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This Week in History
LEFT, Students discuss
their personal experiences
at Michigan and how it has
affected them on Thursday at
the.This Is My Michigan event
in North Quad. (MCKENZIE
TOP RIGHT Ann Arbor Fire
Chief Chuck Hubbard speaks
with reporters at the scene
of the Packard Street fire
Sunday evening. (TERRA
BOTTOM RIGHT LSA fresh-
man Cristina Shoffner analyzes
sand and leaves for the Univer-
sity's Biological Station. (PAUL
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CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
WHERE: 1700 Duffield
WHEN: Wednesday around
WHAT: A Univesrsity
service vehicle backed
into a parked vehicle,
University Police reported.
The incident resulted in no
injuries or damages.
WHERE: 401 Washtenaw
WHEN: Wednesday around
WHAT: A person of interest
in a larceny earlier this
week was escorted out of
the CCRB, University Police
reported. He was given a
trespass warning and told
not to return.
No key, no
WHERE: 551 State
between 12:20 p.m. and
WHAT: A locked bicycle
was stolen from a bike rack,
University Police reported.
There are no suspects.
Vive le pot
WHERE: Mary Markley
WHEN: Wednesday around
WHAT: A student was
arrested for suspected
posession of marijuana. The
student was processed and
released pending warrant
WHAT: There will be
a series of screenings of
works by Cao Yu, a Chinese
dramatist, based on the
dificulties faced by Chinese
WHO: Confucius Institute
at the University of
WHEN: Today at 8:00 a.m.
WHERE: North Campus
WHAT: Linguist Anne
Charity Hudley will give a
lecture in honor of Martin
Luther King, Jr.'s life. This
event will be one of many
events throughout the
WHO: The University
WHEN: Today at 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Hall Room
WHAT: Day one of a con-
ference on South Asian
awareness will be held
today. It is the largest South
Asian undergraduate con-
ference in the nation.
WHO: The University
WHEN: Today at 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan League
WHAT: The start-of-
semester poster sale is back.
Most posters are between
$7 and $9.
WHO: Center for Campus
WHEN: Today from
10:00a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union
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A 76-year-old man was
severely beaten Wed.
night after trying to wake
up a sleeping child on a train.
He was reportedly knocked
unconscious on the New York
subway train by another man
who was reportedly with the
The Michigan basket-
ball team registered an
important victory on
the road Thursday in Min-
nesota, 83-75. Junior forward
Tim Hardaway Jr. led the
Wolverines with 21 points,
including four 3-pointers,
and missed only one shot.
Notre Dame linebacker
Manti Te'o's girlfriend,
who he said died
September of last year, is
reportedly not a real person.
Lennay Kekua and her
story's veracity were not
corroborated by background
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13B&FUniversity researchers look "
at pollutants in Great Lakes
By RACHEL PREMACK
Over Winter Break, Univer-
sity researchers have teamed up
with international colleagues"
in a recently released study to
analyze the most pressingissues
that endanger the Great Lakes.
Great Lakes Environmental
Assessment and Mapping proj-
ect identified mercury contami-
nation, changing water levels,
four invasive species -and 28
other environmental stressors
disruptive to the Great Lakes.
GLEAM presented these
findings on a website launched
in December that features
interactive maps of the Great
Lakes. The findings are also
published in the Jan. 2 Proceed-
ings of the National Academy of
The maps exhibit how each
individual stressor affects an
area in the Great Lakes, and a
general map shows the total
impact of the stressors. The
stress index of the latter map
indicates that Lake Ontario is
the most affected, followed by
Lakes Erie, Michigan, Huron
and Superior. Other maps illus-
trate the benefits that the lakes
provide humans, such as beach-
es and commercial fishing.
J. David Allan, a professor in
the School of Natural Resources
and Environment and one of
four leaders of GLEAM, said the
ongoing project is intended to
"develop the right kinds of infor-
mationto assist restoration."
The project - now tied to the
three-month-old University of
Michigan Water Center - was
funded by the Fred A. and Barbara
M. ErbFamilyFoundation, agroup
that supports initiatives to better
the Great Lakes community.
Adrienne Marino, a research
specialist at the Water Center,
- said she assisted in the collection
of data provided by researchers
and resource management agen-
cies hailing from the Great Lakes
region. The team compiled data
by analyzing, processing and
mapping published research and
weighing the importance of each
"Applying stressor weightings
and completing other transforma-
tions and calculations were neces-
sary to put the individual maps on
a consistent scale and to develop
the cumulative map," Marino said.
Gregory Boyer, chair of chemis-
try at the State University of New
York's College of Environmental
Science and Forestry, was one of
the 15 working group members. .
Boyer noted that the most
destruction has occurred in shal-
low waters. In deeper offshore
waters, Boyer said, water sepa-
rates into warmer top waters and
cooler deep waters. Between these
two layers is a thermocline, an
area where dramatic temperature
Boyer said this stratification is
necessary to prevent pollutants
from affecting humans and to
ensure that harmful algal blooms
cannot reach sunlight that would
support its growth, a process that
would lead to other environmen-
"When you're talking about a
chemical pollutant ... offshore, it
absorbs through a particle, goes
through the thermocline and is
effectively removed from human
Boyer said he worries that shal-
lowwaterswere most affected.
"This is especially troublesome
because these are the waters that
humans use more, like in beach-
es," Boyer said. "Nearshore often
sees more stress than the off-
Allan said the GLEAM project
has already provided data to the
Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service and other
environmental groups. But, he
said, additional work is still nec-
essary. For example, the cumula-
tive stress index used by the maps,
which totals up each stressor and
its weighted importance, doesn't
fully convey environmental prob-
"Increasingly in the field of
stressors affecting ecosystems, we
realized that stressors are interac-
tive," Allan said. "Invasive species
one and invasive species two might
be a double whammy that's bigger
than their sum."
In the meantime, Sigrid Smith,
a research associate of the School
of Natural Resources and; Envi-
ronment who also led GLEAM,
said the Great Lakes might never
reach hypothetical . "normal"
environmental conditions. For
that reason, targeted goals may
"I think of the target of resto-
ration as promoting ecosystem
health, so that the native popula-
tions of plants, animals and other
organisms are as healthy as pos-
sible and produce as much human
benefit as possible."
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