The University Record, December 19, 1994

News Briefs

Record resumes publication Jan. 9

The Record resumes weekly publication Jan. 9. Effective Jan. 1, the deadline for News Briefs and Calendar items will be 5 p.m. the Monday preceding publication. Effective with the Jan. 9 issue, the Calendar will carry activities scheduled for Monday through the following Tuesday. Items may be sent via campus mail to the Record, by fax to 764-7084, or to any of the Record staff via Banyan VINES or e-mail. (See page 4 for names.)

Seminar will examine flexibility in the workplace

“Flexibility in the U-M Workplace” is the topic of a seminar and panel discussion 9 a.m.–noon Jan. 20 at the School of Business Administration. The presentation is sponsored by the School’s “small wins” team and the Family Care Resources Program. Managers and supervisors are welcome to attend. To register for this free seminar, call 763-3068.

UMS Choral Union will hold auditions

The University Musical Society (UMS) Choral Union will hold auditions for its spring concerts 7–10 p.m. Jan. 10 on the seventh floor, Burton Tower. All voice parts are needed to sing the Mahler Symphony No. 2 and Britten’s War Requiem with the Detroit and Toledo Symphony Orchestras. For an appointment or more information, call Edie Bookstein, 763-8997.

Interfaith discussion begins Jan. 12

A small group of Jewish, Muslim and Christian undergraduates will meet for eight weeks to discuss issues of faith and interfaith relations on Thursday evenings, starting Jan. 12. Students who are interested should contact Miriam Schoeman at Hillel, 769-0500.

Med Center needs volunteers

The Medical Center Volunteer Services Department is holding information meetings for prospective volunteers in January. Volunteers are needed in such areas as the Friends’ gift shops, the Housing Bureau for Seniors and the Pediatric Clinic. Opportunities are as diverse as volunteers and generally requires a commitment of two-to-four hours per week. Teens 14 years of age and older also are welcome.

Informational meetings are scheduled at University Hospital 4–5 p.m. Jan. 10 in Ford Amphitheater, 6–7 p.m. Jan. 11 in Room 2C108 and 5–6 p.m. Jan. 17 in Room 1H203.

For information about volunteering in Adult Services, call 936-4327. To inquire about opportunities in Maternal/Child Services, call 764-6874. For details about the Motors Meals program, call 763-2377.

Wage and Tax Statements will be mailed mid-January

The 1994 Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statements are scheduled to be mailed the week of Jan. 16. To ensure prompt delivery by the U.S. Postal Service, Staff Records must have each staff member’s current home address.

Address Change Request forms are available at Staff Records, 4073 Wolverine Tower, 764-9250, or Medical Campus Human Resources Information, 300 N. Ingalls,


Center for Japanese Studies launches noon lecture series

Vaughan P. Simmons, editor and publisher of Mangajin, will discuss “The Manga Phenomenon: Comics as a Window on Japan” at noon Jan. 12 as part of the Center for Japanese Studies’ Winter Noon Lecture Series.

Other speakers scheduled in January:

Jan. 19, Hazen Schumaker, producer and host of Jazz Revisited, “The Japanese and Jazz”;

Jan. 26, Richard H. Mitchell, professor of history at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, “Politics and Bribery in Japan: A History.”

Units post holiday closures

Parking Services will close at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 22 and reopen at 7:30 a.m. Jan 3.

Bentley Historical Library will close at noon Dec. 23 and reopen at 8:30 a.m. at Jan. 3

The Michigan League will close at 5 p.m. Friday (Dec. 23) and open again 7 a.m. Jan. 3. The Buffet will serve lunch on Friday (Dec. 23) but not dinner.

The Museum of Art will be closed Dec. 25–26 and Jan. 1–2. The Museum will be open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Dec. 24, 27, 29 and 30 and 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Dec. 29. All holiday merchandise in the Gift Shop will be on sale beginning Dec. 27.

The Center for Statistical Consultation and Research (CSCAR) will close at 5 p.m. Dec. 21 and open at 9 a.m. Jan. 3.

The University Musical Society (UMS) will be closed for the holidays from 5 p.m. Dec. 23 to 10 a.m. Jan. 3. The UMS box office will close 6 p.m. Dec. 22 and reopen at 10 a.m. Jan. 3.

The Family Housing Community Center administrative office will be closed Dec. 24–Jan. 2. The front desk at the facility will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, but will be open noon–4 p.m. Dec. 23–24, 26–31 and Jan. 2. Regular hours will resume Jan. 3.

Extension Service offices will be closed Dec. 26–Jan. 2.

All Financial Operations, including Student Financial Operations and the central Cashier’s Office, will close at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 23 and reopen at 8 a.m. Jan. 3.

Assistant needed for summer session at Oxford

A mature graduate student is needed to serve as liaison between students and the academic director of the 1995 Oxford Summer Session (July 1–Aug. 12). The program, which offers a choice of medieval studies or environmental/urban/regional studies, follows the traditional British tutorial system.

Benefits include round-trip airfare, a private room in the college’s residence hall, and meals in the Hannington Hall dining room. Because the graduate student will not teach or lead the group on excursions, there will be ample time for research.

The application deadline is Jan. 15. Send cover letter, curriculum vitae and copy of transcript to Carol Dickerman, director, Office of International Programs, Room G-513, Michigan Union 1349.

Bridal show will benefit Mott

Memorable Weddings, The Bridal Show, will start at 12:30 p.m. with a fashion show at 2 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Ann Arbor Sheraton Inn. The fashion show will feature gowns and tuxedos with commentary by radio personality Lucy Ann Lance. More than $5,000 in gifts and discounts will be given away at the show. The $2 admission charge will be donated to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. For information, call 662-0951.

Sweet Honey in the Rock returns to Hill Auditorium

The a cappella vocal quintet Sweet Honey in the Rock will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 6 in Hill Auditorium. Their music is rooted in African American traditions and embraces its many extensions, including blues, jazz, 20th-century gospel, reggae, calypso and traditional African songs.

Tickets, $12–$24, are available at the University Music Society box office, Burton Memorial Tower. For information, call 764-2538.

Work-Study ends Dec. 22

The Work-Study program for fall term ends Thurs. (Dec. 22). Work-Study employee time reports must be submitted to the Payroll Office by Jan. 2 for students to receive their final pay Jan. 6, and for employer accounts to receive reimbursement.

The beginning date for winter term Work-Study is Jan. 5. Questions? Call 763-4128.

Benefits offices will close part of Dec. 21

The Benefits offices located at North Ingalls and at Wolverine Tower will be closed 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Wed. (Dec. 21) for a departmental meeting.

Caring for Aging Relatives

Caring for Aging Relatives, a monthly support group to help family members care for older adults, is sponsored by the Medical Center’s Turner Geriatric Clinic. The group will meet noon–1:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Turner Geriatric Clinic, 1010 Wall St. For information, call Janet Fogler or Karen Holthaus, 764-2556.

You Can Quit!

Are you interested in quitting smoking? The University Health Service’s (UHS) one-hour motivational program “You Can Quit!” will be held noon–1 p.m. Wed. (Dec. 21) at the UHS. To register for this free program, call Health Promotion and Community Relations Department, 763-1320.

Howard Hughes exhibition is at Med Sci II Jan. 9–20

The exhibition “Advancing the Frontiers of Knowledge,” describing programs sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will be on display in the third floor lobby of the Medical Sciences Bldg II Jan. 9–20.

The exhibit consists of eight free-standing panels of silk-screened graphics, text and photos that briefly describe the Institute’s programs. The panels depict each of the five areas of research supported by HHMI: cell biology and regulation, genetics, immunology, neuroscience and structural biology. The institute’s science education efforts also are described.

Each display includes a television monitor that plays the 13-minute film Howard Hughes Medical Institute: A Portrait. In the film, a number of HHMI investigators talk about what it means to be a scientist.

Counseling Services accredited

Counseling Services has been accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services Inc. (IACS), an Alexandria, Va.-based organization of U.S. and Canadian counseling agencies.

The unit was evaluated by IACS against high standards of counseling practice and was found to offer competent and reliable professional services to its clientele. Evidence of continuing professional development as well as demonstration of excellence of counseling performance are additional criteria for accreditation.

Counseling Services, which offers personal counseling to students, is headed by A. Delories Sloan. Jerome D. Dowis is associate director and Gwyneth Awai is assistant director.

Lecture series commemorates United Nations’ 50th anniversary

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the United Nations, Turner Geriatric Services’ Learning in Retirement program will sponsor a series of six lectures titled “The United Nations: World Peace and Multilateral Cooperation,” starting at 10 a.m. Jan. 11.

The first lecture is on a Wednesday; the remainder will be on Thursdays.

The fee for the series is $20 per person. For information, call 764-2556 mornings.

Turner sponsors free diabetes support group

Turner Geriatric Services sponsors a free diabetes support group for people over age 50. Physician Andrew Vine will discuss diabetic retinopathy at the group’s next meeting 1:30–3 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. The aim of the group, which usually meets the first Tuesday of every month, is to provide a supportive environment that is educational and conducive to discussion. For information, call Janet Fogler, 764-2556.

Exhibition features work by School of Art faculty

The School of Art’s annual faculty exhibition featuring current work in varied media will be on display Jan. 5–28 in the Jean Paul Slusser Gallery. The opening reception will be held 6–8 p.m. Jan. 5.

The exhibition will include painting, drawing, design, medical illustration, photography, sculpture, printmaking, fibers, mixed media and metals. Work of new and visiting faculty members will be shown.

The Slusser Gallery, in the Art and Architecture Bldg., is open 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Tues.–Sat.