The University Record, February 25, 1997

In Brief...

No Record March 4
The University Record will not publish on March 4 due to spring recess. News Brief and Calendar items received by noon Wed. (March 5) will be published March 11 issue. Submissions may be sent by e-mail to



Habitat for Humanity student group meets Tuesdays at Hillel
Volunteers in Action, a student organization affiliated with Habitat for Humanity and committed to helping those in need, meets 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Hillel Foundation. To participate, you must call Dan at 213-1459 or send e-mail to:



'Second Saturday' program
focuses on 20th-century art

William Hennessey, director of the Museum of Art, will speak on "20th-Century Art at the Museum" at 11 a.m. March 8 at the Museum. The free, public lecture is sponsored by the New Art League, a special group of the Friends of the University of Michigan Museum of Art that exists to foster interest in contemporary visual art. The group's interests and activities focus predominantly on art by living artists. Call 764-0395 for information.



Lecture examines Fatwas
of Imam Khomeini

Hamid Algar, professor of Persian and Islamic studies from the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss "Post-Revolutionary Fatwas of Imam Khomeini: A Mirror of Iranian Society" at 4 p.m. today (Feb. 25) in the 4th floor conf. room, Rackham Bldg. The lecture, co-sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies, is one in a series of Middle East Distinguished Lectures sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. For information, call 764-0350.



Find out what dreams
can do for you

Dream Specialist Rebecca Mullen will present an overview of dream work and discuss the potential of dreams as healing agents and how they can enrich the mind 1-3 p.m. March 10 at the Turner Geriatric Clinic. The lecture is sponsored by Turner Learning Programs of the Geriatrics Center's Turner Geriatric Clinic. To register, or for more information, call 764-2556.



Spirit of St. Patrick's Day
comes to Hospital lobby

Violinist Michelle Giansante and violinist and guitarist Gale Benson will present a program of Irish music at 12:10 p.m. March 13 in the first floor lobby, University Hospital. The free concert is sponsored by Gifts of Art, a program of the University Hospitals. Call 936-ARTS for information.



Research Responsibility Program tackles laboratory safety
The first presentation of the Research Responsibility Program's (RRP) sixth topic of the year, "Laboratory Safety," will take place 4-6 p.m. March 11 in the Anderson Rooms B, C & D, Michigan Union. A second presentation of the same topic will take place 7-9 p.m. March 19 in the Pendleton Room, Michigan Union. The presentation will be coordinated by David P. Ballou, professor of biological chemistry; W. Richard Dunham, distinguished research scientist, biophysics research division; and Cynthia L. Marcelo, associate research scientist, plastic and reconstructive surgery.

RRP sessions, free and open to faculty, students and staff, are designed to provide an opportunity to learn more about issues relating to the responsible conduct and administration of research. Call 763-1289 for more information or to register, or send e-mail to The complete schedule may be seen on the RRP Web page at



Video traces the birth of
modern art in Germany

The influences of African and primitive art on the birth of modern art in Germany are explored in "Die Brucke," an ArtVideo at 12:10 p.m. March 5 in the Media Room, Museum of Art. The free video includes works of Kirchner, Bleyl, Schmidt-Rottluf, Muller, Nolde and Pechstein. Call 764-0395 for information.



Gifts of Art sponsors tribute
to Marian Anderson

Singer Tiana Marquez will present a musical tribute to Marian Anderson at 12:10 p.m. Thurs. (Feb. 27) in the main floor lobby, University Hospital. A celebration of the centennial of Anderson's birth, the program



Hillel will host zany Purim party
Celebrate Purim, the zaniest Jewish holiday, at 8:30 p.m. March 22 at Hillel Foundation. The festivities will begin with the reading of the Megillah (Scroll of Esther) and continue with live music and lots of hamantashen. The Purim party is co-sponsored by the Conservative Minyan and the UJA Half Shekel Campaign. Call 769-0500 for information.



Photographs celebrate
Jewish culture in Germany

The Michigan Union Program Board, in association with Hillel Foundation, presents "Darkness Into Light," an exhibition of black and white photographs celebrating the renaissance of Jewish culture in Germany. Opening March 10 at the Michigan Union Art Lounge, the exhibition will run through March 31. An artist's reception will be held 3-5 p.m. March 28 in the Art Lounge. For more information, call 769-0500.



Ask the doctor about arthritis
Raymond Yung, lecturer in internal medicine, will give an update on treatment for arthritis and answer questions from audience members in a free "Ask the Doctor" session 10 a.m.-noon March 12 at the Turner Geriatric Clinic, 1010 Wall St. A series of similar programs on various medical subjects may be arranged if there is enough interest in this first one, says a Turner Clinic representative. Call 764-2556 for information.



Turner workshop addresses
care for aging relatives

Turner Learning Programs will present a six-week series to help family members care for elderly relatives 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, March 20-April 24 at the Turner Geriatric Clinic, 1010 Wall St. Topics will include: physical, psychological and emotional changes of aging; financial and legal planning; community resources; communication and decision-making and caregiving roles. The cost of the series is $30 per person, $50 per couple. Half-price discounts for M-CARE participants are available. For more information or to register, call 764-2556.

consists of African American spirituals and Western European classical music. The event is sponsored by Gifts of Art, a program of the U-M Hospitals, and the Friends of the University of Michigan Hospitals. Call 936-ARTS for information.



Psychologist discusses balancing work, life and career
Rob Pasick, licensed psychologist, will discuss "The Delicate Balance: A Male Perspective" noon-1 p.m. March 5 in Conference Room 4, Michigan League. The noted psychologist and author of books about men will share his insights on how to maintain balance between work, family and self in today's hectic society. Both dads and moms are welcome. The free brown-bag lecture is sponsored by the Family Care Resources Program. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Call 998-6133 for information or to pre-register.



Where can you find help
for older parents?

Mary Rumman, clinical social worker at the Turner Geriatric Clinic, will explore community resources and discuss ways to get parents to seek help when services are needed, noon-1 p.m. March 11, in Conference Room 6, Michigasored by the Family Care Resources Program. The brown-bag lecture is free, but space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Call 998-6133 for information or to pre-register.



Faculty/guest recital will include music of Poulenc, Debussy
Two School of Music alumni will collaborate on a faculty/guest recital at 8 p.m. Thurs. (Feb. 27) in Britton Recital Hall. Pianist Timothy Cheek, lecturer in music, and clarinetist Robert Spring will present a program of music including Fantasy (. . . those harbor lights), by Joan Tower; Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by Poulenc; Preludes, Bruyeres and La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin, by Debussy; Dance Preludes by Lutoslawski; and Rossini's Introduction, Theme and Variations.



Competition winners appear with University Symphony
Concerto Competition winners Heather Zimmerman and Xiang Gao, both violinists in the School of Music, are the featured soloists with the University Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Kiesler at 8 p.m. tonight (Feb. 25) in Hill Auditorium. The free program includes Wagner's Prelude to Die Meistersinger, Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2, Elgar's Violin Concerto (first movement) and Britten's Four Sea Pictures and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes.

Turner's LIR offers lectures
on conflict resolution

The Learning in Retirement (LIR) program of the Geriatric Center's Turner Geriatric Clinic will offer a series of five weekly lectures on conflict resolution at 10 a.m. Thurs. (Feb. 27) and March 6, 13, 20 and 28 in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium, 990 Wall St. The lecture series costs $25 for LIR members and $30 for non-members. It is open to those ages 55 and over. This Thursday, Christopher Kolb, Ann Arbor city councilman and mayor pro tem, will discuss mediation in local issues. On March 6, Jennifer Walters, of the Office of the Ombudsman, and Mary Lou Antieau, assistant to the vice president for student affairs, will explore conflict resolution strategies for students. Call 764-2556 for a detailed listing of lecture topics or further information.



Conference will explore health
issues in the Middle East

Some 25 speakers will discuss various health issues facing the peoples of Middle Eastern countries during a two-day conference March 21-22 in the Auditorium, School of Public Health Bldg. II, 109 Observatory. The keynote speakers are Haroutune K. Armenian, of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, and Nabil M. Kronfol, of the HCI International Medical Center, Glasgow, Scotland. The conference is sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, the School of Public Health and the International Institute. Call 764-0350 for more information, including precise scheduling.



Hearing Loss group to meet
A Hearing Loss Group for adults ages 60 and over will meet 10 a.m.-noon for five consecutive weeks beginning March 3 in the Turner Geriatric Clinic conference room. The series will provide information on the physiology of age-related hearing loss, assistive devices, communication skills and coping with hearing loss. Call 764-2556 for information.



Learn about landscape design
Become familiar with basic landscape design principles, including unity, variety, mass, void and balance, at this $45, two-session class with Kenneth Rapp, landscape architect and plant landscape architect, 7-9 p.m. March 13 and noon-4 p.m. March 15 at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Learn to inventory existing features of a personal landscape, determine what the landscape should do, develop a workable program and base map, and decide what's needed to get started. Call 998-7061 to register or for more information.



Butterflies not free,
but reasonable at Gardens

Warren H. Wagner, professor emeritus of botany and former director of Matthaei Botanical Gardens, will lead a $45, three-day course, "Butterflies," 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 11, 18 and 25 at the Gardens. He will comment on most Michigan species (about 145 of them), their families and common names, their life cycles and stories of ecological adaptations. The course is good preparation for summer field work. Call 998-7061 for information or to register.



Jazz up your lunch hour
The U-M-Flint continues its free, public lunchtime jazz/blues series with Kelly Joe Phelps on blues guitar at noon Thurs. (Feb. 27) in the University Pavilion Food Court. Phelps recently completed a 16-city tour with B.B. King. Upcoming series programs include: vintage jazz with Ray Kamaly and His Red Hot Peppers, March 20; Jake Reichbarr on jazz guitar, April 3; Peter Mulvey performing modern blues, April 17; and Kevin Gallarello on blues guitar, May 1. For information, call (810) 762-3431.



Go for baroque at Fair Lane
The Fair Lane Music Guild will present Ensemble Ouabache performing chamber music from the baroque to the early classical eras at 7:30 p.m. Sun. (March 2) at Fair Lane on the U-M-Dearborn campus. The ensemble performs music of the 17th and 18th centuries on period instruments including harpsichord, baroque flute, violin and viola de gamba. Tickets, $12, are available by calling the Henry Ford Estate, 593-5590.



Thread your way through
the information Maize

The Division of Student Affairs presents a Wednesday Workshop, "Finding Your Way Through the Maize: Campus Info," 12:10-1 p.m. March 12 in the CIC Back Office, first floor, Michigan Union. Participants will learn to utilize information services. Wednesday Workshops are a series of informal educational sessions designed to share the division's services and programs with others at the University. Bring a brown-bag lunch. Call 763-4637 for more information.

Reserve spot for Global Change Project research symposium now
The reservation deadline for the Global Change Project (GCP) Research Symposium scheduled for 3:30-6 p.m. Fri (Feb. 28) in the Founders Room, Alumni Center is Wed. (Feb. 26). All interested faculty and students are invited to attend the symposium, which highlights updated findings for three global change research projects that were supported by GCP. After an introduction and welcome by James A. Teeri, GCP director, at 3:30 p.m., John T. Lehman, professor of biology, will address the symposium on "The Role of Climate Change in the Modern Condition of Lake Victoria" at 3:40 p.m. At 4 p.m., Donald R. Zak, associate professor of natural resources, will talk about "Elevated Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and the Cycling of Carbon in Terrestrial Ecosystems." Ronald F. Inglehart, professor of political science, will discuss "Public Support for Environmental Protection Policies" at 4:20 p.m. The symposium will close with a reception and pizza dinner at 4:50 p.m. To make a reservation or for more information, call 764-2109, or send e-mail to:



Black and white lithographs
displayed at Pierpont

Martha Levinsky's black and white lithographic prints will be exhibited Feb. 23-March 14 on the Pierpont Commons Gallery Wall. The exhibition, "Corporeal of Mercy," reflects the artist's interpretation of the female body. Call 674-7544 for information.



Lecture addresses the world
of children and families

The Research Club and the Women's Research Club will sponsor a lecture, "The Topsy Turvy World of Children and Families," at 7 p.m. March 10 in the fourth-floor Assembly Hall, Rackham Bldg. Speakers for the free, public lecture will be Susan Tuttle Darrow, retired senior social worker in child psychiatry, and Cecily Legg, retired lecturer in psychiatry, children's division. Call 662-8067 for more information.



Library exhibit documents
history of free thought

The recently opened exhibit, "Challenging Religious Dogma: A History of Free Thought," at the Special Collections Library, Room 711, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library through April 12, focuses on the development of free thought, through the landmark works of such free thinkers as Copernicus, Bacon, Gibbon and Voltaire. One section of the exhibit emphasizes American free thought in the 19th and 20th centuries. Exhibition hours are 10 a.m.-noon (except for March 1 & 8, when the library will be closed for spring break). For more information, call 764-9377.


Intramural softball sign-up nears
The Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program will accept entries for the 1997 Michigan Classics Softball Program on March 4 following the mandatory Managers' Meeting which begins at 7 p.m. An entry fee of $515 per team for the single game leagues and $1,030 for the double header leagues will be payable at registration. Games will be played weekdays at the Mitchell Fields, beginning May 5. Call 763-3562 for more information.



HRD classes designed to help combat sexual harassment
Human Resource Development (HRD) will offer two classes, Sexual Harassment I and II, for staff and faculty who want to build a mutually respectful work environment free of harassment. Sexual Harassment I, for non-managerial staff and faculty only, will meet 9-11 a.m. March 14 at HRD, 1111 Kipke Drive; Sexual Harassment II, for managerial staff and faculty only, will meet 9 a.m.-noon March 21 at HRD. Participants in the free classes will learn the characteristics of sexual harassment, University policy on sexual harassment and appropriate workplace behavior. Call 764-7410 for information.



Lecture will focus on
ethics in Plato's Republic

Julia Annas, University of Arizona, will discuss "Ethics Without Politics in Plato's Republic at 4 p.m. Fri. (Feb. 28) in Room 2408, Mason Hall. The free, public lecture is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy. Call 764-6285 for information.



Ann Arbor Symphony concert
benefits vision research

Experience the world through "Symphonic Visions" as the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra delivers a performance to honor the 125th anniversary of the Department of Ophthalmology at 8 p.m. March 8 in the Michigan Theater. Proceeds from the benefit concert support the department's vision research program at the W.K. Kellogg Eye Center. The program will include Rossini's William Tell Overture, Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 and Dvorak's Slavonic Dance, Op. 46, No. 8 in g minor. Tickets, $18-28, are available by calling 994-4801.

Osterling speaks to
Prostate cancer support group

Joseph E. Oesterling, professor of surgery and section head, Department of Surgery-Urology, will discuss "The Prostate Gland: As Important as Your Heart," when the Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. March 6 in the level 2 MCHC Auditorium. Oesterling will introduce his new book, The ABC's of Prostate Cancer and discuss diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Refreshments and parking validation will be provided. The program is sponsored by the Department of Urology and the School of Social Work. Call 936-5938 for information.