out & about


(March 6, 1997, Gazette)

ST. JOHN'S

Thursday, March 6

Anthropology seminar -- Dr. Raoul Andersen, Anthropology, will talk about Railwalkers, Then and Now: Discovery of Self and Other in a Chicago Neighborhood, 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, from 12:30 p.m. in Room AA-1046, 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 CP-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.

Lunch hour concert -- The Memorial University of Newfoundland Jazz Ensemble welcomes special guests: the O'Donel Patriots Jazz Band. This free concert begins at 1 p.m. in the Donald F. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building. Other free student concerts are scheduled for 1 p.m. on March 12, 13 and 20; please call 737-7486 to confirm.

Friday, March 7

Gender sensitivity seminar -- To mark International Women's Week, the Women's Resource Centre, the Wellness Centre and the Women's Studies Society is sponsoring this free seminar at 3 p.m. in Room AA-1043, Arts and Administration Building. Featured speakers are Jennifer Mercer of the Newfoundland Strategy against Violence; Prof. Tony Simmons, Psychology; and Ramona Roberts, Women's Studies. They'll discuss the gendered nature of language, the socialization of gender roles, the impact of violence on women's lives, and strategies to combat sexual or gender-based harassment. Pre-register by calling the Wellness Centre at 737-2192 by 5 p.m. on March 6.

English colloquium -- Dr. Denyse Lynde, Prof. Dick Buehler and graduates of Memorial's drama specialization will give a presentation titled "So, you think 'all the world's a stage?'" at 4 p.m. in Room AA-3018, Arts and Administration Building. Mixer to follow, Room AA-3033.

Saturday, March 8

Engineering Open House -- Celebrate Engineering Week by attending this open house, Engineering Building, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit faculty, staff and students of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and see some awesome technology, like voice activated lights, virtual reality, and robots. Or, make your own computer generated voice pattern, view the wave tank, or learn how materials are tested. You could win a door prize. Free parking in areas 16 and 16a.

Sea-Hawks basketball -- It's Memorial's men's team versus the University of Price Edward Island (UPEI) team, Physical Education Building gym, 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 9

MUN Sunday Cinema Series -- Breaking the Waves (Denmark/France, 1996). Come early to see this award-winner, with its reaching sweep of the landscape of the human heart. Starts at 2 p.m., Avalon Mall Cinemas. Tickets are $6 general admission, $5.50 for students and seniors.

Sea-Hawks basketball -- It's Memorial's men's team versus the UPEI team, Physical Education Building gym, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 11

Regular Senate meeting scheduled.

University forum series -- The University As it is/As it could be forum series, sponsored by the M.Phil. humanities program, features Dr. Roberta Buchanan, English. Her presentation is titled Changing Our Minds: The Impact of Feminism on the Academy, a Personal View; it begins at 1 p.m. in Room AA-1043, Arts and Administration Building.

Philosophy colloquium -- John Cook, Philosophy, will give a talk titled Is Davidson Lai-ing about Universals? at 2 p.m. in Room AA-2071, Arts and Administration Building.

Wednesday, March 12

Wessex Society meeting -- Dr. Hans Rollmann, Religious Studies, will give a talk titled The Church of England in Early Newfoundland History, at 8 p.m. in Hampton Hall, Marine Institute.

Thursday, March 13

Healthy Eating Seminar -- This free seminar about healthy food choices and a non-dieting approach to weight loss is being held in Room CP-4011, Chemistry-Physics Building, noon-1 p.m. Pre-register by March 12 at the Student Development Centre; phone 737-2192.

Faculty Artists Series -- This performance by Nancy Dahn (violin) and Timothy Steeves (piano) will feature Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in the recital hall, Music Building. For details, call 737-7486.

Friday, March 14

History seminar -- Dr. Dirk Hoerder, who is Diefenbaker visiting professor in the Robert F. Harney Program in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies in the University of Toronto's sociology department, will give a talk titled Creating Societies: Immigrant Lives in Canada as Reflected in Autobiographical Writings, at 2 p.m. in Room AA-4004, Arts and Administration Building.

Women's Studies speakers' series -- Sharon Roseman, Anthropology, will discuss From "Maid" to "Student:" The Transformation of Apprenticeship in the Galician Sewing Trade, at 4 p.m. in Room SN-4087, Science Building.

Sunday, March 16

MUN Sunday Cinema Series -- Small Faces (U.K., 1996). It's Glasgow, 1968, and the three Maclean brothers are growing up rough and tumbling, caught between the street codes of gang violence and the lure of establishment success. Follow the youngest, 13-year-old Lex, and see the difficult and contradictory choices he must face... The show starts at 2 p.m.

Student recital -- All are welcome to this free School of Music student recital, featuring compositions by Jason Hayward and a performance by Andrea Colbert (voice). The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall, Music Building. Call 737-7486 for details.

Tuesday, March 18

Advanced registration using the telephone registration system begins for eligible students registering in undergraduate and graduate courses for spring semester (14-week courses, intersession and summer session) 1997.

Linguistics colloquium -- Dr. John Hewson, Linguistics, will give a talk titled Tense and Aspect: Some New Insights, at 12:30 p.m. in Room SN-3060, Science Building.

University forum series -- The University As it is/As it could be forum series, sponsored by the M.Phil. humanities program, features Dr. Bill Montevecchi, Psychology. Dr. Montevecchi will discuss Provehito in Altum -- Things that Money Cannot Buy, at 1 p.m. in Room AA-1043, Arts and Administration Building.

Philosophy colloquium -- Dr. Peter Trnka, Philosophy, will give a talk on Universal Events, Universal Systems, at 2 p.m. in Room AA-2071, Arts and Administration Building.

History seminar -- Ingrid Botting, History, will discuss An Occupation in Transition: Domestic Service in Newfoundland, 1920-1945, at 3:30 p.m. in Room AA-4004, Arts and Administration Building.

Thursday, March 20

Board of Regents meeting scheduled.

Healthy Eating Seminar -- Find out about healthy food choices and a non-dieting approach to weight loss at this free seminar in Room C-4011, Chemistry-Physics Building, noon-1 p.m. Pre-register by March 19; call 737-2192.

Anthropology seminar -- Andriy Nahachewsky of the University of Alberta's Slavic and East European studies department (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.

Friday, March 21

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.

CORNER BROOK

Saturday, March 8

Video presentation -- Sir Wilfred Grenfell College presents three Richard Strauss operas on video: Salome, The Woman Without a Shadow, and Der Rosenkavalier, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. in Room LC-301, Library and Computing Building.

Monday, March 10

Public astronomy lecture -- Thomas M. Bania, a professor of astronomy at the University of Boston, will give a free, slide-illustrated lecture at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College as part of the Harlow Shapley Visiting Lectureship Program. His lecture is titled Astronomy at -60 degrees Celsius: The South Pole Sub-Millimetre Telescope and Remote Observatory. It begins at 8 p.m. in Room LC-301, Library and Computing Building. For details call Dr. Doug Forbes, 709-637-6295. The Harlow Shapley Visiting Lectureship Program is named for Harlow Shapley, president of the American Astronomical Society from 1943-46. Among his accomplishments was his key role in research to determine the sun's position in the Milky Way system.

SHOWS

The Free Trade Hotel -- This play by Georges Feydeau is hitting the stage of the Fine Arts Building theatre, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, from March 12-15 (Wednesday through Saturday). The mad bedroom farce finds an assortment of refined people becoming hopelessly entangled in impossible situations as they steal through the rooms of a cheap hotel. Directed by Prof. Arif Hasnain, the play features first, second and third-year student actors. Tickets cost $8 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors. The curtain rises each night at 8 p.m.

Five Years -- This exhibition of paintings by Harold Klunder opens at the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery on March 9 and runs until April 6. The show is 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. His work includes exquisite views of Parisian apartment interiors, 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.

The Art of Mary Pratt: The Substance of Light -- 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 at the AGNL.