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I am pleased with the mix of faculty selected for the May 2000 Road Scholar trip, said Earl Lewis, dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies. The group includes people who have just recently joined the U-M, some who have been here for several years and a few who have been at the U-M their entire career. With the 1999 trip we found that a similar mix of faculty laid the groundwork for many positive exchanges and even set the stage for later collaboration.
With one successful Road Scholar trip accomplished, Lewis added, I eagerly anticipate the ways in which this second group of faculty will learn and interact with community presenters all over the state, develop interdisciplinary connections within the U-M community and basically have an experience that they will remember as a highlight of their years as U-M faculty members.
The traveling seminar is designed to expose participants to the states economy, government and politics, culture, educational systems, health and social issues, history, and geography. Designed to increase mutual knowledge and understanding between the University and the people and communities of the state, the tour introduces participants to the places most U-M students call home, encourages service to the public, and suggests ways faculty can help address state issues through research.
Tour planning and administration are handled by the State Outreach Office in the Office of the Vice President for Government Relations. The project coordinator is Susan Froelich, associate director of state outreach.
The scholars who will call a bus home for several days in May are, by unit:
College of EngineeringMichael Atzmon, associate professor; Aline J. Cotel, assistant professor; Joanna Mirecki Millunchick, assistant professor; John A. Nees, assistant research scientist; and William W. Schultz, associate professor.
College of PharmacyDuane Kirking, professor and division head.
Law School LibraryMargaret A. Leary, director and librarian.
LS&A: Department of BiologyLaura J. Olsen, associate professor. Department of EnglishJune M. Howard, associate professor; Eric S. Rabkin, professor; David W. Thomas, assistant professor. International InstituteCarol W. Dickerman, director. Department of Near Eastern StudiesNorman Yoffee, professor and acting chair. Department of PhysicsMyron K. Campbell, professor. Department of SociologyReynolds Farley, professor (also research scientist, Population Studies Center).
School of Art and DesignJan-Henrik Andersen, assistant professor.
School of Business AdministrationJaideep Anand, assistant professor; Sudheer Gupta, assistant professor.
School of DentistrySondra M. Gunn, assistant professor emerita.
Medical SchoolSumer B. Pek, professor; Margaret Punch, clinical associate professor; Anjanette M. Stoltz, clinical instructor.
School of MusicMichael Gould, assistant professor.
School of Natural Resources and EnvironmentDaniel G. Brown, associate professor.
School of NursingSeonae Yeo, associate professor.
School of Public HealthRosemary Rochford, assistant professor.
School of Social WorkCharles Garvin, professor.
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban PlanningInam Aseem, assistant professor; Patrick S. McGovern, assistant professor.
U-M-DearbornSridhar Lakshmanan, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.
U-M-FlintRobert W. Barnett, associate professor of English, and Paul E. ODonnell, professor and chair, Department of Foreign Languages.