The University Record, October 26, 1992


Lecture will look at ‘The Yugoslav Crisis’

Renata Salecl, a faculty member of the Institute of Criminology at the University of Ljubljana School of Law, will speak on “The Yugoslav Crisis: Ideological Background and Misperceptions in the West” at 4 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 28) in the Lane Hall Commons Room.

Salecl’s talk is part of the Center for Russian and East European Studies’ (CREES) “Balkan Crisis, Late Twentieth-Century” series, and is sponsored by CREES and the Institute for the Humanities.

Mohler Lecture will focus on gamma-ray bursts

Bohdan Paczynski, professor of astrophysical sciences at Princeton University, will present the Department of Astronomy’s annual Orren C. Mohler lecture at 3:30 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 30) in Room 170, Dennison Physics and Astronomy Bldg. He will speak on “Gamma-Ray Bursts: Facts and Fantasies.” A reception will follow the presentation. For information, call 764-3440.

Open meetings planned on indirect research costs

New guidelines for the assignment of the indirect costs of research will be the focus of three open meetings the week of Nov. 2 that all members of the University community are encouraged to attend.

Sessions, all at 9:30 a.m., will be held in Rackham Auditorium Nov. 3, the

Towsley Center Auditorium Nov. 4 and Chrysler Center Auditorium Nov. 5.

Clubb will lecture on social science history

The 1992 University Senior Research Scientist Lecture will be given at 4 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 29) in Room 6050, Institute for Social Research. Jerome M. Clubb, professor of history and the winner of the lectureship, will speak on “Social Science History: The Present in Perspective.” A reception will follow the lecture.

Office of Staff Benefits closing for training

The Office of Staff Benefits will be closed part of Nov. 3 for a training session. The Central Campus Office will be closed 11:15 a.m.–2:15 p.m. The Medical Center Office will be closed 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Shop at the Gardens’ Gathering Sale Oct. 31–Nov. 1

The Friends of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens will hold its Gardens’ Gathering Sale and fund raiser 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat. and Sun. (Oct. 31–Nov. 1) at the Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Road. The sale offers the latest in twiggy wreaths, swags and basket floral arrangements and supplies, culinary specialties, festive house plants, bulbs, and holiday gifts. A preview sale for Friends members will be held 5–7 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 30).

Angell Hall telescopes will be open Oct. 30

The Department of Astronomy will open its telescopes to the public 6–9 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 30) on the fifth floor, Angell Hall. Weather permitting, the 10-inch Warner and Swasey refractor and the 15-inch Fecker reflector will be used to view the moon and other celestial objects. Dress warmly; the telescope domes are unheated. Information on data obtained from

U-M telescopes in Arizona and Chile will be presented. For information, call 764-3440.

Robinson Crusoe featured in Rare Books Room exhibition

The exhibition “Robinson Crusoe in the Old and New Worlds: A Selection from the Hubbard Collection on Imaginary Voyages” is on display through Nov. 30 in the Rare Books Room, Special Collections Library, on the seventh floor of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.

The exhibition traces the history of Robinson Crusoe from its first publication in 1719 through hundreds of editions, translations and imitations to the movie and television versions of the 20th century.

Women faculty will discuss scholarship, research methods

New women faculty will discuss their scholarship and research methods 3–5:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Center for the Education of Women (CEW), 330 E. Liberty St. “Differences Among Women” is planned by CEW and the Women’s Studies Program as an opportunity to get acquainted with the special expertise each woman brings to the University community.

Panelists include Sally Haslanger, associate professor of philosophy and of women’s studies; Andrea Hunter, assistant professor of psychology and of women’s studies; Susan Johnson, assistant professor of history and of women’s studies; and Jacqueline Stevens, assistant professor of political science and of women’s studies. Anne Herrmann, acting director of the Women’s Studies Program and associate professor of English, will moderate. For information, call 998-7080.

Marceau performing at Power

French pantomimist Marcel Marceau will perform at 7 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 30) at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. Marceau, contemporary mime’s most important figure, has thrilled audiences with his interpretations of the comic and tragic aspects of life. Tickets, $12–$22, are available from the University Musical Society, Burton Memorial Tower.

Rent-a-rower this weekend

The Rowing Team is offerings its fall rent-a-rower service Sat. and Sun. (Oct. 31–Nov. 1). Rowers will rake leaves, clean up areas around the house, stack and cut firewood, paint and wash windows. For information, call 668-1477 7–9 p.m. Rates are $10 per hour per rower. They typically work four-hour shifts.

Bandorama concert scheduled Nov. 7 at Hill

Bandorama, featuring the Symphony Band, Concert Band and the Friars, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Hill Auditorium. Tickets, $5–$7, can be obtained by sending checks payable to the U-M Bands to Bandorama, 1331 School of Music, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-2085. Tickets may be picked up at Hill Auditorium after Nov. 2. The Hill Auditorium Box office will be open 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 9 a.m.–7:15 p.m. the day of the performance. For information, call 763-2556

Harpsichordist Parmentier will perform Oct. 30

Edward Parmentier, harpsichordist and Ars Musica founder, will perform at 8 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 30) in the School of Music’s Blanche Anderson Moore Hall.

A student of Albert Fuller and Gustav Leonhardt, Parmentier seeks to recreate the spirit of early keyboard music through study of the sources, the use of instruments of rich sound and antique tonal design, and an individualistic approach to playing.

The free, public recital will include music of Bach, Bohm and Buxtehude.

North Hall morgue springs to life

The bitter night air of autumn has returned and with it comes the annual U-M Tri-Service Haunted House, which will be open 7 p.m.–midnight Fri. and Sat. (Oct. 30–31) at North Hall, the ROTC building between the Natural Science Museum and the Dentistry Bldg.

Admission is $3. All proceeds will be donated to charitable organizations in Ann Arbor, including the domestic violence shelter Safe House and the Wash-tenaw County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.

The haunted house is in the morgue of North Hall, formerly the U-M’s hospital, which was built in 1902.

Women of Color Task Force seeking workshop presenters

The Women of Color Task Force is looking for professional presenters interested in volunteering to conduct workshops at the Career Conference for People of Color Feb. 26.

This year’s theme is “Globally Pulling Our Cultures Together: Positioning Ourselves to Empower, Impact and Excel.” The task force anticipates that more than 800 University staff and community residents will attend.

Prospective workshop presenters should submit their names and topics along with a brief description of their presentations by today (Oct. 26) to Katrina McCree, Affirmative Action Office, 6041 Fleming Bldg., 763-0235.

American Indian Dance Theatre represents variety of tribal cultures

The American Indian Dance Theatre will perform at the Power Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Sat. (Oct. 31). This group is the first Native American dance company to successfully cross tribal lines to create an integrated group of dancers, singers and musicians from a variety of tribes and tribal cultures.

Tickets, $14–$26, are available from the University Musical Society (UMS), Burton Memorial Tower.

Comedy Company takes stage

The Comedy Company, the University’s own sketch comedy troupe, will perform two acts of student-written comedy at 8 p.m. Thurs., Fri. and Sat. (Oct. 29–31) at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Michigan League. Tickets, $4, can be purchased at Ticketmaster locations, including the Michigan Union Ticket Office. For information, call the University Activities Center, 763-1107.

Ortner will give Thrupp Lecture Oct. 30

Sherry B. Ortner, the Sylvia L. Thrupp Professor of Anthropology and Women’s Studies, will give the Thrupp Lecture at 4 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 30) in Rackham Amphitheater. Her title is “To Look for America: Reflections on Fieldwork.” A reception will follow the lecture, which is presented by LS&A.

Coming: Night of the Living Dead

The University Activities Center and M-Flicks will present the Night of the Living Dead at 7 p.m. Fri. and Sat. (Oct. 30–31) in Auditorium 3, Modern Languages Bldg. Lair of the White Worm will be shown at 9 p.m. both evenings in the same location. Admission: $3 for one movie, $5 for two.

Horseback riding trip scheduled Nov. 1

The pre-trip meeting for the Department of Recreational Sports’ Nov. 1 Horseback Riding Day-Trip is 7–8 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 27) in the North Campus Recreation Bldg. The trip, for all levels of riders, will include a day of riding, instruction in the ring and on the trail, and lessons in grooming and tacking.

The $64 fee includes equipment, transportation and leadership. To register or for information, call the Outdoor Recreation Center, 764-3967.

Kirov Orchestra makes Ann Arbor debut Nov. 1

Russia’s Kirov Orchestra will make its Ann Arbor debut with pianist Vladimir Feltsman and conductor Valery Gergiev at 4 p.m.

Nov. 1 in Hill Auditorium.

Tickets, $18–$45, are available at the University Musical Society, Burton Memorial Tower.

A free Philips pre-concert presentation at

3 p.m. in Rackham Auditorium will feature Joe Laibman, composer and co-owner of

L & S Music, who will speak on “The Russian Sound.”

Trans-Caucasian and Central Asian Republics focus of series

Turner Geriatric Services Learning in Retirement program will present four lectures on consecutive Thursdays beginning Nov. 5 on “The Trans-Caucasian and Central Asian Republics.” The lectures will be given at 10 a.m. in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. The Trans-Caucasian Republics are Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The Central Asian Republics are Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

The fee for the series, which is open to individuals age 55 and older, is $20. For information, call 764-2556 mornings.

Rockclimbing trip scheduled Oct. 31

The pre-trip meeting for the Department of Recreational Sports’ Sat. (Oct. 31) Rockclimbing Day-Trip is 7–10 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 28) at the North Campus Recreation Bldg.

Participants will climb the 50-foot cliffs at Grand Ledge Park. The introductory course will include instruction in knots, belay techniques and climbing safety. The $50 fee includes lunch, transportation, equipment and instruction. To register, call the Outdoor Recreation Center, 764-3967.

Tied up in knots? Try a ropes course

The pre-trip meeting for the Department of Recreational Sports’ Nov. 1 “High Ropes Day-Trip” is 7–8 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 29). Participants will be introduced to the activity before running through the low and high ropes course elements. Each group will be supervised by an instructor. The fee is $32 for students and user-pass holders and $42 for others. To register, call 764-3967.

Museum offers workshop for teachers

The Exhibit Museum is hosting a one-day workshop for teachers of elementary school children 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in Room 4518, the Exhibit Museum.

The workshop will be taught by Jim Fitzgerald, NASA aerospace education specialist, and will deal with three topics: astronomy and planetary studies, human spaceflight programs and weather. A new exhibit soon to open at the museum, the Weather Wall, also will be introduced.

The fee is $10 per person. Send checks payable to the U-M to the Exhibit Museum, 4506 Ruthven Museums Bldg., 1109 Geddes Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-1079.

Jazz combos perform at League, Leonardo’s Cafe

School of Music jazz combos will perform 6–8 p.m. Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15, Nov. 22 and Nov. 29 at the Michigan League Buffet and at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 at Leonardo’s Cafe, North Campus Commons.

Lecturer will discuss 3 statues in Martinique

Richard Burton of the University of Sussex, England, will lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 28) in the East Conference Room, Rackham Bldg., on “Trois Statues: Le Conquistador, l’Imperatrice et le Liberateur: Pour Une Semiotique de l’Histoire Coloniale Martiniquaise.”

He will discuss the three statues in Fort-de-France, Martinique, and will address among other things, questions of sexual representations of power in the French West Indies and the manner in which relations between Martinique and metropolitan France are conceptualized in terms of a family relationship. The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

Campus Orchestra, Northcoast plan November concerts

The first concert of the Campus Orchestra will be given at 8 p.m. Nov. 9 in Hill Auditorium. Ricardo Averbach will conduct Wagner’s excerpts from Lohengrin, Mozart’s Symphony No. 23, Tchaikovsky’s Marche Slave and Copland’s four dance episodes from Rodeo.

Northcoast, the U-M’s jazz band, will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 12 in Rackham Auditorium. Directed by Charles Young, Northcoast’s program will include jazz classics and original student works, and will feature faculty members as soloists.

WCBN sponsors on-air fund raiser Oct. 29–Nov. 2

WCBN-FM’s second annual “October Surprise” on-air fund raiser begins at 9 a.m. Thurs. (Oct. 29) and runs through 3:19 a.m. Nov. 2.

The student-run, listener-supported radio station invites listeners to tune in to 88.3 FM for 88.3 hours of “pumped up free-format and specialty radio programming.” Pledge lines are open at 763-3500.

WCBN-FM also is sponsoring a benefit concert beginning at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Blind Pig, 208 S. First St. Local performers—including the Crackerbox, Brothers from Another Planet and Blue Dogs bands—will donate their talent at the concert. Admission is a donation or payment of pledge.

Nominations sought for research scientist awards

The Office of the Vice President for Research invites nominations for three research scientist awards to be presented next spring. The awards are Distinguished Research Scientist, University Research Scientist and University Research Scientist Lectureship. Nominations are due Feb. 12. For information, call 763-1289.

Greene will discuss advance medical directives

Connie L. Greene, associate professor of nursing, will discuss “Advance Medical Directives” at the Women of the University Faculty meeting Nov. 5 at Glacier Hills, 1200 Earhart Road. The group will meet in the lobby at 5:15 p.m. Dinner will be served in a private dining room and the lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Assembly Room.

Dinner is $1 for residents of Glacier Hills and $6 for non-residents. For reservations, send a check payable to the Women of the University Faculty before Fri. (Oct. 30) to Anne S. Benninghoff, 3315 Alton Court, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105. For information, call President Rowena Wilhelm, 662-1466, or Benninghoff, 761-4320.

Affirmative Action Office publishes new brochure

Copies of “What You Should Know about the University’s Requirements for Non-discrimination: A Handbook for Managers, Supervisors and Employees” is available to members of the University community. The new brochure describes activities of the Affirmative Action Office (AAO), what you can do if you feel that you’ve been discriminated against, and applicable federal and state laws and University policies. To obtain a copy, call the AAO, 763-0235.

Douvan is guest on WUOM’s Desert Island Discs

Elizabeth Douvan, the Catharine Neafie Kellogg Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies, will be the guest on Michigan Radio’s Desert Island Discs program at 8 a.m. Sat. (Oct. 31). Desert Island Discs is a joint production of Michigan Radio and the University Musical Society.

Program hosts Joel Seguine, station manager of WUOM, and UMS Director Ken Fischer make the trip to an imaginary island with the weekly guests. The castaways discuss the significance of particular musical selections in their lives.

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

Meese and McGovern debate ’92 election

Edwin Meese III and former Sen. George McGovern will debate “The Election of 1992” at 7 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 28) in Hill Auditorium as part of the University Activities Center’s Viewpoint Lectures.

Meese was the U.S. attorney general under President Ronald Reagan. McGovern was a two-term member of the House of Representatives, a U.S. Senator for 18 years and the 1972 Democratic presidential nominee.

Raymond Tanter, professor of political science, will moderate.

Tickets, $2.50 in advance and $4 at the door for students ($5 in advance and $6.50 at the door for non-students), are available at the Michigan Union Ticket Office.

University Choir performs Oct. 27

The University Choir will perform at 8 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 27) at Hill Auditorium. Selections include works by Bernstein, Carissimi, Giordano, Morrison, Offenbach, Palestrina, Rachmaninov, Robert Schumann and Shaw. The choir will be directed by Jerry O. Blackstone, assistant professor of conducting.

November marks National Diabetes Month

To celebrate National Diabetes Month in November and National Diabetes Education Week Nov. 2–8, the Outpatient Diabetes Education Program is offering “Dining Out with Diabetes,” 7–9 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 27) at the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium, 1000 Wall St. Viktoria Shayna, social worker and registered dietician, will speak.

The Diabetes Outpatient Education Program also is offering a series of classes on “Life With Diabetes” for people with diabetes and their families. The classes will cover diabetes care and complications. Medicare and some insurance companies will cover the cost of the classes. For information and to register for the classes, call 936-8279.

Student panel will outline overseas internship options

A panel discussion on overseas internships for engineering and science students will be held at 7 p.m. today (Oct. 26) in Room 1500, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Bldg.

Students with first-hand experience will present options for paid summer internships in these disciplines. Positions typically are available for juniors, seniors and graduate students. The discussion is sponsored by the College of Engineering and the International Center. For information, call Bill Nolting, 747-2299.

Volunteers with wrinkles

needed to test a new therapy for wrinkles. Office visits and medications are provided free to eligible participants. For information, call 434-DERM, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays.

Volunteers with acne ages 12–40

needed to test new therapies for acne. Compensation: $125. The office is located at the St. Joseph Hospital complex in Ypsilanti. For information, call 434-DERM, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays.