The University Record, September 8, 1992

Briefings

Trotter House hosts Minority Student Picnic

The Housing Division’s Project Awareness and the William Monroe Trotter House, the Minority Student Cultural Center, will sponsor the Minority Student Picnic 1–6 p.m. Sept. 19 at Trotter House. Free food, indoor and outdoor games, and a three-on-three basketball tournament are planned. Registration with ID is required by 2 p.m. to participate in the tournament. For information, call 998-7037 or 763-1452.

Fall wildflowers featured on Gardens Sept. 13 walk

Think wildflowers, think spring, right? Fall also boasts an abundance of wildflowers, including asters, goldenrod, turtlehead, prairie grass and some cone flowers. Docents at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens will lead a wildflower walk at 2 p.m. Sun. (Sept. 13) at the Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Road. Docents will meet participants in the lobby of the Gardens.

Memberships available at Track and Tennis Building

Faculty and staff interested in obtaining a membership at the Track and Tennis Building may pick up applications at the Athletic Department Administration Bldg., 1000 S. State St. Tennis and jogging memberships, $35 each, are available for the upcoming season, Oct. 1–April 30. For information, call 998-7259.

Regents will meet Sept. 17–18

The Regents will meet Sept. 17–18.

Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance should contact the Regents’ Office. Call 764-3883 or write to Regents’ Office, Fleming Administration Bldg, U-M, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. For TDD services, call 747-1388.

Gifts of Art sponsors benefit art sale

The Gifts of Art program will sponsor a benefit art sale featuring Michigan artists

9 a.m.–5 p.m. Oct. 1–2 in Dining Rooms A,B,C and D, second floor, University Hospital.

Many of the artists have exhibited with Gifts of Art in the past. A portion of the proceeds will be donated by the artists for the continued operation of the Gifts of Art at the Medical Center. For information, call 936-ARTS.

Reclaiming lives of African American women

Author Adele Logan Alexander will discuss African American women’s history 3–5 p.m. Sept. 17 in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.

Alexander is author of Ambiguous Lives: Free Women of Color in Rural Georgia, 1789–1879. The program and reception are sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, Program in American Culture, Women’s Studies Program and the Department of History.

Howard Lecture Series focuses on restoring musical instruments

The Virginia Martin Howard Lecture Series begins at 2 p.m. Sun. (Sept. 13) in the School of Music Recital Hall with a presentation by Kenneth Moore of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Department of Musical Instruments on “Saving Musical Treasures at the Met.” Moore is a specialist in African and Asian music.

Robert Barclay of the Canadian National Museum Conservation Laboratory will discuss “The Care and Preservation of Musical Instruments” at 2 p.m. Oct. 11 in the School of Music Recital Hall. Barclay makes and restores historical brass instruments.

CEW Administrative Internship Program seeks job sponsors

The Center for the Education of Women’s Administrative Internship Program invites University units to sponsor an intern. The goal is to provide women who have at least an undergraduate degree the opportunity for a short-term, supervised work experience to update their skills, learn new skills and increase their confidence before they seek regular employment.

The project should be able to be completed by an intern working 20 hours a week for three to six months starting in January.

For information, call Lineve McKie, 998-7210.

Cellular and Molecular Biology Symposium scheduled

The Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology will host the 12th Annual Cellular and Molecular Biology Symposium 1:30–5 p.m. Wed. (Sept. 9) in the Michigan League Ballroom.

The symposium will include a poster session 1:30–3 p.m. featuring 65 posters on faculty and student research.

A student will be honored at an awards ceremony at 3 p.m. for being the first author on the best abstract. A social mixer is scheduled 3:30–5 p.m.

Michigan Radio presents Jewish High Holiday program

Michigan Radio is preparing for the Jewish High Holiday season with plans to broadcast “Virtuosic Gems from the Cantorial Repertoire” at 8 p.m. Oct. 5. The program includes music spanning several centuries influenced by Ashkenazi (Eastern European), Sephardic (Spanish), American, Western and Israeli cultures.

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.

Film Cooperative presenting ‘The Cheerful ’30s’

The Ann Arbor Film Cooperative will present “The American Animated Film: The Cheerful ’30s” at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat. (Sept. 11–12) in Auditorium A, Angell Hall.

Different animated films will be featured each night. Friday night’s show will be followed by Ed Wood Jr.’s camp classic, Glen or Glenda: I Changed My Sex, at 9:15 p.m. Saturday night’s show will be followed by Woody Allen’s What’s Up, Tiger Lily?

Word for Windows upgrade at Photo and Campus Services

Upgrades for Word for Windows 2.0 are available at Photo and Campus Services. If you purchased your current version after Sept. 1, 1991, the upgrade price will be $3. You must turn in a dated sales receipt.

Mail Services open longer hours

Mail Services has extended its hours, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., to better serve University departments. Mail Services also is reorganizing its routes so pick up times will be later in most cases. Notices of new pick up times will be circulated to mail room staff in each unit.

Buy a piece of the Arb: roots from historic peony garden

Approximately 150 Nichols Arboretum peonies will be dug and divided to make approximately 3,000 roots, which will be sold in bags of two roots for $10 per bag at the Friends of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens fall sale Fri.–Sun. (Sept. 11–13) at the Gardens, 1800 Dixboro Road. The sale is open to Friends of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens 5–7 p.m. Fri. and to the public 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat. and Sun.

The peonies are being dug up and divided to create room in the beds for future acquisitions. Roots of some of the antique cultivars such as Sara Bernhardt, Mons. Jules Elie, Welcome Guest and Spendida will be available.

The peony garden opened in 1927 with an initial collection of 318 cultivars. On the average, the Arb peonies are 70 years old, making them some of the rarest in cultivation, having been replaced in popularity by newer cultivars developed by horticulturalists over the years.

For information, call Liz Elling, 763-2228.

U-M allows 25 cents per mile

Effective Aug. 24, the allowable rate for use of privately owned vehicles on University business in accordance with Standard Practice Guide section #501.4-1, is 25 cents per mile.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rate continues to be 28 cents per mile. However, the General Services Administration (GSA) rate is 25 cents per mile. GSA regulations must be adhered to by all federally sponsored projects.

To ease the departmental administrative burden, the University has elected to reimburse the lower rate on all University accounts. Future rates will be determined by the IRS rate or the GSA rate, whichever is less. For information, call 764-6253.

2 scholarships offered for study in Germany

Two scholarships are being offered by the German Academic Exchange Service for advanced study or research in Germany during the 1993–94 academic year.

The program is open to U.S. and Canadian citizens enrolled full time at the U-M in all fields except medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. Fluency in German is recommended but not essential, if study can be effectively completed in English.

Application deadline is Sept. 25. For an application or information, contact the Graduate Fellowships Office, 160 Rackham Bldg., 764-8119.

Scholarships available for minorities in teacher education

The National Conference on Recruitment and Retention of Minorities in Teacher Education is offering a $1,000 Scholarship in Teacher Education for Minorities. Applicants must be minority undergraduate or graduate students admitted to a teacher education program and pursuing initial certification. Application deadline is Nov. 16.

Application packets can be obtained from the National Center for Recruitment and Retention, University of Kentucky, 341 Dickey Hall, Lexington, KY 40506-0017.

Seminar examines tax system

The distribution of the tax burden and the benefits and costs of a progressive tax are the focus of a seminar Sept. 11–12 at the School of Business Administration.

The seminar, sponsored by the Office of Tax Policy Research, will address such topics as how progressivity has shifted in the last decade, the economic costs of a more progressive tax, and attitudes toward tax progressivity.

For information, call 763-3068.

Staff Benefits offices to close for training

The Central Campus Office of Staff Benefits will be closed 8–10 a.m. Sept. 15 and the Medical Center Office of Staff Benefits will be closed 7:30–10:30 a.m. the same day for a training session.

Hillel Foundation sponsors open houses Sept. 9–10

More than 30 Hillel-affiliated groups will be represented at an open house 8–10 p.m. Wed. (Sept. 9) at Hillel, 1429 Hill St.

An open house for graduate students and young professionals will be held 8–10 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 10) at Hillel.

Faculty Senate seeks secretary

The Senate Assembly and the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA) are seeking a faculty member who is interested in serving as the faculty secretary. Duties include attending SACUA and Assembly meetings. No effort outside the meetings is required.

Professorial faculty, research scientists, librarians and curators are eligible to serve. For information, contact Ejner J. Jensen or Jayne Thorson, 764-0303, or via MTS.

Asthma series begins Sept. 30

The Family Asthma Series, an educational program for parents of asthmatic children, will offer a series of programs 7:30–9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall St.

Programs scheduled: Sept. 30, Childhood Asthma and Allergies: What’s New and Why; Oct. 14, Asthma Medications: Everything You Want to Know and More; Oct. 28, School and Asthma: It Can Work!; Nov. 11, Practical Points of Asthma Management—Infants through Adolescents.

Sponsors are the Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and American Lung Association of Michigan. For information, call 995-1030.

Tiffany interiors on display

“Tiffany Interiors from the H.O. Havemeyer House,” an exhibition of mosaics, glass, metalwork and decorative objects from Louis Comfort Tiffany’s interior for the H.O. Havemeyer House in New York City, will be on display through Feb. 21 at the Museum of Art.

On loan from the School of Art and the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, the works reveal the opulence lavished on even utilitarian components of this residence.

The Havemeyer House was Tiffany’s last comprehensive decorative commission and among his most extravagant.

The Museum is open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tues.–Sat. and 1–5 p.m. Sun.

CRLT offers TA workshops

The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) will offer a series of free workshops for graduate student teaching assistants beginning Sept. 29. The series is designed to help graduate students strengthen their teaching skills.

Topics include using audiovisual materials, critical thinking, effective lecturing, alternative formats for teaching, speaking skills, leading discussions, multicultural teaching, using questions, introduction to computer graphics, producing computer graphs, developing presentations with the computer, and 35-millimeter slide production.

To register, call 763-0162.

Work-Study Job Fair scheduled Sept. 8–9

The 10th annual Work-Study Job Fair will be held 9 a.m.–4 p.m. today (Sept. 8) and Wed. (Sept. 9) in the Michigan Union Ballroom. The fair is an opportunity for departments and other employers to fill their student positions before fall term begins. Employers must be pre-registered to attend and students should bring their Work-Study award notice. For information, call the Student Employment Office, 763-4128.

Family Housing offers English classes

English classes for families of international students, faculty and staff are offered by the Family Housing Language Program. Register now for fall classes for children and adults.

Native speakers of English are needed as volunteer conversation or classroom partners. Call the Family Housing Community Services Office, 763-1440.

Photo and Campus Services resumes fall hours

Photo and Campus Services resumes its fall-winter hours, 8 a.m.–noon and 1–4:30 p.m. weekdays, today (Sept.8).

Update to Word 5.0

Upgrades are still available for Word 5.0 for the MacIntosh. You must have purchased your current version after Sept. 1, 1991, and must turn in a dated sales receipt. The upgrade costs $3. These upgrades are available at Photo and Campus Services.

Marga Gomez coming to Mendelssohn

The Office of Major Events, in conjunction with the Program in American Culture, will present comedian Marga Gomez at 8 p.m. Sept. 29 at Mendelssohn Theatre.

In 1988 Gomez won the Cabaret Gold Award for Entertainer of the Year from the San Francisco Council on Entertainment.

Tickets, $5, are on sale at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and all TicketMaster outlets.

Schreiber will present Bachmann Memorial Lecture

Stuart L. Schreiber, Harvard University professor of chemistry, will give the 32nd Werner E. Bachmann Memorial Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in Room 1800, Willard Henry Dow Laboratory. His topic: “Organic Chemistry Meets Cell Biology.”

The lecture is given each year by a distinguished organic chemist in memory of Prof. Werner E. Bachmann, a member of the chemistry faculty from 1925 until his death in 1951.

Schreiber’s research interests are organic and synthetic chemistry, protein biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology and structural biochemistry.

Exhibition features recent gifts

“Recent Gifts” will be on display at the Museum of Art through Nov. 8. Included are works by Rembrandt, Whistler, Turner and Hiram Powers. The exhibition showcases a sample of the gifts received by the Museum during the “window of opportunity” the U.S. Congress granted educational institutions throughout the United States Jan. 1, 1991–June 30, 1992, when it allowed full fair-market-value deductions of works of art contributed to such institutions. The Museum of Art received more than 200 objects from more than 80 individuals during the 18-month period.

The Museum is open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tues.–Sat. and 1–5 p.m. Sun.

Pew nominations sought

Nominations are being solicited for the 1993 Pew Scholars Program, which provides recipients with annual stipends of $50,000 for four years to conduct research in the biomedical sciences. Copies of the biomedical application materials have been sent to the heads of biomedical science departments.

Eligibility is limited to assistant professors who will have held their appointments for less than three years as of July 1, 1993. Nominations will be reviewed by an internal selection committee, which may select two nominees to represent the University in the competition.

Nomination materials should be submitted to the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, c/o Susan Kluger, 3528 Rackham, 1070, by Sept. 25. For information, call 764-6424.

Need Windows 3.1 upgrade?

Upgrades for Windows 3.1 are available at Photo and Campus Services. If you purchased your current version after March 1, the upgrade price is $3. If purchased before that date, the price is $93. You must turn in a dated sales receipt to receive the $3 price.

Benefit Reimbursement account cutoff dates

Flexible Spending Account participants should submit claims to the Office of Staff Benefits, 2030 Administrative Services Bldg., by Wed. (Sept. 9) for biweekly pay periods or Sept. 17 for monthly pay periods to guarantee reimbursement in their September paycheck.

Tour the Graduate Library Sept. 8–11 or Sept. 14–18

One-hour tours of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library will be given at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tues.–Fri. (Sept. 8–11) and Sept. 14–18. Sign up at the first floor circulation desk.

Special tours are scheduled in Chinese

(2–3 p.m. Sept. 11), Japanese (2–3 p.m. Sept. 14) and Korean (2–3 p.m. Sept. 16). To register, call the Asia Library, 764-0406.

All tours meet in the first floor lobby.

Faculty, staff and students also may drop in for MIRLYN training sessions 11:10 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 1:10 p.m. Tues.–Fri. (Sept. 8–11) in Room 203, Graduate Library. Sessions will include effective search techniques and access from outside the library.

For information, call 764-1148.

U Productions seeks ushers

The School of Music’s University Productions office is seeking volunteer ushers for 1992–93 season productions in the Power Center for the Performing Arts and Mendelssohn Theatre.

Ushers help ticket buyers to their seats, distribute playbills and take tickets. Ushers are not paid but are invited to watch the performances for which they usher free of charge.

No experience is necessary but volunteers should be at least of high school age.

A sign-up meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. For information, call 763-5213 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri.

Dinosaur hunter leads workshop

A workshop, “Tales of a Dinosaur Hunter Featuring Paleontologist James Madsen,” will be held 10 a.m.–noon Sat. (Sept. 12) in Room 4518, Ruthven Museums Bldg. The workshop is open to children in third through fifth grades and adults.

Madsen, an expert on allosaurus, will bring cast replicas of fossilized dinosaur bones for discussion and observation and will share his experiences from more than 30 years of fossil hunting.

Registration, $10 per person, is limited to 25. Call 764-0478.

Death of the Dinosaurs featured at Planetarium

The feature show at the Exhibit Museum, “Death of the Dinosaurs,” introduces the history of Earth’s development and the evolution of life up to the dinosaurs. The show looks at some of the better known dinosaurs as well as modern theories of dinosaur extinction, especially those of an astronomical nature. Included is a brief look at fall constellations and the positions of planets currently visible in the night sky.

Planetarium showtimes are 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 13. Tickets are $2.50. Children under age 5 are not admitted.

Exhibit Museum hours are 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Tues.–Sat. and 1–5 p.m. Sun. For information, call 763-6085.

Learn about high tech revolution in libraries

The School of Information and Library Studies will present “The World at Your Fingertips: High-Tech Information Resources” 2:30–5 p.m. Sept. 18 in Room 204, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.

Learn about the latest high-tech information resources and innovative computer applications now revolutionizing libraries around the world. Discover how to navigate the pathways of local networks and the far-reaching Internet—the nation’s growing electronic information “highway.” Scan the holdings of library catalogs throughout the world, search current news services and view electronic texts of literary works from old English to more contemporary authors.

The free, public program is part of the kickoff activities of the Campaign for Michigan.

Data Network Services simplifies service request process

Requests for data systems project planning and analysis provided by UMTel and UMnet will now be coordinated by one person, David E. Lewis, data project coordinator. This includes requests for local area networks, data circuits and other data network needs.

The Information Technology Division’s Network Systems is taking this step to simplify the service request process and provide better service to the U-M community. For information, contact Lewis, 936-1122.

Janice Gordon’s work on display at Museum of Art

Janice Gordon: Recent Constructions, an exhibition of approximately 20 wood and mixed-media constructions by New York artist Janice Gordon, opens Sat. (Sept. 12) and will be on display through Nov. 22.

To mark the opening, Gordon will give a talk at 3 p.m. Sun. (Sept. 13) at the Museum. A reception will follow.

Comprised of materials as diverse as weathered barn wood, antique leather book covers and animal bones, Gordon’s assemblages range in size from book-like constructions to six-foot wall reliefs.

U-M-Dearborn offers film series

The U-M-Dearborn’s 1992 Fall Film Series begins Sept. 16–17 with Batman Returns. Movies begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Recreation and Organizations Center.

Other films scheduled: Sister Act, Sept. 23–24; Lethal Weapon III, Sept. 30–Oct. 1; Cutting Edge, Oct. 7–8; Far & Away, Oct. 14–15; Housesitter, Oct. 21–22; Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, Oct. 28–29; Boomerang, Nov. 4–5; Pinocchio and 3 Ninjas, Nov. 7–8; A League of Their Own, Nov. 11–12; Death Becomes Her, Nov. 18–19; and Unforgiven, Dec. 2–3.

Med Center seeks volunteers

Informational meetings for prospective U-M Hospitals volunteers will be held 7–8 p.m. Sept. 14 and Sept. 17 in Ford Amphitheater and 4–5 p.m. Sept. 15 in Room 2C108, both on the second floor of University Hospital.

As many summer teenage volunteers return to school, new volunteers are needed. Opportunities include the Friends' flower and gift carts, coffee service and the Pediatric Surgery Family Waiting Room. Many placements can be job-shared.

Service, civic and religious organizations willing to sponsor a shift, as well as interested individuals, are invited to attend any of the informational meetings. For information, call 936-4327.

CRLT offers TA orientation

The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching is offering a graduate student teaching assistant (TA) orientation for new TAs

9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. today (Sept. 8) and a practice teaching workshop 9 a.m.–noon Wed. (Sept. 9).

Today’s schedule: registration at 8:30 a.m. in the new wing of the Chemistry Bldg., followed by a plenary session at 9 a.m. on topics such as meeting with class for the first time and teaching for diversity; workshops

1–2:30 p.m. on promoting critical thinking, dealing with problems in the classroom and the role of TA as teacher and student; workshops 2:30–4:30 p.m. on teaching science, multicultural teaching and leading discussions.

The practice teaching workshop will provide participants an opportunity to practice in a supportive environment. To register or for information, call 763-0162.

Computer KickOff on through Sept. 30

The U-M’s annual computer sale KickOff ’92 offers students, faculty and staff an opportunity to purchase computers, printers and software at the lowest prices of the year.

The deadline for placing orders is Sept. 30, with delivery scheduled Oct. 20–21 at the Coliseum.

KickOff ’92 is sponsored by the Information Technology Division and University Purchasing and Stores.

For information about KickOff ’92, visit the Computer Showcase, 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. weekdays through Sept. 30, Ground Level, Michigan Union.

Autumn Stars shine at Planetarium

“Autumn Stars,” which introduces the audience to the stars, constellations and planets of the autumn sky, will be shown at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturdays through Dec. 5.

The program begins by considering what kind of star our sun is, the role it plays in our view of the night sky, the problem of light pollution, and a view of current planets and their positions in the sky at this time of year.

The show is open to all ages; tickets are $2.

Exhibit Museum hours are 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Tues.–Sat. and 1–5 p.m. Sunday.

Festifall slated for Sept. 18

Festifall will be held 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sept. 18 on the Diag. Students will have the opportunity to meet representatives from more than 200 student organizations and University departments to learn more about those groups.

Students also will have an opportunity to register their bicycles with the Department of Public Safety.

Student organizations or University departments wishing to participate in Festifall can pick up registration forms at the Student Organization Development Center, 2202 Michigan Union, or call 763-5900. Groups may register ($17) through Sept. 16. Booth placement is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Festifall is sponsored by the Student Organization Development Center with assistance from Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity. For information, call 763-5900.

Hate to exercise? Try PACE

The Division of Kinesiology’s Adult Lifestyle Program will offer the Physical Activity Can be Enjoyable (PACE) class for individuals who are not comfortable in a traditional aerobics class. PACE meets 6:30–7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday in the North Room, Human Resource Development Bldg., 1111 Kipke Drive, and 9–10 a.m. Saturday in Racquetball Court 13, Central Campus Recreation Bldg. For information, call 764-7410 or 747-2430.

Museum of Art family program will focus on Picasso

“A Morning with Picasso and his Friends” is the title of the Museum of Art family program, which begins at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Museum.

The free program is a tribute to Pablo Picasso and his Parisian associates, including Jean Cocteau, Guillaume Apollinaire, Erik Satie, Igor Stravinsky and Gertrude Stein, who wrote of Picasso’s years in the French capital.

The program features performances by actor Leigh Woods, dancers Gay Delanghe and Jessica Fogel, and musician Stephen Rush.

Connoisseurs Club will host Ann Arbor Art Walk

The Museum of Art’s Connoisseurs Club will sponsor “Ann Arbor Walk and Afterglow” 5–11 p.m. Fri. (Sept. 11) in downtown Ann Arbor. The self-guided walking tour of several galleries, including the Ann Arbor Art Association, Michigan Guild, Matrix Gallery, Eyemediae, 16 Hands and the Alice Simsar Gallery, will conclude at Gallery 414 at 9 p.m. with an afterglow reception.

Admission includes refreshments and a raffle ticket for an original work of art. Tickets, $5, are available at the door. For information, call 747-2064.

Leonardo’s presents jazz, classical

Leonardo’s (Espresso Royale Caffee/Wok Express at the North Campus Commons) presents the music of Blue Sun 8–10 p.m. Wed. (Sept. 9), Sept. 16, Sept. 23 and Sept. 30.

Live jazz will be presented 8–10 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 10), Sept. 17 and Sept. 24. Standards, original compositions and contemporary arrangements will be performed by a variety of artists.

Old-time dance music, swing and “new” grass will fill the air when the Raisin Pickers return to Leonardo’s 8–10 p.m. Sept. 18. The group features fiddle, banjo, mandolin and bass played by Mark and Carol Palms, Gary Reynolds, Mike Gleason and Bill Farmer.

Individual tickets on sale today for UMS performances

Tickets to individual concerts go on sale 10 a.m.–6 p.m. today (Sept. 8) at Hill Auditorium for more than 40 performances sponsored by the University Musical Society (UMS). Ticket buyers will be treated to coffee and lemonade.

To place credit card orders, call 764-2538 or 763-TKTS. Mail and FAX orders (747-1171) also will be accepted.

Season highlights include recitals by Midori, Mstislav Rostropovich, and mezzo-soprano Cecilia Batoil, and orchestral concerts by the Kirov Orchestra of St. Petersburg with conductor Valery Gergiev and pianist Vladimir Feltsman.

Rosh Hashanah services scheduled Sept. 27–29

Hillel Foundation has scheduled Rosh Hashanah Conservative services at 7:05 p.m. Sept. 27, 9 a.m. and 7:05 p.m. Sept. 28 and 9 a.m. Sept. 29 at the Michigan Union Ballroom. Orthodox services are scheduled 7:05 p.m. Sept. 27, 9 a.m. and 7:05 p.m. Sept. 28 and 9 a.m. Sept. 29. Reform services are 7:05 p.m. Sept. 27 and 10 a.m. Sept. 28. The Reform and Orthodox services will be at Hillel.

U-M-Flint spotlight series begins Sept. 17 with Solid Brass

The U-M-Flint’s Spotlight Series, featuring music, dance and drama, will launch its 11th season Sept. 17. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in the U-M-Flint Theatre. They include: Sept. 17, Solid Brass; Nov. 10, Muna Tseng Dance Projects; Dec. 8, Jerome Harris Quintet; Feb. 16, Romance Romance; and March 16, Leon Bates.

Tickets are $8 for students, $12 for U-M-Flint faculty and staff and $14 for the public. Series packages cost $33, $44 and $55, respectively.

Candlelight dinners ($12) are served prior to each performance at 6 p.m. in the Ontario Room, Harding Mott University Center. Make dinner reservations one week in advance of each performance. For information or to order tickets, call 762-3431.

Excel upgrades available

Upgrades for Excel for Windows and Excel for the MacIntosh version 4.0 are available at Photo and Campus Services. If you purchased your current version after Feb. 15, the upgrade price is $3. If purchased before that date, the price is $93. You must turn in a dated sales receipt to receive the new version for $3.

Adult Lifestyle sponsors free aerobics night Sept. 11

The Division of Kinesiology’s Adult Lifestyle Program is sponsoring a free aerobics night Fri. (Sept. 11) in Room 3275, Central Campus Recreation Bldg (CCRB).

Beginning aerobics starts at 4:10 p.m. Other classes include: step aerobics at 5:10 p.m. and 6:10 p.m. and an interval step class at 7:10 p.m. Class size is limited to 60 for the beginning aerobics and to 30 in the step aerobics.

Adult Lifestyle Program classes begin Sept. 14 and run through Dec. 12. Courses are open to all U-M students, faculty and staff and adults in the community and surrounding areas.

In addition to aerobics, classes are offered in aquatics, dance, and such sports as tennis and volleyball.

The Adult Lifestyle Program office, 3050 CCRB, is open 7:30 a.m.–noon and 1–4 p.m. weekdays. For information, call 764-1342.

Leonardo’s features live jazz

Live jazz is performed 8–10 p.m. Thursdays at Leonardo’s (home to Espresso Royale Caffe and Wok Express), North Campus Commons. Standards, original compositions and contemporary arrangements played by a variety of artists can be enjoyed in a casual setting.

Scheduled: Sept. 10, Ted Connors on guitar, Mike Scott on drums and Doug Cameron on bass; Sept. 17, Jeff Fessler on vibraphone, Peter Klaver on sax and Dave Stearns on bass; and Sept. 24, Justin Flynn on tenor sax and Dave Neuman on piano.

Michigan Radio airs Broadway Revisited

Fred Astaire on the air? Studs Terkel in song? Rodgers and Hammerstein at the movies? They’re all on the program as Michigan Radio presents the second season of Broadway Revisited at 6 p.m. Sundays, following broadcast of All Things Considered.

The show, which explores the songs and shows, composers and lyricists who created the American musical theater, is produced in the WUOM studios.

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 91.1FM.

Gardens offers variety of green thumb classes

Matthaei Botanical Gardens Adult Education Program offers a variety of classes on nature and gardening September through March.

Class topics include hostas, indoor bulb forcing, container gardening, Michigan mushrooms, miniature landscapes, herb preservation and plant propagation.

For a schedule of classes, call 998-7061.

For information on Exhibit Museum, dial 763-6085

The Exhibit Museum has a new general information telephone number that provides callers with answers to their most commonly asked questions. Dial 763-6085 to hear a recorded message concerning Exhibit Museum hours, current exhibits, location and Planetarium programming. Callers using touch tone phones will be able to reach office staff during regular business hours to get more information.

To schedule group tours of the Museum, call 764-0478.

Jewish Renewal Movement leader coming to Hillel

Reb Zalman, a pioneer and leader of the Jewish Renewal Movement, will discuss “Inheriting our Jewish Spiritual Tradition” at 7 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 10) at Hillel Foundation.

Through prayer and meditation, movement and song, story-telling and philosophical discourse, Zalman teaches others to delve into the treasures of tradition to find meaning and direction in their lives.

Tickets, $10 ($5 for students), are available at Hillel. For information, call 769-0500. Sponsors are Hillel, the Office of Ethics and Religion, Beth Emeth and Beth Israel.

Smokeless sessions start Sept. 14

Smokeless is a successful smoking cessation program that helps participants quit smoking permanently. Free introductory sessions will be held 7–8 p.m. Sept. 14 and Sept. 16.

Skill development sessions will be held 7–8:30 p.m. Sept. 21–24 and maintenance sessions are scheduled 7–8 p.m. Sept. 28, Sept. 30 and Oct. 5.

To register, call MedSport, 998-7411. The fee for the skill development and maintenance sessions is $105 for U-M employees and $140 for others. M-CARE will cover $50 of the fee for U-M employees.

All sessions will be held in the MedSport Lobby, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive.