Prestigious faculty honor to be presented today

The annual Henry Russell Lecture will be held today at 4 p.m. in
the Rackham Auditorium. History professor Maris Vinovskis will give
a lecture titled “Compensatory Education Policies from Ronald
Reagan to George W. Bush.” The Russell Award, presented to a
faculty member who is distinguished in his or her field, is one of
the highest honors for faculty at the University.

Patriot Act put under spotlight by speakers

Various student groups, including the College Republicans and
the Undergraduate Political Science Association, will host a series
of speeches regarding the USA Patriot Act.

Speakers include Barbara McQuade, assistant U.S. attorney for
the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Michigan; and
Bseth Hazen, FBI district counsel in the bureau’s Detroit
Field Office.

McQuade will discuss exactly what the Patriot Act stipulates and
Hazen will address how the act has helped the FBI fight the war on
terrorism. The event will take place Thursday at 8 p.m. in the
Vandenberg Room of the Michigan League.

Book talk centers on issues of race and segregation

The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching is sponsoring a
discussion of Beverly Daniel Tatum’s book “Why Are All
the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other
Conversations About Race.”

The event will take place today from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Anderson
Room of the Michigan Union. The discussion is part of the
commemoration of the 50th annivesary of the U.S. Supreme
Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling.
Please register by sending an e-mail to
“mailto:crlt@umich.edu”>crlt@umich.edu.

The book is available at the Ann Arbor District Library and the
Ypsilanti Public Library and is also being offered for a discounted
price at several local bookstores.

Performances reveal struggles of imprisoned women

The Prison Creative Arts Project presents “And Here We
Remain” at 7:30 p.m. tonight in East Quad Auditorium. Through
a series of monologues, seven women and their stories, feelings,
struggles and courage are shared. Admission is free.

Feminism project links women from around the globe

Professors Abby Stewart and Jayati Lal will present the ongoing
work of the Global Feminisms Project today from noon to 1:30 p.m.
in Room 2239 of Lane Hall.

The event is sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women
and Gender and is free and open to the public. This is the second
year of the three-year project, which is a comparative study of the
histories of feminism, the women’s movement, and
women’s studies in China, India, Poland and the US.

The talk will provide an overview of the work that has been done
thus far and highlight the critical issues that have emerged out of
the project.

‘U’ event stresses that ‘Food Loves Your
Body’

As part of Love Everybody Week, an event titled “Food
Loves Your Body” will be held tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. in
the Pendleton Room of the Michigan Union.

The event encourages positive body image and a healthy
relationship with food by providing free food, recipes and
information related to eating and body image. Campus departments,
organizations and student groups will be available to provide
information and resources.

Dance investigates of dance, health and technology

The Life Sciences, Values and Society Program, in partnership
with the University Musical Society and the University of Michigan
Health System’s Gifts of Art Program, present “This is
Your Brain on Dance” tomorrow from 4 to 6 p.m. in Forum Hall
of the Life Sciences Palmer Commons Building.

Led by Dance Prof. Peter Sparling, the seminar will investigate
the integration of dance, health, neuroscience and technology and
their application to health and well-being.

 

— Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter Melissa
Benton

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