The University Record, October 9, 2000


U to receive $358 million from state

The University will receive $358 million in state support this year, a 5.7 percent increase over last year’s appropriation, following signing of the appropriations bill last week by Gov. John Engler. This is the amount that was incorporated in the FY2001 budget recommended by Provost Nancy Cantor and approved by the Regents at the Board’s July meeting.

“The governor’s approval of the appropriation represents strong support of the University’s mission and programs,” says Cynthia H. Wilbanks, vice president for government relations, “and we’re grateful for the confidence in the University of Michigan that this demonstrates.”

Wilbanks notes, also, that this level of support is directly related to the University’s ability to keep tuition increases under 3 percent this year. “We are hopeful this trend will continue.”

Reimbursement accounts deadlines are Oct. 11, 19

To ensure reimbursement in an October paycheck, health care and/or dependent care reimbursement account(s) claims are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 11 if paid bi-weekly, Oct. 19 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.

Rosenbaum to deliver Fauri lecture

Sara Rosenbaum, the Harold and Jane Hirsch Professor of Health Care Law and Policy and director of the Center for Health Services Research and Policy at the George Washington School of Public Health and Health Services, will deliver the Fauri/Meister Lecture on Child Welfare and Child Health Policy at 3 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Schorling Auditorium, School of Education Bldg.

Rosenbaum is known nationally for her work in health law for the poor, health care financing and managed care, and maternal and child health. She has served on the staff of the Children’s Defense Fund, and on the faculty of the Georgetown University Law Center and the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. She also has worked with the White House Domestic Policy Council and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Rosenbaum was named one of America’s most influential health policy-makers and is a recipient of the Health Care Financing Administration’s Beneficiary Services Award for Distinguished National Service.

The School of Social Work’s Fedele F. and Iris M. Fauri Memorial Lecture Series on Child Welfare is presented annually to honor the school’s first dean, Fedele F. Fauri, and his wife Iris. Fauri’s accomplishments in child welfare spanned 50 years. The Susan B. Meister Health Initiative promotes interdisciplinary understanding of child health policy issues and recognizes Susan Meister, a School of Nursing alumna who has a strong commitment to advancing child health policy through interdisciplinary avenues.

For more information, call Denise Diggs-Taylor, (734) 647-4281. A reception will follow the lecture in McGregor Commons, Social Work Bldg.

Faculty Women’s Club hosts fall reception

The Faculty Women’s Club will hold its annual fall reception and light buffet noon–2 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Michigan League Ballroom. The event welcomes returning members and newcomers to the University community. Members may sign up for one of 38 interest sections in such categories as art, books, bridge, garden, home, language and drama, and sports.

For more information, call Pat Enns, (734) 761-6095.

Student Loan office will be closed Oct. 11

The Student Loan Collections and Records office will be closed all day Oct. 11. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. Oct. 12.

Wallenberg’s sister to deliver 10th Annual Wallenberg Lecture

The 10th Annual Raoul Wallenberg Lecture, “Raoul Wallenberg Remembered: His Sister Looks Back,” will be delivered by Nina Lagergren, Wallenberg’s half-sister, who will reflect on her brother’s childhood, education and the personal attributes he displayed at an early age. Her free, public lecture, sponsored by the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the Wallenberg Endowment, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in Rackham Auditorium.

Lagergren also will discuss the family’s response when Wallenberg accepted a diplomatic position in Budapest, and efforts made by the Swedish government, the Wallenberg family and the Wallenberg Foundation to learn of his fate and to negotiate his release from Soviet prisons. Lagergren will be introduced by her daughter Nane Annan, wife of United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan.

Wallenberg, a U-M alumnus, is commemorated for his courage during World War II when he rescued thousands of Hungarian Jews while on a rescue mission to Budapest. After reporting to Soviet headquarters in Budapest, all trace of Wallenberg was lost. Reports into his whereabouts after that time have remained inconclusive.

For more information or to request a sign language interpreter (two weeks advance notice please), contact Lynne Dumas, (734) 647-2644 or

PIRC sponsors open forums

The President’s Information Revolution Commission (PIRC) invites students, faculty and staff to express their thoughts on how the University should respond in teaching and learning to the information age. Two open forums will be held: 4–5:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in Room 1800, Chemistry Bldg., and 4:30–6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Chrysler Center Auditorium.

Questions to be addressed are: What should we do to optimize teaching using new media and new technologies? What do our students, both generally and in particular areas, need to know and understand about information and information technology, its responsible use and development, and the impacts of the information revolution, by the time they graduate?

The forums are sponsored by the What Should We Teach? and How Should We Teach? sub-committees of PIRC.

Questions may be referred to Pamela Fitzgerald, (734) 936-7724, fax (734) 936-3529 or

Retirees hold annual meeting, election Oct. 12

The Retirees Association will hold its annual meeting and election at 3 p.m. Oct. 12 in Suite 18, Wolverine Tower. Annual reports will be presented by the president, treasurer and the nominating committee. Three members will be elected to the association board. All members are urged to attend, and guests are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (734) 747-9220 or (734) 764-9291.

Specialists to discuss genetic testing

“Genetic Testing and Confidentiality,” a free, community program sponsored by the Cancer Center, will be held 7–8:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Livonia West Holiday Inn (Six Mile Road east of I-275). U-M specialists will discuss what is being done to protect individuals’ privacy and why genetic testing is important. Registration is encouraged; call (800) 742-2300 and enter category 7870.

Curie exhibition opens today

“The Legacy of Marie Curie: 100 Years of Scientific Innovation,” a traveling exhibition highlighting Curie’s and other women scientists’ contributions to the study of radioactivity, will be on display today (Oct. 9) through Nov. 3 in the Media Union Gallery. The Media Union is the exhibition’s only Michigan stop. The exhibition includes interactive displays for all ages and pieces of the original laboratory equipment used by Curie in her work.

Part of month-long events in October celebrating gender and women’s research and studies, the exhibition is accompanied by related lectures in several disciplines across the University. The Department of Nuclear and Radiological Sciences is sponsoring a symposium, “Women in Discovery,” and a lecture series, “The Legacy of Marie Curie.” Gail Marcus, principal deputy director of the Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology in the U.S. Department of Energy, will kick off the lecture series at 4 p.m. Oct. 13 in White Auditorium, Cooley Bldg.

All lectures, technical colloquia and K–12 outreach activities accompanying the Curie exhibition are free and open to the public. For a full schedule of activities, visit the Web at or check the Record Calendar. Events are co-sponsored by the Department of Physics, the Women in Engineering Office, the Women in Science and Engineering Program, the Office of the Dean of the College of Engineering and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Nursing History Society hosts program

The Nursing History Society will host a potluck 5–6 p.m. and an oral history program 6–7:30 p.m. today (Oct. 9) in Room 1334, 400 N. Ingalls Bldg. Part of the Josephine Sana Oral History Series, Marjorie Murphy, professor emerita of nursing and nutrition specialist, will be interviewed by Norma Marshall, professor emerita of nursing. Please bring a dish to pass and your own table service. For more information, call Linda Strodtman, (734) 434-0266.

Lectures will focus on autism

The Institute for Human Adjustment and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies will present a free, public lecture series on individuals with autism beginning Oct. 11. Peter Mundy, professor of psychology and director of the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, University of Miami, will deliver the first lecture on “Joint Attention and a Transactional, Social Orienting Model of Autism” at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Commons Room, 10th floor, North Ingalls Bldg. Visitor parking will be available in the metered lot north of the building.

The second lecture in the series will feature Wendy Stone, professor of pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in Room 4448, East Hall. For more information on the series, call Ann Telfer, (734) 647-1551.

Balance, mobility workshop offered Oct. 18

The Turner Geriatric Clinic Peer Volunteers will sponsor “Staying Upright: Balance and Mobility” 1–3 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Kellogg Bldg. Auditorium, 990 Wall St. Neil Alexander, associate professor of internal medicine and senior associate research scientist, Institute of Gerontology, will speak at the free, public workshop. Parking will be available. For more information, call (734) 764-2556.

National Coming Out Week is Oct. 9–13

The Office of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Affairs is sponsoring a series of events today (Oct. 9)–Oct. 13 to mark National Coming Out Week.

  • Gender Bender RevueToo: A Gender Bending Performance, 8 p.m. today (Oct. 9), Michigan League Ballroom.

  • “Dave Pallone: Who’s Really on First?” 11 a.m.–noon Oct. 10, Aud. C, Angell Hall (guest speaker for Introduction to Sociology course); 3:30–5 p.m. Oct. 10, Room 2220, Central Campus Recreation Bldg. (“Meet the Umpire” social event); and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Michigan League Underground (lecture). Pallone worked for 18 years as a professional umpire, 10 of which were with the National Baseball League. He is the author of Behind the Mask: My Double Life in Baseball, which offers a revealing look at baseball through the eyes of a gay man. Co-sponsored by Pierpont Commons, all events are free and open to the public.

  • “Color Splash: A Social Event for LGBT People of Color and Their Friends,” 8 p.m. Oct. 12, Room 3200, Michigan Union. Enjoy an evening of soft music, coffee, dessert and stimulating conversation with other people of color.

    For more information, call (734) 763-4186 or visit the Web at

    Biomed Expo is Oct. 26

    Biomed Expo: Road to Success, a Life Sciences Corridor initiative, will be presented Oct. 26 at Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt Road. The expo, presented by the U-M, Wayne State University, Michigan State University and the Michigan Economic Development Corp., will focus on the technology transfer process, from concept to research lab to launching and building a company.

    Attendees will learn the steps and make the contacts necessary to commercialize biomedical technology in Michigan; explore the state’s resources for starting and launching companies; interact with industry and academic leaders who will shape the future of Michigan’s biomedical industry; and learn from workshops, one-on-one meetings, speakers and exhibitions. Carl Feldbaum, president, Biotechnology Industry Organization, will speak at the expo.

    For more information, call (734) 930-9741, send e-mail to or visit the Web at

    Oct. 12–13 events focus on Satsuma biwa performance style

    Satsuma biwa is a Japanese tradition of narrative performance accompanied in dynamic style by a plucked flute. Fumon Yoshinori, the foremost practitioner of the performance tradition, was trained in the Seiha style of Satsuma biwa during his youth in the 1920s. He will give a demonstration of technique and perform a short repertory piece 3:30–5 p.m. Oct. 12 in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg. Along with the demonstration, a lecture focusing on the performance practice and theory of this tradition will be given by Thomas Marshall, a student of Satsuma biwa, with an introduction and historical background by Hugh de Ferranti, assistant professor of music (musicology) and of Asian languages and cultures.

    Fumon will present a Satsuma biwa concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Britton Recital Hall. The program will include narratives in the Satsuma biwa repertory and a Buddhist sutra recitation with biwa accompaniment. The audience will receive a full translation and transliteration of the performance texts.

    The events are sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, International Institute and the Japan Foundation. For more information, call (734) 764-6307 or send e-mail to

    IT Zone programs focus on public relations

    The Ann Arbor IT Zone’s Oct. 10 and Nov. 14 Hi-Tech Tuesday programs will focus on public relations.

    Hal Davis, founder and CEO of Ann Arbor’s BlueGill Technologies; Greg Guidice, founder and CEO of Rochester-based new media company SilverCube Inc.; Doug Rothwell, president and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corp.; and Larry Eiler, founder and president of Eiler Communications, will participate in a discussion titled “What’s All This Noise About Public Relations?” at 5:15 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Launch Pad, 330 E. Liberty.

    The follow-up program, “PR at Various Stages of a High-Tech Company’s Growth: How a Silicon Valley Firm Does It,” will feature Tracy Eiler, vice president of worldwide public relations for Business Objects, a $300 million provider of business software. Eiler will speak at 5 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Launch Pad.

    The programs are free to IT Zone members, $25 for non-members and $5 for students. Individuals can register on the Web at, call (734) 623-8286 or send e-mail to Registration also will be taken beginning at 4:15 p.m. for the Oct. 10 program and 5 p.m. for the Nov. 14 program.

    Saturday Morning Physics begins Oct. 14

    The Saturday Morning Physics program, presenting new ideas from modern science in a clear and understandable way, will begin with “Scientific Discoveries Since Marie Curie” by Myron Campbell, professor of physics, at 10 a.m. Oct. 14 in the Chesebrough Auditorium, Chrysler Center. This session, along with two other October lectures, will highlight the Marie Curie exhibition at the Media Union.

  • “Mme. Curie: A Pioneer in Nuclear Medicine,” Fred Becchetti, professor of physics, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 21, Room 170, Dennison Bldg.

  • “Modern Scientific Discovery Methods,” Phil Bucksbaum, the Otto Laporte Professor of Physics, 10:30 a.m. (plus afternoon lab visits) Oct. 28, Room 170, Dennison Bldg.

    Future “Saturday Morning Physics” programs include:

  • “New Discoveries in X-Ray Astronomy,” Martin Sulknen, Nov. 4, 11 and 18, Room 170, Dennison Bldg.

  • “X-Rays: A Century of Discovery,” David Reis, research fellow, Department of Physics, Dec. 2, 9 and 16, Room 170, Dennison Bldg.

    For more information, call (734) 764-4437.

    IM Sports offers pre-season football, ice hockey, golf

    The Intramural (IM) Sports Program is offering football, ice hockey and golf tournaments. Entry deadlines, fees and games dates are listed below.

  • Pre-season football, 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Oct. 16–18, IM Sports Bldg., $35 per team. A mandatory managers meeting will be conducted at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 in Cliff Keen Arena. The tournament will take place beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 20 and continuing at 10 a.m. Oct. 21–22 at the Mitchell Fields.

  • Ice hockey, 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Oct. 18, IM Sports Bldg., $45 per team. Managers must attend a meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 in Cliff Keen Arena. Games will be played 10 p.m.–1 a.m. Sun.–Thurs., beginning Oct. 22, at Yost Ice Arena.

  • Two-person scramble golf tournament, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19, IM Sports Bldg., $25 per team (plus $23 course fee due at time of play). The tournament will be conducted beginning at 10 a.m. Oct. 22 at the U-M Golf Course.

    For more information, call (734) 763-3562.

    ‘The Hunters’ opens Oct. 13 at Residential College

    The paintings of Canadian artist Jennifer Walton will be on display Oct. 13–Nov. 30 in the Residential College Art Gallery. “The Hunters,” a series of nine paintings, depicts men and boys in camouflage gear engaged in the quintessentially masculine sport of hunting. The free, public exhibition is presented in conjunction with the opening of Lane Hall.

    Walton, who earned her master’s degree in painting from Concordia University in Montreal, displays her work in group and solo exhibitions throughout Canada. She has earned grants and awards from the Canada Council, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation and the Ontario Arts Council, and in 1999 won the Emerging Artist Prize from the Connor Clarke Private Trust.

    Walton will present a slide lecture about her work at 3 p.m. Oct. 13 in Room 124, East Quadrangle. An opening reception will follow the lecture. The gallery is open 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and noon–4 p.m. Sat.

    For more information, call (734) 763-0176.

    Abdo to discuss ‘Egypt and the Triumph of Islam’

    Geneive Abdo, international journalist, will discuss her new book, No God But God: Egypt and the Triumph of Islam, noon–1 p.m. Oct. 10 in Room 1644, Social Work Bldg. Abdo argues in her book that moderate Islamists have turned Egypt into an Islamic society despite the “repressive tactics of Mubarak’s government.” The book describes how a new Islamic generation is working to enter the political arenas of their countries rather than trying to overthrow the state through violent means.

    Abdo is the first female American journalist given permission to live in Iran since the Revolution. Her writing regularly appears in The Nation, International Herald Tribune, New Republic, Middle East Report and Washington Quarterly.

    Abdo’s free, public lecture is sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies as part of the Middle East Brown-Bag Lecture Series. Call (734) 764-0350 or send e-mail to for more information.

    Dinner to benefit modern Greek studies

    A dinner-dance will be held 6 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Oct. 14 at the International Center in Detroit to support the establishment of a chair in modern Greek studies. The Educational Foundation of the American Hellenistic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) is contributing $25,000 to support the endowment of a chair in modern Greek by sponsoring the dinner-dance benefit. Presented by District 10 of AHEPA, the event will feature cocktails, a silent auction, dinner and dancing. Music will be provided by the “Levendes.” Constantine Papadakis, U-M alumnus and president of Drexel University, Philadelphia, will deliver the keynote address.

    Tickets for the event are $60 per person. To donate or for tickets, call (248) 689-4156 or send e-mail to

    Patients, friends invited to Manikas reception

    Steven Manikas, clinical assistant professor of family medicine and a longtime physician in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area, is retiring from the Health System. A farewell reception will be held 5–7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the East Ann Arbor Health Center. Patients, colleagues and friends are invited.

    Theme Semester focuses on Detroit 300

    Provisional approval has been issued by LS&A for a theme semester in fall 2001 that will celebrate the 300th anniversary of the founding of Detroit. Organizers are open to courses, mini-courses and suggestions for activities, exhibits and speakers that will raise the visibility of Detroit on campus, especially for undergraduates.

    Suggestions and/or plans should be sent to by Oct. 31.

    Macromolecular Science & Engineering hosts 24th Annual Symposium

    The Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering will host its 24th Annual Symposium 8:50 a.m.–4:35 p.m. Oct. 19 in Rackham Amphitheater.

    The symposium features lectures by Bill M. Culbertson, Ohio State University; Molly S. Shoichet, University of Toronto; Annelise E. Barron, Northwestern University; Peter X. Ma, assistant professor of dentistry, of macromolecular science and engineering, and of biomedical engineering; Frank Gentile, vice president, Curis Inc.; and Zhan Chen, assistant professor of chemistry.

    A banquet follows the free, public symposium. Register for the $30 dinner on the Web at or call (734) 763-2316 by Oct. 11.

    Academic Women’s Caucus invites Power Award nominations

    The Academic Women’s Caucus invites nominations for its 17th Annual Sarah Goddard Power Award. The award recognizes individuals at the University who have contributed to the betterment of women through distinguished leadership, scholarship or other activities related to their professional lives. The award was named for the late Sarah Goddard Power, who actively supported the status of women at the U-M during her tenure as Regent.

    U-M faculty, including instructors, lecturers, primary researchers, librarians, curators and senior administrative staff, are eligible. Nominations, welcome from faculty, staff or students, are due Nov. 17. For more information or award nomination forms, contact Sally Grace, (734) 764-5188 or The nomination form is on the Web at

    The Academic Women’s Caucus strives to promote the status of academic women within the University. It also serves as a forum for discussion about the status of academic women and a focus for action necessary for the investigation and resolution of special concerns. Individuals interested in the Caucus should contact Cynthia Marcelo, (734) 763-6721, or Aline Soules, (734) 764-2438, or check the Web site.

    U-M-developed technology focus of Software Council meeting

    Health-related technologies developed by U-M faculty and turned into products by the University’s licensing partners will be discussed at 5:15 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Launch Pad, 330 E. Liberty St. The program is part of the October Ann Arbor Software Council meeting.

    James Corbett, professor of internal medicine, will discuss the development and marketing of 3D MSPECT, medical imaging software that U-M has licensed to three imaging camera manufacturers that sell their products to hospitals and research centers worldwide. Richard Judge, clinical professor of internal medicine, will discuss Cardiax, a multimedia program originally developed for educating medical students that is about to be launched nationally by 3M. Victor Strecher, professor of health behavior and health education, School of Public Health, and professor of health behavior, Medical School, will explain how his research into health risk appraisal strategies led to the development of the U-M’s Health Media Research Lab, and then to products produced by his startup company, HealthMedia Inc.

    By special arrangement with the Technology Management Office (TMO), the program is free to faculty and students, if pre-registered. Register on the Web at The Software Council promotes the growth, prosperity and recognition of the software industry in the Ann Arbor area, and is supported by TMO.

    Gate Theatre, Buena Vista Social Club visit Ann Arbor

    The Gate Theatre of Dublin and the Buena Vista Social Club will visit Ann Arbor later this week for University Musical Society-sponsored performances. Performance times, dates and ticket prices are listed below.

  • Gate Theatre of Dublin, Waiting for Godot, 8 p.m. Oct. 13–14, Power Center for the Performing Arts, and Krapp’s Last Tape, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Oct. 14, Residential College Auditorium. Since its founding in 1928, the Gate Theatre of Dublin has garnered world recognition as one of the most influential voices in contemporary drama. For the past decade, the Theatre has been linked to the work of Irish Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett, who is the author of Godot and Last Tape. Tickets for Godot are $42, $38, $36 and $20; tickets for Last Tape, are $25. The cast will be available to meet with audience members after the Oct. 13 performance of Waiting for Godot.

  • Buena Vista Social Club, 8 p.m. Oct. 14, Hill Auditorium. Cuba’s celebrated singer Omara Portuondo returns to Ann Arbor, after last season’s appearance with Ibrahim Ferrer, in another Social Club tour. Portuondo, joined by laud player Barbarito Torres in this concert, has sung in the cabarets and night spots of Havana for nearly half of a century. Tickets are $34, $28, $24 and $14.

    To purchase tickets, call (734) 764-2538 or (800) 221-1229 or visit the Web at The UMS Box Office is temporarily located in the Power Center for the Performing Arts.