The University Record, April 22, 1997

Briefings

Recreational Sports staff needed
The Department of Recreational Sports is hiring staff to fill many positions for spring and summer. Lifeguards, entrance monitors, equipment room attendants, building crew and others are needed for the Central Campus Recreation Building, North Campus Recreation Building and the Intramural Sports Building. Application deadline is April 24. For information, call 936-0617 or send e-mail to ldm@umich.edu.

 

Farewell reception for Elsa Kircher Cole is scheduled for Thurs.
A farewell afternoon tea for General Counsel Elsa Kircher Cole will be held 3-5 p.m. Thurs. (April 24) in the Michigan Room, Michigan League. Cole, who has served as general counsel for eight years, announced her resignation in February.

 

Distinguished Dissertation Awards ceremony will be held May 1
The Distinguished Dissertation Awards will be presented at a symposium at 2 p.m. May 1 in the Assembly Hall, Rackham Bldg. The five awardees will discuss aspects of their research, and a reception will follow at 4 p.m. The focus of the awards is on the human side of doctoral research: the obstacles, sacrifices and intellectual rewards involved in completing the dissertation. For information, call 764-8221.

 

Research opportunities available for minority high school students
Minority high school students can explore potential careers in medicine or biomedical research by participating in the Minority High School Summer Research Apprentice Program funded by the Medical School. Students in the program work with Medical School investigators on clinical or basic research projects ranging from high-tech computerized brain imaging to biostatistical analysis. Apprenticeships are available for minority students enrolled in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Willow Run high schools during the 1996-97 academic year. For information, call 764-8185.

 

Find out about programs for people over 60 years of age
The Turner Geriatric Clinic is selling copies of Where to Turn, A Guide to Washtenaw County Programs and Services for People Over 60. The $10 resource guide includes new services, notes changes in existing programs and adds information about concerns that have surfaced since the previous version was published. The guide is available by calling 764-2556.

 

Metal spikes forbidden at Radrick Farms
In an effort to minimize traffic damage to greens, Radrick Farms Golf Course will no longer allow metal spike golf shoes. Golfers may purchase a set of softspikes in the golf shop for $4.

 

Say farewell to Ellen Gaucher
A farewell reception will be held for Ellen Gaucher, senior associate director for the U-M Health System, 2-4 p.m. May 2 in the Towsley Center Lobby. Gaucher is leaving the Health System after 17 years of service to assume the position of vice president for quality and customer satisfaction for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa and South Dakota.

 

Elving Lecture is April 29
Alan G. Marshall of Florida State University will present the Philip J. Elving Lecture on Analytical Chemistry at 4 p.m. April 29 in Room 1640, Willard H. Dow Laboratory Bldg. Marshall will speak on "Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance: New Frontiers in Mass Spectrometry."

Marshall is co-inventor of Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance (FT-ICR) mass spectrometry, a development that improved ICR speed, resolution, sensitivity and mass range.

 

Next Record is published May 6
The next issue of the University Record will be published May 6 and list events through May 22. Calendar and Briefings items should be submitted by 5 p.m. April 28.

 

Solar car will be unveiled April 28
The Solar Car Team will unveil its new car, "Wolverine," 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mon. (April 28) in the Media Union Gallery. U-M students will compete this June in Sunrayce '97, a cross-country race for solar-powered vehicles designed and built by university students.

 

Low-cost classes available at CCRB
Stressed about work or final exams? "Finals Fitness Frenzy Stressbuster," sponsored by U-MOVE, features classes in step aerobics, water aerobics and swim conditioning April 23-29 at the Central Campus Recreation Building. No pre-registration required and classes cost $1. For schedule information, call 764-1342.

 

WCTF is looking for new members
The Women of Color Task Force will hold its 1997 Recruitment Reception 5-7:30 p.m. May 8 in Anderson Rooms C and D, Michigan Union. For information, send e-mail to Stephanie Estes-James, estesjam@umich.edu, by May 1.

 

Works by U-M art faculty on display
Works by U-M art faculty will be exhibited at the Museum of Art May 3-Aug. 3. Comprising works in media ranging from paintings to razor-edge technology systems, the exhibition offers a cross-section of the creative pursuits of the University's art faculty. Beginning May 10, the Museum will display "The Museum Collects: 20th Century Works on Paper (Part II)." This selection features nearly 20 American and European works in a range of printmaking processes, including woodcut, hard- and soft-ground etching, aquatint, drypoint, mezzotint and others. For information, call 764-0395.

 

Work-Study for winter term ends May 1
The Work-Study Program for winter terms ends May 1. Work-Study time reports must be submitted to supervisors by May 2 for students to receive final pay May 9 and for employer accounts to receive reimbursement under the program. The beginning work date for students with spring term Work-Study is May 6. Questions? Call 763-4128.

 

Workshops available for social service professionals
Turner Geriatric Services is sponsoring "Making the Invisible Visible: Addressing the Life Issues of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Older Adults" 9-11 a.m. May 16 in Room 2445, Turner Geriatric Clinic. The workshops will help social service agency professionals gain knowledge and understanding of the special issues facing older lesbian, gay and bisexual adults. Register before May 9 by calling 764-2556.

 

English classes available for international students, faculty, staff
The Family Housing Language Program is offering English classes for the families of international students, faculty and staff. Registration for spring and summer classes is taking place. Native speakers of English also are needed as volunteer conversation or classroom partners. For information, call 763-1440.

 

Gospel music will fill Hospital lobby
The Gifts of Art Program is sponsoring gospel music by The Voices of Healing at 12:10 p.m. May 1 in the First Floor Lobby, University Hospital. The choir is comprised of first- and second-year medical students. The All City Dance Company, featuring dancers from Community, Huron and Pioneer High Schools, will perform at 12:10 p.m. May 8 in the same location.

 

Drama workshop begins May 13
The Turner Geriatric Clinic is presenting a drama workshop 10 a.m.-noon for eight Tuesdays, beginning May 13. The free workshop will focus on imagination, pantomime, creative movement and character development. No prior acting experience is necessary and registration is required. For information, call 764-2556.

 

Throat cancer screenings are April 26
Free throat cancer screenings are offered by the Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Otolaryngology 9 a.m.-noon Sat. (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 800-864-1124.

 

'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.

 

Enroll the kids in Theatre Arts Camp
The Michigan Union is now enrolling children 7-15 years of age for the 1997 Summer Theatre Arts Camp, a three-week, half-day program that allows children to participate in all aspects of a complete theatrical production. The three sessions begin June 16 and are age-specific. Discounts are available for children of University staff and for enrolling more than one child. For more information, call 764-7585.

 

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.

 

Bone Marrow Drive is April 24-25
The Latino Workers Leadership Institute will host a bone marrow drive 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. (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. For information, call Barbara Hile, (616) 776-1896, or George Casarez, (616) 554-0361.

 

Taylor will perform `Molting' in Media Union
Russell A. Taylor will perform his MFA thesis, "Molting," at 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (April 25-26) in the video/performance studio, Media Union. Taylor incorporates the elements of sound, music, lyrics, text, film and audience participation in his performance. For information, send e-mail to SATORIcircus@umich.edu.

 

GOpherBLUE Transition Progressing
Since the announcement last July that the GOpherBLUE information service would be discontinued on June 30 of this year, most units publishing online information through the GOpherBLUE server have moved their current information to new sites on the WorldWide Web. The Information Technology Division (ITD) GOpherBLUE Transition Team is available to help remaining units establish their information sites on the Web.

Technical help and some funding support are still available to those few units who have yet to make the transition.

For information, contact the team via e-mail to gopherblue@umich.edu.