The University Record, October 28, 1998

Briefings

 

Gardens offers classes in November

The Matthaei Botanical Gardens will offer three adult education classes in November: “The Real Matthaei,” “Heirloom Plants” and “In-Between Seasons.” To register, call 998-7061. Gardens’ members will receive 10 percent off any class.

“The Real Matthaei,” by David Michener, curator, is 10–11:30 a.m. Nov. 3, 10 and 17. The cost is $40.

“Heirloom Plants,” by Janna Field, master gardener and market grower, is 7–9 p.m. Nov. 4 and 11. The cost is $40.

“In-Between Seasons,” by Ellen Elliott Weatherbee, adult education coordinator, is 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Nov. 7 and 14. The cost is $55.

 

Rimoin to speak Nov. 12

David L. Rimoin, the Steven Spielberg Chair of Pediatrics, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, will present “Phenotypic-Genotypic Correlations in the Skeletal Dysplasias” at 2 p.m. Nov. 12 in Room 3330, Medical Science I.

The lecture, part of the Distinguished Faculty/Graduate Student Seminar Series, will discuss the clinical-molecular correlations in skeletal dysplasias, and present a new molecular-pathogenetic classification.

Rimoin is a renowned geneticist, International Dysplasia Registry member and editor of Emery and Rimoin’s Principles and Practices of Medicine, one of the foremost textbooks in medical genetics.

The series is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Rackham Graduate School. For more information, contact Kara Helin, khelin@umich.edu, or Maggie VanOvermeer, 764-1549.

 

CEW scholarships available for returning women

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) has scholarship applications for returning women during the 1999–2000 academic year. The scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate, graduate and professional school students who have had an interruption in their education for at least 48 consecutive months or a total of 60 months excluding interruptions of less than 12 months. Applicants should be pursuing a clear educational goal at the University. Women in non-traditional fields for women, such as mathematics, engineering and the physical sciences, are especially encouraged to apply.

CEW scholars will receive awards of $1,000–$4,500. One $11,000 scholarship for undergraduate study and one $10,000 scholarship for engineering or the physical sciences will be awarded. Approximately 30 applicants are chosen each year on the basis of motivation, promise of impact on a chosen field, academic record and potential, creative scholarly contributions, and financial need.

Applications are available at CEW, 330 E. Liberty, or on the Web at www.umich.edu/~cew, and must be submitted by Jan. 15. For more information, call 998-7699.

 

‘Success in China’ briefing is Nov. 5

The Center for Corporate and Professional Development, U-M-Dearborn, is holding “Positioning Yourself for Success in China” Nov. 5 at the Dearborn Inn. “Success in China,” a one-day briefing for those with business interests in China, features three experienced speakers.

Kenneth DeWoskin, professor of international business and of Asian languages and cultures; John Gu, training specialist; and Daniel Rubenstein, adjunct professor of international and comparative politics at U-M-Dearborn and Eastern Michigan University, will each present a lecture and participate in an interactive panel discussion.

To register or for more information, contact Sandy Mull, (313) 593-8389.

 

‘Let There Be Sight’ is Nov. 2

“Let There Be Sight: The Ontogeny of the Visual System,” by Stephen Easter, professor of biology, will be presented at 12:10 p.m. Nov. 2 at Rackham Amphitheater. In the lecture, honoring his appointment to the Mathew Alpern Collegiate Professorship in Biology and the Margaret and Herman Sokol Faculty Award, Easter will focus on recent research examining modulation of cellular proliferation in early retinal development. The Graduate School and LS&A are sponsors. A reception follows in the Assembly Hall.

 

Sinologist Greenhalgh to speak Nov. 9

Sinologist Susan Greenhalgh, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine, will deliver “National Narratives and Population Projects in the People’s Republic of China” at 3–4:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in Auditorium 1, School of Public Health.

Greenhalgh has written extensively on population and family planning programs and worked with the Population Council. She is the author of Under the Medical Gaze: A Chronicle of Doctor-Induced Illness. As an expert on Chinese birth planning policy, Greenhalgh also has been interviewed by the Chicago Tribune, ABC’s “World News with Peter Jennings” and “Nightline with Ted Koppel.”

Her lecture is part of the John Snow Inc. Lecture Series, sponsored by John Snow Inc. to honor Jason L. Finkle and Yuzuru J. Takeshita for their work in international population. The School of Public Health’s Interdepartmental Concentration in Reproductive and Women’s Health also is a sponsor. For information, call 647-9347 or send e-mail to cweisman@umich.edu.

 

Author Thylias Moss to speak Nov. 5

Thylias Moss, associate professor of English, will give a memoir and poetry reading at 5 p.m. Nov. 5 at Rackham Amphitheater as part of the English Department’s Visiting Writers Series.

Moss, a MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellow, has published six volumes of poetry, including Last Chance for the Tarzan Holler and Small Congregations, as well as a children’s book and a memoir, Tale of a Sky-blue Dress. Ursula Hegi calls Moss’ Tale of a Sky-blue Dress “a courageous and lyrical memoir that examines the ethics of silence, the impact of silence.”

For more information on the Visiting Writers Series, call 764-6296.

 

Elizabeth Catlett at Dearborn Nov. 3

Sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett, a leading 20th-century African American artist, will discuss her work in a free, public lecture at 5 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Elliott Lecture Hall at U-M-Dearborn’s School of Management Bldg.

Catlett’s work has been dominated by several themes, including the persistence of injustice, the strengths of Black women and the relationship between mothers and children. She uses bronze, terra cotta, marble, stone and wood in her sculptures, and has made lithograph, serigraph and linoleum prints. A review in the September 1998 issue of Art in America calls Catlett’s art “both compositionally striking and demonstrative of larger social concerns.”

 

Helena Cronin to speak on ‘Darwin Among the Feminists’ Nov. 3

Helena Cronin’s talk, “Darwin Among the Feminists: Sex Differences in Evolutionary Perspective,” at 4–5:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in Room 6050, Institute for Social Research, will discuss sex differences as both a deeply Darwinian issue and a feminist issue. The talk is being presented by the Evolution of Human Adaptation Program. For more information, call 764-8360.

 

Ambassador Savir to speak Nov. 9

Israeli Ambassador Uri Savir will speak on “Peace at the Crossroads: Down Which Road Will We Turn?” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Rackham Amphitheater.

Savir served as Israel’s chief negotiator in the peace process leading to the Oslo Accords and became the first Israeli official to meet with senior PLO officials. On Nov. 9, he will give the inside story of the secret talks with the PLO in Oslo.

Savir’s visit is sponsored by the Hillel Foundation. For more information or tickets, $10 (free for U-M students), call 769-0500.

 

‘Drawings from the Worcester’ opens Nov. 7 at Museum of Art

“Master Drawings from the Worcester Art Museum” opens Nov. 7 in the West Gallery at the Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the bond between the artist and the act of drawing with works from many diverse artists, including Rubens, Tiepolo, Boucher, David, Homer, Van Gogh, Sargent and Bellows. Of note among the wide range of styles are Van Gogh’s “Portrait of a Man in a Top Hat (1882),” Castiglione’s “A Satyr Family Among Animals,” and Bascom’s “Potrait of Mary” (1837).

“Drawings from the Worcester” was organized by the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Mass., and made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and locally from the Bank of Ann Arbor.

 

‘Finding Time for Fitness’ is Nov. 4

“Finding Time for Fitness” is the Health Night Out Topic 7–9 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Dining Room, Chelsea Community Hospital. Leading the presentation are Steven Yarows, medical director, Chelsea Internal Medicine, and fellow, Division of Hypertension, U-M Health System and Lynn Glazewski, registered dietitian, Nutrition Counseling Center. The presentation will show participants how to monitor their own blood pressure and why weight loss, sodium reduction and other lifestyle changes can help control blood pressure. For more information on this free program, call TeleCare, 763-9000, cat. 1075.

 

Music Guild announces 29th season

The U-M-Dearborn Fair Lane Music Guild’s new season opens at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Henry Ford Estate with “Five Guys Named Moe.”

"Five Guys" is an accomplished quintet with a repertoire ranging from old vocal standards to jazz instruments, Western swing and free-wheeling be-bop.

On Dec. 9, the Music Guild will feature Glenda Kirkland in its Christmas concert, sponsored by Park Place Catering of Dearborn. Kirkland has appeared with opera companies, oratorio societies, symphonies and recital series throughout the Great Lakes Region.

On March 7, Ensemble Galilei will perform its unique Celtic sound. The six-woman ensemble moves from Baroque interpretations of 18th-century Irish airs, to reels and jigs, Welsh melodies and Breton dance tunes. The evening is sponsored by the Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn.

On April 18 the season concludes with the Jerusalem Trio. The trio was honored at the 1995 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and has performed in Israel, Europe, Australia, South America and the United States. The Ford Motor Land Development Corp. and the Hyatt Regency, Dearborn, sponsor the performance.

All Fair Lane Music Guild concerts are held at the Henry Ford Estate—Fairlane. For information about season tickets, $45 per person, $40 for senior citizens, $25 for students, call (313) 593-5330.

 

Lectures on Germany yesterday, today and tomorrow are Nov. 3, Nov. 9

The International Center and the Center for European Studies are hosting two free, public lectures on life in Germany in the past, present and future. Manfred Lahnstein will speak on “Germany After Kohl: The European Union and the Euro After the Elections of September 27” at 4 p.m. Nov. 3. Ronald Golz will speak on “Contemporary Jewish Life in Berlin” at 4 p.m. Nov. 9. Both lectures will be held in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg.

Lahnstein has served as trade union secretary in Dusseldorf and Brussels, and in the federal government in Bonn in positions ranging from assistant secretary in the ministry of finance to the federal minister of finance. He has been a member of the Federal Parliament, a professor for cultural management at the Hamburg Academy for Music and Theater and a member of various supervisory boards.

Golz describes himself as, “British in my basic personality structure; German in my intellect; Jewish in a cultural and emotional context; and European out of conviction for a future United States of Europe.”

 

Kids Kare at Home is accepting registrations online

Kids Kare at Home, a childcare program for sick children, sends trained caregivers to University employees’ and students’ homes to care for mildly ill children when the employee/student must be at work or in class. Registration for Kids Kare is being accepted online until Oct. 30. The Web address is www.umich.edu/~hraa/familycare. For more information, contact Family Care Resources, 936-8677.

 

Lecture on well-being is Nov. 2

Arthur Stone, State University of New York at Stony Brook, will speak on “Ecological Momentary Assessment: Experience Sampling as a Methodological Approach to the Measurement of Well-being” 3:45–5 p.m. Nov. 2 in Room 6050, Institute for Social Research.

Using research in which participants report on their momentary feelings and the situations influencing them, Stone will provide insight into what determines well-being. “Ecological Momentary Assessment” is presented by the Research Center for Group Dynamics. For more information, call 764-8360.

 

Korean Studies film series begins Nov. 10

The Korean Studies Program is beginning its fall film series, titled “The Films of Lee Myung-Se,” with Bitter and Sweet at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Michigan Theater. The series continues with My Bride, My Love at 7 p.m. and Their Last Love Affair at 9:15 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Michigan Theater. There is a nominal charge for each of these showings. The following week there are two free screenings, Gagman at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at Natural Science Auditorium and First Love at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 in Askwith Auditorium, Lorch Hall.

Myung-Se had a dream of himself as a film director when he was a teenager, a vision he realized in 1988 with Gagman. He has been praised as Korea’s premiere stylist with extraordinary imagination and innovative ability.

For more information, contact the Korean Studies Program, 764-1825.

 

End of DST affects your computer

Daylight Savings Time ended Oct. 25, which means you will need to reset your computer’s clock. This is essential if you access commonly used programs and services requiring Kerberos authentication, such as dial-in access, maX.500, waX.500, Eudora, Mail Drop and Apple Remote Access. Instructions for resetting your computer’s clock are provided online by the Information Technology Division at www.itd.umich.edu/news/.

 

Kinesiology seminars are Oct. 30

The Division of Kinesiology is holding two seminars Oct. 30. Tom George, assistant professor of sports management and communication, will speak on “The Role of Self-Efficacy as a Mediator of Motor Performance” at 1 p.m. in Room 3735, Central Campus Recreation Bldg. (CCRB). For more information, contact Jake Streepey, 763-0013 or jstreepy@umich.edu.

Victor Katch, professsor of movement science, will speak on “Issues in Exercise Physiology” at 2 p.m. in Room 3735, CCRB. For more information, contact Anne Garcia, 647-2430 or awgarcia@umich.edu.

 

Forum focuses on ecology

The Media Union Task Force is holding a forum on “Washtenaw County: Communities and the Environment” beginning at noon Nov. 1 in the Chrysler Center Auditorium. Highlighting the afternoon will be discussion forums addressing local environmental issues. Topics include: “Land Trusts in S.E. Michigan,” “Greenways: What Are They and Where Are They in Washtenaw County,” “The U-M Land Use Policy” and “Washtenaw County Ballot Proposal I: A Debate.” A number of local organizations will have displays about environmental concerns. For more information on this free forum, contact Woody Kellum, 763-3247 or lwk@umich.edu, or Mary Weed, 647-5275 or maryweed@umich.edu.

 

Learn computing on the Web

Free computer-based training is available on the Web. Faculty, staff and students can take virtual workshops on hundreds of topics with a computer running Windows. A range of topics includes Microsoft NT, Netware System Administration, Microsoft Office, networking technologies, desktop publishing, Unix, programming languages and Web authoring.

To begin a virtual workshop or obtain information on classroom workshops, visit the Web at www.itd.umich.edu/education/. Demonstrations of the Web training will take place 1 p.m.–3 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Angell Hall Courtyard and 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Media Union.

 

Distribution of Mac OS 8.5 on hold

Although Apple Computer Inc. has released its latest version of the Macintosh operating system, Mac OS 8.5, the University’s distribution of software is on hold until a review of its Mac OS is completed by Apple. The University’s current license entitles the Information Technology Division (ITD) to continue distributing all versions of Mac OS through 8.1. For updates on Mac OS distribution, see ITD’s Web page, www.itd.umich.edu/.

 

TransWeb site honored by National Kidney Foundation

TransWeb, an Internet site dedicated to organ donation and transplantation, will receive a 1998 Public Service Award from the National Kidney Foundation. The award is presented to individuals or companies who have helped the Foundation increase public awareness about kidney disease, organ donation and related issues.

The Kidney Foundation is recognizing Trans-Web for its “outstanding Internet coverage” of the 1998 U.S. Transplant Games, a five-day contest in which thousands of transplant recipients compete in a variety of sports.

TransWeb provided coverage of the games—including daily highlights, athlete and team profiles, audio interviews and digital photos—on its Web site, www.transweb.org. TransWeb is a non-profit, educational Web site operated by the Health System.

 

Takai leads off speaker series Nov. 8

The Women in Engineering Office Distinguished Alumnae Speaker Series kicks off with Stephanie Takai, senior director of electronic commerce, Reynolds & Reynolds in Dayton, Ohio. Takai’s presentation, “Strategies for Success,” at 3 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Koessler Room, Michigan League, is the closing speech for the Society of Women Engineers Symposium.

Under Takai’s leadership, CarPoint Alliance, the Internet auto buying service, www.carpoint.com, has logged more than 2.5 million visits each month.

 

U-M-Flint again named ‘Hispanic Outlook Publisher’s Pick’

For the second year, U-M-Flint has been named to the “Hispanic Outlook Publisher’s Picks” list for its dedication and service to Hispanic students. The list, published by the Hispanic Outlook magazine, represents 700 colleges and universities that have supported and served the Hispanic community. The list’s goal is to increase enrollment at institutions demonstrating their support for Hispanic students.

Students eligible for the Hispanic Outlook Scholarship Fund will receive scholarship awards by attending the institutions on the list. For scholarship information, call (201) 587-8800.

 

Flint’s Family Math Night is Nov. 17

The Mathematics Department at U-M-Flint will host a free, public Family Math Night, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Michigan Rooms, Harding Mott University Center. Family Math Night is an opportunity for children grades 4–7 and their parents to have fun together with math. Puzzles and games and other activities will be distributed thoughout the rooms. No special knowledge or previous experience is necessary. For more information or to register, contact the Math Department, (810) 762-3244.

 


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