The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 26, 2005 - 3
" ON CAMPUS
The psychology department and sev-
eral psychology student groups will jointly
present The Big PsychForum, tonight from
7 to 8 p.m. in Room 1324 of East Hall.
The forum will teach students how to
access psychology department resourc-
es that can make life easier, happier and
more successful. The forum will discuss
the psychology honors program, student
groups, psychology advising, research
opportunities and free tutoring.
A concert featuring Asian musicians
will be tomorrow at 7 p.m. in Rackham
Auditorium and will fraise money for
Sponsors of the event include the
Centers for South and Southeast Asian
Studies, the International Institute and
the Department of Asian Languages
A $5 contribution from students and
a $10 or higher contribution from others
would be appreciated.
job search issues
for LG1BT students
University faculty will share their
advice and experiences about the
complexities that Lesbian, Gay and
Transgender students may face when
searching for a job. The event will be
tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the West Confer-
ence Room in Rackham.
The event is cosponsored by the
Rackham Career Center and the Center
for Research on Teaching and Learn-
ing. A light dinner will be served. Cur-
rent graduate students can register for
this workshop at http://www.rackham.
0 Water leak found
in Yost Ice Arena
A water leak was discovered in Yost
Ice Arena on Monday morning, accord-
ing to the Department of Public Safety.
Offices sustained water damages.
* Wife finds missing
A woman reported that her husband
was missing at the School of Dentistry
on Monday morning. However, the man
was located nearby after a brief search.
No suspects for
burnt food in dorm
A Housing security officer located
food that was burned in a microwave in
West Quad Residence Hall on Monday
night. There are no suspects in the case.
A caller reported to DPS that a subject
was soliciting in Angell Hall on Mon-
day afternoon. Officers were unable to
locate the subject.
In Daily History
Jan. 26, 1984 - Attorneys for an
Ann Arbor couple charged with hold-
ing two men as slaves for 16 years said
the couple did not keep the men against
This case is Michigan's first slavery
case in more than 60 years.
Ike Kozminski, his wife Marguerite
and their son, John were each charged
with one count of conspiracy to violate
civil rights and two counts of involun-
U.S. District Attorney Virginia Mor-
gan said the two men had been physical-
ly beaten, deprived of food and clothing
and stripped of their dignity.
But defense attorney Ivan Barris said
both workers were provided with social
security and covered by insurance.
The two workers, Robert Fulmer
and Louis Molitoris, both mentally
Survey: number of
increasing i n U.S.
By Kim Tomlin
Daily Staff Reporter
Although recent reports show lower per-
centages of high school students smoking,
the number of college smokers continues
to rise, according to the University's recent
Student Life Survey.
It is now predicted that 30 percent of
college students used tobacco at least
once in the past 30 days, according to
the Tobacco Technical Assistance Con-
TTAC said that of the 15 million college
smokers, about 1.7 million will die from
At the University, the Student Life Sur-
vey found that 21 percent of the University's
student population smokes.
Linda Thomas, program associate at the
University's Tobacco Consultation Service,
said the number of college-age smokers is
on the rise in the state of Michigan, as well
as on campus.
"If we step back and look at the whole
state and make some assumptions on what
our students are doing based on other stu-
dents, we would say that the smoking rate
is going up," Thomas said.
Thomas attributed the increase in the
number of college smokers in part to fewer
anti-smoking campaigns and more frequent
smoking in Hollywood movies. However,
she said she feels that the prevention pro-
grams "are back on track."
"The media is getting it out that it's not
cool to smoke anymore. It's not cool to be
high," Thomas said.
She also warned social smokers that even
casual smoking is dangerous because of the
"Playing with cigarettes, even just while
they are drinking, they are leaving them-
selves open for a lifelong habit that is really
hard to give up," she said.
Statistics published on the TTAC web-
site show that of the 70 percent of college
students who try smoking, 41.5 percent
become regular smokers.
Contrasting with the higher number of
college smokers is the downward trend in
smoking in America's high schools.
Twenty-five percent of 12th graders,
16 percent of 10th graders and 9 percent
of 8th graders reported they had smoked
in the past 30 days, according to the Uni-
The percentage of 8th and 10th graders
who said they smoked in the past month has
decreased by 50 percent, and the number of
12th-grade smokers has decreased by one-
third since the 1990s.
One social smoker, a recent University
graduate who wished to remain anony-
mous, said she started smoking in ninth
grade when she was introduced to it at a
party with older high school students.
"It was not until I was 16 or 17 that I
started to smoke continuously," she said.
Today she smokes in social settings and
smokes less than a pack a week.
"I am quitting because it smells bad and
it is not healthy for you," she said.
For those interested in quitting smoking
the University offers both group and individ-
ual quit programs for faculty and students.
A Tobacco Consultation Service pro-
gram started last week and is still accepting
members. The group meets today from 12
to 1 p.m. and is open to students, staff and
faculty. New programs start every month
and are free of charge.
More information can be obtained
through the Tobacco Consultation Service,
located on North Ingalls next to the School
SHUBRA OHIRI / Daily
LSA sophomore Brandy Baker smokes in Rendezvous Cafe on South University Avenue while studying
Businesses visit 'U' for Futurtech conference
By Talia Selitsky
For the Daily
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business
will host the seventh annual FuturTech con-
ference tomorrow and Friday to showcase
developments in business and technology.
Jeff Kao, director of marketing for the
conference, said that in the future, the role
of technology in business and people's lives
"will become increasingly pervasive. It will
always be with us."
FuturTech co-chair Neil Harrison
described the conference as a group of
leaders in technology and business coming
together to "discuss the intersection between
business and technology and to stimulate
conversation on emerging technologies."
Harrison said he is expecting around 500 to 600
graduate and undergraduate students to attend.
On Friday afternoon, representatives
from technology-sector companies, includ-
ing Apple, Hewlett-Packard and Sprint, will
be demonstrating some of their most recent
Conference attendees will have the oppor-
tunity to ask the representatives questions
and forge contacts with the companies.
Keynote speakers include Linda M. Dill-
man, executive vice president and chief
information officer of Wal-Mart and Howard
Handler, chief marketing officer of Virgin
To coincide with the conference, the Busi-
ness school will present Dillman with the
Women in Leadership Award for her achieve-
ments, such as making Fortune magazine's
list of the 50 most powerful women in 2004.
Past recipients of the award include Univer-
sity President Mary Sue Coleman and former
U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
Randy Medina, director of Web market:
ing for the conference, said he is looking
forward to Dillman's speech because he
considers Wal-Mart to be on the forefront of
information service technology.
Kao said information service technology is
the management of behind-the-scenes technol-
ogy - from the desktops that employees use to
tracking consumer product preference.
Medina added that he is interested to hear
what Dillman has in mind for the future of
Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer.
Handler, a Business School alum, is known
as a marketer for brands targeting Generation
Y - those born between 1974 and 1994.
The brands Handler has promoted include
the National Football League, MTV and Sat-
urday Night Live.
He is also known for the launch of Beavis
Harrison said Handler is an expert on the
"challenges and differences in marketing to
The conference will feature a number of
informative panels about nanotechnology,
radio frequency identification, hydrogen-
fueled technology, personalized medicine
and sports technology.
Kao is particularly interested in the nano-
technology panel because of the University
and southeast Michigan's deep involvement
with the industry.
The conference was brought together
through the collaborative efforts of the Busi-
ness school, the College of Engineering and
the School of Information.
Many other groups from the University
helped organize the -event, including the
High-Tech Club, the Operations Manage-
ment Club, the Women in Business Initiative
and Net Impact.
Company sponsors include Sprint, Daim-
lerChrysler, Ford, Microsoft, Hewlett Pack-
ard, Citigroup, Infosys and Unisys, Ecolab,
Diamond Cluster, and the Ross School of
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