The University Record, March 11, 1997

In Brief...

Regents meet this week
The Regents will begin their monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Thurs. (March 13) at the Henry Ford Estate-Fair Lane at U-M-Dearborn. Agenda items include remarks by President Lee C. Bollinger, a presentation by Dearborn Chancellor James Renick on the Center for Corporate and Professional Development, the 1996 report on investments, and remarks by Provost J. Bernard Machen. Public comments will be heard at 4 p.m.

The meeting will resume at 9:30 a.m. Fri. (March 14) in the Regents' Room, Fleming Administration Bldg., with regular agenda items.

Hands-on workshop will introduce Internet nursing resources
The Taubman Medical Library will sponsor a Nursing Internet Resources workshop 10 a.m.-noon March 19 in LRC 3950, Taubman Medical Library. The hands-on workshop will provide an introduction to the WorldWide Web using Netscape software and will focus on accessing nursing home pages and searching for specific nursing resources. Call 763-2037 to register.

Faculty/guest recital features music of Chopin, Brahms
The School of Music will sponsor a free, public faculty/guest recital at 4 p.m. Sun. (March 16) in Britton Recital Hall. Violinist Paula Elliott and violist Hong-Mei Xiao will join faculty members Paul Kantor (violin), Anthony Elliot (cello), and Arthur Green (piano) in performances of Chopin's Sonata in g minor for cello and piano, Op. 65, and Brahms' Quintet in f minor for piano and strings. Call 764-0583 for information.

Taruskin will give Curry Distinguished Lecture
Richard Taruskin, professor of music, University of California, Berkeley, will give the seventh Ethel V. Curry Distinguished Lecture in Musicology at 5 p.m. Fri. (March 14) in Rackham Assembly Hall. The free, public lecture, titled "Stravinsky and Us," is about "the way in which Stravinsky, his works and his ideas have been turned into a myth that regulates our musical behavior and our musical responses, and what that has cost us," says Taruskin. Taruskin is widely known as an expert on 19th- and 20th-century Russian music. The lecture was established by H. Robert Reynolds, professor of music and director of the U-M Marching Bands, in memory of his mother, Ethel V. Curry.

'Focus on Teaching' is Wednesday
Focus on Teaching, a series that highlights innovative projects that create new and engaging ways for students to learn, will hold a session 3-5 p.m. Wed. (March 12) in Room 1706, Chemistry Bldg. Topics will include: Teaching Number Theory With Computer Labs, presented by Hugh Montgomery, professor of mathematics, and Web-Based Conferencing and the On Job/On Campus Programs, presented by David Perl-man, lecturer in health management and policy, School of Public Health. Refreshments will be served. The series is sponsored by the Information Technology Division and LS&A. For information, call 763-4806 or send e-mail to FOT@umich.edu.

Middle East filmmaker Khleifi will show, discuss his films
A showing of Forbidden Marriages in the Holy Land, a film directed by Michel Khleifi, will begin at 7 p.m. Wed. (March 12) in Room 1400, Chemistry Bldg. The movie will be followed by a discussion with Khleifi, who also directed Wedding in Galilee and Canticle of the Stones. At 8:30 p.m., Khleifi will introduce his film Tale of Three Jewels, whose star, Bushra Karaman, will also be present for questions. The event is sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. Call 764-0350 for information.

Sign up for mini-soccer, broomball today
The Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program will take entries for Mini-Soccer and Broomball 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. today (March 11) at the IMSB, 606 E. Hoover. An entry fee of $65 per team will be charged for mini soccer. A mandatory managers' meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Wed. (March 12) in Cliff Keen Arena. Games begin Thurs. (March 13) and will be played at the Sports Coliseum.

An entry fee of $50 per team will be charged for broomball. A mandatory managers' meeting will be held at 7:15 p.m. Wed. (March 12) in Cliff Keen Arena. Games will begin Thurs. (March 13) and will be played at Yost Ice Arena beginning at 10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs.

Call 763-3562 for information.

Workshops provide immigration info
The International Center will hold several workshops on immigration 10:30 a.m.-noon Wed. (March 12) and April 4 and 3-4:30 p.m. March 17 & 25 in Room 9, International Center. The free workshops are designed to provide departments with basic information and guidelines for use in connection with inviting and assisting foreign students, visitors and visiting scholars and professors. Topics will include most common visa options for international visitors; how to read foreign passports, U.S. visas, I-20, IAP-66 and other immigration documents; and government forms relative to international students and scholars. Registration is required. For information or to register, call 647-2178 or send e-mail to ellenlee@umich.edu.

Deadline for racquetball sign-up nears
The entry deadline for the 1997 Racquetball Tournament-Singles and Doubles, sponsored by the Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program, is 4:30 p.m. March 20 at the IMSB, 606 E. Hoover. The entry fee is $5 for singles and $9 for doubles. The two-day tournament begins at 10 a.m. March 22-23. For more information, call 763-3562.

Sure and begorrah, it'll be a good skate
McYost Ice Arena will host its annual St. Patrick's Skate 7-8:50 p.m. Sat. (March 15). Admission for the event is $4 for adults, $3.50 for staff and $3 for children, youth and seniors. Skate rental is available at $1.50 for adults and $1 for children. Don't be forgettin' to wear green. Sure, and 'tis the only day of the year that the wearin' o' the green is encouraged at the arena. Green ice cream and popcorn will be available. Call 764-4600 for information.

Mosque architecture is topic
The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS) presents Renata Holod, professor of art history, University of Pennsylvania, discussing "The Mosque and the Modern World: Clients, Architects and Design, 1950-1990" at 4 p.m. today (March 11) in the East Conference Room, Rackham Bldg. The free, public lecture, one in CMENAS' Middle East Distinguished Lecturer Series, is co-sponsored by the Department of History of Art. Call 764-0350 for information.

Register now for youth spring hockey
Yost Ice Arena is accepting registrations for the Spring Youth Hockey League 6 a.m.-midnight through March 21. Play begins April 1 and finishes May 15. Players without teams can sign up on the arena's Free Agent roster, where coaches from all teams can select players. Signing the roster does not guarantee a position on a team. There is a $750 registration fee per team ($300 deposit due March 21) and the balance is to be paid before the first game. For information, call 764-4600.

KidSport accepting registrations now
KidSport summer day camp, "a fun-filled lifetime sports and swimming program with a non-competitive focus" for children ages 6-11, is accepting registrations. The camp, sponsored by the Division of Kinesiology, begins June 16 and runs through July 25, at a cost of $275 per child. The camp day starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at noon, with a mid-morning juice break. Children may be dropped off as early as 8 a.m. and must be picked up by 12:30 p.m. For information, call Kay Drake, 763-4118, or Pat Van Volkinburg, 647-2699.

USA Today editor will speak at workplace wellness conference
Dennis Cauchon, an editor at USA Today and a U-M Journalism Fellow, will speak on science and the media when the Health Management Research Center sponsors its 16th annual Wellness in the Workplace Conference 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 19-20 in the Michigan Union. The free conference is open to health professionals, educators, benefits managers, human resources personnel and anyone interested in health promotion in the corporate setting. Also on the agenda: representatives from Steelcase, Inc.; the Tenneco Corp.; Coors' Brewing Co.; the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research; M-FIT; and First Chicago, NBD Corp. Call 763-2462 for information.

 

Cancer Center art auction preview opens this week
Preview showings of the Comprehensive Cancer Center's Spring to Life art auction, featuring antiques, wearable art and collectibles donated by more than 200 artists, will begin Mon. (March 17) at Atys, Chris Triola, DeBoer Gallery, Jacobson's, Selo/Shevel Gallery and 16 Hands Gallery. The previews will continue through March 29. The Spring to Life benefit will be held at noon April 6 in the Morris Lawrence Bldg., Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Tickets are $85-$250, with a portion of the price tax-deductible. For information, call 764-7170.

 

Reimbursement accounts cutoff deadline is March 18
To guarantee reimbursement in their March paychecks, Benefit Reimbursement Account participants should submit claims to the Benefits Office (Central Campus), G-405 Wolverine Tower, by March 18 for bi-weekly and monthly pay periods. The Benefit Reimbursement cutoff dates are also listed under "Your Taxes & Benefits" on the Benefit's Home Page: http://www.umich.edu/~benefits.

 

Video explores Greek representational art
"Light of the Gods," a free ArtVideo will be presented by the Museum of Art at 12:10 p.m. Wed. (March 12) in the Museum's Art Media Room. It follows the evolution of Greek representational art from the stick figures of the geometric period to painted images of the early classical period. Footage of the quarries at Naxos, Olympia and the Temple of Apollo at Delphi is included. Call 764-0395 for information.

 

Go Underground for folk music, rock sounds
The League Underground, spotlighting jazz and folk music at 8 p.m. Thursday nights, concentrates on folk this week with folk artist/songwriter Lisa Hunter on Thurs. (March 13). There is no cover charge for the show. On Friday (March 14) at 8 p.m., the amps will be set at "11" when The Lapdogs, a U-M student group complete with horn section, play danceable rock at the League Underground. There is a $2 cover charge.

 

If the shoe fits, bring it to the Museum of Art
All kids and families are invited to the Museum of Art for Family Collecting Day, 1-3 p.m. Sun. (March 16). In celebration of its current exhibitions about collecting, "Michigan Collectors" and "The Museum Collects," the Museum is "taking a close look at something everyone collects: shoes!" Bring shoes that have special meaning---ballet slippers, Grandpa's shoes, shoes from a foreign country, doll shoes, dress-up shoes, ugly shoes, old shoes, new shoes---and Museum staff will teach you how to display them as the important artifacts they are. You'll learn to label them, care for them, identify and exhibit them. Local collectors of comics, cookie jars, Barbie dolls and more will be on hand to offer tips and tell collecting stories. Call 764-0395 for information.

 

Lecture examines estrogen therapy
Marilyn Rothert, dean of the School of Nursing, Michigan State University, will speak on "How Women Make Decisions About Estrogen Replacement Therapy (ERT)" at 3:30 p.m. Wed. (March 12) in Room 3001, School of Public Health. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Michigan Initiative for Women's Health and the School of Public Health. Call 647-0472 for information.

 

Theater gala will benefit seniors
The Turner Geriatric Clinic Advisory Committee for Special Programs, in collaboration with the Ann Arbor Community Center, presents "Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years" at 8 p.m. March 18 in the Michigan Theater. Proceeds from the event will benefit health programs for the African American elderly. A pre-glow celebration 6-7 p.m. at the theater will honor Washtenaw County senior citizens. Organizers also are requesting donations so that tickets---$28.50 per person----can be provided free of charge to Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor seniors. For information and ticket sales, call 764-2556 or 662-3128.

 

Southwest Airlines CEO will receive Business School Leadership Award
Herb Kelleher, chairman, president and CEO of Southwest Airlines and recipient of the Business School's 1996-97 Business Leadership Award, will address the Business School community at 1:30 p.m. Fri. (March 14) in Hale Auditorium. Other speakers scheduled this term at the Business School include: President Lee Bollinger, who will deliver the Business School's annual McInally Lecture on April 8, and David Alger, president, CEO and chief investment officer of Alger Management Inc., who will be the School's .commencement speaker on May 2.

Catalyst president Wellington addresses Women's Forum
Sheila Wellington, president of Catalyst, a national non-profit organization researching and promoting women's private sector leadership, will deliver the keynote speech for the Fifth Annual Women's Forum at the Business School at 4:30 p.m. Thurs. (March 13) in Hale Auditorium. Catalyst's research on women's representation on corporate boards had received significant national attention and will be a focus of Wellington's keynote address. The Forum is sponsored by the Business School's Office of Career Development, the Center for the Education of Women and Michigan Business Women. For information, call 936-2502.

Kinesiology Day features oral and poster presentations
William Morgan, University of Wisconsin, will give the keynote address, "Physical Activity and Mental Health," for Kinesiology Day 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Thurs. (March 13) in the Michigan League Ballroom. The event, which focuses on oral and poster presentations related to sport, fitness, biomedical research and other aspects of human movement, will feature nine 15-minute presentations ranging from optimal walking for body fat loss to gym floors made of recycled shoes. Twenty-four research posters will be on display. Kinesiology Day is sponsored by the Division of Kinesiology. Call 763-4118.

Workshop explores trauma resolution for adolescent sex offenders
David Burton, assistant professor of social work, who has worked with and researched sexual and physical abuse victims for several years, will discuss "Clinical Approaches to Trauma Resolution for Adolescent Sexual Offenders: A Road to Empathy for Victims" at a day-long workshop 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 20 in the Campus Safety Services Bldg. The lecture is the first in a series titled "Ending Interpersonal Violence: Innovative Strategies for Assessment and Intervention," sponsored by the School of Social Work. Upcoming workshops will address elder mistreatment (April 11), forensic interviewing of young children who may have been sexually abused (June 4), ending men's violence against their partners (June 12), and management of private practice (June 10). Call 647-4281 for information.

Visiting Writers Series starts this week
Writers Laurence Lieberman, Lon Otto and Jane Barnes will give free, public readings of their works during the Visiting Writers Series this month in Rackham Amphitheater.

Lieberman, professor of English at the University of Illinois and a U-M graduate, will present his poetry at 5 p.m. Thursday (March 13). He has written nine books of poetry, including Dark Songs, Beyond the Muse of Memory, The Mural of Wakeful Sleep, The Creole Mephistopheles and The St. Kitts Monkey Feuds.

Otto, professor of English at the University of St. Thomas, will read his works at 4 p.m. March 18. He has published two collections of short stories, Cover Me and A Nest of Hooks.

Barnes, the author of the novels I, Krupskaya and Double Lives, dozens of short stories, and several screenplays, will read at 5 p.m. March 27.

Sponsored by the Department of English and Borders Books and Music, the Visiting Writers Series features fiction and poetry readings by distinguished authors throughout the academic year.

For more information, call the Hopwood Room, 764-6296.

 

Wilkins to deliver seventh annual Lecture on Academic Freedom
Roger Wood Wilkins, the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History and American Culture at George Mason University, will give the Seventh Annual Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture on Academic Freedom at 4 p.m. Monday (March 17). His presentation is titled "Race and Academic Integrity."

Wilkins, an author, lawyer and scholar, earned the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for his coverage of Watergate. He received both an undergraduate degree and law degree from the U-M.

 

Research applications invited
The Comprehensive Cancer Center's Prostate SPORE Committee invites applications from faculty requesting support for the investigation of prostate cancer. The grant focuses on applications directed toward understanding mechanisms involved in prostate cancer development or toward the cure of prostate cancer. The committee is particularly seeking translational research projects. Both Research Project and Career Development Project applications are being accepted. Exceptional applications will be included in a two-year competing application to the National Cancer Institute. Submission deadline is May 15. For application forms, call 763-3455 or send e-mail to bardell@umich.edu. For information, call Ken Pienta at 747-3421 or Christine Fierek at 763-3455.

 

Zeitlin will give Else Humanities Lecture
Froma J. Zeitlin, the Charles Ewing Professor of Greek Language and Literature and chair of Jewish Studies, Princeton University, will speak on "Redeeming Matricide? Euripides Re-reads Aeschylus' Oresteia" when she gives the Gerald F. Else Lecture in the Humanities at 4 p.m. March 19 in Rackham Amphitheater. The talk will consider the self-questioning and self-revising status of Greek tragedy within its social context. The free, public lecture is sponsored by the Department of Classical Studies and the Institute for the Humanities. A reception will follow in the East Conference Room, Rackham Bldg. Call 764-0360 for information.

 

Lecture will focus on future of Medicare
Medicare faces serious financial problems over the next 10 years, but the real crisis looms in 2011 when the baby boomers become eligible. Richard L. Lichtenstein, professor of health management and policy, will discuss "The Future of Medicare: Will It Be There When You Need It?" at 7 p.m. March 19 in the Thomas Francis Bldg. (SPH II) Auditorium. Lichtenstein will review the current status of Medicare, consider what needs to be done in the short term and discuss policy options for the long term. A question-and-answer session will follow the free, public lecture. It is part of the "Concerning Public Health" lecture series, sponsored by the School of Public Health, which focuses on priority health topics of general interest to the community.

 

Pow Wow celebrates spring
The 25th annual Ann Arbor Dance for Mother Earth Pow Wow, sponsored by the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs and the Native American Student Association, will be held 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat. (March 15) and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. (March 16) in Crisler Arena. Native American dancers of all ages will perform social dances and compete in various dance categories including traditional, fancy dance, grass dance and jingle dress. Artisans and craftpeople will display and sell their Native American arts and crafts. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, $3 for children ages 4-12 and $10 for a Weekend Pass. Children ages 3 and under are admitted free. Call 763-9044 for information or group rates.

 

Pound House holds open house
The Pound House Children's Center will host an open house 1:30-3 p.m. Sun. (March 16). The center provides half- or full-day programs for children ages 2 1/2-5 years old. The open house will give families the opportunity to tour the center and meet the teaching staff. Refreshments will be served. Pound House Children's Center serves faculty, staff and student families affiliated with the University. For information, call 998-8440.

 

Ross Fellowship applications due March 15
The Department of Pharmacology is accepting applications for the 1997 Charles Ross Summer Research Fellowship for Minority Undergraduate Students. Applicants must be full-time students, must have completed at least two terms and maintained a 3.0 or better GPA, must be a member of an underrepresented minority group, and must be willing to devote three months to laboratory research. Support includes a $3,000 stipend, supervision by a faculty member, laboratory supplies and participation in laboratory discussions and departmental seminars. The application deadline is March 15. For information or an application form, call 764-8165.

Makala will discuss graphic design
P. Scott Makala, internationally recognized media designer, graphic artist and co-chair of the 2D Design Department at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, will speak on "Surfing the Synapses" at 6:30 p.m. March 19 in the Lecture Hall, Room 2104, Art and Architecture Bldg. Makala will show and discuss his print, advertising, music videos and new media design work for artists including Miles Davis, Michael Jackson, 10,000 Maniacs and Urge Overkill. The free, public lecture is part of the Yaffe Speaker Series presented by the School of Art & Design. Call 764-0397 for information.

Talk focuses on updates of book on U-M women's history
The Commission for Women hosts a free, public brown-bag lunch talk at 1 p.m. March 18 in the Michigan Room, 2nd floor, Michigan League, on work being done to update the book, A Dangerous Experiment, 100 Years of Women at the University of Michigan, published in 1970. Speakers will be Carol Hollenshead, director, and Laura Calkins, assistant research scientist, of the Center for the Education of Women. The book's new version will include the history of such events as the creation, 25 years ago, of the Commission for Women.

Diabetes symposium is March 15
The Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center will hold its Winter Symposium beginning at 9:30 a.m. Sat. (March 15) at the Towsley Center. Morris F. White, of the Harvard Medical School's Joslin Diabetes Center, will open the free, public symposium at 9:30 with a lecture on "The IRS Signaling System: A Crossroad for Insulin and Cytokine Action." A poster session and lunch follow. The afternoon presentation, "Has Research in Diabetes Achieved its Promise?" will be given by Sheldon Greenfield of the Primary Care Outcomes Research Institute, New England Medical Center, Boston. Call 936-5504 for information.

Brown-bag talk examines gender, empire in India
Saloni Mathur, Sawyer Fellow at the International Institute and doctoral candidate in Anthropology at the New School for Social Research, New York, will speak on "Souvenirs of Salvation: Gender, Empire and Colonial Postcards of India" at noon Thurs. (March 13) in the Women Studies Lounge, 232D West Hall. The talk is sponsored by the Women's Studies Program. Call 647-0774 for information.

Writers' group honors elders and mentors
The "Rhythm Writers" group will meet 2-3:30 p.m. Sun. (March 16) at Leonardo's Coffeehouse in the basement of Pierpont Commons. "Honoring Elders and Mentors" is the topic of this week's meeting. The group, sponsored by Pierpont Commons Arts and Programs, meets on the first Sunday of each month at Shaman Drum Bookshop, 315 State St. and the third Sunday at Leonardo's.

Symposium will address adolescent girls' sexuality
The Michigan Initiative for Women's Health will host a symposium for students, faculty and staff, "Interventions in Adolescent Girls' Sexuality: Innovative Strategies," 3-5 p.m. March 19 in the 4th floor Assembly Hall, Rackham Bldg. The symposium, moderated by Cleopatra Caldwell, assistant professor of health behavior and education, will feature Barbara Guthrie, assistant professor of nursing; Chrystal DeFrietas, clinical instructor in pediatrics and communicable diseases; Eileen Bond; and Norm Ross and the Corner Theater Group. A reception will follow the program.

Apply for organogenesis fellowships
The Center for Organogenesis announces the third annual Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition. The award will provide two years of support to Ph.D. students who have achieved candidacy and to postdoctoral fellows (Ph.D. and/or M.D.) who wish to undertake a research project in the field of organogenesis. The project must be interdisciplinary and must fit within the goals of the Center for Organogenesis. For application materials, call 936-2499 or send e-mail to Mshukait@umich.edu. For information, call 647-0811 or praymond@umich.edu.

 

Puppets perform "The Firebird" at Flint
The U-M-Flint Spotlight Series continues at 5 p.m. Sun. (March 16) in the U-M-Flint Theatre with a performance by the PuppetArt American-Russian Theatre of the traditional Russian folktale, "The Firebird." PuppetArt is a troupe of professional puppeteers who received their training in the former Soviet Union and preserve this rare art by continuing to perform. A pre-performance lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the U-M-Flint Theatre. For ticket information, call (810) 762-3431.

 

Gomez photos on display at Flint
The photography of Jose Antonio Gomez will be shown in the U-M-Flint Fine Art Gallery through April 5. Gomez, whose show focuses on his family and hometown in Mexico, says he "concentrated on making images that are both painful and therapeutic." An artist's reception will take place at 6 p.m. Fri. (March 14) at the gallery, located in Harding Mott University Center. For information, call (810) 762-3431.

 

Pierpont Commons needs
student managers

The Pierpont Commons is seeking registered University students to serve as student managers during evening and weekend hours. Responsibilities include administration of all areas and supervision of set-up staff, events and activities. Applicants must have working knowledge of computers and other office equipment, a 2.5 GPA or higher and have completed at least 24 credit hours. Applications are available at the Pierpont Commons Administration Office through March 31.

 

Symposium focuses on
'Constitution-Making in South Africa'

The Michigan Journal of Race & Law will present a symposium, "Constitution-Making in South Africa," March 21-22 at the Law School. The working conference offers one of the first opportunities to analyze South Africa's recently completed constitution-making process and the lessons it may hold for other emerging democracies. South African jurists, constitutional scholars, legal practitioners and public officials will meet with constitutional experts to explore the constitution-making process and debate the meaning of South Africa's Constitution. Panelists will present a moot court re-creation of oral arguments from pivotal cases brought before South Africa's Constitutional Court during the past two years. Call 763-4421 for a complete schedule, or send e-mail to mjaidi@umich.edu.

 

Learn vegetative propagation
Connie Bailie, senior horticultural assistant, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, will teach a class in vegetative propagation 1-4 p.m. Sun. (March 16) at the Gardens. Propagation techniques taught through lecture, demonstration and hands-on experience will be applicable to any situation or plant. Proper media selection, correct environmental conditions for successful rooting, and care for cuttings during the rooting period will be emphasized. Participants in the $30 class can expect to take home a bounty of houseplants. Call 998-7061 for information.

 

Latino music explored
in upcoming conference

"The Rhythms of Culture: Dancing to Las Americas" is the subject of the International Conference on Latin American and U.S. Latino Popular Music set for March 21-22 in the Michigan League. The conference will include panel discussions on Brazilian, Mexican-American and Caribbean music; class, gender and ethnicity in popular dance; popular music and dance in narrative, video and film (presentations in Spanish) and Salsa. Manuel Pena, of the University of Texas, and Deborah Pacini Hernandez, of the University of Connecticut, are the keynote speakers. A free concert of Afro-Puerto Rican music is scheduled for 8 p.m. March 21 in the Michigan League Ballroom.

The free conference is sponsored by the Latino Studies Program, the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Multicultural Affairs, the School of Music, LS&A, Rackham School of Graduate Studies, the Dance Department, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the Program in American Culture and the Women's Studies Program. Call 763-1460 or 764-9934 for more information and detailed schedule of events.

 

Human evolution to be focus
of Michigan Radio interview

Milford Wolpoff, professor of anthropology, and Rachel Caspari, visiting assistant professor of anthropology, authors of Race and Human Evolution: A Fatal Attraction, will discuss their ideas in a live interview with Michigan Radio's John Walters at 1 p.m. Thurs. (March 13). The two anthropologists have suggested that the science of human evolution has been overshadowed, affected or appropriated for political purposes. The special broadcast, which will pre-empt The Derek McGinty Show, can be heard in Ann Arbor on WUOM, 91.7 FM, in Grand Rapids on WVGR, 104.1 FM, and in Flint on WFUM, 91.1 FM.

 

UMS, Grand Rapids Symphony
join forces on Mahler

East Michigan meets West when the University Musical Society (UMS) and the UMS Choral Union collaborate with the Grand Rapids Symphony, eight soloists, the Grand Rapids Chorus, the Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys and the Boychoir of Ann Arbor for a performance of Gustav Mahler's massive Symphony No. 8 at 4 p.m. March 23 in Hill Auditorium. Nearly 500 musicians will unite to perform the work, the first completely choral symphony ever written. Neither UMS nor the Grand Rapids Symphony has ever presented or performed the work before. In addition to the Ann Arbor performance, two performances will take place in Grand Rapids on March 21 and 22. Tickets for the Ann Arbor concert, $16-$30, are available at the UMS Box Office, 764-2538.

 

 

Turner Clinic offers
in-home recreational program

Turner Geriatric Clinic is offering a free in-home recreational program for families caring for relatives with memory loss. The At-Home Independence Program provides enjoyable and enriching activities for both the caregiver and older adult to share. For information or to enroll, call Salli Bollin or Carole Lapidos, 764-2556.

 

Wellness Program seeks participants
The Worksite Wellness Program is seeking interested participants and on-site coordinators. Offered by the Benefits Office and provided by the Periodic Health Appraisal Unit, the program makes available free health screenings in a convenient, confidential location at your office.

Employee participation is voluntary and requires two appointments. The on-site coordinator schedules program dates and locations and sets up employee appointments.

If you have unit support and are willing to be a coordinator, or need more information, contact Janet Schonscheck, 764-8300, or send e-mail to jschonsc@umich.edu.

 

Nominations sought for
Presidential Professors Program

Nominations are open throughout the year for Presidential Professorships, one of the "most distinct honors the University bestows upon visiting faculty." The program enhances the intellectual diversity of the University by providing an opportunity for visits by distinguished individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in the arts, sciences, humanities, business, politics and/or international affairs. The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Multicultural Affairs (OVPAMA) provides the full cost of the salary and $500 for other costs associated with a Presidential Professor's residency. For more information, call OVPAMA at 764-3982 or send e-mail to ovpama@umich.edu.