The University Record, October 3, 1994


Conference will focus on women in Renaissance England

“Representing Women in Renaissance England” is the subject of the 20th Anniversary Biennial Renaissance Conference at the U-M-Dearborn Fri.–Sat. (Oct.7–8).

This free, international conference is the 11th in a series organized by Ted-Larry Pebworth and Claude J. Summers, professors of English at U-M-Dearborn. It will focus on women as writers and women as subjects in the non-dramatic literature of the English Renaissance.

For information, contact the organizers at 593-5168 (voice mail), 593-5552 (fax), or by e-mail at

CEW series focuses on careers in science, engineering

“Careers in Biology and Biomedical Sciences” will be the focus of a Center for the Education of Women (CEW) program 4–5:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the East Conference Room, fourth floor, Rackham Bldg.

“Careers in Engineering and the Physical Sciences” will be presented 4–5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the same location.

Women scientists and engineers will talk about their educational choices and career decisions.

For information, call 998-7225.

‘Change Your Mind, Change Your World’

Richard Gillett, a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, will present “Change Your Mind, Change Your World” at 1 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 6) in Room 1202, Schorling Auditorium, School of Education. A reception will follow in the Tribute Room.

Gillett presents strong evidence that our beliefs about ourselves and the world affect every aspect of our lives, including perception, memory, moods, relationships, work, health and happiness.

The event is sponsored jointly by the Office of Minority Student Affairs and the Diversity Committee of the School of Education.

Gillett will present “A Workshop in Belief Analysis” 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat. (Oct. 8) in Assembly Hall, Rackham Bldg. For information, call Helen or Las Slomovits, 665-0409.

Benefit Reimbursement Account cutoff is Oct. 18

To guarantee reimbursement in their October paycheck, Benefit Reimbursement Account participants should submit claims to the Benefits Office, Wolverine Tower-Low Rise, Room G405, 3003 S. State St., by Oct. 18 for bi-weekly and monthly pay periods.

Benefit Reimbursement Account cutoff is Oct. 18

To guarantee reimbursement in their October paycheck, Benefit Reimbursement Account participants should submit claims to the Benefits Office, Wolverine Tower-Low Rise, Room G405, 3003 S. State St., by Oct. 18 for bi-weekly and monthly pay periods.

Phi Kappa Phi will host luncheon

The Michigan chapter of the honor society Phi Kappa Phi will host a luncheon for its members in good standing, students and faculty, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 5) in the Koessler Room, Michigan League. The society’s plans and activities for the coming year will be discussed.

R.S.V.P. to the society’s secretary, Joyce Engelhardt, by e-mail or call her at 763-0579.

Symphony Band will present Revelli Memorial Concert

The Symphony Band will present a William D. Revelli Memorial Concert at 8 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 7) in Hill Auditorium to commemorate the legacy of Revelli, who died July 16 at the age of 92. The concert is free.

H. Robert Reynolds and Gary Lewis will conduct the band in a program that includes Bach’s Fantasia, Schuman’s George Washington Bridge, Wagner’s Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral, Rachmaninoff’s Italian Polka and selected marches.

CEW fellowship winner will discuss research

Jacqueline S. Mattis, doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology, will discuss her research noon–1:30 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 6) at the Center for the Education of Women (CEW), 330 E. Liberty St. The title of her presentation is “Work(i)ngs of the Spirit: Meaning and Spirituality in the Lives of Black Women.”

Mattis received CEW’s 1994–95 Mary Malcomson Raphael Fellowship. Beverages and dessert will be provided.

Panelists will discuss Sarajevo

Enes Kujundzic, director of the National and University Library of Bosnia and Hercegovina, will join history Prof. John Fine, Robert Donia of Merrill Lynch, and William Hunt of St. Lawrence University as a panelist discussing “Report from Sarajevo, Summer 1994” at 4 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 6) in the Lane Hall Commons Room.

Kujundzic’s visit is part of the ongoing Balkan Crisis Series sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies.

Other events in the series include a photographic exhibition prepared by Bosnian architect Amir Pasic, “Bosnia: Before, During, and After the War,” on display in the North Campus Commons Atrium through Oct. 18. A reception will be held in the Atrium 4–6 p.m. today (Oct. 3).

Reading and Learning Skills Center offering workshops

The Reading and Learning Skills Center is offering the following workshops beginning in October: a series of five study-strategy sessions for college students, study skills for students in grades 6–8 and 9–12, and PSAT and SAT preparation. For dates and times, call 998-7195.

LS&A faculty meet today

The LS&A faculty meeting begins at 4:10 p.m. today (Oct. 3) in Auditorium B, Angell Hall. The agenda includes the introduction of a motion on the College’s academic judiciary and a resolution on memorials for faculty who have died during the past year.

Kopelman will discuss‘Seeing Single Molecules’

Raoul Kopelman, recently appointed the Kasimir Fajans Professor of Chemistry, Physics and Applied Physics, will give the Fajans Inaugural Lecture titled “Seeing Single Molecules–The Genie and Aladdin’s Optical Fiber Lamp” at 4 p.m. Oct. 10 in Rackham Amphitheater.

He will speak on how the optical diffraction limit, though related to Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, can be circumvented, leading to light microscopy of individual molecules. Applications to physics, chemistry and biology will be illustrated through a series of color graphics.

A reception will follow the lecture.

Did you receive your open enrollment packet?

Staff members and retirees who have not received their open enrollment benefits packet by Oct. 12 should contact the Benefits Office, 763-1214, so that another packet can be prepared for them. Open enrollment this year is Oct. 10–28. The Benefits Enrollment Line, an interactive telephone line, will be open 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m. DST. It will close at 4:30 p.m. DST Oct. 28.

Group offered for mothers who have experienced violence

A free 10-week support group for mothers who have experienced violence with a partner and The Kids Club for their children ages 7–12 will meet 7–8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays or Thursdays beginning Wed. (Oct. 5). Child care for siblings age 6 and under is provided on site. The service is confidential.

The support group is sponsored by the Department of Psychology in conjunction with the Domestic Violence Project/Safe House of Ann Arbor. To register, call Sandy Graham-Bermann, 763-3159.

Resident director needed for Aix-en-Provence program

The Office of International Programs seeks a faculty member to serve as resident director of the 1995–96 Academic Year in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Faculty interested in the position should have tenure, fluency in French and administrative skills. In addition to the faculty member’s regular salary, the universities of Wisconsin and Michigan pay a salary supplement for the 11-month directorship.

Application deadline is Oct. 15. For information, call 764-4311.

Statistics department sponsors 25th Anniversary Seminar Series

George E.P. Box, director of research at the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement, will give the first lecture in the Department of Statistics’ 25th Anniversary Seminar Series at 4 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 7) in Room 0504, Business School Executive Education Bldg. His topic is “The Scientific Basis for Quality Improvement.”

Scheduled to speak at 4 p.m. in Room 2, Modern Languages Bldg., are:

Peter G. Hall, professor of statistics, Australian National University, “Statistical Estimation of Fractal Dimension,” Oct. 21; and

David S. Moore, professor of statistics, Purdue University, “Statistical Education: Where we are; Where are we going; Do we want to go there?” Nov. 18.

For information, contact Robb Muirhead, 764-0438, or via e-mail,

‘Genetic Engineering Revisited’

Susan Wright, political science lecturer in the Residential College, will speak on “Genetic Engineering Revisited” at 7 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 6) in Room 126, East Quadrangle, as part of the Benzinger Lecture Series.

Wright’s just-published book, Molecular Politics, traces the development of U.S. and British regulatory policy for genetic engineering in 1972–82.

Wright, who was active in the debate that preceded recombinant DNA research on the Ann Arbor campus, says, it’s “rare that those engaged in initiating a new field pause to reflect on its implications.” Her book assesses the debate, development and “abandonment” of policies regulating genetic research amidst a global society that intensifies competition for the research’s results.

CEW offers workshop about career decisions

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) workshop “Career Decision Making: The Step Before the Job Search” meets 7–9:30 p.m. four consecutive Mondays beginning today (Oct. 3) at CEW, 330 E. Liberty.

Participants will have the opportunity to assess and evaluate career choice and career change. The fee is $10 for U-M students and $40 for others. For information or to register, call 998-7210.

Borrowing privileges extended at University Library

The University Library is now offering borrowing privileges to faculty and staff spouses or significant others. Cards are issued on request of the faculty or staff member. Borrowing privileges are good for one year, renewable annually, or for the duration of the faculty or staff person’s appointment if less than one year.

Request forms are available from Circulation Services, 104 Hatcher Graduate Library, 764-0400.

Learn about family leaves

“Family Leaves and Other Family-Friendly Benefits: What They Are and How to Get Them” is the topic of a program scheduled 8:30–11 a.m. Thurs. (Oct. 6) at the Human Resource Development Center, 1111 Kipke Dr. Leslie de Pietro, coordinator of the Family Care Resources Program, will discuss procedures for taking a child care or family medical leave of absence, as well as strategies for designing a flexible schedule to meet family obligations.

To register for the free program, call 764-7410.

Fine arts show will feature Hispanic artists

The work of three young Hispanic artists will be featured in a free fine arts show at 5:30 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 6) in the Fine Art Gallery, Harding Mott University Center, as part of the U-M-Flint’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

Using images, metaphors and media specific to the Hispanic culture, artists Nadina Adversa of Flushing, and Francisco Lopez and Theresa Rosado, both of East Lansing, will share their interpretations of the culture.

Learn about Smokeless

A free introductory session for Smokeless will be held 7–8 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 5) in the MedSport Lobby, Domino’s Farms, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr.

Skill development sessions will be held 7–8:30 p.m. Oct. 10–13, with maintenance sessions scheduled 7–8 p.m. Oct. 17, Oct. 19 and Oct. 24.

Smokeless, a five-day smoking cessation program, teaches the participants the necessary skills to quit. For information, call 998-7411.

Golf tournament planned Oct. 9

The entry deadline for the Department of Recreational Sports’ Intramural Sports Program’s two-person team scramble golf tournament is 4:30 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 6) at the Intramural Sports Bldg. The tournament will be conducted at the U-M Golf Course beginning at 9 a.m. Sun. (Oct. 9). The entry fee is $10 per team. The greens fee is additional and is due at the time of play. For information, call 763-3562.

CEW offers internships

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) is offering a program of administrative internships that will begin in January. The 12–24 week, project-oriented work experiences are sponsored by U-M units, community agencies and businesses.

Women who are interested in re-entering the job market or changing career direction and have at least a bachelor’s degree and an interest in developing marketable, transferable skills, and who are not currently in the middle of an educational program are eligible to apply.

Internships pay an educational stipend of $1,440 for 240 hours of work (20 hours per week for three months). Longer internships are paid proportionately more.

Descriptions of internships are available at CEW, 330 E. Liberty St. The descriptions can be purchased at CEW for $1 or mailed for $2. Application letters and resumes are due Nov. 2.

For information, call 998-7210.

Commission for Women announces meeting schedule

Commission for Women executive meetings are scheduled noon–1 p.m. Oct. 18, Nov. 8, Dec. 20, Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, May 16 and June 20. All of the meetings are in Room 6, Michigan League, except the Nov. 8 meeting, which will be held at the round table in the cafeteria.

Huth will discuss causes of territorial conflict

Paul K. Huth, assistant professor of political science, will discuss “The Domestic and International Causes of Territorial Conflict” noon–2 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 6) in Room 6080, Institute for Social Research (ISR) Bldg.

The lecture is part of the fall lecture series sponsored by ISR’s Program for International Peace and Security Research.

Do faculty grievance procedures work?

The U-M chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA) and Academic Women’s Caucus will sponsor a forum titled “U-M Faculty Grievance Procedures: Do They Work? Can They Be Improved?” 4–5:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League.

Speakers include:

—James E. Perley, national AAUP president and professor of biology, College of Wooster;

—Thomas E. Moore, professor of biol-ogy, SACUA member and chair of its Subcommittee on Grievance Procedures;

—Jackie R. McClain, executive director of human resources/affirmation action; and

—Wilfred Kaplan, professor emeritus of mathematics and executive secretary of the AAUP U-M chapter.

Refreshments will be served.