The University Record, July 6 , 1999


Regents’ meeting is one day, July 15

The Regents will hold a one-day meeting beginning at 9 a.m. July 15 in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Bldg. The meeting will break for lunch at noon and resume at 1:30 p.m. for public comments. Budget presentations will be made in the morning.

Breast Cancer Symposium is Aug. 14

The International Betty Ford Breast Cancer Symposium for the Patient is 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Aug. 14 at Rackham Auditorium. The free program, sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center, will feature breast cancer activist Susan Ford as its keynote speaker. Susan Ford is Betty Ford’s daughter. Other speakers will discuss prevention, nutrition, complementary and conventional therapies, and genetics. To register or for more information, call (800) 654-1772. Space is limited.


The Kellogg Eye Center has a new eye care Web site, Selected features on the site are Eye Care Conditions and Diseases, Clinic Services and Locations, Hot Topics and Events, Vision Research, Education and Training, and Support Kellogg. The site is designed with a low vision audience in mind using Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines.

Text options are available throughout the site, allowing one’s own browser to adjust for the best viewing potential. The site is low on graphics that command long load times, and high on small photos of the faculty, staff and constituents of the Eye Center.

Reimbursement claims deadline is July 20

To ensure reimbursement in a July paycheck, health care and/or dependent care reimbursement account(s) claims must be received by the Benefits Office by July 20 if paid bi-weekly or monthly. Forms may be dropped off or mailed to the Benefits Office, Room G405, Wolverine Tower-Low Rise 1278.

Forms and a list of due dates are available on the Web at and in the reimbursement accounts claims kit. For more information, contact the Benefits Office: Central Campus, 763-1214; Medical Campus, 764-6584; Flint Campus, (810) 766-6845; or Dearborn Campus, (313) 593-5192.

Gartner Group IT services available

Gartner Group information technology (IT) advisory services are now available to the University community on the Web at To log in, type in a uniqname and UMICH password.

Services available include:

  • Research and Advisory Service for Higher Education and Healthcare, analyses of trends and developments in a database format.

  • Datapro Information Services, evaluation of communication products, software and applications.

  • Gartner Flash Service, a weekly e-mail message on IT news.

    Other services available on a limited basis are inquiry services by phone or e-mail to Gartner analysts and regularly scheduled audioconferences.

    The University’s link to the Gartner Group is sponsored by the Information and Library Studies Library, Information Technology Division, Kresge Business Libraries, Medical Center Information Technology, Media Union Library and U-M-Dearborn’s Information Technology Services.

    For more information, visit the Web site, or send e-mail to or

    Move-In dates are Aug. 30–Sept. 2

    The Housing Information Office and the Office of New Student Programs have announced fall Move-In dates, Aug. 30–Sept. 2.

    Early Move-In for Markley Hall is Aug. 30. Move-In for first-year students is Aug. 31–Sept. 1. Returning students will move in Sept. 2. Welcome to Michigan will be held Sept. 2–6. For more information on Move-In, contact Dana Fair, 763-4104 or

    Matthaei fund-raiser is July 31

    “Matthaei By Moonlight,” a fund-raiser for the Matthaei Botanical Gardens’ Willow Pond bridge, will be 7 p.m.–midnight July 31. The event will be a progressive presentation of food, music and drink. Tickets are $150 per person. For more information, call Mike Hommel or Tena Achen, 998-7061.

    Library workshops available to faculty

    Workshops on the World Wide Web and computer application programs are available for faculty at the Faculty Exploratory, second floor, Graduate Library. For more information, visit the Web,, for a listing of classes. To register, contact Laurie Sutch, 647-7406 or

    July classes with dates and times are:

  • Managing Your Bibliographies with EndNote, 12:30–2:30 p.m. July 6;

  • Weaving Through the Web, 2–4 p.m. July 8;

  • Incorporating Interactivity into Your Web Site with Claris HomePage, 2–4 p.m. July 13;

  • Getting Creative with PowerPoint (PowerPoint Intermediate), 1–3 p.m. July 19.

    Matthaei has Sunday tours

    The Matthaei Botanical Gardens is holding Sunday tours this month. An outdoor tour, George Washington’s Favorite Trees and Shrubs, will be at 11 a.m. July 11. It highlights plants Washington encountered during his land surveying career, and how they have changed over time.

    An indoor tour, Global Foods, will be at 11 a.m. July 11, 18 and 25. Conservatory admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children in grades K-12.

    For more information, call Liz Elling, 998-7061.

    LS&A Faculty Meeting dates for 1999-00 announced

    The LS&A Faculty Meetings for fiscal year 1999–00, held at 4:10 p.m. in Auditorium B, Angell Hall, will be on Sept. 13, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Jan. 10, Feb. 7, March 6 and April 3.

    Matthaei’s children’s and adult workshops continue

    The Matthaei Botanical Gardens has summer courses for children and adults.

    For children:

  • Nature Crafts for Kids, ages 5–8, 1–3 p.m. July 26-30, $100.

  • Paper Making, all ages, 6–8 p.m. July 13, $8.

  • Tie Dye, all ages, 6–8 p.m. July 20, $8.

  • Pollination in Depth, ages 9–12, 9 a.m.–noon, July 19–23, $150.

    For adults:

  • Wednesday A.M. Hiker, Summer, 9 a.m.–noon, July 7 and 14, $55.

  • Bicycle Botany, 8 a.m.-noon, July 17, $35.

    Members of the Gardens receive 10 percent off class feess. To register or for more information, call 998-7061.

    IM Golf Tournament is July 23

    The Intramural (IM) Sports Program is sponsoring a two-person team golf scramble at 11 a.m. July 23 at the U-M Golf Course. Entries, $20 per team, must be received by 2 p.m. July 21 at the IM Sports Bldg. An additional $20 individual fee per person will be charged at the course. For more information, call 763-3562.

    Fitness workshop begins July 7

    Women looking to balance their lifestyle with physical activity may wish to enroll in “Fitting in Fitness for Life!”, held 6–8 p.m. July 7, 14, 21 and 28 at the East Ann Arbor Health Center. The workshop, sponsored by M-Fit, teaches a lifestyle approach to exercise. The fee is $148, $98 for M-CARE participants. To reserve a space or for more information, call 995-9807.

    Peace Corps session is July 13

    The Peace Corps Office will hold a general information session at 7 p.m. July 13 in Room 9, International Center. The program features a video of volunteers, an application process overview and a panel of former volunteers. For more information, call 647-2182 or send e-mail to

    Touchstone opens July 17

    In celebration of two centuries of lithographic printmaking, the Museum of Art hosts “Touchstone: 200 Years of Artists’ Lithographs” July 17–Sept. 12 in the West Gallery. The exhibition, organized by the Harvard University Art Museums, has approximately 85 works on display. Artists featured include Picasso, Delacroix, Degas, Frankenthaler, Klee, Manet, Matisse, Munch and Nolde. One piece, Joyce Wieland’s “O Canada,” was created by the artist pressing her lips to the lithographic stone as she formed each syllable of the Canadian national anthem. Another, Picasso’s “Claude,” is a portrayal of the artist’s son using Picasso’s fingerprints.

    Matthaei membership reaps favors nationwide

    Membership in the Friends of Matthaei Botanical Gardens (MBG) can save you admission fees and bring gift shop discounts at arboreta, gardens and conservatories across the country.

    Membership (beginning at $45) assures privileges at MBG’s sales and child, family and adult education programs, as well as free admission to the Conservatory. It also gets you special treatment at other gardens participating in the 1999 Reciprocal Garden program which extends across the country.

    The Massachusetts Horticultural Society in Boston offers free admission to the Elm Bank Festival to holders of MBG membership cards. The Chicago Botanic Garden offers free parking, and at the Mobile Botanical Garden in Alabama you get free admission plus a 10 percent discount on all events and plant sales.

    In Michigan, the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory in Detroit, the Fernwood Botanic Garden in Niles and the Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids all offer free admission. The Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, Ontario, also offers free admission to anyone presenting an MBG membership card.

    For membership information, call 998-7061, visit the Gardens, or send a letter to Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. New members will receive a complete list of the more than 125 1999 Reciprocal Gardens, including the Brooklyn Botanic Garden; the Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati; A World of Orchids in Kissimmee, Fla.; and the Lyon Arboretum at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu.