Asian Pacific Islander American minor launches

To kick off the Asian Pacific American heritage month and launch
the Asian Pacific Islander American studies minor, Prof. Frank Wu
will be speaking at Haven Hall Reception Room today at 7 p.m. with
a reception following his speech.

Proceeds for one of Wu’s books, “Yellow,” will benefit APIA
Studies. This year’s theme is “shattering the image, redefining
identity.”

Role of history in Rushdie’s novels to be explored

Visiting history Prof. from Varanesi University, India, Nita
Kumar will be giving a lecture and discussion titled, “The History
of India according to Salman Rushdie,” in the Osterman Common Room
at Rackham Graduate School today at noon. Kumar will discuss
Rushdie’s telling of history in his novel “Midnight’s
Children.”

Health, ethics, war addressed in series of forums

As part of the War, Health and Ethics forum series sponsored by
the School of Nursing and Military Officer Education Program, the
role and missions of health history, public health and legality
will be discussed in the School of Dentistry today at 5:45 p.m.

Anti-war lectures to be held during student strike

Along with other schools nationwide, Anti War Action! is
organizing a one-day student strike to raise awareness about the
war and the international situation tomorrow.

Various events on campus include a lecture titled, “Iraq,
Weapons of Mass Destruction, and the Rush to Preemptive War,” in
1640 Chemistry Building at 1 p.m. and the showing of a documentary
on the effect of sanctions on the Iraqi people in 1008 Frieze
Building at 3 p.m.

Consequences of war for women to be discussed

As part of the Women in the Aftermath of War series, Profs. Nita
Luci, Lucia Suarez and Andrea Smith will be discussing the
consequences of war for women around the globe in the Center for
the Education of Women Conference room at 3 p.m. Issues such as
sexual violence during the war in Kosovo and politically-motivated
rape during and after the 1991 Haitian coup exemplify some of the
issues to be discussed.

Dinner to illustrate disproportion of wealth
worldwide

The South Asian sorority Delta Theta Psi is presenting
“Uncovered,” a hunger dinner to educate students about the
disproportion of wealth, in the Wedge Room of West Quad on Thursday
at 7 p.m. The event includes a keynote speech by a University
doctoral candidate Najeeb Jan and performances by The Sopranos,
members of Saadhanai, 786 and male chanteurs. The proceeds from the
$5 tickets will be donated to Manav Sadhna, a charity improving
educational facilities in South Asia.

Seminar explores depression on college campuses

The first national conference on depression in college students
to explore current knowledge on depression will be held in the
Michigan League Thursday all day. Related disorders in
undergraduate and graduate students, and the best approaches for
prevention, detection and treatment will be discussed. The
conference is sponsored by the Depression Center and Rackham
Graduate School.

Issues affecting futures of urban youth presented

A presentation by students and community elders as part of “The
Lives of Urban Children and Youth Initiative” will focus on the
major issues affecting the life prospects of children and youth
living in urban settings in Schorling Auditorium today at 6 p.m. An
interactive workshop will follow the presentations. The event is
sponsored by the School of Education.

– Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter

Carmen Johnson.

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