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Animal instincts

There's one book on campus
that people go absolutely bananas
for.
"Primate Societies," edited by
Psychology Prof. Barbara Smuts,
has been loaned 733 times over the
last 10 years, making it the most
checked-out book at the Shapiro
Undergraduate Library, according
to Senior Associate Librarian Lau-
rie Alexander.
The book was first published in
1987, three years after Smuts start-
ed working at the University.
The 585-page book features 40
articles from leading primatolo-
gists about the fundamentals of
the social systems and behavior of
primates.
The book is organized into five
different sections: The Evolution
of Diversity, Socioecology, Group
Life, Communication and Intelli-

gence, and The Future.
Smuts said this wide range
makes the book useful for stu-
dents.
"I imagine many students take
it out for reference work because it
is extremely broad and covers the
main aspects of behavior, ecology,
learning, cognition, and captive
research," Smuts said.
She said the large amount of
photographs in the book might be
another attraction for students.
Although "Primate Societies"
isn't a required book for any Uni-
versity course, it's recommended
as a supplement for several anthro-
pology and psychology courses.
The book is so popluar that it's
kept at the library's front desk for
easy access. Because of this, stu-
dents and faculty aren't allowed to
check the book out for more than

four hours. .e
Anthropology Prof. John
Mitani, who teaches Primate
Social Behavior in the fall, addsE
the book to his course syllabus as a
suggested reference for the courser
term paper.
"It has been a standard refer-
ence in the study of primate behav-
ior for years," Mitani said.
"Animals are interesting, attrac-
tive, and intuitively appealing -
especially primates, because they
are our closest living relatives."
The most heavily circulated
book at the Hatcher Graduate
Library is Steven J. Rosenstone's
"Mobilization, Participation and
Democracy in America," which
has been checked out 263 times E
overthe ast 0 yers.sODRIGsOGAYA/Daily
over the last 10 years. "Primate Societies," written by Psychology Prof. Barbara
Smuts, is the most frequently checked-out book at the Sha-
JESSICA BAER piro Undergraduate Library.

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CRIME NOTES
Laptop, iPod Woman faints
stolen from bag during bus ride

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

WHERE: Michigan League
WHEN: Monday at about
2:40 p.m.
WHAT: A student's laptop
and iPod were taken from
his backpack after he left it
unattended, the Department
of Public Safety reported.
Police have no suspects.
Hoops player's
wallet swiped
from pants
WHERE: Central Campus
Recreation Building
WHEN: Monday at about 11
a.m.
WHAT: A wallet was stolen
from a student after he left
his sweatpants unattended
while playingbasketball,
DPS reported. The student's
credit card was reportedly
used after it went missing.

WHERE: 1800 Bonisteel
Blvd.
WHEN: Monday at about
8:30 a.m.
WHAT: A passenger fainted
while riding a bus, DPS
reported. Emergency assis-
tance was provided.
Faucet leak
soaks carpet
and computer
WHERE: School of Educa-
tion building
WHEN: Monday at about 7
a.m.
WHAT: A University cus-
todian left water running
in a closet, DPS reported.
The water leaked through
the floor, damagingthe
building's carpet and a desk-
top computer on the floor
beneath.

Workshop on
sexual behavior
WHAT: A workshop on rela-
tionships and sexual behavior
in poor neighborhoods
WHO: Epidemiology Depart-
ment
WHEN: Today at 3 p.m.
WHERE: Henry F. Vaughan
Public Health Building, Room
1690
Lecture on
Middle East
WHAT: Lecture on pop cul-
ture inthe Middle East with
journalist Guy Taylor
WHO: Center for Middle
Eastern and North African
Studies
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WHERE: School of Social
Work, Room 1636
Video game
tournament
WHAT: An Xbox tournament

WHO: University Unions
Arts and Programs
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Billiards Room
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A New Zealand study found
that smoking marijuana is a
bigger lung cancer risk than
smoking cigarettes, Reuters
reported. Marijuana smoke
contains twice the amount of
carcinogens and is inhaled
deeper than cigarette smoke.
The study warns against a pos-
sible lung cancer epidemic if
marijuana smoking increases.
With a 48-percent faceoff
winning percentage, the
No. 2 Michigan hockey
team is the only team in the
nation's top 5 that wins less
than half of its faceoffs. Coach
Red Berenson said it will be a
point of focus in practice.
"FOR MORE, SEE SPORTS, PAGE 9A
A Japanese marketing
company is offering its
employees time off for
heartbreak, Reuters reported.
Employees under 24 years old
can take off one day per year,
those between 25 and 29 can
take off two days and everyone
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