Out & about


(Feb. 20, 1997, Gazette)

ST. JOHN'S

Thursday, Feb. 20

Second Annual MESS Book Sale -- The Memorial English Students' Society (MESS) is holding a used book sale in the Student Centre food court from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in aid of the English department's scholarship fund. There will be great prices on anthologies, handbooks, children's books, novels, plays, poetry and more -- all donated by members of the university community.

Combinatorics seminar -- Dr. Rolf Rees, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, will discuss Resolvable Designs, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Room HH-3030, Mathematics Building.

Biology/Psychology/Biopsychology colloquium -- Dr. Robin Anderson of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans will discuss Mercury in Fish in Labrador Reservoirs and Lakes, at 1 p.m. in Room SN-2067, Science Building.

Sunday, Feb. 23

MUN Sunday Cinema Series -- Swingers (U.S., 1996). This fun film, directed by Doug Liman, details the anarchic nature of current male-identity crises and gender relations. See it at Avalon Mall Cinemas, 2 p.m. Tickets cost $5.50 for students and seniors, $6 general admission.

Monday, Feb. 24

Winter semester break begins at the St. John's campus and also at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook.

Thursday, Feb. 27

Lectures resume after mid-term break at the St. John's campus and at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook.

Last day for graduate students, and first-semester undergraduate students, to drop winter semester courses without academic prejudice.

Anthropology seminar -- Dr. James R. (Russ) McGoodwin of the University of Colorado, a visiting fellow at the Institute of Social and Economic Research, will discuss Victor Osuna: A Free Fisherman of Pacific Mexico. His talk begins at 12:30 p.m. in Room AA-2065, Arts and Administration Building.

Healthy Eating Seminar -- Attend this free seminar and learn about healthy food choices and a non-dieting approach to weight loss. It's in Room C-4011, Chemistry-Physics Building, from noon-1 p.m. Pre-register by Feb. 26 at the Student Development Centre, Room SC-2006, Student Centre, or call 737-2192.

Biology/Psychology/Biopsychology colloquium -- Drs. Bill McKim, Christine Arlett and Shannon Moeser, Psychology, will make a presentation titled The Psychologist as Expert Witness, at 1 p.m. in Room SN-2067, Science Building.

Historical Society talk -- Dr. Otto Tucker, a retired Faculty of Education professor, will deliver a free lecture titled Reflections of a Salvationist, at 8 p.m., presented by the Newfoundland Historical Society. The lecture is being held at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute. Free visitors' parking is available; refreshments will be served.

Friday, Feb. 28

Faculty artists series -- The School of Music presents Centuries' End: Chamber Music from the 1790s, 1890s and 1990s by Boccherini and Widor, plus the world premiere of a work by award-winning Canadian composer Heather Schmidt. The featured performers are (above) Michelle Cheramy (flute), Heather Schmidt (piano) and the members of the Atlantic String Quartet. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in the recital hall, Music Building. Tickets cost $10 general admission and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the School of Music box office 30 minutes before the performance.

Saturday, March 1

Last day to file undergraduate applications for admission/re-admission to fall semester 1997. Applications received after this date will be processed as time and resources permit.

Sunday, March 2

MUN Sunday Cinema Series -- Lilies (Canada, 1996). This film, adapted from Marc Bouchard's stage play, Les fluettes, is a tour de force of cinema from director John Greyson. See it at Avalon Mall Cinemas, 2 p.m. Tickets cost $5.50 for students and seniors, $6 general admission.

Tuesday, March 4

Linguistics colloquium -- Dr. Vit Bubenik, Linguistics, will give a talk titled Ethnogenesis and Glottogenesis of Armenian, at 12:30 p.m. in Room SN-3060, Science Building.

Philosophy colloquium -- Dr. Peter Harris, Philosophy, will give a talk titled The Legacy of Porphyry: Medieval Thoughts on Universals, at 2 p.m. in Room AA-2071, Arts and Administration Building.

Thursday, March 6

Anthropology seminar -- Dr. Raoul Andersen, Department of Anthropology, will talk about Railwalkers, Then and Now: Discovery of Self and Other in a Chicago Neighborhood. The seminar begins at 12:30 p.m. in Room AA-2065, Arts and Administration Building.

History seminar -- Dr. Mamata Sharma, a visiting professor from the Loyola College of Education in India, will give a talk titled The National Education Movement in India, 1905-1935. Her talk begins at 12:30 p.m. in Room AA-1046, Arts and Administration Building.

Healthy Eating Seminar -- Why not attend this free seminar and learn about healthy food choices and a non-dieting approach to weight loss? It's in Room C-4011, Chemistry-Physics Building, from noon-1 p.m. Pre-register by March 5 at the Student Development Centre, Room SC-2006, Student Centre, or call 737-2192.

CORNER BROOK

Thursday, Feb. 20

Great Auk Lecture -- Dr. Tony Gaston of the Canadian Wildlife Service will deliver this year's Great Auk Lecture; the title of his talk is Jewels of the North: Canada's Arctic Seabird Colonies and their Conservation. The public lecture begins at 8 p.m. in the Library/Computing Building, Room LC-301. The Greak Auk Lecture Series is focused on conservation and ecology in the North Atlantic. Dr. Gaston has worked with seabirds in the Canadian Arctic for 25 years and is the world's expert on thick-billed murres, known in Newfoundland as turrs. Following his lecture, which is sponsored by Memorial University and Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, there will be musical entertainment and a cash bar.

Friday, Feb. 21

Visiting artists lecture -- Visiting artists Lisa Moore and Michael Winter will read from their works of fiction at 8 p.m. in Room FA-224, Fine Arts Building.

Friday, Feb. 28

Arts and Letters Festival -- Student entries to the Arts and Letters Festival at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College will be on display in the Fine Arts Building atrium from Feb. 28-March 2.

Saturday, March 1

Arts and Letters Ball -- This celebration of students' original works in letters, the performing arts, and scenic and visual arts, will be held in the Fine Arts Building atrium at 8 p.m.

SHOWS

Joseph Plaskett: Reflections and Shadows -- Unusually large scale, multi-panel pastel drawings by Canadian artist Joseph Plaskett. His work includes exquisite views of Parisian apartment interiors, tables set for Easter feasts, plus French, English and Canadian landscapes. The exhibition is at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador (AGNL), in the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre, until March 30.

New Digital Paintings -- Prof. Michael Coyne of the Department of Visual Arts at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (SWGC), has a new exhibition of digital paintings on the World Wide Web at http://www.swgc.mun.ca/~mcoyne/newdigital.html The gallery is open 24 hours, admission is free, and children and pets are welcome!

First -- Only a few days left to see representative art and material culture by Mi'Kmag, Innu, Inuit and Metis artists of Newfoundland and Labrador. The show is at the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Fine Arts Building, until Feb. 23.

The Art of Mary Pratt: The Substance of Light -- Organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, this is a major retrospective exhibition by one of Canada's (and Newfoundland's) most celebrated artists. It features luminous, colorful still life paintings, figures and mixed-media works by Mary Pratt, an honorary graduate of Memorial. The show is at the AGNL until March 30.

Permanent Collection -- Check out the Memorial University Permanent Collection and the AGNL Permanent Collection, both in the AGNL, St. John's Arts and Culture Centre.