Out and About


(Feb. 6, 1997, Gazette)

ST. JOHN'S

Thursday, Feb. 6

Women's Studies Speakers' Series -- Dr. Diane Goldstein, Folklore, will discuss "Angels of Death" and "Black Widows:" Gender, Intertextuality, and AIDS Transmission Narratives, from noon-2 p.m. Room SN-4087, Science Building.

Psychology colloquium -- Prof. Rick Maddigan, Psychology, will discuss Salmonid Habitat Improvement Techniques, Part 2. His talk will be followed by a discussion of River Preservation and Hydroelectrical Developments; 1-2 p.m. Room SN-2067, Science Building.

Friday, Feb. 7

Geography seminar -- Anne Sommerville, Geography, will talk about The Quaternary History of Terra Nova National Park and Vicinity, Northeast Newfoundland, at 4 p.m. in Room SN-2025, Science Building.

Saturday, Feb. 8

Faculty Artists concert series -- Faculty member and pianist Timothy Steeves, School of Music, makes his Newfoundland debut. He'll play works by Brahms, Haydn and Ravel. The show starts at 8 p.m. in the recital hall, Music Building. Buy tickets on performance night from 7:30 p.m. at the School of Music box office.

Gallery tours -- Take a guided tour of the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador (AGNL) in the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre every Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. For details about group tours and hands-on art workshops, phone 737-2427. Also Feb. 9, 15 and 16.

Sunday, Feb. 9

MUN Sunday Cinema Series -- The Funeral (U.S., 1996). Directed by Abel Ferrara, this movie stars Christopher Walken, Chris Penn, Vincent Gallo, Annabella Sciorra and Isabella Rossellini. Full of the sorts of startling cinematic surprises for which he has become famous, The Funeral has been described as Ferrara's "thinking person's Godfather." The show starts at 2 p.m., Avalon Mall Cinemas. Tickets cost $6 general admission and $5.50 students and seniors.

Public art reception -- Artist Mary Pratt, and Tourism, Culture and Recreation minister Sandra Kelly will be on hand to open the exhibition The Art of Mary Pratt: The Substance of Light. The event is from 3-5 p.m. at the AGNL, St. John's Arts and Culture Centre.

Monday, Feb. 10

Public presentation -- Dr. Frederick E. Hutchinson, president of the University of Maine at Orono, will give a public presentation titled Dealing with Budgetary Stress: University of Maine at Orono, from 2-4 p.m. in the Reid Theatre, Arts and Administration Building.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Regular Senate meeting scheduled.

Special seminar -- For members of the university community only: Dr. Frederick E. Hutchinson, president of the University of Maine at Orono, will give a seminar on the Future of the University from 1-2 p.m. in Room AA-1046, Arts and Administration Building.

Philosophy colloquium -- Dr. John Scott, Philosophy, will discuss Universals...and Other Joints, at 2 p.m. in Room AA-2071, Arts and Administration Building.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Wessex Society meeting -- Dr. Patrick O'Flaherty, retired English professor and well-known Newfoundland writer, will discuss "Holding the Baby:" British Parliamentarians and Newfoundland in 1933, at 8 p.m. at the Marine Institute's Hampton Hall.

Thursday, Feb. 13

Last day for undergraduate students beyond first semester to drop winter semester courses without academic prejudice.

Healthy Eating Seminar -- This is the first in a series of six free seminars to discuss healthy food choices and a non-dieting approach to weight loss. Come to the Gold Room, Room SC-2021c, Student Centre, from noon-1 p.m. Pre-register by Feb. 12 at the Student Development Centre, Room SC-2006, Student Centre, or call 737-2192.

Psychology colloquium -- Dr. Mark Simpson, Eco-Research Group, will discuss Fractals in Ecology: Preliminary Applications to Spatial and Temporal Variation in Animal Populations, from 1-2 p.m., Room SN-2067, Science Building.

Erotic Writings and Decadent Desserts -- Dr. Roberta Buchanan, English, is among the writers taking part in the Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador Valentine's celebration, featuring the reading of erotic writing and the sampling of decadent desserts. It begins at 8 p.m., St. John's Curling Club; call 739-5215.

Art gallery tour -- Tour the exhibition The Art of Mary Pratt: The Substance of Light, with artist Mary Pratt at 8 p.m. in the AGNL, St. John's Arts and Culture Centre.

Debut Plus concert series -- Tune in to the postmodern, eclectic sounds of Arraymusic, a new music ensemble based in Toronto that has gained a reputation for innovative programming and virtuosic performances. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in the Donald F. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building. Purchase tickets in advance from the Arts and Culture Centre box office, or from the School of Music on concert night.

Friday, Feb. 14

English colloquium -- The Department of English Language and Literature presents Love and All That...poetry readings by Dr. Roberta Buchanan, Dr. Philip Gardner, Prof. Susan Ingersoll and Prof. Mary Dalton. The readings begin at 4 p.m. in Room AA-3018, Arts and Administration Building; mixer to follow in AA-3033.

Geography seminar -- Thomas Puestow, Geography, will discuss the Mapping of Salmon Habitat Parameters Using Airborne Imagery, at 4 p.m. in Room SN-2025, Science Building.

Saturday, Feb. 15

Final date to file applications with the Office of the Registrar for degrees and diplomas for spring convocation. Applications received after this date will be processed as time and resources permit.

Last day for candidates who expect to graduate at spring convocation to submit master's and doctoral theses and reports for examination. Theses and reports received after this date will be processed as time and resources permit.

Sea-Hawks volleyball -- St. Francis Xavier (SFX) takes on Memorial's women's team at 3 p.m., Physical Education Building gym.

Sea-Hawks basketball -- Watch Memorial's women's team go up against the team from the University of New Brunswick (UNB), at 6 p.m. in the Physical Education Building gym.

Sea-Hawks basketball -- Memorial's men's team plays UNB at 8 p.m., Physical Education Building gym.

Memorial on TV -- Tune in to Cable 9 to see several shows about Memorial. At 6 p.m., the Division of Educational Technology's production of the Sea-Hawks women's basketball game against UNB will air, produced by Kevin O'Leary. Between 7:30-8 p.m., check out two videos about Memorial: Geotechnical Centrifuge Model Testing is about research carried out at C-CORE and was produced by Brian Cahill at Ed Tech; The Grenfell College Experience gives you a good look at life at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook, and it was produced by Mr. Cahill and Charlie Callanan. At 8 p.m. watch for Ed Tech's production of the Sea-Hawks men's basketball game against UNB, produced by Kevin O'Leary.

Sunday, Feb. 16

Sea-Hawks volleyball -- Women's teams from Memorial and SFX compete at 9 a.m. in the Physical Education Building gym.

Sea-Hawks basketball -- Root for the home team: Memorial's women's team takes on UNB at noon in the Physical Education Building gym.

MUN Sunday Cinema Series -- Secrets and Lies (U.K., 1996). Directed by Mike Leigh, this movie is about a young, middle-class optometrist, curiously adopted as a child, who is searching for her true parents...what she finds is surprising! The show starts at 2 p.m., Avalon Mall Cinemas.

Sea-Hawks basketball -- The men's team from Memorial checks out the competition from UNB at 2 p.m., Physical Education Building.

Art gallery tour -- Tour the exhibition The Art of Mary Pratt: The Substance of Light, with artist Mary Pratt at 2:30 p.m. in the AGNL, St. John's Arts and Culture Centre.

Monday, Feb. 17

Blood donor clinic -- There's a Red Cross blood donor clinic in the Student Centre gym from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring identification if you plan to give blood.

Open House -- Several members of the university community are involved with the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, and they're celebrating Heritage Day with an Open House at the association's office in the Newman Building, Water Street West, 2-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Blood donor clinic -- The Canadian Red Cross is holding a blood donor clinic in the Student Centre gym from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Identification required.

Linguistics colloquium -- Dr. Philip Branigan, Linguistics, will discuss Pronouns and Word Order in the West Germanic Languages. The talk begins at 12:30 p.m. in Room SN-3060, Science Building.

University forum series -- The forum series sponsored by the M.Phil. humanities program, The University as it is/as it could be, presents Dr. Robert Paine. The anthropologist and former editor of ISER Books will give a talk titled A Maverick's Musings, at 1 p.m. in Room AA-1043, Arts and Administration Building.

Philosophy colloquium -- Dr. Stuart Pierson, History, will discuss Hume and Universal Human Nature, at 2 p.m. in Room AA-2071, Arts and Administration Building.

Thursday, Feb. 20

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 SC-2021c, Student Centre, from noon-1 p.m. Pre-register by Feb. 19 at the Student Development Centre, Room SC-2006, Student Centre, or call 737-2192.

Psychology colloquium -- Dr. Robin Anderson, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, will discuss Mercury in Fish in Labrador Reservoirs and Lakes, from 1-2 p.m., Room SN-2067, Science Building.

SHOWS

Joseph Plaskett: Reflections and Shadows -- Organized by the Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, this show features unusually large scale, multi-panel pastel drawings by Joseph Plaskett, a Canadian artist who has lived in Paris for 40 years. 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 AGNL, St. John's Arts and Culture Centre, until March 30.

New Digital Paintings -- See this new show without leaving your chair! 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. No shirt? No shoes? No problem!

First -- This exhibition of representative art and materials culture by Mi'Kmag, Innu, Inuit and Metis artists of Newfoundland and Labrador is at the SWGC Art Gallery, Fine Arts Building, until Feb. 23. This show has been curated by Mi'Kmag artist Jerry Evans, and organized by the Christina Parker Gallery in St. John's and the St. John's Native Friendship Centre.

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. Exhibition funding was provided by the Canada/ Newfoundland Co-operation Agreement on Cultural Industries; Canadian Heritage's Museums Assistance Program; and Marion and Harrison McCain. The show is at the AGNL from Feb. 9-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.