The University Record, October 2, 1995


Women’s Research Club meets today

Sandra Gregerman, director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), will speak to members of the Women’s Research Club at 7:45 p.m. today (Oct. 2) in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg., on “An Innovative Approach to Retaining Women in the Sciences.”

The club welcomes faculty, staff, graduate students and community members who are currently involved in research in the arts, sciences, humanities and the professions. Applications for membership are available from Lois W. Gage, membership chair, 3342 NIB 0482.

“Good Morning America” host will speak today

Charles Gibson, co-host of ABC’s “Good Morning, America” television show, will speak at 4:30 p.m. today (Oct. 2) in Rackham Amphitheater. His talk is part of a series designed to explore the ways in which the U-M can meet the changing needs of society.

The series, “Changing in a World of Change: The University and its Publics,” is sponsored by the Office of the President and Senate Assembly.

LSA Faculty to meet today

The October meeting of the faculty of the College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LS&A) will be held at 4:10 p.m. today (Oct. 2) in Auditorium B in Angell Hall. Agenda items include a report of the executive committee and a report of the LS&A joint faculty-study policy committee. Refreshments will be served at 4 p.m.

Submit claims by Oct. 17

To guarantee reimbursement in their October paycheck, Benefit Reimbursement Account participants should submit claims to the Benefits Office, Wolverine Tower-Low Rise G405, by Oct. 17 for biweekly and monthly pay periods.

China after Deng topic of brown-bag lecture

Kenneth Lieberthal, professor of political science, will speak on “China after Deng” at noon Tues. (Oct. 3) in the Commons Room, Lane Hall. Lieberthal’s talk is one of a series of brown-bag luncheon lectures sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies.

International students: Learn about employment, health insurance

The International Center is sponsoring a workshop on practical training and employment for international students at 10 a.m. Thurs. (Oct. 5) and a workshop on health insurance for international students at noon the same day, both in Room 9, International Center. For more information, call 764-9310.

Ypsilanti Pediatrics Health Center holds open house

In celebration of its first year in the Ypsilanti community, the U-M Ypsilanti Pediatrics Health Center will hold an open house 5–7 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 5) at 555 Towner St.

The clinic provides well-baby and child care, physical exams, immunizations, adolescent medicine, asthma care and health screenings. Evening and Saturday appointment times are available.

To RSVP for the open house, call 484-7288.

Stearns Collection presents lecture/demonstration

As part of the Virginia Martin Howard Lecture Series, the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments, in conjunction with the School of Music, presents a lecture/demonstration by John Chernoff, senior research associate in the Department of Anthropology, West Chester University, Penn.

At 2 p.m. Sun. (Oct. 8) Chernoff will speak on “Drums and Drumming from Africa” in the School of Music Recital Hall. That evening, 7–9 p.m., he will hold a workshop on African drumming. Drummers and would-be African drummers are welcome.

HRD info can be found in fall catalog

A four-page insert on the Human Resource Development (HRD) courses offered during fall term appears in this issue. For details on the workshops mentioned consult the fall term HRD catalog, available by calling 764-7410. Information on other services offered through HRD, such as consulting and customized courses, also can be found in the fall catalog.

Business and Finance staff Fall M-Quality Forum scheduled

Mark your calendar for the fall M-Quality Forum for all Business and Finance staff who have been through team leader training. The forum will be held 8:30–noon Nov. 10 at the Michigan League. Invitations will be mailed by Oct. 16.

The forum is sponsored by Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Farris W. Womack.

Parking Services will be closed Oct. 6

To evaluate the sales and procedures for selling parking permits for 1995–96, Parking Services will be closed Fri. (Oct. 6). Regular office hours will resume Oct. 9.

Benefits info on the Web

1995 Open Enrollment benefits information now can be found on the World Wide Web. The Benefits home page address is' target='_parent'>

Healthy lifestyles for busy people

Don’t wait until New Year’s Eve to make the resolution to look and feel better. Attend one or all of the U-M Health Center in Brighton’s Healthy Lifestyles for Busy People series, 7–8:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Oct. 23, Nov. 6, Nov. 13 and Nov. 20. The series is available for a $75 fee; individual sessions are $20.

The five-class series will orient you to the flexibility and convenience of healthy lifestyle habits such as low-fat, high-nutrition eating; the benefits of regular aerobic and resistance-type exercise; and the enjoyment of an active lifestyle.

Oct. 16—Healthy Lifestyle Habits for Busy People.

Oct. 23—Using the New Nutrition Facts Label.

Nov. 6—M-Fit Supermarket Smart Tour at VG’s Food Center.

Nov. 13—Dining Out Can Easily Fit into a Healthy Lifestyle.

Nov. 20—Recipe Modification for the Holidays.

M-CARE members receive a 50 percent discount, up to $25, of the fee upon showing card. Preregistration is required. Call (810) 229-1419.

New Media Center holds open house

The New Media Center will host an open house Oct. 11–12 in its new location on the 3rd floor, School of Education Bldg. The grand opening celebration will include demonstrations of the center’s multi-media software and instructional applications. Scott Faye, creative director of Phillips Interactive, is the keynote speaker on Oct. 11.

Rick Spitz, vice president of Apple Learning Strategies, gives the closing address on Oct. 12. For more information, send e-mail to or access via the World Wide Web at http://www/oit/

Catch the movies at Dearborn

U-M Dearborn shows current movies at the Recreation and Organizations Center on the Dearborn campus at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. The feature this week is Die Hard: With a Vengeance, which is rated R. Admission is free and the movies are open to the public.

Next week’s feature film is Batman Forever, rated PG-13.

Brighton Health Center hosts open house

The U-M Health Center Brighton will hold an open house 5–7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the center, 8685 W. Grand River. Meet the staff and tour the facility, which welcomes new patients.

Appointment hours are 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Mon. and Tues., 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Wed.–Fri. and 9 a.m.–noon Sat.

Those interested in attending the open house can call (810) 227-9510 to RSVP.

Experts will speak on prostate, urologic cancer

The Comprehensive Cancer Center hosts Cancer AnswerNight 7–8:30 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 3) at the Marriott Hotel in Livonia. Joseph E. Oesterling and James E. Montie will discuss the risk factors and treatment options for prostate and other urologic cancers during this free, public information night.

For more information, call the Cancer AnswerLine, (800) 865-1125.

Beef up study skills for academic success

The Reading and Learning Skills Center will hold a series of workshops on study skills in October and November. The “Prime Time Study Skills” series is designed to help all students interested in upgrading their academic skills for efficiency and effectiveness. Classes meet 4:30–6 p.m. Oct. 18 and 25 and Nov. 1 and 8 in Room 2160, Shapiro Library, the Academic Resource Center Room. There is a $70 fee for the series.

To register, or for more information, call 998-7195.

Pianist Anton Nel to perform Oct. 7

Anton Nel, associate professor of music, will perform works by Mozart, Schonberg, Debussy and Schumann at 8 p.m. Sat. (Oct. 7) in the School of Music Recital Hall.

Nel, who currently is recording the complete piano music of Dvorak, began studying piano at age 10 and after only two years debuted with Beethoven’s C Major Concerto for piano. He has appeared with orchestras and as a recitalist throughout North America, Europe and Africa.

Admission to all School of Music faculty concerts is free.

CREES presents brown bag lecture

Jindrich Toman, professor and chair of the Department of Slavic languages and literatures, will speak on “Russians Rediscovered: New Work on East European Emigration to Czechoslovakia Between the Wars” at noon Wed. (Oct. 4) in the Commons Room, Lane Hall. The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES).

Program will discuss symptoms, treatments for PMS

Find out about the causes, symptoms and treatments for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) at an educational session 7–8:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the U-M Health Center in Northville. A $10 fee is payable at the door. Preregistration is required by calling (810) 344-1777.

Send CVs to NIS

News and Information Services (NIS) requests that faculty and staff members forward a current copy of their vitae to the office at 412 Maynard/1399. NIS maintains an extensive file of biographies of faculty, staff and administrators in order to respond to public and media requests for information.

Woman, Demon, Human will be shown Oct. 13

The story of Qui Yun, a famous Chinese opera actress specializing in male roles, will be shown at 8 p.m. Oct. 13 in Auditorium A, Angell Hall. The free film is in Mandarin with English subtitles. The Chinese film series is sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies.

No children under 12 will be admitted.

Learn test-taking strategies

The Reading and Learning Skills Center is sponsoring a workshop on preparing for college tests and dealing with stress and anxiety 4:30–6 p.m. today (Oct. 2) in the Academic Resource Center, Room 2160, Shapiro Library. The workshop, $15, is open to all students interested in learning test-taking skills at the college level and how to deal with the stress and anxiety testing may cause.

For more information, call 998-7195.

CSCAR workshop for researchers scheduled for Oct. 12

“Statistics: A Review,” a workshop for researchers sponsored by the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research (CSCAR), will be held 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Oct. 12 in Rackham Amphitheater. Edward Rothman, professor of statistics, will be featured. The session is recommended for any scholar interested in a refresher course in basic statistics.

The $100 fee includes lecture notes and refreshments.

To register, call 763-0341.

Suchocki asks, “What’s so Original about Sin?”

Marjorie Suchocki, Ingraham Professor of Theology, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the School of Theology in Claremont, Calif., will deliver the 508th lecture in the Henry Martin Loud Lecture Series. Her free, public lecture titled “What’s so Original about Sin?” begins at 7 p.m. Sun. (Oct. 8) in the first United Methodist Church. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Suchocki’s appearance is sponsored by the U-M Wesley Foundation, Campus Chapel and the Ecumenical Center and International Residence.

Lectures commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month

The U-M-Flint is presenting two lectures in conjunction with its Hispanic Heritage Month commemoration. At noon–1 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 4) in Michigan Room A, Harding Mott University Center, Michael Schroeder, professor of history, will present “Chipas: The Peso Crisis and the Struggle for Power in Contemporary Mexico.”

Noon–1 p.m. Oct. 12 in the same location, Robert Aponte, a professor from Michigan State University, will present “In the Eye of the Storm: Reflections on the Crisis in Contemporary Cuba.”

For information, call (810) 762-3431.

Border’s Benefit Days help Children’s Centers

Support the U-M Children’s Centers in their library enrichment during Border’s Benefit Days Oct. 13–15. Just mention the Centers upon making a purchase at Border’s Book and Music Shop (612 E. Liberty) and complete a designated “purchase coupon” available at the time of sale. A percentage of your purchases will be donated toward the Centers. Telephone credit card orders and gift certificate purchases also count toward Border’s Benefit Days. For more information, call 763-6784.

Conference to focus on role of press in Balkans

The U-M Working Group on War and Peace in Southeastern Europe will present a conference, Making War and Peace in the Balkans: The Role of Media Oct. 19–20 on the Ann Arbor campus. The conference brings together journalists and social scientists to examine roles played by the international and local media in the course of the Balkan conflicts. For information, call 747-2238.

Learn about baby care

Learn the basics about caring for your baby in an educational program sponsored by the U-M Health Center in Brighton from 5:30–6:30 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 4). The program will answer your questions and help you understand what is normal and when you need to call your doctor. Pregistration is required by calling (810) 229-1419.

Miss America to attend banquet for CCD

Miss America 1995 Heather Whitestone will be among the special guests attending this year’s banquet benefiting the U-M’s Center for Communication Disorders (CCD). The benefit will be held 7 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 6) at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Dearborn. Tickets are $175 per person and can be ordered by calling 936-8675.

Kelsey series presents three lectures

Three illustrated lectures will be presented by the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. Donald M. Bailey, keeper of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum, will give a lecture, “Roman Buildings at Hermopolis Magna in Egypt,” at 4 p.m. Oct. 13 in Auditorium D in Angell Hall. Catherine M. Johns, also keeper of Greek and Roman antiquities at the British Museum ,will present “Roman Treasures from Britain: Hoards from Hoxne, Thetford, Mildenhall and Elsewhere” at 4 p.m. Oct. 13 in Auditorium D in Angell Hall. Elizabeth C. Stone, associate professor at SUNY Stony Brook, will present “Anatomy of a Mesopotamian City: The Mashkan-Shapir Project” at 5 p.m. Oct. 17 in Room 180, Tappan Hall.

SPSS DOS site license being dropped

The terms of the University’s site license for SPSS, a statistics package frequently used by social science researchers, will change as of Jan. 31, 1996.

The SPSS for DOS license is being dropped, and users must upgrade to the Windows version. Individuals who have a site-licensed copy of SPSS for Windows or Macintosh will now need to pay a license renewal fee on an annual basis. The renewal fee also covers any SPSS upgrades released during that year.

In addition, SPSS no longer allows graduate students to purchase SPSS under the site license. Graduate students may purchase personal copies of the software at a special graduate student discount that is well below the regular educational discount

For more about the SPSS site license, send e-mail to For more information about using SPSS, contact Bennet Fauber ( or 764-7828) at the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research.