The Dow Jones has been an excited little industrial average lately. How come? Find out today at the Finance Seminar in Room 315S of McClelland Hall. Jay Ritter (University of Florida) will kindly explain "The Decline of Inflation and the Bull Market of 1982 to 1997" from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you need more information, call Lori Magloire at 621-7554.
Every month, it seems, we Americans are asked to recognize something. February was Black History Month, so it only follows that April would be Math Awareness Month. (Okay, so they are unrelated. I'm trying here.) To preface the big shebang, there will be an informal discussion with Art "the Mathemagician" Benjamin in Room 501 of the Mathematics building from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. He'll get you jazzed for the ceremonious Reception and Official Web Site Launch, which will take place in the lobby of the same building from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. There, you will have the chance to meet the masterminds behind the exhibits, while you partake free refreshments! For information regarding the lecture or gala, please call Chris Mikel at 626-2056.
Remember all that Aqua Net you used in your teased-out hair in the 80s? Well, as you are probably well aware, it had some damaging effects on the environment. I'm not just talking ozone here - I'm talking oceans. Join Ray Weiss (Scripps Institute of Oceanography) in the Auditorium of the Center for Creative Photography today for his version of an Institute for the Study of Planet Earth Seminar. He'll be "Tracing and Modeling the Deep Circulation of the Worlds Oceans from the Uptake of Atmospheric Chlorofluorocarbons" from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Sandy Jacobsen at 621-9010 for details.
Can't stand the thought of enduring the beauty of an entire opera performance? Well, you can still get cultured tonight at the School of Music and Dance Concert Opera Scenes performance. Charles Roe and Richard Weidlich will be staging various operatic vignettes on the Crowder Hall stage at 7:30 p.m. Included will be scenes from Rape of Lucretia, Tartuffe, Susannah, and Porgy and Bess. And it's all sung in English. Ahh! Call the UA Fine Arts Box Office at 621-1162 for admission information.
Like the mighty phoenix, an important piece of scientific equipment will figuratively rise from its ashes tonight at the Steward Observatory Public Evening Series Lecture. Craig Foltz will depict "The Re-Birth of the MMT." in Room N210 of the Steward Observatory from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Weather permitting, you just might be able to follow your fellow audience members out to the Campus Station of the Observatory after the talk to do some stargazing. Connie Walker can give you the facts at 621-7096.
Ah, imperialist nostalgia. That's what Coronado was all about. Get the other side of the story of his destructive 16th-century expedition to the Southwest this evening at the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society Talk. Richard Flint will take a detailed look at Coronado's interactions with the Pueblo people of Northern Mexico at 7:30 p.m. in the DuVal Auditorium of the University Medical Center. Lee Fratt can give you more information at 881-0526.