The University Record, October 22, 1996

In Brief...

Workshops focus on
U-M-Medline and Netscape

The Health Sciences Libraries offer two workshops. The first is noon-1:30 p.m. and the other is 12:30-2 p.m., both on Wed. (Oct. 23). The noon workshop, at 1B 394 Taubman Center, is designed to orient participants to search features of U-M-Medline. The 12:30 p.m. workshop, in G442 Public Health II, is a hands-on explanation of Netscape's basic features, navigation techniques, bookmarks and downloading. Included will be an introduction to using search engines on the WorldWide Web. Call 936-1391 for information or to register, or send e-mail to


Marsh Center forum will
focus on presidential debates

Russell Verney, national coordinator for Ross Perot's Reform Party, will join Detroit News Washington correspondent Richard Willing and presidential debate expert Sidney Kraus, communication professor at Cleveland State University, in a panel discussion on the presidential debate process, 4-6 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 23), Auditorium C, Angell Hall.

The free, public forum, "The Press and the Presidency, Part II: Debate About the Debates," will be moderated by Michael Traugott, professor of communication studies. Former congressman and 1980 presidential candidate John Anderson, who earlier was scheduled to serve on the panel, will not take part.

The forum is sponsored by the Howard R. March Center for the Study of Journalistic Performance at the Department of Communication Studies. For information, call 764-0420.


For the record . . .
To update the article on resources for M-Quality in the Oct. 8 issue of The University Record, the following are phone numbers (and correct titles) for three of the University's libraries: Graduate Reference---764-9373; Film and Video Library---764-5360; Kresge Business Administration Library Reference---764-9464.


Actor's workshop
will present classic comedy

The newly-formed actor's group Workshop for the Creative Arts will present "The Odd Ways We Are: An Evening of Comedic Scenes," at 8 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 25) and Sat. (Oct. 26) in the U-Club, Michigan Union. The classic comedy scenes will range from Neil Simon to William Shakespeare. Admission is $2. For information, call 763-3281.


Berki memorial service is Oct. 25
A memorial service for Sylvester E. Berki, professor emeritus of health management and policy, School of Public Health, will be held at 1 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 25), Room 3001, SPH I, 109 S. Observatory St. Berki, one of a handful of people who created the field of health economics, died July 10. A reception will follow the service. For information, call 936-1307.


Workshop will provide tips
about the dissertation process

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) will hold a workshop on "Survival Skills for the Dissertation Process," noon-5 p.m. Sat. (Oct. 26) in the CEW Conference Room. Intended for beginning and mid-level doctoral students, the $25 workshop will provide step-by-step practical tips and a comprehensive overview of the dissertation process. Space is limited. To register, or for more information, call 998-7080.


School of Social Work Alumni will present awards Oct. 25
The School of Social Work Alumni will present its distinguished alumni and faculty awards 6-8 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 25) in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League. Recipients include Charles Garvin, professor of social work and director of the doctoral program, School of Social Work; alumnae Maeda Galinsky, professor of social work at the University of North Carolina, and Delois Whitaker Caldwell, director of the Family Services Administration for the state's Family Independence Agency. For information, call 763-6339.


`Speakout' focuses on
violence against women

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center will sponsor "Speakout," an annual event intended to "help break the silence on violence against women," 7-10 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Michigan Union Ballroom. The free, public event gives survivors of sexual and dating violence the opportunity to share their experiences through public and anonymous microphones. For information, call 763-5865.


Real Estate Forum will feature mobile tour of Detroit
The 10th Annual Real Estate Forum, sponsored by the Business School and the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, is set to roll Nov. 14-15 in Detroit and Ann Arbor. A mobile workshop on Nov. 14 will take participants on a narrated bus tour of Detroit for a curbside look at projects currently under way and prospects for future development in the Motor City.

The Forum will shift to the Business School on Nov. 15 for a panel discussion of "Emerging Trends in Real Estate," debated by five Michigan developers, followed by lunch and workshops on real estate-related topics. A reception and kickoff to the Michigan-Penn State game will close the forum. Cost of the two-day workshop, including lunch, is $80 for day one and $115 for day two. For registration and additional information, call 747-2791.


Lecture will discuss development of Japanese Butoh dance
A free, public lecture on the development of Japanese Butoh dance in Japan will be given 5-6:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in Lane Hall Commons. Bonnie Stein, artistic director of GOH Productions, will speak on the dance.

For more information, call 764-6307.


Fiber arts exhibit will be
displayed at Pierpont Commons

The Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild will exhibit fiber works at Pierpont Commons Oct. 28-Nov. 26. The exhibit includes basketry, weaving, quilting and one-of-a-kind dolls and will be displayed on the Gallery Wall. Call 764-7544 for information.


South African dance troupe
to perform at U-M-Flint

The U-M-Flint Spotlight Series, Evenings in Cities Around the World, begins its season with Soweto Street Beat at 7:30 p.m. Sun. (Oct. 29) in University Theatre. Soweto Street Beat is the first Black dance company from South Africa. Using African dance and drums, the company will perform modern jazz, Neo-African, modern African, Afro fusion and traditional dance from various cultures on the continent.


Deadline for faculty research awards is Nov. 1
Applications for faculty research and creative project awards, due Nov. 1, are available from the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Multicultural Affairs. Awards assist faculty in establishing and sustaining an active program of research and scholarship contributing to individual intellectual development and to the multicultural goals of the University. For more information, call 763-8123 or send e-mail to Eligibility information and award categories are available on the WorldWide Web at


Director, faculty sought
for program in Florence

The Office of International Programs (OIP) seeks a director for winter term 1998 and faculty for each term of the 1997-98 academic year in Florence, Italy. Interested faculty should call 764-4311 or stop by the OIP, Room G-513, Michigan Union, for information on the program, current course offerings and the calendar. Applicants for director should be fluent in Italian and have some administrative experience. All interested faculty should submit two course proposals and a current curriculum vitae by Oct. 31.


Butterfly expert will open
Matthaei lecture series

Warren Herb Wagner, professor emeritus of botany and of natural resources, will open the Fall Lecture Series at Matthaei Botanical Gardens with lectures at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Gardens. Wagner will speak on butterflies and caterpillars, their feeding habits, life span, and their diminishing population in many urban settings. General admission to the lecture is $5 per person. Admission for Matthaei Friends is $3. Since space is limited, reservations are recommended. Call 998-7061 for reservations or further information.


CEW internships available
The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) is offering administrative internships beginning in January 1997. The short-term internships (12-24 weeks) involve project-oriented work experiences sponsored by a variety of U-M units and various community agencies and businesses. Geared toward women re-entering the job market or changing career direction and who hold at least a bachelor's degree and are not currently in an educational program, the internships pay a stipend of $1,440 for 240 hours of work (20 hours per week). Longer internships pay proportionately more. Descriptions of the internships are available for $1 at CEW, 330 E. Liberty St., and should be read before applying. The deadline for receipt of applications and resumes is Nov. 4. Call 998-7210 for information.


East Ann Arbor Health Center open house is today
The public is invited to attend an open house for the Medical Center's new East Ann Arbor Health Center, 5-8 p.m. today (Oct. 22), 4260 Plymouth Road at Earhart.

The 60,000 square-foot facility contains five clinics: adult medicine and pediatrics, family practice, general pediatrics, internal medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology.


Learn basic landscape design
Learn basic landscape design principles with Kenneth Rapp, landscape architect with the Plant Department, in a two-day, $45 course 6:30-9 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 24) and noon-4 p.m. Sat. (Oct. 26) at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Participants will learn how to inventory existing features of a personal landscape, determine what the landscape should do, develop a workable program and base map, and decide what is needed to get started. Call 998-7061 for information.


ROTC units will hold
Haunted House

The University's three ROTC units invite all to their annual Haunted House, 7-11 p.m. Oct. 25-26. The event will be held in the sub-basement of North Hall, which is across from the Chemistry Bldg. Admission is $3.

Profits from the Haunted House will be donated to the Ann Arbor Ronald McDonald House. Cadets Ryan Ona (Navy), Mark Crow (Air Force) and Scott Pence (Army) organized and planned the event. Call 332-6117 for more information.


Panel discussion will focus on manhood and masculinity
The Institute for Research on Women and Gender is hosting an interdisciplinary panel discussion on "Manhood and Masculinity," noon-2 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 25) in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union. Panelists include U-M professors Elsa Barkley Brown, history and Afroamerican and African studies; Andrea Hunter, psychology and women's studies; Sally Robinson, English and women's studies; and Marion Ross, English and Afroamerican and African Studies. The free, public session will be chaired by Gaylyn Studlar, film and video studies, English and women's studies. For information, call 764-9537.


Panel will examine resources available to working moms
"Resources and Resolutions in the Community" is the subject of a panel discussion noon-2 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Hussey Room, Michigan League. The discussion will provide information on balancing work, life, family and available resources. The free, public event is part of the work/life/family issues series sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women (CEW) and the Family Care Resources Program. Space is limited; seating preference will be given to those who call in advance to reserve a space. To make a reservation or for more information, call 998-7185.


Cancer Center offers
free breast care information

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Comprehensive Cancer Center is offering free information about breast self-examination, mammography and breast cancer Oct. 29-30 at the Towsley Link. A nurse specialist from the Breast Care Center also will be available, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., to answer your questions, or call the Cancer AnswerLine at 1-800-865-1125, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri.


Fornaess to lecture
on chaos theory

In honor of his appointment to the Frederick Gehring Collegiate Professorship in Mathematics, John E. Fornaess will present a lecture titled "Chaos and Complex Numbers," 4:10 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 22) in Rackham Amphitheatre. Fornaess will discuss chaotic systems arising from solving equations with complex numbers. A reception will follow the free, public lecture.


Explore career
opportunities in social work

The School of Social Work will hold a "Social Work Day" program for individuals interested in pursuing a career in social work, 3-5 p.m. Nov. 6 in Rackham Amphitheatre. Faculty, administrators and students will speak about the master of social work and Ph.D. degree programs and career opportunities in the field. Call 764-3309 for information.


Art Museum to hold
Venetian-theme Family Day

Indulge in the joys of Italy with an afternoon of mask-making, printmaking demonstrations, music and workshops 1-5 p.m. Sun. (Oct. 27) at the Museum of Art. Admission to "Viva Venezia! Family Day in Venice" is free. Children and families are welcome. Call 764-0395 for information.


Support group for breast cancer survivors meets this week
The monthly meeting of the Breast Care Center's support group for women breast cancer survivors is 6:30-8 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 23) in Dining Room A, 2nd floor, University Hospital. For more information, call 764-2696.


Michigan Radio seeking
volunteers for fall fund drive

Michigan Radio/WUOM needs volunteers to help with its fall on-air fund drive, Nov. 7-16. Volunteers are needed 6 a.m.-10 p.m. for two-hour shifts to take incoming pledge calls. Call Anna Taylor, 764-9210, for information or to volunteer.


Health Night Out offers advice on combating arthritis
Gaining the upper hand against arthritis is the Health Night Out topic, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. Presenters will be Raymond Yung, geriatrics fellow and lecturer at the Division of Rheumatology; Kiela Samuels, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy; and doctoral students Helaina Barker and Amy Horton. Discussion will include diet, exercise and new drugs to combat arthritis pain. Program and parking are free. For more information, call 763-9000, category 1075.


Paper on Albert Wheeler
will be presented Oct. 25

Gloria D. Thomas, graduate student in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, will present a paper about the late Albert H. Wheeler, who was a professor at the Medical School, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 25) in the Hayden Lounge, West Hall. Titled "Bridging the Gap Between Service and Scholarship: The Legacy of Dr. Albert H. Wheeler," the free, public talk is part of the Graduate Student Brownbag Series sponsored by the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies. For information, call 764-5513.


CP&P offers alternative
class scheduling for faculty

Attending a conference? Serving on jury duty? Career Planning and Placement (CP&P) offers an alternative for your class scheduling through its "Don't Cancel Class" program. CP&P is interested in speaking with your students about career-related topics such as career exploration, internships/summer jobs and advanced education. To best accommodate your needs, advance notice is preferred. For information or to inquire about a CP&P guest speaker, contact Sara Turner, 764-7460, or send e-mail to


Lecture draws parallels
between the novel and the Net

Carol Barash, professor of English, Seton Hall University, compares early 18th-century charges that novel-reading would corrupt youth, promote dangerous sexual acts and spell the end of reading as it was then understood with similarly dire prophecies about Hypermedia and the Internet in a brown-bag lecture at noon Fri. (Oct. 25), 1524 Rackham Bldg. The free, public lecture is sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities.


Prostate cancer support group discusses life after treatment
"Life after Treatment for Prostate Cancer" will be the topic of discussion at the next meeting of the Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7. The group meets in Room 2C108, University Hospital. All prostate cancer survivors and their partners are invited to this presentation. Refreshments and parking validation will be provided. Call 936-5938 for information.


Lecture will examine
media treatment of Israel

David Olesker, director of the Institute for Countering Anti-Israel Propaganda, will present a free, public lecture discussing how public perceptions of Israel are formed, 7:30 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 22) at Hillel. The event is sponsored by the American Movement for Israel. For information, call 769-0500.


Tibetan Song and Dance Ensemble to appear at Power Center
The University Musical Society will present the Tibetan Song and Dance Ensemble, a 60-member company performing traditional Tibetan music, dance and theater, at 8 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 23) at the Power Center. The program will include folk dances, palace music known as Kalu and prayer ceremonies led by Buddhist monks. This performance is part of the group's first United States tour. The concert is presented with support from Herbert Sloan. For information, call 764-2538.


Get your flu shot
at Turner Geriatric

The Turner Geriatric Clinic and Washtenaw County Department of Human Services will administer flu vaccine shots to those ages 9 and older at Turner Geriatric Clinic, 1010 Wall Street, 2-5 p.m. Oct. 31, 1-4 p.m. Nov. 7 and 1-4 p.m. Nov. 14. All people ages 65 or over, people with long-term heart and lung problems, and those with diabetes, anemia, kidney disease or severe asthma should get the influenza vaccine. A $7 donation is welcome but not mandatory. Medicare billing will not be available at the first session but will be available for covered individuals at the next two sessions. The Nov. 7 and Nov. 14 sessions are open to Turner patients and other adults with current Medical Center registration cards. Call 764-2556 for information.


CREES sponsors
Russian history workshop

A Midwest Russian History Workshop will be presented by the Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) 2-5 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 25) and 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Commons Room, Lane Hall. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Department of History. Call Paul Werth at 913-9092 or send e-mail to



Men's Glee Club
presents fall concert

The Men's Glee Club, under the direction of Jerry Blackstone, will present its 137th annual fall concert in two performances, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Nov. 16 at Hill Auditorium. The Glee Club's performance will include classical works, spirituals, folk songs, contemporary works and, of course, Michigan songs. The Friars, an octet of the group, also will perform several popular tunes. Tickets, $10 for main floor seating, $8 for first balcony, and $5 for second balcony (student seating in that area is $3), may be purchased at the Hill Auditorium Box Office beginning Nov. 8. For more information, call 764-8350.


Fair Lane Music Guild
receives Mayor's Award

U-M-Dearborn's Fair Lane Music Guild, which presents chamber music concerts, has received the 1996 Dearborn Community Arts Council Mayor's Award for Outstanding Arts Organization. The award, presented on Oct. 6, recognizes the Guild for its "excellence in bringing quality arts programming to the greater Dearborn area."

Series Director Mark Braden accepted the award on behalf of the "many dedicated volunteers, subscribers, donors and patrons, without whom this series would never have survived, let alone flourished, for 27 seasons."

The Guild's 1996-97 season opens Nov. 10 with the Anacappa String Quartet, a touring group from New York. Call 593-5590 for ticket information.


Academy of Science, Arts and Letters issues call for papers
The Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, an association of 25 Michigan colleges and community colleges, has issued a call for papers to be read at its annual meeting, March 21-22. Abstracts are due Nov. 15. Information is available on the Academy's Web site,, or call 936-2398.


Russian orchestra
will perform at Hill

The University Musical Society will sponsor an appearance at 8 p.m. Oct. 29 by the State Symphony Orchestra of Russia, conducted by Yevgeny Svetlanov, at Hill Auditorium. Tickets for the concert, which features a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 9, are $16, $26, $32 and $42. For information, call 764-2538.