In Brief

Betty Friedan and the Cold War

American historian Daniel Horowitz will speak on Betty Friedan, the Cold War, and American Feminism Thursday, February 6, at 7 p.m., in Room 1-101, Dewey Hall.

Horowitz, author of The Morality of Consumption, is a professor of history and American studies at Smith College. His talk is the second in this year's Verne Moore Lectures Series presented by the Department of History.

Admission is free, and all are welcome.

Employee activities

The Employee Activities Program is now being conducted by the Office of Conference and Special Events, x5-7942. All printed activities information--brochures, flyers, etc.--is distributed from Room 152, Administration Building. A satellite distribution point is located outside the Medical Center Bookstore, near the ATM machine.

Ticket sale locations are: the Medical Center Cashier's Office and the Bookstore, the River Campus Parking Office and Bursar's Office, the Eastman School Business Office, and the Memorial Art Gallery.

Research project

The Mt. Hope Family Center is conducting a research project with children between the ages of nine and 12 and their mothers. One interview is required, and participating families receive $20 for their time.

For more information, call x5-2991.

Values and leadership

"If a democracy is such a good idea, why doesn't it always work?" That's the question that a workshop at the University will explore.

The workshop, Values and Leadership: Democratic Schools for a Democratic Society, will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 8, in Wilson Commons. Educators, parents, and professionals are encouraged to attend.

The workshop will feature keynote speaker Dr. Gary L. Anderson. Co-author of The Micropolitics of Educational Leadership: From Control to Empowerment, Anderson is associate professor in educational administration at the University of New Mexico.

For information, call x5-7833.

Poetry reading

Poet Nikky Finney will read from her work on Friday, January 31, at 8 p.m., in the Faculty Club and sign her book, Rice, at a reception at 9:30 p.m. The reading is part of a poetry conference being held on the River Campus that weekend

Finney has been invited to read her work at numerous conferences and universities and has won numerous awards, including the Mary Magdalene Literary Award from the African American Women's Literary Council. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Kentucky at Lexington.

For more information on the conference, call x5-4092.

How to create

A free series of lecture-presentations on the art of creating, Exploring the Creative Process, presented on Wednesdays, from 8 to 9:30 p.m., January 29 through April 2, in the Spurrier Gym Dance Studio.

On January 29, Cathie Caraker, an independent dance performer, choreographer and teacher, investigates the experiential anatomy of the body and its innate states of movement and mind. On February 5, Scott McCarney, an artist and designer, will talk, among other things, about his theory of books as vessels that represent the collection and storage of knowledge.

For more information, call 586-3731.

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