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Pregnant moms
should monitor
their exercise
Instead of using expensive heart
monitors to measure their exertion,
pregnant women who exercise should
simply listen to their bodies, according
to a study by SeonAe Yeo, University
assistant professor of Nursing.
Yeo studied the effect of moderate
exercise on 18 healthy, non-smoking
pregnant women and the heart rates of
their fetuses. The women - who were
between 16 and 38 weeks of gestation -
orked out by pedaling a wheel with
0eir hands for 15 to 20 minutes as Yeo
and her assistants measured the women's
heart rate, body temperature, oxygen
intake and the heart rate of the fetus.
"The principal concern about preg-
nant women exercising is that they may
overheat," Yeo said. "If a pregnant
woman's temperature climbs higher
than 39-40 degrees Centigrade (102.2-
104 degrees Fahrenheit) in early preg-
ncy, it may damage the fetus' central
ervous system."
While exercising, the women report-
ed how much they felt they were exert-
ing themselves on the rate of perceived
exertion scale recommended by the
American College of Sports Medicine.
"All the women knew then their RPE
was light and when it was somewhat
hard," Yeo said. "Their bodies and
brains were very good monitors:'
Researchers
invent fake knees
After more than a decade of experi-
ments, University researchers have
developed an artificial knee that uti-
lizes the body's natural bone-growing
mechanism instead of using synthetic
glue to hold the joint in place.
Larry Matthews, professor of ortho-
dic surgery, with Steven Goldstein,
surgery professor and bioengineer, cre-
ated the knee, which may result in a
longer-lasting, more firmly implanted
prosthesis than previous models.
Named Instacone, the artificial
knee has porous titanium cones pro-
jecting from its surface that, once
hammered into the tibia, form a trellis
for the bone to climb and find ideal
spaces for efficient stress distribution.
*e device is currently undergoing
safety trials.
More than 150,000 knee-replace-
ment operations occur each year in the
United States.
Presidential trivia
found on web site
Anyone curious to know which pres-
*nt never lived in the White House,
which president didn't go to bed before
2 a.m. or which president swam nude in
the Potomac River every day can find
answers in Presidents of the United
States, a new World Wide Web site
offered on the University's Internet
Public Library.
POTUS has biographies, speeches,
writings, term highlights and odd trivia
about all of the presidents, and audio
video clips of the more recent ones.
d to give an insightful, personal look
at each president, first ladies, cabinet

members and other persons close to the
executive office are covered.
Created to make presidential
research simpler and easier, POTUS.
dljows for quick jumps to election
ibsults, historical documents and inau-
giral addresses.
=The IPL is staffed by professional and
unteer librarians from around the
world, maintaining a variety of reference
resources and children's programs.
According to POTUS, George
Washington never lived in the White
House (he died before it was complet-
ed in 1800), John Quincy Adams swam
inde in the Potomac River.
7 Check out POTUS at
http://www ipl.org/ref/POTUS/.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Brian Campbell.

Resolution program breaks from MSA

By Bram Elias
For the Daily
Until recently, University students who had dis-
putes could go to a subcommittee of the Michigan
Student Assembly. Times are changing.
The Student Dispute Resolution Program, for-
merly a service of the MSA students' rights com-
mission, is in the process of becoming an indepen-
dent student organization.
Scott Pence, executive director and founder of
SDRP, cited organizational flexibility as one of the
main reasons for the group's split from the assem-
bly.
"Working under MSA, any decision you make
needs to be OK'd through three people. We are
ready to start moving at our own pace," Pence said.
"We have outgrown MSA."

The SDRP provides free-of-charge mediation
services to students who have personal conflicts
that are too severe to handle on their own.
Mediation can be used as an attempt to head off
possible legal conflicts or Code of Student
Conduct litigation.
During this semester, funding for the program
will still come from MSA. After that, the group
will begin searching for entirely private sources of
funds. Pence said this task wouldn't be too daunt-
ing, though.
"Getting funds from MSA has been a 'maybe,
maybe not' situation. But when we've looked for
funding elsewhere, the response is normally, 'Why
do you need funding from us if you have MSA?"'
Pence said. "Working under MSA any longer
would spell doom for us."

MSA President Fiona Rose thought the pro-
gram's decision to become autonomous set a good
precedent.
"I would like student leaders to feel that (MSA)
is a launching pad for groups. In this case, we did
our job well," Rose said.
SDRP may still have some launching left, how-
ever. Although the program has grown enough to
attempt functioning as an independent organiza-
tion, it still suffers from a lack of publicity.
"I've never heard of it," said LSA senior
Jacquline Nunn. "I don't know if I'd use the pro-
gram, either. I suppose if I thought I was right I
might go. But if they tell me I'm wrong, I'd prob-
ably still go to court."
But LSA first-year student Ade Adesuyi said he
liked the resolution program's concept.

"If I have a serious problem, I'm not going to go
to my (resident adviser), and I sure don't want to
spend all that money in court. I'd go to SDRP," he
said.
Pence said he hopes the departure from MSA
will lead more people to that conclusion. "This
change is a stepping stone toward the SDRP
becoming a real leader in University-centered
mediation services."
The program is advised by the Washtenaw
County Dispute Resolution Center, a service of the
Michigan Supreme Court.
"(WDRC handles) mediations regarding every-
thing from family disputes to arguments between
contractors," said WDRC Executive Director
Stacey Smith. "We deal with everything except
violence and drugs"

Web site offers law
students guidance

By Matthew Rochkind
For the Daily
Despite its name, founders say
almost anyone can find something
engaging on Law Schools Online, a
new page on the World Wide Web tar-
geted at law and pre-law students.
Laurie Gordon, an editor at Counsel
Connect, said that LSO is designed to
attract even the law student who has no
knowledge of computers.
"LSO is designed to help the real-
world students," she said. "We want to
give content that people want to read
about. It's a place for law students all
across the country to go to be able to
talk to others:'
For law students, LSO offers a vari-
ety of discussion groups in which stu-
dents can post messages. Discussion
ranges in subjects from job advice and
current events to a haven for the
stressed student called Law School
Daze.
The page provides hundreds of links
to law references, libraries and other
resources and can be found at:
http:/lawschools.counsel.com.
There is also a comprehensive job
search tool, which Law second-year
student Mya Bronson said would be
useful.
"I think the best utilization of the site
would be its job-search capacity," she
said. "Of course, I skipped over that
aspect and headed straight for the Court
TV roundup"
In a section of pages labeled Court
TV, students can access case-files and
verdicts from around the country, and
can get answers to questions in a Legal
Helpline. The Helpline includes forums
on topics from Cyberspace Law to
Small Businesses, questions can be e-

mailed to other lawyers.
Todd Drucker, Counsel Connect law
editor, said this is where Counsel
Connect members become most useful.
Counsel Connect is an online service
used by more than 40,000 member
attorneys nationwide to interact with
each other.
"LSO is a really unique thing
because it draws from Counsel Connect
(members)," Drucker said. "They often
go to LSO and help out."
Drucker also said that LSO is-very
useful to the pre-law student, and even
the student who is just consideringa
career in law.
"If you're an undergrad and you're
thinking 'maybe I'll go, maybe I won't,'
this is a great place to figure it out," he
said.
For undergraduates, the site includes
web pages from law schools worldwide
and a page on bar exam preparation.
Thread of the Week and Lawyer
Search are other tools available on
LSO.
The weekly feature contains insight
into important details of life. This
week's feature was, "Can the right out-
fit land you a job?"
The Lawyer Search finds lawyers
in Counsel Connect by location, area
of expertise, or several other cate-
gories.
Bronson said she had not heard of
the site before, but once she visited it
she said it was entertaining and easy to
use.
"It was clear what was serious and
what was loose," she said. "There is
something for everyone from the slack-
ers to the gunners.
Brown said she will probably access;
the page again in the future.

JOE WESTRATE/Daily
Engineering students Janet Booth and Jim Kane discuss automotive design at a meeting last night in the Engineering
Programs Building.
'U' students aln hands-on
training in automobile design

By Pamela Jakiela
For the Daily
How many students get the opportu-
nity to build fantastic cars that they
have designed themselves? Members
of the Society of Automotive
Engineers get do just that throughout
the year.
The University's student branch of
the SAE, an international organization

SAE because he sees the organization
as a unique opportunity for engineering
students.
"By working in SAE, you can tailor
your involvement to what you want to
learn about,"he said.
The SAE is forming two new sub-
groups this year - a microtruck
design team and a methanol vehicle
team.

that sets auto
industry stan-
dards, gives stu-
dents the oppor-
tunity to gain
practical design
experience
before entering
the working
world.
"SAE gives
engineering stu-
dents the oppor-
tunity to use the
knowledge we

This type of
activity is what
prepares students
for careers in the
industrial world.
- Tom Glasby
SAE faculty adviser

The truck
team is cur-
rently prepar-
ing a 1/10-
scale model
pickup for an
October all-
terrain com-
petition spon-
sored by SAE
Detroit. Team
members will
not be
allowed to
operate the

sored methanol challenge several years
ago.
"The car has a fully converted inter-
nal-combustion engine powered by
methanol, which is a completely renew-
able energy source," Szynkowski said.
In addition, the car has an on-board
computer system.
SAE faculty adviser Tom Glasby
said, "We need more University recog-
nition for the value of programs like
these. This type of activity is what pre-
pares students for careers in the indus-
trial world:"
The group's projects are all extracur-
ricular and currently not for credit.
"Our long-term goal is to get more
course credit for the projects. Many
other schools offer classes which do
what we do on our own," Glasby said.
In addition to providing students with
hands-on opportunities, the SAE also
facilitates interaction between
Engineering undergrads and members
of the business community.
Student members also will meet
with industry representatives at the
annual SAE expo in November, the
largest engineering conference in the
world.
According to Szynkowski, the
University's SAE won both competi-
tions for professionalism in a student
branch at last year's expo.

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have gained in classes in building
things from the ground up,"said branch
President Lee Szynkowski, an
Engineering senior.
Teams of about 50 people work on
vehicle design projects throughout the
year.
Engineering graduate student David
Silberstein said he recently joined the

vehicle during competition, so it must
either avoid landscape obstacles or
move over them without human assis-
tance.
Szynkowski is supervising the for-
mation of a second new design team,
which will renovate a methanol vehi-
cle. SAE members originally acquired
a Chevy Corsica for an SAE-spon-

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