"Case Studies of Three Options for Handling U-M Intellectual Property" is the topic of the College of Engineering Office Of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Properties Office Faculty Seminar Series on Entrepreneurial Technology Transfer 4--6 p.m. Dec. 2 in Room 133, Chrysler Center. Licensing and spin-offs and actual faculty experiences will be discussed. A reception will follow. R.S.V.P. to Susan Moreau, 747-0042, or through electronic mail.
The Program in Protein Structure and Design will hold its annual half-day symposium at 9 a.m. Dec. 5 in Rackham Amphitheater. The program, which is open to the public, will feature six short presentations by local researchers and a noon lecture by George Lorimer of duPont titled "The Role of Molecular Chaperones in Protein Folding."
The Residential College will present a chamber music concert at 4 p.m. Dec. 6 in the East Quadrangle Auditorium. The free concert will feature 18th and 19th century dances, solos, duets, trios and quartets. Maria Kardas Barna, lecturer in music, is the director.
The Focus on Teaching series 3--5 p.m. Dec. 9 in Room 1706, Willard Henry Dow Laboratory, will feature two presentations. David Velleman, associate professor of philosophy, will demonstrate "Interactive Exercises for Informal Logic." Edward Chudacoff, professor of music theory, will discuss "Harmonic Idioms."
Sponsored by the Information Technology Division Office of Instructional Technology and the Office of the LS&A Associate Dean for Research and Facilities, the Focus on Teaching series is an informal monthly forum highlighting faculty innovation in instruction through the use of information technology.
A symposium titled "Women and AIDS: A Community Commitment" will be held in recognition of World AIDS Day 10 a.m.--4:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Law School's Honnigman Hall.
The symposium, which will explore how HIV/AIDS impacts women and how individuals and communities have mobilized to take action against the pandemic, is sponsored by the Public Health Students Association, Institute of Public Policy Studies, Rackham Student Government, School of Business Administration, School of Public Health and the Center for the Education of Women.
The University Musical Society (UMS) will present Handel's Messiah, featuring the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and the University Choral Union, at 8 p.m. Dec. 5 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 6 in Hill Auditorium. Thomas Hilbish, professor emeritus of music and director emeritus of University Choirs, will conduct.
Tickets, $8--$16, are available from the UMS, Burton Memorial Tower.
An exhibition titled "Croatian War Posters" will be on display through Dec. 11 in the U-M Art Lounge, Michigan Union. The posters were created during the ongoing war in Croatia by members of the Croatian Art Forces. The exhibit was assembled by Croatian scholar Jacqueline-Marta Panich with the support of the North Campus Arts and Programs and others cultural organizations. A number of workshops are planned in conjunction with the exhibition. For information, call Panich, (313) 356-5490 or 978-6380.
The Program in Non-Linear Studies will sponsor a poster conference for members of the University community 4--8 p.m. Jan. 19. The interdisciplinary conference is designed to showcase the broad range of non-linear studies being pursued at the U-M and to encourage interaction among those studying non-linear systems.
The deadline for contributions is Wed. (Nov. 25). Individuals who want to participate should contact the Non-Linear Studies office, 764-6843, or Robert Savit, 764-3426.
The Rackham Merit Fellowship Program was established for entering graduate students who are members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in graduate education in the United States.
Rackham Merit Fellows receive a stipend of $900 per month plus tuition and registration fees for a maximum of 10 months of any University fiscal year. Students in doctoral programs are eligible for 10 terms of fellowship support. Students may receive up to five terms in masters programs and a total of 10 terms if they continue for the doctorate.
Units wishing to make early offers to outstanding admitted students may request expedited early review through Feb. 28. Departments submitting complete applications will be informed of a decision within one week of their receipt by the Fellowships Office. For information, contact the Fellowships Office, 160 Rackham.
The School of Music will hold a Mozart Birthday Celebration Piano Competition at 1 p.m. Dec. 6 in the School of Music Recital Hall.
The winner will perform with orchestra in Rackham Auditorium at the Mozart Birthday Celebration Concert on Jan. 27.
The competition and the concert are free and open to the public. The competition will feature the performance of six complete Mozart concerti and is open to both graduate and undergraduate students at the U-M. First, second and third prizes are $500, $300 and $200, respectively.
Relax over a traditional English cream tea during the Historic House Tour at the Henry Ford Estate-Fair Lane on the Dearborn Campus. Selected Holiday treasures in the Gift Shop will be discounted 10 percent. Tours, $10, begin at 1:30 and 2:30 Dec. 2, Dec. 9, and Dec. 16.
The Focus on Teaching series, 3-5 p.m. Dec. 9 in Room 1706, Willard Henry Dow Laboratory, will feature two presentations. David Velleman, associate professor of philosophy, will demonstrate "Interactive Exercises for Informal Logic." Edward Chudacoff, professor of music theory, will discuss "Harmonic Idioms."
Sponsored by the Information Technology Division Office of Instructional Technology and the Office of the LS&A Associate Dean for Research and Facilities, the Focus on Teaching series is an informal monthly forum highlighting faculty innovation instruction through the use of information technology.
The Thayer Street Parking Structure will reopen Dec. 2. Major renovations have been completed ad limited parking is available now in areas that do not require use of the stairwells or elevators. Stairways and elevators are still undergoing minor repairs and painting.
For more information, call 764-8291 and press 6.
Michigan Radio will celebrate 25 years of "Jazz Revisited," hosted by Hazen Schumacher with a concert at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. Performers will include the Chenille Sisters and James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band, with special guest artist Doc Cheatham. The program will feature classic jazz from 1917 to 1947, the period explored on "Jazz Revisited," hosted by Schumacher.
Tickets, $12.50--$18, will go on sale Dec. 2 at the Michigan Theater Box Office. Box office hours are 11 a.m.-- 6p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.--4 p.m. Saturday.
The Medical Center Diversity Calendar is on sale for $5. The color wall calendar, which makes a great holiday gift for staff and colleagues, celebrates the diversity of Medical Center employees with a variety of photos and information. To purchase copies, call Trish Sherman, 747-1911.
Stanford University Prof. Juan C. Simo will speak at 4 p.m. Dec. 2 on "Geometrically Nonlinear Models and Conserving Algorithms for the Hamiltonian Case" in Chrylser Center Auditorium. A reception follows in the lobby. Simo is in residence at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Dec. 1--8.
For information, call 763-4285.
Stephen R. Ellis, NASA Ames Research Center, will discuss Nature and Origins of Virtual Environments: A Biographical Essay at 4 p.m. Dec. 1, 241 IOE Bldg. The seminar is sponsored by the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering.
The Gilbert and Sullivan Society will present Ruddigore 8 p.m. Dec. 3--4, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 5 and 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. The comic operetta makes light of a dark family secret---the Murgatroyds of Ruddigore suffer the family curse of having to commit a crime each day or perish in unspeakable agony.
Tickets, $8, $10 and $12 ($7, $9 and $11 for seniors) or $5 for student seating, will be available Dec. 3 at the Mendelssohn Theatre box office.
The symphony and concert bands will give their final performances of the season 8 p.m. Dec. 11 in Hill Auditorium. Dennis Glocke, H. Robert Reynolds and Gary Lewis will conduct Berlioz's "Rakoczy March" from The Damnation of Faust, Grainger's Colonial Song, Hindemith's Symphony in B-flat, Verdi's Nabucco, Iannaccone's Apparitions, Trauersinfonie by Wagner and El Salon Mexico by Copland. A special appearance by conductor Gustav Meier is scheduled.
For information, call 763-4726.
Andrew Kahn, specialist in 18th-century Russian poetry, will lecture on "What is Classical about Russian Classicism?" at noon Dec. 2 in Lane Hall Commons Room. Kahn is completing his doctorate at Oxford University's St. John's College. His visit is sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Department of Classics.
The International Center will conduct an informational workshop on how best to ship books, souvenirs and personal items overseas at 4 p.m. Dec. 1 in Room 9, International Center. The workshop, open to all students, is aimed at those who will be returning home overseas and wish to send their belongings ahead of them. Different shipping organizations and costs will be explained thoroughly.
A workshop titled "Immigration Basics" will be offered 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at the International Center. The program will offer basic information on immigration regulations, particularly as they apply to international students and scholars at the U-M. To register, call 764-9310.
John Williams, senior demographer in the social sciences division of the World Conservation Union, will speak on "Population Movement and Growth Near Protected Areas in West Africa" 3--5 p.m. Dec. 3, Room 3026, School of Public Health I Bldg. Williams recently traveled to Guinea-Bissau and Cameroon to work with wetlands management personnel and to Ghana, where he was involved in management of parks and protected areas. The interdisciplinary lecture is sponsored by the Population Fellows Program.
For information, call 763-9456.
Holiday string music will be performed by Suzuki students 4--6 p.m. Dec. 9, in Room 9 the International Center. Students are invited to share holiday traditions over hot chocolate, coffee, tea and cookies.
The film Pilgrimage of Memorial: The Jews of Poland Today will be shown at 4 p.m. today (Nov. 23) in Lane Hall Commons Room. Following the free, public showing, Emory University anthropologist Shifra Epstein will speak about her experiences during a 1988 visit to Poland with filmmaker Yaron Shemer from the University of Texas, Austin. The film and discussion are co-sponsored by the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, the Colloquium in Jewish History and Literature, and the Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies.
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The University Philharmonia and the University Symphony Orchestra will present a joint concert 8 p.m. Tues. (Nov. 24) in Hill Auditorium. Conductors Gustav Meier, Vincent Danner, Claire Levacher and David Tang will in turn conduct Beethoven's overture to Fidelio, Mendlessohn's The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave), Ravel's Alborada del Gracioso and Adams' Harmonielehre.
Join Santa and his helpers for a festive breakfast at 7:30, 8:45, 10 or 11:15 a.m. Dec. 5 at the Henry Ford Estate--Fair Lane on the Dearborn campus. After, children can share their Christmas wishes with Santa. The breakfast, $6, is by reservation only. For reservations, call 593-5590.
The Department of Public Safety's last Wednesday photo ID session for the year will be held 1--4 p.m. Dec. 9 in Room B226, East Engineering Bldg. The last Thursday session will be held 8:30 a.m.--noon Dec. 3 in the North Campus Neighborhood Office, North Campus Commons. Regular Wednesday sessions will resume Jan. 13. The schedule for the North Campus office is yet to be determined. For information, call 763-3434.
High school and junior high school musicians representing 83 Michigan cities and from as far away as Traverse City will perform at 7 p.m. today (Nov. 23) at Hill Auditorium.
Performing will be the Michigan Youth Symphony, Donald Schleicher, conductor; Michigan Youth Band, Dennis Glocke, conductor; Michigan Youth Chamber Singers, Theodore Morrison, conductor; and Michigan Youth Jazz Ensemble, Christopher Creviston, conductor.
The free, public concert will include music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Latham, Charlie Parker and Billy Strayhorn.
An open house to honor Eugene Ingram, director of purchasing, will be held 3--5 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Hussey Room, Michigan League. Ingram, who has been with the U-M for 27 years retires (date) . R.S.V.P. by Dec. 4 to Helen Gallaher, 763-1298, or on Vines Mail.
Prof. Emeritus of English Bert Hornback will present Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at 8 p.m. Dec. 11--12 at the Museum of Art. Free tickets will be available at the Michigan Union Nov. 30.
Hornback will be interviewed by Station Manager Joel Seguine on Michigan Radio's "Dessert Island" program 8--10 a.m. Dec. 12. Hornback will present A Christmas Carol for the Gifts of Art Program at the U-M Hospitals at 2 p.m. Dec. 12.
The Division of Kinesiology's Adult Lifestyle Program is accepting registrations now for winter term classes, Jan. 11--April 17. Register 8 a.m.--4 p.m. weekdays in Room 3050, Central Campus Recreation Bldg. Classes offered include beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of swim instruction; lifeguard training; water safety instruction; super circuits; Tae Kwon Do; ballroom dance; and various levels of aerobics. New for winter term are country-western dance and water exercise. For information, call 764-1342.
"Surviving Stroke: Preventing and Treating A Brain Attack" is the topic of the Medical Center's Health Night Out program 7:30--9:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium.
William Barsan, professor of surgery and director of the Emergency Department, will lead the discussion about the different types of stroke and their causes, signs and symptoms of stroke, present and potential treatments, and what to do if stroke occurs. The program and parking are free. For information, call 764-2220.
An information meeting about volunteer opportunities at the Medical Center will be held 4--5 p.m. Dec. 1 in Ford Amphitheater, U-M Hospitals. Learn new skills or share a special talent with patients and visitors. Opportunities include the patient Art Carts, the Surgery/Family Waiting Rooms in University and Mott hospitals and the Friend's Gift Shops. For information, call 936-4327.
Friends of Dance are selling a 13-by-36-inch poster calendar featuring Barbara Morgan photos of Martha Graham in Lamentation for $8.50 per calendar. Send orders to the U-M Friends of Dance, 1310 N. University Court, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2217. Proceeds will go toward scholarships for undergraduates in dance. For information, call 763-5460.