The University Record, November 2, 1998

Briefings

 

Health Night Out’s ‘Parents, Pediatricians and Prevention’ is Nov. 11

“Questions and Answers: Parents, Pediatricians and Prevention” is the Health Night Out Topic 7–9 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Polo Fields Club, 5200 Polo Fields Dr., Ann Arbor. Stephen M. Park and Sara S. Sandvig, both clinical instructors in pediatrics and communicable diseases, will lead the free presentation. Learn how to choose and use pediatric services, why immunizations are so essential, the biggest risks to children’s health and how these risks can be minimized. For more information, call TeleCare, 763-9000, cat. 1075. For directions to the Polo Fields, call 998-1555.

Take a peek at U-M’s nursing history

“An Evening in the Archives” highlighting 20th-century nursing student scrapbooks, will begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 in Room 1334, School of Nursing. Prior to the program, the Nursing History Society will hold a 6:30 p.m. business meeting. Parking will be available in the side lot. For more information, contact Linda Strodtman, 434-0266.

Student biomedical research forum is Nov. 10 at Towsley Center

The Medical School Student Research Fall Forum is 3–5 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Towsley Center. Both medical and undergraduate students will present their summer research.

A brief meeting on summer student biomedical research opportunities will follow. The meeting, held 5:15–5:45 p.m. in Dow Auditorium, Towsley Center, is open to third- and fourth-year undergraduates and medical students. Applications, the mentor directory, stipends and requirements will be covered.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Biomedical Research Programs, 763-1296 or osbrp@umich.edu.

Jorie Graham will read Nov. 12

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Jorie Graham will read from her works at 5 p.m. Nov. 12 in Rackham Amphitheater as part of the Visiting Writers Series. Graham won a Pulitzer for The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974–1994. Other works include The Errancy, After Ovid and Erosion. For more information, call 764-6296.

Plan now for MLK Day events

The theme for the 1999 MLK Day Symposium is “On the Verge of a New Millenium: Stand!” and the day’s memorial lecturer is Poet Nikki Giovanni. Registration for unit and organization events to be listed in the program guide must be completed by Nov. 20. For more information or to register a unit event, contact Damon Williams, symposium coordinator, 936-1055 or damonw@umich.edu.

Reimbursement deadlines are Nov. 11, Nov. 16

To ensure reimbursement in your November paycheck, Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbusement Account(s) claims must be received by Nov. 11 for biweekly paychecks and by Nov. 16 for monthly paychecks. Forms may be dropped off or mailed to Benefits Office (Central Campus), Wolverine Tower-Low Rise G405, 3003 S. State St., 48109-1278. Forms, a list of due dates and more information are available in the Reimbursement Accounts Claims Kit, on the Web, www.umich.edu/~benefits/, or by calling 763-1214.

Alternative medicine for seniors is topic today at Turner Resource Center

“Dr. Ed” Edmund Whale, retired Health Services physician, will discuss “Alternative Medicine: Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Massage and Other Therapies” noon–1 p.m. today (Nov. 2) at the Turner Senior Resource Center. Dr. Ed will continue with discussions and informal conversation on the first and third Mondays each month. For more information, call 998-9353.

Cancer Center launches new Web site

The Cancer Center has launched a new Web site, www.cancer.med.umich.edu. It displays the latest news in the fight against cancer with sections devoted to patients, families, health professionals and those interested in learning more about cancer. Cancer Center clinics, a searchable clinical trial section and on-line versions of the Center’s publications also are available. For more information, contact Web editor, Bryan Berghoef, bryberg@umich.edu.

Distinguished Senior Faculty Lecturer Van der Voo to speak tomorrow

The Distinguished Senior Faculty Lecturer, Rob Van der Voo, director of the Honors Program and professor of geological sciences, will present “The Pulse of the Earth” at 4:10 p.m. Nov. 3 in Rackham Amphitheater. Van der Voo’s lecture will discuss evidence of repeated cycles in the Earth’s history where continents break up, drift apart and collide with other continents to create supercontinents. The resulting process represents a “pulse of the Earth” in a 700 million-year period.

‘Secret Spaces of Childhood’ is Nov. 13

The Nichols Arboretum presents “Secret Spaces of Childhood,” a day of storytellers and their stories, noon–2 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Arboretum. Featured in the program will be Peter Pan and Wendy of the Young Actors Guild, Liz Elling of the Detroit Story League and of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Jean Gordon and Trudy Bulkley of the Detroit Story League, Ben Cohen of Emerson School and David Hill of Rudolph Steiner School. For more information, call 936-2652.

Broomball and wrestling deadlines approaching

The Intramural (IM) Sports Program of the Recreational Sports Department will hold a broomball tournament, beginning at 10 p.m. Nov. 15–Dec. 9, at Yost Ice Arena. The team entry fee, $30, will be accepted 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Nov. 9–11 at the IM Sports Bldg. A mandatory manager’s meeting will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 in Cliff Keen Arena.

The IM Wrestling Tournament is Nov. 17–19 at the Sports Coliseum. To enter, bring a $5 individual fee or $35 team fee to the IM Sports Bldg. by 4:30 p.m. Nov. 12. Weigh-ins will be held 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Nov. 16.

For more information, call 763-3562.

Crosby’s lecture on mentoring and affirmative action is Nov. 13

Faye Crosby, University of California, Santa Cruz, will discuss the importance of how we frame issues in “The Good, the Bad, and the Just Plain Complicated: Explaining Mentoring and Affirmative Action” at 4 p.m. Nov. 13 in Room 4448, East Hall. Crosby’s talk will contrast the positive response to the concept of mentoring with the negative response given to affirmative action. Then she will explain how the two policies fit together as one. The free, public lecture is sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Department of Organizational Psychology and the Joint Program in Psychology and Women’s Studies. For more information, call 764-9537.

Panel on gender difference in cultural perspective is Nov. 11

“Gender Difference in Cultural Perspective: Migrant Academic Families, Colonial Knowledge of Kenya and Gertrude Stein’s Dramatic Works” will be held noon–1:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in Room 460, West Hall. The Brown Bag-Interdisciplinary Panel will consist of “Community of Scholars” fellows: Apollo Amoko, English; Sarah Bay, theater; and Izumi Sakamoto, social work and psychology. Chairing the panel is Laurie Morgan, project manager and assistant research scientist, Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG).

The “Community of Scholars” is a graduate fellowship program, sponsored by IRWG, that supports graduate students planning or conducting research, scholarship or creative activities focusing on women or gender. For more information, call 764-9537.


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