An eye for an eye, or community service? Whatever your current preference for punishment, you are invited to test your theory today at the 1999 Rombach Symposium on Crime, Delinquency and Corrections. The UA's School of Public Administration and Policy and the College of Business and Public Administration are jointly presenting the wits of Norval Morris (University of Chicago) this morning from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Berger Auditorium of McClelland Hall. Morris has already written one book on how our concepts of justice have mutated over the years- perhaps he'll provide you with some cute torture anecdotes. Brint Milward will know for sure, so call him with your questions at 621-3634.
You sunk my battleship! Well, no one's actually going to play any board games at today's Program in Applied Mathematics Modeling Seminar, but they will be talking "Convergence of Discrete-Ordinate Schemes in Diffusive Regimes." (Silly me, thinking regimes were only terrorist groups.) David Levermore is ready to plot points with you at 12:30 p.m. in room 402 of the Mathematics building. Questions? Call Kathleen Leick at 621-2016 for metaphor- and simile-free answers.
I'm sure almost all of us, in one drunken stupor or another, have played the infamous party game, "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon." You know, that thing where everyone on earth (your grandma, Jackee, David Hasselhoff) is somehow strangely related to Tremors Man? Hate to bust your bubble, but this ain't no original gig. Visit the roots celebrity mania tonight at the Arizona Repertory Theatre Preview of John Guare's award-winning play, "Six Degrees of Separation." (Yes, it was a movie.) The cheap-o show- a mere $8- will be on the stage of the Marroney Theatre at 1:30 p.m. sharp. Contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 621-1162 for more information.
Some of us shed a few tears when the entire institution of American baseball took a hike back in 1994. Come to the Auditorium of the Social Sciences building at 7 p.m. tonight, and you may turn on the waterworks. Turns out, our Mexican neighbors are having some employer-employee conflicts, and they need our support in their strike efforts. Anne Browing (Ph.D. candidate, anthropology) and Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith (of the Mexican American Studies and Research Center and the Latin American Area Center) will preface the remarks of three members of Local 65 of Mexico's National Miners' Union at the Cananea Strikers Speak Out event. Donations of food, clothing, and money will be accepted. The speeches have been made possible by the UA Latin American Area Center and Fundacion Mexico. Joel Stillerman can tell you more at 626-7242.
Know where the phrase "rule of thumb" came from? Beating your wife with a stick. Domestic violence isn't a new thing, kids. How old is actually pretty surprising (even given the caveman scenario)- be simultaneously disgusted and wowed by the dates at tonight's New Directions in Southwestern Anthropology Public Lecture Series talk. Debra L. Martin (Hampshire College) will explore "Violence Against Women in the Ancient Southwest" at 7:30 p.m. in room 103 of the Center for English as a Second Language building. Stick around afterwards for a reception with the speaker in the lobby of the Arizona State Museum. Suzanne Fish can fill you in at 626-8290.