out & about

(April 24, 1997, Gazette)


Thursday, April 24

George Story Lecture -- Respected broadcaster, commentator and journalist, Rex Murphy, will give the inaugural George Story Lecture at the annual general meeting of the Newfoundland Historical Society. The lecture begins at 8 p.m. in Hampton Hall, Marine Institute. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, April 25

Winter work term ends for co-operative education students.

Sunday, April 27

Lectures end for fourth-year medical students.

Spring Sunday Concert Series -- The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador (AGNL) presents a free concert featuring classical selections from the Atlantic String Quartet. The concert begins at 3 p.m. in the AGNL, St. John's Arts and Culture Centre.

Monday, April 28

Spring work term begins for co-operative education students.

Biochemistry seminar --Dr. Frank Siegel of the Waisman Centre at the University of Wisconsin will give a talk titled Transcriptional and Post Translational Regulation of Glutathione Transferases in Room SN-4015, Science Building, from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 1

Final date to file applications for admission to fall semester 1997 graduate programs. Applications received after this date will be processed as time and resources permit.

Friday, May 2

Biology/Psychology/Biopsychology colloquium -- Dr. John A. Bissonette of the Utah Co-operative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Utah State University will discuss Belief Systems in Ecology, at 2 p.m. in Room SN-2067, Science Building.

Monday, May 5

Lectures begin for engineering students in academic Terms 4 and 7.

Friday, May 9

Deadline for fees payment for students registering through the telephone registration system for spring semester (14-week courses, intersession, and summer session).

Women's Studies Speakers' Series -- Writer Erin Moure will read some of her poems at 1 p.m. in Room SN-4087, Science Building. Ms. Moure is currently working on a new collection of poems with the support of a senior arts grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. Her most recent work, Search Procedures, was a finalist for the Governor General's Award. Ms. Moure will also conduct a workshop on Saturday, May 10; for details contact the Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Sunday, May 11

Art workshop -- Artist Tara Bryan will conduct this concertina and pop-up bookmaking workshop for parents and children. There is a $10 materials fee. For more information or to register, call 737-2427.

Monday, May 12

Lectures begin for intersession and 14-week spring semester.

Tuesday, May 13

Regular Senate meeting.

Wednesday, May 14

Campus clean up -- It's clean up day on the St. John's campus. Memorial Cleaner and Greener is being co-ordinated by Student Affairs and Services, the Council of the Students' Union, and Facilities Management. And this year, Pippy Park and the Marine Institute will be getting involved. The clean up will take place from 3-4 p.m., followed by a social for all participants. The campus will be divided into zones for the clean up and each zone will have a captain responsible for organizing the effort. For further information, contact Kathie Saunders, wellness educator, 737-2192, or ksaunder@morgan. ucs.mun.ca.


Thursday, May 8

Regular meeting of the Board of Regents.


Permanent Collection -- Check out the Memorial University Permanent Collection and the AGNL Permanent Collection, both at the AGNL.

Cultural Assets -- Only a few days left to see Cultural Assets, an exhibition of works in many media from the collections of Newfoundland corporations. It's at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador in the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre, until April 27.

Pathways: Tara Bryan and Diana Dabinett -- Pathways is a collaborative, multi-media exhibition inspired by the artists' neighborhood -- the coastline between Shoe Cove and Flatrock. Pathways, featuring the work of Tara Bryan and Diana Dabinett, is at the AGNL, St. John's Arts and Culture Centre, until May 25.

Shaped by the Sea -- This exhibition of Newfoundland and Labrador art in the Permanent Collection reveals images drawn from the fishery, the landscape and coastal environment, outports, stories and the people of this "rock within the sea." Among the artists featured are Christopher Pratt, Don Wright, Heidi Oberheide, Anne Meredith Barry, Bill Ritchie and Reg Shepherd. Shaped by the Sea is ongoing at the AGNL.

Arts and Letters Competition -- From May 2-18, visit the AGNL to view the visual arts component of this annual province-wide music, art and writing competition organized by the provincial Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation.