Free nighttime parking
All members of the University and area communities are encouraged to take advantage of free nighttime parking in a number of structures on Central Campus, the Medical Campus and North Campus. A pilot of the program was conducted last winter in December and January. As part of a number of safety initiatives, University officials have decided to make the free nighttime parking available on a year-around basis.
Hill Street Structure: 5 p.m.5 a.m.
Church Street and Thompson Street Structures: 6 p.m.5 a.m.
Surface lots S-6, adjacent to the School of Education; W-13, adjacent to the Student Activities Building; N-25, behind the Fletcher Street Structure off Palmer Drive; and S-5, across from Hutchins Hall: 6 p.m.5 a.m.
Catherine and Glen Street Structures; surface lots M-25, behind the School of Public Health Building I; and M-28, across from Mary Markley Residence Hall, 6 p.m.5 a.m.
All areas: 5 p.m.5 a.m.
Recital celebrates anniversary
School of Music faculty and students will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Frieze Memorial Organ with a concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 14) in Hill Auditorium. The U-M bought the Farrand & Votey organ from the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
The recital will feature solo organ music by Brahms, Durufle, Widor, Sowerby and Dupre. Performers include all four of Michigans organ professors: Robert Glasgow, Marilyn Mason, James Kibbie and Michele Johns. They will be joined by Lynne Aspnes, harp; Payton MacDonald, marimba, and doctoral students in organ performance JanEl Gortmaker, Eun-Young Kim and Charles Kennedy.
James O. Wilkes, professor of chemical engineering and an historical organ buff, will speak.
Record deadline reminder
Effective Jan. 1, the deadline for News Briefs and Calendar items will be 5 p.m. the Monday preceding publication. Effective with the Jan. 9 issue, the Calendar will carry activities scheduled for Monday through the following Tuesday. Items may be sent via campus mail to theRecord, by fax to 764-7084, or to any of the Record staff via Banyan VINES or e-mail. (See page 4 for names.)
Benefit Reimbursement Account cutoff date: Dec. 13
To guarantee reimbursement in their December paycheck, Benefit Reimbursement Account participants should submit claims to the Benefits Office, Room G405, Wolverine Tower Low Rise, 3003 S. State St., by Tues. (Dec. 13) for biweekly or monthly pay periods.
For the record . . .
The operating hours for Northwalk, the student-operated service that escorts faculty, staff and students anywhere within a 20-minute walk from Bursley Residence Hall, are 811:30 p.m. Fri.Sat. and 8 p.m.1:30 a.m. Sun.Thurs., not 2:30 a.m., as reported in the Dec. 5 issue of the Record.
Regents meet this week
The Regents will begin their meeting at 1 p.m. Thurs. (Dec. 15) in the Regents Room, Fleming Administration Bldg. Agenda items include the annual report on research. Public comments will be heard at 4 p.m., followed by a presentation on University outreach programs.
Rackham announces hours
The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies new hours are 8 a.m.5 p.m. MondayFriday. Offices will now be open noon1 p.m. For information about graduate studies or the Rackham Bldg., call 764-4415.
Counterpoint will present seasonal harmonies
Counterpoint, a vocal harmony group, will present a variety of popular and traditional Christmas songs, accompanied by guitar, piano and percussion instruments, at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 22 in the University Hospital Lobby, first floor. The program is sponsored by Gifts of Art. For information, call 936-ARTS.
Sherrill will give miniatures demonstration
Susan Sherrill, senior orthotics/prosthetics technician at U-M Hospitals, will give a miniatures demonstration 12:302:30 p.m. Thurs. (Dec. 15) in the Taubman Lobby, first floor, north.
Sherrill has an exhibition of miniatures on display in the Taubman Lobby as part of the Gifts of Art program. For information, call 936-ARTS.
TA training scheduled Jan. 3
The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching is offering a TA teaching orientation session for new graduate student teaching assistants enrolled in colleges other than LS&A 9 a.m.2:30 p.m. Jan. 3.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in Room 1650, Willard Henry Dow Laboratory. Topics will include Meeting Class for the First Time and Student Learning Styles, Lab Teaching or Leading Discussions.
The program is designed for new TAs, but experienced TAs also are welcome. For information, call 764-0505.
Departments can receive Record through Campus Mail
Many U-M departments already receive copies of The University Record via Campus Mail, usually on Monday. Those who are not receiving copies this way and would like to should contact the Record office with a complete address for the department office and the number of faculty and staff in the department. Record staff can be reached via phone, 764-0105, fax, 764-7084, Banyan VINES or e-mail (see page 4 for names). Changes in distribution lists are made at the end of each month. Additions received by Dec. 23 will be included begining Jan. 9.
Merit Network moving to new office space
The Merit Network offices, previously located in the Institute of Science and Technology, Industrial Technology Institute and Computer Annex Building on North Campus, is moving this month to a new, centralized office space in the Arbor Lakes (formerly Applicon and Schlumberger) complex in northeast Ann Arbor.
The new mailing address is Merit Network Inc., 4251 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105-2785. Phone numbers are 764-9430 and 747-3185 (fax).
Merit Network Inc. is a nonprofit corporation in Michigan governed by the states public universities. It operates MichNet, the statewide computer network that connects Michigan organizations to each other and to the global Internet. Merit is administratively attached to the U-M and is part of the Information Technology Division.
Changes at Mail Service
Pat Squires, production manager at Printing Services, is handling the operation of Mail Service on an interim basis following the recent retirement of Sue Howison. Kevin Donovan, business manager for Purchasing, Stores and Auxiliary Services, is responsible for business activities. Assistant Manager Bill Griffin continues in his present capacity.
East Engineering fire forces relocation of classes
Some LS&A classes that were scheduled for remodeled classrooms in the East Engineering Building beginning in January will be temporarily relocated because of a Nov. 22 fire in East Engineering.
The fire, which began in a basement room in the north end of the building, did not damage classrooms but did cut off electrical power to areas of the building under construction, delaying completion of some phases of the remodeling and plans to occupy the building.
The delay makes it impossible to vacate several rooms in the Perry Building and remodel them into classrooms in time for winter term. Classes scheduled in those rooms have also been temporarily relocated in the East Engineering Building.
Winter celebration slated for Dec. 9
The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies and the Department of Near Eastern Studies will host their annual winter celebration 46 p.m. Fri. (Dec. 9) in Room 144, Lane Hall. Refreshments will be provided but contributions are welcome. For information, call 764-0350.
Nursing sponsors memorial service
The School of Nursing will hold a memorial service for Col. M. Irene Clark Woodman at 1 p.m. Wed. (Dec. 14) in Room NI2C25, School of Nursing. Woodman, 79, who received the Schools Alumni Society Outstanding Achievement Award in 1993, died Nov. 25 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Assembly meets today
Senate Assembly will meet at 3:15 p.m. today (Dec. 12) in Rackham Amphitheater. The agenda includes reports titled The Quality of the Climate for Minority Faculty at the University of Michigan by the Committee for a Multicultural University and Toward a Definition of Tenure by the Tenure Committee.
Refreshments will be served 2:453:15 p.m. in the Assembly Hall.
Radiological Health Program accepting applications
The Radiological Health Program in the School of Public Health is accepting fellowship applications for fall 1995 for graduate study in radiation protection for nuclear energy uses, environmental assessment, and radioactive and chemical waste control. Fellowships range from $5,000 to $14,000 plus tuition. Courses of study include radiation physics, radiation biology, dosimetry systems, environmental assessment, medical health physics, a summer practicum and masters projects. For information, call James E. Martin or David M. Hamby, 764-0523.
U Club presents movies, comedy and jazz
The University Club in the Michigan Union is presenting classic movies at 9 p.m. Wednesdays ($1), improvisational comedy at 10 p.m. Thursdays ($3) and live jazz and dinner 57:30 p.m. Sundays.
The University Club is a private club for students, faculty, alumni and their accompanied guests.
M-Stores shortens hours Dec. 15
On Thurs. (Dec. 15), M-Stores hours will be as follows.
University Stores: walk-in window hours 7:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.; office hours 7:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. and 2:304:30 p.m.
Food Stores: 7:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. and 2:304:30 p.m.
Computer Group: 7:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. and 2:304:30 p.m.
Maintenance Service Unit: 7 a.m.12:15 p.m. and 2:303:30 p.m.
Museum will sponsor tours
The Museum of Art will sponsor two tours to Europe next spring. Sponsored in collaboration with the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Italy 1995: Art and Architecture/Then and Now, April 29May 6, will explore the art and architecture of Florence and Venice. For information, call Janet Torno, 747-0518.
The second tour, The Road to Santiago, May 1227, will be a journey by private motor coach along the medieval pilgrimage route from Paris, France, to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. For information, call Leslie Stainton, 747-2063.
Giving a paper at an international conference?
Increased funding from the International Institute is permitting larger grants to Rackham doctoral students delivering papers at international conferences, effective Nov. 1. The maximum award for Africa, Asia, South America and Australia is $600.
International Institute Travel Grants supplement the Rackham Travel Grant program. Applicants must be in a Rackham doctoral program as pre-candidates or candidates and must be giving oral presentations.
Toys for Tots collection runs through Dec. 18
Money and new toy and money donations to Toys for Tots will be accepted at the North Campus Housing Community Center and North Hall (ROTC Bldg.) through Dec. 18. Checks and money orders should be made payable to Midshipman Bn or Toys for Tots SEM.
The drive is sponsored locally by the Marines and midshipmen of the U-M NROTC Unit and supported by the Residents Council.
Presenting: Mozarts Requiem
Mozarts Requiem will be the centerpiece of a free concert by the University Orchestras and Chamber Choir at 8 p.m. Tues. (Dec. 13) in Hill Auditorium. Choir director Theodore Morrison is having the group sing the German pronunciation of the Latin. The program also includes two pieces based on the legend of Don Juan.
Apply now for faculty research awards
The Center for International Business Education announces its annual competition for awards of up to $10,000 to support faculty research in international business. Competition is open to full-time faculty in all schools, departments and campuses of the U-M who have a regular academic appointment.
Application deadline is Dec. 23. For information, call Brad Farnsworth, 936-3917.
Plant Building Services on call for emergencies
Plant Building Services will close at 8 p.m Dec. 23Jan. 3. Limited services will be provided Dec. 2730 for those buildings remaining open for special functions or where a large number of staff or students remain at work or study. Limited services include restroom cleaning and restocking, corridor cleaning and trash removal.
Emergency services will be available throughout the holiday period. Requests should be channeled through the Department of Public Safety, 763-1131.
Henry Ford Estate gears up for the holidays
The Henry Ford Estate has scheduled a variety of events during the holiday season, including guided tours of the estate at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Mon.Sat. and 14 p.m. Sun. through Jan. 2. The historic landmark on the U-M-Dearborn campus is closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
Holiday luncheon concerts are scheduled 11:45 a.m.1:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and Dec. 16. Visitors will enjoy classical and traditional holiday music. Admission is $17.
Santas Workshop is 56 p.m. Dec. 16 and 9 a.m.noon Dec. 17. The workshop begins at the Visitor Center. Admission is $5.
The Candles and Carols Dinner is set for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Admission to the gourmet dinner is $35.
The Candlelight Tour and Buffet will be held Dec. 2628. The buffet ($18) is served 5:307:45 p.m. and tours ($7) are 68 p.m.
Reservations are required for all events except the guided historic tours. For information, call 593-5590.
Benefits Office plans closings
The Benefits Office will close at 2 p.m. Thurs. (Dec. 15) and 11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. Dec. 21.
Santa will glide into Yost Arena
Yost Arenas Skate with Santa will be held 23:50 p.m. Sun. (Dec. 18). Additional holiday skating times are scheduled 23:50 p.m. Dec. 2730 and 12:50 p.m. Jan. 36.
Yost is hosting its fifth annual High School Holiday Hockey Tournament Wed.Sun. (Dec. 1418). Teams include Ann Arbor Pioneer and Huron, Dexter, Jackson Lumen-Christi, Livonia-Churchill and South Lyon. For tournament game times, call 764-4600.
Financial Operations schedules closures
The Central Campus Cashiers Office in the LS&A Bldg. will close 25 p.m. Tues. (Dec. 13).
All Financial Operations Offices, including Student Financial Operations and the Central Campus Cashiers Office, will close 1:305 p.m. Thurs. (Dec. 15).
Student Financial Operations will also close 2:305 p.m. Fri. (Dec. 16).
For information, call 764-7214.
Register now for Adult Lifestyle Program classes
The Division of Kinesiologys Adult Lifestyle Program is accepting registrations for winter term classes scheduled Jan. 9April 15. Classes include different styles of aerobics, toning and weight training, swimming, scuba, ballroom dance, Tae Kwon Do and volleyball.
Register in Room 3050, Central Campus Recreation Bldg., 7:30 a.m.4 p.m. weekdays. For information or to receive a mail-in brochure, call 764-1342.