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urgery replaces
gers with toes
University Hospital's second toe-to-
a surgery patient will soon return to
eon his farm in Silverwood, Mich.,
>lowing physical therapy. Last July,
rgeons transplanted three of Orlin
otter's toes - two from one foot and
e from another - to his hand after
Il five fingers were amputated in a
ring accident.
The hospital performed its first
rgery of this kind on Michigan
rmer Thomas Schultz 18 months
'o. In addition to completing sim-
I aily tasks, Schultz's new "fin-
allow him to complete impor-
nt farm chores like holding a
ringe to artificially inseminate his
iry cows.
The complicated surgery, per-
rmed at only a few hospitals in the
orld included joining dozens of tiny
nes, tendons, nerves and blood
ssels as well as connecting skin tis-
filar surgeries - such as replac-
9g umbs with toes - are more com-
on. But for patients without any fin-
rs, the added dexterity of more than
e new "finger" is a tremendous ben-
it, said Kevin Chung, who performed
th surgeries.
Chung said he is interested in
rming a University Hand Center,
hieh would bring together the best
perts in plastic, vascular and neu-
wanted kids
ad for families
Unwanted childten have i negative
et on both mothers and other fat-
members, reports a University
Researchers used two data sets to
alyze mothers' relationships with
c hildren - the 1987-88 National
W of Families and Households the
tergenerational Panel Study of
others and Children.
Mothers who keep unwanted
bies are more likely to be
pressed, spend time outside with
eir children, and spank or slap their
About one-third of live births in
95 were unintended at the time of
nception, according to the study.
Anse of
elonging a factor
A School of Nursing study cites a
ow sense of belonging" as a strong
edietor of depression - even
onger than other factors more com-
only associated with the illness
c ing social support, loneliness or
n tict
The study is based on information
thered from 31 clients diagnosed
ith major depression and 379 com-
unity college students.
Reg Williams, co-author of the
udy and associate professor of
rsing, said people who have a losv
nse of belonging often make state-
ents such as, "If I died tomorrow,
v few people would come to my
The researchers hope these findings
11 further general understanding of

pression and lead to more effective
ransplant teams
o globalI
Members of 46 special athletic
a from around the world will com-
W is week in the World Transplant
ames, an event designed to include
nsplant recipients in various sporting
The games, organized by the
ungarian Transplant Federation,
ill play in seven days of athletic
mpetition around the world.
All team members have received
me sort of transplant during their
. rmation, scoring updates, audio
es and photos will be featured on
ansWeb.com, a non-profit education-
site hosted by the University Health
stem Web site.
In addition to event coverage, the site
ms to educate the public about organ
:nation and transplantation proce-
The games will run through Sept.12.
-'Compi/ed by Dilr StaffReporte'r
Kellr O'Connor:

LOCAL/STATE The Michigan Daily -- Thursday, September 9, 1999 - 3A
ranking evoes guarded excitement

By Gerard Cohen-Vrignaud
Daily Staff Reporter
Last month's release of the 13th annual US.
News & World Report college rankings left the
University in a familiar position: grateful to be
included on a list topped by prestigious Ivy
League schools like Harvard, Yale and Princeton
- while at the same time disputing the findings.
"I believe that students and alumni, faculty and
staff, and the citizens of Michigan rightfully
expect the University of Michigan to be on a list of
the nation's finest universities, and we are delight-
ed to be recognized," University Provost Nancy
Cantor said in a written statement. "However, I
also caution against according more validity to
magazine ranking systems than is warranted."
The University held on to the 25th place ranking
in the category of best public or private universi-
ties in the country for the second year in a row,
after dropping several places last year.
In the arena of public universities, Michigan
tied for third with the University of California at
Los Angeles, edged out by the University of
California at Berkeley in first place and the
University of Virginia in second.
The University's School of Business
Administration undergraduate program was tied
for first in the nation based on academic reputation,
along with Massachusetts Institute of Technology
and the University of Pennsylvania.
In addition, the University's College of
Engineering placed 6th in the nation based on rep-
utation for its undergraduate program.
The California Institute of Technology topped
this year's list of best national schools by moving
up from a ninth place finish last year.
The jump indicates that contrary to criticism that

I also caution against
according more
validity to magazine
ranking systems than
is warranted."
- Nancy Cantor
University Provost
the list rewards only the oldest, most prestigious
universities, schools can better their rankings, said
Emily Adcock, a publicist for the magazine.
Adcock said the list is meant to act as a guide
and cannot replace a student's own research.
"This should be one of many sources a student
goes to when making their college choices,"
Adcock said. "But it has an influence on the
school's reputation to the general public."
The rankings, in the end, don't affect many col-
lege students, the great majority of whom don't
attend the top 50 schools.
Anne Young, a counselor at Troy High School in The S
Troy, Mich., said "the most capable kids with the busin
top scores and the families with the interest and
money definitely consider the rankings," but she 2
adds only about 10 percent of students at her school Be
fit this description.
Young recalls one senior turning down a hefty2.
scholarship at Michigan for an education at the '1
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which was 4.
third on the list of top 50 schools. Yal
"Some kids do think they need to go Ivy 25
League," Young said.

chool of Business Administration's undergraduate program tied with two other schools for tl
ess program in the country according to U.S, News & World Report's 13th annual rankings.


000 U.S. News & World Report College Rankings
st public and private schools: Best public schools:
California Institute of Technology 1. Unisersity of California at Berkeley
Harvard University 2. University of Virginia
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 3. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and
Princeton University and University of California at Los Angeles (tie)
e University (tie) 31. Michigan State University (tie)
. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor 48. Michigan Technical University (tie)

Spreading the word

Multi-national euro could

impact investment in economy
By Yael Kohen low. A strong European currency means tive implications as exports and imports
Daily StaffTReporter that less money will be entering the decrease. This, in effect, will hurt the
Economic prosperity in the United country and this will inl effect boost U.S. economy, including employment
States faces another opponent upon interest rates. opportuities.
entering the 21st Century. If many foreigners outside the 1 I But, the euro "should promote eco-
As the euro - the multi-national European nations - who will switch nomic growth, and in principle the
European monetary unit introduced to over to the euro currency in 2002 - use more the economy grows the more they
the market Jan. I of this year - gains it as a reserve currency instead of the buy from us," Jacobson said.
strength against the U.S. dollar, it poses dollar, it will have a negative impact onT The eiro also nmakes i "asier for
a threat to the U.S. economsy by becom- the U.S. economy, said political science Americans to trade in Europe" atid for
ing another option for international Prof. Harold Jacobson. Europeans to trade in the Umited States
investors who will no longer look sole- Interest rates are not the only threat said David Cole, director of the Office
ly to the dollar for investments, bring- the euro poses. Trade relations among for the Study of Automotive
ing down the cost of capital. the United States and the European Transportation, a division of the
The euro is now challenging the U.S. nations have also been affected. University's Transportation Research
dollar, which is most widely used and "Potential for trade conflict is institute.
most stable currency in the world. increased and if this ever blows up it During the past few years there has
In the past, global investors - for- will hurt us," Dufey said. been a general increase in economic
cigners who want to invest their money Recently, some European countries activity in Europe with a decrease in
outside their home country - have have placed restrictions on hormonally unemployment, but the exact reason for
invested their money in dollars becatise treated beef or genetically altered crops this increase is not due solely to the
of its strength, said IBusiniess Prof. such as corn produced in the United introduction of the euro, DIufey said.
Gunter Dufey. With the introduction of States, Dufey said, adding that many The euro is being used by I I of the
the euro, investors no%, have a choice Europeans believe genetically and hor- 15 European Uion members. It will
between two stable currencies. mon:Illy treated produce poses health not be available in cash form until 2002
Now that the euro is competing, risks. and unit then, the currency will be used
Dufey said the U.S. "ws ill have to work By creating single 'monetary uit, only is banks, although idividual
gust a little bit harder" to maintain the European nations can avoid competitive European currencies no longer exist.
cost of capital - the interest charged currency devaluation, which can cause Citizens can still carry the French
on borrowed money. By maintaining a trade barriers, Dufey said. franc, the Italian lire or the Spanish
low cost of capital, stock and bonds If trade conflict erupts on a large peseta, but banks convert the separate
markets go up and interest rates remain scale, the United States will face nega- currencies into euros

Chris Campbell watches as members of the Hare Krishnas meet on the Diag
yesterday afternoon.
Selection process
heoin~v finr new

Dearborn chancellor JOIN THE DAILY!
Di taff Reporter r"We have a real SEPT. 14TH, 16TH OR 20TH AT 7:30 P.M.

University President Lee Bollinger
announced yesterday the formation of a
search committee to find a successor
for the chancellor of the Universit's
Dearborn campus.
James Renick, named Dearborn's
chancellor in 1993, left the University
to become chancellor of Northt
Carolina Agricultural and Technical
State University in July.
Until a replacement is found,
Bernard Klein, professor emeritus of
political science and public administra-
tion, will serve as interim chancellor.
Klein has served as interim chancel-
lor twice in the past.
The 15-member search committee is
composed of various Dearborn alumni,
professors and community members.
"It looks like a great committee,"
said Gars Krenz, special counsel to
Krenz said the different backgrounds
of the committee members will bring dif-
ferent perspectives to the national search.
"Certainly, there was a desire to have
community input," Krenz said.
Chaired by Dearborn history Prof.
Sidney Bolkosky, others on the cots-
mittee include Isisael Ahmed, a
Dearborn alum and executive director
of the Arab Community Center for
Social and Economic Social Services

variety of people
... who know the
- Suneel Gupta
Dearborn junior
and, Steven Hamp, president of
Greenfield Village and Hemny Ford
Dearborn alums and professors make
up the majority of the remaining com-
mittee members.
"We have a real wide variety of peo-
ple on this committee who know the
campus," said committee member
Suneel Gupta, a U of M Dearborn
jumor and president of the campus' stu-
dent government.
Although the search committee pro-
ceedings will be closed to the public,
Krenz said the group has already met
once for orientation and is ready to
begin the search.
"It's hard to say how long the search
will take, Krenz said.
Although it may be some time before
a chancellor is picked, Gupta said he is
confident the committee will pick the
best chancellor "to lead the campus into
the next millennium."

The IE Fulbright programs support study abroad in over 100 countries, providing grants for
research, study and travel for selected countries, and various other opportunities such as
teaching assistantships.
The competition is open to US students at all graduate levels and to seniors who will have
graduated by the time the award is to beutiized. Students need not have international
experience to be considered. Recent graduates and graduating seniors are not at a
Information sessions will be held on Sept. 8 at 3pm, and Sept. 9 at 5pm in room 2609 of the
International Institute. Application materials are available at the International Institute (now
located in the new School of Social Work Building). The Fulbright Program Adviser is Kirsten
Willis. Contact her at 763-3297 or kbakke@umich.edu
Deadline for application: September 24, 1999

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