The University Record, February 18, 2002


Outstanding GSI nominations due March 15

Graduate Student Instructors (GSI) pursuing advanced degrees, who have completed at least two terms, are eligible for the 2002 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards. Nominations are due March 15. The award is sponsored by the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

For more information, call (734) 647-4566, or visit the Web at

MCDB holds faculty candidate seminar

The Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB) will host faculty candidates for a neurobiologist position Feb. 19 and 21. Candidate Stephen Wicks will present “Molecular Genetics of Soluble Compound Chemotaxis in C. Elegans” at 12:10 p.m. Feb. 19 in Room 2004, Nat Sci, and Dzokai Ma will present “Channels on the Move: Novel Membrane Protein Trafficking Checkpoints” at 12:10 p.m. Feb. 21 in Room 2004, Nat Sci.

Complete curriculum vitae for each candidate are available in the MCDB Department Chair’s Office. For more information, visit the Web at

Search feature added to library Web site

The University Library has added a new tool, powered by the search engine Google, that searches more than 1,500 Web pages and documents on the University Library site. The search engine looks for HTML, plain text and PDF files, but does not retrieve files from databases. To use the search feature, go to the search box located at the bottom of the Library Web Site.

For more information, visit the Web at

Christy Yenkel Fund sponsors cancer retreat

The Circle of Care Family Retreat offers patients, families and friends a chance to share their cancer experiences 12:30–5:30 p.m. April 13 at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The registration fee, $10 a person or $25 a family, will include a nature walk, art project, discussion and refreshments. Free child care is available. Participants must register by March 29.

For more information or to register, call (800) 865-1125.

Public colloquium will discuss images of the Holocaust

Marianne Hirsch, professor of French and Italian, and of comparative literature at Dartmouth College, will present “Ghosts of Home: Stories of Ambivalent Return” 4–6 p.m. Feb. 20 in Room 1636, School of Social Work Building. The paper discusses a methodology for reading Holocaust imagery.

For more information, visit the Web at

Friends of the University Library sponsor Cafe Shapiro

Undergraduate students will read their prose and poetry at Cafe Shapiro 8:30 p.m. Feb. 18 and 19 in the Shapiro Library atrium. Student readers are nominated by professors to read their works for this free, public event.

For more information, call (734) 764-9356.

American Mathematical Society will meet in March

The University will host the Spring 2002 central section meeting of the American Mathematical Society March 1–3 in Providence, R.I. More than 450 mathematicians from 33 states and 18 countries will gather to present the results of their research.

For more information, visit the Web at

Deadline for spring commencement speaker approaches

Students submitting speeches for the spring commencement speaker competition must turn them in by 5 p.m. March 6 to the Office of the Vice President for Communications, 2040 Fleming Administration Building, campus zip 1340. The contest is open to all U-M students receiving a bachelor’s degree in Winter or Summer term 2002. Submissions should include a curriculum vita or resume, a typed draft of a five minute (or shorter) speech, and a recording on audiocassette or CD of the author delivering the speech.

For more information, contact Patty Mullaney, (734) 615-0520 or

Rare books on display at Taubman Medical Center

An exhibition of rare books on the “Dance of Death” can be viewed noon–3 p.m. Feb. 19 and 20 in the Rare Book Room, Taubman Medical Library. The books are part of the personal collection of Aldred Warthin, a former professor of pathology at the


For more information, call (734) 763-2037 or send e-mail to

SNRE brings former EPA administrator to U-M

Carol Browner, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will present “Public Health and Environmental Protection in the 21st Century” at 4 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Browner, who served as EPA head, 1993–2001, is the longest serving administrator in the history of the agency.

For more information on this free, public lecture, contact Alicia Farmer, (734) 763-4928 or

CEW holds financial survival workshop

Kathryn Greiner, director of credit education at the Bank of Washtenaw, will present a financial survival workshop 9 a.m.–noon Feb. 23 at the Center for Education of Women (CEW). Registration is $5.

To register, call (734) 998-7080.

New book on race-related issues will be examined Feb. 18

Helen Fox, lecturer in the Residential College, will present her new book, “When Race Breaks Out,” 4–6 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Michigan Room, Michigan League. The book, which approaches race-related issue across the curriculum, is based on interviews with U-M faculty and students.

For more information, call (734) 764-0446.

Videodance offered to local audiences

The Program in Film and Video Studies and the Department of Dance will sponsor the “Dance on Camera” festival with the first program at 8 p.m. March 8 and the second at 8 p.m. March 9 in the Natural Sciences Auditorium. Audiences will get a chance to see videodance, a hybrid art form that combines dance, and film and video editing. The first program is a selection of works from past international festivals, and the second consists of works from the Dance Films Association’s Annual Dance on Camera Festival 2002.

For more information, contact Peter Sparling, (734) 647-2288 or petespar@, or Terri Sarris, (734) 764-5388 or

ID day at Exhibit Museum is March 3

A paleontologist, geologist and archaeologist will be available 1–4 p.m. March 3 at the Exhibit Museum of Natural History to identify treasures. Special guest Bob Love will demonstrate flintknapping—the art of making stone arrowheads and points. Admission is free.

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

Global safari is Feb. 25–March 1

Children in grade 1–3 can participate in the Exhibit Museum’s global safari 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Feb. 25–March 1. Instructors from the Exhibit Museum and the Living Science Foundation will use live animals to teach students about habitats worldwide. The cost is $290 for members and $330 for non-members, with an optional 8 a.m. drop-off charge of $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Lunch and snacks are provided.

For more information or to register, call (734) 647-6421.

Silent auction of Grove Music Dictionaries is Feb. 11–March 11

The University Library and Property Disposition will auction five sets of the “Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians” beginning 4 p.m. Feb. 11. Sealed bids will be accepted until 4 p.m. March 11.

To access descriptions of the sets or to print bid sheets, visit the Web at

Brown Bag series celebrates Detroit 300

Peter Sparling, professor of dance, and architect Ronit Eisenbach of the University of Detroit Mercy, will present “Detroit: Fast Forward, Play Back” at noon Feb. 19 at the Institute for the Humanities. The presentation, part of the Detroit Institute of Arts’ “Artists Take on Detroit,” combines architecture, dance and video to express the relationship among artists, community and history.

For more information, contact Eliza Woodford, (734) 936-1930.

Work of Pulitzer Prize nominee on display

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender will present the work of artist Matuschka through April 30 at Lane Hall. Matuschka’s images engage issues of race, identity, gender and power, and have appeared in magazines worldwide.

For more information, contact Alisha Fenty, (734) 764-9537.

University Musical Society Announces February, March events

The University Musical Society will present a variety of events in late-February–March.

Scheduled events include:

  • Boys Choir of Harlem, 7 p.m. Feb. 20, Hill Auditorium

  • St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, 8 p.m. March 5, Hill Auditorium

  • Los Munequitos de Matanzas, 8 p.m. March 15, Hill Auditorium

  • Brahms’ German “Requiem,” 8 p.m. March 29, Hill Auditorium

  • SamulNori, 8 p.m. Feb. 21, Power Center

  • Guthrie Theater: Eugene O’Neil’s “Ah, Wilderness!” 8 p.m. March 8–9, Power Center

  • Da Camera of Houston: Epigraph for a Condemned Book, 8 p.m. March 20, Power Center

  • Twyla Tharp Dance, 8 p.m. March 23 and 3 p.m. March 24, Power Center

  • The Tallis Scholars, 8 p.m. March 19, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

    To receive a free brochure, call UMS, (734) 764-2538 or (800) 221-1229, or write to University Musical Society, Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Mich. All tickets may be purchased at the League ticket office.

    For more information, visit the Web at