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Lewis to take Emory post

Earl Lewis, dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and vice provost for academic affairs-graduate studies, will be provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Emory University in Atlanta beginning July 1. At U-M, he led the Presidential Search Advisory Committee that recommended the regents hire Mary Sue Coleman, and he served as director of the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies. He joined U-M in 1989 as an associate professor of history and of Afroamerican and African studies, and was named professor in 1995. He was named interim dean of Rackham in 1997, and dean in 1998.

Book collection exhibit on display

Winners have been named in the first competition for best book collections among students, sponsored by the Friends of the University Library. First place went to graduate student Annalissa Herbert for her collection on the period of America's control of the Philippines early in the 20th century, and undergraduate Jacob Bourjaily for his collection of landmark texts on the history of mathematics and science. Samples from the winning collections will be on display in the north lobby of the Hatcher Graduate Library throughout March. Prizes will be awarded and the exhibit opened at a reception in the Hatcher north lobby at 7:30 p.m. March 8. For more information, call (734) 764-9377 or e-mail

Siren test reminder

Ann Arbor's Office of Emergency Management is scheduled to resume monthly tests of warning sirens at 1 p.m. March 9. The sirens are intended to warn people of the imminent potential for a severe weather incident; they are meant to be heard by people who are outside, not those inside buildings. Tests are cancelled during below-freezing or threatening weather.

Elimination of printed time schedule

U-M no longer will publish a printed version of the Schedule of Classes after Winter Term 2004. The class information contained in the document constantly is being updated by departments and becomes outdated quickly. The online Schedule of Classes,, will be updated nightly. Wolverine Access also has real-time course and class information. Other information previously found in the printed time schedule concerning policies, calendars and deadlines can be found at

In addition, PDF versions of the online Schedule of Classes will be refreshed nightly through the end of the term and will remain on the Web for the current and the previous academic years. Beginning in 2006, archived versions of the Schedule of Classes will be transferred to the Bentley Historical Library, which will post the archived PDFs on its Web site for easy access.

Computer backup available to computer users

Information Technology Central Services reminds U-M computer users of the availability of an automated backup service—Connected Network Backup (CNB)—for individual Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000 and XP desktops. Although data stored on department servers is secure and protected against corruption, data stored on workstations, desktop or laptop, is vulnerable to hard drive crashes, viruses and theft of the device. The CNB service provides University faculty and staff with an inexpensive, efficient way to protect the data stored on their personal Windows workstation hard drive, and a way to recover that data in the event of a disaster. The backup mechanism is secure, scheduled and automatic, and it allows restoration of all files, applications and the operating system. There is an archival capability that automatically preserves up to 20 versions of a file for up to 60 days. For additional information, visit

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