‘U’ orchestra to perform at Michigan Theatre

The University Symphony Orchestra will be giving a free performance at the Michigan Theatre today at 8 p.m. The program will include Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 and Glazunov’s alto saxophone concerto with concerto competition winner Robert White-Davis, a Music School junior.

Effects of Chinese labor reform to be discussed

To explain how aggressive economic restructuring of state-owned enterprises since 1997 has affected different types of Chinese urban workers, economics Prof. Albert Park and Business School Graduate Student Instructor Fang Cai will be lecturing today in the School of Social Work Building at noon. Sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies, the lecture will address the evidence of a recent survey to compare restructuring effects on workers.

Prof will address perceptions of ancient Egypt

David O’Connor, an Ancient Egyptian art and archaeology professor at New York University, will be giving a lecture titled, “Men Who Give Birth: Ancient Egyptian Perceptions of Libyan Identity,” at Angell Hall Auditorium C today at 5:30 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the Kelsey Museum, the Institute for the Humanities, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.

LSA concentration fair held in Union

An LSA Concentration Fair will be held in the Michigan Union Ballroom tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students can talk with representatives and student concentrators from LSA academic departments and programs. LSA general advisors will also be available to talk about a range of academic issues and questions.

Prof to explore Israeli-Palestinian relations

Tel Aviv University Prof. Zeev Moaz will give a lecture titled “Missed Opportunities in Israeli-Palestinian Relations: Can We Avoid Repeating Past Mistakes in the Future?” in Angell Hall Auditorium A tomorrow at 4 p.m. Moaz is the author of “Domestic Sources of Global Change” and the coeditor of “War in a Changing World.”

Historian shares experiences with culture wars

Jonathan Zimmerman, a guest lecturer from New York University, will give a lecture titled “Second Thoughts: One Historian’s Encounter with the Culture Wars” in the School of Education Building tomorrow at 4 p.m.

Fiction writer to give reading from debut novel

Novelist and alum Kathryn Larrabee, a previous winner of the distinguished Hopwood Award for creative writing, will be reading from her debut novel, “An Everyday Savior: A Novel,” at Shaman Drum Bookstore on Thursday at 8 p.m.

Conference to address issues of modern women

A day-long conference will feature presentations and panel discussions regarding a number of women’s issues, including the impact of welfare reform, women and war, Title IX and violence against women, will be held in the Michigan League ballroom Thursday from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. The conference is co-sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, Women’s Studies and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

History, theory of images in art to be discussed

James Elkins, a visiting lecturer from the Art Institute of Chicago, will give a presentation on the history and theory of images in art, science and nature in the Art and Architecture Building Auditorium on Thursday at 5 p.m. The lecture is sponsored by the School of Art and Design.

– Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter Carmen Johnson.

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