The Department of Second Language Acquisition and Teaching does not only deal with helping foreign students learn English. Quite to the contrary, these folks often aid us Americans in picking up additional languages. At lest, they study that kind of stuff. And they talk about it. Hear what they have to say at today's SLAT Colloquium. From 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Enchao Shi and Hang Du will discuss "A Preliminary Study on the Acquisition of the Causative Alternative by L2 Learners" and "An Explanatory Study of Communication Strategy Employed by Non-native Learners of Chinese," respectively. They will speak in Room 285 of the Student Union. Sumru Akcan can give you more information at 628-8552.
Who decides how dividends pay out? Ivo Welch (UCLA) might. At least, he's got a theory. Hear him out today at the Finance Seminar in Room 315S of McClelland Hall. Welch will present "A Theory of Dividends Based on Tax Clienteles" from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call Lori Magloire at 621-7554 for details.
Kinda like sticking your arm in the blender: Professor Howard B. Bluestein (University of Oklahoma) will explain why one would even attempt "Probing of Tornadoes with Mobile Doppler Radars" from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics/Department of Atmospheric Sciences Seminar. Grab some free refreshments in Room 546 of the Physics and Atmospheric Sciences building at 3:45 p.m., then move into Room 224 for the lecture. Gina M. Wasson can answer your questions at 621-6831.
When we Americans think of frowned-upon unions, mixed race couples usually come to mind. In the Middle East, however, religion is often the sticking point for public approval of a relationship. Tonight's part of the Middle Eastern Film Festival, "Forbidden Marriages in the Holy Land," explores the problems encountered by eight couples from conflicting Christian, Islamic and Judaic backgrounds. It will be showing at 7 p.m. in Gallagher Theatre. Following that is the showing of "Bent Familia" at 8:30. This film portrays the reunion and circumstances of two Tunisian women and a female Algerian refugee. The prices are $3.50 for students, $4.50 for non-students, and must be paid for each film. More information is available by calling Shirley Nellson at 621-5450 or the Gallagher Theatre Box Office at 621-3102.
Decide for yourself "if power changes purpose" tonight at the Laboratory Theatre in the Fine Arts Complex. The Arizona Repertory Theatre, under the direction of Harold Dixon, will be presenting William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure," a tale of political scandal that rivals Watergate, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $16 to $10 for this performance; call the Fine Arts Box Office at 621-1162 for seating information.
If you are P.C., you work in the custodial arts, instead of as a janitor. If you happen to be under the average height for your age, you are vertically challenged. And if you are cowering under your bedroom door frame, you are experiencing a seismic event, not an earthquake. Find out more about this last term at today's Geosciences Seminar. Steve Taylor (Los Alamos National Laboratory) will talk "Seismic Event Identification and the CTBT" at 4:15 p.m. in Room 230 of the Marley building. Call the Department of Geosciences at 621-6024 for details.