The University Record, October 11, 1999


NIS hosts open house

News and Information Services (NIS) will host an open house 3–5 p.m. Oct. 18 at the NIS Bldg., 412 Maynard St. Visitors can tour the building and meet staff members who will be available to discuss the department’s services.

NIS staff members produce The University Record and Michigan Today, oversee local and national media relations and write articles on the activities of a wide range of University units and departments, as well as students, faculty and staff. The Open House may be of particular interest to faculty and staff members who wish to publicize developments, research or other projects, services or events occurring within their unit or department.

For more information, call 764-7260.

Contributions sought for Lopez memory book

The Office of the Plant Director is seeking contributions to a memory book being prepared for Armando Lopez, who retired at the end of August. Lopez joined the U-M in 1972 and had been with the Office of the Plant Director since 1987. Submissions, due Nov. 1, should be sent to Betty Alberts, 326 E. Hoover 1002 or

Retirees’ Annual Meeting is Oct. 14

The Annual Meeting of the Retirees Association will be held 3–5 p.m. Oct. 14 in Suite 18, Wolverine Tower. Gilbert Omenn, executive vice president for medical affairs, will address health care issues, especially those of interest to retirees.

Omenn’s talk will follow business items, including written reports from the association president, treasurer and nominating committee, as well as the election of three directors. For more information, call 764-9291 or 747-9220.

Energy Fest is Oct. 13

Energy Fest ’99, sponsored by the Utilities and Maintenance Services Department, will take place 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Oct. 13. The event, held on the Diag, will emphasize the University’s environmental and energy conservation efforts with displays by the Energy Star Buildings Program, Solar Boat team, Solar Car team, ENACT, the Future Car team, the Central Power Plant and campus conservation groups. Prizes and information on energy conservation will be distributed. The band Bambu will perform noon–1 p.m.

Dearborn celebrates 40th anniversary

The U-M-Dearborn celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with lectures, exhibits and a birthday party open to all members of the campus community at 10 a.m. Oct. 13.

U-M-Dearborn was established in the late 1950s with a $6 million and 200-acre donation from the Ford Motor Co. The first classes were held Sept. 28, 1959.

Mural will be dedicated to Jones

The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies will dedicate a mural in memory of Betty Jean Jones at 4 p.m. Oct. 14 on the west lawn, Rackham Bldg. Jones, professor of theater and associate dean of the Graduate School, was killed in a January 1997 plane crash.

The dedication ceremony will include remarks from staff, faculty and friends and a tour of the mural design. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Osterman Room.

For more information, contact Carolyn Amick, 764-4400 or

Turner hosts International Year of Older Persons event

The Turner Geriatric Clinic will host a free, public celebration recognizing the United Nations International Year of Older Persons at 3 p.m. Oct. 17 in Rackham Auditorium. The celebration will acknowledge the lifetime contributions of older adults, including National Public Radio Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr, who will receive an Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award.

William Bolcom, the Ross Lee Finney Distinguished University Professor of Music, and Joan Morris, adjunct assistant professor of music, will provide entertainment. There also will be an update on fund-raising efforts for Turner’s community programs. For more information or to arrange transportation, call 764-2556.

‘Images of Resistance’ opens at East Quad Gallery

“Images of Resistance: Women in Pants” will be on display at the Residential College’s East Quad Gallery Oct. 15–Nov. 8. The exhibition features photographs from 1850–1930 of women whose dress made a political statement.

The photographs of women in male dress, as well as simply wearing pants, chronicle the development and expansion of women’s social and economic roles over the past 150 years. They also document two dress reform movements that gained momentum in the United States, one in the 1850s and another in the 1880s and ’90s.

The curators of the exhibition, Catherine Smith and Cynthia Greig, will present a slide lecture on “Women in Pants” at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 in Room 124, East Quad. The Residential College/East Quad Art Gallery is open noon–8 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and noon–4 p.m. Saturday. The free exhibition and lecture are sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Residential College and the Department of Sociology.

Research responsibility series continues

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is hosting its fifth annual Research Responsibility Program, with events that explore responsibility in the conduct and administration of research. Discussion sessions emphasize ethical analysis and problem-solving using a case study approach. Each topic is presented twice, once for a biomedical audience and once for a social science group. October events include:

  • Responsible Authorship: Biomedical Sciences, Shake Ketefian, professor of nursing and director, international affairs and doctoral and postdoctoral studies, School of Nursing, 5–7 p.m. Oct. 13, West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.

  • Responsible Authorship: Social Sciences, Carol Mowbray, associate dean for research, School of Social Work, and associate professor of social work and of psychology, 5–7 p.m. Oct. 28, West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.

    The complete Research Responsibility Program schedule is available on the Web at Sessions are free and open to all faculty, students and staff. For more information, call 763-1289, or send e-mail to

    Art & Design sponsors two exhibitions

    Two exhibitions are open in the Art and Architecture Bldg., sponsored by the School of Art and Design.

    “Impromptu Fibers,” a collaborative exhibition of fiber work by U-M faculty, alumni, graduate students and guest artist Monika Correa, is on display through Oct. 16 in the Warren M. Robbins Center for Graduate Study.

    “Art in a Box,” showcasing the art and talents of distinguished alumni, is on display through Oct. 18 in the Slusser Gallery. The gallery is open 11 a.m.–4 p.m. daily.

    Children and Family Education Program is new at Gardens

    The Matthaei Botanical Gardens now offers classes for children and families as part of the new Children and Family Education Program. October classes and workshops include:

  • “The ‘Birds and Bees’ of Flowers,” ages 8–12, 2–4 p.m. Oct. 17.

  • “Nature Crafts for Kids,” ages 6–9, 1–3 p.m. Oct. 23.

  • “Beyond the Classroom Walls—The Science and Art of Seeds,” full day, for home-schooled children, Oct. 29.

  • “Spirited Plants: A Halloween Happening,” ages 12 to adult, 2–4 p.m. Oct. 31.

    To register for a workshop or for more information, call 998-7061 or visit the Web at

    HRD seeks ‘affinity’ groups

    Human Resource Development (HRD) is interested in identifying groups of U-M employees with similar interests who would like to receive information about HRD’s services and programs that are relevant to the group’s work.

    HRD offers a broad array of professional development courses designed to build the essential competencies of University employees. The unit annually provides services to more than 3,000 people, primarily staff and administrators.

    Courses include an extensive program for new supervisors and managers, as well as short courses on such topics as promoting team work, conflict resolution, performance planning and business communications.

    If you are aware of a group that consists primarily of staff members that would be interested in learning more about HRD offerings, send e-mail to Bonnie Tucker, with information about the group, including the group’s name and a contact person.

    Sign up for IM golf, cross country

    The entry deadlines for the fall term Cross Country Run and the Two-Person Team Scramble Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Department of Recreational Sports’ Intramural (IM) Sports Program, are this week. Entry information is as follows:

  • Cross Country Run, deadline: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 14 for individuals and teams, 8 a.m. Oct. 16 for individuals; $5 per person, $25 per team; IM Sports Bldg. The race will be held at 9 a.m. Oct. 16 at Mitchell Fields/Gallup Park. The flat course is a measured 5k/3.1 miles.

  • Golf Tournament, deadline: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 14; $22 per team, $21 course fee due at time of play; IM Sports Bldg. The tournament will take place at 10 a.m. Oct. 17 at the U-M Golf Course.

    For more information, contact the IM Sports Program, 763-3562.

    Learn to use Mulberry e-mail

    The Information Technology Division is offering a new workshop, “E-mail at U-M,” which explores the Mulberry e-mail package. Interested individuals may choose from three sessions: 8:30–10:30 a.m. Oct. 11, 3–5 p.m. Oct. 27 or 9–11 a.m. Dec. 6.

    Participants will learn how to use Mulberry and access the U-M online directory to join and create e-mail groups. Mulberry allows users to easily send attachments and operate e-mail accounts from a variety of workstations.

    For fees and locations, send e-mail to

    Experts speak on new cancer therapy

    The Comprehensive Cancer Center will host a free community program, “Cancer Vaccines: A New Weapon in the War on Cancer,” 7–8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Livonia West Holiday Inn on Six Mile Road, east of I-275. The program, featuring University experts, will focus on the latest developments in the war on the more than 100 diseases known as cancer.

    Registration, by calling (800) 742-2300 and entering category 7870, is encouraged. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Cancer Center has speakers available who can discuss breast cancer prevention with the general public and healthcare providers. For more information on this service, call 936-9583.

    Dearborn offers computer training

    The U-M-Dearborn’s Center for Corporate and Professional Development (CCPD) has scheduled a variety of computer training workshops for fall term. They include:

  • Fundamentals of Visual Basic, 6:30–9 p.m. Tuesdays Oct.12–Dec. 7, fee $795.

  • Access: Introduction to Application Development, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Thursdays Oct. 14–21, fee $395.

  • Excel: Introduction to Application Development, 8:30 a.m.–4:30p.m. Mondays Oct. 18–25, fee $395.

  • Novell NetWare: System Administration, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Tuesdays Nov. 9–Dec. 7, fee $995.

  • Fundamentals of C++, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Thursdays Nov. 4–Nov. 18, fee $795.

    All workshops are held in the CCPD Bldg., Dearborn campus. Employee group training also can be arranged at a desired location. Course fees may be directly billed to University accounts or to P-cards. For more information or to register for workshops, call (313) 593-4771.

    Real Estate Forum is Nov. 4–5; scholarship applications due Oct. 29

    The 13th Annual Real Estate Forum, co-sponsored by the Business School, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and the Urban Land Institute, will take place Nov. 4–5, with a focus on development in southern Wayne County’s downriver area.

    The Real Estate Forum will award six $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students on Nov. 5. Students must submit by Oct. 29 a paper about their favorite place or space in Ann Arbor and explain why, from a design and mixed-use standpoint, the space appeals to them. Submissions or questions should be sent via e-mail to

    Forum participants will explore Wayne County’s downriver area on a narrated bus and boat tour Nov. 4. On Nov. 5, the forum features a variety of workshops, discussions and an award ceremony honoring five local real estate professionals at Michigan Union. To register, contact Penny Tully, 764-4276.

    Health Night Out events are Oct. 12,19

    The Health System will hold two events, “Risk Factors for Breast Cancer: What Women Need to Know Today” and “Sports and Women’s Health: A Winning Combination,” as part of the Health Night Out series. The “Risk Factors” program will take place 7:30–9:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Sofia Merajver, associate professor of internal medicine, will discuss links between age, family history and breast cancer.

    “Sports and Women’s Health,” will be presented by Caren Stalburg, clinical instructor in obstetrics and gynecology, 7–9 p.m. Oct. 19. Stalburg will discuss how sports and physical activity benefit women’s health, as well as which health problems and sports injuries affect women more often than men.

    Both programs, to be held in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium, are free. For more information, call TeleCare, 763-9000, category 1075.

    Lyon Ballet will perform at Power

    The Lyon Opera Ballet will make its regional debut with two performances, sponsored by the University Musical Society (UMS), at 8 p.m. Oct. 16 and 2 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Power Center for the Performing Arts. The performances feature choreographer Mats Ek’s Carmen and Solo for Two.

    Created in 1969, the Lyon Opera Ballet is France’s most well-traveled ballet troupe. The group has acquired and commissioned ballets by such choreographers as William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, Nils Christe and Nacho Duato.

    The company performed as part of the United Nations 50th Anniversary Celebration in San Francisco in 1995 and opened the First Lincoln Center Festival in New York in 1996.

    For tickets or additional information, call the UMS Box Office, 764-2538 or (800) 221-1229, or visit on the Web.

    CEW offers internships, scholarships

    The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) is offering three- to six-month internships beginning January 2000 to women with undergraduate or advanced degrees and an interest in re-entering the workforce or changing careers. Interns will work 20 hours a week and earn a stipend. Placement descriptions are currently available. The application deadline is Nov. 2.

    Women who will be full-time or part-time students at any U-M campus and who have at some time interrupted their education for at least 48 consecutive months, or for a total of 60 months not counting interruptions of less than 12 months, are eligible to compete for 30 scholarships. Scholarships of $1,000–$4,500 for undergraduate or graduate study, one $11,000 scholarship and one $5,000 scholarship for undergraduate study, and one $10,000 scholarship in engineering, computer science or the physical sciences will be awarded. Applications are available at CEW, 330 E. Liberty, or on the Web, The deadline is Jan. 10, 2000.

    Dearborn offers Earth science degree

    U-M-Dearborn is offering a bachelor’s degree program in Earth science in response to student interest. The concentration will be especially useful for students preparing to become science teachers in grades six through 12 and students planning to pursue a graduate degree in geology. Education students who major in Earth science will be eligible to be certified by the state to teach Earth science in middle and high schools.

    The degree program is a collaborative effort of Dearborn’s Department of Natural Science and School of Education. New course offerings include historical geology and planetary geology.

    Cook with M-Fit

    The Health System’s M-Fit program is offering a series of cooking classes, held 6–8 p.m. at the East Ann Arbor Health Center, 4260 Plymouth Road.

  • “Pasta from Pepina’s,” Oct. 20, with Paula Dierdorf, chief executive chef at Pepina’s Italian Restaurant.

  • “More Not Less with Meatless,” Oct. 27, with the M-Fit Culinary Team.

  • “Sensational Seafood,” Nov. 3, presented by Monahan’s Seafood Market.

  • “Healthy Holiday Fare,” Nov. 10, with Peter Julien, chief executive chef at Busch’s Food Stores.

  • “Beautiful Brunch Ideas,” Nov. 17, with the M-Fit Culinary Team.

    Call Nicole Goyarts, 998-6736, or send e-mail to to register for a class. The class fee is $20 for individuals, $35 for couples. A three-class series costs $55.

    Craft joins MEPO

    Connita Craft has been named coordinator of Outreach and Summer Programs for the Minority Engineering Program Office (MEPO) at the College of Engineering.

    Craft will be responsible for overseeing program development, evaluation and assessment, and will participate in the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority students. She also will be a liaison between the community, schools, businesses and the University with respect to pre-college engineering efforts.

    Craft has been an instructor for the MEPO Summer Engineering Academy and a Detroit Public Schools teacher. She also has been a legal researcher for various companies and law firms, and has held several communications, public relations and marketing positions.

    “Connita brings a broad range of education and communication management experience to our office,” said MEPO Director Derrick Scott. “We’re fortunate to have someone with her background and skills on our staff.”

    Check for more than 20,000 Internet resources

    The Michigan Electronic Library (MEL), available at, has more than 20,000 Internet resources which have been selected and evaluated by librarians for the state’s libraries, schools and citizens. The fourteen major subject areas are Business, Economics and Labor; Children and Youth; Education; Michigan; Government, Politics and Law; Health Information Resources; Humanities and the Arts; The Internet, Computers and Technology; Libraries and Information Science; News, Media and Periodicals; Recreation and Leisure; Reference Desk; Science and the Environment; and Social Issues and Social Services.

    MEL is a collaborative effort by the Michigan library community and the University Library.

    Explore local ecosystems

    Along the Huron: The Natural Communities of the Huron River Corridor in Ann Arbor, Michigan has been published by the U-M Press. The guide, by the Natural Area Preservation Division of the Department of Parks and Recreation, covers 13 natural communities, with such different ecosystems as marshes, meadows, prairies, old fields, shrublands and various types of forests. Each ecosystem offers common, rare and extremely rare plants to discover and fascinating animals to see.

    The guide presents comprehensive trail information and descriptions of the 630 acres of undeveloped green space in Ann Arbor, with maps detailing what you will see and where to find what you are looking for.

    The book is the result of the work of more than 50 volunteers who helped with inventories of plants, amphibians, butterflies and breeding birds along the river, others who worked to restore the native community, and staff from the U-M and Washtenaw County Department of Parks and Recreation.

    The book is available at Bivouac, Borders, Nicola’s Books, Shaman Drum, Wild Birds Unlimited, Wilderness Outfitters and other retailers.