The University Record, March 12, 2001


Public meeting to be held on bus partnership expansion

Parking and Transportation Services invites the University community to attend public meetings late this month to discuss the potential expansion of the U-M’s partnership with the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority. The meetings will be 3 p.m. March 27 in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League, and 7 p.m. March 28 in the East Room, Pierpont Commons.

Each meeting will include a presentation of expansion facts, responses to concerns and time for public comment. A fact sheet on the Web,, outlines some of the issues regarding the possible expansion.

Regents meet this week

The Regents will meet in a single session this week at 9 a.m. March 15 in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Administration Bldg. The agenda includes discussion of a stadium revenue plan and regular personnel and facilities items. Public comments will be heard at 11 a.m.

Award-winning director/producer to talk about career in TV, film

Alumnus John Rich, award-winning producer and director of many television classics, including “All in the Family,” “Bonanza” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” will talk about his career at 4:10 p.m. March 14 in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League. His presentation, “A Director Reminisces,” is free and open to the public.

The Institute for the Humanities invited Rich to return to campus to honor his many contributions to the University, including an endowed professorship at the Institute.

Child Development Center to hold open house

The Family Housing Child Development Center is holding an open house 10 a.m.–noon March 17 for families who want to learn about the center’s full- and half-day programs for children ages 2–5. The center also is accepting applications for summer and fall 2001 enrollment. For more information, call (734) 764-4557.

Lansing/Saginaw area code to split

The Lansing and Saginaw areas, which currently share the 517 area code, will have their own area codes when the 989 code is added later this year. The southern portion of the area now using 517, including Lansing, will keep 517. The northern portion—including Saginaw, Midland, Bay City, Mount Pleasant and Alpena—will use 989.

April 7–Oct. 5, callers can dial either 517 or 989 when making long-distance calls to the Saginaw area. Mandatory dialing of the 989 area code begins Oct. 6. For more information, visit the Web at

Toledo/Dundee vanpool riders sought

Commuters from Toledo and Dundee attempting to create a new University vanpool are seeking riders and drivers. All vanpoolers ride free until September; the University will pay for their transportation and parking space. For more information, call Corinna Momenee, (734) 763-1180 or (419) 472-2416.

Kozol scheduled to speak

Renowned author and educator Jonathan Kozol will present “Conversations with Jonathan Kozol” March 14–15 in Rackham Auditorium. “Creating Healthy Spaces for Children’s Personal, Social, Imaginative and Intellectual Growth” is the theme for his speech 7–9 p.m. March 14. He will address “Engaging in Scholarship for Advocacy 1:30–3 p.m. March 15.”

Kozol will include excerpts from his new book, Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the Years of Hope. He will sign copies of the book after his free, public speeches.

Kozol’s appearances are co-sponsored by the School of Education, the Office of the Provost, the School of Social Work, the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning. For more information, call (734) 615-3708 or visit the Web at

Series celebrates completion of Middle English Dictionary

The Institute for the Humanities is holding a three-part lecture series this month to celebrate the completion of the Middle English Dictionary. U-M specialists undertook the project in 1930 with the goal of compiling a definitive dictionary of the English language as it was used 1100–1500 A.D.

On March 13, a faculty panel will discuss “Making Dictionaries: Sumerian, Sanskrit, Salish.” Richard W. Bailey, professor of English, will speak on “The Allure of Lost Words” on March 20, and Robert E. Lewis, professor of English and editor in chief of the dictionary, will talk on “The History and Making of the Middle English Dictionary on March 27. All events will be at noon in Room 1524, Rackham Bldg.

The 13-volume dictionary, published by the U-M Press, also is available online at

SAPAC holding events to mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) is offering a series of events through April 11 to mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Barbara J. Hart, director of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, will deliver the inaugural Tamara Williams Memorial Lecture, titled “Working Together to End Dating and Domestic Violence,” at 7 p.m. today (March 12) in Room 1324, East Hall. The event commemorates Williams, a U-M senior who was killed by her boyfriend on Sept. 23, 1997. It is sponsored by SAPAC, the School of Social Work, University Housing and the Interdisciplinary Research Program on Violence Across the Lifespan.

“Helping to Heal: A Workshop for Friends and Family of Survivors” will be held at noon March 13, 6 p.m. March 19, 6 p.m. March 27 and noon April 3 at the SAPAC office. The one-hour workshop is intended for family, friends and significant others of sexual assault survivors.

Aishah Shahidah Simmons, self-described “Afrolesfemcentric” filmmaker, will discuss her work and experiences as an activist, filmmaker, lesbian and African American woman working to raise consciousness about sexualized violence in the Black community at 7 p.m. April 9 in Room 1360, East Hall.

For information and a complete schedule of events, visit the Web at

Symposium covers copyright issues

The symposium “Research and Publishing in the Digital Age: Copyright Pitfalls and Opportunities” will address publishing and copyright issues in a changing environment 4–6 p.m. March 27 in Auditorium B, Angell Hall. Presenters will discuss challenges authors may encounter in attempting to publish their work.

James Hilton, associate provost for academic, information and instructional technology affairs, will present “Copyright Basics and Challenges.” Marvin Parnes, associate vice president for research, will address “Moving Ideas to the Marketplace: Tech Transfer at U-M.” David Velleman, professor of philosophy, will speak on “A New Publishing Model.”

The event is part of a series 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 the University Library. For more information, call Wanda Monroe, (734) 936-3814, or visit the Web at

Panel to discuss youth violence

U-M-Flint will host a “Community Conversation on Youth Violence” at 5:30 p.m. March 13 in the Michigan Rooms, University Center. Held in conjunction with the Flint Youth Theatre play ... My Soul to Take, the event will feature community leaders exploring the topic of school shootings and “lost” children. For more information, call (810) 767-1863.

Conference calling system enhanced

The “Meet Me” conference calling system is easier to use and more secure, thanks to a new hardware/software package deployed by ITCom. Enhancements include a new 1-800 number option for calls within the United States, password access and more control options for the call facilitator. For more information, call (734) 763-1117 or visit the Web at

Program focuses on eating disorders

A panel of local experts will discuss “Eating Disorders: Signs, Symptoms and Support” noon–1:30 p.m. March 15 in the Michigan Room, Michigan League. The group will talk about behaviors, medical concerns, changes in family/friend relationships, “caring confrontation” and resources. The event is sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women.

Matthaei offers March classes

Matthaei Botanical Gardens is offering several adult education classes during March. Dates, titles, instructors, times and fees are as follows:

March 13: “Botanical Gourmet, Italian”; George Estabrook, professor of botany; 7:30-9:30 p.m.; $65 ($58.50 for members).

March 20: “Perennial Combinations”; Steve Nikkila, horticulturalist and photographer; 6:30-9:30 p.m.; $30 ($27 for members).

March 21: “Landscape Design”; Kenneth Rapp, landscape architect; 7–9 p.m.; $45 ($40.50 for members).

March 24: “Herb Garden Planning”; Diana Steinauer, longtime herb grower; 10 a.m.–noon March 24 and April 7; $40 ($36 for members).

For more information, visit the Web at

Research Responsibility Program focuses on human subject protections

The Research Responsibility Program (RRP) is presenting sessions on protections for human subjects in March. The topic is addressed once for a social science audience and once for a biomedical audience.

The session for social sciences will be presented by Edward B. Goldman, assistant general counsel, and Eleanor Singer, senior research scientist, March 13. The session for biomedical sciences will be presented by Goldman and Nancy E. Reame, professor of nursing, March 19. Both sessions will be 5–7 p.m. in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.

The RRP is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research. Sessions are free and open to all staff, faculty and students. For more information, call (734) 763-1289 or send e-mail to

Pound House to hold open house

The Pound House Children’s Center, 710 S. Forest Ave., will hold an open house 1:30–3 p.m. March 18 to give families an opportunity to tour the facility and meet the staff. The center offers half- and full-day programs for children ages 2–5 of faculty, staff and students affiliated with the University. For more information, call (734) 998-8440.

Saturday physics lectures scheduled

The spring series of the popular Saturday Morning Physics lectures continues March 31 with James R. Baker, professor of internal medicine and associate professor of pathology, presenting “Nanotech Approaches to Biomedical Engineering.” Baker will explore nanomolecular therapeutics and the role they will play in biology and medicine during the next century.

On April 7, Khalil Najafi, professor of biomedical engineering and of electrical engineering and computer science, will speak on “Micromachines: The World of Small Things Is Getting Bigger!” He will review all of the big things that can be made to fit in the world of the small.

On April 14, Maureen Mellody, post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, will address “Is It Live or Memorex? Music Synthesis in the 21st Century.” She will describe how music can be altered, compressed or generated in ways that fool the ears into thinking it’s the real thing.

The lectures present topics in easy-to-understand terms and are illustrated with multimedia technology and demonstrations. The talks are held 10:30–11:30 a.m. in Room 170, Dennison Hall. For more information, call (734) 764-4437.

U-M, St. Joseph offer program for families experiencing cancer

The Comprehensive Cancer Center and St. Joseph Mercy Health System are offering the Circle of Care Family Retreat 11:30 a.m.–6 p.m. March 31 at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. A nature walk, an art project, letter writing and discussions will help cancer patients and their families reflect on their experience of cancer.

Individuals age 5 and older may participate. Free child care will be available for younger children. Fees are $10 per person and $25 per family and include lunch and dinner. For more information or to register, call (800) 865-1125 by March 16.

Sign up for IM racquetball

The Department of Intramural (IM) Sports is accepting entries for its racquetball tournament until 4:30 p.m. March 15 at the IM Sports Bldg. Entry fees are $5 for singles and $9 for doubles teams. The contest will be held beginning 6 p.m. March 16, 10 a.m. March 17 and 11 a.m. March 18 at the IM Sports Bldg. For more information, call (734) 763-3562.

IRWG seeking applications for dissertation grant

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) is seeking proposals from graduate students for the Boyd/Williams Sisters Fund Dissertation Grant Award for Research on Women and Work. Applicants must be U-M Ph.D. candidates. One grant of $1,500 will be awarded for doctoral dissertation expenses.

The deadline for submission of application materials is June 4. Send applications to Boyd/Williams Sisters Fund Dissertation Grant Award, IRWG, 1136 Lane Hall 1290. For more information, visit the Web at

Duff to deliver Klein Lecture

Michael Duff, professor of physics and director, Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics, will deliver the inaugural Oskar Klein Collegiate Professorship Lecture at 4:10 p.m. March 16 in Rackham Amphitheater. Duff will talk about current attempts to find a unified theory that would reconcile Einstein’s theory of relativity and quantum mechanics, and explain all known physical phenomena.

A reception will follow this free, public event, which is presented by LS&A.

Lopez to deliver Belser Lecture

Donald S. Lopez, Thurnau Professor and chair, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, will deliver the inaugural Carl W. Belser Professorship of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies Lecture at 4:10 p.m. March 20 in Rackham Amphitheater. His talk, “The Making of Modern Buddhism,” will examine some of the figures who were influential in the development of modern Buddhism. A reception will follow this free, public event, which is presented by LS&A.

Submit entries for UMPTV Reading Rainbow contest

University of Michigan Public Television (UMPTV) is seeking entries for the seventh annual Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest. Children in grades K–3 are eligible. Entrants must create a work of prose, poetry or fiction with at least five illustrations. Entries from K–1 students must be 50–200 words. Entries from students in grades 2–3 must be 100–350 words.

Entries must be received by March 29. For more information, call (810) 762-3028, ext. 133, send e-mail to, or visit the Web at or

Lecture is part of winter series

Cosma Shalizi of the Santa Fe Institute will lecture on “Spatiotemporal Emergent Structures from Causal Architecture” at 4 p.m. March 22 in Room 231, West Hall. The event is part of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems’ winter series. For more information, call (734) 763-3301.

Bucksbaum to receive Sokol Award

Philip H. Bucksbaum, the Otto Laporte Professor of Physics, will receive the Margaret and Herman Sokol Faculty Award in the Sciences and lecture on “Quantum Control” at noon April 2 in Rackham Amphitheater. A lunch reception in Rackham Assembly Hall to greet Bucksbaum and Margaret Sokol will follow. For more information, call (734) 764-1125.

Gifts of Art program presents ‘York’s Jazzistry’

The Health System’s Gifts of Art program will host “Vincent York’s Jazzistry” at 12:10 p.m. March 29 in University Hospital’s main lobby. The live performance will tell the story of jazz and describe its artistry, using six musicians and York’s narration. York created Jazzistry to increase appreciation of jazz as a unique product of American culture.

For more information, contact Lori Saginaw, (734) 747-6164 or

Library adds performing arts index

The International Index to the Performing Arts is now available to patrons of the University Library. The index draws its content from more than 200 performing arts periodicals. It can be accessed at

Spring to Life benefit scheduled

The Comprehensive Cancer Center and Ford Motor Co. are presenting the 11th annual Spring to Life Brunch and Art Auction at noon April 1 in the Morris Lawrence Bldg., Washtenaw Community College. Tickets are $90 per person (donor level), $150 per person (sponsor level) and $250 per person (benefactor level). For information, contact Janet Roth or Janine Kish, (734) 615-0665 or or visit the Web at

UMS presenting countertenor with Les Violons du Roy

The University Musical Society (UMS) presents acclaimed countertenor David Daniels appearing in concert with Quebec City’s premiere chamber orchestra, Les Violons du Roy, at 8 p.m. March 22 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2250 E. Stadium Blvd. The performance will feature works by Handel, Albinoni, Purcell, Vivaldi and Bach.

Tickets are $40. For more information or to order tickets, call (734) 764-2538 or (800) 221-1229 outside the 734 area code, or visit the Web at

Fiddler on the Roof in Flint

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Flint is presenting Fiddler on the Roof at 8 p.m. March 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31 and at 2:30 p.m. March 25 and April 1 in the U-M-Flint Theatre. Tickets are $5-$10. For more information, call the theater office, (810) 762-3231, or the box office, (810) 762-3450.

New service for library patrons

University Library is offering a new service for library patrons called “What I’ve Checked Out.” By visiting the Web at, clicking on the “What I’ve Checked Out” button on MIRLYNWeb or clicking on the “What I’ve Checked Out” button at, library patrons can get a list of materials they’ve checked out, fill out a form to renew items, review a list of recalled materials, request that library notices be sent to their e-mail, and review fines and charges.

Faculty using proxy cards and guest borrowers will not be able to use the service. Faculty will only be able to see their personal library card transactions.