The Michigan Daily - Thursday, November 11, 1999 -
women in science
By Shabnam Daneshvar
Daily Staff Reporter
The Center for the Education of Women
hosted their first open forum on women in
science yesterday with three women facul-
ty researchers as well as University stu-
The event involved talks from Carolina
Lithgow-Bertelloni, assistant professor of
geological sciences; Joanna Mirecki-
Millunchick, assistant professor of materi-
al science and Engineering; and Helen
Pass, assistant professor of surgery.
Although the panel focused mainly on
Oiese women's individual careers as engi-
neers, surgeons and geologists, a primary
topic was the decreasing trend for men and
especially women participating in the sci-
"Education has become the highest
import" in the United States, said sociol-
ogy Prof. Muge Gocek as she noted the
decreasing numbers of men and women
in the sciences and the fact that many
ompanies are now forced to hire interna-
Gocek and audience members engaged
in a discussion which established the
importance for both genders to apply
themselves more and the need for science
oriented individuals in the work force.
Lithgow-Bertelloni shared her love for
her field in geology and stressed the
importance of familiarizing oneself with
earth sciences and the environment.
"I taught a first-year level on geology
and the importance of knowing more about
the environment. At the end of the semes-
ter, many students told me they would have
never cared about the environment as they
did at the end of class because they know
so much more about the situation and the
politics," she said.
Lithgow-Bertelloni referred specifically
to voting issues on global warming and
other environmental hazards.
"Dialogues like this are important. I am
pleasantly surprised to listen to these
women and see that the science fields,
unlike what many have thought throughout
the years, is not just geeked-out men,"
Carol Hollenshead, director of the
Center for the Education of Women,
described the event as "terrifically impor-
tant" to women within different specialties
"It is so exciting to see the interest
Assistant geological sciences Prof. Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni speaks in West Hall yesterday
at a forum focusing on women in science.
between the scientists and nonscientists,"
Hollenshead also pointed out the need
for more women to involve themselves
within the engineering and material sci-
"The biological fields are reaching a
parody. Top 20 (Education) schools around
the nation now have 45 percent women
enrolled," she said.
But Pass, also the director of the
University breast cancer department,
spoke of the changes needed within even
the medical and biological fields of sci-
She maintained that even though many
more women are acquainting themselves
with the biological sciences, much more
research should be performed on women
within the clinical trials.
of Middle East
By Jody Simone Kay
Daily Staff Reporter
Students walking into the Michigan Union Ballroom tody
may be transported to distant cultures - at least for a little
"The original idea was to give an opportunity to travel to a
country you would not normally see" said LSA sophmoru
Reza Breakstone, a member of the Persian Stutdent
Association and an organizer for the event.
The first ever "Tour of the Middle East" includes Prsiart,
Armenian, Turkish and Arab cultural displays and perfor-
mances from IlI a.m. to 5 p.m and from 8 p.m. to I an. The
American Movement for Israel also was invited to participate
but was unable to because of a lack of resources, Brakstons
"The situation in the Middle East is moving towards better
cooperation between the Israelis and the Arabs and we re ijy
wanted to reflect that on campus" said LSA Senior Ai nt
Mackie, an organizer from the Arab-American Anti
"Even if the situation wasn't good in the Middle East, r
would want to come together" Breakstone added.
The event is cultural in nature, not political, said LS
junior Katy Pearce, an organizer from the Armenian Students
The 12 students on the planning team described the event
as a Middle Eastern bazaar, or marketplace, with inform -
tional displays, traditional outfits, pictures, flags and art-
work. Cultural performances are planned for every hour.
"You normally hear all of the politics. This is a chance >o
see the real human aspect of the Middle East; What doesa
sound like, what does it taste like, what does it looklike'?"
The sounds will be of traditional instruments such as ti
Tableh, a small hand drum, Santoor, an Iranian string ist ri-
ment and 'Aoud, an Arab folkloric guitar.
The Habibi Dance Troupe, a professional dance group
from Lansing, will be performing during the celebration. The
members perform and explain various dances from severAl
countries, including Lebanon, Morocco and Iran.
"It's very expressive because all the dances have stories
and messages behind them," said Pearce, who has seen tp
In addition watching to cultural dances, students will be
able to participate in contemporary dance workshops from 8
p.m. to 1 a.m. Students will have the opportunity to learn
such dances as Dapkeh, a Lebanese line dance, and Bandari,
a South Iranian dance.
"This is the first time, on our own accord, that all of the
groups have come together," Breakstone said.
Pearce said that planning the event has been educational
for those involved.
"The goal is to educate ourselves and the University com-
munity, to work on stereotypes and try to expand everione's
knowledge of this region and its cultures" Pearce said
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Students mark start of Native
American Heritage month
By Robert Gold
Daily Staff Reporter
Watching and discussing "Smoke
Signals" - the first feature length
movie produced, directed and written
by Native Americans - students from
various groups on campus began the
first of a series of events to celebrate
Native American Heritage Month.
Several University associations are
sponsoring the November activities,
ranging from speeches to dinners. They
organizers include the University chap-
ter of the American Indian Science and
Engineering Society, the Native
American Student Association, the
Native American Law Student
Association and the American Culture
Shannon Martin, Native American
coordinator for the Office of Multi-
Ethnic Student Affairs, said the organi-
zations began planning the activities in
July with the formation of the Native
American Programs Task Force - a
group of 16 students, staff and faculty
from the various Native American and
cultural associations on campus.
She said one of the task force's major
goals is to offer open discussion for stu-
dents interested in their heritage.
"Another thrust of the programming
is to bring about the awareness of the
contributions of the Native American
people to the larger campus communi-
ty" Martin said, adding that collective-
ly, the sponsoring student groups have
about 30 "core members."
Yesterday's film, a 1998 Sundance
Film Festival award winner, drew less
than 10 students. Cristina Azocar, a
doctoral candidate and member of the
Upper Mattaponi Tribe of the Powhatan
Nation, led a post viewing discussion
last night. Azocar, who studies cultural
stereotypes in the media, said movies
and television shows often portray
Indians as "shamans and stoic," and the
movie "uses the stereotypes humorous-
ly in order to demystify stereotypes."
While small in number, NASA co-
Chair Jackie Pilette said the event was
stimulating for those who attended.
"There are a lot of things people are
not comfortable talking about," Pilette
said. "You could ask questions and peo-
ple wouldn't look down on you."
While last night's event drew few in
number, many organizers said they are
optimistic about attendance at upcoming
events. Martin said the campus organiza-
tions have been celebrating Native
American Heritage Month for the last
seven years, adding that while movie dis-
cussions rarely bring a crowd, others
activities draw more than 400 people.
Martin said a much anticipated activ-
ity among organizers is the Nov. 16 dis-
cussion about what kind of roles Native
Americans play shaping the American
Identity. A history professor from the
University of Colorado is scheduled to
lead this discussion in the Rackham
Amphitheater at 4 p.m.
Engineering senior Marissa
Ettawageshik said an increased aware-
ness about the upcoming events among
students will bring them to the remain-
der to the heritage month events.
"We haven't done a lot of publicity
yet," Ettawageshik said, adding NASA's
plans include an increase in fliers and
cooperation with the minority peer
advisers in University residence halls.
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the film "Smoke Signals" in the Huetwell Visitors Center last
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