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  1. December 6, 1993

    Statistics poised to increase collaborative activities

    By Jane R. Elgass The addition of three new senior faculty members to the Department of Statistics this fall will further strengthen its teaching and research in applied statistics, and create new opportunities for interdisciplinary work with other U-M units. The new faculty members are Roderick J.A. Little, professor of statistics, and Vijayan N. Nair…
  2. December 6, 1993

    OBITUARIES

    Marshall H. Becker Marshall H. Becker, professor of health behavior and health education at the School of Public Health, died of cancer here on Nov. 26. He was 53. Becker, who also was professor of health behavior at the Medical School, was internationally renowned for his research on patient compliance and psychosocial factors in health…
  3. December 6, 1993

    Information on MLK Day events is due Dec. 15

    This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration (Jan. 17) will incorporate activities under the theme of “American Culture or America the Multicultural?” Units planning events must submit information to Michael Jones-Coleman, MLK Day coordinator, by Dec. 15 to ensure inclusion in the Record’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day calendar, which will be published Jan.…
  4. December 6, 1993

    Gov. John Engler to give commencement address

    Gov. John M. Engler will be the main speaker at the University’s winter commencement on Sunday (Dec. 12). Engler and three others—Carl A. Gerstacker, Elie Wiesel and Roger W. Wilkins—will receive honorary degrees. Gerstacker, Wiesel and Wilkins will make brief remarks. Some 2,000 students on the Ann Arbor campus expect their degrees this winter. The…
  5. November 22, 1993

    Housing staff use Covey’s program to build teamwork, understanding

    By Rebecca A. Doyle Trust is a word that comes up often when you talk to Brenda Herman about quality management and the approach the Housing Division has used. Herman, who is an administrative associate for residence operations, saw personal leadership and trustworthiness as very important to quality management and, with several other employees from…
  6. November 22, 1993

    Bus Ad’s Didier named associate dean at Graduate School

    Elaine K. Didier, director of information resources at the School of Business Administration and director of the Kresge Business Administration Library, has been appointed associate dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Her appointment, effective Dec. 1, was approved by the Regents at their November meeting. “I am delighted that Elaine Didier…
  7. November 22, 1993

    Duderstadt details three sets of goals for U-M of future

    By Mary Jo Frank America’s research universities will change dramatically during the next decade, President James J. Duderstadt predicts. How much? On a scale of 1 to 10, Duderstadt is guessing 20. Speaking to Senate Assembly Nov. 15, Duderstadt said the mission of the University as we know it today—teaching, research and service—was shaped by…
  8. November 22, 1993

    Museum of Art receives grant for operations expenses

    The Museum of Art has received a two-year $112,500 grant from the Institute of Museum Services (IMS), one of 300 organizations nationwide to be recognized this year for “demonstrated excellence in all areas of museums operations.” The IMS is an independent federal agency that makes general operating support available to museums. This is the eighth…
  9. November 22, 1993

    Live trees banned in family housing units

    Housing Division officials announced last week that natural trees will no longer be permitted in family housing apartments. Adoption of the policy is based on a recommendation by the University’s Risk Management Office, with agreement of the Family Housing Safety Committee and Residents’ Council following review of materials on the hazards of live trees in…
  10. November 22, 1993

    U.S. Supreme Court decision reaffirms faculty and staff sexual harassment policy

    By Mary Jo Frank The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Harris v. Forklift Systems Inc. sexual harassment case reaffirms the position taken by the University and many others that sexually abusive, hostile work environments are illegal and constitute sexual harassment. General Counsel Elsa K. Cole says the U-M’s Faculty/Staff Sexual Harassment Policy, in…