The University Record, July 3, 2000


Two summer ‘Record’ issues remain

The Record has two summer issues remaining—July 17 and Aug. 14.

Calendar and Briefings items for the July 17 issue are due by 5 p.m. July 11; items for the Aug. 14 issue are due by 5 p.m. Aug. 8. The July 17 Calendar will include events held July 17–Aug. 16, and the Aug. 14 Calendar will list events held Aug. 14–Sept. 7.

Display advertising is due by 5 p.m. July 10 for the July 17 issue and by 5 p.m. Aug. 7 for the August 14 issue.

Reimbursement accounts deadline is July 18

To ensure reimbursement in a July paycheck, health care and/or dependent care reimbursement account(s) claims are due by 5 p.m. July 18 for all individuals, whether paid biweekly or monthly. Drop off or mail claims to the Benefits Office (Central Campus), Wolverine Tower-Low Rise G405, 3003 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1278. Claims are considered within the deadline based on the date received in the Benefits Office.

Forms and a list of due dates are available on the Web at, and in the Reimbursement Accounts Claims Kit. For more information, contact any Benefits Office: Central Campus, (734) 763-1214; Medical Campus, (734) 764-6584; Flint, (810) 766-6845; or Dearborn, (313) 593-5192.

Regents to meet July 13–14

The Regents will meet beginning at 1:30 p.m. July 13 in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Bldg. Agenda items include the FY2000–01 General Fund operating budget, tuition and fee rates for all three campuses, the Health System budget and strategic plan, and the Athletic Department budget. Public comments will be heard at 4 p.m. July 13, and the meeting will resume at 9:30 a.m. July 14.

Road construction has begun on Medical Campus

The construction project to resurface the circle drive in front of the Medical School and replace sidewalks, curbs and gutters in the vicinity began June 27. The circle drive will be closed to all traffic for approximately two months. Pedestrian traffic in and out of the front doors of the Medical Science I Bldg. is restricted. Temporary access for pedestrians going to and from the parking decks and University Hospital will be maintained along the north side of the Kresge Research III Bldg.

Play IM tennis

The Intramural (IM) Sports Program is offering a summer singles and doubles tennis tournament, to be played beginning at 5 p.m. July 14 and 10 a.m. July 15–16 at the Varsity Tennis Center. Interested individuals must register by 2 p.m. July 13 at the IM Sports Bldg. The entry fee is $5 for singles and $9 for doubles. For more information, call (734) 763-3562.

Arb tour is July 16

A free, docent-led tour of Nichols Arboretum will begin at 2 p.m. July 16 at the Reader Center, 1610 Washington Heights. Docents Jaq Brown and Gail Lauzzana will lead participants down to the Huron River and point out special geological features, teach individuals how to identify different tree species and discuss riverside life.

Volunteer docents lead tours on the third Sunday of every month. For more information, call (734) 998-9540.

New health center is open in Canton

The Health System recently opened Canton Health Center, 1051 N. Canton Center Road, replacing Plymouth Health Center and Plymouth/Canton Health Center. The 40,000-square-foot Health Center is expected to accommodate a significant increase in patient visits.

The $8.4 million facility features all the services housed at the previous sites—internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, adult medicine and radiology—as well as new specialty services, including cardiology, mammography and ultrasound.

The Health Center also has more physicians, larger exam rooms, enhanced registration and check-in capability, larger waiting rooms and better parking.

For information, call (734) 844-5400.

Nageswaran to discuss Arginine, cardiovascular diseases

This month’s Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Center (CAMRC) Open Research Meeting will feature Soni Nageswaran discussing “The Use of Arginine in Cardiovascular Diseases” 4–5 p.m. July 7 in Room 6311, Medical Science I Bldg.

The CAMRC Open Research Meeting, usually on the first Friday of each month, will not be held in August. The noon lecture series, usually on the third Tuesday of every month, will resume in September.

For more information, call (734) 998-7715 or send e-mail to

Art Museum hosts special activities during the art fairs

The Museum of Art will host several special, free activities July 19–22 during the art fairs. The Museum also will match the fairs’ hours—10 a.m.–9 p.m. July 19–21 and 10 a.m.–6 p.m. July 22.

  • Light classical music and jazz piano, 1–3 p.m. each day.

  • Family walk, a self-guided tour of the crafts and quilts shows with hands-on activities, 1–4 p.m. each day.

  • Amish quilts gallery talk, Barbara Kilbourn, 3 p.m. July 19. Kilbourn will explore the background of Amish quilts and demonstrate how to distinguish Amish quilting by design, color and pattern.

  • Glass gallery talk, Kimberly Emmert, 3 p.m. July 20. Emmert will provide an overview of the history of glass, from ancient times to the present.

  • Ceramic gallery talk, Jeri Hollister, photographer II, Department of History of Art, 3 p.m. July 21. Hollister will focus on the ceramic art in the White House crafts exhibition and discuss ceramics from the point of view of 20th century sculptural technology.

  • Artist’s Talk, metal artist Tom Muir, 2 p.m. July 22. Muir, one of the artists represented in the crafts exhibition, will discuss his work. His sculptures also can be found in the Chicago Art Institute and the Smithsonian Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery.

  • Woodwork gallery talk, Patrick McDaniel, 3 p.m. July 22. McDaniel will critique the wood pieces from the White House crafts exhibition and discuss what one should look for when selecting wood art.

    For more information, call (734) 764-0395 or (734) 763-8662 (recorded events hotline).

    Online advertising, interactive promotion are focus of program

    Amy Harcourt, owner of Definitive Marketing, will moderate a panel discussion titled “So You Want to Market Online? How to Attract and Retain Customers Through Online Advertising and Interactive Promotion” at 5:30 p.m. July 11 at the Launch Pad, 330 E. Liberty. The program, part of the Ann Arbor IT Zone’s Marketing and Sales series, will feature panelists Jordan Berke, director, Dialog Management for Beyond Interactive; David Rossiter, creative director, Enlighten; and Bridget Fahrland, associate creative director, Fry Multimedia.

    Registration, $25 for non-IT Zone members and $5 for students, can be done on the Web at, by e-mail to or by calling (734) 623-8286. Individuals also may register using cash or check at the door at 5 p.m. July 11. Admission is free for IT Zone members.

    Guild House offers workshops

    Guild House is offering three free spiritual workshops this summer at 802 Monroe.

  • The Christ Avatar: Opening the Heart Chakra, David Winfree, 8:30 a.m.–noon July 15. Individuals from all faith traditions are invited to learn about the transforming power of love, forgiveness and service to others, as expressed through the Christ Avatar. Seating for the program is limited.

  • Introduction to Meditation, David Winfree, 8:30 a.m. July 8, Aug. 5 and Aug. 26. The four-hour workshop provides an introduction to meditation, visualization and breathing techniques. Guided meditations and possibly a walking meditation will be included.

  • Four Keys to Life-Transforming Prayer, David Winfree, 8:30 a.m.–noon Aug. 19. The workshop will focus on the basics of prayer.

    Call (734) 662-5189 or (734) 998-1946 to reserve a space.

    Herb Fest 2000 slated for Aug. 12

    The Matthaei Botanical Gardens is hosting Herb Fest 2000 9 a.m.–3:45 p.m. Aug. 12. Highlights include:

  • Learning how to grow, use and care for rosemary with Jean Riggs, Sunshine Farms, Commerce Township.

  • Updating knowledge of hawthorn as it relates to cardiovascular health. Suzie Zick, a naturopathic physician and postdoctoral research fellow, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Center, will talk about her current research.

  • Discovering herbs located along local roads and neighborhoods with Marian Gonsior, a member of the Herb Study Group. Gonsior’s program will consist of a slide presentation and discussion.

  • Cooking with healing herbs with Leigh Ann Knope, a local herbalist and educator. Knope will discuss how individuals can nourish their bodies with local medicinal plants. Samples and recipes will be provided.

    Participants also can explore the herb, botanical and conservatory gardens and view the Herb Study Group’s educational displays. The registration fee, $30 for the general public or $25 for Friends members, includes an herbal box lunch. Seating is limited, so early registration is advised.

    For more information, call (734) 484-0913 or (734) 662-0009 or send e-mail to or

    Amish quilts on display at Art Museum

    “Amish Quilts 1880 to 1940 from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown” will be on display July 8–Sept. 10 in the West Gallery at the Museum of Art. The quilts are drawn from the collection of Faith and Stephen Brown, U-M alumni, who have collected and studied Amish quilts for about 25 years. The exhibition highlights the aesthetic complexity of Amish quilts, revealing their bold, rich colors and striking shapes and graphic qualities.

    Julie Silber, co-curator of the exhibition, will discuss “The Amish and Their Quilts” at 3 p.m. July 9 at the Museum. For more information, call (734) 764-0395 or (734) 763-8662 (recorded events hotline).

    Dearborn’s Berkowitz Gallery displays works from collection

    “Selections from the Permanent Collection” will be on display July 17–Sept. 1 at the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, third floor, Mardigian Library, U-M-Dearborn. The exhibition will feature paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture and studio art glass from the gallery’s permanent collection.

    Glass works by contemporary artists, historic glass by Daum, Lalique, Steuben and Baccarat, and the outdoor sculpture collection are special highlights. For more information, call (313) 593-5400 (current hours) or (313) 593-5058 (Art Museum Project).

    Arboretum receives national award

    The Nichols Arboretum received the American Society of Landscape Architects Centennial Medallion Award on June 10. The award recognizes designed landscapes that have influenced and enhanced the community and the lives of citizens.

    Nichols Arboretum and the City of Ann Arbor’s Gallup, Furstenburg, Cedar Bend and Island parks are among the 20 landscapes in Michigan that have received this award. The Arboretum and Island and Cedar Bend parks represent landmark plans created by the landscape architect Ossian Cole Simonds.

    Canterbury House receives $100,000 grant

    Canterbury House, the Episcopal student center at the U-M, has received a $100,000 “spirituality grant” from Trinity Episcopal Church in New York City. Canterbury House received the grant to share its unique approach to music and worship with churches around the country as part of a three-year national conversation on innovations in liturgy and sacred music.

    Canterbury House is known for its “Jazz Mass,” which springs from a creative partnership between Rev. Matthew Lawrence and Stephen Rush, associate professor of music and music director at Canterbury House. Canterbury House also stresses silent meditations, readings from other religious traditions and open conversations.

    Lawrence and Rush plan to use the grant to hold local workshops with area clergy and music directors; write and conduct research on innovations in liturgy and sacred music; conduct online discussions and resource-sharing via the Web; and produce CDs and written materials about the “Jazz Mass.”

    ‘Elegant Universe’ author to speak here July 10

    Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe—the recent best-selling book on string theory—will give a free, public lecture, “Space and Time Since Einstein,” at 8 p.m. July 10 in Room 1800, Chemistry Bldg. The lecture is for the general public and high school students especially are encouraged to attend.

    A professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, Greene excels at the difficult task of explaining the mysteries of string theory in plain English for a lay audience. He is one of 300 of the world’s most prominent physicists who will attend “Strings 2000,” a major international physics conference being held on campus July 10–15 and hosted by the Department of Physics.

    String or M-theory is an exciting new development in theoretical physics, which attempts to explain both Einstein’s theory of relativity and the behavior of tiny particles inside atoms called quanta. Physicists have a major problem: the basic principles underlying their two most important theories—relativity and quantum mechanics—are incompatible. Physicists hope string theory will resolve these differences and provide one all-encompassing explanation for everything in the universe from gravity to time.

    To commemorate the new millennium and inspire future physicists, conference participants also will participate in “Millennial Madness” —a competition to compile the 23 most important unsolved problems in fundamental physics. In 1900, world-renowned mathematician David Hilbert presented 23 problems at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris, which have inspired mathematicians throughout the century.

    For more information, visit the Web at

    Business School selected to participate in Kiplinger Prize program

    The Business School is one of 18 schools of business administration that have been chosen to participate in the new Kiplinger Prize program, created by the Kiplinger Foundation to recognize outstanding students in graduate schools of business administration throughout the country.

    The Business School will select one exceptional student each year to receive the merit-based $5,000 Kiplinger Prize, recognizing exceptional academic achievement during the first year of study. The Foundation stipulates that the recipient will have achieved a minimum 3.5 GPA and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

    The Kiplinger Foundation is an independent, grant-making organization established by business and economic journalist W.M. Kiplinger in 1948.