The University Record, November 19, 2001


Holiday closure information needed

A listing of holiday closures and special hours will be included in the Dec. 10 issue of the Record. Information must be received by 5 p.m. Dec. 4. Send material by e-mail to or by fax to (734) 764-7084.

Secure property during holiday break

Before leaving your office, classroom or laboratory for the Thanksgiving break, be sure to secure all property by locking desks and doors and checking all windows to be sure they are closed. Turn off all equipment that will not be used during the break, such as copiers, coffee makers, computer monitors and printers, and space heaters.

Keeping equipment stored and locked will reduce the opportunities for theft, and turning off equipment will reduce the chances of accidental electrical fires while reducing utility usage.

For any special security needs during the holiday break, contact the Department of Public Safety at (734) 763-3434.

Porter to give Nietzsche talk Nov. 20

James I. Porter, professor of classical studies, will give a talk on “Nietzsche and the Philology of the Future” at noon Nov. 20 in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League. This is the final presentation in the Institute for Humanities Series on Philology, Ancient and New. For more information, call (734) 936-1930.

D.C. office will visit ISR Nov. 20

Michael Waring, executive director of federal relations and director of the U-M Washington, D.C., office, and Tobin Smith, director of federal relations and assistant director of the U-M Washington, D.C., office, will give a presentation and discussion 2–3 p.m. Nov. 20 in Room 6050, Institute for Social Research (ISR) Bldg.

Topics include the changing environment in Washington, D.C., since Sept. 11 and what it means for social science funding, what the University’s office in D.C. does for the ISR and how they can work together. For more information, call (734) 764-8354.

IM basketball tourney is Dec. 8

The Intramural (IM) Sports Program will take entries for the pre-season basketball tournament 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Dec. 3–5 at the IM Sports Bldg (IMSB). A mandatory managers’ meeting will be conducted at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 in Cliff Keen Arena.

The team entry fee is $35. The tournament will be held at the IMSB at 10 a.m. Dec. 8 and 1 p.m. Dec. 9. For more information, call (734) 763-3562.

Hanlon will discuss discrete math

Philip Hanlon, associate dean of LS&A and the Donald J. Lewis Collegiate Professor of Mathematics, will present his named professorship lecture, “New Frontiers in Applied Mathematics,” at 4:10 p.m. Nov. 27 in the Pendleton Room, Michigan Union.

Hanlon will discuss “discrete math,” a kind of mathematical problem that arises particularly in applications to the information sciences. As a specific application, Hanlon will look at the mathematical structure of riffle shuffling—the process most commonly utilized to shuffle a deck of playing cards.

For more information, call (734) 998-6244.

Talk on lymphedema is Nov. 28

Are you struggling with lymphedema following your breast cancer surgery? Kathy Konosky, occupational therapist for the Health System, will lead a free discussion for learning about “Advances in Lymphedema Management” at the Breast Cancer Monthly Support Group meeting 7–8:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Comprehensive Cancer Center.

For more information or to register, call (734) 764-3115.

U-M Flint offering women’s self-defense workshop Nov. 28

An interactive workshop in self-defense for women will be offered 6–8 p.m. Nov. 28 at the U-M Flint Recreation Center. Presented by Jon Morey, founder of the Sun Moo Do Academy in Flushing, this free workshop is open to the community.

Workshop participants will learn how to avoid potentially violent situations and protect themselves by learning physical skills and techniques for protection.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life, Department of Recreational Services, Women’s Educational Center, Department of Public Safety and the Campus Programming Board of U-M Flint.

For more information or to register, call (810) 762-3441.

Underground Railroad research forum is Nov. 29

David Scobey, associate professor of architecture and urban planning, and director of the Arts of Citizenship Program, will moderate a forum on recent approaches to study of the Underground Railroad with a focus on southeastern Michigan at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Ann Arbor District Library.

This event is in conjunction with “Midnight Journey,” an exhibition on the Underground Railroad mounted by Arts of Citizenship that is on display at the library through Nov. 30. For more information, call (734) 615-0609.

Mbembe to give next lecture in Contested Childhood series Nov. 29

The next public lecture in the Contested Childhood lecture series will be presented by Achille Mbembe, professor at the University of Paris—Pantheon Sorbonne and Witwat-ersrand, Institute for Social and Economic Studies, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, titled “The Practice of Joy Before Death: Re-Reading Bataille in Times of AIDS,” 4–6 p.m. Nov. 29 in Room 1636, International Institute.

This talk is co-sponsored by the International Institute and the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies. The Contested Childhood program is funded by the Saywer Seminar Series of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Advanced Study Center, International Institute. For more information, call (734) 764-2268.

Nussbaum will explore our global duties Dec. 3

Martha Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, will give the Institute for Humanities Marc and Constance Jacobson Lecture and speak on “Global Duties: Cicero’s Problematic Legacy” at 4 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union.

Stephen Darwell, chair and professor of philosophy; Fatma Muge Gocek, director of sociology, and associate professor of sociology and of women’s studies; and Catherine MacKinnon, professor of law, will discuss Nussbaum’s talk during a symposium at 4 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Wolverine Room, Michigan Union.

For more information on these free, public events, call (734) 936-3518; send e-mail to or visit the Web at

Toys for Tots drive kicks off Dec. 3

The School of Social Work (SSW) is coordinating its annual Toys for Tots drive in conjunction with the U-M ROTC Dec. 3–18.

All donations are given to children throughout Washtenaw County and should be new items that are not wrapped. Donations may be brought to the School at Room 2834, School of Social Work Bldg. (at the corner of S. and E. University Streets).

For further information, contact Mary Quigley, call (734) 936-1964, or send e-mail to

School of Information expoSItion is Nov. 30

The School of Information will hold an expoSItion, a showcase of master’s and doctoral student projects, noon–4 p.m. Nov. 30 in Room 411, West Hall. Students will show projects in library and information services, archives and records management, information economics, and human-computer interaction. Meet the presenters and try out their projects at this event, organized by student volunteers.

For more information about the expoSItion, call (734) 615-8294, send e-mail to or visit the Web at

Paley comes to campus Dec. 4

Author Grace Paley will present a fiction reading at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Michigan League Ballroom. A public reception will follow the reading.

Paley also will lecture on “In and Out of Literature” at 5 p.m. Dec. 6 in Hale Auditorium.

In 1959, Paley’s stories emerged on the literary scene with their distinctive style and unusual honesty about issues that were ahead of their time, especially single parenthood and female sexuality. Paley’s visit is sponsored by the Department of English Language and Literature.

For more information, call (734) 615-3710 or send e-mail to

SHOUT now accepting Golden Apple nominations

Students Honoring Outstanding University Teaching (SHOUT) is accepting nominations for the Golden Apple Award for outstanding University teaching. The award is presented annually to a distinguished University faculty member as selected by a committee of students.

The committee, established by Hillel and the Apple Computer Corporation to foster increased recognition of the efforts of educators, solicits nominations, selects the recipient and plans an event honoring the winner in which the recipient delivers his/her “Ideal Last Lecture.”

Previous recipients are listed on the group’s Web site, Any student may nominate a professor by visiting that Web site until Thanksgiving Day. For more information, contact Brian Netter, (734) 222-8242 or

December transaction processing by Financial Depts.

Due to the holidays, the following documents must be received by the Financial Departments, at the addresses and times indicated below, in order to be processed for December business:

Accounts Receivable, 3089 Wolverine Tower 1287
Credit Memos, 5 p.m. Dec. 19
Sales Invoices, 5 p.m. Dec. 19
Cashier Offices
Cash Receipts, 2 p.m. Dec. 20
Various Financial Operations Offices
Journal Entries, noon Dec. 20
Please note: Service Unit Billings can be uploaded before 5 p.m. Dec. 26.
In order to streamline this process, complete documents and send them in as early as possible.