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By Kim Stravers
Arizona Daily Wildcat
April 12, 1999
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Usually, the events scheduled for an Employee Recognition Week consist of activities designed to congratulate and reward workers for their commitment and effort. If you work for the UA, however, your day in the sun may be literally be spent in the heat. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., various staff musicians, including the University staff/faculty choir, will try to make you appreciate them by playing their hearts out during Music on the Mall. Get out there, enjoy your lunch, and be generous with your applause-'cause if it weren't for the employees, where would our clockwork-like institution be? Janice Murphy can give you more information at 621-1596.

When local gasoline prices are, metaphorically, three feet high and rising, Tucsonans get pretty bent out of shape. Are we any different from the population in the Middle East when oil prices go awry? Find out today at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies Brown Bag Lunch Seminar. Jean Francois Seznec (Columbia University), will discuss "The Influence of Low Oil Prices on Politics in the Arab-Persian Gulf" at noon in Room 204 of the Franklin building. Call Karen Galindo at 621-8079 if you desire more information.

Tired of composing love letters on the same loose-leaf you take notes on in class? Come to the UA Museum of Art today and learn how to give your stationary a little zing. Karen Stahlecker will give a Visiting Art Faculty Lecture on Papermaking somewhere upstairs at 1 p.m. She'll talk about everything from folding books to "gigantic paper forests." A reception will follow the talk-call Alisa Z. Shorr at 621-7567 to find out when and where.

We've all got our weaknesses-even constantly-fluctuating ideas like "climate." Join Wally Broecker (Columbia University) from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. for an examination of "The Thermohaline Circulation: The Achilles Heel of Climate," in the Auditorium of the Center for Creative Photography. Sandy Jacobson has more information about this Institute for the Study of Planet Earth Seminar at 621-9010.

Let me suggest to you that "God" doesn't have to be confined to just one name and form. May I go out on a limb? "God" may even be a woman. Part of "God," anyway. Intrigued? Confused? Then come to Room 110 of the Economics building tonight and hear a lecture on "Feminism, Sacrifice and the Buddha Mind." Sandy Boucher will engage your Occidental ears with a discussion of Kwan Yin, the foremost female divinity in Asia, at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Judith McDanial at 626-9149.

Northern Arizona may have the Grand Canyon, but we Tucsonans have a mighty impressive series of super-ditches right under our feet. Hear an Arizona State Park interpretive ranger trace the history of our new, soon-to-be-opened state park in the Duval Auditorium of the University Medical Center. "Kartchner Caverns: A Secret Revealed" is the topic, and the lecture begins at 7 p.m. Since the park will not open until November, this is the Tucson Audubon Society's way of giving you a sneak peek at the beauty underground. Give Kevin Dahl a ring at 622-5622 for details.