The University Record, April 23, 1996

In Brief...

Flower sale coming to
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 Gardens.
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 percent discount at the sale. For information, call 998-7061.

 

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 7:30­4:30 p.m. Mon.­Fri. in Room 3050, Central Campus Recreation Bldg. Discounts are available for taking multiple classes.
In addition, U-Move runs the Fitness Over 50 program at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, May 7­June 21. The $45 class promotes a level of flexibility and aerobic fitness appropriate for each participant. For information about any of the programs, call 764-1342.

 

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. Wed. (April 24) in the Ford Amphitheater, University Hospital. A reception will follow in the lobby.

 

Ensemble Modern
will perform at Hill

The University Musical Society (UMS) presents Ensemble Modern, making its U.S. debut tour. Under the direction of composer /conductor John Adams, the group will perform the music of John Adams and Frank Zappa at 8 p.m. Wed. (April 24) in Hill Auditorium. The event date and venue have been changed from earlier announcements. Tickets, $25, are available at the UMS box office, 764-2538.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. Classes begin May 8. For information, call 998-7641.

 

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. Wed. (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.

 

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: the obstacles, sacrifices and intellectual rewards involved in completing the dissertation. A reception will follow at 4 p.m. For information, call 764-8221.

 

LIR series explores
the Huron River

The Learning in Retirement program (LIR) of the Turner Geriatric Clinic presents "The Huron River," a series of lectures beginning May 16. The five-lecture series, scheduled at 10 a.m. Thursdays in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium, is open to everyone over 55 years of age. The charge for the series is $25 for LIR members and $30 for non-members. For information, call 764-2556.

 

Alzheimer's support group
will meet in new location

The Family Care Resources Program's Alzheimer's Support Group meets noon­1:30 p.m. Wed. (April 24) in Suite 7, second floor, 715 N. University. This is a new location for the meeting.

 

Pierpont Commons
features local art

School of Art students Tanya Broad and Stephanie Grace Lim will exhibit photographs and mixed media art work in the Pierpont Commons Atrium May 1­4. The Faculty Women's Club, painting division, will display paintings in the Pierpont Commons Gallery May 1­5. Alumna Sarah Olson will display her acrylic paintings in the Pierpont Commons Atrium May 7­30. For information, call 764-7544.

 

English classes offered to
families of international students

English classes for the families of international students, faculty and staff are offered by the Family Housing Language Program. Registration for classes for the spring and summer semesters is currently taking place. Native speakers of English also are needed as volunteer conversation or classroom partners. For information, call 763-1440.

 

Seminar offered on
caring for aging relatives

"Caring for Aging Relatives" is a six-week seminar sponsored by the Turner Geriatric Clinic. The seminar, $30 per person or $50 per couple, will be held 6­8 p.m. Tuesdays, April 30­June 4, in the Back Conference Room, Turner Geriatric Clinic. For information, call 764-2556.

 

Diabetes is
Health Night Out topic

New developments in managing diabetes is the Health Night Out topic 7:30­9:30 p.m. April 30 in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. Robert Lash, assistant professor of internal medicine; Andrea Lasichak, director of the Diabetes Education Program; and Martha Funnell, diabetes nurse educator, will discuss meal plan guidelines that include more of the foods you like; why exercise is so important; new drugs that better mimic the body's natural use of sugar, reduce insulin resistance and aid in weight loss. The program and parking are free. For information, call U-M TeleCare 763-9000, category 1075.

 

Animania is May 18
The Japanese Animation Film Society presents Animania, a free festival in Japanese with English subtitles, 5­11 p.m. May 18 in Auditorium 3, Modern Language Bldg. The festival features episodes of "Ranma 1/2," "Aim for the Top! Gunbuster" and others. For information, send e-mail to animania@umich.edu.

 

Guild House forum will focus
on Shelter Association

The Guild House Campus Ministry is sponsoring the Second Wednesday Supper Forum, a rice and beans supper and forum, at 5:15 p.m. May 8 at the Guild House, 802 Monroe St. Alfreda Rooks, president of the Shelter Association of Ann Arbor, will speak on "Beyond Services: Values and Visions for Shelter 2000." Suggested donation is $5. For information, call 662-5189.

 

Celebrate 15 years of the WCTF
A kick-off celebration, "Looking Back, Moving Forward: 15 Years with the Women of Color Task Force (WCTF)," will be held 4­6 p.m. May 7 in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union. The WCTF has been providing career development activities since 1979 and has presented an annual career conference since 1982. Paula Allen-Meares, dean of the School of Social Work, will be the keynote speaker.

 

Alumni Day in Lansing
is May 15

The 6th Annual Michigan Alumni Day in Lansing will begin at 1:30 p.m. May 15 at the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave. The day includes briefings on the effect the state budget and economy has on the U-M, the future of public funding of higher education, how alumni can help the University and visits with legislators. The day ends with a reception at 5:30 p.m. sponsored by the U-M Clubs of Lansing/East Lansing. Registration is required by May 1. For information, call 763-9742.

 

Athletic Department
Ultimate Garage Sale is April 28

The Athletic Department is sponsoring the Ultimate Garage Sale noon­3 p.m. Sun. (April 28). The sale features old uniforms and equipment from U-M athletic teams. Proceeds benefit the Athletic Department and Michigan libraries. Admission is $1, parking is free. For information, call 747-BLUE.

U-M-Flint hosts open house
The U-M-Flint School of Management will host a Master of Business Administration Open House 7­8 p.m. May 6 in the U-M-Flint Theater. The open house will highlight information on part-time evening classes for career professionals in the five graduate degree programs offered in the Flint and Lansing areas. The open house is free and open to the public. For information, call (810) 762-3163.

 

 

Seminar to explore academic and media communications
A seminar exploring the gap between academic and media communications styles titled, "Scientists are from Mars; Journalists are from Venus," will be held 1­3 p.m. May 2 in the Pond Room, Michigan Union. Reporters on the panel will discuss their experiences interviewing research scientists. U-M scientists on the panel will present their perceptions of how the press interprets scientific information. The panelists' presentations will be followed by general discussion. The seminar is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

 

CEW will present
scholarships today

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) will award 30 CEW Scholarships for Returning Women to U-M students at a reception at 7:30 p.m. today (April 23) in the Rackham Amphitheater. The third Ann Frances Millman Scholarship, the first Irma M. Wyman Scholarship and the Mary Malcomson Raphael Fellowship also will be presented. Maureen Hartford, vice president for student affairs, will be the featured speaker.

 

CIC requests information on summer camps, summer hours
The Campus Information Centers (CIC) receives numerous requests for summer camp and summer conference information. If your department is hosting a professional conference or a summer camp for students, send promotional materials to CIC in the Michigan Union.
CIC also requests that departments who change their hours in the spring and summer send the new information to CIC. For information, call 763-INFO, fax 763-9556 or send e-mail to info@umich.edu.

 

Malone will speak on
changes in nursing

Beverly Malone, dean and professor at the North Carolina A&T State University School of Nursing, will discuss "Nursing Leadership for the Future: Surfing the Changes" at 7 p.m. Thurs. (April 25) at the Sheraton Inn, 3200 Boardwalk in Ann Arbor. Tickets are $8 for members of Sigma Theta Tau, students and retirees and $10 for others. For information, call 662-2390.

 

Trio Tantanella will perform
at Hospital

Gifts of Art, a program of the U-M Hospitals, presents a program of chamber music by the Trio Tantanella at 12:10 p.m. May 2 in the first floor lobby in University Hospital. The local trio includes Jan Maxbauer on Flute, Ruth Whetstone on violin and Timothy Holly on cello. For information, call 936-ARTS.

 

For the record...
The Radrick Women's 18-hole Golf League will meet May 1. The date was incorrectly noted in the April 9 issue of the Record.

 

Harris will speak on
analytical chemistry

Timothy D. Harris of Bell Laboratories will present the 11th biennial H.H. Willard Memorial Lecture on analytical chemistry at 4 p.m. May 2 in Room 1640, W.H. Dow Laboratories. Harris will speak on "Analytical Chemistry by Counting: Spectroscopy of Single Molecules, Single Quantum Wires and Single Quantum Dots." Harris is one of the pioneers in developing near-field spectroscopy. For information, call 764-7362.

 

Hockey game will benefit
Mott Children's Hospital

A team of U-M physicians, Ann Arbor firefighters and special guests will take on the Alumni Red Wings in a hockey game to benefit C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at 2 p.m. Sun. (April 28) at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 15 years of age and younger. To order tickets, call 764-6874.