The Michigan Daily - Monday, Marcta 5, 2001-- 3A
begin this week
The University Physics Depart-
ment will begin the "Saturday
Morning Physics" lecture series, a
popular series of multimedia lec-
lures for general audiences by Uni-
. The free lectures will be held
March 10, 17, 24 and 31, from
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in 170 Denni-
This Satuftday, Prof. Fred Adams will
give a lecture titled "Death of a Uni-
verse," on the biography of the cosmos
and the long-term fate of its constituent
prof. to lecture
on critic Kazin
University Jewish literature Prof.
Juian Levinson will give a lecture titled
"If I Forget Thee, O Brooklyn: My
Memory and Invention in American
Autobiography" tomorrow at 7 p.m.
Levinson will discuss the autobio-
gra'phical writings of the renowned
freelance literary critic Alfred Kazin.
The free talk, sponsored by the Jew-
ish Community Center, is a part of the
"My Favorite Lecture Series," and will
be:held at the Jewish Community Cen-
ter at 2935 Birch Hollow Drive, off
Stone School Road, south of Packard.
'U' English prof.
to read, sign book
University English prof. Alice Fulton
ill read from her latest book,
'"Felt:Poems," tomorrow at 8 p.m. at
Shaman Drum. Following the reading,
she will sign her book.
Fulton includes in her writing a large
body of knowledge, ranging from pop
culture to science and technology. This
will be Fulton's first solo reading in
Ann Arbor in nearly five years.
"Felt:Poems" is a collection of imag-
ined explorations of the interconnec-
tions and distances of human
Law School panel
to discuss effects
The Law School will sponsor a
three-day series of talks and panel
discussions titled "Law, Policy and
the Convergence of Telecommuni-
cations and Computing Technolo-
On Wednesday events will be
frdm 1:30 to 5 p.m. and on Thurs-
day and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. All events in the series are
free and will be held in 100
The subjects of the lectures and
discussions will include high-tech
copyright, privacy, and regulatory
Guest speakers will include Nap-
ster CEO Hank Barry, former Bell
Atlantic executive Vice President
James Young, Michigan Attorney
General Jennifer Granholm and
d For additional information about
Ate'schedule of the series, call 615-
S artist to speak
The University School of Art and
Design will sponsor a talk given by
B.ster Simpson on Thursday at 5
Simpson is a Seattle artist whose
public art projects. address environ-
mental and urban concerns. Cur-
rently, he is supervising a project to
enhance the plaza adjoining the
new Forest Avenue parking struc-
The free discussion is at the Art
and Architecture auditorium at
2000 Bonisteel Boulevard.
The free panel discussion will be
held in the Ann Arbor District
Library multipurpose room on the
lower level of the library, at 343 S.
Fifth Avenue at William Street.
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Former 'U' prof.,
adviser to Carter
dies in California
By Kristen Beaumont
Daily Staff Reporter
Former University faculty mem-
ber and National Security Advisor
on U.S.-Chinese relations Michel
Oksenberg succumbed to his battle
with cancer late
last month at his
home in Ather-
Ok se nbe rg
joined the Uni-
versity faculty in
1973 as an
with a personal Oksenberg
specialty on Chinese politics. He
headed the Center for Chinese
Studies from 1989 to 1991.
"He was a very popular under-
graduate professor and a key com-
ponent of the Center for Chinese
Studies," said Kenneth Lieberthal,
professor of political science in the
In addition to his teaching,
Oksenberg played a role in
strengthening U.S.-China relations.
Throughout his career, he was an
active organizer of committees
focused on brokering relations
between the two countries.
"Mike Oksenberg was instrumen-
tal in getting China to open this
country as a research site for Amner-
ican scholars. It has proven invalu-
able and we've been going there for
more than a decade," political sci-
ence professor Jean Oi told the
"During the Carter Administra-
tion from 1977 until 1980, he was
the person responsible for policy
towards China for the National
Security Council," Lieberthal said.
In the span of those three years,
"diplomatic relations with China
were established," he added.
After he left the University in
1991, Oksenberg became the direc-
tor of the East-West Center in
Hawaii and then a member of the
Asia-Pacific Research Center at
Stanford University in 1995.
"In sum, Mike made many signif-
icant contributions in teaching,
scholarship, organizational devel-
opment. and US-China relations-
development," Lieberthal said. "He
saw all of these as related goals."
Stanford sociology professor
Andrew Walder told the Stanford
Report, "He was the country's most
experienced senior advisor to U.S.
governments on China and some-
one who trained more students in
contemporary Chinese studies dur-
ing the last 25 y/ears than anyone
Oksenberg is survived by his
wife, former University social
researcher Lois Clarenbach-Oksen-
berg; a son, U.S. Army Maj. David
Oksenbcrg; and a daughter, Debo-
Heather Mooney and Mary Stock change the movie titles on the marquis outside the Michigan Theater on Liberty St
By Karen Schwartz
Daily Staff Reporter
While students from other universities prepare for
sunny spring break adventures, many University of
Michigan travelers returned from their trips this week-
end to face the reality of classes and cold weather.
Students said Cancun, Mexico, New Orleans and
Florida were the most visited destinations.
LSA sophomore Tony Chubb journeyed to Cancun
and said he felt like all of the University went with
"I saw so many people from U of M," he said.
Chubb also said he understood why so many people
would choose Cancun as their travel destination.
"It was great beaches during the day.... We went
scuba diving off the coast. And at night there was awe-
some music, cool lighting, and an open bar," he said.
"The parts I was sober enough to remember were
Engineering freshman Ross Patterson joined many
other University students in New Orleans over spring
break to experience Mardi Gras.
He said he will remember the parades with people
dancing and screaming and the streets full of people
having a great time.
"It was amazing. It was just a crazy party all the
time. The whole week ... I couldn't even put it in one
sentence because it was so amazing," he said.
Not all students opted for warmer climates in their
Jay Lurie, a business junior, said the best part of
spring break was watching his roommate ski "like an
old grandma" during his trip to Whistler, British
"The parts I was sober
enough to remember were
- Tony Chubb
"We'd wake up really early, then during the.day we'd
go skiing. We'd go in the hot tub for a few beers and
then we'd go to the bars," he said. "We didn't get a lot
of sleep but it was worth it."
Even spring break trips spotted with mishaps some-
how seemed to turn out to be a success.
"We had a car engine blow up at 4 a.m. in Ten-
nessee," said LSA freshman Erin Parris, who was on
the New Life Church of Ann Arbor's trip to St. Peters-
burg, Florida. "We kept going, but that was pretty
. LSA sophomore Lisa Kamat's most memorable
moment came when her friend was attacked by seag-
"One came down and hit her in the head while she
was eating lunch. It stole two of her sandwiches,"
RC senior Lucy Eusani spent her spring break in Key
West, where she enjoyed relaxing and the mix of peo-
ple but found herself getting asked some strange ques-
"I guess I got pretty tan on the beach so people
thought I was Cuban," Eusani said. "They kept coming
up to me and asking 'How do you like the U.S.,' and I
said It's great, I've lived here all my life."'
Students injured in
ASB van accident
By Kristen Beaumont
Daily Staff Reporter
Several University students partici-
pating on an Alternative Spring Break
trip suffered minor injuries Feb. 24
when their van rolled over en route to
Eagle Butte, S.D.
The van crashed early Saturday
morning and the University's Depart-
ment of Public Safety was notified at 4
a.m., said Diane Brown, spokeswoman
for the DPS.
The University-owned minivan went
out of control and rolled over after hit-
ting a patch of ice about 40 miles north
of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Brown said a total of 10 students in
two minivans were traveling to North
Dakota but that it is unclear how many
students were in the van that crashed.
Brown added that no information has
been released on the identities of the
The injured students were taken to St.
Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. The
most serious injury a was a broken
elbow, Brown said.
The injured student flew out of Iowa
to return home with one of the site lead-
ers, also a student, but bad weather left
the two stranded in Chicago. A parent
then picked up the pair in Chicago.
The rest of the group continued on to
Eagle Butte, S.D. where they spent the
week performing community service on
the Cheyenne Indian Reservation.
Aubrey Macfarlane, program director
for Project Serve, said the students who
continued on to the reservation arrived
home to Ann Arbor on Saturday. She
reported no problems on the return trip.
Macfarlane said each year sites are
evaluated at the end of the trips to deter-
mine which are valuable sites. Safety
concerns are taken into consideration at
"I will sit down with the students who
went to Eagle Butte and discuss what
An Alternative Spring Break peer
reflection is scheduled for Mar. 19 when
participating students will gather to dis-
cuss their experiences, Macfarlane said.
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EAST LANSING (AP) - Move
over "Survivor" and "Temptation
Island." Michigan State College of Vet-
erinary Medicine will be featured in is
own reality TV show, of a somewhaf
The university's campus will provide
the setting for "Vet School Confiden-
tial," a new program for the Animal
Planet cable network. The lives of sever-
al Michigan State veterinary students
will be documented in the 13-episode
series to air next fall.
"You aren't going to watch it and
learn how to be a vet," said Chris
Oldroyd, a producer with Rocket Pic-
tures, which is creating the show for
Animal Planet. "But it's a show for ani-
mal lovers and we are just trying to
accurately portray the life of a vet med
Rocket Pictures researched veterinary
medicine schools throughout the coun-
try before narrowing its search. Finalists
were Michigan State and the University
of Florida at Gainesville.
"But we fell in love with (Michigan
State's) campus, the school and the stu-
dents," Oldroyd said.
Producers and a camera crew began
filming the show this semester and will
continue until May. They have been fol-
lowing featured veterinary students to
class, to work in clinics and to anywhere
else they may go.
"These are real people who really are
interesting and have a lot going on in
their life," Oldroyd told The State News
of East Lansing for a story yesterday.
"You will know who they are as peo-
The cameras followed Rachel Cezar,
a third-year veterinary medicine student,
out for a night of dancing recently.
Soon, they'll document her work with
Cezar said she's a little nervous about
working in the spotlight, but hopes
she'll inspire future veterinarians who
watch the show.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
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