The University Record, October 14, 1998


Regents meet this week

The Regents’ meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at U-M-Flint with a public meeting. Held in the Michigan Rooms, Harding Mott University Center, it will include general remarks by President Lee C. Bollinger and a presentation on “U-M-Flint---Its Unique Contributions.” Public comments will be heard at 3 p.m.

The public meeting continues at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 16 in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Bldg. in Ann Arbor. Agenda items include general remarks by President Bollinger, presentation of a Regents’ resolution to the Michigan Academic Competition Team, 1998 financial statements and a Year 2000 progress report.


Reimbursement account cut-off date is Oct. 14

To be reimbursed in an October paycheck, Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Account claims must be turned in today (Oct. 14) if paid biweekly, or by Oct. 20 if paid monthly. Forms may be dropped off or mailed to the Benefits Office, Wolverine Tower-Low Rise G405, 3003 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48019-1278. If mailing, allow sufficient time for delivery. The date the forms are received at the Benefits Office determines when reimbursement will occur. Forms and a list of due dates are available on the Web at and in the Reimbursement Accounts Claims Kit. For more information, contact the Benefits Office, 763-1214.


Zazove receives Neubacher Award today

Philip Zazove, clinical associate professor of family medicine and assistant chair for clinical affairs, will receive the Nueubacher Award at 11 a.m. today (Oct. 14) in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League. Zazove is medical director of the West Region, Ambulatory Care Administration.

The award is given annually by the Council for Disability Concerns to an individual who has served as an effective advocate for equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities. For information, contact the Office of Equity and Diversity Services, 763-0235 or 647-1388.


Art school dean search launched

Provost Nancy Cantor has appointed a nine-member search advisory committee to assist her in recommending a new dean for the School of Art and Design. She will ask the group to conduct a national search and give her an unranked slate of final candidates next spring.

Committee members are: Paul C. Boylan (chair), vice provost for the arts and dean, School of Music; James A. Cogswell Jr., associate professor of art; Joseph C. Grigely, associate professor of art; Gianna Hunt, undergraduate student; Peggy Ann Kusnerz, lecturer and alumna, School of Art and Design;

Lesley Raymond, graduate student; James C. Steward, director, Museum of Art, and assistant professor of art; Gaylyn Studlar, director, Program in Film and Video Studies, and professor of English and of women’s studies; and Richard W. Tillinghast, professor of English.

Staff support will be provided by Barbara Wagner. Karen Gibbons is liaison to the Office of the Provost.


‘Living With Hearing Loss’ starts Nov. 5

“Living With Hearing Loss,” a five-week course presented by Turner Geriatric Clinic, will be held 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 5, 12, 19, and Dec. 3, 10 in Conference Room 1139, Turner Clinic. Topics include how we hear, hearing aids, lip-reading and sign-language, the use of trained dogs for assistance, and coping with hearing loss. Pre-registration for this free course is required. For more information or to register, contact Jovi Sanchez, Mollie Norton or Tiffany Robinson, 764-2566.


Family Halloween party is Oct. 31

Families are invited to come for trick-or-treating 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Exhibit Museum of Natural History. Participants will be able to go through a Bones Gallery, Haunted Planetarium, Creepy Crawly Corner with Hissing Cockroaches, Giant Millipedes, Carpet Beetles and Spiders, Snake Pit with live snakes and a bat station. Tickets for the event are $6 for adults, $4 for children under age 12. For more information or to register, contact Cindy Brown, 647-6421 or 764-0478.


New service program to be launched

A major new University-based community service program targeted to meet needs within the state will be announced Oct. 22 at the Center for Community Service and Learning (CCSL), 1024 Hill St. The event, which begins at 11 a.m., will include remarks by Maureen Hartford, vice president for student affairs; members of the CCSL national board of directors; and CCSL Director Barry Checkoway. Current Americorps and Peace Corps volunteers and students who have participated in a pilot phase of the new program will also be on hand.


STOMP is coming Oct. 19-20

STOMP, the international percussion sensation, returns to the Power Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 and 4 and 8 p.m. Oct. 20, sponsored by the Major Events Office. Tickets, $35 and $40, are on sale at the Michigan Union Box Office, 763-8587, and all Ticketmaster outlets, (248) 645-6666.

STOMP, an eight-member percussion group, has made appearances at London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Acropolis in Athens, and throughout Canada, Asia and South America. The group also has been on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood,” the 68th Annual Academy Awards and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”


IM Sports offers fall sporting opportunities

The Intramural (IM) Sports Program has opportunities for participation in flag football, football, golf and walleyball coming up in October. Dates, starting times and locations, along with entry fees and deadlines are listed below. All entry fees must be brought to the IM Sports Bldg., 606 E. Hoover. For more information, call 763-3562.

• Pre-season football tournament, 9 a.m. Oct. 24 and 10 a.m. Oct. 25, Mitchell Field. The entry fee is $35 per team, due by 4:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

• Two-person team scramble golf tournament, 10 a.m. Oct. 25, U-M Golf Course. The entry fee is $20 per team, due by 4:30 p.m. Oct. 22. An additional $20 per-player course fee is due Oct. 25.

• Walleyball, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 29, IM Sports Bldg. The entry fee is $40 per team, due by 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26.

• Flag football, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Mitchell Field. The entry fee is $70 per team, due by 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26.



Chiten, The Jew in the Lotus coming

Independent filmmaker Laurel Chiten and her film The Jew in the Lotus will be at the Michigan Theater Oct. 21, sponsored by Hillel. The film will be shown at 7 p.m., followed by a discussion with Chiten on its making.

The Jew in the Lotus is a documentary based on a book by Rodger Kamenetz, who was invited to chronicle the Indian visit of eight Jewish delegates to meet the Dalai Lama and share the “secret of spiritual survival in exile.” As he encounters the meeting between the delegates and the Dalai Lama, Kamenetz is prompted to search within his own Judaism.

Chiten also has produced the award-winning film Twitch and Shout, and was awarded a residency at the Yaddo artist colony for her work on The Jew in the Lotus.

For more information, call 769-0500.


Learn how to make large classes interactive

The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching is presenting “Making Large Classes Interactive” 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Michigan Room, Michigan League. Leading the workshop will be Barbara Walvoord, director of the John A. Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Notre Dame. She will discuss strategies for making large classes interactive without lessening the content, wasting students’ time or providing too much paperwork for the instuctor. Examples of principles discussed will be given from actual classes in major research universities. For more information, call 764-0505.


Waissi named acting dean at Dearborn School of Management

Gary R. Waissi, associate professor of management science, has been appointed acting dean of U-M-Dearborn’s School of Management. Waissi has been chair of the Department of Management Studies since 1995. Waissi plans to continue efforts to revise several academic programs, including expanding graduate level programs and developing new degree programs.

“We believe Professor Waissi has the skills and experience to continue the growth the School of Management experienced under Dean Brucker’s leadership,” said Robert L. Simpson, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Dearborn. Waissi succeeds Eric Brucker, who has taken a position at the University of Maine.


U-M-Dearborn art tour is Oct. 24

The Fine Arts Associates, a volunteer arts-support group, and the Art Museum Project at the U-M-Dearborn will be touring Ann Arbor’s art resources beginning with the Slusser Gallery Oct. 24. The cost for the tour is $30 ($20 for Fine Arts Associates members). Lunch is included.

For more information, contact Kenneth R. Gross, director of the Art Museum Project, (313) 593-5058.


Learn to deal with ‘Emotions of Cancer’

The Cancer Center is presenting a free community program, “The Blahs, The Blues and the Pits: Dealing with the Emotions of Cancer,” 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Livonia West Holiday Inn,

I-275 and 6 Mile Rd. “Dealing with the Emotions of Cancer” examines sadness and grief as a natural part of coping with cancer, when sadness ends and depression begins, and how the family is affected. Registration is not required. For more information, call (800) 865-1125.


‘Writers Harvest’ event is Oct. 29

“Writers Harvest For Share Our Strength,” presented by the Department of English, will feature readings by Charles Baxter, Linda Gregerson and OyamO at 5 p.m. Oct. 29 in Rackham Amphitheater. Tickets, $10, $5 for students, are available at the door.

Baxter, professor of English, has written six fictional books, most recently Shadow Play and Believers, and is the recipient of the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Gregerson, associate professor of English and director of the Master of Fine Arts Program, is the author of The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep, Fire in the Conservatory and The Reformation of the Subject. She has received the Levinson Prize from Poetry magazine and the Consuelo Ford Award from the Poetry Society of America.

OyamO, associate professor of theatre, has presented his plays at the Yale Rep, Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage and the Philadelphia Theatre Company.

“Writers Harvest: The National Reading” is a literary benefit held every fall by thousands of writers who pick the day to read in bookstores and on college campuses. Donations from the event are distributed statewide to groups fighting poverty and hunger.

For more information on U-M readings, call 764-6296.


Siebers will do memoir reading Oct. 26

Tobin Siebers, interim chair and professor of English, will do a memoir reading about growing up with polio at 5 p.m. Oct. 26 in Rackham Amphitheater. Sieber’s memoir reading was published recently in a special issue of Michigan Quarterly Review.

Siebers will soon add Among Men (University of Nebraska Press) a collection of writings about the intimate life of men, to his published work. Alternately comic and sincere, Among Men, surveys the extreme behaviors that define masculinity today.


Free hearing screening Oct. 16

The Turner Geriatric Clinic and the Division of Audiology, Department of Otolaryngology, are providing free hearing screenings by U-M audiologists for people more than 50 years of age 12:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Turner Clinic. The test is not for people previously diagnosed with hearing loss. Registration is limited to 18 people. For more information or to register, call 764-2556.


Turner’s ‘Caring for Aging Relatives’ series begins Nov. 3

The Geriatrics Center’s Turner Clinic is hosting “Caring for Aging Relatives,” a six-week series 6-8 p.m. Nov. 3 to Dec. 8 in the Conference Room, Turner Clinic. Caregiver’s roles, physical aspects of aging, Medicare and Medicaid, legal issues, and depression and dementia are some of the topics to be covered. The registration deadline is Oct. 30. The fee is $30 per person, $50 per couple; M-care members $15 and $25. To register or for more information, contact April or Nisha, 764-2556.


‘Scholarship Savvy’ is Oct. 26

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) is presenting “Scholarship Savvy,” a workshop teaching tips on receiving scholarships, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the CEW Conference Room, 330 E. Liberty. “Scholarship Savvy” teaches steps and strategies to prepare scholarship applications, shows how to research opportunities on and off-campus, and identifies sources of available scholarships. Space is limited. To register for this $5 workshop or for more information, contact CEW, 998-7210.


Financial Survival Workshop is Oct. 24

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) is presenting a Financial Survival Workshop 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 24 at the CEW Conference Room, 330 E. Liberty. The workshop will address questions such as “Where does all the money go?” “What is the REAL cost of credit?” and “What are the six factors lenders consider?” Kathryn Greiner, a certified credit counselor from the U-M Credit Union specializing in working with people to improve their budgeting skills, will lead the workshop. To register for this $5 workshop or for more information, call 998-7080.


Scholar explores songs of Ghana today

Felicia Sandler, student in music composition and theory and Center for the Education of Women (CEW) scholar, will discuss “Songs and Rhythms of the Ga, Ewe and Fanti People of Ghana West Africa” today (Oct. 14) at noon-1:30 p.m., CEW Conference Room. Sandler’s free, public discussion, presented by CEW, will explore the components and structures of Ghana’s traditional songs.


Panelists welcome Gender and History

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Center for European Studies and the Department of History are sponsoring a free, public panel, “Gender & History: Perspectives on the Past, Visions of the Future,” at noon-2 p.m. Oct. 16 in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg. Panelists welcoming the journal Gender and History to its new national home at the University are Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, professor of history and of women’s studies; Kathleen Canning, panel chair, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and associate professor of history and of women’s studies; Karin Hausen, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Women and Gender, Technical University of Berlin; Mrinalini Sinha, Southern Illinois University; and Nancy Rose Hunt, assistant professor of history. For more information, call 764-9537.


Bartell Memorial Lecture is Oct. 15

F. Sherwood Rowland, president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Bren Chair, University of California, Irvine, will be the speaker at the free, public F.E. Bartell Memorial Lecture at 2:20 p.m. Oct. 15 in Room 1640, Chemistry Bldg. Rowland, presented by the Department of Chemistry and Alpha Chi Sigma, has won the Peter Debye Award in Chemistry from the American Chemical Society and the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in atmospheric chemistry and chemical kinetics.


‘Feminists at Work’ conference is Oct. 17

“Feminists at Work: Multicultural Feminist Influences on Practice,” a conference highlighting the theory and practice of feminist scholarship, will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 with a keynote address by Kay Hagan, feminist scholar and author, in Room 4448, East Hall. The conference will continue 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 17 with panels and presentations by graduate students from a variety of disciplines.

“Feminists at Work” is sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Program in Feminist Practice, the Women’s Studies Program, the Graduate School and the Office of Academic and Multicultural Affairs. For more information, call 332-1866.


‘New Ways to Feel Good’ group to meet

“New Ways to Feel Good,” a therapy group for adults age 60 years and older who are experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety or low self-esteem, will be offered by the Turner Geriatric Clinic. The group meets for 10 consecutive weeks and emphasizes techniques used in cognitive therapy. Members will learn to identify and question the self-defeating thoughts that can affect the way they feel. Interested individuals will be interviewed by group leaders starting immediately. For more information, call Janet Fogler or Sally Edwards, 764-2556.


IM Cross Country Run is Oct. 17

The Intramural (IM) Sports Program will conduct a 5K (3.1 miles) run at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at Mitchell Field. Teams must pay a $25 fee and sign up by 4:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the IM Sports Building. Individuals must pay a $5 fee and may sign up before 8 a.m. Oct. 17 at Mitchell Field. For more information, call 763-3562.


Cook speaks on Eleanor Roosevelt Oct. 29

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) is sponsoring “Censorship, Silence and Secrecy in the Life and Legacy of Eleanor Roosevelt,” a lecture by Blanche Wiesen Cook, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 29 in Room 4448, East Hall. Cook is a professor of history at the City University of New York and author of an award-winning biography of Eleanor Roosevelt. The lecture is part of the Gender-Based Censorship Project examining how censoring operates throughout society and culture. For more information, contact IRWG, 764-9537.


Sign up now for Go Blue Brunch

The Go Blue Brunch is 9:30 a.m. Oct. 24 in Oosterbaan Field House. Greetings from President Lee C. Bollinger and the presentation of the Spirit of Michigan Award will kick off the program. Michigan cheerleaders and alumni cheerleaders, as well as the Michigan Marching Band will make appearances. The master of ceremonies is Carole Simpson, ABC News senior correspondent and anchor of “World News Tonight Sunday.” The deadline to reserve a space is Oct. 16 and ticket prices are $15 per person. (Students $8, children under 10, $10.) For more information, contact the Alumni Association, 763-9750.


ISR invites funding proposal inquiries

The Institute for Social Research (ISR) Office of the Director and Council on ISR Initiatives invites letters of inquiry for a proposal for the developmental phase of an innovative project by faculty and research scientists. ISR is looking to facilitate collaboration between the social and behavioral sciences and other fields, such as the humanities, industrial engineering, information science and environmental science. A few letters will be asked to submit a proposal. Proposal funding is for up to two years and $50,000. For more information, look on the Web at


Ford’s security memos, impeachment remarks on the Web

The Gerald R. Ford Library on North Campus has added significant new research material to its Web site at All declassifed National Security Study Memorandums (NSSM) and National Security Decision Memorandums (NSDM) from the Ford administration are posted. An NSSM initiated a formal study of a national security concern, for example, NSSM 241 “U.S. Policy Toward Southern Africa.” An NSDM, by contrast, articulated basic policy tenets, for example, NSDM 314 “Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security.”

The lengthy studies associated with these policy documents, however, are not part of this Web publication, and often not yet declassified. Detailed minutes of Ford cabinet meetings are posted, covering a wide range of domestic and foreign policy matters and some political concerns. Where no minutes are known to exist, the best alternative documentation is posted.

House Minority Leader Ford’s oft-cited 1970 remarks on impeachment have been posted in their full context. This speech reviewed the Constitutional history of impeachment and distinguished between standards as they might apply to federal judges and elected officials. In calling for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, the speech also raised the issue of propriety and personal conduct in relation to impeachment.

Ford Library archives staff Bill McNitt, Donna Lehman, and Leesa Tobin researched and completed the projects.

The Ford Library is open 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Mon.-Fri. For information, call 741-2218 or send e-mail to

Pace newsletter helps keep community up-to-date on heart disease

The Heart Care Program is publishing Pace, a community newsletter to keep physicians, patients and the Ann Arbor and Detroit area communities up-to-date on discoveries and trends in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Along with discoveries and trends, the newsletter has heart-smart recipes and profiles of health professionals and patients. For more information, call Karen Spirl, 647-7323.


HHMI awards $1.2 million for science education

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has awarded the University a four-year grant of $1.2 million for undergraduate science education. The U-M is one of 58 research and doctoral universities to receive a grant from the total of $91.1 million awarded this year in a grants program that is entering its second decade.

The program was designed to expand research opportunities and improve teaching for undergraduates in biology and related disciplines, according to Purnell W. Choppin, HHMI president. “Large numbers of students are getting involved in original research projects such as exploring genetic databases on the internet and examining how the brain functions,” Choppin said. “They’re experiencing for themselves why these science disciplines are so exciting and important.”

The U-M grant will be shared by the departments of chemistry, biology and psychology, and the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, according to Robert Owen, LS&A associate dean for undergraduate education.


‘Work Works’ opens at Slusser Oct. 20

“You know, what looks good can change, but what works, works,” said Ray Eames. “Work Works,” an exhibition opening Oct. 20 at the Slusser Gallery, looks at the Charles and Ray Eames design legacy and seeks to highlight these young designers’ range of invention. The Eameses are known for their influence on furniture design and research on practical methods for molding plywood. The exhibition, prepared by the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, in collaboration with Herman Miller Inc. and the School of Art and Design, includes drawings, photographs, prototypes and furniture designed by Charles and Ray Eames.


Workshops on dealing with parents, children are Oct. 21 and Oct. 27

“Does Your Child Have Learning Problems?” will be presented at noon-1 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Kalamazoo Room, Michigan League. The workshop, led by Pam Ludolph, lecturer and clinical instructor in psychology, will help parents evaluate what they should and should not worry about in how their children learn.

“Talking with Your Parents about Difficult Issues” is noon-1 p.m. Oct. 27 in Conference Room 4, Michigan League. Katherine P. Supiano of the Turner Geriatric Clinic will discuss methods of raising sensitive topics, like health and financial issues, with parents and show how to create realistic long-term plans.

Both workshops are presented by the Family Care Resources Program, Consultation and Conciliation and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 936-8677.


MEL offers access to more than 20,000 Internet sites

The Michigan Electronic Library (MEL), a service of the U-M-Library funded by the Library of Michigan, offers access to more than 20,000 Internet sites in a variety of subject categories such as business, economics and labor, children and young adults, health information resources, recreation and leisure, and social issues and social services. Access to every Internet-accessible library catalog in Michigan also is provided, all at

“MEL gives Michiganians a chance to see and use what’s right about the Internet and the World Wide Web,” according to George Need-ham, Michigan’s State Librarian. Susanna L. Davidsen, the originator of MEL and recipient of the Michigan Library Association’s Walter F. Kaiser Award, has been named director of MEL. For more information, call 936-2364, or send e-mail to


Early English prose fiction database available on Web

The University Libraries’ Humanities Text Initiative has announced that Chadwyck-Healey’s Early English Prose Fiction database is now available on the Web at The database contains the entire text of 211 works of English prose by writers from the British Isles for the period 1500-1700, including early editions of John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress, and Sir Philip Sidney’s Arcadia. For more information, contact the Humanities Text Initiative through e-mail,


MIRLYN available 24 hours

MIRLYN is now available to Library users 24 hours on weekdays and 20 hours on Saturday and on Sunday. MIRLYN is not available 4-8 a.m. Saturdays and 6-10 a.m. Sundays. Advance notice will be given if MIRLYN is unavailable at other times.

MIRLYN has over 31.5 million citations, containing 40 different indexes and 19 online catalogs from other major libraries.


Garreau to speak Oct. 29 at U-M-Dearborn

Joel Garreau, author of the best-seller Edge City, will give a free, public lecture at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in Lecture Room B, School of Management, U-M-Dearborn.

Edge City: Life on the Frontier describes the development of new urban cores outside the old downtowns, “the places where most of our new wealth is being created,” according to Garreau.

Garreau is a reporter for the Washington Post and a senior fellow at the Institute of Public Policy at George Mason University. His book, The Nine Nations of North America, also was a best-seller and a Book-of-the-Month Club selection.

Garreau’s lecture is part of the Text in Community series, launched in 1995 to engage the U-M-Dearborn community in discussions with authors whose work focuses on current or emerging issues. For more information, call (313) 593-5030.


Worker’s Compensation and Employee Rehabilitation offices have moved

The Worker’s Compensation Office has moved to the Administrative Services Building, 1009 Greene St., 1432. The new phone number is 615-0643. The Employee Rehabilitation Office has moved to Argus II, 400 S. Fourth St., campus zip 4816. The new phone number is 764-2200.


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