The University Record, February 11, 1997

In Brief...

Senate Assembly to meet Feb. 17
Senate Assembly will hold their regular meeting beginning at 3 p.m. Mon. (Feb. 17) in the Rackham Amphitheatre. Agenda items include a presentation on upcoming changes in the University Record by Julie Peterson, director of News and Information Services; and a discussion of Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) Student Assessment Forms by CRLT Director Constance Cook.

 

Lecture focuses on feminist
organizations and management

Patricia Yancey Martin, professor of sociology and of social work at Florida State University, will speak on "Gender and Working Conflation: Women's Perceptions of Men's Masculinity Practices" 1:30_3:30 p.m. Fri. (Feb. 14) in Room 4212, School of Education Bldg. The free, public event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Interdisciplinary Program in Feminist Practice, the Women's Studies Program, the School of Social Work, the Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies, the School of Business Administration and the Center for the Education of Women. Call 764-9537 for more information or to pre-register.

 

For the record . . .
The title of Elise Parsigian's book is Proposal Savvy: Creating Successful Proposals for Media Projects.

A photo caption on page 8 of the Jan. 28 edition of the Record did not identify the presenter. She is Patricia Vereen Dixon.

 

Israel Information Day
at Hillel is Feb. 12

If you are considering a summer, term or year in Israel, Hillel Foundation will have a representative of the Michigan Israel Connection on hand (by appointment) Wed. (Feb. 12) to answer questions and provide information about a wide variety of programs in Israel. Call 769-0500 for an appointment.

 

Check out SPG online
for org charts

The 1996_97 organization charts for the main departments and offices of the University are available now through the ONLINE SPG (Standard Practice Guide). Providing convenient computer access to the operating policies and practices of the various departments, facilities and services of the University, the ONLINE SPG can be accessed at http://www.umich.edu/~spgonlin/. Be sure and check out the Revisions and New Sections menu selection periodically to stay up-to-date with changes. Online for a little more than a year, the SPG also contains information on employment, staff benefits, library and research services, student affairs, purchasing, financial operations, parking, retirement, gift administration, smoking on campus, and media relations.

 

Volunteer readers needed
The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities is looking for people who can volunteer a few hours to record texts and other class-related materials for blind students. The schedule is flexible, and while a couple of hours a week throughout the whole term is useful, a few weeks of effort at the beginning of the term is especially helpful. Call 763-3000 for information or to volunteer.

 

Dance to your heart's delight
at U-M-Flint

Get the weekend off to a good start with a romantic community Valentine's Day dance, 8 p.m._midnight Fri. (Feb. 14), in the Harding Mott University Center Rooms at the U-M-Flint. Roel Martiniez, 1996 Bruno Valdez Arts & Entertainment Award Winner, will provide the music. Refreshments will be served at the free event, which is open to those ages 15 and older. The dance is co-sponsored by the Latino Student Organization and the Office of Educational Opportunity Initiatives. Call (810) 762-3328 for information.

 

Schubert showcased in recital
Austrian lyric baritone Wolfgang Holzmair will sing Schubert lieder with Julius Drake, pianist, at 8 p.m. Mon. (Feb. 17) in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. The performance is the third in a series of song recitals presented by the University Musical Society (UMS) celebrating the bicentennial of the composer's birth. Tickets, available at the UMS Box Office, are $30 and $15. Call 764-2538 for information.

 

Oratorio Voices of Light gives new look at Joan of Arc
A new opera/oratorio, Voices of Light, accompanies Carl Dreyer's 1927 silent film masterpiece, The Passion of Joan of Arc, with live music composed by Richard Einhorn at 7 p.m. Sun. (Feb. 16) in the Michigan Theater. Voices features Anonymous 4 as Joan of Arc, the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, and vocal soloists Norman Goss, Daniel Ebbers and Camille King, under the direction of I Cantori conductor Lucinda Carver. The event is one of the Univesity Musical Society's (UMS) New Interpretations Series, a showcase for artists on the "cutting-edge of contemporary musical expression." Tickets, $24_$36, may be purchased at the UMS Box Office, 764-2538.

 

Learn to access electronic
info sources

The Health Sciences Libraries will offer two workshops on accessing and searching electronic information sources 10 a.m._noon and 11:30 a.m._1 p.m. Feb. 20. The first workshop, U-M Medline, provides access to the MEDLINE, HealthStar, AIDSLINE, CINALH, and CENCERLIT databases. It will take place in Room G 442, Public Health II Bldg. The second workshop, Introduction to Netscape, will explain Netscape's basic features with a focus on medical resources on the WorldWide Web. It will be held in Room LRC 3950, Taubman Medical Library. Both workshops are open to faculty, students and staff. For more information, call 936-1391 for the Med-Line workshop, or 763-2037 for the Netscape workshop.

 

Learn about Museum of Art's `New Acquisition'
Annette Dixon, curator of Western Art at the Museum of Art, will discuss the just-unveiled new acquisition, a print of "Adam and Eve Lamenting over the Corpse of Abel," by 17th-century Dutch engraver Jan Saenredam, at 7:30 p.m. Thurs. (Feb. 13) in the Museum's AV Room. The print is a plate from a series of six engravings executed by the artist in 1604. Call 764-0395 for information.

 

Haydn symphony tops
Philharmonia program

Annunziata Tomaro, a senior majoring in music, will conduct the University Philharmonia Orchestra in a performance of Haydn's Symphony No. 80 at 8 p.m. tonight (Feb. 11) in Hill Auditorium. Also on the program: Brahm's Alto Rhapsody, featuring Catherine McKeever, contralto, and the Men's Glee Club, conducted by Jerry Blackstone. The free, public concert will conclude with Pier Calabria, assistant professor of music, leading the orchestra in a performance of Schubert's Symphony No. 9, "The Great." Call 764-0583 for information.

 

Two special exhibitions opening at the Museum of Art
An exhibition of works by Ellen Driscoll, a Boston-based multimedia artist concerned with feminist and psychological themes,will be on display at the Museum of Art through March 16. The Museum Collects: 20th Century Works on Paper, a selection of recent acquisitions by the Museum of Art, is displayed through May 4. Both exhibitions opened last week.

The Driscoll exhibition has been organized in collaboration with the Institute for the Humanities. The Museum Collects includes nearly 20 American and European prints, drawings and photographs spanning the 20th-century. Among the artists featured in the show are Max Pechstein, Alfred Stieglitz, Louise Nevelson, Kara Walker and Robert Motherwell. Call 764-0395 for more information.

 

Puccini's La Boheme comes to Power Center
The University Musical Society (UMS) presents the New York City Opera National Company in Puccini's opera La Boheme in performances at 8 p.m. Feb. 19_22 in the Power Center. A family show is scheduled at 2 p.m. Feb. 22. Tickets, available at the UMS Box Office, are $22_$44; tickets for the family matinee performance are $5 for children and $15 for adults. Call 764-2538 for information.

 

Lecture will explore Islamic resistance to Russian conquest
Alexander Knysh, assistant professor of Islamic studies, will speak on "Islam and Shamil's Resistance to the Russian Conquest of the Caucasus (1829_1859)" at noon Wed. (Feb. 12) in the Commons Room, Lane Hall. The brown bag lecture is sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES). Call 764-0351 for information.

 

SNRE seminar series student
colloquium is Feb. 12

The School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) presents a student colloquium 3:15_5 p.m. Wed. (Feb. 12) in Room 2046, Dana Bldg. The event will include four talks by SNRE graduate students. The colloquium is one of several upcoming events in the SNRE Seminar Series, which will include lectures on natural systems agriculture (Feb. 26); environmental justice (March 12); and the implications of water scarcity for food security, ecosystem health and regional politics (April 9). The series is sponsored by the Pew Fellows Program and SNRE. Call 764-6453 for information.

 

Lecture examines Middle
Eastern money and inflation

Sevket Pamuk, visiting professor of history and professor of economics at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, will speak on "Four Centuries of Money and Inflation in the Middle East, 1500_1914" at 4 p.m. today (Feb. 11) in the East Conference Room, Rackham Bldg. The event is the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies' annual Business and the Middle East Lecture, part of its Middle East Distinguished Lecturer Series. Call 764-0350 for information.

 

Assistance program helps
unsnarl Medicare

Turner Geriatric Center and the Washtenaw County Council on Aging are co-sponsoring a Medicare Assistance program. The free, public program is held 9:30_11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Turner Geriatric Clinic, 1010 Wall St. Medical Center staff join volunteers from the Council on Aging to provide individual assistance to those with questions on doctor and hospital bills, Medicare, health insurance, Medicaid and long-term care insurance. The program also will offer assistance on simple income taxes. To make an appointment for any Tuesday session, call 764-2556.

 

Binge on chocolate lore
at Exhibit Museum

If you're big on chocolate (and who isn't?) the Exhibit Museum of Natural History has planned a treat for you. Discover "The Natural History of Chocolate" 9 a.m._5 p.m. Sat. (Feb. 15). Museum visitors will receive a "passport" to the day's events, which will focus on the botany, culture, anthropology and modern history of chocolate. The fun will include educational videos; a display illustrating the production of chocolate from cacao bean to finished product; a "tasting table" provided by Zingerman's Delicatessen; a presentation by Paul Cousins, of Cousins Heritage Inn, on chocolate desserts, a "hands-on" discussion for children relating basic concepts about chocolate and nutrition and more. Door prizes will be offered and chocolates will be available for purchase to benefit the museum. Admission is free. Call 764-0478 for information.

 

Lecture examines race
and gender equality

Christopher Edely, professor of law, Harvard University, will discuss "Challenges for the 21st Century: A review of the national conversation on race and gender equality: at 7 p.m. tonight (Feb. 11) in Rackham Auditorium. The lecture is one of numerous events sponsored by the Office of Minority Affairs during February, African American Heritage Month. The free, public lecture is co-sponsored by the Black Law Student Alliance and the Black Undergraduate Law Association.

 

When someone you love is gay
The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Programs Office will present a panel discussion 3_5 p.m. Mon. (Feb. 17) in the Koessler Room, Michigan League for anyone who has someone important in their life who is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Learn how to be a supportive ally of your loved one and find support for yourself. Call 763-4186 for more information.

 

Learn exotic orchid culture
Connie Bailie, senior horticultural assistant in charge of the orchid collection at Matthaei Botanical Gardens and president of the Ann Arbor Orchid Society, will discuss orchid growing 2_4 p.m. Feb. 15, 22 and March 1 at the Gardens. A slide presentation of "easy to grow" orchids and a potting demonstration will be helpful for both beginner and more experienced growers. The cost of the class is $45. Call 998-7061 for information.