The University Record, June 7, 1993


Next Record June 21

The next Record, June 21, will cover the two-week period June 21 through July 6. The deadline for Calendar and News Brief items is 5 p.m. June 29.

For the record . . .

Alumni Association Director Robert G. Forman was inadvertently left off the service awards list in the May 24 issue of the Record. Forman has been at the U-M 30 years.

Reshela DuPuis (American culture) was one of 10 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award winners recently honored at a luncheon at the Rackham Building. Her name was not included in the May 24 Record.

Regents will meet June 10–11

The Regents will begin their June meeting at 12:30 p.m. Thurs. (June 10) with a presentation on M-Quality at the Family Housing Community Center on North Campus, followed by a tour of the community center and public comments at 4:15 p.m. in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union.

The meeting resumes at 9 a.m. Fri. (June 11) in the Regents Room, Fleming Administration Bldg. The agenda includes the U-M Hospitals’ proposed 1993–94 operating budget, Committee on the Economic Status of the Faculty reports, and fee assessments for Michigan Student Assembly and school and college governments.

Nordby will be featured on Desert Island Discs

Virginia B. Nordby, associate vice president in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and the University’s freedom of information officer, will be the featured guest on Michigan Radio’s Desert Island Discs at 8 a.m. Sat. (June 12).

Other guests this month: Grand Rapids Mayor John Logie, June 19; and singer Judy Dow Alexander, June 26.

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.

Nursing History Society schedules annual picnic, program

Sylvia Hacker, associate professor of nursing, will present “An Oral History from the Dr. Ruth of Ann Arbor” at 7 p.m. Tues. (June 8) at the U-M Nursing History Society’s annual picnic and program. The indoor picnic begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Leslie Science Center, 1831 Traver Road.

Bring a dish to pass and your own table service.

Benefit Reimbursement account cutoff dates

To guarantee reimbursement in their June paycheck, Flexible Spending Account participants should submit claims to the Benefits Office (Central Campus), 2030 Administrative Services Bldg., by June 16 for biweekly pay periods or June 18 for monthly pay periods.

Computing Resource Center services moving soon

Services provided at the Computing Resource Center (CRC) will soon be relocated. The Information Technology Division (ITD) has established a special voice mailbox at 747-2437 and an MTS file, NEWS:CRC.MOVE, to provide you with the latest information on where you will be able to receive the services now offered at the CRC. ITD staff will update the voice mail and NEWS file as details become available.

Climbers will travel to Rattlesnake Point, Ontario

The pre-trip meeting for the Department of Recreational Sports’ June 18–20 Rattlesnake Point Weekend Rockclimbing Trip is 7–10 p.m. Thurs. (June 10) in the Conference Room, North Campus Recreation Bldg.

Participants will spend two days rockclimbing and camping at Rattlesnake Point in Ontario. The $95 fee includes transportation, food, equipment, instruction and leadership. To register, call the Outdoor Recreation Center, 764-3967.

Dearborn Child Development Center will host open house

The U-M-Dearborn Child Development Center will host an open house for its kindergarten program 5–6 p.m. Thurs. (June 10).

Prospective fall 1993 kindergarten students and their families and other community members are invited. Teachers and staff members will provide information about enrollment, tuition, scholarships and other topics.

Full-time (8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.) and half-time (8 a.m.–noon) schedules are offered with full-time students given priority. For information, call 593-5424.

‘What’s New Under the Sun’ planned for children with diabetes

“What’s New Under the Sun,” a fun day for children with diabetes, will be held 1–4 p.m. June 19 in the University Hospital central courtyard. Activities for the family include storytelling, face painting, balloons, magician and an “Ask the Expert” booth.

The free fair will feature information on the latest research and equipment. In case of rain, the event will be held in Dining Rooms A and B of the Hospital Cafeteria. “What’s New Under the Sun” is sponsored by the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. For information, call Margy Fox or Denise Garden, 764-5175.

ABPA will host annual awards program June 24

The Association of Black Professionals and Administrators (ABPA) will hold its awards and recognition ceremony at 3:30 p.m. June 24 in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union. The program, established in 1985 to recognize African American employees who have given outstanding service to the University community, is open to the public. Individuals who plan on attending should call 763-1452.

What’s in a name?

Docents will discuss how and why plants are given certain names during a tour titled “What’s In a Name?” at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens Conservatory at 10:30 p.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sat. (June 12), June 19 and June 26 and at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sun. (June 13), June 20 and June 27.

Participants should register at the reception desk prior to the tour. The Gardens is located at 1800 N. Dixboro Road.

Special Collections Library display features bird books

“Homage to Audubon: The Illustrated Bird Book, 1300–1860” is the title of an exhibition on display at the Special Collections Library, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, through July 30. The exhibition features the double-elephant folio edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America, the first book purchased for the library.

Other works on display include Greek and Persian manuscripts, an example of incunabula (books printed before 1501) as well as volumes from the 16th through 19th centuries.

The Special Collections Library is open 10 a.m.–noon and 1–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri and 10 a.m.-noon Sat.

Caring for Aging Relatives support group will meet June 17

Turner Geriatric Services’ caring for aging relatives support group will meet noon–1:30 p.m. June 17 in the first floor conference room, Turner Geriatric Clinic, 1010 Wall St. For information on this free group, call 764-2556.

Rockclimbing trip scheduled at Grand Ledge

The pre-trip meeting for the Department of Recreational Sports’ June 12 Rockclimbing Day Trip will be held 7–10 p.m. Wed. (June 9) in the Conference Room, North Campus Recreation Bldg.

Participants will climb 50-foot vertical cliffs at Grand Ledge Park, near Lansing. The $50 fee includes lunch, transportation, leadership, equipment and instruction. To register, call the Outdoor Recreation Center, 764-3967.

Ropes course offered June 12–13

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering a program titled “The Ropes Course as a Tool in Human Resource Development” June 12–13. Participants will discover how to enhance communications, cooperation, creative problem-solving and trust, and increase productivity. Discussions will focus on how to link ropes course experiences to the workplace.

The $175 fee includes equipment, materials, lunch and instruction. To register, call the Outdoor Recreation Center, 764-3967.

Michigan Radio will feature true story of Ben Franklin in London

Espionage, duels and power politics will streak through the Michigan Radio sky as the station’s fourth of July celebration starts early with “Craven Street: A True Story of Ben Franklin in London,” which will be broadcast 8–9 p.m. June 29–July 1 and conclude with two episodes 8–9 p.m. and 9–10 p.m. July 2.

“Craven Street” is about Franklin’s little-known experiences as a colonial agent in London and his attempts to prevent the American Revolution.

Michigan Radio can be heard in Ann Arbor on WUOM, 91.7 FM, in Grand Rapids on WVGR, 104.1 and in Flint on WFUM, 91.1.

Marital Arts Congress slated for June 11–13

The International Martial Arts Federation North American National Congress and Seminars will be held June 11–13 at the Intramural Sports Bldg.

Seminar leaders from the International Martial Arts Federation include Japanese masters Shizuya Sato, Tadao Ochial, Ikuo Higuchi and Juan Osano.

The federation is dedicated to the promotion of friendship and cooperation among leaders and enthusiasts of the Japanese martial arts.

Sponsors include the Shorin Ryu Karate Do Club and the Asian Martial Arts Studio. For information, call 995-5079 or 663-0501.

Examining link between heredity and breast cancer

“Families at Risk: The Link Between Heredity and Breast Cancer” is the topic of the Medical Center’s Health Night Out program 7:30–9:30 p.m. June 15 in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium.

Barbara Weber, assistant professor of internal medicine and researcher with the Comprehensive Cancer Center, will lead the discussion. Participants will learn why breast cancer tends to run in families, how close researchers are to pinpointing the location of the suspected cancer-causing gene, how many women carry this gene, how gene identification leads to innovative treatments, and the social, economic, psychological and privacy issues raised by genetic screening.

The program and parking are free. For information, call U-M TeleCare, 763-9000, category 1075.

Travel updates available through electronic mail

If you would you like to receive fast-breaking travel news through electronic mail, send a short message to Kathy Nowak through the MTS message system. VinesMail users may send a message to Kathy Nowak@ Coordinator@Travel Services.

Photo identification card sessions on summer schedule

The Department of Public Safety will hold photo identification card sessions 1–4 p.m. June 16, July 14 and Aug. 18 in Room B227, East Engineering Bldg.

The North Campus Neighborhood Office, Room 1300, North Campus Commons, will do photo IDs 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. June 17, July 15 and Aug. 19. For information on obtaining a photo ID card, call 763-3434.

Nominations sought for Searle Scholars Program

The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies is soliciting nominations for the 1994 Searle Scholars Program, which provides annual stipends of $60,000 per year for three years to conduct research in the biomedical sciences.

Nomination is restricted to assistant professors whose first appointments began on or after July 1. Two nominees will be chosen by an internal selection committee to represent the University in the national competition. Nomination deadline is July 12. For information, contact Susan Kluger, 764-6424.

‘Broadway Revisited’ features words, music of American theater

Want to hear Julie Andrews, Frank Sinatra and Hair but find New York airfare, hotel and Broadway tickets too costly? Michigan Radio has discounted all of these to a mere turn of the radio dial at 6 p.m. Sundays to tune in “Broadway Revisited.”

The program, created by Art Hilgart, former president of the Kalamazoo Civic Players, is dedicated to the words and music of the American theater, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim. Some episodes revisit a single show; others present variations on themes or review the work of a particular composer.

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.

Workshop will explain Library’s Gopher

The University Library is using a software tool called Gopher, which was developed by the University of Minnesota for accessing information and systems available via electronic networks.

An introductory workshop to the Library’s Gopher system, called “ULibrary,” will be held 3–4:30 p.m. June 17 at the Microcomputer Center, fourth floor, Undergraduate Library.

The hands-on session will highlight the resources available, including census data, electronic journals, the United Press International newswire and library catalogs around the world.

To register, call 763-1539 or message Graduate Library Reference on MTS.

Plant Extension will host national conference July 7–9

Plant Extension will host the National Collegiate Computer Aided Design and Development Conference July 7–9 at the Michigan League. The conference is aimed at college or university staff involved in facility management.

Conference topics include the State of the Industry, Integration, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Multimedia, Drawing Management Systems, Evaluation of Operating Systems and Future Trends.

The conference fee, $200, include seminars, meals, events and tours. For information or to register, call Hilary Keblish, 764-3414.

Sale benefits Cancer Center

Borders Book Shop on South State Street will host a Book Days Benefit Weekend June 18–20 to benefit the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center. Borders will donate 17 percent of the purchase price of books, periodicals, maps, posters and gift certificiates if purchasers mention the Cancer Center. Individuals who cannot shop at Borders during the fund-raising period but wish to participate in the benefit should call Rosalie Schottenfeld, 936-9586.

University Health Service offers ‘You Can Quit!’

Are you interested in quitting smoking? If so, the University Health Service’s (UHS) free “You Can Quit!” program will be held noon–1 p.m. June 16 in Room 309, UHS. Participants will learn how to quit, how to cope with urges, tips to prevent weight gain, nicotine gum and the positive effects of quitting.

To pre-register, call 763-1320

Chronicle of Higher Ed service available through ULibrary

The University Library recently added “Academe This Week” to its ULibrary network service. The service includes weekly summaries of Chronicle of Higher Education news items, events in academe, Washington events of interest to higher education and deadlines for fellowships and grants. Also included are listings of Chronicle job postings. Access the service by entering UM-ULibrary at the Which Host? prompt and then select the News category.

Support group for grandparents will meet June 10

Turner Geriatric Clinic will hold its next support group meeting for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren 6–8 p.m. Thurs. (June 10) in the conference room, Turner Geriatric Clinic, 1010 Wall St.

Pam Hoffer, individual and family therapist and parent educator, will discuss parenting issues for children being raised by grandparents. To arrange for child care during the meeting or for information, call Carrie Lengyel or Leslye Firestone, 764-2556.