Some of us are aural learners, some kinesic, and some visual. For the last set of folks, there's a whole major dedicated to improving comprehension by sight. And those lucky students will be showing off their idea today at the Lionel Rombach Gallery's 23rd Annual Visual Communications Student Exhibition. A panel of visiting professionals in the field will be judging the works in the categories of poster design, digital media, and lots more. The exhibit is open today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will be there until April 15. Call 626-4215 for details.
According to the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching crew, a rose is a rose but a "Flop is not a Flop." They're linguists, so take their word for it. Actually, it's probably the fact that they are linguists that have allowed them to create such a pun on the Foreign Language for Older People program. Such wit! But I digress - Renate A. Schulz, a member of the aforementioned program, will be giving this SLAT Colloquium lecture from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today in room 285 of the Student Union. Call Sumru Akcan at 628-8552 for more information.
Always admired the amazing photographic portraits of celebrities you've seen in past issues of Life? Well, the Center for Creative Photography's got some of 'em, and they're willing to share. Experience the career work of one hell of an artist between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the "Philippe Halsman: A Retrospective" Exhibition. It's running until May 23. Call the CCP at 621-7968 for further event details.
Call me a nit-picker, but the title of today's Statistics Colloquium sounds a bit ambiguous to me. It's called "Mathematical Problems in Biometric System Evaluation" - see the glitch? If not, read it again... or go to room 200 of the Economics building from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Dr. James Wayman, the Director of the U.S. National Biometric Test Center at San Jose State University, is the man with the true definition. Call A. Larry Wright at 621-6872 for more information.
Though I think the subject of today's Geosciences Seminar should be something like, "The Unique Vocabulary of Those Crazy Science Folks," it's really called "The Unique Anisotropy of the Pacific Upper Mantle." Shucks. Well, I'm sure this one, by Goran Ekstrom of Harvard University, is just as interesting. Check it out for yourself at 4:15 p.m. in room 230 of the Marley building. The Department of Geosciences may be contacted for more information at 621-6024.
In an effort to return to their Dutch and Belgian roots, the University Activities Board's Comedy Corner will be holding a Southwestern Invitational Comedy Kermisse tonight and tomorrow at 7 p.m. (Boy, is it SICK!) It's the program's 20th anniversary and, to celebrate, they've invited live funnyman troupes from all over the damned place to vie for your side-splitting approval. Admission is $3 for students with ID and $5 for non-students (or the forgetful ones). It'll be going on in Gallagher Theatre. Call 621-4678 for details.