Out & about


(Gazette, Jan. 23, 1997)

ST. JOHN'S

Thursday, Jan. 23

End of the regular registration period and last day for undergrads and grad students to add winter semester courses.

Last day for undergrads to drop courses and receive a 100 per cent refund of winter semester tuition fees.

Friday, Jan. 24

Economics seminar -- Dr. Wade Locke and Prof. Scott Lynch, Economics, will give a presentation titled Spurious Regressions, Imaginary Stylized Facts and Dangerous Policy Conclusions: A critical economic assessment from the perspective of the Newfoundland economy of the AIMS study on federal transfers into Atlantic Canada. All are welcome. The talk begins at 1 p.m. in Room ED-4011, Education Building.

English colloquium -- Dr. Noreen Golfman, English, will give a talk titled Reading Symptomatically: The People vs. Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and Larry Flynt. Her talk begins at 4 p.m. in Room AA-3018, Arts and Administration Building. A mixer will follow, in Room AA-3033.

Saturday, Jan. 25

Sea-Hawks volleyball -- Memorial's women's team takes on the team from the University College of Cape Breton at 8 p.m. in the Physical Education Building gym.

Sunday, Jan. 26

Sea-Hawks volleyball -- Round two! Memorial's women's team versus the University College of Cape Breton. Check out the game at noon in the Physical Education Building gym.

MUN Sunday Cinema Series -- Basquiat (U.S., 1995). What a cast! Jeffrey Wright, David Bowie, Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Christopher Walken, Willem Dafoe, Courtney Love... Described as the male counterpart to last season's I Shot Andy Warhol, this film is the docudramatic recreation of the life of one of the most provocative young artists of the early 1980s, Jean-Michel Basquiat. The show starts at 2 p.m. at Avalon Mall Cinemas. Tickets cost $6 general admission and $5.50 students and seniors. Six-film and full season passes also available.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

History Seminar Series -- Dr. Christopher English, History, will give a talk titled The Reception of Law in Ferryland District, Newfoundland, 1786-1812. The seminar begins at 3:30 p.m. in AA-1043, Arts and Administration Building. Copies of Dr. English's paper are available in the Department of History's general office, Room AA-4019.

University forum series -- The forum series sponsored by the M.Phil. humanities program, The University as it is/as it could be, presents Dr. James Orr, retired professor of biochemistry, at 1 p.m. in Room AA-1043, Arts and Administration Building. Dr. Orr will give a talk titled What we Expect of Each Other in a University.

Philosophy colloquium -- Dr. James Bradley, Philosophy, will present a talk on A Simple Theory of Universals: How to be a Conceptualist, a Nominalist, and a Realist All at Once. His talk begins at 2 p.m. in Room AA-2071, Arts and Administration Building.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

David Alexander lecture -- Douglas Roche, former Canadian Ambassador for disarmament and a former MP, will deliver the 1997 David Alexander Lecture. His topic is Safe Passage into the 21st Century: The United Nations' Quest for Peace, Equality, Justice, Development. Mr. Roche is now a visiting professor at the University of Alberta. His talk begins at 8 p.m. in the Donald F. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building. All are welcome.

Thursday, Jan. 30

Lectures end for third-year medical students.

Last day for undergraduate students to drop courses and receive a 50 per cent refund of winter semester tuition fees.

Last day for graduate students to withdraw from programs without incurring liability for winter semester tuition fees.

Folklore seminar -- The 1995-96 winner of the Guigné International Ltd. Graduate Research Award in Folklore and Technology, J. David Neal, will give a presentation titled On the Rocks: Geographic Perceptions and the Western American Rock-Crawling Community. His talk begins at 12:30 p.m. in Room ED-3034b, Education Building. Following the seminar the 1996-97 recipient of the Guigné International graduate award will be announced.

Distinguished Lecturer Series -- Dr. John Hewson, university research professor, Department of Linguistics, will give a talk titled What is a Language? Refreshments will be served in the Arts and Administration atrium at 3:30 p.m., and the lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in Room AA-1043, Arts and Administration Building.

Debut Plus concert series -- Soothe your soul with the sounds of Henri Bok on bass clarinet and Lawrence Cherney on bass oboe. These two international virtuosi have teamed up to perform from their interesting and varied repertoires, including music from Thelonius Monk and Bach. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in the Donald F. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building. Tickets cost $14 general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Arts and Culture Centre box office, or from the School of Music on performance night.

Newfoundland Historical Society talk -- Ed Roberts, former provincial Liberal cabinet minister, will deliver a free public lecture at 8 p.m. titled Joe Smallwood: 25 years on. The lecture is being held in the Marine Institute's Hampton Hall. Free parking available, refreshments to follow.

Saturday, Feb. 1

Last day to file undergraduate applications for admission/re-admission to spring semester (14-week, intersession and summer session) 1997. Applications received after this date will be processed as time and resources permit.

Sea-Hawks volleyball -- Memorial's women's team takes on the team from Saint Mary's University at 5 p.m. in the Physical Education Building gym.

Sea-Hawks basketball -- Memorial's women's team is up against the team from the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI); 8 p.m., Physical Education Building gym.

Sunday, Feb. 2

Sea-Hawks volleyball -- Memorial's women's team takes on the team from Saint Mary's University at 11 a.m. in the Physical Education Building.

Sea-Hawks basketball -- Check out this game between the women's teams from Memorial and UPEI; 2 p.m., Physical Education Building.

MUN Sunday Cinema Series -- Hard Core Logo (Canada, 1996). Directed by Bruce McDonald, this provocative film tracks a (fake) band's tour across from the Prairies to British Columbia as a (fake) documentary. A darkly funny movie, Hard Core Logo plays like a real documentary about the plight of rock musicians -- especially Canadian ones -- for whom life can be pretty miserable at 40 below on the bald Prairies. The curtain rises at 2 p.m. at Avalon Mall cinemas. Tickets cost $6 general admission and $5.50 students and seniors.

Vegetarian workshop -- Dr. Alka Chandna, Mathematics and Statistics, and student Michelle Smith, construct and manage vegetarian workshops with EarthSave-St.John's, a group that focuses on food choices, health, and the environment. A vegetarian workshop is being held at 6-9 p.m. If you're a hard-core vegan or just someone who would like some new veggie recipes, this will be of interest. For $5 you can learn everything you've always wanted to know about going vegetarian and the basics of veggie cooking -- plus you can sample a full-course vegan supper. For details call 576-0459 or 579-0087, or e-mail ac@math.mun.ca or msmith@cs.mun.ca.

Monday, Feb. 3

Lectures begin for fourth-year medical students.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

Philosophy colloquium -- Dr. David Thompson, Philosophy, will give a talk titled The Origin of Universals: Subject, Nature or Society, at 2 p.m. in Room AA-2071, Arts and Administration Building.

Thursday, Feb. 6

Last day for undergrads to drop courses and receive a 25 per cent refund of winter semester tuition fees. No tuition fees are refunded for courses dropped after this date.

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

Saturday, Feb. 8

Faculty Artists concert series -- The School of Music welcomes faculty member and pianist Timothy Steeves and invites all to his Newfoundland debut performance: a concert featuring works by Brahms, Haydn and Ravel. The show starts at 8 p.m. in the recital hall, Music Building. Tickets cost $10 general admission and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the School of Music box office from 7:30 p.m. on performance night.

SHOWS

Joseph Plaskett: Reflections and Shadows -- Watch for this exhibition, which will open at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador (AGNL) on Feb. 4. Organized by the Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, the show features unusually large scale, multi-panel pastel drawings by Joseph Plaskett. Plaskett is 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 show is at the gallery, in the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre, until March 30.

A Tour of Italy -- Only a few days left to see this show from the National Gallery of Canada. The exhibition features 56 Italy-inspired prints and drawings and is at the AGNL until Jan. 26.

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.

And so it grows -- The AGNL builds up and cares for the province's largest art collection: more than 4,000 works. Some of the more recent acquisitions are featured in this exhibition, which is at the gallery in the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre until Feb. 2. Admission is free.