The University Record, April 16, 1996

In Brief

Note: This is a semi-regular feature in The Record. New In Brief news items will appear here as we receive them and they are approved for publication by the editor. See the end of this article for more information.

Bone Marrow Drive, 7:30 a.m.­7 p.m., Pendleton Room, Michigan Union.
Sponsored by the Nurses' Association for Bone Marrow Education. Donors must be 18­60 years old and in good physical health. African American, Native American, Asian/Pacific Islanders and Latino donors are especially encouraged to come.

 

Michigan Leadership Awards ceremony, 4:30­6 p.m., Michigan Union Ballroom. Formerly known as the Student Recognition Awards, the awards honor students from across the University for outstanding contributions to their organizations, the campus and the greater community.

 

Health Night Out, HIV/AIDS: How our Community is Meeting the Challenge, 7:30­9:30 p.m., Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. Learn how HIV is contracted, who is most at risk for infection, how HIV progresses to AIDS, the latest news on research and treatment, and how to find support groups. Free parking and program, no reservations required.

 

University Chamber Choir concert, 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium, conducted by Theodore Morrison. The Mask, by William Bolcom, is a cycle of five poems for chorus and piano. The poems are by African American poets on the experience of being Black in our society. The program also includes Brahms' Vier Gesange, op. 17, and Rossini's Vocal Quartets from The Sins of Old Age. Free.

 

Women of Color Task Force holds annual reception
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The Women of Color Task Force will hold their Annual Recruitment Reception 4:30­6:30 p.m. April 25 in the Pond Room, Michigan Union. Come find out more about this dynamic group of staff women and see how you can become a part of it. RSVP required. To RSVP or for more information, contact Cathy Conway-Perrin by e-mail (cconway@umich.edu) or by phone (763-1042).

 

Flower sale will be held at Botanical Gardens
For loads of advice from knowledgeable plant experts and a choice of more than 30,000 perennials ranging from rock garden plants to wildflowers, visit the Botanical Gardens' Friends Spring Perennial Sale 10 a.m.­4 p.m. May 4­5 at the Matthaei Botanical Gar dens.

A special Friends pre-sale will take place 7­9 p.m. May 3. Memberships will be available at the door and entitle you to a 10 per cent discount at the sale. For information, call 998-7061.

 

Medicare assistance offered
The Turner Geriatric Center and the Washtenaw County Council on Aging are co-sponsoring a Medicare Assistance Program 9:30 ­11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Turner Geriatric Clinic. Volunteers from the Council on Aging and the Medical Center staff will provide individual assistance to anyone with questions on doctor and hospital bills, Medicare, health insurance, Medicaid and long -term care insurance. The program is open to anyone in the community. To make an appointment, call 764-2556.

 

Regents meet this week
The Board of Regents will meet at 1 p.m. Thurs. (April 18) in the Regents Room, Fleming Administration. The meeting is expected to close immediately and re-open at 4 p.m. for public comments in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union. The meeting will continue at 9 a.m. Fri. (April 19) in the Regents Room. The agenda includes a recommendation on the Intellectual Property Policy by Vice President for Research Homer Neal and the biannual report of the Michigan Student Assembly.

 

Program will help you quit smoking
M-Fit presents "Freedom from Smoking," a new seven-week program to help you stop smoking. Introductory sessions for the $65 program ($30 if you are a member of M-CARE) will be held 7­8:30 p.m. April 30 or May 1 in lobby E, first floor at Domino's Farms. The class is held 7­8:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning May 8 in the same location. For information, call 998-7641.

 

Mulé will give talk on cancer
James J. Mulé, the first Maude T. Lane Professor of Surgical Immunology, will present a free, public lecture, "Engineering the Immune Response Against Cancer," at 3:30 p.m. April 24 in the Ford Amphitheater, University Hospital. A re ception will follow in the lobby.

 

Problem solving workshop to be held at CEW
The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) will present a problem-solving workshop 1­4 p.m. Sat. (April 20) at CEW, 330 E. Liberty St. Participants will learn how to develop a critical, analytical approach to problem solving. Role playing in the workshop will allow participants to practice communication that is non-threatening and spontaneous. There is a $5 fee for registration and materials. To register, call 998-7080.

 

Lecture will focus on Sino-American relations
The Center for Chinese Studies presents the 15th annual Alexander Eckstein Memorial Lecture at 8 p.m. Thurs. (April 18) in the Rackham Amphitheater. Richard H. Solomon, president of the United States Institute of Peace, and Anne Keatley Solomon, deputy assistant secretary of state for science, technology and health, will present "Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together: Are Normal Sino-American Relations Still Possible?"

 

Seminar focuses on censorship and the Internet
The Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review presents "Debating Decency: Censorship and the First Amendment on the Internet" at 7 p.m. Wed. (April 17) in Room 100, Hutchins Hall. Participants include Robert W. Hamilton, counse l to Compuserve and America Online; Bruce A. Taylor, president and chief counsel of the National Law Center for Children and Families; Jonathan Weinberg of Wayne State University Law School; and Daniel Weitzner, deputy director of the Center for Democracy and Technology. District Court Judge Avern Cohn will moderate.

 

Grand Hotel will be performed at Power Center
The Musical Theatre Program presents Grand Hotel at 8 p.m. Thurs.­Sat. (April 18­20) and at 2 p.m. Sun. (April 21) at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. The story of love, desire and intrigue is set on the eve of the Great Depression and features a blend of dance, story and song. The show features the choreography of guest artist Mary Rotella and musical direction by guest artist and Broadway conductor Ben Whiteley, who conducted the national tour of Grand Hotel. Tickets, $16 and $12, $6 for students, are available at the League Ticket Office. Call 764-0450 for information.

 

UROP spring research symposium is April 17
The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) will hold its fifth annual Spring Research Symposium 5:30­8 p.m. Wed. (April 17) in Room 1800, Dow Chemistry Bldg. The free, public event features 16 oral presentations and more than 100 poster presentations from student-faculty research partnerships. A reception will follow. For information, call 747-2768.

 

Pound House needs volunteers
Pound House Children's Center currently is accepting student volunteers to assist in the child care program for children ages 2 1/2 ­5 years. Volunteers should be available 4­6 hours per week and attend a one-hour weekly training session. Academic credit and work study opportunities are available. Orientation will be held 5­7 p.m. May 14 at Pound House. For informat ion, call 764-2547 .

 

Accounts Payable Office has moved
The Accounts Payable and Travel Office have relocated. The new address is 5091 Wolverine Tower, 3003 S. State St., Ann Arbor 48109-0314. Phone numbers remain the same.

 

Lafayette String Quartet to perform at Museum
The Lafayette String Quartet will perform a chamber concert at 8 p.m. Fri. (April 19) at the Museum of Art Apse. Tickets, $15 and $7 for students with ID, can be purchased at the Museum Gift Shop or by phone, 747-0521. At 7 p.m. there will be a half-hour gallery tour of works of visual art that relate to the program. For information, call 764-0395.

 

Sign up for spring U-Move program
Get into shape with the new U-Move program. Spring term classes will be held May 7­June 21. Classes on yoga, step aerobics, ballroom dance, swim lessons, lifeguard training, tennis, low impact aerobics, and Butts and Guts are available. Register 7:30 a.m.­4:30 p.m. Mon.­Fri. in Room 3050, Central Campus Recreation Bldg. Discounts are available for taking multiple classes.

In addition, U-Move offers the Fitness Over 50 program at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, May 7­June 21. The $45 class pro motes a level of flexibility and aerobic fitness appropriate for each participant. For information about any of the programs, call 764-1342

 

Coffeeshops of Amsterdam are topic of talk
Prof. Ton Beekman of the University of Utrecht will speak on the coffeeshops of Amsterdam, where marijuana and hashish are legally available, at 7:30 p.m. Fri. (April 19) in Room 9, International Center. For information, call 764-5370.

 

Women's Ice Hockey team meeting is April 17
The U-M Women's Club Ice Hockey team will hold an informational meeting regarding the 1996­97 season at 7 p.m. Wed. (April 17) in Anderson Room D, Michigan Union. The team has just completed its inaugural season and is seeking women with a strong hockey background. For information, call 936-0255.

 

Mechanical engineering design expo is April 18
Engineering students in the senior design course of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics will present their final projects in a Design Expo '96 1:30­4:30 p.m. Thurs. (April 18) in the Atrium of the EECS Bldg. Displays w ill feature working prototypes designed by the students as solutions to real-life engineering problems. The public is invited to this free event.

 

Former U.S. Rep. Jontz will speak on environment
Former United States Rep. Jim Jontz will speak on environmental issues at 7:30 p.m. Thurs. (April 18) in Room 1040, Dana Bldg. Jontz will discuss recent Congressional actions that will have an effect on wildlife and the national forest system. The talk is sponsored by the Michigan Biodiversity Project and Students for SNRE. For information, call 449-7229.

 

Osteoporosis is Health Night Out topic
"Learning the Bare Bone Facts about Osteoporosis" is the Health Night Out topic for April 23. The program, 7:30­9:30 p.m. in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium, features Bruce Troen, assistant professor of geriatric medicine, and MaryFran Sowers, associate professor of epidemiology and of obstetrics and gynecology. The program and parking are free. For information, call U-M TeleCare, 763-9000 category 1075.

 

U-M-Flint hosts international business seminar
The U-M-Flint Economics Club and the International Studies Committee are co-sponsoring "Doing Business in a Global Economy" 4­6 p.m. Wed. (April 17) in the Harding Mott University Center Kiva. The event will feature a panel of speakers from academia and the business community who will discuss various aspects of business involvement in the global economy. For information, call (810) 762-3280.

 

Take a guided tour of the Arboretum
The Friends of the Nichols Arboretum are offering a docent-led tour of the Arboretum at 2 p.m. Sun. (April 21). Those interested should meet at the Geddes Avenue entrance for the tour that will look into the history and the shaping of the terrain. Sturdy foot wear is advised for this free, public tour. For information, call 764-2145.

 

Community preservation is topic of conference
The University Planner's Office is sponsoring the 16th Annual Preservation Conference, "Good Places to Live and Work: Using Preservation to Make Your Community Stand Out," Fri.­Sat. (April 19­20) at the Michigan League. Topics of general interest in preservation are combined with special events, including a luncheon with keynote speaker Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, tours of historic areas of campus and the city, and a preservation ball. For information, call 764 -2455.

 

Community preservation is topic of conference
The University Planner's Office is sponsoring the 16th Annual Preservation Conference, "Good Places to Live and Work: Using Preservation to Make Your Community Stand Out," Fri.­Sat. (April 19­20) at the Michigan League. Topics of general interest in preservation are combined with special events, including a luncheon with keynote speaker Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, tours of historic areas of campus and the city, and a preservation ball. For information, call 764 -2455.

 

Distinguished Dissertation Awards are May 2
The 11th Annual Distinguished Dissertation Awards will be presented at a symposium at 2 p.m. May 2 in Assembly Hall, Rackham Bldg. The five awardees will discuss aspects of their research, and a reception will follow at 4 p.m. The focus of the awards is the human side of doctoral research: the obstacles, sacrifices and intellectual rewards involved in completing the dissertation. For in formation, call 764-8221.

 

School of Art and Design Graduate Center to open
The School of Art and Design will inaugurate the opening of the Graduate Center with the group exhibition "Play it Again Sam!" 6­8 p.m. Fri. (April 19) in the School of Art and Architecture Bldg. The center will include an exhibition space, computer lab, and a reference and periodicals library. The exhibition brings together seven artists currently in the School of Art and Design graduate program whose works involve concepts of repeated forms and images. For information, call 913-8793.

 

You Can Quit! at UHS
Interested in quitting smoking? If so, attend the University Health Service (UHS) program "You Can Quit!" This one-hour motivational program is designed to assist you in developing a plan for quitting when you're ready. The free program w ill be held noon­ 1 p.m. Wed. (April 17) at UHS. Registration is required. For information, call 763- 1320.

 

Peer counselors needed at CEW
If you are a woman who has returned to the U-M for an undergraduate degree, you can help other re-entry undergraduate women like yourself by becoming a peer counselor at the Center for the Education of Women (CEW). Applications, due April 25, are available from CEW, 330 E. Liberty St. or by calling 998-7210.

 

LIR program features folk art
The Learning in Retirement program of the Turner Geriatric Clinic is presenting a free slide-illustrated lecture, "Folk Art---What Is It?", at 10 a.m. April 23 in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. For information, call 764-2556.

 

Open house to be held for Inn at Michigan League
The Michigan League will host an open house for the newly renovated Inn at the Michigan League (formerly the League Hotel) 11 a.m.­5 p.m. April 24. The Inn is on the fourth floor of the League. During the open house, discount coupons to stay at the Inn and souvenir items will be given away. For information, call 764-3177.

 

Multicultural Britain film series continues
The Program in British Studies (PBS) will present a documentary, "Bringing It All Back Home," at 7 p.m. Wed. (April 17) in Room 1300, Dow Chemistry Bldg. The documentary is part of PBS's film series on "Multicultural Britain."

The director, Chrissie Stansfeld, will introduce the film, which demonstrates how the patterns of international capital investment and the exploitation of Third World women workers in free trade zones are being brought home to the First World. The film urges women workers in First World countries to learn from the experiences of Third World women workers who have confronted the personal challenges of economic development.

 

Sarachi to be performed at the Power Center
The Center for Japanese Studies, the International Institute and the Major Events Office present Shogo Ohta's Sarachi (Vacant Lot) at 8 p.m. May 6 in the Power Center for the Performing Arts. In Sarachi, the stark stage space and minimal props are used to raise basic questions about what it means to be alive, searching for a philosophical understanding of life and human relationships. Tickets, $30, $20, $15 and $12 for students, are available at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, 763-TKTS, and all Ticketmaster locations.

 

Women of Color Task Force holds annual reception
The Women of Color Task Force will hold their Annual Recruitment Reception 4:30­6:30 p.m. April 25 in the Pond Room, Michigan Union. Come find out more about this dynamic group of staff women and see how you can become a part of it. RSVP required. To RSVP or for more information, contact Cathy Conway-Perrin by e-mail (cconway@umich.edu) or by phone (763-1042).