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MAGE TWENTY-TWO T HE MICHIGAN DAILY

FIDUAY, MASS °, 19 !

Summer School Language Houses
Tol' Stress Oil Ptogratm Of Stuty

Stressing the great importance of
Physicians' Task Easier the spoken foreign language as an
aid to formal language study, again
Due To New Buildings; this year during the summer session,
Hospital Care Given th French and German departments
wil Isponsor the Maison Francaise
The University Health Service, and the Deutsches Haus. Each house
moved to a new building and equip- jwill be the center of French and
German social life and activity for
ped with an entirely new plant, willG
perfom the same services of minster- the summer months.
ing to the student's health during The purpose of the houses is to'
the summer session as during the provide students anxious to improve
regular winter semesters. their facility in speaking French and
The Health Service divides its German with opportunities for close
functions into two parts, the dispen- association and regular practice in
sary and the hospital. In the dis- conversation. Thus their programs
pensary students may receive any include special entertainment fea-
office medical. attention, including tures as well as the requirement that
special examinations and the usual residents must converse at all times
medicines, during the regular office in French or German respectively.
hours. Students may consult any Success In Past Years
physician in the Health Service at Great success in past years with
his choice, these language houses has further
Provision is also made for the stu- proved the fact that the great value
dent requiring bed care by the hos- of constant practice in the spoken
pital, situated on the third floor of language lies in that it improves the
the new building. If the care of such student's speech rhythm and feeling
a student is previously approved by for the language, as well as his vo-
the Health Service director, thirty cabulary, and thus entables him also
days' free service may be obtained to read the language more smoothly
without further expense. However, and comprehensively. Consekuently
the extra expense of private nursing undertakings similar to the houses
and private rooms in the University established here have appeared in
hospital must neceessarily be charged many American colleges and univer-
to the student. sities especially within the past few
Students may receive attention years. The German department here
from a Health Service physician at has even described its venture as an
his room, but a charge of $1.00 for "adequate substitute for foreign
a day call and $2.00 for a night call travel."
is made for this service.T
The Health Service has the addi- This year, the German group,
tional convenience of the assistance which will again use the Alpha Sigma
of the corps of physicians in the Phi fraternity house as its center,
University Medical School whenever wil lhave available boarding facilities
the student is in need of specialist for about 18 men, but as in past
attention. years, arrangements will be made
for women to take their meals at
the house. This will be especially
Physics Symposium Held encouraged this year in an 'attempt
to br aden the scope of the activities
A symposium in theoretical phys- of the house.
ips will be held during the Summer To Have Language oCnsultant
Session, it has been announced by This sumemr then, for the first
the office of the Director of time, Frau Ruth L. Wendt, who has
the Session, Prof. Louis A. Hopkins, served this year as campus foreign
It will be devoted particularly to dis- language consultant in the Univer-
cussion of problems in nuclear and sity dormitories, will act as social
molecular physics. director of the house assisted by

members of the faculty. Frau Wendt ] presented during the course of the
will preside at meals and help in summer. Faculty men and outside

the organization of the activities of
the Deutscher Verein whose activ-a
ities will center in the house. In pre-
vious years picnics have been held
and excursions made, while lecture,
musicales, and short dramatic read-!
ings have been presented evenings inI
the house. As in all these activities
emphasis each day is put on con-
versation at the table, during games,
and in discussion groups held in-
formally after meals in the cool
lounge of the house. A banquet con-
cludes the social season.
To Have Maison Francaise
The Maison Francaise, which in
contrast will be able to provide
boarding facilities for about 21 wo-
men plus meal service for men stu-
dents as well at noon and in the eve-
ning, will use the Kappa Alpha
Theta sorority house as its center.
Mlle Jeanne Rosselet, professor of
French at Goucher College, Balti-
more, Md. will return for her third
year as house director, while Mlle.
Deirdre McMullan, French teacher at
Grosse Pointe High School, will act
as social assistant and house man-
anger. M. Antoine Jobin will again
serve as representative of the French
department at the Foyer.
In previous years, the majority of
the house residents have also been
members of the Cercle Francais
which meets in the house once a
week and plans the special programs
international Center Open
During Summer Session
The International Center, recent-
ly established by the University in
the south wing of the Michigan Un-
ion, will remain open during the Sum-
mer Session for the convenience of
foreign students enrolled in the Uni-
versity. The Center is maintained for
the purpose of fostering contacts
among foreign students in the Uni-
versity.

visitors have presented talks, some
illustrated, and faculty members
have also very frequently contributed
to the conversation. Successful mu-
sical evenings, with both French folk
and popular songs in order, have also
been held. Customarily an informal
social hour is held after the evening
meal and generally a banquet has
climaxed the summer's activities.
To Prepare French Meals
For special occasions meals in the
French House have been prepared
and served in the French manner.
French periodicals are available to
the students and in the past it has
been noted that the varied group of
residents from many parts of the
country have provided stimulating
contacts, thus giving the students so-
cial as well aas practical language
value from their summer's work.
Further information on the Deu-
tsches Haus may be obtained at the
German office; on the Maison Fran-
caise from M. Jobin of the French
Department or by inquiry at the of-
fice of the Dean of Women.

University Museums Collections I Labs Give Students
1w.Ilo Student Conve ience-Pracijeal 'hIeachig
j gn a du en sou niele e
in the many labotmories of the
In sLumiier as well as during the scientific investigatioll, includin1 University, pportunities are provid-
regular session the University's many types, anatomical material, and series ed for practical instruction in all
museums will be open to the conven- to represent variation and genetic the laboratory sciences. notably in
ience of the student body. relationship. The material in these I physics, chemistry, mineralogy, geol-
The several museums and teach- exhibition halls is open to ail stu- ogy, forestry, psychology, botany, and
ing collections at present maintained dents during certain hours; the study zoology, as well as in pathology, psys-
by the University embrace natural collections are for the use of grad- iological chemistry, bacteriology, an-
history, the industrial arts, chemis- s atomy, and physiology,
try, material medica. anatomy, arch- uate students enrolled in the depart- In the engineering laboratories and
aeology, enthnology, the fine arts, ments of Zoology, Botany, Geology, shops opportunity is given for spec-
and history. These collections are and Anthropology. ial work in dynamo electricity, and
arranged in such a way to render in woodwork, lathe work, forging,
them easily accessible to both stu- In 1860 Southwestern University and foundry work. A course in in-
dents and visitors. !students had to attend three daily strument making, under the direc-
The principal portion of these col- prayer services, the first beginning tion of skilled mechanics, is also of-
lections is housed in the University at four a.m. fered,
Museums Building, which was com-
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pleted in 1928. It houses the collec-
tions in zoology, botany, paleontol-
ogy, and anthropology. Facilities for
research are also provided in this
building for graduate students.
At the present time a large part
of the exhibits illustrating the facts
and principles of natural history are
still under construction, but enough
of the mare completed to prove in-
teresting to the visitor.
In the several natural history mu-
seums will be found large series of
specimens of properly preserved for

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