The University Record, January 21, 1997

In Brief...

Regents meet Jan. 23-24
The Regents of the University will begin their January meeting at 9:30 a.m. Thurs. (Jan. 23) in the Regents Room, Fleming Administration Bldg. The meeting is expected to be closed immediately after opening pursuant to Section 8h of the Open Meetings Act. It will reconvene at 1:30 p.m. that afternoon. Public comments will be heard at 4 p.m. in the Regents Room.

 

For the record . . .
Captions with photos of Business School Staff Recognition Award winners Lori Jaeger and Kim Reid were switched in the Jan. 14 issue of the Record. Jaeger is a senior financial aid officer and Reid is administrative assistant in the Business and Industrial Assistance Division.

 

W-2 forms to be mailed this week
Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statements for 1996 will be mailed later this week to University regular and part-time employees who received earnings in 1996. Employees are requested to allow sufficient time for delivery (until Jan. 31) before contacting the Payroll Office at 764-8250 for reissued W-2s.

 

Lecture will focus on African Americans and public health
Peretz Hirschbein, lecturer in the history of medicine, Inteflex program, will speak on "African Americans and Public Health: Historical Perspectives," noon-1:30 p.m. Wed. (Jan. 22) in Room 3026, School of Public Health I. Beverages and sweets provided. Bring your lunch. Call 647-0219 for more information.

 

Talk will examine workers' role in East European economies
Robert Roe, visiting scholar at the Institute for Social Research, will speak on "Economic Transition and Organizational Change in Eastern Europe: The Role of the Worker," noon-1 p.m. today (Jan. 21) in the Business School Board Room. Refreshments will be provided. The free, public talk is one in a series of Winter Seminars sponsored by the William Davidson Institute. Call 936-0041 for information.

 

Lectures will explore
ancient Greek sculpture

John G. Pedley, professor of classical studies, LS&A's 21st Distinguished Senior Faculty Lecturer and the recipient of the 1997 Warner G. Rice Humanities Award, will discuss ancient Greek sculpture in two free, public lectures. The first, "Pleasing the Gods: Sacred Images in Sacred Places," will take place at 4:10 p.m. today (Jan. 21) and the second, "Flighty Aphrodites: A Group of Marble Statuettes from Paestum, Italy," at 4:10 p.m. Jan. 28. Both will be held in Rackham Amphitheatre. A public reception will follow the second lecture.

 

Lecture addresses
'Race, Whiteness, Feminism'

Gail Griffin, professor of English and director of the Women's Studies Program at Kalamazoo College, will discuss "Race, Whiteness, Feminism: A Pedagogical Perspective" noon-1:30 p.m. Fri. (Jan. 24) in the West Conference Rm., Rackham Bldg. The free, public lecture is sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Interdisciplinary Program in Feminist Practice, the Women's Studies Program and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. For information, call 764-9537 or send e-mail to pssmith@umich.edu.

 

Lecture/demonstration will
highlight Japanese flute

Michael "Chikuzen" Gould, professor of music at Wittenberg University, and one of the few foreigners to be recognized by the Japanese as a grand master of the shakuhachi, or vertical five-holed bamboo flute of Japan, will present a lecture/demonstration on the instrument at 2 p.m. Sun. (Jan. 26) in McIntosh Theatre. The vertical, 5-holed shakuhachi is one of Japan's best known traditional instruments. The lecture is part of the Virginia Martin Howard Lecture Series sponsored by the School of Music and the Stearns Collection.

 

DSO will perform Jan.26
at Hill Auditorium

Conductor Neeme Järvi will lead the Detroit Symphony Orchestra when they are joined at 4 p.m. Sun. (Jan. 26) in Hill Auditorium by the University Musical Society (UMS) Choral Union for a joint performance of Tchaikovsky's Cantata in Commemoration for Peter the Great, featuring dramatic tenor Vladimir Popov. Leif Ove Andsnes will join the orchestra for Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3. Tickets, available at the UMS Box Office, are $46, $36, $30 and $18. Call 764-2538 for information.

 

Hike those winter blues away
The Matthaei Botanical Gardens' Ellen Elliott Weatherbee will lead a series of four winter hikes 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 5-26. The invigorating forays always include plants, habitats and the effects of cold on natural environments. Appropriate but inexpensive clothing and footwear will be emphasized, making any winter situation comfortable, no matter how weird the weather.
Cost of the series is $50. Call 998-7061 for information or to register.

 

Steve Nardella sings the blues
at Leonardo's

Schoolkids' recording artist Steve Nardella will bring his brand of blues to Leonardo's 9-11 p.m. tonight (Jan. 21). Nardella's style is "rich with influences of Muddy Waters, Little Richard and Fats Domino." The event is part of Pierpont Commons' Music Heritage Series: Africa, Asia and Beyond. Call 764-7544 for more information.

 

LIR will offer lectures on
conflict resolution

The Learning in Retirement (LIR) program of Turner Geriatric Clinic will offer a series of five weekly lectures on conflict resolution beginning at 10 a.m. Mon. (Feb. 27) in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium with a lecture on mediation in local issues by Ann Arbor Mayor pro tem Christopher Kolb. Succeeding lectures are scheduled at 10 a.m. March 6, 13, 20 and 28. Charge for the series, open to anyone age 55 or over, is $25 for LIR members and $30 for non-members. For information, call 764-2556.

 

NPR's Linda Gradstein
will speak at Hillel

Linda Gradstein, Israel correspondent for National Public Radio, will speak at Hillel Foundation at 8 p.m. Feb. 9. Gradstein has earned an international reputation covering everything from the Intifada and the Gulf War to the Oslo Accords and the recent Israeli elections. Tickets are available at Hillel, 1429 Hill St., and are $5 ($4 for students). Call 769-0500 for information.

 

Recreate a day in ancient Rome at the Kelsey
Drop by the Kelsey Museum 1-3 p.m. Feb. 8 for Family Day. Enjoy "A Day in Ancient Rome," and learn about life in that venerable city. See volcanos, temples, soldiers and visit "Images of Empire," a special exhibition on Roman sculpture. At 1:30 p.m., a special session will be held on making a clay statue; at 2:30 p.m., learn about Roman Soldiers. Call 647-0441 for information.

 

Turner Clinic forms group
'For Men Only'

For Men Only, an eight-week discussion group for men age 55 and older who are interested in learning about health and social topics specific to men, will be offered by Turner Geriatric Clinic 7-8:30 p.m. at the Clinic eight consecutive Thursdays beginning Feb. 6. Guest speakers and topics include: John Santinga, faculty associate, Institute of Gerontology, will discuss health and aging/heart problems; Janet Fogler, senior clinical social worker, will talk about memory and aging; Peggy Eckhauser, grief counselor, will discuss men and grief; a urologist will speak on prostate problems; and other speakers are to be arranged. Call 764-2556 for more information.

 

Lecture focuses on
Central Asian studies

The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS) will sponsor Devin DeWeese, professor of Central Asian studies at Indiana University, in a lecture on Central Asian studies at 4 p.m. Jan. 28 in the 4th floor conference room, Rackham Bldg. The free, public lecture, co-sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies, is the eighth in CMENAS' 1996-97 Middle East Distinguished Lecturer Series. Call 764-0350 for information.

 

Workshop will focus on ethnic percussion instruments
The U-Club and the student musical group, Percussive Folkes will sponsor Natural Sonics, a performance and workshop on percussion instruments from around the world at 8 p.m. Fri. (Jan. 24) in the Michigan Union. The group will demonstrate the instruments as individuals as well as their role in an ensemble, culminating with a performance incorporating some western style music. Tickets, $6, are available at the door. For more information, call 763-3281.

 

Children's Center will hold
kindergarten open house

The Children's Center (located in the NIB, 400 N. Ingalls) will hold a 1997-98 Kindergarten Open House at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Prospective kindergarten parents can see the school, meet the teachers and find out about the Center's program. Enter North Ingalls Bldg. (NIB) from Cornwell. The Center offers to the public a five-morning kindergarten program for the 1997-98 school year. For information, call 763-6784.

 

AIDS awareness exhibit opening at Pierpont Commons
AIDS Awareness and Education Through Art and the Eyes of Other Countries, an exhibit courtesy of the U-M Health Service, will open Jan. 27 in the Pierpont Commons Atrium. The free, public exhibit, which is open through Feb. 9, is being held in conjunction with AIDS Awareness Week, Feb. 1-9.

 

Free music, prizes, food at
'Underground' grand opening

The Michigan League Programming Office invites the University Community to celebrate the grand opening of the new League Underground facility on the lower level of the Michigan League and the opening of both Wendy's and Tim Horton's, 8-11 p.m. Thurs. (Jan. 23) and Fri. (Jan. 24). A cappella campus groups Amaizin' Blue and The Gentlemen will entertain at 8 p.m. Thurs. and rockers Drive Train and The Lap Dogs will perform at 8 p.m. Fri. The celebration of the newest student gathering place on campus, which also includes an art exhibition, and door prizes, is the kickoff for new programming featuring music on Thurs. and Fri. evenings.

 

Sick of the Super Bowl?
Try this concert

The School of Music will present its third annual Super Bowl Alternative Concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 in Britton Recital Hall. This year, the music of U-M composer William Bolcom takes center stage at the free, public event. On the program: Bolcom's sonatas No. 1, 2, 3 and 4 for violin and piano, and The Graceful Ghost Rag. Violinists Paul Kantor, Stephen Shipps, Andrew Jennings, Henry Rubin and Ali Jennings join Bolcom and Eric Larsen, piano.

 

See restored Sistine Chapel
in Art Video

The Museum of Art will present "Return to Glory: the Art of Michelangelo Revealed" at 12:10 p.m. Wed. (Jan. 22) in the Media Room. After a lengthy restoration and cleaning, the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel in Rome are once again to be seen in colors as fresh and bright as when Michelangelo applied them. The Museum's Art Video presentations are free and open to the public. Call 764-0395 for information.

 

U-Club will host comedy show
The University Activity Center's eight-member Comedy Company troupe performs Mortal Komedy, a collection of original comedy sketches and improvisations at 8 p.m. Sat. (Jan. 25) at the U-Club, 1st floor, Michigan Union. Tickets, available at the door only, are $5 and include a beverage and hors d'oeuvres. Call 763-3281 for more information.

 

Jackson will discuss
Polish political economy

John E. Jackson, chair and professor of political science, will speak on the political economy of the new Poland at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 in the West Conference Rm., Rackham Bldg. Jackson spent last year in Krakow, Poland. Refreshments follow the lecture. His talk is sponsored by the Research Club and the Women's Research Club. For information, call662-8067.

 

Happy Birthday, Amadeus
Celebrate the 241st birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at the fifth annual Mozart Birthday Concert, at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 in Hill Auditorium. The University Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble will perform the free all-Mozart program, which includes Mozart's first and last symphonies, No. 1 and No. 41 (Jupiter) and the Serenade, No. 10 (Gran Partita), for winds. Kenneth Kiesler and H. Robert Reynolds will conduct. Arrive early for best seats.

 

Sylvan will sing Schubert
at Mendelssohn

Baritone Sanford Sylvan will perform in the first of four Schubert song recitals presented by the University Musical Society (UMS) celebrating the bicentennial of the German composer's birth, 8 p.m. Fri. (Jan. 24) in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Sylvan will be joined by David Breitman performing Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin on the fortepiano. Sarah Walker, mezzo-soprano, with pianist Garris Hancock, will perform Schubert's Winterreise, at 8 p.m. Sat. (Jan. 25) at the Mendelssohn. Tickets for both recitals, available at the UMS Box Office, are $25 and $12.