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TIlE MICIIIIAN DAILY FRIDAY. APRIL 27. 19B2
View Aspects of New Program
By GERALD STORCII
In a seminar held yesterday to
provide information about the new
bio-engineering course to be estab-
lished this fall, three University
authorities clarified some of the
problems and questions arising
from such a program of "bilateral
Prof. Horace W. Davenport,
chairman of the physiology de-
partnent, examined from the van-
tage point of the medical school
the new program, in which under-
graduate and graduate engineering
students may take classes in sub-"
jects including anatomy, botany,
biochemistry, physical chemistry
The student would receive an
engineering degree, but would be
trained to work professionally in
biological and medical careers.
Prof. Davenport noted that
many problems in the biological
sciences cannot be solved without
advances in engineering, and con-
-Charges of "malpractice and
misfunctioning" against Women's
Judiciary at the University of
Pennsylvania have apparently
been found unjustified, according
to Robert Hirshhorn, managing
editor of the Daily Pennsylvanian.
The charges, made by eight wo-
men, first made public in the
paper, were given to Women's
Student Government Association
for investigation.. They refused to
consider the matter, and it was
referred to the Committee on Stu-
A jurisdictional dispute re-
turned the matter - to WSGA,
which vindicated the Women's
The charges were not made pub-
lic, in line with school policy, but
originally accused the student
court of "unfair tactics," acting
through "personal bias," and dom-
ination by the Dean of Women,
Merriam To Talk
On African Music
Prof. Alan P. Merriam of the.
anthropology department at
Northwestern University will speak
on "Music of Africa" at 8:30 to-
day in Aud. A.
versely, engineering technology is
expanding more and more into
areas where it must take into ac-
count developments in these sci-
Prof. Glenn V. Edmondson, as-
sociate dean of the. engineering
college, then spoke on questions
the interdepartmental ad hoc
committee which formulated the
program had to contend with.,
He said that the group had
found that students completing
such a program could gain profes-
sional recognition and outstand-
ing. job opportunities.
One example of an area in
which a bio-engineering course
would be of great benefit is in
controlling abnormal air pollu-
tion in cities such as Ann Arbor,
which is one of 29 urban centers
in the United States facing this
Engineering college dean Ste-
phen J. Attwood said that a bio-
engineering program certainly is
not unique in concept, but is the
first extensive effort to create a
specific, inter-disciplinary course.
The three men made some fur-
ther points during a question-and-
answer session afterwards.
Prof. Davenport explained that
a state law specifies four years
must be spent in medical gradu--
ate school for a medical degree,
but that graduate students from
engineering frequently are able to
waive prerequisites to take re-
Another seminar on bio-engi-
neering will be presented, with
outside speakers, some time late
Prof. William D. Revelli of the
music school, and director of Uni-
versity bands, recalled some of the
highlights of the Symphony
Band's tour of the Soviet Union
and the Middle East last spring in
a talk to an Adult Education In-
stitute audience Wednesday night.
"Our repertoire was especiall
ART AND LITERATURE:
Eisenberg and Felheim
Discuss 'Concept of Man'
In a tone of concern over "over-
fashionability" and "over-quota-
tion" in the contemporary func-
tion of art, Prof. Marvin J. Eisen-
berg, chairman of the history of
art department, examined some
aspects of "The Concept of Man
in Art and Literature" yesterday.
Prof. Marvin Felheim of the
English department then focused
PROF. GLENN V. EDMONDSON'
... bio-engineering benefits
On Tax Bill
A non-organized, non-partisan
group of private citizens from the.
Ann Arbor area will meet at 3:30
p.m. today in Conference Room
No. 1 of the Michigan League to
discuss the three-per-cent state
income tax bill passed Wednesday
by the Michigan Senate.
Among items to be explored will
be the possibility of organizing a
state-wide referendum petition
campaign to place the income tax
issue on the ballot at a general
designed to meet the approval of on the literary aspect of the topic,
the Soviet people. The first half which was presented to a session
of each concert was always Rus- of the Adult Education Institute.
sian music, the second half Amer- Prof. Eisenberg took a dim view
ican band and symphony music, of the reduction of art to the
with six or eight marches at the "chit-chat level" and status sym-
end, bol. He said it was becoming over-
"One of the favorites was a fashionable, a handy topic for
march we called "March Ameri- "hearty conversation."
cana" - the Russians didn't know Art Overuse
it was really "Stars and Stripes Healso criticized the over-quo-
Forever." tation or overuse of art. "A famous
He noted that the audience picture becomes merely a decora-
sometimes had difficulty in under- tion over a philodendron or a spot
standing the meaning of the of color in the living room."
words in "The Victors" - espe- About the only oasis remaining
cially "the champions of the as a refuge for true seeking of the
West." universal values expressed in art
But, in spite of these slight is the art museum, he said.
problems, each concert played to Prof. Felheim then discussed
capacity audiences. Additional the "whole shift in values" which
performances were often held the transpired during Elizabethan lit-
next afternoon, and, even with no e r a t u r e. Citing Shakespearian
publicity, these also had standing plays as a prime example, he said
room only. that people of that period no long-
Prof. Revelli said that in some er could find answers to the "ter-
ways the University could learn a rifying questions of life" in the
lot from the Soviet educational family or in a church, but rather
system. had to "turn into themselves" for
Prof. Revelli pointed out that, hope of solution.
as a result of this system and the Like Shakespeare
much smaller classes in Russia, a "Men - like Shakespeare -
music student spends an average looked to the real world, not to
of 1,440 hours with his teacher mi the abstract or the divine, to
three years, while the correspond- search for a meaningful exist-
ing figure here is only 60. ence."
The professors' speeches were
part of three lectures at the in-
stitute in its second and last day
yesterday. Sponsored for the 28th
year by the Extension Service and
the Michigan State Federation of
Women's Clubs, the conference
drew more than 100 adults to the
series of speeches.
Prize for Poetry
Konstantinos N. Lardes, grad,
yesterday was awarded the 1962
Baii-Swiggett Poetry Prize for
his poem "Sons of All Fathers."
He will receive $40 from the be-
quest of Glen L. Swiggett of
Washington, D.C. for writing the
best poem in traditional form. The
contest was judged by Professors
James R. Squires and Arno Bader
of the English Department.
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~T~w~mU~j ,~J STUART Wj-IITMAN
ATTENTION, FORMER KEY CLUB,
AND CIRCLE K MEMBERS
And Others Interested in a Student Kiwanis Group
A Circle K Club is being formed at the University
of Michigan. The organizational meeting will be held:
DIAL NO 2-6264
Dial NO 5-6290
From the men who gave
you "Oklahoma," "The
Sound of Music," "South
Pacific" and "The King
School of Business Administration, 9th floor faculty lounge.
Any student interested in becoming a charter member
of this group should attend this meeting.
For further information, call Professor Miracle or
Professor Engel at 663-1511, ext. 2160.
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reaching campus at 4:00. But the parade is just the beginning!
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