If, like Austin Powers, being an international man (or woman) of mystery is your bag, come to this afternoon's Center for Middle Eastern Studies Brown Bag Lunch. Diplomat-in-Residence Barbara S. Harvey will sell you on "The Most Interesting Work in the World: 'International Careers,'" from noon to 1 p.m. in room 204 of the Franklin building. Karen Galindo can give you the facts at 621-8079.
The three elements of today's Institute of Atmospheric Physics/Department of Atmospheric Sciences Seminar would seem mutually exclusive. Apparently, they are not. Dr. Benjamin Sayler (National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington) will link "Magnets, Motors and Science Education" between 12:15 p.m. and 2 p.m. in room 220 of the Physics and Atmospheric Sciences building. Give Gina M. Wasson a ring at 621-6831 for further information.
Kind of, but not really: David Levermore will explain the "Semiclassical Limits of NLS Hierarchies" at 12:30 p.m. this afternoon as part of the Program in Applied Mathematics PDE Seminar series. Question: If something is "semiclassical," is it simultaneously "semimodern"? Find out in room 402 of the Mathematics building, or call Kathleen Leick at 621-2016.
Come watch our future lawyers battle it out for the big bucks this afternoon at the Fourth Annual Richard Grans Damages Argument Competition. The event is focused on how well these finalists can present a closing argument, limited to the issue of damages, in a wrongful death case. The bloodsport begins at 1 p.m. in Trial Courtroom 104 of the College of Law. Any pre-competition questions may be directed to Joanna Michaels at 621-1563.
What extraterrestrial elements are lurking beneath Mars' rusted surface? More importantly, just what are they doing? Find out today at the ambiguously titled Colloquium. Heinrich Waenke (Max-Planck-Institut fur Chemie, Mainz, Germany) will decipher for you the "Chemistry of the Martian Crust as Derived from the Pathfinder and Meteorite Data" from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in room 308 of the Kuiper Space Sciences building. (Psst - that's the lecture hall.) Bette Evans could be the bearer of good tidings (or, at least, needed information) if you call her at 621-6963.
When you're in high school, they tell you that using "I" in an essay is bad. When you get to college, first-person writing is encouraged. IS there no happy medium?! Enter Kendra Gaines. She's the Writing Skills Improvement Program student composition mentor, and she'll be giving a lecture on "Academic Writing: Balancing Objectivity and Persuasion" today from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. It's a Graduate Writing Workshop (and is therefore sponsored in part by the Graduate College), and it will be held in room 410 of the Modern Languages building. Donna Rabuck can fill you in on the details at 621-5849.
Experience the sweet irony of watching a movie about movies this afternoon at the final installation of the Black History Month Film series. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Department of Africana Studies will be showing "Black Theatre: The Making of a Movie" in room 100 of the Martin Luther King building. Call Eleanor Navarro at 621-5665 for more information.