The University Record, June 3, 2002

Briefings

Music and dancing in the Arb

The Nichols Arboretum will host a celebration of its Healthdale restoration June 6–8 featuring original music and dance. The Heathdale is a narrow valley in the arboretum that staff and volunteers have worked to restore by adding more than 150 rhododendrons and ferns.

Performances begin at 7 p.m. at the Washington Heights entrance. Visitors are encouraged to bring a chair, dress for weather and arrive early because seating is limited.

For more information on this free event, call (734) 998-9540, or visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~wwwarb/.

Technology Day showcases projects

Research projects by U-M–Dearborn faculty members will be highlighted at Technology Day 8:30–11:30 a.m. June 4 in the Engineering Complex and Engineering Laboratory Building at the U-M–Dearborn campus.

Robert C. Purcell, group director of planning and new business development at GM Powertrain, will discuss the importance of systems considerations in the design and development of vehicles.

For more information, visit the Web at www.engin.umd.umich.edu/ceep/.

Alzheimer’s disease conference is June 15

The Ypsilanti Area African American Alzheimer’s Advisory Council is sponsoring “It’s a Family Affair” 9 a.m.–4 p.m. June 15 at the Morris Lawrence Building of Washtenaw Community College.

The conference is for caregivers and family members of people with Alzheimer’s Disease or other types of memory loss. The focus will be on the unmet needs of African American families coping with Alzheimer’s.

Lourdes Velez, clinical assistant professor of family medicine at U-M Ypsilanti Family Practice Clinic, and Deloisteen Brown, St. Joseph Mercy Neighborhood Health Clinic, are featured speakers.

A donation of $10 is requested to cover the lunch buffet and materials. For more information and to register, call (734) 764-2556.

UMGASS summer production is in June

The U-M Gilbert and Sullivan Society (UMGASS) will stage a summer production of “Engaged” at the Macintosh Theatre. Performances will be at 8 p.m. June 21–23, 2 p.m. June 23, 8 p.m. June 27–29 and 2 p.m. June 30.

“Engaged” is a three act farcical comedy. The main character has an unusual habit of proposing marriage to every woman he meets. This habit becomes a problem with a host of charming characters who all profess the purest sentiments while scheming for each other’s money.

For more information and tickets, call (734) 647-8436 or visit the Web at www.umgass.org.

Carillon recital series begins June 17

The International Summer Carillon Recital Series “Seven Mondays at Seven” runs June 17–July 29 at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Carillon and Tower on North Campus.

Carillons originated in the Low Countries of Europe in the 16th century as a way to tell time and make announcements. In the United States, the carillon is known mainly as a concert instrument.

The U-M Lurie carillon has 60 bells with the largest weighing six tons. Performers from across the country and abroad will appear throughout the series.

For more information, contact Margo Halstead at (734) 764-2539 or send e-mail to margo@umich.edu.

LS&A staff appreciation is June 5

All LS&A staff are invited to the 2002 Staff Spring Fling 11 a.m.–2 p.m. June 5 on the Ingalls Mall—between the Burton Memorial Tower and the Michigan League. Food, beverages and entertainment will be provided. It is requested that each LS&A staff member bring the invitation flier sent via campus mail.

Dance ensemble performs June 13-14

Ann Arbor Dance Works (AADW), the resident company of the Department of Dance, presents a shared concert with Detroit Dance Collective at 8 p.m. June 13–14 in the Betty Pease Studio Theater.

AADW choreographer Gay Delanghe, professor of dance and department chair, will premiere “Statmob: Classical Statues in Motion.” This is a collaboration with sculptress Elizabeth “Lee” Deigaard, adjunct lecturer of art and design; costumer and student Angela Youells; and AADW musical director and composer Christian Matjias, assistant professor of dance. The combined dance, text, sculpture, media and music project contains movement based on classical sculptures.

The Detroit Dance Collective is an acclaimed Detroit-based company celebrating 20 seasons at the Detroit Music Hall. For more information, call (734) 763-5460.

University Library acquires papers

The U-M Library has acquired the papers of Dr. William Kaufman, a leader in the field of vitamin therapy research, and of his wife, Charlotte S. Kaufman.

Kaufman, who earned his Ph.D. and M.D. from U-M, is best known for his research on the use of Niacinamide to treat osteoarthritis. He published more than 60 papers in scientific and medical journals, dealing with arthritis, nutrition, food allergy and psychosomatic medicine.

Charlotte S. Kaufman was his research associate. Charlotte served as founder and executive director of the Family Life Film Center of Connecticut. She pioneered techniques for using films and for enhancing and encouraging communication among groups.

Phone operator services augmented

A Voice Recognition System (VRS) will be added to U-M telephone operator services this summer with an electronic operator that provides phone numbers. Callers will be asked to speak the name of the person they are trying to reach, and the VRS will respond with the telephone number, then will offer the caller the option of being transferred directly to that number. Callers still will be able to speak to a human operator during business hours.

The telephone operators’ weekend hours have changed. The new hours are 7:45 a.m.–midnight Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m–7 p.m. Sun.

ELI moves to new location

The English Language Institute (ELI) has moved from the North University Building to the third floor of the TCF Building on Liberty Street. Most faculty and staff still can be reached at their same phone numbers. The address is 401 E. Liberty St., Suite 350, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2298. For more information about ELI, visit the Web at www.lsa.umich.edu/eli.

Spring U-Move classes on sale

The U-Move Fitness Office has begun pro-rating spring fitness classes for those who still wish to sign up. Spaces are available in a variety of classes.

For more information, call (743) 764-1342.

Class teaches how to have healthy back

The Spine Program will offer a class on how to use an exercise ball for improving back health and overall fitness. Instruction will be given on exercises to increase strength, flexibility and balance for the trunk, lower and upper body. The class will be held 6–7 p.m. June 12. The cost is $18.

To register, call (734) 615-1750, ext. 268. For more information, visit the Web at www.med.umich.edu/pmr/spine or send e-mail to Britt Michel, brittm@umich.edu.

Yoga classes now available

The Health Education Resources Center is offering Yoga classes beginning June 19. There are beginning and advanced classes, both of which will meet once a week for six weeks. The cost is $60 for either series. For more information or to register, call (734) 647-5645, or send e-mail to lisaschn@umich.edu.

Vanpool program has open seats

The University Vanpool Program has openings on rides from Brighton, Clinton, Hartland, Jackson and Toledo. Vanpools are an alternative to fighting traffic and searching for a parking place. For more information, call (734) 764-3429 or visit the Web at www.transportation.umich.edu/transport/vanpool.html.

Communicative Disorders Clinic adopts new name

In January 2002 the Communicative Disorders Clinic formally adopted its new name as the University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy.

The new name reflects the broad range of services the center offers, including intervention for adults with aphasia and language or learning difficulties, and for children with language, literacy and/or learning impairments.

For more information, call (734) 764-8440, or visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~comdis.

Openings available in KidSport

Children may still be signed up to participate in this years KidSport Summer Program. Session dates are as follows:

Session I: June 24–July 5

Session II: July 8–July 19

Session III: July 22–Aug 2.

For more information contact Kerry Winkelseth at (734) 647-2708 or kebwink@umich.edu.

BMWs aid breast cancer research

Ann Arbor’s Auto-Strasse BMW dealership will have 18 BMWs available for the public to test drive 10 a.m.–6 p.m. June 19.

For every mile test driven, BMW will donate $1 to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, which supports local cancer research at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center.

A special ceremony at 12:30 p.m. will honor Deanna Beyer, B.S.N., a twelve year breast cancer survivor, as a local hero in the fight against breast cancer.

The Auto-Strasse dealership is located on Auto Mall Drive off Jackson Road. For more information call toll-free (877) 4-A-DRIVE (423-7483).