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First of two Wallenberg lectures is Feb. 9
(Photo courtesy University Of Chicago)

Saskia Sassen will deliver the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning's Wallenberg Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the auditorium of the Art and Architecture Building.

Sassen is the Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago and Centennial Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics.

She will discuss "Building Belonging: Citizens and Aliens in the Global City."

Sassen says, "Even as we live through a time when the politics of belonging are being renationalized, the distinctions between citizenship and alienage are becoming blurred. Cities are a place where this becomes particularly likely and legible. Through their daily practices, both citizens and aliens build belonging."

Civil rights pioneer to visit U-M

Ernest Green, one of nine African American students escorted by federal troops into Little Rock's all-white Central High School in 1957, will be the featured speaker in a discussion titled, "School Desegregation in the 20th Century: The Long Shadow of Little Rock" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in Rackham Auditorium.

Green will be joined by Senior Vice Provost Lester Monts, who grew up in Little Rock and attended the school a few years after Green. The panel also will include Waldo Martin Jr., a University of California, Berkeley, history professor and author of "Brown v. Board of Education: A Brief History with Documents" and "The Mind of Frederick Douglass."

Play to bring curtain down on festival

JoAnna Spanos plays Nina, a young actress ready for stardom, in "The Quick-Change Room." The play will run Feb. 12-15 at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater. (Photo by Peter Smith Photography)

The Department of Theatre and Drama will present "The Quick-Change Room: Scenes from a Revolution" at 8 p.m. Feb. 12-14 and 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater in the Michigan League.

Tickets are $15 and $20—$8 for students with ID—for the final stage presentation in the University's "Celebrating St. Petersburg: 300 Years of Cultural Brilliance" festival.

Tickets are available at the League Ticket Office, at (734) 764-2538, or online at'

Expo highlights student projects

The School of Information will host its annual expoSItion of information management projects 2-5 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Haven Hall lobby.

The expo will demonstrate student skills in Web development, E-commerce, community networking, usability, information management, archiving, databases, digital imaging and other topics.

For more information, call (734) 615-8294 or visit

Valentine's Day gig, eh?

Canadian Brass will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 in Hill Auditorium. (Photo courtesy University Musical Society)

Canadian Brass will return to Ann Arbor for a Valentine's Day Concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 in Hill Auditorium.

The quintet received the University Musical Society's Distinguished Artist Award in 1999.

Tickets range from $10-40 and can be purchased by calling (734) 764-2538.




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