The University Record, October 28, 1998
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 1011:30 a.m. Nov. 3, 10 and 17. The cost is $40.
Heirloom Plants, by Janna Field, master gardener and market grower, is 79 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.
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 Rimoins 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Maggie VanOvermeer, 764-1549.
The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) has scholarship applications for returning women during the 19992000 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.
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: 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 Susan Greenhalgh, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine, will deliver National Narratives and Population Projects in the Peoples Republic of China at 34:30 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, ABCs 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 Healths Interdepartmental Concentration in Reproductive and Womens Health also is a sponsor. For information, call 647-9347 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
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 Departments 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 childrens 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.
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-Dearborns School of Management Bldg.
Catletts 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 Catletts art both compositionally striking and demonstrative of larger social concerns.
Helena Cronins talk, Darwin Among the Feminists: Sex Differences in Evolutionary Perspective, at 45:30 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.
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 Israels 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.
Savirs visit is sponsored by the Hillel Foundation. For more information or tickets, $10 (free for U-M students), call 769-0500.
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 Goghs Portrait of a Man in a Top Hat (1882), Castigliones A Satyr Family Among Animals, and Bascoms 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 the Health Night Out Topic 79 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.
The U-M-Dearborn Fair Lane Music Guilds 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 EstateFairlane. For information about season tickets, $45 per person, $40 for senior citizens, $25 for students, call (313) 593-5330.
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, 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.
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 3:455 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.
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 Koreas premiere stylist with extraordinary imagination and innovative ability.
For more information, contact the Korean Studies Program, 764-1825.
Daylight Savings Time ended Oct. 25, which means you will need to reset your computers 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 computers clock are provided online by the Information Technology Division at www.itd.umich.edu/news/.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mary Weed, 647-5275 or email@example.com.
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.
Although Apple Computer Inc. has released its latest version of the Macintosh operating system, Mac OS 8.5, the Universitys distribution of software is on hold until a review of its Mac OS is completed by Apple. The Universitys 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 ITDs Web page, www.itd.umich.edu/.
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 gamesincluding daily highlights, athlete and team profiles, audio interviews and digital photoson its Web site, www.transweb.org. TransWeb is a non-profit, educational Web site operated by the Health System.
The Women in Engineering Office Distinguished Alumnae Speaker Series kicks off with Stephanie Takai, senior director of electronic commerce, Reynolds & Reynolds in Dayton, Ohio. Takais 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 Takais leadership, CarPoint Alliance, the Internet auto buying service, www.carpoint.com, has logged more than 2.5 million visits each month.
For the second year, U-M-Flint has been named to the Hispanic Outlook Publishers 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 lists 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.
The Mathematics Department at U-M-Flint will host a free, public Family Math Night, 6:308:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Michigan Rooms, Harding Mott University Center. Family Math Night is an opportunity for children grades 47 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.