Steve Romig, security specialist and leader of Ohio State Universitys (OSU) Incident Response Team, will be the guest speaker at Forum 3 for systems administrators, sponsored by the Office of Policy Development and Education. The forum, featuring Romigs Computer Forensics: Incident or Accident?, will be held 9 a.m.2 p.m. Nov. 5 in Room 1010, H.H. Dow Bldg.
Romig will review the sources of forensic evidence on computers and networks, discuss how to collect and preserve evidence from a computer crime scene and correlate evidence from multiple sources. He also will review tools for examining different types of evidence. At OSU, Romig provides incident response assistance, training, consulting and security-auditing services. He also works with businesses to improve internal security responses and practices.
The forum costs $35, including lunch and coffee breaks. To register, contact Joyce Ruppert at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call Paul Millis, 647-4274.
Museum gift shop open
The new Museum of Art gift shop is open, with an expanded selection of glassware, sculpture, ceramics, books and childrens items. The shop was designed by Jason Young, assistant professor of architecture, and a group of his students who participated in a summer design-and-build workshop aimed at providing real-world experience in architectural design. The shop design was inspired by a series of paintings by American abstract painter Robert Ryman.
Located on the Museums main floor, the gift shop is open 10 a.m.5 p.m. Tues.Sat., 10 a.m.9 p.m. Thurs. and noon5 p.m. Sunday. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the shop also will be open 10 a.m.5 p.m. Mondays.
Partake in Saturday Morning Physics
The fifth fall Saturday Morning Physics program will begin Oct. 30, with lectures and hands-on demonstrations scheduled for six Saturdays. Each free talk, geared toward a general audience, will be held 10:3011:30 a.m. in Room 170, Dennison Hall.
For more information, call 764-4437.
University Library holds book sale
The University Library will hold a public book sale 10 a.m.4 p.m. Oct. 29 in the atrium of the Shapiro Library. Many titles, including those in the social sciences, literature, music, health sciences, mathematics, geography, art and architecture, will be offered. Popular paperbacks and books on tape also will be available. Due to the large volume of books for sale, additional titles will be added at 12:30 p.m.
Womens Studies Library holds book sale
The Womens Studies Library will hold a book sale 10 a.m.4 p.m. Nov. 23 in Room 236, West Hall. Books and journals, including topics in religion, literature, history, psychology and womens studies, will be for sale. Most items will be $2, with half-price specials on Nov. 3. All proceeds will benefit the Womens Studies Library and the Womens Studies Program. For more information, send e-mail to email@example.com or call 647-0779.
Health Night explores Seasonal Affective Disorder
The Health System will sponsor a free Health Night Out program, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Another Winter of Discontent? 7:309:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. Elizabeth Young, professor of psychiatry, senior research scientist, Mental Health Research Institute, and research scientist, Reproductive Sciences Program, will discuss what causes SAD and how to recognize its symptoms.
For more information, call TeleCare, 763-9000, category 1075.
Dougherty Symposium is Nov. 3
A symposium honoring Richard Dougherty, professor emeritus of information, will take place 1:305 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Founders Room, Alumni Center. Sponsored by the School of Information and the University Library, the symposium will include four guest speakers:
Dougherty served as university librarian at the University of California, Berkeley, and as director of libraries at the U-M in 197888, before retiring from the School of Information in 1998. He also was president of the American Library Association (ALA) in 199091 and received the ALAs Joseph Lippincott Award, which recognizes exemplary contributions to the library profession, in 1997.
Exhibit Museum hosts Family Halloween Party
The Exhibit Museum of Natural History is sponsoring a Family Halloween Party 68:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Highlights include a Bones Gallery; Haunted Planetarium; Creepy Crawly Corner with live cockroaches, giant millipedes, carpet beetles and spiders; Snake Pit; feely boxes; and swamp fishing. The Organization for Bat Conservation will give presentations with live bats at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Candy treats, refreshments and prizes for the best costumes will be given out.
Visitors are encouraged to wear costumes, but asked not to wear masks that obstruct vision. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children under age 12. Pre-registration is advised. All proceeds will benefit the Museum. For more information, call Annette Beaupied, 647-6421.
Turner offers memory improvement course
A three-session memory improvement course will be offered 10 a.m.noon Nov. 3, 10 and 17 in Suite C, Turner Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. The class focuses on how memory works, how it changes with age, factors that cause changes in memory and techniques for improving memory. The course fee is $35, which includes the textbook Improving Your Memory: How to Remember What You Are Starting to Forget. Scholarships are available.
Pre-registration is required. For more information, call Janet Fogler or Lynn Stern at 764-2556.
Vendler delivers Tanner Lecture
The 199900 Tanner Lecture on Human Values, sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, will be held at 4 p.m. Oct. 29 in Rackham Auditorium. Helen Vendler, professor of English, Harvard University, will discuss Whitman on Lincoln: Aspects of Value.
A member of the Pulitzer Prize advisory board, Vendler is the poetry critic of the New Yorker and a regular essayist and reviewer for the New York Times Book Review and the New York Review of Books. Vendler is the author or editor of numerous books, including the Harvard Book of Contemporary American Poetry and The Art of Shakespeares Sonnets.
Kenneth Fuchs, director and professor of music, University of Oklahoma; Mark Neely Jr., the McCabe-Greer Professor in the Civil War Era, Pennsylvania State University; and Vivian Pollak, professor of English, Washington University, will participate with Vendler in a symposium on the Tanner Lecture at 9:15 a.m. Oct. 30 in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League.
The Tanner Lecture on Human Values is funded by a grant from Obert C. Tanner and is established at six universities in the United States and England: the U-M, Utah, Harvard, Stanford, Oxford and Cambridge. Both events are free. For more information, call 764-6285.
Sloan Lecture is Oct. 31
The Museum of Arts Doris Sloan Memorial Lecture will feature Richard M. Barnhart, the John M. Schiff Professor of History of Art, Yale University, at 3 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Museum Apse. Barnharts lecture, Strange Things! Chinas Encounters with Foreign Images in the Late Ming Period, will explore what happened in the late 16th century when China resumed its historical associations with other cultures, and Chinese artists first viewed Japanese and European images.
The Sloan Lecture, established through a donation by Herbert Sloan, recognizes Sloan and his wife for their dedication to the Museum and for their passion for collecting and appreciating art. The lecture previews the exhibition, The Orchid Pavilion Gathering: Chinese Painting from the University of Michigan Museum of Art, which will be on display Jan. 23March 26, 2000 in the West Gallery.
For more information, call 764-0395.
RC Players present V (and Other Naughty Words)
The Residential College (RC) Players, in conjunction with the Womens Health Program and the Center for the Education of Women, will present Vagina (and Other Naughty Words), a collection of works written and performed by an ensemble of women, at 8 p.m. Oct. 2930 in the East Quad Auditorium.
Tickets are $5, $3 for students. For more information, contact Shauna Alexander, 623-2297, or Becky Katzman, 623-9490.
Housing Bureau offers homeshare information
The Housing Bureau for Seniors will hold two Homeshare Information Sessions 78 p.m. Nov. 3 and 1011 a.m. Nov. 11 in Suite C, Turner Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. Current program participants will discuss their experiences with homesharing. For more information, call 998-9345.
IPL announces whale of a site for children
The Internet Public Library (IPL) of the School of Information has released Orca Search www.ipl.org/youth/orca/ a new Web site for children that offers resources on killer whales. Using Orcas Web links, children may create their own research log to collect and document information about killer whales. Orca Search, created by graduate student Lucy M. Schiller, also can be used as an online independent study for students or as a classroom teaching unit.
The Internet Public Library www.ipl.org is sponsored by Bell & Howell Information and Learning. Professional librarians, students and volunteer librarians from around the world staff the site, which has been visited by more than seven million people from more than 100 countries. The library offers ready reference works, responds to reference questions, creates Web resources, evaluates and categorizes resources on the Internet, and provides a space for exhibits.
UMS sponsors three guest performers this week
University Musical Society (UMS) will host performances by Sankai Juku, Bill Frisells New Quartet and the Buena Vista Social Club this week. Dates and times are:
For ticket information, contact the UMS Box Office, 764-2538 or (800) 221-1229, or visit the Web at www.ums.org.
Tannen delivers Hayward Keniston Lecture
The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures will present the Twenty-Third Annual Hayward Keniston Lecture at 4:10 p.m. Oct. 27 in Auditorium B, Angell Hall. Deborah Tannen, the University Professor of Linguistics, Georgetown University, will discuss Agonism in the Academy.
Tannen is the author of You Just Dont Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, a book examining gender differences in communication style. Author of 16 books and more than 70 articles, Tannen also has examined communication between men and women in the workplace and, most recently, published The Argument Culture, which received the Common Ground Book Award.
A reception will follow the lecture. For more information, call 764-5344.
HR/AA needs your help
Human Resources and Affirmative Action (HR/AA) is undergoing a self-study process as prescribed by the Advisory Committee on University Budgets (ACUB). Having already completed an internal evaluation, HR/AA plans to conduct a survey and arrange focus groups to assess the departments efficiency and effectiveness within the University community.
Faculty and staff members who receive an invitation to participate in either the focus groups or survey are encouraged to do so. For more information, call Diane Vasquez, 763-1284.
MLK Day events deadline is Nov. 15
MLK2K: Shattering Barriers and Transcending Borders, the Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Symposium, will be Jan.1328, 2000. Henry Louis Gates Jr., director of African American Studies, Harvard University, will give the keynote address 10 a.m.noon Jan. 17. Campus organizations and departments are encouraged to develop theme-oriented events for the week. The MLK Planning Committee is focusing events on the following topics:
A MLK Student Academic Multicultural Initiative Grant will be available in late November through the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives to assist with programming efforts. The registration deadline for MLK commemoration events is Nov. 15. Event information received after this date will not be included in the MLK Symposium program brochure, but will be listed on the Web site and may appear in the Record and Michigan Daily MLK pull-out section.
To register an event, visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~oami/mlk2k. For more information, call 936-1055 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org..
Road Scholars program accepting applications for May 2000 trip
Instructional and research-track faculty are invited to apply for the second five-day Michigan Road Scholars trip scheduled May 15, 2000.
The trip exposes participants to the states economy, government and politics, culture, educational systems, health and social issues, history and geography. It is designed to increase mutual understanding between the University and the people of the state. It will introduce participants to many students hometowns, encourage University public service and suggest ways faculty can address state issues in their research.
This is the second year of a pilot program funded by the Office of the Provost and headed by Earl Lewis, dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, with support from the State Outreach Office. Susan Froelich, associate director of state outreach, is the project coordinator.
Thirty individuals will be selected to participate. Some faculty may be asked to give informal presentations about their field of expertise. All meals, accommodations (private rooms) and transportation (bus) are provided. Participants will receive a briefing book with pertinent background information on state issues, locations to be visited and community people with whom they will meet.
Individuals interested in participating in the tour should contact Froelich, froelich@
umich.edu, or complete the online application form at www.umich.edu/~govrel/facultytours.
html. The application deadline is Nov. 30. For more information, contact Froelich or Lew Morrissey, director of state outreach, 764-9256.
Chihuly lecture is Nov. 2
The Museum of Art, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and the Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visiting Artists Program at the School of Art and Design will sponsor a lecture by glass artist Dale Chihuly at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in Rackham Auditorium. Chihuly will focus on his recent, year-long project at the Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem. The installation, created by American and Israeli glass-blowing crews, decorated the museums ramparts and terraces with brightly colored glass sculptures. Chihulys colorful and dramatic work has been featured in several PBS specials.
For more information, call 764-0395 or visit the Web at www.chihuly.com/jerusalem/index.html.
IT entrepreneurship conference planned for Nov. 9
Social Capital and Information Technology (IT) Entrepreneurship, a conference sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, Division of Research Development and Administration, and the Technology Management Office, will begin at noon Nov. 9 in the Michigan Union Ballroom. The conference will focus on the social and human capital component of successful IT business growth. Presenters will include researchers, technology transfer and economic development professionals, and entrepreneurs active in growing IT-oriented businesses.
The conference concludes with a reception at 4:30 p.m. Program information is available on the Web at www.itbiz.research.umich.edu. Lunch will be provided. To register, visit the conference Web site, call 763-6048 or send e-mail to email@example.com..
Jackson will speak on Islamic legal tradition
Sherman Jackson, associate professor of Near Eastern studies, will discuss Domestic Terrorism in the Islamic Legal Tradition at 4 p.m. Nov. 2 in Room 116, Hutchins Hall. Jacksons free lecture is part of the fall 1999 International Law Workshop sponsored by the Law Schools Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Institutes Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.
Jackson is author of Islamic Law and the State: The Constitutional Jurisprudence of Shihab al-Din al-Qarafi. He has written numerous articles related to Islam and Islamic law, featured in such publications as the International Journal of Middle East Studies, Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World and Islamic Law and Society.
For more information, call 764-0350.
CBER sponsors mechanotransduction symposium
The Center for Biomedical Engineering Research (CBER) will sponsor a mechanotransduction symposium Nov. 12 in Rackham Amphitheater. The symposium will focus on the effects of mechanical forces on molecular, cellular and tissue function. The three keynote lectures will be:
For more information, contact Sharon Vaassen, firstname.lastname@example.org..
Dearborns Middle East lecture series continues Nov. 1
The U-M-Dearborn is holding a lecture series that addresses peace, revolution, women in literature and ethnic identity in the Middle East. The free, public lectures are held 11:3012:30 p.m. in the Elliott Lecture Hall, School of Management Bldg. Upcoming lectures are:
The series is sponsored by a Diversity Challenge Grant from the Dearborn Office of the Provost, the Womens Studies Program, the Department of Social Sciences and ACCESS.
Summer Festival benefit is Nov. 9
Chefs for Top of the Park, a multi-course harvest dinner to benefit Ann Arbors Summer Festival, will take place Nov. 9 at the Gandy Dancer Restaurant, 401 Depot St. The five-course meal, created by local chefs, will include:
Each course will be served with wine. A reception with the chefs will follow dessert. Door prizes will be awarded by the evenings host, Linda Yohn, music director of WEMU radio.
Tickets are $100 per person. For reservations, call the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, 647-2278, by Nov. 1.
Wolfram to discuss Remnant Speech Communities
The Program in Linguistics Colloquia Series will present Walt Wolfram, North Carolina State University, at 4 p.m. Oct. 29 in Room 2011, Modern Languages Bldg. for a lecture titled Remnant Speech Communities.
Wolfram will explore, with particular focus on an isolated African American and Anglo American community in coastal North Carolina, whether dialect features of English varieties around the world can be attributed to the dialects of early English settlers, contact situations or independent innovation.
For more information, contact David Beck, 647-5588 or email@example.com, or visit www.lsa.umich.edu/ling on the Web.
Gesture and Contemporary Painting to open Oct. 29 at Art School
Gesture and Contemporary Painting, a free exhibition examining the use of gesture in recent painting, will be on display Oct. 29Nov. 30 at the Warren Robbins Gallery of the School of Art and Design, Art and Architecture Bldg.
The work of David Reed, Suzanne McClelland, Giles Lyon, Jesse Lambert, James Nares, Andrea Belag, Eva Lundsager, Richmond Burton, Lydia Dona, Fabian Marcaccio, Augusto Arbizo, Rochelle Feinstein and Elizabeth Cooper will be featured. While gesture figures conspicuously in each artists work, it operates alternately as reference, representation, appropriated form, concrete form, commentary and/or handwriting.
The Warren Robbins Gallery is open 11 a.m.5 p.m. Mon.Sat. For more information, call 936-2082.