The University Record, March 6, 2000


Space Analysis has moved

The Office of Space Analysis moved from 3020 Administrative Services Bldg. to 2035 Wolverine Tower 1273 on Feb. 23.

‘Sambalele’ opens today (March 6)

“Sambalele: Dance and Survival in the Brazilian Margins,” an exhibition that documents a community dance project to aid high-risk children of a Brazilian favela (urban slum), will be on display through March 31 in the International Institute Gallery, Social Work Bldg.

The exhibition includes 12 photographs taken by Brazilian photographer Valeria Queiroga that show the children of a favela in Belo Horizonte taking dance and drumming classes, and performing. Stories about the children’s lives and the dance project “Sambalele” accompany each photograph.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, International Institute, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the Department of Romance Languages. For more information, call 763-0553.

See SPG online for up-to-date version

The Standard Practice Guide (SPG) on the Web at is the only official, up-to-date version of the guide. Organization charts for 1999–00 are now available on the site using menu selection 100-Organization. The following new, revised or deleted sections have been put online since May 6, 1999.

  • 201.72 Reduction in Force

  • 512.3 Telephones in Private Residences

  • 203.8 Periodic Health Appraisal Unit

  • 518.3 Faculty/Staff First Mortgage Loan Program

  • 201.27 Emergency Closing

  • 201.3 Funeral Time

  • 201.26 Holidays

  • 201.14 Faculty and Staff Assistance Program/MWorks Employee Assistance Program

  • 502.3 Michigan Sales and Use Tax (Form Only)

  • 201.49 Rehire, Reinstatement and Credit for Prior Service

  • 201.35 Non-Discrimination (Department Name Change)

  • 201.86 Services of Form G-2 (Form Only)

    Fiscal year immigration cap will be reached soon

    The American Immigration Lawyers Association reports that the FY2000 H-1B immigration cap may be reached very soon. The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has apparently changed course on original plans to post a notice 30 days before the quota is filled.

    Once the cap is reached, no more petitions requesting starting dates in this fiscal year (Oct. 1, 1999–Sept. 30) will be accepted. Petitions already filed that do not make the cap cut-off will be processed with an Oct. 1, 2000, starting date.

    INS will, however, accept petitions with a requested start date of Oct. 1 or later up to six months in advance, even after the cap for this fiscal year has been reached.

    The International Center will continue to release any new information as it becomes available. For more information, contact one of the Center’s immigration advisers, 764-9310.

    Arthritis is topic of ‘Ask the Doctor’

    The Turner Geriatric Clinic’s free “Ask the Doctor” lecture series will focus on arthritis 10 a.m.–noon March 9 in Room 1139, Cancer and Geriatrics Centers Bldg. Raymond Yung, assistant professor of internal medicine and rheumatologist, will discuss arthritis treatments that have recently become available. For more information, call 764-2556.

    Family Housing Child Development Center open house is March 11

    The Family Housing Child Development Center, 1000 McIntyre Drive on North Campus, will host an open house 10–11:30 a.m. March 11. Families are welcome to visit the Center and learn about its programs for children ages 2 1/2–5 years. Full- and half-day programs are available for summer and fall terms. For more information, call 764-4557.

    CEW presents workshop on intuitive decision-making

    The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) will present a workshop, “The Use of Intuition in Effective Decision-Making,” 9:30 a.m.–noon March 11 in the CEW Conference Room. Participants will learn techniques to recognize, elicit and apply intuitive information to generate new ideas, expand problem-solving capabilities and become a more dynamic decision-maker.

    Registration is $15. Space is limited. To register, call 998-7080.

    NERS announces Colloquium Series

    The Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (NERS) will sponsor a series of lectures in March as part of its Winter 2000 Colloquium. The lectures will be held at 3:45 p.m. Fridays in White Auditorium, Cooley Bldg.

  • “Electric Industry Restructuring,” David Joos, president and CEO, Consumers Energy, March 10.

  • “Advances in Modeling and Simulation of High Power Coherent Radiation Sources,” Thomas M. Antonsen Jr., acting director, Institute for Plasma Research, University of Maryland, March 17.

  • “Polycapillary X-Ray and Neutron Optics with Applications in Materials Analysis and Medical Imaging,” Carolyn MacDonald, Physics Department, State University of New York, Albany, March 24.

  • “Characterization of Radioactive Waste at Fermi II Nuclear Power Plant,” William Lipton, Fermi II Nuclear Power Plant, March 31.

    For more information, call 764-4260.

    CES symposium to focus on human rights violations

    The Center for European Studies will sponsor a symposium titled “Fundamental Causes of Gross Violations of Human Rights” 9 a.m.–4 p.m. March 9 in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg. Discussion and lecture sessions will focus on “Refugees,” “Minority/Majority” and “The Role of International Law.” U-M faculty and specialists from around the world in law, history and European studies will speak.

    For more information, call 936-6480 or send e-mail to

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will move March 10

    The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s administrative offices (physicians and staff) will move to Room 5200, Medical Professional Bldg. 0718 (attached to the Mott Parking Structure) on March 10.

    The department’s division of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology moved to Room 4100, Medical Professional Bldg. 0718 on March 2.

    Phone numbers will remain the same.

    Sign up for IM volleyball

    The Intramural (IM) Sports Program will accept entries for the volleyball program 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. March 7 at the IM Sports Bldg. The entry fee is $72 per team. A mandatory manager’s meeting will be held at 6 p.m. March 8 in Cliff Keen Arena. Matches will be played 12:30–9:30 p.m. Sun. and 5:30–9:30 p.m. Mon.–Thurs, beginning March 9. For more information, call 763-3562.

    Social Work’s program on aging population is March 13

    Federal Reserve Board Governor Edward M. Gramlich and Lynn Alexander, director of the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging, will be keynote speakers at a free, public conference on “The Future of Older People in the United States: Government and Academic Perspectives” noon–5 p.m. March 13.

    Alexander will discuss “Successful Aging in Michigan” 12:30–1:30 p.m. in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union. A panel discussion will be held at 2 p.m. in Schorling Auditorium that will feature School of Social Work faculty, students and practitioners. The panel will highlight the School’s newly launched program to strengthen geriatric social work, which is funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation.

    Gramlich will deliver the School of Social Work’s annual Leon and Josephine Winkelman Lecture in Gerontology on “Social Security Reform in the 21st Century” at 4 p.m. in Schorling Auditorium, School of Education Bldg. He is the author of a new book on Social Security reform, past chairman of the Social Security Advisory Council and former dean of the School of Public Policy.

    Lori Hansen Riegle of the national Social Security Advisory Board and William C. Brooks, a former board member, will respond to Gramlich’s remarks.

    For more information, call 647-4281.

    Barletta will discuss the medieval book as cultural archeology site

    Vincent Barletta will discuss “New Philology: Text, Context and Communicative Practice” at 4:30 p.m. March 10 in Room 1524, Rackham Bldg. Barletta’s talk, sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Medieval and Early Modern Studies, will focus on the medieval book as a site for cultural archeology and attitudes toward communicative practice, literacy, book culture and text performance.

    Barletta specializes in Medieval Spanish studies and has written on Jewish authors of Spain, textual performance of chivalric romance and the emulation of performed medieval literacy in the infinite/virtual margins of Web sites.

    For more information, contact George Greenia, or 764-2329.

    Lecture focuses on hospital history

    Christine Bass, lecturer in American studies and student adviser, Student Academic Affairs, will discuss “Michigan Hospitals in the 20th Century: Peterson’s Hospital (Ann Arbor, 1902–33) as Case Study” 7–8:30 p.m. March 9 in Room 1334, 400 N. Ingalls Bldg. The public program, sponsored by the Nursing History Society, will be preceded by a short business meeting. For more information, call Linda Strodtman, 647-0184.

    CAUP sponsors lectures by James, Friedman

    The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) will sponsor free, public lectures by architect Vincent James on March 10 and art historian Alice Friedman, Wellesley College, on March 13 in the Lecture Hall, Art and Architecture Bldg.

    James, who specializes in building design and construction, will deliver the Guido A. Binda Lecture and discuss the recent work of his Minneapolis-based architectural firm. He has experience designing a wide variety of building types including cultural facilities and has received several awards for his work.

    Friedman, who has studied the work of

    Rietveld, Frank Lloyd Wright, Venturi and others, will discuss “Architects and Their Clients.” Friedman is the author of Women and the Making of the Modern House: A Social and Architectural History.

    For more information, call 764-1300.

    Human subjects focus of programs

    The Office of the Vice President for Research will continue the Research Responsibility Program (RRP) with two presentations on human subjects of research. Each free RRP discussion session, open to faculty, staff and students, emphasizes ethical analysis and problem-solving using a case study approach.

  • “Protections for Human Subjects of Research—Social Sciences,” Edward B. Goldman, Medical Center attorney and adjunct lecturer in health management and policy, and Sylvia Hurtado, associate professor of education, 5–7 p.m. March 15 in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.

  • “Protections for Human Subjects of Research—Biomedical Sciences,” Goldman and Nancy E. Reame, professor of nursing and research scientist, Reproductive Sciences Program, 5–7 p.m. March 22, Rackham Assembly Hall.

    For more information, call 763-1289 or send e-mail to

    Learn about project management

    The Information Technology Division is offering a workshop on “Project Management Principles” 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. March 13 and 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. March 14 in the Client/Server Exchange Room, Argus Bldg. The course will provide information to help project managers deliver on time and within budget projects that meet the needs of their customers. The workshop will combine lecture, class exercises and small group projects, as well as hands-on training using Microsoft Project. To register, call 763-3700 or send e-mail to

    Milroy, Anderson to discuss language ideology, linguistic change

    Lesley Milroy and Bridget Anderson will discuss “Language Ideology and Linguistic Change: The Case of the African American Community in Detroit” at 4 p.m. March 10 in Room 2011, Modern Languages Bldg.

    Milroy and Anderson’s lecture also will focus on the distinctiveness of local ideologies and their relation to local sociolinguistic structure. For more information, contact David Beck, 647-5588 or, or visit the Web at

    Holocaust survivor Jungreis to speak

    Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, an author, teacher and Holocaust survivor, will discuss “Take Charge of Your Life—Principles of Survival from Our Unshakable Faith,” at 7 p.m. March 12 in the Amphitheater, Rackham Bldg.

    Jungreis has been featured in such magazines as People, Time and Newsweek. Her most recent book, The Committed Life: Principles for Good Living from Our Timeless Past, uses real-life examples to show how the Old Testament character ethic can offer answers for the many issues that trouble and challenge people today.

    Jungreis’ lecture is sponsored by the Chabad House. Tickets, $3 for students and $5 for non-students, are available in advance or at the door. The first 150 students who present identification will be given a free copy of The Committed Life. For more information, call 995-3276.

    Arnett will give two presentations March 9 on teens, tobacco

    Jeff Arnett, visiting scholar from the Department of Human Development, University of Maryland, will discuss “Emerging Adulthood: A New Paradigm of Development from Teens to Twenties” noon–1 p.m. and “Adolescents and the Tobacco Wars: Notes from the Front” 4:15–5:15 p.m. March 9 in Room 1334, 400 N. Ingalls Bldg. The presentations are sponsored by the Child/Adolescent Health Behavior Research Center; Health Promotions/Risk Reduction Programs, School of Nursing; and the Center for Human Growth and Development.

    Arts of Citizenship, Museum of Art sponsor Kirschenblatt-Gimblett

    Barbara Kirschenblatt-Gimblett, performance studies, New York University, will give two free, public lectures this week, both sponsored by the Museum of Art and the Arts of Citizenship Program.

    Kirschenblatt-Gimblett will discuss “Why Are Museums Controversial?” at 7:30 p.m. March 9 at the Museum of Art. She will explore why museums have played such an important role in contemporary American cultural conflicts. Her second lecture, “Space of Memory/Site of Redress” will be held at 4 p.m. March 10 in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg. In this lecture, Kirschenblatt-Gimblett will look at new designs for national museums in multicultural and postcolonial societies, focusing specifically on Te Papa Tongarewa/Museum of New Zealand.

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

    CMENAS sponsors lectures

    The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS) will sponsor Diane Sunar, visiting professor of sociology and professor of psychology at Bosphorus University in Istanbul, Turkey, at 7:30 p.m. March 13 and Maria E. Subtelney, professor of near and Middle Eastern civilizations at the University of Toronto, at 4 p.m. March 14 in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg.

    Sunar’s lecture, sponsored by the Turkish Studies Colloquium, CMENAS and Ayse’s Courtyard Café, will address “Change and Continuity in Urban Turkish Families.” Sunar will discuss the findings of several studies of three generations of Istanbul families, with regard to the treatment of sons and daughters and the parenting practices of mothers and fathers.

    Subtelney will discuss “The Logic of Shrine Development in Medieval Iran,” focusing on the large eastern Iranian province of Khorasan under the rule of Timur’s descendants in the 15th century. Her lecture, sponsored by

    CMENAS and the Departments of Near Eastern Studies and of History, will demonstrate how the endowed shrine complex became a vehicle for large-scale agricultural development and successful agromanagement.

    For more information, call 764-0350.

    ‘Some Mysteries of Love’ is topic

    Harry G. Frankfurt, the James B. and Grace J. Nelson Philosopher-in-Residence during winter term and professor of philosophy at Princeton University, will discuss “Some Mysteries of Love” 4–6 p.m. today (March 6) in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union.

    Frankfurt, a past president of the American Philosophical Association, specializes in ethics and the history of philosophy, with particular emphasis on the problem of free will. His publications include the article “Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person,” The Importance of What We Care About and Necessity, Volition and Love.

    Frankfurt’s free, public lecture is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy. For more information, call 764-6285.

    Nursing organizes Graduate Information Forum

    The School of Nursing will host a Graduate Information Forum 2–5 p.m. March 15 at the School of Nursing. Visitors can learn about graduate programs in nursing and meet faculty for informal advising. To register or request information, call 647-0109 or 763-5985.

    Saturday Morning Physics starts March 11

    The spring Saturday Morning Physics programs, sponsored by the Department of Physics, will be held 10:30–11:30 a.m. in Room 170, Dennison Hall.

  • “Nuclear Magnets: From Atomic Clocks to Medical Imaging,” March 11, 18 and 25. Timothy Chupp, professor of physics, will describe nuclear magnetism, how it is detected eFd controlled, and how it is used—from probing elementary particle interactions to probing the human body and brain.

  • “Human Genetics: The Human Genome Project, Evolution and Health; Genetics and Aging,” April 1 and 8. David Burke, associate professor of human genetics and senior associate research scientist, Institute of Gerontology, will present an overview of the ongoing global effort to map (through DNA sequencing) the complete set of genetic instructions for our species. The first talk will explore the evolutionary connections to fundamental biological questions, the future impact of the Human Genome Project on health care and new microfabrication technologies for bringing genome information into the clinical setting. On April 8, Burke will address why organisms age, the nature of the aging process and how we can understand the evolutionary basis of aging.

  • “Physicists and the Bomb: From Nucleus to the Test Ban Treaty,” April 15 and 22. Michael Sanders, professor of physics, will discuss the roles physicists have played related to “the bomb,” the science of the time, and the people around the world before, during and after World War II.

    Each free talk is illustrated with multimedia technology and can be understood by a general audience. For more information, visit the Web at

    Iranian Cultural Festival is March 16–31

    The Persian Students Association’s Iranian Cultural Festival will be held March 16–31. Events include:

  • Presentation on the History of Norooz, the Iranian New Year, 8 p.m. March 16, Room D, Michigan League.

  • Haftseen Table and Celebration of the New Year, 1–5 p.m. March 21, Room 4661, Social Work Bldg.

  • “Friendly Persuasian: A Feature-Length Study of Iranian Cinema after the 1979 Revolution,” 8–11 p.m. March 24, Room 1636, Social Work Bldg., Co-sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies.

  • Workshop on Persian Cooking, 1–6 p.m. March 26, Trotter House.

  • “Iranian Women’s Awakening in the First Half of the Twentieth Century,” 7–9 p.m. March 29, Pond Room, Michigan Union.

  • Iranian New Year’s Cultural Show, Dinner and Party, 6 p.m.–1 a.m. March 31, dinner—West Quad Cafeteria, 6–8 p.m., show—Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 8:30–10 p.m., party—Michigan League Ballroom, 10:30 p.m.–1 a.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and children. For tickets, call the League Ticket Office, 764-0450.

    For more information, send e-mail to Azadeh Shahshahani,

    Software Council will meet March 9

    The Ann Arbor Software Council will meet at 5:15 p.m. March 9 in Room 18, Wolverine Tower. Matthew S. Galvez, president and CEO of Nematron Corp., a leading provider of PC-based control solutions to the process and manufacturing industries, will discuss the company’s recent turnaround.

    Advance registration is requested. The cost is $10 for members, $15 for prospective members and $5 for students. To register, visit the Web at or contact Martha Johnson, 214-0101 or

    Conference on the Holocaust is March 12–31

    The 21st Annual Conference on the Holocaust, sponsored by Hillel, will include lectures, a photography exhibition, panel discussion and film viewing March 12–31. This year’s conference is designed to address the role of America and American Jews in the commemoration of the Holocaust and the remembrance of its victims.

    Highlights include:

  • “Varian Fry, Assignment: Rescue, 1940–41,” photography exhibition, March 12–31, Art Lounge, Michigan Union.

  • Memorial of Names, noon March 14, Diag.

  • “Memory and Education: Legacies and Lessons of Survivors in America,” lecture, Renee Firestone, featured in The Last Days, and Daisy Miller, director of Shoah Foundation relations, 7 p.m. March 14, Hillel.

  • Memorial service, noon March 15, Diag.

  • “The Stories that Touch and Teach,” discussion, noon March 16, Sallinger Resource Center, Frieze Bldg.

  • An Evening with Survivors: Havdalah Ceremony and Dessert Discussion, 8 p.m. March 18, Green Auditorium, Hillel.

  • Poetry reading, Van K. Brock, Charles Fishman and Myra Sklarew, 2 p.m. March 19, Border’s Books, 612 E. Liberty.

  • Film: Andre’s Lives, 8 p.m. March 19, Auditorium B, Angell Hall.

  • “Slave Labor Lawsuits,” the Michael Bernstein Memorial Lecture, Michael Hausfeld, 7 p.m. March 22, Auditorium 3, Modern Languages Bldg.

  • “America and the Holocaust: Then, Now and in the Future,” panel discussion, 7 p.m. March 23, Michigan Room, Michigan League.

    Event co-sponsors include the Michigan Union Program Board, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, Department of Psychology, Michigan Student Assembly, and the East Quadrangle and West Quadrangle Residence Hall Associations. For information, call 769-0500.

    Dearborn Career Night 2000 is March 9

    The U-M-Dearborn Office of Admissions and Orientation will sponsor Career Night 2000 for prospective students and their families 6:30–8 p.m. March 9 in the School of Management Bldg., Dearborn.

    Faculty, alumni and Career Services staff will provide information on careers in engineering and computer science, liberal arts and sciences, business and education. A reception will follow the program. For more information, call (313) 593-5100 or (313) 593-5550.

    Poet Stephen Dunn will give reading

    Stephen Dunn, the 2000 Roger M. Jones Poet-in-Residence, and a Trustee Fellow in the Arts and professor of creative writing at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, will read from his work at 5 p.m. March 14 in Rackham Amphitheater.

    Dunn is the author of Different Hours, Loosestrife, New and Selected Poems: 1974–1994, Landscape at the End of the Century, Between Angels, and Riffs and Reciprocities: Prose Pairs. He has received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist.

    The reading is sponsored by the College of Engineering. For information, call 764-6296.

    Nomination deadline extended for Workplace 2000 Awards

    The nomination deadline for Workplace 2000 Awards has been extended to March 10. The awards honor staff members who have made marked contributions to the mission and work of the University. Forms are available at various campus locations. Nominations should be mailed or faxed to Diane Vasquez, HR/AA, 4005 Wolverine Tower 1281, fax 763-2891.