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(February 24, 2000, Gazette)


Tracking Ten Years, selected works by alumni of SWGC visual arts program, continues at the Grenfell Art Gallery until April 1. Hours of operation are Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m

Thursday, Feb. 24
Film society –
The MUN Cinema Series continues the year 2000 with a new day and time, Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the new Empire 12 cinema at the Avalon Mall. Tonight it’s Legend of 1900/Leggenda del pianista sull’oceano, La (USA 1998). In English. Drama. Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. With Tim Roth, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Bill Nunn. Rated R. For more information, see www.mun.ca/film

Lecture – The Newfoundland Historical Society presents a free public lecture by Dr. Gerhard Bassler, History, on the topic Alfred Valdmanis: Myth and Reality, followed by a reception and launch of his new book on this subject, at 8 p.m. in Hampton Hall of the Marine Institute. Everyone welcome.

Saturday, Feb. 26
Basketball –
The women’s basketball team takes on UCCB at 6 p.m. in the MUN Gym. The men’s basketball team follows at 8 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 27
Basketball –
The women’s basketball team takes on UCCB at 2 p.m. in the MUN Gym. The men’s basketball team follows at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 29
Colloquium –
There is a philosophy colloquium at 2 p.m. in room S-4040 with Dr. W. Okshevsky presenting a talk titled Is There Room in Kant’s Ethics for Perception and Affect?

Lecture – Fyzee Shuhood, reserve manager and wildlife biologist at Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve, will give a public lecture on seabird reserves in room LC-301, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook, at 8 p.m.

Lecture – The St. John’s Public Lecture Series in Philosophy, presented by Memorial’s philosophy department, invite people to a talk with Batia Boe Stolar who will ask To Shoot or Not to Shoot: The Ethics and Esthetics of Photography. Lecture takes place at the Darkroom Urban Lounge, 340 Duckworth Street, at 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 2
Film society –
The documentary American Movie (USA 1999) is this week’s MUN Cinema Series offering. Directed by Chris Smith and featuring Mark Borchardt and Mike Schank, this is an insightful examination of the American dream. Film time is 7 p.m. in the new Empire 12 cinema at the Avalon Mall. For more information, see www.mun.ca/film

Friday, March 3
Lecture –
Visiting speaker Dr. Fraser Taylor will give a public lecture at 10 a.m. in the Genesis Boardroom, Spencer Hall. The title of the lecture is A Warm Welcome? International Students and Canadian Universities. This lecture will report on a study funded by the AUAA, the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies, and the Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada. Dr. Taylor is professor of international affairs, geography and environmental studies at Carleton University.

Lecture – The Women’s Studies Program Speakers’ Series continues with Sharon Batt who will present a talk on environmental links to breast cancer at 3 p.m. in room SN-4087. Ms. Batt is the author of Patient No More: The Politics of Breast Cancer.

Monday, March 6
Book sale –
The fourth annual MUN Library book sale starts at 10 a.m. in the Library Staff Lounge (down the corridor by the old bookstore).

Tuesday, March 7
Colloquium –
There is a philosophy colloquium at 2 p.m. in room S-4040 with Dr. A. Rahmanian presenting a talk titled Moral Realism, Anti-realism and Sociable Affections.

Lecture – Times For The Making, sponsored by Memorial University Catholic Community (MUNCC), will hold its final lecture for this year at 8 p.m., Arts Annex, room A-1046. Join economist Dr. Wade Locke in his talk Reflections on the Ability of the Dismal Science to Empower Individual and Societal Choices. For further information, call 737-8589. Free parking in Lot 15 and coin-operated parking in lots 15B and 3.

Wednesday, March 8
Lecture –
The American Society of Botanical Artists will present a slide lecture titled Botanical Art: A Continuing Tradition, at 8 p.m. in the Botanical Garden Field Centre, 306 Mount Scio Road. Local botanical artist Joyce Cho will present the slides on behalf of the ASBA.

Lecture – The Wessex Society presents a free public lecture titled William Tavenor, early Newfoundland Entrepreneur and Surveyor: The Bay de Verde-Poole-Trinity Connection, by writer Dr. Paul O’Neill at 8 p.m. in Hampton Hall of the Marine Institute.

Thursday, March 9
Lecture –
Dr. Mary Williams (R), chair for Women in Science and Engineering, will give a co-sponsored WISE/Women’s Studies talk titled Access and Merit: A Debate Around Encouraging Women in Science and Engineering, in the Science Building, room SN-4087, at 12:30 p.m.

Film society – The MUN Cinema Series goes ahead Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the new Empire 12 cinema at the Avalon Mall. Tonight it’s Felicia’s Journey (Canada 1999), a thriller directed by Atom Egoyan and starring Bob Hoskins, Claire Benedict, Elaine Cassidy and Arsinée Khanjian. Rated PG-13. For more information, see www.mun.ca/film

ONGOING
ST. JOHN’S
Frames of Mind: Handmade Frames with an Attitude
, goes ahead at the Great Hall, Queen’s College, until March 17, 2000. The hall is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4p.m. This exhibition is curated by Rupert Batten and Walter Peddle for the Heritage Outreach Project, Archaeology Unit, Memorial University. Temporary parking pass available from the Archaeology Office.

Irish Art Now: From the Poetic to the Political, is on display at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador until April 9. Ireland’s seismic political, social, economic and cultural changes of the 1990s are reflected in works by 12 artists, in media from the traditional to the unconventional, from painting to taxidermy.

CORNER BROOK
Tracking Ten Years
, selected works by alumni of SWGC visual arts program, continues at the Grenfell Art Gallery until April 1. Hours of operation are Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m

There is an Environmental Science Seminar every Friday at 12:40 p.m. this semester in Arts and Science room 305 by Grenfell faculty, members of industry and government, as well as students in the B.Sc. Environmental Science program at Grenfell College. All are invited to attend.