The University Record, March 26, 2001


Dispute resolution office has new name

Mediation Services for Faculty and Staff is the new name for Consultation and Conciliation Services, a confidential dispute resolution service for faculty and staff.

Mediation Services will continue to offer private, individual consultation to resolve a work-related dispute or concern and professional mediation service to facilitate collaborative dispute resolution. The office now also offers conflict management training assistance and support for department heads in developing conflict management tools.

For more information, contact (734) 936-4214 or or visit the Web at

Writs of garnishment should be served at Payroll Office

Vendor and creditors issue writs of garnishment, which are legal documents requiring the University to deduct a specified sum from salary and wages to satisfy a debt. All garnishment documents should be served at the Payroll Office, G395 Wolverine Tower, Low Rise, 3003 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109.

Many departments are being served with garnishment documents because staff give creditors their work address. Such documents should be redirected to the Payroll Office. The law requires the University to process garnishment documents on a strict timetable.

For more information, call (734) 647-3986.

Bernstein to lecture on information privacy

Maya A. Bernstein, a Washington, D.C., attorney, will discuss “Big Brother, Deadbeat Dads and the New Economy: Recent Trends in Information Privacy” noon–1:30 p.m. March 28 in Room 311, West Hall. She will examine trends in privacy policy that shape how companies do business and look at how various federal laws have created databases with vast amounts of personal information.

Bernstein’s free, public talk is sponsored by the School of Information’s Information Economics, Management and Policy specialization. For more information, call (734) 763-2285 or visit the Web at

H.E.A.D.S. sponsor symposium

The Black Male Intellectuals, collectively known as H.E.A.D.S., are sponsoring a symposium titled “Contemporary Issues in Higher Education” at 6:30 p.m. March 27 in the Michigan League. The free, public event will explore University recruitment, enrollment and retention policies; the diversification of staff and curriculum; and the Athletic Department. For more information, send e-mail to

Pops Orchestra presents box-office blockbusters

The Michigan Pops Orchestra will perform music from such box-office blockbusters as Jurassic Park, The Empire Strikes Back and Mission Impossible at 8 p.m. April 1 at Hill Auditorium. Juliana Athayde, recent winner of the University’s concerto competition, also will perform the Oscar-winning Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra.

Tickets are $8 general admission and $5 for students. They may be purchased at the Michigan Union ticket office, by calling (734) 763-8587 or at the door. For more information, call (734) 763-1107.

Senate Assembly meets today

The Senate Assembly will meet at 3:15 p.m. today (March 26) in Rackham Amphitheater. Agenda items include the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs election and an address by Marvin Krislov, vice president and general counsel, and Elizabeth Barry, associate vice president and deputy general counsel.

Morgan to give Weber lecture

James J. Morgan, the Marvin L. Goldberger Professor of Environmental Engineering Science at the California Institute of Technology, will present the 2001 Walter J. Weber Jr. Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Science and Engineering 3–5 p.m. March 30 in Chesebrough Auditorium, Chrysler Center. The founding editor of Environmental Science and Technology, Morgan will address “Water Marks: Particle Surfaces, Solutions and Water Quality Management.”

The seminar is made possible through the support of Weber, the Gordon Maskew Fair and Earnest Boyce Distinguished University Professor. For more information, visit the Web at

Symposium to discuss ‘Taboo Topics’

The symposium “Taboo Topics in Polish and Polish/Jewish Cultural Studies” will take place at 7 p.m. April 5 in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg. The event will focus on the unspeakable in Polish culture, highlighting the contribution Holocaust survivor and author Jadwiga Maurer has made to Polish and Polish/Jewish cultural studies and the ways University of Wisconsin Prof. Halina Filipowicz is advancing study in this field.

The symposium is sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES), the Copernicus Endowment, the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

Filipowicz also will lecture on “The Wound of History: Incongruities Between Western Gender Studies and Polish Texts” at noon April 4 in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg.

For more information, contact CREES, (734) 764-0351 or or visit the Web at

Swedish playwright’s work to be performed at church

The Night Walkers, a 1998 play by Swede Kristina Lugn, will be presented in English at 7:30 p.m. March 31 at University Reformed Church, 1001 E. Huron St. The one-act drama has been translated into English by Verne Moberg of Columbia University. Professional actors Meg Gibson and Yvette Edelhart will be featured in the leading roles.

The event is presented by the Scandinavian Program and is sponsored by the Signe Karlstrom Fund. For more information, contact Johanna Eriksson, (734) 647-0237, (734) 764-8018 or

Philosophy lecture scheduled

Adam Morton of the Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol, will present the Marshall M. Weinberg Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Philosophy Lecture at 4:10 p.m. March 29 in the Hussey Room, Michigan League. Morton will discuss “Motives Bring Morals: The Moral Dimension to Everyday Psychology.”

This free, public program is presented by LS&A. For more information, call (734) 764-6285 or send e-mail to

‘expoSItion’ offers reverse job fair

Campus employers seeking workers with information technology skills can meet School of Information (SI) master’s and doctoral students noon–4 p.m. March 29 in Room 411, West Hall at SI’s “expoSItion.” The event is a reverse job fair in which students put up displays and hand out resumes to visiting employers. Campus managers interested in attending should call (734) 763-2285. For more information, visit the Web at

U-M 6th on Peace Corps list

With 65 alumni currently serving as volunteers, the University placed sixth on the Peace Corps’ 2001 list of top volunteer-producing universities and colleges. For the third year in a row, the University of Wisconsin-Madison topped the list with 93 graduates in service. Proposed by then presidential candidate John F. Kennedy in 1960 on the steps of the Michigan Union and established in 1961, the Peace Corps has sent more than 161,000 trained volunteers to 134 countries.

Gilbert & Sullivan Society presenting H.M.S. Pinafore

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society will present its spring production, H.M.S. Pinafore, April 5–8 in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Performances will be at 8 p.m. April 5–6, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 7 and 2 p.m. April 8. Tickets are $18 front, $15 rear and $7 for students. To purchase tickets, call the Michigan League ticket office, (734) 764-0450, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. For more information, call (734) 647-8436 or visit the Web at

Sigma XI schedules forum

Sigma XI will hold its winter forum, titled “Internet Education and the Research University,” 1:30–5:30 p.m. March 30 in the Hussey Room, Michigan League. The keynote speaker will be John G. Sperling, founder of the University of Phoenix. Two panel discussions will follow his address.

The forum is co-sponsored by the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, the Ann Arbor Chapter of the American Association of University Professors and the Academic Women’s Caucus. Major contributors are the President’s Information Revolution Commission, the Office of the Chief Information Officer and the Office of the Provost. For more information, visit the Web at

Brave New Works festival set

Brave New Works presents its third annual contemporary classical music festival—The Return of Are You Brave?—April 9–13.

Concert No. 1, April 9 at Northside Community Church, will feature works by Forrest Pierce, Jacqueline Jeeyoung Kim, Bruce Adolphe, Brian Ferneyhough and Nikolai Kapustin, with guest artist Winton Choi on piano. Concert No. 2, April 11 at Kerrytown Concert House, will include works by Gabriela Frank, Walter Buczynski, David Schober, Carter Pann, Stuart Sankey and Mark Kirschenmann. Concert No. 3, April 12 at the Michigan League, will present works by Forrest Pierce, Erik Santos, Evan Chambers and Alfred Schnittke. Concert No. 4, April 13 in the Ann Arbor Public Library’s Multipurpose Room, will include the works of Tom Schnauber, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Daniel Roumain, Edison Denisov and Bright Sheng.

All concerts begin at 8 p.m. except Concert No. 4, which starts at 7 p.m. All concerts are free except Concert No. 2, which costs $5. For more information, visit the Web at

Dresselhaus to present Ford Lecture

Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist Mildred S. Dresselhaus will present the inaugural Ford Motor Co. Distinguished Lecture in Physics, titled “Frontiers in Nano-science,” at 4 p.m. March 28 in Rackham Amphitheater. She will discuss how materials science research is entering a new phase.

Dresselhaus also will lecture on “Raman Spectroscopy from One Nanotube” at 4 p.m. March 27 in Room 340, West Hall.

For more information on these free, public events, call (734) 764-4437.

Concert features saxophonist

The School of Music is presenting internationally renowned saxophonist Jean-Michel Goury and his Quatuor Apollinaire in concert at 7:30 p.m. April 3 in the Britton Recital Hall, School of Music Bldg. The free, public show will feature works by Ravel, Rolin, Villa-Lobos, Carlosema and Savouret. For more information, call (734) 763-1478.

Burke to deliver Francis Lecture

Donald S. Burke will present the 28th annual Thomas Francis Jr. Memorial Lecture at 3 p.m. March 28 in Auditorium II, School of Public Health Bldg. II. Burke, director of the Center for Immunization Research and professor of international health, epidemiology and medicine at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss “A Global AIDS Vaccine: How Much Longer?” A reception will follow this free, public event. For more information, call (734) 764-5435.

Department of Theatre and Drama presents updated Measure for Measure

The Department of Theatre and Drama will present an updated version of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure March 29–April 8 in the Trueblood Theatre, Frieze Bldg. Performances are at 8 p.m. March 29–31 and April 5–7, and at 2 p.m. April 1 and April 8. General admission tickets are $15; student tickets are $7. Tickets may be purchased 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. at the Michigan League ticket office or one hour prior to curtain at the theater box office. For more information, call (734) 764-0450.

SI offers Digital Tool Kit workshops

The School of Information (SI) is offering Digital Tool Kit workshops May–July for

U-M employees. Class topics include building an effective business plan, strategic marketing, project management, information architecture, graphic design, databases and the Web, and Perl and CGI programming. Participants can earn continuing education units and certifications. For more information, call (734) 647-7650 or visit the Web at

Event to explore relationship between socioeconomics, health

George Kaplan, chair, Department of Epidemiology, and director of the Michigan Center on Social Epidemiology and Population Health, and David Williams, professor of sociology and senior research scientist, Institute for Social Research, are among speakers who will address the relationship between socioeconomic status and health 1–3 p.m. April 2 in Room 259, Center on Social Epidemiology and Population Health.

They and other researchers will address findings published in the book Income, Socioeconomic Status and Health: Exploring the Relationships. A limited number of complimentary copies of the book will be available. For more information or to register, contact Laura Layfield, (734) 615-9209 or

Balakian to give Haidostian Lecture

Peter Balakian will present the Berj H. Haidostian Memorial Lecture on the topic “The Transmission of a Trauma Across Generations: Writing a Memoir About Growing Up in the Suburbs and the Armenian Genocide” at 8 p.m. March 30 in Rackham Amphitheater. A reception will follow, with the signing of the books Black Dog of Fate and June-tree: New and Selected Poems.

The event is sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program, the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, the International Institute, the Center for Russian and East European Studies, and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. For more information, call (734) 764-1825.

LIR program offering series on ‘The Performing Arts’

The Geriatric Center’s Learning in Retirement (LIR) program will begin a six-lecture series on “The Performing Arts” April 5. Lectures will be held at 10 a.m. Thursdays in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. The cost for the series is $25 for LIR members. Annual LIR dues are $5 per person. For more information, call (734) 998-9353.

History of Burnham House is topic of Arboretum lecture

Beth Covitt, a Ph.D. student in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, will present an illustrated lecture titled “A Situated History of the Burnham House” at 7:30 p.m. March 27 in the Reader Center, Nichols Arboretum. Covitt, a recipient of the Arboretum’s annual Nanette R. LaCross Memorial Prize, has spent the last year researching the Burnham House’s history. For more information on this free, public event, call (734) 998-9540.

Botanical Gardens offer adult education classes

The Matthaei Botanical Gardens is offering three adult education classes in April. Classes, instructors, times, dates and fees are as follows:

  • Woody Plants in Spring, retired wildlife biologist Sylvia Taylor, 7–9 p.m. April 3 and 9 a.m.–noon April 7 and 21, $80 ($72 for members).

  • Mosses and Liverworts, Michigan Botanist Editor Barbara Madsen, 7–9 p.m. April 19 and 26 and 1–5 p.m. April 21, $80 ($72 for members).

  • Wednesday A.M. Hiker; Matthaei instructor Ellen Elliott; 9 a.m.–noon April 25 and May 2, 9, 16 and 23; $150 ($135 for members).

    Registration is required. For more information, call (734) 998-7061 or visit the Web at

    Exhibition extended through April 27

    “A Sense of Justice: A Mass Media Perspective,” an exhibition that explores the history of images of African Americans in mass media, will remain on display in the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library’s North Lobby through April 27. The traveling exhibition includes newspapers, advertisements, postcards, posters, documents, paintings and prints from the late 1700s through the 1960s.

    The display is free and open to the public. The Graduate Library is open 8 a.m.–2 a.m. Mon.–Thur., 8 a.m.–10 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat. and 1–10 p.m. Sun.

    Library offers tech courses

    University Library is offering courses through its Faculty Exploratory program:

  • Working with Scanned Images in Photoshop, 3–5 p.m. March 26. Participants will learn how to change contrast and colors, how to get rid of unwanted objects and how to save the same image to use it multiple times.

  • Working with Pictures and Media in PowerPoint, 1–2:30 p.m. March 27. Participants will learn what file types will work, how to manipulate graphics, and how to work with sound and video to improve PowerPoint presentations.

  • Getting Started with Dreamweaver, 4–6 p.m. March 29. Participants will design a home page, create hypertext links and add graphics, and put their pages on the Web. This workshop is a hands-on introductory session for those with no experience developing a Web page.

    To register for these courses, send e-mail to or visit the Web at

    UMS presenting brass band, dance troupe, string quartet

    The University Musical Society (UMS) is presenting the Brass Band of Battle Creek at 8 p.m. March 30 at Hill Auditorium. WJR radio host Paul W. Smith will emcee the performance, which will feature an assortment of marches, classical transcriptions and big band favorites. Tickets are $22, $18, $16 and $10.

    Ronald K. Brown’s modern dance troupe Evidence will make its UMS debut at 8 p.m. March 31 at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. The program will feature Brown’s latest work, High Life, which features compositions by Fela Kuti and James Brown. Tickets are $32, $30, $22 and $16.

    The Orion String Quartet with master pianist Peter Serkin visits Ann Arbor with a performance at 4 p.m. April 1 in Rackham Auditorium. The quartet will present works by Dvorak, Lieberson and Mozart. Tickets are $36, $32, $26 and $20.

    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

    Team promotes survey project at local garden show

    A research team led by Joan Nassauer, professor of landscape architecture, and Gloria Helfand, associate professor of environmental economics, is conducting a Web-based survey about landscapes designed to promote ecological and water quality and quality of life. The team will be recruiting survey participants from the Ann Arbor Garden Club booth at the Ann Arbor Spring Garden and Flower Show March 30–April 1 at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road.

    Show hours are 10 a.m.–9 p.m. March 30–31 and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. April 1. For more information on the survey, visit the Web at

    Second part of colloquium on Tierney book scheduled

    The Doctoral Program in Anthropology and History is presenting “The Ethics of Inquiry,” the second part of its colloquium series “Science—Ethics—Power: Controversy over the Production of Knowledge and Indigenous Peoples” noon–2 p.m. March 23 in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg.

    Terrence Turner, professor of anthropology at Cornell University, will address “Ethics in El Dorado: Patrick Tierney’s Darkness in El Dorado and the Ensuing Controversy.” Commentators include Joel Howell, professor of internal medicine and of health management and policy; Randolph Nesse, professor of psychiatry and faculty associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics; Kay Warren, professor of anthropology, Harvard University; and Caroline Jeannerat, graduate student instructor, Department of Anthropology. Fernando Coronil, associate professor of anthropology and of history, will serve as moderator.

    The series is sponsored by the Office of the Provost. For more information, visit the Web at

    Forum on mother, child health set

    U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow will be the keynote speaker at the Maternal and Child Health Forum 9 a.m.–5 p.m. April 7 at the Campus Inn, 615 E. Huron St. The event also will feature internationally recognized experts in the field.

    Registration is required, and space is limited. The cost is $10; students are admitted free. To register, call (202) 833-5900, ext. 203, or send e-mail to For more information, call (734) 936-8886.

    The forum is sponsored by the Medical School, the Global Health Council, the U.S. Coalition for Child Survival and Save the Children.