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(May 2 , 2002, Gazette)

The Upsilon Singers

Moments To Remember: The Upsilon Singers in concert takes place in the D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music, Friday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. with special guests, including Crooked Stovepipe. The concert will feature classics from four decades of music making — doo-wop, bluegrass, folk, rock ‘n roll — all wrapped in fine harmonies. Tickets are $15 each, and concert proceeds will go to Memorial University’s Scholarship Fund. Reception with cash bar to follow concert. Tickets go on sale May 13 at Office of Alumni Affairs and Development, 20 Lambe's Lane, St. John's. For further information, contact: Dennis Knight at 726-9465 or Bob Jenkins at 834-8665.

Friday, May 3
Visiting speaker — The Division of Basic Medical Sciences presents visiting speaker Dr. Gerald Kidder, Department of Physiology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. His lecture is titled Roles of Gap Junctional Intercellular Communication in Oogenesis: Aanalysis By Gene Targeting, and takes place 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Lecture Theatre D of the Health Sciences Centre.

Saturday, May 4
Concert — There is a concert featuring the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Band along with Mark and the Moonlighters in the Reid Theatre, Arts and Administration Building, at 8 p.m. to mark the 85th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Proceeds go to the Juno Beach Centre.

Monday, May 6
Lecture — The Canadian Catalysis Lectureship with Dr. Marten Ternan, CANMAR Engineering Inc., takes place from 11-12 p.m. in room C-4036, Chemistry/Physics Building. The title of the lecture is Fuel Cell Performance as a Function of Feedstock (Hydrogen, Methanol, Or Fossil Fuels).

Thursday, May 9
Regular meeting of the Board of Regents

Friday, May 10
Annual spring convocation, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College session

Monday, May 13
Lectures begin, Intersession and 14-week spring semester
Deadline for fees payment, spring semester

Tuesday, May 14
Regular meeting of the Senate


The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador presents an exhibition by Tony Urquhart until May 26. First introduced to Canadians in the late 1950s and 1960s as a pioneer of abstract expressionism, Tony Urquhart was a central figure (alongside Greg Curnoe, Jack Chambers and others) in what became known as the London Scene. Urquhart has just retired from 23 years as professor of Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo, teaching drawing, painting and printmaking. Throughout his academic career he maintained his status as one of Canada’s most renowned artists, exhibited widely at home and abroad. Curated by Terrence Heath, the exhibition is co-produced by the AGNL and the Museum/London (London, ON). There is an exhibition tour with the artist and curator on Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m. Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 12-5 p.m. and Friday evenings 7-10 p.m. For more information, call 737-8209 or check

The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, located in the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre, presents the exhibition The Ship Inn: Celebrating 25 Years, until June 29. For 25 years, it has been a centre of artistic production, advocacy and display. And yes, it’s a bar. Tucked away on Solomon’s Lane in old St. John’s, The Ship Inn was opened in 1977 by the Parnhams and continues to be family-run. The Ship Inn’s “alumni” are a veritable who’s-who of Newfoundland’s cultural community. Curated by Bruce Johnson, this exhibition will combine archival materials, visual art, music, video and writing; bringing together a score of artists, actors, filmmakers and writers in a celebration of a place that remains close to the geographical and cultural heart of St. John’s. Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 12-5 p.m. and Friday evenings 7-10 p.m. For more information, call 737-8209 or check