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 www.umich.edu/~regents/publform.html or by sending e-mail to email@example.com.
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.
The following units in the Health System have moved or will be doing so in June.
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 Rochesters 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.
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.
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:
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 www.annarboritzone.org or by cash or check at the door. For more information, call (734) 623-8286 or visit the Web site.
The Housing Bureau for Seniors will hold information sessions about its HomeShare program 10 a.m.noon June 9 and 6:308 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.
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 www.umich.edu/~benefits/, 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.
The Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking applications from tenure-track faculty members for prostate cancer research. The centers 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, For more information, call Ken Pienta or Kathy Cooney, (734) 647-3421, or Jill Miller, (734) 615-2068.
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 Amazon.com, called Varians and co-author Carl Shapiros Information Rules that rare book that looks dispassionately and intelligently at the Internet and its place in the history of economies and marketsapplying 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 www.annarboritzone.org, call (734) 623-8286 or send e-mail to email@example.com, Payment can be made by credit card on the Web or by cash or check at the door.
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-Moves 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.
The Turner Clinic and the Turner Senior Resource Center are collecting costume jewelry for a fall sale that will benefit Turners 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.
The U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann St. at Observatory St., will hold open houses noon3 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.
The Broadside, an exhibition of selected American broadside publications from the Clements Library collections, will be on display 14:45 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.
The U-M Childrens Centers will hold their annual picnic 68 p.m. June 6 at Burns Park. (The rain date is June 7.) All families and alumni of the Childrens Center and the Childrens Center for Working Families are invited. Attendees should bring a dish to pass. For more information, call (734) 763-6784 or (734) 998-7600.
The 2000 version of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is available on the Web at www.hbcpnetbase.com/CRCBook/. 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.
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.
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 19July 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:
For more information, contact Halsted, (734) 764-2539 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Web at www.music.umich.edu. The first three concerts are part of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival.
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 email@example.com. For more information about donating blood and/or a list of upcoming blood drives at the University, visit the Web at www.med.umich.edu/blooddrives/.
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 www.mstores.umich.edu/catalog. The sale takes place June 727. Apple products must be ordered by June 16.