The University Record, October 24, 1994


Shahak will discuss new book

Israel Shahak, professor emeritus of chemistry, Hebrew University, will talk about his new book, Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight of Three Thousand Years, at 7:30 p.m. Sun. (Oct. 30) in Rackham Amphitheater.

Shahak is president of the Israeli League for Human Rights. A survivor of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Shahak is a defender of Palestinian rights and critic of U.S. and Israeli Middle East policies.

The lecture is sponsored by the U-M Arab-American Students’ Association, the New Jewish Agenda and Palestine Solidarity Committee.

For the record . . .

Frederick W. Gehring, winner of the 1994 Margaret and Herman Sokol Faculty Award, is renowned for his research in complex analysis and is regarded as the foremost authority on geometric function theory in the United States. His research area was mis-stated in the Oct. 17 Record.

The chair given to Rhetaugh G. Dumas, shown in an Oct. 17 Record photograph, is a symbol of the Rhetaugh Graves Dumas Professorship in the School of Nursing. U-M Hospitals contributed $1.2 million to the chair, the first fully endowed chair in the school. Dumas is vice provost for health affairs.

Duderstadt will meet with staff women Wednesday

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. Wed. (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.

Laughing with Lila Green

Medical Center Volunteer Services will host a presentation by Lila Green, humor educator and author of Making Sense of Humor, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Thurs. (Oct. 27) in Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. Her topic: “Volunteer to Laugh.”

Refreshments and a book signing will follow the presentation. For information, call 936-4327.

Nominations sought for search advisory group

Provost Gilbert R. Whitaker Jr. is seeking nominations for dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Dean John H. D’Arms has indicated he will not stand for reappointment. Suggestions should be sent to Candy Johnson in the Provost’s Office (3068 Fleming Administration Building 1340, or via e-mail) by Friday (Oct. 28). The provost hopes to name a search advisory committee in early November and to have a successor appointed by July 1, 1995.

Dealing with anger

“Dealing with Anger” is the topic for the Breast Cancer Monthly Support Group meeting scheduled noon–1:30 p.m. Tues. (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.

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.

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.

Michigan 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.

Gardens’ 20th fall fund-raiser will be held Oct. 29–30

The Friends of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens will hold their 20th annual fall fund-raiser, “A Gardens’ Gathering,” 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat. (Oct. 29) and Sun. (Oct. 30) in the Gardens’ auditorium. A special pre-sale for members will be held 5–7 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 28). Individuals who wish to purchase items before the sale opens to the public may obtain a membership at the door. For information, call Jacqui Austin, 998-7061.

Included in the sale will be culinary items; swags, baskets and wreaths; and house plants grown and cultivated from cuttings in the Gardens’ Conservatory.

Ueda to give Senior Research Scientist Lecture

Tetsufumi Ueda, research scientist, Mental Health Research Institute, and professor of pharmacology, will deliver the 1994 University Research Scientist Lecture at 4 p.m. Oct. 31 in Rackham Amphitheater. He will discuss “Glutamic Acid, A Key Molecular Messenger in the Brain.” The free, public lecture is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Classical Studies honors Roger A. Pack

The Department of Classical Studies will present the Roger A. Pack Memorial Lecture at 3 p.m. Nov. 5 in Room 1052, Administrative Services Bldg. Michael W. Haslam, professor of classics at the Univer-sity of California, Los Angeles, will discuss “Papyri and Greek Literature.” Pack, professor emeritus of Greek and Latin, died in December 1993.

Open house will honor Bob and Evelyn Chipps

An open house in honor of the retirement of Bob Chipps, administrative manager in the LS&A Dean’s Office, and Evelyn Chipps, senior executive secretary to Dean Edie N. Goldenberg, will be held 2–5 p.m. today (Oct. 24) in Room 2553, LS&A Bldg.

Faculty workshop will focus on technology Oct. 26

Lynn Conway, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and director of the UMTV Demonstration Project, will conduct a faculty workshop 7–9 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 26) in Room 1013, H.H. Dow Bldg.

Conway, who develops visual communications systems, will present simple methods that enhance instructors’ abilities to

easily present real-world visual and pictorial material in the classroom. The session is part of the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching Faculty Workshop Series. To register, call 764-0505. For information, call George Williams, 747-4765.

Jacek Kuron to speak Nov. 1

The Copernicus Endowment and Center for Russian and East European Studies will present “An Interview with Jacek Kuron” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the West Conference Room, Rackham Building.

Kuron is a well-known Polish politician, historian and dissident. Since 1989 he has been active in Poland’s post-communist government, including serving as the minister of labor and social policy and a member of parliament. He is deputy chairman of the Union of Freedom. In addition, he is the author of Politics and Responsibility, Faith and Fault, and My Soup.

Nov. 1 deadline for MLK Day events listings

Nov. 1 is the deadline for units to submit information on their Martin Luther King Day events to the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Multicultural Affairs for inclusion in promotional materials. The theme of this year’s program is “Conflict and Communities: The Struggle for Racial Justice.” For information, call Michael Jones-Coleman, 936-1055.

Learn to prevent sports injuries

“Preventing Sports Injuries” is the topic of the Medical Center’s free Health Night Out Program 7:30–9:30 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 25) in Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. Presenters, both from MedSport, will be John E. Kuhn, orthopedic surgeon who has worked with the U.S Olympic ski team, and Greg Ott, director of physical therapy.

Fight prostate cancer

“Fighting Back Against Prostate Cancer” will be discussed 7:30–9:30 p.m. Nov. 1 by Joseph E. Oesterling, director of the Michigan Prostate Institute, who will focus on examinations, warning signs and treatment options. The free Medical Center Health Night Out program will be held at the Kellogg Eye Center auditorium.

Last call for CEW internship applications

Nov. 2 is the deadline for submitting applications for the administrative internships program sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women (CEW). The internships are short-term (12–24 weeks) project-oriented work experiences sponsored by a variety of U-M units and various community agencies and businesses.

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

Descriptions of the internships are available at CEW ($1), 330 E. Liberty, or can be mailed ($2). For information, call 998-7210.

Top of the Park fund-raiser scheduled

Prominent area chefs will contribute their talents to create a multi-course dinner to raise funds for Top of the Park, a free outdoor summer concert and movies series presented as part of the annual Ann Arbor Summer Art Festival. The event will begin with wine and cheese at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10, with dinner at 7 p.m. at the Gandy Dancer Restaurant. Tickets are $75 per person (including tax, gratuity and a $30 tax-deductible contribution). Seating is limited to 140 persons. Pre-paid reservations are required by Fri. (Oct. 28). Call 747-2278.

Conservators, bookbinders demonstrate techniques

The Library Preservation Department is having an open house in the Conservation and Book Repair Laboratory 4-7:30 p.m. on Nov. 9. The laboratory is located on the second floor of the Buhr Bldg., 837 Greene St. Conservators and bookbinders will share skills and demonstrate techniques ranging from simple book repairs to the sophisticated treatments of ancient manuscripts and other rare materials.

This free event is sponsored by the University Library. For information, contact the Library Public Relations office, 936-3813.

November is National Diabetes Month

To mark National Diabetes Education Week (Oct. 31–Nov. 6) and National Diabetes Month, the Diabetes Outpatient Program at the Medical Center is sponsoring “Food for Thought: New Guidelines for Diabetes Nutrition,” 7–9 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 26) at Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. Refreshments will be served 7–7:30 p.m., with the program starting at 7:30 p.m. Dietician Lynn Arnold will speak at this free program.

The Outpatient Program also will offer “Life with Diabetes,” classes for people with diabetes and their families. The 10-hour series is offered in five 2-hour sessions or three sessions of 3–4 hours each. The fee for the class is covered by Medicare and some insurance companies. For information, call 936-8279.

Family Care program offers workshops on breast feeding

“Breast Feeding Your Baby,” by the Family Care Resources Program, will be offered 6:30–9:30 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 26) at the U-M Hospitals Child Care Center. Registration ($15) is required. Call 763-6295.

‘Smoke-Free’ can get you started

If you’ve been considering quitting smoking, the University Health Service (UHS) “Smoke-Free” program may be right for you. The next group will meet at noon on Nov. 8 in Room N-309, UHS Bldg. The program is composed of eight one-hour sessions held twice per week (noon–1 p.m. Tues. and 1–2 p.m. Fri.) for four weeks.

Interested participants register for the program after a free introduction session. The fee is $50; $25 is refunded to those who attend every session. To register for the free introductory session, call the Health Promotion and Community Relations Department, 763-1320.

Montgomery to discuss teaching large classes

Susan M. Montgomery, assistant professor of chemical engineering, will present a talk as part of the series of Faculty Colloquia on Teaching Large Classes noon–1:30 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 27) in Room 1706, Willard Henry Dow Laboratory.

Montgomery personalizes learning in the required introductory chemical engineering course of 150 students through a wide array of active learning methods. She seldom lectures for more than 15 minutes, using class time for demonstrations, mulit-media presentations and collaborative learning. The series, open to all interested faculty, is sponsored by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. Refreshments will be served. Bring a lunch if you wish. For information, call Bevery Black, 763-2396, or Barbara Hofer, 936-2596.

Thiel will be honored

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.

Exhibition, symposium celebrate Russian author Babel

An exhibition and symposium celebrating the centenary of the birth of Isaac Babel, one of the greatest Russian prose writers, will be held Nov. 4–5.

An exhibition of Babel materials from the private collection of Irwin T. and Shirley Holtzman and the art of Vitaly Veksler will open at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 4 in the Special Collections Library, seventh floor, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. This will be followed by a film and panel discussion on Babel’s life, work and criticism, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Activities Nov. 5 in the Founders Room, Alumni Center, include a symposium in English at 9:30 a.m., one in Russian at 2 p.m., and an evening of films and readings in Russian at 7:30 p.m. In addition, the exhibition will be open noon–2 p.m. at the Library.

Baldrige Award winners will be part of M-Quality Forum

Malcolm Baldrige Award winning companies General Motors, Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Xerox Corp. will give presentations at the Business and Finance Division M-Quality Forum the morning of Nov. 8 at the Michigan League.

Business and Finance Division trained team leaders and facilitators are asked to respond to invitations they received to the program to reserve a place. For information, call Annette Schmidt, 764-1160.

Balaghi speaks during Persian Literature Colloquium Series

Shiva Balaghi, coordinator for the Advanced Studies Center at the International Institute and doctoral candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, will discuss “Mirza Malkum Khan’s Qanun and the Introduction of Newspapers into Persian Literature” as part of the Persian Literature Colloquium Series. Balaghi will speak at 4 p.m. on Tues. (Oct. 25) in Room 3050, Frieze Bldg. This event is sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies.

Arts, events office schedules exhibitions

The North Campus Commons Arts and Programs will mount three exhibitions in early November:

“Bosnia and Herzegovina: Before, During and After the War,” from the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, the Center for Russian and East European Studies and the International Institute. Nov. 1–17, Michigan Union Art Lounge.

“From the Musician’s Point of View,” by local artist, musician, teacher and businessman John E. Lawrence, featuring conte crayon portraits of musicians. Nov. 1–18 at the Commons. A reception for the artist will be held 5:30–7 p.m. Nov. 2.

“Photos of Mosques in the U.S.,” sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, and organized by Omer Khalidi from the Aga Khan Program to show how traditional mosque architecture has been adapted for construction in the United States, Nov. 2–16, Commons Atrium.

Scholar program focuses on hatred, racial intolerance

The U-M-Flint Understanding Hate Committee, which focuses on promoting dialogue and action to address and prevent incidents of racial intolerance and hatred on campus, will host a Scholar-in-Residence Program Nov. 1–2.

The program includes public lectures and class visits by three scholars: Thomas Pettigrew of the University of California, Santa Cruz, who is a nationally recognized social psychologist and researcher in the area of race relations; Arthur Johnson, a Wayne State University faculty member and senior vice president of community relations there, and former president of the Detroit branch of the NAACP; and Sister Carol Rittner, the 1994–95 Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Scholar of Holocaust at Richard Stockton College, Pomona, N.J. She is the founder of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity and the author of several books.

For information, call Carolyn Campbell, (810) 762-3353.

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 commonly made 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 of University account number. Enrollment is limited to 40. For information or to register, call 764-9270.

InfoTech Expo extended through Nov. 18

“InfoTech Expo: A Showcase of U-M Computing Environment Services” has been extended through Nov. 18. Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop in and practice using a variety of new distributed computing services; receive help transferring from MTS to the new services; attend scheduled presentations, mini-classes and demonstrations; and pick up computing starter kits, software and relevant documentation.

The Information Technology Division’s InfoTech Expo, 611 Church Street Campus Computing Site, is open Mondays by appointment for groups of eight or more, 3–6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.–noon Thursdays and Fridays.

To arrange for a Monday appointment for your group or for information about InfoTech Expo, send e-mail to

Preventing sports injuries

“Preventing Sports Injuries” is the topic of the Medical Center’s Health Night Out program 7:30–9:30 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 25) in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium.

John E. Kuhn, orthopaedic surgeon at MedSport, and Greg Ott, director of physical therapy at MedSport, will be presenters.

The program and parking are free. For information, call U-M TeleCare, 763-9000, category 1075.

Gilbert and Sullivan selling costumes this week

The Gilbert and Sullivan Society will hold a costume sale 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Wed.–Fri. (Oct. 26–28) in the basement of the Michigan Union. Costumes from the Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire will be sold as individual pieces or as sets. For information, call 761-7855.

Community program focuses on dating violence

“A Community Effort Against Dating Violence” will be held 7–9 p.m. today (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.

Seminar will examine health care reform

Roy Ramthun, staff member for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, will discuss “Health Care Reform: What Went Wrong?—An Insider’s View” 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 28) in School of Public Health Auditorium II.

Refreshments will be served in the lobby following the lecture.

The seminar is sponsored by the Medical School Graduate Student Council. For information, call 936-1508.

U-M-Flint will host Family Math Night Nov. 15

The U-M-Flint Mathematics Department will hold its annual Family Math Night 6:30–8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Michigan Rooms, Harding Mott University Center.

Family Math Night offers an opportunity for children grades four through seven, and their parents, to have fun together with math. Activities include games and puzzles. No special knowledge or experience is required.

To register, call (810) 762-3244. For information, call (810) 762-3005.

Flint Women’s Center offers Friday Forum series

The U-M-Flint Women’s Center continues its Friday Forum series at noon Fri. (Oct. 28) with a program on how to balance work, school and family. Leslie de Pietro, coordinator of the Family Care Resources Program at the Ann Arbor campus, will speak.

The final forum of fall term, Nov. 18, will feature Constance Creech, campus nurse practitioner, speaking about contraception.

The lunch-time brown-bag forums meet in the Michigan Rooms of the Harding Mott University Center.

For information, call (810) 766-6714.

Flint students host political candidates

The U-M-Flint Student Government Council will host 17 candidates who are seeking public office in the November elections at a political forum 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 28) in the Kiva Auditorium, Harding Mott University Center.

Student issues the candidates are expected to address are tuition increases; student autonomy, Autoworld and gambling; and the high cost of textbooks and low resale value.

Walkowitz will discuss ‘Daughter of Empire’

Judith R. Walkowitz, professor of history and director of the Women’s Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss “Daughter of Empire: Olive Christian Malvery, Photojournalism, and the Edwardian Flower Girl” at 8 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 27) in Rackham Amphitheater.

The lecture is sponsored by the Program in British Studies, the Women’s Studies Program and the Department of English.

Learning in Retirement looks at national policy issues

Turner Geriatric Services’ Learning in Retirement program is sponsoring a series of five lectures on Thursdays on the theme of “National Policy Issues: If it Is Broke, How Do We Fix It?” beginning Nov. 3. The lectures begin at 10 a.m. in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. Scheduled are:

—Nov. 3, “Politicians and the Press: You Can’t Live with Them & You Can’t Live without Them,” Michael W. Traugott.

Nov. 10, “The House Reform Debacle,” John C. Campbell.

Nov. 17, “Environmental Policy in the 1990s and Beyond,” Barry Rabe.

Dec. 1, “Crime Prevention in the United States,” Mitchell J. Rycus.

Dec. 8, to be announced.

Confidential, 24-hour crisis lines

Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center, 936-3333

Domestic Violence Project/Safe House, 995-5444

Assault Crisis Center, 483-7273

Cross country run is Nov. 7

Entry deadline for the Department of Recreational Sports’ Intramural Sports Program’s Nov. 9 cross country run is 4:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Intramural Sports Building or 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Mitchell Fields on Fuller Road. The 3-mile race starts at 6 p.m. near softball field 1. The entry fee is $5. For information, call 763-3562.