21, 2002, Gazette)
Photo by Pamela Gill
Little known to most is the fact that theatre
students at Grenfell College take regular dance classes. Here, Dance Studio
West owner Amy Andrews, front and centre, leads a theatre class through
some warm-up moves in Grenfell Colleges rehearsal studio.
Thursday, Feb. 21
Cinema series MUN Cinema Series presents Kandahar
(France/Iran 2001). Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf with Niloufar Pazira,
Hassan Tantai and Sadou Teymouri. All screenings are at 7 p.m. in Empire
Theatres Studio 12 in the Avalon Mall. For more, see www.mun.ca
Seminar A biochemistry seminar titled Acute Regulation of
the Urea Cycle A Role for Glutaminase by Stephen Ball of Memorials
biochemistry department will be presented at 1 p.m. in the
L. A. W. Feltham Room, SN-4015. This seminar is presented in partial fulfillment
for the requirements of the degree of master of science in biochemistry.
Monday, Feb. 25
Winter Semester break begins at St. Johns Campus
Tuesday, Feb. 26
Aldrich lecture The Graduate Students Union and the
School of Graduate Studies will present the 2002 Aldrich Interdisciplinary
Lecture and Conference. A schedule of presentations, along with abstracts,
can be found at www.mun.ca/gsu.
A highlight of the day is the Aldrich Lecture, which will be delivered
by Robert Giroux, president and chief executive officer, Association of
Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC). The public is invited to attend
this lecture, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in The Royal Trust Atrium, Faculty
of Business Administration Building. A reception following the lecture
will be held at Bitters Pub, Feild Hall. Complementary Parking is available
in Lot 16A (behind the Business Building).
Wednesday Feb. 27
Play The Vagina Monologues, a play by Eve Essler,
will be presented this evening by MUN medical students at the Arts and
Culture Centre, starting at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available through the
Arts and Culture Centre box office and proceeds go to organizations trying
to stop violence against women.
Thursday Feb. 28
Lectures resume at St. Johns Campus
Final date for students to drop courses without academic prejudice, Winter
Cinema series MUN Cinema Series presents Tar Angel (LAnge
de Goudron) (Canada 2001). In French with English subtitles. Directed
by Denis Chouinard with Hyam Abbas, Kenza Abiabdillah, Koumba Ball, et
al. All screenings are at 7 p.m. in Empire Theatres Studio 12 in the Avalon
Mall. For more, see www.mun.ca/film
Lecture The Newfoundland Historical Society will be holding
a free public lecture on at 8 p.m. at Hampton Hall. Guest speaker will
be Dr. Robin McGrath. Topic will be Perlins Boys: Jewish Peddlers
in Newfoundland in the 20th Century.
Seminar A biochemistry seminar will be held at 1 p.m. in
the L. A. W. Feltham Room, SN-4015. Ahmad Khan will speak on changes in
nutritional, flavour and microbial qualities of cultured Newfoundland
Blue Mussels (mytilus edilus). This seminar is in partial fulfilment of
the requirement of the degree of doctor of philosophy in food science.
Friday, March 1
Reading Poets Fraser Sutherland and Goran Simic will give
a collaborative reading from their work in SN-2101 at 4 p.m. Sponsored
by the English department and funded by the Canada Council, this reading
is open to all. Admission is free.
Sunday, March 3
Lecture Dr. John O. Buffinga of Memorials German and Russian
department will present an illustrated lecture at 2 p.m. at the Art Gallery
of Newfoundland and Labrador titled Weimar cinema: From Formal Frenzy
to Sober Thought, in conjunction with the exhibition Prints and Drawings
of the Weimar Republic. Call 737-2563 or visit www.agnl.ca
Monday, March 4
Lecture The Womens Studies program winter semester
speakers series continues at 1 p.m. in room SN-4087 of the Science
Building with Lynn Hartery, a masters of womens studies candidate
speaking on the topic The St. Johns Rape Crisis Centre and the Women
Who Made it Happen. This event is open to the public.
Tuesday, March 5
Colloquium A philosophy colloquium will be held at 2 p.m.
in room SN-4040 of the Science Building. Dr. P. Harris will present a
talk titled Tradition and Retrieval: Heidegger and the History of Philosophy.
Lecture The MUN Catholic Community continues it lecture
series Times for the Making at 8 p.m. in room AA-1043 with media analyst
John Pungente. His lecture is titled More Than Meets The Eye: Watching
Television Watching Us. Mr. Pungente can be seen on Bravo! Television.
Thursday, March 7
Cinema series MUN Cinema Series presents 0ur Lady of
the Assassins (La Virgen de los sicarios) (Colombia/ France/Spain
2000). Rated R. Spanish with English subtitles. Directed by Barbet Schroeder
with Germán Jaramillo, Anderson Ballesteros, Juan David Restrepo,
Manuel Busquets, et al. All screenings are at 7 p.m. in Empire Theatres
Studio 12 in the Avalon Mall. For more, see www.mun.ca/film
Lecture Dr. Robert Paine, Anthropology, will be presenting
a lecture titled The Place of Equivalence in the Politics
of Being a Reindeer Pastoralist, from 12-2 p.m. in room A-2072. Everyone
Discussion The Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations
Chiefs offers the Mikmaq/Maliseet and Passamaquoddy Treaty Education
Initiative designed to raise awareness of treaties and treaty-related
issues through community dialogue in room AA-1046 at 5 p.m. with an opportunity
for questions and discussion. A reception will follow in the University
Thursday, March 14
Lecture Dr. Mark Tate, Anthropology, will present a lecture
titled Gambling and the Death of God, from 12-2 p.m., in room A-2072.
The James Baird Gallery on Duckworth Street presents ANIMALIA,
an exhibition of woodblock prints by Charlotte Jones and photogravures
by David Morrish. ANIMALIA runs through March 10. This exhibition explores
the response of both artists to nature and the animals that occupy it
in two very different mediums. Charlotte Jones, acting director of the
Grenfell art gallery, uses Japanese woodblock (or waterbase woodblock)
for its intense color while David Morrish, an associate professor in Grenfells
Visual arts program, uses the difficult and elusive photo-imaging technique
photogravure. Please contact the James Baird Gallery for further information.
Prints and Drawings of the Weimar Republic runs at the Art Gallery
of Newfoundland and Labrador until March 24, 2002. This internationally
touring exhibition demonstrates the often conflicted relationships between
art and politics, and between ideology and the everyday in the modern
era. After the First World War the German monarchy had been dissolved
to make way for a kind of liberal democracy known as the Weimar Republic
(1919-1933). For information contact Gabrielle Kemp at 737-2370.