The University Record, February 28, 1994

Briefings

Pianist Danielle Martin will present guest recital

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 Debussy’s Preludes, book 1; Beethoven’s Sonata No. 31, Op. 111, in C minor; Bach’s Partita No. 5, BWV 829, in G Major; Benjamin Britten’s “Sailing” and Aaron Copland’s 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.

Humanities Institute offers brown-bag series

Jean Leverich, an Institute for the Humanities Fellow, will discuss “Romancing the Family: Censorship, Nationalism, and the Politics of Realism in Postcolonial Ireland” noon–1 p.m. Tues. (March 1) in Room 1524, Rackham Bldg., as part of the Institute’s 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: Israel’s Pilgrimage of Self-Identity.”

North Campus Commons Atrium featuring student works

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.

Benefits Offices close temporarily for training

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.

Discover your family roots

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.

Learn how to cope with attention deficit disorder

Deborah Roush, parent consultant with the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, will discuss “Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder” noon–1 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.

Folk Dancing Club meets Tuesdays at Commons

The U-M Folk Dancing Club meets 7:30–10:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the North Campus Commons Atrium. The program begins with classes 7:30–8:30 p.m., followed by easy dances 8:30–9:30 p.m. and requests 9:30–10:30 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.

Workshop will focus on Native Americans, maples

The Exhibit Museum is offering a workshop for children ages 8–9 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 helps students explore computing world

Camp CAEN (Computer Aided Engineering Network) is a Computer Network Exploration Camp designed to offer gifted students ages 14–17 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 20–July 1 and July 11–22. The fee is $590 per session and includes a t-shirt, daily lunch and instructional materials. For information, call 936-3565 or 763-3266.

CRLT accepting applications for faculty development awards

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.

Regents will meet March 10–11

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 series focuses on ‘Caring for Aging Relatives’

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 6–8 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.

‘Expecting the Best—Planning for Pregnancy’

A free educational program titled “Expecting the Best—Planning 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.

Immigration basics workshop offered for faculty and staff

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.

Oxford scholar will lecture on Vietnam, American way of war

Robert O’Neill, 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.

O’Neill will be accompanied by Sydney Mayer, a major donor to the Department of History and Program in British Studies.

O’Neill 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.

O’Neill’s visit is sponsored by the Program in British Studies, the Military Studies Group, and the Center for Asian and Southeast Asian Studies.

Murata will present Curry lecture in musicology

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 neglect—such “secondary parameters” as texture, attack, articulation and dynamics.

Flutist Torkil Bye will give recital, master class

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 Sommerfeldt’s Divertimento for Flute Solo.

For the master class portion of the afternoon, School of Music flute students will play for Bye’s critique.

Be part of the solution

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.

Trail walks titled ‘Flood Control’

Free outdoor trail walks are scheduled at 2 p.m. Sat.–Sun. (March 5–6) 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.

Institute looks at cross-cultural perspectives on gender

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).

Benefit Reimbursement Account cutoffs

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.

Lecture will examine Romanian politics

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.

Works by Bassett and Ponchielli will have local premieres

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 Crawley’s Tenapenny Piece; Robert Schumann’s Fantasiestucke, op 73; and Arnold Cooke’s Sonata in B-flat (from 1959), which Ormand describes as “a very lovely English sonata, not modern in the usual sense.”

Predicting Faculty Shortages: What Went Wrong?’

Elaine El-Khawas, vice president for policy analysis and research, American Council on Education, will discuss “Predicting Faculty Shortages: What Went Wrong?” 3–5 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.

Last chance to sign up for Rome art trip

This week is the last opportunity to sign up for the Museum of Art’s 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 University’s 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.

Mechanical Engineering offers seminar series

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.

Symposium will examine ‘Crisis in Karabagh’

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.

Lecture will examine German Protestant response to Hitler

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.”

Stetkevych will lecture Monday, Tuesday

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.

Coming: Madama Butterfly

The New York City Opera National Company will present Giacomo Puccini’s 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 3–4) and at 2 p.m. Sat. (March 5) at the Power Center for the Performing Arts.

The National Company’s revival of Madama Butterfly will feature City Opera’s 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.

Author will give final lecture in Town Hall Celebrity Series

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, Rasputin’s 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.

Learn about Alzheimer’s disease

Norman Foster, associate professor of neurology, will present an update on Alzheimer’s disease 1–3 p.m. March 8 in the Kellogg Eye Center auditorium. Foster, clinical core director of the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, will discuss diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease as well as current research advances. The session is sponsored by Turner Clinic’s peer counselors and the Alzheimer’s Association, South Central Michigan. For information, call 764-2556.

Sign up for volleyball

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.

Forum will focus on Chiapas

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.

Looking at health services research from the VA perspective

Daniel Deykin, director of the Health Services Research and Development Service Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), will discuss “Health Services Research: the VA Perspective” 4–5 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.

EMU prof will discuss women, children in poverty

Valerie Polakow, professor of educational psychology and early childhood education at Eastern Michigan University, will discuss her research on women and children in poverty 3:30–5 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.

Free fuel for lease and daily rental customers

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.

Next Focus on Teaching slated for March 2

“Visual Communication in the Classroom” and “Literature and the Other Arts: A Multimedia Experience” will be the topics for the next Focus on Teaching 3–5 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 Division’s Office of Instructional Technology and the LS&A Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra coming to Hill Auditorium

Conductor Kenneth Jean leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a performance featuring Respighi’s The Fountains of Rome, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and Greig’s 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.

Black Artist Series features chamber music

“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.

Students invited to apply for Eagle Gay Community Award

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.

Summer Festival season will be announced at brunch

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 Women’s 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 18–July 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.

Job search strategies for international students is topic

A workshop for international students titled “Practical Training and Job Search Strategies” will be held 4:10–5:30 p.m. Tues. (March 1) in Room 3200, Student Activities Bldg. The program is sponsored by Career Planning and Placement, 764-7460.

Contemporary Directions Ensemble will perform Friday

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.

National Theatre of the Deaf will present Under Milk Wood

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.

Exhibition features paintings by Mark Rothko

An exhibition titled “Paintings by Mark Rothko: 1945–69” 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. Rothko’s career is presented through seven works that chronicle the development of his style from surrealism through the well-known images of his classic phase.