The University Record, October 29, 2001


Archiving the past

Attend a free lecture at the U-M Detroit Observatory on “History and Memory: Problems in the Pursuit of the Past” at 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Francis Blouin, professor of history and information, will discuss archives, museums and the political culture that challenges their process of reconstructing the past. For more information, call (734) 763-2230.

Fabric of Everyday Life at Kelsey Museum

The whole family is invited to the Kelsey Museum 10 a.m.–noon Nov. 3 to find out how Romans and Greeks dressed and even what children wore in the ancient world. Kids can weave cloth, spin yarn and even try on garments from a Roman soldier, priestess and bride. Other hands-on activities include making a fresco painting and jewelry. The cost is $10 for one child, $7 for each additional child. Space is limited. Make reservations by calling (734) 647-4167.

Walk away cold-weather doldrums

Don’t forgo your exercise program because of cold weather. The U-M Indoor Track Building is open for public walking and jogging. The building is open 6 a.m.–1 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 7–10 p.m. Mon.–Thurs., and 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Season membership fees are $60 for faculty and staff, $30 for students and $80 for the general public. There is a $5 drop-in fee per session. For more information, call (734) 763-5088.

Michigan Road Scholars deadline is Nov. 30

Faculty interested in the 2002 Michigan Road Scholars traveling seminar on the State of Michigan need to have their applications in by Nov. 30. The fourth annual tour highlights the state’s economy, government, culture, educational systems, health and social issues, history and geography. It is designed to increase mutual knowledge and understanding between the University, and the people and communities of the state. Thirty people will be chosen for the April 29–May 3 tour. For more information, call (734) 764-9256 or visit the Web at

Adaptive technology site assists with disabilities and ergonomics

The Adaptive Technology Computing Site (ATCS) is open to faculty, students and staff who are physically, visually, learning or ergonomically impaired. The ATCS has oversized workstations, a multitude of software and hardware for the hearing and sight impaired. Ergonomic chairs, keyboards and workstations also are available. The ATCS is open daily 8 a.m.–5 a.m. and is located in Room B126 of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library.

Retirees meet Nov. 8

The U-M Retirees Association will meet at 3:15 p.m. Nov. 8 in Suite 18 of Wolverine Tower. Attendees will learn about programs available to them through the Turner Geriatric Center and the Turner Senior Resource Center. For more information, call (734) 647-9841.

The Middle English Dictionary goes electronic

The Middle English Dictionary has been reborn at the U-M. Find out about the Middle English Compendium, an online version of the Middle English Dictionary, at a free discussion hosted by Frances McSparran, at noon Oct. 30 in the Michigan League. The electronic dictionary will help researchers and scholars who work with the language and literature from the years 1150–1500. This lecture is the third in a six-part series on Philology, Ancient and New sponsored by the Institute for Humanities.

Arb annual meeting is Oct. 30

Join the Friends of Nichols Arboretum for their 2001 annual meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Vandenburg Room, Michigan League. Bill Schneider, U-M graduate of landscape architecture, will discuss “A Celebration of Native Shrubs,” and Kate Mendeloff, lecturer at the Residential College will present “A Look Back at A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Arb.” For more information on this free public meeting, call (734) 998-9542.

Tanner Lecture on Human Values

Michael Fried, Herbert Boone Professor of Humanities and director of the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University will speak on “Roger Fry’s Formalism” at 4 p.m. Nov. 2 in Auditorium A, at Angell Hall. A symposium will follow at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 3 in the Vandenberg Room of the Michigan League. For more information, call (734) 764-6285.

U-M hosts conference on nurse-managed primary care

The Michigan Academic Consortium: Nurse Managed Primary Care will host a two-day conference designed to share information and ideas aimed at improving care through nurse-managed primary care facilities. The consortium is made up of four Michigan-based universities that teamed up three years ago to better understand the issues facing nurse-managed centers. The sessions are 1–7 p.m. Nov. 1 and 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Crowne Plaza hotel near Briarwood Mall.

Cost is $125, $25 for students, including meals and program materials. For more information, visit the Web at

Michigan photographers display work at U-M-Dearborn

The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery is showing “Focus 2000: The Traveling Portfolio” a collection of photographs selected from hundreds exhibited in a special Millennium celebration in 2000. The works are by some of Michigan’s most prominent photographers working in a variety of styles and techniques. The gallery is on the third floor of the Mardigian Library and is free to the public. Hours are 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. For more information, call (313) 593-5058.

Alcohol Research Center changes name

The U-M Alcohol Research Center has changed its name to the U-M Addiction Center, but is keeping its acronym UMARC. The name change more accurately represents the Center’s work on alcohol and the abuse of other substances.

Michigan’s Native Americans: Heritage and Living Traditions

The Exhibit Museum of Natural History will host a Native art demonstration, Native storytelling and other Native exhibits such as Pow Wows Nov. 9. The museum offers programs for fourth-and fifth-grade school groups. Pre-registration is required. Call (734) 764-0478.

Native American Heritage Month Celebration

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the Exhibit Museum of Natural History Nov. 18. Families and others are invited to see Native art demonstrations, listen to a Native storyteller and visit hands-on stations. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call (734) 763-4191.

Register now for scary events tonight

The Matthaei Botanical Gardens is hosting “A Halloween Happening: Spirited Plants” 6–8 p.m. tonight (Oct. 29).

The event features a haunted house tour of the Conservatory and tales to curl the hair and chill the spine. Stations, hosted by students of the Ann Arbor Girls Middle School, will include:

  • Palm reading

  • Squaro juice storytelling

  • Bobbing for apples

  • Mystery body parts

    Seasonal treats will be provided and guests may come in costume. The cost is $5. To register, call (734) 998-7061.

    Graduate nursing information forum

    The U-M School of Nursing will host a Graduate Information Forum (Discovery Night) 6–8 p.m. Nov. 8 at the School of Nursing. Learn about graduate programs in nursing and meet faculty for informal advising. To register or to request information, call (734) 647-0109 or (734) 763-5985.

    Interlibrary loan and document delivery

    Issues surrounding interlibrary loan and document delivery will be featured during a two-day national conference Nov. 8–9. Sponsored by the University Library and Association of Research Libraries (ARL), “Shaping Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery in the 21st Century” will highlight current services. It also will explore the benefits of emerging service options such as direct consortial borrowing and explain the role of technology. The Michigan League will host the event beginning at 8:30 a.m. Vendor exhibits open at noon on Nov. 8. For more information, visit the Web at

    Telematics will be focus of Business School seminar

    The U-M Business School’s Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance (CVP) will host a day-long seminar on telematics Oct. 30 at the Michigan League Ballroom. “Participating in the Telematics Value Chain: A Seminar on Business Models and Practices” will bring together business leaders from automotive, electronics, telematics and finance industries to discuss the realities of and potential of the emerging telematics industry. For registration and other information, call (734) 936-8253.

    CEW scholarship applications available

    Scholarship applications are available at the Center for the Education of Women (CEW) for 2002–03 school year at the U-M Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn campuses.

    Women who will be students of U-M for 2002–2003 school year, and who have had an interruption in their education of at least 48 consecutive months between high school and the present are eligible to apply.

    Approximately 35 scholarships of $1,000–$5,000 with a few larger scholarships are awarded each year. Applicants may be undergraduate, graduate or professional students, and may be planning full- or part-time study.

    To receive an application and review eligibility, visit the Web at, or stop by the CEW at 330 East Liberty St.

    Completed applications must be postmarked by Jan. 11, 2002. For more information, call (734) 998-7699.