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Top-selling Israeli novelist to lecture
Ronit Matalon, one of a group of young Israeli writers who are exploring issues confronting their country and the Middle East through fiction, will present a pair of lectures Oct. 6-7.
Matalon is author of the 2003 novel “Bliss,” a best seller in Israel. It explores the friendship of two women, one burning with a sense of national guilt about her country’s treatment of Palestinians, the other passive.

From 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 6, at the Ann Arbor District Library, Matalon will speak on “Excuse me for telling you, but…: On Writing, Imagination, Identity and Two Billion Hungry People.” Her noon lecture Oct. 7 in Room 2239 of Lane Hall is titled, “Out of Time, Out of Place: Our Immigration and Identity.”

The program is sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, Institute for Humanities, Program in Women’s Studies, and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

Faculty Women’s Club presents fall reception
The Faculty Women’s Club (FWC) will host its Annual Fall Reception and light buffet from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Michigan League Ballroom.

The event kicks off the 2005-06 year of new activities and the 84th anniversary of the club’s founding. The FWC welcomes all faculty women, wives and female partners of faculty. Come and learn more about the group’s programs and social events.

Members can sign up for interest sections that include art, books, bridge, gardening, languages, drama and sports. The club also promotes service to the University through hospitality and the FWC Endowment Fund. For more information call Andrea Smith at 327-8936 or Daryl Hafter at 995-4918.

GLRC marks 10th anniversary with series
The Great Lakes Radio Consortium (GLRC), an award-winning environmental news service, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a series that looks at the 10 greatest threats to the Great Lakes.

More than 30 stories are included in “Ten Threats to the Great Lakes,” which runs through the end of November.

Produced by Michigan Radio, the GLRC provides a no-cost weekly service of environmental news and information that can be heard on more than 150 public radio stations in 20 states, and via podcast and the Internet at

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