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World-renowned canyoneer and photographer Richard D. Fisher will show photos of his recent expeditions to the little-known canyons of Tibet and Australia. Fisher, a Tucsonan, will also summarize current scientific thinking regarding the origin of life on earth based upon the geology of Australia's canyons. He will show numerous photos from Naica, in Chihuahua, Mexico of the recently discovered "Cave of the Giants," which features the largest crystals in the world. A question and answer session for new and prospective members will start at 7 p.m. in Biological Sciences West Room 301 and the talk begins at 7:45 p.m.

The soothing rythms of Spanish and Arab music will fill the Modern Languages Auditorium, Room 350, tonight at 7. The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) presents "al-Farbi," a Tunisian ensemble of six musicians performing Andalusian Arab music. The concert features lute, sitar, cello, percussion and vocals. Tickets are available at the door for a donation of $5 for students or $8 for non-students. All proceeds benefit the CMES Undergraduate Scholarship Fund.

Now that spring is here, why not catch a baseball game with some friends and help out the UA? The Library Development Team will be selling baseball tickets at a table set up in front of the Main Library today from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the new Dick Tomey Library Technology Enhancement Fund, which will be used to upgrade technology in the Integrated Learning Center and the Main Library. The game - the Arizona Diamondbacks against the San Diego Padres - will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Tucson Electric Park off of I-10 and Ajo Way. The cost is $8 a ticket for seats in the lower bleachers. For more information, call Yolanda at 621-6431.

Are you a Wildcat fanatic? Do you sometimes draw stares for your uncontrollable Wildcat fever? Well, fear not. Applications for Arizona Allegiance, the official UA spirit club, can now be picked up at the front desk of ASUA. The applications are due by 5 p.m. on March 28.

The 58-voice University of Arizona Symphonic Choir, conducted by Bradley T. Barrett and Norene Walters, will perform music spanning the 16th through 20th centuries. The program includes a variety of motets, anthems and songs by Mendelssohn, Bruckner, Poulenc and others. The concert is presented by the School of Music and Dance in the College of Fine Arts. The 7:30 p.m. show will begin at at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Tickets can be purchased through MusiCall at 621-2998.

Ken Bugul, a noted female novelist from Senegal now residing in Benin, will speak Thursday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Modern Languages Building Room 411. Her lecture, "Writing Change: African Women as Social Critics," is sponsored by the French and Italian department.