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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, March 12, 1998-- 3A

U' to offer
classes on digital
sformation technology is advancing
>y leaps and bounds, but the University
s keeping up.
The School of Information is offer-
ng a series of Digital Tool Kit mini-
ourses this spring and summer to pro-
ride the University community with
ndern technological experience.
Most of these mini-courses are open
o University students and faculty as
mell as the general public, and they
a for two fult days and one half day
-a total of 15 hours.
Topics covered by the courses
nclude desktop video, Web page cre-
ition and databases on the Web, library
nedia programs and the preservation
if digitally stored information.
The courses are designed to appeal
o a' wide variety of people, ranging
i'onm information professionals to edu-
ators and librarians.
he fee for each course is $325 and
udes materials, lab access and
Researchers to
ight Great Lakes
Seafaring ships may be the cause of
armful organisms that are appearing
the Great Lakes, University and
higan Sea Grant researchers say.
These aquatic invaders survive in the
alast water stored in the hulls of
cean-going vessels as they travel
rom port to port. The organisms then
zmpete with the native ecology of the
3reat Lakes, sometimes having harm-
During the past 200 years, the Great
:akes have been continually exposed to
ign species - including sea lam-
ys and zebra mussels.
Power plants and industrial facilities
iave spent an average of more than $10
nil ion per year to control these infes-
The two groups of researchers are
rying to develop methods to combat
he release of these organisms.
Their initial findings show that treat-
rig ballast water with a new, environ-
I tally friendly chemical called gu-
dehyde may help kill these organ-
sms. The results of the two groups'
esearch may have an impact reaching
dr beyond the Great Lakes region.
The invasion of harmful aquatic
pecies into local waters affects dozens
f nations around the world, and new
indings may have further effects.
Genes, enzymes
Ofect flowers
The scent of a flower may be affect-
d by its gene code, according to
esearch done by biology associate
rof Eran Pichersky.
Since 1990, Pichersky has been
vorking to identify specific genes and
nzymes that affect how flowers smell.
These genes and enzymes are respon-
ible for the production of organic mol-
,cules called volatiles, which evaporate
the flower, causing its sweet scent.
'erent species of flowers smell differ-
ntly because of their differing gene-
nzyme combinations.
Pichersky said de believes that all

lowering plants contain these combi-
ations of genes and enzymes. He has
dentified four specific gene-enzyme
atterns responsible for familiar scents,
icluding that of basil, cloves, winter-
reen and bananas.
the future, scientists may use
ichersky's research to genetically
nhance a flower's scent, or to create
rtificial combinations, such as a rose
hat smells like a banana.
Compiled by Daily StafJ Reporter
Sam Stavis.

Search for Education dean narrowed to five

By Jennifer Yachnin
Daily StaffReporter
The School of Education dean
search, which began in September, has
been narrowed to five candidates and
could be concluded in April.
"We've been working on narrowing
down the pool .., to a smaller group we
interviewed," said Education Prof.
Deborah Ball, chair of the School of
Education Dean Search Advisory
Currently, there are five candidates,
including Theodore Mitchell, dean of
the Graduate School of Education and
Information Studies at the University of
California at Los Angeles; Samuel
Meisels, an Education professor; Walter
Secada, a professor in the department of
curriculum and instruction at the
University of Wisconsin at Madison;

Karen Seashore Louis, an associate
dean of the College of Education and
Human Development at the University
of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus; and
a fifth candidate who has not been iden-
tified yet.
The candidates have participated in
two-day visits to the University to meet
with students, faculty and staff, Ball
said. University faculty members are
asked to complete anonymous evalua-
tions, which aid the committee in their
candidate research.
"We would be equally happy with any
of the people we suggest," Ball said. "We
are committed in the school to (conduct-
ing the search) in a very open way."
The committee also is conducting
reference checks on the candidates
through their colleges and administra-
tors, often using ideas generated from

the evaluations, Ball said.
"Often the questions that the students
and faculty give to us help us to do the
reference calls in a much more focused
way," Ball said.
Thus far, all announced candidates
have visited the University - Mitchell
is the fourth candidate to do so. visiting
the Univiersity yesterday and today.
"If vwe siay on the schedule we're on
now (Provost Nancy Cantor) could
make a decision in April," Ball said.
Secada, who visited the University
earlier this year, said the open search
process is helpful in the decision making
process for both the University and
hopeful deans.
"I truly believe in shared gover-
nance," Secada said. "The faculty, staff
and frankly the students should have a
look-say who the candidate is and

should have some input. Iis a hard deci-
sion to make, but its something that
deeply affects the future of the school.
But open searches can discourage
candidates whose current positions
could be jeopardized by their
involvement in the search, Mitchell
"The pluses are that all ol the candi-
dates are able to iteraci vith a much
wider group of sta, ficulty and stu-
dents,' Mitchell said. "The downside is
that I think there are highly qualified
candidates who are discouraged by
open searches."
Several members of the University
community said that the open search
process is important because it allows
both the committee and the candidates
to hear a diversity of opinions.
"You get a lot of different perspec-

tives," said Ellen Waterson, an
Education graduate student. "It's impor-
tant to bring in someone who has a
vision that will take into account every-
one's perspectives."
Waterson added that an open search
also can contribute to conflicting ideas
about candidates.
"You get a lot of different agendas,"
Waterson said. "People may disagree
about a candidate."
Education assistant research scientist
Eric Camburn said the amount of pub-
licity given to the candidates' visits has
facilitated interaction between candi-
dates and the University community.
"The way they've been handling it is
terrific," said Camburn "The dean
search (advisory) committee is trying to
include a diverse group of opinions
it makes it more difficult."

Students say magazine makes
stalking, rape seem like a joke'

By Susan T. Port
Daily Staff Reporter
Some students' mouths may have
dropped at the sight of Orbit maga-
zine's February issue.
The issue, which displays a scant-
ily clad woman surrounded by candy
hearts with phrases like "gang
bang," "true slut" and "get her," and
contains an article that encourages
stalking, has prompted women's
groups on campus to start a cam-
paign against the magazine.
"We wrote a letter (to Orbit) just
saying we thought they were condon-
ing violence against women," said
LSA junior Debbie Frankel, co-chair
of the University's Sexual Assault
Prevention and Awareness Center,
which is planning to discourage sever-
al companies from continuing to
advertise in the magazine.
University women's groups are
trying to spread the word about the
issue across campus.
LSAjunior Shannon Saksewski. a
member of the Undergraduate
Women's Studies Association, said
the group will discuss how it plans
to take action against Orbit at its
next meeting.
"They are making an entire issue
into a joke," Saksewski said. "li's
not just a female problem. It's every-
one's problem,"

Steve Bergman, owner of School
Kid's Records, said he will not con-
tinue advertising in the magazine in
part because of last month's cover.
"I would be overstating it if I said
that was the only reason," Bergman
said. "For us, it was just a business
Frankel said the magazine should
not make fun of such a dangerous
issue such as stalking.
"Stalking is not something that
should be joked about," Frankel
said. "They take so lightly such a
serious crime."
Frankel said she was appalled by
the sidebar in the magazine that gave
advice to readers to put the drug
rohypnol, which is used in rapes, in
a person's Tylenol bottle to "make
no mean yes."
"I think it perpetuates a culture
that accepts it," Sauber said. "People
see these images and accept it, and
that is not OK."
LSA senior Heather Sauber, a
SAPAC coordinator who helped
organize the letter-writing cam-
paign, described Orbit's response to
her complaint letters about the issue
as disappointing.
Sauber said an editorial was writ-
ten in this month's issue belittling
her reaction to the article.
Publisher of Orbit magazine Jerry

Peterson, who wrote part of the edi-
torial, said the magazine was not
trying to offend women or victims of
"We have women managing edi=
tors. One of them is a victim of
stalking and she found the issue
funny," Peterson said.
Peterson said the magazine has
received letters claiming that Orbit
is condoning violence against
But he added that many peopte
"thought our cover was really fun."
Peterson said the cover was not
meant to be offensive.
"I cannot believe anybody in the
world would be stupid enough to
think the article is condoning via-'
Peterson said the magazine sati-
rized issues such as stalking.
"We use humor as the thread that
ties us," Peterson said. "They are
just intolerant. In this case, they
misconstrued everything."
Peterson said that recently he has
noticed that readers have become
upset when the magazine addresses
a topic that affects readers directly.
"Every three months we get a letter
saying 'this time you have gone too
far' - meaning it's much funnier
when you make fun of something that
does not affect you," he said.

LSA junior Par Gandhi talks to Eileen Ferrell from Georgetown University
Medical Center yesterday at the Health Career Fair in the Michigan Union
Ballroom. The fair showcased jobs in medical fields.
New confernrce to
studyw o-mern's issues

By Lee Palmer
Daily Staff Reporter
Women in politics, sexuality in the
'90s and gender roles are some of the
topics that will be discussed by 05
female speakers at Artemisia a
three-day wsomen's conference sched-
uled to be held at the Michigan League
this weekend.
Artemisia is derived from the word
Artemis, the name of the ancient Greek
goddess of the hunt and guardian of
women. The conference is the idea of
LSA seniors Kiran Chaudhri and Puja
Dhawan, who together created the plan
of action that made the conference a
"Our goal for the conference was to
provide a forum for women to gain
from experience that women in the
community have had and to hopefully
take that knowledge and give back to
the community in some way," Chaudhri
"This is not about the degradation of
inen,' Chaudhri said. "It's about recog-
nizing those special assets we have as
LSA senior Brenna DeVaney, a
member of the conference's executive
board, will moderate one of two pan-
els on violence against woman that
will discuss responses to sexual and
physical crimes against women and
international violence against
"I currently work at (the
University's Sexual Assault
Prevention and Awareness Center) and
I wanted to make sure violence

against women was addressed at the
conference," DeVaney said. "It's been
an incredible thing to be able to work
with women leaders across campus in
planning for the conference."
LSA junior Colette Stevenson said
she is especially interested in attending
the panel on women in politics, which
will include U.S. Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-
Ann Arbor), state Rep. Liz Brater (D-
Ani Arbor) and Ann Arbor Mayor
Ingrid Sheldon.
"I'm going because the conference
sounds like it will be a bunch of real-
ly dynamic women Who are really
great role models and it will be great
to see them all together," Stevenson
Rackham first-year student Michael
Vincent said he will attend the confer-
ence this weekend to hear the "main-
stream feminist point of view.:
Artemisia "is the first conference of
its type on campus, so I want to see
what it's like," Vincent said.
The conference will include a ban-
quet dinner followed by enrichment
workshops scheduled for tomorrow
night, speaker and issues panels
Saturday and a speaker's panel on
women in leadership Sunday morning.
Pre-registration for the conference
vill be available tonight until 10 at
the Programming Office of the
Michigan League. Communitv mem-
bers also may register at the League
tomorrow. More information on how
to register is available on the
Artemisia homepage at

University of Michigan
Hillel and
Greek Week 1998
Saturday, March 21
Hill AuditoriumY,
University of Michigan 4
8:00 pm
Tickets: $10/students,

at Hillel 1429 Hill Street,
13131)769.500 & Ticketmaster,
(313)763-TKTS to charge by phone.
For more info call (313) 769.0500.
A Hill Street Forum
presentation I Hillel

LSA first-year student Nora Coleman is running for a seat on the Michigan Student Assembly as an independent candidate.
This was incorrectly reported in yesterday's Daily.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
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Circle K, 763-1755, Michigan,7 Distinguished Lecturer Series, Michigan Union first floor and
gm., Sponsored b ASEE Student Pierpont Commons lobby.
e aChapter, Luire ngineering Center, J"Reclaiming the Soul in Academic
Grduate and Professional Hillel. Third floor, Johnson Rooms A-C, 4 Life," Sponsored by Canterbury
Torah Chug, 769-0500,Hil p.m. House, 721 East Huron St., 8 p.m.
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