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  1. January 31, 1994

    Careful thought needs to go into unit policies

    System administrators and computing service managers need to answer these questions for faculty and staff in their units: Is undeliverable mail discarded, examined for delivery clues, or automatically returned to sender? Is message content stripped from rejected or undeliverable mail? Are messages stored in clear text or encrypted while waiting to be delivered? How are…
  2. January 31, 1994

    Humanities Institute conference focuses on geography, identity

    By Bernie DeGroat News and Information Services The interplay of geography and identity will be examined at the winter conference of the Institute for the Humanities Friday and Saturday (Feb. 4–5) at the Rackham Building. The free, public conference, “Culture, Time, Place,” will feature architects, artists, poets, historians and geographers addressing “the intense drive among…
  3. January 31, 1994

    History and Traditions Committee accepts materials

    By Rebecca A. Doyle The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics has been recognized by the University’s History and Traditions Committee for its 1992–93 annual report, which includes a written and pictorial history of the department from 1868 to the present. Chair Panos Y. Papalambros accepted the citation at a ceremony held last week.…
  4. January 31, 1994

    E-mail privacy policy in place

    By Rebecca A. Doyle A new policy governing privacy of electronic mail and computer files has been incorporated as section 601.11 of the Standard Practice Guide (SPG). The policy, plus sections on guidelines and interpretations, standards for postmasters, and interpretive guidelines and procedures for system administrators and computing service managers, comprise a six-page addition to…
  5. January 24, 1994

    OBITUARY

    Leland Stowe Leland Stowe, Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign and war correspondent and professor emeritus of journalism, died here Jan. 16. He was 94. A journalist, radio commentator and author, Stowe gained international acclaim for his vivid accounts, exclusive stories and “scoop” reporting of World War II. “Leland Stowe was one of the most honored American journalists…
  6. January 24, 1994

    Consortium will study telecommunication policies

    The University of Chicago; University of California, Berkeley; Northwestern University; and the U-M have been drawn together under a $700,000 umbrella provided by Ameritech Foundation. The funds will be used to create a university consortium that will analyze regional, national and international public telecommunication policies. Douglas E. Van Houweling, vice provost for information technology, will…
  7. January 24, 1994

    Julie Peterson will head News and Information Services

    The appointment of Julie A. Peterson as director of News and Information Services has been announced by Walter Harrison, vice president for university relations. Peterson, who now is managing editor of the Indiana University News Bureau in Bloomington, will assume her U-M post April l. She succeeds Joseph H. Owsley, who retired July 1. “I…
  8. January 24, 1994

    Program will examine how future info technology, U’s mission mesh

    By Rebecca A. Doyle What part will photo CDs, electronic text transfer, instant communication and electronic image manipulation play in higher education in the next 10 or 20 years? How will the upward-spiraling technology affect the University’s research, teaching, publishing and library resources? “Creating the Future: Information Technology and the Mission of the University,” the…
  9. January 24, 1994

    Melman: veil ‘a metaphor for female independence’

    By Bernie DeGroat News and Information Services Although Western society still perpetuates the mythical subservience of women in the Middle East and India, the veil and harem—traditional symbols of subjugation—have been used as metaphors for female independence, according to a visiting scholar. “Western women, in particular, have thought there were freedoms behind the veil that…
  10. January 24, 1994

    Muir named Campaign interim director

    Roy E. Muir, associate vice president for development, will become interim executive director of The Campaign for Michigan Feb. 1, heading Campaign efforts while the University continues its search for a new vice president for development. He succeeds Joe Roberson, who will become director of athletics on that date. In announcing the appointment, President James…