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The Michigan Daily - Monday, January 29, 2001 - 3A

Urban architecture
conference to be
held at Taubman
The University's A. Alfred Taub-
man College of Architecture and
Urban Planning will host the Fourth
National Conference on New
Urbanism this Thursday through
The symposium is subtitled
Regional, Environmental, Social, and
Architectural Justice," and continues a
series of conferences at Harvard Uni-
versity and the University of Califor-
nia at Berkeley.
More than 30 leading advocates
Wqnd critics of New Urbanism from
around the country will speak.
Speakers include Peter Calthorpe,
author of best-selling "The Next
American Metropolis" Fourth Nation-
al Conference on New Urbanism;
Andres Duany, principal in Duany
Plater-Zyberk & Company that
designed the proposed Newmarket
development in Pittsfield Township
0 er Ann Arbor; Alex Krieger, chair
of the Department of Urban Planning
and Design at Harvard University;
Ann Spim, author of "The Language
of Landscape" and faculty member of
MIT; and Michael Sorkin, head of the
Utban Design Program at City Col-
lege of New York, noted author and
frequent contributor to architecture
The event will begin on Thursday
with a reception and panel in the
*evening at the Horace Rackham Grad-
uate School Building and is followed
by session at the Art and Architecture
Building on North Campus on Satur-
day. Sunday, more sessions will be
held at Rackham.
For exact times and locations,
direction to and around Ann Arbor,
and accomodations information, visit
* wurb symp.htm.
Panels will focus on the topics of
environmentalism, regionalism, social
equity and architectural design.
The symposium is sponsored by the
Office of the Vice President for
Research, Office of the President,
Congress for the New Urbanism, and
Erb Environmental Management
catholic feminist
to speak today
Rosemary Ruether, a Catholic
feminist theologian from Northwest-
prn Univerity, will present "Chris-
tianity and the Making of the
Modern Family" today from noon to
1:30 p.m.
The free talk is sponsored by the
-Tniversity Women's studies program
* and will be held in 2239 Lane Hall at
204 S. State St.
Poet to read work
at Rackham
Award-winning New Jersey poet
Stephen Dunn will give a poetry read-
ing today as part of the University Eng-
lish Department's Visiting Writers
Dunn will read from "Different
Hours," a collection of poems that
explore ranges of human emotions.
_,uDnn's works explore loneliness and
human relationships with "language
kind form as clear and chilling as
ice," according to a Booklist review-

Dunn will be in Rackham
Amphitheater today at 5 p.m. The
event is free.
0 Whale songs focus
of discussion
Local shakuhachi flute master
Michael Gould and University
zoology graduate student Salvatore
Cerchio, who studies humpback
whale songs, will lead a discussion
called "The Nature of Art and Sci-
ence: Shakuhachi Flute and Whale
Songs" Wednesday from 7 to 8
Gould and Cerchio will discuss thej
specialties and connections between the
shakuhachi flute and humpback whale
The discussion will be held in the
University of Michigan Exhibit Muse-
um/Ann Arbor Art Center on North
University Avenue at Geddes and is
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Whitney Elliott.

UHS to aid in spinal ijrpgm


By Kay Bhagat
For the Daily
Tom Hoatlin was shot and paralyzed 10 years
ago during a robbery at the hotel he was managing.
His experience led him to take a job as a consultant
with the newly created Wellness with SCI (spinal
cord injury) program - a joint effort of University
Health Systems and the Ann Arbor Center for
Independent Living.
"I went from first being an injury patient to a
paid consultant. As a former patient, I offer experi-
ence to newer patients," Hoatlin said.
The program, set to begin in March, will offer
free medical care and a promise of establishing a
healthier life for SCI patients.
Geared to toward patients between 18 to 65 who
have lived with a debilitating SCI for more than

Wheelchair-bound patients are the focus of a joint
effort to study and prevent resulting conditions.

two years, the program provides psychosocial
workshops and preventative care for wheelchair-
bound patients.
This program is sponsored by UHS through a
University grant.
UHS Department of Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation and Wellness with SCI pro-
gram coordinator Sunny Roller said three
aspects will be emphasized in the program:
nutrition, physical activity and lifestyle. She
mentions that the lifestyle division includes
aid with stress, sexuality, relationships and

Roller also pointed out the uniqueness of the
"We try to ward off problems before they start,
this is totally new from anything that exists," she
Skin problems, abnormal pain, pressure, ulcers
and depression are among the effects that harm
those confined to a wheelchair for a long period of
time, said UHS psychologist and program director
Denise Tate.
Tate was an advocate for the urgency of the
Wellness program.
"I think that people really need something like

this: they usually receive help only when things aie
gettingareally bad," Tate said.
Hoatlin said the program is different from others
because of the emphasis it puts on SCI patients. He{
plans to work with other recovering patients t
instruct and host several discussions that will deal
with the psychological aspects of coping with daily-
struggles of an SCI.
Participating patients will be paid for their atten-
dance and have their transportation provided for
through the grant. This incentive encourages par-
ticipation, helps to ensure that the program will,
remain in the future and will serve as useful
research data on this condition.
"Hardly anything is being done about wellness,
only crisis control. We offer individual care iA
order to figure out what each patient can do," said

Death of aSterovost
leaves cam1DUS Sa s s

By Jane Kroll
Daily Staff Reporter

Eastern Michigan University Provost
and Vice President for Academic
Affairs Ronald
Collins, died
Thursday afterK
serving the univer-
sity for more than
three decades.
Kylie Crawford,
president of the
Eastern Michigan
Student Govern-
ment, said Collins
went out of his way Colins
to connect with
university students by establishing pro-
grams such as the Undergraduate Sym-

"He served here for 36 years and
really made an impact on the universi-
ty," Crawford said. "A lot of the stu-
dents knew him and are saddened by
his death."
Morell Boone, dean of Learning
Resources and Technology and one of
Collins' colleagues, reiterated his dedi-
cation to the university's students.
"Not only was he my supervisor, but
he was my personal friend. What he has
meant to Eastern Michigan will never
go away - he left an indelible mark on
the institution that will go on because of
his caring for the true mission of the
university, which is the students,"
Boone said in a written statement.
Collins died Thursday afternoon at
Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital at the; age
of 64. His official cause of death has not
yet been released.

Collins, a nationally recognized
scholar in the field of instructional
computer usage, began his career at
Eastern in 1965 as an assistant pro-'
fessor of chemistry, a department
that he later went on to head. In
1977 Collins received Eastern's Dis-
tinguished Faculty Award and in
1983, was named provost of the unii-
Eastern Michigan University spokes-
woman Pam Young said Collins' death
has hit the university especially hard
because of the strong sense of commu-
nity felt within Eastern.
"He was a vital part of our communi-
ty," Young said in a written statement.
"Even though we are the fifth largest
university in Michigan, we are a close-
knit campus that has been greatly sad-
dened by the loss."

TOM UN/Daily
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital recently was rated ninth in the country out of
178 accredited hospitals.
Mott Children's
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Hosptal r&ceilves

Study shows Michi ganstudents
not getting career guidance

The program ranks
9th out of 178 accred-
ited hospitals
By Maria Sprow
Daily Staff Reporter
In its February issue, Child maga-
zine named the University's C.S.
Mott Children's Hospital to its list of
the top 10 children's hospitals in the
Mott placed 9th out of the 178
accredited children's hospitals.
Detroit's Children's Hospital of
Michigan is ranked 6th in the
nation because of their research
and Child Life programs, includ-
ing a pet-therapy program, which
takes specially trained animals
into the hospital to spend time
with patients.
University Hospitals spokes-
woman Kara Gavin said the compe-
tition between hospitals was very
Gavin said there were several
things that set Mott apart from other
children's hospitals.
"We have very specialized facili-
ties and have established programs
based on team approaches. There is
the idea that everything we do, we
do in a coordinated way," Gavin
Some of the reasons for the high
ranking given by Child were
Mott's success in heart transplants,
its assistance for children with
lung and heart problems, its child-
friendly pre-surgery procedures in
which doctors run through a pre-
tend surgery with children before
the procedure to calm them, its
pediatric trauma center and its
strengths in treating face and skull
birth defects.
. Steven M. Donn, Director of
Neonatal and Prenatal Medicine at

Mott, was also featured in the maga-
zine as a "doctor who makes a dif-
"Donn is an extraordinary per-
son," Gavin said.
Donn was responsible for the hos-
pital's purchase in 1990 of an
improved ventilator system for pre-
mature infants after he discovered
the old ones were causing ruptured
lungs and brain damage.
"He's the one our hospital chose
to showcase," Gavin said.
University alum Alexa Canady
was chosen to represent Children's
Hospital of Michigan. Cariady is the
chief of pediatric neurosurgery at the
hospital and was the first black
woman in the country to head such a
Child based their ranking on sev-
eral factors, including information
from the Joint Commission on
Accreditation of Healthcare Organi-
zations in Washington, D.C., which
provides an evaluation on all accred-
ited health care associations. The
commission accredited the Universi-
ty Hospitals in 1997. Mott was
ranked in the top 50 by JCAHA.
Child assembled an advisory
board of physicians from around
the nation to develop a survey
addressing issues from patient
survival rates to programs
designed to satisfy the emotional
needs of patients.
Also ranked in the top 10 are
The Children's Hospital of
Philadelphia, Children's Hospital
in Boston, Children's Hospital and
Regional Center in Seattle, The
Children's Hospital in Denver,
Texas Children's Hospital in
Houston, Children's Medical Cen-
ter of Dallas, Children's Hospital
and Health Center in San Diego
and The Medical University of
South Carolina Children's Hospi-
tal in Charleston.

By Iakaii Jones
For the Daily
The Ferris State University Partnership for Career Deci-
sion-making - a program aimed at helping children dis-
cover their career paths - recently conducted a study that
found most teenagers in Michigan are not getting the help
they need in discovering what career fields interest them
"Students and parents agree not much career counseling
is going on in the schools," said Ferris State spokesman Jim
In fact, Thorp said, more than 50 percent of parents
agree that schools are not helping with their children's
career decisions and 45 percent of Michigan students
also share this view.
The Partnership program's survey uncovered many
views Michigan-parents and children have. One common
sentiment is parents feeling that four-year colleges are
better for their children than vocational schools. Eighty
percent of parents and 76 percent of teens in the study
said they feel this way.
"There's a mindset that (the children) should go to a
traditional four-year college," said Ferris State President
William Sederburg. "But over half the people that go
don't succeed. A big stigma is attached to technical edu-
cation. Most parents find it second class to a liberal arts
As a result of this bias, only six percent of Michigan
teens surveyed said that said they feel that computers are a
viable career option, though they dislike the idea of going to
vocational school.
"At Ferris, we have lots of technical programs," Thorp
said. "Automotive, computers and manufacturing, but not
many young people are interested in these types of jobs,

"A big stigma is attached to
technical education."
- William Sederburg
Ferris State University Presideart.
although they're very high-tech."
Sixteen percent of children want to go into education,
twelve percent into medical careers and seven percent in
engineering and law, respectively.
The program also aims to improve the relationship
between the business and industry and educators. The
program also wants the career fields the teens are inter-
ested in to provide hands-on experience including
internships, working in the field directly and guidance
in making the decision on whether or not they would
like to pursue a specific career. The Partnership also
seeks to make children aware of the technical field as a
prospect career choice.
"We want to get employers involved directly with the si.
dents and educators," Thorp said.
"There is really no strong system there to help childreir
with their career choices," Sederburg said. "Counselors ana
teachers aren't really involved. With our program, we wani
the state more involved in developing programs to target the
The Partnership involves a handful of state organizationd
and schools, including Lansing Community College, th4
Michigan Health Council and William Beaumont Hospital.
"Nobody ever really did a project like this," Sederburg
said. "We give children the abilities to help them find their
calling in life. It's kind of exciting."

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