In the human species, it seems the skinniest people are able to eat the most. Same with hummingbirds - the smaller they are, the more times they have to hit up your backyard feeder. Why is this? Find out at the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Noon Seminar. Todd McWhorter, EEB grad student, will consider
"Energy Intake in Hummingbirds: Is It Physiologically Constrained?" today in room 237 of the Biological Sciences West building. Call the very same department at 621-1588 for more information.
When you think about lands being ravaged, raped, and pillaged, Australia probably isn't your first concern. Who wants to mess with the bush, anyway? However, Crocodile Dundee can't do it all, you know - the geography of the Land Down Under is still suffering some damage from negligence and plain old meanness. Susan Moodie will be in room 225 of the Biological Sciences East building at 12 p.m. today to give some suggestions on how to heal the boo-boos. "Landcare: Restoring Australia's Landscapes" is the topic of this Renewable Natural Resources Seminar. The RNR (not "rest and relaxation," mind you) can give you the details at 621-7257.
Join John Holloway (Arizona State University) and other rock-minded individuals (no slur intended) in room 308 of the Kuiper Space Sciences building today for a discussion of "Degassing Under the Sea: A Story of Carbon from Accretion to Life at Black Smokers." Though it sounds kind of like an ad for the anti-nicotine campaign, I assure you Holloway is not intending to chide you about ingesting the monoxide form. He'll be talking organic matter from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. as part of a mysterious "Colloquium" series. Bette Evans can answer your questions at 621-6963.
No need for a bilingual dictionary: As part of Black History Month, the Department of Africana Studies will be showing "Afrique, Je Te Plumerai: Africa, I Am Going to Fleece You" from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today. The film, a commentary on the history of colonialism in Cameroon and the African continent as a whole, is showing as part of a weekly film series dedicated to increasing your knowledge and awareness of black history. Bring an open mind and some popcorn to room 100 of the Martin Luther King building. Eleanor Navarro can answer any further questions at 621-5665.
Take a break from the traditional forms of ballet, tap, and jazz tonight at the Millennium Project dance performance. The "Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre 'Furioso'" will hit the Centennial Hall stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $20 by calling the Centennial Hall Box Office at 621-3341. Before you settle in, though, walk across the street to the Center for English as a Second Language building for an Arts Encounter. A member of the UA Dance Department Faculty will lead a discussion of modern dance at 6:45 p.m. in room 102. Charles Roe can fill you in at 621-9396.