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Friday, April 11

Body as (ready to be re-) made: The Body grotesque as transgressive site/sight? by Pam Patterson 12-1 p.m. Health Science Centre Lecture Theatre B.

Predator-Prey Interaction within an Auditory World: the Cognitive Ecology of Bats and Tiger Moths by Dr. John Ratcliffe, Institute of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, and a candidate for a faculty position in the Department of Psychology 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Science, SN-2067.

PhD oral defence of Laurie Twells, Faculty of Medicine, titled Obesity and Its Impact on a Provincial Health System in Canada, 2-4 p.m. IIC-2014, Inco Innovation Centre.

Saturday, April 12

Living with Lead: Safer Soil Community Forum co-ordinated by Dr. Trevor Bell, Geography, 10-2 p.m. The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road, St. John’s.

Tuesday, April 15

Memorial MBA Alumni Chapter Leadership Luncheon Series presents guest speaker Jerry Byrne, president and CEO of D. F. Barnes Group 12:30-2 p.m. Business, BN-4013. RSVP by Wednesday, April 9, to

Galbraith Lecture features Geir Haarde, prime minister of Iceland, 8-10 p.m. Inco Innovation Centre, IIC-2001.

Wednesday, April 16

Evolvability and Acceleration in Evolutionary Computation: A PhD oral comprehensive by Ting Hu, Computer Science, 2-3 p.m. Engineering, EN-2022.

Spectral calculus, Besov spaces and dispersive equations by Dr. Shijun Zheng, Georgia Southern University, 2-3 p.m. HH-3017.

Thursday, April 17

A Marvellous Country to Paint by Crystal Parsons 7-8:30 p.m. Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall. To register, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development at or by phone 1-877-700-4081.

Saturday, April 19

Reel Paddling Film Festival 7-10 p.m. Inco Centre Theatre.

Wednesday, April 23

PowerPoint Animation a workshop for faculty, instructional staff, and graduate teaching assistants, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CP-2003, Chemistry-Physics Building.

Women In IT (WIT) Conference 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Main Lobby, Science Building.

Thursday, April 24

Neil Rosenberg will be giving the George Story lecture to the Newfoundland Historical Society at 8 p.m. in Hampton Hall in the Marine Institute on Ridge Road.

The title of the lecture is Studying Vernacular Music in Newfoundland: The MUNFLA Song Title Index.

Friday, April 25

The Canadian Federation of University Women’s annual book sale to raise funds for Memorial University scholarships is taking place April 25-26 at the Arts & Culture Centre in St. John’s. Friday night from 7-9:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 26

First Annual Dr. Winnifred Anne Downer Memorial Gala and Bid for Literacy 5:30-11:50 p.m. Pepsi Centre, Corner Brook. Contact Dara Squires at 634-4888, Margie Lewis at 1-800-863-0373 or visit the gala website at

CFUW giant book sale continues 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 30

The School of Graduate Studies Graduate Research Colloquia features Esam Jassim, PhD candidate, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, with Death and Economics: Plugs and Eruptions of Natural Gas Pipelines 4-6 p.m. Inco Innovation Centre, IIC-2014.