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By Stephanie Corns
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
July 19, 2000
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If you have trouble collaborating with others when working in a group situation, you may want to consider dropping in on a workshop sponsored by the Human Resources department. Today's goal is to improve your efficiency while working with a group. "Reaching Results With Others" will teach the decision-making tools and strategies you need to make it in today's work world. Come to Room 216 of the University Services building by 8:30 a.m. for this four-hour workshop, or you can call 621-7701 for more information.

It's time for yet another class in Web design. This time you'll be learning advanced Web page design during this two-hour workshop. Instructors will be on-hand to acquaint you with Netscape Composer and HTML coding, which will help you create images and maps. You will also have a chance to convert spreadsheets into Web pages. You can find all the information to make a stellar Web page in the Science and Engineering Library, Room 308. Give the good people at CCIT a call at 621-2248 for more information.

Everybody knows how pop culture has helped shape everyday life for Americans, but do you know what influenced the movies, music and literature? Probably not, which is why you should stop in on the Arizona Historical Society's summer lecture series tonight. Kent Anderson, a professor at Pima Community College, will shed some light on how the Cold War helped mold pop culture into what it is today in his speech, "Duck and Cover: Popular Culture During the Cold War." The lecture costs $6, $3 with a student ID, and all the proceeds support educational programs throughout the Tucson area. Anderson will start speaking at 7 p.m., so show up a little early to the Arizona Historical Society's main museum so you don't miss anything. In case you'd like any additional information, you can call the society at 628-5774.

Local director and actress Angela Garcia will be presenting a play reading of "Ana Maria's Journal," a story that examines part of Tucson's history through the eyes of a recently arrived couple from the East Coast. Author Julieta Gonzalez describes the couple's efforts to restore an Armory Park Victorian house inhabited by the ghost of a Mexican woman. The play will start at 7 p.m. in Room 100 of the Social Sciences building. Drop Gonzalez a line at 626-4336 if you have questions for her about tonight's performance. And the play's free, so you have no reason not to go.

The "Unresolvable Grief and Trauma" lecture series will tackle dealing with the loneliness experienced after the death of a loved one. UA psychology professor Patti Harada will use her model of forgiveness to help you overcome your grief. The lecture costs $5, and starts at 7 p.m. in the DuVal Auditorium of the University Medical Center.


Electronic art junkies won't want to miss this week's Alternate Routes 2000 program. Gene Youngblood, an internationally known theorist and scholar in the field of electronic media arts, will discuss video as an art medium, a genre which inspired a generation of video artists. The screening, entitled "Electronic Cafe: The Challenge to Create on the Same Scale as We Can Destroy," is part of the annual summer series of progressive video works and starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering building auditorium. Call the media arts office for more information at 621-7352.

Help the Center for Creative Photography continue its 25th anniversary celebration with a gallery talk. Amy Rule, CCP archivist, will be discussing how photographic history encompasses many different visions and ways of expressing artistic intent in her speech, "Divergent Visions: Five Years of Collecting Photographic Archives." Rule's lecture starts at 5 p.m. at the CCP.


Shopaholics have a unique opportunity to celebrate their favorite activity this weekend, while lending a hand to the university, at a fund-raiser to benefit the history department. The merchants of Broadway Village Fiesta, the first retail center in Arizona (bet you didn't know that!), will hold a silent auction and feast with entertainment from Mariachi Ceilo de Mexico and classical guitarist Frederico. Shoppers can enjoy the blend of Spanish, English and American Indian traditions found only in Tucson while browsing through a variety of specialty shops. Proceeds from the day's events will be donated to the Department of History Undergraduate Scholarship Endowment Fund, the first scholarship in the department's 103-year history. Activities start at 7 p.m. at Broadway Village Fiesta, located at the corner of East Broadway and North Country Club roads. Drop Kathi Westerhaus a line at 621-3793 to get the scoop.

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