The University Record, September 6, 1994


Learn how to work with news media

News and Information Services (NIS) will begin offering a free workshop this fall for faculty and staff members interested in learning more about working with the news media. The workshop, scheduled for 1:30–3:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Henderson Room, Michigan League, and repeated 10 a.m.–noon Nov. 10, will provide a general overview of services offered through NIS as well as tips on how to work with reporters. For more information or to register, call 764-7260.

Accessible data source needed

The campuswide Strategic Data Planning effort (see July 5 Record) has identified the need for an authoritative and accessible source for all facilities data. A project is under way to develop a shared resource of information to support the facility management needs across the University.

The first phase of the project, the development of a comprehensive model of all facilities data, is under way. For information, contact Glenn Cerny, project manager

from Plant Extension, via e-mail,

Course helps improve memory

A memory improvement course will be held 10 a.m.–noon Sept. 12, Sept. 19 and Sept. 26 at the Turner Geriatric Services, 1010 Wall St.

Classes include information on how memory works, how memory changes with age, factors that can cause changes in memory and techniques for improving memory.

The $35 fee includes the text Improving Your Memory: How to Remember What You Are Starting to Forget. For information or to pre-register, call Janet Fogler or Lynn Stern, 764-2556.

Host families needed

Host families are sought for a number of Russian female undergraduate exchange students who will be enrolled in the U-M this year. The students, all of whom speak English, will live in residence halls but need a “family contact” for some holidays and weekends. For information, contact Gillian Kahn, Center for Russian and East European Studies, 764-0351, or via e-mail at

Sales will benefit Museum of Art

On Fri., Sat. and Sun. (Sept. 9–11), Borders Books and Music will donate 17 percent of any purchase to the Museum of Art if the buyer mentions the Museum at the time of the purchase.

New Surgery Center opens

The U-M Surgery Center opened Sept. 1 at the newly established Livonia Campus, 19900 Haggerty Road. The center will offer outpatient services for selected cases in obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology and plastic surgery. Directed by Loren Levy, the Surgery Center is one of the first phases in the development of a primary care joint venture between the Medical Center and Oakwood Health Services.

Family Housing offers English classes for all ages

The Family Housing Language Program offers English classes for the families of international students, faculty and staff. Registration for children’s, teens’ and adult classes for the fall term is under way. Native speakers of English are needed as volunteer conversation or classroom partners. For information, call the Family Housing Community Services Office, 763-1440.

Making a difference

The U-M Hospitals’ Volunteer Services Department is asking businesses, churches and service clubs to pledge to contribute between one and 1,000 hours of service at the Hospitals during the next year. Organizations that volunteer will be recognized in a U-M ceremony on national “Make A Difference Day” Oct. 22. The program, sponsored by USA Weekend magazine, encourages local support of non-profit organizations and volunteer services.

For information, call 936-4327.

Annuitants’ Association plans social hour

The U-M Annuitants’ Association will hold a social hour 3–5 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 8) in the Koessler Library, Michigan League. Social hours are held monthly except in December and January.

The association’s membership includes retired faculty members and administrators and their spouses. In addition to social hours, the group meets to consider topics of interest to retirees, including health care reform. Informational bulletins also are sent to members.

Officers are Wilfred Kaplan, president; Frances Sawyer, vice president; and Frederick Beutler, secretary-treasurer.

Display features watercolors by Sally Fleming

Floral water color paintings by artist Sally Fleming will be on display in the Matthaei Botanical Gardens lobby Thurs. (Sept. 8) through Oct. 17.

Sally Fleming, wife of former President Robben W. Fleming, is an active member of the Faculty Women’s Club Painting Section. Her work has been displayed at the Michigan League, U-M Hospitals and North Campus Commons.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens offers adult education classes

Classes about Michigan mushrooms, edible wild plants, miniature landscapes, photography and pruning are among those being offered this fall and winter through the Matthaei Botanical Gardens Adult Education Program.

For information or a brochure, visit the Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Road, or call 998-7061.

Work-Study begins Friday

Fall term Work-Study begins Fri. (Sept. 9). For information, call 763-4128.

Do you like to read aloud?

Volunteers are needed evenings and weekends to read on tape for U-M students with visual impairments or learning disabilities. To volunteer, call 763-3000.

Wu will lecture about hidden history on a scroll

Marshall P.S. Wu, senior curator of Asian art at the Museum of Art, will lecture about “History Hidden in A Chinese Scroll from The Jade Studio” at 8 p.m. Sat. (Sept. 10) in Auditorium B, Angell Hall. A reception will follow in the Museum of Art.

Wu will explore the inspiration behind and the history of Transporting Bamboo by painter Wang Hui. It is one of 89 masterpieces on display in the exhibition “The Jade Studio: Masterpieces of Ming and Qing Painting and Calligraphy from the Wong Nan-p’ing Collection.”

The exhibition, organized by the Yale University Art Gallery, opens Sept. 10 and will remain on view through Nov. 20.

The Museum is open 10 am.–5 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday and noon–5 p.m. Sunday.

Memorial service will honor Jerome Conn

A memorial service honoring the life and career of Jerome Conn will be held at 3 p.m. Fri. (Sept. 9) in the Assembly Hall, Rackham Bldg. He died June 11 at the age of 86 following a brief illness.

Conn directed the Division of Endocrinology in 1943–73 and also was a professor of internal medicine. In 1954 he discovered Primary Aldosteronism, a disease caused by an adrenal tumor. The disease was renamed Conn’s syndrome in honor of his early work in that area.

Adult Lifestyle Program offers Healthy Lifestyles Seminars

The Division of Kinesiology’s Adult Lifestyle Program is offering two six-week Healthy Lifestyles Seminars 12:10–1 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 13–Oct. 18 and Nov. 1–Dec. 6, at the Central Campus Recreation Building (CCRB). The fee is $25.

For information or to register for the seminars or other sports and fitness classes, call 764-1342 or visit Room 3050, CCRB, 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. weekdays.

‘Welcome Back Picnic’ will begin with cake race

The U-M-Flint will host its 10th annual “Welcome Back Picnic” for faculty, staff and students Sept. 14 on the Zelpha E. McKinnon Plaza.

The picnic begins at 11:30 a.m. with a cake race and walk on the north riverfront campus. Race prizes are cakes made by University personnel, containing a personalized “welcome back” statement from the baker.

Picnic foods will be served 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. and 5–6 p.m. Other activities will include a Student Clubs and Organizations Fair 10 a.m.–6 p.m., anti-gravvtation machine rides on the Gyroscope and musical entertainment performed by a Reggae band.

For information, call (810) 762-3431.

Payroll Office will close part of Wednesday

The Payroll Office will be closed 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Wed. (Sept. 7) for a training seminar.

3 public meetings scheduled

Faculty and staff are invited to attend one of three informal meetings to discuss workplace violence. The meetings are scheduled:

  • 10 a.m. Sept. 20, Corner Room, North Campus Commons;

  • 7 p.m. Sept. 22, Michigan Room, Michigan Union;

  • 10 a.m. Sept. 28, Michigan Room, Michigan Union.

    For information or to reserve a time to speak, call 998-7500.

    Audition now for Symphony, Philharmonia orchestras

    Non-music majors and community members will be able to audition for the Campus Symphony and Philharmonia orchestras Sept. 14–18 at the School of Music. For information, call 764-0583.

    Fulbright Association plans Sept. 16 reception

    The Fulbright Association, Southeast Michigan Chapter, will hold a welcome reception for all present and former Fulbright scholars and students in the area 5–7 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Kalamazoo Room, Michigan League.

    For information, call 971-1893 or 747-8363.

    Van pools have room for more riders

    Fifteen-passenger vans coming to the U-M from Brighton, Clinton, Jackson, Grass Lake and Tecumseh have room for regular and temporary University employees. Certain restrictions apply to temporary employees. The cost is $65 per month, paid by payroll deduction. For information and the name and phone number of a driver, call Lisa Hagen, 764-3429.

    Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Staff Association forming

    Lesbian, gay and bisexual staff members are invited to participate in the development of a staff association. The group meets for “Coffee in the Courtyard” at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month on the first floor of the Michigan Union. Business meetings are scheduled at 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Programs Office, third floor, Michigan Union.

    Art raffle will benefit scholarship fund

    Twenty-six pieces of art by Flint area artists will be raffled beginning at 5 p.m. Sept. 22 in the North Lounge, second floor of the University Pavilion at the U-M-Flint. Proceeds from the raffle will go toward a scholarship in the name of Kathleen A. Schneberger, who graduated in 1991 and died in 1993. The scholarship endowment fund will assist non-traditional students who are pursuing undergraduate degrees at the Flint campus.

    The works will be on display in the Fine Art Gallery, Harding Mott University Center, through Sept. 16. An artists’ reception, open to the public, will be held 5–7 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 8) in the gallery. The art will also be on display in the University Pavilion Center Sept. 19–22.

    Raffle tickets, three for $10, are available in the Office of Development. For information, call (810) 762-3350.

    Amnesty International meeting slated for Sept. 13

    The Ann Arbor chapter of Amnesty International, Group 61, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Welker Room, Michigan Union.

    The documentary You Could Be Arrested will be shown. Chapter projects will be discussed.

    For information, call 668-0660.

    Benefit Reimbursement Account cutoff dates

    To guarantee reimbursement in their September paycheck, Benefit Reimbursement Account participants should submit claims to the Benefits Office, Room G405, Wolverine Tower Low Rise, 3003 S. State St. by Sept. 20 for bi-weekly or monthly pay periods.

    League Buffet features watercolors by Doris Foss

    Watercolors by Doris Foss will be on display at the Michigan League Buffet through Sun. (Sept. 11). The exhibition features landscapes, gardens and maritime subjects.

    Woodshop snapshots

    A collection of photographs showing the Michigan Union Student Woodshop in action will be displayed in the Michigan Union Art Lounge through Sept. 15. Candid shots of students and staff at work on projects, as well as finished items, will be featured.

    ‘The Jade Studio’ opens Sept. 10

    The exhibition “The Jade Studio” opens Sat. (Sept. 10) and runs through Nov. 20 in the West Gallery, Museum of Art. Organized by Yale University Art Gallery, this exhibition brings to light one of the most important collections of Chinese painting and calligraphy still in private hands. Assembled by collector Wong Nan-p’ing of Shanghai, the collection spans four centuries of Chinese art.

    Turner sponsors diabetes support group

    Turner Geriatric Services sponsors a free diabetes support group, which usually meets 1:30–3 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at Turner Geriatric Clinic, 1010 Wall St.

    Jonathan Ship, associate professor of dentistry, will discuss dental care and diabetes at the Sept. 13 meeting. Parking is available. No registration required. For information, call Janet Fogler or Paula Park, 764-2556.

    Museum of Art offers Chamber Concert Series

    The Museum of Art’s 1994–95 Chamber Concert Series will open with the 1994 Naumberg Vocal Competition winner, Theresa Santiago, with pianist Dorian Keilhack at 8 p.m. Oct. 7. Also scheduled: the Lafayette String Quartet, 8 p.m. Dec. 2; and the Museum Chamber Strings, led by violinist Andrew Jennings in a two-part performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s complete Brandenburg Concerti. Part I will be performed at 8 p.m. March 18 and 4:30 p.m. March 19. Part II will be performed at 8 p.m. April 1 and 4:30 p.m. April 2.

    All concerts take place in the Museum of Art Apse. Public gallery tours exploring the links between art and music take place one hour before each concert. Season tickets for the four concerts, $25 for students and $50 for others, are on sale at the Museum Gift Shop during regular Museum hours or by phone at 747-0521. Individual tickets, $7 for students and $15 for others, are also available.

    Think Light!

    Tired of diets? MedSport is offering “Think Light!” an eight-week program consisting of educational and exercise sessions, fitness testing, 12 weeks of menu plans, grocery lists, recipes, a book and cassette. Sessions will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at MedSport, Domino’s Farms. A free introductory session will be held Sept. 14.

    For information and to register, call 998-6736.

    Pow-wow scheduled Sept. 10

    The U-M-Flint Native American Student Organization and the Office of Student Life will host the second annual Pow-Wow noon–6 p.m. Sat. (Sept. 10) on the campus’ riverfront.

    Native Americans from around the country will share their culture through story telling, dance and crafts.

    For information, call Isabel Valero, (810) 762-3431.

    Get in the swing with Folk Dancing Club

    The U-M Folk Dancing Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 and Sept. 20 in Leonardo’s in the lower level of the North Campus Commons. The club usually meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Emphasis is on Eastern European and Middle Eastern line dances and circle dances. No partner is needed. Beginners and spectators are welcome.

    Fall Gardners’ Sale scheduled Sept. 9–11

    The Friends of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens will hold its Fall Gardeners’ Sale 5–7 p.m. Fri. (Sept. 9) for members and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat.–Sun. (Sept. 10–11) for the public.

    Peonies, poppies, wildflowers, grasses, trees, bulbs and osage orange seedlings are a few of the plants that will be for sale.

    Flutist Leone Buyse will give faculty recital

    Flutist and music Prof. Leone K. Buyse will give a free faculty recital at 8 p.m. Sun. (Sept. 11) in the School of Music Recital Hall.

    Buyse was a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and its principal flute before joining the U-M faculty in 1993.

    She will be assisted by pianist Anton Nel, percussionist Michael Udow, clarinetist Michael Webster and bassoonist Richard Beene.

    Gregerson will read poetry

    Linda Gregerson will read her poetry at 5 p.m. Sept. 15 in Rackham Amphitheater as part of the Visiting Writers series sponsored by the Department of English and Borders Books and Music. Her presentation is co-sponsored by the Arts Foundation of Michigan in conjunction with the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

    Fiction readings will be given by Alyson Hagy at 4 p.m. Sept. 19 and by Michael Dorris at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29.

    Conduct personal business during non-work hours

    The Benefits Office has reported that some employees are being contacted at work by representatives of insurance companies to discuss their insurance needs. The Benefits Office does not supply the addresses or phone numbers to solicitors, and this contact is not authorized by the Benefits Office. Appointments with the vendors should be scheduled during non-work hours.

    Piano pedagogy lecture will be held Sept. 9

    Paul Pollei, founder and director of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation, will give a piano pedagogy lecture and workshop 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m Fri. (Sept. 9) in Recital Hall, School of Music.

    The workshop is sponsored by the School of Music. Registration, $10 for students and $30 for others, begins at 8:45 a.m.

    Adult Fluency Support Group meets Mondays

    The Communicative Disorders Clinic is sponsoring weekly meetings of the Adult Fluency Support Group 5:30–6:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 12 in the Victor Vaughan Bldg., 1111 East Catherine St. All adults who stutter are welcome to participate in this free opportunity to share experiences and ideas. For information, call 764-8440.

    Help yourself by helping others

    Learn new skills, gain valuable work experience and share your talents with patients, visitors and staff as a Medical Center volunteer. Informational meetings about volunteer opportunities are scheduled 7–8 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 8), 4–5 p.m. Sept. 13, 4–5 p.m. Sept. 27 and 6–7 p.m. Sept. 28 in Ford Amphitheater and 5–6 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Maternal and Child Health Center.

    For information about volunteering in Adult Services, call 936-4327; in Maternal/Child Services, call 764-6874; or the Motor Meals program, call 763-2377.

    For sale: Solar power

    The Solar Car Team is now offering staff and faculty the opportunity to participate in the team’s Buy-A-Cell individual sponsorship program through payroll deduction.

    Donors who give $20 per month for five months will be put on the Solar Car Team’s mailing list and will have their name added to the Buy-A-Cell sponsor board. Donors also will receive “Solar Express,” the team’s monthly newsletter. For information on payroll deduction, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by campus mail to Aaron Bragman, c/o U-M Solar Car Team, Office of the Dean, College of Engineering 2116.

    Nov. 1 deadline for listing events in MLK Day guide

    The theme for the Martin Luther King (MLK) Day Symposium Jan. 15–16 is “Conflict and Communities: The Struggle for Racial Justice.” Units that want their events listed in the MLK Day Symposium guide and promotional materials being published by the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Multicultural Affairs should contact Michael James-Coleman, 936-1055, by Nov. 1.

    Slusser Gallery features ‘Works-in-Progress’

    “The Space Between: M.F.A. Works-in-Progress Exhibition,” featuring works by second-year master of fine art candidates, is on display at the Jean Paul Slusser Gallery 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Tues.–Sat. The opening reception will be held 5–8 p.m. Fri. (Sept. 9) in the gallery.

    Exhibitors include: Ann Blackwell, photography; Camille Brewer, fibers; Todd Cashbaugh, painting; Jeffrey Combs, photography; Anna Drallios, photography; Nicole DesChamps, metals; Tammy Evans, graphic design; C.S. Greig, photography; Loren Hsieh, painting; Kyui-Keung Lee, painting; Stephanie Milanowski, graphic design; Barron Naegel, sculpture; Lisa Olson, mixed media; Mark Pomilio, painting; Daniel Ramirez, painting; Jeffrey Sommers, printmaking; Leslie Tergas, graphic design.

    Videoconferencing demonstration cancelled

    An Information Technology Division Network Systems videoconferencing demonstration scheduled Sept 7–14 has been cancelled.

    Accounts Payable and Travel Audit Office has moved

    The Accounts Payable and Travel Audit Office has moved to Room 3025, Administrative Services Bldg., which was formerly occupied by the Central Purchasing Office.

    A drop box has been installed at the main entrance of the Administrative Services Bldg. for campus mail, including vendor invoices and travel expense reports. Tele-phone hours are 8 a.m.–noon and 1–5 p.m.

    Boogie Woogie performer Bob Seeley will give lecture

    Boogie Woogie performer Bob Seeley will give this fall’s opening Virginia Martin Howard Lecture at 2 p.m. Sun. (Sept. 11) in the School of Music Recital Hall. His title: “The History and Art of Boogie Woogie Piano Styles.”

    Among the favorites Seeley is expected to perform: “The St. Louis Blues” by W.C. Handy and “Honky Tonk Train Blues” by Meade Lux Lewis.

    Museum of Art plans ‘Santa Fe Sojourn’

    The Museum of Art is offering an art trip Sept. 28–Oct. 2 to Santa Fe, N.M. Called the “Santa Fe Sojourn,” the trip will include day-trips to San Ildefonso and the Taos pueblo as well as visits to local museums.

    Janet Torno, who curated the exhibition “From Mother Earth: Pueblo Pottery Along the Rio Grande,” will lead the trip. The $925 price (based on double occupancy) includes round-trip airfare from Detroit, all transfers, porterage and tips. For information, call Torno, 747-0518.

    Getting fit this fall

    The Division of Kinesiology’s Adult Lifestyle Program is offering a variety of exercise classes fall term, including step aerobics and “Butts & Guts.” Swimming classes for adults start at the beginner level and progress to intense swim conditioning.

    Fees vary depending on the class. For information or to register, call 764-1342 or visit Room 3050, Central Campus Recreation Bldg., 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m. weekdays.

    Medical illustrations on display

    An exhibition of work by graduate students in the Medical Illustration Program at the School of Art are on display this month in the East Hall display cases of the Art and Architecture Building, adjacent to the Jean Paul Slusser Gallery.

    Cellular and Molecular Biology plans 14th fall symposium

    The Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB) will hold its 14th annual CMB Fall Symposium 1:30–5 p.m. Wed. (Sept. 7) in the Michigan League Ballroom.

    Faculty and students will present posters and discuss their ongoing research projects. The meeting will represent such diverse subject areas as biochemistry, cell biology, molecular genetics, neurobiology, plant biology and virology.

    Representatives of local pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies are expected to attend.

    The meeting also includes an award presentation by John H. D’Arms, dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, to the CMB student whose poster is judged to be the most outstanding. The meeting will conclude with a social hour. For information, call Donna Hollifield, 764-5428.

    Coming to Crisler Arena: The Michigan Experience

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to wear a Michigan football helmet, talk with a head coach or walk through the U-M basketball locker room?

    Michigan fans will have the opportunity to do just that at the Athletic Department’s free “The Michigan Experience,” starting at 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at Crisler Arena.

    The program will feature student athletes and head coaches from each of the U-M’s 22 athletic programs, question-and-answer sessions with coaches, autograph sessions, poster give-aways, and schedule and ticket information. For information, call 747-3072.