Today marks the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Take part in the festivities at “Wake Up Everybody,” the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration, today on the Mall from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Contact Kendal Washington White at 621-5696 for details.
Continue your celebration of civil rights and black history from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the “Food for the Soul / Soul Food to Go” event. “Food, Fellowship and Fun” will be available in Room 209 of the Martin Luther King building to help you reflect upon, commemorate and honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Carlene Franklin can tell you more at 621-3419.
The true mark of understanding a topic is the ability to explain it to others. And what better way to demonstrate an idea than creating a visual aid? Russel Caflisch (UCLA) is bound to agree— he’s giving a talk on “Atomistic, Continuum and Bulk Models for Expitaxial Growth” today at 4 p.m. in Room 501 of the Mathematics building. Give Kathleen Leick a ring at 621-2016 to find out more about this and other upcoming Program in Applied Mathematics Colloquiums.
We’ve all heard of (or been a participant in) those crazy carnival sideshows where some magician hypnotizes you and causes you to talk about things that never happened or act like a armadillo or scream random obscenities at the mention of a single word. But what happens when people “remember” things infinitely more dangerous? Find out at today’s Psychology Seminar. Rich McNally (Harvard University) will discuss “‘Repressed’ and ‘Recovered’ Memories of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Psychometric and Experimental Data” at 4 p.m. in Room 306 of the Psychology building. Questions? Get answers by calling the Psychology department at 621-7447.
So kids, what’cha gonna spend that whopping financial aid check on? Books? (Tee-hee!) How about treating yourself to a slightly-expensive-yet-worth-the-money evening of theater? “Love Letters,” a play featuring Robert Wagner and Jill St. John, will be performed tonight at Centennial Hall at 8. Tickets are available at the Centennial Hall Box Office for $40, $30 and $25. Call the Box Office at 621-3341 for more information.
Some may associate volleyball with ice cream cones, beaches and searing summer weather. The folks at the Student Recreation Center emphatically do not. They are inviting you to come play some sand volleyball Saturday morning, in fact, at the Park Sand Volleyball Courts (Park Avenue and Fifth Street) between 10 to 11. You can check out equipment at the Pro Shop. Play some ball, by George, and laugh at the folks in New York while you do it! Details are available by calling the Recreation Center at 621-4709.