The University Record, September 26, 1994

Briefings

Workshops focus on how to work with news media

A third workshop on how to work with the news media has been scheduled by News and Information Services on Oct. 14, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Henderson Room, Michigan League. Two previously announced workshops, planned for Oct. 7 and Nov. 10, filled quickly. Because of scheduling conflicts, the room for the Oct. 7 workshop has been changed to the West Conference Room of Rackham; the Nov. 10 workshop remains in the Henderson Room. The workshops are free of charge and open to all faculty and staff. To register, phone 764-7260 or e-mail Julie A. Peterson.

Whitaker will address Assembly

Provost Gilbert R. Whitaker Jr. will speak to Senate Assembly today (Sept. 26) in Rackham Amphitheater. His topic: “Intellectual Independence in an Era of Accountability.”

The meeting begins at 3:15 p.m. Also on the agenda are committee appointments and a report by Steve Kunkel, professor of pathology and acting associate vice president for research, about “Refinement of the Primary Research Scientist Track.”

Following the meeting, Provost and Mrs. Whitaker will host a reception for Assembly members and invited guests in the Assembly Hall.

Genetic engineering topic of Benzinger Lecture

Susan Wright, head of the Residential College Science Program, will give the Residential College’s Benzinger Lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 in Room 126, East Quadrangle. She will be speaking on “Genetic Engineering Revisited” in conjunction with her recently released book Molecular Politics, published by the University of Chicago Press.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served in the Benzinger Library following the presentation.

Friends of U-M Hospitals will sponsor luncheon

Mark Gravel, transplant/procurement specialist in the Division of Transplantation at U-M Hospitals, will talk about transplant and organ donation programs at the Medical Center and nationally at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Campus Inn.

The luncheon program, $10, is sponsored by the Friends of U-M Hospitals. R.S.V.P. by Oct. 10 by calling 994-6213.

Learn about estrogen

A program about the hormone estrogen will be held 6:30–8:30 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 29) at the U-M Health Center at Northwest Ann Arbor, 2200 Green Road.

Suzanne Post, adult nurse practitioner, will present the program. Enrollment is limited. To pre-register, call 998-7485. A $5 fee is payable at the door.

CEW workshop will focus on study skills

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) is offering a workshop “Study Skills and Note-Taking Strategies” 6–8 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 29) at CEW, 330 E. Liberty St.

The workshop, designed for returning women students, provides practical tips on taking notes in class and making the most of study time.

For information, call 998-7080.

Workshop offers techniques for teaching large classes

Maryellen Weimer, editor of Teaching Large Classes Well, will discuss “Thinking Big: Effective Techniques for Teaching Large Classes” 2–4 p.m. Fri. (Sept. 30) in Auditorium D, Angell Hall.

Workshop participants will learn about a variety of creative and effective methods for teaching large classes that can have a positive impact on students’ learning.

The workshop is sponsored by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.

Call for papers for People of Color Career Conference

The Women of Color Task Force is seeking presenters for its 13th Annual Career Conference scheduled Feb. 24. The theme is “Success: Beginning with the End in Mind.” Benjamin Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery and assistant professor at Johns Hopkins, will be the keynote speaker.

Workshop topics will include career development, economics, health issues and personal empowerment.

For an information packet and presenter forms, call Monica S. Johnson, 763-0472. Submissions must be postmarked by Oct. 14.

Staff Recognition Day scheduled Nov. 21

The University will hold a “Staff Recognition Day” Nov. 21 to honor support staff members on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. The ceremony and reception will be held 2–5 p.m. at Hill Auditorium.

Staff members who are interested in volunteering to help plan and stage this event are asked to contact Tom Sullivan or

Tom Jensen, 764-0521, or send e-mail to tomsul@umich.edu. Volunteers interested in giving a brief speech to share their observations regarding their work experience at the U-M should call Terri Gleason at the same telephone number.

Symposium will look at design computing

“The Future: Design Computing in the ’90s and Beyond” is the topic of a day-long symposium that will be sponsored by the College of Architecture and Urban Planning in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects beginning at 10 a.m. Sat. (Oct. 1) in Chrysler Auditorium.

The symposium will feature speakers from the design industry who use computers interactively to create solutions for innovative designs.

To register, $10 for faculty, staff and students and $95 for others, call 764-1300.

Free prostate cancer screenings scheduled at Taubman

In conjunction with Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, the Michigan Prostate Institute is offering free screenings 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat. (Oct. 1) at the Taubman Health Care Center. Men age 50 and older and men age 40 and older who are African-American or have a family history of prostate cancer are eligible.

Exams will take less than 10 minutes. Parking is free. For an appointment, call 763-5181. The Michigan Prostate Institute is a program of the Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Memorial scheduled Oct. 3 for James Gindin

The Department of English Language and Literature will host a memorial service for Prof. James Gindin at 4 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Pendleton Room, Michigan Union. He was a member of the English department faculty for 38 years.

Join fight against breast cancer

The U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Social Work will combine forces for the American Cancer Society’s rally against breast cancer 10 a.m.–noon Sat. (Oct. 1) at Veteran’s Park. Martha McNeil, legislative representative for the National Public Issues Office, will discuss health care reform decisions. For information, call the American Cancer Society, 971-4300.

Workshop focuses on academic job search

The workshop “Professional Passages: Academic Job Search Symposium” will be held noon–5 p.m. Sat. (Oct. 1) at Rackham Bldg. The symposium is an interdisciplinary forum designed to provide graduate students access to information and support for the transition to their professional lives.

Registration materials are available through graduate departments and at Career Planning and Placement (CP&P), Room 3200, Student Activities Bldg.

The workshop is sponsored by CP&P, the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Center for the Education of Women, School of Nursing, School of Public Health and the School of Social Work.

For information, call 764-7460.

Bernice King will speak at Rackham in November

Bernice A. King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and associate minister of the Greater Rising Star Baptist Church in Atlanta, will speak at the Day of Reconciliation at 4 p.m. Nov. 13 in Rackham Auditorium. The Day of Reconciliation is designed to encourage fellowship and unity among the U-M and greater Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti communities, expose area post-secondary students and youth to leaders from the African- American community and celebrate African-American culture. The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Multicultural Affairs is a sponsor.

Russian history specialist will give two lectures

Douglas Weiner, associate professor of history at the University of Arizona and specialist on the history of Russian and Soviet science, will give a brown-bag lecture at noon Wed. (Sept. 28) in the Lane Hall Commons Room. His topic is “Origins of the Stalinist Mentality.”

He will talk about “The Social Meaning of Environmentalism in Russia” at 4 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 29) in Room 1046, Dana Bldg.

Weiner’s visit is sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies, the School of Natural Resources and Environment, and the International Institute.

Kristof will discuss China

Nicholas Kristof, the New York Times’ bureau chief in Beijing in 1988–93 and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for his work on the Tiananmen Square demonstration, will speak on “China in the 1990s” at noon Tues. (Sept. 27) in the Commons Room, Lane Hall.

At 8 p.m., Kristof will discuss his book China Wakes in Rackham Amphitheater.

Both appearances are sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies.

Instructional innovations will be showcased

Interested in learning more about how technology is being used to support instruction on campus? The “Focus on Teaching” series is an opportunity to see faculty developers of instructional technology demonstrate the results of their efforts.

Programs are scheduled 3–5 p.m. Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7 in Room 1706, Willard Henry Dow Laboratory.

Estela Gavosto of mathematics and San Duanmu of linguistics will be the presenters Oct. 5.

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

Elevator emergency? Call 763-1131

The U-M’s Elevator Department reports that some persons, in an attempt to extract people who are trapped inside a stalled elevator, are prying the doors open to let the person or persons out. This is an unsafe practice that can result in injury or death to those being extracted or the person attempting the rescue.

The state of Michigan recognized this danger in 1977 and enacted strict laws prohibiting unauthorized persons from entering elevator hoistways and machine rooms.

Only licensed elevator mechanics are allowed to open elevator doors to release trapped passengers. Michigan’s Elevator Law contains provisions for violations, including fines and imprisonment.

For the safety of those trapped inside an elevator, as well as your own, contact the Department of Public Safety (DPS), 763-1131, in the event of an emergency. DPS will dispatch licensed elevator mechanics to safely release trapped passengers.

Learning to live with diabetes

Patricia Butler, clinical nurse specialist, U-M Hospitals’ Ambulatory Care Nursing, will discuss “Learning to Live with Your Diabetes” at the Oct. 4 meeting of Turner Geriatric Services’ free diabetes support group for people over age 60. The group meets 1:30–3 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at Turner Geriatric Clinic, 1010 Wall St.

The group provides a supportive environment for discussion and education. Parking is available.

For information, call Janet Fogler or Paula Park, 764-2556.

Jewish groups sponsoring mass meetings

The United Jewish Appeal, the world’s largest Jewish philanthropic organization, will hold a mass meeting at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3.

The Jewish Feminist Group, which will meet at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, includes students and women from the Ann Arbor community and reflects a wide range of religious and cultural values.

The Jewish Lesbian, Bisexual and Gay Collective, primarily a social group, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5.

All of the meetings are at Hillel.

Michigan Radio serves up ‘Mud Pie Cafe’

Michigan Radio is serving up fun with an invitation to young listeners to tune in at 6:30 p.m. Sundays to Mud Pie Cafe. The weekly one-hour program, hosted by local musical actor and Hopwood Award-winning writer David Zinn, explores the grand and goofy traditions of children’s music from Pete Seeger to Jim Henson.

Michigan Radio can be heard on WUOM 91.7 FM in Ann Arbor, on 104.1 FM in Grand Rapids and on WFUM 91.1 FM in Flint.

Breast cancer support group meets this week

The Breast Cancer Monthly Support Group will meet 7–8:30 p.m. Tues. (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 Margaret Hanson, 936-9425.

Violist Ellen Rose will perform Sept. 30

Violist Ellen Rose with faculty pianist Katherine Collier will give a recital at 8 p.m. Fri. (Sept. 30) in the School of Music Recital Hall.

Rose, principal violist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 1980, received the Aspen and Tanglewood fellowships and a special Juilliard School Naumberg Award in viola.

Museum of Art now open Thursday evenings

Beginning this week (Sept. 29), the Museum of Art’s galleries and gift shop will be open 10 a.m.–9 p.m. on Thursdays. The Museum will launch its new evening hours with music, refreshments and a lecture by Museum of Art Director William J. Hennessey at 7 p.m. in the Museum’s Audio Visual Room. His topic: “Cosmic? Universal? Boring? Learning to Love Abstraction.” Admission is free.

For information on evening lectures and programs, call 764-0395.

Jewelry sale benefits Gifts of Art

A jewelry sale 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Thurs.–Fri. (Sept. 29–30) in Dining Rooms A & B, second floor, University Hospital, will benefit Gifts of Art, a free patient service at U-M Hospitals.

The sale will feature gold and silver rings, earrings, bracelets and chains, as well as precious and semi-precious stones and estate jewelry.

Gifts of Art presents exhibitions of artwork and weekly performances in music, theater and dance as well as artist demonstrations. It also sponsors the Art Cart, a lending library of framed prints from which patients may select artwork for their rooms.

Botanist Mildred Mathias will present lectures

Mildred Mathias, professor emeritus of botany at the University of California, Los Angeles, will give lectures at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sun. (Oct. 2) at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

Mathias will discuss her worldwide travels and collecting expeditions, including gathering medicinal plants.

Tickets, $10 for the public and $5 for Friends of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, can be purchased in advance at the Gardens or reserved by calling 998-7061.

The lectures are sponsored by the Friends of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and the Global Change Project.

Share your views on workplace violence

Faculty and staff are invited to attend an informal meeting to discuss workplace violence at 10 a.m. Wed. (Sept. 28) in the Michigan Room, Michigan Union.

The meeting is being held to gain a greater understanding and awareness of the concerns University employees have regarding threats or acts of violence.

A Workplace Violence Task Force is being formed to develop a comprehensive response to workplace violence.

For information on the task force or to reserve a time to speak at one of the meetings, call 998-7500.

Women of Color Task Force sponsoring town meeting Friday

Staff women of color are invited to a town meeting with President James J. Duderstadt to discuss the Michigan Agenda for Women.

The town meeting, sponsored by the Women of Color Task Force, will be held noon–1 p.m. Fri. (Sept. 30) in Rackham Amphitheater. For information, call 763-0253.

Office of Orientation seeks student leaders

The Office of Orientation is seeking leaders for summer 1995. Faculty and staff are asked to encourage any students they feel could serve as role models for incoming new students to attend one of two mass meetings scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 and Oct. 19 in Auditorium D, Angell Hall. For information, call 764-6290 or send e-mail to Cesar Valdez@umich.edu.

Learn how to survive the dissertation process

A workshop for graduate students, “Survival Skills for the Dissertation Process,” will be presented by the Center for the Education of Women (CEW) 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Oct. 1 at CEW, 330 E. Liberty St.

The workshop will include a comprehensive overview and tips on a range of subjects from selecting a topic and setting up functional filing systems to maintaining psychological well-being.

To register, $25, call 998-7080.

Botanical Gardens offers tours

“Seeds, Nature’s Magic Package” is the title of outdoor trail tours at 2 p.m. Oct. 1–2 at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

Indoor Conservatory tours, “Bringing in the Harvests—Food Plants of the World,” will be held at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Oct. 8–9 and Oct. 15–16. Admission is $2. Participants should sign in at the front lobby reception desk prior to the tour.

The Botanical Gardens are located at 1800 N. Dixboro Road.

Science Library closed 2 weeks

The Science Library will be closed through Oct. 7. During this time, the collection, all equipment and staff offices will be moved from the fourth floor to the renovated third floor of the building.

Although students and faculty will not be able to enter the building during the move, Science Library staff will retrieve urgently needed items from the collection. To request materials, call the Science Library, 764-3442, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays. Items will be put on the hold shelf at the Undergraduate Library circulation desk to be picked up. The Science Library will reopen at 8 a.m. Oct. 8.