The University Record, January 10, 1994

Briefings

Free nighttime taxi service to Glazier Way lot available

Transportation Services is sponsoring free evening taxi service to the Glazier Way commuter lot by Yellow Cab. Glazier Ride service can be requested 7:30 p.m.–2 a.m. seven days per week at the North Campus Commons Administrative Offices and 7:30 p.m.–2 a.m. Sunday–Thursday and 7:30 p.m.–midnight Friday and Saturday at the Engineering Library circulation desk.

North Campus Nite Owl service has been discontinued. Passengers going to North Campus destinations should use Northwood, Bursley-Baits or North Campus buses.

For information, call 764-3427.

LS&A faculty meet today

LS&A faculty members are expected to vote today (Jan. 10) on a new quantitative reasoning requirement for all students entering LS&A in fall 1994 and thereafter.

Also on the agenda is a status report on the Undergraduate Initiative by Michael M. Martin, associate dean for undergraduate education.

The meeting begins at 4:10 p.m. in Auditorium B, Angell Hall. Coffee and cookies will be served at 4 p.m.

Visiting Professor of Religious Thought lectures begin today

English Prof. Ralph G. Williams will launch the Visiting Professor of Religious Thought Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. today (Jan. 10) in the Natural Science Auditorium. His topic: “Violence and Difference.”

The free lecture series, sponsored by the Program on Studies in Religion, is part of the winter theme semester on “The Theory and Practice of Evil.”

Benefit reimbursement account cutoff dates

To guarantee reimbursement in their January paycheck, flexible spending account participants should submit claims to the Benefits Office, 2030 Administrative Services Bldg., by Wed. (Jan. 12) for biweekly pay periods and by Jan. 19 for monthly pay periods.

Landscape artist will discuss planning and design in Brazil

Visiting lecturer Philip Maechling will present the Harlow O. Whittemore lecture, “Brazilian Landscapes—Beyond Burle Marx, Beyond the Burning Amazon,” at 7:30 p.m. Tues. (Jan. 11) in Rackham Amphitheater. The lecture is sponsored by the Landscape Architecture Concentration, School of Natural Resources and Environment.

Alumni Association plans Cozumel spring break tour

The Alumni Association is sponsoring a spring break tour to Cozumel Feb. 19–26. The tour, $995 per person double occupancy, includes air transportation, seven nights at the Fiesta Americana Cozumel Reef, welcome reception and farewell dinner, transfers, baggage handling and taxes.

For information, contact the Alumni Travel Program, Alumni Center, 200 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109; call 763-9732; or send FAX to 936-3089.

Richard Sennett will discuss ‘The Geography of Ghettos’

Richard Sennett, who writes about urban culture and social thought, will discuss “The Geography of Ghettos” at 8 p.m. today (Jan. 10) in Rackham Amphitheater. Sennett’s most recent book Flesh and Stone: A History of the Body and the City in Western Civilization is being published by W.W. Norton.

The lecture is sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities and the College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

W-2 time again

1993 Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statements are scheduled to be mailed after Jan. 19. To ensure prompt delivery by the U.S. Postal Service, the Staff Records Office must have each staff member’s current home address.

Address Change Request forms are available at Staff Records, B-130, LS&A Bldg., 764-9250; or Medical Campus Human Resources Information, 300 N. Ingalls, 747-1901.

Employees are asked to allow sufficient time for delivery of the statements (until Jan. 31) before contacting the Payroll Office, 764-8250, to request reissue of the forms.

Ribet to give Rainich Lectures

Prof. Kenneth A. Ribet of the University of California, Berkeley, will give the Rainich Lectures at 7:30 p.m. today (Jan. 10) and 4 p.m. Tues. (Jan. 11) in Auditorium A, Angell Hall. The topic is “Fermat’s Last Theorem.”

The lectures are funded by an endowment established by Ray and Una Wilder in honor of G.Y. Rainich, who played an important role within the Department of Mathematics in 1926–56.

Ice sculpting demo today

Area chefs will demonstrate ice carving beginning at 10 a.m. today (Jan. 10) in the University Hospital Courtyard.

Other programs sponsored by Gifts of Art this month include a violin and piano performance by Daniel Foster and Garik Pedersen at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in the first floor University Hospital lobby, and a jazz harp and vibraphone performance by VibraHarp at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 27 in the same location.

Benefits Offices close temporarily for training

The Benefits Offices located at the Administrative Services Bldg. and the 300 North Ingalls Bldg. will be closed 8 a.m.–approximately 10 a.m. Thurs. (Jan. 13) for a staff training session.

Both offices also will close at 3 p.m. Jan. 17 so staff can attend a departmental observance honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Learn MIRLYN

The Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library is offering MIRLYN training on a drop-in basis 3–4 p.m. Mon.–Fri. (Jan. 10–14) and 7–8 p.m. Tues. and Wed. (Jan. 11–12) in Room 203, Graduate Library.

CP&P offers evening hours

Career Planning and Placement (CP&P) will be open until 8 p.m. Wednesdays beginning this Wed. (Jan. 12). CP&P is open until 5 p.m. the other weekdays. For a list of programs and services, call 764-7460, or visit the office at Room 3200, Student Activities Bldg.

Friends of the Museum of Art hosts community open house

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Friends of the Museum of Art is hosting an open house 1–4 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Museum. Billed as an “afternoon of fun and education for the entire family,” the open house will include behind-the-scenes tours of the Museum, door prizes, live music and refreshments as well as activities and tours designed to showcase the Museum and its collection to visitors of all ages. Admission is free.

Gamelan Ensemble will perform

The U-M Gamelan Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Fri. (Jan. 14) in Rackham Auditorium. The program of Javanese music will be directed by visiting artist Rasito Purwo Pangrawit, a native of Banyumas, a mountainous area on the border of Central and West Java in Indonesia. The program will include music from Banyumas and three other regions of Java.

The U-M Gamelan Ensemble is a complete court ensemble from Central Java, consisting of gongs and metallophones, drums, strings, voice, flute and xylophones, played by students, faculty and members of the community.

Researcher will discuss the Iridium System

Patrick L. Reilly, engineer at Motorola’s Satellite Communications Division in Arizona, will discuss “The Iridium System: A Researcher’s Field of Dreams” at 4 p.m. Wed. (Jan. 12) in Room 241, Industrial and Operations Engineering Bldg. The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering.

Reilly will present an overview of the Iridium low-earth orbit satellite communications system being developed by Motorola’s Satellite Communication (Sat Com) Division. Using Iridium, persons will be able to communicate anytime, anywhere and with anyone.

Exhibition documents history of communication

The North Campus Commons Gallery Wall will feature an exhibition sponsored by the Bentley Historical Library through Thurs. (Jan. 13). The exhibition consists of photographs recently acquired by the library from Michigan Bell Telephone Co. that document a historical perspective of the telecommunications industry.

UMS finalizes schedule for Grand Operas of Italy Tour

The University Musical Society (UMS) and Huron Valley Travel have finalized the performance schedule for their Feb. 18–28 Grand Operas of Italy Tour. Performances will include Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, Feb. 20, Teatro dell’Opera in Rome; Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda, Feb. 22, Teatro Comunale, in Bologna; and La Rondine by Puccini, Feb. 27, at Teatro alla Scala in Milan. For information, call 761-1300.

Tour Botanical Gardens’ own Jurassic Park

“Real Plants You Might See in Jurassic Park” is the title of indoor Conservatory tours being given at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens at 2 p.m. Sat. (Jan. 15) and Sun. (Jan 16), Jan. 22–23 and Jan. 29–30. Visitors should register for the tours at the front lobby reception desk prior to the tour. Cost of the tours is $2.

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

Anglo-American dance tradition will be featured

“Community Dancing in the Anglo-American Tradition (1650–1990)” will be presented 7–8 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Michigan League Ballroom. The free program will include demonstrations in authentic attire, as well as contemporary dress. The demonstrations will reflect the English influence on American dance. The influence of patterns of English country gardens on English dance will be demonstrated through dance and lecture. Sponsors include the U-M Folklore Society, Department of English, Country Dance Song Society, and North Campus Commons Arts and Programs.

Commons Atrium features ‘Perceptions of Evil’

The exhibition “Perceptions of Evil” will be on display at the North Campus Commons Atrium through Jan. 21. The exhibition captures contrasting views of evil while focusing on subjects of oppression in the 20th century. Organized in conjunction with the theme semenster on “The Theory and Practice of Evil,” the exhibition is sponsored by North Campus Commons Arts and Programs.

Collaboration Technology Suite offers 8 orientation sessions

The School of Business Administration’s Collaboration Technology Suite has scheduled eight one-hour orientation sessions this month to demonstrate how the facility can provide tools and technical assistance to support the work of groups in meetings.

Up to 12 individuals can be accommodated at each session, which are scheduled: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today (Jan. 10), 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wed. (Jan. 12), 9 a.m. Thurs. (Jan. 13), 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 18 and 10 a.m. Jan. 21 in Room C2420, School of Business Administration Bldg.

To make a reservation or for information, contact Stacey Donahue at 763-9398, or via e-mail.

Ann Arbor Folk Festival slated for Jan. 29

The 17th Ann Arbor Folk Festival begins at 6 p.m. Jan. 29 at Hill Auditorium. Sponsored by the Office of Major Events, the festival lineup includes emcee Cheryl Wheeler, Michelle Shocked, Richard Thompson, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Tish Hinojosa, David Broza, The House Band, Second Opinion and Deadbeat Society.

Tickets, $19.50 and $22.50, are on sale at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, Herb David Guitar Studio, Schoolkids Records and all TicketMaster outlets. For information, call 763-TKTS.

Academy of Early Music will perform Jan. 22

Dutch baroque violinist Jaap Schroder and members of the Academy of Early Music will present a concert of baroque chamber and vocal music at 8 p.m. Jan. 22 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Orchestra members will perform on period instruments.

Schroder performs chiefly with the Smithson Quartet, in residence at the Smithsonian Institution, and with the Atlantis Ensemble, specializing in repertoire of the Classical and Romantic eras.

The Academy of Early Music is affiliated with the School of Music.

Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra coming to Hill Feb. 15

The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 15 at Hill Auditorium. The 19-member group is led by music director Marcus Roberts and conducted by David Berger.

The concert, presented by the Office of Major Events and the University Musical Society (UMS), will feature compositions by Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker and John Coltrane.

Tickets, $12–$25, are on sale at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, UMS Burton Tower Box Office and all TicketMaster outlets.

Family Housing offers English classes for students’ families

English classes for families of international students, faculty and staff are offered by the Family Housing Language Program. Registration for children’s, teens’ and adult classes for winter term is taking place. Native speakers of English are needed as volunteer conversation or classroom partners. For information or to register, call 763-1440.

A free walk-in clinic for Washtenaw County residents seeking confidential screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STD) is now available at the Washtenaw County Human Services Bldg., 555 Towner, Suite 149, Ypsilanti.

The Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, staffed by physicians from the Medical Center and Catherine McAuley Health Center, is open 6–8 p.m. Wednesdays. The first Wednesday of the month is reserved for women.

The clinic is sponsored by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, by McAuley’s Division of Infectious Diseases and by Washtenaw County Human Services. For information, call 484-6760. Hours are subject to change.

Jan. 21 deadline for Rackham Grant Competition

The Rackham Dissertation/Thesis Grant Program provides grants in the range of $300–$2,500 to Rackham students for assistance in meeting research-related expenses. Students must have reached candidacy in a doctoral dissertation program, or be working on a master’s thesis in a department that does not have a doctoral program.

The application deadline for the winter term competition is Jan. 21. There also is a fall term competition.

Application materials are available in Room 160, Rackham Bldg.

Feb. 4 auction will benefit Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

“The Kelsey and All Those Treasures” is the theme of a benefit auction scheduled Feb. 4 in the Michigan Union Ballroom. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a cash bar and auction preview, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and auction at 8:30 p.m.

Items to be auctioned include jewelry, art, antiques and other collectibles, wine and excursions.

Tickets, available only in advance, are $50, $45 for members of the Associates of the Kelsey Museum, auction sponsor. All proceeds will benefit the museum. For tickets, call 763-3559 or 747-0441.

Learning in Retirement offers three mini-courses

Turner Geriatric Clinic’s Learning in Retirement program is offering three mini-courses, beginning today (Jan. 10):

  • New Challenges for U.S. Foreign Policy, a six-week course, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Mondays at Turner Clinic, taught by Graham Hovey, professor emeritus of communication.

  • Introduction to Garden Planning, a six-week course, 1–2:30 p.m. Thursdays at Turner Clinic, taught by Charles W. Cares, professor emeritus of landscape architecture.

  • Broadway Musicals from Stage to Screen, 1:30 p.m. Fridays at the Kellogg Eye Center, taught by Edward Stasheff, professor emeritus of speech communication and theatre, who will give a brief presentation of the background of each musical preceding the film. Films scheduled: Jan. 14, Oklahoma; Jan. 21, West Side Story; Jan. 28, Finian’s Rainbow; Feb. 4, Guys & Dolls; Feb. 11, South Pacific; Feb. 18, Singin’ in the Rain; Feb. 25, The Sound of Music.

    Humanities Institute sponsors Tuesday brown-bag lecture series

    Siglind Bruhn, visiting lecturer in the School of Music, will discuss “Woyzeck Becomes Wozzeck: A Composer Gives Individuality to an Everyman-soldier” at a brown-bag lecture noon–1 pm. Tues. (Jan. 11) in Room 1524, Rackham Bldg.

    Other Institute lectures scheduled this month at the same time and location:

    Jan. 18—Robert J. Goldstein, professor of political science at Oakland University, “Origins of the American Flag Desecration Controversy, 1890–1943.”

    Jan. 25—Laura Lee Downs, history and Institute Fellow, will discuss the changes wrought by rapid industrialization to the countryside that once surrounded Paris.

    Asian American art exhibit opens Jan. 14 in Union

    Work by more than 14 student artists will be featured at the Asian American Art Exhibit, which opens with a reception 6–8 p.m. Fri. (Jan. 14) in the Michigan Union Art Lounge. Entertainment will include Indian classical dancing and musical performances by Asian American student musicians. A variety of Asian food will be served. The exhibition is sponsored by the U-M Asian American Student Coalition, United Asian American Organization, and North Campus Arts and Programming.

    Orchestras seek members

    Limited openings exist for instrumentalists to join the campus orchestras, which are comprised of non-music majors, graduate students, University faculty and staff, and community members.

    Both the Campus Symphony Orchestra and the Campus Philharmonia Orchestra seek players to participate in weekly rehearsals that culminate in performances in Hill Auditorium. The two groups rehearse 7–9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Moore Bldg.

    For information, contact Ricardo Averbach, director of the campus orchestras, 741-8614.