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Wayne State Presents Lecture On Cyberbullying: The Wayne State University School of Social Work presents the 25th annual Edith Harris Endowed Memorial Lecture, “Understanding and Responding to Cyberbullying in a Cyberworld,” delivered by Faye Mishna on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Community Arts Auditorium at Wayne State. Mishna is dean and professor at the University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, where she holds the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Chair in Child and Family. She is cross-appointed to the Department of Psychiatry. Mishna worked in children’s mental health for more than 20 years, was clinical director of an agency serving children with learning disabilities, and maintains a small private practice in psychotherapy and consultation. Her current research includes bullying, cyberbullying, cybercounseling and technology in counseling. She wrote Bullying: A Guide to Research, Intervention, and Prevention (Oxford University Press). Copies will be available for signing and purchase at the event. During the lecture, Mishna will discuss how ubiquitous and significant cyberinteractions are for children and youth. Material presented will include both the benefits and risks of the cyberworld for children and youth, with the goal of participants gaining a better understanding of cyberbullying and its impact (e.g., definition, similarities to and differences from traditional bullying, prevalence), as well as getting further insight into the controversies of this current topic that has gleaned national attention. The lecture is free and registration is not required. This program is approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative for 2 CE Clock Hours. A $10 fee is required to process CE credit; cash, checks and major credit cards will be accepted at the event.  For further information and ADA accommodation information, contact Julie Alter-Kay at (313) 577-4464 or ae8440@wayne.edu. Edith Harris, the lecture series’ namesake, was a graduate student in the School of Social Work from 1966 to 1968. Her untimely death in 1968 cut short a very promising career in social work. The annual Edith Harris Endowed Memorial Lectures, which are made possible through the generosity of the Harris Foundation, are intended to reflect her concern for the mental health of individuals and families. Parking Structure #1, located at 1450 W. Palmer, is available for guest parking. Parking is $6 via credit card only, and you must swipe your card upon entrance and exit. See maps.wayne.edu for campus map and further parking information.

Woodward 5 Sustainability Partnership to Hold Public Open House in Pleasant Ridge Oct. 11:  Your hometowns want to hear from you! The Woodward 5 Sustainability Partnership is hosting a public open house for residents and businesses on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pleasant Ridge Community Center, 4 Ridge Road in Pleasant Ridge. Sustainability refers to the ability of communities to thrive while preparing for the prosperity of future generations by balancing environmental, economic, and community concerns. The communities are seeking citizen feedback on existing and potential future actions the community can take independent of local government to address the economy, community, and environment. Information on existing or needed community groups, programs and resources is sought. Five Woodward Avenue communities, in conjunction with Oakland County, have launched a partnership to examine sustainability issues. Berkley, Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak and Huntington Woods were selected to participate in the project based on their history of collaboration. The partnership seeks to engage a diverse cross-section of the community, including environmental, business, social services, health, and educational institutions. The goal of the group is to develop a plan which will help the communities work together and leverage shared resources for a sustainable future. Oakland County Planning & Economic Development Services will provide $25,000 of in-kind services to match a $50,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to facilitate a South Oakland Multi-Community Sustainability Partnership. Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. and WARM Training Center are consultants on the project. Oakland County has also been working with the cities of Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills and Rochester to develop a Tri-City Sustainability Partnership since 2011. This is the second of several public forums for the project. The project is scheduled to be completed by March, 2013. For more information on Oakland County Collaborative Local Government Sustainability Planning Projects, see www.facebook.com/sustainplan or www.advantageoakland.com/CPHA/Pages/default.aspx.

Lawrence Tech Hosting Sustainable Urbanism Conference: Lawrence Technological University is co-sponsoring its 8th annual Seminars On Sustainability–SOS for the Environment on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6 on campus in Southfield. This year we have named it SOS2012-Sustainable Urbanism and are tackling sustainable solutions to shrinking cities like Detroit.  Co-sponsors are DTE Energy, the Detroit Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the Kern Foundation. Friday sessions are geared toward professionals, students, educators and anyone wanting to incorporate urban farming, design/constructing zero energy buildings, or finding out more about sustainability for cities. The outstanding Chicago architect and author, Doug Farr, is Friday’s keynote speaker. Farr has roots in Detroit and is a graduate of the University of Michigan. He literally invented the field of Sustainable Urbanism. The DTE Energy-donated Electric Vehicle Charging Station at Lawrence Tech will be dedicated on Friday at 10 a.m.  Saturday is open to the public and includes several free events including: rides and drives of hybrid and electric vehicles; tours of a LEED Silver building, LTU’s 10-kilowatt solar power installation, LTU’s beautifully executed storm water management trail; “Home,” the breathtaking and inspirational sustainability movie filmed in 50 countries from the air and narrated by Glenn Close; the keynote speaker session with Kroger’s Sustainability Director, alumna Suzanne Lindsay; and access to the Green Expo exhibit area. Those wishing to also attend the seminar sessions must register and pay a nominal fee of $15. Saturday seminars include urban farming and sustainable urbanism outreach and education. Architects and LEED accredited professionals can earn up to 9 hours of credits toward required education by the AIA and the USGBC by attending all sessions and keynote speakers on both days. The event’s Web site is www.sos2012.ltu.edu.

Ann Arbor Spark Presents Business Law & Order – Intellectual Property: Ann Arbor Spark presents this ‘Understanding the Basics’ event from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 at Ann Arbor Spark Central, 330 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. Starting a new business is complicated: there are many t’s to cross and i’s to dot. The nine session Legal Series will give entrepreneurs insight into some of the most important legal issues they must consider during business formation. The sessions will help new business owners understand their options and make better decisions relating to the structure, organization and management of their business. More at www.annarborusa.org/events/details?e=11308.

Zell Lurie Institute to Host Annual Private Equity Conference: This week more than 200 private equity, investment banking and business leaders from around the United States will descend on the University of Michigan campus for the annual Michigan Private Equity Conference. Hosted by the Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and its Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, the event will cover the latest insights on the state of the private equity industry and the strategies necessary to excel heading into 2012. Now in its seventh year, the event is being held on Friday, October 5 at the University of Michigan Union. The Michigan Private Equity Conference is a boutique event that covers current and emerging topics in the nation’s economy and credit markets that pose challenges and new opportunities for those in private equity and institutional investing. During the half-day program, keynote speakers and panelists will assess the current state of the marketplace and discuss strategies private-equity firms can utilize to take advantage of current and predicted market conditions. The program will kick-off at 7:30 a.m. with a networking breakfast. At 8:15 a.m., the first keynote address will be delivered by Samuel Zell, Founder and Chairman of Equity Group Investments, University of Michigan alumnus, and major proponent of and donor to entrepreneurial education at the University. A second keynote address will take place at 11:45 a.m. and will be delivered by Steven Klinsky, managing director, founder and CEO of New Mountain Capital LLC. All attendees are invited to a pre-event golf outing taking place on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 11:30 a.m., which will be followed by a dinner reception at 6 p.m. at the Campus Inn. Online registration is open through Wednesday, Oct. 3; on-site registration will open Friday morning at the Michigan Union beginning at 7:30 a.m. For more information or to register, visit http://www.bus.umich.edu/Conferences/UMPE/ViewConference.aspx.

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