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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

TUTDAY, MARCH 21, 1950

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EXCHANGE STUDENT FROM RIO:
Brazilian Statistician Studies Here

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By JOAN WILLENS
Denio Nogueira, from Rio de
Janerio, is one of three Brazilian
exchange students attending the
University on scholarship, as part
of the International Education
Institute's program, which permits
three Michigan graduates to study
in Brazil in their place.
A graduate in economics from
the University of Brazil, Noguei-
ra worked as an administrative
clerk for the Brazilian government
in 1942. After~assing the neces-
sary examination, he became a
statistician in the Ministry of
Education, six months later.
* * *
WHEN ENROLLED at the Uni-
versity of Brazil, he joined an or-,
ganization equivalent to the RO-
'TC, so that in 1944, he became a
second lieutenant in the cavalry.
Describing the rigorous - train-
ing endured by students in the
Brazilian ROTC, Nogueira said
"we had to drill every morning,
including Sundays, from 6 a.m.
to 9 a.m., before classes. Since
I lived so far from the grounds,
I had to get up at 4 a.m. every
day.
His immediate plans for the fu-
ture, he hopefully cited, are to re-
ceive his Master's Degree in Eco-
nomics in June, and to return to
Brazil to work as a statistician in
the Ministry of Finance.
* ~* *
WHEN ASKED to compare'Uni-
versity life in Brazil with the
United States, Nogueira answered
that most of the Brazilian uni-
versities are controlled by the
federal or state governments.
"Students are not allowed any
choice in subjects, but must take
the prescribed courses, once they
choose their general field of in-
terest."
"There is no semester divi-
sion of courses. Everything is
studied for the entire year, at
the end of which we have to
take oral as well as written ex-
aminations," he explained.
Most of the Brazilian universi-
ties are situated in the heart of
the city, and have no campus, he
said. "Students live at home or in
boarding houses, and thereby miss
the invaluable social contact that
prevails on American campuses."
* * *
HE ADDED that in Brazil, con-
trary to the situation in the Unit-
ed States, many of the people can
at least read three other languages,
besides Portuguese, "because we
like to read English, French and
Spanish books."
Commenting on politics in Bra-
zil, Nogueira said 'that all men
over 21 years and all 21 year old
women who work are required by
law to vote in Brazil. "If they
don't, they have to pay a fine,
approximately $50 in American

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-Daily-Burt Sapowitch
BRAZILIAN STUDENT-Denio Nogueira, Grad, from Rio de
Janerio, pores over his economics book to prove even a pro-
fessional statistician has to study here. He worked as a statistician
in the Brazilian Ministry of Education before coming to the
University to get his Master's degree in Economics.
* * * *

money. For a second violation,
the fine is doubled."
* * * ,
AN AVID sports enthusiast, No-
gueira said he had never seen
"the American version of football"
until he came to the United States
last September. The game that is
called football in Brazil is called
soccer in the United States.
American food is a special
gripe of Nogueira's. "It just
doesn't have any taste," he com-
plained.
He does not understand how
Americans can drink "such large
cups" of coffee from morning to

night. In Brazil, the custom is to
drink coffee only after a meal in
the small demitasse cups. His per-
sonal opinion of American coffee
is that "it's terrible-and tastes
just like water."
Organist To Play
Robert Noehren, University Or-
ganist, will present a program of
the organ music of Johann Se-
bastian Bach at 4:15 p.m. today
at Hill Auditorium.
Today's concert will be the first
of a series of three Sunday pro-
grams devoted to Bach's music.
They are all open to the public.

ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER-Housing the University's business and student offices, the $1,500,000
Administration Building has become the center of most campus activities since its completion early
last spring. At the rear of the building is located a loading entrance (left) and a parking lot for
University officials,

Business Off ices Located
in $1,500,000_Building
Combining administrative headquarters with student affairs of-
fices, the $1,500,000 Administration Building serves as the hub of Uni-
versity life.
Work was begun on the ultra-functional administrative building
early in 1946 and the last of the University business offices were trans-
ferred from their former cramped quarters in Angell Hall and old
University Hall last spring.
* * * *
MOST OF THE OFFICES playing an integral part in the student's
life are housed on the main floor.Immediately off the left corridor
leading away from the central lobby is located the Dean of Women's
office, the mecca of University coeds.
To the' right of the lobby is the Office of Student Affairs housing
the offices of Dean of Students Erich A. Walter and Associate Dean
Walter B. Rea.
Probably the busiest office in the building, the OSA is the
headquarters of John P. G~win, in charge of University driving
permits, Ivan W. Parker, director of student scholarships,' and Mrs.
Ruth Callahan, who supervises student social events.
The main floor also houses the Registrar's Office- under the direc-
tion of Registrar Ira M. Smith. Here all enrollment applications are
accepted and periodical statistical reports on student enrollment and
academic records are compiled.
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STEPPING OFF one of the building's high speed elevators onto
the second floor, students are greeted by a pictorial wall featuring a
huge composite photograph of the University campus. Adjacent to this
concave mural is located the second floor information desk, also the
home of the University's lost and found.
Nearly the entire floor is occupied by the University's top ad-
ministrators. In the front left corner are President Ruthven's
offices highlighted by his own walnut-paneled private office.
Across the hall is the luxurious Regents Room featuring plush
carpets, beautifully colored furnishings and a huge oblong conference
table. At the head of the room against a background of marble are the
words:
"Religion, Morality and Knowledge being necessary to good
government, schools and the means of education shall forever be
encouraged."
Also located on the second floor are the offices of Provost James
P. Adams, Vice-presidents Marvin L. Niehuss and Robert P. Briggs,
Assistant Provost John A. Perkins, Controller Wilbur K. Pierpont and
Herbert G. Watkins, Secretary and Assistant Vice-President.
* * * *
A LIST of the administrative and business offices on the third
floor reads like the directory of a large corporation.
Located here are the Investments Office, the Insurance and Real
Estate offices, the Purchasing Department, the Personnel Office and
the Public Relations Office.
One of the most important of these departments is the Uni-
versity Payroll Office which writes more than 10,000 checks every
month.
Another key office is the Information Servicrs, headed by Arthur
L. Brandon and Cleland B. Wyllie. Here stories abbut University events
are written and mailed, along with pictures, to newspapers all over the
state.
THE FOURTH FLOOR of the Administration Building is devoted
to moirespecialized technological departments. The entire south wing
of the floor houses the University Tabulation Services where dozens of
intricate computing and recording machines are used to compile statis-
tical reports for nearly all University units.
Located in the north wing of the floor is the Audio-Visual
Education Center. Included among the Center's extensive facilities
is a film library housing its more than 5,000 films, laboratories for
testing incoming film strips and a small auditorium seating more
. than 50' persons for movie previews and special education classes.
The fifth floor houses the University's ultra-modern radio sta-
tion WUOM. Equipped with four sound-proof broadcasting studios
and extensive recording and sound machinery, the station operates
on an eight-hour day basis.
On the ground floor of the Administration Building are the
Photographic Services and a small snack bar and lounge for building
employees.

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PHOTOSTAT MACHINE-Mrs. Jean Gregg, of the Duplicating
Division of the University's Photographic Services adjusts print-
ing paper on which maps will be duplicated by the huge "con-
tinuous Process" photostat machine. Located on the ground floor
of the Administration Building, the machine is used 'to make
photographic duplicates of musical scores, certificates and other
documents for University departments and student groups.

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CAMPUS PANORAMA-This huge composite phctograph, occupying one entire wall in the second
floor lobby of the Administration Building, presents a beautiful panorama of the University cam-
pus. The scenes of the Diag, Angell Hall and Burton Memorial Tower were taken by Fred Mon-
crief of the University Information Services, whi-e the aerial view in the center was taken by Ste-
wart Lowe, a free lance photographer now with the the Pittsburgh Press.

REGENTS ROOM-Featuring paneled walls, plush carpeting and
unique lighting effects, the Regents Room (above) ranks as the
Administration Building's most luxurious office. At the head of
the room, the University's "creed," taken from the Northwest
Ordinance, is inscribed on a background of marble.

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