The University Record, February 14, 2000


Nominations sought for Johnson Award

The Office of the Provost is seeking nominations for the Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award. The award, named in honor of Harold Johnson, dean emeritus of the School of Social Work, was established in 1996 to recognize faculty whose service contributes to the development of a more culturally and ethnically diverse campus community. Five awards, which each include a $5,000 stipend, are given annually.

Nominees must be full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty on the Ann Arbor campus. Nominations are welcome from faculty, staff and students. Selection criteria include a commitment to the centrality of diversity as an important part of the University’s educational mission; writings and public statements that demonstrate intellectual excellence and commitment to cultural diversity in service, teaching and/or scholarship; efforts to bring about constructive change on issues regarding diversity within the faculty member’s academic unit and/or the University; a willingness to serve as a mentor to students; and efforts to bring about equity in our society.

Nomination forms are available in Room 3084, Fleming Bldg. 1340, or by calling 764-3982. The nomination deadline is March 13.

Bollinger to deliver first Evans Lecture

President Lee C. Bollinger will discuss “The Constitution, Public Policy and New Technologies of Communication” at 4 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Founders Room, Alumni Center. Bollinger’s talk is part of the Department of Communication Studies’ 2000 John D. Evans Distinguished Lecture Series titled “The Digital Highway and the First Amendment.”

Bollinger’s scholarly interests focus on free speech and first amendment issues. He is the author of Images of a Free Press and The Tolerant Society: Freedom of Speech and Extremist Speech in America.

For more information, call 764-0420.

Evaluations & Examinations has moved

The Office of Evaluations and Examinations has moved from 109 E. Madison to the Buhr Bldg., 200 Hill St. 3297.

Benedikt to deliver CAUP’s Wallenberg Lecture

Michael Benedikt will deliver the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning’s (CAUP) Raoul Wallenberg Lecture on “Shelter” at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 in the lecture hall, Art and Architecture Bldg. The free, public lecture commemorates Wallenberg’s saving of more than 100,000 Jews from the Nazis in World War II and celebrates architecture and urban planning as a humane social art.

Benedikt, the author of Deconstructing the Kimbell, For an Architecture of Reality and Cyperspace: First Steps, is an architect, the Roessner Professor of Architecture and the Hal Box Chair in Urbanism at the University of Texas at Austin, and director of the Center for the Study of American Architecture and Design. His research focuses on economic value, cyberspace and virtual realities, depth and evolution, realism, spatial perception, and the impact of the information age on architecture.

For more information, call 764-1300.

Café Shapiro returns today

Café Shapiro, sponsored by the University Library, will return today (Feb. 14) with a series of poetry and prose readings in the atrium, Shapiro Undergraduate Library. Undergraduate student writers will read their works at 8:30 p.m. today (Feb. 14), Feb. 15 and Feb. 16. Complimentary coffee will be available.

Broadside Press reading is Feb. 18

Videos, poetry readings and a display of original Broadside Press materials will highlight the celebration of Black History Month at the University Library 1–3:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Erhlicher Room, West Hall.

The 60-minute video “The Black Unicorn: Dudley Randall and the Broadside Press” will be followed by poetry readings by Melba Joyce Boyd, Bill Harris and Gloria House.

Randall established the Broadside Press in 1965 to publish his own poems and other works by African American writers such as Gwendolyn Brooks, Audre Lorde, Haki Madhubuti (Don L. Lee) and others whose works spawned and nourished the Black Arts Movement of the late ’60s and early ’70s.

Boyd, a poet, educator and cultural activist, is known for her work as an assistant editor at Broadside Press in 1972–1976.

Harris is a well-known poet and playwright whose works have starred Abbey Lincoln and Denzel Washington and appear in such collections as The National Black Drama Anthology, New Plays for the Black Theater and African American Literature.

House, also known as Aneb Kgositsile, has taught at Wayne State University and at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her publications include two collections from Broadside Press, Blood River and Rainrituals.

Cao to deliver Hughes Lecture

Cao Yiqiang will deliver the second annual Hughes Lecture at 4 p.m. Feb. 17 in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg. Cao, the Center for Chinese Studies’ Hughes Visiting Scholar; professor of art, National Academy of Art, Hangzhou; and specially appointed professor, History of Ideas, Nanjing Normal University, will discuss “Unintended Consequences of Tourism: Kang Youwei’s Italian Journey (1904) and the Art Revolution in China.”

A reception will follow the free, public lecture in Room 1644, Social Work Bldg. The Hughes Fellowship provides support for instructional and research activity that will ultimately strengthen the economic and educational resources of Asian countries. For more information, call 764-6308.

Brave New Works concert is Feb. 18

Brave New Works, a School of Music group that presents contemporary classical music, will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Frederick Stearns Bldg. The free chamber music concert will consist of duets for violin and cello, harp and violin, voice and piano, and viola and piano. The program includes “Briefly It Enters,” a work written for voice and piano by William E. Bolcom, the Ross Lee Finney Distinguished University Professor of Music.

For more information, call (800) 896-7340.

Historian Boyle to discuss ‘Race, Class and Murder in 1925 Detroit’

Kevin G. Boyle, associate professor of history at the University of Massachusetts and U-M alumnus, will discuss “Rages of Whiteness: Race, Class and Murder in 1925 Detroit” at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in Auditorium B, School of Management Bldg., Dearborn campus. Boyle will address the violence that ensued when African American physician Ossian Sweet moved into an all-white neighborhood on Detroit’s east side in 1925.

Boyle is the author of Organized Labor and American Politics, 1894–1994: The Labor-Liberal Alliance, Muddy Boots and Ragged Aprons: Working Class Life in Detroit, 1900–1930 and The UAW and the Heyday of American Liberalism, 1945–1968. A reception will follow Boyle’s lecture. Classes and groups are welcome to attend. To reserve seats for groups, call (313) 593-5330.

Sunar will discuss ‘Secular Democracy in the Middle East’

Ilkay Sunar, visiting professor in political science and professor of political science and international relations at Bosphorus University in Turkey, will discuss “The Unique Case of Secular Democracy in the Middle East: Problems and Prospects of Democratic Politics in Turkey” at 7:30 p.m. today (Feb. 14) in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg.

Sunar has been a consultant to the United Nations, editor of the Journal of Social Sciences at Bosphorus University and International Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford.

The free, public lecture is sponsored by the Turkish Studies Colloquium, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Ayse’s Courtyard Café and the Friends of the Turkish Studies Colloquium. For more information, call 764-0350.

Panel to explore media coverage of HMOs and public policy

The Michigan Journalism Fellows Program, the Health System and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation will sponsor a free, public conference, “Covering Managed Care: The Press and Public Policy,” 1–5 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Michigan Union Ballroom. Media coverage of HMOs and its influence on public policy will be debated by a panel of health care reporters and medical experts.

Panelists include Bob Arnot of ABC News; Ron Winslow, Wall Street Journal; Joanne Silberner, National Public Radio; Trudy Lieberman, Consumer Reports; Carolyn Clifford, WXYZ-TV; Jeff Forster, Medical Economics; Gilbert S. Omenn, executive vice president for medical affairs; Susan Hershberg Adelman, trustee, American Medical Association; U.S. and Canadian health commissioners Antonia Novello and William Pascal; Lee Newcomer, UnitedHealth Group; Woodrow Myers, Ford Motor Co.; Robert Weinmann, Union of American Physicians and Dentists; and Paul Minor, an attorney specializing in complaints against health care plans.

Vermont Gov. Howard Dean will discuss his experience in introducing controversial health care measures and the media coverage his policies provoked. Ezekiel Emanuel, chief of bioethics for the National Institutes of Health, will address the ethical issues raised by reporting. Charles R. Eisendrath, director of the Michigan Journalism Fellows Program and associate professor of communication studies, will moderate.

For more information, call 998-7666.

SAPAC hosts survivor art exhibition

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) is hosting the First Annual Sexual Assault Survivor Art Exhibition through Feb. 26 in the Art Lounge, Michigan Union. The exhibition provides a forum in which survivors can creatively express themselves while also educating viewers on the trauma, tragedy and individual triumphs related to sexual assault.

The artwork will join a larger exhibition of the Southeast Michigan Anti-Rape Network in April as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For more information, call Alicia Rinaldi, 998-9368, or send e-mail to

Art Museum has events hotline

The Museum of Art has a new recorded events hotline, 763-UMMA (8662), that can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Regents meet Feb. 17 only

The Regents will meet beginning at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 17 in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Administration Bldg., with remarks by President Lee C. Bollinger; a presentation, “Review of Capital Initiatives”; and the “Michigan Greats” presentation. The Board will break for lunch at 11:30 a.m. and resume meeting at 1:30 p.m. with regular agenda items. They include revisions to Regents’ Bylaws 5.01 (definitions), 5.23 (clinical instructional staff) and 5.24 (primary research scientists). Public comments will be heard at 4 p.m.

People Magazine’s Oberman to discuss fact-finding

James Oberman, manager of research operations at People,will discuss how his staff members use various electronic databases and information resources to quickly find information for each People issue at 3 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Founders Room, Alumni Center. Oberman also will outline a typical production week at the magazine.

Oberman’s free talk, “Urgent: Information Needed! Every Day Is a Closing Day,” is part of the School of Information’s 1999–2000 “Library Cultures: Exploring Dimensions of Change” series. For more information, visit the Web at or call 763-2285. The lecture may be viewed through a “Webcast” on the Library Cultures home page.

Flint gets additional area code

The state has received its first area code “overlay,” affecting the Flint area, including U-M-Flint. The new area code, 586, was added to the current 810 area code Feb. 5.

An area code “overlay” is a second area code that is added to a geographic area along with an existing area code. All existing numbers retain their current area code, while new customers for local phone service, cellular and paging services, and alarms may be assigned a telephone number in the new overlay area code. The Federal Communications Center (FCC) has authorized the use of area code overlays because many areas of the country have run out of valid telephone numbers within their existing area.

The most notable effect of the overlay plan is the requirement of dialing 11 digits for all calls, both local and long distance. The 11-digit numbers will require dialing 1 + area code + seven-digit phone number. Callers who must dial “9” or another number to obtain an outside line will need to dial 12 numbers (9 + 1 + area code + seven-digit phone number) for local and long distance calls. All calls to the new area code will be affected by this new dialing pattern, including manually dialed numbers as well as programmable faxes, modems and phones.

An optional dialing period is in effect prior to full implementation of the new Flint area code, allowing customers to familiarize themselves with the new dialing pattern during the transition, which ends March 6.

On July 8, Ann Arbor will acquire an overlay area code—278. Dearborn will acquire an overlay area code—679—Nov. 4.

The cost of telephone calls will not be affected by the new overlay area codes, and on-campus five-digit dialing is not affected.

CAAS to dedicate gallery today

The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS) will dedicate its new gallery space, located on the second floor of West Hall, 5–7 p.m. today (Feb. 14). The gallery will be named for Jon Onye Lockard, adjunct lecturer in Afroamerican and African studies and one of the Center’s founding members. James Chaffers, professor of architecture, will give the dedication speech at 6 p.m.