The University Record, September 24, 1996

In Brief...

Three professional development courses coming up from HRD
The Human Resources Development (HRD) office announces three professional development courses for October. Self Assessment & Career Transformation, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and 10, is designed to provide in-depth self-assessment for use in career planning and professional development. Violence in the Workplace: Prediction, Prevention, and Incident Management, is scheduled 8:30-11 a.m. Oct. 10. This course has been developed to provide an overview on dealing with potentially violent and violent situations encountered at work. Performance Planning '96-'97 will take place 1-5 p.m. Oct. 16. Participants will review up-to-date information and practice the development of a performance planning process for the '96-'97 academic year. Call 764-7410 for information.


Vanpool program
organizing now

Attention Brighton and Grass Lake-area employees: If the luster has worn off the commute to and from work, you may want to take advantage of the Vanpool program sponsored by Transportation Services. For a monthly fee of $65, payable through payroll deduction, regular and temporary full-time U-M employees in these areas may ride to and from work in a 15-passenger van. Call 764-3429 for information.


Job Search symposium slated
Career Planning and Placement, the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and a number of sponsoring schools and organizations will offer an Academic Job Search Symposium 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 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 Career Planning and Placement, Room 3200, SAB. The deadline for pre-registration is Wed. (Sept. 25). Call 764-7460 for information.


Deadline for slow pitch softball teams approaches
The entry deadline for 1996 Slow Pitch Softball, sponsored by the Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program, is 4:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Intramural Bldg., 606 E. Hoover. An entry fee of $45 per team will be charged. A mandatory manager's meeting will be conducted at 6 p.m. Oct. 2 in Cliff Keen Arena. The tournament will begin at 5 p.m. Oct. 4 and continue 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6. Games will be played at the Mitchell Fields on Fuller Road. For information, call 763-3562.


Time to sign up for
intramural track and field meet

The entry deadline for the 1996 Track and Field Meet sponsored by the Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program is 4:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Intramural Sports Bldg., 606 E. Hoover. An entry fee of $5 per individual and $25 per team will be charged. The meet will be conducted at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 3 at the U-M Varsity Track (Ferry Field), located behind the IMSB. For information, call 763-3562.


Photograph exhibition focuses
on Polish experience

Pierpont Commons Arts & Programs will sponsor "The Motives of Memory: Commercializing the Jewish Past in Poland," a collection of 25 black and white photographs of post-Communist Poland by Erica Lehrer, beginning Monday (Sept. 30). The exhibition will be on display at the East Gallery, Rackham Bldg. Photographs feature Jewish dolls in traditional, Chasidic garb; Jewish theme cafes; and a "Schindler's List" tour. Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the School of Art and the centers for Judaic Studies and Russian and East European Studies, the exhibition can be viewed 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. A reception will be held 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Rackham Bldg. Call 764-7544 for information.


Valente opens UMS `Visions
and Voices of Women' series

The 1996-97 University Musical Society "Visions and Voices of Women" series begins with a performance by renowned soprano Benita Valente, with pianist Cynthia Raim, at 8 p.m. Fri. (Sept. 27) in Rackham Auditorium. The concert features the world premiere of a William Bolcom song cycle built around the verse of American poet Jane Kenyon. The work was co-commissioned by the University Musical Society and San Francisco Performances. The series of five events highlights the artistic expression of women. Call 764-2538 for information.


Copernicus Lecture is Oct. 21
Human rights activist Adam Michnik will give the 1996 Fall Copernicus Lecture, "Central Europe After Communism," 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Rackham Bldg. Amphitheatre. A founder of Poland's Solidarity movement, he is editor-in-chief of Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland's first independent newspaper. The free, public lecture is sponsored by the Nicolaus Copernicus Endowment and the Center for Russian and East European Studies. For information, call 647-2237.


Children's book illustrations
displayed at U-M-Dearborn

An exhibition of illustrations from children's books will be on display the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery in the Mardigian Library on the U-M-Dearborn campus Oct. 22-26. Featured is a collection of more than 50 illustrations by more than a dozen artists, on loan from the Elizabeth Stone Gallery in Birmingham. Stone will speak at a reception 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 29. For reservations or information, call (313) 593-5446.


LIR lectures focus on Canada
The Learning in Retirement (LIR) proram of the Turner Geriatric Clinic will offer a series of six weekly lectures on Canada at 10 a.m. consecutive Tuesday mornings beginning Oct. 24. The inaugural lecture, "Canada: A Nation Divided," will be given by Jay Weinstein, professor of sociology at Eastern Michigan University. The lectures, open to all over 55 years of age, will be held at the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium, 990 Wall Street. Charge for the series is $25 per person for LIR members and $30 for non-members. Call 764-2556 for information.


Turner Clinic offers workshop
on women and aging

The Geriatric Center's Turner Geriatric Clinic will present an eight-week workshop, "The Wisdom Years: Women and Aging," 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Oct. 10. There is a $25 fee for the series and full or partial scholarships are available. Registration is necessary before Oct. 2. Call 764-2556 or 665-5947 to register or for more information.


Quark lecture will
explore elemental question

Gordon L. Kane, professor of physics, will speak on "Quarks: Super Symmetry---Can We Understand Why There is a Universe?" at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Eldersveld Room, Haven Hall. The free lecture is sponsored by the Research Club and the Women's Research Club. Refreshments will be served following the lecture. Call 662-8067 for information.


Museum of Art will show
videos on art and artists

The Museum of Art sponsors free ArtVideo presentations on art and artists at 12:10 p.m. Wednesdays and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Museum. Topics relate to special exhibitions, works from the Museum's permanent collection and major artists and art movements from various historical periods and places of origin. Showing this week: "The Feast of the Gods," shown in conjunction with the current exhibition, "Venice, Traditions Transformed." The first ArtVideo in October will be "Greek Temple," a look at the structural and decorative evolution of the temples of Magna Grecia, shown Oct. 2 & 3, followed by "Georges Seurat" on Oct. 9 & 10. Call the Museum, 764-0395, for complete October listings.


Yale Substance abuse
expert will lecture Wednesday

David Musto, professor of psychiatry and history of medicine at Yale University, will discuss "The Implications of Regulatory and Use Cycles for Different Drugs, and the Social Burden" 3:30-5:30 p.m. tomorrow (Sept. 25) in the Substance Abuse Research Center Seminar Room, Suite D, 475 Market Place in Williamsburg Square Bldg. # 1. The lecture, sponsored by the Substance Abuse Research Center, is part of the two-semester UMSARC interdisciplinary proseminar on substance abuse.


50th anniversary of
Fulbright Program celebrated

Fulbright scholars are invited to join the Southeast Michigan Fulbright Chapter, the International Institute, the Museum of Art and Eastern Michigan University in a celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the Fulbright Program 4-7 p.m. Mon. (Sept. 30) at the Museum of Art. James J. Duderstadt, professor of nuclear engineering, will address "Globalization and the American University." A panel discussion on the same subject, moderated by Marilynn M. Rosenthal, professor and director of the program in health studies at U-M-Dearborn, will follow.


Michigan mushrooms
subject of Matthaei course

Learn about Michigan's wild mushrooms at Matthaei Botanical Gardens with Robert Shaffer, curator of fungi at the Gardens, and Jocelyn Shaffer. Wild mushrooms will be studied through slide lectures concentrating on their natural history and characteristics and during field trips to collect mushrooms in three different areas. The course meets 7:15-9:15 p.m. Oct. 1, 8 and 15, and 9 a.m.-noon, Oct. 5, 12 and 19. Former students may register for the complete course or for the field trips only. Cost is $95, or $60 for the field sessions only. Call 998-7061 for information.


Family Housing
offers French classes

The Family Housing Language Program offers two non-credit French language classes this fall. "Fun with French (for kids)" meets 4:30-6 p.m. at 2356 Bishop St., beginning today (Sept. 24) and running through Nov. 26. Cost of the class for Family Housing residents is $75 ($100 for non-residents), plus a $10 materials fee. "Beginning French (for adults)" will meet 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, beginning this week and ending Nov. 14, in Room 250, Family Housing and Community Center. Cost is $80 for Family Housing residents ($95 for non-residents), plus a $5 materials fee. Call 763-1440 for information.


Social sciences technology
showcased at Graduate Library

Social sciences librarians at the Graduate Library will demonstrate new electronic resources 1:30-4:30 p.m. Thur. (Sept. 26). Included in the demo will be the Great American History Machine, a CD-ROM database that allows mapping of census and election variables; social science application of mapping software; the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, which
provides information about American postsecondary institutions; a Web-based system to manipulate data and many more new resources. Visit the Knowledge Navigation Center on the second floor of the library anytime during the Showcase. Call Darlene Nichols, 764-5198, for information, or send e-mail to


UN Women's Conference
report airs live by satellite

The President's Interagency Council on Women will present a nationwide, live satellite conference Sat. (Sept. 28), detailing progress made in the past year on the advancement of women and girls. Co-sponsored locally by the Center for the Education of Women, the broadcast will be shown at the Boeing Auditorium, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Bldg., North Campus. Conference activities will begin with a panel discussion by local area conference attendees at 1 p.m. The broadcast will air 2-4 p.m., and the conference will wind up with discussion, questions and answers 4-5 p.m. There is no charge for the program. Call 998-7080 for information.


Iconic page conference set
for Oct. 11 & 12

Nationally and internationally known scholars will speak at a conference on "The Iconic Page in Manuscript, Print and Digital Culture" 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12 in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League. Papers delivered at the conference will address the contribution of the material appearance of texts to their meaning and social function. Expanded versions of the papers read will be published in late 1997 by the University of Michigan Press. Call 764-6330 for information.


Ley will give Bachmann
Memorial lecture

Steven V. Ley will give the 36th Werner E. Bachmann Memorial Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in Room 1800, Willard H. Dow Laboratory. Ley,is a professor at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, England. The Bachmann Memorial Lecture is giveneach year by a distinguished organic chemist in memory of Werner E. Bachmann, a member of the Department of Chemistry from 1925 until his death in 1951. He was known for his work with free radicals and molecular rearrangement, his contributions to the chemistry of penicillin and his study of cancer-inducing compounds.

Ley's work involves the discovery and development of new synthetic methods and their application to biologically-active systems. So far, based on this work, Ley's research group has synthesized more than 50 major natural products and is working on the synthesis of several more.


Second City Touring Company comes to Power Center Oct. 11
The University Activity Center's Comedy Company presents the Second City Touring Company, 8 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Power Center. Second City's actors present topical comedy sketches using few props and costumes, punctuating scenes with original music and creating a "slice-of-life" environment, lampooning modern life. The troupe improvises on ideas suggested by the audience during improvisational sets held nightly after the regular show. Tickets, $15 and $10 for students, may be purchased at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and all TicketMaster outlets. To charge by phone call 763-TKTS. In Detroit, call (810) 645-6666.


Two forums will examine
student financial concerns

The Budget Study Committee, SACUA and the Office of Student Affairs will sponsor two student forums to address financial constraints facing students at the University. The forums will take place 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in Auditorium 3, Modern Languages Bldg, and 7:30-9 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Art & Architecture Auditorium. For information, call 764-0303 or e-mail,


Cancer education program
begins next week

The Comprehensive Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society will co-sponsor the "I Can Cope" program, a series of eight classes for people with cancer, their families and friends. Classes will meet 7-8:30 p.m. eight consecutive Thursdays beginning Oct. 3 in the second floor dining rooms, University Hospital. Participants will learn about cancer diagnosis, treatment, side effects, nutrition, exercise, stress management and more. Call 763-0134 for more information or to register.


Workshop helps faculty,
staff work with news media

News and Information Services is sponsoring "Working With The News Media," a free workshop open to all faculty and staff 1-3 p.m. Mon. (Sept. 30) in the Koessler Room, Michigan League. For information or to register, call 764-7260 or send e-mail to


Senate Assembly
Senate Assembly will hold its first fall meeting at 3:15 p.m. Mon. (Sept. 30) in Rackham Assembly Hall. Agenda items include an introduction by SACUA chair Thomas Dunn, a report from the Budget Study Committee and a presentation by interim President Homer A. Neal. A reception will follow.


Forum set for
new women grad students

Nancy Cantor, dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, will hold an open forum with new women graduate students 3-4:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in Rackham Amphitheatre. The forum will provide students an opportunity to discus climate-related issues for women in graduate schools, particularly as experienced in the application process, orientation programs and early contact in the departments. Refreshments will be served. For information or to RSVP, call 647-6341 or send e-mail to


Workshop focuses on
making career decisions

The Center for the Education of Women will sponsor a four-week workshop, "Career Decision Making: The Step before the Job Search," 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Oct. 8 and ending Oct. 29 at the Center, located in the Michigan Square Bldg., 330 E. Liberty. The workshop will give participants an opportunity to assess and evaluate career choice and career change. Advance registration is required for the workshop, which costs $10 for U-M students and $40 for all others. Call 998-7210 for information or to register.