The University Record, August 19, 1998


Next issue is Sept. 9

The next Record will be published Sept. 9. The deadline for Calendar and Briefings is 5 p.m. Sept. 2.

1998-1999 Publication Schedule

1998: Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30; Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25; Dec. 9, 16. 1999: Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 12, 26, June 9, 23, July 7, 21, Aug. 18.


Regents' meeting now Sept. 16-17

The meeting of the Board of Regents has been changed to Sept. 16-17. The Sept. 16 meeting will begin with public comments at 4 p.m. On Sept. 17, the meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will continue until all business has been considered. There will be no meeting Sept. 18.

The deadline for signing up for public comments is 4 p.m. Sept. 15. To do so, send e-mail to: or fill out a form on the Regents' Web site at For more information about the meeting, call 764-3883.


Housing Bureau for Seniors has new location

The Health System's Housing Bureau for Seniors now is located in the Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd., Suite C, Traverwood Business Park. The new phone number is 998-9339.

Housing Bureau services include information and counseling on housing options for seniors, property tax foreclosure prevention, and HomeShare-a program through which seniors remain in their homes by sharing them with another person. Services are available to all residents of Washtenaw County.


FASAP has moved

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) has moved to 2076 Administrative Services Bldg., 1009 Greene St., Ann Arbor, 48109-1432.


Nuclear reactor operations suspended for four weeks

During the four-week period beginning Sept. 8, the operations at the Ford Nuclear Reactor and operation of the Cobalt-60 Irradiator will be suspended while the staff holds a retreat, according to Frederick C. Neidhardt, vice president for research.

New dial-in number activated

The Information Technology Division (ITD) has upgraded and expanded its dial-in service in Ann Arbor. With the expansion comes a change in local dial-in access numbers.

U-M users who have been dialing in to 998-1300, 213-3720, or 213-7970 (the two old MichNet dial-in modem pools and the old U-M private pool, respectively) should change to the new number-(734) 489-2222-as soon as possible. The number of lines on all three older pools has already been drastically reduced, and the older pools will be deactivated by Sept. 30.

The new number provides local Ann Arbor access for U-M users exclusively. Merit Network Inc., the operator of the MichNet network, now provides a separate new Ann Arbor number for other (non-U-M) MichNet users.

The new, all-digital service provides much greater capacity and supports "56K" technology-currently using the K56flex protocol, with plans to upgrade to the new v.90 standard before the end of August. Once v.90 is fully supported, users with v.90 (56 Kbps) modems may see connect speeds up to 53 Kbps for downloads and up to 33.6 for uploads. (Over most telephone lines, however, actual speeds are usually lower.) By late fall, the new pool also will support multi-link (two-channel) ISDN connections.

Check the ITCom Dial-In Web page ( for the most up-to-date information about the new service.


United Way Campaign kickoff is Sept. 10

The Washtenaw United Way will kick off its appeal for contributions with the fourth annual Day of Caring Sept. 10. The Day of Caring is an opportunity for people to volunteer at agency offices or facilities doing community service projects like painting, office support or general yard activities. U-M employees who want to join more than 600 other community volunteers should contact Susan Fielder by sending e-mail to or by phone at 763-3109.


Fulbright grant applications due Sept. 28

The 1999-2000 competition for Fulbright and related grants has been announced by the United States Information Agency (USIA), the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the Institute of International Education (IIE). Applications for graduate study abroad in academic fields and for professional training in the creative and performing arts will be accepted through Sept. 28. Full grants provide round-trip international travel, maintenance for the tenure of the award, a research allowance and tuition waivers, if applicable. All grants include supplemental health and accident insurance.

Interested applicants must be U.S. citizens and hold a bachelor's degree. Candidates in medicine must have a medical degree and creative and performing artists must have four years of relevant study. Informational workshops will be held at 3 p.m. Sept. 8 and 5 p.m. Sept. 9 at the International Institute. For additional information, contact Kirsten Willis, the Fulbright Program adviser, 763-3297 (, or check the International Institute's Web page (


LIR lecture series begins Sept. 8

Ralph G. Williams, professor of English and director of Studies in Religion, will begin the Learning in Retirement (LIR) program's Distinguished Lecturer Series at 10 a.m. Sept. 8 with "The Intellectual and Emotional Maturing of the Artist as Exemplified by Shakespeare and Michelangelo." The series, sponsored by the Geriatrics Center's Turner Clinic, will consist of nine lectures held monthly in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. The series cost is $30 for LIR members, $35 for non-members. For more information, call 998-9353.