The University Record, October 25, 1999


Computer security specialist to speak

Steve Romig, security specialist and leader of Ohio State University’s (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 Romig’s “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 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 children’s 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 Museum’s main floor, the gift shop is open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tues.–Sat., 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Thurs. and noon–5 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 10:30–11:30 a.m. in Room 170, Dennison Hall.

  • “Essential Physics: What Is Everything Made Of?,” Ken Bloom, Oct. 30, Nov. 6 and Nov. 13. The program will explore how our understanding of the essence of matter has evolved during this century, from the discovery of the electron to the top quark.

  • “The Milky Way,” Robbie Dohm-Palmer, Nov. 20, Dec. 4, and Dec. 11. The lecture will review the gradual realization that our Milky Way is one of many galaxies and describe the latest research into its origins and structure.

    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.

    Women’s Studies Library holds book sale

    The Women’s Studies Library will hold a book sale 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Nov. 2–3 in Room 236, West Hall. Books and journals, including topics in religion, literature, history, psychology and women’s studies, will be for sale. Most items will be $2, with half-price specials on Nov. 3. All proceeds will benefit the Women’s Studies Library and the Women’s Studies Program. For more information, send e-mail to 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?” 7:30–9:30 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 1:30–5 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:

  • Billy Frye, chancellor of Emory University, keynote: “Leadership and the Role of the Research Library in the Contemporary University.” Introduction by Provost Nancy Cantor.

  • Paul Mosher, vice provost and director of libraries, University of Pennsylvania, “University Librarians: From Keepers to Agents Provacateurs.”

  • Paul Courant, associate vice president for academic affairs, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Economics and Public Policy, and faculty associate, Institute for Social Research, “Changes in Scholarship and the Academy.”

  • Robert Wedgeworth, university librarian emeritus, University of Illinois, “Views from the Profession.”

    Dougherty served as university librarian at the University of California, Berkeley, and as director of libraries at the U-M in 1978–88, before retiring from the School of Information in 1998. He also was president of the American Library Association (ALA) in 1990–91 and received the ALA’s 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 6–8:30 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 1999–00 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 Shakespeare’s 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 Art’s 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. Barnhart’s lecture, “Strange Things! China’s 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. 23–March 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 Women’s 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. 29–30 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 7–8 p.m. Nov. 3 and 10–11 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 a new Web site for children that offers resources on killer whales. Using Orca’s 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 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 Frisell’s New Quartet and the Buena Vista Social Club this week. Dates and times are:

  • Sankai Juku, 8 p.m. Oct. 27, Power Center for the Performing Arts. Sankai Juku, a five-member butoh dance ensemble, will perform Hiyomeki, choreographer Ushio Amagatsu’s latest work. Butoh is a Japanese art form, rich in gesture and expression of the body, that evolved as a manifestation of humanitarian awareness by Japan’s post-World War II generation.

  • Bill Frisell’s New Quartet, 8 p.m. Oct. 28, Power Center for the Performing Arts. Guitarist and composer Bill Frisell has recorded more than 12 albums and collaborated with such artists as Elvis Costello, Cassandra Wilson, Viktor Krauss, David Sanborn and Allen Ginsburg. Frisell’s latest release is “Good Dog, Happy Man.”

  • Buena Vista Social Club, 8 p.m. Oct. 30, Hill Auditorium. The Buena Vista Social Club, featuring pianist Ruben Gonzalez and vocalist Ibrahim Ferrer, hails from Havana, Cuba. The group’s performance will cover a wide range of Cuban classics, from the romantic and languidly sensual son and danzon to the more festive cha cha cha.

    For ticket information, contact the UMS Box Office, 764-2538 or (800) 221-1229, or visit the Web at

    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 Don’t 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 department’s 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.13–28, 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:

  • “Hip-Hop as Cultural Expression and Social Movement”

  • “Images of Violence and Hate in Society”

  • “Redefining Leadership and Activism in the 21st Century”

  • “Where Do We Go from Here: Response and Pro-Action, Challenges to Diversity and Affirmative Action in Higher Education”

    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 For more information, call 936-1055 or send e-mail to

    ‘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 1–5, 2000.

    The trip exposes participants to the state’s 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@, or complete the online application form at

    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 museum’s ramparts and terraces with brightly colored glass sculptures. Chihuly’s colorful and dramatic work has been featured in several PBS specials.

    For more information, call 764-0395 or visit the Web at

    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 Lunch will be provided. To register, visit the conference Web site, call 763-6048 or send e-mail to

    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. Jackson’s free lecture is part of the fall 1999 International Law Workshop sponsored by the Law School’s Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Institute’s 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. 1–2 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:

  • “Mechanosensing and Signal Transduction in Vascular Endothelial Cells,” Shi Chien, University of California, San Diego, 8 a.m. Nov. 1.

  • “Diverse Signaling and Gene Responses of Connective Tissue Cells to Substrate Tension, Compression and Fluid Induced Shear Stress,” Albert Banes, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 10 a.m. Nov. 1.

  • “Single Molecule Mechanical and Optical Studies of Motor Proteins,” Justin Molloy, University of York, England, 8 a.m. Nov. 2.

    For more information, contact Sharon Vaassen,

    Dearborn’s 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 11:30–12:30 p.m. in the Elliott Lecture Hall, School of Management Bldg. Upcoming lectures are:

  • “Family Politics of the 1919 Egyptian Revolution,” Lisa Pollard, Nov. 1.

  • “The Many Faces of a Few Holy Women: The Prophet’s Wives in Islamic Literature,” Barbara Stowasser, Feb. 28.

  • “The Politics and Poetics of Ethnic Identity in Iranian-American Music Videos,” Hamid Naficy, April 10.

    The series is sponsored by a Diversity Challenge Grant from the Dearborn Office of the Provost, the Women’s 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 Arbor’s 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:

  • Wine and appetizers by Arbor Brewing Company, Weber’s Inn and Cottage Inn.

  • Plated appetizer by Cousins Heritage Inn, bread by Zingerman’s Bakehouse and salad by Moveable Feast.

  • Main course by the Gandy Dancer.

  • Dessert by Zingerman’s Bakehouse and the Gandy Dancer.

    Each course will be served with wine. A reception with the chefs will follow dessert. Door prizes will be awarded by the evening’s 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, or visit 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. 29–Nov. 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 artist’s 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.