The University Record, April 15, 1997

Briefings Briefings

Regents meet this week
The Regents will meet at 1 p.m. Thurs. (April 17) in the Regents' Room, Fleming Bldg. Agenda items include remarks by Preisdent Lee C. Bollinger, a report on housing facilities and the Michigan Student Assembly Annual Report. Public comments will be heard at 4 p.m. The meeting will resume at 9:30 a.m. Fri. (April 18) with remarks by the president and Provost J. Bernard Machen; U-M Hospitals Comparative Statistic Report; an update on the repatriation of Native American materials by Frederick Neidhardt, interim vice president for research; and regular agenda items.


Summer Institute teaches survey research techniques
The 50th annual Summer Institute in survey research techniques will be held June 2-July 25 at the Institute for Social Research. The mission of the Summer Institute is to provide rigorous and high-quality training in all phases of survey research and to teach state-of-the-art practice and theory in the design, implementation and analysis of surveys that contribute to social science goals. For enrollment applications and information, call 764-6595 or send e-mail to, or visit the Summer Institute website at


U-M Library will hold public book sale
More than 2,500 withdrawn and duplicate volumes from the U-M Library will be available at the Public Book Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri. (April 18) in the atrium, Shapiro Undergraduate Library. The selection represents a wide range of subjects, including a large selection of works in literature and history.


Cancer Center sponsors art exhibition, programs
The Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Gifts of Art program will host Chicago artist Hollis Sigler's collection of paintings titled "Breast Cancer Journal: Walking with the Ghosts of My Grandmothers" 8 a.m.-8 p.m. through May 11 in the Hospital's Ford Amphitheater Lobby.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Cancer Center will present free educational programs throughout the month. "Feelings of Living with and Surviving Breast Cancer" will be presented 6:30-8 p.m. Wed. (April 16) in Dining Room A, University Hospital, for all women who have had breast cancer. The public is invited to "The Healing Role of the Arts" 7-9 p.m. Thurs. (April 17) in the conference Room, East Ann Arbor Health Center; and "Healthy Life Style and Breast Cancer" 4-5 p.m. April 30th in the same location. For more information, call (800)-865-1125.


Norman will receive UMS Distinguished Artist Award
Jessye Norman will receive the University Musical Society Distinguished Artist Award as part of the 1997 Ford Honors Program, and present a recital at 6 p.m. April 26 in Hill Auditorium. As part of the celebration, a special tribute featuring film clips, musical presentations and special guests will follow the recital. For ticket information, call 764-2538.


Show benefits Flint scholarships
The U-M-Flint Alumnae Association is sponsoring a fashion show and luncheon at 11 a.m. Sat. (April 19) at the Flushing Valley Golf Club. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for women students. Reservations are required and tickets are $20. For reservations, call Fay Joseph, (810) 234-7939. For information, call Kaygie Goggins, (810) 238-5784.


Flint's Spotlight Series continues
The U-M Flint Spotlight Series continues this month with the Latin sextet, Benny Cruz y
La Buena Vida at 7:30 p.m. April 24.
The group won the 1992 and 1994 Tri-State Music Awards tropical song of the year and the 1996 Midwest Tejano Music Award for Salsa. They will perform cha cha, cumbia and meringue standards and original numbers. For information, call (810) 762-3431.


Conference focuses on social understanding in infants
A conference on "Developmental Processes in Early Social Understanding," sponsored by the Department of Psychology and Center for Human Growth and Development, will be held April 25-26.

While it is widely believed that the nature of early interactions with caregivers is important for later psychological adjustment, much is yet to be learned about how infants experience and conceptualize the interactions. The conference will focus on recent research using innovative methodologies and will include extended question-and-answer sessions.

All sessions of the free conference will be held in Room 4448, Psychology Building. For information, contact Ann Phillips, 764-3520, or send e-mail to


Athletic Department garage sale is April 19 at Track & Tennis Building
The Athletic Department has scheduled its annual garage sale for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. (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.


APBA to meet April 15
The Association of Black Professionals and Administrators (ABPA) will meet at noon Wed. (April 16) in Room 6050 ISR Bldg.


Workshop is available for parents with adopted children
The University Center for the Child and the Family is presenting the Inquisitive Minds Workshop Series for adoptive parents of children 3-6 years of age. The workshop will help parents pave the way for their children to be comfortable with their adoption. The series will run April 24-June 12. For fee and schedule information, call 764-9466.


R.C. Chamber Music Concert will be held Sunday
The free Residential College Chamber Music Concert will be held at 4 p.m. Sun. (April 20) in the Residential College Auditorium, East Quad. The performance will feature solos, duets, trios, quartets and chamber orchestra. For information, call 936-1998.


School of Information students will exhibit projects
Students from the School of Information will exhibit their latest innovations at the Student Projects Showcase 1-6 p.m. Wed. (April 16) in Room 411, West Hall. Students apply what they learn in their studies in library and information services, archives and records management, and human-computer interaction through hands-on, project-based learning. Visitors will be invited to sit down at the computers and try out the services that the students have created. For information, call 763-0074.


Architect Mayne will speak at Rackham
Architect Thom Mayne will present a free lecture, "Work and Projects in Process," at 7 p.m. Mon. (April 21) in Rackham Auditorium. Mayne is the winner of 10 Progressive Architecture Awards, has taught at Harvard University and Yale University, and founded the Los Angeles architecture firm Morphosis. For more information, call Josh Keough at 764-1300, or send e-mail to


Business School Staff Recognition Award nominations due April 30
Are you aware of the great efforts of a Business School staff member? Nominations are being taken through April 30 for the Business School Staff Recognition Award Spring Awards Ceremony. Twice a year, the Business School recognizes six staff members for ther superior efforts. Nominations will be accepted from staff, faculty and students and should include your name, the nominee's name and the reason you have nominated the staff member. Criteria include exceptional performance, teamwork, customer service and enthusiasm. Send nominations to Staff Recognition Committee, Business School, 701 Tappan 1234.


Botanical Gardens celebrates Earth Day
The Matthaei Botanical Gardens is presenting a free Distinguished Lecturer Series to commemorate Earth Week at 7 p.m. April 21-24 in the Gardens' Auditorium. Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, the founder of Earth Day in 1970, will highlight the series on April 24. Other lectures in the series: Brian Klatt, associate director of the Gardens, will present "Why Do We Value Wetlands?" April 21; Laura Keener and Robert Leininger of Waste Management will speak on "Recycling, Reuse and Waste Reduction: Past, Present and Future" April 22; and James Teeri, director of the Biological Station and the Botanical Gardens, will present "Global Change: 1970-2050, Facts Known and Facts Needed" April 23. For more information, call 998-7061.


U-M figure skaters to perform
The U-M Figure Skating Club is presenting a free skating exhibition, "Maize and Blue on Ice," 7-9 p.m. Sat. (April 19) in Yost Arena. Group and individual performances will be showcased at the event. For information, call 764-4600.


Learn how to photograph your garden
Steven Nikkila will teach techniques for capturing your garden on film 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thurs. (April 17), 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sat. (April 19) and 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 22 at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Nikkila will present tips for framing the photos, using light and shadow to advantage, correcting for less-than-perfect light, and seasonal differences. Students in this $60 course should bring a camera and slide film to all sessions. For information, call 998-7601.


Get your life on balance
The Center for the Education of Women's Work/Family/Life Series continues with "On Balance: Getting There from Here" 8:30 a.m.-noon April 25 in the Koessler Room, Michigan League. Geri Larkin, president of Strategic Thinking, will discuss exercises she uses to balance her own life and discuss people's values, likes and dislikes. To register, call 998-6133.


Program discusses how to talk to your teenager
"Sex, Drugs and Rock `n' Roll: How to Talk with Your Teenager" is the Health Night Out topic for 7:30-9:30 p.m. April 22 in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. Presenters David Rosen, a specialist in adolescent medicine, and Cheryl King, a child and adolescent psychologist, will discuss "normal" development in adolescents; ways to handle conflicts about homework, curfews, music, hairstyles, and other issues; and how to communicate effectively. The program and parking are free. For more information, call 763-9000, ext. 1075.


U-Move sponsors `Fitness over 50'
U-Move, an activity program within the Division of Kinesiology, sponsors "Fitness over 50," a program of aerobics designed to promote aerobic fitness for those over age 50. Classes meet at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays May 7-June 20, and registration is under way for this $38.25 class. For information, call 764-1342.


Access Congressional documents on the Web
Direct access to the workings of Congress has been established by U-M Libraries through the Graduate Library Documents Center at The service provides the full text of bills and bill status since 1989, the Congressional Record since 1986 and selected unpublished Congressional testimony since 1988, in addition to other information.


Kids can have fun at the Exhibit Museum this summer
It's not too early to sign up for summer fun at the Exhibit Museum. "Explorations," the Museum's summer workshop program for children ages 6-10, will run June-August. The series of educational workshops 10 a.m.-noon Tues.-Thurs. will provide an opportunity for children to explore prehistoric forests, blast into outer space or find clues left behind by ancient civilizations. Each day's workshop is $12 per person for Museum members and $15 per person for non-members. For a full schedule, call 764-0478.


Alumni Day for senior students is April 21
The Alumni Association is sponsoring "Alumni Day for Seniors" 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 21 at the Alumni Center. Senior students can meet with Alumni Club representatives, sign up for AluMnet Career Networking, learn other ways the Association can help with networking and receive a one-year free membership to the Association. For more information, call 763-7411.


Free throat cancer screenings will be held April 26
Free throat cancer screenings are offered by the Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Otolaryngology 9 a.m.-noon April 26 at the Taubman Health Care Center. Symptoms of throat cancer may include a sore throat or hoarseness that won't go away and difficulty swallowing. Exams will take less than 45 minutes. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 1-800-864-1125.


`Adventures in Parenting' is topic
The University Center for the Child and the Family is sponsoring "Adventures in Parenting: Life with Your Turbo-Charged Child," an eight-week workshop for parents of young children who are intense, energetic and sensitive. The workshop will begin 7-8:30 p.m. April 29. For information, call 764-9466.


Friends of Michigan League will hold luncheon
The newly formed Friends of the Michigan League will celebrate the group's formation with a May 1 luncheon in the League's Grand Ballroom that will feature entertainment by School of Music faculty members William Bolcom and Joan Morris. The Friends is an organization that will help preserve the League's tradition of serving as a gathering place for the University and Ann Arbor communities. It will support the educational, professional, cultural, serivce and social needs of the University, with a renewed focus on students.

Cost of the luncheon is $30, and advance payment is required by today (April 15) at the Friends Office, Michigan League. For more information, call 647-7463.


Record begins summer schedule May 6
Following the April 22 issue, the Record will begin its summer twice-monthly publication schedule. The calendar in the April 22 issue will list events through May 8. Scheduled publication dates for the summer months are May 6, May 20, June 10, June 24, July 15, July 29 and Aug. 12.


Godwin will present Staebler Lecture
Beverly Godwin, a member of the Clinton Administration's National Performance Review, will deliver the University's Staebler Lecture at 3 p.m. Fri. (April 18) at the Alumni
Center. Godwin's talk will center on efforts to "re-invent" government, improve the performance of public officials and make government employees more accountable to the public. For information, call 764-3490.


Latino workers workshop is April 24-27
The Labor Studies Center is sponsoring a series of skill- and community-building workshops for Latino workers April 24-27 at the Ypsilanti Marriott. The 1997 Latino Workers Leadership Institute will feature workshops on youth and unions, basic organizing and union-building, communication and leadership training, among other topics. Deadline for registration, $210, is Fri. (April 18). For information, call 764-0492.


Indigenous Healing: Alive and Well?
"Indigenous Healing: Alive and Well?" is the focus of a free brown bag lecture and symposium today (April 15). "Rain Forest Therapeutics" will be presented by Mark J. Plotkin, executive director of the Ethnobiologist and Conservation Team in Washington, D.C., noon-1:30 p.m. in Room 1334, School of Nursing. Plotkin also will speak on "Odyssey into Healing: Perspective of a Shaman's Apprentice" 3-5 p.m. in the Pendleton Room, Michigan Union. For information, call 763-3210.


Engineering students show off designs
Engineering students in the senior design course of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics will present their final projects at Design Expo '97 1:30-5 p.m. Thurs. (April 17) in the Atrium, EECS Bldg. Displays will feature working prototypes designed by the students as solutions to real-life engineering problems.


American Culture conference will be held this week
American Culture graduate students are sponsoring their first conference, "Contested Sites: Negotiating American Cultures," Fri.-Sat. (April 18-19) at sites on campus and around Ann Arbor. The conference features visual arts exhibits, a keynote address by Betty Ch'maj, recipient of the University's first doctoral degree in American Culture, and film presentations. For a complete conference schedule, call 763-1460 or visit the conference Web site:


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 Wed. (April 16) for bi-weekly pay periods or Fri. (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,, listed under "Your Taxes and Benefits."


Free foot screenings for diabetes available April 16
The U-M Orthotics and Prosthetics Center and the American Diabetes Association are sponsoring free foot screenings for diabetes 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed. (April 16) at Arborland Mall in Ann Arbor. For more information, call (800)-342-2383.


Bone Marrow Drive is April 24-25
The Latino Workers Leadership Institute will host a Bone Marrow Drive 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 24-25 at the Ypsilanti Marriott. Because bone marrow is ethnic-specific, minority participants are sought as possible donors to recipients of the same ethnic group. The groups most requested are Hispanic/Latino American, African American, Native American, Asian and Pacific Islander. For information, call Barbara Hile, (616) 776-1896, or George Casarez, (616) 554-0361.


Bongaarts will discuss population policy
John Bongaarts, a distinguished scholar in the field of population growth and sustain
able development and vice president of the Population Council's Research Division, will present the first John Snow Inc. Lecture in honor of Professor Emeritus Jason L. Finkle and Yuzuru J. Takeshita of the School of Public Health.

Bongaarts will speak on "Population Policy Options for the Developing World" at 2 p.m. Fri. (April 18) in Auditorium II, School of Public Health II. Bongaarts, who has briefed both Vice President Albert Gore and former Secretary of State Warren Christopher on population policy, will discuss the impact of family planning programs, increased gender equality, enhanced educational opportunities for women, and how emphasis on child care reduces or delays childbearing in the developing world.