The University Record, December 10, 1996

In Brief...

Academic Outreach will publish summer session catalog
Interested in teaching spring or summer term classes? The Office of Academic Outreach is compiling a comprehensive 1997 summer sessions catalog, to include credit and non-credit courses and programs held on campus from May through August. This is an opportunity for departments to promote courses and programs to potential summer guest students and their families, as well as to the University community. Interested faculty need to contact their departments to let them know of their intentions (check with the department for deadline date). Call Glenda Radine at 764-5300 by Dec. 20 if you have a course or program to include in the Summer Sessions Catalog or for more information. Send e-mail to

Breast cancer support group will meet Dec. 11
The Breast Care Center of the Comprehensive Cancer Center will hold its monthly support group for women breast cancer survivors 6:30---8 p.m. Wed. (Dec. 11) in Dining Room B, second floor, University Hospital. No registration is necessary for the facilitated open discussion. For information, call 764-2696.

Symposium will honor
Thomas Juster

A symposium honoring F. Thomas Juster, professor emeritus of economics, will be held 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fri. (Dec. 13) in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League and 8:30 a.m.-noon Sat. (Dec. 14) in the Hussey Room, Michigan League. Juster was former director of the Institute for Social Research (ISR) and former principal investigator of the federally funded Health and Retirement Study. To celebrate his contributions to the University, the ISR and the research community, a series of papers will be presented at the free symposium. For more information, call 936-0314.

Benefit Reimbursement Accounts claims due today
Benefit Reimbursement Account participants should submit claims to the Benefits Office (Central Campus), Wolverine Towers G-405, 3003 S. State St., today (Dec. 10) to guarantee reimbursement in their December paychecks. For information, visit the Benefits Office's Web page at


Experience the Japanese
Tea Ceremony

Enter a world of harmony, purity and tranquility as you experience the refinement and discipline of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, chanoyu, at 3 p.m. Sun. (Dec. 15) in the Museum of Art's Japanese teahouse. Tea ceremony practitioners Junko and Riyako Suzuki join volunteer Adelwisa Weller to introduce to the ways of tea on the last Sunday of every month. Call 764-0395 for information.


M-Stores offer holiday sale
of computer products

M-Stores Computer Procurement is offering a variety of holiday computer bundles and accessories for sale to departments. Systems are available for sale to individuals through the Computer Showcase at the Michigan Union. For details on the sale and the unit's new returns policy, check out M-Stores' web site at Purchases may be picked up at the M-Stores location on Varsity Drive, or they can deliver directly to your department.


Kathleen Battle explores jazz
at Hill Auditorium

Operatic soprano Kathleen Battle will join jazz notables Cyrus Chestnut, James Carter, Christian McBride and Cyro Baptista in a performance based on her crossover album, "So Many Stars," at 8 p.m. Fri. (Dec. 13) in Hill Auditorium. Battle has performed opera roles on the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the opera houses of Vienna, Paris, San Francisco and Chicago. The concert is sponsored by the University Musical Society (UMS). Tickets, $18-$46, are available at the UMS Box Office, by calling 764-2538.


Contemporary Harlem

The University Musical Society (UMS) will present The Harlem Nutcracker in four evening performances plus a family matinee at 8 p.m. Dec. 18-21 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. Choreographed by Detroit native Donald Byrd and featuring Duke Ellington's arrangement of the famous Tchaikovsky score, The Harlem Nutcracker was co-commissioned by UMS and will be making its world-premiere tour in six cities including Ann Arbor. Tickets, available at the UMS Box Office, are $28, $24, $20 and $16. Call 764-2538 for more information.


Ann Arbor Folk Festival
slated for Jan. 25

The 20th Ann Arbor Folk Festival, featuring performances by Leon Redbone and Nancy Griffith, celebrates the venerable music form at 6 p.m. Jan. 25 in Hill Auditorium. Sponsored by the Office of Major Events/Division of Student Affairs and the Ark, the event will also include performances by David Bromber, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason; Patty Griffin, Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham; Mike Gordon and Friends; Susan Werner; Martin Sexton; Dan Bern; and Les Barker. Tickets, $25, are on sale at the Michigan Union Ticket office, Herb David Guitar Studio, Schoolkids Records and all TicketMaster outlets. For ticket information, or to charge by phone, call 763-TKTS.



Music smoothes way
to examinations

As faculty and students prepare for exam week, the School of Music has planned a number of events to soothe the savage breast. The Symphony and Philharmonia orchestras with the Chamber and University choirs will perform music by Faure, Ravel, Berlioz and Humperdinck at 8 p.m. tonight (Dec. 10) in Hill Auditorium. At 8 p.m. Fri. (Dec. 13) the Musical Theatre Department will present a Musical Theatre Workshop at McIntosh Theatre in the School of Music Bldg. And, ringing out the fall semester as she rings in the holiday season, University Carilloneur Margo Halsted will present a Holiday Carillon Recital at 4 p.m. Sun. (Dec. 15) at Burton Memorial Tower. Interested visitors are invited to watch the performance in the Tower. Call 764-0583 for more information.



Get computing info via e-mail
A summary of Information Technology Digest, the monthly University newsletter about computing services published by the Information Technology Division, is available now by subscription through e-mail. To subscribe, send e-mail to with the word SUBSCRIBE in either the subject field or the text of your message. The next issue will be published on Jan. 15.


Linguists will appear in ITD
'Focus on Teaching' forum

Hilda Tao, lecturer, Asian Languages and Culture, will discuss "Learning Chinese with the Chinese Problem Set," and San Duanmu, assistant professor of linguistics, will talk about "Visualizing Voice Characteristics" 3-5 p.m. Thurs. (Dec. 12) in Room 1300, Dow Chemistry Bldg. The lectures are the final two in the "Focus on Teaching" forum sponsored by the Information Technology Division's Office of Instructional Technology and the Office of the LS&A Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education. For more information, call 763-4806.


Pierpont Commons hosts
photography, painting exhibits

Oil paintings, watercolors and acrylics by members of the Chelsea Painters are on display now through Dec. 19 in the Pierpont Gallery Wall, Pierpont Commons. In the Pierpont Atrium, also through Dec. 19, Vicky Veenstra, professor of art, exhibits a collection of black and white and color photographs made using a "lensless" camera to capture the images. Both exhibitions are free and open to the public.


See molten metal casting
during art foundry tour

On a cold winter day, enjoy the rosy flow of molten metal being turned into works of art as the New Art League of the Museum of Art takes you on a tour of the Daedalus Art Foundry at 11 a.m. Sat. (Dec. 14) in Petersburg, Mich. Craftspeople will demonstrate the various types of metal casting performed there. No preregistration is necessary. Call 764-0395 for more information or for directions.


Lifesteps program will begin
in January

Lifesteps, a comprehensive nutrition and weight-management program, will be offered by University Hospital's Nutrition Counseling Center beginning the third week in January. Participants receive individual attention and group support while developing healthy eating and activity habits. A Lifesteps display will be on view in Towsley Link Jan. 6-10 and in University Hospital Cafeteria Jan. 10-13. Free information sessions are scheduled Jan. 9, 10 and 13. The program is endorsed by M-Fit, and M-CARE discounts are available. Call 936-7527 for more information.


Gifts of Art brings gifts of music
The University Hospitals' Gifts of Art program sponsors several more live holiday concerts in the next two weeks. The Choral Connection will present a program of "Seasonal Connections" at 12:10 p.m. Thurs. (Dec. 12) in the first floor University Hospital Lobby. The Ann Arbor Civic Chorus, under the direction of Rebecca Vlisides, will present their annual Holiday Concert at 1:30 p.m. Sun. (Dec. 15) also in the first floor lobby, University Hospital. Counterpoint, a group of Hospital employees, will bring Seasonal Harmonies to the lobby at 12:10 p.m. Dec. 19. For more information, call 936-ARTS.


Register now for winter session ice skating classes
Register for winter session hockey and skating classes through Jan. 5 at Yost Ice Arena. Four different types of classes are offered this year for skaters of all ages and skill levels. Learn-to-Skate, 1-1:50 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 12-March 16, $48, is open to all ages. Helmets are recommended for children ages 8 and younger and required for those ages 5 and under. Parents & Tot Learn-to-Skate is scheduled 10-10:50 a.m. Fridays, Jan. 10-Feb. 28, and costs $48 per pair. Children ages 5 and under must wear a helmet. Also scheduled are Adult Skating Classes, $88, Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30-8:20 a.m. Jan. 14-March 13 and Adult Hockey Classes, $96, 7:30-8:50 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 13-March 12. Skate rental is available for these last two classes. Call 764-4600 for more information or a brochure.


M-Quality Expo presentations scheduled for re-broadcast
Two presentations by William Bridges at the 1996 M-Quality Expo will be re-broadcast on UMTV. "Managing Organizational Transition: A Seminar for Managers and Administrators" will be aired at noon Thurs. (Dec. 12) and again at noon on Jan. 8. "The New World of Work and How to Be Successful in It" will be shown at noon today (Dec. 10) and Jan. 6.


Yost Arena will hold
youth hockey clinic

The annual Holiday Youth Hockey Clinic for children ages 6-11 will be held at Yost Arena 11 a.m.-1:50 p.m. Dec. 30-31 and Jan. 2-3. Participants will learn to improve passing, shooting, skating and stick handling technique. Registration for the $50 clinic is open to the first 30 players. For more information, call 764-4600.


Gifts of Art presents
new exhibition

Gifts of Art, the program of University Hospitals which turns areas of the hospitals into informal art galleries, will unveil the works of a number of artists in a variety of media Dec. 16.

In the first-floor lobby, University Hospital, Nancy Ware's watercolors will be shown. The "Snowflakes" of Thanas Clark and ceramics by Stan Baker will be displayed in the first-floor Taubman Lobby, north. An exhibition of works by students from the Saline Public Schools can be viewed in the first-floor Taubman Lobby, south.

Monti Nagler's blown glass will be shown in the University Hospital second-floor Main Corridor, south, and surface design works by the Michigan Surface Design Association will adorn the walls of the hospital's second-floor Amphitheater Lobby. Folk Painting by Blanch Ackers will be displayed in the Turner Clinic Lobby. All artwork is for sale. For more information, call 936-ARTS.


Don't miss Family Day
at the Museum of Art

The Museum of Art invites children and families to experience the magic of "Images d'Epinal," the charming and fanciful exhibition of historic French prints in the West Gallery, on Family Day noon-4 p.m. Sun. (Dec. 15). Family Day activities include storytelling by a costumed storyteller who will read French folk tales such as "Cinderella," French folk songs, French lessons for kids, magic demonstrations, face painting, and games.


Regents will meet Dec. 19-20
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Regents will take place at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 19 and at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 20 in the Regents Room, Fleming Administration Bldg.

Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance should contact the Regents' Office, 764-3883. For TDD services, call 647-1388.


Next Record will have
three-week calendar

The Dec. 17 issue of the Record will carry Calendar and News Brief items for the period Dec. 17-Jan. 9. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Tues. (Dec. 10). The next Record will be published Jan. 7.


Business School classes start
Jan. 6 for MBA, Jan. 8 for BBA

The Business School announces that winter term classes will begin Jan. 6 for MBA and MAcc classes. BBA classes will begin Jan. 8.