Explore the halls where your e-mail begins! The Center for Computing and Information Technology (CCIT) is holding an Open House today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Head over to the center at Mountain Avenue and Speedway Boulevard for tours of the labs, door prizes and refreshments. A demonstration of that pesky Y2K project will be given - come see what CCIT is doing to correct the future computer apocalypse. Contact Anita Almond at 621-2515 for more information.
Calling all fans of the avant-garde! The Art Department is sponsoring an Art Exhibition this afternoon between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tim Rutti, Jack Shotbolt, and James Schaub want you to be the "Transmogrifier" (i.e., one who changes things into something bizarre) of their collective paintings, sculpture and video installations. The works are on display in the Lionel Rombach Gallery in the Art Building, where a reception runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Robyn Betchner has details for you at 626-4215.
Whitney Houston reminded us during the Persian War crisis that the "other side" had "human" and "humane" attributes. In an effort to bridge an understanding between East and West, The Center of Middle Eastern Studies continues its Classic Film Series on Islam this afternoon from noon to 1 p.m. "Knowledge of the World," a film about historic Islamic interests in education and the sciences, kicks off the hour. "Inner Life" follows with a glimpse of Islamic mysticism and Sufism. Karen Galindo says the films will be shown in Room 204 of the Franklin Building. She'll tell you lots of other things about the series, too, if you call her at 621-8079.
Susan H. Aiken continues the Building Academic Community Speaker Series today with her lecture, "Romancing 'Out of Africa:' Isak Dinesen Does Hollywood." (It's tasteful subject matter, I guarantee!) Aiken, a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of English, will speak from 12:15 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. in Gallagher Theatre. Feel free to bring your lunch.
Remember that cool fact about how you can tell the age of a tree by counting the number of its rings? Well, the UA has developed a whole series of lectures devoted just to that useful phenomenon. Check out the Tree-Ring Talk today in Room 104G of the West Stadium. David Meko discusses "Climatic Variation and Cottonwood Tree Rings in Great Sand Dunes National Monument" at noon. Intrigued? Call Jackie Mather at 621-1608 for more information.
It's time to get smart. Or at least write smart. Or at least look like you write smart. Kendra Gaines, of the Writing Skills Improvement Center, teaches you about Presenting Evidence to Support Generalizations" today from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 310 of the Modern Languages building. She offers her insight as part of the Writing About Literature Workshops, which Donna Rabuck, the center's assistant director, can fill you in on at 621-5849.
The Charles Darwin Experience does its improvisational thing tonight at 10 p.m. in the Cellar, located in the Memorial Student Union. Side-splitting caliber entertainment guaranteed. Really. And it's free.