The University Record, September 10, 1997


Regents meeting is Sept. 18

The Board of Regents will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Regents Room, Fleming Administration Bldg. Public comments will be at 4 p.m. The agenda includes annual financial statements and year-end financial information for 1996-7 and various personnel appointments. For more information, call 763-8011.


Institute of Gerontology symposium examines signal transduction

The Nathan Shock Center for Fundamental Research on the Biology of Aging at the Institute of Gerontology (IoG) presents a two-day symposium on signal transduction beginning at 9 a.m. Mon. (Sept. 15) in Rackham Amphitheatre.

Four visiting scholars will speak at the symposium. They are: are Melanie Cobb, University of Texas; Vishva Dixit, Genentech Inc.; Nicholas Tonks, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories; and Roger Davis, University of Massachusetts.

Pathways of cell death and the role stress plays in neurocellular aging are among the topics to be covered. For more information, contact Gabriele Wienert, 764-4378.


Michigan League holds open house

"History, Tradition and a Place for the Future" is the theme of a free, public open house 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mon. (Sept. 15) at the Michigan League to celebrate the newly renovated facility and its services and programs.

Scheduled activities include food displays by the Catering Department and a napkin-folding demonstration. The Friends of the League will lead tours, exhibit pieces from the League's art collection and present a "Living History" display. The Programming Office will formally present the League Underground mural and provide information on upcoming programs and events.

Discount tickets for the League Buffet, gift shop and Inn at the Michigan League will be given to guests who register on a first-come, first-served basis.


Larkin lectures for U-M-Dearborn Commission for Women

U-M-Dearborn Commission for Women will sponsor "On Balance: Getting There From Here" noon-1:30 p.m. Sept. 18. The presentation features Geri Larkin, president of Strategic Thinking and author of multiple books including Twelve Steps to a Winning Marketing Plan, Woman to Woman: Street Smarts for Women Entrepreneurs, Ancient Wisdom, Perfect Wisdom and Bad Hair Days: A Memoir.

For more information, call Sharon Bingley, 593-5668.


'Seven Enigmas' returns to Power Center

The Institute for the Humanities will present an encore presentation of the successful summer dance performance "Seven Enigmas" at 8 p.m. Sat. (Sept. 13) at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. The performance is the culmination of an interdisciplinary collaboration by dance, art, science and statistics Fellows at the Institute.

"Their splendid performance is an outstanding example of what can come out of an interdisciplinary program that is designed to produce the unexpected," says Tom Trautmann, director of the Institute.

Tickets ($18, $14, and $7 for students) are available at the Michigan League Ticket Office.


Williams presents Sunday Evening Forum

Ralph Williams will speak at the Sunday Evening Forum on "Speaking One's Self: Commitment and the University Community" 7 p.m. Sun. (Sept. 14) at Campus Chapel, 1326 Washtenaw Court. A light supper at 6 p.m. will precede the discussion. For more information, call Marcy Carlson, 669-9018.


SPH Community Service Learning Fair to be held Sept. 15

The School of Public Health (SPH) sponsors the Fourth Annual Community Service Learning Fair 2:15-5 p.m. Mon. (Sept. 15).

The Fair commemorates the life and accomplishments of the late Albert H. Wheeler, a graduate of the School of Public Health and the first African American to hold a tenured faculty position at the U-M. The keynote speaker this year is his daughter, state Sen. Alma Wheeler Smith.

The keynote address will kick off the fair at 2:15 in Vaughn Aud. and be followed by the Fair from 3-5 p.m. on the third floor of the School of Public Health I.

For more information, call Renee Bayer, Community Academic Liaison Coordinator, 936-0932, or send e-mail to


Register for 3-on-3 basketball

The Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports program will take entries for 3-on-3 basketball teams 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon. (Sept. 15) at the Intramural Sports Bldg. Teams will be charged a $35 entry fee. Team managers must attend a mandatory meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 in Cliff Keen Arena. Games begin Sept. 18 and will be played 5:30-10:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs at the Intramural Sports Bldg. For more information, call the IM Sports Program, 763-3562.


Research Responsibility Program open to faculty, staff and students

The Office of the Vice President for Research and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies invite all faculty, staff and students to participate in the Research Responsibility Program, an opportunity to learn more about issues of responsible research conduct and administration.

Topic 1, "Introduction to Responsibility in Research," will be coordinated by Nicholas Steneck, professor of history and professional ethics and co-director of Inteflex, 4-6 p.m. Tues. (Sept. 16) in the School of Public Health Aud. 2 and

7-9 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League.

For more information, access the Web at; call OVPR, 763-1289; or send e-mail to


Memorial service for anatomical donors is Sept. 16

The annual memorial service for individuals who donated their bodies to the Medical School last year will be at 2 p.m. Tues. (Sept. 16) at Washtenong Memorial Park. The service is conducted by Hospital ministerial staff, and music will be performed by Fourcor horn quartet and Voices of Healing medical student choir. Several hundred members of the families and friends of the deceased are expected to attend. For more information, call 764-4359.


Financial Aid Office opens on North Campus

The Office of Financial Aid North Campus Satellite Office is now open at 1212 Pierpont Commons. Offering a full range of services, including financial aid advising and application material drop-off and pick-up, the office is open 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Mon.-Wed. and Fri., and

1-5 p.m. Thur. For more information, call the Office of Financial Aid, 763-6600, or send e-mail to


ABPAFS meeting is Sept. 17

The first general meeting this year of the Association of Black Professionals and Administrators, Faculty and Staff (ABPAFS) will be held noon-1:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in Room 6050, Institute for Social Research. For more information, call 764-8513.



Shalala to give Fauri Lecture

Donna E. Shalala, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), will deliver the annual Fedele F. and Iris M. Fauri Memorial Lecture on Child Welfare at 10 a.m. Sept. 18 at the Power Center for the Performing Arts.

Shalala, who has headed HHS since 1993, is a leader in the Clinton administration's efforts to reform the nation's welfare system and to improve health care.

The lecture is named in memory of Fedele Fauri, former vice president and dean of the School of Social Work, and his wife, Iris. Fedele Fauri held various state and federal government positions in social welfare, including serving as the first director of the Michigan Department of Social Services and as Social Security adviser to President John F. Kennedy and to both houses of Congress.

Shalala's free, public talk is sponsored by the School of Social Work. For more information, call 764-5347.


Engineering celebrates grand opening of Career Resource Center

The College of Engineering celebrates the grand opening of new offices for the Career Resource Center, Suite 230 Chrysler Center, with several events:


Mon. (Sept. 15) , faculty and administration open house, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.


Tues. (Sept. 16), keynote address by Darl Williams on interviewing techniques, 3 p.m., Chrysler Center Auditorium.


Sept. 17, author Martin Yate, career buoyancy in today's job market, 7 p.m., Chrysler Center Auditorium.


Sept. 18, Student organizations open house, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.


Sept. 19, ECRC overview on services and resources to support career goals, 3 p.m., Chrysler Center Auditorium.


Free class teaches newborn baby care

Learn the basics about caring for your baby in a free program 5:30-7 p.m. Tues. (Sept. 16) at the Brighton Health Center. Certified pediatric nurse practitioner Mary Ann Komarynski will be on hand to answer questions from parents, grandparents or anyone who will be caring for a newborn. Those interested who are unable to make the class may arrange free interviews with the pediatricians. For more information, call (810) 227-9510.


Farmer Jack and M-Fit launch Heart Health Grocery Store Program

Farmer Jack and the U-M Health System's Heart Care Program and Community Nutrition Education Program, with support from the Michigan Cholesterol Action Partnership, is introducing the M-Fit Supermarket Shelf Labeling Program. The program makes healthy shopping easier by color-coding products to help shoppers quickly identify healthy food choices.

For more information on surviving high cholesterol, call (800) 296-8778.


School of Ed receives grant to study early childhood reading

The School of Education has received a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to study early childhood reading.

Headed by education Prof. Elfrieda Hiebert, the new National Research Center on Early Reading Achievement will explore effective methods of teaching reading in early primary grades, examine successful reading techniques that link homes and schools, provide community resources for family reading and establish solid ties to effective pre-school practices.

Collaborating on the five-year project will be Michigan State University and the universities of Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Southern California and Virginia.


Said keynotes D'Arms Awards celebratory symposium

Edward W. Said, university professor at Columbia University and renowned literary and cultural critic, will speak at 4 p.m. Sept. 22 in Rackham Auditorium on the critical problems faced by scholars who undertake research across disciplines and cultural boundaries. Said's widely influential publications include the books Orientalism, The World, the Text and the Critic, and Culture and Imperialism.

His lecture, "Imperialism and the Clash of Civilizations," is the keynote speech in a symposium celebrating the D'Arms Awards for Distinguished Graduate Mentoring in the Humanitites. John D'Arms was dean of the Graduate School in 1985-95. Three faculty will receive awards prior to the lecture. The symposium is part of the Graduate School's 1997-98 series, "Conversations on American Values."


Matthaei adult education courses begin

Matthaei Botanical Gardens' Adult Education Program has a number of events planned for fall term.

"Migration at Erie" meets 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. (Sept. 13) and includes leisurely walks through nature trails in search of different kinds of birds. Also that day, "Organic Gardening" teaches self-sustaining gardening and small-scale farming 9 a.m.-noon.

"Gardening Afield" meets 1-4 p.m. Sun. (Sept. 14) and Sept. 21 and helps to improve your garden by visiting the area's most interesting gardens and talking to some of its most interesting gardeners.

"Michigan Mushrooms," which begins 7:15-9:15 p.m. Tues. (Sept. 16) and continues through Oct. 11 studies the natural history, identifying characteristics, edible and poisonous qualities of wild mushrooms. Classes involve field trips and mushroom-tasting.

Learn more about invasive species from Warren H. Wagner, professor of botany and former director of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 18 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 20. This class involves discussion and field trips. Finally, from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 18 and 1-4 p.m. Sept. 20, you can learn more about "Glacial Geology."

Registration is required; fees vary. For more information, call 998-7061.


Pulitzer winner Vitez speaks Sept. 12

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Michael Vitez of the Philadelphia Inquirer will address "One Reporter's View: Storytelling is Our Salvation" at the annual Graham Hovey Lecture sponsored by the Michigan Journalism Fellows Program, 4 p.m. Fri. (Sept. 12) in the Osterman Common Room, Rackham Bldg.