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The Michigan Daily - Sunday, February 12, 1984 - Page 3

HAPPENINGS-
Highlight SUNDAY
The Jewish Law Students' Union and the National Jewish Law Students'
Association are sponsoring a conference on "Jewish Commitment in the
Legal Profession," today. The conference featuring ,lecturers from the
University Law School, Northwestern, William and Mary, and lawyers in
private practice, begins at 8:15 a.m. at the Lawyer's Club in the Law School.
Films
Alt. Act - Watch on the Rhine, Nat. Sci., 7 p.m.; The Children's Hour, Nat.
Sci., 9 p.m.
AAFC - The Ann Arbor 8mm Film Festival, Aud. A, Angell Hall, 7 & 9
p.m.
Hill St - Yellow Submarine, Hill St., 7 & 8:45 p.m.
Cinema Guild - Laughter in Paradise, Lorch, 7 p.m.; Hobson's Choice,
Lorch,8:45 p.m.
Performances
Michigan Theater - "Tommy: The Rock Opera," live performance, 8
p.m.
EMU Theater - "Threepenny Opera," Quirk Aud., 7 p.m.
Young Peoples Theater - "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," Per-
formance Network, 408 W. Washington, 2 p.m.
Theater & Drama - "The Hostage," Power Center, 2 p.m.
School of Music - Stearns Lee. Series, Michael Lynn, flute, "Whistles,
Recorders, & Flutes," Recital Hall, 2 p.m.; Trumpet recital, Drew Farkas,
Recital Hall, 6 p.m., Horn Students recital, Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
Speakers
Central Amer. Action/Educ. Committee - Nicaraguan women leaders
Nubia Aguirre & Magda Enriquez, "Women's Role in Building Democracy,"
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 7 p.m.
Matthaei Bot. Gardens - Charles Cares, "Chinese Inspirations in Lan-
dscape Design," Aud., 3 p.m.
Miscellaneous
Free University - "Tuition and the University Budget," workshop, An-
c erson Rm., Michigan Union, 2 p.m.
Housing Special Programs - Black History Month, The Roots of Black
Music - gospel, jazz, rhythm & blues, & soul, Angela Davis Lounge,
Markley Hall, 8 p.m.; Fashion Show, "Shades of Beauty," Blue Carpet
Lounge, Stockwell, 6 p.m.
UM Hosp., CMHC, American Red Cross - Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation (CPR) training, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ed. Center, 1:30-
4:30 p.m. A special refresher class at 9 a.m. Preregistration req. Call 971-
5396.
Muslim Student's Assoc. - Islamic Education in English for children and
adults, Muslim House, 407 N. Ingalls, 10a.m.
Acad. of Early Music; Michigan Union Cultural Arts Prg. - Bach Cantato
Sing-along, Baroque pitch A-415. Kuenzel Rm., Michigan Union, 4-9 p.m.
Rec. Sports - Adult/child gymnastics & tumbling activities, CCRB, 2:30
p.m.
MONDAY.
Highlight
Nicaraguans Magda Enriquez and Nubia Aguirre will speak on "Women &
popular Organization.in Nicaragua," at 8 p.m. tonight in Anderson Rms. C
and D of the Michigan Union. The talk is sponsored by the Latin American
Solidarity Committee.
Film
AAFC - Ganga Zumba, MLB 1, 8 p.m.
Cinemp Guild - Om Kalthoun, Lorch, 7 p.m.; I want a Solution, Lorch, 7
p.m.
Performances
Guild House - Poetry readings, George Garrett & Lynn Coffin, 8 p.m.
School of Music - University Symphony Orch. concerto competition win-
ners, Gustav Meier, conductor, Hill Aud., 8 p.m.; piano concertos recital,
Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
Theater & Drama - Plays, "Dogg's Hamlet," & "Cahoot Macbeth," New
Trueblood Theatre, 8 p.m.
Speakers
Near Eastern & No. African Studies - brown Bag, Abdelrahim Eltalib
"The Comprehensive Theory of Islamic States," Lane Hall Commons Rm.,
noon.
Macromolecular Res. Center - Thieo Hogen Esch, "Stereochemistry of
Anionic Oligomerization of Vinyl Monomers: A Tool in the Elucidation of
Polymer Cirostructure," 3005 Chem., 4 p.m.
Faculty Women's Club - Freeman Miller, talk and slideshow on "Comets,
Mich. Rm., Michigan League, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., call 663-0176.
Latin American Solidarity Committee - Magda Enriquez & Nubia
Aguirre, "Women & Popular Organization in Nicaragua," Anderson Rms. C
& D, Mich. Union, 8 p.m.'
Chemistry - Athanasios Salifogblou, "2Fe-2s Ferredoxins. Synthetic Ap-
proaches," Rm. 1200, Chem. Bldg., 4 p.m.

Computing Center - Leigh Daniels, "Intro to the Use of Microcomputers
with MTS," 140 Bus. Ad., 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Meetings
Asian American Assoc. - Trotter House, 6:30 p.m.
Eating Disorder Self-help Group - Human Growth Center, 2002 Hogback
Rd. -13, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
SACUA - E. Alcove, Rackham, 2 p.m.
Senate Assembly - Rackham Ampitheatre, 3:15 p.m.
See HAPPENINGS, Page 5
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Malicious Intent

Cooleys: For the poetic engineer

By GRANT FITZ
Arthur Miller never won one, and neither did
Lawrence Kasdan.
The two celebrated Hopwood winners couldn't,
because the Cooley Writing Awards are for engineers
- engineerswho feel it's time to write a poem rather
than a computer program.
"These students are writing for themselves, it
gives them a breather from their work," said
Engineering Humanities Prof. Robert Martin,
chairman of the Cooleys awards committee for the
past five years.
MARTIN SEES the awards as an outlet for studen-
ts who might otherwise be frustrated by a narrow
education. "The creative personality seeks ex-
pression, whether it's through physics or writing," he
said.
"It gave me a chance to write about some of my
experiences," said Baard Johansen, who entered at
the urging of his humanities professor. Johansen, a
graduate student won a prize for a short story about

his life in Norway before he came to the United
States.
Anthony Silk, a sophomore aerospace student, used
the Cooleys as a chance to escape not the technical.
aspects of his education, but his humanities classes.
"Personally, I have no real desire to write in class, he
said.
"I don't want to write about "Oedipus."
MARTIN VIEWS the Cooleys as a chance for
engineers to write and be recognized without facing
the stiff competition from English majors in the
Hopwoods. "The Hopwoods don't give engineering
students as good a chance," he explained.
But that doesn't mean the awards committee has to
labor through page after page of twisted syntax.
"Ten to 15 Cooley Award winners have also won
Hopwoods," Martin said. One of those winners -
John Deuago, dropped engineering to continue

writing studies at UCLA, and currently writes
screenplays in Hollywood, Martin said.
"There's a tremendous amount of ability in that
college. . . I'm very surprised on the quality," Martin
said.
BUT FOR most engineering students the awards
remain unknown or ignored. Martin said there are
only "abyout 50 students a year enter."
"I really haven't heard that much about them or
know what they are all about, said senior Larry Godt.
"If I did, I still probably wouldn't have the time to do
it this year."
For those who do enter, the contest doesn't have the
$2,500 awards Hopwood entrants can win, but prizes
in the four categories of fiction, poetry, essay and
drama can run up to $750, with most ranging from
$100 to $500.
The awards were established by Mortimer Cooley,
dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture
from 1904 to 1928, "to develop, broaden, and enrich
the engineering education."

Americans evacuite
Beirut amidst shelling

BEIRUT, Lebanon - U.S. Marines
flew out the last American civilians
fleeing west Beirut yesterday but the
evacuation was interrupted when a
shell exploded over a crowd of people
waiting to leave the seafront.
None of the evacuees was injured but
later a 15-year-old Turkish girl was
wounded as she waited for a helicopter.
A TOTAL of 884 Americans were
airlifted to U.S. warships off the coast
of Beirut on Friday and yesterday
Renewed shelling briefly delayed the
evacuation.
There was no word on the fate of
Frank Regier, 50, an American
professor at the American University of

Beirut kidnapped Friday. Regier, who
was born in Montgomery, W. Va., lived
in west Beirut with his Lebanese wife
for 25 years.
The harassment of the evacuation
was in marked contrast to Friday when
almost 1,000 Americans, Britons and
other westerners left without incident.
The last of 32 helicopter loads lifted off
from the seafront corniche at early
evening.
FRAGMENTS OF exploding shells
fell near the fleeing foreigners and two
crashed into the Mediterranean about
50 yards from where the Marines were
processing the civilians.
See AMERICANS, Page 5

Old herpes test brings
new hopes for victims

By RACHEL GOTTLIEB
There still isn't a cure for it, but a
University professor has given
credibility to atest that can detect her-
pes zoster accurately and early.
The Tzanck smear, a detection test
developed in the late 1940s has been lit-
tle used because of concerns about its
reliability, according to James
Rasmussen, a professor of dermatology
in the Medical School.
"THE TEST has been underutilized
because it's accuracy had never been
tested," Rasmussen said.
But after looking into the test,
Rasmussen said it reliably diagnosed
Herpes, particularly in the first stage,
when sores that look like blisters
develop.
At this stage, Rasmussen said, doc-
tors or lab technicians can simply put
the pus under the microscope and
determine if herpes' viruses are
present in about five minutes, com-
pared to the viral culture method
currently usedhwhich takestfrom one to
three days. The viral test, which in-
volves growing a culture in a petri dish
costs around $50, Rasmussen said,
while the Tzanck smear test costs only
$5.
WHILE THE test is almost entirely
accurate in the first stage, in the later
stages~, when the lesions begin to dry,
up, it is muchmore difficult to detect
infectious material without the aid of a
microscope, Rasmussen said. He said
that a positive reading in the later
stages would indicate the disease is
present, but a negative reading may not
mean the patient is free of the disease.
Rasmussen said the Tzanck smear
makes detection a much simpler
process for victims, as the viral test is
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hospitals, while the smear could be
done in any private office.
Use of the Tzanck smear could prove
particularly important for pregnant
women, Rasmussen said, because if
doctors know the woman has herpes,
they can perform a cesarean section to
ensure that the disease is not transmit-
ted to the baby.

Captain Cook AP Photo
J.P. Sherrill, captain of the towboat Phyliss, checks on his barbequed
chicken. The Phyllis is one of 25 towboats which is iced-in in the locks at
Keokuk, Iowa. The crew is not allowed ashore, and must keep themselves
busy until dinner is ready.

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