Breifings

The University Record, April 8, 1997

Briefings

Johnson will give Fauri Memorial Lecture
A. Sidney Johnson, executive director of the American Public Welfare Association, will deliver the Fedele F. and Iris M. Fauri Memorial Lecture on Child Welfare at 3:30 p.m. April 14 in the Psychology Colloquium Room, East Hall. Johnson, who earned a master's degree in social work from the U-M in 1967, will address the challenges and opportunities of child welfare.

 

CEW focuses on women's leadership
The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) presents "Women's Leadership: Skills, Strengths and Stories" noon-1:30 p.m. Wed. (April 12) at CEW, 330 E. Liberty St. The presentation will focus on the Michigan Women's Leadership Project, which provided leadership development opportunities for 45 women who lead non-profit community-based organizations.

 

Zaller gives first Miller-Converse Lecture
John Zaller of the Department of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, will present "A Theory of the Media," the first Miller-Converse Lecture 3:30-5 p.m. April 14, Koessler Room, Michigan League. Zaller is the author of The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion. The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Political Studies, the Howard R. Marsh Center for the Study of Journalistic Performance, and the departments of Communication Studies and Political Science.

 

Mileage reimbursement rate goes up
Effective April 1, the personal mileage reimbursement rate was increased to $.31 per mile. Address questions/comments to the Accounts Payable and Travel Office, 764-6253, or via e-mail to travel.office@umich.edu.

 

German-language production will be performed at East Quad
The Residential College's (RC) Deutsches Theater presents Parables for the Theater, featuring pieces by Brecht and Weiss. Detailed program notes and vocabulary aids will make it possible for non-speakers of German to follow along. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (April 11-12) and at 2 p.m. Sun. (April 13) in the RC Auditorium. Suggested donation is $5 or two cans of non-perishable food.

 

Wharton will speak on higher education in 21st century
Clifton R. Wharton Jr., former chairman and chief executive officer of TIAA-CREF, will speak on "The New Millennium: Is Higher Education Ready?" at 4 p.m. Thurs. (April 10) in Rackham Amphitheater. The talk is co-sponsored by Population-Environment Dynamics and the President's Office. A reception will follow the talk in the East Lounge.

 

Turner starts `Dream Group'
The Turner Geriatric Clinic will offer a six-week "Dream Group" 1-3 p.m. Thursdays beginning April 17 at the Clinic, 1010 Wall St. (The group will not meet May 8.) There is a negotiable $30 fee. For registration, call Mariko Foulk, 764-2556.

 

Fulbright Association lecture and dinner
The Southeast Michigan Fulbright Association will hold its annual international lecture and dinner 5:30-9:30 p.m. April 25 in Rackham Assembly Hall. Slides of a recent exchange visit to Kyrgyzstan by Marilynn Rosenthal and a lecture by J. David Singer on "Getting to the Roots of War" are featured. International and U.S. Fulbright scholars and friends are invited. The deadline for dinner reservations is Fri. (April 11). Call 996-4545 or 971-1893 for information or to make a reservation.

 

Learn about meaning of life
Do you wonder about the meaning of life? Join a discussion group, "Exploring the Meaning of Life," for people over age 60. The eight-week program, which begins 1:30-3:30 p.m. April 14 at Turner Geriatric Clinic, will examine issues such as relationships, humor, adversity, pleasure, death and spirituality. Registration is required. For information or to register, call 764-2556.

 

Pound House needs volunteers
Pound House Children's Center is seeking student volunteers to help in the child care program for children ages 2 1/2-5 years during spring term. Students may work for academic credit, volunteer or participate with a Work Study grant. Volunteers should be available four-six hours per week and must attend a one-hour weekly training session. For information or to arrange an interview, call 998-8440.

 

 

Men's Glee Club performs Saturday
Jerry Blackstone conducts the Men's Glee Club in concert at 8 p.m. Sat. (April 12) in Hill Auditorium. The group will perform an array of pieces in different styles, including a selection of traditional Michigan songs. The Friars, a subgroup of the Glee Club, will entertain during the intermission. Tickets are $10, $8 and $5, and $3 for students.

 

First Binda Lecture is April 11
A lecture by Peter Forbes on "Our Work and Modernism" at 12:30 p.m. Fri. (April 11) represents the first activity supported by the Guido A. Binda Exhibit and Lecture Endowment Fund at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning. The fund supports special exhibits and lecturers and honors Guido Binda, who maintained an architectural practice in western Michigan.

Forbes, a U-M alumnus and nationally recognized architect, is noted for his environmentally sensitive housing designs, many of which have been built in Maine.

A noon reception in the College Gallery to open the exhibit "Peter Forbes & Associates: A Work in Progress" precedes his lecture. For information, contact Brian Carter, 936-0221.

 

Sponsoring a commencement event?
The April 22 Record will carry a listing of all commencement activities in a separate calendar section. Please send us all information regarding unit-sponsored events by April 14 via e-mail to urecord@umich.edu, via fax to 764-7084, or via e-mail to any Record staff member (see listing on page 2).

 

Benefit Reimbursement Account claims due April 16, 18
To guarantee reimbursement in April paychecks, benefit reimbursement account participants should submit claims to the Benefits Office by April 16 for bi-weekly pay periods or April 18 for monthly pay periods. Send claims to the Central Campus Benefits Office, G-405 Wolverine Tower, 3003 S. State St., Ann Arbor. The cutoff dates also are available on the Benefits Office's Web Page, http://www.umich.edu/~benefits, listed under "Your Taxes and Benefits."

 

Focus on Teaching is April 9
This month's Focus on Teaching presentations will be held 3-5 p.m. Wed. (April 9). Paul Lang and Jeff Shotwell of the School of Dentistry will discuss "Conferencing, Lectures and Web-based Simulations: A Multi-format Approach to Teaching." They will demonstrate how students use Web-based patient simulations containing digitized pictures, charting and patient histories to formulate comprehensive treatment plans that are electronically submitted to instructors.

David Butz of the Business School and Matthew Barritt of the Information Technology Division (ITD) will discuss "Distance Learning: A Transatlantic Experience." They will demonstrate how an economics course was taught at the U-M and in England using video conferencing, Web-based lectures and audio presentations.

Focus on Teaching is a forum that provides educators with an opportunity to share experiences in the development and use of instructional technology. It is sponsored by ITD's Office of Instructional Technology and LS&A. For information, send e-mail to FOT@umich.edu, call 763-4806, or visit the Web site at http://www.oit.itd.umich.edu/projects/Courses/FOT.html.

 

Sawyer Seminar Conference is April 11
Juan Flores, director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, City University of New York, will give the keynote address for the International Institute's Sawyer Seminar Conference, "Projecting Colonialism: Discipline, Desires, Designs."
Flores will speak at 1 p.m. Fri. (April 11) in the Henderson Room, Michigan League. The new documentary film Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in the Natural Sciences Bldg. Auditorium,
followed by a discussion with the film's producer, Mark Nash.

The conference also includes a series of roundtable discussions and papers presented by students from a variety of departments on April 11-12. Other sponsors are the Ford and Mellon foundations, LS&A and the Program on Comparative Study of Social Transformation.

For information, call Rebecca Armstrong, 764-2268, or send e-mail to rebecca@umich.edu.