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  1. January 11, 1993

    Surgeon general-designate to speak here Jan. 16

    By Deborah Gilbert News and Information Services Joycelyn Elders, health director for the state of Arkansas and President-elect Clinton’s choice for U.S. surgeon general, will present the keynote address at a U-M conference on the health of poor children in the United States. The conference, “Building Coalitions for Children: Turning Words into Action,” will be…
  2. January 11, 1993

    Medstart addresses tough issues

    “People just don’t understand that something as simple as an ear infection in childhood can affect a child’s whole life,” says third-year medical student Kevin N. Hibbert. “A child who can’t hear may not learn to speak or will learn slowly. Then he is labeled a `problem child’ in school, may not graduate and may…
  3. January 11, 1993

    New technology will decrease cost, speed delivery of mail

    By Mary Jo Frank A mailer’s worst nightmare: carefully crafted letters flowing aimlessly in the land of the undeliverable, doomed to never reach the students, parents, graduates or donors to whom they are addressed. Unfortunately approximately one out of three business letters nationally is undeliverable as addressed because of errors in addressing, the addressee has…
  4. January 11, 1993

    MLK Day features multiple commemorative programs

    Editor’s Note: A complete calendar of events related to commemoration of Martin Luther King’s birthday appears on pages 8–9. Two concerts and several community sing programs by the Urban Bush Women are among the events scheduled for the University’s commemoration of Martin Luther King’s birthday this week and next. The Urban Bush Women, established in…
  5. January 11, 1993

    Research expenditures top $346 million

    The University’s research expenditures increased by 6.9 percent in 1991–92, reaching a record total of $346,531,594. “The University’s fiscal year 1992 was still another financially sound year in research, one that saw our total research volume climb to levels that set both a record for this institution and a leading pace for the nation’s major…
  6. January 11, 1993

    Antieau heads judicial office for students

    By Jane R. Elgass Mary Louise Antieau, coordinator of residence education for South Quadrangle Residence Hall, has been appointed assistant to the vice president for student affairs. In her new post, Antieau will create the Student Judicial Adviser’s Office, which will handle implementation and monitoring of the University’s Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities. The…
  7. November 23, 1992

    U negotiates new indirect cost recovery rate for federally-sponsored research

    The U-M has completed negotiations with the federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), establishing a new indirect cost rate of 52 percent applicable to federally sponsored research projects. The three-year agreement is retroactive to the beginning of the current fiscal year (July 1, 1992). The negotiated rate replaces the 47.2 percent rate that…
  8. November 23, 1992

    Faculty task force recommends model for evaluating administrators

    By Mary Jo Frank Will faculty evaluation of high level administrators help bridge what some faculty see as a widening gap between the central administration and faculty? The Task Force on Evaluation of Administrators, established last March by the Senate Advisory Committee On University Affairs (SACUA), thinks periodic evaluations—based on cooperation rather than confrontation—might help.…
  9. 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.…
  10. November 23, 1992

    DRDA: RESEARCH NOTES

    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…