The University Record, March 8, 1993


For the record ...

The number to call to register for the seminar “In the News: A Graduate Library Seminar on News Media Resources” is 763-1539. The number reported in the March 1 Record was incorrect. The seminar is scheduled 3–4:30 p.m. March 18 in Room 203, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.

The Graduate Library has canceled a second seminar “Find the Needle in the Haystack: Sources of Networked Information.”

Pharmacology accepting applications for Ross Fellowship

The Department of Pharmacology is accepting applications for the 1993 Charles Ross Summer Research Fellowship for Minority Undergraduate Students. Applicants must be members of an underrepresented minority group, 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, laboratory supplies and participation in laboratory discussions.

Application deadline is March 31. For information, call Dennis K. Ondreyka, 764-8165.

Gibbard will give Brandt Lecture March 17

Allan F. Gibbard, the Richard B. Brandt Professor of Philosophy, will give the Brandt Lecture at 4 p.m. March 17 in Rackham Amphitheater.

Gibbard’s work centers on ethics but his interests range across many disciplines. His articles have appeared in leading philosophy journals and in journals beyond his discipline as varied as Econometrica and Behavioral and Brain Sciences. His book, Wise Choices, Apt Feelings, was published in 1990.

Collegiate professorships honor retired or deceased faculty members whose names they carry as well as those who hold them.

Regents meet this week

The Board of Regents will assemble at 10 a.m. Thurs. (March 11) at the Henry Ford Estate-Fair Lane, U-M-Dearborn, for a campus tour followed by a public meeting at 1:30 p.m. The annual report on investments is among the agenda items. Public comments are scheduled at 4 p.m. at the Henry Ford Estate.

The meeting will resume at 9 a.m. Fri. (March 12) in Room 2553, LS&A Bldg., for a presentation and discussion of undergraduate education curriculum reform and the Gateway Campus.

Learn about folklore of plants

“Folklore of Plants” will be the topic of Conservatory tours at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sat. (March 13), March 20 and March 27 and at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sun. (March 14), March 21 and March 28. Docents will tell the stories behind the looks, uses and names of plants in the Conservatory.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens is located at 1800 N. Dixboro Road.

Distinguished Speakers Series examines ‘Ecological Economics’

Richard Norgaard from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss “Ecological Economics” 4–5:30 p.m. Tues. (March 9) in Room 170, Dennison Bldg. The lecture is part of the Distinguished Speakers Series of the School of Natural Resources and Environment. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

For the record ...

Department of Theatre and Drama alumni (from left) James Earl Jones, Holly Villaire and Hal Cooper conducted a forum for current theatre and drama students Feb. 12 at the Trueblood Theatre. In the March 1 issue of the Record Villaire was incorrectly identified as another actress/alumna who had been scheduled to participate in the forum but because of a snow storm was unable to come.

Pharmacy hosts MLK speaker

Robert Gibson, associate dean for professional affairs, School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, will lecture at the College of Pharmacy’s commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. at 3 p.m. Thurs. (March 11) in Room 3554, C.C. Little Bldg. His topic: “P.I.S.T. People Can Make A Difference.” The lecture and reception afterwards are open to the public.

Martha Cook sponsors international tea

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend an international tea 3:30–5 p.m. Fri. (March 12) at the Martha Cook Bldg.

The traditional main table represents England with scones, teas and sandwiches. Individuals and groups prepare traditional foods from other countries to share with the guests.

Special guests will be the Indian dance group, Malini’s Dances.

Countries and regions represented at this year’s tea will be Greece, Saudi Arabia, Ireland, Hungary, Ghana, Puerto Rico, Middle East, Japan, United States, Mexico and Armenia.

Merrill Lecture will focus on teaching as a religious act

Craig Dykstra, executive director of the Lilly Endowment for Religion, will present the Merrill Lecture 7–9:30 p.m. Wed. (March 10) in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League.

Dykstra’s topic is “Teaching As A Religious Act.” He will focus on the relation of religion to teaching and learning as a search for truth, and the vocation of the academic person as a truth seeker.

A reception will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the lecture at 8 p.m. The public is invited to this lecture, sponsored by the Ecumenical Center and the International Residence. For information, call 662-5529.

Quilting Section presents quilt show at Kempf House

Quilts from the late 1800s and the 1860s, 1930s and 1940s and contemporary styles will fill the Kempf House Center for Local History, 312 S. Division, 1–4 p.m. Sat.–Sun. (March 13–14) as the Faculty Women’s Club Quilting Sections present their Fourth Annual Quilt Show.

Approximately 30 quilts will be displayed and members of the Quilting Sections will demonstrate quilting and answer questions.

Barbara Kilbourn will discuss the history of quilting at a brown bag lunch at 12:10 Wed. (March 10) at Kempf House. Admission to the Kempf House is $1.

Journalist Frances Fitzgerald speaking here tonight

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Frances Fitzgerald will speak at 7:30 p.m. today (March 8) in the Natural Science Auditorium about “Theology and Foreign Policy: Star Wars and the American Jeremiad.”

Her lecture is part of the Program on Studies in Religion’s Visiting Professor of Religious Thought Lecture Series titled “Visions, Disillusionments and Revisionings.”

Fitzgerald’s book Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam received the National Book Award, the Bancroft Prize for History and the Pulitzer Prize.

Her more recent work has focused on American social and religious movements. In <Cities on a Hill she explores such diverse phenomena as gay liberation, Baptist fundamentalism, retirement communities and the Rajneeshee movement, within the context of American ideas of utopia.

Botanical Gardens launches spring, summer adult program

Photography, British Gardens, Shade Gardening and Water Lily Culture are among the more than 30 classes being offered this spring and summer through the Matthaei Botanical Gardens Adult Education Program. For a brochure or information, call 998-7061.

Join ‘Jazz at the League’

Live jazz performances are offered 5:30–7:30 p.m. Sundays in the Michigan League Buffet. Performances are presented by the Jazz Studies Program, the Michigan League and the Student Leader Board.

The League serves a selection of entrees, deli sandwiches, salads, soups, homemade desserts and flavored coffees 5–7:30 p.m. No cover or minimum charge. For information, call 764-0446.

See Europe on the cheap

The art of seeing Europe cheaply and independently—as a traveler meeting locals rather than as a tourist—is the subject of a workshop being offered 3–4:30 p.m. Fri. (March 12) and March 19 at the International Center.

Professional travel advisers and experienced students will give low-budget travel tips and informative handouts. Eurailpasses, student and faculty international ID cards and Youth Hostel memberships can be purchased. For information, call 764-9310.

Pollster Celinda Lake will lecture

Alumna Celinda Lake will present the Jean W. Campbell Leadership Lecture at 4 p.m. Thurs. (March 11) in the Hussey Room, Michigan League. Her topic: “Breaking Barriers for Women in Politics.” The political pollster will talk about her work with women senatorial candidates in the 1992 election, the national campaign process, and implications for 1993 and beyond.

The lecture will be followed by a reception in the League Concourse. For information, call the Center for the Education of Women (CEW), 998-7080.

‘Consciousness’ will be discussed at Colloquium in Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy will present its 12th annual Michigan Colloquium in Philosophy Fri.–Sat. (March 12–13).

Gilbert Harman of Princeton University will discuss “Can Science Understand Consciousness” at 4 p.m. Friday in the Pendleton Room, Michigan Union.

On Saturday Robert Van Gulick of Syracuse University will talk about “Deficit Studies and the Function of Phenomenal Consciousness” at 9:30 a.m. and David Rosenthal, City University of New York-Graduate School, will discuss “What Makes Mental States Conscious?” at 11:30 a.m.

Solidarity forum examines rise of racism

“The Rise of Racism in the U.S. and Europe: Contexts for Community Activism” is the topic of the next presentation in Solidarity’s Winter Forum Series at 7:30 p.m. Wed. (March 10) in the Henderson Room, Michigan League.

An open discussion will follow panel presentations on racism and on white supremacy. The event is co-sponsored by the Ella Baker-Nelson Mandela Center for Anti-Racism Education. For information, call 662-1041.

Armenian Symposium slated for March 13

“Building a Transnational Community: Armenians and Their Diaspora” is the title of a symposium scheduled 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Sat. (March 13) in Auditorium D, Angell Hall.

For most of their history Armenians have lived both in their historic homeland and as a people in exile, scattered across the globe. The development of the transnational and individual Armenian communities will be explored.

The morning session, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., is titled “Conceptualizing the Diaspora.” After a lunch break, 1–2:30 p.m., the afternoon session will focus on “Armenian Communities in Transition.”

The free program is sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program, the Center for Russian and East European Studies, and the Alex and Marie Manoogian Foundation of Taylor.

For information, call 747-2237.

Looking at the emergence of Armenian nationalism

Khachig Tololyan, professor of English at Wesleyan University, will discuss “Textual Spaces and Discursive Territories: The Emergence of Armenian Nationalism” at 4 p.m. Thurs. (March 11) in Room 2231, Angell Hall.

A specialist in comparative literature and commentator on contemporary Armenian affairs, Tololyan is editor of the newly established journal Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies.

Tololyan’s talk is part of the “Intellectuals and the Articulation of the Nation” lecture series organized by the Center for Russian and East European Studies Program in Ethnopolitics and Culture, and the University Council on International Academic Affairs.

Conference will focus on women in science, engineering, math

The Women in Science Program and the Center for the Education of Women (CEW) are hosting “Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics Regional Conference: Creating an Academic Community” 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. March 20 in Room 1400, Willard Henry Dow Laboratory.

Barbara Sloat, lecturer in biology in the Residential College, will give the keynote address 9:10–10 a.m.

Registration is $5 through Wed. (March 10) and $8 thereafter. Send checks, payable to the U-M, to Women in Science Program, CEW, 330 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2289.

‘Designing for a Sustainable Future’ topic for architect

Susan A. Maxman, president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) board of directors, will deliver the Willeke Lecture on “Designing for a Sustainable Future” at 8 p.m. Tues. (March 9) in Rackham Amphitheater. Her talk is free and open to the public.

Maxman also will judge the Willeke Design Prize competition at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning. The competition requires students respond to a “problem statement,” to be developed by Maxman, with site plans and drawings within one week.

Also on March 9, Maxman will take part in a day-long seminar on “Building for an Environmental Future,” sponsored by the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, the AIA Michigan chapter, the Michigan Architectural Foundation and the Christman Co.

The seminar will use case studies to examine resource conservation in architecture and building design and maintenance. For registration or information about the conference, contact the Michigan Architectural Foundation, 965-4100.

Coming: Anything Goes

MUSKET will present its spring musical, the Cole Porter classic Anything Goes, at 8 p.m. March 25–27 at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. The show is the Lincoln Center revival version. Tickets, $6 for students and $7 for others, can be purchased at the Michigan Union Ticket Office.

Negotiating techniques that work

Zena Zumeta, founder and director of the Ann Arbor Mediation Center, will speak about negotiation techniques at the next Commission for Women program noon–1:30 p.m. Wed. (March 10) in the Michigan Room, Michigan League.

Her presentation is part of a series on conflict resolution and negotiating skills.

Women of Color Task Force seeks nomination for awards

The Women of Color Task Force invites members of the University community to nominate women of color for awards given in the areas of leadership and human relations. The awards recognize and honor women for their outstanding accomplishments, distinguished contributions and service.

Nomination deadline is March 26. All women of color employed at the U-M, except previous award recipients, are eligible.

Nomination forms can be obtained by calling the Affirmative Action Office, 763-0235. For information about the nomination process, call Amanda Rajabzadeh, 764-5421.

The awards program will be held at 4 p.m. April 29 in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union. U-M-Dearborn Chancellor James C. Renick will be the speaker.

Festival features Ingmar Bergman films

Winter Light will be shown at 4:15 p.m. today (March 8) and 7 p.m. Tues. (March 9) at the Michigan Theater as part of Film & Video Studies’ Ingmar Bergman Film Festival.

Also scheduled at 4:15 p.m. on Mondays and 7 p.m. on Tuesdays:

March 15–16, Persona; March 22–23, Shame; March 29–30, Cries and Whispers; April 5–6, Scenes From a Marriage; April 12–13, Fanny and Alexander.

Tickets are $3 for Michigan Theater members, $4 for students with ID and $5, general admission.

Looking for sources of Soviet totalitarianism

Boris Mironov, senior research fellow at the Academy of Sciences’ Institute of History of Russia, will discuss “Sources of Soviet Totalitarianism: Family and Village Structures” at noon Wed. (March 10) in Lane Hall Commons Room.

Mironov, who is also professor of history at St. Petersburg State University, has written extensively on the economic, demographic and social history of 18th- and 19th-century Russia. His visit is sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies and the Department of History.

Land summer jobs in Britain or Ireland

The U-M leads the nation’s universities in the number of students and graduates working abroad. Learn about one of the most popular work-abroad programs at a workshop scheduled 4–5:30 p.m. Thurs. (March 11) at the International Center. The workshop will feature program directors from London and Dublin and students who will report on their work experiences. Jobs range from paid internships to working in pubs. For information, call 764-9310.

Next Focus on Teaching slated for March 10

Reg A. Williams, associate professor of nursing, will present “Side Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs,” a tutorial and video library application designed to teach students in the mental health disciplines to recognize the side effects produced by psychotropic medications, at the next Focus on Teaching 3–5 p.m. March 10, Room 1706, Dow Laboratory.

Carl Rinne, associate professor of education, will present “Skills,” an innovative approach for automating skills training in any field or vocation. In an example application, education students can observe an expert performance, then videotape their own performance of the same skill. They then can compare themselves with the expert and judge their own competence. Students may practice and test as often as they wish.

Refreshments will be served. For information, call 763-9523.

Eating healthfully when eating out

Nutrition experts from MedSport will provide tips on healthful ordering from standard restaurant menus at 9 p.m. March 11 in Center Court, Briarwood Mall, as part of the Briarwood Walkers Program. The same program will be presented at 9 a.m. March 9 at the Twelve Oaks Walkers Program in the Center Court, Twelve Oaks Mall.

Health education programs are presented the second Thursday of the month by U-M Health Centers at Briarwood and the second Tuesday of the month at Twelve Oaks. Coffee and bagels are served.

“Fitness Over 50” is presented by a certified instructor 9–10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Briarwood.

Briarwood Mall entrance doors between Sears and Roebuck and the old Lord & Taylor open 7 a.m. Monday–Saturday and at 9 a.m. Sunday for walkers. New program participants need to register in the Briarwood Security Office located across from the Big Boy restaurant in the Sears corridor. For information, call 769-9610.