The University Record, January 31, 2000


Art museum announces ‘Orchid Pavilion Gathering’ events

The Museum of Art will offer the following activities in conjunction with “The Orchid Pavilion Gathering” exhibition. The events are free unless otherwise indicated.

  • Docent-led tours, 2 p.m. Sundays, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.

  • Gallery Talk: 2 p.m. Feb. 6. Curator of Asian Art Marshall Wu will give a personal overview and introduction to the exhibition.

  • “The Lantern Festival,” a celebration of Chinese culture: 1–5 p.m. Feb. 20, the date of the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival marking the end of the 15-day period celebrating the Chinese New Year. The Festival includes hands-on activities and performances to celebrate Chinese art and culture.

  • Exhibition Tour and Chinese Opera Lecture: 6:30 p.m. March 23, a tour of the exhibition followed by a lecture/demonstration on the jingju style of Chinese opera presented by jingju master Zhou Long, of the Beijing Opera Academy. This event is a collaboration between the Museum of Art, the Center for Chinese Studies and the University Musical Society. For tickets to the Beijing Opera’s March 24 production of “Forgiveness,” directed by Chen Shi-Zheng, contact the UMS box office at 764-2538.

  • Art Videos: 12:10 p.m. Wednesdays and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays.

    Feb. 2: The Art Gallery in the Desert, exploring the Gobi Desert cave art. Feb. 9–10: Canal Boat to History, art and culture along China’s Grand Canal. Feb. 16–17: A Day on the Grand Canal with the Emperor of China. David Hockney examines a 17th-century Chinese scroll. Feb. 23–24: Ming Garden. The Metropolitan Museum builds a traditional Chinese courtyard.

    For information, call 763-UMMA (8662) or visit the Web at

    Search launched for vice president for student affairs

    President Lee C. Bollinger has announced the launch of a search for the vice president for student affairs. The members of the search advisory committee include:

    Chair Thomas E. Weisskopf, director, Residential College, professor of economics and research scientist, Center for Russian and East European Studies; Alphonse R. Burdi, professor of anatomy and cell biology, director of the Inteflex Program and research scientist, Center for Human Growth and Development; Cinda-Sue Davis, program director, Women in Science and Engineering;

    Bram Elias, president, Michigan Student Assembly; Linda Gillum, assistant provost for academic affairs; Sandra Gregerman, interim assistant to the dean and program director, Undergraduate Education, LS&A; Lorraine Gutierrez, associate professor of social work;

    Julia Ann Hower, director, Office of New Student Programs, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; J. Wayne Jones, associate dean of undergraduate education, College of Engineering, and professor of materials and metallurgical engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Jean P. Krish, professor of physics;

    Kerry C. Larson, senior associate dean, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, and associate professor of English; Robert E. Megginson, associate professor of mathematics; Lester P. Monts, associate provost for academic affairs and professor of music; Robert M. Owen, LS&A associate dean for undergraduate education and long-range planning and professor of marine geology; Derrick E. Scott, program director, Engineering Undergraduate Education, College of Engineering; Leslie C. Wimsatt, doctoral candidate, School of Education.

    The committee will conduct a national search and present an unranked slate of final candidates to Bollinger. Although an executive search firm will be retained, nominations are welcome and may be sent to Chacona Johnson,

    Department changes name

    The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology has changed its name to the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology. The Ph.D. degree program (formerly Cell, Developmental and Neural Biology) also has changed to Cell and Developmental Biology.

    The department focuses education, training and research activities on the fields of cell biology, embryology and developmental biology.

    The address and phone number remain the same: 4647 Med Sci II, 1301 Catherine St., 0616; 763-2537.

    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.

    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.

    ‘Ask the Doctor’ series continues Feb. 17

    Turner Geriatric Clinic’s “Ask the Doctor” series will continue 2–3:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in Room 1139, Cancer & Geriatrics Centers Bldg. Amna Buttar, research fellow and lecturer in internal medicine, will discuss the benefits of screening tests and specific exams that may be administered by medical professionals. For more information, call 764-2556.

    Peace Corps information session is Feb. 8

    A Peace Corps information session will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 in Room 9, International Center. The Peace Corps needs individuals to depart in May, June and July to Africa, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific Rim. Interested students should apply as soon as possible.

    For more information, visit the Web at or send e-mail to

    Law School symposium will address gender equity in athletics

    The Journal of Law Reform will sponsor a symposium, “Competing in the 21st Century: Title IX, Gender Equity and Athletics,” Feb. 4–5 in Room 100, Hutchins Hall. Six panels will explore Title IX’s application to athletics. Panelists will include Norma V. Cantu, assistant secretary for civil rights, U.S. Department of Education; Jim Delany, commissioner of the Big Ten Conference; and Curt Levey, director of legal and public affairs, Center for Individual Rights, and counsel representing Miami University athletes in a Title IX lawsuit.

    Tom Goss, director of athletics; Christine H.B. Grant, women’s athletic director at the University of Iowa; and Donna Lopiano, executive director of the Women’s Sports Foundation, also will give presentations.

    Admission is free for U-M students, faculty and staff. Banquet reservations are $25. Advance registration is required by the end of the day today (Jan. 31). Send checks payable to the Journal of Law Reform, 625 S. State St. 1215 or fax registration to 764-6043. For more information, visit the Web at or contact Julia Blankertz or Shannon Kimball, 763-2195.

    McCallum will speak Feb. 3

    Donald McCallum, professor of art history at the University of California, Los Angeles, will discuss “Matsumoto Shunsuke, 1944–1948: Desperation, Redemption, Death” at noon Feb. 3 in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg. McCallum will address the impact the final years of World War II had on the work of Japanese painter Matsumoto Shunsuke.

    McCallum specializes in Japanese Buddhist art, with particular emphasis on sculpture and iconography. His most recent publications include Zenkoji and Its Icon: A Study in Medieval Japanese Religious Art and the article “The Earliest Buddhist Statues in Japan.”

    McCallum’s talk is sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies. For more information, visit the Web at or call 764-6307.

    Vote for Tappan Tree location

    Seniors may vote for the location of the Class of 2000’s Tappan Tree Feb. 1–15 on the Web at President Lee C. Bollinger and members of the Class of 2000 will plant the tree and place a special marker at the winning location during the first Senior Ceremonial on April 10, the beginning of Senior Days.

    The Tappan Tree tradition began in 1858 when the graduating class planted a tree to honor U-M’s first president, Henry Tappan.

    Other Senior Days events, sponsored by the Alumni Association, the Division of Student Affairs and the Development Annual Giving Fund, include workshops, receptions, the Michigan Leadership Awards and Alumni Orientation on the Diag.

    Author David Baker will speak Feb. 3,4

    David Baker, author, editor, professor of English and the Thomas B. Fordham Chair of Creative Writing at Denison University, will discuss “Heresy and the Ideal: Hummer, Bloom and the Critique of the Romantic” at 4 p.m. Feb. 3 in Room 3222, Angell Hall. Baker also will participate in a roundtable discussion on publishing and editing to be held at noon Feb. 4 in the Hopwood Room, Angell Hall.

    Baker’s visit is sponsored by the Department of English and the Office of the Provost. For more information, call 764-6330.

    LIR will offer mini-classes

    The Learning in Retirement (LIR) program of the Geriatrics Center will offer mini-classes and study groups beginning Feb. 7 at the Turner Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road.

    Courses will include:

  • Mondays: Great Decisions, Japanese History and Culture

  • Tuesdays: Investment Club, Opera, Current Events, James Joyce, Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Wednesdays: Camera Club, Opera, Group Communication, Writing Personal Memoirs, A Closer Look at Plants

  • Thursdays: Third-Year French, An Alfred Hitchcock Retrospective, Writing Personal Memoirs

  • Fridays: Asia through Literature, Russian Family Law, Writing, Short Fiction, Contemporary Art

    To register or for course fees, call 998-9353.

    Cowger to give Haas Lecture

    Gary L. Cowger, group vice president for labor relations at General Motors Corp., will present the College of Engineering’s Carroll J. Haas Sr. Distinguished Lecture in Manufacturing 3:30–4:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Chrysler Center Auditorium. Cowger will discuss the effects of e-commerce on the manufacturing industry.

    The free, public Haas Lecture series sponsors an annual lecture by distinguished representatives of the manufacturing industry. For more information, call 763-0480.

    Sign up for IM sports

    The Intramural (IM) Sports Program will offer a swimming and diving meet, three-point shootout and free-throw contest. Entry deadlines and event times, dates and locations are:

  • Swimming and diving meet, entry deadline: 4:30 p.m. Feb. 1, IM Sports Bldg., $5 per individual, $25 per team. The meet will begin at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Canham Natatorium.

  • Three-Point Shootout and Free-Throw Contest, entry deadline: Feb. 4, IM Sports Bldg., $5 per individual, per event. Both events will be conducted 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Feb. 4 at the IM Sports Bldg.

    For more information, call 763-3562.

    CAMRC announces two lectures, workshops

    The Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Center (CAMRC) will sponsor two free, public lectures and workshops Feb. 9 and Feb. 15 in the Maternal and Child Health Center Auditorium.

    Theo Paredes, anthropologist, and Ruben Orellana, external consultant to the National Institute of Culture in Cusco, Peru, will discuss “Shamanic Healing Practices of South America” noon–1 p.m. Feb. 9 and present an in-depth workshop on the subject 1–3 p.m. Feb. 9.

    Lewis Mehl-Madrona, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, will address “Coyote Medicine: Lessons for Healing from Native America” noon–1 p.m. Feb. 15 and offer an intensive workshop 2–5 p.m. Feb. 15.

    Advanced registration via e-mail to is required for the in-depth workshops. For information, call 998-7715 or visit the Web at

    Ecologically sensitive architecture is focus of van der Ryn’s lecture

    Sim van der Ryn, professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss ecologically sensitive, energy-efficient and sustainable architecture and development at 6 p.m. today (Jan. 31) in Room 2104, Art and Architecture Bldg.

    While serving as the state architect of California, van der Ryn designed the Bateson Building in Sacramento, the first of a series of energy-efficient state office buildings. Under van der Ryn’s direction, the California Energy Efficient State Building Program implemented climate-responsive design and thermal performance computer modeling, which became the standard for energy-efficient building design.

    Van der Ryn’s free talk is sponsored by the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. For information, call 764-1300.

    Pierpont Commons announces winter Uncommon Courses

    The Pierpont Commons will offer a wide range of Uncommon Courses winter term. Selections include Massage, Beginning Tai Chi Chuan, Sign Language, Meditation, Scottish Dance, Cardio Kick-Boxing, Juggling Arts, Tae Kwon Do, Chain and Wire Necklace Making and Yoga. To register or for more information, call 647-6838 or visit the Pierpont Commons Arts and Programs Office, mezzanine level. Individuals who sign up for two or more classes will receive a 10 percent discount off course fees.

    Arts of Citizenship offers 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 ten 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.

    Grants may be used for release time, summer supplemental pay, hiring of project staff, purchase of research materials, travel costs, and event or project costs. Grant recipients must provide progress reports and participate in discussions with other faculty and students in the Arts of Citizenship Program.

    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.

    ‘Diversity: Focus on India’ on display at Dearborn

    “Diversity: Focus on India,” an exhibition presenting Indian handicraft, carpets, regional costumes, sculpture and miniature paintings, is on display through Feb. 14 at U-M-Dearborn’s Alfred Berkowitz Gallery in the Mardigian Library. The exhibition, sponsored by the Art Museum Project and the Indian Student Association, is the third in a series of projects focusing on various communities represented on the Dearborn campus and addressing issues and ideas relevant to these groups.

    Lectures and performances of traditional music and dance will be offered in conjunction with the exhibition. For Gallery hours, call (313) 593-5400. For program information, call the Art Museum Project, (313) 593-5058.