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Vol 40  No 2
August 30, 2007



In Brief

Letter to the Editor

News & Notes


Out and About

Papers & Presentations


Student View
- Getting a fresh start
- Dollars and common sense

Next issue:
Sept. 20, 2007

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Out and About

Thursday, Aug. 30
Auditions for Diploma in Performance and Communications Media 1-7 p.m. Reid Theatre, Arts and Administration Bldg. To make an appointment, call Jason Smith at 737-8404.

Grant proposal workshop: Applying to SSHRC as a New Scholar or First Time Applicant 1-2 p.m. Arts and Administration, A-1043. Contact

Monday, Sept. 3
Labour Day, no lectures.

Orientation for all new first semester students.

Tuesday, Sept. 4
Orientation for first semester students

Canadian Blood Services blood donor clinic 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Inco Innovation Centre Main Lobby.

Gradfest 2007, the five-day Welcome and Welcome Back orientation for all grad students, 6-11 p.m. Bitter Pub, Feild Hall. A schedule of events is available at

Wednesday, Sept. 5
Lectures begin, fall semester

Deadline for fees payment, fall semester

Thursday, Sept. 6
MUN Cinema starts the fall semester by presenting the film Once 7-9 p.m. Empire Theatres, Avalon Mall.

Sex and the University Student, an open discussion about sexual and other communicable diseases with Dr. Norman Lee, Student Health Centre; Dr. Cathy Popadiuk, Women’s Health; and Dr. Jim Hutchinson, Infectious Diseases, 2-3:30 p.m. Inco Innovation Centre, IIC-2001.

Friday, Sept. 7
PhD oral defence of Shaun Killen, Department of Biology, titled The metabolic cost of behavioural tradeoffs during the early life stages of marine fishes, 2-4 p.m. IIC-2014, Inco Innovation Centre.

Information session on the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships and the Canada Graduate Scholarships Program 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. IIC-2014, Inco Innovation Centre.

Saturday, Sept. 8
Music at Memorial welcomes new faculty member, cellist Nathan Cook and welcomes back flutist Michelle Cheramy in a program of duos and trios with pianist Kristina Szutor 8-9:40 p.m. D. F. Cook Recital Hall.

Plant Sale at the Botanical Garden 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Botanical Garden, Mount Scio Rd. For more information, please call 737-8590 or visit

Tuesday, Sept. 11
Regular meeting of the Senate

Wednesday, Sept. 12
The Campus Food Bank will hold its annual general meeting 1-2 p.m. in Facilities Management FM-2034. Interested members of the university community are invited to attend.

Thursday, Sept. 13
MUN Cinema series presents Red Road 7-9 p.m. Empire Theatres, Avalon Mall. See

Cognitive Science Lecture Series: Classification in Science: Towards Some Unifying Principles 12-1 p.m. Arts and Administration, A-2071. See for a complete schedule and information.

Friday, Sept. 14
Music at Memorial presents Robert Silverman, legendary Canadian pianist, who brings Beethoven’s thrilling Diabelli Variations to St. John’s in a solo recital that also includes works by Haydn and Brahms. 8 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 17
PhD oral defence of Wasana Mudalige, Department of Biochemistry, titled Structure Function of Actin and Tropomyosin Isoforms and Discovery of a Unique Actin Isoform, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. IIC-1004, Inco Innovation Centre.

Tuesday, Sept. 18
Centre for Management Development present Stand and Deliver: Presentation Skills 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. BN-4019, Business Administration.

Hooked Rugs of Naked Ladies: Marital Life, Material and Emotional Strategies in the Shadow of Gagetown by Henrietta Harvey Lecturer Dr. Joy Parr, Canada Research Chair in Technology, Culture and Risk at the University of Western Ontario, 8-9:30 p.m. Arts and Administration, A-1046.

Wednesday, Sept. 19
Last day to add courses, fall semester

Last day for undergraduate students to drop courses and receive a 100 per cent refund of tuition fees, fall semester.

Thursday, Sept. 20
MUN Cinema series presents La Vie en Rose 7 p.m. Empire Theatres, Avalon Mall. See


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