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Exhibits
Acrylic Abstract Painting, by Marlene Blum, Michigan League Buffet, through Dec. 19. Sponsored by the Michigan League Programming Office, 763-4652.
Acrylic Paintings, by Ron Teachworth, University Hospital Lobby, Floor 1, through Dec. 10. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild, Pierpont Commons, Wall Gallery, through Nov. 26. This juried show will feature some of the best work of Guild artisans in weaving, spinning, basket-making, surface design, quilting beading and doll-making. Sponsored by the Pierpont Commons Arts and Programs Office, 647-6838.
Ann Arbor Women Artists, Taubman South Lobby, Floor 1, through Dec. 10. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.

An illustration by Bill Burgard, adjunct assistant professor in the School of Art & Design, for the Department of Theatre and Drama production of "The Nutcracker." The play will be performed at 8 p.m. Dec. 4-6 and 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are available at the Michigan League Ticket Office or by calling (734) 764-2538. (Image courtesy Bill Burgard)

Archaeologies of Childhood: The First Years of Life in Roman Egypt, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, through September 2004. The University’s holdings of material from Roman Egypt show what children looked like and how they learned and played. They also help to illustrate the expectations and concerns of children in a North African culture that existed 2,000 years ago. The material in this exhibition is part of new research by U-M faculty and students to recover knowledge of childhood in Roman Egypt. Sponsored by the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, http://www.lsa.umich.edu/kelsey/
Bronze Animal Sculptures, by Sharon Sommers, Cancer Center and Geriatrics Center Lobby, Floor B2, through Dec. 10. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
The City, by Judy Enright, Pierpont Commons, Wall Gallery, Nov. 30-Dec. 19. Energetic oil paintings of surrealistic landscapes and still life oil paintings each coordinated with a musical selection. Sponsored by the Pierpont Commons Arts and Programs Office, 647-6838.
Creativity and Resistance: Maroon Cultures in the Americas, Media Union Gallery, through Nov. 25. This traveling Smithsonian exhibition brings to light a little-known chapter in the history of the African Diaspora. The panel exhibition features historical drawings and maps, a timeline, contemporary photographs and a selection of ceremonial and daily life objects. Sponsored by the Sigma Lambda Beta and Kappa Alpha Psi fraternities, 763-3266.
Desmatosuchus, Exhibit Museum of Natural History. The museum’s display of this 200 million-year-old fossil has been updated with new labels and two contrasting models—one, an aquatic model made by museum sculptor Carleton Angell, and the second, a terrestrial model. Scientists are not certain whether Desmatosuchus was an aquatic or land animal. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Diner Art, by Jerry Berta, Taubman South Lobby, Floor 1, through Dec. 10. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
The Faithful Samurai, Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, U-M-Dearborn, through Dec. 6. An exhibition of Japanese woodblock prints and artifacts. Sponsored by the U-M-Dearborn Art Museum Project and the Michigan Oriental Art Society, (586) 558-9767.
Fixtures: Mixed-media and Installation Work, by Beili Liu, Rackham Building, Room 520, through Dec. 19. Sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, 936-1930.

Dale Ann Clark, who has worked for Avon, Revlon and other fragrance houses, will speak about "Scentertainment"—using scent to enhance the sensory experience of an event or location—at 5 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Michigan Theater. (Courtesy School of Art & Design)

Four Perspectives on Landscape, Domino’s Farms, Lobby B, Ave Maria Fine Art Gallery, through Dec. 12. Sponsored by the School of Art & Design, 936-2082.
Four Seasons in Japanese Art, Museum of Art, through Jan. 4. Since time immemorial, the inhabitants of Japan have celebrated the yearly cycle of the seasons in verse, in the pageantry of festivals, and in the visual arts. In this installation of the museum’s Japanese Gallery, guest curator Natsu Oyobe brings together an ensemble of paintings, prints, ceramics and lacquerware of the 18th to 20th centuries in which seasonal and calendrical motifs play a major role. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Global Products Development Course Final Project Exhibition, Media Union Gallery,
3:30-5:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Sponsored by the Media Union, 763-3266.
Hands On! A Demonstration of Engineering Principles, Media Union Gallery, 10 a.m.-
4 p.m. Dec. 10. Mechanical Engineering 350 students have created interactive displays that demonstrate engineering principles. Visitors will be encouraged to poke, prod and operate exhibits that range from a penny crusher/stamper to a mechanical bird. Sponsored by the Media Union, 763-3266.
Hepworth at 100, Museum of Art, through March 14, 2004. The exhibition celebrates internationally renowned British sculptor Barbara Hepworth during the 100th anniversary of her birth. Hepworth was one of the first artists to make completely nonrepresentational works that often referred to relationships between people, particularly mother and child. She was at the center of a group of artists who created a revolutionary approach to European abstract sculpture during the 1930s. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
India Viewed from Afar: The Fantastical Engravings of Bernard Picart, Museum of Art, Works on Paper Gallery, Dec. 6-March 14, 2004. From ancient times, India occupied a special place in the European imagination as a monster-inhabited land at the outermost boundary of the world. Picart’s work stands at the culmination of a long process of Europe’s hunger for a more “scientifically accurate” view of India—from a distance. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.

Fina Kamara's left hand was cut off during a rebel attack in 1997 at Freetown, Sierra Leone, Africa. She also lost her husband, sister and grandfather in the raid. Kamara is featured in the book "Women and War" (University of Michigan Press, 2003) by photojournalist Jenny Matthews. Matthews' exhibit of the same name is showing through Dec. 18 in Lane Hall. The exhibit is sponsored by the Women's Studies Program and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. (Photo by Jenny Matthews)

Ka-Boom! Meteor and Asteroid Impacts, Exhibit Museum of Natural History. The display explains the differences between space dust, meteors, meteorites, meteoroids, asteroids and comets, and speculates about the roles asteroids may have had in Earth’s history (including the theory that an asteroid impact contributed to the demise of the dinosaurs). Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Landscapes of Man, Art and Architecture Building, Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, through Dec. 13. Five renowned artists—Emmet Gowin, Michal Rovner, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Vera Lutter and Edward Burtynski— invite viewers to contemplate the planet and our place on it. Sponsored by the School of Art & Design, 936-2082.
Living Spaces, by Nick Stanko, Pierpont Commons, Piano Lounge, Dec. 1-19. Hanging ceramic tiles create an interplay with sculptural bases in several works exploring urban and suburban environments. Sponsored by the Pierpont Commons Arts and Programs Office, 647-6838.
Masterworks of African Art: The Congo Basin, Museum of Art, Curtis Gallery of African and African-American Art, through May 2. Examines the rich imagery found in the Congo River Basin. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Meal-O-Mat, Art and Architecture Building, Warren Robbins Gallery, through Nov. 25. School of Art & Design (A&D) master of fine arts degree candidates present better living through efficient dining. Sponsored by A&D, 936-2082.
Memorials of Life in Ancient China: Chinese Mortuary Art Across Four Millennia, Museum of Art. Since the beginnings of Chinese civilization, one of its identifying characteristics has been a concern with the welfare of the dead. This exhibition traces evolving customs of burial across four millennia and reveals major shifts in political, social and religious history. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Mixed Media Ceramics, by Madeline Kaczmarczyk, University Hospital Lobby, Floor 1, through Dec. 10. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Nancy Thayer, Donna Batista Gallery, 756 Livernois, Ferndale, through Jan. 9. School of Art & Design (A&D) faculty member Nancy Thayer exhibits recent paintings on steel and painted panel. Sponsored by A&D, 936-2082.
On the Wall: The 2-D Show, Work, 306 S. State St., through Nov. 30. School of Art & Design (A&D) artists and designers exhibit two-dimensional work in a range of media. Sponsored by A&D, 936-2082.
Photography, by The Ann Arbor Camera Club, Tauman North Lobby, Floor 1, through Dec. 10. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Recycled Realities: 3-D Assemblages, Exhibit Museum of Natural History, through Jan. 4. The exhibit by Royal Oak’s Catherine Peet includes 3-D animal sculptures made from recycled furniture and other found items. Peet gathers discarded furniture from trash days or garage sales, and then begins her paintings with a wood-burning tool to draw images of flora and fauna. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Silk Paintings, by Nancy McKay, Cancer Center and Geriatrics Center, Turner Clinic Lobby, Floor 1, through Dec. 10. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
The Stearns Collection, School of Music. One of six major collections of musical instruments in North America; contains more than 2,000 instruments, ranging from typical period pieces to rare items. Sponsored by the School of Music, 763-4389.
Treasures of Islamic Art from UMMA Collections, Museum of Art. The Islamic art in the UMMA collection is well known to scholars throughout the world, but may be much less familiar to regular museum visitors. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann St. The oldest in the United States to retain its original telescopes in their mounts. It houses exhibits and collections highlighting the observatory’s role in introducing scientific research to campus and significant discoveries made by its astronomers. Sponsored by the U-M Detroit Observatory, 763-2230.
A Visual Indication of Natural Resources Consumption in Everyday Objects, by Erin MacDonald, Jordan Propper, Fai Foen and Aurnab Biswas, Media Union Gallery, Dec. 5-7. Reception 5 p.m. Dec. 5. The exhibit resembles the interior of a studio apartment with one important difference—the objects in the apartment give a visual indication of the natural resources they consume. Learn simple things to conserve natural resources. Sponsored by the School of Art & Design, 763-3266.
Western Photography, by Joe and Jim Schumaker, University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2, through Dec. 10. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Women and War, by Jenny Matthews, Lane Hall, through Dec. 18. Sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.
Wooden Vessels, by Robert Savit, Taubman North Lobby, Floor 1, through Dec. 10. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Works in Progress, by Steven Holl Architects, New York City, Art and Architecture Building, Taubman College Gallery, through Dec. 8. Sponsored by the Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, 764-1300.

Regular Meetings

Alcoholics Anon, Unity AA Group, closed discussion, cross-addicts welcome, 12:10 p.m. Mon-Fri, Guild House Campus Ministry, 802 Monroe, 662-5189.
Guild House, Free casual Sunday supper for students, 6-7:30 p.m., 802 Monroe,
662-5189 or guildhouse@umich.edu.

Recreation

Indoor Track Building: Public jogging and walking, 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday;
7-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 763-5088.
Fee required.
Yost Ice Arena: Public skating, noon-12:50 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8-9:50 p.m. Thursday, 2-3:50 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 764-4600.

Current
Ongoing>


November 24-December 11

Monday, November 24
Concert: Campus Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Concert: U-M Youth Band, 8 p.m., Chelsea High School. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Forum: Student Composers’ Forum, 8 p.m., School of Music, Britton Recital Hall. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Lecture: Michael Benedikt, 6 p.m., Art and Architecture Building, Room 2104. Benedikt is the Colin Clipson Fellow and the Hal Box Chair in Urbanism, and director of the Center for American Architecture and Design, University of Texas-Austin. Sponsored by the Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, 764-1300.
Meeting: Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA), 2 p.m., Fleming Administration Building, Regents Room. 764-0303.
Poetry Reading: Richard Katrovas, 5 p.m., Business School, Hale Auditorium. Sponsored by the Department of English and Office of the Provost, 615-3710.

Tuesday, November 25
Concert: Concert Band, 8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Concert: Orpheus Singers, 8 p.m., Blanche Anderson Moore Hall. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Lecture: Anne Kinney, Electronic Exemplary Women: Humanities Computing Meets Early China, noon, School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies, 764-6308.
Seminar: Communications and Signal Processing Laboratory Seminar Series, Benjamin Farber, Partially Channel Optimized Quantization, 1-2 p.m., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Building, Room 1005. Sponsored by the Department of EECS, 647-2045.
Wrestling: The entry deadline for the Department of Recreational Sports’ 2003 Wrestling Tournament is 4:30 p.m. at the Intramural Sports Building (IMSB), 606 E. Hoover. Entry fee is $5 for individuals and $35 per team. The tournament will be conducted Dec. 2-4 at the Sports Coliseum. Weigh-ins will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 1 at the IMSB. Sponsored by the Department of Recreational Sports, 763-3562.

Wednesday, November 26
Art Video: St. Petersburg, 12:10 p.m., Museum of Art. The film will examine dramatic points in the city’s history and cultural life, including a look at the city’s literary life, the defeat of Napoleon, the freeing of the serfs, the Russian revolution and the Nazi Siege of the city (then called Leningrad). Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Lecture: Sheng Luan, Decoding Calcium Signals in Plant Response to Environments, 12:10 p.m., Natural Science Building, Room 2004. Sponsored by the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, 763-4253

Friday, November 28
Planetarium Show: Season of Light, 12:30 & 2:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History. Many cultures celebrate the winter solstice with festivals of light. This program will examine several ancient and recent solstice celebrations, including Christmas and Hanukkah. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.

Saturday, November 29
Planetarium Show: The Stars of Autumn, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History. As the bright stars of the Summer Triangle work their way into the western sky, the familiar and ancient patterns of the fall sky take center stage. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Planetarium Show: Season of Light, 12:30 & 2:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see Nov. 28 description).
Tour: Dinosaurs, 2 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History. Free, 30-minute, docent-led tour of the dinosaur exhibits. Sign up day of the tour. Limit 15 people. Sponsored by the U-M Credit Union, 764-0478.

Sunday, November 30
Planetarium Show: The Stars of Autumn, 1:30 & 3:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see Nov. 29 description).
Planetarium Show: Season of Light, 2:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see Nov. 28 description).
Tour: Dinosaurs, 2 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see Nov. 29 description).

Monday, December 1
Basketball: The Intramural Sports Program will take entries for its 2003 Preseason Basketball Tournament 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Intramural Sports Building (IMSB), 606 E. Hoover. Entry fee is $35 per team. A mandatory managers’ meeting will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at Cliff Keen Arena. The tournament will be Dec. 6-7 at the IMSB. Sponsored by the Department of Recreational Sports, 763-3562.
Lecture: Guido H. Binda Lecture, Steven Holl, 6 p.m., Art and Architecture Building, Room 2104. Holl is principal, Steven Holl Architects, New York City. Sponsored by the Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, 764-1300.
Meeting: Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA), 2 p.m., Fleming Administration Building, Regents Room. 764-0303.
Meeting: LSA Faculty Meeting, 4:10 p.m., Angell Hall, Auditorium B, 764-0322.
Poetry Reading: Day With(out) Art, 5 p.m., Museum of Art. The museum will observe the 15th annual Day With(out) Art during World AIDS Day with a poetry reading that calls attention to the devastation caused by the AIDS virus and reflects on personal loss. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Presentation: A Long Road Home: Ojibwe Human Remains at the University of Michigan, 7 p.m., location TBA. Sponsored by the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs and the Native American Student Association, 763-9044.
Recital: Bassoon Studio Class Recital, 8 p.m., School of Music, Britton Recital Hall. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.

Tuesday, December 2
Concert: Jazz Lab Ensemble, 8 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Documentary: Lucia Saks, Cities, Citizenship and other Jo’burg Stories, noon, Rackham Building, Room 520. Sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, 936-1930.
Lecture: Emily Hannum, Poverty and Children’s Schooling in Rural Northwest China, noon, School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies, 764-6308.
Lecture: Sally Bund, Albert Kahn, Master of American Industrial Architecture, 3 p.m., U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann St. Sponsored by the Observatory, 763-2230.
Meeting: Science Research Club (SRC), Darren Schmidt, Ancient Wisdom of Traditional Medicine Compared to Modern Medical Research, 7:30 p.m., Dental School, Room G-390. Sponsored by SRC, 761-4320.
Recital: Student Brass Quintet, 8 p.m., Stearns Building, Cady Room. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Seminar: Campus Timekeepers Interchange, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Wolverine Tower, Suite 18. Campus timekeepers are required to attend one TLI401 Time Reporting interchange session. Sponsored by U-M Administrative Information Services, http://www.mpathways.umich.edu/upgrade/timekeeping_schedule.html
Workshop: Opera Workshop, 5 & 7 p.m., School of Music, McIntosh Theater. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.

Wednesday, December 3
Art Video: Five British Sculptors Work and Talk, 12:10 p.m., Museum of Art. An interview with Barbara Hepworth, Kenneth Armitage, Lynn Chadwick, Reg Butler and Henry Moore. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Concert: Digital Music Ensemble, 8 p.m., Media Union, Video Studio. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Film: Brother, 8:30 p.m., Angell Hall, Auditorium A. Sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies, http://www.umich.edu/stpetersburg
Lecture: Markus Friedrich, From Lobes to Discs and Stemmata: Evolution of Insect Eye Development, 12:10 p.m., Natural Science Building, Room 2004. Sponsored by the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, 936-3246.
Lecture: Eighth Annual Raymond W. Waggoner Lecture on Ethics and Values in Medicine, Dr. Leon Kass, Ageless, Bodies, Happy Souls: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Perfection, 4 p.m., University Hospital, Ford Amphitheater. Sponsored by the U-M Health System, 647-8762.
Lecture: Native American Heritage Celebration, Anton Treur, 6 p.m., Michigan Union, Wolverine Room. Treur will share his insights on the importance of language to Native people in a modern world. Sponsored by the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs and Native American Student Association, 763-9044.
Seminar: Hospital Timekeepers Interchange, 2-4 p.m., C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, MCHC Auditorium. Hospital timekeepers should attend one TLI401 Time Reporting interchange session. Sponsored by U-M Administrative Information Services, http://www.mpathways.umich.edu/upgrade/timekeeping_schedule.html 
Seminar: Katie Stamatakis, 3 p.m., School of Public Health I, Room M1112. Sponsored by Department of Epidemiology, 764-5436.
Show: Integrated Product Development Trade Show 2003, 6-10 p.m., Media Union Gallery. Sponsored by the Media Union, 763-3266.
Tour: U-M Detroit Observatory, 1-4 p.m., 1398 E. Ann. It is the oldest observatory in the United States to retain its original telescopes in their mounts. Sponsored by the U-M Detroit Observatory, 763-2230.

Thursday, December 4
Ballet: Nutcracker Ballet Preview, 12:10 p.m., University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1. Third-12th graders from the Youth Dance Theater of Michigan will present a preview of the seasonal favorite. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Ceremony: Woman of the Year: Annual Women of Color Task Force Awards Ceremony, 2 p.m., Michigan Union, Kuenzel Room. The Woman of the Year program identifies and honors the contributions of outstanding women of color staff and faculty in the areas of leadership, human relations and community service. Sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women, 998-7080.
Concert: Celebrating St. Petersburg Concert, 8 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Part of the “Celebrating St. Petersburg: 300 Years of Cultural Brilliance” festival. Sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies and the School of Music, http://www.umich.edu/stpetersburg. 
Fiction Reading: Nicholas Delbanco, 5 p.m., Business School, Hale Auditorium. Sponsored by the Department of English and Office of the Provost, 615-3710.
Film: Rabbit-Proof Fence, 7 p.m., William Monroe Trotter House, 1443 Washtenaw Ave. The true-life stories of three Australian Aboriginal girls abducted from their family and sent to boarding school in the 1930s. Sponsored by the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs and Native American Student Association, 763-9044.
Lecture: Reinhard Zoeliner, The Construction of “East Asia”—German-Japanese Contributions, noon, School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies, 764-6307.
Lecture: Dale Ann Clark, 5 p.m., Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty. Clark’s work frequently has focused on “Scentertainment”—when scent is used to enhance the sensory experience of an event or location. Supported by the Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Fund. Sponsored by the School of Art & Design, 936-2082.
Musical: Luck!, 8 p.m., Frieze Building, Trueblood Theater. A workshop production of a folk tale about the role luck plays in our lives. Sponsored by the Musical Theatre Department, 764-2538. Tickets required.
Play: The Nutcracker, 8 p.m., Power Center for the Performing Arts. A darker, dramatic telling of E.T.A. Hoffman’s well-known fairy tale. Sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Drama, 764-2538. Tickets required.
Seminar: Campus Timekeepers Interchange, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Wolverine Tower, Suite 18. Campus timekeepers are required to attend one TLI401 Time Reporting interchange session. Sponsored by U-M Administrative Information Services, http://www.mpathways.umich.edu/upgrade/timekeeping_schedule.html. 
Seminar: Shirley Poon, 4 p.m., C.C. Little Building, Room 2548. Sponsored by the Program in Medicinal Chemistry, 764-2202.
Seminar: Timothy Brennan, Imperial Jazz, 4 p.m., Michigan League, Michigan Room. Sponsored by the Global Ethnic Literatures Seminar, 647-6251.
Tour: Guided tour of “Masterworks of African Art: The Congo Basin” exhibit, 7 p.m., Museum of Art. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Workshop: Opera Workshop, 5 & 7 p.m., School of Music, McIntosh Theater. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.

Friday, December 5
Concert: Sounds of the Season Concert, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 711 S. Saginaw St., Flint. Sounds to celebrate the season in the University Music Department’s “Gift to Flint.” Sponsored by U-M-Flint, (810) 762-3377.
Dance: Salsa Night, 9 p.m.-midnight, Pierpont Commons. Sponsored by the Pierpont Commons Arts and Programs Office, 647-6838.
Dramatic Reading: Charles Dickens, played by Bert Hornback, emeritus professor of English, 7:30 p.m., Hutchins Hall, Room 100. Sponsored by the Clements Library, 764-2347.
Lecture: Jesse Reiser, 6 p.m., Art and Architecture Building, Room 2104. Reiser is principal, Reiser + Umemoto. Sponsored by the Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, 764-1300.
Musical: Luck!, 8 p.m., Frieze Building, Trueblood Theater (see Dec. 4 description).
Performance: Roly Wholly Over, 3-6 p.m., Media Union, Video and Performance Studio. This interactive performance installation explores the relation between perception and body movements. Large-scale devices will be set up, including a bicycle, seesaw, video projection and revolving door. Works are created by students in Professor Satoru Takahashi’s advanced sculpture courses in the School of Art & Design (A&D). Sponsored by A&D, 763-3266.
Play: The Nutcracker, 8 p.m., Power Center for the Performing Arts (see Dec. 4 description).
Recital: Order and Chaos, Dance and Related Arts Class Recital, 8 p.m., Betty Pease Studio Theater. Sponsored by the Department of Dance, 763-5461. Tickets required.

HR & IT Classes

Human Resources
& Affirmative Action
Human Resource Development
http://www.umich.edu/~hraa/hrd
(734) 764-7410
Registration and fee required

Information Technology
Central Services
IT Education Classes
http://www.itd.umich.edu/education
(734) 763-3700
Registration and fee required

Monday, November 24
UNIX Introduction (IT), 9 a.m.-noon

Tuesday, November 25
Excel I (IT), 9 a.m.-noon
Word III (IT), 1-3 p.m.

Wednesday, November 26
WWW Getting Started with Web
Publishing at U-M
(IT), 9 a.m.-noon

Monday, December 1
Word Mail Merge (IT), 10 a.m.-noon
Acrobat (IT), 1-3 p.m.

Tuesday, December 2
PageMaker Intermediate (IT),
9 a.m.-noon
GoLive Forms (IT), 1-3 p.m.
Illustrator Introduction (IT),
1-5 p.m.

Wednesday, December 3
Communication and Interpersonal Skills for Managing Conflict (HR),
8:30 a.m.-noon
Delegating for Results (HR),
8:30 a.m.-noon
FileMaker Pro II (IT), 9 a.m.-noon
Windows File Management (IT),
10 a.m.-noon
Dreamweaver I (IT), 1-4 p.m.
Walking Your Talk (HR), 1-5 p.m.

Thursday, December 4
Access Introduction (IT),
9 a.m.-noon
Basics of Survey Design (HR),
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Visual Basic Introduction (IT),
1-5 p.m.

Friday, December 5
Writing it Right: Mechanics,
9 a.m.-noon
Dreamweaver II (IT), 1-4 p.m.

Monday, December 8
How to Become an Online Learner
(online), 24 hours
Access Macros (IT),
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Dreamweaver III (IT), 1-3 p.m.

Cooking Classes

East Ann Arbor Health Center
Demonstration Kitchen
4260 Plymouth Road
Sponsored by MFit
(734) 975-4387, ext. 236
Registration and fee required

Wednesday, December 3
Chocolate and Your Health, 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, December 10
Moist and Delicious Muffins and Quick Breads, 6-8 p.m.

Other Classes

Wednesday, December 3
Taking Care of Aging Relatives,
6-8 p.m., Geriatrics Center, Turner Conference Room. Topics: Medication Management, Planning for the Future: Questions and Answers. Sponsored by the Geriatrics Center, 764-2556. Fee required.



Saturday, December 6
Celebration: Dinosaur Discovery Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History. Help celebrate Edmontosaurus’ 65 millionth birthday. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Concert: Early Music Ensemble, 4 p.m., School of Music, Blanche Anderson Moore Hall. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Concert: Jana, 7:30 p.m., Michigan Union, Kuenzel Room. The Lumbee artist’s dance tracks have been featured on the club scene in the Northeast. Sponsored by the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs and Native American Student Association, 763-9044.
Concert: Women’s Glee Club, 8 p.m., Museum of Art. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Film: Breathing Lessons, 8 p.m., Angell Hall, Auditorium A. Sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies, 764-6308.
Lecture: Saturday Morning Physics, Sa-Lin Cheng Bernstein, Why Make Holes in Superconductors?, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Dennison Building, Room 170. Bernstein will discuss various techniques that have been used to produce artificial pinning centers in the form of microscopic holes to better understand flux pinning in superconductors. Sponsored by the Department of Physics, 763-2588.
Musical: Luck!, 2 & 8 p.m., Frieze Building, Trueblood Theater (see Dec. 4 description).
Planetarium Show: The Stars of Autumn, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see Nov. 29 description).
Planetarium Show: Season of Light, 12:30 & 2:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see Nov. 28 description).
Play: The Nutcracker, 8 p.m., Power Center for the Performing Arts (see Dec. 4 description).
Recital: Order and Chaos, Dance and Related Arts Class Recital, 8 p.m., Betty Pease Studio Theater. Sponsored by the Department of Dance, 763-5461. Tickets required.
Recital: Logan Skelton, 8 p.m., School of Music, Britton Recital Hall. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Symposium: Kyoto International Symposium, Kyoto-Michigan Collaboration in Psychology, Self, Cognition and Emotion, East Hall, Room 4448. Topics will include attention and cognition, emotion, development of self, comparative cognition and socio-cultural psychology. Sponsored by the Department of Psychology, International Institute, Research Center for Group Dynamics, and the Culture and Cognition Program, http://www.psy.bun.kyoto-u.ac.jp/COE21/K-Msymposium/frametop.htm.
Tour: Dinosaurs, 2 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see Nov. 29 description).

Sunday, December 7
Celebration: Winter Holiday Celebration, 1-4 p.m., Pierpont Commons Atrium and Corridor. A festive celebration of Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and the Winter Solstice. Sponsored by the Pierpont Commons Arts and Programs Office, 647-6838.
Concert: Michigan Marching Band Crisler Concert, 1:30 p.m., Crisler Arena. Featuring highlights from the football season’s halftime shows and all the Michigan favorites. Sponsored by the School of Music,
764-0582. Tickets required.
Musical: Luck!, 2 & 8 p.m., Frieze Building, Trueblood Theater (see Dec. 4 description).
Performance: Bichini Bia Congo Dance Theater and Mbongi Dance Theater Project, 1-5 p.m., Museum of Art, Apse and Galleries. A family-friendly performance of music and dance in conjunction with the museum’s “Masterworks of African Art” exhibition. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Planetarium Show: The Stars of Autumn,
1:30 & 3:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see Nov. 29 description).
Planetarium Show: Season of Light,
2:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see Nov. 28 description).
Play: The Nutcracker, 2 p.m., Power Center for the Performing Arts (see Dec. 4 description).
Symposium: Kyoto International Symposium, Kyoto-Michigan Collaboration in Psychology, Self, Cognition and Emotion, East Hall, Room 4448 (see Dec. 6 description).
Tour: Dinosaurs, 2 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see Nov. 29 description).

Monday, December 8
Concert: Jazz Guitar Ensemble, 8 p.m., School of Music, Britton Recital Hall. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Concert: Symphony Band, 8 p.m., Power Center for the Performing Arts. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Lecture: The DIA at U-M, Barbara Wojcik, The Artist’s Point of View, 3-4 p.m., School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Sponsored by the International Institute Area Study Centers, 615-7317.
Panel: Careers in Complementary Health Care, 7-8:30 p.m., Center for the Education of Women (CEW), 330 E. Liberty St. A discussion about the differing career paths, training and experiences of a panel of women working in complementary health care fields. Sponsored by CEW, 998-7080.

Tuesday, December 9
Colloquium: John Flach, Collisions: Getting Them Under Control, noon-1 p.m., U-M Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), McCormick Conference Room. Sponsored by UMTRI, 936-2070.
Concert: Chamber Choir and University Choir, 8 p.m., First Baptist Church. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Lecture: Learning in Retirement Series, James Tobin, To Conquer the Air,
10-11:30 a.m., Briarwood Mall, Madstone Theater 1. Sponsored by the Geriatrics Center, 764-6831. Fee required.
Lecture: Ide Seinosuke, The Question of Identity in Chinese and Korean Paintings Imported to Medieval Japan, noon, School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies, 764-6308.
Lecture: Featuring Our Fellows, Cedric DeLeon, Radicals in Our Midst: The American Critique of Capitalism in the Chicago Two-Party System, noon, Rackham Building, Room 520. Sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, 936-1930.
Recital: Faculty Recital: Andrew Jennings, violin, and Edward Parmentier, harpsichord, 8 p.m., School of Music, Blanche Anderson Moore Hall. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.

Wednesday, December 10
Art Video: Nevelson in Process, 12:10 p.m., Museum of Art. Louise Nevelson will create two new sculptures on camera, revealing her unique technique. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Concert: University Symphony Orchestra and University Philharmonia Orchestra, 8 p.m., Power Center for the Performing Arts. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Expo: Department of Mechanical Engineering Fall Design Expo, 1-4 p.m., Media Union, Library Atrium. A semi-annual display of student design projects dealing with the engineering community’s most cutting-edge technologies. Sponsored by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, (734) 355-5585.
Lecture: Yu Xie, Women in Science: Career Processes and Outcomes, 4 p.m., Alumni Center, Founders Room. Sponsored by the ADVANCE Project, Department of Sociology and Institute for Social Research, 764-9537.
Seminar: Hospital Timekeepers Interchange, 10 a.m.-noon, North Campus Administrative Complex, Conference Rooms A&B. Hospital timekeepers should attend one TLI401 Time Reporting interchange session. Sponsored by U-M Administrative Information Services, http://www.mpathways.umich.edu/upgrade/timekeeping_schedule.html 
Tour: U-M Detroit Observatory, 1-4 p.m., 1398 E. Ann. It is the oldest observatory in the United States to retain its original telescopes in their mounts. Sponsored by the U-M Detroit Observatory, 763-2230.

Thursday, December 11
Concert: Simon Shaheen, Arabic, jazz and classical music, 12:10 p.m., University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1. Shaheen has earned international acclaim as a virtuoso on the oud and violin. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Lecture: Shinobu Ikeda, The Allure of Women Clothed in Chinese Dress: Imperialism and Modernism, noon, School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies, 764-6307.
Meeting: Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Lester P. Monts, speaking at the University of Michigan Retirees Association monthly meeting. 3 p.m., Suite 18 Wolverine Towers.
Performance: Second Thursday Performance Series, 7 p.m., Museum of Art. A performance by award-winning students from the School of Music. Sponsored by the Friends of the Museum of Art and the Michigan Credit Union, 763-8662.
Seminar: Garrette Belanger, 4 p.m., C.C. Little Building, Room 2548. Sponsored by the Program in Medicinal Chemistry, 764-2202.