The University Record, January 17, 1994

Briefings

Engineering will host Jemison

Mae J. Jemison—research scientist, chemical engineer, physician and former NASA astronaut—will address College of Engineering students, faculty and staff at 4 p.m. Tues. (Jan. 18) in Chrysler Center Auditorium, 2121 Bonisteel Blvd.

Jemison’s speech, free and open to the public, is one of several sponsored by the College of Engineering to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The first African American woman to

go into space, Jemison was the science mission specialist on NASA’s September 1992 Spacelab mission aboard the shuttle Endeavour.

Regents will meet Jan. 20

The Regents’ monthly meeting begins at 1 p.m. Thurs. (Jan. 20) in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union, with a discussion about the Michigan economy, the state budget and the outlook for state support of higher education. Speakers include three

U-M economists; Senators Lana Pollack and John Schwarz; and Gary Olson, director of the Senate Fiscal Agency.

The business meeting, 3–4 p.m., will be followed by public comments at 4 p.m.

Reports on status of women available at CEW

Volumes I and II of Women at the Univer-sity of Michigan: A Statistical Report on the Status of Women Students, Faculty and Staff on the Ann Arbor Campus are available from the Center for the Education of Women, 330 E. Liberty, 998-7080. The re-ports were referred to in the Record’s “Update on Women’s Issues,” published Jan. 10.

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Deductions in staff members’ pay checks for group life insurance premiums will be suspended from February through July, rather than January through June, as previously announced.

Bridal show to benefit Mott Children’s Hospital

The bridal show “Memorable Weddings” will be held 12:30–3:30 p.m. Sun. (Jan. 23) at the Sheraton Inn, Ann Arbor. More than 33 exhibitors will participate. The $1 admission fee goes to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

D’Souza here Jan. 18

Dinesh D’Souza and Ron Walters will be on campus Tues. (Jan. 18) to participate in “Multiculturalism and the University: A Debate.” The event, sponsored by LS&A Student Government, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Rackham Auditorium. For information, call Mike Christie Jr., 763-2884 or 763-4799.

Michigan Initiative for Women’s Health seminar set for Jan. 19

Katarina Borer, professor of kinesiology, will speak about “Exercise, Growth Hormone and Regulation of Body Mass” at the Michigan Initiative for Women’s Health (MIWH) free seminar scheduled at noon Wed. (Jan. 19) in the East Lecture Room, Horace H. Rackham Bldg.

MIWH consists of members of the University community interested in women’s health. The group’s goal is to promote research and education in women’s health. For more information, call Amy D. Seetoo, 747-0472.

Leonardo’s offers live music Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

Leonardo’s (Expresso Royale Caffe/Wok Express) presents live music 8–10 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday and live jazz 8–10 p.m. every Thursday in January. The jazz is presented in cooperation with the School of Music’s Jazz Studies Program, directed by Ed Sarath.

The Wednesday night schedule includes the Steve Hiltner Duo Jan. 19 and Paula Denton Jan. 26.

The Friday night schedule includes the Janet Tenaj jazz duo Jan. 21 and the Myron Grant jazz quartet Jan. 28.

Duderstadt will discuss applied and basic science

President James J. Duderstadt will discuss “Tripping Across the Boundary Between Applied and Basic Science” at 7:30 p.m. Tues. (Jan. 18) in Rackham Amphitheater.

Duderstadt is chair of the National Science Board, the advisory board of the National Science Foundation. He has received numerous awards, including the President’s National Medal of Technology, National Engineer of the Year Award from the National Society of Professional Engineers, and election to the National Academy of Engineering.

The lecture is sponsored by Sigma Xi, the Science Research Club, the Program in Comprehensive Talent Development, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Parke-Davis Phamaceutical Research/Warner-Lambert Co.

Multicultural concert offers opportunity to perform

Performers are invited to participate in a multicultural concert to be held in February at Family Housing. The registration deadline, for youth or adult groups, is Thurs. (Jan. 20). To register or for information, call 764-9998.

Microsoft Word for Windows upgrade available

Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0 upgrade is available at Photo & Campus Services. Departments that purchased their current version after Sept. 15, 1993, and have a dated receipt can obtain the upgrade for $3.

CP&P offers evening hours

Career Planning and Placement (CP&P) is now open until 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 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.

Dancers, orchestra will perform "In the Spirit of Diaghilev’

The U-M Dance Company, along with the University Symphony Orchestra, will perform a program of dance and music inspired by Sergei Diaghilev, the founder of the Ballets Russes, at 8 p.m. Feb. 3–5 and 2 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. The program is titled “In the Spirit of Diaghilev.”

Tickets, $10–$14 for reserved seating and $6 for student seating, are on sale at the Michigan League Ticket Office and one hour before the performance at the Power Center box office.

Mitsui Life Lecture slated for Jan. 26

Yung Chul Park, former chief economic adviser to the president of Korea and president of the Korea Institute of Finance, will be the third Mitsui Life Distinguished Lecturer for the 1993–94 academic year. He will speak at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 26 in the Assembly Hall Boardroom, School of Business Administration Bldg., about “Korean Capital Market Liberalization, Issues and Prospects.”

Park, professor of economics at Korea University, will present his perspective on the present condition of the Korean economy and capital markets.

School of Music will present Collage Concert Jan. 21

School of Music orchestras, bands and choirs will present the annual Collage Concert at 8:15 p.m. Fri. (Jan. 21) at Hill Auditorium.

The Collage Concert is a study in antithesis, in which a myriad of musical styles and forms are rapidly juxtaposed without the interruption of applause.

The concert coincides with the annual meeting of the Midwestern Conference on School Vocal and Instrumental Music. Admission is free to the general public but first seating is offered to conference participants. The doors will be opened to the general public at 7:55 p.m.

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.

Immigration workshops open to faculty, staff

The International Center will offer its workshop “Introduction to Immigration Basics” for U-M faculty and staff who work with international students and scholars 9 a.m.–noon Feb. 14, March 11 and April 11 at the International Center. The workshops are not open to students and scholars on non-immigrant visas. The registration fee is $10. Enrollment is limited to 12 persons. For reservations or information, call 764-9310.

Performers will combine music and poetry

“The Mwatabu Okantah/Eric Gould Project” will present a workshop at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 3, to be followed by a performance at 7 p.m., both at the Chrysler Center Auditorium.

The Ohio-based “Mwatabu Okantah/Eric Gould Project” units perform multimedia presentations using poetry and music produced by the piano and electronic instruments.

The program, sponsored by the North Campus Commons Arts and Programs, is made possible through a grant from Meet the Composer, Inc., with support from the Jerome Foundation, the Dayton Hudson Foundation, the Metropolitan Life Foundation, the Xerox Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Pianist Victoria Solonina next in Town Hall series

Pianist Victoria Solonina, who sought asylum in the United States in 1986 while on a concert tour in England, will lecture at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 10 in Lydia Mendelssohn Theater as part of the Margaret Waterman Alumnae Town Hall Celebrity Lecture Series.

Solonina, Miss Ukraine at age 17, graduated with a master’s in fine arts from the Odessa State Conservatory and joined the staff as a concertmaster and professor. She also toured the former Soviet Union with solo recitals and orchestra concerts.

For ticket information, call 665-9011, 996-8207 or 747-8636.

Turner Clinic offers new group for older adults

Turner Geriatric Clinic will be offering a new group in February for older people suffering from depression, anxiety or low self-esteem. The group will meet weekly for 10 weeks and will emphasize techniques used in cognitive therapy.

Group members will learn to identify and question the automatic thoughts that can affect the way they feel. Interested participants are being interviewed by the group leaders. For information or to register, call Janet Fogler or Sally Edwards, 764-2556.

Workshops explain application process

The International Center will be offering 12 workshops through March to explain the H-1B and Permanent Residence application process.

Workshops on the H-1B process for departmental contacts are scheduled 9–11 a.m. Thurs. (Jan. 20), Feb. 15 and March 16.

Workshops on the Permanent Residence process for departmental contacts are scheduled 2–4 p.m. Feb. 1, March 1 and March 29.

Workshops on the H-1B and Permanent Residence process for international employees are scheduled 2–4 p.m. Jan. 25, 9–11 a.m. Feb. 9, 2–4 p.m. Feb. 24, and 9–11 a.m. March 10, March 23 and March 31.

To register or for information, call 747-4811. The $15 fee is payable by U-M account or cash.

Parallel Motion will perform

Parallel Motion, an a cappella group from the School of Music, will perform at the International Center’s monthly coffee hour 4–6 p.m. Fri. (Jan. 21) in Room 9, International Center. For information, call 764-9310.

Who owns the past?

Anne P. Diffendal, executive director of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), will discuss “Who Owns the Past? The Repatriation of Native American Remains and Funerary and Cultural Objects” 1:30–3 p.m. Thurs. (Jan. 20) in the Ehrlicher Room, School of Information and Library Studies (SILS). An informal reception will follow the free lecture, which is sponsored by SILS, SILS student chapter and the SAA.

Diffendal, an archivist and historian, served as an expert witness and consultant in the repatriation efforts of two Native American tribes. She will discuss various issues of repatriation, including the value of Native American materials for research, current museum and archive collections and use of written records to substantiate repatriation.

International Forum looks at Eastern Europe

The International Forum Tuesday Lunch at noon Tues. (Jan. 18) at the International Center will feature anthropologist Eva Darvas discussing “Hungary: Social and Cultural Impact of Economic and Political Transition since 1989.” Also scheduled:

  • Jan. 25, scholar-in-residence Joseph McCadden, “Russia: The Black Sea, Old Ambitions and New Realities.”

  • Feb. 1, graduate student Konrad Sadkowski, “Poland: The Current Situation.”

    Buffet lunch available, $1 for students and $3 for others. The forum is sponsored by the Ecumenical Campus Center, International Center and Ann Arbor Church Women United.

    Exhibition features Swiss literary creation, publishing

    The U-M Library is hosting a special exhibit titled “New Books from Switzerland; The Crossroads of European Culture,” which will be on display in the North Lobby and second floor reference area of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library Feb. 2–March 4.

    The 450 volumes in the traveling exhibition illustrate the diversity and vitality of contemporary Swiss literary creation and publishing.

    In conjunction with the exhibition opening, Francois Barras, head of the Cultural Affairs Office of the Swiss Embassy in Washington, D.C., will lecture at 4 p.m. Feb. 2 in Room 806, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. His topic: “Do You Speak Swiss: Some Considerations on the Essence of Swissness.”

    The Graduate Library is open 8 a.m.–midnight Mon.–Thurs., 8 a.m.–10 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat. and 1 p.m.–midnight Sun. Spring break hours are 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. Feb. 21–25.