out & about


(May 15, 1997, Gazette)

ST. JOHN'S

Thursday, May 15

Chemistry lecture -- Dr. Judith A. K. Howard, Job visiting professor at Memorial, and a professor of structural and materials chemistry at the University of Durham, will give a lecture titled Applications of Neutron Diffraction in Chemistry and Biology, at 10 a.m. in Room AA-1043, Arts and Administration Building annex.

Friday, May 16

Chemistry lecture -- Dr. Judith A. K. Howard of the University of Durham, who is Job visiting professor at Memorial, will give a lecture titled Weak Intermolecular Interaction and H-Bonded Networks, at 10 a.m. in Room AA-1043, Arts and Administration Building annex.

Tuesday, May 20

Last day for the registrar to receive replacement grades for "incomplete" grades in undergraduate and graduate winter semester courses.

End of regular registration period, and final date for undergraduate and graduate students to add intersession courses.

Last day for undergraduate students to drop intersession courses and receive a 100 per cent refund of tuition fees.

Chemistry lecture -- Dr. Judith A. K. Howard of the University of Durham, who is Job visiting professor at Memorial, will give a lecture titled Ultra Low Temperature Crystallography at 10 Kelvins, at 10 a.m. in Room AA-1043, Arts and Administration Building annex.

Chemistry lecture -- Dr. Judith A. K. Howard, Job visiting professor at Memorial, and a professor of structural and materials chemistry at the University of Durham, will give a special public lecture titled Many Hands Make Life Work, at 7:30 p.m. in Room EN-2006, Engineering Building.

Thursday, May 22

Last day for undergraduates to drop intersession courses and receive a 50 per cent refund of tuition fees.

Final date for graduate students to withdraw from programs without incurring liability for intersession tuition fees.

Sunday, May 25

Spring Sunday Concert Series -- Celebrate spring by attending a concert of contemporary jazz featuring The Black Auks. The show starts at 3 p.m. in the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador (AGNL), St. John's Arts and Culture Centre. Admission is free, and children and welcome. Concerts continue throughout spring and summer; call 737-8209 for more information.

Monday, May 26

End of regular registration period and last day for undergraduate and graduate students to add 14-week spring semester courses.

Last day for undergraduate students to drop 14-week spring semester courses and receive a 100 per cent refund of tuition fees.

Last day for undergraduate students to drop intersession courses and receive a 25 per cent refund of tuition fees; no tuition fees will be refunded for intersession courses dropped after this date.

Wednesday, May 28

Annual Spring Convocation -- Sessions of convocation will be held at the Arts and Culture Centre today, and on Thursday, May 29 and Friday, May 30.

Thursday, May 29

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

Friday, May 30

Pratt Lecture -- John Mortimer, the playwright and barrister perhaps best known as the creator of Rumpole of the Bailey, will deliver the Pratt Lecture, titled Law and Literature, at 8 p.m. in the Reid Theatre, Arts and Administration Building. Sponsored by the Department of English Language and Literature, and funded by the Office of the Dean of Arts, the Pratt Lecture is free, and open to the public. Mr. Mortimer is the author of several plays, including Two Stars for Comfort (1962) and A Voyage Round My Father (1982), and has written adaptations of Robert Graves' I, Claudius, and Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited for television. He is also the author of the autobiographical work Clinging to the Wreckage (1982).

Sunday, June 1

Public art reception -- Drop by the AGNL, St. John's Arts and Culture Centre, at 3 p.m. for the official public opening of the Precious Metals exhibition, which features silver liturgical pieces from churches across the province.

Public art reception -- All are welcome to the public opening of the exhibition Re-thinking the Rural in Contemporary Newfoundland Art, which features the work of 10 Newfoundland artists. The reception begins at 3 p.m. in the AGNL, St. John's Arts and Culture Centre.

Monday, June 2

Final date for graduate students to withdraw from 14-week spring semester programs without incurring liability for tuition fees.

Last day for undergrads to drop 14-week spring semester courses and receive a 50 per cent refund of tuition fees.

Thursday, June 5

Last day for graduate students to drop intersession courses without academic prejudice.

Final date for undergrads in their first semester to drop intersession courses without academic prejudice.

Public walking tour -- Take in the exhibition Precious Metals with guest curator Don Beaubier as your guide. The tour begins at 8 p.m. at the AGNL.

SHOWS

The Irish Caruso -- Written by Dr. Gordon Jones, English, and featuring Frank Holden as John McCormack, The Irish Caruso is an anecdotal celebration of the life and times of the great Irish tenor, John McCormack, with music from original recordings by McCormack and others. The Irish Caruso is at the LSPU Hall from May 29-June 2. Curtain time is 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10.50 general admission and $8.50 for students.

Following Cabot -- This exhibition, curated by Colleen O'Neill and organized by the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (SWGC) Art Gallery in Corner Brook, features folk paintings by Percy Pieroway. It's at the SWGC, Fine Arts Building, From May 25-June 29.

Precious Metals - Historic Silver from Newfoundland Churches -- Visit the AGNL, St. John's Arts and Culture Centre, from June 1-Sept. 28 to view beautifully crafted and historically important liturgical objects from parishes across the province. The AGNL has gathered nearly 60 communion cups, plates, monstrances, croziers and other silver pieces -- dating from the mid-17th to the early 20th century, which reveal an evolution of decorative art styles. Many of the pieces are outstanding works by master smiths from Ireland, England, France, Italy and Quebec. One piece, a bread plate still used in a Trinity Bay church, is the only example yet found of silver made in Newfoundland by John Lyon of St. John's in the 1840s. Until the AGNL undertook research in 1995, through guest curator Don Beaubier and his associate, Cle Newhook, most of these objects were out of sight, out of use, and unrecognized for their quality of workmanship and their historical links.

Pathways: Tara Bryan and Diana Dabinett -- Only a few days left to see Pathways, a collaborative, multi-media exhibition inspired by the coastline between Shoe Cove and Flatrock. Pathways features the amazing work of Tara Bryan and Diana Dabinett, and is at the AGN L until May 25.

Shaped by the Sea -- This ongoing exhibition of Newfoundland and Labrador art in the Permanent Collection reveals images drawn from the fishery, the landscape and coastal environment, outports, stories and the people of this "rock within the sea." The artists featured include Christopher Pratt, Don Wright, Heidi Oberheide, and Anne Meredith Barry.

Re-thinking the Rural in Contemporary Newfoundland Art -- This exhibition, which runs from June 1-Aug. 24 at the AGNL, is guest curated by Cliff Eyland. Mr. Eyland, a Winnepeg-based artist, takes the view that existing assumptions about "rural" artists -- that they are folk sculptors, wildlife painters and others divorced from current ideas about artmaking -- are no longer correct. He turns the spotlight on 10 artists working in this province: David Morrish, Marlene MacCallum, Les Sasaki and Beatty Popescu (all of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College), Scott Goudie, Mannie Buchheit, Sharon Puddester, Suzanne Swannie, Pam Hall (currently artist-in-residence in the Faculty of Medicine) and Marlene Creates.