Tales of bandanna-clad Mexican revolutionaries await you at today's Latin American Area Center Brown Bag Series. From noon to 1 p.m., political journalist and author John Ross will discuss with you "The Zapatistas and the Global Millennium." Be in Room 102 of the Douglass building to hear how Y2K isn't the only issue for the resistance movement. Contact Veronica Peralta at 626-7242 for more information.
Say it ain't so: Could Christopher D. Impey be correct in predicting "The End of Astronomy?" Let's hope he's just pulling a Chicken Little. Hear the basis for this disturbing vision at this afternoon's Building Academic Community Speaker Series. The American Council on Education and the UA Faculty Fellows have reserved Gallagher Theatre from 12:15 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. for the express purpose of presenting Impey's talk. Sue Robison can give you the details at 621-4700.
According to various professors I've encountered, the roots of human civilization were fun-loving, Goddess-worshipping, and above all, peaceful. For a myriad of patriarchal reasons, this Edenic playground was eventually overrun by warmongers and other greedy people. Get the rest of the story from Lawrence Keeley (University of Illinois at Chicago) as he tells you "How War Came to the Early Neolithic of Europe." He'll spill his intellectual guts for you at the Anthropology Lecture, which is being held at 4 p.m. in Room 216 of the Anthropology building. Call the Anthropology Department at 621-2585 with your questions.
On one hand, you, as a writer, can't leave your readers hanging at the end of your paper. On the other, you can't ramble on for an additional two pages, repeating what you've already stated. On a mutant third hand, you also cannot preface your brilliant ending with a cliché. In conclusion, "in conclusion" is not the best way to wrap up your paper. Find out what is the most effective tactic at tonight's Weekly Writing Workshop. Kendra Gaines, of the Writing Skills Improvement Program, will help you in "Organizing the Concluding Paragraph" from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 310 of the Modern Languages building. Call Donna Rabuck at 621-5849 for additional information.
In light of the recent resurfacing of swing-era music (or, perhaps, in spite of it), the UA is hosting AZ JAZZ Week for the next few days. Tonight, your fellow UA students, in the guise of AZ JAZZ II, will be charming classic and modern big band jazz out of their respective instrument's orifices at 7:30 in Crowder Hall. Ticket prices vary, so call the Fine Arts Box Office at 621-1162 to find out what you can afford.
If you've taken my sage advice over the last two days and have gone to see the first two parts of Kryzystof Kiewlowski's "Blue, White, Red" trilogy, you are finally in sight of the finish line. "Red" wraps up this Eye on Diversity Foreign Film Cycle tonight at 7:30 in Gallagher Theatre. As usual, it's free. Don't be a quitter - come to the final show. Dial 621-4678 for further information.