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Week of October 24, 2011

In Brief

Free tobacco treatment program begins

The free MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service tobacco treatment program is providing coverage for over-the-counter treatment products (there is a $5 co-pay per one-month supply). Seven-week group sessions start at 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 9 and continue Wednesdays at 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A3. Learn about preparing to quit, how quitting affects your body and more. There is a $100 before-tax incentive for completing the program. To register, call 734-998-6222 or go to www.mhealthy.umich.edu/tobacco.

New Mott facility opens Dec. 4

The opening date for inpatient care at the new C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital has been changed from mid-November to Dec. 4. Pediatric outpatient care clinics to the new facility and all grand opening events will proceed as scheduled, including the public open house Nov. 6. The new building, the largest construction project ever at U-M, will open ahead of its original planned date in early 2012. For more information go to www.mottchildren.org.

MLK Symposium event information sought

In preparation for the annual 2012 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium, U-M schools and units are asked to submit related events by Nov. 11 for inclusion in the MLK Symposium booklet. This year’s symposium theme is Building on the Past to a New Generation of Activism. MLK Day is scheduled for Jan. 16; the keynote lecture is at 10 a.m. that day. Submit events at mlksymposium.umich.edu by clicking on “Submit An Event” on top of the homepage calendar. Events submitted after Nov. 11 are posted on the website only. Direct questions to Theda Gibbs at tgibbs@umich.edu.

 

SPOTLIGHT

Maj. Jonathan Liscombe, assistant professor of the Air Force Officer Education Program, on what inspires him: "People who sacrifice their well-being and wealth for others."

EVENTS

Audra McDonald, 8 p.m. Nov. 4, Hill Auditorium.

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