The University Record, November 12, 2001


D’Arms Faculty Awards Nov. 13

The Graduate School will hold its annual D’Arms Faculty Awards for Distinguished Graduate Mentoring in the Humanities and the Graduate Student Instructor Awards ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Koessler Library, Michigan League.

The keynote will be delivered by Edward L. Ayers, dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Hugh P. Kelly Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He will share his thoughts and experiences on The Valley of the Shadow: An Experiment in Integrating Digital Technology with the Humanities and Social Sciences.

For more information, contact Vi Benner, or (734) 647-4566; Lynne Dumas, or (734) 647-2644; or visit the Web at

Family workshop on depression is today

Physicians and social workers from the Department of Psychiatry will present a workshop for people with depression and family members older than age 12 at 6–8 p.m. today (Nov. 12) at the East Ann Arbor Health Center on Plymouth Rd.

This workshop offers patients and families an opportunity to learn about depression and gather information about risk factors, treatments, impact on families and healthful ways of interacting with each other. It will highlight the most important facts about depression and its affect on different ages. Multi-generational education materials will be provided and open discussions will be facilitated at the end of the session. The workshop fee is $25 per person or $30 per family.

For more information or to register, call (734) 764-0267.

Emergency Preparedness test Nov. 13

The City of Ann Arbor’s Office of Emergency Preparedness will conduct its monthly test of the emergency siren system, generally used for tornado watches and warnings, at 1 p.m. Nov. 13.

MLK symposium is Jan. 7–Feb. 4

The Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Symposium is scheduled for Jan. 7–Feb. 4. The 2002 theme is “Honoring, Challenging and Living.” Noted actors and life-long figures in the struggle for civil rights and social justice, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, will deliver the Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture at 10 a.m. Jan. 21 in Hill Auditorium.

For more information, call (734) 936-1055. Registration is available on the Web at

Fellowship applications due Dec. 7

The U-M Institute for the Humanities welcomes applications for 2002–03 Faculty Fellowships from full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty at the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses.

Because the Institute seeks to include at least one practicing artist each year, applications from eligible faculty in the visual, performing and creative arts are encouraged. Faculty Fellows are resident in the Institute, where they have offices, participate in a weekly seminar with other Faculty and Graduate Student Fellows, and teach a course during one term. When the Fellowship is combined with a sabbatical leave, the teaching is optional.

Important selection criteria include the humanities content of the proposed research project, and its promise and significance. Interest in interdisciplinary work is another factor, along with the quality, significance and breadth of the applicants’ prior work.

Applications, due by 5 p.m. Dec. 7, 2001, may be obtained on the Web at, by e-mail request to or by calling (734) 936-3518.

Regents will meet Nov. 15–16

The U-M Board of Regents is scheduled to hold its monthly meeting Nov. 15–16. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Administration Bldg. Public comments will be held at 4 p.m. The meeting will continue at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 16 in the Regents’ Room.

Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance should contact the Regents’ Office two weeks in advance. 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.

Bowman will speak on river restoration

Margaret Bowman, senior director of Dam Programs at American Rivers, will speak about river restoration through dam removal and her experience directing the Rivers Unplugged program at American Rivers. Her talk, “Rivers Unplugged: River Restoration Through Dam Removal,” will take place 1–2:30 p.m. today (Nov. 12) in the Koessler Room, Michigan League.

American Rivers is a non-profit conservation organization founded in 1973 dedicated to protecting and restoring American rivers and fostering river stewardship.

This free, public talk is jointly sponsored by the Ecosystem Management Initiative and the Aquatics Seminar Series of the School of Natural Resources and Environment.

For more information, visit the Web at or call (734) 615-6431.

Philology talk is Nov. 13

Catherine Brown, associate professor of Romance languages and literature, and of comparative literature, will discuss “This Loved Philology” at noon Nov. 13 in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League. This free, public event is part of the Institute for the Humanities series on Philology, Ancient and New.

For more information, call (734) 936-1930.

Marmot to speak today

Michael G. Marmot, director of the International Centre for Health and Society and professor of public health and of epidemiology at University College (London, England), will give a talk titled “Inequalities in Health: Interaction of Research and Policy,” as the Thomas Francis Jr. Memorial Lecture, 4 p.m. Nov. 13 in Auditorium II, School of Public Health Bldg. II.

Marmot’s talk is hosted by the School of Public Health. For more information, call (734) 764-5435.

Performances of are Nov. 15–17

The Department of Theatre and Drama presents David Hare’s The Secret Rapture at 8 p.m. Nov. 15–17 and 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Mendelssohn Theatre. John Neville-Andrews, associate professor of theatre and drama, will direct.

The play tells of a family in crisis after the death of their patriarch, Robert. Robert’s daughter Isobel is pressured by her sister to hire their alcoholic stepmother to work in her small design firm. Hare builds the remainder of the plot upon the theme that “good people bring out the worst in us.”

Ticket prices are $20 and $15 for reserved seating; with identification, students pay $7.

For more information or to order tickets by phone, call (734) 764-2538.

Motor City exhibition at library

Books and memorabilia highlighting Detroit are all part of a new exhibition in the North Lobby of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library entitled, “Motor City and More.” In honor of the city’s 300th birthday and the Detroit 300 Theme Semester in LS&A, the display highlights the topics of sports, film, music, the automotive industry, art and architecture, and fiction that are part of Detroit and its history. One case is specifically devoted to the U-M Detroit Observatory.

The exhibition draws on resources from several of the 19 libraries that comprise the University Library, as well as personal items from Library staff. The exhibit will remain on display through the end of fall term.

For more information, send e-mail to

Book drive starts today

The University’s America Reads Tutoring Corps with the assistance of Washtenaw Literacy is running a month-long book drive Nov. 12–Dec. 14. Later in December, in honor of the winter holidays, books will be presented to the children and schools served by the America Reads program.

Any donations of new or gently used children’s books, appropriate for pre-kindergarten to third graders, will be appreciated. Donations can be dropped off on campus at the Women’s Studies, Education and Social Work departments, as well as the Office of Financial Aid and the Alumni Association.

For more information, contact Whitney Begeman at (734) 647-7766.

Symposium to feature the life and works of Mike Gold

“A Symposium on the Life and Works of Mike Gold (1893–1967),” recognizing the lifelong works of Mike Gold, proletarian writer, critic and editor of the New Masses, will be held 4–6 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Special Collections Library, Hatcher Graduate Library.

The symposium celebrates the University’s acquisition of the Mike Gold and Michael Folsum papers that include interview transcripts, Gold’s autobiographical writings, manuscripts, correspondence and other documents. They are part of the Labadie Collection, one of the world’s top research collections of social protest materials.

The symposium will feature guest speakers expert in Gold’s writings. A discussion and reception will follow. The event is sponsored by the University Library, Office of the President, the Institute for the Humanities and Arts, the English Department, Arts of Citizenship Program and Program in American Culture.

For more information, contact Julie Herrada at (734) 764-9377 or To learn more about the Labadie Collection, visit the Web at

Shapiro presents Waggoner lecture Dec. 5

Harold T. Shapiro, president emeritus and professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University, chair of the National Bioethics Advisory Committee, and past president of U-M, will present the Raymond W. Waggoner Lectureship on Ethics and Values in Medicine, “Ethical Considerations in Research on Human Subjects: Time for Change,” at 4 p.m. Dec. 5 in Auditorium F2305, Maternal and Child Health Center.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry and the Historical Center for the Health Sciences.

For more information, call (734) 647-8762.

Biotechnology lecture is today

Fred Buttel, chair of the Department of Rural Sociology at the University of Wisconsin, will speak about “Why the Future of ‘Biotechnology’ May Have Little to Do with the Fate of GMOs (Genetically Manipulated Organisms)” at 1 p.m. today (Nov. 12) in Room 1636, School of Social Work Bldg.

This event is part of the 2001–2002 Distinguished Speaker Series and is sponsored by the Program on Science, Technology and Society, and the International Institute.

For more information, send e-mail to

RRP event Nov. 13

Brenda W. Gillespie, associate director of the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research (CSCAR), and assistant professor of biostatistics; and Edward D. Rothman, director of CSCAR and professor of statistics, will present the next topic in the Research Responsibility Program (RRP): “Responsible Data Management.” The presentation is 5–7 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Maternal and Child Health Center Auditorium.

The RRP, sponsored by the U-M Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), is a series of free information sessions on responsibility in the conduct and administration of research. The full RRP schedule is online at

For more information, send e-mail to, or call OVPR at (734) 763-1289.

U-M Detroit Observatory events

Edward Voss, professor emeritus of botany, will present a free lecture titled “19th Century Plant Collectors in Michigan: Physicians as Botanists” at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at the U-M Detroit Observatory. Before modern pharmacy, physicians were trained in botany and spent time collecting and studying plants.

Enjoy a docent-guided tour of the restored observatory 11–2 p.m. Nov. 29. A $5 donation is suggested.

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

‘Social Work Day’ is Nov. 14

The School of Social Work is hosting a “Social Work Day” for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the field of social work 3–5 p.m. Nov. 14 in Room 1636, School of Social Work Bldg.

Professors, administrators and students will present the program and career opportunities.

For more information, call (734) 764-3309, and press “0.”

Medici String Quartet visit

Paul Robertson of the Medici String Quartet, violinist and professor, will give a free lecture, “Music and the Mind,” at 4 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Auditorium of the Maternal and Child Health Center.

The full Medici String Quartet will give a free music recital by Haydn and Mendelssohn at noon Nov. 15 in the lobby of the University Hospital, and an 8 p.m. Nov. 15 performance of Haydn, Janacek and Ravel at Kerrytown Concert House. Tickets for the Kerrytown performance are $25, $15 and $10.

The quartet’s visit is presented by the Gifts of Art program in collaboration with the Life Sciences, Values and Society Program and the Historical Center for the Health Sciences. Sponsors include the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, the Office of the Senior Vice Provost, the Arts at Michigan Program and the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Center. Major funding is provided by Pfizer Global Research, Ann Arbor Laboratories.

For more information, call Gifts of Art at (734) 936-ARTS (2787).