‘Merchant of Venice’ screening

The most recent screen release of Shakespeare’s comic drama “The Merchant of Venice,” starring Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes and Al Pacino, will be shown tonight from 7:15 to 10:30 p.m. at the Michigan Theater.

The Merchant of Venice, one of the playwright’s most acclaimed and reproduced works, addresses a range of social issues.

University professor and Shakespearean scholar Ralph Williams will conduct a lecture following the film. Admission is $6.75 for students, children and seniors and $8.50 for adults.

Students to vie for spots on national poetry team

The University of Michigan Museum of Art hosts the annual Slam Team contest tonight at 8:30 p.m. at Alumni Memorial Hall. Student poets will compete to win a place in one of the four available spots on the University’s nationally recognized performance poetry team. The performance will be headlined by Jamie Kennedy, a three-time National Grand Slam Champion and host of the vaudeville series Tourettes Without Regrets.

The event is sponsored by the University of Michigan Credit Union, Rackham Student Government and University Unions Arts and Programs. Admission is free.

Workshop to teach intricacies of Adobe Photoshop

There will be a hands-on workshop today for Photoshop Intermediate, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Faculty Exploratory Room in the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.

The workshop will look at tools to fine-tune selections, alter color ranges and different ways to combine images together. The workshop will talk about a few quick adjustments that can be applied to make images clearer and better looking.

Crime Notes

Lost and found items lost, not found

A caller reported to the Department of Public Safety Tuesday that numerous unknown items have been stolen from the Hutchin’s Hall lost and found.

Subject falls in Botanical Gardens

A subject fell in the Matthaei Botanical Gardens Tuesday morning, bumping her head and nose. The subject refused transportation by Huron Valley Ambulances and was taken to the hospital by a friend.

Discriminatory language found on residence hall

A caller reported to DPS Tuesday that someone wrote the word Fag in blue on a wall outside of Mary Markley Residence Hall. There was no report filed.

This Day in Daily History

Art students hold protest in light of budget cuts

March 10, 1983 — Frustrated over the proposed budget cuts the University’s School of Art and Design is facing, 300 art school students staged a silent rally in protest yesterday.

Marching from the Diag to Regents Plaza, the students wore signs labeled “art” across their chests.

“The silence is a symbolic gesture of not being around anymore if they cut us,” said Art sophomore Frank Young.





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