The University Record, April 26, 1999


Warner's retirement party is April 28

A retirement party for Jack Warner, LS&A administrative manager, will be held 3-5 p.m. April 28 in the Executive Conference Room, LS&A Bldg.

Warner, who has been at the University for 31 years, has worked at Medical School Administration, Speech and Hearing Sciences, Mental Health Research Institute, the Department of Biological Sciences, the LS&A Dean's Office, and on a special assignment representing LS&A for the M-Pathways Project.

To make a gift contribution for Warner or for more information, contact Michelle Burr, 2554 LS&A Bldg., 764-0324 or

Next Record is May 10

After today's (April 26) issue, the Record switches to its summer schedule: May 10, 24; June 7, 21; July 6, 19 and Aug. 16.

Items for Calendar, Briefings, Studies and Applause must be received by 5 p.m. the Tuesday before publication. For example, a Briefings item for the May 10 issue is due by 5 p.m. May 4. Activities must have a direct U-M affiliation. Information may be submitted by campus mail, 412 Maynard 1399; by fax, 764-7084; or by e-mail,

The Record staff wishes you a happy, healthy and restful summer.

Lecture on deciphering and picturing animal sounds is April 29

"Deciphering and Picturing Animal Sounds," part of the Alumni Association and Exhibit Museum Nature of Art and Science program, will be held 7-8 p.m. April 29 at the Exhibit Museum.

Artist Anne Kirby Rubin and zoology graduate students John Cooley and David Marshall will present the lecture. Rubin has received a grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs for her efforts to represent animal sounds visually. Cooley and Marshall have "cracked" the acoustical communicative code in 17- and 13-year cicadas.

Tickets are $10 ($8 for students and members). To register, call Kay VandenBosch, 763-9707.

Free throat cancer screenings will be offered May 8

The Cancer Center and Department of Otolaryngology are offering free throat cancer screenings and smoking cessation counseling 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 8 at the Cancer Center. For more information or to schedule an examination of less than 45 minutes, call the Cancer AnswerLine, (800) 865-1125.

Symptoms of throat cancer include a sore throat, hoarseness and swallowing difficulty. Smoking and using chewing tobacco and alcohol are risk factors.

North Campus Yard Sale is May 8

North Campus Family Housing will hold a multi-family yard sale 9 a.m.-noon May 8 at Cram Circle parking lot, NW21, between Plymouth Road. and Hubbard Road. The rain date is 1-4 p.m. May 9. For more information, call 763-1440.

IM Sports has spring term sporting opportunities

The Intramural (IM) Sports Program is offering softball beginning May 9 and sand volleyball, 3-on-3 basketball and roller hockey beginning May 11. Games will start at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Elbel Field. Softball also will be played Sundays.

Entries will be accepted at manager's meetings May 6 at the IM Sports Bldg. The softball meeting is at 5 p.m., volleyball is at 6:30 p.m., basketball is at 7:30 p.m. and roller hockey is at 8 p.m.

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

Regents' schedule 2000 meeting schedule

Following is the schedule for Regents' meetings for 2000. Jan. 20-21, Feb. 17-18, March 16-17, April 13-14, May 18 (Dearborn)-19, June 15-16, July 13-14, Sept. 21-22, Oct. 19 (Flint)-20, Nov. 16-17 and December 14-15. Regents meet in the Regents' Room, Fleming Administration Bldg. For more information, visit the Web,

Neubacher nominations due May 7

The James Neubacher Award Program is accepting nominations through May 7. Nominees must be affiliated with the University as faculty, staff, student or alumni. Consideration will be given to individuals who have helped people with disabilities by removing barriers to full participation in programs and services, promoting acceptance and awareness in all aspects of community life, or advocating for civil rights. Special consideration will be given to individuals whose contributions have gone above and beyond job requirements or whose achievements are not likely to be recognized by other organizations.

Sponsored by the Council for Disability Concerns, the Neubacher Award honors James Neubacher, alumnus and Detroit Free Press columnist who was an advocate for equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities.

For more information, contact Brian Clapham, 763-0235 (TTY 647-1388) or

Enriching Scholarship workshops for faculty accepting registrations

Enriching Scholarship, sponsored by the Teaching and Technology Collaborative, is accepting registrations from faculty for the May 10-14 week-long series of workshops and seminars to integrate teaching, information and technology.

Faculty may choose from more than 60 sessions that demonstrate presentation, assessment, video, and online and distance learning techniques. Other sessions teach software, such as PowerPoint, COW, Claris HomePage, FileMaker, Netscape Composer, Photoshop and UM.CourseTools, with topics including efficient searches, creating CDs and assessing courses. For more information, send e-mail to or call Susan Hollar, 936-2371. Registration is available online at

Family housing English courses available

Registration for English classes is open for the families of international students, faculty and staff through the Family Housing Language Program. Courses for young children, teenagers and adults are available. Native English speaking volunteers are needed as conversation and classroom partners. For more information, call 764-8463.

Register now for U-Move classes

Spaces are still available in many of the U-Move fitness program's spring and summer classes.

U-Move offers a variety of fitness, wellness and activity classes for individuals ages 16 and older, including tennis, ballroom and swing dancing, water polo, swimming, personal training and yoga. For more information, visit the Web,, call 764-1342 or send e-mail to

M-Stores asks: 'Larger paper desired?'

M-Stores offers standard letter-size Eureka 100 paper, a chlorine-free 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper for high-speed copiers, laser and inkjet printers, offset duplicators, and plain paper faxes. Is there an interest in larger size Eureka paper? To order, submit an M-Stores requisition.

Exhibit Museum fossil field trip will be May 22-23

Alpena native and Exhibit Museum program associate Matt Linke is leading a fossil-hunting exhibition May 22-23 in Alpena. Linke will be a guide for the region's paleontology and geology, as participants hunt for ancient marine fossils from the Devonian period. Participants must be age 8 or older. The cost is $25 per family, $15 per individual and space is limited. For more information or to register, contact Matt Linke, 647-1381, or

Arbfest '99 will be held June 13

Arbfest '99 events, including the Nichols Arboretum's Peony Garden Party and the Urban Environmental Education Center dedication, will be held 2-5 p.m. June 13 at the Arboretum.

The Peony Garden Party boasts more than 700 peonies. Activities include opportunities to buy plants, sip lemonade, listen to music and tour the Arboretum's prairie, Appalachian Glen and wetlands.

The grand opening and dedication of the Education Center will be held at the Burnham House. Visitors will be able to enjoy a wide variety of activities, including arts and crafts at an ArtVentures tent and docent-led tours.

For more information, visit the Web at

GLASS opens at U-M-Dearborn May 15

U-M-Dearborn's Art Museum Project will host "GLASS: Its Substance and Attributes" by Michigan artists May 15-June 27 at the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, Mardigian Library. The exhibition, with pieces chosen from a statewide competition, features glass and its various properties with glass works, glass as subject matter or works exploring glass attributes such as fragility, transparency, translucency, opacity, refraction, reflection and distortion.

An opening reception, hosted by the Fine Arts Associates, will be held 1-3 p.m. May 15. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m. by James Steward, director, Museum of Art.

For information on exhibition hours, call (313) 593-5400.

Volunteers needed for Cancer Survivors' Day June 6

The Cancer Center is seeking volunteers for its Cancer Survivors' Day Celebration June 6 at the Morris Lawrence Bldg., Washtenaw Community College. Cancer survivors are welcome to join the event's planning committee. For more information, call Maxine Solvay, 647-1663.

Dads and kids focus of talk

Ross D. Parke, author of Fatherhood and Throwaway Dads, will deliver a free, public lecture on "Barriers to Father Involvement and What We Can Do About Them" at 1:45 p.m. May 16 in Rackham Lecture Hall.

Co-sponsored by the School of Social Work and the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH), Parke's talk will focus on the factors that determine men's involvement with their children, and the implications of and recommendations for increased father involvement.

Parke's lecture is part of the MI-AIMH's annual conference, "Nurturing Infants and Families: Examining and Enriching Our Roles," being held here May 16-18. The three-day conference features dozens of workshops and lectures.

No registration is required for Parke's lecture. To attend any other part of the conference, registration is required by April 30. For information on fees and workshop topics or to request a registration form, call 764-4276.

Housing Transitions for Seniors workshop is May 19

The Housing Bureau for Seniors (HBS) will present "Housing Transitions for Seniors: Exploring Your Housing Choices" 9 a.m.-noon at the Turner Senior Resource Center. Senior citizens and family members are invited to the free conference. Topics include keeping the same home, moving and the financial considerations involved.

HBS assists senior citizens with housing choices, property tax management, shared housing options and eviction prevention. Its new location is at the Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. For more information call 998-9339.

ITD/MCIT are sponsoring blood drive May 17

The Information Technology Division (ITD) and Medical Center Information Technology (MCIT) are sponsoring a blood drive 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Argus Complex, 519 W. William St. To schedule an appointment, contact Pam Dietz, 764-2323 or Please indicate first, second and third choices of donation times with the message. Walk-in appointments also are available.

With just one pint of blood, four people can be helped or have their lives saved. For a list of upcoming blood drives at the University, visit the Web,

Goldstein will give cardiology lecture May 18

Steven A. N. Goldstein, associate professor of pediatrics and of cellular and molecular physiology, and chief, Section of Developmental Biology and Biophysics, Yale University School of Medicine, will present the John Patrick Niland Lecture in Cardiology at 8 a.m. May 18 in the Maternal and Child Health Center Auditorium.

His lecture, "Potassium Channels in the Heart: Structural Basis for Function Disease," is sponsored by the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases.

For more information, call the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, 764-5176.

20th Century exhibition opens at Art Museum May 15

The Museum of Art is presenting "Highlights from the Twentieth Century Collection" May 15-July 25 in its Lobby Gallery. The exhibition of works on paper from the Museum's collection‹some never before on display at the Museum‹examines abstraction and figuration in American and European art. Major movements including Cubism, Expressionism, Pop Art, New Realism, Minimalism, Post-Minimalism and Conceptual Art will be represented. Featured artists include Milton Avery, Jake Berthot, Alexander Calder, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso and Maurice de Vlaminck. For more information, call 764-0395.

Plant Services blood drive is May 28

Plant Building Services is holding a Red Cross blood drive 7 a.m.-9 p.m. May 28 in its building at 1110 East Huron. To make an appointment, call 764-0521 or 764-0522.

Drop off used ink jet cartridges at selected sites

The EnviroSmart Ink Jet Cartridge Recycling Program has sites for units to recycle used cartridges at the computing site at Angell Hall, Dana Bldg.; School of Information; Media Union; residence halls Alice Lloyd, Mary Markley, Mosher-Jordan, Bursley Hall, and South, West, and East Quadrangles. To recycle, place used cartridge in bag provided and put in collection box. These cartridges will be refilled and resold.