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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, March 25, 1987 - Page 3

VP stresses research


In a speech yesterday, Vice
President for Research Linda
Wilson advocated University
scientists' right to study any
research-related topic.
Wilson's lecture was the fourth
in a series of five speeches
sponsored by the Ecumenical
Campus Center and the Inter -
national Center. The series is
designed to clarify and present
opposing viewpoints on the
University's classified research
policy. The Board of Regents is
expected to vote on a new policy
during next month's meeting.
The current guidelines for
classified research utilize the "end-
use" clause, which prohibits
research at the University that can
be used to kill or maim human
beings. Non-classified research has
no such restrictions.
Wilson said individuals cannot
decide what makes a research project
harmful, because "it is difficult to
forecast the future implications" of

a project. A researcher's "search for
the truth," she said, "may not be
blinded by personal opinions" of
those who would regulate harmful
Extending the end-use clause to
all research, she said, would be
"extremely problematic. Once we
yield flexibility, it is very difficult
to retain it."
Tobi Hannah-Davies, one of 25
people attending Wilson's speech
and a co-president of the Washtenaw
County Women's Action for
Nuclear Disarmament, supports
academic freedom, "but there are
limits - freedom ends where
responsibility begins," she said.
"We have enough nuclear
weapons to destroy the world 67
times over," said Hannah-Davies,
who favors extending the end-use
clause to all University research,
"and the University is taking part in
that insanity. It should be taking
part in negotiations to end the arms
raceN 19
IN 1985, University President

Harold Shapiro appointed a 12-
member ad hoc committee to
review the current classified research
Last year, nine members of the
committee drafted the majority
report, which eliminates the end-use
clause in favor of a policy requiring
researchers to publish all results
within one year of completion of
the project's funding period, except
in special cases.
Under the majority report, all
research contracts would also be
made public. These rules would
govern all forms of research,
classified and non-classified.
The other three members drew
up the minority report, which
stresses academic freedom, and
leaves decisions on controversial
research projects up to the regents.
Last term, the Senate Advisory
Committee on University Affairs
and the Research Policies Comm -
ittee endorsed the majority report
with minor revisions. SACUA
added a statement that the

University should not participate in
"kill-maim" research. The Michigan
Student Assembly proposed extend-
ing the end-use clause to all forms
of sponsored research.
Regent Thomas Roach (D-
Saline) will speak at the
International Center next Tuesday at
noon for the last lecture in the

Institute to help, humanities

Up and over
This volleyball game at Alpha Delta Phi on Sunday is one of the many
Greek Week activities happening this week.
GYreekshold blood drive

Members of Greek organizations
will compete Thursday and Friday
in their annual Red Cross Blood
Drive, one of Greek Week's less
amboyant activities.
The blood will be given to the
Washtenaw County chapter of the
.Red Cross, which coordinate,
donations for the county's six
hospitals. Sheryl Shanor, co-chair
if the Greek Week Steering
Committee and an LSA senior, said
the drive supplies a large amount of
the blood for the area and is usually
"If they (the Greeks) raise 500
pints, the Greek system would
provide one-third of the total blood
for the more than 70 hospitals in
Southeastern Michigan," Shanor

Shanor attributes last year's
significant decrease in donations -
from 500 pints in 1985 to 360 in
1986 - to the recent AIDS scare.
Shanor can't predict this year's
turnout but hopes better education
concerning the transmission of
AIDS and increased safety measures
used in collecting blood will
rebound the drive's collection to
previous levels.
During Greek Week, teams of
fraternity and sorority members are
raising money for charities through
such events as Twistermania, the
Jello Jump and the Bed Race.
Non-Greeks are also welcome to
donate blood during the drive at the
Michigan Union ballroom.

The new University Humanities
Institute, approved by the
University's Board of Regents last
week, will "improve the quality of
teaching and research in the
humanities," according to LSA
Dean Peter Steiner.
The institute, which will be
located in the Rackham graduate
school building, will house lectures
and research on interdisciplinary
topics in the humanities.
During the spring term, a search
committee will hire a director for
the institute, who will have a five
year term. English Prof. John
Knott, a member of the group that
designed the institute, said a director
will probably not be found until
fall, 1988. The committee will

appoint an interim director for next
year by next fall, Knott said.
The new director will work with
Steiner and Graduate School Dean
John D'Arms to appoint a six-
member executive committee that
will advise the director.
The executive committee will
appoint one or two University
faculty members each year to serve
as Faculty Fellows. The fellows
will be given research funds by the
administration for interdisciplinary
humanities projects.
THE committee will also select
graduate students to serve as Stu -
dent Fellows. The chosen students
will be relieved of their teaching
commitments and will also receive
research support.
Lecturers and guest researchers
from outside the University will

also spend time at the institute.
Their stays will range from a week
of lecturing to a semester of
research, said Knott.
Funds for the institute are being
raised through private endowments.
The institute hopes to raise $5
million by the end of 1987, Knott
Knott wants research done at the
institute to result in new human -
ities curricula.
"There is a definite need to
stimulate activities in the human -
ities and (the institute) should
enliven the intellectual climate in
the University," said Knott.

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What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Campus Cinema
Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1967),
CG, 7:00, 8:30, & 10:00 p.m., Aud
A young nurse is put in charge of a
famous actress who has suddenly
pulled a Garbo and become completely
mute. Swedish with subtitles.
Masculine Feminine (Jean-Luc
Goddard, 1966), Med, 7:30 & 9:15
p.m., Nat Sci.
A young man is torn between high-
level party politics (the "masculine"
world -- with apologies to Gerry
Studds) and pop culture (the feminine
Kaddish (Steve Brand, 1983), Hill
St., 8:00 p.m., Hill St.
The story of a young American Jewish
man and his relationship with his
father, the only member of his family
to survive the Holocaust.
My Four Years In Germany
(Wiliam Nigh, 1918), AAFC,
DBL/7:00 p.M., MLB 3.
A classic piece of anti-German
'Hiterjunge Quex (H. Steinhoff,
1933), AAFC, DBL/9:30 p.m., MLB
Nazi propoganda dealing with the
Arayan youth, the first of the Master
Professional Comedy at Laughtrack
featuring Gary Hardwick- 10 p.m.,
U-Club, (763-1107).

East. European Studies, 4 p.m.,
Rackham West Conference Room.
Baha'i Club- 5 p.m., Michigan
LASC- 8 p.m., 1407 Mason Hall.
LSA Student Government- 6
p.m., 3rd Floor Michigan Union.
Archery Club- 8 p.m., The
Coliseum, Corner of Hill and Fifth.
Coalation of Students with
Disabilities- 7 p.m., Michigan
League, Brown Bag Room.
U of M Asian Student
Coalition- Open Forum on
"Asian-American Women: Breaking
the Stereotypes," 7 p.m., 439 Mason
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Computing Course- "Creating
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Free Tutoring- All Math,
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Safewalk- Night time safety
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Dr. Gwendolyn Calvert Baker-
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p.m., 1322 School of Education.
Women in Rock- An hour of
your favorite female rockers, 3 p.m.,
WJJX(650 AM).

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Here's a chance for you to learn more about Israel at
in Rackham Hall
Come to one session
Come to more or
Sunday, March 29, 1987 Come all day! 11:.30m
Here are some highlights:
- Moshe Maoz speaking on the Peace Process in
the Middle East: Prospects and Risks 11:30 a.m.
* Three Films, including a documentary on
"Ricochet" with a discussion led by Haim
-echt- 3.00 m - 5.0 f

The Roots of Terrorism
A Speech by
Dr. M. Northrup Beuchner
Prof. of Economics,
KC St. Johns University
March 26, 8:00 m
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Konan Peck- "Analytical Utility
and Nuisance Value of Heat-Induced
Refraction," Dept. of Chemistry, 4
pm., 1200 Chemistry Bldg.
Peter Smith- "Should Chemists
he Taught How To Do It, Or Can
They Pick It Up As They Go Along?"
Dept. of Chemistry, 4 p.m., 1300
Chemistry Bldg.
Pedro Ramet- "Religion and
Politics in Eastern' Europe Today,"

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