The University Record, January 30, 1995

In Brief

Copies of insert on violence available

Copies of “Perspectives on Social Issues: Violence in the Workplace,” which appeared in the Jan. 16 issue of the Record, are available from Nora Gessert, 715 North University (above Mrs. Peabody’s Cookies), 998-6750.

Bobby McFerrin, Bang Zoom coming Feb. 16

Singer Bobby McFerrin and his jazz group Bang Zoom will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Michigan Theater.

McFerrin captured national attention when he sang the 1988 Grammy Award-winning song, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Bang Zoom, which has recorded with McFerrin, is composed of pianist Paul Nagel, bassist Jeff Carney and drummer Eddie Marshalls. The concert is sponsored by Eclipse Jazz and the Office of Major Events.

Tickets, $15-$40, are available at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and all TicketMaster outlets. For information, call 763-TKTS or (810) 645-6666.

Seminar focuses on developmental research

Raymond Sturner, director of the Duke Child Development Unit at Duke University Medical Center, will discuss “Child Developmental Research in a ‘Health Supervision Laboratory’” at noon Tues. (Jan. 31) at the Center for Human Growth and Development, Room 1000, 10th level, 300 N. Ingalls Bldg.

The following week (Feb. 7), Megan Gunnar will talk about “Neuroendocrine Studies of Stress and Coping in Young Children.” The seminars are sponsored by the Center for Human Growth and Development.

400-person choral festival set for Feb. 1 at Hill

More than 400 vocalists will participate in a free Choral Festival at 8 p.m. Feb. 1 at Hill Auditorium, marking the beginning of a new School of Music tradition.

Five choirs will be represented: the University Choir, the University Chamber Choir, the Men’s Glee Club, the Women’s Glee Club and the Arts Chorale. Each group will perform two or three short pieces and the evening will culminate with a joint rendition of the Dona Nobis Pacem from Bach’s B Minor Mass.

Conducting will be Jerry Blackstone and Theodore Morrison, co-directors of choirs, and Jonathan Hirsh, doctoral student in conducting and director of the Arts Chorale.

Center for Chinese Studies hosts brown-bag lecture series

Susan Erickson, assistant professor of history of art, U-M-Dearborn, will discuss “Money Trees: Tomb Art of the Eastern Han Dynasty” at noon Tues. (Jan. 31) in the Lane Hall Commons Room as part of the Center for Chinese Studies’ brown bag lecture series.

Bradley Farnsworth, director of the Center for International Business Education, will discuss “Career Possibilities for China Area Specialists” Feb. 7 at the same time and location.

Regents set meeting for today

The Regents will hold a special meeting today (Jan. 30) at 5 p.m. in the Regents’s Room, Fleming Administration Bldg. Although the meeting will be convened publicly, it is expected that the meeting will be closed immediately by action of the Board for the purpose of considering a periodic personnel evaluation of an employee who has requested a closed hearing, as provided for in Section 8(a) of the Open Meetings Act, as amended by 1984 PA 202.

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 Executive Board. Send nominations to Homer Rose, Room 1012, Rackham Bldg., by 5 p.m. Feb. 17.

Promotion dossiers for research faculty due March 1

Promotion dossiers for primary research faculty are due in the Office of the Vice President for Research by March 1 for promotions to be effective Sept. 1. For information, call Patricia S. Whitesell, 936-3933.

Moses Gomberg lectures scheduled Feb. 1, Feb. 7

Stanford University Prof. Richard N. Zare will discuss “Spectroscopic Diagnostics for Highly Luminous Environments” at 4 p.m. Wed. (Feb. 1) in Room 1640, Willard H. Dow Laboratory, as part of the Moses Gomberg Lecture Series.

As part of the same series, Prof. Jacqueline K. Barton of the California Institute of Technology will talk about “Targeting Nucleic Acids with Transition Metal Complexes” Feb. 7. The lecture is also at 4 p.m. in the same location.

The Moses Gomberg Lecture Series is sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and E.I. DuPont DeNemours & Co.

Learn family rescue breathing, choking techniques

Carole Wortley, American Red Cross cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid instructor, will teach a workshop titled “Family Rescue Breathing and Choking Techniques” noon&endash;1 p.m. Feb. 9 in Rooms 1&endash;2, Michigan League.

The parenting workshop is part of the Family Care Resources Program’s “Balancing Work and Family Life” series. To register for this free workshop, call 998-6133.

Family Housing offering foreign language classes

The Family Housing Language Program is now offering foreign language classes. The Language Program has been offering recreational English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to all ages and levels since 1985.

This term, Jan. 31&endash;April 11, beginning Japanese and beginning Spanish will be offered for adults. As part of each lesson, native Spanish and Japanese speakers will attend part of the class to help students practice their new language skills and discuss a new culture.

For information about times and to register, call 764-8463, 7:30 a.m.&endash;4 p.m. weekdays.

Japanese Studies lecture series looks at food and identity

Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney, professor of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will discuss “Food and Identity: ‘Japanese Rice’ in Cross-cultural Perspective” at noon Thurs. (Feb. 2) in the Lane Hall Commons as part of the Japanese Studies Noon Lecture Series.

Kyoko Hirano, director of the Film Center of the Japan Society of New York, will give a lecture Feb. 9 at the same time and location. His topic: “Mr. Smith Goes to Tokyo: The Japanese Cinema Under the American Occupation, 1945-52.”

Spots available on Museum of Art tour

“The Road to Santiago,” a two-week journey by private motor coach along the medieval pilgrimage route from Paris, France,is being offered by the Museum of Art May 12&endash;27.

Cost is $3,950, based on double occupancy and including roundtrip airfare from Detroit; a single supplement is available for $575. For information, call Leslie Stainton, 747-2063.

North Campus Commons Catering gets new name

What was known as the North Campus Commons Catering has a new name and a new look. The name is “University Catering ... the educated palate.” The catering operations at North Campus Commons recently expanded with the merger of the Michigan Union/North Campus Commons and the Michigan League. Anne Flora is director of food service for all three units.

The organizational change is designed to improve the quality and efficiency of catered food across the campus while offering employment opportunities to students and the University community. For information, call 764-2142.

Record staff changes

Editor Mary Jo Frank has left the Record for another position in the University. Readers who have been directing mail (any form) to her should now send the material to Jane Elgass or Rebecca Doyle via mail (412 Maynard 1299), fax (764-7084) or the MTS message system or Banyan VINES.

Retirees: Please help us speed your address changes

To speed the process of address changes, retirees and surviving spouses are encouraged to send their changes directly to Liz Nelson, Benefits Office, Wolverine Tower-Low Rise G405, 3003 South State St., Ann Arbor MI 48103.

Turner to provide free hearing screening

Turner Geriatric Services, in conjunction with the Division of Audiology of the Department of Otolaryngology, will provide free hearing screening for persons age 50 and over 1-4 p.m. Feb. 7at Turner Clinic, 1010 Wall St.

The test is not appropriate for people with previously diagnosed hearing losses or for current hearing aid users. Registration is limited to 18 persons. Call 764-2556 for a reservation.

Meal options available during Ramadan

During Ramadan (approximately Feb. 1&endash;2 through March 1&endash;2) housing residents and Entree contract holders may apply for a board rebate for the period by completing a Board Termination Request form available at all residence hall front offices, the Entree Office and the Housing Information Office.

In addition, the Muslim Community Association will provide free dinner to Muslim students each night of Ramadan at the Ann Arbor Mosque, 2301 Plymouth Road.

‘Focus on Teaching’ resumes Feb. 1

The first session of this term’s “Focus on Teaching” series will be held 3&endash;5 p.m. Wed. (Feb. 1) in Room 1706, Dow Laboratory. English Prof. Richard Tillinghast will demonstrate “The Beat Generation Project,” a PowerPoint application that integrates audio and visual information into his lectures. Anthropology Prof. Richard Ford will discuss a HyperCard application used in his “Foodways for Humanity” seminar.

Each monthly program, sponsored by the Information Technology Division’s Office of Instructional Technology and the Office of the LS&A Associate Dean for Undergratuate Education, features two presentations by faculty developers of instructional technology. The demonstrations are informal and audience discussion is encouraged. Refreshments will be served. For information, contact Trisha Dvorak, 763-9523.

Learn how to sign

Joan E. Smith will be conducting one-hour sign language classes 4&endash;5 p.m. Wed. (Feb. 1), Feb. 8, 15 and 22 in the Pendleton Room, Michigan Union. The free classes are available to all staff and faculty, and are sponsored by Services for Students with Disabilities, University Unions-Associated Network Television and the Michigan Union.

Having trouble with research?

Frustrated by your information research? Call Madame Reference at 7 p.m. Wednesdays on Columbia Cable Channel 71, UMTV channel 29. For information, contact Mike Brostoff,; telephone 759-5831.

Learn how to care for newborns

You can learn the basics of caring for a new baby during “Bringing Home Baby—The How-Tos of Newborn Care,” presented by the Brighton Health Center 5:30–6:30 p.m. Wed. (Feb. 1). To register for the free program, call 998-7305.

Record deadline reminder

Items for the Calendar and News Briefs must be received by 5 p.m. the Monday preceding publication. They may be sent via campus mail; by fax, 764-7084; or via e-mail (MTS or Banyan VINES) to Jane Elgass, Rebecca Doyle or Barbara Wilson (calendar only). Questions? Call 747-1841 or 764-6825.

Nominations sought for the Sims Medal

Nominations are sought for the Sims Medal, recognizing an outstanding paper or project by a graduate student that illuminates or improves the interactive effects of home-neighborhood, school and workplace. Included is a $5,000 award to the student.

Nominations are invited from faculty in architecture and urban planning, business administration, psychology, social work and education. Nomination forms were sent to faculty before the holiday and students are encouraged to remind them of their work in these fields.

Send nominations by Feb. 1 to Cathryn Lees, Office of the Dean, School of Social Work.


Benefit reimbursement cutoff dates

To guarantee reimbursement in their February paycheck, Benefit Reimbursement Account participants should submit claims to the Benefits Office, Wolverine Tower-Low Rise G405, 3003 South State Street, by Feb. 9 for biweekly pay periods and Feb. 17 for monthly pay periods.

Matthaei has indoor, outdoor tours

“Winter Survival,” a free outdoor tour, will be offered at 2 p.m. Sat. and Sun. (Feb. 4 and 5). “Medicinals,” a conservatory tour, will be held at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Feb. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 North Dixboro Road. Admission to the conservatory tour is $2.

Outdoor tour guides will be waiting at the front steps of the Botanical Gardens. Participants in the greenhouse tour should sign-in at the front lobby reception desk.

Flint schedules benefit concerts

The U-M-Flint Music Department will present two benefit concerts for its scholarship fund.

A concert honoring Black History Month will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 12 in St. Agnes Church, while the Garret E. Ebmeyer Scholarship Concert, featuring the Flint Symphonic Wind Ensemble, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in U-M-Flint Theater.

Tickets are $5 for general admission, $3 for students and senior citizens. For information, call (810) 762-3377.

‘Shadow Reality’ is topic

Former Soviet dissident Lev Nukhailovich Timofeyev will discuss “The History of ‘Shadow Reality’ in Communist Times” at noon Wed. (Feb. 1) in Lane Hall Commons Room.

Jailed by the KGB in 1985, Timofeyev is now professor of philosophy at the Russian State University for the Humanities. He is author of Russia’s Secret Rulers (1992).

Timofeyev also is scheduled to participate in a core seminar 3&endash;6 p.m. Thurs. (Feb. 2), Room 361, Lorch Hall, and in a graduate student workshop to be announced later. His U-M visit is sponsored by the International Institute’s Advanced Study Center and the Center for Russian and East European Studies.