The University Record, November 16, 1992

Nominations sought for awards

John H. D’Arms, vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, invites nominations for the University’s Faculty and Teaching Assistant Awards for 1992–93. Included are the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Awards, the Faculty Recognition Awards, the Amoco Faculty Teaching Awards and the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards.

Information on nomination criteria, procedures and deadlines has been sent to deans, directors and department heads and may also be obtained from Susan Kluger, 764-6424.

Regents will meet Nov. 19–20

The Regents will hold their monthly meeting beginning at 11 a.m. Thurs. (Nov. 19) in the Regents Room, Fleming Administration Bldg., break for lunch and resume their meeting at 1 p.m. Public comments will be heard at 4 p.m. in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union.

The meeting will resume at 9 a.m. Fri. (Nov. 20) at the School of Business Administration with a presentation on recent curriculum changes at the Business School, followed by a presentation about changes in the Medical School curriculum at 10:45 a.m. in the Pathology Conference Room, Room 7530, Medical Science Research Bldg. I.

Arditti String Quartet
coming to Rackham Nov. 21

The Arditti String Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. Sat. (Nov. 21) in Rackham Auditorium. With few exceptions, the quartet has worked with composers whose music they play. Members consider this interaction an essential ingredient in the authentic interpretation of modern music. They will appear with pianist Ursula Oppens.

Tickets, $16–$26, are available from the University Musical Society, Burton Memorial Tower.

Rackham offers fellowships

The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies will fund 60 Rackham Predoctoral Fellows for 1993–94, covering tuition, a stipend and health insurance benefits through GradCare for 10 months. The nominees’ “expeditious progress to the Ph.D.,” especially in the social sciences, the humanities and the arts, will be one of the selection criteria.

The application deadline is Jan. 29. For information, contact the Graduate Fellowship Office, 160 Rackham Bldg.

Nov. 23 Record Calendar
will cover 2 weeks

Calendar and News Brief items for events scheduled Nov. 23–Dec. 7 should be submitted by 5 p.m. Tues. (Nov. 17) for publication in the Nov. 23 University Record. The Record will not publish Nov. 30 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Publication resumes Dec. 7.

Orchestra seeks new members

The Campus Orchestra is seeking new members, particularly string-players. The 90-seat orchestra is open to non-music majors and members of the community. Members of the Campus Orchestra, who participate for the enjoyment and recreation that music gives them, rehearse on Wednesday evenings. For information, contact conductor Ricardo Averbach, 741-8614.

Royster Harper will address
Academic Women’s Caucus

Royster Harper, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, will address the Academic Women’s Caucus meeting noon–1:30 p.m. Thurs. (Nov. 19) in Room 2, Michigan League. She will discuss her new role, her vision for students and how faculty can help the University achieve this vision. For information, contact Aline Soules, 764-5532.

Duderstadt will address
Senate Assembly today

President James J. Duderstadt will discuss “Redrawing the Boundaries: Developing a Structure for the New Intellectual Realities” at the Senate Assembly meeting that begins at 3:15 p.m. today (Nov. 16) in Rackham Amphitheater.

Also on the agenda is discussion of a report from the Task Force on the Evaluation of Administrators, chaired by John R. Knott Jr., professor of English.

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

Lecturer will discuss
Dead Sea Scrolls, Judaism

“The Dead Sea Scrolls and Ancient Judaism” is the subject of a free, public lecture at 7 p.m. today (Nov. 16) in Rackham Auditorium.

The lecture by Lawrence H. Schiffman, professor of Hebrew and Judaic studies at New York University, is the third in a four-part series on the Dead Sea Scrolls this fall.

The final lecture in the series, by Philip R. Davies, senior reader in Biblical studies at the University of Sheffield, on “The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Qumran Community,” will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 in Rackham Auditorium. The series is sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies and other units.

Phi Kappa Phi will meet Nov. 18

The U-M chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the national honor society that recognizes superior scholarship in all academic disciplines, will meet at 4 p.m. Wed. (Nov. 18) in Room 2011, Modern Languages Bldg. Members of the society—students and faculty—are invited to attend.

The group will plan activities for the coming year, including the selection of new student and faculty members and an initiation ceremony; nomination of a graduating senior for a Phi Kappa Phi scholarship; and nomination of a scholar to give a lecture sponsored by the society.

For information, contact any of the current officers: Joyce Engelhardt, Thomas Gillespie, Susan Klass or Walter Debler.

Faculty art on display

The Institute for the Humanities and the School of Art are hosting a reception for “Humanities and the Arts: An Exhibit of Faculty Art” 4–6 p.m. Wed. (Nov. 18) in the Osterman Common Room, 1524 Rackham Bldg. The ongoing exhibition now features works by School of Art faculty members Jim Cogswell, Kevin Donahue, Michael Kapetan, Frank Nunoo-Quarcoo, Ted Ramsay and Takeshi Takahara. For information, call 936-3618.

Forging the monarch’s image

Paul Binski of the University of Manchester, England, will discuss “Forging the Monarch’s Image: English Royal Mythology in the Middle Ages” at 4 p.m. Thurs. (Nov. 19) in Room 180, Tappan Hall. The presentation is sponsored by the departments of the History of Art, English and History, and the Medieval and Renaissance Collegium.

Send in holiday closing
announcements by Dec. 8

The Record will publish holiday closure information in the Dec. 14 issue. Deadline for submission of information is 5 p.m. Dec. 8. Please include a name and telephone number in the event there are questions.

Analyzing housing production
in the United States, Japan

Kurt Brandle, professor of architecture, will discuss “Comparative Analysis of Housing Production in the United States and Japan” noon–1 p.m. Tues. (Nov. 17) in Room 1004, Paton Accounting Center. This is the third session of the 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, call 936-3917.

An ‘Afternoon of Arias’ is Nov. 22

Bass-baritone Frank Ward Jr. joins pianist Kelley Benson for an “Afternoon of Arias” at 4 p.m. Sun. (Nov. 22) in the School of Music Recital Hall.

Their recital will include selections from Treemonisha by Scott Joplin, Handel’s The Messiah, Erani by Verdi and Lohengrin by Wagner.

Writing to the new Regents?

The addresses and telephone numbers for the University’s two newest Regents, who will take office in January, are: Laurence B. Deitch, 2000 Town Center, Suite 1500, Southfield MI 48075-1195, phone 351-3550; and Rebecca McGowan, 2210 Melrose Ave., Ann Arbor MI 48104, phone 668-7827.

Enhancing race relations

The Office of the Vice Provost for Minority Affairs and the Office of Minority Affairs will present the videoconference “Enhancing Race Relations on College Campuses,” created by Black Issues in Higher Education, 1–3 p.m. Wed. (Nov. 18) in the Alumni Center. For information, call 936-1055.

Boundaries of gender
in Judaism and Islam

Wayne State University Prof. Jacob Lassner will discuss “Demonizing the Queen of Sheba: Boundaries of Gender and Culture in Post-Biblical Judaism and Medieval Islam” at 4 p.m. Wed. (Nov. 18) in the East Conference Room, fourth floor, Rackham Bldg. Lassner will discuss how the historic visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon’s court, a diplomatic mission recorded by the biblical chroniclers, was reshaped later by Jewish and Muslim writers to accommodate contemporary values and newly defined concerns.

Lassner’s presentation is part of the Middle East Lecture Series sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, and the Department of Near Eastern Studies.

Specialist in French literature
will lecture Nov. 17

Gisele Mathieu-Castellani, a specialist in 16th-century French literature at the University of Paris VIII, will lecture about “L’imaginarie de L’ile et L’utopie sexuelle” at 5 p.m. Tues. (Nov. 17) in Assembly Hall, Rackham Bldg. She is the author of a number of books, including La conversation conteuse. Les Nouvelles de Marguerite de Navarre.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the Medieval and Renaissance Collegium and the Program in Comparative Literature.

Time to apply for
Global Partnership Program

The application deadline for the 1993–94 Global Partnership Program is 5 p.m. Dec. 1. The program, sponsored by the University Council on International Academic Affairs, encourages international collaborative teaching and research in the humanities on campus. The application is prepared jointly by a U-M faculty member and a foreign research partner.

Applications for the Faculty Fellowships at the Institute for the Humanities also are due on Dec. 1. The theme for 1993–94 is “The Geography of Identity.” For information, call 936-3518.

Former L.A. police chief
and ACLU head will debate

Former Los Angeles Chief of Police Daryl Gates and Nadine Strossen, president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), will debate “The Future of the Justice System” at 8 p.m. Thurs. (Nov. 19) in Hill Auditorium.

Tickets for the University Activities Center-sponsored event are $3 in advance and $5 at the door for students, and $5 in advance and $7 at the door for others. Tickets are available at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and all TicketMaster locations.

Support U-M Children’s Center

You can support the U-M Children’s Center for Working Families in its “Library Enrichment Weekend” Nov. 20–22. Mention the Children’s Center when making a purchase at Borders Book Shop and complete a designated “purchase coupon” available at the time of the sale. A percentage of the purchase will be donated to the Children’s Center to purchase books. For information, call 663-0011.

Cholesterol testing available

Your cholesterol level is a major indicator of the development of heart disease. Cholesterol testing, with immediate results, is available for $7, 5–8 p.m. Thurs. (Nov. 19) at the U-M Health Center, 650 Griswold, Northville. For reservations, call 936-9538.

Area chefs contribute
to Top of the Park benefit

Many of the area’s most talented chefs will team up to present a dinner at 7 p.m. Thurs. (Nov. 19) at the Gandy Dancer to benefit the Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s annual free programs at Top of the Park. Tickets, $50, include a $30 donation to the Summer Festival and may be purchased by calling 747-2278.

Workshop will focus
on ‘contact improvisation’

Dancer Kathleen Maltese will teach a workshop on contact improvisation—a form of movement improvisation that originates in a variety of duet or group situations from martial arts to ballroom dancing to meditation—10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat. and Sun. (Nov. 21–22) at the Dance Department, 1310 N. University Court. The fee is $7 for one day, $12 for both.

Women’s Glee Club
will perform Nov. 20

The Women’s Glee Club will perform at 8 p.m. Fri. (Nov. 20) in Rackham Auditorium.

Under the direction of Earl Coleman, associate professor of music, the Glee Club will perform a wide array of music including Serenade by Schubert, an arrangement from the Walt Disney hit Beauty and the Beast and Irreveries From Sappho, written by alumna Elizabeth Vercoe. The Harmonettes, a sub-group of Glee Club members, also will perform. Tickets, $3 for students, senior citizens and children and $5 for adults, are available at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and at the door the night of the performance.

Making Russian foreign policy

“Whither the New Russia: Russian Foreign Policy in the Making” is the topic of a Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) brown bag lecture at noon Wed. (Nov. 18) in the Lane Hall Commons Room. Panelists include Nikolai Sokov, doctoral student in the Department of Political Science; Vladislav Zubok, visiting professor in the Department of Political Science; and Matthew Evangelista, associate professor of political science. William Zimmerman IV, professor of political science and former CREES director will moderate.

Preview Stalin Nov. 18

The new HBO Pictures film Stalin, starring Robert Duvall, will be shown at 8 p.m. Wed. (Nov. 18) in Room 140, Lorch Hall. Senior Rob Carliner, who served as set coordinator on the production and arranged for the exclusive showing, reports that much of the film was shot in the actual locations where Stalin exercised his terror. Stalin will debut on HBO Nov. 24. The campus showing is sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies.

International coffee hour
features music and dance of India

An international coffee hour will be held 4–6 p.m. Wed. (Nov. 18) at the International Center, featuring music and dance from India. The series of weekly coffee hours is an opportunity for international students and students from the United States to meet in an informal setting.

When should the doctor say no?

“Refusing Unreasonable Requests for Treatment: When Should the Doctor Say No?” will be the topic of the 54th in a series of open lectures on philosophical issues in medicine scheduled at noon Wed. (Nov. 18) in the South Lecture Hall, Medical Science II Bldg. Lance Stell, professor of philosophy at Davidson College, and clinical professor of medical ethics at the Carolinas Medical Center, will lecture. For information, contact the Program for Human Values in Medicine, 936-1484.

Teach English in Japan

Representatives of the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) will be on campus this week. JET is the Japanese government’s program for recruiting English teachers. Teaching experience and knowledge of Japanese are not required. A bachelor of arts degree and a one-year commitment are necessary. All expenses are paid.

An informational meeting will be held 7–8:30 p.m. Tues. (Nov. 17) in Room 9, International Center. For information, call 764-9310.

Comparative Studies sponsors
international conference

An international group of scholars will meet in Ann Arbor for “Time: Histories and Ethnologies,” a conference sponsored by Comparative Studies in Society and History, Fri–Sun. (Nov. 20–22). The conference, which is open to the University community, will be held in Room 0540, Executive Residence, School of Business Administration.

Work on time, historical consciousness and memory will be presented in nine papers dealing with topics in India, the Yucatan, Indonesia, Dominica, Africa and Europe.

Copies of conference papers are available at Albert’s Copies. For information, call 764-6362.