archaeology to show the life of one family in Roman Egypt. Sponsored by the Kelsey Museum, 764-9304.
Diversity and 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.
Encaustic Paintings, by Mary Rousseaux, University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1, through Oct. 13. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Fun with Fungi, Exhibit Museum of Natural History, Floor 3. The revised exhibit will explore the different kinds of fungi-there are more than 100,000 species-how they disperse spores, and some of their practical uses and dangers. The display includes a model of a human foot with "athlete's foot" growing on it, a giant puffball, and a photograph of "Armillaria gallica"-a fungus that can grow to several acres in size. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Georgia O'Keeffe and the Sublime Landscape, Museum of Art (UMMA), through Sept. 26. From her earliest works, O'Keeffe created new definitions of the sublime, enhanced perceptions of its visual symbols, and provided new ways to view surroundings and explore our inner selves. Spanning more than five decades, the exhibition features more than 35 paintings, some drawings, and one sculpture by O'Keeffe, together with paintings by American artists such as Albert Bierstadt, Martin Johnson Heade and George Inness from the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, Tenn. Sponsored by UMMA, 763-8662.
The Iceman Cometh...and Goeth, Clements Library, through Oct. 1. The exhibition explores the history of the American ice industry, from New England pond ice harvesting to the introduction of mechanical refrigeration. It includes: the story of the Ice King, Frederic Tudor, and his collaborator, Nathaniel Wyeth; the 1803 book by Thomas Moore, "An Essay on the Most Eligible Construction of Ice-Houses"; tools, equipment and methods of natural ice harvesting and its distribution, including the successful arrival in 1833 of a ship carrying ice from Boston to Calcutta, crossing the equator twice; the manufactured ice industry and how it revolutionized food and eating in America; and the introduction of mechanical refrigerators, with the millionth Frigidaire sold by 1929 and the millionth General Electric Refrigerator by 1931. Sponsored by the Clements Library, 764-2347 or http://www.clements.umich.edu. 
Inspired by Childhood Paintings, by Carl Laub, University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2, through Oct. 13. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
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.
Killing Ground: Photographs of the Civil War and the Changing American Landscape, Museum of Art (UMMA), through Nov. 7. In this exhibition, artist John Huddleston captures contemporary sites across the nation once marked by the U.S. Civil War. He pairs historical images of the conflict-battlefield scenes, soldiers living and dead, prisoners of war, civilians, and slaves-with his own color photographs of the same locations a century and a half later, taken at the same time of year, often at the same hour of the day. Sponsored by UMMA, 763-8662.
Lost Film/Lost Ancestors, Institute for the Humanities, Osterman Common Room, through Oct. 29. Archival photographs from Zululand from the private collection of Peter Davis. Reception and gallery talk 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, 936-1930.
Masterworks of African Art: Gabon and Cameroon, Museum of Art (UMMA), through 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 UMMA, 763-8662.
A Medieval Masterpiece from Baghdad: The Ann Arbor 'Shahnama,' Museum of Art (UMMA), Japanese Gallery, through Dec. 19. View all 33 illuminations from the Ann Arbor copy of "Shahnama"-the Iranian epic that recounts the reigns of kings stretching from a mythic past to the conquest of Persia by Islamic armies in the mid-seventh century. Sponsored by UMMA, 763-8662.
Memorials of Life in Ancient China: Chinese Mortuary Art Across Four Millennia, Museum of Art (UMMA), through Nov. 28. 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 UMMA, 763-8662.
Nature Photography, by Virginia Miller, Cancer Center & Geriatrics Center, Turner Clinic Lobby, Floor 1, through Oct. 13. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Nature Transformed: Wood Art from the Bohlen Collection, Museum of Art (UMMA), through 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 UMMA, 763-8662.
NETWORK, by Dan Price, through Oct. 20, Residential College (RC) Art Gallery. Price will challenge viewers to reflect on the proliferation of wireless communication in the world, its effects on the landscape and human roles in it. Sponsored by the RC, 647-9960.
Over the Summer: Student Award Winners from the 2004 All-Student Exhibition, Work, 306 S. State St., through Oct. 17. An exhibition of recent work in all media by School of Art & Design (A&D) award winners. Sponsored by A&D, 936-2082.
Panoptic Influence, Art and Architecture Building, Warren Robbins Gallery, Sept. 27-Oct. 29. School of Art & Design (A&D) master of fine arts degree candidates Melanie Hill and Francie Riddle ponder how we are seen by others, and what effect that has on us. Sponsored by A&D, 936-2082.
Recycled Realities, by Catherine Peet, Taubman North Lobby, Floor 1, through Oct. 13. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the U.S., Art and Architecture Building, Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, through Oct. 8. A transnational look at contemporary Chinese art, featuring drawing, installation, painting, photography, video, prints, sculpture and mixed media by 26 artists. Sponsored by the School of Art & Design, 936-2082.
Sculpture Invitational, Edith Gilbert Gallery, Petoskey, through Sept. 24. A group exhibition of sculpture, including recent work by School of Art & Design (A&D) professor Louis Marinaro. Sponsored by A&D, 936-2082.
Searching for the Photographic Sublime: Adams, Cunningham and Weston, Museum of Art (UMMA), through Sept. 26. Organized to coincide with "Georgia O'Keeffe and the Sublime Landscape," the exhibit examines the exploration of the sublime in the work of three photographers who were contemporaries of O'Keeffe: Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham and Edward Weston. Featured are photographs of the American West by Adams, including views of Yosemite Valley, and still lifes by Cunningham and Weston. Sponsored by UMMA, 763-8662.
Silk and Felt, by Laura Seligman, Cancer Center & Geriatrics Center Main Lobby, Floor B2, through Oct. 13. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
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 Told in Clay: 3,000 Years of Mesoamerican Ceramics, Exhibit Museum of Natural History, Anthropology Alcove. The exhibit presents archaeological evidence of human culture in Mesoamerica (Central America and Mexico) between 1500 B.C. and A.D. 1500. It uses clay artifacts to offer a glimpse into the daily life of people who lived long ago. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Treasures of Islamic Art from UMMA Collections, Museum of Art (UMMA). 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 UMMA, 763-8662.
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.

Exhibit Museum Tours

Dinosaurs, Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 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.

Planetarium Shows

Larry, Cat in Space, 12:30 & 2:30 p.m. Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9 & 16; 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26, Oct. 3 & 10, Exhibit Museum of Natural History. A cartoon presentation about an inquisitive cat that takes a trip to the Moon. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Star Talk: The Sky Tonight, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9 & 16; 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sept. 26, Oct. 3 & 10, Exhibit Museum of Natural History. Bright stars, constellations, planets and telescopic objects currently in the night sky will be discussed in this live "star talk." Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.

Recreation

Yost Ice Arena: Public skating, Mon.-Fri. 12-12:50 p.m., Thurs. 8-9:50 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 2-3:50 p.m.; Sat. 7-8:50 p.m. beginning Nov. 27, 764-4600. Fee required.

Regular Meetings

Peace of Mind, 2-3:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 30, Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. The therapy group for people 60 years of age and older will help participants learn skills to tolerate and accept distress based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy. For more information, call (734) 764-2556.