The Michigan Daily - Friday. October 14, 1994 -- 3
.'U' prof honored for work
with mathematics students
Frederick W. Giehring
9 and Herman Sokol
Faculty Award In
By RYAN FIELIS
Daily Staff Reporter
On another stop of his "r mathemati-
cal travels," University mathematics
Prof. Frederick W. Gebring was
warded the Margaret and Herman
Sokol Faculty Award yesterday in
"Prof. Gehring has not only dis-
tinguished himself as a Itheoretical
mathematician, but also for training
pre-doctoral and post-doctoral stu-
dents in mathematics." said John H.
D'Arms, University vice provost for
academic affairs and dean of the Rack-
m School of Graduate Studies, in
presenting Gehring the honor.
This $25,000 award w.as estab-
lished in 1991 by Margaret Sokol
after the death of her hiusband,
Herman. The Sokol family established
a chemistry fellowship in 1983.
Herman graduated from the Uni-
versity in 1940 with a master's degree
in chemistry. He went on to receive a
doctoral degree at New York Univer-
Margaret is a former mathematics
high school teacher who established
this scholarship "to recognize a ten-
ured faculty member in the depart-
ments of astronomy, biology, chem-
istry, geological sciences, mathemat-
ics or physics," said Sokol, who at-
tended the ceremony.
"Moreover, the award is to recog-
nize a faculty member who has made
distinguished contributions to the
mentoring of graduate students and
academic research," D'Arms said.
When presented with the award,
Gehring said he was pleased.
"I am absolutely delighted to have
been chosen for this award. It is a
great honor and one that makes me
feel quite humble," Gehring said.
"I feel particularly fortunate to
have been singled out for this award
when there are so many highly quali-
fied candidates available," he added.
Gehring followed with a lecture
that told the story of his "mathemati-
cal travels." Gehring joked that all
non-mathematicians "will be provided
with pillows and blindfolds for this
part of the lecture."
The lecture covered the history of
Gehring's interest in mathematics
from college to his work on
Gehring has trained 28 thesis stu-
dents and 45 post-graduate students.
On his vacations, Gehring invites stu-
dents to accompany him.
A letter was read from a student
who wrote of the impact Gehring had
on her mathematical career.
"Fred invited me to accompany
him to Finland, which was certainly a
highlight of my life," she said.
"I spoke with his colleagues about
mathematics on a new level. That
experience gave me confidence I never
knew I had," the student added.
Gehring came to the University in
1955 after teaching at Harvard Uni-
versity. His work on quaziconformal
mapping and tight molar spaces is
Gehring has continued his research
throughout his tenure at the Univer-
sity, and is renowned for his research
in complex number theory and geo-
Mathematics Prof. Frederick W. Gehring speaks at Rackham yesterday.
Dorm 'smorgasboard' can cause anxiety, overeating
By MATTHEW SMA RT
For the Daily
A University dietitian told stu-
dents how a "smorgasboa rd every
day" can cause anxiety and overeat-
ing at a presentation Wednes lay about
nutrition and its role in dorm cafeteria
Paula Herzog, a registered dieti-
ian, said students are challenged
ery day to make wise choices
about food and nutrution. To help
students make healthy chockes, the
University has a nutritionist in ev-
ery residence hall and two ;full-time
One of Herzog's main concerns is
the "smorgasboard" way food is pre-
sented in the cafeterias. "I think that
eating (in the dorms) is the weirdest
way of eating."
Herzog, who spoke at the Markley
Hall North Pit, emphasized the im-
portance of eating something from
the four major food groups at every
meal. "Don't rely on vitamin supple-
ments," Herzog said. "Go to food
Having a plan of what food to eat
before going into the cafeteria will
help students make better decisions,
Herzog also dispelled commonly
held myths about food. She discussed
the benefits of red meat, brownies and
soft-serve ice cream. She said that the
darker a food is, the more nutrients it
But too much of a good thing can
be harmful. She said balance is the
key. "When snacking, try to have a
little bit from all four (food groups)."
"I think that the things Paula said
were a little surprising and very reas-
suring," said Debbie Diesen, head
librarian for the Markley library and
one of the organizers of the presenta-
tion. Diesen said that Herzog didn't
speak about what not to eat, but insead
about how to make choices to be sure
a meal is healthful.
"I thought it was very helpful to
find that it will help me to have a plan
going in," said Amy White, an LSA
senior. "I know I have to get one of
each of the groups and that makes it a
little easier, walking in and finding
food that I should be eating instead of
just what looks good."
Herzog has been a registered di-
etitian for 20 years and previously
taught at Purdue. She also provides
nutritional information for the reci-
pes made in the residence hall kitch-
ens and produces a newsletter con-
taining nutrition facts pertinent to
college-aged people. Herzog serves
on the menu committee, which plans
the menus for all the residence halls.
The event was co-sponsored by
the Markley Personal Wellness Com-
mittee and the Markley Library.
The Markley Personal Wellness
Committee focuses on raising aware-
ness among residents about healthy
choices and behavior alternatives. The
Wellness Committee also sponsors
programs about exercise, suicide,
stress reduction and healthy relation-
E Moeller, Humvee,
highlight event at
Alpha Delta Phi
By MATTHEW SMART
For the Daiy
Before playing Penn State tomor-
row in a game that could decide who
goes to the Rose Bowl, a local frater-
nity will hold a rally to help get stu-
dents pumped up.
The appropriately-titledl5th an-
nual "Run for the Roses" pep rally
will be held at 6:30 tonight at the
Alpha Delta Phi fraternity house, lo-
cated at 556 S. State St.
Michigan football coach Gary
Moeller will speak as well as football
team captains Steve Morrison and
Walter Smith. Athletic director Joe
Roberson will also be on hand,
Nike,which is sponsoring the event,
is also bringing in a black Humvee
emblazoned with the Nike logo. It was
displayed yesterday afternoon for three
hours and will be at the pep rally today.
"It's our blimp, only it's on the
ground," said Keith Peters of Nike's
public relations. Two employees
drove the "Hummer" from Nike head-
quarters in Beaverton, Ore. The driv-
ers took turns driving and slept in the
vehicle at night, Peters said.
ESPN and ABC Sports will cover
the event. Channel 4 (WDIV) weath-
erman Chuck Gaidica will emcee the
pep rally and give his evening weather
forecast from the pep rally. Five radio
stations will be present, along with
WOLV, the campus television sta-
"We're really excited with all of
the national media coming in," said
Charlie Spies, a member of Alpha
Delta Phi and one of the organizers.
Spies said that with all of the negative
publicity the Greek system has re-
ceived lately. "It's good to see the
Greeks doing something positive,"
while helping out the community.
Spies estimated there will be about
1,000 people in auendance at the pep
The Wolverine cheerleaders,
Wolverettesdance squad and the Pep
Band are scheduled to perform.
The pep rally will benefit the Ann
Arbor Ronald McDonald House, an
organization that allows parents to
stay near their children, who are hos-
pitalized for extended periods.
The pep rally hasn't happened for
the last few years because of a lack of
funding. But with Nike's sponsor-
ship, this year's pep rally has been
made possible, said Dan Kearney, a
member of Alpha Delta Phi.
State Street will be closed off in
front of the fraternity and Nike will be
distributing free hats and souvenirs to
those who attend.
The fund-raiser for the Ronald
McDonald House is largely from a
donation from Nike.
With MTV following,
otudent runs for House
By ELIZABETH McHENRY
For d te Daily
Wednesday was just another day in the life of Daniel
Cherrin, a University student running for a seat in the state
House of Representatives.
Cherrin was followed around campus all day as he
went to classes by a crew from MTV News. His day began
at 9:30 a.m. with, fittingly enough, Political Science 483:
)litical Parties and Elect ions in American Politics.
Cherrin, an LSA senior from West Bloomfield major-
ing in political science, is running for the state House in
the 39th District, which covers West Bloomfield, Com-
merce Township, Wolverine Lake, Orchard Lake and
Keego Harbor. He is rurning against the Republican
incumbent, Barbara Dobd.,
Cherrin, who at 21 ba(rely meets the minimum age
requirement to run for state representative, is a serious
candidate. In August, he was unopposed in the Demo-
cratic primary. In total, C ierrin got about 500 less votes
Cherrin cited education as the main reason he decided
to run for office. He feels that it is important to find an
equitable way to fund education.
Cherrin also feels that students should be evaluated for
who they are, not just on grades and their ability to
See CHERRIN, Page 7
CMU gang-rape case
By ANDREW TAYLOR
Daily Staff Reporter
Police are still investigating the
case of a Central Michigan Univer-
sity student who reported that seven
assaulted her in
a dorm room af-
ter a party two
said the mul-
tiple rape took
place around 2
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Ot/ D C.
the seven suspects. The report indi-
cates each of the men forced penetra-
tion, which is first-degree sexual con-
tact - a felony punishable by life in
A police spokesperson said three
of the suspects are CMU students.
"Any decision as to whether crimi-
nal charges will be issued will not
take place until the fact-finding pro-
cess has been completed," Prosecutor
Larry Burdick said in a news release.
Burdick declined to be inter-
viewed. A spokesperson said it is
uncertain how long the investigation
Removal of illegal parker's
license plates not allowed
Two fraternities at Washington
State University turned to drastic
measures to keep people from park-
ing in their lots: chaining cars to ce-
ment blocks or removing the license
See NOTES, Page 7
Oct. 2. She was treated at Central
Michigan Community Hospital and
released, officials said.
Police reported the victim went
with some friends to an off-campus
party that night. After losing track of
her companions, she took a ride home
with some men, according to her state-
ment to police.
She said she was taken to a resi-
dence hall room and then assaulted by
Daniel Cherrin campaigns in Angell Hall Wednesday.
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