The University Record, February 11, 1998


April Regents' meeting date changes

The date of the April Regents' meeting has changed from April 16-17 to April 21. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and public comments will take place at noon. Deadlines for receipt of agenda materials for the April meeting will not change. For more information, call Nancy Asin, 764-3883.

Omenn to chair Medical School dean search advisory committee

Gilbert S. Omenn, executive vice president for medical affairs, will chair the Medical School dean search advisory committee. Lazar Greenfield, surgery, will serve as vice chair. Committee members are: Huda Akil, neurosciences; Tom Carli, clinical psychiatry; Joe Diederich, University Hospitals; Steve Director, College of Engineering; Jack Dixon, biological chemistry; Janet Gilsdorf, pediatrics; Bill Kotowicz, School of Dentistry; Elizabeth Nabel, cardiology; Lori Pierce, radiation oncology; Rick Price, Institute for Social Research, psychology and LS&A; Pamela Raymond, Office of the Provost and anatomy and cell biology; Fabian Salinas, medical student; Tom Schwenk, family medicine; Larry Warren, University Hospitals and Health Centers; Max Wicha, Cancer Center; and Jim Woolliscroft, medicine.

Board for Student Publication seeks new members

The U-M Board for Student Publications announced openings for new members.

Alumni of U-M Student Publications and faculty, staff and students at the University are invited to apply. Qualifications include knowledge and experience in publications and a commitment to the goals of student publications.

The Board is responsible for The Michigan Daily, Michiganensian yearbook and Gargoyle humor magazine. The Board oversees their financial affairs and acts as an adviser on editorial questions. It holds seven meetings each year.

For a brief application form, contact the Student Publications Office, 764-0550; Room 210E, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1327. The deadline for applications is Feb. 16.

Nominate a colleague for a Workplace Award

March 13 is the deadline for nominations for the Workplace Awards, affiliated with the Workplace 2000 Conference. The awards honor staff members who have made marked contributions to the mission and work of the University in distinguished service, exemplary teamwork and outstanding leadership.

Individual awards carry a prize of $750; team winners divide $2,000. There also are recognition gifts for winners and finalists in each category.

Brochures with nomination information have been mailed to deans, directors and department heads and are available from the University Workplace 2000 Awards Committee, Human Resources and Affirmative Action, 4005 Wolverine Tower 1281.

Eating issues group starts Feb. 16

The Psychological Clinic presents "Eating Issues and Body Image Workshop," a nine-week support and education group meeting 3:15-4:45 p.m. Mondays beginning Feb. 16. Participants will learn about controlling compulsive eating, feeling better about their bodies, finding alternatives to purging, the physical problems caused by severe eating problems and understanding society's preoccupation with weight.

There is a variable fee and enrollment is limited, so those interested should call 764-3471 to schedule a pre-workshop interview.

1998 research partnership program opportunities announced

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies announce the 13th round of the Research Partnership Program, begun to improve the scholarly and research environment for both faculty and graduate students.

Opportunities for Spring/Summer Research Grants and for Distinguished Faculty and Graduate Student Seminars are both available this year to all instructional and primary research faculty and librarians. Deadline for application is March 2.

A minimum of 30 research grants under the Spring/Summer Research Grant Program will be awarded to faculty to enable them to hire doctoral students to assist with their research and scholarly projects while providing both financial support and tasks of intellectual benefit to participating doctoral students. Application forms are available from the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, 1004 Rackham Bldg. For more information, call 764-8221.

A maximum of 10 awards will be made to groups of faculty, students or graduate programs proposing innovative seminars and colloquia to foster collaboration and stimulate new research under the Distinguished Faculty and Graduate Student Seminars Program. Application forms are available from the Office of the Vice President for Research, 4080 Fleming Administration Bldg. For more information, call 936-3933.

Asian Pacific American law students sponsor Feb. 21 symposium The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) will sponsor a full-day symposium Feb. 21 on immigration, affirmative action, gender and sexuality, and Asian Pacific American jurisprudence. Paul Igasaki, acting director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, will give the keynote address.

For more information on registration and fees, call Abhay Dhir, 747-9763, or Rachel Lee, 668-1378; or send e-mail to; or visit the APALSA Web site at

'Spring to Life' in downtown Ann Arbor

The Comprehensive Cancer Center's Spring to Life brunch and art auction benefit at noon March 29 will feature antiques, wearable art and collectibles donated by more than 200 artists. Proceeds from the auction at the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College benefit patient care and research at the Cancer Center.

A brunch prepared by the Common Grill, Food for all Seasons, The Moveable Feast, Cousins Heritage Inn and chef Gary Danko will tickle the palates of all food and art lovers. Tickets are $85 for donors, $150 for sponsors and $250 for benefactors. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible.

For more information, call 764-7170.

CRLT accepting grant proposals

The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) is accepting proposals for the CRLT Faculty Development Fund Winter Term Teaching Grants competition. Tenured and tenure-track faculty and faculty with lecturer III appointments on the Ann Arbor campus are eligible to submit proposals for projects that enhance the quality of student learning. Proposals are due in deans' offices by Fri. (Feb. 13). For more information, call George Williams, 647-4765, or send e-mail to

Get great books, bargain prices at library book sale

The University Library will hold a used book sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri. (Feb. 13) in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library atrium. More than 2,500 titles in subject areas such as history, the sciences, music and art will be on sale. For more information, call Diane Slaughter, 763-5386.

Land Institute director to speak

Wes Jackson, director of the Land Institute in Salina, Kan., will speak on "The Oneness of the Creation: From Genomes to Ecosystems to Human Communities" at 7:30 p.m. today (Feb. 11) in Room 1210, Chemistry Bldg. A public reception will follow in the Chemistry Bldg. atrium.

Jackson has received the Pew Conservation Scholars award and a MacArthur Fellowship. Life magazine named him as one of the 100 "most important Americans of the 20th Century." Jackson's works include Rooted in the Land: Essays on Community and Place, co-edited with William Vitek; Becoming Native to this Place, Altars of Unhewn Stone and New Roots for Agriculture.

Jackson's lecture is sponsored by LS&A, the LS&A Honors Program and the School of Natural Resources and Environment as part of the Environmental Theme Semester.

U-M to host competition for minority musicians

The University will host the Sphinx Competition for young Black and Latino string players at 5 p.m. Feb. 27 in Rackham Auditorium.

Created by graduate student Aaron Dworkin, the semi-finals will inclue performances by 12 musicians ages 13-19.

Three finalists will be chosen that evening to appear with the Ann Arbor Symphony at 4 p.m. March 1 in Hill Auditorium.

Both events are free, but tickets are required for the March 1 concert and can be obtained by calling 763-7014.

ILIR hosts Black Men in Unions Institute, bone marrow drive

On Feb. 12-15, the Labor Studies Center in the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations will sponsor the 13th Annual Black Men in Unions Institute at the Ypsilanti Marriott. The Institute offers workshops such as "Youth and Unions," "Diversity in the Workplace," "Political Action and Union Activism," "Black Women and Black Men: Myths and Realities" and "Financial Planning for the Future." The program is open to all who seek to improve their skills and knowledge.

The Black Men in Unions Institute also will host a bone marrow drive 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fri. (Feb. 13). Volunteers will undergo a routine blood test conducted by the Michigan Community Blood Center. Because bone marrow is ethnic-specific, minority participants are needed as possible donors to recipients of their ethnic group.

Doyno to speak on Huck Finn

Victor Doyno, professor of English at the State University of New York, Buffalo, will speak on "The Social and Historical Background of Huckleberry Finn" at 12:30 p.m. Mon. (Feb. 16) in Room 144, Science Bldg., at U-M Dearborn.

Since the first half of the novel's manuscript was lost until quite recently, Doyno analyzed the second half of the manuscript to uncover evidence that revealed a "much darker and more shocking background to the novel," according to Lawrence I. Berkove, professor of English at U-M-Dearborn.

Doyno is the author of Writing Huck Finn and contributed to the afterword of the new Oxford University Press edition of the novel's first printing. For more information, call (313) 593-5518.

Listen to the game over the Internet

Fans across the globe can listen to Michigan Basketball games live over the Internet at the Michigan Radio home page http://www. or the Athletic Department home page

Play-by-play duties will be performed by veteran sportscaster Tom Hemingway, Michigan sports broadcaster for almost 30 years and author of the book, Life among the Wolverines. Joining Hemingway in the broadcast booth is color analyst Dave Hammond, former professional athlete and managing editor of the Great Lakes Radio Consortium.

IM Volleyball entries due Feb. 16-19

The Intramural Sports Program will accept entries for the 1998 Pre-Season Volleyball Tournament 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 16-19 at the Intramural Sports Bldg. (IMSB). There is an entry fee of $30 per team. A mandatory manager's meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 in Cliff Keen Arena. The tournament will be at the IMSB Feb. 21-22. For more information, call 763-3562.

Get 'Freedom From Smoking'

Want to kick the cigarette habit? Attend "Freedom From Smoking" a seven-week group smoking cessation program that meets once a week at the East Ann Arbor Health Center. The cost for the program is $65, $30 with an M-CARE discount.

Those interested should attend one of two introductory sessions 6:30-8 p.m. March 3 or 9:30-11 a.m. March 7 at the Health Education Resource Center.

Beckford discusses Jamaican Creole and English

Alicia Beckford, Center for the Education of Women (CEW) Mary Malcomson Raphael Fellow and Ph.D. candidate in linguistics, will present her research-in-progress, "A Tale of Two Tongues: Jamaican Creole and Jamaican English," noon-1 p.m. Thurs. (Feb. 12) in the CEW Conference Room.

Beckford's work examines the differences in the sounds of Jamaican Creole and English within the social context that affects language structure and use. One expert has described her research as being "crucial to programs for assisting Creole speakers in school, as well as in national efforts to develop an appropriate writing system for Jamaican Creole."

For more information, call CEW, 998-7080.

Docent classes begin at Kelsey

The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology is recruiting volunteers who are interested in archaeology and enjoy working with people for docent training. Classes are scheduled for early Sept. 1998-March 1999. For more information, call 647-0440.

'97 Workplace 2000 keynote available

Maureen Burns' 1997 keynote address to the Workplace 2000 conference, "Change Happens!" will be broadcast on channel 8 on the Media One Ann Arbor cable system at 7 p.m. Wed. (Feb. 18). Those interested also may borrow a videotape of the address by calling Penny Tully, 936-0379. Offices may be interested in using the address as part of ongoing training or to stimulate discussion.

This year's Workplace 2000 conference will be May 5-7. Intensive professional development workshops will be held May 5, and "Untapped Resources: Mining the Gold Within" is the theme for May 6 and 7.

Register for U-M-Flint vendor fair

Registrations are now being accepted for the U-M-Flint Vendor Awareness Fair that will take place 1-8 p.m. March 24 at the Flint Holiday Inn off US-23 and Hill Road. The registration deadline has been extended to Mon. (Feb. 16).

The trade fair showcases the products and services of businesses owned by minorities, women and persons with disabilities in Genesee County. Vendor registration is $50 and includes a skirted booth, table, electricity, name in vendor directory and refreshments.

For more information, call Dennis Poszywak, (810) 762-3488.

Karelis speaks Feb. 17

Charles Karelis, director of the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) in the U.S. Department of Education, will speak on "How Research on Innovative Projects Can Stimulate Educational Change" at 4 p.m. Tues. (Feb. 17), in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg. Karelis will describe and analyze FIPSE-funded projects that serve as national models for curricular improvement, make use of new technologies, and use other approaches to changing faculty practices and improving student learning.

Responses to Karelis will follow from Constance Cook, director, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching; Maris Vinovskis, professor of history and senior research scientist, Center for Political Studies; and Lester Monts, associate provost for academic and multicultural affairs and professor of music. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.

Hass reads his poetry Feb. 17

Robert Hass, 1996-97 U.S. poet laureate, will read selected works from his poetry at 8 p.m. Feb. 17 in Rackham Amphitheater. Hass will also speak at noon Feb. 19 at the Michigan Theatre.

Professor of English at University of California, Berkeley, Hass has traveled the country speaking at Rotary Club meetings, and raising money for conferences like Watershed, a gathering of writers and environmentalists who teach inner-city children about the nation's long tradition of nature writing. Awarded the MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, the National Book Critics Circle Award (in 1984 and 1997) and the Yale Series of Younger Poets in 1973, Hass has published several books of poetry including, Field Guide, Praise, Human Wishes, and Sun Under Wood, as well as a book of essays on poetry, Twentieth Century Pleasures.

For more information, call 647-9085 or visit the Web at