University profs lecture on recent tsunami disaster

Tomorrow at 7 p.m. in room 1800 of the Chemistry Building, the Geology Department will hold a symposium discussing the tsunami disaster that impacted South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Africa.

Guest lecturers will include Geology Prof. Larry Ruff, who will speak on tsunamis and earthquakes, and Anthropology Prof. Daniel Birchok, who will speak on Southeast Asian culture and history. School of Public Health Prof. Gregory Button will speak on natural disasters and relief efforts.

A discussion session will follow the lectures.

Coach’s Corner program highlights ‘U’ gymnastics

Today’s Coach’s Corner program will highlight Bev Plocki, coach of the University’s Women’s Gymnastics Team.

Students can spend their lunch breaks listening to Plocki share her coaching experiences from noon to 1 p.m. in the Henderson Room of the Michigan League. There will also be an opportunity to interact with the coach during a Q & A session.

Career Center to hold internship fair for students

The Internship Fair, today from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Michigan Union, offers students an opportunity to connect with numerous organizations and employers. Registration is free and will take place at the event.

For more information on the fair, go to the Career Center website at cpp.umich.edu.

Grad student to make music from various appliances

School of Music graduate student Jeff Myers will present a day-long sonic event consisting of nothing more than the amplification of electrically powered machines in the Duderstadt Center’s Media Union.

 

Crime Notes

Juvenile inmate briefly on the lam

A subject escaped on Monday from the Arbor Heights Center, a state-run juvenile facility, according to Department of Public Safety reports. The individual later returned.

Student’s birthday celebration comes to painful end

A University student reported that he was hit by a car Saturday morning at 2:30 a.m. as he walked home from celebrating his 21st birthday. The student said he spent the night in University Hospital, but had no serious injuries.

 

This Day In Daily History

Hockey players plead no contest to assault charges

Jan. 18, 1989 — Four members of the men’s varsity hockey team were arraigned in court after charges were filled that they harassed two women on campus earlier that month.

The four men chased the women in a truck, where the men yelled sexually abusive threats as they followed the women from N. University Avenue to the Diag, police said.

The four men pleaded no contest to the charge, which is treated the same as a guilty plea, although the defendant does not admit guilt.

Ann Arbor Police Det. Mark Parin said the four hockey players would likely be sentenced to six months of probation, during which they could also serve 50 hours of community service.

 

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