Women’s advocate to discuss stem cell research

The founder and executive director of the Boston Women’s
Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian, will speak about the
repercussions that stem cell research has for women’s health
today from 4 to 5 p.m. in room 2239 of Lane Hall. The collective is
a nonprofit, public interest, women’s health education,
advocacy and consulting organization.

Tribal court judge to address child welfare issues

Chief Judge Joseph Martin of the Saginaw Chippewa tribal court
will speak about the Indian Child Welfare Act today in Hutchins
Hall from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Martin will also explain the
typical day of a tribal court judge. This event is part of Native
American Heritage Month.

Poet will read her work at the Drum

Carmen Bugan, author of “Crossing the Carpathians,”
will be reading from her new book of poetry today at 7:30 p.m. in
Shaman Drum Bookstore. Bugan has won a Hopwood Award and a Cowden
Memorial Fellowship at the University for her poetry.

CEO brings advice for entertainment careers

Happy Walters, founder and chief financial officer of Immortal
Records, will speak tomorrow from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Davidson
Hall, Room D1276 in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Walters
will speak about how to start a career in the entertainment
industry.

 

Crime Notes

Bicycle stolen from Frieze Building

A caller reported his bicycle was stolen from the Frieze
Building Tuesday evening, DPS reports. The bicycle was locked to a
bike rack.

Jacket stolen from NCRB

A student reported that her jacket was stolen from the North
Campus Recreation Building Tuesday night, DPS reports. The jacket
was left unattended in the women’s locker room. There are no
suspects.

Cash taken from hospital

Caller reported that money was taken from a wallet in the C.S.
Mott Children’s Hospital Tuesday morning, DPS reports.

 

This Day in Daily history

Contraception serves as ‘morning after pill’ at
UHS

November 12, 1992 —A drug prescribed by the University
Hospital to students as a “morning after pill” was not
approved for that use by the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration.

The drug, Ovral, was approved by the FDA only as a
contraception, but UHS prescribed it in high dozes to act as
emergency contraception.

UHS officials said despite the fact that the drug was not
officially approved, it does not preclude them from prescribing it
for such purposes.

While some questioned whether the University should be
prescribing the drug, Carol King, the executive director of
Michigan Abortion Rights Action League, said it was a good
step.

“Once Bill Clinton is in office we will see more research
for contraceptive devices for women and men.”

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