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  1. November 23, 1992

    Diversity now a matter of daily routine for English Department

    Bob Weisbuch is “thrilled” by the diversification of the Department of English Language and Literature faculty. “It’s made our lives 100 times better. We have a much more high power faculty, we’re encouraged to read new texts, try new approaches. There is a strong will among the faculty to reconsider everything and allow for change.…
  2. November 23, 1992


    New indirect cost rate for federally sponsored research The University has recently completed its protracted negotiations with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) regarding the indirect cost rate applicable to federally sponsored research projects for FY 1992-93. Effective immediately, the indirect cost rate applicable to all research proposals submitted to federal agencies is…
  3. November 23, 1992

    Nine receive CRLT-LS&A fellowships

    By Deborah Gilbert News and Information Services The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) and LS&A have awarded the 1992–93 CRLT-LS&A Postdoctoral Fellowships to nine assistant professors to help them devote time to develop courses that they then will teach. “The awards give some counterweight to the pressure junior faculty feel to focus…
  4. November 23, 1992

    Regents OK implementation of rights, responsibilities statement

    By Jane R. Elgass In a 6-2 vote last week the Board of Regents approved implementation on an interim basis of “The University of Michigan’s Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities,” effective Jan. 1 for one year. It will be reevaluated in February 1994. Regents Deane Baker and Veronica Latta Smith opposed adoption of the…
  5. November 23, 1992

    Prize-winning robot was cross-disciplinary project in engineering

    CARMEL, the U-M’s prize-winning robot, was a cross-disciplinary project between College of Engineering departments of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. CARMEL’s ultrasonic avoidance sensing system was developed by Yoram Koren, professor ofmechanical engineering and applied mechanics, and Johann Borenstein, U-M assistant research scientist.
  6. November 23, 1992

    D’Arms will deliver next Presidential Lecture Dec. 8

    John H. D’Arms, vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, will discuss “Ar duous, Pleasant and Hopeful toil: Values in and Beyond Graduate Education” at 4 p.m. Dec. 8 in Rackham Ampitheater. D’Arms is also the Gerald F. Else Professor of Classical Studies and professor of…
  7. November 23, 1992

    UGLi soon will no longer be ugly

    By Kate Kellogg News and Information Services A vastly transformed Undergraduate Library will house the University’s new Science Library: a consolidation of all science collections on campus, with the exception of engineering and medical sciences. Museums collections will remain where they are. The Regents last week approved the design of a $6.85 million addition to…
  8. November 23, 1992

    Minority faculty increases despite stiff competition

    By Jane R. Elgass Persons of color now comprise 12.9 percent of the Ann Arbor campus instructional staff following another year of growth in minority numbers reported in this fall’s faculty racial profile. Growth in minority faculty continues to be steady, though not at the high rates experienced in the late 1980s. While more new…
  9. November 23, 1992

    Regents vent frustrations with Open Meetings Act

    By Jane R. Elgass Several Regents last week expressed their frustration with the search process for the selection of the new U-M-Dearborn chancellor. The Regents were not part of the process. Noting that they had no quarrel with the selection of James C. Renick, they commented on the constraints imposed by the Open Meetings Act.…
  10. November 23, 1992

    Power Scholarships enables Lapeer student to study at cambridge

    By Kate Kellogg News and Information Services LS&A senior Denise C. Bell has been awarded a Power Exchange Scholarship for two years of study beginning next fall at Magdalene College of Cambridge University. Bell, who is from Lapeer, will complete a bachelor’s degree in history from the U-M in May 1993. A 1989 graduate of…