The University Record, March 15, 1993


Briefing planned on changes in info technology

“A Vision for Information Technology” is the topic of the next Michigan Technology Council briefing, which begins with registration at 7:15 a.m. Thurs. (March 18) at Weber’s Inn, 3050 Jackson Road.

Joe Fitzsimmons, president of University Microfilms International, will speak at 8 a.m. on such evolving technology as CD-ROM jukeboxes and statewide information delivery highways.

He also will discuss some scenarios for the future, such as 24-hour access to the nation’s libraries and their holdings, all from personal computers in our homes.

To register, contact the Michigan Technology Council, 2005 Baits Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, 763-9757. The fee is $30.

March 21 festival will showcase Korean art, dance and music

The Korean Student Association, Korean Graduate Student Association and the Program in Asian Languages and Culture will host the U-M’s first Korean Cultural Arts Festival 3–10 p.m. Sun. (March 21) in the Pendleton Room and the Ballroom of the Michigan Union. The festival will showcase traditional Korean art, dance and music to increase Korean cultural awareness and demonstrate interest in the establishment of a Korean studies program.

Guests include Korean-American comedienne Maragret Cho, poet Chong-Gil Mah and singer Soon Yong Hong.

Kelsey Museum reopening

Because the starting date for internal renovations has been delayed, the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology will remain open through this spring.

The special exhibition “From Riches to Rags: Indian Textiles Traded to Egypt” will open April 4 with a presentation at 2 p.m. in Auditorium C, Angell Hall, by Ruth Barnes, art historian and author of the catalog that accompanies the exhibition. Her topic: “Egypt: The Trade of Block-Printed Cotton Textiles.”

Museum house are 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 1–4 pm. Sat.–Sun.

Seminar looks at ways to reduce HIV risk behaviors

“HIV Risk Reduction Behaviors Among Black Adolescents: Theoretical and Methodological Issues” is the topic of a science seminar presented by the Child/Adolescent Health Behavior Research Center of the School of Nursing 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. today (March 15) in Room 1216, 400 N. Ingalls Bldg.

Loretta Sweet Jemmott, a King/Chavez/Parks Visiting Scholar and assistant professor of nursing at Rutgers University, will present the program.

Dollar amounts, not date, correct in TIAA report

Due to a printing error, TIAA’s annual report, which was recently released, indicated the data was gathered as of Dec. 31, 1991, instead of 1992, according to the Office of Staff Benefits. The dollar amounts reported are correct; only the year was wrong. A corrected copy of the annual report is being prepared and will be mailed as soon as possible. For information, call the TIAA regional office in Southfield, 351-9040.

Concert series celebrates change of seasons

The Gifts of Art will open its Fleur d’Or, Fete des Saisons, a series of three Renaissance concerts celebrating the change of seasons, at 8 p.m. Sat. (March 20) in the Michigan League Vandenberg Room.

Our Lady’s Madrigal Singers and Silver Swan Singers will perform a cappella and will be joined in dance by troubadour Owain Phyfe. Phyfe has a new CD, “Live the Legend,” with the New World Renaissance Band.

Other performances are scheduled June 19 in the Michigan League Courtyard and Sept. 24 in the Pendleton Room of the Michigan Union.

Tickets, $12 each or $30 for the series, include desserts and beverages and can be purchased by calling the Gifts of Art, 936-2787.

Assembly meets today

Four new representatives to the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs will be elected at the Senate Assembly meeting at 3:15 p.m. today (March 15) in Rackham Amphitheater.

Also on the agenda: progress on the evaluation of administrative offices, information on the Editorial Advisory Board for the faculty perspective pages to appear in the Record and a report from the Faculty Anti-Harassment Policy Drafting Committee.

Refreshments will be served 2:45–3:15 p.m. in the Assembly Hall.

‘Teacher Showcase’ looks at equity issues

Valerie Polakow, associate professor of teacher education at Eastern Michigan University, will share her perspectives on pedagogy and equity issues as they affect the lives of students in classrooms at the LS&A Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Training Program’s Teacher Showcase 4–6 p.m. March 25 in Rackham Assembly Hall. Her topic: “Teaching As A Critical Dialogue: Implications for Multi-Cultural Education.” For information, call 763-0624.

Flint sponsors History of Science Program

David Kohn, director of Graduate Programs in 19th-Century Studies at Drew University, will speak at 8 p.m. March 31 in Room 109, Murchie Science Building, U-M-Flint, as part of the History of Science Program.

Kohn will discuss “Darwin’s Entangled Bank: The Art of Scientific Metaphor.” For information, call 762-3424.

Film festival celebrates Greek independence

A three-day festival of contemporary Greek cinema begins 7:30 p.m. Fri. (March 19) with the showing of the film Theofilos.

All films have English subtitles and will be shown in the Natural Science Auditorium. Also scheduled: Stone Years, 7:30 p.m., Sat. (March 20); The Tree We Hurt, 2 p.m., Sun. (March 21).

The film festival is presented by the Department of Classical Studies, the U-M Hellenic Student Association and the Greek American Education and Cultural Association.

Admission: $5 per day, $3 with student ID.

Southeast Asia presents business opportunities

“Opportunities in Southeast Asia for Global Business” is the title of the Southeast Asia Symposium scheduled 4:30–6:30 p.m. Thurs. (March 18) in Hale Auditorium, School of Business Administration.

Speakers include Michael Binder, president, Asia Dole Packaged Foods; Chulatip Nitibhon, senior vice president, Siam Commercial Bank; Donald Schreiber, vice president, General Electric Aircraft Engines; and Sam Riskin, global sales manager, Federal Express. Southeast Asian cuisine will be served following the presentations.

The symposium is sponsored by the Asia Committee of the International Business Club and the Southeast Asia Business Program. For information, call 747-7557.

Anthropologist will discuss AIDS, human rights

Nancy Scheper-Hughes, director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, will lecture at 4 p.m. Fri. (March 19) in Room 4560, LS&A Bldg. The presentation is sponsored by the Department of Anthropology.

Time to apply for Medical History Research Prize

The Elizabeth S. Lee Medical History Prize is awarded each year for the best undergraduate research paper on any aspect of the history of health care, health or disease. The contest is open to any LS&A student and this year offers a $250 prize. Entries should be submitted by April 1; results will be announced by May 1.

Papers, 15–35 pages long, must be based on original historical research and interpretation, and may cover any historical period. Topics may focus on any social, intellectual, ethical or technical aspects of medical history, including mental health.

Information and entry rules are available from the Department of History office, 3609 Haven Hall.

Report on U-M computing transition available

“User Requirements for Implementation of Michigan’s Computing Transition,” a report recommending guidelines to the Information Technology Division (ITD) and the Univer-sity for the transition from an MTS-centered computing environment to a distributed computing environment, is available. To obtain a copy, call the ITD documentation support staff, 998-7624, or send an e-mail request to itd.doc.

To comment on the report, contact Kitty Bridges, ITD coordinator for the Future Computing Environment Project, through e-mail or at 998-7638.

The MTS/Future Computing Environment User Requirements Team issued its first report last fall. This report describes many of the decisions to be made and suggests criteria for those decisions.

Writing biography from a woman’s perspective

Author and scholar Blanche Cook will give the Center for the Education of Women’s Elizabeth Mullin Welch Lecture at 4 p.m. March 30 in the Hussey Room, Michigan League.

Cook, author of the best-selling biography Eleanor Roosevelt Volume One 1884–1933, will discuss “Writing Biography from a Woman’s Perspective.” Cook is professor of history and of women’s studies at the John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

For information on this free lecture, call 998-7080.

Clayton Eschleman will lecture March 17

Poet Clayton Eschleman will discuss “Cesar Vellejo’s Trilce: A Conversation on Translation and a Poetry Reading” at 4 p.m. Wed. (March 17) in the East Conference Room, Fourth Floor, Rackham Bldg.

Eschleman, editor of Sulfur, recently translated Trilce by Cesar Vallejo, a classical book of Spanish American avant-garde poetry.

Matina Horner will give Dorothy Guies McGuigan Lecture

Matina Horner, executive vice president of TIAA-CREF and president emerita of Rad-cliffe College, will give the Dorothy Guies McGuigan Lecture at 4 p.m. March 25 in the West Conference Room, fourth floor, Rackham Bldg.

Horner, a U-M alumna, will discuss “The Challenge of Change.”

Recipients of the McGuigan Award for the best undergraduate and graduate student essay on women will be honored at a reception following the lecture. The lecture and awards program is sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program and the Center for the Education of Women. For information, call 998-7080.

Survey Research Center offers summer institute

The 46th annual Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques will be held June 1 to July 23. Sponsored by the Institute for Social Research’s (ISR) Survey Research Center, the institute offers courses in survey design, data collection and statistical analysis of data.

Applications are due by May 1. Applications and information can be obtained from the Summer Institute office, Room 3051, ISR, 764-6593.

Faculty needed for Parent Orientation Program

The Office of Orientation is seeking faculty to participate in this summer’s Parent Orientation Program. The faculty discussion is considered one of the most important parts of the two-day program and most enjoyable for parents.

Orientation is scheduled June 13–Aug. 14. Faculty discussions are scheduled 6:45–8:30 p.m. Mon.–Thurs. Generally, faculty members volunteer for one or two evening programs. For information or to volunteer, contact Molly Nicholson through electronic mail or call 764-6290.

Workshop focuses on Library Gopher system

“An Introduction to ULibrary: Learning the Library Gopher,” an introduction to the electronic tool developed at the University of Minnesota for navigating and accessing information and systems available via electronic networks, will be held 3–4:30 p.m. March 25 in the Undergraduate Library Microcenter, fourth floor of the Undergraduate Library.

The Library’s Gopher system, called “ULibrary,” makes such resources as census data, electronic journals, the UPI newswire and library catalogs around the world, easier to find.

To register, call 763-1539 or message Graduate Library Reference through electronic mail.

Diabetes research opportunities available for students

The Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center has received an award from the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International to support summer student work in diabetes research at the U-M. The program provides individual stipends of $2,500 for the eight-week period of the award.

Positions are available for University and other students. Students must be junior or senior undergraduates by fall of 1993 or graduate/medical students.

Applications, due by April 5, are available from the Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center. Call 763-5256.

Special libraries featured next in convocation series

James Tchobanoff, manager of Technical Information Center, Pillsbury Co., will lecture at 1:30 p.m. Thurs. (March 18) in the Ehrlicher Room, 411 W. Engineering Bldg. Tchobanoff’s presentation, titled “Conversations from the Trenches,” is part of the School of Information and Library Studies’ Winter Convocation Series. This lecture is sponsored by the U-M student chapter of the Special Libraries Association.

Work of local artists will be on display at League

Local artists Jane and Tom Coates will display their work in a show at the Michigan League March 29 through April 25.

Tom Coates will show a series of Huron River scenes upstream from Ann Arbor as well as other local areas. He works in acrylics. Jane Coates, who works in oils, will display a new group of decorative works featuring flowers, wicker and still life.

Memorial symposium honors Remington

The School of Public Health will hold a memorial symposium in honor of the late former dean, Richard D. Remington, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Fri. (March 19), in the School’s Public Health Auditorium II. A reception will follow the symposium.

Remington was dean of the School in 1974–82. After leaving Michigan, he served as vice president for academic affairs, dean of faculties and interim president of the Univer-sity of Iowa in 1982-1992.

The symposium will include reminiscences of Remington, an address on “The Future of Public Health,” by Dean June E. Osborn, and a panel discussion on “Preparing Public Health Professionals for the Future.”

Dean of Harvard Divinity School will give Kauper Lecture

Ronald F. Thiemann, Lutheran theologian and dean of Harvard Divinity School, will deliver the 11th annual Kauper Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Sun. (March 21) in Honigman Hall, Law School. His topic: “Religion in Public Life: An American Dilemma.”

Sponsored by the Lutheran Campus Ministry and the Program on Studies in Religion, the Kauper Lectureship is named for Paul Kauper, former Law School professor and constitutional scholar and co-founder of the Lutheran Student Foundation at the U-M.

Thiemann is the author of Constructing a Public Theology: The Church in a Pluralistic Culture and Revelation and Theology: The Gospel as Narrated Promise.

Thiemann will be welcomed to campus with a wine and cheese reception 4–6 p.m. Sat. (March 20) at Lord of Light. The reception is hosted by the Lutheran and Episcopal Campus Ministries. Faculty, staff and campus and community religious leaders are invited to join in a discussion led by Thiemann titled “What Should We Do with Religion? A Question.”

Jack L. Walker Conference slated for March 23

“The Role of Abortion as a Political Issue” will be the topic of the Undergraduate Political Science Association’s annual Jack L. Walker Conference at 7:30 p.m. March 23 in Askwith Auditorium, 140 Lorch Hall.

The free conference will focus on how discussion of abortion has affected America’s legal and political systems.

Cynthia Gorney, a journalist formerly with the Washington Post who is writing a book on the history of abortion, will be the keynote speaker. For information, call 769-1764.

Suzanne Lacy lectures today in Chrysler Auditorium

Suzanne Lacy, dean of the School of Fine Arts at the California College of Arts and Crafts, will lecture about her work at 7 p.m. today (March 15) in Chrysler Auditorium.

Lacy is known internationally for her conceptual/performance work that includes large scale performances on social themes and urban issues. Her best known work is “The Crystal Quilt,” a performance with 430 older women, broadcast live on public television. Most recently she created “The Road of Poems and Borders” on psychological and geographic borders.

CEW seminar examines cultural resistance

“Cultural Resistance Among African American and Latino College Students” is the topic of a Research-in-Process Seminar 4–5:30 p.m. March 23 at the Center for the Education of Women (CEW), 330 E. Liberty St.

Sylvia Hurtado, assistant professor of education, will discuss her research based on two national surveys of college students, one focused on the experience of African Americans and the other on Latinos. She will also comment on implications for effective multicultural learning environments in higher education. For information, call 998-7080.