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March 4, 2004
 Out & About

 


Out & About

 

Dr. Elliott Leyton
Dr. Elliott Leyton will detail the true life crime scene in a lecture titled CSI St. John’s: Myth and Reality of Criminal Investigation Procedures on Tuesday, March 9. For more information, call 737-7979 or see www.mun.ca/lifelonglearning.

Thursday, March 4
Film series
– MUN Cinema Series continues the winter semester with the Oscar winning film 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 www.mun.ca/film.

Panel discussion – Danielle Devereaux, Laura Fitzpatrick and T. A. Loeffler will have a panel presentation concerning the topics Rewriting Home: Poetry and Place, Yours to Discover: Newfoundland and Labrador Out of Place, and Newfoundlanders Away: A Look in at Cultural Identity Away from the Rock, at 12 p.m. in room SN-4087.

Philosophy colloquium – Department of Philosophy winter colloquium features Dr. Bernie Will, Department of Religious Studies, with a talk titled Reason, Intuition and Choice: Pascal's Augustinian Volenturism, from 2-3:15 p.m. in room SN-4038.

Biochemistry seminar – Virus Infection and Cellular Signalling Pathways by Dr. Kensuke Hirasawa, assistant professor, Division of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, at 1 p.m. in the L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015.

Seminar series – The Silver Seminar Series of the Department of Computer Science continues with a talk by Dr. Yvan Rose from 1-2 p.m. in room EN-2022. For further information and a complete abstract, see www.cs.mun.ca.

Friday, March 5
Video Screening
Independent Media in a Time of War. Open discussion follows video. Discussion facilitator: Dr. Robin Whitaker. All welcome, admission free. 1-3 p.m. in room SN-2018. For more information contact Danielle Devereaux, devereaux@mun.ca.

Lecture – Cellular Plasticity, Degeneration and Regeneration: Lessons from the Mouse Olfactory System by Dr. Jane Roskams, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, from 3:30-5 p.m. in Lecture Theatre A, HSC.

Saturday, March 6
Mock MCAT Exam
– The MUN Pre-Med Society and The Princeton Review are holding a free mock MCAT exam from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in room ED-2003 . To book a seat call 1-800-2REVIEW or e-mail premeds@mun.ca for more information.

Sunday, March 7
LIFE program
– LIFE (Leaders Involved in Further Education) is a two-day program that brings together level three students from all across Newfoundland and Labrador to develop their leadership skills and learn about Memorial University and what it is like to be a student at Memorial. For more, phone 737-7461 or e-mail lifeprogram@mun.ca.

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 bghaney@mun.ca.

Lecture – Department of Sociology welcomes Dr. Anton Oleinik, a candidate for a tenure-track position specializing in research methods, who will speak on A Small Society: Theoretical Model and its Empirical Applications at 12 p.m. in room SN-4087. Everyone welcome.

LIFE program – The LIFE (Leaders Involved in Further Education) program continues all day at Memorial University.

Tuesday, March 9
Lecture
– CSI St. John's: Myth and Reality of Criminal Investigation Procedures with Dr. Elliott Leyton at 7:45 p.m. Cost is $15. Phone 737-7979 for tickets. For more information, see www.mun.ca/lifelonglearning.

Lecture – Dr. Claude Daley will talk about ships and how they perform (or don’t perform) in ice and how ships can sometimes lose the battle. To learn more about ice conditions, how navigation occurs, how risk arises, or how ice behaves, attend this event at 7:30 p.m. in the S.J. Carew Building, EN-2006. Dr. Daley is the director of the Ocean Engineering Research Centre at Memorial University and a professor of ocean and naval architectural engineering. Reception to follow.

Wednesday, March 10
Workshop
– The Oil and Gas Development Partnership (OGDP) invites participation in an innovative process of exploring the elements of a truly sustainable development plan with an executive seminar/workshop from March 10-12. For more information, see www.mun.ca/OGDP or contact Allison Dancey at 709-737-8473 or adancey@mun.ca.

Thursday, March 11
Workshop
– Join MUN's Sexual Harassment Adviser and the Sexual Harassment Awareness Peer Theatre Group for an interactive presentation and discussion about issues of gender, sexual orientation and harassment encountered by women in science, engineering, and technology careers. 7:30 p.m. in room EN-4000. Sponsored by Women in Science and Engineering (WISE).

Harvey lecture – James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Anthropology at Yale University, will give a Henrietta Harvey lecture titled Why the State is the Enemy of People who Move Around – or – Why Civilizations Can't Climb Hills, at 7.30 p.m. in room A-1043. Reception to follow.

Film series
– MUN Cinema Series continues the winter semester with Emile (Canada 2003) 95 min. Directed by Carl Bessai. With (Sir) Ian McKellen, Deborah Kara Unger, Theo Crane, et al. Screenings are at 7 p.m. in Empire Studio 12 cinemas in the Avalon Mall. For more information, see www.mun.ca/film.

Friday, March 12
Video screening
– Peace, Propaganda and The Promised Land – U.S. Media and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Open discussion follows video. Discussion facilitator: Dr. Noreen Golfman. All welcome, admission free. 1-3 p.m. in room SN-2018. For more information contact Danielle Devereaux, devereaux@mun.ca.

PhD oral defence – The PhD oral defence of Blue Lake, titled Patterning the Embryonic Brain: Multiple Signals Converge to Establish Spatial Identity Within a Neuromeric Field, goes ahead at 10 a.m. in room ER-4002, Earth Sciences.

Thursday, March 18
Film series
– MUN Cinema Series continues the winter semester with 9.11.01 (UK/France/Bosnia-Herzegovina/
Egypt/Israel/Japan/Mexico/USA 2003) 134 min. Documentary. Directed by Youssef Chahine, Amos Gitai, Ken Loach, Sean Penn, et al. Screenings are at 7 p.m. in Empire Studio 12 cinemas in the Avalon Mall. For more information, see www.mun.ca/film.

ONGOING
ST. JOHN’S

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

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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