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Vol 38  No 2
September 1, 2005



In Brief


New Faculty

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Out and About

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Out and About

Friday, Sept. 2

The 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 and runs to Oct. 4.

Thursday, Sept. 8

The MUN Cinema series opens the fall season with Mad Hot Ballroom at 7 p.m. at the Empire Theatres, Avalon Mall. More information about this film and the schedule for the season can be found at

Friday, Sept. 9

CFI information session 3-5 p.m. Inco Innovation Centre, IIC-2001. The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will be holding an information session to discuss the Leading Edge Fund (LEF), the New Initiatives Fund (NIF), and the Leaderís Opportunity Fund (LOF). Contact Pamela White, Office of the Vice-President (Research), at

Saturday, Sept. 10

Fall plant sale 9 a.m.-11 a.m. MUN Botanical Garden, Mount Scio Road. All proceeds help support MUN Botanical Garden. For more information, please visit

Doors Open St. Johnís at the Garden 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Botanical Garden, Mount Scio Road. On Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11, the Botanical Garden will participate in a city-wide event known as Doors Open St. Johnís. There will be free admission, family activities and garden tours each day. For more information, visit the gardenís Web site,, or the Doors Open Web site,

CFUW membership tea 2-4 p.m. 113 Ortega Drive, Paradise. Current and prospective members of the Canadian Federation of University Women are invited to attend the annual membership tea. This is the groupís 60th anniversary year and it looks forward to welcoming current and new members. For more information, please call 754-6065.

Relay For Life 7-10 p.m. Field House. Relay for Life is a celebration of survival, a tribute to the lives of loved ones and a night of fun, friendship and fundraising to beat cancer. Call 753-6520 to learn how you can enter a team, volunteer or take part in the Survivor Victory Lap that honours cancer survivors.

Sunday, Sept. 11

Doors Open St. Johnís at the Garden. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. MUN Botanical Garden, Mount Scio Road.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

How to help a sexual assault survivor: what men can do 5-6:30 p.m. A-1043. Memorialís Sexual Harassment Office is inviting men to this one-hour session. See

Wednesday, Sept. 14

WAMUN annual plant sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Arts Atrium. The Womenís Association of Memorial University of Newfoundland (WAMUN) will hold its ninth annual plant sale to help raise money for the WAMUN Scholarship Fund. For further information, please refer to the WAMUN Web site at

The Wessex Societyís first public lecture of the season will be held at 8 p.m. at the Marine Institute, Ridge Road. Bert Riggs, librarian, archivist and writer, will speak on the topic Frances Cluett: Another Woman of the West Country. All are welcome.

Wednesday, Sept. 21

Constructal Design of Porous and Complex Flow Structures 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Engineering is offering a two-and-a-half day seminar, beginning Sept. 21. Lead by an internationally-renowned researcher Dr. Adrian Bejan of Duke University, with additional participation from Dr. Sylvie Lorente, INSA, France, and Dr. Yuri Muzychka, Memorial University. See

Thursday, Sept. 22

Speaking of Engineering lecture series 7:30-9 p.m. Engineering, EN-4002. Shape and Structure, from Engineering to Nature by Dr. Adrian Bejan. Dr. Bejan, who is ranked among the 100 most highly cited authors in all fields of engineering, will explain the shape that links engineering and nature. Join Dr. Bejan, the J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University, who is causing a scientific stir with his constructal theory of nature. He will discuss the new guiding principle ≠ that nature develops its architecture along the path of least resistance.


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