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Vietnam memorial artist to unveil'U sculpture

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Student Activities'
After a small fire erupted outside the
Student Activities Building Wednes-
day, Department of Public Safety offic-
prs and Ann Arbor Fire Department
pfficials reported to the scene.
"At 2:05 p.m., the fire department
arrived at the north side of the build-
ing," said DPS Lt. Douglas Swix.
"They found construction workers
with extinguishers trying to put out
the fire."
tThe problem, however, went beyond
the small fire, Swix said..
f"It was a very small fire, but there
,was a lot of smoke," he said. "It was
right near the ventilation system and a
;room inside the building ended up be-
ing filled with smoke."
*A small trash fire on the north exte-
rior side of the building caused the
smoke to enter the building ventilation
system, DPS reports said.
Swix said there was no property dam-
age and no one was injured as a result of
the fire or the smoke. The room was
ventilated by the Ann Arbor Fire De-
partment
'Armed assault,
reported at Union
"PS reports indicate an armed rob-
bery occurred Tuesday evening at the
Michigan Union.
Acaller told DPS officials that he
was approached by two men while at
the Michigan Union. The men told
him they were looking for donations
and then "took him to the side and
showed him what appeared fo the
caller to be a machette," police re-
ports said.
The caller then started to walk away
from the men when they chased him to
the corner of State and William Streets.
The men then left.
Ann Arbor Police Department offic-
ers apprehended one man on the Diag.
A knife was located under atractor next
to East Engineering.
The man was taken into custody.
Libraries are scene
of theft, crime
p Two textbooks were stolen from
the fourth floor area of the Harlan
Hatcher Graduate Library, DPS reports
indicate. The incident occurred at about
6:20 p.m.
A caller infomed DPS that four sub-
jects in the library, three males and one
female in their late teens, were dressed
in "punk" clothing.
HA man refused to leave the Shapiro
Undergraduate Library after it closed
Wednesday morning. At about 5:10
a.m., DPS was calledbecause a Univer-
sity non-affiliate would not leave. The
man left without incident when DPS
officials arrived.
Drunk man found in
W. Engineering arch
An intoxicated man was bumping
into people at the West Engineering'
arch Wednesday night when DPS was
called.
A warrant check on the 48-year-old
came up negative.
W then DPS officers arrived, they said
the man was not aproblem and that "he

{is sitting down peacefully."
He was later transported by Huron
Valley Ambulance for incapacitation.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporters
Jodi Cohen and Josh White

By Anupama Reddy
For the Daily
Maya Lin, the innovative designer of the Viet-
nam Veteran's Memorial in D.C., will unveil her
outdoor grass sculpture, "The Wave Field," at the
Frangois-Xavier Bagnoud Building on North Cam-
pus today at 3 p.m.
Lin described her 75 square-feet, interactive
project as "treating the earth like a sculpture you
can play in. It will be humanly scaled so someone
will feel comfortable curling up and reading in it."
It was created in memory of Francois-Xavier
Bagnoud, who graduated from the University in
1982 with a degree in aerospace engineering.
Bagnoud died four years later in a helicopter crash.
The sculpture is atribute from Bagnoud's mother,

It seems like it's waves canceling each other
out and then being reinforced"
- Marty McLaughlin
Engineering senior

in music composition, has composed a musical
score to accompany the dance.
Sparling said the earth's "vast landscape of
deserts and mountains were condensed and dis-
tilled into the small area (of the sculpture)."
The art is incorporated into engineering at the
University "to expose engineering students to the
esthetics of design. That's important to the col-
lege mission," Development Director Brad Canale
said in a statement.
Designer Lin said in a statement that she also
hopes it will be "something engineers can relate to."
Engineering senior Marty McLaughlin offered
a true engineer's response to the artwork. "It
seems like it's waves canceling each other out
and then being reinforced."

Countess Albina du Boisrouvray of Geneva. The
Bagnoud family also donated $5 million to erect
the FXB Building.
The dedication will include dance and music in
honor of North Campus' School of Art and Archi-
tecture and School of Music, said Cathy Mellett, a
representative of the Engineering Communica-
tions Office.

Members ofthe Dance Gallery/Peter Sparling &
Co. and about 20 University Dance students will
perform "simple movements that anyone can do
and which are inspired by the terrain," said chore-
ographer Peter Sparling.
A solitary dancer will remain in the field sym-
bolizing the young man Bagnoud, Sparling said.
Daniel Roumain, University doctoral candidate

Rape scene mn 'Strange Days'
pro mpts some to walk out

By Stephanie Jo Klein
Daily Staff Reporter
The presence of a graphic rape scene
in Wednesday evening's free screening
of the movie "Strange Days" prompted
several audience members to leave the
Michigan Theater mid-film.
The scene in question depicts the
vicious rape of a woman by a male
protagonist. The characters wear har-
nesses on their heads that are attached,
or "jacked in," to each other, enabling
one character to see and play back the
other's emotions. During the rape scene,
the victim is forced to watch her own
attack through the eyes of the rapist and
sees her own death before it happens.
Rackham graduate student Karin
Temerius said she was offended by the
movie and called it misogynistic and
degrading to women.
"I stayed about halfway through the
movie and then I was so offended that I
left," she said.
Temerius registered her complaints
with the Major Events Office and the
University Activities Council, which
co-sponsored the screening, as well as
with the marketing company.
UAC President Amanda Kowal could
only give a personal apology.
"I'm terribly sorry that she was of-
fended," Kowal said. "We read the
packet that the Major Events Office

sent and there was nothing offensive in
it, nothing about misogyny."
Kowalhad not read the informational
packet until after the movie showing,
but added that UAC and MEO do not
pre-screen their movies.
The 20th Century Fox movie was
distributed by Marketplace Media for
previews on college campuses.
Heidi Fehrenbacher, publicity coor-
dinator at Marketplace Media, said the
firm had organized screenings at more
than 20 campuses across the country
and had not heard of any other major
disturbances within the audiences.
"Other campuses have had students
walk out, usually five at a time ... it's a
disturbing scene, no woman would want
to watch it," Fehrenbacher said.
A Marketplace Media survey stated
that approximately 25 students walked
out during the University screening.
"This is an isolated incident. Michi-
gan is the only campus with a student
who has really come out with a strong
complaint," she added.
Fehrenbacher suggested Temerius
and other offended viewers write to the
film makers to voice further complaints.
LSA sophomore Chris Henry, who
also saw the free screening, said he
understood Temerius' offense at the
scene, saying it was uncomfortable to
watch. He said he did not, however,

find the film derogatory to women.
"The lead character, played by Angela
Bassett, wasthis incredibly strongwoman:
James Cameron, who wrote the screen-
play, always makes it a point to have
strong female characters," Henry said.
Fehrenbacher said she thought
Temerius may have misunderstood the
movie, as she did not watch the entirety,
"Angela Bassett plays a single Afri-
can American mother and is the moral
center of the film. She portrays women
in averypositive light. Thereis awoman'
director," Fehrenbacher said.
Temerius was not satisfied.
"My feeling is that the scene was still
incredibly offensive. If they were go-
ing to make a movie that is against the
exploitation of women, they didn't have
to exploit the women in the audience
and the film in the process," she said.
Temerius found the marketing mis-
leading, stating the audience went into
the movie with no idea of the potential
violence or the plot.
Fehrenbacher apologized to Temerius
on behalf of Marketing Media, but said
she was not sure what else the company
could do to make her feel more at ease:
"Unfortunately, nowadays people do
put violence in 'R' movies. That is why
the (Motion Picture Association of
America) rates it and puts (the rating)
in the advertisements," she said.

A walk through time
The University's Museum of Natural History is a place for kids of all ages.
Alum worked for nuclear
non-proliferation treaty

AIM HIGH
For career, scholarship,
and flying opportunities
call (313) 747-4093

By Laura Szwalek
For the Daily
The University Political Research
Center hosted a visit yesterday from
Lawrence Scheinman, assistant direc-
tor for non-proliferation and regional
arms control in the U.S. Arms Control
and Disarmament Agency.
Scheinman, a University alum and
former professor, spoke about the re-
duction of nuclear weapons in classes
on International Relations and at a semi-
nar offered.
His most recent project was the ex-
tension of the non-proliferation treaty
by the United Nations earlier this year.
Scheinman called this a huge accom-
plishment.
"This is a very important building
block for future arms control and stabi-
lizing the world," he said.
The treaty was first put into action in
1970 with the condition that it would be
reevaluated in 25 years. A conference
was held with more than 179 states
April 19 through May 11.
It was decided at the conference that
the treaty be extended indefinitely.
Scheinman said the treaty is now a
permanant fixture and the global com-
munity can turn its attention elsewhere.
Scheinman said the main challenges

for arms control is to reduce the number
of nuclear weapons owned by the su-
perpowers and stop buying and selling
of them to smaller countries. These two
problems have developed because of
the end of the Cold War, he said.
Scheinman said the bipolar world of
two large powers created more stability
because most smaller countries were
tied up in alliances with one of the super-
powers. At the end of the Cold War, he
said, this was no longer true and coun-
tries were in a sense "liberated."
Thesmallercountries, Scheinman said,
see new-found security in nuclear weap-
ons. He also said that some countries,
such as Israel, India and Pakistan, accu-
mulated weapons to "deter intervention
in their region by big outside powers."
Scheinman also suggestedthatacoun-
try, like Iraq, accumulates the weapons
to gain power in its region. He said most
of these countries never plan on using
the weapons as more than a ploy.
Another danger is the instability in
Russia, he said, and nuclear smuggling.
Scheinman attended the University's
graduate school from 1958-63 and
taught here from 1969-73. He worked
for the administrations of Presidents
Carter, Ford and Clinton, playing a vi-
tal role in policy-making.

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FRIDAY
O "Alpha Delta Phi's 16th Annual 'Run
For The Roses' Pep
Rally," sponsored by Alpha Delta
Phi, 556 South State Street, 6:30
p.m.
Q "Dedication of Maya Un's Sculp-
ture 'The Wave Field,'" special
dance choreographed by Peter
Sparling, music by Daniel
Roumain, sponsored by College of
Engineering, FXB Building, North
Campus, 3-5 p.m.
U 'Mark Ghlorso," Scott Turner Lec-
ture Series, sponsored by Depart-
ment of Geological Sciences,
Chemistry Building, Room 1640,

sponsored by Fulbright Associa-
tion, Kelsey Museum of Archaeol-
ogy, State Street, 7-9 p.m.
Q WOLV Channel 70 Programming:
Blue-White Hockey 8 p.m.
SATURDAY
U "Kazuo Ishiguro Reading From His
Work," sponsored by Borders
Books and Music, Rackham
Amphitheatre, 7:30 p.m.
U "Kick-Off Saturday," sponsored by
Career Planning and Placement,
3200 Student Activities Building,
Job Search Strategies: 9-10 a.m.;
Resume Writing: 10-11 a.m.; WrIt-
ing Effective Cover Letters: 11
m .m _1nnnn

p.m.
O "Weaving a Peace Culture," spon-
sored by Women's International
League For Peace and Freedom,
Common League Bookstore, 215
South 4th Ave., 7:30 p.m.
SUNDAY
U "Alzheimer's Memory Walk," spon-
sored by the South Central Michi-
gan Chapter of Alzheimer's Asso-
ciation, Gallup Park, registration
10 a.m.
U "African Drumming Workshop,"
sponsored by International Insti-
tute, School of Music Rehearsal
Hall, North Campus, 7-9 p.m.
Q Amater Radio Club. business meet-

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