The University Record, April 2, 2001


Prostate SPORE grant funds available

The Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking applications for funds available from the Prostate SPORE grant. Grants of up to $45,000 for faculty and $10,000 in seed funds are available for a 10-month period beginning Aug. 1 for projects studying the mechanisms involved in prostate cancer development or working on developing a cure for the disease. The application deadline is June 1. For more information, contact Jill Miller, (734) 615-2068 or

Hofstadter to deliver lecture

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Douglas Hofstadter will deliver a lecture titled “The Pervasive Power of Analogies in the Progress of Physics” 4–5 p.m. April 13 in Room 170, Dennison Bldg. The free, public event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Complex Systems. For more information, call (734) 763-3301.

Museum members get in free at 200 other science museums

A family membership card from the Exhibit Museum of Natural History allows holders to visit more than 200 science museums nationwide free. Memberships also entitle holders to a 20 percent discount on Exhibit Museum store purchases, planetarium tickets and workshop fees. Family memberships are $50 each. For more information, call (734) 936-5834 or visit the Web at

Deductions taken in March for February and March benefits

The Payroll and Benefits offices wish to remind employees of a situation identified late last month related to the University’s February 2001 monthly payroll. This does not affect biweekly paid staff.

Due to a processing error, the only benefits deductions taken from February paychecks were basic and additional retirement plan contributions. Neither employee deductions nor University contributions were taken for health, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, prescription drug, vision, flexible spending account, auto/homeowner insurance, long-term care insurance, legal plan and flexible benefits cash credit coverage. Other non-benefit plan deductions, such as parking and University day care facilities, were not affected.

To correct this situation, both the February and March benefits premiums will be deducted from March paychecks. Since there was no deduction for them in February, there will be a double deduction in March for health, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, prescription drug, vision, flexible spending account, auto/homeowner insurance, long-term care insurance, legal plan and flexible benefits cash credit coverage.

The Payroll and Benefits offices regret any inconvenience this situation may have caused. For more information, call the Payroll Office, (734) 764-8259, or the Benefits Office, (734) 763-1214.

International colloquium scheduled

An international colloquium titled “Multiple Silences of Prejudice: Turkish Locations” is scheduled for 1–6 p.m. April 4 in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg. Participants will include Ayhan Aktar and Ayhan Kara, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Marmara University; Dru Gladney, Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaii; and Martin Van Bruinessen, Department of Oriental Languages and Cultures, Utrecht University.

The event is sponsored by the centers for Chinese Studies, European Studies, Middle Eastern and North African Studies, and Russian and East European Studies, with support from a Ford Foundation grant. For more information, call (734) 764-0350 or visit the Web at

Cantor on panel at conference

Provost Nancy Cantor will participate as a panelist at 3:20 p.m. April 5 in the Women.future MainEvent 2001 conference at the General Motors Corp. (GM) Global Headquarters in Detroit.

The theme of the Detroit conference is “Women Drivers: A New Era in the World of Business.” Host Carmen Harlan, senior news anchor for Detroit TV affiliate WDIV, will moderate the panel. Panelists, along with Cantor, include former Surgeon General Antonia Novello, commissioner of health for New York state; Eleanor Josaitis, co-founder and executive director of Focus: HOPE; Shirley Stancato, president of New Detroit; Denise Illitch, president of Illitch Holdings; and Judy Hu, GM executive director of advertising and marketing.

Women.future is a leadership skills training program offering an opportunity to learn about women, leadership and business. Thousands will gather in university and college auditoriums, movie theaters and corporate headquarters to interact with more than 30 panelists. A two-way satellite link at GM’s headquarters will allow the broadcast to be carried in locations that may include sites in London and Paris, as well as Stanford and Harvard universities.

Take Back the Night event set

The Take Back the Night March and Rally Against Sexualized Violence will take place at 7 p.m. April 6 on the Diag. Child care is available. For more information, call Anna, (734) 741-8680.

CWPS, Residential College present end-of-semester performance

The Center for World Performance Studies (CWPS) and the Residential College are presenting an end-of-semester performance at 8 p.m. April 11 in the Residential College Auditorium. Koo Nimo, Residential College artist-in-residence, will lead an ensemble of students performing palmwine guitar music and Ashanti drumming. For more information on this free, public event, contact Frank Gunderson, (734) 936-2777 or

Nursing History Society hosts program

The Nursing History Society will hold an oral history program and potluck 5–7:30 p.m. April 9 in Room 1334, School of Nursing Bldg. The oral history program will feature Ruth Husung, assistant director of nursing at University Hospital 1964–85, interviewed by Linda Strodtman. The potluck is 5–6 p.m. Bring a dish to pass and table service. For more information, call Strodtman, (734) 434-0266.

Kinesiology Aquatics Camp slated

Kinesiology Aquatics Camp will be held April 30–June 22 at the Central Campus Recreation Bldg. (CCRB). Participants can earn up to 15 American Red Cross certifications. Registration is 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. in Room 1271, CCRB. For more information, call (734) 764-1342.

CRECH presents lecture by Deloria

Vine Deloria Jr. will deliver the third annual Distinguished Lecture on Public Health and Human Rights at 3 p.m. April 5 in Rackham Auditorium. Deloria, professor emeritus of history at the University of Colorado, will address “Daily Life on American Indian Reservations.”

A reception will follow this free, public event, which is presented by the Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture and Health (CRECH). For more information, call (734) 647-6665 or visit the Web at

Dearborn art tour focuses on glass

The Fine Art Associates, in cooperation with the Art Museum Project at the U-M-Dearborn, are presenting the third tour of the 2000–01 season 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. April 28. The tour, which focuses on glass, begins in Dearborn with a visit to the exhibition of works by Michael Glancy on display in the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery. Other stops include the Michigan Hot Glass Studio in Detroit, Temple Beth El in Bloomfield and the studio of Blair Reed in West Bloomfield.

The cost, which includes lunch, is $10 for Dearborn students, $25 for members of Fine Art Associates and $35 for others. For more information, call Kenneth R. Gross, (313) 593-5058.

Department of Dance presents concert

The Department of Dance will present “All the Same . . . Except for Today,” a thesis concert created by graduating seniors Susan Kellerman, Melissa Mallinson, Elizabeth Riga, Kirsten Seacor and Janna Van Hoven, at 8 p.m. April 5–7 at the Betty Pease Studio Theater, Dance Bldg. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door one hour prior to the concert. For more information, call (734) 763-5460.

Courant to address retirees

Associate Provost Paul Courant will address the Retirees Association at 3:15 p.m. April 11 in Suite 18, Wolverine Tower. Free parking is available. For more information, call (734) 764-9291 or (734) 747-9220.

Cardiovascular Center, students teaming up for fund-raiser

The Cardiovascular Center and School of Business Administration students are hosting the third annual Stampede of Races at 9 a.m. April 7 at Domino’s Farms. The fund-raising event includes a 20-kilometer race, a 10-kilometer race, a 5-kilometer race and a mini-mile—a 400-meter race for children age 8 and younger.

The Cardiovascular Center is raising money for Project HOPE, while the School of Business Administration students are helping Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley. For more information or to register, call (734) 332-3981 or visit the Web at

Faculty, columnist to discuss Bush’s proposed tax cut

U-M tax experts Joel Slemrod and James Hines will join Detroit Free Press columnist Doron Levin in a free, public forum to discuss President Bush’s proposed tax cut at 4:15 p.m. April 4 in Hale Auditorium, Business School. The event will be moderated by Kyle Logue, professor of law.

Slemrod, the Paul W. McCracken Professor of Business Economics, also is the director of the Office of Tax Policy Research (OTPR). Hines is a professor of business economics and the OTPR’s research director. For more information, call (734) 763-3068 or visit the Web at

Exhibition features African art

The exhibition “African Art of Dual Worlds” is opening April 5 in the James L. and Vivian A. Curtis Gallery, Museum of Art. Highlighting objects and ideas from nearly 30 different cultures, it provides an intellectually challenging introduction to African art. For more information, call (734) 764-0395.

Observatory offers April events

The U-M Detroit Observatory is hosting the following events in April:

  • Howard Markel, associate professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, director of the Historical Center of Health Sciences, and professor of medical history, will present a free, public lecture titled “An Example Worthy of Imitation: The University of Michigan Medical School 1850–2000” at 7:30 p.m. April 3.

  • Docent-guided tours of the observatory and its exhibitions will take place 3–5 p.m. April 11. A $5 donation is suggested.

    For more information, call (734) 763-2230 or visit the Web at

    Event focuses on Japanese law

    The Japanese Legal Studies program at the Law School is presenting the conference “Change, Continuity and Context: Japanese Law in the Twenty-First Century” April 6–7 in Room 250, Hutchins Hall. Special guests include Gen Kajitani of the Japanese Supreme Court and Yasuharu Nagashima, a partner in the firm Nagashima, Ohno & Tsunematsu and representative director of the Japan branch of the Japanese American Society for Legal Studies.

    The conference is sponsored by the Japan Foundation, the Center for Japanese Studies and the Law School endowments of Nippon Life Insurance Co. and Sumitomo Bank. For more information, contact Stephanie Wiederhold, (734) 764-0535 or

    Latin American Business Conference set

    The third annual Latin American Business Conference will be held April 6 in Room D1270, Business School. Angel Torres, president of Bacardi Corp., will deliver the keynote address at this free, public event. The conference is presented by the Hispanic and Latin Business Student Association. For more information, contact or, or visit the Web at

    UMS presenting orchestra, Grammy-winning quartet

    The University Musical Society (UMS) is presenting the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with music director Riccardo Chailly at 8 p.m. April 4 in Hill Auditorium. Bass-baritone Matthias Goerne will join the orchestra in an all-Mahler program. Tickets are $55, $45, $35 and $20.

    The Grammy Award-winning Emerson String Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. April 6 in Rackham Auditorium. The ensemble will perform works by Haydn, Beethoven, Bartok and Kutag. Tickets are $36, $32, $26 and $20.

    For more information or to order tickets, call (734) 764-2538 or (800) 221-1229 outside the 734 area code, or visit the Web at

    Third part of colloquium series set

    The Doctoral Program in Anthropology and History presents the third part of the three-part colloquium series “Science—Ethics—Power: Controversy over the Production of Knowledge and Indigenous People” 1–3 p.m. April 6 in Rackham Assembly Hall. In his address titled “The Uses of History,” Brian Ferguson of the Rutgers University Department of Anthropology will explore the ways in which history, science and ideology intersect in Western images of primitive warfare.

    Additional support for the event was provided by the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program, the Program in the Comparative Study of Social Transformations and a Ford Foundation grant to the International Institute. For more information, call (734) 763-0553 or visit the Web at

    Event explores transition in China

    The Center for Chinese Studies is holding a conference titled “Uneven Transition in China: Reform and Inequality” 9 a.m.–5 p.m. April 7 in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg. Scholars will discuss emerging patterns of diversity and inequality in China’s market reforms. This free, public event is co-sponsored by the William Davidson Institute and the International Institute. For more information, call (734) 764-6308 or visit the Web at