‘Speaking of God in a Pluralistic Age’

The teleconference of a roundtable discussion titled “The Art of Conversation: Speaking of God in a Pluralistic Age” will be shown Feb. 2–3 in the Hussey Room, Michigan League.

Sponsored by the Office of Ethics and Religion, participants include Martin E. Marty, professor of the history of modern Christianity at the University of Chicago; Robert N. Bellah, the Elliot Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley; Parker J. Palmer, author and teacher from Madison, Wisc.; and others. For a schedule, call 764-7442.

Visiting Thought Series features local profs

Jane Burbank, director of the Center for Russian and East European Studies, will discuss “Russian Visions of the Past and the Future: Perestroika to the Present” at 7:30 p.m. today (Jan. 25) in the Natural Science Auditorium as part of the Visiting Professor of Religious Thought Series.

Presentations scheduled next month as part of the series include: Feb. 1, English Prof. Ralph Williams, “Ongoing Time and the End of Apocalypse”; Feb. 8, philosophy Prof. Frithjof Bergmann, “New Work: Utopia for the Disillusioned”; and Georgetown University psychiatrist James S. Gordon, “Pilgrim’s Progress: The Contemporary Search for Spirituality.”

All of the presentations are 7:30–9 p.m. in the Natural Science Auditorium.

Word upgrade available

Upgrades for Word 5.0 or 5.1 for the Macintosh are available at Photo and Campus Services. Individuals entitled to free upgrades and those wishing to purchase upgrades should do so as soon as possible. When existing supplies are gone, upgrades will be available by special order only. Photo and Campus Services is open 8 a.m.–noon and 1–4:30 p.m. Mon.–Fri.

Programs focus on Ukraine

The Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) is sponsoring several programs about the Ukraine this week and next.

Stefan M. Panchyshyn, specialist in macroeconomics and political economy and associate professor of economics at L’viv State University, will discuss “Reforming Ukraine’s Economy: Problems and Prospects” at 4 p.m. Thurs. (Jan. 28) in the Lane Hall Commons Room.

Anatolii Romanjuk, associate professor of political science at L’viv, will talk about “Research and Scholarship in Ukraine Today” at 11 a.m. Fri. (Jan. 29) in the CREES Reading Room.

Panchyshyn and Romanjuk will participate in a roundtable discussion titled “Ukraine: One Year After Independence” at 4 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Lane Hall Commons Room.

Bolcom and Shipps to give joint recital

Music of the 20th century will be on the program when faculty artists William Bolcom, piano, and Stephen Shipps, violin, perform at 8 p.m. Sun. (Jan. 31) at the School of Music Recital Hall.

The program begins with the Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano by Darius Milhaud, who was Bolcom’s teacher. Bolcom and Shipps will also perform Bolcom’s own Second Sonata for Violin and Piano.

Shipps will perform Paul Schoenfield’s “Country Fiddle Pieces,” assisted by Allison Shaw, percussionist and doctoral student; and “Selections from Porgy and Bess” by George Gershwin. Bolcom will conclude the performance with his “Graceful Ghost Rag.”

100th Ann Arbor May Festival scheduled May 6–9

The 100th annual May Festival, May 6–9, will feature concerts, cabaret, dancing, dining and a 100th May Festival birthday party.

To purchase tickets or to request a May Festival or winter 1993 season brochure, contact the University Musical Society, Burton Memorial Tower, 764-2538.

The festival will open with a concert featuring the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, with conductor James Levine and violinist Itzhak Perlman.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the University Choral Union will present the finale, Verdi’s Manzoni Requiem.

Great Writers Series presents Irena Klepfisz

Irena Klepfisz, an activist in the lesbian/feminist movement and Jewish communities, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Hillel as part of Hillel’s Great Writers Series.

Klepfisz is founder of Conditions, a feminist magazine emphasizing the writing of lesbians, and co-editor of two books. She is the author of A Few Words in the Mother Tongue: Poems Selected and New and Dreams of an Insomniac.

Tickets, $3 for students and $5 for others, are available at Hillel. The presentation is sponsored by the Jewish Feminist Group and the Jewish Lesbian, Bisexual and Gay Collective.

Postal rules change

Postal rules have changed regarding the use of a street address and P.O. Box, according to Mail Service Manager Sue Howison. If you choose to use a dual address, the street address and the P.O. Box should be on separate lines with the desired delivery location second, on the next-to-last line of the complete address.

Surviving the dissertation

A Center for the Education of Women (CEW) workshop titled “Survival Skills for the Dissertation Process” is scheduled 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Feb. 13 at CEW, 330 E. Liberty. The workshop will provide practical tips and a comprehensive overview of the dissertation process, from selecting a research topic to maintaining psychological well-being. To register, $20, call 998-7080.

Lecturer will discuss China’s landscape architecture

Binyi Liu, associate professor at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, will discuss “Contemporary Landscape Architecture in China” at 7:30 p.m. Wed. (Jan. 27) and “Landscape Assessment” at noon Thurs. (Jan. 28) in Room 1046, Dana Bldg.

Liu’s current research includes landscape systematic engineering and its applications and application of remote sensing and computers to urban-rural planning. The lectures are presented by the Landscape Architecture Program of the School of Natural Resources and Environment.

Andre Previn Trio coming to Hill Feb. 13

The Andre Previn Jazz Trio will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 13 in Hill Auditorium.

Born out of a chance meeting of old friends, the trio was encouraged by the response to its first “After Hours” compact disc. Previn, guitarist Mundell Lowe and bassist Ray Brown have released two additional albums and launched their first concert tour this season.

Tickets, $10–$25, are on sale at the University Musical Society box office in Burton Memorial Tower, 764-2538.

CEW sponsors workshop on mentoring

A workshop for junior faculty on the importance of mentors to faculty and students will be held 2:30–5 p.m. Fri. (Jan. 29) on the fourth floor, Rackham Bldg. The program is sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women (CEW), the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and LS&A. For information or to register, call 998-7080.

Natural Resources lecture series features Paul Portney

Paul Portney from Resources for the Future will discuss “Economics, Ethics and Environmental Regulation” 4–5:30 p.m. Wed. (Jan. 27) in Room 1040, Dana Bldg., as part of the School of Natural Resources and Environment’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

Teach English in Indonesia or Pakistan

A few positions are available for teaching English as a foreign language in Indonesia and Pakistan, beginning this fall. Schools are seeking U-M graduates or others affiliated with the U-M. The recruiter for Indonesia will speak with interested persons Wed.–Fri. (Jan. 27–29). For information, call the International Center, 747-2299.

Vienna Chamber Orchestra will perform at Hill

The Vienna Chamber Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Thurs. (Jan. 28) in Hill Auditorium. Maestro Philippe Entremont will conduct and perform as soloist with the ensemble. The orchestra will perform works by Respighi and Tchaikovsky. Entremont will appear as soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 414.

Tickets, $10–$35, are on sale at the University Musical Society box office in Burton Memorial Tower, 764-2538.

Workshop for using financial data offered

A financial data workshop explaining University accounts and organizations and how to access that data will be held 9 a.m.–noon Feb. 3 in the Information Center Bldg. training room, 201 E. Hoover. Participants must have a Top Secret user ID for Data Systems Center mainframe access, have completed the “Orientation to the DSC Mainframe for New Users” workshop or have equivalent knowledge. To register, send e-mail to itd.workshops or call 763-3700. For information, call 764-4284.

Campus concerts scheduled Jan. 26 and Feb. 3

The University Symphony Orchestra and the University Philharmonia will perform at 8 p.m. Tues. (Jan. 26) in Hill Auditorium.

Gustav Meier and Donald Schleicher will conduct the concert, which will include Surniach’s “Feria Magica,” Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements and the Symphony No. 4 by Tchaikovsky.

The Campus Orchestra and Campus Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Ricardo Averbach and David Tang, will appear in a joint concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 3 in Hill Auditorium. The Campus Orchestra is scheduled to play Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (“Pastorale”).

CEW sponsors ‘Connections’ student support group

“Connections” is an ongoing group for non-traditional undergraduate women students sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women (CEW). The group meets 5:30–7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at CEW.

“Connections” helps women meet each other and share support and encouragement. All non-traditional women students who are beginning or continuing an undergraduate education are invited. For information, call 998-7210 or send an e-mail message to Patricia Soellner Younce.

U-M-Dearborn will host engineering aptitude exam

The U-M-Dearborn will host the National Engineering Aptitude Search (NEAS) exam at 8 a.m. March 6 at the Fieldhouse. The U-M-Dearborn is inviting Detroit metro area high school students to receive early assessment in engineering aptitude through the NEAS exam sponsored by the Junior Engineering Technical Society. The exam assesses student ability in the areas of mathematics, reading and problem-solving in grades 9–12. The registration fee is $20.

Registration deadline is Jan. 29. For information, call 593-5510.

Starbound variety show slated for Jan. 30

The University Activities Center will present its annual Starbound variety show for charity at 8 p.m. Fri. (Jan. 30) at the Mendelssohn Theatre. Tickets are $3 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and $3.50 at the door. Proceeds will go to March of Dimes units in Washtenaw, Monroe and Livingston counties.

Starbound is the U-M’s only campuswide talent competition for students.

Time to nominate faculty, TAs for awards

The deadline for submission of nominations for this year’s faculty and teaching assistant awards is Feb. 12. For information on eligibility and nomination procedures, call Susan Kluger, 764-6424.

‘Winter Exhibit’ open at North Campus Commons

The Ann Arbor Women Painters’ “Winter Exhibit” will be on display through Feb. 18 at the North Campus Commons. Hours are 7 a.m.–11 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–11 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Sun. Carol Ann Carter, associate professor of art, juried the show.

Free workshop offered on preparing requisitions

Office managers, supervisors and administrative support personnel who prepare or authorize requisitions for University Stores or Food Stores may be interested in attending a free workshop Feb. 4.

Information about determining the availability and prices of stock items and electronically placing orders through University Stores will be covered 1:30–3 p.m. Food Stores requisitions will be covered 3–4:30 p.m.

Participants must register for each session they wish to attend. They also must have a Top Secret user ID for Data Systems Center mainframe access, have completed the “Orientation to the DSC Mainframe for New Users” workshop or have equivalent knowledge. To register, send e-mail to itd.workshops or call 763-3700. For information about the sessions, call 998-7075.

Curry Lecturer will discuss issues of gender, musicology

Ruth Solie, professor of music at Smith College, will present the Department of Musicology’s annual Ethel V. Curry Lecture at 4 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Blanche Anderson Moore Hall, School of Music. Her topic: “Culture, Feminism and the Sacred: Sophie Drinker and the Cultural Work of Music History.” A reception will follow this free, public lecture.

The Ethel V. Curry Lecture was established in 1991 through a gift by H. Robert Reynolds, director of University Bands and professor of conducting, in honor of his late mother, Ethel Virginia Curry (Reynolds).

Learn to prepare an invention disclosure document

Anne C. DiSante of the Intellectual Properties Office will lead a session titled “Preparing an Invention Disclosure Document” 4–6 p.m. Tues. (Jan. 26) in Room 165, Chrysler Center.

A reception to introduce Robert Robb, newly appointed director of the Intellectual Properties Office, will follow. R.S.V.P. by calling 747-0042 or sending an e-mail message to Kathi Compton.

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

University Dance Company presents lecture-demonstration

The University Dance Company will present a free preview lecture-demonstration at 8 p.m. Wed. (Jan. 27) at the Power Center for the Performing Arts.

The lecture-demonstration will highlight the choreographers’ contributions to the production of “Dance to the World Beat” scheduled at 8 p.m. Feb. 4–6 and 2 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Power Center. Choreographers whose works will be featured include Jessica Fogel, Janet Lilly, Gina Buntz, Renee Grammatico, Ann Carlson, Peter Sparling and Biza Sompa.

Tickets for “Dance to the World Beat,” $10–$14, are available at the Michigan League Ticket Office and one hour before the performance. For information about the preview, call 763-5460.

Michigan Union Art Lounge will show grad’s work

Works by recent School of Art graduate Kelley Miles will be featured in the Michigan Union Art Lounge Feb. 3–26. The exhibition will include graphics, collages, photographs and drawings spanning her four years at the U-M. The works focus on the development of an African American student’s thoughts and ideas on cultural issues.

Happy birthday, Mozart

The 237th birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be celebrated in a free School of Music concert at 8 p.m. Wed. (Jan. 27) in Rackham Auditorium.

Alumnus Joel Hastings, winner of the Wilfried Hildebrandt Mozart Prize, will perform the Piano Concerto in A major, K.488. He will be joined by the U-M Mozart Orchestra conducted by Gustav Meier, director of University Orchestras.

Other works on the program include “Das Bandel Terzett,” [“The Ribbon”], K.441, a comic trio for soprano, tenor and bass. The Adagio and Rondo in C major, K.617 for glass harmonica, flute, oboe, viola and cello also will be performed. A marimba will take the place of the glass harmonica. The Quintet in A major, K. 581 for clarinet and string quartet rounds out the program.

Group seeks mentors

The U-M Women’s Health Initiative is compiling a list of people doing research in areas of women’s health who would be available to serve as mentors to undergraduates. Researchers who have received information about this opportunity should return forms as soon as possible. Names of faculty members, postdoctoral students and graduate students involved in the biomedical, psychosocial, or legal aspects of women’s health, will be included in a guide for students interested in working with researchers in the field of women’s health.

To be included, contact Carol Knox, 763-0248.

Ethnographer will discuss fear and belief in U.S.S.R.

Levon Abrahamian, senior research fellow in the Department of Ethnography, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Yerevan, will lecture twice this week.

Abrahamian will discuss “Fear and Belief in the U.S.S.R.: The Secret Police as a Secret Society” at noon Wed. (Jan. 27) in the Lane Hall Commons Room.

He will lecture about “National Movements as Festivals in the Former Soviet Union: An Anthropological Perspective” at 4 p.m. Fri. (Jan. 29) in Room 4560, LS&A Bldg.

A specialist on Soviet and post-Soviet ritual and mythology, Abrahamian received his doctorate from the Institute of Ethnography of the U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences in Moscow. His visit is sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program, the Center for Russian and East European Studies, and the Department of Anthropology.

The Department of Anthropology will host a reception following Friday’s lecture.

Open house features office products

University Stores will host an open house 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Fri. (Jan. 29) in the Michigan League Ballroom. Featured will be displays, demonstrations, refreshments, samples and the 1993 Office Products Catalog. A number of vendors are participating in the open house sponsored by Boise-Cascade Office Products.

Brown bag will focus on German music

Patricia Simpson, assistant professor of German and faculty fellow of the Institute for the Humanities, will play tapes of and discuss music from the former German Democratic Republic noon–1 p.m. Tues. (Jan. 26) in Room 1524, Rackham Bldg. Her presentation, “Socialist Utopia or ‘Bakschisch Republik’?: Rock Made in the GDR,” is sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities.

Wanted: holiday card designs

Ronald McDonald House is looking for art that would be appropriate to use on holiday cards for its annual card sale. Themes should be non-religious and may represent a wide range of topics from children and winter scenes to holiday decorations.

Art work should be sent by March 1 to Ronald McDonald House, c/o Ann Betz, 1600 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, 994-4442. Art will returned if requested.

U-M-Dearborn features work of 9 artists

“Diversity and Style: African American Artists,” an art exhibition of original paintings and sculpture presented by the Fine Arts Associates of the U-M-Dearborn, opens Feb. 5 at the Mardigian Library.

Ed Clark, one of the first American painters to experiment with the abstract shaped canvas, will speak at the opening reception scheduled 7:30–10 p.m.

Works in the exhibition, featuring nine noted artists, are on loan from the G.R. N’Namdi Gallery in Birmingham.

Stranded on desert island: music critic John Guinn

John Guinn, music critic for The Detroit Free Press since 1975, will be the guest on Desert Island Discs, a production of Michigan Radio and the University Musical Society, at 8 a.m. Sat. (Jan. 30).

Guinn, who taught music at the University of Detroit, is a three-time winner of the Detroit Press Club Foundation’s award for distinguished coverage of the fine arts.

Michigan Radio can be heard on WUOM 91.7 FM in Ann Arbor, on WVGR 104.1 FM in Grand Rapids and on WFUM, 91.1 FM in Flint.

Women’s Studies sponsors Lesbian and Gay Film Series

Su Friedrich’s Damned If You Don’t, Black Narcissus and First Comes Love and Pratibha Parmar’s Khush will be shown beginning at 7 p.m. Fri. (Jan. 29) in Angell Hall Auditorium B as part of the Women’s Studies Program’s Lesbian and Gay Film Series.

Scheduled next month are Isaac Julien’s Looking for Langston and Laurie Lynd’s RSVP at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in the same location.

Minority Career Conference slated for Jan. 26–27

Career Planning and Placement will hold its 19th annual Minority Career Conference with a “Sneak Preview” program featuring an employer panel 5–5:50 p.m. Tues. (Jan. 26) in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union. More than 80 representatives from private industry, social agencies, government and education will meet with students 6–9 p.m. to provide career information and arrange interviews for internships, summer and permanent positions. Employers will conduct interviews Wed. (Jan. 27).

Briefing books containing employer information and conference details are available at the Career Planning and Placement Office and at the Undergraduate Library. For information, call 764-7460.

U Library offers Internet workshops

The University Library is sponsoring two workshops for those who would like to acquire or strengthen skills in using Internet, one of the backbones of a nationwide computing system.

“Internet for the Novice” is scheduled 10–11:30 a.m. Feb. 9–10 in the Undergraduate Library Microcomputer Lab. Telnet and an overview of file transfer protocol will be covered. Participants must have an MTS account.

“Intermediate Internet” will build on basic skills, with an emphasis on file transfer protocol skills, identifying resources to file transfer protocol, and additional sources of information such as news groups. “Intermediate Internet” will be offered 10 a.m.–noon Feb. 16–17 at the 611 Church St. computing site. To register, call 763-1539 or send an e-mail message to “Graduate Library Reference.”


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