The University Record, May 10 , 1999


M-Stores has new ordering procedures

Beginning July 1, M-Stores will not accept legacy account numbers. Departments place orders to M-Stores or Prime Vendors using chartfields or M-Stores contract numbers. Orders may be placed with M-Stores by Internet, fax, campus mail or on-site; with prime vendors by fax, telephone or Internet, where available.

Contract numbers can be established at any time, and the same number can be used for M-Stores and prime vendors. To request a Contract Number Request Form, call Dena Mathews, 998-7070, ext. 225; or contact Jean Hazzard, Completed request forms can be faxed to 998-6134.

Each chartfield combination is mapped to a unique contract number. The number is valid as long as the chartfield combination remains valid. New numbers can be established as chartfields are created or modified.

Mott staff parking structure is closed for summer

The Mott Hospital parking structure closed May 1 to complete renovations started last summer. About two-thirds of the structure will open Sept. 7, the rest in early October. Closure of the structure has removed 1,450 parking spaces on the Medical Campus.

Two new parking areas have been opened, with expanded shuttle services.

  • Individuals with Orange, Yellow or Blue permits may park in the 135-space lot behind Nielsen’s Flower Shop on Maiden Lane.

  • Those with Yellow or Blue permits can park in a 100-space gravel lot on Maiden Lane across from the Kellogg Eye Center.

    Shuttle service is provided for both lots every 20 minutes 6:20 a.m.–7 p.m.

    There are approximately 320 spaces for those with Gold permits for the Mott structure and for individuals with disabilities who have Blue permits in the Taubman Center structure.

    There are several options for staff who choose to park-and-ride. Lots open to these drivers and the type of permit needed are Hayward-Hubbard (NC46 and NC53), orange; Glazier Way (NC51), green; Baits (NC32), orange; Arbor Lakes, free; Crisler Arena, green; Green Road (NC37 near Printing Services), free; Maple Village, free; and Pioneer High School, free.

    For more information, check the Parking Services Web site,, or send e-mail to Call 764-3427 if you have questions about bus transportation. Information about Ann Arbor Transportation Authority routes (their buses service the Green Road, Maple Village and Pioneer High School lots) is available by calling 996-0400 or visiting the Web at

    Regents meet May 20—21

    The Regents will begin their monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. May 20 at the Henry Ford Estate Fair Lane Center, U-M-Dearborn. Agenda items include a presentation on Dearborn’s College of Engineering and Computer Science. Public comments will be heard at 4 p.m.

    The meeting will resume at 9:30 a.m. May 21 in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Administration Bldg., Ann Arbor. Agenda items include presentations by the Ann Arbor campus Committee on the Economic Status of the Faculty (CESF) and U-M-Flint’s CESF.

    The Life Sciences Initiative also will be discussed by the Regents. Date and time were not available as of Record press time. For information, call 763-5553.

    Brandon will speak at retirees meeting

    The Retirees Association will host Regent David Brandon at its meeting at 3:15 p.m. May 13 in Suite 18, Wolverine Tower. Brandon is expected to discuss his views on the University, from his student days to the present, and to address items affecting University retirees. For more information, call Fred Remley, 747-9220.

    Reimbursement claims deadlines are May 12, 18

    To ensure reimbursement in a May paycheck, Health care and/or dependent care reimbursement account(s) claims must be received at the Benefits Office by May 12 if paid bi-weekly and May 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 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.

    College of Engineering seminar series begins May 11

    Noted physicist Klaus Schulten will be the first lecturer in the College of Engineering Dean’s Seminar Series at 3 p.m. May 11 in the Johnson Rooms, Lurie Engineering Center.

    Schulten is a professor of physics, chemistry and biophysics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and directs the Theoretical Biophysics Group at Illinois’ Beckman Institute. He is expected to describe the past triumphs, present challenges and potential opportunities in computational biology.

    The Dean’s Seminar Series was established by the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering Stephen Director to welcome internationally renowned academicians and researchers to the U-M community to share knowledge, exchange ideas and stimulate discussion on topics of importance in today’s world.

    Spine care series begins May 12

    The Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Center begins the “Spine Care: Conservative and Complementary Approaches” series at 7 p.m. May 12 at the Spine Program and Workwise, 325 E. Eisenhower. Featured are physical therapists Jim Shao and Beth Wiggert on Tai Chi and Meena Varula on Feldenkrais. To reserve a space or for more information, call Johnnie Pettway, 615-1750, ext. 222.

    African American health care exhibit is at University Hospital

    A photo exhibition providing a historical context for understanding the African American experience with health care, the health profession and the health sciences in Southeastern Michigan is on display until May 21 in the corridor between the Towsley Center and Mott Hospital. The Kellogg African American Health Care Project and local citizens developed the exhibit.

    Osteryoung will speak on electrochemistry May 13

    Janet G. Osteryoung, professor of chemistry, North Carolina State University, and division director of the Chemistry Division, National Science Foundation, will present “The Electrochemistry of Hydrogen Ion in Unusual Environments” at 4 p.m. May 13 in Room 1640, Dow Laboratory. Her lecture is the Department of Chemistry’s biennial Philip J. Elving Lecture.

    Osteryoung’s interests are in chemical analysis and electrochemistry, specifically advanced electroanalytical techniques and their application. She has written 200 research papers and articles and co-written a textbook of general chemistry. She has received the Garvan Medal of the American Chemical Society, the Triennial Honorary Member Award of Iota Sigma Pi and the Reilley Award of the Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry, among many honors. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was a Guggenheim Fellow.

    For more information on Osteryoung’s talk, call the Department of Chemistry, 763-5916.

    Advanced Research Labs open house is May 12

    The Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL) at the College of Engineering will host a public open house on research on artificial intelligence and mobile robotics noon–4 p.m. May 12 at the ATL Bldg.

    On display will be kiosks featuring multi-media presentations of ATL projects and a variety of devices, including the GuideCane–a robotic “guide dog” for the visually impaired–whose inventor Johann Borenstein received a Discover Award for Technical Innovation. ATL is a tour stop for the International Conference on Robotics and Automation, sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineeers May 10–15.

    For more information about the open house, contact Deborah Stark, 764-4343 or

    UMSARC is accepting training program applications

    The U-M Substance Abuse Research Center (UMSARC) is accepting applications for four pre-doctoral and three post-doctoral fellows in the 1999–2000 Interdisciplinary Training Program. Applications will be reviewed until the slots are filled. The program is designed to prepare interdisciplinary researchers/scholars to bridge the gap between researchers/scholars and those who seek to apply their work. For more information and an application packet, contact UMSARC, 998-6500 or send e-mail to

    North Campus yard sale is May 15

    North Campus Family Housing will hold a multi-family yard sale 9 a.m.—noon May 15 at Stone Road, between Huron Parkway and Green Road. The rain date is 1–4 p.m. May 16. For more information, call 763-1440.

    'Coming of Age' kickoff is May 1

    Turner is holding a 'Coming of Age” fund-raising kickoff luncheon noon–3 p.m. May 16 at the Michigan League. The event, showcasing Turner’s 50 community programs, celebrates the clinic’s tradition of excellence in healthcare and community service and begins its fund-raising campaign. The reservation deadline is May 10. For reservations, $25 per person, or more information, call 764-2556.

    Parents: Find healthy tips for teen vegetarians May 18

    “Healthy Tips for Teen Vegetarians and Their Parents” is the Health Night Out topic 7:30–9:30 p.m. May 18 at the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. Kathy Rhodes, cardiovascular nutrition specialist, will discuss the pros and cons of a teen vegan diet, how to balance dietary needs among adolescents and the rest of the family, what to do when dining out, how to pack nutritious bag lunches, what staples to keep in the refrigerator and pantry, and quick and easy vegetarian menu ideas. For more information, call TeleCare, 763-9000, cat. 1075.

    Northwestern Michigan will receive new area code June 5

    A new area code will provide relief for the 616 area code beginning June 5. Area code 231 will be assigned to the northwestern portion of the lower peninsula. The split will run along the northern boundaries of Kent and Ionia counties, keeping Battle Creek, Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids within the 616 area code. Cities switching to the 231 code include Traverse City, Muskegon and Cheyboygan.

    Callers will be able to dial 231 or 616 for the areas switching codes until Oct. 1. After that they must dial 231. For more information, visit the Midwest Region Area Code Information Web site,

    Conference to honor Holland is May 17

    A conference to honor John H. Holland, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and of psychology, for his many contributions to science and the University will be held 1:30–4:30 p.m. May 17 in Lecture Room 3, Modern Languages Bldg. The conference features public lectures by Nobel laureates and distinguished researchers in economics, physics and cognitive science.

    Holland is considered the father of “genetic algorithms” and is one of the first scientists to develop the study of complex systems. The conference is sponsored by the Program for the Study of Complex Systems. For more information, visit the Web,

    Otolaryngology’s Diversity Committee features Counter as keynote

    The Department of Otolaryngology Diversity Committee Spring Retreat will feature S. Allen Counter, director, The Harvard Foundation, and professor of neuroscience, Harvard University, as its keynote speaker 5:30–6:30 p.m. May 19 at Ford Amphitheater, University Hospital. He will present “North Pole Legacy: A Study in Race Relations.”

    Counter has traveled to the northernmost settlements of Greenland, where he met the 80-year old American-Eskimo sons of North Pole explorers Robert Peary and Matthew Henson. Subsequently, Counter took the sons to visit the birth and burial places of their fathers.

    Counter’s continuing work on behalf of Henson have resulted in Henson’s remains being transferred to Arlington Cemetery and a U.S. Navy ship being named in his honor. Counter’s work is documented in the film, “North Pole Legacy: Black, White and Eskimo.”

    Counter’s research focuses on nerve and muscle physiology and neurophysiological diagnosis in brain-damaged children and adults.

    Nominations invited for LS&A staff awards

    Nominations are invited for the LS&A Annual Staff Awards Program that recognizes and rewards outstanding staff contributions to the College’s mission. Office, technical and professional/administrative staff with at least a 50 percent appointment and six months of service are eligible. Individuals are encouraged to nominate past candidates.

    Nominations, by faculty, staff and students, are open through June 18. Recipients will receive a cash award and certificate at the fall LS&A Staff Recognition ceremony, and have their names engraved on a plaque in the LS&A Dean’s Office.

    For a nomination form or for more information, contact Sean Green, 647-9755, or

    Business school staff recognition ceremony is May 26

    The Business School will recognize six staff members for their outstanding leadership, customer service and work contributions at its Staff Recognition Ceremony at 11 a.m. May 26 in Hale Auditorium. Dean Joseph B. White will make the presentations. For more information, call 647-4999.

    Matthaei initiates family programs

    The Matthaei Botanical Gardens is beginning a family version of its adult education program and offering summer camps for children. For a complete listing of classes or to register, call 998-7061.

    May family selections and starting dates include: Basics of Bird Watching by Dea Armstrong, May 15, and Drawing from Nature by Mary Dolan, May 23.

    Children’s week-long, half-day summer camps are Flower Ecology, June 28–July 2; Pollination in Depth, July 19–23; and Plant Geography, Aug. 2–6 and Aug. 9–12.

    Internet ordering available from M-Stores

    M-Stores has a new ordering Web site––that features easy point-and-click ordering, product descriptions, pricing, pictures and manufacturing links. The site is secure and requires a unique name and Kerberos password. A comprehensive online tutorial also is on the site. The site is Y2K-compatible, insuring no ordering interruptions. For Web site training and assistance, contact Norma Glennie, 998-7070, ext. 213, or

    Spring/Summer bus schedules available only on Web

    Transportation Services will not be printing spring and summer bus schedules this year as they have in the past. The new schedules were effective May 2. Complete maps and schedules are available on the Web at for all services and terms. Current schedules also are posted at bus shelters on the routes for both Northwood and Commuter bus routes.

    For more information, call Transportation Services at 764-3427.

    Cech will give Bachmann lecture May 19

    Thomas Cech, an internationally known biochemist and Nobel laureate, will present the 38th Werner E. Bachmann Memorial lecture at 4:15 p.m. May 19 in Room 1800, W.H. Dow Laboratory. His topic will be “The Chemistry of RNA Catalysis: Structure and Mechanism.” The free, public lecture is sponsored by the Department of Chemistry.

    Cech is professor of chemistry and biochemistry and of molecular, cellular and developmental biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1989. Cech is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, and will become president of the institute in January 2000.

    The Bachmann lectureship was established in 1957 in honor of Werner E. Bachmann, a U-M faculty member in 1925–51.

    Inventor competition accepting applications

    The BF Goodrich Collegiate Inventors Program is accepting applications until June 1. The program awards a total of $42,000 for research and innovative discoveries to full-time college students and their advisers. Recipients will be honored at the National Inventors Hall of Fame Induction.

    Issued patents are not required for participation. However, applicants are encouraged to begin the patent process for their own protection.

    For more information and an application, contact Paul Kunce, program coordinator, (330) 849-6887 or BFGoodrich Collegiate Inventors Program, c/o Inventure Place, 221 S. Broadway St., Akron, OH 44308-1505; or visit the Web,

    U-Move summer workshops beginning

    The U-Move Fitness Program has a large selection of fitness, wellness and activity classes available for anyone 16 years of age and older. Courses are in session and continue through June 14 for activities such as swimming, aerobics and water polo. More classes will be held summer term, June 28–July 30. For a flyer with course descriptions and costs or for more information, contact the U-Move office, Room 1271, Central Campus Recreation Bldg., 764-1342.

    Annual Latino workers conference is May 20–23

    The Labor Studies Center will hold its annual Latino Workers Leadership Institute for union members and other workers May 20–23 at the Double Tree Hotel near Detroit Metro Airport in Romulus.

    The conference will bring together hundreds of workers from a variety of geographic locations, industries and unions to promote labor education, organizing skills and strategies. It will include workshops on youth and unions, international solidarity, civil rights and labor law, communications and leadership development, financial planning, and politics and organizing.

    The conference is open to all workers. For information on registration costs and availability, call 764-0492.

    Health Night Out addresses kids with ADD May 26

    “Kids With Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD): What to Do When School’s Out for Summer” is the Health Night Out subject 7–9 p.m. May 26 at the East Ann Arbor Health Center Auditorium. Barbara T. Felt, assistant professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases and assistant research scientist, Center for Human Growth and Development; Terence A. Joiner, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases; and Susan Nehring, clinical nurse, will lead the discussion. Topics include the elements of ADD; how to set up summer programs, activities and trips factoring in a child’s behavioral needs; and why it’s important to consult a doctor for children using medication. For more information, call TeleCare, 763-9000, category 1075.

    Patricia Neal is keynote speaker

    Academy Award-winning actress, Patricia Neal whose film Cookie’s Fortune debuted April 9, is the keynote speaker at the Opening Doors conference, “Reach for the Stars” June 1–2 at the Marriott Hotel Conference Center, Ypsilanti.

    “Reach for the Stars” is a two-day seminar for people with aphasia, their families and professionals who work with them. Opening Doors addresses stroke survivors whose brain injuries may have resulted in an inability to speak, read or write. This year’s program features professionals and stroke survivors speaking on such topics as “One-handed in a Two-Handed World,” “Living with a Chronic Illness,” “Healing Through Humor” and “Emotional Hurdles in Caregiving.”

    Neal won an Oscar for Hud and has appeared in many movies and television programs. The Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, Knoxville, Tenn., was named in her honor for her efforts on behalf of stroke survivors.

    Opening Doors is offered by the Communicative Disorders Clinic. For more information or to register, call 764-8440 or visit the Web at

    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, and has been in use at the U-M for three years.

    ChartMaker, available for a nominal royalty fee, has the look and feel of a paper chart. It 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