The University Record, April 18, 1994


Women’s health issues subject of symposium Wednesday

“Women’s Health—It’s Not a Trivial Pursuit” is the theme of the Michigan Initiative for Women’s Health (MIWH) symposium, 1–5 p.m. Wednesday (April 20) in the Hussey Room, Michigan League.

History Prof. Martin S. Pernick will present the keynote address on “Historical Constructions of Women’s Health and Wellness” at 1 p.m.

Two panel discussions will follow:

  • 1:45–2:45 p.m.: Access to Health Care: David R. Williams, associate professor of sociology, will address “Marginalization in the Health Care System” and Ruth Campbell, social work specialist, U-M Hospitals Social Work Office, will discuss “Women as Caregivers.”

  • 3:15–4:15 p.m.: Immune Issues: Chaim M. Brickman, director of the Lupus Clinic at Sinai Hospital in Detroit, will discuss “Autoimmune Disorders Among Women,” and Linda Wise, program service coordinator, Children’s Immune Disorder Agency in Detroit, will discuss “Community Advocacy of HIV-Infected Mothers.” David L. Chambers, the Wade H. McCree Jr. Collegiate Professor of Law, will discuss “AIDS and the Law.”

  • 4:15–4:30 p.m.: MaryFran R. Sowers, associate professor of epidemiology and MIWH co-chair, will summarize the symposium findings and discuss new directions for research and action in women’s health.

    5 win Volunteer Spirit Awards

    Three students, a faculty member and an alumnus have received the Buick Motor Division Volunteer Spirit Award for service on campus and in the community. The winners, selected by a committee of students, faculty members and administrators, each receive five shares of GM common stock and a plaque.

    Recipients and some of their volunteer activities include students Benjamin B. Bolger, SAFE House, Michigan Dyslexia Institute and Maxey Boys Correctional Facility; Rebekah A. Lewis, Ozone House and Sar-El; and Miriam H. Vogel, Teen Political Action Committee, Hand-to-Hand Homeless Organization and the White House;

    U-M resident director and adjunct lecturer Deborah J. Lenz, WQBN Serve; and alumnus Jennifer L. Rochon, Peace Corps.

    The Volunteer Spirit Awards were created in 1987 to acknowledge and support the volunteer efforts of students, faculty and alumni at colleges and universities across the country.

    HHS administrator to speak

    Bruce C. Vladeck, administrator for the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will speak on “Integration of Acute and Long-term Care Services” at 2 p.m. Thurs. (April 21) in Rackham Amphitheater. His presentation is the third annual Bennett J. Cohen Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Institute of Gerontology.

    As HCFA administrator, Vladeck directs the Medicare and Medicaid programs, which help pay the medical bills of 76 million Americans at a projected cost of almost $230 billion for fiscal 1993. He also serves as a key health policy adviser to the agency’s secretary and other top administration officials. He is the author of Unloving Care: The Nursing Home Tragedy, published in 1981.

    Cohen, who died in 1990, was the faculty director for the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine and a pioneer in the field of laboratory animal science. He was among the first scientists to use aged laboratory animals for research on aging.

    Coming: 810 area code change

    Last December, Ameritech announced the formation of a new area code—810—for Oakland, Macomb, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair and Sanilac counties, plus parts of Saginaw, Shiawassee and Livingston counties. Since then, calls to affected phone numbers have been accepted using either the 313 or 810 area code.

    The dual area code transition period will end Aug. 10. After that date, all calls placed to phone numbers in the 810 area code will require use of the 810 prefix.

    Charges for calls to numbers in the new area code will not change. Without the new area code, all potential phone numbers in the 313 area code would have been exhausted by the end of this year.

    Benefits Offices close for brief period April 26

    The Benefits Offices located in the Administrative Services Bldg. at Hoover and Greene and on the eighth floor of the 300 North Ingalls Bldg. will be closed on April 26 as follows: Administrative Services Bldg., 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.; North Ingalls, 11:30 a.m.–1:45 p.m.. Regular hours resume after those times.

    Argentina’s ambassador to speak

    Raul Granillo Ocampo, Republic of Argentina ambassador to the United States, will give a talk at 10 a.m. Wed. (April 20) in the Phelps Lounge, School of Business Administration. He will discuss issues related to international economic development, including the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the Argentinian, Brazilian and Paraguayan markets, followed by a question and answer session.

    Ocampo’s presentation is sponsored by the International Institute and the Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. For information, call 763-7301.

    Neal to address Research Club

    Vice President for Research Homer A. Neal will discuss “Research Issues at U of M” at the U-M Research Club meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thurs. (April 21) in the East Conference Room, Rackham Bldg. The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

    Guide to U-M activities in Detroit available

    A limited number of copies of the new publication A Guide to University of Michigan Activities in Metropolitan Detroit are now available. Contact the Office of the President, 764-6270, to obtain copies.

    Women of Color Task Force hosts recruitment luncheon

    Interested individuals are invited to attend a Women of Color Task Force recruitment luncheon 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. May 5 in the Hussey Room, Michigan League.

    The task force hopes to recruit U-M employees to plan the annual Women of Color Career Conference and other activities. Membership on the task force provides an opportunity to develop both professional and personal skills.

    Those interested in attending should RSVP to the Program on Conflict Management Alternatives, 763-0472, or e-mail Venora Johnson@um no later than April 29.

    Senate Assembly meets today

    Agenda items for today’s (April 18) 3:15 p.m. meeting of Senate Assembly in Rackham Amphitheater include evaluations of student affairs by Vice President for Student Affairs Maureen A. Hartford, an update on flexible benefits and a report on evaluation of deans.

    George Brewer will report on the March 2 faculty governance retreat, Wilfred Kaplan will report on the Budget Study Committee, and outgoing chair Henry C. Griffin will make remarks. Refreshments will be served in the Assembly Hall at 2:45 p.m.

    Robb to address biotech group

    Robert L. Robb, director of the Technology Management Office, will address the Michigan Biotechnology Association (MBA) on April 26. He will discuss “Technology Transfer and the Role of Financial Return.” The 6:30 p.m. program at the Livonia Marriot Hotel will be preceded by a mixer at 5:30 p.m. The University is a member of MBA and is represented on its board of directors. The cost of the program is $20 for MBA members, $30 for guests. For information or to register, call (313) 930-9740.

    CEW to award scholarships

    The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) will award 30 CEW Margaret Dow Towsley Scholarships for Women Tues. (April 19). The Mary Malcomson Raphael Fellowship will be presented, as will the first Ann Frances Millman Scholarship. The program and reception begin at 7:30 p.m. in Rackham Amphitheater. Featured speaker Carol Smokler, a consultant in sports psychology, will discuss educated women as models of motivation and commitment.

    Work-Study ends April 23

    The winter term Work-Study Program ends Sat. (April 23). Work-Study employee time reports must be submitted to supervisors by Fri. (April 22) for students to receive their final pay April 29 and for employer accounts to receive reimbursement.

    The beginning work date for spring term Work-Study is May 4. Questions? Call 763-4128.

    Turner series focuses on aging

    The third presentation in the Turner Geriatric Clinic’s free, public series on “Aging–How to Make the Most of It” will be held

    1–3 p.m. Wed. (April 20) at the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium, 990 Wall St. Catherine McClary, account executive with Rony & Company will speak on “Taking Care of Your Assets.”

    The fourth presentation in the series, April 27 at the same time and location, is a panel of Turner’s peer counselors talking on “What’s Fun and How to Have It.” The final presentation May 4 features Andrew Achenbaum speaking from a philosophical perspective of aging on “What’s It All About?”

    AAUP meeting will focus on collective bargaining

    The annual U-M chapter meeting of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) on Thurs. (April 21) will focus on collective bargaining. Speakers will be Jack Nightingale of Eastern Michigan University, president of the Michigan Conference of AAUP; Susan Fino, president of Wayne State University’s AAUP chapter; and L. Nathan Oaklander, president of the U-M-Flint AAUP chapter. The open meeting begins at noon in the Michigan Room, Michigan League. A short business meeting will precede the program.

    Anthropologist to speak on ‘Making of Modern Amman’

    Seteney Shami, Visiting Mellon Professor at the University of Chicago, will discuss “Domesticating Space: Mobility, Gender and Power in the Making of Modern Amman” at noon today (April 18) in the Lane Hall Commons Room.

    Shami, who also is associate professor of anthropology at Yarmouk University, will base his comments on the often repeated view of the inhabitants of Amman, Jordan, that they are not living in a “real” city. These discourses of discontent are explored as a means of understanding how the identities of cities are constructed and presented.

    His presentation is sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, and the Department of Anthropology.

    Michigan League celebrates 65th anniversary

    The Michigan League is celebrating its 65th anniversary. An exhibition representing the League’s past and present will be on display in the lobby alcove through June 10.

    Monroe van pool seeks riders

    Ten van pool riders from the Monore area are needed. The monthly cost is $65 per person and will be payroll-deducted. Price includes the round trip and parking at the University. Riders must be able to leave Monroe at 6:30 a.m. and leave University Hospital at 5 p.m., Monday–Friday. For information, call Barbara Poore, 936-4532.

    Phi Kappa Phi to hold initiation and reception April 28

    The U-M chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, a national honor society established in 1900 for outstanding juniors and seniors in all disciplines, will hold an initiation and reception for new student members and honorary faculty at 6 p.m. April 28 in the Founders Room, Alumni Center. New and long-term members of the society, both students and faculty, are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

    Brighton Health Center sponsors program on caring for newborns

    A free program on caring for newborns will be offered for expectant mothers, fathers and grandparents 5:30–6:30 p.m. Tues. (April 19) at the Brighton Health Center. Pediatrician Inta Ertel and pediatric nurse practitioner Mary Ann Komarynski will discuss the basics of infant health care, including what is normal and when parents should take action. Questions and group discussion will be encouraged. To register, call (810) 227-9510. The center is located at 8685 West Grand River.

    Diabetes support group meets first Tuesday of month

    Turner Geriatric Services is sponsoring a free diabetes support group for people over age 60. It meets the first Tuesday of each month 1:30–3 p.m. at Turner Geriatric Clinic, 1010 Wall St. The group is designed to provide a supportive environment that is conducive to discussion, as well as being educational. Martha Funnell will discuss “Problem-Solving Your Diabetes Care” on May 3. Parking is available and no registration is required. For information, Call Janet Fogler or Paula Park, 764-2556.

    Senate aide will speak on health care reform

    Patrick DeLeon, administrative assistant to U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, will discuss upcoming health care reforms and how they will affect the way home health care is provided in the keynote address of the Ninth National Nursing Symposium on Health Care.

    The symposium, to be held May 19–20 at the Michigan League, is sponsored by the Community Health Division of the School of Nursing. Developed in 1985 under a Division of Nursing grant, the symposium provides a forum for nurses and administrators in the field of home health care to share ideas and innovations.

    Other guest speakers will discuss “Improving Memory,” “Issues and Solutions in the Delivery of Home Care,” and “After Hours Pediatric Telephone Triage.” More than 30 other presentations will be given on topics ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics.

    For more information or to register, call Lori Eaton, 747-0329.

    Memorial service will honor FrederickWagman

    Members of the University community are invited to attend a memorial service honoring Frederick H. Wagman at 4 p.m. Tues. (April 19) at the Alumni Center. Wagman, who died March 19, was a former director of the University Library and professor emeritus of information and library studies.

    ‘Life’ focus of final dance concert

    “Life ... How to Stay Crunchy in Milk” is the title of the final dance concert of the Dance Department’s choreographic production and design class at 8 p.m. Fri. (April 22) in the Betty Pease Studio in the Dance Bldg.

    Original works by Kristen Louise Lightbody, David Genson and Darby Crouse delve into perspectives and interesting twists on life.

    Admission is free. For information, contact Suzanne Jones, 763-5460, or Darby Crouse, 741-9784.

    Great Lakes Quartet will give Gifts of Art concert

    The Great Lakes Quartet will perform ensemble numbers from opera, operetta and Broadway at 12:30 p.m. Thurs. (April 21) in the University Hospital first floor lobby. Quartet members Julia Broxholm, Chris Grapentine, Wendy Bloom and Todd Grager work with pianist Mark Wickens. Gifts of Art is a program of U-M Hospitals.

    Seminar on Islam offered to teachers June 26–30

    A seminar on “Islam and the Remapping of Identities” will be held for secondary and community college teachers June 26–30. Topics to be covered include Islamic peoples and movements around the world; gender, art and architecture; stereotyping; and Islamic beliefs and rituals.

    The seminar is sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, and the International Institute.

    The seminar fee is $25. Application deadline is April 29. For information, call Donna Parmelee, 747-4185, or Betsy Barlow, 764-0350.

    Guest tuba recital is April 23

    Tubist Michael Grant will perform a free, public guest recital at 5:45 p.m. Sun. (April 23) in the School of Music Recital Hall. Pieces by Marcello, Vaughan Williams and Greggson make up the solo portion of Grant’s program. With the Solid Brass, a quintet of which he is a member, Grant will offer works highlighting the boisterous sound of a brass ensemble.

    Grant holds a master’s in tuba performance from Bowling Green State University and recently organized the first meeting of the Southeast Michigan/Northwest Ohio chapter of the Tubists’ Universal Brotherhood Association (TUBA).

    Ledger to give Sager Lecture

    In conjunction with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Annual Resident Paper Day, William J. Ledger will deliver the eighth annual Abram Sager Lecture at 4 p.m. May 4 in Rackham Amphitheater. Ledger, professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cornell University, will speak on “Chlamydia Trachomatis Causes an Auto-Immune Disease.”

    Sager was chair of botany and zoology at the U-M in 1842–54, then became professor of obstetrics and diseases of women and children and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology until 1874. He also was the first president (dean) of the Medical School in 1868, a position he held until 1875.

    Pharmacy offers summer internships for minority students

    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 will be held June 27–Aug. 19. Applications are due by May 27 to Valener Perry, assistant dean, College of Pharmacy, 428 Church St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109.

    For information, call 764-5550.

    Parenting, eldercare workshops scheduled at Michigan League

    “How to Find the Best ‘Fit’ for Your College-Bound Child” is the topic of a parenting workshop at noon Tues. (April 19) in Room 6 of the Michigan League. Speakers will be Sally Lindsley, Office of Undergraduate Admissions counselor, and Rip Kinney, a counselor at Pioneer High School.

    “Managing Stress in Your Own Life and Your Aging Parents” is the topic of an April 28 eldercare workshop that starts at noon in Room 5, Michigan League. The speaker will be Mariko Foulk from Turner Clinic.

    Both programs are sponsored by the Family Care Resources Program. To pre-register, call 998-6133.

    Series lecture focuses on intelligent systems

    Barbara Hayes-Roth of the Computer Science Department at Stanford University, will discuss “An Architecture for Adaptive Intelligent Systems” 3:30–5 p.m. Tues. (April 19) in Room 1009, FXB Bldg. Her presentation is one in the Distinguished Lecture Series of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

    Whoopi Goldberg stars in benefit premiere of Corrina, Corrina

    The Program in Film and Video Studies will present a benefit premiere of Corrina, Corrina, a film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Ray Liotta at 7 p.m. Sat. (April 23) at the Michigan Theater. The premiere has been made available through the generosity of Bob Shaye, chief executive officer of New Line Cinema and a U-M alumnus. The film’s scheduled release is Aug. 19.

    Tickets, $7.50, $6.50 for Michigan Theater members and $5 for students, are available at the Michigan Theater box office.

    Goldberg is Corrina, a bright, quirky housekeeper whose unique and unconventional outlook on life helps recently widowed Liotta and his eight-year-old daughter adjust to their new lives. Don Ameche co-stars in his last featured role.

    ITD reduces long distance rates

    Successful negotiations with long distance carriers have enabled the Information Technology Division’s Network Systems to provide savings on long distance calls. Effective April 1, the discount on direct-dial rates for Network Systems customers was increased to 18 percent for both domestic and international calls. Domestic calls previously were discounted 13 percent and international calls by 10 percent.

    Michigan Radio will simulcast live from Lincoln Center

    “Jessye Norman: Women of the Legend, Fantasy & Lore” will be broadcast live from Lincoln Center at 9 p.m. April 27 on Michigan Radio, WFUM TV 28 and other area public television stations.

    Norman’s program will survey the lives and time of such historical women as Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, Dido and Delilah, as represented by the musical literature of such historical men as Samuel Barber, Peter

    Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Henry Purcell, Camille Saint-Saens and Richard Strauss. Norman is a U-M alumna.

    Michigan Radio, a listener-supported broadcast service, can be heard on WUOM 91.7 FM in Ann Arbor, on WVGR 104.1 FM in Grand Rapids and on WFUM 91.1 FM in Flint.

    Mentorship Program seeks faculty, staff mentors

    The University Mentorship Program is looking for faculty and staff to serve as mentors to student peer mentors. The program will begin matching students and mentors in July, and an informational session for mentors will be held this summmer.

    The faculty/staff mentor will mentor a peer mentor, who will in turn mentor up to four incoming first-year students.

    For information or to volunteer, call 764-6413, or send an e-mail message to Penni Reed, director of the University Mentorship Program.

    Record summer publication schedule begins April 25

    The Record begins its bi-weekly summer publication schedule April 25. The April 25 Calendar will cover the period through May 9. The deadline for submitting Calendar and News Briefs for the April 25 issue is 5 p.m. Tues. (April 19).

    Comments session on housing director search is today

    A public comments session about the search for a Housing Division director will be held 4–6 p.m. today (April 18) in Wolverine Rooms A, B and C, Michigan Union.