THE IRICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 196
PAGE TWO THE MICHIGAN DAILY WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1963.
ORA Backs Faculty Research
Rudel Applauds Total Illusion' in Changing Opera
By LOUISE LIND
The Office of Research Admin-
istration constantly tries to im-
prove its efficiency in expediting
faculty requests for research spon-
sorship, Rudolf B. Schmerl of the
ORA said recently.
Schmerl, the ORA's program
development director, said the
aim of his work, like that of oth-
er ORA personnel, is essentially
to provide services to the faculty.
Dr. Lester J. Evans will speak
on "Organization of Medical Care
-The Health Team" at 4:15 today
in Rackham Amph. This is the
fourth in a series of William W.
Cook lectures on American In-
Quartet . .
The Stanley Quartet will give
the first Ann Arbor performance
of "Quartet No. 3" by Prof. Leslie
Bassett of the music school at
8:30 p.m. today in Rackham Aud.
Members of the quartet are
Professors Gilbert Ross and Gus-
L ave Rosseels, violins; Robert
Courte, viola; and Jerome Jelinek,
cello; all of the music school. The
program also will include "Quar-
tet in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131,"
Russian Cassic.. .
The Russian club will present
Sergei Eisenstein's Russian film
classic "Alexander Nevsky" at 7
and 9:30 p.m. today in Aud. B.
The film is in Russian with Eng-
lish subtitles, and has a score by
Prof. James N. Cather of the
zoology department will speak on
"The Development of the Mollus-
can Shell Gland" at 4 p.m. today
in Rm. 1210 Chemistry Bldg.
Prof. H. Whitlock of the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin will speak
on "Some Aspects of the Chemis-
try of Vitamin B12" at 4 p.m. to-
day in Rm. 1400 Chemistry Bldg.
The Gilbert & Sullivan Society
will present "The Mikado" at 8
p.m. today in the Lydia Mendels-
Prof. J. Douglas, Jr., of Rice
University will give a lecture on
numerical analysis at 4 p.m. in
Rm. 275 W. Engineering Bldg.
He outlined some of the problems
encountered in this task.
The proposals the ORA helps
faculty members to prepare are
for support of research and train-
ing, facilities and equipment, cen-
ters, institutes and programs. A
project usually involves a more
or less homogeneous group of fac-
ulty members and their associates,
generally from the same unit of
A program, on the other hand,
is an interdisciplinary effort, in-
volving representatives from sev-
eral departments, schools or col-
leges. The sponsoring agency may
be an organization from private
industry, a foundation or a gov-,
The ORA, which is responsible
for providing administrative sup-
port to the vice-president for re-
search, has five purposes and re-
sponsibilities outlined in the Re-
-Assisting the schools, colleges
and other University research
agencies in conducting research;
-Administering, operating and
providing procedures and services
for all University research activi-
-Maintaining records on Uni-'
versity research and assisting in
the proper assessment of this
phase of University operations;
-Acting as liaison between the
University and outside agencies
and activities in their relation-
ship to University research pro-
-Maintaining information on
and assisting in the determina-
tion of needed facilities and pro-
grams for University research.
As one phase of its service func-
tion, the ORA assists the faculty
in the preparation of proposals.
Occasionally the ORA and the
faculty experience problems in
meeting deadlines set by spon-
soring agencies for the submis-
sion of proposals.
"This is a continuing problem
to which I see no permanent so-
lution," Schmerl asserted. "In an
institution of this size and com-
plexity, it is not realistic to ex-
pect a uniform rate of speed in
"For example, people who have
to be consulted or who are to ap-
prove a proposal frequently go out
of town; or a proposal for a build-
ing may be held up because there
is no easy solution to an architec-
He acknowledged that the proc-
essing of research program pro-
posals is "definitely a problem"
because of the large number of
faculty members submitting pro-
posals to the same sponsor for
the same deadline. Thus, the ORA
is forced to handle all such pro-
Since about 80 per cent of the
sponsored research at the Uni-
versity is financed by the federal
government, most of these pro-
posals are submitted to federal
agencies for consideration. Even if
the proposal gains approval by the
agency or committee, "there may
be a considerable wait before we
get the actual check for the re-
search," Schmerl explained.
Initial approval by the agency
does not necessarily mean that
funds are immediately available
for the research program or build-
ing. Congress must not only au-
thorize but also allocate the funds,
which may not always be done
"The total time required for this
process depends entirely on the
agency and the circumstances in-
volved," he continued.
"The efficiency of the ORA de-
pends to a considerable extent on
the use the faculty makes of us,
and on governmental efficiency as
Schmerl's role as director of
program development is at the
head of an ORA division providing
assistance in the preparation of
This group, formally established
in 1960 under James E. Lesch,
presently of the Office of Academ-
ic Affairs, represents the expan-
sion and formalization of an area
of responsibility that has been as-
signed to the ORA as part of the
development of the University's
By GAIL BLUMBERG
It is not enough to have an
opera singer with a good voice who
looks and moves like an ox; audi-
ences are getting wise to that,
Julius Rudel, general director of
the New York City Opera, ob-
served in an interview yesterday.
Preservation of the total illu-
sion is the main thing to work
for in a performance, he contin-
ued. A singer who is a good ac-
tor and also pleasant to look at,
will add the naturalness which is
the important factor in creating
"I never want boredom," Rudel
said. "I try always to give an in-
teresting evening in the threatre."
The New York City Opera pre-
sented three works this past week-
end-Puccini's "Madame Butter-
fly" and "La Boheme," and Mo-
zart's Don Giovanni. They are all
considered- among the classical
The American audience is very
partial to the well-known classi-
cal composers, such as Verdi, Puc-
cini and Mozart, Rudel said.
The modern operas, though,
have suffered from a lack of ex-
posure, Rudel noted.
Reaction to Change
The trouble with most audiences
is that they refuse to accept any
change. Yet, those who do get to
see the newer operas are very
enthusiastic, he noted.
He asserted that he had a great
interest in opening the channels
to the public for the reception of
the newer compositions.
He also expressed doubt thatj
an opera loses anything throughj
translation. The rhythm and vow- Here also, the reluctancy to
el sounds of the words can be ac- break from the classic language is
curately preserved by a talented part of the deeply ingrained prej-
translator, he pointed out. "Don udices of the public, Rudel ob-
Giovanni" was the only one of the served.
three operas to be sung in English. In all operas, the translation
Changing Language allows the actors more freedom
Opera was meant to be under- than before. They can developr
stood, Rudel commented. Many naturalness without the artificial
composers said that they wanted mugging that was necessary to
the words to their operas in the communicate the situations, Rudel
language of the audience. said
O"SRA PROGRAM-The New York City Opera Company, direct-
ed by Julius Rudel, presented Puccini's "Madame Butterfly" last
Sunday in Hill Aud. Joan Sena was seen as Mme. Butterfly, with
Frank Poretta singing Pinkerton. This was one of three presenta-
tions last weekend sponsored by the University Musical Society.
Also seen were Mozart's "Don Giovanni" and Puccini's "La
Boheme." Although the opera company selected these three
classical operas for its appearance at the University, over half
of the presentations it gives each year include "modern" operas
-those which have been written since 1910.
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Dept. of Zoology Seminar - James N.
Cather, Assistant Professor, "Develop-
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1210 Chemistry Bldg., 4 p.m.
Univ. Law School Cook Lectures -
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Quartet, Rackham Lecture Hall, 8:30
Bachmann Memorial Lecture and Nat-
ural Products Symposium: Today, 4
p.m., Rm. 1400, Chemistry Bldg. Prof.
H. Whitlock, Univ. of Wis., will speak
on "Some Aspects of the Chemistry of
Lecture in Numerical Analysis: Prof.
J. Douglas, Jr., Rice Univ., will speak
on "Some Methods Associated with
Alternating Directions," Room 275 W.
Engrg, today at 4 p.m. Coffee will be
served in Room 350 W.E. at 3:30 p.m.
The Second Meeting of the U-M Re-
search Club will be held today
in Rackham Amphitheatre at 8 p.m.
Prof. Kenneth Pike will present "Lan-
guage by Gesture: a Monolingual Dem-
onstration." The Council will meet at
7 p.m. in the East Council Room. For
Doctoral Examination for Herbert
Bardwell Huffmon, Near Eastern Lan-
guages & Literatures; thesis: "Amorite
Personal Names in the Mard Texts a
Structural and Lexical Study," today,
2035 Angell Hall, at 3 p.m. Chairman,
G. E. Mendenhall.
Doctoral Examination for John Jo-
seph Bojcun, Education; thesis: "At-
tributes of Pre-Engineering Students
and Their Success in a Community-
Junior College," today, 4019 UHS, at
10 a.m. Chairman, D. K. Byrn.
Doctoral Examination for Albert
James Prins, English Language & Lit-
erature; thesis: "The Fabulous Art:
Myth, Metaphor, and Moral Vision in
Dickens' 'Bleak House'," today, 2601
Haven Hall, at 4 p.m. Chairman, R. F.
Faculty-Doctoral Student Seminar:
today at 3 p.m., Room 229, W. Engrg.
Speaker will be David A. Thompson,
Asst. Prof. of Industrial Engrg., Stan-
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in Work Measurement."
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Music, Singing, Nov. 20, 3-5 p.m., 4072
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Hillel Foundation, Nov. 20, 8 p.m.,
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U. of M. Economics Society, "Eco-
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"Chhalia," Nov. 23. 7 p.m., Aud. A, An-
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Sat., Nov. 23, in Hill Aud., an urgent
need for extra ushers has developed.
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p.m. on Nov. 23.
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