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The Michigan Daily-- Friday, November 4, 1983 -Page 3.--
Computer links high tech

,firms

to

state

universities.

By TRACEY MILLER
A new computer reference system linking five state
universities will give Michigan's high technology and in-
dustrial firms a direct line into the minds of top researchers.
Small and medium sized businesses throughout the state
will be able to tap into the system - which includes The
University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne
State University, Western Michigan University, and
Michigan Technological University - and receive research
and marketing information, said Larry Crockett, a program
director at the University's Institute of Science and
tecnnology.
THE STATE government also will join the system to
provide businesses with information on the state's economy.
"Businesses will be able to call their nearest university for
information, and someone will be able to find it out based on
computer resources . . . Businesses that deal with high
technology and industrial topics need to know what kind of
research is going on in the university and in the gover-
nment," Crockett said.
The system is geared to give smaller businesses the oppor-
tunity to check the economic feasibility of their own ideas,

and to help them adapt university research ideas into--
products, Crockett said.
"LARGE COMPANIES already have connections in
universities," he said. "But small and medium sized com-,
panies don't. This system would be their connection."
With this connection, business and state government of-
ficials hope the companies will be able to apply the univer
sities' basic research to marketable ideas.
A national Science Foundation study found that 54 percent
of all patents between 1963 and 1970 came from universities,'
said Tom Scott, a spokesman in Gov. James Blanchard's of-
fice.
MANY UNIVERSITY researchers, however, never.
examine the practical uses of their patented research, Scottw
said. The computer network would help bridge the gap bet-
ween scientist and business, he said. "Universities develop.,
their ideas and patent them, but these businesses could find.-
out how to turn them into products," he said.
The computer network also will refer businesses to con-
sultants or professors who are familiar with new develop-
ments in industry.

0Daily Photo by RENEE FREIERr
Sunny memories
Two Ann Arbor residents stroll through the Arboretum earlier this week. The couple caught some sunshine before rain
soaked the campus later in the week.

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HAPPENI'NGS-
Highlight
The Reader's Theatre Guild will present "Spoon River Anthology" by
Edgar Lee Masters. The show begins at 8 p.m. in the Residential College
Auditorium.
Films
Cinema Guild - The Graduate, 7 & 9p.m., Lorch.
Cinema II- Casablanca, 7 & 9 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
AAFC - Macbeth, 7 p.m., Throne of Blood, 9:30 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Mediatrics - The Verdict, 7 & 9:15 p.m., MLB 3.
Alternative Action - Lianna, 7 & 9:30 p.m., MLB 4.
Performances
School of Music - Piano recital, Deborah Kucharsky, 6 p.m., Recital Hall;
Chamber Winds & Wind Ensemble, Larry Rachleff & H. Robert Reynolds,
conductors, 8 p.m., Hill; clarinet recital, William Derek Grasty, 8 p.m.,
Recital Hall; cello recital, Karen Krummel, 8 p.m., Rackham Assembly
Hall.
Ark - Claudia Schmidt, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 1421 Hill.
Performance Network - "The Forest" by Alexander Ostrovsky, 8 p.m.,
408 Washington.
Dance Department - "Similar contrasts: A Dance Concert," by Lori
Davis and Jeanette Leabu, 8 p.m., dance building, studio A.
Theater and Drama - "Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner" by David
Wood, 10:15a.m., Mendelssohn Theater.
PTP - "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" by Andrew
Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice, 8 p.m., Power Center.
Second Chance - Toby Redd.
Speakers
Psychiatric Nursing Dept.=- Grayce Sills, "The UncertainFuture"9:15.
a.m.; Lucy Howard on community mental health, 10:45 a.m.;Third Annual
Psychiatric Nursing Conference, Ann Arbor Inn.
Aerospace Engineering Undergraduate Seminar - James Gannett,
Boeing, "New Developments in Airborne Precision Navigation in Relation to
the Air Traffic Control System," 3:30 p.m., 107 Aerospace Engineering Bldg.
Nuclear Engineering - Jerry Koupal, Bechtel Power Corporation, "Three
Mile Island Update," 3:45 p.m., White Aud., Cooley Bldg.
Anthro Colloquim - C. Loring brace, "Recent Reductions in Human Tooth
Size," 4p.m., 2053 LSA.
South and Southeast Asian Studies - Brown bag lecture, Wang Gungwu,
"Education the Chinese in Southeast Asia," noon, Lane Hall Commons.
Netherlands American University League - Bert Schierbeek, "The
Return of Bert Schierbeek,"8 p.m., International Center.
Museum of Art - Jacqueline Baas, "The Artistic Revival of the Woodcut
in France: 1850-1900," 8p.m., Hale Aud., Business Administration School.
Dickens Fellowship - Prof. Martha Vicinus, "Dickens & Popular
Culture," 3 p.m., Rm. 126, E. Quad.
Meetings
Korean Christian Fellowship Bible Study - 9 p.m., Campus Chapel.
Ann Arbor Chinese Bible Class - 7:30 p.m., University Reformed Church.
Duplicate Bridge Club - open game, 7:15 p.m., Mich. League.
Tae Kwon Do Club - practice, 5 p.m., CCRB Martial Arts rm.
Chinese Students Christian Fellowship - Fellowship & Bible study, 7:30
p.m., Memorial Christian Church, 730 Tappan.
Miscellaneous
Armenian Students' Cultural Association - Dance, Armenian & American
music, 8 p.m., Knights of Coluihbus Hall, 1915 Jackson Rd.
- Folk Dance Club - International folk dancing, 8 p.m., 3rd floor dance
studio, State & William.
Museum of Art - Art Break, Dorothy Farhat, 12:10 p.m.
Hockey - Michigan vs. New Hampshire, 7:30 p.m., Yost Ice Arena.
Michigan Gay Undergrads - Trip to Chicago through Sun.. Nov. 6.
School of Art - exhibit, Albert Weber, "Works in Progress," Opening
reception, 7 p.m., Slusser Gallery.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

'U' pushes Nigeria to pay student tuition debts
(Continued from page 1) students hve said there are currentl student who asked not to b

e named4

actually have the money and to
minimize the amount of grief on the
part of the student," she said.
BENNER SAID that her office
determines which sponsors are "high
risk" by studying University student
accounts, national trends, and checking
with other universities.
The National Association for Foreign
Student Affairs (NAFSA), of which the
Universitv is a member suggested in

policy, said Krumm.
The policy has been left up to in-
dividual colleges, he said, and "to the
best of my knowledge" none have adop-
ted such a policy, he said.
The University does, however, have a
policy against enrolling students who
have not paid tuition for two terms,
Krumm said.
SOURCES close to the Nigerian

seven who will reach the two-term limit
in December. According to University
policy, they would not be allowed to
enroll for winter term unless their
sponsors pay up.
Several Nigerian students on campus
have declined to comment on the
situation, fearing they would make
matters ' worse for themselves. One

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said that Rackham's policy is too'
drastic.
"It's unfortunate because having to
pay beforehand will definitely
discourage students."
The student said he knows several
students who have switched to other
schools which do not have the pre-
payment requirement.

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August that "No new students be ad- -
mitted from countries whose students
have failed to receive regular transfer of
currencies for the payment of . .. fees." N vY
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not adopted such a University-wide
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fled in a car with another man, said Ann
Arbor Police Sgt. Wayne Smead. The
two men were apprehended yesterday
afternoon by the Jackson County Sheriff's
Department said Smead.
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