September 10, 2004


Table of Contents

---Editor's Comments
---Meet the ABPAFS Members
---Coming Events
---Interesting Web Sites
    *Find out when you will get your new trash container from the City of Ann Arbor
     *The Michigan Consortium for Minority Health and Academic Development
     *Design your own United States Postage Stamps
     *New Services at the University Library

Past Issues

September 3, 2004

August 27, 2004

ABPAFS Member Profile Form

Editor's Comments

The response to the new format has been very good! However very few of you out there have submitted your member profile forms, and NOBODY has signed up for a ABPAFS committee, and NOBODY has submitted a profile photo, and NOBODY has signed up as a reporter.

I have decided to stop sending the Newsletter as an attachment and will only send a Table of Contents as an e-mail. The Newsletter will be available only as a web page.

SO is anybody out there???? IS ANYBODY willing to work with me????

The link to profile form is above PLEASE fill it out!!

Thanks to the people who have already filled out a form.

Keep the information coming...See you next week

ABPAFS Members Profiles

Richard Allen

Stephanie Browne
Professor Allen joined the Department of Communication Studies in 1980 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to full professor in 2000.  During his tenure at the University of Michigan, he has spent time researching structural and individual influences on the self during difficult times, identity across ethnicity, the measurement of self, theoretical approaches to the self, the mass media and self-esteem, and a comparative analysis of the African self between the U.S. and Ghana.  Professor Allen is the author of The Concept of Self:  A Study in Black and several other articles on African Americans and the media. Yebo retired from the University in 2003 and now lives in The Gambia Ms. Browne is a Senior Accountant/Budget Analyst in the Plant Extension Business Office. She has been with UM for 13 years. She has 2 children Malik 11 and Imani 6. She attended Michigan State University and has a BA in Financial Administration. Ms. Browne says "I am a native to Ann Arbor, but have lived on the east and west coast and also down south. I like to travel with my children to our family reunions. I also enjoy my work at Church with our Children's Ministry."

Coming Events

The Programs for Educational Opportunity (PEO) will host a retirement celebration for Eleanor Linn in honor of her years of service and contributions to PEO and the University of Michigan. The reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 1st, from NOON - 2:00 p.m., at the School of Education in Whitney Auditorium (Room 1309). All colleagues and friends are invited to stop by and wish Eleanor well. Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by September 20, 2004, to Priscilla Rice at or by calling the PEO office at (734) 763-9910.

The Michigan Consortium for Minority Health Symposium
EMU Homecoming Week

For additional information please contact:
The Diversity and Career Development Office/UMMS @: or 734/764-8185

The Michigan Consortium for Minority Health and Academic Development, funded by the WK Kellogg Foundation, is composed of the health professions schools from the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University. Please visit our website at:

Tickets are on sale now at the Convocation Center box office and Quirk Theater. Prices are $5 to $10 for student with ID, $15-25 for the general public.

For more EMU Events Homecoming Click Here

Interesting Web Sites

City of Ann Arbor Web Page

Starting Fall 2004, Ann Arbor is providing trash carts for a new way to handle curbside residential refuse needs. On this page you can find out when you will receive your new trash cart

The Michigan Consortium for Minority Health and Academic Development

The Michigan Consortium for Minority Health and Academic Development was created in order to continue the work begun during the Kellogg-sponsored Faculty of Color Forum in Michigan's Health Professional Schools (held October 26-28, 2001). This initiative was the first collaboration of the three major research institutions in the State of Michigan (Wayne State University, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan) to begin to address some of the barriers to minority faculty recruitment, development and retention in the health professions schools.

Design your own United States Postage Stamps

PhotoStamps are the exciting new product that lets you take your own photographs and turn them into real US postage! PhotoStamps are real US Postage and can be used just like traditional postage stamps. To create PhotoStamps all you need to do is upload a photo, customize it using our fun, easy-to-use interface, then place your order. It's that simple., the company behind PhotoStamps, has been a USPS-approved provider of on-line postage since 1999.

New UM Library Services

The new version of Mirlyn, the library catalog of the University of Michigan, is now available. The new Mirlyn replaces both the MIRLYNWeb and MIRLYNClassic versions of the old system with a single web-based interface. Access to indexes and article databases is available through a Go to Find Articles link within the new system.

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