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By Kim Stravers
Arizona Daily Wildcat
February 11, 1999
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To celebrate Black History Month the Department of Africana Studies will be bringing you speakers, films, and participation-oriented discussions all through February. Today's pertinent and interesting event will be a lecture by renowned architect-turned-artist Frederic Booker. Just as Screamin' Jay Hawkins sings about "painting in oil / the portrait of a man," Booker will be talking about his "Portraits of America's Men." Be on location in the Rincon Room of the Student Union from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. to check it out. Eleanor Navarro can tell you more at 621-5665.

Personalities and reputations aren't just spontaneously created, you know. These things take time and stimulation. But don't take my word for it - come to room 204 of the Franklin building at noon today for an unusual example. Just to answer this particular question (or vice-versa - it's one of those chicken and egg things), the Center for Middle Eastern Studies is holding a Brown Bag Lunch Series. Ashar Kaufmann (Brandeis University) will lead today's portion with an explanation of "The Formation of an Identity: Phoenicianism in 1920s Lebanon." Call the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at 621-5450 for further information.

Get ready to do some joyful cartwheels - there's a Program in Applied Mathematics Modeling Seminar today! Maury Bramson (University of Minnesota) will probe deep into the subject of "Recurrence and State Collapse for Queuing Networks" at 12:30 p.m. in room 402 of the Mathematics building. On a side note, why do they have to spell "queue" the way they do, when it could more easily be spelled "Q"? Anyone? Anyone? Maybe I should call Kathleen Leick - she's the woman to ask about these types of things. Give her a ring at 621-2016 if you have any questions abut the lecture.

Ah, the irony: J. M. Cushing will confidently lead an unwavering lecture on a wavy kind of thing this afternoon at the Systems & Industrial Engineering Seminar. From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Cushing will take you to the depths and heights of "Nonlinear Dynamics of Populations, from Equilibria to Chaos: Mathematical Models, Experiments, and Data" in room 301 of the Engineering building. Linda Cramer can give you the dirt on this and other Systems and Industrial Engineering Seminars if you contact her at 621-6551.

Has anyone ever told you that it's not how much you weigh that counts, but where it is that matters? Well, the same perception can be (loosely) applied to the universe. If it couldn't, why would Ian Dell'Antonio be giving his lecture today? As part of the NOAO/KPNO/NSO/Steward Observatory and NRAO Joint Colloquium, he will discuss "Measuring the Distribution of Mass in Galaxy Clusters via Gravitational Lensing." They had to have invented that thing for something. Satisfy your thirst for galactic knowledge at 4 p.m. in room N210 of the Steward Observatory. Beforehand, you can satisfy your thirst for actual liquids in room 204 at 3:30 p.m. Pat Breyfogle can provide you with details at 318-8115.