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2 - Tuesday, February 16, 2010
MONDAY:
In Other Ivory Towers

WEDNESDAY:
Before You Were Here

THURSDAY: FRIDAY:
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Called back from retirement

Though it's Anthropology
Prof. Roberto Frisancho's
last semester teaching, that
hasn't stopped him from still
making sure his students
don't fall asleep in class.
Frisancho technically
retired in 2009, but he said
University officials asked
him to continue teaching the
trademark class he developed
- Nutrition and Evolution -
to maintain the course's high
enrollment. When Frisancho
first started teaching the
class only 18 students were
taking it. That number has
grown to over 325.
"If you sit in my class you'll
see that it is very interactive,"
he said. "I have a big laser
pointer thatI will point at the
students to answer questions.
No one sleeps in my class."
Frisancho, who grew up

in Peru, won a Fulbright fel-
lowship to study biological
anthropology at Pennsylva-
nia State University in 1963.
Frisancho said during his
time in graduate school at
Penn State he took classes
with many teachers who
were too preoccupied with
their own research to be dili-
gently prepared to teach a
class.
Frisancho said he made
the decision that if he ever
became a teacher, he would
never waste his students'
time in this way. It seems he
has remained loyal to this
promise, postponing his own
research to continue teach-
ing after a 41-year career.
Having the opportunity to
share information with such
a large audience is the reason
Frisancho said he loves his

profession.
"To me teaching is a great
privilege because Iam able to
share my knowledge and dis-
coveries with my students, a
type of public sharing that is
not accomplished by publish-
ing a book or article," he said.
Frisancho has traveled
all over the country for his
research, which focuses on
developmental human adap-
tation to extreme environ-
ments as well as aspects of
evolutionary nutrition.
At the beginning of his
career, Frisancho took stu-
dents on trips to the Boliv-
ian Andes to guide them
in conducting research on
nutritional problems that
disproportionately affect
minority groups in develop-,
ing countries and the U.S.
While he has published six

books and over 200 articles
and has won several presti-
gious awards, Frisancho said
winning the title of Arthur
F. Thurnau Professor of
Anthropology in 1999 for his
outstanding contributions to
undergraduate education has
been his greatest accomplish-
ment, due to its recognition
from his colleagues.
After teaching, Frisancho
plans to focus on writing and
publishing his seventh book,
"Ongoing Evolution."
When Frisancho is not
busy writing, teaching, con-
ducting research or travel-
ing around the world, he said
chances are he's probably
playing tennis.
"I am a tennis addict," he
said. I belong to three clubs
and play daily."
- LAURENSLUTSK'Y

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ANNA SCHULT/Daily
Prof. of Anthropology A. Roberto Frisancho will
retire at the end ofthe semester in April after 43
years with the University.

CRIME NOTES
Hospital patient
assaulted
WHERE: University Hospital
WHEN: Sunday at about 12:45
p.m.
WHAT: A patient was assault-
ed by a male employee of the
University Hospital, Univeristy
Police reported. There were
no injures as the result of the
incident.
Man arrested
on warrant
WHERE: Michigan League
WHEN: Sunday at about 5:15
p.m.
WHAT: A man not affiliated
with the University was arrest-
ed on an outstanding warrent
for failure to appear in court,
University Police reported. The
man was takento jail without
incident.

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

Buckle up or
shut up
WHERE: 1100 Block of State
Street
WHEN: Sunday at about 5:00
p.m.
WHAT: Two male subjects
were engaged in a verbal alterca-
tion over a child safety seat in a
vehicle, University Police report-
ed. No injuries were reported.
Hit and run
WHERE:1600 East Medical
Center
WHEN:Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
WHAT: A red Dodge vehicle
backed into a parkingspot at
which point it was struck by
another car causing minor
vehicle damage, Univeristy
Police reported. The second car
fled and there are no suspects.
No injuries were reported.

Showcase sale
on Apple goods
WHAT: Take an additional
6 percent off Apple products
including computers, iPods,
software and accessories.
WHO: Information and
Technology Services
WHEN: Today from 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m.
WHERE: U-M Computer
Showcase stores at the Mich-
igan Union and Pierpoint
Commons
Ensemble
performance
WHAT: A performance of the
contemporary music ensem-
ble featuring new conductor
Christopher James Lees.
WHEN: Tonight at 8 p.m.
WHO: School of Music, The-
atre & Dance
WHERE: UMMA

Artsbreak
WHAT: A free chance to do
arts and crafts. Past projects
include painting pumpkins
and decorating canvas tote
bags, among other things.
WHO: University Unions
Arts & Programs
WHEN: Tonight at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union,
Mug Room
Meditation class
WHAT: A four week training
program designed for people
new to meditation.
WHO: UMHS Cardiovas-
cular Medicine at Domino's
Farms
WHEN: Today at 6 p.m.
WHERE: UMHS Cardiovas-
cular Medicine at Domino's
Farms, Conference Room
CORRECTIONS
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michigandaily com.

Accordingto The Los Ange-
les Times, Utah state Sen.
Chris Buttars is propos-
ing a plan to make senior year
of high school optional to help
alleviate Utah's debt. He has
since revised his original plan
by making senior year optional
only for students who have
already received their required
credits.
According to the World
Health Organization, in
2008 there were 33.4 mil-
lion people living with HIV and
2 million AIDS related deaths.
>FOR MORE, SEE OPINION, PAGE 4
According to The New
York Times, President
Barack Obama's adminis-
tration is working on a plan to
ban candy and sweetened bev-
erages from schools to combat
the obesity epidemic.

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