Tickets available for Ludacris concert tonight

Hip-hop star Ludacris will perform with a heretofore unannounced special guest at 8 p.m. tonight at Hill Auditorium. Tickets are still available at the door for $30. No cameras or bags will be allowed. The event is sponsored by the Michigan Student Assembly, University Activities Center and Hillel.

Doctor to speak on women’s health issues

Timothy Johnson, an expert in women’s health, will be speaking about women’s health research at the University and the impact of the Michigan Initiative for Women’s Health on recent research at 12 p.m. in the Michigan room of the Michigan League

Poetry slam to be held at Union

There will be a Poetry Slam at 8 p.m. at the Michigan Union. Poets who wish to read their work should come at 8, those who wish to watch should come at 8:30. The cost is $3.


Crime Notes

Escapee from juvenile facility still at large

Staffers of the Arbor Heights Center juvenile detention facility on Washington Heights Drive reported a male juvenile escapee, according to the Department of Public Safety. The escapee, who walked out the back door of the minimum-security facility, is still at large.

Angell Hall sign damaged accidentally

The sign on the west side of Angell Hall was damaged sometime in August, DPS reported. The damage was accidental and, as such, there are no suspects.

Police bust subjects drinking, smoking pot in car

Three nonstudent subjects in a car were given open alcohol tickets, and one was arrested for possession of marijuana in a parking lot on Broadway Street, DPS reported.


This Day in Daily History

‘U’ opens research center in Japan after World War II

Nov. 3, 1950 – The Center for Japanese Studies announced today that a research branch will soon be established in Okayama, Japan. Four graduate students and two professors plan to move into a Japanese house in January in order to study the social structure of several villages and one city on the island of Honshu. The team will be studying the effects of industrial civilization on the island community in the hopes of expanding the Western world’s knowledge base about Japanese culture. Although they will be immersing themselves in the culture, all food, automobiles, furnaces and supplies will be delivered from the United States. In fact, Gen. Douglas MacArthur approved the program only on the condition that the University unit provides all of its own food and necessities.

After World War II, University students and professors began to realize the importance of having a knowledge base about Eastern cultures, so they started planning for this “area study program,” as it is called. This program is the first to be set up by any school in which the researchers will actually live in the place they are studying and comes only three years after the Center for Japanese Studies was established. Now the center is 30 students strong and also hopes the overseas program will aid them in their purpose of training specialists in Japanese culture, publishing research on Japan, and increasing the size of the Japanese library at the University.



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