The University Record, April 12, 1999


Commencement issue is April 19

The Record will carry information on commencement activities for all University units in the April 19 issue. The deadline for submitting an item for publication is 5 p.m. April 13. Items must include a contact person and phone number, and indicate if the event is open to the public.

Faculty surveyed on IT issues

A stratified random sample of 1,500 faculty last week received a 35-question survey on the use, resources and support of information technology (IT) at the University. The survey is being conducted by the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs and the Office of the University Chief Information Officer, with the assistance of the Institute for Social Research's Survey Research Center.

Results of the confidential survey will be used to evaluate campus information technology resources and design plans for improving the effectiveness of these resources for faculty.

Responses to the survey are due April 30 in Room 3350, Institute for Social Research 1248. Faculty completing the survey who have questions should contact Carl Berger, professor of science and technology education and academic liaison, Office of the University Chief Information Officer, 763-4668.

Regents meet April 15-16

The Regents will meet this week beginning at 1:30 p.m. April 15 in the Regents' Room, Fleming Administration Bldg. Agenda items include a presentation on "Life Sciences for the 21st Century." Public comments will be heard beginning at 4 p.m. The meeting will resume at 9:30 a.m. April 15, with regular agenda items and the Michigan Student Assembly's Biannual Report.

'Conflict in Kosovo' will be examined April 14

The Alumni Association in collaboration, with the Center for Russian and East European Studies, is presenting "Conflict in Kosovo: Examining the Balkan Battleground" at 7:30 p.m. April 14 in Hale Auditorium.

John Fine, professor of history, will discuss when and why conflict first occurred in the region, and William Zimmerman, professor of political science and director of the Center for Political Studies, will look at the current situation-its politics, its geography and its prospects for resolution.

The lecture is sponsored by "ThinkFast," a program that examines late-breaking events in the world beyond Ann Arbor. Reservations for the free, public program are recommended and may be made by calling 764-0384.

Through My Lens screening will be April 16

Through My Lens, the result of two years of documenting the experiences and challenges of women of color faculty at the University, will premiere at 4 p.m. April 16 at Rackham Amphitheater.

The film presents a rich mix of reflections by women of color faculty and University leaders. More than 30 hours of taped interviews were edited into the final project. Frances Aparicio, associate professor of romance languages, directed the production with help from the Women of Color in the Academy Project (WOCAP) steering committee and Center for the Education of Women (CEW) staff.

Proposed by CEW and the Women's Studies Program, WOCAP grew out of discussions with women of color faculty who expressed a desire for extended, focused attention to issues pertaining to career satisfaction, success and retention. WOCAP is sponsored by the Office of the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Research universities and national security are today's topic

The final lecture of the Graduate School's "Future of the Research University" series will feature doctoral student John Cole speaking on "The Role of Research Universities in Advancing the National Security" at 4 p.m. today (April 12) in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.

Cole's research shows how higher education institutions have been employed since the founding of West Point in 1802 to advance elements of the national security agenda. Cole will examine the impact of national security legislation on research universities.

Domestic violence and poverty conference will be held April 16-18

Sen. Paul Wellstone of Minnesota and best-selling author Jill Nelson will be the featured speakers at the second annual "Trapped by Poverty/Trapped by Abuse" conference April 16-18 at the Michigan League.

The conference is sponsored by the Project on Welfare, Work and Domestic Violence, and will focus on the relationship of domestic violence, work and welfare, along with new research, service delivery approaches and policy implications.

Wellstone, a national leader in the effort to prevent domestic violence and an outspoken critic of the 1996 Welfare Bill, will speak at 10 a.m. April 17.

Nelson, author of Volunteer Slavery: My Authentic Negro Experience and Straight, No Chaser: How I Became a Grown-Up Black Woman, will discuss "Everyday Violence: Gender and Race, Poverty and Abuse" at 10:30 a.m. April 18.

Conference registration, $45, begins at noon April 16. Sessions begin that day at 2:30 p.m. and run 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. April 17 and 8:45 a.m.-noon April 18. For more information, contact Richard Tolman, or Tina Ing,

The Project on Welfare, Work and Domestic Violence is a collaborative project of the Taylor Institute in Chicago and the U-M Research Center on Poverty, Risk and Mental Health.

The African American health care experience will be discussed April 13

"The African American Health Care Experience, 1940-1970" will be presented by George Myers and Ron Amos of the Kellogg African American Health Care Project at 5:30 p.m. April 13 in Room 1334, School of Nursing Bldg. The free, public presentation is sponsored by the Nursing History Society. For more information, call Linda Strodtman, 647-0184.

Candide is at Power Center April 15-18

The Theatre Department will present Leonard Bernstein's musical comedy Candide at 8 p.m. April 15-17 and at 2 p.m. April 18 at the Power Center. Tickets, $18 and $14 ($7 for students with I.D.), may be purchased at the Michigan League Ticket Office. For more information, call 764-0450.

The musical follows the ever-optimistic Candide as he faces many calamities in his search for the best of all possible worlds.

The artistic team consists of conductor Ben Whiteley, music director of Cats on Broadway, and from the School of Music: director Brent Wagner, associate professor; choreographer Lisa Catrett-Belrose, adjunct lecturer; set designer Vince Mountain, assistant professor; costumes designer George Bacon, lecturer and costume shop supervisor; light designer Mark Allen Berg, lecturer and supervisor of scenery and production; and sound director Roger Arnett, media engineer. A cast of 42 student actors aided by 34 musicians will stage the musical.

Middle East water supply focus of symposium on April 14

To address the threat of water availability in the Middle East, the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies will host a symposium on "Water Conflicts in the Middle East: Environmental Health and Socioeconomic Implications" April 14 in Rackham Bldg. The symposium will address three major water basins: the Nile, the Tigris-Euphrates and the Jordan.

A recent international study confirms that water supplies in the Jordan basin "are barely sufficient to maintain a quality standard of living. The drought this winter could be a portent of an even drier future unless Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians work together to conserve shared water resources," the study's panel warned.

Speakers at the April 14 event will include Hillel I. Shuval, professor at Hebrew University and co-editor of Water and Peace in the Middle East; Jad Isaac of Al-Quds University who serves as director-general of the Applied Research Institute in Jerusalem; Badri Fattal from Hebrew University, an expert in wastewater utilization in agriculture; Mehmet Tomanbay of Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey, author of The Chess Game for the Future Usage of the Euphrates; and Jamal El-Hindi, a Law School graduate and attorney with Patton Boggs in Washington and author of The West Bank Aquifer and Conventions Regarding Laws of Belligerent Occupation. Jonathan Bulkley, professor of natural resources and the environment, and Khalil Mancy, professor of environmental and industrial health, also will speak.

For more information on the free public symposium, visit the Web at, or contact Betsy Barlow, 647-4142 or 764-0350.

'Rereading Race in a Global Perspective' focus of CES lecture April 13

The Center for European Studies (CES) is presenting "Rereading Race in a Global Perspective," a lecture by Stuart Hall, at 4 p.m. April 13 in Rackham Amphitheater.

Hall is a pioneer theorist on issues of how race intersects with public policies in education, law, media, social policy and political reform. He is the author of The Popular Arts and co-author of Situating Marx and The Politics of Thatcherism. He recently co-founded the periodical Soundings.

The lecture is sponsored by CES, the Program on Comparative Study of Social Transformations, the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, the Center for Research of Social Organization, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Graduate School and the Office of the Provost.

'Seeing It Through' is at Museum of Art

The Museum of Art's exhibition, "Seeing It Through: Faculty Artists from the School of Art and Design" is open through July 3 in the Museum's West Gallery. Emphasizing art as a potential link to the academic disciplines, this exhibition will focus on the process of creation. Each artist will present an ensemble of pieces, demonstrating the progression of thought leading from conception to the final version.

For more information, call 764-0395.

Gill will speak on Colonial Korea April 14

Visiting professor Insong Gill, associate professor of economics, Sogang University, Korea, will speak on the "Stature and Standard of Living in Colonial Korea" 4-5:30 p.m. April 14 in Room 2609, Social Work Bldg. His talk, part of the Korean Studies Program Colloquium Series, will focus on the period when Japan occupied Korea.

Gill's lecture will approach the controversy surrounding advances at the time by examining long-term changes in Korean stature. For more information, call 764-1825 or send e-mail to

Pterodactyl exhibit opens April 17

The Exhibit Museum of Natural History will open a permanent exhibit on pterodactyls April 17. The exhibit highlights include a complete cast skeleton and a full-size reconstruction of Anhanuera santanae, a 110-million-year old flying reptile with a 13-foot wingspan. The skeleton and reconstructed model fly in formation over the Museum's main exhibit hall. Examples of other pterodactyls also are included in the display.

Unlike bats or birds, pterodactyls-also known as pterosaurs meaning winged lizards- flew on a web of skin stretched between a greatly elongated fourth finger and torso. They were not dinosaurs and ranged in size from the pigeon-sized Pterodactylus to the mighty Quezaltcoatlus, the largest animal ever known to fly, with a 40-foot wingspan.

For more information, call 764-0478.

'Religion, Cities and Foundings' lecture is April 15

"Religion, Cities and Foundings: New Orleans as an Alternate Story of Our Beginnings" will be the topic of Presidential Professor Charles H. Long at 4 p.m. April 15 at Rackham Amphitheater.

Long, who will speak about African religion in the Atlantic world, helped establish the first curriculum for the study of religion at the University of Chicago. While there, he was a member of and served as chair of the History of Religions field and the Committee on African Studies. He also has taught at the University of North Carolina, Duke University and Syracuse University. In Long's recently republished book Significations, he explores the religious meanings.

The lecture is sponsored by the Program on Studies in Religion, the International Institute, the Program in American Culture and the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies. For more information, call 764-4475.

Mozarteum Orchestra will visit April 15

The Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg will perform at 8 p.m. April 15 at Hill Auditorium. The orchestra, originating from Mozart's birthplace, is led by Conductor Hubert Soudant. Till Fellner will play piano and mezzo-soprano Katharine Goelder will sing. For tickets to this University Musical Society event, call 764-2538.

Living with Grief teleconference is April 14

The School of Nursing is sponsoring a videoconference, "Living with Grief: At Work, At School, At Worship," 1:30-4 p.m. April 14 to be broadcast on Channel 12 WMTV and on Ann Arbor's Media One Community Television Network cable channels 8 and 18.

"Living with Grief" is sponsored by the Hospice Foundation of America. The moderator will be Cokie Roberts, ABC and NPR correspondent. Panelists include Kenneth J. Doka, professor of gerontology, College of New Rochelle; Michael Jemmott, senior staff chaplain, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Michael Kirby, director of the New York State Police Employee Assistance Program; and Marcia Lattanzi-Licht, internationally known educator and author.

Television monitors will be set up in Room 1230, School of Nursing Bldg. For more information, contact Ruth Barnard, 647-0189.

Glee Club spring concert is April 17

Director Jerry Blackstone will return to conduct the Men's Glee Club spring concert at 8 p.m. April 17 in Hill Auditorium. Assistant conductor, Jeffrey Douma, will join Blackstone to present a blend of classical, folk and contemporary pieces. The Friars, an a capella octet, also will perform.

Tickets, $12, $10 and $7 ($5 for students) are available by calling the Glee Club, 764-1448.

Architecture's Dinkeloo and Eames lectures are April 16, 19

Mack Scogin and Merrill Elan will present the Charles and Ray Eames Lecture at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) at 6 p.m. in Chrysler Auditorium. The Atlanta architects, whose designs include educational buildings, public libraries and residential projects, will present "Work." The design team has won five national AIA Awards and been published internationally. Their presentation is being sponsored by Eames furniture design manufacturer Herman Miller, Inc., of Zeeland, Mich.

Phoenix architect Will Bruder will present the John Dinkeloo Memorial lecture at 6 p.m. April 19 in Chrysler Auditorium. Bruder, who works from a desert studio in New Mexico, recently completed the Gerald L. Cafesjian Pavilion of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. The pavilion was transformed from an old movie theater into a work of art where other art works can be displayed. Bruder's best known work is the Phoenix Central Library which redefines the region's architectural character.

The Dinkeloo lecture honors CAUP alumnus and architect John Dinkeloo.

For more information, call 764-1300.

Hall will reflect on relationship between Britain and Empire April 14

Catherine Hall, professor of modern British social and cultural history at University College, London, will speak on "Thinking the Postcolonial, Thinking the Empire" at 4 p.m. April 14 in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg. Her talk will reexamine Britain's relationship to the Empire in the mid-19th century.

Hall's research draws on diverse sources, from missionary archives and institutional records to newspapers and periodicals, to determine how the Empire has shaped the histories of England/Britain, Jamaica and Australia. She is the author of White, Male and Middle-Class: Explorations of Feminism and History, and co-author of Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class.

Her lecture is sponsored by the Center for European Studies, the Program on the Comparative Study of Social Transformations, the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Center for Research of Social Organization, the Graduate School and the Office of the Provost.

Renzetti will speak on 'Lesbian Battering' April 15

Claire Renzetti, chair, Department of Sociology, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, will speak on "Lesbian Battering: Recent Research and Implications for Practice" 1-2 p.m. April 15 in Room 1202, School of Education Bldg. The Interdisciplinary Program on Violence Across the Lifespan, part of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, is presenting the program.

Renzetti is editor of Violence Against Women, an interdisciplinary journal; co-editor of the Violence Against Women book series and editor of the Gender, Crime and Justice book series. She has written or co-written 10 books, including Violent Betrayal: Partner Abuse in Lesbian Relationships.

The lecture is part of the Distinguished Faculty and Graduate Student Lecture Series sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Graduate School.

Peace Corps information meeting is April 14

The Peace Corps will present a general information session at 7 p.m. April 14 in Room 9, International Center. Individuals are being sought for business, advising and development projects in Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. For more information, visit the Web,, call 647-2182 or send e-mail to

RC will hold a Russian tea party April 18

The Russian Theater of Historical Portraits (Teatr Istoricheskogo Portreta) of the Residential College (RC) will hold a Russian tea party in honor of the daughter of a Russian aristocrat at 7 p.m. April 18 in Room 126, East Quad. The free production "In the Realm of Games" features students and faculty, the Russian play group "Posidelki" and members of Ann Arbor's Russian community.

Audience members are asked to dress in historical costume-long dresses and skirts for women, suits with ties for men. Consultation on designing costumes and hair will be available at 6 p.m.

For more information, call 647-4376.

BFA/BDA Thesis Concert "Gumbo" will be held April 15-17

The Department of Dance will present "Gumbo," a BFA/BDA thesis concert, at 8 p.m. April 15-17 at the Betty Pease Studio Theater, Dance Bldg. Tickets, $5, are available at the door one hour prior to showtime. For more information, call 763-5460.

"Gumbo" is based on the diverse ideas of students Katie Clay, Jessica Martineau, Heather Mathews, Deborah Miller, Courtney Murphy and Markus Van Zwoll.

Spring to Life benefit is April 18

The Comprehensive Cancer Center and Ford Motor Co. will host the Spring to Life brunch and art auction at noon April 18 at the Morris Lawrence Bldg., Washtenaw Community College.

A variety of art is available, including photography, jewelry, glass and paintings. The brunch will be prepared by The Common Grill, Food for all Seasons, The Moveable Feast, Cousins Heritage Inn and chef Gary Danko.

Tickets for donors are $85 ($60 tax deduction), for sponsors are $150 ($125 tax deduction) and for benefactors are $250 ($225 tax deduction). To make reservations or for more information, call 764-7170.

Avoid Melissa virus by not opening attachments

Melissa, a rapidly spreading computer virus, is being spread through Microsoft Word attachments (usually named list.doc) on the Internet. Most messages include a subject line such as "Important Message from . . ."

The virus can be avoided by not opening the attachments of such messages. If the attachment is opened, the virus looks for a Microsoft Outlook e-mail address book. If it finds one, it distributes copies of itself to the first 50 addresses listed.

Microsoft Outlook is not widely used at the University, but users should be aware of virus symptoms and make sure that current anti-virus software is installed on their computers.

To avoid Melissa and other viruses, the U-M Virus Busters advises never opening unsolicited e-mail attachments.

More information about Melissa is available at

Jerusalem Trio will perform April 18

U-M-Dearborn's Fair Lane Music Guild will present the Jerusalem Trio at 7:30 p.m. April 18 at the Henry Ford Estate. The chamber music trio will play works by Mozart, Ravel and Brahms. For tickets, call (313) 593-5330.

The prize winner at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, the Jerusalem Trio has performed and recorded in Israel, Europe, Australia, South America and the United States. Soloists at their concerts have included Issac Stern, Pinchas Zukerman and Shlomo Mintz.

'Diversity and Healthcare' conference is April 21

"Diversity and Healthcare: The Impact of Multiculturalism on Health" will be held 1:30-5 p.m. April 21 in Ford Auditorium, University Hospital. Keynote speaker Melanie Tervalon of Oakland Children's Hospital will discuss, "Successful Programs Incorporating Multiculturalism and Health Care" at 1:45 p.m.

The conference is designed to enable participants to describe how cultural perceptions affect patients' and physicians' understanding of health care, to define culturally competent health care, understand how individual stereotypes can impair the ability to care for others, and be aware of the tools and resources the University has available to address these issues.

The conference is accredited by the Council for Continuing Medical Education. For more information, contact Kristin Colligan, 936-1531 or

Cancer fatigue program will be held April 21

"Too Tired to Tango? Give Cancer Fatigue the Old One-Two," a free, Cancer Center program, will be held 7-9 p.m. April 21 at the Livonia West Holiday Inn. A panel of cancer survivors and their caregivers will speak on how they've been able to bounce back into life. One-on-one discussions also will be available with nutritionists, exercise specialists, pharmacists and nurses. To register or for more information, call (800) 742-2300, category 7870.

Michigan Radio fund drive sets new record

Michigan Radio, the University's public radio stations, raised $475,260 in an eight-day on-air fund drive-more than a 50 percent increase from last year's spring fund drive.

Listeners pledged $420,710, an all-time fund drive high for the stations. Corporations matching employee contributions added $32,800 and local businesses contributed $21,750 in grants.

Michigan Radio includes WUOM 91.7 FM/Ann Arbor, WVGR 104.1 FM/Grand Rapids and WFUM-FM 91.1 FM/Flint. The stations broadcast news and talk programming during the day and classical music at night.

Station manager Donovan Reynolds says the station's strong performance supports ratings information showing that the Michigan Radio audience has doubled in the past two years to approximately 215,000 listeners per week.

Computer-related problems are next Health Night Out topic

"Are You a Sitting Duck for Computer-Related Problems?" is the Health Night Out topic 7:30-9:30 p.m. April 20 at the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. Learn how to arrange your computer environment to maximize comfort and reduce the risk of potential health problems.

Panelists leading the presentation are Alejandro Perez, lecturer in physical medicine and rehabilitation; Lynette Rasmussen, allied health supervisor; and Els Nieuwenhuijsen and Suzanne Bade, occupational therapy clinical specialists.

For more information on the free event, call TeleCare, 763-9000, category 1075.

Michigan Wildflower Sampler is April 22

Renowned botanist and author Frederick W. Case will share his knowledge of wildflowers during "A Michigan Wildflower Sampler," the Friends of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens spring lecture at 7 p.m. April 22. Tickets are $10, members will receive free admission. For more information, call 998-7061.

Case, research associate and fellow at the Cranbook Institute of Science, is the author of Orchids in the Western Great Lakes Region, Wildflowers of the Northeast and Trilliums.

U conducting alcohol, tobacco, drug survey

The University is conducting an alcohol, tobacco and drug survey of students as part of its ongoing efforts to address concerns about alcohol and drug use by students. The "Student Life Survey" aims to assess changes in students' attitudes about the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs since the last survey, released in 1993.

Researchers are in the process of enlisting 3,000 randomly selected undergraduate and graduate students through e-mail. Those who receive an e-mail message are encouraged to respond as soon as possible.

The survey is being conducted by Carol Boyd, associate professor of nursing, and Sean Esteban McCabe, a doctoral student and assistant to the vice president for student affairs, with the assistance of Carolyn Holmes of Market Strategies. The independent research firm will oversee data collection and management to ensure confidentiality.

The survey takes about 30 minutes to complete. Participants will be eligible for a $100 drawing, tickets to U-M athletic events, and coupons for coffee and merchandise from local businesses.

Data from the survey will help the University and student organizations understand and anticipate changes in the frequency, duration and quality of tobacco, alcohol and drug use on campus.

For more information, send an e-mail message to

Support Available for Research on Children in Poverty

Faculty members are invited to submit applications by May 10 for research projects related to the health and development of children who grow up in poverty. These grants provide support for pilot studies, new research, or special analyses of ongoing projects exploring any aspect of the physical health or psychosocial development of children who grow up in poor homes or communities in the U.S. (beginning with the mother's pregnancy and spanning adolescence).

Awards for four to seven projects with budgets of an average of $7,000 are expected. Contact Kimberly Browning, 998-9395 or, at the Center for Human Growth and Development (CHGD) for application guidelines, or send inquiries to Children in Poverty, CHGD, 300 N. Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0406.

Dearborn's art tours continue April 22 and May 24

U-M-Dearborn's Fine Arts Associates in cooperation with the Art Museum Project will hold tours April 22 and May 24. The $30 fee ($20 for members) includes lunch. Proceeds are used for Dearborn's art and cultural programs. For registration information, call Kenneth Gross, (313) 593-5058. For volunteer information, call Joseph T. Marks, (313) 593-5087.

The 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 22 tour will focus on the Detroit region, with visits to a private museum, an artist's studio and a new Hamtramck gallery. The 9:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m. May 24 tour will visit a private art collection in Bloomfield Hills and artists' studios in Troy and Pontiac.

America Reads thanks contributors

The America Reads Tutoring Corps would like to thank contributors to their fall book drive. The program collected about 140 books, an encyclopedia set and a children's story anthology during its book drive to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. Combined with books donated from the Washtenaw Literacy book drive, America Reads now has more than 400 books to give to children being tutored and their families. The program serves approximately 300 children in Ann Arbor, Willow Run, Detroit and Milan.