The University Record, March 25, 1998


Hamburg speaks on 'Preventing Deadly Conflict'

David Hamburg, president emeritus of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and co-chair, Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict, will speak on "Preventing Deadly Conflict: The Role of the Scientific Community," at 4 p.m. April 2 in Assembly Hall, Rackham Bldg.

Hamburg will lecture on parts of the Commission's report that speak to the scientific community. Hamburg also will describe how, through their institutions and organizations, scientists and scholars can strengthen research in ways that can aid the efforts to understand the precursors of deadly conflict and the actions that can prevent deadly conflict. This work includes the study of the biology and psychology of aggressive behavior, child development, intergroup relations, prejudice and ethnocentrism, the origins of wars and conditions under which wars end, weapons development and arms control, and innovative pedagogical approaches to mutual accommodation and conflict resolution.

For more information, visit the Web at 8/hamburg.html or call 647-9085. Hamburg's lecture is part of the Distinguished Lecture Series on National Research Policy sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Learn about the Taxpayer Relief Act

TIAA-CREF and the Benefits Office will co-sponsor a free seminar on "The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997: Changes and Choices," 10-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3 p.m. April 21, and noon-1:30 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. April 22. All sessions will be held in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Michigan League. Topics include IRA Enhancements (including Roth and Education IRAs), Elimination of Excise Taxes, Changes in Capital Gains Tax, and Expanded Exemption from Estate/Gift Taxes. All faculty and staff are invited.

Nominations due for Business School staff recognition awards

Nominations for the Business School Staff Recognition Program by Business School staff, faculty, students and visitors must be received by April 29. Forms and drop boxes are available at the Business School on the second floor outside the Mail Room, outside the Kresge Library Research Support Office, on the first floor of the Executive Education Center, and on the basement level outside Document Processing. Nominations also can be made via e-mail by sending a message to

For more information or eligibility guidelines regarding, please contact one of the Staff Recognition committee members: Ruth Acir, Stefanie Ainley, Dawn Bednarski, Lisa Bennett, George Benson (co-chair), Kevin Connor, Heidi Dziak, Doris Harris, Margaret Oberle, Kevin Sobieski, Lisa Thompson and Linda Veltri.

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.

Todorov gives CES winter keynote

Tzvetan Todorov, director of research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris, will speak on "The Memory of Violence," at 4 p.m. April 1 in Room 1636, School of Social Work Bldg. Todorov's talk is the winter 1998 Keynote lecture at the Center for European Studies (CES). A reception will follow.

Works by Todorov include The Conquest of America, On Human Diversity, The Morals of History, Facing the Extreme: Moral Life in the Concentration Camps, and A French Tragedy.

Todorov's visit is cosponsored by Program in the Comparative Study of Social Transformations, the International Instititue, the Department of Romance Languages and the Program in Comparative Literature. For more information, send e-mail to

C-SPAN chief to speak at media, technology conference

"New Media, New Challenges, New Possibilities" will be explored during the first free, public Conference on Media and Technology Fri.-Sat. (March 27-28) at the Michigan Union. Hosts for the event are the Department of Communication Studies and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. The conference is made possible by the John D. Evans Fund for Media and Technology.

C-SPAN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian Lamb, will give the keynote address 5:30-6:30 p.m. Fri. to kick off the event.

The conference will bring together a group of distinguished panelists 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Business executives in the field, scholars, and media regulators will reflect on challenges to industry--and the government--posed by new technologies. What uncertainties has the rapid evolution of communications technologies presented to businesses? What areas of policy-making are most pressing? How are ongoing media mergers shaping the economic and political environment in which businesses and policy makers operate? What economic and policy issues should be of most concern to everyday citizens, and on which are people especially ill-informed?

Panelists who have studied and written about users of the new media technologies will discuss the relationship between older technologies like TV and newer ones like the Internet. Is the Web encouraging an already fragmented "mass" audience to become even more fragmented and self-absorbed? How are new communication technologies, particularly those that allow for more interactive exchanges, likely to alter the composition of audiences and the way they use the media?

Other discussions will focus on how computing and the Internet shape and construct--and possibly undermine--communities. After initial euphoria about the endless democratic possibilities of the Web, what do we know now about community-building on the Web? How do concerns about privacy undermine these possibilities? How do technologies of collaboration alter our experience of community, or permit new forms of community? Have these technologies extended possibilities for public life, or do they contribute to privatization of American life?

Saturday panelists include: Leo Hindery of Tele-Communications Inc. and InterMedia Partners; Eli Noam of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, Columbia University; James Quello, former commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; Henry Jenkins of the Comparative Media Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); W. Russell Neuman of the Program on Information and Society, University of Pennsylvania; Robert Kraut of Carnegie-Mellon University; Phil Agre of the University of California, San Diego; Lee Sproull of Boston University; and Wanda Orlikowski of MIT.

For more Information, call the Department of Communication Studies, 764-0420 or send e-mail to

Bollinger appoints general counsel search advisory team President Lee C. Bollinger has appointed an eight-member search advisory Committee for the new post of vice president and general counsel, chaired by law Prof. Theodore J. St. Antoine. The group will help Bollinger conduct a national search for this key position. "We seek to appoint to this position an individual eminently qualified to fulfill the general counsel's role as chief legal officer for the University," Bollinger said in announcing the appointments March 16.

Nominations of outstanding candidates for the position, as well as comments on issues that the committee should be alert to as it proceeds, may be sent to: Theodore J. St. Antoine, Chair, Search Advisory Committee for the Vice President and General Counsel, Office of the President, University of Michigan, 2080 Fleming Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1340.

Search Advisory Committee:

Theodore J. St. Antoine, the James E. and Sarah Degan Professor of Law; Noreen M. Clark, dean, School of Public Health, the Marshall H. Becker Collegiate Professor of Public Health and professor of health behavior and health education; Louis G. D'Alecy, professor of physiology, Medical School; Tom A. Goss, the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Intercollegiate Athletics; Kyle D. Logue, assistant professor of law; Daniel A. Mazmanian, dean and professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment; Abigail J. Stewart, professor of psychology and of women's studies, director, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and research scientist, Center for the Education of Women; and Gary D. Krenz, special counsel to the president, liaison to the President's Office.

Advanced Study Center presents Marty

The Advanced Study Center of the International Institute, as part of its Distinguished Lecture Series, will present "When the Committed Aren't Civil and the Civil Aren't Committed: Religious Problems and Possibilities," a lecture by Martin Marty, Divinity School, University of Chicago. The talk will take place 4-6 p.m. Mon. (March 30) in Room 1636, School of Social Work Bldg.

Marty specializes in late 18th-century and 20th-century American religion. His scholarly works include the multi-volume Modern American Religion. Marty is also an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

His lecture is co-sponsored by the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Office of the LS&A Dean, Law School and the Department of Philosophy in conjunction with the Advanced Study Center Seminar Series, sponsored in part by a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts. For more information, call Deanna K.G. Ferrante,764-2268.

Hoffman gives Copernicus lecture on March 31

Eva Hoffman, winner of the Whiting Award for writing and former editor of The New York Times Book Review, will speak on "Shtetl: A History of Conflict and Coexistence, at 8 p.m. Tues. (March 31) in Rackham Amphitheater.

Hoffman was born in Krakow, Poland, where she received her early schooling and musical education before emigrating to Canada in 1959. Her ties to her homeland are evident in her most recent book, Shtetl: The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews, which delves into the complicated relations between Poles and Jews from the 16th-20th centuries.

Hoffman's talk is part of the Copernicus Lectures sponsored by the Nicolaus Copernicus Endowment and the Center for Russian and East European Studies. For more information, call 647-2237.

UMatter program wins acclaim

The UMatter Award Program has received the Most Unique Special Event award from the Association of Conference and Event Directors International. This program was conceived and developed by Human Resources and Affirmative Action in 1996, to honor U-M staff members for an outstanding achievement or contribution to their unit, or for providing exemplary service to the University. Co-chairs of the program are Diane Vasquez and Wendy Powell.

Hatcher classes teach Web research

In upcoming weeks, the Hatcher Graduate Library will present three workshops at the Faculty Exploratory. To register for any of these sessions call Julie Adlhoch, 763-1539, or send e-mail to Space is limited. A basic familiarity with an internet browser is recommended, and sessions will provide ample "surf time." Faculty who missed the session on the Web of Science can visit the Web at http://www/

"From the Archives to Your Desktop: Primary Sources on the Web," 3-5 p.m. Thurs. (March 26). This workshop will teach participants how to locate and track the archival materials and other primary sources which interest them most. Participants will learn about some of the outstanding sites that feature original documents, and see how these sites an networked directories open up new possibilities for scholarly research and classroom use. Staff from the Bentley Historical Library who have collaborated with University Library staff to create web-based finding aids will discuss current and future trends in the digitization of access to primary sources.

"Putting the World Back in the World Wide Web: A Workshop on Mapping and Geographic Resources on the Internet," 10-11:30 a.m. Wed. (April 1). The continual enhancement of Internet technologies, combined with advances in Geographic Information Systems, has resulted in new types of information resources on the Web. This workshop will provide an introduction to useful sites for interactive mapping on the Internet, and cover other sites that provide geographical information. Sites to be explored include virtual map libraries, interactive street mapping and driving-direction calculators such as MapQuest, online gazetteers for place name location (both for the U.S. and other countries), as well as sites that enable the end user to create basic maps of demographic variables.

For an annotated list of Web-based geographic resources, check the Library's Web site at

"Law and Legislation: Congressional Compass and Other Sources of Legislative Information," 10-11:30 a.m. April 3. Do you want to know the latest on a law or legislation as it progresses through the congressional highways and byways? Do you monitor grant proposals on a daily basis? What was really said in yesterday's Congressional hearing? This seminar will guide participants through ways to access these and many other informative databases.

The most comprehensive Web-based source of U.S. legislative information can be found at

Martha Cook hosts 'International Tea'

The Martha Cook Building Residents will host their annual International Tea, 3-5 p.m. Fri. (March 27) at the Martha Cook Bldg. Food from 15 countries will be on hand, as well as entertainment including Indian dancing, and a fashion show featuring traditional ethnic dress. There is no admission fee and the public is welcome. The Martha Cook Building is located at 906 S. University Ave. For more information, call Leslie Calhoun, 764-7067, or Alexandra Berardi, 764-7066.

Units must report outside A/C repair work

In accordance with provisions of the Clean Air Act, the University is required to track all uses of refrigerants. This is done by the Utilities & Maintenance Services A/C shop which also maintains refrigerant use documentation.

Outside air conditioner repair firms used by University units must register the person or persons who do the work with Frank Hilberer at the A/C shop before work is started. Repairers must have the appropriate level of certification for the work they are doing (there are four different levels) before starting the job, and fill out forms available at the service shop before beginning work. The forms document the recovery tanks and reclaim units and track vented and replacement gas.

Units using ouside repair shops must supply the above information, and keep copies of that information for each job. If at any time the Environmental Protection Agency audits the University, outside contractors are considered employees, and become a unit's responsibility. There are large fines for improper or no records about repairs and new installations.

Expert on eyewitness testimony speaks April 3

Eyewitness testimony specialist Elizabeth Loftus will speak on "Dealing With Eyewitness Testimony," at 1:30 p.m. April 3 in the Michigan League Ballroom. The lecture is sponsored by the Law School, Department of Psychology, and the litigation and criminal law sections of the State Bar of Michigan.

Loftus, professor of psychology and adjunct professor of law, University of Washington, has conducted research and written extensively in this field for more than 20 years, providing insight into the reliability of eyewitness testimony. She has been an expert witness or consultant in high-profile cases including those of Michael Jackson, the Hillside Strangler, Abscam, Oliver North, Rodney King, Cardinal Bernardin, Ted Bundy and McMartin Preschool.

Loftus' presentation will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Mel Guyer, professor of psychiatry; Colleen Seifert, associate professor of psychology; Donald Shelton, Washtenaw County trial court judge; Gail Benson, attorney; John Wiechel, accident reconstruction expert; and Demosthenes Loranos, licensed psychologist and attorney. For more information, call 764-0446.

Topic is grant writing in the humanities

The Institute for the Humanities and Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies will co-sponsor a workshop on "Successful Grant Writing in the Humanities" 4-7 p.m. April 2 in the East Study Lounge, Rackham Bldg. Chris Black, program representative for the Division of Research Development and Administration, will talk with graduate students about techniques for crafting successful applications and proposals for fellowships and grants. All interested graduate students are invited to attend as much of the material will be applicable to disciplines other than the Humanities.

There is no fee; students will be accommodated on a first-come first-served basis. Handouts from the December workshop on "Writing to Win Grants and Fellowships in the Humanities" will be available for those who missed that session. For more information, call 936-3518.

'Show and Tell' symposium addresses museums and narrative

"Show and Tell," the second part of a series on museums and narrative sponsored by the fellows of the Institute for the Humanities, will be held 1-4 p.m. Sat. (March 28) in Auditorium C, Angell Hall. The symposium features David Wilson, Patrick Nagatani and Joseph Grigely--a museum director and two artists--discussing ways in which the artist or museum setting can create fictional or personal narratives that strongly influence the viewer's reaction to an exhibition.

Wilson, founder and director of the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Culver City, Calif., will talk about "A Rich Man in the Kingdom of God: Sculpture in the Microscopic Realm." Nagatani, photographer and professor, University of New Mexico, will speak on "Surveying Time: Ryoichi's Photo-Documentation of His Archaelogical Digs." Grigely, Institute fellow and artist from the School of Art and Design, will talk about "Exhibition Prosthetics," a term he uses to describe elements that serve a prosthetic function in relation to making and exhibiting art.

The symposium is supported by the Jill S. Harris Memorial Fund, LS&A, the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of the Vice-Provost for the Arts. For more information, call 936-3518.

U-M-Flint receives endowment for geology and earth science

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 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 on an annual basis since 1991. In making the announcement, Marsh said, "this very special gift will provide important scholarship assistance to the expanding student population in the department.

"By endowing the fund," Marsh said, "qualifying earth and resource science students will have the opportunity to receive awards in perpetuity." For more information about the scholarships, call Marsh, (810) 762-3355.

U-M-Dearborn workshop advises on money

"Your Money: Enjoying Now and Retiring with a Smile," a presentation sponsored by the U-M-Dearborn Commission for Women, is scheduled for noon-1:30 p.m. Tues. (March 31) in the Faculty/Student Lounge, University Mall. Financial adviser Isabel Smith will give the free, public presentation. Refreshments will be served, and participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. For more information, call Sharon Bingley, (313) 593-5668.

West Side Story opens dress rehearsal

Due to sell-out ticket sales for the Musical Theatre Department's April 16-19 production of the musical West Side Story, the 8 p.m. April 15 dress rehearsal at the Power Center for the Performing Arts will be open to the public at discounted ticket prices of $12 and $10, $6 for students. To purchase tickets, call 764-0450.

Teleconference looks for solutions to college alcohol abuse

The University Health Service and the Substance Abuse Education Network will sponsor a free teleconference and discussion on "Solutions for Reducing High-Risk Alcohol Use in the College Community," 2-5 p.m. Mon. (March 30) in Lecture Room 1, Modern Languages Bldg., and Room 1180, Media Union. The teleconference will air 2-4 p.m. with discussion 4-5 p.m. The teleconference may be viewed on any University television using UMTV channel 12.

Participants and viewers will learn about the characteristics and implications of high-risk drinking, types of practices and policies that help reduce or change high-risk drinking behaviors, and the steps required to develop an effective program to address student alcohol abuse problems at colleges and universities. For more information, contact Marsha Benz, 647-4656.

La Veniexiana stage reading is March 29

La Veniexiana, a comedy written in 1535, will be presented in a staged reading at 7:30 p.m. Sun. (March 29) at the Law Club's Lounge. A six-person cast including members of the Harlotry Players and the Theatre Department, under the direction of Martin Walsh, will perform Carolyn Balducci's English translation.

This reading will mark the first English-language performance of La Veniexiana, an anonymous Renaissance comedy, in America. It will be similar to the salon-style stagings of private performances of the period. An open discussion will follow and refreshments will be served. Sponsors include the U-M Chapter of the National Lawyers' Guild, the Residential College Theatre Department and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Learn tips for getting NIH grant money

Donna J. Dean, director, Division of Physiological Systems in the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will speak on "Inside the Black Box at NIH: What Grant Applicants Need to Know" at 3 p.m. Thurs. (March 26) in Ford Auditorium.

Dean will give an introduction to the NIH peer review system, a current view of today's NIH grant application review system and anticipated changes, differences in processes for M.D.s and Ph.D.s, the breadth and magnitude of the types of research NIH funds, and other information.

The lecture is sponsored by the Michigan Chapter of Sigma Xi. For information, visit the Web at

Conference focuses on integrating teaching and technology

The Teaching and Technology Collaborative will offer a conference on "Enriching Scholarship: Integrating Teaching, Information and Technology," May 11-15. The program includes sessions on designing better Web pages for teaching and research; enhancing presentations with PowerPoint, Photoshop and other software; facilitating collaboration among students or among research colleagues using effective technology; and finding the best resource materials for use in courses. For more information and free registration, call 936-2371, send e-mail to, or visit the Web at

Networking mixer club meets March 26

The first Alumni Association Networking Mixer Club will meet 7-9 p.m. Thurs. (March 26) at the Espresso Royale Caffé on State St. The featured speaker is Wayne Baker, author of Networking Smart and associate professor of organizational behavior and of human resource management.

Participants must have current membership in the Alumni Association and advance registration is required. To register, call 763-9702 or send e-mail to

'Take Control of Your Career'

The Alumni Association will host "Take Control of Your Career," a five-week workshop 6-8:45 p.m. Tuesdays, March 31-April 28 at the Oak Hollow Corporate Campus in Southfield. The workshop, led by communications consultant Julia M. Matthews, will focus on interviewing and negotiating, preparing a resume, conducting Internet job searches and networking. Participants will receive 12 copies of their edited resume.

Matthews is with Right Management Associates, an international career management and organizational consulting firm named as one of Forbes' "200 Best Small Companies in America."

Registration is $90 for Association members, $125 for non-members and $40 for student members. Pre-payment is required and early registration is encouraged. To register, call 763-8702 or send e-mail to

Turner offers 'Caring for Aging Relatives' workshop

The Geriatrics Center Turner Clinic is hosting "Caring for Aging Relatives," a six-week series running 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, April 1-May 6 in Conference Room 1139, Turner Clinic. The workshop will focus on caregivers' roles, physical aspects of aging, legal issues, Medicare, Medicaid, depression and dementia, community resources, housing, communication and decision-making. There is a fee of $30 per person or $50 per couple. M-CARE members get a 50 percent discount. For more information, call Miyuki Yamakido, Clemintine Benjamin or Karen Vetor, 764-2556.

IRWG meeting features Nancy Cantor

Nancy Cantor, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, will be the guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG), 9:30-11 a.m. Fri. (March 27) in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League. Cantor will address the role of interdisciplinary research on women and gender at the University. Other highlights include a question-and-answer session; introduction of IRWG executive committee members, program directors and staff; and updates on current and future IRWG activities. A breakfast buffet will open the free, public meeting. For more information, call 764-9537.

'Laboratory Safety' is topic

Topic 6 of the Research Responsibility Program (RRP), "Laboratory Safety," will be presented 4-6 p.m. Tues. (March 31) and 7-9 p.m. April 9 in Auditorium 2, School of Public Health II Bldg. Presenters include David P. Ballou, professor of biological chemistry; W. Richard Dunham, distinguished research scientist, Biophysics Research Division; and Cynthia L. Marcello, associate research scientist, plastic and reconstructive surgery.

RRP programs, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Graduate School, are free and open to all faculty, students and staff. For more information, call 763-1289, send e-mail to, or visit the Web at

Opera Theatre performs The Turn of the Screw

The U-M Opera Theatre will present Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw at 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. (March 26-28) and 2 p.m. Sun. (March 29) at the Mendelssohn Theatre. The opera, based on the Henry James novel of the same title, premiered in Venice in 1954. The production hints at a hidden, menacing and even erotic relationship between the living and dead.

The U-M production features guest director Nicolette Molnar, and Martrin Katz with the University Philharmonia Orchestra. Tickets are $18 and $14, students $7. For more information, call 764-0450.

Walk, view changes in landscape

As part of the Environmental Theme Semester, the Clements Library and Nichols Arboretum will present "The Arb and Other American Landscapes," a walk, lecture and exhibition beginning at 2 p.m. Sun. (March 29) at the Washington Heights entrance to the Arb. The program will end with refreshments and a private presentation of the Clements Library exhibition "Changing Perceptions of the American Lanscape."

Rob Cox, curator of manuscripts and photographs at the Clements Library, will lead a walk through various sections of the Arb considering people's perception of and impact on the area. Those who would rather forego the walk and just view the exhibition, which explores the ways in which the American land has been seen and modified by multi-cultural interaction, should arrive at Clements about 3:15 p.m.

Dads: learn to balance family life

James A. Levine, director of The Fatherhood Project at the Families and Work Institute and president of James Levine Communications Inc. will present "Working Fathers: New Strategies for Balancing Work and Family," 1-3 p.m. March 27 in the Pond Room, Michigan Union.

The workshop will give tips on how parents can increase their connection with kids without compromising their professional success, how improving marital relationships can help reduce work-family stress and improve connections with children, and how to make the workplace more family friendly.

The workshop is free, but space is limited. To register, call 998-7080. Levine's lecture is sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women, Family Care Resources Program, Alumni Association and the Ann Arbor News.

Social Work's spring workshops focus on child, family issues

A variety of child and family welfare issues will be addressed in School of Social Work's continuing education workshop series during April and May.

The series includes five separate on-campus workshops, including:


April 6: "Grandparents and Relatives as Parents: Developing a Community Program of Support and Education," 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Hussey Room, Michigan League.

April 9: "Sons and Daughters of the Incarcerated," 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Hussey Room, Michigan League.

May 1: "Rewriting Self-Narratives: Therapeutic Interventions in the Adoption Circle," 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Anderson Room, Michigan Union.

May 5: "Adolescent Girls and Self-Image," 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union.

May 14: "New Frontiers in Family Programs: System Reform in Michigan," 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Vandenberg Room, Michigan League.

For more information, contact Kitty Foyle, 647-4281 or send e-mail to