The University Record, October 29, 1996

In Brief...

Workshop examines a woman's perspective of graduate school
The Center for the Education of Women and the Rackham School of Graduate Studies will present "Securing Your Future: Graduate School from a Woman's Perspective," 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 9 in the 4th floor Assembly Hall, Rackham Bldg. The workshop, for women thinking about their futures, will focus on choosing, entering and succeeding in a graduate program. Brief discussion about professional school and entrance exams will also be presented. Also sponsoring the workshop are the U-M-Dearborn Women's Program and the U-M-Flint Women's Center. Call 998-7080 for information.


Student Activities Board brings films to U-M-Dearborn campus
Four movies will round out the fall film series sponsored by U-M-Dearborn's Student Activities Board. The free, public movies are shown at 7:30 p.m. in the Recreation and Organizations Center on the Dearborn campus. Michael Keaton stars in Multiplicity (PG-13) Nov. 6-7. On Nov. 13-14, extraterrestrials wreak havoc in Independence Day (PG). Denzel Washington displays Courage Under Fire (PG) Nov. 20-21, and The Brady Bunch is back Dec. 4-5 in The Brady Bunch Movie and A Very Brady Sequel, both rated PG. Call (313) 593-5390 for information.


November, December
bring early pay days

The November monthly payroll will be distributed on Wednesday, Nov. 27, because of the Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 28-29. Because of the winter break, the December monthly payroll will be distributed on Monday, Dec. 23. There will be no changes in the biweekly Friday payrolls during these months.


LS&A faculty meet Nov. 4
The monthly meeting of the LS&A faculty will be held at 4:10 p.m. Mon. (Nov. 4) in Auditorium B, Angell Hall. The agenda includes remarks by Esrold Nurse, assistant dean for student academic affairs, on the reorganization of the Student Affairs Office. Refreshments will be served at 4 p.m.


Hayward Keniston Lecture
slated for Oct. 31

Michel Serres of the French Academy will deliver the 20th annual Hayward Keniston Lecture at 5 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 31) in Rackham Amphitheatre. Serres will speak on "Science and the Humanities: The Case of Turner." A reception will follow the lecture. The event is sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages.


Eldercare Workshop explores community resources
Ruth Campbell, senior social worker with the Turner Geriatric Clinic, will discuss "Where to Turn (Community Resources for Those Caring for Aging Relatives)" noon---1 p.m. Nov. 5 in Room 6, Michigan League. One of a series of free, public Eldercare Workshops, the brown-bag lecture is sponsored by the Family Care Resources Program. Call 998-6133 for information.


Prairie Home Companion
to be broadcast live from Hill

The women will be strong, the men good-looking and all the children above average when Michigan Radio presents A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor live on stage at Hill Auditorium at 5:40 p.m. Dec. 21. Humorist Keillor, who has been described as a "modern-day Mark Twain," has been broadcasting his special brand of homespun humor and warmth and bringing his listeners a varied array of guest artists since 1974. The show is carried by more than 360 radio stations nationwide. Tickets to the broadcast will be available only to Michigan Radio members---contributors to the public radio stations of the University of Michigan---and go on sale at the Michigan Radio Members Only Telephone Box Office, 764-3434, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 19-21.


Norten will speak
on architecture Nov. 4

Mexican architect Enrique Norten will give a lecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning Lecture Series at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in Rackham Amphitheatre. Norton, whose work has been described as "an important bridge between U.S. practice and that of Latin America," founded Arquitecture Magazine, a highly regarded journal of Mexican architecture. Call 936-0951 for more information.


Lecture will examine importance of friendship to older women
The Research Club and the Women's Research Club will sponsor a lecture by Marianne S. Glazek, professor emerita of gerontology, Madonna University, at 7 p.m. Mon. (Nov. 4) in the Eldersveld Room, 5638 Haven Hall. Glazek will discuss "Older Women and the Importance of Friendship" in the free, public lecture.


Learn about graduate schools and programs at information fair
Career Planning & Placement will host the Graduate School Information Fair, noon-4 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Michigan Union. Representatives from more than 80 graduate schools and programs will provide information on graduate school and financial aid options. Call 764-7460 for information.


Departments can accept Mcard
University departments interested in accepting Mcard as a method of payment should contact Financial Operations, Systems and Bank Cards at 763-7792 or send an e-mail message to Information about the Mcard and a list of current participating merchants may be found at


Biostatistics open house planned
The Department of Biostatistics will host a student open house to provide information to interested individuals about graduate study in biostatistics, 1-4:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in Room M3024, School of Public Health Building I. Call Michael Kelly, 764-5451, or send e-mail to for more information.


Classicist from King's College will lecture at Rackham
The Institute for the Humanities will present Simon Goldhill, a classicist from King's College, Cambridge, currently in residence as the Norman Freehling Visiting Professor at the Institute, in a noon brown-bag lecture, Nov. 12 in Room 1524, Rackham Bldg. Goldhill will discuss "Body/Politics: What is a History of Reading?" Call 936-3518 for information.


Residence Hall Repertory
Theatre performs play
about assault

"Hit and Run: An Exploration of Sexual, Verbal and Physical Assault" will be performed by the Residence Hall Repertory Theatre at 9 p.m. Nov. 5 in Alice Lloyd Hall. The troupe, composed of student volunteers who create and perform original scripts dealing with contemporary social and personal themes, is now in its 11th year. The performance is sponsored by Hillel and the Housing Division. For information, call 332-8932.


Author to speak on advantages
of balancing multiple roles

Faye Crosby, professor of psychology at Smith College, will discuss "Juggling: The Unexpected Advantages of Balancing Career and Home for Women and their Families," in a free brown-bag lecture noon-1 p.m. Fri. (Nov. 1) in Room 4, Michigan League.

Crosby authored the best-selling book Juggling, which garnered national attention because of its contention that balancing multiple roles was actually beneficial to women. The lecture is sponsored by the Family Care Resources Program and the Center for Education of Women. Call 998-6133 to reserve a space or get more information.


Chamber Players will perform centennial tribute to Brahms
The Michigan Chamber Players of the School of Music present an all-Brahms evening in centennial tribute to the composer, 8 p.m. Fri. (Nov. 1) in the Museum of Art Apse. The program includes a song sequence performed by soprano Martha Sheil and pianist Martin Katz, the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E-flat and the Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor. Admission is by free ticket only, available in the Museum Gift Shop. Season ticketholders get first pick of tickets. Call 764-0395 for information.


A cappella ensembles
present fall concert

The Harmonettes and Gentlemen, two independent University-sponsored a cappella ensembles will join forces for their second annual fall concert, "Rock the Note," at 8 p.m. Sat. (Nov. 2) in Rackham Lecture Hall. The Harmonettes are the U-M's only all-female a cappella ensemble. The Gentlemen are a new addition to the U-M a cappella scene. Tickets, $5, are available at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and at the door.


Opera workshop
spotlights Jackie O

Enter the elegant and mysterious world of America's most fascinating woman in a free production of Michael Dougherty's work-in-progress, "Jackie O," at 8 p.m. Sat. (Nov. 2) in the Apse, Museum of Art. The work will be performed by members of the School of Music Opera Workshop under the direction of Joshua Major. For information, call 764-0395.


Alzheimer's Support Group meets this week
The Alzheimer's Support Group sponsored by the Family Care Resources Program will meet noon-1:30 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 30) on the second floor, Suite 7, 715 N. University (above Mrs. Peabody's Cookies).


Learn to landscape naturally
Robert Grese, associate professor of natural resources, will lead a two-evening class in Natural Landscaping 7-9 p.m., Nov. 13 and 20 at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Practical, how-to methods for using natural plantings in appropriate habitats will be discussed, using local ecosystems as models. The fee for the class is $35. Call 998-7061 to register or for more information.


Menopause will be topic of
Abigail Stewart's lecture

Abigail J. Stewart, director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, will discuss menopause in her lecture, "Middle-aged Women: Mid-course Corrections, Personality and Well-being," noon-1 p.m., Tues. (Oct. 29) in the Ford Auditorium, level two, University Hospital. The lecture is presented by the Women's Health Program at the Health Systems. Call 936-8886 for more information.


Kamenetz will speak at Hillel
Poet and author Rodger Kamenetz, professor of English and director of Jewish Studies at Louisiana State University, will discuss his book, The Jew in the Lotus, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Hillel. The talk will probe the mystical connection between Judaism and Buddhism, as revealed through a 1991 dialogue between religious Jews and Tibet's Dalai Lama. Tickets, $5 ($4 for students), are available at Hillel. Call 769-0500 for information.


Tech Day offers prospective students information on engineering
High school juniors and seniors and transfer students interested in an engineering career are invited to attend Tech Day 1996 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9 at the College of Engineering, North Campus. The day's activities will include tours of engineering departments, information sessions on admissions and financial aid, and opportunities to meet and talk with U-M engineering students, faculty and alumni. Advance registration is required for the free event. Registration forms should be available at all Michigan high school counseling offices, or call the Engineering Council office, 764-8511.


Films, concert highlight
U-M-Dearborn cultural series

The Cultural Events Series at U-M-Dearborn will bring three films and a concert to the campus this fall, beginning with a showing of Bronstein's Children at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, a film detailing the challenges faced by the son of a Holocaust survivor growing up in 1973 in East Germany.

Other films in the series, which focuses on issues of ethnicity and race in Austria during the rise of Nazism in the 1930s, are To Live Now---Jews in Berlin, a documentary exploring religious values among members of a Jewish family (Nov. 15) and Farewell, Sidonia (Dec. 6). Farewell, Sidonia is the story of a foundling and the destruction of her life when the Nazis come to power in Germany. All films in the series, shown in Room 138, Science Bldg., are free and open to the public.

On Nov. 14, pianist Penelope Crawford will interpret music of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries at 8 p.m. at the Henry Ford Estate. Crawford has performed at the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress and on National Public Radio. The concert will be introduced by John Constant, associate professor of music history at U-M-Dearborn. Tickets are $3 for the general public, $2 for seniors. Faculty, staff and students are admitted free.