The University Record, June 24, 1998
Keep your records up to date
Faculty and staff are reminded that it is important to keep current the information maintained by Records and Information Services (RIS) as well as the information that appears in the online X.500 directory.
Updating information in both locations can be done by sending correct information to Human Resource Records and Information Services, 4073 Wolverine Tower 1281, or Medical Center Human Resources, 300 NIB 8B02 0418. The new information becomes part of the RIS database, which is automatically downloaded into the X.500 each month, with online records updated automatically as appropriate.
You can update X.500 information yourself, but the changes do not "flow back" to central databases. Consequently, data used by RIS, Payroll and other offices is not current when you directly update the X.500.
Personal information as noted below can be changed using a single-page form-Address/Personal Data Form-available from your department:
Personal information, including name, degree earned, visa status.
Home address, to which your W-2 is mailed.
Pay stub address, if your paycheck is directly deposited to your bank account.
Campus address, which appears in the University Directory and to which campus mail is sent.
Secondary campus address, which should also appear in the Directory.
OSEH takes steps to prevent pollution
The University, through the Department of Occupational Safety and Environmental Health (OSEH), is actively working on developing programs aimed at pollution prevention (P2) and waste minimization. Activities undertaken by OSEH in recent months include the reduction of mixed-waste generation at the source, a reduction of the volume of ethidium bromide disposed as a liquid waste and the substitution of less hazardous substances for hazardous materials.
Information about these and other OSEH initiatives in pollution prevention and waste reduction is available online http://www.p2000.umich.edu). A compilation of the numerous P2 initiatives implemented on the Ann Arbor campus can be found in the OSEH P2 manual, P2000: Pollution Prevention Programs at the University of Michigan, on the OSEH Web site. It is designed to facilitate the exchange of P2 ideas among members of the U-M community and with other institutions involved in similar types of research and teaching activities. It is a dynamic tool that will change as new P2 projects are implemented throughout the U-M.
Updates of existing sections and new P2 activities will be distributed via the OSEH and Pollution Prevention home pages. For additional information, call Andrew Berki or Timothy Cullen, 763-4568.
Seven Mondays at Seven carillon series starts June 29
Seven Mondays at Seven, the annual summer carillon recital series sponsored by Jim and Millie Irwin, will commence at 7 p.m. June 29 at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Tower on North Campus. The series will continue for six consecutive Mondays with each program featuring both original music for carillon and familiar works written for other instruments. All recitals are performed on the carillon, consisting of 60 bells ranging in weight from 20 pounds to six tons.
For the first time there also will be a video monitor on the ground so listeners can watch the performers as they play. Following the recitals, visitors will be able to tour the bell chambers and playing room. Programs will be available for each recital. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and maybe even a picnic dinner.
Updated Retirement Planning Kit available
The Benefits Office has a recently updated Retirement Planning Kit available for all faculty and staff. The kit is recommended for anyone who is within five years of retirement. It includes information helpful for retirement planning. To request a kit, call the Benefits Office, 763-1217, and allow 10 business days for mailing.
Development unit has new name
The Development Office of Trusts and Bequests has changed its name to the Office of Planned Giving. The new name better represents the scope of the office's role in serving University alumni and supporters who wish to make gifts to various University programs through their wills or via life income agreements. For more information, call Catherine Carlson, 647-6085.
Molin's retirement celebration is July 8
The U-M and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will host a reception honoring Keith E. Molin, former senior associate athletic director, for his 19 years of service and dedication to the University 3-5 p.m. July 8. The celebration will be held at the Schembechler Commons and is open to faculty, staff, students and friends of Molin. RSVP by July 1 to Sue Vershum, 936-4789.
Medical Campus site of pilot chemical redistribution project
A chemical redistribution pilot project developed by the Department of Occupational Safety and Environmental Health (OSEH) has been implemented throughout the Medical Campus on a trial basis. This project is one of several ongoing efforts designed to encourage pollution prevention and environmental stewardship on the Ann Arbor campus.
Through the project, excess, unopened chemicals are re-distributed to researchers and other laboratory personnel at no cost. If successful, it may be expanded to include other portions of the University.
Designed to reduce costs of chemical procurement and disposal, the project covers hundreds of laboratories located in 18 buildings on the Medical Campus. The central dispensary and physical inventory of chemicals is located at OSEH's Medical Science Research Building (MSRB) III area.
Information on OSEH's Chemical Redistribution Program is available on OSEH's pollution prevention home page (http://www.p2000/umich.edu).
Questions? Call Andrew Berki or Timothy Cullen, 763-4568.
Think Fast! receives Seal of Excellence
Think Fast!, the Alumni Association's lecture series on breaking news as seen through the eyes of U-M experts, was awarded the 1998 Seal of Excellence by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Think Fast! is administered by Andrew Shaindlin, director of alumni education, and Joel Berger, manager of alumni education. CASE, based in Washington, D.C., recognizes outstanding alumni programs.
WCTF membership drive under way
The Women of Color Task Force's (WCTF) membership drive will continue through July 31. Established in 1979, WCTF is an organization of women who volunteer to address the specific needs and meet the special concerns of women staff, and is seeking new members to help with its tasks and goals. Those interested in joining should contact WCTF by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org; phone, 763-0235; or fax, 763-2891.
Project listed in Environmental Success Index
The "Renewable Energy Conservation Account" at the Utilities and Maintenance Services department will appear in Renew America's 1998 Environmental Success Index. Renew America and the National Awards Council for Environmental Sustainability awarded the program a Certificate of Environmental Achievement, the criterion for inclusion in the Index.
The energy conservation project, begun in 1987, provides funding for improvements that reduce energy costs in U-M buildings. As of July 1997, the program had created a documented energy savings of $10.3 million and 3.2 trillion BTUs of avoided energy use.
Summer wildflowers on view at Gardens
The Matthaei Botanical Gardens are in full bloom! "A Summer Flower Show" tour of the conservatory will be given at 10:30 a.m. Sundays July 5, 12, 19 and 26. There also will be a trail tour featuring summer wildflowers, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12 that will meet at the front of the reception desk in the lobby of the Gardens.
Conservatory admission is $2 for adults, $1 for students (K-12) and free for preschool children. Members of Matthaei and U-M students also receive free admission. There is no cost for the outdoor nature trail tour. For more information, call Liz Elling, 998-7061.
Gardens offers July workshops
The Matthaei Botanical Gardens is offering a variety of adult workshops during July. For more information on any of the classes listed below or to register, call 998-7061. Gardens members receive a 10 percent discount. The July workshops are:
Great Explanations: David Michener, assistant curator, will lead the group through a look at other cultures' descriptions of plants and participants will be able to take a closer look at plants through compound microscopes. This class meets 7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, July 9, 16 and 23. The cost is $40.
Ferns: Warren Wagner, professor emeritus of botany, will explore ferns, club mosses and horsetails 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, July 11, 18 and 25. Participants should wear durable old shoes. The cost is $125.
Wetlands: Brian J. Klatt, associate director, will conduct this class on the importance, function and diversity of wetlands. Lectures and hikes will combine classroom and hands-on knowledge. The class will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, July 11 and 18. The cost is $60.
Gardening Afield: Liz Elling, visitor programs coordinator, will lead participants on a tours of private gardens and show how to create a dream garden. The tours will be held 1-4 p.m. Sundays, July 12, 19 and 26. The cost is $65.
Basic Survival Skills offered July 11
The Environmental Learning Fund will bring the workshop "Basic Survival Skills" to the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 11. Jim Miller, outdoorsman and writer, will explore primitive techniques that were once an everyday necessity, from birch bark baskets to bowls fashioned from wood. The cost is $10 and students with valid ID will be admitted free. For more information, call Serena Schwartz-Larson, 998-7061, ext. 31, or send e-mail to email@example.com.
The Art of Mentoring offered July 27-31
Tracker and naturalist Jon Young will lead "The Art of Mentoring," an Environmental Learning Fund workshop at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The workshop, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 27-31 will include techniques to raise students' curiosity and entice them into active learning. The $50 workshop is open to anyone interested in the education process. To register, call the Gardens at 998-7061. For more information, call Serena Schwartz-Larson, 998-7061, ext. 31, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information resources workshops offered
The Graduate Library is offering workshops for faculty this summer on many useful information resources. To register, call Julie Adhhoch, 763-1539, or send e-mail to email@example.com. July's workshops are:
Putting the World Back in World Wide Web--a workshop on mapping and geographic resources on the Internet, 1-3 p.m. July 7.
Mental Health Resources on the Web, 9-11 a.m. July 15.
FirstSearch for Humanitists, 10 a.m.-noon July 17.
Using Online Texts to Enrich Instruction, 3-5 p.m. July 20.
Throw Away Your Card Files: Getting Started with EndNote and ProCite Bibliographic Management Software, 3-5 p.m. July 30.
Exhibit commemorates centennial of Phillipines-U.S. relations
"Thinking of 100 Years: Historical Notes From Filipino Americans in Ann Arbor" will be at the Ann Arbor District Library on S. Fifth Ave. July 11-31. The exhibit, celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence from Spain, will feature original objects of historical and cultural value that reflect how individuals from the local community can think about a hundred years of history.
There will be an opening program 2-4 p.m. July 11 at the District Library's multi-purpose room that will launch a series of Saturday afternoon lectures. The Centennial exhibit, opening program and lecture series are sponsored by the U-M Philippine Study Group (PSG), the U-M Filipino American Students Association, the Philippine Michigan Club of Ann Arbor and the District Library. For more information, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the PSG's Web site at http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/csseas.
Festival Youth Arts Showcase is June 28
The Festival Youth Arts Showcase of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival will be held at 7 p.m. Sun. (June 28) at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. The event features performances by the Boychoir of Ann Arbor, DEMI Dance Ensemble of Michigan, Community High 2 O'Clock Jazz Ensemble and the All City Players. Tickets, $20 for gold seating, $10 for adults and $5 for children, are available by calling 764-2538 or visiting the Burton Memorial Tower Box Office.
Organ featured in classical music series
Music for organ will be presented in a classical music series at 4 p.m. Sundays, June 28, July 5 and July 12 in the Blanche Anderson Moore Hall of the School of Music. The concerts will be performed on a baroque-style organ, the Marilyn Mason Organ. Tickets are $7 each or $23 for the series and are obtainable at the door.
The Marilyn Mason Organ is modeled after a composite of the best features of the medium-sized organs built by J.S. Bach's contemporary Gottfried Silbermann (1683-1753) and upon whose organs Bach often performed with high praise. This organ affords the U-M organ faculty and students with a baroque-style recital and teaching instrument which most authentically serves the monumental compositions of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries.