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Michael Moore (x 2)

Filmmaker Michael Moore will visit the University's Dearborn and Ann Arbor campuses this week.

The Society of Journalists and the Student Activities Office at U-M-Dearborn will host "An Afternoon with Michael Moore" at 1 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Fieldhouse. Doors open at noon.

Tickets, free to U-M-Dearborn students and $5 for the general public, are available at the Student Activities Office, 2106 University Center. For more information, call (313) 410-5843 or (313) 593-5390.

Moore also will speak at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in Hill Auditorium. His Ann Arbor appearance is sponsored by the Michigan Student Assembly's Peace and Justice Commission.

The Hill show is sold-out.

SPH to host global health symposium

The School of Public Health (SPH) will host the symposium "Global Health: The Challenge of Inequality" from
8:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 4 in Rackham Auditorium.

The symposium will bring together the school community to focus on the public health problem. Members of the public and the University are welcome at morning presentations.

Presentations include:

• Welcome by SPH Dean Noreen Clark, 8:30-8:45 a.m.

• World Population Aging, Inequality and Health, Eileen Crimmins, Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, 8:45-9:30 a.m.

• Occupational and Environmental Health Risks: National and International Patterns and Causes, Thomas Robins, SPH Department of Environmental Health Sciences, 9:30-10:15 a.m.

• Poverty, Economic Growth and Gender Equity: Impacts on Health, Gita Sen, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

• Emerging Infectious Diseases: Global Patterns and Causes, James Hughes, National Center for Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Assistant Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service, 11:15 a.m.-noon.

For more information, visit: or send an e-mail to

Dealing HeArts & Hope to children

Jill Sonke-Henderson, co-founder and co-director of the Center for the Arts in Healthcare Research and Education at the University of Florida, will deliver a guest lecture at 3 p.m. Oct. 5 in the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Maternal Child Health Center Auditorium.
Sonke-Henderson (Courtesy SPH)

Sonke-Henderson will discuss assessing the effectiveness of technology- based arts interventions on pain and symptom management in pediatric patients with cancer and sickle cell disease.

Florida's Project HeArts & Hope is designed to improve the well-being of ill children in and out of hospitals through a secure network that offers arts programming, palliative care and peer mentoring. Working with artists and technology partners from around the country, the university is creating a network of streaming video resources.

The project will test the impact of video streaming via LAN, and a menu-driven interface as tools to evaluate symptoms and determine levels of pain and anxiety.

The lecture is sponsored by U-M's "This is Your Brain" Project, Gifts of Art, and the Life Sciences, Values, and Society Program.

For more information, call (734) 936-2787 or e-mail

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