Quick Hits

Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Tunnel of Oppression tonight

The UA Tunnel of Oppression will run today through Nov. 11 in Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall, 922 E. Fourth St. The event focuses on walk-through exhibits featuring scenarios, images and statistics in an in-your-face portrayal of the violence and prejudice people experience every day. The free event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information call 626-1464.

'Moment of Truth' exhibit opens today

Students from the department of media arts and the School of Art collaborated to create a "culture jamming" exhibition that will be displayed in the Social Justice Leadership Center from today until Dec. 7.

The Moment of Truth Project features advertisements with a conscience.

Students joined interdisciplinary teams to approach the project that included researching a magazine advertisement, and then redesigning the ad to tell another story.

There will be an opening reception tonight from 5:30 to 6:30 in the Social Justice Leadership Center on the fourth floor of the Student Union Memorial Center.

11 win Gateway awards

The Gateway Strategic Alliance Awards Committee has announced the recipients of funding for the first, second and third quarter of 2005. The committee reviewed 25 applications for marketing, marketing printing, sponsorships and student initiatives and satellite training solution funds.

For marketing and printing, the winners are the Arizona State Museum, the department of geography and regional development, the College of Nursing, the Ombuds Program, the club Formula SAE and UA HarpFusion.

For satellite equipment solution, the recipients are the Human Resources Office, the Office of Student Computing and Residence Life.

Recipients for scholarships and student initiatives are the Student Research Showcase and the Multicultural Engineering Program.

UA engineering department receives $1 million

The department of electrical and computer engineering has received $1 million to fund research and development of security software for military computer networks.

The software will mimic biological immune systems by screening a computer network for abnormalities, isolating the infectious computer viruses, worms and other attack agents, and developing software "antibodies" to fight them.

Professors Jerzy W. Rozenblit and Salim Hariri received the grant from the Army Research Office to collaborate on the project with Arizona's Fort Huachuca Network Command Center.

The research is vital to national security because military and other government computers are under constant attack from both freelance hackers and those working for foreign governments.