The University Record, June 10, 1998

Briefings

SAPAC and UROP move to Hamilton Square

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) and the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) have moved from their offices in the West Quadrangle annex to Hamilton Square Bldg., 715 North University. Their campus zip code is now 1611. For more information, call SAPAC, 763-5865, or UROP, 647-2768.

 

Reimbursement deadlines are June 10, June 18

To ensure reimbursement in your June paycheck, reimbursement account(s) claims must be submitted by today (June 10) for those paid biweekly and June 18 for those paid monthly. Drop off or mail forms to the Main Campus Benefits Office, Wolverine Tower-Low Rise G-405, 303 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Due dates also appear on the Benefits Office Web site: http://www.umich.edu/~benefits. Questions? Call 763-1214.

 

Peace Corps info session is June 17

The Peace Corps currently is seeking applicants ages 18 and over for positions in agriculture, the environment, skilled trades, business education and health. Those interested should attend an information session 7 p.m. June 17 in Room 9, International Center, or send e-mail to the Peace Corps campus representative at Peace.Corps@umich.edu. For more information on the Peace Corps, visit the Web at http://www.peacecorps.gov.

 

Reminder: Permanent change to area code 734 starts July 25

Last December, Ann Arbor began its transition to a new telephone area code, 734. Since then, callers dialing Ann Arbor numbers as long distance calls have been able to reach their desired numbers by dialing either the 734 or the 313 area code. Beginning July 25, callers will no longer be able to reach Ann Arbor phone numbers using 313.

Campus units should be sure to change their stationary, business cards, internal documents, directories, advertising (including yellow page listings), Web sites and anything else that lists the 313 area code. Software and equipment that records phone numbers, such as fax machines and modems, may also need to be changed.

ITD personnel are scheduled to upgrade the U-M's telephone switch to complete the local technical aspects of the transition on June 25. This change should not affect U-M's telephone service, but anyone who has any problems immediately following this upgrade should contact Repair, 647-8888, immediately. Questions? Send e-mail to new_area_code@umich.edu.

 

Regents' meeting is June 18-19

This month's Regents' Meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. June 18 and at 9:30 a.m. June 19 at the Public Museum of Grand Rapids. Public comments will be at 4 p.m. June 18. Those wishing to make public comments can sign up through the Web at http://www.umich.edu/~regents, by sending e-mail to public.comments@umich.edu or by calling 936-2255. Requests must be received by 4 p.m. June 17.

Agenda items include the 1998-99 Fee Assessment for Michigan Student Assembly, Student Legal Services and School/College Governments and discussion of the 1998-99 University Health Service fee. There also will be brief reports on the Grand Haven Project and academic programs in West Michigan.

For more information, call Nancy Asin, 764-3883.

 

Free computer security service available

Five U-M units have joined forces to make Internet Security Scanning (ISS), an information technology security service, available at no charge to campus units. Funding for the software site license and the scanning services is being provided by Risk Management, Audits, Department of Public Safety, Medical Center Information Technology and the Information Technology Division.

ISS scans computer systems, identifies vulnerabilities and reports fixes that need to be made. The service helps system administrators identify security holes and provides specific information about the nature of each vulnerability, the seriousness of the risk and specific actions that can be taken to reduce the risk. Administrators can then focus on specific tasks and improve security of their systems more efficiently.

Deans, directors, department heads and system administrators were notified of the service in late May and encouraged to use it during the summer.

For more information, contact the ISS administration team at 647-7736 or issadmins@umich.edu or contact Virginia Rezmierski at 647-4274 or ver@umich.edu.

 

Recreational Sports has temporary employment opportunities

The Department of Recreational Sports is hiring for summer. Lifeguards, entrance monitors, equipment room attendants, building crew and others are needed for the Central Campus Recreation Bldg., North Campus Recreation Bldg. and the Intramural Sports Bldg. Lifeguards are paid $7 per hour. All other jobs range from $5.15 to $5.50 per hour. For more information, call 936-0617 or send e-mail to ldm@umich.edu.

 

Annual Peony Party is June 14

Thanks to El Nino's unusually warm early spring, the more than 700 peony plants at Nichols Arboretum already are blooming. There will, however, still be blossoms at the annual Peony Party to be held 2-5 p.m. Sun. (June 14).

Buckets of stems with buds are being cut and held in cold storage at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The blooms will be displayed at the party in vases positioned among other plants.

This year's celebration will commemorate the 1927 opening of the Gardens. There will be activities and entertainment geared toward a 1920s art deco theme, and Art Ventures will provide the "Art Tent," featuring activities for children. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about peonies and other garden varieties, and the Arboretum's docents will be available to help guests.

The event is free and open to the public. Guests should use the Washington Heights entrance.

 

Turner seeks Japanese interpreters

Turner Learning Programs is seeking Japanese interpreters who could work for a minimum of three hours during the Seventh Annual U.S.-Japan Training Institute in Geriatric Care, Aug. 9-23. Institute participants are health professionals working with older people in Japan.

Interested candidates should fax their resumes to Mariko Foulk or Miyuki Yamakido, 936-4120. For more information, call them at 764-2556.

 

Humorist speaking at Cancer Survivors' Day Celebration June 14

Award-winning writer and cancer survivor Joe Kogel will perform "Life and Depth" at the Comprehensive Cancer Center's Survivors' Day celebration, 1-4 p.m. Sun. (June 14) at Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Drive.

Attendees can enjoy food demonstrations by Cancer Center nutritionist Martha DeRoeck, line dancing, complimentary massages, physician caricatures and a book sale. Survivors' Day is free and open to the public. For registration or more information, call Cancer AnswerLine, (800) 865-1125, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri.

 

Registration under way for summer Camp Explorations!

Registration is under way for Camp Explorations!, the Exhibit Museum's week-long day-camp for children ages 5-10. Each one-week session takes kids back in time, lets them blast off into space, travel around the world and discover natural wonders. Each session includes a trip to the planetarium, science experiments, art projects and hands-on fun. Children also will take field trips to the Botanical Gardens, Museum of Art and the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. Students should bring their own bag lunches to eat outdoors at the Nichols Arboretum.

Camp sessions are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mon.-Fri., as follows:

Session 1: June 29-July 2 (4 days, ages 5 and 6)

Session 2: July 6-10 (ages 5 and 6)

Session 3: July 20-24 (ages 7 and 8)

Session 4: July 27-31 (ages 7 and 8)

Session 5: Aug. 3-7 (ages 9 and 10)

Fees are $120 for members, $150 for non-members. For more information, call 647-6241.

 

Silverman Research Conference is today

The Ninth Annual Silverman Research Conference begins at 8:30 a.m. today (June 10) in Dow Auditorium, Towsley Center. The conference will start with a poster session, followed by opening remarks at 10 a.m. by John F. Greden, the Rachel Upjohn Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences and chair of the Department of Psychiatry.

Greden's remarks will be followed by faculty presentations on new techniques to screen for and intervene with hazardous drinkers, factors contributing to stability and change in diagnosis over time in adult alcoholism, the evidence for interaction of neuropeptides systems involved in the modulation of stress response in rats bred to be high alcohol consumers, current ideas about the function and regulation of monoamine transporters, and altered transporter function in alcoholism.

At 11:10 a.m., Cindy L. Ehlers, associate member, Department of Neuropharmocology at the Scripps Research Institute, will deliver an address titled, "Understanding Firewater: Risk Factors for Alcoholism in Native Americans."

The free, public conference is sponsored by the Medical School. To register or for more information, call 763-9629.

 

Join a vanpool

Regular and temporary employees from the Brighton, Clinton, Grass Lake and Jackson areas may join a U-M Vanpool and ride to work with others from their town in a 15-passenger van for a monthly fee of $65 by payroll deduction. For more information, call Transportation Services, 764-3429 or visit the Web at http://www.transportation.umich.edu.

 

Breast cancer support group meets today

The monthly support group for women breast cancer survivors will meet noon-1:30 p.m. today (June 10) in Conference Room 180, Floor B1, Comprehensive Cancer Center. No registration is required. For more information, call 764-3115 or 763-3034.

 

Reception honoring Goldenberg is June 24

A reception honoring Dean Edie N. Goldenberg will be held 3-5 p.m. June 24 at the Museum of Art. The program begins at 4 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend. For more information, call the LS&A Development Office, 998-6255.

 

Building multiculturalism institute is June 21-24

The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching and the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education will present its summer institute, "Building Multiculturalism into Faculty Development," June 21-24.

The institute will provide new strategies for integrating multiculturalism into instructional development practices. Activities include sessions with instructional development specialists, workshop sessions aimed at skill development and intensive small group sessions.

The registration fee is $500. For registration information, contact Conferences Management Services, 764-5297. For information about program content, contact Diana Kardia, 647-6797.

 

Participate in diversity theme semester

The Dialogues on Diversity program and LS&A are co-sponsoring a winter 1999 theme semester, titled "Diversity: Theories and Practices." The semester, highlighted by a lecture series, intends to draw the University community into new directions in the exploration of the concept of diversity. Courses addressing the theories and practices of diversity will be offered in LS&A as well as other schools and colleges. There also will be a film series, a student conference and a theater production.

Those interested in teaching or developing a course for the theme semester should call Pat McCune, 647-2655. For more information, visit the Web at http://www.rackham.umich.edu/Diversity/homepage.htm.

 

Central Power Plant replacing fuel tanks

The U-M is replacing 19 back-up fuel tanks at the Central Power Plant with 12 new, state-of-the-art, double-walled tanks with leak detection capability, according to Greg Metz, manager of the Central Power Plant.

The project, which began in April and will continue through the fall, will not affect operations. The sidewalk between the Central Power Plant and the Power Center for the Performing Arts will be closed during the project and foot traffic will be diverted to the north side of East Huron Street. When the new tanks are brought in, one eastbound lane of East Huron Street will be closed for intermittent periods. Questions about the tank removal project can be directed to Metz, 763-4044.

 

Experience 'An Afternoon with Ira Glass'

Michigan Radio will host "An Afternoon with Ira Glass" at 2 p.m. Sun. (June 14) at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. The venue is a change from the original announcement of the Power Center.

Ira Glass is the host of "This American Life," the public radio program that has been characterized by the New York Times as "an elastic concoction of true stories, audio art, monologues, fiction and found recordings." Glass will explain his personal vision for the Peabody Award-winning show and demonstrate how it is produced. "This American Life" airs on Michigan Radio at 1 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. The hour-long program is produced in Chicago at WBEZ-FM.

Glass's presentation will be followed by a jazz reception in the theater lobby featuring The Randy Napoleon Trio. Tickets are $15 for Michigan Radio members and $20 for the general public. Admission to the reception is included in the ticket price.

Tickets may be purchased by calling Michigan Radio, 764-9210, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Tickets also will be available at the door at 1 p.m. June 14.