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Board of Regents to meet Nov. 14
The Board of Regents will hold its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Regents Room of the Fleming Administration Building. Public comments will be held at 4 p.m. Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance should contact the Office of the Vice President and Secretary of the University in advance at (734) 764-3883. For TTY services, call (734) 647-1388.

New business creation seminar
The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, U-M Tech Transfer and the Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance will host the second annual “Seminar on New Business Creation for U-M Faculty.” The event, scheduled from 7:30 a.m.­4:30 p.m. Nov. 22 in Room E0540 of the Business School, is designed to give University faculty and researchers introductory knowledge about creating new businesses. Topics will address specific needs of University researchers for the first steps of commercialization, including how to work effectively with TechTransfer and raising funds for a new business. Registration is $95 for materials and includes lunch. For more information or to register, e-mail

Humanities Institute Fellowships
The Institute for the Humanities welcomes applications for 2003­04 faculty fellowships from full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty at the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. The institute encourages eligible faculty in the visual, performing and creative arts to apply. Faculty fellows are residents in the institute, where they have offices, participate in a weekly seminar with other faculty and graduate student fellows, and teach one course. Selection criteria include the humanities content of the proposed research project, and its promise and significance. Interest in interdisciplinary work is another factor, along with the quality, significance and breadth of the applicant’s prior work. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 6 and may be obtained at, by e-mail at, or by calling (734) 936-3518.

Library offers Bible exhibit
Bibles and other religious works dating back to the year 119, including the earliest known copy of the letters of St. Paul, are part of the annual exhibit in the Special Collections Library that runs through Jan. 11. The exhibit, “From Papyri to King James: The Evolution of the English Bible,” includes materials written on papyrus, parchment and paper that led to the English translation of 1611 known as the King James Bible. On display are a number of distinguished documents marking significant milestones in the history of the biblical text. For more information, call (734) 764-9377.

Films of India and Mexico highlighted
University Library resources that demonstrate the contributions of the major film-producing areas of the world, including India—the country that has been leading the world in annual theatrical film production since the 1970s—are featured in a new exhibit in the north lobby of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. “From Silent to Talkie: Chronicling the Feature Film in India and Mexico,” includes photo reproductions of movie stars, film stills, ads, filmmakers and audiences, as well as DVD and VHS cover art and books. The exhibit is free and open to the public, and it runs through the end of December. For holdings information and check-out procedures for the Film and Video Library, visit

Endangered species restoration Hank Fischer, special projects coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation, will share his experiences working with endangered species restoration from 4­5:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Michigan Room of the Michigan League. Fischer has been involved with endangered species restoration, including wolves, grizzly bears and black-footed ferrets. He was a leader in the 10-year effort to restore wolves to Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho. The Ecosystem Management Initiative of the School of Natural Resources and Environment sponsors Fischer’s talk. For more information, call (734) 615-6431 or visit

Global governance through networks
Anne-Marie Slaughter, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and president of the American Society of International Law, will deliver the lecture, “A New World Order: Global Governance through Government Networks,” at 4:15 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Institute for Social Research, Room 6050. Slaughter’s lecture is part of the institute’s Jacobson Lecture. For more information, call (734) 763-1348.

Power Award deadline approaching
The Academic Women’s Caucus (AWC) is seeking nominations for the 2003 Sarah Goddard Power Award. The award is presented annually to women who have distinguished themselves through their leadership, scholarship and sustained service on behalf of women. Eligible candidates include instructors, lecturers, primary researchers, librarians, curators and senior administrative staff. Faculty who are no longer employed by the University but held an appointment within the year prior to nomination also are eligible. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 22. Nominations may be submitted online at For more information about the AWC or nomination criteria, visit or call (734) 764-5188.

CEW hosts two workshops
The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) will host a pair of events designed to educate women in the campus community. From 7­8:30 p.m. Nov. 11, CEW will host the presentation, “Nonprofit Administration: Career Insights from Women Administrators,” at the center, 330. E. Liberty. The workshop is designed to provide an overview of day-to-day life in nonprofit administration and detail the skills needed for such jobs. The event is co-sponsored by the Business School, Career Planning and Placement, the Gerald Ford School of Public Policy and the School of Social Work.

From noon­1:30 p.m. Nov. 13, CEW will host “Re-Boot Your Relationships,” in the Michigan Room of the Michigan League. The program will feature ideas and techniques for improving important life relationships, from family to co-workers. The Work/Life Resources Program and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program sponsor the program. For more information, call (734) 998-7080.

Snorkeling Michigan’s inland lakes
Nancy Washburne, author of “Snorkeling Guide to Michigan’s Inland Lakes,” will narrate a video presentation on little-known fish and other inhabitants of Michigan’s inland lakes at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 a the Exhibit Museum. The video and talk will cover a variety of species, including bass, pike, bluegill, trout, herring and turtles. For more information, call (734) 763-4190.

International Inst. hosts seminar
The International Institute will host the symposium “Sacred Spaces and Heretical Knowledge: National Universities and Global Politics” from 2­4 p.m. Nov. 15 in the School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. The symposium follows up on the institute’s August seminar that brought together visiting scholars, public figures, faculty and graduate students to consider the challenges posed by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 and their aftermath to the internationalizing project of North American universities. U-M faculty will discuss a pre-circulated, expanded version of a position paper prepared for the August seminar. For more information, call (734) 936-6510.

Early paydays in Nov. and Dec.
Employees will be paid early in November and December. The last biweekly and monthly payrolls for November both will be distributed Nov. 27. The December monthly payroll will be distributed Dec. 20 and the last biweekly payroll will be Dec. 27, per the normal biweekly pay schedule.

U-M vs. Ohio State ‘Blood Battle’
The Alpha Phi Omega-Gamma Pi chapter is sponsoring the annual U-M vs. Ohio State “Blood Battle,” Nov. 11­22. U-M will host 24 blood drives during the 11-day competition leading up to the Nov. 23 football game in Columbus. This year, for the first time, donors also can register at the Michigan Union to give bone marrow. U-M donated more than 1,700 pints of blood to win last year’s battle. The Red Cross has set up the following donation dates and locations: Nov. 11, 3­9 p.m. Bursley, 2­8 p.m. Stockwell and Hillel; Nov. 12, 2­8 p.m. Couzens and East Quad; Nov. 13, 2­8 p.m. South Quad and Alice Lloyd; Nov. 14, 2­8 p.m. West Quad, West Quad-Bus and Mosher-Jordan; Nov. 15, 11 a.m.­5 p.m. Chrysler Center, 2­8 p.m. Mary Markley; Nov. 17, 2­8 p.m. Michigan Union Anderson Room; Nov. 18, 2­8 p.m. Michigan Union Anderson Room and Michigan League; Nov. 19, 2­8 p.m. Michigan Union Anderson Room and Pierpont Commons; Nov. 20­21 7 a.m.­1 p.m. and 1­7 p.m. U-M Hospital Towsley Center, 2­8 p.m. Michigan Union Pendleton Room; Nov. 22, 2­8 p.m. East Hall Atrium.

The Blood Battle is supported by the American Red Cross and the Michigan Student Assembly. For more information, visit

Changes at UMHS, history department
The Historical Center for the Health Sciences has changed its name to the Center for the History of Medicine. The center’s mission is to conduct original research on the history of medicine; promote dialogue on issues related to health and society in university, medical and lay communities; and to preserve and make accessible materials related to the history of medicine, biomedical research, public health, nursing, and medical and hospital administration. Department of History faculty are in the process of moving to Haven Hall. Some phone disruption may occur during the move, expected to finish Nov. 20. The department’s administrative offices will remain in 1029 Tisch Hall.

‘Assets, Poverty and Children’ lecture
Michael W. Sherraden will present the Fedele F. and Iris M. Fauri Memorial Lecture, “Assets, Poverty and Children,” at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Educational Conference Center, 1080 S. University Ave. Sherraden is a professor at Washington University in St. Louis. He is an alumnus of the U-M School of Social Work. The event is co-sponsored by the schools of social work at U-M and Wayne State University. For more information, call (734) 763-3395.

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