The University Record, November 26, 1996

In Brief...

M-Stores will close
for Thanksgiving holiday

M-Stores General Supplies Division will be closed Nov. 28-Dec. 1 and will re-open at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 2.


Peirce will present lecture on Women and the Middle East
Leslie Peirce, professor of women's studies at Cornell University, will present the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies' annual "Women and the Middle East" lecture at 4 p.m. Dec. 3 in the fourth floor conference room, Rackham Bldg. Peirce will discuss "Heresy, Gender and the Control of Knowledge: Witch-hunting in Ottoman Anatolia?" The free, public lecture is co-sponsored by the Women's Studies Program and the Turkish Studies Colloquium.


Mail Service will close for Thanksgiving holiday
Mail Service will be closed Thurs.-Fri. (Nov. 28-29). Normal mail deliveries and pick-ups will be made Wed. (Nov. 27), but mail brought directly to Mail Service must be there by 1 p.m. for processing before the Thanksgiving holiday. Any permit mailings must be dropped at Mail Service before 9:30 a.m. Wed.

With the holiday season fast approaching, Mail Service reminds everyone that section 515.1 of the Standard Practice Guide prohibits Mail Service from delivering personal packages to University departments. Please have your personal packages sent to your home address.


Ski swap will feature new,
used equipment

The Alpine Ski Team will hold its annual ski swap the first weekend in December at the Sports Coliseum Bldg., 721 S. Fifth Ave. All are invited to buy, sell and trade winter sports equipment. Sellers are requested to bring their sports equipment including (but not limited to) downhill and cross country skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, ice skates, rollerblades and clothing, to the Coliseum 4-10 p.m. Dec. 6. The sale will take place 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 7. Ski swap pick up will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 8. For information, call 669-9139 or send e-mail to


U Productions will offer fresh look at Sherlock Holmes
The greatest and most admired detective in all of fiction will take center stage Dec. 5-8 when the Department of Theatre and Drama presents the mystery melodrama Sherlock Holmes at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. Performances of this surprising view of the famous sleuth, Watson and the sinister Professor Moriarity begin at 8 p.m. Dec. 5-7 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 8. Tickets, $18 and $14 ($7 for students with I.D.), are on sale at the Michigan League Ticket Office 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; and at the Power Center one hour before curtain. Call 764-0450 for ticket information.


Forum will highlight UM Online and digital library program
The FORUM for Administrative Computing will meet 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 12 in the Hussey Room, Michigan League. Ellen Vaughan, Information Technology Division, will discuss UM Online; and Wendy Lougee, Digital Library Initiatives, University Library, will discuss the future directions of the U-M Digital Library Program. FORUM meetings, open to all staff and faculty, are sponsored by the Information Technology Division. For more information, call 763-8957.


Financial Operations will close for half-day Dec. 12
Financial Operations, including Student Financial Operations and both the Central and North Campus Cashier's Offices, will close at 1 p.m. Dec. 12 to participate in the annual Office of the Associate Vice President for Finance holiday party. Financial Operations will reopen at 8 a.m. Dec. 13.


Italian ambassador will
speak Dec. 3

H.E. Gernando Salleo, Italy's ambassador to the United States, will speak at 4 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Welker Room, Michigan Union. His topic for the informal presentation is "The Integration of Europe and Transatlantic Relations." The free, public talk is sponsored by the International Institute. Call 763-9200 for more information.


Sounds of the season abound
in Music School concerts

Whether you fancy jazz or classical music, orchestral or solo performances, percussion or voice, the School of Music has a concert scheduled in December to please you. Highlights of the wide variety of vocal and instrumental performances upcoming include: a performance by the Jazz Ensemble led by new faculty member and pianist Ellen Rowe in a program featuring big band sounds at 8 p.m. Dec. 4 in Rackham Auditorium; a concert by Edward Sarath and the Creative Arts Orchestra including original works and collective improvisations at 8 p.m. Dec. 5 in Rackham Auditorium; and, in honor of minimalist composer Steve Reich's 60th birthday year, a presentation by the Percussion Ensemble at 4 p.m. Dec. 8 in McIntosh Theatre of his 85-minute composition, "Drumming"---the first complete performance of the work in Ann Arbor. For a complete schedule of performances during December, call 764-0583.


Rackham `Evening' examines power, pleasure of the movie
1996 is the 100th anniversary of filmmaking, and "Evenings at the Rackham," sponsored by the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, will mark that anniversary with a lecture on "The Power and the Pleasures of the Movie" at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 in Rackham Auditorium. Speakers will discuss the history and mystique of the moving image, illustrating their presentations with film clips. The program is sponsored by the Program in Film and Video Studies. For additional information, call 647-4566.


Pound House seeks student
childcare volunteers

Pound House Children's Center currently is seeking student volunteers to assist in their childcare program for children ages 2-1/2-5. Students may work for academic credit if enrolled in Sociology 389 or Psychology 305, volunteer, or participate with a work-study grant. Volunteers are asked to be available six hours per week and attend a one-hour training session weekly. Call 998-8440 for more information or to arrange an interview.


Michigan Radio presents
Lauren Wagner "On A-I-R"

Michigan Radio's "On A-I-R" broadcasts continue in December with its special series of one-hour programs featuring soprano Lauren Wagner. Mondays at 8 p.m. Wagner, the first-prize winner of the Concert Artists Guild New York competition, will sing and discuss vocal repertoire. On Dec. 2, the program will feature French and Spanish songs. The Dec. 9 program, with filmmaker Beth Winsten, will explore American songs. Pianist Michele Cooker and the Arianna String Quartet will appear with Wagner on Dec. 16. A program of Christmas music is scheduled Dec. 16, and Wagner will perform her favorite compositions on Dec. 30. The programs will be broadcast on the U-M public radio stations---WUOM (91.7 FM), Ann Arbor; WFUM (91.1 FM), Flint; and WVGR (104.1 FM), Grand Rapids. For more information, call 764-9210.


Fulbright Association will
hold holiday reception

The Southeast Michigan Chapter of the Fulbright Association will hold a holiday reception 4-6 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union. All Fulbright Scholars and their families are invited to attend. Call 747-8363 for more information.


Stuart Ewen will speak
at Rackham Dec. 12

Stuart Ewen, whose 1988 book, All Consuming Images: The Politics of Style in Contemporary America, inspired the Bill Moyers PBS series "Public Mind: Image and Reality," will speak 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 12 in Rackham Amphitheater. His free, public lecture, "Visual Persuasion: A Citizen's Guide," will be presented by the School of Art & Design as the inaugural event in a series of public lectures sponsored by the Michigan project on Persuasive Media: the Yaffee Initiative. Ewen, media critic, historian and director of the Hunter College Media Studies program, recently completed PR! A Social History of Spin, published by Basic Books. For information, call 764-0397.


MIWH issues call for posters
on research in women's health

The Michigan Initiative for Women's Health (MIWH) has announced a Graduate Student Poster Session on Research in Women's Health to be held July 16 in conjunction with the MIWH invitational workshop, "Methods and Measures: Emerging Strategies for Women's Health Research." Graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for individual posters emphasizing methods and measures in women's health. Application deadline is Jan. 31. To obtain an application, call Amy Seetoo at 647-0472, or send e-mail to


CRLT schedules
GSI teaching orientation

The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) will offer a teaching orientation for new graduate student instructors (GSI) 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 6 in Rackham Auditorium. The Winter 1997 GSI Teaching Orientation is open to all graduate students but is designed specifically to help new GSIs prepare for their initial teaching experiences. The orientation consists of a morning session and an afternoon session of two concurrent workshops aimed at developing pedagogical skills. Lunch will be provided for all participants. Departments with GSIs whose first teaching appointments begin in January should contact CRLT with a list of their names and addresses by Thurs. (Nov. 22). CRLT will notify the GSIs of the orientation. For more information, call Diana Kardia at 647-6797 or send e-mail to


Music will brighten
U Hospital Lobby

The Greenhills School Choirs, under the direction of Wendy Bloom, will perform at 12:20 p.m. Dec. 5 in the first floor Lobby, University Hospital. The performance will feature a variety of musical styles and several soloists. The choral concert is one in the Gifts of Art Young Performers series. For more information, call 936-ARTS.


Brass ensemble performs this evening at McIntosh
The School of Music's Large Brass Ensemble will perform the music of Tomasi, Gabrielli and Husa at 8 p.m. this evening (Nov. 26) in the McIntosh Theatre. The group, composed of School of Music students and faculty, will be conducted by Fritz Kaenzig. Call 764-0583 for information.


Media Union announces
Thanksgiving holiday hours

The Media Union will close at 5 p.m. Wed. (Nov. 27) and remain closed on Thurs. (Nov. 28) and Fri. (Nov. 29). The Union will reopen on Sat. (Nov. 30) at 8 a.m., resuming the normal 24-hour schedule.


Simon will speak
to Research Clubs
Carl P. Simon, professor of mathematics and of economics and public policy will discuss "Modeling Adaptive Complex Systems" at 7 p.m. Mon. (Dec. 2) in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg. The free, public lecture is sponsored by the Research Club and the Women's Research Club. Refreshments will be served following the lecture. For information, call 662-8067.


Art videos examine Japanese painting, explore Herculaneum
The Museum of Art will sponsor a free, public showing of From Modelbook to Sketchbook: 18th-century Japanese Painting at 12:10 p.m. Wed. (Nov. 27) in the Media Room at the Museum. Take an archaeological survey of the ancient city of Herculaneum, buried after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D., in a free, public video shown at 12:10 p.m. Dec. 4 and at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Media Room.


Hallelujah! Choral Union
performs Messiah Dec. 7-8

Since 1879, Ann Arbor has celebrated the holiday season with Handel's most joyous oratorio, the Messiah. The University Musical Society's Choral Union, directed by Music Director Thomas Sheets, will sing the holiday classic at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 and at 8 p.m. Dec. 8 in Hill Auditorium. Be on hand for this 118th performance of the Messiah, and join in for a spirited "Hallelujah!" Tickets, available at the UMS Ticket Office, cost $16, $14, $10 and $8. The presentation is sponsored by Wolverine Temporaries Inc., with support from James and Millie Irwin. Call 764-2538 for ticket information.


LS&A Faculty will meet Dec. 2
The faculty of the College of Literature, Science and the Arts will hold their December meeting at 4:10 p.m. Mon. (Dec. 2) in Auditorium B, Angell Hall. The agenda includes remarks by Esrold Nurse, assistant dean for Student Academic Affairs on "Reorganization of the LS&A Student Affairs Office." Refreshments will be served at 4 p.m., just prior to the start of the meeting.


Deadline extended for lecturers' grant competition
The deadline for submitting proposals for the Lecturers' Professional Development Grant competition has been extended from Nov. 15 to Dec. 6. The grant competition, sponsored by the Office of the President and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT), is open to lecturers with continuing appointments on the Ann Arbor campus. Ten grants of up to $2,000 each will be awarded each year for professional development activities including creative endeavors, research, scholarship and teaching. Proposals are due at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, 3300 School of Education Bldg. For information or an application, call 647-4765 or send e-mail to


For the record . . .
The correct URL (WorldWide Web address) for the Athletic Department NCAA certification report is The address reported in the Nov. 19 issue of The University Record,, is for the "Main Gate," only one of the Athletic Department's web sites.