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October 16, 2003
 Out & About


Out & About
Dr. Robert Bertolo Dr. Dale Corbett
Dr. Robert Bertolo (L), Canada Research Chair in Human Nutrition, and Dr. Dale Corbett (R), Canada Research Chair in Stroke and Neuroplasticity will deliver Canada Research Chair lectures on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music, Phelan Road.

Thursday, Oct. 16
Classes will follow the Tuesday timetable on this day only.

Lecture – History and Women's Studies present historian Natalie Zemon Davis speaking on Cultural Mixture in a Divided World, at 2:30 p.m., in A-1043, reception to follow in SN4087.

Film series – MUN Cinema Series continues with All The Real Girls. Rated R for language and some sexuality. In association with the St John’s International Women’s Film and Video Festival. Screenings are at 7 p.m. in Empire Studio 12 cinemas in the Avalon Mall. For more information, see

Seminar – Ruby Programming Language at 7:30 p.m. at EN-2022.

Lecture – Thomas Wilson, Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University-SUNY, will speak on Belfast, European Capital of Culture: Whose Capital, Whose Culture? at 7:30-9:30 p.m. in room ED-2018A. A reception will follow.

Seminar – Introduction to Linear Integer Programming Via the Stable Set Problem at 1 p.m. in room SN-2064.

Biochemistry seminar – At 1 p.m. in the L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015.

Scholarship Luncheon – Scholarship Luncheon for first-year Students from 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. in R. Gushue Hall.

Lecture – Music, Media and Culture Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. in room M-1032, School of Music. Dr. David Lidov of York University will speak on abstract music in a lecture titled What is Abstract Music Abstracted From and What is its Claim on Prestige?

Friday, Oct. 17
Fall convocation at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., St. John's Arts and Culture Centre

Lecture – The Irish Newfoundland Association will present another in its Hampton Hall Lecture series at 8 p.m. in the Marine Institute. Dr. Patrick O'Flaherty will speak on The Illiteracy of Our Ancestors.

Roundtable – Political Borders research: Roundtable discussion on prospects for establishing a network of scholars in room A-2073. Dr. Tom Wilson of Binghamton University-SUNY will convene an informal roundtable discussion on the prospects for setting up a research network of scholars interested in research on political borders. All those with an interest in borders research are encouraged to attend. Contact Robin Whitaker for further details at or 737-7451.

Saturday, Oct. 18
Duo Concertante
– Violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Tim Steeves celebrate the release of their third CD with a concert of Beethoven and Strauss. D F Cook Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Admission: $10/$5. Reservations: 737-4455 or

Workshop – Fall gardening workshop: Putting Your Garden To Bed from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at MUN Botanical Garden, Mount Scio Road.

Sunday, Oct. 19
Family Days
– Family Days at the Botanical Garden from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Botanical Garden, Mount Scio Road.
Open house – International Student Advising is holding an open house from 5–8 p.m. in Corte Real, Burton’s Pond Complex.

Monday, Oct. 20
– Maritime Studies Research Unit fall semester seminars continue at 4 p.m. with Dr. Ross Klein, School of Social Work, and a lecture titled Charting a Course: The Cruise Industry, Government of Canada and Purposeful Development. The lecture takes place at the Maritime History Archive, Henrietta Harvey Building. All faculty and students are welcome to attend. An electronic copy of the paper is available on request from

Concert – There is a concert in honour of the tall ship Jeanie Johnston at 8 p.m. in the D.F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music.

Conference – Ocean Innovation 2003 Conference & Exhibition takes place from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Delta St. John's.

Speakers – President’s Report 2002-2003: A Glimpse Inside takes place from 7:30–9:30 p.m. in the Engineering Building.
Tuesday, Oct. 21

Speakers’ series – The Women’s Studies speakers’ series continues with Dr. Veronica Strong-Boag, Professor of Canadian Studies and Women’s Studies, University of British Columbia. She will speak on the topic Rejecting the Squaw: E. Pauline Johnson and Native Stereotypes at 6 p.m. in room SN-4087.

Wednesday, Oct. 22
Volunteer Fair
– Takes place on the third floor, University Centre from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

GSU Lunch – At Bitters Pub, Field Hall, from 12–2 p.m.

Lecture – There is a lecture on same-sex marriage at 7 p.m. in room LC301, Grenfell College, with Dr. David Peddle.

Karaoke Night – At 10 p.m. at The Backlot.

Open Mic Night – Open Mic Night Comeback hosted by Christa Borden at 9:30 p.m. at the Breezeway.

Thursday, Oct. 23
Video screening
– Advertising and the End of the World analyzes the connection between the powerful social role of advertising, our consumer culture and environmental destruction. The video, produced by the Media Education Foundation, is the first in a series of Thursday screenings and discussions about media and culture. Admission free. All welcome. From 12-2 p.m. in room SN 2018. For further information contact Danielle Devereaux, or David Thompson,

Seminar – MySQL Database Administration at 7:30 p.m. in room EN-2022.

Seminar – Networking and Job Searching: Contacts to Careers 12–1 p.m. in room UC-4011

Entrance Scholarship Reception
– At 5:45 p.m. in the Upper Student Lounge, Grenfell College.

Chess Tournament – At 7 p.m. in room AS375, Grenfell College.

Open Mic Night
– At 10 p.m. at the Backlot, Grenfell College.

Film series – MUN Cinema Series continues with I Capture the Castle at 7 p.m. in Empire Studio 12 cinemas in the Avalon Mall. For more information, see

Friday, Oct. 24
President’s Awards Ceremony
– At 12–2 p.m. in the Upper Concourse, Arts and Culture Centre.

Concert – South Indian Classical Concert at 8 p.m. in the D. F. Cook Recital Hall.

Readings – The English Department is hosting two readings at 4 p.m. in the University Club, fifth floor, Arts Annex. Gregory Scofield, the new writer-in-residence and author of such works as The Gathering and Thunder Through my Veins: Memories of a Métis Childhood, will read from his work. Sharing the venue will be the novelist David Bergen, a finalist for the Governor General's Award for The Case of Lena S. There will be a reception following the readings. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free.

Saturday, Oct. 25
Community Service Day
– Starting at 8:15 a.m. in the Science Building main lobby.

Children’s Story Hour – At 10 a.m. in the Ferris Hodgett Library, Grenfell College.

Clean-up – There is an Environmental Committee Clean-up from 2–4 p.m. starting in the Arts and Science lobby, Grenfell College.

Fund-raiser – There is a psychology fund-raiser with karaoke at the Backlot, Grenfell College, at 9 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 30
Film series
– MUN Cinema Series continues with Raising Victor Vargas at 7 p.m. in Empire Studio 12 cinemas in the Avalon Mall. For more information, see

Friday, Oct. 31
– The English department will hold a reading in room SN-2101 of the Science Building, MUN, at 4 p.m. Lorri Neilsen Glenn, winner of the 2003 Poets' Corner Award for all the perfect disguises, will read from her work. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free


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