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Pest for a pet

The story goes,"If you give a mouse
a cookie, he's going to ask for aglass of
milk." In the case of LSAsenior Clara
Jones, if you give a student a mouse,
she's going to treat it like her own it.
For a while, Jones and her room-
mates had been talking about getting
a pet.
"We had been throwing around
some bigger animals that you obvi-
ously can't have in an apartment, like
a fox," she said. "But that was a joke."
Then, the unexpected happened.
One of Jones' roommates, a graduate
student studying environmental engi-

neering, recovered an orphaned wild
mouse over the weekend while on a
local trip, and was given the option to
keep it.
"She texted a picture of a tiny little
baby mouse, and said, 'Do you guys
want a mouse?' I responded in all
caps, 'YES,"' Jones said.
Jones raised mice as pets when she
was younger, but this situation was
different. The mouse wasn't store-
bought; he was recovered in a very
weak and fragile state.
The next step was to do some
research, Jones said, after which the

roommates were able to estimate that
the mouse was seven to 10 days old.
As a result, Jones and compa-
ny have had to make some special
accommodations.
"Baby mice need mom's milk,
which we obviously don't have, so we
have kitten formula that we dilute,"
Jones said. "We have to - feed him
every two hours. So we've been divid-
ingup the nights between us."
"Theyalso don't know how to poop
on their own," she added. "We have to
rub its butt until it poops, which is a
less pleasant part of having him. But

you gotta do that."
As far as housing for the little guy,
the newly named Pickles is currently
situated in a blue, 10-inch by 10-inch
plastic box.
"He just curls up within crumpled
tissues," Jones said. "He sleeps. His
eyes aren't even open yet."
The box lies on top of what was for-
merly a fish tank heater - Jones said
this kind of heat is necessary to main-
tain a suitable body temperature.
- MICHAEL SUGERMAN

TECHNOLOGY
From Page 1A
emit red and green light on
phone displays but have used
the less-efficient fluorescent
OLED for blue to extend the
display life.
In the most recent study,
however, Forrest's lab dem-
onstrated a longer-lasting
version of the blue PHOLED,
with a tenfold increase in
lifespan compared to previ-
ous models. Yifan Zhang, a
former student in the lab,
and Jae Sang Lee, a current
Ph.D. candidate, authored the
recent publication.
Lee said he was inspired
by his desire to create some-
thing very useful and effi-
cient and -to fill a gap in
PHOLED production that the
industry has been unable to
address.
In standard OLEDs, elec-
trons are essentially passed

along the diode in a single
line. The PHOLED takes
advantage of what Forrest
called a "quantum trick,"
which allows four times more
electrons to be transferred
between molecules.
"What makes them so effi-
cient is that what sits in the
middle of each molecule is a
heavy metal atom - iridium
or platinum," Forrest said.
"That's what made the OLED
display industry possible in
many respects, because they
needed high efficiency."
However, because these
transfers excite the molecule
into a state of high energy,
they can result in collisions
that can cause a single mol-
ecule to become twice as
excited. This unstable state,
which is determined by the
energy of the electrons, has
traditionally led to a break-
down of the diode in the case
of blue light.
Forrest's group over-

came these constraints
by increasing the area
that the electrons had to
spread out over the emis-
sive layer of the diode,
thereby lowering the
probability of such colli-'
sions.
Implementation of the
blue PHOLED into con-
sumer electronics such
as smartphones, tablets
and televisions, could
take three to five years,
according to researchers.
Once implemented, the
new diodes could reduce
energy consumption, in
these devices.
Forrest said the new
PHOLEDs could easily be
incorporated into current
manufacturingtechniques, as
their structure is very similar
to that of their predecessors.
"The equipment, the pro-
cess, the time is basically
identical in what is used
today in mass-producing

CORRECTIONS

In the Sept.23,2014 article
"CSG talks Ferguson, starts
budget discussion," the
original article incorrectly
stated that the CSG budget
wasfinalized.Additionally,
the previous version failed
to say that the amendment
to the Statement ofStudent
Rights didpass.
In the Sept. 22, 2014
article, "Voterguide:55th
Assembly District has
likely Democratric win," the
original article incorrectly
referred to the55th
assembly district as the 55th
congressional district.

In the Sept. 21, 2014 article
"Students host event
inspired by study abroad
experience," the original
story misattributed state-
mentsfromLSA sophomore
Andrea Banner, incor-
rectly attributing them to
Meaghan Shokarpublic
relations chair ofthe SSA.
Additionally, a statement
was attributed to LSA senior
Jenny Chuangthat did not
properly reflect her com-
ments about the event.

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these appliances," Forrest
said.
Additionally, Forrest said
OLEDs could eventually play
a greater role in increasing
energy efficiency, as they
could be adopted in building

and street lighting.
"I predict, that in the
next five to 10 years, that
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said.

THEME
From Page 1A
theme semester, including sever-
al taught by lecturer John Bacon,
a prominent sports journalist
and New York Times bestselling
author.
"There are few places that
are suited to study ways to think
about sports," Bacon said. "That's
what's great about the University:
it's a wonderful place for ideas."
Physics Prof. Dave Gerdes, co-
organizer of the theme semester

along with Curzan, said cours-
es spanning several different
departments show the breadth of
perspectives from which sports
can be analyzed - ranging from
themes within psychology, wom-
en's studies, economics and medi-
cine. A marathon runner himself,
Gerdes emphasized the relevance
of mixing academics with athlet-
ics.
"Sports and academics are two
things Michigan does very, very
well," Gerdes said. "It can give
both students and faculty a better
appreciation for what's going on

over in the athletic campus and
realize that it's not in some ways
as much of a world apart as it may
appear."
Several events sponsored by
the theme semester have already
occurred, including a kickoff
panel featuring- prominent var-
sity coaches and LSA faculty
members, and a lecture by Bacon
during Parents Weekend.
At the kickoff, Michigan bas-
ketball coach John Beilein, one
of the panelists, gave advice to
students and student athletes
alike on how to achieve success

and face defeat. He called fail-
ure a "fertilizer for growth" and
recalled his acronym, "WIN" -
what's important now. As a well-
regarded coach whose team has
had successful March Madness
performances over the last two
years, Beilein also offered advice
on how to strive to grow in spite
of success.
Beilein serves as an example of
how the Athletic Department will
contribute to the semester.Curzan
said the department will sponsor
several events, including a lec-
ture by University alum Andrea.

Joyce, a
prominent
sports
broadcast-
er, which
will take

place Oct.
30.
Overall, Curzan anticipates
the theme semester will create a
dialogue about the intersection of
sports and academics at the Uni-
versity.
"At Michigan, you find pas-
sion for academics and passion
for athletics and we don't think

that we need to see athletics and
academics as inherently or neces-
sarily at odds with each other,"
Curzan said. "And many of us
combine sport and academics in
our personal lives in complemen-
tary, productive, fun and often
inspiring ways."

patient population and the variety growing patient population, Mul- These plans include expansion of rooms," Mulholland said. "I think 100,000-square-foot facility
UMHS of services available at UMHS. holland said it is likely they will facilities for short-stay patients,the sometime in the near future we'll constructed at a cost of $39 mil-
From Page 1A The last time the hospital renovate again soon. Emergency Department and Mott. expand again some other way." lion - on July 15. In total, UMHS
added. operating rooms was dur- Additional expansions are on "We need more operating The expansion follows receives about2 millionoutpatient
percent. Mulholland said the ing the C.S. Mott Children's Hos- the horizon to allow UMHS to rooms, we need more patient UMHS's recent opening of the visits per year across 41 UMHS-
increase relates to both the aging pital renovation in 2011. With the meet the growing patient demand. beds and we need more hospital Northville Health Center - a owned or leased locations.
JOURNALIST lives." ed missing. actually belonged to," he said. tion on Tenochtitlan, which was Moriarty, who attended the lec-
Rare maps are like rare pieces of For example, Blanding told the A copy of that map was later destroyed by Cortes a year after ture, said stories like this are a
From Page 1A art in many ways, but one impor- story of when a map of the Great sold for $750,000. the map's making. good way to get introduced to
tant difference between the two Lakes - a copy of which the Uni- Another map that Smiley stole Smiley would eventually plead archiving.
can look at what's going on in the is the fact that map creators typi- versity owns - was recovered is an untitled map published. guilty to stealing irreplaceable "These are kind of like the hor-
Crimean Peninsula right now, cally drewup to several dozen cop- from Smiley's stash. along with Hernin Cortes' letters items, but due to his coopera- ror stories associated with this
and it's the same thing that Eng- ies of the same work. These copies "The librarians all got together that depicts the Aztec capital of tion with the FBI, was given only field," she said. "If there were a
land and France were doing while are often uncatalogued, which at the FBIoffice in New Haven, and Tenochtitlan. Published in 1524, three-and-a-half years in prison. CSI: Archives,' this would be it.
fighting over North America hun- can make it difficult to determine there was a bit of a fight between it is the oldest map of any city in He now lives in Martha's Vine- I think it's one of the more enter-
dreds of years ago. Maps have real whom to return a stolen map to if the libraries - being librarians, it North America and one of the yard. taining and accessible aspects of
power and real effects on people's multiple copies have been report- was a very quiet fight - over who it few firsthand sources of informa- Information student Caitlin this field."

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Ann Arbor businesses to provide
clients with discounts. These
locations include Charley's, Frita
Batidos and Bivouac, among oth-
ers.
Cardholders must renew
their LegendsCard member-
ship annually. Katzman has
3 11 7 8 ordered 500 cards each year for
the last two years, and he said
E4I ] 6 1 i he has sold out of his supply
both times.

Selling the cards, he explained,
is often reliant upon word of
mouth. The company promoted
its 2014 launch on its Facebook
page, culminating with a "block
party" at Zaragon Place. Katzman
estimated that 200 people were
in attendance.
With regard to signing local
businesses on to give students
deals, Katzman said it's a matter
of initiative. He noted this was
most evident this summer when
the company expanded to include
Indiana University.
Indiana University sophomore

Dylan Reider volunteered to stay
at school two weeks after finals
to build LegendsCard's brand and
bring on businesses in Blooming-
ton.
"We want to continue to
expand, just as Michigan has in
the last several years," Reider
said.
Reider said he met with more
than 70 business owners in that
two-week span, ultimately sign-
ing 10 of them. Since then, he has
partnered with five more.
"He went out and he signed
clients," Katzman said. "That's

what it's all about. That's the
overarching theme of the whole
'college entrepreneurship' thing.
It doesn't have to be the craziest
idea in the world, but it's really
just about naturally taking initia-
tive."
At the moment, campus repre-
sentatives at three other schools
are in the fledgling stages, work-
ing on expanding LegendsCard
to their respective communities:
Claremont McKenna College, the
University of Maryland and the
University of Southern Califor-
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