The University Record, November 8, 1999


Lefkowitz to speak at Biology Forum

The Department of Physiology will host the 10th Annual Systems and Integrative Biology Research Forum beginning at 9 a.m. Nov. 11. Robert Lefkowitz of Duke University will discuss “Novel Signaling Mechanisms of G Protein-Coupled Receptors” at 12:30 p.m. in Room 3330, Medical Science I Bldg.

Student presentations will be given 9–10 a.m. in Room 7745, Medical Science II Bldg. A poster session will be held 10 a.m.–noon on the seventh floor of Medical Science II showcasing the work of students and faculty in the Systems and Integrative Biology Training Grant Program.

For more information, call 936-2355 or send e-mail to

Commuter Bus Route changes stop

The U-M South Commuter bus will no longer stop on State Street at the Michigan Union during its southbound run. Instead, the Commuter bus will pick up riders at the shelter on South University by the Museum of Art.

The change was made so that the Southbound Commuter bus would not block southbound traffic on State Street. Changes in the traffic pattern at that intersection allow only one lane southbound, leaving no room for cars to maneuver around a bus.

Alzheimer’s is focus of ‘Ask the Doctor’ program

The Turner Geriatric Clinic will host an “Ask the Doctor” program on Alzheimer’s disease 1–3 p.m. Nov. 12 in Room 1139, Cancer and Geriatrics Centers Bldg.

Norman Foster will discuss how to detect the beginning of Alzheimer’s and deal with the diagnosis. For more information, call 764-2556.

CFW panel discusses ‘dream job’ preparation

The Commission for Women (CFW) will present a brown-bag panel discussion “Enter the Millennium Prepared for the Job of Your Dreams” at noon Nov. 17 in the Koessler Room, Michigan League.

Shelly Morrison, personnel officer, Medical School; Sue Rasmussen, director, Affirmative Action Programs, Human Resources and Affirmative Action; and Wendy Powell, personnel representative, Employee Relations and Compensation, Human Resources and Affirmative Action, will be featured on the panel.

For more information, contact Elaine Sims, 936-7634 or, or send e-mail to

Smith’s and Zirbes’ works featured at Humanities gallery

The November/December Institute for the Humanities’ exhibition features the work of Sherri Smith, interim associate dean for graduate studies, School of Art and Design, and the Catherine B. Heller Collegiate Professor of Art, and Georgette Zirbes, professor of art, through Dec. 20 in Rooms 1512–1524, Rackham Bldg. Works on science, mathematics and global relationships will be featured. Visit with the artists 5–6:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in Rooms 1512–1524, Rackham Bldg. For more information, contact Mary Price, 936-3519 or, or visit the Web at The Institute’s gallery is open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri.

League offers pre-‘Susannah’ dinner

The Friends of the Michigan League will sponsor a three-course dinner at 6 p.m. Nov. 11 in the League’s Buffet Dining Room. The dinner precedes the Opera Theatre’s 8 p.m. performance of Susannah at the Power Center for the Performing Arts.

The dinner is $25 per person, including tax and gratuity. A cash wine bar will be available. Reservations are required. To make reservations, call 647-7463 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Mon.–Fri. or send e-mail to

Neuman to speak on memoir Nov. 9

LS&A Dean Shirley Neuman will give the final formal talk in the Institute for the Humanities’ “The Moment of the Memoir” series at noon Nov. 9 in Rackham Amphitheater. Neuman, whose work includes research and writing on the autobiographical texts of major modernist writers, will discuss “Landscape, Memory, Autobiography.”

For more information, call the Institute for the Humanities, 936-3518.

Euro conference is Nov. 12–13

The Center for European Studies is holding a free conference “The Euro: A New Currency for a New Millennium?” 2–6 p.m. Nov. 12 in Room 2609 and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Nov. 13 in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg. Topics include:

  • “Financial Markets, Taxation and European Unification,” Nov. 12.

  • “Labor Issues,” Nov. 12.

  • “Social, Cultural and Institutional Aspects,” Nov. 13.

  • “The European Union in Geopolitical Context,” Nov. 13.

    For more information, call 647-2743.

    Student architecture displayed Nov. 12

    The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning will host “Architecture: Studio Work” Nov. 12–Dec. 6 at the Residential College/East Quadrangle Art Gallery to highlight student architecture projects.

    The exhibition will feature undergraduate and graduate work, as well as descriptions of student projects and their relationship to the architecture curriculum. Brian Carter, professor of architecture and chair of the Architecture Program, will include additional work representing the relationship between studio work and completed projects of both national and international design.

    The East Quad Gallery is open noon–8 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and noon–4 p.m. Sat. For more information, contact Jamie Hart, 936-1998 or

    Opera Theatre presents ‘Susannah’

    The Opera Theatre will present Carlisle Floyd’s American folk opera Susannah at 8 p.m. Nov. 11–13 and 2 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Power Center for the Performing Arts.

    Based on one of the Bible’s apocryphal books, Susannah tells the tragic story of a woman from rural Tennessee accused by town elders of sinful behavior and ostracized from her community. The production will feature the 44-piece University Symphony Orchestra.

    Tickets are $18 and $14, $7 with student ID (limit two tickets per ID). For tickets, call 764-0450, or visit the Michigan League Ticket Office 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. or the Power Center one hour prior to performances.

    UMS hosts Les Arts Florissants, Theatre of Voices

    The University Musical Society (UMS) will host performances by the chorus and orchestra Les Arts Florissants and the vocal ensemble Theatre of Voices this week. Appearance dates and times are:

  • Les Arts Florissants, 8 p.m. Nov. 10, Hill Auditorium. The group, featuring nine vocalists, 18 instrumentalists, three dancers and two actors, will reconstruct Henry Purcell’s King Arthur. The ensemble was founded in 1979 in Paris by conductor William Christie. Tickets are $40, $30, $20 and $14.

  • Theatre of Voices, 8 p.m. Nov. 12, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2250 E. Stadium Blvd. The six-member ensemble was created by Paul Hillier to explore the notion of a “theater” where the scenery is the sound of voices and the action consists of words. Theatre of Voices combines medieval and renaissance polyphony with more compositions that complement early English music. Tickets are $25.

    For tickets or more information, visit the Web at or call 764-2538.

    Norman will discuss the ‘For-Profit University’

    Donald A. Norman, author and advocate of user-centered design, will discuss “Technology and the Rise of the For-Profit University” at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in Hale Auditorium. Norman’s talk is co-sponsored by the School of Information Student Speakers Committee.

    Norman will explore his visions of a university, open 24 hours a day, all across the world to people who are employed or otherwise unable to attend a location-based university full-time, where the emphasis is on teaching and where there are distinctions between those who define and develop the content, those who assemble it and those who instruct it.

    For more information, visit the Web at

    Memoir discussion is Nov. 16

    “Remembering the Moment of the Memoir,” a free, public discussion focusing on the Institute for the Humanities’ memoir series, will take place at noon Nov. 16 in Room 1524, Rackham Bldg. Terry Blackhawk, a retired Detroit high school teacher who taught the series’ mini-course, and her students will discuss their original interest in the memoir, their reactions to the lectures and their own experiences with memoir writing.

    Blackhawk is director of Inside/Out, a creative writing program she started in 1994. The program encourages Detroit teenagers to develop as poets by placing professional writers-in-residence in many of the city’s public schools. Blackhawk recently published Body and Field, a collection of poetry based on her experiences with Inside/Out.

    Rackham panel will focus on ‘Body-Invoking Experiences’

    The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the 1999 Rackham Summer Interdisciplinary Institute Fellows will present a panel discussion that explores the ways body-invoking experiences can be the subject of interdisciplinary investigation, 3–5 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Rackham Assembly Hall.

    Panelists will discuss two specific examples of unusual physical activity: giving birth and undergoing self-defense training. In both areas, there has been a recent movement to introduce a technique that is more self-directed than traditional approaches. For more information, contact Jonathan Metzl,

    CMENAS hosts piano concert

    The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS) will host pianist Waleed Howrawi’s performance at 4 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Kerrytown Concert House.

    Howrawi was born in New York but grew up in Lebanon where he performed for the composer Aram Khatchatourian, who worked to obtain a scholarship for Howrawi to study in the former U.S.S.R. Howrawi, who has given concerts throughout the United States and in 22 foreign countries, has been recognized with such awards as the Certificate of Honour at the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow and the Lebanese Medal of Merit.

    The concert will include such works as Mozart’s Fantasia in D Minor, Beethoven’s Sonata in E Flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3 and Howrawi’s own Variations on the AUB Anthem. Tickets are $15 for regular seating and $25 for priority seating. All proceeds will benefit the Endowment Fund of CMENAS. For tickets, call 764-0350.

    Cohen to speak on media bias, censorship

    The Howard R. Marsh Center for the Study of Journalistic Performance will present a free, public lecture by Jeffrey Cohen, titled “Media Bias and Censorship in the Era of the Conglomerates,” at 4 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Founders Room, Alumni Center.

    A columnist, commentator and author, Cohen is the founder of FAIR, a national media watch group based in New York. Cohen’s columns have been published in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Pos, and the Boston Globe. He is the author of four books, has co-hosted CNN’s “Crossfire” and has appeared on such programs as “Larry King Live” and “Today” to discuss issues of media and politics.

    For more information, call 764-0423.

    Chinese Studies holds Silkroad symposium

    The Center for Chinese Studies will hold “Art and Culture Along the Silkroad: International Symposium” 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in Room 2553, LS&A Bldg. The symposium, exploring the art and cultural exchanges that took place along the Silkroad, will focus on the cultural relics found along the ancient trading route between the East and the West. New visual materials found in Chinese Central Asia, Tibet, India and other important ancient sites in the western part of the route will be exhibited.

    Lectures include:

  • “The Beginning of Buddhism in China: New Archaeological Evidence.”

  • “The Vakataka Caves and the Dunhuang Caves: A Question of Equivalence.”

  • “Sino-Indian Cultural Exchanges Shown in the Archaeological Discoveries Along the Silkroad.”

  • “The Nomad’s Choice: Sheep or Silk.”

  • “Visualizing the Buddha: Style and Visualization Texts in Northern Wei China.”

  • “New Visual Materials Discovered in the Small Cave Sites in Chinese Central Asia.”

  • “Tibetan Style Esoteric Motifs in the Feilaifeng Caves Near Hangzhou.”

  • “Patrons of the Earliest Dunhuang Caves.”

    The film Flowers on the Silkroad will be shown 4–5:30 p.m. For more information, call 764-6308 or visit the Web at

    Library adds sports, fitness databases

    The University Library has added several sport- and fitness-related databases to its collection of digital resources. Links to the databases are found on the Web at New resources include:

  • SPORT Discus. A source, with records from 1975 to the present, offering practical and research literature on sport, physical fitness and physical education topics.

  • Olympic Museum Database. The database contains more than 11,000 references to materials on the Olympic games and sports.

  • ATLANTES. A Spanish-language sport database, covering 1980–1996, with more than 7,000 citations.

  • HERACLES. A French-language sport database, covering 1975–1997, with more than 71,000 records.

    The direct Web address for the databases is for Netscape Navigator 3.01 or Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher. For lower versions of Netscape and Explorer, visit the Web at

    Basement Arts announces performances, open mike night

    Basement Arts will perform the free play Living Hell, written by Jaime Vazquez, at 7 p.m. Nov. 4–6 and 11 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Arena Theatre, Frieze Bldg. Living Hell is a romantic comedy about a man named Henry who believes he is “temping” for Satan. For more information, call 764-6800.

    Basement Arts will host a “Wide Open Floor” open-mike night at 11 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Arena Theatre. To sign up for a performance time, visit Room 2550, Frieze Bldg., or contact Daniel Kahn, 623-9187.

    Basement Arts is a student-run theatre company housed within the Department of Theatre and Drama.

    Tibetan monk to speak Nov. 14

    Students for Free Tibet and Amnesty International in association with Jewel Heart will sponsor a lecture by Palden Gyatso, a Tibetan monk who was imprisoned by the Chinese government for 33 years, at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in Auditorium B, Angell Hall. Gyatso, who received the John Humphrey Human Rights Award, will discuss his imprisonment and the plight of political prisoners in Tibet.

    Gyatso was imprisoned in 1959 at the height of the Chinese Cultural Revolution and was released in August 1992 partly due to the pressure of international groups such as Amnesty International. Gyatso, who has served more time in prison than any other surviving Tibetan who has reached the West, has testified before the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva and the U.S. Congress about the abuses he suffered.

    A book signing will follow the lecture. For more information, call 332-1309.

    Medical School hosts fall Research Forum

    The Medical School’s Office of Student Biomedical Research Program (OSBRP) and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) will host the 45th Annual Student Research Fall Forum 3–5 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Michigan League Ballroom.

    The Student Summer Biomedical Research Program Opportunities 2000 event will follow the forum at 5:30 p.m. in the Michigan Room. Brief presentations on the Biomedical Research Summer Program (BRSP), Ruth/AOA Fellowship-One Year Award, AHA-MI Summer Research Program, application criteria and mentor resources will be given. To participate in the BRSP, undergraduates must have a 3.0 GPA as of January 2000 and be enrolled as a full-time U-M student in fall 2000.

    For more information, send e-mail to Sue Duncan,

    Dance Dept presents ‘Mobius I,’ ‘Mobius II’

    The Dance Department will present two free concerts, “Mobius I” and “Mobius II: Senior Thesis Concert,” at the Media Union Studio. “Mobius I,” inspired by Salvador Dali’s The Virgin of Guadeloupe, will be performed at 8 p.m. Nov. 12–13 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 14. “Mobius II: Senior Thesis Concert,” showcasing a mixture of dances, techniques and styles, will be presented at 8 p.m. Nov. 18–20.

    “Mobius I,” featuring the choreography of five students, explores the multiple facets of relationships, whether they are sexual, familial or social. “Mobius II” presents a variety of new works by the same five choreographers.

    For more information, visit the Web at or call 763-5460.

    E-mail service will be interrupted Nov. 27

    The servers that house campuswide e-mail service will be moved, over a 5-hour period, to the Arbor Lakes Data Facility beginning at midnight Nov. 27. Faculty, staff and students who use Pine, Mulberry and Eudora (or other POP or IMAP clients) e-mail programs will be unable to access their e-mail accounts during the move.

    If e-mail use is attempted during this time, a “connection refused” error message will be sent. During the outage, all mail sent from other mail systems to holders of the affected mailboxes will be queued. When the servers are restarted, all queued mail will be delivered.

    After the initial outage, users may experience short delays in mail delivery while the backlog of queued mail is delivered. No other interruption of service is expected.

    Health Sciences Libraries offer electronic resource workshops

    The Health Sciences Libraries will offer seven classes this month on searching electronic resources. Course dates and times are:

  • “Biomedical Information at Your Fingertips,” 10 a.m.–noon, Nov. 4, LRC 3950, Taubman Medical Library (TML). The class focuses on such databases as Web of Science, MD Consult, MIRLYN Indexes, Biological Abstracts and other OVID offerings.

  • “Using EndNote with Biomedical Resources,” 10:30 a.m.–noon, Nov. 9, LRC 3950, TML. The course introduces EndNote, a program for managing bibliographic citations and personal libraries.

  • “Nursing Resources,” 4–6 p.m. Nov. 10, TC B1 394, University Hospital (UH). The workshop teaches participants how to retrieve information from MEDLINE and CINAHL databases through UM-MEDSEARCH.

  • “Advanced UM-MEDSEARCH,” 12:30–2 p.m. Nov. 11, TC B1 394, UH. Advanced MEDSEARCH features, such as shortcuts to bypass menus and verify references, will be covered.

  • “UM-MEDSEARCH,” 1–2:30 p.m., Nov. 15, LRC 3950, TML. Basic features of UM-MEDSEARCH, which provides access to such databases as MEDLINE and HealthStar, will be discussed.

  • “Introduction to Searching NCBI Databases,” noon–2 p.m. Nov. 17, LRC 3950, TML. The class will focus on using the Entrez interface to search nucleotide, protein and genetic databases.

  • “Nursing Internet Resources,” 4–6 p.m. Nov. 17, LRC 3950, TML. The workshop will explore the major nursing Internet sites and offer tips on evaluating the quality of information.

    For more information, visit the Web at To register, call 763-2037 or send e-mail to Classes with fewer than six participants will be cancelled with 24 hours notice.

    Join a vanpool

    Openings are available in a vanpool between Jackson and University Hospital. The van leaves Jackson Crossing between 6:15 a.m. and 6:20 a.m., picks up riders for the return trip at designated stops beginning at 4:15 p.m. and departs Ann Arbor by 4:30 p.m. If interested, call Cindy Hendrickson, 936-8198.

    Economic Outlook Conference slated for Nov. 18–19

    The Department of Economics and the Institute for Social Research will sponsor the 47th Annual Conference on the Economic Outlook Nov. 18–19, focusing on the U.S. and Michigan economies and the consumer outlook for the year 2000. Sessions include:

  • Nov. 18 sessions: “The U.S. Economic Outlook,” 9:30 a.m., “The Consumer Outlook for 2000,” 11 a.m., “The Outlook for Europe: The Euro’s First Birthday,” “The Decline in the NAIRU,” “U.S. Wage Growth in the 1990s: Is Information Technology Improving the Inflation Outlook?” and “What Drives Consumer Sentiment?”

  • Nov. 19 sessions: “The 2000 Outlook for the Michigan Economy,” 9:30 a.m., “The Future of the World Trading System” and “Why Has Housing Been So Strong—Can It Continue?”

    All sessions will be held in the Rackham Amphitheater, except for an after-dinner address by John Ryding, senior economist and senior managing director at Bear Stearns & Co. He will speak on “The Financial Aspects of the Economic Outlook” at 7:45 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Michigan League.

    To register or for more information, visit the Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics Web page at or call 764-2567.

    Artist Stevens will speak Nov. 12

    May Stevens, a founding member of the 1970s feminist art movement and the journal Heresies, will lecture at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 in Room 2104, Art and Architecture Bldg.

    Stevens is the recipient of the Women’s Caucus for the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award. Her paintings, photomurals and prints have been shown at such venues as the Museum of Modern Art and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

    The free, public lecture is sponsored by the Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visiting Artists Program in the School of Art and Design. For more information, call 763-4417.

    Arts of Citizenship sponsors lectures by Casey Blake Nov. 11

    The Arts of Citizenship Program will sponsor two free, public lectures by Casey Nelson Blake, professor of history and director of American studies, Columbia University. Blake will speak on “The Modernist Moment in American Public Art” at 4 p.m. Nov. 11 in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg. A reception follows this program. He also will discuss “Resisting the Culture Wars” at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Multi-Purpose Room, Ann Arbor District Library, Main Branch.

    Blake specializes in issues related to federal funding for the arts.

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

    Dissertation Award nominations due Dec. 10

    Nominations for the Distinguished Dissertation Awards are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 10. Eligible nominees must have completed a dissertation and earned a doctorate during the 1999 calendar year. Criteria include the nominee’s overall credentials, the quality of the dissertation’s writing, and its degree of innovation, creativity, insight, scope and importance to the field.

    Faculty members from a broad range of disciplines are encouraged to make nominations. Nominations require a completed cover sheet and must be endorsed by the student’s department or program. For complete instructions and a downloadable coversheet, visit the Web at or contact Mary Gibbons, 647-7548 or

    Caruso, St. John will speak today (Nov. 8)

    Adam Caruso and Peter St. John of Caruso St. John Architects in London, England, will speak at 6 p.m. today (Nov. 8) in Room 2104, Art and Architecture Bldg. Caruso and St. John will discuss their design proposals for a new urban infrastructure in the London borough of Southwark and their recent completion of the Walsall Art Gallery for 20th century art.

    “City/Building: Recent Work by Caruso St. John,” an exhibition focusing on these projects, will open following the lecture in the Taubman College Gallery, Room 2106, Art and Architecture Bldg. Caruso St. John Architects recently was named one of the five leading young architectural practices in Europe by Architectural Record.

    For more information, call 764-1300 or visit the Web at

    Regents will meet Nov. 18–19

    The U-M Regents are scheduled to hold their monthly meeting Nov. 18–19.

    Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance should contact the Regent’s Office two weeks in ad-vance. Call 764-3883 or write to Regents’ Office, Fleming Bldg., U-M, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. For TTY services, call 647-1388.

    Research Responsibility series continues Nov. 10

    The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) will sponsor two free discussion sessions 5-7 p.m. Nov. 10 and Nov. 15 in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg., as part of the Research Responsibility Program.

  • Responsible Data Management: Biomedical Sciences; Brenda Gillespie, associate research scientist and associate director, Center for Statistical Consultation and Research (CSCR), and associate professor of biostatistics, and Edward D. Rothman, director, CSCR, and professor of biostatistics; Nov. 10.

  • Responsible Data Management: Social Sciences, Gillespie and Rothman, Nov. 15.

    The sessions emphasize ethical analysis and problem-solving using a case-study approach. For more information, call OVPR, 763-1289, or send e-mail to

    Kendzierski to visit Nov. 15

    Deborah Kendzierski, associate professor of psychology, Villanova University, will deliver two presentations Nov. 15. Kendzierski will speak on “Self-Definition and Adolescent Health Behavior,” noon–1 p.m. in Room 1334, 400 NIB, School of Nursing. She also will discuss “Self-Definition and Health Behavior: Promising Directions for Research,” 4–5:15 p.m. in Room D, Michigan League.

    Kendzierski’s visit is sponsored by the Department of Psychology, Division of Kinesiology and the Child/Adolescent Health Behavior Research Center and Health Promotion/Risk Reduction Programs. For more information, call 647-0109.