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Astronaut touches down on St. John's campus

Canadian astronaut Dr. Bob Thirsk, pictured at left, will visit Memorial Jan. 19 and 20. On Thursday, Jan. 19, he will give a public Speaking of Engineering talk starting at 7 p.m. in room IIC-2001 in the Bruneau Centre. On Friday, Jan. 20, at 12 p.m., he will give a special Grand Rounds in the main auditorium, Health Sciences Centre, on living in space for six months in the International Space Station and how it affects the body. Following the undocking of his Soyuz spacecraft from the station and landing back in Kazakhstan on Dec. 1, he had lived and worked in space for 188 days during his second voyage to space.

Wednesday, Jan. 11
Screening of Two Coasts, One Ocean, 7-9 p.m., Bruneau Centre, Main Lecture Theatre

Grand opening: Jumping Bean Café, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., QEII Library

Interested in becoming a teacher?, 1-1:50 p.m., ED-5004

The Illustrious History of the Grand Old Force, 8-9:30 p.m., Hampton Hall, Marine Institute
Aging, HIV and Cytomegalovirus: Old Virus Meets New Tricks, 1-2 p.m., SN-4015

Thursday, Jan. 12
MUN Cinema Series: Café de Flore, 7-9 p.m., Empire Theatres, Avalon Mall

Social Media Marketing Strategy, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Gardiner Centre

The Apache Way, 1-2 p.m., EN-2022

Friday, Jan. 13
Newfoundland, Tourism, and Selling Culture, 12-2 p.m., QC-4028

How much is society willing to pay to save a human's life?, 1-2 p.m., Theatre B, HSC

Monday, Jan. 16
Instructional Development Grants 2012 Information Session, 12-1:30 p.m., ED-2030B

Learn about RDC's Ocean Industries Student Research Awards, 1-3 p.m., Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, room IIC-2014

Tuesday, Jan. 17
Muskrat Falls: The Best Option?, 7:30-9:30 p.m., IIC-2001, Bruneau Centre for Innovation and Research

Thursday, Jan. 19
MUN Cinema Series: Le Havre, 7-9 p.m., Empire Theatres, Avalon Mall

Watercolour Basics Workshop No. 1 with Margaret Walsh Best, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Intro to Facebook Marketing, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Gardiner Centre

Friday, Jan. 20
Canadian astronaut Dr. Bob Thirsk on living in space for six months in the International Space Station, 12-1 p.m., main auditorium, Health Sciences Centre

Amino Acid Metabolism in the Liver and Pancreas, 2-4 p.m., IIC-2014, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation

Saturday, Jan. 21
Annual Burns Supper, 7-10 p.m., Legion in Pleasantville

Sunday, Jan. 22
SPARKS Literary Festival 2012, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Petro-Canada Hall, School of Music

Wednesday, Jan. 25
Managing Competing Priorities, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., BN 4013

Thursday, Jan. 26
MUN Cinema Series: French Immersion, 7-9 p.m., Empire Theatres, Avalon Mall

Intro to Twitter and Blog Marketing, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Gardiner Centre

R&D and Innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador: How Does it Compare?, 12-1:30 p.m., TBD

Friday, Jan. 27
Entrepreneurs and Guerrillas: Bureaucratic Activism and Gender Equality in Foreign Aid Donor Agencies, 1-2 p.m., SN-4087

Monday, Jan. 30
Supervisory Management Skills Program: Managing Employee Relations, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Gardiner Centre, BN- 4013

Tuesday, Jan. 31
Global Cinema Series – The Wave, 7-9 p.m., A-1046