The University Record, May 6, 1998


U-M not the source for scam e-mail messages

Officials with the Information Technology Division (ITD) say that the U-M is not the source of two e-mail messages that have been received by some U-M personnel in the past two weeks.

A message offering recipients pornographic materials has a extension in the "From" field. The other, received from several different sources, some of them with the or other .edu extensions, is a credit card scam. Recipients are told there is a problem in billing their America Online account and are asked to respond within 24 hours with their name, address and home phone number. Once credit information is verified, recipients are told, they can expect a $19.95 refund.

ITD officials emphasize that the e-mail addresses are fictional and that the messages have not been routed through campus computers.

If you receive an offensive or inappropriate e-mail message, you should forward it to ITD's user advocate at

Claims cutoff dates for reimbursement accounts approaching

To ensure reimbursement in your May paycheck, Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Account claims must be turned in by May 13 for bi-weekly pay schedules, or May 18 for monthly pay schedules. Forms should be dropped off or mailed to the Main Campus Benefits Office, Wolverine Tower-Low Rise G405, 3003 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1278. Forms are considered within the deadline based on the date received in the Benefits Office. Forms and due dates are available at the Benefits Office Web site,, and in the Reimbursement Account Claims Kit. For more information, call 763-1214.

Search launched for vice president for research

Provost Nancy Cantor will chair a 14-member search advisory committee for the vice president for research. Other members are:

Francis X. Blouin Jr., professor of information and director, Bentley Historical Library; George R. Carignan, associate dean for graduate education and research and research engineer, College of Engineering; Katherine Freese, associate professor of physics; Steven A. Goldstein, professor of surgery and assistant dean for research and graduate studies, Medical School;

James S. House, professor of sociology and director and senior research scientist, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research; Robert L. Kuczkowski, professor of chemistry; Steven L. Kunkel, professor of pathology and associate dean for interdisciplinary programs and initiatives, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies; Betsy Lozoff, professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases and director and research scientist, Center for Human Growth and Development;

Charlotte M. Mistretta, professor of dentistry and of nursing; Jerome Nriagu, professor of environmental chemistry; Seema Pai, LS&A student and chair, Academic Affairs Issues, LS&A Student Government; George I. Shirley, the Joseph Edgar Maddy Distinguished University Professor of Music; and Joyce W. Yen, graduate student, College of Engineering.

Staff support will be provided by Barbara Wagner, Office of the Provost, 3074 Fleming Building 1340. The committee may be reached via e-mail at

North Campus holds yard sale May 9, 16

North Campus Family Housing will hold a yard sale 9 a.m.noon May 9 at the NW Lot 24 near 2155 Cram Place and again May 16 on McIntyre and Stone Road in front of the townhouses. Rain dates are May 10 and 17. For more information, call 764-9998.

Dumas speaks on professional history

The Nursing History Society of the University of Michigan will hold a 6 p.m. dinner followed by a 78:30 p.m. program May 11 at Weber's Inn. The program will feature Rhetaugh Dumas, vice provost and dean emerita and the Lucille Cole Professor of Nursing, speaking on her professional history. Dinner is $25 and the program is free. For information, call Pat Butler, 944-1918.

Fulbright applications now available

Applications for 1999-2000 Fulbright Scholarships are now available at the International Institute.

Fulbright Scholarships allow college and university faculty, as well as professionals outside academe, opportunities for lecturing or advanced research in nearly 130 countries. Awards range from two months to a full academic year, and many assignments are flexible to the needs of the grantee.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens with Ph.D.s or comparable professional qualifications. For certain fields such as the fine arts, a terminal degree in the field may be sufficient. Those applying for lecturing awards should have university or college teaching experience. Foreign language skills are needed in some countries, but most lecturing assignments are in English.

The application deadline for lecturing and research grants is Aug. 1. The deadline for Fulbright seminars for international education and academic administrators is Nov. 1.

Information and application materials are available from the USIA Fulbright Scholar Program, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, 3007 Tilden St. N.W., Suite 5L, Washington, DC 20008-3009, (202) 686-8677; on the Web at, via e-mail to; or by calling 763-9200.

Washington Post op-ed added to admissions lawsuit Web page

A link to "The Educational Importance of Race," an op-ed piece by President Lee C. Bollinger and Provost Nancy Cantor that appeared in the April 28 issue of The Washington Post, has been added to the "Information on Admissions Lawsuits" section ( of the University's home page.

The lawsuits site provides information on the lawsuits that challenge the University's use of race as a factor in undergraduate admissions and admissions at the Law School. Included are details on the two suits, statements by University administrators about the suits, frequently asked questions, Record articles on the suits, links to Senate Assembly discussions about diversity, and a statement on the importance of diversity in higher education from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Reserve videos for fall term classes

Faculty who would like to reserve videos from the Film and Video Library (FVL) for fall term classes may do so at any time. FVL's holdings can be found in the MCAT database of MIRLYN and in a new Web-based catalog accessible through the FVL home page at Reservation requests may be called in to 764-5360, faxed to 764-6849, sent via e-mail to or requested in person at Room 2178, Shapiro Library. Reservation requests must include name and department, video title, date to be shown in class, course number and approximate class enrollment.

1999 Regents' meeting schedule approved

The Regents have approved the meetings schedule for 1999. Dates are: Jan. 2122, Feb. 1819, March 1819 (March 18 at U-M-Dearborn), April 1516, May 2021, June 1718, July 1516, Sep. 1617, Oct. 2122 (Oct. 21 at U-M-Flint), Nov.1819, Dec.1617. For more information, visit the Web at

Sager lecture is today

In conjunction with the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology's Annual Resident Paper Day, the 13th annual Abram Sager Lecture will be held at 4 p.m. today (May 6) at Sheldon Auditorium, Towsley Center. James M. Roberts, professor and vice chairman (research) of the Department of Obstetrics at the University of Pittsburgh and director of the Magee-Women's Research Institute, will speak on "Wither Toxemia."

Abram Sager was the first president of the Medical School in 1868, a position he held until 1875. He also was the chair of botany and zoology in 184254, and chair of obstetrics and gynecology in 185074.

Join a vanpool

Regular and temporary employees from the Brighton, Clinton, Grass Lake and Jackson areas may join a U-M Vanpool and ride to work with others from their area in a 15-passenger van for a monthly fee of $65 by payroll deduction. For more information, call Transportation Services, 764-3429, or visit the Web at

Gain 'Freedom from Smoking'

Want to kick the smoking habit? M-Fit is offering "Freedom From Smoking," a seven-week group smoking cessation program starting Tues. (May 12). An introductory session will be held 6:308 p.m. Thurs. (May 7) at the East Ann Arbor Health Center. The program costs $65, and M-CARE discounts of $30 are available. For more information, call Sharon Sheldon, 998-7641, or Lisa Schneider, 647-5645.

Learn about 'Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements'

The Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group will host "Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements," a presentation by Mark Moyad, co-author of The ABC's of Prostate Cancer, 6:30 p.m. Thurs. (May 7) in Room 2C108, University Hospital. Audience members should bring bottled vitamins, minerals and supplements for a discussion of their benefits. Complimentary copies of Moyad's book will be available. For more information, call 936-5938.

CREES workshop focuses on identity formation

The Center for Russian and East European Studies will host a workshop conference on "Identity Formation and Social Issues in Global Perspective," May 1115 in Room 1644, International Institute. The schedule of workshops is as follows:

• May 11: 1011 a.m., "Introduction and Agenda Setting"; 11:30 a.m.1 p.m., "Systemic Identities and Problems"; 2:304 pm, "Gender Through Focus Groups."

• May 12: 10:30 a.m.noon, "Winners, Losers and the Nature of the Game"; 1:303 p.m., "Integrating Surveys and Focus Groups."

• May 13: 10:30 a.m.noon, "Identities of Survival;" 1:303 p.m., "Gender and the Ethnographic Imagination."

• May 1415, 10:30 a.m.-noon, wrap-up and discussion.

For more information, call 764-0351 or send e-mail to

Non-credit studio art classes available

The Art Museum Project at U-M-Dearborn is offering a series of non-credit studio art classes and workshops over 14 weeks beginning May 16.

Classes are open to the public and are designed for students ages 18 and older at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of ability. Most classes meet on a weekly basis, but some concentrated workshops are available. Sessions are held in the art studio on the U-M-Dearborn campus and may use other University facilities as well.

Instructors are recognized throughout the region for their work as artists as well as their teaching ability. Instructors include Susan Kell, Electra Stamelos, Donna Vogelheim, Grace Serra, Kitty Green and Mary Stephenson.

For more information, call (313) 593-3038.

IM spring sports are starting

The Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program will accept entries Thurs. (May 7) for 1998 Spring Term Softball (5:30 p.m., $50), Sand Volleyball (6:30 p.m., $40),

3-on-3 Basketball (7:30 p.m., $20) and Roller Hockey (8 p.m., $45) at the Intramural Sports Bldg. Entry fees are per team. Games will begin May 12 and are played at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Elbel Fields. Games may also be played Sundays due to large numbers of entries. For more information, call 763-3562.

CCF starts new groups

The Center for the Child and Family (CCF) will start new groups at the end of this month. Exact meeting times and start dates will be determined by the group members' schedules. The groups are:

• Finding Your Own Voice: A therapy group for girls in grades 78 who seek a safe, confidential place to learn strategies for coping with personal and relationship problems.

• Coping with Divorce: a ten-week group for children ages 68 who have experienced separation or divorce. The group helps youngsters better understand their own feelings and learn coping strategies.

• The Divorced Parents Workshop: Offered concurrently with "Coping With Divorce," this series empowers separated or divorced adults to help their children make a positive adjustment in the wake of family transition.

All groups meet in Suite 1465 at the Center, 525 E. University. For more information, call 764-9466.

Nichols Arb needs volunteers

Nichols Arboretum needs volunteers to work 9 a.m.noon May 9 and June 13 to clear invasive plants from the Dow Field Prairie. Robert E. Grese, associate professor of natural resources, will lead volunteers in restoring the prairie and surrounding savanna by removing buckthorn and honeysuckle. Depending on the weather, the work may include transplanting in the Dow Field Prairie.

Volunteers should meet at the north end of the Dow Field Prairie wearing appropriate clothing and work gloves, and bring loppers if they have them. Some tools will be available, and snacks are provided. The work session will conclude with a discussion of prairie ecosystems and restoration techniques.

For more information, call Michael Kielb, 763-3466, send e-mail to, or visit the Web at

TTC hosts 'Enriching Scholarship'

The Teaching and Technology Collaborative (TTC) will host "Enriching Scholarship," a week-long series of free seminars, workshops, open houses and demonstrations for faculty on the use of technology in teaching and learning May 1115.

Lester Monts, associate provost for academic and multicultural affairs, will open the series with a talk on "Integrating Information and Technology into the Curriculum." Other featured speakers include Stephen C. Ehrmann, director of the Flashlight Project, which develops and applies evaluation tools to issues arising from the uses of technology in education.

From "The Basics of PowerPoint" and "Shooting Video: A Hands-On Workshop" to "Creating Web pages with Claris HomePage" and "Photoshop Basics," the series offers a week of hands-on opportunities to become familiar with technology applications for teaching. Tours, demonstrations and hands-on exhibits will highlight the Language Resource Center. The Office of Instructional Technology will host activities that illustrate the work of faculty, focusing on building interactivity and collaboration into courses with digital technology.

For more information or to register, contact Susan Hollar, 936-2371, or send e-mail to For online information and registration, visit the Web at

Celebrate spring with wildflowers

Matthaei Botanical Gardens will celebrate Mother's Day noon4 p.m. May 10 with "Wildflower Day." Activities include tea served on the terrace, a guided tour of the Helen V. Smith Woodland Wildflower Garden, and a question-and-answer session with members of the Wildflower Association of Michigan. In addition, retired biologist Sylvia Taylor will present "25 Years in My Wildflower Garden," a slide-lecture presentation that provides a practical look at how to succeed in your own garden. All activities are free.

Matthaei also is offering guided tours of the Conservatory wildflowers May 17 and 31. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for K12 students and free for pre-school children.

Matthaei also offers a number of adult education classes. See the Record calendar for a schedule. Registration is required. For more information, call 998-7061.

M-Fit classes teach variety of meals

M-Fit will continue its series of East Ann Arbor Health Center Culinary School Cooking Classes 68 p.m. May 13 with "Southwestern Brunch" and 68 p.m. May 20 with "Summer Soups and Salads."

"Southwestern Brunch" will by presented by Chef Peter Julian of Busch's ValuLand. Participants will learn to create dishes fit for a dude ranch like Maverick Ranch Flank Steak Fajitas, pico de gallo, black bean salsa, and Bananas Foster over fat-free frozen yogurt.

Julie Lewis, president of the Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor, will present "Summer Soups and Salads." Participants will learn how to jazz up summer meals with low-fat soups and salads using grains, legumes, fresh vegetables and herbs.

M-Fit sponsors various cooking classes at the East Ann Arbor Health Center at 4260 Plymouth Road. Special rates are available to couples and preventive cardiology patients. All classes are discounted for M-CARE insurance participants. To register or for more information, call Nicole Goyarts, 998-6736.

Fit in fitness at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube

Women can get a jump-start on an active life by participating in "Fitting in Fitness for Life," a six-week session offered at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube Fitness Center and other local sites starting in mid-May. The program is a collaborative effort between the Health System, M-Fit Health Promotion Division and the National Center for Women and Wellness.

Participants will discover what has been holding them back from being active, and learn skills and strategies for their life-long success. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call 995-9807.

Allen lectures as KCP scholar

The School of Nursing, Residential College and Substance Abuse Research Center will host Karen Allen, associate professor of psychiatry, of community health and of adult primary care, University of Maryland, as a Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, Rosa Parks Visiting Scholar. Support for the program is provided from the Office of the Associate Provost for Academic and Multicultural Affairs.

Lectures open to the public include:

• 34:30 p.m. May 11, "Impacting HIV/AIDS Risk Behaviors of Addicted Incarcerated Women," in Room 1334, School of Nursing.

• 1011:30 a.m. May 12, "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Health Promotion/Risk Reduction Outcomes for Children in Treatment with Addicted Mothers," in Room 1240, School of Nursing. Co-sponsors for this event are Health Promotion/Risk Reduction Programs, WISH and Child/Adolescent Health Behavior Research Center.

• 10:30 a.m. May 13, "A Model of Comprehensive Healthcare for Women in Community-Based Treatment Settings," in Room 124 Tyler, East Quadrangle Residence Hall.

For more information, call Patricia Coleman-Burns, 936-1615.

U-M-Flint speakers focus on diversity

U-M-Flint's Office of Educational Opportunity Initiatives will host two days of events focusing on issues of stereotyping, racism and diversity May 1415.

Charlene Teeters, senior editor of Indian Artist magazine, nationally recognized activist and co-founder of the National Coalition on Racism in Sports and Media, will visit campus May 14. Teeters was also the subject of the award-winning documentary "In Whose Honor," an exploration of her campaign against "Chief Illiniwek," the mascot/icon at the University of Illinois. She will participate in a discussion and viewing of the film from 10:30 a.m.noon and give a 79 p.m. keynote lecture in the Michigan Rooms, UCEN Loving Cultural Center. The film will be shown again 67 p.m. in UCEN Kiva.

Other May 14 events, all in the Michigan Rooms, Harding Mott University Center, include:

• "Sticks and Stones," a lecture by Kathryn Williams, director of the Museum of African-American History, noon1 p.m.

• "Casinos: The New Stereotype," a lecture by Mico Slattery, Michigan State University, 12 p.m.

• "In Our Own Backyard," a lecture by Beverly Smith, U-M-Flint, and Jill Cadrequ, Milford High School, 23 p.m.

Roberto Rodriguez and Patrisia Gonzales, co-authors of the syndicated social issue column, "Column of the Americas," will speak at 7 p.m. May 15. Rodriguez, author of the Assault With A Deadly Weapon and The X in La Raza, has written extensively in American newspapers, and has won a number of state and national awards for his writing. Gonzales is a Freedom Foundation professor-in-residence in the Department of Communications, University of New Mexico. She is the only syndicated American Indian newspaper columnist in the United States.