The University Record, May 20, 1997

Briefings

Next Record June 10
The next Record will be published June 10. Deadline for Calendar and Briefings items is 5 p.m. June 2. See page 2 for e-mail and fax information.

 

CSCAR presents William Cleveland workshop
"Visualizing Data," a workshop for researchers, will be held 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 3-4 in Room B1270, Business Administration Bldg. The workshop, presented by the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research (CSCAR), will be led by William Cleveland, a scholar at Bell Laboratories and author of the path-breaking book Visualizing Date. The session, $500 (a limited number of $275 seats for U-M affiliates), is recommended for any scholar seeking graphical display of research data. Register before Fri. (May 23) by calling 763-0341.

 

LGBT Programs offers group for teens
The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Program Office is sponsoring the Creative Expressions Group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning teenagers. Teens interested in exploring issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and artistic expression are invited to join the group. Meetings will be held at 1 p.m. every Sat. all summer. Supportive teen friends are encouraged to participate. No artistic experience necessary.

For information, call Connie, 763-4186, or pick up a flyer at the LGBT Office, third floor, Michigan Union.

 

Home health care symposium is June 12-13
The School of Nursing will be sponsoring the 12th National Nursing Symposium on Home Health Care June 12-13 at the Michigan League. The home continues to be acknowledged as a place of care, but the scope of that care is changing as the entire health care system attempts to reduce costs and increase client satisfaction. The program is an opportunity for home health care nurses to talk and share ideas and information in this ever-growing field.

For information or to receive a registration brochure, contact Linda Daniel or Nancy Gardner, 647-0329, fax 647-0351.

 

Sculpture by Sandback, faculty art on display at Museum of Art
"Through the Looking Glass: Sculpture by Fred Sandback" is on display at the Museum of Art through Sept. 28. Museum officials note that "most people think of sculpture and think of clay, metal or wood. For Fred Sandback, acrylic yarn is the sculptural equivalent of a #2 pencil. With a spectrum of colored yarn pulled taut from ceiling to floor, he carves huge columns and room-size structures from ordinary space. His simple strands become the edges of imaginary places and volumes---a bristling geometry nearly transparent and weightless."

An exhibition of works by 35 School of Art and Design and Residential College faculty, "Artists Teaching Art," celebrates the link between multidisciplinary artistry and the commitment to passing the torch of excellence in visual art. The works explore such questions as how has teaching affected the art-making activities of the artists? What innovations in pedagogy have been fostered by the artists' diverse backgrounds and experiences?

Beginning May 27, the Museum will be open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs. and noon-5 p.m. Sun.

 

Carillon series at Ann and Robert Lurie Tower this summer
Because the Baird Carillon in Burton Tower is undergoing repair, the "Seven Mondays at Seven" annual carillon series will be held at the new Ann and Robert Lurie Tower on North Campus. Featured artists, all performing at 7 p.m., are:

June 16: U-M Carillonist Margo Halsted.

June 23: George Matthew Jr., carillonist, First Presbyterian Church, Stamford, Conn.

June 30: Judy Ogden, U-M assistant carillonist.

July 7: Jeffery Davis, assistant carillonist, University of
California, Berkeley.

July 14: Peter Langberg, director of the Scandinavian Carillon School, Denmark.

July 21: Arie Abbenes, instructor at the Netherlands Carillon School and carillonist of Utrecht, Eindhoven and Asten.

July 28: Adrian Begruers, Cobh Ireland, the site of the only carillon in Ireland.

 

Workplace 2000 Conference begins June 3
"Navigating Change: Tools for Transition" is the theme for this year's Workplace 2000 18th annual Career Development Conference. The conference takes place June 3-5 at the Rackham Building and offers 56 courses in the following areas: personal development, work skills, professional development, health and wellness and management development. Preconference workshops held on June 3 require a $45 per person registration fee that is separate from the $75 fee for the June 4-5 workshops. Participants can register for either the preconference courses, conference courses or both.

Enrollment is open to the public as well as U-M employees. Space is limited and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrations received today (May 20) will guarantee pre-registration. Walk-in registrations will be accepted but course availability may be limited. For more information, contact Conference Management Services, 764-5305.

 

Multicultural art exhibit opens in June
"Four Corners: The Fine Art of Diversity," an art exhibit sponsored by Plant Building Services Diversity Committee includes works that celebrate ethnicity, diversity and culture. The exhibit features works by Spanish, German, African American and Native American artists. The exhibit will be in the Media Union Gallery June 11-18. For information, call Plant Building Services 764-0521.

 

ABPAFS awards program is June 25
The Association of Black Professionals, Administrators, Faculty, and Staff (ABPAFS) will host its 12th annual awards program 3:30-6 p.m., June 25. The awards program will take place in Rackham Ampitheater and will recognize the promotions achieved by members. Association officers will be present to meet with members and guests. For more information, call 764-5550.

 

Children's workshops available at Exhibit Museum
Children ages 6-10 can choose among 18 workshops at the Summer 1997 Workshops for Children at the Exhibit Museum. Topics include dinosaurs, wildlife, space, and archaeology. Workshops run June 24-August 7. Costs are $12 per person for each workshop for members of the Friends, and $15 for non-members. For more information call the Exhibit Museum 764-0478.

 

Newborn care class is today
A free class on newborn care will be held today (May 20) from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Brighton Health Center. The educational program is designed for expectant parents, grandparents or anyone else who will care for a newborn. Board-certified pediatrician Mohamed El-Fouly will teach the basics and answer questions about normal infant behavior and when a doctor should be called. The Brighton Health Center is located at 8685 West Grand River. For more information call (810) 227-9510.

 

Party with the Peonies
The Nichols Arboretum's annual Peony Garden Party will be held 2-5 p.m. June 15. From plantings established 75 years ago, more than 800 peonies will show their spring colors in whites, crimsons, purple-reds and violet-roses. The free party will take place rain or shine and includes music, information about the Peony Garden and peony-growing expertise. Refreshments, potted peonies, educational information and gifts will be available for purchase.

The Peony Garden is located at the Arb's Washington Heights entrance. For more information, call 763-5832 or visit the Arb's Web site at http://www.umich.edu/~snrewww/arb/.

 

Former Miss America to speak on lessons learned from her illness
Former Miss America 1963 Jacquelyn Townsend suffered a stroke in 1970 when she was 28. She is a founding member of the National Stroke Association and will speak at the 7th annual Opening Doors seminar, sponsored by the Communicative Disorders Clinic. Townsend will speak at 9 a.m. June 2 at the Holiday Inn North Campus.

The June 2-3 Opening Doors seminar is intended for people with aphasia and their families. Aphasia is a total or partial loss of the ability to communicate through words. Seminar sessions include strategies and resources for improving communication; alternative approaches to maximum health; psychological issues; healing through humor; and therapy from art, music and pets. Cost is $150. For more information, call the Communicative Disorders Clinic, 647-2494.

 

View from the Hubble space telescope is lecture topic
A free public lecture will be held 4-5:30 p.m. Thurs. (May 22) about "Star and Planet Formation Viewed by the Hubble Space Telescope." The lecture will feature Jeffrey Hester from Arizona State University and Karl Stapelfeldt from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The lecture, sponsored by the Michigan Space Grant Consortium, will be held in Boeing Lecture Hall, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Bldg. This is the first in a series of free public lectures about astronomy and space sciences sponsored by the Michigan Space Grant Consortium. High school students are especially encouraged to attend.

 

Web class for health resources offered
The Public Health Library is offering a free class titled "Public Health Resources on the Web" 10 a.m.-noon June 10 in Room G442 of The School of Public Health II. The hands-on workshop will teach the use of search engines and "HealthWeb" resources, as well as viewing documents in the portable document format. Registration is necessary. To register call 936-1391 or send e-mail to public.health.reference@umich.edu.

 

Yost closed until July
Yost Ice Arena closed for public skating May 14. It is scheduled to reopen for public skating for the 1997-98 ice season on July 12. For more information, call 764-4600.

 

Parking Services office closes for inservice training
An inservice training day for staff will close the Parking Services office at 11:30 a.m. June 3. Regular office hours will resume at 7:30 a.m., June 4. If you need to contact parking services during the closure, call 764-1225.

 

Peer Facilitated Study Group Project funded
The Peer Facilitated Study Group Project in the Office of Multicultural Affairs, School of Nursing, has received funding from the state Department of Education.

The 4-S Student Select Support Service Grant will enable the office to continue to provide peer facilitators to help nursing students of color through some of the identified "difficult courses" in the undergraduate nursing program. The intent is to provide a supportive climate for learning to improve the success rates of African American, Native American and Hispanic students to a rate comparable to their white counterparts, thus maximizing student potential for achievement during their tenure in the School of Nursing.

Patricia Coleman-Burns directs the Office of Multicultural Affairs and is principal investigator. Shirley Jones, project director and co-investigator, and Mei-Yu Yu, statistical analyst, are collaborating on the project.

 

Register for Camp Funshine
The 14th annual Camp Funshine, sponsored by Children's Services, Family Housing, will be held June 23-Aug. 15. A limited number of scholarships are available for children of U-M students. There will be four two-week sessions that include swimming, field trips, parties and other activities. Before and after camp time available. For information, call 764-4557.

 

Flint offers new minor
U-M Flint now offers a minor in Mexican American and Latino studies. The minor is designed to strengthen career preparation for those planning to work in multiethnic settings, including education, business, health care and social services.

The program will provide a link between the University and the local Latino community, says Michael Schroeder, acting director. For information, call him at (810) 762-2366.

 

Lectures for general public on astronomy, space science are May 22
The Michigan Space Grant Consortium is sponsoring a series of free lectures on astronomy and space science for the general public. The first in the 1997-98 Space Science Series, "Star and Planet Formation Viewed by the Hubble Space Telescope," will be held 4-5:30 p.m. Thurs. (May 22) in the Boeing Lecture Hall, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Bldg.

Guest lecturers will be Jeffrey Hester, Arizona State University, and Karl Stapelfeldt, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

 

Architect OK'd for new Flint building
The appointment of SSOE Inc. of Flint and Troy to provide architectural and engineering services for the proposed Professional Studies Classroom Building at U-M-Flint was approved by the Regents at their April meeting.

In partnership with Manyam and Shull of Flint, SSOE will immediately begin the design phase of the $31 million facility. Construction is expected to begin in 1998, with completion by early 2001.

The new facility is expected to house the School of Management; School of Health Professions and Studies; departments of Education, Art and Music, and Communication; as well as a telecommunications center; WFUM-TV28; WFUM-FM; an early childhood center; and a wellness clinic.

 

Center for Japanese Studies publishes two books
Two new books in the Michigan Monographs in Japanese Studies series have been published by the Center for Japanese Studies.

Regent Redux: A Life of the Statesman-Scholar Ichijo Kaneyoshi, by Steven D. Carter, tells the story of a remarkable man who, against his will and largely without his knowledge, lived through what we now regard as the final decline of the ancient nobility. He was the heir of a venerable court lineage, a poet and patron of artists and literati, a master of esoteric lore and doctrine, as well as a statesman and politician very much engaged in the contests and discourses of his time. $44.95, cloth only.

The Distant Isle: Studies and Translations of Japanese Literature in Honor of Robert H. Brower, edited by Thomas Hare, Robert Borgen and Sharalyn Orbaugh, is a festschrift in honor of the late Robert Brower, a long-time professor of Japanese literature. Roughly two-thirds of the book consists of papers on "premodern" Japan; the others are on "modern" Japanese language and literature. $64.95, cloth only.

For information, contact the Center's Publications Office, 998-7265.

 

Pharmacy offering paid summer research experiences
The College of Pharmacy is offering paid summer research opportunities to eight area minority high school students and four area science teachers, with funding from the National Institutes of Health.

The goal of the program is to encourage underrepresented minority students to consider careers in science and/or research, and to teach high school teachers advanced skills in science research.

Students will make $6 per hour and work about 35 hours per week for eight weeks from the end of June through mid-August. Teachers work 40 hours per week and receive a $5,000 stipend.

Preference is given to students who have completed a year of high school chemistry with grades of B or better and are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Teacher candidates should teach either chemistry or biology in high school, or have a strong biology and chemistry background.

Applications are due May 30. For information, contact Valener Perry, assistant dean for student services, at 764-5550, or via e-mail to vlperry@umich.edu.

 

Cancer survivors to voice concerns
Local cancer survivors will have an opportunity to voice their concerns about such issues as health care access, job discrimination and insurance reform at a town hall meeting 1-3:30 p.m. June 1---National Cancer Survivors' Day---at the Morris Lawrence Bldg., Washtenaw Community College.

Ellen Stovall, executive director, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, and a member of the President's National Cancer Advisory Board, will deliver the keynote address.

The meeting is sponsored by the American Cancer Society; McAuley Cancer Care Center, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital; and the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Registration is encouraged. For information, call (800) 231-2211 or (313) 712-5400.

 

Hummel to direct residential learning initiatives
Mary L. Hummel has been appointed associate director of housing and director of residential learning initiatives, effective June 1. She currently is program director for the 21st Century Program, a collaboration between Housing and LS&A, developed in 1991.

As director of residential learning initiatives, Hummel will provide leadership to the Michigan Learning Communities, including the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program, 21st Century Program, and the Women in Science and Engineering Program. She also will work with other Housing staff and faculty and academic program staff to implement recommendations outlined in the 1996 Living-Learning Programs Task Force Report.

She has been coordinator of residence education in Housing, and held positions at Washtenaw Community College, Bowling Green State University, Siena College and Pennsylvania State University.

She has extensive teaching experience at several institutions and developed and taught a seminar for more than 600 first-year students in the 21st Century Program.

 

Book fair to benefit Michigan Radio
A portion of the proceeds from the Barnes & Noble Book Fair, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. May 31, will benefit Michigan Radio. A drawing will be held for Michigan Radio prizes, and Michigan Radio staff will be on hand. Can't get there? Phone in your order to 677-6475. Barnes & Noble is at the intersection of Washtenaw and Huron Parkway.

 

Apply for Fulbright grants
Applications are due Sept. 23 for Fulbright and related grants for graduate study abroad in academic fields and for professional training in the creative and performing arts. They are sponsored by the U.S. Information Agency, J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the Institute of International Education.

The grants are designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application and hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent by the date of the grant. All applicants are required to have sufficient language proficiency in the language of the host country to carry out their proposed study or research.

For information, contact Pat McCune at the International Institute, Room 340, Lorch Hall; call 936-6480; or send e-mail to phmccune@umich.edu.

 

Flint sponsors Camp Summer Fun
The U-M Flint Recreation Center sponsors Camp Summer Fun for children ages 6-12 in three sessions: June 16-20, July 14-18 and Aug. 48.

Activities---offered 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day---are designed to familiarize children with the skills and rules of sports, including swimming, basketball, volleyball and kickball. There also are field trips to recreational and educational sites.

The cost is $96 per child per session; $86 for each additional family member. Full and partial need-based scholarships are available. Registration is due one week before each session. Proof of health insurance is required. For information, call (810) 762-3441.

 

Directory assistance fee to increase
Effective May 1, the charge for domestic directory assistance calls made from U-M telephones increased from 50 cents to 75 cents. These are calls made to 555-1212 for any U.S. area code. The price increase is prompted by what the University is charged by commercial vendors of our telephone service. Students calling from residence halls and other housing will still be provided free directory assistance for local numbers and others in area code 313.

 

Sign up for Camp Adventure
The Department of Recreational Sports is accepting registrations for Camp Adventure at the North Campus Recreation Bldg. The camp is for children ages 6-12. It will be held 9 a.m.-noon in three two-week sessions June 16-July 25. The cost is $110 per session. For information, call 763-4560.

 

Apply for funds under Prostate SPORE Grant
The Comprehensive Cancer Center is accepting applications for funds available from the Prostate SPORE grant, which focuses on applications directed toward understanding the mechanisms involved in prostate cancer development or toward the cure of prostate cancer. Funding of up to $50,000 per year for faculty and up to $5,000 per year for students is available for one year beginning Aug. 1. New ideas in translational research that are innovative or high risk in nature are encouraged. At least one application with no preliminary research information will be awarded. For application forms, due July 1, call 763-3455 or send e-mail to bardell@umich.edu. For information, call Ken Pienta, 647-3421, or Christine Fierek, 763-3455.

 

Architecture and Urban Planning honored by Girl Scout Council
The College of Architecture and Urban Planning has been named a "Best Friend of Girl Scouting" by the Huron Valley Girl Scout Council.

The College was honored for developing a senior-level work/
design studio in which 15 students and Associate Prof. Melissa Harris designed a shower house for the riding stable area at Camp Linden in southern Livingston County. Students used suggestions from campers, camp staff and volunteers to produce a functional design at no cost to the Council.

"Our Girl Scouts learned about non-traditional careers," said Karen Micklatcher, Council fund development director. "In the process, we created what we hope will be an ongoing process with the University."

 

5 programs coming up at Matthaei
Matthaei Botanical Gardens is sponsoring five programs in the next three weeks. For information or registration, call 998-7061.

Glacial Geology, May 22 and May 24 ($40) features Dave Thomas, Washtenaw Community College, and provides an understanding of geology to explain the origin of the habitats important to plants, animals and people.

Ellen Elliott Weatherbee will lead a Morel Foray ($135) to the Upper Peninsula's Osborn Preserve, a U-M wilderness biological station, May 29-June 1. Learn about where and how to find morels, poisonous look-alikes and the secrets of becoming a successful mushroom hunter. Search on your own or go on guided hikes.

Learn about dragonflies' life cycles, identification and what to expect in southeastern Michigan ($45) June 5 and June 7 from Michael A. Kielb.

Canoe to Hell, Michigan June 7 with Ellen Elliott Weatherbee ($45) through hidden waterways and eight lakes and examine wildflowers and woody plants along the way. Help is available for finding partners, improving strokes and learning compatibility with your partner.

There are more than 100 species of butterflies in southeastern Michigan. Learn how, when and where to search for these winged jewels from Michael A. Kielb, June 8 and 29 and July 6 ($65).

 

Jazz, Italian music featured
Lively traditional Italian music, performed on mandolin, guitar and accordion will be presented at 12:10 p.m. Thurs. (May 22) in the University Hospital Lobby. On May 29, the award-winning Community High School Jazz Band will perform. The concerts are sponsored by Gifts of Art, U-M Hospitals.