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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 19, 1995 - 3A

U cancer center
receives $.M
The University's Comprehensive Can-
cerCenterhas been awarded athree-year,
$5.7 million grant by the National Cancer
Institute to find new ways to prevent,
diagnose and treat prostate cancer.
Kenneth J. Pienta, director of uro-
logic oncology at the Medical Center,
has been named principal investigator.
The center will focus its efforts on:
identifying the genes that cause prostate
cancer and developing improved diag-
nostic tools and prognostic markers;
developing new ultrasound technology
to better detect cancers at an early, cur-
able stage; studying why African Amen-
cans have a higher incidence of prostate
cancer and developing more sensitive
detection methods for these men; dis-
covering new agents to prevent and more
effectively treat prostate cancer; and
supporting high-risk projects that ex-
plore novel ideas and attract researchers
from a range of disciplines.
GM recruits for
co-op engineering
General Motors Powertrain Group is
now recruiting for its engineering co-
op program. The program is designed
to give students hands-on engineering
experience within state-of-the-art auto-
motive design environment.
Students will be assigned to a variety
of project areas including base engine
development, design analysis, engine
plant manufacturing, calibration and
controls hardware.
There are 10 slots available for the
program, which includes a semester
rotational assignment between school
and work.
The program is recognized at 12 U.S.
colleges, including the University.
For more information, contact GM
Powertrain Group, Warren Engineer-
ing Center, M/C 269-06, 30003 Van
Dyke Ave., Warren, MI 48090-9060.
Inquiries and resumes are also accepted
through posting on the World Wide
Web at http://www.monster.com.
Health Physics
awards available to
Faculty members with research in-
terests in health physics-related techni-
cal areas may apply forthe U.S. Depart-
ment of Energy's 1996 Health Physics
Faculty Research Award Program.
The program recognizes and supports
the efforts of outstanding faculty mem-
bers whose creative research in areas
related to radiation protection is sup-
portive of the DOE's mission and has
contributed to health physics education.
Program goals are to enhance the
quality and status ofhealth physics pro-
grams at academic institutions; encour-
age new and innovative ideas for health
physics-related research; provide new
opportunities for students interested in
pursuing careers in health physics, and
strengthen ties between academic insti-
tutions and DOE facilities.
Awards will be up to $50,000.
Awardees are eligible for two addi-
tional renewals, foratotal ofthreeyears.
Program participants retain their full-
time faculty appointments and must

conduct their research at their home
institutions. The application deadline is
Feb. 28, 1996. For more information,
contact Leila Gosslee, Health Physics
Faculty Research Award Program, Sci-
ence/Engineering Education Division,
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and
Education, 1009 Commerce Park, Suite
300, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 37831-0117.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Cathy Boguslaski

Weather cancels 'Mike and Maty' campus tapings

By Stu Barlow
Daily Staff Reporter
The unpredictable Michigan weather seems to
have forced producers of a nationally syndi-
cated TV talk show to cut plans for a trip to
"The Mike and Maty Show" is on a college tour
- including tapings at Arizona State and the Air
Force Academy - but had to cancel a visit here
and to the University of Miami.
"They wanted colorful leaves and panoramic
shots of campus and a Michigan fall," said Joanne

Nesbit, information officer at News and Informa-
tion Services. "They put it on postponement be-
cause we couldn't guarantee nice weather and
they didn't want to do the show inside."
The cancellation came from the program, not
the University.
"We work with TV shows all the time and
more often than not things fall through," said
NIS Director Julie Peterson. "This isn't unusual
at all."
Nesbit said William Krumm, vice president
for business operations, had approved the

program's request to broadcast from Ingalls Mall.
However, the show had concerns about potential
rain or other inclement weather and refused to
use the Michigan Union Ballroom, the proposed
rain site.
Krumm is on vacation and was unavailable for
The option of them coming to campus at another
time is in limbo. "Everything was left rather vague
with nothing definite," Peterson said.
Nesbit said discussion centered around next

"They left the possibility open of coming next
spring when the weather is more manageable,"
she said.
The show's guests were intended to be all affili-
ated with the University. Emeritus Prof. Sylvia
Hacker - whom Nesbit calls "U-M's answer to
Df. Ruth"- was scheduled to discuss the way sex.
education is taught in schools. Other guests were to
include Vicki Paulissen, who teaches a first-year
seminar, "Consumer Chemistry," and Eric
Frederickson's theater students were to perform a
Shakespearean work.

extends to
By Jeff Lawson
Daily Staff Reporter
Anyone who can't wait to graduate
can get a preview of joining the largest
group of living alumni and some of the
perks that go with it.
Beginning this year, more than just
alumni canjoin the University's Alumni
The Alumni Association recently in-
troduced a student membership pro-
gram open to all undergraduate and
graduate students. The introduction of
the program coincides with the Alumni
Association's new mission statement,
which emphasizes nurturing "lifelong
relationships with and among current
and future Michigan alumni."
"That future Michigan alumni word
is key because students are future
alumni," said Maria Simonte, director
of marketing and membership. "We
thought it would be great to start a
student chapter for students to have a
chance to become familiar with the
association before they graduate."
Since its kickoff at Maize Craze dur-
ing Welcome Week in September, al-
most 400 students havejoined, Simonte
said. The $10 annual membership in-
cludes various programs throughout the
year, coupons from several local retail-
ers and an "M Go Blue" T-shirt.
The program's first event took place
Labor Day weekend. Members attended
a kickoff picnic, then went to Hill Au-
ditorium to watch the Michigan-Illi-
nois away football game.
Student members were also encour-
aged to wear their "M Go Blue" T-shirts
to the Sept. 29 Michigan-Northwestern
game where those spotted wearing the
shirts won prizes. Future events include
a November employment seminar,
AluMnet career counseling programs
and free meals at the Alumni Center
during both December and April finals.
Members are also entered in the
association's "U-M bowl game" draw-
ing. The drawing, which is limited to
student members, will give away a trip
for two to whichever bowl game Michi-
gan plays, including airfare, hotel and
game tickets."This is just for the stu-
dent members, so they have a great
chance to win this," Simonte said. "This
is the biggest event that's coming up."
The student membership program has
been in the works for more than a year.
"The whole association staffhas been
working on the project," Simonte said.
"Includingthe Student Alumni Council
- they've had a big role in its develop-
The Student Alumni Council - the
Alumni Association's student organi-
zation - coordinates several annual
events, such as Parents Weekend, the
tuition raffle and campus walking tours.
"We been called in an advisory ca-
pacity," said Charles Bicknell, SAC
president. "We've had a casual rela-
tionship in the development of the mem-
bership program."

M . Butterfly d ector--t od w rs o

® Many think play tries
to dispel stereotypes
By Katie Wang
Daily Staff Reporter
With the production M. Butterfly
coming to campus in two weeks, the
show's director and choreographer are
holding a workshop tonight focusing
on Peking opera, considered the tradi-
tional form of performance art in China.
Originally written by David Henry
Hwang, M. Butterfly is set against the
backdrop of the Vietnam War and
China's Cultural Revolution. Although
the play tells the story of a French
diplomat who falls in love with a Pe-
king opera diva, the play has been
interpreted by many as Hwang's at-
tempt to dispel stereotypes about Asian
"I am interested in seeing how they
can convey the message that Hwang
wanted to convey," said American cul-
ture Prof. Steve Sumida.
In an interview yesterday, Director
Simon Ha indicated that the play was
not merely a love story, instead he
wanted the audience to "witness the
process of destruction of stereotypes
about Asian Americans."
"I wish to bring out the underlying
theme of perception," Ha said. "How
people in the West perceive people in
the East is a cultural prism. What ap-
pears is not actually true. All cultural
myths about being Asians, especially
women being subservient and submis-


sive, are not true."
Assistant Director and Choreogra-
pher Man Wong will join Ha at the
The Ann Arbor Civic Theatre, in
conjunction with Minority Student
Services, will bring M. Butterfly to
campus Nov. 1-4 at the Mendelssohn

Say cheese
!SA senior Ked Sugel has her portrait taken at the Student Publications Building.
Only two weeks remain for seniors to have their yearbook pictures taken.
LSA-SG asks professorsto
cancel exams on holidays

"Residence Halls Board of Gov-
ernors voted to build the new dorm
for women students and return East
Quad's Tyler and Prescott houses to
the men.
"The new dorm will be located
behind the School of Public Health
building on whatistermedthe Wash-
ington Heights Site.
"As completed the new dorm will
be block shaped and probably five
stories high."

By Erin Frances
For the Daily
Each year, some students first enter
their classes only to find that an exam
conflicts with a religious holiday; for
example the Jewish holy days of Rosh
Hashanah or Yom Kippur.
In response, LSA Student Govern-
ment recently passed a resolution ask-
ing University professors to make a
special effort to reschedule exams that
coincide with religious holidays. In-
stead of having to chose between their
religious commitment and their aca-
demic one, the LSA-SG proposal would
avoid this decision-making process.
LSA-SG is not alone in working on
this issue. The Office of the Provost
issued a memo at the start of the term
encouraging faculty members to ac-
commodate those students who have a
conflict due to a holiday.
These problems arise because some
professors are unaware of the holidays
when they set exam dates. Also, the
Office of the Registrar assigns exam
dates for some popular classes. LSA-SG
is trying to work with the registrar to
avoid these conflicts in the future.
LSA-SG External Affairs Officer
Barry Rosenberg said many first-year
students and sophomores do not realize
the procedures they can take to resched-
ule an exam. He said the first step is to
talk with the professor. If the professor is
unwilling to cooperate,the student should
go to the department chair and then to

LSA Dean Eddie Goldenberg.
Rosenberg said the new resolution
will increase student awareness of op-
tions available.
"This important resolution is testa-
ment to the University of Michigan's
continuing efforts to become more re-
spectful and aware of the diverse array
of religions and cultures that make up
our student body," he said.
Statistics 402 had an exam on Yom
Kippur - Wednesday, Oct. 4. Prof.
Brenda Gunderson said that once she
got the provost's memo, she announced
three alternate exam times for Oct. 3.
"These three times accommodated
about 85 percent to 90 percent of the
students. We made special arrangements
for those couldn't make these alternate
exams," Gunderson said.
LSA sophomore Nancy Roth said the
exam date should have been switched
for all students, not just those with
religious conflicts.
"It wasn't very respectful to the Jew-
ish students on this campus. People had
to miss other classes to take the exam,
and students who took the exam on
Wednesday had an unfair advantage of
an extra day to study," she said.

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Te Deum Concert featuring the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
at University Of Michigan Sunday, November 5

65.94 6CD

Q AISEC Michigan, International
Student Happy Hour, 662-1690,
Ann Arbor Brewing Company, 9
Q Archery Club, 930-0189, Sports
Coliseum, Hill Street, 7-9 p.m.
Q Campus Crusade for Christ, Real
Life, 930-9269, Dental Build-
ing, Kellogg Auditorium, 7-8:15
Q Japan Student Association, third
general mass meeting, 663-
3047, Modern Languages Build-
ing, Room B116, 8 p.m.
Q Muslim Students Association,
meeting and halaqa, 665-6416,
Michigan League, Henderson
Room, 7 p.m.

ness School, Michigan Room,
4:30-6 p.m.
U "information Meeting About Study-
ing Abroad in Shiga,
Japan," sponsored by Office of
International Programs, Modern
Languages Building, Room 137,
5-6 p.m.
U "Lecture by Melvin Hoch-
ster," sponsored by Math Club,
Mason Hall, Room 3415, 4 p.m.
U "Madras Jazz Cafe," sponsored by
Friendsof India, Not Another Cafe,
South University Ave., 7 p.m.
U "Making War and Peace in the
Balkans: The Role of Media:
'Hate Thy Neighbor: How Pro-
paganda Fueled the War in
Bosnia,'" sponsored by Michi-

Q "Tradition and the Avant-Garde
in 1960s Japanese Cine-
ma," noon lecture series, spon-
sored by Center for Japanese
Studies, Lane Hall Commons
Room, 12 noon
Q Campus information Centers, Michi-
gan Union and North Campus Com-
mons, 763-INFO, info@umich.edu,
UMeEvents on GOpherBLUE, and
http://www.umich.edu/-info on
the World Wide Web
Q English Composition Board Peer
Tutoring, Mason Hall, Room 444C,
7-11 p.m.
Q North Campus Information Center,
North CamnuCommons. 763-NCIC

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