Calif. prof to hold talk on martial arts, masculinity

University of California at Berkeley film studies Prof. Chris
Berry will speak today at noon in room 1636 of the School of Social
Work building. His lecture will examine the connection between
Chinese martial arts and the American concept of masculinity. The
presentation will give detailed examples from the work of martial
artist Bruce Lee.

Berry edited “Perspectives on Chinese Cinema.” He
has also translated a Chinese compilation of memoirs from members
of the Beijing Film Academy. The lecture is part of the Center for
Chinese Studies’ Noon Lecture series.

 

Music festival to present work of students, faculty

A two-day music festival will be held today and tomorrow at 8
p.m. in the Rackham Auditorium. The event will feature Stanford
University music Prof. Mark Applebaum as a special guest.

Sponsored by the School of Music, the festival will focus on new
electronic music and experimental remixes, including video and
dance from University students and faculty.

The festival will be enhanced on an eight-channel surround sound
system. A pre-concert talk will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Rackham
Auditorium both today and tomorrow before the concert.

 

League will hold open house for 75th anniversary

Students who are feeling stressed coming back to classes after
winter break can unwind at an event called “Fun at the
League” tomorrow from 6 to 11 p.m. in the underground of the
Michigan League.

The event will feature body massages, caricatures, crafts, and
free ice cream sundaes. The film “Old School” will be
shown at 8 p.m. in the League Ballroom.

The event will also include performances by members of the
improvisational comedy group ComCo and will end with a live concert
by Tally Hall, a campus rock group. The event is part of the
League’s 75th anniversary celebration.

 

Vietnam native to speak about work as spy for CIA

Yung Krall, a current advocate for the underprivileged and
former spy for the Central Intelligence Agency, will speak tomorrow
at 2 p.m. in the Kellogg Auditorium in the School of Dentistry
building.

Krall will speak about her father, former Senator Dang Wuang
Minh, who was the National Liberation Front’s ambassador to
the Soviet Union, and who negotiated for arms and ammunition that
were used to fight against the South Vietnamese and American
armies.

The lecture, which is sponsored by the ROTC, is the first in a
series of talks called “Vietnam: Then and Now.”

 

Speaker to address global climate justice

Amrit Srivastava, coordinator of the India Resource Center in
California and director of the organization Global Resistance, will
speak on Thursday at 4 p.m. in room 1040 of the Dana building. His
lecture is titled “Climate Justice: Linking Human Rights,
Environmental Justice and Climate Change.”

Srivastava has spent many years working to build a grass-roots
response to climate change and recently helped to draft The Bali
Principles of Climate Justice as part of an international coalition
of environmental groups.

The Environmental Justice and Climate Change student group, the
School of Natural Resources and Environment and the philosophy
department will sponsor the event.

 

Meeting to focus on production of documentaries

A three-day conference, examining the connection between social
science and literary approaches to documenting everyday life, will
begin on Thursday at 8 p.m. with a book party and reception at
Shaman Drum Bookshop.

Sponsored by the Institute of Social Research and DoubleTake
Magazine, the conference is titled “Doing Documentary Work:
Life, Letters and the Field.”

Speakers will include authors Jonathan Raban and Thomas Lynch,
editor Kirk Kicklighter, anthropology Prof. Ruth Behar, English
Prof. Eileen Pollack and Rackham Dean Earl Lewis.

 

—Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter Mona Rafeeq

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