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By Kim Stravers
Arizona Daily Wildcat
March 22, 1999
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Except for penny beer night at the bars, where else are you gonna spend those nearly-worthless pieces of copper? Check the couch cushions for spare change and chuck it in your class' water jug at the First Annual Penny Wars. Project Volunteer has been challenged by ASU to raise money for the March of Dimes. Therefore, each penny you throw in your jug is worth one point. Toss some silver or a few bills in your competitor's jugs, and the corresponding number of points are deducted from their score. Get rid of that oh-so-heavy spare change from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today through March 26 on the Mall. For details, call Project Volunteer at 626-4906.

Personally, if I'm in a bad mood I don't want anyone poking me with sharp objects. Some say, however, that acupuncture can be effective in treating depression. Wanna know how? Then come to the DuVal Auditorium of the University Medical Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Department of Psychiatry is presenting John Allen, Ph.D., with his lecture, "Getting the Point: Acupuncture in the Treatment of Depression." Bring some chow if you like; refreshments will be provided. Contact Laurie or Char at 626-6509 for more information.

Space is pretty big. It must get lonely out there - why else would celestial bodies huddle together in groups? If you don't want to accept my simple theory as fact, come to today's Theoretical Astrophysics Lunch Seminar. Alfonso Aragon-Salamonca (Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge, UK) will provide a more scientific explanation for "The evolution of cluster galaxies at intermediate redshifts" at noon in Room N305 of the Steward Observatory. Barbara Kausen can tell you more at 621-7690.

Attention all science gluttons! You can get two (yes, two!) invigorating and fascinating lectures for the temporal price of one this afternoon at the Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering Seminar. Between noon and 1 p.m., in Room 440 of the Shantz building, Darren Jack and Mike Kostrzewski will show off their grad-student knowledge with lectures about the "Evaluation of two fiber, optic-based solar collection and distribution systems for bioregenerative space life support" and "Determining the feasibility of collecting ground-based, remotely- sensed spectral data on a linear move sprinkler system, using a self-propelled transversely-mounted sensor array for use in agriculture." Magic, I tell ya. Donald Slack can give you the details at 621-3691.

If we're ever gonna make this world peace thing work, we all need to recognize that no country or ethnicity or sex is better than any other. Fundamentally, we're all human beings. Martha Nussbaum has taken this concept to heart. Luckily for you, she'll be on campus today to motivate this kind of thinking at the University-Wide Speakers Series. Join her at 3 p.m. in the Student Union for a talk on "Feminist Internationalism: In Defense of Universal Values." Call Kathy Ott for exact location 621-8257.