The University Record, March 7, 1994

Briefings

Felice Schwartz will give McInally Memorial Lecture

Felice N. Schwartz, whose Harvard Business Review article sparked a debate about separate corporate careers for women who choose to have children and those who do not, will deliver the annual McInally Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. Thurs. (March 10) in Hale Auditorium. Her topic: “At the Crossroads,” an examination of the situation of professional women today and why they are at a crossroads.

Schwartz retired last year as president of Catalyst, a national, not-for-profit organization she founded in 1962 that works with business to effect change for women.

Hartford will address LS&A faculty today

Vice President for Student Affairs Maureen A. Hartford will discuss how residence halls relate to the University’s academic mission at the LS&A faculty meeting that begins at 4:10 p.m. in Auditorium B, Angell Hall.

Also on the agenda are discussion of several proposed changes in the Faculty Code regarding the pass-fail option, Boards of Study, and English Composition Board entrance assessment requirements.

Refreshments will be served at 4 p.m.

Regents will meet this week

The Regents will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thurs. (March 10) at the Henry Ford Estate-Fair Lane, U-M-Dearborn. The agenda includes the annual report on investments and the U-M Hospitals Comparative Statistic Report, followed by public comments at 4 p.m. They will resume their meeting at 9 a.m. Fri. (March 11) in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Administration Bldg.

MLK Day ’95 planning under way

The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Multicultural Affairs has begun to plan events for Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1995. Units also planning events are asked to not schedule any during the following time periods: 7–9 p.m. Jan. 15 and 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. and 7–9 p.m. Jan. 16. Questions? Contact Michael Jones-Coleman, 936-1055.

Old Spring Plant renamed

The old Associated Spring Plant building on Kipke Drive has been named the Campus Safety Services Bldg. The address is 1239 Kipke Dr., 1010. The Department of Public Safety will move to the new facility in May. Several other units will move at a later date.

Plans under way for ‘Take Your Child to Work Day’

The Family Care Resources Program office is acting as a clearinghouse for information about “Take Your Child to Work Day,” the U-M’s version of the annual “Take Your Daughter to Work Day” sponsored by the Ms. Foundation.

Several U-M units have begun making plans for the event, and a meeting of those interested in participating is scheduled March 21. For time and location, call Leslie de Pietro, 998-6133.

Program focuses on promoting constructive change for women

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Commission for Women and the Academic Women’s Caucus are sponsoring a program titled “Promoting Constructive Change for Women at the U-M” noon–1 p.m. March 16 in the Michigan Room, Michigan League.

Virginia Nordby, former director of the Affirmative Action Office, will offer a historical perspective covering the last several decades. Center for the Education of Women Director Carol Hollenshead will focus on the present and future.

Sutton will speak at community service learning brown bag

Sharon Sutton, associate professor of architecture and urban planning, will discuss “Contradictory Missions of a Tempered Radical’s Teaching” noon–1 p.m. March 14 in Room 2553, LS&A Bldg. Sutton’s presentation is part of a brown-bag series on “Pedagogy and Research in Community Service Learning,” sponsored by the Office of Community Service Learning, LS&A, the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, Task Force on Community Service Learning, the Offices of the Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs, Michigan Campus Compact and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Next Law School brown bag looks at media

The Law School brown-bag lunch series continues 12:30–1:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Room 116, Hutchins Hall. This week (March 9) Michael Mansur, environmental writer with the Kansas City Star and Michigan Journalism Fellow, will discuss “Dealing with the Media: One Reporter’s View.”

Also scheduled this month: March 16, Sam Owusu, LL.M. student, “Detention without Trial: The Price of Political Dissent in Ghana”; March 23, Prateek Jalan, LL.M. student, “Democratic Functioning in a Developing Country: An Indian Perspective”; March 30, Hilal Zilelioglu, assistant professor of law at Ankara University, Turkey, “Environmental Policy and Law in Turkey.”

Kirkpatrick will lecture about Rothko paintings

Diane Kirkpatrick, chair of the Department of the History of Art, will discuss “Paintings by Mark Rothko” at 2 p.m. Sun. (March 13) in Auditorium B, Angell Hall. A reception will follow in the Museum of Art.

The exhibition “Paintings by Mark Rothko, 1945–69” is on display at the Museum of Art through May 8.

Celebrate Persian New Year

The Persian New Year will be celebrated at the International Center coffee hour 4–6 p.m. March 18 in Room 9, International Center. Persian delicacies will be served along with coffee. Entertainment will include the reading of Persian poetry. For information, call 764-9310.

Grad students will present research on gender issues

“Women in the Middle East” will be discussed at a free, public symposium 3 p.m. today (March 7) in Room 3050, Frieze Bldg.

Sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies, the conference will feature graduate students who conduct research on gender issues. For information, call 764-0314.

Benefit Reimbursement Account cutoff dates

To guarantee reimbursement in their March paycheck, Flexible Spending Account participants should submit claims to the Benefits Office, Room 2030, Administrative Services Bldg., by Tues. (March 9) for biweekly pay periods and by March 21 for monthly pay periods.

Duke prof will speak

Sandra L. White, associate research professor at the Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Duke University Medical Center, will lecture about “Swainsonine: A Journey From Locoweed to Myeloproliferative and Chemoprotective Agent” at 2 p.m. March 14 in Room 4804, Medical Science Bldg. II.

The presentation is sponsored by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies of the Medical School and the Association of Multicultural Scientists, a graduate student organization for underrepresented racial and ethnic groups at the U-M.

Faculty asked to return survey on climate for minority faculty

The Faculty Senate Committee for a Multicultural University asks that faculty who received questionnaires about the quality of life for minority faculty return the questionnaires by March 18.

Questionnaires, which were sent to 600 minority faculty, should be returned to the University Climate Study, Department of Health Services Management and Policy, Room M3158, School of Public Health Bldg. II, 2029. For information, call 936-1317.

Seminar to examine research strategies for social change

The second seminar about research strategies for social change will be held 2–4 p.m. Fri. (March 11) in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.

The seminar will focus on community-based research as an empowering process and will feature a panel with Jackie Reed, executive director of the Westside Health Authority in Chicago, and employees of Core City Neighborhoods in Detroit.

The seminar is sponsored by the Program in Conflict Management Alternatives and the Participatory Action Research Group.

Power PC will be demonstrated

The Instructional Technology Laboratory (ITL), along with Apple Computer, will host a hands-on Power PC demonstration 1–5 p.m. March 21 at the ITL, Room 1712, Willard Henry Dow Laboratory. Faculty and staff will be able to use several applications on the newly released Power PC. Apple technical representatives and ITL staff will be available to answer questions. For information, contact Laurie Crum, 936-1145 or via e-mail.

Return Space Inventory Survey

March 18 is the deadline for returning Departmental Space Inventory Survey forms. The deadline needs to be met because the date for overhead cost recovery negotiations with the federal government is earlier than in past years. Survey data are a major component of the negotiation proposal. For information, call the Office of Space Analysis, 763-1196.

Breast cancer support group meets biweekly

Networks, a support and discussion group for women who are facing or who have survived a breast cancer recurrence, meets 7–8:30 p.m. every other Wednesday in Reception Room A, Taubman Center. Meetings are scheduled March 9, March 23, April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18, June 1, June 15 and June 29. For information or to register for the free group, call Christine Young, 936-9465.

Milgrom to lead off Woytinsky Seminar Speaker Series

Paul Milgrom, professor of economics at Stanford University, will discuss “Comparative Statics: The Monotone Methods Approach,” at the first lecture in the 1994 W.S. Woytinsky Seminar Speaker Series. He will speak at 4 p.m. March 17 in Room 201, Lorch Hall.

Milgrom, a microeconomist, is co-author of Economics, Organization and Management. The series is sponsored by the Department of Economics. For information, call 733-2355.

Applications sought for diabetes research

The Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center (MDRTC) has received an award from the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International to support summer student work in diabetes research at the U-M.

The program provides $2,500 stipends for the eight-week period of the award. Anticipated start date is late June. Positions are available for students who will be juniors or seniors by fall 1994 or who are graduate or medical students.

Applications, available in the MDRTC office, Room 3920, Taubman Center, are due April 8. For information, call 936-5032.

Take time for tubas

The School of Music’s Euphonium/Tuba Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Sat. (March 12) in Recital Hall, School of Music Bldg. Fritz Kaenzig, professor of tuba, will direct the group. The concert features the world premiere of a new piece, Circles, by Scott Vaillancourt, a graduate student who specializes in composition and tuba. Also on the program: Fisher Tull’s Tubular Octad; works by Stevens, Vaughan and Ramsoe; and arrangements of Monteverdi and jazz.

Dan Burdick, who received his doctor of musical arts degree in tuba from the School of Music in 1993, will give a guest recital at noon March 20 in Recital Hall.

Fauri Lecture is March 14

Social worker and alumnus James K. Whittaker will deliver the Fedele F. Fauri Memorial Lecture on Child Welfare at 4 p.m. March 14 at the Rackham Amphitheater.

Whittaker, professor of social work at the University of Washington, will discuss “Reframing the Practice Task in Child Welfare: Challenges and Opportunities.” He will be joined by panelists Oscar Barbarin and Kathleen Faller, professors of social work.

The free lecture, sponsored by the School of Social Work, is named in honor of Fauri, former vice president and dean of the School of Social Work.

For information, call 764-5347.

Sochalski will examine health care reform for nurses

Julie Sochalski, assistant professor at Columbia University School of Nursing, will discuss “Health Care by Design, Not by Accident: An Insider’s View of Health Care Reform” at 7:30 p.m. March 17 at the Sheraton Inn, 3200 Boardwalk.

Sochalski, who received her doctorate from the School of Nursing, was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow in the office of Sen. Bill Bradley of New Jersey and a member of the White House Task Force on Health Care Reform.

The lecture is sponsored by the Rho, Eta Rho and Kappa Iota Chapters of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing. Admission is $8 at the door for members, students and retirees and $10 for others. For information, call 662-2390.

Register now for broomball

The Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program will accept entries for broomball 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Thurs. (March 10) at the Intramural Sports Bldg. (IMSB) The entry fee is $30 per team. A mandatory managers’ meeting will be held at 6 p.m. March 10 in the main gym of the IMSB. Games will be played at 10 p.m., 11 p.m. and midnight Mondays through Thursdays beginning March 14 at Yost Ice Arena. For information, call 763-3562.

Partners of breast cancer victims support group meets Wednesdays

A free discussion group for partners of women with breast cancer will meet 7–8:30 p.m. for six Wednesdays beginning March 16. Other meeting dates are March 30, April 13, April 27, May 11 and May 25 in Room 2G207, second floor, U-M Hospitals. The group is an opportunity to obtain accurate information and share common concerns with other men whose lives also have been affected by breast cancer.

For information or to register, call 936-9465.

FWC quilt sections sponsor benefit for Kempf House

The Quilt Sections of the Faculty Women’s Club (FWC) will sponsor the fifth annual Benefit Quilt Show 1–4 p.m. March 19–20 at the Kempf House, 312 S. Division St. Approximately 40 quilts, wall hangings and quilted garments will be on display in the period rooms of Kempf House, a Greek Revival home built in 1853. Members of the three quilting sections will be on hand to demonstrate quilting techniques and to discuss the history and styles of the various quilts on display. Admission is $2. Proceeds will be used to maintain and refurbish Kempf House.

Moms in science, engineering will discuss lives

A workshop titled “Moms in Science and Engineering: Combining Personal and Professional Lives” will be held 4–5:30 p.m. Tues. (March 8) in the East Conference Room, Rackham Bldg. Women students are invited to this discussion with women who are successfully combining professional and family responsibilities. Speakers from a variety of engineering and scientific fields will discuss their lives and answer questions. The workshop is sponsored by the Women in Science and Engineering Program, Center for the Education of Women. For information, call 998-7225.

Ghosh will speak at 2 events

Writer and anthropologist Amitav Ghosh will lecture and read at two events Fri. (March 11) sponsored by the Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies.

Ghosh, a native of Bengal, will present a paper titled “Portable Performances I: The Friezes of Angkor Come to Life in France” at noon in the Lane Hall Commons Room as part of the Center’s year-long series on “Mapping the Cultural Politics of Southeast Asia.” He will read from his newest book In an Antique Land at 4 p.m. in Room 4633, Haven Hall. A reception will follow the reading.

A visiting faculty member in the Department of Anthropology at Columbia Univer-sity, Ghosh is best known for his two novels The Circle of Reason and The Shadow Lines. In an Antique Land is a memoir of ethnographic fieldwork and historical discovery, an elegy about history and identity encompassing the collision of personal narratives, historical genealogies and political predicaments.

Works of Iranian painter on display March 11–12

The exhibition “A Showing of the Works of Nasser Ovissi: Paintings of Modern Iran” will open 6–8 p.m. Fri. (March 11) in Room 3050, Frieze Bldg.

Ovissi will present his exhibition and show a film he produced on modern Iranian art. A reception will follow.

The paintings also will be on view 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat. (March 12) at the same location.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies, Women’s Studies Program, International Institute, and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. For information, call 764-0314.

Thursday is Kinesiology Day

The Division of Kinesiology will hold its first Kinesiology Day 12:30–5 p.m. Thurs. (March 10) at the Central Campus Recreation Bldg. Some 50 faculty, staff and students will give short oral or poster presentations on a variety of topics, including physiological testing, youth fitness, facility management and the effects of exercise on weight control. Events are open to the public. For information on specific times and topics, call Audrey Rumler, 747-2699.

Amnesty International meeting will focus on Uganda

U-M alumna Kate Jellema will give a talk and slide presentation “After Idi Amin: Human Rights in Uganda Then and Now” at 7:30 p.m. March 8 in the Welker Room, Michigan Union, at the monthly meeting of the Ann Arbor chapter of Amnesty International. Jellema spent a year in Uganda working with that country’s Foundation of Human Rights Initiative. For information, call 668-0660.