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By Kim Stravers
Arizona Daily Wildcat
April 22, 1999
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Does the thought of a day without math leave you weeping in despair? Well, fret not - it's only Thursday, and Math Awareness Week ain't over yet. In room 401 of the Mathematics building today, students, faculty, and participants in the UA's Daughters on Campus Day Event will have the opportunity to fool around with Math Color, Calculators and Codes! A series of hands-on activities have been planned and will be manned from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. by various math gurus around campus. Chris Mikel can tell you exactly what to expect if you call him at 621-2056.

Noun? Verb? Find out whether you are being commanded or merely informed today at the Program in Applied Mathematics Modeling Seminar. At 12:30 p.m., Larry Winter (Los Alamos National Laboratory) will either describe or demand a "Flow Through Composite Porous Media" in room 402 of the Mathematics building. Kathleen Leick might be able to clarify his intentions if you call her at 621-2016.

OK, you've all seen the Pixar version of insect life at ground level. Is there any truth in their tale? Hear all about what it's really like living underground this afternoon. Join Dr. Steven Rissing (Arizona State University) at 4 p.m. for his idea of the Entomology Seminar. He'll examine "Cooperation and Aggression in Desert Ant Colonies" in the Auditorium of the Marley building. Dan Hahn can give you more information at 621-5855.

Intruder alert! Dr. Michael Regan (Carnegie Institute of Washington) will explain how matter can bum rush a seemingly secure astronomical system at this afternoon's NOAO/KPNO/NSO/Steward Observatory and NRAO Joint Colloquium. Meet him in room N210 of the Steward Observatory at 4 p.m. to learn about "Mass Inflow in Barred Galaxies and Its Effect on the Evolution of the Nuclear Regions of Galaxies." If you're in room 204 by 3:30 p.m., you can snag yourself some complimentary refreshments. Ask Pat Breyfogle if you need more information at 318-8115.

Over the course of this year, UA students have held a number of lectures, panel discussions, and protests for and against affirmative action. Tonight, you can hear what the administration thinks. Come to the Auditorium of the Social Sciences building from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to participate in the Presidential Forum on Affirmative Action. Our own Peter Likins will join Dr. Lattie Coor of Arizona State University and Dr. Clara Lovett of Northern Arizona University in providing the public with their personal opinions. An appointed panel will ask questions after the presentation, and you, Joe Public, will get your turn after that. A reception will follow in the Arizona State Museum. This event is being sponsored by the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, the Society for Applied Anthropology, the Department of Anthropology, the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and a consortium of the Arizona Universities. Andrew Gardner can give you the details at 621-6282.