The University Record, September 3, 1997
To ensure reimbursement in September paychecks, staff and faculty should turn in Benefits Reimbursement Account(s) claims to the Benefits Office (Central Campus), Wolverine Tower-Low Rise G405, 3003 South State St. by Sept. 17 for biweekly and monthly pay periods. The dates are also available at the Benefits Office Web site, http://www.umich.edu/~benefits/.
The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) is recruiting faculty researchers from all schools, colleges and disciplines for the 1997-98 academic year. The program engages first and second year students as research assistants to faculty members. Students earn either academic credit or work-study funds, and all work-study costs are covered by UROP. For an application packet and additional information, call 647-2768. The application deadline is Sept. 10. Applications also may be submitted electronically via the web at http://www.umich.edu/~urop.
Those interested in organizing an event during the 1998 Martin Luther King Symposium should submit an event registration form to the Office of Academic and Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI) by Oct. 22. The planning committee for the MLK symposium asks that individual events be scheduled around the following times, when events are being planned for the entire campus community: 7-11 p.m. Jan. 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Jan. 19. Events submitted after the Oct. 22 deadline will not be published in the MLK symposium promotional materials. For more information contact OAMI, 936-1055 or access the Web at http://www.umich.edu/~ovpama/oami/.
The School of Public Policy will host a reception in honor of the retirement of Helene C. McCarren 2-4 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Wolverine Room, Michigan Union. McCarren is assistant director at the School of Public Policy.
Staff at the Shapiro Library and the Office of Instructional Technology have developed a Web-based guide to the library research process. The guide can be used as a stand-alone tutorial or an outline for library instruction sections. The guide can be accessed through the web at http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/libguide. Send comments or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
U-M regular and temporary employees commuting from the Brighton, Clinton, Grass Lake or Jackson areas may now sign up for the Vanpool program. Employees ride to work in a 15-passenger van, available for a monthly fee of $65 by payroll deduction. For more information, call Transportation Services, 764-3429.
The LSA Office of the Dean is seeking nominations for positions available at the end of summer 1998: associate dean for academic affairs, assistant to the dean for academic affairs, associate dean for budget and administration and associate dean for undergraduate education and long-range planning. Deans meet weekly with the LSA dean to discuss policy, and attend and participate in all meetings of the College Executive Committee. Associate dean appointments last three years, with three-quarter responsibility; the assistant to the dean serves three years with half-time responsibility. Nominations (due Sept. 29) should be accompanied by supporting statements; self-nominations are welcome. Questions? Call, 764-0322.
In conjunction with the Special Collections Library's exhibit "Glimpses into the Worlds of Schubert, Mendelssohn and Brahms," Ellwood Derr, professor of music, will present a lecture/recital titled "Inquisitiveness, Browsing, Collection, Debt, Eureka!" The presentation will be held at 8 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Special Collections Library. The exhibition runs through Sept. 20 and features autographs, early printed editions and elegant title pages of the three composers. For more information, call Kathryn Beam, 764-9377.
Cecilia Bartoli, world-renowned mezzo-soprano, will appear at 4 p.m. Sept. 21 in Hill Auditorium. This performance replaces the originally scheduled March performance Bartoli cancelled due to bronchial infection. The program is the same as it was for March with one exception-pianist Stephen Blier will replace Gyorgy Fischer. The string continuo ensemble I Delfici will perform with Bartoli in the first half of the program as originally planned. Tickets are available through the University Musical Society Box Office, 764-2538.
The University Library has announced the transition to a new enhanced interface for searching essential medical databases. UM-MEDSEARCH utilizes a graphical interface and provides enhanced access to the databases MEDLINE, HealthSTAR and CINAHL.
Access to the new interface is currently available on a trial basis through the Web at http://www.lib.umich.edu/um-medsearch. The trial period will extend through October, at which time the AIDSLINE and CANCERLIT databases will be added.
UM-MEDLINE will eventually be phased out. Classes and workshops have been scheduled to provide assistance and consultation during the transition period. An open house session will be held noon-1:30 p.m today (Sept 3). A full schedule of classes can be accessed through the web at http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Taubman.lib.classes.html.
For more information, call Pat Martin, 946-1401 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Clements Library is hosting "In the Good Old Summertime," an exhibition of what turn-of-the-century Americans were doing for vacation before modern transportation and expanded leisure time came along. Photos, brochures, postcards and advertising materials from the 1880s to the early 1900s document the multitude of historical vacation pastimes. The exhibit is open 1-4:45 p.m. Mon.-Fri. through Sept. 30. Admission is free.
M-Fit will kick off its series of East Ann Arbor Health Center Culinary School Cooking Classes 6-8 p.m. Sept. 10 with "Power Brown Bag Lunches for Super Scholars." Conducted by Chef Sirkka Hougard of Whole Foods Market, this class is meant primarily for chefs ages 12-14. Participants will learn to make various sandwich spreads, veggie dip, trail mix and other treats.
M-Fit sponsors various cooking classes at the East Ann Arbor Health Center at 4260 Plymouth Rd. Special rates are available to couples, preventive cardiology patients, and those who register for at least three classes. All classes are discounted for M-CARE insurance participants. To register or for more information, call Nicole Goyarts, 998-6736.
U-M-Dearborn's School of Engineering computer and information science program has received accreditation from the Computer Science Accreditation Commission of the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board, a body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors.
The Department of Psychiatry is sponsoring a geropsychiatry series Wednesdays this month 10:30 a.m.-noon in MCHC Auditorium, F2305. The series begins today (Sept. 3) with a "Geropsychiatry Case Conference," and is followed on Sept. 10 with "Alzheimer's Disease Therapy: Past, Present, and Future" and "Longitudinal Study Of Family Members 'At Risk' for Alzheimer's Disease: A First Look." Other seminar titles include "Behavioral Disturbance in Dementia: Biology and Therapy," "Late Life Depression: A Review of Our Current Understanding," and "Is Late Life Depression Less Prevalent? A Look at the Epidemiologic Evidence." The series is supported in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Abbott Laboratories.
The Turner Geriatric Clinic will present a community forum for older women and adult daughters who are sharing a household. Topics for discussion include decision making, health and well-being, dealing with change and getting along. Women considering a move with their daughters or mothers are also welcome to attend. The forum will be held 2-4 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Turner Senior Resource Center, 1010 Wall St. Parking is available. For more information, call 764-2556.
U-M-Flint will host the 5th Annual Traditional Pow-Wow noon-6 p.m. Sat. (Sept. 6) on the bank of the Flint River. The theme for the '97 Pow-Wow, "Honoring the Spirit and Talent of Our Youth," was inspired by a magazine article featuring the poetry of students from the Hannahville, Mich., Nah Tah Wahsh Indian School. For more information, contact Catherine Davids, Office of Education Opportunity Initiatives, (810) 762-3365.
A farewell reception for Randy J. Harris, associate vice president for finance since 1995, will be held 2:30-4 p.m. Fri. (Sept. 5) in the Michigan League Ballroom. Harris has been appointed vice chancellor for administration and finance at the University of Houston System and University of Houston vice president for administration and finance. He will assume his new responsibilities Sept. 15. For more information, call Jill Blythman, 764-7270.
Career Planning & Placement (CPP), the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and other schools and student organizations will offer an Academic Job Search Symposium Sept. 11. The symposium is an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students to gain access to information and support for the transition to the academic professional life. Pre-registration is available through Fri. (Sept. 5), and registration materials are available through graduate departments and on the Web at http://cpp.umich.edu. On-site registration will also be available. For more information, call CPP, 764-7460.
The Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association has donated $5,000 to the Pediatric Rehabilitation Program at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
The association is composed of former Red Wing players who organize charity hockey games and raise money for various causes. In the past, the group has donated money to Mott Hospital as well as the Holden Perinatal Hospital and the Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Lawrence W. Levine, MacArthur Award-winning historian and author of The Opening of the American Mind: Canons, Culture and History, will speak "On the Search for American Identity" at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Auditorium, Rackham Bldg.
Levine's free, public lecture will inaugurate a year-long series of "conversations" on American values sponsored by the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies
"One of the country's premier historians of American cultural history, Prof. Levine has thought deeply about issues relating to multiculturalism and diversity, and has written widely and persuasively on the subject," says Interim Dean Earl Lewis. "He is an engaging figure who enjoys lively give and take with his audience. His presence here will enrich and inform our thinking."
Levine will be a King/Chavez/Parks visiting professor while on campus and, in addition to his public lecture, will participate in a multidisciplinary seminar with U-M faculty and students on issues related to race, history, education and multiculturalism.
Turner Learning Programs and the Geriatrics Center will present "Ask the Doctor: Practical Tips for Maintaining Bowel Health" 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 11 in the Turner Geriatric Clinic conference room, level one of the Cancer and Geriatrics Center Bldg. The seminar will address the concern of many elderly patients about the relationship between serious gastrointestinal problems and cancer. For more information, call 764-2556.
The U-M Substance Abuse Research Center (UMSARC) will hold a proseminar 3-5 p.m Sept. 10 in the UMSARC Seminar Room on the Briarwood Campus, 475 Market Place, Suite D. UMSARC and the College of Pharmacy will sponsor speaker James Tisdale, associate professor, Wayne State University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, who will present "Effects of Cocaine on the Heart." Gregory Dalack, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, will present "Nicotine Effects on the Body." For more information, call UMSARC, 998-6500, or send e-mail to email@example.com.
The United Way kicks off its service season with "Day of Caring," a day-long opportunity for community volunteers to come together and work on community service projects at local health and human service agencies. The day begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at UAW Local 892, Ford Motor Co., 601 Woodland Ave., Saline. Volunteers will work on various projects 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 763-5554 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Michigan Union Program Board, University Health Service, IFC/PanHellenic Council and Project SERVE welcome international "sexpert" Jay Friedman. Friedman will present his free, public lecture, "Sex Matters," at 8 p.m. Fri. (Sept. 5) in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union. Friedman was nominated as Lecturer of the Year by the National Association for Campus Activities in 1996. In addition to being a professionally certified sex educator, he also is an award-winning writer, radio talk show host and former disk jockey.
Human Resource Development's (HRD) 1997-98 catalog is now available. The catalog includes courses in numerous professional development areas including supervision and management, leadership and teamwork, conflict resolution, communication, customer service and self-development. Registration is currently under way, and early registration is encouraged.
Many new courses have been developed and added to regular HRD offerings. In response to requests from the University's executive officers, a new course, "Foundations of Supervision," is being offered to help supervisors with the increasing challenges they face in the workplace.
The catalog also includes information on organizational improvement services such as planning, focus groups and team development that are provided through HRD.
The catalog has been mailed out to most University faculty and staff. If you have not received a copy, call 764-7410 or send e-mail to email@example.com. HRD materials are also available on the Web at http://www.umich.edu/~hraa/hrd.
The Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program will take entries for 1997 soccer 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues. (Sept. 9) at the Intramural Sports Bldg. The entry fee is $65 per team, and managers must attend a meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 10 in Cliff Keen Arena. Games will begin Sept. 11 and will be played at Mitchell Fields on Fuller Road, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Mon-Thurs. For additional information, contact the IM Sports Program, 763-3562.
The Matthaei Botanical Gardens kicks off its Adult Education Program Sept. 10 with a workshop on the pruning of deciduous shrubs and small ornamental and native trees. The workshop will be led by Irene McDonnell Cahill, forestry supervisor of the city of Lansing. Two sections of the workshop will be offered. Section I is offered 6-8 p.m. Sept. 10 and 10 a.m.-noon or noon-2 p.m Sept. 20. Section II is offered 6-8 p.m. Sept. 17 and 10 a.m.-noon or noon-2 p.m. Sept. 20 . Participants should come dressed to be outdoors and bring appropriate hand tools. There is a $35 registration fee. For more information, call 998-7061.
The Museum of Art and Kelsey Museum of Archaeology come together to present "Sepphoris in Galilee: Crosscurrents of Culture," running at both museums Sept. 7-Dec. 14. The exhibit takes viewers back to the ancient city of Sepphoris where Jews, pagans and Christians coexisted in relative harmony. The exhibition artifacts reflect the multicultural nature of the city, and are set off by maps, videos, photo-murals and three-dimensional models of buildings that help viewers envision the artifacts in their original contexts. The exhibition opens with a public lecture by exhibition co-curator Eric Meyers of Duke University at 3 p.m. Sun. (Sept. 7) in Auditorium A, Angell Hall. The exhibition will then be open to the public 4-6:30 p.m. For more information, call 764-0395.
The Matthaei Botanical Gardens is accepting entries for their upcoming exhibit "In the Eye of the Garden." The Ann Arbor Flower and Garden Show will award $600 for the best photographic entry in the exhibit, and that photo will be used for all of the 1998 Flower Show's promotional material. Both professional and amateur photographers are invited to submit their work. Entries are restricted to color or black-and-white photographs of flowers and gardens, but fresh approaches to the subject are encouraged. Pick up an entry form at the Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Road. All entries must be received by Sept. 19. For more information, contact Paul Little, 998-7061.
Human Resources and Affirmative Action will sponsor "How to Respond Effectively to Claims of Sexual Harassment," a free, live, interactive teleconference presented by the University of Vermont. The conference will be held noon-4:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union, and will address the latest Office for Civil Rights Guidance and Investigative protocol for dealing with claims of sexual harassment within institutions of higher education. A panel discussion of U-M policy and practices will follow the teleconference. For more information, call Begona Garcia, 764-8569.
The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies is accepting applications for its 1997 Faculty Research Grants and Fellowships Program. The program grants junior faculty funds to establish and sustain projects in research, scholarship or the arts. Faculty members may apply for concurrent grants and fellowships as long as the total funds do not exceed $15,000. The deadline for applications for winter 1998 term is Oct. 10. Applications and guidelines are available in Room 1004 Rackham Bldg. Interested faculty should contact 764-8221 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Fri. (Sept. 5), Medical Center Information Technology (MCIT) presents an informal workshop on "The Role of Distributed Objects in Healthcare." The workshop begins at 9 a.m. at the Ford Amphitheater, University Hospital, and will address the necessity, consequences, and implications of distributed object computing technology in health care. The seminar is open to regional health care provider organizations and decision-makers who want to gain an edge in the increasingly competitive health care field and are interested in distributed object computing technology and the issues that accompany its use. More information is available at http://www.med.umich.edu/mcit/spd/rdoh/.
Tickets for the 1997-98 regular University Musical Society season are available to the general public. Highlights of the upcoming season include the rescheduled return of Cecilia Bartoli, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra featuring pianist Christoph Eschenbach and violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, the return of the hugely popular Harlem Nutcracker, Itzhak Perlman, and the world premiere of a Wynton Marsalis composition.
Box office hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Tickets also may be purchased by phone, 764-2538. Groups of 10 or more can receive discounts by calling 763-3100.
Copies of Climate and Character, Perspectives on Diversity are now available. The report assesses the progress toward reaching the goals of the Michigan Mandate and the Michigan Agenda for Women.
Copies can be obtained by calling 764-6270, sending an e-mail request to email@example.com, or picking up a copy at the Office of the President, 2074 Fleming Administration Bldg., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.
Courses through Hillel's Jewish Learning Center begin Sept. 15. Course topics include elementary, intermediate and advanced Hebrew, Basic Judaism, Talmud, and Parsha and Pizza. For registration information, call 769-0500.
A Sept. 12 symposium featuring some of the "fathers of biomedical engineering" will celebrate the establishment of a Department of Biomedical Engineering and Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, supported by funding from the Whitaker Foundation and the U-M.
Scheduled speakers include Eugene Bell, a pioneer in tissue engineering; Y.C. Fung, known for ground-breaking work in biomechanics; Douglas Lauffenburger, who specializes in molecular engineering; Paul Lautebur, a leading researcher in medical imaging; and Buddy Ratner, an authority on biomaterials. Matthew O'Donnell and Don Chaffin of the Department of Biomedical Engineering also will speak.
Steven Goldstein, director of the new center, notes that the "discipline of biomedical engineering will significantly improve health care, advance medical technology and fuel economic development in medically-related industries."
The day-long symposium begins at 9 a.m. at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. Reservations (call 764-9588, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) are recommended.
The 214 Executive Orders issued by John F. Kennedy can now be found on-line on the WorldWide Web at http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Documents.center/jfkeo.html.
The directives include the establishment of the Peace Corps and emergency instructions to government agencies during the Cuban Missile Crisis. They are indexed by number, date, title and keyword.
The project was conducted by School of Information Library Science masters student Maria Schieda. Schieda spent approximately 400 hours scanning the text from Title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations and creating the number, date and title indexes.
David Hessler, School of Information, and Grace York, University Library Documents Coordinator, served as advisers.
The Comprehensive Cancer Center will offer free prostate cancer screenings on Sept. 15 in Ann Arbor and Sept. 17 in Livonia. All men ages 50 and older and men ages 40 and older who are African American or have a family history of prostate cancer are eligible. Exams take less than 10 minutes and include a free PSA blood test. To schedule an exam, call Cancer AnswerLine nurses 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., (800)-865-1125.
The Center for Japanese Studies invites nominations for the 1998-99 Toyota Visiting Professorship in Japanese Studies.
Next year's recipient will be a scholar from Japan. The individual will be expected to conduct a program of research during his or her residence, give occasional lectures and engage in various activities with University and non-University audiences. While not a requirement, some priority will be given to nominees willing to teach a regular graduate or undergraduate course. The recipient normally arrives in early September and is in residence until late April.
Salary will be provided at a competitive level reflecting rank and experience of the awardee. Travel expenses to and from the recipient's residence will be provided, and appropriate office facilities will be made available, along with research and clerical assistance.
Those interested in applying are asked to submit an application form in English by Jan. 3, 1998. Nominations should be submitted by Oct. 13. For more information, call 764-6307.
Researchers at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) have identified the first known genetic mutation that causes familial colorectal cancer and have developed a simple blood test to pinpoint the gene mutation. The mutation is the most common cancer-related mutation now known and is present in more than 500,000 Ashkenazi Jews. Findings of the team are reported in the Sept. 1 issue of Nature Genetics.
Stephen B. Gruber, assistant professor of internal medicine who was one of the co-investigators, is preparing to launch a clinical study at the Comprehensive Cancer Center to determine how much risk is associated with this mutation and how best to coun sel patients about risk and prevention of the disease.
"The primary goal of the study is to understand the risk of colorectal cancer in the Jewish community," Gruber says. He hopes to enroll hundreds of patients who are concerned about their cancer risk or are interested in genetic testing.
To learn more about the upcoming study, call the U-M Cancer AnswerLine, (800)-865-1125, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
The Greater Flint Economics Club, sponsored by the U-M-Flint, in conjunction with FOCUS Council and the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, will offer a series of six luncheon presentations focusing on the role of education in creating and stabilizing a vibrant community.
Scheduled to lead the series, which runs Sept. 17-Nov. 11, is M. Peter McPherson, president of Michigan State University, looking at trends in higher education.
Leonard Kaplan, professor of education, speaks about teachers for the new millennium Sept. 24.
Lawrence Reed and Thomas Bertonneau of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy will present their views on the demand for literacy Oct. 8.
On Oct. 20, Harold L. Hodgekinson, co-director for Educational Leadership, Washington, D.C., will discuss the relevance of education to future employment.
On Nov. 4, Arthur L. Johnson, retired vice president for university relations at Wayne State University, will speak about America's future in public education.
The series concludes Nov. 11 with President Emeritus James J. Duderstadt talking about the future of education in the digital age.
The luncheon series is held at noon in the Harding Mott University Center Michigan Rooms. A fee of $80 covers membership and meals. Individual lecture tickets are not available.
For additional information, call the Office of Development, (810) 762-3350.
Complete schedules of commuter buses and other forms of transportation on campus are available on the buses and at the Campus Information Centers, Michigan Union and Pierpont Commons; Michigan League; Bursley Hall; Housing Office (Student Activities Building); and Family Housing Office, North Campus. Nite Owl maps and schedules are available on the buses and at the Union, League, Housing Office and Undergraduate Library. Information also can be found at http://www.umich.edu/~plantops/transportation/.
Commuter service connects the Athletic Campus to North Campus, serving the Central Campus and Medical Center along the way. The route is divided into two legs: Northbound/Glazier Way and Southbound/Crisler Arena. Buses run 6:40 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. at 10-minute intervals, with some exceptions and excluding holidays.
The Bursley-Baits route connects these housing facilities with the Medical Center and main bus stop on Central Campus. The Northwood route connects those housing facilities with the Medical Center and the main Central Campus stop, while providing service to the Hubbard/Hayward parking lot near Huron Parkway. Northwood runs 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at 10-minute intervals with some exceptions, and at 20-minute intervals 7 p.m.-midnight. Bursley-Baits runs 7:10 a.m.-7 p.m. at 10-minute intervals, and at 15-minute intervals 7 p.m.-12:15 a.m. Beginning at 12:40 a.m., service to Bursley, Baits and Northwood is combined as the North Campus route.
Late evenings, weekends, holidays
The North Campus route combines the Bursley-Baits and Northwood routes. Service is provided weekdays 12:40-2 a.m. (3 a.m. Fridays) at 20-minute intervals. During weekends and holidays, service generally is provided 7 a.m.-2 a.m. (3 a.m. Saturdays and midnight on holidays) at 20-minute intervals. Buses on regular routes are lift-equipped after 7 p.m. seven days per week.
Fall service begins today (Sept. 3), running fixed routes and providing safe transportation to many Central Campus housing facilities and the main North Campus bus stop. North and South routes leave the Undergraduate Library 7 p.m.-2 a.m. every 30 minutes. The service is lift-equipped and operates only during class and exam periods.
Glazier Ride and Ride Home
Glazier Ride is a free taxi ride to the Glazier Way Commuter Lot. Ride Home is a free taxi to your door from campus libraries. Both services may be booked by presenting student or staff ID 3-5 a.m. at the Undergraduate Library Circulation Desk or 2-7 a.m. at the Media Union Information, seven days per week.
Paratransit bus service is available to students and staff with permanent or temporary disabilities, 7:20 a.m.-10:20 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.
During University holiday recesses other than Winter Break, the North Campus weekend schedule is in effect. A separate Winter Break Schedule will be available on the buses and the Web and at the locations above.