The University Record, December 6, 1999


Submit holiday closings to Record by Dec. 7

Holiday closing schedules, to be published in the Dec. 13 Record, must be submitted to by 5 p.m. Dec. 7 for inclusion.

Visit for bowl ticket information

Information on the football team’s post-season Orange Bowl game is on the Athletic Department’s Web site, Ticket sale information also is available by calling 764-0247.

The Alumni Association will be offering bowl travel packages by Alumni Holidays through Dec. 10. For information, visit the Association’s Web site ( or Alumni Holidays’ site (www.goblue. for a daily itinerary and pricing.

Staff invited to dialogue with provost

Staff members are invited to “A Dialogue with Provost Nancy Cantor” to be held noon–1 p.m. Dec. 14 in Rackham Amphitheater.

Sponsored by the Commission for Women and the Women of Color Task Force, the meeting will focus on issues of concern to staff women and will include a question-and-answer period with Cantor. Marty Eichstadt, interim executive director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action, also will participate in the dialogue.

The meeting is a follow-up to the November 1998 “A Dialogue with the President and Provost,” when Cantor and President Lee C. Bollinger addressed approximately 700 staff members, mostly women.

For more information, contact Elaine Sims, 936-7634 or or Linda Kennedy,

Benefits announces December reimbursement account deadlines

To ensure reimbursement in a December paycheck, turn in health care and/or dependent care reimbursement account claims by Dec. 20 if paid bi-weekly or Dec. 10 if paid monthly. Claims may be dropped off or mailed to the Benefits Office (Central Campus), Wolverine Tower-Low Rise G405, 3003 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. If claims are mailed, allow sufficient time for delivery. Claims are considered within the deadline based on when they are received in the Benefits Office.

Forms and a list of due dates are on the Web at and in the Reimbursement Account Claims Kit. For more information, contact any Benefits Office: Central Campus, 763-1214; Medical Campus, 764-6584; Flint, (810) 766-6845; or Dearborn, (313) 593-5192.

Senate Assembly to meet Dec. 13

Senate Assembly will meet at 3 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Rackham Assembly Hall. Hank Baier, associate vice president for facilities and operations, will speak 3–4 p.m, focusing on University parking issues.

Business School Staff Awards Ceremony is Dec. 14

The Business School will hold its annual Staff Recognition Awards Ceremony 10–11:30 a.m. Dec. 14 in Hale Auditorium. Six staff members will be recognized for their leadership, customer service and work contributions. For more information, visit the Web at

March Regents’ meeting date changed

The date of the March Regents’ meeting has been changed from March 16–17 to March 20.

Financial Operations announces December transaction deadlines

Due to the holidays, the following documents must be received by the financial units at the addresses and times indicated below in order to be processed as December business:

  • Accounts Receivable, 3089 Wolverine Tower 1287: Credit memos and sales invoices, noon Dec. 22.

  • Cashier offices: Cash receipts, 2 p.m. Dec. 22.

  • Various financial operations offices: Journal entries, noon Dec. 22.

    Service unit billings can be uploaded until 5 p.m. Dec. 27. Please send documents in as early as possible.

    ‘From Papyri to King James’ to open at Special Collections Library

    “From Papyri to King James: The Evolution of the English Bible” will be on display Dec. 8–Jan. 29 at the Special Collections Library, seventh floor, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. The exhibition examines the origins of the King James Bible, showing both its direct ancestors and related religious works in CE 119-1611.

    Fragments from Deuteronomy and Matthew, portions from several of the letters of Paul and writings of early church leaders are featured. Medieval versions of Jerome’s Latin translation of the Bible of CE 404, first appearances of the Greek and Latin Biblical texts in print and the early translations into English also are included. Many of the Bibles will be opened to the same passage, providing an opportunity to compare translations and observe developments in languages, handwriting and type designs. The exhibition also illustrates the development of the codex and offers a brief study of 16th-century English political history through the Tyndale, Coverdale, Geneva, Douay, Great and Bishops’ Bibles.

    The Library is open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 10 a.m.–noon Sat. Hours will be curtailed over the winter holidays, and the Library will be closed Dec. 24–26 and Dec. 31–Jan. 2. For more information, call 764-9377.

    EnAct needs one-sided paper

    The student group Environmental Action at U of M (EnAct) needs one-sided, 8 1/2” x 11” white, colored, plain or hole-punched paper for its recycled notebook project. Cereal boxes, collected from the residence halls, serve as covers for the notebooks, which are sold at the Michigan Union Bookstore.

    If your office has paper to contribute, send e-mail to to set up a collection box. To purchase a notebook, visit the bookstore or the Web at

    ITD increases e-mail storage capacity

    The Information Technology Division (ITD) has increased mail storage on the Interactive Mail Access Protocol (IMAP) servers from 10 MB to 20 MB for each e-mail user.

    The improvement was possible when the servers that house the campuswide e-mail system were moved to the Arbor Lakes Data Facility on Nov. 27. The storage increase was accomplished within the current U-M Computing Environment budget through the management of equipment upgrade cycles and a decrease in the price of computer hardware.

    U-Move offers finals week classes

    The U-Move Fitness Program will offer finals week fitness classes Dec. 13–17. Courses include Yoga, Tai Chi, Hip Hop, Kickboxing and Step Aerobics.

    Classes are $2 each on a first come-first serve basis. For more information, call 764-1342 or visit the U-Move office (8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.), Room 1271, CCRB.

    Research Responsibility session rescheduled for Dec. 8

    The Research Responsibility Program (RRP) session “Responsible Authorship—Social Sciences,” which was cancelled in October, has been rescheduled for 5–7 p.m. Dec. 8 in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.

    Carol Mowbray, associate dean for research, School of Social Work, and associate professor of social work, will present information on the conduct and administration of research.

    The complete RRP schedule is on the Web at Sessions, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, are free and open to faculty, students and staff. For more information, call 763-1289 or send e-mail to

    Academic Human Resources announces new GSI posting resource

    A recent agreement between the University and the Graduate Employees Organization has resulted in a centralized posting Web site,, for non-departmental graduate student instructor (GSI) openings. Departments can list job postings on the site for graduate students from other U-M academic departments and programs.

    For more information, contact the Office of Academic Human Resources, 763-8938.

    Funds are available for gerontology research

    The Geriatrics Center and the Institute of Gerontology are offering funds to support pilot/feasibility research in geriatrics and the biology of aging. Proposals may involve biomedical science, health services, clinical physiology and pathophysiology, behavioral and social sciences, or the biology of aging.

    Applicants must hold a full-time faculty position at a rank no higher than assistant professor or assistant research scientist. Funds may also be available for investigators at any rank whose proposals relate directly to geriatric intervention research or who propose a collaboration between two laboratories, one of which has not previously carried out research in aging.

    Awards are for one year and will not exceed $30,000, although awardees are permitted to reapply for a second year of funding. Three to six awards will be made. The application deadline is Feb. 15. For more information, call Cindy Hendrickson, 936-8198, send e-mail to or send a fax to 936-9220.

    Swap supplies in the eXchange Files

    If you have extra supplies or need something for a project, visit the Web site ( and go to the eXchange Files, to see what is available or to submit materials that you no longer need.

    Observatory sponsors Winter Sky Preview

    The U-M Detroit Observatory will sponsor a Winter Sky Preview with Matthew Linke, planetarium director at the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 7 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Observatory Library. Linke will project the winter night sky’s planets, bright stars and constellations onto the Library’s ceiling and discuss what is visible in December.

    Seating is limited to 35 people. For more information, call 763-2230, visit the Web at, or send e-mail to,

    Friends of Michigan League hold sing

    The Friends of the Michigan League will hold its annual Holiday Sing 3:30–5 p.m. Dec. 12 in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League.

    Marilyn Mason, professor of music and university organist, will accompany the singers on the organ. For more information, call 647-7463.

    Mars Society hosts Space Night

    The Michigan Mars Society will host a free “Space Night” 8–10 p.m. Dec. 14 in Boeing Auditorium, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Bldg. Speakers will discuss the past, present and future exploration of space, including the planet Mars. Speakers include Jack Lousma, former Skylab astronaut and shuttle commander, and Terry Kammash, the Stephen S. Attwood Professor Emeritus and professor emeritus of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences.

    The latest information on the Mars Polar Landing, as well as a plan for sending humans to Mars, will be provided. For more information, call 665-8744 or visit the Web at

    Musical Theatre presents ‘Balm in Gilead’

    The Musical Theatre Department will present Lanford Wilson’s 1965 play Balm in Gilead at 8 p.m. Dec. 10, 11 and 13; at 2 p.m. Dec. 11; and at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 in the Trueblood Theatre, Frieze Bldg. Balm in Gilead focuses on what Wilson calls the “riffraff, the bums, the petty thieves, the scum, the lost, the desperate, the dispossessed and the cool” of New York City.

    Director Darryl V. Jones, assistant professor of theatre and drama, has set the play in the lower-East Side of New York in the early 1990s, and integrated contemporary rock sounds into the production.

    Free tickets are available at the Michigan League Ticket Office, 764-0450.

    ‘The Mirror of Simple Souls’ will be on display Dec. 7–10

    “The Mirror of Simple Souls,” a walk-through opera sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, will be on display 3–8 p.m. Dec. 7–10 in the Video Studio, Media Union. The project is a collaboration between Anne Carson, the Institute’s Norman Freehling Visiting Professor, and author of Autobiography of Red and Glass, Irony and God, and 13 others, most of them U-M students.

    Rather than watching singers enact a drama upon a stage, visitors to the installation will make a kind of pilgrimage through the story. The life and work of Marguerite Porete, a medieval mystic and martyr, inspired Carson’s libretto in seven cantos. The artists have created stations that correspond to each canto.

    “The Mirror of Simple Souls,” this year’s Jill S. Harris Memorial Performance, is free and open to the public. A public reception will be held at 5 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Gallery, Media Union. Co-sponsors include the Office of the Provost, the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, the Media Union, the School of Music, the School of Art and Design and Fingerle Lumber Co.

    Dance and Related Arts Concert is Dec. 9–11

    The Department of Dance will present its annual Dance and Related Arts Concert at 8 p.m. Dec. 9–11 at the Betty Pease Studio Theatre, Dance Bldg.

    Twenty musicians, dancers, visual and multi-media artists have contributed to three collaborative works that focus on the doomsday fears and idealist hopes of the new millennium.

    Tickets are $5 and will be sold beginning at 7 p.m. on performance nights. For more information, call 763-5460.

    Jackson vanpool has openings

    Openings are available in a U-M vanpool between Jackson and University Hospital. The van leaves Jackson Crossing between 6:15 a.m. and 6:20 a.m., making stops at the Grass Lake and Chelsea exits off I-94. Riders are picked up at designated stops beginning at 4:15 p.m. and depart Ann Arbor by 4:30 p.m.

    Interested individuals should contact Cindy Hendrickson, 936-8198.

    Washington Post writer to speak today

    T.R. Reid, foreign correspondent for The Washington Post, will discuss “Separated at Birth? Japan and Britain, the Island Twins” at noon today (Dec. 6) in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg. Reid’s lecture, sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies, will focus on similarities between Japan and the United Kingdom that he discovered after the Post’s Tokyo bureau was moved to London.

    Reid was the Toyota Visiting Professor in the Center for Japanese Studies in 1997. He has a regular commentary that airs on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and recently published Confucius Lives Next Door. For more information, visit the Web at or call 764-6307.

    Tickets on sale today for Folk Festival

    Tickets for the 23rd Ann Arbor Folk Festival, to be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 29 in Hill Auditorium, go on sale today (Dec. 6). Performers will include Shawn Colvin, Arlo Guthrie, Great Big Sea, Beth Nielson Chapman, The Hot Club of Cowtown, Anne Hills, Fred Eaglesmith, David Barrett, Matt Watroba and Robert Jones.

    The Folk Festival is organized by the Office of Major Events and The Ark. Concert sponsors include Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Detroit Edison Foundation, Merchant of Vino, Whole Foods Market and Zingerman’s Community of Businesses.

    Tickets, $25 and $30, are available at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, Herb David Guitar Studio, Borders-Ann Arbor on Liberty St. and all TicketMaster outlets. For information, call 763-8587 or (248) 645-6666. Tax-deductible patron and sponsor tickets are available at The Ark, 761-1800.

    Learn about Summer Research Programs Dec. 8

    The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program will host an informational meeting for its four Summer Research Fellowship Programs 6–7 p.m. Dec. 8 in Auditorium C, Angell Hall.

    Information about the Kellogg Community-Based Research Fellowship, General Electric Faculty for the Future Fellowship, National Science Foundation Summer Scholars Fellowship and Summer Biomedical Fellowship Programs will be distributed.

    Dearborn lecture series continues Dec. 9

    The U-M-Dearborn School of Management’s speaker series celebrating the introduction of master of science degrees in finance and accounting will continue with William C. Hunter, senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 in the School of Management Bldg.

    A member of the bank’s management committee and chief economic adviser to its president, Hunter will address “Prospects for the U.S. Economy.” Hunter also is an associate editor of the Journal of Financial Services Research and the Financial Review.

    Seating is limited for the free, public lecture. For reservations, call Victoria Hage, (313) 593-5230, or send a fax with your name, department and phone number to (313) 593-5636.

    Tempest opens at Power Center Dec. 9

    The Department of Theatre and Drama will present an “all-star” faculty and student production of The Tempest at 8 p.m. Dec. 9–11 and 2 p.m. Dec. 12 in the Power Center for the Performing Arts. The 27-member cast, under the direction of Philip Kerr, the Claribel Baird Halstead Professor of Theatre, features performers from across the arts disciplines.

    The Tempest, thought to be Shakespeare’s last work, combines romance, tragedy, magic and comedy as it explores the nature of authority and the clashing demands of revenge and forgiveness, justice and mercy.

    Tickets are $7 for students (limit of two per ID) and $18 and $14 for reserved seating. Tickets may be purchased 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. at the League Ticket Office and at the Power Center Box Office one hour prior to curtain time on performance days. For information, call 764-0450. Flint Public TV to air basketball games

    UMS welcomes Boys Choir of Harlem, Frederica von Stade this week

    The University Musical Society (UMS) will host performances this week by the Boys Choir of Harlem and mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade. Performance times, dates and locations are:

  • Boys Choir of Harlem, 8 p.m. Dec. 9, Hill Auditorium. The Boys Choir of Harlem was founded in 1968 by Walter Turnbull as an alternative to the despair he found on streets and in schools of Harlem. The 35-member touring ensemble, chosen from the 200-voice concert choir, features older tenor and bass voices as well as treble. Tickets are $28, $22, $18 and $12.

  • Frederica von Stade, 8 p.m. Dec. 10, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Von Stade, with accompaniment by Martin Katz, the Artur Schnabel Professor of Music in Piano and professor of music (accompanying/chamber), will perform works of Faure, Debussy, Schumann and American composers. Von Stade, called by the New York Times “one of America’s finest artists and singers,” celebrated her 25th anniversary with the Metropolitan Opera in 1995. Tickets are $35 and $50.

    For tickets, visit the Web at or call the UMS Box Office, 764-2538 or (800) 221-1229.

    Pre-performance dinner to be held at League

    The Friends of the Michigan League will host a three-course dinner at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 in the League’s Buffet Dining Room. The dinner precedes the Department of Theatre and Drama’s performance of The Tempest at the Power Center for the Performing Arts and Frederica von Stade hosted by the University Musical Society at the Mendelssohn Theatre.

    Reservations are required for the $25 dinner. A cash wine bar will be available. For more information, call 647-7463 or send e-mail to

    Diane Brown is information officer for facilities and operations

    Diane L. Brown has been named information officer for the Office of the Associate Vice President for Facilities and Operations, which includes the Department of Public Safety and Office of Occupational Safety and Environmental Health.

    She will be responsible for media relations and community relations.

    Brown holds an M.B.A. from the U-M and undergraduate degree in journalism from Central Michigan University. She has 20 years’ experience in public relations and marketing with non-profit, profit and educational organizatons.

    She was assistant sports information director with the Athletic Department in 1982–84, then moved to First of America Bank. She rejoined the U-M earlier this year, at the School of Nursing.