Thursday, Feb. 7

    Lecture: ‘A Discourse on the Legitimization of Terrorism’

    The Cross Cultural Center presents a guest lecture by Joseph Sherman-Villafane at 4 p.m. in the Cross Cultural Center’s Lecture Room.

    Sherman-Villafane will discuss the use of terrorism as a counterhegemonic force. He will draw on the Sept. 11 attacks, Middle East violence and the influence of foreign corporations in third world countries.

    The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information call (858) 543-9689.

    Social Event: MASA Sadies Dance

    The Multi-Asian Student Association is sponsoring the MASA Sadies Dance, to be held 9 p.m. at the Stage in Porter’s Pub.

    The dance party is free and open to the public. For more information call (858) 566-1642.

    Friday, Feb. 8

    Social Event: Ladies 9-Ball

    The University Centers sponsor the Gameroom Tournament of Ladies 9-Ball at 4 p.m. in the Price Center Game Room. There is no entry fee for the tournament.

    For more information call (858) 822-2068.

    Lecture: Terrorism, Military Transformation, Innovation and the Science and Technology Community

    The San Diego Science and Technology Council presents a lecture from Admiral Bill Owens titled “”Implications of Terrorism and Military Transformation for the Process of Innovation and the Science and Technology Community.””

    The event will be at 5:30 p.m. in the International Relations and Pacific Studies Auditorium.

    Owens is the former vice chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and he is currently co-chief executive officer and vice chair of Teledesic, LLC, a company that provides global satellite communications.

    Owens was one of those responsible for the restructuring of the U.S. military to adapt to the post-Cold War era.

    The event if free and open to the public. For more information call (858) 534-8400.

    Theater: ‘Two by Sheppard’

    UCSD Theater and Dance presents “”Two by Shepard”” at 8 p.m. in the Mandell Weiss Forum Studio. Additional showings will occur Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

    Southern California playwright Sam Shepard brings to UCSD two plays that juxtapose apocalyptic themes with holiday family gatherings. Shepard is a nationally recognized playwrite who’s plays have been performed all over the nation.

    Admission is $6 for students; $10 for faculty, staff and senior citizens. General admission is $12. Box office hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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