To ensure reimbursement in an October paycheck, health care and/or dependent care reimbursement account claims must be turned in by Oct. 13 if paid bi-weekly, Oct. 19 if paid monthly. Claims can be dropped off or sent, allowing sufficient time for mail delivery, to the Benefits Office, Wolverine Tower-Low Rise G405, 3003 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1278. Claims are considered within the deadline based on the date they are received in the Benefits Office. Forms and a list of due dates are available on the Web at www.umich.edu/~benefits/ and in the Reimbursement Accounts Claims Kit. For more information, contact any Benefits Office: Main Campus, 763-1214; Medical Campus, 764-6584; Flint, (810) 766-6845; or Dearborn, (313) 593-5192.
Walkathon scheduled for Oct. 30
The Health System will co-sponsor a walkathon beginning at 9 a.m. Oct. 30 at Gallup Park. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Rev. Albert Lightfoots child care center, located at New Hope Baptist Church.
Registration for the walk begins at 8 a.m. Oct. 30; the walk is free, but donations of any amount will be accepted. The 3.65-mile loop will take approximately 70 minutes.
Local co-sponsors include the Ann Arbor Chapter of the Links Inc., and Jack and Jill, as well as sororities Delta Sigma Theta and Alpha Kappa Alpha. For more information, call Mary Johnson, 741-7028.
Borut will deliver Staebler lecture
Donald Borut, executive director of the National League of Cities, will give the Staebler Lecture at 4 p.m. Oct. 8 in Room 1636, Social Work Bldg. Boruts free, public talk will focus on the effect of federalism on local government. Borut, a U-M alumnus, began his career working for the city of Ann Arbor before moving to Washington, D.C., in 1971 to help lead the International City Management Association.
Presented every other year by the School of Public Policy, the Staebler Lecture recognizes one of the schools graduates who has made a significant contribution to public service. For more information, call 764-3490.
CAUP naming ceremony planned
Businessman and philanthropist A. Alfred Taubman has donated $30 million to the College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP). The college will be named in his honor at a ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in Slusser Court, Art & Architecture Bldg.
All faculty, students and staff are invited to attend the ceremony. James Stewart Polshek of Polshek Partnership Architects, New York, N.Y., will be the guest speaker. Remarks by President Lee C. Bollinger, Provost Nancy Cantor, Regent Andrea Fischer Newman and a presentation to Taubman will be followed by a reception in the second floor Art & Architecture Bldg. courtyard. CAUP afternoon classes will be cancelled to allow everyone to attend the ceremony.
For more information, call 764-1300.
Food and Nutrition Services presents satellite broadcast
A series of lectures on Childhood Obesity: The New Epidemic will be presented 12:455 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Maternal and Child Health Center Auditorium via satellite from the American Dietetic Associations (ADA) 82nd annual meeting. Admission is free with a U-M ID, but registration is required by Oct. 12. To register or for more information, contact Jennifer Andrus, 647-5655 or email@example.com.
5K run/walk is Oct. 9
M-Fit will host its Third Annual 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m. Oct. 9 at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Dr. Long-sleeve event shirts, as well as prizes and food, are available. For information, call 998-8700.
Susan Douglas delivers Shaw Lecture
Susan Douglas, the Catherine Neafie Kellogg Professor of Communication Studies, will deliver the Vivian R. Shaw Lecture at 7 p.m. today (Oct. 4) in Room 182, Dennison Bldg. Douglas will discuss Celebrity Moms vs. Welfare Mothers: Competition over Perfect Motherhood in the Mass Media.
Douglas is the author of Listening In: Radio and the American Imagination, Where the Girls Are: Growing up Female with the Mass Media, and Inventing American Broadcasting. She currently is examining how motherhood has been portrayed in the mass media from the late 1960s to the present.
The Shaw Lecture is sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.
Japanese Studies film series continues
The free film series offered by the Center for Japanese Studies, Round Pegs, Square Holes: Japanese Films from the End of the Century, continues with Tokyo FistTokyo Fuisuto, directed by Shinya Tsukamoto, on Oct. 8
at 7 p.m. in Lorch Hall Auditorium. The film, for mature audiences, is described as a bloody, convulsive, somehow tender, and definitely darkly comic film that explores a twisted love triangle between two old friends and the fiancée of one in search of an identity.
Films in the fall series deal with marginal groups of people who have fallen through the cracks of modern Japanese societyex-convicts, ex-loves, troubled teensand provide glimpses of everything from quests for identity and truth to exposing and coming to grips with hidden pasts and strange worlds. For information, call 764-6307.
Escape from Happiness opens season
Escape from Happiness, a brutally dark domestic comedy by Canadian playwright George F. Walker, will open the Department of Theatre and Dramas 199900 season with eight performances beginning Oct. 7. Escape reveals how a familyan enormously dysfunctional familydeals with police brutality when a bizarre incident provokes police involvement. Walkers work is liberally seasoned with profanity and vividly etched violence.
Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Oct. 79 and Oct. 1416 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 10 and Oct. 17 in the Trueblood Theatre, Frieze Bldg. Tickets are $14 general admission, $7 for students with ID, with a limit of two per ID, and are available 10 a.m.6 p.m. at the Michigan League Ticket Office and at the Trueblood Box Office one hour prior to curtain. For information, call 764-0450.
Nominations being accepted for Power Award
Nominations are due Nov. 19 for the Sarah Goddard Power Award. The annual award honors and recognizes individuals who have contributed to the betterment of women through distinguished leadership, scholarship or other activities related to their professional lives.
The 15th annual awards ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 16, with Regent Rebecca McGowan presenting the awards. A dinner following the ceremony will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Academic Womens Caucus. Provost Nancy Cantor will be the keynote speaker.
Nomination forms are on the Web at www.umich.edu/~sacua/Facres/awcweb.html. Paper copies are available from Sally Grace, firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations should be sent to Grace, 4005 Wolverine Tower 1281.
Dialogues on Diversity sponsors San Francisco Mime Troupe
The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe will be on campus Oct. 8 for a performance of City for Sale. Tackling history as it happens in this musical about urban gentrification, City has been praised as the groups best in years. It was inspired by the real-life battle over live/work lofts in San Francisco and other cities, and takes an underdogs view of developments, its economic bias and its often destructive impact on communities. The show was written by Joan Holden and Kate Chumley and is directed by Keiko Shimosato.
The mime troupe, called in-your-face but doggedly good-natured by the Los Angeles Times, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, claiming such alumni as Peter Coyote and Bill Graham.
Original music begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Power Center for the Performing Arts, the show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16.50 for adults, $12.50 for students at 763-TKTS (8587) or any Ticketmaster outlet.
The troupes Ann Arbor appearance is sponsored by Dialogues on Diversity, a Universitywide initiative that provides opportunities for the open exchange of views about the value of diversity for the U-M and society.
Kilgore joins FASAP
Janell Kilgore has joined the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) as a counselor. She has more than 23 years of counseling experience, most recently with the Managed Health Network (MHN) in Dearborn, a private employee assistance program. At MHN she provided counseling and training services to Ford Motor Co., Deloitte and Touche and several other companies.
An increase in the need for counseling services and an addition of several new brown-bag courses offered by FASAP prompted Kilgores appointment. She currently is in the FASAP office at 2076 Administrative Services Bldg. and can be reached at 936-8660. Later this month she also will be providing help from the new FASAP office opening on North Campus. FASAP also has an office on the fourth floor of the University Health Service Bldg.
FASAP counselors can help individuals with family communication problems, depression or anxiety, life transitions, stress and marital/partner issues. Hours are 8 a.m.6 p.m. Mondays and 8 a.m.5 p.m. Tues.Fri. For more information, visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~fasap.
Symposia focus on Kosovo, genocide and ethnic cleansing
The Working Group on Southeast European Studies is hosting two symposia, What After NATOs Battle for Kosovo/a? and Never Again? Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in Rwanda and Former Yugoslavia.
What After will be held 9 a.m.5 p.m. Oct. 9 in Auditorium A, Angell Hall. Topics include:
Never Again? will take place 46 p.m. Oct. 11 in the East Conference Room, Rackham Bldg. Panelists include Alison des Forges, Human Rights Watch/Africa; Jose Kagabo, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales; and Susan Woodward, Centre for Defense Studies, Kings College.
For more information, contact the Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES), 764-0351, or send e-mail to email@example.com. The Working Group on Southeast European Studies is a joint initiative of the International Institute and CREES, the Center for European Studies and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.
Nuclear weapons abolition programs begin today
A wide range of events focusing on nuclear weapons abolition are planned for today (Oct. 4) through Oct. 8. For more information on the sessions listed below, visit the Web at www.nuclearabolition.research.umich.edu or call 663-1870.
U-M sponsors of the program include the Office of the Vice President for Research, College of Engineering, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, School of Education, School of Public Health, School of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Philosophy, Department of Political Science, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies and the Institute for Social Research.
By date, the programs include:
Oct. 4: What Science Has to Teach About Peace, What Is Peace and Justice Education? Testimonies: Human Effects of the Nuclear Weapons Cycle.
Oct. 5: Panel: The History of the Movement to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Nukes and the Environment, Nuclearization of Space, Future Directions of Nuclear Weapons Complex, Presentation with slides: Whos Got the Bomb?
Oct. 6: Panel: Economics of Nuclear Weapons, Y2KDe-Alerting Urgency: Real or Imagined? Health and Nuclear Weapons.
Oct. 7: Discussion: Ethics and Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Weapons and Deterrence, Panel: International Law, Servant or Master of Nuclear Weapons? Panel: Politics of Nuclear Weapons Abolition.
Oct. 8: Militarization of the Middle East, Community Forum on Nuclear Weapons Abolition.
Medical faculty sought for mentoring
The Student Biomedical Research Program (SBRP) is recruiting Medical School faculty mentors for summer 2000. More than 75 medical and undergraduate students assisted faculty members with research through the SBRP last summer.
Mentor application forms have been sent to all Medical School faculty and are due Oct. 15. For more information, contact Sue Duncan, 763-1296 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visiting Writers Series continues
The Visiting Writers Series, sponsored by the Department of English and the Office of the Provost, will host Phyllis Janowitz and Frederick Busch for two events this month in the Rackham Amphitheater.
Janowitz, professor of English at Cornell University, will give a poetry reading at 5 p.m. Oct. 7. A recipient of two National Endowment of the Arts awards in poetry, Janowitz has published several books of poetry, including Rites of Strangers, Visiting Rites, which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and, most recently, Temporary Dwellings.
Busch, the Fairchild Professor of Literature at Colgate University, will read fiction at 5 p.m. Oct. 14. Since 1971, Busch has published 12 novels and has been awarded the PEN/Malamud Award for Achievement in Short Story as well as the National Jewish Book Award for his novel Invisible Mending.
Both readings are free. For more information, call Ian Reed Twiss, 647-6471.
Library offers online reference service
Ask Us, found on the Web at www.lib.umich.edu/askus/, is a new online reference service of the University Library. Reference staff are available to supply quick look-ups of factual information, help focus research and find resources, assist with problems accessing resources, and to answer questions about the librarys resources and services.
Festival honors Albright
Brave New Works in conjunction with the School of Music will present the Albright Festival, a series of events honoring the late William Albright, professor of music and chair of the Department of Composition. Concerts include:
All concerts are free. Donations to the William Albright Scholarship Fund will be accepted at each event. For more information, call (800) 896-7340, send e-mail to email@example.com or visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~cyoungk.
Sign up for IM tennis
The entry deadline for the singles and doubles tennis tournament, sponsored by the Department of Recreational Sports Intramural (IM) Sports Program, is 4:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Interested individuals must sign up at the IM Sports Bldg. Entry fees are $5 for singles and $9 for doubles.
The tournament will be held beginning at 5 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. Sundays Oct. 810 and Oct.1517 at the Palmer Tennis Courts. For more information call 763-3562.
Sata will deliver Wu lecture
The S.M. Wu Manufacturing Research Center and the Shien-Ming Wu Foundation will host Toshio Sata, vice president of Toyota Technical Institute, for the Third S.M. Wu Lecture in Manufacturing Science at 4 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Lee Iacocca Auditorium, G.G. Brown Bldg.
Satas talk, Development of Advanced Flexible Manufacturing Systems in Japan, will examine the history and progress of flexible automation from the first numerically controlled machine tools in the 1960s to todays advanced flexible manufacturing systems. Sata has served as the president of the Japan Society of Precision Engineering, the Japan Society of Die and Mold Technology and the International Institute of Production Research.
A reception will follow Satas talk. For more information, call 763-5299. The Wu lectureship is presented in memory of Shien-Ming Wu, the J. Reid and Polly Anderson Professor of Manufacturing Technology and Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
Faculty workshops scheduled
The University Library will offer several workshops this month in the Faculty Exploratory. They include:
For more information, contact the Faculty Exploratory, 647-7406 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Web at www.exploratory.lib.umich.edu.
Nominations sought for research scientist awards
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is requesting nominations for three awards, the Research Scientist Recognition Award, the Research Scientist Achievement Award and the Distinguished Research Scientist Award, to be given in fall 2000. Nomination guidelines are available by calling OVPR, 763-1289, or by visiting the Web at www.research.umich.edu.
Health sci libraries offer electronic search workshops
In October, the Health Sciences Libraries will continue a series of workshops on searching electronic resources. This months selections are:
For more information, visit the Web at www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Taubman.lib/classes.html. Interested individuals may register by phone, 763-2037, or by sending e-mail to email@example.com.
Study Abroad Fair is Oct. 7
The Office of International Programs (OIP) will hold its annual Study Abroad Fair 46 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Michigan Union Ballroom. The OIP offers more than 70 programs in 36 countries on six continents. Information tables are staffed by faculty members, OIP staff and/or returning student participants from OIP programs. Information on financial aid, scholarships, academic advising, the International Institute, Overseas Opportunity Office, Engineering Office of International Programs and the Fogarty Institute also is available.
Program participants receive in-residence credit for their studies and can apply U-M financial aid toward the cost of the programs. U-M-Ann Arbor students pay no application fee for the programs. Some study-abroad options also are open to non-U-M students.
For more information, call 764-4311.
Trucking series begins Oct. 6
The Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations (ILIR) and the U-M Trucking Industry Program will host a seminar series focusing on interdisciplinary research on the trucking industry. Brown-bag lectures will take place at noon in Conference Room 321, Victor Vaughan Bldg. The seminars include:
For more information, call 763-3116.
Matthaei programs set for October
The Matthaei Botanical Gardens will feature six adult education courses during the month of October. They are:
Those interested may register by phone, 998-7061, or by fax, 998-6205. Friends of the Gardens receive a 10 percent program discount.
For more information, visit the Web at www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg. Early registration is suggested.
Coexistence focus of exhibit and conference
Paths to Coexistence, a conference on interethnic coexistence, will be held Oct. 25 at the Michigan League. Identity, Thought, and Vision, a companion exhibition highlighting the artwork and insights of 22 Jewish, Arab and Druze artists who live and work in Israel, will be on display Oct. 11Nov. 15 in the Rackham Bldg. Galleries. Both are free and open to the public.
The conference, coordinated by the Dialogues on Diversity Program and Harambee Productions of Ann Arbor, will feature a keynote address by the Malian Ambassador to the United States.
The Abraham Fund, a nonprofit promoting programs fostering coexistence and cooperation among Jewish, Arab, and Druze Israeli citizens, will sponsor a panel discussion, 10 a.m.noon, in the Hussey Room, Michigan League. The afternoon will feature breakout sessions on a variety of topics related to the theme.
Cheick Oumar Diarrah, the Malian ambassador to the United States, will deliver the keynote address at 5 p.m. in the Hussey Room. Diarrah assisted in negotiating the peaceful end of conflict and the disarming of rebels in Timbuktu.
Registration for the free conference is requested and can be made on the Web at www.dialogues.umich.edu/events/current or by calling 647-2655. For more detailed information, visit the Web at www.dialogues.umich.edu/events/calendar or contact Cynthia A. Phillips, 668-1628 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
U-M-Dearborn hosts open house
The U-M-Dearborn, celebrating its 40th anniversary, will hold a Campus Open House noon4 p.m. Oct. 10. Prospective students, along with parents and friends, will be able to meet with faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Lab demonstrations, entertainment, refreshments and trolley and walking tours of the campus and the Henry Ford Estate will be available. Information will be provided on undergraduate and graduate programs, admissions procedures, financial aid and co-op and internship opportunities.
Individuals unable to attend the open house may contact the Office of Admissions, (313) 593-5100 or (313) 593-5443, to arrange a tour or speak with a counselor.
Exhibition showcases design projects
The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning will present work from its Building Design Workshop through Oct. 15 in Room 2106, Art & Architecture Bldg. A series of design-and-build projects require students to meet with clients and building officials inside and outside the University, understand codes and laws that apply to their projects, generate alternatives based upon cost estimates and budgets, and monitor the process and timing of delivery. Students also have been involved in the hands-on labor to construct the projects they designed.
Recent projects include the new gift shop at the Museum of Art and exhibit and reception space at the International Institute. The exhibition features models, drawings and photographs.
The Taubman College Gallery is open 9 a.m.5 p.m. Mon.Fri. For more information, call 764-1300.
A Little Night Music opens Oct. 14
The Musical Theatre Department will present Stephen Sondheims musical A Little Night Music at 8 p.m. Oct. 1416 and 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Mendelssohn Theatre.
Originally presented on Broadway in 1973, the five-time Tony Award-winning musical takes its story from Ingmar Bergmans 1955 film Smiles of a Summer Night. Although set in turn-of-the-century Sweden, the musical explores contemporary themessex, the free expression of desire, self-awareness, chastity and fidelity in marriage. Sondheims score uses the waltz as a metaphor for the triangles created by the ever-changing liaisons between husbands, wives, mistresses and innocents.
Tickets, available at the Michigan League Ticket Office, are $18 and $14, $7 for student seating, with a limit of two tickets per ID. For more information, call 764-0450.
Blast to the Past is Oct. 910
The Matthaei Botanical Gardens will host A Blast to the Past, an event exploring how peoples extensive plant knowledge applied to daily life in the 1750s. The two-day event, held 10 a.m.4 p.m. Oct. 910, will feature a living encampment, complete with a wigwam, drumming arbor and medicine lodge, exhibits of local artwork, and demonstrations of birch bark canoe-building and making cattail dolls and 18th-century tools.
Music of the mid-18th century, bison burgers, prairie games and ethnobotanical trail tours also will be presented. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for children grades K-12, $20 for families. For more information, call 998-7061 or visit the Web at www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg.
Correa to discuss architectural design
Alumnus Charles Correa of Correa Associates, Bombay, India, will speak at 7 p.m. today (Oct. 4) in Rackham Amphitheater about regional issues and the integration of people into the buildings he has designed. Correa also will address urban planning issues, such as the planning of Bombay and his role in that process.
Correa has designed a variety of structures, from museums to apartments for low-income families, using locally available materials and culturally-rooted typologies. He designed the Mahatma Gandhi Museum in Ahmedabad, the Jawahar Kala Kendra Museum, and the recently completed Bhopal State Assembly Building.
For more information, call 764-1300.
Get help with using Pagemaker
The Information Technology Division is offering a workshop for newsletter, flyer and brochure makers Oct. 6. Participants will use PageMaker to create documents using multiple columns, template pages, and imported and created text and graphics. Bring a disk and take practice files back to your office. To register ($70 per person), call 763-3700 or send e-mail to email@example.com Information is available at www.itd.umich.edu/education or from the instructor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibit Museum announces October events
The Race to the Moon, on display until the end of December at the Exhibit Museum, commemorates the 30th anniversary of the lunar landing. It features contemporary publications and scale models of rockets and a lunar landing vehicle, telling the story of the race between the Soviet Union and the United States to put a man on the moon.
The Planetarium, closed for routine maintenance in September, reopens in October with Adventures in Autumn: Mythical Skies and Mesmerizing Science at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Native American Skies will be presented at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Planetarium tickets are $3 for adults, $2 for senior citizens and children age 12 and under, available at the Museum Store one hour before each show.
The Museum will hold its fourth Teacher Information Fair 47 p.m. Oct. 7. Teachers, home-school parents, principals, scout leaders and others are invited to the free event that will feature representatives from 30 area educational organizations presenting information about their services and opportunities for teaching and learning. Door prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be served. The fair is sponsored by the Ann Arbor News. Call Matt Linke, 647-1381, if you plan to attend.
The Museum is open 9 a.m.5 p.m. Mon.Sat. and noon5 p.m. Sun. Admission is free. For information, call 764-0478 or 763-6085 for a recorded message, or visit the Web at www.exhibits.lsa.umich.edu/.
Sorenson to discuss Economic Equality in Marriage
Economic Equality in Marriage: More Independence for Women, Less for Men will be the focus of a brown-bag presentation by Annemette Sorenson noon2 p.m. Oct. 8 in the second floor conference room, LS&A Bldg.
Sorenson is director of the Henry A. Murray Research Center, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard University. Her research interests include social stratification, with a special emphasis on gender stratification; the sociology of the family; and the life course of women and men in modern society.
The lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Womens Studies Program and the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association.
Parkinsons is Ask the Doctor topic
For every decade we live beyond age 40, the greater our chances will be of developing Parkinsons, a disease characterized by uncontrolled muscle tremors, rigidity, depression, weakness and an unsteady gait.
Judy Heidebrink, clinical assistant professor of neurology, will discuss Parkinsons in Turner Geriatric Clinics next Ask the Doctor program, 1:303:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Room 1139, Cancer/Geriatrics Centers Bldg. Heidebrink will present facts about the disease and discuss available treatments and coping strategies.
For information, call 764-2556.