Danielle Martin, professor of piano at the University of Texas at Austin, will give a guest recital at 8 p.m. Tues. (March 1) in Recital Hall, Moore Bldg.
The program includes Claude Debussys Preludes, book 1; Beethovens Sonata No. 31, Op. 111, in C minor; Bachs Partita No. 5, BWV 829, in G Major; Benjamin Brittens Sailing and Aaron Coplands El Salon Mexico.
Martin, who holds degrees from the Oberlin and Peabody conservatories, has appeared at the Music Academy of the West and the Round Top Festival, and at Tanglewood.
Jean Leverich, an Institute for the Humanities Fellow, will discuss Romancing the Family: Censorship, Nationalism, and the Politics of Realism in Postcolonial Ireland noon1 p.m. Tues. (March 1) in Room 1524, Rackham Bldg., as part of the Institutes brown-bag series.
On March 8 at the same time and location, Brian Schmidt, assistant professor of the Hebrew Bible in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, will discuss Between Egypt and Sinai: Israels Pilgrimage of Self-Identity.
The North Campus Commons Atrium will feature Vision and Form IV, an exhibition of painting, fabric weaving, sculpture, photography, architectural models, and pencil and pastel drawings, Tues. (March 1)March 18. Approximately 25 students will be represented. The exhibition is sponsored by the Organization of African American Students in Art, Architecture and Urban Planning.
The Benefits Offices at North Ingalls Bldg. and Administrative Services Bldg. will close 7:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. March 8 for a staff training session.
Carole Lapidos, Turner Clinic social worker, will discuss Discovering Your Family Roots: Interviewing Your Parents/Grandparents about Their Life Stories noon 1 p.m. March 10 in Room 4, Michigan League. To pre-register for the free program, call 998-6133.
Deborah Roush, parent consultant with the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, will discuss Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder noon1 p.m. Fri. (March 4) in Room 5, Michigan League. The parenting workshop is sponsored by the Family Care Resources Program. To pre-register for the free program, call 998-6133.
The U-M Folk Dancing Club meets 7:3010:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the North Campus Commons Atrium. The program begins with classes 7:308:30 p.m., followed by easy dances 8:309:30 p.m. and requests 9:3010:30 p.m. The emphasis is on Eastern European and Middle Eastern line and circle dances. No partner is needed. Beginners and spectators are welcome to come and join in, or watch and enjoy the music.
The Exhibit Museum is offering a workshop for children ages 89 10 a.m.noon March 12 in Room 4518, Exhibit Museum, titled Manabozho and the Maple Trees.
For the Ojibway and other Native Americans, March was the time to process maple syrup.
The children will plant their own seeds, taste some native foods, find out who Manabozho is and gain an understanding of the importance of plants for all peoples.
To register, $10 for members and $12.50 for non-members, call 764-0478.
Camp CAEN (Computer Aided Engineering Network) is a Computer Network Exploration Camp designed to offer gifted students ages 1417 a chance to explore the world of computing beyond the realm of their high schools. Students will explore the world of the Internet extensively at one of two two-week sessions, June 20July 1 and July 1122. The fee is $590 per session and includes a t-shirt, daily lunch and instructional materials. For information, call 936-3565 or 763-3266.
March 22 is the deadline for receipt of winter term applications for Faculty Development Fund Awards administered by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT). Teaching grants of up to $5,000 are available for projects that will improve student learning. Funded projects will begin in May. For an application or assistance with proposal preparation, call 764-0505 or e-mail George Warner Williams@um.cc.umich.edu.
The Regents will hold their monthly meeting at U-M-Dearborn on March 10 and on the Ann Arbor campus on March 11.
Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance should contact the Regents Office two weeks in advance. Call (313) 764-3883 or write to Regents Office, Fleming Administration Building, U-M, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. For TDD services, call (313) 747-1388.
Turner Clinic is planning a six-week series of meetings for adult children who are caregivers of older relatives. The series titled Caring for Aging Relatives begins 68 p.m. Tues. (March 4) and runs through April 5 at Turner Geriatric Clinic, 1010 Wall St. Professionals in the field of geriatric care will cover a variety of topics. The fee is $30 per person, $50 per couple. For information, call John Henley, 764-2556.
A free educational program titled Expecting the BestPlanning for Pregnancy will be held 10 a.m.1 p.m. Sun. (March 5) in the lobby of the A. Alfred Taubman Health Care Center. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Chair Timothy R.B. Johnson will give the keynote lecture and answer questions. Optional tours will be offered. The program is sponsored by the Women's Health Resource and Education Center of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. For information, call 936-8886.
The International Center is offering two workshops titled Introduction to Immigration Basics 9 a.m.noon March 18 and April 11 at the International Center, 603 E. Madison. The workshops are for faculty and staff who work with international students and scholars. The workshops are not open to students or scholars on non-immigrant visas. Each workshop is limited to 10 persons. The $10 registration fee includes handouts. For information or reservations, call 764-9310.
Robert ONeill, the Chichele Professor of the History of War at the University of Oxford, will lecture at 4 p.m. Thurs. (March 3) at the Clements Library. His topic: Vietnam and the American Way of War. A reception will follow the lecture.
ONeill will be accompanied by Sydney Mayer, a major donor to the Department of History and Program in British Studies.
ONeill served in the Australian Army in Vietnam. After retiring from the military in 1968, he held academic posts in Australia prior to his appointment at Oxford in 1987.
ONeills visit is sponsored by the Program in British Studies, the Military Studies Group, and the Center for Asian and Southeast Asian Studies.
Margaret Murata, professor of music at the University of California, Irvine, will present the Ethel V. Curry Distinguished Lecture in Musicology at 4 p.m. Thurs. (March 3) in the Blanche Anderson Moore Hall, School of Music Bldg. Her topic: Interpreting Performance Practices, or What Else to Listen for in Music.
The annual Curry Lecture was established by H. Robert Reynolds, professor of music and director of University bands, to honor the memory of his mother.
Murata will address crucial aspects of the performance practice of Baroque music that scholars of historically informed performance often neglectsuch secondary parameters as texture, attack, articulation and dynamics.
Torkil Bye, principal flutist of the Oslo Philharmonic, will give a combined guest recital and master class at 4:30 p.m. Wed. (March 2) in Recital Hall, Moore Bldg.
Bye will perform the Sonata No. 4 by 18th-century composer Michel Blavet, the Fantasie by Hue and Sommerfeldts Divertimento for Flute Solo.
For the master class portion of the afternoon, School of Music flute students will play for Byes critique.
The Program on Intergroup Relations and Conflict (IGRC) is seeking students interested in improving relations between campus groups by co-facilitating dialogue groups around issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, national identity and disability.
Facilitators make a fall and winter term commitment to the program. They are required to attend biweekly in-service training sessions and to facilitate at least one dialogue group per year. Academic credit is available. Applications, due March 4, are available at IGRC, Room 1521, Alice Lloyd Hall, or at Room 3000, Michigan Union. For information, call 936-1875.
Free outdoor trail walks are scheduled at 2 p.m. Sat.Sun. (March 56) at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The walks are titled Flood Control. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and meet their docent guides on the front steps of the Gardens.
Conservatory tours titled House Plants will be offered at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. March 12, March 19 and March 26 and at 2 p.m. March 13, March 20 and March 27. Sign up for the tours, $2, at the front lobby reception desk prior to the tour.
The Gardens is located at 1800 N. Dixboro Road.
The International Institute will host a one-day symposium titled Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Gender 8 a.m.4:30 p.m. March 12 at the Rackham Bldg. The symposium is for teachers and others interested in secondary school education.
Speakers will examine the issue of gender from the perspectives of several world areas, including Russia, China, Japan, South and Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Curricular units and background material will be distributed at the symposium. The fee, $10 for students and $20 for others, covers the presentations, handouts and an international luncheon.
For information or to register, contact the International Institute, Room 340, Lorch Hall, 763-9200, by Fri. (March 4).
To guarantee reimbursement in their March paycheck, Flexible Spending Account participants should submit claims to the Benefits Office, Room 2030, Administrative Services Bldg., by March 9 for biweekly pay periods and by March 21 for monthly pay periods.
Sorin Antohi, associate professor of history at the University of Bucharest and a visiting associate professor of history at the U-M, will discuss Symbolic Alternatives in Contemporary Romanian Politics at noon Wed. (March 2) in Lane Hall Commons Room.
Antohi, a specialist in European intellectual history, has written extensively on utopia and utopianism.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their first performance together, clarinetist Fred Ormand and pianist Martin Katz will perform two premieres at their recital concert at 4 p.m. March 13 in Recital Hall, Moore Bldg.
Highlighting the show will be the regional premiere of Arias by Pulitzer Prize-winner and professor emeritus of music Leslie Bassett.
Ormand will play the local premiere of Paolo e Virginia by Amilcare Ponchielli. Violinist Andrew Jennings will join Ormand and Katz in this trio.
The program also includes Clifford Crawleys Tenapenny Piece; Robert Schumanns Fantasiestucke, op 73; and Arnold Cookes Sonata in B-flat (from 1959), which Ormand describes as a very lovely English sonata, not modern in the usual sense.
Elaine El-Khawas, vice president for policy analysis and research, American Council on Education, will discuss Predicting Faculty Shortages: What Went Wrong? 35 p.m. Fri. (March 4) in the Tribute Room, School of Education.
Several years ago economists predicted serious hiring problems for college faculty. Yet, shortages have not arisen and many universities face layoffs.
El-Khawas will offer an alternative view of the prospects of college faculty today. The program is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education.
This week is the last opportunity to sign up for the Museum of Arts Italian sojourn to Rome, Florence and Venice. Participants will explore Italian works of art, focusing on paintings and sculpture still located in the churches, palaces and squares for which they were originally designed. Leaving April 26 from Detroit, the group will spend three nights in Rome, a week at the Universitys Villa Corsi-Salviati outside Florence, three nights in Venice and one night in London. The group also will visit Orvieto, Todi, Siena, Prato, Luca, Asolo and Padua before returning to Detroit May 11.
The $3,750 trip includes round-trip airfare, land transportation in Italy, lodging at the Villa in Florence or at first-class hotels in other cities, guides, lectures, programs and admission fees, as well as most meals. For information, call Janet Torno, 747-0518.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Seminar Series begins at 3 p.m. Thurs. (March 3) with David Dornfeld of the University of California, Berkeley, discussing Intelligent Sensors for Process Monitoring.
All of the seminars will be held at 3 p.m. in Room 2211, G.G. Brown Bldg., and will be preceded by refreshments at 2:30 p.m.
Also scheduled: March 31, Steve Jacobson, University of Utah, Information Driven Machines that Move; April 6, Steve Orszag, Princeton University, Two-equation Turbulence Modeling of Complex Engineering Flows; April 14, Tony Patera, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Surrogates for Numerical Simulations: Foundations and Applications.
For information, call 763-1048 or 936-0349.
Scholars and political participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia and the United States will explore the origins, progress and possible solutions to the crisis in Karabagh in a symposium Crisis in Karabagh: From Civil and Ethnic War to International Conflict 10 a.m.5 p.m. Sat. (March 5) in Rackham Amphitheater.
A concert, Armenian Songs of Grikor Mirzaian Suni, will be presented at 7 p.m. Sat. in Rackham Auditorium. The concert is sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program.
The symposium is sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program in cooperation with the Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies. Both the symposium and the concert are free and open to the public.
Susannah Heschel, the Abba Hillel Silver Professor of Judaic Studies at Case Western Reserve University, will discuss Jesus Was an Aryan: German Protestants Respond to Hitler at 7:30 p.m. Wed. (March 2) in the Special Collections Library, seventh floor, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. A reception will follow.
The talk and reception open an exhibition in the Special Collections Library titled Evil: Illustrations of Religious Teachings.
Suzanne Stetkevych, associate professor of Arabic literature in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, will discuss Sara and the Hyena: Laughter, Menstruation, and the Genesis of a Double-Entendre at a colloquium at 4 p.m. today (Feb. 28) in Room 3050, Frieze Bldg.
She will give a lecture titled The Snake and the Tree: The Roots of Islamic Symbolism at 9 a.m. Tues. (March 1) in the same location. Both presentations are sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies.
The New York City Opera National Company will present Giacomo Puccinis Madama Butterfly in a one-hour family show at 7 p.m. Tues. (March 1) and in regular performances at 8 p.m. Thurs.Fri. (March 34) and at 2 p.m. Sat. (March 5) at the Power Center for the Performing Arts.
The National Companys revival of Madama Butterfly will feature City Operas popular supertitles. While the performers sing the opera in the original Italian, a simultaneous English translation will be projected onto a screen suspended above the stage.
Tickets, $20$42, are available at the University Musical Society Box Office, Burton Tower, 764-2538. Box office hours are 10 a.m.6 p.m. Mon.Fri. and 10 a.m.1 p.m. Sat.
Richard Lamparski, author of the best-selling Whatever Became of ...? series of books, will discuss Whatever Became of ...? at 10:30 a.m. March 9 in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre as part of the Margaret Waterman Alumnae Town Hall Celebrity Lecture Series. Lamparski tracks down the stars of yesterday, the famous and the infamous, such as Loretta Young, the Ritz Brothers, Rasputins daughter, Tallulah Bankhead and Christine Jorgenson. He informs his readers of these stars current activities.
Tickets, $10, are available by calling 665-9011, 996-8207 or 747-8636.
Norman Foster, associate professor of neurology, will present an update on Alzheimers disease 13 p.m. March 8 in the Kellogg Eye Center auditorium. Foster, clinical core director of the Michigan Alzheimers Disease Research Center, will discuss diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimers disease as well as current research advances. The session is sponsored by Turner Clinics peer counselors and the Alzheimers Association, South Central Michigan. For information, call 764-2556.
The Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program will accept entries for volleyball 11 a.m.5:30 p.m. March 8 at the Intramural Sports Bldg. (IMSB). The entry fee is $57 per team. A mandatory managers meeting will be held at 6 p.m. March 8 in the IMSB main gym. Matches will be played Sundays through Thursdays, beginning March 10. For information, call 763-3562.
Dan Labotz, who has written two books on Mexico and Mexican labor, will discuss Rebellion in Chiapas: A Political Analysis at 7 p.m. Fri. (March 4) in Room 2002, Modern Languages Bldg. The event is sponsored by Solidarity, Guild House Campus Ministry, Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, and the Latin American Solidarity Committee. For information, call 662-1041.
Daniel Deykin, director of the Health Services Research and Development Service Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), will discuss Health Services Research: the VA Perspective 45 p.m. March 9 in the Maternal and Child Health Center Auditorium. A reception will follow.
The lecture is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Medical Affairs.
Valerie Polakow, professor of educational psychology and early childhood education at Eastern Michigan University, will discuss her research on women and children in poverty 3:305 p.m. March 7 in the Center for the Education of Women conference room, 330 E. Liberty St. Polakow is the author of Lives on the Edge: Single Mothers and Their Children in the Other America.
Thanks to operational efficiencies, Transportation Services is now offering all lease and daily rental customers free fuel for their vehicles. The cost of the lease or rental will include all fuel costs if the vehicle is fueled at one of Transportation Services three campus service stations.
Customers should continue using their maize and blue fuel cards to obtain fuel, but no additional monthly charges for fuel will be recharged to the account. Vehicles and equipment owned by departments will continue to be charged for fuel at current rates.
Transportation Services Manager Patrick Cunningham says that departments will now be able to concisely calculate their transportation costs for the year since the lease or rental cost includes maintenance, insurance and fuel costs. Transportation Services also provides free loaner vehicles to departments while their vehicle is being serviced.
For information, call 764-3427.
Visual Communication in the Classroom and Literature and the Other Arts: A Multimedia Experience will be the topics for the next Focus on Teaching 35 p.m. Wed. (March 2) in Room 1706, Willard Henry Dow Laboratory.
Dave Hessler, professor of information and library studies, and Maurita Holland, lecturer in information and library studies, will discuss visual communication. Frances Aparicio, professor of Spanish and of American culture, and Bridget Morgan, graduate student in Spanish, will discuss creating multimedia experiences.
The Focus on Teaching series is sponsored by the Information Technology Divisions Office of Instructional Technology and the LS&A Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education.
Conductor Kenneth Jean leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a performance featuring Respighis The Fountains of Rome, Beethovens Symphony No. 7 and Greigs Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 with pianist Philip Sabransky at 8 p.m. March 8 in Hill Auditorium.
A free Philips Education Presentation by composer Joe Laibman about the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will precede the performance at 7 p.m. in the East Lecture Room, Rackham Bldg.
Tickets for the performance, $16$50, are available at the University Musical Society Box Office, Burton Tower, 10 a.m.6 p.m. Mon.Fri. and 10 a.m.1 p.m. Sat., 764-2538.
Chamber Music of African American Composers will be presented at 8 p.m. Sun. (March 6) in Recital Hall, School of Music Bldg. The program is part of the Black Artist Series, organized by the student-run Black Arts Council, established in 1992 to promote the art of African Americans.
March 18 is the deadline to apply for the Detroit Eagle Gay Community Award, sponsored by the Gay and Lesbian Alumni Society of the Alumni Association.
The recipient must be a U.S. citizen, an enrolled full-time student in good standing at any U-M campus, with documented leadership, support or involvement in organizations, activities or issues that benefit the lesbian, gay and bisexual communities. The recipient also must be willing to be publicly recognized as the winner of the award. Neither application for nor acceptance of the award is construed as an indication of the sexual orientation of the individual.
The $500 award is made twice per year, once for fall term and once for winter. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received the award.
March 18 is the deadline for receipt of winter term 1994 applications. Apply in person or send a self-addresed stamped envelope to Student-Alumni Services, Alumni Center, 200 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1007, or the Lesbian and Gay Male Programs Office, Room 3116, Michigan Union, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1349.
The Ann Arbor Summer Festival Season will be announced at a New Orleans-style brunch 11 a.m.1:30 p.m. Sun. (March 6) at the Ann Arbor Womens City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Ave. Entertainment includes Dixieland jazz by the Gaslighters and cameo appearances by the Community High and Tappan Middle School jazz bands.
The Ann Arbor Summer Festival, June 18July 10, features nationally known performing artists on the main stage of the Power Center for the Performing Arts as well as a free outdoor series of concerts and movies at the Top of the Park.
Tickets for the brunch, $25 for adults, $10 for children under 12 and $50 for patrons, are available by calling 747-2278. The New Orleans Jazz Brunch is sponsored by the Ann Arbor News.
A workshop for international students titled Practical Training and Job Search Strategies will be held 4:105:30 p.m. Tues. (March 1) in Room 3200, Student Activities Bldg. The program is sponsored by Career Planning and Placement, 764-7460.
The Contemporary Directions Ensemble, under the direction of H. Robert Reynolds, will present three works by composer Sofia Gubaidulina, originally from the Soviet Union, at 8 p.m. Fri. (March 4) in Rackham Auditorium.
The program will include her Bassoon Concerto, In the Beginning There Was Rhythm, and Quasi Hoquetus.
The National Theatre of the Deaf will present Dylan Thomas Under Milk Wood at 8 p.m. March 17 at the Power Center for the Performing Arts.
The production provides a humorous keyhole-peek at life in a small town.
The performance is designed for all audiences, hearing and deaf. Tickets, $10 for students and $16.50 for others, are available at the Michigan Union Ticket office, 763-TKTS, or TicketMaster, 645-6666.
An exhibition titled Paintings by Mark Rothko: 194569 will be on display in the Apse Gallery of the Museum of Art Thurs. (March 3)May 8.
Rothko was a key member of the New York-based Abstract Expressionist movement. A pioneer in color field painting, Rothko created passionate and transcendent works that continue to move viewers today with their use of floating blocks of rich, resonant color. Rothkos career is presented through seven works that chronicle the development of his style from surrealism through the well-known images of his classic phase.