The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 4, 1999 - 3A
The Institute for Research on Women
and Gender is scheduled to hold a lecture
*ntitled "Economic Equality in
Marriage: More Independence for
Women, Less for Men" on Friday. The
lecturer is Annemette Sorenson, the
director of the Henry A. Murray
Research Center at Radcliffe College.
The lecture will include topics such as
social stratification with a special
emphasis on gender stratification, the
sociology of the family and research on
the life course of women and men in
modern society. The lecture will run
*om 12 p.m to 2 p.m. in the second
floor conference room of the Literature,
Science & Arts building.
series kicks off
with poet Janowitz
The University's visiting writer series
s set to begins Thursday. Poet Phyllis
nowitz, an English professor at Cornell
University, is scheduled to speak. She
has published thencollections
"Temporary Dwellings" and "Visiting
She will speak about her poetry and
how it relates to the human spirit having
an optimistic outlook on life despite past
misfortunes. The lecture will take place
at Rackham Amphitheatre at 5 p.m.
New guidelines regarding athletes
who receive concussions during the
gane have been published in the current
issue of "American Journal of Sports
Medicine," by a team led by Edward
Wojtys, a professor of surgery in the
Oniversity Health System.
The guidelines propose that athletes
who are hit in the head should leave the
game immediately and see a doctor if they
lose consciousness or have persistent or
delayed symptoms of a head injury.
According to the Centers for Disease
Control, more than 300,000 American
athletes sustain concussions each year
and nearly a third of them neglect to see
a doctor. These guidelines are to encour-
e athletes to see a doctor and prevent
rther injury to the brain.
'U' to honor
Parriot with award
wring an astronomy department
symposium Friday, Joel Parriott, a
Ph.D. in astronomy, will be recog-
nized as this years recipient of the
annual Ralph B. Baldwin Award in
stronomy, Astrophysics, and Space
The award, which honors the most
outstanding thesis for the year, recog-
nizes Parriott's thesis, "The Interaction
Between Late-Stage Stellar Mass Loss
and the Hot Interstellar Medium in
He will receive a $2,000 cash prize as
well as a bronze medallion at the sympo-
Gchool of Art and
Design to host
series of exhibits
The School of Art and Design is
scheduled to hold four exhibits dur-
ing the month of October.
"Impromptu Fibers," an exhibit of
fiber work by University faculty,
alumni, graduate students and guest
Ortist Monika Correa, will be in the
Art and Architecture Building until
"Art in a Box," a showcase of the art
and talent of its distinguished alumni
will be held in the Jean Paul Slusser
Gallery until Oct. 18.
"Gesture and Contemporary
Painting," an exhibition examining the
implications of the use of gesture as a
point of departure in recent painting,
will run from Oct. 29 to Nov. 30 in the
*warren M. Robbins Center for
"El Caminoville," a project by
artist Mike Rogers, incorporates
photographs, sculpture and video to
explain obsession, temptation and
history in an exhibit running from
Oct. 29 to Nov. 30 in the Jean Paul
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
UAC to offer funding for special events
Fund surplus provides additional $20,000 to $30, 000
By Jewel Gopwani
Daily Staff Reporter
The piggy bank for funding campus events just
got a little bigger.
This semester the University Activities Center
is adding Special Events to its docket of 14
The new committee will offer funding and UAC
resources to students and student groups interested
in co-sponsoring campus programming.
The other 14 committees fund student perfor-
mance outlets such as Amazin' Blue, Impact Dance,
Comedy Company and M-Flicks.
UAC Executive Chair Abby Adair said the new
committee is an effort to strengthen UAC's outreach
with other student organizations, one major goal of
UAC's executive board.
Before Special Events, UAC could not fund
and organize events that were not associated
with one of its existing committees.
Adair said UAC was unable to follow through on
an interest to co-sponsor the Encompass show last
January. "That was a huge missed opportunity for
UAC," Adair said.
Adair explained that UAC is able to establish this
committee to work with additional events because
it has a surplus of funds which she attributes to
"frugal spending over the past couple of years."
The surplus allows UAC 'to allot S20,000 to
$30,000 each year to Special Events, Adair said.
She added the amount may vary because
Special Events will handle funding on a case-by-
Special Events is chaired by UAC's Coordinator
of Outreach Jordan Litwin and Coordinator of
Programming Sukti Dhital.
Litwin encourages students and student groups to
approach the special events committee about pro-
But in deciding whether to help organize and fund
an event, the Special Events will consider campus
need, the event's audience, the amount of money the
event needs and if the event is too similar to what
UAC already organizes.
"it makes more money available to student
- Glen Roe
Michigan Student Assembly Budget Priorities Committee chair
Adair added that "manpower" will be an impor-
tant factor in assisting in the completion of the com-
The committee is currently in its initial stages
and is seeking new members to fulfill its role of
working with campus organizations to complete
In addition to UAC staff, key resources the com-
mittee will offer are access to computers, graphic
designers and UAC's experience in programming.
Hillel is the first student organization to work
with Special Events. With UAC, Hillel will co-
sponsor sex therapist Ruth Westheimer's visit to
the Michigan Theater on Dec. 1.
Litwin said Westheimer's visit should cost about
S16,000. UAC and Hillel will split the cost and the
revenues from ticket sales.
Ross Kirschner said he expects the partnership
between Hillel and UAC to be successful. "They
compliment each other with the ditThrent aspects
that they bring," he said.
In addition to bringing Westheimer to campus,
UAC plans to help organize Encompass through
Chair of the Michigan Student Assembly's
Budget Priorities Committee, Glen Roe said
UAC's special event's committee will help BPC in
fulfilling its job of allocating funds. "It makes
more money available to student groups," Roe
Playing dress up1
Mentoring service aims to
match women to professionals
By Jon Fish
For the Daly
Women seeking advice to help them prepare for careers in
engineering, math and the sciences - traditionally male-
dominated fields - can get a little help from the University
MentorNet is an e-mail-based mentoring program that
matches women students from participating universities with
professional men and women across the country.
The program is in its second year at the University. Last
year it matched 539 female engineering and science students
with mentors. MentorNet currently services 26 universities
but expects to add 12 this year, said Peg Single, mentoring
specialist and MentorNet's liaison to the University.
To participate in MentorNet, interested women can visit
the program's Website at www.mentorne~t.net and complete a
confidential online registration form.
Students will then be matched with mentors on the basis of
field specialty. The program also aims to match participants
with mentors with similar education levels and sector interest
- either public or private. After being matched, the mentor
and student communicate solely through e-mail.
MentorNet uses e-mail to bring industry mentors from dis-
tant cities and students together. Single said e-mail has sever-
al other advantages. Because students and mentors do not
meet face-to-face, mentors can add an impartial influence to
their students' lives, she said. Also, students may not feel as
intimidated by an e-mail-based relationship as they might in
a face-to-face situation.
MentorNet matches students with both male and female
mentors, in part because men often outnumber women in math
and science fields. While this may seem unusual, due to the pro-
gram's focus on women, Single said including men has been
"Our goal is to not only increase the number of women in
these fields but to also change the nature of these fields to be
more conducive and friendly towards women. Having men as
mentors furthers this by making everyone awareof the issues,"
According to the University's Women in Engineering office,
28 percent of Engineering undergraduate students are women
and 19 percent of Engineering graduate students are women.
Susan Burke, Women in Engineering director, noted that
these numbers are slightly higher than national averages for
women engineering students, but there is always room for
Nationally, women comprise six to seven percent of the
engineers in the labor force, according to a study conducted
by the National Science Foundation.
"Engineering is still a male-oriented area. Our office tries to
recruit some students, but we mostly work on retention, making
sure whatever women are in the college, stay in," Burke said.
She said she hopes MentorNet relationships will encourage
women to stay in their respective fields, as well as make con-
tacts that will help them after graduation.
Joyce Yen, an Engineering graduate student recently signed
up for the program. Yen is currently pursuing a doctorate and
"hopes to gain additional information from a person with
long-term industry experience." She also noted that
MentorNet covers a great geographical range, matching stu-
dents with mentors across the country - another benefit of
the program, she said.
The online registration deadline for MentorNet is Oct. 8. For
more information on the program, Engineering, math and sci-
ence students can access MentorNets Website or call the
Women in Engineering Office at 647-7012.
JOANNA PAINE/Da iy
Huron High School sophomore Lynn Sukach experiments with hats a' ie
University theatre department's Halloween costume sale Saturday.
Penn State prof.
By Hanna LoPatin
Daily Staff Reporter
It was just a man, his audience and
thousands of years of history when Prof.
Alexander Jaffe spoke about Israeli
archaeology Friday in the Frieze
Jaffe, a professor of anthropology at
Pennsylvania State University, has sever-
al credits to his name, including author-
ing 27 book reviews and several articles
in esteemed historical and cultural publi-
University near eastern studies Prof.
Norman Yoffee, who organized the lec-
ture and introduced Jaffe, said he got the
idea to have Jaffe speak on campus after
one of his colleagues asked him to speak
to students in her honors seminar
"Anthropology and the Bible." Yoffee
thought Jaffe was more qualified to
speak about the subject.
Jaffe began his lecture by calling it
"unconventional." Rather than discussing
his archaeological finds, Jaffe said he
wanted to review "Israeli archaeology
and the role of archaeology in society"
He said archaeology is a "facet of cul-
tural and educational policy."
The shekel, the monetary unit in Israel,
Jaffe said, is an example of how archae-
ology is used in society today. "The
shekel is derived from the imagery of
ancient coins,"he said.
A slide show accompanied half of the
one-and-a-half hour lecture. Jaffe described
the artifacts on the screen and their impor-
tance to the development of society.
Jaffe used his experiences digging at
Israel's famous Mount Masada as an
example of how archaeology is moving
from cultural study to tourist trap. He
described how cable cars ran across the
top of the site, and people could buy pop-
sicles as they walked around. Jaffe said
the site had been "Disney-fled."
"Archaeology only works so far as part
of a hand in creating and promoting eth-
nic identities" Jaffe said at the end of his
Pat Belanger, a member of the
Michigan Archaeological Society and an
audience member, spent six weeks this
past summer on a dig in Israel. "The his-
tory there connects with our culture and
religion. It was interesting seeing that
history first-hand," he said.
"It was a perspective I didn't expect,
Belanger said after the lecture. "He did-
n't talk about finds; he talked about phi-
Classical studies Prof. Sharon Herbert
attended the lecture "because I'm an
archaeologist who digs in Israel; this is
right down my line."
Jaffe "had a very different take on
archaeology, she said. "He asked, 'Why
are we doing it? What are the social
forces that form our questions?' We do
think about them more than he thinks we
do, but we could think about them more."
The Department for Near Eastern
Studies, the Frankel Center for Judaic
Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern and
North African Studies, and the
Interdepartmental Program in Classical
Art and Archaeology sponsored the lec-
... ,, . ... W ...4..rf r ,.r,..).