The University Record, April 12, 1993


Regents meet this week

The Regents will begin their monthly meeting at 1:15 p.m. Thurs. (April 15) at Mosher Jordan Residence Hall with a presentation on student life issues. Public comments will follow at 4 p.m. in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union. The meeting will resume at 9 a.m. Fri. (April 16) in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Administration Bldg., with regular agenda items, including a report on the status of the state budget request.

Theater as vehicle for industrial ideology topic of seminar

Jennifer Robertson, associate professor of anthropology and of women’s studies, will discuss “The Use of Theater as a Vehicle for Industrial Ideology in Japan 1930–45” at noon Tues. (April 13) in Room 1004, Paton Accounting Center. Her presentation is the last in the 1992–93 Seminars in International Business hosted by the Center for International Business Education, the Center for Japanese Studies and the Center for Russian and East European Studies. For information, call 936-3917.

‘Priorities in Policing Integrity’ topic of April 14 Sigma Xi lecture

Estelle A. Fishbein, vice president and general counsel for the Johns Hopkins University, will discuss “Priorities in Policing Integrity” at 4 p.m. Wed. (April 14) in Rackham Amphitheater. The lecture is part of the Sigma Xi Ethics and Science Lecture Series.

Fishbein is a past president of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. She has served since 1987 as a trustee of the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, and since 1991 on the Advisory Committee on Scientific Integrity of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

PPIH review group holds public comments session today

The Review Committee for the Department of Population Planning and International Health (PPIH) will hold a public forum 3–7 p.m. today (April 12) in the Vanderberg Room, Michigan League.

The committee will receive comments from students, staff, faculty and the general public. Presentations will be limited to five minutes. Written materials, which may expand upon the oral statements, also can be submitted.

Persons who wish to appear before the committee need to register in advance and be assigned a time slot. To do so, call the Office of the Provost, 764-9290.

LS&A faculty meet today

LS&A faculty will meet today at 4:10 p.m. in Auditorium B, Angell Hall. Coffee and cookies will be served at 4 p.m. Agenda items include a report on the Executive Committee, a motion on a proposal for a graduation requirement in quantitative reasoning and a motion on a Faculty Code change for nominations to the executive committee.

Benefits Offices will open late April 15

The Benefits Offices will open late to accommodate morning training sessions Thurs. (April 15). The office in the Administrative Services Bldg. will open at 10:15 a.m., instead of the usual 8 a.m. The Medical Center office in the North Ingalls Bldg. will open at 10:30 a.m. instead of the usual 7:30 a.m.

K/C/P Lecturer at Pharmacy

Phillip Crews, professor of chemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz, will give the College of Pharmacy’s King/Chavez/Parks Lecture at 3 p.m. Tues. (April 13) in Room 3554, C.C. Little Bldg. He will speak on “Fascinating Alkaloids from Exotic Marine Sponges.” The lecture and a reception for Crews at 4 p.m. in Room 1019 Pharmacy Bldg. are free and open to all.

Digital info and medical libraries focus of program

“Digital Information: The Future of Medical Libraries,” featuring Walter B. Panko, professor of information and library studies, will be presented at 1 p.m. April 19 in Room 2901, Taubman Medical Library. Sponsored by the Office of the Health Sciences as part of its Information Technology and Networking Seminar Series, Panko’s talk will focus on the mid- to long-term changes that are likely to affect medical libraries, changes brought on by new and rapidly growing forms of digital information.

CREES offers seminar on Poland

The Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) is offering an intensive course on Polish language, culture, history and political economy May 3–15. The course is designed for the internship programs of the School of Business Administration’s MBA Corps and the William Davidson Institute and is open to individuals who wish to learn more about Poland for business or research purposes.

For information, contact Marysia Ostafin by April 15, 747-2237 or via e-mail:

Literature from the Netherlands focus of evening program

“Literature from the Netherlands” at 8 p.m. Thurs. (April 15) in Room 2001, Modern Languages Bldg., will feature four Dutch writers reading from their works and discussing American influence on Dutch culture. The writers are Martin Bril, writer-in-residence; Jan Kuitenbrouwer of the University of Minnesota; and Bert Shierbeek and Herman Stevens, former U-M writers-in-residence. The program is sponsored by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Dutch Studies and the Netherlands America University League.

Faculty asked to identify Rhodes, Marshall Scholars

Provost Gilbert R. Whitaker Jr. has asked faculty members to identify and encourage U-M undergraduates who might succeed in the next round of competition for Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships. Both provide tuition, living expenses and travel money for two years of study toward a degree at Oxford (Rhodes) or any British university (Marshall) and both are open to all fields of study. Faculty are asked to encourage such students to attend an information meeting 7:30 p.m. Tues. (April 13) in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union.

A look at adolescent pregnancy

The Michigan Initiative for Women’s Health is sponsoring a Women’s Health Issues Seminar noon–1 p.m. Thurs. (April 15) in Room 4, Michigan League on adolescent pregnancy. Cleo Caldwell of the Institute for Social Research will discuss “Intergenerational Family Influences on Adolescent Pregnancy” and Barbara Mimm, School of Nursing doctoral student, will discuss “Communication Patterns in African American Adolescents in Families with Repeat Teen Pregnancy.” For information, call 747-0279.

Art museums focus of Cook Lectures

An examination of art museums, particularly American art museums, will be the focus of this year’s Law School William W. Cook Lectures on American Institutions. The series of talks, at 4 p.m. Wed.–Fri. (April 14–16) in Room 250, Hutchins Hall, features three speakers with varied points of view about the past, present and future of art museums.

Stephen Weil, deputy director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., will speak Wednesday; Annamaria Petrioli Tofani, director of the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence, Italy, on Thursday; and Marcia Tucker, founder and director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, on Friday. The William W. Cook Lectures were endowed by William Wilson Cook, who held bachelor’s and law degrees from the U-M.

Asian American Film Series continues at U-M-Flint

Showings of a series of films and documentaries on the state of Asian Americans in this country continues at U-M-Flint this week with four films: The Bride Wears Red, an Indian American Woman accepts her mother’s decision for an arranged marriage; Island Memory, a woman recollects her childhood on Guam during World War II; Eagle Against the Sun traces the growing awareness of the limits of assimilation of a young Japanese American in an all-white high school on the eve of internment in 1941; Be Good My Children, a parody of the Korean American dream. Films will be shown at 7 p.m. Wed. (April 14) in the KIVA.

String quartet to perform 20th-century works

The Rackham String Quartet, an ensemble of graduate students, will present a free concert at 8 p.m. Sat. (April 17) in Rackham Auditorium as a prelude to their departure for competitions in Europe.

The program will include Gyorgy Ligeti’s First String Quartet; Gyorgy Kurtag’s Twelve Microludes for String Quartet, Op. 13; and Bela Bartok’s String Quartet No. 4 (1928).

Film series continues

Band Wagon, a 1953 film starring Fred Astaire and directed by Vincent Minelli, will be shown at 7 p.m. Sun. (April 18) in the Natural Sciences Auditorium as part of the Program in Film and Video Studies’ free Film Classics Series. Also scheduled, as part of the Ingmar Bergman Film Festival, is Fanny and Alexander, a 1983 film that won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. It will be shown at 4:15 p.m. today (April 12) and 7 p.m. Tues. (April 13) at the Michigan Theater. Admission is $5, $4 for students with ID.

Learn to cut calories while eating out

MedSport nutritional expert Lisa Bookstein will provide tips on healthful ordering from standard restaurant menus as part of the Twelve Oaks Mall Walker’s Program at 9 a.m. Tues. (April 13) in Center Court.

Health education programs are presented on the second Tuesday of the month by the U-M Health Centers. Coffee and bagels are served. “Fitness Over 50” is presented by a certified instructor 9–10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. For information, call 348-9438.

Glass exhibitions featured at U-M-Dearborn

The Fine Art Associates of U-M-Dearborn are sponsoring two exhibitions of glass art through May 16 at the Mardigian Library.

“Frederick Birkhill: Retrospective” and “The International Lampwork Glass Exhibition” include objects from Birkhill’s collection and other local collections. For information, call 593-5087.

You Can Quit!

“You Can Quit!” a one-hour motivational program designed to help people develop a plan to quit smoking, will be held at the University Health Service (UHS) noon–1:30 p.m. April 21. Preregistration is required for the free program. For information or to register, contact UHS’s Health Promotion and Community Relations Department, 763-1320.

Free auto etching available April 17

The Department of Public Safety’s Crime Prevention Unit, the North Campus Neighborhood Office and Housing Security will conduct automobile VIN (vehicle identification number) etching 10 a.m.–2 p.m.. Sat. (April 17) at the North Campus Fire Station, 1946 Beal. Etching is free. For information, call 747-4066 or 763-2776.

Seminar looks at home life of persons with alcoholic parents

Elizabeth Hill, assistant research scientist in psychiatry, will discuss “Individuals with Alcoholic Parents: Effects of the Home Environment on Outcomes” 12:30–2 p.m. Wed. (April 14).

Hill’s presentation is part of the science seminar series presented by the Child/Adolescent Health Behavior Research Center of the School of Nursing.

Find out about the many faces of anxiety

“Understanding and Treating Anxiety Disorders” is the topic of the next free, public Medical Center Health Night Out program 7:30–9:30 p.m. Tues. (April 13) in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium.

George C. Curtis, professor of psychiatry and director of the U-M Anxiety Disorders Program, will lead the discussion.

Participants will learn how physicians diagnose and treat panic disorder, agoraphobia, social phobia, simple phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder.

The program and parking are free.

Gilbert and Sullivan Society presents The Gondoliers

The Gilbert and Sullivan Society will present The Gondoliers at 8 p.m. Thurs.–Sat. (April 15–17) and at 2 p.m. Sat. and Sun. (April 17–18) at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.

The Gondoliers, featuring a plot of true love threatened by mistaken identity, is woven around political satire that rings true even today.

Tickets, $8–$12 ($5 student seating in the rear sections), are available 10 a.m.–6 p.m. weekdays at the Lydia Mendelssohn Box Office.

Looking at friendship, love and harassment in the workplace

Elina Haavio-Mannila, associate professor of sociology at the University of Helsinki and a Center for the Education of Women (CEW) Affiliated Scholar, will present the 1993 Signe Karlstrom Lecture 3–5 p.m. today (April 12) at CEW, 330 E. Liberty St.

She will discuss “Friendship, Love and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.” A reception follows her presentation.

The lecture honors Karlstrom, a key person in the development of a Swedish Language Endowment at the U-M and a leader in Swedish and Scandinavian cultural activities in Detroit. Sponsors are CEW, the Scandinavian Studies Program and the Women’s Studies Program. For information, call 998-7080.

Russmann will lecture at Kelsey Museum

Edna R. Russmann, visiting professor of history of art and visiting curator at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, will lecture at 7:30 p.m. Fri. (April 16) in Room 180, Tappan Hall. Her topic is “Private Portraits in Egypt of the Ptolemies.” A reception will follow at the Museum.

Concert cancelled

A concert by the Contemporary Directions Ensemble, scheduled for 8 p.m. Sat. (April 17) in Rackham Auditorium, has been cancelled.

Cross country run slated for April 17

The Department of Recreational Sports’ Intramural Sports Program is accepting entries for the winter term cross country run to begin at 9 a.m. Sat. (April 17). The 2.5 mile race will begin in Gallup Park and end at Mitchell Field. The entry fee is $5. Entries must turned in by 5 p.m. Fri. (April 16) to the Intramural Sports Bldg. main office.

UROP will honor students

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) will host a reception to honor undergraduate researchers 4:30–6:30 p.m. Wed. (April 14) in Hale Auditorium. The reception will include formal presentations by students on their research projects and poster presentations.

UROP sponsors research partnerships between faculty and first- and second-year students. Now five years old, the program serves approximately 350 undergraduates with original research projects, research support, and academic and career enrichment programs. For information, call 747-2768.

Beware of toner phoners

The Purchasing Office reminds staff to beware of unsolicited calls from salespersons claiming they offer large discounts for copier and laser printer toner, ribbons or facsimile paper. Often the prices are 100 percent to 300 percent above what is charged by local vendors or by University Stores. For information, call Central Purchasing, 764-9200, or Medical/Research Purchasing, 764-2262.

Ghitalla bids adieu in final performance with Brass Quintet

Armando A. Ghitalla, professor of music (trumpet), will appear for the last time prior to his retirement in a free concert by the Faculty Brass Quintet at 8 p.m. Tues. (April 13) at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division St. Ghitalla, first trumpet with the Boston Symphony for 28 years, joined the faculty in 1979.

The program includes J.S. Bach’s “Contrapunctus X,” arranged for brass quintet by Robert Nagel; Robert Sanders’ “Quintet for Brass Instruments; and “Sextet” by Oskar Boehm, a German-Russian romantic composer.

Learn about Library Gopher

The Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library is offering “An Introduction to ULibrary: Learning the Library Gopher” 3–4:30 p.m. April 19 at the Undergraduate Library Microcenter, fourth floor, Undergraduate Library.

Gopher is the electronic tool developed at the University of Minnesota for navigating and accessing information and systems available via electronic networks. The Library’s Gopher system, called “ULibrary,” makes these resources easier to find and use.

To register for the seminar, call 763-1539 or message Graduate Library Reference on MTS.

Register now for Festifall

Festifall, the student organizations fair, will be held 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sept. 14 on the Diag. Student organizations registered with the Michigan Student Assembly or affiliated with a University department can register for Festifall through April 21 for $12. After April 21, the fee increases to $17. Placement on the Diag during Festifall is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Last year more than 2,000 students and 225 registered groups participated in Festifall.

Festifall is sponsored by the Student Organization Development Center with assistance from the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. For information, call 763-5900.