The University Record, December 17, 1997

Briefings

 

Next Record Jan. 14

The next issue of the Record will be published Jan. 14. Calendar and Briefings listings for that issue are due by 5 p.m. Jan. 7. Enjoy the holiday break!

 

Regents' meeting is Dec. 18-19

The Regents will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thurs. (Dec. 18) and 9:30 a.m. Fri. (Dec. 19) in the Regents' Room, Fleming Bldg. Agenda items include general remarks by President Lee C. Bollinger, a report on research and scholarly activities in 1997 and a report on housing occupancy. Public comments may be made at 4 p.m. Thurs. in the Regents' Room. For more information, call 764-3883.

 

SACUA, Senate Assembly set up electronic forum on campus diversity

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA) and the Senate Assembly have established a forum for faculty to make comments on campus diversity, affirmative action and the admissions lawsuit. All comments must be attributed, and those rece ived by Feb. 28 will be posted in their entirety on the Web at http://www.umich.edu/~sacua/comments.html. Staff and students who wish to comment need a faculty sponsor. If you do not have one, cont act the SACUA office, 764-0303. Documents may be sent to SACUA or the Senate Assembly via campus mail, 6048 Fleming Bldg. 1340, or via e-mail to senate.office@umich.edu. Inclusion on the Web page does not im ply SACUA endorsement.

 

U-M receives Truman Foundation award

In recognition of its exemplary participation in the Truman Scholarship Competition, the U-M has received the Truman Foundation Honor Institution Award. The University has had 18 recipients in the 21-year history of the scholarship program.

The Truman Scholarship awards up to 80 junior-level students from the United States $30,000 for upper-class and graduate studies. Students must have a strong record of community service and be committed to a career in government or other public outrea ch.

Applicants must prepare a detailed public policy analysis, addressed to a public official concerned with the policy. Students are screened and endorsed by their home institution and then interviewed by regional committees. A compulsory week-long lead ership conference is held in the summer for all recipients.

The award, bearing a likeness of former President Truman, will be mounted in the DeRoy Seminar Room in Angell Hall.

 

First phase of 'Making of America' ends

The Digital Library Initiative has finished the first phase of its Making of America project, which now includes more than 680,000 pages of books and journals from the latter part of the 19th century.

Notable features of the online system include:

 

Fully searchable text.

Browsable bibliographies for journal articles and monographs.

Periodicals have been subdivided into articles, with title and author information listed at the article level.

Future planned developments include:

Integration with the Making of America materials at Cornell University.

Incorporation of the digital conversion into the Library Preservation Department's "Brittle Books" program.

Enhancement of bibliographic information in monographs.

Collaboration with other institutions and funding agencies to support additions to the site.

Making of America can be found at http://www.umdl.umich.edu/moa/.

 

Dearborn, Center for Creative Studies to collaborate on courses, research

The U-M-Dearborn School of Engineering and Detroit's Center for Creative Studies (CCS) have signed an agreement to work together to enhance each other's curricula and research programs.

Dearborn's School of Engineering has been ranked among the top 20 undergraduate engineering programs in the country and CCS's Transportation Design Program is considered one of the top three of its kind in the world. It has long been one of the countr y's leading suppliers of design talent to the automotive industry.

"At CCS, we want to enhance the engineering knowledge of our industrial design students," says Richard L. Rogers, CCS president. "At the same time, our faculty can help U-M-Dearborn strengthen engineering students' understanding of design."

In addition to enhancing both institution's curriculum, faculty from the two schools will work together to seek industry support for advanced vehicle design and systems research. "We want our undergraduates to be exposed to concepts of industrial design so they are better equipped to deal with the design process when they begin their careers," explains Subrata M. Sengupta, dean of the School of Engineering. "And our faculty ca n teach engineering course modules to design students to help them become familiar with the thinking processes of engineers."

 

Stop smoking with M-Fit

M-Fit and the American Lung Association of Michigan are offering a seven-week group smoking cessation program. The class meets one evening per week for 1-1/2 hours. Introductory sessions will be 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 6 or Jan. 13 in the Health Education Reso urce Center at the East Ann Arbor Health Center at the corner of Plymouth and Earhart. Cost for the program is $65, and a $30 M-CARE discount is available. For more information, call Sharon Sheldon, 998-7641, or Lisa Schneider, 647-5645.

 

UROP accepting grant applications

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) is accepting applications for the General Electric (GE) Faculty for the Future Program and the Summer Biomedical Fellowship Program.

The GE program offers research opportunities and academic support services for undergraduates interested in pursuing graduate work in engineering, computer science, physics and chemistry. It is open to historically underrepresented minority students a nd women in the sciences who will have completed their first year by May 1998, but not graduate before December 1998.

GE Fellows receive $3,000-$4,000 to conduct 12-16 weeks of research with a faculty sponsor during one summer, funding to conduct research six-12 hours per week during the academic year, and funding for travel to one professional/research meeting or con ference to present their research.

Those interested should complete the pre-application available in Room W-110, West Quad Annex (UROP office), and submit it with an official copy of their transcript by Jan. 16.

The Summer Biomedical Fellowship Program, sponsored in cooperation with the Kellogg Foundation, gives undergraduates who are current or former members of UROP the opportunity to do traditional or community-based biomedical research. Fellows receive ap proximately $3,000 for 12 weeks of full-time research during the summer. Limited funding for housing is available to students with financial need.

Applications will be available after Jan. 7 in the UROP office.

For more information on both programs, call Angela Locks, 647-2768, or send e-mail to amlocks@umich.edu.

 

Gerald Ford Foundation awards 17 travel grants

The Gerald R. Ford Foundation awarded 17 travel grants for research in the presidential papers at the Ford Library on North Campus in 1997. The projects included U.S. intelligence policy and oversight, breast cancer in modern American culture, the admitt ance of Southeast Asian refugees and the cultural politics of "Federal Big Science."

The Ford Foundation has been awarding travel grants each spring and fall since 1983. For more information about the library's research collection, call 741-2218, send e-mail to library@fordlib.nara.gov, o r access the Web at http://www.lbjlib.utexas.edu/ford/library.

 

Coleman named to Flint post

Michael Coleman, former alumni/university relations manager for the Alumni Association, has been named manager of marketing for university relations at the U-M-Flint. Coleman worked on the Ann Arbor campus for nine years. During that time he also worked in the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Multicultural Affairs, developing Universitywide programs to involve the University with greater Detroit communities and programs for the U-M's annual Martin Luther King observance, which is officially r ecognized by the King family and the MLK Center for Nonviolent Social Change.

 

IM Sports taking ice hockey entries

The Intramural Sports Program will take entries for winter term ice hockey 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Intramural Sports Bldg. There is an entry fee of $375 per team. A mandatory manager's meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 in Cliff Keen Arena. Games begin Jan. 11 at Yost Ice Arena. For more information, call 763-3562.

 

Organogenesis research grants available

The Medical School Center for Organogenesis is accepting applications for the Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition. Established through the National Insitutes of Health's Organogenesis Training Grant, these fellowships provide two years o f support to Ph.D. students who have achieved candidacy and postdoctoral fellows (Ph.D. and/or M.D.) undertaking a research project in organogenesis. Projects must cross interdisciplinary lines and fit within the goals of the Center for Organogenesis. F or application materials call Michelle Shukait, 936-2499, or send e-mail to mshukait@umich.edu. For more information call Deborah Gumucio, 647-0172, or send e-mail to dgumucio@umich.edu. Applications are due Jan. 16. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Media and eating disorders is topic

The Women's Studies Program and the Department of Communication Studies will present "Mass Media and Eating Disorders, A Program of Research" at 3 p.m. Jan. 14 in Room 232D, West Hall. Kristen Harrison, assistant professor of communication studies and fa culty associate at the Institute for Social Research, will discuss the social psychological effects of mass media exposure on children and young adults. Harrison's research focuses on the relationship between media exposure and eating disorders in adoles cents and young adults. For more information, call 763-2047.

 

UCCF forming new groups for winter

The University Center for Child and Family (UCCF) is currently forming new groups for January and February. Groups include:

 

"Coping with Divorce" for children and teens.

"The Divorced Parents Workshop" for parents coping with divorce.

"Social Skills Groups" for children and teens.

"Fitting in/Stepping Out," a therapy group for teens.

"Finding Your Own Voice" for teenage girls.

The UCCF offers a range of mental health services for children and families in the community. University affiliation is not required for services. For more information, call 764-9466.

 

Passport/INS photos are available at Photo Services

Need an ID photo? Photo Services, U-M's own full-service custom photo lab and studio, offers a set of four passport/INS photos in color or black-and-white for $11.50. Student discounts are available.

The unit also offers competitive prices for custom lab photo developing, and three staff photographers are available for on-site event coverage. Other services include portrait sittings, studio photography and group pictures.

In addition, Photo Services maintains an extensive archive of campus and U-M event photos. These may be purchased for a nominal fee for any occasion, including use in departmental brochures and advertisements.

Photo Services is located in Room B543, LS&A Bldg. For more information, call 764-9217.