The University Record, April 1, 1997
Gomory to discuss learning outside the classroom
Ralph E. Gomory, president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will discuss "New Opportunities for Learning Outside the Classroom" at 4 p.m. April 9 in Rackham Amphitheater. A panel discussion following his talk includes Dennis Assanis, professor of mechanical engineering; Roberta Johnson, associate research scientist, Space Physics Research Laboratory; and Eric Rabkin, professor of English.
Gomory's talk will focus on aspects of "asynchronous learning," learning facilitated by computer and communications technology that allows students to access remote resources at their own convenience and pace, as a supplement and/or substitute for classroom instruction. Remote resources can mean people---peers, tutors, faculty members---as well as libraries, software-generated simulations, access to laboratories or the work of remote collaborators, or reports.
The lecture is one in a series sponsored by the Office of the President and the Office of Academic Outreach. For information, call the Office of the President, 764-6270.
Michigan Radio fund drive begins April 4
Michigan Radio, preparing for its annual Spring On-Air fund drive, seeks volunteers to help answer phones and take pledges 6 a.m.-10 p.m. April 4-10. The pledge goal is $155,000. Volunteers who can spend an hour or two helping support public radio at the University are asked to call Anna Taylor, 764-9210, to sign up for a time.
The fund drive will feature a number of special programs and guests and live, on-air participation with various public radio personalities, including Michael Feldman, host of "Whad'Ya Know."
There will be a CD giveaway 8-10 p.m. Fri. (April 4).
Run around the Diag for charity
The Division of Kinesiology will host the "Fourth Annual Run Around the Diag Charity Fun Run" 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sun. (April 6), benefiting Washtenaw County Special Olympics and the Kinesiology Scholarship Fund. Advance registration is $5, day of race $8 (includes T-shirt). Runners may choose a 5K run, 2 mile walk and/or a 4 x 1 mile relay. For information, call David McMahon, 996-1977. Registrations can be taken or mailed to "Run Around the Diag," c/o Michigan Student Assembly, Room 3909, Michigan Union.
Three take part in Visiting Writers Series
Writers Reginald McKnight, Nancy Willard and Philip Levine will present their works in readings during the Visiting Writers Series this month.
McKnight, professor of English at the University of Maryland and an editor of the African American Review, will read at 3 p.m. Fri. (April 4) in Rackham Amphitheater. He is the author of Palm Wine, The More I Like Flies, Quitting Smoking and I Get on the Bus.
Willard, a U-M alumna who grew up in Ann Arbor and now teaches at Vassar College, will share her poetry at 8 p.m. April 10 in Rackham Amphitheater. She has published 11 books of poetry, the novels Sister Water and Things Invisible to See, and the children's books The Good-Night Blessing Book and The Magic Cornfield.
Levine, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Detroit native, will present his poems during the Hopwood Awards Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. April 22 at Rackham Auditorium.
Among his books of poetry are The Simple Truth, The Names of the Lost, Ashes, What Work Is, A Walk with Tom Jefferson, and 7 Years from Somewhere.
The series is sponsored by the Department of English and Borders Books and Music. For information, call the Hopwood Room, 764-6296.
Bollinger will discuss 'The University: Some First Principles and Several
Recommendations' April 8
President Lee Bollinger will give the Business School's annual McInally Lecture at 4:15 p.m. April 8 in Hale Auditorium. Bollinger will speak on "The University: Some First Principles and Several Recommendations." The McInally Lecture series was established in 1966 to honor the memory of Regent William K. McInally. Previous lecturers include Federal Reserve Governor Martha Romayne, former managing editor of Fortune magazine William S. Rukeyser and Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer.
Symposium will address dynamics of microstructure
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is sponsoring the Edward DeMille Campbell Symposium on the Dynamics of Microstructure 1-4 p.m. April 30 and 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 1 in the Johnson Room, Lurie Engineering Center. The Symposium, celebrating the newly endowed Edward DeMille Campbell Chair, will feature seven speakers focusing on the formation and evolution of the microstructure of solids. DeMille was one of the University's first materials scientists. Although the symposium is free, space is limited, so preregistration is required by April 11. The cost of the banquet, scheduled for the evening of May 1, is $45. For more information or to register, call 763-2445 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Expert will speak on parenting children with disabilities
Stanley D. Klein, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Exceptional Parent magazine, will speak on "Coping with Everyday Issues" at a forum on parenting children with disabilities 7-8 p.m. April 9 at the Maternal and Child Health Center auditorium. A reception follows the talk, which is sponsored by the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and other from the U-M and outside. Reservations are required. Call TeleCare at (800) 742-2300, ext. 1045, for information or to register.
Taubman Library offers MEDLINE class
A hands-on workshop offered by Taubman Medical Library 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 8 in the Taubman Center, Room 2C228, University Hospital, will orient participants to basic and advanced search features of UM-MEDLINE. UM-MEDLINE provides access to the MEDLINE, HealthStar, AIDSLINE, CINAHL and CANCERLIT databases. To register, or for more information, call 763-2037 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lecture examines children, mental illness
Steven E. Hyman, director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), will give a free, public lecture on "Children and Mental Illness: New Directions for the NIMH" at 1:30 p.m. April 7 in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union. The talk is sponsored by the Social Work Research Development Center on Poverty, Risk and Mental Health, which is funded by the NIMH. For i nformation, call 998-8515.
ATCS open house set for April 9
The Adaptive Technology Computing Site (ATCS) will hold an open house 3-6 p.m. April 9 in Room B126, Shapiro Undergraduate Library. The University community and the public are invited to celebrate the opening of the new site designed by Herman Miller Furniture Co. in conjunction with members of the Barrier Free Computer Users Group. Twelve fully ergonomic workstations and associated adaptive computer technology comprise the site, a project of the Information Technology Division (ITD), Shapiro Undergraduate Library and the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities. For information, call 936-0820.
Children, parents offered assistance in coping with divorce
The Center for the Child and the Family (UCCF) offers the Coping with Divorce Group, designed to assist youngsters ages 9-12 in coping with the issues surrounding divorce, and in understanding and coping with their own feelings, in an atmosphere where they can share their reactions with others. A second group, Transitions: The Divorced Parent Workshop, will help divorced or divorcing parents help their children make a positive adjustment in the wake of family transition. The two groups meet concurrently, 7-8 p.m. Mondays for 10 weeks beginning April 7. Family members can register for one or both groups. Call 764-9466 for information or to register.
Tours of Fair Lane mark 50th anniversary of Henry Ford's death
The 50th anniversary of auto magnate Henry Ford's death will be commemorated 8-9 p.m. April 7 with special docent-led tours (by reservation only) of Fair Lane, kicking-off a series of special programs scheduled throughout the summer. Fair Lane will be darkened so that visitors can experience the mood of Fair Lane on the night of Ford's death. Flashlights are required. Oral histories from some of Ford's acquaintances will be read throughout the tour. Special tours, by reservation, for members of the Henry Ford Heritage Association, co-sponsors of the evening, will be held 9-9:40 p.m. Participants are welcome to stay until 10:40 p.m., the time of Ford's death, to exit Fair Lane silently. The tours cost $10 per person. Discounts are available for senior citizens, students and young children. Call 593-5590 for information or to make a tour reservation.
Conference addresses managed care
National experts representing caregivers, consumers and members of the managed care industry will voice their perspectives on managed care and regulation at a conference 4-5:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. April 4 in the Maternal and Child Health Center Auditorium, Medical Center. "Managed Care: The Challenge of Regulation" is sponsored by the Program in Society and Medicine's Forum on Health Policy. Guest speakers will include Clifton Cleaveland, past president of the American College of Physicians; Michael Herbert, chairman of the American Association of Health Plans: Cathy Hurwit, of the consumer group Citizen Action; and George Anders, a Wall Street Journal reporter. The free, public conference is sponsored by the schools of Medicine, Law, Nursing and Social Work; colleges of Pharmacy and of Arts, Science and Letters, U-M-Dearborn; and others. For information, call 764-2220.
Break that smoking habit
M-Fit will sponsor the American Lung Association's seven-week smoking cessation program, "Freedom From Smoking," beginning with one of two introductory sessions 6:30-8 p.m. April 8 or April 10 at the East Ann Arbor Health Center, Health Education Resource Center. Classes begin April 17, hours and location the same. The cost of the program is $65, $35 with M-CARE discount. For information, call 998-7641 or 647-6691.
Balancing work, family and the 'secret'
Ronni Sanlo, coordinator for lesbian/gay male programs and associate dean for students-multicultural, will moderate a panel of U-M professionals in a discussion of balancing issues for lesbians in the workplace 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fri. (April 4) in Room G115, Angell Hall. "Balancing Work, Family and the BIG Secret: Shared Voices of Lesbian Moms, Lesbian Partners" will explore parenting, partners, peers and employers, and answer questions on how to respond to questions like "What does your husband do?"
Rock the Underground
The League Underground will rock with music at 8 p.m. Fri. (April 4) when Jawbone and a special guest (to be announced) appear under the folk/jazz spotlight. On April 11, George Bedard and the Kingpins, "the kings of rockabilly," appear. Cover charge is $2.
Faculty artists to be honored April 18
Faculty artists will be honored in a celebration of art 4:30-6 p.m. April 18 at the Institute for the Humanities, Room 1524, Rackham Building. Exhibitions by Larry Cressman, an artist in the Residential College, and other faculty from the School of Art and Design will be on display at the Institute until May 19. Cressman will discuss his work at a brown-bag lecture at noon April 15 in the Osterman Common Room, Rackham Building.
Works by Vincent Castagnacci, painter; Barbara Cervenka, painter; Joseph Grigely, multi-media; Michael R. Kapetan, sculptor; Gene and Hiroko-Sato Pijanowski, jewelry and metalworking; Sherri Smith, fiber; Takeshi Takahara, printmaking; and Georgette Zirbas, ceramics, will be on display in the Osterman Common Room. Cressman's "Time/Line" is displayed in the hallway leading to the Institute.
Athletic Department garage sale is April 19 at Track and Tennis Building
The Athletic Department has scheduled its annual garage sale for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 19 at the Track and Tennis Building, Athletic Campus. Available for purchase are game and practice jerseys and some athletic equipment. An admission fee of $1 is payable at the door.
U-M-Dearborn hosts art exhibitions
Two art exhibitions, "Exotics: The Glass Collection of Patricia Hill Burnett" and "Botanicals by Michigan Artists," will be on display at the U-M-Dearborn Sat. (April 5)-May 24 in the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, Mardigian Library. A patrons' preview and reception will be held 5:30-7 p.m. Fri. (April 4) in the Gallery, followed by glass-blowing demonstrations, dinner at the Fairlane Club, Dearborn, and an illustrated program by Susan Rossi-Wilcox, curator of the glass flowers collection at Harvard University's botanical museum. Tickets are $100 and $150 with proceeds supporting the campus' arts and cultural programs.
The "Botanicals" is a collection of 61 works by Michigan artists in various media with an emphasis on botanical themes. A portion of the exhibition will travel, appearing at Matthaei Botanical Gardens June 1-29 and at the Galleria in the Oakland County Executive Office Bldg., Pontiac, July 7-Aug. 1. A reception and awards presentation for the artists will be held 1-3 p.m. April 12 at the Berkowitz Gallery. For library hours or further information, call 593-5400.
Learn about interpersonal violence
Sexually aggressive children, mistreatment of the elderly, child sexual abuse and domestic violence are among the topics to be addressed in a series of continuing education workshops offered by the School of Social Work April-June. The series, "Ending Interpersonal Violence: Innovative Strategies for Assessment and Intervention," includes "Elder Mistreatment: Detection and Intervention Strategies," 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 11 in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union; "The Art and Science of Forensic Interviewing of Young Children Who May Have Been Sexually Abused," 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 4, Campus Safety Services Bldg.; "Management of Private Practice: Organizational and Clinical Issues," 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 10, Michigan League Hussey Room; and "Ending Men's Violence Against Their Partners: Prevention and Intervention Strategies," 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 12 in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union. For information, call 647-4281.
LS&A faculty will meet April 7
David Schoem, assistant dean, LS&A, will give the Joint Faculty-Student Policy Committee Report on Second Language Instruction when the LS&A faculty meet at 4 p.m. Mon. (April 7) in Auditorium B, Angell Hall. Also on the agenda: the reports of the Executive Committee and of the Senate Assembly Meeting. Refreshments will be served at 4 p.m. and the meeting will start at 4:10 p.m.
Candidates for associate housing director will give presentations
The two leading candidates for associate director of housing/director of residential learning will give public presentations this week and next. Mary Hummel, the director of the 21st Century Program, will speak at 9:30 a.m. Wed. (April 2) in the Yuri Kochiyama (West) Lounge, South Quadrangle. Dale Beatty, associate dean of residential life, Dartmouth College, will speak at 9:30 a.m. April 9, also in the Kochiyama Lounge. Brief question-and-answer periods will follow each one-hour presentation. For information, call 763-3164.
Ribbon-cutting marks completion of Michigan Union renovations
The Michigan Union will hold a celebration 4:30-6:30 p.m. today (April 1) to mark the completion of the newly renovated fourth-floor student organization area. A ceremonial ribbon cutting will be performed at about 5 p.m. by President Lee Bollinger, Vice President Maureen Hartford and Michigan Union Board of Representatives chair Andrew Shotwell. Food and beverages will be provided, and tours of the modernized student organization offices, the new Student Resource Center, University Activities Center and Michigan Advertising Works offices and other areas will be available. The first 100 students to arrive will receive keys, 10 of which open office doors. Students with working keys will win a prize pack. For information, call 763-3202 or 763-5750.
School of Education celebrates 75th anniversary
The School of Education, founded in 1921, will celebrate its 75th anniversary April 13 with a party preceded by a 5 p.m. talk by author David C. Berliner in the Schorling Auditorium. Berliner, a professor at Arizona State University, is the co-author with University of Missouri professor Bruce J. Biddle of The Manufactured Crisis: Myths, Fraud and the Attack on America's Public Schools. His talk will reflect the messages of the book, which Publisher's Weekly has termed "a probing, well-argued rebuttal of detractors of public education." Tickets to Berliner's talk are free, but they are required. For information, call 763-4880.
Lecture will focus on Eastern Mediterranean cultures
Salim Tamari, associate professor of sociology, Birzeit University in the West Bank, will present "Mountain Culture and Coastal Culture in the Eastern Mediterranean" at 4 p.m. April 8, 4th floor conference room, Rackham Bldg. The lecture, one in the Middle East Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, is co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology. Call 764-0350 for information.
Performers weave stories and dance at Mendelssohn Theatre
Master storyteller LaRon Williams will perform at Mendelssohn Theatre 2:30-4 p.m. Wed. (April 2) in a program equally suitable for children and adults. Williams will be followed by the Vidya Anjali Dance Troupe, performing "A Cultural Passage Through India." The event is sponsored by the Office of the Associate Vice President for Finance Diversity Committee. For more information, call 764-7512 or 936-3078.
Wedding Band opens Thursday at Trueblood
Wedding Band, a story of interracial love in the early 20th century South, opens at 8 p.m. Thurs. (April 3) in Trueblood Theatre. Subtitled A Love/Hate Story in Black and White, Wedding Band is the story of a love affair between two people of different races in 1918 in South Carolina.
Tickets, $14 general admission and $7 for students, are available at the Michigan League Ticket Office. Additional performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. April 4-5 and April 10-12, and at 2 p.m. April 6 and 13. For more information call 764-0450.
Enjoy Mozart at the Museum
The Museum of Art hosts Maria Kardas Barna, pianist, and violinist Daniel Foster at 7:30 p.m. Thurs. (April 3) in an evening of Mozart duo sonatas. Barna, director of the chamber orchestra and other small ensembles at the Residential College, studied piano in Bucharest, Budapest and Moscow. Foster, professor of violin and of viola at Eastern Michigan University, is a member of the Alexander Trio.
Forum on virtual university is Wednesday
Lewis J. Kleinsmith, Douglas E. Van Houweling and J. David Velleman are featured panelists in a forum on the virtual university, 4:00-5:30 p.m. Wed. (April 2) in the large conference room, Institute for Social Research.
Kleinsmith, professor of biology, will speak about his classroom experiences; Van Houweling, dean for academic outreach and vice provost for information technology, will "attempt to draw some distinctions between the `virtual university' and related concepts like distance education"; and Velleman, who is professor of philosophy, says the real issue is integrating instructional technology into higher education.
The discussion is sponsored by the U-M chapter of the American Association of University Professors, the Academic Women's Caucus and the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs.
CRLT seeks graduate student associates
The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) is looking for graduate student associates to collaborate with CRLT instructional consultants on activities designed to promote excellence in graduate student teaching across the University. Associates will work 80-120 hours per academic year planning and conducting orientation sessions, workshops and discussions; researching topics in teaching; and conducting feedback sessions and videotaping classroom sessions. They will be paid $16 per hour.
Deadline for applications is Fri. (April 4). For more information or an application form, call Matt Kaplan at 946-0644.
Smith will speak on neuroimaging
Edward E. Smith, recently appointed the Arthur W. Melton Professor of Psychology, will talk about his research at 4:10 p.m. Wed. (April 2) in Rackham Amphitheater. His talk, "Neuroimaging and Cognition: The Case of Working Memory," will include descriptions of his research on working memory using neuroimaging methods, primarily Positron Emission Tomography (PET), to study how brain activity changes with changing cognitive demands. Smith's lecture also will explain what research shows about how working memory systems change with normal aging.
A reception will follow the lecture.
Law Day planned for students of color
The fourth annual Students of Color Law Day will take place 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wed. (April 2) in the Michigan Union. The event, sponsored by the Law School and Career Planning and Placement, offers students the opportunity to interact with more than 40 law school admissions representatives to gather information on the legal profession and on law school admissions. For information, call 764-7460 or 647-4083.
Free hearing screenings set for April 3
The Geriatrics Center's Turner Clinic, in conjunction with the Medical Center's Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Audiology, will provide free hearing screenings 1-4 p.m. Thurs. (April 3) at Turner Clinic for people over age 50. The test is not appropriate for those with previously diagnosed hearing losses or for current hearing aid users. Registration is limited. Call 764-2556 for a reservation.
Symposium focuses on regulation of image
"Regulation of the Image," a symposium sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, will take place 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat. (April 5) in Rackham Amphitheater. Through lectures and performances, University artists and critics will look at the economic and institutional regulation of images. Morning sessions will focus on "Images of Transgression." "Art, Economics, Institution" is the thematic link for the afternoon sessions, which will begin at 2 p.m. For information, call 936-3518.
Women's Glee Club concert is April 5
The annual Women's Glee Club spring concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sat. (April 5) in Hill Auditorium. Conductor Theodore Morrison will lead the 60-member group. The Harmonettes, an 11-member sub-group of the glee club, will perform a cappella arrangements during intermission. This is the first concert in the history of the club to have free admission.
Support group for injured workers begins April 10
Facilitated by professional counselors at the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP), a confidential support group for injured workers will begin its 10-week session 9:30-11 a.m. April 10 at the FASAP office, 715 N. University, #7. The Thursday morning sessions will be held through June 12. The support program is co-sponsored by the Risk Management Department and FASAP. For more information, call 998-7500.