The University Record, April 19, 1993


Benefits offices close for training

The Central Campus and Medical Center Benefits Offices will close at 11:30 a.m. Thurs. (April 22) for a brief training session. The Central Campus office will reopen at 1:15 p.m. and the Medical Center office will reopen at 1:30 p.m.

Women of Color Task Force recruiting new members

The Women of Color Task Force will hold its annual recruitment brown bag noon–1:30 p.m. May 6 in the Hussey Room, Michigan League. For information, call 763-6841.

Record begins two-week publication schedule April 26

Beginning April 26 the Record will be on an every-other-week schedule and Calendar and News Briefs will cover two-week periods. The Record staff will assume that ongoing activities have ended for the term and will not post them unless otherwise notified.

For the record . . .

Donald F. Huelke is professor of anatomy and research scientist at the U-M Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). His title was reported incorrectly in Kudos published in the April 12 Record. Patricia Waller has been director of UMTRI since 1989.

Assembly meets today

An instrument for faculty evaluation of administrators and a report from the Task Force on Retirement are among the agenda items for the Senate Assembly meeting that begins at 3:15 p.m. today (April 19) in Rackham Amphitheater. Also on the agenda are presentations by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and a proposal from the Faculty Anti-Harassment Policy Drafting Committee.

Refreshments will be served 2:45–3:15 p.m. in the Assembly Hall.

Michigan Radio will broadcast Cook’s lecture

A lecture by Blanche Wiesen Cook, biographer of Eleanor Roosevelt, recently presented as the Center for Education of Women Elizabeth Mullin Welch Lecture, will be broadcast on Michigan Radio’s “Today’s World” at 12:30 p.m. Tues. (April 20).

Michigan Radio can be heard in Ann Arbor on WUOM, 91.7 FM, in Grand Rapids on WVGR, 104.1, and in Flint on WFUM, 91.1 FM.

Native American storyteller coming to Museum of Art

Native American storyteller and potter Frank Ettawageshik of the Ottawa tribe will recount tales from the Native American tradition at 10:30 a.m. Sat. (April 24) at the Museum of Art.

A resident of the Grand Traverse Bay area, Ettawageshik will tell stories from both the Great Lakes and Plains Indian traditions, many of which he first learned from his father, Fred, also a well-known storyteller.

Readers needed

Do you like to read aloud? Volunteer readers are needed to assist U-M students who have visual impairments or learning disabilities. Call Services for Students with Disabilities, 763-3000.

Women and depression: natural, cultural or both?

The Medical Center’s next Health Night Out will focus on “The Special Problems of Women and Depression” 7:30–9:30 p.m. Tues. (April 20) at the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium.

Elizabeth Young, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Mood Disorders Program, and Bonnie Hagerty, assistant professor of nursing and psychiatry, will conduct the program which will include how sex hormones affect mood and behavior, the role heredity may play in depression, and how the U-M is using new research to improve diagnosis and treatment.

The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that more than 8 million people annually suffer from depression severe enough to warrant medical attention. The majority are women.

Public TV examines Holocaust

The social history of the Holocaust is examined in several performance specials and documentaries this month on WFUM, TV28, a broadcast service of the U-M-Flint.

They include: “The Longest Hatred,” 9 p.m. Wed. (April 21); the American Playhouse presentation of “Fires in the Mirror,” 9 p.m. April 28; and “Marcel Proust: A Writer’s Life,” 10 p.m. April 30.

For information on programs to air on Intelligent Television, WFUM, call 762-3028.

Lecturer will address educating women in medicine

Thomas N. Bonner, professor of history and past president of Wayne State University, will discuss “Educating Women in Medicine: Michigan and the Nation, 1850–1920” at 4:30 p.m. April 27 in Room F2305, Maternal and Child Health Center.

Bonner is the author of the recently published book To the Ends of the Earth: Women’s Search for Education in Medicine.

The lecture is sponsored by the Historical Center for the Health Sciences. For information, call 998-6376.

Friends of Arb plan several Arbor Week events

The Friends of the Arboretum has scheduled a number of activities for Arbor Week:

“Using Native Plants in Your Landscaping” by Arb Director Charles Cares, 7:30 p.m. Tues. (April 20), Room 1250 Dana Bldg.

Demonstration of planting and transplanting techniques for woody plants by forester Guy Smith, noon, Sat. (April 24).

Flyfishing workshop on Huron River by Prof. John R. Bassett, 2 p.m. Sat. (April 24). Limited to 12; call 763-6632 for reservations.

Other activities include the spring burn of Dow Field Prairie (call number above for day and time) and daily tours (April 19—23) of the Arb beginning at noon at the Washington Heights entrance.

Benefits report coming soon

The annual report to staff members on their benefits will be mailed this week. The report summarizes the benefit programs in which staff members participate and provides a statement of the costs of those benefits to both staff members and the University.

Benefits shown are based on staff members’ personal situation as of Dec. 31, with the exception of health insurance benefit reimbursement accounts, and basic retirement allocations, where the status as of Jan. 1 was used. Any plan participation or appointment changes since then will not be shown on the statement.

The Benefits Office encourages staff members to review the report for accuracy. For information or questions about possible inaccuracies, call 763-1214 (Central Campus) or 764-6584 (Medical Campus).

Course will help unlock secrets of the Grad Library

Turner Geriatric Services’ Learning in Retirement Program is offering a four-week course to help unlock the secrets of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library beginning 10–noon May 5.

The course for people age 55 and older will focus on current events as a way to introduce participants to the information system that has replaced the card catalogue.

Participants will access The New York Times published on the day of their birth and learn how to access many other data bases.

Librarian Judy Avery will conduct the course at the Graduate Library. For information or to register, $10, call 764-2556.

Wireless Ethernet LAN will be demonstrated

Motorola Corporation’s Wireless LAN Division from Chicago will demonstrate a wireless Ethernet LAN 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Thurs. (April 22) in Dining Room D, University Hospital. Motorola representatives will be available to answer inquiries regarding security and interference.

The free demonstration is hosted by the Office of Health Sciences Information Technology and Networking.

Family Housing offers English classes

The Family Housing Language Program offers English classes for the families of international students, faculty and staff. Register now for children’s, teens’ and adult classes in both the spring and summer sessions. Native speakers of English are needed as volunteer conversation or classroom partners. For information, call 763-1440.

Black professionals will meet April 22

The Association of Black Professionals and Administrators will hold a general membership meeting noon–2 p.m. Thurs. (April 22) in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union. For information, call Pamela Roberts, 764-3982.

Kinesiology sponsors KidSport

The Division of Kinesiology is offering KidSport, a fun-filled sports and swimming program with a non-competitive focus for children ages 6–11, 8:30 a.m.–noon weekdays June 21–July 30.

Children may be dropped off beginning at 8 a.m. and must be picked up by 12:15 p.m. The fee is $225. For information, call 763-4118 or 764-1342.

Work-Study funds for winter term end April 29

The Work-Study program for winter term ends April 29. Work-Study employee time reports must be submitted to their supervisors by April 29 for students to receive their final pay May 14 and for employer accounts to receive reimbursement under the program.

The beginning work date for spring term Work-Study is May 9. For information, call 763-4128.

Universal ID System update

Presentations for faculty, staff and students on the status of the Universal ID System will be given 1:30–3 p.m. April 28 in Room 138 Science Building, U-M-Dearborn; and 9–11 a.m. April 29 in the Hussey Room, Michigan League. Question-and-answer sessions will follow the brief presentations. A meeting for the Flint campus will be held in May.

For information, call Ray Geitka, 593-5076 (Dearborn), or Rob Wilke, 763-0107. Both may also be contacted via e-mail.

AAUP will look at effects of health costs

A panel will discuss “Problems Faced by the University and Its Staff Caused by Increasing Costs of Health Care” at the U-M chapter meeting of the American Association of University Professors at noon Thurs. (April 22) in the Michigan Room, Michigan League.

Panelists include: Craig M. Jorgeson, manager of staff benefits; Roy Penchansky, professor of health services management and policy; and Dean G. Smith, assistant professor of health services management and policy.

A brief business meeting will precede the discussion.

Swing into spring sports

The Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program will offer softball, sand volleyball, 3-on-3 basketball, tennis and a cross-country run during spring term.

Entries will be accepted beginning 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. May 5 at the Intramural Sports Bldg. Entry fees are $40 for softball, $30 for volleyball, $20 for 3-on-3 basketball, $5/$9 for tennis singles/doubles and $5 for the June 14 cross-country run.

Coalition seeks responses to climate survey

A coalition of campus groups is collecting first-person accounts of the experiences affecting female staff as part of an effort to document the climate for women at the University.

Respondents do not have to identify themselves. When the stories are compiled, changes will only be made to insure privacy. No names will be used.

The coalition includes the Commission for Women, the Women of Color Task Force, Women’s Initiative Group, the Academic Women’s Caucus, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center, the Lesbian and Gay Male Programs Office, the Family Care Resources Program and the Center for the Education of Women. Send comments to the Commission for Women, Affirmative Action Office, 6041 Fleming, 1340.

Symposium will focus on laser-matter interactions

The Center for Ultrafast Optical Science will host a symposium on laser-matter interactions April 28–29 at Chrysler Center, 2121 Bonisteel. Speakers from France, Harvard, Northwestern, AT&T Bell Labs, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U-M will include Nobel Laureate Norman Ramsey and Harvard University physicist Mara Prentiss. For information, call 747-1701.

Teens invited to volunteer

Informational meetings for the U-M Hospitals teen volunteer program will be held 7–8 p.m. April 27 in the Maternal and Child Health Center Auditorium; 4–5 p.m. April 29 in Room 2C108, University Hospital; and 7–8 p.m. May 3, also in Room 2C108.

Teens 14 years of age and older can contribute many hours to the service and care of patients while learning about health care careers and services such as physical therapy, radiology and nursing. For information, call 936-4327.