Just about every day, you read something horrific about the political dealings in the Middle East. (I suppose that's my fault - I'm the wire editor.) There are bombings and massacres, but is there a solution? Find out today at the Peacekeeping and Peacemaking in the Middle Eastern Periphery conference from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 205 of the Swede Johnson building. To participate, call Shirley Nellson at 621-5450 for details.
According to the manufacturers of Twix and Doublemint gum, two whatever-it-is-you-wants are better than one. If you subscribe to this multiple pleasure principle, stop by Room 285 of the Student Union from 10 to 11:30 this morning. The SLAT Colloquium will consist of two lectures: Nizar Ibrahim, "A Survey of the Teaching Methods Perception and Attitudes of the Teachers and the Students of the English Literature in Lebanon's Public Schools," and Adrian Wurr, "Service Learning in TESOL: From Classroom to Community, Theory to Practice." Direct your questions to Sumru Akcan at 628-8552.
Learn the fine art of "Auctioning Divisible Goods" from none other than Jaime Zender! That's right, this University of Utah whiz will lead today's Finance Seminar from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 315S of McClelland Hall. I hope that, for your sake, he doesn't get all crazy and start talking like the guy on those old Micro Machine commercials. Get additional facts from Lori Magloire at 621-7554.
Though the title of today's Program in Applied Mathematics Colloquium reminds one of a lesson on how to adjust the reception on your TV, it's really a highly-polished discourse on mathematical theory. Hear Randall J. LeVeque (University of Washington) expound upon "High-Resolution Finite-Volume Methods for Waves in Rapidly-Varying Heterogeneous Media" at 4 p.m. in Room 501 of the Mathematics building. Ask her nicely, and Kathleen Leick will surely give you further information. Contact her at 621-2016.
Change gives one something to talk about. The Institute of Atmospheric Physics and the Department of Atmospheric Sciences have wisely planned this afternoon's Seminar around this simple-yet-brilliant truism. Sharon E. Nicholson (Florida State University) will speak "On the dynamic causes of interannual & interdecadal variability in the West African Sahel" from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 224 of the Physics and Atmospheric Sciences building. Check it out at 3:45 p.m. in Room 546. Gina M. Wasson can give you more information at 621-6831.
Explore your perceptions of ethnic maleness today at the Mexican and Chicano Masculinities Colloquium. Ernie Perez (Latino Prevention Program), Arthur Padilla (QueerVoice), Jose Galvez (photographer) and Albert Soto (actor) will help comprise the panel of Tucson area AIDS activists, gay youth counselors, and artists. The group will present their work and lead a discussion from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Rincon Room of the Student Union. The UA Committee on Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Studies can give you the events rundown if you call 626-7580.
Professor Tracy Snipe from Wright State University will speak on the politics and arts of Senegal in an interview for a political science position in the Africana Studies Department. The lecture will be in the Martin Luther King Building room 100 at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Call 621-5665 for more info.