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By Kim Stravers (Compiler)
Arizona Daily Wildcat
November 2, 1998
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WARNING: Cosmic cereal can cause rings of electromagnetic radiation to appear. At least, that's what today's Theoretical Astrophysics Lunch Seminar seems to imply. I could be wrong. See for yourself at noon in Room N305 of the Steward Observatory when Richard McCray (University of Colorado at Boulder) demystifies the subject of "X-ray Halos due to Interstellar Grains." Barbara Kausen has answers for the curious at 621-7690.

Halloween may be over, but the festivities are not quite finished. Come to the third floor of the Main Library this afternoon at 2 p.m. to celebrate El Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead), the traditional Mexican holiday honoring the deceased. The Social Sciences Team will host the event, which will consist of dancing, music, poetry reading, games and a traditional altar. Dedications and celebrations will be spoken in English, Spanish and Nahuatl (Aztec language). Contact Ninfa A. Trejo at 621-4868 for more information.

"Election" is the magic word this month. Exercise your right to be an informed citizen this afternoon from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the VP Research Open Forum. The position of vice president for research and graduate studies is up for grabs this year, and there are many candidates hoping to win the title. Lots of competitors means lots of opinions on lots of issues - come hear Richard C. Powell's (director, Optical Sciences Center) thoughts in the Kiva Auditorium of the Education building. Kathy Ott has further information for you at 621-2711.

When "Because I said so" doesn't work, one must find alternate methods of convincing a skeptic one's opinion is correct. But how? Kendra Gaines (Writing Skills Improvement Program) knows, and she'll disclose all kinds of little trade secrets to you today from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Be in Room 310 of the Modern Languages building to see how "Persuading with Clear Logic and Appropriate Vocabulary" can be a lot more helpful than hurling invectives or spewing empty egotism. Queries about this and upcoming Weekly Writing Workshops can be directed to Donna Rabuck at 621-5849.

Our music educators could hardly have attained a faculty position if they were tone deaf, right? Mark Rush, violinist, and Tannis Gibson, piano, offer proof for this hypothesis tonight at 7:30 on the Crowder Hall stage. As part of the Faculty Artist Series, Rush and Gibson will perform compositions by Beethoven, Maw and Prokofiev for nominal ticket prices. Call the Fine Arts Box Office at 621-1162 for seating information.

If you can afford a $25 ticket, head on over to Centennial Hall and spend "An Evening with Blues Traveler" tonight. The University Activities Board's own Rising Star Entertainment has gone out on a booking limb to bring you a night of harmonica-filled feel-good music. The concert begins at 8 p.m., so get to the Centennial Hall Box Office ASAP to grab a ticket. Better yet, call them to reserve your seat at 621-3341.

-compiled by Kim Stravers