The University Record, September 18, 1995

In Brief . . .

Regents meet this week

The Regents will hold their monthly meeting beginning at 9 a.m. Thurs. (Sept. 21) in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Administration Bldg. The meeting will be convened openly but is expectd to be closed immediately pursuant to Open Meetings Act Sections 8a and 8h. The public meeting will begin at 2 p.m. with remarks by President James J. Duderstadt, Interim Provost J. Bernard Machen and Executive Vice President Farris W. Womack. Agenda items that afternoon include the Michigan Student Assembly Biannual Report and discussion of program rankings and ‘Welcome to Michigan’95’ activities. Public comments will be heard at 4 p.m. in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union. The meeting resumes at 9 a.m. Fri. (Sept. 22) in the Regents’ Room for discusssion of the annual financial statements, year-end financial information and regular agenda items.

For the record . . .

There are 4,500 undergraduates in the College of Engineering, not 6,000 as reported in the Sept. 11 issue of the Record.

Assembly meets today

Senate Assembly will meet today at 3:15 p.m. in Rackham Amphitheater. Featured will be an address by President James J. Duderstadt and a point/counterpoint debate on tenure responsibilities by Profs. George Brewer and Thomas Dunn, moderated by Prof. Thomas Moore. Agenda items include approval of new Assembly committee members and discussion of proposed grievance procedures revisions. A reception will follow in Assembly Hall.

Artis lecture part of Humanities Institute brown-bag series

The Institute for the Humanities sponsors a series of brown-bag lectures noon–1 p.m. Tuesdays, this year following the annual theme of “emotion.”

David Artis will discuss “Does the Negro Have a Soul? The English Anti-Slavery Movement and Literary Sensitivity” Tues. (Sept. 19) in Room 1524, Rackham Building.

For more information, call 936-3518.

Ikebana class begins Sept. 27

A six-week class in Ikebana, a specialized art of arranging floral displays, will be held at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens 1–3 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 27–Nov. 1. The class features hands-on experience for both beginning and continuing students. Flowers are furnished for beginners for the first session. The class fee is $75.

To register or for more information, call 998-7061.

Sleep easy

Take advantage of tips and routines for making the transition to sleep easier for both parents and children offered in a parenting workshop noon–1 p.m. Sept. 28 in Room 4, Michigan League. Parent and referral counselor Carolyn Graves will speak on “Sleep Problems with Infants and Toddlers” during this free brown-bag presentation.

The workshop is sponsored by the Family Care Resources Program. For more information or to register, call 998-6133.

Turner presents talk about Ann Arbor Symphony

The Learning in Retirement program of the Turner Geriatric Services will feature Mary Steffak Blaske, executive director of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra; Benning Dexter, professor emeritus of music; and Jim Leonard, SKR Classical, talking about the upcoming season of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra at 10 a.m. Tues. (Sept. 19). The free program will be held in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium, 990 Wall St.

For more information, call 764-2556.

Free prostate cancer screenings scheduled

As part of the Prostate Cancer Awareness Campaign, the Prostate Program of the Comprehensive Cancer Center is offering free screenings 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat. (Sept. 23) and 6:30–8:30 p.m. Sept. 26 and Sept. 28. All men ages 50 and older and African American men or those age 40 and over with a family history of prostate cancer are eligible for the free screening.

Exams, including a PSA test, will take less than 10 minutes. Parking is free. To schedule an appointment, call the Cancer AnswerLine, 1-800-865-1125.

Variety of media on display at Hospitals

Works representing a variety of media are on display in University Hospital Taubman Center and Turner Clinic lobbies through the Gifts of Art program. Works are available for purchase, and U-M employees may make purchases through payroll deduction. For information, call 936-ARTS. On display through Oct. 19 are:

  • Oil paintings by Roseann Hebler-Brown, University Hospital, floor 1;

  • Watercolors by Julia Hardy and Nancy Feldkamp, Taubman north, floor 1;

  • Pottery by Gail Snively, Taubman north, floor 1;

  • Bookcover illustrations by Chuck Gillies, Taubman south, floor 1;

  • Enameled copper by Deborah Watkins, Taubman south, floor 1;

  • Prints and etchings by Michelle Gauthier, University Hospital main corridor floor 2;

  • Paintings by Barry Breakey, University Hospital Amphitheater lobby, floor 2; and

  • Paintings by Ruth Allison, Turner Clinic, floor 1.

    Explore botanical treasures of lost prairies and savannas

    Join U-M Herbarium Director Anton Reznicek to hunt for hidden botanical treasures found in the Ann Arbor area in places such as barrens, savannas and prairies. The class will look for early existing prairie remnants, figure out what the past vegetation was, see how it has changed and hunt for rare plants such as the white prairie gentian.

    The $60 class meets 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sun. (Sept. 24) and Oct. 1. For more information or to register, call 998-7061.

    Seminar to mark 100th birthday of Gur Bakhsh Singh

    The Sikh Studies Program and the Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies will hold a seminar, “Gur Bakhsh Singh Preetlari’s Contribution to Punjabi Literature,” 3–6 p.m. Sun. (Sept. 23) in the East Conference Room, Rackham Bldg. The seminar marks the 100th birthday of Gur Bakhsh Singh, an alumnus of the U-M, who became one of the greatest writers in Punjabi. Admission for faculty and students is free. For information, call 763-7889.

    OHSE offers course on occupational medicine

    The Center for Occupation Health and Safety Engineering (OHSE) is presenting the 47th Annual Selby Discussional on Occupational Medicine Thurs.–Fri. (Sept. 21–22) at the Michigan League. The 1 1/2 day session will include a discussion by leading professionals focusing on the current major topics in occupational medicine. Contact Patricia Cottrell, 936-0148, for more information.

    Japanese Animation Film Society presents festival

    The University of Michigan Japanese animation film society is presenting Animania 5–11 p.m. Sat. (Sept. 23) in Modern Language Bldg. Auditorium 3. All shows have English subtitles: Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind, Macross Plus, Super Cat Girl Nuku Nuku, Combustible Campus Guardress and Mermaid Forest.

    Call 747-1535 for information.

    Telecast focuses on keeping multimedia presentations legal

    All who use or plan to use multimedia in education can learn which materials are fair game and which are off limits during the interactive satellite telecast of “Multimedia Fair Use Guidelines” 1–3 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 21) in the Ehrlicher Room, School of Information and Library Studies (SILS), 411 W. Engineering Building; the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union; or 165 Chrysler Center on North Campus.

    The free event is sponsored by SILS, Film and Video Library, Language Resource Center and the Digital Library Program. For more information, call 764-8016.

    Painting with Fire: Pewabic Vessels in the Margaret Watson Parker Collection

    The Museum of Art’s great benefactor, Margaret Watson Parker, left to the Museum a remarkable collection of vessels from Detroit’s Pewabic Pottery. Unlike any other, Mrs. Parker’s collection was assembled from pieces that Pewabic’s founder, Mary Chase Stratton, deemed of the highest quality and most representative of the pottery’s production. Guest-curated by Pewabic expert Thomas W. Brunk, this exhibition displays Mrs. Parker’s collection in its entirety for the first time.

    Exhibit is open at the Museum of Art Sept. 23–Jan. 7. The museum is open Tues.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.–9 p.m. and Sun. noon–5 p.m.

    Breast Cancer support group to meet Wednesday

    The Breast Cancer Education/Support Group will have its first meeting 3–4:30 .m. Wed. (Sept. 20) in dining Room C in the University Hospital. The group meets Wednesdays through Oct. 25. This program is offered for women who have had a recent diagnosis of breast cancer. Each week, seven to 10 women discuss a variety of topics, learning from and sharing with each other.

    For information or to register, call 936-9425.

    Luke explores the ‘Cost of Prematurity’

    The Michigan Initiative for Women’s Health is sponsoring a seminar titled “The Cost of Prematurity,” presented by Barbara Luke, associate professor and chief of the Division of Health Services Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The seminar will be held at noon Wed. (Sept. 20) in the East Conference Room, 4th floor, Rackham Bldg. Call 747-0472 for information.

    Diversity Choir seeks director

    The Diversity choir, a volunteer vocal group that performs at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day convocation, is looking for a new director. This is a paid position. The choir practices weekly 3:30–5 p.m. Those interested should contact Mary Jo Huber at 998-7070 by Fri. (Sept. 22).

    Safewalk and Northwalk announce new hours

    Safewalk and Northwalk will be open 8–11:30 p.m. Sun.–Thurs. through Oct. 1. The services are temporarily unavailable Fri. and Sat. evenings. Northwalk is available by calling 763-WALK; Safewalk can be reached at 936-1000.

    You can quit smoking

    Are you interested in quitting smoking? If so, attend the University Health Service (UHS) program “You Can Quit!” noon–1 p.m. Wed. (Sept. 20) at UHS. This single one-hour motivational program is designed to assist you in developing a plan for quitting—when you’re ready. The program is free, but pre-registration is required. Call 763-1320 for information.

    Memorial Service to be held for those who donated bodies

    A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 21) to honor those persons whose bodies were donated during the past year to the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. Families and friends of donors have been invited to take part in the service, which will be held at Washtenong Memorial Park, 3771 Whitmore Lake Road.

    For more information, call 764-4359.

    U-M-Flint presents student art exhibition

    The U-M-Flint will present “A Baker’s Dozen: Relief Prints from the Mott Community College Workshop” through Sept. 29 in the Fine Art Gallery of the Harding Mott University Center. The exhibit is a compilation of a printmaking workshop held last spring on the Mott Community College campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. For information, call (810) 762-3431.

    Check out locations of emergency phones

    Emergency telephones on campus (blue lights on top) and in carports automatically connect you with the Department of Public Safety communications center when the receiver is lifted. DPS officers will be dispatched to your location. Therefore, it is important for you to familiarize yourself with the location of these emergency telephones in the areas on campus that you frequently travel. However, if you are using any telephone other than the pedestal emergency phones or the emergency carport phones for an emergency, you must dial 911.

    Learning in retirement schedules lecture series

    The Learning in Retirement Program (LIR) of Turner Geriatric Services presents its Distinguished Lecturer Series at 10 a.m. in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium, 990 Wall St. The series fee is $30 for LIR members, $35 for non-members. For information, call 764-2556 mornings.

    Remaining on the fall schedule are:

  • Oct. 10: Michigan’s Child Welfare System, Kathleen Faller, professor of social work.

  • Nov. 14: Human Genetics Research: The Two-Edged Sword, Toby Citrin, director of community and government relations, School of Public Health.

  • Dec. 12: Causes and Consequences of Climate Change, James Walker, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Science.

  • Jan. 16: The Historian’s Role and the Need to Know: How Much Is Enough? Earl Lewis, associate professor of history and of Afroamerican and African studies.

  • Feb. 13: Economics of Education in Brazil and its Connection with Brazil’s Extreme Income Inequality, David A. Lam, director, Population Studies Center.

  • March 12: How We Used to Speak: The Evolution of English Pronunciation, John C. Catford, professor emeritus of linguistics.

  • April 9: The Classical Pattern of Musical Thought, Steven M. Whiting, assistant professor of music (music history/musicology).

    Task force needs your input on handicap parking

    The Accessibility Task Force of the Council for Disability Concerns is collecting information about handicap parking. If you have any comments or concerns, please e-mail the task force at

    Michigan Radio to air weeklong series about children

    The Lives of the Children, a weeklong radio series hosted by Linda Ellerbee, will introduce listeners to the boys and girls caught up in the anonymous social crises of the 1990s. The series will air on Michigan Radio at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 25–29.

    Program listings for the Lives of the Children

  • Sept. 25: “The Throwaways,” produced by Camilla Carroll. The program focuses on homeless families and teenagers.

  • Sept 26: “Colin’s World,” produced by D. Roberts, looks at middle-class teenage life in suburbia.

  • Sept. 27: “El Otro Lado,” produced by Bebe Crouse, covers undocumented students and Proposition 187.

  • Sept. 28: “A Good Hmong Girl,” produced by Carol Gunderson, examines striking a balance between the old world and the new.

  • Sept. 29: “Fostering Change,” produced by Mary Beth Kirschner, examines surviving New York City’s overburdened foster care system.

    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.

    Attend Polish film festival

    The third annual Polish film festival will take place Fri.–Sun. (Sept. 22–24) in Room 140, Lorch Hall. Suggested donation is $4 for one film, $7 for the entire evening.

    Festival Schedule:

    Fri. 7 p.m. Anything Can Happen (38 min.), Playing for a Death Angel (110 min.)

    Sat. 7 p.m. Crows (66 min.), Provocateur (90 min.). The director Krzysztof Lang will attend the showing and give an introduction to the film.

    Sun 5 p.m. Spinning Wheel of Time (104 min.), Temptation (100 min.).

    For information, call 487-8623.

    Nobel physicist to deliver Ta-You Wu Lecture

    Tsung Dao Lee, professor of physics at Columbia University, will deliver the fourth annual Ta-You Wu Lecture in Physics at 4 p.m. Tues. (Sept. 19) in Rackham Amphitheater. His talk, “Symmetry and Asymmetry” will be geared to general audiences.

    Lee’s work with C.N. Yang on the non-conservation of parity in the weak interaction won the 1957 Nobel Prize in physics.

    The lecture series was established in 1991 with funds from the U-M Alumni Association of Taiwan.

    For more information, call 764-4437.

    Biomolecular recognition symposium features lecture by Bustamante

    A symposium in biomolecular recognition co-sponsored by the Initiative in Biomolecular Recognition and the Department of Chemistry will be held 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat. (Sept. 23) in Room 1800, Chemistry Bldg. The symposium is open to the public and will feature four presentations by local researchers and a one-hour lecture by Carlos Bustamante from the University of Oregon titled “Scanning Force Microscopy of Nucleo-protein Assemblies.”

    Volunteers needed at Medical Center

    Volunteers for a variety of tasks ranging from video production to pharmacy, administration to marketing, computers to patient care are needed at the Medical Center. Time commitments average three to four hours per term. Information meetings are scheduled 4–5 p.m. Sept. 26 in Ford Amphitheater, University Hospital, and 6–7 p.m. Sept. 28 in Room 2C 108, University Hospital.

    For more information, call 936-4327.

    Turner offers free hearing screening

    Turner Geriatric Services will provide free hearing screening for those over 50 at 1–4 p.m. Wed. (Sept. 20) at the Turner Clinic. This test is not appropriate for people with previously diagnosed hearing losses or for current hearing aid users. Registration is limited to 18 people. Call 764-2556 for a reservation and information.

    Sign up for IM Basketball

    The Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program will take entries for 1995 3-on-3 basketball 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 21) at the Intramural Sports Bldg (IMSB). An entry fee of $35 per team will be charged. A mandatory manager’s meeting will be conducted at 6 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 21) in Cliff Keen Arena. Games will begin Sept. 25 and will be played 5:30–10:30 p.m. Mon.–Thurs. at the IMSB. For additional information call 763-3562.

    Changes made in Travel/Host Advance Request forms

    The Cashier’s Office has made some changes to the Travel/Host Advance Request form. New forms are available at the Cashier’s Office, 1015 LS&A Bldg. Procedures remain the same for obtaining these forms. If you use the computer form from CAEN, you need to call 763-3266 to obtain an updated disk. When you receive your updated disk, call the Cashier’s Office, 764-8230, to obtain a new series of advance numbers. These numbers are required in order to use the computer form. New forms should be ordered as soon as possible.

    Take an adventure tour through the Museum of Art

    “Places to Go and People to See!” guides children and adults of all ages through some of the Museum of Art’s finest treasures. The self-guided adventure tour through the museum makes five stops where participants are asked to draw, count, find, circle, describe and look closely. The adventure is free. Pick up a guide and pencil at the information desk and embark on your tour!

    The museum is open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tues., Wed., Fri. and Sat.; 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Thurs.; and noon–5 p.m. Sun. Admission to the museum is free.

    Judaica, Holocaust materials featured in Library exhibit

    More than 100 pieces of Joseph Adler’s collection of Judaica and Holocaust materials will be on display at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library Sept. 27–Nov. 10. Photos, letters, stamps and posters issued by and under the National Socialist Party are included in the exhibition on the 7th floor of the Graduate Library.

    The exhibition will be open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 10 a.m.–noon Sat.

    Meet Michigan athletes and coaches

    The Michigan Experience is a “Fan Fest Open House” designed to give the U-M sports fan an opportunity to meet athletes and coaches, and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with the Michigan Athletic Department. The event will be held 1–4 p.m. Sun. (Sept. 24) around Crisler Arena and Michigan Stadium. Admission is free.

    Student athletes and head coaches from the 22 athletic programs will greet fans, sign autographs and pass out their team’s schedule. In the Wolverine Skills Area fans may participate in free throw shooting, hockey skills, walking the balance beam and kicking field goals.

    Throughout the event fans may pick up give-away items such as the Michigan football poster and face tattoos, and sign up to win football tickets and autographed basketballs.

    Crisler Arena parking lot to close temporarily Sept. 22–24

    The Michigan Experience (see news brief at left) is coming to the parking area near Crisler Arena on Sun. (Sept. 24). To prepare, parking lots SC5 and SC6 will be closed Fri. evening (Sept. 22). Reduced rate and commuter parkers should vacate the area by 6 p.m. Both lots will be available for parking Monday morning, Sept. 25.

    Do animals have rights?

    The Program for Human Values in Medicine is sponsoring a two-part lecture on the topic, “Do Animals Have Rights?” Carl Cohen, professor of philosophy, will present “No, Why Animals Cannot Have Rights” at noon Wed. (Sept. 20) in the South Lecture Hall, Medical Science Research Bldg. II. Tom Regan, professor of philosophy at North Carolina State University, will present part two, “Animal Rights, Human Wrongs” at noon Oct. 18 in the same location.

    For information, call 936-1484.