The University Record, May 21, 1996

In Brief...

Fleming will sign copies
of his new book

Former President Robben Fleming will sign copies of his new book Tempests into Rainbows at 7:30 p.m. June 10 in Border's Books in Ann Arbor. The book explores the turbulent years on campus during the Vietnam War.

 

U.S. Mail will be delivered
later in the day

Incoming U.S. mail will be delivered later to University buildings effective May 20. The Ann Arbor Post Office has notified Mail Service that mail carriers will begin their routes one hour later, at 8 a.m. This is the second change in starting times for carriers announced by the Postal Service. Earlier this year, the carriers' starting time shifted from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. As a result, incoming U.S. mail may be delivered up to two hours later than it was just a month ago. For information about this change, send mail to Mail Service, 1032 Greene 1445.

 

Parking Services
will be closed June 7

Parking Services will be closed all day June 7 for an in-service program. Regular hours (7:30 a.m.­4:30 p.m.) will resume June 10.

 

Conference on politics and ethics will be held June 6
Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun magazine, will be the keynote speaker at the Conference on Politics, Ethics and Meaning 1­10 p.m. June 6 in the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College. This conference is a follow-up to a national conference on Ethics in Meaning held last April. Workshop topics include race relations, democracy in a university, and conflict and negotiation. The conference is partially sponsored by Guild House. For information, call 663-8997.

 

U-M-Flint seeks artists
The U-M-Flint Fine Art Gallery is calling for artists to show during its 1996­97 season. To apply, a minimum of 15 slides or photographs, an artist's statement and a brief resume must be received by June 28. Small groups and theme exhibits will be given special consideration. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Send submissions and inquiries to Jessica Walker, Fine Art Gallery coordinator, 375 Harding Mott University Center, Flint 48502-2186. For information, call (810) 762-3431.

 

Jewelry sale
will benefit United Way

The Office of Community Relations is sponsoring a jewelry sale 11:30 a.m.­1:30 p.m. today (May 21) in the ground floor, Michigan Union. The sale, featuring costume jewelry from 1940­1990, will benefit the Washtenaw United Way. For information, call 647 -2276.

 

Conference on business in
Southeast Asia will be held
at Business School

The Sixth Southeast Asia Business Research Conference will be held (Sat.­Sun.) May 25­26 at the Business School. The free conference will feature specialists from Asia, Australia and the U.S. presenting research on the topic. Registration is required. For information, call 998-7276 or send e-mail to bayw@umich.edu.

 

Clark's photographs on display at CAAS gallery
The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS) presents an exhibition of works by Lane Clark, the International Institute's artist-in-residence, through May 29 at the CAAS Gallery. "Posed or Possessed: Various Personae of Akan Akomfo in Ghana" displays a series of photographs depicting priestesses of Akan traditional religion taken during two years of recent field experience in the Kwawu area of Ghana. For information, call 764-5513.

 

Spring and summer course
and event catalog available

Academic Outreach and the Extension Service has published the Spring and Summer Catalog, which provides guest students with course descriptions, time schedules and events happening on and off campus throughout the summer. To receive a copy of the publication, call 764-5300.

 

Adult Cancer Survivors Day
is June 2

The Comprehensive Cancer Center will host its second annual Adult Cancer Survivors Day 2­4:30 p.m. June 2 in the Dow Audito rium, Towsley Center. Cancer survivors from communities throughout Michigan will gather with family, friends and health care professionals to celebrate life, add messages to the Tree of Hope, listen to speakers, and enjoy entertainment, refreshments and tours of the new Cancer Center building. For information, call 764-7170.

"American Photographs"
on display at Museum of Art

The Museum of Art presents "American Photographs," an exhibition drawn from the Museum's permanent collection that examines the rich diversity of American photography through different types of works. Ranging from 19th-century landscapes to contemporary portraits and genre scenes, the 82 works on view include Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Ansel Adams and George Tice. The exhibition runs through June 23. For information, call 764-0395.

 

Discuss the meaning of life
Do you wonder about the meaning of life? Join "Exploring the Meaning of Life," a discussion group for people over the age of 60, which will examine such issues as relationships, adversity, pleasure, death and spirituality. the seven-week group will be held 1:30 ­3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning June 5, at Turner Geriatric Services. Registration is required. For information, call Janet Fogler or Lynn Stern at 764-2556.

 

ISR hosts exhibition
on Japanese Americans

The Institute for Social Research (ISR) will host "From Manzanar to Motor City: A History of Michigan's Japanese American Community" 1­5 p.m. Wed. (May 22) and 9 a.m.­1 p.m. Thurs. (May 23) in Room 6050, ISR. The photo and artifact exhibition chronicles the history of the Japanese American community in Michigan beginning with pre-World War II pioneers. For information, call Valerie Yoshimura, 482-3778.

 

Nagel, jazz ensemble
will perform at hospital

As part of the Gifts of Art program, music Prof. Louis Nagel will give a piano concert at 12:10 p.m. May 30 in the Floor 1 Lobby, University Hospital. The Community High Jazz Ensemble will perform at 12:10 p.m. June 6 in the same location. For information, call 936-ARTS.

 

Olson's paintings are on display in Pierpont Commons
Alumna Sarah Olson will display her acrylic paintings in the Pierpont Commons Atrium through May 30. Olson's works explore color and motion, merging color and pattern into rhythmical compositions. For information, call 764-7544.

 

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.

 

Van drivers must take
training course

Beginning October 1, drivers of the University's 15-passenger vans will be required to have completed 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 lmhagen@umich.edu.

 

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.

 

Free prostate screenings
in honor of Father's Day

The Prostate Program and Comprehensive Cancer Center are offering free prostate cancer screenings to all men age 50 and older and men ages 40 and older who are African American or have a family history of prostate cancer. Exams take less than 10 minutes and include a free PSA test. To receive a screening voucher to enclose in a Father's Day card, call 1-800-865-1125. Call by June 5, space is limited.

 

For the record. . .
Marilyn Sibley Fries, who was an associate professor of German and of women's studies, died last summer.

Performers listed in a news brief for the Ann Arbor Summer Festival in the May 7 edition of the University Record are not all performing this summer. A correct list of performances are available by calling 747-2278.

 

LGBPO summer lunchtime
video programs begin

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Programs Office (LGBPO) is showing short videos at noon every Thursday in the LGBPO lounge. Selections include comedies, dramas and documentaries. At noon on Fridays in the Lounge, LGBPO will show the sitcom Friends. For information, send e-mail to lgbpo@umich.edu.

 

Come to Discovery Day
at the Exhibit Museum

The Exhibit Museum of Natural History celebrates its 40th year as the Exhibit Museum with activities for all ages at Discovery Day, 9 a.m.­5 p.m. on June 1. The free program features "Geologic Time" guided tours, a planetarium show and stories about time. For information, call 764-0478.

 

Spaces available in pre-school
Beginning in June, full-time (7:30 a.m.­5:30 p.m. Mon.­Fri.) spaces will be available for children ages 2 1/2­3 1/2 years at the Children's Center for Working Families. For information, call Amy, 663-0011.

 

Health Sciences Libraries
offer computer classes

The Health Sciences Libraries offer free computer workshops for faculty, staff and students. An overview of health sciences resources available on the Internet will be presented 10 a.m.­noon Wed. (May 22) in the Learning Resource Center, 3950 Taubman Medical Library.

A class emphasizing searching the WorldWide Web will be offered 10 a.m.­noon May 29 in the same room. Registration is required for both classes. For information, call 936-1391 or send e-mail to public.health.reference@umich.edu.

 

U-M-Flint will hold carpal tunnel syndrome workshop
The U-M-Flint Physical Therapy Laboratory for Cumulative Trauma Disorders will conduct a workshop on carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) 8:30 a.m.­5 p.m. Wed. (May 22) in the Michigan Rooms, Harding Mott University Center. The workshop will identify workplace risks that lead to CTS. Registration fee is $25. For information, call (810) 762-3373.

 

Recycling Expo to be held today
"Buy Recycled Expo" will be held 10 a.m.­4 p.m. today (May 21) in the Michigan League Ballroom. The expo will acquaint people with the wide range of recycled products offered in the area and teach about procurement guidelines for recycled products and how the products can save you money. The event is sponsored by Grounds and Waste Management Services and M-Stores.

 

CEW offers workshop
on choosing a career

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) is offering "Career Decision Making for Today's Woman" 9 a.m.­5 p.m. June 24 at the CEW. The workshop will provide working women with the skills and resources they need to answer the increasingly difficult challenges of employment in today's world and in the future. The workshop will focus on identifying individual skills and interests, will provide an overview of resources available for job searches and career planning, and includes an introduction to career informa tion on the WorldWide Web. The fee for the workshop is $125. For information, call 998-7080.

 

Leadership workshop for women to be held June 25­26
A two-day workshop, "Leadership for Today's Woman," will be held 9 a.m.­5 p.m. June 25­26 at the Center for the Education of Women. The program will help women to understand the dynamics of leadership and help build leadership skills. Sessions will focus on personal change, multicultural competence, negotiating skills and conflict resolution. Included in the workshop is the low ropes challenge course. For information about the workshop, $175, call 998-70 80.

 

CEW offers course
about the Internet

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) is offering a course to teach women how to navigate the Internet 1­5 p.m. either June 27 or July 17. In a friendly, supportive environment, participants will get a hands-on, fun introduction to the Internet. Registration fee is $50. For information, call CEW, 998-7080.

 

Retired, current staff invited to reception for Duderstadts
Staff from all three U-M campuses, including retirees, are invited to a reception honoring President James J. and Anne M. Duder stadt 3­5 p.m. May 30 at Schembechler Hall.

The Business and Finance Diversity Choir will perform throughout the afternoon. Guests also will have an opportunity to browse through Schembechler Hall and the Margaret Dow Towsley Sports Museum. The program, featuring special presentations by staff members, begins at 4 p.m.

The party is being planned by a committee of staff members chaired by Paul Spradlin, interim associate vice president for business operations, and Jackie R. McClain, executive director of human resources and affirmative action.