The University Record, April 5, 1993


For the record . . .

The study on part-time work for high school students covered in the March 29 Record is part of the Monitoring the Future Study, the annual survey of America’s secondary school students, launched by Institute for Social Research (ISR) psychologists Lloyd D. Johnston and Jerald G. Bachman in 1975. Partick O’Malley, associate research scientist at ISR, also is an investigator for the study.

For the record . . .

A faculty seminar titled “An Introduction to Nonlinear Systems” the last week in May and the first week in June will be sponsored by LS&A, not the Department of Physics as was incorrectly reported in the March 29 Record. Enrollment in the seminar will be limited and is open to all University faculty, with preference given to LS&A faculty.

The seminar will explore the fundamental ideas of nonlinear systems as well as applications in various fields, including epidemiology, biology, physical and biological growth processes, and economic and organizational structures. For information, contact Carl Simon, 763-3074, or Robert Savit, 764-3426.

45th Annual Galen’s Lecture will feature Alvin Poussaint

Psychiatrist Alvin Poussaint, an authority on families and multiculturalism, will present the Galen’s Medical Society’s 45th Annual Galen’s Lecture at 4 p.m. Wed. (April 7) in Sheldon Auditorium, Towsley Center for Continuing Education. The topic of his free lecture, which is co-sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry: “The Role of Health Care Professionals and the Development of Urban Children.”

Poussaint is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School, has served as a consultant for “The Cosby Show” and “A Different World” and has written for Ebony, The New York Times and Psychology Today.

Tech transfer on cable

Two programs from the Technology Transfer Seminar sponsored by the Office of Technology Transfer, College of Engineering, will be shown on Community Access Television (CAT), Ann Arbor Cable Channel 9. “Faculty Role and Rewards in Technology Transfer” will be aired at 8:05 p.m. Wed. (April 7), 1:35 p.m. Fri. (April 9) and 3:05 p.m. Sun. (April 11).

John T. Preston, director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Technology Development Office, will discuss “World Technology Transfer: Building A Community Infrastructure.” at 8:05 p.m. April 14, 1:35 p.m. April 16 and 3:05 p.m. April 18.

Morris will lecture April 7

Meaghan Morris, an independent scholar and author of The Pirate’s Fiancee, will lecture on “White Panic, or Mad Max and the Sublime” at 4 p.m. Wed. (April 7) in the Koessler Room, Michigan League.

Morris writes on subjects in feminist cultural studies, including film and TV, and postmodernism. Her book on television, The Live, the Living and the Dead, is being published by Indiana University Press.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

Benefit Reimbursement account cutoff dates

To guarantee reimbursement in their April paycheck, Flexible Spending Account participants should submit claims to the Benefits Office, 2030 Administrative Services Bldg., by April 20 for biweekly and monthly pay periods.

Virginia Nordby will be honored April 22

A “high tea” to celebrate the retirement of Virginia B. Nordby, associate vice president for student affairs and the University’s chief freedom of information officer, will be held 3:30–5:30 p.m. April 22 at the Lawyer’s Club.

Nordby, who joined the University in 1975 as a policy adviser to the president, has served in a number of administrative positions during her career here, including director of affirmative action.

Innovations in instructional technology featured

The second program in this term’s Focus on Teaching series will be held 3–5 p.m. Wed. (April 7) in Room 1706, Willard Henry Dow Laboratory. Frank Casa, professor of Spanish, and J. Frank Yates, professor of psychology, will present.

Focus on Teaching forums highlight faculty innovation in instruction through the use of information technology. The series is open to the University community. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 763-4667.

Faculty needed for Parent Orientation Program

The Office of Orientation is seeking faculty to participate in this summer’s Parent Orientation Program. The faculty discussion is considered one of the most important parts of the two-day program.

Orientation is scheduled June 13–Aug. 12. Faculty discussions are scheduled 6:45–8:30 p.m. Mon.–Thurs. Generally, faculty members volunteer for one or two evening programs. For information or to volunteer, contact Molly Nicholson via electronic mail or call 764-6290.

Psychologist will discuss bias issues

Beverly Greene, associate clinical professor of psychology at St. John’s University, will give two lectures this week. Her visit is sponsored by the Committee for the Study of Culture, Class and Mental Health, Department of Psychology.

Greene will discuss “African American Women: Derivatives of Racism, Sexism and Heterosexist Bias in Psychotherapy” 7–9 p.m. Thurs. (April 8) in Anderson Room D, Michigan Union. She will talk about “Lesbians and Gay Men of Color: Mental Health and Treatment Issues” 2–4 p.m. Fri. (April 9) in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.

For information, call 764-6332.

Murray Lecture scheduled April 7

Paul K. McMasters, a former journalist and expert on the First Amendment, will discuss “The Struggle for Free Expression in a Censored Society” at 3 p.m. Wed. (April 7) in the Hussey Room, Michigan League.

Sponsored by the Department of Communication, the free, public lecture is the 12th Annual Kenneth Murray Lecture on The First Amendment.

McMasters is vice president of the Freedom Forum and executive director of the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University.

He is president-elect of the Society of Professional Journalists and serves on the Freedom of Information Committee of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

He also is a member of the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communications and the National Conference of Edi-torial Writers.

Johnson to give next Presidential Lecture April 8

Harold R. Johnson, professor of social work and of health behavior and health education and special counsel to the president, will give the next lecture in the Presidential Lecture Series on Academic Values at 4 p.m. Thurs. (April 8) in Rackham Amphitheater. The lecture series is part of the commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the University. Johnson’s topic is “The Mathematics of Multiculturalism: Challenges and Opportunities.”

President James J. Duderstadt will moderate a panel discussion following the lecture. Panelists are Lemuel A. Johnson, professor of English; David Shoem, LS&A assistant dean for undergraduate education; and Tadataka Yamada, the John G. Searle Professor of Internal Medicine and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine.

Skate Michigan slated for April 17 at Yost

Skate Michigan ’93, an evening of figure skating, will be presented at 8 p.m. April 17 at Yost Ice Arena. The show is produced by graduate and undergraduate students involved in the Sport Facility Research Laboratory, a unit of the Division of Kinesiology.

Performers will include Mark Mitchell and Lisa Ervin and the pairs team of Todd Reynolds and Karen Courtland.

Tickets, $5 and $8, are for reserved seating only, and are on sale at Yost Ice Arena, the Michigan Athletic Ticket Office and the Michigan Union TicketMaster outlet. For information, call 764-4600.

Conference changes name, expands focus

The Workplace of the ’90s Conference, formerly called the Office of the ’90s Conference, will be held May 25 and May 26. The conference name was changed to indicate that it is open to all University employees, including those who work in offices, laboratories and other types of work sites.

Catherine Lilly, organization development specialist with the Information Technology Division, will be the keynote speaker. This year’s theme is “Quest for Quality.”

Registration, $45, includes lunch and all materials. Registration brochures will be available mid-April. For information, call 764-5305.

Presenting: Leonard F. Bahr and his Adagio Press

The Special Collections Library will present an exhibition featuring the life of one of Michigan’s premier private press printers, Leonard F. Bahr and his Adagio Press, through May 28. Adagio Press has been called “one of the most important American private presses of the latter half of the 20th century.”

The Special Collections Library, seventh floor, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, is open 10 a.m.–noon and 1–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 10 a.m.–noon Sat.

Kroc Lectureship in Diabetes will be presented April 22

Franz M. Matschinsky, professor and chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania, will present the Ray A. and Robert L. Kroc Lectureship in Diabetes at 4 p.m. April 22 in Sheldon Auditorium, Towsley Center.

Matschinsky will speak on “Glucose Sensing and Metabolic Coupling in Pancreatic Beta-Cells.” A reception will follow in the Towsley Center lobby.

Percussionist Alan Abel will visit School of Music

Alan Abel, associate principal percussionist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, will visit the School of Music Wed.–Thur. (April 7–8) as part of a residency sponsored by the Charles Owen Memorial Master Class.

Students in the Percussion Ensemble will perform solo works at 8 p.m. Wed. in the School of Music Recital Hall, after which Abel will provide comments.

Abel will present the Charles Owen Memorial Master Class, “An Approach to Orchestral Snare Drumming,” at 8 p.m. Thurs. in the School of Music McIntosh Theatre. Abel was an associate of Owen, who was also a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra before coming to the U-M.

Both events are free and open to the public .


  • KELSEY MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY—Hrs: Mon-Fri, 9 am-4 pm; Sat and Sun, 1-4 pm.

  • AFROAMERICAN MUSIC COLLECTIONS—African art & instruments. Viewing & listening facilities by appt. In 106 West Engineering. Hours: 9 am-1 pm Mon, 10 am-1 pm Wed & Fri. 764-8338.

  • EXHIBIT MUSEUM—In Rotunda: “Tales of Two Lakes: Aquatic Studies by John and Donna Lehman”. Information: 763-6085. MUSEUM SHOP—Investments in Imagination, 1st fl Rotunda. Hours 9 am-5 pm Tues-Sat, 1-5 pm Sun. Closed Mon & holi. 764-0478.

  • STEARNS COLLECTION OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS—Outside Music Sch Lib: “Getting A Head in Music.” Library: “Recent Acquisitions from Africa.” Lobby: “Made in the USA.” Lower Lobby Stearns Collec: “Indian Flights of Fancy.” Hours: 10 am-5 pm Thurs-Sat. 763-4389.

  • GIFTS OF ART PROGRAM/UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS—Through May 2: Water Media, D Boos, Univ Hosp Lobby, 1st fl; Studio Glass, UM-Dearborn Permanent Art Collection, Taubman Lobby N&S, 1st fl; Color Photography, J Matlock, Taubman Lobby N, 1st fl; Paintings & Calligraphy, Mid-West Oriental Art Club, Taubman Lobby S, 1st fl; Prints, M Gauthier, Univ Hosp Main Corridor W, 2nd fl; Fiber Art, T O’Toole, Univ Hosp Amphi Lobby, 2nd fl. Hours: 8 am-8 pm. 936-ARTS.

  • MUSEUM OF ART—Continuing: Picasso and Gris: Loans from the Carey Walker Foundation, 20th Century Gallery; Works from the permanent collection. Through May 2: The Edwards Ledger Drawings: Folk Art by Arapaho Warriors, Lobby and Works on Paper Gallery. Through May 16: In Focus: Guercino’s Esther, Apse. Through May 30: An Eighteenth-Century Moment: The Legacy of Charles Sawyer, Corridor Gallery. Through May 31: Antiquities from the Kelsey Museum, Lobby Gallery. Through Aug. 1: African Art from the Museum Collection: A Celebration, West Gallery. For reserved group tours, call 747-2067. Through April: Exhibiting Kelsey Museum’s collection of finer objects. Hours: 10 am-5 pm Tues-Sat, 1-5 pm Sun. Closed Mon & holi. Call 764-0395.

  • NORTH CAMPUS COMMONS—Through April 16: Computer-generated Art by C Terzides, NCC Atrium.

  • BENTLEY HISTORICAL LIBRARY—Through April 30: Cold Noses, Warm Hearts: Dogs in Michigan. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-5 pm, Sat, 9 am-12:30 pm.

  • HUMANITIES INSTITUTE—Through May: Humanities and the Arts: An Exhibit of Faculty Art, 915 E. Washington St.

  • GRADUATE LIBRARY—Special Collections Library: Through May 28: Adagio Press: A Retrospective Exhibition of the Private Press of Leonard F. Bahr. Hours: Mon-Fri, 10 am-noon and 1-5 pm, Sat, 10 am-noon. (313) 764-9377.

  • MICHIGAN UNION—Through April 9: Jewish Feminist Group Exhibit, Art Lounge.

  • MICHIGAN LEAGUE—Through April 25: Coates & Coates Art Exhibit.

  • RACKHAM GALLERIES—Begs April 8: B.F.A. Exhibition by A Wohl, M Petry, L Buchman, J Eisenberg, C Minidis, E Kohler. Hrs: Fri 11 am-3 pm; Sat 10 am-3 pm.

  • SLUSSER GALLERY—Begs April 8: B.F.A. Exhibition by L Brothers, S Soorus, J McDonnell, M Riley, S Shierson, R Newman, L Morgan. Hrs: Tues-Sat 11 am-5 pm.

  • UM-DEARBORN—Through May 16: Frederick Birkhill: Retrospective and The International Lampwork Glass Exhibition, Mardigian Library.

    Investigative reporter Weinberg lectures today

    Steven Weinberg, author and past director of Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc., will lecture at noon today (April 5) in Room 2050, Frieze Bldg. His topic: “Get A Life: The Marriage of Investigative Reporting and Biography.”

    Weinberg, editor of The IRE Journal, the only national magazine about investigative reporting, is the author of Telling the Untold Story; How Investigative Reporters Are Changing the Craft of Biography and Armand Hammer: The Untold Story.

    The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Communication.

    Grandparents’ support group will meet Thursday

    Turner Geriatric Services will hold its next support group meeting for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren 6–7:30 p.m. Thurs. (April 8) in the conference room, Turner Geriatric Clinic, 1010 Wall St.

    Elly Falit, a social worker and casework supervisor for the Juvenile Division of the Washtenaw Probate Court, will speak.

    For information or to arrange for child care during the meeting, call 764-2556.

    Visiting clarinet duo performs at Rackham

    Das Klarinettenduo, the husband-and-wife clarinet team of Beate Zelinsky and David Smeyers, will give a free recital at 8 p.m. Thurs. (April 8) in Rackham Amphitheater.

    The program includes Karlheinz Stockhausen’s “Laub and Regen” [Leaves and Rain]; Daniel Rothman’s “Two Figures in Dense Violet Light”; and George Kroll’s “Zwiegesange” [Songs for Two Voices].

    Regents will meet April 15–16

    Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the April 15–16 Regents meeting and who need assistance should contact the Regents’ Office. Call 764-3883 or write to Regents’ Office, Fleming Administration Bldg., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1340. For TDD services, call 747-1388.

    Workshop stresses nature’s interconnectedness

    The Exhibit Museum is offering a workshop titled “How Nature Works: Concepts in Ecology” 9 a.m.–noon April 24 in Room 4518 of the Museum. The workshop, for students in third through fifth grades, will feature several themes: “in the natural world, everything is recycled,” relationships between living organisms and the interconnectedness of nature’s processes.

    To enroll, $10, send checks payable to the U-M, to: the Exhibit Museum, 4506 Ruthven Museums Bldg., 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-1079.

    National diversity expert will speak April 6

    James Anderson, dean of undergraduate studies at North Carolina State University, will give a presentation 2–4 p.m. Tues. (April 6) in Room 2553, LS&A Bldg. Anderson is a national expert on diversity issues related to retention, mentoring and campus climate. The free presentation is sponsored by the Office of Minority Affairs.

    Looking at combat stress and Homer’s Iliad

    Physician and author Jonathan Shay will lecture about “Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Stress and Homer’s Iliad at 7 p.m. Wed. (April 7) in Rackham Amphitheater.

    The video “History Lessons” by Mick Hurbis-Cherrier and Katherine Hurbis-Cherrier will be screened.

    The lecture is sponsored by the Departments of Communication, History, Psychology and Classical Studies, and by the Program in American Culture.

    Wayne State prof slated to speak April 6

    Charles D. Smith, professor in the Department of Near Eastern and Asian Studies at Wayne State University, will discuss “British Imperialism and Its Goals with Respect to Its European and Arab Allies During World War I” at 4 p.m. Tues. (April 6) in Room 200, Lane Hall.

    The lecture by the author of Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict is part of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies’ Islam and the State in the Arab World Lecture Series. A number of other U-M units are co-sponsors.

    Microscope Shop expands service

    Does your microscope need cleaning? Is it out of alignment? Not working well?

    The Microscope Shop, 1272 Natural Science Bldg., has been servicing the Department of Biology for more than 25 years. It now offers this specialized service to other microscope users on campus. Services range from general cleaning to alignment and repair for all types of microscopes.

    The Microscope Shop also stocks a large inventory of replacement bulbs for scopes and illuminators. For information, contact Shelley Almburg, 763-3219, or through electronic mail.