Students rally in support of V-day

Information about Valentines Day will be presented today at noon
on the Diag, at the V-Day rally. The rally will consist of
activities such as poetry, music and dancing. All proceeds will go
to SAFE House as well as other international charities.

SAFE House is also receiving funds from showings of the Vagina
monologues, a series of narratives about women’s sexuality,
will take place at the Power Center in two shows Sunday, one at 2
p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets will be $10 each for students and $15 for community
members. Proceeds will go to SAFE House.

History journal to hold meeting in Tisch Hall

History students interested in writing for the Michigan Journal
of History should meet at 7 p.m. at 1024 Tisch Hall Sunday. This
journal is aimed at publishing history papers of University
undergraduates. Because the meeting will be held after hours, the
building is only accessible through the Diag entrance of Haven
Hall.

Pierpont Commons brings Mardi Gras to North Campus

The famous New Orleans celebration of Mardi Gras will go north
Sunday to Pierpont Commons from noon to 3 p.m.

The celebration will include costume making, storytelling,
Zydeco music, dancing and Mardi Gras crafts. A parade, with people
in costume will circle the Commons. The unusual celebration is
being sponsored by the Pierpont Commons Arts and Programs.

The concert will be performed by the tuba and euphonium ensemble
at 3 p.m. near the School of Music at Britton Recital Hall.

IASA to perform Indian dance in competition

The University’s Raas Core and Indian American Student
Association will perform a program of Indian Raas dance,
“Dandia Dhamaka an intercollegiate Raas Competition,”
competing with college teams from across the nation tomorrow at
6:30 p.m.

The dancing style originated in ancient times in the
northwestern Indian state of Gujarat as part of the Navrati
festival that honors Hindu goddesses.

The dance involves rotating circles of elaborately dressed male
and female singing dancers and gestures with decorated rods.

The Michigan Theater will sell tickets for $10 in advance and
$12 at the door.

Lecture explores sexuality among Greeks, Romans

Classical Studies Prof. Lauren Caldwell, and English 125 teacher
who lectures about gender and sexuality in Greece and Rome, will
speak Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Lane Hall.

This lecture will analyze how ancient Greek and Roman physicians
interpreted biological changes in female puberty. It will also
explore such avenues as female sexuality and the age of female
matrimony through the use medical analysis.

Jazz festival to feature ensemble concerts, clinics

A free jazz festival will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
tomorrow at the Earl V. Moore School of Music building.

The annual event will feature performances by 20 high school and
college ensembles as well as clinics lectures and master classes.
Registration for the event is availed at the website
“http://www.music.umich.edu”>www.music.umich.edu. The School of
Music is sponsoring the event.

Students can donate blood at medical library

Donors who are interested in giving blood for the
Michigan-Michigan State Blood Face Off can do so Monday at the
Taubman Medical Library. Donors should bring a picture ID or
American Red Cross donor card at the time of the donation. The
co-ed service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega sponsors the event.

 

—Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter Victoria
Edwards.

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