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Thursday March 8, 2001

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By Mindy Jones

In lieu of cutting up skirts and burning bras, celebrate your feminine side with food at today's Fifth Annual International Women's Day Breakfast. Satisfy your appetite and nourish your mind between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. with speaker and Tohono O'odham Board of Trustees member Alice Paul. The event will be held in the Student Union Rincon room and price of admission is $10 for community members and $5 for students. For more information, call Laurie Carey at 621-5749.

Do you ever wish there was a place you could escape to and never return? For some scientists this place exists in a phenomenon called the black hole. For more information on "Cosmic Census of AGN and the Growth of Supermassive Black Holes" check out today's 4 p.m. joint colloquium in Steward Observatory N210. The lecture will focus on the role of black holes in the universe and will be led by University of Hawaii professor Amy Barger. Refreshments will be served before the session at 3:30 p.m. If you have any questions, call Pat Breyfogle at 318-8115.

Estrogen fills the Modern Languages auditorium at 7:30 p.m. as the German Film Series presents women and German cinema in "Tiefland." The film, shot mostly between 1940 and 1945, portrays a gypsy dancer and is based on a libretto for D'Abert's opera. This showing is free and open to the public. For more information, call Barbara Kosta at 621-7385.

While the origin of earth and man remain under debate, scientists in today's Flandrau Science Center show, "Clouds of Fire" attempt to answer "The Origin of Stars." The movie features historical insights from Aristotle, Galileo and Herschel as well as recent discoveries made with the Hubble Space telescope. Today's showtimes are 3:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in the Flandrau Science Center auditorium. Tickets can be purchased through the planetarium for $4-$5 by calling 621-STAR or 621-7827.

Women put history in its place as the "Daughters of Africa" take the stage at 7:30 p.m. in the Kiva auditorium. The show is a musical journey through the ages, highlighting influential music from slavery to the 21st century. "Daughters of Africa" features music from famous females including Lena Horne, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin and Janet Jackson. For more information, call the Africana Studies department at 621-5665.

It's not too late to grab a seat at tonight's UA women's basketball game against Stanford. Just show your student ID at the McKale Center door at 7. The first 1,000 people will receive a free Pepsi T-shirt.



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