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Poet to perform

Poet Paul Muldoon will be in residence at the University Oct. 25-29.

He will deliver the lecture "In Person: 'Autopsychography'" at 5 p.m. Oct. 25 in Room D1270 of Davidson Hall. He will give a poetry reading at 8 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Michigan Union's Pendleton Room.

Muldoon received the 2004 American Ireland Fund Literary Award and 2004 Shakespeare Award. The Times Literary Supplement called him "the most significant English-language poet born since the second World War."

His visit is sponsored by the Department of English and Office of the Provost.

For more information, call (734) 615-3710.

Awards aplenty at Rackham Oct. 26

The 2004 John H. D'Arms Awards for Distinguished Faculty Mentoring in the Humanities and the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Awards will be presented 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 26 in Rackham Amphitheatre. A reception will follow.

Recipients of the D'Arms Awards are Katherine M. Verdery, the Eric R. Wolf Professor of Anthropology and faculty associate, Center for Russian and East European Studies, and Michael C. Schoenfeldt, professor of English language & literature.

Recipients of the GSI Awards are Jim Brown (mathematics), Tyler Cornelius (American culture), Sarah Croco (political science), Steven Daskal, (philosophy), Jennie Evenson (English language & literature), Thomas Flores (political science), Erika Gasser (history), Katherine Guthrie (economics), Anne-Lise Halvorsen (School of Education), Britt Halvorson (anthropology), Christie Hartley (philosophy), Madelaine Hron (comparative literature), Katia Koelle (ecology & evolutionary biology), Julie Konik (psychology), Christopher A. Lee, (School of Information), Jonathan Lanning, (economics), Erika Lunkenheimer, (psychology), Jennifer L. Palmer (Women's Studies Program), Michael Rimier (economics) and Mila Shevchenko, (Slavic languages and literatures).

For more information, call (734) 647-2644.

The New Yorker college tour plays Ann Arbor

The New Yorker magazine's first-ever college tour kicks off at U-M Oct. 26. The program features in-class visits by New Yorker writers, editors and artists; free daytime on-campus lectures; readings, signings and discussions; and three consecutive evenings of pop culture programming.

The full program of events is available at: Net proceeds from evening events will go to undergraduate scholarship programs at the University. The New Yorker also is offering special subscription rates for students.

Free afternoon programs open to the public:

Oct. 26, 4 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in the Michigan League—Investigative reporter Seymour M. Hersh will talk with New Yorker editor David Remnick

Oct. 27, 4 p.m., Mendelssohn Theatre—New Yorker fiction writers Aleksandar Hemon and Antonya Nelson will read from their work and talk with fiction editor Cressida Leyshon

Oct. 28, noon, Vandenberg Room in the Michigan League—Lunchtime standup comedy with New Yorker humor writer Andy Borowitz; 4 p.m., Mendelssohn Theatre—"Searching for the Story" with New Yorker reporters Tad Friend, Mark Singer, Elsa Walsh and Lawrence Wright.

Evening programs that require tickets:

Oct. 28, 7 p.m., Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St.—Preview screening of the film "Finding Neverland," starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslett, followed by New Yorker film critic David Denby in conversation with director Marc Forster

Oct. 29, 8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main St.—An evening of conversation with New Yorker humor writer Andy Borowitz and actress and comedian Amy Sedaris

Oct. 30, 8 p.m., The Ark—Fiction Live, a night of contemporary fiction from the pages of the magazine read by Broadway actors.

Tickets for evening events are available at the Michigan Union Ticket Office 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, at any Ticketmaster outlet, or by phone at (714) 763-8587.

Humanities to host human rights conference Nov. 4

The Institute for the Humanities is sponsoring "Human Rights, Political Violence and the Global South," a day-long conference to compare the course and aftermath of recent and massive human rights violations in Africa and Latin America and their implications for concepts and practices of human rights.

The conference will be 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Rackham Amphitheatre. The conference is made possible by the Andrew Mellon Foundation, which funded the institute's new Global Fellowship Program.

The morning panel will focus on Africa and asks: "Could Human Beings Be More Human?" José Kagabo—a Rwandan who lives in Paris and teaches in the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)—will share the podium with Florence Kayiraba, the mayor of Kigali, Rwanda; Houari Touati, EHESS; and Alison Des Forges, an expert witness from Human Rights Watch.

Joining Hilda Sabato—a historian from the University of Buenos Aires—for the afternoon panel will be Mantilla (law) and Félix Reátegui (sociology), both from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, and Roberto Kant de Lima (anthropology) of the Universidade Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro. They will address the project of human rights in postwar societies, paradoxes of legal equality, the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and recent state terrorism in Argentina.

For information call (734) 936-3518 or visit

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