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UCLA alumnus makes near-historic donation

Los Angeles attorney
Harry Sigman funds under-
graduate Israeli studies
The University of Califor-
nia, Los Angeles will receive a
$900,000 donation from Harry
Sigman, an alum and Los Angeles
attorney,foritsYounes and Soraya
NazarianCenterforIsraelStudies,
The Daily Bruin reported Friday.
Sigman donated the money
for undergraduate scholarships
to study in Israel, a graduate fel-
lowship as well as lecture series
and panels on Israel that are
open to students and the public
all under his name.
This donation was the sec-
ond-largest the Nazarian Center
has received.

Duke University endow-
ment sets new record
At the end of the 2013 fis-
cal year, Duke University's
endowment totals reached $7
billion dollars, which set a
new record for the university,
The Chronicle reported Mon-
day.
The growth was a result of a
20.1 percent return from invest-
ments and was a $1 billion dol-
lar increase from the 2012 fiscal
year.
The previous endowment's
peak was valued at $6.1 billion
in 2008 before the economic
downturn.

Tom Zilke of Zilke Farms sells produce at the Law
School's Fall Health and Wellness Fair at South Hall
Tuesday.

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

Dinner and
trivia night
WHAT: Food and
competition come together
at Pizza House tonight at
the Michigan Aviators'
first social event of the
year.
WHO: Michigan Aviators
WHEN: Today at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Pizza House, 618
Church Street

Foreign Service Improv comedy Thief lecture
career event auditions WHAT: Investigative

University of Maryland
donors open new resource
room
Donors John and Stella
Graves officially opened the
John and Stella Graves Mak-
erSpace resource room at the
University of Maryland, The
Diamondback reported Tues-
day.
This MakerSpace resource
room allows students to sup-
port and use new technologies,
including 3-D printers, Google
Glass and a vinyl cutter.
Students, faculty and staff
can use this room by making an
online appointment.
-JACK TURMAN
T H REE T HINGS YOU
SH OULD KNOW TODAY
1 TOn Tuesday, the CDC
said that the West Afri-
can Ebola outbreak could
total 1.4 million cases by
January if there is not prop-
er intervention, ABC News
reported. The outbreak start-
ed six months and there have
been 5, 357 reported cases.
The number of this
year's student season
ticket holders have
declined by 40 percent from
last year. What does this
mean for Big House culture
and tradition?
FOR MORE, SEE STATEMENT, PAGE 1B
Cuddlr is a new app
that allows people to
cuddle with strangers,
the Huffington Post reported
on Tuesday. Cuddlr is similar
to Tinder, except with the
dating aspect involved. Cud-
dlr includes photos, names
and upvotes and downvotes.

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WHAT: Students who
want to work for the U.S.
Department of State can hear
from a diplomat in residence.
WHO: International
Institute
WHEN: Today from 12 p.m.
to 1 p.m.
WHERE: School of Social
Work, Room 1644

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WHAT: Images of Identi-
ties are hosting auditions.
They advocate not just
humor, but being able to
think on your feet.
WHO: Images of Identities
WHEN: Today at 9 p.m.
WHERE: Angell Hall Audi-
toriums

journalist Michael Blanding
will lecture on a map thief
who stole $3 million worth
of antique maps.
WHO: William L. Clements
Library
WHEN: Today from 6 p.m.
to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Hatcher
Graduate Library

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WHAT: Students can
prepare for the upcoming
job search and fall
recruiting during open
advising and a question and
answer session. Experts
will be on hand to field
questions.
WHO: The Career Center
WHEN: Today at noon
WHERE: The Career
Center, Student Activities
Building

WHAT: Johns Hopkins
University professor Ralph
Lorenz will lecture on new
discoveries on Saturn's
largest, most ecologically-
diverse moon, Titan.
WHO: Cooperative
Institute for Limnology and
Ecosystems Resarch
WHEN: Today from 3:30
p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan
League, Hussey Room

WHAT: This lecture is
part of the Confucius
Institute's Chinese Arts
and Culture Festival and
will focus on analyzing
Chinese cultural and
aesthetic concepts in
traditional music.
WHO: Confucius Institute
WHEN: Today from 12
p.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan
League, Koessier Room

WHAT: "Finding Mr. Right'
(2013) is a romantic comedy
set in Seattle and Beijing.
WHO: Confucious Institute
WHEN: Today at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan The-
atre
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ethnic minority
in increasingly
intolerant China
BEIJING (AP) - A life sen-
tence given to a moderate Chinese
scholar on Tuesday showsthe rul-
ing Communist Party is cutting
off dialogue on ethnic tensions
and could backfire by radicalizing
minorities, scholars and analysts
said.
A court found economics pro-
fessor Ilham Tohti, an ethnic
Uighur Muslim, guilty of separat-
ism and sentenced him to life in
prison.It wasthe most severe pen-
alty in a decade for illegal political
speech in China and eclipsed the
11-year jail sentence given Nobel
Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo
on subversion charges.
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:e me who ... work on China says it faces grave terror
-eat concern about our threats, particularly in Xinjiang,
academic freedom," the ancestral home of Uighurs.
said after Tuesday's Riots in 2009 in the regional capi-
requesting anonym- tal of Urumqi killed nearly 200
of fear of punishment people, according to the govern-
rities. ment, and violence over the past
thti is seen asa moder- year and a half has left more than
ith ties to both ethnic 300 people dead, nearly half shot
nd the Han Chinese by police in a strike-hard cam-
A Communist Party paign by the government to fight
d professor at Beijing's what it calls terrorist cells.
iversity, he ran the Beijing has blamed the unrest
ghur Online that high- on foreign-influenced terror-
es affectingthe ethnic lots seeking a separate state. But
many Muslim Uighurs bristle
:ence of life imprison- under Beijing's heavy-handed
very disturbing mes- restrictions on their religious life
e door to dialogue is and resent the influx of the Han
ause this scholar pro- majority into their homeland.
ilogue between the For years, Ilham Tohti has
d the Chinese intellec- been speaking openly about the
Willy Lam, a political problems in his home region. "At
the City University of present in Xinjiang, the exclu-
. "Beijing's message is sion of and discrimination against
o not look to dialogue Uighurs is quite systematic, with
ghurs but suppression." the government leading the way,"
he said in an interview with Voice
of America last year, following a
deadly attack involving Uighurs
in the heart of Beijing.
Prosecutors said Ilham Tohti
was the ringleader of "a criminal
gang seeking to split the coun-
try" and "caused severe harm to
national security and social sta-
bility." His lawyers said the schol-
ar's remarks - on the Internet,
in his classrooms or with foreign
media - did not advocate separat-
ism and instead sought to resolve
the region's ethnic tensions.
4 James Leibold, a scholar of
ethnic policies at La Trobe Uni-
8 versity of Melbourne, said Ilham
Tohti "made a positive, moderate,
5 7 and courageous contribution to
the ongoing discussion on China's
ethnic policy" and his life sen-
3 tence is a "real tragedy."
"The sentencing will clearly
9 have a chilling effect on other
minority scholars, especially
those within the Uighur and
2 4 Tibetan communities, whose
voices and opinions are clearly
crucial to fixingsome of the prob-
lems with China's ethnic policies
and creating an environment

United States, other
Western powers
pledge to halt
deforestation by 2030
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -
In the first international test
for his climate-change strat-
egy, President Barack Obama
pressed world leaders Tuesday
to follow the United States' lead
on the issue, even as a United
Nations summit revealed the
many obstacles that still stand in
the way of wider agreements to
reduce heat-trapping pollution.
"The United States has made
ambitious investments in clean
energy and ambitious reductions
in our carbon emissions," Obama
said. "Today I call on all coun-
tries to join us, not next year or
the year after that, but right now.
Because no nation can meet this
global threat alone."
But none of the pledges made
at Tuesday's one-day meeting
was binding. The largest-ever
gathering of world leaders to
discuss climate was designed
to lay the groundwork for a new
global climate-change treaty. It
also revealed the sharp differ-
ences that divide countries on
matters such as deforestation,
carbon pollution and methane

leaks from oil and gas produc-
tion:
- Brazil, home to the Ama-
zon rainforest, said it would not
sign a pledge to halt deforesta-
tion by 2030.
- The United States decid-
ed not to join 73 countries in
supporting a price on carbon,
which Congress has indicated
it would reject.
- And minutes after Obama
said "nobody gets a pass," Chi-
nese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli
insisted the world treat develop-
ing nations, including China, dif-
ferently than developed nations,
allowing them to release more
heat-trapping pollution. China,
the No. - 1 carbon-polluting
nation, signed on in support of
pricing carbon and vowedto stop
the rise of carbon-dioxide emis-
sions as soon as possible.
"Today we must set the
world on a new course," said
United Nations Secretary-Gen-
eral Ban Ki-Moon, who added
that pricingcarbon was critical.
"Climate change is the defining
issue of our age. It is defining
our present. Our response will
define our future."
In some ways, the sum-
mit, which was part of the
annual U.N. General Assembly,
answered that call.
The European Union said its
member nations next month

were set to approve a plan that
would cut greenhouse gases
back to 40 percent below 1990
levels by 2030. The EU also
called for using renewable
energy for 27 percent of the
bloc's power needs and increas-
ing energy efficiency by 30 per-
cent.
The United States will not
release its new emissions tar-
gets until early next year.
"There were not that many
surprises," said Connie Hede-
gaard, the top climate official
for the European Commission,
referringto Obama's speech.
Hedegaard said the first-ever
limits on carbon from power
plants, proposed by Obama
back in June, were "a good
signal to send, but after today
we will still have to wait until
first quarter of 2015 to see how
ambitious the United States
will be."
By 2020, China will reduce
its emissions per gross domes-
tic product by 45 percent from
2005 levels, Zhang said. But
because economic growth in
China has more than tripled
since 2005, that means Chinese
carbon pollution can continue
to soar. Still, outside environ-
mentalists hailed the country's
promises because they went
beyond any of China's previous
statements.

I ICHARDDoEW/AP
United States President Barack Obama addresses the Climate Summit, at United Nations headquarters Tuesday.
Obama urges world to follow
U.S. lead on climate strategy

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