The University Record, October 22, 2001


SAPAC speaks out Oct. 23

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) is hosting the “15th Annual Speak Out” 7–10 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Michigan Union Ballroom.

Speak Out is an opportunity for survivors of sexualized violence to express themselves in a safe and supportive environment, and break the silence surrounding violence against women.

For more information, call (734) 998-9368.

Shayman will present RRP lecture Oct. 23

The Research Responsibility Program (RRP) will host James A. Shayman, associate chair and professor of internal medicine, and professor of pharmacology. Shayman will speak on “Responsible Authorship in the Biomedical Sciences” 5–7 p.m. Oct. 23 in Room F2305, Maternal and Child Health Center (MCHC).

This free session is part of the RRP, a series of information and discussion sessions on responsibility in the conduct and administration of research, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

For more information, call (734) 763-1289 or visit the Web at

Behold the power of women Oct. 23

Kate Davis, founder and president emeritus of the Sojourner Foundation; Karen and Joylan Herman of the Herman Family Foundation; and Margaret Talburtt, president of the Michigan Women’s Foundation, will present “The Power of Women: A New Force in Philanthropy” 1–2:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in Room 2239, Lane Hall.

The panelists will discuss the emerging women’s funding movement, efforts to challenge women to become philanthropists and support programs that benefit women and girls. This event is sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

For more information, call (734) 647-0774.

Jogging/walking season starts Oct. 29

The U-M Indoor Track Bldg. will be open for the public jogging/walking season Oct. 29–April 12. Normal building hours are 6 a.m.–1 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 7–10 p.m. Mon.–Thurs. and 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat.–Sun.

A monthly calendar indicating any deviation from the above hours will be posted. Membership fees for the season are $60 for faculty and staff, $30 for students and $80 for the general public. The drop-in fee is $5 per session.

For more information, call (734) 763-5088 or visit the Web at

MMB issues fundraising video

The “Michigan Tribute Video” is available for purchase. This special limited-edition video of the Michigan Marching Band’s (MMB) pre-game and half-time presentation Sept. 22 features the band’s opening with God Bless America and The Battle Hymn of the Republic.

The video features 30 minutes of the Western Michigan University Bronco Band joining the MMB for America the Beautiful.

All proceeds from the video sales will go to the American Red Cross. To purchase a copy of the Michigan Tribute Video, send a $20 check made out to the University of Michigan to: Michigan Tribute Video, Revelli Hall, 35 E. Hoover St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104-3707.

The price covers shipping and handling. Please allow four weeks for delivery.

For more information, call (734) 764-6525 or visit the Web at

Life as a single woman will be examined Oct. 24

Carol Allis, senior staff assistant at M-Care; Naomi Andre, assistant professor of women’s studies and of music; Eunice Burns, retired U-M staff member; and Laura Ponstein, U-M alumna, will participate in “Reflections on Life as a Single Woman” noon–1:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Michigan Room, Michigan League.

The creation of a rewarding and meaningful life as a single woman in a society strongly oriented toward couples is the focus of this panel.

This brown bag discussion is sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women and the Family Care Resources Program as part of the Work/Life/Family Series, in collaboration with the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program.

For more information, send e-mail to

Sawyer seminar series begins Oct. 25

Alcinda Honwana, program officer in charge of research, United Nations Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict in New York, and Filip De Boeck, co-director of the Africa Research Center and professor of anthropology at the University of Lueven in Belgium, will speak as part of the Sawyer Seminar Series. They will discuss “Children, Youth and Conflict—Innocence and Experience” 4–6 p.m. Oct. 25 in Room 1636, School of Social Work Bldg.

The International Institute and Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, with grant support from the Sawyer Seminar Series of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will sponsor this talk.

For more information, call (734) 764-2268 or visit the Web at

RFK aide will visit campus Oct. 26

Peter Edelman, law professor at Georgetown University Law Center, will deliver the keynote address, “Ending Poverty: What Would We Do if We Were Serious?” at the Trapped by Poverty/Trapped by Abuse Third Research Conference 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Michigan League.

Edelman, author of Searching for America’s Heart: RFK and the Renewal of Hope, was a top aide to Senator Robert F. Kennedy and later served as assistant secretary for planning and evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The conference is sponsored by the School of Social Work’s Center on Poverty, Risk and Mental Health, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and the Chicago-based Center for Impact Research.

As part of the program, a symposium on fatherhood initiatives and domestic violence begins at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 27.

For more information, visit the Web at

Buyer for higher education week is Oct. 22–26

The National Association of Education Buyers (NAEB), a professional association servicing the purchasing profession since 1921, has declared October 22–26 Buyer for Higher Education Week.

Purchasing Services will celebrate the week by hosting an open house 1–4 p.m. Oct. 26 in Room 7071, Wolverine Tower. This is an opportunity to meet the purchasing staff.

For more information, call (734) 936-2512.

Dakin returns Oct. 26

“A Salute to Christine Dakin,” a lecture/videotape showing event to honor Christine Dakin, Martha Graham Dance Company principle dancer and U-M alumna, is at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Betty Pease Studio Theater of the U-M Dance Bldg.

Elizabeth Bergmann, former U-M dance department chair and current dance director at the Office of the Arts, Harvard University, will interview Dakin. Beth Genne, associate professor of dance, and Peter Sparling, professor of dance and of music, and artistic director of the Peter Sparling Dance Company, also will speak on Dakin’s behalf.

Dakin will offer a master class in Martha Graham dance technique 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Oct. 28 in Studio A of the Dance Bldg. A public reception will follow.

For more information on these free events, call (734) 763-5460.

CVP’s telematics seminar is Oct. 30

The Business School’s Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance (CVP) is sponsoring “Participating in the Telematics Value Chain: A Seminar on Business Models and Practices” 7:30 a.m.–5:45 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Michigan League Ballroom. It will bring together business leaders from the automotive, electronics, telematics and finance industries to discuss the realities of and potential for value creation and participation in the emerging telematics industry value chain.

Registration is required; the seminar costs $995 for the first company participant and $795 for each additional participant from the same company.

To register online, visit the web at

For more information, call (734) 936-3528.

Watts reception is Oct. 25

A reception is planned for Charles M. Watts, chief of staff at U-M Hospital, 3–5 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Ford Ampitheater Lobby of University Hospital.

Watts is leaving the Health System after 25 years of service to assume the position of senior vice president of medical affairs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Additionally, he will serve as the senior associate dean for clinical affairs at Northwestern’s Medical School.

For more information, call (734) 764-1505.

IM flag football/wallyball begin Oct. 25

The Department of Recreational Sports Intramural (IM) sports program will begin its flag football games Oct. 25. Games will be played 5:30–11:30 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 12:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m. Sundays at the Mitchell Fields.

A mandatory managers’ meeting is at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Oct. 24 in Cliff Keen Arena.

Wallyball games also begin Oct. 25 and will be played 6–10 p.m. Mon.–Thurs. at the IM Sports Bldg.

A mandatory managers’ meeting is at 7:15 Oct. 24 in Cliff Keen Arena.

Entry fees of $78 for flag football and $50 for wallyball will be accepted 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the IM Sports Bldg.

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

Symposium will honor Becker Oct. 24

A symposium honoring ethnomusicologist Judith Becker will be held 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Michigan League. Paper presentations and panel discussions will address Becker’s contributions to the fields of ethnomusicology, Southeast Asian studies, and ritual studies. Becker will speak at 5 p.m.

The free, public symposium is sponsored by the School of Music, the Senior Vice Provost and the Department of Musicology.

For more information, call (909) 787-3726.

SI open house is Oct. 27

Those interested in learning more about careers in the information professions and in earning a master’s or doctoral degree in an information-related field are invited to the School of Information (SI) open house 1:30–4:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at West Hall.

Prospective students will meet faculty, staff and current students.

The master’s program offers specializations in archives and records management, human-computer interaction, information economics, and library and information services.

To register, call (734) 763-2285 or visit the Web at

Invention of perversion is the topic Oct. 23

Feminist anthropologist Gayle Rubin will present “Perversion: The First Century” at 4 p.m. Oct. 23 in Room 2553, LS&A Bldg.

Rubin’s lecture will “explore the concept of sexual perversion as it was developed within late-19th and early 20th-century psychiatry, medicine and sexology.” Rubin is in Ann Arbor for the fall term as the Norman Freehling Visiting Professor at the Institute for the Humanities.

For more information, contact the Institute for the Humanities, (734) 936-3518, or visit the Web at

Conference to ‘build for the future’ Oct. 30

“Building for the Future,” a one-day conference Oct. 30, will bring together K–12 educators, school board members, administrators, parents and teachers to examine the challenges communities confront in designing and financing schools.

Sponsors are the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, the School of Education, and the Office of the Vice President for Government Relations.

A registration fee of $50 (includes lunch) is required by Oct. 24 for those interested. To register or for more information, visit the Web at, or call (734) 763-5554.

UROP awards available for students

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) First Year Fellowship is offering $500–$1,000 awards to historically underrepresented minority students interested in a degree in engineering, physics and/or computer science.

Awards can be used for travel funding to present research at a professional conference, funding to purchase textbooks or as a scholarship.

The application deadline is Nov. 12. Applications are available at UROP, 715 N. University, Ste. 201, or on the Web at

For more information, contact Tanya Drosis, (734) 998-9381 or send e-mail to

Lee will interpret Rivera’s ‘Detroit Industry’ Oct. 26

Anthony Lee, associate professor of art at Mt. Holyoke College, will discuss “Social Realism and Race in Diego Rivera’s ‘Detroit Industry,’” 4–6 p.m. Oct. 26 in Auditorium A, Angell Hall.

Lee is the author of Painting to the Left: Diego Rivera, Radical Politics and San Francisco’s Public Murals.

Lee comes to U-M as a King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Professor.

For more information, contact Rebecca Zurier,