Presentation on ancient erotic magic

What: A lecture titled “Mouths, Doors, Vaginas, and Other Dangerous Places in Mesopotamian Erotic Magic”
Who: Near Eastern Studies graduate student Patrick Morgan
When: Today from 11 a.m. to noon
Where: G333 Mason Hall

Free showing of antiwar film

What: A showing of Eugene Jareck’s documentary “Why We Fight,” about the history of the American military-industrial complex
Who: Anti-war Action
When: Today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Michigan Room, Michigan Union

Fundraiser for Iraqi children

What: A charity event with music by DJ Sammy, authentic Iraqi food and a fashion show. All profits will go to helping children affected by the Iraq War.
Who: Iraqi Student Association, Chaldean-American Student Association
When: Today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center

Three things you should know today

1 On this day in 1955, black civil-rights activist Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus. Her act of civil disobedience led to a 381-day boycott of the bus system in Montgomery, Ala.

2According to Baton Rouge television station WAFB, LSU is headed to the Rose Bowl. They would play either Michigan or USC, depending on the outcome of USC’s game on Saturday. >>For more, see Our Sports Blog, “The Game”

3 Starting this week, the World Chess Federation is testing professional chess players for performance- enhancing drugs after each match.

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