The University Record, March 27, 2000


Space allocation panel to hold forums

Two public forums will be held by the panel appointed by President Lee C. Bollinger to examine the allocation of space to student groups and the nature and scope of the University’s involvement with student organizations.

  • March 28, 5:30–8:30 p.m. in Room 1324, East Hall.

  • April 9, 2–5 p.m. in Rackham Auditorium.

    Information on manufacturing sites for licensed logo items on Web

    Information on the sites where licensed apparel and other items bearing U-M logos are manufactured is on the Web at

    ‘Vietnam’ conference to be broadcast

    Those who missed getting tickets to attend the April 7 conference on “After the Fall: Vietnam Plus Twenty-Five” will be able to view the program live on UMTV and MediaOne.

    The program, which coincides with the 25th anniversary of the end of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, includes opening remarks by former President Gerald R. Ford (9 a.m.) and three panel discussions—“America and the World” (immediately following Ford), “The Presidency” (11 a.m.) and “Politics and the Media” (1:30 p.m.).

    UMTV is available in more than 80 buildings on campus. The conference will be aired on Channel 22, which also is the UMTV channel on MediaOne.

    Register now for free throat cancer screening

    The Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Otolaryngology are offering free throat cancer screenings and smoking cessation counseling 9 a.m.–1 p.m. April 15 at the Cancer Center. Symptoms of throat cancer may include a sore throat or hoarseness that will not go away and difficulty swallowing. Smoking, chewing tobacco and drinking alcohol are all risk factors for throat cancer.

    Exams will take less than 45 minutes and a complementary parking voucher or round-trip AATA bus pass will be provided. Space is limited, so early registration is advised. To schedule an appointment, call (800) 865-1125.

    Dearborn Child Development Center to host open house

    The U-M-Dearborn Child Development Center will host an open house for parents 4–6 p.m. March 30 in Room 1031, CASL Annex, Fair Lane Drive.

    The Center, accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, offers developmentally appropriate, play-based programs and summer day camps for preschoolers and toddlers plus full- and half-day kindergarten programs September–June. Programs are conducted by certified teachers with early childhood specialization.

    For more information, call (313) 593-5424.

    HIV seminar is April 12

    “Understanding HIV Basics: A Question-and-Answer Forum” with James Riddell will be presented 7–8:30 p.m. April 12 at the East Ann Arbor Health Center. The seminar, sponsored by the HIV/AIDS Treatment Program, is free and open to the public. Reservations, by calling (734) 647-9813 or (734) 763-9383, are required by March 31.

    H-1B immigration cap has been reached

    The International Center has learned that the Federal Register plans to publish a notice that the fiscal year 2000 H-1B immigration cap (the 115,000-person annual limit on temporary workers in a specialty occupation) has been reached. Any new H-1B petitions received from this point on will be given start dates of Oct. 1 or later. The annual cap does not apply to extensions, amended petitions or requests for change of employer.

    Information on how the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) will handle H-1B cases that are still pending in the INS service centers should be available in the Federal Register notice. The International Center will pass along this information as soon as it becomes available.

    The International Center has been advised that INS has decided not to count any over-issuances of H-1B status from fiscal 1999 against fiscal 2000 quotas, but INS has not specified whether it will apply any excess issuances against future years.

    Department administrators who are involved in the hiring of H-1B temporary workers are encouraged to contact the Center’s faculty and staff immigration advisers, (734) 763-4082, concerning international staff members for whom H-1B petitions have been filed or have yet to be filed.

    UCCF offers two workshops for parents

    The University Center for the Child and the Family (UCCF) is offering two workshops for parents of young children.

    “Inquisitive Minds: Responding to Opportunities to Help Your Preschooler Understand Adoption” is an eight-session workshop for the adoptive parents of children ages 3–6. The workshop, which will be held 7:15–8:45 p.m. Thursdays beginning April 6, will help parents begin an open discussion with a child that is responsive to his/her questions about adoption.

    “Adventures in Parenting: Life with Your Turbo-Charged Child” will offer activities to strengthen parenting skills and confidence, fresh suggestions and a chance to discuss experiences with other parents. The eight-session series, being held 7–8:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning April 4, is for parents of exceptionally intense, energetic, determined and sensitive children ages 2–6.

    Both workshops will be facilitated by two clinicians at the Center, Suite 1465, East Hall. The fee for each workshop is $160 per family. To register, call (734) 764-9466.

    Women’s Studies holds book sale

    The Women’s Studies Library, Room 236, West Hall, will have hundreds of books and journals for sale noon–4 p.m. April 3–6 in preparation for its May move to Lane Hall. Topics include history, literature and women’s studies. Prices will be reduced each day of the sale. For more information, send e-mail to or call (734) 647-0779.

    Writer/poet Patricia Smith will speak

    Patricia Smith, former columnist for the Boston Globe, will give a presentation on “Performance—Delivering the Word from off the Page at the Stage” at noon March 28 in the Boulevard Room, Pierpont Commons, and a literary performance at 8 p.m. in the U-Club, Michigan Uniotn.

    Smith is a four-time National Performance Poet Champion and winner of the Carl Sandburg Prize for Poetry.

    Smith’s programs are sponsored by the Michigan Union, Pierpont Commons and the Michigan League. For more information, contact Robb Ryan Q. Thibault, (734) 763-3202 or

    Tickets on sale for Glee Club concert

    The Men’s Glee Club will perform its 140th Annual Spring Concert at 8 p.m. April 8 in Hill Auditorium. The concert will feature a mixture of classical works, folk songs, contemporary pieces and traditional selections.

    The octet “The Friars” also will perform several popular tunes with its signature humor and showmanship. Tickets, $12, $10, $7 and $5, are available by calling (734) 764-1448.

    ‘Border Crossings 2000’ is March 29

    “Border Crossings 2000,” a special theatre of the arts performance, will be held at 8 p.m. March 29 in Rackham Auditorium. “Border Crossings” will feature William Bolcom, the Ross Lee Finney Distinguished University Professor of Music, and Joan Morris, adjunct associate professor of music (musical theatre), performing cabaret and American popular songs, and the Ariel Web team, a group of arts faculty members, who will combine artistic voices, videoscapes and technological innovations into a multimedia dance/music/poetry/visual arts presentation.

    The Rackham Building itself will be lit with a multicolor design by filmmaker and artist Robert Anderson. The Ariel Web team includes Peter Sparling, professor of dance; Richard Tillinghast, professor of English; James Cogswell, associate professor of art; Robert Anderson; Andrew Mead, professor of music (theory); Jonathan Tyman; Tom Bray, technologist, Information Technology Division; and Fred Bookstein, senior distinguished research scientist, Institute of Gerontology and Department of Biostatistics, and adjunct associate professor of gerontology.

    The performance is free and open to the public. Sponsors include the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice President for Research, Media Union, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, School of Music and the Gallery Dance Foundation. For information, call (734) 747-8885.

    Center for Display Technology and Manufacturing has moved

    The Center for Display Technology and Manufacturing moved to Room 218, Engineering Programs Bldg. 2101, 2609 Draper, on March 3.

    Philippine Study Group to meet April 1

    The Philippine Study Group will hold its spring kick-off discussion/meeting 2–4 p.m. April 1 in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg. Ninfa Saturnino Springer, associate professor emerita of nursing, and Robert Springer, former registrar at the Detroit Institute of Arts and Web designer of the VCON module, will discuss “Distance Education Using Virtual Class on Nutrition (VCON).” VCON is a Web-based instructional program that can be used as a supplement to nutrition courses.

    The Philippine Study Group is sponsoring a series of lectures about health and health services throughout the spring. Future lecture topics include “Medical Missions in the Philippines.” The group meets 2–4 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, contact Romy Aquino, (734) 665-7827 or send e-mail to

    Discover Russian folk and church music

    Archiglas, a professional vocal quintet from St. Petersburg, will perform a concert of Russian folk and church music at 7 p.m. April 2 in the Residential College Auditorium, East Quadrangle. The free concert is sponsored by the Residential College and St. Vladimir’s Russian Orthodox Church. A reception will follow the concert. For more information, call Alina Makin, (734) 647-4376.

    Enroll in first ‘Mini-Med School’

    Individuals who enroll in a new “Mini-Med School,” sponsored by the Women’s Health Program and the Edyth Bush Foundation, will learn about women’s health and illness issues. The “school,” a series of six Tuesday evening lectures, will be held April 4–May 9 in the Auditorium, School of Public Health Bldg. I. Medical School faculty and local medical professionals will deliver each session’s talk, focusing on such women’s health topics as teen pregnancy, endometriosis, depression, menopause, fibroids and osteoporosis. The lectures, geared toward a non-technical audience, will include a question-and-answer session.

    Enrollment, $60, $50 if registering with a spouse or friend, or $30 for students and senior citizens, will be done on a first-come first-serve basis. Tuition wavers are available for those who need assistance. To register, call (734) 936-8886.

    ‘Fellows Work’ to open today

    “Fellows Work,” a free, public exhibition highlighting the work of Karl Daubmann and Glenn Wilcox, both lecturers in architecture, will be on display March 27–April 28 in the Taubman College Gallery, Art and Architecture Bldg. They will demonstrate through multi-media presentations the architectural projects they completed while on campus as Fellows.

    As the College’s Oberdick Fellow, Daubmann examined the integrative effect of technology on design, teaching and research. Wilcox, who is the Muschenheim Fellow, will present a collection of past and present work that explores relationships between screen, space and body.

    The two will discuss the exhibition at 6 p.m. today. For more information, call (734) 764-1300 or visit the Web at

    LIR series focuses on ‘Medical Breakthroughs’

    The Learning in Retirement (LIR) program of the Geriatrics Center will host a weekly lecture series on “Medical Breakthroughs” beginning March 30. The lectures, open to everyone 55 years of age and older, are held 10–11:30 a.m. Thursdays in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. Topics include:

  • “A History of Medical Advances,” Joel Howell, professor of internal medicine, of health management and policy, and of history, March 30.

  • “Women’s Health—Reproductive and Life-Span Issues,” Timothy R. B. Johnson, department chair and the Bates Professor of the Diseases of Women and Children, April 6.

  • “Medical Imaging,” Catherine Klein, lecturer in radiology, April 13.

  • “New Developments in Organ Transplantation,” Darrell A. Campbell Jr., professor and associate chair, Department of Surgery, April 20.

  • “Gene Therapy for Muscular Dystrophy,” Jeffrey S. Chamberlain, professor of human genetics, April 27.

  • “Mental Illness and Mental Health: Milestones in Understanding & Treatment,” Alan M. Mellow, associate professor of psychiatry and faculty associate, Institute of Gerontology, May 4.

    The series is $25 per person for LIR members. LIR annual dues are $5 per person. For more information, call (734) 998-9353.

    Spaces available in summer camps

    The Division of Kinesiology is offering several camps June 26–Aug. 4 for children ages 6–11. KidSport, KidChemistry, KidScience and Camp Explorations are separate camps that can be combined to fill the entire day. For more information or to register, contact the U-Move Fitness Program, (734) 764-1342, or Kerry Winkelseth, (734) 647-2708.

    UROP to host research symposia

    The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) will host programs to showcase undergraduate student research.

  • Spring Research Forum, 5–7 p.m. March 29, Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union, will feature poster presentations by students in the sophomore, junior and senior programs.

  • 12th Annual Spring Research Symposium, 4–6:45 p.m. April 5, Michigan League. Students will display research poster presentations 4–5:30 p.m. on the second floor of the League. Welcoming remarks will be made by Regent Katherine E. White and Lester P. Monts, associate provost for academic affairs, at 5 p.m. in the League Ballroom. Twenty students will give oral presentations on their research in four concurrent sessions 5:30–6:45 p.m.

  • General Electric (GE) Research Symposium, 2–4 p.m. April 9, fourth floor, Rackham Bldg. GE Undergraduate Research Fellows will showcase their research in oral and poster presentations.

    For more information, call (734) 998-9381.

    Sign up for Digital Tool Kit workshops

    The School of Information’s Digital Tool Kit workshops allow U-M employees to update their job skills and explore new career interests. Courses include “E-marketing: Strategies and Tactics for the Information Age,” “Strategic Marketing: An Overview,” “Fundamentals of Competitive Intelligence,” “The Internet Today: Your Rights and Responsibilities,” “Usability Methods in Web Site Design” and others related to basic and advanced HTML, SGML/XML and databases.

    The workshops—two and one-half day sessions May–July—may be taken for U-M academic credit, continuing education units or personal enrichment. A new certification option will be offered with “E-business Basics: Building Blocks to E-commerce,” “Essential Internet Security and Policy,” “Professional Web Site Planning,” “Fundamental Web Skills” and “Web Site Developer.”

    For more information, visit the Web at or call (734) 647-7650.

    ‘Ask the Doctor’ focuses on exercise

    The next “Ask the Doctor” lecture with Neil Alexander, associate professor of internal medicine and senior associate research scientist, Institute of Gerontology, will focus on the benefits of physical activity and exercise 2–3:30 p.m. April 6 in Room 1130, Cancer and Geriatrics Centers Bldg. Alexander will discuss the effects of specialized balance, aerobic and strength training exercises on the daily functioning of older adults.

    The free, public series is sponsored by the Geriatrics Center. For more information, call (734) 764-2556.

    McCarty to deliver Weber Lecture

    Perry L. McCarty of Stanford University and the Western Region Hazardous Substance Research Center will deliver the Walter J. Weber Jr. Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at 3:45 p.m. March 31 in the Chesebrough Auditorium, Chrysler Center.

    McCarty’s lecture on “Cautionary Principles for Toxic Chemicals in the Environment—Experiences and Concepts in the Making,” sponsored by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will examine the environmental problems resulting from anthropogenic chemicals, the difficulties in forecasting consequences of their introduction and possible approaches to benign chemical design.

    A graduate student poster session and graduate student award lecture will precede the lecture, and a reception will follow it. For more information, visit the Web at

    Sessions focus on P-Card reconciliation

    The M-Pathways Project will offer several “Reconciling P-Card Interchanges” in April. The interchanges are for individuals who handle on-line P-Card reconciliation and have access to the M-Pathways financials system. The interchanges will demonstrate the on-line P-Card reconciliation process and attendees will receive a reference guide.

    Meeting dates and times are:

  • April 3, 8:30–10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.–noon, Rackham Amphitheater.

  • April 4, 1–2:30 p.m. or 2:45–4:15 p.m., Rackham Amphitheater.

  • April 10, Time and location to be announced, Flint campus.

  • April 11, 8:30–10 a.m., Chrysler Auditorium.

  • April 11, 1–2:30 p.m. or 3–4:30 p.m., South Lecture Hall, Med Sci II.

  • April 12, 2–3:30 p.m., Chrysler Auditorium.

    ‘Aspros Dromos’ dance concert is March 30–31, April 1

    The Department of Dance will present a Master of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Dance Arts concert titled “Aspros Dromos” at 8 p.m. March 30–31 and April 1 in the Betty Pease Studio Theatre, Dance Bldg. “Aspros Dromos” features the work of choreographers Gwyneth Bragdon, Atala-Nicole Loud, Jovita Weibel and Angela Youells.

    Tickets, $5, are sold beginning at 7 p.m. the night of the performance. Seating is limited. One dance piece contains partial nudity. For more information, call (734) 763-5460.

    Film marks Women’s History Month

    The Library Diversity Committee will show the film Through Chinese Women’s Eyes noon–1 p.m. March 28 in Room 806, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, in honor of Women’s History Month.

    The film, produced, written and directed by Mayfair Mei-jui Yang, examines the transformation in the lives of Chinese women during the 20th century.

    Institute for the Humanities brown-bag series continues

    The Institute for the Humanities brown-bag lecture series will continue with lectures March 28 and April 4 in Room 1524, Rackham Bldg.

  • “The Secret Spaces of Childhood,” Elizabeth Goodenough, lecturer in English, noon March 28. Goodenough’s video on the Secret Spaces of Childhood project suggests how landscaped play spaces, storytelling, drama and the visual arts are connected to issues of environmental justice.

  • “Decadence and the Crisis of Creation,” Silke-Maria Weineck, assistant professor of Germanic languages and literatures, noon April 4. Weineck will discuss the literary texts of Nietzsche, Weininger, Freud and others of their era to reflect on fin-de-siecle thought as a crisis of creation, historicism and masculinity.

    Exhibition focuses on children’s and families’ cancer experience

    Paintings, collages, photographs, poems and short stories by pediatric and teen cancer patients, their siblings and parents are among the items on display through March 31 in the Comprehensive Cancer Center’s “Creative Hands and Hearts” exhibition.

    The exhibition, organized by the Center’s child life specialists to mark National Children and Healthcare Week, offers insight into cancer’s effects on family life, medical experiences, feelings about caregivers and messages of hope. The artwork and writings of more than 40 individuals, along with biographical information and photos of the artists, will be on display 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. on level B1, Cancer and Geriatrics Centers Bldg. For more information, call (734) 936-9583.