The University Record, December 4, 2000


Holiday closure information needed

A listing of holiday closures and special hours will be included in the Dec. 11 issue of the Record. Information must be received by 5 p.m. Dec. 5. Send material via e-mail to or by fax to (734) 764-7084.

Regents to meet Dec. 14–15

The Regents are scheduled to hold their monthly meeting Dec. 14–15 in Ann Arbor. Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance should contact the Regents’ Office two weeks in advance. Call (734) 764-3883. For TTY services, call (734) 647-1388.

Financial Operations notes deadlines for December transaction processing

The Department of Financial Operations has announced the following holiday deadlines for December transaction processing:

  • Accounts Receivable, 3089 Wolverine Tower, needs credit memos and sales invoices by 5 p.m. Dec. 20.

  • Cashier’s Offices need cash receipts by 2 p.m. Dec. 21.

  • Financial operations needs journal entries by noon Dec. 21.

  • Service unit billings can be uploaded until 5 p.m. Dec. 26.

    Cancer Center presents ‘Handling the Holiday Hoopla’ today (Dec. 4)

    The Cancer Center will present “Handling the Holiday Hoopla,” 5:30–6:30 p.m. today (Dec. 4) on Level B1 of the Cancer and Geriatrics Ctrs. Bldg. The program is designed to help cancer patients and families enjoy the holidays and safeguard their health against holiday stress and unreasonable expectations. Presenters will include a doctor, nurse, social worker, psychiatrist, art therapist, nutritionist and health educator. For more information, call (734) 764-8492 or send e-mail to

    Building ventilation to be reduced over holidays

    Ventilation in most campus buildings will be reduced during the holidays to save energy. Units whose areas will be fully staffed Dec. 23–Jan. 2 should send work schedules to Building Automation Services by Dec. 15. Animal research and other critical facilities that normally require 24-hour-a-day ventilation will not undergo reduction during this period. Please remember to close windows to help avoid building freeze-up problems.

    Requests and information on staffing schedules should be sent via fax to Tim Kennedy, (734) 647-0967, or by e-mail to For more information, call (734) 763-4013. Building Automation Services is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Institute for the Humanities offers graduate student fellowships

    The Institute for the Humanities is welcoming applications for fellowships from doctoral students who have attained candidacy. Applications are being accepted through 5 p.m. Jan. 15. Faculty and graduate student fellows will spend the year in residence at the Institute, pursuing their research and participating in a cross-disciplinary, non-public weekly seminar. Graduate student fellows receive a stipend, office space, health insurance, and fall and winter term tuition and fees. Applicants should show the humanities content of their research, and demonstrate capacity to contribute to and gain from exchanges in the Fellows Seminar and informal discussions throughout the year.

    Contact the Institute, (734) 936-3518 or for more information. The application can be downloaded from the Web at

    Reimbursement accounts deadlines are Dec. 11, 19

    To ensure reimbursement in a December paycheck, health care and/or dependent care reimbursement account(s) claims are due by 5 p.m. Dec.11 if paid monthly, Dec. 19 if paid bi-weekly. Drop off or mail claims to the Benefits Office (Central Campus), Wolverine Tower-Low Rise G405, 3003 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1278. Claims are considered within the deadline based on the date received in the Benefits Office.

    Forms and a list of due dates are available on the Web at, and in the Reimbursement Accounts Claims Kit. For more information, contact any Benefits Office: Central Campus, (734) 763-1214; Medical Campus, (734) 764-6584; Flint, (810) 766-6845; or Dearborn, (313) 593-5192.

    Center for Display Technology has new name

    The building formerly referred to as the Center for Display Technology and Manufacturing, located at 2360 Bonisteel Blvd. is now the Bonisteel Interdisciplinary Research Building.

    Copyright symposium features local, national experts

    Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a free three-day symposium addressing copyright issues associated with digital media. The symposium, “Copyright Dilemmas in the Information Age,” will feature panel discussions on music and on copyright issues at the University. It also will include a presentation by John Perry Barlow, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and writer for such publications as Wired Magazine, MONDO, The New York Times and Time.

    Panelists representing all sides of the issue of downloading music over the Internet will present their views during “Free Music From the Internet: Sharing or Stealing?” 8–10 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Michigan Union Ballroom. Panelists include Noah Stone of Artists Against Piracy, Susan Kornfield, intellectual property attorney, and Robin Gross, attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

    Barlow will present “The DotCommunist Manifesto: The Practical Economics of Abolishing Virtual Property,” 7–9 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.

    “Copy ‘RIGHTS’ @ the University of Michigan” will be discussed 2–5 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Michigan League Ballroom. Panelists will address the daily challenges of teaching and research in the technology revolution. Panelists include Jonathan Alger, Office of the General Counsel; William Gosling, director, University Library; Josť-Marie Griffiths, university chief information officer; James Hilton, special assistant to the provost for media rights; and Roberta Morris, adjunct professor of law. The discussion will be moderated by Paul Courant, associate provost.

    The symposium is part of the University’s continuing efforts to educate the community about issues of copyright and the appropriate use of the University’s computer resources. The series is sponsored by the Business School, Consider Magazine, Hillel Major Events, Michigan Union Board of Representatives, 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 School of Information, the Law School and the University Library.

    The symposium will be Webcast and cablecast by UMTV, the campus cable system. For details on the Webcast, visit For more information about the symposium, visit

    U-Move Fitness offers end-of-term sessions

    As part of its “Finals Fitness Frenzy,” U-Move Fitness is offering the following fitness classes the week before final exams:

  • “Super Circuits,” noon Dec. 11 and 13

  • “Step Aerobics,” 5:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 13

  • “Kickboxing,” 6:40 p.m. Dec. 11 and 13

  • “Butts & Guts,” 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12

  • “Hip Hop,” 6:40 p.m. Dec. 12

    The fee is $2 per class. All classes meet in Room 3275, Central Campus Recreation Bldg., except “Super Circuits,” which meets in Room 1250.

    Museum of Art Shop has special holiday hours

    The Museum Shop at the Museum of Art will be open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mondays until Christmas. The shop is open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tues.–Sat., 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Thurs. and noon–5 p.m. Sun. Museum galleries are closed on Mondays. The shop offers books, posters, art and holiday cards, art objects, jewelry and gifts for children. Call (734) 647-0521 for more information.

    MCIT sponsors blood drive Dec. 13

    The Medical Center Information Technology (MCIT) department is sponsoring a faculty and staff blood drive 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Dec. 13 at Arbor Lakes, 4251 Plymouth Rd. Prospective donors may contact Barbara Stanny, (734) 615-0425 or For more information on donating blood and a list of upcoming University blood drives, visit the Web,

    UROP holds fellowships meeting

    The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) will hold an informational meeting 6–7 p.m. Dec. 7 in Auditorium C, Angell Hall. Information will be distributed about UROP’s full-time paid summer research fellowships. Participants will hear from students and faculty about opportunities for historically underrepresented minority students and/or women in the sciences. The program is geared toward students interested in engineering, computer science, physics and biomedical sciences.

    Nimo, his students to perform

    Koo Nimo and his students will perform traditional drumming ensemble and guitar music of the Ashanti people of Ghana at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Residential College Auditorium. Considered a world-class musician, Nimo is Ghana’s foremost proponent of acoustic guitar “high-life,” or palm-wine guitar music, and was trained in Ashanti drumming from an early age. He received a lifetime award from the International Association for the Study of Popular Music.

    The free, public event is sponsored by the Center for World Performance at the International Institute. For information, contact Anne Shore, (734) 936-1998 or

    Input sought on State Street plans

    Ann Arbor’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is hosting two public sessions Dec. 7 to gather citizen input on proposed pedestrian improvements for the State Street area just west of Central Campus, bounded by Thayer Street, William Street, Fifth Avenue and Washington Street. Sessions will take place at 3 p.m. at the Michigan Theater Screening Room and at 7 p.m. in the second floor conference room, Firehall, 107 N. Fifth Ave.

    The DDA’s design team has developed possible improvements to the area. Preliminary design concepts include new trees, lights, bicycle parking, signs and other pedestrian amenities. For additional information, contact Susan Pollay, or (734) 994-6697.

    Web site promotes diversity events

    Dialogues on Diversity, a campus-wide initiative promoting the open exchange of views on diversity issues, has a Web site where diversity-related activities can be showcased. The site,, is designed to serve as the gateway to information on diversity-related events, research, news, and resources on campus and outside the University. A comprehensive University events calendar with a diversity theme is planned, and those hosting events are encouraged to send in information.

    Listings can be submitted online, and suggestions for additions to the site are welcome. For more information, contact Pat McCune, (734) 647-2655 or,

    Retirees will meet Dec. 14

    The Retirees Association will hold its social hour at 3:15 p.m. Dec. 14 in Suite 18, Wolverine Tower. Speaker Mary Lindquist will discuss the background of the local hospice movement. Guests are welcome. For more information, call (734) 747-9220.

    Nominations sought for 2001 research scientist awards

    The Office of the Vice President for Research encourages nominations for three research scientist awards to be given fall 2001: the Research Scientist Recognition Award, the Research Scientist Achievement Award and the Distinguished Research Scientist Award. The deadline is March 29. Nomination guidelines are available on the Web,, or by calling (734) 763-1289.

    Bund to discuss Forest Hill cemetery

    Sally Bund, assistant archivist at the Bentley Historical Library, will lecture on “Ann Arbor’s Forest Hill Cemetery and the 19th-Century Rural, Romantic Cemetery Movement” at 3 p.m. Dec. 5 at the U-M Detroit Observatory. In her free, public lecture, Bund will compare the Forest Hill cemetery (1858) with other historic landscape cemeteries, such as Mt. Auburn (1831) in Cambridge, Mass., and Laurel Hill (1836) in Philadelphia.

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

    Lemper to sing cabaret songs at Michigan Theater

    German singer and actress Ute Lemper will perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Michigan Theater under the aegis of the University Musical Society (UMS). She will perform Berlin cabaret songs from the Weimar Republic, songs by Kurt Weill and works by contemporary composers, including Elvis Costello and Philip Glass.

    For more information or to order tickets, contact the UMS Box Office, (734) 764-2538 or (800) 221-1229. Tickets and information also are on the Web, The Box Office, located in the Power Center for the Performing Arts, is open 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat.

    Art Museum’s plaques to be rededicated

    A ceremony coordinated by the History and Traditions Committee will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 14 in the Museum of Art’s first floor north stairwell to rededicate memorial plaques that have been reinstalled in the building. The Museum of Art is located in Alumni Memorial Hall, which was erected as a memorial to alumni who served in the Mexican, Civil, and Spanish American wars. During remodeling in 1960, the dedication plaques were removed and placed in storage.

    U-Move class registration begins for winter 2001

    U-Move Fitness is now accepting registrations for winter 2001 classes. A variety of classes are offered including swimming, step, yoga, super circuits, kickboxing and butts & guts. Register 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. in Room 1271, Central Campus Recreation Bldg. For more information, call U-Move, (734) 764-1342.

    Ann Arbor Folk Festival tickets on sale starting today

    The Office of Major Events/Division of Student Affairs and The Ark will present the 24th Ann Arbor Folk Festival at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 at Hill Auditorium. A fund-raiser for The Ark, the Festival is a one-day extravaganza of traditional and contemporary music. This year’s lineup includes Joan Baez, Richard Thompson and David Wilcox. Matt Watroba and Connie Kaldor are co-emcees.

    Tickets, $35, $30 and $25, are on sale starting today (Dec. 4) at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, (734) 763-8587, Herb David Guitar Studio, Borders on Liberty St., and all TicketMaster outlets, (248) 645-6666 (service charge when applicable). Tax-deductible Patron and Sponsor tickets are available at the Ark, (734) 761-1800. For more information, call Linda Siglin, (734) 763-5117.

    ‘Live debate’ with Jefferson and Hamilton is Dec. 12

    Two great American political figures of the 18th century, Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Clay Jenkinson, and Alexander Hamilton, portrayed by Hal Bidlack, will hold a free-wheeling discussion 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Clements Library. A noted authority on the era of our nation’s founding, Shaw Livermore, professor emeritus of history, will moderate. Audience participation and questions are welcome.

    In conjunction with this event, a special exhibition of the papers of Jefferson and Hamilton will be on display Dec. 12–Feb. 21 at the Clements Library.

    Since seating at the Clements Library is limited, early reservations are advised. For ticket information, call (734) 764-2347. The performance is made possible by support from the McGregor Fund.

    Exhibition mounted about School of Dentistry’s founding dean

    In honor of the School of Dentistry’s 125th anniversary, an informative exhibit has been mounted about its founding dean, Jonathan Taft (1820–1903). Curated by Patricia Anderson, senior associate librarian, the exhibition can be viewed online at

    Nursing History Society to host potluck, oral history interview

    The Nursing History Society will hold a potluck and program 5–7:30 p.m. today (Dec. 4) in Room 1334, 400 N. Ingalls Bldg. The 6 p.m. program is an oral history interview with Marjorie M. Jackson, associate professor emerita of nursing, conducted by Linda Strodtman, assistant professor of nursing, School of Nursing, and clinical nurse specialist, University Hospital. For further information, call Linda Strodtman, (734) 434-0266.

    Theatre department presents To Kill a Mockingbird

    The Department of Theatre and Drama will present To Kill a Mockingbird at 8 p.m. Dec. 7, 8 and 9, and at 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. An adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel of the same name, the play looks at justice and the human spirit, as seen through the eyes of a young girl. Lee’s story of family life in the South won her a Pulitzer Prize in 1961, and the book became a movie starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch.

    Tickets, $20 and $15 for reserved seating, and $7 for students with ID (limit of two tickets per ID), may be purchased 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. at the Michigan League Ticket Office or by phone, (734) 764-0450. Tickets also are available at the Power Center Box Office one hour prior to curtain time on performance days.

    Indoor Track Building offers public jogging times

    The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced public jogging times available in the Indoor Track Building seven days a week until April 12. The building will be open to joggers 6 a.m.–1 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 7 p.m.–10 p.m. Mon.–Thurs. and 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat. and Sun. A monthly calendar indicating any deviation from these hours will be posted on site. Membership fees for the season are $60 for faculty/staff, $30 for students and $80 for general public. The drop-in fee is $5 a session. For more information, call (764) 763-5088, or consult the Indoor Track Building’s Web site at

    Benefits Office hours curtailed Dec. 8

    The Benefits Office will be closed 1:30–3 p.m. Dec. 8 so the staff can attend the annual office holiday party. Telephone coverage will be provided to take messages only. The office will resume its regular schedule at 3 p.m.