Just because you spent four or eight years of your life behind a microscope to get a science degree doesn't mean you have to spend the rest of your life in the lab. Lots of fields could use a bit of scientific perspective. Like the media. Ask Andre Bormanis -he's a Star Trek Consultant and UA alumnus. And he'll be on campus from noon to 1 this afternoon to participate in a Physics Department Informal Luncheon in Room 218 of the Physics and Atmospheric Sciences building. Learn how you can expand your experience in nontraditional ways - and eat free pizza at the same time. The grub will be available to the first 30 people who show up. Alana Levine can give you the lowdown at 621-4969.
Grab a seat in Room 224 of the Physics and Atmospheric Sciences building this afternoon for yet another captivating Institute of Atmospheric Physics/Department of Atmospheric Sciences Seminar. David A. Kring will explain the "Physical and Chemical Perturbations of the Atmosphere Produced by Impacting Asteroids and Comets" from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Funny - if I had a bunch of rocks pounding me, I'd be a little annoyed, too. Unless, of course, I had partaken of the free refreshments in Room 546 at 3:45 p.m. Want additional information? Call Gina M. Wasson at 621-6831.
Graduate students: They're your TA's, your tutors and your mentors. Maybe even your adversaries - who knows. No matter what your relationship to the B.A.-holdin' part of campus, get out there and show them your support. You'll be one too, someday. Really. Today concludes Graduate and Professional Appreciation Week, and to celebrate, you are invited to enjoy some Reggae Under the Stars. "One Blood" will feed your ears as you fill your belly with a free picnic dinner. 5 p.m. The Mall. Be there. Call the Graduate and Professional Student Council at 626-7526 for more information.
Get a little respite from the recent weird heat tonight at the Laboratory Theatre. From 7:30 to 9, directors Mary Z. Maher and John M. Wilson will present William Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale" in Theatre Plastique. This type of acting requires a bit of ingenuity on the part of the troupe - they have to create scenery and atmosphere with only their bodies and voices. Would the Bard roll over in his grave? Find out for free. Call Mary Maher at 621-3205 for details.
If the traditional mode of theater makes you want to yawn, show up to Room 116 (the Directing Studio) of the Drama West Building at 7:30 p.m. A total of six plays, written and directed by your peers, are being presented as a Workshop Series Production under the aegis of the Theatre Arts department. All these Student Underground Plays revolve around the "Fragile Nature of Life" and the decision of whether or not it's all worth it. Speaking of worth, the tickets are free. Call the Fine Arts Box Office at 621-1162 for more information.