The University Record, January 24, 1994

IN BRIEF

Law School grad program presents brown-bag series

The Law School Graduate Program will present a series of brown-bag lectures this term. Upcoming are:

  • “Nigeria: Transition to Anarchy? Resolving the Dilemma of Military Intervention,” Philip Akakwam, assistant lecturer, University of Nigeria, and U-M law student, Wed. (Jan. 26).

  • “Judicial Review of Administrative Action in China: Practice, Problems and Prospects,” Hanhua Zhou, assistant researcher, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, People’s Republic of China, and U-M visiting research scholar, Feb. 2.

  • “Human Rights in School Settings: The Dark Side of the Japanese Educational System,” Takashi Maruta, professor, Konan University Law School, and U-M visiting professor, Feb. 9.

  • “The Path of Mexico Toward Development: A Clash Between Legal, Economic Changes and Democratic Reform,” Juan Pablo Garcia, deputy legal director of external credit, Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, Mexico, and U-M law student, and Antonio Garza, counsel, Legal Adviser’s Office, Department of Foreign Affairs, Mexico, and U-M law student, Feb. 16.

    All presentations are 12:30–1:30 p.m. in Room 116, Hutchins Hall. For information, call 764-0535.

    Ann Arbor debuts among music faculty concerts

    Ann Arbor debuts by Leone Buyse and Charles Daval highlight the winter schedule of the School of Music’s free, public Faculty Recital Series.

    Daval, former principal trumpet with the Montreal Symphony who joined the U-M this year, will perform Jan. 31. He will be accompanied by pianist Anton Nel in works by Bozza, Enesco, Glazunov, Peeters, Bizet and Tchaikovsky.

    Buyse, who also joined the U-M last fall, is former principal flutist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She will present a program of works for flute alone, flute with piano, and flute with other woodwinds on Feb. 15. Both performances are at 8 p.m. in the School of Music Recital Hall.

    Distinguished Senior Faculty Lecture Series looks at China

    Donald J. Munro, professor of philosophy and chair of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, will discuss “The Distortion of Inquiry in China” as part of the 18th Distinguished Senior Faculty Lecture Series. Munro is also the 1994 Warner G. Rice Humanities Award recipient.

    The series begins Tues. (Jan. 25) with a presentation titled “Consequences of an Elite Disease.” He will speak about “Opportunities for a Cure” Feb. 1. Both lectures begin at 4 p.m. in Rackham Amphitheater.

    Following the second lecture, a reception will be held in Rackham Assembly Hall.

    Assembly meets today at School of Dentistry Building

    Senate Assembly members will discuss the University’s proposed flexible benefits program at a meeting, which begins at 3:15 p.m. today (Jan. 24) in Room 1033, School of Dentistry Building.

    Also on the agenda are reports from the Faculty Governance Subcommittee of the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, and the Task Force on the Appeal of Tenure Decisions.

    For the record ...

    The book launching for Humiliation, And Other Essays on Honor, Social Discomfort and Violence by law Prof. William Ian Miller will be held at 7:30 p.m. today (Jan. 24) in Rackham Amphitheater. The book launching is sponsored by the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

    Suckstorff will be honored

    A retirement reception for Dale Suckstorff, general manager of M-Stores, will be held 3–5 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Food Stores Bakery, 3600 Varsity Drive.

    Board for Student Publications recruiting new members

    The Board for Student Publications is recruiting three new members to replace those whose terms expire in May.

    The board is looking for individuals from the University and surrounding southeast Michigan community who have experience and expertise in the broad areas of publications and who are committed to the goals of student publications. Membership is drawn from the University community, including students, faculty and staff, the community at large and alumni of the board’s publications.

    The board, which meets seven times per year, is responsible for publications edited and managed by students at the Ann Arbor campus, including the Michigan Daily, the Michiganensian yearbook and the Gargoyle humor magazine.

    For information and application forms, contact the board office, 764-0550; Room 206, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor MI 48109-1327. Application deadline is Feb. 15.

    Grad Library will showcase electronic information sources

    The Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library will present “The Information Arcade,” a showcase of electronic information sources, 2–4:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in Room 203, Graduate Library. Brief demonstrations and hands-on practice opportunities will be available for such systems as new U.S. Census information, the Geographic Information System, Dissertation Abstracts on CD-ROM, dial-in access to the Modern Language Association Bibliography, the Library gopher, the National Inventory of Documentary Sources and Ethnic NewsWatch.

    For information, call 763-1539.

    Atamian concert features works of Schubert, Mozart

    Dickran Atamian will present an all-Schubert-and-Mozart free, public piano recital at 8 p.m. Jan. 31 in Rackham Auditorium.

    Atamian, who won first prize at the 50th Anniversary Naumberg Piano Competition in 1975, was a student of Claudio Arrau and Jore Bolet. He has performed with a number of major orchestras, including those of Cleveland, New York, Detroit, Seattle, Leningrad and Seoul.

    Benedek will discuss role of Hollywood agents

    Talent agent and U-M alumnus Peter Benedek will discuss the role of Hollywood agents in a public lecture at 3 p.m. Fri. (Jan. 28) in Lecture Hall 1, Modern Languages Bldg.

    Benedek is a founding partner of the United Talent Agency, and represents movie and television actors, directors and writers, including Lawrence Kasdan, Brian DePalma, Danny Aiello and Paul Reiser.

    He received a bachelor’s degree from

    U-M in 1970 and a law degree from Columbia University in 1973.

    His talk is sponsored by the Program in Film and Video Studies. For information, call 764-0147.

    Benefits Offices close for staff training session

    The Benefits Offices at the Administrative Services Bldg. and 300 North Ingalls Bldg. will be closed for a staff training session 7:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Wed. (Jan. 26).

    Sinan’s architectural legacy will be discussed

    Yasser Tabbaa, assistant professor of history of art, will discuss Sinan’s architectural legacy noon–1:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Lane Hall Commons Room. The 16th-century architect served four sultans. Tabbaa’s presentation will include the video “Until Eternity ... Sinan,” part 6.

    Persian manuscripts lecture topic

    Marianna Shreve Simpson, curator of Islamic Near Eastern art at the Freer/Sackler Museums, will discuss “Transfers & Transformations in Persian Manuscripts” at 7 p.m. Thurs. (Jan. 27) in Auditorium C, Angell Hall. The Freer Lecture is sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, the Department of History of Art, and the Department of Near Eastern Studies.

    Learn about health insurance for international students

    Informational programs about the U-M’s new health insurance policy for international students are scheduled in Room 9, International Center, at the following times: 6 p.m. Feb. 1, 7 p.m. Feb. 9, 1 p.m. March 2, 2 p.m. March 15, 9 a.m. March 29 and noon April 14.

    The workshops will help international students understand policy benefits and how to file claims correctly.

    Moscow Virtuosi will debut in Ann Arbor Feb. 3

    The Moscow Virtuosi, an ensemble of top-ranking soloists from the former Soviet Union, will make its Ann Arbor debut at 8 p.m. Feb. 3 at Rackham Auditorium. The program will feature works by Haydn, Shostakovich, Arvo Part and Rodion Shchedrin.

    Tickets $20–$29, are available at the University Musical Society Box Office, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturdays.

    Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia join forces

    The University Symphony Orchestra and the University Philharmonia will give a joint concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 1 in Hill Auditorium.

    The program includes the “Roman Carnival” Overture by Berlioz, the Overture to “La Forza del Destino” by Verdi and the Prelude to “Die Meistersinger” by Wagner. The featured work will be William Walton’s “Belshazzar’s Feast,” with faculty member Leslie Guinn as baritone soloist and the University Choir and Chamber Choir.

    Teleconference focuses on ‘Embracing Pluralism’

    A teleconference “The Other: Embracing Pluralism” will be downlinked Jan. 25–26 to the Hussey Room, Michigan League. The teleconference, from the Trinity Institute, an education program of New York’s Trinity Parish Church, is sponsored locally by the Institute for Public Theology at the Episcopal Church’s Canterbury House and Lutheran Campus Ministry.

    Speakers, who will address the challenge of pluralism from the perspective of the Christian tradition, include Krister Stendahl, professor emeritus of Harvard Divinity School; Cornel West, professor of religion and director of Afro-American Studies at Princeton University; Walter Brueggman, professor of Old Testament at Columbia Seminary in Decatur, Ga.; and Ann Belford Ulanov, professor of psychiatry and religion at Union Theological Seminary.

    For information or schedule of speakers, call 665-0606.

    New Prechter Laboratory open house is Feb. 5

    The School of Education will open the new Prechter Laboratory for Interactive Technology 2–4 p.m. Feb. 5. The laboratory, located on the second floor of the School of Education Bldg., will feature demonstrations of technology by School faculty and staff. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 763-4880.

    Lecture will focus on National Information Infrastructure

    Jane Bortnick-Griffith, assistant chief for the Science Policy Research Division of the Library of Congress, will discuss “Public Policy Issues and NII (National Information Infrastructure) 1:30–3 p.m. Thurs. (Jan. 27) in the Ehrlicher Room, School of Information and Library Studies.

    Bortnick-Griffith will examine Congress’ support and development of an NII that would promote economic growth, improve education and health care delivery, and empower citizens to participate more fully in this nation’s democracy.

    An informal reception will follow the free, public lecture.

    Foot will discuss ‘Readership, Patronage and Collecting’

    Mirjam Foot, director of collections and preservation at the British Library, will discuss “Readership, Patronage and Collecting” at 6:30 p.m. Thurs. (Jan. 27) in the Special Collections Library, seventh floor, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. The public is invited to attend the lecture and a reception being held at 6 p.m. that day.

    Feb. 4 auction will benefit Kelsey

    “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.

    Polish music, politics subject of Jan. 26 talk

    Musicologist Danuta Gwizdalanka will discuss “Polish Music and Politics, 1945–93” at noon, Wed. (Jan. 26) in Lane Hall Commons Room. Her presentation is sponsored by the Polish Studies Program.

    Gwizdalanka studied musicology at Poznan University. Her publications include the first Polish Chamber Music Guide (1993) and Chamber Music in European Society 1750–1848 (forthcoming). While here she also will give a presentation on Shostakovich’s chamber music at the conference on “Shostakovich: The Man and His Age, 1906–75,” Thurs.–Sun. (Jan. 27–30).

    Disruptive behavior disorders examined Jan. 26

    Rolf Loeber, professor of psychiatry, psychology and epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, will discuss “New Findings on Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Children and Adults 10:30 a.m.—noon Wed. (Jan. 26) in Auditorium F2305, Maternal & Child Health Center. His presentation is sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry.

    Happy birthday, Amadeus

    Celebrate the 238th birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–91) at the School of Music’s free second annual Mozart Birthday Celebration Concert at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 in Hill Auditorium.

    Faculty soloists Leone Buyse, Penelope Crawford, Andrew Jennings and Yizhak Schotten will perform, accompanied by the University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gustav Meier.

    Tax workshop slated for international students

    A workshop for international students titled “Federal Tax Withholding Forms and Tax Treaty Information” will be held at 3 p.m. Thurs. (Jan. 27) in Room 9, International Center.

    Representatives from the Payroll Office will answer questions about tax withholding forms, exemptions and tax treaties with the United States.

    Caring for Aging Relatives series begins March 4

    Turner Clinic is planning a six-week series of meetings for adult children who are caregivers of older relatives. Caring for Aging Relatives begins 6–8 p.m. March 4 at the Turner Geriatric Clinic. The group will meet on Tuesday evenings through April 5. Professionals in the field of geriatric care will present programs. The cost is $30 per person, $50 per couple. For information, call Jon Henley, 764-2556.

    Special Collections Library gives tours of Bible exhibit

    The Special Collections Library in the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library will give group tours of its current exhibit, “From Papyri to King James: The Evolution of the English Bible,” 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat. (Jan. 29).

    The exhibition traces the roots of the King James Bible, showing both its direct ancestors and other related religious works from A.D. 150 to A.D. 1611. For information or to schedule a tour, call 764-9377.