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(Oct. 17, 2002, Gazette)

Full Frontal, with Catherine Keener, is the MUN Cinema Series offering on Oct 24.

Thursday, Oct. 17
Lecture series — The Department of Philosophy guest lecturer series features Martin Drenthen, University of Nijmegen, with a talk titled Wilderness and Intrinsic Value: A Nietzschean Perspective on Environmental Ethics, from 2-3:30 p.m. in room SN-4068. Everyone welcome.

Film series — MUN Cinema Series continues with Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (USA 2001). Directed by Jill Sprecher with Matthew Mcconaughey, David Connelly, John Turturro, Joseph Siravo, et al. Rated R for language and brief drug use. This film is being shown as part of the 13th annual St. John’s Women’s International Film and Video Festival. All screenings are at 7 p.m. in Empire Studio 12 cinemas in the Avalon Mall. For more information, see www.mun.ca/film.

Public lecture — The Irish Newfoundland Association will present a free public talk by St. John’s city councillor Frank Galgay at 8 p.m. in Hampton Hall, Marine Institute, Ridge Rd. His illustrated lecture will be on The Life and Times of Sir Ambrose Shea in which he discusses one of the most controversial Newfoundland politicians.

Saturday, Oct. 19
Concert Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat. A tale of the hapless soldier who sells his soul to the devil in the pursuit of happiness. Set to Stravinsky's jazz-age score. Donald Buell conducts a faculty ensemble at 8 p.m. at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music. For reservations, call 737-4455. For more information, see www.mun.ca/music.

Sunday, Oct. 20
Kids workshop — Inside Ned's Head, an art workshop for kids aged 8-11 with Ned Pratt, takes place at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, in the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre from 12-4 p.m. For more see, www.agnl.ca or call 737-8210.

Monday, Oct. 21
Lecture — There is a lecture jointly sponsored by the Department of Earth Sciences and the Archaeology Unit of the Department of Anthropology from 12-1 p.m. in room EN-1040 featuring Dr. James Harrell, University of Toledo, Ohio, titled Archaeological Geology in Egypt: Ancient Oil Wells and Mummy Bitumen, Earliest Geological Map, First Paved Road, Pyramid Temple Pavements, and the Sphinx Age Controversy.

Lecture — Dr. Maynard Olson, Gairdner Award 2002 recipient and professor of Medicine (Division of Medical Genetics) and Genome Sciences, UW Genome Center, University of Washington, Seattle, will give a lecture on Natural Genetic Variation: A New Frontier in Genome Analysis at 12 p.m. in the main auditorium of the Health Sciences Centre. This lecture is held in conjunction with the Faculty of Medicine Scientific Days 2002 which takes place Oct. 21-23 and is open to the public.

Dr. Thomas Michalak

Tuesday Oct. 22
CRC lecture — The inaugural Canada Research Chairs lecture takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the main auditorium of the Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Thomas Michalak will give a public talk on Viral Hepatitis B: Practical Implications of Molecular Research. Reception to follow. Parking is available in area 9 off Clinch Ave.

Wednesday, Oct. 23
Galbraith lecture – Roy Romanow, former premier of Saskatchewan and sole commissioner of the federal government’s Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada, will deliver the John Kenneth Galbraith Lecture in Public Policy. His lecture, titled Governance, Accountability and Public Input: Building a Modern Health Care System, begins at 8 p.m. in the D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music, on Memorial’s St. John’s campus.

Thursday, Oct. 24
Film series — MUN Cinema Series continues with Full Frontal (USA 2002). Directed by Steven Soderbergh with David Duchovny, Nicky Katt, Catherine Keener, Mary Mccormack, David Hyde Pierce, Julia Roberts, Blair Underwood, et al. All screenings are at 7 p.m. in Empire Studio 12 cinemas in the Avalon Mall. For more information, see www.mun.ca/film.

Thursday, Oct. 31
Lecture series — The Women’s Studies program fall speakers’ series continues with Rev. Katie Stein Sather, Unitarian Universal Church, speaking on Transgendered Lives: An Introduction, at 12 p.m. in room SN-4087.

Film series — MUN Cinema Series continues with Italian For Beginners (Denmark 2000). Directed by Lone Scherfig with Anders W. Berthelsen, Anette Støelbæk, Peter Gantzler, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, et al. Danish with English subtitles. Rated R for language and some sexuality. 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, Nov. 1
Concert — Memorial's new violinist, David Gillham introduces us to the Gillham-Iinuma Duo and their world of virtuoso repertoire for violin and piano at 8 p.m. at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music. For reservations, call 737-4455. For more information, see www.mun.ca/music.

ONGOING
ST. JOHN’S

The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador presents The Garbage Project by Ned Pratt until Nov. 3. The AGNL is located in the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s. For more information, see www.agnl.ca or call 737-8209.

The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador presents Barb Hunt: Requiem until Nov. 10. The AGNL is located in the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s. For more information, see www.agnl.ca or call 737-8209.

CORNER BROOK
The Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery features a new exhibition of artwork by Barb Hunt titled, Pink: Recent Sculpture and Ongoing Collections, a 10-year look at this Corner Brook-based artist’s work, until Nov. 2. For further information, contact Charlotte Jones, 637-6209, or see www.swgc.mun.ca/artgallery/.