The University Record, March 28, 1994


Black Law Students Alliance symposium will examine civil rights in the ’90s

“Civil Rights in the 1990s: Where Are We Now? Where Should We Go?” will be addressed at the Sixth Annual Symposium of the U-M Black Law Students Alliance April 8–9 at the Law School.

Topics will include the efficacy of the Voting Rights Act, legal strategies to assist urban communities and the viability of the traditional framework for civil rights.

The following events are scheduled during the free, public symposium:

  • April 8: Reception, 8 p.m., Michigan Union.

  • April 9: Continental breakfast, 9–10 a.m., Lawyers’ Club Lounge.

  • Panel I, “Strategies to Assist Our Urban Communities,” 10–11:30 a.m., Room 100, Law School. Panelists include Jacqueline J. Cissell, director of social and cultural studies, Indiana Family Institute; Sharon M. McPhail, division chief of screening and district courts, Wayne County prosecutor’s office; and Esmeralda Simmons, attorney and member of the New York City Board of Education.

  • Panel II, “Is Civil Rights the Proper Focus for Today’s African American?” 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Room 100, Law School. Panelists include attorney Jacqueline A. Berrien of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Voting Rights Project; U.S. Rep. Harold Ford of Tennessee; and Theodore M. Shaw, associate director-counsel, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund Inc.

  • Panel III, “Efficacy of The Voting Rights Act,” 2:30–5 p.m., Room 100, Law School. Panelists include Cherylynn Ifill, professor of law at the University of Maryland; Pam Karlin, professor of law at the University of Virginia; columnist Alan L. Keyes, author of Masters of The Dream: The Strength and Betrayal of Black America; and Shaw.

  • Butch Carpenter Scholarship Banquet, 6:30 p.m., Sheraton Inn, Ann Arbor. Keynote speaker will be U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters of California.

    Symposium sessions are free. Banquet tickets are $20 for students, $50 for non-students, $60 for patrons.

    For panel information, call Chris Ware, 741-8958. For more information on the banquet, call Lisa Lawson, 995-9584.

    Mann will discuss AIDS, health and human rights, and the future of public health

    Jonathan Mann, professor and director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, will speak on “AIDS, Health and Human Rights: The Future of Public Health” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday (March 31) in Auditorium II, School of Public Health Building.

    Mann, who also directs the International AIDS Center of the Harvard AIDS Institute, founded and directed the World Health Organization’s Global Program on AIDS in 1986–90. He is president of Doctors of the World, the U.S. affiliate of Medecins du Monde, which is a French medical and humanitarian relief organization, and chairman of the Global AIDS Policy Coalition, an independent research and advocacy group.

    Mann’s lecture is part of an AIDS program in honor of June E. Osborn, former dean of the School of Public Health and chair of the National Commission on AIDS in 1989–93.

    For more information, call Barbara Schneider, 764-8093.

    Hearings on proposed smoking policy slated for April 4–5

    The University’s Smoking Policy Revision Implementation Committee will hold public hearings on proposed changes in the U-M’s smoking policy 10 a.m.–noon April 4 in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union, and 2–4 p.m. April 5 in the North Campus Commons.

    The hearings are “to enable the University community and outside interested parties to bring forth data and their expressions of interest,” according to organizers.

    To address the committee at one of the public hearings, call the Staff and Union Relations office, 763-2387.

    Register for lifeguard training recertification class

    The Adult Lifestyle Program is offering a lifeguard training recertification class 5:30–8:30 p.m. April 18, April 19 and April 21 at the Bell Pool, Central Campus Recreation Bldg. (CCRB). The $30 fee does not include a book. Participants must still be certified.

    Register in Room 3050, CCRB, 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m. weekdays. For information, call 764-1342.

    Copies of 175th anniversary lectures available

    Copies of the monograph containing the proceedings of the 1992–93 Presidential Lecture Series on Academic Values are available in limited quantities. The series of five lectures was held in conjunction with the U-M’s 175th anniversary celebration and featured contributions from some of the most distinguished academics on campus. To obtain copies, contact the Office of the President, 764-6270.

    Arts Chorale will present spring concert March 29

    The U-M Arts Chorale will present its free spring concert at 8 p.m. Tues. (March 29) at Hill Auditorium. The Arts Chorale, returning from its Toronto concert tour, will perform a mix of Welsh, German and American folk songs, including several pieces by American composer Aaron Copland. The 90-member mixed chorus is under the direction of Jonathan Hirsh.

    Vanpools need riders

    The Brighton, Hamburg and Grass Lake vanpools need riders. The cost is $65 per month, paid by payroll deduction. For information, call Transportation Services, 764-3429.

    MedSport sponsors runners clinic

    MedSport’s eighth annual runners clinic will be held at 7 p.m. April 5 in the Domino’s Farms Activities Hall, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive.

    MedSport experts will be available to discuss ways runners can improve their speed and flexibility; treatment of sciatica, runner’s heel and knee pain; and the role that good nutrition and anti-oxidants play in a training regimen. For information, call 998-6495.

    Finding taxes taxing?

    An exhibition “Taxes, Taxes, Taxes: Certainty in the Western World” will be on display in the north exhibit lobby of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library April 2–29. The exhibition traces the history of taxation from Sumer in 2500 B.C. to the recent Michigan referendum.

    The collage highlights obscure moments in tax history such as the role of the Rosetta Stone, Euclid’s Geometry and Lady Godiva, as well as the more obvious Boston Tea Party.

    The 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.

    Presenting: The Mikado

    The Gilbert and Sullivan Society will present The Mikado at 8 p.m. April 6–9 and at 2 p.m. April 9–10 at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.

    The Mikado is a tale of young love and political cronyism that ends happily after many twists and turns. Tickets, $8–$12 and $5 for student seating, can be ordered by calling the Society’s office, 761-7855. Tickets can be purchased or hold orders picked up at the Mendelssohn Box Office, 763-1085, beginning April 4. The box office will be open 11 a.m.–6 p.m. weekdays the week of the performances and for one hour before each performance.

    Learn glassblowing

    The U-M-Dearborn will offer a workshop for beginning and advanced glassblowing students 9 a.m.–4 p.m April 9–10 in Lab 251, Science Bldg. Registration deadline is April 1.

    The non-credit workshop will provide students with hands-on experience in the techniques of lampworking glass, using soda lime, borosilicate and a variety of colored glasses, according to artists Frederick Birkhill and Shane Fero, who will conduct the workshop.

    The $200 fee includes instruction, materials and lab fees. For information, call (313) 271-0909.

    Berkeley’s Troy Duster will speak today

    Troy Duster, professor of sociology and director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change at the University of California, Berkeley, will speak at 7:30 p.m. today (March 28) in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League. His talk, “Elevating the Dialogue on Diversity in Higher Education: Self-Segmentation Seen Through Different Prisms,” will be followed by a reception and discussion about the implications of Berkeley’s experiences and data for the U-M. Duster has written a number of books, including The Legislation of Morality, Aims and Control of Universities and Backdoor to Eugenics.

    The visit is sponsored by Faculty [and Staff] Against Institutional Racism teaching group (FAIRteach) and the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Multicultural Affairs. For information, call 764-3982.

    Sign up now for cross county run

    The deadline to enter the Intramural Sports Program’s 3-mile cross country run is 4:30 p.m. April 7 at the Intramural Sports Bldg. The fee is $5. The race, which begins at 9 a.m. April 9, will be conducted on a portion of the Gallup Park bicycle path and on Mitchell Field. For information, call 763-3562.

    Excel/Windows upgrades available at Photo Services

    Excel/Windows version 6.0 upgrades are now available at Photo & Campus Services for units or individuals who purchased their present version after Sept. 15, 1993. Customers must present a dated proof of purchase and U-M ID. Photo & Campus Services is open 8 a.m.–noon and 1–4:30 p.m. weekdays.

    Spring football game will benefit the University Library

    Proceeds from the 1994 Spring Football Game and Athletic Department Garage Sale April 9 will benefit the University Library.

    The garage sale, featuring an assortment of athletic equipment and apparel, will be held 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at Crisler Arena. The football game begins at 1:30 p.m.

    Tickets for the game, $5, are available from the Michigan Ticket Department, 1000 S. State St., 764-0247.

    Matthaei Botanical Gardens offers outdoor trail walks

    Matthaei Botanical Gardens docents will lead free outdoor trail walks at 2 p.m. Sat.–Sun. (April 2–3) at the Gardens. Participants will meet the docent guide on the front steps of the Gardens.

    Indoor Conservatory tours titled “Plant Adaptations” are scheduled 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 9, April 16 and April 23 and 2 p.m. April 10, April 17 and April 24. Admission is $2. Participants should register at the front lobby reception desk prior to the tour.

    Sessions focus on future computing services

    A special session titled “Life After MTS: The Future of Computing at U-M” will be offered 1–2:30 p.m. Fri. (April 1) in Room 2224 and 1–2:30 p.m. April 11 in Room 2228, School of Education Bldg.

    Topics to be discussed include distributed computing, why the campus is moving to distributed computing, and services the Information Technology Division (ITD) will begin providing in September.

    To register for the free sessions offered by ITD, send e-mail to itd.workshops or call 763-3700.

    Copernicus Lecture will focus on Polish contributions to science

    Wlodzimierz Zawadzki of the Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, will give the Copernicus Lecture at 8 p.m. April 8 in the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Bldg. His topic: “Polish Contributions to World Science.” Zawadzki is an authority in the field of semi-conductor physics from Warsaw, Poland.

    The program will include the dedication of a plaque and bust to commemorate Felix Pawlowski, a pioneer in aerospace engineering and founder of the Department of Aerospace Engineering. A reception will follow in the atrium.

    Register now for Adult Lifestyle Program

    Registration is under way for spring term classes offered by the Division of Kinesiology’s Adult Lifestyle Program.

    Classes range from aerobics at all levels to swimming, ballroom dancing, super circuits and tennis.

    Register in Room 3050, Central Campus Recreation Bldg., 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m. weekdays. Fees vary, depending on the type of class. For information, call 764-1342.

    Utsumi will discuss telecommunications

    Yoshio Utsumi, director general of the International Affairs Department of the Japanese Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, will discuss “Telecommunications and the U.S.-Japan Trade Relationship” at 4 p.m. April 4 in the Michigan Room, School of Business Administration. The lecture is part of the Mitsui Life Distinguished Lecture Series. A reception will follow the lecture.

    Europe on the cheap!

    A workshop on how to travel independently and inexpensively will be held 3–4:30 p.m. Thurs. (March 31) in the International Center. Student travelers will share their experiences. The center also offers low-cost travel specialties, including student and faculty ID cards (for discounts), hostel memberships and Eurail passes. For information, call 764-9310 8 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays.

    Faculty Women’s Club spring luncheon April 13

    The Faculty Women’s Club will hold its spring luncheon and annual meeting 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. April 13 at the Michigan League Ballroom. The lunch is $12 per person.

    For reservations, call Karen Brunsting, 741-4707, or Helen Birdsall, 434-0769.

    Lecturer will discuss ‘Science and Religion in the Middle Ages’

    Edward Grant, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University, will present a public lecture on “Science and Religion in the Middle Ages” at 4 p.m. Wed. (March 30) in Auditorium 4, Modern Languages Bldg.

    Grant is a past president of the History of Science Society. The lecture is sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa Associates, the departments of Philosophy and History, and the Program on Studies in Religion.

    Watch out for ‘special deals’

    Central Purchasing and Medical Purchasing warn departments to beware of phone calls from “paper pirates, toner phoners or any other so-called vendor” offering special prices for copier or other office supplies. The “special deals” can cost as much as 10 times the actual price of quality items.

    Also watch for advertisement solicitations that appear to be unpaid invoices. The fine print states the ad will be placed after payment is received.

    Questions about a vendor? Call Central Purchasing, 764-9200, or Medical Purchasing, 764-2262.

    Latin American Week scheduled April 4–9

    A talk by Cuban artist and dancer Rene David Chamizo will highlight Latin American Week April 4–9.

    Chamizo, known for his three-dimensional fiber sculptures, will discuss “The African Roots of Cuban Culture: The Music and Dance of the Orishas” at 7 p.m. April 7 inthe Pendleton Room, Michigan Union.

    Latin American Week also will include a Latin film presentation at 7 p.m. April 6 in Auditorium A, Angell Hall, and the “Gran Baile Final,” featuring a Latino band, at 9 p.m. April 8 at the Michigan Union Ballroom.

    For information, call 763-9044.

    Friends of the Museum sponsor gala concert and reception

    The Friends of the Museum of Art will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a concert by Pulitzer-prize winning composer and pianist William Bolcolm and soprano Joan Morris at 8 p.m. Sat. (April 2) at the Museum of Art.

    The pair will pay tribute to the Friends with a concert of festive American music, including works by Irving Berlin, Eubie Blake, George Gershwin, Scott Joplin and Bolcom.

    Admission is $35 for Friends, $50 for guests (price includes a one-year Friends membership). Reserved seating in the first two rows is available for $100 (price includes a pre-concert dinner in a private home).

    ‘Research and the Teaching of Ethics’ will be discussed

    David H. Smith, director of the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, Indiana University, will discuss “Research and the Teaching of Ethics” at 3:15 p.m. April 4 in Rackham Amphitheater. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion and then a reception in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.

    The lecture is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

    Colloquium will address Roman wall painting, set design

    Richard C. Beacham, reader in theatre studies, University of Warwick, will discuss “Roman Wall-Painting and Ancient Theater Set Design: Scholarly Investigations and Practical Experiments” at 3 p.m. Thurs. (March 31) in Room 2009, Angell Hall. The Department of Classical Studies is sponsoring the colloquium.

    Try Photo & Campus Services for program upgrades

    Photo & Campus Services has Word Perfect for Windows 6.0, Microsoft Word/Windows 6.0 and Microsoft Excel/Windows 4.0 upgrades available while supplies last. For information, call 764-9216.

    Turner sponsors travelogue on ‘Holland in the Spring’

    Turner Geriatric Services’ Learning in Retirement (LIR) program will feature “Holland in the Spring” at 10 a.m. April 7 at the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium, 990 Wall St.

    Al Wooll, a widely traveled LIR member, will present the program. For information, call 764-2556, mornings.

    Coming: The Heidi Chronicles

    Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles will be presented by the Department of Theater and Drama March 31–April 10 in Trueblood Theatre, the Michigan League. Performances will be at 8 p.m. March 31–April 2 and April 7–9 and at 2 p.m. April 3 and April 10.

    Wasserstein’s play, which won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Tony Award, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1989, is a sensitive, funny and sometimes angry examination of the “baby-boomer” generation that came of age during the 1960s. The story encompasses a 24-year period from 1965 to 1989.

    Tickets, $10 for general admission and $6 for student seating, are available at the League Ticket Office 10 a.m.–6 p.m. weekdays and one hour prior to curtain on performance days.

    Henry Ford Estate celebrates anniversary of powerhouse

    The Henry Ford Estate at the U-M-Dearborn will celebrate the 80th anniversary of its recently restored power house by giving potted flowers to the first 80 adult visitors who tour the Estate April 4.

    Operating regularly for the first time in 40 years, the powerhouse supplies hydroelectric energy to the Estate, according to Estate Director Donn Werling.

    Spring and summer hours for daily tours of the Henry Ford Estate and its power house begin April 1: 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Mon.–Sat. and 1–4:30 p.m. Sun.

    Many Library services available through e-mail

    The University Library offers several ser-vices via e-mail. Loan requests may be made by sending complete bibliographic information, along with your status (faculty, graduate student), department, campus address and phone number to “Interlibrary Loan” on MTS. Requests for materials to be retrieved from Buhr should be sent to “Buhr Shelving Facility” or “Buhr” along with the call number, bibliographic information and library to which the materials should be sent.

    Trotter House will present multicultural festival

    The William Monroe Trotter House, the U-M’s Multicultural Student Center, will present its 11th annual Multicultural Festival “Universal Dimensions” 7–9 p.m. Sat. (April 2) at the Trotter House, 1443 Wash-tenaw Ave. The program will feature performing arts entertainment from various ethnic backgrounds. Refreshments will be served at the free event. For information, call 998-7037.

    Next Focus on Teaching scheduled April 6

    Rosina Lippi-Green, professor of German and linguistics, and Ed Rothman, professor of statistics, will present the next Focus on Teaching 3–5 p.m. April 6 in Room 1706, Willard Henry Dow Laboratory. Lippi-Green will demonstrate an interactive multimedia application that she uses to help students understand the role that language plays in the process of social identity, issues of inclusion and exclusion, and how groups view themselves and those whose language is different. Rothman will demonstrate a computer application called “Phaedrus,” which provides students with preliminary tests as well as critical feedback on their understanding of the principles they’ve been studying in an introductory statistics course.

    Meet Kerry Bowman

    The North Campus Commons Gallery will host a “Meet and Greet the Artist” reception for Kerry Bowman’s American Indian portrait collection called “A Vision in the Great Smoking Mirror” 5:30–7:30 p.m. Tues. (March 29) at the Gallery. Bowman will answer questions and talk about his American Indian exhibition.

    The exhibition will be on display April 2–8.

    Planetarium announces special weekday shows

    The Exhibit Museum will offer special showings of its family show, “Spring Skies,” at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. today–Thurs. (March 28–31) and April 4–April 8. The show is for all ages. Tickets are $2.50 per person.

    Exhibit Museum hours are 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat. and 1–5 p.m. Sun. For information, call 763-6085.

    Early Music Ensemble will perform Musikalische Exequien

    The Early Music Ensemble will perform Heinrich Schutz’s Musikalische Exequien at 8 p.m. April 5 in the Blanche Anderson Moore Hall, Moore Bldg.

    Also on the program is William Byrd’s motet Justorum Animae. Complementing the vocal works by Schutz and Byrd will be instrumental pieces by G.F. Handel and J.S. Bach, featuring oboes and violins.

    The Early Music Ensemble, a group of advanced School of Music students, is directed by harpsichord Prof. Edward Parmentier. The concert is free.

    Moshe Lewin will give Russe Commonwealth Lecture

    Moshe Lewin, professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, will give the Russe Commonwealth Lecture at 4 p.m. Tues. (March 29) in Room 4633, Haven Hall. His topic: “Historical Knowledge and the Russian Crisis.”

    He will discuss “The Advantages and Pitfalls of Comparing Naziism and Stalinism” at a brown-bag session at noon Wed. (March 30) in the Lane Hall Commons Room.

    Lewin specializes in the history of Soviet Russia. His visit is sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies, and the International Institute.

    Lehiste will receive Athena Award

    Ilse Lehiste, linguist and phonetician, will receive the Alumnae Council’s Athena Award June 10. She will speak at the annual Alumnae Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. that day at the Michigan League. For information, call the Alumni Association, 763-9708.

    Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 comes to Hill April 5

    Faculty artists Lorna Haywood, Rosemary Russell, Mark Beudert and Leslie Guinn will be the soloists in a free performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at 8 p.m. April 5 in Hill Auditorium.

    They will be joined by the Rackham Symphony Chorus, the Vanguard Voices and the Campus Symphony Orchestra.

    Sirens will blow March 30

    An audible test of outdoor sirens will be held on campus as part of a city of Ann Arbor test at 10 a.m. Wed. (March 30). The sirens will sound for one to three minutes, according to the Department of Public Safety.

    The test is part of the state’s Severe Weather Awareness Week March 27–April 2. For information on severe weather, tornados or disaster preparedness, call 763-1131.

    Lecturer will discuss nuclear waste disposal

    Howard Kunreuther, co-director of the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, will discuss “The Challenges in Disposing of High-Level Nuclear Waste” at 3:30 p.m. April 15 in Room 1028, Dana Bldg.

    Kunreuther will propose an alternative siting process for disposing of nuclear waste that focuses on the problems of fairness and equity. The presentation is sponsored by the School of Natural Resources and Environment, and the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering.