Campus Notes

Published December 9, 2003

Last installment of ‘Lord of the Rings’ series to
be shown

“The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
begins playing in Ann Arbor Dec. 17. The much-anticipated third
movie in the trilogy, filmed in the New Zealand, is based on J.R.R.
Tolkien’s series of novels. Tolkien was professor of
Anglo-Saxon studies at the University of Oxford in England, and he
is known also for his literary series “The Hobbit.” The
film will show at Michigan Theater at 603 E. Liberty St. The first
showing will be at 12:01 a.m. Tickets are $6.25 for students, $8 in
general.

Prof discusses women scientists

Sociology Prof. Yu Xie will speak about a new book he
co-authored, titled “Women in Science: Career Processes and
Outcomes.” Xie will focus on social stratifaction, demography
and statistical methods. Sponsored by the UM ADVANCE Project, the
Department of Sociology and the Institute for Social Research, the
event is 4 p.m. tomorrow in the Alumni Center Founders Room.

Indian paintings, sculptures to be exhibited

The art museum will present 80 paintings and sculptures that
exemplify Indian art from different regions of the subcontinent.
Sponsored by the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the exhibit
is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday in the museum’s
Alumni Memorial Hall.

Influence of play ‘A Doll’s House’ will be
discussed

Kate Mendeloff, director of production of the Residential
College drama concentration, will moderate a discussion about the
impact of Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House”
on its original audience and its relevance to modern day gender
issues. Panelists include English Prof. Kirsten Fogh; Residential
College Production Dramaturge Leonora Ivanitsky, English Prof.
Martha Vicinus and German studies and comparative literature Prof.
Silke-Maria Weineck. The discussion is sponsored by the Institute
for Research on Women and Gender and will be held from 1 to 3 p.m.
Thursday in 126 Tyler East Quad. The Residential College drama
concentration will present a production of “A Doll’s
House” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on
Saturday and Sunday in the Residential College Auditorium.

Three-dimensional artwork displays many media

Undergraduates in the School of Art and Design will exhibit
three-dimensional work in a variety of media. Sponsored by Art and
Design, the exhibit is open at 11 a.m. every day until Dec. 21,
except on Monday, at 306 S. State St.

Job-seeking int’l students may find info at
meeting

An information session titled “Practical Training”
will explain how international students can receive permission to
work up to a year in the United States. Students planning to apply
for Optional Practical Training work authorization must attend the
session. Sponsored by the International Center, the event begins at
3 p.m. tomorrow in room 9 of the International Center.

Musician lectures on understanding Arab music

Arab musician and teacher Simon Shaheen will lead a lecture on
the basic understanding of Arab music. The event is sponsored by
the University Musical Society and is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
tomorrow in the Hussey Room of the Michigan League.

Mozart symphony to be played at Power Center

The University Symphony Orchestra and the University
Philharmonia Orchestra will play Mozart’s 35th symphony
tomorrow at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. Music Profs.
Kenneth Kiesler and Jonathan Shames will conduct the symphony.
Shames is also a distinguished pianist who formed the chamber-music
group The Boston Players. Kiesler has won various teaching awards,
and former students of his have gone on to lead distinguished
careers in music. The concert, sponsored by the School of Music,
will begin at 8 p.m.

 

—Compiled by Daily Staff Reporters Adhiraj Dutt and
Ryan Vlcko.