Speaker to advocate for women’s rights

The University’s chapter of Amnesty International will
sponsor a speech by Nebahat Akkoc at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in the
Henderson Room of the Michigan League.

Akkoc is the winner of Amnesty International USA’s 2004
Ginetta Sagan Award. This award is given each year to a woman or
women who work on behalf of the human rights of women or
children.

Akkoc is the founder of a women’s center in Diyarbakir,
Turkey, called KA-MER. In her lecture, Akkoc will discuss her work
at KA-MER and will recommend actions that Amnesty could take to
help women.

Artwork expresses psychological disorders

The Ambatana Lounge in South Quad Residence Hall will be
exhibiting visual and written art from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day
this week.

The exhibit is titled “Humanizing Psychological Disorders
through Word and Image.” The exhibit aims to give a voice to
the misunderstanding of psychological disorders and to raise
awareness in the community.

Artwork can be submitted until Saturday, and artists can submit
by e-mailing
“mailto:findingvoice@umich.edu”>findingvoice@umich.edu, and all
e-mails will be kept confidential. Names will not be displayed with
the artwork unless specifically requested.

During the week of the display, private workspace and supplies
will be available for students to create their own artwork to
display.

Writers honored; novelist speaks

The Graduate and Undergraduate Hopwood Award Ceremony will be
held today at 3:30 p.m. in Rackham Auditorium. Winners of the
winter term writing contests will be announced and honored at the
ceremony.

Novelist Mary Gordon will also give a lecture on Flannery
O’Connor at the ceremony. O’Connor was an acclaimed
American writer who wrote about the collapse of the South. Gordon
is the author of “Seeing Through Places,” “Final
Payments,” “Men and Angels” and “The Shadow
Man.”

A reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the Rackham
Assembly Hall. Gordon will also attend an informal coffee hour
tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Hopwood Room in Angell
Hall.

Job fair aims to assist students

The Career Center will hold the Education Job Fair today from
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Michigan Union. First- and second-year
students have the opportunity to explore career options in
education and start networking for their future career. Juniors,
seniors and graduate students can interview with school districts
for full-time positions while also getting a recruiter’s
perspective on the student teaching experience. Every year, about
90 to 100 school districts and more than 400 students participate
in the fair.

Coleman, Carr discuss their favorite books

Figures such as University President Mary Sue Coleman, football
coach Lloyd Carr, author Zibby O’Neal, novelist Charles
Baxter and English Prof. Thylias Moss will speak about the books
that changed their lives Saturday at 10 a.m. in Auditorium 3 of the
Modern Languages Building. Other speakers will include Josie Barnes
Parker, director of the Ann Arbor District Library and Joan
Knoertzer, a former president of the Detroit Book Club. The
Institute for the Humanities is sponsoring this event in
coordination with the Ann Arbor Book Festival, which will be held
Thursday through Sunday.

Prof to lead discussion on Indian economy

The Emerging Markets Club, the Students Governing Association
and the Indian Sub-continent Business Association are sponsoring
“India on the Move, Within and With the World.” The
event will be tomorrow from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Phelps Lounge in
the Business School. It will feature a lecture by business Prof.
Linda Lim, who will discuss her recent trip to India.

Lim will also moderate a student discussion of India’s
economic growth prospects, changes in government economic policy,
India’s expanding economic relations with other countries and
the experiences of local and multinational firms in India.

— Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter Melissa
Benton

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