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Vol 38  No 1
August 11, 2005





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Out and About

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Out and About

Making the Rower
The thousands of people who turned out to see the 187th running of the Royal St. John’s Regatta, Aug. 3, saw a new rower at Quidi Vidi Lake but he didn’t break any speed records. In fact it took him two years to get to his position near the start line. A life-sized bronze statue of a male rower was unveiled Monday, Aug. 1, at lakeside. It shows a man sitting in a racing hull, pulling an oar across the water. This statue, is the work of Morgan MacDonald, BBA ‘04. It took him two years in his spare time to build The Rower using the lost wax process. It is his first major work of public art. Mr. MacDonald is a 24-year-old native of Corner Brook who moved to St. John’s at an early age. His art education includes a year at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College and a three-year apprenticeship at a bronze sculpture foundry. “This sculpture is an attempt to encapsulate the strength, athleticism and elegance of the sport,” said Mr. MacDonald.


Thursday, Aug. 11

Tuckamore Festival Music City Brown Bag Concert Series 12:30-1:20 p.m. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (The Kirk). Hear the Tuckamore Festival’s young artists perform fabulous solo and chamber music works. Bring your lunch, bring a friend, it’s free.

Surface and Interface Science Seminar Series features Optical and neutron-scattering studies of small molecules adsorbed in carbon nanotubes and in fullerenes, a talk by Dr. John C. Lewis, Physics and Physical Oceanography, 12-1 p.m., Chemistry C-2045. More information can be found at

Friday, Aug. 12

Tuckamore Festival evening series presents Roads Less Travelled: Hidden Masterworks from 8-10 p.m. D.F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music. Featuring Nancy Dahn, violin; Rennie Regehr, viola; Vernon Regehr, cello; Timothy Steeves, piano. Martinu - 3 madrigals for violin and viola; Beethoven - Piano trio in G major, Op. 1 no. 2 and Brahms - Piano quartet in A major, Op. 26.

PhD oral defence of Md. Rabiul Alam 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. INCO Innovation Centre, IIC-2014. Faculty of Engineering, Thesis title: Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Impact Splitting of Naturally Bedded Layered Slate Rock.

Saturday, Aug. 13

Young Artists on Stage 8-10 p.m. Petro-Canada Hall, School of Music. Young talented musicians from across North America have come to St John’s for another summer of great music making. Hear these fabulous young artists in concert.

Tuesday, Aug. 16

A Few of our Favourite Strings 8-10 p.m. D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music. Evening Concert Series. Mozart “Dissonant Quartet”; Schumann Piano Quintet. Featuring: Marjorie Bagley and Nancy Dahn, violins; Rennie Regehr, viola; Vernon Regehr, cello and Timothy Steeves, piano.

Tuckamore Young Person’s Concert 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Petro-Canada Hall, School of Music. This free afternoon concert is aimed at children between 6 and 12 years of age and will be an opportunity for them to listen to and explore the repertoire being performed during the Tuckamore Festival.

Healthy Garden Workshop #2: Identifying Pests, Diseases and Damage 7-9 p.m. MUN Botanical Garden. Instructor: Todd Boland. To register, please e-mail

Thursday, Aug. 18

Tanya Bannister: Solo piano recital 8-10 p.m. D.F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music. Concert Artist Guild Competition Winner performs Beethoven - Sonata in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no. 2 “Moonlight”; Carl Vine - Five Bagatelles, Scriabin - Sonata No. 4 in F sharp minor, Op. 30; Debussy - Images, Book 1, Liszt/Donizetti - Reminiscences of Lucia di Lamermoor and Liszt ­ Tarantella.

Saturday, Aug. 20

Shanghai String Quartet 8-10 p.m. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (The Kirk). World-renowned quartet performs Beethoven - String quartet Op. 18 no. 1; Janacek - String quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer” and Schubert - String quartet No. 14 in D minor “Death and the Maiden.”

Sunday, Aug. 21

Festival Finale 8-10 p.m. Petro-Canada Hall, School of Music. Tuckamore Festival young artists close the festival with a concert of chamber music by Beethoven, Brahms, Shostakovich, Smetana and Dvorak.

Friday, Sept. 2

28th annual Art Exhibition at the Garden 10 a.m.-5 p.m. MUN Botanical Garden. A multimedia art exhibit with a Newfoundland nature and gardening theme. This popular show features Newfoundland artists of all ages. Exhibit dates: Sept. 2-Oct. 4. Submissions welcome.


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