The University Record, October 29, 1997


Rackham dean search: Call for nominations

The Rackham Dean Search Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications Nov. 1, and has set a deadline of Nov. 17 for receipt of all applications and nominations.

The committee is seeking applicants and nominees with the following qualities:


A distinguished record of scholarly productivity and educational leadership.


An appreciation of and commitment to excellence in graduate education and scholarship.


A commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action.


The ability to administer the Graduate School with integrity, diplomacy and resourcefulness.


The ability to provide strong intellectual leadership and to foster interdisciplinary leadership and to foster interdisciplinary activities.

Qualifications include an earned doctorate; appointment as or qualifications to be appointed a tenured full professor; knowledge of and experience at the University; graduate teaching experience, including direction of doctoral theses and dissertati ons; demonstrated administrative ability; excellent communication and leadership skills; an understanding of issues and trends in graduate education; ability to work in a wide range of University and extramural settings; a reasonable expectation of servin g at least one five-year term; and willingness to pursue resource development.

Applications should be accompanied by a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. Send to: Abby Stewart, chair, Rackham Graduate School Dean Search Advisory Committee, 3074 Fleming Administration Bldg. 1340. E-mail m ay be addressed to or

Business & Finance Diversity Choir seeking new members

The Business & Finance Diversity Choir is looking for new members to sing 3:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 19 for the 10th annual Martin Luther King Day Convocation in Hill Auditorium. No previous choir experience is necessary. Rehearsals will be 4-5 p.m. Wednesd ays from now until the performance. Interested persons who are unable to attend every practice may obtain tapes of their specific part to use for rehearsal. Permission from an immediate supervisor is necessary to attain release time to attend the practi ces. For more information, call George Elliott, 763-9379.

Faulkner will be topic of two-day conference

The Special Collections Library will present a two-day conference, "William Faulkner: The First Hundred Years," Nov. 7-8. The event features films, videos, lectures and discussion focusing on the 1949 Nobel Prize winning author's place in world liter ature, trends in Faulkner teaching and collecting, and Faulkner's "families."

All events are free and open to the public. Featured scholars include Robert Hamblin, director of the Center for Faulkner Studies at Southeast Missouri State University; William Boozer, a collector and the editor of The Faulkner Newsletter and Yoknap atawpha Review; and Engelsina Pareslegina, librarian at the Gorky Institute of World Literature in Moscow.

Conference highlights include a showing of the film, Intruder in the Dust at 9 a.m. Nov. 7 in Auditorium B, Angell Hall, and a session on teaching Faulkner at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Special Collections Library.

For information, contact Kathryn Beam, 764-9377, or send e-mail to

November, December bring early paydays

The November monthly payroll will be distributed on Nov. 26 because of the Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 27-28. The December monthly payroll will be distributed Dec. 22 because of the winter break. There will be no changes in the biweekly Friday payrolls during these holiday periods.

Northwalk needs women volunteers

Northwalk, the North Campus version of Safewalk, is currently seeking volunteers. Northwalk is based in the Bursley lobby next to the Department of Public Safety. Volunteers work one two-hour shift a week and one four-hour weekend shift a term. Shif ts are 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Sun.-Thurs. The program is particularly in need of female volunteers because volunteers walk in pairs consisting of either two females or a male and a female. For more information, send e-mail to Stephanie Herzberg, To request a walk on North Campus, call Northwalk, 763-WALK.

English Department hosts fiction and poetry readings

Poets and fiction writers from Ann Arbor and around the world will read from their work as part of U-M's free visiting writer's series in November. All readings are in Rackham Amphitheater.

Susan Richards Shreve, author of several novels and books for children, will read at 4 p.m. Nov. 3.

John Burnside, a Scottish poet and fiction writer, will read from his poetry at 5 p.m. Nov. 6. His reading is co-sponsored by the International Institute's European Studies Program and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

Janet Kauffman, author of several novels and collections of short fiction and poetry, will read from her fiction at 4 p.m. Nov. 11.

Keith Taylor will read from his poetry at 4 p.m. Nov. 18. Taylor's writings have appeared in several magazines and newspapers, and he has published several collections of poetry and short fiction.

The Visiting Writers Series is co-sponsored by the Department of English and Borders Books and Music. For more information, call 764-6296.

Russian scientist to speak on campus

Rafael M. Yusupov, professor at St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University and director of the St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, a branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, will deliver several lectures at the U-M and in t he Detroit area Nov. 4-7.

Yusupov was a pioneer in an area Russians call sensitivity theory, known as robustness theory in the West. The field deals with the role of uncertainties in automated systems, information crucial in applications such as automated aircraft systems, whe re uncertainty and variation are inevitable.

Yusupov will speak on "Current State and Perspectives of Science Development in Russia" at 5:30 p.m. Tues. (Nov. 4) at Fair Lane at U-M-Dearborn, and 4 p.m. Wed. (Nov. 5) in Room 1032, FXB Bldg. He also will lecture on "The Education of a Flag Grade Officer in the USSR and Russian Federation" at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 6 at North Hall.

Accompanying Yusupov on his tour is Irene Podnozova, a researcher at the St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation Sciences. She will speak on "The Role of Women in Soviet and Russia Science, Engineering and Technology" at 5 p.m. Nov. 6 in Room 1008, FXB Bldg.

Yusupov and Podnozova's visit is sponsored by the Department of Aerospace Engineering and ROTC.

Union hosts Halloween festival Oct. 30

The 4th Floor of the Michigan Union will be transformed into a Festival of Fun 6:30-8 p.m. Thurs. (Oct. 30). Children of faculty, staff, students and alumni are encouraged to Trick-or-Treat at the doors of student organizations. This event is sponsor ed by the Michigan Union Board of Representatives and the Michigan Union Programming Board. For more information, call Andrew Shotwell, 647-9991 or 763-5911.

Kinder's lecture focuses on racism in American politics

In honor of his appointment to the Philip E. Converse Collegiate Professorship of Political Science, Donald R. Kinder will lecture on "Whitewashing Racism: Principles and Prejudice in American Political Life," at 4:10 p.m. Tues. (Nov. 4) in Rackham Amp hitheater. Kinder will argue that the optimism displayed by Gunnar Myrdal in An American Dilemma is largely misplaced and that racism continues to be a powerful force in today's American politics.

A reception in the Rackham Assembly Hall will follow the lecture. Both are open to the public. For more information, call 998-6255.

Sax delivers annual Cook Lectures

Joseph L. Sax, the James H. House & Hiram H. Hurd Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the annual Cook Lectures at 4 p.m. Mon.-Wed. (Nov. 3-5) in Room 250, Hutchins Hall. The lectures' focus will be "Who Owns Histor y." On Monday, Sax will speak on "What George Washington Took Home"; on Tuesday, "Yes, The Library Has It, But You Can't see It"; and Wednesday, "Executors, Heirs and Biographers." The William W. Cook Lectures on American Institutions are sponsored by the Law School and LS&A.

Research Clubs sponsor lecture on evolution

The University of Michigan Research Club and the Women's Research Club will host a lecture on "Race and Human Evolution" by Milford Wolpoff, professor of anthropology, and Rachel Caspari, visiting assistant professor of anthropology, at 7 p.m. Mon. (No v. 3) in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg. Wolpoff and Caspari have recently published a book on the topic. Refreshments will follow the lecture. For more information, call Mary C. Crichton, 662-8067.

Symposium on global financial markets is Nov. 7-8

Japan's "Big Bang" financial reforms, speculative bubbles and exchange rate volatility in East Asia will all be examined at the Business School Nov. 7-8 during the Fifth Mitsui Life Symposium on Global Financial Markets.

The symposium will begin at 1:15 p.m. Nov. 7 with keynote addresses from Jeffrey Sachs, Harvard University, and Eisuke Sakakibara, vice minister for Japan's Ministry of Finance. Sachs is a world-renowned expert and adviser to the governments of sever al countries, including Poland and Russia. Sakabira has gained fame as a champion of reform in Japan and the impetus behind Prime Minister Hashimoto's "Big Bang" reforms to liberalize Japan's financial markets.

Following the keynote addresses, individual sessions will address the Japanese economy from the 1980s onward. Discussion will continue at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 8 with sessions devoted to the broader East Asian economy. All sessions are open to the public. For more information, call 764-5222.

Monet exhibition tickets now available

The Museum of Art will present "Monet at Vetheiuil: The Turning Point," an exhibition consisting of 12 paintings by French Impressionist Claude Monet that reveal a great deal about the artist's life 1878-81. These were the years Monet spent in the tow n of Vetheuil, on the banks of the Seine, during which time his first wife, Camille, died. The exhibition brings together paintings never seen together since they stood in the artist's studio over a century ago. One, a portrait of Camille on her deathbe d, has never been seen in this country.

The exhibition is open Jan. 24-March 15. Due to unprecedented interest throughout Michigan and nationwide, the Museum has hired TicketsPlus to handle ticket transactions. Tickets are now available by calling (800) 585-3737. Admission is $6, $3 for U-M faculty, staff and senior citizens, and free for Museum Friends, U-M students and children under age 12. For more information, call 764-0395.

CEW internships application deadline is Nov. 4

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) offers a program of administrative internships beginning in January. The 12-24 week project-oriented work experiences are sponsored by a variety of U-M units and community agencies and businesses. The oppor tunities are available to women interested in re-entering the job market or making significant change in career direction, who have at least a bachelor's degree; an interest in developing marketable, transferable skills; and currently are not enrolled in an educational program.

Internships pay an educational stipend of $1,680 (20 hours per week for three months). Longer internships pay proportionately more. Descriptions of the internships are available at CEW and should be read before applying. These may be purchased at C EW for $1 or mailed for $2. Application letters and resumes must be received by Nov. 4. For more information, call 998-7210.

Applications due for Faculty Awards for Research and Creative Projects

Applications for the first round of review for Faculty Awards for Research and Creative Projects are due Nov. 1. The purpose of these awards is to enhance academic excellence and intellectual diversity among faculty, primary research staff, librarians , curators and archivists. Second-round review applications are due April 1. Call 764-3982 or send e-mail to to request a guideline and application packet.

Jones plays on Nov. 7

Warren Jones, internationally acclaimed accompanist, will perform a concert of chamber music at 8 p.m. Nov. 7 in Britton Recital Hall. Jones performs with many of today's best known artists, is a frequent guest at Carnegie and was featured in the Unit ed Nations memorial concert and tribute to Audrey Hepburn.

Oboist Harry Sargous, clarinetist Fred Ormand, bassoonist Richard Beene, French hornist Bryan Kennedy and cellist Erling Blondal Bengtsson join Jones in a program including Mozart's Quintet for Piano and Winds, K. 452; Ponchielli's Capricc io for Oboe and Piano and Brahms' Trio in A minor, Op. 114. The concert is free and open to the public.

LS&A faculty meets Nov. 3

The LS&A faculty meeting will begin at 4:10 p.m. Mon. (Nov. 3) in Auditorium B, Angell Hall. The agenda includes reports from the Executive Committee and Senate Assembly.

University Symphony premieres Mendelssohn Concerto

Pianist Anton Nel, conductor Kenneth Kiesler and the University Symphony Orchestra will present the American premiere of Felix Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 3 in E Minor at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 in Hill Auditorium. The performance marks the 150th an niversary of Mendelssohn's death. The first public performance of this piece will be only three days prior in Leipzig, Germany.

The music was discovered 20 years ago by then-Yale doctoral musicology student Larry Todd who was at Oxford University looking through a pile of manuscripts and miscellaneous fragments from the Mendelssohn estate. Based upon correspondence and musica l contents, Todd ascertained the concerto was written between 1842 and 1844 and created the performance edition of the manuscript.

The remainder of the Nov. 4 concert will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Johannes Brahms with Brahms' 4th Symphony, and John Adams' 50th birthday year with The Chairman Dances. For more information, call 764-0594.

UMSARC focuses on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

U-M Substance Abuse Research Center (UMSARC) Proseminar will focus on "The Science and Mythology of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome," 3-5 p.m. Wed. (Nov. 5) in the UMSARC/UMARC Seminar Room, Briarwood Campus, 475 Market Place, Suite D.

The presentation by Ernest Able, director of reproductive toxicology in the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology at Wayne State University, will be co-sponsored by the U-M Alcohol Resarch Center.

For more information, call UMSARC, 998-6500, or send e-mail to

Ann Arbor getting new area code

Get ready to change your letterhead and business cards. On Dec. 13, "optional" dialing will begin for the Ann Arbor area's new area code‹734‹which means individuals calling you long distance can use either 313 or 734. The new area code will be mandat ory July 25, 1998. The city of Detroit and all Detroit zones will remain in the 313 area code.

Conference on 'Survival of the African American Male' is Nov. 1

Noted film director Spike Lee and actor Malik Yoba will speak Nov. 1 at the all-day "Conference on the Survival of the African American Male" at Annapolis Park Church of Christ, 30355 Annapolis Street, Westland. The conference will run 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m ., with Yoba speaking at 11 a.m. and Lee at 4 p.m.

The program also will feature free health screenings, panel presentations and workshop sessions on prostate cancer, hypertension and heart disease, racism and mental health and access to health care for men, as well as seminar sessions for women.

To pre-register, call 764-3124 or the Annapolis Park Church of Christ, 721-6727. The $15 admission fee can be paid 8-9:30 a.m. the day of the program. The conference is sponsored by the Medical Center's Office of Multicultural Health, Focus: HOPE, W JLB-FM, Churches of Christ of Michigan, the David Walker Research Institute at Michigan State University, the Wayne County Health Department, M-CARE, OmniCare, SelectCare, Health Alliance Plan, Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Medical Center and Blue Car e Network.