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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Thursday, January 7, 2010

THE SOUNDS OF MEDITATION

michigandaily.com
UNGH IG HE R E DUATIO N
Students, 'U'
prepare for
looming cuts
instate funds

MARISSA MCCLAIN/Daily
Ypsilanti resident Tisha Moore participates in a Kirtan Yoga Chant in the Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room on Main Street last night. Kirtan is a 500 year-old
Indian yoga tradition, which involves chanting Sanskrit mantras as a means of meditation.
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Campus group pumore
info at lclpregnanc cetrs

Campus leaders met
with state officials to
discuss potential'
funding reductions
By TORREY ARMSTRONG
Daily Staff Reporter
Expecting dramatic cuts in state
funding for higher education in
2011, University student leaders
and administrators are devising
plans to step up lobbying efforts
as the University considers how to
best cope with the anticipated loss.
But until concrete funding lev-
els are determined, students' plans
to lobby legislators and adminis-
trators' strategies to address the
expected shortfall in their budget
remain in limbo.
Democratic Gov. Jennifer Gra-
nholm discussed in October a
possible 20-percent cut to state
departments -like the Department
of Education - which would result
in $68 million less in state funding
for the University. The measure
would also further cut appropria-
tions for many relying on public
funding, including health care pro-
viders, state police and higher edu-

cation institutions.
The directors of the state House
and Senate fiscal agencies informed
University students of the possible
cut in a face-to-face meeting with
Provost Teresa Sullivan, the Stu-
dent Budget Advisory Committee
and members of the University's
Flint and Dearborn campuses on
Dec. 14.
Business junior Jason Raymond,
chair of MSA's external relations
committee, said the expected cut
is pushing the task of keeping stu-
dents informed of the University's
budget process to the top of MSA's
priorities.
"I think the biggest thing last
year that the University adminis-
tration lacked was providing sub-
stantial information to students so
that they could understand the sit-
uation the University was in," said
Raymond, who also sits on the Divi-
sion of Student Affairs Advisory
Board. "We're going to ask them to
start their information campaigns
earlier, so students can then see
that clearly the state isn't funding
higher education."
The campaigns will include
meetings with students like the one
with the House and Senate fiscal
agency members held in December
See BUDGET, Page 7A

FemDems want city
to pass law regarding
disclosure of services
at area clinics
By BETHANY BIRON
Daily StaffReporter
FemDems, the Women's Issues
Committee of the University's

chapter of College Democrats, is
working to implement legislation
in Ann Arbor that would require
pregnancy centers that don't offer
or make referrals for abortions or
birth control services to post dis-
claimer signs.
The potential legislation - is
modeled after a city council bill
that passed in Baltimore, Md. last
year on Nov. 23. 2009. The new
law requires the disclaimer signs
to be conspicuously posted in the

waiting rooms of limited-service
pregnancy centers and to be eas-
ily readable and written in both
English and Spanish, according to
the bill.
LSA sophomore Brendan Camp-
bell,co-chairofthe FemDems, said
the group will soon begin working
with the Ann Arbor City Council
to try and develop a similar bill.
Eventually the group would like
to see the legislation move on to
Washtenaw County and, later, the

entire state, so that all women in
Michigan will be provided with
accurate information, he said.
"The problem is that without
these signs women can go into
these pregnancy centers think-
ing that they offer a full range of .
options when in fact they don't,"
Campbell said. "It's not even about
preventing the operation or the
existence of these centers, so much
as it's providing truth in advertis-
See FEMDEMS, Page 7A

Prof. beloved by students,
colleagues alike dies at 59

'U' study sheds light on bone imaging

Business, Public
Policy Prof. Terrell
was an expert on
globalization
By JOSEPH LICTERMAN
DailyStaffReporter
Business and Public Policy
Prof. Katherine Terrell, described
by colleagues as an intelligent and
engaging professor and a support-
ive mentor to
her students,
died Dec. 29 in
the Dominican
Republic as a '
result of respi-
ratory compli- "
cations.
Terrell was
59 and is sur- TERRELL
vived by her
husband, Prof. Jan Svejnar, and
their two children, Daniel and
Laura - both of whom are Univer-
sity graduates. Svejnar, a professor
in the Business School and Public
Policy School, did research work
and co-wrote several books and
scholarly articles with his wife.
Terrell's teaching and research
was focused on the impact of gov-
ernment policies and the effects
globalization has had on wages,
employment and income equality
in developing economies like Cen-

tral and Eastern Europe and Latin
America.
Terrell consulted for many
international organizations like
the World Bank and the Organisa-
tion for Economic Co-operation
and Development. She was also a
visiting researcher at a handful of
institutions throughout Europe.
Terrell taught at the University
of Pittsburgh and Cornell Uni-
versity before coming to the Uni-
versity of Michigan. She received
her Ph.D. from Cornell in 1984
before joining the faculty at the
University of Michigan's Business
School in 1996, eventually becom-
ing director of the international
business and economics Ph.D.
program.
She also began teaching in the
School of Public Policy in 2001,
later helping to create the Inter-
national Economic Development
Program. Students in the IEDP
study a specific developing coun-
try's economy for seven weeks
and then travel to the country for
spring break. For many years, Ter-
rell acted as the program's faculty
adviser, assisting students in the
class to plan the curriculum and
the trip.
Alan Deardorff, associate dean
of the School of Public Policy,
said Terrell took a very hands-on
approach with her students, often
mentoring them far beyond the
course.
"She was very closely involved

with (her students)," Deardorff
said. "I think more than many
of us would be. I think if I were
teaching that course, I would be
much more inclined to just leave
the students totally on their own,
but my impression is that she
worked very closely with them
and they really valued that."
Public Policy graduate student
Elizabeth Talbert was one of four
students who helped plan the
IDEP class trip with Terrell last
year. She wrote in an e-mail inter-
view that Terrell cared deeply
about her students.
"I was lucky to get to know her
beyond the classroom through
working with.her on this project,"
Talbert wrote. "In the fall, she had
the four of us over to her house
and cooked delicious Moroccan
chicken. She had an amazing way
of gracefully crossing between her
professional and personal lives."
T.H. Gindling, a professor of
economics at the University of
Maryland, Baltimore County who
worked closely with Terrell and
collaborated on numerous schol-
arly articles with her, described
her as "a passionate and strong,
careful researcher."
Gindling - who accompanied
Terrell on several trips to Hondu-
ras and Costa Rica to present their
research said Terrell always
viewed the visits as a learning
opportunity.
See TERRELL, Page 7A

Chemistry and
Biophysics prof.
researched water
loss in bones
By ESHWAR
THIRUNAVUKKARASU
Daily News Editor
Chemistry and Biophysics Prof.
Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy is an
avid fan of The Magic School Bus,
much like his children.

Inspired by the science series'
exploration of inaccessible envi-
ronments, Ramamoorthy led his
research team to analyze and probe
the contents of bone.
Published in the Journal of the
American Chemical Society last
month, Ramamoorthy's study
relied on solid-state nuclear mag-
netic resonance imaging - the
technology that led to the develop-
ment and widespread use of mag-
neticresonanceimaging(MRI)--to
look closely at a sectioned piece of
bovine bone and observe the results
of removing water molecules from

the makeup of the bone.
Though solid-state NMR is not
widely used in hospitals and other
clinical settings, Ramamoorthy's
study does have clinical impli-
cations. Given that bone tissue
undergoes water loss with age,
Ramamoorthy said developing an
understandingofthe atomic details
inboneusingsolid-stateNMRcould
lead to treatment of conditions such
as osteoporosis.
NMR imaging, Ramamoorthy
said, highlights key structural fea-
tures of molecules, using the mag-
See BONE IMAGING, Page 7A

WINTER RUSH

TOREHAN SHARMAN/Daily
Students go to Ulrich's Bookstore on South University to buy books and supplies for the start of winter term yesterday. The book-
store offers both used and new books at varying prices for most subjects offered in LSA.

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