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THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN, New York Times reporter, Pulitzer prize-winner and author of "The Lexus and the Olive Tree," will give a free lecture on "The Challenges of Globalization," Wednesday, Oct. 3, 3:30 p.m., Kingsbury Hall, U. campus.

LAUREL ULRICH, Phillips Professor of Early American History, Harvard University, and Pulitzer Prize-winner, will present a free lecture, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Ragan Theater, UVSC, Orem, on "How Well-behaved Women Make History." She will give a second lecture on Friday, Oct. 5, 11:30 a.m., at Special Collections, Stewart Library, Weber State University, Ogden, on "Disappearing Indians and Runaway Wives: Finding History in a Woodsplint Basket," based on her forthcoming book, "The Age of Homespun."

JAN SHIPPS, professor emeritus of history at Indiana University-Purdue University, and author of "Sojourner in the Promised Land: Forty Years Among the Mormons," will present the Seventh Annual Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture, "Signaling Sainthood: The Changing Expressions of Mormon Identity," Logan LDS Tabernacle.

SIMON DEWEY, artist and author of "Beloved Savior"; JIM BELL, author of "In the Strength of the Lord"; CHAD HAWKINS, author of "The First 100 Temples"; and DEAN HUGHES, author of "Writing on the Wall," will sign their books Saturday, Oct. 6, noon-2 p.m., Deseret Book, ZCMI Center.

RICHARD PAUL EVANS, author of "Christmas Box Miracle: My Spiritual Journey of Destiny, Healing and Hope," will sign copies of his book Monday, Oct. 8, noon-2 p.m., Deseret Book, ZCMI Center, and Tuesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 1780 N. Woodland Park Drive, Layton.

KATHERINE COLES, poet, novelist and author of "The Golden Years of the Fourth Dimension" (a collection of poems), will sign and read from her book, Friday, Oct. 5, noon, Humanities Building, BYU, Provo, and Thursday Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., Dolly's Bookstore, 510 S. Main, Park City. The latter is part of The Summit Institute's 2001-2002 Fall Series.


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