The University Record, February 1, 1999

Briefings

Bread Discovery Day is Feb. 6

The Exhibit Museum will host "Bread Discovery Day" 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Feb. 6. The free program, sponsored by Whole Foods Market, is intended for a family audience with hands-on activities and demonstrations exploring the natural history of bread. For more information, call 764-0478 or 763-6085.

Film series from Mexico, Cuba is at U-M-Dearborn

U-M-Dearborn is holding a film series examining recurring social, political and historical issues that have arisen in Mexico and Cuba since World War II. Selected films will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in Room 144, Science Bldg.

Bunuel's El Angel Exterminador (The Exterminating Angel), Feb. 19.

Pastor Vega's Retrato de Teresa (Portrait of Teresa), March 19.

Leon Ichaso's Azucar Amargo (Bitter Sugar), April 9.

For more information, call (313) 593-5433.

International law symposium is Feb. 19 - 20

An international law symposium, "Post-Cold War International Security Threats: Terrorism, Drugs and Organized Crime," will be held Feb. 19 - 20 in Room 100, Hutchins Hall. The symposium, commemorating the Michigan Journal of International Law (MJIL)'s 20th year, will feature specialists discussing how to deal with national security threats from terrorists, drug cartels and transnational organized crime groups. Panelists will include U.S. and foreign academic experts, government officials and private practitioners.

To register for the symposium, $30, or for more information, contact Eric Feiler, symposium coordinator, 763-2050 or on the Web, www.law.umich.edu/pubs/journals/mjil/index.htm.

Dance Marathon volunteers needed Feb. 6-7

Faculty and staff volunteers are needed for the Children's Miracle Network (CMN)'s Dance Marathon beginning at 10 a.m. Feb. 6 and running through 4 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Indoor Track Bldg. Money raised by University student organizations will be given to William Beaumont Hospital, the southeastern Michigan affiliate for the CMN.

Volunteers are needed to help set up and take down the facility, serve food, act as security and check in the dancers.

For more information, contact Whitney Roberts, 615-1525 or robertsw@umich.edu.

Medstart conference is Feb. 6

"From the Backyard to the Schoolyard: Building Villages to Raise Our Children," a Medstart conference, will be held 8:45 a.m. - 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Dow Chemistry Bldg. Designed for individuals concerned with children's future and well-being, the conference aim is to raise awareness on vital issues affecting children's welfare.

Registration, $10 for students and $20 for non-students, is 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. Feb. 6. For more information or to register in advance, call 663-6969 or send e-mail to prestoni@umich.edu.

AATA offers free North Campus route, increased service on Route 2

Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA)-The Ride will offer free bus service on Route 32--U-M North Campus Park and Ride Shuttle this month.

Route 32 is a new weekday service from the free Green Park & Ride lot to North Campus. Service begins at 7:22 a.m., continuing on the half hour until 9:22 a.m. The service resumes from North Campus to the Green lot beginning at 3:30 p.m. and continuing on the half hour until 6 p.m.

The route serves Green, Hubbard, Hayward, Murfin, Bonisteel and Beal. The North Campus bus stop is located across from the Pierpont Commons.

AATA will offer increased morning and afternoon peak hour service on Route 2--Plymouth Rd. between downtown Ann Arbor and the Plymouth Rd./Parke-Davis area.

Route 2 will offer bus service every 15 minutes from the Green Park & Ride lot heading alternately to downtown Ann Arbor and the Medical Center.

For more information on Route 2 and Route 32 schedule information, visit the Web, www.the ride.org/.

RC exhibits Berridge's photographs

The Residential College Art Gallery will display "A Positive Life: Portraits of Women Living with HIV" by photographer Mary Berridge Feb. 5 - 26 at East Quadrangle. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held 5 - 7 p.m. Feb. 5, with an artist slide presentation at 4 p.m. in the Art Gallery.

"A Positive Life" exhibits Berridge's photographs from the book of the same name, co-authored by Berridge and award-winning poet and AIDS activist River Huston.

Berridge has won a Haas Award, a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among other honors.

For more information on the exhibition, contact Larry Cressman, gallery director, 763-0176.

Cancer Center benefit needs volunteers

The Comprehensive Cancer Center needs volunteers for its "Spring to Life" benefit April 18 at Washtenaw Community College. Help also is needed distributing posters March 7 and 14, and preparing for the program April 11 - 17. For more information, call 615-0665.

CEW offers 'Navigating the Maize' Feb. 4

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) will offer "Navigating the Maize: Moving Ahead at U-M" noon - 1:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Michigan Room, Michigan League. Speakers, E. Karen Clark, manager of Human Resource Services, LS&A, and Marilyn Knepp, assistant provost for budget and planning, will share their career stories, explain what managers are looking for in employees and give suggestions concerning essential skills. For more information, call 998-7080.

Alzheimer's disease workshop is Feb. 17

The Turner Geriatric Clinic peer volunteers are offering a free workshop on Alzheimer's disease 1 - 3 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. Judith Heidebrink, clinical assistant professor of neurology, will lead the workshop. She will focus on the role of genetics in Alzheimer's disease and on new medications and other available treatments.

For more information, call 764-2556.

Gender-based censorship conference will be Feb. 5 - 7

A free, public conference, "Towards a Definition of Gender-Based Censorship," presented by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, will be held Feb. 5 - 7 in Rackham Assembly Hall (unless otherwise noted). For more information, contact Leslie Davis, 647-9381.

Feb. 5 sessions: "Redefining Censorship," 1 - 3 p.m. with panelists Lee C. Bollinger, Domna Stanton, Richard Burt, Katha Pollitt, Lauren Berlant and Chris Whitman.

"Dis-Information: The Case of Reproduction," 3:30 - 5:15 p.m. with panelists Nancy Reame, Meredith Michaels, Jill Morawski, Dorothy Roberts and Martin Pernick.

"Representing Children Sexually: Trauma or Uncensored Speech," 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., Rackham Amphitheater, with panelists James Steward, Marianne Hirsch, Anne Higgonnet, Amy Adler and Pat Simons.

Feb. 6 sessions: "Hostile Climates: Hateful and Harassing Speech," 9 - 10:45 a.m. with panelists Helmut Puff, Laura Lederer, Barbara Gutek, Sumi Cho and John Powell.

"Censoring Feminism," 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. with panelists Betty Bell, Norma Alarcon, Susan Douglas, Laura Flanders and Kathy Rodgers.

"Passing," 2:15 - 4:15 p.m. with panelists Earl Lewis, Mary Romero, Martha Umphrey, Robert Granfield, Anne Herrmann and Tomas Almaguer.

"Countering Censorship," 7:30 - 9:15 p.m., Rackham Amphitheater, with panelists Charlotte Lowe, Lakesha Cooper, Dawn Jackson and Tali Edut.

Feb. 7 session: "Gender-Based Censorship: Limits and Possibilities," 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., led by Abigail Stewart.

Grant applications for research on Japan are being accepted

The Center for Japanese Studies is sponsoring a competition for grant awards for research on Japan. All U-M faculty pursuing research investigating Japan's society and culture are welcome to apply.

Grant awards will range $500 - $30,000. Funds may support individual or group projects. Interested individuals should contact the Center for Japanese Studies, 764-6307 or umcjs@umich.edu. The application deadline is Feb. 15.

UCCF offering workshop for divorced parents

The University Center for the Child and the Family (UCCF) is offering a workshop designed to show parents how to help their children deal with the transitions involved with a divorce. "Kids Come First: A Workshop for Parents Helping Kids Cope with Divorce" meets for six weeks. For more information, call 647-2494.

CREES workshops on Russian Orthodoxy begin Feb. 12

Prominent scholars of Russian Orthodoxy will join history and Slavic department faculty for two workshops dedicated to examining the practical impact of Orthodoxy on the lives of Russians. For more information, contact the Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES), 764-0351, or crees@umich.edu.

Workshop I: Medieval and Early Modern Russian Spirituality will be held Feb. 12 - 13. Workshop II: Modern Russian Religious Spirituality will be held March 19 - 20. Friday workshop sessions will be 2 - 5:30 p.m.; Saturday sessions will be 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. They will be held in Room 1636, School of Social Work Bldg.

'Emerging Women's Institutions' focus of discussion Feb. 8

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) is presenting a free, public panel discussion, "Emerging Women's Institutions in Post-Communist Societies" 3 - 5 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Center, 330 E. Liberty. The panel will focus on changing economic and political prospects for women in Eastern and Central Europe and Eurasia.

Over the past decade, a variety of feminist institutions have emerged in response to the changing economic and political prospects of women in the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Discouraged by the ideological position that communism had eliminated gender inequality, women's studies programs and other women-focused institutions are now claiming space in public life.

Panelists include: Minjin Hashbat, former BBC producer in Mongolia, CEW scholar and fellow; Nurgul Djanaeva, vice president of planning and international relations, International University in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, president, Forum of Women's Non-Governmental Organizations of Kyrgyzstan and visiting Fulbright scholar; and Zelijka Jelavic, founder, Women's Studies Center, Zagreb, Croatia.

The panel is sponsored by CEW, the Women's Studies Program, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and Working Group on Southeast European Studies, a joint initiative of the Center for Russian and East European Studies and the International Institute.

Series on history of religions is Feb. 9 - 11

The American Academy of Religions lecture series on the history of religions, will be Feb. 9 - 11. Sponsored by the Program on Studies in Religion, lectures will be given by Bruce B. Lawrence, Duke University.

The series, "New Faiths, Old Fears: Recent Immigrants and the Challenge of Diasporic Spiritual Practices to North American Norms and Values," will explore how current tensions mark the American experiment with religious pluralism.

"North American Religion or Religions?" 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Rackham Amphitheater.

"From Civil to Information Society," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in Auditorium D, Angell Hall.

"Revisiting Religious Pluralism," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in Auditorium D, Angell Hall.

Lawrence is a specialist the history of religions, with particular focus on institutional Sufism and modern Islamic movements. He has written seven books and more than 140 articles, chapters and essays. Among these are Defenders of God: The Fundamentalist Revolt Against the Modern Age, Shattering the Myth: Islam Beyond Violence and, most recently, Go God Go: The Persistence of Religion in the Global Community.

A panel discussion will be held at 4 p.m. Feb. 11 at Rackham Amphitheater. Lawrence will be joined by Charles H. Long, presidential professor and professor of history of religions, and Luis O. Gomez, professor of Asian languages and cultures. Ralph Williams, director of academic programs, Studies in Religion, will moderate. For more information, call 764-4475.

Hamplova exhibition opens Feb. 6

The Museum of Art is hosting "The Recycled Word: Photographs by Hana Hamplova, 1979-1987" Feb. 6 - April 4 in the Lobby Gallery.

Hamplova's work explores the possibilities inherent in paper--not just as a medium, but as a subject. Many of the exhibition's photographs are of waste paper in a Prague recycling center: bundled newspapers, shredded paper piles and edges of old books. "From old paper, I try to capture objects, or more precisely, fragments of objects which are in themselves inconspicuous and eye catching," says Hamplova of her work.

The 17 large photographs in the exhibition are part of the Museum of Art's permanent collection, donated in 1990 by Marion Hrebek Keys. For more information, call 764-0395.