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February 02, 1998 - Image 3

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BiologLy prof.
dies of cancer
Isadore Bernstein, a former
University professor, died of cancer
last month at age 78.
Bernstein, a professor of biological
chemistry and environmental and
industrial health, worked at the
University under various appoint-
ments in the School of Public Health
and the Medical School for more than
40 years.
During his career, Bernstein
earned international recognition for
his endeavors in environmental tox-
*icology and cutaneous biochem-
He also received honors for his der-
matology research.
Although memorial services were
held last month, contributions in
Bernstein's honor can be given to the
Bernstein Fund at the School of
Public Health or to the Bernstein
Infant/Toddler Playground Fund at
the Ann Arbor Jewish Community
Financial aid,
scholarship guide
available for use
The National Academic Funding
Advisory is offering students its
most current guide to financial aid,
which includes information on
'scholarships and tax changes that
*help students.
About 400,000 scholarships and
grants are available to students. Most
are based on factors other than finan-
cial need and grades, including the stu-
' dent's extracurricular activities, ethnic-
ity, parents' occupations and service in
the military.
Students interested in in formation
about the av ailable scholarships
should contact the National
Academic Funding Advisory's New
Hampshire office at (603) 433-
Parent Handbook
receives praise
The University's Parent H andbook
is receiving national recognition as
one of the most useful guides in the
Honored at the National Orientation
Directors Association conference with
the "Outstanding Publication for
Family Members" award, the handbook
received praise for its practical content,
presentation style, graphic design and
The guide, which includes informa-
tion on finances, housing and acade-
mics, was created by the Office of New
-Student Programs to give parents a
source of information about the
Fashion show to
feature students
The University's School of
Business Administration's
Significant Others and Spouses Club
is organizing the "Home with a
Heart" Fashion Show.
The money raised from the S1 0
tickets will be used to benefit The
Ronald McDonald Hlouse and

Safehouse. The event, which is
rscheduled to be held at 4 p.m. on
Feb. 8 at the Michigan League, will
showcase student models including
National Champion M ichigan
Football players such as co-captain
Eric Mayes.
The models will be wearing fash-
ions from local stores and bou-
tiques. The masters of ceremonies
will be local radio and 1 V personal-
it y Jim Brandstatter, who announces
the Michigan football games, and
WXYZ-Detroit anchor Robbie
In addition to the fashion show, the
event will include a British High Tea
and a raffle with prizes from Ann Arbor
restaurants and stores.
For tickets or more information
contact Sharon Hawes at 764-5181.
- Compiled by Daili StaffReporter
N ila Schulte.

TeMichigan Daily - Monday, February 2, 1998 - 3A
Web page helps
alumni, students
seek out careers

Kinesiology junior Brad Holcman discusses residence hall problems with LSA senior Mary Gray and Engineering senior
Ken Tanner.
Arcuhitects dscs wyst
develop uni*ty oncapu

By Rachel Edelman
Daily Staff Reporter
Student leaders discussed ways to
unify the University's campus on
Friday when they met with architects
working on the Master Plan.
Denise Scott Brown, a partner in the
Philadelphia-based architecture firm
Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates,
and architect Nancy Trainer invited a
dozen students to share their ideas
about the Master Plan t University
President Lee Bollinger's initiative to
make the physical aspects of the cam-
pus more cohesive.
"Our aim now is to spend about four
months going over a broad stroke about
campus," Brown said.
Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates
is currently in the first phase of the
plan, known as the "once over lightly"
phase. This phase involves gathering
information on the University's land
use, academic, financial and adminis-
trative policies, as well as residential
and student activities.
Tle University community's pat-
terns of transportation and movement
will also be evaluated.
"They are very interested in infor-
mation Irom every source," said Anne
Knott, special counsel to the Office
of the President.

University President Lee Bollinger
contracted the firm in October to create
a new vision of architecture at the
The firm has combined maps and
aerial plans of the campus with activi-
ties patterns to understand how various
parts of the campus relate to others.
"We're not in any position to say
what we'll do yet," Brown said. "It's
just beginning. We can't tell where
we'll go vet."
Knott said the first phase of the plan
should be finished by the end of the
academic year, but "it will be a long
time before (the firm has) options for
the University to consider."
Brown discussed the lack of cohe-
sion and community created by the
existence of six campuses in Ann
Arbor. In addition to the Central,
North, Athletic and Medical campuses.
the University owns facilities in the
Briarwood and Botanical Garden area.
"There are 3,000acres of land that
are both urban and suburban." Brown
said. "It's a very large, diverse place.
It's a very big challenge:"
Brown stressed the importance of
gathering information from various
corners of the University and city.
"We're looking to set up a steering
group of some sort with a form of

representation to it" Brown said.
Students from various campus
groups addressed concerns about the
University's land use policies, includ-
ing the utilization and availability of
North Campus.
"Nothing's been done on North
Campus. I worry that financial con-
siderations are more important than
fundamental considerations on North
Campus," said Rackham fourth yeai'
student Mitch Rohde.
Engineering senior Ken Tamner, also
said that North Campus needs to be
more accessible.
"North Campus is not a place to
live;' ianner said. "You can't walk
down Plymouth Road on foot. The
only night life is the Media Union."
Students also raised issues about
the amount of construction on Central
Campus and the physical state and
design of various buildings.
"It takes forever for even the small-
estjob"said Rohde, citing the example
of the recent West Hall renovation.
Knott said the architects learned a
lot from the students.
"This is a different perspective than
we've heard from the administration
and faculty," Knott said. "Some mar-
velous suggestions and critiques have
come forward."

By Erin Holmes
Daily Staff Reporter
University alumni and students
searching for jobs now have another
option right at their fingertips.
The University Alumni Association's
recently updated and colorful Career
Center Website appeared on the
Internet last fall, replacing the center's
Alumnet page. It features Alumni
NetWorks - a current listing of job
connections that supplies users with
information about career opportunities
across the nation.
The page received a facelift when
Career Center Coordinator Chanel
DeGuzman realized it needed to be
updated to reflect the opportunities
available to job seekers.
"The homepage needed to be
changed," DeGuzman said. "I wanted it
to be functional, sophisticated, and to
come alive."
DeGuzman helped expand the site's
original listing of three job services to
more than 1,400 "career coaches"
which provide information about thou-
sands of job opportunities.
The Alumni Center originally provid-
ed placement services in its office, but
this was time consuming and inefficient.
"Part of putting our services on the
Web was to make it easy for everyone,'
DeGuzman said. "It cuts out the mail-
ing and paperwork process."
Users can search for job and intern-
ship opportunities and internships by
occupation, state or specific company.
The site will generate an identification
number for the "career coach" by
matching the user's requirements and a
profile of the job's responsibilities.
At this point, only Alumni
Association members are given the
name and phone number of the coach
they need to contact.
"You need to be a member to get all
the way in," DeGuzman said. "But you
can sign up for the association right on
the spot."
The yearly dues -- S10 for students
and S40 for graduates - do not impede
the Website's success, some students
''1heard about the page and went

right over and joined the Alumni
Association," said LSA senior Lor;
Goldberg. "After that, it was
absolutely simple."
Goldberg said she searched for job
prospects on the East Coast using
her father's computer.
"I found lots of good connections"
said Goldberg, who was looking for
opportunities in the field of psycholo-
gy. "I e-mailed the Alumni
(Association) with the ones I wanted
more information on."
Telephone numbers and e-mail
addresses are provided by the Career
Center after the user is confirmed as an
Al umii Association member.
"I was curious about grad school and
opportunities in New Orleans," said
Brian Vernellis, who graduated from
the School of Literature. Science and
the Arts in 1995. "The site's informa-
tion was extremely helpful.
Jacques Habra designed the new,
more-cplorful Webpage.
"I wanted the representation Of
diversity and the University environ-
ment to be obv ious on the page," said
I labra, the founder of the Ann Arbor
Web design firm Web Elite.
Familiarity with the University did
not present a problem. Habra is a
Michigan alumna who knows what the
campus represents.
"Having such a strong familiarity
with the essence and culture of the
University helped me to identify how
the site should work and feel;' Habra
The Web page offers links to sev-
eral other career-related sites, and
will eventually feature a strong inter-
est inventory and a personality
assessment to aid users in their
search. With more than 1,000 users
since its creation, the site promises
to be successful and expansive,
Habra said.
"Most sites are static and not unique,"
Habra said. "This one is different. It
makes sense that it is the University of
Michigan who is pioneering it."
The Net Works site address is
IttEp :1lurni. ich.edu/career-

Fraternity organizes
crucial blood drive

By Carissa Van Heest
For the DaiY
In an effort to alleviate a statewide
blood shortage, the co-ed service fra-
ternity Alpha Phi Omega is organizing
an American Red Cross blood drive
for this week.
"The spring drive is normallv later
in the year, but we moved it up due to
a dramatic shortage," said LSA junior
Jeff Firestone, an APO blood drive
AlPO members said they are con-
cerned that the late organization of the
event may affect the donor turnout on
"This blood drive has been pretty
last minute," said RC senior Jennifer
Allan, an A PO blood drive volunteer.
"There are shortages all over
M ichigan, but especially in
Washtenaw County since there are so
many hospitals."
The American Red Cross needs
blood of all types, but is especially in
need of O-positie and O-negative,
said Armond Mars. a telerecruiter
for the Southeast region of the
American Red Cross blood donation
"The American Red Cross really
needs at least 100 people a day to help
relieve their emergency shortage." said
Engineering senior Leonard Cassady,
who co-chairs the drive. '
Anyone interested in donating blood
can do so from 1-7 p.m. each day at
the following locations: Monday at

Mosher Jordan, Tuesday at South
Quad, Wednesday at Bursley, Thursday
at Last Quad, and Friday at Alice
"Every single person ho can safe-
ly give blood on this campus is asked
to do so," Firestone said.
APO, which also organizes the fall
Blood Battle with Ohio State,
encourages those who missed last
fall's drive to come and participate in
this one.
"I'd like the people who didn't
donate last semester to donate."
Cassady said.
APO members also challenge first-
time donors to participate.
"It's a really relaxed setting and we
really take care of the people who
donate blood," Allan said. "We have
people who take care of you every step
of the way"
The thought of donating blood, even
for the drive, still makes some students
feel uncomfortable.
"I have donated blood before, but
wouldn't consider it [this time]
because I fainted last time and was
very uncomfortable," said LSA first-
year student Amanda Edge.
Others are willing to give blood, but
because of American Red Cross
restrictions not able.
"I would more than happily donate
if I didn't just get my eyebrow
pierced," said LSA first-year student
Amy Hansen. "I don't think they
would let me donate."

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