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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, September 26, 1991 - Page 3

Work in
by Karl Hell
The University Student Minor-
ity Service recognized Dr. Avedis
Donabedian and Dr. Myron Wegman
last night for their effort and inter-
est in Hispanic health issues and
culture as part of the Hispanic Her-
itage Celebration.
Wegman, who is in Spain, re-
ceived the certificate for his com-
mitments to Hispanic issues prior
to his departure. He has served as
Secretary General of the Pan Ameri-
can Health Organization and as Dean
of Public Health.
As director of the organization,
he pursued his goal of medical
prevention by helping supply
physicians in South America with
vaccines for polio and small pox.
'Through (Hispanic)
literature ... I've
become one of its
adopted children'
- Avedis Donabedian
Wegman has the longest tenure
of any dean of Public Health at the
University. He is credited with in-
creasing the number of programs of-
.fered by the School of Public
The Armenian-born Donabedian,
'the Nathan Sinai Distinguished Pro-
fessor Emeritus of the School of
*Public Health, was present to re-
ceive his certificate.
He said he has a platonic affinity
with the Hispanic culture.
"Through its transcendent litera-
ture ... I've" become one of its
.adopted children," Donabedian said.
He is known as the "quality
man" because of his work in main-
taining the quality of public health
service. He also is a pioneer in health
administration. By laying the foun-
"dation for health administration, he
made the University one the first
schools to provide classes on public
health quality and administration.
Donabedian never took a class in
Spanish, but learned to read it by
tediously translating Spanish works
using a dictionary. Now he owns a
library of Spanish books.
Both Wegman and Donabedian
worked to bring students from
South America to study at the Uni-
versity. Donabedian also endeavored
to ensure quality medical practice
and health insurance in South Amer-
ica and has had his books and articles
published in several languages.
The Avedis Donabedian Founda-
tion was established last year in
Barcelona, Spain, for the improve-
ment of health care. The foundation
follows a path cut out by Donabe-
dian, which specifies that it should
monitor public and private health
care providers.
Despite his interests in other
countries, Donabedian looks for-
ward to "an inevitable" national
health insurance system that will
ease some of the health problems in

the United States.

Bush stalls plan to help



White House yesterday warily ac-
cepted an Iraqi promise to allow
unimpeded flights by United
Nations helicopters but said "all
options are open" to deal with
Iraq's detention of U.N. inspectors.
President Bush was putting on
hold his earlier threat to escort the
U.N. flights with Pentagon war-
planes because Iraq had promised in
writing that the U.N. effort could
proceed unconditionally, press sec-
retary Marlin Fitzwater said.
"We'll believe it when we see it,
and we are watching to see what
happens," Fitzwater said.
He said, the issue "has been re-
solved by virtue of the written as-
surance from Iraq that the heli-
copters can fly wherever they want.
Period. That's the end of that. ...
Now if that doesn't happen, then
we'll see."
In other developments yester-
Gen. Colin Powell, the chair
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told
Congress that the inspectors had
found "gold mines" of data on
Iraq's nuclear capability.
An administration source
said the Pentagon was preparing to
send back to the region Air Force Lt.
Gen. Charles Horner, who com-
manded the U.S. bombardment of
Iraq in the Persian Gulf War.
The United States began de-

ploying 100 Patriot defense mis-
siles to Saudi Arabia, along with ai
more than 1,300 soldiers to operate p
them. w
As a standoff between U.N. a
weapons inspectors and Iraqi au- G
thorities continued in Baghdad, Bush
met yesterday morning with his top a,
national security aides, including (t
Powell. p
He later told a House subcom-
mittee that Bush "has preserved all si

In his testimony to the House
rmed services subcommittee,
owell said the Patriot missiles
vould be in place in Saudi Arabia in
few days. They were sent from
ermany yesterday.
"We don't know that there is
ny significant threat at the moment
o Saudi Arabia), but it's wise to be
rudent," Powell said.
He made no mention of the pos-
bility of sending additional U.S.

'We don't know that there is any significant
threat at the moment (to Saudi Arabia), but
it's wise to be prudent'
c- Colin Powe
chair of Joint Chiefs of Staff

his options" to respond to the
Iraqis' refusal to let the inspectors
leave a nuclear records site with
valuable evidence of nuclear
weapons activity.
Fitzwater said the White House
considers the matter of Iraq imped-
ing U.N. helicopters to be "resolved
for the moment." That means Bush
won't dispatch helicopter warships
and planes as he had threatened to
support the inspectors' mandate to
investigate Iraq's nuclear, chemical
and biological warfare facilities, he

warplanes to the region, but noted
"a rather significant" U.S. air capa-
bility remains in Saudi Arabia from
the war.
He said that in the event that
Bush decided to order air strikes-
against Iraqi nuclear facilities, the{
U.S. military could not guarantee
that every bit of Saddam's nuclear,
development effort could be de-
Powell said he was "reasonably,
confident" such strikes could render
any remaining nuclear material mil-
itarily useless.

Mom, I want the pickle
Ann Arbor residents Sarah and Lawrence Cadiz share a submarine

Half-century later, people listen to Jan Karski

by Melinda Montgomery
and Rachel Freedman
When Jan Karski tried to warn
Western leaders in 1942 of the
atrocities being committed in
Poland, no one listened. But last
night, when Karski spoke to an audi-
ence of about 500 at Rackam
Auditorium, everyone listened.
Karski, a Polish underground
leader, received the University of
Michigan Wallenberg medal.
The medal is intended to honor
Rauol Wallenberg, a graduate of the
University who received a degree in
architecture in 1935. After return-
ing to his native Sweden, Wallen-

berg served as a diplomat and saved
thousands of Hungarian Jews from
the Nazis during World War II by
distributing Swedish certificates of
Elie Wiesel was the first recipi-
ent of the award last year.
Karski's lecture focused mainly
on the difficulty he experienced
when he tried to convince American
and British officials of the genocide
that was taking place in Europe.
"What I saw, I will not say.
Now there are hundreds of people
who speak about the Holocaust, but
I do want to talk about what I
learned from the war," Karski said.

In 1942 and 1943 Karski met
with Allied leaders, including
President Franklin Roosevelt and
Supreme Court Justice Felix Frank-
furter, to warn them of the atroci-
ties that were being committed
against the Jews. Yet, Karski said,
neither of these men heeded his
"I learned that people in power
have tremendous ability to reject
the truth." Karski said.
After the Allies refused to act
on what he told them, Karski was
disgusted and told no one of his war
experiences for 35.years.
When Karski was asked why he

remained silent for so long, he said,
"I was disgusted. Officials would
go to Germany and see the concen-
tration camps and say they never
imagined this was going on. But
they knew because I told them. "
Karski said that while the his-
tory of the Holocaust should be
taught today, it should only be done
in a way that will not make young
Jewish people distrust humanity.
Many students said they turned
out for the speech hoping to hear an

inspiring speech, much like Wiesel's
last year.
"I feel that he had a lot of inter-
esting things to say that are impor
tant for our generation to hear,"
said Kerry Rader, a first-year LSA
Today from 10:30 am to noon
Karski will meet with students and
faculty members at the Center for
Russian and East European Studies
in Lane Hall.


Pharmacology dept. to celebrate centennial

by Jennifer Silverberg
The Department of Pharmacol-
ogy will celebrate its centennial
this weekend as 175 alumni return
for a three day symposium.
The conference will begin today
with registration and a reception at
the Museum of Art from 7 to 9 p.m.
Tomorrow morning, the department
will host a breakfast, followed by a
welcome address with University
President James Duderstadt; George
Zuidema, vice provost for Medical
Affairs; Giles Bole, dean of the
Medical School; and Raymond
Counsell, interim chair of the
Pharmacology Department.
"Most speakers are ... alumni.
Few were invited who did not get
advanced degrees here," said Dennis

Ondreyka, department administra-
tor of Pharmacology.
"On Friday, topics deal with sci-
entific research in nature and are
given by alumni, academia and indi-
viduals who are well-known in in-
dustry and the federal government.
On Saturday, industry and national
association speakers are-presenting
the lectures," he said.
Event coordinators said that
while the centennial celebration
will commemorate past department
accomplishments, it will also focus
on future undertakings for the
One such undertaking will be the
search for a new department chair
beginning in January, Ondreyka said.
However, he said that until a

suitable replacement can be found,
the department will keep abreast of
current topics of research.
The Pharmacology
centennial celebration
will commemorate
past accomplishments
and focus on future
"The Department will concern
itself with cardiovascular pharma-
cology, neuropharmacology, drug
abuse and pharmacogenetics until
such time as recruitment for a new
chair is completed," he said.
One hundred years ago, John

Abel, a University alumni, became
the first chair of the Department of
Pharmacology when pharmacology
replaced the classical teaching
method of Materia Medica, a de-
scriptive, anecdotal and uncritical
listing of medicine.
Maurice Seevers served as chair
from 1944 to 1971. During his
tenure, he brought notoriety to the
department by establishing a colony
of Rhesus monkeys to study drug

addiction and narcotics. He also
moved the department toward an
emphasis on clinical pharmacology,
which led to the establishment of
the Upjohn Center in 1966.
Today, the department is located
in the Medical Science Building I;
and has about 40 undergraduate stu-
dents, 42 graduate students and 40
faculty members. The graduate
school is ranked as one of the top
five of its kind in the country.



of Michigan Fraternity Rush
Rush Schedule:


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Brian Kight was incorrectly identified as an Engineering sophomore in
yesterday's Daily. He is a junior.
Delta Beta Phi did not co-sponsor today's Career Fair. The event is co-
sponsored by Tau Beta Pi - the Engineering Honor Society - and the
Society of Women Engineers.

September 29 4:00-10:00 p.m.
September 30 - October 3 7:00-10:00 p.m.
"f ivy "".. }
Questions? Contact the Interfraternity Council Office
at 663-4505

What's happening
Michigan VideoYearbook, weekly
mtg. Union, 4th floor, 7:30.
U-M Biological Society, mass mtg.
Nat Sci Bldg, 4th floor seminar rooms,
7 p.m..
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship,
mtg. Dana, Rm 1040,7 p.m.
AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power
(ACT-UP), Union, Anderson Rm B,
Campus Crusade for Christ, weekly
mtg. Dental School Kellogg Aud,
G005, 7-8.
Amnesty International. MLB, B137,
7 p.m.
U-M Students Transcendental
Meditation Society. Union, Rm 4108,
4:30 p.m.
U-M Amateur Radio Club, mass mtg.
T T.^"' tisn} n - , " .1A

in Ann Arbor today
"The Film Editor : Rough Cuts and
Final Prints," Evan Lottman. MLB,
Lec Rm1, 4 p.m.
"Non-shared Environmental Differ-
ences Within the Family: Evolu-
tionary and Developmental Consid-
erations," Kevin Kerber. Rackham ,
East Lec Rm, 4 p.m.
"Personality and Politics," Dr. Bette
Erwin. Union, Anderson Rm, 7:30.
U-M Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
practice. CCRB Martial Arts Rm, 7-8.
Spike Manton, Hillel, Irwin Green
Aud, 8 p.m.
U-M Swim Club, Tuesday workout. IM
Pool, 6:30-8:30.
U-M Women's Lacrosse Club. Call
996-8591 for info.
U-M Rowing Team, novice practice.
2:30. 3:30,4:30. 5:30.

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