Your professors' interests do not lie solely in their academic fields. Much like you (shock! horror!), they sometimes find hobbies or passions unrelated to the UA. Expose yourself to one such example this afternoon at the Building Academic Community Speaker Series. John Schaefer (president research corporation, president emeritus) will review "Photography: Past, Present and Future" from 12:15 to 12:50 p.m. in good ol' Gallagher Theatre. As usual, this event is sponsored by the American Council on Education and coordinated by the Faculty Fellows. Sue Robison can tell you more at 621-4700.
Instead of attending lectures that just focus on one particular element of nature, why not listen to one that explains the ecosystem at large? The opportunity awaits you at today's Plant-Insect Interaction Group Seminar. "The role of environmental stress and herbivory in structuring communities: interactions of insects, mycorrhiza, pinyon pine, birds and mammals" will be thoroughly examined by Dr. Thomas Whitham (Northern Arizona University) from 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 307 of the Forbes building. Got questions? Ann Fraser has answers. Call her at 626-6560.
The opener to an essay is kinda like your resume: If the reader can't make sense of the first few lines, you're screwed. No reputation re-establishment here, folks. Kendra Gaines (Writing Skills Improvement Program) has kindly volunteered to help you avoid such literary disaster. Meet her in Room 310 of the Modern Languages building tonight from 5 to 6 for a lesson in "Organizing the Introductory Paragraph." This is but a small piece of the Weekly Writing Workshops pie; be sure to get in touch with Donna Rabuck at 621-5849 to get more information about this and upcoming seminars.
Is it just me, or is there an amazing affinity between the title of Charles Falco's Faculty Community Lecture Series talk and a certain novel by Robert M. Pirsig? (If so, that's a good thing, by the way.) "The Art and Science of the Motorcycle" is the subject of Falco's exposition, which he will give from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the DuVal Auditorium of the Arizona Health Sciences Center. Denise Stogsdill can make connections and answer questions regarding the lecture at 621-3511.
It's even better on the big screen: "Star Trek: Insurrection" will be on the projectors of Gallagher Theatre tonight not once, but twice. Shell out the $2.50 (that's Earth currency, mind you) for either the 7:30 or the 9:35 showings. Any other information may be obtained by calling 621-4678.
With all the current hoopla over China's mistreatment (to say the least) of political dissidents, Bei Dao's visit to the UA couldn't be more timely. As a participant in the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, Dao was forced into exile. He currently resides in California and teaches at UC-Davis. Hear this extraordinary poet read his work aloud tonight at the Spring 1999 Visiting Poets and Writers Reading Series. Dao will beat the lectern at 8 p.m. in the Modern Languages Auditorium. Get the details by calling the Poetry Center at 321-7760.