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MONDAY:
In Other Ivory Towers
Like many faculty mem-
bers, Assistant Prof. of Screen
Arts and Cultures Daniel Her-
bert spent his summer doing
research for a book he pians
to write. But instead of doing
research in archives and on
microfilms, Herbert spent
three weeks touring indepen-
dent video rental stores across
coral America.
While originally from
Farmington Hills, Mich.,
Herbert went to the Univer-
sity of Hew Mexico to get his
undergraduate degree, which
is where he said he realized he
wanted to study film.
"I thought I was going to
be some kind of artist and
anthropologist, and thenI
thought I would take a film
class. I definitely did not want
a straight-laced career," said
Herbert. "Then from the first

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minute the instructor came
out and I was so impressed by
him in that class that I decid-
ed that film is the rest of my
life."
While studying at UNM, he
took a job as a video clerk in a
local independent video store
in Albuquerque.
'When I got asked to work
there by the owner, I thought
it was the coolest thing on the
planet," he said.
Herbert said his experience
at the independent video store
exposed him to a wide vari-
ety of non-mainstream film
genres, which later influenced
his career. As an assistant
professor, Herbert focuses on
contemporary cinema.
"5 look at issues of global-
ization and I like to think a
lot about the industry as well
as aesthetics," Herbert said.

"I really like business issues,
so I'm teaching a class this
semester on the film industry.
In some ways what I do now
iso't that different than what
Idid as a video clerk- I mean
it is, but you study film, you
watch movies and you talk
shoot them with people."
Herbert, who eventually
earned his Ph.D. in Critical
Studies at the University of
Southern California, said he
was offered the option to stay
at USC for a post-doctorate
year at the same time he was
offered his position an the
University, but the decision to
come to Ann Arbor was a "no-
brainer."
"I love the facolty. I love
the resources here. I love the
students," Herbert said.
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CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

GPS swiped
from automobile
WRRERE:1600 East Medical
Center
WHEN: Monday at 7:30 p.m.
WHAT: The driver's side
window of a silver Toyota
Highlander was broken and a
GPS system was stolen from
the vehicle sometime between
3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., University
police reported.

Patient punches
wall at Mott
WHERE: Mott Children's
Hospital
WHEN: Monday at about 2:50
p.m.
WHAT: A 16 year-old male
patient at Mott Children's Hos-
pital punched multiple holes
in a hospital wall, University
police reported. The patient
was not injured.

Arb runner bit Verbal threats

Festifall
WHAT: Hundreds of student
organizations representing
all kinds of people at the
University will gather on
the Diag to invite students
to sign up and participate
in various clubs and activi-
ties this academic year.
WHO: University
student groups
WHEN: Today from 11 a.m.
tcs 4 p.m.
WHERE: The Diag
Catholic
student event
WHAT: The Hewman Stu-
dent Gathering is an event
for Catholic students to
sing, pray and discuss issues
percinant to students
WHO: Hewman Catho-
ic Student Association
WHEN: Tonight from 7 p.m.
to9 P.M.
WHERE: St. Mary's Student

President's
open house
WHAT: University Presi-
dent Mary Sue Coleman will
open her home to students
for her annual open house.
WHO: Office of the President
WHEN: Today from
3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE:815 South
University Ave
IM sports
referee meeting
WHAT: An informational
meeting for anyone inter-
esting in officiating intra-
mural soccer or softball
WHO: Ret Sports
WHEN: Tonight from
7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
WHERE: Intramu-
cal Sports Building.
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error in the Daily to
corrections@michi-
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1The city of Vancouver, Brit-
ish Columbia is introduc-
log a new type of speed
bump that appears to be a three
dimensional image of a child
chasing after a ball from 100
feet away, Good.is reported.
The new speed bump will be
installed in front of an elemen-
tary school.
2 Ateam of researchers
here at the University has
devised a efficient and
deceptively simple method of
extracting oil from water --
and it could be coming to an
ocean near youl
>> FOR MORESEETHE STATEMENT
3 ABritish survey revealed
that one third of all Brit-
ons under 24 drink alco-
hol to get drunk, gawker.com
reported. The survey, conduct-
ed by ICM Research also found
that 1lin 25 Britons feel it's okay
to be hospitalized after a night
of drinking.

WHERE:HNichols Arboretum
WHEN: Monday at about 7
p.m.
WHAT: A man running in the
Arboretum was bitten by a dog.,
University police reported.
The dog was on a leash with ins
owner at the time of the inci-
dent. The victim took himself
to the hospital for treatment.

reported to cops
WHERE: Mott Children's Hos-
pltal
WHREN: Monday at about 3
p.m.
WHAT: A female visitor made
verbal threats toward another
female visitor. The reporyt
will be submitted to the pros-
ecutor's office for review.

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