In any other language, May 5 is a pretty insignificant day. For Hispanic culture, however, it's a day to toss up the sombreros in celebration. On this day, a mighty battle was won against the French. Join in the festivities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Mall, as Chicano/Hispanic Student Affairs, JUNTOS and KAMP student radio bring you the UA's version of a Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Live mariachi music, complete with dancers, will entertain you as you eat tasty Mexican food and beverages from Cafe Sonora. Armando Valenzuela can tell you more if you call him at 621-5627.
It ain't the barber's personal papers we're talking about: Cristian Berco will discuss "The Trials, Tribulations and Occasional Victories of Researching Black People in Seville's Archives: A History of Vignettes" from noon to 1 p.m. at today's Latin American Area Center Seminar. Be in Room 102 of the Douglass Building to share in the glory and defeat. If you need more information, please call Veronica Peralta at 626-7242.
This is it, folks. Last chance. Tonight is the absolute final time this semester that Kendra Gaines will academically hold your hand. She's giving her last hurrah in the form of a Weekly Writing Workshop, and the lecture will center on a topic pretty damn relevant to your scholastic career: "Final Exam Strategies: Part Two." Get those last-minute tips between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. in Room 310 of the Modern Languages Building. Oh, and thank the folks from the Writing Skills Improvement Program on your way out - they're the ones responsible for this effort. Donna Rabuck can fill you in on the details if you call her at 621-5849.
In a world caught between Darwinism and Catholicism, science has ostensibly gotten a bad rap. Today is their day to retort. Join Dr. Ursula W. Goodenough (Washington University) Thursday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. for a discussion of "Science and the Sense of the Sacred." The two can coexist peacefully, I swear. The lecture will be held in Room 202 of the Family and Consumer Resources Building, and is sponsored jointly by the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Genetics and the Interdisciplinary Plant Biology Seminar Series. Contact Karen Schumaker at 621-9635 for further information.
Can't get enough of that science stuff? Then poke your head into Room 202 of the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Building sometime before noon Thursday, May 6 and explore the 4th Annual Learning and Technology Showcase. The morning sessions will cover projects involving the use of technology in instruction, and the afternoon sessions, which will be held in Room 337 of the Center for Computing and Information Technology (CCIT) Building, will be comprised of workshops on emerging trends, poster sessions on faculty technology projects, and a talk with Mike Gottfredson. (Here's a hint - the room should be marked "Faculty Center for Instructional Innovation.") For exact times and a complete schedule of events, call Sally Jackson at 626-7418.