The Michigan Daily - Thursday, February 15, 1996 - 3A
The University's innovativeresearch
,program for first- and second-year stu-
dents will be awarded the prestigious
Theodore M. Hesburgh Certificate of
Excellence on Feb. 19 in San Diego.
The Undergraduate Research Op-
portunity Program, formed in 1988
and originally aimed at a small number
of minority students, now includes
participants of all racial backgrounds
and has expanded to include 700 stu-
UROP Director Sandra Gregerman
said the reaction to UROP was not ini-
tially positive, but acceptance increased.
Hesburgh Award recipients are cho-
*.sen for their unique faculty develop-
ment programs that foster improved
teaching for undergraduates and set
precedents for universities around the
country to follow.
wormer GA recipients
flock to federal
Michigan's termination of General
Assistance five years ago caused a
dramatic increase in the number of
applications to the federal Supplemen-
tal Security Income disability program
< from 1990 to 1991, according to a
,University study released Monday.
0 LSA Profs. John Bound and Sherrie
Kossoudji and Rackham student Gema
Ricart-Moes collaborated on the study.
Their findings showed that of all the
new applicants to SSI from 1990 to
1991, two-thirds were former GA re-
,cipients who had been cut off in the
landmark 1991 decision.
The reasons for the sharp increase
are not obvious, the researchers said.
Although GA recipients received
*ess funds than those on SSI, the latter
.program's application process is more
intricate, and the participation more
Eye disease strikes
An eye disease with potentially blind-
,.ing effects is looming over 76 million
baby boomers, the oldest of which start
4urning 50 this year. Age-related macu-
lat degeneration (AM D) has already been
seen in 13 million Americans over 40
shys the Illinois-based Prevent Blind-
ness America. The disease most com-
monly occurs in those over 60.
AMD affects a vital part of the eye
,_aOled the macula. Everyday activities
such as driving and reading become
harder for those afflicted with AMD.
Rooms sometimes appear darker than
they really are; a dark spot may appear in
the field of vision.
The University's W.K. Kellogg Eye
Center has recently started a Low Vi-
~ Sion and Visual Rehabilitative Ser-
vices Center to aid patients in perform-
ing daily tasks such as writing, reading
and using the telephone.
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combie to help
Christian Unverzagt looks at one of the exhibits from the College of Architecture and Urban Planning in the Slusser
Gallery yesterday. Unverzagt is the exhibit co-coordinator.
Stolen Picasso sketches return
to 'U Museum art colcion
* After 29 years,
delivered to museum
By Bonnie Wang
For the Daily
Two sketches by Pablo Picasso and
Henry Moore will make their first ap-
pearance in 29 years at the University's
Museum of Art today.
Moore's 1929 ink and wash draw-
ing, "Study of a Seated Figure," and
Picasso's ink drawing, "Sketches From
a Window," will be delivered to the
museum at 1:30 p.m. by FBI agents
from the Ann Arbor Bureau and mem-
bers of the University Department of
The drawings were stolen from Delta
College in Bay County, Mich., in the
summer of 1967 during a traveling
exhibition. The thefts have since been
The drawings were recovered by FBI
officials late last month from a private
Los Angeles home when a woman at-
tempted to sell the Henry Moore piece
to a major consignment agency in Cali-
"Seeing the drawings returned to the
University after almost 30 years is very
exciting for us," said Leo Heatley, DPS
director, in a written statement. "We
are grateful to Ann Arbor FBI agent
Greg Stejskal and his colleagues in Los
Angeles who made this possible."
William Hennessey, director of the
University's Museum of Art, said he
shared Heatley's excitement.
"We look forward to placingthe draw-
ings on display very soon so that the
people of Michigan can enjoy them,"
Hennessey said yesterday.
However, Hennessey said the mu-
seum has not yet set a date for the
display of the drawings, because of the
unknown conditions of the pieces.
"We have to take a look to see if they
need any special conservation or
refraining, before deciding on a date
for a 'welcome-home' exhibition,"
The two pieces of art, valued at ap-
proximately $100,000 each, will add
to the museum's extensive collections.
However, Hennessey said he feels in-
creased security is unnecessary.
"It is very important to note that the
sketches were not stolen from the mu-
seum," Hennessey said. "We are very
proud of our security system and have
never had anything stolen."
Despite the return of the drawings,
the search for suspects continues. No
charges have been filed against the
California woman, who claimed'the
pictures were gifts from a family
By Ann Stewart
For the Daily
The Greek system and Domino's
pizza are lending a hand to literacy in
Ann Arbor with a program that donates
$0.50 from pizzas bought by Greek
community members to the Washtenaw
"People eat pizza anyway," said Terry
Landes, fraternity coordinator for the
Interfraternity Council. "So if we can
turn something that people ordinarily do
anyway into a benefit for the community
- that's exactly what we want to do."
The Pieces of Pie program began in the
fall semester of 1994 when the money
Resource Center in Ypsilanti.
University graduate John
Rotche, who was then man-
ager of the Ann Street
Domino's, came up with the
idea for the program.
"Having graduated from
Michigan,I was familiarwith
a lot of groups," he said. "Since they eat
a lot of pizza to begin with, I thought it
would be a neat idea if we could give
(students) areasonto order from Domino's.
and help them out by giving money back
to their charity."
The Greek system chose to donate to
the Washtenaw Literacy Program be-
cause it serves an educational benefit,
Landes said. The program began re-
ceiving the proceeds last fall.
"It's a win-win situation," Landes
said, "because the Greek community
is able to give back without taking
away from the other services they do
The Washtenaw Literacy Program
trains volunteers to tutor adults one-on-
one in basic literacy skills and English
as a second language.
Washtenaw Literacy representative
Kristine Komives said the group is cur-
rently underfunded. About 45 percent
of the funding for the program comes
from the federal government. By Octo-
ber 1996, they risk losing much of that
funding as well as approximately three-
fifths of their staff by the end of April
1996, Komives said.
"We're trying to reach out into the
private sector for financial support and
to increase general awareness in the
community," Komives said.
"Literacy is important to the private
sector because they are spending a lot
more money than they would need to
on basic on-the-job training for em-
ployees. By supporting literacy they
are improving the chances of having a
So far the program has earned about
$750 for Washtenaw Literacy, Komives
said. The group is currently looking for
ways to increase that total.
The Greek house that buys the most
pizza each month receives a pizza party.
Last year, the program earned $3,300
for the HIV/AIDS Resource Center,
The Domino's store has
also benefited from the pro-
"Our sales went up on the
average of85 percent. I have
to attribute probably 40 per-
cent of that to the Pieces of
Pie program," Rotche said.
Despite reports that
Domino's CEO Tom Monaghan has
given financial support to anti-abor-
tion groups, the program faced little
opposition from Greek system mem-
"Domino's is good pizza and the
charity aspect is really nice," said Ravi
Madan, president of Theta Xi frater-
nity. "You'll run into people (whose
views) you disagree with but ifyou can
look past those differences and help
out a good charity - it's great."
"I don't want to imply that (the
Greek community) doesn't care about
the issue," said Panhellenic Associa-
tion adviser Mary Beth Seiler. "I
brought it up for discussion, but we
felt it was silly to discount the whole
idea when there's so much good that
can be done."
Seiler and Landes also noted the
program is an Ann Street store promo-
tion and is not in conjunction with the
Pi Beta Phi treasurer Sarah
Chobanian said, "I think his views are
unrelated and shouldn't overshadow
the good the charity does."
Both Landes and Seiler said they
would not have continued the program
if it received many complaints, but so
farthe positive aspects have outweighed
Professor finds high isk of spreading
disease in rooming house bathrooms
By Maggie Weyhing
Daily Staff Reporter
In a case that has been pending for two
years, the city of Mount Clemens has
come up with evidence they think will
help in their effort to prohibit rooming
houses. However, this evidence, ifproved
valid, could affect University facilities-
especially residence halls.
The evidence came in the form of an
affidavit signed by Dr. David Markovitz,
associate professor in the Division of
Infectious Diseases at the University.
In his affidavit, Markovitz said, "toi-
let facilities shared by unrelated tenants
of a multiple unit dwelling pose a po-
tential health risk to the occupants."
Markovitz continued to explain that
should these tenants be ill and not exer-
cise proper hygiene practices, the risk
of contracting diseases such as Hepati-
tis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV increases.
Hal Carroll, attorney and University
alum representing the rooming houses,
saw problem with the wording of the
affidavit. He said Markovitz's affida-
vit, if proved true, could not only apply
to rooming houses, but to any building
with public bathrooms.
Carroll then sent a copy ofMarkovitz's
affidavit to both University Housing and
"If there is such a risk, then what are
the implications concerning dormitories
U MSA Budget Priorities Committee chair Matt Curin said he wanted to circulate a petition about a $115,000 minimum
:;nfunding. This was incorrectly reported in yesterday's Daily.
A band named "19 Wheels" opened for Jack Logan's concert. This was incorrectly reported in Tuesday's Daily.
Theta Psi Beta is not a part of the Black Greek Association. This was incorrectly reported in Friday's Daily.
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What's happening in Anon Arbor today
or football locker rooms, where people
share toilet facilities and showers,"
Carroll said. "If what Dr. Markovitz
says is true, then I think the University
should know. I thought it was fair to ask
the dormitories and hospitals what they
think of this."
Although Markovitz was hesitant to
speak about his affidavit, expressing
concern over the legal consequences of
making a statement, he did say that
Carroll's interpretations are exaggerated.
"One can take anything to an irratio-
nal extreme. Nothing is 100-percent
true, and nothing is 100-percent false,"
Markovitz said. "One can always take
everything and exaggerate it."
After receiving the affidavit, William
Zeller, director of Housing, referred it to
the University's legal council office.
"We meet all country and state codes as
far as cleanliness is concerned," Zeller
Dave Foulke, associate director of
Housing, said the difference between
rooming houses and residence halls lies
in the cleaning procedures.
"The bathrooms are cleaned every
day, and there is appropriate emergency
cleaning on the weekend," Foulke said.
"In rooming houses it may be different,
it may be more of a self-cleaning pro-
Kristiana Harkna, an LSA first-year
student and Bursley resident, said the
only time she may fear the bathrooms'
uncleanliness is on the weekends.
"I think compared to most schools,
our bathrooms are the cleanest. I really
don't fear catching anything. However,
sometimes on the weekends the bath-
rooms get a little dirty," Harkna said.
Foulke added that he does not recall
any case of HIV or ' any other disease
that has been contracted by the shared
bathroom facilities of the dormitories.
Markovitz said there is a difference
between rooming houses and residence
halls that makes the health risks at a
residence hall significantly less.
"There is a different population of
people who live in residence halls than
who live in rooming houses," Markovitz
You are invited to hear
Dr. James Skillen
Director, Center for Public
Justice, Washington D.C.
"Christians Unmasked: Christian
Responsibility in the Public Arena"
Saturday, February 17, 7:00 pm
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