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RESEARCH
SEN
Doctors often
unaware of their
0 patients catheters
In a new study published in the Oct.
15 issue of the American Journal of
Medicine, researchers found that doc-
tors are often unaware that their
patients have urinary catheters.
The study, led by University assis-
tant internal medicine Prof. Sanjay
Saint, examined 256 doctors working
on general medicine floors at four dif-
ferent hospitals.
The doctors, which ranged from
medical students to attending physi-
cians, were given a questionnaire prior
to performing morning rounds that
cave them a list of patients and asked
'whether they had a catheter the previ-
ous day and the reason for having the
catheter
The researchers then checked the
pool of 469 patients to see whether
.they had a catheter the previous day
and if the doctor was correct. About
25 percent, or 11 7 of the 469 patients.
"ad catheters. Doctors were unaware
of the catheter status in 28 percent of
the patients, and catheters vere_ found
-'-Fo be unneeded in 3 1 percent of the
_ ,~patients.
They also found that the more
senior the doctor, the less likelv they
' ere to be aware that the patient \was
' "Wising a catheter.
The University Health System is
now looking into creaing a policy
w here catheters are automatically
taken out after 48 hours unless there is
a medical reason to keep the device
Mass extinction
,ecret uncovered
Researchers at the University and
Syracuse university hae discovered
that the mass extinction that occurred
41ui1inet the Locene. Oligocene bound-
ary time period was caused by colder
mWinters along the G ilf Coast.
, The findinus are based on the
analysis of the chemical composition
of fossilized otoliths a group of fish
that survived the extinction. They
mwere able to determine temperatures
dropped 4 degrees Celsius in the win-
>he study. led by University c-
':logical sciences Prof. Kgcr
'Lohmann, Syracuse University
assistant earth sciences Prof.
William Patterson and S'.racusC
Ciniversity \1isitiun assistant earth
sciences Prof. Linda Ivany, is pub-
lished in today's issue of the jour-
'nal Nature.
* Study finds that
THC in marijuana
may be addictive
According to a federal study pub-
lished in the No' ember issue of the
journal Nature Neuroscience, marijua-
"fa may be addictive.
The study, led by Steven Gold-
berg of the National Institute on
Drug Abuse, found that squirrel
E lonkeys repeatedly dosed then-
a.l\ves w ith TIHC. the actixe inuredi-

"{t im mlanjuala.
Four monkeys w.eie uiven an
intravenous device that delivered
THC when the monkey pushed a
lever. The monkeys pushed the lever
up to 30 times each hourlong daily
session to get the TIIC, but only one
to four times when they received
* ater instead of TI I.
Lach push of the lever delivered a
osc of THC similar ini proportion to
a human taking a puff from a marijua-
na cigarette.
The monkeys pushed the lever
about as often as other monkeys did
in a similar situation with cocaine,
.utt that does not necessarily mean
marijuana is as addictive as cocaine
to people.
The NIDA says marijuana causes
R$011mipulsive and often uncontrollable
cravings and used despite health and
social consequences and therefore is
addictive.
-Curnpileyl hi Dcibi' .StaffRe'pOrter
Lindsey Alpert.

LOCAL/S TATErThe Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 19, 2000 - 3
WISE celebrates anniversary with lecture

A

By Krista Gullo
D~ak, Stafl Reportcr

The Women in Discovery Sympo-
sium celebrated famous female scientist
Marie Curie in a daylong event featur-
ing a panel discussion and lectures
given by distingtuished women scientists
and authors. The lectures focused on
historical and contemporary issues
encountered by women in science.
"It was a great opportunity to talk
about these issues and decide what we
can do next to help women enter the
field and be successful" said Cinda
Davis, director of Women in Science
and Engineering.
The symposium is one in a series
of events this month, inCluding lec-
tures and educational activities, cele-
brating Women's History Month. The
symposium also marked t he 20th
anniversarv celebration of WISE.
The special events are concurrent
with an exhibit, lThe Legacy of Marie

Curie: 100 Years of Scientific Innova-
tion," featuring Nobel-laureate Marie
Curie and other prominent women in
nuclear sciences. Organizers expect
more than 2,000 middle and high
school students to visit during the
month.
Since much of Women's history
Month focuses on the celebration of
Marie Curie, the symposium recog-
nized women making current contribu-
tions to science.
"We wanted to have a day where the
accomplishments of other women
were celebrated" said Maiy Brake, a
coordinator of the symposium and
associate professor in nuclear engi-
neering and radiological sciences.
Lecture topics included Lise Meitner
and the discovery of nuclear fission, the
women of the Manhattan Project, the
apparent glass ceiling for women in sci-
ence and the thrill of discoverv.
"Role Models are so important -
and these women are certainly great

role models" said Susan Burke, direc-
tor of the Women in Engineering
Office.
Nicole Horst, a senior at the Flint-
based General Motors lnstitute, said
she found it interesting that not many
women participate in electrical engi-
neering and physics. Horst said that
the lack of support and mentors for
women in science perpetuates the lack
of women in science.
"Science and engineering does need
diversity inCluding minorities and
women" Davis said.
The Marie Curie exhibit will be at
the University's Media Union Gallery
until Nov. 3, and is open Monday
through Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m.;
Thursday and Friday noon p.m. to 8
p.m.; and weekends 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
All events are free to the public.
Additional information is available at
the Curie Celebration Website at
wivv w .jr iinich. edtu ./'-
cialrnti curic.

Scientist and Executive Officer of the American Physical Society Judy Franz
following her speech on women in science at the Michigan League yesterday.

Bush's wife, mother rally to
gather support fom women

BUSH
Continued from Page1:A
field event yesterday evening.
"I feel a little funny talking about
women's issues," Barbara said. "I think
we care about the exact same thing
that men do."
Saying she didn't want to talk about
other elections for fear of makitn a
mistake, Barbara instead focused on
the role of womeni in the upcoming
electi on.
"Women are the imost powerfll
political group in the country,'' she
said.
.oking that having twin teenace
daughters -SWould prepare her son for
any type of negotiations, Barbara
pointed to "the strong, wise women
with whom the governor surrounds
himself.
Rice, George W. Bush's chief for--
cign policy advisor and a Stanford
professor, spoke about education.
"Educatiou is the ladder up," Rice
said. "Did vott hear the passion in his

yoicc(at lucsdav\ debate) when he
spoke about education?"
Rice kept in check with the female
theiiie sayin in her introduction, "I
am so happy to be here with distimn-
-uished women on this stage,' and
adding as an afterthought " - and
you, too, (ov. Fueler'
Bush's vife Laura spoke about edu-
cation as a moral tiiold.
"Fami ly life seems to grow more
challengmiti every year," she said.
'The lessons of the home iust be
reinforced by the standards of the
school..,
To critics who have claimed Bush
doesn't speak enough with teachers,
Lau-a, who once worked as a public
school teacher and librarian retorted,
"George spends every night with a
teacher.
Although the xwomen did speak on
the issue of education. the speeches
ultimately came back to promotion of
Gcorce W. Bush for PI-esideiit.
.Ale will be an outstanding presi-
dent' Barbara said.

In a brief speech Lynne Cleney, the
wvife of vice-presidential candidate and
former secretary of defense Dick
Cheney gave praise for Bush's leade-
ship abilities.
"Women- - and men - are sick
and tired of the finger pointing, the
blame casting that goes on in Wash-
ington ," she said, adding that Bush can
cross party lines to bring people
tocether.
Cheney also championed her hus-
band 's runting mate oi his f'ight for
local control. '"The citizens of Michi-
gan know what the kids of Michigzui
need:'she said.
Royal Oak resident Bonnie Behirens
said she was pleased with what the
womiien had to say.
"We need somebody who's going to
stand behind the women.'she said.
The event ended with an interestine
outlook for the future.
"The President of the United States
is more than a man," Lati-a said,
or a woman as I hope the case wi I
sotmetime be."

ABBY ROSE NBAW a'Ly
Filipino students participate in the Filipino American Students Association
celebration on the Diag yesterday.
! !*
ilipino students
celebratehitr
-month on Di~ag

WWWMICHIGANDAILY.COM

The University of Michigan
museum of art

By Karen Schwartz
Delicately balancing a candle
on her head and one in each hand,
N ursinr ifreshman Charlene
Bugais focused on her dancin as
she and others shared a piece of
their heritace with the crowd
assembled on the Dia¬ę.
The dance was just one of the
many exhibitions held on the
Diag yesterday as part of a Fil-
ipino American Student Associa-
tion celebration of history,
culture and heritage. Aimed at
increasing the visibility and
understanding of Filipino culture,
the event also featured speakers
and ethnic foods.
"October is Filipino American
history month, and we figured
what better month to bring people
tocether," FASA President Ruben
Lazaro said.
Yesterday also marked the
413th anniversary of the first
written records about Filipinos
lanudinug on the shores of' what is
now California, said FASA Vice
President Jose Eivangielista.
At the event, FASA also dis-
played a pictorial history of Fil-
ipinos in America.
Rodolfo Altamirano, a FASA
group mentor and director of the
Ihtternational Center, said he.
hoped the event would redirect

co nuitii unisconceptionus.
*'\Ve've been seetn as second-
class citizens, and we have to
show our different role in the 21st
Century," Altaiirano said.
Office of New Student Pro-
crams Assistant Director Connie
Rose Tingson, who serves as one
of the group's mentors, said she
was impressed xith the students'
efforts.
"We (as mentors) are just here
supporting the students. They've
really taken ownership of this.
It's theirs and it turned out great,"
Tingson said.
Lazaro said FASA, which
established itself at the University
in 1986, aims to teach Filipinos
more about themselves and also
to educate others on the culture.
"You don't have to be filipino
to join, although that's the com-
mon assumption," Lazaro said.
"'he FASA is here for everyone
to learn."
The group meets on Thurs-
days, alternating between events
and meetings. Members partici-
pate in workshops and social
activities, and they plan on
attending two Midwest confer-
ences to meet others and learn on
a larger scale.
Students interested in joining
the FASA can vis'it
rtrw. umich.elu/~/uasa for more
information.

Arthur

THE CALENDAR
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
EVENTS U "Innovative Comprehension Women in Brazil," Ana Oster-
Assessments for Emergent mann will speak, Sponsored by
"Classic Sampler" by The Borodin Readers," Alison Paris will pre- Latin American and Caribbean
Society, Sponsored by Gifts of sent award-winning research, Studies, 2609 SSWB, 1080
Art, 12:10 p m., University Hospi- Sponsored by the School of Edu- South University, 647-0844
tal Lobby,936-ARTS cation, noon, 1309 SEB, Whit-
. ... _. .. . ,.n , A, Au itnrn e;, r ,-.-- ,

Miller
at Work

Gallery Talk
Sunday, October 22, 3 pm
U-M Professor of English and
Theater Enoch Brater talks about the
exhibition. Brater is the organizer of

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