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It's all Greek to me

What did you study when
you were a student?
I studied classics, so I
spent most of my undergradu-
ate years learning Latin and
Greek. I came into college with
the, idea that I was interested
in history and I thought, "Well,
let's start with the Greeks.
That sounds like a good start-
ing point and I'll gradually
move forward through time."
But I got hooked on the Greeks.
Which classes do you
teach?
I teach a whole range of
classes. At the undergradu-

ate level I teach language
classes. I'm teaching a course
on Herodotus - the so-called
father of history - the one
who founded the whole genre
of historical writings.
Can you tell me about
yourbook "Exile, Ostracism
and Democracy: The Poli-
tics of Expulsion in Ancient
Greece"?
My first book was on ostra-
cism. That goes back to a legal
practice of the Athenians
where they had a formal vote
on whether they wanted to
exile anybody from the city for
10 years. People were puzzled

about that. My book is trying
to explain that it was actually
fairly democratic - it was a
popular vote.
What are some of your
research techniques?,
One of my favorite tech-
niques with these texts is to
read between the lines - to
pick out the episodes that
aren't the major wars or major
figures. But what are the inci-
dental episodes along the
way and what do they reveal
about the culture? It's reading r
against the grain.
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CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

A fine forgery
WHERE: 1500 Medical
Center
WHEN: Monday at about
12:15 p.m.
WHAT: A fake, 1950 $10
bill was taped toa cafeteria
office window, University
Police reported. The bill
was taken into evidence.
Fearsome
foursome
WHERE: Michigan Union
WHEN: Tuesday at about
1:05 pm
WHAT: Four males, alleged
to be between 15 and 16
years old, are suspected
of stealing a cellphone
from an information desk,
University Police reported.
They were also seen taking
a $1 bill from Amer's tip jar.

Up and down
WHERE: Hatcher
Graduate Library
WHEN: Monday at about
1:10 p.m.
WHAT: Two Emancipation
Proclamation posters
in a south elevator were
removed from frames and
crumpled on the floor,
University Police reported.
There are no suspects.
The writing in
the wood
WHERE: Thayer Building
WHEN: Monday at about
8:55 a.m.
WHAT: Five inches of
undechipherable text was
discovered etched into
a wooden.balcony edge,
University Police reported.
There are no suspects.

Election
prediction
WHAT: Michael Lewis-
Beck, a University alum and
professor at University of
Iowa will discuss the likely
outcome of this year's elec-
tion. Lewis-Beck is one of
the world's experts on elec-
tion forecasting.
WHO: Political Science
Department
WHEN: Today at noon
WHERE: Michigan League
Michigan Room .
Mosque talk .
WHAT: A panel will
discuss the role of the
Mosque in Islam in Detroit
and the United States.
WHO: Center for Middle
Eastern and North African
Studies
WHEN: Today from 1 p.m.
to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan League
Vandenberg room

Change in
policy
WHAT: A discussion open
to members of the Univer-
sity community to discuss
the ways thatthe definitions
of sexual misconduct are
changing on campus.
WHO: Office of Student
Conflict Resolution
WHEN: Today from 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union
Anderson Rooms A, B and C
Engineering
abroad
WHAT: A seminar for
Engineering students
will provide insight into
securing international
engineering internships.
WHO: The Career Center
WHEN: Tonight from 5
p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Herbert H. Dow
Building, room 1014

Lance Armstrong
stepped down as chair-
man of the Livestrong
Foundation on Wednesday,
CNN reported. The change
comes in the wake of a series
of doping allegations which
have been exposed in the past
week.
Spending 36 hours in
The Nichols Arbore-
tum uncovers the hid-
den entertainment and
secrets of the beloved enclo-
sure. FOR MORE, SEE THE B-SIDE
INSIDE
A new study
suggests that taking
multivitamins may
decrease the risk of
cancer, The New York Times
reported. After surveying
15,000 older men, those who
took daily vitamins were 8
percent less likely to have
cancer--

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Chinese economy slows

FDR memorial park dedicated in
NYC after decades of legal disputes

Economy grew at
7.4 percent in the
third quarter
BEIJING (AP) - China's eco-
nomic growth tumbled to the
lowest in more than three years
in the latest quarter but retail
sales and investment improved
in a possible sign a painful
slump might be stabilizing.
The world's second-largest
economy grew 7.4 percent in
the three months ending in Sep-
tember, data showed Thursday.
That was down from the previ-
ous quarter's 7.6 percent and the
lowest since the first quarter of
2009.
Retail sales rose 14.4 per-
cent, a small acceleration over
the first half of the year, and
investment in industrial assets

and some other indicators also
showed small improvements.
"Judging from the third
quarter figures, we can see a
clear sign of steady economic
growth," said Sheng Laiyun,
spokesman for the National
Bureau of Statistics, at a news
conference. "There is a smaller
margin of decline and some
major indicators have been
growing faster."
Analysts expect China's eco-
nomic growth to rebound late
this year or early next year but
say a recovery is likely ti be too
weak to drive global growth
without improvement in the
United States and Europe.
The slowdown is due large-
ly to government lending and
investment controls imposed
to cool an overheated economy
and inflation. But the down-
turn worsened sharply lastyear

after global demand for Chi-
nese goods plunged unexpect-
edly.
The government has cut
interest rates twice since early
June and is injecting money
into the economy through high
investment by state companies
and spending on building air-
ports, subways and other pub-
lic works. But authorities have
avoided launching a massive
stimulus after huge spending in
response to the 2008 global cri-
sis fueled inflation and a waste-
ful building boom.
Premier Wen Jiabao, the
country's top economic offi-
cial, said Wednesday growth
appeared to be stabilizing and
he expressed confidence the
country can meet its official
targets for the year. Wen gave
no growth forecast or a possible.
time frame for a recovery.

Monument erected
on Roosevelt Island
in the East River
NEW YORK (AP) - Dignitar-
ies on Wednesday dedicated a
new memorial state park over-
looking the United Nations to
former President Franklin Roos-
evelt.
The Franklin D. Roosevelt
Four Freedoms Park, on an island
in the East River, "will stand for-
ever as a monument to the man
who brought us through the
Great Depression and brought us
victory over great evil," Mayor
Michael Bloomberg told several
hundred people at the dedication
ceremony, celebrating a design 40
years in the making.
Former President Bill Clinton
said Roosevelt's dream for a bet-
ter world "is still the right dream
for America" and the park should

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The memorial sits on the southern tip oft2-mile-long Roosevelt Island between Man-
hattan and Queens.

remind the nation his lofty goals
are worth pursuing.
The triangular park is named
after Roosevelt's 1941 State of
the Union address, known as the
Four Freedoms Speech, given
before America got involved in
World War II. Roosevelt said
the way to justify the enormous
sacrifice of war was to create a
world centered on four essential
human freedoms: freedom of
speech and expression, freedom
of worship, freedom from want
and freedom from fear. The
words were later incorporated
into the charter of the United
Nations.
The park sits on Roos-
evelt Island, a 2-mile slice of
land between Manhattan and
Queens. The 4-acre expanse
of green is flanked by 120 trees
leading to a colossal bronze bust
of Roosevelt at the threshold of a
white granite open-air plaza.
The statue is an enlargement
of a 28-inch bust of Roosevelt,
also a New York governor, cre-
ated by American sculptor Jo
Davidson. It sits in a stone niche
on the back of which a passage
from the Four Freedoms speech
is carved. The statue sits a mere
300 yards across the river from
the headquarters of the United

Nations, which Roosevelt helped
found.
The park will open to the pub-
lic on Oct. 24.
Former U.S. Ambassador to
the U.N. William vanden Heuvel,
chairman of the Franklin D. Roo-
sevelt Four Freedoms Park LLC,
said, "We hope visitors of differ-
ent ages will understand that the
four freedoms are the core values
of democracy and that each gen-
eration has to be sure to protect
them."
Gov. Nelson Rockefeller
and Mayor John Lindsay first
announced creation of the
memorial park and appointed.
Louis Kahn as its architect
in 1973. Vanden Heuvel, who
was there that day, said Kahn
completed the drawings a year
later. That year, Rockefeller
became vice president, and
the city verged on bankruptcy.
With no money, the park was
shelved.
The project was revived by
vanden Heuvel in 2005 after. an
Oscar-nominated documentary
about Kahn, "My Architect,"
brought renewed interest.
Over the next seven years, $53
million was raised, $34 million
from private donors. The rest
came from the city and the state.

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