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March 18, 2004
 Out & About


Out & About

Thursday, March 18
– The Scruncheons Percussion Ensemble present a concert of new music under the direction of Rob Power with John Wyre's quintet Marubatoo, and Australian Nigel Westlake's Omphalo Centric Lecture at 8 p.m. at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall. The program will also include a Newfoundland premiere of Varese's Ionisation, conducted by Donald Buell. Admission: $10/$5. More info at

Workshop – Interview tips workshop for students, 12-1 p.m. in room UC-4011, University Centre.

Lecture – Pain and Falls Among Older Adults by Dr. Ronald Martin, a candidate for a faculty position in the Department of Psychology, at 3:30 p.m. in room SN-2064.

Seminar – Renuka Waduge, Biochemistry, will give a lecture titled Effect of Annealing on the Thermal Properties of Barley Starches of Varying Amylose Contents, 1 p.m. L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015. This seminar is presented in partial fulfillment for the requirements of the degree of master of science.

Speaker series – Department of Philosophy Guest Speaker Series features Dr. David Peddle, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, with a talk titled Same Sex Marriage, from 2-3:30 p.m. in room SN-4038.

Friday, March 19
– Chamber Music by Irish and Newfoundland Composers at 8 p.m. in the D. F. Cook Recital Hall. More info at

Public discussion – Death Of Democracy: Did Newfoundland Have A Choice In 1933? at 7:30 p.m. at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute. Join CBC Radio One’s host of On The Go, Ted Blades, for a public discussion with historian John FitzGerald and author Gene Long on the events leading to the imposition a Commission of Government in 1934.

Saturday, March 20
Student workshop
– Interview skills workshop for students from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Business Building. Facilitator: Dan Mosher. For more information or to register, please contact Jennifer Tipple at 737-4780 or

Sunday, March 21
Sharing Our Cultures
– In recognition of the Racism Stop It Campaign and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, MUN's International Student Advising Office and the International Student Centre will be sharing the cultures of our international students in the planned event from 12-6 p.m. Delta St. John's

Thursday, March 25
– Mary Griffiths Memorial Bursary Benefit Concert 8 p.m. at Bridie Molloy's Pub, George Street, St. John's. All proceeds go to the fund for the Mary Griffiths Bursary for Folklore Fieldwork, for undergraduate and graduate folklore student research. All are welcome.

PhD oral defence – PhD oral defence of Ning Zhong titled Color Segmentation Based on Adjustable Fuzzy Neural Networks and High Level Understanding of Topographical Maps, at 2:30 p.m. in the Astra Room, 4th Floor Spencer Hall.

Lecture – Marion Frances White, local author, filmmaker and poet will be presenting from her latest book of poetry, at 12 p.m. in room SN-4087.

Friday, March 26
PhD oral defence
– The PhD oral defence of Paul Winger, titled Effect of Environmental Conditions on the Natural Activity Rhythms and Bottom Trawl Catchability of Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua), at 2 p.m. in room ER-4002.

Friday, April 2
Export seminar
– Meeting the Challenges of Food Export in Atlantic Canada at 2 p.m. in Hampton Hall, Marine Institute. Ann Worth, executive director, Atlantic Canada Food Export Partnership, and A.N. Deringer, U.S. Customs Broker, will present a three-hour seminar on The 123's of exporting, the 123's of using a broker, and US Regulations and the Bioterrorism Act. For further information please contact Heather Manuel at 778-0345 or


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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