The University Record, April 4, 1994


Research, ethics topic of presentation

David H. Smith, director of the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, Indiana University, will discuss “Research and the Teaching of Ethics” at 3:15 p.m. today (April 4) in Rackham Amphitheater.

The lecture, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, will be followed by a panel discussion and then a reception in the West Conference Room.

Smith will argue in his lecture that teaching ethics is imperative for two reasons:

  • Teaching affects the way people see the world so it affects a person’s character.

  • Science is a profession that is sustained by a set of value commitments, which must be discussed.

    He also will discuss some practical problems in the teaching of ethics.

    Panelists will include George R. Carignan, associate dean for graduate education and research, College of Engineering; Irwin J. Goldstein, associate dean for research and graduate studies, Medical School; William C. Stebbins, associate dean for faculty programs, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies; and Nicholas H. Steneck, director of the Historical Center for the Health Sciences.

    Promotional materials for M-CARE, Fair Lane honored

    Promotion materials for M-CARE and the Henry Ford Estate-Fair Lane on the U-M-Dearborn campus have received Addy Awards in competition sponsored by the Ann Arbor Ad Club.

    M-CARE, the University’s managed health care organization, was honored for “How to Reduce Corporate Healthcare Costs,” a three-dimensional direct mail package and audiocassette program.

    Fair Lane, a national historic landmark, was recognized for “Enriching the Legacy,” a fund-raising brochure for one of the major projects of the University’s $1 billion Campaign for Michigan.

    Both entries were designed, written and produced by alumni Diane Tucker and Mike Tucker of Ann Arbor.

    Panel will discuss ‘Asia in the 21st Century’

    A panel will discuss “Asia in the 21st Century: The Challenge for Sustainable Development” 7–9 p.m. April 13 in the Faculty Lounge, third floor, School of Public Health Bldg. I.

    Panelists will include Kenneth Lieberthal, professor of political science, and Tim Titus, managing director of the U.S.-Asia Environmental Partnership, a new department at the U.S. Agency for International Development. The discussion will be moderated by Yuzuru Takeshita, professor of population planning and international health. The program is sponsored by the Population-Environment Dynamics Project of the School of Public Health.

    Faculty needed to participate in parent orientation program

    The Office of Orientation is seeking faculty to participate in its Parent Orientation Program this summer. A key part of the program is the faculty discussion that takes place on the second afternoon of the two-day program.

    Orientation is scheduled June 12–Aug. 11. Faculty discussions are scheduled 4–5:30 Monday–Thursday at the Michigan Union. Generally, faculty members volunteer for one or two afternoon programs. Interested faculty members should contact Camilo Fonte

    cilla, 764-6290, or send e-mail to camilo@

    Regents will meet April 14–15

    The Regents are scheduled to hold their monthly meeting April 14–15.

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

    Student tickets available for Dalai Lama’s lecture

    Free tickets are available for the Dalai Lama’s student lecture at 2 p.m. April 22 at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets, limited to one per student with I.D., can be picked up at the Michigan Union Ticket Office. For information, call 763-8587.

    Learn about estrogen

    Cheryl Bord, adult nurse practitioner at the Northeast Ann Arbor Health Center, will present a program about estrogen 6:30–8:30 p.m. Thurs. (April 7) at the Center, 2200 Green Road.

    Bord will discuss the functions of estrogen, its role in preventing disease and maintaining health, and the importance and safety of estrogen replacement therapy.

    To pre-register, call 998-7485. A $5 fee is payable at the door.

    Rafael Cancel-Miranda will talk about prisons

    Rafael Cancel-Miranda, who served 25 years in U.S. jails and who was granted amnesty by President Jimmy Carter, will discuss “Maximum Security Prisons in the United States: The Hidden Agenda” at noon Thurs. (April 7) in the Wolverine Room, Michigan Union.

    Cancel-Miranda will speak later that day, at 7 p.m. in Auditorium C, Angell Hall, on “40 Years After the Attack on the U.S. Congress: Terrorism or Freedom Fighting?”

    The lectures are presented by the Puerto Rican Solidarity Organization. For information, call 747-9416 or 971-1539.

    Global Positioning System topic of lecture, demonstration

    David P. Lusch, research specialist at the Center for Remote Sensing, Michigan State University, will lecture about the Global Positioning System (GPS) and its use in natural resource management noon–1 p.m. April 13 in Room 1520, Dana Bldg. Frank Sapio, leader of the Forest Health Program in the Forest Management Division of Natural Resources, will demonstrate GPS equipment 1–2 p.m.

    The program is sponsored by the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, U-M student chapter, which is part of the School of Natural Resources and Environment. For information, call 763-5803.

    Workshop focuses on toxicology

    A workshop on funding opportunities in reproductive and developmental toxicology will be held 9 a.m.–5 p.m. April 27 and 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. April 28 in the Koessler Library, third floor, Michigan League. The first session will include presentations by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) representatives. Individual and small group meetings with NIEHS representatives will be held during the second session.

    The workshops are sponsored by the Department of Environmental and Industrial Health, the Reproductive Sciences Program, the School of Public Health and NIEHS. To register, call Carol Knox, 763-0248.

    Rockclimbing trip slated for April 16

    The pre-trip meeting for the April 16 Department of Recreational Sports’ Rockclimbing Day Trip will be held 7–10 p.m. April 13 at the North Campus Recreation Bldg. Participants will climb Grand Ledge Park’s 50-foot cliffs.

    The fee, $50, includes lunch, transportation, equipment and instruction. To register, call the Outdoor Recreation Center, 764-3967.

    Fall orientation scheduled Aug. 31– Sept. 2

    New undergraduates who do not attend a summer orientation program for freshmen or transfer students are required to attend fall orientation to enroll at the U-M. The three-day fall program—Aug. 31–Sept. 2—includes all necessary placement testing, general information sessions, advising and class registration. For information, call 764-6290.

    Pharmacy offers internships

    The College of Pharmacy is offering paid eight-week summer internships to minority students attending Willow Run, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Belleville high schools. Students will take part in laboratory research and work with pharmaceutical scientists.

    The program begins June 27 and ends Aug. 19. Applications are due by May 27 to: Valener Perry, assistant dean, College of Pharmacy, 428 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1065.

    For more information, call the College of Pharmacy at 764-5550.

    Utsumi will discuss telecommuncations today

    Yoshio Utsumi, director general of the International Affairs Department of the Japanese Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, will discuss “Telecommunications and the U.S.-Japan Trade Relationship” at 4 p.m. today (April 4) in the Michigan Room, School of Business Administration.

    The lecture is part of the Mitsui Life Distinguished Lecture Series. A reception will follow the lecture.

    Volunteer program opportunity for teens to learn about careers

    Informational meetings about the Medical Center’s Summer Teen Volunteer Program will be held 4–5 p.m. April 19, 7–8 p.m. April 21 and 6–7 p.m. April 25 in Room 2C108, second level, University Hospital. The volunteer program is an opportunity for young people to learn about different health careers. For information, call 936-4327.

    Learn about GradCare

    The Benefits Office will offer GradCare Informational Sessions 3–4:30 p.m. April 13 in the East Conference Room, Rackham Bldg., and 8:30–10 a.m. April 14 in Room 1311, HBCS.

    Anyone who deals with the GradCare health plan is encouraged to attend.

    Lecturer will focus on the Parthenon

    Joan Breton Connelly, associate professor of fine arts at New York University, will present a lecture titled “Parthenon and Parthenoi: A Mythological Interpretation of the Parthenon Frieze” at 4 p.m. Tues. (April 5) in Auditorium D, Angell Hall. A reception in the Museum of Art will follow the lecture.

    Connelly’s new interpretation connects the famous frieze with an episode in the myth-history of earth Athens, which was celebrated in the lost tragedy, the “Erechtheus” by Euripides. Her theory challenges the traditional interpretation of the frieze as a depiction of the Panathenaic procession.

    The event is sponsored by the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Department of Classical Studies, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, and Museum of Art. For additional information, contact the Department of Classical Studies at 747-2330.

    Law Day planned for students of color

    The first Law Day for Students of Color will be held 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Thurs. (April 7) in the Pendleton Room, Michigan Union. The program includes a panel presentation on admissions at 10 a.m., followed by a law school fair. A reception begins at 3 p.m. in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union.

    The event, sponsored by the Law School and Career Planning and Placement (CP&P), will offer students the opportunity to meet with law school admissions representatives and learn about opportunities in the legal profession.

    For information, call CP&P, 764-7460.

    Panel will discuss careers in international affairs

    A panel will discuss “After the Cold War: Dilemmas, Opportunities, and Careers in International Affairs” at 4 p.m. today (April 4) in the Hussey Room, Michigan League.

    Panelists, all members of the Association of Black American Ambassadors, include Horace G. Dawson Jr., former ambassador to Botswana; Ronald D.F. Palmer, former ambassador to Togo, Malaysia and Mauritius; and Arlene Render, former ambassador to Gambia.

    They will talk about key issues facing the public and policy-makers in the post-Cold War era, their own careers in the U.S. diplomatic service and opportunities for students in international affairs.

    The program is sponsored by the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, the King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Professors Program, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Multicultural Initiatives. For information, call 764-5513.

    Lecture will focus on French Canadian women

    Kathleen Collins, assistant professor of French at U-M-Dearborn, will report on her research on French Canadian women noon–1 p.m. Tues. (April 5) in Room 1524, Rackham Bldg., as part of the Institute for the Humanities brown-bag series. Her topic: “Identifying Site: The Quebecoise Body.”

    Amnesty International’s next meeting focuses on Tibet

    Information about Tibet will be featured at the Ann Arbor chapter of Amnesty International meeting at 7:30 p.m. April 12 in the Welker Room, Michigan Union. The meeting is planned in conjunction with the visit of the Dalai Lama to the U-M later this month. Amnesty International is concerned about the continued Chinese occupation of the Dalai Lama’s homeland. For information, call 668-0660.

    Library students will showcase projects

    The Information and Library Studies Student Association and the U-M student chapter of the American Society for Information Science will host the Student Projects Showcase 1–4 p.m. Thurs. (April 7) in the School of Information and Library Science, Ehrlicher Room, 411 West Engingeering Bldg.

    The showcase is an opportunity for current SILS students and recent graduates to exhibit electronic and non-electronic projects completed in their course of study, including completed research, products and services.

    2 lectures focus on Islamic law

    Baber Johansen, professor of Islamic Studies at Freie Universitat Berlin and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, will give two lectures on Islamic Law today (April 4).

    The first, “Valorization of the Human Body in Islamic Law,” will be at noon in the Lane Hall Commons Room.

    “Truth and Knowledge in the Qadi’s Judgment” is the topic of a lecture at 4 p.m. in Room 120, Hutchins Hall. Refreshments will be served following the second lecture.

    The lectures are sponsored by the Law School and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.

    Faculty innovations featured at Focus on Teaching

    “Language and Discrimination” and “Helping Students Know What They Know” will be the topics at the next Focus on Teaching, 3–5 p.m. Wed. (April 6) in Room 1706, Willard Henry Dow Laboratory.

    Rosini Lippi-Green, professor of German and linguistics, and Ed Rothman, professor of statistics, will present their work.

    The Focus on Teaching series is sponsored by the Information Technology Division’s Office of Instructional Technology and the LS&A Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education.

    Hearings on proposed smoking policy scheduled today, Tuesday

    The University’s Smoking Policy Revision Implementation Committee will hold public hearings on proposed changes in the U-M’s smoking policy 10 a.m.–noon today (April 4) in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union, and 2–4 p.m. Tues. (April 5) in the North Campus Commons.

    To address the committee at one of the public hearings, call the Staff and Union Relations office, 763-2387.

    Workshop focuses on helping a friend or parent who is dying

    Mary Lindquist, director of Arbor Hospice, will lead an Eldercare Workshop titled “Helping a Friend or Parent Who is Dying” noon–1 p.m. Wed. (April 6) in Room 4, Michigan League. The workshop is sponsored by the Family Care Resources Program. To pre-register, call 998-6133.

    Faculty Women’s Club spring luncheon is April 13

    The Faculty Women’s Club will hold its spring luncheon and annual meeting 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. April 13 at the Michigan League Ballroom. The lunch is $12 per person.

    For reservations, call Karen Brunsting, 741-4707, or Helen Birdsall, 434-0769.

    Turkish Cultural Film Series featured on cable TV

    Films that are part of the Turkish Cultural Film Series sponsored by the Turkish Student Association are being shown 8–9 p.m. Mondays and noon–1 p.m. Wednesdays this month on the Ann Arbor Community Access Channel, Cable Channel 9.

    Films scheduled:

    Today and Wed. (April 4 and April 6), Echoes of Anatolia: Turkish State Folk Dance Ensemble in New York City;

    April 11 and April 13, Ballad of Wood and Legend of Uslu;

    April 18 and April 20, Turkiye: 9000 Years New, The Tree of Life and Children’s Festival;

    April 25 and April 27, Ballad of Carpet.

    For information, call Hakan Sahin, 996-0185.

    de Pietro will discuss Family and Medical Leave Act

    Leslie A. de Pietro, coordinator of the Family Care Resources Program, will discuss the Family and Medical Leave Act at the Commission for Women meeting noon–1 p.m. April 13 in the Michigan Room, Michigan League.

    She will discuss the political forces and demographic trends that propelled the passage of the bill as well as how it affects employees and departments at the U-M.

    Participants may bring a lunch or purchase one in the League cafeterias.

    2 lectures in Gomberg series scheduled this month

    John E. Bercaw from the California Institute of Technology will discuss “Synthetic, Structural and Mechanistic Approaches to Ziegler-Natta Polymerization of Olefins” at 4 p.m. Tues. (April 5) in Room 1640, Willard Henry Dow Laboratory. The lecture is part of the Moses Gomberg Lecture Series, sponsored by the

    Department of Chemistry and E.I. DuPont

    DeNemours & Co.

    Also scheduled in the series: Harry B. Gray of the California Institute of Technology, “Electron Tunneling in Structurally Engineered Heme Proteins,” at 4 p.m. April 19 in the same location.

    James will discuss U.S. legal system and Christians today

    Bernie James, professor of constitutional law at Pepperdine University and a Law School graduate, will discuss “The U.S. Legal System and Christians Today” during two lectures Sat. (April 9). He will talk about “Religious Hostility in an Age of Tolerance” at 2 p.m. and “Symbolic Speech for Christians” at 7 p.m. in Lecture Room 2, Modern Languages Bldg.

    James, who lectures on legal issues in the United States and Canada, serves as a commentator on constitutional law for C-SPAN and for Los Angeles-area radio stations. He is First Amendment contributing editor to the American Bar Association’s Preview Journal.

    James’ visit is sponsored by the Students of the Ann Arbor Church of Christ.

    Latin American Week celebrations begin today

    A talk by Cuban artist and dancer Rene Da-vid Chamizo will highlight Latin American Week, which runs through Sat. (April 9).

    Chamizo, known for his three-dimensional fiber sculptures, will discuss “The African Roots of Cuban Culture: The Music and Dance of the Orishas” at 7 p.m. Thurs. (April 7) in the Pendleton Room, Michigan Union.

    Latin American Week festivities also include a Latin film presentation at 7 p.m. Wed. (April 6) in Angell Hall Auditorium A, and the “Gran Baile Final,” featuring a Latino band, at 9 p.m. Fri. (April 8) at the Michigan Union Ballroom.

    For more information, call Katalina Berdy, 763-9044.