The University Record, September 13, 1999


Angus memorial service is Sept. 17

A memorial service celebrating the life of David L. Angus, professor of education, will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Tribute Room, School of Education Bldg. For information, call 763-4880.

Regents meet this week

The Regents will begin their monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Regents’ Room, Fleming Administration Bldg. A one-hour closed session will follow immediately for the purpose of conferring with legal counsel. The meeting will resume at 2:30 p.m. with remarks by President Lee C. Bollinger and a presentation on the Central Campus Plan. Public comments will be heard at 4 p.m. The meeting will resume at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 17 with regular agenda items.

Turner announces workshops

The Turner Geriatric Clinic will host “The Century: A Look Back” and “Peer Counselor Training” during the coming months. “The Century” is scheduled 10 a.m.–noon on Thursdays Sept. 23–Oct. 14 in the Clinic’s Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. This group will look at the trends of the past century and concepts of time, convenience, necessities, leisure and changing roles. There is a $10 fee for supplies. Scholarships are available.

Topics in the “Peer Counselor Training” workshop focus on listening skills, how to make a first visit, and how to set limits in the relationship. Peer counselors visit senior citizens in their homes to offer support. The group will meet 9:30 a.m.–noon Mondays Sept. 27–Oct. 11 in Room 1139, Cancer & Geriatrics Centers Bldg. There is no fee for this workshop.

For more information, call 764-2556.

Ester heads multicultural affairs at School of Dentistry

Todd Ester has been named director of multicultural affairs for the School of Dentistry.

Since returning to the School in 1996 to enter the graduate endodontic program, Ester has been involved in the School’s multicultural efforts, both as a member of the Multicultural Affairs Committee and in recruiting minority students.

Ester will be responsible for planning and delivering programs and services related to minority issues for students and staff and coordinating minority programs and functions for students. Ester also will be an assistant clinical professor in endodontics.

“Our dental school,” Ester said, “is unique in its commitment to diversity. We have graduated more minority dentists than any other state-supported dental school. The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of dental students and prepare them to treat those in our increasingly diverse and multicultural society is one of the most important jobs I will ever have.”

Ester graduated cum laude in 1990 from Morehouse College, Atlanta, and earned his dental degree from the U-M in 1994.

Purchasing hosts Diversity Trade Fair

The 1999 Diversity Vendor Trade Fair, sponsored by Purchasing Services, will be held 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Sept. 21 on the second floor of the Michigan League. The fair is designed to help University departments identify specific minority, women and ADA-certified businesses they can utilize for a variety of products and services.

For more information or to pre-register, contact Sandra Romanchuk, 763-9393 or

Sociology hosts Zaldfest

The Department of Sociology will host a free, two-day conference to highlight Mayer Zald’s contributions to the sociology of organizations, social movements and culture. Over the last 30 years, Zald, professor of sociology, of social work and of business administration, has been a significant figure in American sociology, serving on the editorial boards of such publications as the American Journal of Sociology, Social Problems and American Sociological Review.

“Zaldfest” will be held 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sept. 17–18 in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union. Sessions include “Movements of the Future and the Future of Movements,” “Collaborating with Mayer,” “Institutions, Organizations and Movements,” “Moving Across Disciplines, Across Traditions,” “The Mentoring Mayer,” and “Looking Backward, Looking Forward.”

For more information, visit the Web at or contact Pat Preston, 764-7487.

OVPR schedules research series

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) will host the fifth annual Research Responsibility Program (RRP) with a free series of information and discussion sessions on research conduct and administration. The sessions, open to faculty, students and staff, will emphasize ethical analysis and problem-solving using a case study approach. Each program is presented twice, once for a biomedical audience and once for a social science group.

“Introduction to Responsibility in Research” will be presented by Nicholas H. Steneck, professor of history and of professional ethics. The biomedical session will be held Sept. 20 and the social sciences discussion Sept. 27. Both sessions will meet 5–7 p.m. in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.

The complete RRP schedule is on the Web at For more information, call OVPR, 763-1289, or send e-mail to

CAMRC hosts ‘A Gathering of Shamans’

The Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Center (CAMRC) will present “A Gathering of Shamans with John Perkins” 3–4:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Maternal and Child Health Center Auditorium. Indigenous shamans from the Amazon and Andes will discuss “The Mind/Body Connection: Exploration of Ancient Indigenous Healing Traditions.”

Perkins is the author of several works on shamanism, including The World Is As You Dream It and Shapeshifting: Shamanic Techniques for Global and Personal Transformation. The shamans represent a number of linguistic groups and cultures including Quechua, Cotopaxi, Otavalo, Ure-eu-wau-wau and Shuar.

For more information, call, 998-7715, or send e-mail to

Community Lifetime Achievement nominations due today

The Geriatrics Center is seeking nominations for its 1999 Community Lifetime Achievement Awards, recognizing adults 65 years of age and older who have contributed to civic and/or social life. Five recipients will be honored at an Oct. 17 event held in Rackham Auditorium, marking the United Nations International Year of Older Persons.

For an application form, contact the Turner Geriatric Clinic Social Work office, 764-2556.

Gifts of Art highlights students and staff

The U-M Hospitals Gifts of Art program has arranged two special events featuring medical students and Health System (UMHS) staff members. “Music for Two Pianos” by the Borodin Society will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 and 12:10 p.m. Sept. 16 in the University Hospital Lobby; all performers are medical or MD/PhD students.

The “UMHS Gospel Extravaganza” will feature traditional and contemporary gospel selections sung by UMHS staff members at 12:10 p.m. Sept. 30 in the University Hospital Lobby.

For more information, call 936-ARTS (936-2787).

Visiting writers series starts Sept. 20

The Department of English and the Office of the Provost will sponsor two guest writers this month, as part of the Visiting Writers Series.

Blanche McCrary Boyd will give a fiction reading at 5 p.m. Sept. 20 in Rackham Amphitheater. McCrary Boyd won the Lambda Award and the Ferro-Grumley Award for Lesbian Fiction in 1991 for her novel The Revolution of Little Girls. Her most recent fiction work, Terminal Velocity, offers a look at the 1970s feminist movement through the reinvention of the novel’s main character, Ellen.

Anne Carson will read poetry at 5 p.m. Sept. 30 in Rackham Amphitheater. Carson is professor of classics at McGill University and a noted poet, with such works as Plainwater and Glass Irony and God. Her epic poem, Autobiography of Red, received a National Book Critics Circle nomination.

Both readings are free. For more information on the Visiting Writers Series, contact Ian Reed Twiss, 647-6471.

MHRI sponsors Kochen lecture

The Mental Health Research Institute (MHRI) will host Eugene Garfield, president, The Scientist, and chairman emeritus of the Institute for Scientific Information, for a lecture commemorating Manfred Kochen, who was an information scientist at the MHRI until his death in 1989. Garfield will speak at 3 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Rackham Amphitheater on “From the World Brain to the Informatorium—With a Little Help from Manfred Kochen.” Garfield is known for his contributions to the dissemination and sharing of information among scientists.

For more information, call Ruth Freedman, 763-1450.

Fulbright competition under way

Competition for 2000–2001 USIA/IIE Fulbright grants for graduate study or research abroad in academic fields and for professional training in the creative and performing arts is under way.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent by the beginning date of the grant. Both graduate students and undergraduates in their final year of study are invited to apply. All applicants must have sufficient proficiency in the language of the host country to carry out their proposed study or research.

Faculty members of all disciplines are needed to serve on the Campus Interview Committee. For more information or an application, contact Kirsten Willis, 763-3297, or The application deadline is Sept. 24.

Register now for free prostate cancer screening

The Comprehensive Cancer Center is offering free prostate cancer screenings the evening of Sept. 30. Exams take less than 10 minutes and include a free PSA blood test. All men ages 50 and older and men over age 40 who are African American or have a family history of prostate cancer are eligible. To schedule an exam, call the Cancer AnswerLine nurses 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Mon.–Fri., (800) 865-1125.

UMS unveils ‘Bravo!’ cookbook

Bravo! Recipes, Legends and Lore, a 250-recipe cookbook, will make its debut at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at Barton Hills Country Club. The University Musical Society (UMS) fund-raising event features entertainment, a live auction and a strolling supper that includes desserts prepared from the book. The cookbook celebrates the 120-year legacy of UMS, featuring recipes from UMS artists, acclaimed chefs and local cooks, as well as anecdotes from longtime UMS concert-goers and photographs of performance venues.

Tickets for the premiere party are $35 per person. To order tickets, call 936-6837. Through Sept. 17, Bravo! is offered at a pre-publication rate of $25, plus sales tax and $5 shipping and handling. After the official launch, the book will sell for $29.95. To order, visit the Web at or call (877) 238-0503 or 615-3589 9 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays.

Sign up for IM sports

The Intramural (IM) Sports Program of the Department of Recreational Sports will be accepting entries for fall 1999 soccer, slow pitch softball and ice hockey. All registration meetings will be held at the IM Sports Bldg., 606 E. Hoover. The following meetings and game dates have been scheduled:

  • Soccer, 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m., today (Sept. 13), $72 per team. There is a mandatory Manager’s Meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 15 in Cliff Keen Arena. Games will begin Sept. 16 and will be played 5:30–10:30 p.m. Sun.–Fri. at Mitchell Fields.

  • Slow pitch softball, entry deadline 4:30 p.m., Sept. 15, $60 per team. There is a mandatory Manager’s Meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 in Cliff Keen Arena. The tournament will begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 17 and continue 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Sept. 18 and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 19. Games will be played at Mitchell Fields.

  • Ice hockey, 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Sept. 20, $395 per team. A mandatory Manager’s Meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 in Cliff Keen Arena. Games will be played 10 p.m.–1 a.m. Sun.-Thurs. beginning Sept. 23 in Yost Ice Arena.

    For more information, call 763-3562.

    Go Blue Kickoff Party planned

    Featuring the marching band, alumni cheerleaders and presentation of the Spirit of Michigan Award, the 23rd Annual Go Blue Kickoff Party will be held Oct. 2 at the Oosterbaan Field House. The party starts three hours prior to the homecoming game kickoff, when the football team faces Purdue. Tickets are $19.50 for adults, $12 for U-M students and $12 for children age 12 and younger.

    The reservation deadline is Sept. 22. For more information, contact the Alumni Association, (800) 847-4764, 764-0384 or 764-6180.

    Pound House needs student volunteers

    The Pound House Children’s Center is seeking student volunteers to assist in its childcare program during the fall term. Volunteers will work six hours per week with children ages 2-1/2 to 5 and must also be available for a one-hour weekly training session. Students may work for academic credit or participate with a work-study grant.

    For more information or to arrange an interview, call 998-8440.

    Yoshokai Aikido course offered

    Aikido classes, combining mental discipline with energetic, physical training, will be available during the fall term through Recreational Sports. A demonstration and introductory class is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Intramural Bldg. Wrestling Room.

    Individuals attending the introductory class should wear loose workout clothing with long pants and long sleeves. Classes meet 5–6 p.m. Tues., Thurs. and Fri. For more information, call Karen Clark, 668-0719.