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By Kim Stravers
Arizona Daily Wildcat
March 2, 1999
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We all know that humans can pick up diseases like malaria from mosquitoes, but just how tough are those little buggers when it comes to the nasty bacteria floating around in our blood cells? Find out today, as the Department of Veterinary Science and Microbiology Presents the Pathobiology Seminar Series. Elizabeth Willott, Ph.D. (UA Center for Insect Science) will be the guest lecturer in room 129 of the Veterinary Science and Microbiology building. Hear her relate "Hemocytes and the Immune Response of Mosquitoes and Manduca sexta" from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Get a more detailed description of the event by calling Michelle Watson at 621-2355.

Think you've exhausted all the recreational activities within the Park/Euclid/6th St./Speedway square? You're probably right - it's time to head downtown. Take your brain on a fun-filled field trip to the Tucson Main Library (101 N. Stone Ave.) and go In Search of Tucson's Spanish Presidio via a Slide Lecture. From 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Homer Thiel (Desert Archaeology, Inc.) will recap his past excavations in the downtown area and predict (or, at least, openly hope) what the future holds for his project. Are they ever gonna find that damned wall? You gotta go to find out because Jan Bell can only give you so much additional information. Call her with your questions at 621-2079.

The faculty of the Department of Geosciences would make some damn fine journalists. At least Judy Parrish would - she sure knows how to ask all the right questions. Note her skill in covering all the bases at today's Colloquium. Parrish will rhetorically astound you with her lecture, "Hot or Cold? Wet or Dry? How and Why? - Geological Evidence from the Pre-Quaternary Climate," from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in room 308 of the Kuiper Space Sciences building. Contact Bette Evans for more information at 621-6963.

And you thought Black History "Month" was to be taken literally! Ha! The UA's celebration of African American accomplishments continues throughout March with the second half of the Department of Africana Studies Film Series. Today's presentation is "Black Boy," a biography of writer Richard Wright. Check it out in room 100 of the Martin Luther King building at 4 p.m. Call the department at 621-5665 for details.

Sweet mercy - that's one Big Ass Tour! And it belongs to none other than Chris Rock. Check out his unique brand of humor tonight at Centennial Hall; he'll be on stage thanks to Rising Star Entertainment of the University Activities Board. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are (sit down for this one) $30. Get seating information and other performance information by calling the Centennial Hall Box Office at 621-3341.

Don't let John Wayne and Roy Rogers shape all your perceptions of the West. Non-glitzy, un-Hollywood tales of life in Montana await you at tonight's Voices of the American West reading. Courtesy of the English Department, Annick Smith will be orally breathing life into her creative nonfiction work at 8 p.m. in the auditorium of the Modern Languages building. Further event information may be obtained by contacting Richard Shelton at 621-1836.