The University Record, April 25, 1994

IN BRIEF

2 receive Rockefeller Fellowships

Two U-M undergraduates have received Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships, awarded to minority students who plan to enter the teaching profession.

Juniors Candace R. Boone and Felicia L. Tripp are among 25 students nationwide to win the Fellowships.

Each will receive stipends of up to $2,500 for teaching-related research this summer. Upon graduation, both will receive a one-year stipend of $9,000 or a two-year stipend of $12,000 while enrolled in a master’s degree program in teacher education or a related field.

In addition, the Fellowships will assist with college loan repayments of up to $1,200 annually for each of the first three years that the Fellow continues to teach.

Boone will work with disadvantaged girls, helping them achieve both academically and socially. She plans to attend graduate school at either Columbia University or the University of North Carolina for a degree in educational administration and curriculum development.

Tripp will be involved with a local program that teaches children how to build community spirit through creating a garden. She plans to continue her studies at the U-M in the master’s and certification programs in education.

5 students win Student Recognition Awards

Five students have received U-M Student Recognition Awards for outstanding leadership on campus and in the community.

Recipients include: Corrie L. Cockrell, a residence hall minority peer adviser; Charles R. Grose, Project SERVE; Timothy G. Schuster, Interfraternity Council; Kirsten J. Silverman, Best Buddies; and Bahrem Taheri, Azari Student Association.

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the awards also recognize outstanding student organizations. Honorees include: AIESEC, Eta Kappa Nu, Project SERVE and the Society of Minority Engineering Students.

Other award recipients are: Kristen J. Stieber, outstanding new student organization member, AIESEC; Prof. Herbert G. Winful, adviser of the year, Eta Kappa Nu; WQBN SERVE, outstanding new organization; and Diwali Cultural Show, program of the year.

Department of Public Safety moving May 2 to Kipke Drive

The Department of Public Safety (DPS), located in the Church Street Structure, will move to the new Campus Safety Services Bldg., 1239 Kipke Drive, 1010, on May 2. DPS’s telephone numbers will remain the same. A courtesy telephone will be available on the front exterior of the Church facility if someone needs to call DPS. The Church Structure will be under construction most of the summer.

Tickets available for Graduate Exercises

A limited number of tickets for the general public are available for the University’s Graduate Exercises at 9:30 a.m. April 30 in Hill Auditorium.

Detroit Mayor Dennis W. Archer will deliver the commencement address.

Tickets for the general public may be picked up 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Thurs.–Fri. (April 28–29) at the Michigan Union Ticket Office. Tickets are limited to two per person.

Celebrate Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day May 8 at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Volunteers will be available to answer questions noon–4 p.m. The Woodland Wildflower Garden, which will be in full bloom, will be handicap accessible. A docent-led tour of all the outdoor specialty gardens is scheduled at 2 p.m.

Celebrate Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day May 8 at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Volunteers will be available to answer questions noon–4 p.m. The Woodland Wildflower Garden, which will be in full bloom, will be handicap accessible. A docent-led tour of all the outdoor specialty gardens is scheduled at 2 p.m.

‘Be a Nurse’ exhibit on display

“Be A Nurse” is the title of an interactive exhibit for children at the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum, 219 E. Huron St., May 7–8 and May 14–15. Medical Center nurses will give demonstrations noon–4 p.m. Saturdays and 1–5 p.m. Sundays. For information, call 936-7457.

Family Housing offers language courses

English classes for the families of international students, faculty and staff are offered by the Family Housing Language Program. Registration for children’s, teens’ and adult classes for the spring and summer terms is currently under way. In addition, native speakers of English are needed as volunteer conversation or classroom partners. For information, call 763-1440.

Workshop will look at Japanese, American high schools

Harold Stevenson, professor of psychology, will discuss “Japanese and American Teenagers Go To High School: Contrasts in Achievement” at noon May 10 in Room 6, Michigan League. The presentation is a Family Care Resources Program parenting workshop.

Another workshop, “Adoption: What to Expect,” will be held 7–9 p.m. May 12 in Wolverine Rooms A, B and C, Michigan Union. Panelists include Monica Linkner, an attorney and adoptive parent, and Lois Plantefaber, director of Catholic Social Service’s Adoption Program. To pre-register for either workshop, call 998-6133.

Health Night Out will focus on ‘Sobering Realities’

“Sobering Realities: Intervening Against Alcohol and Other Drug Problems” is the topic of the Medical Center’s Health Night Out program 7:30–9:30 p.m. Tues. (April 26) in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium.

Discussion leaders will be Kirk Brower, Frederick Glaser, Keith Bruhnsen, and Teresa Herzog Mourad. Participants will learn what drinking behaviors put them at risk, how they can moderate alcohol consumption, and the kind of treatment facilities available in Washtenaw County. The program and parking are free. For information, call U-M TeleCare, 763-9000, category 1075.

April 29 is nomination deadline for engineering staff awards

The deadline for nominating individuals for the College of Engineering’s Excellence in Staff Service Awards is Fri. (April 29). The rewards are given annually to a maximum of five employees. Students, faculty, staff and departments may nominate any full- or part-time employee.

Nomination forms are available in department and administration offices, student services areas and Computer-Aided Engineering Network laboratories. Nominations should be sent to the Awards Team, c/o Jamie Rutledge, Room 2305A, EECS Bldg. 2116. For information, call 936-3582.

Nominations sought for James Neubacher Award

June 3 is the deadline to nominate individuals for the James Neubacher Award. Nominees, who must be affiliated with the U-M (includes alumni), will be judged based on significant contributions in one or more of the following areas:

—Removing barriers to full participation by people with disabilities in programs and services;

—Promoting acceptance and awareness of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life;

— Advocating the civil rights of people with disabilities in their communities and nations.

Nomination forms are available from the Affirmative Action Office, 747-1387. Forms should be returned to Brian Clapham, Room 6041, Fleming Administration Bldg. 1340. After May 15, the office will be located at Room 4005, Wolverine Tower, 3003 S. State 1281.

Sales tax goes up May 1

The state sales tax will increase to 6 percent effective Sun. (May 1). Each University unit responsible for collecting sales tax must use the new 6 percent rate after midnight Sat. (April 30).

Events Planners meeting May 11

University Events Planners will meet at 3 p.m. May 11 at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. All University personnel with an interest in event and meeting planning are invited to attend. To register or for information, call 763-5070.

Events Planners meeting May 11

University Events Planners will meet at 3 p.m. May 11 at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. All University personnel with an interest in event and meeting planning are invited to attend. To register or for information, call 763-5070.

2 faculty recitals mark the merry month of May

Oboist Harry Sargous will perform at 8 p.m. May 3 in the School of Music’s McIntosh Theatre. Assisted by fellow faculty members, Sargous will present pieces by five 20th-century composers—Stephen Rush, Frank Martin and Benjamin Britten— and the world premieres of Schizm by Derek Bermel and Trocadero: Music for Paris in the 20s by Lothar Klein.

Flutist James Winn and pianist Siglind Bruhn will team up for an eclectic program of music at 4 p.m. May 8 in the School of Music’s Recital Hall.

Series planned for people with hearing loss

Turner Geriatric Clinic is sponsoring a six-week series of meetings for people with hearing loss and their families 10 a.m.–noon Thursdays at Turner, 1010 Wall St., beginning May 12. Topics will include choosing a good hearing aid, communication with people who are hearing impaired and devices to help people hear better. For information on this free program, call 764-2556.

Museum of Art presents ArtVideos Wednesdays

The Museum of Art presents ArtVideos, free programs on art and artists, at 12:10 p.m. Wednesdays in the Audio Visual Room. Scheduled in May:

May 4, The Shock of the New: The View from the Edge, narrated and written by critic Robert Hughes, explores abstract expressionism through the works of such artists as Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock.

May 11, The Language of the Camera Eye, Ansel Adams and Beaumont Newhall analyze the photographs of Weston, Cartier-Bresson, Edward Steichen and Alfred Stieglitz; and Ansel Adams, Photographer, which appraises Adams as a writer, teacher, musician, mountaineer and famous photographer.

May 18, Picasso, War, Peace, Love addresses Pablo Picasso’s work from Guernica onward.

May 25, Painters Painting is a series of informal interviews with artists from the New York art scene of 1940–70. Viewers hear commentary from Willem De Kooning, Andy Warhol, Robert Motherwell, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns and others.

Spring Perennial Sale features more than 25,000 plants

The Friends of Matthaei Botanical Gardens will hold its spring perennial sale 3–7 p.m. Fri. (April 29) for Friends members and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat.–Sun. (April 30–May 1) for the public at the Botanical Gardens.

The sale will offer more than 25,000 plants, including wildflowers, biennials, herbs, perennials for both sun and shade, rock garden plants, ferns, ground covers, roses, vines, flowering baskets and scented geraniums.

Several new cultivars will be featured, including the new “Songbird Series” of columbine and newer cultivars of Stokesia, Scabiosa, Dianthus and Aster.

Mische will give Merrill Lecture

Patricia Mische, director of Global Education Associates of New York City, will give the Merrill Lecture at 8:30 p.m. May 11 in Rackham Amphitheater. Her topic is “Religion’s Contribution to a Culture of Peace.” Refreshments will be served at 7:30 p.m.

Mische, a leader and participant in a number of international movements for peace, is the author of several books, including Toward a Human World Order.

Mische’s lecture is sponsored by the Ecumenical Center and International Residence and the University Office of Ethics and Religion.

Symposium will focus on gene therapy

A symposium titled “Molecular Genetics and Gene Therapy: Applications to Muscle and Synovium” will be held 9 a.m.–3 p.m. May 27 in Sheldon Auditorium, Towsley Center.

The symposium is sponsored by the Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Center, Specialized Center for Research in Rheumatoid Arthritis, General Clinical Research Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Molecular Medicine and Genetics and Division of Rheumatology. For information, call Norma S. Elias, 936-9539.

Gardanne now on display

Paul Cezanne’s Gardanne is on view on the main floor of the Museum of Art through Dec. 31. The painting is on extended loan from the Metropolitan Museum of New York.

Gardanne depicts a hilltop village near Aix-En-Provence. Cezanne portrayed this landscape three times between 1885 and 1886. The other paintings of the scene are at the Brooklyn Museum and the Barnes Foundation in Merion, Penn.

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

Danziger will discuss welfare reform, child poverty

Sheldon Danziger, professor of social work and public policy and faculty associate in the Institute of Public Policy Studies, will discuss “The Clinton Welfare Reform and Child Poverty” at noon Tues. (April 26) at the Center for Human Growth and Development, Room 1000, 10th level, 300 N. Ingalls Bldg. The seminar is part of the “Growing Up in Poverty Lecture/Discussion Series.”

Newcomb photos on display

Photographs by Catherine Newcomb will be on display in the Matthaei Botanical Gardens lobby through May 27. The photographs feature scenes of the Gardens. The images of flora in the Conservatory are dramatic examples of the use of infrared film, which produces surrealist visual effects of familiar images.

The Matthaei Botanical Gardens is located at 1800 N. Dixboro Road.

Adult Lifestyle Program classes begin May 4

The Division of Kinesiology’s Adult Lifestyle Program spring classes begin May 4. Summer classes will be offered June 29–July 29. Classes are open to all U-M students, faculty and staff and adults from the community. For information or to register, call 764-1342, 7:30 a.m.–noon and 1–4 p.m. Mon.–Fri.

Clements Library closed temporarily

The Clements Library is closed through Tues. (April 29) and will be open only on a limited basis to scholars through the end of September due to construction.

Friends of U-M Hospitals sponsoring May 16 lecture

The Friends of the U-M Hospitals will sponsor an informational luncheon and lecture May 16 at the Ann Arbor Women’'s City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Ave.

Dan Andrews, a physician at the University Health Service and a baritone, will perform and discuss “Music and Medicine.” Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. with the program following at 1 p.m. For reservations, $10, call 665-4006. The reservation deadline is May 10.

CEW sponsors career decision-making workshop

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) workshop “Career Decision-Making: The Step Before the Job Search” begins 7–9:30 p.m. May 2 at CEW, 330 E. Liberty St. The workshop, which will meet four consecutive Mondays, will give participants an opportunity to assess and evaluate career choice and career change. Group members will clarify goals, identify skills and develop a plan to take appropriate next steps.

To register, $10 for U-M students and $40 for others, call 998-7210.

U-M-Flint offers certificate program on productivity

The U-M-Flint is offering a new certificate program in Personal and Corporate Productivity at off-campus locations to adult students who want to enhance their productivity by integrating current technologies and knowledge from three significant fields of study: computer science, English and communications.

Offered before work shifts and on Saturdays, the program includes the latest Windows computer applications and communications classes for employees at the AC Rochester Flint-West and Inland Fisher Guide Coldwater Skill Centers.

For information, call (810) 762-3200.

Camp Funshine begins June 27

Camp Funshine, Family Housing’s Summer Day Camp, will begin its 11th season June 27. Camp Funshine offers an enriching multi-cultural experience for children currently enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grade. Located in the North Campus area, Camp Funshine offers children a unique experience. During each of the four two-week sessions, children will participate in field trips, swimming, arts and crafts, music and drama, science activities and multi-cultural experiences. For information, call 764-4557.

Catch a U-M-Ohio State baseball game this weekend

The U-M baseball team will play two doubleheaders with Ohio State Sat. (April 30) and Sun. (May 1) at Ray Fisher Stadium. Games start at 1 p.m.

Doubleheader home games with Minnesota are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. May 7–8. A single game with Xavier University begins at 1 p.m. May 11.

Botanical Gardens offers ‘Spring Wildflowers’ tours

The Matthaei Botanical Gardens docents will lead outdoor trail walks titled “Spring Wildflowers” at 2 p.m. May 7–8. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and should meet docents on the front steps of the Gardens.

Indoor Conservatory tours, titled “Pollination,” are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 14, May 21 and May 28 and at 2 p.m. May 15, May 22 and May 29. Participants should sign-up at the front lobby reception desk prior to the tour.

European prints on display at U-M-Dearborn

An exhibition of 16th- and 17th-century prints from northern Europe will be exhibited at the U-M-Dearborn Mardigian Library through May 8. Titled “Renaissance, Reform, Reflections in the Age of Durer, Bruegel and Rembrandt. Master prints from the Albion College Collection,” the exhibition features religious, genre and military themes.

U-M-Dearborn students in the art administration program organized, researched and installed the exhibition under the direction of art history Prof. Shelley K. Perlove.

For information, call 593-5087.

Matthews wins Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award

Rowena G. Matthews, professor of biological chemistry and research scientist in the Biophysics Research Division and winner of the Medical School’s 1994 Distinguised Faculty Lectureship Award, will give a lecture at 4 p.m. May 2 in Rackham Amphitheater. Her topic: “Inactivation of a Vitamin B12-Dependent Enzyme by the Anaesthetic Gas Nitrous Oxide: Death by Laughing.” A reception will follow in the Assembly Hall, Rackham Bldg.

Matthews an internationally recognized investigator in the area of enzyme mechanisms. For information, call 764-3611.

Workplace of the ’90s registrants

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Workplace of the ’90s, the 15th Annual Career Development Conference, will be held May 24 and repeated May 25 at the Michigan League. The conference theme is “Envision the Future: Understand Empowerment, Embrace Diversity, and Build Excellence.” Oscar Britton, training director of the National Service Center, Ford Motor Co., will be the featured speaker.

The one-day registration fee, $49, includes lunch. Workplace of the ’90s is sponsored by Conferences & Seminars and the Office of Human Resource Development. For information, call 764-5305.

What’s life all about?

As more people are living longer, a central question of later life is “What’s it all about?” Aging offers the opportunity to examine one’s life and try to answer the essential questions.

Andrew Achenbaum, professor of history and deputy director of the Institute of Gerontology, will speak about the meaning of life 1–3 p.m. May 4 in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium at a free workshop sponsored by Turner Clinic’s peer counselors. For information, call 764-2556.

Statistics in Review workshop scheduled May 9

“Statistics in Review Workshop,” an intensive eight-hour review of statistical concepts of design, analysis and presentation of scientific investigations with some discussion of software options, will be held 8 a.m.–5 p.m. May 9 in Rackham Amphitheater. The workshop is recommended for faculty or staff engaged in scientific investigation who need a refresher in basic statistics. The fee is $100 for individuals affiliated with the University and $250 for others. To register, call Myrna Pancost, 763-0341.