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Out and About

Thursday, May 21

  • 2009 Symposium: Exploring Bob Bartlett, a free three-day symposium, begins today at 8 p.m. See
  • SIFE Memorial showcases award-winning presentation 5:30-7:30 p.m. IIC-2001, Inco Innovation Centre.
  • Multiple pathways to HCV persistence, presented by Immunology and Infectious Diseases Visiting Speaker, Dr. Christopher Walker, Director, Center for Vaccines and Immunity, The Research Institute of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, 12-1 p.m. HSC, Lecture Theatre D.

Friday, May 22

  • Bartlett on Film. Ted Blades presents images of Capt. Bob Bartlett from film and Pathé newsreels, 8-10 p.m. Inco Auditorium.
  • International Day for Biological Diversity lunchtime lecture. Invasive Alien Species (plants) and MUNBG’s Eyes Across the Province Program by Joy Barfoot, Botanical Garden, 12-1 p.m. MUN Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road.
  • PhD oral defence of Pradipta Chakrabortty, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, titled Seismic Liquefaction of Heterogeneous Soil: Mechanism and Effects on Structural Response, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. IIC-2014, Inco Innovation Centre.

Saturday, May 23

  • Newfoundland Horticultural Society Spring Flower Show at the Botanical Garden 12-5 p.m. 306 Mount Scio Road.

Sunday, May 24

  • Sunday Nature Hikes at the Botanical Garden 10-11:30 a.m. 306 Mount Scio Road.
  • Spring Flower Show continues at the Botanical Garden 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Signs of Spring Family Fun Day 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Botanical Garden.

Tuesday, May 26

  • Patrick Warner will be launching his new book of poems, Mole, at the Ship Pub, 265 Duckworth Street, St. John’s, at 8 p.m.
  • Avalon’s Sensitive Shores by Dr. Norm Catto, Department of Geography, 7:30-8:30 p.m. The Johnson GEO Centre, 175 Signal Hill Road, St. John’s.
  • Instructional Development Office and School of Graduate Studies present Exploring RSS and Sharing Information in RefWorks 10-11:30 a.m. L-2028, QE II Library.

Wednesday, May 27

  • Paving the Way: Newfoundland and Labrador Access and Privacy Workshop 2009. Keynote speakers are David Loukidelis, British Columbia’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, and Ed Ring, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Newfoundland and Labrador, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Holiday Inn, 180 Portugal Cove Rd., St. John’s.
  • Meet Memorial 2009 features The Works and Computing & Communications 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Newfoundland Ecology Series #1: Life without Flowers with Dr. Wilf Nicholls, garden director, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road.
  • Dr. David Suzuki presents The Challenge of our Setting the Real Bottom Line 7-9 p.m. St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre. Tickets available at the Arts and Culture Centre Box Office.
  • Dancing on the Head of a Pin: Irishness and Vernacular Dance in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, PhD oral defence of Kristin Harris Walsh, Department of Folklore, 2-4 p.m. IIC-1004, Inco Innovation Centre.

Thursday, May 28

  • Lifelong Learning presents Mediation Skills course 9 a.m.-4 p.m. See
  • Friday, May 29
  • Simplified Design and Integrity Assessment of Pressure Components and Structures, PhD Oral Defence of Md. Mosharraf Hossain, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Engineering, EN-4002.

Sunday, May 31

  • Sunday Nature Hikes at MUN Botanical Garden 10-11:30 a.m. Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road.

Wednesday, June 3

  • Meet Memorial 2009 features Medical Education Laboratory Support Services and Distance Education and Learning Technologies (DELT) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. HSC-2829 Faculty of Medicine, entrance to Medical School (east side of HSC) and the G.A. Hickman Building (Education) – 2nd floor entrance.

Thursday, June 4

  • Gardening Workshop #2: The 3 B’s of Container Gardening – (Boxes, Barrels and Baskets) with Tim Walsh, nursery manager, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Botanical Garden.