The University Record, January 18, 1993

Briefings

Workshop for teachers looks at anthropology and astronomy

The Exhibit Museum is offering a workshop for educators on anthropology and astronomy 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Jan. 30 in Room 4518, Ruthven Museums Bldg.

During the morning session, the four sub-disciplines of anthropology—archaeology, linguistics, cultural anthropology and biological anthropology—will be examined using verbal and written activities.

The afternoon session will deal with the latest information received from various NASA probes.

The fee is $10. To register, send checks payable to the U-M to the Exhibit Museum, 4506 Ruthven Museums Bldg., 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079.

Kelly will brief Michigan Technology Council

William C. Kelly, vice president for research, will discuss “What’s New at the U?” at the Michigan Technology Council breakfast briefing Thurs. (Jan. 21) at Weber’s Inn, 3050 Jackson Road. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m., followed by breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and Kelly’s presentation at 8:15 a.m.

He will discuss what is going on in research as well as in the areas of technology transfer and the U-M’s relationship with the Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County communities.

The fee is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. To register, call 763-9757.

Howard Lecture Series presents music of Lebanon

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.

Guild House celebrates century of service

The Guild House Campus Ministry will begin its centennial year with the program “Guild House and its Roots: Centennial Kickoff” at noon Sun. (Jan. 24) at the Memorial Christian Church, corner of Hill and Tappan streets. The kickoff will feature a lunch and brief program of reminiscences and is free to any friend of Guild House. For information, call 662-5189.

Regents meet this week

The Board of Regents will meet at 1 p.m. Thurs. (Jan. 21) in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Administration Bldg. Public comments will be heard at 4 p.m. in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union. The agenda includes discussion of the Michigan Mandate.

Faculty artists will perform in concert Feb. 7

The University Musical Society will present a sampling of School of Music talent at its free, public Faculty Artist Concert at 4 p.m. Feb. 7 in Rackham Auditorium. Faculty will perform works by Vaughan Williams, Brahms and Sir William Walton.

Learn about Med Center volunteer opportunities

The Medical Center Volunteer Services Department needs friendly, skilled volunteers to help in the Friends’ gift shops, the burn unit or patients’ libraries. An information meeting will be held 7–8 p.m. Jan. 26 in Room 2C108, second level, University Hospital. For information, call 936-4327.

Krasnayarsk Siberian Dance Company will perform Feb. 1

The Krasnayarsk Siberian Dance Company, an ensemble of 80 dancers and its own orchestra of musicians from Krasnayarsk, Siberia, will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 1 in Hill Auditorium. Applying modern interpretation to traditional Siberian folk dance, Krasnayarsk’s dancers whirl with kaleidoscopic choreography, contrasting rhythms and vivid character portrayals.

Tickets, $10–$20, are available from the University Musical Society box office in Burton Memorial Tower, 764-2538.

Dean Boylan will give Presidential Lecture

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.

Bookstein will discuss case study in the statistics of utopia

Fred L. Bookstein, Distinguished Research Scientist in the Center for Human Growth and Development and the Institute of Gerontology and a faculty fellow of the Institute for the Humanities, will discuss “Utopian Skeleton in the Biometric Closet” noon–1 p.m. Tues. (Jan. 19) in Room 1524, Rackham Bldg.

Bookstein questions the “Utopian assumption that quantitative observations, guided by ‘grounded theory,’ must lead to understanding, to sociopsychological health and thus to the common weal.” His presentation is part of the Institute for the Humanities’ brown-bag series.

Long distance telephone rates reduced

Continuing negotiations with long distance providers have enabled UMTel to reduce long distance telephone rates. Effective Nov. 1, international rates were reduced 5 percent. Effective Jan. 1, domestic rates were reduced 3 percent.

The reductions will result in estimated yearly savings of $185,000 for University departments and $120,000 for Housing residents.

Duderstadt will speak on scientific integrity

President James J. Duderstadt, who also is chair of the National Science Board, will lecture on “Scientific Integrity and the University” at 7:30 p.m. Tues. (Jan. 19) in Rackham Auditorium. The lecture is part of Sigma Xi’s Ethics and Science Lecture Series and is the fourth annual lecture by the president to Sigma Xi and the Science Research Club.

Senate Assembly will meet twice in February

Senate Assembly will not meet in January so members can participate in Martin Luther King Day activities today (Jan. 18). The group will meet at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 1 and Feb. 15 in Rackham Amphitheater.

Brown-bag lecture examines death of a federation

Eric Stein, the Hessel E. Yntema Professor Emeritus of Law, and Ivo Barta, a John Marshall Fellow at the U-M, will discuss “The Death of a Federation: Perspectives from Prague and Bratislava” at noon Wed. (Jan. 20) in the Lane Hall Commons Room. The Center for Russian and East European Studies is sponsoring the brown-bag lecture.

Stein has served as a constitutional adviser to the government of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic.

Barta received his J.U.Dr. degree from the Comenius University School of Law in Bratislava, where he also is pursuing a doctoral degree.

Learning in Retirement Program offers variety of study groups

Turner Geriatric Services’ Learning in Retirement Program invites interested persons to join any of the following study groups:

Current Events, 3–4:30 p.m. Tuesdays; World of Opera, 2–4 p.m. Thursdays; and Trans-Caucasian and Central Asian Republics, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Jan. 25.

New groups in the planning stage include playreading and library research. Study groups meet for eight weeks. The fee is $10. For information, call 764-2556.

Estonian demographer will lecture Jan. 19

Kalev Katus, demographer and specialist on fertility at the Estonian Interuniversity Population Research Center, will discuss “Foreign-born Population in Estonia” at 4 p.m. Tues. (Jan. 19) in the Lane Hall Commons Room. The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies and the Population Studies Center.

Katus is a visiting scholar at the Population Studies Center under the auspices of a grant from the Princeton-based Population Resource Center.

Low vision support group will meet Jan. 27

Turner Geriatric Services Low Vision Support group will meet 1–3 p.m. Jan. 27 at Cranbrook Towers, 2701 Northbrook. Rehabilitation counselor Terry Donnelly and rehabilitation teacher Virginia Dean from the Michigan Commission for the Blind will discuss programs and services available for the visually impaired. For information, call 764-2556.

National Research Council seeks applications

The National Research Council announces the 1993 resident, cooperative and postdoctoral research associateship programs to be conducted on behalf of 30 federal agencies or research institutions whose laboratories are located throughout the United States.

Applications must be postmarked no later than April 15 and Aug. 15 for reviews in June and October respectively. For information, write to Associateship Programs (GR430/D1), National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., 20418, FAX (202) 334-2759.

Arab World Lecture Series begins Jan. 19

Michael Cook of Princeton University will give the first lecture in the Arab World Lecture Series “Islam and the State in the Arab World” Tues. (Jan. 19). Lectures will be at 4 p.m. Tuesdays in Room 200, Lane Hall.

Speakers will offer public lectures based upon their research on aspects of Islam and the state in the Arab world from the time of the prophet Muhammad to the present.

Other lecturers scheduled in the series, sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, include Jacob Lassner, Wayne State University, Feb. 2; R. Stephen Humphreys, University of California, Santa Barbara, Feb. 9; Kenneth M. Cuno of the University of Illinois, March 2; Judith Tucker, Georgetown University, March 9; Julia Clancy-Smith, University of Virginia, March 30; and Charles D. Smith, Wayne State University, April 6.

Learn to kayak

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering an introductory kayak clinic 8–10 p.m. Wed. (Jan. 20) in the pool of the North Campus Recreation Bldg. Kayak Club members will demonstrate basic kayaking skills, including the Eskimo roll, river safety, and stroke and slalom techniques. To register, call 764-3967. There is a $5 fee for the clinic.

Henry Ford Estate benefit dinner dance scheduled April 3

The fifth annual Henry Ford Dinner Dance, a black-tie benefit for preservation, restoration and education programs at Henry Ford Estate-Fair Lane, will be held April 3 at the Ritz Carlton, Dearborn. A pre-dinner reception begins at 7 p.m., followed by dinner at 8 p.m. For information, call 593-5590.

Using plant tissue culture to propagate plants

Plant tissue culture, a state-of-the-art method for propagating plants, is the topic of the Friends of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens’ Horticulture Celebration 2–4 p.m. Sun. (Jan. 24) in the Gardens’ auditorium.

Christiane C.V. Quinn, research assistant at Wayne State University, will describe the technique which generates replicas of plants’ parents. These replicas are disease free and can have a rapid clonal growth via synthetic seeds.

Following Quinn’s lecture, a panel will discuss applications of tissue culture in the 21st century.

Admission is complimentary for members of the Friends of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, $5 for others. The Gardens is located at 1800 N. Dixboro Road.

Michigan Radio presents the Minnesota Orchestra

Michigan Radio is presenting two-hour shows featuring the Minnesota Orchestra, with Edo de Waart conducting, at 1 p.m. Sundays through March 28.

The program Sun. (Jan. 24) will feature Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K.201 and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor.

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.

February conference will focus on self-help, mental health

The School of Social Work’s Center for Self-Help Research and Knowledge Dissemination is among the sponsors of a Feb. 19 conference titled “Self-Help and the Mental Health Consumer” at Holiday Inn West Holidome and Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Road.

The purpose of the conference is to present research and experientially-based information about self-help for mental health consumers and to provide a forum for discussion between self-help group leaders and professionals. For information or to register ($35 for professionals and $10 for consumers), call 998-7300.

Professor of tuba will give recital

Jeffrey Funderburk, professor of tuba and euphonium at the University of Northern Iowa, will give a free recital at 8 p.m. Tues. (Jan. 19) at the School of Music Recital Hall.

The principal tubist of the Cedar Rapids Symphony, Funderburk has appeared with a number of orchestras, including the Detroit and St. Louis symphony orchestras, and has performed nationally and internationally as a soloist.

The program includes the Concerto in C Minor for Oboe by B. Marcellor, arranged for tuba by Richard Lauschmann; “Into the Night” by Alf Houkom; Sonatine by Troy Thompson; “Three Miniatures” by Tony Plogg; and “Blackbird” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Colloquium features 2 lectures on Turkey

Visiting Prof. Yavuz Akpinar from Ege University in Izmir, Turkey, will lecture at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Rackham West Conference Room. His topic is “Turk Cumhuriyetleri (The Turkish Republics).” He will give a second lecture at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in the same location as part of the Turkish Studies Colloquium.

Judges needed for SE Michigan Science Fair

Additional judges are invited to participate in the 35th annual Southeastern Michigan Science Fair March 12–13 at Washtenaw Community College. Judging will occur the evening of March 12. For information or to volunteer, call Connie Bridges, 936-3933.

Caring for your collection

Learn how to protect works of art from their natural enemies at two seminars sponsored by the Friends of the Museum of Art scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 and Feb. 4.

Kenneth B. Katz, conservator of paintings at the Conservation and Museum Service, Detroit, will speak Jan. 28. Valerie Baas, conservator of works of art on paper, Detroit Institute of Arts, will speak Feb. 4.

The conservators will offer their perspectives on the challenges of preserving and restoring oil paintings, prints, drawings and photographs.

Admission is $10 per session, at the door. For reservations, call 747-2064 by Jan. 22.

Government rate hotel sticker available

Savings of 15 percent to 50 percent off regular hotel room rates are possible by using government rates at Best Western, Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn, Ramada and Choice Hotels (including Clarion, Comfort Inns, Quality Inns, Sleep Inns, EconoLodge, Friendship Inn and Rodeway Inns). Stickers are required by Best Western, Holiday Inn and Ramada.

Government stickers may be used for both business and personal travel. To request stickers or directories, call 998-7076 or send a request through the MTS message system to Travel_Services@um.

Sociologists will discuss work of U.S. advisers in Poland

Michael Kennedy, associate professor of sociology, and Pauline Gianoplus, doctoral student in sociology and master’s degree student in Russian and East European studies, will discuss “The Consequences, Content and Claims of American Business Expertise in Poland” noon–1 p.m. Tues. (Jan. 19) in Room 1004, Paton Accounting Center. The presentation is part of the Seminars in International Business sponsored by the Center for International Business Education, the Center for Japanese Studies and the Center for Russian and East European Studies.

Israel Conference Day scheduled Jan. 31

The Hillel Foundation is hosting the Eighth Annual Israel Conference Day 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Rackham Bldg. Through lectures, discussions and films the free academic program will explore social, cultural and political aspects of Israel. For information, call 769-0500.

Staff Benefits offices will close early Jan. 18

The Office of Staff Benefits at the Administrative Services Bldg will close at 3:15 p.m. Jan. 18. The North Ingalls Bldg. Office of Staff Benefits will close at 3:10 p.m. the same day.

Nichols Arboretum featured in Ann Arbor Library display

The Nichols Arboretum is featured in a display in the lower level glass exhibit case area of the Ann Arbor Public Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave. The 123-acre Arboretum began with a 27-acre gift from Esther and Walter Nichols. The library display covers its history, interprets its major landscape and horticultural features, reviews current U-M research and restoration projects, and outlines activities of the Friends of the Nichols Arboretum. The display is part of a master’s degree practicum in the School of Natural Resources and Environment coordinated by graduate student research assistant Liz Elling.

Brown-bag lecture compares Jewish and Islamic texts

“The Stories of the Prophets: Intertextuality in Judaism and Islam” is the topic of a brown-bag lecture at noon Jan. 25 in Lane Hall Commons Room. Marc S. Bernstein, assistant professor of Near Eastern studies, will compare the Jewish and Islamic traditions of scriptural exegesis in Arabic and Hebrew centered around two Judeo-Arabic texts from 19th-century Egypt: The Story of Our Master Moses and the Story of Our Master Joseph the Righteous. He will explore three areas of inquiry: the historical context for Islamic and Jewish cross-cultural exchange; a description for the two texts he is using with an analysis of parallel traditionary material; and the theoretical underpinnings of intertextuality as they relate to these two texts.

Parenti will discuss media and politics

Michael Parenti, author of several books on American politics and the news media, will discuss “Media, Conspiracy Theory and Cultural Power” at 7 p.m. Wed. (Jan. 20) in Rackham Amphitheater. The free, public lecture is sponsored by the Department of Communication.

Open house features office products

University Stores will host an open house 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Michigan League Ballroom. Featured will be displays, demonstrations, refreshments, samples and the 1993 Office Products Catalog. A number of vendors are participating in the open house sponsored by Boise-Cascade Office Products.

Gifts of Art sponsors musical events

The Continental Brass Quintet will perform “Baroque to Blues” at 12:30 p.m. Thurs. (Jan. 21) in the first floor University Hospital lobby. Kay Rowe and Laura Rowe will play violin and clarinet at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the same location. The performances are sponsored by Gifts of Art, a program of the U-M Hospitals.

‘Cuba: A second revolution?’

Biology Prof. John H. Vandermeer, a member of the World Agriculture and Ecology Group, will discuss “Cuba—A Second Revolution? The Transformation of Cuban Agriculture in the Post Soviet Era?” at 8 p.m. Thurs. (Jan. 21) in the Henderson Room, Michigan League.

Vandermeer, who recently returned from Cuba, will discuss his research and show slides taken during the trip. The presentation is part of the Solidarity Winter Forum Series. Solidarity is an independent socialist organization active in national and campus reform movements.

Midwestern Music Conference slated Jan. 21–23

The School of Music will host the 48th Midwestern Conference on School Vocal and Instrumental Music Thurs.–Sat. (Jan. 21–23). The conference will begin with a concert by the Eastern Michigan University Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Thurs (Jan. 21). Middle and high school bands, orchestras and choirs will perform 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Fri. and 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Sat.

The Collage Concert, an hour of non-stop music that showcases School of Music ensembles and soloists, begins at 8:15 p.m. Fri. All of the performances are in Hill Auditorium.

Winter trail ride scheduled Jan. 31

The pre-trip meeting for the Jan. 31 Department of Recreational Sports’ horseback riding trail ride is 7–8 p.m. Wed. (Jan. 20) in the Conference Room, North Campus Recreation Bldg. Participants will enjoy the winter scenery on a two-hour ride through the woods near Jackson. No experience is necessary. The $31 fee includes equipment and transportation. To register, call 764-396

Critical Theory Colloquium’s next lecture scheduled Jan. 27

Simon E. Gikandi, associate professor of English, will give the next Critical Theory Colloquium Lecture at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Rackham West Conference Room. He will discuss “Maps of Englishness: Postcolonialism and the Politics of Identity.”

Designing for recycling guide available

Do you ever wonder what type of paper or ink makes publications “environmentally friendly?” The two-page “Designing for Recycling” guide explains the different types of paper, coatings, inks and bindings used for printing and their impact on the recycling process. It also provides tips on reducing paper waste. To obtain a free copy of the guide, call the University Recycling Office, 763-5539.

Turner offers support group for older adults

Turner Geriatric Clinic will offer a new group for older persons suffering from depression, anxiety or low self-esteem. The group will meet weekly for 10 weeks and will emphasize techniques used in cognitive therapy. Interested participants are being interviewed by the group leaders for meetings that will begin in early February. Call Janet Fogler or Sally Edwards, 764-2556, to register or for more information.

Feb. 15 deadline for ‘Can-Doer’ Award nominations

As part of Michigan Science and Technology Month in April, the Michigan Technology Council will honor men and women committed to inspiring young people with its Science and Technology Quest “Can-Doer” Awards.

Nominations are open to Michigan residents who assist the state’s young people in understanding why science and technology are so integral to their lives and future. The nomination deadline is Feb. 15. Forms can be obtained from Andy Wilson, Michigan Technology Council, 2005 Baits Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, or by calling 763-9757.