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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 25, 1997 -3A

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Experts discuss
ecological issues
Daniel Mazmanian, dean of the
School of Natural Resources, will open
a symposium today that explores con-
servation issues.
"Ecosystem Management: For a
World We Can Live In" features lec-
tures by local field experts.
The talks begin at 8:30 a.m. in
Woodman Hall in the Dana building
and conclude at 4 p.m.
For more information, contact
Vachel Selk via e-mail at
Visiting professor
gets his feet wet
G. Wilse Robinson of Texas Tech
University will present a seminar talk
today titled "A Molecular-Level
Understanding of Water from the
*ottom Up'
Themevent begins with a lecture at 4
p.m. in the Chemistry building, Room
1640, and will end with a Q&A ses-
Talk planned on
plate tectonics
David Chapman of the University of
Utah will discuss continental drift and
iydrothermal circulation as a part of
the Department of Geology's Turner
Lecture Series.
The talk is scheduled for 4 p.m.
tomorrow in C.C. Little, Room 1528.
Lecturer to speak
on black women
Sharla Fett of the University of
Arizona will lecture on historical treat-
ment difficulties tomorrow as a part of
the History of Medicine and Health
Her talk is titled "Recaptured
African women and U.S. southern
physicians: A mid-19th century med-
ical encounter in the black Atlantic
The History Department, which
*osts the lecture, has scheduled it for
3:10 p.m. in Tisch Hall, Room 1014.
Climatologist to
discuss climate
Max Tilzer will discuss his research
on climate change Tuesday.
His work focuses on the relationship
etween present-day polar atmospheric
hemistry and the climate changes in
Earth's past.
Tilzer is a member of the Alfred
Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine
Research in Bremerhaven, Germany.
His lecture is planned for 11 a.m. in
the GLERL's main conference room
Talk scheduled
%on age, healing
James Ashton-Miller will conduct a
seminar titled "Effect of Age on Human

Fall Recovery" on Wednesday.
The talk, which begins at 3:45 a.m.
in. 1017 HH Dow building, is spon-
sored by the College of Engineering.
Medical and pre-med students are
encouraged to attend.
EMU biology
seminar continues
The Eastern Michigan University
Biology Seminar series continues
Wednesday with a lecture by Michael
Conrad titled "Evolutionary computing:
from artificial ecosystems to learning
Conrad, a Wayne State University
professor, will discuss the strengths and
limitations of modeling evolutionary
phenomena using computers.
The seminar is scheduled to begin
at noon, at EMU's Mark Jefferson
-Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
David Bricker:

'U' law prof. to
work on Clinton's
adoption initiative

By Sam Stavis
Daily Staff Reporter
There are currently about 450,000
children in temporary foster care in
the United States, and Donald
Duquette, a University clinical pro-
fessor of law and the head of the
Child Advocacy Law Clinic, plans to
do something about it.
"This is serious," Duquette said.
"These are the kids who end up in
mental institutions and prisons."
Duquette plans to spend the 1997-98
academic year in Washington, working
on Adoption
2002, an ini-
tiative started "These ar
by President
Clinton in who end u
The main insons
goal of the
initiative is to isons.
double the
yearly num-
ber of chil-
dren adopted
by 2002.
Clinton said in his initial proposal
that he was "committed to giving the
children waiting in our nation's foster
care system what every child in
America deserves - loving parents
and a healthy, stable home."
But, Duquette added that some of
these children have no home to return
"Large numbers of these kids will
end up being rootless," Duquette said.
"They won't have any permanent
home. They will be in five, six foster
homes. We can do a lot better for these
children. I'd like to develop a strategy
to do that."
Adoption 2002 focuses on chang-
ing how state governments handle
adoption and foster care, offering fed-
eral assistance to move more foster
children into permanent homes more
"One part of the initiative is to devel-
op some guidelines for model state
laws regarding foster care," Duquette
said. "That is what I'm responsible for
The initiative also will try to clarify

laws that prevent the unnecessary
removal of children from their families
and break down racial and ethnic barri-
ers to adoption.
Part of the strategy to accomplish
these goals includes putting together an
expert work group from across the
country, Duquette said. This group will
be divided into several smaller sub-
groups, which will examine child wel-
fare practice and focus on specific
areas that need attention.
"This expert work group is a sound-
ing board. They'll come up with ideas
and review
t h e m,"
the kids Duquette said.
One of the
n m nL biggest prob-
lems facing
and children in


foster care is
the difficult
- Donald Duquette court process
Clinical law professor required for a
change in
"W ha t's
happened up to now is that the courts
have relied on the adversarial system,"
Duquette said.
This system relies on court con-
frontation to resolve differences, which
he said is inappropriate when dealing
with delicate issues such as adoption
and foster care.
One of Duquette's goals is to replace
the adversarial system with mediation
and family group conferencing. "What
it does is move the adversarial system
into the background and try to work
out ways to solve these family prob-
lems in a cooperative fashion. In some
parts of the country this is really work-
ing well," he said.
Duquette is enthusiastic about the
future of these reforms.
"There are a lot of serious problems,
but there's going to be a whole new
way to address them in three or four
years from now. We're on the brink of
some radical changes in how courts
handle child cases."
Duquette plans to return to the
University for the 1998-99 academic
year to resume his previous position.

Kinesiology senior Angle Spence attends to a student athlete as part of her clinical training needed to become a certi-
fled trainer.
Students reCeive expenence as
athietic trainers for 'M' teams

By Steve Horwitz
For the Daily
Taking 120 hours of credit in classes like physiology,
physics and sports psychology, plus attending up to 40
hours per week at athletic practices is a lot for any stu-
dent to handle.
Just ask the 38 University students who are part of
the athletic trainer program run by the Division of
Staff trainer Lisa Hass, co-coordinator of the pro-
gram, said student trainers learn quickly how to bal-
ance their studies with athletic responsibilities.
"Time management is the biggest challenge our stu-
dents face," Hass said.
A typical day for trainers
begins with a full slate of class- l' a grE
es in the morning, followed by
afternoon and evening practices experience
that take from two to seven ,

"It's a great way to experience what being a trainer at
a school is really like, " Spence said.
One of the perks of the student training program is the
opportunity to accompany teams to away contests.
Spence spent last spring break assisting the gym-
nastics team at a tournament in California. Hass said
not all trainers have the opportunity to travel to warm'
exotic places, but on-the-road experiences are not
Spence said traveling to other campuses is a great
opportunity to "meet people and get key connections
within the athletic community."
Sometimes, though, the time
commitment can become so
ot way to overwhelming that the students,
start to slip in the classroom.
what being That's where Patricia Van
SVolkinburg comes in. She's.ly
is really other co-coordinator of the px-
gram, and she focuses on ca
mic responsibilities.; .
- Lisa Hass There is no specific GPA'ta
Staff trainer needs to be maintained to stay i';,
the program, but Van Volkinburg


hours, depending on which
team's practices they are sched-
uled to attend.

a trainer. ,,

Guild offers sneak
previews for students

During practice, they
"observe and take care of any
injury at practice and assist
(the staff trainers) with any-
thing possible," Hass said.
Hass said the program, which is set up like an intern-
ship at a corporation, fosters a "close partnership
between the students and the staff trainers."
The newer student trainers must consult with the staff
trainers on-hand at the practice before assessing and
evaluating any injuries, but those with many hours of
training under their belt can treat the athletes them-
Some students, like LSA senior Angie Spence, who
already has the required 1,500 hours of clinical time to
become a certified trainer, can run the training aspects
of some team practices without the daily accompani-
ment of a staff trainer.
For Spence, the experience she has gained in work-
ing with so many different teams has been invaluable.

keeps "close tabs" on all her stu-
Van Volkinburg said the training program opens doors
for most of the students involved.
"Many students go onto graduate programs, and
many go and get teaching certificates and teach and,,
train at the high school level," Van Volkinburg said.
"Some go directly into semi-pro and college training
Van Volkinburg said University coaching staffs arez
especially appreciative of the service provided by stu-
dent trainers because their work comes without a
price tag.
"(A) positive relationship exists between student,
trainers and varsity coaches, and many of the students
get letters of recommendation from the coaches," Van
Volkinburg said.


By Ericka M. Smith
Daily Staff Reporter
Imagine a place where movies are
free. Stop pretending, free showings
are happening on campus, just ask the
375 students who saw "The Game"
two weeks ago in the Lorch Hall audi-
The free event was sponsored by
the Cinema Guild, which promises "at
least one more" free showing on cam-
pus, said Harry Todd, the group's
Sneak previews of films are not at all
foreign to the University community.
Todd said the campus was selected as
one of several movie testing sites
throughout the United States about
seven years ago.
"We've typically done up to five or
six previews per year" Todd said. "All
these college previews were set up by
advertising agencies. Studios want to
give a boost to the film."
Students were told to line up for
auditorium passes at least two hours
before "The Game" was ready to begin.
Tickets were not available prior to ;how
time, which prompted long lines of
hopeful students.
At the event, eight students were
given notebook organizer door prizes
while 40 others were asked to com-
plete viewer response cards. The
cards are sent to an adverting agency
that compiles the student responses
with others from different testing
Inside the screening, students who
watched the movie said the only
thing missing from a movie theater
atmosphere was the buttered pop-
"For students on a limited budget,

free movies are a great night's enter-
tainment," said LSA sophomore
Shanghne Manning.
LSA junior Jide Mbanefo, who
watched the film, said he appreciated
the free event but wished the University
sponsored more events without charge
for students.
"It's one of the few things that the
University actually does completely
free of charge;" Mbanefo said. "Most
colleges have free concerts and like
events, but Michigan is not known for
its generosity when it comes to free
While students who arrived early got
into the sneak preview at "The Game,"
more than 50 others who were left
standing in the hallway said the real
game was outside the doors of the audi-
LSA sophomore Trevor Gardner said
his frustration quickly escalated to
anger when he found out he was not
getting in.
"I'm pretty pissed at the mOment,"
Gardner said. "It was poorly orga-
RC senior Beth Lasser, who said she
stood in line "too long" to find out there
were no passes left, criticized the ticket
"I think it's ridiculous we have to
line up for two hours or 1 1/2 hours in
advance to pick up tickets," Lasser
said. "We could pick them up in line
somewhere else and they could still be
first-come, first-serve."
Todd said since the advertising
agency that helps sponsor the event
does not give much notice before a
film showing, "it is best to look for
posters advertising the next show-



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