The University Record, February 11, 2002

Briefings

Cancer Center seeks volunteers

The Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Patient Education Resource Center needs volunteers with strong English skills and a working knowledge of the Internet to help patients and families find information on cancer. Volunteers must be able to work one four-hour shift per week during regular business hours.

For more information, visit the Web at www.cancer.med.umich.edu/learn/percvol.htm, or call Ruti Volk, (734) 936-9947.

Regents will meet Feb. 14

The Board of Regents’ monthly meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Administration Building. Public comments are at 4 p.m.

Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend and need assistance should contact the Office of the Vice President and Secretary of the University in advance, (734) 764-3883, Room 2014, Fleming Administration Building, U-M, Ann Arbor, 48109.

For TTY services, call (734) 647-1388.

‘Waiting children’ lecture will be Feb. 15

The Program in Culture, Health and Medicine will present “Pictures of Waiting Children: Psychosocial and Genetic Image Interpretations in Transnational Adoption” at noon Feb. 15 in Room 2239, Lane Hall. Speaker Lisa Cartwright, professor of English, and of visual and cultural studies at the University of Rochester, and director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies, will discuss the way photographic and visual images are used in the transnational adoption markets of eastern Europe.

For more information, visit the Web at www.lsa.umich.edu/women.

ESEP-21 seminar series continues

John Wolfe of Limno-Tech, Inc., will present “Fox River and Green Bay PCB Fate and Transport” 4–5 p.m. Feb. 15 in Room 1017, Dow Bldg. The lecture is part of the seminar series “Environmental Science, Engineering and Policy in the 21st Century (ESEP-21).” For more information, visit the Web at www.engin.umich.edu/soc/greenpeas/esepseminar.html.

Notices could prevent library fines

The University Library is banking on a new service to keep better track of its books and other materials and help faculty, staff and students avoid late fees. The library now sends courtesy e-mail notices three days before items are due, reminding users to return materials.

For more information about the courtesy e-mail service, contact Rebecca Dunkle, at (734) 936-2379 or rdunkle@umich.edu.

SAPAC needs volunteers for Fall 2002

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) will hold a mass meeting for volunteers 6 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Pond Room, Michigan Union. Applications for Fall 2002 are due Feb. 20.

For more information, visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~sapac/.

Happenings in post-Soviet Central Asia

Morgan Liu will present “A Phenomenology of Authority: Uzbek Space and Political Imagination in a Post-Soviet Central Asian City” at noon Feb. 12 in the Institute for the Humanities. Liu, who has developed an analysis inspired by a phenomenology of space, will discuss how Uzbek men in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan perceive good community and authority.

For more information, call (734) 936-3518.

Atlantic Studies Initiative, CAAS, LACS will hold symposium

A two-day symposium, “Comparative Slaveries: Memory and Representation,” will be Feb. 15–16 at the International Institute. The first panel will present “Representation and Memory” 1–4 p.m. Feb. 15, followed by a screening of “The Shadows of Slavery in the Atlantic World” at 7 p.m. in Room 140, Lorch Hall. The second panel will discuss “The Francophone Caribbean” 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Feb.16, followed by “Dominant Representations of Slavery” 2–5 p.m.

For more information, visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~iinet/asi.

Academic Women’s Caucus to hold 18th annual Power Awards ceremony

Noemi Mirkin, assistant research scientist, and Lisa Tedesco, vice president and secretary of the University, will both receive a Sarah Goddard Power Award at 4 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Vandenburg Room, Michigan League. The award recognizes faculty for their leadership, scholarship and sustained service on behalf of women.

For more information, contact Sally Grace, (734) 764-5188, or ssgrace@umich.edu.

U.S./China relations are focus Feb. 11

Admiral Joseph Prueher, former ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, will present the first Philip Thomas Lincoln Jr. Memorial Lecture in Chinese Studies at 8 p.m. today (Feb. 11) in Room 701, Tappan Hall. “Easy with it: US-China Relations in the New Millennium,” honors diplomat and U-M alumni Philip Lincoln. The sponsor is the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures.

For more information, contact Karen Munson, (734) 615-8623, or kjmunson@umich.edu.

Learn to cook at the League

The Michigan League is offering cooking workshops 7–10 p.m. Feb.11–March 13. The workshop cost is $15 or $40 for all three. Registrations at the Michigan League Programming Office must be made at least one week in advance.

Workshops include:

  • Feb. 11 “Hearty Winter Menu,” roast chicken, mashed potatoes, roast vegetables

  • Feb. 18 “Learning Vegetarian,” vegetable quiche, mac & cheese, pasta with vegetables and Alfredo sauce

  • March 11 “Dessert!” apple tart, chocolate mousse, strawberry shortcake

    International instruments on display

    Exotic African harps, Armenian oboes, Tibetan skull drums and porcelain violins are on display in the Conlin Lobby of the School of Music. They are part of the Stearns collection, which contains more than 2,000 pieces from the five basic classes of instruments. For more information, call (734) 763-4389.

    Book illustrated by Mott employee helps kids deal with loss

    “The Memory Box,” a book containing illustrations by Mott Children’s Hospital activities therapist Adrienne Rudolph, is now available from the Child and Family Life Department for $6. The book helps children understand feelings associated with the death of a loved one. All proceeds will fund patient activities. For more information, call (734) 764-6874.

    San Francisco Symphony at Hill

    Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16 at Hill Auditorium. Tickets may be purchased at the Michigan League Ticket Office, by phone, (734) 764-2538, or online, www.ums.org.

    For more information, call (734) 764-2538.

    Use magnets for health Feb. 14

    Family physician Diane A. Culik will present “Magnetics for Prevention and Treatment in Medicine” noon–1 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Maternal and Child Health Center Auditorium at Mott Children’s Hospital. Culik has extensive experience in using magnetic technologies for health promotion and treatment.

    The event sponsor is the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Center.

    For more information, call (734) 998-7715 or visit the Web at www.med.umich.edu/camrc/.

    Roots of Arb exposed Feb. 12

    Robert Grese, associate professor of natural resources and director of the Nichols Arboretum, will present “The Shaping of Nichols Arboretum” at 3 pm Feb. 12 at the University of Michigan Detroit Observatory. Grese will talk about the history of the Arb in the late 1800s and the “prairie style” of landscape that laid its groundwork.

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

    Bishop Gumbleton will address globalization Feb. 20

    Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton will speak on “Globalization and Social Sin” at 7 pm Feb. 20 at St. Mary Student Parish, 331 Thompson St. Gumbleton is an advocate for peace and human rights throughout the world. He has served as founding president of Pax Christi and president of Bread for the World.

    For more information, call (734) 663-0557, x234.

    Child safety seat check

    A community car seat check will be held at Suburban Pontiac, 444 James L. Hart Parkway, Ypsilanti, 10 a.m–2 p.m. Feb. 16. Depending on the number of cars in line at 1:30, the line may be cut off in order to complete the check by 2. The car seat check is free and open to the public.

    For more information, contact Lori Brinkey, (734) 615-1520 or lbrinkey@umich.edu.

    IBM privacy officer kicks off series

    The lecture series, “Privacy in the Information Age: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?” resumes 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in Room 110, Hutchins Hall. Harriet Pearson, chief privacy officer for IBM, will begin the winter segment with “Securing Trust: Privacy in a Connected World.”

    The series continues 7 p.m. March 26 in Room 100, Hutchins Hall with Bartha Knoppers, chair of the International Ethics Committee of the Human Genome Organization, giving a lecture “Privacy, Medical Information and the New Genetics.”

    The series is sponsored by the Park Foundation, the Law School, the Gerald R.Ford School of Public Policy, the School of Information, the College of Engineering and LS&A. For more information, contact Lynn Watkins, (734) 834-4903.