out & about


(Gazette, March 20, 1997)

ST. JOHN'S

Thursday, March 20

Board of Regents meeting scheduled.

Anthropology seminar -- Andriy Nahachewsky of the University of Alberta's Slavic and East European studies department and, a visiting faculty member in the Department of Folklore, will give a talk titled New Ethnicity in Canadian Ukrainian Dance, at 12:30 p.m. in Room AA-2065, Arts and Administration Building.

Combinatorics Seminar -- Dr. Nabil Shalaby, Mathematics and Statistics, will discuss Covering and Packing Designs, at 12:30 p.m. in Room HH-3030, Mathematics Building.

EarthSave-St. John's talk -- Erik Marcus, author of the forthcoming text, Vegan: The New Ethic of Eating, will discuss the latest research on mad cow disease, dietary risk factors associated with heart disease and cancer, and the environmental/animal benefits of a plant-based diet, for members of EarthSave-St. John's and others who are interested. His talk begins at 1 p.m. in Room AA-1043, Arts and Administration Building. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

Friday, March 21

Mathematics and Statistics seminar -- Jacques Bélair of the Centre de recherches mathématiques at the Université de Montréal will give a talk titled Delayed Regulation in Physiological Systems: A Dynamical Approach, at 2 p.m. in Room HH-3017, Mathematics Building.

English colloquium -- Ian Brockie, Dr. Susan Drodge and Derek Stone will discuss Textual Politics: Ongoing Research Studies, at 4 p.m. in Room AA-3018, Arts and Administration Building. Mixer to follow in Room AA-3033.

Saturday, March 22

Vegetarian workshop -- Dr. Alka Chandna, Mathematics and Statistics, offers vegetarian workshops through EarthSave-St. John's, a group that focuses on food choices, health and the environment. EarthSave-St. John's is hosting a workshop on becoming a vegetarian, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Enjoy a full-course veggie meal, and obtain recipes and info sheets. Admission is $5. Call 576-0459 or 579-0087 for more detail.

Sunday, March 23

Pharmacy Society seminar -- The Pharmacy Society is sponsoring this seminar for the students and faculty of the School of Pharmacy and the Faculty of Medicine. The topic is Approaches to Enhancing the Quality of Drug Therapy, and the seminar will run from 1-6 p.m. in the Health Sciences Centre auditorium. Call 737-7317 to RSVP.

MUN Sunday Cinema Series -- Ridicule (France, 1996). Directed by Patrice Leconte, this is a marvellously sardonic period piece, seedy around its elegant edges, full of back-stabbing glee. The show begins at 2 p.m., Avalon Mall Cinemas. Tickets cost $6 general admission and $5.50 for students and seniors.

Thursday, March 27

Anthropology seminar -- Dr. Stuart Brown, Anthropology will give a presentation titled Honk Once if You've Seen Elvis, Honk Twice if You've Seen Karl Wittfogel, Thoughts on Oriental Despotism and the Hydraulic Hypothesis. His talk begins at 12:30 p.m. in Room AA-2065, Arts and Administration Building.

Philosophy colloquium -- Calvin Normore of the University of California, and the University of Toronto, will give a talk titled Similarity to Ockham, at 2 p.m. in Room AA-2071, Arts and Administration Building.

Debut Plus concert series -- Pianist Peter Allen from Halifax, N.S., will perform 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 are available at the door on performance night, or in advance from the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre box office.

Historical Society talk -- The Newfoundland Historical Society presents a talk by Anita Best, titled Jowls and Cavalances, Ginger Beer and Tea: Local Newfoundland Songs. The talk begins at 8 p.m. at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute. Free parking available, all are welcome.

Friday, March 28

Good Friday. No lectures.

Saturday, March 29

Lectures end for second-year medical students.

Sunday, March 30

MUN Sunday Cinema Series -- Beautiful Thing (U.K., 1996). A bravura first feature from director Hettie Macdonald, Beautiful Thing focuses on working class homosexuality, spinning the tale of a relationship that gradually blossoms in spite of crazy neighbors, depraved parents and siblings, and other workaday pressures. The show starts at 2 p.m., Avalon Mall Cinemas.

Tuesday, April 1

Linguistics colloquium -- Dr. Irene Mazurkewich, Linguistics, will give a talk titled Acquisition and Functional Categories, at 12:30 p.m. in Room SN-3060, Science Building.

Philosophy colloquium -- Phil Rose, Philosophy, will give a talk titled Whitehead and the Standpoint of Universal Creativity, at 2 p.m. in Room AA-2071, Arts and Administration Building.

History seminar -- Dr. Stuart Pierson, History, will give a talk titled Tolstoy's War and Peace as Historical Document, at 3:30 p.m. in Room AA-4004, Arts and Administration Building.

Faculty Artists Series -- Enjoy an evening of cello music by Beethoven, Cassado and Debussy, as performed by Thomas Heinrich (cello) and Maureen Volk (piano). Tickets cost $10 general admission and $5 for students and seniors. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in the Donald F. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building. Tickets are available 30 minutes prior to the performance.

Wednesday, April 2

Women's Studies Speakers' Series -- Violet Eudine Barriteau, head of the Centre for Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, will discuss Gender Alternatives through Women Worldwide, at noon in Room SN-4087, Science Building.

Friday, April 4

Women's Studies Speakers' Series -- Laura Fitzpatrick, a master's student in Women's Studies, 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. A mixer will follow in Room AA-3033.

CORNER BROOK

Thursday, March 27

Job search seminar -- Attend this free seminar to learn how to prepare for the job hunt. It's at the Learning Centre, Room AS-373, Arts and Sciences Building, from 10:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

SHOWS

The Europeans -- Sir Wilfred Grenfell College's production of Howard Baker's play, The Europeans, will be on stage at the Fine Arts Building Theatre at 8 p.m. from April 2-5 (Wednesday through Saturday). The drama is set in 1682 Vienna following the Turkish siege. Tickets cost $8 general admission and $5 for students and seniors.

Love Comes and Goes Again -- This exhibition highlights 16 paintings by Harold Klunder that were produced between 1990-95 and reveal the joy the artist feels for painting. His large canvasses are expressionistic and emotionally animated surfaces, while his self-portraits are meditative and thought-provoking. All of the artworks in this show were created using oils on canvas, burlap or linen. The exhibition is at the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery until April 6. The show was curated by Brian Meehan, and organized by the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery in Owen Sound, Ont.

Joseph Plaskett: Reflections and Shadows -- See unusually large scale, multi-panel pastel drawings by Canadian artist Joseph Plaskett, including exquisite views of Parisian apartment interiors, and French, English and Canadian landscapes. The exhibition is at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador (AGNL), St. John's Arts and Culture Centre, until March 30.

The Art of Mary Pratt: The Substance of Light -- Less than two weeks left to see this 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 at the AGNL.

Cultural Assets -- Coming soon to the AGNL in the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre (April 4-27): 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.