The University Record, November 1, 1999

Briefings

Schultz will repeat Windows NT course

Eugene Schultz, CISSP, adjunct professor at Purdue University and trusted security adviser and research director for Global Integrity Corp., will repeat his “Advanced Windows NT Security” course Jan. 27–28, 2000. The hands-on course, sponsored by the Office of Policy Development and Education (OPDE) , initially was presented in September for system administrators interested in increasing the security of Windows NT systems.

There is a waiting list for the course and individuals on the list will be contacted to confirm their interest in attending the January course. For information, contact OPDE educator Paul Millis, 647-4274, or register by sending e-mail to jartar@umich.edu. The cost of the course is $600.

Reimbursement claims due Nov. 10, 16

To ensure reimbursement in your November paycheck, health care and/or dependent care reimbursement account claims must be turned in by Nov. 10 for those paid bi-weekly, Nov. 16 for those paid monthly. Claims should be dropped off at or mailed to Benefits Office, G405 Wolverine Tower Low Rise, 3003 S. State St., Ann Arbor MI 48109-1278. Allow sufficient time for mailed claims to be received by the deadline. Forms and a list of due dates are on the Web at www.umich.edu/~benefits and in the Reimbursement Accounts Claims Kit. For information, call any Benefits Office, 763-1214 (Central Campus), 764-6584 (Medical Campus), (313) 593-5192 (Dearborn), (810) 766-6845 (Flint).

Sweatshop labor advisory committee will hold public forum Nov. 8

The Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights will hold a public forum

4–6 p.m. Nov. 8 In Schorling Auditorium School of Education. A panel discussion will focus on compliance with codes of conduct. Panelists will include Bama Athreya, International Labor Rights Fund; Win Swenson, KPMG and Marion Traub-Werner, United Students Against Sweatshops.

‘Social Work Day’ is Nov. 4

The School of Social Work is holding “Social Work Day” 3–5 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union for people who are interested in pursuing a career in social work.

Faculty, administrators and students will speak on the master of social work program and the Ph.D. program, as well as career opportunities in social work. For more information, call 764-3309.

Gross to discuss 1913 storm

Meteorologist Paul Gross, WDIV-TV, will discuss the “Storm of the Century: The Great Lakes Storm of 1913” at 7:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. Nov. 9 in the U-M Detroit Observatory Library. Gross will speak about the weather conditions, as well as the predicament of those people who were on freighters during the storm. The 12-hour storm carried a winter blizzard and hurricane force winds.

Gross’ talk is part of the Observatory Lecture Series. Seating is limited to 35 people. For more information, call 763-2230 or visit the Web at www.DetroitObservatory.umich.edu.

New women faculty to discuss research

The Center for the Education of Women will present a panel discussion titled “Differences Among Women: New Women Faculty Talk About Their Research” noon–1:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Women’s Studies Lounge, West Hall. Carolina R. Lithgow-Bertelloni, assistant professor of geological sciences; Joanna Mirecki-Millunchick, assistant professor of materials science and engineering; and Helen A. Pass, assistant professor of surgery, will be featured.

For more information, call 998-7080.

‘Global Weeds, Local Solutions’ focus of Arb Friends’ meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Friends of Nichols Arboretum will be held 7–9 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League. Harry Morton will be recognized for his 13 years of leadership. Bob Grese, professor of landscape architecture and new director of Nichols Arboretum, will present “Global Weeds, Local Solutions” with graduate student Jim Lempke. Grese and Lempke will discuss the global issue of threatened biodiversity and examine local solutions the Arboretum can offer.

The program is open to the public. For reservations or more information, call 998-9540.

Sigma Xi hosts conference on technology transfer

The U-M chapter of Sigma Xi is sponsoring a conference titled “Technology Transfer: The Fourth Mission of the University?” 8:30 a.m.–noon Nov. 8 in the Alumni Center. The conference, featuring a faculty panel discussion, will focus on the impact of adding technology transfer to the University’s present missions—teaching, research and service.

Fawwaz Ulaby, vice president for research, and Marvin Parnes, interim director, Technology Management Office, will discuss “History, Definitions and University Mandate” at 9:05 a.m. President Emeritus Robben W. Fleming will give concluding remarks at 11:40 a.m.

For more information, visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~sigmaxi/.

Eccles delivers McKeachie Lecture

Jacquelynne S. Eccles, the Wilbert J. McKeachie Collegiate Professor of Psychology; professor of women’s studies and of education; interim chair, Department of Psychology; and senior research scientist, Research Center for Group Dynamics, will give a lecture at 4:10 p.m. Nov. 8 in Rackham Amphitheater in honor of her appointment to the McKeachie chair.

In “What Are We Doing to Our Early Adolescent Children?” Eccles will summarize research she and her colleagues have done in Southeastern Michigan looking at the mismatch between middle school/junior high school environments and the needs of early adolescent children. Eccles will discuss the long-term consequences of a difficult school transition and make suggestions for designing more appropriate school environments for early adolescent children.

A reception will follow in Rackham Assembly Hall. For information, call 998-6244.

Join broomball league

The Intramural (IM) Sports Program will accept entries for the pre-season Broomball Tournament 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Nov. 8–10 at the IM Sports Bldg. The entry fee is $45 per team. Team managers must attend a meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 11 in Cliff Keen Arena. Games will be played at 10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. Nov. 14–Dec. 9 at Yost Ice Arena. For more information, call 763-3562.

Library announces faculty workshops

The University Library has announced its November faculty workshops, to be held in the Faculty Exploratory. Selections include:

  • “Incorporating Interactivity into Your Web Site,” 3–5 p.m. today (Nov. 1).

  • “Importing Citations into Your EndNote Library,” 10–11 a.m. Nov. 2.

  • “MS Office Tips and Tricks,” 2:30–4 p.m. Nov. 4.

  • “Photoshop: Images and Buttons for the Web,” 10–11 a.m. Nov. 8.

  • “Managing Your Citations with EndNote,” 5–7 p.m. Nov. 9.

    For information, visit the Web at www.exploratory.lib.umich.edu. To register, contact the Faculty Exploratory, 647-7406 or exploratory@umich.edu.

    New scholarships available for children of faculty, staff

    Undergraduate students who are children of University faculty and staff members with at least a 50 percent appointment are eligible for eight $1,000 scholarships through the Office of Financial Aid (OFA). Funding for the scholarships came from prior balances in the University’s prepaid medical and dependent care reimbursement accounts.

    Applicants must demonstrate financial need, as determined from the 1999-00 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who wish to apply must submit:

  • A scholarship application form, available at OFA or on the Web at www.finaid.umich.edu/umfacstaff.htm.

  • A 1999–00 FAFSA, available at OFA or on the Web at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

    Application deadline is Dec. 1. Recipients will be notified by Dec. 15. Scholarships are for one year, but students may reapply in following years. Send applications to: Scholarship Office, 2011 Student Activities Bldg. For information, call 763-4119.

    Basement Arts presents ‘Hurlyburly’

    Basement Arts’ production of Hurlyburly, co-directed by Jonathan Gentry and Aral Basil Gribble, will open Nov. 4 in the Arena Theatre, Frieze Bldg. Performances will be given at 7 p.m. Nov. 4–6 and 11 p.m. Nov. 5.

    David Rabe’s Hurlyburly delves into the addictive aspects of life in excess as it explores the drug and alcohol-infused lifestyle of two Hollywood Hills casting directors.

    Basement Arts is the student-run theatre company housed within the Department of Theatre and Drama. All performances are free. For more information, call 764-6800.

    Exhibit Museum announces November planetarium shows

    The Exhibit Museum will offer two planetarium shows this month:

    “Adventures in Autumn,” 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 6, 13, 20, 26 and 27; 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Bright stars, planets and constellations are discussed, with updates on current astronomical events.

    “Native American Skies,” 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 26 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 7, 14 and 21. The program explores Native American myths about the origin of the stars and the Milky Way, as well as legends about why the leaves change colors.

    Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for senior citizens and children age 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased in the Museum Store beginning one hour before each show.

    Rackham calls for seminar proposals

    The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies is accepting proposals for 2000–2001 Interdisciplinary Seminars. Senior faculty who would like to team teach with someone they might not ordinarily work with or who would like to explore an interdisciplinary topic are encouraged to submit proposals by Jan. 14.

    Seminars slated for winter 2000 include:

  • “Thinking about the (Post) Modern,” Geoff Eley, professor of history and director, Program for Comparative Study of Social Transformations, and Julia Adams, associate professor of sociology.

  • “Spatio-Temporal Complexity in Science and Engineering,” Franco Nori, associate professor of physics, and Robert Ziff, professor of chemical engineering and of macromolecular science and engineering.

  • “An Empirical-Physical Approach to Manufacturing Quality and Productivity,” Jianjun Shi, assistant professor of industrial and operations engineering; C.F. Wu, the Harry Clyde Carver Professor of Statistics and professor of industrial and operations engineering; and Jack Hu, associate professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics.

  • “The Body and Its Disciplines—Pain, Death and Disease,” Silke-Marie Weineck, assistant professor of Germanic languages and literatures.

    Seminars are designed to attract students from various fields in an effort to explore new topics and spark interdisciplinary research projects. To submit a proposal, obtain the necessary materials from the Dean’s Office, Room 1014, Rackham Bldg., or visit the Web at www.rackham.umich.edu/Events/risapp.html. For more information, send e-mail to Lynne Dumas, ledumas@umich.edu.

    Visiting Writers schedule set

    The Department of English and the Office of the Provost will sponsor free, public lectures by three visiting writers this month in Rackham Amphitheater. Lecture dates and times are:

  • Charles Baxter, 5 p.m. Nov. 4, fiction reading. Baxter is the author of six fiction books, a book of poetry and a book of essays on fiction. He has received a literature award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

  • Larissa Szporluk, 5 p.m. Nov. 9, poetry reading. Szporluk’s book Dark Sky Question won the 1997 Barnard New Women Poet’s Prize. A Washington Post article characterized Szporluk’s work as “interior in a different way, full of strange imagery, [and] syntax as elusive as the logic of dreams.”

  • Seamus Heaney, 5 p.m. Nov. 15, lecture; 5 p.m. Nov. 17, poetry reading. Heaney’s works include 11 collections of poetry, two collections of criticism and his version of Sophocles’ Philoctetes, The Cure at Troy. In 1995, Heaney, the Ralph Waldo Emerson Poet in Residence, Harvard University, became the first Irish poet to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.

    For more information, call Ian Reed Twiss, 647-6471.

    Vlastos to discuss Japanese revolutionary Tachibana

    The Center for Japanese Studies will sponsor a lecture by Stephen Vlastos, professor of history, University of Iowa, at noon Nov. 4 in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg. on “Against Capitalist Modernity: Tachibana Kozaburo’s Journey from Pastoralism to Rightwing Revolution.”

    Vlastos will discuss a 1932 Japanese uprising, brought about by a faction of radicalized farmers led by Tachibana and a group of young, right-wing army officers, focusing on the ideological and social context of his actions in joining military extremists.

    For more information, call 764-6307 or visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~iinet/cjs/events/CJSevents.html.