The University Record, July 19 , 1999

Briefings

Reimbursement claims deadline is Aug. 18

To ensure reimbursement in an August paycheck, health care and/or dependent care reimbursement account(s) claims must be received by the Benefits Office by Aug. 18 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 www.umich.edu/~benefits 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.

Program on treating ADD/ADHD without drugs is July 20

“Treating ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)/ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Without Drugs” will be held at noon July 20 at the Maternal Child Health Center Auditorium. Linda Kent will present the lecture, sponsored by the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Center (CAMRC)’s brown-bag series. For more information, call CAMRC, 998-7715.

Blue Disk III available at Showcase

Blue Disk III, the Information Technology Division’s $10 Internet access CD-ROM, is available at Computer Showcase in the Michigan Union. The disk includes Internet Access Kits for Macintosh and Windows personal computers, as well as anti-virus, e-mail, telnet, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) and Web browser applications. In addition, it now has Mulberry for e-mail, Netscape bookmarks to U-M Web sites, customization for CAEN users, and installation and dial-up networking for Windows. For more information, visit the Web, www.itd.umich.edu/news/#blue3.

Phone bill statements have a new look

This month’s phone statements have a new look reflecting changes in several business processes including a new long distance recharge process and a new billing cycle and mailing date. The bills use M-Pathways chartfields for financial data and may be sent to a different recipient than before. More information about changes will be included in upcoming phone statements. For more information, call the ITCom customer service unit, 763-2000.

Kaufmann addresses changes from aging Aug. 10

Clinical Nurse Specialist Laura Kaufmann will focus on normal and abnormal changes related to aging as part of the Ask the Doctor lecture series 1:30–3:30 p.m. Aug. 10 in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. Kaufmann also will speak on how to communicate needs and concerns to your health care provider. For more information, call the Turner Geriatric Clinic, 764-2556.

WCTF seeking award nominations

The Women of Color Task Force (WCTF), a group of volunteers organized to identify and meet the concerns of women of color on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses, is accepting nominations through Aug. 13 for its annual awards. Selection criteria for the areas of leadership and human relations is given on the nomination form. Supporting information—articles, curriculum vitas or staff involvement—is welcome.

The award ceremony will be Nov. 4 at Rackham Assembly Hall. For more information or for a nomination form, call Monica S. Johnson, 763-1317, or Linda Kennedy, 764-8265.

Faculty Grants and Fellowships Program accepting applications

The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies is accepting applications for its 1999 Faculty Research Grants and Fellowships program. Faculty members may apply for both a grant and/or a fellowship to be used at the same time. The total amount for both may not exceed $15,000.

The program is designed to help junior faculty establish an active research and scholarship program. Consideration also is given to senior faculty entering a new line of inquiry. The application deadline is Oct. 11. For more information or applications and guidelines, visit the Web, www.rackham.umich.edu/Faculty/Fgf.htm, or contact the Graduate School, Room 1004, Rackham Bldg., 936-1647 or kijewski@umich.edu.

Dearborn’s Art Museum Project offers watercolor class Aug. 27–29

The U-M-Dearborn’s Art Museum Project will present a watercolor workshop with painter Donna Vogelheim 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Aug. 27–20 at the art studio on the Dearborn campus.

The public workshop, $68, is designed for students ages 18 and older at all ability levels. Students provide their own art materials. Students will be able to visit the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, Henry Ford Estate and Dearborn campus gardens and grounds.

Vogelheim is recognized for her work as a practicing artist as well as her teaching ability. Her class focuses on a study of aspects of light—haze, shadow, reflections—in the landscape.

For more information and to register, call (313) 593-5058.

McGregor Fund supports Dearborn’s Environmental Interpretive Center

U-M-Dearborn’s Environmental Interpretive Center, due to be built next year, has received a $98,500 grant from the McGregor Fund to support the Rouge River Watershed Program.

The grant will be used to create an educational program using interactive computer displays on the Rouge River and its watersheld.

The McGregor Fund is a private foundation, established by gifts from Katherine and Tracy McGregor, “to relieve the misfortunes and promote the well-being of mankind.”

Alumni Association is offering summer seminars

The Alumni Association is offering a series of Alumni University Summer Seminars on a wide range of topics. For more information or to register for the seminars ($12 each) call 763-9707 or send e-mail to AlumniU@umich.edu.

Upcoming workshops follow:

  • “What Dreams May Come . . .” by Brian Coppola, associate professor of chemistry, 2–4 p.m. July 19 at the Alumni Center. Coppola addresses the state of undergraduate education at Michigan.

  • “Indonesia: History as Told by the Cities” by Rudolf Mrazek, associate professor of history, 10 a.m.–noon July 20 at the Alumni Center. Mrazek will lead a slide presentation of Java, Indonesia’s main island.

  • “The Clinton Presidency and the Impeachment Controversy” by Sidney Fine, the Andrew Dickson White Professor of History, 10 a.m.–noon July 26 at the Alumni Center. Fine will discuss the Clinton administration’s record on foreign and domestic affairs, and the outcome of the impeachment controversy.

  • “Carbon Dioxide: Should We Be Concerned?” by James Teeri, director, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and professor of biology, 10 a.m.–noon Aug. 2 at the Alumni Center. Teeri will discuss ongoing research on the consequences of elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide.

  • “Michigan Boys Fighting the Bolsheviks: Archangel, 1918–1919” by Leonard Coombs, associate archivist, Bentley Library, 10 a.m.–noon Aug. 11 at the Bentley Library. Coombs will lead a tour of the Library’s exhibit of original letters, photographs, newspapers, maps and other documents of the soldiers’ experiences, and the public reaction to this undeclared war.

  • “Moral Issues in Organ Donation” by Carl Cohen, professor of philosophy, 10 a.m.–noon, Sept. 3 at the Alumni Center. Cohen will offer a controversial perspective on the moral issue of obtaining a family’s consent for organ donation.

    Special Collections Library’s Inglis exhibition now open

    Student bohemian, social worker Wobblie, anarchist and librarian—Agnes Inglis transformed a love for radicalism into a lifelong work. Along the way, she transformed a 1911 donation of photographs, letters, books, pamphlets, posters and other artifacts into the foremost archive of radical literature in the country. The collections are profiled in an exhibition at the Special Collections Library on the 7th floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library. The exhibit, open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 10 a.m.–noon Sat., continues through Sept. 3.

    Inglis (1870–1952), first curator of the Labadie Collection, used her network of friends and associates in the world of anarchism and socialism to build on the collection of books and papers donated to the U-M by fellow anarchist Joseph Labadie. Labadie was a Michigan-born labor leader and activist, and printer by trade. He printed many of his own essays and much of his own poetry, as well as the writings of others.

    Agnes Inglis was the daughter of James Inglis, who built Inglis House, which has been the University’s official guest house since 1954.

    Next Record is Aug. 16

    The next Record will be published Aug. 16. Items for Calendar, Briefings, Studies and Applause must be received by 5 p.m. the Tuesday (Aug. 13) before publication. Activities must have a direct U-M affiliation. Information may be submitted by Campus Mail, 412 Maynard 1399; by fax, 764-7084; or by e-mail, urecord@umich.edu.

    The Aug. 16 issue marks the end of the publication year for the Record. The Record begins the 1999–00 year on Tuesday, Sept. 7, because of the Sept. 6 Labor Day holiday.

    1999-00 publication schedule

  • September 7, 13, 20, 27

  • October 4, 11, 18, 25

  • November 1, 8, 15, 22

  • December 6, 13, 20

  • January 10, 17, 24, 31

  • February 7, 14, 21

  • March 6, 13, 20, 27

  • April 3, 10, 17, 24

  • May 8, 22

  • June 5, 19

  • July 3, 17

  • August 14

    ‘Paris, circa 1900,’ at Museum of Art through Sept. 26

    The Museum of Art has “Paris, circa 1900,” in its Works on Paper Gallery through Sept. 26. The exhibition, taken from the Museum’s own collection, focuses on Paris in the eyes of the artists working there at the turn of the century. Artists whose work is on display include Henri Edmond Cross, Jacques Villon, Edouard Vuilard and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. For more information, call 764-0395.

    Arts of Citizenship grant given to libraries

    The University Library, Bentley Historical Library and the Ann Arbor District Library have received an Arts of Citizenship grant to create The Making of Ann Arbor, an online, publicly accessible collection that documents the history and development of the Ann Arbor community. The University Library’s Digital Library Initiative is working on converting material from Bentley’s official archives, including previously inaccessible rare documents.

    National Night Out celebration at Wolverine Tower Aug. 3

    The Department of Public Safety (DPS) will celebrate National Night Out 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Aug. 3 at Wolverine Tower. Features include information tables, emergency vehicle displays and fire extinguisher demonstrations.

    On the evening of Aug. 3, as part of a national effort to send a message supporting crime prevention, everyone with a porch light is encouraged to turn it on.

    For more information, contact the DPS Community Oriented Policing Unit, 763-3434.

    Dialing change for 998 Centrex users

    Individuals with phone numbers beginning with 998 (Centrex) will need to dial the pound sign (#) and the number 8 for an outside line, instead of dialing 5 effective Aug. 2. Modems, fax machines and telephone key sets also should be adjusted to reflect the change.