The University Record, October 17, 1994


Flint’s M-Link receives $54,000

M-Link, the collaborative program between U-M-Flint and Mott Community College (MCC), has received $54,000 in renewal funding from the Office of Minority Equity of the Michigan Department of Education through its College/University Partnership Program.

M-Link, managed by Flint Admissions Director David James and Coordinator Kendall West, actively recruits qualified underrepresented minority students at MCC, who receive counseling and a variety of services designed to “assure a smooth, successful transition to the University,” James says.

West, a Mott and Flint graduate, divides her work time equally between the two campuses to ensure students’ successful progress through each system.

The goal of the program this year is to “recruit a transfer class from MCC that consists of at least 22 percent minority student transfers.”

James and West credit M-Link’s outreach efforts for a 90 percent increase in the number of underrepresented minority students transferring from Mott since 1989.

James says that in 1993, more than 50 percent of the total number of minority transfer students came from Mott.

Welcome international faculty

The Faculty Women’s Club invites wives of new faculty members from other countries to participate in the Hospitality for World Visitors Group to meet American faculty wives and women from other countries.

For information, call Ernestina Parravano, 662-3724, or Indu Prasad, 761-8470.

Regents meet this week

The Board of Regents will begin its meeting at 10 a.m. Thurs. (Oct. 20) in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Administration Bldg., and is expected to close it immediately under provisions of the Open Meetings Act.

The meeting will resume at 1 p.m. in the Regents’ Room. Agenda items include a presentation/discussion on technology transfer and economic development. At 4 p.m. the Regents will attend the M-Quality Expo.

The Friday session will begin at 9 a.m. at U-M-Flint for public comments. Board members will attend the inauguration of Chancellor Charlie Nelms at 10:30 a.m.

Learn to use public records to find out about your ancestors

Sandy Hultquist, a family historian, will discuss her search for her family’s roots and will share her knowledge about how to use public records to learn about one’s ancestors 10 a.m.–noon Tues. (Oct. 18) at Turner Geriatric Clinic, 1010 Wall St.

The meeting is sponsored by Turner’s Intergenerational Women’s Group. Women of all ages are welcome to attend. For information, call 764-2556.

Seminar looks at exercise during pregnancy

Seonae Yeo, assistant professor of nursing, will present a seminar titled “Exercise During Pregnancy” noon–1 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 19) at the East Conference Room, fourth floor, Rackham Bldg.

The seminar is sponsored by the Michigan Initiative for Women’s Health.

Nov. 1 deadline for OVPAMA Faculty Awards Program

Nov. 1 is the deadline for proposals for the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Multicultural Affairs’ (OVPAMA) Faculty Awards Program. Revisions have been made to the current year’s program and faculty are encouraged to call Jacina Davis, 764-3982, for the application forms and guidelines.

Kahneman will present Tanner Lecture

Daniel Kahneman, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and professor of public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, will give the Tanner Lecture on Human Values at 4 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 21) in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.

Kahneman’s topic is “The Cognitive Psychology of Consequences and Moral Intuition.”

A symposium on the Tanner Lecture will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sat. (Oct. 22) in the Henderson Room, Michigan League.

Symposium participants include John Broome, professor of economics and ethics at the University of Bristol; Frances Kamm, professor of philosophy and adjunct professor of law at New York University; and David Premack of the Laboratoire de Psycho-Biologie du Development, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.

The lecture and symposium are sponsored by the Department of Philosophy.

Cobblestone Farm is topic for women’s group

Mary Jones, rental coordinator for Cobblestone Farm, will discuss “Cobblestone Farm: Past and Present” 10 a.m.–noon Oct. 25 at the Intergenerational Women’s Group at Turner Geriatric Clinic, 1010 Wall St. Women of all ages are welcome. For information, call 764-2556.

Open house will honor Thiel

An open house for Donald L. Thiel, director of financial services, who is retiring, will be held 2:30–4:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Betsy Barbour Lounge.

Individuals who would like to contribute to a gift are asked to contact Jill Blythman, 3032 Fleming Bldg., 1340; 764-7270.

Assembly will meet Oct. 17

The Committee on the Economic Status of the Faculty will present its annual report at the Senate Assembly meeting that begins at 3:15 p.m. today (Oct. 17) in Rackham Amphitheater.

Also on the agenda are a report on the suspension of faculty governance in the Department of Communication and a report by Robert Holbrook, associate provost for academic affairs, on Responsibility Center Management.

Social Work Day planned Oct. 25

The School of Social Work is having a “Social Work Day” program 3–5 p.m. Oct. 25 in Rackham Amphitheater for persons interested in pursuing a career in the field of social work.

Professors, administrators and students will talk about the master of social work degree program and the Ph.D. Program in Social Work and Social Science, as well as career opportunities in social work.

For information, call 764-3309.

Symposium focuses on research in finance, accounting

Prof. Eugene Fama of the University of Chicago will give the keynote speech for the Third Mitsui Life Symposium on Global Financial Markets at 5 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 21) in Hale Auditorium. Fama’s topic is “Perspectives on Testing Asset Pricing Models.”

The symposium is being held jointly with the Fifth Annual Conference in Financial Economics and Accounting, which will offer a series of academic sessions on current research in finance and accounting.

For information, call the Mitsui Life Financial Research Center, 764-5222.

Nursing hosts King/Chavez/Parks Visiting Scholar

Dorothy S. Oda, professor of nursing and chair of the Department of Mental Health, Community and Administrative Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco, will give two public lectures this week during her visit as the School of Nursing’s King/Chavez/Parks Visiting Scholar.

She will discuss “Research in Public Health and School Nursing” noon–1 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 18) in Room 1334, 400 North Ingalls Bldg.

“Living in Three Cultures: A Personal American Odyssey” is the topic of a lecture she will give 1:30–3 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 19) in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League.

For information, call 936-1615.

Payroll Office will close part of Tuesday

The Payroll Office will close 11 a.m.– 1 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 18) for staff training.

Dealing with anger

“Dealing with Anger” is the topic for the Breast Cancer Monthly Support Group meeting scheduled noon–1:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in Room 2C108, University Hospital.

Social worker Claudia Kraus Piper will lead the discussion. For information or to register, call Margaret Hanson, 936-9425.

Creating text electronically

John Price-Wilkin, coordinator of the Humanities Text Initiative, will discuss “The Library/School of Information and Library Science/Press Humanities Text Initiative” at noon Tues. (Oct. 18) in Room 1524, Rackham Bldg.

Price-Wilkin will discuss electronic text creation, ways of providing access to materials and the kinds of research and collaboration that go into electronic text projects.

Latin American artwork and crafts on display

An exhibition of Latin American artwork and crafts and books from the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library collection is on display in the library’s North Lobby throughout this month.

The library is open 8 a.m.–12 midnight Mon.–Thurs., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat. and 1 p.m.–midnight Sun. For information, call 936-3813.

Community program focuses on dating violence

“A Community Effort Against Dating Violence” will be held 7–9 p.m. Oct. 24 at Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Drive.

Washtenaw County Circuit Court Judge Donald E. Shelton will give the keynote address, which will be followed by a panel discussion. Sponsors include the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center.

For information, call 973-0242, ext. 215.

Leonard Woodcock Seminar slated for Saturday

The Leonard Woodcock Seminar titled “Sino-U.S. Trade Relations and the Future of the Chinese Economy” will be held 2:30–6 p.m. Sat. (Oct. 22) in Hale Auditorium.

Nicholas Lardy, director of the Henry Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, will be the principal speaker.

Panelists include Robert F. Dernberger, professor of economics; Michael Lampton, president of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations; Kenneth Lieberthal, professor of political science; Michel Oksenberg, president of the East-West Center; William Parish, professor of sociology at the University of Chicago; and Paul Speltz, president of ATC International.

The Center for Chinese Studies and the International Institute are sponsoring the seminar to honor the achievement of Woodcock, the first United States ambassador to the People’s Republic of China after 1949.

Learn about overseas engineering internships

Students of engineering and sciences have excellent opportunities for paid summer internships in Europe, Japan and elsewhere. Learn about these and hear first-hand reports from past participants in a meeting 7–8:30 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 20) in Room 1504, G.G. Brown Bldg. The session is sponsored by the College of Engineering and the International Center. For information, call Bill Nolting, 747-2299.

Teach English abroad

Learn about options for graduates to teach abroad at one of the following meetings: 4–5:50 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 18), “Teach English in Japan”; 7–8:30 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 19), “Teach English in Europe”; and 7–8:30 p.m. Oct. 24, “Teach English in Asia.” All events are sponsored by and held in the International Center, Room 9, next to the Michigan Union. For information, call 747-2259 or 747-2299.

Marketing Communications offers grammar, usage seminar

Carol Suter will present her Grammar and Usage Seminar 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Hussey Room, Michigan League.

Suter, a nationally known grammar expert and teacher who specializes in keeping writers and editors up to date, will cover the most common errors in spelling, figures, abbreviations, hyphenation, possessives and structure, and current changes in usage.

Jim Beck, director of the Office of Marketing Communications, will introduce the seminar with some information on current University usage.

The seminar is sponsored by Marketing Communications. Tuition, $95, covers breakfast and materials and is payable by check or University account number. Enrollment is limited to 50. For information or to register, call 764-9270.

Larocque will lecture about ceramics

Jean Pierre Larocque, visiting assistant professor in the School of Art, will give a slide-illustrated lecture of his work at 4 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 19) in the Art and Architecture Bldg. auditorium.

Larocque has taught at New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred; Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Vancouver, B.C.; the University of Georgia; and Concordia University, Montreal.

Smoking cessation program available

The University Health Service’s (UHS) free “You Can Quit!” program will be held noon–1 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 19) at the UHS. The one-hour motivational program is designed to help participants quit when they are ready. For information or to register, call 763-1320.

Group Theatre presents Life Sentences

Group Theatre of Michigan will present Richard Nelson’s Life Sentences at 8 p.m. Thurs.–Sat. (Oct. 20–22) and at 2 p.m. Sun. (Oct. 23) at Trueblood Theatre.

Leigh Woods, associate professor of theatre, and Cecilia T. Grinwald, a senior in theater and drama, perform in the play that deals with the relationship between an English professor and his young girlfriend .

The play refers to issues of faculty conduct and ethics. Each performance is followed by a discussion led by a professor from the U-M or a neighboring institution in conjunction with a member of the production team.

Tickets, $4 for students, $7 for U-M faculty and staff and $10 general admission, are available at the University Productions Box Office, first floor, Michigan League, 764-0450, or at the Trueblood Theatre box office the night of the performance.

Performances are made possible by a grant from the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Don’t recycle window envelopes

The Recycling Office has received many inquiries regarding plastic window envelopes and recycling because of information given through the city of Ann Arbor recycling program. The city accepts window envelopes in its home office recycling program.

However, plastic window envelopes and “sticky” labels are not allowed in the Uni-versity program. The category of paper collected by the University is a better grade than home office paper. Plastic film, windows and “stickies” clog the filters and screens at mills where recycled paper is manufactured and contaminate higher grade papers. Please don’t place them in recycling bins. For information, call 763-5539.

Support group for single parents meets Wednesday

A six-week discussion/support group for single parents begins noon–1 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 19) in the Family Care Resources Program office, 715 N. University. To pre-register, call 998-6133.

Duderstadt to talk with women staff members

All staff women are invited to a town meeting with President James J. Duderstadt to discuss the Michigan Agenda for Women noon–1 p.m. Oct. 26 in Rackham Auditorium. Duderstadt will describe the agenda and will invite participants’ questions, suggestions, concerns and ideas about the Michigan Agenda for Women as it pertains to staff women.

The town meeting is sponsored by the Commission for Women (CFW), which is asking participants to bring their questions or comments in writing. Questions will be collected and read for the president’s response.

Persons who have questions but are unable to attend the meeting should send them to Elaine Sims, NI-5B01, Box 0470.

Keeping school-age children safe

Parent educator Wendy Shepherd will lead a workshop titled “Keeping Your School-age Children Safe” noon–1 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 20) in Room 5, Michigan League.

The workshop, sponsored by the Family Care Resources Program, will provide you with some self-care strategies to help you and your child feel more safe and secure.

For information or to pre-register, 998-6133.

Heidi Durning will perform

Swiss-Japanese dance artist Heidi Durning will perform at 8 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 21) in the Betty Pease Studio Theater, Dancing Bldg.

Durning, an alumna of the Dance Department’s M.F.A. program, draws on many traditions for her solo performance.

Her performance is part of the Department of Dance’s seventh annual Guest Artist Series, which is supported by funds from the Friends of Dance, the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, the School of Music and the International Institute.

For information about tickets, $5 for students and senior citizens and $8 for general admission, call 763-5460.

‘Day of Dialogue’ looks at role of religion, ethics in University

The Day of Dialogue titled “The Role of Religion and Ethics in Transforming the Univer-sity” will be held 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Hussey Room, Michigan League.

The morning session will feature opening remarks by President James J. Duderstadt and panel presentations at 9:15 a.m. by Regent Laurence B. Deitch, Vice President for Student Affairs Maureen A. Hartford and English Prof. Ralph Williams.

A panel discussion at 10 a.m. will include the presenters, students and religious leaders from the campus community.

The afternoon will include working group sessions for persons who have registered.

The Day of Dialogue is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, Office of the Dean of Students; the Liaison for Ethics and Religion; and the U-M Association of Religious Counselors. For information, call 764-7442.

Miyamoto will present ‘A Grain of Sand’

Nobuko Miyamoto will present her multi-media performance of “A Grain of Sand” at 8 p.m. Sat. (Oct. 22) in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre as part of the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives’ Asian Pacific American program of events. Minority Student Services also is sponsoring the performance.

For information, call 936-1055.

Judovitz will give the Marc and Constance Jacobson Lecture

Dalia Judovitz, chair of the Department of French and Italian at Emory University, will give the Marc and Constance Jacobson Lecture at 8 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 19) in Rackham Amphitheater. The topic is “Playing the Field: Redefining Artistic Production.” Judovitz is also the author of Unpacking Duchamps: Art in Transit.

The lecture is sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, Department of Romance Languages and the School of Art.

Coming: The Glass Menagerie

The Department of Theatre and Drama will present Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie at 8 p.m. Thurs.–Sat. (Oct. 20–22) and at 2 p.m. Sun. (Oct. 23) in the Power Center for the Performing Arts.

Autobiographical in nature, the play examines human vulnerability through starkly etched characters who find refuge in their private visions of the world.

Tickets, $6 for students and $12–$16 for others, are available 10 a.m.–6 p.m. weekdays at the Michigan League ticket office.

School of Art Alumni Reunion planned Oct. 28

The School of Art Alumni Reunion will begin at 1 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, School of Art.

Four “success stories” of outstanding alumni will be presented 1:15–3:45 p.m., followed by a reception for the 1994 Alumni Exhibition, “Works on Paper,” and the presentation of the Distinguished Alumna Award to Michele Oka Doner.

A dinner will follow on the Art and Architecture Balcony and a bus will transport alumni and guests to the Power Center for the Performing Arts for the performance of Martha Graham’s “Panoramic.”

For information, call 936-0672.

League buffet features Glinke’s art

Artwork by Margaret Glinke will be on display in the Michigan League Buffet through Nov. 6. Her paintings are done in either acrylic on impasto ground or watercolor, some with acrylic details.

Glinke is a charter member of the Creative Arts Council and is a long-time exhibitor in the Ann Arbor summer, spring and winter art fairs.

League Buffet hours are 7 a.m.–7:30 p.m. Mon.–Fri and 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Sun.

When the pain won’t go away

Turner Geriatric Services’ Peer Counselors will present a free workshop 1–3 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium titled “Ouch! When the Pain Won’t Go Away.”

Speakers Georgine Steude and Randy Roth of the Medical Center Pain Clinic will address the medical and psychological management of chronic and acute pain in the illnesses of older people.

Parking is available and no registration is required.

Flint sponsors gospel choir

The music departments of the U-M-Flint and Mott Community College have joined forces to sponsor a gospel choir. The choir is open to enrolled students of either school. Carolyn Mawby, chair of the U-M-Flint Music Department, directs the choir.

The choir meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in Room 164, U-M-Flint Classroom-Office Bldg.

Caring for aging relatives

Caring for Aging Relatives, a noon-time monthly support group sponsored by the Medical Center’s Turner Geriatric Services, will meet noon–1:30 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 20) in the first floor conference room, Turner Geriatric Clinic. The group offers information and support. For information, call 764-2556.

Board for Student Publications announces meeting schedule

The Board for Student Publications has set the following meeting dates for the 1994–95 academic year: Oct. 31, Nov. 28, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, March 27 and April 17. Meetings begin at 5 p.m. in Room 204, Student Publications Bldg., 420 Maynard St. For information, call 764-0550.

Workshops assist job seekers

“2001 Workforce,” two workshops designed to help job seekers more effectively market their skills, will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 18) and Nov. 15 in Room 240, Univer-sity Pavilion, U-M-Flint.

The first workshop will focus on job search skills and recent trends in resume writing and updating. The Nov. 15 workshops will explore interviewing techniques and is designed to help individuals learn the art of self-promotion.

The workshops are sponsored by the U-M-Flint Alumni Society. For information, call (810) 762-3351.