The University Record, February 1, 1993


Advance notice: No Record during winter term recess

The University Record will not publish Feb. 22 because of winter recess. The Feb. 15 issue will carry a two-week calendar. Deadline for submitting calendar and news briefs is 5 p.m. Feb. 9.

For the record ...

The page 1 article in the Jan. 25 issue of the Record about a $3.9 million award from the National Science Foundation should have said the U-M project will merge advanced NeXT computer systems with new software designed specifically to meet the needs of nine groups of international atmospheric scientists. It was incorrectly reported that Lynn Conway, College of Engineering associate dean for instruction and instructional technology, is participating in the project. She is not.

The Lira Singers will present Copernicus Lecture

The Lira Singers of Chicago will present the Copernicus Lecture, a concert with commentary, at 8 p.m. Feb. 12 in Rackham Auditorium. The title of the free presentation is “The Legacy of the Folk Melody in Poland’s Musical Expression.”

The Copernicus Lecture is sponsored by the Copernicus Endowment, the Center for Russian and East European Studies, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. For information, call the Copernicus Endowment, 747-2237.

Safewalk/Northwalk provide safety walking services

Escorts are available for walkers to anywhere within a 20-minute range of the Undergraduate Library or Bursley Hall through Safewalk and Northwalk, the U-M’s nighttime safety walking services.

Safewalk, 936-1000, operates out of the Undergraduate Library. Northwalk, 763-WALK, operates out of Bursley Hall. Both are in service 8 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Sun.–Thurs. and 8–11:30 p.m. Fri.–Sat. Safewalk also operates 1:30–3 a.m. Sun.–Thurs. out of the Angell Hall Computer Center, 763-4246.

International Center offers workshop for faculty, staff

The International Center is offering a workshop titled “Introduction to Immigration Basics for University Faculty and Staff” for employees who deal with foreign students and scholars. The workshop is not open to students and scholars. For reservations, call 764-9310.

Assembly meets today

Senate Assembly will discuss the faculty harassment policy and receive a report from its Faculty Communications Committee when it meets at 3:15 p.m. today (Feb. 1) in Rackham Amphitheater. Refreshments will be served in the Assembly Hall at 2:45 p.m.

Panel focuses on international careers

Individuals who have worked overseas will discuss international careers 4–5:30 p.m. Thurs. (Feb. 4) in the Pendleton Room, Michigan Union. The panelists worked for the U.S. State Department and non-profit international agencies and as consultants in developing countries. For information, call the International Center, 747-2299.

Pianist Nel will perform Feb. 5 at School of Music

Pianist Anton Nel, who joined the faculty last fall as associate professor of music, will give a free recital at 8 p.m. Fri. (Feb. 5) in the School of Music Recital Hall.

One of the outstanding pianists of his generation, Nel has won many honors, including first prizes in the 1987 Naumburg and 1986 Joanna Hodges International Piano Competitions.

The program begins with Mozart’s Fantasy and Sonata in C Minor, K. 475/457. He will be joined on stage by Fred Ormand, professor of clarinet, for the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by Francis Poulenc. Paul Kantor, chair of the Strings Department, and Nel will perform Stravinsky’s Divertimento “Le baiser de la fee” (Kiss of the Fairy). The program concludes with Nel’s solo performance of Chopin’s Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise, Op. 22.

Blood drive begins today

Alpha Phi Omega (APO) service fraternity and the American Red Cross are sponsoring a blood drive this week to collect blood to be used by 72 hospitals in southern Michigan.

Locations and times of the blood drive: noon–5:30 p.m. Mon. (Feb. 1), North Campus Commons; 2–7:30 p.m. Tues. (Feb. 2), East Quadrangle; 3–8:30 p.m. Wed. (Feb. 3), Bursley; 2–7:30 p.m. Thurs. (Feb. 4), Mary Markley; and noon–5:30 p.m. Fri. (Feb. 5), Michigan League.

For information, call APO, 663-6004.

1893 World’s Columbian Exposition featured in display

A selection of plates (photogravures, etchings and water-color facsimiles) taken from Hurbert Howe Bancroft’s The Book of the Fair is on display at the Special Collections Library through April 2.

The Book of the Fair is a 10-volume commentary on the World’s Columbian Exposition, otherwise known as the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. Bancroft, a popular historian of the West and chronicler of the Exposition, wrote that the “greatest of all the exhibits at the Fair are the palaces which contain them, forming of themselves a display more superb and imposing than any of their contents.”

The Special Collections Library is on the seventh floor of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. It is open 10 a.m.–noon and 1–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 10 a.m.–noon Sat., except for Feb. 22–26, when the library will be open 1–5 p.m. It will be closed Feb. 20 and Feb. 27.

February fare at Leonardo’s

Free musical performances will be featured 8–10 p.m. Fridays this month at Leonardo’s (Expresso Royale Caffe/Wok Express), North Campus Commons.

Hayden Carruth will weave together music, humor and audience participation in a uniquely conversational style of performance Feb. 5.

Also scheduled: The Raisin Pickers, Feb. 12; and the Deadbeat Society, Feb. 19.

Pianist Horacio Gutierrez will perform Feb. 6

Pianist Horacio Gutierrez will perform at 8 p.m. Sat. (Feb. 6) in Hill Auditorium in his second recital in Ann Arbor. The program will include Haydn’s Sonata in C Major, Hob XVI: 50; Schumann’s Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17; and Liszt’s Sonata in B minor.

Tickets, $10–$35, are available from the University Musical Society box office, Burton Memorial Tower, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat.

Free showing of Carmen Jones scheduled February 7

The University Musical Society (UMS) and Michigan Theater will present a free showing of the film Carmen Jones at 5 p.m. Sun. (Feb. 7) at the Michigan Theater. The showing is part of the UMS’s Philips Pre-concert Lecture and Film series and precedes performances of Bizet’s opera Carmen by the New York City Opera National Company at the Power Center for the Performing Arts March 4–6. The movie is free to all with a coupon, which can be obtained by calling 764-2538, or by stopping by the UMS box office at Burton Memorial Tower 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. or 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat.

Workshops on accessing student information

University employees who work with student records may want to attend a free workshop called “Introduction to Student Information” 9 a.m.–noon Feb. 9 to learn more about the structure of the student databases on the Data System Center (DSC) mainframe.

A hands-on class titled “Accessing Student Information” will be offered 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Feb. 11. The class will cover various ways to view student information. To enroll, participants need a Top Secret user ID for DSC mainframe access. To register, send electronic mail to itd.workshops or call 763-3700.

CEW, Junior League sponsor women’s health program

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) and the Junior League of Ann Arbor are sponsoring a luncheon about women’s health Sat. (Feb. 6) at the Michigan League.

The event begins with a reception at 11:30 a.m. in the Kalamazoo Room, followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m. and speakers at 1:30 p.m. in the Ballroom.

Speakers include Karen D. Bartscht, obstetrician and gynecologist at Catherine McAuley Health Center, “Your Second Adulthood”— how medicine is keeping up with women over 40; Mary Fran R. Sowers, associate professor of epidemiology, “Prevention Begins Now”—effective practices to diminish osteoporosis bone loss; and Barbara L. Weber, scientific director of the Breast Oncology Program, “The Search for the Gene”—looking for the gene that causes breast cancer.

The cost is $20 for the luncheon or $5 for the speaker portion of the luncheon only. For information or to make reservations, call 994-0822 by Wed. (Feb. 3).

Ohio vanpool available

VanOhio, offered by Share A Ride Co., has openings in its Ann Arbor-Toledo vanpool. Passengers must work 8 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays. For information, call Mary Ruhl, 995-8779.

WCBN begins on-air fundraiser Feb. 8

Campus radio station WCBN, 88.3 FM, begins its week-long on-air semi-annual fundraiser Feb. 8. Donations make up more than half of the station’s budget. To donate, call 763-3500.

PJ’s Used Records will present WCBN’s Winter ’93 Benefit Bash at the Blind Pig beginning at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Bands scheduled to appear include the Blue Dogs, Which Doctors and M.E. Johnson. Admission is $7, all of which supports the station. For details, call 763-3501.

Robert Gordon will deliver Cooley Lectures Feb. 1–3

Robert W. Gordon, law professor at Stanford University, will deliver the 39th series of the Thomas M. Cooley Lectures at 4 p.m. today–Wed. (Feb. 1–3) in Room 250, Hutchins Hall. Gordon will explore the historical and current state of legal ideology in the United States in the series titled “Taming the Past: Histories of Liberal Society in American Legal Argument.”

He will speak about “The Classical Ascendancy (1860–1920) and Its Progressive Critics” today, “The Conservative Revival (1980–1992) on Tues. and “Designing the Past to Reform the Present” on Wed.

Posting system in place for grad student assistant jobs

A posting system for departments that customarily appoint non-departmental graduate students as graduate student teaching assistants, staff assistants and research assistants will be available later this month for fall term positions.

The system assists departments that are seeking non-departmental graduate students for positions and it makes graduate students aware of such positions. Posting will occur Feb. 22 at the first floor job board, Student Activities Bldg.; in the basement of the Rackham Bldg. next to the Fellowship Office; and on the first floor of the North Campus Commons. For information, call 763-5430.