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Thursday, March 19

MUN Cinema Series presents Ballast 7 p.m. Empire Theatres, Avalon Mall.

Utilization of Public Biological Databases and in Silico Tools in Cancer Research by Dr. Sevtap Savas, Discipline of Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, 1-2 p.m. Engineering, EN-2022.

The Power of Procrastination by Aldrich Lecturer Dr. Jorge Cham, 7-8 p.m. Inco Innovation Centre, IIC-2001.

Citizen Mobilizations on Urban Development Projects in New York City by Luc Journe, PhD candidate in American Studies at the Department of English, Université Paris- Sorbonne, 4-5:30 p.m. Queen's College, QC-4028.


Friday, March 20

Grad Street Festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Landing, 3rd Floor of the University Centre. See www.mun.ca/convocation.

Scruncheons in concert 8-10 p.m. D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music.

The Orgasming Heart: The Productivity of Schelling's Law of Identity by Steve Woodworth, an undergraduate student with the Department of Philosophy, 1-2 p.m. Arts Building, A-1049.

Gardiner Centre presents Essential Communication Skills for Professional Success 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. B-4019, Business Administration.

Stem cells and their niches in the adult CNS: regulation by physiological and pathological processes by Neuroscience Visiting Speaker, Dr. Karl Fernandes, Université de Montréal, 3:30-4:30 p.m. HSC Lecture Theatre B.

The Overdue End of the Health Promotion Era? Moving Forward on Social Determinants of Health by Dr. Ted Schrecker, University of Ottawa's Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, 12-1 p.m. H-3444, School of Pharmacy, The Health Sciences Centre.

Botanical Garden presents Parent and Tot Program at the Bowring Park Conservatory 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


Saturday, March 21

Joie de Vivre! concert 8 p.m. D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music.

Botanical Garden presents Conservatively Wild at the Bowring Park Conservatory 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

What Can One Person Do? a one day information fair on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) hosted by the students and faculty of Queen’s College, Faculty of Theology, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Great Hall, Queen's College.


Sunday, March 22

Rant Like Rick 2009 Entry Deadline -11:50 p.m. See www.mun.ca/Rant.

Botanical Garden presents Conservatively Wild at the Bowring Park Conservatory 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Botanical Garden workshop on vermicomposting at the Bowring Park Conservatory 2-3:30 p.m.

Family skating and magic show, a fundraiser for the Campus Childcare Centre, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mile One Stadium, St. John’s.


Monday, March 23

Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Canada, 6:10-9:30 p.m. IIC-2001, Inco Innovation Centre.

President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching Nomination Deadline 4:30 p.m. ED-1004, Education Building.

Relationships between language typology and the acquisition of word-final consonants in French by Christophe dos Santos 3:30-4:30 p.m. Chemistry Building, C-2033.

Instructional Development Office presents Drawing with PowerPoint (2007) 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CP-2003, Chemistry-Physics Building. Registration is required at instrdev@mun.ca or 737-3028.

Instructional Development Office presents Exploring Collaborative Learning in the University Classroom 12:30-2 p.m. ED-5013, Education Building. Registration is required at instrdev@mun.ca or 737-3028.

Student Recruitment in a Changing World - Challenges and Opportunities by Robert Hann, a candidate for director of Student Recruitment at Memorial University, 9:30-10:30 a.m. IIC-1004, Inco Innovation Centre.

PhD oral defence of Guangxu Liu, Department of Biology, titled Gamete Compatibility, Gamete Trait Variation and Their Effect on Fertilization Success in a Northwest Atlantic Blue Mussel (Mytilus edulis L.and Mytilus trossulus G.) Hybrid Zone, 2-4 p.m. Earth Sciences, ER-4002.


Tuesday, March 24

Café Scientifique presents All in the Family: Genetic Research – Preventative Medicine or too much Information? 7-9 p.m. The Ship Pub - Duckworth Street.

New Employee Orientation Session 8:40 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall.

Maude Barlow presents on world water issues 7-8:30 p.m. D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music.

DELT presents Introduction to Desire2Learn 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Education, E-1001.

Department of Philosophy Winter Colloquium - Responsibility. Dr. Darren Hynes will present a talk titled Fiduciary Responsibility, 2-3:20 p.m. Science Building, SN-2041.

Instructional Development Office presents Geographic Information System: Getting Started 12:30-2 p.m. L-2028, QE II Library. Registration is required instrdev@mun.ca or 737-3028.

Student Recruitment in a Changing World - Challenges and Opportunities by Shirley Woodward, candidate for the position of director, Student Recruitment, 9:30-10:30 a.m. IIC-1004, Inco Centre.


Wednesday, March 25

Botanical Garden presents Tropical Topics at the Bowring Park Conservatory: Sowing Seeds 2:30-3:30 p.m.


Thursday, March 26

Connect with MUN Alumni and Friends in Halifax 5:30-7:30 p.m. Halifax, Victory Arms Pub, Lord Nelson Hotel. RSVP by Wednesday, March 25, at 1-877-700-4081 or rsvpalumni@mun.ca.

MUN Cinema Series presents The World's Best Commercials: Cannes Lions Film Winners 2008 7 p.m. Empire Theatres, Avalon Mall.

And All That Jazz directed by Bill Brennan 8 p.m. D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music.

2009 Pratt Lecture: The Snarl Around Our Dory: The Long Line of Island Traditions by Dr. J. Edward (Ted) Chamberlin 8 p.m. Inco Auditorium.

Gardiner Centre presents E-Marketing Web 2.0: Module 2 - Retaining Customers 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. B-4019, Business Administration.

Student Affairs and Services and the Academic Advising Centre present Operation Parachute - Eliminating your career confusion 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The Landing, 3rd Floor of the University Centre.


Friday, March 27

Department of Women's Studies Speakers' Series hosts Nasrin Akter, master of women's studies candidate, with a lecture titled The Religious Lives of Immigrant Muslim Women in Canada: The Case of Bangladeshi Immigrant Muslim Women in St. John's, 2-3 p.m. Science, SN-4087.

DELT hosts Uploading Course Files and Managing Your Content 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Education E-1001.

Teddy Boys: Grandeur Among Garbage by Mike Arbou, a graduate student with the Department of Philosophy, 1-2 p.m. Arts Building, A-1049.

The Character of Anti-Hepatitis C Virus T Cell Responses in HIV Coinfection, PhD oral defence of Lisa Barrett, Faculty of Medicine, 2-4 p.m. IIC-2014, Inco Innovation Centre.

PhD Oral Defence of Vitaly Khoriakov, Department of Earth Sciences, titled Transient Flow Modeling in Advanced Wells 2-4 p.m. ER-4002, Earth Sciences.

Botanical Garden Parent and Tot Program at the Bowring Park Conservatory 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


Saturday, March 28

MUN Festival Choir 3-5 p.m. Gower Street United Church, St. John’s.

Botanical Garden presents Conservatively Wild at Bowring Park 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Bowring Park Conservatory.

Leader Forum 2009, Memorial’s student leadership conference, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Atrium - Inco Innovation Centre.


Sunday, March 29

Botanical Garden presents Pruning with the City of St. John’s Arborist David Evans 2-3:30 p.m. Bowring Park Conservatory.


Monday, March 30

Department of Linguistics Colloquium - Distributive semantics in Innu-aimun by Phil Branigan and Doug Wharram, 3:30-4:30 p.m. C-2033, Chemistry Building.

Tuesday, March 31

Global Cinema presents Distant 7 p.m. IIC-2001, Inco Innovation Centre.

Department of Philosophy Winter Colloquium - Responsibility. Dr. Peter Harris will present a talk titled Responsibility, Mutuality, Contract: the Natural Law Foundation of Ethics, 2-3:20 p.m. Science Building, SN-2041.

Instructional Development Office and the School of Graduate Studies present Writing Your Thesis: Some Preliminary Strategies 12:10-1:50 p.m. ED-3005, Education Building. Registration is required at instrdev@mun.ca or 737-3028.

Our Ice Age Heritage: Glaciers and Glacial Landscapes of Newfoundland and Labrador by Dr. Trevor Bell, Department of Geography, 7:30-8:30 p.m. The Johnson GEO Centre, 175 Signal Hill Road, St. John's.


Wednesday, April 1

Botanical Garden presents Tropical Topics at the Bowring Park Conservatory: Houseplant Help 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Terms of (dis)Union: Confederation 60 Years On with Terry Bishop-Stirling, History; Christopher Dunn, Political Science; Jim Feehan, Economics; Russell Wangersky, The Telegram; and Jeff Webb, History, 7:30-9:30 p.m. IIC-2001, Inco Innovation Centre.


Friday, April 3

Fundamental Difficulties with Social Epistemology by Stuart MacDonald, a graduate student with the Department of Philosophy, 1-2 p.m. Arts Building, A-1049.

Botanical Garden presents Parent and Tot Program at the Bowring Park Conservatory 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


Saturday, April 4

Concert Band: In Springtime, under the direction of Denise Grant, 8 p.m. D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music.

Botanical Garden presents Conservatively Wild at Bowring Park 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Women and Politics Workshop 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall

Botanical Garden presents Tropical Topics at the Bowring Park Conservatory: Garden Soils with Carl White, head gardener, 2:30-3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, April 7

Brass Ensemble: Diversions, under the direction of Karen Bulmer, 8 p.m. D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music.


Wednesday, April 8

Botanical Garden presents Tropical Topics at the Bowring Park Conservatory: Houseplant Propagation 101 with Tim Walsh, nursery manager, 2:30-3:30 p.m.


Thursday, April 9

MUN Cinema presents The Necessities of Life 7 p.m. Empire Theatres, Avalon Mall.

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