The University Record, February 18, 1998


Regents meet this week

The Regents will meet this week beginning at 1:30 p.m. Thurs. (Feb. 19) in the Regents' Room, Fleming Administration Bldg. Agenda items include remarks from President Lee C. Bollinger, Provost Nancy Cantor and Gilbert S. Omenn, executive vice president for medical affairs; 1998-99 residence hall and Family Housing rates; and the annual report of the University's radio and TV stations. Public comments will be heard at 4 p.m. The meeting resumes at 9:30 a.m. Fri. (Feb. 20).

No Record March 4

The University Record will not publish March 4.

The Feb. 25 issue will include Calendar and Briefings submissions for Feb. 25-March 13. Submissions for the Feb. 25 issue are due no later than noon Thurs. (Feb. 19).

Jeanne White-Ginder comes to campus

Jeanne White-Ginder, the mother of the late AIDS patient Ryan White, will be speaking on campus at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Rackham Auditorium (Note: This is a change from the print version of The Record. White-Ginder has rescheduled her visit to campus for Feb. 26, NOT Feb. 19.)

In 1984, doctors informed White-Ginder that her hemophiliac son, Ryan, had contracted AIDS from a tainted blood product. Though doctors gave him six months to live, Ryan wanted to live a relatively normal life and continue going to school. This turned into a nightmare when the Whites' hometown, frightened and uneducated, abused the family and refused to let Ryan back in school. The case was taken to court and Jeanne and Ryan White became international celebrities and AIDS educators.

Ryan died in 1990, but his mother continues educating on AIDS awareness and raising funds for research. Her visit is sponsored by the Student Speaker Initiative. For more information, call Gregg Lanier, 663-9033.

'Shades of Us' displays minority art, architecture

"Shades of Us," the first minority art and architecture show, will be on display through Feb. 25 in the Pierpont Commons atrium. The exhibition features nearly 50 works from students of sculpture, graphic design, architectural design, photography, architectural modeling, painting and illustration.

The Commons is open 7 a.m.-midnight Mon.-Fri. and 8 a.m.-midnight Sat.-Sun. "Shades of Us" is sponsored by the Organization of African-American Students in Architecture and Urban Planning, the United Black Art Students and the Bursley Family.

IM accepts entries for volleyball, relays

The Intramural (IM) Sports Program will accept entries for 1998 Volleyball 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon. (Feb. 23) at the Intramural Sports Bldg. (IMSB). There is an entry fee of $65, and managers must attend a meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 25 in Cliff Keen Arena. Matches begin March 9 and will be played at the IMSB 12:30-9:30 p.m. Sundays and 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Entries for the 1998 Relays Meet will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. Tues. (Feb. 24) at the Intramural Sports Bldg. The fee is $25 per team. The meet will begin at 6:30 a.m. Wed. (Feb. 25) at the Track and Tennis Bldg.

For more information, call 763-3562.

Turner offers group for older adult men

The Turner Geriatric Clinic and Town Center are offering a free support group "For Older Adult Men." Topics of discussion include prostate cancer, vision and aging, hearing and aging, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. The group will meet 6-8 p.m. Feb. 26, March 5, March 12 and March 19 at Town Center, 401 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. For more information, call 764-2556.

U-M Jazz Festival is Feb. 20-21

The first U-M Jazz Festival, featuring performances by high school jazz ensembles and combos and culminating in a concert by the U-M Jazz Ensemble and special guests, will be held Feb. 20-21. A special pre-festival concert by the Ellen Rowe/Jiggs Whigham quartet begins at 8 p.m. Thurs. (Feb. 19) at the Kerrytown Concert House.

High school groups will perform 2-7 p.m. Fri. (Feb. 20) at the Michigan League and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. (Feb. 21) at the League, Power Center for the Performing Arts and Rackham Assembly Hall. These performances are free and open to the public.

The U-M Jazz Ensemble and special guests‹bassist John Clyton, trombonist Jiggs Whigham and the Christian McBride Quartet‹will perform at 8 p.m. Sat. (Feb. 21) at the Power Center. Tickets are $15, $10 for students.

The festival is sponsored by the Jazz Studies Department, the music fraternity Pi Mu Alpha and the Office of Major Events. For more information, call 647-6297.

CEW programs abound

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) is sponsoring a number of programs through the end of the month:


"The Path to Tenure: Advice, Strategies and Process," 3:30-5 p.m. Thurs. (Feb. 19), CEW. An informal workshop to help junior faculty learn about the tenure process as seen through the eyes of several senior women faculty from psychology, biology and history.


"What's Stress Got to Do With It?" 9 a.m.-noon, Sat. (Feb. 21), CEW. Participants will learn about the top 10 stressors for women, and examine the cause-and-effect relationship in effectively managing stress. Presented by Denise L. White, human resource consultant, Medical Campus. Registration and materials is $20, $10 for U-M students. Call 998-7080 to register.


"The Balancing Act: Relationships and Work‹Is It Possible to Do Well?" noon-2 p.m., Pond Room, Michigan Union. Presented by Laura Nitzberg, director of Marital and Family Therapy, Health System, with a focus on common dilemmas and challenges faced by families trying to balance a multitude of competing roles and pressures in a fast-paced world. Co-sponsored by the Family Care Resources Program.


"Evidence of Things Not Seen: A Dialogue on African American Community Intervention," noon-1 p.m. Feb. 26, CEW. Presented by Jacqueline Mattis, assistant professor of psychology and of women's studies and the CEW Mary Malcomson Raphael Fellow. Mattis' research centers on the way African American women construct meanings about adversity in their lives and the ways in which those meanings influence their efforts to cope.

CDC open house is Feb. 21

The Family Housing Child Development Center (CDC) will host an open house 10:30 a.m.-noon Sat. (Feb. 21). Parents and children are invited to visit the Center to tour the facilities, meet the teachers and learn about the program. Full- and half-day classes for children ages 2-1/2-5 are offered. The CDC is located in the Family Housing Community Center at 1000 McIntyre Dr. For more information, call 764-4557.

Depression screening is Feb. 25

The Ann Arbor Ice Cube Fitness Center will sponsor a free depression screening 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 25. The screening is designed to educate people about depression, destigmatize the illness and bring those suffering from depression into the health care system for evaluation and treatment. For more information, call 998-8700.

Enjoy a midsummer night

The Musical Theatre Department will present Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at 8 p.m. Feb. 19-21 and 2 p.m. Feb. 21-22 at the Trueblood Theatre. Directed by Phillip Kerr, this version of the classic comedy is loud, hard-edged and gender-neutral, updated to incorporate a live performance by the popular local band Maschina. Free general admission tickets may be picked up in advance at the Michigan League Ticket Office. For more information, call 764-0450.

U-M-Flint millennium lecture is Feb. 19

Donn Werling, director of the Henry Ford Estate and adjunct associate professor of education at U-M-Dearborn, will present "At the Edge of the Millennium" at 6:30 p.m. Thurs. (Feb. 19) in the Ontario Room, Harding Mott University Center. A 6 p.m. reception will precede the lecture.

Werling will discuss the turning of the century and how the past speaks to the future. The event is part of the M Club of Greater Flint's Alumni Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by the Flint Association, U-M Alumnae. Admission is free, but reservations are requested. For more information, call (810) 762-3351.

Symposium and performance focus on Black representations

The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies will host "Performing BlackŠness," a symposium and performance, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Fri. (Feb. 20). The day-long symposium will be in Room 411, West Hall, and focus on representations of Blackness in literature and performance, Black identity and questions surrounding Black aesthetics. The 8 p.m. performance will be at the Betty Pease Studio Theater, Dance Bldg., and will feature jazz and dance by Mwata Bowden, chair of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, and dancer Cheryl Banks. For information, call 764-5513.

Register for March 3 statistics workshop

"Statistics: A Review," a workshop for researchers, will be held 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 3 in Lecture Room 1, Modern Languages Bldg. Presented by the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research (CSCAR), the workshop will be led by Edward Rothman, professor of statistics and CSCAR director, and Chuck Kowalski, professor of dentistry and CSCAR faculty associate. The session, $125 for U-M affiliates and $275 for non-affiliates, is recommended for any scholar seeking a refresher in statistical measurement, design and analysis. The registration deadline is Mon. (Feb. 23). For information, call 763-0341.

Get on board with M-Pathways

Staff interested in finding out more about M-Pathways can attend two interchanges Wed. (Feb. 25) in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union.

Noon-1:30 p.m., Gretchen Weir, M-Pathways communications coordinator, will give a presentation on how users will get on board M-Pathways. Weir will show how software is available on the M-Pathways Web site, and how users may sign on to M-Pathways databases using Citrix. This description of how the roll-out works will be of interest to any staff who will be using M-Pathways in the next year.

Bill Wrobleski, head of the M-Pathways technical infrastructure team, will discuss technical aspects of the M-Pathways project 2-4 p.m. The session is intended to satisfy the curiosity technical staff have about M-Pathways solutions for output management, batch scheduling, data delivery, Web access, IVR, security, electronic data interchange (EDI), and Citrix, the software that will deliver M-Pathways systems to users.

Young reads from his work

As part of the ongoing Visiting Writers Series, Al Young will read from his fiction at 5 p.m. Thurs. (Feb. 19) in Rackham Amphitheater. Young, who spent much of his childhood in Michigan and attended the U-M, has published many works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Among his recent work is Drowning in the Sea of Love, for which he received the 1996 PEN/USA Award for best non-fiction book. His reading is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, YoHA and LS&A. The Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the Department of English and Borders Books & Music, and brings prominent authors to campus throughout the year. All readings are free. For more information, call the Hopwood Room, 764-6296.

CutTime Players perform at Dearborn

The CutTime Players, an eight-piece ensemble of members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, will perform and discuss chamber music with students from the Dearborn Public Schools as part of the group's involvement in the Fair Lane Music Guild's Artists-in-Residence Program on Mon.-Tues. (Feb. 23-24).

The program is offfered in conjunction with the Fair Lane Music Guild Concert at 7:30 p.m. March 1 at the Henry Ford Estate. For more information, call (313) 593-5330.

Tienda speaks on 'Color and Opportunity'

Marta Tienda, professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University and research associate, Office of Population Research, will speak on "Color and Opportunity" at 4 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Clements Library.

Tienda is co-author of The Hispanic Population of the United States, and co-editor of Divided Opportunities: Poverty, Minorities and Social Policy and Hispanics in the U.S. Economy. Using Chicago as a case study, she will show how race and ethnic social and economic inequality remain defining features of life in the United States, particularly in large urban areas.

Sponsored by the Institute for Social Research (ISR) and Department of Sociology, Tienda's lecture is part of ISR's Distinguished University Lecture Series in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. For more information, call 764-8364 or visit the Web at

M-Fit offers Fitness Center discounts

M-Fit is offering membership discounts to the Ann Arbor Ice Cube Fitness Center. U-M employees and students are eligible for discounts of 20 percent on annual memberships, 15 percent on six-month memberships and 10 percent on three-month memberships. Members will receive a complete orientation and consultation to begin their program. Aerobics classes are free to all members. The Fitness Center is located on the main floor of the Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Dr., between Scio-Church and Waters roads. For more information, call 998-8700.

Pharmacology accepting summer fellowship applications

The Department of Pharmacology is accepting applications for the 1998 Charles Ross Summer Research Fellowship for Minority Undergraduate or Graduate Students. Applicants must be full-time students, have completed at least two terms and maintained a 3.0 or better GPA, be a member of an underrepresented minority group and be willing to devote three months to laboratory research. Support includes a $3,000 stipend, supervision by a faculty member, laboratory supplies and participation in laboratory discussions and departmental seminars.

Applications are due March 31. For more information, call 764-8165.