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Feb. 6, 2003, Gazette


Thursday, Feb. 6

Far From Heaven
Far From Heaven, starring (L-R) Ryan Ward, Dennis Quaid, Julianne Moore and Lindsay Andretta, is the MUN Cinema Series offering Thursday, Feb. 20.

Public seminar — Sponsored by Distance Education and Learning Technologies and MUN KBE Study Group, a seminar titled The Last Mile Problem and the Digital Divide: An Analysis of Urban and Rural Internet Access and Usage in Atlantic Canada, with authors Scott Lynch and Wade Locke, Department of Economics, in room C-3033, Chemistry/Physics Building, at 3:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Film series — MUN Cinema Series continues with Ararat (Canada). Rated R for violence, sexuality/nudity and language. English/Armenian. Directed by Atom Egoyan. With David Alpay, Arsinée Khanijian and Christopher Plummer. All screenings are at 7 p.m. in Empire Studio 12 cinemas in the Avalon Mall. For more information, see www.mun.ca/film.

Friday, Feb. 7
Lecture — The Women’s Studies program winter semester speakers’ series continues with Ruth Pierson, historian at the University of Toronto, feminist and published poet. Dr. Pierson will be reading from her book of poetry, Where No Window Was, at 12:30 p.m. in the Science Building, room SN-4087.

Food tech seminar — The School of Fisheries, Marine Institute, is presenting a seminar from 1-3 p.m. in room W3005 (located on the third floor, west wing of the Marine Institute). Nigel Allen, director, Centre-Aquaculture and Seafood Development, will lead a discussion regarding the utilization of marine by-products.

Saturday, Feb. 8
Concert — Winds of Change. Flutist Leslie Newman returns with pianist Kristina Szutor in a program of exciting new music for flute and piano alongside repertoire classics by Widor and Barber. D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music, at 8 p.m. For more information, call the School of Music Concert Hotline 737-4455 or see www.mun.ca/music/.

Sunday, Feb. 9
Family walk — To promote Heart Health Month, the 5SA Cardiology Committee of the General Hospital has organized a family walk at the Field House from 1-2:30 p.m. There will be heart healthy door prizes. The cost is $2 per person or $5 for the family, with proceeds donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Tuesday, Feb. 11
Philosophy colloquium — The Philosophy department winter colloquium on rationality continues with Dr. R. Piercey presenting a talk titled Is It Rational to do Philosophy Historically? at 2 p.m. in the Science Building, room SN-4038.

Wednesday, Feb. 12
Wessex Society lecture — The Wessex Society presents Dr. Robin McGrath, a distinguished Newfoundland writer, with a lecture titled The Devon Jews in 19th Century Newfoundland. Lectures take place in Hampton Hall, Marine Institute, Ridge Road and begin at 8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 13
Film series — MUN Cinema Series continues with Rodger Dodger (USA 2002) 104 min. Rated R for sexual content and language. Directed by Dylan Kidd with Campbell Scott, Jesse Eisenberg, Isabella Rossellini, Elizabeth Berkeley and Jennifer Beals. All screenings are at 7 p.m. in Empire Studio 12 cinemas in the Avalon Mall. For more information, see www.mun.ca/film.

On Thursday, Feb. 13, the Debut Plus concert series features the George Gao Trio with an evening of traditional Chinese chamber music at 8 p.m. at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music. For more see www.mun.ca/music/.

Debut Plus concert — The Debut Plus concert series features the George Gao Trio with an evening of traditional Chinese chamber music at 8 p.m. at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music. For more see www.mun.ca/music/.

Sunday, Feb. 16
Concert — Heather Schmidt with the Atlantic String Quartet, part of the Atlantic String Quartet Recital Series, at 8 p.m. at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music. For more see www.mun.ca/music/.

Tuesday, Feb. 18
Philosophy colloquium — The Philosophy department winter colloquium on rationality continues with Dr. Walter Okshevsky presenting a talk titled The Epistemic Foundations of Moral Rationality: Reflections on Habermas’s Discourse Ethics, 2 p.m. in the Science Building, room SN-3058.

Wednesday, Feb. 19
Music lecture — The Music, Media, And Culture Lecture Series, organized by Memorial’s Canada Research Chair in Traditional Music, continues at 7 p.m. with Dr. Paul Theberge, Carleton University, with a lecture titled The Network Studio: Historical and Technological Paths to a New Ideal in Music Making, at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music. Members of the general public as well as the university community are cordially invited.

Thursday, Feb. 20
Film series — MUN Cinema Series continues with Far From Heaven (Canada 2002) 107 min. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, sexual content, brief violence and language. Directed by Todd Haynes with Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert and Patricia Clarkson. All screenings are at 7 p.m. in Empire Studio 12 cinemas in the Avalon Mall. For more information, see www.mun.ca/film.

Cry! Wolf! — A two-part mini-series in honour of Hugo Wolf, the unsurpassed master of the German art song on the 100th anniversary of his death. Tonight’s show is titled the Great German Poets. Goethe, Eichendorff and Mörike: with Jane Leibel, soprano, and Tom Gordon, piano, with a special performance by the MUN Chamber Choir under the direction of Thomas Loewenheim at 8 p.m. at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music. For more see www.mun.ca/music/.

Journal launch – Come and celebrate the launch of Vol. 23 of Culture & Tradition, Canada's graduate student journal of folklore and ethnology. This event will be held in conjunction with the Folklore Department's Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series, from 12-2 p.m. in the Education Building, room E-4036. Copies of the journal will be available for $8 each. All are welcome.

Friday, Feb. 21
Business Day — Join the graduating business class of 2003 at the 38th Annual Business Day Conference. The theme of this year’s event is Outports to Exports, to reflect Newfoundland and Labrador’s progress towards success in the global economy. Scott Hand, CEO of Inco Limited, will deliver the day’s keynote address. Other speakers include William Roach, general manager of East Coast Development for Husky Energy Inc.; Victor Young, chair of the province’s Royal Commission on Renewing and Strengthening Our Place in Canada; Siobhan Coady, chair of Canadian Chamber of Commerce; and Ray Whelan, president of Guigné International Limited. The conference will be held at the St. John’s Convention Centre. Tickets are available from the Business Day 2003 committee. Call 737-3566 or e-mail businessday2003@
hotmail.com
. For more information see www.busi.mun.ca/businessday.

Cry! Wolf! — The two-part mini-series in honour of Hugo Wolf, the unsurpassed master of the German art song on the 100th anniversary of his death, continues with A Little Sun from the South. The Italian Songbook and Serenade features Caroline Schiller, soprano, and Tom Gordon, piano, with a special performance by the MUN Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Thomas Loewenheim at 8 p.m. at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music. For more see www.mun.ca/music/.

ONGOING
ST. JOHN’S

Bill Rose: In Absurdum. A Newfoundland painter exhibits over 10 years of work at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador until Feb. 23. Admission is free. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 12-5 p.m. and Friday 7-10 p.m. Closed Mondays. See www.agnl.ca.

CORNER BROOK

An exhibition of new work by acclaimed Canadian artist Diana Thorneycroft titled Martyr’s Murder runs at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery until March 1. For more, see www.swgc.mun.ca/artgallery/.