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O'Donnell to get
engineernge
professorship
* Engineering Prof. Matthew O'
Donnell is slated to be installed as
the first Jerry and Carol Levin
Professor of Engineering at a cere-
mony Wednesday.
The event is scheduled to be held
in the Johnson Room of the Robert
H. Lurie Engineering Center on
North Campus. The ceremony will
begin at 3:30 p.m.
O'Donnell, who holds joint
pointments in the department of
omedical engineering and in the
department of electrical engineering
and computer science, focuses his
research interests on elasticity, har-
monic and magnetic resonance imag-
ing.
During the ceremony O'Donnell
plans to speak on "Imaging Sound as
Light".
The professorship is named for
eniversity graduate Jerry Levin
who is now president and chief
executive officer of the Sunbeam
Corporation and Carol Levin,
founder of Women's O.W.N., an
organization devoted to women's
health issues.
"Jerry Levin also is scheduled to
speak at the ceremony via video con-
ferencing technology from his office
in Florida.
*reenpeace
founder to visit 'U,
In celebration of Earth Week, the
Office of Student Affairs and the
Michigan Student Assembly's
Environmental Issues Committee
and the Michigan Animal Rights
Society are sponsoring a visit from
Greenpeace founder Paul Watson.
Watson is scheduled to speak in
e Michigan Union's Pendelton
Room at 7:30 p.m.
Watson, who is also known as the
president of the Sea Shepherd
Conservation Society plans to speak
on about the development of the con-
temporary environmental movement
and the evolution of the media's
environmental role.
elsey to display
Instruments of
Roman Egypt
Visitors to the Kelsey Museum
have the chance to determine if the
instruments and other devices in an
exhibit at the University's Kelsey
Museum of Archaeology create
music or noise.
The exhibit "Music in Roman
Qgypt" not only features Roman
Egypt musical instruments such as
bronze cymbals and bone whistles
but animal bells and rattles -- items
not traditionally considered as musi-
cal instruments.
The musical instruments in the
museum's collection were excavated
from fieldwork in Egypt. Also on
display are artifacts relating to the
instruments and the people who
layedthem. The exhibit is sched-
~ed to continue at the museum
through Sept. 26. Admission to the
exhibit is free. For information about
=iuseum hours contact 764-9304.

Movie features
history of 'U'
minority females
* The Women of Color in the
Academy Project at the University
plan to debut "Through My Lens," a
28-minute video focusing on the
experiences and challenges of
women of color at the University on
Friday.
The video features the reflections
of University leaders and tenured
faculty. The screening is scheduled
to take place at Rackham
Amphitheater at 4 p.m. and will be
*llowed by a reception.
WOCAP is supported by the
Office of the Associate Provost for
Academic Affairs and the Office of
the Vice President for Research and
was developed as a way to focus per-
manent attention to career satisfac-
tion, successes and retention.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Nika Schulte.

'U' hosts national
quiz bowl tourney

The Michigan Daily - Monday, April 12, 1999 -=3A

By Jeannie Baumann
For the Daily
Who would have thought that Mason Hall
would have been such a happening place to be on
a Friday night? Yet, about 300 students from
schools in the United States, Canada and England
met there this weekend to compete in the 1999
Intercollegiate Championship Tournament.
The ICT is the culminating quiz bowl tourna-
ment led by the National Academic Quiz
Tournaments, Limited Liability Corporation. Two
of the University's teams won the sectional tourna-
ment in February, which is the qualifying basis for
the ICT. Other schools received invitations due to
exceptional fall performances and international
quiz bowl competitions.
Michigan's A team placed third in the overall con-
test. It lost to the University of Chicago in the semi-
finals by five points - the smallest margin possible.
Rackham student and Division I player Rory
Molinari said he was satisfied with the results.
"We did well. ... It's a little bit disappointing, but
Chicago is an excellent team and they're known for
having some of the best players," Molinari said.
The ICT has three titles between two divisions.
Division I is for undergraduate and graduate stu-
dents who have previously competed, and Division
II is only for first-year participants. The three titles
are Division I overall championship, Division I
undergraduate and Division II.
The University of Chicago team won the overall
top spot, while Carleton College won the undergrad-

uate. Princeton University won the Division II title.
The tournament organizations made these dis-
tinctions in order to make the tournaments fairer.
"There are so many tournaments and so many
opportunities to practice that a new team has no
hope of winning against a Division I team that has
been around for several years," NAQT President
Robert Hentzel said.
The two divisions are kept totally separate. In
Division II, all 16 teams play each other, and the
teams with the top two scores play for the champi-
onship. The 48 teams in Division I play a series of
random matches. From there, the best teams vie
for the championship title, having gone through a
total of 15 rounds, Hentzel explained.
LSA first-year student Mike Shapiro competed
on the Division II team. It finished 7-7, but beat
top teams such as Harvard University and
California Technology University.
"With me being a first-year player, it's all very
exciting. We're not very experienced, so to be one
of the top 10 teams in the nation is still a thrilling
experience;' Shapiro said.
Hentzel said "this is a competitive game. Students
who can't or don't want to compete in sports can be
part of a team and play for national championships."
He added that the ICT bowl gives students a
chance to travel and meet college students from
other schools and countries.
Robert Dougans and David Stainer, both from
Oriel College in Oxford, England, made their first
trip to America to compete in the ICT. "The ICT was

GABE EICKMtOFF/ Deity
Education graduate student Haggal Elitzur, a member of the University's "Team A" college bowl team
competes against University of California at Berkeley students Nick Meyer and Steven Linn during t.e
1999 intercollegiate Championship Tournament, which the University hosted in Mason Hall this weeftpnd.

a great opportunity, although we're not taking it too
seriously. We wanted to play for fun," Dougans said.
Some students took great pains to get to the ICT.
Jennifer Portman, a first-year student from the
University of Arkansas, said her team "flew stand-
by into St. Louis and Columbus. Then nine of us
drove in a seven-passenger minivan from
Columbus to Ann Arbor." Portman said she likes
these competitions because they "give me a chance
to compete even though I'm not athletic."
Although the competitors are mostly male,
Hentzel said the number of female participants has
been increasing, especially in comparison to the
number of women in the 1992-93 tournament.
"Nobody really knows why there are so many

more men. But some of the best players have been
women;" he said.
Many competitors have been competing for
years. Tim Young competed as an undergraduate at
Dartmouth College and now plays for George
Washington University, where he attends law
school.
But Hentzel noted that "every once in while, a
player will come out of nowhere. There is a lot of
opportunity for students to compete. Every weekend
there are two to three tournaments across the coun-
try. Those who come to the ICT are considered the
best in this field, Hentzel said.
For more information about ICT, students can
look on the tournament's Website at www.nagt.com.

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Students rally against isms'

Stepping up to God

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By Yael Kohen
Daily Staff Reporter
Nearly 50 students passed five reso-
lutions against sexism and racism on
campus when they met to support
Maureen Johnson, a former Music
graduate student who filed a sexual
harassment lawsuit against the
University last week.
The tribunal also provided an outlet
.for women of all backgrounds to share
their experiences with racism and sex-
ism at the University.
Johnson has made claims that former
Music Prof. Pier Calabria sexually
harassed her while she was his student.
Johnson also has alleged that
University administrators failed to act
against Calabria, and she was, in effect,
driven from the University. Johnson is
suing Calabria, Music Dean Paul Boylan
and the University Board of Regents.
The tribunal is "more than just a
speak out" but also a place where sup-
porters can gather together to make a
plan, said Tanya Troy, a Johnson cam-
paign organizer and member of Defend
Affirmative Action By Any Means
Necessary.

To build a larger campaign to support
Johnson, the group also passed resolu-
tions, stating that sexism and racism are
unacceptable.
The five resolutions passed unani-
mously and include: Building a campus
movement to fight racism and sexism;
fighting for justice for Johnson; fight-
ing sexism in Fletcher Residence Hall;
fighting sexual harassment and assault
by male athletes; and building a move-
ment to defend affirmative action.
"This is our chance to go on the
offensive against all these attacks," said
BAMN member and Johnson campaign
organizer Caroline Wong.
This tribunal is important to "build-
ing a more anti-racist and anti-sexist
campus" Wong said. "It will take a
social movement to change the level of
sexism," she said, adding that the move-
ment needs to be led by University stu-
dents, faculty and staff members rather,
than administrators.
Those who attended the event were
invited to share their experiences with
sexism and racism with tribunal partic-
ipants.
Fletcher Resident Adviser Alicia

Hamilton was among one of the women
who made claims that she and other stu-
dents in the residence hall are being
harassed by a male RA who she did not
name and that her supervisor has failed
to respond to any claims.
Fletcher administrators could not be
reached for comment.
Hamilton, an LSA junior, said her
co-worker continuously made advances
toward her at the beginning of the acad-
emic year.
"It made me uncomfortable'
Hamilton said, adding that under her
supervisor's advice she informed her
co-worker of her feelings.
Since then, he has not spoken to her,
but conditions in the hall have wors-
ened and female residents also have
submitted similar complaints. Hamilton
said these complaints have reached her
supervisor, but she claims the supervi-
sor has failed to act.
"They've told me to be quiet,"
Hamilton said.
Wong said she was happy with the
results of the tribunal and is planning to
organize additional speak-outs next
term.

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Fest '99 on the Diag on Saturday. Students from University and Eastem
Michigan University make up the step group Glorified God.
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remarks. Bollinger expressed the
important lessons the round table can
teach, saying, "this is why globaliza-
tion is vital to the future of the
University."
At a press conference following
the session, Kwasniewski said about
the conflict in Kosovo "70 percent of
Polish public opinion is in favor of
NATO and NATO action."
Kwasniewski indicated his desire
to have friendly relations with all his
country's neighbors, but said, "it is
difficult to have good relations with
Russia in this time."
He indicated that Poland was pre-
pared to commit ground troops to
NATO action if it became necessary,
saying, "if we want to guarantee
peace for Poland, it is necessary to be
involved in such missions."
Many attendees said they found the
conference informative.
John Jankowski, a citizen of both
Poland and the United States, said
the Round Table was the "most
important turn in 1,000 years of
Polish history."
For Jankowski, the conference was
a way of experiencing the events of
1989, although he was not in Poland

at the time.
Ronald Suny, a political science
professor at the University of
Chicago, said he will use information
from the conference to enrich his
classes.
"I saw how badly the Soviet Union
made the transition to Democracy,"
Suny said. "I was just impressed and
really stunned by the way Poland was
able to manage it."
After Saturday's session,
University history Prof. and panel
moderator Brian Porter said the con-
ference was "quite successful."
Porter said the conference met its
most important goal, which was "to
show both Poles and Americans that
the complex issues of the round table
were important to the rest of the
world."
Porter said the conference, which
took a year and a half to organize,
was a major accomplishment for the
University.
"We have now established that we
have the strongest, most active Polish
studies program in the nation," Porter
said.
Porter said proving the strength of
the Polish studies program to the
president of Poland made the
accomplishment especially satisfy-
ing.

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