The University Record, October 1, 1997


Science Research Club meets Oct. 7

The Science Research Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 7) in Room G-390, Dental School. The schedule features David P. Mindell speaking on "Genealogy and Evolution among the Orders of the Birds" from 7:30-8:30 p.m., and Tom Wagner speaking on "The Greening of Detroit" from 8:45-9:45 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 761-4320.

Symposium for Baldwin Award recipient is Oct. 6

A symposium in honor of this year's Ralph B. Baldwin Award recipient, Christopher Metzler, will be held 4 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 6) in Room 335, West Hall. Metzler, currently employed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill., will be awarded a bronze medallion and a cash prize of $2,000. He will also present a talk on "Cosmology and the Intracluster Medium."

The Baldwin Award recognizes the year's most outstanding thesis in astronomy, astrophysics and space science.

Sloan Memorial Lecture and Exhibition focuses on the art of George Bellows

This year's annual Doris Sloan Memorial Lecture will be presented by E. Bruce Robertson, associate professor and chair of history of art and architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara. Robertson will speak on "George Bellows: From Back Alley to Front Yard," at 3 p.m. Sat. (Oct. 4) in Auditorium A, Angell Hall.

George Bellows is considered the most successful of the group of artists known as the Ashcan school. His style is considered typically American, and in 1909, he became the youngest artist in history elected as an Associate to the National Academy of Design.

In conjunction with the annual Doris Sloan Memorial Lecture, the Museum of Art will present the first Doris Sloan Memorial Exhibition. "Spectator of Life: Works by George Bellows from the Sloan Collection," will be on view at the Museum of Art Oct. 4-Dec. 7.

Bob Franke to appear at Union

Legendary singer/songwriter Bob Franke will make a one-night-only appearance 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Pendleton Room, Michigan Union. Franke performs music ranging from folk to the blues, including his own popular songs "Hard Love" and "The Great Storm is Over." This event is sponsored by the Canterbury House. For more information, call 665-0606.

Center for Child and Family offers parenting, divorce workshops

The Center for the Child and the Family is offering a number of groups and workshops on divorce and parenting.

Beginning Oct. 6, the Center offers concurrent sessions of "Coping with Divorce" and "The Divorced Parents Workshop." These 10-week therapy groups teach strategies to children and adolescents who have experienced separation or divorce, and empower separated or divorced adults to help their children make a positive adjustment.

Starting Oct. 7 is "Adventures in Parenting with Your Turbo-Charged Child," an eight-session workshop for parents of children ages 2-6 who are more intense, energetic, determined and sensitive.

For more information, call 764-9466.

Yost hosts Blue/White hockey game

Yost Arena is now selling tickets to the 24th Annual Blue/White intra-squad hockey game at 7 p.m. Sat. (Oct. 4). Tickets are $3 for adults, $1 for children. Immediately following the game, fans are welcome to "Skate with the Wolverines." Fans will have the opportunity to meet players and get autographs from the 1997-98

U-M Hockey Team. For more information, call 764-4600.

University Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra perform

The University Chamber Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra will perform free, public concerts this week.

Kenneth Kiesler will conduct the newly formed University Chamber Orchestra at 7 p.m. Sun. (Oct. 5) at Rackham Auditorium. The evening's program consists of Bach's "Third Brandenburg Concerto," Mozart's "Symphony No. 31 in D Major, K. 297 `Paris," Milhaud's ballet "The Creation of the World," and Ibert's "Divertissement."

The University Philharmonia Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 7) in Hill Auditorium. The program consists of Mozart's "Prague," Tchaikovsky's "The Sleeping Beauty" and Debussy's "Prelude to `The Afternoon of a Faun."

For more information, call the School of Music, 764-0594.

Brys gives cello recital Oct. 9

Thaddues Brys, cellist, will perform a guest recital at 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at the School of Music's Britton Recital Hall. He will be accompanied by pianist Susan Brys. The program consists of "Sonata in D Major" by Pietro Locatelli, "Sonata in A Minor" by Gaspar Cassado, "Suite for Cello and Piano" by Seymour Barab and "Miniatures for Cello and Piano" by Loris Ohannes Chobanian.

Brys has toured the United States as a soloist and with numerous symphony orchestras. He is professor emeritus of cello at Louisiana State University.

School of Music presents Oktubafest

The tuba and its little brother the euphonium will star during the University's 1997 Oktubafest beginning Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. in Britton Recital Hall, School of Music. Students of Fritz Kaenzig will present a wide variety of solos, duets and small ensembles, including several arrangements for euphoniums or tubas with other instruments. A string quartet will perform Percy Grainger's "The Harvest Hymn." Oktubafest continues Oct. 7 and 8 at 8 p.m. in the McIntosh Theater when the U-M Euphonium/Tuba Ensemble will join with clarinets for the Clarinet Polka and an arrangement of Klezmer music.

Regents Bylaw changes proposed

The following Bylaw changes are proposed. Comments should be sent by Oct. 15 to the Office of the Secretary of the University, 2012 Fleming Administration Bldg. 1340, or viea e-mail to Additions are underlined; deletions are crossed out .

Regents' Bylaw Sec. 11.13. The Medical School: The Executive Faculty

The executive faculty shall consist of all faculty members of the rank of professor, associate professor, and assistant professor, clinical professor II, clinical associate professor II, clinical assistant professor II, senior research scientist, senior associate research scientist, and assistant research scientist. and those instructors of one or more years' standing approved by a majority vote of the professorial staff of the Medical School. It shall perform the duties assigned to the governing faculties of other schools and colleges.

DPS handles lost and found

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) handles all lost and found items for the University community.

Pick-up hours for property are 8 a.m._noon and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Other pick-up times can be arranged by appointment. Property that has been found is accepted any hour of the day.

To inquire about lost property, or to turn in found property, call 763-3434.

Benefit reimbursement account cut-off dates approaching

To assure reimbursement in October paychecks, Benefit Reimbursement Account participants should submit claims for Health Care and Dependent Care expenses by Oct. 15 for bi-weekly pay periods and by Oct. 21 for monthly pay periods. Drop off or mail claims to the Benefits Office (Central Campus), Wolverine Tower-Low Rise G405, 3003 S. State St., 1278. Mailed claims should allow time for mail to reach the Benefits Office. Univeristy Mail Services does not postmark campus mail. Cut-off dates appear on the Benefits Office home page at

Health Night Out focuses on macular degeneration

The Medical Center's next Health Night Out program topic is "Macular Degeneration: Focusing on the Answers." The program will be 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 7) in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium, and will focus on how macular degeneration is diagnosed, linked to heredity, affected by nutrition, and about availability of low-vision aids. Featured speakers are Paul S. Sieving, professor of ophthalmology, macular and retinal genetic diseases; Mark W. Johnson, associate professor of ophthalmology; Mark A. Ventocilla, lecturer in ophthalmology, Low Vision Services; and Cheryl L. Caudill, occupational therapist, Rehabilitative Services for the Visually Impaired. For more information, call U-M TeleCare, 763-9000, category 1075.

S.M. Wu Lecturer is Gunter Spur

The S. M. Wu Manufacturing Research Center will present Gunter Spur as the lecturer for the 2nd annual S. M. Wu Lecture in Manufacturing Science and Engineering at at 4 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Boeing Lecture Hall, FXB Bldg. His talk is titled "Market Leadership as a Management Objective." Spur is a professor at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology and the Institute for Machine Tools and Factory Management, Technical University in Berlin.

The first S.M. Wu Lecture in Manufacturing Science and Engineering was held in 1995 as a memorial to the late Professor S. M. "Sam" Wu.

Primary research faculty open meeting is Oct. 7

Primary research faculty and administrators are invited to attend an open meeting of primary research faculty at noon Tues. (Oct. 7) at the Alumni Center. Interim Vice President for Research Frederick C. Neidhardt and Provost Nancy E. Cantor will provide an update on the primary research scientist (PRS) paths, the implementation of the senior path and the PRS awards. There will be an opportunity to ask questions, and a light lunch will be served. For more information, call 763-6048.

Major Events/Student Affairs brings Nanci Griffith, Robert Hunter

The Office of Major Events/Division of Student Affairs will present two names in folk and rock-and-roll music Oct. 6 and 8.

On Oct. 6, acoustic performer Robert Hunter comes to the Power Center at 7:30 p.m. Known to "Dead Heads" as "The Storyteller," Hunter wrote the lyrics for almost every Grateful Dead classic for more than 30 years. In recent years, he has developed his own solo act, presenting rock-and-roll classics.

Folk and rock-and-roll performer Nanci Griffith and the Blue Moon Orchestra featuring The Crickets comes to Hill Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Wed. (Oct. 8). Dubbed the "Queen of Folkabilly" by Rolling Stone Magazine, Griffith has been writing and performing for almost 20 years. She has spent the last 10 years touring with the Blue Moon Orchestra.

Tickets for Griffith are $25 and $22.50, $20 for Hunter, at all TicketMaster locations. For more information, call 763-TKTS.

Paul Chu to present Ta-You Wu Lecture in Physics

Paul C. W. Chu, director of the Texas Center for Superconductivity, will present the 1997 Ta-You Wu Lecture in Physics, "The Path of Zero Resistance," at 4 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Rackham Amphitheater. Chu's research group holds the world-record for high-temperature superconductivity.

The annual Ta-You Wu Lecture is one of the most prestigious physics lecture events. For more information, call 764-4437.

Research Responsibility Program kicks off Oct. 9

In order to introduce "best practices" and rigorous ethical analyses of research issues for all disciplines, the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is again sponsoring the annual Research Responsibility Program. This year, six special topics have been added to the program in order to provide something new for those who have previously attended, and to give the series some added relevance to particular disciplines. Edward B. Goldman, Medical Center attorney and lecturer in the School of Public Health, will speak on the first of these topics, "Confidentiality in Survey Research," 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 9 in Shelden Auditorium, Towsley Center.

All sessions are free and open to faculty, students and staff. For more information, call OVPR, 763-1289, or send e-mail to Information may also be found via the Web at

Sieving forms world consortium to search for retinoschisis gene

Paul A. Sieving, professor of ophthalmology and director of the Macular and Retinal Degeneration Center has joined experts in Italy, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Finland and England to form a consortium in the search for the gene responsible for retinoschisis, an inherited form of macular degeneration.

Retinoschisis affects men from childhood, causing progressive loss of central vision and inability to see detail. The world consortium was formed to speed the process of identifying the gene responsible for the disease.

Sieving is a leading expert in macular and retinal degenerative diseases. For more information, call the Macular and Retinal Degeneration Center at the Kellogg Eye Center, 763-8097.

LS&A faculty meeting is Oct. 6

There will be an LS&A Faculty Meeting at 4:10 p.m. Mon. (Oct. 6) in Auditorium B, Angell Hall. The agenda includes report of the Executive committee, the Senate Assembly, Resolution on Memorials and discussion of the proposed revision of Faculty Code: B 6.14 Sec 14-Area Distribution Requirement. For more information, call 764-0332.

Kelman delivers annual Cooley Lecture

Mark G. Kelman, the William Mark Cromwell Professor at Stanford Law School, will deliver the annual Cooley Lectures 4-5:30 p.m. Tues. and Wed. (Oct. 6 and 7) in Room 250, Hutchins Hall. His topic will be "Strategy or Principle? Constitutional and Prudential Considerations in the Choice between Regulation and Taxation." The Tuesday discussion will focus on "Constitutional Concerns" and the Wednesday discussion on "Prudential Concerns."

M-Quality on WUOM

Robert B. Holmes, director of M-Quality, will appear on WUOM at 10:30 a.m. Mon. (Oct. 6). He will be interviewd by Joan Siefert Rose about the M-Quality initiative. The interview will be repeated several times before the Expo, scheduled for Oct. 16-17.

Libraries host symposium on copyright laws

University Libraries will sponsor a day-long symposium titled "Copyright & Fair Use: What You Need to Know to Keep Out of Trouble," 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 10 in Room 411, West Hall. The symposium will cover coursepacks, copyright and the Internet, faculty publishing and the use of images. It also will feature Kenneth D. Crews, director of the Copyright Management Center and professor of law and of information science at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. For more information, send e-mail to copyright.symposium

Football tickets wanted

Due to an increase in the number of new students and a larger than usual student demand for football tickets, many first-year students were issued split season passes. Provost Nancy Cantor and Maureen Hartford, vice president for student affairs, are asking University employees to donate extra or unused football tickets to incoming first-year students who were unable to purchase full season tickets.

The office is willing to refund ticket donors the student price of $13.50 per ticket. Particularly in need are tickets for the Michigan vs. Iowa game Oct. 18, which coincides with Parents' Weekend. Those with extra tickets should drop them off at Room 6015 Fleming Administration Bldg. no later than Wednesday prior to each game.

Questions? Call Rory or Jane, 764-5132.

`Rhetorics of (Un)Veiling' Conference starts Oct. 3

President Lee C. Bollinger will give the welcoming remarks at an international, interdisciplinary conference titled "The Rhetorics of (Un)Veiling in Early Modern Europe," at 2 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 3) in Auditorium B, Angell Hall. The conference will explore practices of veiling and unveiling in a variety of Early Modern contexts, from costume, science, mapping, colonization and law. Ten visiting scholars will deliver papers alongside a number of U-M faculty and graduate students.

The conference runs through Sun. (Oct. 5) and also features a keynote address by Peter Stallybrass and Ann Rosalind Jones at 7:30 p.m. Fri. in Room 100, Hutchins Hall; a series of workshops on related topics on Friday morning; a reception for the Museum of Art exhibit coinciding with the conference 5:30-7:15 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 3) in the Corridor Gallery, Museum of Art; and the internationally acclaimed Harp Consort performing Spanish Baroque Music at 8 p.m. Sat. (Oct. 4) in the University Reformed Church, with a pre-concert lecture by Louise K. Stein at 7:15 p.m.

For more information, call Patricia Simons, 764-5400, or visit the Web at

AWC seeks nominations for Sarah Goddard Power Award

The Academic Women's Caucus (AWC) is seeking nominations for the 1997-98 Sarah Goddard Power Award, named for the late Regent Sarah Goddard Power who actively supported the status of women at the University during her tenure. The award recognizes individuals at the University who have contributed to the betterment of women through distinguished leadership, scholarship or other activities related to their professional lives. Any faculty, including instructors, lecturers, primary researchers, librarians, curators and senior administrative staff are eligible for the Award. This year, the award includes a $1,000 honorarium.

Nominations must be submitted by Dec. 12. Forms are available via the Web at or send e-mail to Sally Grace at or call 764-5188.

CMENAS offers session for teachers on religions in the Middle East

The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS) will offer a session titled "Religions in the Middle East" from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sat. (Oct. 4) in the Lane Hall Commons. The event is designed to help teachers of social studies, history, global issues or world literature make their classes more lively and interesting for students. Though the session focuses on teachers, it also is open to the general public. Advance registration is $25 and covers the cost of lunch and materials. For more information, call Josh Greenbaum, 764-0350.

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Faculty Alliance reception is Oct. 9

The U-M Lesbian Gay Bisexual Faculty Alliance will hold its annual faculty reception 5-7 p.m. Oct. 9 in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg. All faculty are invited to attend the event which is supported by funding from the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies. For more information, call 763-1401 or send e-mail to