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Vol 38  No 14
May 18, 2006


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Out and About

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Out and About

Zeugma, a literary magazine edited by grad students Meghan Beresford (left) and Tomasz Mrozewski, will launch its latest issue with readings on Tuesday, May 30, from 8-10 p.m. at the Ship Pub on Duckworth Street in St. John’s.
(Photo by Leslie Vryenhoek)

Thursday, April 27

The Newfoundland Historical Society will be holding the George Story Lecture and AGM. 8-10 p.m. Hampton Hall, Marine Institute. The title of Patrick OíFlahertyís lecture is A Portrait of Richard Squires. This is a free public lecture. Parking is free.

Join TA Loeffler, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, for this festive evening of stories from her Road to Everest. 7-9 p.m. Inco Innovation Centre, IIC-2001.

Sanofi-Aventis Biotech Challenge open house 2-4 p.m. NRC Institute for Ocean Technology. Contact Cynthia Brown, 737-2682.

Thursday, May 18

Amnesty International Film Club 7-10 p.m. Arts and Administration, A-1043. The films being shown are Wetback: The Undocumented

Documentary and Getting Through to the President. Admission is pay-what-you-can, and donations of $1 or $2 are more than welcome.

Job Finding Club for students 9 a.m.-4 p.m. MUNSU Council Chambers, University Centre. To check your eligibility and register please visit the student Calendar of Events section at www.mun.ca/ccd, call 737-2033 or visit UC-4002.

Health and nutrition seminar: Your Health, Your Choice 2-2:50 p.m. Health Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre B. Presented by Memorial Association of Seventh-day Adventist Students. Part 2. Free and open to public. Contact mario.saric@mi.mun.ca or 778-0485.

PhD oral defence of Clifford Stamp, Physics and Physical Oceanography 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Arts and Administration, A-2029.

Collision-Induced Absorption Spectra of H2 in the First Overtone Region and the Fundamental Band of D2 in Binary Mixtures: D2 - N2, D2 - C0, D2 - He, D2 - Ar and D2 - Kr.

Friday, May 19

The 2006 David Hawkins Lecture in the Health Sciences features Dr. John E. Morley speaking on The Confused Patient. Dr. Morley is the Dammert Professor of Gerontology at St. Louis University Medical School and director of the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Centre at the St. Louis V.A. Medical Centre. 12 - 1 p.m. Health Science Centre ≠ Main Auditorium.

Sunday, May 21 Health and nutrition seminar: Sitting on a Time Bomb 3-5 p.m. Inco Innovation Centre, IIC-2001. Presented by Memorial Association of Seventh-day Adventist Students. Contact mario.saric@mi.mun.ca or 778-0485.

Tuesday, May 23

Health and nutrition seminar: Sitting on a Time Bomb, Part 1. Presented by Memorial Association of Seventh-day Adventist Students 2-2:50 p.m. Health Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre B. Contact mario.saric@mi.mun.ca or 778-0485.

Wednesday, May 24

Spring Convocation 2006, St. Johnís Arts and Culture Centre. Runs through Friday, May 26. See www.mun.ca/convocation/about/.

Newfoundland Rock Garden Society meeting 8-10 p.m. Botanical Garden conference room.

Preparation of grant application ≠ summer sessions 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Arts and Admin Room A-4049. Discuss your ideas, issues and questions with Theresa Heath Rodgers, grants facilitation officer, as you formulate your research strategy.

Thursday, May 25

Newfoundland Historical Society and choir Shallaway 8-10 p.m. Inco Innovation Centre lecture theatre.

Health and nutrition seminar: Sitting on a Time Bomb, Part 2, presented by Memorial Association of Seventh-day Adventist Students. 2-2:40 p.m. Health Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre B.

A Predilection for Extreme Simplicity: The Inuit Voice in Moravian Music 7:30-9 p.m. The Rooms, lecture theatre, level 2. Dr. Tom Gordon from Memorial Universityís School of Music will share this story of the rich legacy of music-making and of the creative and collective transformation that the Inuit musicians of Labrador have brought to European music.

Saturday, May 27

Spring Flower Show 12 - 5 p.m. Botanical Garden, Mount Scio Road. See www.mun.ca/botgarden.

Sunday, May 28

Spring Flower Show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Botanical Garden, Mount Scio Road. See www.mun.ca/botgarden.

Health and nutrition seminar: Udderly Amazing, presented by Memorial Association of Seventh-day Adventist Students. 2-4 p.m. Inco Innovation Centre, IIC-2001. Contact mario.saric@mi.mun.ca or 778-0485.

Tuesday, May 30

Zeugma, St. Johnís newest literary magazine, issue launch and readings 8-10 p.m. The Ship Pub, Duckworth Street.

Meeting the Challenge of Regional Economic Development: Lessons from Ireland 7:30-9:30 p.m. Inco Innovation Centre ≠ Lecture Theatre 2001.

Wednesday, May 31

Preparation of grant application ≠ summer sessions 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Arts and Administration Building, A-4049.

Friday, June 2

Newfoundland Historical Society Symposium at Trinity 8-10 p.m. Rising Tide Theatre in Trinity.
See www.infonet.st-johns.nf.ca/providers/nfldhist/.

Peter Nguyen, PhD, associate professor and co-ordinator of the Neuroscience BSc Honours Program in the Department of Physiology at the University of Alberta School of Medicine in Edmonton, will give a lecture titled Mechanisms for Stabilizing Synaptic Plasticity 3:30-5 p.m. Health Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre A.

Vasopressin and oxytocin: An alternative fuel for spinal motor circuits? with Dr. Patrick J. Whelan, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, 1:40 - 3 p.m. Health Sciences Centre, HSC-4347.

Saturday, June 3

Spring Plant Sale 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Botanical Garden, Mount Scio Road. See www.mun.ca/botgarden for more information.

Sunday, June 4

Health and nutrition lecture series: Health and Happiness 2 - 4 p.m. Inco Innovation Centre, IIC-2001. Presented by Memorial Association of Seventh-day Adventist Students. Contact mario.saric@mi.mun.ca or 778-0485.

MUN Med Run for the Janeway, hosted by Memorial University of Newfoundland medical students, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Quidi Vidi Lake. For more information, please contact janewayrun@munmed.ca.

Tuesday, June 6

Dr. Sandra T. Davidge, associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Physiology and Canada Research Chair and AHFMR Senior Scholar Director of Research at the Perinatal Research Centre at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, will give a lecture titled: Effects of maternal hypoxia on cardiovascular function in adult offspring 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lecture Theatre H, Room 3446, School of Nursing.

Wednesday, June 7

Cultural and Living Heritage Seminars 9 a.m.-5 p.m. In tandem with the Heritage Forum, seminars on innovative approaches to sharing intangible heritage; documenting and safeguarding our living heritage; involving the community; the role of cultural centres and enriching community festivals. $35 each. Visit www.arts.mun.ca/ich to learn more and register.

Thursday, June 8

Cultures Alive at The Rooms: A Celebration of Cultural Diversity 6-9 p.m. at The Rooms, 9 Bonaventure Avenue. Explore the foodways and craft traditions of the provinceís many diverse cultures, sample delights from many kitchens, view demonstrations of cooking and folkart traditions. Performers will play, sing, dance, drum and tell stories. All welcome. Co-sponsored by Memorial.

Building Consensus to Build Competitiveness: Recent Lessons from Ireland 2-5 p.m. Health Sciences Centre, Main Auditorium. Take part in discussions on how lessons from Ireland can help foster economic development in Newfoundland and Labrador. Irish participants will explain the best practices from the Irish Social Partnership model. Breakout groups will formulate ideas on how to get government, business and labour working together to achieve prosperity.

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