The University Record, April 9, 2001


Regents to meet April 12

The Regents will begin their monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. April 12 in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Administration Bldg. Agenda items include the renovation of the Rackham Building and the Edward H. Kraus Building, and University Housing residence hall and family housing rates for 2001–02.

At 11 a.m., the Regents will hold their public comments session. Those wishing to make comments at this session should sign up online at, send e-mail to or call (734) 763-5553.

Series of events to launch Life Sciences Institute

The University will celebrate the launch of the Life Sciences Institute and construction of the 230,000-square-foot, $96 million Life Sciences Institute building with a series of events April 11.

An official kickoff ceremony at 10 a.m. in Rackham Auditorium will include keynote talks by Institute co-directors Jack E. Dixon, chair, Department of Biological Chemistry, and the Minor J. Coon Professor of Biological Chemistry, and Scott D. Emr, as well as remarks by life sciences students Meredith W. Miller and Nakia Williams. President Lee C. Bollinger also will speak, and Ypsilanti High School teacher Robin Evans will present the work of 21 of her students who have painted panels with the theme “What Life Science Will Look Like in the Future.” A trio from the Life Sciences Orchestra will perform.

At 5 p.m., the Life Sciences, Values and Society Program; the Arts of Citizenship Program; and the Museum of Art will co-sponsor a panel discussion at the Museum on the exhibition “Paradise Now: Picturing the Genetic Revolution.” Panel members will address issues of art, ethics and genetics illustrated by pieces in the exhibition, which is on display through May 27 at the Museum. Panelists include Carole Kismaric and Marvin Heiferman, partners in the New York-based company Lookout and independent curators of the exhibition; Peter Ubel, associate professor of internal medicine; and Elizabeth Petty, associate professor of internal medicine and of human genetics. Bollinger will moderate the discussion.

For more information on the kickoff events, visit the Web at

Institute office will be closed April 10

Due to renovations, the International Institute office in Room 2660, Social Work Bldg., will be closed all day April 10. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. April 11. Messages can be left at (734) 763-9200. To reach a staff member while the office is closed, call Christine Billick, (734) 936-1538.

Faculty Women’s Club to meet

The Faculty Women’s Club will hold its annual spring luncheon and business meeting at 11:30 a.m. April 11 in the Michigan League Ballroom. There will be an art exhibition by the Faculty Women’s Club Painting Section and a musical program by the Music Section. The club will hold its election of officers for next year and present its Outstanding Member Award. For more information, call (734) 761-6095.

Poetry Slam finals will be April 15

The finals of the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational will be held at 2 p.m. April 15 in the Michigan Union Ballroom. Headlining the show will be Poetry Slam founder Marc Smith of Chicago. The cost is $7 general admission and $3 for students with a valid ID. For more information, contact Robb Thibault, (734) 763-3202 or

Moneo to deliver Wallenberg Lecture

Internationally renowned architect Rafael Moneo, the Joseph Lluis Sart Professor of Architecture at Harvard University, will deliver the Raoul Wallenberg Lecture at 6 p.m. April 9 in Room 2104, Art and Architecture Bldg. Moneo’s projects include the Logrono Town Hall, the Museum of Roman Art in Merida, the transformation of the Villahermosa Palace in Madrid, the Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation in Palma de Mallorca, and the Davis Art Museum at Wellesley College.

The Wallenberg Lecture honors alumnus Raoul Wallenberg for his legendary acts of compassion in saving Jews from the Nazis and celebrates architecture and urban planning as a social art. For more information on this free, public event, call (734) 764-1300 or visit the Web at

Kelsey Museum to host Family Days

The Kelsey Museum will host two Family Days 10 a.m.–noon April 21 and May 12. Children ages 5–12 can learn about ancient Egypt through such activities as crown making, a jewelry workshop and hieroglyphic writing. Youngsters also will be able to view artifacts from ancient Egypt and other Mediterranean civilizations. Docents will be available to answer questions.

Reservations are required, and space is limited. The cost is $10 for one child and $7 for each additional child. For more information or to make reservations, call (734) 647-4167.

Expert to address cancer, sexuality

Certified sex therapist Sallie Foley, senior clinical social worker, will present a Cancer AnswerNight program on “Life after Cancer Treatment: Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions about Sex and Intimacy” 7–8:30 p.m. April 19 at the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. She will address how to have a healthy, satisfying sexual relationship after cancer treatment and recovery.

To register, call (800) 742-2300 and enter category 7870, or visit the Web at

Visiting healer to present lecture

Visiting lecturer Mario Galan Rivas of Cuba, a Lucumi/Santeria master healer, will discuss the healing practices and history of the Lucumi Afro-Cuban religious tradition noon–1 p.m. April 17 in the Maternal and Child Health Care Auditorium, Mott Hospital. He will address the history, current status and future of the Lucumi traditional medicine/healing modality and philosophy.

Program sponsors include the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, the International Institute, the Residential College, the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Center, the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, and Guild House. For more information, contact Brian Gardner, (734) 669-8416 or (734) 646-8416.

Thesis dance concert scheduled

The Department of Dance will present “SHIFT,” a BFA/BDA thesis concert, at 8 p.m. April 12–14 in the Betty Pease Studio Theatre, Dance Bldg. The event will feature works by student choreographers Deborah Karp, Veronica Chapp, Mudhillum MuQaribu and Jeremy Kallio. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door one hour before the concert. For more information, call the Department of Dance, (734) 763-5460.

Open rehearsal scheduled

Actor and musician Benjamin Bagby and director-choreographer-artist Ping Chong will present an open rehearsal of Edda: Viking Tales of Revenge, Lust and Family 3:30–5:30 p.m. April 16 in the Media Union. The premiere of the performance will be April 25–26 in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. For tickets, call the University Musical Society (UMS) box office, (734) 764-2538, or visit the Web at

UMS, the Institute for the Humanities, the School of Art and Design, and the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program contributed to the planning of the performance.

Courant to address retirees

Paul Courant, associate provost, professor of economics and of public policy, and faculty associate, Survey Research Center, will address the Retirees Association at 3:15 p.m. April 12 in Suite 18, Wolverine Tower. Free parking is available. For more information, call (734) 764-9291 or (734) 747-9220.

Performances of Side Show set

The Musical Theatre Department is presenting Side Show, a story of two sisters searching for love and fame, at 8 p.m. April 12–14 and at 2 p.m. April 15 in the Power Center for the Performing Arts. Inspired by the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, the musical touches on the universal need for acceptance and the strength of the human spirit.

Tickets are $20 and $15, $7 for student seating. They may be purchased 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. at the Michigan League ticket office and at the Power Center box office one hour prior to curtain on performance days. For more information, call (734) 764-0450.

Robeson Center to showcase art gallery

The Paul Robeson Research Center for Academic and Athletic Prowess in Room 1040, Central Campus Recreation Bldg., is showcasing the Curt Flood Art Gallery 10 a.m.–6 p.m. today (April 9)–April 13. The exhibition “Images of Race Relations in Sport: From Paul Robeson to Althea Gibson to Michael Jordan” has added several new pieces since it opened in 1999.

The exhibition is sponsored by Dialogues on Diversity, the School of Art and Design, and the Department of Sports Management and Communication. For more information, contact Quentin Love, (734) 763-0186 or

Neubacher Award nominations sought

The Council for Disability Concerns is seeking nominations for the 12th annual James Neubacher Award. The award, which carries a $500 stipend, is a memorial to alumnus Neubacher, who was a Detroit Free Press columnist and advocate for people with disabilities. It is presented annually in October during Investing in Ability Week, a series of programs and events designed to increase awareness of disability issues.

Nominees must be U-M students, staff, faculty, alumnae or alumni and must have made significant contributions to removing barriers to full participation in programs and services by people with disabilities; to promoting acceptance and awareness of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life; or to advocating for the civil rights of people with disabilities to increase their participation in the life of their communities and nations.

The deadline for nominations is May 31. Nomination forms are available from the Office of Equity and Diversity Services, Room 4005, Wolverine Tower, (734) 763-0235, TTY (734) 647-1388, or on the Web at For more information, send e-mail to Brian Clapham,

Symposium to honor Coucouvanis

The Department of Chemistry is hosting a symposium to honor Prof. Dimitri Coucouvanis at 1 p.m. April 20 in Room 1640, Chemistry Bldg. Invited guest speakers include Richard Holm of Harvard University, John P. Fackler Jr. of Texas A&M University, Jon Zubieta of Syracuse University, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis of Michigan State University, Stephen J. Lippard of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kostas Demadis of Nalco Chemical Co.

U-Move Fitness offers spring classes

The U-Move Fitness Office is offering spring classes in exercise and aquatics. Registration is open 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. in Room 1271, Central Campus Recreation Bldg. For more information, call (734) 764-1342.

Hirsch to lecture on game theory

Morris W. Hirsch, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, will deliver a lecture on “Dynamics, Stochastic Approximation and Game Theory” at 4 p.m. April 12 in Room 231, West Hall. His free, public talk is part of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems’ winter seminar series. For more information, visit the Web at

Kazura to deliver Gudakunst Lecture

James W. Kazura, chief, Division of Geographic Medicine; professor of medicine and international health; and director, Center for International Health at Case Western Reserve University, will deliver the 39th Don W. Gudakunst Memorial Lecture at 3 p.m. April 11 in Auditorium I, School of Public Health Bldg. I. He will address the topic “Genetic Susceptibility in Human Malaria.” For more information on this free, public event, call (734) 764-5435.

Intellectual property legislation will be focus of symposium

An interactive discussion titled “Intellectual Property Legislation: How It Will Affect You” will take place 1–3 p.m. April 17 in the Henderson Room, Michigan League. The free, public event will include presentations by Michael Waring, executive director of federal relations and director of the University’s Washington, D.C., office, and Jonathan Alger, assistant general counsel.

The symposium is the last in a series of meetings that began in the fall to educate the University community about copyright issues and the appropriate use of the University’s computer resources. It is sponsored by the School of Business Administration, the Office of the General Counsel, the Office of the Provost, the President’s Information Revolution Commission, the School of Information, the Technology Management Office, the Office of the Chief Information Officer, the Law School and University Library.

For more information, contact Wanda Monroe, (734) 936-3814, or visit the Web at

College of Pharmacy hosting career exploration night

Pharmacy professionals, staff and current students at the College of Pharmacy will explore career opportunities for pharmacy graduates 6–8 p.m. April 10 at “Pharm.D. Night 2001” in Room 1544, C.C. Little Bldg. For more information, contact Valener Perry, assistant dean for student services, College of Pharmacy, (734) 764-5550 or or visit the Web at