The University Record, February 25, 1998


Jeanne White-Ginder lecture date changed

Jeanne White-Ginder, the mother of the late AIDS patient Ryan White, will be speaking on campus at 7 p.m. Thurs. (Feb. 26) in Rackham Auditorium. White-Ginder was originally scheduled to speak on Feb. 19. For more information, call Brian Reich, (800) 315-3395 or send e-mail to

Screen privately for eating disorders

The Psychological Clinic is offering eating disorder screenings 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thurs. (Feb. 26) in Suite 2463, East Hall. Free, anonymous screenings consisting of a written screening test, educational information, interview with a health professional and referral are available to students and community members. For those uncomfortable with the idea of attending a public screening event, the Psychological Clinic is also offering free, individual appointments throughout the week. For more information, call 764-3471.

Aged rodents available for research

The Geriatric Center's Core Facility for Aged Rodents makes available aged mice and rats for faculty scientists who wish to carry out pilot research in the biology of aging or disease processes in old age. Any projects, in any discipline, requiring the use of aged rodents and aimed at developing new research approaches, are appropriate. Applications may be submitted at any time. For more information, call Richard Miller, 936-2122 or send e-mail to

Mail Service hosts update seminar March 12

Mail Service will hold a seminar covering non-profit mailing qualifications and regulations (use of University permit, mail changes, postal design, addressing, rates and automation updates) 9 a.m.-noon March 12 in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union. Everyone mailing at the non-profit rate and processing mail by automation should attend to better understand how changes will affect your mailings and time in transit. To register, send e-mail to Kathi Van Tassell@MailServ@Printing or call 764-9227.

Space Station teleconference is Feb. 26

The Center for Microgravity Automation Technology, U-M Students for the Exploration and Development of Space and the Ann Arbor Space Society are sponsoring "International Space Station: Open for Business," a satellite downlink teleconference from NASA and PBS, 1-3 p.m. Thurs. (Feb. 26) in Room 1004, Dow Bldg. Advance information can be found on the Web at The free conference is open to the public. For more information, call J. Edwards, 763-6225.

Faculty member exhibits at East Quad gallery

In "Flesh and Bone," the Residential College (RC) East Quad Art Gallery presents the ceramic works of Susan Crowell, a local artist and RC faculty member.

Highlighted in the show are ceramic works ranging from subtly contoured "dancing" teapots to the installation of two unique pieces, "Yeats Trees" and "Bone Manuscript." In these works, Crowell confronts her time spent living and working in Kyushu, Japan, while addressing the tensions and appreciation the experience spawned. Through the theme of flesh and bone, Crowell fuses oppositional qualities of form and medium to reflect upon and reconcile various facets of her work.

The show will run through Feb. 27; the gallery is open noon­8 p.m. daily.

Funds available for research, creative activities

The Office of the Vice President for Research and the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program are soliciting proposals from teaching and research faculty for activities to be implemented in fall 1998 that integrate teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity. Proposals should have total costs of $500-$4,000 to be spent over one semester, including summer preparation. Special consideration will be given to proposals that add a research component to a course, create opportunities for students and faculty from different disciplines to engage in interdisciplinary research or creative activities or pilot collaborative community based research /creative activities.

Proposals, including a two-three-page narrative detailing the course or project and budget, are due March 15. Awards will be announced mid-April. For more information, visit the Web at me.html, send e-mail to or call Sandra Gregerman, 647-2768.

School of Music students perform March 12

School of music students will perform in a concert at 8 p.m. March 12 in Britton Recital Hall. The program includes the Edward Elgar Serenade for Strings and Igor Stravinsky's complete ballet, Pulcinella. Soloists will by Scott Piper, Allen Schrott and Emily Benner, with conductor Chris Younghoon Kim. For more information, call Kim, 332-9830, or send e-mail to

CRLT sponsors faculty and GSI essay contest on diversity

Faculty and graduate student instructors with teaching and learning experiences affected by diversity are invited to submit narratives to "Experiencing Diversity at the University of Michigan: Faculty and GSI Perspectives," a competition sponsored by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT). Ten winners will receive awards of $400 each.

Narratives should be 800-1,000 words and articulate some aspect of diversity in the U-M environment. CRLT defines diversity as a concept that comprises gender, race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexual identity, disability, geography, religion and other differences that authors find meaningful. CRLT plans to publish the winning narratives or excerpts in an edited volume.

Participants should include their full name and academic status on the narrative. Submissions should be sent via e-mail to by March 20. For more information, send e-mail to Matthew Kaplan,, or Constance Cook,

Tickets available for Big Ten Tournament

A limited number of tickets for the March 5-8 men's basketball Big Ten Tournament at the United Center in Chicago are available to the general public through the U-M Ticket Office. Tickets are sold as a 10-game tournament package for $200 plus a $4 processing fee. No single game tickets are available. Tickets may be purchased by MasterCard or Visa by calling the Ticket Office, 764-0247. Checks or money orders must be made out to U-M Athletics and mailed to University of Michigan Ticket Office, 1000 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2201.

FASAP and FCRP move to Ad Services Bldg.

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) and Family Care Resources Program (FCRP) have moved to the Administration Services Bldg. at 1009 Greene Street. FASAP has also named a new manager, Tom Waldecker. For more information, call FASAP, 998-7500.

UAC's Rude Mechanicals present One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

The University Activity Center's (UAC) Rude Mechanicals will present the stage version of Ken Kesey's novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at 8 p.m. March 12-14 in the Mendelssohn Theatre.

First performed on Broadway in 1963, the drama looks at a state mental hospital, revealing the bureaucracy and brutal treatment of the mentally ill. Tickets are $8, $6 for students, and are available through the Michigan Union Ticket Office or by calling 763-TKTS.

Baker speaks on 'Black Southern Manhood'

Houston A. Baker Jr., director of the Center for the Study of Black Literature and Culture, University of Pennsylvania, will speak on "The Psychodynamics of Modernity and Black Southern Manhood: Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others" at 4 p.m. March 13 at the Clements Library.

Baker is the author of several works of poetry and literary criticism, including Afro-American Poetics: Revisions of Harlem and the Black Aesthetic, The Black Pearl, Black Studies Rap and the Academy, Workings of the Spirit: The Poetics of Afro-American Women's Writing and Visions of Heaven. He is also the co-editor of Afro-American Literary Study in the 1990s. His visit is sponsored by the Department of English, the Clements Library and Center for Afroamerican and African Studies.

CAAS hosts conference in tribute to Harold Cruse

The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS) will host "The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual: Past, Present and Future: A Conference in Tribute to Harold Cruse" March 13-14 at the Alumni Center. On March 13, sessions include: "The Mission of the African American Intellectual: New Perspectives for a New Millennium" (9-10:30 a.m.); "Perspectives on Gender and Culture" (10:15-11:45 a.m.); "Bordercrossings: Rural, Crosscultural and Transnational Perspectives" (1-2 p.m.); "Rethinking the Racial Politics of Community, Citizenship and Urban Space" (2:15-3:45 p.m.); and "Paradigms for Invigorating the Black Spirit" (3:30-5 p.m.). From 5:15-7 p.m. will be a welcome and recognition of Cruse with a keynote address and discussion.

On March 14, sessions include: "The Politics of Identity and the Future of Black Studies" (8:30-10 a.m.); "Mass/Popular Culture, Black Intellectuals and Social Praxis" (12:30-2 p.m.); "Perspectives on Violence and Black Nationalism Since the Antebellum Era" (1:45-3:15 p.m.); "Interrogating the State: Crusian Perspectives on Public Policy and Political Economy" (3-4 p.m.); "On Cruse, Conservatism and the Assault on Affirmative Action" (4:15-5:15 p.m.).

For more information, call CAAS, 764-5513.

Alumni Association sponsors networking clubs

The Alumni Association will host the first of four monthly "Networking Breakfast Club" meetings 7:30-9 a.m. and "Networking Mixer Club" meetings 7-9 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Espresso Royale Caffe, 324 S. State St. Wayne Baker, author of Networking Smart and associate professor of organizational behavior and human resource management, will speak at both meetings.

The clubs are intended to give alumni and students the chance to network with fellow alumni. Only Alumni Association members are eligible to attend. Registration is limited to 45 people per session. To register or join the Association, call Chanel DeGuzman, 763-9702 or send e-mail to

Sign up for IM softball

The Intramural Sports Program will take entries for the 1998 Michigan Classics Softball Program March 2 following the 6 p.m. manager's meeting at Cliff Keen Arena. The entry fee per team is $510 for single game leagues and $1,020 for double-header leagues. Games begin May 4 and will be played Mon.­Fri. at Mitchell Fields. For more information, call 763-3562.

Property Disposition announces new hours

Property Disposition has new hours of operation. The office is open to the public noon-5:55 p.m. Mon., noon-3:55 Tues.-Thurs. and 7:30-11:30 a.m. Fri. It is open to departments and other campus units 8-11 a.m. and noon-4 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. and 8-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4 p.m. Fri.

Additional information is available by calling 764-2470 or visiting the Web at http://www.

White speaks on Disney and the natural world

Richard White, professor of history, University of Washington, will present "Thinking with Nature: Walt Disney and the Natural World" at 4 p.m. March 11 in the Clements Library. White is one of the country's leading environmental historians. His books include The Roots of Dependency: Subsistence, Environment, Social Change Among the Choctaws, Pawnees and Navajos; The Organic Machine; and the prize-winning The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815. His lecture comes from book in progress, Nature's Nation.

White's visit, part of the Environmental Theme Semester, is sponsored by LS&A, the School of Natural Resources and Environment and the Graduate School.

Graduation can be stress-free

Students can have all their questions about graduation answered in one place at the Michigan Union Graduation Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 11-13 on the ground floor of the Union. Representatives from the Alumni Association, commencement ceremony staff, the U-Club, CB Announcements, Diploma Frames, U-M-Online, Registrar's Office, Career Planning & Placement, Athletic Department, Artcarved Rings, Oak Hall Caps & Gowns, Senior Days/Black Celebratory, Michiganensian Yearbook and U-M Photo Services will be on hand. Students may register to win a CD player from Michigan Union Arts & Programs. For more information, call Deb Mexicotte or Joe Gutowski, 763-3202, or send e-mail to or The Fair is sponsored by Michigan Union Arts & Programs and the Union Bookstore.

Protecting human research subjects

Peter G. Lurie, visiting assistant professor in the Residential College and visiting assistant research scientist, Institute for Social Research, will speak on "Protections for Human Subjects in Developing Countries" 4:30-6 p.m. Thurs. (Feb. 26) in Anderson Rooms A-B-C, Michigan Union. The lecture is a special topic in the Research Responsibility Program. For more information, call 763-1289, send e-mail to or visit the Web at http://www.responsibi

No Record March 4

Just a reminder that the Record will not be published March 4. The next issue is March 11. Calendar and Briefings items for that issue must be received by 5 p.m. March 4.

Pi Lambda Phi sponsors essay contest on prejudice

The Michigan Epsilon Deuteron chapter of Pi Lambda Phi is sponsoring an essay contest on the elimination of prejudice. The winner will receive a $500 scholarship from the Pi Lambda Phi Educational Foundation. All students enrolled at the U-M are eligible. Essays should not exceed five pages and should address the writer's definition of prejudice, its effect on him or her and a proposed resolution to this problem. Entry forms are available at the Dean of Students office, 3000 Michigan Union, or the Office of Greek Life, 4115 Michigan Union. Entries must be received by the Dean of Students Office by March 9.

Romeo and Juliet to be performed

New York's The Acting Company will perform Romeo and Juliet at 7 p.m. March 15 at the Michigan Theater under the sponsorship of the theater and the Major Events Office.

The production, set in the 19th century, features sets designed by Tony Award-winner Ming Cho Lee and costumes by Ann Would-Ward, also a Tony winner. The Acting Company, a nationally-touring classical repertory theater, is celebrating its 25th season. It was founded by current producing director Margot Harley and the late John Houseman.

Tickets are $23, $10 for students, and are available at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and all TicketMaster locations. For more information, call 763-TKTS.

HRD presents telecommuting program

Human Resource Development (HRD) will present a three-day telecommuting mini-conference March 11-13. The program will be beneficial to managers, supervisors and staff who work outside the traditional office, have a desire to implement a telecommuting program or manage staff who work out of their home.

Session I: "There's No Space Like Home," 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 11, will provide an understanding of the increasing viability of telecommuting, skills to overcome the biggest home office roadblocks, skills needed to institute high-performance self-management techniques to boost productivity, and knowledge to maximize space by designing a functional, personal and economical home office. The fee for the course is $185.

Session II: "Houston . . . We Have a Problem," 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 12, utilizes a simulation exercise modeled after the Apollo 13 space mission. The model will provide participants with a practical experience about obstacles to managing a telecommuting organization and clear guidelines for effectively managing such an organization. The fee for the session is $375.

Session III: "The Information Technology Division (ITD) Telecommuting Experience at the University of Michigan," 8:30 a.m.-noon, March 13, will discuss how a workplace goes about putting in place a "virtual office" policy that is fair and productive. The fee is $35.

Sessions I and II will be presented by staff from Marshall-Qualtec. Session III features ITD telecommuting project representatives.

For more information, call 764-3185.

Transparencies can be recycled

Last year the University joined with 3M's Transparency Recycling Program and estimates indicate that more than 1,000 pounds of transparencies have been sent to 3M in less than nine months.

If you'd like to join the program, send transparencies to Grounds and Waste Management, 1110 East Huron 1631, or directly to 3M, c/o Gemark, 99 Stevens Lane, Exeter PA 18643. Transparencies sent to 3M should be shipped in boxes, sent "book freight" rate and clearly labeled that they are from the University of Michigan.

U-M-Flint outreach program awarded grant

The U-M-Flint's Center for University Outreach has been awarded a $500,000 grant for 1998 by the C.S. Mott Foundation.

This one-year award is a continuation of a grant received in 1997 and reflects the U-M-Flint's commitment and success in working with the Genessee County community and local community organizations.

The grant renewal provides for the continuation of a number of initiatives including the creation of a non-profit incubator for new and emerging non-profit organizations.

The incubator, to be housed at the Broome Center, will allow emerging organizations to operate at optimum levels to accomplish their missions. The program is designed to empower organization members to grow and sustain their organizations.

Four organizations will begin the program in April, with access to a customized business program, technical assistance and professional development workshops, in addition to full-time office resources including receptionist support, office machine access and meeting space.