The University Record, August 13, 1996

In Brief...

Ford Library exhibition commemorates presidential campaigns
Two hundred years of presidential campaigns are celebrated in "What it Takes: The (Sometimes) Bumpy Road to the White House," on display now through Nov. 5 at the Gerald R. Ford Library. The exhibition, focusing on the trials and tribulations of life on the presidential campaign trail, features campaign memorabilia from America's presidential libraries and a video incorporating the good, the bad and the truly awful campaign commercials from the last 40 years. There is no admission charge for the exhibit, which is open to the public during library hours 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Mon.-Fri. For more information, call 741-2218.



Work-Study funds for summer end Aug. 20
The Work-Study Program for summer term ends Aug. 20. Students will receive their final pay on Aug. 30 and reimbursement to departments for summer term will end on that day. Beginning work date for students with fall term work-study is Sept. 3. Questions? Call 763-4128.



Conference focuses on workplace violence
The Center for Workplace Violence Prevention Inc. presents "A Community Approach to Workplace Violence Prevention" 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 22 at the Kipke Conference Center, 1239 Kipke Dr. The free, public conference will explore ways for companies to prevent, manage and respond to violence in the workplace and to work with other companies to reduce its incidence. Registration is required for the conference, which is cosponsored by the Department of Public Safety and the Office of Human Resources and Affirmative Action. Registration is limited to 150.. Call 998-7500 for information.



Volunteers sought to welcome new students
The Office of New Student Programs seeks volunteers to staff the Welcome Center during Welcome Week as part of its Welcome to Michigan '96 program. Volunteers are needed for two-hour shifts10 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 27-29 to greet new students and answer general questions about the University. Call Jennifer Bucklin or Diana Alvarado at 764-6413 or send e-mail to



Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Center invites research grant proposals
The Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Center invites submission of proposal for development and feasibility projects for inclusion in the U-M MAC Competitive Renewal Application. The two-year projects will have a budget of $40,000-$60,000 per year. Applications are welcome from new investigators, established investigators with no previous work in arthritis or musculoskeletal research and established arthritis or musculoskeletal disease investigators proposing a clear departure from current research. The Center also invites submission of proposals for Education, Epidemiology and Health Services Research projects for up to four years, depending on the scope of the project.

Deadline for submission of a six-page proposal is Sept. 15. To request an application packet or for further information, contact Norma Elias at 936-9539.



Register now for adult activity and fitness classes
Registration is underway for U-Move, a program of adult activity and fitness classes running Sept. 9-Dec. 6 at the Central Campus Recreation Building (CCRB). Step aerobics, swimming, ballroom dancing, self-defense, tennis, yoga, women's health walk and water aerobics are among the classes offered. Most are held for one hour twice a week and cost $50-$80. Drop-in coupons, monthly or semester unlimited cards are available. Those over 60 receive a 15 percent discount. For more information or to register, drop by Room 3050 CCRB 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., or call 764-1342.



New Faculty Orientation set
An orientation program for new faculty is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Aug. 27, in the Michigan Union Ballroom. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Center for Research on Learning (CRLT), the program will include presentations by several University administrators and faculty members, case-study discussions of teaching issues and a luncheon address by Interim President Homer H. Neal. Representatives of various U-M offices also will be available to provide materials and answer questions. For more information, call CLRT at 763-0159.



Benefit reimbursement cutoff date announced
To guarantee reimbursement in their August paychecks, Benefit Reimbursement Account participants should submit claims to the Benefits Office (Central Campus), Wolverine Towers G-405, 3003 S. State Street, by, Aug. 20 for bi-weekly and monthly pay periods.



Slusser displays works from Art Museum
The Slusser Gallery at the School of Art & Design presents a selection of prints and drawings from the collection of the Museum of Art through Aug. 25. Works span five centuries and show a variety of style, technique and content, ranging from Dutch artist Lucas van Leyden's engraving created in 1530 to a 1931 Picasso etching to more recent works by American artists including Milton Avery, William Bailey and Philip Grausman. The Slusser Gallery is located in the Art and Architecture Building, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd., on the North Campus. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Admission is free. For information, call 936-2082 or 763-4417.



New Mexico subject of slide-travelogue
Al Wooll will present a slide-travelogue on "The Many Faces of New Mexico" at 10 a.m. Aug. 29 in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium, 990 Wall Street. The program is part of the Geriatric Center's Turner Clinic LIR program. For information, call 764-2556.



Matthaei programs give a sensory nod to summer's end
The Matthaei Botanical Gardens offers visitors a variety of sensory events in the near future. Docent-led tours of the Gardens' Conservatory will take place at 10 a.m. Sat. (Aug. 18) and Aug. 25. Sign up at the front desk prior to the tour. Conservatory admission is $2 for adults.

In addition, several adult education courses have been scheduled to take advantage of nature's late summer bustle. Michael Kielb will teach students that identifying Fall Warblers is not as confusing as some would believe. Classes, $35, are held 7-8:30 p.m. tomorrow (Aug. 14) and 8 a.m.-noon Sat. (Aug. 17). Kielb also will lead students on an expedition to find Fall Insects 7-8 p.m. Aug. 28, and 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 1 and 8. Participants will search for late season dragonflies, butterflies and the praying mantis. Cost is $55.

For bird watchers, Kielb will host a look at the fall migration as millions of birds head for their wintering grounds. Classes are offered 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 29, Aug. 31 and Sept. 7. The class costs $60.

Visit Sugar Island with Ellen Elliott Weatherbee Aug. 22-Aug. 25. Trip attendees will take guided hikes of the historic island, which is wedged between the Upper Peninsula and the rugged coast of Canada, east of Sault Saint Marie. The home of the University's wilderness biological station, Sugar Island is also the site of the Osborn Preserve, a former Governor's summer mansion and an eagle's nest. The trip also may include a visit to neighboring Canadian wilderness along the St. Mary's River and the outcrops of the Canadian Shield. The cost of the trip is $135. For more information, call 998-7061.



Hillel sponsors early September activities
A picnic and volleyball game help kick off the fall term as the Hillel Foundation hosts its Welcome to Michigan '96, beginning at 5 p.m. Sept. 2. Refreshments will be served when Hillel holds an Open House for undergraduates, graduates and young professionals 8.-10 p.m., Sept. 4. This is a chance to learn about the 25 Hillel-affiliated groups, meet new people and get together with old friends. A home-cooked Shabbat dinner at 7 p.m. Sept. 6, should help kick off the new semester. The meal is free to newcomers. Call early to reserve a place---space is limited. A learner's service will precede the meal in addition to Reform, Conservative and
Orthodox services. For additional information, call 769-0500.



Professional development catalog available
Staff members who plan to take professional development courses may request a copy of the 1996-1997 Professional Development Catalog, available now at the Human Resource Development (HRD) offices. Early registration is recommended; courses fill quickly. To receive a copy of the catalog, call the HRD offices at 764-7410, or check out courses and services via GOpherBLUE or the World Wide Web, URL:



Silent auction to benefit Kelsey Museum
A cocktail party and silent auction of tote bags hand-designed by area artists will be held 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 30 at Sweet Lorraine's Cafe & Bar, 303 Detroit Street. Proceeds will benefit the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology's outreach programs. For information, call 764-9304.



African Art exhibition opens at Art Museum
African art and artifacts are juxtaposed with objects from other cultures in the Museum of Art's recently unveiled exhibition, "Common Ground: African Art and Affinities," on display at the museum now through Jan. 1997. The exhibit is designed to enhance audience understanding of African art by suggesting visual and thematic connections between African art and more familiar objects from Western cultures. In conjunction with the exhibit, the Museum will conduct free hour-long Sunday tours at 2 p.m. on Sept. 29 and Oct. 27. The Museum's regular hours are, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs. and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. The Museum is closed Mondays. Admission is free. Call 764-0395 for more information.



UMS announces dates for ticket sales
Tickets for individual performances presented by the University Musical Society (UMS) during the 1996-1997 season officially go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Sept. 3 at the Hill Auditorium Box Office. The date marks the return of regular season box office hours - 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays.

UMS 1996-1997 season highlights include the second three-day residency of The Cleveland Orchestra with conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi; the world premiere of Blood on the Fields with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra; a return visit by opera sensation Cecilia Bartoli; an eight-concert series celebrating the bicentennial of Franz Schubert's birth; and the world premiere tour of The Harlem Nutcracker, a new interpretation of Tchaikovsky's holiday classic co-commissioned by UMS.

Tickets for individual performances also will be available by calling the UMS Box Office in Burton Memorial Tower, 764-2538, or toll-free at 1-800-221-1229, and may be ordered by fax at 313-647-1171. UMS members may purchase tickets to individual events beginning Aug. 20. Group discounts of 15 percent-20 percent are available for most performances. Contact the UMS Group Sales Office at 763-3100.

Subscription opportunities are still available, offering up to 20-percent off the regular price.



UMS offers student tickets at half price
One of the University's most popular fall traditions returns when the University Musical Society's (UMS) Student Half-Price Ticket Sale takes place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Hill Auditorium Box Office. A limited number of tickets to every concert in the UMS 1996-1997 season will be offered for one day only at one-half the published price.

A gift from Ford Credit makes it possible for students to purchase discounted tickets to see such world-renowned artists as Wynton Marsalis, Garrick Ohlsson, The Twyla Tharp Dance Company and The Cleveland Orchestra. Some half-price subscriptions to the Society's 10-concert Choral Union Series and eight-concert Chamber Arts Series also will be available.

Students must be present to purchase tickets and must show a valid University of Michigan I.D. Students may purchase up to two tickets for each concert, subject to availability. For more information, call the UMS Box Office at 764-2538.



LIR to screen classic movies
The Learning in Retirement (LIR) program of the Geriatrics Center's Turner Clinic presents the last three movies in its annual Wednesday afternoon summer series beginning tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Kellogg Eye Center, 990 Wall Street. Tomorrow's offering is Out of the Past, billed as "the quintessential example of film noir" and starring Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas and Jane Greer. Cool Runnings, a "warm-hearted comedy" based on the 1988 Olympics' Jamaican bobsled team will run at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 21, and the George S. Kaufman comedy, Dinner at Eight, starring John Barrymore, Jean Harlow and Billie Burke, will be presented at the same time on Aug. 28. There is no charge for the movies. For more information, call 764-2556.



Plant Operations publishes `User's Guide'
An updated brochure published by Plant Operations should make it simpler for students, faculty and staff to understand and access the numerous facilities support services provided by Plant Operations. The brochure provides detailed descriptions of the functions of Building Services, Grounds and Waste Management, Maintenance Services, Parking Services, Transportation Services and Utilities Services. Included with each entry are scope and hours of operation, phone numbers and addresses. A Quick Reference guide makes important numbers available at a single glance. For more information, call 763-9333.



Rackham/International Institute revises Travel Grant guidelines
Revised guidelines and application forms have been issued for the Rackham/International Institute Travel Grant program for 1996-1997. Rackham will continue to provide funds for doctoral students to present oral papers at international conferences. However, students must now verify a matching grant of at least $250 from their department or adviser as part of the application. As in the past, applications must arrive in the Graduate Studies office before the conference takes place. No application will be considered for retroactive funding. Call 764-8119 for more information.


Free sports physicals available
The U of M Health Centers in Saline and Northeast Ann Arbor will offer free physical evaluations for local students, ages 8-18, who require physicals to play school athletics this year. Physical examinations are available 6-10 p.m. today (Aug. 13) and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. (Aug. 17) at the Saline Health Center, 700 Woodland Drive East and from 6-9 p.m. Wed. (Aug. 14) at the Northeast Ann Arbor Health Center, 2200 Green Road. Participants should bring appropriate school forms requiring a physician's signature. The program is sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics. For more information, call 429-2302 (Saline) or 998-7485 (Northeast Ann Arbor).


Weight management classes offered
University Hospital's Nutrition Counseling Center will offer Lifesteps Weight Management Classes beginning the first week in September. Lifesteps is a comprehensive nutrition and weight management program, endorsed by M-Fit, in which participants receive individual attention as well as group support while developing healthy eating and activity habits. M-CARE discounts are available. A Lifesteps display will be set up in the Hospitals cafeteria Aug. 16-18 and in Towsley Link Aug. 19-22. Free information sessions will be held Aug. 22, 23 and 26. For additional information, call 936-7527.


Graduate School announces faculty grants, fellowships and Summer Stipend Competition
The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies invites application for its 1996 Faculty Research Grants and Fellowships program and for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend Competition. Deadline for grant and fellowship applications is Oct. 11 and the deadline for Summer Stipend applications is Aug. 30.

The primary objective of the Faculty Grants and Fellowships Program is to assist promising junior faculty in establishing and sustaining an active program of research and scholarship, or of creative activities in the arts. Senior faculty entering a new line of inquiry are also considered. 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 Graduate School nominates faculty members for the NEH Summer Stipend Competition. The $4,000 stipend may be increased to $7,000 if a Rackham fellowship is awarded for the same project. Guidelines and applications are available in Room 1020 Rackham Bldg. For more information, call 936-1647 or send e-mail to


MLK Symposium planners announce dates for 1997 MLK Day Symposium
The planning committee for next year's Martin Luther King Symposium has published a preliminary timeline of already-scheduled events for the 1997 program. Lester P. Monts, vice provost for academic and multicultural affairs, has requested that University units and organizations that may be planning their own events for the month-long symposium refrain from scheduling activities 8-11 p.m. Sun, Jan. 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mon., Jan. 20. A memo detailing the MLK Planning Committee's request was sent to deans, department chairs and directors.

Call Tara Young or Teresa Graham Brett at 936-1055 for more information.


Organogenesis Center announces International Symposium
The Center for Organogenesis will present its 1st International Symposium 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Horace H. Rackham Graduate School Amphitheatre. The theme of the symposium is "Molecular Control of Organogenesis." Speakers will be Eric Olson, University of Texas, Dallas; Peter Gruss, Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Germany; Cliff Tabin, Harvard Medical School; Yuh Nung Jan, University of California, San Francisco; Paul Sternberg, California Institute of Technology; and Richard Harland, University of California, Berkeley. For registration information, contact the Center for Organogenesis, 936-2499.


Volunteers needed for United Way Day of Caring
The University is looking for volunteers for the Washtenaw United Way Day of Caring, scheduled for Sept. 12. Teams from the University will join hundreds of other volunteers for the daylong event, which begins with a 7:30 a.m. breakfast. Most of the day will be spent in community service projects. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., volunteers will return to the kick-off site to celebrate their accomplishments and enjoy some entertainment and refreshments. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt and lunch will be provided. To sign up, call Susan Fielder at 647-2276 or e-mail