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(February 22, 2001, Gazette)


Thursday, Feb. 22
Lectures resume at Grenfell College

Lecture — The Department of Anthropology is sponsoring a lecture with Robin Whitaker of the Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the Arts and Administration Building, room AA-2065. The lecture is titled Whatever You Say, Say Nothing: Reflections on Political Discourse in Northern Ireland.

Film societyAfterlife (Japan 2000). Hirokazu Koreeda. With Arata, Erika Oda, et al. All films run in Empire Studio 12, Avalon Mall, Thursday night at 7 p.m. For more information, see
www.mun.ca/film

Lecture — Artist Susan Wood of Halifax will give a talk on Halifax artists, show slides and a portfolio of her work at 7:30 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, located in the Arts and Culture Centre. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Public lecture — The Newfoundland Historical Society presents a free public lecture by Margot Duley titled Let Me Farm at Cape St. Mary’s: Neglect of Women’s Agricultural Work and Public Policy Failures in the 19th and 20th Centuries. The lecture takes place at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute, Ridge Road at 8 p.m. All welcome.

Lecture — The Benevolent Irish Society is hosting a public lecture with Dr. John Fitzgerald of Memorial’s History department. He will speak on the Irish-Newfoundland historical connection, at 8 p.m. in the BIS’s new home at 30 Harvey Road. All welcome.

Friday, Feb. 23
Lecture
— The Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology lecture tour hits Memorial with Dr. David Cunningham, University of Western Ontario, and his lecture titled Cardiovascular Function and Aging, at 2 p.m. in the Chemistry Building, room C-3033. All are welcome. For more information, contact Dr. David Behm, 737-3408, e-mail: dbehm@mun.ca

Pratt Lecture — The Pratt Lecture will be delivered in the Reid Theatre, Arts and Administration Building, at 8 p.m. by Dr. Stan Dragland, eminent author, critic and editor. His lecture is titled The Colony of Unrequited Dreams: Romancing History.

Sunday, Feb. 25
Fund-raiser
— The Memorial Men’s basketball team is having a fund-raiser at Holy Heart of Mary Auditorium to raise funds for various community initiatives (like their recent visit to the Janeway), school programs, their Outreach Program (where they visit smaller communities) and program expenses related to travel etc. The magic show starts at 2 p.m., costs $5 and is suitable for children ages 4-12 years old. The hypnotic show is at 7 p.m. and costs $10. Call coach Todd Aughey at 737-8442 and tickets will be delivered to your door. For further information, please contact Ron Tobin at ronaldtobin@hotmail.com

Tuesday, Feb. 27
Public lecture
— The St. John’s Public Lectures in Philosophy, presented by the Department of Philosophy, continue with a talk by Michael Wallack, Political Science, titled Justice Between Generations? The lecture takes place at the Darkroom Urban Lounge, 340 Duckworth Street, at 8:30 p.m. To view a live Web cast of the lecture, see www.ucs.mun.ca/~e62bps/lectures/

Thursday, March 1
Lecture – The Department of Linguistics seminar series continues with Dr. Vit Bubenik who will deliver a lecture titled Ablaut and Aspect in Semitic, from 1-2 p.m. in the Science Building, room SN-3058.
Film society — Waydowntown (Canada 2000). Gary Burns. With Fab Fillipo, Don McKellar, Marya Delver, Gordon Curry, et al. All films run in Empire Studio 12, Avalon Mall, Thursday night at 7 p.m. For more information, see
www.mun.ca/film

Friday, March 2
Lecture
— The Women’s Studies speakers series continues at 12 p.m. in the Science Building, room SN-4087. Danielle Finney will give a lecture titled Sexing Desire: The Construction of Female Desire in Women’s Fashion and Beauty Magazines. All events are open to the public.

Tuesday, March 6
Colloquium
— A Philosophy colloquium takes place at 2 p.m. in the Science Building, room SN-4040. Craig Squires, Mathematics and Statistics, will present a talk titled Making Choices in Mathematics and Logic. Everyone welcome.

Lecture — The MUN Catholic Community presents a public lecture with Peter Fenwick titled Forget Nickel, Oil, Electricity, Fish and Wood: The Only Newfoundland Resources with a Future are Human Beings. This lecture takes place in the Chemistry Building, room C-2045 at 8 p.m. All are welcome.

Thursday, March 8
Film society
— Maelström (Canada 2000). Directed by Denis Villeneuve. With Marie-Josée Croze, Jean-Nicolas Verreault, Stéphanie Morgenstern, Virginie Dubois. All films run in Empire Studio 12, Avalon Mall, Thursday night at 7 p.m. For more information, see www.mun.ca/film

ONGOING
ST. JOHN’S

Private Eye: The Art of Jim Hansen
, a retrospective spanning 30 years of Newfoundland artist Jim Hansen’s serigraphs, photographs, assemblages and digitally-based works, runs at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador until March 25. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. and Friday from 7-10 p.m.

Pictures and Patterns: Victorian Illustrated Books and Bindings from the Peattie Collection, an exhibition to mark the gift of thousands of rare Victorian books from the Roger and Marlene Peattie Collection to Memorial’s QE II Library, runs until March 25, 2001 at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, located in the Arts and Culture Centre, Allandale Road. The exhibition will focus on four groups of Victorian books: colour-printed books from the 1840s to the beginning of the 20th century; books and magazines with wood-engraved illustrations; examples of the “art of the book” movement; and cloth bindings, most of them signed or attributed to one of the known book cover artists. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. and Friday from 7-10 p.m.

The St. John’s Club of the Canadian Federation of University Women is requesting donations of books for its 11th annual book sale to be held April 21. Proceeds will go towards MUN scholarships and the Newfoundland Art Posters in the Schools project. Call 754-0797 or 781-1980 for information or to arrange pick up of books.

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