The University Record, March 29, 1993


For the record ...

The School of Business Administration ranks fifth this year in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” published March 22.

The top four business schools among the nation’s 268 accredited M.B.A. programs are, in order, Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) and Northwestern University (Kellogg). The U-M is the only public school in the top 10.

Two specialty programs within the School of Business Administration—management and marketing—rank fifth among their peers nationwide.

The Record apologizes for incorrectly reporting in its March 22 issue that the School of Business Administration ranks sixth this year.

Goldenberg will give next academic values lecture Tuesday

LS&A Dean Edie N. Goldenberg will discuss “Undergraduate Education for Today and Tomorrow” at 4 p.m. Tues. (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.

Panelists include: President James J. Duderstadt, moderator; Michael G. Parsons, 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.

Sidney Fine will present Golden Apple lecture tonight

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. today (March 29) in Rackham Auditorium. He also will deliver his ideal “last lecture” titled “Reflections on 20th-Century American History: Personalities and Policies.”

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

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

Changes in student stipends necessary to comply with IRS

Stipends paid to students who do not have U.S. citizenship or permanent residence status may be subject to U.S. tax withholding on any stipend received based on U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations.

In the past, Student Financial Operations applied the stipend directly to the student’s account if the Scholarships/Fellowships (SF) form requested direct application. This practice inadvertently bypassed the necessary tax procedures.

To comply with IRS regulations, effective immediately any SF that pays a stipend to a foreign student will be processed through the Payroll Office so a check can be issued to the student, whether the SF requests direct application or not. Students will be responsible for applying the check to their account at the Cashier’s Office located in the LS&A Bldg. lobby. For information, contact James Roane or Ann Shih, 764-7447.

Teleconference focuses on women of color in higher ed

The teleconference “Women of Color in Higher Education: Too Invisible, Too Silent, for Too Long” will be aired 1– 3 p.m. Wed. (March 31) in the Hussey Room, Michigan League.

The teleconference, sponsored locally by the Office of the Vice Provost for Minority Affairs, deals with issues of equity; the academic, social and professional environment for women; women in leadership positions; the glass ceiling faced by women of color; and student experiences.

Panelists include: Vera K. Farris, president of Stockton State College; Gloria Scott, president of Bennett College; L. Jay Oliva, president of New York University; Janine Pease Windy-Boy, president of Little Big Horn College; Juliette Garcia, president of the University of Texas-Brownsville; Evelyn Hu-DeHard, professor of history at the University of Colorado-Boulder; and Carol Randolph, moderator.

Health Night Out examines raising kids in the 1990s

The title of the Medical Center’s Health Night Out 7:30–9:30 p.m. Tues. (March 30) in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium is “Nobody’s Perfect: How to Lower the Stress of Raising Kids in the ’90s.” Adale Walters, lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, will lead the discussion, which will include answers to childrearing questions such as: Can a parent work and still be a good parent? How do you know if your child is smart enough? What is normal development? What do kids expect from parents these days?

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

Hear Detroit Symphony at 1 p.m. Sundays on Michigan Radio

Performances by the Detroit Symphony will be featured in Michigan Radio’s full season of broadcasts at 1 p.m. Sunday, starting April 4. Dick Cavett will host this second season of the Detroit Symphony on Michigan Radio.

The April 4 program will include Parker’s Count Robert of Paris Overture, Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F; and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 6 in D.

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

Seniors in dance will present B.F.A. concert in April

Dance Department seniors will present their B.F.A. concert. “Quintexture: A Moving Experience,” at 8 p.m. April 8–10 and April 15–17 in Studio A of the Dance Bldg.

The concert will showcase many diverse works by the five candidates: Lisa Clinton, Kande Culver, Wendy Light, Cary McWilliam and Jennifer Aileen Minore. “Quintexture: A Moving Experience” consists of two programs performed over consecutive weekends.

Tickets, $5, may be purchased at the door. For information, call 763-5460.

Student will perform Ives’ Piano Sonata No. 2

John Bisceglia, senior in the School of Music, will perform Charles Ives’ Piano Sonata No. 2, “Concord, Mass., 1840–1860” at 2 p.m. April 11 in the School of Music Recital Hall. The recital is free.

Ives describes his work as “an attempt to present one person’s impression of the spirit of transcendentalism that is associated in the minds of many with Concord, Mass.”

Museum of Art sponsors Art talks noon Thursdays

David Penney of the Detroit Institute of Arts will discuss “Metonym and Metaphor in American Indian Painting” 12:10–1 p.m. Thurs. (April 1) in the Museum of Art audiovisual room as part of the Museum’s Arttalks series.

Also scheduled at 12:10–1 p.m. in the audiovisual room:

April 8, “Learning to Read Faces: Theories of Physiognomy in African Masquerading,” Zoe S. Strother, assistant professor/postdoctoral scholar with the Michigan Society of Fellows, Department of History of Art; April 15, “The Face of a Landscape: Whistler’s Portraiture of Place,” John Siewert of the Museum of Art.

Buddhist Studies Program will present conference

“The Domestication of Death” is the topic of a conference to be presented by the Buddhist Studies Program 10 a.m.–noon and 1:30–4 p.m. April 10 in the Henderson Room, Michigan League.

Conference papers will address the ways in which various ritual practices in Asian religious traditions cope with the radical displacement that characterizes death, so that separation, absence and loss are transformed, controlled and tamed through ritual manipulation.

Other conference sponsors: Center for Chinese Studies, Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, Center for Japanese Studies, Program on Studies in Religion and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

Japanese Music Study Group will give final concert

The U-M Japanese Music Study Group will give its last concert after 31 years of performances at 8 p.m. Sat. (April 3) in Rackham Auditorium.

The group’s director, music Prof. William Malm, will begin retirement furlough in January 1994. The theme of the free concert is “Modern Traditional Japanese Music.” While traditional festival and geisha music will be heard, the emphasis will be on pieces written in the 20th century for the koto zither or for the shamisen voice and percussion traditional of nagauta—the “long song” music of the kabuki theater and concert world.

Dearborn offers day camp

Nature walks, art, music, movies and crafts highlight the activities children ages 3–7 will enjoy at the Day Camp for Young Children, sponsored by the U-M-Dearborn Child Development Center.

Three two-week sessions are scheduled: weekdays July 12–23, July 26–Aug. 6 and Aug. 9–20. Full- and half-day schedules are available.

For information and registration forms, call 593-5424.

Lecturer will examine 19th-century Japanese life

Hideo Kojima, Toyota Visiting Professor and professor of psychology at Nagoya University, will discuss “Family Life and Child Development in 19th-Century Japan” at noon Thurs. (April 1) in Lane Hall Commons Room. The lecture is part of the Center for Japanese Studies brown-bag lecture series.

Phi Kappa Phi initiation slated for April 29

Phi Kappa Phi will initiate new members at a ceremony at 6 p.m. April 29 in the Michigan League Ballroom. Initiates, their families and friends and current student and faculty members of Phi Kappa Phi are welcome to attend the reception. Provost Gilbert R. Whitaker Jr. will give a short talk.

Cecilia Bartoli coming to Hill Auditorium

Mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli will perform at 8 p.m. April 10 in Hill Auditorium.

Preceding the performance will be a free Philips Pre-concert Presentation titled “Cecilia Bartoli: A Portrait,” at 7 p.m. Sun. (April 4) in Rackham Amphitheater. The presentation is a 51-minute video projection that includes her early years and singing lessons with her mother.

Tickets for the recital, $10–$35, are available at the University Musical Society Box Office 10 a.m.–6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturdays.

Patnaik will present next lecture in religious thought series

Deba Patnaik, writer and contemplative, will discuss “Maya, Karuna and Dharma: Indian Understandings of Illusion, Compassion and Justice” April 5 as part of the Visiting Professor of Religious Thought Series titled “Visions, Disillusionments and Revisionings.” All of the presentations are 7:30–9 p.m. in the Natural Science Auditorium.

The series continues April 12 with Thomas Gumbleton, auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Detroit, “The Contemporary Spiritual Message of the Catholic Church: Vatican II and Beyond” and concludes April 19 with Max Heirich, associate professor of sociology.

Physics offers faculty seminar on nonlinear systems

The Department of Physics will offer a faculty seminar titled “An Introduction to Nonlinear Systems” the last week in May and the first week in June.

The effects of nonlinearities, feedback and adaptation are of growing interest to scholars in many fields. The seminar, supported by LS&A, is open to faculty from all disciplines and will explore the fundamental ideas of nonlinear systems as well as applications in various fields, including epidemiology, biology, physical and biological growth processes, and economic and organizational structures.

Seminars will run for several hours on each of five days. Speakers will include John Holland, Leonard Sander, Michael Savageau, Robert Savit and Carl Simon, as well as John Sterman from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.

Enrollment is limited. Faculty who wish to be considered for participation should call Kathy Milliken, 764-6843, before April 5. Participants will be chosen by mid-April. For information about the seminar, contact Simon, 763-3074, or Savit, 764-3426.

Bob Rathburn next guest on Desert Island Discs

Tiger announcer Bob Rathburn will be the featured guest on Michigan Radio’s Desert Island Discs program at 8 a.m. Sat. (April 3). The weekly program, produced by Michigan Radio and the University Musical Society, asks guests to share the five recordings they would most like to have with them if they were stranded on a desert island.

Other April guests: April 10, Robert Lyall, general director of Opera Grand Rapids; April 17, Karen Sherrin, host of WFUM-TV show Passing Through; and April 24, Donovan Reynolds, executive director of Michigan Public Radio Network and executive producer of the public television program Michigan at Risk.

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

Thinking of a career change?

Two informational discussions for women who are thinking about changing careers or who are exploring career options will be sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women (CEW) in April. Each program will feature women discussing how and why they chose their careers, what they do and their suggestions for entering the field.

“Women as Entrepreneurs” is scheduled 5:30–7 p.m. April 5. “Career Changers” is scheduled 5:30–7 p.m. April 13. Both discussions are at CEW, 330 E. Liberty. For information, call 998-7080.

Grossberg to talk on culture and context in communication

Lawrence Grossberg, professor of communications and interpretive theory in the Department of Speech Communication, University of Illinois, Champaign, will lecture at 4 p.m. Thurs. (April 1) in the Hussey Room, Michigan League.

Grossberg is the author of We Gotta Get Out of This Place: Popular Conservatism and Postmodern Culture and co-editor of Cultural Studies.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Communication, the Program in American Culture and the Program in the Comparative Study of Social Transformation.

Nominations sought for James Neubacher Award

The Council for Disability Concerns is accepting nominations for the 1993 James Neubacher Award, which is presented annually to a person or persons who have made significant contributions on behalf of equal opportunities for persons with disabilities. Nominees must be affiliated with the University.

The deadline is April 30. For a copy of the form, including criteria for the award, call the Affirmative Action Office, 747-1387 or 747-1388 (TDD only).

Workshops explain immigration basics

The International Center will offer workshops titled “Introduction to Immigration Basics” for U-M faculty and staff who work with foreign students and scholars 10 a.m.–noon April 14 and April 22 at the International Center.

The fee is $10. Each workshop will be limited to 10 participants. Workshops are not open to students or scholars on non-immigrant visas. To make reservations, call 764-9310.

IRS staff will help international students, scholars

Staff from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will be at the International Center at 10 a.m. April 6 to help international students and scholars with their federal tax returns. No one will be allowed into the workshop, in Room 9, after the starting time.

Going overseas? Learn about moving and shipping

A workshop on moving and shipping will be held at 4 p.m. Thurs. (April 1) in Room 9, International Center.

The workshop, sponsored by the International Center, will include checklists and information about getting property shipped overseas, whether you’re going home for the summer or traveling abroad.

Changes in Centrex dialing effective April 5

Effective April 5, all Centrex telephone customers—approximately 1,800 customers with telephone numbers beginning with the 998 exchange—will need to change how they dial some numbers. For local and long distance calls, dial 5 plus the number. All speed dial, autodial and call forward features will need to be reprogrammed.

For emergency calls, dial 911. Dialing within the University will remain the same. For information, call the Voice System Analysts, 763-2000.

Harpsichord recital scheduled April 2

Edward Parmentier, associate professor of music (harpsichord), will present a free recital at 8 p.m. Fri. (April 2) in the Blanche Anderson Moore Hall, School of Music.

Parmentier will perform Suite V in c minor by Forqueray; the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue by J.S. Bach; and several works by 16th- and 17th-century Italian composers.

Parmentier has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Japan on harpsichords and historic organs.

Botanical Gardens offers Conservatory, trail tours

The Matthaei Botanical Gardens will hold Conservatory tours at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. April 10, April 17 and April 24 and at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. April 11, April 18 and April 25. The topic will be “Who Eats What?” Docents will explain which plants are primary food sources for animals found around the Gardens.

Trail tours at 2 p.m. Sat. (April 2) and Sun. (April 3) will focus on “Plant Families.” Botanists classify plants using their anatomy and physiology as prominent clues.

Register at the receptionist’s desk prior to the tour.

Mott offers pediatric summer therapy program

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is offering its Pediatric Summer Therapy Program June 21–July 16 and July 26–Aug. 20. The program provides individual and group therapy for children up to age 12 to promote and enhance motor, speech and perceptual skills. Children eligible for therapy include those with speech disorders, cerebral palsy, joint or muscle limitations and sensorimotor or related deficits. A therapy program also is available for babies and toddlers with developmental delay.

A physician’s referral is necessary; treatment may be covered by insurance. Clinics will be held one to three times a week, depending on the type of therapy.

Registration deadline is Wed. (March 31). For information, call Sue Berg, 763-2554.

Planning an Earth Week event?

The 1993 Earth Week Organizing Group has begun to plan Earth Week, to be celebrated at the U-M April 12–18. Earth Day falls on April 22, the first day of final exams.

Organizations that would like their activities published and promoted as part of the week should contact Jennifer Cox, 741-0514, or on e-mail, or the Environmental Issues Commission, c/o Michigan Student Assembly, 3909 Student Union, 763-3241.

Library’s gateway to resources expanded, reorganized

ULibrary, the University Library’s gateway to hundreds of resources available via the Internet, has been expanded and reorganized. Newly added files are in almost every discipline, including health and physical sciences, arts and general reference resources. ULibrary is accessible at the Which Host? prompt as UM-ULibrary. Questions about the service can be directed to 764-9373 or e-mail to

Cardiology will sponsor symposium for nurses

The Division of Cardiology is sponsoring the “7th Annual Cardiology Symposium for Nurses” June 7–8 at Radisson on the Lake, Ypsilanti. The primary focus will be on current technological advances in cardiology as they pertain to patients with cardiovascular disease. Topics that relate to caring for the cardiac patient, including nutritional implications of antioxidants and cardiac disease in women, will be discussed.

For information, contact Laura Quain, Division of Cardiology, 936-5570.

Jesus story will be analyzed

“And They Died Happily Ever After, A Reading of the Jesus Story” is the title of a lecture by Ellen Johns, professor of Scandinavian and comparative literature at the Universities of Utrecht and Nijmegen, 4–5 p.m. Thurs. (April 1) in Lecture Room 2, Modern Language Bldg.

Johns will use structural text analysis and psychoanalytical theory to outline and interpret the Jesus story as an example of the “monomyth,” the journey of the hero/heroine from innocence through crisis to accomplishment.

The lecture is sponsored by the Office of Ethics and Religion, Program on Studies in Religion and the Campus Chapel (Christian Reformed Campus Ministry).