The University Record, September 16, 1998


Update your address

The Benefits Office asks that you contact HRRIS (formerly Staff Records), 764-9250, if your home or office address has changed recently. All mailings from the Benefits Office use office or home addresses from the HRRIS database. Benefits Office staff are not able to update addresses on this database.

Exhibit Museum's Teacher Information Fair is Sept. 23

The Exhibit Museum will host a Teacher Information Fair for elementary and high school teachers, principals, scout leaders and other interested individuals 3-7 p.m. Sept. 23. Representatives from more than 20 area educational organizations will be distributing information about services and opportunities for teaching and learning. Participants include the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, the U-M Women in Science and Engineering Program, Michigan Humanities Council, Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN) and The Ecology Center. The free fair is open on a walk-in basis and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 764-0478.

Language Learning Jubilee Symposium is Sept. 18-19

In celebration of 50 years of publication, Language Learning, a journal of research in language studies, will hold the Language Learning Symposium Sept. 18-19 in the Michigan League. This program, held in conjunction with the Department of Linguistics and the English Language Institute, is for interested faculty and students in the language sciences and related disciplines. For more information, send e-mail to or call Joan Morley, Language Learning Jubilee Coordinator, 763-9216, and leave an e-mail address.

Fall sports opportunities offered through IM Sports Program

The Department of Recreational Sports Intramural (IM) Sports Program is offering the following fall sports. For more information, call 763-3562.

Ice hockey team entries will be accepted 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Intramural Sports Building (IMSB). There will be a $395 charge per team and a mandatory manager's meeting 6 p.m. Sept. 23 in Cliff Keen Arena. Games begin Sept. 24 and will be played 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Sun.-Thurs. at Yost Ice Arena.

The Home Run Derby is Sept. 18 during the Slow Pitch Softball Tournament at Mitchell Fields. Individuals may register 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. for $5 at the IMSB main office prior to the event, or at Mitchell Fields 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the day of the Derby.

The Roller Hockey Tournament is 10 a.m. Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 at Elbel Field Asphalt Pad. A $40 team entry fee is due by 4:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the IMSB.

The Ultimate Frisbee Tournament is at 10 a.m. Sept. 27 at Mitchell Fields. A $30 team entry fee is due by 4:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the IMSB.

Cancer Center will offer free prostate cancer screenings Sept. 24

The Cancer Center is offering free prostate cancer screenings the evening of Sept. 24. All African American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer, 40 years of age and older, and all men, 50 years of age and older, are eligible. Exams take less than 10 minutes and include a PSA blood test. To schedule an exam, call the Cancer AnswerLine, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., (800) 865-1125.

Burns to discuss 'Healing Arts of Women' Sept. 23

The Michigan Initiative for Women's Health is presenting a lecture by Catherine Burns, professor of history at the University of Natal in South Africa, titled "The Healing Arts of Women: The Conversation between Western and Indigenous Medicine in South Africa." The free, public talk, at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 in Room 1324, East Hall, will focus on the life and medical knowledge of women healers and midwives in the early 20th century and the intersection of their worlds with that of women physicians and nurses. For more information, call 764-9537.

Family Housing offers English classes

Registration for fall English classes for the families of international students, faculty and staff offered by the Family Housing Language Program is under way. Native-English-speaking volunteers are needed as conversation and classroom partners. For more information, call the Family Housing Community Services Office, 763-1440.

Find a job in academe

Career Planning and Placement (CP & P) and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies are sponsoring an Academic Job Search Symposium Sept. 25 on the fourth floor of the Rackham Bldg. The symposium is designed to provide graduate students with access to information and support for the transition to professional lives. To register or for more information, contact CP & P, 764-7460, or On-site registration also is available.

Shape your future

"Organizational Learning: Shaping the Future We Desire" will be held 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Human Resources and Development, 2030 Administrative Services Bldg.

Sponsored by the Staff Development Network, the third annual symposium will feature Joanna DeCamp, project director for the Center of Organizational Learning, Washtenaw Community College, who has implemented programs at Ford Motor Co., Visteon, the Michigan Department of Education, and other organizations and businesses.

Members of the Staff Development Network (SDN) have been meeting regularly since 1994 to provide staff development professionals across the University with an opportunity to collaborate enhance their professional skills and knowledge.

Registration is $10 (includes light lunch and materials) and is due Sept. 20. To register, contact Lynn Carruthers, 764-3185 or send e-mail to and provide a University account number.

Office of Student Conflict Resolution and Code of Conduct under review

The University is conducting a review of the Office of Student Conflict Resolution and the implementation of the Code of Student Conduct. A committee formed to review the effectiveness of the Code and the administering office will be meeting with key academic and administrative units within and outside the University.

Comments relevant to the review may be sent to committee chair Simone Himbearult Taylor,, or fax, 763-9268 by Sept. 30. Committee members include: Sarah Chopp, vice president, Michigan Student Assembly (MSA); Paul Edwards, Office of the Vice President and General Counsel; Bram Elias, MSA; Barbara MacAdam, University Library; Philip Margolis, Civil Liberties Board; Olga Savic, Student Rights Commission, MSA; David Schoem, assistant vice president for academic and student affairs; and Derrick Scott, College of Engineering.

Visiting Writers Series begins Sept. 21

Li-Young Lee, author of The Rose and The City in Which I Love You, will give a poetry reading at 5 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Rackham Amphitheater as part of the Visiting Writers Series sponsored by the Department of English and the Office of the Provost. Lee has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and a Writer's Award from the Mrs. Giles Writing Foundation. The Rose, published by BOA Editions, received the Delmore Schwartz Award, and The City in Which I Love You was the 1990 Lamont selection from the Academy of American poets.

Al Young, the second author in the Writers Series, will read at 5 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Rackham Amphitheater. Young has written articles for Rolling Stone Magazine, The New York Times and The Washington Post, and his poems and stories have appeared in Essence, Paris Review and New Directions. For more information, call 764-6296.

Women's Studies celebrates 25th birthday with lecture by Gayle Rubin

The Women's Studies Program will celebrate its 25th birthday at 4 p.m. Sept. 17 in the East Conference Room, Rackham Building with "Women's Studies at the U of M: The Early Days," a lecture by anthropologist Gayle Rubin. Rubin, one of the original founders of the Women's Studies Program, was the first graduate of the Program.

Rubin is the author of several landmark articles, including "The Traffic in Women" and "Thinking Sex." Her current work focuses on gay leathermen in San Francisco and on urban redevelopment. She has a collection of essays forthcoming from the University of California Press, Deviations: Essays in Sex, Gender, and Politics.

Part of Rubin's talk will be based on the interview with her in the latest issue of Michigan Feminist Studies, "Unequal Exchange: Gender and the Economics of Power." The interview is titled "Revisioning Ann Arbor's Radical Past."

Biomedical mentors needed for 1999

The Office of Student Biomedical Research Programs is recruiting research mentors for summer 1999. More than 75 medical and undergraduate students did funded research with medical faculty through this program during the past summer. All Medical School faculty will receive mentor application forms, due by Oct. 16. For more information, contact Rachel Glick, acting director, or Sue Duncan, program coordinator, Office of Student Biomedical Research,,, or 763-1296.

Japanese Studies offers lecture series

The Center for Japanese Studies is offering a lecture series noon-1 p.m. Thursdays in Conference Room 1636, International Institute. The first presentation, Sept. 17, will be "Time's Arrow: Counter-Histories and Contemporary Japanese Theater" by Miryam Sas, professor of comparative literature, University of California, Berkeley. "Realization of the Rhythm Structure in Noh Music" by Takanori Fujita, professor of ethnomusicology, Osaka International University for Women, is the Sept. 24 lecture. For more information, contact the Center for Japanese Studies, 764-6307 or

Sign up for 'Alternative Weekends'

Project SERVE is seeking faculty, staff and students to participate in "Alternative Weekend" activities. Volunteers travel to the Detroit, Chicago and surrounding areas for intensive community service activities in such areas as health and AIDS, disabled individuals, senior citizens, the environment, hunger, homelessness and poverty. For information or to volunteer, contact Jennifer R. Fahner,, or 996-9171 by Sept. 18.

Brighton Health Center to hold newborn care class Sept. 22

Learn the basics of caring for your baby in a free educational program sponsored by the U-M Brighton Health Center 4-6:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Lynn Gessner will explain normal infant behavior and when to call the doctor, and will answer questions. The program is ideal for expectant parents, parents, grandparents or anyone who will be caring for a newborn.

The U-M Brighton Health Center is located at 8685 W. Grand River. To register or for more information, call (810) 227-9510.

'Hopes and Aspirations' opens Sept. 19

"Hopes and Aspirations: Decorative Paintings of Korea," at the Museum of Art Sept. 19-Nov. 15, showcases 10 old scrolls and six large screens, whose vivid color, nature motifs and whimsical abstractions expand understanding of Korean art and culture. To introduce the exhibition, Kumja Paik Kim, curator of Korean Art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, will give a free lecture, "Symbolism in Korean Paintings in Vibrant Colors," at 4 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Museum of Art Apse. "Hopes and Aspirations" is on display in the Apse and Lobby Galleries and was organized by the Asian Art Museum. For more information, call 764-0395.

Fauri Memorial Lecture is Sept. 24

Joanne Csete, senior adviser in the Program Division, Nutrition Section, at UNICEF headquarters in New York, will present the Fauri Memorial Lecture on Child Welfare at 4 p.m. Sept. 24 in Rackham Auditorium. Csete's lecture, "Challenges to Children's Well-Being in a Globalizing World: A UNICEF Perspective," will be followed by a reception.

Csete has worked with UNICEF staff on program implementation and evaluation in 35 countries, including establishing emergency activities in such countries as Rwanda, Burundi, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea. She worked on health and nutrition programs for eight years in Central Africa.

The Fauri Lecture is named in memory of Fedele Fauri, former U-M vice president and dean of social work, and his wife, Iris. For more information, call Kitty Foyle, School of Social Work, 647-4281.

Aikido offered through Rec Sports

A new term of Aikido classes through the Department of Recreational Sports is underway. Aikido offers a path for personal growth and improvement that evolved from the training of the ancient Samurai warrior. Although it does not involve sparring or competition, Aikido is based in the fighting techniques of the Samurai.

Students will be taught basic techniques, including throws and pins, and how to fall safely. Loose workout clothing is recommended. Those interested are invited to attend classes, which meet 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the Wrestling Room, Intramural Bldg. For more information, call Karen Clark, 668-0464.

Register by Sept. 25 for Vision Research Conference

The Fourth Annual Great Lakes Vision Research Conference will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Kellogg Eye Center. The keynote address at 10 a.m. will be delivered by Roderick McInnes, professor of pediatrics and molecular medical genetics, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, on "Molecular Insights into Mammalian Retinal Development and Degeneration." The registration deadline for the conference is Sept. 25. To register or for more information, contact Deb Eadie, 763-6903, or

U-M Dearborn offers computer engineering degree

U-M-Dearborn's College of Engineering and Computer Science has developed a bachelor's degree program in computer engineering in response to "requests from students, practicing engineers and industrial representatives," according to Malayappan Shridhar, chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. "This program emphasizes engineering applications of computers and digital systems and will enable students to acquire a broad knowledge in both software and hardware areas of computer systems." The new bachelor's degree program begins this fall. For more information, call (313) 593-5510, send e-mail to, or visit the Web at

Painting lessons for children offered

"An experience of colors," painting lessons for children, are being offered by Daryl Honor, art teacher and faculty chair of the Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor, in conjunction with the exhibition: "Rudolf Steiner's Blackboard Drawings, Knowledge of Higher Worlds," at the Slusser Gallery. The lessons are in Room 2043 of the Art and Architecture Bldg., 9-10:30 a.m. for children ages 5-7 years and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for children ages 8-10 years. The cost per lesson is $10 and pre-registration is required. For more information, call Daryl Honor, 449-2963

Kelsey announces Bursley Outreach Fund

The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology has established an outreach fund in memory of Vivette Bursley, long-time member of the Kelsey Museum associates and a participant in the first Kelsey docent class. The endowment will be used to support various outreach and docent programs at the Museum. Donations to the fund may be sent to the Kelsey Museum, 434 State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. For more information, call 764-9304.

Japanese School of Detroit seeks fellows

The Japanese School of Detroit, Detroit Ringo Kai, Outreach Program is looking for fellows for its Japanese Saturday School. Only U-M graduate students with native-level Japanese language ability will be considered for the program. Experience teaching in any setting and/or experience with the educational system in Japan is desired. A meeting with the principal of the school will be held in October. Fellowships will be determined at a later date. For more information or to register, contact Lori L. Coleman, Center for Japanese Studies, Suite 3603, 1080 S. University 1290, or send e-mail to

New Web site for telephone, video and data network information

The Information Technology Communication Services (ITCom) unit of the Information Technology Division has a new Web site at The goal of this site is to provide a place where U-M faculty, staff and students can easily find useful and easily understood information to help with telephone, data network and video solutions. "We have made the site as user-friendly as we could," says Bruce Spiher, ITCom Web team leader. "We plan to keep making it better and we hope users of the site will let us know if they were able to easily find what they were looking for."


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