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-HAPPENINGS-
Highlight
The University Dance Company and the University Philharmonia present
Carl St. Clair conducting Madcat Ruth on the harmonica and synthesizers,
Peter Sparling dancing, and Jeffrey Solow as the cellist at the Power Center
tonight at 8.
Films
MED-Key Largo, 7:30 p.m.; To Have and Have Not, 9:15 p.m., Nat. Sci.
Auditorium.
AAFC-Nosferatu, 7 p.m.; Nosferatu the Vampire, 8:30 p.m., Aud. A,
Angell.
CG-Ann Arbor 16MM Film Festival continues, 7, 9, & 11 p.m., Michigan
Theater.
Performances
Music at Mid Day-Jill Feldstein, viola da gambist, Norma Cornhill,
soprano and harpsichordist, 12:15 p.m., Pendleton Room, Union.
Performance Network-Four by Beckett, plays, 8p.m., 408 W. Washington
Street.
University Musical Society-Christopher Hogwood, conductor, "Academy
of Ancient Music," 8:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium.
Professional Theatre Program-"Jeeves Takes Charge," 8 p.m., Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre; "Hot'l Baltimore," 8 p.m., Trueblood 'Theatre.
School of Music-Grazyna Skowron-Herter, violin, 6 p.m.; Jan Krosen-
brink, 8 p.m., Recital Hall, School of Music.
Speakers
Museum of Anthropology-Karen Rosenberg, "Birth in the Pleistocene:
Were Neanderthals Really Different?" noon, 2009 Museums Building.
Biology-David Ow, "Mutational Analysis of the K/ebsiel/a pheomoniae," 4
p.m., room 2011, MLB.
Computing Center-Kari Gluski, "Text Formatting with Tex, Part II,"
room 3046, East Engineering Building; Forrest Hartman, "Tex-
tform-Special Problems," room 171 Business Administration Building.
Near East and North African Studies, Sociology-Mounira Charrad,
"Politics and Women's Rights: the Case of Tunisia," 4 p.m., room 1, MLB.
Math department-Izzet Izisel, "Hitler's War Against Christianity: The
Other Side of the Holocaust," 7:30 p.m., room 25, Angell Hall.
Biostatistics- Iris Shimizu, "Randomized Resonse Techniques for
Collecting Data," 3 p.m., room M4332, School of Public Health II.
Chemistry-Robert Cukier, "On the Quencher Concentration Dependence
of Fluorescence Quenching: The Role of Solution Dielectric Constant and
Ionic Strength," 4 p.m., room 1200, Chemistry Building.
Department of English-Christopher Roberts, "With Cunning and High
Spirits: Tabwa Magic is a Theory of Experience," 8 p.m., W. Conference
Room, Rackham; Northop Frye, "Myth and Time," 4 p.m., MLB,
Auditorium 4.
Civil Engineering-Niels Lind, "Management of Technological Risk," 4
p.m., room 1013, Dow Building.
Endocrinology and Metabolism/Human Nutrition Program/School of
Public Health-Charles Chesnut, "Bone Mass in the Adolescent and the
Exercising Athlete," noon, room S9410, Main Hospital; "Osteoporosis:
Current Concepts of Diagnosis and Treatment," 3 p.m., Auditorium,
Thomas Francis Building, School of Pubic Health.
IEEE-David Baker, "ADA-the Military's Standard Language and MIL
1750-the Military's Standard Microprocessor," noon,, room 1042, E.
Engineering Building.
Japanese Studies - Peter Arnesen, "Tenancy, Tax-Gouging and Invest-
ment in 11th-Century Japan," noon, Lane Hall Commons.
Pharmacy/Graduate Program in Medical Chemistry/Smith Kline and
French Labs-Garland Marshall, "Computer Aided Drug Design: Testing ,
the Pharmacophore Hypothesis," 4 p.m., room 3554, CC Little Building.
Art Break-George Morland, "Gypsy Encampment with Seated Man
Breaking Firewood," 12:10 p.m., Museum of Art.
Russian and E. European Studies-Alec Nove, "Collectivization and
Agriculture Trends: Recent Interpretations," 8p.m., room 200, Lane Hall.
'Center for Research on Social Organization-Benji Ben-Baruch, "English
Workers' Organizations Before Chartism," 12:10 p.m., room 4051, LSA
Building.
Opthalmology/Psychiatry/Physiology- Steven Ryan, "Syaptic Inputto
Off-Center Retinal Ganglion Cells," 12:15 p.m., room 2055, Mental Health
Research Institute.
U-M Dearborn-Marjorie Peebles-Myers, "The Shortage of Minority
Health Care Professionals," noon, Women's Center, room 30, Classroom
Administration Building.

Meetings
SANE-Discussion on strategies to defeat funding for the MX Missile, 7:30
p.m., 1416 Hill Street, Friends Center.
Center for Eating Disorders-Support Group, 7 p.m., First United
Methodist Church, State and Washtenaw Streets.
University AA - noon, room 3200, Union.
Psychiatry-Anxiety Disorders support group, 7:30 p.m., third floor Con-
ference Room, Children's Psych Hospital.
Baptist Student Union-7 p.m., Room D, Michigan League.
Agape Christian Fellowship-6:30 p.m., S. Quad Minority Lounge.
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship-7 p.m., Union.
Regents' Meeting-1 p.m., Regents' Room, Fleming Administration
Building.
Miscellaneous
Computing Center-Chalk Talk: Examples of Tell-A-Graf Pie Charts,
12:10 p.m., room 1011 NUBS.
Literacy Council of Washtenaw County and the Friends of the Ann Arbor
Public Library-Training sessions for reading tutors, 7 p.m., room 317, old
Ypsilanti High School, corner of Washington and Cross Streets.
Scottish Country Dancers-Beginners, 7 p.m.; intermeds, 8 p.m., Forest
Hills Community Center, 2351 Shadowood.
League-International night, Ireland, 5 p.m., Cafeteria, Michigan League.
Microcomputer Education Center-"WORD on the IMB PC (Part 2)," 8:30
a.m., room 3113, School of Education Building.
Career Planning and Placement-Medical and Dental School Night, 7
p.m., second and third floors, Angell.
CEW - "Black Women in Transition: Career Decision Making," 7 p.m.,
350 S. Thayer Street.
Institute for Public Policy Studies-Industrial Economic 'Development
Conference, 2 p.m., 4th floor, Rackham Building.
Progressive Student Network-Film, discussion, 7:30 p.m., S. Quad; 8

The Michigan Daily - Thursday, March 14, 1985 - Page 3
'U' prof to explore
artificial intelligence

Pleeze!A
Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger testified on Capitol Hill yesterday
before the House Armed Services Committee' hearing on defense policies as
advisor Paul Nitze looks on.
Oticiassad deaths w not
deter spring break pranks

By BARBARA LOECHER
Growing up in Southern California in
the early '50's, Douglas Hofstadter
passed time studying typefaces. Thirty
years later he is studying typefaces at
the University of Michigan as the
Walgreen professor of Human Under-
standing, and Professor of Psychology
and Cognitive Science.
Hofstadter spoke of his research en-
titled "Letter Spirit," last night at
Rackham Auditorium. He is currently
designing a computer program that
will, given one letter in a particular
typeface, write an entire alphabet in
that typeface. If the program works, it
will represent one of the most
significant achievements in the field of
artificial intelligence to date.
The program remains to be written
but Hofstadter had written a number of
alphabets based on single prototype
letters created in particular styles or
"spirits." Hofstadter creats his
prototype letters on a grid and then
translates characteristics of these first
letters to the succeeding letters of the
alphabet.

* When he designed the alphabet he
calls "Slash", Hofstadter wrote the let-
ter "A" with a diagonal line through its
center and then produced the letters
"B" through "Z" all with the same
characteristic slash.
"The study of the alphabet," said
Hofstadter, "includes the study of
category boundaries and category
limits... It includes the study of how let-
ters can stretch and remain
recognizable.
"From Hofstadter's point of view,
understanding the way in which the
boundaries of a category can stretch
before the category becomes
unrecognizable is prerequisite to un-
derstanding human cognition. Hofstad-
terhopes as a result of his work, to
"understand the fluidity of human
cognition."
Hofstadter has, throughout his
career, been at the forefront of the
study of cognition and artificial in-
telligence. He is the author of the Pulit-
zer Prize winning best-seller Godel,
Escher, Bach, a book concentrating on
the discipline of artificial intelligence.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -
Despite the deaths of two college
students who plunged from their hotel
balconies, authorities say there is lit-
tle they can do to discourage pranks
during spring break.
But University of Florida resear-
chers have found that students seem to
be using less alcohol for fuel, and
schools and breweries are trying to
reinforce that trend with awareness
programs.
TWO COLLEGE students performing
pranks died only hours apart in
separate incidents Tuesday when they
fell from hotel balconies.
University of Central Florida student
Jeff Kulhanek, 21, of Winter Springs,
slipped while balancing on the rail of
his balcony, police said.
Two hours later, 21-year-old Sean
Convery of Oxbridge, Ontario, fell
while trying to swing from his sixth-
floor balcony railing to a balcony on a
lower floor.
THE DEATHS brought to seven the
number of students killed in such falls
since 1966.
"I just don't know what you can do

about kids who want to jump off
balconies," said City Commissioner
Bud Asher, who is also chairman of the
Daytona Beach Area Chamber of
Commerce.
University of Miami psychologist Dr.
Larry Levoie says the eagerness of
local communities to encourage the
lucrative spring break trade may make
the situation worse.
"I SUSPECT that Daytona Beach and
Fort Lauderdale are creating a fan-
tasyland which uses the word 'party' as
a verb," he said, adding that students
who cannot legally drink in their home
states find Florida bar owners anxious
to serve them.
But University of Florida resear-
chers in Gainesville say drinking ap-
pears to be declining among students.
"People are moving away from the
idea that drunkenness is good fun,"
said Gerardo Gonzalez, the school's
assistant dean for student services.
Every year he and members of BAC-
CHUS - Boost Alcohol Consciousness
Concerning the Health of University
Students - interview spring break
students in Daytona Beach.

BUCK

EVERY THURSDAY
APPEARING The
TONIGHT BUZZTDNES

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Arms talks begin today
(Continued from Page 1) Glitman, intermediate-range rockets.
KARPOV, the Soviet delegation
LEHMAN said due to "ad- chairman, has been assigned long-
ministrative contacts" between the two range missiles, Yuli Kvitsinsky, space
delegations yesterday the American arms, and Alexei Obukhov, inter-
side had been assured that all three mediate-range weapons.
Russian delegates would be present for Soviet officials have insisted that the
today's plenary session in the Geneva three issues in the Geneva talks should
offices of the American Arms Control be resolved in their "interrelation-
and Disarmament agency. ship," - that is linked - while the
Under a Jan. 8 agreement between United States would like to implement
Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei immediately any agreement reached in
Gromyko and U.S. Secretary of State any of the categories. The presence of
George Shultz, the Geneva negotiations only Karpov at Tuesday's initial session
are to be conducted "by a delegation may have been symbolic of Moscow's
from each side divided into three desire for a linked or package set-
groups." tlement.
Besides -heading the American Lehman told reporters yesterday it
delegation, Kampelman will deal with was likely the two delegation chiefs
space arms. John Tower will handle would present opening statements at
long-range missiles and Maynard today's meeting.
Candidtes for City Council
-miss election forum

208 S. First, Ann Arbor
996-8555

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(Continued from Page 1)
TWO ISSUES MGU had hoped to
discuss with the candidates concerned
an anti-discrimination clause in city
laws and work benefits for
homosexuals.
"The anti-discrimination clause that
presently exists has no time frame at-
tached to it," said Toy. "So if a gay per-
son were to file a complaint with the
Human Rights office, the legal system
could j:ust isist on it for as long as they
want."
"We would like to see some sort of
time restriction set up. Otherwise the
law is useless," added Toy.
Concerning work benefits, "We would
like to see something set up similar to
what gays have in Berkeley, Calif.,"
said Parker. Because it is illegal for

homosexuals to marry, Berkeley has
set up a system where homosexuals can
share work benefits.
Toy said that the most probable
reason the invited candidates did not
show was because some of the can-
didates would be embarrassed.
Both Toy and Parker conceded that
because of the small membership of the
groups (MGU has a membership of ap-
proximately 35 and the Lesbian Gay
political caucus has a membership of
12) candidates do not take the voting
force of the gay population seriously.
However, Toy said, "What you see
here is only the tip of the iceberg. We
keep in touch with some members by
phone because for some people, like
secondary school teachers, it would be
disastrous to come out of the closet."

Sunday, March 17 3:00 P.M.
"IM AGES of the HOLO(AUST in
LITERATURE"
Sidra Ezrachi, Lecturer at Hebrew University in Jeru-
salem and author of By Words .4 lone; the Holocaust in
Literature and Anita Norich, Assistant Professor df En-
glish Literature at The University of Michigan.
ORIGINAL MUSICAL THEME to the words of Hanah
Senesh's Ashrei Hagafrur, composed by Mr. Doron
Levinson and arranged by Mr. Keith Orr will be per-
formed on Sunday, March 17 to open the Sixth
Annual Conference on the Hloocaust.
7&9:00 P.M.
"DAVID," first feature film about the Holocaust
to be made by a German Director. Winner Best Film
Award, Berlin Film Festival (Peter Lilienthal). Hill
Street Cinema,$2.00.
Monday, March 18 7:30 P.M.
','CHIIDREN of the HOIOCAU'ST"
Deborah Dwork, author of Children With A Star, a
work in progress about the life of Jewish children in
Nazi-occupied Europe, their physical, social and mental
condition. Ms. Dwork is Visiting Professor of History
at the University of Michigan on leave from the
Smithsonian.
"PERPETRATORS & VICTIMS:
The Choices They Had" '
PRESENTATION BY SURVIVOR, Mr. Alex Ehrmann.

Tuesday, March 19 7:30 P.M.
"AUTHENTIC and UINAUTHENTIC
RESPONSES to the Holocaust"
Emil L. Fackenheim, author of nine books including.
God's Presence in History. Jewish Return into History
and most recently To Mend the World. He is currently
Professor of Jewish Thought at the Institute of Con-
temporary Jewry of the Hebrew University in Jeru-
salem.
V ednesday, March 20 8:00 P.M.
GEMINI, THE WELL-KNOWN FOLK MUSIC
TEAM OF Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits, will perform
popular songs and cantorial works from Eastern
Europe. These will be accompanied by readings from
Hasidic tales of the Holocaust. A Reception will follow
the performance.
SPONSORS
* B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation " Centerbury Loft "
Temple Beth Emeth " Campus Chapel " Jewish Com-
munity Council of Washtenaw County " Office of the
Vice-President for Academic Affairs " Beth Israel Con-
gregation Office of Ethics and Religion " Lord of
Light Lutheran Church " Michigan Student Assembly s
Program in Judaic Studiesd AnnsArbor New Jewish
Agenda " Alice Lloyd * Guild House "
All events will take place at Hillel,
1429 Hill St. Call Hillel at 663-3336
for more information.

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The University Activities Center
is now accepting applications
for positions for:
COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS
for all committees.

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Friday, March 15
Michigras Kick-off Happy Hour
4:00 pm -7:00 pm
$1 admission
U-Club, Michigan Union
Saturday, March 16
Casino
Pendleton Room and Ballroom, Michigan Union
Battle of the Bands Finals
U-Club

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Sunday, March 17
Fashion Show
12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
$5 admission (Includes Buffet Lunch)
Pendleton Room, Michigan Union

Applications are due
available at the UAC

MARCH 22 and are
Offices - 2105 MI Union.

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