Browse over to the Main Library and Special Collections building today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to see what getting published was all about "back in the day." "Retrospectives," an exhibition of the early years of the Poetry Center's Visiting Poets and Writers Reading Series, will be running courtesy of the UA Poetry Center. The show is also a tribute to small press publishing in Arizona from 1959 to the present, including examples from now-defunct presses like "Grilled Flowers." Call the Poetry Center at 321-7760 for more information.
Help for women only. Low income? Single mother? Female homemaker in search of a job? PHASE, the UA's Project for Homemakers in Arizona Seeking Employment, would like to invite you to a free four-day workshop that deals with these issues. The seminar begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until noon, and will be held at the Trinity Pres-byterian Church at 401 E. Fourth St. Call 621-3902 for details.
Pack your lunch full of brain food - you'll need it for the Theoretical Astrophysics lunch seminar this afternoon. Stefan Gottloeber, of the Astrophysical Institute at Potsdam, will be on hand in Room N305 of the Steward Observatory at 12 p.m. to talk with you about "Halo Evolution and Clustering in High-Resolution Cosmological N-Body Simulations." Barbara Kausen can give you the scoop at 621-7690.
On the subject of science, the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Association for Women in Science, Gloria DiGrandi-Hoffman (senior research scientist), and the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center want to talk to you about "Survival Skills of the Scientist: How Do We Develop Them?" in the Main Conference Room of the National Astronomy Observatories. The talk will run from noon until 1 p.m., so bring your midday meal. Contact Laurie Marnell at 621-1418 for further information.
On a utopian note, author Alan Weisman will be in Room 230 of the Marley Building today at 3 p.m. to speak about his new book, Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World. A fictional community, Gaviotas subsists entirely by environment-friendly means, such as windmills, solar collectors, and children's seesaw-powered water sterilization systems. The talk is sponsored by the Water Resources Research Center - call them at 792-9591 for answers to your questions.
Though we all assure our friends and parents that we would "never drink and drive," some of us have a hard time handing over the keys. Barbara Babb, renown spokeswoman for the Anheuser-Bush "Make the Right Call" Program, will be on campus tonight to remind us of the dangers of driving under the influence (and riding with a driver who has been drinking) and the consequences of underage drinking. Seats at her Centennial Hall lecture are limited, so arrive early. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. - further inquiries may be directed to 884-5999.