The University Record, June 7, 1999

Briefings

'African Americans and Alzheimer’s Disease’ program is June 19

“African Americans and Alzheimer’s Disease: It’s a Family Affair,” a workshop sponsored by the Turner Geriatric Clinic and the Ypsilanti Area African American Alzheimer’s Advisory Council, will be held 9 a.m.–4 p.m. June 19 at the Morris Lawrence Bldg., Washtenaw Community College. David Rutledge, president of Alpha Environmental Systems, and Gwen Gandy Dansby, senior physician for the Henry Ford Health System, are featured speakers. Transportation and free on-site care will be available. A recommended donation of $5 per family will help cover costs. For more information, call 764-2556.

New SACUA members announced

Sherrie Kossoudji, associate professor of social work and adjunct associate professor of economics, is the new chair of the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA). She was elected at the March 15 Senate Assembly meeting. Lewis Kleinsmith, professor of biology, is the vice chair.

New members are John Gobetti, professor of dentistry; Bruce Karnopp, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and associate professor of applied mechanics; Motjabi Navvab, associate professor of architecture; and Peter Ward, the Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor of Pathology, and chair, Department of Pathology, Medical School.

Library receives AEG grant

The University Library has received a Sun Academic Equipment Grant (AEG) for more than $230,000 worth of equipment. Included in the grant is a server and storage space to host a site focusing on humanities resources. Initially, the Sun hardware will host the Making of America material, expected to grow to 3 million pages in the next two years, and the Humanities Text Initiative’s American Verse Project.

It also may hold the proposed International Database of Digital Humanities Projects, under joint development by the National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage and the U-M’s Digital Library Production Service.

Peony Garden Party is now Arbfest ’99

Arbfest ’99, arising from the annual Peony Garden Party, will be held 2–5 p.m. June 13 in the Nichols Arboretum. In addition to the viewing of more than 700 blooming peonies, the event features the dedication of the James C. Reader Jr. Urban Environmental Education Center at Burnham House, live music by Paul Klinger’s Easy Street Jazz Band, docent-led tours and an ArtVentures activity tent for children.

The dedication ceremonies will begin at 2 p.m. with the premiere of “Nichols Arboretum No. 1,” a composition for strings by music student Gabriela Frank. Tours will cover Dow Field, Appalachian Glen, School Girl’s Glen and other Arboretum areas.

The ArtVentures activity tent, sponsored by the U-M Credit Union, will offer children’s arts and craft activities.

For more information, call 763-6632.

Reimbursement claims deadlines are June 9, 18

To ensure reimbursement in a June paycheck, health care and/or dependent care reimbursement account(s) claims must be received at the Benefits Office by June 9 if paid bi-weekly and June 18 if paid monthly. Forms may be dropped off or mailed to the Benefits Office, Room G 405, 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.

'Alcohol & Health’ presentation is June 9

Kathy Klykylo, coordinator of DrinkWise, and Teresa Herzog Mourad, counselor at the M-Fit Health Promotion Division, will lead “Alcohol and Health” 6–8 p.m. June 9 in Room 1203, East Ann Arbor Health Center. The free workshop will examine how to make alcohol part of a healthy lifestyle. For more information, call 998-9473.

Retirement party for Marks is June 11

A retirement party for Gregory A. Marks, associate director, Merit Network Inc., will be held 4–6 p.m. June 11 on the patio of the Michigan Union.

Marks, who has been at the University for 35 years, held management positions at the Institute for Social Research, 1964–85, and the Information Technology Division, 1985–99.

To make a gift contribution, or for more information, contact Carol Wadsworth, 4521 Plymouth Road, Suite C, 936-3845 or carolw@merit.edu.

Place your ITCom order early

ITCom, the Information Technology Division’s connection for phone, data and networking services, will begin using a new business software suite June 28. Some short-term delays may occur during the four-week transition period. Customers anticipating a need for new telephones or other ITCom services are encouraged to place orders before June 25. No new orders will be processed June 28–July 9. For more information, call 763-2000.

Workplace Confab gears up for 2000

The Workplace Conference, usually occurring in May or June, is not being held this year so the planning team can prepare for the 2000 conference to be held May 16–18. Suggestions for topics and overall conference design ideas may be sent to workplace.input@umich.edu.

Judd’s career focus of Nursing History Society meeting

An oral history session with Judy Judd, professor emeritus of nursing and expert in maternal-child health nursing, will be recorded by the Nursing History Society 7–8:30 p.m. June 8 in Lobby L, Domino’s Farms, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive. Guests will be able to ask questions at the end of the session, which will be videotaped and archived. The session will be preceded by a picnic and History Society business meeting beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, call Linda Strodtman, 434-0266.

Dearborn’s Child Development Center offers summer camps

The Early Learning and Child Development Center at U-M-Dearborn is offering a Camp of the Arts and Campus Adventures for school-age children up to 7 years of age.

The Camp of the Arts will be held 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. July 12–23. Campers can experiment with mosaics, clay, candle-making, tie-dying and other art media. Other activities include group games and a drama production.

Campus Adventures well be held 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. July 26–Aug. 6. Camp guides will lead tours of the Dearborn campus including the Henry Ford Estate grounds. Activities are related to the field trips—photo documentation with a disposable camera provided for each child, robotics and computer lab exploration, and a pond study.

For more information, call the Center, (313) 593-5424. The Center is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.

Nightmarish 'Garden’ is at Museum of Art June 19–July 25

“Gina Ferrari: Garden” will be at the Museum of Art June 19–July 25 in the Apse. The exhibition, by Detroit artist Gina Ferrari, puts real elements, such as fetal and adult pigs, snakes, golf balls, and human feet, in new contexts to create a bizarre and sometimes disturbing affect. The massive work displays between 800-900 corpses, cast in plaster or rubber.

For more information, call 764-0395.

Diederich farewell reception is June 14

A farewell reception will be held for Joe Diederich, senior associate director and chief administrative officer, Ambulatory Care Services, 2–4 p.m. June 14 in the Towsley Center Lobby. After 20 years with the Health System, Diederich will become executive vice president of Oakwood Healthcare Inc. and chief operating officer of Oakwood Healthcare System.

U-M-Dearborn, Detroit Urban League form alliance

The U-M-Dearborn and the Detroit Urban League Inc. have formed an educational alliance to provide a more comprehensive base of support and educational programming for Detroit youth. The alliance will give high school students participating in Urban League activities an opportunity to take part in U-M-Dearborn’s Math/Science and Composition Institute, College Visit Program and Student Leadership Conference. The University also will be a sponsor of the Urban League’s “Achievement Matters” campaign, its parents’ night, the Distinguished Warriors Program and the “Do the Right Thing” event.

William Keener, director of U-M-Dearborn’s Program for Academic Support and Campus Outreach, will serve as the University liaison to implement the partnership and notify currently enrolled minority students of scholarship opportunities.

Flint solicits comments for accreditation

U-M-Flint is soliciting comments for re-accreditation on substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Written, signed comments should be send to Public Comment on U-M-Flint, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, Ill. 60602, by June 30.

A team representing the Commission will visit the Flint campus Nov. 8–10 for re-accreditation review. Flint is engaged in a one and one-half year self-study addressing Commission requirements and accreditation criteria. The November visit will be followed by the team’s recommendation to the Commission. After further review, the Commission will decide on re-accreditation.

U-M-Flint has been accredited since 1970.

Record-keeping software available to counseling centers

Counseling and Psychological Services has developed a computerized client charting system designed for and available to university counseling centers. ChartMaker was designed for counselors to document services provided to clients.

ChartMaker, available for a nominal royalty fee, is used to record appointment date and length, service provided (crisis intervention, assessment, individual counseling, group counseling, etc.), patient diagnoses, intake assessment (clients presenting concerns), treatment plan, summary notes of ongoing counseling sessions, termination summary, groups and workshops available, and names of students who are registered for each group or workshop.

To request a free demonstration, call 764-8312, or send e-mail to jsproat@umich.edu.