The University Record, March 11, 1998


Crime Alert

Several residential burglaries occurred during the early morning hours of Feb. 22 in Northwood V Family Housing. In each instance, entry was gained by forcing a sliding glass door. Northwood residents are urged to use a horizontal bar or stick to supplement the sliding door latches. Contact the Family Housing Office if your door does not have a bar.

Residents are encouraged to keep records of serial numbers of valuable items. Engravers are available from the Department of Public Safety for those wishing to engrave their property.

Keep your eye out for suspicious activity and report it immediately.

If you have any information about the Feb. 22 thefts, call 763-1131.

U received $27 million in gifts in January

At their February meeting, the Regents accepted $27,792,439 in gifts received during January. The total includes $19,433,730 from individuals, $2,473,002 from corporations, $4,953,422 from foundations, and $932,285 from associations and others.

Social, cultural critic Richard Sennet delivers CAUP Wallenberg Lecture

Social and cultural critic Richard Sennett will deliver the 1998 College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) Wallenberg Lecture at 6 p.m. Wed. (March 18). Sennett, who has written extensively on cities and urban life, will discuss "The Spaces of Democracy."

Sennett is University Professor of the Humanities at New York University and Centennial Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics, and chair of the Council on Civil Society. He has chaired the International Committee on Urban Studies sponsored by UNESCO and the Rockefeller Foundation, as well as the International Social Science Council's Advisory Committee on Cities. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Royal Society of Literature.

Sennett is the author of Families Against the City, The Uses of Disorder, The Hidden Injuries of Class, The Conscience of the Eye, and most recently Flesh and Stone: The Body and the City in Western Civilization, praised by Publishers Weekly as "an engrossing history of the city told through people's movements."

The CAUP Wallenberg series is designed to keep alive the memory of Wallenberg's acts of compassion and to celebrate architecture and urban planning as a humane social art. The series was initiated in 1971 and an endowment was established in 1976.

Turn in reimbursement account claims by March 18

To ensure reimbursement in your March paycheck, turn in your Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Account(s) claims by March 18. Forms may be dropped off or mailed to the Benefits Office (Main Campus), Wolverine Tower-Low Rise G405, 3003 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1278. Allow sufficient time for mail delivery, as forms are considered within the deadline based on the date received in the Benefits Office. Due dates also appear on the Benefits Office Web site at http://www., and in the Reimbursement Account(s) Claims Kit. For more information, call the Benefits Office, 763-1214.

Pound House open house is March 15

The Pound House Children's Center will host an open house 1:30-3 p.m. Sun. (March 15). The Center provides half- or full-day programs for children 2-5 years of age from faculty, staff and student families. The open house will give families the opportunity to tour the Center and meet the teaching staff. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 998-8440.

Ellsworth to discuss 'Emotion, Cognition and Culture'

In honor of her appointment to the Robert B. Zajonc Collegiate Professorship of Psychology, Prof. Phoebe Ellsworth will present a lecture on "Emotion, Cognition and Culture" at 4:10 p.m. Wed. (March 18) in Rackham Amphitheater. A reception will follow in the Assembly Hall.

Ellsworth will examine the idea that emotions correspond to people's interpretations of their environment, and that individual or cultural differences in emotion correspond to differences in these interpretations. She will describe work on cultural universals and cultural differences, explain appraisal theories of emotion, and propose a hypothesis of "universal contingencies." Her talk will concentrate on comparisons of Chinese and American children and adults.

'Conflict of Interest' focus of RRP

"Conflict of Interest" will be the focus of a presentation by Fred L. Bookstein, research scientist at the Institute of Gerontology, 7-9 p.m. Wed. (March 18) in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League. His presentation is Topic 5 of the free, public Research Responsibility Program (RRP) of the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

For information about the RRP, visit the Web at http://www.responsibi, call 763-1289 or send e-mail to

Rosenberg keynotes Sixth Annual Women's Forum

Sheli Z. Rosenberg, president and chief executive officer of Equity Group Investments Inc. and Equity Financial and Management Co., will deliver the keynote address for the Sixth Annual Women's Forum at 4:30 p.m. March 19 in Hale Auditorium, Business School. Rosenberg will speak on "Power & Influence: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges."

Rosenberg is responsible for overseeing corporate operations, strategic planning and staffing of Equity Group Investments and its related entities. Additionally, she is Managing Director of EGI REI, which manages all real estate related investments of Equity Group Investments. She also serves on the board of directors of several companies, including CVS Corp., Jacor Communications, and Anixter International Inc.

The Forum is sponsored by the Business School, the Center for the Education of Women, and Michigan Business Women. A reception will follow the keynote address. No registration is necessary. For more information, call 936-2502.

Learn do-it-yourself leadership training

Catherine Lilly and Bruce Spiher from the Information Technology Division (ITD) will present a workshop on " Leadership Training: How to Do It Yourself!" at 4 p.m. Tues. (March 17) in the Michigan Room, Michigan League. Lilly and Spiher developed and implemented a program in ITD that involved managers training each other in critical leadership skills. The presentation will provide an overview of that program, beginning with defining the skills that should be part of the leadership model for the unit, and ending with one-hour weekly training sessions over a three-month period.

Videoconference focuses on admissions dilemmas of students of color

"Recruitment & Admissions Dilemmas in Higher Education: What's Next for Students of Color" is the focus of a videoconference 1-3 p.m. Wed. (March 18) in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union. Provost Nancy Cantor will be one of the speakers at ths program, which is sponsored by Black Issues in Higher Education.

Benefit concert honors Lipschutz, aids female graduate students at U-M

A benefit performance March 27 by pianist Ursula Oppens will honor the memory of Susan Lipschutz, former associate provost in the Office of Academic Affairs. The concert also will provide additional endowment funds for the Susan Lipschutz Fellowship Fund for Women Graduate Students.

Memorial gifts to date have ensured that an annual award of $5,000 can be made to assist a woman doctoral student with her summer research and dissertation expenses. The first award will be presented at the concert.

Tickets for the concert, which will include the music of Beethoven, Babbitt and the U-M's Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom, range in price from $60 to $2,500 (most of which is tax deductible) and are available by contacting Kathy, 647-4572.

Oppens is appearing through the University Musical Society and has dedicated this program to Lipschutz.

Nuland to speak on physician-assisted suicide, William Carlos Williams

Sherwin Nuland, clinical professor of surgery at Yale University School of Medicine and author of the best-selling book How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter, will speak at 2 p.m. today (March 11) at the Ford Auditorium, University Hospital. His topic will be "Physician-Assisted Suicide through the Ages." This evening at 8 p.m., in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg., Nuland will participate in a seminar on the work of writer William Carlos Williams. Panelists include Deanne Lundin, lecturer in English, and Michael Schoenfeldt, associate professor of English. Howard Markel, director of the Historical Center for the Health Sciences and assistant professor of pediatrics and communicable disease, will moderate the discussion.

Both events are part of the Year of Humanities & Arts (YoHA). For more information, call 763-6048, send e-mail to, or see the YoHA Web site at

Learn about sufficient sample size at CSCAR workshop

"Determining Sufficient Sample Size," a workshop for researchers, will be offered twice, 1-5 p.m., March 25 and 31, in the West Lecture Room, Rackham Bldg. The workshop, presented by the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research (CSCAR), will be led by Brenda Gillespie, assistant professor of biostatistics and associate director of CSCAR, and Myra Kim, assistant research scientist for CSCAR. The session, $85 for U-M affiliates and $175 for non-affiliates, is recommended for any scholar who prepares research proposals requiring appropriate sample size. Those interested should register before March 20 by calling 763-0341.

Pierpont Commons seeking tacky stuff

Pierpont Commons will hold its annual Tacky Art Sale fundraiser April 1. In keeping with the Environmental Theme Semester, this year's show will reflect the relationship between art and the environment. "The Exclusive Garden Show: A Totally Tasteless Exhibition of Shameless Garden Art" will feature all manner of ornaments and object d'art found in yards and gardens or representing garden-related themes.

Donations are encouraged and are tax-deductible. Proceeds from the show support free arts programs at the Commons. For information, call Leslie Davis, 764-7544, or send e-mail to

Fall Move-In dates set

Fall Student Move-In has been set for Sept. 1-3, according to the Housing Information Office and Office of New Student Programs. University Housing will convene its Move-In Task Force and Move-In Planning Group, which will implement the traditional staggered move-in program for early arriving, first-year and returning residents.

CICs have job openings

The Campus Information Centers (CICs), located in the Michigan Union and Pierpont Commons, have openings for information assistants. The CICs serve as the central point for comprehensive University information and referral, providing information in person, on the phone, via e-mail ( and on the Web at

Information assistants are responsible for gathering, organizing, filing and sharing information related to U-M events, facilities, services, departments and student organizations as well as selected community events.

CIC staff members hone computer skills, utilize problem-solving techniques, learn in-depth information about the University and polish public relations skills. Pay starts at $6 per hour. Applicants must be currently registered undergraduate or graduate students, preferably with Work Study.

Applications are available from and due to the CIC on the first floor of the Michigan Union by 5 p.m. Mon. (March 16).

IM racquetball deadline is March 19

The entry deadline for the 1998 Racquetball Tournament, sponsored by the Intramural Sports Program, is 4:30 p.m. March 19 at the Intramural Sports Bldg. (IMSB), 606 E. Hoover. Fees are $5 for singles, $9 for doubles. The tournament will be held beginning at 10 a.m. March 21-22 at the IMSB. For information, call 763-3562.

Bogan, Ford to read from works

Two writers will read from their work this month as part of the ongoing free, public Visiting Writers Series. Both readings will be held at 5 p.m. in Rackham Amphitheater.

Don Bogan will read from his poetry Thurs. (March 12). He is the author of two books of poetry, most recently, The Known World, as well as a critical study, A Necessary Order: Theodore Roethke and the Writing Process. Bogan has received several awards for his poetry and currently teaches at the University of Cincinnati.

Richard Ford will read from his fiction on March 19. Ford, who taught writing at U-M, is the author of five novels and two collections of short stories. His novel Independence Day is the only novel to receive both the Pulitzer Prize and the Pen/Faulkner Award. Women With Men, a collection of three short stories, was published in 1997.

The Visiting Writers Series is co-sponsored by the Department of English and Borders Books & Music, and brings prominent authors to campus throughout the year. For information, call 764-6296.

Postal update is March 12

Mail Service will host a seminar on non-profit mailings and other postal information 9 a.m.-noon Thurs. (March 12) in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union.

The first session will cover non-profit mailing qualifications and regulations. The second will cover changes in Campus Mail, postal design, addressing, rates and automation updates. To register, send e-mail to or call 764-9227.

Look behind the scenes at 'Sesame Street Unpaved'

Department of Communication Studies will sponsor a Children's Television Network (CTN) production of "Sesame Street Unpaved," 4-5:30 p.m. Mon. (March 16) in the Michigan Union Ballroom. The production is part of CTN's 30th anniversary celebration of this landmark television program.

The 90-minute program will include a multi-media presentation by members of the senior creative team, including puppeteers, writers, musicians and on-air talent. The team will present a comprehensive, entertaining, behind-the-scenes look at the program. Audience members will be invited to ask questions and request demonstrations of the process. For more information, call the Department of Communication Studies, 647-9723.

Kinesiology Day is March 12

The Division of Kinesiology will host "Kinesiology Day," a program of oral, poster and video presentations related to the study of movement, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thurs. (March 12) in the Michigan League Ballroom.

Provost Nancy Cantor will keynote the event, and kinesiology faculty and graduate students will make 15-minute presentations on such issues as the role of exercise in preventing and treating heart failure, athletic medicine at Michigan and infants' abilities to remember motor tasks. For more information, call Anne Garcia, 647-2689, or send e-mail to

Coontz to speak March 16

Stephanie Coontz, historian and author of The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap and a new book, The Way We Really Are: Coming To Terms With America's Changing Families, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Mon. (March 16) in Rackham Auditorium.

Coontz, whose work on the history of American families has placed her at the center of the family values debate in American politics, has appeared nationally on television news and talk shows and been featured in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. She will speak on "Escaping the Nostalgia Trap: Women, Families and Family Values."

The lecture is sponsored by the Graduate School's "Evenings at Rackham" lecture series, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Women's Studies Program and the Program in American Culture. A reception, co-sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women and the Family Care Resources Program, will precede the lecture at 6 p.m. in the Rackham Lobby. For more information, call 647-6388.

Philip Hefner to deliver Kauper Lecture

Philip Hefner, professor of systematic theology at the Luther School of Theology, Chicago, will deliver the 16th annual Kauper Lecture at 4 p.m. Sun. (March 15) in Room 120, Law School. He will speak on "The Spiritual Challenge in a Scientific Age." Hefner also is director of the Chicago Center for Religion and Science and editor of Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science.

A reception will follow his lecture, which is sponsored by the Lutheran Campus Ministry. The lecture series honors Paul Kauper, former Law School faculty member and constitutional scholar who was active with the Ministry for many years.

For information, call 668-7622.