The University Record, February 15, 1993


Record publication schedule

The Record will not publish Feb. 22 because of winter break. The deadline for submitting Calendar and News Brief items for the March 1 Record is 5 p.m. Feb. 23 in writing at the Record office (412 Maynard St.); via electronic mail to Jane Elgass, Mary Jo Frank or Rebecca Doyle; or by FAX, 764-7084.

Senate Assembly meets today

A report on the quality of life for international students at the U-M will be discussed at the Senate Assembly meeting that begins at 3:15 p.m. today (Feb. 15) in Rackham Amphitheater. Also on the agenda are updates on the faculty ombuds program and the drafting of changes for the Interim Policy on Discriminatory Harassment by Faculty and Staff in the University Environment. Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Assembly Hall.

Botanical Gardens tea focuses on English herb gardens

Guy Cooper, partner in the British garden design firm of Cooper and Taylor Designers of London, will lecture at 2 p.m. Sun. (Feb. 21) at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens on “English Herb Gardens.”

Following the lecture and slide presentation, the Friends of the Gardens Herb Study Group will present an English tea.

Cooper has worked on numerous speciality gardens in Ireland, France, Spain and the United States, as well as in England.

Proceeds from the sale of tickets, $10, will help fund the expansion of the Herb Knot Garden. For reservations, call 998-7061.

SACUA seeks volunteers for ‘Faculty Perspectives’

To increase communication from and among faculty, the Senate Assembly has approved a plan to initiate a six- to eight-month pilot period for a monthly “Faculty Perspectives Page” in the Record. The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA) is seeking faculty volunteers to serve on the page’s editorial advisory board. Board members will solicit submissions for and determine the content of the Faculty Perspectives Page. Volunteers should contact Jayne Thorson, 764-0303, or via electronic mail.

Davis-Markert-Nickerson Lecture scheduled Thursday at Rackham

Rutgers Prof. Catharine R. Stimpson will present the 1993 Davis-Markert-Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom at 4 p.m. Thurs. (Feb. 18) in Rackham Amphitheater. The free, public lecture will be followed by a reception.

Stimpson’s lecture is titled “Dirty Minds, Dirty Bodies, Clean Speech.”

Stimpson also will speak noon–2 p.m. Fri. (Feb. 19) in the Center for the Education of Women (CEW) conference room, 330 E. Liberty St., about critical issues for women in higher education. The Friday program is sponsored by CEW and the Women’s Studies Program.

Artist Jon Lockard speaking at South Quadrangle

Artist Jon Lockard will discuss “Afrocentric Art and its Implications” at 7 p.m. Wed. (Feb. 17) in the Afro-American Lounge, South Quadrangle, as part of African American History Month.

“African American Expression: A Black History Month Celebration” featuring music and readings of poetry and prose will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thurs. (Feb. 18) in the Nikki Giovanni Lounge, Mosher-Jordan. A discussion and a program about highlights of African American history will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thurs. (Feb. 18) in the Angela Davis Lounge of Mary Markley. Lady Sings the Blues will be shown at 8 p.m. in the Oxford Seely Lounge.

Programs are sponsored by Housing Special Programs, residence halls, Women of Color Task Force and the Association of Multicultural Unification. For information, call 763-1452.

College of Engineering walking team issues challenge

The College of Engineering March of Dimes walking team is challenging other departments to walk in the April 25 March of Dimes WalkAmerica and raise more money than the engineering team.

Linda Maton, who is coordinating the team walk for College of Engineering departments, said last year Space Research Building participants raised more than $1,600. For information about participating, contact Maton, 764-3282, or through electronic mail.

Dearborn marks Black History Month

Ahmad Abdur-Rahman, imprisoned for 21 years as a result of his activities with the Black Panthers, will speak at 3 p.m. Wed. (Feb. 17) in the Recreation & Organizations Center at U-M-Dearborn. His appearance is sponsored by the Association of African American Students and the Muslim Student Association. The Police Officers Chorale will perform at noon Fri. (Feb. 19) in University Mall, under the sponsorship of the Association for African American Students. More than 40 police officers from different departments in Wayne County are members of the non-denominational gospel group.

Coming: ‘Holocaust Memoirs’

“Holocaust Memoirs: Testimony and Remembrance,” an exhibition featuring survivor accounts of the Holocaust, will be on display in the north lobby of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library during March.

The exhibition examines some of the Jewish cultural and religious background that has played a part in impelling survivors to publish their accounts.

Flower arranging is focus of Matthaei class

Matthaei Botanical Gardens is sponsoring a five-session class on flower arranging, beginning 7–9 p.m. March 2. Tom Thompson, owner of Tom Thompson Flowers, will present a comprehensive survey of styles and methods of flower arranging, complete with hands-on experience and individual critiques. Fee is $55. For information, call 998-7061.

Teachers will learn about ‘fossil record’

The Exhibit Museum is offering a workshop for elementary school teachers who have had little or no formal training in paleontology 9 a.m.–noon Feb. 27 in Room 4518, Ruthven Museums Bldg.

The methods by which both plant and animal remains are preserved in the “fossil record” will be discussed, as will the way in which paleontologists use fossil evidence to interpret past climates and habitats on Earth. Numerous hands-on specimens will be used to demonstrate types of fossils.

Registration, $10, is limited to 25 persons. Call 764-0478.

Nominations sought for student service award

University students make extraordinary service contributions to local communities and to the University, benefiting the community as well as enriching their own learning.

To acknowledge community service learning as an important ingredient in undergraduate education, the faculty will award to one student the U-M Distinguished Community Service Learning Award.

Nominations may be submitted by any member of the University community and a Faculty Selection Committee will select the winner.

Service must have occurred during academic year 1992–93. Only service on a voluntary basis or as part of a course qualifies.

Nomination forms are available from and should be returned to Jeffrey Howard, 2205 Michigan Union. Howard, 763-3548, is staff assistant to the selection committee. Nomination deadline is March 1. The awardee will be publicly acknowledged in April.

Low vision support group will meet Feb. 24

Turner Geriatric Services Low Vision Support group will meet 1–3 p.m. Feb. 24 at Cranbrook Towers, 2701 Northbrook. Robert Jones, director of the Detroit Radio Information Center, will discuss the center’s services and provide information regarding communication programs for the visually impaired. All are welcome. For information, call 764-2556.

Sunday night special: Jazz at the League

Live jazz performances are being offered every Sunday evening in the Michigan League Buffet. A selection of entrees, deli sandwiches, salads, soups, homemade desserts and flavored coffees are served 5–7:30 p.m. Jazz performances by students in the School of Music Jazz Studies Program begin at 5:30 p.m.

Jazz at the League is sponsored by the School of Music, the League and the Student Leader Board. For information, call 764-0446.

Add your e-mail address to the U’s online phone book

More than 15,000 members of the University community have their electronic mail addresses listed in the X.500 directory service, the

U-M’s online phone book. Adding your e-mail address will make it easier for others on and off campus to contact you. For a step-by-step description of how to add information or edit your online directory entry, call 998-7624 and request a copy of “X.500 Director: E-mail Addresses, Nicknames and Personal Information.”

Japanese automobile supplier networks analyzed

Will Mitchell, assistant professor of corporate strategy, will discuss “Are Japanese Automobile Component Supplier Networks Being Recreated in North America?” noon–1 p.m. Feb. 23 in Room 1004, Paton Accounting Center.

Mitchell’s free, public presentation is part of the 1992–93 Seminars in International Business series hosted by the Center for International Business Education (CIBE), the Center for Japanese Studies and the Center for Russian and East European Studies. Dessert and coffee will be provided. For information about the seminar or the travel and research awards program, contact CIBE, 936-3917.

March 1 is deadline for continuing IFS home directory

The Information Technology Division (ITD) began charging for the campuswide Institutional File System (IFS) in January. IFS users who began using the system before January and plan to continue ownership of their home directory in 1993 should contact the ITD Accounts Office, 764-8000, before March 1 to complete a service order.

Student IFS users must contact the Accounts Office to retain file space beyond 3 megabytes. For students with 3 megabytes or less, the home directory will continue to be available. ITD covers the cost of the first 3 megabytes of file space for up to 5,000 students.

Seed funds available for nonlinear systems research

With the sponsorship of the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Program in Nonlinear Studies will be reviewing short proposals for modest amounts of seed money (under $10,000) for research projects in nonlinear systems. Proposals, not to exceed four pages, should include a brief description of the research, summary CVs of the principal investigators, a budget, and a brief statement concerning prospects for future funding. Send proposals, to arrive by March 1, to: Robert Savit, Program in Nonlinear Studies, 2068 Randall Lab 1120. Awards will be announced in March.

Forum examines North American Free Trade Agreement

“Labor and Community Activism: Responses to the North American Free Trade Agreement” is the topic of the next program in the Solidarity Winter Forum Series at 7:30 p.m. Wed. (Feb. 17) in the Henderson Room, Michigan League.

Mary McGinn, international coordinator of Labor Notes, and Michael Dorsey of the School of Natural Resources and Environment will speak on the free trade agreement and movements of workers, students and people of color. Allison Rolls of the Department of English will moderate. For information, contact Ellen Poteet, 662-1041.

German scholar to discuss transformation of women

Ina Merkel, a visiting scholar from Humboldt University, will discuss “Transformation of the GDR Self-Made Woman into a Consumer” at noon Wed. (Feb. 17) in Lane Hall Commons Room. Merkel is a specialist in cultural history and gender studies at Humboldt’s Institute for Cultural Studies. She is in the

United States under the auspices of a German Marshall Fund program. Her presentation is sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies.

Hillel schedules Shulchan Ivrit

Beginning March 2, Hillel will hold a Shulchan Ivrit every Tuesday at noon in the Tap Room, Michigan Union. Attendees have a chance to practice Hebrew in a fun, social atmosphere. The program is sponsored by Chug Aliyah and American Movement for Israel. For information, call Trevor Hart, 741-1332.

Students to discuss art works

U-M master of fine arts students will discuss their site-specific installations, “Units of Transgression,” noon–1 p.m. Tues. (Feb. 16) in Room 1525, Rackham Bldg. The opening reception for the exhibition, featuring the work of Linda Duvall, Deb LeAir, Marine Mangubi and Amy Milne, will be at 7 p.m. that day. Co-sponsors of the program with the Institute for the Humanities are the School of Art and the Center for the Education of Women.

Auto laser applications workshop scheduled March 8–9

The College of Engineering’s Industrial Development Division will sponsor an automotive laser applications workshop March 8–9 in Chrysler Auditorium. Lloyd E. Reuss, former executive vice president of new vehicles and systems with General Motors Corp., will be the keynote speaker at the March 8 evening banquet.

The workshop will feature presentations in the areas of laser cutting, powertrain and component welding, body welding and tailored blanks.

For information, call 764-5260.

Be part of the solution

The Program on Intergroup Relations and Conflict (IGRC) is seeking students, faculty and staff who are interested in improving relations between different campus groups by leading dialogue groups around issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, national identity and disability.

Facilitators make a fall and winter term commitment to the program and are required to attend biweekly in-service training sessions and to facilitate one dialogue group per term. Stipends and academic credit are available.

Applications, due March 19, are available at IGRC, 1521 Alice Lloyd Hall. For information, call 936-1875.

Computer Aided Engineering Network celebrates 10th year

The Computer Aided Engineering Network (CAEN) of the College of Engineering will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an open house 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wed. (Feb. 17) in the atrium of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Bldg. The celebration will include informational displays, exhibits of computer technology and a Computing Quiz Bowl in which computer gurus from CAEN and the Information Technology Division will match wits on computing trivia questions. The quiz bowl is scheduled 1:45–2:45 p.m. in 1206 H. H. Dow Bldg. It will be broadcast live on the College of Engineering VINE network.

Brewer will discuss environment, economy and ethics

Garry D. Brewer, dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment, will discuss “Environment, Economy and Ethics” at 4 p.m. Fri. (Feb. 19) in Rackham Amphitheater.

Brewer’s lecture is part of the Ethics and Science Lecture Series sponsored by the U-M Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.

A fellow of the Society for Values in Higher Education, Brewer carried out strategic studies for the Rand Corp. and served on the faculty of Yale University’s School of Organization and Management.

Reception planned for Eckert

A farewell reception for Jacqueline Eckert will be held 4–6 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Center for Occupational Rehabilitation and Health (CORH), 400 E. Eisenhower Pkwy., Suite E.

Eckert has managed the CORH since the off-site occupational therapy-based return-to-work facility opened in fall 1989. She has supervised the MedRehab Occupational Therapy staff since June 1992.

Forum examines housing for people with special needs

The Housing Bureau for Seniors is sponsoring a free forum at 2 p.m. Sun. (Feb. 21) in the lower level multipurpose room of the Ann Arbor Public Library to discuss the concerns and experiences that arise when people with different special needs live together.

Titled “Comfort or Conflict,” panelists will discuss whether a mix of older adults, physically disabled and mentally ill persons can work in a housing setting. Panelists include representatives from the Ann Arbor Housing Commission, the Center for Independent Living, the Alliance for the Mentally Ill and Parkway Meadows.

The Housing Bureau for Seniors is affiliated with Turner Geriatric Services. For information, call 665-6995 or 763-0970.

Making tax time less taxing

Staff from the Internal Revenue Service will be on hand at the International Center to assist international students and scholars with their federal tax returns on the following dates: 2 p.m. Feb. 24, 2 p.m. March 5, 10 a.m. March 18 and 10 a.m. April 6. Workshops will be held in Room 9.

No one will be allowed into the workshops after the starting time.

MIT technology transfer expert speaking Feb. 17 at Chrysler

John Preston, director of technology development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), will speak on “World Class Technology Transfer: Building A Supportive Infrastructure,” 4–6 p.m. Wed. (Feb. 17) in Chrysler Center Auditorium. (The location was incorrect in a Feb. 8 News Brief.) The symposium, sponsored by the Intellectual Properties Office and the Technology Transfer Department of the College of Engineering, is free and open to the public.