The University Record, September 11, 1995


Gardens’ docents schedule tours

Matthaei Botanical Gardens docents have scheduled Conservatory and trail tours this month at 2 p.m. Sept. 17 and 24, focusing on “An Introduction to the Matthaei Botanical Gardens.”

Gardens’ exhibits are planted to show their diversity in both natural and cultural settings. The tours will explore various ways one can appreciate the diversity of the plant world.

Conservatory tour participants should sign in at the lobby reception desk. Admission is $2 for adults. Trail tour participants should meet their guide on the front steps. Trail tours are free.

The Gardens are located at 1800 N. Dixboro Rd.

Non-credit computer courses available

The Information Technology Division (ITD) offers a variety of short-term non-credit courses on widely used computer applications, Internet resources and networking for all faculty, staff and students.

Most courses begin Sept. 18, but some begin as early as Tues. (Sept. 12). To register for the classes or to request a course schedule in campus mail, call 763-3700 or send e-mail to

Upcoming early courses include:

  • Tues. (Sept. 12), Data Access Overview, 10 a.m.–noon, 3001 SEB.

  • Wed. (Sept. 13), Orientation to the DSC Mainframe, 1–4 p.m., 3001 SEB.

  • Wed. and Thurs. (Sept. 13–14), MTS Data Migration Parts 1 and 2, 6–8 p.m., 3001 SEB.

    Transportation Services goes online

    Information regarding bus routes and schedules, chartering buses, leasing vehicles and more is at your fingertips when you access the Transportation Service Gopher in the U-M’s GOpherBLUE gopher server. Choose “About GOpherBLUE” from the main menu, then select “Experimental Gophers,” a temporary home for the information.

    Poet Moss to read from works

    Poet Thylias Moss will give a free, public reading at 4 p.m. Sept. 20 in Rackham Amphitheater as part of the Department of English-Borders Books and Music Visiting Writers Series.

    Moss’s poetry books include Hosiery Seams on a Bow-legged Woman; Pyramid of Bone; At Redbones: Rainbow Remnants in Rock Bottom Ghetto Sky; and, most recently, Small Congregations: New and Selected Poems.

    Moss teaches creative writing at the U-M and is working on a prose manuscript, the story of her life.

    LS&A faculty meet today

    The first LS&A faculty meeting of the academic year will be held today (Sept. 11) at 4:10 p.m. in Aud. B, Angell Hall. Refreshments will be served at 4 p.m. Agenda items include:

  • Introduction of new recipients of named professorships; of chairs, directors and College deans; and of new faculty members.

  • Presentation of a series of special awards.

  • Report of the Executive Committee.

  • Remarks by Dean Edie N. Goldenberg.

    Matthaei class focuses on pruning

    Find out about the proper techniques for pruning deciduous shrubs and small ornamental and native trees at a Matthaei Botanical Gardens workshop 6:30–8:30 p.m. Sept. 20 and 10 a.m.–noon Sept. 23. Irene McDonnell Cahill, forestry supervisor, city of Lansing, will focus on naturalistic shaping and thinning, as well as size reduction and rejuvenation where necessary. Come dressed to be outdoors at least part of the time and bring any tools you already own. The fee is $25. To register, call 998-7061.

    Telecast focuses on legality of multimedia presentations

    The ability to create multimedia presentations on desktop PCs offers educators a powerful new instructional tool, but also opens up a new area of copyright law. How much of a piece of music can be used? Can clips from a movie or television show be excerpted legally? How should periodical references be cited?

    Those who plan to use multimedia in education should tune in to “Multimedia Fair Use Guidelines,” an interactive satellite telecast from PBS on Sept. 21. The program will outline fair use guidelines for multimedia under development by the Consortium of College and University Media Centers. Representatives from the publishing, recording and motion media industries, and from educational associations and government agencies will discuss the expectations related to intellectual property, attribution, citation and creative integrity. Panel members also will answer call-in questions.

    The program will focus on three areas:

  • Educational fair use guidelines now being developed.

  • What the guidelines will say about multimedia fair use in various learning environments.

  • What will constitute fair use for materials made available on the Internet.

    The free program is sponsored locally by the School of Information and Library Studies, the Film and Video Library, the Language Resource Center and the Digital Library Program.

    It will air 1–3 p.m. at the following sites: Ehrlicher Room (Room 411), West Engineering Bldg.; Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union; and Room 165, Chrysler Center. For information, call Pat Hodges, 764-8016.

    Bladder problems in women focus of free lecture

    “Conquering Incontinence and Bladder Problems” is the focus of a free lecture 7:30–9:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium.

    The presentation is sponsored by the Women’s Health Resource Center at the Medical Center. Speakers will be John DeLancey, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of the Division of Gynecology, and Gary Faerber, assistant professor of surgery, Section of Urology.

    Parking is free and refreshments will be served. For information, call 936-8886.

    Find out how to care for a parent with Alzheimer’s

    “Coping with a Parent Who May Have Alzheimer’s Disease” is the focus of the first of this year’s series of Eldercare Workshops sponsored by the Family Care Resources Program. Program Coordinator Leslie de Pietro will focus on symptoms and common behaviors of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as coping strategies for relatives and caregivers. The free session will be held noon–1 p.m. Sept. 20 in Room 4, Michigan League.

    Nutrition expert will speak on role of soy in cancer prevention

    Mark Messina, author of The Simple SOYBEAN and Your Health, will speak at noon Thurs. (Sept. 14) in Dow Auditorium, Towsley Center. His presentation, “Soybean’s Role in Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention,” is geared to health professionals and co-sponsored by the Cancer Center, Human Nutrition and M-Fit.

    For more information, call 936-9583.

    Pound House seeks volunteers

    Pound House Children’s Center is seeking student volunteers to help in the child care program for children ages 2 1/2–5. Volunteers are asked to be available six hours per week and attend a weekly one-hour training session.

    For information, call 764-2547. Orientation for new student staff will be held 5–7 p.m. Sept. 19.

    Dutch group holds open meeting

    Find out more about the Netherlands American University League at its annual membership reception 4–6 p.m. Sun. (Sept. 17.) The non-profit group is interested in the Dutch language and culture. Refreshments will be served.

    The program is sponsored by Dutch Studies, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. For information and location of the meeting, contact Ton Broos, 764-5370.

    Family Housing offers foreign language classes

    The Family Housing Language Program offers foreign language classes at the Family Housing Community Center on North Campus. Classes in Spanish II will meet 7–9 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 5–Nov. 2. Beginning Japanese classes will meet 7–9:30 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 9–Dec. 14. Classes are $75 for Family Housing residents, $95 for others.

    To register, call the Family Housing Community Services Office, 763-1440.

    Fundraising tour provides rare ride through Arb

    If a nostalgic trip down memory lane is up your alley, reserve your space in one of the vintage cars or modern vans that will provide rides through Nichols Arboretum Sun. (Sept. 17.) The Arb has been closed to vehicle traffic since 1964.

    “As You Liked It,” a fundraising event of the Michigan League-Nichols Arboretum-Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Partnership, features the Arb tour as one of a trio of activities slated for 2–5 p.m. Participants also will be treated to afternoon tea in the League’s “secret garden” and scenes from Shakespeare’s As You Like It from the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre’s fall production.

    For reservations, $20, or more information, call 763-5832.

    BMC changes hours

    Biomedical Communications (BMC) Medical Production Services will be open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. at its locations in U-M Hospitals, Kresge Building III and 1327 Jones Dr. North Campus Commons hours remain 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Mon.–Fri.

    For more information on services offered by BMC, call 998-6140.

    Sponsors: Get ready for ‘one-stop-shopping’

    The University Record has formed a partnership with UM-Events that will eventually result in “one-stop shopping” for groups seeking publicity for their events. Planners should continue to send events listings to the Record and should make arrangements to become an authorized sponsor with UM-Events. Doing this will ensure inclusion in both calendar listings once the transition is complete. Sponsors will be notified when they no longer need to send listings to the Record.

    UM-Events is on GopherBlue, accessible from all Campus Computing Centers at the Merit Which Host? prompt, and to any school or organization with access to the Internet. Just type UM-GopherBlue at the Which Host? prompt. UM-Events is found under UM and Ann Arbor Information. Authorized Sponsor Forms are under UM-Events. Event Registration Menu. UM-Events Authorized Sponsor Form, and at the CIC in the Michigan Union and North Campus Commons.

    Humanities Institute schedules brown-baggers

    Two presentations are scheduled this month in a weekly brown-bag lunch series sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities. The free programs are held at noon on Tuesdays in the Osterman Common Room, Room 1524, Rackham Bldg. The Institute’s theme this year is “Emotion.”

    Irish photographer Karl Grimes will speak on Tues. (Sept. 12) on “Cross-Cultural Imagery: Feeling, Tone and Place.” On Sept. 19, David Artis, English, will discuss “Does the Negro Have a Soul? The English Anti-Slavery Movement and Literary Sensitivity.”

    Family Day focuses on ‘Harvest Celebration’

    “Harvest Celebration” will be the focus of Family Day at the Exhibit Museum of Natural History Sept. 23. All events except the planetarium and multimedia shows are free.

    The Species Survival Center of Saline will demonstrate live endangered species—two-toed sloth, clouded leopard and greening macaw—at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wash-tenaw County Community College geology instructor Dave Thomas will talk about recent Museum of Paleontology discoveries of prehistoric meat storage at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

    Wandering paleontologists in the Hall of Evolution will talk about dinosaurs and prehistoric life, and wandering naturalists will talk about what birds and animals do to prepare for a Michigan winter. There also will be a fossil dig.

    The special planetarium show, “Star of the Harvest,” $2 per person, will be shown every half hour 10 a.m.–4 p.m. A special multimedia show, “The Dinosaurs,” $1 per person, will be presented at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

    Computer Purchasing/Stores join forces

    Computer Purchasing and Computer Stores have consolidated operations as the M-Stores Computer Procurement Team. The address for all computer-related requisitions (Purchasing and Stores) as well as customer pick-up is 3590 Varsity Dr. E-mail can be sent to or staff can be reached by phone at 998-6200.

    M-Stores Computer Procurement will be open 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Cartoon voice to be interviewed

    Rob Paulsen, one of the most sought-after voice actors in the cartoon business, will be interviewed by John Walters in a three-part series on Michigan Radio that begins tomorrow.

    Paulsen has provided voices for characters in more than 10 cartoon series currently in distribution. In his interview with Walters, he discusses his upbringing in Michigan (he attended U-M-Flint), his career development in Hollywood, how he does his work and the state of animation today.

    The interview will air at 8:50 a.m. Tues.–Thurs. (Sept. 12–14) as part of Michigan Radio’s presentation of “Morning Edition.”

    Michigan Radio can be heard in Ann Arbor on WUOM, 91.7 FM; in Grand Rapids on WVGR, 104.1 FM; and in Flint on WFUM, 91.1 FM.

    UM-Medline/MIRLYN workshop scheduled

    A combined workshop on UM-Medline and MIRLYN will be held 11 a.m.–1 p.m. today (Sept. 11) in Room B1 394, Taubman Center Bldg. To register or for more information, call 763-2037.

    Michigan Radio features jazz master

    New Orleans jazz master Sidney Bechet will be joined by Bob Wilber, soprano saxophone and clarinet player, at 10 p.m. Sat. (Sept. 16) for Michigan Radio’s broadcast of “Riverwalk, Live from the Landing.”

    Christopher Bayly kicks off British Studies series

    Christopher Bayly, the Vere Harmsworth Professor at St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, is the inaugural speaker for this year’s series of lectures sponsored by the Program in British Studies under a theme of “Multicultural Britain.” Bayly has published extensively on topics related to India and the British Empire. His most recent book is Imperial Meridian: The British Empire and the World, 1780–1830.

    He will speak on “Patriotism and Nationalism: Britain and India since the Eighteenth Century” at 4 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 14) in the Clements Library. A public reception follows his talk.

    The lecture also is sponsored by the Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies and the International Institute.

    Make yourself stand out in competitive job market

    Graduate students are invited to attend a workshop on “Writing Your Curriculum Vitae,” 12:10–1 p.m. Tues. (Sept. 12) in Room 3200, Career Planning and Placement, Student Activities Bldg. Those attending will learn how to develop a professional vita that will help them stand out in a competitive academic job market. For information, call 764-7460.

    Fall Gardeners’ Sale is Sept. 16–17 at Matthaei

    Mums, trees, shrubs, peonies, poppies, wildflowers, grasses and bulbs are among the offerings at the Friends of Matthaei Botanical Gardens annual Fall Gardeners’ Sale fund-raiser 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat. and Sun. (Sept. 16–17).

    Those attending can choose from more than 185 robust hardy mums and several unusual and sought-after landscape trees and shrubs that can be planted now.

    Among special items are the showy yellow magnolia (Magnolia x ‘Elizabeth’) and the Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii). An assortment of bare-root dormant early spring flowers better suited to fall planting also will be offered, along with several hundred perennials.

    Admission to the sale and parking are free. Refreshments will be available for a small fee. The Gardens are located at 1800 N. Dixboro Rd.