The University Record, October 8, 1996

In Brief...

Deadline for registering
MLK Symposium events nears

The Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives will accept event submissions for the 1997 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium through Oct. 15. The Symposium opens Jan. 19 with a keynote address by Mary Frances Berry, commissioner of the United States Commission on Civil Rights and a U-M graduate. To avoid conflict, Tara Young, coordinator of the symposium, has requested that University units not schedule events at the following times: 8-11 p.m. Jan. 19; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Jan. 20. Forms are available at the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives. Call 936-1055 for information.


Yost reopens Oct. 12
with public skating

Yost Ice Arena will reopen to the public Sat. (Oct. 12), following its $5.5 million renovation, with public skating sessions every day of the week and fall skating/hockey classes beginning as early as Oct. 13. The skating public may use the arena noon-12:50 p.m. Mon.-Fri. ($1.50 for noon skate); 8-9:50 p.m. Thurs.; and 2-3:50 p.m. and 7-8:50 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Admission is $4 for adults, $3.50 for U-M staff, $3 for students/youth/seniors, and $1.50 for skate rental. A Learn-To-Skate program for all ages will be held at 1 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 13-Dec. 6. Parent & Tot Learn-To-Skate is offered at 10 a.m. Fridays beginning Oct. 18. The Adult Skating Class, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, is designed to improve skating skills at a relaxed pace. Adults looking to enhance their hockey skills can join the Adult Hockey Class at 7:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Oct. 15. Call 764-4600 for information.


For the Record . . .
The stipend for the Distinguished Faculty Governance Award received by Theodore J. St. Antoine, the James E. And Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law, is $1,500. The award is sponsored by the Alumni Association.


Lecture addresses research

The Office of the Vice President for Research and the Rackham School of Graduate Studies invite the University community to participate in the second annual Research Responsibility Program (RRP). The second lecture of the program, Data Stewardship, Access, and Authorship," will be presented 4-6 p.m. today (Oct. 8) in the Kuenzel Room of the Michigan Union.

Another presentation of the same topicwill take place 7-9 p.m. Oct. 16 in the 4th floor Rackham West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.

The program is designed to provide an opportunity to learn more about issues relating to the responsible conduct and administration of research. Course credit may be available. For information and registration, call 763-1289 or send e-mail to


Office of International Programs seeks director for Year in France
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.


Cross Country Run scheduled
The entry deadline for the 1996 Cross Country Run sponsored by the Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program is 4:30 Oct. 16 at the Intramural Sports Bldg., for individuals and teams or 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Mitchell Fields on Fuller Road for individuals. Entry fees of $5 per individual and $25 per team will be charged. The race will be held 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Mitchell Fields/Gallup Park. The race course is 3.1 miles. For more information, call 763-3562.


MBG offers photography class
Participants in Matthaei Botanical Gardens' (MBG) Garden Photography class, 6:30-9 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 10) and Oct. 17 and 9 a.m.-noon Sat. (Oct. 12), will tour the gardens and greenhouse while learning to capture their own gardens on film. Instructor Steven Nikkila will cover framing the shot, using light and shadow to advantage, and correcting for less-than-perfect light of subject matter and seasonal differences. Participants will shoot film on Saturday and develop it for review and critique during the last class session. Bring camera and slide film to all sessions. The cost of the class is $55. Call 998-7061 for information.


Mammography is
Health Night Out topic

"Mammography: What older women need to know about screening for breast cancer" is the Health Night Out Topic 7:30-9:30 p.m. this evening (Oct. 8) in the Auditorium, Kellogg Eye Center. Presenters will include Neal W. Persky, medical director of the Turner Geriatric Clinic, and Mark A. Helvie, associate professor of radiology and director, Division of Breast Imaging. The program and parking are free. For more information, call 763-9000, category 1075.


Library's book repair unit's
open house is Wednesday, Oct. 9

A library book is beginning to grow green mold from being dropped in a puddle. A 16th-century medical treatise is disfigured with dust and torn pages. The cellophane tape used to piece together an early 20th-century map is now dark and stiff. These and other casualties discovered in the University Library's collections end up on the work tables of the Library's Conservation Laboratory where staff perform first aid repairs. For a glimpse behind the scenes, attend the Third Annual Conservation and Book Repair Open House, 3-8 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 9) at the Conservation Lab, 3202 Buhr Bldg. The Open House will feature displays of work, equipment and supplies. Conservators and bookbinders will demonstrate their work throughout the afternoon and evening. The event is co-sponsored by the Preservation Division and the Friends of the University Library.


Council seeks community input regarding genetic technologies
The Council on Genetics and Society of the School of Public Health is seeking Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area citizens for a series of community dialogues in Ann Arbor on the use of genetic technologies in reproductive decision-making. The meetings, 7-9 p.m. Mondays beginning Oct. 14 and ending Nov. 18, are part of a project funded by the National Institutes of Health. The project goal is to write recommendations for public policy and professional standards based on the values and concerns of Michigan citizens. Issues include privacy, access to genetic information, dealing with discrimination based on such information, personal autonomy and social responsibility. The project has no specific agenda and is politically non-partisan. Call 936-1226 by Oct. 4 for more 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. Wed. (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.


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. Wed. (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.


Eldercare workshop explores emotional issues of caregiving
Karen Schoem, social worker at Turner Geriatric Clinic, will discuss "Emotional Issues of Caregiving" noon-1 p.m. today (Oct. 8) in Room # 6, Michigan League. The free, public eldercare workshop, one in the Family Care Resources Program's Brownbag Workshop series, is designed to help participants learn how to avoid burnout when caring for an elderly person. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Call 998-6133 for more information or to reserve a space.


Michigan Radio hosts
candidate call-in

Candidates seeking positions on the Board of Regents will participate in a live broadcast 8 p.m. Mon. (Oct.14) on the University's public radio stations, WUOM (91.7 FM, Ann Arbor), WFUM (91.1 FM, Flint) and WVGR (104.1 FM, Grand Rapids). Moderator and host for the call-in show will be Michigan Radio News Director Bob Whitman. During the hour-long program, Democrats Olivia Maynard and S. Martin Taylor and Republicans Deane Baker and Michael Bishop will discuss their views. The candidates also will respond to questions posed by listeners. Libertarian and Socialist Workers Party candidates also have been invited to participate.


Benefit reimbursement account claims due Oct. 16 and 21
To guarantee reimbursement in their October paychecks, Benefit Reimbursement Account participants should submit claims to the Benefits Office (Central Campus), Wolverine Towers G-405, by Oct. 16 for biweekly pay periods or Oct. 21 for monthly pay periods.


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. Sun. (Oct. 13) in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church, 602 E. Huron at State Street. Wylie-Keller mann 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.


Lecture focuses on challenges of parenting teens
Merton Shill, psychologist and faculty member, Wayne State University School of Medicine, will discuss adolescent development and the special challenges of raising a teenager noon-1 p.m. Oct. 18 in Room #4, Michigan League. "Parenting Teenagers: Joys and Frustrations" is one in a fall series of brown-bag workshops sponsored by the Family Care Resources Program. Call 998-6133 for information or to reserve a space.


Explore floodplain forests
Sylvia Taylor, retired Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist, will lead a two-day class on the ecology and natural history of floodplain forests in southeastern Michigan 7:30-9 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 10) and 2-5 p.m. Sun. (Oct. 13). The class, sponsored by Matthaei Botanical Gardens, will also examine the fragile balance of nature with political and economic considerations. A field trip will take students to examine plants in a classic old-growth forest, one of the finest natural areas remaining in the state. Fall color should be at its height for this class. The cost is $35. For more information, call 998-7061.


MIRT student presentations
are Oct. 11

Members of the University community are invited to attend the 1996 Minority International Research Training Program (MIRT) Student Presentations program 4-8:30 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 11) at the Center for Human Growth and Development. The program is funded by the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health. Poster presentations will be 4-5 p.m., dinner 5-5:30 p.m., oral presentations 5:30-6:30 p.m., break/informal discussions, 6:30-7 p.m. and panel discussions 7-8:30 p.m. For information, call Kate Restrick, 764-2443, or send e-mail to


`Feast for the Eyes'
will benefit genetic eye research

The W.K. Kellogg Eye Center and Mexican Town Restaurant are hosting the third annual "Feast for the Eyes" to support genetic eye research at the Center. From Oct. 15-Oct. 20, the Detroit restaurant will donate all meal proceeds to the Eye Center to benefit research on juvenile retinochisis, a genetic form of macular degeneration which affects central vision. Currently there are no treatments available for the disease. Mexican Town Restaurant is located at 3457 Bagley St., two blocks west of the Ambassador Bridge. Call 763-8189 for information.


New mail rates and standards take effect
University Mail Service reminds everyone that phase two of the United States Postal Service classification reform went into effect Oct. 6, effectively raising bulk mailing rates approximately two cents per piece and tightening sorting restrictions. The new rates and additional standards affect Nonprofit (bulk) Standard Mail. Mail Service now has a mail sort service available for a fee. Call Mail Service, 764-9227, for clarification of the new standards or information about the mail sort service.


Tour the new Media Union
The Art League of the Museum of Art sponsors its Second Saturday Morning tour of the new University of Michigan Media Union at 11 a.m. Sat. (Oct. 12). For information call 764-0395.


African textiles on exhibit
at Slosser Gallery

A collection of 26 traditional and contemporary African textiles from the private collection of Warren M. Robbins is on display through Oct. 27 at the Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, Art & Architecture Bldg. The free, public exhibition, sponsored by the School of Art & Design, is being held in conjunction with the recent dedication of the Warren M. Robbins Center for Graduate Studies at the School. Robbins, a U-M alumnus, was awarded a University Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award for having founded the Museum of African Art, which is now a bureau of the Smithsonian Institution. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon.-Sat. Call 763-4417 or 936-2082 for information


DeVries-Van der Kooy
Memorial Lecture set for Oct. 9

Richard Lauwaars will discuss "The Netherlands Council of State and the Private Citizen's Interest: Ways and Means to Protect Individuals Against Undue Interference by the State" in the first DeVries-Van der Kooy Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 9), in the fourth floor Assembly Hall, Rackham Bldg. Lauwaars is a member of the Dutch Supreme Court. Refreshments will be served. The free, public lecture is sponsored by Dutch Studies, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. Call 764-5370 or 994-9276 for information.


Breast cancer support group forming
The Breast Care Center of the Comprehensive Cancer Center offers a support/education group for women who have had a recent diagnosis of breast cancer. Beginning 3-4:30 p.m. today, the Tuesday sessions will be held for eight consecutive weeks at University Hospital. Participants will learn to maximize their own strength in order to cope with diagnosis and treatment. There is no fee, but a commitment to attend every meeting is required. For more information, or to register, call Carmen Marquez at 764-2696.


Brown bag lectures focus on
Russia, East European countries

The Center for Russian and East European Studies will sponsor free, public Brown Bag Lectures at noon on October Wednesdays in the Commons Room, Lane Hall. 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," Wed. (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." The `Hermitage Group' Artistic Association" will be the subject of Vladimir Obatnin's lecture on Oct. 23.


Faculty Women's Club reception celebrates 75th anniversary
The Faculty Women's Club marks its 75th anniversary with its Annual Fall Reception, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Michigan League Ballroom. Forty-two interest sections will be represented, including Quilting, Couples Bridge, Garden, Theater, Spanish Conversation, Campus Explorers, Finance and Swimming. The Faculty Women's Club was founded on Oct. 26, 1921, by Nina Burton, wife of President Marion Leroy Burton. New and continuing members are welcome. For information, call Jane Warner, 995-9175 or Helen Birdsall, 434-0769.


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. Wed. (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.


America's culinary history
on display at Clements Library

"American Cookery: The Bicentennial 1796-1996," on display at the Clements Library, offers an opportunity to examine America's culinary heritage as portrayed in some 200 cookbooks, one published in America in each of the years since the first American cookbook was issued in 1976. The exhibition can be viewed noon-4:45 p.m. Mon.-Fri. through Nov. 1.