The University Record, November 12, 1997

Briefings

 

Cantor will speak on VCM at Senate Assembly meeting

The Senate Assembly will meet 3:15-5:05 p.m. Mon. (Nov. 17) at Chrysler Center Auditorium on North Campus. The agenda includes a presentation on Value-Centered Management (VCM) by Provost Nancy Cantor, followed by a question-and-answer period. A reception with Cantor will follow the meeting.

 

MSA sponsors symposium on affirmative action Nov. 17-20

The Michigan Student Assembly will sponsor an Affirmative Action Symposium 7-9 p.m. Nov. 17, 18 and 20 in Auditorium C, Angell Hall, and 8-10 p.m. Nov. 19 in Auditorium D, Angell Hall. The sessions will present and discuss different perspectives on affirmative action so that students may be able to make an educated choice in their support of or opposition to the University's affirmative action policy.

On Nov. 17, Terence Sandalow, professor of law, will outline the legal history of affirmative action. Sue Rasmussen, Office of Affirmative Action, will explain the U-M's admission policies, and Carl Cohen, professor of philosophy, will talk about the current lawsuit.

On Nov. 18, Earl Lewis, interim dean of the Graduate School and professor of history and of Afroamerican studies, and Peter Railton, professor of philosophy, will give academic perspectives on affirmative action. There will be two other speakers as yet unannounced.

Affirmative action from a political perspective will be the focus on Nov. 19. Sen. Alma Wheeler Smith, Rep. David Jaye, Rep. Ted Wallace, and one other yet-to-be-announced speaker will be speaking.

On Nov. 20, a student panel will answer questions from the audience. The entire session will be discussion and will be moderated by student mediation services.

A coursepack of legal documents and articles is on reserve at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library so students may learn about the issues before the events.

The symposium is sponsored by MSA's Women's Issues Commission, Minority Affairs Commission and a number of student groups. There also will be events throughout the week sponsored by individual groups. For more information, send e-mail to melaniek@umich.edu.

 

Outdoor campus sculpture Web page up

If you've ever wondered about a particular piece of outdoor sculpture, what it was and where it came from, visit the new sculpture Web page at http://www.fpd.bf.umich.edu/planner/sculpture/main.htm. Included on the site is information about campus artifacts, such as the Professors' Monument, as well as architectural features, such as the figures of men on the front of the Union and the figures of women on the League. For further information, contact the University Planner's Office, 764-2455.

 

Larkin helps get you through the holidays

Geri Larkin, president of Strategic Thinking and author of Stumbling Toward Enlightenment, will present a workshop on "Work/Life/Family Super Stress Solutions for the Holidays," 9-11:30 a.m. Nov. 21 in the Hussey Room, Michigan League. Larkin will share ideas for bringing enjoyment back to the holiday season. There is a $10 registration/materials fee. For more information, call 998-7080. The workshop is sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women and Family Care Resources Program.

 

International Institute, centers moving to Social Work Building

The International Institute and several of its centers and programs will move to the new School of Social Work Bldg., 1080 South University, beginning the week of Nov. 17. All mailing lists should be changed accordingly. Phone numbers will remain the same, but there may be some delays in reaching individuals while the move is under way. The following units will be moving to the new building:

 

International Institute Main Office (Suite 2660)

 

International Institute Journal Office (Suite 2660)

 

Advanced Studies Center (ASC) (Room 2663)

 

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) (Suite 3668)

 

Center for European Studies (CES) (Room 2663)

 

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) (Suite 3603)

 

Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS) (Suite 4640)

 

Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) (Suite 4668)

 

Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies (CSSEAS) (Suite 3640)

 

China Data Center (Room 3630)

 

Fulbright-Hays (Room 2604)

 

Korean Studies Program (KSP) (Room 3663)

 

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) (Suite 2607)

 

Program for Comparative Study of Social Transformations (CSST) (Room 2632)

 

U.S. Secretariat for the International Centre for African Music & Dance (Room 2632)

The full address will be: (Institute, Center, or Program), University of Michigan, (Suite or Room Number), 1080 South University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106.

For more information, call the International Institute, 763-9200, or send e-mail to iimichigan@umich.edu.

 

Videoconference examines 'Race Relations in Higher Education'

The Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives and Black Issues in Higher Education, in cooperation with several other University units, will sponsor a vidoconference on "Race Relations in Higher Education: A Prescription for Empowerment and Progress" at 1 p.m. Nov. 19 in Room 1210, Chemistry Bldg.

Discussion topics will include anticipating and overcoming challenges to affirmative action and diversity programs, building effective campus/community coalitions, avoiding division along racial and gender lines and moving from a defensive to an offensive position on issues of affirmative action and multiculturalism.

"We're hoping that many of our academic units will encourage their students to attend and use the video conference as an addition to their classes and for follow-up discussion," says John Matlock, assistant vice-provost for academic and multicultural affairs and Office of Academic and Multicultural Initiatives director.

The conference will feature Christopher Edley Jr., professor of law at Harvard University, director of the White House review of affirmative action, senior adviser to President Clinton's Initiative on Race Relations and founding co-director of The Civil Rights Project, a recently launched Harvard University think tank; Sumi Cho, activist and organizer on issues of affirmative action, multicultural education and sexual harassment at DePaul Univeristy and member of the Board of Governor's for the Society of Law Teachers; Juan Francisco Lara, director of Center for Educational Partnerships and assistant vice chancellor of enrollment services, University of California, Irvine; Katya Gibel Azoulay, assistant professor in anthropology and chair of Africana studies, Grinnell College; Stanley Fish, professor of English and law school faculty member, Duke University.

For more information, call OAMI, 936-1055.

 

MDRTC receives funding

The Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center (MDRTC), one of six such centers in the United States, has successfully completed a recent review and will receive funding for five more years. The MDRTC has been funded by the National Institutes of Health for the past 20 years. Its purpose is to bring together investigators from relevant disciplines for basic and clinical research in order to enhance and extend the effectiveness of research and training in diabetes and its complications.

 

ANC's Routledge speaks today

Nozizwe Madlala Routledge, chair of the African National Congress Women's Caucus and a member of the South African Parliament will speak on "The Struggle for Women's Equality in the New South Africa" at 3 p.m. today (Nov. 12) in Room 234, West Hall, the Women's Studies Program Lounge. Routledge is the former managing secretary of the transitional Executive Sub-Council on the Status of Women and a member of the National Steering Committee of the Women's National Coalition. During the 1980s, she was in and out of detention under the Internal Security Act. Her presentation is sponsored by the Women's Studies Program, the South Africa Initiative Office, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

 

Japanese animation screening is Nov. 15

The Japanese Animation Film Society will present its fourth annual Con Ja Nai 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Sat. (Nov. 15) in Auditoriums 3 and 4 and Lecture Room 1 of the Modern Language Bldg. Con Ja Nai, meaning "It's not a convention," is an all-day screening with multiple tracks and more than 36 hours of anime, or Japanese animation. For a schedule of screenings and information, access the Web at http://www.umich.edu/~animania/ or send e-mail to animania@umich.edu.

 

My Mother's Courage is topic

Filmmaker Michael Verhoeven will introduce and discuss his film My Mother's Courage at a screening at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Michigan Theater. The film is adapted from a play by George Tabori that tells of one day in 1944 in the life of Tabori's mother, a Budapest Jew, and her encounter with German Forces. Tickets are available at the Michigan Theater. The screening is co-sponsored by Hillel, the Michigan Theater Foundation and the Program in Film and Video Studies.

 

Workshop addresses elderly mobility

The second in a series of free health workshops sponsored by Turner Geriatric Clinic's peer volunteers, "Mobility, Falling and Being Safe," will be 9-11 a.m. Nov. 21 at the Washtenaw County Human Services Bldg., 555 Towner, Ypsilanti. Neil Alexander, assistant professor, research scientist and head of the Mobility Research Lab, will focus on increasing and maintaining mobility, preventing falls and managing the hazards of icy sidewalks. For information, call Kim, 764-2556.

 

'Ask the Doctor' about hypertension

Turner Geriatric Clinic will present a free program on hypertension 1-3 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Turner Clinic conference room, Cancer-Geriatrics Centers Bldg. Mark Supiano, associate professor of internal medicine, will host "Ask the Doctor: Hypertension&emdash;Symptoms, Treatments and Prevention," an interactive discussion of hypertension issues. For more information, call 764-2556.

 

MUSKET presents The Wiz Nov. 21-23

MUSKET, the student-run musical theatre group, will present The Wiz Nov. 21-23 at the Power Center for the Performing Arts.

Adapted from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, The Wiz first opened in January 1975. The production won seven Tony Awards, including one for its innovative score of rock, gospel and soul music. It also was later made in to a movie.

Performances will be at 8 p.m. Nov. 21 and 22 and 2 p.m. Nov. 23. Tickets are $11, $7 for students, and are available at the League Ticket Office. Tickets also may be purchased at the Power Center box office one hour prior to curtain on performance days. For more information, call 764-0450.

 

BFA thesis concerts are Nov. 20-22

The Department of Dance will present "You Are Here," a Bachelor of Fine Arts thesis concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 20-22 at the Betty Pease Studio Theater. Performers are Stephanie-Marie Klaver, Jodie Colone, Amy Martin, Joseph Wojczynski and Tim Smola. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.

 

Turner helps you improve your memory

Turner Learning Programs will present "Improving Your Memory&emdash;How To Remember What You're Starting To Forget," 2-4 p.m. Tues. (Nov. 18) at Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. The workshop will address how memory works, how memory changes with age, factors that affect memory and memory improvement strategies. Speakers are Janet Fogler and Lynn Stern, authors of Improving Your Memory. No registration is required. For more information, call 764-2556.

 

Campbell speaks on elderly companionship

Ruth Campbell, social worker at Turner Geriatric clinic, will address concerns about the needs of the elderly in "When an Older Person Can No Longer Live Alone," a presentation sponsored by the U-M-Dearborn Commission for Women. The free lecture will be noon-1:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Faculty/Student Lounge, University Mall on the Dearborn Campus. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Sharon Bingley, 593-5668.

 

Learn about 'Caring For Aging Relatives'

"Caring for Aging Relatives," a monthly support group for those caring for an aging family member or friend, meets noon-1:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the Level 1 Conference Room, Geriatrics Center. The next meeting is Nov. 20. The group is helpful for one-time information and consultation, or for those who benefit from regular, ongoing support. Participants are encouraged to bring lunch and drop in for as long as they can. For more information, call 764-2556.

 

Cooper speaks on media images of Africa

In honor of his appointment to the Charles Gibson Collegiate Professorship of History, Frederick Cooper will present "Africa at Century's End: Representations and Explanations" at 4:10 p.m. Mon. (Nov. 17) at the Rackham Amphitheater. Cooper will look at prevalent media characterizations of Africa, and the history of exploitation the continent has undergone. For more information, call 998-6255.

 

Brighton Health Center offers class on newborn care

Learn the basics about caring for your newborn in a free educational program 5:30-7 p.m. Tues. (Nov. 18) at the Brighton Health Center. Mohamed El-Fouly, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, will answer questions and explain what infant behavior is normal, and when a doctor should be contacted. Parents, expectant parents, grandparents or anyone who will be caring for a newborn are encouraged to come. Those who are unable to attend this class may arrange free interviews with the pediatricians. For more information, call (810) 227-9510.

 

Conference on media and democracy is Nov. 15

Scholars from across the country will discuss the current status and future direction of communication studies and focus on the ongoing relationships between media institutions and democracy during "Media and Democracy 2000: New Directions in Studying Media Content and Performance," 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat. (Nov. 15) in the Founders Room, Alumni Center.

The conference is hosted by the Department of Communication Studies. Scheduled participants include: Robert Allen, University of North Carolina; Patricia Aufderheide, American University; Nolan Bowie, Temple University; Joanne Cantor, University of Wisconsin; James Carey, Columbia University; Shanto Iyengar, UCLA; Henry Jenkins, MIT; Douglas Kellner, University of Texas-Austin; Ron Lembo, Amherst College; Barry Shank, University of Kansas; Lynn Spigel, USC; and Ellen Wartella, University of Texas-Austin.

The conference is made possible by the support of the Howard R. Marsh Center for the Study of Journalistic Performance. For more information, call the Department of Communication Studies, 764-0420.

 

M-Pathways Interchange is Nov. 18

Attend the M-Pathways Interchange 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m. Tues. (Nov. 18) to hear about the policy changes made by the Procurement Team that will affect you. Jim Peters of the Procurement Team will answer questions and demonstrate the procedures using PeopleSoft software. For more information, access the Web at http://www.mpathways.umich.edu or send e-mail to mpathways@umich.edu.

 

Ryder performs Nov. 16

Mitch Ryder will perform a benefit for the Foundation of American Veterans at 7 p.m. Sun. (Nov. 16) at Hill Auditorium.

Termed "The Godfather of Motor City rock and roll," Ryder returns to Hill Auditorium 25 years after his performance at a "get out the vote" rally in November 1972. His performance this year celebrates the release of his limited edition collector's CD, "Get out the Vote: Live at Hill Auditorium."

Tickets are $20 and $15 and available at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and all TicketMaster outlets. For more information, call 763-TKTS.

 

Simha Rotem will deliver Wallenberg Lecture

Simha "Kazik" Rotem, who, at age 19 in 1943 masterminded and led the rescue of 60-70 members of the Jewish Fighting Force through the sewer canal system during the last days of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, will deliver the eighth Wallenberg Lecture. "The Struggle to Survive&emdash;Personal Reflections," will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Wed. (Nov. 19) in Rackham Auditorium.

Operating under the "Aryan" code name "Kazik" and posing as a non-Jew, Rotem was head courier for the Jewish underground. This stratagem, though risky, afforded him freedom of movement and influence. After the destruction of the Ghetto, he fought with the Poles in the Home Army and the People's Army (the Polish Communists) and continued to aid the remaining Jews in Warsaw.

Rotem made his way to Israel where he is now CEO of a supermarket chain. He has published his wartime experiences in Memoirs of a Warsaw Ghetto Fighter: The Past Within Me (Yale University Press, 1994).

Rotem also will receive the Wallenburg Medal, which honors those who exemplify the motto, "One person can make a difference." A reception will follow the lecture in the fourth-floor Assembly Hall.

Rotem's visit is sponsored by the University Wallenberg Endowment and the Hillel Foundation.

 

Safety teleconference is Nov. 17

The U-M will participate in a national teleconference, "Protecting Your Campus From Crime: Challenges and Solutions," 2-4 p.m. Mon. (Nov. 17) in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union.

Participants will be provided with the facts about campus crime; a clarification of the federal regulations on institutional crime reporting; a report on the status of the pending federal Accuracy and Campus Crime Reporting Act; and examples of campus safety approaches being used in a variety of settings.

The teleconference is presented by the University of Vermont and sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Department of Public Safety, Office of the General Counsel and University Housing.

 

ASC invites applications, nominations

The Advanced Study Center (ASC) of the International Institute is accepting applications for the 1998-99 Field of Inquiry Fellowship program in violence and ethics. Fellowships are available to students, faculty and staff, pre- and post-doctoral scholars, community organizers, media professionals and cultural practitioners from outside the University who are interested in exploring aspects of violence. The ASC will offer both long- and short-term fellowships.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Jan. 9. Senior scholars and practitioners may also be nominated. The nomination deadline is Dec. 19. For more information, call 764-2268 or send e-mail to deannak@umich.edu.

 

Wrestling tournament deadline is Nov. 13

The entry deadline for the 1997 Wrestling Tournament sponsored by the Intramural Sports Program is 4:30 pm. Thurs. (Nov. 13) at the Intramural Sports Bldg. The entry fee is $5 for individuals and $25 for teams. The torunament will be Nov. 18-20 at the Sports Coliseum. Weigh-ins will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon. (Nov. 17). For more information, call 763-3562.

 

Briefings, Calendar deadline alert

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Record will not be published Dec. 3. Nov. 26 Briefings and the Calendar will cover events taking place Nov. 26-Dec. 12. Deadline for these entries is 5 p.m. Nov. 18. For planning purposes, upcoming publication dates are Nov. 19, 26; Dec. 10, 17; Jan. 14, 21, 28.