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February 19, 2004
 Out & About


Out & About

Marie-Josee Croze
Marie-Josee Croze stars in The Barbarian Invasions, the MUN film society’s feature on Thursday, March 4.
Thursday, Feb. 19
– Interview tips workshop for students from 12-1 p.m. in the University Centre, UC-4011.

Awareness theatre – MUN's Sexual Harassment adviser and the Sexual Harassment Awareness Peer Theatre Group present an interactive presentation and discussion about issues of gender, sexual orientation and harassment encountered by women in science, engineering and technology careers, at 7:30 p.m. in room EN-4000.

Film series – MUN Cinema Series continues the winter semester with Falling Angels (Canada 2003). Directed by Scott Smith, with Miranda Richardson, Callum Keith Rennie and Kristin Adams. Screenings are at 7 p.m. in Empire Studio 12 cinemas in the Avalon Mall. For more information, see

Sustainability – A panel discussion titled Sustaining the Avalon Forest takes place at 8 p.m. at the Botanical Garden Oxen Pond, Mt. Scio Road. Speakers include Bill Clarke, forester, Dept. of Forest Resources and Agrifoods; Laura Jackson, executive director, Protected Areas Association NL; and Diana Cardoso, M.Sc. candidate, environmental science. Public and members welcome, free. More info at

Friday, Feb. 20
Information booth
– An information booth will be set up on the third floor of the University Centre from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for any students interested in obtaining information on the large number of international programs available and to gain awareness of the importance and benefits of gaining international exposure and experience.

Math seminar – Applied mathematics candidate Dr. Ivan Booth, Math and Stats, will speak on A Field Guide to Classical Black Hole Mathematics, 1 p.m. HH-3017.

PoliSci seminar
– The 2004 Political Science Seminar Series features Dr. Laurence McFalls, professor of political science and director (on leave) of the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies at the Université de Montréal, with a lecture titled ‘Bastard States’: Max Weber and the Problem of Legitimacy Reconsidered, at 4 p.m., in room SN-2041. All are welcome.

Sunday, Feb. 22
– Women’s Association of Memorial University of Newfoundland will host an afternoon tea for members and guests from 3-5 p.m. at the Stonehouse restaurant. Tickets are $15 and available from Social Convenor Karen Herzberg, Tel. 753-6568.

Monday, Feb. 23
Aldrich conference
– The Graduate Students' Union and the School of Graduate Studies at Memorial present the 2004 Aldrich Interdisciplinary Lecture and Conference all day in the Education Building. During the course of the day, graduate students will present 20-minute long papers on their research. The presentation of papers begins at 9 a.m. in rooms ED-4008, ED-4011 and ED-4015. There is no conference fee and all members of the university community and members of the general public are encouraged to attend. A schedule of presentations, along with abstracts, can be found at

Math colloquium – Applied mathematics candidate Dr. Ming Mei, Concordia University, will speak on Phase Transitions in a Relaxation Model of Mixed Type with Periodic Boundary Condition at 2 p.m. in room HH-3017.

Program – The Professional Facilitator Certification Program is designed to meet the growing demand for skilled, effective session leaders and facilitators. The three-module program is limited to 12 participants to maximize learning potential. It runs from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in room CMD, B-4019. A full program description is available at

Tuesday, Feb. 24
Aldrich lecture
– The 2004 Aldrich Interdisciplinary Lecture takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Reid Theatre, Arts and Admin Building. Dr. Marc Renaud, president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) since 1997, will speak on Human Science: Dreams, Barriers and Opportunities. The public is invited to attend this lecture. Free parking is available in lot 15. Gate operated parking ($2) is available in lot 15B. For more information, contact Elizabeth Noseworthy, School of Graduate Studies, Memorial University at 737-3581 or or Deborah Inkpen, communications co-ordinator (research), Memorial University, at 737-4073 or

Aldrich conference – The 2004 Aldrich Interdisciplinary Lecture and Conference continues all day in the Education Building. For more, see

– Dr. Helen Ball, School of Social Work, will discuss the process of the creation of quilts as social text using a feminist approach to qualitative research with a lecture titled Pieces, Tatters and Bits: Quilts as Social Text at 12 p.m. in room SN-4087.

Thursday, Feb. 26
– Dr. Yuan Yuan, Math and Stats, will speak at a departmental colloquium on Stability and Bifurcation in a Ring of Neurons with Delays at 12 p.m. in room HH-3017.

– The Silver Seminar Series of the Department of Computer Science continues with a talk by Gerard Farrell at 1 p.m. in room EN-2022. For further information and a complete abstract, see

Film series
– MUN Cinema Series continues the winter semester with Station Agent (USA 2003). Directed by Peter Dinklage with Paul Benjamin, Jase Blankfort, Paula Garces, Josh Pais, and Richard Kind. Screenings are at 7 p.m. in Empire Studio 12 cinemas in the Avalon Mall. For more information, see

– The Newfoundland Historical Society is holding a free public lecture and book launch at 8 p.m. at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute. Dr. Jerry Bannister will speak on his book, titled The Rule of the Admirals: Law, Custom, and Naval Government in Newfoundland, 1699-1832. There is free parking and everyone is welcome.

Friday, Feb. 27
– Today is the deadline for application to the Diploma Program in Performance and Communications Media. Applicants should send a letter to Dr. Denyse Lynde, Department of English, requesting an audition/interview. They should enclose a copy of their transcript. For more information, contact Dr. Lynde at 737-3201 or or visit

Public lecture – Dr. Ben Levin, University of Manitoba and the SSHRC Visiting Scholar, 2002-03, will give a lecture titled Building Stronger Links Between Research, Policy and Practice at 10 a.m. in room E-5004. Dr. Levin is currently a consultant on lifelong learning issues with the OECD.

Monday, March 1
Information session
– Students interested in working at L'arche Cape Breton, or any L'arche community around the world can attend an information session in the Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall, at 2 p.m. There will be a display in the Arts Atrium from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Thursday, March 4
Film series
– MUN Cinema Series continues the winter semester with Les Invasions barbares/Barbarian Invasions (Canada/France 2003). Directed by Denys Arcand with Rémy Girard, Stéphane Rousseau, Dorothée Berryman, Louise Portal, Dominique Michel, Yves Jacques, Pierre Curzi and Marie-Josée Croze. Rated R. Screenings are at 7 p.m. in Empire Studio 12 cinemas in the Avalon Mall. For more information, see

Monday, March 8
Residents’ forum
– The Discipline of Family Medicine Residents’ Forum 2004 takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fluvarium, 5 Nagle’s Place, St. John’s. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. Keynote speaker is Dr. Marshall Godwin, research director, Department of Family Medicine. Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Oral and poster presentations by Family Medicine residents. For further information, please contact Bridget Ghaney, Discipline of Family Medicine, at 777-6745 or


Memorial English students putting together a collection of student’s short stories and poetry want your submissions. For more information or to submit your work, email

The St. John’s Club of the Canadian Federation of University Women, (CFUW) is seeking donations of books for their annual book sale to be held in April. Proceeds will be used for scholarships at MUN and for the Newfoundland art poster program in the schools. To arrange for pick up of donations of books, or for further information, please telephone 754-6065.


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