The University Record, February 22, 1999


IM Sports opportunities

The Intramural (IM) Sports Program is offering mini-soccer, broomball and whiffleball. Registration for mini-soccer, $70 per team, and broomball, $50 per team, is 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. March 9 at the IM Sports Bldg. A mandatory manager’s meeting will be held at 6 p.m. March 10 at Cliff Keen Arena. The $25 whiffleball tournament entry is due 4:30 p.m. March 10 at the IM Sports Bldg. A mandatory manager’s meeting will be held at 6 p.m. March 11 at Cliff Keen Arena.

Mini-soccer games begin 5:30–10:30 p.m. March 11 at the Sports Coliseum. Games are 12:30–11:30 p.m. Sundays and 5:30–11:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Broomball games begin at 8 p.m. March 11 and are played Sunday–Thursday at Yost Ice Arena.

The whiffleball tournament begins at 10 a.m. March 14.

For more information, call 763-3562.

Reception honoring Waller is March 26

Patricia Waller, former director of the Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), will speak briefly at her retirement reception 3:30–6 p.m. March 26 at the Chrysler Center Auditorium and lobby. Waller will continue as senior research scientist at UMTRI until mid- to late summer.

A retirement dinner also will be held at 7 p.m. March 26 at the Holiday Inn North, at which Waller will give additional remarks. For more information or to reserve a space at the dinner, $35 per person, call 764-6505.

Nursing Resources workshop will be March 3

Taubman Medical Library is offering Nursing Resources 4–6 p.m. March 3 in Room 2C228, University Hospital. The workshop will introduce U-M-Medsearch, with a special focus on retrieving nursing information from the MEDLINE and CINAHL databases. Other databases, such as the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, ISI Citation Indexes and MIRYLN, will be covered, as well. To register or for more information, call 763-2037, or send e-mail to

Y2K contingency planning

University units have been asked to develop mission-oriented contingency plans and to identify personnel who will support critical processes during the millenium rollover period. Plans should focus on essential contributions to the functioning of the University and the individual unit. Each plan will describe contingency measures to ensure the continuation of essential processes, regardless of whether or not systems are operational, facilities and infrastructure services are available, or other organizations are viable.

Contingency planning information soon will be available online at Information includes a priority list of critical University mission functions, how to develop a contingency plan, risk management, an outline plan, and disaster recovery and contingency planning Web links.

Sessions also are scheduled to provide contingency plan training for Y2K representatives.

‘Celebrating Our Story’ event will be Feb. 26

The Association of Black Professionals, Administrators, Faculty and Staff will have a potluck awards dinner, “Celebrating Our Story,” beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Bethel AME Church. The Sankofa Award will be presented at the event. Previous recipients of the award are Alma Wheeler-Smith and Rosemarion Blake.

All University faculty and staff are invited to attend with their families. For more information, contact event chair Bonnie Tucker, 763-4019 or

Call for OSIA Nominees

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) student chapter is accepting nominations for the Outstanding Student Instructor Awards (OSIA). These awards are presented to five post-doctoral, graduate or undergraduate student instructors who have demonstrated outstanding teaching skills in the College of Engineering for the current academic year.

Award recipients will receive a $500 prize and a one-year ASEE membership. OSIA is sponsored by the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education.

Nomination packets and requirements may be viewed on the Web at The nomination deadline is April 5. For more information, send e-mail to committee chair Charles Choi at

‘CLAY!’ opens March 12

“CLAY!” will be open March 12–April 2 at the Residential College/East Quadrangle Art Gallery. The exhibition features the work of 12 area ceramists committed to clay as a material, “who respect its history and delight in its virtues, versatility and eccentricity.” Each artist has a University connection, as a current or former teacher or student and also is affiliated with an area institution such as Eastern Michigan University, Henry Ford Community College or the Ann Arbor Potters Guild. They are Kathy Dambach, John Stephenson, Marie Woo, Yieu-Keung Lee, Adele Barres, Dave Alban, Georgette Zirbes, Tom Phardel, Jeri Hollister, Susanne Stephenson, Sadashi Inuzuka and Anat Shiftan.

Many forms are being exhibited, from works utilizing clay as a point of departure to sculptural works examining mass, line and texture in large-scale ceramic form, to multiple monochromatic units.

An opening reception will be held 5–7 p.m. March 12 in the gallery. Gallery hours are noon–8 p.m. Monday–Friday and noon–4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call Larry Cressman, gallery director, 763-0176.

Integrating psychology and religion is topic of Feb. 24 lecture

Rev. William A. Barry will present “How Freudian Practice and Religion Have Finally Kissed and Made Up in One Man’s Practice” at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at St. Mary’s Student Parish, 331 Thompson St. Barry’s talk will look at the complexity of integrating psychology and religion.

Barry is the author of numerous books and articles on spirituality and is co-director of the Tertianship Program for the Society of Jesus of the New England Province.

His free, public talk is part of St. Mary’s 75th anniversary celebration. For more information, call 663-0615.

Sussman will probe changes in transportation field Feb. 25

Joseph M. Sussman, the J.R. East Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present “New Transportation Faculty: The Evolution to Engineering Systems,” at 4 p.m. Feb. 25 in the FXB Auditorium.

Sussman’s lecture will probe changes in the transportation field induced by intelligent transportation systems (ITS). He will describe the knowledge base needed by the transportation professional in the 21st century and what is needed from “New Transportation Faculty,” responsible for teaching the new transportation professional.

For more information, call 763-1290.

Happy mid-winter break!

The next Record will be published March 8. The deadline for Calendar and Briefings is 5 p.m. March 2.

WCTF conference is March 5

The Women of Color Task Force will be holding its “Ready, Set, Go TEAM!” conference 7 a.m.–5 p.m. March 5 in the Modern Languages Bldg. The keynote presenter is Laurita Thomas, director of human resources and allied health education for the Health System.

To register online, $25 and $45 for non-U-M affiliates, visit the Web at by 5 p.m. today (Feb. 22). For more information, call 763-1317.

Four featured in Visiting Writers Series in March

Amy Bloom (Mar. 9), Junot Diaz (Mar. 18), Nicholas Delbanco (Mar. 25) and Lorna Goodison (Mar. 29) will read from their works as part of the Visiting Writers Series. The authors’ readings are at 5 p.m. in Rackham Amphitheater. The series is sponsored by the Department of English and the Office of the Provost. For more information, call 764-6296.

Bloom has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Fiction Award for the short story collection Come to Me. Love Invents Us is Bloom’s first novel. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Story, Best American Short Stories and the O’Henry Prize Story Collection. Bloom also has a clinical social work practice in Connecticut.

Diaz’s fiction has appeared in Story, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Best American Short Stories 1996 and African Voices. Drown, a collection of short stories, was a national bestseller.

Delbanco, director of the Hopwood Awards Program and Robert Frost Collegiate Professor of English, has served as editor for the work of John Gardner and Bernard Malamud. He is the author of 17 books, most recently In the Name of Mercy and Old Scores. He has served as chair of the fiction panel for the National Book Award and is judging the PEN/Hemingway Contest for first fiction. A volume of Delbanco’s essays is forthcoming, Travel, Art and Death, and his essay “Scribble, Scribble, Scribble” was the January Harper’s magazine cover story.

The work of Jamaican-born Goodison, visiting lecturer in English, is featured in the Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces and she is a recipient of the Commonwealth Poetry Prize for the Americas, among other honors. She has written six books of poetry, including Selected Poems and To Us, All Flowers are Roses. By Love Possessed, one of the stories from her short fiction collection, Baby Mother and the King of Swords, won a Pushcart Prize. Goodison’s work has been translated into several languages, including German, French, Italian, Spanish and Chinese.

Library Recycling Update

The Hatcher and Shapiro Libraries recycled 16.41 tons of paper out of 38.41 total tons of waste or 43 percent during the first quarter of the fiscal year. The campus recycles 34 percent of its total waste. Grounds and Waste Management translates the libraries’ total into 279 trees that won’t be felled and almost 50 cubic yards of landfill—imagine roughly 10,000 gallons of milk stacked in a room—that will not be used.

The recycled paper is removed by Waste Management, which sells the refuse to help pay for its operations.

Summer minority research program seeks applicants

Minority high school students can explore careers in medicine or biomedical research by participating in the Minority High School Summer Research Program. The program, funded by the Medical School, provides students enrolled in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Willow Run high schools an introduction to the health sciences. Students work with investigators on clinical or basic research projects ranging from high-tech computerized brain imaging to biostatistical analysis.

The June 28–Aug. 20 program will pay participants the prevailing wage for comparable work. All projects meet the Department of Health and Human Services regulations concerning safe research.

Applicants must be 14 years of age and U.S. citizens. Priority for the eight available apprenticeships will be given to African Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Americans and mainland Puerto Ricans. Applications are available at area high schools. Completed applications must be received by the Office of Student and Minority Affairs at the Medical School before April 1. For more information, call 764-8185.

U-M-Dearborn is tapping trees beginning Feb. 27

Volunteers are needed to assist U-M-Dearborn in its annual maple syrup tapping beginning 1–3 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Environmental Study Area.

Volunteers of all ages are needed to tap more than 130 trees. The group will meet at the Pony Barn on Fair Lane Drive, reached via the Henry Ford Estate, Fairlane, entrance on Evergreen Road. Interested persons should dress for muddy, wet and cold conditions.

Volunteers, ages 7 and older, also are needed to collect sap at 4 p.m. Feb. 28–March 13, if the sap is flowing. If interested, call (313) 593-5338 by 2 p.m. on the day you wish to help.

Boswell will read from his work Feb. 27

Robert Boswell, professor at New Mexico State University and author of six books of fiction, will read at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Rackham Amphitheater as part of the Visiting Writers Series.

Boswell is the author of American Owned Love, Living to Be 100, Mystery Ride, The Geography of Desire, Dancing in the Movies and Crooked Hearts. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Best American Short Stories, O’Henry Prize Stories, Best Stories from the South, TriQuarterly and the Georgia Review.

Boswell has received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the PEN West Award for Fiction.

The Visiting Writers series is sponsored by the Department of English and the Office of the Provost.