The University Record, December 3, 2001


Afghanistan, terror will be focus Dec. 4

Nazif M. Shahrani, professor of anthropology, director of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, and chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, will speak on “Afghanistan, the Taliban and Global Terror” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in Auditorium 1800, Chemistry Bldg.

Shahrani’s talk is part of the International Institute’s series on “Religion, Security and Violence in Global Contexts.”

For more information, call (734) 764-0350.

Waggoner lecture by Shapiro is Dec. 5

Harold T. Shapiro, president emeritus of U-M, professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University and chair of the National Bioethics Advisory Committee, will present the Raymond W. Waggoner Lectureship on Ethics and Values in Medicine, “Ethical Considerations in Research on Human Subjects: Time for Change,” at 4 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Maternal and Child Health Center Auditorium, sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry.

The Waggoner Lectureship was established in honor of Raymond W. Waggoner, a U-M psychiatrist and government adviser.

For more information, call (734) 764-2220.

Nunez and Nova to speak today

Huberto Juarez Nunez, Independent University of Puebla, and Scott Nova, executive director, Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), will speak on “Kukdong: University Codes and Change in a Mexican Textile Factory,” at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in Schorling Auditorium, School of Education Bldg.

This presentation brings to campus worker-organizers Nunez and Nova, who will provide first-hand perspectives on the Kukdong experience. The Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights, in cooperation with Students Organizing for Labor and Economic Equality (SOLE) is sponsoring this public presentation, organized by the WRC.

Lawrence Root, chair of the Committee, director of U-M’s Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, and professor of social work; and Jackie Bray of SOLE, will introduce the speakers.

For more information, call (734) 763-3116.

Wolverines bound for Citrus Bowl

The U-M football team will head to Orlando, Fla., for the Citrus Bowl Jan. 1.

The opposing team will be selected from the Southeastern Conference on Dec. 9.

The Alumni Association is offering the Official U-M Bowl Tour, Dec. 29–Jan. 2.

For more information, visit the Web at, or call the bowl tour hotline at (877) 462-5831 to have an application faxed to you. For Citrus Bowl tickets, call (734) 764-0247.

Ford Estate offers holiday activities

The Henry Ford Estate, a National Historic Landmark on the campus of U-M Dearborn, will host several festive activities during its 2001 program:

  • Holiday Luncheon Concert, 11:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 13, Main House. Admission is $29 per person; reservations are required and can be made by calling (313) 593-5590.

  • Santa’s Workshop, 3–7 p.m. Dec. 8, Potting Shed, Visitor Center and Picnic Area. Admission is $7 for each child and $1 for each adult. Children under three are admitted free. For more information, call (313) 436-9170.

  • Fair Lane Music Guild: Holiday Favorites Dinner Concert, 7 p.m., Main House. Admission is $60 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (313) 593-5330.

    Retirees monthly meeting is Dec. 13

    U-M Retirees Association members and guests will learn of the latest plans for the U-M benefits program, including proposals for prescription drug benefits, 3:15 p.m. Dec. 13 in Suite 18, Wolverine Tower.

    The speaker will be Barbara Butterfield, associate vice president and chief human resource officer, Human Resources and Affirmative Action.

    For more information, call (734) 647-9841, afternoons.

    LS&A faculty meeting today

    The LS&A Faculty Meeting will be held at 4:10 p.m. today (Dec. 3) in Auditorium B, Angell Hall. Refreshments will be served at 4 p.m.

    For more information, call (734) 764-0322.

    RRP session on human subjects today

    The next topic in the Research Responsibility Program (RRP), “Human Participant Protections in the Biomedical Sciences,” will be co-presented by Edward B. Goldman, assistant general counsel and adjunct lecturer in public health, and David C. Smith, associate professor of internal medicine and of surgery, 5–7 p.m. Dec. 3, in F2305 Maternal and Child Health Center Auditorium, Mott Hospital.

    The RRP, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), is a series of free information and discussion sessions on responsibility in the conduct and administration of research. The full RRP schedule is accessible online at

    For more information, send e-mail to, or call OVPR at (734) 763-1289.

    Recipe books featured Dec. 4

    Jan Longone, adjunct assistant curator of the Clements Library, will present “Dr. Chase and His Famous 19th-Century Recipe Book” at 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at the U-M Detroit Observatory.

    In 1856, Alvan W. Chase of Ann Arbor started publishing pamphlets of “recipes” he collected during his years in the drug and grocery business, prior to becoming a physician. This grew into Dr. Chase’s Recipes: Or, Information for Everybody, an international best seller that included everything from toad ointment to how to detect counterfeit money.

    For more information, call (734) 763-2230, or visit the Web at www.DetroitObservatory.

    Difficult Conversations seminar today

    Shiela Heen, co-author of the New York Times business bestseller Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, will lead a “Difficult Conversations” seminar 10 a.m.–noon and 2–4 p.m. today (Dec. 3) in Phelps Lounge, Assembly Hall, Business School.

    Heen, partner at Triad Consulting Group and teacher of negotiation at Harvard Law School, will discuss common communication mistakes and ways to make better relationships on the job, at home, or out in the world. The seminar is sponsored by Human Resources and Affirmative Action, and the Business School.

    For more information or to RSVP, send e-mail to

    Special Property Disposition hours

    Property Disposition will be closed noon–1 p.m. Dec. 4 and after 1:30 p.m. Dec. 5. For more information, call (734) 764-2470.

    December brings early payday

    The University’s December monthly payroll will be distributed Dec. 21. The last biweekly payroll will be Dec. 28, per the normal biweekly pay schedule.

    Pierson to speak to parents at Barnes & Noble Dec. 7

    Joanne Pierson, program manager of the Institute for Human Adjustment at Rackham Graduate School, will present “Talking, Reading and Writing: What’s the Connection?” at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Barnes and Noble bookstore.

    Focusing on parents of young children, Pierson will discuss the core understandings of the role that language plays in children’s developing the ability to read and write.

    For more information, call Deb Pearson at (734) 647-1548.

    Cosmic Discovery Day is Dec. 8

    Cosmic Discovery Day will be held 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Exhibit Museum of Natural History. Activities for all ages will be offered.

    Cosmic Discovery Day, sponsored by the State Street Area Association, is free and open to the public.

    For more information, call (734) 764-0478, or visit the Web at

    Gray will interview the audience Dec. 6

    The Major Events Office/Division of Student Affairs presents Spalding Gray, writer, actor and performer, in “Interviewing the Audience” at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Michigan Theater.

    Tickets cost $35 and $28.50 and are available at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and all Ticketmaster locations.

    For more information or to charge by phone, call (734) 763-TKTS (8587).

    Southeast Asia is focus Dec. 5

    Karin Raslan, Fulbright scholar at Columbia University, will lecture on “Kuala Lumpur is not Kabul: Militancy and Tolerance in Muslim Southeast Asia” 4–6 p.m. Dec. 5 in Room 1636, School of Social Work Bldg. Raslan will discuss the practice of Islam and daily life in Southeast Asia, focusing on Indonesia.

    The Center for Southeast Asian Studies, International Institute and Michigan Journalism Fellows are sponsoring this presentation as part of the International Institute’s “Religion, Security and Violence in Global Contexts Series.”

    For more information, call (734) 764-0352.

    Great Greens holiday workshop is Dec. 8

    A “Great Greens” workshop will be held 10 a.m.–noon Dec. 8 at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens Auditorium. Participants will create their own small-space holiday tree on a 42-inch metal topiary, using a variety of greens which will be cut fresh prior to the workshop.

    The fee is $35 for the general public and $30 for Gardens members.

    For more information or to reserve your spot, call (734) 998-7061.

    DPS offering reward

    A $500 reward is being offered by the U-M Department of Public Safety (DPS) for information leading to the recovery of recently stolen LCD projectors and the arrest of individuals responsible for the thefts. More than 30 projectors have been stolen from University classrooms since September 2000.

    Anyone with information about these incidents should call Tim Shannon, DPS Police Sergeant, (734) 647-0657, or the University’s Anonymous Tip-Line, (800) 863-1355.

    B-School staff recognized Dec. 15

    The U-M Business School Staff Recognition Ceremony will be held 10 a.m. Dec. 15 in Hale Auditorium. The event will recognize staff members for their outstanding contributions to the school community. Nominations are made by fellow staff and faculty of the Business School.

    For more information, contact Maureen Shannon,

    Holiday closure information needed

    A listing of holiday closures and special hours will be included in the Dec. 10 issue of the Record. Information must be received by 5 p.m. Dec. 4. Send material by e-mail to or by fax to (734) 764-7084.

    Angels are in performance Dec. 7–9

    Angels in America by Tony Kushner will be presented by the Residential College Drama Concentration at 7 p.m. Dec. 7–9 in the Residential College Auditorium.

    Angels in America is a gay fantasia on American themes and is being produced as the culmination of a semester-long study of the play by Residential College drama students as a collaboration with two classes at the School of Art and Design. It is produced as part of the campuswide observance of AIDS Awareness: The Day Without Art.

    For more information, call (734) 647-4354.

    Rey will discuss forest service Dec. 4

    Mark Rey, under secretary for natural resources and environment, U.S. Department of Agriculture, will share the challenges facing the U.S. Forest Service and other public land management agencies at a public talk 4–5:30 p.m.* Dec. 4 in the Hussey Room, Michigan League. (*Please note that this is a change in time from the original schedule.)

    Rey directs the programs and activities of the U.S. Forest Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

    This free, public talk is sponsored by the Ecosystem Management Initiative (EMI) of the School of Natural Resources and Environment.

    For more information, call (734) 615-6431, or visit the EMI Web site at

    Adoption in India is the focus Dec. 10

    Aditya Bharadwaj, research fellow at the Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, United Kingdom, will present “The Option of Adoption: Culture, Infertility and Adoption in India” noon–1:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in Room 2239, Lane Hall. Bharadwaj will explore critical issues underscoring the deep-seated reluctance to adoption in India.

    This free, public event is co-sponsored by the Gender, Adoption and Infertility Study Group at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG); Global Health and Reproductive Women’s Health Interdepartmental Concentrations at the School of Public Health; Center for Afroamerican and African Studies; Obstetrics and Gynecology; International Institute; and Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

    For more information, call (734) 764-9537.

    Defense of Marriage Act talk is Dec. 10

    Author Barry D. Adam, professor of sociology at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, will speak on “The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and American Exceptionalism” 4–6 p.m. Dec. 10 in Room 2239, Lane Hall.

    Adam’s talk is co-sponsored by the Lesbian-Gay-Queer Research Initiative, a program area of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and by the departments of anthropology and of sociology.

    For more information, call (734) 764-9537.

    Darwall to give ethics lecture Dec. 12

    Stephen Darwall, chair and professor of philosophy, will give the John Dewey Collegiate Professorship in Philosophy Inaugural Lecture, “Two Dogmas of Empiricism in Ethics,” at 4:10 p.m. Dec. 12 in the Hussey Room, Michigan League.

    For more information, call (734) 998-6244.