The University Record, April 8, 1998


Run around the Diag for charity

The 5th Annual Run Around the Diag will take place April 19. Proceeds from this year's event will benefit the Division of Kinesiology's Emergency Scholarship Fund and Peace Neighborhood Center.

Runners may participate in a 9 a.m. 10k run, an 11 a.m. 5k run or 2-mile walk, or a noon 4x1 relay. Each race will be divided into male, female and co-ed categories. Winners of each division will be awarded prizes from local merchants, and all participants will be entered in a raffle drawing at the end of the final race.

Registration forms are available at the Central Campus Recreation Bldg., Elmo's Supershirts, Running Fit, and Tortoise and Hare. The last day to pre-register is April 17, but on-site registration is available starting at 8 a.m. April 19 at the flag pole on the Diag. Participants should register at least 30 minutes before their event begins. For more information, call Kelly Henderson, 763-0707 or send e-mail to

UROP celebrates 10th anniversary

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) will celebrate its 10th anniversary April 8 during the annual UROP Spring Research Symposium. This free, public event will begin with student research poster presentations 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Michigan League Ballroom.

The formal symposium will begin at 6 p.m. and feature a keynote address by Congresswoman Lynn Rivers in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. John Jonides, professor of psychology and a UROP founder, will give the faculty keynote speech. Twenty students will give oral presentations about their research 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Michigan League.

UROP began in 1988 as an approach to improving retention and academic achievement of students of color. The program has won numerous awards since its inception. Support for the program comes from LS&A, the Provost's Office and several foundations including W.K. Kellogg, Coca Cola, Chrysler and Dupont.

Phillipine artifact exhibition opens at Kelsey

"Philippine Photos & Finds: A Century of University of Michigan Anthropology in the Philippines," an exhibition celebrating Filipino culture and history, will open with a public lecture and reception 5-7 p.m. April 17 at the Exhibit Museum of Natural History.

Karl L. Hutterer, director of the Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, former director of U-M's Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies and former curator of the U-M Museum of Anthropology from which the collection is drawn, will speak. A reception will follow at 6 p.m.

The exhibition features photos taken by Prof. Dean C. Worcester in the Philippines at the turn of the century, and a variety of 14th-19th-century objects gathered by archaeologist Carl E. Guthe in 1920. It will remain on view for several years.

The exhibition is curated by Carla Sinopoli, associate professor of anthropology and associate curator in the Museum of Anthropology, with research assistants Lars Fogelin and Robert Brubaker and Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program students Karen Brantman and Tovah Bender.

Sponsor an event for 'Welcome to Michigan'

Units or campus community members interested in sponsoring an event for "Welcome to Michigan '98," Sept. 1-7, should call Jennifer Cross, 764-6413, or send e-mail to The deadline for submission of event information is May 1. Events may be submitted on-line at

Tell us about your commencement

The April 22 issue of the Record (the last one prior to commencement) will carry a listing of Universitywide and unit-specific commencement activities. Listings will include: School, college or program; type of event; name and affiliation of speaker, if any; time, date and location; and name and phone number of a contact person. Individuals planning these programs can send this information to 412 Maynard 1399, fax it to 764-7084, or send e-mail to Information must be received by 5 p.m. April 15.

Jemison speaks at U-M-Dearborn commencement

Mae Jemison, the first Black woman to go into space, will be the speaker at U-M-Dearborn's commencement ceremonies May 3.

Jemison, a medical doctor, was an astronaut for six years and flew a mission of the Space Shuttle Endeavor in 1992. Before joining NASA, Jemison served in the Peace Corps as a medical officer in Sierra Leone and Liberia. She practices medicine in Los Angeles.

Jemison entered Stanford University at age 16 and earned a degree in chemical engineering and African and Afro-American studies. She earned her medical degree from Cornell in 1981. She is professor of environmental studies and director of the Jemison Institute for Advancing Technology in Developing Countries at Dartmouth College. Detroit Public Schools named their science magnet school the Mae C. Jemison Academy in 1992. She is in the National Women's Hall of Fame, and is listed among Ebony magazine's 50 most influential women.

Bates lectures on future of comparative politics

Robert H. Bates, the Eaton Professor of the Science and Government and Faculty Fellow of the Center for International Development at Harvard University, will speak on the "Frontiers of Comparative Politics" at 4 p.m. April 16 in Rackham Amphitheater. His lecture is part of the Institute for Social Research's Distinguished University Lecture Series in the Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Bates has served on the faculty of Caltech and Duke University. He is the author of Open Economy Politics and co-author of Analytic Narratives. His lecture will show how, for a variety of reasons including the spread of democracy and market economy, scholars despair the future of comparative politics. Bates will address these challenges to the field and suggest possible responses.

For more information, call 764-8364 or visit the Web at

Brown reads poetry April 9

Michael Dennis Browne, the College of Engineering Roger M. Jones Poet-In-Residence, will give a public poetry reading at 4 p.m. Thurs. (April 9) at Rackham Amphitheater.

Browne has published five books of poetry, including You Won't Remember This, winner of the 1993 Minnesota Book Award. He is the author of The Turning of the Stones, a novel for children, as well as several opera librettos, song cycles, choral works and carols. He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bush Foundation, and the Jerome and McKnight Foundations. Browne is currently a professor of English at the University of Minnesota, and co-director of that school's creative writing program.

For more information, or a schedule of Browne's activities on campus, call Lisa Richardson, 647-7037.

Drop-in at the Exhibit Museum

Visitors of all ages can see and touch live animals, decorate flower pots, plant seeds, enjoy presentations and participate in hands-on activities during "Spring Break Drop-In Activities" 1-3 p.m. April 13-17 in the Discovery Room, Exhibit Museum. There is a fee of $1 per person. The "Stars of Spring" planetarium show will be shown at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. on the same dates. Planetarium show tickets are $2.50 seniors/children 12 and under, $3 adults. For more information, call 764-0478.

Nominate a staff member for oversight committee on-line

The Public Safety Oversight committee, required under Public Act No. 120, is comprised of two staff members, two students and two faculty members nominated and elected by their peers. This year's election is for a non-union staff member. Staff members not represented by unions may nominate themselves or agree to be nominated. Nominations should be sent to HR/AA Employee Relations/Compensation Department, 2005 Wolverine Tower, by May 1, with the new representative joining the committee July 1. Nominations must include the name, department affiliation and phone number of the nominee, the name of the nominator and a brief statement on why the individual wants to serve on the committee. Nominations may also be submitted on-line at

Regents' meeting is April 21

The April Regents' Meeting will begin at 9 a.m. April 21 in the Regents' Room, Fleming Bldg. Public comments will take place at noon on that day. Individuals may sign up to speak at public comments through the Regents' Web Site,, or by sending e-mail to All deadlines for receipt of agenda materials will remain as originally set. For more information, call 936-2255.

'Workplace 2000' is May 6-7

"Workplace 2000: Untapped Resources: Mining the Gold Within" will take place May 6 and be repeated May 7 in the Michigan League. Preconference intensive courses will be held May 5 in the League. Enrollment is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

"Workplace 2000" will feature author and speaker Lois Wolfe Morgan; workshops on personal, professional and management development, work skills, health and wellness; a resource fair; and a book sale and display. Brochures detailing specific courses and workshops are presently on the way to units, faculty and staff members.

Completed registration forms, and a check, money order or billing authorization should be sent to U-M Conference Management Services, Room G121 South Quad.-1372. For more information, call 764-5305.

Celebrate spring with 'A Festival of Colors'

The Hindu Students Council will celebrate the coming of spring at the "First Annual HoliFest '98: A Festival of Colors," 12:45-6 p.m. Sat. (April 11) at Palmer Field. Maureen Hartford, vice president for student affairs will kick off the event with a short address.

The Indian holiday of "Holi" is characterized by water fights and the splashing and splattering of colored powders as people celebrate the onset of springtime. Participants are advised to be dressed to play! Colored powder and waterguns will be available on Palmer Field, in addition to live DJ music, Indian food, games, dancing and prizes. The admission fee is $5. For more information send e-mail to

Dancer Kimberly Jones is Flint's commencement speaker

Kimberly Jones, U-M-Flint's Dance Program director, will be the Commencement speaker at ceremonies May 3 in Flint.

Jones joined the Flint faculty in 1995 as assistant professor in the Theatre Department. A native of Detroit, she earned her M.F.A. at The Ohio State University in dance, with an emphasis in choreography. Her B.F.A. in dance was completed at Marygrove College, Detroit.

Jones's professional training includes work at the Broadway Dance Center, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She calls her work "eclectic," preferring to mix all forms of dance, from jazz and tap to modern and ballet. Her work has reached a wide range of audiences as well. She has introduced dance and movement into Headstart programs and kept senior citizens on their toes.

In 1996, Jones choreographed the PBS special "An Evening with Harry Belafonte and Friends." More recently, she choreographed "Thunder Knocking On The Door," at Oakland University. She has conducted numerous workshops, master classes, and residencies in jazz, modern and West African dance since 1990.

OSCR seeks more faculty, staff participation

The Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR), a division of the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, administers the Code of Student Conduct. The code addresses the non-academic student behavior inconsistent with the values of the University's academic and social community. It identifies the types of disruptive behavior, outlines procedures to respond to such behaviors, and suggests possible sanctions intended to educate and to safeguard members of the University community. Students who violate the code receive educational sanctions, such as community service, workshop attendance, or recommended counseling to help them learn from the disruptive behavior.

Faculty and staff participate in OSCR's judicial process as resolution officers, student advisers (arbiters), or as chair of a student panel. Faculty and staff are nominated for the positions by school and college deans, the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs and the Vice President for Student Affairs. They participate in a one-day training session and a mock resolution panel exercise.

Faculty and staff may also file complaints with OSCR. OSCR's 1997 Annual Report cites four cases filed by faculty members against students ranging from disruption of class to sexual harassment. In addition to filing as complainants, faculty and staff may be called either as defendants or witnesses in student cases.

Faculty and staff interested in becoming advisers for students during the judicial process or who wish more information about the process, should contact Resolution Coordinator Mary Louise Antieau, 936-6308, or visit the Web at

Free throat cancer screenings and smoking cessation counseling available

The Comprehensive Cancer Center and Department of Otolaryngology will offer free throat cancer screenings and smoking cessation counseling 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 2 at the Cancer Center. Symptoms of throat cancer include lingering sore throat or hoarseness and difficulty swallowing. Smoking, chewing tobacco and drinking alcohol are all risk factors for throat cancer. Exams take less than 45 minutes, and a complimentary parking voucher or round-trip AATA bus pass will be provided. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call (800) 865-1125.

Faculty and staff needed as mentors

The University Mentorship Program is seeking faculty and staff members to be mentors to undergraduate students during the 1998-99 school year. Through the program, faculty and staff mentors are matched with a peer mentor (a sophomore, junior or senior) and up to four first-year students who share a common academic interest. The students are seeking interactions with faculty and staff members that go beyond the classroom experience. The program's goals are to provide support to first-year students as they make the transition from high school to college and to enhance the learning experience for the peer mentors. The peer mentor is responsible for coordinating schedules and addressing basic "survival" questions, while the faculty and staff mentors act as guides in learning decision-making and other skills relating to students' academic careers.

The expected time commitment is two or three hours per month throughout the school year. If this opportunity to work directly with undergraduate students appeals to you, call the University Mentorship Program Office, 764-6413 or send e-mail to Additional information is on the Web at

Rivers to discuss science and engineering public policy

The graduate committee of the Society of Women Engineering, with the College of Engineering and the Women in Engineering Office are sponsoring a presentation and discussion of science and engineering public policy with Rep. Lynn Rivers.

Rivers is a member of the House Science Committee, which oversees legislation concerning technology, the environment, basic scientific research and development, national math and science education programs, intellectual property and the Department of Energy.

The program will be held 4:30-5:30 p.m. April 15 in Johnson Room A, Lurie Engineering Center, with a reception following the discussion.

Film marathon features pianos, pianists

And you thought camp was a summer activity. Piano Camp, a 12-hour free film marathon of campy old films featuring pianos and pianists will begin at 8 p.m. April 25 and run through 8 a.m. April 26 in the Chrysler Center Auditorium. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Dating from 1935 to 1970, Piano Camp films include such legendary stars as Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Paul Muni, Peter Lorre, Katherine Hepburn and Richard Chamberlain.

The marathon opens with a short film of Richard Nixon playing the piano, followed by the 1945 box-office hit A Song to Remember, directed by Charles Vidor and starring Cornell Wilde, Merle Oberon and Paul Muni in the life of Chopin--sort of.

Other films include the 1946 production Deception, starring Bette Davis, Claude Rains and Paul Henreid; The Five Thousand Fingers of Dr. T," a 1953 production based on a story by Dr. Seuss starring Hans Conreid and Tommy Rettig; Mad Love, a 1935 film with Colin Clive, Peter Lorre and Frances Drake; Song of Love," starring Katherine Hepburn, Paul Henreid and Robert Wagner; and The Music Lovers, starring Richard Chamberlain, Glenda Jackson and Christopher Gable.

Piano Camp, part of YoHA (the University's Year of Humanities and Arts), is sponsored by the Program in Film and Video Studies, School of Music, School of Art and Design, College of Engineering, Office of the Vice President for Research and the University.

See marvelous mountains

The "Best of the Banff Festival of Mountain Films" will be shown at 8 p.m. April 10 in the Rackham Building. The showing brings the best mountain and outdoor adventure films from around the world to outdoor enthusiasts and movie buffs who can't travel to Banff. The Banff Festival of Mountain Films is an international competition held each November in Banff.

The showing is hosted by Outdoor Adventures, a division of the Department of Recreational Sports, with support from Wilderness Outfitters, Bivouac and Harry's. Tickets, $4 for students, $6 for others, may be purchased at the door or the supporting stores.

It's time to sign up for KidSport

KidSport, a non-competitive summer recreational program at the Central Campus Recreation Bldg., is enrolling children ages 6-11 for this summer. The program is sponsored by the Division of Kinesiology.

KidSport is staffed primarily by elementary and physical education professional students, with a child-to-staff ratio of 10-to-1. Children engage in five different sports each day, including instructional swimming lessons.

Camp this year will meet 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 22-July 31. Children may be left as early as 8 a.m. for free activity time in the gym. There will be no class July 3.

The fee is $300 for the six-week session. Discounts are available for more than one child from the same family. A $25 non-refundable deposit per child is required with the completed application. Checks should be made payable to: KidSport Camp and mailed to KidSport Camp, University of Michigan, 401 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2214.

For more information, call 763-7952.

Digital Tool Kit courses offer insights and skills

Want to convert your home videos into moving pictures you can play on your computer or share with the world on the Web? Looking for tips on using computer aids to prepare a killer professional presentation? Curious about virtual reality or videoconferencing?

A series of "Digital Tool Kit" mini-courses offered by the School of Information during this spring and summer provide opportunities to learn about cutting-edge technological tools and to explore hot topics in information management. Most courses meet for two full days and one half day, and all are open to students, faculty, staff and the public.

Topics include using desktop video, creating a Web page, exploring computer tools that enhance teamwork, managing school library media programs, developing and maintaining a database on the Web, understanding copyright issues, and preserving information stored in digital forms.

Each course meets for 15 contact hours and may be taken with or without academic credit, for Continuing Education Unit credit or for U-M credit. The fee for each course is $325, which covers instruction, materials, lab access and light snacks each day. Participants who enroll before April 15 receive a $50 discount. Members of the Alumni Association or the School of Information Alumni Association receive an additional $25 discount.

For more information and a registration form, call Kristine Palmquist, 647-7650, send e-mail to, or visit the Web at

Gift supports earth science teaching at Flint

The U-M-Flint has received a $10,000 endowment from the Flint Rock and Gem Club to establish a scholarship fund for geology and earth science majors and education majors pursuing earth science teaching certification.

Lee Kirby, president of the Flint Rock and Gem Club, presented the check to William M. Marsh, founder and chair of the Earth and Resource Science Department, at a luncheon in February.

The club has provided scholarship assistance to U-M-Flint annually since 1991. In making the announcement, Marsh said, "this very special gift will provide important scholarship assistance to expanding the student population in the earth and resource science department."

Flint marketing programs recognized

The Admissions Marketing Report, a national newspaper on admissions marketing, has recognized U-M-Flint with six awards for its "True Blue" campaign and the design of several publications.

The University and Alumni Relations Office (directed by Donna L. Ullrich) and the Admissions and Recruitment Office (directed by Andrew L. Flagel) collaborate on design and marketing efforts.

The program won a silver award for radio advertising/series written by Ullrich and Flagel and a bronze award for the design of Currents, the faculty/staff newspaper edited by Ullrich and designed by Michael Ashby, senior graphic artist. U-M-Flint also won merit awards for a newspaper insert designed by Ashby; a newspaper advertising series designed by Matthew Clarke, graphic artist; for the total public relations program for a family of master's degree program brochures designed by Ashby; and for the total advertising campaign, "True Blue."

Lecture honors Roy A. Rappaport

Colleagues and former students will remember Roy A. Rappaport, professor of anthropology until his death earlier this year, at a lecture in his honor, 4-6 p.m. April 15 in the Rackham Amphitheater. A reception will follow 6-7 p.m. in the East Study Lounge, Rackham Bldg. Michael Lambek, professor of anthropology, University of Toronto, whose ideas on the theories of religion and anthropology were strongly influenced by the teachings of Rappaport will speak on "The Anthropology of Religion and the Quarrel between Poetry and Philosophy." For more information, call Sarah Nooden, 764-4475.

Indian dance performance is April 11

The South Asian Network of Graduate Students at Michigan (SANGAM) will present Ramya Harishankar and The Arpana Dance Company in "The Celestial Legacy: Dance And Music From India," 8 p.m. Sat. (April 11) at the Mendelssohn Theater. Tickets are $5, $3 for students. Renowned performers of Bharat Natyam, an ancient dance tradition of America, the dance company members have traveled around the world and received acclaim for their innovative style and traditional programs. For more information call Meera Deo, 332-6018, or send e-mail to Proceeds will benefit local South Asian charities. This program also is sponsored by the Graduate School, Indian American Student Association, Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, Asian Pacific American Law Student Association and the Michigan Student Assembly.