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  1. September 21, 1992

    Interdisciplinary Women’s Health Initiative schedules symposium

    By Deborah Gilbert News and Information Servcies After decades of neglect, women’s health has finally hit the top of the public policy agenda. In that spirit, interested faculty from a range of departments, with the support of the Office of the Vice President for Research, have launched the Women’s Health Initiative—an interdisciplinary “thinktank” of medical,…
  2. September 21, 1992

    Media make most FOIA requests

    About 25 FOIA requests are logged with Nordby each month. About one-fourth of them come from students, faculty, the Michigan Daily and the Michigan Review. “The largest number are from the media and within that group the majority are from sports writers seeking information about the Athletic Department.” She says major newspapers, such as the…
  3. September 21, 1992

    Virginia Nordby will retire in June

    Virginia B. Nordby, who has held a number of posts in the University over the past 19 years, has announced that she will retire at the end of June 1993. She currently is the University’s chief freedom of information officer and has been an associate vice president for student affairs since January 1991. In addition,…
  4. September 21, 1992

    FOIA: It covers more than you might think

    By Jane R. Elgass Remember those notes you took at a meeting on your feelings about a sensitive issue and tucked under some papers in your top drawer instead of in a file so they wouldn’t be subjected to public scrutiny? Sorry. That tactic won’t work. Under the state’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), enacted…
  5. September 21, 1992

    ‘Conversations with President Duderstadt’ to air this week

    The first in this year’s series of “Conversations with President Duderstadt,” designed to help inform the University and greater Ann Arbor communities about strategic issues affecting the U-M, will air on Ann Arbor Community Access TV (Channels 9) seven times over the next two weeks. This first program will focus on research issues and, in…
  6. September 21, 1992

    $5.5 million gift to support health, science programs

    The University has received a $5.5 million gift from the Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Company—one of the largest single contributions in the University’s history—to support medical and scientific research in the Medical School, College of Pharmacy and Department of Chemistry. $3.6 million of the gift will be used to establish three endowed professorships—the Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professorship in Chemistry and…
  7. September 14, 1992

    Committee collects details of Michigan’s rich traditions

    By Rebecca A. Doyle From bloomers to bell bottoms to boxer shorts, from Rachmaninoff to ragtime to rap, student life at the U-M has been rich in tradition. Often on the front line of the battle for change, U-M students have not hesitated to verbalize their desire for change in student regulations, better housing, higher…
  8. September 14, 1992

    Sampling of most common questions

    Student Affairs staff have drafted responses to the 20 most frequently asked questions about the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities. A sampling of those appears here. Copies of the complete document are available in Room 6015, Fleming Administration Building. Why do we need a policy on student rights and responsibilities? This proposed policy was…
  9. September 14, 1992

    KUDOS

    Six receive state’s Distinguished Faculty Awards Carl P. Simon, professor of mathematics and of economics, and Deborah J. Oakley, professor of nursing, received the Michigan Association of Governing Boards of State Universities’ Distinguished Faculty Awards. Winners of the award from the U-M-Dearborn are Bruce R. Maxim, associate professor of computer and information science in the…
  10. September 14, 1992

    Emanuel Tov to give first Dead Sea Scrolls lecture

    By Terry Gallagher News and Information Services The Dead Sea Scrolls were concealed in caves for 2,000 years, until they were accidentally recovered in 1947. Many claim that they have been concealed by scholars in modern libraries and offices ever since. Four scholars involved in the publication of the scrolls will discuss the documents’ contribution…