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Week of November 15, 2010

In Brief

Submit holiday closing hours to Record

The University Record will compile a list of holiday closing and reduced service reminders to print in the Dec. 13 issue. Units that wish to be included in the publication must submit information by 5 p.m. Nov. 30. The Record does not publish Nov. 29. Remaining editions of The University Record this year are Nov. 22, and Dec. 6 and 13.

Power Award nominations deadline Nov. 22

Nominations are sought for the 2011 Academic Women’s Caucus Sarah Goddard Power Award. The deadline is Nov. 22. To qualify, a candidate should have made significant contributions to the development of the status of women at U-M in addition to demonstrating exceptional leadership, notable scholarship or significant professional accomplishments. For a nomination form or more information, go to sitemaker.umich.edu/awc.

Diversifying Award nominations due Nov. 22

The Academic Women’s Caucus invites nominations for the Rhetaugh G. Dumas Progress in Diversifying Award. The deadline is Nov. 22. The award recognizes outstanding institutional initiative in demonstrating notable progress by academic units in achieving ethnic/racial and gender diversity in the professor, clinical professor, research professor and research scientist faculty ladders/tracks. For more information, go to sitemaker.umich.edu/awc.

Copier security recommendations available

Some digital photocopiers can retain data from copied documents on their hard drives, potentially placing sensitive information at risk of exposure. The university’s managed copier program ensures that Konica Minolta copiers leased to the U-M community are secure and appropriately disposed of at the end of their lifecycle. For more information on the managed copier program go to www.procurement.umich.edu/show_full_contract.php?target=54. Information and Technology Services has published security recommendations for copiers. Learn more at safecomputing.umich.edu/copier_security.php.

Kids Kare now offering registration for childcare backup

Online registration has started for the Work/Life Resource Center’s Kids Kare at Home program, an emergency back-up option for those times when regular childcare is unavailable. For more information or to register for the Kids Kare at Home program, faculty, staff and students should go to hr.umich.edu/worklife/kidskare/index.html. To ensure access to the service beginning Jan. 1, pre-register now through Dec. 10. An hourly rate of service will be determined upon registration.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Jane Sullivan, graduate student coordinator in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, on working at her alma mater:“I always thought it would be a great place to work, and for me it’s turned out to be the case.”

EVENTS

Artist Wangechi Mutu’s lecture “My Dirty Little Heaven,” 5-6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Michigan Theater.

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