The University Record, November 9, 1998


Dialogue for Staff Women is Nov. 11

President Lee C. Bollinger and Provost Nancy Cantor will meet with women staff members noon–1:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Michigan Union Ballroom for a dialogue session designed to discuss women’s concerns.

“This is an opportunity for women to share concerns and questions with President Bollinger and Provost Cantor,” said Susan Kaufmann, associate director of the Center for the Education of Women, a co-sponsor of the session.

Bollinger asked the Advisory Commission on Women’s Issues to convene the forum with the collaboration of the Commission for Women, Women of Color Task Force, Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center, Family Care Resources Program and the Office of Equity and Diversity Services-Human Resources and Affirmative Action.

A dialogue session for women faculty members is planned for noon–1:30 Dec. 3 in the Pendleton Room, Michigan Union.

Parking Services to close early Nov. 13

Parking Services will close at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 13 for a staff inservice training day. Regular hours resume at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 16. To contact Parking Services while it is closed Nov. 13, call 763-7311.

Assembly meets Nov. 16

Senate Assembly will meet at 3:15 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Amphitheatre, Rackham Bldg. Agenda items include a report from Academic Affairs Advisory Committee chair Sheila Feld and an address by Provost Nancy Cantor. Cantor will speak at 3:30 p.m.

Search launched for SI dean

Provost Nancy Cantor has appointed an advisory committee to assist her in the search for a new dean of the School of Information. The committee will be asked to conduct a national search and present her with an unranked slate of final candidates in the spring.

Committee members are Michael Cohen (chair), professor of information, of public policy and of political science; Laurie B. Crum, director, recruitment and student services, School of Information; C. Olivia Frost, associate dean and professor of information; George W. Furnas, professor of information and of electrical engineering and computer science; Jose-Marie Griffiths, university chief information officer and executive director, Information Technology Division; John E. Laird, professor of electrical engineering and computer science; Wendy P. Lougee, assistant director, Digital Library Initiatives, and assistant director and librarian, Library administration; Paul J. Resnick, associate professor of information; and Charles T. Yun, graduate student, School of Information.

Staff support will be provided by Candace Johnson, administrative associate, Office of the Provost. Karen L. Gibbons, chief of staff, Office of the Provost, will be liaison to the Office of the Provost.

Members of the committee may be reached by sending e-mail to

Green presents ‘The Four Stages of Drinking’ Nov. 18

Mike Green, president of Collegiate Consultants on Drugs and Alcohol, will speak on “The Four Stages of Drinking” at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 in Rackham Auditorium.

Green, who serves as a consultant to student affairs divisions and athletic departments of many universities, has made his presentation for seven consecutive years at the University and at more than 1,000 campuses nationwide. Green also has coached at the high school and college level.

Green’s free, public talk is sponsored by the Panhellenic Association, the Interfraternity Council and University Health Service. For more information, call 936-3686.

Identity of statistics in science examined

C. F. Jeff Wu, professor of statistics, will present “Statistics = Data Science” at 4:10 p.m. Nov. 10 in Rackham Amphitheater. The lecture, in honor of Wu’s appointment to the H. C. Carver Collegiate Professorship in Statistics, will focus on the identity of statistics in science. Contrary to the perception of statistics as tables and figures, Wu characterizes statistical work as data modeling, analysis and decision making. He will conclude his lecture by proposing that statistics be renamed “data science” and statisticians “data scientists.” For more information, call 998-6240.

Take charge of holiday alcohol use with DrinkWise

Beginning Nov. 12, DrinkWise will be holding “Holidays without Regret,” group meetings for those who would like to cut down on or quit using alcohol during the holidays. The meetings are designed to help participants feel good through the holidays, have more energy, manage stress and plan for a successful season. To receive a confidential consultation or for more information, contact DrinkWise, 998-9473.

Breast cancer group meets Nov. 11

The monthly support group for breast cancer survivors meets noon–1:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in Conference Room 180, Cancer Center. No registration is required for “Counteracting Mental Fatigue,” presented by Bernadine Cimprich, assistant professor of nursing. For more information, call 764-3115.

Health Night Out program on teenage girls is Nov. 17

“A Glimpse into the Hidden World of Teenage Girls” is the Health Night Out Topic 7:30–9:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. David Rosen, assistant professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, will lead the free presentation on societal threats to the health and well-being of teenage girls. Topics covered will be abuse, date rape, self-mutilation, eating disorders, depression and suicidal behavior. Rosen also will look at how teenagers can visualize potential and make healthy choices for a strong body and mind. For more information, call TeleCare, 763-9000, cat. 1075.

‘Self-Regulation and Well-Being’ is Nov. 16

Tory Higgins of Columbia University will present “Self-Regulation and Well-Being” 3:45–5 p.m. Nov. 16 in Room 6050, Institute for Social Research. Higgins’ lecture examines how the ability to regulate emotions influences well-being and what determines successful self-regulation. The Research Center for Group Dynamics is sponsoring the lecture. For more information, call 615-0463.

Wrangham will discuss ‘Immoral Evolution’ Nov. 17

The Evolution of Human Adaptation Program is presenting a lecture by Richard W. Wrangham, “Immoral Evolution: Violence in the Shaping of Human Society,” 4–5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in Room 6050, Institute for Social Research. The lecture, co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, will propose that “natural selection has favored an immoral psychology in men in at least three important ways.” For more information, call 615-0463.

Conference on women in political life is Nov. 19 at League

“Women in American Political Life: We’ve Come a Long Way—Maybe,” presented by the Gerald R. Ford Foundation and the Gerald R. Ford Library, will be held Nov. 19 at the Michigan League Ballroom.

Ford will host the conference, which provides a forum for nationally prominent women to discuss the history of women’s entrance into American politics, the progress made in the last several decades and the prognosis for the future.

The conference begins at 9:30 a.m. with Ford introducing keynote speaker Elizabeth Dole. At 10:30 a.m. author/biographer Carl Anthony will moderate a panel with Liz Carpenter, press secretary and staff director for Lady Bird Johnson; Helen Thomas, White House correspondent for United Press International; Anne Wexler, former assistant to President Jimmy Carter; Martha Keys, former Democratic representative of Kansas; and Margaret Heckler, former Republican representative of Massachusetts and U.S. ambassador to Ireland.

A second panel will convene at 1 p.m. with Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Republican representative from Texas; Dee Dee Myers, former press secretary to President Clinton; Ann Lewis, director of communications for President Clinton; Rae Evans, president of the Washington firm Rae Evans and Associates; Sheila Burke, former chief of staff to Senator Dole; and Patricia Ireland, president of NOW. The conference concludes at 2:30 p.m. The program is free but tickets are required. Call the Ford Library, 741-2218.

Children’s Center is holding poinsettia fund-raiser

The Children’s Center is sponsoring a poinsettia fund-raiser Nov. 10–25. Order form requests may be made by campus mail to UMCC, 400 NIB, 0492, by fax, 763-6785, or by calling Tracey, 665-6217.

Clements’ exhibit displays far-reaching revolution

“Atlantic Perspectives on American Independence: 1750–1815,” on display at the Clements Library, provides a glimpse into the repercussions of the American Revolution on the rest of the world, especially Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and South America. The exhibition contains rare artifacts from the Library’s holdings that include: letters bearing the signatures of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thaddeus Kosciuszko, John Paul Jones and Thomas Jefferson, as well as relevant political cartoons, peace treaties, reports, maps and legal documents.

The Clements Library is open 1–4:45 p.m. Mon.–Fri.. For more information, call 764-2347.

Student Publications Board meets Nov. 23

The Board for Student Publications will meet at 5 p.m. Nov. 23 in Room 204, Student Publications Bldg. Subsequent meetings will be held Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 22 and April 19.

‘The Future of the Research University’ series seeks topics, speakers

Beginning winter term, the Graduate School will present “The Future of the University,” a lecture series addressing how 200-year-old academic institutions can continue to play a vital role in society. Topics and speakers for this endeavor are being sought through Dec. 14. Topics of particular interest are innovative teaching practices in the schools and colleges, issues surrounding promotion and tenure, preparing students for non-academic careers, students’ changing demographics, and distance learning. Speakers within the U.S. and internationally are invited. To submit ideas and/or speaker names, contact Lynne Dumas, 647-2644 or

America Recycles Day is Nov. 14

The University is joining thousands of other recyclers across the country in celebrating America Recycles Day Nov 14. Through a cooperative effort of Grounds and Waste Management Services, the Athletic Department and Gabriel Richard High School, all the recyclable items left behind after the home football game vs. Wisconsin will be collected.

On average more than 26 tons of trash are left in the stadium after a home game. Cardboard from the concession stands is one of the few categories of trash being recycled. Gabriel Richard will be paid 3 cents for each plastic souvenir cup its students and their families separate from the trash. Announcements during the Nov. 14 game and pledge cards at America Recycles Day tables will encourage fans to recycle and buy recycled products.

Code Review Forum is Nov. 11

A public Code Review Forum will be held at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Pendleton Room, Michigan Union, by the Students Rights Commission of the Michigan Student Assembly. The forum will include a panel discussion of the Code of Student Conduct, followed by an opportunity for audience members to ask questions and share their concerns. The Code, created in 1995, is the set of rules governing nonacademic student behavior at the University. The Students Rights Commission will present a report on their review of the Code to the Board of Regents in December. For more information, contact Olga Savic, chair of the Students Rights Commission, 332-1027.

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