The University Record, October 9, 1995

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    Task force members

    Most of the appointments to the Faculty Contract task force have been made, but several are pending. The Record will announce the appointments as soon as all are finalized.

    The Organization of the University: John E. Tropman, professor of social work and adjust professor of business administration; David J. Anderson, associate chair and professor of electrical engineering and computer science; Karen Drabenstott, associate professor of information and library studies; Seyhan N. Ege, professor of chemistry; Roderick J. Little, chair and professor of biostatistics and of statistics;

    Michael A. Marletta, the John Gideon Searle Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy and professor of biological chemistry; Vincent Massey, professor of biological chemistry; Stuart Y. McDougal, professor of English and director, Program in Comparative Literature; Charlotte M. Mistretta, professor of dentistry and of nursing and research scientist, Center for Human Growth and Development;

    Marvin W. Peterson, professor of education and director, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education; Robert E. Quinn, professor of organizational behavior and human resource man-agement; and Max S. Wicha, professor of internal medicine and director, Cancer Center.

    Recruiting and Retaining the Exceptional Faculty Member and Student: Huda Akil, professor of psychiatry, the Gardner C. Quarton Professor of Neurosciences, research scientist, Mental Health Research Institute and director, Neuroscience Program (co-chair); Robert S. Savit, professor of physics (co-chair);

    David C. Blair, associate professor of computer and information systems and associate professor of information and library studies; Anthony M. Bloch, associate professor of mathematics; Celeste A. Brusati, associate professor of history of art and of women’s studies; Barry N. Checkoway, professor of social work and of urban and regional planning and director, Community Services and Service Learning, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs;

    Thomas M. Donahue, the Edward H. White II Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Planetary Science and professor emeritus of physics; Anne Ruggles Gere, professor of education and of English; Steven A. Goldstein, assistant dean for research and graduate studies, Medical School, professor of surgery and of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics and research scientist, Institute of Gerontology;

    Randolph M. Nesse, professor of psychiatry and associate chair for education, Department of Psychiatry; Eugene M. Pijanowski, associate dean for undergraduate education and professor of art, School of Art; Kent D. Syverud, professor of law; and Karla T. Taylor, associate professor of English.

    MLK Day program deadline is Nov. 1

    Units planning events in conjunction with the University’s commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January must register their events with the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Multicultural Affairs by Nov. 1 to be included in the 1996 Symposium Program Guide.

    This year’s theme for a two-week series of events is “Affirmation Through Action: The Challenge Continues...”

    To register an event or program, or for more information, contact Symposium coordinator Michael Jones-Coleman, 936-1055, or via e-mail at mikejc@umich.edu.

    ‘Smoke-Free’ begins Oct. 16

    “Smoke Free,” the University Health Service program that provides information and support necessary to stop smoking, begins Oct. 16. Sessions will be held noon–1 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays for four weeks.

    The four phases of the program are reviewed at the free introductory sessions, after which those interested register for the program. The fee is $50; $25 is refunded to those who attend every session.

    Those planning to attend the introductory session should call the Health Promotion and Community Relations Department, 763-1320.

    Turner Geriatric Clinic offers workshop

    A workshop for professionals who work with older adults will be offered 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 13) at the Henry Ford Estate, Fair Lane in Dearborn. Participants will learn about normal, age-related memory changes as well as memory losses associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Registration for the program, sponsored by Turner Geriatric Services, is $75 and includes light refreshments. Lunch is not included. For information or to register, call 764-2556.

    Readings by visiting writers

    The Department of English and Borders Books will present a poetry reading at 4 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Rackham Amphitheatre as part of its Visiting Writers series. Guest poet will be Elizabeth Alexander.

    Author T. Coraghessen Boyle will present a fiction reading at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Pendleton Room of the Michigan Union. Admission to both readings is free.

    Comedienne Lynn Lavner to perform Thurs. at Hillel

    An appearance by comedienne Lynn Lavner at 8 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 12) at Hillel is being sponsored by the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Programs Office and the Jewish Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Collective. Lavner, the self-described “short, left-handed, Jewish lesbian from New York,” is billed as “America’s most politically incorrect entertainer.” The event is part of the National Coming Out Week celebration. For ticket information, call 763-4186 or 769-0500.

    Tropical flower paintings are subject of presentation

    The New Art League of the Friends of the Museum of Art will present “Angelis Jackowski: Monumental Tropical Flowers in Watercolor” 11 a.m.-noon Sat. (Oct. 14) at the T’Marra Gallery-Artsearch. The program, part of the New Art League’s monthly series, will feature Jackowski, first-prize winner of the Michigan Watercolor Society annual exhibitions in 1994 and 1995, who will show and discuss her large-scale tropical paintings. For information, call Teri Marra, 769-3223.

    Rackham String Quartet to perform at Art Museum

    The Museum of Art will host a performance of the Rackham String Quartet at 8 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 12) as part of its 1995-96 Chamber Concert Series. The quartet, formed by U-M graduate students in 1991, includes alumni Lenora-Marya Anop and Laurel Butler, violin, and Andrew Ruben, cello.

    A public tour exploring the links between art and music will take place one hour before the concert. Tickets to the concert are $15 ($7 for students) and are available at the Museum Gift Shop or by calling 747-0521.

    Feminist anthropology topic of conference

    “Negotiating Feminist Anthropology: Bridging Theory and Practice” is the topic of a conference to be held Sat.–Sun. (Oct. 14–15) in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.

    The interactive conference will address the place of gender studies and feminist theory in the academy, combining remarks by faculty, graduate students and invited speakers and four workshops: “Gendered Categories,” “Theory and Practice,” “Anthropology from Feminist Perspectives” and “Rethinking Resistance.”

    Sessions will be held 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Sat. and 9:30 a.m.–noon Sun.

    For information send e-mail to fem.anth@umich.edu.

    Lab supply info sessions scheduled Oct. 16

    Confused about the new preferred vendor contract with Fisher Scientific? Don’t know what to continue to order from Stores? Want to give some feedback or ask questions about the program? Representatives of Purchasing, M-Stores and Fisher will be available to answer your questions at the following locations Oct. 16:

  • 8:30–9:30 a.m., Room 1311, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Bldg.

  • 10–11 a.m., Room 1706, Chemistry Bldg.

  • 1–2 p.m., Room 3330, Med. Sci. I Bldg.

    Each session will begin with a brief presentation, followed by time for questions and answers. For information, call 998-7786.

    Diversity Choir seeks members

    Like to sing? Then join the Business and Finance Diversity Choir. The choir will perform at the Business and Finance Martin Luther King Day convocation Jan. 15. Rehearsals are held weekly, 3:30–5 p.m. Wednesdays beginning this week (Oct. 11) at the Student Theater Arts Complex, 1201 Kipke Dr. Choir members do not need formal music training, but it is important to attend as many rehearsals as possible. Release time for Business and Finance staff members traditionally has been approved by Farris W. Womack, executive vice president and chief financial officer, subject to the approval of individual departments.

    For information or to sign up, call George Elliott, 763-9379, or send e-mail to Mary Jo Huber, mjhuber@umich.edu.

    Tort reform symposium is Oct. 13–14 at Law School

    How best to reform the tort system is the subject of “Tort Reform: Legislative, Academic and Practitioner Solutions,” a symposium Oct. 13–14 at the Law School. It is sponsored by the Michigan Law 7 Policy Review, a new law journal dedicated to the presentation of conservative legal scholarship.

    Panelists include Michael Horowitz of the Hudson Institute and Jeffery O’Connell of the University of Virginia Law School. Symposium sponsors note that both panelists’ ideas on tort reform have been central to legislation introduced by Michigan Sen. Spencer Abraham.

    Dinner and a keynote address are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Fri. Panel discussions begin at 8:30 a.m. Sat. in Room 250, Hutchins Hall, with lunch at noon.

    For ticket information, call 763-6100.

    Career options? Make the right decision

    Join the Career Decision Making: The Step Before the Job Search workshop sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women to assess and evaluate career choices and changes. The workshop will be held 7–9:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30 on the second floor of the Michigan Square Building, 330 E. Liberty.

    To register ($40, U-M students $10), call 998-7210.

    Workshop teaches Living in Space

    How rockets work and why the space shuttle is designed the way it is are questions that will be answered at the Exhibit Museum’s children’s workshop Getting to Space, 10 a.m.–noon Sat. (Oct. 14). Children will eat the same kinds of snacks that the astronauts had in orbit.

    The workshop is designed for children in grades 3–5. Registration fee is $12.50, $10 for Museum members. To register or for more information, call 764-0478.

    CEW sponsors workshops for graduate students

    The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) is presenting two workshops this week of interest to graduate students.

  • Negotiating Skills for Graduate Students will be held 3–5 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 10) in the CEW Conference Room. Presenter Zena Zumeta will give tips on negotiating with both faculty and students to achieve mutually satisfying goals.

  • Survival Skills for the Dissertation Process will be held noon–5 p.m. Sat. (Oct. 14) in the CEW Conference Room. Presenter Gail Eisen will provide step-by-step practical tips and a comprehensive overview of the dissertation process from selecting a research topic to maintaining psychological well-being. Space is limited. Registration and materials are $25. To register, call Merta Trumble, 998-7080.

    Tech Day is Oct. 14 at College of Engineering

    High school juniors and seniors and transfer students interested in an engineering career are invited to attend the free Tech Day 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat. (Oct. 14) at the College of Engineering.

    Students and parents can sign up for tours of departments based on their specific interests, and information sessions on admissions and financial aid will be available. There also will be opportunities to meet and talk with engineering students, faculty and alumni.

    Advance registration is required and tour space is limited. Registration forms are available in high school counseling offices or call the U-M Engineering Council office, 764-8511, or Sharon Burch, recruitment director, 763-5050.

    Sheilah Kast to speak at Town Hall Lecture

    ABC-TV news correspondent Sheilah Kast is the first speaker in the Town Hall Lecture Series, sponsored by the Margaret Waterman Alumnae Group. Kast will speak at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 19 in Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, Michigan League about her experience in both print and broadcast media.

    Tickets, $15 for the lecture, $13 for the following luncheon, are available in advance by calling Martha Krumm at 994-9319 or Sharon Hutchins, 665-2610.

    Deadline is close for fall term tennis tournament

    The entry deadline for the fall term tennis tournament for both singles and doubles is 4:30 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 12). Those interested in playing this fall should bring a $5 entry fee for singles, $9 for doubles, to the Intramural Sports Bldg, 606 E. Hoover by that time. Tournament play will be conducted at the Palmer Tennis Courts beginning at 9 a.m. Sat. and Sun. (Oct. 14–15). Rain dates are Oct. 21–22. The program is sponsored by the Department of Recreational Sports.

    For more information, call 763-3562.

    Health Sciences Libraries offer workshops

    Two classes are open to faculty, students and staff through the Health Sciences Libraries. Health Sciences Resources on the Internet will be held 10 a.m.–noon Thurs. (Oct. 12) in LRC 3950, Taubman Medical Library. MIRLYN Netscape will be offered 10–11:30 a.m. Wed. (Oct. 11) in the basement of the School of Public Health Bldg. II.

    To register for either workshop, call 936-1391.

    International Center hosts two workshops

    The International Center is sponsoring two workshops for international students. Practical Training and Employment for International Students and Scholars will be held 10 a.m. Fri. (Oct. 13) and 2 p.m. Oct. 18, both in Room 9, International Center. How to Spend the Holidays, a workshop for students, faculty and staff, will be held at 4 p.m. Oct. 20 in the same location.

    For more information on these or other programs and workshops, call 764-9310.

    Lesbian Gay Bisexual faculty alliance reception is Wed.

    The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Faculty Alliance will hold its annual reception 5–7 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 11) in the West Conference Room, 4th floor, Rackham Bldg.

    Register now for pre-season football

    The Department of Recreational Sports will take entries for the 1995 pre-season football tournament 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. today through Thurs. (Oct. 9–12). A mandatory managers’ meeting will be held 6 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 12) in Cliff Keen Arena. Games will be played beginning 5 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 13) and 9 a.m. Sat.–Sun. (Oct. 14–15). An entry fee of $35 per team is required.

    For more information, call 763-3562.

    Middle East distinguished lecture scheduled Oct. 17

    The Middle East Distinguished Lecture, “Israel in the New Middle East,” will be given by David Menashri, senior research fellow at Moyshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies and professor of Middle Eastern and African history at Tel Aviv University. Menashri will speak at 4 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Rackham East Lecture Room. The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.

    Watch bookbinders, conservators at work

    The conservation and book repair units of the University Library welcome the public to their open house 4–7:30 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 11) at the Conservation Lab, 3203 Buhr Bldg.

    Staff at the conservation lab repair circulating books and rare manuscript and printed materials. The open house features displays of their work, equipment and supplies. It is sponsored by the preservation division and the Friends of the University Library.

    Learn about risk factors and breast cancer

    “Mother, Daughter, Sister, Self: Women and Cancer” is the second in a speaker series sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Center Director Max Wicha will join Vicki Baker, director of gynecologic oncology, and Sofia Merajver, director of the High-Risk Breast Cancer Clinic, to discuss genetics and other risk factors, early detection and new areas of research and treatment for breast cancer at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Livonia Marriott Hotel. The program is free.

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

    Learn about Roman buildings, treasures

    Donald M. Bailey, keeper of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum, will give an illustrated lecture on “Roman Buildings at Hermopolis Magna in Egypt” 4 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 13) in Auditorium D, Angell Hall.

    At 4 p.m. Oct. 16 Catherine M. Johns, keeper of Greek and Roman antiquities at the British Museum, will speak on “Roman Treasures from Britain: Hoards from Hoxne, Thetford, Mildenhall and Elsewhere” in the same location.

    The lectures are sponsored by the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Department of Classical Studies, Rackham School of Graduate Studies, the Department of the History of Art and the U-M Libraries and supported by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council.

    World’s oldest music group makes Ann Arbor debut

    With a 4,000-year history in the hills of Morocco, the Master Musicians of Jajouka are the world’s oldest music group. The 20-member mystical ensemble will make its Ann Arbor debut at 8 p.m. Oct. 21 in Rackham Auditorium as part of the group’s first tour of the United States.

    The Master Musicians of Jajouka are members of an aristocratic tribe of royal Moroccan pipers and drummers who have played their entrancing music to the sultans for centuries. Tickets, $22, $20, $16 and $14, are available through the University Musical Society box office, 764-2538. Preceding the perfomance will be a free, public lecture by Kim Hunter of WDET Radio, titled “A Royal, Mystical Legacy,” at 7 p.m. in the East Lecture Room on the third floor of Rackham.

    Botanical Gardens offer chance to get the lowdown on soil

    “Excavate the Secrets,” a two-day course by the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, offers participants the chance to get under the skin of Mother Earth by learning about soil. Learn how to deal with too much or not enough drainage, discover the importance of “sweet and sour,” and “pick apart” soil from your own gardens to examine it for physical content and nutritional value. Instructor is Ester Lamb, senior horticultural assistant. The class meets 7–8:30 p.m. two Mondays, Oct. 16 and 23. Registration is $25. For information, call 998-7061.