The University Record, February 5, 2001


Two University units move

The Office for the Study of Automotive Transportation has moved to Room 403, U-M Transportation Research Institute, 2901 Baxter Road 2150.

The Department of Grounds and Waste Management has moved to 2550 Draper Drive 2115.

Workplace Awards nominations sought

The nominations deadline for the Workplace 2001 Staff Recognition Awards is March 5. Nominations should be mailed to Workplace 2001 Awards Committee, Human Resources and Affirmative Action, 4005 Wolverine Tower, 3003 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1281.

4-HELP relocating phone center

Consultants from 4-HELP, the computer help hot line, will be unable to handle trouble calls Feb. 16–18 due to the relocation of the service’s phone center. Questions about computing problems can be sent via e-mail to The 4-HELP service will reopen Feb. 19.

Sign up for IM sports events

The Department of Intramural (IM) Sports is accepting entries for its volleyball tournament 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Feb. 12–14 and for its table tennis tournament until 4:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the IM Sports Bldg. (IMSB). Entry fees and event times and dates are:

Table tennis: The cost is $5 for singles and $9 for doubles. The tournament will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 10 at the Sports Coliseum.

Volleyball: The cost is $35 per team. A mandatory manager’s meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 in Cliff Keen Arena. The tournament will be Feb. 17–18 at the IMSB, beginning at 10 a.m. both days.

For more information, call (734) 763-3562.

UMS presents pianist Dubravka Tomsic, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

The University Musical Society (UMS) presents Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at 8 p.m. Feb. 9–10 at the Power Center for the Performing Arts and pianist Dubravka Tomsic at 4 p.m. Feb. 11 at Hill Auditorium.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will perform two different programs. The Feb. 9 program will include “Rassemblement (The Gathering)” by Nacho Duato, “Split” by Trey McIntyre and “Read My Hips” by Daniel Ezralow. The Feb. 10 program will consist of “Tanze (Six Dances)” by Jiri Kylian, “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” by Harrison McEldowney, “Jardi Tancat (Enclosed Garden)” by Duato, “Lady Lost Found” by Ezralow and “Minus 16” by Ohad Naharin. Tickets are $38, $34, $24 and $18.

A pupil of Artur Rubinstein, Tomsic will perform works by Bach, Liszt and Prokofiev. Tickets are $40, $30, $20 and $14.

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

Health System offers classes for African Americans with diabetes

The Health System is offering classes for African Americans with diabetes that include information on proper nutrition, exercise, medication, dental care and other topics. Participants also will learn ways to prevent kidney disease, blindness, amputations and other health problems associated with the disease.

Two informational open houses are scheduled Feb. 19. They will be 3–5 p.m. at Miller Manor, 727 Miller Avenue, and 5:15–7:15 p.m. at Sequoia Place, 1131 Maple Road. Registration is required. For more information, call (734) 936-2687.

Panel to discuss costumes of Shakespeare’s history plays

A reception and panel discussion titled “The Look of Shakespeare’s History Plays” will be held Feb. 13 in the Special Collections Library, seventh floor, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. The reception begins at 7 p.m., and the program starts at 8 p.m.

Four panelists will discuss their experiences in designing productions of Shakespeare’s history plays: Jeannette Lambermont and Dany Lyne of the Stratford Festival of Canada; Blake Anderson, chair of Wayne State University’s Department of Theatre; and Nephelie Andonyadis, U-M assistant professor of theatre and drama. Gary Decker, U-M assistant professor of theatre and drama and production supervisor, Department of Theatre and Drama and School of Music, will moderate the discussion.

The event is part of the March “Michigan Residency of the Royal Shakespeare Company.”

D.C. pastor to present lecture

The St. Mary Student Parish Education Lecture Series presents Rev. William J. Byron speaking on “Sunday into Monday: Reflections on Workplace Spirituality” at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at St. Mary Student Parish, 331 Thompson St. A reception will follow in Newman Center Lounge.

Byron is the pastor at Holy Trinity Church in Washington, D.C. He taught “Social Responsibilities of Business” 1992–2000 at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He has written several books on spirituality and the workplace.

For more information, call Moira Boehm, (734) 663-0557, ext. 221.

Seminar Series to host MIT’s Lester

Richard Lester, director of the Industrial Performance Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is the featured lecturer in the Dean’s Seminar Series of the College of Engineering. His talk, “Productivity and Creativity: Old Lessons from the New Economy, or New Lessons from the Old?” will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 9 in Room 1610, Industrial and Operations Engineering Bldg. A reception will follow.

The Dean’s Seminar Series was established by Dean Stephen Director to bring internationally renowned academics and researchers to the University to share knowledge, exchange ideas and stimulate discussion.

AATA adding service on U-M route

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) has added a 7 a.m. trip to its Route 36 U-M Shuttle inbound from Wolverine Tower. For more information, call AATA, (734) 996-0400, or visit the Web at

MVN offering free flu shots

Michigan Visiting Nurses (MVN) is providing free flu shots for Health System employees, students, patients and visitors 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Feb. 6 in Dining Room B, University Hospital. No appointment is necessary.

Health System clinics and offices who would like to offer vaccines can call MVN, (734) 477-7252, to have a supply of vaccine provided or nurses sent to administer it.

OVPR seeking faculty with interest in environmental studies

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is seeking to foster communication among faculty interested in environmental studies. A Web site has been established to collect names and areas of interest. Interested faculty members are invited to create a profile of their research at

Retirees group to hold social hour

The Retirees Association will hold its February social hour at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 8 in Suite 18, Wolverine Tower. The ElderHostels programs will be the topic of discussion. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (734) 747-9220.

Media images of African Americans focus of Graduate Library exhibition

A traveling exhibition that explores the history of media images of African Americans is on display Feb. 5–March 2 in the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library’s North Lobby. Titled “A Sense of Justice: A Mass Media Perspective,” it includes newspapers, advertisements, postcards, posters, documents, paintings and prints from the late 1700s through the 1960s. The exhibition was produced by Charles E. Simmons, Howard University professor of journalism. It opened in 1987 at Howard.

The Graduate Library is open 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Mon.–Thurs., 8–10 a.m. Fri., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat. and 1–10 p.m. Sun.

Glick to deliver Bachmann lecture

Gary Glick, the Werner E. Bachmann Collegiate Professor of Chemistry and professor of biological chemistry, will deliver the inaugural lecture of his collegiate professorship at 4:10 p.m. Feb. 13 in Rackham Amphitheater. Titled “Research and Discovery at the Interface of Chemistry, Biology and Medicine,” his talk will focus on the discovery of a new family of cytotoxic agents and their efficacy in animal models of lupus and cancer. His lecture, presented by LS&A, will be followed by a reception.

U-M-Dearborn ranked in top 20 for women earning physics degrees

The U-M-Dearborn recently was ranked among the nation’s top 20 colleges in the proportion of women earning bachelor’s degrees in physics. The ranking is based on a survey by the American Institute of Physics conducted in 1994–98 and released last fall. During those years, women made up just 17 percent of physics majors nationwide. At Dearborn, however, they earned more than 40 percent of the bachelor’s degrees in physics during those years.

Turner offers memory loss program

Turner Geriatric Clinic is presenting a program on memory loss 2–4 p.m. Feb. 7 in Room 1139, Cancer and Geriatrics Centers Bldg. Judith Heidebrink, clinical assistant professor of neurology and assistant chief of neurology at the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Medical Center, will provide information and answer questions. For more information, call (734) 764-2556.

Department of Theatre and Drama presents The Heiress

The Department of Theatre and Drama presents The Heiress by Ruth and Augustus Goetz Feb. 8–11 at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Suggested by the Henry James novella Washington Square, the play is the story of a young woman searching for love in 1850 in New York City.

Show times are 8 p.m. Feb. 8–10 and 2 p.m. Feb. 11. Tickets are $20 and $15, $7 for student seating. Tickets may be purchased 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and one hour prior to performances at the Michigan League Ticket Office.

U-Move Fitness classes still open

The U-Move Fitness Office is still accepting registrations for winter classes, which include swimming, step aerobics, super circuits, kick boxing and weight training. Registrations are accepted 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. in Room 1271, Central Campus Recreation Bldg. For more information, call (734) 764-1342.

February poetry slams scheduled

The U-Club Poetry Slam is hosting two slams in February at the U-Club, Michigan Union. The Feb. 8 slam features Khary Kimani Turner, a regular contributor to the Metro Times whose writing also has appeared in The Source, YSB, Vibe, XXL, Rap Pages, Blaze and Columbia House magazines and The Detroit News. The Feb. 22 slam features Liberty O. Daniels, whose works have been published in newspapers, newsletters, magazines, anthologies and over the Internet.

Doors open at 8:30 p.m., pre-slam open mic begins around 9 p.m., the slam begins at 9:30 p.m., and the featured poets perform after the slam. For more information, call (734) 763-3202.

Exhibition features ‘Photos of Malta’

“Photos of Malta” by Ruth and Walter Pinkus is on display Feb. 5–March 1 in the Pierpont Commons Atrium Gallery. Malta contains prehistoric monuments and significant remains from the Romans through World War II. The exhibition explores the island’s history, focusing on its architecture. Building hours are 7 a.m.–midnight Mon.–Fri. and 8 a.m.–midnight Sat.–Sun. For more information, call (734) 647-6838.

Digital, electronic art on exhibit

entity, the Ann Arbor digital artist coalition, presents “Immedia 1901,” the sixth annual juried exhibition of digital and electronic art from around the world, Feb. 8–18 in the Media Union. This year’s theme is the parallel between the industrial revolution and the digital revolution. Opening reception is Feb. 9. For more information, send e-mail to

Stamps series lectures scheduled

The School of Art and Design’s Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Series welcomes the following lecturers for winter 2001:

  • Jun Kaneko, ceramic artist, 5 p.m. today (Feb. 5), Art and Architecture Bldg. Auditorium.

  • Eduardo Kac, artist and writer, 5 p.m. Feb. 16, Room 1800, Chemistry Bldg.

  • Buster Simpson, artist, 5 p.m. March 8, Art and Architecture Bldg. Auditorium.

  • David Ireland, conceptual artist, 5 p.m.

    March 15, Art and Architecture Bldg. Auditorium.

  • Antje Scharfe and Martin Mohwald, ceramic artists, 5 p.m. March 19, Art and Architecture Bldg. Auditorium.

  • Lorna Simpson, photographer and filmmaker, 7:30 p.m. March 22, Museum of Art. She will present a lecture and videos in association with “Scenarios: Recent Work by Lorna Simpson,” which will be on display Feb. 22–May 13 at the Museum of Art.

  • Ping Chong, theater director and currently the Paula and Edwin Sidman Fellow in the Arts, Institute for the Humanities, 5 p.m. April 5, Art and Architecture Bldg. Auditorium.

    For more information, call (734) 936-0672.

    League presents Lend Me a Tenor

    The Friends of the Michigan League are presenting a dinner-theater production of Lend Me a Tenor March 9–11 in the Michigan League. Nancy Heusel will direct the farce, which stars faculty members Robin Barlow and James Nissen. Performances begin at 6:30 p.m. March 9–10 and at 2 p.m. March 11. Tickets are $50 and include a four-course dinner prepared by League chefs. Reservations and prepayment are required. For more information or to make reservations, call (734) 647-7463 or send e-mail to