The University Record, September 25, 1995

In Brief . . .

Award-winning Mandarin film comes to Angell Hall

“The Day the Sun Turned Cold” will be shown 8 p.m. Fri. (Sept. 29) in Auditorium A, Angell Hall. The film, presented as part of a series sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies, is a new mystery directed by Yim Ho. It is in Mandarin with English subtitles. The film won the Grand Prize at the Tokyo film Festival.

Admission is free. No children under 12 will be admitted.

Drums will talk at Recital Hall

At 2 p.m. Oct. 8 in the School of Music’s Recital Hall, John Chernoff will make drums talk. “Drums and Drumming from Africa” will feature the talking drum, an instrument with two heads laced together that, when played by an expert, is able to produce inflections similar to the human voice. Chernoff, an anthropologist from West Chester University, will demonstrate different drums from the African continent. Admission is free.

InfoTech Expo offered

The Information Technology Division (ITD) is offering a nine-week series of activities on information technology services, “InfoTech Expo: A Showcase of U-M Computing Environment Services.”

Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop in and get hands-on practice using a variety of distributed computing services; receive help migrating from MTS to University of Michigan Computing Environment (UMCE) services; attend scheduled mini-classes, presentations, and demonstrations; and pick up relevant documentation.

The InfoTech Expo will be held Tuesdays, 1–6 p.m., through Nov. 14, at the new School of Education Campus Computing Site, Room 3010, School of Education Bldg.

DPS asks for help in fraud investigation

In the past several weeks, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) has become aware of a person or persons who identify themselves as being from Nigeria attempting to solicit bank account numbers from various staff members. Preliminary investigation has revealed that the solicitation from individuals posing as Nigerian officials is fictitious. DPS officials are working with officers from the U.S. Secret Service and are attempting to identify the perpetrators. Any faculty or staff members who have received a request for bank account numbers from persons posing as officials from Nigeria are encouraged to contact DPS at 764-8559.

Students can learn study skills

The Reading and Learning Skills Center is offering study skills workshops for college, high school and middle school students this fall. All workshops will present strategies to help students develop effective organizational and time management skills, increase reading efficiency, improve note taking skills and prepare for and take tests with confidence.

The college series, $55, is held 4:30–6 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 26 and Oct. 2. The high school series, $125, is scheduled 4–5:30 p.m. Oct. 9, 11, 16 and 18. The middle school series, also $125, will be 4–5:30 p.m. Oct. 17, 19, 24 and 26. To register or for more information, call 998-7195.

Entry deadline for IM Golf two-person scramble is Oct. 5

The entry deadline for the 1995 Two-Person Team Scramble Golf Tournament sponsored by the Intramural Sports Program is 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Intramural Sports Bldg. There is an entry fee of $10 per team and course fee of $17. The tournament will be held at the U-M Golf Course Oct. 8. For information, call 763-3562.

Ritmo to perform at Hispanic Heritage Month celebration

The U-M-Flint Latino Student Association will feature a variety of activities to commemorate the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, through Oct. 15. From 8 p.m.–midnight Fri. (Sept. 28) in Michigan Rooms A–D in the Harding Mott University Center, Ritmo, a Lansing-based band featuring a four-piece horn section and three Latin percussionists, will perform Cumbia, Salsa, and Caribbean and African-based songs. For information, call (810) 762-3431.

Film about Baroque art to be shown at Museum

Throughout the year during its new Thursday evening hours, the Museum of Art will offer lectures, films and gallery talks from its popular noontime series Midweek at the Museum. During September, An Evening at the Museum will feature ArtVideos from 7–9 p.m. On Thurs. (Sept. 28) the Museum presents “Realms of Light: The Baroque.” This film examination of the Baroque style includes works by Bernini, Caravaggio, Velasquez and Rembrandt, as well as other 17th-century Dutch painters. Call 764-0395 for information.

Faculty can observe, discuss teaching large classes

Register now for the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching’s large class visits. Faculty will have the opportunity to observe colleagues teaching large courses and meet for discussion. Space is available in Susan Montgomery’s class in chemical engineering 10:30–11:30 a.m. Wed. (Sept. 27). The featured faculty member on Oct. 16 is Kenneth Lieberthal, professor of political science. For information and reservations call 764-0505.

Learn breast-feeding basics

Learn the basics of breast-feeding—including how you can maintain your milk supply, avoid common problems and find community resources—in a class 7–9 p.m. Wed. (Sept. 27) at the U-M Health Center in Plymouth. A $15 fee is payable at the door, but a 50 percent discount is available if you show your M-CARE membership card. To register, call 998-6497.

Lecture examines retaining women in sciences

The Women’s Research Club is sponsoring a lecture titled “An Innovative Approach to Retaining Women in the Sciences,” by Sandra Gregerman, director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Rackham Bldg.’s West Conference Room. For information, call 662-8067.

Japanese animation festival features “Nuku Nuku”

Animania, the U-M’s Japanese Animation Film Society, presents Con Ja Nai II, the second annual Japanese animation film festival 10 a.m.–11:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in Modern Language Bldg., Auditorium 3. The festival will feature a free day-long screening of “Like the Clouds, Like the Wind,” “Kiki’s Delivery Service” and “Nuku Nuku,” among other favorites. All shows are English subtitled. Call 747-1535 for information.

North Campus art program features watercolors

North Campus Commons Art and Programs presents watercolors by artist Lisa DeLuca in the Commons Gallery Oct. 2–27.

New York Artist William K. Dobbs and the U-M Lesbian Gay Bisexual Programs Office present “Front Page,” an exhibit of front-page newspaper articles about the April 23, 1993, march on Washington, in the Michigan Union Art Lounge Oct. 2–13.

Attend chemistry seminars throughout the fall

The Department of Chemistry is sponsoring a series of seminars in Room 1640, Willard H. Dow Laboratory. All presentations begin at 4 p.m. On Tues. (Sept. 26) John Endicott, professor of chemistry at Wayne State University, will present “Photophysics of Transition Metal Complexes.” Wed. (Sept. 27) Nancy Goroff, professor of chemistry at Michigan State University, presents “All Carbon Molecules from Rings to Fullerenes.” Thurs. (Sept. 28) Steven Boxer, professor of chemistry at Stanford University, presents “Structure and Dynamics in Photosynthetic Reaction Centers.” For information call 764-7362.

Breast cancer support group meets

“Attentional Fatigue” will be the topic of the Thurs. (Sept. 28) meeting of the breast cancer support group noon–1:30 p.m. in Dining Room A, University Hospital. Bernadine Cimprich will address “Restoring Mental Energy for Effective Daily Living.” For information, call 936-9425.

Slusser Gallery features Gilot

“Stone Echoes: Original Prints by Francoise Gilot” is on display at the Slusser Gallery in the School of Art through Oct. 19. This is the first retrospective mounted of 50 years of Gilot’s original prints. The exhibition brings together lithographs, monotypes, aquatints and books she has illustrated. Admission is free. The Slusser Gallery is open 11 a.m.–4 p.m. everyday. Call 763-4416 for information.

MTS users: Claim your tapes!

The Information Technology Division (ITD) has stored inactive MTS user tapes in an off-campus location for many years and recently formed a team to undertake a major clean-up of the storage facility.

The clean-up, which began this summer and will be completed by June 1996, is proceeding in the following phases:

  • The team will attempt to identify the owners of the tapes. If a tape’s owner cannot be identified, the tape will be destroyed late this term.

  • The team will attempt to notify tape owners that they must now claim tapes that are more than seven years old. Unclaimed tapes and MTS backup tapes more than seven years old will be destroyed late this term.

  • Tape owners must either verify their intent to keep their tapes in storage or claim tapes that are not to be stored. Unclaimed tapes not designated for storage will be returned to departments beginning this month.

    For information, contact Nita Patterson, leader of the Tape Clean-Up Team via e-mail at

    Options for Pharmacy grads topic of discussions

    The College of Pharmacy is sponsoring “Career Options for Doctor of Pharmacy Graduates,” a program geared to all persons in the health sciences, 7–9 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 28) in Room 1544, C.C. Little Bldg.

    Doctor of pharmacy graduates in the pharmaceutical industry, community pharmacy, large teaching hospitals, College of Pharmacy and student summer interns will describe their professional roles. A question-and-answer period follows and refreshments will be served.

    For more information, call 764-5550.

    Hike to remote habitats

    Weekly morning hikes beginning Wed. (Sept. 27) take the inquisitive plant seeker to the more remote habitats of woods and wetlands for six weeks of outdoor walks. The 9–11:30 a.m. hikes are sponsored by the adult education program of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Edible plants and mushrooms as well as the interesting plants and intriguing habitats of little-known and out-of-the-way places are emphasized in this $85 program.

    For more information or to register, call 998-7061. Enrollment is limited.

    Harvest the wild

    Fall brings wild rice, new crops of greens, plump tubers, pawpaws, cranberries and mushrooms. Find them all and learn how to prepare the edible ones 6–8 p.m. Oct. 4 and 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Oct. 7 with Ellen Weatherbee, co-author of Edible Wild Plants, a Guide to Collecting and Cooking. The $35 class has been the authoritative source for information on wild edibles since 1973.

    For more information or to register, call 998-7061.

    Learn about wild shrubs

    Learn about the wild shrubs of Washtenaw County with Sylvia Taylor, retired wildlife biologist, 7:30–9 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 28) and 2–5 p.m. Sat. (Sept. 30). Both the “good natives” and the “invasive exotics” will be examined during this $25 class sponsored by the Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

    For more information or to register, call 998-7061.

    CEW offers internships

    The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) is offering a program of administrative internships that will begin in January 1996. The internships are short-term (12-24 weeks) project-oriented work experiences sponsored by a variety of U-M units and various community agencies and businesses. All internships pay an educational stipend of $1,440 for 240 hours of work (20 hours per week for three months). Descriptions of the various internships will be available at CEW after Oct. 2. Application letters and resumes must be received by Nov. 3. For information call 998-7210.

    Fulbright welcome reception will be held at Kelsey

    The Southeast Michigan Chapter of the Fulbright Association is sponsoring a Welcome to Michigan Reception 7–9 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. The reception will welcome international Fulbright scholars to the U-M. The evening will include a group tour of the Museum’s exhibit of Nubian artifacts. For information, call 971-1893 or 747-8363.

    Be a tour guide for the Stearns Collection

    The Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments will hold a training class for prospective tour guides 7–8:30 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 28). The Stearns collection has 2,400 instruments, of which 300 are on display in the School of Music Bldg. The collection may be viewed 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Wed.–Sat. and 1–5 p.m. Sun.

    For information about the training classes, call 662-7790.

    Michigan Radio features series on Islam

    During the month of October, Michigan Radio will present a special series hosted by the BBC’s Middle East analyst, Roger Hardy. Islam: Faith & Power will be broadcast 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays as part of Today’s World, the station’s public affairs program.

    Program listings for the first week of Islam: Faith & Power are:

    Oct. 2: “A Clash of Cultures.” The West sees Islam as violent and hostile; Islam sees the West as immoral and domineering. Are these images grounded in reality, or are they dangerous and damaging stereotypes?

    Oct. 3: “Sacred and Secular.” What is an Islamic state? In countries like Egypt and Pakistan, pioneers have given Muslims a modern version of the Islamic state. Are the sacred laws of Islam a sufficient basis for governing a modern society?

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

    Museum of Art gift shop has new Picasso posters

    The Museum of Art gift shop has new full-color posters of the famous Picasso painting “Two Girls Reading” available for $25. The poster features the full image of the painting, as well as Picasso’s signature. Gift shop and Museum hours are 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tues.–Sat.; 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Thurs.; and noon–5 p.m. Sun.

    Learn to use Medline/MIRLYN

    A workshop on UM-Medline/MIRLYN will be offered for U-M faculty and staff 9–11 a.m. Oct. 5 in the Taubman Medical Library, 3950 Learning Resource Center. Registration is required by calling 763-2037.

    Unger will read his fiction

    The Department of English and Borders Books and Music will sponsor free, public readings in Rackham Amphitheatre. At 5 p.m. Oct. 5 Douglas Unger will read fiction. At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 Kazuo Ishiguro will read from his works. Call 764-6296 for more information.

    Australian Chamber Orchestra to perform Oct. 6

    The Australian Chamber Orchestra, under the leadership of violinist Richard Tognetti, is joined by acclaimed hornist Barry Tuckwell for a program of works by Handel, Haydn and Walton at 8 p.m. Oct. 6 in Rackham Auditorium. For tickets, call 764-2538.

    New computing user guide published

    The 1995–96 edition of the Information Technology Division (ITD) Computing Handbook: Guide for U-M Students, Faculty, and Staff, reference R1047, is available. The handbook contains a wealth of information about ITD computing services available to students, staff and faculty, including descriptions of the Campus Computing and ResComp Sites, the Computer Sales Program, the Computer Service and Repair Center, ITD workshops and documentation, computer conferencing and electronic mail, online resources, network services, and computer virus protection.

    The handbook is available at the larger campus computing sites, including the Angell Hall Courtyard, Michigan Union, NUBS Computing Resource and North Campus Commons sites.

    Follow Everything that Flies with tour leader Michael Kielb

    The Matthaei Botanical Gardens is sponsoring a program about fall migration of birds, dragonflies, butterflies and other winged creatures. Class members will spend two Saturdays learning about winged creatures that migrate at Holiday Beach, Ontario. The first session, 7–8 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 28) is held at the Gardens. Saturday sessions are from 7 a.m.–4 p.m. Fee for the class is $75.

    For more information or to register, call 998-7061.

    Chamber Concert features Rackham string quartet

    The 1995-96 Museum of Art Chamber Concert Series features four concerts, each a unique opportunity for listeners to immerse themselves in art. The first of the concerts will take place 8 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Apse Gallery. The Rackham String Quartet will perform Haydn’s Quartet, Op.76, No.1; Bartok’s Quartet No. 4; and Brahms’ Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2. Call 764-0395 for information.

    Northwest, American, others announce air fare sale

    Discounts up to 40 percent off select fares to select destinations across the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) Canada, Mexico City and the Caribbean. Following are the travel restrictions:

  • Tickets must be purchased within 24 hours after reservations are made at least 7 days prior to departure, whichever comes first, but no later than Sept. 28.

  • Travel must be completed by Feb. 29, 1996 (by Dec. 15 for Cancun).

  • Fares to most destinations require a Saturday night stay.

  • A 30-day maximum stay applies.

  • Fares are lower for Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday travel.

  • Holiday blackout dates apply.

  • All rules are subject to change.

  • Other restrictions may apply.

    Discounts up to 20 percent off select fares to select European destinations are being offered by Northwest Airlines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (other carriers may also match these fares). Following are the travel restrictions:

  • Tickets must be purchased within 24 hours after reservations are made or by Sept. 28, whichever comes first.

  • Travel must originate in the U.S. between Nov. 1, 1995, and Feb. 29, 1996.

  • A 5-day minimum stay is required and a 30-day maximum stay applies.

  • Other restrictions may apply.

    For complete information about specific fares and seat availability, contact any of the following U-M Designated Travel Agencies.

    American Express: 1-800-621-6517 or 1-800-621-6517
    Boersma Travel:(313) 769-5300 or 1-800-325-5307
    CTN/Conlin-Faber Travel: (313) 677-3886 or 1-800-426-6546*
    Huron Valley Travel: (313) 668-1300 or (313) 668-1300**
    Jetaway Travel*** (313) 994-7885 or (313) 994-7885**
    Landmark Travel****:(313) 996-1912 or 1-800-432-8636
    Lovejoy-Tiffany: (313) 994-8636 or 1-800-968-8636*
    People’s Travel*****:1-800-FLY-2DAY or 1-800-FLY-2DAY
    Regency Travel*****:(313) 665-3420 or 1-800-223-6122

    *Ask for U-M Desk **Collect calls accepted ***Affiliate of Huron Valley Travel ****Woman-owned business *****Minority-owned business

    Classes teach managing asthma and emphysema

    Discover ways to better manage your asthma or emphysema and improve the quality of life 7–8:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the U-M Health Center in Plymouth. A $5 fee is payable at the door. To register, call 459-0820.

    Lost it? DPS may have it

    The Department of Public Safety is the clearinghouse for lost and found property at the University. Persons looking for lost property or turning in found property can contact DPS at 763-3434 or go to the Campus Safety and Security Building at 1239 Kipke 8 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays.

    Learn how to prevent CTDs

    If you and your co-workers would like to learn how to reduce risk factors for developing cumulative trauma disorders (CTD) and other work-related injuries, consider having the staff members of U-M’s Center for Occupational Rehabilitation and Health (CORH) come to your work area to do a workshop for you.

    You’ll learn how to use a keyboard properly and learn some low-cost strategies for preventing such work-related injuries as low back pain, eyestrain, and hand and wrist injuries. For information, call 998-7676.

    ITD repair center changes name, expands services

    The Information Technology Service Center, located in the Argus Building, 535 W. William, has changed its name to the U-M Computer Service and Repair Center (CSRC). The CSRC is the new drop-off location for hard drive recoveries. Previously, the drop-off location was the NUBS Computing Resource Site

    If you experience the disaster of losing data because of a hard drive crash, reformatting or accidental deletion, experts at the CSRC can help. Also, the CSRC is now an authorized service center for Hewlett-Packard laser printers.