The University Record, March 18, 2002


White will address U women March 18

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

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

Goldburg to talk on biotech March 19

Rebecca Goldburg will present “Agricultural Biotechnology and the Environment” noon–1:30 p.m. March 19 in the Koessler Room of the Michigan League.

Goldburg, an ecologist, will focus on public policy issues regarding food production, primarily ecological and food safety issues concerning agricultural biotechnology, aquaculture and antibiotic resistance from overuse of antibiotics in agriculture.

For more information, call (734) 615-6431.

Inaugural lecture is March 20

David M. Halperin, professor of English, will present the W. H. Auden Collegiate Professorship of English Language and Literature inaugural lecture, titled “Mommie Queerest: Joan Crawford and Gay Male Subjectivity,” 4:10 p.m. March 20 in the Pendelton Room, Michigan Union.

Halperin will explore the uses that gay men have made of Joan Crawford and will try to discover what those uses mean about the subjective life of gay men who have been fascinated by this Hollywood icon.

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

Brooks to explore info revolution

Clinton Brooks of the National Security Agency will present “Information Revolution—No, Social Revolution” 4 p.m. March 20 in Auditorium B, Angell Hall.

Brooks proposes that a social revolution is happening fostered by the worldwide networks resulting from the information-communications technologies.

Brooks has been involved with National Security Agency missions of foreign signals intelligence and information systems security.

For more information, contact John Carlos Cantu, (734) 764-6276 or

‘La Cenerentola’ runs March 21–24

The U-M School of Music Opera Theatre will perform “La Cenerentola” at the Mend-elssohn Theatre. Performance times are 8 p.m. March 21–23 and 2 p.m. March 24.

This adaptation of the Cinderella story is appropriate for families. Instead of a fairy godmother, pumpkin-coach or glass slipper, a bracelet guides the prince after the ball.

To order tickets, call (734) 764-2538.

Fulbright discusses international ed

The Fulbright Association will host a panel discussion on “International Educational Exchange in an Age of Terrorism” 3–4:45 p.m. March 22 in the Ford Library Auditorium.

Panelists include Michael Kennedy, vice provost for international affairs and director of the International Institute; Rodolfo Altamir-ano, director of the International Center; John Godfrey, assistant dean of International Education at the Rackham School of Graduate Studies; and Cecilia Barajas, international admissions rep. at Eastern Michigan University.

Topics to be discussed include reconsidering the premises and purpose of international education, and welcoming foreign students to America, while guarding against those with a violent agenda.

For more information, call (734) 996-2880 or visit the Web at

Gender in Equity talk is March 25

The Academic Women’s Caucus will sponsor a panel discussion on the “Impact of the MIT Gender in Equity Study” 4–5:30 p.m. March 25 in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League.

Abigail Stewart, director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender; Lisa Ted-esco, vice president and secretary of the University; and Linda Katehi, dean of engineering at Purdue University, will lead the discussion.

For more information, call (734) 764-9537.

Censorship conference is March 22

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) will host a “Censoring Feminism” conference 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. March 22 in Room 4448, East Hall.

This one-day international conference will bring together U-M faculty and feminist scholars and activists from abroad to discuss issues related to feminism and censorship.

For more information on this IRWG sponsored conference, call (734) 615-8259.

Marriage law symposium is March 22

The Michigan Journal of Gender and Law of the Law School is sponsoring a symposium titled “Marriage Law: Obsolete or Cutting Edge?” 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. March 22 in Room 250, Hutchins Hall.

The symposium will express society’s interest in the institution of marriage and in legal and non-legal definitions of domestic partnerships and the family.

For more information, call Nicole Haaning, (734) 763-7378, or send e-mail to

Media Colloquium is March 22

The Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies will present “Covering the Middle East: Perspectives of Journalists from the Region on the America Media” 2–5 p.m. March 22 in Room 1840, School of Social Work Bldg.

The events of Sept. 11 have sparked an intense interest in the Middle East and a desire to understand its societies. The panel will discuss how this part of the world is covered by the American media.

Participating on the panel are Rami Khouri, syndicated columnist; Ahmet Altan, former author of the Turkish Daily Milliyet’on; Javed Nazir, joint editor of the Frontier Post in Pakistan; and Deborah Horan, syndicated columnist for the Houston Chronicle.

For more information, call (734) 764-0350.

Correspondent will speak March 26

News correspondent John Hockenberry will speak on his life experiences at 7:30 p.m. March 26 in the Michigan Union Ballroom.

Hockenberry, who lost the use of his legs due to a spinal cord injury, serves as host for two MSNBC prime-time television news programs. His prior assignments include “Dateline NBC” and anchoring “The Talk of the Nation” on National Public Radio.

Excellent reporting has earned Hockenberry three Emmy awards, two Peabody awards and a National Headliner award.

For more information, contact Wanda Monroe at (734) 936-3814.

Entrepreneurial financing discussion is March 22–24

The Business School will host a seminar on entrepreneurial financing March 22–24 at the School’s Executive Education Center in Sam Wyly Hall.

Topics include valuation, capital structure, securities, balancing financing strategy with business strategy, frameworks for negotiating financing, management of the firm’s equity and strategic alternatives.

For registration information, visit the Web at

E/Motion exhibition opens March 20

The E/Motion exhibition will be on display March 20–31 at the Media Union Gallery. This exhibition aims to stimulate reflection on what is common and what is distinct in the expression of emotion across people, societies and even animals. Traveling through a multiformat, multimedia exhibition, audience members are invited to begin their own exploration of the body language of emotion.

For more information, send e-mail to