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The Michigan Daily - Monday, February 8, 1999 - 3A

Artist to present
work on gender
construction
Marilyn Zimmerman is scheduled to
give a presentation titled "Photo-Active
Feminist Artists" on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in
Room 2104 of the Art and Architecture
Building on North Campus.
Zimmerman's works deal with the
construction of gender and her projects
have included scenes of Woodward
Avenue in Detroit.
The presentation is free to the public
and is sponsored by the National
Endowment for the Arts and the School
of Art and Design.
Former 'U' provost
honored at Emory
Former University Provost and Vice
President for Academic Affairs Billy
Frye was recently honored with the
establishment of the Billy E. Frye
Digital Leadership Institute at Emory
0 University.
The institute, sponsored by the
Council on Library and Information
Resources and the Robert Woodruff
Foundation, was formed to provide
change in how universities manage
their information resources.
Frye also served as chair of the zool-
ogy department and dean of the
College of LiteratureScience and the
Arts during his 25 years at the
University from 1961 to 1986.
Columbia prof. to
give lecture on
architectural style
Columbia University architecture
Prof. Kenneth Frampton, who recent-
ly authored a book titled "Studies in
Tectonic Culture: The Poetics of
* Construction in 19th and 20th
Century Architecture," is scheduled
to give the 1999 Raoul Wallenberg
Lecture.
Frampton said he plans to challenge
the postmodern view that style is most
important, instead focusing on the details
of formand character in his speech
"Megaform as Urban Landscape."
Sponsored by the College of
Architecturedand Urban Planning, the
lecture is presented in honor of 1935
University graduate Wallenberg, who
was captured by the Russians during
World War II.
The speech is scheduled for Feb. 12
at 6 p.m. in Room 2104 of the Art and
Architecture Building.
'Cafe Shapiro'
returns to UGLI
The atrium of the Shapiro
Undergraduate Library took on a cafe-
like atmosphere for the third time in
two years when "Cafe Shapiro"
returned yesterday.
The cafe, which provides a friendly
venue for creative writing students to
share their work with other students
and faculty, was originally begun last
February as part of the Year of the
Humanities and Arts.
Cafe Shapiro will be co-sponsored
by the Office of the President and the
University Libraries.
Undergraduate student writers may
read their work beginning at 8:30 p.m.
on today, tomorrow and Wednesday.
University President Lee Bollinger,

who said he is one of the cafe's biggest
fans, also said he is thrilled the cafe is
returning for the third time.
* Hatcher library
hosts Bible exhibit
The Special Collections Library,
located on the seventh floor of the
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, is
displaying a selection of texts docu-
menting the early history and develop-
ment of the Bible.
The collection contains many early
manuscripts that document milestones
in the early history of the Bible, includ-
ing ancient documents written on
papyrus and examples of the first
Bibles printed on presses.
The exhibit is scheduled to run until
Feb. 27 and is available for viewing
Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.
to 5 pm. and Saturday from10 a.m. to
noon.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Adam Zuwerink.

'U'

offers variety of overseas experences

By Adam Brian Cohen
Daily Staff Reporter
Walk the Great Wall of China, study the works
of Michelangelo in Florence or swim amongst the
wildlife in the Great Barrier Reef.
With experiences such as these available to stu-
dents, traditional four-year college programs are
becoming increasingly diversified as universities
across the nation create study opportunities in for-
eign lands.
"The world is becoming a lot smaller," Student
Services assistant Halima Henderson said.
"Studying abroad is basically a way for students to
learn about their neighbors."
In 1993, the University offered about 30 differ-
ent programs abroad with nearly 230 students par-
ticipating each year, said Jordan Pollack, Office of
International Programs assistant director.
In 1998, there were more than 75 programs and
800 undergraduate participants, Pollack said.
In response to the popularity of study
abroad programs at the University, a local
branch of the national travel agency STA

Travel, specializing in student and youth trav-
el, has recently opened an office on South and
East University avenues.
"We've been looking to open up in Ann Arbor
for a few years now," said Charlie Corbin, Ann
Arbor STA Travel branch manager.
OIP offers full academic year programs in a
variety of international locations including
Florence, Italy and Seville, Spain. Also available
are many half-year programs in places such as
London and Sydney, Australia as well as various
spring or summer term study abroad programs.
The Academic Year in Florence program pre-
sents students with a curriculum similar to the one
in Ann Arbor. Professors at the villa in Florence
are from the University, Duke University and the
University of Wisconsin at Madison.
"Sometimes students want the comfort of the
American university," Henderson said. "But they
still want the challenge of studying abroad."
Some universities purchase property in foreign
lands and build satellite campuses - smaller ver-
sions of their own schools.

Boston University has satellite campuses in
London, Sydney and Moscow, enabling students to
hold academic internships and enroll in courses,
said Kimberlee Bremser, assistant director for
communications at Boston University.
"Overseas experience is what sets one job appli-
cant from another," Bremser said.
Bremser said she noticed the steady increase of
student interest in studying abroad.
"In the last 10 years, we have at least tripled in
number of students going," she said. "Last year, we
sent about 2,000 students with about 50 from the
University of Michigan."
Michigan State University offers an array of
major-specific study abroad programs, said Inge
Steglitz, assistant director of the MSU office of
study abroad.
Steglitz said MSU offers biodiversity education
in the Caribbean, environmental planning pro-
grams in Europe and art history in Rome.
MSU senior Jason Brooks said he was very
pleased with his experience in London, England
- one of MSU's 119 programs.

"Obviously, it was the best experience of my
life," Brooks said. "Since I went my freshman
year, it really kicked offmy college career.
Although the University. does not have any full-
fledged international satellite campuses, the villa
in Florence is University property.
Pollack said.. there are no plans to create
University international satellite campuses.
"Administratively, it's a very difficult undertak-
ing," Pollack said.
Pollack also said that unlike many colleges, the
University does not have two or three week study
abroad programs.
The University's Overseas Opportunity Office
attempts to match students with non-University
study abroad or work abroad programs, said
Director of the Overseas Opportunity Office Bill
Nolting.
"It's one of the most popular things to do at this
University," Nolting said.
Nolting said there will be an abroad opportuni-
ty session tomorrow at 5 p.m. in room 1210 of the
Chemistry Building.

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promotes dance, culture
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Chicano/a History Week Dance in the
Michigan Union Ballroom.
The dance was sponsored by La Voz
Mexicana, a campus Chicano/a group,
to bring people together for a social and
cultural event - part of the two-week
Chicano/a History Week celebration.
The dance demonstrated how "to
exercise culture in a fun way to bring
people together to interact," said LSA
senior Diego Branal, co-chair of La
Voz Mexicana.
In response to the demand for more
culture at the dance, El Ballet
Folklorico Estudiantil de la
Universidad de Michigan - a new
campus Mexican dance group - gave
a short performance.
This is the first year the dance
included a cultural dance show.
"I think it's really neat," said LSA
junior Richard Nunn, co-chair of La
Voz Mexicana, adding that it was
"something that the University has
never done before."
Performers were dressed in costumes
while students participated in two differ-

- Richard Nunn
Co-chair of La Voz Mexicana

ent styles of dancing, both coming from
the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon.
Dancers added their own Mexican fla-
vor to the European-influenced Polka
and the Scottish Shotiz by yelling --
which is a Mexican tradition called gri-
tos - and with women dancing with
their hands on their hips and men pound-
ing their feet on the floor, said Susana
Quintanilla, dance coordinator.
Both dances have European influence
but were adopted by Mexican cultures
when Europeans settled in Mexico,
Quintanilla said. Following the perfor-
mance, dancers invited audience mem-
bers to the floor to participate.
"We were all really pumped to be
there," said Rackham Graduate student
and dance performer Rocio
Rivadeneyra, adding that it was the
best the group had ever done.
Audience members said they were
equally impressed. "The dancers were

really good ... I didn't know anything
about what Folklorico dancing was,"
said LSA sophomore Summer Delprete.
Organizers said they were happy
audience members reflected a variety
of backgrounds.
"I think it's good for different cultures
to learn about each other!; Nunn said.
El Ballet Folklorico is part of a larg-
er off-campus organization that also
has chapters in Flint, Detroit and
Holland, Mich. Members of the Flint
chapter were present to give support
to the University dancers.
This is the first dance the Ann Arbor
chapter has performed. The group was
started by members of La Voz 4
Mexicana but is open to anyone who
wants to dance.
Dance group organizers are "hoping -°
that this carries on for many years to
come, said Kinesiology senior
Marcelo McDougall.

LSA first-year students Mike Espinoza and Ixta Menchaca dance at the
Chicano/a History Week Dance on Saturday In the Michigan Union Ballroom.

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LANSING (AP) - Budget contain
Director Mary Lannoye is used to pre- "We
senting the governor's proposed bud- inform
get each year to some pretty sharp last ye
eyes. ers) wt
But Thursday's presentation to the ory," C
House and Senate Appropriations Tern
committee should look more like a House
teaching seminar than a budget hear- purses
ing. in last
While the Senate Appropriations longtii
Committee is headed by 28-year veter- worke
an Sen. Harry Gast (R-St. Joseph), the postst
situation in the House is much differ- spend
ent. Tern
Six House appropriation subcom- until
mittee heads are newcomers who have experi
never dealt with a state budget before. memb
The chairperson of the subcommittee Gov
setting K.-12 funding is serving on a up eig
House budget committee for the first terms.
time. experi'
That could mean a pretty steep guide
learning curve in the days ahead. proces
State Management and Budget state's
spokesperson Kelley Chesney said which
Lannoye and others in the department genera
are trying to make the process as easy for K-
on new lawmakers as possible. Feri
Lannoye has met many of the new Willia
legislators and is impressed with the power
experience they bring. "A lot of them tipped
have the same background that I do, Senate
local government," she said. "We're memb
just getting started, so we're kind of Sed
feeling our own way around as far as whoc
how much they know." budge
When she presents the fiscal 1999- suppo
2000 budget Thursday morning, it will lawm

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in far more detail than usual.
are trying to provide general
nation, not just the changes from
ar, because they (new lawmak-
on't have the institutional mem-
Chesney said.
'm limits are the reason the
has so many new hands on the
strings. When term limits kicked
t year, they pushed out many
me House members who had
A their way up to the powerful
that decide how the state will
its money.
m limits don't affect the Senate
2002, leaving Gast and other
enced appropriations committee
ers in place for the time being.
. John Engler already has drawn
ht budgets in his previous two
He also has two decades of
ence in the House and Senate to
him through the intricate
s of deciding how to spend the
annual $32 billion budget,
includes nearly $9 billion in
al fund spending and $10 billion
12 education.
Tis State University President
rm Sederburg says the balance of
in setting budget policy now is
toward the governor and the
e, at least until the new House
ers get more experience.
erburg, a former state senator
oversaw the higher education
t, doesn't think that's all bad. He
rted term limits and thinks new
akers will learn quickly.

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