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Int. center
by Bonnie Bouman
War in the Middle East won't be enough to crush the
hopes of many students who want to work overseas.
cknowledging the continuing interest, the
nternational Center and the Career Planning &
Placement office (CP&P) are co-sponsoring workshops
oninternational careers.
"International Careers For U.S. Citizens" will be
held Monday from 4:10 to 5:30 p.m. in the Michigan
Union. Simultaneously, foreign students interested in
working in the U.S. can attend "Practical Training &
Job, Search Information."
:'It's a huge area of interest," said CP&P intern pro-
rams supervisor Paula Di Rita about international ca-
ers. Sixty people showed up for last year's workshop.
Di Rita organized the panel for the International
Careers workshop. Four speakers - covering a broad
range of backgrounds from business school to the Peace
Corps - will share their perspectives and advice.
These people have first-hand experience," said Bill
Nolting, international opportunities coordinator at the
International Center.
,,,Any career, but especially international ones, can
look glamorous and exotic from the outside," Nolting
id, "but the person actually working can find it very
lustrating and lonely."
Nolting will give an overview on likely work sec-
tors, potential career tracks, and locating foreign
w !'I don't consider myself an expert on international
careers," Nolting said, "but I do know where to find the
information to start crafting one."
Foreign student advisor Charlene Schmult also
hopes to spread information to students. She will speak
ogiimmigration and visas at the Practical Training
The workshop will warn students about cultural dif-
feinces in U.S. job hunts. "They (students) have to
come across assertively and confidently," Schmult said.
=Schmult advised students to start their job search
now. "I hate it when they show up and the deadline was
a Tonth before," she said.
;'I am definitely interested in an international career,"
said Luke Kakogeorgiou, an LSA senior who plans to
attend "International Careers for U.S. Citizens."
akogeorgiou hopes to work for an international
Erm some day. "I love foreign cultures," he said. "I feel
like a trapped rat if I can't get that exposure."

MBA students to
travel to U.S.S.R.,
forge economic ties
by Jenny Adler

Giving the gift of life
Veteran blood donor Mike Swieczkowsky, a Business school junior, gives blood at the
Business school. Swieczkowsky has been giving blood since he was in 11th grade.
IRA shell lands 50 feet

Michigan students are going on
a field trip. However, it's not to the
Ford plant, the Detroit Institute of
Art, or the local forest preserve.
On February 20, two dozen
University MBA students will
travel to Moscow for 11 days to
participate in an educational ex-
periment which could help U.S. in-
vestors conduct joint ventures with
the Soviet Union.
These students will investigate
business opportunities available in
the Soviet Union for American
During their stay in Moscow,
the students will be guests of the
Academy of National Economy, an
arm of the U.S.S.R. Council of
Ministers that trains middle and
upper-level government and busi-
ness executives. The students have
arranged to meet with representa-
tives from U.S. firms now conduct-
ing business in Russian and Soviet
free-enterprise co-ops, high-level
Soviet officials, and Russian stu-
dents with similar interests.
The trip's aims, according to
organizers, include gathering ma-
terial for reports about various in-
dustries within the Soviet Union.
That research will be used to cul-
tivate and smooth the business re-
lationship between the United
States and U.S.S.R. Eventually, the
students may publish a book about
their findings.
Until recently, it has been diffi-
cult, if not impossible to conduct
business with the Soviets. How-
ever, within the past couple of
years, a number of joint ventures
have been made between major
U.S. and Soviet companies.
"The Soviet Union is changing
and will continue to change," said
Gunter Dufey, a University profes-
sor of international business and
finance who will be making the
trip. "It makes it worthwhile for
U.S. businesses to examine in-

from 10


LONDON (AP) - A mortar shell fired by
the Irish Republican Army from an aban-
doned van exploded yesterday within 50 feet
of Prime Minister John Major as he met with
his War Cabinet, Scotland Yard said.
Major and his colleagues were not in-
jured in the attack near 10 Downing St., his
office said. Three police officers and a civil
servant were treated for minor injuries, a
spokesperson at Westminster Hospital said.
It was the IRA's first mortar attack in
Britain, though it has often used the weapon
in Northern Ireland.
Major, who lives and works at 10 Down-
ing St., simply moved the War Cabinet
meeting to another room and stuck to his
daily schedule. He said in the House of
Commons that the attack was deliberately
timed "to kill the Cabinet and to do damage
to our system of government."

vning St.
"It is about time they learned that
democracy cannot be intimidated by terror-
ism and we rightly treat them with con-
tempt," Major said.
Queen Elizabeth II, who seldom speaks
on current events, mentioned the attackers
while opening a London Hospital. "I would
like to take this opportunity to remind them
that they will not succeed," she said.
Commander George Churchill-Coleman,
head of Scotland Yard's anti-terrorist unit,
ruled out any connection to the Gulf War.
"There is no doubt in my mind ... that
this is the work of the Irish republican terror-
ist groups and you should discount from your
minds any connection whatsoever with any
Arab terrorist organizations," Churchill-
Coleman told a news conference before the
IRA claimed responsibility.

What's ,happening in Ann Arbor today

TAs: negotiations


UMAASC Steering Committee,
Vnion, rm 4202, 1 p.m.
FIminist Womens' Union, weekly
neeting. Call 662-1958 for info.
Union, 4:00.
U-M Chess Club, weekly practice.
Call Tony Palmer (663-7147) for info.
League, 1:00.
Women's Action For Nuclear Dis-
armament, mtg. St.
Aidan's/Northside Church, 1679
Broadway, 7:30.
" Reward Revision for Discounted
1Markov Decision Problems," Prof.
C. White. EECS 1200,4 p.m.
Jacqueline Dixon, of CalTec. Chem
bldg, rm 1640,4 p.m.
Art of Dance: Saving Grace,"
Vera Embree. Pioneer H.S., Little
Theater, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
"Women as Artists: The Joy and
tlie Reality," Vera Embree. N. Cam-
pus Commons, Center Rm, 12:30-
"The Abortion Consent Law: What
does it mean for the individual?"
Lori Lamerand. Guild House, 802
Monroe, noon.
Prof. Keletso Atkins speaks on
Black Americans in South Africa
during the 19th century. 3615 Haven,
"Reflections on the Artistic Process:
View from a Window." Vera Em-
bree. Dance Bldg, Studio A, 12 p.m..
Safewalk, nighttime safety walking
service. Functions 8-11:30 Fri.-Sat., 8-
1:30 Sun.-Thurs. Call 936-1000 or stop
by 102 UGLi.
Northwalk, North Campus nighttime
safety walking service. Functions 8-
11:30 Fri.-Sat., 8-1:30 Sun.-Thurs. Call
763-WALK or stop by 2333 Bursley.

sume on Computer"
Bursley, 8:10-9:30 p.m.
"Applecations H - Mac Show &
Tell," Computer Showcase room,
Union, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Humanistic Friday Night Services.
For more info call Sunny Schwartz at
996-5950. Hillel, 8:00.
U of M Women's Rugby Club, Fri-
day practice. Call 995-0129 for more
info. Sports Coliseum, 8-10 p.m.
U of M Ninjitsu Club. For info call
David Dow, 668-7478. IM bldg,
wrestling rm, 7-9.
U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-do
Club, Friday workout. Call 994-3620
for info. CCRB Martial Arts Rm., 8-9.
U of M Tae Kwon Do Club, Friday
workout. CCRB Small Gym, 6-8:00.
U of M Ultimate Frisbee Club, Fri-
day practice. Indoor practice football
field (beside Yost), 10:30-midnight.
German Club Stammtisch, weekly
event. Union, U-Club, 7-9:00.
Third Annual Nell Staebler Sym-
posium, sponsored by the Institute for
Public Policy Studies. For info, call
Jeff Blend or Tim Lake, 763-2318.
Rackham Bldg, 4th floor.
"One World," International Dance
Party. Union, Pendleton Rm, 10 p.m.
Veggie Shabbat Potluck, for grads
and young professionals. Reservations,
call 769-0500. Law Quad, Lawyers'
Club Lounge, 7:30.
U of M Shotokan Karate Club, Sat-
urday practice. CCRB Small Gym, 3-
Rally for the Rainforests, Diag,
Environmental Career Conference,
Dow Chemistry Bldg, 10-2.
Inter-Cooperative Council Open
House, Union, Pendleton Rm, 1-3.
"The King of Comedy," film. Hillel,
Allegro Coffee House, St. Mary's
Student Parish, Neuman Center, 8-11
"Mississippi Triangle," opening film
of UMAASC's 2nd Annual Asian
American Film Festival. 140 Lorch, 7

by Robert Patton
Members of the Graduate Em-
ployees Organization (GEO) de-
scribed the second round of nego-
tiations with University officials
Wednesday night as
"unproductive" and "frustrating."
The spokesperson for the Uni-
versity negotiating team, Colleen
Dolan-Greene, refused to comment
on the meeting.
The negotiations continued for
nearly three hours in a session that
GEO bargaining chair Chris Rober-
son called "relatively unproduc-
tive." GEO must have a contract
by March 1, and the feeling among
GEO negotiators is that the Uni-
versity is stalling.
"I don't think we got very far,"
Roberson said. "The University right
now is content to ask for clar-
ifications and then just sit back and
Roberson stressed that the dis-
cussion was limited to "substantive
issues." Neither the University's
position on the Gulf war nor GEO's
request that the University open the
talks to the public were discussed.
GEO members claimed the
University is attempting to delay
serious progress in the talks.
Among the proposals made by
GEO at the meeting was one which
would allow a Teaching Assistant
who is not rehired at the end of a
semester because of misconduct to
file a grievance.
"We've had cases where people
were promised a TA appointment

and then not hired," said Ingrid
Kock, a graduate student who was
present at the sessions. She said
while misconduct was given as the
reason for the dismissal, the TAs had
no chance for a hearing to find out
the specific complaints against them
or to defend themselves.
The union also demanded that the
University keep it better informed
about changes in the number of TAs
hired, the number of hours each TA
is expected to work and class size.
"Yesterdayrwe found out that 67
fewer TAs were hired this semester
than last winter," Kock said. "We
should have found out about this
long before the semester started but
they neglected to tell us."
According to Kock, the Uni-
versity is currently required to in-

form the GEO of "significant
changes" in its policy concerning
TAs. The University, however, has
found very few changes significant
enough to merit notifying the GEO,
Kock said. The union wants to be
notified on a regular basis of all
changes in University policy.
GEO negotiators said the Uni-
versity team argued that the
proposal, if implemented, would
cause an excess of paperwork.
The union called for redefining
Latino and Puerto Rican TAs as
separate ethnic categories instead of
"Hispanic." GEO also demanded
that TAs have better access to office
The next meeting is scheduled for
Wednesday at 5 p.m.

vestment opportunities, and we
want Michigan students to have a.
role in this.
"The only problems we may be
facing is that it is difficult to do
business in the Soviet Union, but
we will be meeting with compe-
tent people and we hope to
squeeze as much as we can in the
short amount of time that we'll be
there," Dufey said.
The trip is an extension of a
University class called "Emerging
Business Opportunities in the So-
viet Union," which is taught by
Dufey and Morris Bornstein, a pro-
fessor of economics.
"This course is in some re-
spects a preview of what business
courses will look like in the fu-
ture," Dufey said. "There will be
theory, background and implemen-
tation components."
MBA students Yuval Moed and
Bruce MacRae originated the idea
for the class, found the professors
to teach it, and organized a com-
petitive essay contest required for
acceptance into the program. The
trip and class were used to rein-
force each other.
"Businesses are becoming more
internationally oriented and we
wanted a class that went beyond
the usual structure of the class-
room," Moed said.
Since the course began, the
business students have been split
up into groups investigating differ-
ent areas of Soviet and U.S. busi-
ness - agribusiness, energy com-
puters and telecommunications,
chemicals and pharmaceuticals;
and retail.
Each group will research its
specialty throughout the Soviet
trip. Upon their return, the students
will write a report on their particu-
lar industry in the hopes it will be
compiled into one, book-length re-
search report.
(Episcopal Church at U-M)
218 N. Division (at Catherine)
Holy Eucharist-5 p.m. at St. Andrew's
Supper--6 p.m. at Canterbury House
The Rev. Virginia P eacock Ph.D., Chaplain
502 E. Huron
SUN.: Worship-9:55 a.m.
WED.: Supper & Fellowship--5:30 p.m.-
(Between lull & south University)
Worship-9:30 & 11 a.m.
Campus Faith Exploration Group-9:30
For information, call 662-4466
Amy Morrison, Campus Pastor

Ecumenical Communion Service
1236 Washtenaw Ct.
Refreshments following
801 South Forest (at lill Street), 668-7622
SUNDAY: Worship-10 a.m.
WEDNESDAY: Worship-x,7:30 p.m.
Campus Pastor: John Rollefson
(A Roman Catholic Parish at U-M)
331 Thompson Street
SAT.: Weekend Liturgies-5 p.m., and
SUN.:-8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 noon, and 5 p.m.
FRI,: Confessions-4-5 p.m.
SAT., Feb. 9: Allegro Coffee House-8 p.m.
WED. Feb, 13: Mass and Ashes
12:10 p.m., 5:10 p.m., and 7 p.m.
TIHURS., Feb. 14: Pax Christi Peace
Vigil-7 p.m.
1511 Washtenaw
SUNDAY: Worship-10:30 a.m.
WEDNESDAY: Devotion-9 p.m.
Pastor. Ed Krauss-663-5560


The University of Michigan

Mon. Feb. 11

Composers' Forum
School of Music Recital Hall, 8 p.m.

Tues. Feb. 12 Arts Chorale
Paul Rardin, conductor
Music of Ellington, Randall
George Gershwin, spirituals
Hill Auditorium, 8 p.m.


Afro-American Music Collection
Lecture-demonstration by Papa Susso,
West-Gambian historian and master
performer of the kora
Center for Afro-American and African Studies
106 West Engineering , 2:30 p.m.

Thur. Feb. 14
Feb. 14-17

Ethel V. Curry Distinguished
Lecture in Musicology
Inaugural Lecture by
Howard Mayer Brown
In Praise of Josquin and the Virgin Mary
Blanche Anderson Moore Hall,
School of Music, 4 p.m.
University Players
The White Rose by Lillian Garrett
Tickets: $ 12, $ 9, $ 5 (students)
Mendelssohn Theatre, Michigan League
8 p.m. (Thur.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.)

Friday Sunday
"Trailblazers and Troubadours: Sunday Social, weekly event for in-
Forty Years of Modern Dance" temnational and American students. In-
Tickets: $12, $9, $5, available at ternational Center, 603 E.Madison,
Ieague Ticket Office. Power Center, 6:30-8:30.'
8 p.m. Israe inancing One hour of instruc-




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