The Ann Arbor Summer Festival will provide an early dose of summer with the second annual Winter Top of the Park Party 7:30 p.m.midnight March 19 at the Campus Events Bldg., Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Drive.
Sponsors will recreate a taste of the Top of the Park with summertime food, dancing and other entertainment. Proceeds will support the free concert and movie series at the Top of the Park during the June 19July 11 Ann Arbor Summer Festival. Tickets are $35 (includes $15 donation) and $50 (includes $30 donation). For tickets or information, call 747-2278.
The Rev. William T. Cunningham and Eleanor M. Josaitis, founders of Focus: HOPE, will receive the School of Business Administration 199293 Business Leadership Award at 4 p.m. Tues. (March 2) in Hale Auditorium.
Focus: HOPE, founded in 1968, participates in the Business Schools Global Citizenship program, which links M.B.A. students with children who live in Detroit. The civil and human rights organization is dedicated to resolving the effects of discrimination and injustice and to fostering integration.
The Affirmative Action Office (AAO) has published a new Disability Resource Guide containing information about the University and related departments or agencies that offer specialized expertise for addressing disability issues. The guide is the result of the combined efforts of the Affirmative Action Office and the Employment Task Force of the Universitys Council for Disability Concerns.
For a free copy, call 747-1387.
The Regents are scheduled to meet at U-M-Dearborn March 11 and on the Ann Arbor campus March 12.
Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance should contact the Regents Office, 764-3883, or write to Regents Office, Fleming Administration Bldg., Ann Arbor MI 48109. For TDD services, call 747-1388.
To guarantee reimbursement in their March paycheck, Flexible Spending Account participants should submit claims to the Office of Staff Benefits, 2030 Administrative Services Bldg., by March 10 for biweekly pay periods or March 18 for monthly pay periods.
Beginning today, Columbia Cable will carry the programming of WFUM-TV Channel 28, the Universitys public television station based at U-M-Flint. Programs will be carried here on Channel 26 for a nine-month trial period at no cost to subscribers. Listings of some of the stations offerings are in the Calendar. For information, call 762-3028 in Flint, 8 a.m.5 p.m. weekdays.
Michael Klitzner, senior research scientist of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in Bethesda, Md., will discuss Dynamic Systems Model of Forces in the Community Affecting Substance Abuse 45 p.m. today (March 1) in the Henderson Room, Michigan League. Klitzner is the principal investigator for the national evaluation of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundations Fighting Back program. The Substance Abuse Center is sponsoring the free, public presentation. For information, call 998-6500.
The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs will accept nominations for the 14th annual Student Recognition Awards program through Fri. (March 5). The program recognizes students and student organizations for their outstanding accomplishments in co-curricular activities within the University and the community.
Categories include: Outstanding Student Leader, Program of the Year, Outstanding Student Organization and Adviser of the Year.
Nomination forms are available at the Student Organization Development Center, 2202 Michigan Union, and the North Campus Commons Campus Information Center.
The Ann Arbor-based traditional Congolese Bichinis Bia Congo dance company will perform at 8 p.m. March 12 and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 13 in the School of Dance Bldg.
This years concert is titled Bintsamou Bia Congo, which means dance and memories of the Congo.
Tickets, $5 for students and children and $7 for others, can be purchased 11 a.m.2 p.m. today (March 1) through March 12 in the basement of the Michigan Union. Tickets also are available at the dance department office, next door to the Central Campus Recreation Bldg.
Robert Fichter, photographer, printmaker, painter and computer artist, will discuss Fabricating Photographs for the End of the Century noon1 p.m. March 9 at the Institute for the Humanities, 1524 Rackham Bldg.
Fichter, professor of art at Florida State University, over the years has created a cast of dramatis personae that acts out a post-industrial passion play and addresses the themes of sex, death, war and environmental destruction.
The Division of Pediatric Cardiology is offering an eight-week Teen Fitness and Nutrition Education program for overweight adolescents starting March 16. Participants must be evaluated in the Preventive Cardiology clinic by March 12. The evaluation may be covered by some insurance plans. The eight sessions cost $40. For information, contact Patty Kolbow or Brenda Eakin, 764-5176.
The Ann Arbor chapter of Amnesty International will meet at 7:30 p.m. March 9 in the Bates Room, Michigan Union. Kirsten Hall, the Midwest refugee coordinator for Amnesty International, will discuss refugee cases adopted by the national organization. She also will provide the latest information on the Haitian refugee situation. For information, call 668-0660.
Workplace, Women and Gender: A Research-in-Process Seminar is the title of a Center for the Education of Women (CEW) program 35 p.m. Tues. (March 2) at CEW, 330 E. Liberty St.
Paula Caproni and Debra Meyerson, associate professors of organizational behavior and human resource management, and Joycelyn Nickelson, doctoral candidate in business administration, will discuss their research on understanding organizations as moral systems, being non-traditional in traditional settings, and asserting personal identity that differs from the organizations norm while also advancing a career.
The panel presentation will be followed by discussion and a reception. The seminar is sponsored by CEW, the Deans Office of the School of Business Administration and Michigan Business Women. For information, call 998-7080.
Mary Fisher, member of the National Commission on AIDS and founder of the Family AIDS Network, will be the keynote speaker during a free day-long forum Living with AIDS: The Patient and Their Family March 9 as part of National Social Work Month.
The forum, scheduled 9 a.m. 4 p.m. in the Dow Auditorium, Towsley Center, is sponsored by the U-M Hospitals, the Catherine McAuley Health System and the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center.
Fisher and Eric E. Rofes, executive director of Shanti Project in San Francisco, will speak 9 a.m.12:30 p.m. Carol Kauffman, chief of infectious diseases at the VA Hospital, will speak at 1:30 p.m., followed by a panel of patients and families.
For information, call 764-8052 or 572-5155.
Quo Vadis, Germany? The Political Culture of a Unified Federal Republic will be discussed at a free, public symposium at 3:30 p.m. Thurs. (March 4) in the Rackham Assembly Hall.
Symposium speakers include Arnulf Baring, professor at the Free University of Berlin; Harvard University Prof. Charles Maier, author of The Unmasterable Past: History, Holocaust and German National Identity; and Wilhelm Bleek, professor at the Ruhruniversitat Bochum in Germany. The symposium will be moderated by history Prof. Kathleen M. Canning.
Sponsors are the departments of history and of Germanic languages and literatures, and the Goethe Institut of Ann Arbor.
The Recycling Office has an updated listing of Ann Arbor organizations that accept shredded office waste paper for reuse. Shredded office paper cannot be recycled in the Universitys current system, but is useful as packaging material or animal bedding. For a copy of the list, contact Erica M. Spiegel, 763-5539.
Scholarships for undergraduates to study or work in developing countries are offered by the Council on International Educational Exchange. For study this summer, apply before March 26. For information and applications, contact Bill Nolting, International Center, 747-2299.
Laurie Penpraze, U-M alumna and professor of trombone at Miami University in Ohio will present a free guest recital at 8 p.m. Tues. (March 2) at the School of Music Recital Hall.
The first three works on the program are concerti for trombone and orchestra by composers Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Ferdinand David and Launy Grondahl. The final work is titled Atlantic Zephyrs by Gardell Simons.
March 15 is the application deadline for Rotary Foundation Scholarships for the 199495 academic year. Students or graduates who will have completed two years of university study by the start of their study abroad are eligible. Scholarships can support from three months to one or more years of overseas study. For information and applications, contact Virginia Nordby, associate vice president for student services, 3009 Michigan Union, 763-5082.
Janet Fogler, social worker at Turner Clinic, will talk about what to do when parents seem downis it depression or just the blues? The workshop will be held noon1 p.m. Wed. (March 3) in Rooms 1 & 2 or 4 & 5, Michigan League. Fogler will offer information on what children can do to help and what community resources are available.
The free workshop for faculty, staff and students is sponsored by the Family Care Resources Program and Turner Geriatric Clinic. For information or to make individual appointments, call 764-2556.
The Global Change Projects free, public biweekly seminar will feature a panel discussion titled How Should Scientists Interact with the Media? at 7:30 p.m. Wed. (March 3) in Room 3001, School of Public Health I Bldg.
Two Scripps Howard Environmental Journalism Fellows, Scott Faber and Cathryn McCue, will discuss the topic from the media point of view. They will be joined by Jonathan W. Bulkley, professor of civil and environmental engineering and of resource policy, and Greg B. Markus, professor of political science. For information, call 764-2109.
Samuel Ray Delany Jr., science fiction writer and essayist, will read from his work at 4 p.m. March 9 in Rackham Amphitheater.
Delany, a visiting fellow at the Institute for the Humanities, challenges traditional notions of gender, race and the standard science fiction hero in works that include Triton (1976) and Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand (1984).
Delany also will discuss Aversion/Perversion/Diversion at a brown-bag lunch session noon1 p.m. March 22 in Room 232D, West Engineering Bldg. The session is sponsored by the Program in American Culture, the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies and the Womens Studies Program.
Members of the Search Advisory Committee for a Director of Undergraduate Admissions invite all interested students, faculty and staff to communicate their thoughts in regard to the search. Whats going well in the office that should be continued? What improvements are needed? What skills and traits does the next director need to possess?
Send electronic mail messages to Adsearch on UM or send written comments to John Chamberlin, Room 2550, LS&A Bldg., 1382. To talk with a committee member, contact Glenda Haskell, 764-9218.
The Program on Intergroup Relations and Conflict will sponsor a Black/Latino dialogue 57 p.m. Sun. (March 7) in the Nikki Giovanni Lounge, Mosher-Jordan Residence Hall. Participants will explore alliance-building and issues of common concern to both communities. Dinner will be provided. The program is co-sponsored by the Council for the Advancement of Minorities at Mosher-Jordan, the residence halls senior staff and Minority Student Services.
The Sara Browne Smith Group will hold its spring supper meeting at 5:30 p.m. March 13 in the Michigan League cafeteria.
Following dinner, about 6:30 p.m., Barbara Cervenka, assistant dean of the School of Art, will present African Influence in Brazilian Art in the Henderson Room. Guests are welcome.
For reservations, call 663-2379 or 668-7465.
The Endellion String Quartet will make its Ann Arbor debut at 4 p.m. Sun. (March 7) in Rackham Auditorium.
In the 12 years since it formed, the Endellion String Quartet, named after the small village in Cornwall where three of its original members played together for the first time, has earned a reputation as one of the finest quartets on the international scene. It performs frequently in London. Members include first violinist Andre Watkinson, second violinist Ralph de Souza, violist Garfield Jackson and cellist David Waterman.
Tickets, $14$22, are available from the University Musical Society box office, Burton Memorial Tower, 764-2538.
Turner Geriatric Clinic will host its next support group meeting for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren 67:30 p.m. March 11 in the Conference Room, Turner Geriatric Clinic, 1010 Wall St. Washtenaw County Probate Juvenile Court Judge Nancy Francis will speak about legal issues facing grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.
For information or to arrange for child care during the meeting, call 764-2556.
A registration/managers meeting for all teams participating in the Department of Recreational Sports Michigan Classics Softball is scheduled at 7 p.m. March 16 at the Intramural Sports Building.
The entry fee of $495 per team for the single game leagues or $990 per team for doubleheader leagues will be payable at the meeting.
The Michigan Classics regular season begins May 2 and ends approximately July 30, depending on the number of rainouts. The post-season tournament is scheduled July 31Aug. 1, Aug. 78 and Aug. 1415.
A seminar In the News: A Graduate Library Seminar on News Media Resources is scheduled 34:30 p.m. March 18 in Room 203, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. The University Library system provides access through various electronic and print resources to news coverage by the press and broadcast media as well as information about the media and its practitioners. The seminar will present an overview of resources available, including electronic and print indexes, full-text databases, sources for transcripts of broadcasts and translations of foreign media sources and current government information.
Another seminar Find the Needle in the Haystack: Sources of Networked Information about locating sources through Internet will be held 34 p.m. March 30 in Room 203, Graduate Library.
Registration is limited for both seminars. To register, call 764-1539 or send an electronic message to Graduate Library Reference.
Office managers, supervisors and administrative support personnel who prepare or authorize requisitions for University Stores or Food Stores may be interested in attending a free workshop Thurs. (March 4) at the Information Center Bldg, 201 Hoover. Determining the availability and prices of stock items and electronically placing orders through University Stores will be covered 1:303 p.m.; Food Stores requisitions will be covered 34:30 p.m.
Participants must register separately for each session. They also must have a Top Secret user ID for Data Systems Center mainframe access and have completed the Orientation to the DSC Mainframe for New Users workshop or have equivalent knowledge. To register, call 763-3700 or send electronic mail to itd.workshops. For information, call 998-7075.
Ivica Kostovic, dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and Natalie Nenadic, research scholar at the Law School, will discuss Rape as Genocide at 4 p.m. Thurs. (March 4) in the Law Schools Honigman Auditorium.
Kostovic, ambassador of the Republic of Croatia for human rights issues, is part of a world team collecting data on genocide in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The lecture is sponsored by the Law School, School of Public Health, Office of Ethics and Religion, and the Midwest Chapter of Almae Matris Alumni Croaticae.
The Department of Pharmacology is accepting applications for the 1993 Charles Ross Summer Research Fellowship for Minority Undergraduate Students. Applicants must be full-time students who have completed at least two terms and maintained a 3.0 or better grade-point average and be willing to devote three months to laboratory research.
Support includes a $2,500 stipend, supervision by a faculty member, laboratory supplies and participation in laboratory discussions and departmental seminars.
Application deadline is March 31. For information, call Dennis K. Ondreyka, 764-8165.
The Industrial Development Division will present Automotive Laser Applications Workshop 93, a conference dedicated to laser applications in the automotive industries worldwide, March 89 at the Chrysler Center. The workshop is sponsored in cooperation with BIAS/University of Bremen, Germany.
Topics to be covered include laser applications in the auto industry, flexible laser welding cells in body manufacturing, powertrain components welding, and the economics and advantages of laser cutting.
Pre-registration is $295. For information, call 764-5260.
The Mark Morris Dance Group will perform at 8 p.m. March 20 and 3 p.m. March 21 in the Power Center for the Performing Arts.
The group, formed in 1980, has been the subject of television specials for the PBS Dance in America series and London Weekend Televisions South Bank Show.
The performances are sponsored by the University Musical Society, which received an Arts Midwest grant to help support the dance presentation. The grant is one of approximately 80 awards Arts Midwest made this year as part of Dance on Tour, a program to help bring American and international dance to performance halls, community centers and schools throughout the Midwest.
Tickets, $14$28, are available from UMS Box Office, Burton Memorial Tower, 764-2538.
Whats Left of Utopia? From the New Jerusalem to the Time of Desire is the topic of a brown-bag lecture noon1 p.m. Tues. (March 2) in Room 1524, Rackham Bldg. Geoffrey H. Eley, professor of history and Institute for the Humanities Faculty Fellow, will talk about the fate of Utopian ideals in the aftermath of the collapse of Soviet-style communism. The program is sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities.
Paul Hayes Tucker, professor of art history, lecturer and author of Monet at Argenteuil, will lecture at 10:30 a.m. Tues. (March 2) in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. His lecture, The Making of a Blockbuster: Behind the Monet in the 90s Exhibit, concludes the Margaret Waterman Alumnae Groups Town Hall Celebrity Lecture Series.
For tickets, $10, call Sue Miskel, 747-8636, or Vicki Panko, 966-8207.
Martha Ice, professor at Concordia College, Moorehead, Minn., will discuss Women, Religious Revisioning, and Radical Re-Living of Tradition: How the Message and the Calling Changes 7:309 p.m. today (March 1) in the Natural Science Auditorium. Her free, public lecture is part of the Visiting Professor of Religious Thought Series.
Also scheduled this month:
March 8, Frances Fitzgerald, writer, Theology and Foreign Policy: Star Wars and the American Jeremiah; March 15, Elizabeth Sewell, poet and literary critic, What Has Happened to the Imagination? Descartes, William Blake, Lewis Carroll; March 22, Ron Engel, professor of social ethics, Meadville-Lombard Unitarian-Universalist Seminary and chair of UNESCOs Program on Religion and the Environment, The Religious Re-Envisioning of the Environment; March 29, Susan Harding, professor of anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz, Imagining the Last Days.
All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Natural Science Auditorium.
Country/pop musician Mary-Chapin Carpenter will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 16 at Hill Auditorium. The holder of a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance-Female, she has been nominated for three Grammys this year: Best Country Vocal Performance Female, Best Country Song of the Year for I Feel Lucky and Best Country Vocal Collaboration for Not Too Much To Ask with Joe Diffie.
Tickets, $17.50$20, are on sale at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and all TicketMaster outlets. \
The New York City Opera National Company will perform Carmen at 8 p.m. Thurs.Sat. (March 46) at the Power Center for the Performing Arts.
George Bizets Carmen represents one of the composers last significant works. The story centers around Carmen, who is determined to celebrate life to the fullest. She lives and loves as if there were no tomorrow. The production is sung in French with English
Tickets $20$42, are on sale at the Univer-sity Musical Society box office, Burton Memorial Tower, 764-2538.
KidSport, a lifetime sports and swimming program with a non-competitive focus for children ages 611, will be offered by the Division of Kinesiology June 21July 30. The camp operates 8:30 a.m.noon weekdays at the Central Campus Recreation Bldg. Campers may be dropped off at 8 a.m. and must be picked up by 12:15 p.m. For information, call Kay Wilkinson, 763-4118, or Pat Van Volkinburg, 764-1342.
Comedy Company, the Universitys sketch comedy troupe, will present its spring show at 8 p.m. March 1113 at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Michigan Union.
The student comedians will perform two acts of student-written original sketch comedy. Tickets, $5, can be purchased at the Michigan Union Ticket Office or at the door. A $1-off coupon is available at the University Activities Center, 2105 Michigan Union, for advanced tickets only.
The New York Pops, with musical director Skitch Henderson, will be in concert at 8 p.m. Tues. (March 2) under the auspices of the University Musical Society (UMS). The New York Pops Goes to the Movies will feature movie theme songs selected from works by such composers as Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein and Frank Loesser. Tickets ($16$28) are available at the UMS Box Office, Burton Memorial Tower, or by phone, 763-TKTS. Group discounts are available. Call 763-3100.
An exhibition of landscape watercolors by Craig Harris titled Backroads is on display at the Michigan League Art Gallery through March 28.
The 14 paintings depict scenes typical of rural landscapes as seen during various seasons of the year.
This exhibit marks the third consecutive year that Harris, assistant professor of toxicology, has exhibited his work in the Michigan League Gallery. His paintings have been shown in national and international juried watercolor exhibitions and are currently included in both private and corporate art collections around the world.
Foreign students, scholars, visiting professors and researchers who are considered non-residents by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for tax purposes are required to file the U.S. non-resident income tax return Form 1040 NR even if they have no U.S. source of income.
All foreign non-resident participants should review the current regulations described in IRS Publication 519 U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens and in the IRS instruction sheet for Form 1040 NR. Copies are available at the International Center. A schedule of tax workshops to assist non-residents in filling out the Form 1040 NR is also available at the International Center.