The University Record, June 5, 2000


Regents will meet June 15–16

The Regents will meet beginning at 1:30 p.m. June 15 in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Bldg. Reports from the Committee on the Economic Status of the Faculty from all three campuses will be given. Updates from the Alumni Association and the Athletic Department also are on the agenda.

Public comments will be heard at 4 p.m. Individuals wishing to address the board on the issue of whether the University should divest itself of tobacco stocks or on any other topic can sign up to speak by visiting the Web at or by sending e-mail to

The meeting will continue at 9:30 a.m. June 16 with consideration of regular agenda items as well as a recommendation regarding the divestment of tobacco stocks.

Health System units move

The following units in the Health System have moved or will be doing so in June.

  • The Hospital Accounting, Hospital Reimbursement, Accounts Payable, Budget Office, Financial Planning and TSI Infrastructure and Benchmarking offices currently in the North Ingalls Bldg. will move to Suite 100, 2500 Green Road, on June 15. Employee phone numbers will remain the same.

  • The Volunteer Services Office has moved to L2613 Women’s Hospital 0237. All phone numbers remain the same.

  • The Medical School Office of Technology Transfer and Corporate Research is now located at 6546 Kresge I. The phone and fax numbers remain the same.

    Elkin named to head conflict resolution office

    Keith Elkin has been appointed director of the Office of Student Conflict Resolution, effective July 10.

    Elkin comes to the U-M from the University of Rochester where since 1994 he was assistant and then associate dean of students. In these roles he was responsible for the administration of Rochester’s judicial system as the chief judicial officer. Prior to that he was an attorney in Miami, Fla.

    Elkin brings a range of student affairs administrative experience to the University, including directing Services for Disabled Students and operating the Dean of Students office at Rochester. As a certified mediator, he has managed mediation and mentoring systems.

    In addition to a J.D., he holds an M.S. in higher education administration, both from the University of Miami.

    Mileage reimbursement rate increased

    The mileage reimbursement rate for faculty and staff who use their personal automobiles on University business has been increased to 32.5 cents per mile, effective for University business travel after May 31.

    IT Zone announces June Hi-Tech Tuesday programs

    The Ann Arbor IT Zone will hold three Hi-Tech Tuesday programs at 5 p.m. June 13, 20 and 27 at the Launch Pad, 330 E. Liberty St. Topics include:

  • June 13, “How to Create an Integrated Marketing Program Online and Off,” Amy Harcourt of Definitive Marketing; John Debow of Michigan Live; Kraig Pendleton of Steam Advertising and Design; and Tom Brooks, sales and promotion coordinator, Athletics Department.

  • June 20, “Developing an Equity Funding Plan,” Jim Price, director of Company Crafters and chairman of

  • June 27, “How to Establish and Maintain an Employee Stock Option Program,” Cynthia Moore, Dickinson Wright PLLC.

    Each program is free for IT Zone members, $25 for non-members and $5 for students. Individuals may pay by credit card on the Web at or by cash or check at the door. For more information, call (734) 623-8286 or visit the Web site.

    Housing Bureau hosts senior HomeShare information sessions

    The Housing Bureau for Seniors will hold information sessions about its HomeShare program 10 a.m.–noon June 9 and 6:30–8 p.m. June 14 in Suite C, Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road.

    The 16-year-old HomeShare program enables senior citizens in Washtenaw County to remain in their homes by matching them with individuals willing to provide some services in exchange for affordable housing. Current program participants will be available to discuss their experiences with home sharing. Call (734) 998-9339 to reserve a seat.

    The Housing Bureau for Seniors is a Health System Community Health Services support program.

    Reimbursement account deadlines set

    To ensure reimbursement in a June paycheck, health care and/or dependent care reimbursement account(s) claims are due by 5 p.m. June 20 for all individuals, whether paid biweekly or monthly. 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, and in the Reimbursement Accounts Claims Kit. For more information, contact any Benefits Office: Central Campus, (734) 763-1214; Medical Campus, (734) 764-6584; Flint, (810) 766-6845; or Dearborn, (313) 593-5192.

    Cancer Center seeks applications for SPORE research grant

    The Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking applications from tenure-track faculty members for prostate cancer research. The center’s Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) Committee is interested in translational research that focuses on understanding mechanisms involved in prostate cancer development or finding a cure for prostate cancer. Exceptional applications will be included in a five-year competing application that will be submitted to the National Cancer Institute in fall 2001 with funding starting July 1, 2002.

    An application form and a one-page abstract that contains some evidence of preliminary data are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 8. The abstracts will be judged on the basis of scientific merit, relevance to prostate cancer and translational component. Investigators whose abstracts are deemed appropriate will be invited to present and discuss their research at a proposal development workshop in October.

    Final selections will be made in January 2001. For an application form, contact Julie DeFilippo, (734) 763-3455 or, For more information, call Ken Pienta or Kathy Cooney, (734) 647-3421, or Jill Miller, (734) 615-2068.

    Information economy theorist to speak June 8

    Hal Varian, dean of the School of Information Management and Systems, University of California, Berkeley, and co-author of Information Rules, will discuss “Technology Changes. Economic Laws Do Not” at 5:30 p.m. June 8 in the Michigan Union Ballroom. Registration and a book-signing session will begin at 4:30 p.m. A question-and-answer period will follow the lecture.

    Varian, who has taught at the U-M, MIT, Stanford and Oxford, specializes in information economy theory and is widely cited in the fields of economics and information technology. Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of, called Varian’s and co-author Carl Shapiro’s Information Rules “that rare book that looks dispassionately and intelligently at the Internet and its place in the history of economies and markets—applying the traditional rules of economics to the emerging information marketplace.”

    The public program, co-sponsored by the Ann Arbor IT Zone and the Ann Arbor Software Council, is free for members of either organization and students, and $15 for non-members. Individuals can register on the Web at, call (734) 623-8286 or send e-mail to, Payment can be made by credit card on the Web or by cash or check at the door.

    U-Move is offering morning fitness classes

    Looking for a workout to fit into your busy day? The U-Move Fitness program is offering morning classes that fit into a working schedule. CardioChoice, one of U-Move’s new courses, features a warm-up, cool-down, abdominal stretching session and main cardiovascular workout that varies daily. Aerobics, tae boxing and kick boxing are alternately offered as the cardiovascular component. To register or for more information, stop by the U-Move office, 1271 Central Campus Recreation Bldg., or call (734) 764-1342.

    Turner Clinic, Center seek costume jewelry donations

    The Turner Clinic and the Turner Senior Resource Center are collecting costume jewelry for a fall sale that will benefit Turner’s community programs. Jewelry can be dropped off at the Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, or at the Turner Clinic, Cancer and Geriatrics Centers Bldg. For more information, call Lynn Stern, (734) 764-2556.

    Observatory holds open houses June 14, 28

    The U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann St. at Observatory St., will hold open houses noon–3 p.m. June 14 and June 28. The newly restored 1854 observatory features telescopes from the 1850s in their original mounts, including an 1857 16-inch refracting telescope and an 1854 meridian circle.

    A $5 donation is suggested for admission. For more information, call (734) 763-2230.

    Broadsides on display at Clements

    “The Broadside,” an exhibition of selected American broadside publications from the Clements Library collections, will be on display 1–4:45 p.m. Mon.–Fri. through June 30 at the Clements Library.

    Broadsides, single sheets of paper printed on one side only, were an important medium for the timely transmission of news and information in the Colonies and on the frontier. Items in the exhibition include official proclamations, recruiting posters, reward posters, commercial advertisements and ballads.

    For more information, call (734) 764-2347.

    Children’s Centers hold annual picnic

    The U-M Children’s Centers will hold their annual picnic 6–8 p.m. June 6 at Burns Park. (The rain date is June 7.) All families and alumni of the Children’s Center and the Children’s Center for Working Families are invited. Attendees should bring a dish to pass. For more information, call (734) 763-6784 or (734) 998-7600.

    Chemistry, physics handbook is available online

    The 2000 version of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is available on the Web at This version includes information from the 80th edition of the CRC Handbook.

    The University Library acquired Web access to the resource for the Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn campuses.

    Arb sponsors lecture on peony in Chinese art

    Roslyn Hammers, Ph.D. candidate in history of art, will discuss “Approaches to the Peony in Chinese Art” at 7 p.m. June 7 at the Reader Center in the Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights. Her lecture, sponsored by Nichols Arboretum, will include an introduction to some of the fundamental ideas about Chinese painting. Hammers also will address the range of peony paintings along with a few poems that offer insight into the visual interpretations of these flowers.

    For more information, call (734) 998-9540.

    Carillon Recital Series is June 19–July 31

    The School of Music, College of Engineering, and Jim and Millie Irwin will sponsor the “Seven Mondays at Seven” International Carillon Recital Series with performances at 7 p.m. Mondays June 19–July 31 at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Tower, North Campus. The Lurie Carillon contains 60 bells ranging in weight from six tons to 20 pounds.

    Listeners should bring blankets or lawn chairs. Performers may be watched on closed circuit television as they play, and the playing room will be open to the audience following the recital. Programs will be provided. Scheduled performers are:

  • June 19, Bernard Winsemius, professor at the Netherlands Carillon School and carillonist for the city of Haarlem and the South Church in Amsterdam.

  • June 26, David Wu, U-M Inteflex student in neuroscience and a member of the North American Carillon Guild.

  • July 3, Eddy Marien, professor at the Belgian Carillon School and carillonist of the cities of Mechelen, Louvain and Meise.

  • July 10, Suzanne Magassy, carillonist in Canberra, Australia.

  • July 17, Ann-Kirstine Christiansen, director of the Scandinavian Carillon School (Denmark) and president of the Nordic Carillon Society.

  • July 24, Margo Halsted, associate professor of music (campanology) and university carillonist.

  • July 31, Julianne vanden Wyngaard, professor and university carillonist, Grand Valley State University.

    For more information, contact Halsted, (734) 764-2539 or, or visit the Web at The first three concerts are part of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

    Medical Center IT sponsors blood drive June 21

    The Medical Center Information Technology (IT) department is sponsoring a blood drive 9 a.m.–3 p.m. June 21 at the Arbor Lakes facility, 4251 Plymouth Road. If you would like to donate blood, contact Barbara Stanny, (734) 615-0425 or For more information about donating blood and/or a list of upcoming blood drives at the University, visit the Web at

    Computers on sale

    M-Stores, the Office of the Chief Information Officer and Information Technology Federation Executive announce a year-end computer sale for U-M units and departments. Details and pricing on laptops, desktops and servers, as well as ordering information, is on the Web at The sale takes place June 7–27. Apple products must be ordered by June 16.