The Michigan Daily-Saturday, December 6, 1980-Page 3
senior to bid
By DAVID SPAK
Anna Nissen's wish to travel is about
to be fulfilled.
The Ann Arbor native, who has never
traveled outside the area, will begin
studying next fall at New Hall, Cam-
bridge University, England, as part of
her prize from the two-year 1980 Power
"I'M A BIT overwhelmed," said the
University senior after yesterday's
announcement was made, "but I will
take full advantage of the award."
Under the scholarship program, one
English student from Cambridge is also
selected to study at the University. This
year's winner will be announced Jan. 9.
Nissen, the daughter of Assistant LSA
Dean Eugene Nissen, is an English and
history of art major. She is only the
second woman to receive the award in
its 14-year existence.
ACCORDING TO Eugene Power,
head of the Power Foundation which
sponsors the scholarship, the goal of the
program is two-fold.
"The purpose of the scholarship is to.
help an individual develop to the limit
of his-or her capacity," Power said. "A
period of study abroad is part of that."
The exchange program was also
founded so American and British
students can learn more about one
another, Power added.'
"ONE OF THE responsibilities each
winner has is to explain his native coun-
try to his hosts because it is vital for us
to understand each other," he said.
At Cambridge, Nissen said, she plans
"to take a good deal of foreign
language, including French and Latin
because the more you read the more
you want (to study) language."
Nissen said that upon her return she
hopes to develop a humanities program
at a small Midwestern high school,
which does not have such a program.
"I KNOW I will have much more to
say and give my students as a result of
this award," Nissen said.
Power, a 1927 University graduate
and former regent, said applicants
were judged on a combination of
"scholarship, leadership, and
capacity" and are expected to be "con-
Although winners must be University
seniors, they do not have to be majoring
in a specific field of study, Power said.
Past winners are now doctors,
lawyers, teachers, and bankers, Power
The award includes travel expenses,
all fees, and a travel allowance for the
summers "which we hope Anna will
take full advantage of," Power said.
Nissen has won numerous other
awards, including four Hopwood
Prizes, an Academy of American Poets
prize, and a Marjorie Rapaport Award
for poetry. She is also a Michigan Daily
arts writer, a dance teacher in Ann Ar
bor, and a member of Renaissande
Dancers. She hopes to receive her
bachelor's degree in August 1981.
Daily Photo by MAUREEN O'MALLEY
ANNA NISSEN, RECIPIENT of the 1980 Power Scholarship Award, stands with University President Harold Shapiro
and Eugene Power, head of the Power Foundation, before receiving her award, which will enable her to study at Cam-
bridge University in England.
'U' HYPERBARIC CHAMBER AIDS VICTIMS:
By SUE HEWARD proves
On Sunday, Sept..7, six-year-old Mark surger
Hawkins of Hillsdale nearly lost his leg "We
in an accident. After examining him, mosph
University medical personnel pessur
discovered a rare infection in Mark's under
wound, and rushed him to the hyper a divin
baric recompression chamber on North Unde
'The University's hyperbaric cham- Sm s
batr is a cylindrical -steel structure coentor
equipped to administer high pressure ct
xygen-primarily for victims of diving chamb
*BUT, THE two-and-one-half ton granted
facility frequently is used to treat car- Progra
b~n monoxide poisoning and accident Atmoe
:University Assistant Prof. Lee able c
Somers, who operates. the chamber, UThe
said that administering high concen' The
trations of oxygen often allows the me
physicians to "buy time" when treating one of a
ertain infections with antibiotics. trains
In Mark's case, his leg developed gas pressio
gangrene, a bacterial infection that Dr. C
destroys body tissues at a rate of two special
inches per hour. case, s
CHAMBER treatments, Somers said, was us
arrested further gangrene growth of suici
because the high air pressure killed the poisoni
bacteria. He said that formerly the in- that it
fected area would have been surgically commo
removed. Now, he said, pre-surgery use The Whig
of hyperbaric oxygen substantially im- carbon
The pressure 's
a patient's chance for survival
inly extreme cases require
took the boy down to three at-
eres, which is equivalent to the
e a diver experiences 66 feet
water," said Somers, who is also
r normal circumstances,
ssaid, individuals are at one at-
res of pressure-at which 20 per-
the air is oxygen.
UNIVERSITY acquired the
er in 1972 through research funds
d by the National Sea Grant
m, the National Oceanic and
pheric Administration, and the
rce department. A small por-
hamber also is located inside
chamber is used as a research
the School of Public Health and
dical school. The University is
few schools in the nation which
persons to operate a recom-
Claud Zanetti, a pulmonary
ist and consultant on Mark's
aid the University's chamber
ed twice last fall to treat victims
de attempts by carbon monoxide
ing. "Most people aren't aware
(carbon monoxide) is the most
n form of poisoning," he said.
gh pressure oxygen forces the
monoxide out of the blood-
stream-literally taking its place.
WHEN INSIDE the chamber, the air
pressure gradually changes. A small
round window allows visual com-
munication between the chamber
operators and the patient. Doctors
frequently remain inside the facility
during treatment. The patient's vital
signs are monitored on a regular basis.
The chamber provides added safety
for the University's diving students and
staff-approximately 150 to 200 in-
dividuals per year.
"Fortunately, we haven't had any
diving accidents yet, but it's reassuring
to know that if something should hap-
pen, we have the necessary equipment
to handle the situation," Somers said.
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Tickets at Burton Tower, Ann Arbor, 1 48109
Weekdays 9-4:30. Sat. 9-12(313) 665-3717
Tickets also available at Hill Auditorium 1' hours before performance time.
In Its lQ2nd Year
AAFC-Carnal Knowledge, 7 p.m., MLB 4; One Flew Over the Cuckoo's
Nest, 9 p.m., MLB 4.
Alt. Action Films-Network, 7,9:20 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Cinema Guild-Annie Hall, 7, 9:05 p.m., Lorch Hall Aud.
Mediatrics- All That Jazz, 7, 9:30 p.m., MLB 3.
Michigan Theatre-Saturday Matinee, noon.
School of Music-Voice recital, Kay Murray, 2 p.m., Recital Hall; Oboe
Recital, Michele Marc, 2 p.m., Stearns; Piano recital,. Robert Evenden, 6
pgm., Recital' Hall; Contemporary Directions Ensemble-Carl St. Clair,
conductor, 8 p.m., Rackham; Tuba Recital, Joseph DeMarsh, 8 p.m.,
Recital Hall; Violin Recital, Joseph Ferres, 8 p.m., Rackham;
Choreographic Production and Design Concert-advanced graduate student
choreography, 8 p.m., Dance Bldg.
Canterbury Loft-"No More Masks," 3 p.m., 332 S. State.
Michigan Marching Band-Concert, 2 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
UAC-Soph. Show, "Hello, Dolly!", 8 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.
Canterbury Loft-"Death of Socrates," 8 p.m., 332 S. State.
Ann Arbor Ballet Theatre-"An Evening of Ballet," 8 p.m., Michigan
University Musical Society-Handel's "Messiah," 8:30 p.m., Hill Aud.
Theater and Drama-"Romeo and Juliet," 8 p.m., Power Center.
Ark-Jim Post, singer-songwriter, 8 p.m., 1421 Hill.
RC/MSA-"Alternative Careers in Communications," Brennon Jones, 10-
12 p.m., Greene Lounge, EQ.
CEW-Conf., "Career Development for Black Women," 9 a.m.-6 p.m.,
St. Mary's Student Chapel-Book Fair, 1-8:30 p.m., Newman Ctr. Library,
William and Thompson.
Women in Science-Workshop, "Women in Medicine," 9:30-11:30 a.m.,
Dennison Bldg., Conference Rm. (no. 296).
Kiwanis Club-Christmas Sale, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Kiwanis Club Activity Cen-
ter, Washington and First St.
Exhibit Museum-Planetarium show, "The Christmas Star," 10:30, 11:30,
2,3 p.m. Ruthven Exhibit Museum.
University Artists and Craftsmen Guild-Christmas Art Fair, 10 a.m.-8
p.m., Coliseum, Hill and Fifth.
Hillel-Traditional Shabbat service, 9:30 a.m., 1429 Hill.
Union of Students for Israel-Beit Cafe Chanukah celebration 8 p.m.,
Greene Lounge, EQ.
Three Dimensional Unity-Open House, guest speakers from media,
business, politics and education, 8-11 p.m., Wayne State University
Ballroom, Student Center Bldg.
Vng Jewish Prnfessinnnl-Chinnkah nartv. R:3 nm - 217 Bucholz Ct.
Daily Photo by MAUREEN OMALLEY
TWO STUDENTS size up the University's hyperbaric recompression cham-
ber on North Campus. The chamber administers high-pressure oxygen to
diving-accident victims as well as treating carbon monoxide cases and cer-
tain bacteria infections.
WASHINGTON (AP) - South
Carolina Republican Sen. Strom Thur-
mond on Friday announced formation
of a heavily conservative Senate
Judiciary Committee, including a new
subcommittee on security and
There will be nine Republicans and
eight Democrats on the committee in
the Republican-controlled 97th
THE SECURITY subcommittee is to
be headed by Sen.-elect Jeremiah Den-
ton of Alabama, a former Vietnam
prisoner of war elected with the support
of the Moral Majority, the conservative
fundamentalist religibus organization.
A similar internal security subcom-
mittee investigated alleged Communist
influences in the U.S. government in the
1950s, but was eliminated by Senate
Democrats several years ago.
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