The University Record, October 1, 1996

In Brief...

Harris will speak on
film growth of diamond

Stephen J. Harris, of the physics and physical chemistry department at the research and development center of the General Motors Corp., will discuss chemical vapor deposition growth of diamond at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 11. The lecture, sponsored by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, will take place in Room 1504, Dow Bldg.


Regents revise meeting schedule for 1997
The Board of Regents at its September meeting approved a revised schedule for its 1997 meetings. The new schedule changes the previously approved dates for the January, March and May meetings. The schedule is as follows: Jan. 23-24, Feb. 20-21, March 13-14 (at U-M-Dearborn), Apr. 17-18, May 8-9, June 19-20, July 17-18, Aug.---no meeting, Sept. 18-19, Oct. 16-17 (at U-M-Flint), Nov. 20-21 and Dec. 18-19.


Breast cancer risk is
topic of lecture

Are you at high risk for developing breast cancer? It is a concern that crosses nearly every woman's mind at some point in her lifetime. The Comprehensive Cancer Center will present "Breast Cancer Genetics: Understanding Your Risk" at 7 p.m. Oct. 16. The free, public event will be held at Temple Israel, located in West Bloomfield at 5725 Walnut Lake Road. For information, call 1-800-865-1125.


Office of International Programs seeks director for
Year in France program

The Office of International Programs (OIP) seeks letters of application, including up-to-date curriculum vitae, from faculty interested in the 1997-98 directorship of the Academic Year in Aix-en-Provence, France. The director will spend 11 months in Aix, from mid-August to mid-July. Requirements for the director include tenured rank, fluency in French and administrative skills. Application deadline is Oct. 31. For information, call 764-4311.


Fire up for Wolverines
at Go Blue Brunch

Billed by its sponsors "the biggest and best tailgate and pep rally in town," the 20th Annual Alumni Association Go Blue Brunch kicks off at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 19 in the Track & Tennis Bldg. In addition to lots of food, the Homecoming weekend event will include a greeting by interim President Homer Neal, presentation of the Spirit of Michigan Award to Bo Schembechler and appearances by the Michigan Marching Band, as well as the Michigan Cheerleaders and the Michigan Alumni Cheerleaders. Tickets cost $15, $7.50 for students. A limited number of football tickets at $32 each will be available for those purchasing brunch tickets. Deadline for ticket purchase is Oct. 11. Call 763-9747 for information.


Three new professional
development courses
offered by HRD

Human Resource Development has announced three new professional development courses scheduled for October and November. Performance Planning will meet 1-5 p.m. Oct. 16. The Benchmarking Workshop---Quest for the Best, a Qualtec Quality Services Seminar, will be held 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 24-25. Registration is required before Oct. 10. Personal Profile System: A Tool for Effective Team Communication will take place 8:30 a.m.-noon, Nov. 7. Call 764-7410 for information.


Sign-up deadline approaches
for IM golf scramble

The entry deadline for the 1996 Two Person Team Scramble Golf Tournament sponsored by the Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program is 4:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Intramural Sports Bldg. An entry fee of $15 per team will be charged. Course fee ($18) is additional. The tournament will be conducted at the U-M Golf Course Oct. 13. Tee times begin at 8 a.m. For information, call 763-3562.



Deadline nears for
IM Team Tennis Tournament

The deadline for the 1996 Team Tennis Tournament, sponsored by the Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program, is 4:30 Oct. 10 at the Intramural Sports Bldg. An entry fee of $25 per team will be charged. The tournament will be conducted at the Palmer Tennis Courts beginning at 10 a.m. Oct. 12-13. Call 763-3562 for information.


Symposium explores ethical
implications of virtual reality

The Office of Policy Development and Education, Information Technology Division, will sponsor a symposium, "Ethical and Psychological Issues in Virtual Reality Technology" Fri.-Sun. (Oct. 4-6) in the Media Union. Members of the U-M community are invited to join a group of scholars and researchers from around the country to ponder these and other questions related to the ethical implications of virtual reality and the impact the technology could have on society. For information and a complete schedule of symposium sessions, call Theresa Hofer at 647-4709 or send e-mail to

In connection with the symposium, free displays and demonstrations of virtual reality hardware and software will be open to the public noon-5 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 4) and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. (Oct. 5) in the Media Union Gallery.


Expect the unexpected at
annual Halloween concerts

The University Symphony and the University Philharmonia Orchestra invite the community to join them for some musical hijinks at the annual Halloween concerts, Oct. 27 in Hill Auditorium. In response to increasing demand, there will be two performances this year, one at 5 p.m. and the other at 8:30 p.m. In past years, the program has featured a broad spectrum of spooky music and an assortment of bizarre costumes and conductorly antics.

All proceeds support the School of Music's undergraduate scholarship fund. Tickets cost $7 for main floor and first balcony and $5 for second balcony. Mail orders will be accepted through Oct. 11. Any remaining tickets will be available for walk-up sales only beginning Oct. 21 at the Michigan League Ticket Office.


U-Move program offers
`Weekender Specials'

U-Move, the U of M Adult Lifestyle Program, is offering drop-in Step Aerobic classes for $2 in their "Weekender Specials" program 10-11 a.m. Saturdays and 3-4 p.m. Sundays at the Central Campus Recreation Bldg. No preregistration is required, and attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. For information, call 764-1342.


Film explores current political
atmosphere in Jerusalem

The Center for middle Eastern and North African Studies will bring documentary filmmaker Marty Rosenbluth to campus 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 for a screening of the award-winning film, "Jerusalem: An Occupation Set in Stone," which he directed. He also will discuss the film, in which interviews with Israelis and Palestinians establish what is currently happening in Jerusalem, three years after the peace accords were signed. A reception for Rosenbluth will follow the free program. Call 764-0350 for information.


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, chaired by U-M-Dearborn Chancellor and Mrs. James C. Renick, 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 Mar. 2; the second Irish Evening at Castle Fair Lane fund-raiser on Mar. 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.


Condominium Association will hold meeting Oct. 2
The University Condominium Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 2) in the 4th floor Assembly Hall, Rackham Bldg. Members of the Association, persons aged 55 years old and older who are or have been faculty or staff members, and alumni are invited to attend the meeting. Drawings of the layouts of houses and apartments will be presented along with a model of the buildings as situated on the building site. Prices also will be discussed. Call 662-0292.


OIP holds annual
Study Abroad Fair

The Office of International Programs (OIP) will hold its annual Study Abroad Fair 4-6 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 3) in the Union Ballroom. Students attending the Fair will be able to find out about spending a year, semester or summer abroad on a U-M study abroad program. Past participants will be on hand to answer questions about their experiences. All U-M programs earn in-residence credit and qualify for financial aid. The University offers programs in Australia, Canada, Chile, China, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam. Call 764-4311 for information.


LS&A faculty meeting is Oct. 7
The October meeting of the LS&A faculty will take place at 4 p.m. Mon. (Oct. 7) in Auditorium B, Angell Hall. Refreshments will be served at 4 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 4:10 p.m. Agenda items include reports of the Executive Committee and the Senate Assembly and a resolution on memorials.


Bentley Library exhibition
featuring works of
James W. Craven opens today

The Bentley Historical Library's fall exhibition, "Artistry and Bookbinding: The Work of James W. Craven," opening today, will run through Dec. 23. Craven, conservator for the Bentley, Clements and Law libraries, as well as for Special Collections at the Hatcher Library, began working for the University 47 years ago as an apprentice binder. The exhibit showcases Craven's skill and artistry with a selection of the many bindings he has created. Library hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sat. Call 764-3482 for information.


Lecture will examine
`Politics of Baptism'

The Wesley Foundation's Henry M. Loud Lecture Series concludes its 99th year with a lecture by Jeanie Wylie-Kellermann on "Wading in the Water: The Politics of Baptism," at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church, 602 E. Huron at State Street. Wylie-Kellermann graduated from the U-M with honors in 1978. The Henry M. Loud Lectures, free and open to the public, are sponsored through a bequest administered by the Wesley Foundation campus ministry at the University and have been held every year but one since 1897. Refreshments follow the lecture and child care will be provided. For information, call 668-6881.


Seminar addresses spatial
information systems

Kass Green, President of Pacific Meridian Resources, an environmental consulting company, will speak on "Monitoring Environmental Change with Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing," 9:10-11:30 a.m. today (Oct. 1) in room 3358, Media Union. The lecture will be followed by a talk 12:10-1 p.m. on "Developing a Hi-Tech Geographic Information System/Remote Sensing Environmental Consulting Company," in the Boulevard Room in the adjacent Pierpont Commons. The seminar, part of the campus-wide seminar series on Applications and Analysis in Spatial information Systems, is supported by the Office of the Vice President for Research, Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the University's schools and colleges. Call 764-3391 for information, or send e-mail to


Audience decides `whodunit'
in music hall comedy

Local audiences will have a chance to cast a ballot to decide the conclusion of Rupert Holmes' comic musical whodunit, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre at 8 p.m. Oct. 17-19 and 2 p.m. Oct. 20. The musical mystery is loosely based on the unfinished Charles Dickens novel of the same name. Because Dickens died before finishing the novel, the intended ending has remained an enigma. Over the past 125 years, the story has received scores of dramatic treatments. Holmes' version departs from the pack, however, in its use of open-ended polling to determine the story's end (there are eight separate possible endings). Tickets, $18 and $14, are available at the Michigan League Ticket Office. For information, call 764-0450.


Theatre department
presents `Pamela'

The Department of Theatre and Drama will open its 1996-97 season with the English-language premiere of Carlo Goldoni's 18th century comedy, "Pamela," Oct. 10-20 at the Trueblood Theatre, Frieze Bldg. Performances are at 8 p.m Oct. 10-12 and Oct. 17-19. Matinee performances begin at 2 p.m. Oct. 13 and Oct. 20. The play is based on Samuel Richardson's 1740 novel of the same name. A preview performance is scheduled for 8 p.m. Oct. 9. Tickets are $14 for general admission, $7 for student seating. Preview performance prices are $7 for general admission and $4 for student seating. Tickets may be purchased in the Michigan League Ticket Office, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and at the Trueblood Box Office one hour before curtain on performance days. For information, call 764-0450.


Academic Job Search
Symposium set for Oct. 4

Career Planning and Placement, the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and sponsoring schools and organizations offer an Academic Job Search Symposium 8:30a.m.-3:30 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 4) at the Michigan Union. The event is an interdisciplinary forum designed to provide graduate students access to information and support for the transition to their professional lives. Registration materials are available through graduate departments and at the Career Planning and Placement offices, 3200 SAB. Call 764-7460 for information.


Satellite symposium will examine relationship between
science and journalism

The University will host a satellite symposium, "Science and Journalism: A Marriage of Opposites," noon-3 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 3) in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union. Top national journalists covering science will serve as panelists for the free, public symposium, which is being presented by the California Institute of Technology. The purpose of the symposium is to bring researchers and journalists together to discuss media coverage of scientific research and how communication between scientists and reporters can be improved. Refreshments will be served. The broadcast will be carried on UMTV channel 12. For information, call 764-7260.


LGBPO offers three
support/discussion groups

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Programs Office has announced meeting times for three support and discussion groups meeting at the Michigan Union. The Women of Color group meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays in room 3110. The women's group meets at 5 p.m. Mondays and the men's group meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, both in the LGBPO Lounge. Call 736-4186 for information.


Michigan League Buffet
announces new hours
of operation

The Michigan League Buffet has ceased serving dinners but continues to offer lunch service. New hours of operation for the facility are 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Mon.-Fri.


U-M-Flint offers
swimming instruction

The U-M-Flint Recreational Center will conduct swimming lessons for boys and girls six years of age and older, and adults beginning Sept. 28. Four eight-week sessions will be held throughout the school year, offering instruction in water exploration, primary skills, stroke readiness, stroke development, stroke refinement, skill proficiency and advanced skills. Sessions meet for one half hour on Saturdays, excluding holidays and holiday weekends. Cost is $25 per eight-week session. To register or for more information, call (810) 762-3441.


Career, cooperative education fair slated for U-M-Flint
U-M-Flint will host a career and cooperative education fair 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Michigan Rooms, Harding Mott University Center. The fair is designed for co-op students, graduates and soon-to-be graduates to talk with representatives of more than 40 companies and organizations about career directions and job openings. The free fair is open to all present students and recent college graduates in the Flint area. Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required. Call (810) 762-3250 for information.


Chamber concert features
early music ensemble

The world-renowned Harp Consort will perform songs, motets and cantatas by 17th-century composer Barbara Strozzi and instrumental sinfonias by Claudio Monteverdi and Francesco Cavalli at 8 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Museum of Art. Harpist Andrew Lawrence-King joins mezzo-soprano Judith Malafronte and theorbo (lute) player Paul O'Dette to evoke the passions and strong sensuality of 17th-century Venetian poetry in this concert. The concert, the first in the Museum's 1996-97 Chamber Concert Series, is co-sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the Academy of Early Music. Season tickets to all five series concerts, available at the Museum Gift Shop, cost $70 ($35 for students with ID). Single ticket prices are $20 and $10 for students. Call 647-0521 for information.


Enjoy free movies
at U-M-Dearborn

The Student Activities Board at U-M-Dearborn will screen five free movies during October in the Recreation and Organizations Center on Evergreen Road, beginning with "Dragonheart" (PG-13), Wed. and Thurs. (Oct. 2 and 3). All movies begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. On Oct. 9-10, moviegoers can take in "Rock" (R), starring Sean Connery, Nicholas Cage and Ed Harris. "Phenomenon," starring John Travolta, is slated for Oct. 16-17. "Pinocchio" will be the featured film for Family Weekend, showing at noon and 3:30 p.m, Oct. 19-20, and the Halloween Special Feature is "Frighteners," showing at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 26-27. The movies are open to the public. For information, call (313)593-5390.


Conference heralds opening of Venice exhibition at
Museum of Art

"Venice Reflected: Making Culture at Home and Abroad" is the subject of a conference at the Museum of Art in conjunction with its "Venice, Traditions Transformed" exhibition. Scholars from the University and other universities will examine the art, architecture, music, theater, political and social history, and literature of Venice. The conference is sponsored by the Program in European Studies, the International Institute and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies.


Brown bag lectures focus on
Russia, East European countries

The Center for Russian and East European Studies will sponsor five Brown Bag Lectures at noon on October Wednesdays in the Commons Room, Lane Hall. Bruce Grant, assistant professor of Anthropology, Swarthmore College, will discuss "Siberias Past and Present" Oct. 2. Olga Vainshtein, senior researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Russian State University for Humanities, will speak on "Russian Cultural Studies: The Anxiety of Power," Oct. 9. On Oct. 16, Paula Pickering, doctoral student in political science, will lecture on "Property Problems and Ethnic Conflict in Post-war Bosnia and Hercegovina," co-sponsored by the Working Group on Southeast European Studies. "The `Hermitage Group' Artistic Association" will be the subject of Vladimir Obatnin's lecture on Oct. 23. Obatnin is an artist and member of the Hermitage Group of St. Petersburg and lecturer at St. Petersburg College of Composition. Michael Burawoy, professor of sociology, University of California at Berkeley, will discuss "Industrial Involution: Russia's Road to Capitalism" on Oct. 30. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology. Brown bag lectures are free and open to the public.


Work has begun on
Michigan Women's Handbook

Work has begun on the Michigan Women's Handbook, a resource and information guide for U-M women. The editors are seeking artists, writers, poets, researchers, fund-raisers, layout designers, photographers and brainy ladies to work on the 1997 edition. Topics include sex and sexualities, health and nutrition, activities and activism, violence against women, community and identity, academic and career planning, discrimination and what to do about it, and more. To lend your expertise, call Ellen Baxt, 669-0041 or e-mail to When published, free copies will be available at the Center for the Education of Women and other locations.


Give yourself a self-test for depression
Free, anonymous self-tests to screen for depression will be held during National Depressions Screening Day, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in Room 4, Michigan League. Two mental health professionals will be available to talk with people about the results of their tests and make referrals if further assistance is necessary.

Depression symptoms include feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, restlessness and irritability, changes in sleep and appetite, loss of energy, and thoughts of death or suicide.

The screenings are sponsored by U-M Counseling and Psychological Services. For information, call Jackie Shakal-Sproat or Jerry Dowis, 764-8312.


For the record . . .
The Investment Funds Update table published in the Sept. 24 Record contained an error. The Lipper Growth Funds average for 10 years was reported as 30.5. It is 11.3.

An article in the Sept. 3 issue requesting contributions of computer equipment to the Volunteer Computer Corps caused concern that the organization may be accepting surplus computers or computer-related equipment from U-M departments. The Standard Practice Guide (507.1) forbids the sale or disposition of University property without the concurrence of the Property Disposition Department. Those with questions should call Hugh Wenk, 764-2470.


Communications Studies Department will screen presidential debates
The campus community is invited to attend the Department of Communication Studies' public screening of the presidential debates 8:45-11 p.m. Oct. 6 and Oct. 16 in Room 1324, East Hall. A brief discussion will follow each debate. For information, call 764-0420.



Matthaei Botanical Gardnes
offers photography course

Join David Bay, photographer with the Department of Biology, 9:30-11 a.m. on three successive Saturdays beginning Sat. (Oct. 5) and delve into the history of photography and the evolution of the camera, the advantages of different types of film, exposure and depth of field, and other useful techniques. The $35 course will include a practical shooting session in the conservatory or outdoors and a viewing of the results of the week's photographing. Bring your camera and up to ten of your best or most troublesome slides or prints to the first session. For information, call 998-7061.


Explore Quaking Quagmires
Floating mats are a highly specialized form of wetland associated with bogs, sedge meadows, fens and sometimes marshes. Anton Reznicek, curator of vascular plants at the Herbarium, will lead a two-day exploration of these little known and poorly understood wetland phenomena, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 5 and 12. Floating mats can harbor unusual plants and present an interesting adaptation to fluctuating water levels. The cost of the class is $55. Participants should wear tennis shoes and leave anything they don't want to get wet in the car. Call 998-7061 for information.


Canoe to Hell (Michigan)
Less than an hour from Ann Arbor are eight lakes, most without public access, which interconnect by way of the Hell Creek Passage. Ellen Elliott Weatherbee will guide participants in canoes (or kayaks) through these hidden waterways from 9 a.m. to mid-afternoon Sun. (Oct. 6). There will be lots of time to examine wild flowers and woody plants as fall color begins in earnest in the Pinckney Recreation Area. An intermediate level of paddling expertise is needed. Cost ($40) includes canoe fee, $30 for those who paddle their own canoes. Call 998-7061 for information.


Get a wild taste of Fall
Ellen Elliott Weatherbee will lead a Matthaei Botanical Gardens class on edible wild plants 6-8 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 13. Under Weatherbee's watchful and knowledgeable eye, class participants will hunt for the fall season's vegetarian bounty in the form of wild rice, greens, tubers, pawpaws, cranberries and mushrooms. Appropriate for all levels of foraging expertise, the class costs $35. Call 998-7061 for information.


CRLT fall workshops under way
Fall workshops offered by the Center for Research of Learning and Teaching are now under way. Topics include: interactive lecturing, developing speaking skills, facilitating discussions, and electronic presentation technology in the classroom. A complete list of workshops may be viewed at For information, call 764-0505 or send e-mail to crlt

VCM's impact on research
will be explored Oct. 3

Associate Provost Robert S. Holbrook will speak on the impact of Value-Centered Management (VCM) 3-5 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 3) in Room 1300, Cehmistry Bldg. His talk is sponsored by Sigma Xi, The Academic Women's Caucus and SACUA. Refreshments will be served.