The University Record, September 17, 2001


Regents will meet Sept. 20–21

The U-M Board of Regents is scheduled to hold its monthly meeting beginning at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 20 and will continue at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 21 in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Administration Bldg. Public comments will be held at 4 p.m. Sept. 20.

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

Senate Assembly meeting today

The Senate Assembly will conduct their next meeting at 3:15 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Regents’ Room of the Fleming Administration Bldg. President Lee C. Bollinger will speak, followed by agenda items. For more information, call (734) 764-0303.

ISR staff appreciation event

All Institute for Social Research (ISR) faculty and staff are invited to head “South of the Border” for this year’s ISR staff appreciation event 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Continuous door-to-door bus transportation will be available with stops and tours of the new Cummins and Eisenhower facilities.

Nonalcoholic beverages and appetizers will be available at the Cummins location. In addition, there will be music, food and more beverages available at the Eisenhower facility.

There will be pick-up and drop-off locations in front of the ISR Bldg. on Thompson St., and also in front of the Cummins and Eisenhower facilities.

For more information, call (734) 764-8363.

Research Responsibility Program 2001–02

The Office of the Vice President for Research begins its seventh annual Research Responsibility Program (RRP) series with “Introduction to Responsibility in Research.” The discussion is from 5–7 p.m. Sept. 20 at F1540 Mott Hospital.

For more information, see RRP’s full schedule on the Web at

Nobel physicist to receive College of Engineering’s top honor

Nobel Prize winner Herbert Kroemer will receive the 2001–02 Goff Smith Prize from the College of Engineering and present a lecture at 4 p.m. Sept. 20 in Chesebrough Auditorium, Chrysler Center.

The Goff Smith Prize and lecture series is the highest external honor bestowed by the College of Engineering.

For more information, visit the Web at

Focus group to address frequent users’ concerns

A focus group for frequent users of the University’s prescription drug benefit will be held 10:30 a.m.–noon Sept 26 in Suite 18, Wolverine Tower. All active employees and retirees who fill 40 prescriptions or more per year per household are encouraged to participate, but pre-registration is required.

The group facilitator will outline options for changes in the benefit structure identified by the Prescription Drug Work Group 2002, and participants may also voice concerns and ask questions during open discussion. To register, send e-mail with a name and daytime phone number to or call (734) 936-0952.

Nominations now being accepted

Nominations for the 2001 Woman of the Year in Leadership and Woman of the Year in Human Relations awards are being accepted. These are given to women who have exhibited outstanding efforts in leadership and in improving human relations within and outside of the University community. For more information or a nomination form, send e-mail to

New faculty to present research

The Women’s Studies Program and Center for the Education of Women welcome three new faculty members to discuss their research. Presenters will be Lilia Cortina, assistant professor of psychology and of women’s studies, and assistant research scientist of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender; Maria Cotera, assistant professor of American culture and of women’s studies; and Jayati Lal, assistant professor of sociology and of women’s studies.

The event will be held noon–1:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Lane Hall Seminar Room, 204 S. State St. Feel free to bring a lunch. For further details, call (734) 998-7080.

Sultan’s work exhibited

Donald Sultan’s paintings, prints and photographs are on display through Nov. 25 at the Museum of Art in the Apse, Living Room and Works on Paper Gallery. Sultan is known artistically for his ability to merge yesterday’s artistic traditions with contemporary approaches. For more information on the exhibit, titled “The Smoke Rings,” call (734) 764-0395.

S.A.F.E.WALK service available

S.A.F.E.WALK is the U-M free, nighttime walking service. A trained Student Assistant Field Employee (S.A.F.E.) from the Department of Public Safety walks or drives students, faculty and staff to their destination. This service exists to make nighttime activities accessible to any member of the University community, and is available from any Central and North Campus location or building to any destination within a 20-minute walk or one-mile drive of the Central or North Campus Diags.

For more information or to request a S.A.F.E.WALK escort, call (734) 763-WALK (9255) or 3-9255 from a campus phone.

Career workshop series offered

Doreen Murasky, senior counselor at the Center for the Education of Women, will be presenting the workshop series “Career Decision Making: Steps Before the Job Search” 5:30–8:30 p.m. Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9 and 16.

Participants will explore personal values, skills and interests, and learn how to creatively research the job market. The registration fee is $50 (U-M student $15), which includes course materials and a light supper. Pre-registration is suggested by Sept. 19. For more information, call (734) 998-7080.

Cancer Center holds candle lighting

The Comprehensive Cancer Center, along with groups from across the nation, will hold a “Candle Lighting for Hope and Remembrance” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Cancer Center’s front entrance. People who have died from cancer will be recognized and candles lit in their memory. Candles of hope also will be lit for cancer survivors. For more information, call (800) 742-2300, and press category 7880.

Visiting Writers Series presents Driscoll

Jack Driscoll, the author of four books of poems, a collection of short stories and three novels, will read from his work at 5 p.m. Sept. 20 in Hale Auditorium.

For more information on this free event, call (734) 615-3710.

Volunteer workers sought

The U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center is recruiting volunteers to work in the Patient Education Resource Center to help patients and families obtain information. The center needs caring, people-oriented individuals with good computer skills and Internet knowledge. This type of work is suitable for active or retired professionals interested in utilizing their skills in a meaningful and rewarding volunteer experience.

Volunteers work four-hours per week during business hours. For more information, call (734) 936-9947.

M-Fit makes eating healthy food easier

The M-Fit Dining Program is helping employees make healthier food choices at Wendy’s in the UH Cafeteria. M-Fit logos next to selected items on the menu board guide diners to the healthier items on the menu, such as the grilled chicken sandwich or salad, chili and fresh fruit. To learn about the other healthy eating programs M-Fit has to offer, visit the Web at

Cancer Center offers talk on breast cancer genetics

The U-M Breast Cancer Monthly Support Group will have Kara Milliron, genetic counselor for the Cancer Center, lead a free discussion, “Genetic Counseling and Breast Counseling,” 7–8:30 p.m. at the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Learn about how scientists have recently mapped the entire human genome and about the genetic testing that is available. Space is limited. For information or to register, call (734) 764-3115.

Work Connections/Middle English Dictionary offices relocated

The Work Connections office moved from its location at Administrative Services Building to 535 W. William St., Suite 2 (Argus I Bldg.) Sept. 13. All phone numbers will remain the same; the direct line is (734) 615-0643.

The Middle English Dictionary office also has moved. It is now located at the English department, 3187 Angell Hall 1003. The phone number is (734) 998-7110.

FASAP announces ten brown bag educational presentations

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) is offering ten brown bag educational presentations for the 2001–02 academic year. These 45-minute presentations are available free of charge to any faculty or staff unit, or upon request. They are provided at the requestor’s site and are ideal offerings for a lunch hour or during a staff development session.

Visit FASAP’s Web site at for brief descriptions of the topics offered and for additional information on counseling services, or call (734) 936-8660.

Grant received to develop capstone science course

U-M Dearborn’s School of Education has received a $363,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education to develop and implement a course that offers deeper exploration of how science’s “big ideas” are used and presented in different scientific disciplines.

The course is meant to be a “capstone” for teachers before they go into the field. Beginning this fall, some U-M Dearborn education students will be permitted to take the course after completing three other recently-created courses in the physical, earth and space, and life sciences.

Lara presenting brown bag lecture

Fernando Lara will discuss “Jam-Space: Towards an Architecture of Collaboration” at noon Sept. 18 in the Institute for the Humanities. The workshop develops a collaborative architectural design studio. For more information, call (734) 936-3518.

King to present environmental lecture

Mark King will present “The Sydney Coke Ovens/Tar Ponds Site in Nova Scotia, Canada: Overview and Preliminary Numerical Modeling” 4–5 p.m. Sept. 21 in Room 1200, Electrical and Computer Sciences (EECS) Bldg. His lecture will describe one of Canada’s best known contamination sites.

This free lecture is open to the public and is the second in the 2001–2002 Environmental Science, Engineering and Policy in the 21st Century (ESEP-21) seminar series. For more information, visit the Web at

Discover swales and dales

Matthaei Botanical Gardens is sponsoring “Bicycle Botany,” 8 a.m.–noon Sept. 29, starting and ending at the Gardens. This is an opportunity for any biker who is interested in botany to ride and at the same time identify and discover swales and dales throughout a section of the Huron River watershed.

Participants must be at least 16 years of age; there is a fee ($36 for members of the Friends of Matthaei and $40 for non-members) and registration is required. For details, call (734) 998-7061.

FOCUS kicks off Sept. 24

The new Physics Frontiers in Optical Coherent and Ultrafast Science Center (FOCUS) will kick off its activities with presentations 2–5 p.m. Sept. 24 and 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Sept. 25 in Room 340, West Hall. FOCUS faculty members will present their current research and plans for the future in a series of 40-minute talks on a range of topics including high field lasers, ultrafast physics, quantum optics, ultrafast chemistry and quantum coherent states. Anyone affiliated with the program who would like to propose a research project is invited to participate in a poster session 2–4 p.m. Sept. 18.

For more information about FOCUS, visit the Web at For a schedule of talks, contact (734) 763-9649 or

Dietrich lecture is Sept. 25

Gaylyn Studlar, director of Film and Video Studies, professor of English and of women’s studies, and associate professor of music, will talk on “Marlene Dietrich and the Erotics of Hollywood Classicism” at 4:10 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Anderson Room of the Michigan Union.

Studlar’s lecture commemorates the 100th anniversary of Marlene Dietrich’s birth with a discussion of her construction as a star icon in her “post-Sternberg” Hollywood career. For more information, call (734) 998-6244.

Women to hear ‘Strategies for Survival’

The U-M chapter of the Association for Women in Science presents “Strategies for Survival as a Scientist and as a Woman” by Elga Wasserman at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 in Room 1300, Chemistry Bldg. Wasserman is the author of The Door in the Dream: Conversations with Eminent Women in Science.

For more information, call (734) 647-1834.