The University Record, September 19, 1994


Memorial services planned Sept. 22

A memorial service to honor those persons whose bodies were donated during the past year to the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology will be held at 2 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 22). Families and friends of donors have been invited to take part in the service, which will be held at Washtenong Memorial Park, 3771 Whitmore Lake Road. The Rev. Darin T. Robert, chief of Pastoral Care Services, will officiate, assisted by staff chaplains from U-M Hospitals.

For information about the service or the Anatomical Donations Program, call 764-4359.

Guide to computing available

The 1994–95 edition of the Information Technology Division (ITD) InfoTech Guide, reference R1047, is now available. The guide contains information about ITD computing services available to U-M students, staff and faculty, including descriptions of the Campus Computing and ResComp Sites, the Computer Sales Program, the Information Technology Service Center, ITD workshops and documentation, computer conferencing and electronic mail, online resources, network services, and computer virus protection. Copies of the InfoTech Guide are available at any Campus Computing Site or send a request via e-mail to or call 763-8961.

For the record . . .

The Record incorrectly referred to the Inglis House on Highland Road as the Ingalls House in its Sept. 12 issue.

Apply for Faculty Grants and Fellowships

The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies invites applications for its 1994 Faculty Research Grants and Fellowships program. Faculty members may apply for both a grant and a fellowship to be used at the same time, but total dollar amount of both awards cannot exceed $15,000. The primary objective is to assist promising junior faculty in establishing and sustaining an active program of research and scholarship, or of creative activities in the arts. Consideration also is given to senior faculty who are entering a new line of inquiry. Guidelines and applications are available in Room 1004, Rackham Bldg., or by calling 764-8221 or on e-mail to Deadline: Oct. 14 for grant funding to begin Jan. 1 or fellowship in summer 1995.

Speaking with another’s tongue

Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, professor of Persian literature at the University of Washington, will lecture at 4 p.m. Sept. 27 in the East Conference Room, Rackham Bldg. His topic is “Speaking with Another’s Tongue: Translation, Relevance and Poetic Change in Early 20th-Century Iran.” The lecture, sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies and the Department of Near Eastern Studies, is part of the Middle East Distinguished Lecture Series.

Workshop teaches faculty and staff immigration basics

The International Center’s workshop “Introduction to Immigration Basics” will be offered 8:30 a.m.–noon Oct. 3 and Nov. 4 at the International Center, 603 E. Madison St.

The workshop is for faculty and staff who work with foreign students, scholars and staff. It covers the basics about immigration policy and regulations. The workshop is not open to people with non-immigrant visas.

The $20 fee includes a handbook. Enrollment is limited. For reservations, call 764-9310.

LaSC Poster Conference scheduled for Oct. 13

The third Laboratory for Scientific Computation (LaSC) Poster Conference will be held 4–7 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Bldg. atrium. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Sept. 30.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together faculty, staff and students from all parts of the University who are interested in scientific computation.

In addition to the posters, a panel discussion on “Scientific Graphic Needs” and a demonstration of the LaSC/CAEN Interactive Math Library Document are scheduled.

Abstracts will be collated into a conference report, which will be distributed at the conference. Abstracts should be no more than two pages, with the first page containing text and perhaps figures and the second page containing only figures.

To obtain abstract specifications and information, contact Hal Marshall by e-mail at or 936-2310 or Pam Derry by e-mail at or call 936-3130.

Landscape Architecture will host week-long workshop

The Landscape Architecture Program is hosting “Design With People: Integrative and Participatory Design” Sept. 19–23.

The workshop begins at noon in Rackham Amphitheater with a keynote lecture by Howard Deardorff of Deardorff Associates of Holt, followed by presentations on participatory design and a reception in Landscape Architecture’s studios, third floor, Dana Bldg.

Presentations will be given by Sara Liss-Katrz of HOK, San Francisco, Calif.; Dexter Meadows of Angeles National Forest, Arcadia, Calif.; Tim Gilbert of Moore, Iacofano and Goltsman, Berkeley, Calif.

Team presentations of project work developed during this intensive workshop will be made on Sept. 23, followed by an open house and a reception in Landscape Architecture’s renovated studios. For information, call 764-9315.

Tennis tournament scheduled Oct. 1–2

The entry deadline for the Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program’s fall term single and doubles tennis tournament is 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Intramural Sports Bldg., 606 E. Hoover. The entry fee is $5 for singles and $9 for doubles.

The tournament will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 1–2 at Palmer Tennis Courts. Rain dates are Oct. 8–9. For information, call 763-3562.

UROP still accepting faculty applications

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) is still accepting faculty applications from all academic disciplines for the 1994–95 academic year. The deadline is Sept. 26.

Eight hundred students will participate in UROP this year. UROP creates research partnerships between first- and second-year students and faculty. Students work on faculty research projects for either academic credit or work-study funding.

UROP will cover work-study costs and provide limited supplementary research funds to cover costs associated with the student’s work on the project, such as photocopying, laboratory supplies and small equipment.

For information or an application packet, call 747-2768.

International Forum Tuesday Lunch focuses on India

New Delhi economist Rajesk Chadha will discuss “India: An Economic Perspective” at noon Tues. (Sept. 20) at the International Center as part of the International Forum Tuesday Lunch sponsored by the Ecumenical Campus Center.

The following week, Sept. 27, Nile Harper, director of the Ecumenical Center and International Residence, will discuss his recent trip to Korea at the same time and location.

A buffet lunch served by Ann Arbor Church Women United is available to students for $1 and to others for $3. For information, call 662-5529.

Guide to computing workshops available

The Information Technology Division (ITD) offers a wide variety of workshops and tutorial programs to help novice and experienced computer users learn more about what they can do with computers and how they can use them more effectively.

The workshop schedule and other information about the ITD education program are published every term in the catalog ITD Non-Credit Computing Courses on Campus, reference R1046.

The fall 1994 issue of this course guide will be mailed to all managers, supervisors, faculty and graduate student teaching assistants this month.

To pick up a copy, visit the ITD Workshop Registration Office, 3001 School of Education Bldg., or any of the larger Campus Computing Sites. An online listing of courses, with dates and descriptions, is available on the GOpherBLUE information services. Look for it under Computing on Campus menu.

Fieger will address Research Club

Geoffrey Fieger, legal counsel to Jack Kevorkian, will discuss “The Future of Death in America” at a Research Club meeting 4–5 p.m. today (Sept. 19) in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg. Refreshments will be served.

Gomberg series begins Sept. 26

Stephen J. Lippard of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will give the first lecture in the Moses Gomberg Lecture Series at 4 p.m. Sept. 26 in Room 1640, Willard H. Dow Laboratory. His topic is “Non-heme Iron and the Biological Oxidation of Methane.”

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

Breast cancer support group organizing

The Breast Cancer Education/Support Group will meet 2:30–3:30 p.m. for four to six weeks, beginning Tues. (Sept. 20) in Dining Room B of University Hospital.

The group is offered three times each year for women who have had a recent diagnosis of breast cancer. The group of seven to 10 women meets weekly to discuss a variety of topics.

To register or for information, call Margaret Hanson, 936-9425, or Sharon Noffsinger, 936-4296.

Guest recital offers all-Schubert program

Pianist John Wustman and graduate voice students from Illinois University will give a free guest vocal arts recital featuring an all-Schubert program at 8 p.m. Sun. (Sept. 25) in the School of Music Recital Hall.

Wustman, professor of music at the Uni-versity of Illinois since 1968, has been called the “dean of American accompanists.” He is in the midst of a six-year series of recitals of the complete songs of Franz Schubert, of which this recital is a part, that will culminate Jan. 31, 1997, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Schubert.

Awkward will discuss Black Boy

Michael Awkward, associate professor of English language and literature and director of the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, will lecture at 4 p.m. Tues. (Sept. 20) in the Special Collections Library, seventh floor, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, for the Friends of the University Library. The lecture is in conjunction with the Library’s exhibition on African-American literature. His topic: “Richard Wright’s Autobiography Black Boy.”

For information, call 764-9377.

Institutionalization of post-Communist order is topic

Jadwiga Staniszkis, professor of sociology in the Department of Philosophy and Sociology at Warsaw University and head of the Soviet Studies Section in the Institute of Political Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences, will give a brown-bag lecture at noon Wed. (Sept. 21) in the Lane Hall Commons Room. Her topic is “Institutionalization of Post-Communist Order in Comparative Perspective.”

She will speak at a colloquium at 4 p.m. that day in Room 2553, LS&A Bldg., about “From Communism to Post-Communism: In Search of a Paradigm of Transformation.”

Her visit is sponsored by the International Institute’s Advanced Study Center, the Program in the Comparative Study of Social Transformation, and the Center for Russian and East European Studies.

FWC welcomes wives of international faculty

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

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

Partners of women with breast cancer meet

A partners’ discussion group for men whose lives have been affected by breast cancer will meet 7–8:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Oct. 26, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7 in Room 2G207, University Hospital.

For information or to register for this free discussion group, call 936-9465.

InfoTech Expo showcases computing environment services

InfoTech Expo, a showcase of U-M Computing Environment services for faculty, staff and students, is open through Oct. 28 in the Information Technology Division Campus Computing Site, 611 Church St. The hours are 3–6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.–noon Thursdays and Fridays, and by appointment on Mondays.

InfoTech Expo services include uniqname distribution; X.500 Online Directory entry updates; password changes; information on accounts and allocations; and setting up access to such services as e-mail, conferencing and file storage.

For information, send e-mail to

Sign up for 3-on-3 basketball

The Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program will accept entries for 3-on-3 basketball 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 22) at the Intramural Sports Bldg., 606 E. Hoover.

A mandatory managers’ meeting will be held at 6 p.m. that day in Cliff Keen Arena. Games, which will be played 5:30–10:30 p.m. Mon.–Thurs., begin Sept. 26. For information, call 763-3562.

Breast cancer support group will meet Sept. 27

The Breast Cancer Monthly Support Group will meet 7–8:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in Room 2C108, University Hospital. Ann Friend of Great Lakes Medical Equipment will discuss “Lymphedema (Problems After Axillary Node Dissection).”

For information or to register, call Mar-garet Hanson, 936-9425.

CMENAS open house slated for Sept. 30

The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS) will hold its annual open house party 4–6 p.m. Sept. 30 in Room 144, Lane Hall. Participants are invited to share Middle Eastern and American treats and to bring their own edible contribution. For information, call 764-0350.

Christians meeting Wednesday at South Quad flagpole

Christian Leadership Ministries is sponsoring the second annual “See you at the flagpole”—a time of fellowship and prayer—11:30 a.m.–noon Wed. (Sept. 21) at South Quadrangle. “See you at the flagpole” is sponsored nationally by the American Center for Law and Justice.

Learn about foods that reduce cancer risk

Cheryl Rock, nutritional scientist at the Comprehensive Cancer Center, will speak at noon and 5:30 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 22) at the Whole Foods Market, 2378 E. Stadium Blvd., as part of Celebrate National 5-a-Day Week. She will talk about foods that may reduce the risk of cancer.

The Whole Foods Market will donate 5 percent of sales that day to benefit the U-M Cancer Center. For information, call 936-9583.

Volunteer photographers needed

Volunteer photographers are needed to participate in filming “A Day in The Life of

U-M Employees.” The slide show presentation will be featured during a University employee recognition program in November. The Service Staff Recognition Committee is providing film to interested individuals.

For information, call Erica Spiegel, 764-1601. Other submissions of 35 mm slides highlighting U-M employees at work may be mailed to Spiegel, Waste Management, 326 E. Hoover 1002. Slides will not be returned.

Searching health sciences resources on the Internet

A class about health sciences resources available on the Internet will be held 1–3 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Taubman Medical Library. Participants will explore gophers, Mosaic, library catalogs and electronic conferences of use to health sciences professionals and researchers.

Participants should obtain an MTS account from the Information Technology Division before attending the class. For information or to register, call 763-2037.