In brief 9.25.12
Naked dash takes off
Campus will be filled with nearly naked students Wednesday. The annual event, Nearly Naked Dash, benefits the Sojourner’s Alliance through a fun run and clothing drive.
Participants meet on the Theophilus Tower lawn at 4 p.m., strip off all used clothing they are wearing and proceed to the fun run.
Fall and winter clothing is requested and there will be prizes for the best nearly-naked costume and the most clothing donated.
Undergarments are required to participate.
NASA scientist to lecture at UI
Waleed Abdalati, NASA’s chief scientist, will present a lecture on how the 1968 “Earthrise” image changed society’s perspective on Earth.
The lecture will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the College of Law Courtroom.
“Beautiful and vulnerable, and suspended in dark stillness, this image inspired an appreciation that we are one human race, whose fate hinges delicately on our collective actions,” Abdalati said in a press release.
Abdalati was invited to speak at the University of Idaho because of his knowledge concerning the Earth’s climate and the water cycle.
Abdalati’s lecture will discuss how “space-based observations of the Earth continue to provide insights and information across the full spectrum of human activities.”
Abdalati said these kinds of observations allow people to understand how and why the world is changing and what these changes mean for life on Earth.