The University Record, September 17, 1997

Briefings

Inauguration ceremony tickets available; ceremony will be broadcast on UMTV

Tickets are available for this Friday's (Sept. 19) inauguration ceremony that will see Lee C. Bollinger installed as the University's 12th president. The 10:30 a.m. ceremony is free but tickets are required and are limited to two per person. They will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to faculty, students, staff and members of the greater community. Tickets are available at the Michigan Union Ticket Office

9 a.m.-6 p.m. through Friday morning.

UMTV will telecast the ceremony live Friday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. on InfoTech Channel 26.

UMTV is available in most campus buildings and in all residence halls. To find out if and where UMTV is available in a specific location, contact the building manager or network systems administrator for that location.

 

Lewis lectures on African American family

The Family Care Resources Program and Center for the Education of Women will co-sponsor "Family, Work and the African American Experience: Some Questions Historians Failed to Ask," a lecture by Earl Lewis, professor of history and of Afroamerican and African studies and interim dean at the Graduate School, noon-1:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union. The lecture addresses a number of questions about the Black family that have been considered by historians over the last 25 years, and additional questions that have not been raised. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 998-6133.

 

Freyd speaks on child abuse and memory

Jennifer Freyd will speak on "Power, Abuse and Memory: Cognitive Science and Betrayal Trauma Theory," 4 p.m. Mon. (Sept. 22) in Room 4448, East Hall. On Sept. 23, she will answer questions and discuss her theories at an informal brown-bag lunch at noon in Room 460, West Hall.

Speaking as part of the "Genders, Bodies and Borders" fall theme semester, Freyd is a cognitive psychologist and Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon, and has written Betrayal Trauma: The Logic of Forgetting Childhood Abuse. She is this fall's visiting scholar for the Interdisciplinary Program in Feminist Practice. For more information, call Jane Hassinger or Rosie Bellovin, 647-0778, or send e-mail to jahass@umich.edu or bellovin@umich.edu.

 

CAAS exhibit features masks

The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies fall exhibit, "Masks: Myth, Magic, Metaphor," is on display in the CAAS Gallery in Room 200, West Hall. This National Conference of Artists exhibit, curated by Bamidele Agbasegbe Demerson, examines the diverse functions of masks and masked figures and brings together the works of several African American artists. The CAAS Gallery is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

 

Psychological Clinic sponsors group on relationships

The Psychological Clinic is offering a seven-month therapy group on how to improve the quality of your close relationships, 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays. The group is intended for individuals who may currently be single or in a relationship, and will be limited to 10 participants. For more information, call 764-3471.

 

Center for Child and Family offers workshops

The Center for the Child and Family is offering a series of workshops and activities for parents and children. "Social Skills Groups," a group designed to help children and adolescents learn skills important in making friends and maintaining positive social interactions, will meet Tuesdays, Sept. 23-Jan. 26 (for younger children) and Wednesdays, Sept. 24-Jan. 27 (for older children). In addition, the Center will offer a number of other workshops and groups on topics ranging from coping with divorce (both for children and adults), dealing with energetic children, and for teens, fitting in and finding your own voice. For more information, call 764-9466.

 

University Musical Society presents Chicago Symphony Orchestra Weekend

The University Musical Society brings the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and maestro Christoph Eschenbach to Hill Auditorium Sept. 25-27. Three concerts and a day of educational events at the School of Music highlight the orchestra's residency.

The first concert, 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at Hill, features Eschenbach conducting music by Berlioz and Tchaikovsky, and performing Mozart's Piano concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. At 8 p.m. Sept. 26 at Hill, violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg joins the orchestra as they perform Dvorak and Tchaikovsky. This performance marks the 200th time the orchestra has performed in Ann Arbor. At 8 p.m. on Sept. 27, members of the orchestra move to Rackham Auditorium for "An Evening of Chamber Music" with Christoph Eschenbach on the piano. The program for that evening features works by Schumann and Beethoven.

Free, public educational events will take place Sept. 26-27 at the School of Music. For more information on these and ticket sales, call 764-2538.

 

U-Move registration under way

Registration is under way for U-Move, a program of adult activity and fitness classes at the Central Campus Recreation Bldg. (CCRB). A variety of classes are offered, including Step Aerobics, Ballroom Dancing, Hip Hop, Tai Chi Chuan, Shiatsu Massage, Tae Kwon Do, Lifeguard Training, Water Safety Instruction/Lifeguard Instruction, Butts & Guts and Super Circuits as well as classes in swimming, first aid, self-defense and yoga. New additions to the schedule include classes at the North Campus Recreation Building.

Most classes meet for one hour twice weekly and are $90. Prices vary on one-day classes. Drop-in coupons, monthly or semester-unlimited cards are available, as are discounts for registering for more than one class. Those over 60 years of age receive a 15 percent discount. Other U-Move services offered include personal training, body composition analysis and fitness assessments. Those interested in these services should call 763-7952 for an appointment.

Register for classes 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Room 3050, CCRB, or by mail. A drop box is outside the door for after-hours registration. For more information, call 764-1342.

 

Pimentel to speak Oct. 27

Richard Pimentel, nationally renowned speaker and trainer on disability management, rehabilitation and workers' compensation issues, will speak Oct. 27 as part of the observance of Investing in Ability Week. He will present four seminars during the day at Central and Medical campus locations. His visit is sponsored by Human Resources & Affirmative Action, the Council for Disability Concerns and Services for Students with Disabilities. For more information, call 763-0235.

 

Exhibition documents making of Seven Enigmas

The Enigmas Project, an exhibit documenting the collaboration of the artist, dancer and scientists who created the performance work Seven Enigmas, is currently on display at the Institute for the Humanities. The exhibit consists of drawings and blueprints by Jim Cogswell, videotapes by Robert Andersen using graphics generated by Fred Bookstein and John Clarke, photographs of the July production, a documentary of the process and a videotape of the entire performance. The work ranges from video animated computer graphics and digital images downloaded from the Hubble Space Telescope to drawings by Cogswell's preschool children, which inspired elements of the set design. The exhibit runs through Sept. 30. For more information, call 936-3518.

 

Entries for IM tennis and ice hockey being taken

The entry deadline for the Intramural Sports Program's 1997 Team Tennis Tournament is 4:30 p.m. Thurs. (Sept. 18) at the Intramural Sports Bldg. An entry fee of $25 per team will be charged. The tournament will be at Palmer Tennis Courts 5 p.m. Fri. (Sept. 19) and 10 a.m. Sun. (Sept. 21).

The IM Sports Program also will take entries for Ice Hockey 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon. (Sept. 22). An entry fee of $375 per team will be charged, and a mandatory manager's meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 in Cliff Keen Arena. Games will begin Sept. 25 and be played 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Sun.-Thurs. at the Yost Ice Arena.

For more information, call the IM Sports Program, 763-3562.

 

 

CEW and Women's studies host research panel

The Women's Studies Program and the Center for the Education of Women (CEW) present their annual panel "Differences Among Women: New Women Faculty Talk About Their Research" noon-1:30 p.m. today (Sept. 17) in Room 232D, West Hall. Panel participants will be Glenda Dickerson, theater, drama and music and associate dean at Graduate School; Jacqueline Mattis, psychology and women's studies, whose research centers on stress, coping and spirituality in African American women; Paula Lantz, health management and policy, whose research focuses on a national breast and cervical cancer screening program for low-income women, the role of prenatal care in public policy regarding infant health, and how breast cancer is portrayed in popular magazines; and Jana Nidiffer, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, whose research has centered on how higher education serves previously underserved populations, particularly women and the poor. For more information, call 647-0774.

 

Ecumenical Center sponsors lunch, movie and talk

The Ecumenical Campus Center is sponsoring "The School of Assassins: Teaching Torture to Latin Americans at Fort Benning, Georgia," with speaker MaryAnne Perrone, chair of the Religious Coalition on Latin America for Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice and former Maryknol missionary to Bolivia. The movie and presentation take place at noon Tues. (Sept. 23) at the International Center. Perrone will speak on the U.S. military training of Latin American dictators and military officers who have be en indicted for human rights abuses. A buffet lunch is available for $3, $1 for students. For more information, call 662-5529.

 

Kushner speaks Sept. 28

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright Tony Kushner will speak at the Power Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Kushner is best known for his Broadway production Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. Kushner's appearance is part of Hillel's Celebration of Jewish Arts/Great Writers Series and is co-sponsored by the Office of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Affairs. Tickets are $8 ($5 for students) and are available at Hillel and TicketMaster.

 

Tillinghast reads poetry Sept. 22

Richard Tillinghast, poet and professor of English, will give a free, public reading at 4 p.m. Sept. 22 in Rackham Amphitheater as part of the University's Visiting Writers Series in September.

Tillinghast teaches in the University's creative writing program during the academic year, as well as at the Poet's House in Northern Ireland each summer. In addition, he has published six books of poetry, including The Stonecutter's Hand in 1995, and, most recently, Today in the Cafe Trieste, a collection of new and selected poems.

His essays, reviews and travel articles appear often in numerous publications. He also received the Amy Lowell Traveling Fellowship in 1990-91.

Sponsored by the Department of English, in conjunction with Borders Books and Music, the Visiting Writers Series features readings by some of the most distinguished contemporary poets and fiction writers throughout the academic year.

For more information, call 764-6296.

 

Exhibit Museum starts programs for children

The Exhibit Museum will begin "Explorations!" workshops for children ages 6-10 on selected Saturdays starting in October. On Oct 11, 25, Nov. 1 and 8, children ages 6-7 can take part in "Wet-n-Wild!," "Thar' She Blows!," "Snail Trails" and "Nature's Mysteries," 9:30-11:30 a.m. On those same days, 12:30-2:30 p.m., 8-10 year-olds can join "Ocean Motion," "Walloping Whales!," "Spineless Wonder" and "Nature's Detectives." The fee is $12 for Museum members and $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.

For pre-schoolers, the Museum offers one-hour story/activity sessions 3-4 p.m. Sundays in the Discovery Room on the fourth floor. The cost is 50 cents per child. No registration is necessary. For more information, call 764-0478.

 

Medical School faculty research mentors wanted

The Office of Student Biomedical Research Programs is currently recruiting Medical School faculty research mentors for summer 1998. This past summer, more than 135 medical and undergraduate students did funded research with medical faculty through this program. Application forms will be sent to all Medical School faculty, and are due by Oct. 15. For more information, contact Alphonse R. Burdi or Sue Duncan, 763-1296, or send e-mail to osbrp@umich.edu or suedn@umich.edu.

 

Medical Center celebrates completion of 'Momentum'

The Medical Center invites friends, alumni, faculty and staff to a three-part celebration of the successful completion of "Momentum," the five-year, $250 million campaign initiative to raise funding for endowments, facilities and ongoing Medical Center programs.

Festivities kick-off 4-5 p.m. Sept. 25 with "A Celebration of Medical Science at Michigan." The program features a review of scientific achievements at Michigan and is hosted by John Munn, chair of the "Momentum" Executive Committee and A. Lorris Betz, interim dean of the Medical School. The celebration continues with an English Tea 3-5 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Ford Amphitheater, and 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 27 with an open house and tour of the Cancer and Geriatrics Centers.

For more information, call the Medical Center Alumni and Development Office, 998-7705.

 

Life, poetry of Frost focus of Arb poet's walk led by Tillinghast

Richard Tillinghast, professor of English, will lead a poet's walk 2-3:30 p.m. Sun. (Sept. 21) through Nichols Arboretum, exploring the life and poetry of Robert Frost. Those interested should meet at the Geddes entrance to Nichols Arboretum.

Frost lived in Ann Arbor in 1921-23 and returned as a Fellow of Letters in 1925. Nichols Arboretum's celebration of Frost's U-M residency follows in the footsteps of the inauguration of President, Lee C. Bollinger. Bollinger quoted Robert Frost's "Spring Pools" in his acceptance of the presidency last November. For more information, call 763-6632.

 

Center for Japanese Studies presents free fall seminar on Japanese society

The Center for Japanese Studies presents a fall term seminar by the Toyota Visiting Professor T.R. Reid on "Change In Japan: Oxymoron, or Ongoing Truth?" This non-credit seminar examines the dynamics of change (or non-change) in Japanese society, especially political institutions, business, the mass media and the family. The seminar meets 6-9 p.m. Sept. 24, Oct. 1 and Oct. 8 in the Wolverine Room, Michigan Union.

T. R. Reid is a correspondent for the Tokyo bureau of The Washington Post. He is a frequent commentator for National Public Radio and appears often on television programs about Japan.

For more information, call 764-6307.

 

NAUL reception is Sept. 20

Dutch Studies in the Department of Germanic Language and Literatures is sponsoring the annual membership reception of the Netherlands America University League (NAUL), a non-profit group interested in Dutch language and culture. The public reception will be 4-6 p.m. Sat. (Sept. 20) at 2490 Adare Road. For information, call Ton Broos, 764-5370 or 994-9276.

 

East Ann Arbor Health Center needs volunteers

UMHS Health Education Resource Center (East Ann Arbor Health Center) is looking for volunteers to assist clients and staff in accessing health information. No previous training is necessary. For more information, call Lisa Schneider, 647-5645.

 

CAAS film series looks at Black images in Black films

The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS) is sponsoring "Black Images/Black Films," a free film series critically examining images of Black life in films by Black directors from throughout the African diaspora. Each film is introduced and includes discussion by CAAS students and faculty.

Films include Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Masks with Ahmad Rahman, history, on Thurs. (Sept. 18); Sugar Cane Alley with Simon Gikandi, English, on Oct. 2; To Sleep with Anger with emcee Patrick Hill, American culture, on Oct. 16; The Harder They Come with Gina Ulysse, anthropology, on Oct. 30; Oggun: The Eternal Present with Elise Bryant, Labor Studies Center, on Nov. 13. Films begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Robert E. Hayden Lounge, 111 West Hall. For more information, call 764-5513.

 

Wallerstein speaks, signs books

The Center for Human Growth and Development will sponsor a public lecture by Judith S. Wallerstein 7-8:30 p.m. Mon. (Sept. 22) in Rackham Amphitheater. Wallerstein's lecture is titled "Helping Children Cope with Divorce."

Wallerstein is co-author of Surving the Breakup: How Children and Parents Cope with Divorce, and author of Second Chances: Men, Women and Children a Decade after Divorce and The Good Marriage: How and Why Love Lasts. She is the founder of the Judith Wallerstein Center for the Family in Transition in Marin County, Calif., a major center for research, education and counseling for separated, divorced or remarried families. Wallerstein has taught the School of Social Welfare and the School of Law at University of California-Berkeley, as well as at Kansas University and also has taught at the Menninger School of Psychiatry.

Wallerstein's lecture will be followed by a reception and book signing sponsored by Border's Books. For more information, call Kate Restrick, 764-2443 or send e-mail to restrick@umich.edu.

 

M-Pathways Interchange demonstrates new system

Members of the M-Pathways General Ledger Team will describe and demonstrate facets of M-Pathways, the new accounting structure to be put in place across campus in July 1998, at the M-Pathways Interchange 10:30 a.m.-noon or 1:30-3 p.m. Sept. 25 in Chrysler Auditorium. The Team will describe ChartFields and PeopleSoft software and discuss how units are converting their old accounting codes to the new system.

 

Children's Center and Border's team for benefit

Sales from Border's Books will benefit the University Children's Centers Fri.-Sun. (Sept. 19-21). For every customer who mentions the Children's Center at the time of their purchase on those days, Border's will automatically donate a portion of the sale to the school. Those who are unable to come in to Borders that weekend may telephone their orders in and pay with a credit card. Store hours are 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun.

 

AuctionBot provides online textbook auctions

The Michigan Internet AuctionBot is running an online marketplace for used textbooks for fall term 97 classes. The AuctionBot can be found at http://auction.eecs.umich.edu. The entries can be created by anyone, and are open to anyone registered with AuctionBot.