The University Record, November 16, 1998


Regents’ meeting is Nov. 19–20

The Regents’ meeting is Nov. 19–20 in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Bldg. Agenda items for the Nov. 19 meeting, beginning at 1:30 p.m. are general remarks by President Bollinger, purchasing initiatives, annual state funding requests for all three campuses and research and scholarly activity. Public comments are scheduled for 4:15 p.m.

The Nov. 20 agenda includes general remarks by President Bollinger, the annual report of the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, the bi-annual report of the Michigan Student Assembly and regular agenda items.

No Record Nov. 30

The Record will not be published Nov. 30 due to the Thanksgiving holiday break. Calendar and Briefings listings for the Nov. 23 issue will cover events taking place Nov. 23–Dec. 9. Deadline for submission for that issue is 5 p.m. Nov. 17.

Upcoming publication schedule: Nov. 23; Dec. 7, 14, 21; Jan. 11, 18, 25. Material for the Calendar and Briefings listings and Studies Seek Subjects section is due by 5 p.m. the Tuesday preceding publication via e-mail to, fax to 764-7084 or campus mail to 412 Maynard, 1399.

December brings early paydays

The December monthly payroll will be distributed on Dec. 23. The last weekly payroll day will be Dec. 31—one day early due to the Jan. 1 holiday.

Financial Operations announces special December financial processing deadlines

Due to the holidays, the following documents must be received by Financial Operations at the addresses and times indicated below to be processed for December business:

• Service Unit Billings (manual)—9 a.m. Dec. 17, Banking and Transaction Services, 5051 Wolverine Tower 1287.

• Credit Memos and Sales Invoices—4 p.m. Dec. 23, Accounts Receivable, 3089 Wolverine Tower 1287.

• Cash Receipts—2 p.m. Dec. 22, Cashier Offices.

• Journal Entries—4 p.m. Dec. 23, various Financial Operations Offices.

Pinochet discussion is today

A roundtable discussion on “Pinochet and International Law” will be held at 4 p.m. today (Nov. 16) in Room 2609, Social Work Bldg. The centers for European Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies are holding the debate on Gen. Pinochet and issues of national sovereignty.

Pinochet was arrested in London, in response to a request from a Spanish judge, and charged with the deaths of Spanish nationals during the anti-Allende coup d’etat and the subsequent period of political repression in Chile.

Panelists are Eliana Moya-Raggio, lecturer, Residential College, speaking from her experience as a Chilean exile; Edward L. Murphy, graduate student in anthropology and in history; Javier Sanjines, assistant professor of romance languages and specialist on Andean politics; Jon Silverman, BBC journalist; Brian Simpson, the Charles F. and Edith J. Clyne Professor of Law; and Susan Waltz, chair, International Executive Committee of Amnesty International.

ITCom staff moving to Arbor Lakes

On Nov. 22, the ITCom staff located at the Buhr Bldg. and the North Campus Computing Center will begin moving to Arbor Lakes Buildings 1, 2 and 3, 4251 Plymouth Road 2785.

The Residential Services and Network Operations Centers will move to Bldg. 1. Facilities Engineering will move to Bldg. 2, and ITCom Repair Service and U-MNet Administration to Bldg. 3. For more information, send e-mail to Cheryl Munn-Fremon,, or visit the Web,

‘Awakening the Leader’ focus of Dec. 1 discussion

The Commission For Women (CFW) will hold a brown-bag discussion noon–1 p.m. Dec. 1 on the “Awakening the Leader Within” program. The talk is being led by Robert Pasick and Jo-Ann Allen, co-faciliators and practicing family therapists, and 12 women who have participated in the program for six months. CFW and Human Resources and Affirmative Action/Human Resources Development developed “Awakening the Leader Within” to build leadership skills and knowledge among University women.

Holiday season mail information

The holiday season is quickly approaching. The following information is provided by Mail Service to help units manage mail efficiently during the United States Postal Service (USPS)’s busiest time of year.

• The USPS will be closed Nov. 26, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

• USPS service is suspended to University buildings on Nov. 27 and during University season days, Dec. 28–Dec. 31. Units requiring service on these dates must contact Mail Service by Dec. 18.

• Mail Service will be closed Nov. 26–27 and Dec. 26–Jan. 1.

• There will be no afternoon pickup or delivery by Mail Service Dec. 10. USPS service will not be effected.

• Mail to be postmarked before Dec. 25 must be received by Mail Service no later than 1 p.m. Dec. 24.

• Standard mail to be processed and mailed by the end of the year must be received by Mail Service by Dec. 23.

For more information, call 764-9227.

Poet Kasischke will read Nov. 17

Laura Kasischke, author, poet and teacher of creative writing at Washtenaw Community College, will read from her work at 5 p.m. Nov. 17 in Rackham Amphitheatre. Kasischke has written two novels, Suspicious River and White Bird in a Blizzard, and two collections of poetry, Wild Brides and Housekeeping in a Dream. Her poems have appeared in the Kenyon Review, the Iowa Review and Harper’s.

Kasischke’s reading is part of the Visiting Writers series, co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Office of the Provost.

‘Ethical and social issues in Human Genetics’ examined Nov. 30

Jeffrey C. Murray, professor of pediatrics and biological sciences, Division of Neonatology, University of Iowa, will discuss “Ethical and Social Issues in Human Genetics” at 4 p.m. Nov. 30 in Room 3330, Medical Science I.

Murray is an internationally recognized scholar in the genetics of non-sydromic cleft lip and palate, as well as the mutational basis for a variety of craniofacial disorders. Through Operation Smile, he has worked with children in underprivileged countries suffering from craniofacial disorders.

Murray’s talk is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the Department of Human Genetics. For more information, contact Leslie McClure,, or Maggie VanOvermeer, 764-1549.

Computer workshop registration is open

Two-hour workshops answering specific questions about Excel or Perl are being offered through the Information Technology Division. The workshops provide an open question-and-answer session and access to resources containing solutions. For more information, visit the Web,

NCBI Database intro is Nov. 24

“Introduction to NCBI Databases” will be offered noon–1:30 pm Nov. 24 in Room 3950, Taubman Library. The workshop will provide search experience and present the NCBI Web resources in the context of other available biomolecular and genetic resources. Participants also will learn how to use the Entrez interface for searching nucleotide, protein and genetic databases. To register or for more information, call 763-2037.

Program for business women is Nov. 18

The Alumni Association will host “Women in Business: Your Path to Entrepreneurship” 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Alumni Center. The keynote speaker for the conference, designed to encourage, support and help women in business, is Florine Mark, president and CEO of Weight Watchers Group. Workshop topics include business plan development, capital financing and marketing for success. To register, $120 for non-members and $95 for Association members, contact Andria Rose, 763-9702 or Pre-payment is required.

Peace Corps info session is Nov. 17

An information session on the Peace Corps will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 in Room 9, International Center. The Peace Corps is seeking applicants, 18 years of age and older, for positions in agriculture, the environment, skilled trades, business, education and health. For more information, visit the Web,, or contact the campus representative, 647-2182 or

Madgett will read her work Nov. 17

Poet and publisher, Naomi Long Madgett, will read and discuss her work in a free, public presentation at 6:10 p.m. Nov. 17, in Room 2014, University Mall, U-M-Dearborn.

Madgett, professor emeritus of English at Eastern Michigan University, is the founder of Detroit’s Lotus Press, one of the nation’s leading publishers of contemporary African American poetry. Madgett has written eight books of poetry and her work has appeared in more than 160 poetry anthologies.

The reading is supported by a diversity grant from the U-M-Dearborn provost’s office, and is sponsored by the campus’s African and African American Studies Program.

Blood Wedding opens Nov. 19

The Department of Theatre and Drama will join a year-long international gala celebrating the life and works of Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, when it presents his lyrical tragedy Blood Wedding. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Nov. 19–21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Mendelssohn Theatre.

Tickets, $18, $14, $7 (for students with I.D.), are on sale at the Michigan League Ticket Office, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and one hour prior to each performance. For tickets, call 764-0450.

Power Award nominations due Nov. 20

The Academic Women’s Caucus is accepting nominations for the Sarah Goddard Power Award through Nov. 20. The Power Award, given annually since 1984, honors individuals who have contributed to the betterment of women through distinguished leadership, scholarship or other activities related to their professional lives.

U-M faculty, including instructors, lecturers, primary researchers, librarians, curators and senior administrative staff are eligible. Nominees must be able to attend the Feb. 17, 1999, ceremony at the Michigan League.

For more information or to receive a nomination form, contact Tonya Brown, 763-1284 or, or visit the Web at

Boykin to speak on Matthew Shepard tragedy Nov. 17 at U-M-Flint

Gay activist Keith Boykin will speak on the Matthew Shepard tragedy at 3 p.m. Nov. 17 in U-M-Flint’s Harding Mott University Center Kiva. Boykin’s inaugural speech for the Audre Lorde/Bayard Rustin Colloquium for Social Justice will be about the death of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard. He was allegedly beaten to death by two anti-gay students.

Boykin has served as special assistant to the president and was instrumental in arranging a meeting between gay and lesbian leaders and Clinton. His most recent book is One More River to Cross: Black and Gay in America.

The Colloquium for Social Justice, established by U-M-Flint’s African American Studies Program, provides a forum for social engagement through the examination of the nature of sexism, racism, homophobia and other forms of institutional oppression. For more information, call (810) 762-3353.

HIV/AIDS program has new Web site

The HIV/AIDS Treatment Program, federally funded through the Ryan White Title III program, has a new Web site,

The program offers comprehensive HIV/AIDS care to patients and families. Using a team approach, it addresses the patient’s medical needs as well as psychosocial and nutritional needs. HIV testing and counseling also are available. The program is located in the Taubman Center with a satellite clinic at the Livonia Health Center.

SI showcase and open house is Dec. 2

The School of Information will hold an open house for its Master of Science in Information degree program 12:30–3 p.m. Dec. 2 in Room 311, West Hall. A Student Projects Showcase will follow from 1–6 p.m. in Room 411, West Hall. The open house will highlight specialization in Archives and Records Management, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Economics, Management and Policy, and Library and Information Services. To register or for more information, contact Laurie Crum, director of recruitment, retention and career services, at 763-6034 or

The free, public Student Projects Showcase will provide a look from students at new information services. For more information, call 763-2285, or visit the Web,

Brave New Works concert is Nov. 22

Brave New Works will present a free, public “Concert for and by the Persecuted” at 8 p.m. Nov. 22 in Britton Recital Hall. Featured works are from Karen P. Thomas, writing for the women of Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Gideon Klein, a composer who perished in a Nazi concentration camp. For more information, call (800) 896-7340 or on the Web,

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