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The Michigan Daily-Saturday June 13, 1981-Page 3
Education after graduation

By MARK GINDIN
Daily-staff writer
Although many University graduates
vow never to return to school, duce they
are established in their careers people
find "the hody of knowledge changes,"
and they need updated inatruction, ac-
cording to a University Business School
official.
Fortunately, the University offers the
type of instruction many professionals
need to familiarize themselves with
new developments.
FOR INSTANCE, the School of
Business Administration offers ap-
proximately 65 to 70 different conferen-
ces during the year, according to Al
Schrader, the director of the Business
School's Division of Management.
Education. Since many are repeated,
there are perhaps 275 to 300 total con-
ferences offered during the year, he
said.
Other schools and colleges at the
University offering continuing
education include the Law School,
Medical School, Engineering, and
many of the smaller schools. No matter
what a person's profession, an ap-
propriate University-sponsored course
can be found.
"The School of Law provides con-
tinuing education throughout the year,"
said Rose Mosley, administrative
associate in Continuing Legal Instruc-
tion.

Seminars offered to
update professionals

MOST CONFERENCES last about a
day and are held in various locations
throughout the state. Last year more
than 12,500 persons attended the
University-sponsored conferences,
Mosley said.
"Very few are held here," said
Mosley, because the goal of the CLI of-
fice is to(hold a conference within 75
miles of every lawyer in the state.
Not all courses offer speakers,
Moseley said. Video tape is used to
record a live presentation in many
cases. The tape is then edited and
graphics may be added before being
distributed.
THE INSTITUTE of Continuing
Legal Education is ranked fairly high
among activities of its sort, said
Mosley, and the feedback has been
generally positive.
The Office of Continuing Medical
Education offers about 35 conferences
attended by more than "5000 health
care professionals" including allied
'health personnel as well as physicians,
according to the director of the office.

As a matter of fact, said Dr. David
Bruce Youel, the number of physicians
attending has been declining lately
while the allied health personnel -
such as blood bankers and therapists -
have been attending in larger numbers.
OVERALL, "THERE has been a
general decline of participants" at
major CME conventions, Youel said.
He cites "increased competition of con-
ferences" as the major reason for the
decline.
,However, Youel said he feels the
decline in attendance has "bottomed
out" and that attendance will increase
in the future.
The Continuing Engineering
education office has noticed a decline in
attendance since the 60s. "Companies
are training their own people because it
is cheaper," said Joe Taylor, associate
director of Engineering Summer Con-
ferences.
THERE WERE once 40 courses of-
fered with 50 people attending each one,
while now there are 30 courses with 30
people each, said Taylor. "Dollars

speak loud" and it is cheaper for com-
panies to train their own personnel, he
said.
Most courses, taught by Engineering
professors, run for about a week while
some may go as long as a month, said
Taylor. The University's program is
better than a company's, Taylor said,
but it just costs more to send them here.
The business school reporters that
"more people have been coming" to
their courses. About 7,500 people a year
attend the year-round business con-
ferences, according to Schrader.
MOST OF the 275 to 300 conferences
average 25 people each. Three to five
days is the usual length, but some con-
tinue foras long as four weeks. The
$4,000 fee for the intensive four week
course is inevitably paid by the com-
pany who sends the student, said
Schrader.
The conferences are run by people
from various walks of life. Faculty
members from the school as well as
other schools - along with government
leaders and businessmen - make up
the teaching staff, Schrader said. "We
are one of the best," he added.
The Continuing Medical Education
department at the University is also
one of the best in the nation, according
to its director, Dr. Youel. Founded in
1927, it is one of the oldest and most
See 'U' OFFERS, Page5

IRA prisoner
elected to

Parliament

DUBLIN, Ireland (AP)-An Irish
Republican Army guerrilla jailed in
Northern Ireland was elected to the
Irish Parliament yesterday in a
propaganda coup by supporters of the
nationalist. prisoners' hunger strike
campaign in the neighboring British'
province.
Irish Prime Minister Charles
Haughey easily -retained his parliamen-
tary seat but initial returns showed his
ruling Fianna Fail Party losing ground
in the republic's general election. The
party has ruled the republic all but 10 of
the past 49 years.
IRA. GUERRILLA Paddy Agnew,
serving a 1d-year sentence for bom-
bings, attacking British forces and
possessing explosives, was elected
from his native Louth near the border
with Northern Ireland, election officials
said.
After a fifth vote count, Agnew had
9,841 votes and was first among nine
candidates seeking four parliamentary
seats in the Louth constituency. None of
the candidates reached the required
quota of 11,441 votes, but Agnew was
deemed a winner because he could not
be overtaken under a complicated vote-
transfer system that dropped other
candidates out of the running.
Agnew, 26, a member of the outlawed
IRA's Provisional wing, was one of nine
prisoners at Belfast's Maze and Ar-
magh prisons, including four hunger
strikers, whom nationalist supporters
entered in the election in districts bor-
dering the British province. The hunger

strike, in which four prisoners have
died, is intended to pressure the British
into granting political status to jailed
nationalist guerrillas.
AGNEW IS not fasting, but election
officials said hunger striker Kieran
Doherty, 25, received 9,000 first-
preference votes and was only a few
hundred votes short of election from the
neighboring Cavan-Monaghan con-
stituency. Irish law allows tlot
prisoners to run.
Hunger-striker Martin Hurson, 26,
also was reported doing well in his race.
The nine prisoners running in the
election are members of the IRA or the
smaller Irish National Liberation Ar-
my. The mostly Catholic IRA, which is
outlawed here as in Northern Ireland, is
fighting to drive the British out of
Protestant-dominated Northern
Ireland and unite it with the over-
whelmingly Catholic republic.
The republic's 2.28 million voters,
nearly 80 percent of whom voted, were
preoccupied with Ireland's economic
problems, including an annual inflation
rate of 20 percent and an 11 percent
unemployment-highest in the 10-
nation Common Market.
There was less debate in 'the cam-
paign over the Northern Ireland issue
and Haughey's refusal to back the Maze
prisoners' demands. Four of the hunger
strikers have died so far and five con-
tinue to fast.
Final results from Thursday's
balloting are not expected until today.

Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM
srccoeWhat goes up..
... Must come down. This network of beams and rubble, formerly aparking
structure for University staff on Ann St., is clearly on the decline.

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