The University Record, March 22, 1993

Briefings

Grants available for ISR summer programs

Minority students planning to participate in summer programs offered by the Institute for Social Research (ISR) must apply for grants through the Survey Research Center before April 1.

A limited number of grants will be awarded to graduate and advanced students enrolled in the Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques, sponsored by ISR’s Survey Research Center, or the Summer Program in Quantitative Analysis, sponsored by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research of the ISR Center for Political Studies.

The grant amounts will equal tuition for summer term (III-B). Stipends to cover housing and living expenses also are available. Previous grant recipients are eligible to compete, but primary consideration will be given to first-time applicants.

Forms are available from ISR, Room 3050, 764-6593, or Room 5026, 764-8392.

Goldenberg to give next academic values lecture March 30

LS&A Dean Edie N. Goldenberg will discuss “Undergraduate Education for Today and Tomorrow” at 4 p.m. March 30 in Rackham Amphitheater. The lecture is one in a series focusing on academic values for the U-M’s 175th anniversary. Each lecture is followed by a discussion with faculty respondents. President James J. Duderstadt serves as moderator. Panelists are: Michael G. Parson, associate dean for undergraduate education, College of Engineering, and professor of naval architecture and marine engineering; Ralph G. Williams, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and associate professor of English; and J. Frank Yates, professor of psychology.

Men’s Glee Club will perform 133rd Annual Spring Concert

The Men’s Glee Club, under the direction of Jerry Blackstone, will perform its 133rd Annual Spring Concert at 8 p.m. April 3 in Hill Auditorium.

The Glee Club will perform classical, sacred and contemporary works as well as spirituals and traditional U-M songs.

The Friars, an octet selected from the ranks of the Glee Club, also will perform.

Tickets, $8–S10 for reserved seating, $5 for general admission and $3 for student seating, will be on sale at the Hill Auditorium Box Office beginning March 29. For information, call 764-1448.

Denmark’s Madsen will lecture March 30

Award winning Danish author Svend Age Madsen will lecture 4–5 p.m. March 30 in the East Conference Room, Rackham Bldg. A reception will follow at Shaman Drum Bookshop, 313 S. State St.

Madsen’s 1976 novel Tugt og Utugt i Mellemtiden was published in 1992 as Virtue and Vice in the Middletime.

His visit is hosted by the Scandinavian Studies Program, the departments of English, Germanic Languages and Literatures, and Comparative Literature, and Shaman Drum Bookshop.

Poet Elisabeth Borchers will give reading

Elisabeth Borchers, author of several volumes of poetry and literary editor at Suhrkamp Verlag (Frankfurt), will read from her works in German at 4 p.m. March 29 in the East Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.

The reading is sponsored by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures.

Andromache coming to Trueblood April 1–11

The Department of Theatre and Drama will present a new version of Andromache created by director John Russell Brown April 1–11 at Trueblood Theatre. In addition to the eight regularly scheduled performances, two preview presentations with discounted tickets, $5 general admission and $3 student seating, are scheduled at 8 p.m. March 30–31.

This new version of French playwright Jean Racine’s Andromache will not retain Racine’s verse form of Alexandrine couplets.

Performances are at 8 p.m. April 1–3 and April 8–10 and at 2 p.m. April 4 and April 11. Tickets, $10 general admission and $6 student seating, are available 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. weekdays at the Michigan League Ticket Office.

Sigma Xi lecture focuses on ethics of human gene therapy

LeRoy Walters, director of the Center for Bio-ethics, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, will lecture at 4 p.m. Fri. (March 26) in Rackham Amphitheater as part of the Sigma Xi Ethics and Science Lecture Series. His topic: “The Ethics of Human Gene Therapy.”

Walters is the author of numerous books and articles on bioethics and has served on the editorial boards of the Encyclopedia of Bioethics, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy and Human Gene Therapy. Among his many honors and awards are the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Messiah College and the Macomber Lectureship from the Harvard Medical School.

The Sigma Xi lecture series is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Research/Warner-Lambert Co.

Course will teach Polish language, culture, history

The Center for Russian and East European Studies will offer an intensive course on Polish language, culture, history and political economy May 3–15. The course is designed for the internship programs of the School of Business Administration’s M.B.A. Corps and the William Davidson Institute and is open to individuals wishing to learn about Poland for business or research purposes.

The fee, $695, includes a coursepack of readings. For information, contact Marysia Ostafin, 747-2237, by April 15.

Dance grad students present ‘Upward Mobility’

Dance graduate students Ghana Buntz and Maureen Janson will present “Upward Mobility,” an M.F.A. thesis concert consisting of new and original dance works, at 8 p.m. March 25–27 in Studio A Theatre, Dance Bldg.

“Upward Mobility” will present a variety of dance styles from African and Caribbean dance aesthetic to athleticism and theatricality.

Tickets, $5, are available at the door. The box office opens one hour prior to each performance.

Find out how to save money on promotional materials

The Office of Marketing Communications is presenting four seminars designed to help faculty and staff save money when producing promotional materials. The seminars will improve understanding of the publication production process and explain how to communicate more effectively with audiences and suppliers.

Each seminar is presented by an outside expert. Topics include Persuasive Writing, April 1; Hidden Costs of Desktop Publishing, April 16; Getting the Most from Your Printing Supplier, May 6; Design to Enhance Your Message, May 14.

All are scheduled 9–11 a.m. in the Michigan League. Fees are $30 per seminar or $100 for all four. Enrollment is limited to 45 participants. For information or reservations, call 764-9270.

Responding to Change: New Challenges for Librarians

Virginia Tiefel, director of library user education at Ohio State University, will present the 25th Annual Alumni-in-Residence lecture at 4 p.m. Fri. (March 26) in the Ehrlicher Room, 411 West Engineering Bldg.

Tiefel’s topic is “Responding to Change: New Challenges for Librarians.” The lecture is part of the School of Information and Library Studies’ Winter Convocation Series.

Daugherty works to be performed March 23

Two works by Michael K. Daugherty, associate professor of music, will be performed at 8 p.m. Tues. (March 23) in Hill Auditorium in a free concert by the University Symphony Orchestra and University Philharmonia, conducted by Donald Schleicher.

“Bizarro World,” the fourth and final movement of the Superman Suite, imagines a world without Superman, who met his death in a recent comic.

The second work is titled “Silent Night,” a musical response to the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

Turner offers lecture series on Thomas Jefferson and on China

The Turner Geriatric Services’ Learning in Retirement program will offer two series of lectures in April and May in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium.

The Leonard Hoag Memorial Lectures, a series of three lectures celebrating the 250th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth, will be held at 10 a.m. April 8, April 15 and April 22. Five lectures on contemporary China will be offered at 10 a.m. April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 24. To register for the free Jefferson lecture series or the China series, $20, call 764-2556 mornings.

Novelist Jose Donoso will visit campus

Jose Donoso, Chilean novelist and writer, will give a reading and talk about his work at 4:30 p.m. March 29 in Lecture Room I, Modern Languages Bldg.

Donoso, whose first short stories were written in English and appeared in a literary journal at Princeton University, returned to his native Chile in 1952, where he began to write and publish in Spanish.

His novels include Coronacion, Este domingo, Casa de campo, El obsceno pajaro de la noche, Eljardin de al lado and La desesperanza. Many of his works have been translated into English.

Sigma Gamma Tau schedules March 30 banquet

Ben R. Rich, former head of the Lockheed Skunk Works, will be the guest speaker following the annual banquet of the U-M chapter of Sigma Gamma Tau, the National Aerospace Engineering Honor Society, March 30 in the Michigan Union Ballroom.

Currently an aviation consultant, Rich will discuss the operation methods of the Lockheed Skunk Works and the unique aircraft built there, including the U-2 series, Blackbird series, the F-117 and the F-22.

The free, public presentation begins at 8 p.m.

Grad student conference slated for March 26–28

“The Role of the Intellectual in the 19th- and 20th-Century Mediterranean Basin” is the title of a graduate student conference scheduled Fri.–Sun. (March 26–28).

The conference begins with opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. Fri. and a reception in the Rackham Bldg. Assembly Hall.

Presentations include: “‘Chains’ of Transmission: Language, Religion and Ethnicity,” at 10 a.m. Sat. in the Rackham East Conference Room; “‘Intellectualism’: Female Voices,” 2 p.m. Sat., Rackham West Conference Room; and “Colonizer and Colonized: The Struggle for Identity,” 10 a.m. Sun., Rackham East Conference Room.

The conference is sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, the University Council on International Academic Affairs, the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, LS&A, and the departments of Near Eastern Studies, Classical Studies and History. For information, call 764-0350.

Cogswell will show slides of his work

James A. Cogswell Jr., assistant professor of art, will present “The Legible World: Body, Text, Nature” noon–1 p.m. March 30 in Room 1524, Rackham Bldg., as part of the Institute for the Humanities brown-bag series.

Cogswell will show slides of a group of paintings and drawings he completed over the past 10 years, speculating on the significance of the work he has done this year as a faculty fellow at the Institute.

Women of Color Task Force seeks nominations for awards

The Women of Color Task Force invites members of the University community to nominate women of color for awards in the areas of leadership and human relations.

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

Nomination forms can be obtained from the Affirmative Action Office, 763-0235. For information, 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.

Symposium slated for April 5

The Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Center is sponsoring a symposium at 11 a.m. April 5 in Ford Amphitheater, University Hospital.

Joel D. Taurog, associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will discuss “Multi-System Inflammatory Disease in HLA-B27 Transgenic Rat” at 11 a.m. C. Garrison Fathman, professor in the Division of Immunology and Rheumatology at Stanford University Medical Center, will discuss “Peptides as Therapeutic for Autoimmunity” at noon. For information, call 936-5562.

Arts Chorale will present spring concert March 30

The Arts Chorale, under the direction of Paul Rardin, will present its 45th annual spring concert at 8 p.m. March 30 in Hill Auditorium. The concert will feature English choral music with organ accompaniment by Mark Kurtz and Michael Budewitz.

The program includes Missa Brevis in D by Benjamin Britten, Festival Te Deum by Sanders and Dear Lord and Father by Parry. The group also will perform Britten’s Jubilate Deo and How Mighty Are the Sabbaths.

This concert marks the farewell performance for Rardin, who has been with the group for four years. The Arts Chorale, which is open to all U-M students and members of the Ann Arbor community, will continue in the fall under new direction.

Pharmacological sciences will be featured at symposium

Graduate students in biological chemistry, chemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, physiology and toxicology are invited to attend the 13th Annual Pharmacological Sciences Symposium 8 a.m.– 3 p.m.. Sat. (March 27) in Room 1640, William H. Dow Laboratory.

Keynote speaker Kathryn Horwitz of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center will discuss “Hormone Resistance in Breast Cancer.”

The symposium is an opportunity for graduate students in a variety of departments to present and discuss their research with other students and professors.

Gamelan Ensemble will present evening of Javanese music, dance

The Gamelan Ensemble will present an evening of Javanese music and dance at 8 p.m. Fri. (March 26) in Rackham Auditorium. The Javanese gamelan is a large ensemble consisting primarily of tuned gongs and metallophones, as well as drums, strings, a flute and singers.

The Javanese Music Study Group will perform at 8 p.m. Sat. (March 27) in the School of Music Recital Hall. This ensembles concentrates on nagauta, the major music of the Kabuki theater. The shamisen (plucked lute) and other stringed instruments, as well as Japanese drums and flutes, will be heard. Both concerts are free.

Plan a spring fling in the Windy City

The Friends of the Museum of Art have planned an Artrip to Chicago May 14–16. The $350 per person fee includes airfare and all transfers; double occupancy rooms in a small, European-style hotel in the heart of shopping, restaurants and gallery area; some meals; all museum fees; and a $20 donation to the Museum of Art.

Send checks for the full amount to the Friends Office, Museum of Art, 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354, by April 5.

Tuesday: Diabetes Alert Day

Tues. (March 23) is Diabetes Alert Day. Symptoms of diabetes include blurred vision, fatigue, slow-healing cuts, frequent infections, increased thirst, frequent urination, hunger and weight loss. Persons with any of these symptoms should consult their physician, notes Pat Butler, coordinator of the Diabetes Outpatient Education Program at the Medical Center.

Openings are still available in the class series “Life with Diabetes,” beginning in April, May and June. Classes are designed to teach persons with diabetes and their families about diabetes, how to control blood sugar, what to do on sick days, how to prevent and treat low blood sugar, the effect of foods on blood sugar, and personal care to delay complications.

For information or to register for a class, call 936-8279.

It’s tacky art time at North Campus Commons

The Fifth Annual Tacky Art Sale and Exhibit will be tastelessly displayed at the North Campus Gallery Wall 10 a.m.–5 p.m. April 1 and will include an inelegant reception at 12:30 p.m.

An array of tacky items will be available for purchase, including clothes, jewelry, baked goods and artwork. The sale is sponsored by North Campus Commons Arts and Programs. Proceeds fund free programs and activities at the Commons.

Nathan Lecture Series inaugurates new joint program

The first of the Nathan Lecture Series in Corporate and Environmental Management will be presented at 4 p.m. March 29 in Hale Auditorium, School of Business Administration Bldg.

Representatives from McDonald’s Corp. and the Environmental Defense Fund will describe how they collaborated to help reduce the amount of solid waste generated by the preparation and packaging of McDonald’s products.

The lecture inaugurates the Corporate Environmental Management Program, a new joint program of the schools of Business Administration and Natural Resources and Environment.

Looking at new forms of property in the former Soviet Union

Thomas E. Weisskopf, professor of economics, will present “New Forms of Property and Entrepreneurship in the Former Soviet Union” noon–1 p.m. Tues. (March 23) in Room 1004, Paton Accounting Center.

This is the seventh session of the 1992–93 Seminars in International Business series hosted by the Center for International Business Education, the Center for Japanese Studies and the Center for Russian and East European Studies.

Dessert and coffee will be provided. For information about the seminar or the travel and research awards program, call 936-3917.

Students sponsor public health conference

“Empowerment through Public Health Education” will be the focus of the seventh annual Minority Health Conference sponsored by Public Health Students of African Descent at the School of Public Health 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat. (March 27) at North Campus Commons.

Keynote speakers will be Linda Rae Murray, medical director, Winfield Moody Health Center, and Willie D. Davis Jr., president, Davis Complex Multicultural Awareness Firm.

The workshops will focus on a range of topics related to the health of minorities, including implementing U.S. health policy; sickle cell anemia and gene research; infant mortality in minority communities; the Tuskegee Experiment in the AIDS era; health of Native Americans in urban areas; sexually transmitted diseases: the changing face of the epidemic; and the role of community-based organizations in improving health.

To register, $15, or for more information, call Beverly Layton, 763-1360, or Bethany Spotts, 764-5425.

Matina Horner coming

Matina Horner, TIAA-CREF vice president for human resources, alumna and former president of Radcliffe College, will present the annual Dorothy Gies McGuigan Lecture at 4 p.m. Thurs. (March 25) in Rackham Assembly Hall. The lecture and reception are sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women and the Women’s Studies Program.

Trotter House will present multicultural festival

The William Monroe Trotter House will present its 10th annual multicultural festival, “Beyond the Rainbow: A Cultural Crescendo” 7–9 p.m. April 10 at the Trotter House, 1443 Washtenaw.

The free program will consist of performing arts entertainment from various ethnic backgrounds. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 998-7037.

Asia on a budget

The International Center continues its low-budget travel series with a one-time workshop on travel in Asia 3–4:30 p.m. Fri. (March 26) in the International Center, next to the Michigan Union. Travel in Japan, China and India will be discussed.

Professional travel advisers and experienced students will give low-budget travel tips and informational handouts. Japan Rail Passes, student and faculty international ID cards and Youth Hostel memberships can be purchased.

For information, call 764-9310.

Sandra Cisneros will read from work in progress

Chicana writer and poet Sandra Cisneros will read from her work in progress at 4 p.m. today (March 22) in Rackham Amphitheater. A reception will follow in Rackham Assembly Hall.

Cisneros is the author of The House on Mango Street, Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories and My Wicked, Wicked Ways. She has won the National Book Award and other literary prizes.

The lecture is sponsored by Latina/Latino Studies, the Program in American Culture and the Residential College.

Don’t copy that floppy

“Don’t Copy that Floppy,” an anti-piracy slide and video presentation by Jodi Morrison, litigation coordinator for the Software Publishers Association (SPA), is the topic of the Forum for Administrative Computing meeting 9:30–11:30 a.m. Fri. (March 26) in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League.

The slide presentation defines and discusses the issues of software piracy and steps being taken by the SPA to fight the problem.

A panel discussion will follow the presentation, which is sponsored by University Audits and the Information Technology Division in conjunction with Michigan State University. For information, call 998-7719.

Dearborn Child Development Center will host open house

The U-M-Dearborn Child Development Center will hold an open house for prospective fall kindergarten students and their families 5–6:30 p.m. March 31.

The open house will be held at the kindergarten classroom, a modular building near the Student Services Center.

The program is open to all children who will be age 5 before Dec. 1. Full-time (8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.) and half-time (8 a.m.–noon) enrollment schedules are offered with full-time students given priority. For information, call 593-5424.

Corporate charge cards only good for employees

Participation in the University’s corporate charge card program is conditional upon employment at the University, except for emeritus card holders. Upon termination of employment or in the event of an unpaid leave of absence (or disability status), corporate card holders should return their American Express and First Banks VISA corporate cards (cut in two pieces) to Travel Services, 3590 Varsity Drive 2282. This procedure is required by the University’s agreements with both charge card companies.

Sidney Fine will present Golden Apple ‘last lecture’

History Prof. Sidney Fine, winner of the third annual “Golden Apple” Award for outstanding teaching, will receive a trophy and cash prize at an award ceremony at 7:30 p.m. March 29 in Rackham Auditorium. He also will deliver his ideal “last lecture.”

The “Golden Apple” Award is administered by Students Honoring Outstanding University Teaching, a student committee that includes representatives of several campus honorary and service organizations.

Fine, who earned both his master’s degree and doctorate at the U-M, has taught more than 25,000 students during his career at the U-M. In 1984 he was named the Henry Russel Lecturer, the U-M’s highest faculty honor.

The award and lecture are sponsored by a number of U-M and outside organizations.

Panelists will discuss state of film industry

Members of the Program in Film and Video Studies’ National Advisory Committee will discuss the state of the film industry 4–6 p.m. Fri. (March 26) in the Natural Sciences Auditorium.

Advisory committee members who will participate are Robert Shaye, founder and chief executive officer, New Line Cinema Corp.; David Newman who, with Robert Benton, wrote screenplays for Bonnie and Clyde, There Was a Crooked Man, What’s Up Doc? and Bad Company; and John Lyons, head of Lyons Casting, an agency that works both in New York theater and Los Angeles film production.