out & about


(April 3, 1997, Gazette)

ST. JOHN'S

Thursday, April 3

Applied mathematics seminar -- Dr. Nick Maltsev of Instrumar Limited will discuss Designing Ice Detection Systems, at 11 a.m. in Room HH-3026, Mathematics Building.

Combinatorics seminar -- Dr. Rolf Rees, Mathematics and Statistics, will discuss Resolvable Coverings and Packings, at 12:30 p.m. in Room HH-3030, Mathematics Building.

Concert -- The Memorial University of Newfoundland Concert Band, conducted by Donald Buell, presents a program of contemporary works for band, including Howard Cable's Newfoundland Rhapsody. Look (and listen) for special performances by Craig Woodland and Heather White, and the band's percussion section. Tickets cost $5 general admission, $3 for students/seniors. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in the Donald F. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building.

Friday, April 4

Winter internship ends for education students.

Women's Studies Speakers' Series -- Laura Fitzpatrick, a women's studies graduate student, will give a talk titled The Knowing of Work and the Work of Knowing: Working-Class Women's Ways of Knowing, at noon in Room SN-4087, Science Building.

English colloquium -- Newfoundland writers Marjorie Doyle, Carmelita McGrath and Agnes Walsh will discuss new works, at 4 p.m. in Room AA-3018, Arts and Administration Building. Mixer to follow in Room AA-3033.

Public art reception -- All are welcome to the opening reception for the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador (AGNL) exhibition Cultural Assets. This exhibition features art from Newfoundland corporate collections. The reception is from 8-10 p.m. at the AGNL in the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre. (See also Shows at right, or article above.)

Sunday, April 6

MUN Sunday Cinema Series -- Another cinema series season of unforgettable movies comes to an end with Grace of My Heart (U.S., 1996). Directed by Allison Anders, Grace of My Heart describes the unwritten story of how America's greatest stars made it big through the music of anonymously toiling writers. The show begins at 2 p.m., Avalon Mall Cinemas. Tickets cost $6 general admission and $5.50 for students and seniors.

Monday, April 7

Lectures begin for third-year medical students.

Biochemistry seminar -- Chandani Perera, Biochemistry, will give a talk titled Structural and Physicochemical Characteristics of Native, Defatted and Heat-moisture Treated Potato Starch Granules Before and After Hydroxypropylation, in Room SN-4015, Science Building, 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 8

Regular meeting of Senate.

University forum -- The University As It Is/As It Could Be forum series presents Dr. William Barker, English. Dr. Barker will discuss The Paradox of the Two Universities, at 1 p.m. in Room AA-1043, Arts and Administration Building.

Wednesday, April 9

Winter semester lectures end.

Thursday, April 10

Debut Plus concert series -- They're not your average piano trio! Joe Trio is pianist Allen Stiles, violinist Cameron Wilson and cellist Peggy Lee, and they'll perform a varied program of classics, popular music and jazz. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in the recital hall, Music Building. Tickets cost $14 general admission and $10 for students and seniors.

Friday, April 11

Research Forum 6 -- Thanks for the Memory is the theme of this free, public research forum, being held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room AA-1043, Arts and Administration Building. Dr. Dale Corbett, Medicine, will discuss Patient H. M. and the Neurobiology of Human Memory, while Dr. Carolyn Harley, Psychology, will give a presentation titled Making Memories: A 'Memorial' Story.

Biochemistry seminar -- Dr. John Scott of the Department of Biochemistry at Trinity College, Dublin, will discuss Homocysteine: An Independent Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease, at 11 a.m. in Room SN-4015, Science Building.

David Hawkins Lectureship in Health Sciences -- The third David Hawkins lecture will be given by Dr. John Scott, professor of experimental nutrition at Trinity College, Dublin, and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. Dr. Scott will speak on Folic Acid and the Prevention of Spina Bifida and other Neural Tube Defects, at 4 p.m. in the medical school's Lecture Theatre A, Health Sciences Centre.

Public art reception -- Celebrate the opening of the exhibition Pathways at the AGNL, St. John's Arts and Culture Centre. Pathways features paintings and sound elements by Newfoundland artists Tara Bryan and Di Dabinett (See also Shows). The reception runs from 5-7 p.m. at the AGNL.

Alumni Friday -- The St. John's chapter of the Memorial University of Newfoundland Alumni Association is sponsoring a T.G.I.F. evening at the Blarney Stone, beginning at 5 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Upsilon Nu Singers, Stan Pickett, and stand-up comic Gord Ralph. Members of the Sea-Hawks varsity team will be on hand. Support your local alumni chapter, and bring a friend!

Sunday, April 13

Art tour -- Newfoundland artists Tara Bryan and Di Dabinett will be at the AGNL, St. John's Arts and Culture Centre, from 2-5 p.m. to give informal tours of their exhibition Pathways.

Monday, April 14

Winter semester examinations begin.

Last day for co-operative education students to submit work reports.

Wednesday, April 16

Wessex Society meeting -- The Wessex Society's final regular meeting of the year will feature music, stories, and song by Newfoundland's Best. The meeting begins at 8 p.m. at the Marine Institute, Ridge Road. A volunteer collection will be taken in aid of a June reception for Wessex members from England who will visit.

The Opportunity Fund launch -- Did you miss the launch of Memorial's fund-raising campaign? Catch the excitement on Cable 9 at 9 p.m. tonight, when the event will be rebroadcast.

Thursday, April 17

2nd Annual Faculty of Arts Publishing Fair -- All are invited to attend the Faculty of Arts Publishing Fair in the Arts Cafeteria, fifth floor, Arts and Administration Building, 2-6 p.m. Drop by and learn more about the wide rage of scholarly books, journals, distinguished lectures, policy reports and electronic publications produced in the Faculty of Arts. Throughout the afternoon there will be readings, short plays, presentations of awards, and musical performances by local entertainers. Light refreshments will be served.

Sunday, April 20

Art workshop -- Artist Di Dabinett, whose work is featured in the AGNL exhibition Pathways, will lead an adult painting workshop. The fee for materials is $10. For more information or to register, call 737-2427.

Wednesday, April 23

Winter semester examinations end.

Friday, April 25

Winter work term ends for co-operative education students.

SHOWS

The Europeans -- Sir Wilfred Grenfell College's production of Howard Baker's play, The Europeans, continues at the Fine Arts Building Theatre, from April 3-5. The drama is set in 1682 Vienna following the Turkish siege. The curtain rises at 8 p.m.

Love Comes and Goes Again -- This exhibition of 16 paintings by Harold Klunder reveals the joy the artist feels for painting. The exhibition is at the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery until April 6.

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

Cultural Assets -- Opening April 4 at the AGNL in the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre: Cultural Assets, an exhibition of works in many media from the collections of Newfoundland corporations. Organized by the AGNL, Cultural Assets reflects the extent and diversity of collecting activity in the province's business community. It's at the gallery until April 27.

Pathways: Tara Bryan and Diana Dabinett -- Pathways opens at the AGNL April 10 and runs until May 25. The collaborative, multi-media exhibition was inspired by the artists' neighborhood -- the coastline between Shoe Cove and Flatrock. Production funding to the artists was provided by the Year of the Arts 1997.

Fourth-Year Visual Arts Student Exhibition -- Visual arts students at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College will display their talents in this exhibition, which opens April 13.

Forgotten Angel -- This play by Jim Maunder, an alumnus of Memorial and an artist whose work was featured in the AGNL exhibition From the Earth, Fire and Water last fall, takes to the stage of the LSPU Hall, St. John's, April 10-13. Mr. Maunder's play won best senior dramatic script in the 1992 provincial Arts and Letters Competition. Forgotten Angel tells the story of Eli, an intense young painter who has lost himself in his search for truth and purity. The play features faculty, staff and alumni from Memorial, including drama student Chris Ralph (as Eli), Prof. Dick Buehler, Department of English (as Samuel), and alumna Lisa Stowe (the play's director). For details, call 576-0567.