If it ain't one thing, it's another: At 12:30 p.m., Catherine Sulem (University of Toronto) will attempt to find the silver lining in the black cloud of mathematics, as she discusses "Emergence of New Eigenvalues for the Linear Scattering Problem Associated to the Benjamin-Ono Problem." The lecture is part of the Program in Applied Mathematics PDE Seminar series, and will be held in room 402 of the Mathematics building. Contact Kathleen Leick at 621-2016 for more information.
Feeling a little stressed before finals? Then come to the third floor main hallway of the Africana Studies Department for a lesson in "Turning the Spirit." Mala Spotted Eagle Pope, a recognized Western ShoShoNe and Cherokee spiritual leader, will be giving this lecture, thanks to the efforts of the Africana Studies Department and the Native American Resource Center. The event will begin at 2 p.m., and free refreshments will be provided. Call the Department of Africana Studies at 621-5665 to find out more.
Mini Wadhwa (University of Chicago) will talk infinitesimal planetesimals at this afternoon's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory Colloquium. Be in room 308 (the Lecture Hall) of the Kuiper Space Sciences building at 3:30 p.m. to hear Wadhwa's opinions on "Time Scales of Differentiation in the Early Solar System: Insights from Extinct Radionuclides." Joan Weinberg can tell you more at 621-2828.
Witness the passion of a professor tonight at the Faculty Community Lecture Series talk. From 7:30 to 8:30, Victor Baker will share his thoughts on a subject very near and dear to his heart - "Water Science and Policy in the Southwest." Might sound a little boring to you, but H2O is this man's bread and butter. He is a Regents' Professor and the head of the hydrology and water resources department, after all. Anyhoo, you can catch him at the appointed time in the DuVal Auditorium of the Arizona Health Sciences Center. Denise Stogsdill can give you further information if you call her at 621-3511.
Put those greenbacks back in your pocket - tonight, the movie's on us. (That's "us," the UA, not "us," the Wildcat. - I have nothing to do with it.) You're invited to one of two free sneak previews of "American Pie," a typical American film about four boys who make a pact to lose their virginity before prom night. Ah, hormones. Get in the Gallagher Theatre line early for either the 7:30 p.m. or 9:20 p.m. showings. Call Gallagher Theatre at 621-4678 for details.
There are only a couple of weeks left in the semester, but you still haven't completely missed out on the opportunity to watch our talented dance students strut their stuff. Tonight is their last performance of the semester, and it is appropriately entitled the "Last Chance to Dance Concert." The program is comprised entirely of student-choreographed and student-performed material, and acts as a showcase for new and experimental ideas. Catch a true variety of styles (ballet to modern), courtesy of the School of Music and Dance, for a mere $2. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Gittings Dance Theater of the Ina E. Gittings Building. Call Jory Hancock at 626-8030 for more information.