The University Record, November 19, 1996

In Brief...

Requests for holiday services due before Nov. 30
Those requiring limited holiday services are advised to send their requests to Plant Building Services, 1110 East Huron, 1631, prior to Nov. 30 to allow adequate time to include them in scheduling for the holiday period.

As customary during the University's holiday season, Plant Building Services will be closed from 8 p.m. Dec. 23 until 7 a.m. Jan. 2. Limited services will be provided on Dec. 26, 27, 30 and 31 for those buildings remaining open for special functions, or where a large number of staff or students remain to work and study during the holiday season. Emergency service will be available at all times Dec. 23-Jan. 2. Limited services will include restroom maintenance, corridor cleaning and trash removal from centralized locations. Utility trucks and/or trash barrels will be placed in corridors of open buildings to accommodate those who wish to discard trash. There will be an ample supply of trash bags placed in the bottom of trash receptacles to replace the discarded liners.

All requests for emergency service should be channeled through the Department of Public Safety, 763-1131.

Unit closed for the Holidays? Let us know
The Record will publish its annual list of holiday closings in the Dec. 10 issue. Let the rest of the University know when your unit will be closed by sending e-mail to or fax to 764-7084. Holiday closing schedules for the December holiday break will be accepted until 5 p.m. Dec. 2.

No Record on Dec. 3
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Record will not publish on Dec. 3. Calendar and News Brief listings in the Nov. 26 issue will cover the two-week period Nov. 26-Dec. 10. To have information included in the Nov. 26 issue, send it by fax (764-7084) or send e-mail to before 5 p.m. today.

Art video offers glimpse of Pierre Bonnard's paintings
The Museum of Art sponsors the video presentation Pierre Bonnard: In Search of Pure Color at 12:10 p.m. Wed. (Nov. 20) in the Museum's Media Room. The film provides an examination of Bonnard's work through a close look at many of his paintings gathered for a major retrospective exhibition at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. For more information, call 764-0395.

CREES workshop set for Nov. 25
The Center for Russian and East European Studies will sponsor a free, public workshop, "Out of the Heart of Darkness: Restructuring Human Resource and Management Process in Russian Industry," 7:30-9 p.m. Mon. (Nov. 25) in the Commons Room, Lane Hall. Maria Aronson, business consultant for U.S. firms and organizations in Central Europe and the NIS (Newly Independent States), will be the speaker. Aronson also is senior financial expert for the Geonomics Institute. Call 764-0351 for information.

Commission for Women celebrates 25th anniversary
The Commission for Women will host a 25th anniversary celebration 1-4 p.m. Nov. 20. All are invited to attend the free, public conference "Milestones on the way to the Millennium: Welcoming the next generation."

Barbara Newell, the first chair of the commission, will return from Florida to join speakers Robben Fleming, the U-M's 10th president; Provost J. Bernard Machen; Barbara Murphy, assistant chair of the commission and assistant to LS&A Dean Edie N. Goldenberg; and others.

The Commission for Women was created in 1971 under Fleming's administration to address a charge of discrimination against women made by the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare. The group of 12 was charged with looking into U-M policies, procedures and practices that might discriminate against women and to make affirmative and constructive proposals for the improvement of employment and employment conditions for women.

For more information about the commission or the conference, call Elaine Sims, 936-7634.

Go behind the scenes at a network newsmagazine
The Department of Communication Studies will sponsor a free, public workshop conducted by former network newsmagazine producer Chris Larson 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Fri. (Nov. 22) in Room 2035, Frieze Bldg. "Creating Non-Fiction: The Challenge of the Newsmagazine" will examine the history behind newsmagazines and participants will get hands-on training and demonstrations of techniques used by the networks. Bring a VHS tape of your favorite newsmagazine for a critique. For information, call 764-0420.

Illustrated lecture at Kelsey examines Armarnan Queenship
The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) present an illustrated lecture, "Maat Triumphant: Power of the Armarnan Queenship," by Lana Troy, associate professor, Uppsala (Sweden) University, 6-7 p.m. Dec. 4 in Room 180, Tappan Hall. The lecture is the first in a series of lectures on Women and Gender in Antiquity co-sponsored by the Museum and the IRWG. A reception will follow the free, public event.

Professional Development Grant deadline extended
The deadline for Lecturers' Professional Development Grants has been extended to Dec. 6. The annual grants competition has been made available to acknowledge the instructional and scholarly contributions of lecturers and to provide them with access to funds beyond those ordinarily available. All lecturers with continuing appointments on the Ann Arbor campus are eligible to apply. For information, contact George Williams at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, 647-4765, or send e-mail to

Ozawa will give Winkelman Memorial Lecture
Martha N. Ozawa will give the free, public Winkelman Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Founders Room, Alumni Center. Ozawa, the Bettie Bofinger Brown Professor of Social Policy, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, will discuss "The Well-Being of the Elderly in a Changing Society." The lecture is sponsored by the School of Social Work.

CEW program addresses balancing work, life and family
The Work/Life/Family program, "Resources and Resolutions in the Community," noon-2 p.m. today (Nov. 19) in the Hussey Room, Michigan League, will provide information about workable solutions to the difficulties of balancing the responsibilities of work, life and family. Panelists will share information about resources at the U-M and in the community and provide helpful hints and creative strategies. Participants also will have an opportunity to share their own remedies and solutions. The program is designed for both women and men. For more information, call 998-7080.

Mary Good will examine globalization of technology
Under Secretary for Technology Mary L. Good, of the United States Department of Commerce, will discuss "The Globalization of Technology" at 4 p.m. Wed. (Nov. 20) in the Rackham Amphitheatre. The lecture is the first in the 1996 Distinguished Lecture Series on National Research Policy sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research. A panel discussion and reception will follow the lecture.

Lecturers to discuss socialization for drug involvement
Jacquelynn S. Eccles, professor of psychology and of women's studies, and Robert A. Zucker, professor of psychology and of psychiatry, will discuss "Socialization for Troublesome and Non-Troublesome Drug Involvement: Models, Evidence and Implications" 3:30---5 p.m. Wed. (Nov. 20) in the Barret Conference Room, Clinical Faculty Office Bldg. The free, public lecture, sponsored by the Substance Abuse Center, is part of a series of interdisciplinary seminars titled "Formal and Informal Control of Drugs: Using Scientific Evidence to Reduce Social Consequences." For information, call 998-6500 or send e-mail to

Breast cancer support group meets Nov. 20
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. in Room 1H202, University Hospital. No registration is required. For information, call 764-2696.

Lecture examines population displacement in CIS
The Center for Russian and East European Studies will sponsor a brown-bag lecture, "Population Displacement in the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States)," at noon Wed. (Nov. 20) in the Commons Room, Lane Hall. Serguey F. Ivanov, Population Affairs Officer, Department for Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis, United Nations, will be the speaker. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Population-Environment Dynamics Project. Call 764-0351 for more information.

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 Please leave your name and complete address including city, state and zip code.

LIR lecture will focus on bio-remediation
The Learning In Retirement program of the Turner Geriatric Clinic will offer a lecture on "Adventures in Bio-Remediation" at 10 a.m. Nov. 26 in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. Speaker Michael Barcelona, adjunct professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of field observations and research of biotechnology methods to clean up toxic waste sites, will discuss bio-remediation, a process by which toxic soil or water contaminants are broken down. The free talk is open to those ages 55 and older. For information, call 764-2556.

KnitWits will gather mitts Nov. 21
The KnitWits, a group of staff, faculty, students and community members who use their skills to create hand-made items to bring warmth to others, will meet 4-6 p.m. Thurs. (Nov. 21) at the Center for Learning through Community Service Bldg. (formerly Pound House). Hats, mittens, scarves and other winter gear that has been completed by members will be collected at the meeting. The meeting also will serve as a season kickoff for knitting, crocheting and sewing items for the group's national project, held in conjunction with Project SERVE. For information about KnitWits or the group's projects, call 763-5493.

Learn dog sledding, cross country skiing
"Mush" isn't just for breakfast anymore, thanks to the Outdoor Recreation Program's upcoming five-day Upper Peninsula dog sledding trip, scheduled for Jan. 3-7. Outdoor Recreation also will offer five one-day trips to Grayling and a weekend trip to Pellston for cross country skiing. The program offers a full line of rental skis, boots and aluminum snowshoes. Rentals and trips are aimed at the University community, but are open to the public as well. For complete information, call 764-3967 or 647-5679.

Lecture focuses on classical American archaeological models
The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology join the Archaeological Institute of America's Ann Arbor Society in presenting James Snead's illustrated lecture, "Pausanias on the Rio Grand: Classical Models in American Archaeology, 1890-1920," at 5:30 p.m. today (Nov. 19) in the Museum. A reception will follow the free, public lecture.

Islamic scholar will lecture at U-M-Flint
The U-M-Flint Department of Sociology/Anthropology will host Islamic scholar Hassan Hanafi at a free, public lecture on "Islam's Resurgence and the New World Order: A Comparative Analysis of Historical Consciousness," 1 p.m. Tues. (Nov. 19) in the Michigan Room, Harding Mott University Center. Hanafi chairs the Department of Philosophy at Cairo University in Egypt. For information, call (810) 762-3340.

Cellist Bengtsson will give recital Nov. 24
Erling Blondal Bengtsson, professor of music, will commemorate 60 years on the concert stage with a free, public recital at 4 p.m. Sun. (Nov. 24) in the Recital Hall, School of Music. Bengtsson will perform Samuel Barber's Sonata No. 6; "From the Silent World" by Atli Heimir Sveinson; Concert in B flat Major for Cello and Strings by Boccherini; Nils Biggo Bentzon's Improvisations on "The Volga Boatmen," Op. 354; and Gregor Piatigorsky's Variations on a Paganini Theme. Call 763-5097 for information.

HRD will offer Team Facilitator Skill Training
The Office of Human Resources Development (HRD) will offer Team Facilitator Skill Training 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 17-19 at the Campus Inn. The course will address group active listening and observation skills, successful presentation and feedback techniques, better understanding of yourself through use of a personal profile, and identification of preferred communication styles among individuals in a group. There is a fee of $450 for the course. For more information, call 763-3077.

Holiday arts and crafts sale will benefit Gifts of Art program
A one-day holiday arts and crafts sale, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri. (Nov. 22) in the Hospital Lobby, Floor 1, University Hospital, will benefit the University Hospitals' Gifts of Art program, a free patient service of the U-M Hospitals. The sale will feature work by Michigan artists and artisans, including many who have exhibited with Gifts of Art over the years. Items for sale will include paintings, ceramics, woodworking, calligraphy and jewelry. Call 936-ARTS for more information.

Laser presentations will shed light on physics
The Physics Department's Saturday Morning Physics series will conclude with presentations on laser physics, 10:30-11:30 a.m. three consecutive Saturdays (Nov. 23, Dec. 7 & 14) in Room 170, Dennison Bldg. Marc Nantel, research fellow in physics, will demonstrate what lasers are, how they work and how they can be used. The multimedia presentations are free and recommended for general audiences. Coffee will be served. Call 764-4437 for more information.

Graduate Library announces Thanksgiving hours
The Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library has announced the following hours of operation for the Thanksgiving holiday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 27; CLOSED Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving Day); 1-5 p.m. Nov. 29; Regular hours resume Nov. 30.

Application deadline near for Multi-Ethnic Leadership Retreat
Applications for "Transforming Communities," the student Multi-Ethnic Leadership Retreat scheduled for Jan. 24-26 by the offices of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs and Student Activities and Leadership, are due Dec. 10. The free retreat will be held in Brooklyn, Mich. Although housing, transportation and meals will all be provided, attendance will be limited to 35 students. For more information, or to request an application, call the Office of Multi-Ethnic Affairs, 763-9044, or send e-mail to; or call the Office of Student Activities and Leadership, 763-5900, or send e-mail to

Library offers acid-free 'shoe boxes'
Whether it's photos, a collection of baseball cards or shoes, acid-free "shoe boxes" offered for purchase by Library Preservation in concert with Distribution and Supply will provide safe storage. The 50 boxes, traditionally used to archive microfiche, now have uses limited only by your imagination. The boxes are available to University units outside the library system at $3.50 each. Purchase can be arranged by calling 764-9365.

Workshop will address parenting post-divorce
The Family Care Resources Program will sponsor "Positive Parenting Strategies When Coping With Divorce," noon-1 p.m. Thurs. (Nov. 21) in Room 4, Michigan League. The workshop, led by Sharon Gold-Steinberg of the Center for the Child and Family, will address the effects of divorce on children and families. Discussion will focus on constructive and destructive approaches to parenting after divorce. Pre-registration is required. Call 998-6133 for information or to reserve a space.

Silko will give reading at Rackham on Thursday
The Women of Color in the Academy Project will host Native American novelist Leslie Marmon Silko reading from her work at 7:30 p.m. Thurs. (Nov. 21) in Rackham Auditorium. Silko's first novel, Ceremony, was the first contemporary novel by a Native American woman. She has since published two more novels, Storyteller and Almanac of the Dead. The reading is free and open to the public. Call 763-2047 for information.

Roundtable discussion will explore French popular imagery
The Museum of Art will sponsor a roundtable discussion, "Rereading Nineteenth-Century French Popular Imagery," at 3 p.m. Sat. (Nov. 23) in Auditorium B, Angell Hall. Speakers will examine the role of 19th-century French popular imagery in reflecting and shaping the values, aspirations, fears, resentments and concerns of the common citizen. The discussion also will explore ways in which social and political values were promoted by prints from the town of Epinal and how viewers then and later have perceived and reacted to these images. The event is presented in conjunction with the Museum's exhibit "Images d'Epinal," which runs through Jan. 5. Call 764-0395 for more information.

Residence Hall Repertory Theatre presents 'Hit and Run'
The Residence Hall Repertory Theatre, now in its eleventh year, presents "Hit and Run: An Exploration of Sexual, Verbal and Physical Assault" at 9 p.m. Dec. 3 in Mosher Jordan residence hall. The troupe members, all of whom are current student volunteers, create and perform original scripts dealing with contemporary social and personal themes. For information, call 332-8932.

Eldercare workshop will explore discussion
of difficult issues with parents

The Family Care Resources Program will host an Eldercare workshop, "Talking with Your Parents about Difficult Issues," noon-1 p.m. Dec. 4 in Room 4, Michigan League. The workshop will discuss concrete strategies and ways to approach parents about financial, health and housing issues---what adult children need to know. Pre-registration is required. Call 998-6133 to register or for more information.