The University Record, September 21, 1992

Turkish economy subject of lecture on Tuesday

A free, public lecture on liberalization in the Turkish economy will be given at 4 p.m. Tues. (Sept. 22) in the East Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.

Asaf Savas Akat, professor of economics at Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey, will discuss “Turkish Trade Liberalization: Premature or Incomplete?”

The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Center for Research on Economic Development, Center for International Business Education and the Department of Economics.

Animation artist will lecture on work

Animation artist Alain Le Razer will give a lecture with slides on his work and show some of his films at 4 p.m. Oct. 5 in Lecture Room 2, Modern Languages Bldg. Le Razer uses cel-animation, bottom-lit sand animation, scratch-board animation and rotoscoping in his work. The lecture is sponsored by the Program in Film and Video Studies. For information, call 764-0147.

Town hall meetings scheduled today, Wednesday

Vice President for Student Affairs Maureen A. Hartford will host two town meetings—at 7 p.m. today (Sept. 21) at the Chrysler Center on North Campus and Wed. (Sept. 23) in Auditorium 3, Modern Languages Bldg.—to solicit reactions of students and others to the new proposed Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Learn about the foreign service

Tom Miller of the State Department’s Bureau of Near East Affairs will speak on “Foreign Service Careers in Government” 7–8:30 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 24) in Auditorium B, Angell Hall. The talk is sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.

Cultural consequences of German unification examined

Prof. Ina Merkel of the Institute for Cultural Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin, will speak on the “Cultural Consequences of German Unification” 4–5 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 24) in Lane Hall Commons Room. Merkel is a specialist in cultural history and gender studies. The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies.

Merkel also will participate in a conference, “Crossing Currents: Contemporary Women’s Movements in Germany and the United States,” scheduled 7:30–9:30 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 24), 9:30 a.m.–noon and 2–4:30 p.m. Fri. (Sept. 25) and 10 a.m.–noon and 1–3 p.m. Sat. (Sept. 26) in the Assembly Hall, Rackham Bldg. The free, public conference is sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program and the Goethe-Institut Ann Arbor.

Rabkin looks at Utopia

Eric S. Rabkin, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of English, will give a brown-bag lecture noon–1 p.m. Tues. (Sept. 22) at the Institute for the Humanities, 1524 Rackham Bldg.

Rabkin will examine the Utopian paradox, citing thinkers of many different times and places, from Plato to Henry Lawson, the great national writer of Australia.

A lecture by Judith Shklar, the John Cowles Professor of Government at Harvard University, scheduled for Wed. (Sept. 23), has been cancelled. Shklar has suffered a heart attack.

Choir forming to sing for MLK Day celebration

The University’s business and finance units are organizing a choir to perform at the Martin Luther King Day program Jan. 18. Practices are tentatively scheduled 3:30–5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Student Theater Arts Complex, 1111 Kipke Drive.

Formal musical training is not necessary, and all staff are encouraged to join. For information or to volunteer, contact Mary Jo Huber, University Stores, 3580 Varsity Drive, 2227, 998-7070.

CP&P offers guide to writing reference letters

Ease the process of writing reference letters by consulting a new publication Writing Reference Letters: a Guide for Faculty, Teaching Assistants and Staff. The guide, prepared by Career Planning and Placement, offers tips for letter writers as well as up-to-date legal and ethical issues related to reference letters. To receive a free copy, contact Simone Taylor, 764-7458.

State Street walking tour scheduled Sept. 30

The U-M Event Planners and State Street Area Association are offering guided tours of the State Street Area 3–5 p.m. Sept. 30 (Oct. 14 if it rains).

The tours are designed to make University faculty and staff aware of the unique attributes of this area so they can become informed hosts for visiting scholars and guests.

Tour participants will meet at the corner of North University and State Street; tours of specific interest areas, such as restaurants, bookstores and merchandise, will be offered.

To make reservations, call 747-4999 or 763-0631 by 3 p.m. Sept. 28. Parking vouchers will be validated for participants who park in the Liberty Square and Maynard Street parking structures.

Marquis scheduled Sept. 25-26

The Ann Arbor Film Cooperative will present the Ann Arbor premiere of Marquis at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sept. 25–26 in Auditorium 4, Modern Languages Bldg.

Made in 1990 by French filmmaker Henri Xhonneux, Marquis is based on the writings of the Marquis de Sade and conceived by satirist-caricaturist Roland Topor.

Lecturer will examine libraries’ new visions and missions

Marilyn Miller, president of the American Library Association, the largest library association in the country, will deliver a free, public lecture, “New Visions and New Missions for Librarians,” at 1:30 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 24) in the Ehrlicher Room, School of Information and Library Studies.

Get tips on caring for aging relatives

Turner Geriatric Services will present a six-session course on Caring for Aging Relatives 5:30–7:30 p.m. consecutive Mondays beginning Oct. 12 at Turner Geriatric Clinic, 1010 Wall St.

To register, $30 per person or $50 per couple, call 764-2556. Financial assistance is available.

A free, caring-for-aging-relatives support group will meet noon–1:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Nov. 19 and Dec. 19. To register, call 764-2556.

Nov. 6 application deadline for NSF grad research fellowships

Students selected for awards in the 1993–94 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship competitions will receive stipends of $14,000 for a 12-month fellowship and a cost-of-education allowance of $7,500, which exempts the fellow from paying tuition and fees.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program is comprised of separate competitions for Graduate Fellowships and Minority Graduate Fellowships, each with additional awards for women in engineering.

For information and application materials, write to The Fellowship Office, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Ave., Washington, D.C., 20418, or call (202) 334-2872.

Pick up stipend checks at 1015 LS&A Building

All stipend checks and financial aid payments previously picked up at Student Financial Operations are now to be picked up at the Cashier’s Office, 1015 LS&A Bldg.

Revised guide for people with visual impairments available

Turner Geriatric Clinic and the W.K. Kellogg Eye Center have published an updated and revised Resource Guide for People with Visual Impairment. The 78-page guide contains information on services and aids available to people with low vision, including books and libraries, financial assistance, appliances, and recreational services.

The book offers a new section on resources for children with vision problems in addition to services for adults.

Free copies of the resource guide are available at Turner Clinic, 1010 Wall St., and Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall St. There is a $2 mailing charge. For information, call 764-2556. Publication of the guide was paid for through a grant from the Friends of the U-M Hospitals.

Novelist Murakami will lecture Sept. 24

Haruki Murakami, Japan’s best-selling contemporary novelist, will lecture at noon Thurs. (Sept. 24) in the Lane Hall Commons Room. During his talk on “The Modern Novel and the Modern Japanese Language,” Murakami will discuss how the form of the modern novel correlates with the Japanese language. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The graduate of Waseda University in Tokyo started his literary career with Hear the Wind Song, which received the Gunzo Prize for New Writers in 1979. His other books include A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.

U-M-Flint plans conference on economic development

To address the issue of economic decline in industrial communities like Flint, the U-M-Flint will host a national conference on economic development May 4–6, 1993.

Organizers are inviting proposals for presentations by community leaders and others involved with innovative business and industrial ventures. Scholars representing many disciplines and practitioners in a variety of fields will join to address problems and issues surrounding development of local community responses to economic decline.

Ideas or formal proposals for presentations should be submitted to George Lord, Department of Sociology, 422 Classroom and Office Bldg., U-M-Flint, Flint, MI 48502-2186. Lord can be contacted at 762-3340 or by FAX at 762-3687.

Celebrate Family Week

Family Housing’s second annual Celebrate Family Week continues through Fri. (Sept. 25). Activities include workshops on parenting styles and skills, recycling, health insurance and health risk appraisals, and family fitness; a family fitness and exercise gala; and a child-parent play group. For details, call Family Housing, 764-9998.

Welcome international faculty

The Faculty Women’s Club invites female faculty members and wives of new faculty members from other countries to participate in the Hospitality for World Visitors Group. For information, call Ernestina Parravano, 662-3724, or Helen Gay, 769-1804.

Sara Browne Smith Group hosts membership kickoff

The Sara Browne Smith Group will host its membership kickoff reception for guests and prospective members 5–7 p.m. Wed. (Sept. 23) at the Alumni Center’s Founders Room.

The group promotes the interests of the

U-M and closer fellowship among alumni, faculty, friends and students through the Alumnae Council. The group is not limited to U-M graduates. Any person who is interested in supporting scholarship activities is welcome.

U-M-Dearborn will dedicate remodeled Science Building

U-M-Dearborn’s Natural Sciences Department will dedicate its remodeled Science Bldg. and new wing by celebrating “The Past, Present and Future of Science and Education” with a colloquium, banquet, presentation and tours Fri. and Sat. (Sept. 25–26).

The colloquium on “Achieving Scientific Literacy” will be given 3:30–5:30 p.m. Fri. in Room 179, Engineering Laboratory Bldg. (ELB), by Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, professor of chemistry and director of the Institute of Chemical Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The lecture will be followed by chemistry demonstrations.

An alumni banquet is scheduled later that evening, 7–9:30 p.m. at the Grand Manor, Fairlane.

Bill Aldridge, executive director of the National Science Teachers’ Association, will give the symposium lecture on “Scope, Sequence and Coordination” 9:30–10:30 a.m. Sat., Room 179 ELB.

For information, call the Natural Sciences Office, 593-5277.

Experienced in statistics?

Volunteers experienced in statistics are needed to read for students in Introduction to Statistical Reasoning who have visual impairments or learning disabilities. To volunteer or for information about other volunteer opportunities, call Services for Students with Disabilities, 763-3000.

Special movie showing Sept. 23

Individuals with vision and hearing problems will have the opportunity to watch a free showing of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids 1–3 p.m. Wed. (Sept. 23) at the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium, 990 Wall Street.

The movie offers descriptions especially designed for people with visual impairments. The auditorium also has an infrared hearing system with headsets for 12 hearing impaired persons.

The movie is sponsored by Turner Clinic’s low vision group and is provided by the Greater Detroit Society for the Blind with funding from the Area Agency on Aging 1B. For information, call 764-2556.

Critical Theory Colloquium lectures begin Sept. 23

The Critical Theory Colloquium, an interdisciplinary series of lectures by U-M and visiting faculty, begins Wed. (Sept. 23) with Richard Burton, visiting professor of Romance languages from the School of African and Asian Studies at the University of Sussex, speaking on “‘Ki moun nou ye’? The Idea of Difference in Contemporary Martinican Thought.”

All of the lectures are at 8 p.m. in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.

Other lectures scheduled:

Oct. 21, Patricia Simons, associate professor of women’s studies and of history of art, “Lesbian (In)Visibility in Italian Renaissance Culture: Diana and her Nymphs, donna con donna.”

Nov. 4, Walter D. Mignolo, professor of Latin American literature and literary theory, and Fernando Coronil, Michigan Society of Fellows, “Can the Subaltern Speak? Can the Subaltern Write Or, It Isn’t Easy Being Green.”

Dec. 2, Thomas M. Kavanagh, professor of French and chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literature, “Chance and the Novel: Prevost’s Manon Lescaut.”

For information, call Catherine Brown, 747-2680, or John Graham, 747-2645.

CMENAS hosts open house

The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS) will host an open house 4–6 p.m. Fri. (Sept. 25) at Room 144, Lane Hall.

Student Organization Accounts Service office open weekdays

The Student Organization Accounts Service (SOAS) office’s fall and winter term hours are 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. SOAS is located in the Michigan Union Business Office, Room G513.

New resources available to support faculty research

New resources are now available through the Rackham Faculty Grants and Fellowships Program to support faculty research, scholarship and creative activities. Faculty may apply for either a grant or a summer fellowship, or for a grant and a fellowship to be used at the same time.

As of fall term, the total amount of any award is increased from $10,000 to $15,000. The aggregate amount that an individual faculty member may receive in grants for any seven-year period has been increased from $15,000 to $20,000.

Oct. 9 is the application deadline for this fall’s competition. An application for both grants and fellowships can be obtained from 1004 Rackham Bldg. or by calling Barbara Wood, 764-8221.

2 lectures on women and Middle East scheduled today

Sociology Prof. Nilufer Gole of Turkey’s Bo-gazici University will give two lectures today (Sept. 21) on women and the Middle East.

Gole will discuss “Islamic Veiling in Turkey and Egypt” at noon in Lane Hall Commons Room and “Veiling and Civilization (in Turkey)” at 4 p.m. in the fourth floor East Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.

Both lectures, sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Department of Sociology and the Women’s Studies Program, are free and open to the public. For information, call 764-0350.

Parent to Parent sessions start next week

Informal parent discussion groups where parents can talk with other parents about common concerns begin the week of Sept. 28.

Sponsored by Family Care Resources and Human Resource Development, the “Parent to Parent” discussion groups are organized by interest areas. Each group will meet for five sessions at noon at a location to be announced when participants register.

The New and Expectant Parents group will meet Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 29. The Working Parents group will meet Wednesdays beginning Sept. 30. The Step Parents group will meet Thursdays beginning Oct. 1. The Single Parents group will meet Mondays beginning Oct. 5.

For information or to register, call 998-6133.

Students invited to Kaffeestunde

The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures invites all students of German to its weekly Kaffeestunde scheduled 4:30–6 p.m. Tuesdays in the Conference Room, third floor of the Modern Languages Bldg. For information, call 747-0232 or 747-0248.

Gillian Anderson will give pre-performance lecture

Gillian Anderson, who will conduct the Michigan Sinfonietta performance of the original score of The Thief of Bagdad at 8 p.m. Sat. (Sept. 26) at the Michigan Theater, will lecture at 4 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 24) in Lecture Room 1, Modern Languages Bldg. Her lecture is titled “A Vital Emotional Symphony: Mortimer Wilson’s Score for the The Thief of Bagdad.”

The symphony orchestra, under Anderson’s direction, will accompany a newly restored version of the silent film starring Douglas Fairbanks.

Tickets for The Thief of Bagdad, $15 ($13 for Michigan Theater members and $10 for students with identification), are available at the Michigan Theater Box Office. The Program in Film and Video Studies is a sponsor.

Freeing Estonian archives from Soviet controls

Peep Pillak, archival administrator of Estonia, will lecture at 4 p.m. today (Sept. 21) in Lane Hall Commons Room on “Freeing the National Archival Legacy from Soviet Controls: The Case of Estonia.”

Pillak has taught archival studies in the Estonian Humanitarian Institute in Tallinn and has served as president of the Estonian Council of Young Archivists.

The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies and the Bentley Historical Library.