The University Record, August 13, 1997


Special Collections temporarily closed

The Special Collections Library will be closed Aug. 18-23 for the installation of new carpet. It will reopen on Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. Questions may be directed to the library at 764-9377 or special.collections@


Minimum wage increases

The minimum wage change from $4.75 to $5.15 will take effect for University employees with the pay period beginning Aug. 24. No action need be taken by employees as the wage change will be automatically implemented. The first paydate with the new rate will be Sept. 12. Call Payroll, 764-8250, with any questions.


Next Record Sept. 3

The next Record will be published Sept. 3. Deadline for Calendar and Briefings items is 5 p.m. Aug. 26.


Blood drive takes place Aug. 22

Plant Building Services and Plant Operations will host a Red Cross blood drive from 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. on Fri., Aug. 22. Interested donors should come to 1110 East Huron St.


Mac OS 8.0 released to campus users

Mac OS 8.0, the newest Macintosh operating system released by Apple, is available to faculty, staff and students through ITD's Software Distribution Directory. The new system features a number of user interface and performance enhancements that will improve productivity.

Although Mac OS 8 licenses are being offered at no charge, this does not preclude charging for for future releases of this OS or of Apple's next-generation operating system, code-named Rhapsody.

There is a minimal charge of $16 for the ITD CD-ROM version which is available at U-M Computer Showcase or M-Stores.

For more information, access the ITD Website at


North Campus Financial Aid Office opens

The Office of Financial Aid North Campus Satellite Office is now open at 1212 Pierpont Commons. Offering a full range of services including financial aid advising and application material drop-off and pick-up, the office is open 9 a.m.-noon. and 1-3 p.m. Mon.-Wed. and Fri., and 1-5 p.m. Thur. For more information, call the Office of Financial Aid, 763-6600, or send e-mail to


Turner offers 'Learning in Retirement' program

Turner Geriatric Services will present Matt Heumann, Washtenaw County naturalist, at 10 a.m. on Aug. 26 at the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. Heumann will speak about the flora and fauna of Scotland. The program is part of Turner's Learning in Retirement program for people age 55 or older. For more information, call 764-2556.


New Faculty Orientation planned for Aug. 25

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) will sponsor a Faculty Orientation Program for new faculty on Aug. 25 in the Michigan League Ballroom. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will include presentations by several University administrators and faculty members, case study discussions of teaching issues, and luncheon addresses by President Lee C. Bollinger and incoming Provost Nancy E. Cantor. Representatives from various U-M offices will also be available to provide materials and answer questions. For additional information, call CRLT, 763-0159.


United Way Campaign planning begins

University volunteers interested in this year's United Way Campaign are encouraged to attend one of three Agency Fair/Training Sessions/Brown Bag Lunches. The sessions will be held Aug. 20, 26 and 27, with the Agency Fair set for 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and the Training Session from noon-1 pm. On Aug. 20, the Fair will be in the F.X.B. atrium and the training session at Boeing Auditorium on North Campus. On the 26th, the Fair will be in the Chemistry Bldg. atrium and the training session in Room 1800. On the 27th, the Fair will be in the lobby of the Wolverine Tower and the training session in the Amphitheatre. United Way representatives will be on hand to answer questions. The 1997 United Way Campaign formally kicks off Sept. 22. For more information, call 763-5554 or send e-mail to


Herb Fest '97 arrives Aug. 23

On Aug. 23, the Matthaei Botanical Gardens presents Herb Fest '97, a day-long event consisting of lectures, demonstrations and seminars on growing, harvesting and using herbs. The cost is $15 per person, $12.50 for members of the Botanical Gardens. Included in the fee is a special lunch prepared especially for Herb Fest '97 by Whole Foods Market. Advance pre-paid registration is required. Participants may register in person at the Gardens or call 998-7061 for more information.


HRD catalog available

The 1997-98 Human Resource Development (HRD) catalog, more comprehensive than last year's, is now available. Programs and courses are listed topically to help staff plan professional development in specific areas. Included are training opportunities and related services available from other U-M units, 11 new courses, a Telecommuting Mini-Conference developed in response to growing interest in working effectively outside a traditional office, and Foundations of Supervision-a widely acclaimed program designed to meet the changing needs of supervisors and managers.

To receive a copy, call 764-7410. Programs, courses and services also are on the HRD Web site:


University collaborates with community at African-American Health Summit

The Medical Center, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and the Washtenaw County Task Force on African American Health come together to present the first African American Health Summit at the Ypsilanti Marriott, Thurs.-Sun. (Aug. 14-17). In addition to keynote speaker Louis Sullivan, president of the Morehouse School of Medicine and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the conference features seminars on a variety of African American health issues.

Jon Onye Lockard, adjunct lecturer at the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, produced "Ancestral Ties," the artwork used for the cover of the Summit program.

For registration and information, call 764-3124.


Registration for fall U-Move classes under way

Those interested may now register for U-Move, U-M's adult activity and fitness program, in Room 3050 CCRB from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Individuals also may sign up after hours through the office drop box or by mail. For more information, call 764-1342 or send e-mail to


Deadline approaches for NEH stipends

The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies is currently considering applications for nomination to the NEH Summer Stipend Competition. Stipends are $4,000, but may be increased to $7,000 should the applicant also be awarded a Rackham fellowship. Applications are available in Room 1004 Rackham Bldg. For more information, call 764-8221, or contact hrtesec@rackham. Deadline for summer 1998 funding is Aug. 29.


Welcome to Michigan '97 seeks volunteers

Organizers of the Welcome to Michigan '97 program are currently looking for faculty and staff volunteers for teams of "Welcome Wagons" that will be stationed in various residence halls during student move-in. Welcome Wagons will operate 10 a.m.-2 p.m Aug. 30 and 31. Volunteers, scheduled in two- hour shifts, will greet students and answer general questions about the University. For more information, contact Karen Lareau or Dave Treat, 764-5132, or send e-mail to by Aug. 20.


ITD institutes single repair number

ITD has established a single phone line for University customers seeking repairs to their telephone, data and video services. Customers can now call (313) 647-8888 to report their needs. Calls to the old phone numbers will automatically be forwarded to the new number through 1997.


Redman to head trials at Cancer Center

Bruce G. Redman has been appointed associate professor of internal medicine and director of the clinical trials program at the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Redman is a leading expert in prostate cancer and renal cell carcinoma and melanoma, having served previously as the director of genitourinary oncology program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit.

At the U-M, he will be active in the gene therapy and tumor immunology programs, and lead one of the Cancer Center's six clinical teams, overseeing patient care activities in the breast, head and neck, sarcoma and melanoma clinics.


McLaughlin appointed interim provost at U-M-Flint

Renate McLaughlin has been named interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at U-M-Flint. McLaughlin, a mathematics professor at UM-Flint since 1968, earned her Vordiplom in Mathematik from the Universität, Münster, Germany and her master's and doctorate from the University of Michigan. McLaughlin's appointment fills the position vacated by Robert Desmond, who resigned earlier this year.


Nature Trail tour scheduled

The Matthaei Botanical Gardens offer a free docent-guided tour of the nature trails at 10 a.m. Aug. 24. Those interested should sign in with the front lobby receptionist prior to the tour. The Gardens are located at 1800 North Dixboro Road. For more information, call Liz Elling, 998-7061.