The University Record, May 24, 1993

Briefings

Exhibition traces evolution of the Ford Taurus

“Creativity and Constraint: The Art of Automobile Design,” an exhibition exploring the ways in which the process of contemporary automotive design parallels the workings of traditional fine art patronage, will be on display at the Museum of Art through Aug. 15.

The Museum is open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tues.–Sat. and 1–5 p.m. Sun. Summer hours (May 31–Sept. 6) are 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Tues.–Sat. and 1–5 p.m. Sun.

Carlos Salinas will give Simon Lecture May 27

Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari will give the William E. Simon Lecture at 2 p.m. Thurs. (May 27) in the Power Center for the Performing Arts.

A limited number of tickets will be available for faculty, staff, students and the public Wed. (May 26) and Thurs. at the Michigan Union Ticket Office. Limit: two tickets per person.

The Simon Lecture is endowed by a gift to the Gerald R. Ford Foundation from William Simon, who was secretary of the treasury in the Ford administration.

Back to basics for care of spine

The Medical Center’s Health Night Out program, “Back to Basics: How to Care for Your Spine,” will be presented 7:30–9:30 p.m. June 1 in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. Physical therapist Rosanne Crompton will lead the discussion on the five most common causes of back pain; the link between poor posture and backaches; how stress, work habits and muscle weakness can create back problems; how to reduce your risk through proper standing, lifting and sitting postures; and how to use a towel three ways to support your spine.

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

Wendell Weber wins Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award

Wendell W. Weber, professor of pharmacology and of toxicology, will lecture at 4 p.m. today (May 24) in Rackham Amphitheater. Weber, the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award, will speak about “Drugs and Genes: The Influence of Heredity on Drug Response.” A reception will follow in the Assembly Hall.

Weber is a leader in the development of pharmacogenetics in addition to his studies of N-acetylation of drugs, enzyme mechanisms and human and animal genetic polymorphism. For information, call 764-3611.

Reception will honor Stankevich

Sergei Stankevich, special political adviser to Boris Yeltsin, will be honored at a reception 3–4:30 p.m. Wed. (May 26) in Lane Hall Commons. The reception is hosted by the Center for Russian and East European Studies.

Stankevich rose to prominence during the Borbachev era when he became known as an advocate of political and economic reform. Before becoming an adviser to Yeltsin, he served as state chancellor of the Russian Republic for Public Affairs and deputy chairman of the Moscow City Council.

Next Record June 7

The June 7 Record will cover the two-week period from June 7 through June 21. The deadline for Calendar and News Brief items is 5 p.m. June 1.

School of Dentistry provides free screening

Free dental screening will be offered by the School of Dentistry 1–4 p.m. Wed. (May 26) at Turner Clinic, 1010 Wall St. Dentists will be available to provide free oral examinations and to consult about relining and adjusting dentures as well as other dental problems. For an appointment, call 764-6831.

Reading and Learning Skills Center offers programs

The Reading and Learning Skills Center, 1610 Washtenaw Ave., is offering a number of spring/summer programs for elementary, junior high and high school students and their parents. They include:

Study Table for Grades 7–12, Parent Workshop, Mind Builders enrichment camp for K-6 graders, Computer Explorers for K-6 graders and Teen Summer Workshop for Grades 7–12. For information or to register, call 998-7195.

Nominations for Searle Scholars Program sought

The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies is soliciting nominations for the 1994 Searle Scholars Program, which provides annual stipends of $60,000 per year for three years to conduct research in the biomedical sciences.

Nomination is restricted to assistant professors whose first appointments began on or after July 1, 1992. Two nominees will be chosen by an internal selection committee to represent the University in the national competition. Nomination deadline is July 12. For information, contact Susan Kluger, 764-6424.

Sobol guest on Desert Island Discs

Judith Sobol, director of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, will be the guest on Desert Island Discs at 8 a.m. Sat. (May 29) on Michigan Radio.

Hosts Joel Seguine, Michigan Radio station manager, and Ken Fischer, University Musical Society executive director, interview Desert Island Discs castaways who are asked to pretend that they are alone on an island with only five of their favorite musical selections.

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

Cornell University Glee Club will perform June 3

The 50-voice Cornell University Glee Club will perform at 7:30 p.m. June 3 in the Power Center for the Performing Arts as part of its Midwestern tour. The benefit concert for the scholarship fund of the Cornell Club of Michigan is hosted by the U-M Men’s Glee Club.

The performance will feature the group’s repertoire of music for male voices, spanning seven centuries and four continents, including folk songs, spirituals, Broadway musical selections, sacred and secular music of various periods, and college songs.

Tickets, $10, are available by calling 973-8039 or may be purchased at the door.

Saugatuck series airs in June

The Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival will be featured as part of Michigan Radio’s Michigan Concerts at 8 p.m. Mondays in June. The Saugatuck series is a recording of the six-week 1992 Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival showcasing artists playing pieces by composers Brahms, Schubert, Vivaldi, Haydn and Mendelssohn.

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

Fitness program offered for teens

The Division of Pediatric Cardiology is offering an 8-week Fitness and Nutrition Education program for overweight adolescents, beginning June 8. Participants must be evaluated in the Preventive Cardiology clinic by June 4. The eight sessions cost $40 and the evaluation fee may be covered by insurance. For information, call 764-5176.

Artwalk benefit slated for June 4

The Museum of Art Artwalk benefit, a walking tour of 18 downtown Ann Arbor art galleries, will be held 5–9 p.m. June 4. An afterglow party is scheduled 9–11 p.m. at the Washtenaw Council for the Arts Gallery, 122 S. Main St., Suite 320. Admission is $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Museum. For information, call 747-2064.

Health care reform begins at home

The Medical Center is a sponsor of a community forum on health care reform 7–9 p.m. Tues. (May 25) in the Job Skills Bldg., Washtenaw Community College. The topic is “Health Care Reform Begins at Home—What’s Ahead for All of Us?”

Howard Brody, medical ethicist from Michigan State University, and James Kenney, president of the Greater Detroit Area Health Council, will speak. Representatives from consumer groups, hospitals, business associations and insurance companies will also be available to answer questions.

For information, call 572-4000 or 764-2220.

Master Sheng-yen will lecture on Zen Buddhism

Master Sheng-yen, director of the Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies in Taiwan, will lecture on Zen Buddhism at 7 p.m today (May 24) in Rackham Amphitheater. He has published more than 40 books on Zen Buddhism.

The lecture is sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Buddhist Literature, housed in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures.

Time to clean that microscope?

The Microscope Shop, 1272 Natural Sciences Bldg., offers specialized service to microscope users on campus, from general cleaning to alignment and repair for all types of microscopes.

The Microscope Shop also stocks a large inventory of replacement bulbs for scopes and illuminators. For information, contact Shelley Almburg, 763-3219, or through electronic mail.

Pound House sponsors art show

The 44 preschool children enrolled at Pound House Children’s Center are presenting a spring art show featuring mixed media, painting and recycled sculpture through June 4 in the Michigan Union art lounge, which is open 7 a.m.–midnight daily.

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month

In conjunction with Better Speech and Hearing Month, the Audiology and Speech Pathology Divisions, in cooperation with the Departments of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics, will provide free hearing and speech screenings for children of all ages 8 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Thurs. (May 27) in the Department of Pediatrics, Medical Center. For an appointment, call 763-4003.

Learning in Retirement offers lecture series

Turner Geriatric Services’ Learning in Retirement program will offer a series of four lectures on biographies. “How Can We Know Them? Problems in Biography” will be presented 10 a.m. Thursdays beginning May 27 in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium, 990 Wall St. Scheduled are:

May 27, Ruth Behar, associate professor of anthropology and of women’s studies, “Writing the Biography of a Mexican Woman who Doesn’t Write”;

June 3, James J. Gindin, professor of English and biographer of John Galsworthy, “The Problems and Pleasures of Writing Biography”;

June 10, Robert H. Super, professor of English and biographer of Walter Savage Landor and Anthony Trollope, “The Nature of Biographical Evidence”;

June 16, Roger F. Hackett, professor of history, “Biography and the Understanding of U.S.-Japanese Relations.”

The fee for the series is $20. For information, call 764-2556 mornings.

Sign up for summer sports

The Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program will offer softball, sand volleyball, 3-on-3 basketball, tennis, golf and a cross country run during summer term. Entry fees for softball ($40), volleyball ($30) and 3-on-3 ($20) will be accepted beginning 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. June 28 at the Intramural Sports Bldg.

Entry fees also are being accepted for tennis ($5 for singles and $9 for doubles), golf ($10 per team plus green fees) and the cross country run ($5).

Entry deadlines are as follows: July 7 for softball, volleyball and 3-on-3, July 14 for tennis, July 21 for golf and Aug. 9 for the run.

Workshop examines assisted suicide, alternatives

“Making A Choice: Assisted Suicide and Alternatives” is the topic of a Turner Geriatric workshop scheduled 1–3 p.m. Wed. (May 26) at the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium, 990 Wall St.

Speakers from the medical and professional community will discuss the moral and legal implications and medical ethics of assisted suicide, and family and hospice care.

Panelists include: Rev. Timothy Dombrowski, Medical Ethics Committee, Catherine McAuley Health Center; Jim Peggs, associate professor of family practice; Ingrid Deininger, Individualized Home Care Inc.; and Mary Alice Shulman, member of the Hemlock Society. Neal Persky, medical director of Turner Clinic, will moderate the discussion.

For information about this free program, call 764-2556.

Tennis anyone?

The Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program is sponsoring a tennis tournament June 5–6 and a cross country run June 14. Entry deadline for the tennis tourney is June 2; the fee is $5 for singles and $9 for doubles. Entry deadline ($5) for the cross country run is June 14. Entries will be accepted 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. weekdays at the Intramural Sports Bldg.

Gifts of Art makes U Hospital swing

Gifts of Art will present music at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays in June in the University Hospital Courtyard. Performances include:

Rhythm and blues, swing, and rock and roll with George Bedard and the Kingpins, June 3; xylophone music of Ghana by Mark Stone, Pete Wilson and Amma Serwah, June 10; country music by the Gary Ritter Country Band, June 17; and jazz and salsa by Lunar Octet, June 24.

For information, call 936-ARTS.

Workshop focuses on career decision making

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) is offering the workshop “Career Decision Making: The Step Before the Job Search” 7–9:30 p.m. consecutive Thursdays beginning May 27 at CEW, 330 E. Liberty.

Participants will clarify goals, identify skills and develop a plan to take appropriate next steps. To register, $10 for students and $40 for others, call 998-7210.

Volunteer 2–4 hours per week

An information meeting about volunteer opportunities at the U-M Hospitals will be held 4–5 p.m. June 3 and 7–8 p.m. June 8 in Room 2C108, second level, University Hospital. For information, call 936-4327.

Artvideos features Ansel Adams

The film Ansel Adams: Photographer will be shown at 12:10 p.m. Wed. (May 26) in the Museum of Art audiovisual room as part of the Museum’s Artvideos series. This film portrait of the internationally famous photographer shows not only Adams’ photographic equipment and methods but his attitudes and philosophy, his home and the musical side of his talent.

Leonardo’s presents

Leonardo’s (Espresso Royale Caffe/Wok Express) at the North Campus Commons will present live music 8–10 p.m. Wednesdays–Fridays in June.

Jazz will be presented Thursdays in cooperation with the School of Music’s Jazz Studies Program directed by Ed Sarath. Standards, original compositions and contemporary arrangements can be enjoyed in a casual setting.

Scheduled Fridays: Highly IMPROVable June 4, The Raisin Pickers June 11, the Lunar Octet June 18 and the Doug Horn Jazz Group June 25.

Summer Invitational Exhibition on display at Slusser

The School of Art’s Summer Invitational Exhibition will be on display through June 25 at the Jean Paul Slusser Gallery. The exhibition showcases works in various media by recent graduates of the Master of Fine Arts Graduate Program, including Louise Bourne, Karen Cass, Kyung Soon Chung, William Doelle, Valerie Doran, Rex Fogt, Daniel Koester, Robin Leventhal, Marina Mangubi, Michael McGowan, Bernard O’Brien, Kaori Ohgata, Peggy Re, Hilary Shames, and Mark Siebert. Gallery hours are noon–4 p.m. weekdays.