Picture the typical cowboy, and you will probably come up with someone resembling Roy Rogers or Billy the Kid. But hey! Remember our neighbors to the south - their cowboys have been just as important in the cattle industry and life in the West as any Sundance Kid. Brush up on your Mexican history today at the "Vaqueros" Exhibition at the Arizona Historical Society (949 E. Second St.). The show, subtitled "The Life of the Mexican Cowboy," will incorporate photography, writing, and video images of the modern Mexican cowboy and runs today through February 26. Peruse the work of Jeff Scott, Ruben Ruiz, and Patricia Preciado Martin from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day except Sundays, when you can go between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Contact the AHS Education Department at 628-5774 for more information.
Who says fables are just for children? Experience a variation on the bedtime story theme this morning on the lawn of the Arizona State Museum. (Though it would be rather rude, I suppose you could take some sort of nap if you wanted to.) Michael Lacapa Apache/Hopi author and educator will tell you his best tales from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., courtesy of the Arizona State Museum's Storyteller event. Their press release says that it's for kids and families, but those terms are pretty subjective, don't you think? Call 621-4695 if you have any questions.
What's the best thing about February? Is it the groundhog? The candy and flowers on Valentine's Day? Or could it be the 28-day celebration of distinguished African Americans? I choose the latter. February is Black History Month, and to kick it off, the UA is holding a Sounding of the Drums/Dr. MLK Jr. Distinguished Leadership Awards ceremony today from noon to 1 p.m. on the Mall. Join the Department of African American Student Affairs and Tariq Rasool and the Songhai Drummers in honoring the actions of those who have dedicated themselves to making society a better place. Carlene Franklin can tell you more at 621-3419.
"Monty Python's Flying Circus" and "Are You Being Served?" aren't the only great things to come out of the BBC. I think Larry Hoffman would agree - fact is, he'll be showing yet another British smash throughout the semester in room 201 of the Physics and Atmospheric Sciences building. Join him from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Friday afternoons to catch subsequent episodes of "Connections," James Burke's television series documenting how science and technology evolved via "many serendipitous events." Sounds paradoxical. Give Hoffman a buzz at 621-6826 for the details.
Straight out of a "Dilbert" cartoon, it's this afternoon's Finance Seminar! Suman Banerjee will be visiting from the University of Iowa to captivate all you future gray-suits with a discussion on "Strategic Underinvestment, Managerial Entrenchment and the Ownership Structure of a Firm." Get these invaluable tips from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in room 315S of McClelland Hall. Still skeptical (or "shrewd," as they say in business)? Touch base with Lori Magloire at 621-7554.