The University Record, November 5, 1996

In Brief...

Anacapa String Quartet
to perform at Fair Lane

The Fair Lane Music Guild will present the opening concert of its 27th season of chamber music with the Anacapa String Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Sun. (Nov. 10) in a special performance at Fair Lane on the U-M-Dearborn campus. The quartet has been hailed as "one of the finest young quartets in America today." Meet the artists at a Preglow reception hosted by Dearborn Mayor Michael Guido and his wife, Kari, at 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $12, $11 for senior citizens and $7 for students. Call 593-5590 for information.

 

Architect will discuss do's
and don'ts of urban planning

Architect Alexander Garvin of Yale University will answer the question "The American City: What Works and What Doesn't?" when he discusses his new book by the same title at 6 p.m. Thurs. (Nov. 7) in Rackham Amphitheatre. Garvin analyzed more than 250 programs and projects seeking answers to what works and what doesn't in American cities. The free, public lecture is sponsored by the College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Call 764-1300 for information.

 

Kick up your heels with Pierpont Commons' dance lessons
Pierpont Commons gives you the opportunity in November to leave the Macarena behind and learn some real dancing. The Folk Dancing Club meets at 8 p.m. Nov. 6, 12 and 20 in Leonardo's at Pierpont Commons. No partner is needed for the fun, which emphasizes Eastern and Middle Eastern line and circle dances. Beginners and onlookers are welcome.

For those whose tastes run closer to Nashville, a Ballroom Country dancing workshop will be held 7-10 p.m. Mon. (Nov. 11) at the Michigan League. Admission is $2 and the workshop is open to all, regardless of skill. American folk dancing is offered 2-5 p.m. Sun. (Nov. 10) in Gender Free Contra Dance. Beginners are welcome, no experience necessary. Admission is $5 for students; $6 for all others.

 

Comic opera coming to Power Center for the Performing Arts
Wine, women and song are the subject of Gaetano Donizetti's light-hearted comic opera, L'Elisir d'Amore (The Elixir of Love), playing at 8 p.m. Nov. 14-16 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. The opera, season opener for the School of Music's 1996-97 Power Series, is sung in Italian with English supertitles. Tickets, $14 and $18 ($7 for students with ID), are on sale 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. at the Michigan League Box Office and also may be purchased at the Power Center Box Office one hour before the curtain. Call 764-0450 for information.

 

Skelton will perform solo recital
The School of Music's newest piano faculty member, Logan Skelton, will give his first solo recital in Ann Arbor at 8 p.m. Sun. (Nov. 10) in the Recital Hall, School of Music. Skelton received the Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music and a doctor of musical arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Featured on Sunday evening's free, public program are works by Scarlatti, Catalan composer Federico Mompou, Liszt and a composition by the U-M's William Albright. Call 764-0583 for information.

 

Benefit reimbursement accounts cutoff dates announced
To guarantee reimbusement in their November paychecks, Benefit Reimbursement Account participants should submit claims to the Benefits Office (Central Campus) by Nov. 13 for biweekly pay periods or Nov. 15 for monthly pay periods. The Benefit Reimbursement cutoff dates are also available on the Benefits Home Page listed under "Your Taxes & Benefits." The e-mail address is http://www.umich.edu/~benefits.

 

Etch your name in
Michigan history

The Michigan Stadium Brick Program continues now through April 1, selling personalized bricks to be used in the paving of Varsity Plaza at Gate 2. The program is directed toward commemoration of former letter-winners, but all are eligible to buy a brick for themselves, as gifts or as memorials. For information or a brochure, call 764-6461.

 

Henry Ford Estate announces 1996 Christmas programs
The Henry Ford Estate at U-M-Dearborn will recognize the American automotive centennial in its Christmas theme, "A Centennial Christmas." A reproduction of the Quadricycle, Henry Ford's first automobile, will be displayed at the restored Powerhouse Garage. Guided historic tours of the Estate, decorated by local florists for the Christmas season, begin Dec. 1.

A new program, the "Gingerbread House Workshop," will debut this year on Nov. 24. Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 7 is back by popular demand. Annual favorites featured this year include "Tea, Tour and Christmas Treasures" (Dec. 6,12 and 13); Holiday Luncheon Concerts (Dec. 6, 12 and 13); Santa's Workshop (Dec. 6 and 13); the "Candles and Carols Dinners" (Dec. 8 and 15); and Candlelight Tours (Dec. 26-28).

For prices and reservations, call 593-5590.

 

Take in `An Afternoon of Food, Fun and Flowers' at Matthaei
Matthaei Botanical Gardens will hold "An Afternoon of Food, Fun and Flowers" 1-4 p.m. Sat. (Nov. 9). Prepare for the holidays with three one-hour sessions: enjoy food demonstrations and tasting by Zingerman's Bakehouse and Whole Foods Market; revitalize your green thumb by creating a living succulent or small-leaf plant centerpiece to take home; and pot amaryllis, hyacinth or narcissus for winter blooms. Register for the $15 class by calling 998-7061.

 

Mendelssohn presents Ibsen's `Ghosts'
The Department of Theatre and Drama will bring one of the classics of Western theater to Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre when it stages Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" in four performances---at 8 p.m. Nov. 21-23 and 2 p.m. Nov. 24. The "American language" version of "Ghosts" is directed by Philip Kerr, who has built his reputation on productions of theatre classics. Tickets, $18 and $14 (reserved seating), $7 for students with ID, are on sale at the Michigan League Ticket Office; also at the Mendelssohn Box Office one hour before curtain on performance dates. Call 764-0450 for information.

 

Arts Chorale performs
Nov. 5 at Hill Auditorium

The Arts Chorale, a 90-voice mixed choir of undergraduate and graduate students representing a wide variety of fields, will appear in a free, public concert at 8 p.m. today (Nov. 5) in Hill Auditorium. The program will include music by Handel, Martini and Howells, as well as Israeli and Scottish folk music. The Michigan Arts Chorale Chamber Singers, a smaller ensemble, will perform works by Vaughan-Williams and Henry Purcell. Conductor will be doctoral student Hugh Ferguson Floyd. Eva Young will provide piano accompaniment. Call 764-0583 for information.

 

U-M-Flint extends
advising to off-campus sites

The U-M-Flint is sponsoring off-campus information sessions for prospective students at two times and locations to answer questions about admissions, advising and financial aid. A University representative will be available 1-4:30 p.m. Thurs. (Nov. 7) at the Lapeer Campus, Room B200, 550 Lake Dr., (810) 667-7480; and 8:30 a.m.-noon Wed. (Nov. 6) at the Fenton Southern Lakes Campus, Rm. 1301, 2100 W. Thompson Rd., (810) 750-3727. For more information or an appointment, call the Office of Extension & Continuing Education, (810) 762-3200.

 

Jazz combos will take
the stage at Rackham Nov. 7

Student combos from the University's Program in Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation will perform at 8 p.m. Thurs. (Nov. 7) in Rackham Auditorium. The program has been heralded in Cadence magazine as an example of "what spontaneity brings forth when highly skilled students are left to their own devices." The concert is free and open to the public. Call 764-0583 for information.

 

20-Year Service Awards program to be held next week
University employees with 20 years of service are reminded that a reception and dinner honoring them will be held 5:30-9 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Alumni Center.

 

Twyla Tharp slated for `Master of Arts' series on Michigan Radio
Choreographer and dancer Twyla Tharp of the Twyla Tharp Dance Company will speak in a forum to be aired 8-9 p.m. Mon. (Nov. 11) on Michigan Radio. Beth Genne, professor of dance/art history and Robert Beckley, dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, will lead the forum. The program is the second of five one-hour conversations with various performing artists in the `Master of Arts' series sponsored by the University Musical Society (UMS) and aired on Michigan Radio. Other arts featured in the series include Neeme Jarvi (Feb. 3), conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra; jazz musician Wynton Marsalis (Mar. 3); and Cecilia Bartoli (April 7), who also will perform at Hill Auditorium. The programs may be heard on WUOM, Ann Arbor (91.7 FM); WFUM, Flint (91.1 FM); and WVGR, Grand Rapids (104.1 FM).

 

UAC/MUSKET will present Cabaret at Power Center
MUSKET, the University's student-run musical theater group, will present the Tony Award-winning Broadway classic "Cabaret" in performances at 8 p.m. Nov. 22-23 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 24 in the Power Center for the Performing Arts. The musical sets out to capture Berlin high life in the late 1920s and early 1930s, which foretold the coming to power of the Nazi regime. Because of the sensitive nature of topics addressed in "Cabaret," MUSKET will provide an opportunity for audience members to talk with cast members and a scholar on the Nazi era immediately after each performance. An exhibition of photographs of Berlin, Germany and the Nazi occupation will be displayed in the theater lobby. Tickets, on sale now at the League Ticket Office, are $11 for reserved seating and $7 for students (limit 2 per student ID). Call 764-0450 for information.

 

Faculty, student art exhibit
will be displayed at Media Union

A faculty and student art exhibit titled "In Session" will be displayed Nov. 16-24 at the Media Union Gallery. The exhibit, the first in University history to combine the works of undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty, opens with a reception 7-9 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Gallery. Call 764-0397.

 

Conference will commemorate Nobel Laureate Brodsky The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Hatcher Special Collections Library will sponsor a free, public Commemorative Conference honoring poet Joseph Brodsky Thurs.-Sat. (Nov. 7-9). Brodsky, Nobel Laureate in literature in 1987 and Poet Laureate of the United States in 1991, was Poet in Residence at the University in 1972-1981.

In conjunction with the conference, an exhibition, "Joseph Brodsky, 1940-1996: A Poetic Life," consisting of Brodsky's published works and other materials from the collection of Irwin T. and Shirley Holtzman, opens at the Special Collections Library at 3:30 p.m. Thurs. (Nov. 7). Round table discussion by participating scholars will take place 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. Fri (Nov. 8) in the Library.

On Sat. (Nov. 9) papers on Brodsky's life and work will be read 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-5 p.m. in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg. A poetry reading in Russian and English will be presented 7-9 p.m. in Rackham Assembly Hall.

 

Visual artist's work
exhibited at U-M-Flint

The two- and three-dimensional paintings of Eun Young Koo Lee will be displayed 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Dec. 4 at the U-M-Flint's Fine Art Gallery, first floor, Harding Mott University Center. Lee works with oils and dimensional materials "representing the salvaged materials of the earth." Shamanism, Animism and Buddhism are the basis of the paintings, Lee says. An opening reception will take place 7-9 p.m. Fri. (Nov. 8) at the Gallery. For information, call (810) 762-3431.

 

Hannum's photographs,
drawings will be exhibited

The works of Mike Hannum, lecturer in photography, Residential College, will be exhibited 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 20 at the Institute for the Humanities. "Photographic Composites and Drawings," an exhibition of photographs paired with drawings, features works from Hannum's "Pathfinder" series and also reflects the Institute's theme, "Images and the Imaginary." The photographs are multiple printed silver prints and each is paired with a drawing that represents an attempt to reprise the development process. For information, call 936-3518.

 

Talk on laser material
processing is set for Nov. 8

"Laser Material Processing, an Enabling Technology in Manufacturing Today" is the topic of a presentation by Marshall G. Jones at 3 p.m. Fri. (Nov. 8) in Room 198, Engineering Laboratory Bldg., U-M-Dearborn. Jones, mechanical engineering project leader at the General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center at U-M-Dearborn, will be a King-Chavez-Parks Professor for the day. The free, public presentation is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Engineering. For information, call Elnora Ford at 593-5030.

 

M-CARE members qualify
for coupon book

The M-CARE Active Lifestyle Book, a free coupon book featuring a variety of money saving coupons for health clubs, athletic events and other health-related activities, is available to all current M-CARE members. To order a copy, call Michelle Newton in M-CARE's marketing department, 332-2535 or send e-mail to mnewton@mcare2.med.umich.edu. Please leave your name and complete address including city, state and zip code.

 

Strolling supper will benefit
pediatric cancer program

A Strolling Supper and Jazz event will be held at Chianti restaurant, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 14, to benefit the pediatric cancer program at the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Tickets are $60 ($35 tax-deductible). Chianti is located at 314 S. Main St. in Ann Arbor. For tickets or more information, call 764-7170.

 

Michigan Radio presents
`On A-I-R, Artists-in-Radio'

The warm, lyrical voice of soprano Lauren Wagner, Michigan Radio's artist-in-residence, may take the chill out of November and December evenings as Michigan Radio presents "On A-I-R, Artists-in-Radio." The series of eight one-hour programs featuring the Ann Arbor native in recital and in conversation will be aired at 8 p.m. Mondays throughout this month and next. The next program in the series, on Nov. 18, will feature German lieder. On Nov. 25, the program will feature music based on poems by children imprisoned in a Czechoslovakian concentration camp during the Holocaust.

"Artists-in-Radio" is a national project sponsored by the Concert Artists Guild, a non-profit organization devoted to advancing the careers of emerging classical musicians. Support for the program in Michigan is provided by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Call 764-9210 for the complete schedule or more information.

 

Music will grace Hospital Lobby in November
The University Hospitals' Gifts of Art Program will sponsor a performance at 12:10 each Thursday (except Thanksgiving) in November in the first floor Hospital Lobby. On Thurs. (Nov. 7) talented students from the School of Music's Young Performers series will present a classical recital. Ann Arbor teacher and performer Katherine Mizruchi will present a program of classical piano music on Nov. 14, and the David Stearns Quintet with vocalist Harvey Thompson will play jazz standards on Nov. 21. Also in November, a benefit arts and crafts sale, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Lobby, will feature work by Gifts of Art artists and artisans, including paintings, jewelry, ceramics and more. Call 936-ARTS for more information.

 

Advanced Study Center
offers fellowships

The Advanced Study Center of the International Institute has residency fellowship opportunities available on a competitive basis. The fellowships are open to U-M students, faculty and staff, as well as to pre-doctoral and post-doctoral scholars, community organizers, media professionals and cultural practitioners from outside the University. Pre-doctoral fellows who are in the advanced stages of dissertation writing especially are encouraged to apply. A few long-term and more short-term (one week to one month) fellowships are available. Deadline for receipt of applications, including research proposals, is Jan. 10. Nominations of senior scholars and practitioners will be accepted. Call 764-2268 for information to send e-mail to rebecca@umich.edu. The Center's 1997-1998 seminar topic is "Theories and Practices of Religious Tolerance/Intolerance."

 

Fair Lane Music Guild
announces 27th season

The 1996-97 chamber music concert season of the Fair Lane Music Guild opens on Nov. 10 with a performance by New York's Anacapa String Quartet. The season will feature a wide range of musical performances and include the Guild's first Artist-in-Residence Program. Four other performances will round out the season, including the annual Christmas concert, featuring the Great Lakes Vocal Quartet on Dec. 9; the Ensemble Ouabache, a baroque quartet, on March 2; the second Irish Evening at Castle Fair Lane fund-raiser on March 9; and the season finale, a performance by the Los Angeles-based Festival of Four. Season tickets are $45 per person, $40 for senior citizens. Admission at the door is $12 per person. Call 593-5590 for information.

 

Alcohol Awareness Week features speakers, activities
The University's Alcohol Awareness Week activities take place Mon.-Sat. (Nov. 11-Nov. 16) with numerous entertaining and enlightening activities designed to heighten your awareness of the dangers of alcohol. The week will begin with a self-help panel discussion, 2-2:30 p.m. Mon. in Room 4070 Frieze Bldg. Other events scheduled during the week will include Thursday presentations on alcohol advertising and alcohol and the law ; "Mocktail" parties in the residence halls; a showing of the feature film, Leaving Las Vegas; Friday late-night "Sober Sensation" volleyball and basketball and Saturday "Club Fabulous," a dance party for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered people and their friends. Call 764-1320 for times and locations.