Interested in enriching your spiritual life? Maybe attending a pagan ritual or a Christian communion? RAAD - the Religious Awareness and Diversity Club of the UA- is sponsoring a week-long event on the UA Mall to provoke thought on spirituality. Table Informational Displays will be on the Mall today for you to peruse at your leisure. The theme for this year's event is "Soul Food - What's on Your Religious Plate: Eliminating the Bad Taste of Religion and Savoring the Flavors of Diversity." Religious groups from many different scopes will be represented (i.e. Pagan to Christianity to Eckankar). Call the Reverend Allen Breckenridge at 623-7576 for further information.
We trusted them once, and they want us to trust them again - our state representatives and senators, that is. The UA-BPW meetings continue today with another installment of the Legislative Forum Series in Room 256 of the Memorial Student Union. Reps. Marion Pickins, Brian Fagin and Sen. Ruth Solomon will be there from noon to 1 p.m. to gain support for the upcoming elections. Ask them questions! Share your views! It's free! The series is co-sponsored by SAC, BETA, the UA Faculty Senate and USC. Angie Toledo has more information for you at 621-9342.
Calling all social butterflies! If you work well in groups or just enjoy collaborating with people, ACES and the Freshman Year Center have an event for you. From 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. this afternoon they will be running their Mentor Connection fair in Room 201 of the Bear Down Gym. The seminar is entitled "I'm a People Person: Majors to Prepare You for Careers Working with People," and is free. Learn about potential fields of study while enjoying complimentary pizza. Nothing like feeding your brain and your belly simultaneously! Contact ACES at 621-7763 for details.
How did we all get so unique? Rick Michod of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department would like to explore this topic with you today at noon. Join him in Room 237 of the Biological Sciences West building to trace the "Evolution of Individuality." If you've got any questions beforehand, call Susana Noriega-Edmond at 621-1588.
Ever wonder how our brains turn sounds into meanings? Arve Asbjornsen of the Department of Educational Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway sure has, and he's willing to share his ideas on the whole thing. Hear him speak about "Language Processing and Functional Laterality in Children and Adults" today from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 205 of the Speech and Hearing Sciences building. This part of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences Colloquium Series is co-sponsored by the National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders. Give Joanne Millard a call at 621-2097 for more information.
What's all this about the "Stability of Pulses in Optical Fibers with Phase-Sensitive Amplifiers?" Ask Jesus Adrian Espinola-Rocha. He'll be speaking on that very topic today at 12:30 p.m. in Room 402 of the Mathematics building as part of the Program in Applied Mathematics PDE Seminar. Kathleen Leick will answer your pre-lecture questions at 621-2016.
The University Activities Board "Eye on Diversity" Committee is presenting a special engagement free performance tonight in Room 350 of the Modern Languages building. Julie Padilla will perform "You Don't Look Mexican," a work of her own composition, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The play is about the struggle of a young Mexican woman, Maria, to find her identity racially, socially, and sexually. Get in touch with Harminder Singh at 621-0760 for details.