The University Record, April 30, 1996

In Brief...

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.


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 Wed. (May 1). For information, call 763-9742.


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 the career conference since 1982 that has grown in attendance each year. Paula Allen-Meares, dean of the School of Social Work, will be the keynote speaker.


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.


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


Diabetes is
Health Night Out topic

New developments in managing diabetes is the Health Night Out topic 7:30­9:30 p.m. today (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.


Turner Geriatric Clinic sponsors seminar on care of 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, which begins today (April 30), will be held 6­8 p.m. Tuesdays through June 4 in the Back Conference Room, Turner Geriatric Clinic. For information, call 764-2556.


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.


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 Wed.­Sat. (May 1­4). The Faculty Women's Club, painting division, will display paintings in the Pierpont Commons Gallery Wed. (May 1­5). Alumna Sarah Olson will display her acrylic paintings in the Pierpont Commons Atrium May 7 ­30. For information, call 764-7544.


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, held 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.


Distinguished Dissertation Awards are Thurs. (May 2)
The 11th Annual Distinguished Dissertation Awards will be presented at a symposium at 2 p.m. Thurs. (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.


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. today (April 30) or tomorrow (May 1) in lobby E, first floor at Domino's Farms. Classes begin May 8. For information, call 998-7641.


Take the family to Kelsey
Come spend the morning with mummies at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology's Family Day 10 a.m.noon May 18. Families will learn to write hieroglyphs, how to dig for artifacts and to make a mummy doll. Cost is $5 per child, ages 5 and older (mummy making is age 8 and older). To register, call 647-0441.


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.


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.


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.


For the record . . .
The Botanical Gardens' Friends Spring Perennial Sale will be held 10 a.m.­4 p.m. May 4­5 at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. A special Friends pre-sale will take place 3­7 p.m. Fri. (May 3). The time was incor rectly noted in the April 23 issue of the Record .


Seminar to explore gap
between 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. Thurs. (May 2) in the Pond Room, Michigan Union. Reporters on the panel will discuss their experiences interview ing 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.


CIC requests info 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


Trio Tantanella will perform
at Hospital

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


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. Thurs. (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 spectros copy. For information, call 764-7362.


Discount Cedar Point
tickets available

Discount tickets for Cedar Point are available to all students, faculty and staff at the Michigan Union Ticket Office. For information, call 763-TKTS or visit the ticket office on the ground floor of the Michigan Union.


Learn about flowers
and pollination

"Flowers and Pollination" is the topic of this month's docent-led tour of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens Conservatory. The $2 tour will be held at 2 p.m. Sun. (May 5). Explore how different flowers attract animals, bees, flies, moths and bats. For information, call 998-7061.


Fulbright Scholar applications available
Applications for 1997­98 Fulbright Scholar Awards is Aug. 1. Opportunities for lecturing or advanced research in nearly 130 countries are available. Basic eligibility requirements for a Fulbright senior scholar award are United States citizenship and a Ph.D. or comparable professional qualification. For lecturing awards, university or college teaching experience is expected. For information, call Pat McCune, 936-6480, or send e-mail to


Van drivers must take
training course

Beginning October 1, drivers of the University's 15-passenger vans will be required to have taken a driver's training program. The University will offer the training 3­5 p.m. Mondays through the summer if at least 10 people enroll in the class. Courses also can be arranged for entire departments. For information, call Lisa Hagen, 764-3427, or send e-mail to


Pratt presents
Distinguished Faculty Lecture

William Pratt, professor of pharmacology and winner of the 1996 Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research, will present the lecture 4­5 p.m. Mon. (May 6) in the Rackham Amphitheatre. The lecture is titled "Regulation of Steroid Receptor Folding and Function by the hsp90-based Protein Chaperone System." For information, call 764-3611.


Workshop to focus on
preventing work-related injuries

Would you like to learn more about avoiding work-related injuries and improving your office set-up? The Center for Occupational Rehabilitation and Health (CORH) presents an Office Injury Prevention Workshop 3:30­5 p.m. May 31 to be repeated June 13 at CORH, Suite E, 400 E. Eisenhower Parkway. The $25 workshop will focus on work-related cumulative trauma disorders, like Carpal Tunnel syndrome, and back problems. For information, call 998-7676.


Work-Study funds for
Winter Term end May 2

The Work-Study Program for Winter Term ends Thurs. (May 2). Work-Study time reports must be submitted to supervisors by Fri. (May 3) for students to receive their final pay on May 10 and for employer accounts to receive reimbursement. The beginning work date for students with Spring Term Work-Study is May 7. Questions? Call 763-4128.


U-M-Dearborn will recreate former student hangout
The U-M-Dearborn College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters (CASL) Alumni Affiliate will stage a revival of "the Hinge," a former student hangout and coffeehouse 8­11 p.m. May 11 at the Gabriel Richard Center. Musicians and poets will entertain U-M-Dearborn CASL faculty, alumni, staff and students. Tickets are $7.50 per person. For information, call 593-5490.


Genetics of prostate cancer
is topic of talk

Kathleen A. Cooney, assistant professor of internal medicine and surgery, will present a talk on the genetics of prostate cancer at 6:30 p.m. Thurs. (May 2) in Room 2C108, University Hospital. The Prostate Cancer Education and support group is sponsoring this free discussion for prostate cancer survivors and their partners. For information, call 763-9954.


University Audits has
new phone number and address

The Office of University Audits, has moved to the 3rd Floor, Wolverine Tower 1286. The new phone number is 647-7500 and fax number is 647-7501.


Celebrate National Nursing Month
The University of Michigan Medical Center is sponsoring two events for kids to celebrate National Nursing Month. See what it's like to be a nurse during a special program 4­5 p.m. and 6:30­7:30 p.m. Thurs. (May 2) at the Ann Arbor Public Library. Kids can bring in their stuffed animals for a check-up.

Children can learn to listen to their heartbeat and take their pulses at a program noon­4 p.m. Sat. (May 4) and May 11, and 1­5 p.m. Sun. (May 5) and May 12 at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. For information, call 936-7457.


Concert series features Schubert
Chamber Music Ann Arbor is sponsoring SpringFest '96, An Early Tribute to Late Schubert, with a series of four concerts. Concerts will be held at 8 p.m. May 15 at the Kerrytown Concert House, 8 p.m. May 17­18 at the Museum of Art, and 12:30 p.m. May 19 at the Museum of Art. Tickets are $18, $9 for students and seniors. Series tickets also are available. Call 930-1960 for information.