Building Academic Community, the semester-long UA speaker series, continues the program this afternoon in Gallagher Theatre. Show up at noon and stay till 1 p.m. to hear James S. Todd lecture on the "Maldistribution of Wealth and the Theories of James Madison." Todd is a faculty fellow and senior lecturer in the Department of Political Science, so expect nothing less than the best. Bring your lunch, but take your questions to Sue Robison at 621-4700.
Arizona politics. Learn and get concerned today at noon in Room 256 of the Memorial Student Union. Rep. Lou Ann Preble (R-District 9) and Sen. George Cunningham (D - District 13) will speak at 1 p.m. as part of the Legislation Forum Series. Candidates running for re-election in districts 9, 10, 11, 13 and 14 will also be present to discuss pertinent issues. The series is co-sponsored by the UA-BPW, Staff Advisory Council, BETA, the UA Faculty Senate and the United Staff Council. Contact Angie Toledo at 621-9342 for details.
The Center of Middle Eastern Studies continues its Classic Film Series this afternoon from noon to 1 p.m. "Man and Nature," the first film, emphasis the essential tenet of Islam - harmony with nature; "Pattern of Beauty," describes the three major elements of Islamic art. Come appreciate Islamic culture in Room 204 of the Franklin Building. Requests for sign-language interpreters (and all other inquiries) should be directed to Karen Galindo at 621-8079.
Ah, yes, the Chemistry Seminars continue to serve as a catalyst for inquiring minds. "The Effects of Morphology, Microstructure, and Electronic Properties on Electron Transfer Reactions at Conductive Boron-Doped Diamond Thin-Film Electrodes" will be patiently explained by Greg M. Swain, of Utah State University's chemistry department, at 4 p.m. today in Room 218 of the Chemical and Biological Sciences Building
Get your history lesson on film: "Enigma," a BBC dramatic interpretation of the life of Alan Turing, is showing today from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This is part of Math Movies: Breaking the Code, a series of films about (you guessed it) mathematics. Turing was a key player in deciphering the Enigma codes of Germany in World War II - a pretty important guy. Come to Room 202 of the Family and Consumer Resources building and discover that history is not really enigmatic. Call John L. Leonard for more information at 621-6874.
Arriba! Ven a la lectura este noche! Learn about Mexican and American history at 7 p.m. in Room 100 of the Social Sciences building. This Symposium on the US-Mexican War will feature two guest speakers. Josefina Zoraida Vazquez, history professor at El Colegio de Mexico, will present "The War with the United States from a Mexican Perspective." Richard Griswold del Castillo, history at San Diego State University, will speak about "The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: Civil and Property Rights." Celebrate the centennial birthday of the UA Department of History, while remembering the 150th anniversary of the signing of the treaty. The symposium is also sponsored by El Consulado Mexicano en Tucson, the Latin American Area Center, the Mexican American Studies and Research Center, the Southwest Center, Fundacion Mexico and Instituto Cultural Mexicano de Tucson. Ven, escucha, aprenda y celebra! Call Raul Saba at 626-7242 for further information.
If lectures just don't appeal to you today, treat your ears to a different kind of sound. The UA School of Music and Art presents the season debut of the UA Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. in Crowder Hall of the Fine Arts Complex. The orchestra will perform Franz Schubert's "Symphony No. 8 in B minor" and Dmitri Shostakovich's "Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, op. 47, " as well as a special performance of Joan Tower's "Tambor." Incidentally, this will be the second-ever performance of "Tambor," which was only commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in May. Ticket prices vary, so call MusiCall at 621-2998 for details.