The University Record, March 22, 1999


Gender differences in care quality addressed March 24

Cardiologist Debra Judelson will speak on "Coronary Heart Disease in Women: How Gender Differences Impact Quality of Care" 4­6 p.m. March 24 in Auditorium I, School of Public Health Bldg. Her talk, part of the School of Public Health's Pfizer Series, will reflect on a recent New England Journal of Medicine article reporting that doctors are 40 percent less likely to order sophisticated cardiac tests for women and African Americans.

Judelson is active in the American Medical Association, is a past president of the American Medical Women's Association and a member of two Measurement Advisory Panels to the national Committee for Quality Assurance. Judelson also is the author of The Women's Complete Wellness Book.

For more information, call 936-1217 or send e-mail to

Richard Haag will speak March 23

Richard Haag, founder of the Landscape Architecture Department, University of Washington, and principal at Richard Haag and Associates, Seattle, Wash., will speak at 6 p.m. March 23 at Rackham Amphitheater. Haag is considered one of the best landscape architects of his generation on the West Coast. He has twice received the American Society of Landscape Architects' Presidential Award and recently was named an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects. For more information, call 764-1300.

March 26 reception honors Waller

A reception to honor Patricia Waller, retired director of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), will be held 3:30­6 p.m. March 26 at the Chrysler Center Auditorium. Waller will discuss "Reflections on the Past and Challenges for the Future." A separate dinner and reception will begin at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, North Campus. For reservations or more information, contact Helen Albertson, 764-6505 or

Engineering staff award nomination deadline is April 8

The deadline for nominating individuals and teams for the College of Engineering's Excellence in Staff Service awards is April 8. Awards recognize the vital contributions staff make to the College's success with a $1,000 cash award and a framed citation. Winners will be announced at a reception May 20.

All full- and part-time regular, non-faculty employees in the College of Engineering, regardless of length of service, are eligible with the exception of previous winners.

Forms are available at the College administrative offices, and may be submitted to Jamie Rutledge, Engineering Administration, 2437 LEC 2102. For more information, call Judith Pitney, 647-7067.

'Sexual Politics of Meat' is topic March 23

Carol Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat, will speak at 7:30 p.m. March 23 at Rackham Auditorium. Adams' book makes a connection between the oppression of non-human animals and the oppression of women. Adams' writing has appeared in Ms. magazine, On the Issues, Signs, and Animals Agenda. She received the Durfee Award for "enhancing the dignity of other's through the use of law or legal institutions." Adams talk is sponsored by the University Activities Center Speaker Initiative and the Michigan Animal Rights Society. For more information, contact Rodolfo Palma, 450-8077 or

Panel reviews history of women at the University March 26

A panel discussion on late historian Ruth Bordin's Women at Michigan: The Dangerous Experiment, 1870s to the Present will be held 2­4 p.m. March 26 at the Alumni Center. Exploring the history of women's efforts to bring about gender equity at the University will be Royster Harper, senior associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students; Jana Nidiffer, assistant professor of education; Patricia Palmieri, research fellow; Martha Vicinus, professor of English and of history; and Lynn Weiner, professor of history and associate dean, Roosevelt University.

The panel is sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women and the Bentley Historical Library. For more information, call 998-7080.

Organogenesis training grant application deadline is March 29

Applications for an open postdoctoral spot on the Organogenesis Training Grant are being accepted through March 29. Trainees appointed in the round must start prior to April 20. Another grant competition will be held in June/July.

For more information, contact Michelle Shukait, 936-2499 or

Elder abuse workshop is March 24

The School of Social Work is holding a continuing education workshop, "Elder Abuse: Truth, Lies and a Videotape" 1­4:30 p.m. March 24 in the Tribute Room, School of Education Bldg. The presenter is Georgia J. Anetzberger, associate director for community services at the Benjamin Rose Institute and adjunct assistant professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University. The registration fee is $50, $25 for students with I.D. For information, call 647-4281.

Elder mistreatment is a common but hidden problem facing practitioners working with the elderly, and the issue is mired in controversy and half-truths. The half-day workshop uses case studies and quotations from victims and perpetrators to ground policy and practice perspectives.

Anetzberger is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and has been active in the field of aging for more than 20 years.

Williams will discuss national health disparities March 24

Betty Smith Williams, president of the National Black Nurses Association and professor emerita at California State University, Long Beach, will discuss "National Health Disparities: Ethnic Health Organizations Bridging the Gap" noon­1:30 p.m. March 24 in the Koessler Room, Michigan League.

Williams is nationally recognized for her work on national health policy, health behavior and community mobilization with regards to public policy.

The talk is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs in the School of Nursing and the King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Scholar program. For more information, call 936-1615.

Polar Bear Expedition exhibit is open through May 31 at Bentley

"Michigan Boys Fighting the Bolsheviks: Archangel, 1918­1919," an exhibit of letters, photographs, newspapers, maps and other documents of the Polar Bear Expedition is at the Bentley Library through May 31.

The Polar Bear Expedition occurred late in World War I, when 5,000 American troops were sent to northern Russia, supposedly to protect supply lines from German intrusion. Upon arrival in the city of Archangel, the troops found themselves part of an international army attempting to destroy the Communist government of Russia.

For more information, call 764-3482.

Listen to The Magic Flute March 25­28

The Opera Theatre is presenting Mozart's The Magic Flute at 8 p.m. March 25­27 and at 2 p.m. March 28 at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Michigan League. The opera, sung in English, is the story of a prince who rescues a kidnapped princess. Tickets are $18 and $14, $7 for students with I.D. For more information, call 764-0450.

Kolodny will give 'A Dean's Perspective' March 30

Annette Kolodny, former dean and current professor of comparative cultural and literary studies, University of Arizona, will present "Looking on with Trepidation: A Dean's Perspective on Graduate Education" 4­5:30 p.m. March 30 at Rackham Amphitheater. Part of the Graduate School's "Future of the University" lecture series, Kolodny's talk will offer a sobering view of what lies ahead for higher education. Topics include how the professoriate has allowed itself to become vulnerable to public misrepresentations and to lampooning by the media.

Visit Agatha Christie's gardens

"A Walk in Agatha Christie's Gardens" is the topic of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens lecture at noon March 25 at the Gardens. Marilyn Mavis, supervisor of the Toledo Museum of Art's Community Learning Resource Center, will present the Art of Living with Nature Luncheon and Lecture. Reservations, $30 ($25 for Gardens members), may be made by calling 998-7061.

Web-based Biological Abstracts database available

The University Library has made the online version of the Biological Abstracts database ( accessible campuswide. The Biological Abstracts database is the largest life sciences database, with serial and monographic publications covering all areas of biology.

The database also is available through the Science Library's Web page,, through the indexes guide on MIRLYNWeb,, and the Library digital resources page,

Table tennis tournament is March 27

An Intramural Sports (IM) table tennis tournament for singles and for doubles will begin at 10 a.m. March 27 at the Sports Coliseum. The entry fee, $5 for singles and $9 for doubles, is due by 4:30 p.m March 25 at the IM Sports Bldg. For more information, call 763-3562.

SACUA election held March 15

Members of the Senate Assembly cast their votes March 15 to fill three open seats on the Senate Advisory Committee for University Affairs (SACUA).

Effective May 1, SACUA members will be: Gordon MacAlpine, professor of astronomy and chair SACUA; Don Deskins, professor of urban geography and sociology; Bruce Karnopp, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and associate professor of applied mechanics; Lewis Kleinsmith, professor of biology and vice chair SACUA; Sherrie Kossoudji, associate professor of social work; Jackie Lawson, associate professor of English language, literature and communications, U-M-Dearborn; Barbara MacAdam, librarian and head, library education and information services; Moji Navvab, associate professor of architecture; and Peter Ward, the Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor of Pathology.

Outgoing SACUA members are William Ensminger, professor of pharmacology and of internal medicine and chair, SACUA; and Carol Loveland-Cherry, professor of nursing.

Anetzberger will lecture on elder abuse March 25

Georgia Anetzberger, associate director for community services at the Benjamin Rose Institute, adjunct assistant professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University and fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, will present a Distinguished Faculty and Graduate Student lecture at 1 p.m. March 25 in Room 1202, School of Education Bldg. The lecture, "Addressing Dementia and Domestic Violence as Interfacing Problems in the Field of Elder Abuse" is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Graduate School. The Interdisciplinary Research Program on Violence Across the Lifespan is a program of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

Anetzberger has been active for more than 20 years in the field of aging. She is associate editor of the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect and a member of the board of the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.

For more information, call 764-9537.

Terranova Ensemble will play at Dearborn March 25

The Terranova Ensemble will perform chamber music by artists including Guiliani and Tarrago at 8 p.m. March 25 at the Henry Ford Estate on the U-M-Dearborn campus.

Soprano Frances Brockington has appeared in leading roles with the Rome Opera and the Michigan Opera Theater, serves as chair of the voice department at Wayne State University and gives vocal clinics throughout the country.

Other ensemble members are Theresa Jenkins, clarinet and recorder, and Michael Bryce, adjunct lecturer of history of music at U-M-Dearborn, guitar.

Tickets, $3 and $2 for senior citizens, are available at the door. John Constant, associate professor of music, will introduce the program. For more information, call (313) 593-5330.

'Give your hand' lecture is March 25

Bernice Johnson Reagon will present "Give Your Hand to the Struggle," the Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leader Lecture, 3:30­5 p.m. March 25 in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League.

Reagon, Distinguished Professor of History at the American University and curator emerita at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, is the founding singer of Sweet Honey In the Rock.

Drawing from her experiences and those of African American role models, Reagon will invite participants to explore ways to be agents for change, social justice and truth through intellectual work.

The lecture is sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women and the Women of Color in the Academy project. For more information, call 998-7080.

Flint sponsors 'M-Formation' nights

U-M­Flint is sponsoring M-Formation nights for individuals thinking about advancing their education and careers. Programs cover career and academic possibilities, as well as financial aid and admission requirements. Alumni, students, faculty and staff will share their U-M­Flint career and student experiences. M-Formation events are at 7 p.m. at the Harding Mott University Center. For reservations or more information, call (810) 762-3300.

  • March 25: Performing Arts M-Formation Night. Topics include studio art, music, theater and dance.

  • March 30: Science M-Formation Night. Topics include physics, engineering, biology, chemistry, computer science and math.

    Environmental Justice Conference is March 26­28

    More than 200 students and young activists from around the country are expected to attend the 1999 National Student Environmental Justice Conference March 26­28. Sponsored by U-M's Environmental Justice Group and featuring Winona LaDuke as the keynote speaker, the conference is designed to bring together students and activists interested in environmental justice issues, community activism and a National Student Coalition for Environmental Justice.

    LaDuke is a renowned Native American activist and writer who was selected by Ms. magazine as its 1997 Woman of the Year. She is co-chair of the Indigenous Women's Network and a board member of Greenpeace, USA. Her conference lecture on "Sustainable Wisdom" also is part of the Lecture Series on Sustainable Development, Community and Business sponsored by the Environmental Management Program.

    Conference workshops will cover such topics as mobilizing the community, identifying environmental justice issues at all levels, bringing grassroots and academic communities together, examining migrant farm worker issues, how demographic data can be used to strengthen arguments, creating sustainable changes and using university resources.

    A complete schedule with more workshop information is online at

    MFA dance concerts are March 25­27

    The Department of Dance is holding Master's of Fine Arts Dance Concerts at 8 p.m. March 25­27 at the Betty Pease Studio Theater, Dance Bldg. Tickets, $5, will be sold at the door beginning at 7 p.m.

    Performances include: Konionais (a gathering of the body) choreographed by Antonio Francesco; Moving On Higher Ground, a five-woman work by Holly Hobbs; group work using Matisse paintings and cutouts by Corinne Imberski; and Elephants in the Dark, a work for five women and a large object, choreographed by Nancy Langsner.

    For more information, call 763-5461.

    Museum collection searchable online

    The Museum of Art's collection is now digitally available to the University community at Access will be extended to the Web as a whole when copyright permissions have been gathered.

    The site allows faculty bringing groups of students to the museum or using the collection in other ways to search the collection from a remote site. The accessibility also enables faculty to send e-mail to museum staff with lists of objects to be prepared for classes. Visitors, too, can receive information on objects at the museum from a computer site and reserve their museum time for focusing on those objects.

    Web access is provided through the Digital Library Production Service of the University Library. For more information, call 764-0395.

    Lecture on mixing sex and alcohol is March 28

    HIV education speaker Joel Goldman will speak on "Sex Under the Influence" at 7 p.m. March 28 at Cliff Keen Arena. Goldman's talk will ask audience members to think critically about attitudes toward alcohol and sex and the consequences of mixing the two.

    Goldman has just completed touring with his speech, "Friendship in the Age of AIDS" and is national president of Sigma Alpha Mu.

    Lecture sponsors are the Panhellinic Association, Interfraternity Council, M-PACT, Division of Student Affairs, Pi Beta Phi, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Alpha Chi Omega. For more information, call 936-3686.

    Dearborn's Child Development Center open house is March 30

    The Early Learning and Child Development Center at U-M­Dearborn is holding an open house for parents 4­6 p.m. March 30 at the Center Office, Room 1031, CASL Annex.

    The Center offers a full-day kindergarten program and developmentally appropriate, play-based programs and summer day camps for preschoolers and toddlers. It is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. For more information, call (313) 593-5424.

    ADHD is the Health Night Out topic April 1

    "ADHD [Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder]: Helping Parents and Kids Cope" is the Health Night Out topic 7­9 p.m. April 1 at Barnes and Noble Booksellers. Leading the presentation is Stephen Blackman, clinical instructor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, and Terence Joiner, medical director of Ypsilanti Pediatrics.

    The talk is based on Russell Barkley's book, Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents, with topics on how ADHD is diagnosed, why medication is only one part of a responsible treatment plan, how parents can help themselves and how they can help their children with behavior modification techniques. For more information on the free program, call U-M TeleCare, 763-9000, category 1075.

    Sign up for summer math camp

    "Come prepared to stretch your mind to the limit," reads the description of "The Nature of Infinity," one of several courses offered during the second Michigan Math Scholars summer program.

    Also known as "math camp," the program for high school students is sponsored by the Department of Mathematics. Participants may attend one or both of the two-week sessions and commute or live on Central Campus in Mary Markley Hall, supervised by program staff. Session I runs June 20­July 3; Session II is July 4­17. Residential and commuter students will be able to take advantage of activities both on and off campus.

    Fees for commuters are $600 for two weeks or $1,200 for four weeks. Costs for residential students are $1,100 for two weeks or $2,200 for four weeks. Financial aid is available for qualified applicants.

    Complete course descriptions are on the Web at Information also is available at Math Scholars, Department of Mathematics, 525 E. University, Ann Arbor 48019-1109, by calling 763-5034, or through e-mail sent to

    We Be Diggin' dance concert will be April 1­3

    We Be Diggin' BEAUCOUP, Down to the Bone, an MFA dance concert, will be held at 8 p.m. April 1­3 at the Pease Studio Theater, Dance Bldg. Tickets, $5, will be sold at the door.

    The concert consists of original works by choreographers Melvada Hughes, Laila Sales and Danielle Wilkinson. Diggin' examines contemporary issues with humor, wit and honesty. The con