The University Record, December 11, 2000


Last 2000 Record published Dec. 18; issues resume Jan. 8

The final December issue will be published Dec. 18. Issues will resume in the new year on Jan. 8. The Record staff wishes faculty, staff and students a joyous and restful holiday break.

Current address must be on file to receive W-2

2000 Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statements will be mailed the week of Jan. 15. To ensure prompt delivery by the U.S. Postal Service, the Staff Records Office must have each faculty and staff member’s current home address.

Address change request forms are available at Staff Records, 4073 Wolverine Tower, (734) 764-9250; or Medical Campus Human Resources Information, 300 N. Ingalls Bldg., (734) 647-2385.

Regents meet Dec. 14

The Regents will begin their monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Administration Building.

Agenda items include the annual report on research, personnel items, and several building renovation and addition projects, including expansion of the Women’s Hospital Birthing Center.

Public comments will be heard at 4 p.m. University members and others may address their comments to the Regents at this session. Those wishing to sign up may do so online at, by sending send e-mail to or by calling (734) 763-5553.

Meningitis and flu shots available for students at Dec. 12 clinic

Flu and bacterial meningitis shots will be available to students 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Dec. 12 in the Lower Atrium, Chemistry Bldg., at a vaccination clinic being conducted by the Michigan Visiting Nurses (MVN) in conjunction with the University Health Service (UHS).

The shots will be offered on a on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students may pay by check, cash or student account, but not by credit card. Meningitis shots are $75. The fee for flu shots had not been determined at Record press time. Students under age 18 must have a parent’s signature to be vaccinated.

The recent delays in delivery of this year’s flu vaccine are easing, allowing MVN and the UHS to offer the vaccine to students, whose living conditions may increase the risk of transmission.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended on Dec. 4 that college students living in residence halls be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis. This is in addition to last year’s recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that first-year students be given the opportunity to obtain the vaccine. Incidence of the disease—which is far more serious than the unrelated viral meningitis—has risen in recent years.

Both vaccines take about two weeks after vaccination to become effective; flu shots are recommended every year, while meningitis immunization lasts three to five years.

For more information on the Dec. 12 clinic, students may call (734) 677-4515 or visit the Web at Flu and meningitis immunizations for students, faculty and staff also are available on a walk-in basis at UHS on Fletcher Street. For more information, visit the Web at or call (734) 764-8304.

Business School staff recognition ceremony is Dec. 15

The Business School staff recognition ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 15 in Hale Auditorium. Six staff members will receive awards from the dean for their outstanding contributions to the Business School community.

Hartmann, Hamp to speak at Dearborn commencement

U-M graduates Jan Hartmann, president of Hartmann Consulting Group, and Steven K. Hamp, president of Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, will give commencement speeches Dec. 17 at the U-M-Dearborn.

Hartmann will speak at a morning ceremony for graduates of the College of Engineering and Computer Science and School of Management, and Hamp will talk at an afternoon ceremony for graduates of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, and the School of Education.

Hartmann’s organization provides consulting services for strategic planning and franchising. Actively involved in community, professional and public service, Hartmann was executive vice president of Troy-based Ziebart International before forming his own consulting group.

As president of Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, Hamp has been involved in the development and implementation of the institution’s educational program and business agenda. In addition to the museum, Hamp has experience working at the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery, the U-M Museum of Art, and the Indiana University Museum of History, Folklore and Anthropology.

United Way campaign exceeds its goal

U-M’s United Way campaign raised more than $1.1 million, thanks to the efforts of approximately 350 volunteers and donor contributions. Pledges were 8 percent higher than last year’s, and more than 5,000 people made donations, including almost 300 “Leadership Givers,” who each contributed $1,000 or more. The U-M pledges contributed to Washtenaw United Way’s total of more than $8.5 million raised throughout the county for the benefit of area health and human services agencies.

Museum of Art hosts Rothko exhibition Dec. 16–Feb. 25

“Mark Rothko and the Lure of the Figure: Paintings 1933–1946” will be on display Dec. 16–Feb. 25 at the Museum of Art. Organized by the Museum, the exhibition includes 15 canvases from the early portion of Rothko’s career, painted while he lived in New York City, some rarely or never before exhibited. They reveal explorations in figurative work by an artist more widely known for his monumental works of the 1950s and 1960s, and feature smaller scale images that grapple with isolation, fragility and tragedy. Often haunting and surreal, the paintings show Rothko’s work in a fresh light. They were drawn from the collections of the artist’s son, U-M alumnus Christopher Rothko, and from those of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Senate Assembly meets today

Senate Assembly will meet at 3:15 p.m. today (Dec. 11) in Rackham Amphitheater. Marvin Krislov, vice president and general counsel, and Elizabeth Barry, deputy general counsel, will present an update on the affirmative action lawsuits. Also included on the agenda are election of the SACUA Nominating Committee and a presentation on the Civil Liberties Board Privacy Committee Report by Dan Green, Joseph Holoshitz, Ann Larimore and Phil Margolis.

Department of Theatre presents Shakespeare’s The Tempest

The Department of Theatre will remount its acclaimed production of The Tempest at 8 p.m. Dec. 14–16 in the Power Center for the Performing Arts. Shakespeare’s last complete work, The Tempest has delighted audiences while defying easy categorization for almost 400 years. Concerned with such issues as the nature of authority and the clashing demands of revenge, forgiveness, justice and mercy, the play will feature a cast of performers and a production and artistic staff from throughout the University.

Tickets, $20, $15, and $7 for students with 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.

Pilobolus dancers to perform Jan. 6, 7 at Power Center

The acrobatic, internationally-recognized dance troupe Pilobolus will perform two different programs, a family show at 2 p.m. Jan. 6, and an evening show at 8 p.m. Jan. 6 and 4 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. The event is presented by the University Musical Society (UMS), which co-commissioned a work titled Klezmer! with the National Foundation for Jewish Culture that Pilobolus will perform at all three shows. At the evening performances only, the group will stage a piece about the Holocaust called A Selection, with sets by Maurice Sendak, that contains nudity and adult situations. The one-hour family show will feature the giddy, shape defying morphisms for which the company is best known.

Kate Remen-Wait, UMS dance education specialist, will present a free lecture, “Galloping Sofas, the Appendectomy and Hairballs: The Methods and Movement Vocabulary of Pilobolus,” at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 in the Koessler Library, Michigan League.

Tickets for the family performance, $15 for adults and $5 for children, and for the evening performances, $36, $34, $24, and $18, are available 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat. at the UMS Box Office, temporarily located in the Power Center. Tickets and information also are available by calling (734) 764-2538 or (800) 221-1229, or on the Web,

Amazin’ Blue receives three national honors

Amazin’ Blue, the University’s nationally-renowned a cappella ensemble, has recently added three more honors to its resume, including being selected for the 2001 Best of College A Cappella compact disc and qualifying for the quarter-finals of the National Championships of Collegiate A Cappella. It also gained a spot on the Top Seller List of Mainely A Cappella, a vendor of albums and merchandise from professional and collegiate a cappella groups. Amazin’ Blue’s latest album, Raising the Bar, ranked seventh on the Mainely A Cappella list, the first time a collegiate group has earned a top 10 ranking there.

Amazin’ Blue is a 14-member, student-run ensemble. Members come from four of the University’s schools and colleges. It is supported primarily by the University Activities Center. For more information about the group, send e-mail to or visit the Web,

Rudy Hawkins Singers will perform gospel celebration

The Rudy Hawkins Singers will perform “Oh Holy Night: A Gospel Christmas Celebration” at 8 p.m. Dec. 16 at Detroit’s Music Hall. The performance is a joint presentation of the University Musical Society (UMS) and the Arts League of Michigan, and part of the group’s three-week regional tour under Columbia Artists Management. The 60-person ensemble, led by gospel music star and Detroit native Rudy Hawkins, will perform gospel versions of much-loved holiday tunes.

The Music Hall is located at 350 Madison Ave. in Detroit. Tickets, $28, $26, $20, $16, are available 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat. at the UMS Box Office, temporarily located in the Power Center for the Performing Arts. Subject to availability, $10 student rush tickets may be purchased Dec. 15. Tickets and information also are available by calling (734) 764-2538 or (800) 221-1229, or visiting the Web at

Meet U-M athletes

U-Meet the Athlete, sponsored by the Division of Kinesiology, gives young people an opportunity to meet University student-athletes and participate in brief sport clinics with them. The goal is for kids to have fun while mastering the fundamentals of a sport, staying in school and staying healthy. U-Meet the Athlete now features 11 men’s and women’s varsity teams. Cost is $10 per session, with the next session, featuring men’s baseball, on Jan. 20. For more information, call Kerry Winkelseth, (734) 647-2708, or send e-mail to

Altamirano is new director of International Center

Rudie Altamirano is the new director of the International Center. He earned a doctorate at Michigan State University in community and regional development and cross-cultural communication, and recently served as the assistant director of the Office for International Students and Scholars.

As director, Altamirano is responsible for programs that advise international students and scholars; help with immigration issues, orientation and special programs for international students, staff and faculty; and coordinate overseas opportunities for students, including work and internships abroad.

Biographical database is available

The University Library has made the Biography Resource Center available to the U-M community on the GaleNet Web site ( The Biography Resource Center is a comprehensive database of biographical information on more than one million people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. It combines approximately 250,000 biographies from respected Gale Group sources with nearly one million biographies from The Complete Marquis Who’s Who. The database also includes full-text articles from nearly 250 periodicals. A search for people may be based on one or more personal facts, such as birth and death years and places, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or on a combination of criteria that create a highly-targeted custom search path.