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The Michigan Daily - Monday, March 16, 1998 - 3A

'AMPUS t
Visiting author
scheduled to
read at Rackham
Author Richard Ford will read from
is recent work this week as part of thc
isiting Writers Series sponsored by
the English department and Border's
Books & Music.
The Pulitzer Prize winning author
will read from his novels and short sto-
ries. He also has received several
awards for his five novels and two short
story collections, including two grants
from the National Endowment for the
Arts and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Ford is a former professor at the
' niversity and has also taught at
Princeton University and Northwestern
University.
The reading is scheduled for 5 p.m.
on March 19 at the Rackham
Amphitheater.
Lecture to discuss
Jewish issues
The Annual David W. Belin
Wecture in American Jewish Affairs
will be held tonight with speaker
Jeffrey Gurock.
Gurock, a professor at Yeshiva
University, will speak on Judaism
and issues surrounding Orthodox
and conservative beliefs in modern
times and how to deal with the
issues.
The speech, sponsored by the
Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, is
cheduled to be held tonight at 8 in
Assembly Hall at Rackham.
Photographs in
exhibit to explore
black personas
An exhibit at the University's
Museum of Art will explore photogra-
pher Don Camp's images of black men.
* The photographs were made with a
19th century photographic technique of
bleeding to enhance the presentation of
the 15 images that represent the con-
trasting representations of personal and
public personas.
The exhibit is scheduled to be held in
the lobby of the museum tomorrow
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lecture series to
ftudy Japanese
cultural relations
The Center for Japanese Studies will
continue its Noon Lecture Series with a
lecture on Japanese culture and how it
affects political behavior.
Dr. Ken'ichi Ikeda, a social psy-
chology professor at the University
of Tokyo, will speak about the inter-
Oersonal relationships of the
Japanese and how this relates to the
political viewpoints ofpeople from
different cultures.
The event is scheduled for noon on
March 19 at the International
Institute.
Former 'U' prof.
dies at age 89
Walter Samuel Wilde, a former prof.
Of physiology at the University, died
March 3.
Wilde was a professor with the
University for 19 years and did

research in the Medical School.
Prior to his years at the University,
he held posts at other universities,
including Tulane University and
Louisiana State University. He also
did research with the Carnegie
nstitute of Washington and the
nstitute of Health.
He participated in several acade-
mic societies, including the
American Association for the
Advancement of Science and Phi
Beta Kappa. He also worked in Civil
Defense in World War II and was
involved with the Atoms of Peace
Conference.
He retired in 1975.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Melanie Sampson.

College of Pharmacy to approve new dean

By Jennifer Yachnin
Daily Staff Reporter
After two years and two searches, the College of
Pharmacy will finally have a new dean, if its selec-
tion is approved by the University Board of
Regents at this week's meeting.
George Kenyon, dean of the College of Pharmacy
at the University of California at San Francisco, was
selected this past Thursday to lead the college.
"Naturally, I'm very pleased for the opportuni-
ty to come to a major campus like the University
of Michigan," Kenyon said.
Frank Ascione, associate dean for academic
affairs in the College of Pharmacy, co-chaired the
search committee that recommended Kenyon to
Provost Nancy Cantor. Ascione said the committee
looked for a candidate who had experience as a
dean, could communicate well with faculty and
students and had a vision for the future of the col-
lege.

"He has outstanding background in science and
scholarship," Ascione said. "He has the experience
of being a dean and the University of California
(at) San Francisco College of Pharmacy, (which)
has been considered the top pharmacy school in
the nation.
"We were looking for somebody who had
vision ... someone with a strong history of schol-
arship behind him or her, to relate to other sci-
ence areas on the campus," Ascione said.
"Someone who had resided in a college of phar-
macy so they could understand the relation
between pharmacy, science and health care."
Kenyon said he would like to see the college
expand its areas of research to become more
nationally recognized.
"I believe that the college has an opportunity of
becoming more prominent in biomedical and bio-
pharmaceutical research," he said.
Kenyon said he also would like to see the col-

lege provide more clinical training for its students.
"I'm a great believer in having a very balanced
pharmaceutical education that has a strong clinical
component as well," Kenyon said. "I would like that
graduates of our pharmacy training program will be
very successful in the world in a variety of pursuits."
The diversity of the academic programs within
the University was among the things that attracted
Kenyon to the Ann Arbor.
"I'm very impressed by the diversity of things
that are going on at the campus," said Kenyon,
who currently teaches on a campus that offers only
health-science programs.
The search in which Kenyon was selected was
the second conducted since former College of
Pharmacy Dean Ara Paul retired in January 1996,
Ascione said. The original search, which was to be
concluded before Paul retired, was unsuccessful,
and a second search began last April.
Pharmacy associate Prof. Duane Kirking said

the issues the incoming dean will face include ren-
ovating the college's curriculum and allocating
funds within the college.
Kirking said current first-year Pharmacy stu-
dents are the first class to be submerged in the new
curriculum, and while the core issues of it have
been developed, the details such as lecturing styles
are still being worked out.
"The core is there, but we have to make the details
work out," Kirking said. "The dean will definitely get
involved ... supporting the faculty in new directions."
Another issue that could affect the college in the
near future is its relationship with other health-sci-
ence units, including University Health Systems.
Kenyon received his bachelor of science from
Bucknell University and earned a Ph.D. in Organic
Chemistry from Harvard University. He joined the
faculty of the University of California at Berkeley i
1966 and moved to UCSF in 1972, where he has
since been a faculty member.

LSA-SG candidates
try to be different

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LSA senior Chris Chung films a scene from the student film "Final Cut" yesterday in the East Hail Auditorium.
University staff member David Stroup holds a slate, marking the beginning of a scene in the film.
'U' students finish 'Final Cut'

By Gerard Cohen-Vgnaud
Daily Staff Reporter
Amidst the fanfare surrounding the
Michigan Student Assembly elections,
candidates for the LSA Student
Government are trying to distinguish
themselves and their organization.
Within the past year, LSA-SG has
planned many projects, and candidates
say they are anxious to continue the work
the government has started.
"The issues are much different than
those of MSA," said LSA-SG Vice
President Geeta Bhatia, who is running
for LSA-SG president with the Students'
Party. "Some of the issues 1 see as salient
are academic advising, working with
departmental student clubs, the living-
learning communities and getting stu-
dents on departmental committees."
Some candidates stress that the role of
the governing body of the University's
largest school involves more than just
academics.
LSA junior Conrad DeWitte, the New
Frontier Party's presidential candidate,
said he wants to change the way the
University deals with race relations.
"What I'd like to do is foster harmony
instead of diversity, DeWitte said. "LSA-
SG should fund groups which bring peo-
ple with similar interests together instead
of those with the same color skin.
With elections less than two days
away, LSA-SG candidates are campaign-
ing hard. Candidatessaidtthey were
preparing for the elections in the usual
ways - putting up posters and speaking
to students about their platforms.
"We've been postering at early morn-
ing hours,' said Laurie Linden, an LSA
first-year student running for a represen-
tative seat with the Michigan Party.
"We've been spreading the word. This

week, I'm going to stand up in my class
es and encourage people to vote. We're
also going to have a board in the Diag."
Engineering first-year student
Jonathan Heger said he's planning to vote
in the MSA elections but not in LSA=
SG's elections because he doesn't know
anything about LSA's governing body.-
"I don't know any of the issues or pe.-
ple involved," Heger said. "I'm not sure
exactly what the purpose or function (hf
LSA-SG) is. Unless I know what they d,
it doesn't seem that important to vote.
Representatives agreed that LSA-S
needs to publicize its accomplishments
more widely.
"We're the student government tbat
can make an impact on academic issues
in your classes and your studies," saW
LSA-SG President Lauren Shubow. "e
can only lead and serve those students
who take some initiative and bring ,"s
their problems."
LSA Dean Edie Goldenberg said sle
thinks LSA-SG has worked well this past
year and that it can be a tool for students.
"I believe that participating in LSA-
SG is highly worthwhile, and that st-
dent leaders can have an importarn,
positive impact on the quality of their
experiences here," Goldenberg said.
"I've said on many occasions now that
the LSA-SG this year is very construc-
tively engaged with us in addressing
important concerns of students.'
LSA-SG receives about $34,000 each
year through student fees and has alloca-
ed more than $10,000 to student groups
this year. In addition to the distribution af
funds, LSA-SG works on behalf of star-
dents to make courses more manageable.
Many candidates said they thought
parties were incidental to the student
government.

By Adam Cohen
For the Daily
With a $5,000 budget, fake blood
and a vision of terror, five University
student filmmakers completed one
month of exhaustive production on a
horror film yesterday.
Students in a film and video class
decided to turn an assignment for a 3-
10 minute movie into "Final Cut" -
a 30-minute film.
"Final Cut" is a horror film about
students making a movie.
"The whole thing has been a large
logistical nightmare," said LSA
senior Jeremy Horelick, the film's
producer. "All the cast and crew need
to be coordinated in their proper loca-
tions and wardrobes."
One of the difficult tasks of organiz-
ing the film, Horelick said, was raising
enough money for its production.
"Fundraising is always a chal-
lenge," Horelick said.
Donations of services, food, shoot-
ing locations and other contributions
were given to the crew by private
investors, the University, local busi-
nesses and international businesses
such as Kodak and Panavision.

Yesterday's taping was a busy but
well-organized final shoot, Horelick
said. The 100 extras on location for
the shoot were mainly recruited by
"word of mouth."
Some extras said they were eager
to be included and witness the film-
i ng.
"It's pretty impressive," said LSA
first-year student Charles Luftig, a
cast extra. "I've never seen anything
like this before."
"I've never seen a crew be able to
round up this large of a cast of extras
... their production is more ambitious
in terms of its scale in regard to the
way they're approaching the subject
matter," said Robert Rayher, the lec-
turer in the program in film and video
studies who assigned the original
project.
A total of 15 shoots, each lasting as
many as 20 hours, left "exhausted
actors and thoroughly depleted direc-
tors," Horelick said.
"It gets tense, but it's still workable
and a lot of fun," said LSA sopho-
more Stacey Waxtan, one of the
film's lead actors.
The production of the film includ-

ed 25 crew members, 18 main cast
members and about 100 extras.
"University President Lee
Bollinger agreed to appear in a short
cameo, but later had to decline due to
the busy life of a college president,
Horelick said.
Theprogram in film and video
studies lent the students a Panavision
16mm camera, a model that is used to
shoot professional films.
. Unlike standard video taping, the
sound was separately recorded and
digitally edited. An original score
was created for "Final Cut" by a
group of students from the University
of Southern California.
Despite the draining mental, phys-
ical and monetary costs of the film's
production, the students said they
appreciated the chance to participate
in a large-scale production.
"Now is our chance to produce a
movie of this level before we're all
broke, living in LA," said LSA senior
Mike Stern, the film's director.
"Final Cut" will be shown on April
25th in East Hall Auditorium, where
some of the film was shot, at a stu-
dent film screening.

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SHARANG PAN I
Continued from Page 1A
reminded the audience, in the words of
Mother Theresa, to spread love to all
members of their life. "This lounge eter-
nalizes our love and appreciation of her
remarkable soul,'Waxtan said.
T. Rose Roane, coordinator of resi-
dence education at Markley, said she
was honored to have been asked to ded-
icate the lounge, but it was the students,
she added, "who really made this hap-
pen." The 1996-97 Markley Student
Council unanimously decided to make
this contribution.
"A lot of lounges are dedicated after
a professor," Barns said. "It's nice in a
resident hall to have something named
after a student."
Roane illustrated that "Arati was not an

average student." She spoke of her efforts
as an outstanding resident adviser and
facilitator to the 21st Century Program, as
well as her candidacy for bachelor of arts
degrees in both German and organiza-
tional studies, which she was awarded
posthumously.
Roane said Proctor & Gamble was
very excited to hire Sharangpani. After
speaking to the company's representa-
tive, Roane learned that the company was
willing to place her anywhere she would
have wanted to go.
Roane closed her speech by reminding
those who attended "to act now... because
none of us are promised tomorrow,"
adding that Sharangpani "exemplified this
power and magic combined with action."
"Life has to go on and that's why we
are here," said Sharangpani's father,
Anand Sharangpani.

Ever wondered what LAW SCHOOL is REALLY

Correction:
LSA sophomore and chair of LSA Student Government Student Academic Affairs Committee Albert Garcia was
misidentified in Friday's edition of the Daily.
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