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Week of July 5, 2010

In Brief

Reception honors new provost

President Mary Sue Coleman is inviting all faculty and staff on the Ann Arbor campus to a reception to welcome Provost Philip Hanlon. The reception is from 3:30-5 p.m. July 12 at the Clements Library, 909 S. University Ave. Direct questions to Sarah Plathe, 734-647-6063 or

Elder Elected to DPS Oversight Committee

Michelle Elder, emergency department technician II in the U-M Health System Emergency Department, has been elected as the non-bargained-for staff representative to the Department of Public Safety Oversight Committee for a two-year term, which opened July 1. Elder has worked closely with security, police, fire and emergency services teams in emergency medical services for almost 18 years. The independent committee was established to address grievances and complaints against DPS police officers or the department. For more information go to

Record Update summer publication schedule

From July 12-Aug. 20, the Record Update will be e-mailed to subscribers once a week on Wednesdays. Breaking campus news will be added to the Record Update website,, as it happens. The daily e-mail will resume Aug. 23. The University Record’s summer publication schedule is July 5, 19 and Aug. 16. To read the University Record Online, go to

Regents meeting July 15

The Board of Regents will have its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. July 15 in the Regents Room of the Fleming Administration Building. Public comments on agenda items will be taken prior to their consideration. Comments on nonagenda items will follow the regular business agenda. People with disabilities who need assistance should contact the Office of the Vice President and Secretary of the University in advance at 734-764-3883. For more about regents meetings, go to

Free mouth guard clinic planned

Amateur athletes ages 5 and older participating in sports this fall or winter are invited 9 a.m.-noon July 10 to the School of Dentistry, 1011 N. University Ave., to be fitted for a free custom mouth guard. No appointment is needed. The clinic is limited to the first 120 amateur athletes. For more information about the School of Dentistry go to

Thirteen teachers in Russia for study tour

The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies has been awarded an $86,353 U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program grant for the project “Understanding Contemporary Russia.” Chosen by competitive review, the selected elementary through high school teachers from nine states are spending time through July 17 in Krasnodar and Moscow. Group leaders are Alexander Knysh, professor of Islamic studies, and Olga Maiorova, associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures. For more information go to



Sandy Richter, interior designer, Architecture, Engineering & Construction, on why she loves interior design work at the university: “I love thinking of different ways to use space.”


  • “The Geisha Influence on Kimono Fashion” with Liza Dalby, anthropologist and author who spent a year as a geisha in Japan and was a consultant to the film “Memoirs of a Geisha,” 5:30 p.m. July 15, U-M Museum of Art, Helmut Stern Auditorium.

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