For most students, summer break means "vacation." For others, it means "take care of the kids," or "give Mom her medicine." For the members of the latter category, Life and Work Connections is sponsoring the annual Caring Connections Resource Fair, an event designed to suggest programs and activities for those caring for children or the elderly. Meet your not-so-free peers in the Arizona Ballroom of the Student Union between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. this afternoon. Alice Rowan can give you more information at 621-2493.
What is a source for the Wildcat, a center of worship, and a cumbersome version of the calendar? The tree! Hear all about the myriad uses and benefits of all things "dendro-" at two lectures today. Ramzi Touchan, Ph.D., will list the "Applications of Dendrochronology" in room 204 of the Franklin building as part of the Middle Eastern Studies Brown Bag series. Ironically, Carlo Urbinati and Marco Carrer (University of Padova, Italy) will be discussing "Dendroecology in the Eastern Italian Alps: A Tool to Understanding Timberline Forest Dynamics" at the Tree-Ring Talk Brown Bag Talk in room 104G of Building 58 of the West Stadium. Unfortunately, they are concurrent - both talks run from noon to 1 p.m. For information about the former lecture, call Karen Galindo at 621-8079. Regarding the latter, contact Jackie Mather at 621-1608.
Equations, schmequations, right? Wrong. Those handy little formulas aren't just static slots to plug numbers into - when you balance them out, they're pretty darn interesting. At least the folks who sponsor the Program in Applied Mathematics PDE Seminar seem to think so. Join Steve Shkoller (University of California, Davis) in room 402 of the Mathematics building at 12:30 p.m. today for an "Analysis of the Averaged Euler and Navier-Stokes Equations." Want further information? Call Kathleen Leick at 621-2016.
Now that you've spent all your money boozing over Spring Break, it's time to treat yourself to some free entertainment. (It may be your only option for now.) Block out two hours of your afternoon today for the Africana Studies Department's presentation of "lumumba: The Murder of a Prophet," a film examining the fall of a democracy into the hands of the military. This next-to-last part of the Black History Month Film series will be on the screen in room 100 of the Martin Luther King building from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eleanor Navarro can tell you more at 621-5665.
"It won't happen to me" is no excuse, damn it. AIDS is one hell of a killer in the U.S., and you or your friends may be one of the silent victims. Though scary, there still can be "Friendship in the Age of Aids." This is the story of two fraternity brothers who learn that one is HIV positive and make the best out of the situation. Catch it tonight in the Arizona Ballroom of the Student Union at 7 p.m. The program is sponsored by Greek Life Programs and co-sponsored by Residence Life and Sigma Alpha Mu. Contact Greek Life with your questions at 621-8046.