The minister of Youth Services and Post-Secondary Education
has advised the Board of Regents that the following members
of the board have been re-appointed for a further term of
three years, effective Oct. 15, 2003: Dr. Georgina Hedges,
Eastport; Gail Aylward, St. John's; Sam Chaulk, Port aux
Basques; Sharon Duggan, Mt. Pearl; Dorothy George, Halfway
Point; Nancy Kelly, Corner Brook; Dr. Brendan Lewis, Corner
Brook; Joan Pinsent, Stephenville; Dave Porter, Montreal,
Quebec; Darlene Russell, St. John's; and Harvey Short, Paradise.
Also the minister has advised the university of two student
appointments to the Board of Regents: Allison North, St.
John's, and Roxana Vernescu, St. John's, effective Oct.
15, 2003, for terms of one and two years, respectively.
Kathryn Small resigned as a member of the Board of Regents
to run for the Liberals in Trinity North in the upcoming
election. Her position remains vacant.
There has been no announcement regarding the appointment
of a chair of the board to replace Chris Decker. Dr. Hedges,
vice-chair, will act as chair until a chair is appointed.
Mr.Decker resigned to work on the Liberal campaign.
New help for old foes
As part of its Celebrate Memorial activities, Memorial University
will hold another in its series of Canada Research Chair
lectures, titled New Help for Old Foes on Wednesday, Oct.
22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald F. Cook Recital Hall, School
of Music, Phelan Road.
Dr. Robert Bertolo, Canada Research Chair in Human Nutrition
will present, Do adult diseases begin in the womb? New research
shows that what we eat during pregnancy and what we choose
to feed our infants can determine their risk of diseases
such as heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and
diabetes later in life.
Dr. Dale Corbett, Canada Research Chair in Stroke and Neuroplasticity
will present, Helping the Brain Repair Itself After Stroke.
Stroke strikes approximately 50,000 Canadians per year.
New research shows that it is possible to enhance the brain's
capacity for self-repair.
The lecture is open to the public. Parking available in
Lot 15. Reception to follow.
Random acts of music
Memorial's student musicians will have a unique opportunity
to strut their stuff during the two weeks of Celebrate Memorial
2003, which is happening from Oct. 14-25, 2003.
Beginning on Wed. Oct. 15, student music ensembles ranging
from Memorial's chamber choir to Conan the Funk Trio will
play at various times and locations around the St. John's
campus. The series of performances is called Random Acts
of Music; gigs will vary in length from 20 to 50 minutes,
depending on the venue and personal schedules of the performers.
Professor Paul Bendzsa of Memorial's School of Music, who
is helping to coordinate the event, said Random Acts of
Music is a way to showcase Memorial's musical academic stream,
as well as the great talent on campus.
“Plus, we want to spread music around during Celebrate
Memorial to help enhance campus life,” Prof. Bendzsa
said. “People will be pleasantly surprised by the
busking, and there won't be a hat out, either!”
Performance venues are being kept secret, although Prof.
Bendzsa said the musicians will be in central places away
from classroom activity. As well, he said the School of
Music is inviting the public to the following open rehearsals
for its jazz and concert bands: Oct. 24 from 4-5:30 p.m.;
jazz band open rehearsal at the D.F. Cook Auditorium. Oct.
25 from 5-6:30 p.m.; concert band open rehearsal in Room
1034, School of Music, Music Building.
Fulbright Awards available
The MUN International Centre has information available on
the Canada-US Fulbright Awards. Fields are “open,”
but applications are particularly encouraged "from
scholars, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and
graduating seniors" with interests in "Canada-US
relations, comparative public policy, international trade,
North American economic integration, urban and regional
planning, communications, culture, ecology and the environment,
indigenous issues, border issues, law, health policy, science
and technology, Canadian studies, and American studies."
Deadlines: various, depending on Award applied for. Please
contact Colleen Clarke, 737-4053, or firstname.lastname@example.org
or, the Fulbright Foundation Web site www.fulbright.ca.
Lecture on Ferryland
Dr. James Tuck, head of the Archaeology Unit at Memorial's
Department of Anthropology and Henrietta Harvey Chair, will
deliver the Henrietta Harvey Lecture titled Recent Research
at Ferryland. The lecture begins at 4 p.m., on Thursday,
Oct. 16, in room A-1043, located in the Arts and Administration
Building on Memorial's St. John's campus.
The lecture is open to the public and there is no admission
charge. All are welcome to attend. Parking will be available
in lot 15, located east of the Music Building. Reception