The University Record, October 31, 1994


Business and Finance

Diversity Choir rehearsing

The Business and Finance Diversity Choir has begun rehearsals for its annual Martin Luther King Day performance. The choir needs more members. No formal training is required, just the desire to sing.

The choir rehearses 3:30–5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Student Theatre Arts complex on

Kipke Drive. Release time traditionally has been granted for rehearsals.

For information, contact Mary Jo Huber, 998-7070, or by VINES at MaryJoHuber


Phi Kappa Phi forum will focus on life-long learning

Phi Kappa Phi, a national honor society for all disciplines, believes that students and faculty know the best ways to inspire a dedication to life-long learning. Phi Kappa Phi is inviting members of the University community to share their views on how to achieve this goal at a public forum “On Discovering the Joy of Learning” at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.

Grammar and Usage Seminar scheduled Nov. 9

Carol Suter’s Grammar and Usage Seminar will be held 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Hussey Room, Michigan League. Coffee and rolls will be served at 8:30 a.m.

The seminar is sponsored by Marketing Communications. Tuition, $95, includes breakfast and materials and is payable by check or U-M account number. To enroll or for information, call 764-9270.

Pay days come early in November, December

With Thanksgiving holiday falling on Nov. 24–25, the Nov. 25 biweekly payroll will be paid Nov. 23. The November monthly payroll will be issued Nov. 30, as scheduled.

Because of the winter holidays, the December monthly payroll and the Dec. 23 biweekly payroll will both be issued Dec. 23.

Rackham plans seminars

The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies will host two seminars for graduate admissions chairs, fellowships officers, secretaries and administrative assistants 8:30–11 a.m. Wed. (Nov. 2) and 1:30–4 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Assembly Hall, Rackham Bldg. For information, call 763-4115.

Science Research Club will focus on NASA, space travel

The Science Research Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tues. (Nov. 1) in Room G378, School of Dentistry Bldg. Lennard A. Fisk, professor and chair of the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, will discuss “The Future of NASA.” English Prof. Eric S. Rabkin will talk about “The Romance of Space Travel: On the Iconography of Deep Space Craft.”

Exhibition features ‘Mosques Designed for North America’

A photographic exhibition of 50 mosques in the United States and Canada will be on display in the North Campus Commons Atrium 7 a.m.–11 p.m. Nov. 1–22, except Sundays. The exhibition was created by Omar Khalidi of the Aga Khan Program in Islamic Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.

Service Award Banquet will be redesigned

To honor staff members who have been at the University for 10, 20, 30 and 40 years, a Service Award Banquet is held twice yearly, in June and December. Human Resources/Affirmative Action (HR/AA) is redesigning the recognition program to make it more meaningful for awardees. Consequently, there will be no banquet this December. A letter will be sent to all eligible 1994 awardees, explaining the changes and reassuring them that in the near future they will be honored for their years of service. For information, call HR/AA, 763-1284, or Medical Center Human Resources, 747-1901.

Coming: The Whirling Dervishes of Turkey

The Whirling Dervishes of Turkey will perform at 8 p.m. Fri. (Nov. 4) in Hill Auditorium.

A free Philips Education Presentation—a discussion of Sufi culture and the Whirling Dervishes performance by Francis Trix, assistant professor of anthropology at Wayne State University—precedes the performance at 7 p.m. in the Michigan League.

Tickets, $14–$26, are on sale 10 a.m.–6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturdays at the University Musical Society Box Office, Burton Memorial Tower.

Checking your UMCE account balance electronically

It is now possible to electronically check the balance in your U-M Computing Environment (UMCE) Individual Account and transfer funds between your MTS Request Account and UMCE Individual Account, using the Information Technology Division’s (ITD) new accounting and billing system.

To use the new system, connect to the host To learn how to do this, see QuickNote: Accessing the ITD Login, UMCE Subscription, and Statistics Services, Step-by-step S4157. To learn how to use the new system, see QuickNote: Managing Your UMCE Individual Account, Step-by-step S4172.

ITD QuickNotes are available at the Campus Computing Sites by calling 763-8961 or by sending e-mail to For information about your UMCE Individual Account or MTS Request Account, call the ITD Accounts Office, 764-8000.

Band-o-rama returns Nov. 5

The Concert Band, Symphony Band and Marching Band will join forces to present Band-o-rama at 7:30 p.m. Sat. (Nov. 5) in Hill Auditorium.

Tickets, $6 and $7, can be purchased at the Hill Box Office, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.–7:30 p.m. the day of the concert.

November is National Diabetes Month

In recognition of National Diabetes Month, Barbara A. Blodi, lecturer in ophthalmology, and Andrew K. Vine, associate professor of ophthalmology, will discuss “Diabetic Eye Diseases” during a free community seminar at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in the W.K. Kellogg Eye Center. For information or to reserve a seat, call 763-1415.

Early detection important with prostate cancer

“Prostate Cancer: The Role of Early Detection in Successful Treatment” is the topic of the Medical Center’s Health Night Out 7:30–9:30 p.m. Tues. (Nov. 1) in the W.K. Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium.

Leading the presentation will be Joseph E. Oesterling, urologist-in-chief at the Medical Center and director of the Michigan Prostate Institute. The program and parking are free.

3 faculty women will discuss their research at CEW program

Three women faculty will discuss their research 3–5 p.m. Wed. (Nov.2) at the Center for the Education of Women (CEW), 330 E. Liberty St. The program is titled “Differences Among Women: New Women Faculty Talk About Their Research.” Panelists are Frieda Ekotto from Romance languages and literature, Regina Morantz-Sanchez from history and Elizabeth Wingrove from political science.

Abigail Stewart, professor of psychology and director of the Women’s Studies Program, will moderate the discussion. For information, call 998-7080.

United Way campaign winding down

This week marks the final opportunity to contribute to the University’s United Way campaign.

At Record press time Friday, $877,446—87.7 percent of goal—had been raised. Although the University's campaign ended Oct. 28, contributions are still being accepted. The Washtenaw County United Way campaign ends Nov. 3.

Campaign Chair Maureen A. Hartford, vice president for student affairs, notes that everyone’s participation is important. “We need everyone who has not done so to consider making a pledge. I urge you to open your hearts and your wallets to others in need. I also want to thank the many employees and students who already have contributed to this important community effort.”

(See related article on page 16.)

Flu shots available

The Medical Center’s Turner Geriatric Services will again offer flu shots this fall. Free clinics are scheduled 1–5 p.m. Thurs. (Nov. 3) and Nov. 17 for individuals with Medicare cards. On Nov. 10 the Wash-

tenaw County Health Department will offer flu shots for $7 each; Medicare billing is not available on that day. Regular Turner patients can get their shots at their regular appointment or come to Turner’s walk-in clinics. For information, call 764-2556.

Collaborative research

available for minority faculty

The Center for Human Growth and Development announces an international research experience in child health and development. Minority faculty members are invited to submit a biomedical and/or behavioral research prospectus for studies on child health and development to be conducted through collaboration between the U-M and one of four research institutes in developing countries.

Three to four positions will be funded to cover three- to 12-month research periods beginning spring 1995. Applications are available to faculty members who hold a doctoral level degree and have a biomedical and/or behavioral research plan to carry out at the host institution. Application deadline for 1995 is Dec. 5. For information, call 764-2443.

Benefit reimbursement cutoffs for November

To guarantee reimbursement in their November paycheck, Benefit Reimbursement Account participants should submit claims to the Benefits Office, Wolverine Tower-Low Rise G405, 3003 S. State St., by Nov. 15 for biweekly pay periods or by Nov. 16 for monthly pay periods.

CRLT offers colloquium on teaching large classes

Patricia Gurin, Arthur F. Thurnau professor and chair of the Department of Psychology, and Stephen Sumida, associate professor of English, will be featured at a Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) faculty colloquium on teaching large classes.

This third presentation in a series of colloquia featuring faculty members who teach large classes will be held noon–1:30 p.m. Thurs. (Nov. 3) in Room 1706, Willard Henry Dow Laboratory.

Gurin and Sumida taught UC 299: Race, Racism and Ethnicity, which enrolled 180 students from across campus. They will discuss their experience with this course and their approach to teaching in both an ethnically specific and multicultural manner. Refreshments will be served. For information, contact Beverly Black, 763-2396, or Barbara Hofer, 936-2596.

Next Focus on Teaching scheduled Nov. 2

Kathleen Smail and Kathy Meyer, both lecturers in French, will give presentations at the next Focus on Teaching 3–5 p.m. Wed. (Nov. 2) in Room 1704, Willard Henry Dow Laboratory.

Smail will present a set of interactive materials to accompany audio texts for intensive first-year French.

Meyer will demonstrate computer-based role-plays she developed from actual World War II footage to help students better understand French films about the occupation of France during the war.

Focus on Teaching is sponsored by the Information Technology Division’s Office of Instructional Technology and the Office of the LS&A Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education. For information, call Trisha Dvorak, 763-9523, or Charles Dershimer, 763-4665.

Research experiences for undergraduate minority students

The Center for Human Growth and Development announces an international research experience in child health and development for undergraduate minority students. Training awards are available for the purpose of encouraging students to pursue degrees and careers in the biomedical or behavioral sciences. Eight to 10 positions will be funded to cover 12-week placements during summer 1995.

Applications are available to students who will be of junior or senior status by September 1995. Application deadline is Dec. 5. For information, call 764-2443. The program is supported by the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health.

Ginsburg will discuss ‘DNA Fingerprinting’

David Ginsburg, professor of internal medicine and of human genetics, will discuss “DNA Fingerprinting: Its Role in Forensic Science” at the U-M Research Club meeting 4–5 p.m. Thurs. (Nov. 3) in the Kalamazoo Room, Michigan League. The meeting is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

English department plans memorial for student

The Department of English will hold a memorial service for Pat Plunkett, a graduate student who died last month, at 4 p.m. Tues. (Nov. 1) in the Pendleton Room, Michigan Union. Students, faculty and staff are invited. A reception will follow.

Piano recital slated for Nov. 9

Thomas Mastroianni will give a guest recital at 8 p.m. Nov. 9 in the School of Music Recital Hall. The pianist, from Catholic Uni-versity of America, will perform an all-Liszt program.

Dearborn show will feature contemporary prints

The U-M-Dearborn Fine Art Associates will sponsor an exhibition of American contemporary prints and drawings at the Mardigian Library Nov. 4–Dec. 16. An opening reception will be held at 7:30 p.m. Fri. (Nov. 4).

“Contemporary American Works of Art on Paper” is on loan from the collection of G. Fredric Bolling, an art collector and director of the manufacturing systems engineering laboratory at U-M-Dearborn, and his wife, Valerie Withington, who is an artists’ agent. Bolling will give a lecture at the reception.

For information about the exhibition, call 593-5087. For library hours, call 593-5400.

Cohen, Pek will discuss the ethical use of drugs

Philosophy Prof. Carl Cohen and Sumer Pek, professor of internal medicine, will discuss “On The Ethical Use of Drugs” at noon Nov. 16 in the South Lecture Hall, Medical Science Bldg. II.

The lecture is the 64th in a series of open discussions of philosophical issues in medicine. Students, faculty and staff are invited to bring their lunch. For information, call the Program for Human Values in Medicine, 936-1484.

Accessing genetics databases

A workshop on accessing genetics databases will be held 10 a.m.–noon Thurs. (Nov. 3) on the fourth floor, 611 Church Street.

Participants will learn about and how to access several genetic databases, including the Genome Database, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, GenBank, Swiss-Port, GenPeptm, Protein Information Resource and European Molecular Biology Lab.

To register, call the Taubman Medical Library, 763-2037.

Michigan Radio seeks volunteers

Michigan Radio/WUOM needs volunteers to help with its fall on-air fund drive Nov. 10–19. Volunteers are needed for two-hour shifts to take incoming pledge calls 6 a.m.–10 p.m. To volunteer, call Jennie Stahl, 764-9210.

Looking at improvisational theater as a model for teamwork

Elizabeth Wierba, doctoral student in organizational psychology, will discuss “Group Improvisation: Improvisational Theater as a Model for Teamwork” noon–1 p.m. Tues. (Nov. 1) in Room 1524, Rackham Bldg. The lecture is part of the Institute for the Humanities’ brown-bag series.

Seminar will focus on healthy holiday eating

The Adult Lifestyle Program will offer a six-week nutrition seminar titled “Healthy for the Holidays,” starting Tues. (Nov. 1) in Room 1256, Central Campus Recreation Bldg. (CCRB).

Topics will include healthy holiday meal planning, stress management and getting rid of extra holiday calories as well as information about cholesterol and fats.

Register, $25, in Room 3050, CCRB. For information, call 764-1342.

No longer able to live alone?

Janet Fogler, social worker at Turner Geriatric Clinic, will discuss “When An Older Person Can No Longer Live Alone” noon–1 p.m. Thurs. (Nov. 3) in Room 6, Michigan League. She will provide some guidelines for making this difficult decision, including how to work together with your parents in the process of finding more supportive living arrangements.

The workshop is part of the Eldercare series sponsored by the Family Care Resources Program. To preregister, call 998-6133.

Stone will discuss leisure in England in the 18th century

Lawrence Stone, professor emeritus of history at Princeton University, will discuss “The Leisure Revolution in the 18th Century: The Case of England” at 4:30 p.m. Wed. (Nov. 2) at the Clements Library.

Stone, director of the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies from 1969 until he retired in 1990, is the author of 14 books concerned, for the most part, with the social, economic, educational, familial, sexual and moral aspects of the English landed elite from the 16th to the 19th centuries. The lecture is sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities and the Program in British Studies.

Laboratory for Scientific Computation Seminar is Nov. 2

Linda M. Abriola, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, will present “Modeling the Dissolution and Surfactant Enhanced Solubilization of Entrapped Organic Contaminants in the Subsurface” at 4 p.m. Wed. (Nov. 2) in 208 Baer Room, Cooley Bldg.

This Laboratory for Scientific Computation Seminar wil present an overview of research that explores the dissolution and enhanced solubilization of residual nonaqueous phase liquid in aquifer materials. The potential influence of aquifer heterogeneity and dimensionality effects will also be discussed.

U Club presents live jazz

The University Club is presenting live jazz entertainment 5:30–7:30 p.m. Sundays. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. with music at 5:30 p.m.

The University Club is a private club for students, faculty, staff, alumni and their accompanied guests.

Social of Social Work reviewing curriculum

The School of Social Work is encouraging students, alumni, field instructors and other social work practitioners to participate in the School’s curriculum review process by attending a review session 1:30–3:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Pendleton Room, Michigan Union.

For information about curriculum revision, contact Curriculum Committee Chair Brett Seabury, 763-6565, or by e-mail,

Workshop offers tips on searching UM-MEDLINE

Do you search UM-MEDLINE two to three times each week? Do you know how to use subheadings to make a search more subject specific? Are you interested in reducing the time it takes to do a search?

An “Advanced MEDLINE” class will be offered 10:30 a.m.–noon Nov. 8 in Room 2C228, University Hospital. The class will teach participants to bypass the menus and complete sketchy citations and give tips on effective searching. To register, call 763-2037.

Programmer rates change

The Information Technology Division’s University Information Systems (UIS) unit has increased the rate it charges for technical support, more commonly thought of as the “programmer rate,” from $42 per hour to $43.50 per hour, effective Oct. 1.

The old rate had been in effect since July 1, 1991. Increased personnel costs necessitated the 3.5 percent increase, which will be reflected in the Data Systems Center service unit billings to be distributed at the beginning of November.