The University Record, November 19, 1997

Briefings

 

Regents meet Nov. 20-21

The Regents will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thurs. (Nov. 20) and 9:30 a.m. Fri. (Nov. 21) in the Regents' Room, Fleming Bldg. Agenda topics include general remarks by President Bollinger; State Budget Requests for Fiscal Year 1999 for the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses and reports from the Senate and Michigan Student Assemblies. Public comments will be at 4 p.m. Thurs. in the Regents' Room.

 

Buy a brick in Wolverine Plaza

Immortalize yourself in Michigan football history! The Michigan Stadium Brick Program is selling personalized bricks to be used for building the Wolverine Plaza. The Plaza is scheduled to be completed prior to the 1998 football season at the northwest stadium entrance (currently Gate 8). Orders for personalized bricks will be accepted through April 1. Wolverine Plaza will include a special area for Marching Band members. For more information, call 764-6461.

 

Free tickets available for women's basketball and gymnastics

The Athletic Department will be offering departments and organizations free tickets to women's basketball and gymnastics events during the 1997-98 season. For more information, call 647-1246.

 

Faculty Salary and Benefits is topic of Nov. 25 forum

A forum on "Faculty Salary and Benefits Policies" will be held 4-5:30 p.m. Tues. (Nov. 25) in the Henderson Room, Michigan League. Panelists will include Paul N. Courant, associate provost, and Thomas M. Dunn, chair of the Committee on Economic Status of the Faculty. The panel will be chaired by Frank P. Stafford, chair of the Advisory Committee on the University Budget. The session will address one or more of the following questions:

 

What are the appropriate roles of the faculty and the administration in setting policies of faculty salaries and benefits?

 

What are the current administrative procedures for keeping faculty informed of any proposed changes in benefits?

 

What are the current administrative policies and practices governing the use of bonus payments to any University employees?

 

Are there any current plans or proposals to review the relative salary levels of any of the various components of the faculty members&emdash;e.g. professors, associate professors, assistant professors, lecturers of all grades, women, professional schools, non-professional schools, etc.?

 

In recent years, compensation policy for faculty was based solely upon merit. How well is this policy working? Is it truly a merit system? Should there be a cost-of-living component? Should the policy be different for administrators and faculty?

 

Are there any well-defined criteria that are used to decided (a) the general financial level of the annual compensation program and (b) the magnitude of administrative differentials and their contribution to the salary base of the individual?

The forum is sponsored by the U-M Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, the Academic Women's Caucus and the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs.

 

No Record on Dec. 3

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Record will not publish on Dec. 3. Calendar and Briefings listings in the Nov. 26 issue will cover the two-week period Nov. 26-Dec. 10. To have information included in the Nov. 26 issue, send it by fax (764-7084) or send e-mail to urecord@ umich.edu by 5 p.m. today (Nov. 19).

 

Bailey speaks on philologist, murderer Edward Howard Rulloff

Richard Bailey, professor of English, will present a talk at noon Fri. (Nov. 21) in the Institute for the Humanities Common Room (Room 1524, Rackham Bldg.) on philologist and murderer Edward Howard Rulloff who was hanged in May 1871 for murdering a clerk in a dry goods store. Between his trial in January and death in May, Rulloff created an international sensation. A self-proclaimed expert on languages, he was regarded as so valuable an intellect that many thought his sentence should either be commuted or postponed so he could complete his discoveries on the "formation of languages." Nearly all the sciences that emerged in the 19th century, from toxicology and penology to phrenology, bear on his case. The lecture will be illustrated by contemporary drawings.

 

'Malaysian Night '97' is Nov. 22

The Malaysian Students Association will present "Malaysian Night '97" 8:30-11 p.m. Sat. (Nov. 22) at the Trotter House. Attendees can experience aspects of Malaysian culture, such as a traditional wedding, Malay martial arts, a fashion show and traditional dances. The $7 admission fee includes Malaysian food and souvenirs. For more information, call Awie, 763-0771.

 

Energy Management needs holiday schedules

Departments with events planned Dec. 24-Jan. 2 where enough people will occupy a building to warrant turning on a large fan system must notify Energy Management Services by Dec. 12. Schedules may be sent via Campus Mail to Utilities-EMS 1002, via e-mail to timken@umich.edu, or faxed to 647-0967.

Heat will be provided during the holiday period, but large volumes of outside air are not normally required unless an area is fully staffed. All areas that normally require 24-hour ventilation, such as animal rooms and certain research areas, will not see any reduction in ventilation. For other areas, ventilation will be reduced during the holiday period unless notification of a planned event is received.

In addition, in order to avoid potential freeze-up damage over the holidays, windows should be tightly closed.

 

Gayle Morris Sweetland Writing Center dedication is today

LS&A's Gayle Morris Sweetland Writing Center will be dedicated beginning 10 a.m. today (Nov. 19) in Room 3222, Angell Hall, with a seminar on "Writing at Michigan: Unfinished Business." The seminar will include presentations by Ejner J. Jensen, professor of English and interim director of the Center; Leslie A. Olsen, professor and director of technical communications, College of Engineering; and Jonathan B. Monroe, director of the Knight Writing Program at Cornell University. The dedication ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Center in Room 1111, Angell Hall. The program recognizes the $5 million gift from John W. Sweetland in honor of his late wife. A reception will follow.

 

Unit closed for the holidays? Let us know

The Record will publish its annual list of holiday closings in the Dec. 10 issue. Let the rest of the University know when your unit will be closed by sending e-mail to urecord@umich.edu or a fax to 764-7084. Holiday closing schedules for the December holiday break will be accepted until 5 p.m. Dec. 3.

 

Tickets available for Michigan Radio New Years' Eve Concert

Michigan Radio will open its telephone box office 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Thurs. (Nov. 19 and 20) to sell tickets for the Jazz Revisited New Year's Eve Concert. The program is planned for 8 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Power Center for the Performing Arts, and features vocalist Banu Gibson, musician Frank Jackson, James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band and host Hazen Schumacher. Tickets are $25. To order, call 764-3434.

 

CEW presents Reshela DuPuis

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) will sponsor "Kapa Aloha: Reflections by a Haole (White) Feminist Scholar on Writing With and About Native Hawaiian Women Videomakers," noon-1 p.m. Thurs. (Nov. 20) at CEW. Reshela DuPuis, visiting assistant professor of history and of women's studies, will describe the process of collaboration that developed between her and two native Hawaiian women videographers as she analyzed and wrote their video and their vision for the cultural survival of their community. For more information, call 998-7080.

 

Conference focuses on health care reform

National experts representing business, labor and government and health-care policymakers will take part in the conference "Market-Driven Health Care Reform," 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri. (Nov. 21) in the Ballroom, Michigan League.

The conference will explain and examine the ramifications of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974, legislation that prevents states from regulating and taxing many health plans.

Guest speakers and panelists include U.S. Reps. Harris W. Fawell, R-Ill., and Lynn Rivers, D-Ann Arbor; Fran Wallace, director of the health benefits plans division of the Michigan Insurance Bureau; David Hirschland, assistant director of the United Auto Workers' social security department; Peter Jacobson, professor of health management and policy; Dana Muir, professor of business; Sallyanne Patton, professor of law; Howard Young, professor of math; Karl Polzer, senior research associate for the national Health Policy Forum; and Charles Well, counsel to General Motors' benefits office.

The free conference is sponsored by the Forum on Health Policy, directed by Marilynn M. Rosenthal, professor of sociology. Financial support is provided by the Schools of Medicine, Law, Business Administration and Social Work; The College of Pharmacy; the U-M Dearborn College of Arts, Science and Letters; the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Foundation of Michigan; the Michigan Nurses Association; and the Michigan State Medical Society. A box lunch will be provided for a small fee (free to students).

 

Poet Ko Un visits campus Nov. 25

Korean poet Ko Un will read from his work at 6 p.m. Tues. (Nov. 25) in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union. A reception will follow.

Un has authored over 100 volumes of poetry, short stories, fiction, criticism, essays and children's literature. Eun-su Cho, professor of Asian languages and cultures, will give an introduction, and poetry will be read in Korean and English. Peter Hook, professor of Asian languages and cultures will read the translations in English.

Un's visit is sponsored by the Korean Studies Program. For more information, call Christy Yenkel, 764-1825.