It's almost Friday - what better way to wrap up the week than taking in a performance? The Native American Resource Center brings you the talent of Pascua Yaqui Deer Dancers and Young Thunder Nation today as part of American Indian Cultural Celebration Week. They will do their thing on the main stage of the UA Mall at noon. More information is available at 621-9217.
Not all verse is about love and death - often, it is used to express opinions on some really atrocious topics. See for yourself today from 12 to 1:15 p.m. in Room 140 of the James E. Rogers Law Center, as Micere M. Githae Mugo recites "Poetry in the Assertion of Human Rights." Mugo is a Kenya-born activist, poet, and playwright, and is anticipating some inter-action in his discussion. Contact Leslye Obiora at 621-1881 for details.
What do Harleys have to do with optical sciences, beyond, perhaps, vision impairment due to traffic accidents? Find out from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Optical Sciences Center Colloquium. Professor Charles M. Falco (Chair of Condensed Matter of Physics at UA) will explain "The History, Technology, and Art of the Motorcycle" in Room 410 of the Meinel building at the Optical Sciences Center. Jeanette Ryan can tell you more at 621-4375.
What's red, grows on vines, and has an amazing ability to deter eager bugs? Lycopersicon esculentum, of course! (That's the common tomato, for all you lay folks.) Dr. Michael Stout (Agricultural Experiment Station of Louisiana State University) will tell you all about the "Specificity of Resistance to Insects in the Tomato, Lycopersicon esculentum" today at 4 p.m. in Room 230 of the Marley building. Call Rose Kilby at 621-7165 for further information.
Ah, the irony: The German Studies Department will be screening "Schwache Geschlecht muss starker Werden" (translation: "The weaker sex must become stronger"), a film about how Germany's 1968 political movements neglected women's issues, tonight at 7:30. The film (a part of the German Film Series) includes comments on the final version of the original film from the directors, who met to talk about it 19 years later. It will be shown in the Auditorium of the Modern Languages building. Call the Department at 621-7385 if you have any questions.
Fiction writer Alison Moore and musician Phil Lancaster have combined their talents to bring you musical and literary commentary on this event. The duo will be performing lullaby, short story and ballad pieces to the theme of "Riders on the Orphan Train" tonight at 8 at the Cabaret Theatre in the Temple of Music and Art (330 S. Scott) downtown.
-compiled by Kim Stravers