The University Record, June 11, 1997

Briefings:

For the record . . .
The following individuals were promoted by the Regents at their May meeting from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure. The Record accidentally deleted the names in the May 20 issue: Blake J. Roessler (assistant professor of internal medicine in the Medical School, and assistant professor of pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, to associate professor of internal medicine, with tenure, and associate professor of pharmaceutics, without tenure); Mark A. Saper; Brian B. Schmidt; Peter S. Smereka; Richard C. Smith; Louis J. Soslowsky (assistant professor of surgery in the Medical School, to associate professor of surgery, with tenure. He also holds an appointment as assistant professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, College of Engineering).

 

The Web address for the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) printed in the previous edition of the Record is incorrect. The address for FASAP's home page and Stress Manager: http://www.umich.edu/~fasap.

 

Regents meet this week
The Regents will begin their monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Thurs. (June 12) in the Michigan Rooms, University Center, U-M Flint. Agenda items include remarks by President Lee C. Bollinger, an update on the Flint campus by Chancellor Charlie Nelms and the annual report of the U-M Dearborn Faculty Senate Budget and Finance Board. Public comments will be held at 4 p.m.

The meeting will resume at 9:30 a.m. Fri. (June 13) in the Regents' Room, Fleming Administration Bldg. Agenda items include remarks by President Lee C. Bollinger and Provost J. Bernard Machen; the 199798 fee assessment for Michigan Student Assembly, Student Legal Services and school/college governments; a report on "Research and Undergraduate Education: A Michigan Tradition" by Interim Vice President for Research Frederick Neidhardt; and a review of Diag renovations.

Record will publish on
Wednesdays starting June 25

Effective with the next issue, the Record will be distributed on Wednesdays. Also beginning June 25, the delivery process will be changed so that every building with a pick-up rack should have its copies by noon.

This prompts a change in deadlines for Briefings and Calendar listings. They will be due by 5 p.m. the Tuesday eight days prior to publication. For example, items for the June 25 issue must be received June 17. As before, you can submit these items via Campus Mail, via e-mail to one of the Record staff (see names and addresses on page 2) or via fax to 764-7084.

 

Regents revise 1998 meeting schedule
During the May meeting, the Regents approved a revised schedule of meetings for the 199798 calendar year. The schedule of meetings through December 1998 is:

1997

June 12**13

Oct. 16**17

 

July 1718

Nov. 2021

 

Aug.no meeting

Dec. 1819

 

Sept. 1819

1998

Jan. 1516

July 1617

 

Feb. 1920

Aug.no meeting

 

Mar. 19*20

Sept. 1718

 

Apr. 1617

Oct. 15**16

 

May 1415

Nov. 1920

 

June 1819

Dec. 1718

* Meeting will be held at U-M Dearborn
** Meeting will be held at U-M Flint.

Benefit reimbursement accounts cutoff
To guarantee reimbursement in their June paycheck, Benefit Reimbursement Account participants should submit claims to the Central Campus Benefits Office, G-405, Wolverine Tower, 3003 South State Street, by Wed. (June 11) for biweekly pay periods or June 18 for monthly pay periods. The Benefit Reimbursement cutoff dates are also listed on the Benefits Office Web home page (http://www.umich.edu/~benefits) under "Your Taxes and Benefits."

 

Learn the first steps in starting
a business at CEW workshop

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) is sponsoring a workshop 9 a.m.4 p.m. Sat. (June 14) at CEW, titled "Starting a Business: First Steps." Geri Larkin will focus on how to structure a business plan, how to develop a successful marketing strategy and the first steps in starting a business. The fee for the workshop is $60. CEW is located at 330 E. Liberty. To register or for information, call 998-7080.

 

Taubman offers U-M Medline class
The Taubman Medical Library is offering a hands-on workshop on U-M Medline 5:307 p.m. June 19 in University Hospital, Room 2C228. The workshop is designed to orient participants to basic and advanced search features of the system. Registration is required. For information, call 763-2037.

 

Alumni Association sponsors
summer seminars

The Alumni Association will sponsor a series of seminars taught by U-M faculty members beginning June 17. Topics include "Mapping the Universe" and "Running Effective Meetings: How to Get as Little Done as You Do Now in Half the Time." All seminars will be held at the Alumni Center. Individual seminars are listed by date in the Record's Calendar section. For information, call 763-9707.

 

Diversity in art at Media Union Gallery
Art from four cultures will be exhibited at the Media Union Gallery on the North Campus June 1218, 11 a.m.7 p.m. daily. "Four Corners: The Fine Art of Diversity" is sponsored by Plant Building Services to celebrate the diversity of its 450 employees. The exhibition features work from African American, Native American, German and Spanish cultures. Included in the exhibition are works by O'Leary Bacon, an African American who uses her background in sociology and social work to create autobiographical paintings. Sally Thielsen's work reflects her Chippewa heritage. The Native American culture is also reflected in the works of Bruce Rothfuss. German-born Hubert Bolkmann's works reveal an understanding of many styles, media and cultural influences.

Nine artists from Toledo, Spain, also will exhibit their works. They are Luis Acosta, Maria Aranzadi, Roberto Campos, Mariano Esteban, Pedro Herron, Ignacio Llamas, Esteban Mora, Antonio Pareja and Carlos Villasante. Other sponsors include the Office of the President, the Office of the Vice Provost of Academic and Multicultural Affairs, the University of Toledo Center for the Visual Arts, U-M's Museum of Art, the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Toledo Sister City International, Hues Magazine and La Salud.

Primary researchers promoted
The following primary research faculty have been promoted:

College of Engineering: Gilda Ballester, atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences, to associate research scientist; Hwai-Chung Wu, civil and environmental engineering, to assistant research scientist; C.B. Ravishankar, electrical engineering and computer science, to research scientist; Ho Sung Lee, mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, to assistant research scientist and Jingxia Yuan, mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, to associate research scientist.

College of Pharmacy: Andrei Lomize to assistant research scientist.

Information Technology Division: Peter Honeyman to research scientist.

Medical School, all to assistant research scientist: Gary Huffnagle, Ying Li and Yasuhiro Tsunoda, all internal medicine; Nicholas Lukacs, pathology; Joyce Richey, physiology and internal medicine; and Nicholas Petrick and Berkman Sahinar, radiology.

Office of the Vice President for Research: Mark Saper, Biophysics Research Division, to associate research scientist; David Thomas Burke, Institute of Gerontology, to associate research scientist; and Jill Becker, Reproductive Sciences Program, to research scientist.

 

Time reports due early
Because the Independence Day holiday falls on Friday, July 4, biweekly time reports will be due in the Payroll Office or a drop box by noon, June 27. The Payroll Office recommends delivering time reports to its office in the Wolverine Tower or at the following drop box locations: Cooley Bldg., Taubman Health Center, Mental Health Research Institute, LS&A or Administrative Services Bldg. Payday will be July 3.

 

Cancer and Geriatrics Center dedication and open house is June 13
A dedication and community open house will be held for the Cancer Center and Geriatrics Center building on the top level of the attached parking structure 37 p.m. Fri. (June 13). The event features remarks by President Lee Bollinger, tours of the facility, refreshments, free gifts and special guest Bo Schembechler, former athletic director and football coach. For information, call (800) 211-8181.

 

Flint-area students can enroll in Flint's summer music camps
Junior and senior high students are invited to attend the Summer Academy of Music and the Summer Band and Orchestra Camp at the U-M Flint. The Academy of Music recently received a grant from the Merkley Charitable Trust that will help fund vocal and instrument instruction for about 400 music students. Tuition is $75. For information, call Carolyn Mawby, (810) 762-3377.

 

Family housing summer camp
Family Housing's 14th annual summer day camp, Camp Funshine, is open to children who live in Family Housing as well as area children. The summer day camp is for children ages 511 and will be held June 23Aug. 15. The cost for the four two-week sessions is: $175 per child per two-week session for Family Housing children, and $220 per child per two-week session for others. Activities include swimming, field trips and parties. Limited scholarships are available for children of U-M students. For information, call 764-4557.

 

Russian physician receives
Medical Center training

Russian physician Stanislav Rybakov recently completed a week of training at the Medical Center on how to better treat thyroid problems. Rybakov, a thyroid specialist and surgeon, treats children who suffered thyroid damage after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. It has been estimated at least 1,500 children around Chernobyl, Ukraine, suffer from thyroid cancer. Rybakov worked with Norman Thompson, professor of surgery.

 

M-Quality Expo is looking
for team exhibitors

The M-Quality Expo will be held Oct. 1617 at the Michigan Union. Exhibit organizers are seeking teams and units to share the contributions they have made to M-Quality. Those interested in displaying their accomplishments should contact Fran Shadley, 763-9266, frans@umich.edu.

 

Day courses on horticulture
The Matthaei Botanical Gardens adult education program will take participants on a guided tour of Michigan State University's Beal Botanical Garden near East Lansing 10 a.m.noon Sat. (June 14). Participants will receive directions on where to meet in East Lansing.

A program about "Residential Flora" will be held 25 p.m. June 21 at the Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Road. The program will cover a wide variety of house plants, along with tours of the Conservatory and greenhouse.

Each program costs $25. Friends of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens receive a 10 percent discount. For information, call 998-7061.

 

Music to fill Hospitals courtyard in June
Patients, staff and visitors will be able to listen to three lunchtime concerts in the University Hospital Courtyard this month. On Thurs. (June 12), Los Gatos will perform the music of Cal Tjaden and recreate the sounds of the 1950s mambo days. On June 19, the Keller-Kocher Quintet will perform a jazz concert. The Trommaters, a trio that specializes in traditional and folk music of Michigan, will perform June 26. All concerts are free and begin at noon in the University Hospital Courtyard. In case of poor weather, the concerts will be moved to the first floor University Hospital lobby.

 

Young artists display work
Students from Phoenix High School in Brighton will display multi media exhibits, photographs and artworks in Design Studio 1 in the Media Union. The free public exhibit will be on display June 1118. An opening reception will be held at 6 p.m. Wed. (June 11). For information, call Paul, evenings, 995-8853.

 

Reproductive unit is accredited
The College of American Pathologists Commission on Laboratory Accreditation has awarded a two-year certificate of accreditation to the Medical Center's Assisted Reproductive Technologies unit. The certificate indicates that the laboratory is one of an exclusive group of reproductive laboratories around the country that meet standards recognized by its peers. The reproductive laboratory conducts testing of infertile couples and performs in vitro fertilization.

 

Turner offers support group
Turner Geriatrics Center sponsors a monthly support group noon1:30 p.m. June 19 at Turner Geriatric Clinic in the Geriatrics Center. "Caring for Aging Relatives" is designed to help you take care of yourself while sharing experiences and tips with other caregivers. For information, contact Janet Fogler or Marjorie White, 764-2556.

 

Wald is Humanities Institute fellow
The April 15 Record article announcement of the 199798 Faculty and Graduate Student Fellows of the Institute for the Humanities did not include Alan Wald, who has since accepted an offer to join next year's Fellows in their year-long exploration of "Narrative."

Alan Wald (professor, English and American culture) has written and taught on American literary radicalism and on Marxism, mass culture and the Left. His current research, "Not a Real White Man," takes him back to the imaginative borderland of Jewish cultural workers in the 1940s and 1950s. These workers saw anti-Black racism as a symptom of a dangerous capitalist economic order, akin to fascism's targeting of Jews in Europe. They believed a utopia of racial harmony would be forged in a common struggle to overthrow an inegalitarian social order. For his retrospective retelling of this era, Wald is mining the veins of fiction, poetry, film, drama, music, art and historical research. He will be the A. Bartlett Giamatti Faculty Fellow.

 

New treatment program for children
who suffer hearing loss

A $375,000 grant from the Carls Foundation will enable the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital to offer a new diagnostic and treatment program for children who are threatened by hearing loss. Mott's Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology will focus on early detection, treatment and rehabilitation. A model program also will be developed that can be copied by other pediatric health care facilities. It has been estimated that expenses related to treating hearing loss can be as much as $1.5 million per patient.

 

Join in 'Celebration of Health'
The Turner Geriatric Clinic will host "Celebration of Health" 11 a.m.3 p.m. June 28 at the new Cancer Center and Geriatrics Center Bldg. Featured speakers, beginning at noon, are Norman Foster, "Latest Developments in Alzheimer's Disease"; Donald Dengel, "Exercise and Preventive Health"; and Kiela Samuels, "Medications and Vitamins for Older Adults." Free health screenings will be held for hearing, blood chemistry, podiatry and vision. Also included are blood pressure checks, community agency displays, chair massage and a cooking demonstration. There will be lunch and entertainment 11 a.m.1 p.m. Lunch and all activities are free but pre-registration is required. Call 764-2556 by Mon. (June 16) to register or for transportation information.

 

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Exhibition features faculty work
An exhibition featuring works in different media by faculty in the School of Art and Design and Residential College is on display through Aug. 3 at the Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the relationship between art and teaching, with labels furnishing explanations of the artists' teaching philosophies. Adults and children are invited to attend a summer storytelling series at 1 p.m. Thursdays, June 19Aug. 21. Area storytellers will tell tales about paintings hanging on the Museum's walls. The storyteller for June 19 is Ann Arbor City Council member Pat Vereen-Dixon. For information, call 764-0395.

 

Cancer Center needs volunteers
The Comprehensive Cancer Center is recruiting volunteers to work in the Patient Education Resource Center. Caring, people-oriented individuals who are interested in cancer prevention, control treatment and survivorship and can work four hours per week are needed. Interested volunteers should call Shon Dwyer, 647-8626, for a phone interview. Health care experience is preferred but not required.

 

Camp offers theater experience
for children and teenagers

The Michigan Union Summer Theatre Arts Camp has space available for children and teenagers for its three, three-week sessions. Participants will receive hands-on instruction in all aspects of theater, from performance to costuming, and present their work at end-of-camp performances. Session 1 is for 7- to 9-year-olds and runs June 16July 3; Session 2 is for 10- to 12- year-olds and runs July 7July 25; and Session 3 is for 13- to 15-year-olds and runs July 28Aug. 15. For information, call Deb Mexicotte, 764-7585.

 

Grants will fund environmental reporting
The Great Lakes Radio Consortium, based at Michigan Radio, has received a total of $540,364 in grants from eight private and public organizations. Funding will allow the Consortium to continue reporting of environmental issues affecting the Great Lakes region for the next two years. The Consortium produces a weekly 29-minute radio program of news, features and commentaries broadcast by more than 100 stations.

 

Special Collections Library reopens
With the completion of the sprinkler system renovation, the Special Collections Library has reopened and resumed spring/summer hours of 10 am.5 p.m. Mon.Fri. and 10 a.m.noon Sat. It is located on the seventh floor of the Graduate Library, and holds a world-renowned collection of rare books and manuscripts, with special strengths in ancient Egyptian papyri, transportation history, radical social movements, literature and drama. For information, call 764-9397.

 

Deadline nears for ordering
items for Welcome to Michigan week

The deadline for ordering promotional items such as T-shirts, buttons, posters and program books for Welcome to Michigan '97 is June 18. To obtain an order form contact Jennifer, 764-6413 or send e-mail to welcome@umich.edu. Welcome to Michigan '97 is scheduled Aug. 30-Sept.7.