The University Record, January 17, 2000


Stadium letters to be removed

The large letters and symbols on the fascia (halo) of Michigan Stadium will be removed beginning today (Jan. 17). Announcement of the removal was made by Henry Baier, associate vice president for facilities and operations.

The project, which will include removal of the letters that spell out phrases from the U-M fight song along with the accompanying helmets and small University seals, will take approximately two and a half weeks to complete.

“We are going to leave the large University seal on the east side of the stadium over the tunnel entrance,” Baier said. “The removed letters and symbols will be placed into storage.”

Regents will meet Jan. 20–21

The Regents will begin their monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Bldg., with remarks by President Lee C. Bollinger and regular agenda items. Public comments will be heard at 4 p.m. The meeting will resume at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 21 with the president’s opening remarks, a report titled “Closing the Loop on Y2K” and regular agenda items.

Jackson vanpool has openings

Openings are available in a vanpool between Jackson and University Hospital. The van leaves Jackson Crossing at 6:20 a.m. and departs Ann Arbor at 4:30 p.m. If interested, call Cindy Hendrickson, 936-8198.

Jennifer Gordon to visit Jan. 19, 20

Jennifer Gordon, a MacArthur Fellow, lawyer and activist, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Rackham Amphitheater and 7 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Multi-Purpose Room, Ann Arbor District Library. Gordon’s free lectures will focus on “Marginalized Workers and the Law.” She will discuss “Illegal Citizens: A Story of Labor and Political Organizing Among Latino Immigrants” on Jan. 19 and “The Activism of Workers on the Margins: Lessons from Long Island and Bombay” on Jan. 20.

Gordon founded the Workplace Project in New York City to organize Latino immigrant workers around labor, immigration and community issues. Gordon’s visit is sponsored by the Arts of Citizenship Program and co-sponsored by the Law School and the Ann Arbor District Library.

For more information, call 615-0609 or visit the Web at

Observatory will host open house, lecture series

The U-M Detroit Observatory will be open to the public 1–4 p.m. Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 16 and April 13. Visitors can take a self-guided tour of the telescopes, including an 1857 16-inch refracting telescope and an 1854 meridian circle, and other artifacts in the Observatory’s newly-restored museum. A $5 donation is suggested for admission.

The winter term lecture series will kick off at 3 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Observatory Library with Rudi Lindner, professor of history, discussing “A Mountain Observatory in Ann Arbor: How Big Science Came to U-M.” Lindner will address the astronomy program’s growing pains after 1905. For more information, call 763-2230.

Gilb is next visiting writer

Dagoberto Gilb, author of The Magic of Blood, will give a free, public reading sponsored by the Department of English and the Office of the Provost as part of the Visiting Writers Series at 5 p.m. Jan. 27 in Rackham Amphitheater. The Magic of Blood, a collection of short stories focusing on working class Mexican-Americans, won the PEN Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award. Gilb is also the author of the novel The Last Known Residence of Mickey Acuna.

For information, call Ian Twiss, 764-0418.

UROP announces GE Faculty for the Future Program

The General Electric (GE) Faculty for the Future Program, administered by the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), is now offering fellowships, research opportunities and academic support services to historically underrepresented minority students and/or women in the sciences.

GE Fellows receive up to $5,600 to conduct 16 weeks of research with a faculty sponsor during summer 2000 and funding to conduct research six to 12 hours per week during the 2000–01 academic year.

Applications are available at UROP, 715 N. University, Suite 201. For information, contact Tanya Drosis, 998-9381 or

Summer Biomedical Fellowship deadline is Feb. 11

The application deadline for the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program’s (UROP) Summer Biomedical Fellowships is Feb. 11. Through grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Kellogg Foundation, undergraduates may engage in traditional or community-based biomedical research. Underrepresented minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Students who have not had a full-time summer research experience will be given priority.

Fellows receive up to $3,500 for 10 weeks of full-time research during summer 2000. Limited supplementary funding for housing is available for students with demonstrated financial need.

Applications are available at UROP, 715 N. University, Suite 201. For more information, contact Tanya Drosis, 998-9381 or

Richman to speak Jan. 21

Neal Richman, associate director of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Advanced Policy Institute, will discuss “Neighborhood Knowledge Los Angeles: An Information Tool to Fight Disinvestment” 2–3:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in Room 2147, Art and Architecture Bldg. Richman will present a demonstration of Neighborhood Knowledge Los Angeles (NKLA), a Web-based neighborhood information system that allows community organizations and policy-makers to access property and neighborhood data and use it to improve Los Angeles communities. Richman also will focus on community-based action research at UCLA.

For more information, call 764-1300. To learn more about NKLA, visit the Web at

Koyluoglu to discuss Islamic capital in Turkey

Dogan Koyluoglu, lecturer in political science, Eastern Michigan University, will speak on “The Evolution of Islamic Capital in Turkey” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg. Koyluoglu’s research focuses on economic restructuring in Central Asia and Turkey.

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

U seeks comments for reaccreditation

The University is seeking public comments in preparation for its March 2–3 and March 6–8 evaluation by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The team will review a special self-study on collaborative, integrative and interdisciplinary teaching and learning, and will examine the University’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation and General Institutional Requirements. The U-M has been accredited by the commission since 1913.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the University to: Public Comment on the University of Michigan, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60606.

Comments must be in writing, must be signed, and must address substantive matters related to the quality of the University or its academic programs. Comments must be received by Feb. 2 and cannot be treated as confidential.

Business School to host forums on presidential election, economy

The Business School and the Office of Tax Policy Research will host a series of free public forums, known as “y2e,” on the presidential election and the economy 4:15–5:45 p.m. Jan. 24, Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 in Hale Auditorium.

The series will feature several U-M faculty discussing such topics as the presidential election and health care in the 21st century (Jan. 24), the election and tax policy (Feb. 7), and the election and the stock market (Feb. 14).

Video clips from presidential debates will be shown and faculty participants will critique proposals and arguments of the current candidates.

For more information, call 763-3068 or visit the Web at

Kellogg Eye Center hosts free glaucoma, blood pressure screening

The Kellogg Eye Center is conducting a free glaucoma and blood pressure screening 1–4 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Center, 1000 Wall St., in observance of National Glaucoma Awareness Month and Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Day. Participants will be screened by glaucoma specialists and given information about follow-up care and risk factors.

People most at risk for glaucoma are over the age of 40, have a family history of the condition or are African American. Glaucoma affects an estimated three million Americans.

Parking for the screening is free. For more information, call 763-1415.

Geriatric Clinic holds MLK Celebration

The Turner Geriatric Clinic will celebrate Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr.’s life and work 1:30–3:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Turner Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. Elizabeth Allen, associate professor of nursing, will speak on the theme, “I can’t sit down because my feet keep moving.” People of all ages are invited to bring stories and memories to share. The program is free. For more information, call 764-2556.

Multicultural Career Fair is Jan. 25

Career Planning and Placement will host the 26th annual Multicultural Career Fair noon–4 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Michigan Union. Students will be able to discuss full-time and internship positions with organizations from across the country. Representatives from graduate/professional schools also will be available to discuss program offerings and application procedures.

Pre-register through Jan. 21 on the Web at On-site registration also will be available. For information, call 764-7460.

Arts of Citizenship offers project grants

The Arts of Citizenship Program is requesting applications for grants to support collaborative or individual research, teaching, exhibit and creative projects that further the role of the arts and humanities in public and community life. Six to 10 grants of up to $15,000 each will be awarded.

Instructional and research faculty from all disciplines, as well as librarians, archivists and information professionals are eligible to apply. Collaboration among multiple units, staff and students is encouraged, but the principal investigator may not be a student. Applications for projects that have difficulty gaining conventional academic support are invited.

Grant applications are due Feb. 15 for projects seeking support July 1, 2000–June 30, 2001. Awards will be announced by March 15. For more information, call Karis Crawford, 615-0609, or visit the Arts of Citizenship office, 435 West Hall.

Basement Arts presents ‘Betrayal’

Basement Arts, the Department of Theatre and Drama’s student-run theater company, will present Harold Pinter’s play Betrayal at 8 p.m. Jan. 20 and Jan. 21, 11 p.m. Jan. 21 and 7 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Arena Theatre, Frieze Bldg. Betrayal examines the issues surrounding infidelity, jealousy and loneliness.

All performances are free. For more information, call 764-6800.

Health System unit moves

The Health System’s Department of Public Relations and Marketing Communications has relocated to 2901 Hubbard, Box 2435 (near Northwood V). Phone numbers are the same for all staff members. Questions may be directed to 764-2220.

Community Dental Center hosts open house Jan. 27

The Community Dental Center, a joint venture between the School of Dentistry and the City of Ann Arbor, will hold an open house 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Jan. 27 at 406 N. Ashley. Since 1981, the Center has provided such dental services as cleaning, extractions, crown and bridge work, dentures, sealants, oral surgery, radiographs, and limited endodontics (root canal) at affordable prices.

For more information, call 998-9640.

M-Fit office moves

The M-Fit office has relocated to 2850 S. Industrial, Suite 600, Ann Arbor, 48104-6773. The M-Fit office can be reached by contacting the Employee Wellness Program, 975-4410; Community Health Promotion, 975-4387; DrinkWise, 975-4463; or Corporate Health Promotion, 975-4463.

Graduate Library offers Koran, philosophy resource workshops

The Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library will offer workshops on Koran and philosophy resources this month.

  • Resources on the Koran and Koranic Studies, 10 a.m.–noon Jan. 24, Jonathan Rodgers. This session will provide an introduction to bibliographic resources in the field. The emphasis will be on print materials available in the Library, but the workshop will include information on Index Islamicus on CD-ROM and useful Web sites.

  • The New Philosopher’s Index, 10–11 a.m. Jan. 27, Scott Dennis. The most comprehensive online index to philosophical literature, formerly provided by Dialog, is now available from SilverPlatter via the WebSPIRS interface.

    To register for a workshop, send e-mail to or call 763-1539.

    ITD offers personal software tutorials

    The Information Technology Division (ITD) is offering personal tutorials and classroom workshops for effectively using software. A Microsoft Office 2000 tutorial CD-ROM, providing instructions for Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, FrontPage and Outlook, is available for $15 at the U-M Computer Showcase or through M-Stores with departmental funds. While the tutorial is available online,, the CD offers faster access and greater convenience.

    Classroom workshops on Office 2000 will be offered this term, as well as new courses on such topics as Project Management Principles, Netware Desktop Management with ZenWorks, GQL Statement of Activity and Service Unit Billing, and The Well Connected Family. A complete pull-out schedule of ITD’s winter workshops is in this issue of the Record.

    Meet the Athletes

    U-Meet the Athlete, a program designed to give children ages 10–14 the opportunity to meet University student-athletes and participate in sport mini-clinics with them, will offer eight Saturday sessions noon–1:30 p.m. Jan. 29–April 1 at the Central Campus Recreation Bldg. Program goals are mastering the fundamentals of a sport, staying in school and staying healthy. The $10 per session cost will benefit the Jeff Reese-KidSport Play Award fund, which gives disadvantaged children in the Ann Arbor community the opportunity to attend KidSport Summer Day Camp. Programs are: Women’s Softball, Jan. 29; Men’s Baseball, Feb. 5; Women’s Soccer, Feb. 12; Men’s Football, Feb. 19; Women’s Volleyball, March 11; Men’s Wrestling, March 18; Women’s Basketball, March 25; Men’s Basketball, April 1.

    Registrations will be accepted on a first come-first serve basis. For more information, contact Kerry Winkelseth, 647-2708 or

    OPD&E announces computer ethics, security and policy series

    The Office of Policy Development and Education (OPD&E) and the U-M-Dearborn Center for Corporate and Professional Development will present workshops on computer ethics, security and policy at Dearborn beginning in February.

    The series is targeted to system administrators, IT management, individuals interested in how larger societal issues impact the use of technology or anyone interested in learning more about individual rights and privileges.

    The workshops are scheduled 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Ethics—Technology and Policy: Beyond the Letter of the Law? Feb. 8, April 19 and June 20.

  • Security—Technology and Security: How Vulnerable Are You? Feb. 15, April 26 and June 27.

  • Policy—Technology and Ethics: Can They Co-Exist? Feb. 22, May 3 and July 11.

    Participants will earn .7 continuing education units (CEUs) per workshop and a certificate of participation. Those who complete the series also will receive 2.1 CEUs and certificates of participation and advocacy. Cost of the series (all three workshops) is $695. Individual workshops are $245.

    To register, call (313) 593-4771. For more information, call Linda Grischy, (313) 593-8392, or Paul Millis, 764-8176.