The University Record, September 30, 1998

Briefings

 

Benefits schedules Open Enrollment Education Week presentations

The Benefits Office 1998 Open Enrollment Education Week presentations schedule is:

Oct. 5: 8:30 a.m., Conf. Rm., 226 Plant Bldg. Services; noon, Johnson Room, Lurie Engineering Bldg.; 2:30 p.m., Michigan Room C, U-M-Flint; 3:30 p.m., Oliphant Aud., Kellogg Eye Ctr.

Oct. 6: 9 a.m., Ford Amphitheater, Univ. Hospital; 9 a.m., Rm. 1205 School of Management, U-M-Dearborn; 9:30 a.m., Michigan Room C, U-M-Flint; noon, Johnson Room, Lurie Engineering Bldg.; 2:30 p.m., 2043 Kipke Conf. Ctr.

Oct. 7: 9 a.m., Michigan Room, Michigan League; 12:30 p.m., Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union; 1:30 p.m., Johnson Room, Lurie Engineering Bldg.; 4:30 p.m., Suite 18, Wolverine Tower.

Oct. 8: 9 a.m., Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union; noon, Suite 18, Wolverine Tower; 12:30 p.m., 2029 Kipke Conf. Ctr.; 1 p.m., Rm. 1205, School of Management, U-M-Dearborn; 2:30 p.m., Ford Amphitheater, Univ. Hospital.

Oct. 9: 9:30 a.m, Michigan Room C, U-M-Flint; noon, Henderson Room, Michigan League; 3 p.m., Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union; 3:30 p.m., Oliphant Aud., Kellogg Eye Ctr.

 

LS&A faculty meet Oct. 5

The LS&A faculty meeting is at 4:10 p.m. Oct. 5 in Auditorium B, Angell Hall. The agenda includes: minutes of Sept. 14 meeting, matters arising, resolution on memorials, remarks by Nancy Cantor, provost and executive vice president of academic affairs, old business and new business.

 

Dearborn offers business courses

The U-M-Dearborn School of Management will begin a 10-week management development program Oct. 7 focusing on today's most essential business concepts and practices. The program, designed for those who want to broaden their skills and bring them up-to-date with current management practices, will be taught by School of Management faculty. Fees for the program are $1,875 per person. Companies enrolling two or more participants will receive a reduced rate. For more information, call Michael Clay, (313) 593-5086.

 

Free depression tests offered Oct. 8

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will be holding confidential, free tests to screen for depression 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on National Depression Screening Day, Oct. 8, in the Koessler Library, Michigan League. Professional counselors from CAPS and FASAP will be available to talk with people about the results of their tests and make referrals if necessary.

Depression symptoms include feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness; restlessness and irritability; changes in sleep and appetite; loss of energy, concentration and memory; and thoughts of death or suicide. For more information, call LaReese Collins at CAPS, 764-8312, or Colleen Root at FASAP, 936-8660.

 

Eating issues and body image workshop starts Oct. 7

The Psychological Clinic is offering a nine-week education and support group for women ages 18-28 years with eating disorders or related difficulties 2:30-4 p.m. beginning Oct. 7. The fee is $170. For more information, or to schedule an intake consultation, contact group co-leader Mary McKinney at the Psychological Clinic, send e-mail to marymck@umich.edu or call 764-3471.

Participate in track and tennis with IM Sports

The Department of Recreational Sports Intramural (IM) Sports Program will be holding a singles and doubles tennis tournament beginning at 5 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. Sundays on Oct. 9-11 and Oct. 16-18. The entry deadline is 4:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the IM Sports Bldg. The fee is $5 for singles and $9 for doubles.

IM Sports also will hold a track and field meet for individuals and teams beginning at 3:45 p.m. Oct. 8. The entry deadline is 4:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the IM Sports Bldg. The fee is $5 for individuals and $25 for teams. For more information, call 763-3562.

Fulbright picnic at Gallup Park

The Fulbright Association of Southeastern Michigan will host a picnic for visiting Fulbright alumni, students, teachers, scholars and their friends and families 1-5 p.m. Oct. 4 in Gallup Park's large shelter. Americans coming to the picnic should bring a vegetarian dish to pass. Beverages and grilled food will be provided. For more information, e-mail senglish@umich.edu, or call 995-5872. For transportation, call 973-2186.

UTEP symposium to explore city and environment in Latin America

"Cities and the Environment in Latin America: Infrastructure, Social Change and Governance for Sustainability," a free symposium organized by the Urban, Technological and Environmental Planning Program (UTEP), will be held noon-2 p.m. Oct. 28, Nov. 4 and Nov. 11 in Room 2147, Art and Architecture Bldg.

The issues of urban viability and sustainability will be explored as the symposium develops a research agenda on the changing relationship between city and environment in Latin America. The Oct. 28 session focus will be governance. Nov. 4 will focus on social change and Nov. 11 on infrastructure.

The symposium is being organized by UTEP, a program of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, with support from the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and the International Institute.

Faculty and graduate students may submit proposals to present mini-papers reporting preliminary or final research results. The proposal deadline is Oct. 15. For more information, visit the Web site, www-personal.umich.edu/~flara/latin.htm, or contact Francisco Lara, flara@umich.edu. To register for the symposium, submit the registration form available at the Web address.

Berkowitz Gallery opening 'Ford Corporate Design' exhibition

U-M-Dearborn's Alfred Berkowitz Gallery will open a new exhibition, "Ford Corporate Design, Art After Hours 2," Oct. 9 with a public reception 5-8 p.m. The exhibition, celebrating the works of Ford Motor Co. artists, will continue through Nov. 20.

A wide variety of works by 26 artists will be presented, including photography, painting, drawing and sculpture. "Ford Corporate Design" is a project of the Art Museum Project at U-M-Dearborn with grant support from the Ford Motor Company Fund. For more information, call (313) 593-5058.

Find cancer information on the Internet

To learn where to find reliable information about cancer on the Internet, attend "Cancer on the Internet: Come and See the Sites," a free community program 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Livonia West Holiday Inn, I-275 and 6 Mile Rd. Registration for the program, sponsored by the Cancer Center, is not required. For more information, call (800) 865-1125.

'Marketing the Dharma' is Oct. 10

"Marketing the Dharma: The Publishing Industry and the Western Construction of Buddhism" will be held 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Henderson Room, Michigan League. The one-day symposium, sponsored by the Program in Buddhist Studies and Shaman Drum Bookshop, looks at the role of the publishing industry and the global marketplace in the construction of what has come to be known as "Buddhism." For more information, call 764-8286.

'Border Crossings' festival is Oct. 9

"Border Crossings: A Festival of Jazz/Rock and Poetry," a free public evening of poetry and music, is 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 in Rackham Auditorium. Participants include Arwulf Arwulf and the Sonnelicht Project, Brenda Cardenas and Poignant Plecostomus con Salsa and Barry Wallenstein. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Rackham School, the English Department's Visiting Writers Program, Shaman Drum Bookshop and the School of Music, the event is a benefit for the Great Lakes Literary Alliance.

'I Can Cope' starts Oct. 1

The Cancer Center is offering "I Can Cope," an eight-week educational program providing cancer patients and their loved ones with practical information on topics ranging from diagnosis and treatment to exercise and nutrition. The program meets 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in Room 180, Cancer and Geriatrics Center Bldg. U-M health professionals as guest speakers, videotapes, print materials and class discussion will provide up-to-date information for parents, family and friends. Registration is required. To register or for more information, call 936-8700.

Goldstone to deliver Bishop Lectures

Richard J. Goldstone, a justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa since 1994 and one of the world's leading jurists in constitutional law, human rights and war crimes, will deliver the free, public William W. Bishop Lectures in International Law to inaugurate the Law School's Center for International and Comparative Law.

Lecture one, "The New South African Constitution: The Importance of Comparative Law," is 4 p.m. Oct. 8 and lecture two, "International War Crimes Prosecutions: Retrospect and Prospect," is 4 p.m. Oct. 9. Both lectures will be held in Room 250, Hutchins Hall.

The William W. Bishop Lectureship in International Law was established by Bishop's family and friends after his death in 1987. Bishop, the Edwin DeWitt Dickinson University Professor of Law in 1966-1976, devoted more than three decades of his life to teaching students public international law.

Zabin to speak on 'Girl Youth'

Laurie Zabin, professor in the Department of Population Dynamics, Johns School of Hygiene and Public Health, will speak on "Girl Youth: First Sex, First Contraception, First Pregnancy" at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 in Room 1324, East Hall. The free, public lecture is presented by the Michigan Initiative for Women's Health's speaker series.

Adolescent reproductive health has long interested Zabin, who has written numerous articles on the topic. Her work has prompted several awards, including the Elizabeth Gilman Civil Liberties Award from the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Maryland, the Irvin M. Cushner Award from the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, and the Margaret Sanger Award from the Planned Parenthood Association of Maryland. For more information on the lecture, call 764-9537.

Bollinger to participate in press conference on diversity

President Lee C. Bollinger will participate in an Oct. 6 press conference in Washington, D.C., at which the results of a national poll on Americans' attitudes toward diversity in higher education will be released.

The poll is being released by the Ford Foundation Campus Diversity Initiative in conjunction with the Racial Legacies and Learning Project of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Previous polls conducted in Florida and Washington showed strong public support for classes and programs that teach students about their own and other cultures.

The press conference will be carried live at 10 a.m. on Channel 12 on UMTV, the campus cable system, and also can be viewed on the Web at www.itd.umich.edu/umtv. UMTV is available in more than 80 buildings, including all the residence halls.

Humanities brown-bag lecture series continues Oct. 6

The Institute for the Humanities will present a lecture by artists Mary and James Stephenson on their work at noon Oct. 6 in Room 1524, Rackham Bldg. Mary Stephenson's "Homage to Edward Hopper," a water color still life series, is on view in the Institute's Hall Gallery. James, Mary's son, also has an exhibition on display, "The Land Is Language," which he painted while traveling in Tanzania with a group of hunter-gatherers. For more information, call 936-3518.

Take a 'Blast to the Past' at the Gardens

"Fall Festival: A Blast to the Past (circa 1750)" will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 3-4 at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The Festival will depict the lifestyle of the American people from the mid-1600s to the 1800s.

"Fall Festival will celebrate the bounty of our land and explore how native plants were used as food, medicine, tools, clothing, dyes and crafts by Native Americans and early travelers of the region," says Karen Meske, Gardens events coordinator. "There will be a lot of exciting events for everyone to take part in and enjoy."

Events include Native American games, pottery, making baskets and cattail dolls, and demonstrations of spinning and dyeing, cooking and concocting medicine. Food and music will be in keeping with the era--bison burgers and flutes and drums--and Festival staff will be dressed in period costumes.

General admission is $7 for adults ($5 Gardens' members) and $5 for children ($3 Gardens' members). Visitors wishing to walk the outdoor trails during this two-day event will need to pay the admission fee and will be restricted to Festival hours only. For more information, call 998-7061.

Space, stamps and baseball on tap at Exhibit Museum

The Exhibit Museum of Natural History will celebrate the opening of its new planetarium show, "Diamond in the Sky," with a day of activities, including a temporary philatelic station, a postal magician and a Nuts and Bolts of Space Flight demonstration on Oct. 3.

"Diamond in the Sky," narrated by sports columnist Mitch Albom, is a planetarium show touring the autumn sky, beginning with the baseball diamond. The voices of Detroit Tiger's radio announcer, Frank Beckmann and Michigan Radio's David Hammond introduce the celestial players. The show will be presented at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays in October and 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Additional shows are scheduled at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m on Oct. 3.

The temporary Philatelic Station, Oct. 3, will display new issue space stamps and one-day-only natural history cancellations. For more information, call 764-0478.

'Tell-a-Friend' Oct. 6

On "Tell-A-Friend Tuesday," Oct. 6, thousands of volunteers will be calling five of their friends who are 40 or older, encouraging them to have a mammogram. An annual mammogram is a woman's best defense against breast cancer. The Health System will operate a "tell-a-friend" booth 3:30-7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Whole Foods Market, 2398 E. Stadium Blvd. In-state calls are free and participants will receive a pink ribbon. For more information, call the Cancer Center, 936-9583.

Uncommon Courses at Pierpont Commons

Registration is open for Uncommon Courses at the Pierpont Commons Administration Offices, mezzanine level, and will be accepted until 5 p.m. on the first day of class. For more information, call Leslie or Maryann, 764-7544. Classes, first meeting times/dates and fees are:

• American/English Contra & Square Dancing: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 8, $40;

• Aromatherapy: 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 3, $45;

• Beginning Tai Chi Chuan: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 8, $40;

• Dream Interpretation: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 8, $40.

• Knitting: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 7, $40;

• Massage: 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 14, $40;

• Massage for Couples: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 17, $65;

• Meditation: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 8, $20;

• Origami: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 5, $40;

• Palmistry: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 13, $40;

• Scottish Country Dancing: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 5, $40;

• Tae-Kwon Do: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 13, $40;

• Yoga Happy Hour: 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 3, $40.

Dance Works featured at Computer Music Conference

Ann Arbor Dance Works, the Dance Department's professional dance company, will perform three dance premieres choreographed to computer music at the International Computer Music Conference at the Power Center at 8 p.m. Oct. 3. Tickets for the performance, titled "http://SpatialMusic.art/Dance/Media," are $12 for the general public, $6 for senior citizens and students with a valid ID, and can be purchased at the Delegate Services Desk, 2nd floor, Michigan League, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1-3, or at the Power Center on the night of the performance. For more information, call Kelly Kooster, 764-4276.

'Prevention Research and Community Prevention' conference is Oct. 8

"Preventive Research and Community Prevention," a conference featuring J. David Hawkins, will be held Oct. 8-9. Hawkins, professor of social work and director of the Social Development Research Group, University of Washington, Seattle, will speak 3-5 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Michigan League Ballroom on "Using Prevention Science to Promote Positive Youth Development and Prevent Drug Abuse."

He also will speak 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 9 in the Pendleton Room, Michigan Union, on "Raising Healthy Children: The Community Approach." After the talk on Oct. 9, break-out groups will examine various aspects of prevention policies including problem identification, program planning, resource development and assessment.

The conference is being sponsored by the Substance Abuse Research Center, School of Social Work, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Developmental Psychopathology and Mental Health Program, the Survey Research Center, the Institute for Social Research and other community groups. For more information, call 998-6500.

 

Health Policy Forum is Oct. 9

"The Challenges and Complexities of Medical Specialization" is the topic for the free, public forum on health policy, taking place 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League. The forum will examine how changes in the health care industry are affecting physicians. Rosemary Stevens, professor of history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania, will be the forum's speaker. Her presentation will be followed by a panel discussion and question-and-answer session.

The forum is a non-partisan, interdisciplinary, educational program dedicated to bringing informed discussion on current policy issues to the University and the community. For more information, call 647-0571.

Hartmann to speak on 'Women in the New Welfare Regime'

Heidi Hartmann, director of the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) and a MacArthur Fellow, will deliver the Elizabeth Charlotte Mullin Welch Lecture, "Women in the New Welfare Regime: Employment, Education and Affirmative Action," 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Assembly Hall, 4th floor, Rackham Bldg.

IWPR is a Washington-based scientific research organization on policy issues of importance to women, founded by Hartmann in 1987. Hartmann, an economist, has lectured widely on public policy, feminist theory and the political economy of gender to women's organizations, community, labor and business groups and universities.

The Center for the Education of Women is sponsoring Hartmann's lecture. For more information, call 998-7080.

Daewoo Group chairman to speak tomorrow

The Business School will host Woo Choong Kim, founder and chairman of the Daewoo Group at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in Hale Auditorium, Business School. Kim will speak on "The Changing Global Economy and Korea's Alternatives."

Kim is a noted industrialist and philanthropist. After establishing Daewoo Industrial Co., a textile trading business, in 1967 with $10,000 of borrowed capital, he went on to build Daewoo Group, which has 37 domestic subsidiaries and 320,000 employees worldwide. The Daewoo Group recorded sales of $71.5 billion in 1997 and ranks 18th in Fortune magazine's Global 500.

Mandelbrot to deliver Ta-You Wu Lecture in Physics

Benoit B. Mandelbrot will deliver the Ta-You Wu Lecture in Physics: "Fractals and Scale-Invariant Roughness in the Sciences," at 4 p.m. Oct. 7 in Rackham Amphitheater. The free lecture is recommended for a general audience and will be preceded by a 3:30 p.m. reception.

Mandelbrot, the Abraham Robinson Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Yale University and an IBM Fellow Emeritus at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, is best known as the father of fractal geometry. This branch of geometry provides a mathematical description of many of the complex shapes and irregular phenomena found in nature. Fractals are irregular geometric shapes having identical structure at all scales.

Mandelbrot also will be participating in two additional seminars. "Wild Variability: Turbulence 1/f Noise and Galaxies" will be at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in 340 West Hall, and "The Multifractility of Financial Markets: Discontinuity, Concentration and Risk" will be at noon, Oct. 9 in Room 1640, Chemistry Bldg. For more information, call the Department of Physics, 764-4437.

Conference celebrates opening of 'WHO Collaboration Center'

"Health as an International Issue: Role of the U-M World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center," a conference to celebrate the Center's opening, will be held 1-6 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union. The new Collaborating Center focuses on research and clinical training in health promotion nursing.

The conference, designed to inform the larger community of the Center's work and international programming, is sponsored by the School of Nursing and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing. For more information or to reserve a space, call 764-9454.

Nominations for honorary degree recipients sought

Suggestions of individuals considered worthy of nomination for honorary degrees are being sought by the Honorary Degree Committee, chaired by Earl Lewis, dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

In a letter to deans, directors and department heads, President Lee C. Bollinger explained that "the conferring of honorary degrees is one way in which the University recognizes individuals distinguished by their contributions consonant with the overarching missions of the University.

Nominees may be eminent scholars, scientists, artists or professionals who have made major contributions to the advancement of their fields; they may be individuals outside the academic world who have made particularly distinguished contributions to society in areas such as public service, business, religion, government or the arts. Nominations of women and members of minority groups are particularly encouraged, as are nominations of individuals whose achievement and distinction have not already been recognized by a number of other institutions."

Nomination letters, due Oct. 19 for consideration at the committee's fall meeting, should set forth the rationale for the award. A brief biography, Who's Who entry or curriculum vitae is helpful but not required. Send submissions to Lewis, Room 1006, Rackham Bldg. 1070.

Search launched for associate VP for facilities, operations

A search for an associate vice president for facilities and operations in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (EVP/CFO) has been launched with the appointment of a six-member advisory committee.

The committee is chaired by Paul Courant, associate provost. Other members are Patrick Cunningham, director of Parking and Transportation Services; Mary Krasny, director of facilities services, UMH Operations; Timothy Slottow, associate vice president for finance; Paul Spradlin, special adviser to the EVP/CFO; and Lisa Tedesco, vice president and secretary of the university. Sue Burnett, executive assistant to the EVP/CFO, will provide staff support.

Recommendations of candidates should be sent to Burnett at Room 3014, Fleming Administration Bldg. 1340; phone 764-7272; fax 936-8730; or sburnett@umich.edu.

The associate vice president, among other things, will be responsible for the University's physical properties and certain central business operations, with responsibility for safety and security, engineering, maintenance, construction, utilities services, and occupational safety and environmental health. The individual also will be responsible for development and implementation of appropriate policies governing facilities design and construction activities, facilities operations and maintenance.

Ford Foundation's Beckham to speak on diversity

Edgar Beckham, program officer for culture and education at the Ford Foundation, will speak on "Diversity, Democracy, and Educational Experience" at 4 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union.

Beckham, dean of the college emeritus of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., joined the Ford Foundation in 1990. His duties there include overseeing the Foundation's Campus Diversity Initiative. In that role he has become a leading spokesperson for diversity and democracy in higher education.

Beckham's lecture is being presented by the Center for Community Service and Learning, with co-sponsorship by the Office of the Provost, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Reinarz joins Inteflex Program

Alice Reinarz was appointed LS&A co-director of the Inteflex Program July 1. She will serve in this role during the current academic year. Anatomy Prof. Alphonse Burdi is co-director.

Reinarz also is director of LS&A Academic Advising and adjunct associate professor of biology. She previously was director of the Undergraduate Advising Center at the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned her Ph.D. in microbiology.

Inteflex is a joint LS&A/Medical School eight-year, premedical/medical program designed to provide students with time and opportunities for broad academic exploration at the undergraduate level prior to the focused study of medicine at the Medical School. A joint committee from the two units is reviewing the program.


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