Dinner will be held with CNN correspondent

CNN Health Correspondent Sanjay Gupta will speak about his
career and experiences 7 p.m. Thursday in the West Lounge of Alice
Lloyd Hall. Sponsored by the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program, the
presentation will include a dinner with students.

Gupta is the senior correspondent for the medical and health
unit at CNN. He formerly worked as a neurosurgeon at the University
Hospital. Gupta joined the network team covering the Sept. 11
terrorist attacks and reported on the anthrax outbreak last

Lecture will address research on depression, women

Psychology and psychiatry Prof. Susan Nolen-Hoeksema will
discuss her research on gender differences in depression today at
noon in the Michigan Room of the Michigan League. In her recent
book “Women Who Think Too Much,” Nolan-Hoeksema
examines the strategy of rumination, or the concept that a passive
focus on negative emotions can lead to greater rates of depression
among women.

Nolan-Hoeksema is also the director of the University’s
Institute for Research on Women and Gender. She has researched
cognition and emotion-regulation strategies for depression. This
event is sponsored by the University’s Center for the
Education of Women.

Museum to focus on discrimination

Boxes and Walls, an interactive museum focusing on different
types of existing oppression and discrimination, will be available
for tours today at 5 p.m. at Hillel at 1429 Hill Street. The museum
has nine rooms related to blacks, Asian Pacific Americans,
classism, disabilities, Jews, Latinos, the lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgender community, Native Americans and Muslims. The rooms
are decorated with different facts about each group.

Author will address Jewish women’s memoirs

The Women’s Studies and the Frankel Center for Judaic
Studies will sponsor a discussion with author Helen Epstein
tomorrow at noon in room 2239 of Lane Hall. The title of the
program is “What and Why Do Jewish Women Write When They
Write Memoir?”

Epstein is the author of the memoir “Children of the
Holocaust,” which examines post-traumatic stress syndrome in
children of Holocaust concentration camp survivors. She has also
written “Where She Came From,” a family memoir and
social history of 200 years of Czech Jewish life.

Author and alum to speak on racism in his books

Children’s author Christopher Paul Curtis will talk
tomorrow at 3:15 p.m. in the RC Auditorium of East Quad. Curtis
will speak about his award-winning book “The Watsons Go to
Birmingham” and issues related to racism in his subsequent
books. The book is about an eccentric black family from Flint and
mixes autobiographical elements with historical fact in its
retelling of the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in
Birmingham, Ala.

Curtis was born in Flint and he won both the Avery Hopwood award
for his essays and the Jules Hopwood Prize for an early draft of
his book while attending the University’s campus there.
“The Watsons Go to Birmingham” was awarded a 1996
Newberry Medal, a Coretta Scott King Honor and was listed as Best
Book of 1995 by The New York Times Book Review.

The Brown v. Board of Education Commemoration Committee
will sponsor this event.

Sociology prof to explain theory of terrorism

The Sociology department will sponsor the Social Movement
Scholars Network’s inaugural lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday in
room 283 of the Sociology building at 1225 South University St. New
York University sociology Prof. Jeff Goodwin will address what
factors encourage and discourage the use of terrorist tactics
against civilians.

The title of Goodwin’s lecture is “A Theory of
Terrorism.” The talk will reference a broad range of
insurgent movements, such as those in Central America, South
Africa, Northern Ireland and the Middle East. Goodwin has
co-authored the books “Passionate Politics” and
“Rethinking Social Movements.”


—Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter Mona Rafeeq

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