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Week of January 24, 2011

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Career conference registration opens

Registration is open through Feb. 21 for the 29th Women of Color Task Force annual career conference, set for 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 4 at three campus sites. This year’s theme is YOU First: Balancing Work, Family & Life. Attendees can visit more than 30 workshops, a networking luncheon, and a vendor marketplace featuring local businesses in the Michigan League, Rackham Auditorium and the Modern Languages Building. For more information contact Eilisha Dermont at 734-764-6277 or View the list of workshops at

Campus safety and services survey available

The Department of Public Safety would like to hear from students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors regarding their perceptions of campus safety and services provided by DPS. The 11-question survey, which expands on the bi-annual customer service survey conducted by Business and Finance, can be completed online and submitted anonymously. Access it at The results will be analyzed for customer service evaluation and during strategic planning efforts. E-mail questions to



Diana Paterno, graduate program assistant, Department of Sociology, on the farming organization Wishing Tree Gardens: “We enrich not just the soil, but the whole community.”


Zell Visiting Writers Series with Mary Gaitskill, 5 p.m. Feb. 10, U-M Museum of Art, Helmut Stern Auditorium.

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