Enraged about the recent gasoline price hike? Then turn your attentions skyward. DAEDALUS, the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Solar Car Team, has finally figured out an efficient way to convert all of Tucson's oppressive heat energy into transportation fodder. See the team's first polished product between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the Mall at the Solar Car Unveiling. Save your questions for the exhibition, or call Colin O'Connor at 626-5373.
Ahh, ambiguity. Does the title of today's Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Colloquium refer to cardinal directions, or introductory programs? Find out from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Room 285 of the Student Union, as Nariyo Kono (SLAT student) talks about "Orientations in Foreign Language Classroom." Sumru Akcan can give you the background info at 628-8552.
Science, though usually based on some sort of logic, didn't necessarily mature along rational or predictable lines. Neither did technology. Funny how such hard-fact areas could develop via coincidence. See what I mean today in Room 201 of the Physics and Atmospheric Sciences building. Two episodes of "Connections," James Burke's BBC series exploring the spontaneous and strange growth of science and technology, will be showing from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., as they do every Friday. Want more information? Then call Larry Hoffman at 621-6826.
Two-fers! Get your two-fers here! Meet up with other education-bargain shoppers in Room 404 of the Harvill building from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the Geography and Regional Development Colloquium, and you shall be rewarded with a double dose of intelligent exposition. Karen Barton will explain "The Backlash to International Marine Protection: Tribes, Treaties and Resource Struggles from Local and Global Perspectives," and Farhang Rouhani will discuss "Transnationalization and State Formation from Below: The Politics of Media Consumption in Tehran." Contact Sharon Johnson at 621-1652 for details.
This afternoon's Physics Colloquium centers on the subject of a "Physics Education Research Action Plan." Sounds good to me-one should know what one is teaching before one attempts to teach it, no? Anyhoo, Ingrid Novodvorsky of Mountain View High School will be explaining that strategy at 4 p.m. in Room 220 of the Physics and Atmospheric Sciences building. Get some pre-lecture free drinks and light fare at 3:30 p.m. in Room 218. Call Linda Passarelli at 621-6820 for more information.
Is it hot in here? Some folks seem to think so, while others say it's all in the imagination. Watch Charles F. Keller (Los Alamos National Laboratory) cover "Global Warming: The arguments against and the balance of evidence" from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 224 of the Physics and Atmospheric Sciences building. Complimentary refreshments will be available at 3:45 p.m. in Room 546 of Physics and Atmospheric Sciences building #81. He's speaking as part of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics/Department of Atmospheric Sciences Seminar series, which Gina M. Wasson can tell you more about at 621-6831.