The University Record, January 14, 1997

In Brief...


Benefit Reimbursement Account deadline is Jan. 21
To guarantee reimbursement in their January paychecks, Benefit Reimbursement Account participants should submit claims by Jan. 21 to the Benefits Office (Central Campus), Wolverine Towers G-405, 3003 S. State St. The Benefit Reimbursement cutoff dates are also available on the Benefits Office home page listed under " Your Taxes & Benefits." The URL address is


HRD professional development courses announced
Human Resource Development professional development courses begin in just a few weeks. Courses in the following subject areas are available: team building, time management, performance coaching, communication, customer service, conflict resolution, leadership and interviewing. Many courses are nearing capacity. For more information, call 764-7410.

For the record . . .
Ahmad Rahman, graduate student in history, will speak on African-Americans, Jews and Arabs: Conflicts, Coalitions and Future Prospects at 1 p.m. Mon. (Jan. 20) in the Lane Hall Commons. His talk, sponsored by Near Eastern Studies and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, is part of the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. His name and concentration were incorrect in the Jan. 7 issue of the Record.

Learn baby care basics at U-M Brighton Health Center
The U-M Brighton Health Center will hold a free education program on the basics of baby care 5-6:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the health center, located at 8685 W. Grand River, Brighton. Board-certified pediatrician Inta Ertel will answer questions and help participants understand what infant behavior is normal and when parents need to call a doctor. The program is open to expectant parents, grandparents or anyone who will be caring for a newborn. To register, or for more information, call (810) 227-9510. The center can arrange free interviews with staff pediatricians for those who are unable to attend the class.


Seminar will explore mental illness and substance abuse
The Initiative for Women's Health will sponsor a seminar, "Mental Illness and Substance Abuse: Implications for Women's Health and Health Care Access," 3-5 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Poverty Research and Training Center, Suite 202, 540 E. Liberty St. Speaking at the seminar will be Carol T. Mowbray, associate professor of social work and of psychology and associate dean, School of Social Work; and Beth G. Reed, associate professor of social work. The event is open to all students, faculty and staff. Call 647-0472 for information.


Take a hike
Ellen Elliott Weatherbee will lead the Winter Hiker, a series of outdoor hiking events beginning Jan. 22 and culminating in a weekend in northern Michigan Feb. 21-23. The $215 fee includes four Ann Arbor-area trips: 6:30-8:30 Jan. 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 25 and Feb. 3 and 8. The weekend outing will take participants to the University's Biological Station at Pellston, 18 miles south of the Mackinac Bridge. Depending on snow conditions, the class will ski or hike, identifying and interpreting a wide variety of natural areas. Intermediate level cross-country skiing ability is helpful. For more detailed information, call 998-7061.


Seminar will focus on drug
testing and criminal justice

The Substance Abuse Research Center will sponsor a seminar, "Drug Testing and Criminal Justice Practices as Regulators: What Works, Ethical Issues, and Which Social Burdens are Affected?" 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wed. (Jan. 15) in the Barrett Conference Rm., 2nd floor, Clinical Faculty Office Bldg. Sally K. Guthrie, associate professor of pharmacy and Richard O. Lempert, professor of sociology and of law, will facilitate the seminar. For more information, call 998-6500 or send e-mail to


Spacejam, with captions,
scheduled Jan. 18

Hearing Impaired Students of the University of Michigan and Services for Students with Disabilities will sponsor a showing of Spacejam, with Michael Jordan, at 8 p.m. Sat. (Jan. 18) in Auditorium A, Angell Hall. The film will be shown with open captions. The admission cost is $2.


Schubertiade II features
pianist Garrick Ohlsson

Celebrating the bicentennial of Franz Schubert's birth, the University Musical Society (UMS) presents a special eight-concert series of performances, including four Schubertiade Chamber Concerts and four Schubert Song Recitals. The second of these concerts, Schubertiade II, brings pianist Garrick Ohlsson to Rackham Auditorium at 8 p.m. Jan. 23 for program of Schubert's late piano works. The program will include "Drei Klavierstucke", D. 946, and the sonatas in A Major, D. 959, and B-flat, D. 960. Tickets, $26-$36, are available at the UMS Box Office. Call 764-2538 for information.


Clarinetist Stoltzman will appear with percussion ensemble
The University Musical Society presents clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and the Nexus percussion ensemble at 8 p.m. Thurs. (Jan. 16) in Hill Auditorium. Tickets for the concert, available at the UMS Box Office, are $26, $22, $16 and $12. For more information, call 764-2538.


Lecture will examine Israeli
citizenship and the peace process

The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS) presents Yoav Peled, professor of political science at Tel Aviv University, lecturing on "The Structure of Israeli Citizenship and the Peace Process" at 4 p.m. today (Jan. 14) in the 4th floor conference room, Rackham Bldg. The lecture, co-sponsored by the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, is one in the CMENAS year-long Middle East Distinguished Lecturer series delivered by international scholars on topics relating to the Middle East.


Video explores Black American painting
The work of African American artists from the time of the American Revolution to World War II is examined against the background of concurrent social changes in the Museum of Art's free, public video presentation of "Hidden Heritage: The Roots of Black American Painting," 12:10 p.m. Wed. (Jan. 15) in the Media Room. The video traces the influences of abolition, segregation and Jim Crow laws, racial violence, and the drive for freedom and security on African American art during this period. For information, call 764-0395.


Museum will unveil new work
in observance of MLK Day

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, the Museum of Art, usually closed on Mondays, will open its doors at noon Mon. (Jan. 20) for the unveiling of its latest acquisition, a suite of five aquatints by African American printmaker Kara Walker. The work, titled "A Means to an End," depicts a swampland with the heads of escaping slaves visible above the surface of the water. Curator of Western Art Annette Dixon will speak briefly about the work. Admission is free.


Hear `The Inside Story'
at the Museum of Art

The Museum of Art invites the public to a lecture series, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thurs. (Jan. 16) in the Media Room, designed to reveal "the inside story" of the works of art hanging on its walls---the hard work, the negotiations, the curatorial decisions that are the invisible matrix surrounding each item in the Museum's collection. Annette Dixon, curator of Western art, will explain "How the Museum Collects" during Thursday's lecture. Succeeding topics, scheduled for Jan. 23 and 30, are "How the Museum Cares for its Collections," with Carole McNamara, collections manager; and "How the Museum Uses Its Collection," with William Hennessey, museum director. Call 764-0395 for information.


U profs talk about
Nobel Prizes tonight

The Program for the Study of Complex Systems hosts its second annual Nobel Symposium at 6:10 p.m. tonight (Jan. 14) in the fourth-floor amphitheater, Rackham Bldg. Six University professors will discuss, in non-technical terms, the Nobel Prizes presented last fall. The free, public symposium will be hosted by Carl Simon, professor of mathematics and of economics and public policy. Questions may be e-mailed to Simon at Call 763-3301 for information.


Applications invited for
Student Publications Board

Faculty and staff are invited to apply for an upcoming vacancy on the Board for Student Publications. Qualifications required include knowledge and experience in publications and a commitment to the goals of student publications. The board is responsible for the Michigan Daily, Michiganensian yearbook and Gargoyle humor magazine. The board oversees the publications' financial affairs and acts as an advisor on editorial questions. It meets seven times a year. Applications are available at the Student Publications Office, Rm. 210E, 420 Maynard St., campus zip 1327, or call 764-0550. The application deadline is Feb. 1.


Van Pool seeking riders
The Hamburg/Whitmore Lake Van Pool has openings for new riders for the 8 a.m.-5 p.m. shift. For $65 per month, passengers in the nine-passenger van are picked up at one of two locations in the Hamburg/Whitmore Lake area and transported to several locations on campus, including Turner Geriatric Center, University Hospital, Hill Auditorium, the Rackham Bldg., and others. The process is reversed going home. Call 761-7981 or 764-3260 for information.


Wednesday workshops explain Student Affairs programs
The Division of Student Affairs will hold a workshop on Student Activities and Leadership: Student Connection to Co-Curricular Activities, 12:10-1 p.m. Wed. (Jan. 15) in the Michigan Union. The workshop is one of a series of free, informal education sessions/brown bag lunches held most Wednesdays through April 9 and sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs to share their services and programs with the University community. Call Beth Adler, 763-5925, for detailed information on upcoming workshops. RSVP at least one week in advance of sessions you plan to attend, or send e-mail to


Library director candidates
will make presentations

Candidates for Director of the University Libraries will make presentations and entertain questions during meetings of the Provost's Search Advisory Committee Wed. (Jan. 15) and Jan. 21. James O'Donnell, professor of classical studies and interim vice provost for information systems and computing at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak 4-5:30 p.m. Wed. (Jan. 15) at Rackham Amphitheater; and Paula Kaurman, dean of libraries, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will speak 4-5:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in Rackham Assembly Hall. Candidate Sharon Hogan, University Librarian, University of Illinois at Chicago, made her presentation on Jan. 9.


Program on students' Laurentian adventure will air Jan. 21
Continental Cable, channel 26, will show "Laurentian Lakewatch," a documentary on the experiences last summer of four Michigan high school students aboard the U-M research vessel Laurentian, at 10 p.m. Jan. 21. The program documents the adventures of the Leland High School student team that won last year's state "Envirothon," a day-long environmental "Olympics" testing high school teams from across the state on their knowledge of the environment. It was produced by WFUM-TV, the U-M's public broadcasting affiliate based in Flint.


Collage Concert showcases music department student talent
The School of Music, in conjunction with the Midwestern Conference on School Vocal and Instrumental Music, presents its annual Collage Concert at 8:15 p.m. Fri. (Jan. 17) in Hill Auditorium. The concert will feature excerpts from two choral/orchestral works, Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe: Suite No. 2 and Handel's Israel in Egypt: "He Gave Them Hailstones for Rain," interspersed with a variety of other musical performances by the students in the School of Music. Admission to the concert is free but will require a free general admission ticket, available for conference attendees between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fri. at the Power Center Box Office, with presentation of a conference badge. The remaining tickets will be available for public distribution 4-6 p.m. Fri. at the Hill Auditorium Box office (limit 4 per family).


Learn to speak Japanese
The Family Housing Language Program offers Beginning Japanese (for Adults), 7-9 p.m. Jan. 23-March 20 in Room 250, Family Housing Community Center, 1000 McIntyre Drive. The non-credit course is open to students, staff, faculty and their family members. The cost is $75 for Family Housing residents, $95 for non-residents. There is a $5 materials fee. Early registration deadline is Fri. (Jan. 17). After that, an additional $5 fee will be added. Call 763-1440 for information or to register.


Panel discussion will look at
gender, psychological wellbeing

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender will sponsor an interdisciplinary panel discussion on gender and psychological wellbeing 3-5 p.m. Thurs. (Jan. 16) in the Henderson Room, Michigan League. Panelists for the free, public event include Carol Boyd, associate professor of nursing; Carol Mowbray, associate professor of social work and of psychology; Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, associate professor of psychology; and Elizabeth Young, associate professor of psychiatry. The chair is Patricia Gurin, professor of psychology and of women's studies. For information, call 647-6388.