The University Record, August 16, 1993

Briefings

Computing services available at new locations

Information Technology Division services formerly available at the Computing Resource Center (CRC) in the School of Education Bldg. have been moved to other campus locations, primarily the North University Building Computing Resource Site. Charts listing computing services and their new locations are available at any Campus Computing Site.

For more information on CRC services, check UM-GOpherBLUE. Under the “Computing on Campus” menu, select “Consulting & Support Services” and then “ITD CURRENT NEWS” or $COPY NEWS:CRC.MOVE on MTS.

City resurfacing projects may cause inconvenience

East William Street from State to Thompson streets and East Ann Street from Glen westerly approximately 300 feet are scheduled for repair and resurfacing as part of the city’s annual street resurfacing project. The work is expected to continue until Sept. 3.

As a result of the construction activities, the contractor is posting “no parking” signs on these sections of Ann and William streets so that the work can be completed as quickly as possible, according to the city’s Public Services Department.

New faculty orientation planned

An orientation program to introduce new faculty members to U-M policies and services that support teaching and research begins at 8:45 a.m. Sept. 1 in Rackham Amphitheater. The program includes brief presentations by several University administrators. Representatives from various U-M offices will be available to provide materials and answer questions.

Benefit reimbursement account cutoffs

To guarantee reimbursement in their August paycheck, Flexible Spending Account participants should submit claims to the Benefits Office, 2030 Administrative Services Bldg., by Thurs. (Aug. 19) for monthly pay periods. The deadline for biweekly pay periods was Aug. 11.

Benefits Office will close temporarily Wednesday morning

The Benefits Offices at the Administrative Services Bldg. and the North Ingalls Bldg. will be closed part of Wed. (Aug. 18) morning for a staff health care training session. The offices will open at 9:30 a.m. (Administrative Services Bldg.) and at 9:45 a.m. (North Ingalls Bldg.)

Next Record Sept. 7

The Record resumes weekly publication Sept. 7. The deadline for Calendar and News Brief items is 5 p.m. Aug. 31.

Use TDD to contact Benefits Office

Hearing impaired staff and their family members can contact the Benefits Office through a TDD (Telecommunications Device) by calling 763-1214. The Michigan Relay Systems is available when operator relay/communications is preferred. Dial 1-800-649-3777.

To your good health

The Periodic Health Appraisal Unit (PHAU), housed at University Health Service, offers free, voluntary health screenings to staff members with 50 percent or greater appointments who are enrolled in a Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance plan at the U-M. The free health screenings include a series of routine laboratory tests and a physical examination.

Staff members who are eligible to participate in the PHAU program will receive a letter inviting them to schedule an appointment. Due to the larger number of staff members eligible for this benefit, appointments will not be scheduled until PHAU has sent notification of eligibility to individual staff members.

Labconco issues safety recall

Labconco Corporation is cautioning all owners of the Lyph-Lock Freeze Dry Systems’ six-liter, 12-liter and 18-liter console units to not use the defrost system until the freeze dryer is fitted with a retrofit kit. If the internal thermostat fails during use of the defrost option, it could cause the unit to overheat, possibly causing a fire.

The unit is safe for freeze drying as long as the defrost option is not used, according to Occupational Safety and Environmental Health (OSEH). For information or to obtain a retrofit kit, call OSEH, 763-6973, or Clancy Allain, Labconco product service manager, 1-800-821-5525 or 1-816-333-8811.

Teaching assistant orientation scheduled Sept. 7–8

The Center of Research on Learning and Teaching will offer a TA Teaching Orientation for new graduate student teaching assistants 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Sept. 7 and 9 a.m.–noon Sept. 8 at the Willard Henry Dow Laboratory.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Presentation and workshop topics include creating learning activities, teaching for diversity, issues in grading, promoting critical thinking and managing classroom problems. Designed for new teaching assistants, experienced TAs are also welcome. For a schedule of presentations and workshops, call 763-0162.

Ed Hayes’ retirement reception scheduled Aug. 26

A retirement reception will be held honoring Edward C. Hayes, assistant director of personnel-faculty and staff information, 3–5 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Betsy Barbour Residence Hall. Hayes, who has been with the University for more than 40 years, retires Aug. 31.

Library exhibition recaptures spirit of the 1960s

The exhibition “The 1960s: From Peaceful Protest to Guerrilla Warfare” from the Labadie Collection of social protest and radical movements will be on display through Sept. 30 in the Special Collections Library, seventh floor, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.

Featured will be the many facets of the decade: sit-ins, Freedom Rides, voter registration, civil rights marches, the rise and influence of Students for a Democratic Society, the underground culture, resistance to American involvement in the Vietnam War and gay liberation.

Original materials, including pamphlets of the radical movements and books and newspapers that documented the era, show how the 1960s evolved from non-violent action to mass demonstrations and rioting in the streets.

The Special Collections Library is open 10 a.m.–noon and 1–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 10 a.m.–noon Sat.

Intellectual Properties Office moves, changes name

The Intellectual Properties Office, now called the Technology Management Office, will move to 2071 Wolverine Towers, 3003 S. State St., at the end of August. Telephone numbers, which will remain the same, will be listed under the Technology Management Office in the University Directory.

Conference proposals sought by Women of Color Task Force

The Women of Color Task Force is seeking proposals for presentations for its 12th annual Women of Color Career Conference scheduled Feb. 25.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is Sept. 15. For information, contact conference chair April J. Beavers, 763-0235, FAX 763-2891. Send full proposals to Beavers in care of the Affirmative Action Office, 6041 Fleming Bldg., Campus Zip 1340.

Magazine recycling begins this fall

Glossy magazines and catalogs will be added to the campus recycling program this fall. Grounds and Waste Management’s Recycling Office is developing a plan to collect magazines in cooperation with Building Services, Housing Facilities and others who will handle the material.

Recycle Ann Arbor recently added magazines to the city of Ann Arbor’s residential recycling program. For information about special handling options for magazines now, call 763-5539.

Apply now for Fulbright grants

The deadline for applying for Fulbright Grants and other grants for graduate study and research abroad through the Office of Academic Programs, U.S. Information Agency, is Sept. 24.

For information, call 764-8119, or visit Room 160, Rackham Bldg.

AAUW accepting book donations

The Ann Arbor branch of the American Association of University Women is collecting books for its 41st annual book sale 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Sept. 17–18 and noon–4 p.m. Sept. 19 at Arborland Mall. Proceeds support the education of women.

To arrange to donate, call 973-6287.