The University Record, March 18, 1997

Briefings

Workshop focuses on work/family/life issues and continuous improvement
The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) will hold a workshop on integrating work/life/family issues into continuous organizational improvement 3-5 p.m. Fri. (March 21) at the Center, 330 E. Liberty. Speakers for the free, public workshop are Paula Caproni and Ellen Kossek, both assistant professors of organizational behavior and human resource management. The event is sponsored by CEW; the Family Care Resources Program; the Feminist Practice Project; the institutes for Labor and Industrial Relations and for Research on Women and Gender; the Medical Campus Human Resources Department; the Office of Multicultural Affairs, School of Nursing; the School of Social Work and other units. To ensure adequate seating, reservations are advised. Call 998-7080 for more information or to make a reservation.

 

Neubacher Award nominations sought
The Council for Disability Concerns is seeking nominations for the 1997 James Neubacher Award. The award is given annually to an individual who has served as an effective advocate for equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities. Nominees must be affiliated with the University and must have made significant achievements in one or more of the following areas: removing barriers to full participation in programs and services by people with disabilities; promoting acceptance and awareness of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life; advocating for the civil rights of people with disabilities to increase their participation in the life of their communities and nations. Nomination forms, due May 1, are available from the Affirmative Action Office, 4005 Wolverine Tower 1281, 763-0235 or 647-1388 (TTY).

 

Lecture spotlights women freethinkers
Annie Laurie Gaylor will lecture on "Heretic Heroines: A History of Women Freethinkers" at 7 p.m. Wed. (March 19) in the 7th floor Special Collections Library, Hatcher Graduate Library. Author, journalist and activist, Gaylor has had a lifelong involvement in the causes of feminism and free thought. The lecture is based on Gaylor's forthcoming book, Women Without Superstition: No Gods, No Masters. The lecture is being held in conjunction with the Special Collections Library's current exhibit, "Challenging Religious Dogma: A History of Free Thought." For information, call 764-9377.

 

Finney memorial will be held March 23
A public memorial celebration of the life of Ross Lee Finney, professor emeritus and composer-in-residence emeritus, will be held at 2 p.m. Sun. (March 23) in the 4th floor Assembly Hall, Rackham Bldg. Family members, friends and colleagues will give testimonials and reminisce about Finney's life and accomplishments. Finney, professor of composition from 1949 until his retirement in 1974 and an eminent American composer, died in Carmel, Calif. on Feb. 4. He was 90.

 

Dewey Lecture is on Ivan the Terrible
Michael Flier, the Oleksandr Potebnja Professor, Harvard University, will give the Horace W. Dewey Memorial Lecture, "Grand Prince into Tsar: Building an Image for Ivan the Terrible," at 7:30 p.m. Thurs. (March 20) in the East Conference Room, Rackham Bldg. The lecture is named for Horace W. (Bill) Dewey, who was a professor of Slavic languages and literatures and of history in 1947-1988. The lecture is given in his memory by his former students, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Center for Russian and East European Studies. A reception follows in the East Alcove. For information, call 764-0351 or send e-mail to crees@umich.edu.

 

Assisted suicide is topic
Physician-assisted suicide will be discussed at the 10th annual Jack L. Walker Conference at 7:30 p.m. March 25 in Rackham Auditorium. Sponsored by the Undergraduate Political Science Association, the conference will feature speakers Derek Humphry, founder of the Hemlock Society and author of several books on the right to die, and Ed Rivet, legislative director for Right To Life of Michigan and an opponent of assisted suicide. In addition, a panel discussion including faculty members Mark Brandon and Ralph Williams and former Ann Arbor Mayor Ed Pierce will follow. Free to the public, the conference is named in honor of the late Jack Walker, professor of political science and public policy. For information, call David Seitz, 764-6386.

 

Rackham accepting applications
for new pedagogy award
The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies is accepting applications through April 1 for a new pedagogy awards program designed to foster the professional development of graduate students as educators. Awards will be given in two categories: departments, programs or groups of faculty and students seeking to improve their efforts in the pedagogical development of graduate student instructors (GSIs); and individual GSIs who wish to improve their own abilities in a way that can benefit a larger cohort. Awards will not exceed $15,000 to departments and programs or $2,000 to individuals. Funding will begin on June 1. For program guidelines and applications forms, contact Judy McAllister in the Rackham Dean's Office, 764-8221, or send e-mail to Jlburg@umich.edu.

 

Nobel laureate Ernst will give
Bartell Memorial Lecture

Richard R. Ernst, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his contributions to Fourier transform nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and contributions he made to two-dimensional NMR spectroscopy, will give the annual F.E. Bartell Memorial Lecture at 2 p.m. Fri. (March 21) in Rackham Amphitheater. The lecture, titled "Exploring Intramolecular Dynamics by NMR," is sponsored by Alpha Chi Sigma professional chemistry fraternity, the Department of Chemistry and the Biophysics Research Division. For information, call 936-0356.

 

Deans' Forum slated for March 25
Deans Nancy Cantor, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies; Noreen Clark, School of Public Health; and Edie Goldenberg, LS&A, will speak at a Deans' Forum 4-5 p.m. March 25 in the Pendleton Room, Michigan Union. Open to all faculty, staff and students, particularly women and women graduate students, the forum is sponsored by the Academic Women's Caucus, the Center for the Education of Women, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the Graduate School.

 

Hillel holds annual Conference on the Holocaust March 24-April 4
Highlights of this year's Holocaust conference include three feature films, three lectures, two photo exhibits, two theater performances and the annual 24-Hour Memorial of Names.

Image Before My Eyes will be shown at 7 p.m. March 24 in Room 1360, East Hall. My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransports, by filmmaker Melissa Hacker, will be screened at 7 p.m. March 27 in the Michigan Theater. Following the film Hacker will give a presentation and answer questions. Long Is the Road is the first feature film to represent the Holocaust from a Jewish point of view. It will be shown at 7 p.m. April 3 in the Natural Sciences Auditorium.

The 24-Hour Memorial of Names will begin at noon March 26 on the Diag. Members of the University community will read names of those who perished in the Holocaust.

For more information, call 769-0500.

 

Learn about children's sleep disorders
Vicki Wilson, nurse practitioner with Child Health Associates, will teach parents practical strategies to win bedtime battles as she discusses "Sleep Disorders in Infants and Toddlers" noon-1 p.m. March 26 in Conference Room 4, Michigan League. The brown-bag workshop is sponsored by the Family Care Resources Program. Call 998-6133 to reserve a space.

 

It's open house at Dearborn child center
The U-M-Dearborn Child Development Center will hold an open house for its kindergarten program 5-6:30 p.m. Thur. (March 20) in the kindergarten classroom, Mod 29. Fall 1997 enrollment for the kindergarten program is open to all children who will reach the age of 5 before Dec. 1. Teachers and staff members will be available to answer questions about enrollment, tuition, scholarships and other topics. For information, call (313) 593-5424.

 

Breast Cancer Support Group
meets March 19

The Breast Care Center of the Comprehensive Cancer Center will hold its monthly support group for women breast cancer survivors noon-1:30 p.m. Wed. (March 19) in the 2nd floor dining room, University Hospital. Call 764-2696 for information.

 

Service for Chai Yeh is March 24
Friends and former colleagues of Chai Yeh, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering who died on Feb. 15 at age 85, are invited to a memorial service at 4 p.m. Mon. (March 24) in the East Room, Pierpont Commons. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the U-M scholarshp fund of the donor's choice.

 

Review will focus on nurse's
experiences in the Civil War

The Nursing History Society will sponsor a free, public program by Marilynn Magoon, clinical nurse, University Hospital, who will review Mary Livermore's My Story of the War 7-8:30 p.m. Thurs. (March 20) in the Hansen Room, Glacier Hills Retirement Center. The book is Livermore's narrative about her experience during the Civil War. Call 763-9435 for information.

 

Dead Sea Scrolls lecture series
continues March 24

James H. Charlesworth, Princeton Theological Seminary, will speak on "Jesus and Qumran" at 7:30 p.m. Mon. (March 24) in Rackham Amphitheater. The lecture is the third in the series, "The Dead Sea Scrolls: Jewish Thought in the Hellenistic World," sponsored by the departments of History, of Near Eastern and of Classical Studies; the Program on Studies in Religion; the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies; the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies; the International Institute; the Jean & Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies; and the offices of the Dean of LS&A, of Ethics and Religion, and of the Vice President for Research. Call 764-0314 for information.

 

Chief sought for Media Union
A search is under way for director of the Media Union on North Campus. The facility is designed to provide an impetus for innovation in learning by promoting the development of new ideas, methodologies and modes of producing and imparting knowledge through advances in technology.

The director will report to the Media Union Executive Committee, which reports to the provost. Among other responsibilities, the successful candidate is expected to lead the development of a clearly defined vision for the Media Union and bring faculty from all disciplines together to achieve the vision.

Nominations (of self or others) should be sent to the Search Advisory Committee via e-mail to MU.Exec.Comm@umich.edu, or to chair Stephen Director, 3074 Fleming Bldg. 1340.

 

Former Ohio governor to speak
Richard Celeste, public policy consultant and former Governor of Ohio, will speak on "The Role of the States in Shaping the Nation's Research Enterprise" at 4 p.m. March 26 in Rackham Amphitheater. The speech, which will be followed by a panel discussion and reception, is one of the Distinguished Lectures on National Research Policy sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

 

Lecture focuses on 'agents of change'
Paul M. Gherman, Vanderbilt University librarian and School of Information Alumnus-in-Residence, will discuss "Information Professionals: Agents of Change" at 7 p.m. Thurs. March 20 in the Ehrlicher Room, 411 West Hall. The lecture is sponsored by the School of Information. A "mini-showcase" of projects created by School of Information students will open 5-7 p.m. before the lecture, in Room 407, West Hall. Call 764-9376 for information.

 

UAC/MUSKET will present
`Jesus Christ Superstar'

The popular rock musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" will come to Power Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. (March 21-22), and 2 p.m. Sun. (March 23), presented by MUSKET, the University's
student-run musical theater group.
Tickets, available at the League Ticket Office, 764-0450, are $11 for reserved seating and $7 for students. MUSKET is a division of the University Activities Center, a student-run organization funded by the University to provide campus activities and programming to students.

 

Talk examines the Israeli Science Corps
Sharona Ben-Tov, Bowling Green State University, will speak about her father's involvement in the Science Corps of the Israeli Army at 8 p.m. Wed. (March 19) at Hillel Foundation. The secret group of scientists developed and instituted such technology as Israel's first rocket and defense arsenal and desert irrigation systems. Ben-Tov's lecture,"The Israeli Science CorpsThe Early Days of Israeli Statehood," is sponsored by the American Movement for Israel. Call 769-0500.