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(February 21, 2002, Gazette)

That’s a stretch

Dance Studio West owner Amy Andrews, front and centre, leads a theatre class through some warm-up moves in Grenfell College’s rehearsal studio

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 College’s 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
/film


Seminar — A biochemistry seminar titled Acute Regulation of the Urea Cycle — A Role for Glutaminase by Stephen Ball of Memorial’s 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. John’s 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
PlayThe 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. John’s Campus

Final date for students to drop courses without academic prejudice, Winter Semester


Cinema series — MUN Cinema Series presents Tar Angel (L’Ange 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 Perlin’s 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 Memorial’s 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 for more.

Monday, March 4
Lecture — The Women’s Studies program winter semester speakers’ series continues at 1 p.m. in room SN-4087 of the Science Building with Lynn Hartery, a master’s of women’s studies candidate speaking on the topic The St. John’s 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 welcome.

Discussion — The Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs offers the Mi’kmaq/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 Club.

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. Everyone welcome.

ONGOING
ST. JOHN’S

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 Grenfell’s 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.