The University Record, October 18, 1999

Briefings

Register now for Kids Kare at Home program

Through Oct. 29, faculty and staff may register for the Kids Kare at Home program, which provides emergency/sick child care in the child’s own home. Even if an individual has registered in the past, it will be necessary to re-register for 1999–00.

Some of the programs services have been expanded.

  • Faculty and staff who work at the Flint or Dearborn campuses are now eligible.

  • The University will subsidize up to 36 hours of services (up from 24 hours in 1998–99) between Nov. 1, 1999, and Oct. 30, 2000, for each registrant.

  • Registrants may use Kids Kare at Home for some emergencies, such as when a child care provider becomes ill or quits. Services are not available for school holidays or snow days.

    The University-subsidized services are offered on a sliding fee scale, based on household income level. Faculty and staff who register on the Web will be notified immediately of their rates. There is a minimum charge for services of four hours per visit. Some rate changes are effective for 1999–00.

    Registration is available on the Web at www.umich.edu/~hraa/familycare. For more information, contact the Family Care Resources Program, 936-8677.

    Senate Assembly meets Oct. 25

    Provost Nancy Cantor will speak at the second Senate Assembly meeting of the year at 3 p.m. Oct. 25 in Rackham Assembly Hall. Cantor will discuss the upcoming re-accreditation process and the work of her committees that explored issues raised in last year’s Provost Retreat on the Future of the Professoriate.

    UMTV re-broadcasts admissions lawsuits panel

    The Sept. 29 discussion panel, “Affirmative Action: Where Do We Stand?,” on the admissions lawsuits that have been brought against the University, will be re-broadcast at 8 p.m. Oct. 18, 25 and 26; 10 a.m. Oct. 19; 3 p.m. Oct. 21; and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 24 on UMTV, Channel 22 on campus and on the Media One system.

    Provost Nancy Cantor; Jeffrey Lehman, dean of the Law School; and John Payton of Wilmer Cutler Pickering, one of the attorneys representing the University, offered an update on the progress of the lawsuits and addressed where the University stands on affirmative action and why.

    Regents meet this week

    The Regents will meet beginning at 2:45 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Michigan Rooms, University Center Bldg., U-M-Flint, with remarks by President Lee C. Bollinger. Public comments will be heard at 4 p.m.

    The meeting will resume at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 22 in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Bldg., in Ann Arbor. Agenda items Oct. 22 include a presentation on Y2K preparedness, an external audit report and an investment report.

    Arboretum hosts faculty open house

    The Nichols Arboretum will hold an open house 4–5:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the James D. Reader Jr. Urban Environmental Education Center, Burnham House. Faculty members who are interested in using the Arboretum as a field site for their classes or research are invited to attend.

    The Reader Center, located at 1610 Washington Heights, features a classroom for U-M classes, school children and community groups. For more information, call 998-9540.

    Hundley to deliver Graham Hovey lecture

    Tom Hundley, Rome correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, will deliver the 1999 Graham Hovey Lecture on “Covering Conflict Behind Enemy Lines” at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in Auditorium D, Angell Hall.

    Hundley, who has covered the crisis in the Balkans, the Persian Gulf War in Iraq and conflicts in Iran, has been a Tribune correspondent since 1988. A former staff writer at the Detroit Free Press, Hundley studied Arabic and Middle East security and business issues at the U-M as a Michigan Journalism Fellow (MJF) in 1984–85.

    Sponsored by the MJF program, the 14th annual lecture honors retired MJF director Graham Hovey, former New York Times reporter and foreign correspondent for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

    For more information, call 998-7666.

    Turner offers flu shots

    The Turner Geriatric Clinic will offer three flu vaccination clinics. The vaccination is especially recommended for people age 65 years and older, as well as people who have long-term heart and lung problems, cancer or an immunological disease that lowers resistance to infections, and those with such chronic metabolic conditions as diabetes, anemia, kidney disease or severe asthma.

    Vaccinations will be offered:

  • 3–5 p.m. Oct. 20, Turner Resource Center, Plymouth Rd. The flu vaccine is available to persons 9 years of age and older. The public is welcome. A $7 donation is appreciated but not mandatory.

  • 1–4 p.m. Oct. 30, Cancer & Geriatrics Centers Bldg. The vaccine will be offered to Turner Clinic patients and other adults with current Medical Center registration. There is a $10 fee for those without Medicare.

  • 2–4 p.m. Nov. 4, Cancer & Geriatrics Centers Bldg. The vaccine will be offered to Turner patients only. Medicare billing will be available.

    For more information, call 764-2556.

    Women in Science & Engineering Program has moved

    The Women in Science and Engineering Program has moved from the Center for the Education of Women, 330 E. Liberty, to Room 1065, Frieze Bldg. 1285.

    Survivors Speak Out

    The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) presents the 13th Annual Speak Out! 7–10 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Michigan Union Ballroom. SAPAC invites survivors to publicly speak out against sexual and physical violence in a supportive environment. Friends, family and the University community are welcome to attend.

    For more information, call 998-9368 or send e-mail to sapac.npa@umich.edu.

    ‘Gifts from My Rainbow’ opens at Pierpont Commons

    “Gifts from My Rainbow,” an exhibition featuring the paintings, drawings and ceramics of Shelly Volk from Ann Arbor, will be on display today (Oct. 18)–Oct. 29 at the Atrium Gallery, Pierpont Commons. Volk died at age 7 from a brain tumor. Works by Annie O’Kane, Volk’s art teacher, also will be included in the free, public exhibition.

    The Pierpont Commons is open 7 a.m.–midnight Mon.–Fri. and 8 a.m.–midnight Sat.–Sun.

    CAMRC hosts Open House

    The Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Center (CAMRC) will hold an Open House 4–7 p.m. Oct. 22. CAMRC staff and researchers will be on hand to discuss the center’s research, education and advocacy programs.

    Material also will be available on volunteer opportunities and the center’s clinical research trials.

    CAMRC is located one building east of the corner of Huron and State streets. There is no parking available on site. For more information, call 998-7715.

    ROTC holds Haunted House

    The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) will hold its annual Haunted House charity fundraiser 7–11 p.m. Oct. 29–30 in the sub-basement of North Hall. Years ago, the sub-basement was used as a morgue.

    Proceeds from the Haunted House will benefit the Ann Arbor Ronald McDonald House and Dance Marathon, a student-run charity. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for children age 12 and under. For more information, contact Prabhjot Grewel, (734) 623-5983.

    Help plan for Detroit’s 300th

    Planning activities to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the founding of Detroit will take place 8–10 a.m. Oct. 22 at the Center for Community Service Learning, corner of Hill and E. University. The celebration, “Detroit 300,” is scheduled for six days in July 2001, but the tricentennial will last the entire year.

    Since the U-M originated in Detroit and many departments currently collaborate with greater Detroit communities, there are numerous ways in which U-M staff, faculty and students can participate in the celebration.

    If interested in attending the meeting or participating in the celebration, send e-mail to jkosteva@umich.edu or call 763-5554.

    ‘Medical mishaps’ focus of Oct. 22 forum

    Health care experts will gather noon–3 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Ford Amphitheatre of University Hospital to explore what is known about medical mishaps and discuss their implications for health policy.

    “What Do We Know About Medical Mishaps?” will feature Harvard University professor Troy Brennan, co-author of the largest study to date on medical mistakes. Brennan will be joined by a panel of speakers from the Medical School, and Schools of Public Health and Business Administration, as well as individuals from the Health System administration and private industry. Marilynn M. Rosenthal, professor of sociology and director of the U-M Forum on Health Policy, will moderate.

    The discussion is co-sponsored by the Grand Rounds of the Department of Internal Medicine. For more information, call 647-0571.

    M-Fit presents stress management series

    M-Fit will present a six-part stress management series beginning Oct. 21. All sessions meet noon–1 p.m. in Room G2305, Towsley Center. The cost is $5 per session, $25 for all six workshops. Session topics and dates are:

  • Reflexology, Oct. 21.

  • An Introduction to Yoga, Oct. 27.

  • Relieve Stress Through Tai Chi, Nov. 2.

  • Stress Busters at Your Work Station, Nov. 10.

  • Problem Solving Mechanisms of Work Stress, Nov. 15.

  • The Role of Nutrition in Stress Management, Nov. 22.

    To register, call M-Fit, 998-6186, or send e-mail to m-fit-employee-wellness@umich.edu.

    Sign up for IM football, wallyball

    Entry deadlines are approaching for the Intramural (IM) Sports Program’s flag football, pre-season football and wallyball leagues. Team entry, held at the IM Sports Bldg., and game times are as follows:

  • Flag football, 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Oct. 25, fee $72 per team. There will be a mandatory manager’s meeting at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Oct. 27 in Cliff Keen Arena. Games, beginning Oct. 28, will be played 5:30–11:30 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 12:30–11:30 p.m. Sun. at the Mitchell Fields, Fuller Rd.

  • Pre-season football tournament, 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Oct. 18–20, fee $35 per team. A mandatory manager’s meeting will be conducted at 6 p.m. Oct. 21 in Cliff Keen Arena. The tournament will take place beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 22, 9 a.m. Oct. 23 and 10 a.m. Oct. 24 at Mitchell Fields.

  • Wallyball, 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Oct. 25, fee $45 per team. A mandatory manager’s meeting will be held at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 27 in Cliff Keen Arena. Games, beginning Oct. 28, will be played 5:30–11:30 p.m. Mon.–Thurs. at the IM Sports Bldg.

    For more information, call 763-3562.

    SBA’s Alvarez to speak here Oct. 22

    Aida Alvarez, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will discuss “A History of Success, A Millennium of Opportunity: Small Business Policy for the 21st Century at 4 p.m. Oct. 22 in Schorling Auditorium, School of Education.

    Alvarez’s talk is of interest to a wide audience, including business people and individuals interested in sustainable development and global economic development.

    Alvarez is the first Hispanic woman and the first person of Puerto Rican heritage to serve as a Cabinet member. As SBA administrator, Alvarez directs the delivery of financial and business development programs for America’s entrepreneurs. With a $45 billion portfolio of direct and guaranteed business and disaster loans, SBA is the nation’s largest single financial backer of small business.

    Alvarez was a newspaper and television journalist and investment banker prior to being nominated by President Clinton in 1993 to be the first director of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, where she established regulatory oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the nation’s two largest housing finance companies. She was sworn in as SBA administrator in March 1997.

    Alvarez’s visit is sponsored by the School of Public Policy and is part of its Alumni Reunion.

    Berkowitz Gallery hosts ‘Friends of Photography’ exhibit

    The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery at U-M-Dearborn will present “The Michigan Friends of Photography Annual Membership Exhibition” Oct. 24–Dec. 12. The free show includes 60 artists’ traditional photographs, electronic and color-copier images and installations.

    The Michigan Friends of Photography was founded more than 10 years ago to promote and celebrate fine art photography. The organization, serving artists throughout Michigan, has more than 250 members who are invited to participate in the annual exhibition.

    A free, public reception to view the exhibition and meet the artists will take place 2–5 p.m. Oct. 24. The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery is located on the third floor of the Mardigian Library. For more information, call (313) 593-5400, or the Art Museum Project, (313) 593-5058.

    SARC sponsors interdisciplinary lecture series

    The Substance Abuse Research Center (SARC) has announced its guest speakers for the 1999-00 Interdisciplinary Speaker Series. Lecture topics and dates are:

  • “Brain Imaging Studies of Substance Abuse,” Edythe London, visiting professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, University of California, 3–5 p.m. Oct. 20, Brownlee Room, School of Education Bldg.

  • “Vulnerability to Substance Abuse; Complexity and Neuronal Phenotypes,” Huda Akil, the Gardner C. Quarton Professor of Neurosciences, professor of psychiatry, co-director and senior research scientist, Mental Health Research Institute, 3–5 p.m. Nov. 3, Michigan Room, Michigan League.

  • “Seeking the Signature of Desire: Brain Imaging During Cue-Induced Craving States,” Ann Rose Childress, research associate professor of psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 3–5 p.m. Nov. 10, Michigan Room, Michigan League.

  • “Genetics of Alcoholism in Two Population Isolates: Finns and Southwestern American Indians,” David Goldman, director of Laboratory of Neurogenetics in the Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research, National Institutes of Health, 3–5 p.m. Dec. 1, Wolverine Room, Michigan Union.

  • “Mu Opioid Receptor Involvement in Substance Abuse,” Jon-Kar Zubieta, assistant professor of psychiatry and of internal medicine and assistant research scientist, Mental Health Research Institute, 3–5 p.m. Dec. 8, Room D, Michigan League.

    For more information, contact Rachel Harris, 998-6500 or rachelha@umich.edu.

    CEW lecture explores cultural perceptions of women

    The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) will host “Cultural Perceptions of Women: Weight, Body, Appearances” noon–2 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Pendelton Room, Michigan Union. The free, public program will consist of two presentations exploring the issues of women, their bodies and cultural perceptions.

    Jonathon Robinson, assistant professor of kinesiology, Michigan State University, and co-director of the Michigan Center for Preventive Medicine, will speak on “Women, Weight and Culture: Exploding the Myths, Exploring the Realities.” Barbara Fredrickson, assistant professor of psychology and faculty associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, will address “The Beast Within: Our Culture’s Standards of Beauty.” An informal discussion will follow the presentations. For more information, call 998-7080.

    Volunteers needed for free pregnancy ultrasound

    The Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) is offering free pregnancy ultrasounds as part of a continuing education program.

    CME will host a conference Nov. 3–5 that allows physicians and ultrasound sonographers to observe skilled scanning techniques, as well as receive instruction from U-M faculty.

    Women who participate in the conference will receive a free ultrasound. A report of the ultrasound will be sent to each woman’s physician. For more information, call Candace Flaherty, 615-1382.

    CP&P hosts grad school info fair

    Career Planning and Placement (CP&P) will offer a Graduate School Information Fair Oct. 27 at the Michigan Union. The event is designed to connect students with graduate schools/programs from across the country. More than 100 graduate schools are expected to attend.

    A list of participating schools/programs is available on the Web at www.cpp.umich.edu. For more information, call 764-7460.

    ‘Between Earth and Sky’ opens at Taubman College Gallery

    “Between Earth and Sky,” an exhibition highlighting the Michigan studio of architect Eero Saarinen, is on display through Nov. 5 at the Taubman College Gallery, Art and Architecture Bldg.

    Photographs taken by architectural photographer Balthazar Korab reveal Saarinen’s working environment, construction sequence and the finished buildings Saarinen designed for Trans World Airlines and Dulles International Airport. The exhibition also documents Saarinen’s exploration of various materials, the potential of concrete and the flowing structural form of the buildings.