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The Michigan Daily - Friday, November 15, 2002 - 3A

Talk explores
labor conditions
of Turkish women
Visiting women's studies Prof. Nese
Oztimur will be the featured speaker in
a lecture today focusing on the condi-
tions of working women in Turkey.
The lecture, "The Effects of Global
Capitalism on Textile Sector Working
Women: the Case of Turkey," spon-
sored by the Women's Studies Depart-
ment will begin at noon in Lane Hall.
Prof explains
need for Asian
Economic reform
The Center for Southeast Asian
Studies will sponsor a talk, "Politics of
Economic Reform in Asia," by politi-
cal science Prof. Amado Mendoza.
Mendoza teaches at the University of
the Philippines. The discussion begins
today at noon in room 1636 of the
International Institute.
Panel to discuss
continued impact
of Sept. 11 on
higher education
Three University professors will
be speaking this afternoon in an
event sponsored by the Internation-
al Institute. The lecture will feature
political science Prof. Meredith
Woo-Cummings, Buddhist and
Tibetan studies Prof. Donald Lopez
and anthropology and history Prof.
Fernando Coronil.
The speakers will talk about the
challenges institutions of higher
learning in North America in the
aftermath of the events of Sept. 11.
Following the lecture, the profes-
sors will be joined for a panel dis-
cussion by anthropology and history
Prof. William Cohen and Michael
Kennedy, vice provost for interna-
tional affairs.
The lecture begins at 2 p.m. in
the School of Social Work Build-
ing, room 1636.
Newly published
authors read from
latest works
Two young fiction writers, Bonnie
Jo Campbell and Kellie Wells, will be
reading their new books at Shaman
Drum Bookshop tonight at 8 p.m.
Campbell will read for her debut
novel, "Q Road: A Novel." This atypi-
cal novel chronicles the binds that hold
three eccentric characters together on
the family farm.
"Compression of Scars," a compila-
tion of 11 stories by Wells, also
involves several eccentric characters
searching for love in a material world.
Viennese theater
tradition comes to
p School of Music
The School of Music is offering
members of the University communi-
ty a chance to listen to songs from
Vienna's Volkstheater tradition
tomorrow afternoon at "The Old
Vienna Comedy Project: Round Met-
ternich; or Berko's Law."
Music scholars from Grand Val-

ley State University will perform a
two-act program including songs
and skits from the 18th and 19th
century Volkstheater. Included in
the program are works by Thelo-
nious Monk. The performance
begins at 3 p.m. in the McIntosh
Amazin' Blue to
showcase tunes
from new album
The oldest coed a cappella group on
campus, Amazin' Blue, will perform
pop tunes from their new CD, "South
U. and State." Included on the CD and
scheduled for the concert are covers of
songs by the Weather Girls and Cas-
sandra Wilson.
The concert will be at Rackham
Auditorium, Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets
are available at the Michigan Union
Ticket Office and at the door.
Baltic ensemble
performs with
violinist Kremer
Kremerata Balitca, a 20th century
chamber music ensemble will perform
a concert showcasing pieces by Lat-
vian, Lithuanian and Estonian com-
posers will be sponsored Sunday by
the University Musical Society.
Prominent violinist Gidon Kre-

Students First focuses on projects started

By Carmen Johnson
Daily Staff Reporter
Comprising the entirety of the current Michigan
Student Assembly executive board, Students First,
now in their second year as a party, plan to contin-
ue projects started this semester. Candidates run-
ning in next week's elections are pushing projects
including airBus and delaying spring break for one
week. The Housing Law Reform project, improv-
ing Recreational Sports facilities and a student out-
reach program to improve communication are new
issues on the platform.
AirBus, a cheap bus service to Metro Detroit
Airport, has been a priority for Students First.
Although seats have recently sold out for Thanks-
giving Break, airBus is still in its beginning stages,
MSA president and Students First member Sarah
Boot said. Plans to eventually provide a free bus
service are in progress. If elected, Students First

candidates will be working on this, Boot added.
Working with administration and Ann Arbor
public schools to schedule spring break a week
later has been in the process this semester.
"Our Spring Break is too early. Anywhere you'd
go would still be mildly cold," said Elliot Wells-
Reid, an Engineering candidate for MSA. Although
a week might not mean warmer temperatures,
Spring Break would be the same week as many
other universities.
To advocate changes into Ann Arbor city law to
benefit students living off campus, the Housing
Law Reform Project will lobby against current
leasing and security deposit policies, Student Gen-
eral Counsel Joe Bernstein said.
Forming a nearly full slate, this year's can-
didates make up a diverse group to better rep-
resent all students on campus, Boot said.
Candidates were selected after two rounds of

"It's about talking to students and getting new
ideas from students that make a difference"
- Joe Bernstein
Student General Counsel

Freshman Yasmin Naghash is running with the
party for a position in LSA Student Government.
"When I went to the first Students First meeting,
I loved the atmosphere. We were all giving each
other hugs," Naghash said. "And everyone has
experience with student government. We know
how to get things done."
Students First prides itself on projects like the
Newspaper Readership Program, promoting an
online textbook exchange and pushing for a bus
service to run to "The Rock" at the corner of Hill
Street and Washtenaw Avenue to benefit students

living farther from campus.
Berstein said hanging posters and chalking
sidewalks is not the most effective way to
reach the student body, but they must do it to
keep up with the other parties. "It's about talk-
ing to students and getting new ideas from stu-
dents that make a difference."
Students First stresses that students learn
more about their platform through their website,
www.votefrstcom "Posters with our faces on it
do not show how much we promise to do, "
Naghash said. "That's just a necessary part."

An evening stroll

'Discover names 50

women m science,


prof among honorees

By Kara DeBoer
Daily Staff Reporter

Students walk past the Burton Bell Tower entrance on Ingalls Mall last night.
USAC fundraisi event
aid Make-A-Wish Founda

Mercedes Pascual, University assistant pro-
fessor of ecology and evolutionary biology,
was named one of "The 50 Most Important
Women in Science" in the November issue of
Discover magazine.
Pascual and other University faculty, as
reported by the 2002 ADVANCE Study on
Women in Science and Engineering, confront
many obstacles in the advancement of their
careers due to their gender.
The ADVANCE study found many barriers
for female scientists at the University, including
the unequal access to resources and advance-
ment, which limits the recognition that women
can receive.
Pascual has contradicted the study's findings.
But even before Discovery's recognition she
received several distinguished fellowships from the
U.S. Department of Energy and the James S.
McDonnell Foundation. She did however admit to
discrimination at her former place of employment.
"The institution hired me but not in a tenured
position, so I had to support myself with grants.
There were no long-term positions available to
me and much less recognition," Pascual said. "I
was told 'If things go well' I could advance, but
they didn't expect a woman to leave if things did-
n't change."
Pascual left and joined the University of Michi-
gan faculty in 2001. Her current projects include
modeling of planktonic food webs in the Western
Equatorial Atlantic Ocean and continuing research
in the area for which she was recognized.
Discover acknowledged Pascual for her dis-
covery of the relationship between cholera and
the weather cycle created by the El Nino-
Continued from Page 1A
to date (persons of different rac
e as for marrying, forget it," sail
Harris, an assistant professor of
gy. "The social pressures clam
and say, 'you're going to ma
purchased before right person, even if you're da
Michigan Union wrong person."'
door for $10. The Harris recently published<
tickets purchased titled "Cohabitation, Marria
o Make-A-Wish. Markets: A New Look at Ir
kets at the door Interracial Relationships," in
st that their ticket he finds that interracial coup
Make-A-Wish. together out of wedlock mor
local R&B group than they marry. For examp
nd the popular national level, whites and bla
up Komposit will over eight times more lik
cohabit than they are to
with the event's Blacks and Hispanics are
and hopes that it times more likely to live t
grow in coming than they are to wed. For
we were at Cafe between Asians and Hisp
seats only about cohabitation is more than 1
ear, we were able more probable than marriage.
Club, which holds Students' experiences are
next year we can off from these findings. M
LSA senior who did not g
bis located at 210 full name, said that althou
mother accepted her relati
with a black male, she "woul
not expect the kind of subtle comments

Southern Oscillation. Her research found the
connection to be especially strong in the last
few decades.
Pascual said her success is partly due to her
background. She attended high school in South
America where math and science were never seen
as off-limits to women, and said that she has only
"heard" about how the stereotypes are different in
the United States.
As for her working climate at the University,
Pascual said her peers are very supportive. But she
agreed that the low number of women in the field is
a problem.
"I don't know to what degree my experience is
representative (of most women in science)," Pas-
cual said. "I've been extremely lucky."
Deborah Goldberg, a colleague of Pascual's,
agreed that both male and female peers within her
department at the University are very supportive.
She added that her luck, like Pascual's, resulted
from her unusual undergraduate experience.
"I attended a women's college in the '60s, where
I always had women role models. It never occurred
to me to be a scientist (growing up), but in college I
found I was good at it and was never discouraged."
Goldberg studied at a university in Arizona,
where the faculty was 40 percent women. She
agreed with the ADVANCE study's findings that a
critical mass of females in the field - optimally at
least 25 percent - encourages women to stay.
"If just one of these women had gotten fed up
and quit -- as many do - the history of science
would have been impoverished," wrote Discov-
ery's associate editor Kathy Sviti in an introduction
to the "Top 50" article.
Pascual said that scientists predict stronger and
more variable climate changes in a global warning
situation, in which case predicting how human dis-
eases will react is invaluable.
effect of, 'this is kind of a phase' -
implying that there was a difference
between this and marriage."
ces), but Meg also said she had difficulty
d David introducing her black boyfriend to her
sociolo- family.
p down "I kind of walked on eggshells
arry the with them. First I'd say, 'OK, I have
tMing the this boyfriend,' then I'd bring pic-
tures of him to them, and then I'd
a paper introduce him. So I kind of braced
ge and them for the idea."
ntimate Furthermore, interracial partnerships
which can be hard to maintain even when mar-
les live riage is not in the picture.
e often "I guess one of the stresses would be
le, on a trying to explain the things that you do
cks are that aren't normal to someone else,"
kely to Gates said. "Basically, it comes down
marry. to stereotypes."
seven For Raynor, cultural differences
ogether between her and her boyfriend posed
unions roadblocks to their relationship.
panics, "I didn't realize that until I was in
3 times an interracial relationship that you
never really understand the experi-
not far ences of someone who's a minority.
4eg, an With one of the boyfriends, he did-
ive her n't want to explain things to me
Lgh her because he assumed that I wouldn't
onship understand. There was a gap in
d make understanding, even though we were
to the both trying."

By Chris Amos
For the Daily
University Students Against Can-
cer will sponsor its second annual
fundraiser tonight at the Millennium
Club, also known as the Cavern
Club or Gotham City. Proceeds will
be donated to the Make-A-Wish
Foundation and will benefit the
group's sponsor child, Lisa, a 13-
year-old girl from Chelsea, who is
suffering from acute myeloid
The Make-A-Wish Foundation
allows terminally ill children to real-
ize childhood dreams with their fam-
ilies. Last year, the group raised
$2,500 to send a child named Sean
to several stock car races through
USAC Vice President Lisa Yang,
an LSA junior, said the group has

received significant support from
several campus groups.
"We distributed 5,000 flyers
around campus with the assistance of
campus chapters of Golden Key and
Phi Sigma Rho. ... The Michigan ice
hockey team contributed $100 and the
Engineering Council donated $250,"
she said.
"This is such a worthwhile event
and we spent as much time as human-
ly possible putting it together."
Yang also said that the event
should appeal to students who like
to hang out because of its location.
"We're really excited. The Millen-
nium Club is popular with students
anyway and it's not much of a
stretch to ask people to party for
charity," she said.
"This is a good opportunity for
students who like to hang out to do
so while helping a worthy cause."

Tickets can bel
the event in theZ
basement or at the
proceeds from all
presale will go tc
People buying tic
will have to reques
costs be donated to
Yang said that 1
Lady Sunshine a
campus deejay gro
Yang is pleased
success in the past
can continue to
years. "Last year,
Felix, a venue that
200 people. This y
to get the Cavern
about 800. Maybe
do even more."
The Cavern Club
S. First St.

Continued from Page 1A
"If it's just a short period of time
... although it may be extra work for
the faculty, we could accommodate it.
But it has to be a finite period."
Andrea Fischer Newman (R-Ann

Arbor), the only regent to oppose
this year's tuition hike, said students
alone cannot absorb the impact of
budget woes.
"You can't put it all on the backs
of the students," she said. "We need
to cut costs in other places, and it
may hurt."

Coleman does

state government to make a deci-
sion until June, but she said the
University is already seeking ways
to tighten its belt.
"We need to make every dollar
count," she said. "We need to be
frugal while maintaining quality."

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