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By Kim Stravers
Arizona Daily Wildcat
April 8, 1999
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When someone is being illogical, we tell them they have rocks in their head. In the case of the Department of Geosciences, however, such a condition may not be such a bad thing. Live a little - get stoned from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at GeoDaze 1999, an all-day exposé of student research in the geosciences field. It is Arizona Earth Science Week, after all. The itinerary includes demonstrations and discussions, and they will be happening in the Arizona Ballroom of the Student Union. Call Anne Chase at 626-8204 for specific times and additional event information.

Other student groups on campus are out to strut their stuff this afternoon, as well. Come to the East Plaza of the College of Pharmacy between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. to check out the fruits of their labors. The showcase focuses on the theme of "Young Researchers Explore the Potential of Science to Improve Health"- a pretty apt goal, in my opinion. They'll cover everything from flu shots to Draino-drinkin'. Contact David Von Behren at 626-3389 for a complete listing of presentations.

There are New York minutes, Oval Office minutes, and, apparently, celestial minutes. And they're all different. Find out how fast or slow the clock of creation runs today at the NOAO/KPNO/NSO/Steward Observatory and NRAO Joint Colloquium. Dr. Scott Trager (Carnegie Observatories) will present "The Timescales of Galaxy Formation: The Stellar Evidence" at 4 p.m. in room N210 of the Steward Observatory. Free refreshments will be available at 3:30 p.m. in room 204. Call Pat Breyfogle at 318-8115 for further information.

Yet another scale: Brian Farrell (Harvard University) will talk "Macroevolution of Insect/Plant Interactions" at 4 p.m. this afternoon as part of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Seminar series. His talk, which will go on in the Auditorium of the Marley building, is co-sponsored by the Department of Entomology and the research training grant for the analysis of diversification. Susana Noriega-Edmond can give you the answers you need at 621-1588.

Discover the talent of a local author this evening in room 100 of the Social Sciences building. Leslie Marmon Silko, author of Ceremony and Gardens in the Dunes, will be entertaining and informing you at her Book Reading and Signing at 7 p.m. Don't miss the opportunity to witness what a few years in Tucson can do for the creative spirit. Contact Octa Leigh at 621-2814 for details.

Hey you Trekkies, listen up! Tonight is your chance to get behind the scenes of your beloved fantasy show! The coordinators of the Physics Alumni Lecture Series will present Star Trek Consultant Andre Bormanis from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in room 201 of the Physics and Atmospheric Sciences building. For a mere $5 (adults) or $3 (children 12 and under), you will gain first-hand knowledge of just how scientifically accurate the program is, and how it just is in the first place. Direct your can't-be-contained questions to Alaina Levine at 621-4969.