Some use sticks, some use brushes, some just use their hands. For what, you ask? Percussive exploration! Escape the narrow view of snares and toms this afternoon at the Drums Across Cultures event on the Mall. Thanks to the sponsorship of the Native American Resource Center, the Quichua Group will provide you with aural pleasure from noon to 1 p.m. this afternoon. This week-long event strives to show the common musical thread of different cultures, and has been made possible by the Department of Multicultural Programs and Services. Olga Carranza can tell you more at 621-1094.
With the sad departure of Jacques Cousteau, it seems people are increasingly less interested in the happenings of the sea. (National Geographic subscribers excluded, of course.) Do the man some justice and check up on the Earth's underwater status this afternoon at the Institute for the Study of Planet Earth Seminar. Marlin Atkinson (Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii) will lecture on the "Effects of Global Change on Coral Reefs" from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Center for Creative Photography. Remember: No coral reefs equals no coral necklaces. Contact Sandy Jacobsen at 621-9010 for the nitty-gritty.
Homograph: a word with the same spelling as another but with a different meaning and origin. This in mind, you are set to correctly interpret the title of today's Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Seminar. Sergey Gavrilets is visiting the UA from the University of Tennessee to break down the "Dynamics of speciation on wholly adaptive landscapes." The discussion will begin at 4 p.m. in Room 301 of the Biological Sciences West building. Susan Noriega-Edmond will tell you all she knows about it if you call her at 621-1588.
What's smaller than your fingernail, yet bigger than the Empire State building? The cosmos! Well, to some degree, anyway. Find out what I'm alluding to at this evening's Steward Observatory Public Evening Series lecture. Thomas Wilson will be at the glamorous podium of science in Room N210 of the Steward Observatory to give you a glimpse of "The Millimeter and Sub-Millimeter Universe." The talk will last from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., but if you stick around you can go on a nice little field trip to the Campus Station of the Observatory and peer through the 21-inch telescope at the night sky. Contact Connie Walker at 621-7096 for more information.
As college students, you have officially earned the privilege to watch any damn movie you like. Yes, even those "intended for adult audiences" ones. Exercise your right tonight at Gallagher Theatre, as rock-video director Adam Bernstein's flick, "Six Ways to Sunday," plays on the gigantic screen. The first film to be shown of the Jewish Film Festival, it explores the events in the life of an 18 year-old boy who gets acquainted with the Jewish mob scene. The projector starts rolling at 7:30 p.m., so get there early and shell out the $2.50 ($4 for non-students). Call the Theatre at 621-4678 for details.