The University Record, September 5 , 1995

Briefings

For the record . . .

Applications for the 1995 Faculty Research Grants and Fellowship Program are due Oct. 13 in Room 1004, Rackham Bldg., not Oct. 1 as reported in a headline in the Aug. 14 issue of the Record.

Benefit reimbursement dates set

To guarantee reimbursement in their September paycheck, Benefit Reimbursement Account participants should submit claims by Sept. 19 for both biweekly and monthly pay periods to the Benefits Office, Wolverine Tower-Low Rise G405, 3003 S. State St.

Lawrence to receive first Baldwin Award

Stephen S. Lawrence will receive the first Ralph B. Baldwin Award in Astrophysics and Space Sciences in ceremonies beginning at 4 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 7) in Room 807, Dennison Bldg.

The award is given for the most outstanding doctoral thesis concerning space and its bodies and relevant physical processes.

Lawrence will discuss his thesis, “Imaging Spectroscopy of the Crab Nebula, Cas A, and GK Per,” at 4 p.m. The award will be presented at 5 p.m., with a reception following in Room 845. The public is invited.

Langdon to present Hovey Lecture

Philip Langdon, a senior editor of Progressive Architecture, will deliver the free, public Graham Hovey Lecture on “A Better Place to Live: Reshaping the American Suburb” at 4 p.m. Fri. (Sept. 8) in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.

Langdon currently is on a book tour of the same title. The paperback version was published by Harper Collins and the hardcover by the University of Massachusetts Press.

A Better Place to Live, Langdon‘s sixth book, grew out of a cover story in Atlantic Monthly titled “A Good Place to Live.” Langdon received support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Graham Foundation to research the book.

His presentation is sponsored by the Michigan Journalism Fellows Program. Langdon was a fellow in 1980.

For information, call 998-7666.

Purchasing guide is available at M-Stores, on-line

A new Purchasing Guide, published by the Purchasing, Stores and Auxiliary Services M-Quality cross-functional task team, is now available from M-Stores (stock #370964) or on the World Wide Web.

The guide is in response to requests for a publication that will help staff “navigate through the procurement process,” says Philip M. Abruzzi, director of Purchasing, Stores and Auxiliary Services. “We believe it is a useful tool and an excellent communication link between purchasing and the campus departments.”

The URL on the World Wide Web is www.umich.edu/~purch/guide.html' target='_parent'>http://www.umich.edu/~purch/guide.html.

African music expert to speak

Paul Berliner, associate professor of ethnomusicology at the Northwestern University School of Music, will discuss “The Many Creative Faces of African Mbira” at 2 p.m. Sun. (Sept. 10) in the School of Music Recital Hall. His presentation is part of the Virginia Martin Howard Lecture Series.

Believed by the native people of Zimbabwe to be a bridge for communication between the world of the living and the departed, the ancient mbira also has been a powerful symbol of nationalism during Zimbabwe‘s two struggles for independence.

Berliner learned to play the mbira from master African teachers and will use the instrument and its complex musical system to accompany his singing of African songs. His book, The Soul of the Mbira, is the standard reference for the field.

Pienta discusses prostate cancer

Kenneth Pienta, associate professor of internal medicine and surgery, will discuss “Prevention and Therapy in Prostate Cancer” at the meeting of the Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group, 6:30 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 7) in Conference Dining Room C/D, University Hospital Cafeteria.

Prostate cancer survivors and their families are invited to the presentation, which includes time for questions. Refreshments will be provided. Free parking is available in the Patient/Visitor Parking Deck. The program is coordinated by the Departments of Social Work and Urology. For information or to RSVP, call 763-9954.

English classes offered for international families

English classes for the families of international students, faculty and staff are offered by the Family Housing Language Program. Registration for fall term child, teen and adult classes is under way. In addition, native speakers of English are needed as volunteer conversation or classroom partners. For information, call the Family Housing Community Services Office, 763-1440.

Turner holds four-week workshop on “Staying Dry”

The U-M‘s Turner Geriatric Clinic is presenting a free, four-week workshop on “Staying Dry: How to Care for and Enhance the Function of an Aging Bladder.” Sessions are 3–5 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27, at the Turner Clinic, 1010 Wall St. Class size is limited and registration is required. Call 936-1884 to register or for more information.

Find out how to care for your newborn

Learn the basics of caring for your baby in an educational program at the Brighton Health Center 5:30–6:30 p.m. Wed. (Sept. 6). You will find out what is normal and when you need to call the doctor. The center is located at 8685 W. Grand River. Call 998-7305 or (810) 227-9510 to register for the free program.

UMSAC seeks fellows for training grant

The U-M Substance Abuse Center (UMSAC) is seeking a second cohort of fellows for a training grant sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to begin in August 1996.

Application deadline is Jan. 2, 1996. Pre-doctoral students should have a bachelor‘s degree in a relevant discipline, their preliminary exams completed and be accepted by a U-M doctoral program, as well as have a strong interest in conducting integrative research on alcohol, tobacco and other drug-

Turner series focuses on South America

The Learning in Retirement Program (LIR) of Turner Geriatric Services will present a five-lecture series on “Focus on South Africa” 10–11:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 14 at the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium, 990 Wall St. The series fee is $25 for LIR members, $30 for non-members. For information, call 764-2556 mornings.

  • Sept. 14: “Profiles in Development: Venezuela, Chile, Brazil and Argentina, Ronald Cere, professor of language and international trade, Eastern Michigan University.”

  • Sept. 20: “The Media and Society in South America Today,” Margarit de la Vega Hurtado, lecturer in American culture.

  • Sept. 28: “Agriculture and Nutrition: Public Policy in Chile, John D. Nystuen, professor of urban geography and planning.”

  • Oct. 5: “Brazil from Colonial Times to the Present, Sueann Caulfield, assistant professor of history.”

  • Oct. 12: TBA.

  • Oct. 19: “The Crisis in Venezuela: Are There Any Solutions?” Daniel H. Levine, professor of political science.

    related problems. Pre-doctoral appointments are for two years.

    Post-doctoral applicants must have a doctorate in an appropriate field, demonstrated research productivity and academic excellence in conducting integrative research on alcohol, tobacco and other drug-related problems. Post-doctoral appointments are for one or two years.

    For information or an application packet, contact UMSAC, 715 N. University, #6 1611; 998-6500; or fax request to 998-6508.

    New Art League to explore cybernetic music

    The New Art League, a subgroup to the Friends of the Museum of Art, is sponsoring “Cybernetic Music-Image Environments” 11 a.m.–noon Sat. (Sept. 9) at the Museum.

    John Dunn and Jamy Sheridan will give a music/image presentation and discussion of software tools and environments for artists.

    Dunn will present excerpts from his musical work based on the rich and expressive structuring of DNA data. Sheridan will show excerpts from his “magic carpet” works.

    For information, contact Alexa Lee, 663-8800.

    Time to sharpen skates for ice hockey

    The Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program will take entries for ice hockey 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Intramural Sports Bldg., 606 E. Hoover. Fee is $455 per team. A mandatory manager‘s meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 14 in Cliff Keen Arena. Games will begin Sept. 17 and will be played 9 p.m.–1 a.m. Sundays–Thursdays at Yost Ice Arena. For information, call 763-3562.

    Find out about mushrooms

    Find out about Michigan mushrooms in a class offered by the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and taught by Robert Shaffer, curator of fungi at the Herbarium, and Jocelyn Shafer. Mushrooms will first be studied in slide lectures and later through field trips in four different areas. Each trip ends with display, identification and discussion of the morning‘s finds, plus sautéing and tasting of some of the edibles.

    The course meets Tuesdays 7:15–9:15 p.m. Sept. 12, 19 and 26 and Oct. 3 and Saturdays 9 a.m.–noon Sept. 16, 23 and 30 and Oct. 7. Fee is $130, $80 for field sessions only.

    For information or to register, call 998-7061.

    Sign up for soccer

    The Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program will take entries for soccer 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Intramural Sports Bldg., 606 E. Hoover. The entry fee is $50 per team. A mandatory manager‘s meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 in Cliff Keen Arena. Games will begin Sept. 14 at the Mitchell Fields on Fuller Road, 5:30–10:30 p.m. Mondays–Thursdays. For information, call 763-3562.

    Sign up for slow pitch tournament

    The entry deadline for slow pitch softball, $49 per team, is 5:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Intramural Sports Bldg., 606 E. Hoover. A mandatory manager‘s meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 in Cliff Keen Arena. The tournament will begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 15 and continue 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Sept. 16 and 17 at the Mitchell Fields, Fuller Rd. For information, call 763-3562.

    Sign up for skating, hockey classes at Yost

    Yost Ice Arena will offer the following classes this fall. Some begin this week. To register, visit the arena at 1000 S. State St. or call 764-4600.

  • Learn-to-Skate, for all ages, 1–1:50 p.m. Sundays and 7–7:50 p.m. Thursdays, $48.

  • Parent and Tot Learn-to-Skate, 10–10:50 a.m. Fridays, $36.

  • Adult Skating Class, designed to improve skills at a relaxed pace, 7:30–8:20 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, $60.

  • Adult Hockey Class, 7:30–8:50 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, $90.

    Greene to perform Etudes of Scriabin

    Music Prof. Arthur Greene (piano) will give a free recital of the complete etudes of Scriabin at 4 p.m. Sun. (Sept. 10) at the School of Music Recital Hall.

    The 24 etudes of Scriabin, a composer and piano prodigy from Moscow (1872–1915), are considered among the most challenging and fascinating short pieces in the piano repertoire.

    Greene has performed throughout the United States, Europe and the Far East. He won first prize in the 1978 Gina Bachauer International Competition and the 1977 New York Young Artists in Recital.

    Summer Work-Study funds ended Aug. 19

    The Work-Study Program for summer term ended Aug. 19. Students were to receive their final pay Sept. 2, and reimbursement to departments ended that day.

    The beginning date for students with fall term Work-Study appointments is today (Sept. 5). Questions? Call 763-4128.

    Psych clinic moves

    The Psychological Clinic, a University-based service for the entire community, has moved to the second floor of the East Engineering Bldg. For information or to schedule an appointment, call 764-3471.

    Children‘s Health Fair is Sept. 6

    Children can receive free lead screenings, immunizations and sickle cell information at the Children‘s Health Fair 3–6 p.m. Wed. (Sept. 6) at the Washtenaw County Human Services Bldg., 2140 E. Ellsworth Rd. The fair is presented by U-M Ypsilanti Pediatrics, Washtenaw County Health Services and the Washtenaw County Department of Environment in Infrastructure Services.

    Kindergartners, Head Start and pre-school-age children are eligible for the free services.

    For information, call U-M Ypsilanti Pediatrics, 484-7288.

    Med Center units seek volunteers

    If you are looking for a place to share your time and talents, the Medical Center Volunteer Services Department would like to talk to you. Volunteers are needed in the Motor Meals Program, Friends Gift Shops, Housing Bureau for Seniors and Gifts of Art. Opportunities are as diverse as the volunteers and generally require a commitment of three to four hours per week. Teens 14 years of age and older are welcome.

    To learn more, attend an information meeting 7–8 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 7); 4–5 p.m. Sept. 12; or 5–6 p.m. Sept. 13, all in Ford Amphitheater, University Hospital.

    For more information on volunteering in adult services call 936-4327, in maternal/child services, 764-6874; or Motor Meals, 763-

    UMS usher positions available

    The University Musical Society will be accepting applications for ushering positions for the 1995–96 Season 6–8 p.m. Wed. and Thurs. (Sept. 6–7) at the Hill Auditorium Box Office.

    The Musical Society uses a volunteer ushering staff for all of its presentations throughout the school year at Hill Auditorium, Rackham Auditorium and the Power Center. Preference is given to (1) returning qualified ushers, (2) graduated students and townspeople and (3) undergraduate students.

    For information, call 913-9696.2377.

    New friends group forms

    The New Art League (NAL) is a subgroup of the Friends of the Museum of Art, designed to foster an interest in contemporary visual art.

    NAL hopes to stimulate interaction among artists, galleries, the Museum and the general public through special events such as its “Second Saturday Mornings” program. In these programs, interested individuals are invited to learn more about the latest in contemporary visual art at various locations in and near Ann Arbor. The format for each event is flexible and can include discussions led by an art historian, artist, critic or NAL member.

    Membership is open to all interested individuals and meetings are held the first Monday of the month. For information, contact Alexa Lee, 663-8800.

    Grimes to give slide-lecture

    Karl Grimes of Dublin City University will give a lecture slide presentation on “Visible and Invisible: Creative Cross-Cultural Inquiry Behind the Camera‘s Eye” 4–5 p.m. Wed. (Sept. 6) in the Rackham Amphitheater. His visit is sponsored by the Ireland Cultural Arts Grant and includes an exhibition in the East Gallery on the third floor of the Rackham Bldg. To qualify, subjects must have a valid driver‘s license, four years‘ driving experience and experience operating a six-way power seat in a car they regularly drive. Call 936-1113 for more information.

    Healthy men and women ages 45–65 are needed for a study to learn more about blood flow and blood vessel problems. Individuals with diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease are not eligible for the study. The study requires two weekday morning visits, each lasting four to five hours, in the Clinical Research Center. Subjects will be compensated $175 for their participation. Call the Research Participation Program of the Geriatrics Center, 936-6073, for more information.

    Women 50–65 years old not currently engaged in an exercise program are sought for a seven-month study on the age-associated changes in growth hormone secretion and body composition. Participants will receive body composition and dietary intake assessments free of charge. Three one-day stays at the U-M General Clinical Research Center are required for hormone measurements. For more information call Katarina Borer at 764-1343.

    Free health assessment for uninsured children available

    Children in need can receive free health assessments at the Marshall H. Becker Memorial Health Clinic in the Taubman Center 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Sat. (Sept. 9) and Oct. 14.

    Health services available to uninsured children up to 20 years of age include: immunizations, TB testing, well-child visits and acute care. Parents or guardians must be present for children to receive immunizations and must bring the children‘s immunizations records. Questions are welcomed and will be answered by a physician. Doctors also will be available to provide prescription refills and to fill out camp, school and sports physical forms.

    The Becker Clinic is supported by a grant from the Galens Medical Society and contributions of time and finances from U-M employees and students.

    Free parking validations and bus tokens will be available. For information and to make appointments, call 763-9400. The clinic is located in Area D Pediatrics on the first level of the Taubman Center.