The University Record, January 14, 2002


Regents will meet Jan. 17

The U-M Board of Regents is scheduled to hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Administration Bldg. The public comment period is at 4 p.m.

Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance should contact the regents’ office in advance.

For more information, call (734) 764-3883 or write to the Office of the Vice President and Secretary of the University, Fleming Administration Bldg., U-M, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. For TTY services, call (734) 647-1388.

Questions about the new Metro Airport terminal?

Representatives from Northwest Airlines and Detroit Metropolitan Airport will be on hand at 10 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Mendelssohn Theater to discuss issues such as checking in, parking, security, customs, restaurants and how to get around the new airport terminal. You should attend if you plan to use the airport or if you make arrangements for others. See related story

For more information, call (734) 615-5518.

FuturTech conference is Jan. 17–18

“Convergence: Evolving Technology, Transforming Business” is the theme for the Business School’s FuturTech conference. The two-day high-tech conference, hosted by the High-Tech Club at the Business School, will be held Jan. 17–18. Featured speakers include Jon Devaan, senior vice president of the TV division at Microsoft, and Tim Mattox, vice president of WW Relationship Client Marketing for Dell’s Client Product Group.

For more information or to register, visit the Web at; or contact Geoff Marsh at, Daljeet Sidhu at, or Asha Pai at

RRP conflict of interest topic will be presented today and Jan. 23

“Conflict of Interest,” the next topic of the Research Responsibility Program (RRP), will be held 5–7 p.m. today (Jan. 14) in the Colloquium Room, 4448 East Hall, and 5–7 p.m. Jan. 23 in Room G2305, Towsley Center. The presentation will be given by Elaine L. Brock, associate director of the Division of Research Development and Administration, and director of the Medical School Office of Technology Transfer and Corporate Research; and Steven A. Goldstein, Ruppenthal Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering, and associate dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the Medical School.

The full RRP schedule is on the Web at

For more information, call OVPR at (734) 615-5045 or send e-mail to

Art farm founder is in residence

British-born artist Janet Williams, founder and co-director of Art Farm, a non-profit artists’ residency program, will display both “Register Series” and “Current Works” at the Residential College and the Institute for the Humanities, respectively, Jan. 18–Feb. 22. Williams also will give two talks: “Process, Print, Mold, Memory,” 5 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Art and Architecture Bldg. Auditorium. “The ‘Register Series’: Fired Text, Embedded Memory,” noon Jan. 22 at the Institute for the Humanities, 350 S. Thayer.

Supported by the Institute for the Humanities’ Jill S. Harris Fund, Williams’ residency is co-sponsored by the Residential College and the School of Art and Design.

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

Yoshokai Aikido intro class is Jan. 15

Aikido classes are available beginning this month. Yoshokai Aikido offers a path for personal growth through a study which combines mental discipline with energetic physical training.

Interested individuals are invited to attend an introductory class at 5 p.m. Jan. 15 in the Wrestling Room, Intramural Sports Bldg. and are asked to wear loose workout clothing with long pants and long sleeves. Classes meet 5–6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

For more information, call Karen Clark at (734) 668-0464.

Humanities Institute talk is Jan. 15

Steven Moore Whiting, associate director of the International Institute, associate professor of the School of Music and director of the Center for European Studies, will discuss “Song Cycle as Confessional: A New Interpretation of Schubert’s ‘Heine Lieder’ at noon Jan. 15 on the 2nd Floor, Comerica Bldg., 350 South Thayer.

For more than 30 years, scholars of Schubert have questioned the ordering of the Heine settings in the posthumously published “Schwanengesang” (Swan Song).

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

Ann Arbor geology is in focus Jan. 15

Explore what’s underneath the Ann Arbor area’s people and buildings in a lecture by William Farrand, professor emeritus of geology and director emeritus of the Exhibit Museum of Natural History. Farrand presents Geology of Ann Arbor and the Huron River Valley” at 3 p.m. Jan. 15 at the U-M Detroit Observatory.

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

Afghanistan on display Jan. 18–31

An opening reception for an exhibition of photographs taken by Afghan refugees at a camp in northwestern Pakistan will take place 5–6 p.m. Jan.18 in the International Institute Gallery, located on the ground floor of the School of Social Work Bldg. This event is part of the International Institute’s “Religion, Security and Violence in Global Contexts” initiative.

A panel discussion will follow. Afghan refugees and aid workers will share their experiences and insights and answer questions on the ongoing refugee crisis. Participants include Serena Chaudhry, alumna of the School of Social Work and School of Public Health; Jennifer Marsh, external relations officer of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Washington, D.C.; Patrice Page, UN liaison and program officer, Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF); Sima Wali, president and CEO of Refugee Women in Development; and Afghan women resettled in Michigan by Refugee Services of Catholic Social Services, Lansing, Mich., under the Women-at-Risk Program.

The photo exhibition will be displayed in the International Institute Gallery Jan. 18–31. Sponsors include the International Institute; Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs; Office of Academic and Multicultural Initiatives; School of Social Work; School of Social Work Student Union; Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture and Health; and Global Health Council. Additional support comes from the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, U-M Chapter; Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies; Center for South Asian Studies; Muslim Students Association; and Office of Community-Based Public Health.

For more information, call (734) 763-9200, send e-mail to, or visit the Web at

LSO kicks off second season Jan. 20

The nation’s only Life Sciences Orchestra (LSO), made up of members of the University’s medical and science community, will begin its second season with a concert at

2 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Michigan Theater.

The group, which includes faculty, staff and students from many areas of the U-M, will perform the “Roman Carnival Overture” by Hector Berlioz, the suite “Pelleas et Melisande” by Gabriel Faure and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 5.”

The free, public concert will be introduced by interim president B. Joseph White. Donations will be accepted to help support the orchestra, and a reception will follow.

As a fundraiser for the LSO, Borders Books and Music will hold Borders Benefit Days on the weekend of the concert, Jan. 18–20. Mention the LSO when making a purchase at Borders in Arborland or Borders in downtown Ann Arbor, and 15 percent of the total will be donated to the LSO.

The LSO was founded by students and staff from the Health System, and is sponsored by the Health System’s Gifts of Art program.

For more information, visit the Web at, send e-mail to, or call (734) 936-ARTS (2787).

Predatory lending is topic Jan. 18

Are you familiar with the issue of predatory lending, a growing practice targeted primarily at the elderly, the minority community and long-time home owners? Victims of such practices are forced to pay exorbitant fees and interest, which in some cases lead to loss of homes and bankruptcy.

To learn more about this issue, attend “Borrowing Trouble: Predatory Lending in Michigan,” 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Morris Lawrence Bldg., Washtenaw Community College. The conference is sponsored by the Housing Bureau for Seniors of the U-M Health System.

Listen to different aspects of this issue from keynote speaker, Edward Gramlich, governor of the Federal Reserve Board, assistant attorney general Stanley Pruss, head of the Michigan’s Consumer Protection Division, and other experts.

Lunch and refreshments are included in the tuition fee of $75, $35 for non-profits. Scholarships are available.

For more information or to register, call Carolyn Hastings at (734) 998-9339.

IM Sports accepting badminton tourney, swimming and diving meet entries

The Intramural Sports Program entry deadline for the 2002 badminton singles and doubles tournament is 4:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Intramural Sports Bldg. (IMSB). An entry fee of $5 per individual and $9 for doubles will be charged. The tournament will be held 10 a.m. Jan. 26 and noon Jan. 27 at the North Campus Recreation Bldg. (NCRB).

The entry deadline for the 2002 swimming and diving meet is 4:30 p.m. Jan. 29, also at the IMSB. An entry fee of $5 per individual and $25 per team will be required. The meet is at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Canham Natatorium.

For more information, call (734) 763-3562.

Free glucose screening and diabetes education Jan. 19

The Turner Geriatric Clinic, Geriatrics Center and Geriatrics Medical Student Group are sponsoring free blood sugar testing and educational sessions on diabetes, diet and a healthy lifestyle 9–11:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at the Turner Senior Resource Center. If coming for testing, do not eat for six hours before arrival.

For more information, call (734) 764-2556.

Philippine Studies seminar meets Tuesdays through April 25

The Department of Asian Languages and Culture is offering the course “The Philippines: A Many Splendored View,” Asian Studies 492.001, 7–10 p.m. Tuesdays through April 25 (Feb. 14 and April 25 are Thursdays) in Room 2609, International Institute. This is a credited class. Outside visitors, students and non-students are welcome to attend the lectures.

This course presents a wide-ranging introduction to the Philippines from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, dance, economics, geography, linguistics, political science, sociology and urban planning.

For more information, call (734) 764-5261 or (734) 763-7386, or send e-mail to or

Smoking reduction starts Jan. 17

The Turner Senior Resource Center is sponsoring smoking reduction and cessation programs for seniors, designed for older adults. Classes will be held 2:30–4 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 17–Feb. 28, at 2401 Plymouth Rd., Suite C. Class scholarships, assistance with transportation and assistance obtaining nicotine replacement is available.

There also is a smoke-free support group, which meets 3–4 p.m. the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the same location.

For more information, call (734) 764-2556.

Gear up to find a job that fits you Jan. 16–30

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) is sponsoring part one of the Job Seekers’ Network, “Gearing Up to Find a Job that fits You,” consisting of three sessions designed for women who are contemplating their future work and wish to establish a sense of direction and purpose before actively conducting a job search. The following sessions will meet noon–2 p.m. at CEW: Discovering Work that is Meaningful and Satisfying, Jan. 16; Giving Full Definition to Your Interests and Skills, Jan. 23; and Finding the Work that Best Fits You, Jan. 30.

For more information or to pre-register, call (734) 998-7080.

Premiere Screening of ADIO KERIDA (Goodbye Dear Love)

A personal documentary about Cuba’s Sephardic Jews by U-M Anthropology Professor Ruth Behar will be shown 7 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Michigan Theater. Admission is free. The screening will be followed by Q & A with Behar and a Cuban-Jewish reception with tamales and baklava in the theater’s mezzanine.

“Adio Kerida,” a Sephardic song about a disheartened lover who bitterly says goodbye, inspires this poetic 90-minute documentary. Behar, who left Cuba as a child, searches for memory among her fellow Sephardic Jews in Cuba, Miami, New York, and Philadelphia.

For information about ADIO KERIDA, see or call (734) 747-9197.

History Channel to feature Clements’ Dann today

“This Week in History: American Spy/Gulf War/Iran Hostage,” featuring John Dann, director of the Clements Library, will air on the History Channel at 8 p.m. tonight (Jan. 14). The program will examine the Treaty of Paris, signed January 1783, and the techniques of Colonial America’s spy network that helped win the War of Independence.

For more information, refer to Spy Letters of the American Revolution, on the Web at