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By Kim Stravers
Arizona Daily Wildcat
May 3, 1999
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You can learn a lot of things from a graph-especially the kind that involves plotting phenomena with different values on divergent axes. Intrigued? Then come to room N305 of the Steward Observatory this afternoon for another fascinating Theoretical Astrophysics Lunch Seminar. Uros Seljak (Princeton University) will ask and answer the question, "What can we learn from cosmic microwave background anisotropies?" at noon. Barbara Kausen can tell you all about the talk if you give her a ring at 621-7690.


Someone's placed fetters on the rocks of the Red Planet! Better send in Mini Wadhwa (University of Chicago) - she knows all about that sort of thing. In fact, she's even willing to impart some of her astronomical wisdom to you at today's Lunar and Planetary Sciences Brown Bag Seminar. From noon to 1:30 p.m., in room 308 (the lecture hall) of the Kuiper Space Sciences building, Wadhwa will dish the dirt on "Constraints on the Magmatic History of Mars from Trace Element Microdistributions in Martian Meteorites." Talk to Joan Weinberg at 621-2828 for more information.


The Association for Women In Science, Southern Arizona Chapter, will be holding an informal Bag Lunch seminar this afternoon. (No wonder the group goes by "AWISSAZ"...) Meet Valerie Reyna, Ph.D., in the Main Conference Room of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory from noon to 1 p.m. for a discussion of Reyna's work in cognitive psychology and the vital part the Association of Women Faculty is playing for all the UA's women. Laurie Marnell can give you a more detailed description if you contact her at 621-1418.


Uros Seljak (Princeton University) has got a gripe, and he's ready to let it all out at this afternoon's Theoretical Astrophysics Colloquium. Grab a seat in room N210 of the Steward Observatory at 4 p.m. to hear him kvetch about "Weak Lensing and Cosmology." Barbara Kausen can give you more information if you call her at 621-7690.


Come see what happens to your DNA when you take drugs at today's Interdisciplinary Plant Biology Seminar. Actually, the subject of Dr. David Ho's lecture will not concern any wild, psychedelic exploits la Hunter S. Thompson - it's actually about a safe and legal form of gene therapy. Catch this discussion of "Abscisic acid regulated gene expression" between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. in room 230 of the Marley building. Have questions about this Washington University professor? Call Margaret Gomez at 621-9126.


Did you leave the last Writing About Literature Workshop feeling more, but not completely, prepared to take those hideous finals that are sneaking up? Fret no more - Kendra Gaines will be giving yet another helpful lecture tonight in room 310 of the Modern Languages building. She'll go even more in-depth about "Preparing for the Final Exam: Part II" from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. This workshop is being offered by the Writing Skills Improvement Program. Call Donna Rabuck at 621-5849 for further information.