The University Record, October 8, 1997


It's Open Enrollment Education Week

October 6-10 is Open Enrollment Education Week. More than 30 presentations are scheduled for various locations on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. Presentations include approximately 20 minutes of information from the Benefits Office and 30 minutes for questions. Schedules of the class presentations were sent to departments, appeared in the Sept. 17 Record and the Open Enrollment Newsletter, and may also be found on the Benefits Office Web site:

Coon to speak at Sinsheimer memorial seminar on Oct. 9

The College of Pharmacy will host the Dr. Joseph E. Sinsheimer Memorial Seminar at 4:10 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 9) in Room 2548, C.C. Little Bldg. Minor J. Coon, the Victor C. Vaughan Distinguished University Professor of Biological Chemistry, will be the plenary speaker. He will lecture on "Alternative Oxygenating Species in Cytochrome P450 Catalysis and Inactivation: Role in Drug Metabolism."

Comments about their long-time colleague, Sinsheimer, will be made by James W. Richards, dean of the College of Pharmacy; Raymond E. Counsell, professor emeritus of pharmacology and of medicinal chemistry; and David E. Schteingart, professor of internal medicine.

Sinsheimer, professor emeritus of medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry and of environmental and industrial health, died May 10 at age 74. He joined the U-M in 1960 and was a professor of medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry and professor of toxicology until his retirement in 1993.

A public reception in Sinsheimer's honor will be held 3-4 p.m. Thurs. in Room 1570, C.C. Little Bldg.

Architecture grads return for lectures, exhibit

Three noted graduates of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning will return to campus Oct. 17 to present lectures and exhibits. James van Sweden and Martha Schwartz will lecture on "The New American Landscape" at 5 p.m. in Chrysler Center Lecture Hall. Louis G. Redstone's "Travel Sketches and Watercolors" will be on exhibit in the Slusser Gallery in the Art & Architecture Bldg. An artist's reception will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Van Sweden counts among his landscape projects work in New York and Washington D.C. Schwartz's work includes private, corporate and urban scale projects.

Redstone, now 94, traveled around the globe as an architect, urban planner, author, sculptor and painter. He has captured the interiors of Latin America and Russia both before and after the Cold War.

The Slusser Gallery is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Redstone's exhibit opens Oct. 13 and continues through Oct. 24.

Investing teleconference is Oct. 28

The Benefits Office will present a teleconference for faculty and staff on "The Art of Investing," 3-4:30 p.m. on Oct. 28. ABC Correspondent Deborah Roberts will host a panel of experts, including Jerry Farley, President, Washburn University; Chris Farrell, economics editor, Sound Money; Martin Leibowitz, vice chairman, TIAA-CREF; Jane Bryant Quinn, author and columnist; and James Tobin, Economics Nobel laureate. Campus locations and details will be announced later.

Property Disposition sale is Oct. 11

Property Disposition will be open 7:30-11:30 a.m. Sat. (Oct. 11) and Nov. 8. Articles for sale include used computers, electronic equipment, office furniture and chairs. For more information, call 764-2470.

Bachmann Memorial Lecture is Oct. 13

Yoshito Kishi, professor of chemistry, Harvard University, will give the 37th Werner E. Bachmann Memorial Lecture on Mon. (Oct. 13) in Room 1800, Dow Lab. Kishi will speak on "Synthetic Studies in the Field of Natural Products Chemistry: Stereochemistry Assignment by Organic Synthesis." Kishi has achieved the total synthesis of a number of various complex natural products.

Kishi also will present a departmental seminar titled "Synthetic Studies in the Field of Natural Products Chemistry: Applications of Ni(II)/Cr(II)-Mediated Couplings to Natural Products Syntheses" at 4 p.m. Tues. (Oct. 14) in Room 1640, Dow Lab.

`Saturday Morning Physics' returns

"Saturday Morning Physics," the Department of Physics' popular series of free multimedia physics talks for the general public, will kick off its third season 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sat. (Oct. 11) in Room, 170 Dennison Hall. Refreshments will be served. The topics for this year's talks are:

Oct. 11, 18 & 25, The Fate of the Universe. Greg Laughlin will explore the history and long-term evolution of the Earth, Sun, stars, galaxy and the cosmos.

Nov. 1, 8 & 15, The Science of Solids. John Erland introduces the physics of "condensed matter"˜how solids' properties can be understood from the atomic model and how this understang brings us custom materials and the control of quantum states.

Nov. 22, Dec. 6 &13, Atoms in a New Light. John Yukich introduces the fundamentals of atomic physics, explaining how atoms are studied and manipulated via their intersection with light, and explores atom trapping and wave-function engineering.

For more information, access the Web at

Turner hosts seminar on Caring for Aging Relatives

Turner Learning Programs is offering a six-week educational seminar on Caring for Aging Relatives 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays starting Oct. 15 at the Turner Geriatic Clinic, Cancer and Geriatrics Centers Bldg. The fee is $30 per person or $50 per couple, and scholarships are available. For more information, call Christina Cosgrove or Marjorie White, 764-2556.

Neubacher Award presentation is Oct. 15

The James Neubacher Award will be presented at 11 a.m. Oct. 15 in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League, to John Hagen, professor of psychology and executive officer of the Society for Research in Child Development. Hagen is being recognized for his many years of research, teaching and service on behalf of students with learning disabilities. The award is presented annually by the Council for Disability Concerns. For more information, contact the Affirmative Action Office, 763-0235.

Toubia speaks on genital mutilation

Nahid Toubia will present "Female Circumcision/Genital Mutilations: Policies, Laws and Actions in Africa and the U.S." at 7:30 p.m. today (Oct. 8) in Rackham Amphitheater. Toubia is the first female surgeon in the Sudan and an internationally known expert in the area of female genital mutilation. Her visit is co-sponsored by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Michigan Initiative for Women's Health and the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies and is part of the Genders, Bodies, Borders Theme Semester.

Diag vigil is tonight

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center will hold a candlelight vigil at 8 p.m. today (Oct. 8) on the Diag. Co-sponsored by the Office of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Affairs and the Domestic Violence Project/SAFE House, the vigil offers support to survivors of domestic and sexual assault and lets people know how to stop violence in the community. For more information, call 763-5865.

Eat out and help Kellogg Eye Center

Mexican Town Restaurant in Detroit will host the fourth annual "Feast for the Eyes," Oct. 14-19 to benefit genetic eye disease research at the Kellogg Eye Center.

The restaurant will donate all proceeds for the six days to support research on juvenile retinoschisis, a genetic form of macular degeneration. Currently, there are no treatments available for this disease.

Mexican Town Restaurant is located at 3457 Bagley St. No tickets or reservations are required. For information, call Cara Coats, 763-8189.

FCRP offers workshop on infant and toddler sleep disorders

The Family Care Resources Program (FCRP) is offering a workshop on "Sleep Disorders in Infants and Toddlers," noon-1 p.m. Oct. 21. Vicki Wilson, a nurse-practitioner with Child Health Associates, will teach practical strategies for winning bedtime battles. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. For information, call 998-6133.

Prostate cancer seminar is Oct. 16

The Comprehensive Cancer Center is hosting an educational session on prostate cancer, "Be a Wise Guy: Prostate Cancer Detection, Treatment and Supportive Care," 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Livonia West Holiday Inn. Registration is not required. For information, call (800) 865-1125.

Deepak Chopra here Oct. 13

Educational Services for Nursing is sponsoring "An Evening with Deepak Chopra: Integrating Body, Mind and Spirit in Healing," 6:30-9:30 p.m. Mon. (Oct. 13) at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets, $35 and $25, are available at all TicketMaster locations.

Chopra, an international expert on the balance of mind, body and spirit in healing, is said to bring together the best of ancient wisdom and modern science. Chopra has given numerous lectures and seminars and appeared on radio and television shows throughout the world. He is the author of Ageless Body, Timeless Mind; Seven Spiritual Laws of Success and The Way of the Wizard. Book-signing opportunities will be available. For more information, call 763-5283.

Law School International Reunion brings numerous public lectures

As part of the Law School's Oct. 16-19 International Reunion, there will be a number of lectures and workshops open to the public at Hutchins Hall Oct. 17-18.

Things will kick off at 9:15 a.m. Oct. 17, with the keynote speech, "Future Role of the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council," by Emilio J. Cardenas, alumnus, former U.N. ambassador from Argentina and recent past president of the U.N. Security Council.

There will be a panel discussion on "Cultural Differences in Negotiation" 10:15-11:15 a.m. There will be two panel discussions 10:15 a.m.-noon: "WTO and its Dispute Procedures," and "Law and Ethics of Death and Dying." The day will close with a roundtable discussion on "Comparative Issues of High Court Jurisprudence" 4-5:30 p.m.

On Oct. 18, there will be panel discussions on "Globalization of Antitrust," "Reforming the Constitution for Europe," "War Crimes at the National and International Level," and "A Practical Approach to International Commercial Arbitration." For more information, contact the Law School, 764-6375.

Union Program Board hosts pep rally

The Michigan Union Program Board will sponsor a pep rally for students and parents at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Michigamua Plaza (next to the Cube). Scheduled to appear are Athletic Director Tom Goss, football coach Lloyd Carr, football players, cheerleaders and members of the Marching Band. The a cappella group Amazin' Blue will perform. For more information, call Laura Coughlan or Joe Gutowski, 763-3202.

School of Nursing holds open house

The School of Nursing will hold an open house from 6:30-9 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the School of Nursing building, 400 N. Ingalls. Registration begins at 6 p.m. The program includes an overview of graduate programs, a panel discussion with current graduate students, information about financial and multicultural support and an opportunity to meet with faculty for informal advising. To register, call 763-5985.

Malm lectures on meaning of percussion in Japanese culture

William P. Malm, professor emeritus of music and former director of the Stearns Collection, will present a lecture/demonstration titled "Percussive Paths to Enlightenment in Japan" at 2 p.m. Sun. (Oct. 12) in the Britton Recital Hall. Malm will explain and demonstrate how gongs, bells and drums, all part of Shinto and Buddhist Japanese ceremonies, have functions beyond the musical. For more information, call 764-0594.

Pharmacy holds career options seminar

The College of Pharmacy will hold a session on Career Options for Pharm. D. graduates 7-9 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 9) in Room 1544, C.C. Little Bldg. The program will provide health profession students with information on the many career opportunities available to them. Representatives from pharmaceutical industry, hospital, teaching, community practice and graduate programs will be present. Refreshments will be served.

Albertson speaks on wastewater management technologies

Environmental and Water Resources Engineering will present Orris E. Albertson, process consultant with Enviro Enterprises, Salt Lake City, 2 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 10) in Room 1005, Dow Bldg. Albertson, the recipient of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers 1997 Kappe Lecture Award, will talk on "Emerging Wastewater Treatment Technologies: Is the Pace of Wastewater Treatement Needs Advancing Beyond the Growth in Technology?" His lecture will address a number of new improvements to existing wastewater systems as well as leading-edge technology being commercially evaluated. For more information, call 763-1464.

Bernard, Markus to speak on social, behavioral sciences

H. Russell Bernard, professor of anthropology, University of Florida, will speak on "Humanistic and Scientific Methods in the Human Sciences" at 4 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 9) in the Clements Library. He will discuss the Native Literacy Project and the Network Scale-up Project.

Sign up for IM football, cross country run

The Intramural Sports Program will take entries for the 1997 pre-season football tournament 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon. (Oct. 13) through Thurs. (Oct. 16) at the IMSB, 606 E. Hoover. Teams must pay a $35 fee, and managers must attend a meeting 6 p.m. Oct. 16 in Cliff Keen Arena. The tournament will be Oct. 18-19 at Mitchell Fields.

Entries for the 1997 cross country run are due by 4:30 p.m. Oct. 15 for individuals and teams at the IMSB, and 4:30 p.m. Oct. 16 for individuals at Mitchell Fields on Fuller Road. Teams will be charged an entry fee of $25, individuals $5. The race will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at Mitchell Fields. For more information, call 763-3562.

Vanpool available

Regular and temporary full-time employees who live in the Brighton, Clinton, Grass Lake or Jackson areas may join the Vanpool Program and ride to work with others from the area in a 15-passenger van. The monthly fee is $65 by payroll deduction. For more information, call Transportation Services, 764-3429.

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