Festival celebrates 150th birthday of Engineering

The North Campus Day Festival will celebrate the College of
Engineering’s 150th birthday tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the
North Campus Diag. The event will feature music, games and a
birthday cake. There will also be an Art Walk and student
organization information fair.

Memory of Sept. 11 victims will be honored at vigil

A vigil will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. on the Central Campus
Diag to remember the victims of Sept. 11. Monique Perry, vice
president of the Michigan Student Assembly, will give the
introduction and Ann Arbor Police Chief Daniel Oates will speak.
Religious leaders from many faiths will light candles in memory of
the 27 University faculty who died in the terrorist attacks.

Student speakers wanted for Winter Commencement

Students graduating during the Summer 2003 Term or Fall 2003
Term who are interested in submitting an entry for Winter
Commencement Speaker should get started now. Interested students
should submit a resume, typed copy of their speech and audio
recording of them giving their speech. Entries should be directed
to the Office of the Vice President for Communications, 2040
Fleming Administration Building, Campus Zip 1340, Attention:
Student Speaker Entries. Submissions should be received no later
than 5 p.m., October 16. Students needing more information should
contact Julie Ashley at ashleyj@umich.edu.

Economist writer to speak on China Olympics

James Miles will give a speech titled “The Beijing Olympics and
the New China” Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in the Wallace House Gardens
on Oxford Road. Miles serves as the China correspondent for the
Economist and used his Knight-Wallace fellowship to study China’s
economic development. The lecture will be followed by a reception
hosted by President Mary Sue Coleman and Rackham Graduate School
Dean Earl Lewis.

Csar’s rise will be featured in film

The Museum of Art presents the second part of “Russia: Land of
the Tsars” tomorrow at 12:10 p.m. in the Museum of Art. The film
focuses on the Romanov family, specifically following Peter the
Great as he takes power from his sister and starts the
modernization process of Russia.

A view of Kuwaiti life after Gulf War

A documentary on Kuwait after the Gulf War will show today at
noon in the Rackham Building room 520. The documentary, titled
“Lessons of Darkness,” was created by Werner Herzog and is shown
courtesy of the Institute for Humanities.

Country music is the best medicine

Gifts of the Arts will sponsor the Country R. Way, a traditional
country music band on Thursday at 12:10 p.m. in the main lobby of
the University Hospital. The concert features Wanda Bruening, a
Michigan Steel Players Hall of Fame member.

Go swing dancing in Union Ballroom

There will be a swing dance from 9:30 p.m. to midnight tomorrow
in the Union Ballroom. The dance will be preceded by lessons which
start at 7:30 p.m. The entrance fee is $3 at the door.

Judge to speak on human rights and international law

Judge Bruno Simma will give a speech titled “The Impact of Human
Rights on the Development of International Law,” today at 2:30 p.m.
in the School of Social Work Room 1636. The talk is sponsored by
the International Institute and Law School.

Russian lecture focus on French design influences

The Center for Russian and East European Studies is sponsoring a
talk by Tatiana Lekhovich titled “French Textiles in Russia:
Western Influences on the Russian Taste in Interior Decoration,
1750-1800.” The talk will be tomorrow at noon in the School of
Social Work Building room 1636.

– Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter Emily Kraack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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