The University Record, November 13, 2000


No Record Nov. 27; holiday closures coming

The Record will not publish Nov. 27, the Monday following Thanksgiving. The deadline for the Briefings, Calendar listings and Studies items for the Nov. 20 issue is 5 p.m. Nov. 14. The deadline for the Dec. 4 issue is Nov. 28. The Record will be published Dec. 11 and Dec. 18, and resume after the holiday break on Jan. 8. The Record will publish holiday closure information in the Dec. 11 issue. Please send information via e-mail (, or fax ((734) 764-7084) by 5 p.m. Dec. 5.

Reimbursement accounts deadline is Nov. 15 for those paid monthly

To ensure reimbursement in an October paycheck, health care and/or dependent care reimbursement account(s) claims are due by 5 p.m. Nov.15 if paid monthly. Drop off or mail claims to the Benefits Office (Central Campus), Wolverine Tower-Low Rise G405, 3003 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1278. Claims are considered within the deadline based on the date received in the Benefits Office. Forms and a list of due dates are available on the Web at, and in the Reimbursement Accounts Claims Kit. For more information, contact any Benefits Office: Central Campus, (734) 763-1214; Medical Campus, (734) 764-6584; Flint, (810) 766-6845; or Dearborn, (313) 593-5192.

Regents meet this week

The Regents will hold their monthly meeting beginning at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Administration Bldg. Public comments will be heard at 3 p.m. The agenda includes comments by President Lee C. Bollinger and regular items related to personnel appointments and facilities projects.

Information available on manufacturing sites for licensed apparel

The Standing Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights has established its own Web site, Information on manufacturing sites for licensed apparel is on the Web at Both links can be found on the News and Information Services site under Key Issues/Hot Topics at

‘Legacy of Aubrey Tealdi’ focus of Arb lecture series

“The Legacy of Aubrey Tealdi,” Nichols Arboretum’s first director (1917–34), is the focus of an illustrated presentation at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Reader Center, 1610 Washington Heights.

Sally Bund, assistant archivist, Bentley Historical Libary, will discuss the significance of Tealdi’s contributions to the Arb’s design and collections. She is a member of the Friends of Nichols Arboretum Board of Directors, and she and her husband took a leadership role in the creative reuse of Burnham House, home to the Reader Center.

The Arb lectures are free and open to the public; donations are welcome. For information, call (734) 998-9540.

Student poster sessions given Nov. 16

The 46th Annual Student Biomedical Research Fall Forum, presented by the Office of Student Biomedical Research Programs and the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, will be held 3–5 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Michigan League Ballroom. The forum showcases research posters and the efforts of approximately 150 medical students and undergraduate students.

The concurrent NSF 2000 Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium will be in the Michigan Room.

For information, call (734) 998-9381.

Marathon nearing completion

Distance runner and music Prof. James Kibbie is on the downhill side of his marathon—one-hour concerts featuring all of Johann Sebastian Bach’s written compositions for solo organs. The series commemorates the 250th anniversary of Bach’s death in 1750.

Remaining free, public concerts are at 4 p.m. Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and Dec. 17, all in the Blanche Anderson Moore Hall at the School of Music. Kibbie usually gives a short informal talk about the music on the program at 3:30 p.m.

The Nov. 19 recital will include Concerto in D Minor, Individually Transmitted Chorales, Pastorale in F Major, Chorales from the Kirnberger Collection, the Conclusion of the Orgelbuchlein, and Prelude and Fugue in E Minor.

‘Responsible Data Management’ focus of Research Responsibility Program

“Responsible Data Management” will be the focus of presentations Nov. 20 and Nov. 28 by Brenda W. Gillespie and Edward D. Rothman, part of the ongoing series of Research Responsibility Program lectures. Both will be held 5–7 p.m. in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.

Gillespie is associate director of the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research and professor of biostatistics. Rothman is director of the center and professor of statistics.

The Research Responsibility Program, a series of information and discussion sessions on responsibility in the conduct and administration of research, is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research. It’s designed to serve as a springboard for local discussions, and emphasizes ethical analysis and problem-solving using case studies.

The full schedule is on the Web at For more information, call (734) 763-1289 or send e-mail to

Autism is topic of lecture

“Identifying Children with Autism at Age Two: Issues and Methods” will be discussed by Wendy Stone at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in Room 4448, East Hall. This is the second in a series on autism sponsored by the Institute for Human Adjustment.

Stone is the director of the Vanderbilt Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Her nationally recognized research focuses on the early identification of autism in young children. She will report on the development of her new screening tool, the STAT (Screening Tool for Autism in Two-Year-Olds), and initial data from recent studies using the tool.

For information, call Ann Telfer, (734) 647-1551.

Stanton to deliver Douvan Lecture

Domna C. Stanton, the Elizabeth A. Douvan Collegiate Professor, and professor of romance languages and of women’s studies, will deliver the Elizabeth A. Douvan Collegiate Professorship Inaugural Lecture, sponsored by LS&A, at 4:10 p.m. Nov. 14 in Rackham Amphitheater. Stanton’s lecture, “From the Maternal Metaphor to Metonymy and History: 17th-Century Discourses of Maternity and the Case of Sevigné,” challenges essentialist notions of motherhood by arguing for socio-historical differences in practices of maternity. She also questions the notion that close mother-child ties developed at the end of the 18th century, examining discourses that created an imperative for maternalism during the reign of Louis 14th in France (1660–1715). The 17th-century letters from Mme. de Sevigné to her daughter demonstrate a relation that, according to feminist critics, has been invisible in Western history and culture.

A reception will follow the free, public lecture.

‘Bush/Gore Campaign Communications’ focus of Nov. 16 program

“The Bush/Gore Campaign Communications: What Worked and Why” will be the focus of presentations and a panel discussion among specialists in advertising, political marketing and public opinion studies. Panelists will discuss advertising, public relations, debates, talk show appearances and other communications of the presidential campaigns 7–9 p.m. Nov. 16 at Hale Auditorium, Business School.

Sponsored by the Yaffe Center for Persuasive Communication, the program features Owen Dougherty, executive vice president, director of communications and member of the board, J. Walter Thompson Co., and a member of the campaign team for Sen. Edward Kennedy’s 1980 presidential bid and Mike Traugott, professor and chair, Department of Communication Studies; adjunct professor of political science; senior research scientist, Center for Political Studies; former president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research; and author of The Press, The Polls and Democracy. Also speaking will be Bruce Newman, professor of marketing, DePaul University, author of The Marketing of the President, and an adviser to the Clinton White House in 1995–96.

For more information, contact Rajeev Batra, (734) 764-0118 or

Sitarist Ravi Shankar to appear Nov. 17 with daughter

Well-known sitarist Ravi Shankar will perform with his daughter Anoushka at 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at Hill Auditorium. Sponsored by the University Musical Society, Shankar’s appearance is part of his 80th Birthday Tour. One of India’s most esteemed musical ambassadors, Shankar is a prolific composer, having written two concertos for sitar and orchestra, along with other compositions. His honors include the Presidential Award, two Grammy awards and the Award of Deshikottam, presented to Shankar by the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Tickets are $36, $34, $24 and $20. For tickets, call (734) 764-2538 or (800) 221-1229, visit the Web at or stop by the UMS Box Office, located in the Power Center.

Hi-Tech Tuesday topics announced

The Ann Arbor IT Zone will continue its Hi-Tech Tuesday series with presentations at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14, 21 and 28 at the Launch Pad, 330 E. Liberty. Speakers and topics are:

  • Nov. 14, “Stages of Public Relations in a High Tech Growth Business,” Tracy Eiler, vice president of corporate communications, Business Objects.

  • Nov. 21, “Your Web Site Is Cool, But Who Will Use It?” Tom Brinck, president, Diamond Bullet, and Lou Rosenfeld, president, Argus Associates.

  • Nov. 28, “Telecommunications Strategies,” Richard English, management consulting partner, Plante & Moran.

    The programs are free to IT Zone members, $25 for non-members and $5 for students. Register on the Web at, by calling (734) 623-8286 or by sending e-mail to

    Schwartz is next Visiting Writer

    Author Lynne Sharon Schwartz will read from her work at 5 p.m. Nov. 16 in Rackham Amphitheater. The free, public reading is part of the Visiting Writers Program, sponsored by the Department of English and the Office of the Provost.

    Schwartz recently has written In the Family Way, An Urban Comedy, and Face to Face, a collection of essays. Previous essays have been nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award and a National Book Award for First Novel.

    For more information, call Ian Reed Twiss, (734) 647-6471.

    Panel to discuss election results and health care

    “Prospects for Health Policy and Legislation: The New Congress and New White House,” a panel discussion sponsored by the Program in Society and Medicine’s Forum on Health Policy, will be held 1–3 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Auditorium, School of Public Health II Bldg. Discussion topics include prescription drug coverage under Medicare; health coverage for the uninsured; conflicts among patients, physicians and insurers; the nation’s medical research budget; and relief for health care providers hurt by Medicare reimbursement cuts under the Balanced Budget Act.

    Christopher Jennings, deputy assistant to President Clinton for health care policy, and Shawn Coughlin, senior vice president, Steelman Health Strategies, will deliver the keynote addresses. A panel of specialists will discuss the speakers’ remarks, offer analysis and take questions from the audience.

    For more information, call (734) 615-8620 or send e-mail to

    CEW offers insights for women going to graduate school

    The Center for the Education of Women and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies are offering “Going to Graduate or Professional School: Insights for Women” 9 a.m.–noon Nov. 18 in Rackham Assembly Hall. Panelists will discuss the rigors and rewards of graduate education. Participants will break into small groups to discuss issues for specific programs and address individual concerns and questions. Representatives will be present from the Graduate School, College of Engineering, School of Social Work, Business School and School of Public Health. Material also will be available from numerous graduate and professional programs.

    For information and to register, call (734) 998-7080.

    Heads, Hillel sponsor intra-group dialogue

    Heads, an all-Black male student intellectual group, and the Jewish student group Hillel will sponsor a dialogue to increase communication among the two minority groups and work toward restoring unity shared in the 1960s. The dialogue will be held 7:30–9:30 p.m. today (Nov. 13) in the Pendleton Room, Michigan Union.

    To spark discussion, the movie From the Swastika to Jim Crow will be shown. The film tells the story of two cultures sharing a common burden of oppression. In the 1930s, a number of Jewish intellectuals, who escaped Nazi Germany and immigrated to the United States, sought refuge in the historically Black colleges of the segregated South. Their experiences gave the Jewish immigrants a unique perspective with which to teach and affect the lives of their African American students.

    For information, contact Daniel Tounsel, or (734) 330-3932, or Jaime Katz, or (734) 769-0500.

    Kentridge exhibition opens Nov. 18

    Born in Johannesburg of Lithuanian and German-Jewish descent, white South African artist William Kentridge has long examined the repression of apartheid’s racial policies and its effects on the people of South Africa. Kentridge’s animated video “WEIGHING . . . and WANTING” and the preparatory drawings for it are featured in “William Kentridge: WEIGHING . . . and WANTING,” an exhibition organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, that will be on display Nov. 18–Jan. 7 in the Museum of Art’s 20th Century Gallery. Kentridge’s work follows the changing landscape of South African society.

    For information, call (734) 764-0395 or (734) 763-8662 (hotline).