The University Record, March 11, 2002


B. Joseph White will address campus women March 18

Interim President B. Joseph White will address the women of the University—faculty, staff and students at 4 p.m. March 18 in the Pendleton Room of the Michigan Union. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend.

President White is expected to address a number of issues that concern women on campus. An informal question-and-answer session will follow his remarks.

For more information, contact the Center for the Education of Women at (734) 998-7080.

OVPR presents human participant protection March 18

Edward B. Goldman, health systems attorney and adjunct lecturer, School of Public Health, and David C. Smith, associate professor of internal medicine, will present “Human Participant Protections in the Biomedical Sciences

5–7 p.m. March 18 in Room G1320, Towsley dining room.

The lecture series is part of the Research Responsibility Program (RRP), sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, and is meant to provide information on responsibility in the administration of research.

For more information, call (734) 615-5045.

Exploring careers in science

Tobin Smith, director of federal relations for research in the U-M Washington, D.C., office, will present “Careers in Science Policy” at 5:30 p.m. March 14 in Room 1200, Chemistry Bldg.

Smith will provide information for people in science and engineering who want to explore careers in science policy, and who wish to find out how to influence funding for the sciences.

For more information, call Chitra Rangan at (734) 763-6729.

FSA claim information is now on the Web

Claim forms and information are available on the SHPS Web site,, for requesting reimbursement of eligible expenses, through health and dependent care flexible spending accounts.

The site provides two versions of the claim form, one for general use and one specifically for U-M participants. The generic form can be completed on screen. Enter “University of Michigan” as the company name and “10143” in the control number box.

To reach the U-M specific form, go to and under “login” click on “participant.” The default password is a person’s date of birth. This form must be completed and signed, then faxed with receipts and Explanation of Benefits form to (877) 270-3922.

For more information, call SHPS customer service at (800) 944-4492.

Re-entering workforce class is March 13

Sarah Ely, senior counselor for the Center for the Education of Women (CEW), will present “Crossing the Border from Home Work to Paid Work: A Workshop for Women Planning to Re-Enter the Workforce” 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. March 13 at 330 East Liberty St.

Emotions, decisions, strategies and actions will be addressed.

The registration fee is $20, and registration is required by March 11.

For more information, call (734) 998-7080.

Eating disorders are March 12 topic

A panel of U-M staff and former students will discuss “Eating Disorders: Signs, Symptoms and Support” noon–1:30 p.m. March 12 at the Center for the Education of Women.

The discussion will include eating disorder behaviors, medical concerns, changes in friend and family relationships, caring confrontation and referral sources.

For more information, call (734) 998-7080.

Regents will meet March 14

The Board of Regents is scheduled to hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. March 14 in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Administration Bldg. Public comments will be held at 4 p.m.

Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance should contact the Office of the Vice President and Secretary of the University, in advance.

For more information, call (734) 764-3883. For TTY services, call (734) 647-1388.

Keizer speaks on slavery and sexuality

Arlene R. Keizer, assistant professor of English, and of Afroamerican and African Studies, will present “A Cage of Obscene Birds: Slavery and the Deployment of Sexuality” at 5:30 p.m. March 12 in the Clements Library.

Keizer will speak on the shadow tale that haunts the heroic narrative of Harriet Jacobs, author of “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.”

For more information, call (734) 998-7080, ext. 243.

Educating families about depression

The U-M Depression Center will host a workshop for people with depression and their families 6–8 p.m. March 18 at the East Ann Arbor Health Center on Plymouth Road.

The workshop will share information on depression risk factors, treatments, impact on families and healthy ways to interact with one another.

Registration is required, and the fee is $25 per person or $30 per family.

For more information, call (734) 764-0267 or visit

Celebrate Social Work Month

The U-M Department of Social Work will observe Social Work Month by sharing professional knowledge through displays March 11–15 in the Towsley Link.

Each day an exhibit addressing a different topic will be displayed. Topics include “Caring for the Caregiver” on Monday, “Substance Abuse” on Tuesday, “Abuse” on Wednesday, “Coping with Loss” on Thursday and “Depression” on Friday.

For more information, call (734) 764-3309.

John Eaton performs at Kerrytown Concert House

John Eaton, opera composer and performer, will perform at 2 p.m. March 17 at the Kerrytown Concert House. Eaton is the recipient of three Prix de Rome Grants, two Guggenheim Fellowships and a prestigious genius award from the MacArthur Foundation.

Eaton’s music is based on three poems by Greek poet Angelos Sikelianos. The theme of the poems is love, birth and rebirth.

For more information, call Kerrytown Concert House at (734) 769-2999.

Call for CARAT/Rackham IT fellowships

Faculty and graduate student teams are invited to apply for Information Technology (IT) Research Fellowship funds for the Fall 2002, Winter 2003 and/or Spring 2003 terms.

Proposals are sought to develop innovative applications of IT in new areas where advanced IT has not been used traditionally, particularly in the humanities, social sciences, and cross-disciplinary fields and professions.

The application deadline is March 22.

For more information, visit the Web, or

Retirement reception honors Sojkowski

A retirement reception will be held for Marcia Sojkowski 3–5 p.m. March 20 in the Towsley Lobby. Sojkowski, director of occupational therapy and physical therapy services, is retiring after 34 years at the Health System.

Museum of Art commissions Walker

MacArthur award winner Kara Walker created a site-specific installation that is on display through May 26 in the Museum of Art Apse. The Museum of Art commissioned Walker to create a panoramic frieze in her signature medium, black cut-paper silhouettes on a life-sized scale.

For more information, call (734) 647-2063.

Art/Writing contest deadline approaches

A staff art/writing contest needs participants to represent their sense of movement and belonging at the University through any form of visual art or writing. Anyone who lives and works in and around the University, but is not a student or faculty member, is eligible.

Two copies of written work and one copy of visual work must be submitted by March 21.

For more information, contact Sharad Chari, (734) 764-2336 or

Kids can discover dinosaurs

Come and dig for fossils at “Dinosaur Discovery Day!” 10 a.m.–4 p.m. March 16 at the Exhibit Museum of Natural History. Enjoy hands-on activities, demonstrations and special guests.

For more information, call (734) 764-0478 or visit the Web at

Michael Moore will speak at U-M–Flint

Filmmaker Michael Moore will speak at U-M–Flint after the showing of his film “Roger and Me” at 4 p.m. March 13 in the University Center’s KIVA as part of Poverty Awareness Week.

After the showing, Moore will answer questions about the impact of the film and current poverty in the Flint community.

For more information, call (810) 762-3351 or visit the Web at

‘German Requiem’ concert is March 29

The University Musical Society (UMS) Choral Union and the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra will perform Brahms’ “German Requiem” at 8:30 p.m. March 29 at Hill Auditorium.

Under the direction of Conductor Thomas Sheets, the performance will feature soprano Janice Chandler and U-M alumnus and bass-baritone Stephen Bryant as soloists.

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

‘Epigraph’ presents an evening with a multimedia twist

“Epigraph for a Condemned Book” will be performed at 8 p.m. March 20 in the Power Center for the Performing Arts.

Sarah Rothenberg, artistic director for Da Camera of Houston; Jennifer Tipton, lighting designer; and Christopher Kondek, avant-garde video designer; combine masterpieces of Charles Baudelaire and Fredric Chopin to present a unique collaboration of the spoken word, theatrical lighting, video production and an intense classical piano performance.

This concert is part of the University Musical Society’s Literary Chamber Series.

For more information, call (734) 764-2538 or visit the Web at

Alumni Service nominations sought

Nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Service Award will be accepted through March 29. The award is presented to U-M graduates who have distinguished themselves by reason of services performed on behalf of the University or in connection with its organized alumni activities.

For a recommendation form and award criteria, contact Phyllis Taylor, (734) 763-9752 or, or visit the Web at