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Exhibits

Ann Arbor Public Schools Student Show, Taubman South Lobby, Floor 1, through June 16. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Archaeologies of Childhood: The First Years of Life in Roman Egypt, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, through September. The University's holdings of material from Roman Egypt show what children looked like and how they learned and played. They also help to illustrate the expectations and concerns of children in a North African culture that existed 2,000 years ago. The material in this exhibition is part of new research by U-M faculty and students to recover knowledge of childhood in Roman Egypt. Sponsored by the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, http://www.lsa.umich.edu/kelsey/.
Categories, Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, U-M-Dearborn, through April 23. The exhibit will celebrate Michigan Glass Month with a presentation of works selected from a permanent collection of antique and contemporary studio art glass. Sponsored by the Art Museum Project, (313) 593-5058.
Ceramics, by Susan Crowell, University Hospital Lobby, Floor 1, through June 16. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
The Changing Garden: Four Centuries of European and American Art, Museum of Art, through May 23. The exhibition explores the changing taste, aesthetics and uses of gardens from the late 16th to 20th centuries. Organized by the Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, the exhibition features more than 150 works-prints, drawings, photographs, illustrated books and some paintings-by nearly 100 artists. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
The Rossetti String Quartet will close the University Musical Society's (UMS) 125th season April 24 with an 8 p.m. performance at Rackham Auditorium. The quartet, making its UMS debut, will be joined by pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet (below). (Courtesy Michael Tammaro)
Children's Science Book Fair, Exhibit Museum of Natural History, through May 31. Offered annually by the Association of Science Technology Centers, this exhibit features 37 new science trade books for K-12 students, ranging from picture books to in-depth scientific discussions on topics such as astronomy, paleontology, environmental science, health and medicine, physics and technology. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Common and Uncommon Occurrences, by Margo Mensing, Lane Hall Art Gallery, through May 28. Sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, 936-1930.
Conservation Genetics, Exhibit Museum of Natural History. A display exploring the application of genetics to evolutionary history and conservation biology, using the endangered harpy eagle as an example. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Desmatosuchus, Exhibit Museum of Natural History. The museum's display of this 200 million-year-old fossil has been updated with new labels and two contrasting models-one, an aquatic model made by museum sculptor Carleton Angell, and the second, a terrestrial model. Scientists are not certain whether Desmatosuchus was an aquatic or land animal. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Discovery I, Pierpont Commons, Wall Gallery, through April 24. The first show from nine students representing the final class of scientific illustration concentrators to pass through tSchool of Art & Design. Sponsored by Pierpont Commons Arts & Programs, 647-6838.
Discovery II, Pierpont Commons, Wall Gallery, through April 24 (see Discovery I description). Sponsored by Pierpont Commons Arts & Programs, 647-6838.
East Meets West, by Michigan Quilt Artists, Taubman North Lobby, Floor 1, through June 16. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Eighth Annual All-Michigan, All-Media Competition, Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, U-M-Dearborn, May 7-June 18. The eighth in a series of annual competitions open to artists 18 and older living and/or working in Michigan. The competition is open to all subjects and a wide range of various media is expected. Two- and three-dimensional works are eligible. Works dealing with ethnic diversity will be given special consideration in celebration of the diverse student body at U-M-Dearborn. Reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 7. Sponsored by the U-M Dearborn Art Museum Project, (313) 593-5058.
Glass Sculpture, by Joyce Gottlieb, Michigan League Cafe, May 1-28. Sponsored by the Michigan League Programming Office, 763-4652.
In Retropsect, by Lindsay Erben, Katie Pape and Annie Hagar, Duderstadt Center Gallery, through May 1. Sponsored by the Duderstadt Center, 763-3266.
Ka-Boom! Meteor and Asteroid Impacts, Exhibit Museum of Natural History. The display explains the differences between space dust, meteors, meteorites, meteoroids, asteroids and comets, and speculates about the roles asteroids may have had in Earth's history (including the theory that an asteroid impact contributed to the demise of the dinosaurs). Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Landscape Paintings, by Keri Coran Wagner, University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2, through June 16. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
The Life of the Lakes, Exhibit Museum of Natural History, through May 31. The exhibit explores the science of the Great Lakes, including the role of people in lake health and biodiversity. It will highlight one artist's view of Michigan lake and wetland habitats with a memorial display of the work of local printmaker Alice Berle Crawford. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History and the Michigan Sea Grant College Program, 764-0478.
Lighthouse Watercolors, by Margaret Glinke, Cancer Center & Geriatrics Center, Turner Clinic Lobby, Floor 1, through June 16. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Life Sciences Institute, Commons Building, Palmer Commons, The Van at State Street, Warren Robbins Gallery, Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W. Liberty St., through May 16. The show features works by School of Art & Design (A&D) second-year mater of fine arts degree candidates. Sponsored by A&D, 936-2082.
Masterworks of African Art: The Congo Basin, Museum of Art, Curtis Gallery of African and African-American Art, through May 2. Examines the rich imagery found in the Congo River Basin. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Memorials of Life in Ancient China: Chinese Mortuary Art Across Four Millennia, Museum of Art. Since the beginnings of Chinese civilization, one of its identifying characteristics has been a concern with the welfare of the dead. This exhibition traces evolving customs of burial across four millennia and reveals major shifts in political, social and religious history. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
The Mirror of Simple Souls, a handmade libretto by Kim Anno with Anne Carson, Rackham Building, Room 520, through May 30. Sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, 936-1930.
Nursing Dolls, by Linda Strodtman, Taubman North Lobby, Floor 1, through June 16. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Outlet, Pierpont Commons, Atrium Gallery, through April 25. School of Art & Design students in Beili Liu's advanced computer imaging class take a multimedia approach to artwork, focusing on clarity of concept and effectiveness of execution. Sponsored by Pierpont Commons Arts & Programs, 647-6838.
Sculpture, by Wendel Heers, Cancer Center & Geriatrics Center Main Lobby, Floor B2, through June 16. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Second Annual All-Student Exhibition, Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, Warren Robbins Gallery, Work, 306 S. State St., and the Duderstadt Center Gallery, through May 16. This year's show has expanded to include works by all School of Art & Design (A&D) undergraduate and graduate students. Sponsored by A&D, 936-2082.
The Stearns Collection, School of Music. One of six major collections of musical instruments in North America; contains more than 2,000 instruments, ranging from typical period pieces to rare items. Sponsored by the School of Music, 763-4389.
Stories from the Past: Narrative in Asian Art, Museum of Art, through July 25. The exhibit explores the way artists from Persia, India, Bali, China and Japan have created, in visual form, the most enduring narratives of their respective cultures. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Tapestries, by Sherri Smith, University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1, through June 16. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Treasures of Islamic Art from UMMA Collections, Museum of Art. The Islamic art in the UMMA collection is well known to scholars throughout the world, but may be much less familiar to regular museum visitors. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
The Tree of Life, Exhibit Museum of Natural History. An interactive, large plasma screen display illustrating the evolutionary tree. Visitors can explore the relationships between different organisms and look at current research and conservation efforts. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann St. The oldest in the United States to retain its original telescopes in their mounts. It houses exhibits and collections highlighting the observatory's role in introducing scientific research to campus and significant discoveries made by its astronomers. Sponsored by the U-M Detroit Observatory, 763-2230.
Watercolor, by Monette Thorrez, Michigan League Cafe, through April 30. Sponsored by the Michigan League Programming Office, 763-4652.
A World of Orchids: Japanese Prints of Species Orchids from the Villa Oyamazaki, Museum of Art, through July 11. The Villa Oyamazaki was the estate of Japanese entrepreneur Kaga Shotaro, a collector and cultivator of orchids. In the 1940s, he commissioned Ikeda Zuigetsu to record the collection in paint and a group of craftsmen to reproduce the paintings as color woodblock prints. The 20 prints in the exhibition illustrate this Japanese art form at its technical peak. Sponsored by the Museum of Art and Center for Japanese Studies, 763-8662.

Regular Meetings

Alanon, support group for family and friends of alcoholics, 6 p.m. every Thursday while U-M is in session, Guild House Campus Ministry, 802 Monroe, (734) 662-5189.
Alcoholics Anon, Unity AA Group, closed discussion, cross-addicts welcome, 12:10 p.m. Mon-Fri, Guild House Campus Ministry, 802 Monroe, (734) 662-5189.
English classes for families of international students, faculty and staff, Family Housing Language Program. Registration for Spring Term is underway for child, teen and adult classes. Native speakers of English also are needed as volunteer conversation or classroom partners. For more information, call (734) 763-1440 or e-mail familyhousing@umich.edu.
Guild House, free casual Sunday supper for students, 6-7:30 p.m., 802 Monroe, (734) 662-5189 or guildhouse@umich.edu.
Language Enrichment Group (LEG): A Stroke Support Group for Adults, Center for the Development of Language and Literacy, 1111 E. Catherine, 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, 764-8440.
Language Therapy Groups for Children, Center for the Development of Language and Literacy, 1111 E. Catherine, 764-8440.
Social Skills Groups, ages 6-14, Center for the Child and the Family, 525 E. University, Suite 1465, 764-9446 or bvidovic@umich.edu.

Recreation

Indoor Track Building: Public jogging and walking, 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 763-5088. Fee required.
Yost Ice Arena: Public skating, noon-12:50 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8-9:50 p.m. Thursday; 2-3:50 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 764-4600.

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April 19-May 10

Monday, April 19
Ceremony: Presentation of a 2004 Great Lakes Community Arts Award by the Michigan Association of Community Arts Agencies to the Arts of Citizenship Program, 4-5:30 p.m., Work Gallery, 306 S. State St. An original work of art by Nancy Lautenbach will be unveiled and presented. Sponsored by Arts of Citizenship, RSVP to doreo@umich.edu.
Concert: An April Cabaret, 8 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth St. Sponsored by the School of Music, 763-4726.
Concert: Latin Jazz Ensemble, Graduate Jazz Quartet, Jazz Guitar Ensemble, 8 p.m., School of Music, McIntosh Theater. Sponsored by the School of Music, 763-4726.
Lecture: 41st Don W. Gudakunst Memorial Lecture, Dr. King Holmes, Randomized Controlled Trials of Individual, Population and Multilevel Interventions for Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections: What Has Worked?, 3 p.m., School of Public Health II Auditorium. Sponsored by the Department of Epidemiology, 764-5435.
Lecture: Communications and Signal Processing Laboratory Seminar Series, Stark Draper, Efficient Variable Length Channel Coding for Unknown Discrete Memoryless Channels, 4:30 p.m., Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) Building, Room 1311. Sponsored by the EECS Department, 647-2045.
Recital: Phillip Bush, piano, 8 p.m., School of Music, Britton Recital Hall. Sponsored by the School of Music, 763-4726.

Tuesday, April 20
Ceremony: Hopwood Graduate and Undergraduate Awards, 3:30 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. The winners of the Winter Term writing contests will be announced, followed by a lecture from novelist Mary Gordon. Sponsored by the Hopwood Program,
764-6296.
Colloquium: Jean Shope, Adolescent Motor Vehicle Crashes: Alcohol Policy and Graduated Driver Licensing, noon-1 p.m., U-M Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), McCormick Conference Room. Sponsored by UMTRI, 936-2070.
Concert: University Philharmonia Orchestra, 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Sponsored by the School of Music, 763-4726.
Lecture: Town Hall Celebrity Lecture Series, Joan Benny, 11:30 a.m., Michigan League Ballroom. Sponsored by the Margaret Waterman Alumnae Group, (734) 663-6472.
Lecture: Zhu Qingsheng, Recording and Deciphering Images from the Han Dynasty: The Current Projects at the Han Art Institute of Peking University, noon, School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies, 764-6308.
Lecture: Darcy Lecture, Allen Shapiro, Recent Advances in Characterizing Ground Water Flow and Chemical Transport in Fractured Rock: From Cores to Kilometers, 4 p.m., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building, Room 1200. Sponsored by Environmental Science, Engineering and Policy, http://www.engin.umich.edu/soc/greenpeas/esepseminar.html.
Seminar: IntraLase, noon-1 p.m., Michigan League, Michigan Room. Learn about the new bladeless LASIK surgery available at the Kellogg Eye Center (KEC). Sponsored by KEC, 615-6914 or lasik@umich.edu.

Wednesday, April 21
Art Video: Artists Gardens of Europe, 12:15 p.m., Museum of Art, Media Room. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Film: Second Annual African Film Series, Promised Land, 4-6 p.m., Rackham Building, Osterman Common Room. Sponsored by the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies South Africa Initiatives Office, 764-5513.
Forum: Frances Wilson Thompson Critical Issues Forum, Diana Eck, A New Religious America, 12:30 p.m., Northbank Center, 432 N. Saginaw, Flint. Sponsored by the U-M-Flint Office of Institutional Advancement, (810) 762-3351. Registration and fee required.
Tour: U-M Detroit Observatory, 1-4 p.m., 1398 E. Ann St. It is the oldest observatory in the United States to retain its original telescopes in their mounts. Sponsored by the U-M Detroit Observatory, 763-2230.

Thursday, April 22
Concert: Residential College (RC) Creative Musicianship Class, 7 p.m., RC Auditorium. Sponsored by RC, 647-9960.
Concert: Karita Mattila, 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. The final concert of the University Musical Society's (UMS) Annual Choral Union Series. Sponsored by UMS, 764-2538.
Interview: Daniel Herwitz, director of the Institute for the Humanities, will conduct a public interview with Bernard-Henri Levy, 1 p.m., Rackham Building, Osterman Common Room. Sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, 936-3518.
Lecture: The Margaret and Herman Sokol Faculty Lecture in the Sciences, Mel Hochster, Women in Mathematics: We've Come a Long Way-or Have We?, 4 p.m., Rackham Building Amphitheatre. Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics, 647-4566.
Lecture: Elisabeth Thoburn, Is it Art?, 7:30- 9 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. The lecture will promote and celebrate Gallery 55+-an exhibit space showcasing the work of local artists age 55 and older. Sponsored by the Geriatrics Center, (734) 998-9353.
Lecture: Racing Skills and Tactics, 7:45 p.m., Mason Hall, Room 3447. Skill-building techniques for sailors interested in racing. Sponsored by the Sailing Club, http://www.umich.edu/~umsc. 
Open House: Children Summer Language Program, 5:30-6:30 p.m., University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy (UCLL), 1111 E. Catherine St. Improve language in the areas of speaking, reading, writing, spelling and social skills in intensive, individual and/or group therapy sessions. Sponsored by UCLL, 764-8440.
Performance: Dev Singh, acoustic folk music, 12:10 p.m., University Hospital Lobby, Floor 1. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Tour: Museum of Art docents will relate stories from India, Persia, Bali, China and Japan told through the paintings, scrolls and prints on view in the "Stories from the Past: Narrative in Asian Art" exhibit, 7 p.m., Museum of Art. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.

FE, HRD & IT Classes

Faculty Exploratory
http://www.lib.umich.edu/exploratory/
(734) 647-7406
Registration required; most classesfor faculty only

Human Resources
& Affirmative Action
Human Resource Development
http://www.umich.edu/~hrd
(734) 764-7410
Registration and fee required

Information Technology
Central Services
IT Education Classes
http://www.itd.umich.edu/education
(734) 763-3700
Registration and fee required

Monday, April 19
How to Become an Online Learner (online course) (HRD), 24 hours
Dreamweaver III (IT), 1-3 p.m.
Planning for Retirement (HRD),
4-7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 20
Access Introduction (IT), 9 a.m.-noon
Word II (IT), 9 a.m.-noon

Wednesday, April 21
Developing a Productive Organization Using Appreciative Inquiry (HRD),
8:30 a.m.-noon
WWW HTML Authoring Introduction (IT), 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Planning for Retirement (HRD),
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Excel IV (IT), 1-4 p.m.

Thursday, April 22
Feel the Anger and Do the Conflict Anyway (HRD), 9 a.m.-noon
Access Queries I (IT), 9 a.m.-noon
Dreamweaver IV (IT), 1-3 p.m.

Friday, April 23
InDesign (IT), 9 a.m.-noon
Photoshop I (IT), 1-4 p.m.

Monday, April 26
Dreamweaver V (IT),
10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 27
Improving Your Listening Skills (HRD), 8:30 a.m.-noon
WWW HTML CGIs and Forms (IT),
8:30 a.m-12:30 p.m.
FileMaker Pro III (IT), 9 a.m.-noon
Word III (IT), 1-4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 28
Building Departmental Communities: Managing Diversity at Work (HRD),
8:30 a.m.-noon
Flash Introduction (IT), 9 a.m.-noon
Dreamweaver Navigation Bars, Table Data and Searches (IT), 1-3 p.m.

Thursday, April 29
Managing Multiple Projects
for Multiple People (HRD)
,
8:30 a.m.-noon
Excel I (IT), 9 a.m.-noon
WWW Getting Started
with Web Publishing at U-M (IT)
,
9 a.m.-noon

Friday, April 30
Word Mail Merge (IT), 9 a.m.-noon
Flash Action Scripting (IT), 1-4 p.m.

Monday, May 3
Dreamweaver I (IT), 1-4 p.m.

Tuesday, May 4
Communication and Interpersonal Skills for Managing Conflict (HRD),
8:30 a.m.-noon
Excel I (IT), 9 a.m.-noon
Photoshop I (IT), 9 a.m.-noon

Wednesday, May 5
Managing Effectively by Delegating Work to Others (HRD), 8:30 a.m.-noon
Dreamweaver II (IT), 1-4 p.m.

Thursday, May 6
Behaviorally-Based Interviewing (HRD), 8:30 a.m.-noon
Assertiveness Skills (HRD), 9 a.m.-noon
FileMaker Pro I (IT), 9 a.m.-noon
Excel II (IT), 1-4 p.m.

Friday, May 7
Dealing with Personality Conflicts and Difficult People (HRD), 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dreamweaver III (IT), 1-3 p.m.

Monday, May 10
Dreamweaver IV (IT), 1-3 p.m.

Tuesday, May 11
Influencing Management and Peers (HRD), 8:30 a.m.-noon
FileMaker Pro II (IT), 9 a.m.-noon
Fundamentals of Project Management: Getting from ¡§Do It¡¨ to ¡§Did it
Successfully¡¨ (HRD)
, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Excel III (IT), 1-4 p.m.

Wednesday, May 12
Stress Management (HRD),
8:30 a.m.-noon
PageMaker Introduction (IT),
9 a.m.-noon
WWW HTML Authoring Introduction (IT), 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Beyond Customer Service: The Next Steps (HRD), 8:30 a.m.-noon
Dreamweaver V (IT), 1-3 p.m.

Thursday, May 13
Leading Trough Change and Transition (HRD), 8:30 a.m.-noon
Acrobat (IT), 9-11 a.m.
FileMaker Pro III (IT), 9 a.m.-noon
Excel IV (IT), 1-4 p.m.

Friday, May 14
Flash Introduction (IT), 9 a.m.-noon
Proofreading (HRD), 9 a.m.-noon
Dreamweaver Navigation Bars, Table Data, and Searches (IT), 1-3 p.m.

Monday, May 17
WWW Getting Started with Web Publishing at U-M (IT), 1-4 p.m.

Cooking Classes

East Ann Arbor Health Center
Demonstration Kitchen
4260 Plymouth Road
Sponsored by MFit
(734) 975-4387, ext. 236
Registration and fee required

Wednesday, April 28
Around the World with Chicken,
6-8 p.m.


Friday, April 23
Lecture: McGuigan Lecture, Sherry Ortner, The Making of Second Wave Feminism and the Liberation of the Women of the Class of '58, 3 p.m., Lane Hall, Room 2239. Sponsored by the Women's Studies Program, 647-0774.
Lecture: The Philip Thomas Lincoln Jr. Memorial Lecture in Chinese Studies, Christoph Harbsmeier, The Patterning of Chinese Thought: Towards a Systematic Analysis of Classic Chinese Rhetorical and Cognitive Schemes, 4 p.m., Rackham Building, Amphitheatre. Sponsored by the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, and the Center for Chinese Studies, 615-8623.
Panel: Bernard-Henri Levy, Who Killed Daniel Pearl?, 1-3 p.m., Michigan League, Hussey Room. Levy will discuss his theories about the death of Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter kidnapped and killed in 2002. Part of the 2004 Ann Arbor Book Festival. Sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities and the Center for European Studies, 936-3518.
Performance: Visa, 7 p.m., Duderstadt Center, Video Studio. A video performance about the new United States visa policy, cultural differences and bureaucracy in America, written and conducted by School of Art & Design (A&D) master of fine arts degree candidate Teresa Rocha. Sponsored by A&D, 936-2082.

Saturday, April 24
Concert: Rossetti String Quartet with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, 8 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. The final concert in the University Musical Society's (UMS) season. Sponsored by UMS, 764-2538.
Event: Ann Arbor Book Festival, Discovering the World through Books: A Celebration of Children's Nonfiction, featuring the Children's Science Book Fair, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Insideout Poetry Writing Workshop Series, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History and the Women in Science and Engineering Program, 764-0478.
Panel: Ann Arbor Book Festival Event, The Book That Changed My Life, 10 a.m., Modern Languages Building, Auditorium 3. Panelists include: U-M President Mary Sue Coleman, Head Football Coach Lloyd Carr, fiction writer Charles Baxter, poet Thylias Moss, former Detroit Book Club president Joan Knoertzer, Ann Arbor District Library director Josie Parker, and young adult fiction author Zibby Oneal. Sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, 936-3518.
Performance: Visa, 7 p.m., Duderstadt Center, Video Studio (see April 23 description).
Planetarium Show: The Stars of Spring, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History. The spring sky contains few bright stars, but several significant constellations. It also is the best time of year to see the most famous pattern in the sky-the Big Dipper. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Planetarium Show: The Solar System: Take a Deep Breath, 12:30 & 2:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History. "Take a deep breath" sounds like an easy suggestion, but on any other planet in the solar system, it is impossible. This humorous show uses weather reports from the nine planets to compare Earth's atmosphere with the varied environmental conditions elsewhere in the solar system, and explains why Earth's atmosphere is well-suited to support life. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Reception: Susan Skarsgard, Imagine/Align, 1-3 p.m., Nichols Arboretum. Opening reception for the exhibit documenting Skarsgard's installation, featuring 20,000 daffodils planted in a single line. Sponsored by the School of Art & Design, 936-2082.
Tour: Dinosaurs, 2 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History. Free, 30-minute, docent-led tour of the dinosaur exhibits. Sign up day of the tour. Limit 15 people. Sponsored by the U-M Credit Union, 764-0478.

Sunday, April 25
Performance: Visa, 7 p.m., Duderstadt Center, Video Studio (see April 23 description).
Planetarium Show: The Stars of Spring, 1:30 & 3:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see April 24 description).
Planetarium Show: The Solar System: Take a Deep Breath, 2:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see April 24 description).
Talk: Curator's Talk, The Changing Garden, 3 p.m., Museum of Art. Assistant Director for Collections and Exhibitions Carole McNamara will chronicle the changing tastes reflected in European and American gardens from the late 16th through 20th centuries. An expert on prints and drawings-and a gardener herself-McNamara will explore how artists have represented the various social and aesthetic dimensions of gardens. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Tour: Dinosaurs, 2 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see April 24 description).

Tuesday, April 27
Concert: Residential College (RC) Faculty Concert and Reception, 8 p.m., RC Auditorium. Sponsored by RC, 647-9960.
Talk: Reach Out and Read (ROR) Program Kick-off, Dr. Perri Klass, 11-11:45 a.m., Corner Health Center, 47 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti; noon-1 p.m., East Ann Arbor Health Center, 4260 Plymouth Road. This national program promotes early literacy by brining new books and advice about the importance of reading aloud into pediatric exam rooms. Sponsored by the U-M Health System's Department of Pediatrics. RSVP by April 23 to (734) 998-6589 or tamcarr@umich.edu.
Talk: Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, The Benefits of Investing and Living in Detroit, 6 p.m., Detroit Athletic Club, 241 Madison. Sponsored by the U-M Business School Club of Detroit and the Business School's Black Alumni Association, (248) 331-0205.

Wednesday, April 28
Art Video: Gardens of the Netherlands, 12:15 p.m., Museum of Art, Media Room. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.

Thursday, April 29
Ceremony: Distinguished Dissertation Awards, 2-4 p.m., Rackham Building, Assembly Hall. Eight scholars will receive a $1,000 honorarium in recognition of exceptional scholarly work as a doctoral student and completion of their doctoral degree in 2003. A reception for honorees and nominated scholars will follow. Sponsored by the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the Society of Fellows, 647-5767 or 764-8221.
Lecture: How to Teach Sailing, 7:45 p.m., Mason Hall, Room 3447. Proven methods for teaching basic sailing skills. Sponsored by the Sailing Club, http://www.umich.edu/~umsc 
Recital: Cellochan Cello Recital, 12:10 p.m., University Hospital Lobby, Floor 1. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Tour: Guided tour of "The Changing Garden: Four Centuries of European and American Art" exhibit, 7 p.m., Museum of Art. Museum of Art docents will guide visitors through prints, photographs and paintings documenting the changing taste of gardens in Europe and America. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Workshop: Applied Survival Analysis, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., School of Public Health II, Computing Classroom A. The class will continue 9 a.m. April 30. Sponsored by the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research, 764-7828. Fee required.

Friday, April 30
Conference: The Moses Gunn 16th Annual Research Conference, 7:45 a.m., Towsley Center. Keynote speaker: Dr. Michael Longaker, Wound Repair and Regenerative Medicine, 3:30 p.m., Dow Auditorium. Sponsored by the Department of Surgery, 936-7995.

Saturday, May 1
Event: Kickin' It, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., WideWorld Sports Center, 2140 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor. Area youth are welcome to join local soccer club members in a mini-soccer tournament, and participate in several interactive tobacco-education activities. Sponsored by the U-M Health System's Tobacco Consultation Service, 936-5988.
Planetarium Show: The Stars of Spring, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see April 24 description).
Planetarium Show: The Solar System: Take a Deep Breath, 12:30 & 2:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see April 24 description).
Tour: Dinosaurs, 2 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see April 24 description).

Sunday, May 2
Planetarium Show: The Stars of Spring, 1:30 & 3:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see April 24 description).
Planetarium Show: The Solar System: Take a Deep Breath, 2:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see April 24 description).
Tour: Guided tour of "The Changing Garden: Four Centuries of European and American Art" exhibit, 2 p.m., Museum of Art. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Tour: Dinosaurs, 2 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see April 24 description).

Monday, May 3
Forum: Frances Wilson Thompson Critical Issues Forum, Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs and Steel, 12:30 p.m., Northbank Center, 432 N. Saginaw, Flint. Sponsored by the U-M-Flint Office of Institutional Advancement, (810) 762-3351. Registration and fee required.

Tuesday, May 4
Workshop: Multivariate Techniques-Logistic Regression and Related Techniques, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., School of Public Health II, Room M4318 (morning) and Computing Classroom C (afternoon). Sponsored by the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research, 764-7828. Fee required.

Wednesday, May 5
Art Video: Ramayana, 12:10 p.m., Museum of Art. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Film: Second Annual African Film Series, Steps from the Future Series, 4-6 p.m., Rackham Building, Osterman Common Room. Sponsored by the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies South Africa Initiatives Office, 764-5513.
Intramural Sports: The Intramural Sports Program will take entries for 2004 Spring Term Softball, Sand Volleyball, 3-on-3 Basketball and Roller Hockey at mandatory managers' meetings in the Intramural Sports Building, 606 E. Hoover. Entry fees apply for all sports. Softball games will begin May 6; others will begin May 11. Sponsored by the Department of Recreational Sports, 763-3562.
Tour: U-M Detroit Observatory, 1-4 p.m., 1398 E. Ann St. It is the oldest observatory in the United States to retain its original telescopes in their mounts. Sponsored by the U-M Detroit Observatory, 763-2230.
Workshop: Multivariate Techniques-Data Reduction, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., School of Public Health II, Room M4318 (morning) and Computing Classroom C (afternoon). Sponsored by the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research, 764-7828. Fee required.

Thursday, May 6
Lecture: First Thursday Lecture, Midwestern Prairie Style Gardens, 7 p.m., Museum of Art. In this slide-illustrated talk, offered in conjunction with the museum's "The Changing Garden" exhibit, Professor Robert Grese will explore the prairie style of landscape gardening pioneered by Midwesterners such as Ossian Cole Simonds and Jens Jensen. The work of these designers often is seen as inspiration for today's influential conservation-based park and garden design movement. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Meeting: Family Housing Language Program (FHLP) Volunteer Information Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Family Housing Community Center, 1000 McIntyre. Sponsored by the FHLP, 763-1440.
Performance: The Choral Connection, under the direction of Carolyn Tjon, Broadway and popular music, 12:10 p.m., University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Workshop: Introduction to ArcView GIS, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Rackham Building, SAVi Lab (Room 3530). Class will continue 9 a.m.
May 7. Sponsored by the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research, 764-7828. Fee required.

Friday, May 7
Conference: Celebrating Brown v. Board of Education: 50 Years and Counting, 1-5 p.m., School of Education Building. The keynote speaker will be Theodore Shaw, associate director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Sponsored by the Brown v. Board of Education Commemoration, http://www.umich.edu/~urel/brown50/.

Saturday, May 8
Film: Screening of "Lost Worlds-Life in the Balance," 3 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History. With narration by Harrison Ford, the 45-minute film explores the variety of life on Earth and how valuable it is to people. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Planetarium Show: The Stars of Spring, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see April 24 description).
Planetarium Show: The Solar System: Take a Deep Breath, 12:30 & 2:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see April 24 description).
Tour: Dinosaurs, 2 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see April 24 description).

Sunday, May 9
Lecture: Susan Skarsgard, 3 p.m., Museum of Art. Artist and designer Skarsgard will speak about the "Imagine/Align" art installation currently on view at Nichols Arboretum. This site-specific project, conceived by Skarsgard, is a single line of 20,000 yellow Narcissus Marieke daffodils stretching a half-mile in length. More than 150 volunteers from the community were involved in the project. Skarsgard's intention is to evoke "contemplation and a rethinking of the idea of lines, borders and imposed definitions"-an idea that came to her when she saw a map showing the location of the fence that Israel is building between Israeli and Palestinian people. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Planetarium Show: The Stars of Spring, 1:30 & 3:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see April 24 description).
Planetarium Show: The Solar System: Take a Deep Breath, 2:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see April 24 description).
Tour: Guided tour of "The Changing Garden: Four Centuries of European and American Art" exhibit, 2 p.m., Museum of Art. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Tour: Dinosaurs, 2 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see April 24 description).
Workshop: Swarmfest 2004, Swarm Tutorial, 1-7 p.m., Randall Lab; Poster Session and Reception, 7-10 p.m., Business School, Phelps Lounge. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Complex Systems, 763-3301. Registration required.

Monday, May 10
Lecture: The 4th Annual James V. Neel Lectureship, Dr. Arno Motulsky, Impact of Genetics and Genomics on Medicine and the Biomedical Sciences, 3 p.m., Michigan League, Vandenberg Room. Sponsored by the Medical School's Department of Human Genetics, 764-5491.
Workshop: Swarmfest 2004, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Business School, Room D1276. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Complex Systems, 763-3301. Registration required.

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Tuesday, May 11
Lecture: Learning in Retirement Series, Andrew Sachs, Amber Waves of Change: Photos of Farm Families-Disappearing Humans, 10-11:30 a.m., Briarwood Mall, Madstone Theater 1. Sponsored by the Geriatrics Center, 764-6831. Fee required.
Lecture: 5th William Gould Dow Distinguished Lectureship, Charles Elachi, Space Exploration in the Next Decade: Challenges and Opportunities, 4:30 p.m., Chrysler Center, Chesebrough Auditorium. Sponsored by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 764-3317.
Workshop: Swarmfest 2004, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Business School, Room D1276. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Complex Systems, 763-3301. Registration required.

Wednesday, May 12
Art Video: Ramayana, 12:10 p.m., Museum of Art. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Forum: Frances Wilson Thompson Critical Issues Forum, Randall Kennedy, The Race Line in America, 12:30 p.m., Northbank Center, 432 N. Saginaw, Flint. Sponsored by the U-M-Flint Office of Institutional Advancement, (810) 762-3351. Registration and fee required.

Thursday, May 13
Lecture: 15th Biennial H.H. Willard Memorial Lecture on Analytical Chemistry, David Walt, Optical Sensor Microarrays: From Molecular Biology to Artificial Perception, 4 p.m., Dow Laboratories, Room 1640. Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry, 763-5916.
Meeting: U-M Sailing Club (UMSC) Mass Meeting, 7:45 p.m., Mason Hall, Room 3447. A meeting for prospective members to learn more about the club. Sponsored by UMSC, http://www.umich.edu/~umsc or (734) 426-4299.
Performance: Gregory Sulik and Mark Flaherty, piano and trumpet duo, 12:10 p.m., University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.

Saturday, May 15
Event: Spring Planting and Annual I.D. Day, 1-4 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History. The public is invited to help plant a new butterfly garden outside the museum's front door. Information about gardening with native plants and how to attract butterflies to the backyard will be available. Inside the museum, visitors can participate in the museum's 8th Annual I.D. Day. A geologist, paleontologist and archaeologist will be on hand to help identify items brought in, including rocks, fossils, arrowheads and stone tools. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Symposium: Mason Barr Symposium of Teratology, Fetal Pathology and Genetics of Birth Defects, honoring the career of Dr. Mason Barr Jr., 8 a.m., Towsley Center, Sheldon Auditorium. Sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics and Office of the Dean, 764-0579.
Tour: Dinosaurs, 2 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see April 24 description).

Wednesday, May 19
Art Video: Ramayana, 12:10 p.m., Museum of Art. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Film: Second Annual African Film Series, A Reasonable Man, 4-6 p.m., Rackham Building, Osterman Common Room. Sponsored by the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies South Africa Initiatives Office,
764-5513.
Intramural Sports: The entry deadline for the Intramural Sports Program's 2004 Spring Term Two-person Team Golf Scramble and Singles and Doubles Tennis is 2 p.m. at the Intramural Sports Building (IMSB), 606 E. Hoover. Entry fee is $85 per team for the golf scramble; $15 (singles) and $25 (doubles) for tennis. The golf scramble will be May 21 at the U-M Golf Course. A mandatory managers' meeting for tennis will be 6 p.m. May 20 in the IMSB lobby. Matches will begin May 24. Sponsored by the Department of Recreational Sports, 763-3562.
Tour: U-M Detroit Observatory, 1-4 p.m., 1398 E. Ann St. It is the oldest observatory in the United States to retain its original telescopes in their mounts. Sponsored by the U-M Detroit Observatory, 763-2230.

Thursday, May 20
Lecture: Basic Sailing 101, 7:45 p.m., Mason Hall, Room 3447. Learn about basic sailing theory and upwind techniques, for beginners. Sponsored by the U-M Sailing Club, http://www.umich.edu/~umsc or (734) 426-4299.
Performance: Dance Theater Studio students, under the direction of Annie Durbin, modern dance, 12:10 p.m., University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.

Friday, May 21
Workshop: Revitalize Your Aphasia Practice, 8:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m., Center for the Development of Language and Literacy (UCLL). Speech-language clinicians will present innovative therapy techniques, including information on the use of computer technology, for pathologists working with adults with aphasia. ponsored by UCLL, 764-8440. Fee required.


Wednesday, May 26
Art Video: Ramayana, 12:10 p.m., Museum of Art. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Workshop: Practical Help for Caregivers, 7-8:30 p.m., Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road. U-M specialists in elderly care will present practical advice on helping caregivers maintain their own health and provide good care. Sponsored by the Geriatrics Center and Turner Geriatric Clinic, 764-2556.

Thursday, May 27
Lecture: Basic Sailing 102, 7:45 p.m., Mason Hall, Room 3447. Learn about basic sailing theory and downwind techniques, for beginners. Sponsored by the U-M Sailing Club, http://www.umich.edu/~umsc or (734) 426-4299.
Performance: Gregory Sulik and Donald Grant, piano and clarinet duo, 12:10 p.m., University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.