Philosophy Prof. Carl Cohen will discuss "When Confidentiality and Care Conflict" at noon Wed. (Oct. 21) in South Lecture Hall, Medical Science II Bldg. This presentation, sponsored by the Program for Human Values in Medicine, is the 53rd in a series of open discussions of philosophical issues in medicine. For information, call 936-1484.
The University Health Service (UHS) will offer a free "You Can Quit" program noon--1 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 21) at the UHS. The program is designed to help participants develop a plan to quit smoking. To pre-register, call the Health Promotion and Community Relations Department, 763-1320.
Choosing, entering and succeeding in a graduate program will be discussed at a workshop titled "Securing Your Future: Graduate School from a Woman's Perspective" 9 a.m.--12:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Michigan League. The workshop is sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies. To register for the free program, call 998-7080.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens will hold a Gardens' Gathering Sale Oct. 30--Nov. 1 at the Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Road. The members' sale is 5--7 p.m. Oct. 30 and the public sale is 10 a.m.--4 p.m. Oct. 31--Nov. 1. Merchandise will include dried floral arrangement and supplies, culinary specialties, bulbs, house plants and holiday gifts.
Hillel Foundation will present novelist, poet and playwright Marge Piercy at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Hillel. The U-M alumna will read from her Jewish works.
She is the author of 11 novels, 12 books of poetry and one play. She has received Shaeffer-PEN/New England Award for Literary Excellence and the May Sarton Award in addition to being recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Business and Finance Diversity Choir will start rehearsing 3:30--5 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 20) in the Student Theater Arts Complex, 1111 Kipke Drive, and will meet Tuesday afternoons (except during vacation) until the choir performs at the University's Martin Luther King celebration in January.
Other members of the University community are encouraged to join. For information, contact Mary Jo Huber, 998-7070.
The Macromolecular Research Center will host a free, public conference titled "Current Contributions in Polymer Science" Oct. 29--30 at the Chrysler Center, North Campus.
The program will open at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 29 with introductory remarks by Frank E. Filisko, professor of materials and metallurgical engineering, and will feature a number of U-M scientists as well as speakers from industry, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Minnesota and Northwestern University.
For information, contact Nonna Hamilton, 763-2316.
Chitra Visweswaran will present Indian classical dance at 7 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 23) in Rackham Auditorium as part of "India Fest: Festival of Music and Dance," sponsored by the U-M Chapter of the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth.
Visweswaran will dance in the Bharanthanatyam style, which was originally performed in the religious temples in South India. Dedicated to the gods and goddesses of Hindu pantheon, the dance reflects a range of human emotions.
Thanjavur Viswanathan, who heads the Indian music program at Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn., will present a flute recital at 5 p.m. Sun. (Oct. 25) in Rackham Auditorium. The concert will be in the South Indian style of classical musical rendition.
Viswanathan, who has toured India, the United States and Canada, received a U.S. National Heritage Fellowship in July.
Both performances are open to the public. For free passes and information, call 930-2766 or 741-1389.
John H. D'Arms, vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, will speak on "Current Issues in Graduate Education" at the Senate Assembly meeting, which begins at 3:15 p.m. today (Oct. 19) in Rackham Amphitheater.
Also on the agenda is a presentation by Joseph Roberson, associate vice president for development on "The Capital Campaign," discussion of a revision of a faculty harassment policy and a vote on guidelines for the faculty's Legal Advisory Committee.
Ann Arbor artist Jean Lau will be the featured artist in the Michigan League buffet Oct. 26--Nov. 25. Her drawings and etchings capture, through the immediacy of line and color, the artist's travels through time and space. Through her work she conveys her personal view of the world, including childhood memories, glimpses of old friends, and trips through northern Italy, northern Michigan and the coast of Maine.
Richard K. Miller, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and of toxicology and director of the Division of Research, University of Rochester, will speak on "The Human Placenta: Functional Assessments from Implantation Through Delivery In Vitro" at 2 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 22) in Room 3042, School of Public Health I Bldg.
This special toxicology seminar is open to the public.
Bernard Yeung, assistant professor of international business, will discuss "Who Profits from Trade Protection: the Case of the Steel Industry" noon-- 1 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 20) in Room 1006, Paton Accounting Center, attached to the School of Business Administration Bldg.
The presentation is the second of the Seminars in International Business series hosted by the Center for International Business Education (CIBE), the Center for Japanese Studies, and the Center for Russian and East European Studies. Refreshments will be provided. For information about the seminar or the travel and research awards program, contact the CIBE, 936-3917.
"Does Truth Matter? American Politics Today" is the topic of a free public forum at 7:30 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 21) in Honigman Auditorium, Hutchins Hall.
Panelists are: Gary Sick, National Security Council staff member under Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan and author of October Surprise: America's Hostages in Iran and the Election of Ronald Reagan; Richard Goodwin, author of Promises to Keep: A Call for a New American Revolution; and Alan Ehrenhalt, political editor of Congressional Quarterly for 12 years and author of The United States of Ambition: Politicians, Power and the Pursuit of Office.
Law Prof. Sallyanne Payton will moderate the panel. Ann Arbor News editorial page editor Kay Semion will introduce the guests.
The forum is sponsored by the Office of Ethics and Religion, Borders Book Shop, The Ann Arbor News and Time Books.
Patricia Simons, associate professor of history of art and of women's studies, will discuss "Lesbian (In)Visibility in Italian Renaissance Culture: Diana and Her Nymphs, donna con donna" at 8 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 21) in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg., as part of the Critical Theory Colloquium. The presentation is sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and the Program in Comparative Literature.
Current conceptualizations of sexual identity in the West are not necessarily useful to an historian investigating "lesbianism" in social history and visual representations of different periods. After an overview of Renaissance documents treating donna con donna relations, which examines the potentially positive effects of condemnation and silence, the presentation will focus on images of Diana, the goddess of chastity, bathing with her nymphs.
Armando Ghitalla, professor of trumpet and the 1992 recipient of the Harold Haugh Award, will give a free, public lecture and demonstration at 2 p.m. Sun. (Oct. 25) in the School of Music Recital Hall. The award recognizes excellence in studio teaching and honors Harold Haugh, professor of voice, who retired in 1975 after 27 years of teaching at the U-M.
Ghitalla played principal trumpet with the New York City Opera and Ballet Company and the Houston Symphony before joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra. During 28 years in Boston, he played first trumpet (1964--79) and was also first trumpet in the Boston Pops for 13 years.
The Friends of the U-M Hospitals are sponsoring a luncheon at 11:30 a.m., followed by an informational program at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Vanderbilt Room, Ann Arbor Hilton.
David A. August, director of the U-M Breast Care Center, will speak on "Breast Care in the 1990s: Caring, Controversy and Curiosity."
For reservations, $10, call 998-7707.
Terry Rohe, the "older American's correspondent" on ABC TV's "Good Morning America," will give the opening lecture for the Margaret Waterman Alumnae 1992--93 Town Hall Celebrity Lecture Series at 10:30 a.m. Thurs. (Oct. 22) in Lydia Mendelssohn Theater. Her topic: "Laughing All the Way to Eternity: The Other Face of Aging."
Other speakers in the series are: B. Gentry Lee, Nov. 11; Wilma Mankiller, Feb. 10; and Paul Hayes Tucker, March 2.
For tickets, $10 per program, call Sue Miskel, 747-8636, or Vicki Panko, 996-8207.
The Office of International Programs (OIP) is accepting applications from faculty who are interested in directing the 1993--94 "Junior Year in Freiburg, Germany" program. The director must be a tenured faculty member from any discipline and should have administrative skills and fluency in German. For information, call OIP Director Carol Dickerman, 764-4311.
It was incorrectly reported in the Oct. 12 Record that Sandy Piderit, a first-year graduate student at the School of Business Administration, assisted in sifting through student recommendations for draft 12.2 of the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities. She volunteered to do so. Some of her recommendations, submitted via MTS, were incorporated into draft 12.2.
A new research funding guide titled Funding for Scholarly Activities was mailed to all faculty and administrators on the U-M's three campuses in early October. The guide lists internal sources of research funding from the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the University Council of International Academic Affairs. Additional copies are available by calling OVPR, 763-2080, or Rackham, 764-8221.
Because of its popularity last year, Marketing Communications is again hosting John Placona's Grammar and Usage Seminar 9 a.m.--4 p.m. Nov. 9. The workshop is a great refresher for all who write. Placona covers common mistakes and what is currently acceptable in sentence structure, punctuation, spelling, grammar, use of language and capitalization.
To register, $95, call Marketing Communications, 764-9270. Enrollment is limited to 40. Lunch is not included.
"Professional Passages: A Career Symposium for Graduate Students" is scheduled 8:30 a.m.--4 p.m. Sat. (Oct. 24) at the Rackham Bldg. The free interdisciplinary forum is designed to provide graduate students information and support for the transition to their professional lives.
Registration materials are available through graduate departments and at Career Planning and Placement (CP&P), 3200 Student Activities Bldg. Pre-register by Tues. (Oct. 20) by calling CP&P, 764-7460. The symposium is sponsored by CP&P, the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, the Center for the Education of Women, the School of Public Health and the School of Social Work.
Karl Mueller, MacArthur post-doctoral scholar, will speak 2--3:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Founders Conference Room, Institute for Social Research, on "Alliance Patterns and the Future of Europe." This is the first in a series of lectures on peace and security in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe, sponsored by the Program for International Peace and Security.
Elizabeth Vrba, professor of geology and of biology at Yale University, will present the 38th Ermine Cowles Case Memorial Lecture at 8 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 20) in Rackham Amphitheater. The topic: "Evolving Hominids in Evolving Paleoenvironments."
Vrba is a leading vertebrate paleontologist best known for her research on the evolutionary history of African mammals, for her Turnover Pulse hypothesis relating evolutionary change to environmental change during the past 10 million years, and for theoretical contributions to the study of macroevolution. She currently is involved in an interdisciplinary project relating molecular genetic change to the phylogeny of antelopes determined from fossils.
The free lecture is sponsored by the Museum of Paleontology and the Department of Geological Sciences.
The University Symphony Orchestra and the University Philharmonia, under the direction of Gustav Meier and Donald Schleicher, will perform at 8 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 20) at Hill Auditorium. The concert includes Symphony No. 3 of Johannes Brahms, Infernal Machine by Christopher Rouse and Copland's Appalachian Spring Suite.
The Contemporary Directions Ensemble, led by H. Robert Reynolds, will perform at 8 p.m. Sat. (Oct. 24) in Rackham Auditorium. The concert will include works by Stephen Hartke, Wolfgang Rihm, Paul Ruders and faculty composer William Bolcom.
The U-M rowing team is offering its fall rent-a-rower service the weekend of Oct. 31--Nov. 1. The rowing team is a club sport that receives no University funding and must raise a large part of its $110,000 annual budget through projects such as this.
Any number of rowers will work on assigned tasks. Team members will rake leaves, clean up areas around the house, stack and cut firewood, paint or wash windows. Some athletes also have construction and home improvement skills. For information, call 668-1477 between 7 and 9 p.m. or leave a message. Rates are $10 per rower per hour, typically on four-hour shifts.
Latin American novelist Carlos Fuentes will give the 10th Warner-Lambert Lecture at 8 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 20) in Rackham Auditorium. He will discuss "Buried Mirror: Spanish Culture and Its Effects on the New World."
Fuentes, whose novel The Old Gringo was the first by a Mexican author to become a best seller in the United States, recently wrote and presented the five-part BBC-TV series "The Buried Mirror," dealing with the continuity of Hispanic culture.
He has received many honors, including the Cervantes prize from Spain's King Juan Carlos, the French Legion of Honor and Mexico's highest prize for literature.
The lecture, which will be signed for those with hearing impairments, is sponsored by LS&A.
Ronald G. Suny, the Alex Manoogian Professor of Modern Armenian History, will discuss his research on ethnicity and class in the Soviet Union and its successor states 7--9 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 21) in the Lane Hall Commons Room. The research seminar, sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies, is titled "Nationalism, Revolution and the Collapse of the Soviet Union."
Author and literary critic Pawel Huelle will discuss "Polish Prose in the Time of Political Transformation" at 4 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 22) in the third floor conference room, Modern Languages Bldg.
Huelle, who graduated from the University of Gdansk's Faculty of Polish Philology, debuted as a literary critic and poet in the Catholic newspaper Tygodnik Powszechny. His first and much acclaimed novel Weiser Dawidek was published in 1987.
Huelle's visit is sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Center for Russian and East European Studies, the Copernicus Endowment and the ATT Foundation.
Teddy Robertson, adjunct assistant professor of history at U-M-Flint, will give a brown-bag talk at noon Wed. (Oct. 21) in Lane Hall Commons Room on "New Perspectives on the Career of Bruno Schulz, 1882--1942."
Robertson will discuss Jagiellonian University's recent symposium honoring the Polish writer, the relationship between this symposium and festivals of Jewish culture held in Poland since 1988, and the renewed interest in minorities in Poland today.
The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies.
University Activities Center's (UAC) Soundstage will present Uncle Chunk in concert at 10 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 23) at the U-Club, Michigan Union. This group, consisting of Ann Arbor locals, considers itself "an original, groovy, funky, bootie-shakin, get-down music band." Tickets are $3.
Admission to the Michigan Union after 9 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday is limited to U-M students, faculty and a guest, and students currently enrolled at other universities and colleges and a guest. Identification is required. For information, call UAC, 763-1107.
A free symposium on "Sex and Ideology, the Films of Rainer Werner Fassbinder" will be presented at 2 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Assembly Hall, Rackham Bldg. Speakers will be Thomas Elsaesser, chair of the Department of Film and Video Studies at the University of Amsterdam, and Jane Shattuc, associate editor of the Journal of Film and Video.
A documentary by Wolf Gremm, Rainer Werner Fassbinder---The Last Year, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in Auditorium B, Angell Hall. Admission is free.
The symposium and film showing are presented by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Program in Film and Video Studies and the Goethe-Institut Ann Arbor.
Either/Orchestra, the Boston-based 10-piece ensemble, will perform a concert at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in Auditorium 4, Modern Languages Bldg.
Either/Orchestra, with two trumpets, two trombones, three saxes, keyboards, bass and drums, bridges the gap between big bands and small combos.
The Either/Orchestra show is being produced by the U-M student organization Eclipe Jazz. Tickets, $9.50 for students and $13 for others, are available at TicketMaster outlets, the Michigan Union Ticket Office, Schoolkids Records and PJ's Records.
The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies is accepting applications from graduate students for the Lurcy Fellowship for the academic year 1993--94. Areas of interest to the Lurcy Foundation include the study and understanding of France, its language, culture and civilization. The student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States. The award is $12,000.
Applications, available in the Rackham Fellowships Office, 160 Rackham Bldg., are due Nov. 6.
The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies has established the Rackham Non-Traditional Fellowship Program to aid women and men whose post-baccalaureate education has been interrupted for a significant period and whose enrollment patterns may be less than full time. This fellowship is intended for students whose interruption in school may have placed them at a disadvantage in competing with more traditional students when applying for financial assistance at the time of admission.
Applications are due March 5 and may be obtained from the Rackham Fellowships Office, 160 Rackham Bldg., 764-8119.
The Center for Russian and East European Studies, Residential College and LS&A seek qualified undergraduate applicants for the American Collegiate Consortium for East-West Cultural and Academic Exchange (ACC).
The ACC coordinates the exchange of students between universities in former Soviet republics and American universities.
Undergraduates receive one full year of U-M credit through the Office of International Programs and are eligible to receive financial aid from the U-M.
Information and applications, due Jan. 15, are available from Marysia Ostafin, CREES, 216 Lane Hall, 747-2237.