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The Michigan Daily - Friday, November 7, 1997 - 3

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Sorority house
has composite
photos stolen
he Ann Arbor Police Department
ght 15 subjects trying to break in
o a sorority house on Washtenaw
Avenue and Hill Street on Wednesday.
,Department of Public Safety officers
assisted AAPD with the call. Two
members of the group who had been
allowed to enter the sorority house then
-proceeded to break into the basement
of the house, according to DPS reports.
The two subjects then stole eight
mposite photos. A vehicle was seen
ickly leaving the sorority house, DPS
reports state.
Woman assaulted
with brick
A woman was hit with a brick on the
,fist floor of the East Medical Center
parking lot Wednesday, according to
PS reports.
After being hit, the subject fell to the
ground and was found by security from
University Hospitals.
The injured woman remained
motionless until taken to the hospital
emergency room.
Student burns
foot with butter
A student burned her foot with hot
utter Wednesday, DPS reports state.
The East Quad resident injured her-
self when she was cooking in the resi-
dence hall kitchen.
-She told DPS officers that as she was
pouring hot butter into a bowl, a por-
-tion of the buttersplashed out and land-
edon the top of her right foot, causing
pain and injury.
DPS officers rushed the victim to the
iversity Hospitals for treatment of
'he burns.
Computing site
vandalized
A computing site on the first floor of
the Mosher Jordan residence hall was
broken into Wednesday, according to
DPS reports.
-,-A window pane on the site's door
s smashed and the caller told DPS
t he saw a male suspect breaking the
window.
DPS officers responded to the scene
but could not locate the broken window
or any suspects.
Student drops
weight on head
A male student was lifting weights in
uzens residence hall when he
ropped a weight bar on his head
-Tuesday, according to DPS reports.
DPS reports state the equipment had
,,xialfunctioned. The cable to the handle
of the weight machine snapped as the
tudent pulled the handle downward,
DPS reports state.
The handle then hit his head, causing
injury and a small lump.
The student called DPS and was
ransported to University Hospitals for
eatment.
Woman falls
down staircase

A female fell down the stairs of the
Medical Science Building on Tuesday,
iausing injury to her tailbone, DPS
reports state.
The caller told DPS that the injured
oman fell down the stairwell and was
Caiting there with another person.
The caller let Huron Valley
Ambulance into the building and led
them to the injured person, who was
4t-hen transported to University
Hospitals.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Stephanie Hepburn.

Speeches
look at
changes
m ISR
By Mike Haven
Daily StaffReporter
More than 200 people attended a
symposium at Rackham Auditorium
last night about the psychology of eth-
nic conflict.
The event was part of the 50th
anniversary celebration of the
Institute for Social Research and also
commemorated the 25th anniversary
of the Katz Newcomb Lectures.
These lectures were established to
recognize the achievements of Dave
Katz and Ted Newcomb, two former
University social psychologists who
studied group interaction.
Psychology Prof. James
Jackson, one of the event coordi-
nators, said the sessions will tack-
le perplexing questions in social
science.
"We want to understand why peo-
pie hate others based on group char-
acteristics such as ethnicity," Jackson
said. "How do collections of individ-
uals deal with notions of differences?
How can we apply this to make things
better for the future?"
To help discuss and answer these
questions, Jackson has gathered
experts in political science and sociol-
ogy, as well as intellectuals in the pub-
lic sector. Jackson said the goal is to
cover various aspects of ethnic con-
flict .
Univeristy President Lee
Bollinger's brief comments on
freedom of speech in relation to
ethnic conflict were followed by
the keynote address given by
Michael Berenbaum, president and
chief executive officer of the
Survivors of the Shoah Visual
History Foundation in Los
Angeles.
His talk, entitled "The Holocaust
and its Remembrances," described
changing views of the Holocaust

MSA candidates
meet as fifth
party enters fray

® Candidates discuss
issues of financing,
campaigning process
By Susan T. Port
Daily Staff Reporter
Two weeks before election day, the
Michigan Student Assembly's candi-
date list just got bigger.
After appealing to MSA on
Wednesday night, the Defend
Affirmative Action Party became eli-
gible to run in the upcoming
November elections, despite filing
past the 5:30 p.m. deadline last
Friday.
Since MSA compiled its election
packets late, the assembly allowed
DAA to join the other four parties.
All candidates running from five
student parties - DAA, Liberty
Party, Michigan Party, Students'
Party and the United Rebels Front -
met last night to discuss campaign
regulations.
LSA senior Jessica Curtin, who is
running under the DAA's platform, said
it was ridiculous for MSA to try to stop
her party from running because of a
technicality. Curtin added that if her
party did not run, the issue of affirma-
tive action would not be addressed in
the election.
"I am totally thrilled to get the
chance to have our issues heard," Curtin
said.
LSA Rep. Ryan Friedrichs, who
chairs MSA's Communications
Committee, said having an extra party
on the ballot will give student voters
more choice.
"(It) gave room for the court to bal-
ance out the fairness of elections," said
Friedrichs, an LSA junior.
During last night's meeting, all
candidates were told to limit spending
to only $500. Receipts also must be
given to MSA Election Director

Yejide Peters.
Peters said the objective of last
night's meeting was to clarify and
provide information to MSA candi-
dates.
"We wanted a face-to-face meeting
with the candidates," said Peters, an
LSA senior.
MSA Vice President Olga Savic said
when candidates have more money than
their running mates, they have ;an
advantage. She pointed out that running
with a party also helps candidates gain
publicity.
"The thing about the parties is pool-
ing together resources of the candidates
so you can get your name out therc,'
Savic said. "I rode along the parties'
coat tails."
LSA sophomore Ann Coulouris, who
is running with the Students' Party, said
last night's meeting illustrated the
importance that money plays in elec-
tions.
"It cleared up the depth of some peo-
ple's pockets and their willingness to
employ all financial means necessary,"
Coulouris said.
"I am afraid of what will happen to a
guy like me who doesn't have money to
throw around in a election like tiis,"
Coulouris added.
LSA Rep. Pak Man Shuen, who's
running with the United Rebels Front,
disagrees that candidates buy their
votes in MSA elections.
"Voter turnout is so low. Capping
election spending will only make it
lower," Shuen said.
Dan Scrota, head of the Michigan
Party, said limits censor student cndi-
dates because every piece of campaign
literature has to be stamped by MSA
officials.
"It's a bad idea for MSA to say how
much they can say and what they can't
say," Serota said. "If everything handed
out has to be stamped out, it will take
years."

LOUIS BROWN/Daily
Michael Berenbaum, president and chief executive officer of the survivors of
the Shoah Visual History Foundation, Los Angeles, Calif.

since World War 11.
Berenbaum stressed listening to the
voices of those who survived in order
to confront and fully understand its
reality.
"The devil in the Holocaust is in
the details. The evil is more evil. The
good is more good," Berenbaum said.
"The Holocaust is the absolute event
by which all other events are mea-
sured."
Patricia Gurin, a psychology
and women's studies professor,
emphasized the importance of
analyzing genocidal episodes indi-
vidually.
"Because the Holocaust is an
extreme example, you run into

trouble when you base everything
on the lessons learned. You have to
look at each case on its own,"
Gurin said.
Many students attended the session
to gain more understanding of the
Holocaust. LSA junior Eileen
Sherwin said she was came because
of a class.
"I'm taking a class about the
Holocaust, so I thought it would be
interesting and educational to hear
Mr. Berembaum speak," Sherwin
said.
The Katz Newcomb Lectures will
run through November. In April, the
ISR will sponsor a case study investi-
gation of ethnic conflict.

Russian engineer talks about
place of women in science

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Daily Staff Reporter
Over pizza and Pepsi, a group of
Engineering students and a researcher
from Russia discussed the role of
Russian women in engineering yester-
day.
"Behind every discovery is a good
solid contribution by a Russian
woman," said Irene Podnozova, an
engineer based in St. Petersburg,
Russia.
Podnozova, who is also head of for-
eign relations at the St. Petersburg
Institute for Informatics and
Automation Sciences, is visiting the
United States as part the U.S. Air
Force's Windows on Science program,
an effort to promote cooperation and
exchange ideas between Russian and
American scientists.
Podnozova is part of a Russian envoy
travelling in different parts of the
United States through Wednesday.
According to Podnozova, 56 percent
of Russia's engineers are women. This
came as a surprise to many in the group
last night, who remarked that fewer
women apply to science and engineer-
ing in the United States than other
nations.
"When we were looking for our
careers, we wanted to support ourselves
in life, and engineering gave us the
opportunity to do that," Podnozova said.

The group of students who met with
Podnozova formed a month ago. Led by
Patty Kelly, a graduate student in aero-
space engineering, the group works to
give female students more contact and
hands-on experiences with women
involved in engineering. The group
does not yet have a name.
"The people who actually get their
hands dirty - we want these people to
tell us how they get to do what they do,"
Kelly said.
Future projects for the group include
taking apart a car engine, and possibly
building a plane modeled after one of
the Wright Brothers' creations.
Podnozova was asked why there were
so few prominent females associated
with engineering in Russia if women
are so abundant in the field.
"I think that in many cases men are
more career driven," Podnozova said. She
added that in Russian society, women are
more inclined to work as a means to sup-
port their family. "It is not a desire but a
necessity to work," Podnozova said.
Topics also included differences in
the U.S. and Russian education sys-
tems for engineering fields and
whether sexual harrassment is as
prevalent in Russia as it is in the
United States.
Podnozova said Russia has incidents
of sexual harrasment, but added that
"it's not a custom to go to court yet"

"Life is broader
than science.77
- Irene Podnozova
Russian engineer
Podnozova also noted that would-be
scientists should make sure they keep
their horizons broad.
"Life is broader than science. Don't
stop on science only," Podnozova said.
Kelly said the atmosphere at last
night's meeting was constructive.
"I thought it was great that we
could be so intimate," Kelly said.
"We could be more comfortable ask-
ing questions."
Bill Kaufman, a professor of aero-
space engineering at the University,
said the exchange program shows the
way foreign relations have evolved in
recent years.
"It's a big change since the Cold.
War ended," Kaufman said, adding
that U.S. and Russian researchers
work together on issues including
supersonic transport, the greenhouse
effect and problems involving
nuclear waste.
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The University of Michigan
School of Music
Friday, November 7
Guest Master Class
Hakan Hagegard, baritone
Britton Recital Hall, E. V. Moore Bldg., 3 p.m.
Guest Recital
Warren Jones, piano, joined by Harry Sargous, oboe; Bryan
Kennedy, French Horn; Richard Beene, bassoon; Fred
Ormand, clarinet; and Erling Blondal Bengtsson, cello
*music by Mozart, Brahms and Ponchielli
Britton Recital Hall, E. V. Moore Bldg., 8p.m.
Saturday, November 8
Michigan Marching Band Crisler Concert
Crisler Arena, 2 p.m.
Tickets $5 for adults and $2 for children 1 1 and under
Sunday, November 9
Stearns Lecture Series
David Sutherland, Ph.D., "The Rembrandt in the Attic; or,
A Treasure in the Stearns Collection Identified"
Britton Recital Hall, E. V. Moore Bldg., 2 p.m.
Horn Studio Recital: students of Prof. Bryan Kennedy
Britton Recital Hall, E. V. Moore Bldg., 7:30 p.m.
Guest Master Class
Double Image Percussion
David Friedman and David Samuels
McIntosh Theatre, E. V. Moore Bldg., 3 p.m.
Guest Recital
Double Image Percussion
McIntosh Theatre, E. V. Moore Bldg., 7 p.m.
Tuesday, November 11
Campus Symphony Orchestra
McIntosh Theatre, E. V. Moore Bldg., 8 p.m
Wednesday, November 12
Campus Band
Jamie L. Nix, conductor
" music by Nelson, Holst, Bach, Ticheli, Shostakovich
Hill Auditorium, 8p.m.
Thursday, November 13
Guest Lecture/Demonstration: Ursula Oppens, pianist
" Discussion of music of Elliott Carter
Britton Recital Hall, E. V. Moore Bldg., 3 p.m.
Faculty Recital
Stephen Rush, piano; Fritz Kaenzig, tuba; Jeffrey Zook,
flute: Avako Kato. choreographer

Correction
U U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno spoke at the University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center in Santa Monica
ast August. This was incorrectly reported in yesterday's Daily.
What's happening in Ann Arbor this weekend

FRIDAY
Z "Graduate Students and Young
Professionals Shabbat
Schmooze," Sponsored b Hillel,
Hillel, 1429 Hill St., Call for time.
U "Graduate Students Mishneh Torah
Chug," Sponsored by Hillel, Hillel,
1429 Hill St., 8:30 a.m.
U "Male Idols of the Japanese
Cinema," Movie screening,
Sponsored b The Center for
.. Japanese Studies, Natural
5 - -Science Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Program, Intramural. Spor ts
Building, Wrestling Room, 5-6 p.m.
SATURDAY
L- "india Festival of Ughts, Diwali,"
Sponsored by University Family
Housing, Family Housing
Community Center, 1000
McIntyre Dr., 6 p.m.
Q "Informational Gathering about
Violence Against Women,"
Sponsored by Soundings and
LifeWorks, LifeWork and

Christian Reformed Church, 1717
Broadway, 6 p.m.
Q "Weekly Rummage Sale," Sponsored
by The Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor,
Kiwanis Building, 200 S. First St.,
corner of Washington, 9 a.m- 12
p.m.
SUNDAY
U "Israeli Dancing," Sponsoredby
Hillel, Hillel, 1429 Hill St., 8-10
p.m.
0"Sunday Worship," Sponsored by
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