The University Record, October 8, 2001


Like to sing?

Come join the business and finance Diversity Choir. The choir will perform at the business and finance Martin Luther King Jr. Day convocation Jan. 21, 2002. Rehearsals are held 3:30–5:00 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 9 in the Student Theatre Arts Complex, 1201 Kipke Dr.

Release time for business and finance staff members traditionally has been approved by Robert Kasdin, executive vice president and chief financial officer, subject to the approval of individual departments.

All University faculty, staff and students are invited to join, with or without formal musical training.

For more information or to sign up, contact Paige Prieskorn, or (734) 763-9379.

Phi Beta Kappa scholar will visit today

J. William Schopf, professor of paleobiology, Earth and Sciences Department at the University of California, Los Angeles, will be a visiting Phi Beta Kappa scholar Oct. 8–9. Schopf will deliver two free lectures: “Discovery of Earth’s Earliest Fossil—A Solution to Darwin’s Dilemma” at 4 p.m. today (Oct. 8) in Auditorium 4, Modern Languages Bldg., and “Disparate Rates, Differing Fates: Tempo and Mode of Evolution Change from the Precambrian to the Phanerozoic” at 4 p.m. Oct. 9 in room 1800, Chemistry Bldg.

For more information, call (734) 764-6274.

Power Center upcoming events

The University’s Major Events Office/Division of Student Affairs will present three events at the Power Center Oct. 11–14: “An Evening With Jane Monheit” begins at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11; the San Francisco Mime Troupe performs “Eating It” at 8 p.m. Oct. 12 and Robert Mirabel performs “Music From a Painted Cave” at 7 p.m. Oct. 14.

For more information, call (734) 763-5117; to charge tickets by phone, call (734) 763-TKTS (8587).

Lecture in memory of Tamara Williams is Oct. 17

Lydia Walker, a speaker, trainer and author, will present “The Struggle to End the Oppression of Dating and Domestic Violence: Staying on Track” at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in Room 1324, East Hall.

This lecture will be held in memory of Tamara Williams (1976–1997), a U-M senior killed by her boyfriend. It is sponsored by the School of Social Work, Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center, Interdisciplinary Research Program on Violence Across the Life Span, and University Housing.

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

IM Sports offering football, ice hockey, golf

The Intramural (IM) Sports Program will take entries for the 2001 pre-season football tournament 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Oct. 15–17 at the IM Sports Bldg. (IMSB), 606 E. Hoover. The tournament will be held at 9 a.m. Oct. 20 and 10 a.m. Oct. 21 at the Mitchell Fields, with a $35 entry fee per team.

Entries will be accepted for fall term ice hockey 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the IMSB. Games will be played 10 p.m.–1 a.m. Sunday–Thursday, beginning Oct. 21, at Yost Ice Arena. The entry fee is $410 per team.

The 2001 two-person team scramble golf tournament entry deadline is 4:30 p.m. Oct. 18, also at the IMSB. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Oct. 21 at the U-M Golf Course. There is a fee of $25 per team. An additional $23 course fee is due at time of play.

For more information, call (734) 763-3562.

Kids Kare at Home registration begins today

Free registration for Kids Kare at Home, a backup child care service for emergencies, is offered Oct. 8–26. The program is partially subsidized by the University and is administered by the Family Care Resources Program, a division of Human Resources and Affirmative Action.

Kids Kare at Home contracts with an accredited home health care agency to provide service in the child’s own home. Services are available to registered faculty or staff with at least a half-time appointment at the Ann Arbor, Flint or Dearborn campuses, and registered full- or half-time students at the Ann Arbor campus.

Services are offered on a sliding fee scale, based on annual household income, and participants must register each year. Families are allowed a maximum of 48 hours of service Nov. 1, 2001–Oct. 31, 2002.

For program details or to register online, visit the Web at For more information, call (734) 936-8677.

Depression screenings offered Oct. 11

The U-M Depression Center, Psychiatry Department and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) will offer free depression screenings 8–10 a.m. and 4–6 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Riverview Outpatient Facility, 900 Wall St.

Screening participants will hear an educational presentation from a physician and be able to ask questions, complete a written screening test and talk privately with a mental health professional. Individuals who need more assistance will be given a local list of referrals.

The Depression Center hopes to improve depression recognition throughout Michigan. For more information, call Sarah Newlin at (734) 763-7495.

Designer shoe proceeds to benefit breast cancer research

Purchase half-price designer shoes from the comfort of your sofa and support breast cancer research at U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center at the same time. U-M has been selected as a beneficiary of the QVC “Shoes on Sale,” a televised fundraiser benefiting breast cancer research and education programs.

The QVC cable station is airing regular segments weekdays through October. Additional funding will be raised through an eBay auction on the Web at

Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) donated more than 100,000 pairs of designer shoes, which will be offered at half the retail price on QVC with a portion of the net proceeds benefiting the U-M Cancer Center.

For more information, call (734) 936-9583.

Fall cancer research symposium is Oct. 19

The U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center will sponsor the Fall Cancer Research Symposium from 8 a.m.—5 p.m. Oct. 19 in Dow Auditorium, Towsley Center. The symposium will feature Elaine Ostrander of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Jacqueline Lees of the MIT Cancer Center, Michael Kastan of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Jacques Banchereau of the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research.

Signaling transduction, novel technologies and approaches to analysis of genetic defects, and gene and protein expression will be discussed. Lunch is provided. Registration is required by Oct. 12.

For further information or to register, contact Ginny Schneider, (734) 936-9603, or visit the Web at

Ruark is coming Oct. 11

As part of the Visiting Writers Series, author Gibbons Ruark will read from his work at 5 p.m. Oct. 11 in Hale Auditorium. Ruark’s poems appear in magazines, and in various anthologies and texts.

This free event is open to the public and sponsored by the Department of English and the Office of the Provost.

For more information, call (734) 764-6330.

$6,000 in scholarships up for grabs

The U-M Urban Land Institute Real Estate Forum is offering six $1,000 scholarships to U-M graduate students. This year’s forum, Nov. 8–9, with the theme “I.T.’s Happening in Washtenaw: Sustaining Diversified Development,” will focus on issues and sites in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw county.

To be considered for a scholarship, graduate students must submit their resume and a brief paper on “The Evolving Role of Sustainability as it Relates to Urban/Suburban Environments.” All submissions must be sent by e-mail to both Peter Allen,, and Jim Kosteva,, by 5 p.m. Oct. 26.

For students, the cost to attend the forum is $25 per day, which includes lunch. For non-students, the fee is $250 (including both days and lunch) if registered on or before Oct. 20, or $280 after that date. A single day with lunch is $150.

For more information or to register for the forum, call Penny Tully at (734) 647-2791.

RRP sponsors October events

The Research Responsibility Program (RRP) will host Steven G. Heeringa, director of survey operations at the Survey Research Center, and Edward B. Goldman, assistant general counsel. They will co-present “Human Participant Protections in the Social Sciences” 5–7 p.m. Oct. 10 in Room 6050, Institute for Social Research.

Eric L. Dey, associate professor and associate dean of education, will speak on “Responsible Authorship in the Social Sciences” 5–7 p.m. Oct. 17 in Room 4448, East Hall.

James A. Shayman, associate chair and professor of internal medicine and professor of pharmacology, will present “Responsible Authorship in the Biomedical Sciences” 5–7 p.m. in F2305, Maternal and Child Health Center.

The RRP, sponsored by the U-M Office of the Vice President for Research, is a series of information and discussion sessions on responsibility in the conduct and administration of research.

For more information, call (734) 763-1289.

Children with autism are focus Oct. 25

Catherine Lord has been selected as the new director of the U-M Autism and Communication Disorders Center, a unit of the Institute for Human Adjustment. Lord will speak on “Early Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The National Academies of Science 2001 Report” 4:30–6 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium.

In addition to directing the new center, Lord is professor of psychology and senior scientist with the Center for Human Growth and Development.

Parking passes are limited, and requests must be received by Oct. 8 to receive a pass in advance. Metered parking also is available.

For more information or to RSVP, send e-mail to or call (734) 936-8600.

Kearns Goodwin broadcast scheduled

Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian, will be featured during a special broadcast at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 on UMTV (channel 22 on Comcast in the greater Ann Arbor Area).

Kearns Goodwin’s presentation will share her experiences in writing three presidential biographies and her own memoir of growing up in the 1950s.

This broadcast is affiliated with the Making of America (MoA) project by the University Library. For details on MoA, visit the Web at

For more information on UMTV broadcasts, visit the Web at

Tour Matthaei during October

Tours on the theme “Fall Splendor in the Garden” will be led by docents each Sunday afternoon in October. The trail tour is at 1 p.m. Oct. 7 and Conservatory tours are held at 2 p.m. each Sunday.

Interested individuals should arrive 15 minutes before the tour is scheduled to begin. The tour fee is $1 per person, in addition to any admission charge. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes appropriate for the weather.

For further information, call (734) 998-7061.

Public carillon concerts

U-M carillon concerts are played noon–12:30 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 10:15–10:45 a.m. Sat. at the Burton Memorial Tower and 1–1:30 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 1:15–2 p.m. Sun. at the Lurie Tower, when classes are in session.

The public is welcome to visit the playing rooms and watch the performers. For more information, call (734) 764-2539.

Free sampling of activities

The Michigan League will present workshops focusing on “A Taste of Wellness,” 6–8 p.m. on varying Wednesdays throughout the fall in the Henderson Room.

“Meditation” will be the focus Oct. 10, “Massage” Oct. 17, “Yoga” Nov. 7, “Stress Management” Nov. 14 and “Self Defense” Nov. 28.

To reserve a spot, call (734) 763-4652 or send e-mail to

M-CARE announcement

Thomas C. Platt recently was named vice president and corporate medical director of M-CARE, effective Oct. 1. Platt primarily will be responsible for medical management activities, including case and utilization management, and pharmacy services.

Retreat brings families together

The Circle of Care Family Retreat will be held 12:30–5:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. This retreat offers a unique opportunity for family and friends to come together to share their cancer experiences. Activities will include a family nature walk, art projects and discussions designed to help patients and families reflect on the experience of cancer.

Registration fees of $10 per person or $25 per family include the cost of refreshments. Children ages five and older are welcome to participate. Free child care is available for younger children.

To register or for more information, call (800) 865-1125 before Oct. 12.