They're impetuous! They're unpredictable! Witness the daring character of "The Wild Silk Moths of North America," as well as the desert antics of "The Sphingida (Lepidoptera) of Southeastern Arizona," today at 4 p.m. in room 230 of the Marley building. Jim Tuttle will be doing this insect double-time at this Entomology Seminar. Want free drinks and stuff? Come early - refreshments will be served from 3:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Marley breezeway. Call the Entomology Department at 621-1151 for further information.
Did you know that your internal systems are set up much like a drug cartel? No kidding- they have a special secret language and everything. Make the connection for yourself at today's Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar. Dr. Scott Emr (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California at San Diego) will start discussing "Phosphoinositide signaling in secretory and endocytic membrane trafficking" at 4 p.m. in room 237 of the Biological Sciences West building. Free refreshments will be available at 3:45 p.m. Kim Patton can fill you in on the details at 621-7560.
Come rub elbows with the new members of the Arizona Board of Regents and the University Distinguished Professors. They help decide how much you pay to go to school here, so it might be a good idea to give them a warm and genuine welcome. Watch Audrey Holland, Nicholas Strausfeld, Susan Aiken and William Velez receive all kinds of well-deserved fancy honors tonight from at the Regents' Professor and University Distinguished Professor Induction Ceremony. The gala will run from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the DuVal Auditorium of the University Medical Center. Rhonda Hatzelis will get you with the program if you call her at 621-0965.
A favorite excuse of little children who have done something wrong is, "The devil made me do it." But what if your actions are not planned in a normal (though mischievous) mind? I guess that's where the angels come in. Janis Jenkins (Case Western Reserve University) will discuss Latina's mental health issues in a lecture entitled "Angels in My Head, Angels on My Shoulders: Culture, Gender, Madness, and Power" this evening. Join members of the Latin American Area Center and the Women's Studies Center in room 312 of the Art building from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to learn more. Stacie Widdifield can provide more information at 621-9705.
Just as there are seven deadly sins, there are seven Sabbagh Lectures. (However, this doesn't mean you will burn in hell if you attend one.) This particular one is being given by Professor Brinkley Messick of Columbia University, courtesy of the generous natures of Entisar and Adib Sabbagh. (They do this sort of thing every year, by the way.) Messick will serve up "Justice in an Arab Court" at 7 p.m. in room 102 of the Center for English as a Second Language building. John Olsen can read you your rights (and some information on the speaker) if you call him at 621-2585.