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The Michigan Daily - Friday, January 6, 2006 - 3

Art of Congo
* exhibit to be dis-
played at Museum
of Art
The Museum of Art will have Helmut
F. Stern's collection of African art on
display from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. All 90
pieces of the collection were donated to
the museum. A selection of about 20 of
those can is displayed.
Union to host
dance party
The University Ballroom Dance
Team will be holding a dance party to
welcome students to the winter semes-
ter. Activities begin in the Pendelton
Room in the Michigan Union at 8 p.m..
Fire alarm sounded
The Department of Public Safety
reported that an alarm was uninten-
tionally set off in Lane Hall, when
something was burned in the micro-
wave. Nothing was damaged in the
North Campus
storage building
DPS reported that a TV projector
was stolen from storage on North
Campus. A caller said he noticed the
projector was missing on Jan. 3. The
projector was stolen from a locked
caught at garage
According to DPS, the staff at
the parking lot on the block of 900
North Huron reported approximately
six skateboarders in the carport area.
Three of the suspects were given
Mcard stolen
from IM building
DPS reported that a subject left his
Mcard on a treadmill at the Intramu-
ral Sports building on Dec. 16. Upon
returning to the IM building on Jan.
3, the subject reported that the Mcard
was missing. There are currently no

Museum exhibit to be
centerpiece of winter
semester theme

LSA Semester theme "Explore
Evolution", will be enhanced by
interactive displays at the Museum of
By Kelly Fraser
Daily Staff Reporter
Have you ever sung karaoke with a Drosophila fruit-fly?
Beginning Jan. 14, students and the public will have just
that opportunity.
Fruit-fly karaoke, open to the public at the University's
Exhibit Museum of Natural History, is part of LSA's 2006
winter theme semester, "Explore Evolution."
With several exhibits, Saturday morning physics lectures, a
speaker and film series and 79 themed undergraduate cours-
es, Amy Harris, chair of the semester's steering committee,
hopes to increase understanding of evolutionary principles
from multiple perspectives.
"We've discovered that presenting information (in a theme)
enriches the experience with different points of view and
deepens visitors' understanding of the subject,' said Harris,
who is also the museum's director.
Evans Young, assistant dean for undergraduate education,
says that the varied format of events will help the semester
reach more people.
But above all, the focus of the semester is on the curricu-
lum, Young said.
"Often it gets lost in the glitz, but the core is the courses in
the theme," he said.
Of the theme courses offered, most are based in anthropol-
ogy and the natural sciences.
Steering committee member Deborah Goldberg, chair
of the department of ecology and evolutionary biology, was

amazed to discover the prevalence of evolutionary themes in
the existing curriculum.
"What was so impressive to us was how many courses
had a strong evolutionary content,' she said. "There is more
overlap in research and interest (across departments) than I
LSA Dean Terrence McDonald and a faculty committee
chose the topic of evolution based on a proposal Harris sub-
mitted in 2003.
The debate over "intelligent design" will be addressed
throughout the semester, but the University says it will
staunchly follow scientific findings.
A symposium about the origins of life on Jan.20 will focus
on scientific reasoning and set the tone for the rest of the
semester, Goldberg said.
Along with serenading flies, the museum exhibit will
examine six case studies in evolution, including the work of
University paleontologist Philip Gingerich and his research
on the evolution of whales from four-legged animals.
The exhibit is one of six on display across the country,
sponsored by the National Science Foundation, to educate the
public about the scientific reasoning of evolution.
In its rotunda, the museum will also feature an original
display, "Evolution in Action," that highlights practical evo-
lutionary applications in areas including forensic investiga-
tions, and public heath.
Theme semesters were introduced to the University in
1980, but under McDonald they have been included more fre-
quently, Young said.
Next year's year-long theme will be "The Theory and Prac-
tice of Citizenship: From the Local to the Global."
Past semesters include last fall's "100 Years Beyond Ein-
stein" and winter 2005's "Cultural Treasures of the Middle

Kilpatrick sworn
in to mayors office

Detroit's re-elected
mayor asks for greater city
cohesion at yesterday's
inauguration ceremony
DETROIT - Mayor Kwame Kil-
patrick appealed for regional unity
as he took the oath of office Yester-
day to kick off a second term.
The 2 1/2-hour ceremony at the lav-
ish Fox Theatre capped a tense cam-
paign in which Kilpatrick came from
behind to beat Freman Hendrix. The
fight dragged on with a recount until
Hendrix called it off last week.
But yesterday, the bitterness was
forgotten, and it was all about love.
"We are a city of love, Detroit,
love," Kilpatrick saidain his inau-
gural speech. "There are too many
people around here in our city who
noisily voice their opinion about how
much they don't like our town."
Kilpatrick urged city residents to
"stop feeling inferior" and allowing
themselves to be the butt of jokes.
A black-and-red inaugural seal
featuring the word "LOVE" appeared
on pamphlets, signs and on a mam-
moth backdrop at the Fox.
During the campaign, Kilpatrick
supporters accused Hendrix of being
the candidate of the suburbs. Yester-
day, the mayor appealed for coop-
eration across the region.
"We are all in this together," he
said, pledging to work with local and
county leaders in the surrounding
suburbs. "No matter where you live
in this region, you're from Detroit."
Gov. Jennifer Granholm struck a
similar note.
"This mayor deserves the support
and good will of our entire state,"
she said in a speech.
Granholm said Kilpatrick's unex-
pected re-election victory was an

"Thank you for giving all people,
especially the ones who are often
unseen and unheard, a reason to
believe their participation changed
history - because it did," she said.
Amid the optimism, Kilpatrick
alluded to tough decisions to come
as the city grapples with a massive
budget deficit.
"Our first order of business in this
new term is to restructure city gov-
ernment," he said, warning that city
employees should be prepared to
give up many of the costly benefits
they currently enjoy.
The gospel-infused ceremony also
included the swearing-in of a new
City Council and a new city clerk.
Kilpatrick's family - including
his wife Carlita - was introduced
by his 10-year-old twin sons, Jelani
and Jalil. In addition to Granholm,
Republican House Speaker Craig
DeRoche was in attendance.
Judges Damon Keith and Karen
Fort Hood administered the oath.
The 35-year-old Kilpatrick avoided
becoming the first Detroit mayor since
1961 to be defeated for re-election. His
win came after he placed second behind
Hendrix in the August primary.
The mayor - a lawyer and son of
a congresswoman - closed the gap
after a campaign that was shadowed
by questions surrounding his spend-
ing, including the use of city credit
cards for expensive out-of-town trav-
el and a city lease of a luxury sport
utility vehicle for his family.
Besides the ceremony, the inau-
gural celebrations planned for this
week are relatively low-key: three
neighborhood celebrations held
yesterday and an interfaith ser-
vice planned for Sunday. That's in
stark contrast to the elaborate par-
ties held in Kilpatrick's honor four
years ago.

In Daily


Code still not
ready for action
after one month
Jan. 6, 1993 - The University
has selected an official to oversee
the new Statement of Student Rights
and Responsibilities, which went into
effect Jan. 1. However, University
officials said they are not prepared to
respond to policy violations yet.
Mary Louise Antieau, South Quad
coordinator of residence education,
was named assistant to the vice presi-
dent for student affairs.
Maureen Hartford, vice president
for financial affairs, selected Antieau
on Monday.
Antieau will be charged with plan-
ning and managing the operational
and administrative activities of the
Student Judiciary Advisor's Office,
which was created by the Statement
of Student Rights and Responsibili-
Antieau said she plans to divide her
responsibilities between the Office
of Student Affairs and South Quad
for the remainder of her term. Once
a replacement is chosen, she will
concentrate on the Office of Student
"I was ready for a change. I've been
here 16 years," Antieau said.
"The other reason is I have been in
law school the last three years (at the
University of Toledo) and I've been
looking for a job in which I could use
that legal training.
Antieau was selected from a pool of

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