The University Record, January 29, 2001

Briefings

UMS presents Dresden Staatskapelle and Brentano String Quartet

The University Musical Society (UMS) presents the Dresden Staatskapelle with conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli at 8 p.m. Feb. 2 at Hill Auditorium and the Brentano String Quartet at 4 p.m. Feb. 4 at Rackham Auditorium.

The Dresden Staatskapelle will perform three of Strauss’ tone poems: Don Juan, Death and Transfiguration, and Ein Heldenleben. Tickets are $55, $45, $35 and $20; $10 student rush tickets may be purchased 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Power Center box office. Depending on availability, students also may purchase rush tickets at the door for 50 percent of the published ticket price.

A Camerata Dinner will precede the performance at 6 p.m. at the Alumni Center. The cost is $35 per person and $30 for UMS members at the benefactor level. For reservations, call (734) 647-8009.

The Brentano will play Charles Wourinen’s Quartet No. 4 and works by Haydn, Mozart and Stravinsky. Tickets are $30, $26, $20 and $14; $10 student rush tickets may be purchased 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Power Center box office. Depending on availability, students also may purchase rush tickets at the door for 50 percent of the published ticket price.

For more information or to order tickets, call UMS, (734) 764-2538, or visit the Web at www.ums.org.

Concert to benefit chamber music group

Chamber Music Ann Arbor of the School of Music and Adapted Wave Technologies Inc. will present violinist Soovin Kim in a concert dedicated to Mozart’s compositions at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Vitosha Guest House (formerly the Unitarian Church), 1917 Washtenaw Ave. Kim has won the Henryk Szeryng Foundation Career Award and took first place in the Niccolo Paganini International Violin Competition in 1996.

Joining Kim will be Yizhak Schotten, professor of music (viola), and an all-star ensemble from the School of Music. The concert is a fund-raiser for Chamber Music Ann Arbor.

A reception for the artists will follow, and refreshments will be served. For tickets, call Chamber Music Ann Arbor, (734) 930-1960.

WCTF to hold Career Conference

The Women of Color Task Force (WCTF) will hold its 19th annual Career Conference March 2 in the Modern Languages Bldg. The theme is “Not Without a Struggle: Honoring Our Past, Taking Control of Our Future.” Rev. Linda Shaheerah Stephens of Detroit, author of The Wealth of a Spiritual Woman, will be the keynote speaker. The cost is $25 for U-M affiliates, $45 for others. Lunch is $20. Register online at www.umich.edu/~hraa/womenofcolor. Pre-registration deadline is Feb. 5.

Dance company presents concert

The University Dance Company will hold “Dances of Passion” at 8 p.m. Feb. 1–3 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. Guest artist Carlos Orta and faculty choreographers Bill DeYoung, associate professor of dance; Sandra Torijano, assistant professor of dance; and Robin Wilson, assistant professor of dance, will present a trio of dances featuring undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Dance.

Orta is founding artistic director of the Coreoarte Dance Company based in Caracas, Venezuela. This concert will be the world premiere of his “Pictorial Mass,” a composition based on Pablo Picasso’s wartime mural, Guernica. DeYoung and Torijano will team up to present “Rauxa,” while Wilson will present his “Hot Five Rondo.”

Tickets are $20 and $15; $7 for students with valid ID. For information, call (734) 764-0450.

MOW to present The Marriage of Figaro

Michigan Opera Works (MOW) will present Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at 8 p.m. Feb. 2, 3 p.m. Feb. 4, 8 p.m. Feb. 7 and 8 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Residential College Theatre, East Quad. The production will be conducted by Timothy E. Semanik. The Residential College Chorus will perform.

Tickets are $14 for adults, $6 for students in advance and $16 for adults, $8 for students at the door. For more information and to order tickets, call (734) 763-8587.

Symposium features filmmaker Harada

The International Institute, the Center for Japanese Studies and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies are co-sponsoring “The Latin Connection in Japanese Cinema: A Symposium with Filmmaker Masato Harada.” The event will include a free screening of Harada’s “Kamikaze Taxi” at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Michigan Theater.

Harada will join Mark Nornes, assistant professor of film and video and of Asian languages and cultures; Catherine Benamou, assistant professor of Romance languages and literatures, of film and video, and of American culture; and Jeffrey Lesser of Emory University in a panel discussion of the film 4–6 p.m. Feb. 2 in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg.

For information on the symposium, call the Center for Japanese Studies, (734) 764-6307.

Sign up for IM free throw contest

The Department of Intramural Sports is holding its 3-point shootout and free throw contest 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Feb. 2 at the IM Sports Bldg. Participants may enter any time during the events. The fee is $5 per person per event. For more information, call the IM Sports Program, (734) 763-3562.

Inhorn to discuss reproductive tech

Marcia Inhorn, associate professor of health behavior and health education, will discuss “Egyptian Mothers of Test-Tube Babies: Gender, Islam and the Globalization of New Reproductive Technologies” noon–1:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in Room 2239, Lane Hall. Inhorn will describe her efforts during the past 15 years to bring attention to the problem of global infertility. Her talk is co-sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender; the Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture and Health; and the Women’s Studies Program.

UMPTV hosting fund-raiser

University of Michigan Public Television (UMPTV) is hosting a fund-raising dinner and auction event that will include a special taping of the “Wild Game Game Show.” The event will be at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Redwood Lodge Gateway Plaza in Flint.

Tickets are $150 each or two for $200 and cover dinner at the Redwood Lodge, a silent auction, the opportunity to meet producers and hosts of popular programs about the outdoors and a spot in the audience for a taping of the “Wild Game Game Show,” hosted by Fred Trost. Producers, hosts and personalities from series and specials such as “Wilderness Journal,” “Northern Experience” and “Fred Trost’s Practical Sportsman” will serve as contestants. The show will air March 8 during UMPTV’s pledge drive.

For more information, contact Edie Halstead, (810) 762-3028, ext. 110.

Nichols Arboretum hosts open house

Nichols Arboretum is hosting an open house with the theme “Exploring Sustainable Architecture in Nichols Arboretum” 5–7 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Reader Center. The event will feature an exhibition of sustainable building designs created by U-M students. For more information, call (734) 998-9540.

Panel to discuss intellectual property rights regarding online courses

Aline Soules, director, Kresge Business Administration Library, and Business School librarian, will moderate an interactive panel discussion titled “Control, Conflict and Courseware: Intellectual Property in Online Education” 2:30–5 p.m. Feb. 8. The broadcast will be downlinked via satellite in Room 411, West Hall. Panelists will be Dan L. Burk, professor of law and the Vance K. Opperman Research Scholar at the University of Minnesota Law School; Georgia K. Harper, manager, Intellectual Property Section, Office of the General Counsel, University of Texas; and Kenneth Salomon of Dow, Lohnes and Albertson, PLLC.

The broadcast is part of the “Copyright Dilemmas in the Information Age Symposium.” The events are sponsored by the Business School, the Division of Student Affairs, Hillel Major Events, the Law School, the Office of the Chief Information Officer, 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 and the University Library. For information, call (734) 936-3814 or visit the Web at www.cio.umich.edu/copyright.

Catholic feminist theologian to address Christianity, modern family

The Women’s Studies Program presents Rosemary Radford Ruether, the Georgia Harkness Professor of Applied Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Northwestern University, speaking on her most recent book, Christianity and the Making of the Modern Family, at noon Feb. 5 in the Lane Hall Seminar Room.

Ruether’s book challenges the biblical origins of the patriarchal family.

ITCS announces enhancements to Basic Computing Package

Information Technology Central Services (ITCS) is enhancing several services included in the Basic Computing Package (BCP), effective Feb. 1. Changes include an increase in institutional file space from 10 megabytes to 25 megabytes at no extra charge; Web access for BCP users to the University’s accounting and billing system; and availability of color printing at the Media Union computing site at a charge of $1 per page.

Exhibit Museum of Natural History announces February events

The Exhibit Museum of Natural History is hosting the video presentation “Ever Wonder About Wolverines?” at 3 p.m. Feb. 4. A representative of the Museum of Zoology’s Mammal Division will discuss mammal research at the University. A $1 donation is requested.

The Nature of Art & Science program will present “Shakuhachi Flute & Whale Songs”

7–8 p.m. Feb. 7. Michael Gould, a Shaku-hachi flute Grand Master, and Salvatore Cerchio, a Ph.D. candidate in biology, will give presentations amid the exhibitions in the museum’s Hall of Evolution.

Ongoing events include “The People and Their Sky: African and African American Sky Tales” 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 19. The tales are narrated by Detroit Storytellers Association members and illustrated by students from the School of Art and Design. Planetarium ticket prices are $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and children 12 and under.

Also, “The Way People Live,” a family reading/science program that is a collaboration with the Ann Arbor District Library, continues through March with programs at the museum and at library branches. For information, call the museum, (734) 764-0478, or the Main Library Youth Department, (734) 327-8301.

Law workshops scheduled

The International Law Workshop will present the following programs 3:30–5:30 p.m. in Room 118, Hutchins Hall in February.

  • Feb. 5—“International Integration and Democracy: No Love on First Sight,” by Eric Stein, the Hessel E. Yntema Professor Emeritus of Law.

  • Feb. 12—“An International Court of Jurisdiction? A Modest Proposal to Resolve the Dilemmas of Concurrent International Civil Litigation,” by Mathias Reimann, professor of law.

  • Feb. 19—“The Rule of Law in Kosovo: Who Guards the Guards?” by Nuala Mole, director of the Advice on Individual Rights in Europe Centre in London.

    For more information, contact Julie Rooney, (734) 936-3531 or jlrooney@umich.edu.

    CSCAR announces February workshops

    The Center for Statistical Consultation and Research (CSCAR) will conduct the following workshops in February:

  • “Fundamentals of ArcView GIS” by Scott Swan and Asligul Gocmen, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Feb. 4 in Classrooms C and D, Media Union. Fee is $125 for U-M affiliates, $240 for others.

  • “Introduction to SAS” by Kathy Welch, six sessions, 1–4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Feb. 5–Feb. 21 in Classrooms C and D, Media Union. Fee is $325 for U-M affiliates, $700 for others.

  • “Introduction to SPSS” by Laura Klem, eight sessions, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Feb. 6–March 1 in Room 1008, North University Bldg. (NUBS). Fee is $250 for U-M affiliates, $600 for others.

    Class sizes are limited. For more information, call (734) 764-7828, ext. 1.

    Nursing History Society hosts program

    The Nursing History Society is holding a potluck and program 5–7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in Room 1334, School of Nursing Bldg. The program is an oral history with Angela Delvecchio, professor emerita, School of Nursing. She will be interviewed by Lillian Simms, professor emerita, School of Nursing. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass and their own table service. For more information, contact Linda Strodtman, (734) 434-0266 or strodtma@umich.edu.

    Workshop to discuss work/family balance

    The Center for the Education of Women and the Family Care Resources Program will present “24/7 Tightrope: Work/Family Life Balance” noon–1:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in Room G18, Wolverine Tower. The workshop, part of the Work/Life/Family Series, will provide strategies for balancing work and family obligations. It will be presented by Sarah Ely and Doreen Murasky, CEW senior counselors. For more information, contact Merta Trumble, (734) 998-7080 or mtrumble@umich.edu.

    Symposium to address New Urbanism

    The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning is hosting the Fourth National Symposium on New Urbanism Feb. 8–10 with the theme “Regional, Environmental, Social and Architectural Justice.” The event will focus on the challenges facing urban America. Among the scheduled speakers are more than 30 advocates of New Urbanism, including Peter Calthorpe, Andres Duany, Alex Krieger, Anne Spirn and Michael Sorkin.

    For more information, call (734) 763-1300 or visit the Web at www.caup.umich.edu/news/events/newurb.symp.html.

    Research award nominations sought

    The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking nominations for three awards to be presented in fall 2001: the Research Scientist Recognition Award, the Research Scientist Achievement Award and the Distinguished Research Scientist Award. The deadline for nominations is March 29. For information on nomination guidelines, call (734) 763-1289 or visit the Web at www.research.umich.edu.

    Graduate School accepting applications for Summer Interdisciplinary Institute

    The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies is accepting applications for its 2001 Summer Interdisciplinary Institute, which will be held 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 2–31 in the Alumni Center. The Institute will be co-directed by Melissa Gross, associate professor of kinesiology, and Michael Schoenfeldt, professor of English language and literature, and director of medieval/early modern studies. The organizational theme is “Motion and Emotion: Disciplinary Investigations of Affect and Movement.”

    All tenured and tenure-track or primary research faculty are eligible to apply. Also eligible are postdoctoral scholars holding appointments as research fellows or senior research fellows. Any Ann Arbor-based Graduate School student in good academic standing may apply for appointment as a graduate fellow.

    Stipends are as follows: faculty fellows, $7,000; postdoctoral fellows, $5,500; and graduate student fellows, $4,000.

    The application deadline is Feb. 12. For information and application materials, contact Lynne Dumas, (734) 647-2644 or ledumas@umich.edu, or visit the Web at www.rackham.umich.edu/Events/RSII/index.html.

    Gallery showing ‘Art of the Inuit’

    The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery at the U-M-Dearborn is presenting “The Art of the Inuit” through Feb. 11. The exhibition includes works by celebrated artists from the Canadian Arctic. The prints, sculptures and carvings are from the Contemporary Inuit Art Collection of the Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City and several private collections.

    The Berkowitz Gallery is on the third floor of the Mardigian Library. It is open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. For more information, call the Art Museum Project, (313) 593-5058.

    Ph.D. Virtual Career Fair in progress

    Career Planning and Placement (CP&P) invites Ph.D. students and alumni/ae to participate in a Ph.D. Virtual Career Fair, which is continuing through Feb. 28. The fair, co-sponsored by 19 U.S. colleges and universities, is designed to attract job listings from business, government and nonprofit organizations. Fair participants can register through the CP&P Web site. For instructions and necessary links, visit the Web at www.cpp.umich.edu/cpp/events/registration.html.

    Cancer Center seeks grant applicants

    The Cancer Center is accepting applications for research funds available through the Prostate SPORE grant. Projects directed toward the understanding or cure of mechanisms involved in prostate cancer can receive up to $2,500 for research conducted May–July. Undergraduate, graduate and medical students, as well as fellows, are eligible.

    Applicants must submit 11 copies of the application form and a mentor’s recommendation by 5 p.m. March 15. For more information, call Kathy Cooney, SPORE co-director, (734) 764-2248, or Jill Miller, (734) 615-2068.

    Bela Fleck to perform at Hill

    The Office of Major Events and The Ark present Bela Fleck & The Flecktones in concert at 7:30 p.m. March 21 at Hill Auditorium. Pioneering banjo player Fleck’s latest release is Outbound, which features the band performing with an all-star cast of guest artists, including Shawn Colvin, Jon Anderson and Adrian Belew.

    Like previous Flecktones albums, Outbound contains a mix of styles, from bluegrass to jazz to world beat. According to Fleck, the album reflects the group’s current state, starting on a new label and “becoming even more expansive musically than it already was.”

    The group recently was nominated for three Grammys, including Best Contemporary Jazz Album for Outbound.

    Tickets are $27.50 and $25 plus applicable service charge and go on sale today (Jan. 29). They are available at the Michigan Union ticket office and all TicketMaster outlets. For ticket information or to charge by phone, call (734) 763-8587 or (248) 645-6666.