The University Record, October 2, 2000


Events celebrate Lane Hall opening

Special exhibitions, panel discussions and films are being held to celebrate the opening of Lane Hall, the new home of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the Women’s Studies Program. Offerings include:


  • Through Oct. 31: African American Women Tap Dancers in the 1930s and 40s, Shapiro Undergraduate Library; Through Oct. 31: Women at the University of Michigan from 1870 to the Present, Alumni Center, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library and Lane Hall; Through Dec. 9: From the Cradle to the Grave: Sources for Women’s History at the Clements Library; Through Nov. 30: A Sporting Chance: Athletics for Women at the University of Michigan; Oct. 3–Nov. 19: Villa of the Mysteries in Pompeii: Ancient Ritual, Modern Muse, Museum of Art and Kelsey Museum; Oct. 6–21: The Ladies of Lloyd, Alice Lloyd Hall; Oct. 8–21: from the heARTS of women, Baits House; Oct. 9–Nov. 3: Celebrating the Legacy of Marie Curie, Media Union Gallery; Oct. 12–Dec. 15: Sticks, Pods and Bones, Prints by Patricia Olynyk, Institute for the Humanities, Rackham Bldg.; Oct. 13–27: Gender in the Ancient World, Kelsey Museum; and Oct. 13–Nov. 30: Men in Camouflage, Paintings by Jennifer Walton, Residential College Art Gallery.

    Films and performances

  • 1920s Afternoon Tea, 3–5 p.m. Oct. 13, Gold Room, Martha Cook Residence Hall; MadCat Women’s International Film Festival Program 1: Lost in Translation, 5 p.m. Oct. 15, Michigan Theatre; Re/membering Aunt Jemima: A Menstrual Show, 8 p.m. Oct. 18, Trueblood Theatre, Frieze Bldg.; MadCat Women’s International Film Festival Program 2: Interior Worlds, 5 p.m. Oct. 22, Michigan Theatre; Orlando screening followed by lecture and discussion, 5 p.m. Oct. 29, Michigan Theatre; and A Hero for Daisy screening, 5 p.m. Nov. 5, Michigan Theatre.

    Panel discussions

  • “What’s Hot, and What Should Be, in Women’s Health Research,” 3–5 p.m. Oct. 3, East Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.; “Gender Matters: Women in Science,” 7 p.m. Oct. 11, Exhibit Museum of Natural History; “Women Talking Work: Gender and Professional Practice,” 3–5 p.m. Oct. 19, Room 2239, Lane Hall; “Crossing Boundaries: Putting Intersectionality into Research,” 3–5 p.m. Oct. 25, Rackham Assembly Hall; “On Gender-Based Censorship,” noon–2 p.m. Nov. 2, West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.; “Making Things Visible: Women and Representation,” 2–4 p.m. Nov. 15, West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.; and “Learning from the Exemplary Case: Three Windows into the Financial Women’s Association of New York,” 1:30–3:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Room 4212, School of Education Bldg.

    All events are free and open to the public. Units across campus have co-sponsored the events listed above in coordination with the Women’s Studies Program and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. For more information, visit the Web at or, or call (734) 763-2047 or (734) 764-9537.

    Register to vote Oct. 3–5

    Register to vote 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Oct. 3–5 in the Towsley Triangle. Michigan voter registration materials and absentee ballot applications will be available to Health System patients, visitors and staff. The voter registration drive is sponsored by Health System Volunteer Services.

    On Election Day (Nov. 7), medical necessity ballots will be available to Washtenaw County residents who are hospital inpatients and meet state criteria. For more information, contact Beverly Smith, (734) 936-9424 or

    Alumni Association holds award ceremony

    The Alumni Association will hold the Distinguished Alumni Service Award ceremony, honoring five accomplished alumni, at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Pendleton Room, Michigan Union. The award is the highest honor the Alumni Association bestows. This year’s recipients, to be announced at the ceremony, represent the School of Social Work, LS&A, the School of Business Administration and the Law School.

    S. Spencer Scott, class of 1914, established the annual award in 1947 to recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves “by reason of services performed on behalf of the University of Michigan in connection with its organized alumni activities.” A five-member selection committee, chaired by the president of the Alumni Association, selects the recipients from a list of names submitted by members of the University community.

    Reservations are required by Oct. 6. Contact Phyllis Taylor, or (734) 763-9752, to reserve a seat.

    Connable to discuss experiences as a 1942 female graduate

    Tenho Connable, a 1942 graduate of the chemical engineering program, will speak about her experiences as a U-M student and her subsequent career at 2 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Connable Room, U-M Detroit Observatory. The free, public lecture is sponsored by the Observatory. Seating is limited, so reservations, made by calling (734) 763-2230, are required.

    American Heart Walk is Oct. 7

    The national American Heart Walk, sponsored by the Heart Care Program, will be held locally beginning at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at Gallup Park. The walk benefits American Heart Association (AHA)-sponsored programs and research on cardiovascular disease and stroke.

    Three routes—1.5-mile, 3.7-mile and 6-mile courses—will be offered to accommodate people of all abilities. Participants are asked to collect flat donations and turn them in before the walk begins. Walkers and spectators will learn how regular exercise helps the heart.

    For more information, call Robin Sugamosto, (800) 968-1793, ext. 462.

    Responsible authorship focus of programs

    The Research Responsibility Program (RRP) continues in October with sessions on responsible authorship for both biomedical and social science audiences in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg. “Responsible Authorship: Social Sciences” will be presented by Carol T. Mowbray, associate dean for research and associate professor, School of Social Work, and associate professor of psychology, 5–7 p.m. Oct. 4. “Responsible Authorship: Biomedical Sciences” will be presented by James A. Shayman, professor and associate chair for research, Department of Internal Medicine, and professor of pharmacology, 5–7 p.m. Oct. 10.

    Sponsored by Office of the Vice President for Research, the RRP includes information and discussion sessions on responsibility in the conduct and administration of research. The free, public sessions emphasize ethical analysis and problem-solving using a case study approach.

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

    U-Move offers water aerobics, ballroom dance

    U-Move Fitness is offering water aerobics and ballroom dance classes. For more information or to register, call (734) 764-1342, or stop by the U-Move office, Room 1271, Central Campus Recreation Bldg., 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Explore study abroad Oct. 5

    The Office of International Programs (OIP) is hosting its annual Study Abroad Fair 4–6 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Michigan Union Ballroom. Students interested in study, research, internship or travel experiences abroad should attend. The fair features information tables staffed by faculty, OIP staff and/or student participants from more than 70 OIP programs in 36 countries on six continents. Other resources available at the fair include information tables on financial aid, scholarships, academic advising, the International Institute, Overseas Opportunity Office, Engineering Office of International Programs and the Fogarty Institute.

    U-M program participants receive Michigan in-residence credit for their studies abroad. They can apply Michigan financial aid, Michigan Educational Trust and scholarship monies toward the cost of the programs. OIP also considers all participants for its scholarship awards. U-M-Ann Arbor students pay no application fee for the programs, and some study abroad options also are available to non-U-M students.

    For more information, call (734) 764-4311.

    New parking lot open on Fuller Road

    A new orange permit parking lot opened last week on the north side of Fuller Road, across the street from the Full-Mitchell lot. The lot offers more than 300 parking spaces and will be served by several bus routes. Inbound to the Medical Center, the southbound commuter (starting at 6:40 a.m.), Northwood and Bursley-Baits (both starting at 7:45 a.m.) buses will stop at the lot every 10 minutes. Return buses will drop off on the south side of Fuller Road. When returning to the lot, use the pedestrian crossing control button at the Cedar Bend traffic light. For more information on bus times and stops, visit the Web at

    ‘Visual Arts of Medicine’ opens Oct. 7

    “Seeing Is Believing? The Visual Arts of Medicine” will be on display Oct. 7–Dec. 3 in the Museum of Art’s Box Gallery and Apse. Using the rich medical collection of the University, and loans from medical and art collections from around the country, the exhibition unravels the divisions between science and art by examining the long history of presenting and disseminating medical knowledge in visual forms.

    The exhibition includes anatomical drawings, prints, photographs and other images. Items on display examine how the tradition of compiling medical data has been influenced by time, place, class, gender and other forces that shape human attitudes. Highlights include a series of paintings (on loan from Pfizer Inc.) depicting great moments in the history of pharmacy and medicine. The pieces were commissioned in 1946–64 by the pharmaceutical company Parke-Davis.

    “Seeing is Healing?” coincides with the Medical School Sesquicentennial Celebration. Funding for the exhibition was provided by the Medical School. For more information, call (734) 764-0395.

    Work/Life/Family program is Oct. 10

    Sponsored by the Family Care Resources Program and the Center for the Education of Women, “The 24/7 Tightrope: Work/Family Life Balance,” a program offering strategies for achieving wholeness in complex personal and professional lives, will be held noon–1:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Michigan Room, Michigan League. The interactive session, led by Sarah Ely and Doreen Murasky, CEW senior counselors, will challenge individuals who feel that work and family are competing interests in their lives.

    Participants may bring a lunch. For more information, call (734) 936-8677.

    Land use, development panel discussion is Oct. 4

    “Getting Beyond Borders: A Participatory Discussion on Land Use in Michigan,” sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Government Relations, will be held 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Michigan Union. The conference will address a broad range of land use issues and include practical public and private sector approaches to land use and development throughout the state.

    Sessions will focus on urban and suburban development, local ordinances and environmental law, land use regulation reform, “brownfield” and “greenfield” innovations, infrastructure and regional government cooperation. Panelists are specialists in land use from offices and organizations across the state. A luncheon address will be delivered by Douglas S. Kelbaugh, dean and professor, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, on “Repairing the American Metropolis.”

    Registration is $25, including lunch. Individuals can register by calling (734) 763-5554, sending e-mail to or visiting the Web at

    Rothblum to discuss ‘Lesbians in Academia’

    Esther Rothblum, president of the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues and professor of psychology at the University of Vermont, will discuss her research on issues facing lesbian, bisexual and transgender women in academia at 4 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Colloquium Room, East Hall. Rothblum recently co-edited Lesbians in Academia.

    Rothblum’s free, public lecture is sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women, the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and Lambda Grads, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered graduate student group.

    For more information, call (734) 998-7080.

    Dearborn hosts open house

    The U-M-Dearborn welcomes the community and prospective students, and their family and friends to its annual Campus Open House noon–4 p.m. Oct. 8.

    Members of the campus community will provide information on undergraduate and graduate programs, admission procedures, financial aid, and co-op and internship opportunities. Highlights include lab demonstrations, entertainment, refreshments, trolley and walking campus tours, and an opportunity to explore the Henry Ford Estate. Members of student organizations will be on hand to answer questions about campus activities.

    Prospective students who cannot attend the Open House should call the Office of Admissions and Orientation, (313) 593-5100, to arrange a tour or speak with a counselor.

    Michener to discuss how gardens ‘Feast the Eyes, Nourish the Spirit’

    David Michener, assistant curator at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and assistant research scientist, Department of Biology, will present a slide presentation and lecture on gardens that do—and do not—feast the eyes and nourish the spirit at 1 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Gardens. Michener will explore how gardens serve as devices to communicate meaning, influence emotions, and challenge or reinforce perceptions. A short discussion period will follow Michener’s presentation. Participants are encouraged to bring a pink flamingo for a special interactive exercise that will take place after the lecture.

    Reservations are suggested. To reserve a seat, call (734) 998-7061.

    Visiting Writers Series hosts three readings

    The Visiting Writer Series, sponsored by the Department of English and the Office of the Provost, will continue with three free, public readings next week.

  • Peter Davison, poetry reading, 5 p.m. Oct. 10, Rackham Amphitheater. Davison has published 10 books of poetry and is the recipient of a National Institute of Arts and Letters Award and several James Michener Awards from the Academy of American Poets. He has worked as an editor of literary books and authors and has been a contributor to and poetry editor of The Atlantic Monthly for many years.

  • Elizabeth McCracken, fiction reading, 5 p.m. Oct. 19, Room 3222, Angell Hall. McCracken is the author of one book of short stories, Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry, and two novels, The Giant’s House: A Romance and the forthcoming Niagara Falls All Over Again. Giant’s House was a National Book Award finalist, and she has received awards from Salon, Barnes and Noble/Discover Great New Writers, and the Academy of Arts and Letters.

  • Richard Tillinghast, professor of English, poetry reading, 5 p.m. Oct. 12, Rackham Amphitheater. Tillinghast is the author of six books of poetry, as well as a critical memoir on Robert Lowell, and numerous travel essays and book reviews for The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and other periodicals. He is active in interdisciplinary collaborations with artists and musicians, and frequently performs his poems with the fusion-jazz band “Poignant Plecostomus.”

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

    Theatre and Drama presents Miller’s ‘A View from the Bridge’

    To celebrate U-M alumnus Arthur Miller’s 85th birthday, the Department of Theatre and Drama will open its season with Miller’s A View from the Bridge. Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Oct. 5–7 and 12–14 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 8 and 15 in the Trueblood Theatre, Frieze Bldg. The production is the first in a series of events honoring Miller, who will be present at a symposium on campus Oct. 26–28.

    A View from the Bridge premiered at the Coronet Theatre on Broadway in 1955. Since that time, the work has received numerous revivals and awards, including the 1998 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. It was re-set last year as an opera by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom, the Ross Lee Finney Distinguished University Professor of Music, at the Lyric Opera in Chicago.

    Tickets, $15 for general admission and $7 for students with ID, are available 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. at the Michigan League Ticket Office or by calling (734) 764-0450. For information on additional events honoring Miller, call (734) 615-6744.

    DPS, OSEH host open house Oct. 6

    The annual Safety Open House, hosted by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Occupational Safety and Environmental Health Department (OSEH), will take place 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Oct. 6 at 1239 Kipke Drive. The Open House will include tours of the facilities and numerous displays on safety issues. Open to members of the University community and their families, the open house will feature an opportunity to sit in a police car; tour the Communications Center; try on personal protection equipment; learn more about special environmental projects, including U-M’s efforts to keep storm water drains clean; and see a demonstration of fire protection equipment. Visitors will receive a reflective trick-or-treat bag and other goodies.

    For more information, call Kelli Ford, (734) 647-2231, or DPS, (734) 763-3434.

    UMS welcomes international performers

    University Musical Society (UMS) will sponsor performances by the Bulgarian Women’s Choir: Angelite Oct. 5, the Central European Takács Quartet Oct. 6 and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra Oct. 12. Performance times and ticket prices are listed below.

  • 8 p.m. Oct. 5, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Bulgarian Women’s Choir: Angelite, Gregory Petkov, conductor. With musical roots some 2,000 years old, the Bulgarian Women’s Choir: Angelite performs material culled from nearly 50 years of arrangements of their traditional music. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989, the ensemble has received rave reviews from audiences around the world. Tickets are $30. A free educational event will be led by Inna Noroditskaya, adjunct lecturer in music, U-M-Flint, at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at the St. Francis Activities Center.

  • 8 p.m. Oct. 6, Rackham Auditorium, Takács Quartet and Andreas Haefliger, piano. The ensemble, embodying the Central European quartet tradition since 1975, returns to Ann Arbor after its 1999 UMS performance. The Washington Post said of a Takács Quartet performance: “It was bliss.” Tickets are $36, $32, $26 and $20.

  • 8 p.m. Oct. 12, Hill Auditorium, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, U-M alumnus Rico Saccani, music director. The orchestra’s performance, featuring Icelandic violinist Judith Ingolfsson, will celebrate the 1000th anniversary of Leif Erickson’s voyage to North America. The Iceland Symphony celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and is one of the youngest ensembles in Europe. Tickets are $46, $36, $26 and $14. A camerata dinner will precede the performance at 6 p.m. in the Dow Laboratory Atrium, Chemistry Bldg. The buffet dinner is $35 per person. UMS members at the benefactor level and above may attend for $30 per person. For reservations, call (734) 647-8009.

    For tickets, call (734) 764-2538 or (800) 221-1229; visit the UMS Box Office 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat.; or visit the Web at Please note: The UMS Box Office will be located in the Power Center this season, due to the renovation of Burton Memorial Tower.

    Scholarships available for ULI Real Estate Forum

    Six $1,000 scholarships are available to graduate students through the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Real Estate Forum, held in conjunction with the School of Business Administration, and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. The forum, titled “East Side Story: Riding the Wave of Real Estate Development,” will be held Nov. 9–10 in Macomb County and in Ann Arbor and will focus on commercial, industrial and residential development in Macomb County. The scholarships will be awarded Nov. 10 at the Michigan Union.

    Students studying business, architecture, urban planning, law, public policy and engineering who are interested in pursuing careers in real estate are eligible. Applicants should submit a two-page paper to Peter Allen,, and to Jim Kosteva,, by 5 p.m. Oct. 27.

    To register for the forum, call Penny Tully, (734) 764-4726, or visit the Web at The two-day event, including lunch, is $25 per day for students, and $250 for non-students if registered by Oct. 20 or $280 after that date. A single day with lunch costs $150.

    Nominations for LS&A Staff Awards due Oct. 6

    Faculty, staff and students in LS&A are encouraged to submit nominations for the LS&A Annual Staff Awards Program, recognizing excellence in performance and rewarding outstanding contributions of staff members to the mission of the college. Office, technical and professional/administrative staff with at least a 50 percent regular appointment and service of six months or more are eligible to be nominated. Individuals are encouraged to re-nominate past candidates.

    Areas of excellence that may be highlighted include service, initiative and creativity; marked personal and professional growth; overcoming adverse situations; quality of work; work as a role model or mentor; special achievement or contribution to a unit; and strong support for co-workers.

    Awards will be presented at the seventh annual LS&A Staff Reception Oct. 23. Each awardee, recommended by a committee and selected by Dean Shirley Neuman, will receive a cash award and a certificate. A plaque displaying the recipients’ names will be installed in the LS&A Dean’s Office.

    Nominations are due Oct. 6. For more information or nomination materials, contact Sean Roberts, or (734) 647-9755.

    IT Education Services announces special offerings

    IT Education Services is offering a Programming with Lego workshop for adults Oct. 6 and Nov. 16, a creative programming and software class for middle school children Oct. 13, and a computer security course Oct. 11 and Dec. 11. Course topics and times are:

  • Programming with Lego, 1–5 p.m. Oct. 6 and 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Nov. 16. The workshop is designed for adults who want to get more out of their Microsoft Office software or who want to learn to program in a more traditional language, such as PERL or Visual Basic. Programming a Lego construction with the Lego programming language, Mindstorms, can be a fun way to master basic programming principles. The four-hour workshop is $90 for faculty, staff, students, alumni and retirees.

  • Programming with Lego and Creating a Digital Photo, T-Shirt and Screensaver, full day Oct. 13. Offered on an Ann Arbor Public Schools no-school day, this workshop offers a unique opportunity for middle school students. In the Lego programming class, students will build a Lego construction and program it to move around obstacles and perhaps even play a tune. In the Creating a Digital Photo, T-Shirt and Screensaver class, students will take and edit a digital photo and then use their edited photo to make an iron-on transfer for reproducing on a T-shirt or other clothing. The students also will create a screensaver that can be installed on a home computer. Each half-day class costs $70 for children of faculty, staff, students or alumni, and grandchildren of retirees.

  • Computer Security—What Everyone Needs to Know, Oct. 11 and Dec. 11. The class will cover the essentials of keeping a computer system secure. Participants will learn how to protect themselves against losing data from hard disk failures or being infected by viruses, and to minimize threats to privacy posed by the Internet.

    To register, visit the Web at, send e-mail to or call (734) 763-3700.

    Dearborn receives SME grant

    U-M-Dearborn has received at $230,501 Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation grant. Dearborn will use the funds to create three laboratories for manufacturing-related courses—metal-forming, metal-casting, and supply-chain management and electronic commerce—will develop new courses, and launch a student outreach program targeting high school students seeking engineering and technology education.

    “The grant awarded to U-M-Dearborn acknowledges their strong commitment toward innovative engineering education based on hands-on experience and their highly collaborative approach with their industry partners, Ford Motor Co., Ameritech, Magmasoft, Altair Consulting and Pillar Industries,” said Randy Maiers, director of the foundation.

    The outreach program will present distance learning methods for a manufacturing course using the Web. It also will be available to high schools throughout the United States, creating greater awareness of manufacturing education among high school students.

    Kiplinger’s ranks Michigan among top 10 public universities

    The U-M ranked seventh among the top 100 public universities in the October issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Kiplinger’s selected the top 100 schools based on graduation rates, student-faculty ratios and how much the schools spent on instruction and library resources. Quality, cost and financial aid measures determined how universities ranked within the top 100.

    Kiplinger’s top 12 universities are the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; University of Virginia; College of William and Mary; New College of the University of South Florida; State University of New York at Binghamton; University of Wisconsin, Madison; U-M, Ann Arbor; University of California, Berkeley; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; University of California, San Diego; Rutgers University; and the University of Florida.

    Dearborn School of Management receives donation for Web-based MBA

    The U-M-Dearborn School of Management has received $150,000 from the Detroit Edison Foundation to help develop and implement a Web-based master of business administration degree program.

    The new online program will allow students to review class readings and presentations, work together on projects, interact with faculty members and fellow students, and complete assignments at their own convenience and from any place with an Internet connection.

    Undergraduate recruiting video wins six awards

    The University’s undergraduate student recruiting videotape, “Consider Michigan!” has won six national awards—two second-place Telly Awards (in Recruitment and Public Relations categories), two second-place Videographer Awards (Recruitment, Educational Institution), a second-place Absolute Excellence in Electronic Media Award (Promotion) and a third-place U.S. International Film & Video Award (Meeting Openers). Electronic media professionals from around the nation judged the competitions.

    Narrated by film and stage star James Earl Jones, a U-M alumnus, the 12-minute program shows a variety of campus activities and locations—ranging from classroom and laboratory shots to those of residence halls and sports—and features U-M students, faculty, alumni and officials speaking of the advantages of attending Michigan.

    U-M alumnus Alec Friedman, a former U-M producer who is independently based in New York City, produced the video in 1999.

    MSA CGC appoints student committee members

    The Michigan Student Assembly (MSA) Campus Governance Committee (CGC) is responsible for appointing student representatives to Universitywide committees. Administrators, deans and department heads are encouraged to approach CGC whenever they are looking for student representatives to serve on committees, particularly policy and decision-making, advisory, search, Universitywide initiative or review, and campus event planning committees.

    CGC has devised a system for students to apply for committee seats online and for administrators to submit requests for students to be appointed to particular committees. CGC can work within a time frame for appointments and meet the specific needs of each committee.

    CGC also is willing to provide contact information or refer appointments to a school or college’s governing body.

    For information, send e-mail to or call Angela Armstrong, (734) 763-3241.