The University Record, February 1, 1999


Lozon to receive Susan B. Anthony Award

Annette Lozon, government relations associate at U-M-Dearborn, will receive the Susan B. Anthony award Feb. 10.

Lozon served as chair of the Dearborn campus's Commission for Women 1996­1997. While chair, she organized programs on domestic violence and women's health, energized a brown-bag speakers series and started a book discussion group.

The annual award is presented to an individual who "exemplifies the dedication, fortitude and involvement of Anthony, who challenged inequities suffered by women and who led the nation to recognize human rights."

Changs publish two books

Chun-shu Chang, professor of history and honorary professor of Chinese history, and Shelly Hsueh-lun Chang, visiting associate professor of history, have had two books on Chinese history published by the U-M Press.

Redefining History: Ghosts, Spirits, and Human Society in P'u Sung-ling's World, 1640 - 1715 is an intimate exploration of early Ch'ing China. The book follows the career, times and ideas of P'u Sung-ling, 1640 - 1715, and focuses on his magnum opus, Liao-chai chih-I (Tales of the Unusual from the Studio of Deliberation and Musing.)

Crisis and Transformation in Seventeenth-Century China: Society, Culture, and Modernity in Li Yu's World describes the social and cultural transformation of 17th-century China through the life and work of Li Yu. Previously published in hard cover, this edition is a paperback.

The book follows Li Yu, whose vast array of accomplishments and experiences mirror 17th-century China in all its complexity and excitement.

Bush chairs Michigan's FOI committee

Joan Bush, lecturer in communications and composition at U-M-Dearborn, has been elected chair of the Michigan Freedom of Information (FOI) committee.

Bush has worked as a reporter and editor at several Michigan newspapers and teaches journalism at U-M-Dearborn. She is the representative of Women in Communications Inc. on the FOI committee.

The committee was formed by former Detroit News reporter John Wark to let the public know about Michigan's Freedom of Information and Open Meeting acts, and offers help to anyone wanting to know who tho use the law to monitor the activities of government agencies.

New book serves as 'wake-up call' for fighting HIV/AIDS

By the year 2000, more than half of those with AIDS in the United States will be African Americans, who comprise just 12 percent of the population. By the year 2005, the risk of AIDS will be 14 times greater for African American men than for white men, and 20 times greater for African American women than for white women.

In a new book, Social Workers Speak Out on the HIV/AIDS Crisis, Larry M. Gant, associate professor of social work, and colleagues at the National Social Work AIDS Network call for more extensive and swift action in HIV/AIDS-related policy and advocacy within African American commuities.

Gant's book, published by Greenwood Press, was co-edited by Patricia A. Stewart, a social worker with experience in HIV/AIDS care, and Vincent J. Lynch, director of the National Research and Training Center on Social Work and HIV/AIDS, Boston College.