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Week of July 25, 2011

In Brief

Kelsey Museum offers docent training

The Kelsey Museum is presenting a new docent training class starting in September and continuing through April 2012. The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology houses a permanent collection of nearly 100,000 artifacts from the ancient and early medieval cultures of Egypt, the Middle East, Greece and Italy. Highlights include textiles, glass, pottery, sculpture, coins and artifacts of daily life from Roman Egypt. Interested applicants can call 734-647-0441 or 734-647-4167, or email talalay@umich.edu or tegerr@umich.edu.

Students place second in programming contest

A team of three U-M computer science students recently placed second in the 2011 Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals. Team members were undergraduates Qifeng Chen and Jonathan Plotzke, and computer science and engineering doctoral student Mark Gordon. The U-M team was one of only two teams to solve all eight problems in the competition. Team coaches are Kevin Compton, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering, and Dennis Matveyev of Ford Motor Co.

New Faculty Orientation Aug. 31

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching present a New Faculty Orientation from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 31 in the Michigan League. The program will include remarks by President Mary Sue Coleman and Stephen Forrest, vice president for research, and interactive sessions. An Information Fair is included, with representatives from key university offices providing materials and answering questions. For more information contact Carolyn Parker (cwparker@umich.edu; 763-0159), or go to www.crlt.umich.edu/faculty/facorientation.php.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Megan Wellman, ophthalmic technician II, Kellogg Eye Center, Canton Health Center, U-M Health System, on illustrating children’s books: “I’ve just always enjoyed the human body, facial expressions, the movement … and bringing that across in a two-dimensional form.”

EVENTS

The Center for Japanese Studies Free Summer Film Series presents “A Scene at the Sea,” 7-9 p.m. Aug. 12, Angell Hall Auditorium A.

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