The University Record, March 13, 2000


Regents meet March 20

The Regents will begin their monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. March 20 in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Bldg. Agenda items include a presentation on the Michigan Road Scholars Program. Public comments will be heard at 4 p.m.

Reimbursement account deadlines are March 15, March 21

To ensure reimbursement in March paychecks, health care and/or dependent care reimbursement account claims must be turned in by March 15 for those paid bi-weekly, by March 21 for those paid monthly. Please allow sufficient time if you mail in your claims. They are considered within the deadline based on receipt by the Benefits Office.

Claims should be submitted to the Benefits Office, Room G405, Wolverine Tower-Low Rise, 3003 S. State St. 48109-1278. Forms and a list of due dates are on the Web at and in the Reimbursement Accounts Claims Kit. Questions? Call any Benefits Office: Central Campus, (734) 763-1214; Medical Campus, (734) 764-6584; Dearborn Campus, (313) 593-5192; Flint Campus, (810) 766-6845.

Russel Lecture is March 14

Abigail J. Stewart will deliver this year’s Russel Lecture at 4 p.m. March 14 in Rackham Amphitheater on “Uses of the Past: Toward a Psychology of Generations.”

The annual lectureship is the highest honor the University gives to a senior faculty member.

Stewart is professor of psychology and of women’s studies, research scientist at the Center for the Education of Women and director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

In announcing her naming to the lectureship last November, President Lee C. Bollinger noted that Stewart “is an internationally recognized scholar whose work over the past 20 years has substantially reshaped the way psychologists think about stability and change in women’s personalities over the life course. Her articles are classics in the field.”

Two faculty members will receive the Russel Award at the program, given to young faculty members for scholarly achievement and promise. They are Jeffrey A. Fessler, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, of biomedical engineering and of internal medicine, and Webb Keane, associate professor of anthropology.

The lecture and award presentations will be followed by a reception in the Assembly Hall.

Carey to present Distinguished Research Scientist Lecture

Thomas E. Carey, distinguished senior research scientist, will discuss “From the Clinic to the Lab and Back: A Scientist’s Approach” when he presents the Distinguished Research Scientist Lecture at 4 p.m. March 23 in Ford Amphitheatre, University Hospital. Carey also is associate chair and director of research, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery; director of research, Kresge Hearing Research Institute; and a member of the Cancer Center.

The lecture is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research. A reception will follow the free, public presentation in the Ford Amphitheatre lobby.

Parking Services to close early March 31 for in-service training

Parking Services will close at 11:30 a.m. March 31 for in-service training, re-opening at 7:30 a.m. April 3. Call (734) 764-1225 if you need to contact Parking Services during the closure.

Retirees to meet March 16

The U-M Retirees Association (UMRA) will hold its monthly meeting at 3:15 p.m. March 16 in Suite 18, Wolverine Tower. State Sen. Alma Wheeler Smith will be the featured speaker, discussing matters affecting education and other issues being debated in Lansing.

Light refreshments will be served. For information on getting to Wolverine Tower, see the UMRA newsletter or call (734) 763-8938. For program information, contact Fred Remley, (734) 747-9220 or

Senate Assembly meets March 20

Senate Assembly will begin its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. March 20 in the Assembly Hall, Rackham Bldg. Agenda items include election of new members to the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, 3:40 p.m.; a discussion of athlete eligibility by Larry Root, 3:45 p.m.; and a discussion about parking with Henry Baier, associate vice president for facilities and operations, and Patrick Cunningham, director of Parking and Transportation Services, 4:15 p.m.

Pound House holds open house

The Pound House Children’s Center will host an open house 1:30–3 p.m. March 19. Located at 710 S. Forest at Willard, the Center provides half- and full-day programs for children ages 2-1/2 to 5. The open house will give families an opportunity to tour the center and meet the teaching staff. Refreshments will be served. Pound House serves U-M faculty, staff and student families. Applications for the waiting list will be available. For information, call (734) 998-8440.

Running a camp this summer?

The U-M State Outreach Office receives numerous requests for information on University-sponsored camps and workshops, and is creating a comprehensive summer camp guide for its Community Assistance Directory Web site. If your unit conducts a summer camp or workshop, visit the site at and follow the instructions for listing your program. For information, contact Shelagh Wilcox, (734) 764-9256 or

Varsity Tennis Center hosts ratings clinic

The Varsity Tennis Center will host a ratings clinic 6–9 p.m. March 24. The clinic is sponsored by the U.S. Tennis Association and open to any interested individuals. The cost is $10 and players will be on the court for about 45 minutes. The clinic anticipates an Ann Arbor summer league. For information or to make reservations, call (734) 998-8844.

Exhibit Museum ID Day is March 19

Bring your treasures and discoveries to the Exhibit Museum of Natural History’s Third Annual ID Day 1–3 p.m. March 19, and let the experts help you identify them.

Experts in paleontology, geology and archeology will be present to identify items, but will not give appraisals.

Admission is free. For more information, visit the Web at or call (734) 763-6085.

Spring classes on tap at Matthaei

The Matthaei Botanical Gardens has announced its spring workshops. Selections include:

  • “Landscape Design,” Kenneth Rapp, 7–9 p.m. March 22 and March 29, $45. Participants will learn how to inventory existing features of a personal landscape, determine what the landscape should do, figure out a workable program and base map, and decide what is needed to get started.

  • “Australian Conservation,” Sylvia Taylor, 2–5 p.m. March 26, $30. The course will compare Australian environmental problems and attitudes to our own.

  • “Classical Bonsai,” Connie Bailie, 2–4:30 p.m. March 26, April 2, April 9, April 16 and April 30, $115. The course will combine hands-on experience and lecture as students will be given time to create cold-hardy bonsai.

    Early registration is suggested. To register, call 998-7061. For more information, visit the Web at

    ‘Landmarks in Afro-American Dentistry’ on display at Dentistry Library

    “Landmarks in Afro-American Dentistry,” on display through March 31 at the Dentistry Library, offers items that range from the 1860s when Robert Tanner Freeman graduated from Harvard’s School of Dental Medicine to the 21st-century book Black Dentistry in the 21st Century by School of Dentistry faculty Michael E. Razzoog and Emerson Robinson.

    Among the exhibits on display is the 1740 account of an African American dentist practicing in the colonies and records of Ida Gray Nelson—not only the first African American woman to graduate from the U-M School of Dentistry, but also the first to graduate from any dental school and the first woman to practice dentistry in Chicago.

    For more information, visit the Web at

    The Library, located in the School of Dentistry, is open 8 a.m.–11 p.m. Mon.–Thurs., 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat. and noon–10 p.m. Sun.

    Ross Fellowship applications are due March 31

    The Department of Pharmacology is accepting applications through March 31 for the Charles Ross Summer Research Fellowship for Minority Undergraduate Students. Applicants must be full-time students, must have completed at least two terms and maintained a 3.0 GPA or better, must be a member of an underrepresented minority group and must be willing to devote three months to laboratory research.

    The fellowship includes a $3,500 stipend, supervision by a faculty member, laboratory supplies and participation in laboratory discussions and departmental seminars. For an application, call Dennis K. Ondreyka, 764-8165.

    HMRC hosts Wellness in Workplace conference on March 22

    The Health Management Research Center (HMRC) will host the 19th annual Wellness in the Workplace conference March 22 in the Michigan League. The conference, titled “Reaching One Person at a Time,” will focus on how to design, deliver and evaluate individualized health promotion programs in a corporate setting. Engaging physicians in disease prevention programs and integrating programs with benefits personnel and medical providers also will be addressed by speakers.

    The cost is $95. For more information, call 763-2462.

    ‘An Intergenerational Dialogue’ will be held March 14

    The Commission for Women and the Michigan League will present “An Intergenerational Dialogue: Women’s View, in Honor of Women’s History Month” noon–1 p.m. March 14 in the Michigan Room, Michigan League. A panel of women representing different generations, including a college student, a young professional, mid-and late-career individuals, and a retiree, will discuss the factors and forces that shaped their lives, values, world views and how they relate to others. Generational differences and similarities, as well as how different age groups can better understand one another, also will be addressed.

    For more information, call 936-7634.

    Get a head start on job interviewing

    The interview is the pivotal point in any job search, with everything on the line in a few face-to-face minutes. To help prepare job applicants for the task, the Center for the Education of Women (CEW) will present “Rehearsing the Job Interview” 9 a.m.–noon March 18 at CEW. The workshop will briefly review interviewing skills and then focus on the art and science of actually doing interviews. The registration fee is $10 and space is limited. To register, call (734) 998-7080.

    Career Link 2000 is March 14

    LS&A Academic Advising, LS&A Student Government and Career Planning and Placement will sponsor Career Link 2000 6–9 p.m. March 14 in the Michigan League Ballroom. The first-time event will include the screening of a video about the value of a broad-based liberal arts and sciences education; a panel of individuals from various professions addressing how to begin in their fields, how to optimize the undergraduate experience and how to link education to the working world; and an information fair of professionals from 10 areas offering advice on how to develop and articulate transferable skills.

    The program will focus on academic opportunities—classes, faculty mentors, internships, study abroad, undergraduate research, student organizations and volunteering—that benefit undergraduates.

    Judaic Studies series continues

    The Frankel Center for Judaic Studies Colloquia Series continues with:

  • Tenth Annual David W. Belin Lecture in American Jewish Affairs, Steven M. Cohen, associate professor in the Melton Centre for Jewish Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, “The Jew Within: New Contours of American Jewish Identity,” 8 p.m. March 15, Rackham Assembly Hall.

  • “Intermarriage and Jewish Continuity in the United States,” Charles Liebman, professor of political science and sociology at Bar Ilan University, Israel, 4 p.m. March 22, Room 3050, Frieze Bldg.

  • “The Prospects for Religious Pluralism in Israel,” Charles Liebman, noon March 23, Room 3040, Frieze Bldg.

    For more information, call the Center, 763-9047 or send e-mail to

    Ramaley to deliver Dewey Lecture

    Judith Ramaley, president of the University of Vermont, will deliver the John Dewey Lecture at 4 p.m. March 23 in the Assembly Hall, Rackham Bldg. Ramaley, a leading national spokesperson for renewing democracy in higher education, will discuss “Renewing the Civic Mission of the American University.”

    Dewey came to the U-M from Vermont in 1884 following President Angell’s arrival from that state. He inflenced American thought by his work on the role of education in solving social problems and strengthening education for democracy.

    The free, public lecture is sponsored by the Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning. For more information, call Holly Arft, 647-7402.

    ‘Project Greek Island’ focus of lecture

    Paul “Fritz” Bugas, a military intelligence officer in 1954–1971 and site manager of the relocation facility at The Greenbrier in White Sulpher Springs, W.Va., will speak at 10:30 a.m. March 15 in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Bugas will discuss “Project Greek Island,” the facility designed during the Cold War to accommodate members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in the event of nuclear war.

    Bugas’ presentation, sponsored by the Margaret Waterman Alumnae Group, will include slides and video that offer a virtual tour of the facility and its history. The secrecy of its location was maintained for more than 30 years until May 31, 1992 when the Washington Post published a story exposing it.

    A lunch will follow the presentation. For tickets, call 663-3808. All proceeds will go toward women’s scholarships.

    Prostate SPORE grant funds available

    The Comprehensive Cancer Center is soliciting applications for funds available from the Prostate SPORE grant. Support of up to $45,000 for faculty and up to $5,000 for students is available for a 12-month period beginning Aug. 1 for projects attempting to understand the mechanisms involved in prostate cancer development or to find a prostate cancer cure.

    The SPORE grant is particularly seeking innovative or “high-risk” ideas in translational research. At least one application will be awarded with no preliminary research. The application deadline is June 1. For more information, contact Julie DeFilippo, 763-3455 or

    Bioinformatics offers research grant

    The Program in Bioinformatics is seeking research proposals through May 1 for a pilot grant to support collaborative research in bioinformatics. Proposals that deal with the development of widely applicable methods and global approaches are particularly encouraged. The following interrelated thematic areas are included: measurement of molecular components (especially using high throughput technologies), automated feature interaction, systemic modeling and prediction, and management of evolving databases.

    Collaboration, preferably among investigators in different disciplines or sub-disciplines, is essential. Members of the University’s regular instructional and research track faculty and Parke-Davis employees who are collaborating with a U-M investigator are eligible. Awards of up to $75,000 will be given for one year. Application materials may be obtained from the Web at or from Michelle Shukait, 615-5510 or Award announcements will be made June 12 and funding will begin July 17.

    ‘Correspondence(s)’ to open at Humanities Institute gallery

    The Institute for the Humanities will present “Correspondence(s),” an exhibition of works by twins Joanne Leonard, professor of art and of women’s studies, and Eleanor Rubin, Boston Museum of Fine Arts and printmaker, March 13–31 in the Institute gallery areas and Osterman Common Room, Rackham Bldg.

    The prints and photo collages on display suggest the mutual explorations of several themes including memory, stories and family histories.

    The Hollywood-born artists will present a brown-bag talk, titled “Double Feature: Starting Out from Hollywood,” at noon in Room 1524, Rackham Bldg. For more information, visit the Web at, call Mary Price, 936-3519, or send e-mail to

    Valian will address advancement of women

    Virginia Valian, professor of psychology and linguistics at Hunter College and the City University of New York Graduate Center, will discuss her book, Why So Slow?: The Advancement of Women, at 3:30 p.m. March 15 in the Whitney Room, School of Education Bldg. Using concepts and data from psychology, sociology, economics and biology, Valian will address the disparity in the professional advancement of women and men.

    Valian’s free, public lecture is sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women and the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education. For more information, call (734) 998-7080.

    Valian also will address the advancement of women in “Practicing in 3-D: Juggling Multiple Identities” 9–11 a.m. March 18 in Room 1324, West Hall, as part of a graduate student conference sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Program in Feminist Practice.

    Gordon to discuss Japanese workforce

    Andrew Gordon, professor of history and director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University, will discuss “Whither the Japanese Workforce: Becoming Like Us?” at noon March 16 in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg. Gordon will explore contemporary Japanese labor issues, some of which have made international headlines.

    Gordon’s recent publications include The Wages of Affluence: Labor and Management in Postwar Japan, Labor and Imperial Democracy in Prewar Japan, and The Evolution of Labor Relations in Japan: Heavy Industry, 1853–1955.

    For more information, visit the Web at or call (734) 764-6307.

    New rehabilitation techniques are focus of lecture

    Edward Taub, University of Alabama, will discuss “Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy: Neural and Behavioral Mechanisms Underlying the Neurorehabilitation Treatment Effect” at 4 p.m. March 16 in Room 3735, Kinesiology Bldg. The seminar will focus on a new family of rehabilitation techniques that have been shown to produce large improvements in limb use after a cerebrovascular accident. The therapy has been used successfully for the upper and lower limbs of patients with, for example, chronic traumatic brain injury, fractured hip and incomplete spinal cord injury.

    Dedication of the Bickner Auditorium will be held in conjunction with the lecture. For more information, call (734) 764-1343 or send e-mail to

    ‘Transparent/Opaque’ to open March 18

    “Transparent/Opaque: An Installation by Annette Lawrence” will be on display March 18–April 16 in the Museum of Art Apse.

    Lawrence, assistant professor of painting/drawing, University of North Texas, will be in residence at the School of Art and Design through March 19, guiding a team of students as they work on mixed media, photography and video. Using postal string and brown paper, Lawrence will create a structure that evokes the passage of time and the marking of that passage.

    Sponsors include the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, the Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visiting Artists Fund at the School of Art and Design, the Office of the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, the Center for the Education of Women with funding from the Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Program, the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, the Institute for the Humanities, and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

    For more information, call (734) 764-0478.

    Genes and Gender Series continues

    Anne Fausto-Sterling, professor of biology and women’s studies at Brown University, will discuss “Beyond Nature/Nurture: A Systems Approach to Development” at noon March 17 in Room 1324, West Hall.

    Fausto-Sterling will discuss the debate about nature/nurture especially as applied to gender, sexuality and race, and propose alternative ways of thinking about human understanding that rely on understanding the body as a bio-social system.

    The program is sponsored by the Michigan Initiative for Women’s Health, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Center for Excellence in Women’s Health and the Center for the Education of Women.

    Alice Mattison to read from work

    Alice Mattison, who teaches fiction in the graduate writing program at Bennington College in Vermont, will read from her work at 5 p.m. March 16 in Rackham Amphitheater.

    Her collection of stories, Men Giving Money, Women Yelling, was named a Notable Book of 1997 by the New York Times Book Review. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Glimmer Train and Boulevard, and her most recent novel, The Book Borrower, was called “a rich, textured exploration of misfortune and its consequences: a book that will reward any reader” by Kirkus Reviews.

    Her presentation is sponsored by the Department of English and the Office of the Provost.

    Gender in patient-doctor communication is focus of lectures

    “Communication in Medical Settings: Gender in Doctor-Patient Communication” will be the focus of two lectures presented by the Project on Gender-Based Censorship.

    Debra Roter of the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health will discuss the topic at 4 p.m. March 21 in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League. Candace West of the Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz, will address the issue at 4 p.m. April 7 in Anderson Room D, Michigan Union.

    The series is co-sponsored by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Public Health, and the Reproductive and Women’s Health Program. The Project on Gender-Based Censorship is a three-year research program that analyzes the ways in which censoring operates throughout society and culture. For information on the project, call (734) 647-9381 or (734) 764-9537.

    Mortenson to address issues of opportunity, access in higher education

    Thomas G. Mortenson, senior scholar, Center for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education and editor and publisher of Postsecondary Education OPPORTUNITY, will discuss “The Conflicts in Public Policy for Higher Education Opportunity” 4:30–5:30 p.m. March 14 in Room 1322 (Tribute Room), School of Education Bldg.

    Mortenson’s policy research focuses on opportunity for postsecondary education and training and the ways public policy fosters or impedes access to that opportunity, with a special concern for populations that are under-represented in higher education. He is particularly interested in public and private finance of higher education opportunity and the enrollment consequences of the cost-shift from taxpayers to students that has been under way for the past 20 years.

    His presentation is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education. For information, contact Donald E. Heller,

    ITD provides data backup, disaster recovery for Windows

    Data stored on department servers is considered secure and protected against loss or corruption, but data stored on individual workstations (desktop and portable) often is vulnerable to loss from a hard drive crash, a virus or theft. Users should protect their data by regularly backing up files to a secure space.

    To help with this effort, the Information Technology Division is offering a new secure, efficient, cost-effective service called Connected Network Backup (CNB) that is designed to back up data stored on Windows 95, 98 and NT workstations. It is not available for non-Windows computers.

    CNB allows users to manage the regular backup and restoration of files, applications and the operating system without the assistance of department information technology (IT) administrators. User files are compressed and encrypted during the transfer from the desktop to the data store and remain in that state while in storage. Only the user, or individuals designated by the user, can access the files stored on the CNB server. Backups and restorations can take place on campus using an Ethernet connection or from off campus via dial-in connections.

    CNB is available to faculty and staff through their department IT administrators for a subscription fee. Testing of the service was conducted by several departments in the College of Engineering, Law School and School of Information, with service now provided to more than 400 workstations. For information visit the Web at

    Artists discuss ‘Everyday Artifacts’

    Artists Lisa Olson and Marianetta Porter will discuss “Everyday Artifacts” at 7 p.m. March 15 at the James D. Reader Jr. Urban Environmental Education Center at the Burnham House.

    The presentation will focus on collaborative work by Olson, an M.F.A. graduate of the School of Art and Design, and Porter, associate professor of art, in which they create art inspired by and reflecting the domestic life and folk cultures of the southern Appalachian Mountains and of African Americans. Those attending will be able to learn about the artists’ work, from their approach to their personal histories to the creation of natural dyes using plants from Appalachia.

    The presentation is sponsored by Nichols Arboretum and sponsored by a grant from the Arts of Citizenship Program.

    For information, call (734) 998-9542.

    Basement Arts schedules three musicals

    Basement Arts, the student-run theatre company housed in the Department of Theatre and Drama, will stage three musicals during its Concert Weekend March 16–18.

    Presentations include The Baker’s Wife (March 16, time to be announced), a late 1970s musical set in a French provincial town that explores the struggles of a young woman searching for happiness in love. Music and lyrics are by Stephen Schwartz, based on the book by Joseph Stein.

    Elise, one of the two new musicals to be presented (11 p.m. March 17), features an ambitious young woman who marries a conservative and driven young man, the two of them torn apart by the changing ideals of American society in the late 20th century.

    Trespasses(7 p.m. and 11 p.m. March 18) is about forgiveness, focusing on the emotions of Jack, who has decided to reconcile a three-year stand-off with his brother. The brother, Frank, is pushed in front of a subway train before that happens, however, and Jack must deal with his unresolved guilt as he comes to terms with his brother’s death and his inadequacy to his brother’s partner, Mitch, who is seeing Jack’s sister, Samantha.

    All performances are free. For information, call (734) 764-6800.

    Moses Gunn Conference is March 17

    The Department of Surgery will present the Moses Gunn Annual Research Conference 7:45 a.m.–5 p.m. March 17 in Dow Auditorium, Towsley Center.

    Steven A. Rosenberg, chief of surgery at the National Cancer Institutes and professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and George Washington School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., will deliver the keynote address, “The Story of M: The Development of Cancer Vaccines.”

    The conference also will review current work in surgery through 19 oral presentations and 35 poster exhibitions. For information, contact the Surgery Research Office, (734) 936-7995.

    Congolese music on tap March 18

    “Viva la Musica: The Congolese Music Explosion,” a full-day symposium celebrating the history of Congolese popular music, will be presented March 18 in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg.

    Sponsored by the U.S. Secretariat of the International Centre for African Music and Dance, the program will include “Contemporary Congolese Music—Traversing the New Millennium—Debasement or Progression of a Musical Heritage?” by BEAT columnist and Congolese music expert Martin Sinnock, 11 a.m.–3: 30 p.m.; a Congolese dance workshop led by Biza Sompas, 3:30–4:30 p.m.; a panel presentation, 4:45–6:45 p.m.; and a dance party with Sinnock and Ethan Bloomberg as DJs, starting at 9 p.m. in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union.

    For information, call (734) 936-2777.

    Students to discuss challenges of interdisciplinary research

    A panel of graduate students from various disciplines will discuss “Building Interdisciplinary Careers: Funding, Education and Scholarship” 4–6 p.m. March 15 in the East Conference Room, Rackham Bldg. Topics will include getting funding for interdisciplinary projects, interdisciplinary graduate programs, conducting research in an interdisciplinarity, and writing successful proposals for interdisciplinary grants to national organizations.

    For more information, contact Lynne Dumas, (734) 647-2644 or

    TIAA-CREF names U-M its ‘Internet Institution of Month’

    TIAA-CREF, one of the University’s two retirement fund investment companies, has named the U-M its “Internet Institution of the Month” for March.

    The U-M holds the distinction of being the first institution to sign up for a TIAA-CREF retirement plan in the early 1900s. The first retirement resolution of a board of trustees establishing a retirement plan for U-M faculty was formally adopted Jan. 10, 1919. A year earlier, the first TIAA life insurance policy had been issued to a U-M faculty member. Today, the University continues to offer both retirement and tax-deferred TIAA-CREF plans to 33,300 faculty and staff on all three campuses, as well as long-term care benefits through TIAA.

    Through the end of the month, the TIAA-CREF Web site features an icon on its front page that links first to an article about the University and then to the U-M Web site. The icon, from a photo of the Michigan Union, also appears on the Benefits Office Web site, linking visitors to the TIAA-CREF site.

    The main article focuses on the University’s size and diversity. A second features many of the “firsts” for which the University is known. To find out more, visit the Web at and click on the Union icon.

    Sign up for IM whiffleball, racquetball tournaments

    The Intramural Sports Program is accepting entries for its whiffleball and racquetball tournaments at the IM Sports Bldg. (IMSB), 606 E. Hoover.

  • Whiffleball: Entry deadline 4:30 p.m. March 15. Fee $25 per team. Mandatory managers’ meeting 6 p.m. March 16, Cliff Keen Arena. Tournament begins at 10 a.m. March 19 at the IMSB.

  • Racquetball: Entry deadline 4:30 p.m. March 16. Fee $5 singles, $9 doubles. Tournament starts at 10 a.m. March 17, 18, 19.

    For more information, call (734) 763-3562.

    Service is focus of talk by Wofford

    Harris Wofford of the Corporation for National Service will discuss “From Peace Corps to Americorps to Community Service” noon–1:30 p.m. March 14 in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union.

    Wofford is the CEO of the Corporation for National Service, previously serving as a U.S. senator from Pennsylvania and president of Bryn Mawr College and the State University of New York. He was a co-founder of the Peace Corps and a colleague of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Wofford’s presentation is sponsored by the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning and the Michigan Neighborhood AmeriCorps Program.

    Workshop focuses on helping boys understand, resist cultural stereotypes

    “Where the Boys Are: Helping Boys Understand and Resist Cultural Stereotypes” will be presented noon–1:30 p.m. March 20 in the Michigan Room, Michigan League, as part of the Work/Life Family Series. The series is presented by the Center for the Education of Women and the Family Care Resources Program.

    The presentation will focus on the pressures boys face in today’s culture in which they are portrayed as competitive, aggressive and devoid of feelings, while research suggests that their vulnerabilities are often times overlooked.

    Architecture lecture focuses on Los Angeles

    Greg Hise, a critic and urban planner from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, will discuss “Eden By Design: Planning, Politics and Power in Los Angeles” at 6 p.m. March 15 in Room 2104, Art and Architecture Bldg. Hise’s research and teaching examine American cities and regions since 1850, with a focus on southern California and the American West. He also is the author of Magnetic Los Angeles: Planning the Twentieth-Century Metropolis and is the co-editor of Rethinking Los Angeles.

    Hise’s lecture is sponsored by the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. For more information, call (734) 764-1300.

    Global Health Forum is March 13–17

    The second annual Global Health Forum, organized by the Global Health Council Student Chapter at the School of Public Health, will be held March 13–17. The program, “Refugee Health Issues: Between Conflict and Hope,” aims to increase awareness of the conditions and issues faced by various refugee populations. Events include:

  • Film: Children of Shatila, noon–1 p.m. March 13, Room 3040, School of Public Health. The film highlights the vulnerability of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

  • Keynote address: Michael Harbut, physician in chief, Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 4:30 p.m. March 14, Auditorium, School of Public Health I. Harbut is a former International Rescue Committee medical coordinator for the Kibumba (Rwanda) Refugee Camp.

  • Lecture: Ginny Morrison, former Peace Corps volunteer in rural Thailand and U-M alumna, noon March 15, Auditorium, School of Public Health II. Morrison will discuss “Availability and Barriers to the Use of Contraception and Emergency Contraception Among Cambodian Refugees Living on the Thai-Cambodia Border.”

  • Lecture: Maha Ayoub Giavis, 4 p.m. March 16, Auditorium, School of Public Health I. Giavis will discuss “The Palestinian Refugees: Their Plight Continues.”

  • Lecture: Jessica Goodkind, noon March 17, Room M1152, School of Public Health II. Goodkind has worked with Hmong refugees in Thailand, San Francisco and Lansing for the past seven years.

    All events are free. Co-sponsors include the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Center for South Asian Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Association for Arab Health, Palestine Committee, Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, Department of Epidemiology and the Medical School’s Diversity and Career Development Committee. For more information, visit the Web at or send e-mail to

    Poole’s Plus now available online

    Poole’s Plus, “The Digital Index of the 19th Century,” is now available to the U-M community on the Web at

    Poole’s Plus is the electronic version of W.F. Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature, 1802–1906. The resource provides date information to more than 400,000 citations that are updated in the printed index; allows for author searching; and contains expanded journal titled information.

    Opera Theatre presents The Daughter of the Regiment

    The School of Music’s Opera Theatre Program will present Gaetano Donizetti’s light-hearted comic opera, The Daughter of the Regiment, March 16–19 at Mendelssohn Theatre.

    This production of the French-language opera will feature a novel means of reaching a wider audience—all the arias will be sung in French with English supertitles, with the spoken sections of the opera performed in English.

    “We want to make the jokes understandable to modern ears,” explains guest director Ned Canty. “It’s more audience-friendly that way. This is an opera that anyone can enjoy.”

    Performances will be at 8 p.m. March 16–18 and at 2 p.m. March 19.

    Tickets, $18 and $14 reserved seating, $7 students, are available at the Michigan League Ticket Office, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and one hour prior to curtain.

    For more information, call (734) 764-0450.