New club for black educators to meet for first time

The recently formed club Black Educators of Tomorrow will hold their first informational meeting today from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Whitney Room of the School of Education. The club’s focus is to sustain a black presence in University education. It will also provide support for blacks pursuing admittance to the school and those who are interested in the future of education.

Researcher to speak about Great Lakes’ currents

David Schwab of the Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will discuss the progress of research on the subject of Great Lakes’ currents has gone since the drifting bottles of Mike Harrington in 1894. The event is today at 2:15 p.m. in the Detroit Observatory Library and Schwab will present background on Harrington’s work and discuss modern measurement techniques. Seating is limited to 40 people.

Prof to lecture on spinal cord injuries

Ronald Triolo, an assistant professor of orthopedics and biomechanical engineering at Case Western Reserve University, will give a lecture titled Functional Electrical Stimulation For Standing in Spinal Cord Injury. The talk will take place today from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in room F2305 in the Maternal Child Health Center.

 

CRIME NOTES

Walker spars with driver after car accident

A pedestrian reported to the Department of Public Safety that he was assaulted after a traffic altercation with a driver on Saturday afternoon on East Medical Center Drive.

Computer swiped from grad library

A caller reported to DPS that his laptop computer was stolen from the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library on Friday. There are no suspects.

Trespasser taken to hospital

Police picked up a non-University affiliate loitering in the billiards and games room of the Michigan Union Sunday night. Later, the nonaffiliate went to the University Hospital. After being treated, the person refused to leave. Police arrested the individual for disorderly conduct and trespassing.

 

THIS DAY IN DAILY HISTORY

Heart transplant patient receives mechanical heart

Dec. 7, 1984 — A six-month-old heart transplant patient was kept alive by a mechanical heart and lung for three days after her surgery at the University Hospital. Laura was the first patient to successfully have a transplanted heart that is also supported by a mechanical heart, said the inventor of the device and medical school Prof. Robert Bartlett.

“This is historic because it demonstrates that we now have back-up for a transplanted heart during difficult periods, much the way dialysis is sometimes used to support kidney patients,” Bartlett wrote in a statement.

Doctors put Laura on the mechanical heart and lung after her heart surgery because her new heart was having difficulty pumping blood through her lungs.

 

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