Lecture looks at Greek medicine

Maria Mouvradi, recently awarded a Genius Fellowship by the MacArthur Foundation, will present a free lecture on ancient Greek medicine from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Vandenberg Room of the Michigan League. She is the author of the book “A Byzantine Book on Dream Interpretation: The Oneirocriticon of Achmet and its Arabic Sources,” published in 2002.

‘U’ chef holds culinary workshop for students

Students can learn how to cook roast chicken, mashed potatoes and roast vegetables from Chef Pat of the University Unions Food Service at the Hearty Fall Menu Cooking Workshop from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight. Interested individuals should meet at the U-Club entrance in the Michigan Union. The cost to attend the workshop is $15.


Lecture focuses on differences between sects

A lecture will highlight the differences between the Eastern Orthodox Church and Roman Catholicism, along with the ways the differences are reflected in modern Europe, from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight in the Kuenzel Room of the Michigan Union. The Orthodox Christian Fellowship, in association with the Hellenic Student Association and the Modern Greek Program, is sponsoring the lecture.



Crime Notes

Two cell phones allegedly stolen at Sigma Nu fraternity

A student reported that her cell phone was stolen on Friday night at the Sigma Nu fraternity on 700 Oxford Rd. She also stated that her friend’s cell phone was stolen at the fraternity house. The Department of Public Safety has turned over the report to the Ann Arbor Police Department.

Caller hit in head and elbow by driver

While driving inside the Thayer parking lot, a caller reported that she was cut off and hit by another vehicle at about 7 p.m. Saturday.

According to DPS, the caller approached the suspect’s vehicle and put her head inside to notify the driver about the rules in the parking structure. The suspect then accelerated so that the window frame struck the subject’s head. The caller also reported that her elbow was hit by the car.

Intoxicated student refuses to get off bus

A North Campus bus driver called DPS yesterday at 2 a.m. when an intoxicated student refused to leave the bus. DPS instructed the driver to wait at the Vera Baits II Ziwet House stop for further assistance. When the officer arrived, the student was transported to the University Hospital.


This Day in Daily History

State rep empties Union Ballroom

Oct. 3, 1980 – State Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) was scheduled to appear in the Michigan Union Ballroom yesterday to discuss student issues, but when he arrived, he found no students, only empty chairs.

Bullard offered several possible reasons for the poor attendance.

“Interest in and concern about politics is lower now than in times past,” he said. “And this country’s structural scheme of representation is flawed. It’s fragmented, so that whether or not you elect one person to the state Legislature doesn’t seem to have an effect on public policy outcomes.”

Union Programming Director Dawn Tyson offered another set of explanations.

“Perhaps the publicity isn’t relayed well to the individual student,” she said, “We give facts – date, time and place – but not why one should attend.”

She added that flyers were distributed and posters were placed around campus and that notices were sent to political science teaching assistants.

Viewpoint Lectures, the same group that scheduled political pundits Jack Kilpatrick and Shana Alexander, sponsored the lecture. Bullard was set to speak at 8 p.m. and had prepared a slide presentation on the proposed state tax reform bill, of which he is a cosponsor.

One person, first-year Law student Carl Valenstein, walked in at 8:05 p.m. but by then, the lecture had already been cancelled.


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