The University Record, January 31, 1994


Neighborhood program names director

Charlene Johnson of Highland Park has been appointed program director for the Michigan Neighborhood Partnership, a group of community-based organizations working together to help promote economic and social development in Detroit.

Announcement of the appointment was made by Larry Coppard, director of the School of Social Work’s Office of External Relations and Development, which helps manage the partnership.

Established in January 1993, the Michigan Neighborhood Partnership helps to “strengthen community-based organizations and their neighborhoods and increase the self-sufficiency of individuals and families,” Coppard said. “Partners from business, government, religious and non-profit organizations assist the Partnership by providing technical assistance, volunteers and financial resources.”

The partnership is made up of nine organizations: Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services, Community Revitalization Stewardship Program (Jubilee Christian Church), Core City Neighborhoods, Islandview Village Development Corp., Joy of Jesus, Latino Family Services Inc., People in Faith United, REACH Inc. and Rosedale Park Baptist Church.

Exhibition focuses on illustrations of evil

The exhibition “Evil: Illustrations of Religious Teachings” will be on display in the Special Collections Library, seventh floor of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Tues. (Feb. 1)–April 1.

The exhibition highlights the conceptions of evil as portrayed in the world’s principal religious texts. Examples of cruelty, fear, greed, hate, violence and other behaviors believed to be contrary to human good will be illustrated by material from the Bible’s Ten Commandments, the writings of Buddha, the Koran, the Bhagavad-Gita and other sacred literature. Manuscript materials and books dating from medieval time to the present are included.

The Special Collections Library is open 10 a.m.– 5 p.m.. Mon.–Fri and 10 a.m.–noon Sat.

Arts Chorale will present winter concert Feb. 9

The Arts Chorale will present a free winter concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 in Hill Auditorium. The group will be joined by the Campus Philharmonia Orchestra and several local high school groups—the Milan High School Singers, the Franklin Singers from Livonia Franklin High School, the Village Singers of Livonia Stevenson High School, the Northville Singers of Northville High School and the Ypsilanti High School Chamber Singers. Each group will present a portion of its repertoire, and the groups will join under the direction of Jonathan Hirsh to perform Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy.

Learn at U-M-Flint’s Engineering Science Program

Prospective students and their families are invited to attend an informational session about the U-M-Flint’s Engineering Science Program at 6:30 p.m. Tues. (Feb. 1) in the Kiva, Harding Mott University Center.

Faculty will discuss degree requirements, co-op work opportunities and career options. A panel of alumni and current students will share their experiences with the audience. A question-and-answer period and tours of the lab facilities will follow.

For reservations, call the Admissions Office, (810) 762-3300.

Research clubs will meet Feb. 2

Leonard Woodcock will discuss “China: In the U.S. Image” at the annual meeting of the Research Club and the Women’s Research Club at 7:30 p.m. Wed. (Feb. 2) in Rackham Amphitheater. Also on the program is a presentation by Eva V. Huseby-Darvas, assistant research scientist in the Center for Russian and East European Studies, titled “Recent Studies of Women: Neo-Nationalist Reconstruction of Gender and Refugee Issues in Hungary.” A reception in Assembly Hall will follow.

Carson will give first Krause Humanities in Medicine Lecture

Benjamin Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University, will give the first Charles and Barbara Krause Humanities in Medicine Lecture at 5 p.m. Thurs. (Feb. 3) in Ford Amphitheater. Carson, a graduate of the U-M Medical School, will discuss “The Real Meaning of M.D.” The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. For information, call 936-8029.

Museum of Art offers staff discount Feb. 18 at gift shop

The Museum of Art Gift Shop will hold a sale 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Feb. 18. All merchandise will be discounted 15 percent for U-M staff with valid ID.

Grad students invited to Horace and Mary Cafe

The Horace and Mary Cafe for graduate students, Room 2006, Rackham Bldg., is now open 1–10 p.m. Mon.–Thurs. and 1–5 p.m. Sat.–Sun.

Jameson will give Keniston Lecture Feb. 4

Fredric Jameson, the William A. Lane Professor of Comparative Literature at Duke University, will deliver the 18th annual Hayward Keniston Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Fri. (Feb. 4) in Rackham Amphitheater. He will speak on “Ressentiment and Literature.” A reception will follow the lecture, which is sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

International Programs seeks resident assistant applicants

The Office of International Programs seeks letters of application from graduate students interested in the position of resident assistant for three programs: Jamaica Spring (mid-May to late June), London Summer (early July to mid-August) and Salamanca Summer (late June to mid-August). Application deadline is Feb. 11.

Compensation includes airfare, living expenses and a $1,500 stipend. For information, call 764-4311.

Feb. 4 deadline to nominate research scientists

The deadline for nominating research scientists for the Distinguished Research Scientist Award, the University Research Scientist Award and the University Research Scientist Lectureship is Fri. (Feb. 4). For information about the Distinguished Research Scientist Award, contact Sandy Whitesell, 763-3135. For information about the University Research Scientist Award or University Senior Research Scientist Lectureship, contact Judy Nowack, 763-1289.

Bell will give Black History Month keynote address

Derrick Bell, visiting professor of law at New York University, will give the keynote address for Black History Month at 7 p.m. Wed. (Feb. 2) in the Michigan League Ballroom. A book signing and reception will follow at 8:30 p.m. in the Vandenberg Room.

Bell, who left his position at Harvard University to protest the Harvard Law School’s failure to hire a senior-level Black woman for the faculty, is the author of Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism; We Are Not Saved: The Elusive Quest for Racial Justice; and Race, Racism, and American Law.

Bell’s lecture is sponsored by the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, Housing Special Programs, Law School, Minority Student Services, the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Multicultural Affairs. For information, call 764-5513.

Nominations sought for Rackham Executive Board

John H. D’Arms, dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, is soliciting nominations for graduate faculty to serve as members of the Graduate School’s Executive Board. Send nominations to Homer Rose, 1012 Rackham, by 5 p.m. Feb. 18.

Benefit Reimbursement Account cutoffs

To guarantee reimbursement in their February paychecks, Flexible Spending Account participants should submit claims to the Benefits Office, 2030 Administrative Services Bldg., by Feb. 9 for biweekly pay periods or Feb. 16 for monthly pay periods.

Signup for swim, dive meet

The entry deadline for the Intramural Sports Program’s swimming and diving meet is 4:30 p.m. Wed. (Feb. 2) at the Intramural Sports Bldg. The entry fee is $5 per person. The meet will be held at 6:45 p.m. Thurs. (Feb. 3) at Canham Natatorium. For information or a list of events, call 763-3562.

Coming: Turkish Film Festival

The Turkish Film Festival will be held at the Michigan Theater in February.

Sponsored by the Turkish Students Association at the U-M, the film series will include three feature-length movies with English subtitles.

They are The Daydreams of Miss Cazibe, 7 p.m., Thurs. (Feb. 3); To Walk on Fire, 7 p.m., Feb. 10; and I Love You Rosa, 7 p.m., Feb. 13.

Tickets are $5 general admission, $4 for students and $3 for Michigan Theater members.

Can computers solve the crisis in science, math education?

Lewis Kleinsmith, professor of biology, will lecture at 4 p.m. Feb. 17 in Rackham Amphitheater as part of the Sigma Xi series “Science Education in the 21st Century.” Kleinsmith’s topic: “Can Computers Alleviate the Current Crisis in Science and Mathematics Education?”

Sabra Sullivan Anderson, dean of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, will give a lecture at 4 p.m. March 17 in Room 1200, Willard Henry Dow Laboratory about “The Changing Face of Science and Engineering.”

Lexis-Nexis available

Access to Lexis-Nexis is available through the University Library to faculty and students for classroom-based assignments. Lexis-Nexis consists of the full text of various publications such as journal and newspaper articles, and wire services and full-text searching of federal bills, federal and state laws, and other legal information.

Training will be offered at the Undergraduate Library Microcomputer Lab: 4–5 p.m. Thurs. (Feb. 3), 2–3 p.m. Feb. 7, 7–8 p.m. Feb. 9, 11 a.m.–noon Feb. 10, 2–3 p.m. Feb. 14, 7–8 p.m. Feb. 16 and 11 a.m.–noon Feb. 17. To register, call 763-1539 or send e-mail to “Grad Library Reference.”

U-M-Dearborn will offer engineering aptitude exam

The U-M-Dearborn will offer the National Engineering Aptitude Search (NEAS) exam for prospective engineering, math and science college students 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. March 12.

The NEAS exam, sponsored by the Junior Engineering Technical Society and American College Testing, assesses the engineering aptitude of students in grades 9–12.

During the exam, parents are invited to speak to current U-M-Dearborn students, faculty and administrators at the Recreation and Organizations Center.

The deadline to register for the NEAS exam is Fri. (Feb. 4). The fee is $30. For information, call 593-5510.

Info technology, U mission will be discussed today

“Creating the Future: Information Technology and the Mission of the University” will be discussed at the second program in the Rackham Conversations on Academic Priorities series 4–8 p.m. today (Jan. 31) in the Rackham Building.

The program begins with an address by Daniel Atkins, dean of the School of Information and Library Studies, 4:10–5 p.m. in Rackham Amphitheater, followed by demonstrations 5–6:30 p.m. in Assembly Hall and a panel discussion 6:30–8 p.m. in the Amphitheater.

Kemp will give next lecture in Moses Gomberg series

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Prof. Daniel S. Kemp will lecture about “The Structure and Energetics of Short Peptide Helices in Solution. The Riddle Becomes Clearer” at 4 p.m. Feb. 14 in Room 1640, Willard H. Dow Laboratory. The lecture is part of the Moses Gomberg Lecture Series sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and E.I. DuPont DeNemours & Co.

Lecturer will discuss ‘demonizing the other’

Elaine Pagels of Princeton University will discuss “Satan in the New Testament: Demonizing the Other” at 7:30 p.m. today (Jan. 31) in the Natural Science Auditorium as part of the Program on Studies in Religion’s Visiting Professor of Religious Thought Lecture Series, “The Theory and Practice of Evil in the 20th and 21st Centuries.”

Lecturers scheduled in February for the free, public series include: Feb. 7, English Prof. Ralph G. Williams, “The Image of that Horror: Sensed Evil”; Feb. 14, history of art Prof. Diane Kirkpatrick, “Evil in the Eye: The Representation of Evil in the Visual Arts”; and Feb. 28, music Prof. David Crawford, “Hearing Evil: The Sounds Malignity Makes.”

Suckstorff will be honored

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

Focus on Teaching series begins

This term’s “Focus on Teaching” series begins 3–5 p.m. Wed. (Feb. 2) in Room 1706, Willard Henry Dow Laboratory.

Diane Kirkpatrick, professor of history of art, will open with a discussion of “The Digital Image Database: An Electronic Gallery of 20th-Century Art.”

Bronwen Gates, coordinator of the LS&A Teaching Assistant Training Program, will follow at 4 p.m. with “Teaching the Skills of Good Teaching.” Audience discussion at the informal sessions is encouraged. Refreshments will be served. For information, call Trisha Dvorak, 763-9523, or Charles Dershimer, 763-4665.

Gershwin scholar coming Feb. 6

George Gershwin scholar Artis Wodehouse will give the next free, public Stearns Collection’s Virginia Howard Lecture at 2 p.m. Sun. (Feb. 6) in the School of Music Recital Hall.

Wodehouse’s research has focused on Gershwin’s piano roll recordings. Blending new technology with historical documents, Wodehouse brings the piano rolls to life, featuring Gershwin’s interpretations of his piano pieces. Wodehouse has transcribed all of Gershwin’s 1926 and 1928 solo piano disc improvisations.

Coping with divorce

“Coping with Divorce from a Developmental Perspective” will be offered as part of the Family Care Resources Program’s Balancing Work and Family Life brown-bag workshop series noon–1 p.m. Feb. 8 in Room 4, Michigan League. Eastern Michigan University assistant professor Sylvia Jones will lead the discussion.

Katz, Sheil join for songs of all moods

Soprano Martha Sheil and pianist Martin Katz will join for songs of all moods at 8 p.m. Wed. (Jan. 26) in Rackham Auditorium. Music by Britten, Warlock Hindemith, Copland, Duparc, Beethoven, Hundley and Duke will be featured during the first half of the free, public program. Some dozen works by Richard Strauss will be performed after intermission.

Sheil sang 15 major roles during her six years with the New York City Opera. She specializes in the heroines of Verdi, Puccini and Mozart.

Katz regularly collaborates in recordings and recitals with such artists as Marilyn Horne, Kiri Te Kanawa, Frederica von Stade, Kathleen Battle, Kakan Hagegard and Jose Carreras.

Grad Library presents ‘The Information Arcade’

The Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library will present “The Information Arcade,” a showcase of electronic information sources, 2–4:30 p.m. Wed. (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.