The University Record, April 8, 2002


Memorial Service for D’Arms is April 24

The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies will host a memorial service for John D’Arms at 5 p.m. April 24 in the Michigan League Ballroom. D’Arms, professor emeritus of classical studies, passed away Jan. 22. The D’Arms family requests that memorial contributions be made to the D’Arms Awards in the Department of Humanities, c/o Rackham Graduate School, 915 East Washington, 48109.

For more information, contact Jill McDonough, (734) 615-2133 or

Take Back the Night Rally is April 12

The Ann Arbor Coalition Against Rape (AACAR) and University Women against Rape (UWAR) will sponsor the Take Back the Night Rally and March Against Sexualized Violence at 7 p.m. April 12 in the Diag. An information fair and pre-rally sign-making begin at 6:30 p.m. During the march, Men Against Violence Against Women will host an open dialogue as an alternative event for men.

For more information, call Anne, (734) 996-0443, or send e-mail to For more information on the alternative men’s event, send e-mail to

Bone Marrow Drive is April 13

The Latino Workers Leadership Institute will host a bone marrow drive for minority recipients 10 a.m.–4 p.m. April 13 at the Ypsilanti Marriott, 1257 South Huron St. Individuals, age 18–60, who are in good health and who are Hispanic/Latin American, African-American, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander are encouraged to register.

For more information, call Barbara Hile, (616) 776-1896, or George Casarez, (616) 554-0361.

Ben Hamper to visit U-M–Flint

Author Ben Hamper will perform a public reading at noon April 19 in Michigan Room A, UCEN, U-M–Flint Campus. Hamper, a former assembly line riveter, will read from his book “Rivethead,” which details his experiences working at the GM Truck and Bus Plant in Flint.

For more information, call U-M–Flint University Relations, (810) 762-3351.

Chemistry sponsors Bachmann Lecture

Maurice Brookhart, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, will present “The Development of Catalysts for Olefin Metathesis” at 4 p.m. April 18 in Room 1800, Willard H. Dow Laboratory. Brookhart will deliver an additional lecture, “Michigan Studies of the Copolymerization of Ethylene and CO Using Ni (II) Catalysts,” at 2 p.m. April 19 in Room 1640, Willard H. Dow Laboratory.

For more information, call Richard Rothrock, (734) 763-6148, or William Roush, (734) 647-9278.

U-Move offers discounts, spring and summer classes

U-Move is offering spring and summer classes April 29–Aug. 2. Classes include Start Smart Golf, KidSport, Kinesiology Aquatic Camp and more. Participants who sign up for more than one one-day or two-day classes are offered a discount of 10–15 percent.

For more information, call U-Move Fitness, (734) 764-1324, or send e-mail to

Teaching and Technology Collaborative sponsors Enriching Scholarship

Richard J. Light, professor of education at Harvard University, will present “What Students Want,” the keynote speech of the Enriching Scholarship Conference, 9–11:30 a.m. May 6 in Room 1800, Chemistry Building. The Conference, April 29–May 10, consists of faculty roundtables, seminars, hands-on workshops and demonstrations that focus on the use of technology for teaching and learning.

For more information or to register, visit the Web at

UROP receives Computerworld Honors

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) will be inducted into the Computerworld Honors Archive this month. Each year, the Computerworld Honors Program identifies individuals whose visionary use of information technology produces and promotes social change. UROP was nominated for the award by William Gates, chairman of Microsoft.

For more information, visit the Web at

New health insurance panel discussion will be April 12

A panel discussion, “Emerging Strategies that Shift Health Care Costs: Who Gets the Benefit?” will be held 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. April 12 in the Auditorium, School of Public Health Bldg II. The panel will discuss issues surrounding the emerging trends of insurance innovations and is sponsored by the FORUM on Health Policy of the Program in Society and Medicine.

For more information, contact Kara Gavin, (734) 764-2220.

‘Discover Dearborn’ April 13

High school students and their parents are invited to visit U-M–Dearborn 9 a.m.–3p.m. April 13. The program begins in the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters Building. Prospective students will attend classes, meet with admissions counselors and engage in a student panel discussion.

For more information, call the U-M–Dearborn Office of Admissions and Orientation, (313) 593-5100.

‘Parade’ will be performed April 11–14

The Musical Theatre Department will present “Parade,” the story of the 1913 murder of Mary Phagan, April 11–14 at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets prices are $20 and $15 for reserved seating, and $7 with student ID.

To purchase tickets, call (734) 764-2438 or visit the Michigan League Ticket Office 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. or 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday.

Charles and Ray Eames Lecture is April 15

Elizabeth Diller, associate professor at Princeton University, and Ricardo Scofidio, professor at Cooper Union, will present the Charles and Ray Eames Lecture at 6 p.m. April 15 in Room 2104, Art and Architecture Bldg. Diller + Scofidio is an interdisciplinary studio that explores the junctures of architecture, and the visual and performing arts.

For more information, visit the Web at

Emergency warning test will be April 9

The city of Ann Arbor will conduct an outdoor emergency warning test at 1 p.m. April 9.

Tell us about your commencement

The April 14 issue of the Record will carry a listing of Universitywide and unit-specific commencement activities. Listings will include: School, college or program; type of event; name and affiliation of speaker, if any; time, date and location; and name and phone number of a contact person. Individuals planning these programs can send this information to 412 Maynard 1399, fax it to 764-7084, or send e-mail to Information must be received by 5 p.m. April 10.

Women’s golf club will open season April 9

The University Women’s Golf Club will open its season at 8 a.m. April 9 at the University of Michigan Golf Course.

Membership consists of women who are current students, staff or faculty, retired staff or faculty, alumnae or spouses of students, faculty, staff or alumni. Presidents Club and Victors Club members at Go Blue and All American levels also are eligible to play. New members are welcome at any time throughout the year.

Members have the option to play nine or 18 holes every Tuesday morning April through October. Tee times are available 8:30–9:20 a.m. Since this is not league play, attendance each week is not mandatory and subs are not required.

For a membership application, visit the Web at or call Gerry Barnes at (734) 482-4604.

Popkin to give Miller-Converse lecture April 16

Samuel L. Popkin, professor of political science at the University of California-San Diego, will present “The Reasoning Candidate: Theory and Practice in Modern Campaigns” 3:50–5 p.m. April 16 in Room 6050, Institute for Social Research.

Popkin has been a consulting analyst in presidential campaigns to CBS News election units, and to political parties in Canada and Europe.

The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Political Studies.

For more information, call (734) 763-1347.

O’Shea to present Leon and Josephine Winkelman lecture April 16

K. Sue O’Shea, associate professor of cellular and developmental biology, will present the Leon and Josephine Winkelman lecture, titled “Embryonic Stem Cells: Basic Science and Clinical Applications,” at 3:30 p.m. April 16 in the Schorling Auditorium, School of Education Bldg.

The Winkelman lecture was established to present new and emerging knowledge from the social sciences and helping professions, and to apply this knowledge to social policy and social welfare services.

For more information, call (734) 763-2345.

Coucouvanis will give LS&A professorship lecture April 15

Dimitri Coucouvanis, the Lawrence S. Bartell Collegiate Professor of Chemistry, will present “Design of Inorganic Compounds for the Facilitated Transport of Biomolecules Across Membranes” at 4:30 p.m. April 15 in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union.

Coucouvanis will explore the design synthesis and characterization of specific inorganic carrier molecules that recognize, bind and allow guest molecules to cross lipid cell membranes. The aim of Coucouvanic’s research has been to develop effective molecular vehicles that will facilitate the transport of specific drugs used as antiviral or anticancer agents.

For more information, contact Laura Pavledes at (734) 998-6244.

Comaroof to lecture on public order Jean Comaroof, of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, presents “Criminal Obsessions: Imagining Order After Apartheid” at noon April 11 in Room 1644, International Institute.

Comaroff covers problems of public order, state sovereignty, policing in post colonial contexts and the relation of legitimacy to force.

Comaroff’s focus has been the religion of the Southern Tswana peoples, colonialism and Christian evangelism, and liberation struggles in southern Africa.

For more information, call (734) 764-2268.

Bailey will give autism lecture April 10

Anthony Bailey will present “Autism: From Genotype to Phenotype” 4:30–6 p.m. April 10 in the North Lecture Hall, Medical Science II.

Bailey is an honorary consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital, and a clinical scientist in the Centre for Social, Genetic and Development Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry in London.

Bailey’s presentation reviews current research methods being used to identify possible susceptibility genes for autism spectrum disorders, their findings and their implications for theories of hereditary acquisition.

For more information, call (734) 936-8600 or send e-mail to

U-M–Dearborn dedicates Fulbright Room

The southeast Michigan chapter of the Fulbright Association will dedicate the newly created Fulbright Room 4:30-6 p.m. April 10 in the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery on the U-M–Dearborn campus.

Fulbright grantees William J. Linn, associate professor of English, and Jacqueline Vansant, associate professor of German, will make presentations about their experiences. Judith L. Elkin, president of the southeast Michigan chapter, also will speak.

For more information, call (313) 593-5030.

Neubacher award nominations sought

U-M Council for Disability Concerns is seeking nominations for the James Neubacher Award by May 21.

Nominees must be affiliated with the University (faculty, staff, student, alumna or alumnus) and have made significant contributions in:

  • Removing barriers to full participation in programs and services by people with disabilities

  • Promoting acceptance and awareness of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life

  • Advocating for the civil rights of people with disabilities in order to increase their participation in the life of their communities and nations

  • Contributions above and beyond normal job requirements or achievements not likely to be recognized by other organizations

    An award nominee does not have to be a person with a disability.

    Submit nominations through the Human Resources and Affirmative Action Web site at, fax (734) 936-8894 or mail the Office of Equity and Diversity Services, 2072 Administrative Services Building, 1009 Greene St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1432.

    Join UMS for an evening of poetry and music April 13

    The Takacs Quartet and Robert Pinsky will present “All the World for Love” at 8 p.m. April 13 in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.

    Centered on themes of love, poet Robert Pinksy will read fifteen love poems that evoke the range of human love interspersed with the Takacs Quartet performing various pieces.

    The Takacs Quartet is one of the world’s greatest string quartets. The quartet has appeared in every major music capital and prestigious festival.

    Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate of the United States, is poetry editor of the online journal Slate and a contributor to “News Hour with Jim Lehrer” on PBS. Pinsky also teaches in the graduate writing program at Boston University.

    For more information on this University Musical Society (UMS) event, call (734) 764-2538.

    Von Eschen will speak on State Department April 9

    Penny Von Eschen, associate professor of Afroamerican and African studies and of history, will present “Gospel, Black Power and the State Department” at noon April 9 at the Humanities Institute, 350 S. Thayer St.

    Von Eschen will talk about the State Department arranged tours of Black American artists and musicians to Africa and Asia during the Cold War.

    For more information, call (734) 936-1930.

    Distinguished dissertation awards ceremony April 25

    The Rackham Graduate School, the University of Michigan Society of Fellows and UMI Dissertation Publishing/ProQuest Information and Learning will host the Distinguished Dissertation Award ceremony 2-4 p.m. April 25 in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League.

    This award recognizes the most exceptional scholarly work by doctoral students who completed their theses in 2001 and were nominated for this award. Congratulations to Languages and Literatures, Heather Heying, ecology and evolutionary biology; Hsien-Hsin Lee, computer science and engineering; Katherine Masur, American culture; Su Fang Ng, English language & literature; Penelope Papailias, anthropology and Sarah Ross, physiology.

    For more information, contact Amy Renehan at (734) 647-7548 or send e-mail to

    Making the right career decisions

    Sarah Ely, counselor for the Center for the Education of Women (CEW), will present “Career Decision-Making: The Step Before Your next Job Search” 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 13 at CEW, 330 East Liberty.

    This workshop focuses on women who are facing career choices and change. Attention will be on assessing skills and interests, and on research strategies that will enhance the job search and decision-making process.

    The registration fee is $20 (U-M students $10). For more information call, (734) 998-7080.

    Develop an effective resume

    Yael Liber, employment and executive services of Human Resources and Affirmative Action, presents “Developing an Effective Resume” 5:30-8 p.m. April 15 at 330 East Liberty.

    The workshop will develop resumes to showcase skills, relate them to a specific job and tell prospective employers how their needs can be met. Liber will review all the elements and explain how to handle questions like employment gaps.

    The registration fee is $15 (U-M students $5). For more information, call (734) 998-7080.

    Minetor discusses breadwinner wives April 15

    Randi Minetor will discuss her book “Breadwinner Wives and the Men They Marry” 6-9 p.m. April 15 in the Dennison Bldg.

    Minetor will explore the gender traps that pull people into a second shift of housework, child care and financial management. She also will tell how to break patterns and work toward the 50-50 split at home.

    Register by April 10 by calling Merta Trumble at (734) 998-7080, or send e-mail to Lisa Luczek at

    Wayne Shorter Quartet performs April 11

    The Wayne Shorter Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. April 11 at the Michigan Theater.

    Jazz legend Shorter is accompanied by pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade. This is Shorter’s first time as the leader of an all acoustic ensemble.

    For more information on this University Musical Society event, call (734) 764-2538.

    French music ensemble performs April 12

    Mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter and Les Musiciens du Louvre will perform at 8 p.m. April 12 in Hill Auditorium.

    Considered one of the finest singers of her generation and well-known for her Baroque interpretations, von Otter will join Les Musiciens du Louvre for an evening of 17th and 18th century music.

    For more information on this University Musical Society event, call (734) 764-2538.

    Bostridge makes UMS Debut April 14

    Ian Bostridge, an operatic tenor, will perform an all-Schubert program at 4 p.m. April 14 at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Bostridge, who was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Debut Award, is an internationally known tenor who has performed in the Edinburgh, Munich, Vienna, Aldeburgh and Hohenems Festivals.

    For more information or to order tickets, call the University Musical Society at (734) 764-2538 or (800) 221-1229, or visit the Web at