Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Week of April 20th - April 26th

There are 6 new posts in this update!

Conversation Circle Facilitators Wanted!

Sweetland Conversation Circle Facilitators Wanted!


Sweetland Center for Writing is now accepting applications for a unique new program that will train you to be a Conversation Circle Facilitator! The program starts in Fall 2014 and they are recruiting now!

Conversation Circles provide multilingual students an opportunity to improve their spoken English in a relaxed environment. Each group includes 3-4 undergraduate international and multilingual students and is led by the Conversation Circle Facilitator. Groups meet once a week during the Fall term.

Accepted applicants will enroll in Writing 302, a 1-credit course that will supplement and build upon your weekly Conversation Circle meetings.

For more info, the associated 1-credit course, and to apply, visit the Sweetland website for details!

New Intro to Sociology class

SOC 102 - Intro to Soc-Special Topics
"Living as a Global Citizen: Globalization and Society"
Lectures: TTh 8:30-10AM

For the past quarter century, scholars, politicians, corporate CEOs, journalists, activists, and many ordinary citizens have heatedly debated the nature, histories, patterns, and consequences of “globalization.” This course is designed to introduce students to the broad lay of the land of the globalization scholarship from a sociological perspective. It will show how globalization has transformed the economic, political, and cultural life of human beings across the globe, by linking factories in China to those in Ohio; train stations in Mexico to an immigrant neighborhood in Boston; grass-root activists in Senegalese villages to the WHO Headquarter in Geneva; McDonald’s in Hong Kong to foie gras farms in France; and Filipino migrant households to fertility clinics in Dubai. By approaching these diverse phenomena with sophisticated conceptual tools derived from sociology, students will learn how to map out the complex patterns and diverse consequences of globalization and how to approach these issues from various vantage points in an analytic manner. The course eventually aims to help students grow into ethical, inquiry based citizens who use both scientific research and humanistic imagination to conceptualize, communicate, and solve real-life problems that people around the world face together, if with different interests and asymmetrical power.

Fall 2014 Course - Introduction to Egyptian Archaeology

Fall 2014 – Department of Near Eastern Studies

ACABS 382/ ANTHRARC 381/ HISTART 382  - 
Introduction to Egyptian Archaeology

Credits:  4
Requirements & Distribution:  HU
Other:  World Lit
Instructor:  Geoff Emberling,  geoffe@umich.edu
Meeting Day/Time/ Location:  TuTh  4:00-5:30 PM,  G378 DENT

Inline image 5

This course focuses on material culture and archaeological sites in ancient 
Egypt and Nubia from about 5000 BC – AD 300. Both sacred and secular 
landscapes will be explored, as will specific sites including cities and towns, 
temple precincts, and burial sites of kings and others. 
This course is an introduction to the archaeology of Egypt (and Nubia) and 
will assume no prior knowledge of archaeology or ancient history.  Open to 
undergraduates of all levels.  Course Requirements: Two exams and a Final.

Job Posting for Desktop Support Associate at LSA

Good Morning Michigan IT Community,

LSA has an exciting opportunity for a Desktop Support Associate working in LSA IT.  We are seeking a technically skilled, self-motivated, creative and analytical thinker with great communication to join the LSA IT Research Support - North team.  An individual in this role will provide IT desktop support for a diverse group of faculty and staff.  The primary support responsibilities for the position will be the departments of Biophysics, Chemistry, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB), Earth and Environmental Science (EARTH), Molecular Cellular and Development Biology (MCDB), Museum of Zoology (UMMZ), University of Michigan Herbarium (HERB), University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS), and the Program in Biology.

For additional information or to apply, the job opening ID on umjobs.org is 94836 and will be open until May 2nd, 2014.  I will be the hiring manager.  Please contact me if you have any questions.

Best Regards,


Dan St. Pierre
Manager, LSA IT Research Support - North
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
University of Michigan

Intro to the Tanakh - Spring 2014

Inline image 1

UROP for Sophomores



UROP Application is open to Students who will be Sophomores in Fall 2014
Inline image 1

Priority Application Deadline to May 2, 2014.  
Applications received after the May 2nd will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

UROP offers research opportunities in all disciplines including international studies, community based research, humanities, social sciences, health sciences, environmental studies, natural sciences, creative and performing arts, engineering, biomedical and physical sciences among others! 

UROP students can earn either academic credit or work-study funding (if part of their financial aid package). 

Make your Undergraduate Experience Unique while Discovering the World of Research!
  • Connect with a faculty mentor 
  • Explore fields of interest or discover a new field 
  • Get hands-on research experience!
  • Learn about graduate school and professional opportunities
  • Join a unique network of faculty, students and alumni! 

Below are some examples of projects we have available (we have over 900 projects students can choose from). 

To apply now using our on-line application, please go to:



Examples of Research Projects across Fields
Race in Contemporary Argentina
Participatory Planning Institutions and Low-Income Housing in Brazil
Green Chemistry
Spin Physics Research
Music and Popular Culture in South Africa
Spain and the Modern Arab World
Public Bathhouses in the Roman World
Great Lakes History and Sustainability
Overturning Dred Scot: Race and Law in Baltimore County
Children’s Eating Behavior and Obesity
Molecular Biology of Diabetic Mutant Insulin
China in Africa
Language Structure, Learning and Cognition
The REACH Detroit Partnership

Purpose, Identity, and the Arts

El Museo del Norte

Developing of an Artificial Placenta

Amplifying Voices: Examining Innovative Approaches to Diversity on Campus

For more information about UROP please visit our website at: www.lsa.umich.edu/urop 
For more past and current project examples across disciplines please click here.  

Friday, April 18, 2014

Fall 2014 Course: CLCIV 371



Classical Civilization 371:  Greek Sport

 ‘Sport in society’ has become a catch-all phrase that embodies everything from the definitions for success and identity, acquisition of fame and fortune, and embellishment of power and prestige. But how would the Ancients have related to such a collage of forces? What say the gladiators of Rome as spectators at a Super Bowl; the wrestlers of Greece as flag bearers at the London Summer Olympics? Would the role of today’s athlete, their celebrity attraction and societal influence, be foreign to the athletes and sport performers of the Classical Age?  Comparisons?  Lessons?  Conclusions?
            From the history of sport in the classical era, can we draw informative comparisons and essential lessons that help us comprehend the power, the danger, and the absurdity of the world’s number one entertainment industries, intercollegiate and professional sport?
What do we need to know about the questions, themes and concepts listed below?  Our personal values, our sense of society, our definitions of success, good and evil, and self-worth are all tied, inextricably, to our obsession with all things ‘athletic’, from competitions to competitors, from teams and championships, to affiliations with schools, cities and states.  Apply these questions to your concepts of sport and you may reveal much about yourself.  Apply the questions to the history of sport, and you may learn much about the power of athletics in our society today.
·      Identifying and recruiting the “right person” for development of the superior individual as a team member and sport champion
·      The rigors and pressures that influence athlete performance
·      Understanding women in sport and the power of athletic competition for all
·      The Olympic ideal and the Olympic reality- Years in the Making, Seconds in the Moment
·      The role of mental and physical discipline in preparation for sport
·      Coaching as teaching; teaching as coaching
·      The role of tradition and history in the preparation and motivation of teams
·      The athlete’s decision—when to let go of their sport; understanding the end of a journey
·      The value of historical perspectives and finding ‘winning combinations’
·      How to find, how to inspire, and how to cultivate motivation
·      What facilities mean to the successful athlete and/or championship team—athletic success from the ground up and the athlete’s training and competition environment
·      Harnessing the athlete’s competitive spirit and drive for success
·      Managing external forces, distractions, and pressures for athletes, teams, and competitions
·      The power of sport—who is doing the driving—money, fame, status, and power
·      Administration of sport—the organization, rules, and resources to build and maintain a team and an industry

ORGSTUDY Mini-Course - Corporate Organizations and the Law


ORGSTUDY 395 Corporate Organizations and the Law
2 credits – Mini-Course from 9/2/2014 – 10/31/2014
Fri 10:00 – 1:00 pm, 753 Dennison
Lecturer: Aaron Singer (An associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins LLP. Mr. Singer earned his JD from the Duke University School of Law and earned a BA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2004 with a degree in Organizational Studies.

The law plays an integral role in every industry.  This course provides an overview of how organizations, and the decision makers within organizations, do business from a practical and legal perspective.  Topics covered will include: (1) legal entities; (2) day-to-day decision-making, organizational-level decision-making, and the roles of directors, officers, and other personnel; (3) financing a business; (4) labor and employment issues; (5) how to grow an organization, including mergers and acquisitions and competition issues; (6) conflict resolution, including litigation, settlement, and arbitration; and (7) restructuring and reorganization.  In addition to lectures and reading assignments, the course will be comprised of general discussions, panel presentations, and guest presentations from personnel working in law firms, hedge funds, banks, institutional lenders and investors, financial advisors, consultants, and the public/government sector.  Reading assignments will include standard reading materials, legal cases, and actual business contracts.  An emphasis will be placed on providing students with opportunities to interact directly with the guest speakers to facilitate a better understanding of what they do for a living and opportunities to expand their networks. This course is designed for all students, and not only those planning to attend law school.

Free U-M Class: Speed Reading Strategies for Textbooks


These workshops are free to all students and faculty at University of Michigan and will be conducted on campus and online
 
Because class space is limited, we are asking that students RSVP through the link above.
 
Can you share this info with students that might be interested?
 
I think they'll find the workshops very useful. 
 
Thanks in advance! 
 
-Paul
 
Paul Nowak
Program Director | Iris Reading

Graduation Event for First-Gen Students


You are cordially invited to attend the 4th Annual First-Gens Graduation Celebration on April 30th at 5:30pm in the Anderson Room of the Michigan Union.

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Martha E. Pollack, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan, a first-generation alumna from Dartmouth College. There will be also be several student speakers discussing their experience at Michigan. 

Graduation cords will be presented to first-generation college students of the Class of 2014. In an effort to bridge the disconnect between college and family members, we are encouraging any first-generation graduating seniors to invite their family members to attend. It is important that the graduation of first-generation college students is recognized as not only an accomplishment of that individual but also the family and friends who contributed to their success. (Please note that requests for mailed invitations to family members must be received by April 16th)

Food and refreshments will be provided.
Dress is business casual

Date: Wednesday, April 30th
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Anderson Room, Michigan Union
530 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1308

Please fill out the following google form to RSVP:

Sponsored by Center for Campus Involvement (CCI) and First-Gens. 

For more information about our group, please visit our website: www.firstgens.org or visit our Facebook group

Questions/concerns? Please contact: firstgeninfo@umich.edu


New York Internship Information

Newsletter:
Are you interning in NYC this summer? If you need help deciding where to live, contact an EHS campus ambassador byclicking here. Call EHS for more information: 1-888-255-0296 or visit www.studenthousing.org/and/university
EHS Summer Intern Profile
Twitter:
Want to know what a #summer in #NYC with @EHSNYC is like? Contact an #EHSNYC campus ambassador:
www.studenthousing.org/connect/campus-ambassadors


Facebook:
Want to know what summer living with Educational Housing Services (tag with @sign: Educational Housing Services) in NYC is like? Contact an EHS campus ambassador:
www.studenthousing.org/connect/campus-ambassadors

HISTART/ASIAN 243: Introduction to South Asian Art: Home and the World

Inline image 1

Victors for Discovery: Biomedicine at Michigan Symposium



Victors for Discovery:
Biomedicine at Michigan
 
Annual LSI Symposium featuring U-M science faculty alumni

May 14 - 15

Palmer Commons
free and open to the public
  • Lectures by U-M science faculty alumni who are national leaders in pharma and government  
  • Panel discussions on the future of biomedical research and drug discovery in the 21st century
Schedule

Donate Now
 

LSI Mission: 
To improve human health through collaborative
scientific discovery.

  

Celebrating science at Michigan


We've been hosting an annual symposium since before the institute was even built. However, this year--the Life Sciences Institute's 10th anniversary--we did something a little different.  
 
In honor of this anniversary year, LSI faculty member David Ginsburg and I have invited back to Michigan a number of scientific faculty "alumni" who spent formative parts of their careers at the University of Michigan. They will be presenting on a wide range of research, but they all have two things in common: 1. They shaped their questions in labs here at U-M, and 2. They left U-M to assume influential leadership positions in government, research and healthcare across the country. 

I think there is something about Michigan that really catalyzes excellent science. There are many reasons that U-M, a public university, competes with the top private research institutions in the world. I think some of those reasons are the community, the undeniable creativity, the culture of entrepreneurship and the willingness to embrace risk. At the LSI, our faculty could have chosen to work almost anywhere, and they chose Michigan. And those who have left have made us all proud. They are the best testament to what the culture of Michigan creates.  

In addition to lectures on topics from cancer epigenetics
to gene therapy, we will be holding two panel discussions. OnMay 14, Francis Collins, now the director of the NIH, will introduce a panel discussion called "The Future of Biomedical Research." And on May 15, Tachi Yamada, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, will introduce a panel called "Drug Discovery and Development in the 21st Century." Jack Dixon will be giving the Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman Life Science Lecture. The entire schedule is on our website as well as pasted below.

I hope you will join us. 
 
 --Alan Saltiel, Mary Sue Coleman Director of the Life Sciences Institute
VICTORS FOR DISCOVERY SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE
 
Palmer Commons
Forum Hall and Great Lakes Room
100 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109Free and open to the public; no registration is required 

Day 1: Wednesday, May 14
8:30 am   Welcome
Alan Saltiel, PhD, Mary Sue Coleman Director of the Life Sciences Institute

8:35 am   Introduction of the Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman Life Sciences Lecture
Mary Sue Coleman, PhD, President, University of Michigan

8:45 am   Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman Life Sciences Lecture:
"A New Family of Kinases," Jack Dixon, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego

Session 1
Moderated by Michael S. Parmacek, MD
Chair, Department of Medicine; Director, Penn Cardiovascular Institute; Herbert C. Rorer Professor of Medical Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

10:05 am   "The Hippo-YAP Pathway in Organ Size Control and Tumorigenesis," Kun-Liang Guan, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology, University of California, San Diego

10:40 am   "How Does Protein Misfolding in the Endoplasmic Reticulum Cause Cell Death?,"  Randal J. Kaufman, PhD
Director, Degenerative Diseases Program; Sanford|Burnham Medical Research Institute

11:15 am   "Nitric Oxide in Biology and Medicine," Michael A. Marletta, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Chair in Chemistry, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Scripps Research Institute

Session 2
Moderated by Beverly S. Mitchell, MD
George E. Becker Professor of Medicine; Director, Stanford Cancer Institute

1:15 pm   "Down Syndrome and Cancer: the Ying and Yang of Stem Cells," Michael F. Clarke, MD
Karel and Avice Beekhuis Professorship in Cancer Biology, Associate Director, Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Professor of Medicine (Oncology), Stanford University

1:50 pm   "Ubiquitin Modification in Cancer Pathogenesis," Vishva Dixit, MD
Vice President, Physiological Chemistry, Genentech, Inc.

2:30 pm   "The Regulation of Stem Cell Self-Renewal," Sean J. Morrison, PhD
Director, Children's Research Institute; Mary McDermott Cook Chair in Pediatric Genetics; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

3:10 pm   "Inherited Susceptibility in Patients and Populations: Genetics is Not Destiny," Stephen B. Gruber, MD, PhD, MPH
Director, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center; Professor, Medicine and  H. Leslie Hoffman and Elaine S. Hoffman Chair, Cancer Research, University of Southern California

4:10 pm Panel Discussion
"The Future of Biomedical Research"Moderated by David Ginsburg, MD
James V. Neel Distinguished University Professor of Internal Medicine and Human Genetics, and Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Research Professor, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan Medical School

Introductory Talk:
"The Past is Prologue: You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet"
Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD
Director, National Institutes of Health

Panelists:
  • Jack Dixon, PhD
    Professor, Pharmacology, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego             
  • William N. Kelley, MD
    Professor, Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Michael A. Marletta, PhD
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Chair in Chemistry, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Scripps Research Institute
  • Elizabeth G. Nabel MD
    President, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
5:55 pm   Closing remarks
Alan Saltiel, PhD, Mary Sue Coleman Director of the Life Sciences Institute

6:00-6:45 pm   Public Reception

Day 2: Thursday, May 158:30 am   Welcome
David Ginsburg, M.D.
James V. Neel Distinguished University Professor of Internal Medicine and Human Genetics, and Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Research Professor, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan Medical School

Session 3
Moderated by Stephen G. Emerson, MD, PhD
Clyde Wu Professor of Immunology and Medicine; Professor, Microbiology and Immunology; Director, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia University Medical Center

8:40 am   "Pathways for Immune Tolerance in Transplantation," Laurence A. Turka, MD
Harold and Ellen Danser Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Co-Director, Transplantation Biology Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital; Deputy Director, Immune Tolerance Network

9:15 am   "Is Gene Therapy Ready for Prime Time?," James M. Wilson, MD, PhD
Director, Gene Therapy Program; Research Director, Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy; Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania                                                                

9:55 am   "The Epigenetic Basis of Human Cancer," Andrew P. Feinberg, MD, MPH
Gilman Scholar, Professor of Medicine, Oncology, Molecular Biology/Genetics, and Biostatistics; Director, Center for Epigenetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

11:00 am Panel Discussion
"Drug Discovery and Development in the 21st Century"Moderated by Alan Saltiel, PhD  
Mary Sue Coleman Director of the Life Sciences Institute

Introductory Talk:
"Making New Medicines: New Approaches to an Old Challenge," Tachi Yamada, MD
Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Executive Vice President & Board Member, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
                         
Panelists:
  • Vishva Dixit, MD
    Vice President, Physiological Chemistry, Genentech, Inc.
  • John B. Lowe, MD
    Senior Director, Research Pathology Department, Genentech, Inc.
  • Gary J. Nabel, MD, PhD
    Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President, Sanofi
  • Craig B. Thompson, MD
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Barbara Weber, MD
    Senior Vice President and Global Head, Oncology Translational Medicine, Novartis Oncology
12:45 pm   Closing Remarks
David Ginsburg, MD
James V. Neel Distinguished University Professor of Internal Medicine and Human Genetics, and Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Research Professor, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan Medical School
 
ABOUT THE LIFE SCIENCES INSTITUTE   

temp gauge

At the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute (LSI) a team of world-class faculty works together to solve fundamental problems in human health. Opened in 2003, the LSI is a hub for collaborative biomedical discovery at the University of Michigan.
   

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Fall 2014 Course - Jewish Folk Literature


U-M School of Information: Still time to apply to graduate programs!


Are you still wondering what you'll be doing this fall?  Is graduate school on your mind?  
If you've ever considered a master's degree in information, the MSI program at the University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI) could be for you!
There is still time to apply for Fall 2014!
UMSI's goal is to change the world through information, and our graduates are studying information in a variety of ways.
What is an MSI?  
The Master of Science in Information (MSI) is a professional degree which prepares students for emerging careers that meet the rapidly growing information-management needs of an increasingly interconnected world.
The Information Age calls for progressive academic programs to meet the needs of future professionals.  UMSI offers an innovative and flexible Master of Science in Information and our newest program, a Master of Health Informatics.  Find out how a degree from UMSI can accelerate your career.  You¹ll be more than a leader, you¹ll be an innovator!
Master¹s students have many Pathways to Success and go on to work in positions such as:
·       User Experience Designer
·       Information Architect
·       Chief Technology Officer
·       Health Informationist
·       Information Specialist
·       Usability Engineer
·       Community Organizer
·       Digital Archivist
·       Digital Librarian
·       Museum Curator  
Learn more about the program at umsi.info/msi and about our application requirements here: https://www.si.umich.edu/academics/admissions/msi-application-requirements.  You can also check out our Facebook group for prospective students to get answers to your questions from current students and staff!
Apply by May 1, 2014!
If you have questions about our program or just want to know more about us, please contact us at umsi.admissions@umich.edu.
We hope you'll consider applying to join us this fall!

Women & Economic Security Conference

Ending Women's Poverty is a Collaborative Effort!
Women and Economic Security Conference
May 14-16, 2014, University of Michigan, Ann ArborNo cost for U-M faculty, staff and students
Please join us May 14-16, 2014 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for this 3-day conference focusing on potential practice and policy changes enabling women in poverty to seek economic security and mobility and reduce the barriers to good jobs. This event is one of the Michigan Meetings, a series of annual interdisciplinary meetings on topics of national and international significance sponsored by the Rackham Graduate School. 
This conference will bring together academics from across the country, including Ruth Milkman, Valerie Polakow, and Barbara Gault; activists such as Saru Jayaraman of ROC United, Kim Bobo of Interfaith Worker Justice, Cindy Estrada of the UAW, Danielle Atkinson of Mothering JusticeGilda Jacobs of Michigan League for Public Policy, and Ann Ladky of Women Employed.
 This multi-sector conference will:
  • focus on identifying and combating barriers that women living in poverty face 
  • have national researchers and practitioners join U-M faculty in discussions
  • bring multiple perspectives to this complex concern 
  • seek policy recommendations as the expected outcome  
Some participants from U-M will include: Deans, Janet Weiss, Rackham Graduate School, Laura Lein, School of Social Work and Susan M. Collins, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy; Professors, Peggy Kahn, U-M Flint, Sandra Danziger, Schools of Social Work and Public Policy; and School of Social Work faculty Luke Shaefer and Trina Shanks, as well as Marian Krzyzowski of the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy.
Sheryl WuDunn of Half the Sky Movement will give the keynote address on the evening of May 14, bringing the global perspective of opportunities for women. The keynote is free and open to the public.
Current students, U-M faculty or staff may attend at NO CHARGE.  Use coupon code: WES UM 
Register at: http://tinyurl.com/CEWEconSecConf


Gloria D. Thomas, Director, CEW

MUSPERF 300: Video Game Music

MusPerf 300: Video Game Music

This course charts the evolution of video game music from the first synthesized “bleeps” and “bloops” of early games, through the rise and fall of the video arcade, to the nearly ubiquitous games/consoles found in most households, and the latest craze-causing games on mobile devices.  In-class discussions will provide methods for simple analysis of game audio, consider the interactive nature of game audio, and examine the composers who create this music and how they do it.  Class sessions will also include Skype Q&As with industry experts.  In lieu of formal written papers, your contribution to a listening blog will create a vibrant online community.  The course culminates with a creative final project: your composition of video game music.  Examined music includes games/series: Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Punch Out, Super Mario Bros, Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, Myst, Diablo, BioShock, Red Dead Redemption, Farmville, Angry Birds, DDR, Guitar Hero, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and many others, as well as game music of class choice.  This course is designed for non-music majors, thus: the ability to read standard music notation is neither required nor advantageous.  4-5 pm Tues/Thurs.  Central Campus: Chem 1300.  2 credits.  For more information contact Matthew Thompson: mattthom@umich.edu


Pusan National University, South Korea


PNU Summer School would like to invite your students to 2014 Summer, Session A (June 23~July 18) and/or Session B (August 4 ~22). PNU summer school will provide outstanding opportunities for students to achieve a better understanding of various aspects of Korea. The program consists of courses regarding Korean culture, various cultural activities and excursions. PNU local students will join this program to interact with the participants and help them with studying at PNU. In addition, PNU is located in Busan, the second largest city of Korea,and boasts perfect harmony with the city, beautiful beaches, and mountains. I am sure your students will love studying and living in Busan. The details of invitations are included in the attached program brochure which provides the application procedures, fees and etc. I can also send you hard copies if students want them. Also, you can check further information at http://international.pusan.ac.kr/summer/.

Please promote this program to your students so that many of them can join. The number of students who receive waiver of tuition fee is negotiable.
Should you have further assistance, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you.

Best regards,

Chorong Hwang

*************************************************
Ms.Chorong Hwang(Claire)
Pusan National University
PNU International (Office of International Affairs)
International program coordinator