(Nov. 28, 1996)
Biology/Psychology/Biopsychology colloquium -- Dr. Herbert Rose and Prof. Rennie Gaulton, Psychology, will give a talk titled Use of Interactive Television for Teaching Large University Classes, at 12:30 p.m. in Room S-2067, Science Building.
Anthropology seminar -- Dr. Yashka K. Hallein of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado (Boulder), will give a presentation titled Dental Pathologies in Two Sudanese Nubian Cemeteries; 12:30 p.m., Room I-1006, Helge & Anne Stine Ingstad Building.
Information session -- Student Development is sponsoring this free information session on stress and relaxation. Today's topic is Finding a Healthy Balance. The session is from 1-2 p.m. in Room TSC-2021c, Thomson Student Centre (TSC). For details or to pre-register, telephone 737-2192 or drop by Room TSC-2006.
Special public lecture -- Dr. Jean Briggs, Memorial's Henrietta Harvey professor of anthropology, will give a talk titled The Abuse of Abuse: Concept on the Loose, at 4 p.m. in Room A-1043, Arts and Administration Building.
The Great Newfoundland History Contest -- See eight panellists, many of whom are alumni or current members of the university community, put their knowledge of Newfoundland to the test. Panellists include Shannie Duff and Drs. Philip Hiscock and Malcolm MacLeod. Sponsored by the Newfoundland Historical Society, this event gets started at 8 p.m. in Hampton Hall, Marine Institute. Free visitors' parking available, and all are welcome.
Friday, Nov. 29
Applied analysis/numerical analysis seminar -- Wenkui Zhang, Mathematics and Statistics, will discuss Collocation Approximation for Volterra Integro-Differential Equations with Variable Delays, at 10 a.m. in Room HH-3017, Henrietta Harvey Building.
Mathematics and Statistics seminar -- Dr. Walter D. Wallis of Southern Illinois University at Carbonale will talk about combinatorics in a seminar at 2 p.m. in Room HH-3017, Henrietta Harvey Building.
Saturday, Nov. 30
Faculty Artists Series -- A musical offering: chamber music for strings, wind and piano by Bach, Crumb and Schoenberg. Featuring Michelle Cheramy (flute), Nancy Dahn (violin), Thomas Heinrich (cello) and Kristina Szutor (piano). The concert begins at 8 p.m. in the recital hall, M. O. Morgan Building. Buy tickets at the box office from 7:30 p.m. onwards; tickets cost $10 general and $5 for students and seniors.
Sunday, Dec. 1
MUN Sunday Cinema Series -- Shanghai Triad (China/France 1995). Masterfully directed by Zhang Yimou, this film is set in '30s Shanghai, in a time and place of corruption, violence and sordid sex, covering eight days in the lives of the city's powerful triad. The show begins at 2 p.m., Avalon Mall Cinemas. Tickets cost $6 general admission; $5.50 for students and seniors.
Christmas concert -- Enjoy a performance by the MUN Festival Choir, led by Douglas Dunsmore, conductor. This annual holiday concert is being held at Gower Street United Church at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $5 general admission, $3 for students and seniors. Tickets on sale at the School of Music, or get them at the door.
Wednesday, Dec. 4
Lectures end for fall semester. Fall internship ends for Faculty of Education students.
Tree-lighting ceremony -- Wear your woolies and come out for carols and hot chocolate at 4 p.m. in Toulinguet Close. It's Memorial's seventh annual Tree Lighting Ceremony!
Thursday, Dec. 5
Anthropology seminar -- Dr. John Kennedy, Anthropology, will give a talk titled Newfoundland (and Labrador) Communities at the Crossroads: The Changing International Context; 12:30 p.m., Room A-2071, Arts and Administration Building.
Psychology/Biopsychology colloquium -- Dr. Russ Adams, Psychology, will discuss Visual Development: Psychophysics, Physiology and the Ophthalmology Clinic. His talk begins at 12:30 p.m. in Room S-2067, Science Building.
Information session -- Student Development is sponsoring this free information session on stress and relaxation. Today's topic is Relaxation Techniques. The session is from 1-2 p.m. in the TSC, Room TSC-2021c. For details or to pre-register, telephone 737-2192 or drop by Room TSC-2006.
Friday, Dec. 6
Women's Studies Speakers' Series -- Local author and Evening Telegram columnist Kathleen Winter will read from her book The Necklace of Occasional Dreams. In addition to writing a weekly column, Ms. Winter has taught numerous courses on journal writing and writing from life. She will discuss journal writing for personal growth and development. Her reading begins at noon in Room S-4087, Science Building.
Sunday, Dec. 8
MUN Sunday Cinema Series -- The Flower of My Secret (Spain, 1995). Described by critics as nothing less than a great film, The Flower of My Secret turns sentimental melodrama into cinematic triumph. What a way to end the cinema series for this semester! The show begins at 2 p.m., Avalon Mall Cinemas. Tickets cost $6 general admission; $5.50 for students and seniors.
Debut Plus Concert Series -- If you enjoy jazz, you'll love the hot, fresh sounds of the Mike Herriott Quintet, featuring trumpet player Mike Herriott, trombonist Dennis Edison, pianist Ross Taggart, bassist Ken Lister, and drummer Blaine Wikjork. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in the recital hall, M. O. Morgan Building. Tickets are available in advance at the St. John's Arts and Culture box office, or at the School of Music on performance night.
Monday, Dec. 9
Fall semester exams begin.
Final date for co-operative education students to submit work reports.
Tuesday, Dec. 10
Regular Senate meeting scheduled.
Wednesday, Dec. 11
Last day of lectures for students in the B.Ed. (secondary) program.
Wessex Society meeting -- Dr. Lloyd Brown, a writer and retired professor, will give a talk titled Childhood Memories of Joe Batts Arm. All are welcome. His talk begins at 8 p.m. in Hampton Hall, Marine Institute, Ridge Road.
A Taste of Italy -- Experience the sights and sounds of Italy as you take A Tour of Italy (see Shows, below) to the melodic sounds of Baroque music. This Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador event will feature Italian food and wine tasting, live and silent auctions, and more. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the gallery, St. John's Arts and Culture Centre. Tickets cost $40. Call 737-3576 for details.
Thursday, Dec. 12
Debut Plus Concert Series -- Enjoy this high energy performance by James Keelaghan (1994 JUNO Award winner for best roots and traditional album) and Oscar Lopez (1995 JUNO nomineee for best global recording). The concert begins at 8 p.m. in the recital hall, M. O. Morgan Building. Tickets are available in advance at the St. John's Arts and Culture box office, or at the School of Music on performance night.
Benefit concert -- The Committee on Family Violence is sponsoring a benefit concert in aid of the transition house extension fund in the theatre, Fine Arts Building, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased from Dr. Ivan Emke, Room AS-212, Arts and Sciences Building, or from Sharon Noftall-Bennett in the registrar's office.
A Tour of Italy -- Coming soon! This exhibition, from the National Gallery of Canada, will run from Dec. 12-Jan. 26 at the AGNL. As the repository of Roman antiquity, the cradle of the Renaissance, and one of the great living museums of art history, Italy has long been a pilgrimage site for artists from around the world. This exhibition looks at the representation of Italy in 56 prints and drawings from the end of the 16th century to the mid-20th. Artists to be featured include Giovanni Piranesi, Francesco Guardi, J. M. W. Turner, Richard Bonington, and M. C. Escher.
John Will: Anything and Everything -- Imagine! Two-hundred thought provoking paintings and selected videotapes by artist John Will. This show is at the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Fine Arts Building, until Dec. 8.
Robert Sinclair: Newfoundland Works -- Alberta artist Robert Sinclair's newest series of watercolors feature Newfoundland's coasts and summer icebergs. The show is at AGNL until Dec. 1.
The Chinese Art Academies Printmaking Exhibition -- See a range of silkscreens, woodcuts, lithographs, etchings and more from the 1980s and 1990s by artists working in China. The show is at AGNL until Dec. 1.
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.
19th Annual Exhibition of Garden and Nature Photographs and Illustrations -- Only a couple days left to see the Botanical Garden's exhibition of nature interpreted through a range of media. The show is at the garden's Field Centre, 306 Mount Scio Rd., until Nov. 30.