The University Record, May 23, 1994

Briefings

For the record . . . School of Art workshops start in July

The School of Art is offering intensive workshops taught by artists and visiting faculty June 27–Aug. 19 (not July 27). Workshops meet 9 a.m.–5 p.m. five days per week and may be taken on a credit or non-credit basis. Courses and workshops are designed for School of Art students, students in other U-M schools and colleges, art teachers and serious part-time visual artists.

For a list of workshops or to register, call 764-0397.

Please note changes in Jobs Postings information

Please note changes in three sections of the Jobs Postings information at the top of page 2: changes of address for Human Resources/Affirmative Action (paragraph 1), additional locations of bulletin boards (paragraph 4), and change of address for the Ann Arbor Campus Employment Servcies Office (paragraph 6).

Bus Ad staff recognition program time changed

The School of Business Administration’s Staff Recognition Program will be held in Hale Auditorium on June 9 at 2 p.m. (time change from 10 a.m.).

Smoking cessation program offered

“Smoke-Free: A Stop Smoking Program,” will be presented noon–1 p.m. June 2 in Room 309, University Health Service. “Smoke-Free” is an intensive, eight-session smoking cessation program. The free introductory session reviews the program’s content. For information or to pre-register, call 763-1320.

RLSC offers summer enrichment programs for children

The Reading and Learning Skills Center (RLSC) is offering summer enrichment programs for K–9 students.

Mind Builders, an enrichment camp for students entering grades K-6 in the fall, offers a variety of interdisciplinary activities, including science experiments, reading, writing, working with math games and trying new computer programs.

Two three-week sessions are scheduled, June 22–July 13 and July 18–Aug. 5. Camps meet 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m. weekdays at the RLSC. The fee is $260 per session.

A teen enrichment workshop will be held for students who will be entering grades 6–9 in the fall. In an informal, relaxed atmosphere, students will choose and develop a topic, investigate the topic, decide how to present their findings and learn how and where their findings might be published. The workshop will be held 10 a.m.–noon weekdays Aug. 8–19 at the RLSC. The cost is $225.

For information, call 998-7195.

New carillon series begins June 20

A new “Seven Mondays at Seven” carillon series begins at 7 p.m. June 20 at Burton Memorial Tower and will feature Suzanne Magassy of Australia.

Other concerts, all beginning at 7 p.m., are: June 27, Bob Van Wely of the Netherlands; July 4, University Carillonist Margo Halsted and Today’s Brass Quintet; July 11, Richard Giszcak from the U-M; July 18, Sally Slade Warner of Cohasset, Mass.; July 25, Richard Gegner of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Aug. 1, Dennis Curry of Bloomfield Hills.

Admission is free. The Tower Room will be open following the recitals.

TQM, Deming focus of June 8 program

“Quality: Contrasts Between TQM and the Deming Philosophy,” a 90-minute presentation/discussion, will be held noon–1:30 p.m. June 8 in Rackham Amphitheater.

The session will be led by Edward Rothman, professor of statistics and director of the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research (CSCAR) and 15-year associate of W. Edwards Deming. The program, sponsored by CSCAR, is open to anyone interested in quality management principles. The $15 fee includes a snack. To register, call Myrna Pancost, 763-0341.

Feasibility grants available from Geriatrics Center

The Geriatrics Center has announced the availability of funds to support pilot/feasibility research projects in geriatrics and gerontology. Projects may involve basic biomedical science, clinical research, health services research, or behavioral and social science. There is particular interest in studies that propose to develop interventions, or intervention-related methods, that show promise for improving the health and independence of elderly people.

Grants are available to individuals with full-time faculty positions at a rank no higher than assistant professor or assistant research scientist. A limited number of grants will be available to full-time faculty whose proposals relate directly to intervention research. Individual awards will not exceed $20,000.

To request forms, call Julie Koch, 764-2266. Address questions about the program to Richard Miller, 936-2122.

Caring for your newborn

A free program for expectant mothers, fathers and grandparents is being offered 5:30–6:30 p.m. Tues. (May 24) at the U-M Brighton Health Center, 8685 W. Grand River Ave. Inta Ertel, pediatrician, and Mary Ann Komarynski, pediatric nurse practitioner, will discuss the basics of infant health care, including what is normal and when parents should act. To register, call (810) 227-9510.

Sign up now for family care workshops

Only two more workshops are available in the winter-spring Family Care Resources Program’s brown-bag series.

The parenting workshop, “Fostering Self Esteem in Young Children,” will be presented Wed. (May 25) by Trudi Hagen, director, Community Day Care.

The June 7 eldercare workshop, “Housing Options for Your Aging Parents,” will be presented by Katherine Supiano of Turner Clinic.

Both workshops will be held noon–1 p.m. in the Michigan League. Advance registration is suggested. Call 998-6133.

Program will focus on women’s health

Health risks, health maintenance and mid-life issues for women will be discussed at a program for women at 6:30 p.m. today (May 23) at the U-M Health Center, 9398 Lilley Road, Plymouth.

Ellen Mozurkewich, obstetrician and gynecologist, and Patricia Rutowski, nurse practitioner, will present the program.

To pre-register, call 459-0820. A $5 fee is payable at the door.

Quality, managed care topic of seminar June 3

“The Application of Quality Management in Clinical Care: Does It Hold Any Water” is the focus of a seminar noon–1 p.m. June 3 in Room F2305, Maternal and Child Health Center.

Stephen M. Shortell, the Buehler Distinguished Professor of Health Services Management, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, will present the topic for the Lectureship in Health Services Research. He will highlight research results on the implementation of quality improvement in 61 hospitals nationwide and will examine the role of organizational culture and implementation approaches. Findings pertaining to clinical efficiency associated with six clinical conditions also will be discussed.

June 2 is deadline for tennis tournament

Entries for singles and doubles for the Intramural Sports Program’s tennis tournament must be received by 2 p.m. June 2 at the Intramural Sports Building, 606 E. Hoover. Fees are $5 for individuals, $9 for teams. The tournament will be held June 4–5 at the Palmer Tennis Courts beginning at 10 a.m. Rain dates are June 11–12. For information, call 763-3562.

Talent agency offers film scholarships

United Talent Agency (UTA) has announced the creation of a scholarship program for film students at the U-M and Columbia University.

The selection process will include input from a group of the agency’s literary clients, including Richard LaGravenese, Jeb Stuart, Barry Sonnenfeld, Tom Parker, Jim Jennewin, Roger Simon and Susan Shilliday.

To qualify for the scholarship, students submit film treatments to the director of their film program, who then gives UTA the top four or five treatments. One student will be selected at each school, and each will write a screenplay.

The U-M scholarship will be presented this fall to an undergraduate in the Program in Film and Video Studies. For information, call 764-0147.

Scam professionals are target of May 24 workshop

“Recognizing Scam Professionals” is the topic of a free workshop 1–3 p.m. Wed. (May 25) at the Kellogg Eye Center auditorium, 990 Wall St.

Charlene Berels, director, Washtenaw County Consumer Protection Services, will discuss telemarketing, mail fraud and other scams directed at older adults.

The program is sponsored by Turner Geriatric Clinic Peer Counselors. For information, call 764-2556.

Sign up for golf tournament

Entries for the two-person team golf scramble, sponsored by the Intramural Sports Program, are due by 2 p.m. June 15 at the Intramural Sports Building, 606 E. Hoover. Entry fee is $10 per team. The golf course fee, $12 per person, is not part of the entry fee. The tournament will be held at the U-M Golf Course June 17 with tee times beginning at noon. For information, call 763-3562.

CICs promise next-day answers to e-mail inquiries

The Campus Information Centers (CICs) are the central point for comprehensive University information and referral. They distribute information in a variety of ways:

  • At the North Campus Information Center in the North Campus Commons and at the Campus Information Center on the first floor of the Michigan Union.

  • By recorded messages, 76-EVENT, 763-FILM.

  • By phone, 763-NCIC, 763-INFO.

  • In person at the desk sites.

    The centers also have an e-mail address—Campus_Info@um.cc.umich.edu, and promise a response by the next day.

    For information, contact Beth Adler, 763-5925 or via e-mail.

    Three exhibitions scheduled

    Three art exhibitions are scheduled by the North Campus Commons Arts and Programs Office in June. They are:

  • Paintings by members of the Senior Citizens’ Guild from an ongoing class in painting, through June 5 at the Art Lounge, Michigan Union.

  • Watercolors by School of Art graduate Melody Partridge, North Campus Commons Gallery Wall, June 7–29.

  • “The Mountaintop,” works by John E. Lawrence that feature conte crayon images of real and mythic African-American

    figures, June 8–28, Michigan Union Art Lounge.

    Lani Guinier to speak May 24

    Lani Guinier, whose nomination to be assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division set off a political firestorm last spring, will speak about her new book, The Tyranny of the Majority: Fundamental Fairness in Representative Democracy, at 7:30 p.m. Tues. (May 24) at Rackham Amphitheater.

    Guinier, professor of law at the Univer-sity of Pennsylvania, was assistant counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

    Her talk is sponsored by the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, the Women’s Studies Program and Borders Book Shop.

    Turner sponsors diabetes support group

    A free diabetes support group sponsored by Turner Geriatric Services meets 1:30–3 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. The group provides a supportive environment conducive to discussion and education. Laura Kaufman will discuss the physical changes of aging and general health care issues on June 7. For information, call Janet Fogler or Paula Park, 764-2556.

    Arb Friends plan peony party

    The Friends of the Arboretum are sponsoring a garden party at the Peony Garden, 2–5 p.m. June 11. Rain date is June 12.

    The party will feature refreshments, music by the Edinborough Saxophone Quartet and a small gift bazaar. Docents and Arboretum staff will provide information about the Peony Garden, which was designed by Aubrey Terldi, the Arboretum’s first director.

    Parking will be available on Geddes Road and Washington Heights and at U-M lot M-29 on Nichols Road.

    RSVPs are appreciated. Call Gwen Christensen, 763-6632 or FAX, 936-2195.

    AAUW seeks books for annual sale

    The Ann Arbor Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is seeking contributions of books for its annual sale in September. Proceeds are earmarked for the AAUW Fellowship Program, which benefits the education of women.

    All types of books will be accepted, except textbooks, Readers Digest Condensed Books and magazines. Donations are tax deductible.

    Books may be dropped off at Eberwhite School, 800 Soule Blvd., June 6–Sept. 1. For home pickup, call 973-6287.

    AAUW seeks books for annual sale

    The Ann Arbor Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is seeking contributions of books for its annual sale in September. Proceeds are earmarked for the AAUW Fellowship Program, which benefits the education of women.

    All types of books will be accepted, except textbooks, Readers Digest Condensed Books and magazines. Donations are tax deductible.

    Books may be dropped off at Eberwhite School, 800 Soule Blvd., June 6–Sept. 1. For home pickup, call 973-6287.

    Stress is Health Night Out topic

    Occupational and family stress is the topic of the Medical Center’s Health Night Out program 7:30–9:30 p.m. Tues. (May 24) in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium.

    Keith Bruhnsen, Leslie de Pietro and

    Laurence Price will discuss such topics as reducing job burnout; how health and life roles affect the way stress is juggled; how physical activity, relaxation, communication, prioritizing and other techniques can help manage stress; and where to find professional help.

    The program and parking are free. For information, call U-M TeleCare, 763-9000, category 1075.

    Forum focuses on moving data bases from MTS

    As the University begins its move to a distributed computing environment, databases that have resided on the Michigan Terminal System (MTS) will need to find new homes. To address this issue, the Information Technology Division’s (ITD) Future Computing Environment project is helping database owners move them to workstation-based applications through the work of the Database Migration Team.

    This month’s FORUM for Administration Computing will feature demonstrations for moving databases to workstations for both Macintosh and DOS. Applications to be demonstrated include ProCite, GOpherBLUE, FoxPro (both Microsoft Windows and Macintosh versions), Oracle with PowerBuilder front end, Oracle with SQL*Forms front end, and SQL Test Retrieval.

    The FORUM, which is sponsored by ITD’s University Information Systems unit, will be held 10 am.–noon, Fri. (May 27) in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League.

    Reception honors Pellerito

    The Office of the Vice President for Government Relations invites all members of the University community to join in recognizing Peter Pellerito for his 16 years of dedication to the University and the Ann Arbor community as he and his family move to California. A reception will be held 3:30–5:30 p.m. June 7 at Schembechler Hall. A brief presentation will be made at 4:30 p.m. RSVPs due today (May 23) to 747-2276.

    Changes proposed for primary research track

    The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) will hold its second open meeting to discuss proposed changes designed to strengthen the primary research track 1:30–3:30 p.m. May 31 in Room 1800, Chemistry Bldg. For information or a copy of the draft proposal, call OVPR, 764-1185.

    Allergies, asthma are focus of May 31 Health Night Out

    Allergies and asthma is the topic of the Medical Center’s Health Night Out, 7:30–9:30 p.m. May 31 in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. Physicians William Bria and Marc McMorris will make presentations. Topics to be covered include the difference between asthma and allergic diseases, factors that contribute to these conditions and how doctors treat them, the role of an allergist in treating asthma, and how a close doctor/patient relationship can help individuals with asthma manage side effects, avoid triggers, control panic and participate in normal school, work and social activities.

    The program and parking are free. For more information, call U-M TeleCare, 763-9000, category 1075.

    ‘Day at the Park’ scheduled for July 14

    Riverside Park will come alive with festivities sponsored by the Turner Geriatric Clinic 10 a.m.–2 p.m. July 15 as senior citizens gather for the 16th annual summer celebration, “A Day in the Park.”

    Entertainment will include the Gaslighter’s band, dancing, singing, bingo and a spelling fee. Detroit Edison will provide rides in an electric automobile. Door prizes include gift certificates from local merchants.

    Reservations are now being accepted. There is a suggested donation of $1.50 for adults age 60 and over. The box lunch is $3 for those under age 60. Lunches cannot be guaranteed after July 8.

    Riverside Park is wheelchair accessible. Parking will be available at the Turner Clinic, Kellogg Eye Center and Riverview Clinic.

    For information and registration, call 764-2556.

    U’s Residential Aphasia Program sponsors seminar

    The University’s Residential Aphasia Program in the Communicative Disorders Clinic will present a seminar titled “Opening Doors,” May 31–June 2 at the Sheraton Inn.

    Aphasia disrupts a person’s ability to use language and to communicate. It leaves many people struggling to return to their daily lives and its impact has far-reaching effects. Presentation topics will focus on enhancing the quality of life for survivors and their families. Participants will be able to gather information, ask questions and share experiences to gain a better understanding of aphasia and how to manage its impact on family life.

    An exhibitor’s fair will be held 5:30–7:30 p.m. May 31. For information or to register ($150 fee), call 764-8440.

    ‘Rabbit Ears Radio’ debuts on Michigan Radio

    “Rabbit Ears Radio,” a weekly family radio program that features literature’s best-loved stories, Hollywood’s top celebrities as narrators and music scores from the best in the business can be heard Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. beginning June 5 on Michigan Radio. Actor Mel Gibson is the series host.

    The half-hour programs include classic stories from a wide range of traditions, such as Pecos Bill, hilariously told by Robin Williams with music by Ry Cooder; The Velveteen Rabbit, told by Meryl Streep, with music by George Winston; and The Elephant’s Child, told by Jack Nicholson, with music by Bobby Ferrin.

    Michigan Radio can be heard on WUOM, 91.7 FM in Ann Arbor; WVGR, 104.1 FM in Grand Rapids; and WFUM, 91.1 FM in Flint.

    Breast cancer support group meets May 24

    The Breast Cancer Monthly Support Group will meet noon–1:30 p.m. Tues. (May 24) in Room 2A235, University Hospital. Pat Saran will discuss “All You Ever Wanted to Know About Surgery But Were Afraid to Ask.” For information, call Margaret Hanson, 936-9425.

    Med Center seeks volunteers

    Adults and children age 14 and older are invited to attend an informational meeting on volunteering at the Medical Center 4–5 p.m. June 2 or 7–8 p.m. June 6 in Room 2C108, second level, University Hospital.

    Volunteers are needed in such areas as the trauma/burn center, Housing Bureau for Seniors and the pediatric clinic. For information, call 936-4327.

    Alzheimer’s Center meeting hosts Alvin H. Schmaier

    Alvin H. Schmaier, professor of internal medicine, will discuss “What Is the Biologic Function of Amyloid Beta Protein Precursor? Obviously It Is an Anticoagulant!” at the next meeting of the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at noon Fri. (May 27) in the DeJong Library, Room 1912, Taubman Center. Schmaier’s research focuses on platelets, which contain the material that contributes to the pathological processes in the brain, including the senile plaques characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.

    UMS schedules trips to Stratford, Santa Fe

    Stratford, Ont., and Sante Fe, N.M., are destination points for the University Musical Society’s (UMS) travel program. The trips are open to the public and fees include accommodations, meals and performance tickets, special events and guidance from UMS personnel.

    The Stratford trip ($400) is July 19–20 with two performances scheduled: Cyrano de Bergerac and Pirates of Penzance or Othello.

    The Santa Fe trip ($1,300), Aug. 7–11, includes tickets to two operas and an option for a third.

    For information, call John Kosta, Huron Valley Travel, 761-1300.