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Exhibits
Andy Goldsworthy: Mountain and Coast, Autumn into Winter, Museum of Art, through April 13. Presenting a rich overview of the work of this British environmental sculptor, the exhibition explores Goldsworthy’s interest in working with and within the natural world. For more than two decades, Goldsworthy has been shaping leaves, branches, snow, ice, petals, earth and stone into temporary landscape creations that reflect a deep reverence for a connection to nature. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
African American Music Collection and NC Standifer Video Archive of Oral History, Black American Musicians, includes rare scores, sheet music, photographs, original 78 rpm recordings (now on CD), movie scripts, rare manuscripts and videotaped interviews with historically important Black musicians. Viewing and listening facilities are available. 101 West Hall, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon-Fri, 764-8338.
African Art of Dual Worlds, Museum of Art, Curtis Gallery. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.

Lectures by MFA degree candidates, 4:30 p.m. March 17, Art and Architecture Building Auditorium (Courtesy Soad)

Art Dolls, by Rosie Chapman, University Hospital, Lobby Display Cases, Floor 1, through April 17. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Art Glass, by Epiphany, April and Jason Ruff, Taubman Lobby, South, Floor 1, through April 17. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Arts of Zen, Museum of Art, through June 15. The exhibit brings together Chinese and Japanese portraits, landscapes and calligraphy of the 16th through 20th centuries, made by monks or for consumption in the monastic milieu, to consider basic questions about the relationship between artistic style and religious meaning. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
The Brotherhood of Free Culture: Recent Art from St. Petersburg, Russia, by Alexei Leporc, Center for Russian and East European Studies, through March 14, 647-4185.
Ceramics, by John & Suzanne Stephenson, Cancer Center & Geriatrics Center, Main Lobby, Floor B2, through April 17. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Cuadros from Pamplona Alta, Textile Pictures by Women of Peru, Taubman Lobby, South, Floor 1, through April 17. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Decorative Eggs, Taubman Lobby, North, Floor 1, through April 17. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Drypoint Watercolors, by Marcella Pioch, Cancer Center & Geriatrics Center, Turner Clinic, Lobby, Floor 1, through April 17. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Eighth Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners, Media Union Gallery, through March 18. More than 100 artists from 35 prisons will exhibit work. Reception 5-7:30 p.m. March 4. Sponsored by the School of Art and Design, 647-7673.
Eighteenth-Century French Prints and Drawings, Museum of Art, through May 4. The 18th century was a period of great transition, and throughout the century outstanding draftsmen and printmakers marked the shifts in society, taste and the marketplace. Drawings and prints were collected as freestanding, independent works of art. The 18th century also witnessed an important development in printmaking. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Five from Ten, Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, U-M-Dearborn, March 17-April 25. Reception 7-9 p.m. April 11. A collection of 50 artworks in glass, five pieces on loan from each of 10 Midwest regional collections. Part of Michigan Glass Month. Sponsored by the Mardigian Library, (313) 593-5058.
Frames of Identity: Images of Self, Residential College Art Gallery, through April 12. Reception 5-7 p.m. March 7. Sponsored by the School of Art and Design, 936-2082.
From Above, by Alex Fedirko, Pierpont Commons, through March 28. A melding of people and events from Fedirko’s everyday life. Sponsored by Pierpont Commons Arts and Programs, 647-6838.
Graphic Visions: German Expressionist Prints and Drawings, Museum of Art, through April 6. Nearly a century ago, artists working in Germany sought to create an art that would infuse not only their own work, but German society with a new sense of spiritualism and energy. The works they created were fresh, expressive visions of a utopian society. The artists employed distortion and exaggeration to create vibrant and sometimes raw imagery found in German Expressionism from 1905-24. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Guido H. Binda Exhibition, Glenn Murcutt, Art and Architecture Building, College Gallery, through March 28. Sponsored by the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 764-1300.
Illustrating Shakespeare, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Special Collections Library, 7th Floor, through March 16. The exhibition draws from the library’s rich Shakespeare Collection, providing a historical overview of book illustrations of scenes and characters from Shakespeare’s plays. Included are materials that emphasize the changing interpretations of the plays over the last 300 years, as well as the relationships between illustrations and dramatic text. Items range from the earliest illustrated edition of Shakespeare’s plays (1709), to 20th century illustrations such as Salvador Dali’s “Macbeth.” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Fri, 10 a.m.-noon Sat, 764-9377.
Inaugural Show, Washington Street Gallery, 120 E. Liberty, through March 29. A group show including adjunct asst. prof. Martha Keller to announce the gallery’s new location. Sponsored by the School of Art and Design, 936-2082.
Individual and Society in Ancient Egypt, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, through August 9. How can we explore the ancient Egyptian concepts of identity and individualism, and the relationship of individuals to the greater society? The exhibit integrates artifacts from the museum’s Egyptian collection, as well as loan objects from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the University of Pennsylvania Museum, with new data from ongoing Michigan excavations at Abydos in southern Egypt. Sponsored by the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, 764-9304.
Detail from the "Arts of Zen" exhibit, through June 15 at the Museum of Art (Courtesy Umma)

Jiingtamok: Exploring the Powwow Highway, Exhibit Museum of Natural History, through June 30. Features photographs, memorabilia, interviews and sound exploring the meanings and traditions of Native American powwows, with a special focus on powwow traditions in Michigan. Numerous Native individuals were interviewed, and their direct quotations tell much of the story. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Ka-Boom! Meteor and Asteroid Impacts, Exhibit Museum of Natural History. The display explains the differences between space dust, meteors, meteorites, meteoroids, asteroids and comets, and speculates about the roles asteroids may have had in Earth’s history (including the theory that an asteroid impact contributed to the demise of the dinosaurs). Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Maqbool Fida Husain: Graphic Works, from the private collection of Daniel Herwitz, director of the Institute for the Humanities, Institute for the Humanities, through March 31. Husain is one of the most renowned Indian painters of the 20th century. His work sketches the past and present, emphasizing the plasticity of time. Sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, 936-3518.
Mars Exploration, Exhibit Museum of Natural History, Rotunda, through April. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, Warren M. Robbins Center for Graduate Studies and Work, through March 30. Sponsored by the School of Art and Design, 936-2082.
Memorials of Life in Ancient China: Chinese Mortuary Art Across Four Millennia, Museum of Art. Since the beginnings of Chinese civilization, one of its identifying characteristics has been a concern with the welfare of the dead. This exhibition traces evolving customs of burial across four millennia and reveals major shifts in political, social and religious history. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Mixed Media Printmaking, by Chia Haruta, University Hospital, Main Corridor, Floor 2, through April 17. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Nature Photography, by Mark and Lisa Graf, Taubman Lobby, North, Floor 1, through April 17. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Pastels, by Geoff Gillespie, University Hospital, Lobby, Floor 1, through April 17. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Sentenced, by Carol Jacobsen, Lane Hall, Lobby, through April. Sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, 764-9537.
Shadows Cast: Watercolors, by Jill Wagner, Michigan League Buffet, through March 28. Sponsored by Michigan League Programming Office, 763-4652.
The Shoals, by Takeshi Takahara, Michigan Guild Gallery, through March 28. Sponsored by the School of Art and Design and the Michigan Guild of Artists and Artisans, 662-3382.
The Stearns Collection, One of six major collections of musical instruments in North America; contains more than 2,000 instruments, ranging from typical period pieces to rare items, School of Music, 763-4389.
Treasures of Islamic Art from UMMA Collections, Museum of Art. The Islamic art in the UMMA collection is well known to scholars throughout the world, but may be much less familiar to regular museum visitors. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
U-M Detroit Observatory, The oldest observatory in the United States to retain its original telescopes in their mounts. Recently restored, it houses exhibits and collections highlighting the observatory’s role in introducing scientific research to campus, and significant discoveries made by its astronomers. Sponsored by the U-M Detroit Observatory, 763-2230.
A Young Girl at Ghetto Terezin: 1941-1944, drawings by Helga Weissov Hoskov, Pierpont Commons, March 11-28. The exhibit is part of Hillel’s 24th Annual Conference on the Holocaust, March 10-19. Accompanying the photographs are excerpts from Weissov’s diary, a map of the region, and related materials that depict her view of life in the Terezin Ghetto in Czechoslovakia during the Holocaust. Sponsored by Pierpont Commons Art and Programs, 647-6838.

Regular Meetings
Alcoholics Anon, Unity AA Group, closed discussion, cross-addicts welcome, 12:10 p.m. Mon-Fri, Guild House Campus Ministry, 802 Monroe, 662-5189.
Guild House, Free casual Sunday supper for students, 6-7:30 p.m., 802 Monroe, 662-5189 or guildhouse@umich.edu.
Health System Pulmonary Rehab, Ann Arbor Better Breathers, 2-4 p.m., 1st Mon, Domino’s Farms EBA Club, 998-8723.
HIV/AIDS Support Group, 5:30-7:30 p.m., alternate Thursday, Taubman Center, 936-8186 or (888) 224-7939.
LGBT Affairs, Creative Expressions Group, 1 p.m. Sat, call for room number, 763-4186.
Sailing Club Weekly Meetings, 7:45 p.m., every Thursday, 120 Dennison, 426-4299.

Recreation
Yost Ice Arena: Public skating, noon-12:50 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8-9:50 p.m. Thursday; 2-3:50 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 764-4600.

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Monday, March 10
Class: Dreamweaver I, 1-4 p.m., Room 2074, CSSB. Sponsored by IT Education Services, http://www.itd.umich.edu/education 763-3700. Registration required.
Class: Prepare, Practice & Present, 1-5 p.m. Sponsored by HR Development, http://www.umich.edu/~hraa 764-7410. Registration required.
Concert: Michigan Youth Ensembles, 7 p.m., Chelsea High School. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Film: Cultural Film Series, Two Women, 6:15 p.m., CASL Building, Room 1030, U-M-Dearborn. Sponsored by U-M-Dearborn, (313) 593-1902.
Forum: Composers’ Forum, 8 p.m., School of Music, Britton Recital Hall. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Lecture: Michel Callon, The Increasing Involvement of Concerned Groups in R&D Policies: What Lessons for Public Powers?, 4-5:30 p.m., School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Sponsored by the Science, Technology and Society Program, 615-8482.
Lecture: Elif Shafak, Venerated Mothers, Emancipated Daughters, Condemned Queer Sisters: The Crossroads of Effeminacy and Marginality in the Birthing of the Turkish Nation, 4-5:30 p.m., Lane Hall, Room 2239. Sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, 764-9537.
Lecture: The Environment and Health Symposium, Ian Small, Acting On An Environmental Health Disaster: The Case of the Aral Sea, 4 p.m., School of Public Health I, Room 1001. Sponsored by the U-M Student Chapter of the Global Health Council, http://sitemaker.umich.edu/globalhealthcouncil/files/index.html 
Lecture: Michigan Lectures on Judaism and Christianity in the Roman World, Lawrence Schiffman, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Jewish Context of Early Christianity, 7:30 p.m., Michigan League, Ballroom. Schiffman will reveal how this collection of Jewish texts, written before the rise of Christianity, helps to understand ancient Judaism and early Christianity. Sponsored by the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies and the Department of Near Eastern Studies, 615-1287.
Panel: Rethinking Francophone African Diaspora, 4-6 p.m., Michigan League, Koessler Room. Sponsored by the International Institute, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Atlantic Studies Initiative, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Romance Languages and Literatures, 936-1595.
Seminar: Lecturing in the Sciences: Moving Active Learning from the Lab to the Lecture, 3-5 p.m., Michigan League, Michigan Room. Sponsored by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, 764-0505.
Workshop: Foundations of Estate Planning, 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m., Wolverine Tower, Suite 18. Sponsored by TIAA-CREF, register to http://www.tiaa-cref.org moc or call (800) 842-2044, ext. 1409.
Workshop: Ryan Goodman, The Internationalization of National Security: World Society, Militarization and the Laws of War, 4-5 p.m., Hutchins Hall, Room 132. Sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law, 764-0535.
Workshop: Dessert!, 7-10 p.m., Michigan League, Kitchen. Apple tart, chocolate mousse and strawberry shortcake. Sponsored by the Michigan League Programming Office, 763-4652. Fee required.

Tuesday, March 11
Class: Access Introduction, 1-4:30 p.m., Room 2074, CSSB. Sponsored by IT Education Services, http://www.itd.umich.edu/education 763-3700. Registration required.
Class: Charles Owen Memorial Master Class, Don Liuzzi, timpani, 7 p.m., School of Music, Britton Recital Hall. Liuzzi is the timpanist for the Philadelphia Orchestra. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Forum: War, Health & Ethics: Homeland, Military Health, Terrorism, 5:45-8 p.m., School of Dentistry, Room G390. Sponsored by the School of Nursing and the Military Officer Education Program, http://whae.www.umich.edu 
Interview: Indian History, Politics and the Making of “Midnight’s Children,” public interview with Salman Rushdie, 7 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Sponsored by the Center for South Asian Studies, International Institute and the University Musical Society, 936-6510.
Lecture: Kellee Tsai, Capitalists Without a Class: Political Diversity Among Private Entrepreneurs in China, noon-1 p.m., School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Tsai will report on the results of a national survey on the political orientation of private entrepreneurs in China, based on in-depth interviews with entrepreneurs and officials throughout China. Sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies, 764-6308.
Lecture: Virginia Dale, Effects of Land Use on Ecological Condition, noon-1:30 p.m., Michigan League, Koessler Room. Sponsored by the Ecosystem Management Initiative of the School of Natural Resources and Environment, 615-6431.
Lecture: Erica Lehrer, Significant Others: Jews and Poland, noon, Institute for the Humanities, Osterman Conference Room. Sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, 936-3518.
Lecture: Dr. David Bloom, Barometers and Bladders: A Primer on Pressure, 3 p.m., U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann. Bloom will explore the concept of pressure as a physical phenomenon and its relevance in biology and medicine. Sponsored by the U-M Detroit Observatory, 763-2230.
Lecture: The Environment and Health Symposium, Josh Lozman, Activism and Health, 3 p.m., School of Public Health I, Room 1001. Sponsored by the U-M Student Chapter of the Global Health Council, http://sitemaker.umich.edu/globalhealthcouncil/files/index.html 
Lecture and Awards Ceremony: 2003 Henry Russel Lecture and presentation of Henry Russel Awards, lecture by Rowena Matthews, Genetic Polymorphisms and Human Health, 4 p.m., Michigan League, Ballroom.
Lecture: Jack Goldstone, The Rise of the West in Global Context, 1500-1850, 4-6 p.m., Tisch Hall, Room 1014. Sponsored by Department of History, Department of Sociology and International Institute, 936-6510.
Music: Jazz Jam, 8-10 p.m., Leonardo’s. An evening combining combos with jazz jam. Jazz combos entertain with standards, bebop and improv. Bring your instrument and join in or come to listen. Sponsored by Pierpont Commons Arts & Programs, 647-6838.
Reading: Arab American Writers Series, Anan Ameri, 4-5 p.m., CASL Building, Room 1030, U-M-Dearborn. Sponsored by U-M-Dearborn Center for Arab American Studies, (313) 593-5209.
Roundtable: Midnight’s Children Roundtable, All The World and The Stage: The Theatre and a Global Audience, 4 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Sponsored by U-M, 615-9579, http://www.umich.edu/pres/rsc 
Workshop: Women’s History Month Workshop on Women’s Creativity, noon-2 p.m., Harding Mott University Center, Michigan Room A, U-M-Flint. Sponsored by the U-M-Flint Women’s Education Center, (810) 762-3351.

Wednesday, March 12
Class: IRAs and Beyond, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Sponsored by HR Development, http://www.umich.edu/~hraa 764-7410. Registration required.
Class: Improving the Effectiveness and Productivity of Teams, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Sponsored by HR Development, http://www.umich.edu/~hraa 764-7410. Registration required.
Class: FileMaker Pro I, 9 a.m.-noon, Room 2074, CSSB. Sponsored by IT Education Services, http://www.itd.umich.edu/education 763-3700. Registration required.
Class: Kathy says Tom(ay)to, Lizzie says Tom(ah)to, 6-8 p.m., East Ann Arbor Health Center Demonstration Kitchen. Tomatoes are an excellent source of lycopene, a powerful cancer-fighting antioxidant. Sponsored by M-Fit, 975-4387, ext. 236. Registration and fee required.
Film: Second half of The Principles and Practice of Zen, 12:10 p.m., Museum of Art (see March 5 description).
Interview: The Literary Rushdie, public interview and reading with Salman Rushdie, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Co-sponsored by the Center for South Asian Studies, Department of English Language and Literature, the International Institute and the University Musical Society, 936-6510.
Lecture: Nancy Tomes, From Patients’ Rights to Consumers’ Rights: Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Questions, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Maternal and Child Health Center, Auditorium. Sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry, 936-5891
Lecture: Khalil Shikaki, Advancing Political Reform, Advancing Peace: Recent Trends in Palestinian Discourse and Public Attitudes, 4-6 p.m., Angell Hall, Auditorium A. Sponsored by the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Center for Political Studies, Department of Political Science and the International Institute, 936-6510.
Lecture: Anna Clark, Scandal: The Sexual Politics of the British Constitution, 4-6 p.m., School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Sponsored by Program in the Comparative Study of Social Transformations, 936-1595.
Lecture: The Environment and Health Symposium, Marisa Rinkus, Population and the Environment, 4:30-6 p.m., School of Public Health I, Room 1001. Sponsored by the U-M Student Chapter of the Global Health Council, http://sitemaker.umich.edu/globalhealthcouncil/files/index.html 
Mini-Course: Study Groups for Seniors, War Continues. Why?, 10-11:30 a.m., Anna Botsford Bach Home, 1422 W. Liberty. Continues every Wednesday through March 19. Sponsored by the Geriatrics Center, 998-9351.
Panel: Becoming a Junior Faculty Member, 5:30-7 p.m., Student Activities Building, Career Center. The panel is designed to help participants assess how a faculty career will match personal and professional goals, and how they can make a successful transition to junior faculty member. Sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women, Career Center and Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, 998-7080.
Play: Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, 7:30 p.m., Power Center. Sponsored by U-M and the University Musical Society, 764-2538. Tickets required.
Racquetball: The Intramural Sports Program’s 2003 Racquetball Tournament will take entries until 4:30 p.m. at the Intramural Sports Building (IMSB), 606 E. Hoover. Entry fee is $5 for singles and $9 for doubles. The tournament will be played March 14-16 at the IMSB. Sponsored by the Department of Recreational Sports, 763-3562.
Roundtable: Roundtable on Teaching and Learning Online, noon-2 p.m., Michigan Room, Michigan League. This roundtable will provide a collaborative, interdisciplinary forum for faculty to share their expertise, raise questions and concerns about online teaching, and learn more from each other about enhancing the online teaching and learning experience. Sponsored by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, http://www.crlt.umich.edu 764-0505.
Seminar: Anna Giuliano, Cervical Cancer Prevention in the Era of an Effective Vaccine, 3 p.m., School of Public Health I, Room 3040. Sponsored by the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Forum on Women’s Health, 764-5436.
Seminar: Caring for Aging Relatives, 6-8 p.m., Cancer and Geriatrics Center, Room 1139. Topic include: the caregiver role, Medicare and Medicaid, legal issues, community resources, depression and dementia, substance abuse, physical changes and planning for the future. Sponsored by the Turner Geriatric Clinic, 764-2556. Registration and fee required.
Symposium: Knowing South Asia: Reflections on the World of Salman Rushdie, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Panelists: Juan Cole, Midnight’s Other Children: Reading Rushdie in the Middle East; Sara Suleri Goodyear, Rushdie Beyond the Veil; Husain Haqqani, Inhospitable Homeland: Salman Rushdie and Pakistan; Sunil Tharoor, Rushdie’s “Overartist:” Indianness from Midnight to Millennium; and Ashutosh Varshney, Can Nations Be Insufficiently Imagined? Co-sponsored by the Center for South Asian Studies, Center for World Performance Studies, Institute for the Humanities, International Institute, Office of the Vice President for Research and the University Musical Society, 936-6510.
Workshop: Career Tune-Up Series, Crossing the Border from Home Work to Paid Work: A Workshop for Women Planning to Re-Enter the Workforce, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Center for the Education of Women (CEW). Women who have taken time out of the workforce for family or personal reasons are faced with a unique set of challenges as they contemplate their next job. Sponsored by CEW, 998-7080. Registration and fee required.
Workshop: PubMed—The Hidden Power (advanced), 2-4 p.m., Medical Science II Building, Room 2802. Sponsored by the Health Sciences Libraries, 763-2037. Registration required to: medical.library@umich.edu.

Thursday, March 13
Class: Dreamweaver II, 1-4 p.m., Room 2074, CSSB. Sponsored by IT Education Services, http://www.itd.umich.edu/education 763-3700. Registration required.
Class: Proofreading, 1-4:30 p.m. Sponsored by HR Development, http://www.umich.edu/~hraa 764-7410. Registration required.
Concert: The Trillium Ensemble, 12:10 p.m., U-M Hospital, Lobby. Renaissance and medieval recorder music. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Fiction Reading: Matthew Klam, 5 p.m., Davidson Hall, Room D1276. Sponsored by the Department of English and Office of the Provost, 615-3710.
Film: Rivers and Tides, 7 p.m., Museum of Art. The film follows Scottish artist Andy Goldsworthy over the course of a year, capturing his creative process on film. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Film: The Environment and Health Symposium, Hospital at the End of the Earth documentary, 7 p.m., School of Public Health I, Room 1001. Sponsored by the U-M Student Chapter of the Global Health Council, http://sitemaker.umich.edu/globalhealthcouncil/files/index.html 
Forum: African American Heritage Month, The TransAfrica Forum, featuring Danny Glover and Bill Fletcher Jr., 6 p.m., Grace Emmanuel Baptist Church, 3502 Lapeer Road, Flint. The program is the culmination of years of social activism. Glover and Fletcher will touch on topics, including human rights, democracy and global economic policy. Sponsored by the U-M-Flint Office of Educational Opportunity Initiatives, (810) 762-3351.
Insight Sessions: Royal Shakespeare Company, Midnight’s Children, 4:30 p.m., Power Center. Sponsored by U-M, 615-9579, http://www.umich.edu/pres/rsc 
Lecture: Frank Beaver, The Evolving Narrative of War on Film: Hollywood’s Revised View of America in Vietnam, 10-11:30 a.m., Kellogg Eye Center, Auditorium. Sponsored by the Geriatrics Center, 998-9351. Registration and fee required.
Lecture: Edward Lincoln, Is There Light in Japan’s Economic Tunnel?, noon, School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies, 764-6307.
Lecture: Women’s History Month Lunch Speaker Series, noon-1:30 p.m., Harding Mott University Center, Women’s Education Center (WEC), U-M-Flint. U-M-Flint women faculty present their current research and writing. Sponsored by the U-M-Flint WEC, (810) 762-3351.
Lecture: David O’Sullivan, The Geography of Complexity: Learning from Models of Gentrification, 4-5 p.m., Dennison Hall, Room 130. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Complex Systems, 763-3301.
Lecture: The William J. Gedney Collegiate Professorship in Linguistics Inaugural Lecture, Sarah Thomason, Can You Change Your Language? The Limits of Historical Determination in Linguistic Change, 4:10 p.m., Michigan Union, Pendleton Room. Sponsored by LSA, 998-6251.
Lecture: Brenda Goodman, 5 p.m., Art and Architecture Building, Auditorium. A Cass Corridor artist now living in New York, Goodman is a strong proponent of the enduring significance of the personal in art. Supported by the Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Fund. Sponsored by the School of Art and Design, 936-2082.
Lecture: Dr. Howard Frumkin, White Coat, Green World: Human Health and the Natural Environment, 7:30 p.m., School of Public Health II, Auditorium II. Sponsored by the Nichols Arboretum, 998-9540.
Meeting: U-M Retirees Association (UMRA), 3:15 p.m., Wolverine Tower, Suite 18. Recently retired University Planner Fred Mayer will discuss the history and future of North Campus. Sponsored by UMRA, 936-8626, http://www.umich.edu/~hraa/umra 
Movie: One, Two, Three, 7 p.m., Modern Languages Building, Lecture Room II. Sponsored by the Program in Film/Video Studies, 764-0147.
Movie: The Coca-Cola Kid, 9 p.m., Modern Languages Building, Lecture Room II. Sponsored by the Program in Film/Video Studies, 764-0147.
Panel: Eating Issues and Body Image: Practical Ways to Help Your Daughter, Sister, Friend, noon-1:30 p.m., Michigan Union, Pond Room. Panelists will discuss the challenges faced by teenage and college-aged women regarding body image and related eating issues. Sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women, 998-7080.
Panel: Iraq: Crisis and Confrontation in Global Perspective, 4 p.m., Angell Hall, Auditorium B. Sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, 764-0350.
Play: Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, 7:30 p.m., Power Center. Sponsored by U-M and the University Musical Society, 764-2538. Tickets required.
Recital: Duo Runedako: Ruth Neville and Dan Koppelman, 2 p.m. lecture, 4 p.m. recital, School of Music, Britton Recital Hall. Music for two pianos, computer and electronics. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Seminar: Mary Kay Pflum, 4 p.m., C.C. Little Building, Room 2548. Sponsored by the Program in Medicinal Chemistry, 647-8429.
Workshop: BIOSIS Previews: Finding Biological Literature, 11 a.m.-noon, Medical Science II Building, Room 2802. Sponsored by the Health Sciences Libraries, 763-2037. Registration required to: medical.library@umich.edu.

Friday, March 14
Concert: Gamelan, 8 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Dance Lessons: Second Friday Swing, 9 p.m.-midnight. Features free dance lessons from 9-10 p.m. followed by music and dancing. Music provided by the U-M Lab Ensemble. Sponsored by Pierpont Commons Arts & Programs, 647-6838.
Festival: Scandinavian Culture Festival, 8 p.m., School of Music, Britton Recital Hall. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Film: Good Men, Good Women, 8 p.m., Angell Hall, Auditorium A. Sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies, 764-6308.
Gymnastics: K-grams Family Night at U-M women’s gymnastics meet, 7:30 p.m., Crisler Arena. The Wolverines face the University of Nebraska in a meet featuring games and prizes. Sponsored by the Department of Athletics, 647-9424.
Lecture: Elias Khouri, Continuity and Discontinuity, the Written and the Oral, 4 p.m., Frieze Building, Room 2065. Sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, 764-0350.
Play: Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, 7:30 p.m., Power Center. Sponsored by U-M and the University Musical Society, 764-2538. Tickets required.
Seminar: Preparing Future Faculty Luncheon, The Impact of Instructional Technology on the Future of the Academy: A Discussion with Carl Berger, noon-1:30 p.m., Michigan League, Hussey Room. Co-sponsored by the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, http://www.crlt.umich.edu 764-0505.

Saturday, March 15
Concert: Scandinavian Culture Festival, 8 p.m., University Reform Church. School of Music performers. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Lecture: Saturday Morning Physics, David Gerdes, The Physics of Nothing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Dennison Hall, Room 170. A vacuum is a complicated and dynamic place, the stage for some of the greatest mysteries in physics. What could vacuums teach us in the next 10 years about the origin of mass and fate of the universe? Sponsored by the Department of Physics, 764-4437.
Lecture: Scandinavian Culture Festival Film Lecture, 12:30 p.m., School of Music, Britton Recital Hall. Film producer Peter Berggren presents his documentary film of Swedish choir director Eric Ericsson, made for his 80th birthday. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Planetarium Show: The Stars of Spring, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History. The spring sky contains a few bright stars, but several significant constellations. It also is the best time of year to see the “Big Dipper.” Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Planetarium Show: The Mars Show, 12:30 & 2:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History. Narrated by “Star Trek’s” Patrick Stewart, this program presents a history of the planet and reasons for our interest in it. Following the program, a brief live discussion will update viewers on current issues about Mars. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478.
Play: Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, 1:30 & 7:30 p.m., Power Center. Sponsored by U-M and the University Musical Society, 764-2538. Tickets required.
Tour: Dinosaurs, 2 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History. Free, 30-minute, docent-led tour of the dinosaur exhibits. Sign up day of the tour. Limit 15 people. Sponsored by the U-M Credit Union, 764-0478.

Sunday, March 16
Open House: Pound House Children’s Center, 1:30-3 p.m., 710 S. Forest. The center provides half- or full-day programs for children 2 1/2-5 years old. The open house will give families the opportunity to tour the center and meet the teaching staff. Sponsored by the Pound House Children’s Center, 998-8440.
Planetarium Show: The Stars of Spring, 1:30 & 3:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see March 15 description).
Planetarium Show: The Mars Show, 2:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see March 15 description).
Play: Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, 1:30 p.m., Power Center. Sponsored by U-M and the University Musical Society, 764-2538. Tickets required.
Talk: Elizabeth Horton Sharf, From Myth to History, Images from the Zen Pantheon, 3 p.m., Museum of Art. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Tour: Dinosaurs, 2 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see March 15 description).

Monday, March 17
Class: Dreamweaver III, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Room 2074, CSSB. Sponsored by IT Education Services, http://www.itd.umich.edu/education 763-3700. Registration required.
Class: Excel I, 1-4 p.m., Room 2078, CSSB. Sponsored by IT Education Services, http://www.itd.umich.edu/education 763-3700. Registration required.
Lecture: Kwame Anthony Appiah, Whose Life is it Anyway? Identity and Individuality in Ethics and Politics, 4 p.m., Michigan League, Michigan Room. Appiah’s lecture continues the development of his essays on “The State and the Shaping of Identity,” originally delivered in 2001 as the Tanner Lectures on Human Values in Cambridge, England. Sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, 936-3518.
Lectures: Short presentations by MFA degree candidates, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Art and Architecture Building, Auditorium. Sponsored by the School of Art and Design, 936-2082.
Meeting: Friends of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens Daytime Herb Study Group, noon lunch, 1 p.m. program, Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Sponsored by the Daytime Herb Study Group, (734) 484-0913.
Workshop: Rodger Haines, Domestic Incorporation of International Law: The South Pacific and the Refugee Convention, 4-5 p.m., Hutchins Hall, Room 132. Sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law, 764-0535.
Workshop: Career Tune-Up Series, Career Decision-Making: The Step Before the Job Search, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Center for the Education of Women (CEW). Sponsored by CEW, 998-7080. Fee required.

Tuesday, March 18
Class: Business Ethics: How Decision-Making and Judgment Influence Your Ethical Choices, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Sponsored by HR Development, http://www.umich.edu/~hraa 764-7410. Registration required.
Class: Access Tables and Relationships, 9 a.m.-noon., Room 2074, CSSB. Sponsored by IT Education Services, http://www.itd.umich.edu/education 763-3700. Registration required.
Class: FileMaker Pro II, 9 a.m.-noon., Room 2074, CSSB. Sponsored by IT Education Services, http://www.itd.umich.edu/education 763-3700. Registration required.
Class: Excel II, 1-4 p.m., Room 2078, CSSB. Sponsored by IT Education Services, http://www.itd.umich.edu/education 763-3700. Registration required.
Colloquium: U-M Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) Research Colloquia Series, Moving from Market to Production: Challenges for New Entrants, noon-1 p.m., UMTRI McCormick Conference Room, 2901 Baxter Road. Sponsored by the Office of the Study of Automotive Transportation, 936-2070.
Concert: University Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Discussion: Kwame Anthony Appiah and several U-M faculty members discuss his Feb. 17 lecture (March 17 description), noon, Michigan League, Michigan Room. Sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, 936-3518.
Lecture: Albert Park and Fang Cai, How Has Economic Restructuring Affected China’s Urban Workers: Evidence from Recent Survey Data, noon-1 p.m., School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Cai and Park will describe how aggressive restructuring of state-owned enterprises since 1997 has affected different types of urban workers, such as women versus men, older versus younger workers, and state-sector versus private-sector workers. Sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies, 764-6308.
Lecture: David O’Connor, Men Who Give Birth: Ancient Egyptian Perceptions of Libyan Identity, 5:30 p.m., Angell Hall, Auditorium C. Co-sponsored by the Kelsey Museum, Institute for the Humanities, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies and the Museum Studies Program.
Music: Jazz Jam, 8-10 p.m., Leonardo’s. An evening combining combos with jazz jam. Jazz combos entertain with standards, bebop and improv. Bring your instrument and join in or come to listen. Sponsored by Pierpont Commons Arts & Programs, 647-6838.
Workshop: Women’s History Month Workshop on Women’s Creativity, noon-2 p.m., Harding Mott University Center, Michigan Room A, U-M-Flint. Sponsored by the U-M-Flint Women’s Education Center, (810) 762-3351.

Wednesday, March 19
Art Video: Two Autumns, 12:10 p.m., Museum of Art. The film recounts Andy Goldsworthy’s experiences in two villages, one his native Penpont, Scotland, and the other in Ouchiyama, Japan. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Class: Developing a Customer-Focused Service Organization, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Sponsored by HR Development, http://www.umich.edu/~hraa 764-7410. Registration required.
Class: Creativity and Breakthrough Thinking, 9 a.m.-noon. Sponsored by HR Development, http://www.umich.edu/~hraa 764-7410. Registration required.
Class: Formatting Written Documents for Clarity and Comprehension, 1-5 p.m. Sponsored by HR Development, http://www.umich.edu/~hraa 764-7410. Registration required.
Class: Take Stock of Your Investments, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sponsored by HR Development, http://www.umich.edu/~hraa 764-7410. Registration required.
Class: Slimming Salads for Spring and Summer Suppers, 6-8 p.m., East Ann Arbor Health Center Demonstration Kitchen. Sponsored by M-Fit, 975-4387, ext. 236. Registration and fee required.
Lecture: Dr. Thomas Insel, Mental Disorders in the Genomic Era, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Maternal and Child Health Center, Auditorium. Sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry, 936-5891
Lecture: Elena Campbell, Between Myth and Reality: Pan-Islamism and the “Moslem Question” in Late Imperial Russia, noon, School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies, 647-4185.
Lecture: Zeev Maoz, Missed Opportunities in Israeli-Palestinain Relations: Can We Avoid Repeating Past Mistakes in the Future?, 4-6 p.m., Angell Hall, Auditorium A. Sponsored by the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Center for Political Studies, Department of Political Science and the International Institute, 936-6510.
Lecture: Mbala Nkanga, Revisiting Wole Soyinka’s “A Dance of the Forests:” Knowing the Past and Identity Recognition Today, 4 p.m., 1220 S. University, Room 212. Sponsored by the International Institute’s Center for World Performance Studies, 936-2777.
Lecture: Nancy Tomes, Merchants of Health: American Medicine and Modern Consumer Culture, 4-5:30 p.m., School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Co-sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry and the Science, Technology and Society Program, 615-8482.
Lecture: Theresa Nairus, Seeing Well as You Grow Older, 6-7:30 p.m., Kellogg Eye Center, 320 W. Commerce Road, Milford. Many eye problems can be prevented or corrected if detected in their early stages. Sponsored by the Kellogg Eye Center, Milford, (248) 763-1415.
Lecture and Demonstration: Performance Anxiety and Related Career Problems, 7:30 p.m., Stearns Building. Co-sponsored by the School of Music Outreach Program and the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, 764-0594.
Mini-Course: Study Groups for Seniors, War Continues. Why?, 10-11:30 a.m., Anna Botsford Bach Home, 1422 W. Liberty (see March 12 description).
Recital: Harpsichord Studio Recital, 8 p.m., School of Music, Blanche Anderson Moore Hall. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Roundtable: Faculty Roundtables on Academic Service Learning, 4-5:30 p.m., Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning. This roundtable will provide support, information and resources pertinent to planning and teaching a service-learning course. Sponsored by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, http://www.crlt.umich.edu 764-0505.
Seminar: Michele Cote, Lung Cancer Epidemiology: Identifying High Risk Groups, 3-4 p.m., School of Public Health I, Room 3040. Sponsored by the Department of Epidemiology, 764-5436.
Seminar: Caring for Aging Relatives, 6-8 p.m., Cancer and Geriatrics Center, Room 1139 (see March 12 description).
Tour: U-M Detroit Observatory, 2-5 p.m., 1398 E Ann. It is the oldest observatory in the United States to retain its original telescopes in their mounts. Sponsored by the U-M Detroit Observatory, 763-2230.
Workshop: TOXNET—Toxicology Data Network, 1-3 p.m., Taubman Medical Library, LRC 3950. Sponsored by the Health Sciences Libraries, 763-2037. Registration required to: medical.library@umich.edu.
Workshop: Arts of Zen Teacher Workshop, 4:30-8:45 p.m., Museum of Art. In conjunction with the exhibit, “Arts of Zen,” this workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about the basic principles and practices of Zen through gallery discussion and an array of presentations and activities. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 615-6247.
Workshop: Portraiture Drawing, 6-8 p.m., Michigan League, Room 4. Sponsored by the Michigan League Programming Office, 763-4652. Fee required.
Workshop: Art Therapy and Healing, 7:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History. Scientists are discovering that there are physiological benefits to art therapy. Learn the science behind art therapy as a healing tool and practice with hands-on art activities. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History and the Comprehensive Cancer Center, 764-0478.

Thursday, March 20
Class: Illustrator Introduction, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Room 2078, CSSB. Sponsored by IT Education Services, http://www.itd.umich.edu/education 763-3700. Registration required.
Class: Dreamweaver IV, 1-3 p.m., Room 2074, CSSB. Sponsored by IT Education Services, http://www.itd.umich.edu/education 763-3700. Registration required.
Class: Photoshop I, 1-4 p.m., Room 2078, CSSB. Sponsored by IT Education Services, http://www.itd.umich.edu/education 763-3700. Registration required.
Conference: Women and Girls, the Law and Social Change, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Michigan League, Ballroom. A day-long conference featuring presentations and panel discussions on the topics of women and access to health care, impact of welfare reform, women in prison, women and war, Title IX, violence against women, lesbian/bisexual/transgender rights, and women and work. For a full conference description, registration and fee information, visit http://www.aclumich.org Co-sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, Women’s Studies, and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, 998-7080.
Concert: Folk music by Dev Singh, 12:10 p.m., U-M Hospital, Lobby. Singh accompanies his vocals on a wide variety of acoustic instruments, both familiar and exotic. Sponsored by Gifts of Art, 936-2787.
Guest Lecture and Recital: Gyorgy Sandor, piano, 8 p.m., School of Music, McIntosh Theatre. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Lecture: Earl Lewis, African-American History, 10-11:30 a.m., Kellogg Eye Center, Auditorium. Sponsored by the Geriatrics Center, 998-9351. Registration and fee required.
Lecture: Sarah Horton, Face to Face with the Buddha: Functions of Buddhist Statues in Early Medieval Japan, noon, School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies, 764-6307.
Lecture: Women’s History Month Lunch Speaker Series, noon-1:30 p.m., Harding Mott University Center, Women’s Education Center (WEC), U-M-Flint. U-M-Flint women faculty present their current research and writing. Sponsored by the U-M-Flint WEC, (810) 762-3351.
Lecture: Robert Ben, Understanding the Antifreeze Glycoprotein Mechanisms of Action, 4 p.m., C.C. Little Building, Room 2548. Sponsored by the Program in Medicinal Chemistry, 647-8429.
Lecture: Wole Soyinka, 4 p.m., Michigan League, Henderson Room. Nigerian scholar, playwright and 1986 Nobel Laureate. Sponsored by the International Institute’s Center for World Performance Studies, 936-2777.
Lecture: James Elkins, 5 p.m., Art and Architecture Building, Auditorium. Elkins is a theorist and critic whose writing focuses on the history and theory of images in art, science and nature. Supported by the Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Fund. Sponosred by the School of Art and Design, 936-2082.
Lecture: Ted Wolff, Designing for Security in the Nation’s Capital, 7 p.m., Dana Building, Room 1040. Sponsored by the School of Natural Resources and Environment’s Landscape Architecture Program, 615-0270.
Movie: Vivacious Lady, 7 p.m., Modern Languages Building, Lecture Room II. Sponsored by the Program in Film/Video Studies, 764-0147.
Movie: Talk of the Town, 8:40 p.m., Modern Languages Building, Lecture Room II. Sponsored by the Program in Film/Video Studies, 764-0147.
Opera Theatre: Xerxes by G.F. Handel, 8 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. A tale of jealousy and love. Tickets are required and available at http://www.theatre.music.umich.edu/uprod/uprod html or 764-2538. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594. Tickets required.
Performance: An Evening of German Cabaret, 7 p.m., Museum of Art. In conjunction with the exhibit, “Graphic Visions: German Expressionist Prints and Drawings,” the Museum of Art hosts an evening of song as performed in German Cabaret of the first years of the 20th century. Sponsored by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature, 763-8662.
Recital: Horn Studio Recital, 8 p.m., School of Music, Britton Recital Hall. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Workshop: Health on the Internet, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Medical Science II Building, Room 2802. Sponsored by the Health Sciences Libraries, 763-2037. Registration required to: medical.library@umich.edu.
Workshop: Basic Drawing, 6-8 p.m., Michigan League, Room 4. Sponsored by the Michigan League Programming Office, 763-4652. Fee required.

Friday, March 21
Class: Managing Multiple Projects for Multiple Managers, 9 a.m.-noon. Sponsored by HR Development, http://www.umich.edu/~hraa 764-7410. Registration required.
Class: WWW Getting Started with Web Publishing at U-M, 9 a.m.-noon., Room 2074, CSSB. Sponsored by IT Education Services, http://www.itd.umich.edu/education 763-3700. Registration required.
Class: Sally Fleming Master Class, Gyorgy Sandor, piano, 10:30 a.m., School of Music, Britton Recital Hall. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Class: Flash Introduction, 1-4 p.m., Room 2074, CSSB. Sponsored by IT Education Services, http://www.itd.umich.edu/education 763-3700. Registration required.
Conference: Technologies of Memory: The Atlantic Axis in the Early Modern Period, Forging Identities: Encountering the Colonial, 1:30-3:30 p.m., School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Sponsored by the Atlantic Studies Initiative and Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 936-6480.
Film: Technologies of Memory: The Atlantic Axis in the Early Modern Period conference, Asientos, 3:45-5:15 p.m., School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Sponsored by the Atlantic Studies Initiative and Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 936-6480.
Interview: Wole Soyinka public interview, noon, International Institute, Room 2609. Nigerian scholar, playwright and 1986 Nobel Laureate. Sponsored by the International Institute’s Center for World Performance Studies, 936-2777.
Lecture: Susan Squier, Meditating on Disability and Liminality, noon, Lane Hall, Room 2239. Many people who are disabled have taken up meditation and have written about it. Sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program, 647-0774.
Lecture: Mark Selden, State Terrorism and Human Rights: The United States, Japan and Civilian Victims in Twentieth Century Asian Wars, noon-1:30 p.m., Michigan League, Michigan Room. Sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies, 764-6307.
Lecture: Kofi Agawu, Rhythmic Topoi in West African Music, 4 p.m., Michigan League, Vandenberg Room. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Opera Theatre: Xerxes by G.F. Handel, 8 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre (see March 20 description).
Seminar: Helen Couclelis, Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries in the Urban and Regional Context, 1-5 p.m., Art and Architecture Building, Room 2104. Sponsored by the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 764-1300.
Seminar: Daphna Oyserman, When Identity Engenders Action, 3-4:30 p.m., Business School, Room E0540. Sponsored by the Yaffe Center for Persuasive Communication, 764-0118.
Showcase: Performing Arts Technology Showcase, 8 p.m., School of Music, Britton Recital Hall. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Symposium: Can Managed Care Survive Today’s Challenges?, noon-2:30 p.m., U-M Hospital, Ford Amphitheater. This symposium will explore the current challenges to managed-care medical insurance and the prospects for the system’s survival in the face of rapidly rising medical costs, employer and employee resistance to premium increases, and federal and state policy changes. Sponsored by the Medical School’s Forum on Health Policy, 615-8334.
Symposium: Earth & Sky: Islamic Science in the Ottoman Era, 1-5 p.m., Michigan Union, Pendleton Room. A symposium focusing on the contributions of Islamic science to astronomy and geography. Sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, 764-0350.

Saturday, March 22
Charity Event: Hearts on Ice Hockey Challenge, U-M cardiology and surgery teams face off to score funds for heart transplant patients, 5 p.m., Yost Ice Arena. The event will raise funds for cardiac surgery transplant patients who cannot afford the cost of post-operative medications. The U-M Health System (UMHS) teams will be joined by U-M alumni and members of the Ann Arbor police and fire departments. Last year’s game raised $2,000 for the transplant fund. A drawing will be held for seats in a suite at Joe Louis Arena for a Detroit Red Wings game during the 2003-2004 season. Sponsored by the UMHS Section of the Cardiac Surgery and Division of Cardiology, 763-8988. Tickets, which include the raffle, required.
Concert: Third Annual “Fin-de-Siecle” Concert, 8 p.m., School of Music, McIntosh Theatre. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Conference: Technologies of Memory: The Atlantic Axis in the Early Modern Period, Inscriptions and Mediations, Others and Selves, 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.; Image, Body, Performance, 3-5 p.m., School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Sponsored by the Atlantic Studies Initiative and Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 936-6480.
Event: Journey to Mars Discovery Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History. Activities include: a talk by former NASA astronaut Tony England; a tour of the on-line Mars photo and video archive with NASA’s Jim Fitzgerald; a scale model of the Mars Habitation Model, hosted by The Mars Society; a live feed from the Michigan Mars Rover Team test site in Utah; displays and activities by U-M aerospace engineering students; The Mars Show planetarium show; and Michigan Mars Rover Team photos. Sponsored by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 764-0478. Fee for planetarium shows.
Lecture: Technologies of Memory: The Atlantic Axis in the Early Modern Period conference, Walter Mignolo, An Other Paradigm: Second Thoughts on “The Darker Side of the Renaissance,” 9:45 a.m., School of Social Work Building, Room 1636. Sponsored by the Atlantic Studies Initiative and Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 936-6480.
Lecture: Saturday Morning Physics, Henry Griffin, Radioactivity: Glow Blue!, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Dennison Hall, Room 170. Despite the title of this session, radiations associated with radioactivity are rarely visible. What are the various types of radioactivity and detectors that can see them? Sponsored by the Department of Physics, 764-4437.
Opera Theatre: Xerxes by G.F. Handel, 8 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre (see March 20 description).
Planetarium Show: The Mars Show, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see March 15 description).
Workshop: Earth & Sky: Islamic Science in the Ottoman Era, 10 a.m.-noon, Michigan Union, Anderson Room D. A teacher workshop on Islamic scientific instruments. Sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, 764-0350.

Sunday, March 23
Concert: Latin Jazz Ensemble, Honors Combos and the Pat Seymour Combo, 7:30 p.m., School of Music, McIntosh Theatre. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Event: Family Day, Responding to Art, Responding to Nature, Youth Art Month Celebration, 1-5 p.m., Museum of Art. The Museum of Art celebrates its current exhibitions and National Youth Art Month with a family-friendly afternoon of activities. Visitors can visit hands-on tables featuring projects developed by several Ann Arbor Art teachers and view nature-themed works throughout the museum. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, 763-8662.
Opera Theatre: Xerxes by G.F. Handel, 2 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre (see March 20 description).
Planetarium Show: The Stars of Spring, 1:30 & 3:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see March 15 description).
Planetarium Show: The Mars Show, 2:30 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History (see March 15 description).
Tour: Dinosaurs, 2 p.m., Exhibit Museum of Natural History. Free, 30-minute, docent-led tour of the dinosaur exhibits. Sign up day of the tour. Limit 15 people. Sponsored by the U-M Credit Union, 764-0478.

Monday, March 24
Class: Dreamweaver V, 1-3 p.m., Room 2074, CSSB. Sponsored by IT Education Services, http://www.itd.umich.edu/education 763-3700. Registration required.
Class: Excel III, 1-4 p.m., Room 2078, CSSB. Sponsored by IT Education Services, http://www.itd.umich.edu/education 763-3700. Registration required.
Concert: Symphony Band Wind Ensemble, 8 p.m., School of Music, McIntosh Theatre. Sponsored by the School of Music, 764-0594.
Lecture: Kinga Frojimovics, Relations Between Orthodox and Liberal Judaism (Neology) in Interwar Hungary, noon, Frieze Building, Room 3040, Frankel Center Library. Sponsored by the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, 615-1287.
Lecture: Series on Gender in Science, Technology and Medicine, Joan Cadden, Are “Sodomites” Like Women? Scientific Theories from Medieval Europe, 4-5:30 p.m., School of Social Work Building, Room 1644. Sponsored by the Science, Technology and Society Program, 615-8482.
Lecture: Salima Ikram, Pilgrims, Prayers and Packages: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt, 5:30 p.m., Angell Hall, Auditorium C. Co-sponsored by the Kelsey Museum, Institute for the Humanities, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies and the Museum Studies Program.
Lecture: Franz Dieleman Smart Growth in Randstad Holland?, 6 p.m., Art and Architecture Building, Room 2104. Sponsored by the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 764-1300.
Panel: Women in the Aftermath of War: Building and Rebuilding the Nation, 3-5 p.m., Lane Hall, Room 2239. Sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and the Women’s Studies Program, 936-6510.
Panel: Writing Careers: Women Reflect on Building a Career Around the Love of Writing, 7-8:30 p.m., Center for the Education of Women (CEW). If you dream of a writing career, join this panel of local writers working in a range of venues. Sponsored by CEW, 998-7080.
Workshop: Yukiko Tsunoda and Evalyn Ursua, Women, the Law and Social Policy: Perspectives from Japan and the Philippines, 4-5 p.m., Hutchins Hall, Room 132. Sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law, 764-0535.