The University Record, October 10, 1994

IN BRIEF

IN BRIEF

Q & A sessions explain new benefits

Would you like to know more about the four new benefits being offered during open enrollment this year?

The Benefits Office will be hosting question and answer sessions twice each workday throughout the open enrollment period, which ends at 4 p.m. EST Oct. 28.

Sessions will be held 10–11:30 a.m. and 3–4:30 p.m. in Suite 10, Wolverine Tower.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: Enhanced dental and vision in the morning; enhanced group life, dependent life and short-term disability in the afternoon.

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: Enhanced group life, dependent life and short-term disability in the morning; enhanced dental and vision in the afternoon.

    The sessions will last for one and one-half hours or until all questions have been answered. Everyone is welcome to attend; however, only non-bargained-for regular staff are eligible for the new benefits.

    The new plans are the beginning of a flexible benefits plan that will be introduced to non-bargained-for active staff over the next several years. The Benefits Office notes that the question-and-answer sessions will help individuals learn early on about the benefits and how they work so they will have a full understanding of the decisions they will be asked to make.

    Hildebrandt heads FWC

    The Faculty Women’s Club has elected the following officers for 1994–95: Dee Hildebrandt, president; Patricia Sonntag, vice president; Myra Fabian, secretary; Jan Albers, treasurer; Teri Teeri, membership; Rita Forsyth, newcomers; Martha Krumm, program; Marlene Hubbard, publications; Mona Jones, sections; Carole Miller, social; Alida Silverman, liaison; Mary Armstrong, bylaws; and Jo Howe, golden members.

    Workshop discusses medications

    A free workshop titled “Prescription Drugs, Do’s and Don’ts—Understanding Your Medications” will be presented by Kiela Samuels 1–3 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium, 990 Wall St. Samuels, who is the clinical consultant pharmacist at Turner Geriatric Clinic and clinical assistant professor of pharmacy, will discuss prescription drug dependency and abuse, drug interactions, generic drugs and drug costs and new research pertaining specifically to ailments affecting older adults.

    This event is sponsored by the Turner Geriatric Service’s Peer Counselors. Parking is available and no registration is required.

    Jon Manchip White reflects on childhood at Rackham reading

    Jon Manchip White, poet and novelist, will read from The Journeying Boy; Scenes From A Welsh Childhood at 4 p.m.on Tues. (Oct.11) in Rackham Amphitheater. White teaches English at the University of Tennesee, Knoxville. His reading is taken from an autobiographical reflection on his childhood in Wales. This free, public event is sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, the Department of English, Borders Books and Music.

    1995–96 CEW scholarship applications available now

    The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) has applications for CEW scholarships for women who will be students during the 1995–96 academic year. Applications are available at CEW and must be completed and returned by Jan. 13 to be considered. Applications can be picked up at 330 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor 48104-2289. Mail requests require a self-addressed business-sized envelope with two first class stamps.

    The scholarships are made possible by the Margaret Dow Towsley Scholarship endowment as well as CEW friends, foundations and community organizations. For information, visit CEW or call 998-7080 weekdays.

    Coppola will discuss teaching strategies for large classes

    Brian Coppola, lecturer in chemistry and an award-winning teacher, will discuss effective strategies for teaching large classes noon–1:30 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 13) in Room 1322, School of Education Bldg.

    Coppola, winner of last year’s Golden Apple Award, will discuss his philosophy of teaching in large classes, and describe the innovative aspects of the course, including out-of-class study groups and a “problem of the day” that links the lecture with the discussion sessions. Video clips will be used to illustrate how he developes a climate for learning and helps students construct meaning in a large lecture.

    Coppola’s presentation is part of a noon colloquia series featuring U-M faculty members who teach large classes.

    The colloquia is sponsored by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.

    Coppola will discuss teaching strategies for large classes

    Brian Coppola, lecturer in chemistry and an award-winning teacher, will discuss effective strategies for teaching large classes noon–1:30 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 13) in Room 1322, School of Education Bldg.

    Coppola, winner of last year’s Golden Apple Award, will discuss his philosophy of teaching in large classes, and describe the innovative aspects of the course, including out-of-class study groups and a “problem of the day” that links the lecture with the discussion sessions. Video clips will be used to illustrate how he developes a climate for learning and helps students construct meaning in a large lecture.

    Coppola’s presentation is part of a noon colloquia series featuring U-M faculty members who teach large classes.

    The colloquia is sponsored by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.

    It’s flag football time

    The Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program will accept entries for flag football 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Intramural Sports Bldg.(IMSB). The entry fee is $59 per team. A mandatory managers’ meeting will be held at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Main Gym, IMSB.

    Games begin Oct. 19 and will be played 5:30–11:30 p.m. Sun.–Fri. at Mitchell Fields. For information, call 763-3562.

    U-M Library extends borrowing privileges

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

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

    University Productions presents Sunday in the Park with George

    The U-M opens it 1994–95 performing arts season with Stephen Sondheim’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George at 8 p.m. Thurs.–Sat. (Oct. 13–15) and at 2 p.m. Sun. (Oct. 16) at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.

    Sunday in The Park re-creates, on the stage, a popular work of art by the famous French Impressionist painter, Georges Suerat.

    Tickets, $6 for students and $12–$16 for others, are available at the Michigan League Ticket Office, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. weekdays and at the Mendelssohn Box Office one hour prior to curtain on performance days.

    Melissa Etheridge live

    Singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge will perform at Hill Auditorium at 8 p.m. Oct. 19. Tickets are on sale for $25 at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and all TicketMaster locations (service charge where applicable). To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS or (810) 645-6666.

    Billy Pilgrim, an alternative rock duo from Atlanta that takes its name from Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse Five, will open the show.

    Caring for your newborn

    A free program for expectant parents and grandparents is being offered 5:30–6:30 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 12) at the Brighton Health Center, 8685 W. Grand River Blvd.

    Pediatrician Inta Ertel and Mary Ann Komarynski, pediatric nurse practitioner, will discuss the basics of infant health care, including what is normal and when parents should take action.

    To register, call 998-7305.

    Baxter Road will be closed temporarily

    Baxter Road, between Property Disposition and U-M Transportation Research, will be closed today–Thurs. (Oct. 10–13) to allow removal of overhead power lines and replacement with underground power lines, according to Construction Management.

    Khin performs one-woman play

    Burmese performing artist Yuzana Khin, of Myanmar, will perform her one-woman multi-media play A Struggle For Freedom at 7:30 p.m. Oct.18 in Rackham Amphitheater. The play is a collage of song, dance, slides, video and drama depicting a struggle between Burmese dictator Ne Win and dissident Auung San Suu Kyi, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her dedication to the Burmese pro-democracy movement.

    Sponsored by local Amnesty International Group 61, the performance is free to the public but donations will be accepted. Current information about human rights in Myanmar (once known as Burma) will be presented.

    Flint forum focuses on seniors

    Stuart W. White, author of a report titled “A Profile of Seniors in Genesee and Lapeer Counties,” will speak at a forum at 5:30 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 11) on the second floor of the Community Foundation Bldg., 502 Church St., Flint.

    White will present the findings of his report and suggest policy questions concerning future social service needs for senior citizens.

    The forum is sponsored by the U-M-Flint Project for Urban and Regional Affairs, the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Senior Directors Association of Genesee County, and United Way of Genesee and Lapeer counties.

    To register, call (810) 762-3383.

    Workshops focus on money management and study skills

    Derrick Jones, vice president of D & N Bank, will present a workshop on money management at 1:30 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 11) at the Alvin D. Loving Cultural Center, Harding Mott University Center, U-M-Flint.

    U-M-Flint Academic Enrichment Center Coordinator Mike Kassel will offer tips on developing study skills at noon Oct. 19 in the same location.

    The workshops are sponsored by the Alvin D. Loving Program Planning Committee, a U-M-Flint student organization.

    For information, call (810) 762-3456.

    Noguchi sculptures on display

    “Isamu Noguchi: Exploration and Collaboration,” an exhibition of drawings and stage sets by the renowned Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi, will be on view at the Museum of Art through Nov. 13.

    The exhibition features a selection of rare ink brush figure-drawings from the Museum’s permanent collections as well as two stage sets designed for Martha Graham ballets, on loan from the Martha Graham Dance Company and the Kaplan Fund, N.Y.

    For information on the exhibition and related Museum of Art programs, call 764-0395.

    Alumnae Council Scholarship applications available

    Current or former U-M undergraduate and graduate women students who will be enrolled in degree granting programs at the

    U-M during the 1995–96 academic year are invited to apply for Alumnae Council and club scholarships.

    Applications will be accepted through Dec. 2 Approximately 100 scholarships ranging from $500 to $4,500 will be awarded by April 1.

    Selection criteria include academic achievement (must have a minimum B grade-point average), documented involvement in the University community and financial need.

    Students may pick up applications at the Alumni Center, and alumni relations or financial aid offices on the U-M-Dearborn and U-M-Flint campuses.

    For information, call 763-9745.

    Estrogen plays important role

    A program about the role of estrogen in a woman’s life will be presented 6:30–8:30 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 12) at the U-M Health Center, 650 Griswold, Northville.

    Kate Maddox, adult nurse practitioner, will present the program. To pre-register, call (810) 344-1777. A $5 fee is payable at the door.

    Learn Lexis/Nexis

    Training sessions on how to use Lexis/Nexis are being offered this week in the Undergraduate Library Microcomputer Laboratory, Room 2054, Undergraduate Library.

    Sessions are scheduled 1–2 p.m. today (Oct. 10), 5–6 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 11), 7–8 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 12), 11 a.m.–noon Thurs. (Oct. 13) and 1–2 p.m. Oct. 17.

    Lexis/Nexis is available through the University Library to faculty and students who wish to search for items relating to their classroom-based assignments.

    The database offers full-text access to 193 newspapers, 325 journals, the Congressional Record and campaign finance reports, wire services, patent information, court cases, federal and state laws, annual reports, Security Exchange Commission filings and other business data.

    To register, call the Graduate Library, 763-1539, or send e-mail to Graduate_Lib-rary_Reference@umich.edu.

    Lecturer will discuss women and early Christian history

    Elizabeth Clark, the John Carlisle Kilgo Professor of Religion at Duke University, will discuss “‘Family Values?’ Women, Asceticism, and the Reconstruction of Early Christian History” at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in Auditorium C, Angell Hall.

    The lecture is sponsored by the University Library for the Byzantine Studies Conference. The Kelsey Museum will host a reception following the lecture at the Museum, 434 S. State St.

    Substance Abuse Center will present program on DrinkWise

    The Substance Abuse Center will present a program titled “New Advances on Early Intervention with Alcohol Problems: Prevention and Research” 3:30–5 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 14) in Anderson Rooms A & B, first floor, Michigan Union.

    Keith Bruhnsen, manager of Drink Wise, and Adrian Wilkinson, director of research for the Mensana Corp. of Toronto, will provide research information regarding DrinkWise, a “brief intervention” education program. For information, call 747-WISE.

    School of Art’s portfolio day will be held Oct. 16

    The School of Art will host more than 30 art institutions and their representatives at a national Portfolio Day 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Oct. 16 in Room 2104, Art and Architecture Bldg.

    Representatives from art institutions will meet with prospective students—high school, junior college and potential graduate students—to review their portfolios and to assist them in planning for a future in art.

    A session on undergraduate admissions and financial aid will be held 10–11 a.m.

    LaSC hosting poster conference

    The third Laboratory of Scientific Computing (LaSC) poster conference will be held 4–7 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 13) in the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Bldg. atrium.

    Posters will include both the traditional areas of scientific computation, such as numerical analysis and computational modeling, and such related areas as data analysis, computer science, parallel computing and scientific visualization.

    Related programs include a discussion of “Scientific Graphic Needs” at 4 p.m. and an opportunity to learn about new convex parallel computers at 5 p.m.

    For information, contact Hal Marshall by e-mail, idaho@umich.edu or by phone,

    936-2310, or Pam Derry by e-mail, pgderry@engin.umich.edu or by phone, 936-3130.

    Diversity Choir organizing

    The Business and Finance Diversity Choir is organizing for the fifth consecutive year. The choir has performed at the annual

    Martin Luther King Day Convocation for the last four years.

    The choir’s membership is not limited to Business and Finance staff members. It will meet one day a week and staff members attending rehearsals have traditionally been given release time.

    The proposed rehearsal time is 3:30–5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Student Theater Arts Complex on Kipke Drive beginning Oct. 25.

    For information or to sign up, contact Mary Jo Huber, 998-7070, or by Vines at Mary Jo Huber@officestaff@UnivStores.

    Exhibition sheds light on Blakes’ illuminated works

    An exhibition titled “The Blakeclipse: New Light on William Blake’s Illuminated Works” is on display through Nov. 30 in the Special Collections Library, seventh floor, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.

    The exhibition was curated by John W. Wright, associate professor of English.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Stephen Leo Carr, professor of English at the Uni-versity of Pittsburgh, will give a lecture titled “Blake’s Illuminated Printing in the Age of Post-Mechanical Reproduction; Variation/Intent/Textual Editing” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Special Collections Library.

    ‘A Feast for the Eyes’ will benefit eye research

    “A Feast for the Eyes” benefit will be held Tues.–Sun. (Oct. 11–16) at the Mexican Town Restaurant, 3457 Bagley St., Detroit, two blocks west of the Ambassador Bridge.

    All meal proceeds will be donated to the Kellogg Eye Center to support retinoschisis research—a form of macular degeneration and a leading cause of blindness.

    For information, call 763-1011.

    Allen Bard will give next Moses Gomberg Lecture

    Allen J. Bard from the University of Texas, Austin, will discuss “Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence—New Insights and Novel Applications” at 4 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 12) in Room 1640, Willard H. Dow Laboratory.

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

    Research Club sponsors lecture on infertility

    John F. Randolph, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, will discuss “Explaining Unexplained Infertility in Humans: From Voodoo to Science” at the next meeting of the Research Club 4–5 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 12) in the Kalamazoo Room, Michigan League. The lecture is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

    Lesbian, gay and bisexual staff sponsor fall tea

    The Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Staff Association will observe National Coming Out Week with a fall tea 5–7 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 130 in the Law Club Lounge. The event is sponsored by the Queer Law Students Association.

    To join the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Staff Association, send an e-mail message to Andy Katz, akatz@umich.edu.

    Coming Oct. 21: Uptown String Quartet

    The Uptown String Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 21 in Rackham Auditorium. The ensemble will perform music by 20th-century composers, including Max Roach, Cecil Bridgewater, Eileen Folson, James Brown, Charlie Parker, George Gershwin, Diane Monroe and Scott Joplin.

    Tickets, $14–$26, are available at the University Musical Society Box Office, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat., 764-2538.

    Parenting adolescents presents challenge

    A workshop titled “Parenting Adolescents: A Bigger Challenge than Whitewater Rafting” will be held noon–1 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 13) in Room 4, Michigan League.

    Sylvia Jones, assistant professor at Eastern Michigan University, will discuss some of the tough issues facing parents of adolescents.

    The workshop is part of the Family Care Resources Program’s Balancing Work and Family Life series. For information or to pre-register, call 998-6133.

    Philadelphia Orchestra returns to Hill Oct. 18

    The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at Hill Auditorium. The orchestra has appeared in Ann Arbor under the auspices of the University Musical Society (UMS) for 266 performances in the orchestra’s 93-years history.

    For its 267th appearance, the Philadelphia will feature principal oboist Richard Wood-hams in the Oboe Concerto by Richard Strauss. Director Wolfgang Sawallisch will lead the orchestra in works by Brahms and Schumann. Tickets $18–$55, are available at the UMS Box Office, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat., 764-2538.

    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. Tues. (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 biology, SACUA member and chair of the SACUA Subcommittee on Grievance Procedures;

    —Eleanor Kay Dawson, director of academic human resources and special assistant to the provost; and

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

    Refreshments will be served.

    Sign up now for pre-season football

    The Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program will accept entries for a pre-season football tournament 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Mon.–Thurs. (Oct. 10–13) at the Intramural Sports Bldg. The entry fee is $35 per team.

    A mandatory managers’ meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at Cliff Keen Arena. Games will begin at 5 p.m. Oct. 14 and 10 a.m. Oct. 16 at Mitchell Fields. For information, call 763-3562.

    CNN correspondent to kick off celebrity lecture series

    Jill Dougherty, White House correspondent for Cable News Network (CNN), will be the featured speaker at the Margaret Waterman Alumnae Town Hall Celebrity Lecture Series at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.

    Dougherty’s topic is “A White House Correspondent’s View from Inside the Beltway.”

    Dougherty, who earned a B.A. in Russian language and literature from the U-M, reports on presidential activities at home and abroad. Having covered the latter years of the Bush administration and now President Bill Clinton, Dougherty offers anecdotes and insights into the decision-making process and the personalities behind them.

    Tickets, $15, are available at the door. A luncheon, $12, will follow the lecture in the Michigan League Ballroom, where Dougherty will answer audience questions.

    Series tickets, $40, are still on sale and include upcoming lectures by art historian Marlene Barasch, White House chef Henry Haller and filmmaker Ken Burns. For individual or series tickets, call Ann Womack, 663-4769, or Martha Krumm, 994-9319.

    CNN correspondent to kick off celebrity lecture series

    Jill Dougherty, White House correspondent for Cable News Network (CNN), will be the featured speaker at the Margaret Waterman Alumnae Town Hall Celebrity Lecture Series at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.

    Dougherty’s topic is “A White House Correspondent’s View from Inside the Beltway.”

    Dougherty, who earned a B.A. in Russian language and literature from the U-M, reports on presidential activities at home and abroad. Having covered the latter years of the Bush administration and now President Bill Clinton, Dougherty offers anecdotes and insights into the decision-making process and the personalities behind them.

    Tickets, $15, are available at the door. A luncheon, $12, will follow the lecture in the Michigan League Ballroom, where Dougherty will answer audience questions.

    Series tickets, $40, are still on sale and include upcoming lectures by art historian Marlene Barasch, White House chef Henry Haller and filmmaker Ken Burns. For individual or series tickets, call Ann Womack, 663-4769, or Martha Krumm, 994-9319.