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Post-tsunami Indonesia focus of talk Sept. 19

A U-M alumnae now working with the president of Indonesia will be on campus today (Sept. 19) to discuss environmental issues facing Indonesia eight months after a tsunami killed more than 200,000 people throughout the region.

Amanda Katili-Niode will discuss current environmental issues facing Indonesia, including population and population control, tsunami damage and recovery, forest exploitation, endangered species, the human-environmental conflict, haze issues facing the entire Southeast Asia maritime region and global warming. The talk is from 4:30-6 p.m. at in Room 2609 of the School of Social Work Building.

Katili-Niode is an environmental specialist who holds a doctorate from the School of Natural Resources & Environment (SNRE). She is visiting the United States accompanying Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Event sponsors are the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the International Institute, SNRE, and the Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

For more information, visit

Annual Out of the Darkness walk shines light on depression

Every 18 minutes in the United States, a life is lost to suicide.

To raise awareness, the fourth annual Out of the Darkness walk, at 10 a.m. Sept. 24 at Pioneer High School, will feature live music, a bake sale, clowns, face painting and an education tent with reading materials about depression, mental illness, suicide and more.

"Early detection and treatment of depression can prevent suicide," says walk co-organizer Tammy Landry, of the Ann Arbor Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). "We can't afford to lose another life, or to let people suffer in darkness because they don't recognize or can't get adequate help for their depression."

Registration for the walk begins at 9 a.m. Strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome. Walkers are encouraged to collect donations; registration is free. Proceeds will fund depression education and suicide prevention programs.

Prizes go to walkers who raise $150 or more. Registration is available online at For more information or to volunteer, e-mail The event is sponsored by the Depression Center and AFSP.

Jazz great Sonny Rollins opens UMS jazz series

The University Musical Society (UMS) 2005-06 jazz series will open with a performance by tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins at 8 p.m. Oct. 1 in Hill Auditorium.

A titan of the tenor sax, Rollins live performances are viewed by many as living history. One of the surviving icons from a golden era of jazz, Rollins has shared the stage with legendary musicians Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, John Coltrane and Miles Davis.

For tickets or for more information, contact UMS at (734) 764-2538 or online at Tickets are also available at the Michigan League Ticket Office from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

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