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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, January 25, 1996 - 3A

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Papyroloy
'expert selected
Jtusseli Lecturer
Papyrology Prof. Ludwig Koenen has
been selected to be the University's1996
Henry Russel Lecturer. The annual lec-
tureship is the highest honor the Univer-
sity gives to senior faculty members and
thespeech will be delivered by Koenepnat
Sp.m. on March 12 in Rackham Amphi-
theater.
His Russel lecture will focus on the
rchivesofcarbonizedpapyri from Para,
5rdan.
"They are totally burnt papyri, but we
can still get lots of information from
them," Koenen said. He explained that
-these papyri would help reconstruct the
pconomic situation of the time.
-Koenen, who has worked at the Uni-
versity since 1975, is considered one of
the world's most renownedpapyrologists.
Hehas concentrated his research prima-
' y on the religious history of the Roman
ire, especially the period in .which
Ot odoxChristianitybecamieestablished
as a state religion.
His honors include election as a Fel-
low of the American Philosophical So-
eiety and of the American Academy of
Arts and Sciences. He was also the
president of the American Philological
association.
*Koenen chaired of the department of
classical studies, has been responsible
r organizatioping, cataloguing and
reparing the University's extensive
collection of papyri for publication.
Juice may increase
vitamins' potency
Studies University Medical Center
doctors suggest that taking medications
with grapefruit juice may increase the
edicine's potency.
Dr. Paul Watkins, director of the
,University's General Research Center,
sad grapefruit juice is able to override an
enzyme in the intestine that normally
regulates the absorption of drugs into the
,body. Grapefruitjuice allows much more
of the drug into the body than many
medications taken orally.
- University researchers are working
with the U.S. Food and Drug Adminis-
tration to uncover which compound
*auses the increased absorption. How-
ever, Watkins warns that "it is simply
too early to start making blanket rec-
dMEMendations in how patients should
take their drugs."
Space weather
coming to 'U
On Feb. 23, a workshop on space
Weather for science writers will be held at
the University. The potential of cosmic
rays, magnetic storms and radiation belts
to disrupt electric power distribution and
'telecommunications systems is scheduled
to be discussed by experts from the Uni-
versity, National Oceanic and Atmo-
spheric Administration, AT&T and the
_University of Colorado. Data and obser-
vation instruments will be downloaded
a live to acontrol room on campus from the
WIND satellite.
Women more

Affected by stress
':-Recent studies published in the Ar-
chives of General Psychiatry by Uni-
*Zversity sociologist Ronald Kessler re-
p.Prt that more than 1 percent of U.S.
women and 5 percent'of men have ex-
9 erienced post-traumatic stress dis-
rder. Traumatic events for women were
most closely linked to rape or sexual
molestation. Life-threatening accidents
or witnessing someone being badly in-
jured or killed was the most common
cise ofthe stress disorder among men.
In all types of trauma women are more
than twice as likely as men to develop
PTSD.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporters
Carrie Keller and Soumya Mohan.

U' students push
for women's
health education

Big head
Hundreds of pieces of road maps cover this giant ceramic head, the work of Ed Brownlee, a lab tech in the School of Art's
ceramic studio.
'U' worktom e off-Campus
living a itteeasierforstudents

By Kate Glickman
Daily Staff Reporter
When students browse through course
guides to hunt for majors, they do not
find women's health listed as an option.
But LSA senior Mona Kumar and LSA
junior Valerie Press hope to change
that.
In what Kumar called "a cathartic
and transformative experience as a
woman," Kumar and Press spent long
hours compiling a guide of more than
300 courses offered at the University
that deal with women's health issues.
During a summer internship at Michi-
gan Initiative for Women's Health, the
women screened bulletins from all 19 of
the University's
schools and col-
leges. Stude
Kumar and
Press presented particip
their finished
product to a host 1
of administrators N
interested in Profes o
women's issues
on campus. in an ivoa
"Students can
participate in
policy-making. MIWH pro
Professors aren't
in an ivory tower," said Amy Seetoo,
program assistant of MIWH.
Kumar and Press said their goal was
to educate students about the wide range
of courses available on women's health
and to suggest areas of improvement to
the University.
But their project met with many ob-
stacles along the way.
"Women's health is not just OB-
GYN," said Press, a cellular and mo-
lecular biology major. Press said she is
frustrated with professors who do not
acknowledge that their courses pertain
to women's health.
"Because ofa lack ofeducation, some
professors don't see the connection be-

tween the subjects," Kumar said.
Kumar said the field has been ne-
glected and is worthy of more attention
from professionals in all disciplines.
Kumar, a women's studies major,
said women's issues are not always
respected in the institutional world and
admitted she is nervous about applying
to medical'school this year given her
image as a women's advocate.
"'Why do'you do all this womens
stuff?"' Kumar said, mimicking those
who do not understand her cause.
Press said her interest in women's
health was sparked by a female friend
who was mistreated with drugs tested
on male subjects.

uts can
toiM
3king.
rs aren't
y tower."
- Amy Seetoo
gram assistant
is an example of

"Up until the
1980s, breast can-
cer research was
only being doneon
men," said LSA
so phomo re
Stephanie Lieber,
who works at
MIWH.
Kumarand Press
said they knew of
the obstacles facing
women's health
education and that
domestic violence
an area where more

By Laura Nelson
Daily Staff Reporter
For students frantically seeking off-
campus housing for next fall, the Uni-
versity Housing Office offered a way
yesterday to find the perfect apartment
without calling hundreds of property
management companies or walking all
over campus.
The ninth annual Off-Campus Hous-
ing Day, held in the Michigan Union
Ballroom, allowed students to talk with
representatives from 40 of Ann Arbor's
largest property management compa-
nies, as well as seven non-profit hous-
ing-related agencies.
"What we try to do is provide stu-
dents with one easily accessible place
to learn about available housing op-
tions in Ann Arbor and get answers to
housing-related questions," said Jeff
Micale, housing adviser for the off-
campus housing program.
Micale said January and February
are the peak months for the two-thirds
of University students who live off-
campus to find housing.
On average, he said, 600 to 800 stu-
dents attend the Off-Campus Housing
Day each year.
Office managers of realty companies
said the event gives them the opportunity
to show pictures of their buildings and
distribute phone numbers and informa-
tion to a large number of students at once.
The Ann Arbor Tenants Union, which
provides counseling and education about
tenant rights, was also represented.
Kim Freese, an AATU phone coun-
selor and LSA senior, said AATU re-
ceived more than 2,000 calls in the past
year about landlord/tenant conflicts.
"Look around," Freese said. "If any-
thing sounds strange or looks strange,
call us."
Janice Bodenbender, office manager
for Ann Arbor Realty, said this year the
event might have been more useful to
students if it had been held earlier in the

year.
"A lot of our stuff is gone," she said.
All of Ann Arbor Realty's houses
and three-bedroom apartments are al-
ready taken, she said.
Keystone Properties, which manages
94 units, had only 12 available as of
yesterday, Property Manager Kaye
Mears said. Three- and four-bedroom
apartments were the first to go, she said.
"This year, leasing started early,"
Mears said. She suggested that the
event's organizers should adjust the
date of the event each year, depending
on how early in the year apartments are
being taken.
LSA junior Dave Schwartz, Engineer-
ing junior Sam Wall and LSA junior
Dennis Lindell came to Off-Campus
Housing Day to find a house, but said they
did not have much luck.
"We're probably the last people left
looking for a house by this time,"
Schwartz said.
"This was our last chance," Lindell
said, "so it was definitely helpful."
LSA junior Bhatt Sujeeta and Busi-
ness junior Tracy Suykerbuyk said
they were looking for a three-bed-
room apartment and found some op-
tions. "They're getting hard to find,"
Sujeeta said.
LSA sophomore Kelly Karasiewicz
said direct contact with landlords was
more efficient than calling the compa-
nies. "You leave your name and num-
ber and they don't call back," she said.
"(Off-Campus Housing Day) was
really beneficial," Karasiewicz said.
Although only 40 of the 450 land-
lords that advertise through the Hous-
ing Office had booths at Off-Campus
Housing Day, fliers from many of the
smaller companies were available.
"Students are getting a pretty com-
prehensive look at the Ann Arbor hous-
ing market," Micale said. "Really, ev-
eryone is represented in some way."
Representatives from Student Legal

Services were also on hand to offer
students information and advice about
signing a lease and settling landlord/
tenant disputes,
"I tell clients whenever they have
dealings with a landlord, put it in writ-
ing - document what they do," SLS
Director Doug Lewis said.
He also advises students to read
their leases carefully, and if they are
signing their first lease, to have SLS
read it and help them to understand it.
One common problem, Lewis said, is
that students do not understand the term
"joint or several responsibility" in
leases. This term stipulates that if one
roommate in an apartment leaves, the
remaining students may be sued for that
person's rent.
Other difficulties students bring to
SLS include landlords who are slow to
return security deposits after the tenant
has moved out, and landlords who do
not make repairs promptly or ad-
equately, he said.
"Read your lease, know your room-
mate and know your landlord," Lewis
advised students.

education is needed.
"Doctors aren't trained to recognize
the signs of domestic abuse," Press said,
"or they are uncomfortable with it."
To educate the public about this de-
veloping field, MIWH hosts symposia
throughout the year.
"Women and HIV," "Understanding
the Variations in Menstrual Bleeding"
and "Adolescent Pregnancy" are some
of the topics featured in the seminars.
Press said she urges students to con-
siderwomen's health as an areaofstudy.
"I didn't know (women's health
courses) until I stumbled upon it," she
said.

Vaginitis Studies
Women, ages 18-60, with bacterial vaginosis (usually characterized
by vaginal odor and/or discharge) or Candida vulvovaginitis (yeast
infections, usually presenting with itching), are invited to participate.
in studies designed to evaluate new treatment modalities for these.
infections. For those who qualify, the studies include free initial,
evaluation and testing for genital infections, follow-up over 6 weeks,
one course of treatment for the infection, and a stipend to offset the
expenses of attending the office visits.
For information, please call:
Susan Countryman, Research Assistant
998-7390 or 475-1321

Attempted kidnapping

i

reports lead
DETROIT (AP) - Parents are or-
ganizing extra patrols and police are
'urging more caution in the wake of
reports of a series of attempts at kid-
napping children in Detroit-area com-
munitics.,
Attempted abductions have been re-
ported over the last several months in
Redford Township, Dearborn and Novi,
where police arrested a convicted
pedophile near a district school.
The rnost recent attempts occurred
this month near Abbot Elementary
School in Ann Arbor.
"We've been telling kids to go the

to caution
other way and make noise" when ap-
proached by strangers, said Robert
Moseley, a spokesman with the Ann
Arbor school district.
Sgt. Phil Scheel of the Ann Arbor
Police Department said each reported
abduction involved men using "treats"
or intimidation to try to get children
into a vehicle.
Police are searching for several sus-
pects including a man described as be-
tween 50 and 60 years old, with gray
hair and a muscular build. Another man
is in his 30s and others may be men in
their late teens.

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