The University Record, February 8, 1993

LS&A faculty meet today

LS&A faculty will hear about plans for spring commencement when they meet at 4:10 p.m. today (Feb. 8) in Auditorium B, Angell Hall. Coffee and cookies will be served at 4 p.m.

Surviving the dissertation

A Center for the Education of Women (CEW) workshop titled “Survival Skills for the Dissertation Process” will be held 10 a.m.–2 p.m.. Sat. (Feb. 13) at CEW, 330 E. Liberty St. The workshop, planned especially for women doctoral students, will provide an overview of the dissertation process from selecting a research topic to maintaining psychological well-being.

To register, $20, call 998-7080, or stop by CEW 8 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays.

Grandparents’ support group meets Thursday at Turner

Turner Geriatric Clinic has started a new support group for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. The group will meet 6–7:30 p.m. Thurs. (Feb. 11) at the Turner conference room, 1010 Wall St. For information or to arrange for child care during the meeting, call Carrie Lengyel or Leslye Firestone. 764-2556.

Watercolors featured at Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Colorful casein watercolor paintings by Joan E. Bonnette, who teaches art at Monroe County Community College, will be on display in the Matthaei Botanical Gardens lobby through Feb. 28. The collection of dramatic and varied leaf print watercolors may be viewed 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. daily.

Regents will meet Feb. 18–19

The Regents will hold their monthly meeting Feb. 18–19. Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance should contact the Regents’ Office two weeks in advance. Call 764-3883 or write to the Regents’ Office, Fleming Administration Bldg. For TDD services, call 747-1388.

Sign up for volleyball

The Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Sports Program will be “instant scheduling” teams for volleyball 10 a.m–5 p.m. March 9. The entry fee is $54 per team. Team managers will meet at 6 p.m. March 9 at Cliff Keen Arena. The season runs March 11–31 with playoffs scheduled April 4–18.

Brewer will discuss environment, economy and ethics

Garry D. Brewer, dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment, will discuss “Environment, Economy and Ethics” at 4 p.m. Feb. 19 in Rackham Amphitheater. Brewer’s presentation is part of the Sigma Xi Ethics and Science Lecture Series, which is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Parke Davis Pharmaceutical Research/Warner Lambert Co.

Brushing up on academic skills

The Reading and Learning Skills Center, 1610 Washtenaw Ave., is offering several programs for junior and senior high school students and parents in February and March. They include:

Study Skills Workshop: 4–6 p.m. March 1, March 3 and March 8 for grades 6–8; 4–6 p.m. Feb. 16, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25 for grades 9–12. The fee is $125. The workshop emphasizes strategies to help students organize and use study time efficiently and effectively.

Parent “How to” Workshops: Workshop I, how to help children develop effective homework and study skills, 7–9 p.m. Feb. 18 or March 2; Workshop II, how to participate actively in parent/teacher conferences,

7–9 p.m. Feb. 11 or Feb. 23. Each is $10.

SAT Workshop: Techniques and strategies for taking the SAT, 4–6 p.m. March 2, March 9 and March 16. The fee is $135.

Individual tutoring and consultations are available on an ongoing basis. For information or to register, call 998-7195.

Creative solutions sought

“Your perspectives, your experiences and your creative solutions to the challenges of living and learning on an increasingly multicultural campus” are being sought by the English Composition Board (ECB) for publication in the second volume of its journal called Prism: Diverse Perspectives from a University Community. Contributions of short fiction, autobiography, argumentative pieces and poetry should be sent before Feb. 19 to the ECB, 1025 Angell Hall, 1003. For more information, call 764-0429.

Write winning grant proposals

A workshop titled “Proposal Writing and Grant Seeking” will be held 9–11:30 a.m. Feb. 17 at the Center for the Education of Women (CEW), 330 E. Liberty St. The program, sponsored by the Division of Research Development and Administration and CEW, will cover information on how to locate research sponsors and how to organize and write effective proposals for research and special projects. To register, $5 for U-M students and faculty and $25 for others, call CEW, 998-7080.

CEW plans dialogue with Catharine Stimpson

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) and Women’s Studies Program are sponsoring “A Dialogue with Catharine Stimpson: Critical Issues for Women in Higher Education” noon–2 p.m. Feb. 19 in the CEW conference room, 330 E. Liberty St. Stimpson, an authority in women’s studies, will share her insights as a scholar, administrator and observer of higher education.

Record deadline reminder

The Record will not publish Feb. 22 because of term break. The Feb. 15 issue will carry a calendar for the period Feb. 15–March 1. Deadline for calendar and News Briefs is 5 p.m. Tues. (Feb. 9), in writing at the Record office (412 Maynard St.); via MTS to Jane Elgass, Mary Jo Frank or Rebecca Doyle; or by FAX 764-7084.

Repetto is next SNRE speaker

Robert Repetto of the World Resources Institute will discuss “Green Fees: Taxes and the Environment” 4–5:30 p.m. Wed. (Feb. 10) in Room 1040, Dana Bldg. His free, public presentation is part of the Distinguished Speaker Series of the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE).

‘You Can Quit!’

“You Can Quit!,” a one-hour motivational program designed to help smokers develop a plan for quitting, will be held noon–1 p.m. Feb. 17 at University Health Service. There is no charge for the program but pre-registration is required. For information or to register, call 763-1320.

Caring for aging relatives

Caring for Aging Relatives, a monthly support group to help family members care for older adults, is sponsored by the Medical Center’s Turner Geriatric Clinic. The group meets noon–1:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Turner Geriatric Clinic, 1010 Wall Street. Bring your lunch. For information, call 764-2556.

Trotter House hosts dialogue

An African American/Asian American Dialogue Series meeting will be held 4–6 p.m. Sun. (Feb. 14) at Trotter House. Possible discussion topics include multicultural lounges, creating comfort zones, the myth of the model minority, affirmative action and alliance building.

The meeting, which includes dinner, is sponsored by the Program on Intergroup Relations and Conflict, Office of Student Affairs, Trotter House, Minority Student Services, Couzens’ Cameo Council and ABENG. To make reservations, call 764-0620.

Women’s Political Caucus will discuss women and advertising

The Women’s Political Caucus (WPC) will meet at 7 p.m. Thurs. (Feb. 11) in Anderson Rooms C and D, Michigan Union. The film Still Killing Softly will be shown and Fatma Muge Gocek, assistant professor of sociology, will lead a discussion of negative stereotypes of women and false claims about women that perpetuate the sale of products.

WPC, a chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus, is a bipartisan grass-roots organization that works to increase women’s participation in the political process. For information, call 761-6293.

Turner Clinic hosts exhibition

The work of Ann Arbor artist Beth N. Carruth is on display through March at the Turner Geriatric Clinic, 1010 Wall St.

A member of the Ann Arbor Women Painters and the Faculty Women’s Club, Carruth is a largely self-taught artist who began her career when her last child left home. “I signed up for a senior citizens’ class at Burns Park and the first thing I ever painted was in a juried exhibit.”

The exhibition is part of U-M Hospitals’ Gifts of Art Program. Artists whose work is displayed at Turner are over age 60. The works may be viewed 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. weekdays.

Arab world is topic

“Military Dictatorship and Political Tradition” is the topic of a presentation by R. Stephen Humphreys, professor of history, University of California, Santa Barbara, as part of the Winter Lecture Series on Islam and the State in the Arab World of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. Humphreys will discuss military elites of the 20th-century Arab world in the broader context of Islamic history at 7:30 p.m. Tues. (Feb. 9) in the West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.

Pre-season volleyball tourney slated for Feb. 13–14

The Department of Recreational Sports’ intramural sports program will accept entries for the Feb. 13–14 pre-season volleyball tournament 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Thurs. (Feb. 8–11). The entry fee is $30 per team. Team managers will meet at 5 p.m. Feb. 12 in Room G20, Intramural Sports Bldg. The tournament will be held 9 a.m.–11 p.m. Feb. 13 and 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Feb. 14.

Dearborn’s Child Center will hold open house

The U-M-Dearborn’s Child Development Center full day kindergarten will host an open house 5–6:30 p.m. Feb. 17. The center, part of Dearborn’s School of Education, is a teacher training and child study facility. Both full- and part-time schedules are offered as well as extended care hours. For information, call 593-5424.

SAPAC needs volunteers

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) is seeking students, faculty and staff to volunteer to take calls on the Counseling Phone Line or to serve as peer educators for fall 1993 and winter 1994 terms.

The Counseling Phone Line, which operates evenings and weekends, needs women volunteers to answer phones and provide crisis intervention and support to sexual assault survivors and their friends and family at the hospital, the police station and other locations. The time commitment is 10–15 hours per month for eight months.

The Peer Education Program needs men and women to educate the campus and surrounding community on issues such as acquaintance rape prevention, sexism awareness and rape culture. Peer educators provide workshops in fraternities and sororities, residence halls and cooperatives and for student and non-student organizations. The time commitment is six- to eight-hours per month for eight months.

Training for both programs will be provided in the fall. People of color, lesbians, gay men and bisexual people are encouraged to apply. Applications, due March 12, are available at SAPAC, 580 Union Drive. For information, call 763-5865.

Middle Eastern music featured

Jihad Racy, an ethnomusicologist originally from Lebanon and now on the faculty of the University of California, Los Angeles, will perform a concert of Middle Eastern music at 8 p.m. Sat. (Feb. 13) in Rackham Amphitheater. He also will lecture on Middle Eastern music at 2 p.m. Sun. (Feb. 14) in the School of Music Recital Hall. The talk is part of the Virginia Martin Howard Lecture Series organized by the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments.

The free, public concert and lecture are sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies and the Stearns Collection.

Nominees for Student Recognition Awards sought

The Student Organization Development Center (SODC) is seeking nominees for Student Recognition Awards, presented to individuals and student organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities, shown initiative, and made significant contributions beyond the classroom.

Nominations are due noon Feb. 19. Forms are available in the SODC office, the Campus Information Centers and various departments. For information, contact Beth Adler, Charles McClinton or Anthony Haralson, 763-5900.

Control your cholesterol

The University’s Health Centers and Briarwood Mall are presenting health education programs as part of the mall walking program. Dan Dubay, internist at the Northeast Ann Arbor Health Center, will discuss “Controlling Cholesterol” at 9 a.m. Thurs. (Feb. 11) in Center Court. Coffee and bagels will be served.

“Fitness Over 50,” a low-impact aerobic session, is presented 9–10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

For information, call 769-9610.

Flower Show tickets available

Advance tickets for the 1993 Ann Arbor Flower and Garden Show, “A Walk on the Wild Side,” are available at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Road; many floral shops in the area; and Kroger stores throughout the state. Advance tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children age 12 and under. Tickets may be charged by calling 998-7002. The Flower Show will be held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds March 25–28.

Bob Zany performing at Flint

Bob Zany, a recent Star Search Grand Finalist from Los Angeles, will perform at 10 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Michigan Union. He has been seen on MTV’s and A&E’s national comedy shows. His appearance is part of the Laughtrak series, presented by the University Activities Center. Tickets are $3.

Fair Lane seeks volunteers

Individuals wishing to volunteer as guides, cashiers and receptionists are being sought by the Henry Ford Estate-Fair Lane at U-M-Dearborn. The estate includes a residence, power house, boathouse, miniature farmhouse and 72 acres of gardens and grounds boasting more than 500 species of plants and 100 species of wildlife. For information or to volunteer, call 593-5590.

Leipzig Chamber Orchestra will perform at Rackham

Twenty-three musicians of the world-renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, who form the Leipzig Chamber Orchestra, will perform at 5 p.m. Sun. (Feb. 14) in Rackham Auditorium. The orchestra has won international recognition for its eclectic programming and musical excellence. This is the group’s first North American visit.

For information or tickets, contact the University Musical Society, 764-2538.

MIT technology transfer expert will speak Feb. 17 at Hale

John Preston, the director of technology development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), will speak on “World Class Technology Transfer: Building A Supportive Infrastructure,” 4–6 p.m. Feb. 17 in Hale Auditorium. The symposium is free and open to the public.

Preston manages the Technology Licensing Office, which is responsible for the licensing of M.I.T., Lincoln Laboratory and Whitehead Institute inventions and software.

The symposium is sponsored by the Intellectual Properties Office and the Technology Transfer Department of the College of Engineering.

Study abroad grants available

Grants of $1,000 are available from the Institute of International Education (IIE) for overseas study and education in 1993–94. Any student enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program is eligible to apply. Students must provide proof of acceptance into a study abroad program for which credit will be given by the home university. Applications are due March 19. For information, contact: IIE Study Abroad Committee, 401 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 722, Chicago, IL 60611.

Mime troupe here Feb. 17–18

The Mummenschanz Mask and Mime Troupe will present two shows this month under the sponsorship of the University Musical Society (UMS). Featuring “fascinating vignettes performed by mimes clad in spectacular costumes,” the group will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 17 and at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Power Center for Performing Arts. Tickets, $12–$22, are available at the UMS Box Office in Burton Memorial Tower or by phone, 763-TKTS.

Botanical Gardens hosts tours

The Matthaei Botanical Gardens will hold conservatory tours at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sat. (Feb. 13), Feb. 20 and Feb. 27 and at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sun. (Feb. 14), Feb. 21 and Feb. 28. Docents will show examples of how plants vary in reproduction, protection and survival strategies according to their environment. The Botanical Gardens is located at 1800 N. Dixboro Road.

Do your feet tingle?

Do your feet tingle or feel numb? Toes discolored? These are symptoms of neuropathy, a medical condition that is frequently seen in older adults. David Fink, associate professor of neurology, will discuss neuropathy and what can be done to treat it 1–3 p.m. Wed. (Feb. 10) at the Kellogg Eye Center auditorium, 990 Wall St. The free talk is sponsored by Turner Clinic’s peer counselors. For information, call 764-2556.

Looking at Dickinson and the language of science

Terry Blackhawk, an English teacher at Detroit’s Mumford High School and National Endowment for the Humanities Teacher/Scholar, will discuss “Emily Dickinson and the Language of Science” noon–1 p.m. Tues. (Feb. 9) in Room 1524, Rackham Bldg. Blackhawk will examine, through a close reading of selected poems, the function of scientific terms in Dickinson’s work. The lecture is part of the Institute for the Humanities’ brown-bag series.

Wilma Mankiller next in Town Hall lecture series

Wilma Mankiller, chief of the Cherokee Nation, will discuss “The Changing Images of the Native American” at 10:30 a.m. Wed. (Feb. 10) in Mendelssohn Theatre as part of the Margaret Waterman Alumnae Town Hall Celebrity Lecture Series.

Mankiller’s leadership reflects the little-known tradition of tribal matriarchy in which women chose and educated the young men who would become leaders.

Tickets, $10, can be obtained by calling Sue Miskel, 747-8636, or Vicki Panko, 966-8207.

Woolf’s work explored

“The Fire Burns: Music and Musings on the Diary of Virginia Woolf, a Pulitzer Prize-winning musical and dramatic exploration of the works of writer Virginia Woolf, will be performed at 2:30 p.m. Tues. (Feb. 9) in Room 164, Classroom-Office Bldg.,


The free, public event will feature mezzo-soprano Mary Alice Stollak, assistant professor of music, and Jacqueline Zeff, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of English.

The program is sponsored by the Women’s Center and the College of Arts and Sciences. For information, call 766-6714.

Department of Theatre and Drama presents Our Town Feb. 11–14

Our Town, Thornton Wilder’s innovative, Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of life and death in small-town America, will be presented by the Department of Theatre and Drama Feb. 11–14.

Considered one of the most original and popular of all American plays, Our Town chronicles three separate days in the lives of the denizens of a fictional town, Grover’s Corners, N.H., in the years 1901–13.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Feb. 11, 12, 13; at 2 p.m. Feb. 14. Tickets, $14 and $10 reserved, $6 student, are available 10 a.m.–6 p.m. weekdays at the Michigan League Ticket Office and one hour prior to curtain.

U-M-Dearborn offers scholarships for Armenian students

Feb. 15 is the deadline for applications for the George and Isabelle Elanjian Scholarship Fund, established for Armenian students at U-M-Dearborn. One $3,000 scholarship will be awarded in fall 1993.

A unique feature of the scholarship is that recipients are expected to donate five hours per week to the Armenian Research Center, reflecting the trend of students volunteering in their communities as part of their college experience. For information, call 593-5300.

Walk with a zombie

I Walked with a Zombie, a 1943 film based on Jane Eyre, will be shown at 7 p.m. Sun. (Feb. 14) in the Natural Sciences Auditorium by the Program in Film and Video Studies. Sponsors says the film “is one of the most stylish horror films ever made. It is directed by Jacques Torneur and produced by RKO’s “wizard of the low-budget horror film,” Val Lewton. It will be preceded by Charlie Chaplin in The Vagabond.