The University Record, March 25, 1997

Briefings

Bollinger will discuss 'The University: Some First Principles and Several Recommendations' April 8
President Lee Bollinger will give the Business School's annual McInally Lecture at 4:15 p.m. April 8 in Hale Auditorium. Bollinger will speak on "The University: Some First Principles and Several Recommendations." The McInally Lecture series was established in 1966 to honor the memory of Regent William K. McInally. Previous lecturers include Federal Reserve Governor Martha Romayne, former managing editor of Fortune magazine William S. Rukeyser and Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer.

 

Kleinsmith, MacAdam, MacAlpine elected to SACUA
Lewis J. Kleinsmith, professor of biology; Barbara MacAdam, head of educational and information services, University Library; and Gordon MacAlpine, professor of astronomy, have been elected to three-year terms on the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, beginning in May. For the text of their statements, see the March 11 Record online at http://www.umich.edu/~newsinfo/.

 

Bone Marrow registration drive takes place March 26-28
The Minority Marrow Donor Coalition (MMDC) is sponsoring a Bone Marrow Registration Drive Wed.-Fri. (March 26-28), at a different location each day. For those suffering from diseases such as leukemia and other cancers, bone marrow replacement may save their lives; a "match" is best made within one's ethnic group. Due to the low percentage of ethnic minorities in the National Registry, minority patients are less likely to find a match. To register, one must donate a small amount of blood and commit to the National Registry until age 55. There is no charge for minority registration. Registration dates and sites are: March 26, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 3rd floor, Taubman Library; March 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., West Room, Pierpont Commons; and March 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Pond Room, Michigan Union. For information, call 998-0803 or send e-mail to marrowdonor@umich.edu.

 

Symphony Orchestra concert features world premiere
The world premiere of Evan Chambers' Three Islands is the featured work and Concerto Competition winners Brenda Wimberley, soprano, and Melissa Johnson, clarinet, are the featured performers at the University Symphony Orchestra's concert at 8 p.m. Wed. (March 26) in Hill Auditorium. In addition to Chambers' work, the program includes Barber's Knoxville Summer of 1915, Copland's Clarinet Concerto and Bernstein's On the Waterfront. Chambers is assistant professor of composition and director of the electronic music studios. The orchestra is conducted by Kenneth Kiesler.

 

Eldercare workshop examines substance abuse in older adults
Karen Schoem, social worker, Turner Geriatric Clinic, will discuss "Older Adults and Substance Abuse" noon-1 p.m. April 4 in Conf. Room 6, Michigan League. The workshop will help participants learn to recognize symptoms of substance abuse and ways to handle it. Eldercare Workshops are sponsored by the Family Care Resources Program. Call 998-6133 for information.

 

Campus safety walk slated April 2
More than 100 community and University officials will join students in a planned campus walk at 9 p.m. April 2. Student groups will lead walkers on various routes on North Campus and Central Campus to pinpoint areas of concern. Walkers will gather in the Ballroom, Michigan Union, and then disperse to various parts of the campus.

U-M-Dearborn will throw 'Star Party'
Comet Hale-Bopp, Mars and the Orion nebula are among the celestial bodies that sky-watchers will look for when they gather for a "Star Party" at 7 p.m. Sat. (March 29) on the top floor of the parking structure, U-M-Dearborn. The event is sponsored by the U-M-Dearborn physics discipline In the event of inclement weather or cloudy skies, a slide show will be held 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Room 198, Engineering Lab Bldg. For information, call David Matzke 593-5036.

 

U-Move hiring instructors
U-Move is hiring fitness and aquatics instructors for spring, summer and fall terms. Fitness instructors are required to be certified. All persons applying must have current Red Cross CPR and Standard First Aid certifications. Call 764-1342 for information.

 

Gamelan ensemble features Javanese court music
The University Gamelan Ensemble will perform its annual concert of Indonesian music at 8 p.m. Thurs. (March 27) in Rackham Auditorium. "Gamelan" is a generic term for an Indonesian orchestra. A gamelan orchestra may consist of bronze gongs and xylophones, fiddle type instruments, a zither, a flute, drums, female soloists and a male chorus. The Gamelan Ensemble is made up of University faculty and students and members of the Ann Arbor community. The concert is sponsored by the School of Music and the Center for South and South East Asian Studies.

 

Nomination deadline approaches for Staff Service Awards
April 11 is the deadline for nominations of individuals and teams for the College of Engineering's annual Excellence in Staff Service Awards. The awards, recognizing the "vital contributions that staff make to the College's success," will be announced at a Collegewide reception May 28. All full and part-time regular, non-faculty employees in the College, regardless of length of service, are eligible. Nomination forms are available in the College of Engineering departments and administrative office. Submit nominations to Jamie Rutledge, Engineering Administration, 2437 Lurie Engineering Center 2012. For information, call 647-7063 or 647-7067.

 

Faculty and Staff Mortgage Program assistant at Wolverine Tower
Linda Guinyard, administrative assistant for the Faculty and Staff Mortgage Program, has moved to 1008 Wolverine Tower. Please direct any questions regarding your University mortgage or the Mortgage Program to Guinyard at her new location. The phone number remains 764-9252.

 

Michigan Radio seeks volunteers for Spring fund drive
Michigan Radio, preparing for its annual Spring On-Air fund drive, seeks volunteers to help answer phones and take pledges 6 a.m.-10 p.m. April 4-10. Local restaurants will provide food for volunteers during the fund drive. Volunteers who can spend an hour or two helping support public radio at the University are asked to call Anna Taylor, 764-9210, to sign up for a time.

UCCF group helps children with social skills
The Center for the Child and the Family (UCCF) sponsors a Social Skills Group designed to help children ages 7-9 learn skills important to making and maintaining friendships. The group meets Wednesday evenings 6-7 p.m. April 2-June 18. Call 764-9466 for information or to register.

 

Workplace 2000 nominations open
The Office of Human Resources and Affirmative Action has announced the opening of nominations for the Universitywide Workplace 2000 Staff Recognition Awards to honor staff members who have made marked contributions to the mission and work of the University. One award will be presented in each of three categories: Distinguished Service Award, Exemplary Team Award and Outstanding Leadership Award. All non-faculty with a minimum of two years' service are eligible for nomination. Any member of the University community---faculty, staff and students---may make nominations. For copies of the nomination form, call 763-1284. The deadline for nominations is April 10. Winners will be announced at the Workplace 2000 conference June 3-5 and recognized at a Universitywide recognition event in the fall. Individuals awards carry a prize of $750; team winners will divide $2,000.

 

Sign up now for table tennis tournament
The entry deadline for the 1997 Table Tennis Tournament---Singles and Doubles, sponsored by the Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program, is 4:30 p.m. April 3 at the IMSB. An entry fee of $5 for singles and $9 for doubles will be charged. The tournament will be conducted at the Sports Coliseum at 10 a.m. April 5. For information, call 763-3562.

 

Dance concert showcases talents of three graduate students
The Department of Dance, School of Music, presents With Our Eyes Wide Open, a graduate thesis concert featuring performances and choreography by Diana Ricotta, Nancy Shevitz and Katie Stevinson, at 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. (March 27-29) at the Betty Pease Studio A Theater, Dance Bldg. The program will include A Sense of Place, choreographyed by Ricotta, a dancer and choreographer from New York who will receive her M.F.A. in May; uuUMPH! Boom! Thunk! presented and performed by Shevitz, a performer and choreographer from New York City; and two works by Stevinson, director of Full Force Productions---Forbidden Rapture and Avo. Tickets are $5 at the door. For information, call 763-5460.

 

Volunteers needed to take part in Memorial of Names this week
The annual Memorial of Names takes place at noon Wed. (March 26)-noon Thurs. (March 27) on the Diag. The event, part of the Hillel Foundation's 18th Annual Conference on the Holocaust, features the continuous 24-hour reading of names of those who perished during the Holocaust. To volunteer to read names, call Marni Holtzman, 769-0500. The vigil will conclude with a commemorative service in memory of Holocaust victims at noon Thurs. on the Diag.

 

LIR offers lecture series on architecture and urban planning
The Learning in Retirement (LIR) program of the Geriatrics Center's Turner Geriatric Clinic will offer a series of six weekly lectures on architecture and urban planning beginning April 9. Brian Carter, professor and chair, architecture program, will discuss "Architecture, a Public Art" at 10 a.m. April 9. Other lectures in the series include "Relationships of Modern Design to Modern Construction," April 16; "Reading Florentine Renaissance Palaces," April 23; "Alvaro Size---A Portuguese Architect with Roots in the LeCorbusier Movement," April 30; "Technology of the 20th Century," May 7; and "Planning Is more than Zoning & Architecture," May 16. All lectures, open to everyone age 55 and older, begin at 10 a.m. The cost of the series is $25 per person for LIR members, $30 for non-members. For information, call 764-2556 mornings.

 

Flint sponsors women's conference
The theme of the 25th Annual Michigan Women's Studies Association Conference, to be held April 4-5 at U-M Flint, is "Women and Immigration." Leslie Moch, professor of history, Michigan State University and former chair of the U-M-Flint History Department, will be the keynote speaker. There will be a reception to celebrate the anniversary of the conference 6-8 p.m. April 4 in the University Rooms, Harding Mott University Center. The conference will continue with concurrent sessions on April 5. For detailed information or to register, call (810) 766-6714.

 

Lecture will address violence against women in Serbia
Zorica Mrsevic, professor of law and lecturer in women's studies, University of Belgrade, will discuss "Domestic Violence Against Women in Serbia" noon-1 p.m. Wed. (March 26) in the Commons Room, Lane Hall. Mrsevic has researched domestic violence against women in her work with Women in Black, Belgrade's "SOS Hotline." The lecture is one in a series on women's rights in Cenral Europe, co-sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Law School and the Women's Studies Program. For information, call 764-9537 or send e-mail to pssmith@umich.edu.

 

Monitor Radio now on Michigan Radio
Early birds can now find "Monitor Radio's Early Edition" 5-6 a.m. Mon.-Fri. on Michigan Radio. The program is a new series, the broadcast edition of The Christian Science Monitor, that gives listeners the day's first look at the latest news and upcoming events. Veteran journalist Steve Delaney, whose 40 years in journalism includes 20 years as foreign and domestic correspondent for NBC News, hosts the show.

 

Ads filling up your e-mail inbox?
Someone else using your account? Getting rejection notices for messages you didn't send? Want to check the University's policies before putting up that ad on your home page? Take a look at the ITD User Advocate's Web page at http://www.umich.edu/~itdua/ for suggestions of what to do. As always, you can report computing policy violations, ask questions, and get assistance by sending a message to the User Advocate Group at itd.user.advocate@umich.edu.

 

Japanese woodblock print exhibition opens at Museum of Art
A new exhibition, "Floating Pictures," opening Sat. (March 29) at the Museum of Art depicts daily life in historic Japan through ukiyo-e woodblock prints. "Ukiyo-e" can be translated as "pictures of the fleeting, floating world," but these prints are not ethereal, serene images, as the title might imply; instead, they are vital, earthy depictions of fishermen, street scenes, actors, brothel scenes, puppies, noblemen and vast ocean landscapes. The Japanese woodblock print was a passion of the Museum's benefactress, Margaret Watson Parker, and the Parker Collection includes examples from the entire history and range of the ukiyo-e print, from the 17th to the 19th century. The exhibition continues through June 1. Call 764-0395 for information.

 

Intro to Netscape offered at Taubman
The Taubman Medical Library will sponsor a hands-on workshop providing an introduction to the WorldWide Web using Netscape software 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 2 in LRC 3950, Taubman Medical Library. Netscape's basic features, navigation techniques, bookmarks, printing and downloading will be covered, with a focus on medical resources on the WorldWide Web. Call 763-2037 to register.

 

Fitzwater to kick off U-M-Flint's Critical Issues Forum
Marlin Fitzwater, press secretary to presidents Reagan and Bush, will be the first speaker in the U-M-Flint's Frances Willson Thompson Critical Issues Forum luncheon series. Fitzwater will speak April 9 on "Potomac Fever and Political Headaches." Following Fitzwater will be Cokie Roberts, ABC News correspondent, April 23; Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., National Resources Defense Council senior attorney, May 7; and Alexa Canaday, chief of neurosurgery, Children's Hospital of Michigan, May 21. Tickets for the $45 series are available by calling (810) 762-3350. Tickets for individual speeches are not available.

 

Preview the '97 football season
Get an early glimpse of the U-M football team when it holds its annual Spring Game (Blue/White Game) at 1 p.m. April 12 in Michigan Stadium. Admission is $5 for adults; children ages 18 and under get in free. Proceeds from the game will benefit the University Library. For additional information, call 647-BLUE.

 

Women's gymnastics team hosts regional championships
The women's gymnastics team will host seven of the hottest gymnastics programs in the nation as it holds the regional title competition beginning at 6 p.m. April 5 in Chrisler Arena. The regional winner will vault into the NCAA Championship title competition. Tickets, $4 and $6, are available by calling 764-0247.

 

'Feudalism' in Lebanon subject of lecture
Michael Gilsenan, chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Literature and professor of anthropology, New York University, will present "Violence and Hierarchy: An Anthropological Approach to 'Feudalism' in Lebanon" at 4 p.m. today (March 25) in the 4th floor Conference Room, Rackham Bldg. The talk is one in the Middle East Distinguished Lecturer Series sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. Call 764-0350 for information.

 

Nominations open for King/Chavez/Parks Program
The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Multicultural Affairs (OVPAMA) is accepting nominations for the King/Chavez/Parks Visiting Professors Program. Funded through both the University and the state, the program is designed to increase the number of underrepresented minority instructors in the classroom by providing role models for students in primary and secondary schools and at institutions of higher education statewide. Visiting professorships are from one to five days in length and should include activities for guest scholars and artists to appear with students both within the University and at other schools in the community. Nominations, which may be made by any University faculty member, should be submitted at least 30 days before a funding decision is required. For detailed information, call OVPAMA at 764-3982, or send e-mail to ovpama@umich.edu.

 

New program provides in-home eldercare
The Living Well Care Management Program of Turner Geriatric Center is a new service that provides comprehensive in-home assessment, coordination of community services, and ongoing social work support for older adults to insure continuity of care. The program helps frail elders remain in their own homes, and is particularly helpful for older adults without local family support. Other older adults who might benefit from the program are those who need multiple services and those who wish to plan ahead for future needs. This service is provided by geriatric social workers on a fee-for-service basis. Questions or referrals may be made to the Social Work and Community Programs Office, Turner Geriatric Clinic, 764-2556.

 

Taubman offers UM-MEDLINE class
Basic and advanced search features of UM-MEDLINE are the focus of a hands-on workshop sponsored by Taubman Medical Library 5:30-7 p.m. March 27 in Room 2C228, Taubman Center. UM-MEDLINE provides access to the MEDLINE, HealthStar, AIDSLINE, CINAHL, and CANCERLIT databases. To register, call 763-2037 or send e-mail to medical.library@umich.edu.

 

Opera Theatre presents Figaro
One of the greatest operas of all time will be brought to life when the U-M Opera Theatre presents Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro at 8 p.m. March 26-29 at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. The comic opera will be sung in Italian with English supertitles by voice students in the School of Music. Martin Katz will conduct the University Philharmonia Orchestra. Tickets, $7-$18, are available at the Michigan League Ticket Office. For information, call 764-0450.

 

Copernicus Lecture set for April 4
Roman Szporluk, the Mikhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History, Harvard University, will give the Copernicus Lecture on "Poland's Role in Modern East European History" at 8 p.m. April 4 in Rackham Amphitheater. Szporluk, who served on the faculty of the Department of History in 1965-1991, studies Central Europe, modern Ukrainian history, nationalism and the press in the former Soviet Union and Russia. A reception in the East Study Lounge, 2nd floor, Rackham Bldg. follows the lecture. The Copernicus Lectures are sponsored by the Nicolaus Copernicus Endowment and the Center for Russian and East European Studies. Call 647-2237 for information.

 

Lecture will focus on women and death in Roman Egypt
Dominic Montserrat, Department of Classics, University of Warwick, will give an illustrated lecture on "Women and Death in Roman Egypt" 7-8 p.m. April 4 in Auditorium C, Angell Hall. The event is part of a series of lectures on Women and Gender in Antiquity sponsored by the Kelsey Museum of Archeology and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. A reception at Kelsey follows the lecture.

 

Workshop explores ways to help Black children cope
Carol Burrell-Jackson, clinical social worker, Center for the Child and Family, will discuss "Parenting African-American Children: Helping Black Children Learn to Cope in a a Majority Culture" in a brown-bag workshop noon-1 p.m. April 2 in Conf. Room 4, Michigan League. The workshop will identify issues and offer suggestions for raising African-American children in educational and other settings in which they are among the only children of color. The workshop is sponsored by the Family Care Resources Program. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Call 998-6133 for information or to pre-register.

 

Carilloneur will play American music
Margo Halsted, university carilloneur, will perform a program of American music at 7:15 p.m. Fri. (March 28) at Burton Memorial Tower. The program will include an original 20th-century composition by Percival Price, late U-M carillonist, and arrangements of music by George Gershwin and Scott Joplin. The concert is sponsored by the School of Music.

 

Conference will explore African music and dance
The University will host an international conference on African music and dance April 3-5 at the Rackham Bldg. "Music and Dance of Africa and the Diaspora: The Present State and Potential in the United States" will feature presentations by distinguished scholars in African ethnomusicology and music performance. Speakers include J. H. Kwabena Nketia of the University of Ghana; Kofi Agawu of Yale University and the University of Ghana; Olly Wilson of the University of California, Berkeley; and Margaret Thompson Drewel of Northwestern University. Musical performances and workshops on such topics as samba, musical instruments and Ghanaian xylophone will be featured throughout the three-day conference. Registration fees are $30 in advance, $35 on-site and $15 for students. A closing banquet April 5 is $15. For more information or to register, call Sam Cronk, 936-1443, or visit the conference website at http://www.umich.edu/~ovpama/music.

 

First Jewish feature film on Holocaust will be shown
Long Is the Road, the first Jewish feature film on the Holocaust, will be shown at 7 p.m. April 3 in the Auditorium, Natural Science Bldg. Released in 1949, it was made at Camp Landsberg, the largest displaced persons camp in Bavaria. It chronicles the plight of a Polish Jew and his family driven from their thriving Jewish community of pre-ghetto Warsaw to the horrors of Auschwitz and the chaotic years after World War II when survivors searched frantically for their loved ones.

A panel discussion following the film will feature Ira Konigsberg, professor of English and of film and video studies; political science Prof. Zvi Gitelman; and Holocaust survivors Emanuel Tanay and Isaac Norich, the last administrator of Camp Landsberg. The film will be introduced by Norich's daughter, Anita Norich, professor of English and of Judaic Studies, who was born in a displaced persons camp.

The film is sponsored by the Program in Film and Video Studies, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies and Hillel Foundation. For information, call 764-0147.

 

New chief marshal sought
The University's chief marshal, Dale Briggs, will begin phased retirement in the fall and a successor is being sought. The chief marshal is a key figure in official and ceremonial events, and is the primary faculty "trouble shooter" in planning the events. Please send suggestions by April 1 to Briggs (763-1331, briggs@umich.edu), Susan Ederer (647-7905, sederer@umich.edu) or Homer C. Rose (764-4400, hcrosejr@umich.edu).