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No. 1 ranter Stuart Simpson took home $1,000 for his rant about teenage vampires in the Twilight series at the Rant Like Rick contest.

Thursday, Nov. 5
  • MUN Cinema Series presents The Cove. 7 p.m. Empire Theatres, Avalon Mall.
  • Admissions Information Session for all prospective students interested in applying to Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law for the 2010-11 academic year. 7 p.m., C-2010, Chemistry-Physics Building.
  • Helmut Maassenn (Heinrich-Hein University, Dusseldorf) will speak on "Conflict Resolution in Gandhi and Whitehead," 2 p.m., SN-2098.
  • Language Dead or Alive: What's in a Dictionary, 5 p.m., Queen's College, QC-4028.
  • Trees of descent, Steiner trees and the computation of likelihood in complex genealogies. 2 p.m., SN-3058.
  • The Chronicles Of The Seventh Day Throughout The Ages, Part 1. A five-part documentary that examines the History of the Seventh Day Sabbath. 7:10 p.m., Engineering Building, EN-2006.
  • Fence Building Revisited: Keith Matthews and the Historiography of Newfoundland, 12 p.m., A-4004.
  • A research colloquium by Dr. John Katsaras of theNational Research Council, Chalk River, Ontario. Cholesterol’s Location In Bilayers Can Be Dictated By Lipid Composition. 3:30 p.m., C-2045.
  • Poverty, Food Security and Vulnerability: Some recent findings from research in small-scale fisheries, presented by Dr. Chris Bene, Senior Advisor on Small-Scale Fisheries and Development, World Fish Center, Malaysia. 1 p.m., SN-2018.
Friday, Nov. 6
  • Scruncheons and Brass Ensemble, 8 p.m., D.F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music . An eclectic program featuring Aaron Copland’s stunning Fanfare for the Common Man.
  • 32nd Annual Garden and Nature Art Exhibition, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., MUN Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Rd.
  • Free Admission at MUN Botanical Garden, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., MUN Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Rd.
  • Distinctive Paths of Linguistic Resistance: The Case of Cajun Vernacular English and Creole African-American Vernacular English. 7 p.m., A-1043.
  • Commitment and Sacrifice: Early Twentieth Century Marriages of Newfoundland Women and Norwegian Whalers, 4 p.m., SN-2018
Saturday, Nov. 7
  • The French Connection, 8 p.m., D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music. An evening of music by Clifford Crawley and one of his favorite composers, Francis Poulenc.
  • Interested in teaching overseas in South Korea? Davidon Recruiting Services Information Session, 1 p.m., A-2065.
  • Information Session on Newfoundland and Labrador's Provincial Nominee Program, 10 a.m., Inco Centre, IIC-2001 (Theatre).

Sunday, Nov. 8
  • Access and Authenticity: The Conservation of the Newfoundland Heroes -- A Public Presentation by Greg Hill and Dr. David Parsons, 2 p.m., The Rooms Lecture Theatre, Level 2.
Monday, Nov. 9
  • Master of Management and Professional Accounting Information Session, 11 a.m., University Centre, UC-3018 (The Landing).
  • A workshop for CIHR Funding for Social Sciences and Humanities Researchers, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall.
Tuesday, Nov. 10
  • Global Cinema Series -- Primer (USA), 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Atrium -- Inco Innovation Centre. Tickets are available at the door or may be reserved in advance by calling the Division of Lifelong Learning: 737-7979 or toll free (NL only) 866-959-8474.
  • Special RCMP Career Presentation for Women, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., AS-324, Arts and Science Bldg., Grenfell College. For more information, call 637-4430 or visit
  • Noreen Golfman will speak on "Women's Experiences in Film." The CFUW invites the public and prospective members to attend. 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Room 4065, Alexander Murray Building. For more information, please call 368-5062.
Wednesday, Nov. 11
  • Rememberance Day Closure at the Garden. In observance of Remembrance Day, MUN Botanical Garden will be closed to the public on Nov. 11. The Garden is open daily, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, please contact the Garden at 737-8590 or visit
  • Wessex Society Lecture, 8 p.m.-10 p.m., Hampton Hall, Marine Institute. The Hon. Dr. Edward Roberts will be installed as the new Patron of the Society and will give a talk on Newfoundland history.

Thursday, Nov. 12
  • Martin Lussier will speak on Montréal 'Musiques émergentes': a community without identity, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., MMaP Gallery, Arts and Culture Centre (2nd floor).
  • The Chronicles Of The Seventh Day Throughout The Ages, Part 2, 7:10 p.m.-8:10 p.m., Engineering Bldg, Main Theater, EN-2006. 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m., Engineering Bldg, Main Theater, EN-2006. Free Parking in Lots 16/16A.Free and open to Public.

Friday, Nov. 13
  • Understanding Tamil Militant Women’s Concerns: Women’s Rights and Nationalism, 12 p.m.-1 p.m., SN-4087. The Women's Studies Speakers Series presents Zincia Francis, master of women's studies candidate, who will speak on Understanding Tamil Militant Women’s Concerns: Women’s Rights and Nationalism.
  • "Heat shock proteins, insulin and myocardial protection." 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., HSC - Lecture Theatre B. Dr. William Currie, Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University.
  • PhD Oral Defence of Kristy Lynn Williams, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. , EN-4002, Alexander Murray Building. Titled: The regulation of the cytoskeleton in promoting axon growth
Saturday, Nov. 14
  • St. Lawrence String Quartet, 8 p.m.-10 p.m., D.F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music. For further information call 737-4455.
  • Memorial International Student Recognition Awards (MISRAs), 7 p.m.-9 p.m., HSC Auditorium. Dress code: Smart. Admission: Free. Refreshments and "mocktails" will be served. For more information please contact or call 737-2002
Monday, Nov. 16
  • Introduction to E-Marketing, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., B-4019. For more information, contact Jackie Collins, 737-2131 or visit
  • The Business Analyst Course (Three days), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., B-4019. For more information contact Jackie Collins, 737-2131 or visit
  • The Cardiovascular Physiology of Winter Flounder, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Inco Centre, IIC-3001. PhD oral defence of Paula da Costa Mendonca, Department of Biology.
  • PhD Oral Defence of Darryl Martin, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., IIC-3001 -- Inco Innovation Centre. Titled: Tubedown in Neuroblastic Tumors.
Tuesday, Nov. 17
  • Official launch for “Scrabble Lessons,” stories by Leslie Vryenhoek, 8 p.m. at The Ship Pub, Duckworth Street. All welcome.
Wednesday, Nov. 18
  • Student Loan Repayment Information Workshop, 1 p.m.-1:50 p.m., SN-2101. Also on Wednesday Nov. 25th from 1-1:50 p.m. in Room SN-2101.
  • Estimating the Risk of Recurrent or Multiple Events in Longitudinal Studies, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., IIC-2014. PhD Oral Defence of Pietro Ravani.