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News Briefs
Regents to meet April 21

The Board of Regents will hold its monthly meeting at 9 a.m. April 21 in the Regents Room of the Fleming Administration Building. Public comments will begin five minutes after the conclusion of the regular business agenda. 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.

Record publication schedule to change after April 24 issue

The University Record will publish its final weekly issue of the academic year April 24. The spring/summer schedule will be May 8 and 22, June 12 and 26, July 10 and 24, and Aug. 14. We will resume our weekly schedule in September. Departments are encouraged to e-mail their news items, accolades and events early during the week of April 17 to for publication April 24.

CCC seeking T-shirt designs for survivor celebration

The Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) 2006 Survivors' Day Planning Committee is sponsoring a T-shirt design contest. On June 11 more than 350 cancer survivors, their families, friends and health care providers will gather to celebrate life at the Survivors' Day event. The CCC will give all cancer survivors attending the event a free T-shirt commemorating the day. The theme of this year's event is "Energize Your Life: Get Movin.'" The design should focus on energy, movement and fun. Contest rules and guidelines are available at

AATA to implement service changes April 30

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) will implement service changes on several routes starting April 30. The following routes are being altered near campus due to long-term construction at the Frieze Building site: Route 2-Plymouth; Route 4-Washtenaw; Route 9U-Jackson-University; Route 12UL-Liberty-University; Route 14-Geddes-E. Stadium; and Route 6-Ellsworth. In addition, the LINK service will end April 29 and will not operate during the summer. It is expected to resume service in late August. As part of the AATA agreement with the University, selected trips on the following routes will not operate during the spring/summer semester: Routes 2, 3 and 4—all to and from downtown Ann Arbor—and Routes 12UL and 36. Further details are available at (734) 996-0400, or

SPORE program seeks head and neck cancer projects

The Head and Neck Specialized Program for Research Excellence (SPORE) is seeking applications for new pilot research projects relevant to head and neck cancer. Through its Developmental Research Program, SPORE will provide investigators the flexibility to generate preliminary data for an R01 application. The program offers $45,000 support for a project to be completed within one year. Funding will be available in July. The deadline for proposals is May 5. For more information call Kim Mejia at (734) 998-6756 or e-mail to obtain an application.

English classes available at Northwood

The Northwood Community English Language Program is offering English classes for families of international students, faculty and staff. Children, teens and adults can register for spring semester classes, and native speakers of English are invited to participate as volunteers. For more information, call (734) 764-9998 or e-mail

Spring fund drive tops last year's mark

Michigan Radio, U-M's public radio station, finished a successful fund drive April 7, bringing in more than $766,000—a 14 percent increase over last year.

The 2006 spring fund drive raised money through a variety of sources, including more than $563,000 in contributions from listeners, and some $203,000 generated from corporate support linked to first-time and renewing member incentives.

"Listeners affirmed their loyalty and the value of our service," says Interim Director of Broadcasting Steve Schram. "The success of Michigan Radio is in listeners' hands and they recognize their responsibility to keeping their station strong."

The incentives were critical for recruiting more than 200 new members during the spring fund drive. Membership support is the single largest source of income for the station, contributing more than 40-percent of the annual operating budget of $5.4 million, Schram says.

Michigan Radio includes WUOM (91.7 FM/Ann Arbor), WFUM-FM (91.1 FM/Flint), and WVGR (104.1 FM/Grand Rapids), and is a service of Michigan Public Media.

CARSS invites letter-of-intent submissions

The Center for Advancing Research and Solutions for Society (CARSS) is seeking the submission of letters of intent leading to proposals consistent with its long-term mission. CARSS was established in January 2003 in part to strengthen the intellectual and methodological foundations of the social and behavioral sciences. Two types of applications will be considered—field development projects which will catalyze newly emerging disciplinary areas and interdisciplinary scholarship with broad implications for both intellectual and potential practical outcomes; and problem-based projects which will constitute multidisciplinary teams to develop, test and scale up solutions to real-world social problems. Interested faculty should contact CARSS Director David Featherman at or (734) 647-5198 prior to submission. Guidelines are available at

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