The University Record, April 26, 1993


Forum to address issues of economic decline

The U-M-Flint will host a national conference, The Frances Willson Thompson Critical Issues Forum on Creative Responses to Economic Development in Industrial Communities, May 4–6 in the Harding Mott University Center.

Keynote speakers include Barry and Irving Bluestone, who will give a joint address on “Negotiating the Future: Labor-Management Relations and Urban Economic Development” at 1 p.m. May 4. Barry Bluestone is professor of political economy at the University of Massachusetts. His father, Irving, is professor of labor studies at Wayne State University and retired vice president of the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America.

Bennett Harrison, professor of political economy at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz School of Public Policy and Management, will discuss “Local Economic Development: Small Firms, Big Firms, or Networks of Firms” at 1 p.m. May 5.

Neil Seldman, president and co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Washington, D.C., will present “Case Studies of Economic Development Through Recycling: Lessons to be Learned” at 1 p.m. May 6.

For information on the conference, call 762-3340 or 762-3351.

Distinguished Dissertation Awards will be presented April 30

A symposium to honor the recipients of the 1993 Distinguished Dissertation Awards will be held at 10 a.m. Fri. (April 30) in the Assembly Hall, fourth floor, Rackham Bldg. A buffet lunch reception will be held noon–1 p.m.

Recipients of the awards this year are: Gregory S. Carleton (Slavic languages and literatures), Phillip D. MacKenzie (computer science and engineering), Wendy M. Motooka (English language and literature) and Ping Xie (applied physics).

Spring Gardeners Sale scheduled May 1–2

The Friends of Matthaei Botanical Gardens Spring Gardeners’ Sale will be held 10 a.m.–4 p.m. May 1–2 at the Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Road.

The sale will feature more than 20,000 plants, including wildflowers, perennials for both sun and shade, herbs and scented geraniums, rock garden plants, ferns, ornamental grasses, ground covers, roses, heaths, heathers, vines, flowering baskets and biennials.

A pre-sale for Friends members will be held 3–7 p.m. Fri. (April 30). Those who wish to join the Friends ($25 for individuals or $40 for couples and families) may do so at the door and then select before the sale opens to the public.

Next Record May 10

The Record begins its every-other-week schedule today (April 26). Calendar and News Briefs will cover two-week periods. The deadline for Calendar and News Brief items for the May 10 issue is 5 p.m. May 4. The Record staff will assume that ongoing activities have ended for the term and will not post them unless otherwise notified.

Do you enjoy reading 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.

Tired of feeling tired?

“Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS): When You’re Tired of Feeling Tired” is the topic of the Medical Center’s next Health Night Out program 7:30–9:30 p.m. Tues. (May 4) in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium.

Mark Demitrack, assistant professor of psychiatry and director of the U-M Chronic Fatigue Clinic, will discuss why CFS is difficult to diagnose, symptoms doctors look for, possible links between CFS and viruses, and new treatments. For information, call 763-9000, category 1075.

CEW sponsors time management workshop for women

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) is sponsoring “Time Management: A Guide for Women” 5:30–7 p.m. May 12 at CEW, 330 E. Liberty.

The program is designed for women who are juggling home-work-school schedules. Strategies that author Pat Materka will discuss include setting priorities, getting organized, overcoming procrastination and achieving goals.

To register, $10 or $7 for U-M students, call 998-7080.

Coming to Trueblood: Greek masterpiece Bacchae

A new translation of Euripides’ 2,400-year-old Greek tragic masterpiece, the Bacchae, will be performed at 8 p.m. May 21–22 and 2 p.m. May 23 at Trueblood Theatre. The performances, culminating a long collaboration among U-M students and faculty, are sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Department of Classical Studies, Department of Theatre and Drama, and University Productions.

Tickets, $6 for students and $10 for others, are available at the Michigan League ticket office, 764-0450.

May Festival celebrates 100 years

The University Musical Society will celebrate the 100th May Festival with food, dancing and music May 6–9.

Special events include a Prelude Picnic Buffet in Nickels Arcade at 5:30 p.m. May 6; Gala Centennial Dinner at 6 p.m. in the Reading Room, Rackham Bldg.; and a free, public birthday party on Ingalls Mall at 2 p.m. May 9 with cake and ice cream.

A full schedule of events is included in the Record calendar. For information and ticket prices, call 764-2538.

Michigan Radio presents 40 years of presidential history

More than 40 years of University history will be covered when the President’s Roundtable airs on Michigan Radio’s Today’s World at 12:30 p.m. May 3 and May 4. The presidents met last fall as part of the University’s 175th anniversary celebration.

The five most recent presidents, James J. Duderstadt (1988–present), Harold T. Shapiro (1980–87), Allan F. Smith (1979), Robben W. Fleming (1968–79) and Harlan H. Hatcher (1951–67), discussed changes in campus life from the University’s inception in 1817 to the present. University historian Robert Warner moderated the panel.

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

Regents will meet May 6–7

The Regents are scheduled to hold their monthly meeting May 6–7. Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance should contact the Regents’ Office two weeks in advance. Call 764-3883 or write to Regents’ Office, Fleming Administration Bldg. For TDD services, call 747-1388.

Work-Study funds for winter term end April 29

The Work-Study program for winter term ends Fri. (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.

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.

Like live jazz?

Leonardo’s (Espresso Royale Caffe/Wok Express) in the North Campus Commons will present a variety of music, from classical to jazz, by Blue Sun 8–10 p.m. May 5, May 12, May 19 and May 26.

Students in the School of Music Jazz Studies Program will perform 8–10 p.m. May 6, May 13, May 20 and May 27 at Leonardo’s. Standards, original compositions and contemporary arrangements can be enjoyed in a casual setting.

Other performances scheduled 8–10 p.m. at Leonardo’s: May 7, Continental Brass Quintet; May 14, The Raisin Pickers; May 21, Montage; and May 28, Espresso.

Michigan Radio celebrates Science and Technology Week

To help commemorate National Science and Technology Week today–Fri. (April 26–30), Michigan Radio’s John Walters will conduct a series of interviews during the 7:30 a.m. segment of Morning Edition.

Most of the guests in the special series of interviews will be researchers and experts from the U-M. Topics to be addressed include earth sciences, engineering, chemistry, space science, ecology and medicine.

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.

Women of Color Task Force recruiting new members

The Women of Color Task Force will holds it annual recruitment brown bag noon–1:30 p.m. May 6 in the Hussey Room, Michigan League. For information, call 763-6841. To RSVP, call 763-3565.

Arboretum featured in Grad Library

An exhibit about the Nichols Arboretum is on display in the North Lobby of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library until the third week of May. The displays, one of which is devoted to birds of the Arboretum, tie the University Library collections in with Arboretum subjects.

Concert features Indian dance

Stephen J. Rush, assistant professor of dance, and Indian dancer Navtej Johar will present a concert at 8 p.m. Fri.–Sat. (April 30–May 1) in Studio A Theater, Dance Bldg.

The concert will feature traditional South Indian music as well as new works composed for the concert by Rush, who will play synthesizers as well as sing for this performance.

Tickets, $7 for students and $10 for others, are available 9 a.m.–4 p.m. today–Fri. (April 26–30) in the Dance Bldg. For information, call 763-5460.

Nagel will perform at University Hospital lobby

Louis B. Nagel, associate professor of music, will give a piano concert at 12:30 p.m. May 6 on the first floor of the University Hospital lobby. The concert is sponsored by the Gifts of Art.

Hole-in-the-Bog of Port Sanilac will recreate folkdancing in the style of the village of Brampton-on-the-Bush in Oxfordshire, England, at 12:30 p.m. May 13 in the same location.

For other Gifts of Art programs, call 936-ARTS.

Michigan Radio to broadcast King’s Singers—Silver Jubilee

Michigan Radio will broadcast the May 2 King’s Singers—Silver Jubilee performance in Hill Auditorium at 8 p.m. May 10 and 2 p.m. May 15.

Michigan Radio will record the University Musical Society-sponsored concert and produce it for broadcast, which will be distributed to more than 70 radio stations nationwide through American Public Radio.

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

It’s tee time at Radrick

The 1993 Radrick Farms Information Guide, containing a number of important policy changes, is available to faculty and staff playing on a daily green-fees basis from the golf shop or by calling 998-7041. Some of the new regulations include:

—All golfers must register in the golf shop at least 15 minutes before their starting time. Faculty and staff members need to present their University identification card.

—Appropriate golfing attire is mandatory. No athletic shorts or tank tops will be permitted.

Because of the increased demand on the golf course, a new playing-time standard will be applied, minimizing slow play.

Daily green fees for faculty and staff or spouses are $17 weekdays and $25 weekends. Guest fees are $30 weekdays and $40 weekends.

Have you received your HRD catalog?

Human Resource Development (HRD) has mailed its new spring/summer catalog to non-Medical Campus staff. Persons who did not receive a copy, should check with the mail room or the mail distributors in their building.

Future catalogs should be received automatically if Staff Records has a current campus address. This is done with an Address Personal Data Change Form, #30005. For information, call 764-7410.

Purchasing Department modifies electronic requisitions

The Purchasing Department’s electronic purchase requisition (PREQ) IMS transaction will be modified Wed. (April 28). The transaction now will automatically issue confirming purchase order numbers online for orders under $500. The requisition data then will be moved to the purchase order database, where the order will be edited but not retyped.

The PREQ transaction runs on the Data Systems Center mainframe computer. For information on accessing the DSC system, contact ITD User Services, 763-0107. For more information about the Purchasing system, call James J. Peters, 747-0734.

Single parenting: a tough job

The Diversity First Friday Roundtable Series will feature “Single Parenting: The World’s Toughest Job” at a brown-bag lunch noon–1 p.m. in Dining Rooms C and D, University Hospital.

Leslie DePietro, coordinator of Family Care Resources Program, says the group will explore the realities and challenges of single parenting, learn strategies for adapting to change and discuss sources of support.

Fair Lane seeks volunteers

Volunteers to serve as guides, cashiers and receptionists are sought by the Henry Ford Estate, U-M-Dearborn.

Home to auto pioneer Henry Ford and his wife Clara for more than 30 years, the Estate includes a residence, hydroelectric powerhouse, boathouse, miniature farmhouse and 72 acres of gardens and grounds. For information or to volunteer, call 593-5590.

Seminar offered for rendering virtual environments

The Program in Scientific Visualization Laboratory for Scientific Computing is hosting a seminar titled “Radiosity-Based Rendering for Virtual Environments in Architecture and Industrial Design” 12:30–1:30 p.m. May 7 in the Chrysler Center Auditorium. Rod Recker, vice president of Lightscape Graphics Software, will be the guest speaker.

A new radiosity algorithm and its application as a design and presentation tool will be described. The algorithm accurately simulates the diffuse interreflections of lights in a virtual environment and captures effects such as indirect lighting, sharing variation, soft shadowing and color bleeding.

Computer demonstrations will be offered during and after the seminar. For information, contact Klaus-Peter Beier, 764-4296 or via e-mail.

U-M Hospitals offers volunteer opportunities

If you are thinking about being a volunteer, consider U-M Hospitals. Opportunities range from the Emergency Department to the Friend’s Gift Shops. Informational meetings will be held 7–8 p.m. May 6 in the Maternal and Child Health Center Auditorium and 4–5 p.m. May 10 in Room 2C108, second level of University Hospital. For information, call 936-4327.

Panel wraps up series on conflict resolution

Panelists will discuss “Some Resources at the University for Conflict Resolution” noon–1 p.m. May 5 in the Michigan Room, Michigan League. The panel discussion wraps up the Commission for Women’s series on conflict resolution and negotiation.

Panelists include Pamela Gurgevich, Personnel; Brian Clapham, Affirmative Action Office; and Jens Zorn, professor of physics and former faculty ombudsman.

Traveler alert: construction near Metro Airport

Travel Services says today (April 26) is the likely date for the closing of Middlebelt Road, from Wick to Smith, and several ramps onto I-94. Airport-bound motorists are advised to allow an additional 15 minutes for reaching Detroit Metropolitan Airport at most times and an additional 30 minutes during airport peak traffic periods—late afternoon most weekdays, and Friday and Sunday evenings.

A construction information telephone line, 1-800-968-9394, will provide motorists with information about road and ramp closures around the airport.

Gardens tours focus on pollination, how it happens

The Matthaei Botanical Gardens will hold Conservatory tours at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sat. (May 1), May 15 and May 22 and at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sun. (May 2), May 16 and May 23. The topic is “Pollination, How Does It Happen?” Flowering plants that have developed to attract pollinators such as bats, bees, hummingbirds, butterflies and beetles will be identified.

Trail tours will be given at 2 p.m. May 8 and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. May 9. The topic for May is “Spring Wildflowers.”

Participants are asked to register at the reception desk prior to the Conservatory tour. The Gardens is located at 1800 North Dixboro Road.

Museum of Art schedule altered for commencement

Due to commencement activities, the Museum of Art will not open until 3 p.m. Sat. (May 1). The Museum will be open 3–5 p.m. and resume normal hours May 2.

Phi Kappa Phi initiation slated for Thursday

Phi Kappa Phi will initiate new members at a ceremony at 6 p.m. Thurs. (April 29) in the Michigan League Ballroom. Initiates, their families and friends, and current student and faculty members of Phi Kappa Phi are welcome to attend the reception. Provost Gilbert R. Whitaker Jr. will welcome the initiates and give a short talk.

Symposium will focus on laser-matter interactions

The Center for Ultrafast Optical Science will host a symposium on laser-matter interactions Thurs.–Fri. (April 29–30) in Room 1400, Chemistry Bldg.

Speakers from France, Harvard, Northwestern University, 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.

Register now for ‘Quest for Quality’

The Workplace of the ’90s, a new name for the Office of the ’90s conference, will be held May 25 and repeated May 26 at the Michigan League. Workshop topics include conflict management and negotiation, running effective meetings, and new and changing leadership styles.

Catherine Lilly, organization development specialist with the Information Technology Division, will give the conference keynote on total quality management.

Registration, $45, includes the one-day conference, lunch and all materials. For information call 764-5305.

Genetic influences in drug abuse will be discussed

Roy Pickens, director of the Addiction Research Center at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, will discuss “Genetic and Environmental Influences in Drug Abuse” 4–5 p.m. Thurs. (April 29) in the Waggoner Conference Room, Mental Health Research Institute.

Pickens’ research interests are in the etiology of drug abuse, the roles genetic and environmental factors play in alcoholism and drug abuse, and the transmission of HIV infection among intravenous drug users.

The presentation is sponsored by the Substance Abuse Center. For information, call 998-6500.

Panel will focus on leadership for a multicultural university

A panel discussion titled “Faculty Leadership for a Multicultural University” will be presented 4–5:30 p.m. May 7 in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union.

The discussion is sponsored by Faculty and Staff Against Institutional Racism-Teaching Group (FAIRteach).

Panelists include: Suzanne Benally, director, Institute on Ethnic Diversity, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education; James Francisco Bonilla, director, Multicultural Teaching Program, Ohio State University; Laura L.B. Border, director, Graduate Teacher Program, University of Colorado; Johnnella E. Butler, chair, American Ethnic Studies Department, University of Washington; Bailey Jackson, dean, School of Education, University of Massachusetts; and Ronald Takaki, professor of ethnic studies, University of California, Berkeley.

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.

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. Wed. (April 28) in Room 138, Science Building, U-M-Dearborn; and 9–11 a.m. Thurs. (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.

Teens invited to volunteer

Informational meetings for the U-M Hospitals teen volunteer program will be held 7–8 p.m. Tues. (April 27) in the Maternal and Child Health Center Auditorium; 4–5 p.m. Thurs. (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.

Psychology presents Paul M. Fitts Memorial Lectures

The Department of Psychology will present the sixth Paul M. Fitts Memorial Lectures May 10–21. Roger N. Shepard of Stanford University will speak about “Mind and World: The Emergence of Universal Principles of Mind as Adaptations to Universal Principles of the World” at 4 p.m. in Hale Auditorium.

Topics include: May 10, Science; May 11, Perception; May 12, Generalization; May 13, Discrimination; May 14, Categorization; May 17, Imagination; May 18, Motion; May 19, Music; May 20, Color; and May 21, Reciprocal Engenderment. For information, call 747-4948.