Is it the sum effect of the little things that happen or the earth-shattering events that are really important in life? Find out today at the Building Academic Community Speaker Series. Saundra Taylor (vice president for campus life) will point out "What Differences Really Make a Difference" from 12:15 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. in Gallagher Theatre. Her talk has kindly been made possible by The University of Arizona and American Council on Education, and has been skillfully organized by the Faculty Fellows. Send thanks and questions to Sue Robison at 621-4700.
When things get tight, you gotta be thrifty. And not only does this theory apply to our meager student finances, it holds true for invisible things like heat. Today, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Judith Curry (University of Colorado) will give you a fuller explanation at the Institute for the Study of Planet Earth Seminar. She will demonstrate how one can successfully balance "The Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic" in room 224 of the Physics and Atmospheric Sciences building. Sandy Jacobsen can give you the lowdown at 621-9010.
Oh, those mutable science kids. They seem to have an uncanny ability to take their field to the strangest places - including celluloid heaven. As proof of their adaptability, the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Undergraduate Club will be presenting an interactive showing of "Jurassic Park" tonight at 7 p.m. in room 218 of the Chemistry and Biological Sciences building. "Biological Sciences Theater 3000," as they are inclined to call it, will involve heckling of on-screen characters by Karl "Dinosaur Guru" Flessa, with help from the audience. How can you add your witticism to the pool? Contact the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at 621-7509 for details.
What do you get when a Cuban dance troupe performs a Russian ballet for an American audience? A favorite UA buzzword - multiculturalism! The Ballet Nacional De Cuba, featuring dazzling founder Alicia Alonso, will present you with their version of "Giselle" tonight at 8 p.m. in Centennial Hall. Tickets are going for $26, $32 and $38 (depending on your seating preference and availability). Call the Centennial Hall Box Office at 621-3341 for seating information. Before you head over to the show, though, be sure to get a bit of background information on classical ballet at the Arte Latino Americano Arts Encounter. Melissa Lowe (UA Dance Department) will give you some pointers from 7:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in room 102 of the Center for English as a Second Language building. Charles Roe can answer your questions at 621-9396.
Besides being a comparatively warm spot to spend your winter months, Tucson is a veritable nexus of artists, writers and other smart people. At least, they like to stop here on their way to other destinations. Take advantage of visiting brains at tonight's installment of the Spring 1999 Visiting Poets and Writers Reading Series. Jorie Graham, acclaimed poet and winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize, will be reading selections form her work at 8 p.m. in the auditorium of the Modern Languages building. The Poetry Center has further information for you at 321-7760.