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News Briefs

Regents to meet April 22

The Board of Regents will hold its monthly meeting April 22 in the Pendleton Room of the Michigan Union. Public comments will open the meeting at 2:30 p.m. People 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.

IRB office to move in May

The Behavioral Sciences & Health Sciences Institutional Review Board (IRB) office is moving to 540 E. Liberty, Suite 202, Ann Arbor, 48104-2210. The IRB office will be closed May 6-7 and will re-open for business May 10. The phone (734) 936-0933 and fax (734) 647-9084 numbers will remain the same.

U-M-Dearborn enrollment increases

Enrollment at U-M-Dearborn increased both in student headcount and total credit hours taken during Winter Term 2004, compared with same-term totals from 2003. The total number of enrolled students increased 0.1 percent from 8,328 in 2003 to 8,337. Total credit hours taken by enrolled students increased 2.5 percent from 73,918 a year ago to 75,731. The largest increase came in the number of students classified as upper-division undergraduates (juniors and seniors). Three units experienced increases for Winter 2004: the School of Management increased 4 percent, the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters is up 3 percent, and the School of Education jumped 1.6 percent.

West Medical Center Drive closure

West Medical Center Drive at Catherine Street will be closed to vehicle traffic April 26-May 22 while a manhole is installed. Pedestrian access remain available. Vehicles will be able to access parking lots and West Medical Center Drive, but only by driving westbound from East Medical Center Drive.

Parking changes

On April 22-23, two-thirds of parking lot M6 on Ann Street between Glen Avenue and Zina Pitcher Place will be closed for utility work. The work also requires the closure of the vehicle entrance on the south side of the Catherine Street parking structure (M5).
From 6-9 a.m., vehicles can enter through the exit on the south side of the building. At other times, the only entry is through the north entrance.

Curriculum grants available

The Dirksen Congressional Center in Illinois invites applications for grants totaling $35,000 in 2004 to help teachers, curriculum developers and others improve the quality of civics instruction, with priority on the role of Congress in the federal government. Areas of interest include designing lesson plans, creating student activities and applying instructional technology in the classroom. College and university faculty are eligible, as are teacher-led student teams and individuals who develop curriculum. Preliminary proposals must be submitted by May 1. Only proposals submitted via e-mail will be accepted. Complete information about eligibility and application procedures may be found at

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