Speaker to question
*U.S. foreign policy
Libby Frank, a former executive direc-
tor of the Women's International League
for Peace and Freedom, will challenge
U.S. policy toward Israel, the Palestin-
ians and the entire Middle East tomorrow.
Her lecture will take place at 8 p.m. in the
Kossler room of the Michigan League.
to hold meeting
about new contest
The first meeting of Michigan Inspire, a
student group setting up a new competition
called Entertainment ofTomorrow, will be
held today at 5 p.m. tomorrow in the Media
Union's third floor Advanced Graph-
ics training rooms. The project centers
around creating a North Campus student
group promoting interdisciplinary efforts
between the schools of Art, Architecture,
Music, Engineering and Information.
Earning academic credit for participation
may be possible. For more information, e-
Slam to crown top
poet of evening
Ten poets will be given three minutes
each to showcase their work tomorrow
night from 8:30 to 11 p.m. in the Union's
U-Club. Judges will determine a winner.
The slam will also have an open mic per-
formance. For more information, contact
Susan Pile at 763-3202.
* Latino filmmaker to
Lourdes Portillo, a writer, director
and filmmaker, will discuss her work
about the search for a Latino identity at
5 p.m. in the Michigan Theater tomor-
row. For more information, contact Kate
West at 763-1265.
Two possible bank
Two more callers reported to the
Department of Public Safety yester-
day and Tuesday that they suspect they
were victimized by fraudulent e-mails
asking for personal information that
may be used to illegally access their
accounts. One caller reported $500
dollars missing. At, least four other
reports have been made to DPS in the
past week of similar activity stemming
from e-mails falsely claiming to be
sent from bank branches.
A Gargoyle Magazine staffer report-
ed to DPS that their six-foot inflatable
penis balloon has been missing from the
Student Publications Building since last
Cash missing from
A patient at the School of Dentistry
reported an unattended fanny pack was
stolen. It was later recovered, minus the
money that it had contained.
In Daily H istory
near North Campus
kills three people
Dec. 2, 1994 - Four minutes into
its flight, an University Hospital heli-
copter crashed near a North Campus
housing complex. The crash killed a
patient, a nurse and a doctor.
"The pilot signaled mayday just as
he went down, and that's the last we
heard from him," said Joan Rose, a
University Medical Center spokes-
Witnesses reported that the heli-
The Michigan Daily - Thursday, December 2, 2004 - 3A
NHL stars face off
team for carit
By Amber Colvin
Daily Staff Reporter
Hockey fans and supporters of C.S. Mott
Children's Hospital can head to Yost Ice Arena
tonight for an exhibition game featuring National
Hockey League stars and young NHL hopefuls
playing to raise money for the Champions for
The game will feature the U.S. under-18 team
against many NHL players, among them Red Wings
Steve Yzerman, Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Chelios,
Aaron Ward, Kris Draper, Derian Hatcher and
Tickets for the 8 p.m. game, called the "Pro-Am
Skate for Mott," are $10 at the door, with all of the
proceeds going to the campaign for a new children's
and women's hospital.
"We are really honored to have such incredible
hockey stars donate their time to help us," said Krista
Hopson, University Health System spokeswoman. As
for the competition, event planner Tammi Carr said the
under-18 team has a very good record and is ready to
"give it everything they've got."
The event originated when Dave Roberts, a Mich-
igan hockey player from 1989 to 1993, realized that
the locked-out NHL players had some extra time on
their hands for charity events. The NHL is enduring
an ongoing lockout due to a salary dispute between
the players and the owners and the entire season will
likely be cancelled. The owners say the league is los-
ing too much money and drastic economic change is
required, which the players are against.
"(Roberts) wanted to get his friends out on the ice
again and to do it for a good cause," Hopson said.
Roberts then talked to Michigan hockey coach Red
Berenson, who gave Roberts the idea to have proceeds
go to building a new children and women's hospital.
Berenson chose C.S. Mott after his twin grandchildren
were treated at the hospital last summer because of their
Ann Braun, a gift officer for the campaign, said
Berenson's recommendation "is a demonstration of
how Mott has touched so many lives."
The Champions for Children campaign raises money
for a new children and women's hospital in a response.
to Mott's struggle to keep up with medical advances in
technology, patient care and research. Mott was built in
the 1950s and is full every night.
After choosing the campaign as the beneficiary,
Roberts began to sign players to the game. Now retired;
he skates with many of the locked-out NHL players at
the Troy Sports Center.
"We have numerous people stepping up as champi-
ons and helping us raise the money we need," Braun
After the game, autographed Red Wings jerseys
and game jerseys will be auctioned off. There will
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academic lifestyle. "One of my dreams
is still to be an astronaut. Yet, another
option is to be a professor here at Michi-
gan or Cal Tech."
Before Jewell can even begin to
sort out his career trajectory, he
will complete two years at Oxford.
Jewell's main objective will be to
explore the possibility of creating
more effective supersonic combus-
tion ramjets, which are designed for
flight speeds faster than the speed
of sound. According to Jewell, these
"scramjets" could possibly function
without moving parts by compressing
pre-combustion air at high velocities.
The potential for such a discovery
would change the landscape of avia-
tion technology. In a report he wrote
titled "Scramjets: Propulsion for an
Air-Breathing space Plane," Jewell
explained that this technology could
cut travel time from New York to
Tokyo to an hour and a half.
Jewell not only designs planes that
reach incredible speeds, he also flies
in them. Jewell flew aboard the "The
Vomit Comet" three times. The KC-135
tanker received its nickname through the
various stomach-churning flying maneu-
vers it makes to reach zero gravity. Jewell
demonstrated a natural propensity to this
gravity-free environment. "I never actu-
ally vomited. People did on every flight I
was on, except the first flight. I've always
loved roller coasters and stuff, so I was
not surprised that I did not get sick."
Like his interest in science, Jewell said
his interest in medieval history stems
from his childhood.
"I grew up reading about knights in
shining armor. When I was younger, I
used to love to read about English his-
tory. I used to be a pretty boring kid
actually. (The medieval age) was a very
romantic era, not in the love sense, but
how we idealize it today. Yet, it used to
be a very violent time where people were
not in control of their destiny," he said.
Warren Brown, a medieval history
professor at Cal Tech, found Jewell to
be well-rounded especially in compari-
son to the archetype of the "nerdy" Cal
Tech student. "Cal Tech students are
sometimes quite narrow, as you might
imagine from the nature of the place.
Not every one is, though. I found myself
having quite interesting conversations
with Joe about music, religion, politics
- even on occasion his scientific work
which he managed to explain so that I
could understand it," he said.
As hard as it is to believe with his
staggering credentials, Jewell says he
has recently been getting behind in his
classes. "Unfortunately I haven't had as
much time for that this semester as my
advisor would probably like. The Rhodes
process has kind of dominated my life
for a while," Jewell said.
"I'm hoping my professors will under-
stand about all the work I have to make
up," he added.
On an average school day, Jewell
wakes up around 8:30 a.m. to dash to
his first class by 9. According to Jewell,
he rarely makes it in time and frequently
shows up 10 minutes late. "One of my
main flaws is I am one of the least punc-
tual people you'll ever meet," Jewell
In his 2002 gold Toyota Camry
adorged with the license plate "TIMPA-
NI," Jewell then drives to North Campus
where he spends the remainder of his
day attending classes and studying. This
might seem like a normal day, but Jewell
is taking five classes this semester, two
more than the average Rackham engi-
On Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9:30
p.m., he attends orchestra practice where
he plays the timpani. First-year music
doctoral student Benjamin Rous, who is
also the student conductor of the orches-
tra Jewell plays for, said Jewell has a
responsibility to lead the other members
of the percussion section. "I think of
him as a leader in the orchestra. He is an
experienced timpanist who can take care
He also recalls the impression Jewell
cast upon him in his first interview. "I
immediately had the sense that he had a
list of accomplishments behind him. He
actually came with a repertoire of pieces
he could play. Nobody else had that, and
even though it was a small thing he came
'U scholars use dialogue
to address AIDS problem"
By Eboni Mack
For the Daily
While much of the research on HIV/
AIDS is conducted by biologists and
health experts dedicated to finding a
cure, a new University program seeks to
include humanities scholars in the dis-
cussion of the deadly disease.
The Institute of Humanities is launch-
ing a new program called "Crossing the
Diag: Humanities in Dialogue" with
inaguaral events taking place through-
out this week. The program will bring
scholars from various departments
of the University, such as science and
public policy, to hold discussion panels
focusing on AIDS for faculty and stu-
dents to attend.
Most of the program's panel mem-
bers will be faculty from the humanities
and bio-medical health departments.
The purpose of the program is to bring
together diverse participants to strength-
en their research.
The panelists, who will come with
previous knowledge and research expe-
rience will be discussing the route of the
Crossing the Ding' events
. Opening remarks -- Howard Markel of the University's Center
for the History of Medicine, "When Germs Travel: Epidemics and
Anxiety in Modern America," today at 5:15 p.m.
Panel discussion - "Gender-based Violence and HIV Infection,"
tomorrow at 3 p.m.
Round Table discussion - "Infection and Contagion:
Reflections from the Humanities," tomorrow at 4:45 p.m.
Keynote Address - Author Laurie Garrett, "Emerging Disease
in a World Out of Balance," Saturday at 4 p.m.
AIDS epidemic and possible solutions.
Researchers will also use the informa-
tion from the panel discussions for indi-
Daniel Herwitz, director of the
Institute of Humanities and an orga-
nizer of the program, said the scope
of the AIDS epidemic requires peo-
ple to work together from different
"AIDS requires all resources of soci-
ety," said Herwitz.
Spending eight years working with'
the AIDS epidemic in South Africa'
helped Herwitz realize the need for
understanding research from multiple'
"HIV is not just a science issue. It's a
human and science issue."
The events this week are also in coor-
dination with World AIDS Day, which
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serve communities in Ann Arbor, in other
states, and on other continents. More than
50 of our students participated in Alternative
Spring Break in Washington, D.C., and New
York City. Others have organized community
information centers on Native American
lands and in Africa, South America, and the
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