To ensure reimbursement in a February paycheck, turn in health care and/or dependent care reimbursement account(s) claims by Feb. 16. Drop off or mail claims to the Benefits Office (Central Campus), Wolverine Tower-Low Rise G405, 3003 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1278. Claims 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 Web at www.umich.edu/~benefits/, and in the Reimbursement Accounts Claims Kit. For more information, contact any Benefits Office: Central Campus, 763-1214; Medical Campus, 764-6584; Flint, (810) 766-6845; or Dearborn, (313) 593-5192.
WCTF Career Conference is March 3
The 18th Annual Career Conference, sponsored by the Women of Color Task Force, will be held 7 a.m.5 p.m. March 3 in the Modern Languages Bldg. This years theme is The Celebration of a New Era, New Opportunities and a New You. Bertice Berry, comedian and television personality, will be the keynote speaker.
Workshops, focusing on the professional and personal growth of women of color, will be offered throughout the day. The conference is $25 for U-M employees, $45 for others. Pre-register on the Web at www.umich.edu/~wctf by the end of the day today (Feb. 7). Participants also may register on-site beginning at 7 a.m. March 3. For more information, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alzheimers series begins Feb. 10
Turner Geriatric Clinic and the Ypsilanti Area African American Alzheimers Family Circle will sponsor Were Here for You, a free, monthly, family Alzheimers education series. Elizabeth Allen, associate professor of nursing, will discuss Alzheimers disease and caregiving issues 67 p.m. Feb. 10 at Brown Chapel AME Church, 1043 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti.
Future topics, to be presented the second Thursday of each month, include mobility and safety issues, resources and financial help, nursing homes and other options, and how to cope with difficult behaviors.
Registration is not necessary, but call Pat Harris, 482-9891, if you need care for a family member while you are attending a program.
David Goldman talks about Wall Street
David Goldman, the producer, creator and voice of The Laughing Stockbroker Show at www.ABCNews.com, will give a lecture titled Reporting to You from Wall Street at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 10 in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Goldman, who has a background in stand-up comedy, has worked as a financial consultant and stockbroker, and as an executive with The Sharper Image and Danskin.
Goldmans talk is sponsored by the Margaret Waterman Alumnae Group. A luncheon will follow the lecture. For tickets, call 663-3808. All proceeds benefit womens scholarships.
Tennis Center offers membership special
Any student, staff or faculty member who purchases a Varsity Tennis Center indoor membership will receive a free full membership beginning this month. The membership, which expires Aug. 30, entitles individuals to free use of the 12 outdoor courts and $10 per hour indoor court fees during the outdoor season, which begins May 1. Indoor courts are available 8 a.m.1:45 p.m. and 6 p.m.11 p.m. Mon.Fri.; 8 a.m.6 p.m. Sat.; and 8 a.m.8 p.m. Sun. The outdoor courts are open 8 a.m.8 p.m. every day. For more information, call 998-8844.
Summer minority research program seeks applicants
The Minority High School Summer Research Apprentice Program, funded by the Medical School, seeks applicants for the June 26Aug. 18 session. Participants can explore potential careers in medicine or biomedical research by working with U-M investigators on such clinical or basic research projects as high-tech computerized brain imaging and biostatistical analysis.
Minority students who are at least 14 years of age, U.S. citizens or permanent residents and enrolled in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti or Willow Run high schools during the 199900 academic year, are eligible for the eight available apprenticeships. Apprentices will be paid at least the federal minimum wage.
Applications are available at area high schools. Completed applications must be returned to the Office of Student and Minority Affairs at the Medical School by March 3. For more information, call 764-8185.
Kids Kare at Home outlines policies
In response to frequent requests for service this winter, the Kids Kare at Home Program, which provides in-home care for sick children of U-M employees, reminds users of its policies.
If it is not possible to call a day in advance, please be aware that the agency requires at least three to four hours notice prior to your leaving to find available caregivers and route them to your home. During inclement weather, allow even more time.
For more information, contact Leslie de Pietro, email@example.com; Jane Benson,firstname.lastname@example.org; or the Family Care Resources Program, 936-8677.
Find out about the life of a junior faculty member
The Center for the Education of Women (CEW), with co-sponsorship from the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and Career Planning and Placement, will present a panel discussion titled Life of a Junior Faculty Member in Engineering and Science 45:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in the East Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.
Engineering and science faculty members will talk about the transition from graduate student to faculty member. Discussion topics include job interviews and the negotiation process, work loads and basic adjustments in becoming a professor.
For more information, call 998-7080 or visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~cew.
Animal research subjects are focus of RRP sessions
The Office of the Vice President for Researchs Research Responsibility Program (RRP) will present discussion sessions on Protections for Animal Subjects of Research Feb. 10 and Feb. 17. The free sessions emphasize ethical analysis and problem-solving using a case study approach.
Theresa Lee, associate professor of biopsychology, and Howard G. Rush, associate professor of laboratory animal medicine and assistant director, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine, will present Protections for Animal Subjects of Research for a social science audience 57 p.m. Feb. 10 in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.
Lee and Robert C. Dysko, clinical associate professor of laboratory animal medicine, will present the program for a biomedical audience 57 p.m. Feb. 17 in the East Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.
The RRP schedule is on the Web at www.responsibility.research.umich.edu. For information, call 763-1289 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Alumnae Council seeks proposals
The Alumnae Council seeks proposals for funding in 2001 through its Birthday Greeting Program. The 38-year-old program was initiated by women graduates of the U-M to celebrate the Universitys influence on their lives.
Proposed projects should have a direct relationship to the advancement of women at the U-M. A recipient is selected annually by the Alumnae Council to receive funding from gifts made by thousands of U-M alumnae.
To obtain an application, contact Kari Korte, 615-3131 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is Feb. 21.
Geriatrics Center presents lecture series on womens issues
The Geriatrics Center will present three lectures on womens issues and experiences beginning Feb. 15. Women of all ages are welcome to the free, public programs.
For more information, call 764-2556.
Supercomputers are available at CPC
U-M researchers can utilize a variety of parallel supercomputers at the Center for Parallel Computing (CPC), which provides its own machines as well as access to larger systems at national laboratories. The CPC has a large distributed memory IBM system and smaller shared memory systems from SGI that are available for use in research or classes. The machines include an integrated storage system holding terabytes of data and have several software packages installed.
The CPC also has an allocation of time on the large SGI machines at NCSA for use by U-M researchers and classes, and can help users apply for larger allocations on supercomputers at NCSA, NPACI and Maui. Staff also are available to assist in the development and fine tuning of parallel programs.
For more information, visit the Web at www.engin.umich.edu/center/cpc.
Films examining race, ethnicity will be shown Feb. 9
The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies will sponsor a film showing at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in Room 1528, C.C. Little Bldg., as part of the series The Dividing Eye: Racializing Bodies at the Movies. The following short films, examining representations of race and ethnicity, will be shown.
For more information, contact Mensur Dlakic, 764-3554.
U-Move pro-rates fees for winter classes
The U-Move Fitness Program has openings available in many of its aerobic, aquatic, dance and Asian arts classes. Winter course fees will be pro-rated for all missed classes.
U-Move Fitness also has spaces available in its Friday and Saturday Tae Box, Co-ed Cardio Challenge and Yoga classes. For more information, call 764-1342 or visit (8:30 a.m.5 p.m. Mon.Fri.) the U-Move office, Room 1271, Central Campus Recreation Bldg.
Exhibition to display prisoners artwork
The Fifth Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners, featuring more than 100 works by 60 artists from 24 prisons, will be shown Feb. 823 in the Rackham Galleries. Buzz Alexander, professor of English, and Janie Paul, lecturer in art, co-curate the exhibition, which displays a variety of styles and mediums from charcoal portrait drawings to watercolor landscapes to abstract collages. Most works will be for sale, with proceeds going to the artists.
The free exhibition also features a series of events and guest speakers addressing prison and prisoner issues. Ellen Barry, recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, and Dorsey Nunn, ex-prisoner, will speak about their work in California with the organization Legal Services for Prisoners with Children. Other guest speakers include Herschell Turner, art instructor at Ionia Maximum Security Correctional Facility, and former prison artists Tracy Neal and Tom Baxter.
An opening reception will be held 46 p.m. Feb. 8. For more information, contact Alexander or Pilar Anadon, 662-7691 or email@example.com. The Rackham Galleries are open 10 a.m.7 p.m. Mon.Fri. and 10 a.m.3 p.m. Sat.
Play IM volleyball
The Intramural (IM) Sports Program will accept entries for the pre-season volleyball tournament 11 a.m.4:30 p.m. Feb. 1416 at the IM Sports Bldg. The entry fee is $35 per team. A mandatory managers meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 17 in Cliff Keen Arena. The tournament will be held beginning at 10 a.m. Feb. 1920 at the IM Sports Bldg. For more information, call 763-3562.
Improved long-distance access to library resources is here
Members of the U-M community who are not on campus are now able to access most of the University Librarys electronic resources through a proxy server that eliminates the need for a direct connection to the campus network as well as long distance charges.
Faculty, students and staff can use Internet service providers of their choice, such as AOL, Merit, etc. The expanded service requires sign-on with a U-M uniqname and either a distinct Library password or a UMICH password. The Universitys 16-digit ID number will be required to establish or change the Library password.
For additional information, visit the Web at www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/electres/remote/.
Cancer Center needs volunteers
The Cancer Center needs volunteers for the Spring to Life benefit that will be held April 2 at Washtenaw Community College. Volunteers will distribute Spring to Life posters in March and prepare for the benefit the week of March 26. For more information, call Janine, 615-0665.
Software Council will meet Feb. 10
The Ann Arbor Software Council will meet at 5:15 p.m. Feb. 10 in Room 18, Wolverine Tower. Dick Eidswick, co-founder of Network Express, will discuss Software Entrepreneur Essentials. Marvin Parnes, associate vice president for research and interim director of the Technology Management Office, will speak about the U-Ms technology transfer program and the commercialization of the Universitys research activities.
Advance registration is requested. The cost is $10 for members, $15 for prospective members and $5 for students. Register on the Web at www.annarborchamber.org/softcouncil or contact Martha Johnson, 214-0101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rackham, CRLT offer seminar for grad students on college teaching
The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) will offer a seminar, Hitting the Ground Running: Preparing for Your First Faculty Job, in May for advanced graduate students who have some college or university teaching experience. The seminar will meet twice a week for four weeks. The application deadline is March 17.
Graduate students selected for the seminar will be recognized as Michigan Teaching Fellows; receive free books, materials and seminar admission; talk to recent U-M graduates about faculty life at other universities; visit other colleges and universities to learn about different higher educational settings; read and discuss topics in teaching and learning; participate in interdisciplinary discussions; write a statement of teaching philosophy and develop a complete teaching portfolio; design a syllabus for a course to be taught as a first year junior faculty member; and learn more about current issues in higher education.
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and a list of teaching and teaching preparation experiences to Rackham-CRLT Seminar on Teaching, CRLT, Room 3300, School of Education Bldg. 1259. For more information, contact Matt Kaplan, 936-0644 or email@example.com.
Four Artists from Shanghai opens Feb. 11 at Residential College
Looking Out/Looking In: Four Artists from Shanghai will be on display at the Residential College/East Quadrangle Art Gallery Feb. 11March 12. The exhibition features contemporary works by Ding Yi, Hu Jie Ming, Shi Yong and Zhou Tiehai, and is curated by Tim Schouten.
The four artists represent a wide range of artistic styles and mediums, from video work to painting to photography. Hu Jie Ming will give a talk on his work at 3 p.m. Feb. 11 in Room 124, East Quadrangle.
The exhibition is co-sponsored by the International Institute, Institute for the Humanities, Center for Chinese Studies, Office of the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, LS&A Deans Office, Office of Academic and Multicultural Initiatives, and the School of Art and Design. For information, visit the Web, www.rc.lsa.umich.edu/exhibits.
Feeling depressed, anxious? Check out New Ways to Feel Good group
Turner Geriatric Clinic will offer New Ways to Feel Good, a therapy group for adults age 60 and older who are experiencing feelings of depression or anxiety. The group will meet for 10 consecutive weeks and employ cognitive therapy techniques. Group members will learn to identify and question the automatic thoughts that can affect the way they feel. Interested individuals will be interviewed by group leaders beginning Feb. 16. For more information, call Janet Fogler or Sally Edwards, 764-2556.
Documentary photographer Allen to present work Feb. 911
Documentary photographer Paula Allen, whose pictures have recorded womens histories throughout the world, will present her work Feb. 911.
The free, public series, Documenting Womens Struggles: The Power of Image and Intimacy, will feature slide presentations and discussion of works from Allens recently published book Flowers in the Desert.
Allen also has covered the Solidarity movement in Poland, the dismantling of the Berlin Wall and the conflict in Northern Ireland.
Allens visit is sponsored by the School of Social Work, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, Department of Anthropology, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching and the Residential College. For more information, contact Janet Finn, firstname.lastname@example.org or 764-2361.
Author Lee K. Abbott speaks Feb. 10
Lee K. Abbott, professor of English at Ohio State University and fiction author, will read from his work at 5 p.m. Feb. 10 in Rackham Amphitheater. Abbott is the author of six collections of short stories. He has won the Pushcart Prize and the Story Quarterly Prize for Fiction. He also is a two-time recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and of nominations for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.
Abbotts free, public talk is sponsored by the Department of English and the Office of the Provost. For more information, call 764-6330.