The University Record, October 30, 2000


Apply for 2001 Road Scholars Tour

Instructional and research track faculty are invited to apply for 30 openings on the 2001 Michigan Road Scholars tour by Nov. 30. The third annual educational tour will expose participants to the state’s economy, government and politics, culture, educational systems, health and social issues, history and geography. Designed to increase mutual knowledge and understanding between the University and the people and communities of the state, the April 30–May 4 tour will introduce participants to the places the majority of students call home, encourage University service to the public, and suggest ways faculty can help address state and local issues. The experience also may develop beneficial ties and promote interdisciplinary discussion among the touring faculty.

All meals, accommodations (private rooms) and transportation (touring bus) will be provided. Stops on the tour will include special presentations by and interaction with a variety of community representatives. Some participants may be asked to give informal presentations about their field of expertise while on the tour.

For more information or an application, visit the Web at If you have questions, call David Lossing or Lew Morrissey, (734) 764-9256, or send e-mail to or

Poetry slams are Nov. 2, 16, 30

Poetry slams, sponsored by Michigan Union Arts and Programs and the Slam Council, will be held beginning at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 2, 16 and 30 at the U-Club, Michigan Union. Special guests include poets Josie Kearns Nov. 2, Emily Lawsin Nov. 16 and Sean Shea Nov. 30.

Each evening will begin with a pre-slam open mic. The poetry slams are limited to the first 10 students, faculty and staff who sign up. These poets will qualify to compete for a cash prize. The best poets during the regular season will be invited to compete in the Grand Slam Invitational March 22. One of the top four poets will be chosen for the U-M poetry slam team, scheduled to compete at the first college unions Poetry Slam Invitational April 14–15, in Ann Arbor.

For more information, contact Robb Q. Thibault, (734) 763-3202 or

Student Loan Collections and Records announces new Tuesday hours

The Student Loan Collections and Records office will be closed 8–10 a.m. Tuesdays beginning Nov. 7. The office will be open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon., Wed., Thurs. and Fri., and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tues.

Health System Procurement moves

Health System Procurement will move Nov. 8 to 2600 Green Road, Suite 150, 0791. The phone number is (734) 647-4147; the fax is (734) 763-9889.

Social Work Day is Nov. 9

The School of Social Work is hosting a “Social Work Day” program 2–4 p.m. Nov. 9 for individuals interested in pursuing a career in social work. Faculty, administrators and students will discuss the master’s degree program, the Ph.D. program in social work and social science, and social work career opportunities. For more information, call (734) 764-3309.

Explore the free vanpool option

Join a U-M vanpool, and enjoy your ride to work with others from your area in a 15-passenger van. If interested in the program, visit the Web at and click on Vanpool Rider Application.

‘Thirty-Six Unknown’ opens Nov. 1 at Union

“The Thirty-Six Unknown: A Photographic Exhibition Commemorating the 62nd Anniversary of Kristallnacht,” a free exhibition sponsored by Hillel, LS&A Student Government and Michigan Student Assembly, will be on display Nov. 5–30 in the Michigan Union Art Lounge. The exhibition centers on the belief in Jewish folklore that in each generation there are 36 hidden people, called the Lamed Vav Zaddikim, who are responsible for the fate of the universe. They are privileged to see the Divine Presence, and the world exists solely on their merit.

Abstract photographer Todd Weinstein, who has mounted more than 30 exhibitions, attempts to integrate the greatest tragedy of Jewish history with this legend. Weinstein will speak at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 during the 6–9 p.m. opening night reception in the Art Lounge. For more information, call (734) 769-0500. The Art Lounge is open 7 a.m.–2 a.m. Mon.–Sat. and 9 a.m.–midnight Sun.

Roberts to deliver Sloan Lecture

Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts, chief curator, Fowler Museum of Cultural History of the University of California, Los Angeles, will deliver the Museum of Art’s Doris Sloan Memorial Lecture at 3 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Museum of Art Apse. In her free, public lecture, “Windows into Worlds: African Art as Objects of Knowledge,” Roberts will discuss the ways that African objects and performance are vehicles of knowledge and communication in both secular and sacred life.

Roberts has served as senior curator at the Museum for African Art in New York, where she authored and co-authored several books that accompanied exhibitions—Secrecy: African Art That Conceals and Reveals, Exhibition-ism: Museums and African Art and Memory: Luba Art and the Making of History.

Established through the generosity of Herbert Sloan, the annual Sloan Memorial Lecture honors the Sloans’ shared passion for collecting art and fostering its appreciation. This year’s lecture celebrates the upcoming reinstallation of the Museum’s Curtis Gallery of African and African American Art, slated for 2001.

For more information, call (734) 764-0395.

Symposium explores Americans with Disabilities Act

The U-M Journal of Law Reform is hosting a symposium Nov. 3–4 in Hutchins Hall to mark the 10th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Five panels will evaluate a variety of issues relating to ADA, including its constitutionality. Legal and disability experts will examine ADA’s role in education, mental health and governmental implementation, and in the prevention of discrimination against people with disabilities. A concluding roundtable discussion will address recommendations for ADA reform. Arlene B. Mayerson, directing attorney of the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, will give the keynote address. Andrew J. Imparato, president and CEO, American Association of People with Disabilities, will speak at an evening banquet.

Admission to the symposium and banquet for the general public is $35 per event. Students, faculty and staff will be admitted free to the symposium. The banquet is $35 for non-U-M students and $30 for U-M students, faculty and staff. Register for the banquet by the end of the day today (Oct. 30). Send checks payable to the U-M Journal of Law Reform, Law School, 625 S. State St. 1215 or send registrations via fax to (734) 764-6043.

For more information, visit the Web at

Athletics pass, tickets available to faculty, staff

To encourage support for U-M teams, the Athletic Department is offering a special complementary 2000–01 Go Blue Pass to faculty and staff. The pass provides free admission to all sporting events, excluding football, men’s basketball and ice hockey. The pass is valid for ticketed home volleyball, women’s gymnastics, women’s basketball, wrestling, softball and baseball events. Schedules are available on the Web at The pass must be picked up in person with University ID by Dec. 15 at the Michigan Ticket Office, 1000 S. State St.

Single-game tickets for men’s basketball games vs. Michigan State and Indiana University may be purchased today (Oct. 30) through Dec. 15 by faculty, staff and students with ID on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vickery to discuss 18th-century women

The diaries, letters and account books of more than 100 women from 18th-century commercial, professional and gentry families provide the grist for Amanda Vickery’s free, public presentation “So Much for Linen, Now as to Politics: The Secrets of Women’s Sources in 18th-Century England” at 4 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Clements Library. A reception will follow.

Sponsored by the Clements Library, Department of History and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the award-winning author of The Gentleman’s Daughter will disclose the intimate details of the daily lives of these 18th-century women—from their beds and boudoirs to the shops and assembly rooms of their work places.

Health care economist Enthoven to speak Nov. 6, 7

Alain Enthoven, the Mariner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management, Graduate School of Business, and professor of health research and policy, School of Medicine, Stanford University, will give two free, public presentations on health care and managed care Nov. 6–7. Enthoven will discuss “Managed Care: What Went Wrong? Can It Be Fixed?” at 4 p.m. Nov. 6 in Hale Auditorium, Business School. A reception follows at 5:30 p.m. Beginning at 8 a.m. Nov. 7, Enthoven will lead a two-hour lecture and discussion on “Physician Leadership Needed for a Better Health Care System” in the South Lecture Hall, Medical School.

A leading strategist on health care financing and the American health care system, he wrote a trend-setting, two-part 1978 article that appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine. His research interests include small group health insurance purchasing, the managed care backlash in California and reform of Britain’s National Health System.

For more information, send e-mail to Ian Mutchnick,

Imai lecture is today

Masaharu Imai, director, Program on Japanese History, and professor of human science, Tsukuba University, will discuss “The Holy Renunciant Ippen: A Nenbutsu Monk of the Kamakura Period in Japan” noon–1 p.m. today (Oct. 30) in Room 1644, Social Work Bldg.

Imai is a leading medieval historian and a specialist in Ippen and Shinran. He is responsible for helping integrate art historcal sources into the study of institutional history. Imai is engaged in research on the spread of Zen in the West during the Meiji period, and the origin of the formation of Japanese Buddhist-Shinto art collections in the United States. His recent publications include Japanese Buddhist Art Objects Preserved in the United States and Priest Shinran and the Hunganji Clan.

Imai’s free, public lecture is sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, and the Department of History.

Program focuses on Asian auto industry

The Business School will present its sixth annual Asian automotive conference beginning at 9 a.m. Nov. 3 at the Dearborn Inn, Dearborn.

“Asian Autos—After the Crash: Back on Track” will provide automotive industry executives with insights into the world’s fastest-growing auto market, including business opportunities created by Asia’s dramatic recovery from the 1997 financial crisis, the e-commerce revolution in Asia, China’s entry into the World Trade Organization, restructuring in Korea and Japan, and trade liberalization in Southeast Asia.

The conference is sponsored by the U-M Center for International Business Education, A.T. Kearney and General Motors Corp. For registration and other information, consult the conference Web page at or call (734) 936-3917.

Conservation focus of Nov. 5 lecture

Robyn J. Burnham, associate professor of biology and associate curator, Museum of Paleontology, will give a free, public slide lecture titled “Can Simple Things Save the Rainforest?” at 3 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Exhibit Museum of Natural History. Burnham will answer several questions about the rainforest: What is it really like in the rainforests of South America? Why is it important to protect rainforests? What can we do to help?

A paleontologist who studies fossil plants, Burnham’s work on ancient forests sparked her interest in the conservation and management of contemporary tropical ecosystems. Her research takes her to the rainforests of Ecuador and Peru.

Burnham’s talk complements an exhibition she curated—“Treasures of the Rainforest: Treasures at Risk”—that is on display through Dec. 31 at the Exhibit Museum.

For more information, call (734) 764-0478.

DDA seeks input on State Street

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is hosting a community meeting on the State Street Area Improvements project 7–9 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Conference Room, City Fire Hall. The meeting will elicit community input on the design for a State Street Area pedestrian improvements project.

The project encompasses an area bounded by Thayer, William, Division and Washington, and includes such things as new trees, lights, bicycle parking, signs and other pedestrian amenities.

Presentations will include a project overview, information about vehicular and pedestrian activities, business and cultural activity impacts, and a summary of other elements affecting the area. Those attending will be asked to provide input on the issues and concepts that should be considered in the design plan.

For more information, send e-mail to or call (734) 994-6697.

IT Zone presents ‘The Wireless Frontier’

The Ann Arbor IT Zone will present a panel discussion on “The Wireless Frontier” at 6 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Ann Arbor Crowne Plaza Hotel. Panelists are Michael Stonebraker, Cohera Software; Kensall D. Wise, associate dean for research, Engineering Graduate Research, the J. Reid and Polly Anderson Professor of Manufacturing Technology, and professor of electrical engineering and computer science; Ron Seide, Cisco Systems; and Steve Wasko, Microsoft Corp.

To register for the forum, free to IT Zone members, $15 for non-members and $5 for students, visit the Web at; send e-mail to; or call (734) 623-8286.

Speaker focuses on sustainable natural resource management

The Ecosystem Management Initiative of the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) will host its third speaker this term at noon today (Oct. 30) in Room 1046, Dana Bldg. John Rogner, Chicago Wilderness and the Fish and Wildlife Service, will speak on “Chicago Wilderness: Toward an Urban Conservation Culture.” Chicago Wilderness is a regional nature reserve that includes 200,000 acres of protected natural lands in the metropolitan region with a partnership of 92 public and private organizations.

The Ecosystem Management Initiative was launched in April 2000 by SNRE to provide leadership in reinventing natural resource management for the challenges of the 21st century. The program aims to advance scientific understanding, provide updated skills to practitioners and convey new ideas to policy-makers, and on a national scale in a way that is relevant to many different kinds of ecosystems—forested, grasslands, agricultural and urban.

The final speaker in the free, public series will be Barry Gold, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, at noon Dec. 4 in Room 1046, Dana Bldg. Gold will discuss the “Glen Canyon Adaptive Management Program: A Model of Successful Adaptive Management,” an effort aimed to re-establish a free-flowing Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.

For more information about the speaker series or the Ecosystem Management Initiative, contact Marcia Lochmann, (734) 615-6431 or

Simone, Sangare, Michigan Chamber Players to perform this week

University Musical Society (UMS) welcomes soul singer Nina Simone, Malian singer Oumou Sangare with guitarist Habib Koite and the band Bamada, and the Michigan Chamber Players for performances this week. Performance dates and times, and ticket prices are:

  • Nina Simone, 8 p.m. Nov. 3, Hill Auditorium. Performing nearly every musical genre older than hip-hop, Simone weaves her personality, spirit and resilience into each performance. An icon for civil rights, Simon has lived abroad for nearly 30 years and makes a rare U.S. appearance in her UMS performance. Tickets are $45, $38, $26 and $18. A special lecture, “Nina Simone: Pure Soul,” will be given by Linda Yohn, music program manager, WEMU, at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Michigan Room, Michigan League.

  • Oumou Sangare, 8 p.m. Nov. 4, Michigan Theatre. Songwriter, social commentator, champion of women’s rights and spokesperson for her generation, the 31-year-old Sangare embodies deeply-rooted values and struggles. She is joined in concert by Malian guitarist Habib Koite and his band, Bamada. Tickets are $28, $24, $18 and $14.

  • Michigan Chamber Players, 4 p.m. Nov. 4, Rackham Auditorium. Comprised of faculty artists, the Michigan Chamber Players will present a concert featuring music by Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu and contemporary American composer Aaron Jay Kernis, with an additional set of pieces by George Gershwin and arranged by Ellen Rowe, associate professor of music (jazz studies). Admission is free.

    For tickets, call (734) 764-2538 or (800) 221-1229; visit the Web at; or stop by the UMS Box Office, Power Center, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat.

    Register for Fall Cancer Research Symposium by Nov. 24

    All faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students, and clinical and research staff are invited to attend the Fall Cancer Research Symposium 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Dec. 8 in Dow Auditorium, Towsley Center. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center, the symposium features Frederic M. Waldman, Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco; Paul Meltzer, National Human Genome Research Institute; Jack E. Dixon, the Minor J. Coon Professor of Biological Chemistry, and chair and professor, Department of Biological Chemistry; and Samir M. Hanash, professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases. Poster sessions and platform presentations will be given by postdoctoral and predoctoral fellows. Discussion topics include signaling transduction, novel technologies and approaches to analysis of genetic defects, and gene and protein expression. Registration, available on the Web at edu/resource/1res.htm, is required by Nov. 24. For more information, contact Julie De Filippo, (734) 763-3455 or

    UMS dance performance kicks off 18-month residency

    The University Musical Society (UMS) is presenting a performance by the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 at Detroit’s Music Hall, 350 Madison Ave. The performance launches an 18-month residency by the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, during which time the company will work with several community organizations to develop a special project about the Detroit community. Preliminary excerpts from this new work will be presented at the Nov. 4 performance. Members of several community groups, including the All City Men’s Group and the Hannan House Senior Citizens, will dance on stage alongside the professional dancers.

    The performance also includes metro Detroit-area senior citizens and high school and university students in a preview of the community-based project, “Hallelujah,” that is part of the 18-month residency. “Hallelujah” is a series of performances that combine dance, music and words to celebrate the vividness, beauty, strength and quirkiness of contemporary America. “Still Crossing,” a meditation on what is gained and lost in an immigrant culture, will engage a group of Ann Arbor/Detroit residents as dancers in the work’s finale.

    The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, founded in 1976, stretches the expressive range of contemporary dance with explosive dancing, personal stories, intelligent humor and a company of performers whose ages span six decades. Lerman is known for her unique approach to combining dance with realistic imagery and the spoken word, drawn from literature, personal experience, philosophy, and political and social commentary.

    For tickets, $16.50–$26.50, call the UMS Box Office, (734) 764-2538, or the Music Hall Box Office, (313) 963-2366. Information also is available on the Web at or A community dance gathering with Liz Lerman will be held at 7 p.m. today (Oct. 30) in the Dance Gallery Studio, 111 Third St. An interactive performance for U-M students will be given at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Jordan Lounge, Mosher-Jordan Residence Hall. For more information on these events, contact Dichondra Johnson, (734) 615-6739 or

    Performance artist Maureen Fleming to visit Nov. 8

    The Department of Dance, in conjunction with the School of Art and Design’s Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Program, will present performance artist Maureen Fleming for a lecture/demonstration/performance at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Betty Pease Dance Studio Theatre, Dance Bldg. Fleming will perform excerpts from “After Eros,” a collaboration with playwright David Henry Hwang (Madame Butterfly) and composer Philip Glass.

    An American choreographer born in Japan, Fleming has gained international recognition for her singular form of multi-media performance. With great flexibility and body control, Fleming uses a slow, incremental movement style. She has been trained in classical ballet and Japanese butoh, a dance form created in post-Hiroshima Japan as a rejection of both Western ballet technique and the classical Japanese Noh and Kabuki styles.

    Seating is very limited. Tickets, $5, can be purchased at the door. Admission is free for School of Music and School of Art and Design faculty and students. For more information, call (734) 763-5460.

    Celebrate 100 Years of Aaron Copland Nov. 2

    The Michigan Pops Orchestra is celebrating Aaron Copland’s 100th birthday with a special concert of his works at 8 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Michigan Theatre. Such Copland favorites as “Fanfare for the Common Man,” “Rodeo,” “Old American Songs,” “The Tender Land” and “Appalachian Spring” will be performed. Several vocal soloists also will join the orchestra.

    The Michigan Pops Orchestra is the U-M’s only student-run and student-directed orchestra. Tickets, $5 for students, senior citizens and children or $8 for others, will be available at the door or by calling (734) 763-8587. For more information, call the University Activities Center, (734) 763-1107.

    Glee Club concert is Nov. 11

    The Men’s Glee Club will give its 141st fall concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 11 in Hill Auditorium. With Jerry Blackstone, associate professor of music (conducting), and graduate student Eugene Rogers conducting, the Glee Club will present its mixture of classical works, folk songs, contemporary pieces and traditional University songs. The fall program includes works by Walter Piston, Robert Scholz, Stephen Hatfield, John Tavener, Richard Nance and others. The Friars, an octet from the Glee Club, will perform several popular tunes with its trademark humor and showmanship.

    The Men’s Glee Club is the oldest student organization at the U-M and the second oldest collegiate chorus in the United States. Tickets are $12 for the main floor, $10 for the first balcony and $5 for the second balcony. Reserve seats by calling (734) 764-1448.

    ‘Evita’ performed Nov. 3–5

    MUSKET, a student-run division of University Activities Center, is presenting the musical Evita at 8 p.m. Nov. 3–4 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Power Center for the Performing Arts. The musical is based on the true story of an Argentinean peasant girl and her journey from rags to riches, eventually becoming the most powerful woman in her country. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice, Evita is sung with a score modeled after popular music.

    Tickets, $12 for reserved seating and $7 for students with ID (limit two tickets) and senior citizens, are available 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. at the Michigan League Ticket Office and one hour prior to curtain at the Power Center. For more information, call (734) 764-0450.