The University Record, January 24, 2000

Briefings

Bollinger on Michigan Radio today

President Lee C. Bollinger will be on Michigan Radio (WUOM 91.7 FM) live 3–4 p.m. today (Jan. 24) to speak on athletics in higher education and answer questions following his talk. During the show, individuals may call (888) 258-9866 to comment.

W-2s have been mailed

Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statements for 1999 were mailed last week to University regular and part-time employees who received earnings in 1999. The format of the 1999 Form W-2 is the same as last year.

Federal and state taxable wages listed exclude any tax-deferred retirement contributions. However, such contributions were subject to Social Security and Medicare tax and are therefore included in Social Security and Medicare wages. Separate boxes on the W-2 indicate whether the staff member was enrolled in a retirement plan and the amount of retirement contributions that were “elective” tax-deferred contributions. The total tax-deferred retirement contributions are indicated in a separate footnote on the W-2.

Also excluded from federal/state and Social Security wages will be any pre-tax health insurance and group life insurance premiums deducted in 1999, as well as any dependent care/medical reimbursement account deductions. Dependent care deductions are summarized in a separate box on the Form W-2.

A footnote showing the total of Flint/Dearborn/Ann Arbor United Way payroll deductions for 1999 also is included.

Staff members who had a city income tax withheld in 1999 will receive a Form CW-2 for the appropriate city in a separate mailing.

Errors in Social Security numbers should be reported to the Payroll Office. Questions regarding information on W-2 forms should be directed to the Payroll Office, G395 Wolverine Tower, 764-8267. Individuals who do not receive their W-2 by Jan. 31 should call 764-8250.

Goss to address Assembly today

Senate Assembly will meet at 3 p.m. today (Jan. 24) in Rackham Assembly Hall. Athletic Director Tom Goss will address the meeting at 3 p.m., and Lewis Kleinsmith, Senate Assembly vice-chair, will offer an update on life insurance and prescription drug benefit coverage. Charles Koopmann, Tenure Committee chair, will be present to seek Assembly endorsement of the Tenure Committee’s report.

Hopwood ceremony is Jan. 25

Fiction author Sue Miller will read from her work at the Hopwood Underclassmen Awards Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in Rackham Auditorium.

Miller is known for her many best-selling novels, including While I Was Gone, The Distinguished Guest and Inventing the Abbotts. She has lectured at Boston University, Tufts University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.

The Hopwood program was begun by prominent American dramatist and U-M alumnus Avery Hopwood, and offers approximately $90,000 in prizes every year to aspiring writers. The Hopwood Underclassmen Contest is part of the Hopwood Program, and is open to freshmen and sophomores.

For information, call Ian Twiss at 647-6471.

U-Move offers teen fitness club

U-Move Fitness will offer a series of fitness classes, called Club U-Move, for middle school- and high school-age teens. Courses include Lifeguarding, Kickboxing, Hip Hop and Step Aerobics. Club U-Move programs will be held on the weekend and in the evening. For more information, call 764-1342 or stop by the U-Move office (8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.), Room 1271, Central Campus Recreation Bldg.

Graduate School accepting Summer Institute applications through Feb. 4

The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies is accepting applications for its Summer Interdisciplinary Institute beginning May 2000. The Institute will be co-directed by Elizabeth Wingrove, assistant professor of political science, and Jonathan Metzl, lecturer in women’s studies and in psychiatry.

The Institute’s theme is “Structure: Arrangements of Matter and Meaning.” Institute fellows will explore structure as a unifying and diversifying concept—how it enables, delimits and represents the work they do as researchers, artists, students and teachers. Sessions will be oriented around the multiple meanings of this term as it is used across and within disciplines.

Application forms are being sent to all departments via Campus Mail. Those eligible to apply are Rackham graduate students on the Ann Arbor campus, postdoctoral fellows and all tenure and tenure-track faculty and primary research faculty members on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. Faculty fellows will receive a stipend of $7,000, postdoctoral fellows will receive $5,500 and graduate student fellows will receive $4,000.

The application deadline is Feb. 4. For more information, visit the Web at www.rackham.umich.edu/Events/rsii.html or contact Lynne Dumas, ledumas@umich.edu or 647-2644.

Humanities Institute exhibition highlights work of Olson, Porter, Materson

The work of Marianetta Porter, associate professor of art, local artist Lisa Olson and Raymond Materson of Wynantville, N.Y., is on display in the Institute for the Humanities’ gallery areas. Works in mixed and sometimes non-traditional materials are presented.

Porter and Olson collaboratively design works made of domestic materials that celebrate the everyday. Materson, who is self-taught, began his career in art using such materials as nylon reinforcement thread from worn socks and an embroidery hoop made from a plastic plate.

Materson will be on campus during February as a Visiting Artist at the Residential College. He will discuss “A Stitch in Time: A Reflection” at noon Feb. 8 in Room 1524, Rackham Bldg. Porter and Olson will join Materson for a public celebration of the exhibition 5–6:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Institute gallery areas and Room 1524, Rackham Bldg.

The exhibition is co-sponsored by the Arts of Citizenship program.

For more information, visit the Web at www.lsa.umich.edu/humin, call Mary Price, 936-3519, or send e-mail to humin@umich.edu.

Summer student research funds are available

The Cancer Center seeks applications for research funds available through the Prostate SPORE grant. Projects directed toward the cure or understanding of mechanisms involved in prostate cancer may be awarded up to $2,500 for May–June research. Undergraduate, graduate and medical students, as well as fellows, are eligible.

The Prostate SPORE executive committee will review proposals on the basis of originality, scientific merit and relevance to prostate cancer.

Interested applicants must submit 10 copies of the application form and a mentor’s recommendation letter by 5 p.m. March 15. For information, contact principal investigator Ken Pienta, 747-3421, or Jill Miller, 763-3455.

CAMRC seeks volunteers

The Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Center (CAMRC) will hold a volunteer meeting 6–7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Center, 715 E Huron St, Suite 1W. Volunteers are needed to transport patients, answer phones, complete Medline and Web searches, staff information fairs and work on the CAMRC library. For more information, send e-mail to camrc@umich.edu or call 998-7715.

MIRLYNWeb login has changed

The login procedure for MIRLYNWeb and other University Library resources requiring authentication has changed.

Individuals must use their uniqnames to sign-on to MIRLYNWeb, UM-Medsearch and other Web-based library resources. Passwords may be either a distinct University Library password of the user’s choice or the user’s UMICH password.

Both the old and new login methods can be used through January, with the new login process in full use in February. For more information, visit the Web at www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/mirlyn/authenchange/.

Matthaei has volunteer opportunities

The Matthaei Botanical Gardens needs volunteers to work in the Conservatory, indoor garden areas and greenhouses, and Gift Shop. A training session will be held January–June. Knowledge of botany or horticulture is helpful, but not necessary.

The Gardens also has initiated a new volunteer program, the Gardens Ambassador, for May–October when the outdoor gardens are a central focus for visitors. These volunteers will welcome visitors with general information about the plants, garden designs, sculpture and basic horticulture.

To volunteer, contact Barbara Lofstrom, 998-7061 or lofstrom@umich.edu.

Faculty Exploratory announces

January workshops

The following workshops will be offered in the Faculty Exploratory in January:

  • Web Workshops: The Potential of PowerPoint, 10 a.m.–noon Jan. 31; Excel as a Grade Book, 10 a.m.–noon Jan. 25.

  • Photoshop Skills: Getting Started with Photoshop, 1–3 p.m. Jan. 27.

  • Citation Management: EndNote & ProCite Comparison, 4–6 p.m. Jan. 25; EndNote & ProCite Comparison, 2–4 p.m. Jan. 31.

  • For New Users: Welcome to Windows (Fundamentals), 1–2:30 p.m. today (Jan. 24); File Transfer & E-Mail Attachments (Mac), 2–3 p.m. Jan. 28; File Transfer & E-Mail Attachments (PC), 3:30–4:30 p.m. Jan. 28.

    To register, visit the Web at www.exploratory.lib.umich.edu, send e-mail to exploratory@umich.edu or call 647-7406.

    ‘Prague Through Its “Endless Inside” ’ to open Jan. 24

    The exhibition “Prague Through Its ‘Endless Inside,’” hosted by the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, is on display in the College Gallery, Room 2106, Art and Architecture Bldg.

    Works from the College’s Prague studio program will be featured. This year undergraduate and graduate students analyzed the “Stare Mesto” (Old Town) of Prague through its interior passages. Direct on-site timed, measured and constructed sketches; drawings from memory of spaces in the city; and extended constructed analytical drawings are included.

    The College Gallery is open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. Martha Skinner and Douglas Hecker, both lecturers in architecture, will discuss the exhibition at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Gallery. For more information, call 764-1300.

    Sign up for IM badminton

    Individuals interested in the Badminton Singles & Doubles Tournament, sponsored by the Intramural Sports (IM) Program, must register by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the IM Sports Bldg. The entry fee is $5 per individual, $9 per double team. The tournament will be played beginning at 10 a.m. Jan. 29 and noon Jan. 30 at the North Campus Recreation Bldg., 2375 Hubbard. For more information, call 763-3562.

    Matthaei’s ‘Out of Africa’ to highlight plants in African Diaspora

    The Matthaei Botanical Gardens’ program “Peoples, Plants & Cultures” will focus in February on plants and their role in the African Diaspora. “Out of Africa” will include events for school groups, families and the general public.

    The program begins on Feb. 4 with a festive benefit evening, “Such a Night!!–Art, Jasmine & Jazz.” An exhibition, “Piecing Memories—African American Quilt Making,” will be on display Feb. 5–March 3 in the Auditorium. Featured quiltmakers will discuss their art and design Feb. 12. Other events include a family activity day, Feb. 5; special school programs, Feb. 8–March 3; and a scouting activity day, Feb. 19.

    Pre-registration is required for all activities. For fees or more information, call 998-7061 or visit the Web at www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg.

    Olmsted will speak Jan. 25

    Jennifer Olmsted, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, will discuss “Women, Family and Economics in the Middle East” at 4 p.m. Jan. 25 in Room 2609, Social Work Bldg. She will focus on the links between women’s labor force participation, literacy rates and fertility rates.

    Olmsted is the author of many articles on development and gender issues and is the editor of Middle East Women’s Studies and Research in Middle East Economics. She has taught at American University, within the University of California system and at the U-M-Flint.

    The program is sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies and is co-sponsored by the Center for International Business Education, the School of Public Health Interdepartmental Concentration in Women’s and Reproductive Health and the Women’s Studies Program. For more information, call 764-0350, send e-mail to cmenas@umich.edu or visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~iinet/cmenas/.

    Pound House needs used toner cartridges

    Pound House Children’s Center is seeking donations of used printer toner cartridges to help support its scholarship program. The used cartridges are recycled and the resulting funds annually provide partial scholarships for several families.

    For more information, call 998-8440.

    Dental Health Day is Feb. 5

    The School of Dentistry will hold a Dental Health Day 9 a.m.–noon Feb. 5 on the first floor, School of Dentistry Bldg., 1011 N. University. Free x-rays, dental examinations and oral cancer screenings will be available.

    The public may enter the building through the North University entrance or the plaza or third levels of the Fletcher St. Parking Structure. For more information, call 763-3313.

    Juvenile justice focus of symposium

    The Law School’s Criminal Justice Society will sponsor a day-long “Juvenile Justice Symposium” Jan. 28 in Room 250, Hutchins Hall. The symposium will address the current controversies, including the case of Nathaniel Abraham, surrounding juvenile crime and punishment.

    Panelists will include Judge Joan Young; Oakland County Prosecutor David Gorcyca; Barry Feld, University of Minnesota Law School; and James Rollin, Jane Addams School of Social Work, University of Illinois, Chicago. Discussions relevant to social work, education, urban planning and law will be presented. A luncheon debate, “Trying Minors as Adults,” will feature Michigan Sen. William Van Regenmorter and Donald Duquette, director, Child Advocacy Clinic.

    The symposium is free, but the luncheon program costs $15. For information, call Kelly O’Donnell, 764-8909, or Sarah Riley, 623-9396.

    Dearborn Commission for Women offers conflict resolution program

    The U-M-Dearborn Commission for Women will offer “Conflict Resolution at Work and Home” noon–1:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Faculty/Staff Lounge, University Mall, Dearborn campus. The featured speaker at the free program will be Elizabeth Barton, adjunct lecturer, School of Education, Dearborn, and associate director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State University, who has trained more than 100,000 individuals in conflict resolution and violence prevention.

    For information, call (313) 593-5188.

    Explore your emotional intelligence

    Janell P. Kilgore, staff counselor, Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, will discuss “Emotional Intelligence: What Is It?” noon–1 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Michigan Room, Michigan League. The brown-bag program, sponsored by the Commission for Women, will explore the personal qualities that constitute emotional intelligence and how they can be developed.

    For information, call Elaine Sims, 936-7634.

    ‘Rhythms’ concerts are Feb. 3–6

    “Worldwide Rhythms,” this year’s annual Dance Department concert, will be performed at 8 p.m. Feb. 3–5 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Power Center for the Performing Arts. Tony- and Emmy-award-winner Donald McKayle, resident choreographer of the Limon Dance Company and professor of dance at the University of California, Irvine, will present “Rainbow Suite,” a semi-narrative work that depicts the life of chain gang prisoners in the American South. Four faculty choreographers will showcase works that capture the pulse and movement of the Americas, the concert’s geographic focus.

    Tickets are $18 and $14 for reserved seating, and $7 for students (two per ID). Tickets are available at the League Ticket Office and at the Power Center Box Office one hour prior to performances. For information, call 764-0450.

    Lie to speak Jan. 27

    John Lie, professor and chair, Sociology Department, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will discuss “Multiethnic Japan” noon–1 p.m. Jan. 27 in Room 4051, LS&A Bldg. Lie argues against the view that Japan has been and is an ethnically homogeneous society.

    Lie’s recent publications include Blue Dreams: Korean Americans and the Los Angeles Riots and Sociology of Contemporary Japan. He is currently completing a book titled Multiethnic Japan.

    Lie’s lecture is co-sponsored by the Center for Research on Social Organizations and the Center for Japanese Studies. For more information, visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~iinet/cjs/events/CJSevents.html or call 764-6307.