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April 29, 2004
 Out & About


Out & About

Chief Misel Joe
Chief Misel Joe will receive a honorary degree during convocation at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook on May 7.
Thursday, April 29
Job search/networking workshop for students from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in room UC-4011.

Interview tips workshop for students 12-1 p.m. in room UC-4011.

Friday, April 30
The St. John's Alumni Chapter presents its third annual wine-tasting evening – Under the Mediterranean – 7-10 p.m. at the University Club, Arts and Administration Building. Come enjoy fine wines of the Mediterranean featuring a serenade from the School of Music. Tickets: $25 each. RSVP Alumni Affairs and Development at 1-877-700-4081,, or 737-4354. Hors d'oeuvres. Dress is casual.

Job Finding Club application deadline 5 p.m. Drop off applications at UC-4002. The Job Finding Club is for Memorial University students who will be graduating May 2004 or have graduated and are unemployed or underemployed. Takes place May 10-14. For more information or to apply, see ccd/GTP/stuJobClub.html.

Tuesday, May 4
Dr. Izak Benbasat, Canada Research Chair in Information Technology Management, at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, will join researchers from the Faculty of Business Administration as they discuss communication issues in e-commerce. Dr. Benbasat’s topics is Improving User Technology Communications in Electronic Commerce and he will present a program of research on issues related to technology-mediated communication between business and consumers in electronic commerce. Other topics to be discussed include online privacy statements, trust in e-commerce, mobile users and m-commerce, message clarification and recommender systems. The event is open to all members of the university community and will take place from 1:30-5 p.m. in room B-3007. For more information, see RSVP to Donna at or by calling 737-3046.

Thursday, May 6
PhD oral defence of Zhihu Ding, titled Characterization of the Novel Transcriptional Regulator Human Mesoderm Induction Early Response Gene 1 (hMI-ER1): Its Promoters, Interacting Proteins and Transcriptional Regulatory Functions, at 10 a.m. in room EN-4002.

Friday, May 7
Annual spring convocation, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College session

Newfoundland and Labrador Library Association Conference 2004 - A Lifetime of Learning. Registration starts at 8 a.m. in room A-1043, Arts Annex. For more information, visit the NLLA Conference site at

Monday, May 10

Lectures begin, intersession and 14-week spring semester

Deadline for fees payment, spring semester (14-week courses, intersession and summer session)

Tuesday, May 11
Regular meeting of the Senate

Friday, May 13

The Dr. Nigel Rusted Lecture will take place from 5-6 p.m. in the main auditorium of the Health Sciences Centre. The speaker is Dr. Walley J. Temple, professor and chief of Surgical Oncology at the University of Calgary. His topic is the Evolution of Pelvic Exenteration. All are welcome, parking available in Lot 9 off Clinch Ave. Reception at 4:30 p.m. outside the main auditorium.

Monday, May 17

Last day for undergraduate students to drop courses and receive a 100 per cent refund of tuition fees, Intersession

Corner Brook

Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery presents Dérive, the annual exhibition of work by 15 fourth-year students of the visual arts program. The exhibiting artists are Alyssa Andrews, Nick Bolger, Candi Brushett, Nicholas Dawson, Robin Hatfield, Matthew Hollett, David Jones, Mandy Keeping, Austin King, Pamela Lorna Pike, Valerie Powell, Gerri Lynn Mackey, Megan McMaster, Jeremy McPeake, and Amy Sceviour. The art gallery will host an opening reception for Dérive on Friday, May 7, from 2-4 p.m. All are welcome. The exhibition is open to the public from April 26 to June 5. Gallery hours are Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, see


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