The University Record, July 6, 1993

Briefings

U upgrades voice mail system

All existing University voice mailboxes will be converted to the new Meridian Voice Mail System July 15. The new system will provide a single Universitywide system for on and off campus users.

The Meridian Voice Mailboxes have been installed. Voice mail users will be able to use both their old and new mailboxes until July 15 when the change will take place. Other mailboxes will be in operation until July 30. Messages in old mailboxes will be deleted July 30.

Because of the transition to Meridian Mail, new orders for voice mail received after June 14 will not be processed until after July 15.

For information, call 763-8080.

Leadership Training Academy will be held July 14–17

The 10th annual Ron Edmonds Summer Leadership Training Academy will be held at the U-M July 14–17. Scheduled speakers are Earl Lewis, director of the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies and associate professor of history and of Afro-american and African studies, and Asa Hilliard, Calloway Fellow at Georgia State University.

The academy is sponsored by the National Alliance of Black School Educators and the Charles D. Moody Institute. To register, contact Percy Bates, Program for Educational Opportunity, 763-9910.

Researcher will present work on Native Americans and alcohol

Stephen J. Kunitz, professor of community and preventive medicine at the University of Rochester, will discuss his work, “The Heterogeneity of Sociocultural Influence: The Example of the Native American and Alcohol,” at a public forum sponsored by the Substance Abuse Center 4–5 p.m. Thurs. (July 8) in Room D, third floor of the Michigan League.

Kunitz, whose research interests lie in medical sociology and epidemiology, has conducted a number of projects on drinking, contraceptive use, family organization and mortality/morbidity among Native Americans.

U Events joins forces with events area of Donor Relations

The Office of University Events and the events area of Donor Relations have combined into the Office of University and Development Events, directed by Pamela Korniski. The phone number for the office, 301 E. Liberty, campus zip 2260, is 998-7900.

The Office of Development Communications, formerly part of Donor Relations, remains at 301 E. Liberty and is directed by Judy Malcolm. The telephone number is 998-6049.

Regents meet July 15–16

The Regents will hold their monthly meeting beginning at 1 p.m. July 15 with a tour of Medical Center and North Campus facilities that leaves the Fleming Bldg. at 1 p.m. At 2:30 p.m. in the Regnts’ Room, Fleming Bldg., there will be a presentation on capital renewal goals and deferred maintenance realities. The Regents will hear public comments at 4 p.m. in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union. The meeting will resume at 9 a.m. July 16 in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Building. Agenda items include the 1993–94 budget and tuition and fees.

Next Record July 19

The next Record, July 19, will cover the four-week period July 19–Aug. 16. The deadline for Calendar and News Brief items is 5 p.m. July 13.

For the record ...

In the June 21 article about JOBNET, the Record incorrectly reported that weekly job postings are transferred to MTS. The UM-GOpherBLUE system runs on Unix systems operated by ITD/UIS.

Child Development Center offers affirmative action scholarships

The U-M-Dearborn Child Development Center is offering affirmative action scholarships to prospective kindergarten students for the fall 1993 school year.

The kindergarten offers a 37-week individualized and developmentally appropriate program with a 1:9 teacher-to-student ratio.

Full-time (8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.) and half-time (8 a.m.–noon) schedules are offered with full-time given priority. Extended care hours, 7:30–8 a.m. and 3:30–5:30 p.m., are available at an additional charge.

For information about the kindergarten located on the U-M-Dearborn campus, contact the Child Development Center, 593-5424.

Needed: children to participate in demonstration piano classes

The School of Music is looking for 24 children to participate in demonstration piano classes during Project Discovery, July 25–30, at the School of Music.

The children need to have completed the second grade but have never taken piano lessons.

The free classes, 2–3 p.m. July 26–29, will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Project Discovery, co-sponsored by the Baldwin Piano and Organ Co., supports a theory that music education helps develop concentration, coordination and self-confidence in young children.

Interested persons should call 747-4301 by July 19.

Celebrate Quilt Festival Day

The Museum of Art and the Ann Arbor Summer Festival will present a tribute to the art of quiltmaking 11 a.m.–7:30 p.m. July 11. Events include a series of Hands-on Quilting Activities at the Top of the Park 11 a.m–1 p.m.; a family program titled “The Todd Family Quilt” at 1 p.m. at the Museum of Art; quilting demonstrations by members of the Saginaw Piecemakers Guild 3–5 p.m. at the Museum of Art and a slide lecture by Valerie Fons Kruger at 7:30 p.m. in the Rehearsal Room, Power Center for the Performing Arts. Admission to the Kruger lecture is $5; all other events are free. For information, call 764-0395.

National sex equity conference scheduled Aug. 1–4

The 14th Annual Conference of the National Coalition for Sex Equity in Education will be held at the School of Education Aug. 1–4.

Speakers include civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks and Ms. magazine founder Letty Cottin Pogrebin. Topics include confronting prejudice and bias; adult math anxiety; and bullying and sexual harassment in elementary school.

For information or to register, call 763-9910. A late registration fee of $50 will be assessed for registrations postmarked after Wed. (July 7).

Amnesty International will meet July 13 in Welker Room

Ann Arbor’s chapter of Amnesty International will meet at 7:30 p.m. July 13 in the Welker Room, Michigan Union.

Work has begun on a long-term Mauritanian case, the death in detention of a prisoner of conscience. Assistance with writing letters in French and Arabic to Mauritanian authorities will be available at this meeting.

For information, call 668-0660.

International Center hosts sessions on Chinese Student Protection Act

The International Center is holding information up-date sessions noon–1 p.m. Thursdays through the end of July to share information about the Chinese Student Protection Act. The meetings will be held in Room 9, International Center, Michigan Union.

LS&A faculty meeting dates set for 1993–94

LS&A faculty meetings for the 1993–94 academic year are scheduled at 4:10 p.m. in Auditorium B of Angell Hall on the following dates: Sept. 13, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Jan. 10, Feb. 7, March 7 and April 11.

University Musical Society series tickets on sale

Series tickets for the University Musical Society’s (UMS) 115th season are on sale 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat. at the UMS box office, Burton Memorial Tower.

The 1993–94 season consists of 52 concerts divided into six series: Choral Union, Chamber Arts, Choice, Cheers, Family and the Shostakovich String Quartet Cycle. Package prices range from $25 to $395. For information, call 764-2538.

Walk through history

The Ford Discovery Trail at U-M-Dearborn’s Henry Ford Estate offers a self-guided, 45-minute walking tour of the estate’s grounds and buildings, providing a look at the legacy of auto pioneer Henry Ford in the area that was his home.

The $2 trail fee includes a map, game sheets and historical lawn games at the end of the trail.

Hours are 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Saturday and noon–5 p.m. Sunday, through Sept. 6. The trail also is open 5–8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through July 29.

For information, call 593-5590.

AIDS info available on MEDLINE

AIDSLINE, the National Library of Medicine’s database of clinical, research and health care policy information on AIDS, is now available on UM-MEDLINE. AIDSLINE contains more than 80,000 references from 4,000 sources dating back to 1980 that discuss AIDS and related topics.

UM-MEDLINE is provided free to students, faculty and staff. The service is funded by the Medical School, University Hospitals, the Schools of Nursing, Public Health and Dentistry, the College of Pharmacy, the University Library and the Information Technology Division. For information, contact Taubman Medical Library, 763-3071.

Carillon recital series features Bach to Joplin

The Seven Mondays at Seven summer carillon recitals continue July 12 with Frank DellaPenna of Valley Forge, Penn. Also scheduled: Todd Fair of the Netherlands, July 19; Brian Swager, Indiana University, July 26; and Janet Tebbel, Philadelphia, Penn., Aug. 2.

All recitals begin at 7 p.m. Following the recitals, listeners are invited to visit the playing cabin and bells, which are accessible from the eighth floor of Burton Tower.

Carillonneurs will perform original pieces for the instrument as well as transcriptions and arrangements of familiar works from Bach to Joplin, and modern compositions that highlight the carillon’s special overtone qualities.

Learn to speak Spanish on Saturdays at U-M-Flint

A two-year sequence of non-credit courses designed to develop the language skills of individuals conducting business in Spanish-speaking countries will be offered at the U-M-Flint Saturday mornings, starting in August.

The first year of coursework will give the student an intensive introduction to Spanish. The second year will focus on business applications of Spanish, including letters, meetings and social events.

Classes will meet 9 a.m.–noon Saturdays for two 15-week semesters, Aug. 14–Dec. 11 and Jan. 22–May 14. If interest is sufficient, a spring 1994 session will be added.

The program is presented by Flint’s School of Management in cooperation with the Foreign Language Department and the Office of Extension and Continuing Education.

Tuition is $350 per semester. Register by Aug. 2 by calling the Office of Extension and Continuing Education, 762-3200.

Avoid being a victim

The Department of Public Safety offers the following suggestions to avoid being victimized this summer.

Before leaving for vacation, take the following precautions to give your home an occupied appearance: suspend all daily deliveries of mail and newspapers, place your lights and possibly a radio on timers, turn down the volume on telephone ringers to their lowest setting, and do not leave a message on your answering machine stating that you are on vacation.

While traveling, use travelers checks or credit cards instead of carrying large amounts of cash, carry your luggage in the trunk of your vehicle and bring your luggage into your hotel room at night. If your car breaks down, do not leave the vehicle. Wait for the police to assist you. If someone comes to your aid, do not go with them. Ask them to contact the police.

For more crime prevention information, contact the Crime Prevention Union, North Campus Neighborhood Office, 747-4066.

Dearborn offers degree program in engineering management

The U-M-Dearborn will offer a new master’s degree program in engineering management for engineers seeking to strengthen their management skills starting this fall.

Faculty members in the schools of Engineering and Management will teach courses to develop managerial skills for engineering operations at lower and upper levels of management.

Students with undergraduate degrees in engineering or degrees in math, computer science or physical science with extensive experience in engineering will be considered for admission to the 36-credit hour program. For information, call 593-5361.

Alone with the sun and surf on Desert Island Discs

Grand Rapids resident Mrs. John Duncan “True” McDonald will be the featured guest on Michigan Radio’s Desert Island Discs at 8 a.m. Sat. (July 10). McDonald has been active in Grand Rapids civic and cultural affairs for 60 years.

Jazz pianist and boogie-woogie player Mr. B., Mark Lincoln Braun, will be stranded on July 17.

Joel Seguine and Kenneth Fischer, normally the hosts for Desert Island Discs, will be the castaways July 24. Seguine is manager of Michigan Radio; Fischer is executive director of the University Musical Society.

Maureen A. Hartford, vice president for student affairs, will be the guest July 31.

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.