The University Record, September 10, 1996

In Brief... 

Leonardo's features weekday evening events
Leonardo's, in the Pierpont Commons, schedules a number of free entertainment events on weekday evenings. They include Randy Napoleon and Friends on Mondays, Folk dancing on the second and fourth Tuesdays and the first and third Wednesdays, Open Mic Night the last Wednesday of the month, Jazz Ensembles on Thursdays, Winner of Open Mic Night the first Friday, American Music from the European Tradition the second Friday and the Music Heritage Series: Africa, Asia and Beyond the fourth Friday of the month. For information, call 764-7544.


Go Blue Brunch set for Oct. 19
Wolverine football fans are invited to attend the 20th Annual Go Blue Brunch---"the biggest and best tailgate and pep rally in town"---at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Track and Tennis Building. The program, sponsored by the Alumni Association, will feature greetings from Interim President Homer A. Neal and the presentation of the Spirit of Michigan Award to Bo Schembechler. Tickets are $15 per person, $7.50 for students with valid ID. For information, call 763-9747.


Kids can go on a dinosaur dig
The Exhibit Museum of Natural History will present "Explorations! Workshops for Children" this year. Children can become a paleontologist for a day during Dinosaur Dig 10 a.m.---noon or 2-4 p.m. Oct. 12. Registration is limited to 20 children ages 8-10 for each class, and the sign-up deadline is Sept. 27. The fee is $15 ($12 for members). Cancellations made before the registration deadline will receive a refund less a $5 fee. No refunds made for cancellations after the deadline.

For information, call 764-0478 or access


Family Housing presents language classes
English classes for the families of international students, faculty and staff are offered by the Family Housing Language Program. Registration is under way for children's, teen's and adult classes for fall term. The program also seeks native speakers of English as volunteer conversation or classroom partners. For information, call the Family Housing Community Services Office, 763-1440.


French classes offered
Fun with French (for children) and Beginning French (for adults) are being offered by the Family Housing Language Program this fall. They are recreational, non-credit courses and are open to students, staff, faculty and their family members. For information, call 763-1440.


Find out everything you want to know about pruning
Join Irene McDonnell Cahill, forestry supervisor for the city of Lansing, Wed. (Sept. 11) or Sept. 18 for a pruning workshop at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Each session also includes a Saturday class. The fee is $30. Cahill will offer a basic understanding of the proper techniques for pruning deciduous shrubs and small ornamental and native trees. Emphasis is on naturalistic shaping and thinning, as well as size reduction and rejuvenation where necessary. For information, contact the Gardens at 998-7061.


Rare trees, shrubs are topic of MBG class
A class on Rare Trees and Shrubs at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens (MBG) will be offered two Thursdays and two Saturdays beginning Sept. 19. The class will be taught by Warren H. Wagner, professor emeritus of botany and former MBG director. Participants will become familiar with rare species and shrubs and see them growing in the field, with lectures covering many aspects of the woody plants. The fee is $65. For information, contact the Gardens at 998-7061.


Springsteen to appear at Hill
Singer Bruce Springsteen will appear in concert at Hill Auditorium 8 p.m. Sept. 26. The stop here is part of his solo acoustic theater tour that will take him to 33 cities in 24 states. Esquire magazine says that Springsteen "dares to be heroic and write about what really matters to him, and by extension, what really touches other people," and describes him as "the last rock singer who is likely to make music that feels significant." The concert is sponsored by the Office of Major Events. Tickets will be available at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and all TicketMaster outlets. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS.



Beware of `Toner Phoners' offering bargains
Purchasing Services reminds staff to beware of unsolicited calls from salespersons claiming vast discounts for copier, laser printer and facsimile toner paper, and supplies. Typically these sales reps will call to "warn" of an impending large price increase and urge you to buy at the lower price. Often the prices charged are 100-300 percent above what is charged by local vendors or by University Stores. If you have any questions as to the legitimacy of a vendor, please call Customer Service at 764-9200.


IM 3-on-3 Basketball begins
The Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program will take entries for 1996 3-on-3 Basketball 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the IMSB on 606 E. Hoover. An entry fee of $35 per team will be charged. A mandatory managers' meeting will be conducted at 6 p.m. Sept. 18 in Cliff Keen Arena. Beginning Sept. 19, games will be played 5:30-10:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. at the IMSB. For more information, call 763-3562.


IM Soccer program announced
The Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program will accept entries for 1996 Soccer 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. today ept. 10) at the IMSB, 606 E. Hoover. An entry fee of $65 per team will be charged. A mandatory managers' meeting will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wed. (Sept. 11) in the Cliff Keen Arena. Games will be played from 5:30-10:30 p.m. weekdays, beginning Thurs. (Sept. 12), at the Mitchell Fields on Fuller Road. For additional information, call 763-3562.


Newborn care class offered at U-M Brighton Center
The U-M Brighton Health Center will sponsor a free class on newborn care 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 23 at the center's facility at 8685 W. Grand River. Certified pediatric nurse practitioner Mary Ann Komarynski will answer questions and help participants understand what infant behavior is normal and when parents should contact a nurse or doctor. To register, or for more information, call (810) 227-9510. Those who are unable to attend this class can arrange, through the health center, for free interviews with Komarynski or with board-certified pediatricians.


Vendor Diversity Trade Fair slated
Purchasing Services will sponsor the second annual Vendor Diversity Trade Fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 17 on the 2nd floor of the Michigan League. The purpose of the fair is to help departments identify specific minority-owned businesses they can use for their procurement needs. More than 100 vendors are expected to take part in the fair. For more information, call 763-9890.


Animania features free films
The Japanese Animation Film Society presents "Animania," 5-11 p.m. Sat. (Sept. 14) in the Modern Languages Bldg. Auditorium. All films are subtitled in English. For more information, send e-mail to


Lecture focuses on human rights safeguards
The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies presents "Safeguarding Human Rights During a Protracted Peace Process," by Manachem Hofnung, assistant professor of political science at Hebrew University, 4 p.m. today (Sept. 10) in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg. The lecture, one in the Center's Middle East Distinguished Lecture Series, is co-sponsored by the departments of Political Science and Near Eastern Studies.


Middle east expert will lecture
The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies sponsors "Silk and Silver: The Armenian Khojas and the Silk Exports from Safavid Iran," by Ina McCabe, visiting faculty member in European history and French cultural history, Bennington College. The lecture, co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program and the Department of History, takes place at 4 p.m. Sept. 17 in the East Conference Room, Rackham Bldg. and is presented as part of the Center's Middle East Distinguished Lecture Series.


Turkish Studies colloquium set for Sept. 19
The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies presents "Teaching Ottoman History on the World Wide Web" by Alan Fisher, professor of history at Michigan State University, at 4 p.m. Sept. 19 in the School of Education Bldg. The colloquium is co-sponsored by the International Institute.


Middle East Center open house set
Faculty, staff, students and friends of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African studies are invited to the Center's annual Fall Open House 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Center, 144 Lane Hall. Middle Eastern treats will be served. For more information, call 764-0350.


`You Can Quit!'
The University Health Service will sponsor "You Can Quit!," a one hour motivational program designed to assist smokers in developing a plan for quitting when they are ready, noon-1 p.m. Sept. 18. There is no charge for the program, but pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, call 763-1320.


Leonardo's hosts stringband
The Raisin Pickers, first place winners of the 1995 Appalachian String Band Festival, will kick off the "American Music From The European Tradition" series at Leonardo's, 8 p.m. Sept. 20. Open Mic Night returns at 8 p.m. Sept. 25. Performance time is limited, so performers are advised to arrive at 7:45 to ensure a time slot.


Teams sought to participate in M-Quality Expo
M-Quality Expo, sponsored by Building Services and Plant Operations, is coming to campus again Oct. 17 and 18. Organizers have invited teams campuswide to highlight their work progress through posters and displays in the expo at the Student Union. This year's theme is "Quality in Daily Activities," with an emphasis on individual team member contributions. For more information or to register, call 647-0637 or send e-mail to <>


Information session on parking program for U-M vehicles set
Parking Services' Service Access Team will conduct an information session about the new Dock, Loading Zone, U-M Service Vehicle and U-M Business Vehicle parking program 8-11 a.m. Fri. (Sept. 13) in the 2nd floor conference room at the Kipke Conference Center. For more information, call 674-7529.


KKK topic of Supper Forum
Thom Saffold will discuss "The History of the KKK: An American Legacy" at the Guild House Second Wednesday Supper Forum, at 5:15 p.m. Wed. (Sept. 11). There is a suggested donation of $5 for the rice and beans supper. Guild House is located at 802 Monroe, across from the U-M Law Library. For more information, call 662-5189.


Western militaristic and white supremacy movements subject of talk
The Michigan Journalism Fellows Program will bring Gary Gerhardt, writer and columnist for the Rocky Mountain News in Denver and a Michigan Journalism Fellow, to the campus at 4 p.m. Fri. (Sept. 13) to give the annual Graham Hovey Lecture. "A Howling in the West" is the subject of Gerhardt's lecture, a discussion of militarism and supremacy movements in our nation's western states. The Hovey Lecture honors former director Graham Hovey. For more information, call 998-7666.


Annual Matthaei bulb and tree sale this weekend
Stock up on trees, shrubs, perennials and Spring flowering bulbs at the Friends of Matthaei Botanical Gardens seventh annual Fall Gardener's Sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. (Sept. 14) and noon-4 p.m. Sun. A members pre-sale will be held from 3-7 p.m. Fri. (Sept. 13). Anyone joining the Friends by Friday evening will beat the crowds and get a 10-percent discount on purchases. All those who join during the sale will also receive a free daylily. Call 998-7061 for more information.


Find out how to word with the media
A free workshop on working with the news media will be offered by News and Information Services, 1-3 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Koessler Room, Michigan League. Open to all U-M faculty and staff, the workshop will include a discussion of how to build a positive relationship with the media and tips for being interviewed by reporters. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. The register, call 764-7260 or e-mail


Hovey Lecture is Sept. 13
The free, public 1996 Graham Hovey Lecture, sponsored by the Michigan Journalism Fellows, will be presented at 4 p.m. Fri. (Sept. 13) in the West Conference Room, fourth floor, Rackham Bldg. The lecturer is Gary Gerhardt, a 1982-83 Fellow and reporter with the Rocky Mountain News, Denver. HE will speak on A Howling in the West, about militaristic activities in the West, including white supremacy groups, bombings and shoot-outs. He is co-author of The Silent Brotherhood.


Volunteer at the Health System
"This is a special person-a gift to your many patients and their families in need." This is how a patient described a volunteer at the U-M Health System. To become a volunteer, attend an information meeting at 4 p.m. today (Sept. 10) in Ford Auditorium, second level, University Hospital, or at 5 p.m. Wed. (Sept. 11) in the Maternal/Child Health Center Auditorium, second level. You may also make an appointment by calling 936-4327.

Help is especially needed as a clinic assistant at the new East Ann Arbor Health center, a cardiac or senior peer counselor at University Hospital or Turner Geriatric Center, a resource person at the Womens Health and Resource Center, or as a teacher at MedRehab. Commitments average three-four hours per week.


Flint holds investment forum
The U-M Flint Service Learning and Student Volunteer Program will host an investment forum dinner 6-9 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Harding Mott University Center Happenings Room. The organizers are seeking local entrepreneurs with completed investment plans to be presenters at the forum. For information, contact Hilary Woodworth or Renee Zientek, (810) 762-3233.


Oesterling to discuss prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is the number one cancer in men, but it can be cured if detected early enough. To learn more, attend Prostate Cancer: How to Treat It. How to Beat It, a free program sponsored by the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center. The program, 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Laurel Park Place, Livonia, will feature Joseph E. Oesterling, director of the U-M Prostate Program. For information, call 1-800-865-1125.


Stores requisitions have a new look
M-Stores Requisitions (Stock #291501) sport a new look this fall. Changes include:

Full page of 23 lines to order both general supplies and computer products.

Carbonless. You keep the green copy, M-Stores gets the white copy. No mess and it's recyclable.

A request for e-mail address to make communication easier.

Memo line to use for special instructions.

Funding compliance. Signer certifies compliance with funding source.

Ordering information resources. Where to look for more information, who to call if you need help.

50 sets per issue unit. Old issue was 100 per pack, which small departments did not use up and revisions were slower to implement.

Let M-Stores know what you think. You can continue to use old forms or return them to M-Stores. For information, contact Zita Gillis, 998-7070, or e-mail to

M-Stores to hold brainstorming session for heavy users of cut paper
M-Stores General Supplies Division is preparing to request bids on cut paper, both white and color, in various sizes. Major users are invited to attend a brainstorming session at 3 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Food Stores Conference Room, 3600 Varsity Drive.

Discussions will include current usage, product specifications, service levels, pricing, products to be included in the bid and possible standardization. M-Stores goal is to produce a bid that meets the needs of the majority of cut paper users and reduce the University's current paper costs.

For information, contact Norma Glennie By Wed. (Sept. 11) via Banyan Vines, e-mail to, or by phone, 998-7070.


Paper towels, tissues and wipers have new look
Paper towels, tissue and wipers provided by M-Stores will have a new look this fall as a result of the merger of Kimberly Clark and Scott Paper. The new company will continue to deliver washroom and workstation solutions for current and emerging University needs. Redundancies will be reduced and there's a new look to the packaging---a wave logo reflecting the company's slogan Catch the Wave of Kimberly Clark.

For more information on the changes or to receive a sample of the new Ultra Kind hand soap, contact Jean Hazzard via Banyan Vines, e-mail at, or by phone, 998-7070.


Environmental regulatory investigation is topic
The Business School and the Corporate Environmental Management Program will host a free, public presentation on The Dynamics and Impact of an Environmental Regulatory Investigation on a Corporation at 4:15-6:15 p.m. Sept. 16 in Honigman Auditorium.

Speakers include Jim Smith, a manager and director of a California company that was investigated and prosecuted for the violations; Smith's Attorney, Michael Magasin; and Cliff Klein, the prosecutor who headed the investigation. The presentation is a compelling illustration of the impact that an environmental regulatory investigation can have on individual business managers and the corporation involved. For information, call 763-9827.


For the record . . .
The Business and Finance Diversity Choir is open to all members of the University community, not just Business and Finance Department staff, as was stated in a News Brief in last week's issue. For information or to sign up, call George Elliott, 763-9379. The choir performs at the MLK Day Convocation in January.


Series focuses in spatial information systems
A campuswide seminar series on Applications and Analysis in Spatial Information Systems will present its inaugural lecture and workshop at noon Sept. 18 in the Ehrlicher Room, 411 West Hall, School of Information.

"Directions in Geographic Information Systems" will be the topic of Michael Goodchild's lecture. Goodchild, professor of geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and director of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis. The workshop will be held 9:30-11:30 that morning.

The series is supported by the Office of the Vice President for Research, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the schools and colleges. For information and to register for the workshop, contact Karl Longstreth, 647-0646, or e-mail to