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Regents to meet June 16

The Board of Regents will hold its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. June 16 in the Regents Room of the Fleming Administration Building. Public comments will follow at 4 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. The Record does not publish a print edition June 20; look for coverage of the meeting online and in the June 27 print edition.

Summer Festival impacts Fletcher structure

The annual Ann Arbor Summer Festival (AASF) will be held June 17-July 10 with events at the Power Center for the Performing Arts and the popular Top of the Park on the upper level of the Fletcher Street parking structure. As a result, patient parking for the School of Dentistry and University Health Services (UHS) from the upper level of the Fletcher structure will be relocated into the staff area beginning today (June 13) to enable festival set-up. Patients will need to have parking tickets stamped to verify patient status. Without the verification, a $25 fine will be assessed in addition to the parking fee.

Parking for AASF patrons after hours and on weekends will be available in the Palmer Drive and Fletcher parking structures for $4 per entrance. During the weekdays, patients accessing the Fletcher Street structure must turn right at the base of the structure entrance ramp off Fletcher Street. Staff will continue to turn left to access blue and gold permit spaces.

Traffic congestion should be reduced from last year because all traffic from the Palmer structure will exit onto Palmer Drive rather than through the Fletcher structure. Additonally, staff who park in the Fletcher structure may exit via the Palmer Drive exit. Traffic exiting the Fletcher structure onto Fletcher Street must turn right only after 5 p.m.

In addition, the festival will provide a drop-off and pick-up area at the south end of Fletcher Street in front of UHS to reduce the pedestrian congestion near the parking ramp exit.

CUPA-HR honors U-M innovations

The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) has awarded the 2005 SunGard SCT Technology Award to a U-M team of staff from Human Resources & Affirmative Action (HRAA) and Michigan Administrative Information Systems (MAIS). Sponsored by the Systems & Computer Technology Corporation, the award recognizes demonstrated technological innovation that advances the human resource profession. The award presentation will take place at the CUPA-HR national conference in September and will honor the work of Project Manager Mary L. Maher (HRAA), Compensation Administrator Jennifer R. Tomko (HRAA), Communications Director David T. Reid (HRAA) and HRMS Manager Judy T. Aldrich (MAIS). In support of the University's transition to a new job classification system, members of the team created design modifications to PeopleSoft and developed a Web-enabled job classification database. The U-M team won in the large institutional budget category. CUPA-HR will make a $3,000 contribution to the University's endowment or scholarship fund on behalf of the winning team.

UMHHC honored for environmental leadership

The U-M Hospitals and Health Centers is one of five Michigan hospitals and eight facilities across the country to win the 2005 Environmental Leadership Award for setting the highest standard of environmental performance in health care. Hospitals for a Healthy Environment, an organization that aims to help health care facilities enhance their work place safety, reduce waste and waste disposal costs and become better environmental stewards, sponsored the award.

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