The University Record, May 24 , 1999


Multicultural Food and Art Fair is June 10

The Multicultural Food and Art Fair will be held 11 a.m.–3 p.m. June 10 at Palmer Field.

The event features faculty- and staff-prepared international cuisine, live entertainment and art exhibits. First celebrated by Plant Building Services, the Fest is now open to the entire University community. For information about participating as a chef, call 764-0521. For more information on the event, call 764-0521, or visit the Web,

Prostate SPORE grant funds available

The Comprehensive Cancer Center is soliciting applications for funds available from the Prostate SPORE grant. Support of up to $45,000 for faculty and up to $5,000 for students is available for a 12-month period beginning Aug. 1 for projects attempting to understand the mechanisms involved in prostate cancer development or projects to find a prostate cancer cure. The SPORE grant is particularly seeking innovative or “high risk” ideas in translational research. At least one application will be awarded with no preliminary research. The application deadline is July 1. For a form or for more information, contact Julie DeFilippo, 763-3455 or

Cancer Survivors Day is June 6

The Comprehensive Cancer Center will hold a Cancer Survivor‘s Day celebration 1–4 p.m. June 6 at the Morris Lawrence Bldg., Washtenaw Community College. More than 500 cancer survivors from Michigan will gather with family, friends and health care professionals in this celebration of life. The Sunshine Singers will lead a sing-along and Joey D and the Dipsticks, an a cappella group, will perform. The event also features a Cancer Survivors‘ Art Display, labyrinth walk, complimentary massages, door prizes, refreshments and more. To register or for more information on the free, public celebration, call (800) 742-2300, category 6275.

Women can learn about Fitting in Fitness today

Fitting in Fitness (FIF) will examine women’s unique roadblocks to exercise in a free, introductory session at 7 p.m. today (May 24) at Zingerman‘s Delicatessan. The FIF program, an interactive, four-week workshop teaching a life-style approach to physical exercise, will begin the first week of June. Program sponsors are M-Fit, the American Heart Association, and the National Center for Women and Wellness. For more information, or to reserve a space, call 995-9807. M-CARE provides an FIF program discount.

Free access for senior citizens on Senior Health Day May 26

In recognition of National Senior Health and Fitness Day, M-Fit is providing free fitness center access and exercise to persons age 62 and older May 26 at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube Fitness Center. The center at 2121 Oak Valley Dr. is managed by M-Fit, a health promotion division of the Health System. For more information, call 998-8700.

Cancer Center is offering ‘I Can Cope’ education program

The Cancer Center is offering “I Can Cope,” a free, eight-week program for cancer patients and their loved ones, beginning 7–8:30 p.m. June 3 at the Center. The Thursday evening program, with topics ranging from diagnosis and treatment to exercise and nutrition, gives participants an opportunity to share concerns and learn how to cope with a cancer diagnosis. Videotapes, group discussions, printed materials and professionals specializing in cancer management will provide up-to-date information.

Registration is required. To register or for more information, call 936-8700.

Family Medicine is moving

The Department of Family Medicine’s chair, clinical programs and residency education offices will be located at Women‘s Hospital beginning June 1. The new address is Room L2003, 1500 East Medical Center Dr. 0239. Telephone numbers are: 615-2688 (chair), 615-2689 (clinical programs) and 615-2690 (residency education). The fax number is 615-2687. The administration, education and research offices remain at 1018 Fuller St. 0708.

New faces, new styles at the Museum of Art

The galleries at the Museum of Art are sporting a new look with new works and a new coat of paint. Major movements are featured, including Cubism, Expressionism, Social Realism, Minimalism, Post-Minimalism and Conceptual Art by such artists as, Max Beckmann, Jake Berthot, Alexander Calder, Max Ernst, Helen Frankenthaler, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Frank Stella and Kay Sage.

Rotating display of works on paper include works by German Expressionists, Works Progress Administration prints and portraits.

Informational labels will accompany each work in the permanent galleries, giving visitors new tools for understanding the works on display.

The Museum’s hours are 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tues., Weds., Fri. and Sat.; 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Thurs. and 12–5 p.m. Sun.

U-M-Dearborn has new master’s degrees

U-M-Dearborn now offers an M.S. in finance and one in accounting, as approved by the Regents in March. The change reflects market conditions and is expected to increase program enrollment, from 55–85 new students each fall to twice that in three years.

The accountancy program satisfies a state rule requiring 150 credit hours for public accountant certification and can be applied toward both public and corporate accounting.

The finance degree prepares students for corporate finance careers.

Rape drugs brochure available

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) has a brochure available outlining the facts on the date rape drugs rohypnol and GHB (Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate). The brochure contains information on drug street names, descriptions and effects, as well as places to go for help. To obtain a copy of the brochure, visit SAPAC, 712 N. University, Suite 202, or call 998-9368.

Workshop to build better relationships with adult children begins June 9

“Building a Better Relationship with Your Adult Child,” a free, six-session group for older adults, is being offered beginning 2–3:30 p.m. June 9 by the Turner Geriatric Clinic, Cancer and Geriatrics Center Bldg. The sessions are designed to increase understanding, improve communication, find common ground, set realistic expectations and reach acceptance. Registration is required. For more information, call Lynn Stern or Janet Fogler, 764-2556.

Rackham invites proposals for 1999–2000 lecture series

The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies invites University community members to submit proposals for its fall 1999–winter 2000 lecture series, “The Future of the Research University” by June 11. Topics chosen will engage faculty, staff and students in intellectual discussions on the role of traditionally research-based universities in a fast-paced, demanding society. The Graduate School also will consider co-sponsoring public speakers with other units. Topics and potential speakers can be forwarded by e-mail to Lynne Dumas, For more information, call 647-2644.

Turner’s ‘Ask the Doctor’ examines ways to prevent falling

The Turner Geriatric Clinic‘s “Ask the Doctor” lecture series continues 1:30–3:30 p.m. June 15 at the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium with “Ways to Prevent Falls and What to Do After You‘ve Fallen.” Leading the presentation is Neil Alexander, associate professor of geriatric medicine and senior research scientist, Institute of Gerontology. One-third of persons ages 60 years and older suffer from falls each year.

Alexander’s lecture will look at simple lifestyle and environment changes that can be made to provide peace of mind and prevent falling. For more information, call 764-2556.

IM Sports is holding golf, tennis tournaments

The Intramural (IM) Sports Program is holding a two-person golf scramble with tee time at 11 a.m. June 4 at the U-M Golf Course. Entries, $20 per team, are due by 2 p.m. June 2 at the IM Sports Bldg. The Golf Course fee, $20 per individual, is not part of the entry fee.

IM Sports also is holding a singles and doubles tennis tournament June 4-6 at the Palmer Tennis Courts. The tournament will begin at 4 p.m. on June 4 and at 11 a.m. June 5–6. Entries, $5 for singles and $9 for doubles, are due by 2 p.m. June 3 at the IM Sports Bldg.

For more information, call 763-3562.

North Campus road work continues

Weather permitting, the first phase of the the North Campus road reconstruction project will be open to traffic at the end of today (May 24). This phase involved Beal from McIntyre to PlymouthRoad, the north Bursley service drive, and Baits from Hubbard to Broadway. Closures for the second phase, starting May 25, are Bishop from Cram Circle to Beal, and Murfin north of Hubbard.