The University Record, March 4, 2002


Hearing on proposed copyright policy scheduled at U-M-Dearborn

An opportunity for public comment on a copyright policy draft will be 3–5 p.m. March 19 in Lecture Hall B (Room 1500), School of Management Building at U-M–Dearborn. Other events are 10 a.m.–noon March 4 (today) in Michigan Room A, Flint University Center, and 4–6 p.m. March 11 in Auditorium D, Angell Hall.

For a copy of the draft, visit the Web at Comments may be sent to James Hilton,

Holocaust conference will be March 11-19

Hillel will present the Conference on the Holocaust March 11–19. Events are designed to present a cross section of scholarly, personal, historical and theological perspectives on the Holocaust.

James Carroll, a journalist for the Boston Globe and a former priest, is the conference’s keynote speaker. He will present “After Constantine’s Sword: The Past, Present, and Future of Jewish-Christian Relations” at 7:30 p.m. March 11 in the Modern Languages Bldg., Aud. 3.

Peter Malkin, who served 27 years in the Mossad and the Secret Service, will give the closing lecture “The Operation to Capture Adolf Eichmann” at 7:30 p.m. March 19 in East Hall Auditorium.

For more information, call (734) 769-0500.

Nominations for faculty awards being accepted

The Graduate School is seeking nominations for the following 2002 Faculty Awards:

  • Faculty Recognition Award nominations, due March 15

  • Amoco Awards for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching, due March 22

  • Distinguished Faculty Achievement Awards, due March 28.

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

    SARC is accepting applications

    The U-M Substance Abuse Research Center is accepting applications for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellows in the Interdisciplinary Training Program for the 2002–2003 academic year. Applications will be reviewed beginning May 2002 and will continue until all slots are filled.

    For more information and an application packet, send e-mail to or call (734) 998-6500.

    Prisoners to exhibit artwork

    The Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners will be held March 5–18 at the Media Union Gallery. The exhibition incorporates art from approximately 35 prisons, with nearly 200 pieces of art from at least 110 artists. Two weeks of special events will accompany the show, including speakers, panels of former prisoner artists, families of the incarcerated and interactive art workshops.

    For more information, contact Jesse Jannetta, (734) 627-7673.

    Scholars will give one performance only

    The Tallis Scholars return for a single performance at 8 p.m. March 19 at Ann Arbor’s St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. The ensemble was founded in 1973 and has established themselves as the leader in Renaissance music.

    The University Musical Society (UMS) Choral Union will join the Tallis Scholars to open and close the show with Thomas Tallis’ masterpiece for more than 40 voices, “Spem in alium.”

    For more information and to order tickets, call the UMS Ticket Office, (734) 764-2538, or visit the Web at

    Erosion control workshop is March 23

    Robert Grese, associate professor of natural resources and environment and director of Nichols Arboretum (Arb), will conduct a workshop on geotechnical engineering and biotechnical slope protection 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. March 23 at the Reader Center in the Arb. This hands-on workshop will examine the effects of erosion in School Girls Glen and a variety of techniques to stabilize stream banks and other eroded slopes.

    Registrations must be made by March 8. Tickets are $10 for Friends of the Nichols Arboretum and members of the Huron River Watershed Council, and $25 for non-members. For more information, call (734) 998-9541 or visit the Web at

    Transferring online credits is easier than before at Dearborn

    The U-M–Dearborn and Macomb Community College will allow Macomb students who take online courses to receive the same benefits as traditional students when transferring credits toward a bachelor’s degree at U-M–Dearborn.

    The agreement allows online and traditional students who earn an associate of arts, science, applied science, general studies or associates of applied science in general business degrees to transfer a maximum of 62 credits to the bachelor of general studies degree at U-M–Dearborn.

    Week to focus on poverty

    Flint is hosting Poverty Awareness Week March 11–14. The purpose of this event is to present and discuss poverty as a political and social issue that affects the greater Flint community.

    Events during the week include lectures, tours of the city, panel discussions and a hunger banquet.

    For more information about these events, contact U-M–Flint University Relations, (810) 762-3026.

    Lecture on drugs and addiction is March 11

    Terry Robinson, professor of psychology, will present “Drugs, Neuroplasticity and Addiction” at 4:30 p.m. March 11 in the Hussey Room of the Michigan League. The event is the Elliot S. Valenstein Collegiate Professorship in Behavioral Neuroscience Inaugural Lecture.

    Robinson will focus on how drug abuse changes the brain and will explain the implications with regard to brain function for the development of addiction.

    For more information, contact Laura Pavledes, (734) 998-6244.

    History of Mesopotamia is focus March 5

    Andrea Seri, a graduate student fellow of the Institute for the Humanities, will present “Is Mesopotamian History . . . History?” at noon March 5 at the Institute for the Humanities. Seri will discuss how Mesopotamian history has been written since the deciphering of cuneiform.

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

    Excellence in Staff Service Award nominees needed

    The College of Engineering seeks nominations for its Excellence in Staff Service Award. All full- and part-time regular, non-faculty employees in the college are eligible. Nominations will be accepted for individual staff members or staff work groups, as well as for teams who have time-limited tasks.

    All nominations and supporting materials must be received by March 14. Nomination materials are available on the Web at Send nomination packets to CoE Excellence in Staff Service Awards Selection Committee, c/o Jamie Rutledge, 2437 LEC, 2102, or call (734) 647-7060.

    Learn about nurses

    The Health System nurses will offer an interactive exhibit, “Be a Nurse,” at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum noon–4 p.m. March 9 and 16, and 1–5 p.m. March 10 and 17.

    This free annual event is designed to educate local children about nursing and health.

    For more information, call Jean Hensick, (734) 936-7457.

    Surroundings and society is topic March 9

    Curt Goering, senior deputy executive director of Amnesty International USA, will present the opening session of “Surroundings and Society: Shaping our Children.” This one-day community conference,held 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. March 9 at Hutchins Hall, focuses on children in the U.S. Workshops are on parenting, child abuse, teen pregnancy, lesbian or gay parenthood, poverty and human rights.

    Goering’s presentation will examine the plight of children across the world with a special emphasis on the current situation in Afghanistan.

    For more information, call (734) 276-1897 or visit the Web at The registration fee is $12 for those who register by March 5 and $15 at the conference.

    Fulbright Scholar brown bag is March 22

    Nicanor Tiongson, a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California—Berkeley, presents “Cinema and the Catholic Church: Censorship and Morality in Contemporary Philippine Society” at noon March 22 in Room 1644 of the International Institute.

    For more information, call (734) 764-5261.

    Gillett will direct opera March 7

    Mitch Gillett, electron microscopist, for the Kellogg Eye Center, will direct Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” March 7–9 at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater. Gillett has directed several productions for the Comic Opera Guild of Ann Arbor and also has appeared as a soloist with churches and orchestras in the southern Michigan and Ohio areas.

    For more information about “The Magic Flute,” call (734) 973-3264. For ticket information, call (734) 764-2538.

    Memorial Lecture will be March 8

    Shigeru Ban will present the Guido H. Binda Memorial Lecture at 12:30 p.m. March 8 at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Auditorium.

    Ban takes recyclable or waste materials and turns them into everything from furniture to housing. Based primarily in Japan, where lightweight construction is embraced in traditional Japanese architecture, Ban’s designs have greatly influenced other countries. He used leftover cardboard tubes—intended to cast concrete columns—to build temporary log cabins for refugees of the 1995 Rwandan crisis and for victims of the Kobe, Japan earthquake.

    Ban’s first U.S. project was constructing a temporary paper “arch” over the New York Museum of Modern Arts Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden.

    For more information, call (734) 647-1736.

    Saturday morning physics continues March 9

    This popular series of multimedia physics lectures for general audiences will return for the spring season 10:30–11:30 a.m. Saturdays March 9–April 20 in Room 170, Dennison Bldg.

    These Saturday lectures are presented in easy-to-understand, non-technical terms, illustrated with multimedia technology and live demonstrations. All ages are welcome.

    For more information, call (734) 764-4437. For telecast times, check the UMTV website at

    Herbarium library moves off campus tomorrow

    The Herbarium Library, currently located in the North University Building, is moving with the Herbarium to temporary quarters on Varsity Drive. Its former building will be torn down to make room for the Life Sciences complex, under construction.

    The move begins March 5 and will take several days. During the transition period, Herbarium Library materials will be inaccessible.

    The Herbarium Library hours remain 8:30 a.m.–noon and 1–4 p.m. Mon-Fri. The new address is 3600 Varsity Drive, Suite 112, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2228.

    Workplace award nominations

    The Office of Human Resources and Affirmative Action is accepting nominations for the Workplace 2002 Staff Recognition Awards through March 11. There are three categories: distinguished service, exemplary team and outstanding leadership. Each award carries a monetary prize of $800; team recipients will divide $2,500. Additional recognition gifts will be awarded to recipients and finalists.

    For more information, visit the Web at

    Library to sponsor poet symposium

    A symposium titled “Makeup on Empty Space: A Celebration of Anne Waldman” will take place March 13–15. National Public Radio correspondent Andrei Codrescu will kick it off at 8 p.m. March 13 in 100 Hutchins Hall.

    The event celebrates the acquisition and opening of the archives of post-Beat generation poet, Anne Waldman. She has been called “one of the most vibrant writers of the post-Beat generation, a performer of electric intensity.” Also on display is an exhibit of Waldman’s work in the Special Collections Library through May 25.

    Panel discussions, a benefit reception and other events also are scheduled, featuring 20 award-winning poets and authors.

    For more information, call (734) 763-7368 or send e-mail to

    Council for Disability Concerns opens membership

    The Council for Disability Concerns (CDC) is having an open meeting 3:30–5 p.m. March 6 in Room 1211 of the School of Education Bldg. The CDC promotes the development of, and advocates for, a physical and social environment that provides full access of programs, services and facilities to students, faculty, staff and guests, including those with disabilities.

    For more information, contact Brian Clapham at (734) 763-0235 or visit the Web at

    Fahy speaks at Retirees Association meeting March 14

    The U-M Retirees Association will meet at 3:15 p.m. March 14 in Suite 18 of the Wolverine Tower.

    Michael Fahy, program associate for the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, will present “Toward Understanding Islam, the Arab World and the West.” Fahy is an anthropologist and will speak about the cultures and people of the Middle East.

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

    Colloquium of Islamist organizations will be March 11

    A colloquium on “Boundaries and Social Movements: Islamist Political Organizations in Tajikistan and Their Influence on Regional Politics and Policies” will take place 3–5 p.m. March 11 in Room 1636, School of Social Work Bldg.

    The moderator will be Michael Bonner, director of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, and associate professor of Islamic History. Speakers include Sergei Gretsky, U.S. Department of State; Stefan Henning, graduate student in anthropology and history; Adeeb Khalid, Carleton College; and John Schoeberlein, Harvard University.

    For more information, call (734) 763-9200.

    Health behaviors will be examined March 23

    The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) and the College of Pharmacy, Social and Administrative Sciences Department will host “Self-Regulation of Health Behaviors” at 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. March 23 in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League.

    The conference will include nationally- and internationally-recognized scholars from different disciplines who will discuss theories of self-regulation. Featured speakers are Noreen M. Clark, the Marshall H. Becker Professor of Public Health and dean of the School of Public Health; Howard Leventhal, Rutgers University; James O. Prochaska, University of Rhode Island; and Ralf Schwazer, Freie Universitaet Berlin.

    Fore more information, call Lynn Phaneuf at (734) 764-4483, Stephanie Taylor at (734) 647-5483 or visit the Web at Registration must be completed by March 13.

    Plant biology seminar is March 7

    Dan Szymansky from the Department of Plant Biology at Purdue University will present a seminar titled “Signaling to the Cytoskeleton During Leaf Epidermal Morphogenesis” at 4 p.m. March 7 in Room 2004 of the Natural Science Bldg.

    The seminar will describe the use of molecular, genetic, biochemical and live cell imaging tools to attack the difficult question of how cell shape is controlled in plants.

    For more information, call (734) 647-4151.

    Mini-Medical School will focus on cancer

    Registration for Mini-Medical School, sponsored by the Medical School, is under way. This year’s event offers members of the public interested in expanding their general medical knowledge a peek into life as a medical student. Classes are 7–9 p.m. Tuesday nights March 12–April 16 at the Medical School. Tuition is $75, and free parking will be available.

    For more information, call (734) 763-9600.

    Memorial service for Sussman will be March 8

    The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies will hold a memorial service for Dean Emeritus Alfred S. Sussman at 2 p.m. March 8 at the Recital Hall, University Commons, 817 Asa Gray Drive. Sussman, who died Nov. 19, was a professor, dean and vice president at the University.

    For more information, contact Jill McDonough, (734) 615-2133 or

    Henry Russel Lecture is March 12

    Gerard A. Mourou, the A.D. Moore Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, will present the Henry Russel Lecture at 4 p.m. March 12 in the Michigan League Ballroom. The annual lectureship is the highest honor the University gives to a senior faculty member. Mourou’s lecture is titled “Ultra-High Intensity Lasers: A Revolutionary Tool in Engineering, Physics and Medicine.”

    For more information, call (734) 615-0520.

    Senior center teaches forgiveness

    The Turner Geriatric Clinic will sponsor an eight-week group on reconciliation and forgiveness beginning 1–2:30 p.m. March 14 at the Turner Resource Center. Participants, age 60 and older, with a specific person in mind to forgive are eligible to join this free group.

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

    Clean out your closet March 15

    The clinic “Moving On: Getting Rid of Things” will be 1–3 p.m. March 15 at the Turner Senior Resource Center. Speakers will discuss the emotional side of parting with precious possessions. People of all ages are invited to bring one item, smaller than a breadbox, to leave behind.

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

    Cuban Rumba group will perform

    The Afro-Cuban group “Los Munequitos de Matanzas” will perform at 8 p.m. March 15 at Hill Auditorium. The group, in its 50th season, showcases African and Afro-Cuban folklore and ritual in its performance.

    For more information or to order tickets, visit the Web at, or call the University Musical Society Ticket office, (734) 764-2538 or (800) 221-1229.

    Award nominations due March 11

    The Office of the Provost is seeking nominations for the Harold R. Johnson Service Award, which recognizes faculty whose service contributes to a more culturally and ethnically diverse campus community. Nominees must be full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty on the Ann Arbor campus. Five awards are made annually and include a $5,000 stipend.

    For more information, visit the Web at Send nomination packets to Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, 3084 Fleming 1340.

    Recession topic of Ford School event

    Federal Reserve Board Governor Edward Gramlich will speak about “Policies to Escape Recession: What Should We Do?” 4 p.m. March 7 in the Michigan Union’s Anderson Room. Also speaking will be Rebecca Blank, dean of the Ford School of Public Policy and economic adviser for President Clinton; Paul McCracken, professor emeritus at the Business School and economic adviser for President Nixon; and Michael Moskow, president and CEO of the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank and an economic adviser for President Ford.

    For information, call (734) 764-8593.

    Harding will examine MLK sermons

    Susan Harding, professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will present at the Diaspora Colloquium Series

    4–6 p.m. March 6 at the International Institute. Her topic is “A Colloquy of Voices: The Citation Politics of Martin Luther King, Jr.” Focusing on the sermons of Martin Luther King Jr., in particular, Harding will examine Bible-based language practices.

    For more information, contact CSST, (734) 936-1595, or send e-mail to, or on the Web at