Laurie Flynn, executive director of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, will speak at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 in Rackham Assembly Hall, fourth floor, Rackham Bldg., on "Mental Illness and the New National Agenda." The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill works toward the eradication of mental illnesses and improvement of the quality of life of those affected by these diseases. The presentation is sponsored by the School of Social Work's Center for Self-Help Research and Knowledge Dissemination and the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Washtenaw County.
The Program in Non-Linear Studies is sponsoring a poster conference 4--7 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Hussey Room, Michigan League. Researchers in mathematics, economics, epidemiology, business, music, medicine, engineering and physics will display their work. The interdisciplinary conference will showcase the range of non-linear studies being pursued at the U-M and encourage interaction among those studying non-linear systems.
Are you a perfectionist, a chronic worrier or have adverse reactions to stress? MedSport's eight-week Stress Management Series teaches a lifestyle approach to stress management. A step-by-step plan is used to define stress, identify stressors and self-defeating reactions to stress, and develop alternative stress management and coping skills.
Chris Tate, clinical psychologist from the Behavioral Medicine Clinic, will teach the class at 7 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 12--March 2 at MedSport, Domino's Farms, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive. For information or to register ($80 for U-M employees and students and $120 for the public), call 998-7411.
The Regents will meet Jan. 21--22. 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., U-M, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. For TDD services, call 747-1388.
The Office of Staff Benefits will close 8--10:15 a.m. Fri. (Jan. 15) for a meeting.
Inter-generational writing is the theme of a new, eight-week writing group that begins meeting 2--3:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Turner Geriatric Clinic, 1010 Wall St. Group members include first-year U-M students who are taking an English composition class that focuses on issues of aging in America. Younger and older writers will discuss and write about their commonalities and differences.
For information about the free group, call 764-2556.
The U-M Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, is accepting nominations for election to membership. Sigma Xi is an international honor society for scientists and engineers. Membership is open to faculty, graduate students and senior undergraduate honors students who either have contributed to or have shown the potential to contribute significantly to research in science and engineering. For information or nomination forms, contact chapter president Charles B. Smith, 763-9825, or by electronic mail. Nomination deadline is Feb. 19.
The 57-minute film Xian will be shown at 12:10 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Fri. (Jan. 15) in the audiovisual room of the Museum of Art. The showings coincide with the final weekend in which "The Invincible and Immortal Army: Warriors from Xian" will be on display at the Museum. The film provides a cultural history of the ancient Chinese imperial city of Xian, once the greatest capital in the world.
The Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library will present "The Information Arcade," two programs on new electronic sources of information next month: "Sources of Information in the Humanities," 3:10--4:30 p.m. Feb. 2; "Sources of Information in the Social Sciences," 3:10--4:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Both presentations are in Room 203, Graduate Library.
Each program will begin with a 20-minute discussion followed by demonstrations of several new computerized resources. To register, call 763-1539.
The Matthaei Botanical Gardens will hold tours of the Conservatory at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sat. (Jan. 16), Jan. 23 and Jan. 30 and 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sun. (Jan. 17), Jan. 24 and Jan. 31. Docents will show examples in the Conservatory of plants that people depend on for food, clothing, shelter, currency and enjoyment.
Participants are asked to register at the reception desk prior to the tour. The Gardens is located at 1800 N. Dixboro Road.
Senate Assembly will not meet in January so members can participate in Martin Luther King Day activities Jan. 18. The group will meet at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 1 and Feb. 15 in Rackham Amphitheater.
Jihad Racy of the University of California, Los Angeles, will discuss "The Winds and Strings of Lebanon" at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 in the School of Music Recital Hall as part of the Virginia Martin Howard Lecture Series. The performer of Lebanese music will give a lecture demonstration on many of the strings and winds that add "such as delicate color to the music of his homeland," according to William P. Malm, professor of music and director of the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens is offering a number of classes this month, including: Conifers/Landscape, 7--9 p.m. Jan. 12, $15; Adult Botany, 7--9 p.m. Jan. 14, Jan. 21, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, $45; Plant Propagation, 2--3:30 p.m., Jan. 24 and Jan. 31, $25; and Wednesday A.M. Hiker, 9 a.m.--noon Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10 and Feb. 17, $50.
Another class, Winter Hiker, includes sessions 7--9 p.m. Jan. 26 and Feb. 16 and 9 a.m.--noon Jan. 30, Feb. 6 and Feb. 13 and a weekend trip to the Biological Station at Pellston Feb. 26--28 (4 p.m. Fri.--2 p.m. Sun.). The fee, $195, includes lodging at the station.
For information or to register, call 998-7061.
School of Music Dean Paul C. Boylan will discuss "Artists in the Academy" at 4 p.m. Jan. 25 in Rackham Amphitheater as part of the Presidential Lecture Series on Academic Values planned in conjunction with the University's 175th anniversary. A reception will follow in Assembly Hall.
President James J. Duderstadt will moderate a panel discussion following Boylan's lecture. Panelists are Myra G. Larson, professor of art; Donald J. Lewis, professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics; and Stuart Y. McDougal, director of the Program in Comparative Literature and professor of English.
A workshop titled "Orientation to DSC Mainframe" will be held 1--4 p.m. Feb. 1 for faculty and staff interested in accessing information resources on the Data Systems Center (DSC) Mainframe. Participants must have a Top Secret user ID for DSC systems access. To register, call 763-3700 or send e-mail to itd.workshops.
The Housing Division's annual resident staff selection process begins this week. Positions include: resident adviser, resident director, minority peer adviser, minority peer adviser assistant, academic peer adviser, Pilot Program teaching assistant, resident computer systems consultant, student adviser, Trotter House staff and head librarian.
Students interested in being on the resident staff for the 1993--94 school year must attend one of two mass informational meetings scheduled 7:30--9:30 p.m. Thurs. (Jan. 14) and 1--3 p.m. Sun. (Jan. 17) in the Michigan League Ballroom.
Two pre-information workshops for students of color will be held 7--8 p.m. Tues. (Jan. 12) in South Quadrangle for resident director, minority peer adviser assistant and Trotter House applicants and 7--8 p.m. Wed. (Jan. 13) in the Mosher-Jordan Nikki Giovanni Lounge for resident adviser and minority peer adviser assistant.
The Form I-9 from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services is used to verify the employment eligibility of all new employees in the United States. Hiring supervisors complete the forms for U.S. citizens and permanent residents (green card holders). The International Center completes the forms for international students and scholars who are employed by the U-M.
Hiring departments should inform international student and scholar employees that they need to present original documents as called for on the reverse side of the I-9 form. The employer cannot specify which documents are to be accepted from an employee. To save employees a second trip to the International Center, hiring supervisors may want to explain what is expected before employees come to the International Center to fill out the I-9.
Employees can contact Mike Johnson, 764-9310, before coming to the International Center to fill out their I-9s to ensure that they have the necessary documents.
Persons of all ages interested in volunteering overseas are invited to attend an information session 7:30--9 p.m. Wed. (Jan. 13) in the Pendleton Room, Michigan Union. Volunteers who have returned from service abroad with religious, governmental and non-governmental organizations will discuss their experiences in Africa, Asia and South America. Time commitment ranges from a few weeks to several years. Some organizations cover volunteers' expenses. The meeting is sponsored by the Ecumenical Campus Center and the International Center. For information, call 747-2299.
First-year engineering students are invited to an information meeting about College of Engineering programs for sophomore engineering majors to study in England at 7 p.m. Tues. (Jan. 12) in Room 1013 Dow. For information about these and other opportunities for engineering study abroad, call the International Center, 747-2299.
The Exhibit Museum is offering two traveling discovery kits ---one on endangered species and the other on cultural anthropology---for school and classroom use. Kits include museum specimens and artifacts, books, videos, informational cards and posters. The kits are shipped via United Parcel Service.
The Exhibit Museum is accepting reservations for kit usage for January through August. Kits may be kept for five days only (Monday to Friday). Rental is $25 plus return shipping costs. For information or to reserve a kit, call Kelly Sullivan, 747-1371.
U-M chefs and other carvers from the area will transform 400-pound blocks of ice into gleaming ice art beginning at 10 a.m. today (Jan. 11) in the U-M Hospital courtyard. Weather permitting, the sculptures will remain on display. For information, call Elaine Sims, 936-ARTS.
Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statements for 1992 will be mailed next week to University regular and part-time employees who received earnings in 1992.
Employees are asked to allow sufficient time for delivery (until Jan. 31) before contacting the Payroll Office at 764-8250 to reissue W-2 forms.
Leslie de Pietro, coordinator of the Family Care Resources Program, can be reached at 998-6133. Her phone number was incorrect in a Dec. 14 Record article about resources to help faculty and staff in assisting elderly parents. Her office is at 715 North University.
The winter 1993 issue of the Information Technology Division (ITD) Non-Credit Computing Courses on Campus is available at all campus computing sites and has been mailed to all faculty, managerial staff and administrative assistants. Supervisors are asked to share the information about computer training with their staff.
This term ITD is offering expanded training opportunities in the area of database management. Courses also are being offered in the newly supported database program FoxPro. The Excel curriculum has been updated for version 4.0 of Excel in both the Macintosh and Windows classes.
Macintosh users will have an opportunity to learn about QuickTime, a system extension that enables them to incorporate digital video and sound into their documents.
For information, call the workshop registration desk, 763-3700, or stop by Room 3001, School of Education Bldg.
All Institutional File System (IFS) pilot users were sent a notice last month, asking if they plan to continue owning their IFS home directory. IFS pilot users who did not receive such a notice should contact the ITD Accounts Office at 764-8000 by Jan. 21.
Beginning this month users will be charged for IFS service whether they are continuing with their IFS home directories or obtaining IFS home directories for the first time. Students are charged only for IFS file storage beyond three megabytes.
Users of dBase, DOS, Lotus 1-2-3, and Windows now can take advantage of several new online software tutorials installed on servers at campus computing sites. Copies of the tutorials also can be purchased for $10 each from ITD Workshop Registration by calling 763-3700 or by stopping by 3001, School of Education Bldg., 8:30 a.m.--4 p.m. weekdays.
Each tutorial consists of approximately 10 instructional modules, each of which can usually be completed in 10 minutes. Instructions for installing and using the tutorials are provided for purchasers. At the computing sites, select Tutorials from the startup menu on DOS machines.
Art work by students of two School of Art graduates---Dexter Community Schools teachers Roberta Rizzardi Price and Louise Pietsch Lutton---are on display at the Michigan League Buffet through Jan. 31. The art works---including handmade paper, metal repoussage, pencil, printmaking, tempera and watercolor painting---were created by first through fourth graders.
Students who are working on a Ph.D. or who have completed one in the last three years may qualify for the Cheateaubrian Scholarship Program for the Exact Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
Scholarships, available for periods of six to 12 months, include a stipend of approximately $1,700 per month, health insurance and a round trip ticket to France. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and registered in a U.S. university. Application deadline is Jan. 31. For information, call the International Center, 764-9310.
The U-M Flyers will host an open house at the Ann Arbor Airport 10 a.m.-- 3p.m. Sat. (Jan. 16). The U-M Flyers is a non-profit organization. Its purpose is flying, flight training and social flying. Eight instructors will be on hand to answer questions. Discovery flights, $25, will be offered all day. For information, call 994-6208.
The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs will sponsor an open meeting for faculty discussion of the University Discriminatory Harassment Policy noon--1 p.m. Fri. (Jan. 15) in Room 5, Michigan League. For information, contact Jayne Thorson, 764-0303.
The Medical Center diversity calendar, a color wall calendar that celebrates the diversity of Medical Center employees with photos and information, is on sale for $5. To purchase calendars, call Trish Sherman, Medical Campus Human Resources, 747-1911.
The Department of Psychiatry Adult Admissions and Appointments Program has moved to the ninth floor of U-M Hospitals. The department's new address is 9D9607, University Hospital, Box 0118. Phone numbers are 764-9190 and 1-800-525-5188. FAX: 936-4401.
The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) workshop "Career Decision Making: The Step Before the Job Search" will meet 1:30--4 p.m. four consecutive Thursdays beginning Jan. 28 at CEW, 330 E. Liberty.
Participants will clarify goals, identify skills and develop a plan to take appropriate next steps. To register, $10 for students and $40 for others, call 998-7210.
Phi Kappa Phi is accepting applications for fellowship awards for first-year graduate or professional study. Recipients must be active members of Phi Kappa Phi and have applied to enroll as a candidate for an advanced degree in a graduate or professional school. Preference will be given to candidates with a definite purpose of pursuing a doctorate or other advanced professional degree.
Applications, due Feb. 1, are available by contacting Dawn Nugent, 304 W. Engineering Bldg.
To guarantee reimbursement in their January paychecks, Flexible Spending Account participants should submit claims to the Office of Staff Benefits, 2030 Administrative Services Bldg., by Wed. (Jan. 13) for biweekly pay periods or Jan. 19 for monthly pay periods.
The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) will offer a series of workshops for graduate student teaching assistants beginning Jan. 21. Topics include effective lecturing, leading discussions, using audiovisual materials, speaking skills, alternative formats for teaching, multicultural teaching, testing, introduction to computer graphics, creating learning climates, producing computer graphs, developing presentations with the computer and 35mm slide production.
To register, call 763-0162.
Faculty, staff and students may drop in for MIRLYN training sessions at 2:10 p.m. and 3:10 p.m. Wed.--Thurs. (Jan. 13--14) in Room 203, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. Effective search techniques and information on access from outside the library will be included. No registration required.
For information, call 763-1539.
The Medical Center Volunteer Services Department needs friendly, skilled people to work in the Friend's Gift Shops, the Burn Unit and Patients' Libraries. Informational meetings will be held 7--8 p.m. today (Jan. 11) and 4--5 p.m. Tues. (Jan. 12) in the Maternal and Child Health Center Auditorium. For information, call 936-4327.
The Housing Bureau for Seniors, a non-profit organization, matches homeowners needing companionship, financial assistance or chore services with renters willing to provide help in exchange for low rent. Homesharing matching services are provided free. Donations are welcome. For information, call 763-0970.
The following vanpools have openings. Contact the driver for more information: Brighton, Pat Tongusi, 763-1415; Clinton, Shirley McCoy, 763-3266; Grass Lake, Dick Throne, 763-9885; Hamburg, Brenda Vibbart, 769-7100 ext. 5865; and Tecumseh, Debbie Withrow, 747-3762.
The Rackham Dissertation/Thesis Grant Competition provides grants of $300 to $2,500 to Rackham students for assistance in meeting research-related expenses. Students must have reached candidacy in a doctoral dissertation program or be working on a master's thesis in a department that does not have a doctoral program. The academic merit of each applicant and of each applicant's research project and budget proposal are significant factors in the competition for awards.
Application materials are available in Room 160, Rackham Bldg. The application deadline for winter 1993 competition is Jan. 22.
President James J. Duderstadt, who is also chair of the National Science Board, will lecture on "Scientific Integrity and the University" at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in Rackham Amphitheater. The lecture is part of Sigma Xi's Ethics and Science Lecture Series.
Other lectures in the series scheduled in Rackham Amphitheater: School of Natural Resources and Environment Dean Garry D. Brewer, "Environment, Economy and Ethics," 4 p.m. Feb. 19; Estelle A. Fishbein, vice president and general counsel for Johns Hopkins University, "Priorities in Policing Integrity," 4 p.m. April 14.
Environmental sound and performance artist Christopher Janney will present his work in slides and video at 8:30 p.m. Tues. (Jan. 12) in Room 2104, Art and Architecture Bldg. A reception will follow in the east hallway adjacent to the Jean Paul Slusser gallery.
While he is in Ann Arbor, Janney, president of Phenomenarts Inc., will select a site on North Campus for an installation piece that will probably be an electrified stairway.
A faculty exhibition featuring works of various media by School of Art faculty will be on display at the Jean Paul Slusser Gallery through Feb. 3. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.--5 p.m. Tues.--Sat.
The University Musical Society (UMS) will present a free showing of In the Shadow of the Stars, a 1992 Academy Award-winning documentary about the San Francisco Opera Chorus at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Michigan Theater.
To obtain an admissions coupon, call 764-2538 or stop by Burton Memorial Tower 10 a.m.-- 6 p.m. Mon.--Fri. and 10 a.m.--1 p.m. Sat. Those who arrive at the Michigan Theater without the free coupon will be required to pay the regular admission fee.
Prior to the film showing, past, present and future members of the University Choral Union and Festival Chorus will gather in the lobby of the Michigan Theater for a brief reunion, beginning at 5 p.m. To register for the reunion, call 665-8690.
The U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center's Cancer Research Committee invites applications from faculty requesting support for the investigation of cancer or problems in growth that are relevant to cancer.
Seed money is available for the investigation of promising new projects by young investigators (assistant professor or below) through the U-M's Institutional Research Grant from the American Cancer Society.
Proposals that will strengthen the position of the University in cancer research, particularly if it represents an interdisciplinary approach to the cancer problem, are welcome.
For information and application forms, contact Jennifer Fauser, Comprehensive Cancer Center, 101 Simpson Drive, Box 0752; 936-9583.
The Cancer Research Committee is soliciting suggestions for speakers for the 40th annual Cancer Retreat scheduled Oct. 15--17 at the Kellogg Gull Lake Conference Center near Battle Creek.
The Cancer Research Committee seeks outstanding speakers in the field of cancer research whose work would have broad relevance to many areas of biomedical research. Material discussed at prior meetings has been of interest to individuals working in areas of molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, immunology and epidemiology as well as in clinical fields.
Send suggestions, including why the speaker would be a logical choice, to Diane Wyatt or Jennifer Fauser, U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, 101 Simpson Drive, Box 0752, by Feb. 3.
The University Health Service (UHS) program "You Can Quit!" is scheduled noon--1 p.m. Jan. 20 at the UHS. The free, one-hour motivational program is designed to help smokers developing a plan to quit. To pre-register, call 763-1320.
Books on auto pioneer Henry Ford are available at the Henry Ford Estate-Fair Lane at the U-M-Dearborn. The Ford estate is Michigan's only National Historic Landmark home open to the public.
Among the books for sale are: Today and Tomorrow by Ford with Samuel Crowther; Quotations from the Unusual Henry Ford; Ford: the Men and the Machine; and The Public Image of Henry Ford.
The Estate Gift Shop also stocks children's books about Henry Ford, reproduction antique jewelry and bookmarks based on Estate designs. Hours are 11:30 a.m.--4:30 p.m. Mon.--Sat. and 2--5 p.m. Sun.
Dance music, swing and "new"-grass music will fill the air when The Raisin Pickers return to Leonardo's (Espresso Royale Caffe/Wok) in the North Campus Commons 8--10 p.m. Fri. (Jan. 15).
Music ranging from swing and bop to show tunes and contemporary pop will be performed by Espresso 8--10 p.m. Jan. 22 at Leonardo's.
The University Activities Center Starbound will present its annual variety show for charity at 8 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Mendelssohn Theatre, Michigan League. Tickets are $3 at the Michigan Union Ticket Office or $3.50 at the door. Proceeds go to the March of Dimes units in Washtenaw, Monroe and Livingston counties.
Starbound is the U-M's only campuswide talent competition. Students compete for prizes. For ticket information, call 763-TKTS or 763-1107.