The University Record, September 9, 1998


Regents' meeting is Sept. 16-17

The meeting of the Board of Regents has been changed to Sept. 16-17. The Sept. 16 meeting will begin with public comments at 4 p.m. On Sept. 17, the meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will continue until all business has been considered. There will be no meeting Sept. 18.

The deadline for signing up for public comments is 4 p.m. Sept. 15. To do so, send e-mail to or fill out a form on the Regents' Web site at For more information about the meeting, call 764-3883.


Reimbursement accounts cutoff dates announced

To ensure reimbursement in your September paycheck, turn in your Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Account(s) claims by Sept. 16, if you are paid biweekly, or by Sept. 18 if you are paid monthly. Drop off or mail your forms to the Benefits Office (Main Campus), Wolverine Tower-Low Rise G405, 3003 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1278. If you mail the forms, allow sufficient time for mail delivery. Forms are considered within the deadline based on the date received in the Benefits Office. Forms and a list of due dates are available on the Benefits Office Web site at, and in the Reimbursement Accounts Claims Kit. If you have questions, call the Benefits Office, 763-1214.


LS&A faculty meeting is Sept. 14

The LS&A faculty meeting will be held at 4:10 p.m. Sept. 14 in Auditorium B, Angell Hall. Agenda items are: Welcome to the Faculty, Introductions, Presentation of Special Awards, Minutes of April 8 meeting, Report of Executive Committee from Hugh Montgomery and Kathryn Tosney, Remarks by Interim Dean Patricia Gurin, New Business, Adjournment.


U-Move registration is under way

Registration for U-Move, a program of adult activity and fitness classes, is under way in Room 3060, Central Campus Recreation Building. Fall classes include Kick Boxing, Step and Water Aerobics, Ballroom Dancing, Yoga, Tennis and Super Circuits. Other U-Move services offered are personal training, nutrition counseling, body composition analysis and fitness assessment. Drop-in coupons, semester unlimited cards and multiple class discounts are available. Persons over age 60 receive a 15 percent discount. For information, call 764-1342 or send e-mail to


Proposals relevant to lupus invited

The Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Center invites submission of proposals (due Sept. 15) for development and feasibility projects relevant to lupus. Both laboratory-based and translational (epidemiology, clinical, health services, educational) proposals are encouraged. The Thomas Foundation will fund projects Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 1999 with a budget of $25,000.

Proposals are encouraged from new and established investigators proposing a clear departure from current research. For information or an application, contact Norma Elias, 936-9539.


New visitor, parking meter rates

Parking meter fees are now $.60 per hour. At the Fletcher Parking Structure, both the patient and visitor parking areas are $.75 per hour.

The Taubman and North Entrance Parking Structures on the Medical Campus also will have new fee schedules this fall. A flat rate of $2 per visit will be charged to patients and eligible visitors. All others will be charged $2 for the first hour, $1 for each additional hour for a daily maximum of $10.

For more information, call Parking and Transportation Services, 764-8291, option 7.


Run with the president Sept. 10

The Second Annual Fun Run with the President will start at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 10. The start of the 5K (3.2 mile) run is on the concourse level outside the southeast corner of the Stadium near Crisler Arena. The course winds around the

U-M athletic complex and finishes inside the stadium. Light refreshments for runners will be available following the race. Runners are encouraged to use the commuter bus to Crisler Arena.


Four Dearborn faculty appointed chairs

Four U-M Dearborn faculty members have been appointed chairs of their departments. The appointments were approved by the Regents in their June and July meetings. Anthropology Prof. Barry Bogin will chair the Department of Behavioral Sciences for a three-year term. John Devlin, associate professor of physics, will serve as interim chair of the Department of Natural Resources for a one-year term. Mathematics Prof. Margret H. Hoft will chair the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for a three-year term. Paul M. Hughes, associate professor of philosophy, will chair the Department of Humanities for a three-year term.


Grad School seeks grant applications

The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies is taking applications for the 1998 Faculty Research Grants and Fellowships program. Faculty members may apply for grants and/or fellowships for a total of up to $15,000 by Oct. 10. The program is designed for promising junior faculty--to help them establish and sustain an active program of research and scholarship--and for senior faculty entering a new line of inquiry. Guidelines and applications may be picked up and dropped off at Room 1004, Rackham Bldg. Applications also are available on the Web at, by calling 936-1647 or via e-mail,


Ergonomics and spine programs receive $4 million grant

The National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research has awarded a $4 million grant to the Center for Ergonomics and the Spine Program to study how ergonomic technologies can help rehabilitate injured and disabled workers and keep older workers on the job. Researchers will develop comprehensive procedures for evaluating individual worker's capabilities, analyzing specific job requirements and identifying ergonomic practices and tools that can keep people healthy and productive. The primary goal is to create a system that can be copied nationwide.


Vanpool available from Brighton, Clinton, Grass Lake areas

Full-time U-M employees from the Brighton, Clinton and Grass Lake areas who are interested in riding to and from work in a 15-passenger van can join the Vanpool program for a monthly fee of $65 by payroll deduction. For more information, call Transportation Services, 764-3429, or visit the Web at


Medicare Assistance Program held Tuesdays

The Turner Geriatric Clinic and Washtenaw County Council on Aging co-sponsor the Medicare Assistance Program held 9:30-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning at the new Turner Senior Resource Center. Anyone with questions on doctor and hospital bills, Medicare, Medicaid, health insurance and/or long-term care insurance can ask the volunteers from the Council on Aging and the Health System staff. The Center is located at 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. To make an appointment, call Turner Clinic, 764-2556.


Register now for Gardens' Fall courses

The fall schedule for the Matthaei Botanical Gardens adult education classes is now available. For more information or to register, call 998-7061. The following are the September courses and their first meeting times and dates:

• Michigan Mushrooms, 7:15-9:15 p.m., Sept. 15

• Nature Awareness, 7-9 p.m., Sept. 15

• Words About Herbs, 9 a.m.-noon, Sept. 19

• Organic Gardening, 7-9 p.m., Sept. 21

• Bulbs as Perennials, 6:30-9:30, Sept. 23

• Edible Wild Plants, 6-8 p.m., Sept. 24

• Fall Morning Hiker, 9 a.m.-noon, Sept. 30.


Fall Gardener's Sale is Sept. 12-13

Hundreds of trees, shrubs, hardy perennials and spring flowering bulbs will be available from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 12-13 at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens' ninth annual Fall Gardener's Sale. The Gardens' will also have experts on hand answering questions and making recommendations. Each new member of the Gardens during the sale will receive a purple shamrock plant.


Forum on assisted suicide is Sept. 22

A public forum, "Aid-in-Dying Vote 98: Are Physician Assisted Suicide and Hospice Care Incompatible?" is scheduled 7-9 p.m. Sept. 22 in Mendelssohn Theatre. Participants are Ed Pierce, chair of Merian's Friends--the group that placed the question of physician-assisted suicide on the November ballot; Mary Lind-quist, director of Arbor Hospice; Jessica Berg, academic director of the Institute for Ethics, American Medical Association; and moderator David Doukas, U-M Hospitals and Health Centers (UMHHC) Ethics Committee. The panel discussion is sponsored by the UMHHC Ethics Committee, the Values in Biomedical Research Program and the Program in Society and Medicine. For information, call 998-7120, ext. 316.


Ethics expert Arthur Caplan to discuss human cloning at 4 p.m. today

Arthur L. Caplan, an internationally recognized expert on biomedical ethics, will deliver the Third Annual Raymond W. Waggoner Lecture on Ethics and Values in Medicine. His lecture, which is geared to the interests of health professionals, is titled, "What Is Wrong with Human Cloning? The Ethics of Technological Reproduction." It begins at 4 p.m. today (Sept. 9) in the Maternal and Child Health Center Auditorium.

Author or editor of numerous books and articles on ethical issues, Caplan is director of the Center for Bioethics and Trustee Professor of Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests focus on medical ethics, health policy, ethical issues in science and technology, and the history of medicine and the health sciences. Caplan also has served as associate director of the Hastings Center and the director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Minnesota.

The Raymond W. Waggoner Lectureship on Ethics and Values in Medicine is an annual lectureship sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry in the Medical School. The lectureship brings a national or international expert to U-M to explore cutting-edge issues related to ethics and values in medicine. The lectureship was established in honor of Raymond W. Waggoner, emeritus professor and past chair of the department--who just celebrated his 97th birthday--to recognize his contributions to the profession and to the study of medical ethics. The program is supported by an endowed fund created through the generosity of alumni and friends of Waggoner and the Department of Psychiatry.


Gould lectures on creationism today

Stephen Jay Gould, noted scientist, author and professor of geology at Harvard University, will deliver this year's William W. Cook lecture, "Inherit the Wind Revisited: A History of Creationism in the Court Room," at 4 p.m. today (Sept. 9) in Rackham Auditorium.

Gould,who holds 44 honorary doctorates and dozens of literary awards, academic medals and scholarly awards, was in the first group of MacArthur Fellows. He is the author of The Mismeasure of Man and Wonderful Life, along with 14 other books, and writes a monthly column, "This View of Life" for Natural History.

"Inherit the Wind Revisited" is the 39th in the Cook Lecture Series, established to examine the basic concepts of American life. The lectureship is co-sponsored by LS&A and the Law School.


Performance artist's brown bag program is Sept. 11

Japanese performance artist Eiko will lead a video tour of Eiko and Koma's dreamlike work at noon Sept. 11 in Room 1524, Rackham Bldg. as part of the brown-bag program sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities. Eiko and Koma will then stage an environmental trilogy on the shores of the Huron River in the Arboretum beginning at dusk Sept. 11 and 12 in the Arboretum. Tickets to the evening performances are available through the University Musical Society box office, 764-2538. The brown-bag program is free.


Breast cancer support group meets today

A monthly support group for women breast cancer survivors meets noon-1:30 p.m. today at the Cancer Center, Floor B1, Conference Room 180. For information, call 764-3115 or 763-3034.


Fitting in Fitness begins Sept. 15

Fitting in Fitness for Life!, a new lifestyle approach for women of all ages, is being offered 6-8 p.m. starting Sept 15 at the Health Education Resource Center and 9-11 a.m. starting Sept. 19 at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube. Through participating in the interactive six-week workshop, sponsored by M-Fit, in cooperation with the National Center for Women and Wellness, women develop an internal motivation for being active and learn how to prioritize making time for their own self-care. Fitness for Life will hold a free introductory presentation at 7 p.m. today (Sept. 9) at Zingerman's Next Door. Class size is eight-12 women and the cost is $148. For more information, to register or to reserve space at the free introductory presentation, call 995-9807.


Dearborn offers non-credit art classes

The Art Museum Project at U-M-Dearborn is offering non-credit studio art classes and workshops mid-September-November. Classes, for students, ages 18 and over at all ability levels, are held in U-M Dearborn's art studio.

The programs, led by practicing artists recognized for their teaching abilities, include watercolor, figure drawing, portraiture, acrylic painting and pastel landscapes. For a free brochure with scheduling information, course descriptions and registration information, call (313) 593-5058.


Korean ambassador to speak Sept. 14

Hong-Koo Lee, Korean Ambassador to the United States, will give a public address 4-5:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in Room D1270 of the Business School. Lee served as Prime Minister of Korea under President Kim Young Sam's government in 1994-96, and has held his Washington, D.C., post since 1998. His visit is being co-sponsored by the Business School and the Korean Studies Program. For more information, call the Korean Studies Program, 764-1825, or the Mitsui Life Financial Research Center, 764-5222.


1998 Open Enrollment Education Week Schedule

The Benefits Office 1998 Open Enrollment Education Week presentations schedule is:

Oct. 5: 8:30 a.m.--Conf. Rm., 226 Plant Building Services; noon, Johnson Rm., Lurie Engineering Bldg.; 2:30 p.m.--Michigan Rm. C, U-M-Flint; 3:30 p.m.--Oliphant Aud., Kellogg Eye Ctr.

Oct. 6: 9:00 a.m.--Ford Amphitheater, U Hospital; 9:00 a.m.--Rm 1205, School of Management, U-M-Dearborn; 9:30 a.m.--Michigan Rm. C, U-M-Flint; noon; Johnson Rm., Lurie Engineering Bldg; 2:30 p.m.--2043 Kipke Conf. Ctr.

Oct. 7: 9 a.m.--Michigan Rm., Michigan League; 12:30 p.m.--Kuenzel Rm., Michigan Union; 1:30 p.m.--Johnson Rm, Lurie Engineering Bldg.; 4:30 p.m.--Wolverine Tower, Ste. 18.

Oct. 8: 9 a.m.--Kuenzel Rm., Michigan Union; noon--Wolverine Tower, Ste. 18; 12:30 p.m.--2029 Kipke Conf. Ctr; 1 p.m.--Rm. 1205, School of Management, U-M-Dearborn; 2:30 p.m.--Ford Amphitheater, U Hospital.

Oct. 9: 9:30 a.m.--Michigan Room C, U-M-Flint; noon--Henderson Rm, Michigan League; 3 p.m., Kuenzel Rm., Union; 3:30 p.m.--Oliphant Aud., Kellogg Eye Center.


'Take Control of Your Career'

The Alumni Association will host a five-week workshop, "Take Control of Your Career," 6-8:45 p.m. beginning Sept. 16 at the Alumni Center. The workshop will be led by Julia M. Matthews, a communications consultant, and will focus on interviewing and negotiating, preparing a resume, conducting job searches on the Internet and networking. The registration fee is $90 for Alumni Association members, $125 for non-members and $40 for student Association members. To register or for more information, call Andria Rose, 763-9702 or (800) 847-4764, or send e-mail to


Snyder delivers Hovey Lecture Sept. 11

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist William Snyder will deliver the 1998 Graham Hovey Lecture on "Putting the Journalism in Photojournalism" at 4 p.m. Sept. 11 in Rackham Amphitheater. A 1995 Michigan Journalism Fellow, Snyder began his photography career as a teenager shooting high school football games. He won his first Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for a project documenting air crash investigations by the National Transportation Safety Board. Snyder's second Pulitzer, in 1991, was awarded for stories on orphanages in Romania and the third recognized his coverage of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

The free, public Graham Hovey Lecture honors the retired director of the Michigan Journalism Fellows Program. For more information, call 998-7666.


Gynecological Cancer Support Group meets Sept. 15

The Gynecological Cancer Support Group meets 3-4 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Comprehensive Cancer Center, Floor B1, Conference Room 180. The group will focus on continuing issues of survivorship for women who have had a diagnosis of gynecological cancer. The sessions consist of open discussions facilitated by social work and nursing staff. For more information, call 647-8587.


Resource guide for seniors is available

The Turner Geriatric Clinic has published an updated version of Where to Turn: Guide to Washtenaw County Programs and Services for People over 60 for 1998. The 179-page book has detailed information on home care, housing, assisted living, Medicare and much more. It is available for $10 at Turner Geriatric Clinic, the Turner Senior Resource Center and local bookstores. For more information, call 764-2556.


Volunteers needed for Silver Club

The Turner Geriatric Clinic and the Area Agency on Aging have started a respite program for adults with memory loss, The Silver Club. The Club is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday, with activities aimed to help individuals maintain independence. Volunteers who enjoy crafts, wood working, music, travel, sports, quilting, hand and nail care, or who have a special talent to share are needed to help meet the needs and interests of the Club participants. For more information, call Laura Rice, Turner Senior Resource Center, 998-9353.


Rasmussen is interim SHPRP coordinator

Susan Rasmussen, associate director of Affirmative Action Programs, is interim coordinator of the Sexual Harassment Prevention and Resolution Program (SHPRP) until the search for a new coordinator is completed. Rasmussen succeeds Diane Jordan. SHPRP provides consultation, education and training to the campus community around the issue of sexual harassment and related issues. For more information on the University's policies and programs on sexual harassment, contact Employee Relations, 763-2387, or the Affirmative Action Office, 763-0235. Rasmussen can be reached at 647-4797 or via e-mail to


HRD seeks 'affinity' groups

Human Resource Development (HRD) is seeking "affinity" groups of U-M employees to see if the members of the groups would like to receive information about HRD's services and programs that are relevant to the group's work.

HRD offers a broad array of professional development courses designed to build the essential competencies of University employees. The unit annually provides services to more than 3,000 people, primarily staff and administrators.

Courses include an extensive program for new supervisors and managers, as well as short courses on such topics a promoting teamwork, conflict resolution, performance planning and business communications.

There are many groups on campus, some drawn together by similar work activities and responsibilities, others around special interests, such as gender and multiculturalism.

If you are aware of a group that consists primarily of staff members that would be interested in learning more about HRD offerings, send e-mail to Cindee Bryant ( with information about the group and the name of a contact person.


Cancer Center seeks fund applications

The Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking fund applications for the Prostate SPORE Grant. Applications should be directed to the understanding of the mechanisms involved in prostate cancer development and the cure of prostate cancer. The SPORE grant particularly seeks new ideas in translational research that are innovative or high risk in nature. At least one grant will be awarded with no preliminary research information. Funding of up to $45,000 for faculty and $5,000 for students is available for a 10-month period beginning Oct. 1. The submission deadline is Sept. 15. For more information, call Ken Pienta, principal investigator, 747-3421, or Julie DeFilippo, 763-3455.


Learn how to get teaching grants

"Grants for Better Teaching" will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Sept. 14 in Rackham's West Conference Room. The workshop describes selection criteria and offers proposal writing suggestions for U-M grants supporting teaching. These grants have awards $5,000-$25,000, and are available to individuals, small groups, programs and departments. To register or for more information, contact CRLT, 764-0505 or CRLT's Web address is


Commuter and other bus schedules

Here's the schedule for commuter and other bus service on campus, effective through May 1, 1999. Route maps can be found on the Web at


Commuter Monday-Friday


Leaves Crisler 6:40 a.m.-7 p.m. every 10 minutes.

No bus from Crisler at 8:10 a.m., 8:20 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:50 p.m., 1 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:10 p.m.

Leaves C.C. Little 6:50 a.m.-7:10 p.m. every 10 minutes

No bus from C.C. Little at 8:20 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 10:50 a.m., 1 p.m., 1:10 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 4:00 p.m. 6:10 p.m., 6:20 p.m.


Leaves Glazier Way lot 6:40 a.m.-7:30 p.m. every 10 minutes.

No bus from Glazier Way at 8:40 a.m., 8:50 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 1:20 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 6:40 p.m.

Leaves C.C. Little 6:55 a.m.-7:45 p.m. every 10 minutes.

No bus from C.C. Little at 8:55 a.m., 9:05 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 11:25 a.m., 1:35 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 6:55 p.m.

Bursley-Baits Monday-Friday

Leaves Baits I:

7:10 a.m.-7 p.m. every 10 minutes; 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m. every 15 minutes.

No bus from Baits 1 at 8:15 p.m., 10 p.m. After 12:30 a.m. ride the North Campus route.

Leaves C.C. Little:

7:25 a.m.-7 p.m. every 10 minutes; 7 p.m.-12:15 a.m. every 15 minutes.

No bus from C.C. Little at 8:30 p.m., 10:15 p.m. After 12:15 a.m. ride the North Campus route.

Northwood Monday-Friday

First bus leaves fire station 6:55 a.m.

Leaves Northwood V:

7 a.m.-7 p.m. every 10 minutes.

7 p.m.-12:20 a.m. every 20 minutes.

No bus from Northwood V at 8:20 a.m., 9:10 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 1:10 p.m., 8:20 p.m., 10:40 p.m., 12:40 a.m. After 12:40 a.m. ride the North Campus route.

Leaves Exhibit Museum:

7:20 a.m.-7 p.m. every 10 minutes.

7 p.m.- midnight every 20 minutes.

No bus from the Museum at 8 a.m., 8:50 a.m., 10:20 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 12:50 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 10:20 p.m., 12:20 a.m. After 12:20 a.m. ride the North Campus route.

North Campus Evenings, Weekends and Holidays, Monday-Friday Late Night

Leaves Exhibit Museum:

12:40-2:20 a.m. every 20 minutes.

Additional Friday buses at 2:10 a.m. and 3 a.m.

No 2 a.m. bus on Friday

Leaves Baits I:

12:50-1:50 a.m. every 20 minutes.

Additional Friday bus at 2:20 a.m.

Leaves Northwood V:

1-2 a.m. every 20 minutes.

Additional Friday bus at 2:30 a.m.

Weekends and Holidays* except Winter Break

Leaves Exhibit Museum:

7:40-2 a.m. every 20 minutes.

No bus from the Museum at 9 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 8:20 p.m., 10:40 p.m., 12:20 a.m.

Additional Saturday buses at 2:20 a.m., 2:40 a.m., and 3 a.m.

Leaves Baits I:

7:30-2:10 a.m. every 20 minutes.

No bus from Baits 1 at 9:10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:10 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 10:50 p.m., 12:30 a.m.

Leaves Northwood V:

7:20- 2:20 a.m. every 20 minutes.

No bus from Northwood 5 at 9:20 a.m., 11:40 a.m., 1:20 p.m., 8:40 p.m., 11 p.m., 12:40 a.m., 2 a.m.

*Holiday (4th of July, Labor Day, Memorial Day) schedule:

Last departures: Museum: midnight, Baits I: 12:10 a.m., Northwood V: 12:20 a.m.


Paula Allen kicks off Photo-Active Feminist series

Paula Allen, a New York photographer whose work focuses on women and girls with outsider status, begins the free, public Photo-Active Feminist Visiting Artists lecture series at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 in the School of Art and Design Auditorium. The seven other visiting artists include Pat Ward Williams, whose photo installations and murals confront racial and gender discrimination and Wendy Ewald, who began giving cameras to disadvantaged children to photograph their own communities. The series is sponsored by the School of Art and Design and the National Endowment for the Arts and is being coordinated by Carol Jacobsen, assistant professor of art, and Joanne Leonard, professor of art and of women's studies. Watch the Calendar for future times and dates.


Philippines exhibition at Bentley

"Imperialism and Reform: Dean Conant Worcester, James Alfred LeRoy and the First and Second Philippine Commissions" is on display in the lobby of the Bentley Historical Library through Sept. 30. This exhibition is comprised of original documents and photographs from Worcester's and LeRoy's papers.

Worcester (1866-1924) was assistant professor of zoology and curator of the Zoology Museum and is the only person to have served on both the First and Second Philippine Commissions, which developed the structure for colonial governance of the Philippines. He later served the commission government as Secretary of the Interior and Superintendent of Public Instruction.

LeRoy (1875-1909) was Worcester's and William Howard Taft's secretary during the Second Philippine Commission. Both Worcester and LeRoy wrote popular books about the Philippines during the American colonial period.


WCTF accepting nominations for annual awards

The Women of Color Task Force (WCTF), a core group of volunteers organized to identify and meet the specific concerns of women of color of the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses, is accepting nominations of "exemplary women of color who have made significant contributions to the U-M community." Recognition of the winners will be Oct. 21, Rackham Assembly Hall. Criterion for choosing each recipient is detailed on the nomination forms. To receive a form or for more information, call Monica S. Johnson, 763-1317, or Linda Kennedy, 764-8265.


'Posters for Accessibility' at Shapiro

"Posters for Accessibility," an exhibition highlighting the importance of learning/work design addressing all users' needs, will be in the atrium of the Shapiro Library through September. The exhibition, created by students from the School of Art and Design, is part of the Michigan Integrated Design Initiative's (MIDI) Pathfinder project. MIDI is an interdisciplinary research and teaching initiative sponsored by the School of Art and Design and the College of Architecture and Urban Planning.


Gardens open Ethnobotanical Trail

Yellow arrows and interpretive signs guide visitors on the Matthaei Botanical Gardens new Ethnobotanical Trail. Dedicated to plants used for medicinal purposes and in ceremonies honoring rites of passage by Native Americans and European pioneers in the Great Lakes region, the trail highlights the direct relationships between people and plants. The trail continues to be "a work in progress reflecting the Gardens' interest in interdisciplinary studies and multicultural views of plants," says David Michener, assistant curator of the Gardens. For more information, call 998-7061.

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