Note: These events are in an archived issue of At Guelph and may no longer be applicable.
The Theatre in the Trees production of There Goes the Bride by Ray Cooney and John Chapman opens Nov. 5 at the Arboretum Centre and runs weekends until Dec. 17. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m.; showtime is 8 p.m. Cost is $53. To order tickets, call Ext. 54110.
The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre will host an opening reception for the exhibit “Don Russell: Re-presentation” Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. The show runs until Dec. 18.
Art historian Rekha Bhatnager is guest speaker in the art centre's brown bag lunch series Oct. 20 at noon. The topic is Indian floor paintings and textiles.
The Thursday noon-hour concert series continues Oct. 13 with pianist Roman Rudnytsky and Oct. 20 with Cardinal Points (violin, viola, cello and piano) performing works by Mozart and Brahms. On Oct. 27, the Khac Chi Ensemble offers music from Vietnam. Concerts begin at 12:10 p.m. in MacKinnon 107. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
The Guelph Symphony Orchestra presents “Autumn Pleasures” Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. at War Memorial Hall. The concert will include works by Mendelssohn and Mozart and will feature classical guitarist Kevin Ramessar. For tickets, call 763-3000.
The Beyond Hollywood film series continues Oct. 23 with The Seduction of Mimi, directed by Italy's Lina Wertmuller. Prof. Mary DeCoste, Languages and Literatures, will introduce the film at 6:45 p.m. in the Florence Partridge Room in the McLaughlin Library, followed by the screening at 7 p.m.
OAC's public lecture series presents the George Raithby Memorial Lecture Oct. 12, with former federal agriculture minister Lyle Vanclief discussing “Challenges and Realities in Today's Agriculture and Agri-Food Industry.” On Oct. 26, Prof. Alan Watson, director of the Arboretum, considers “The Relative Abundance and Distribution of Ontario's Trees.” Both lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. in OVC 1714.
The French studies program in the School of Languages and Literatures hosts a lecture on literature by award-winning Quebec writer Sylvie Desrosiers Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. in MacKinnon 316. Her works include Voyage à Lointainville, T'as rien compris and Jacinthe.
Sheila Rai and P.S. Bhatnagar of the University of Rajasthan discuss “Globalization, Sustainable Development and Indigenous Technology: A Study of the Blue Pottery Industry in Jaipur, India,”Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. in MacKinnon 311.
The Roy C. Anderson Memorial Lecture in Parasitology is Oct. 25 at 12:15 p.m. in OVC 1714. Dr. Jay Keystone of the University of Toronto will discuss “Imported Exotic Infectious Diseases in Canada: Coming to a Neighbourhood Near You.”
U of G honorary degree recipient Dr. Helen Caldicott, a physician, author, anti-nuclear activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, will speak on campus Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in War Memorial Hall. Her topic is “The Age of Nuclear Terrorism.” The talk is free and sponsored by Science for Peace, Student Affairs and the Human Rights and Equity Office.
U of G's annual Canada Research Chairs lecture series kicks off Oct. 28 with Prof. Joe Lam, Molecular and Cellular Biology, discussing “From Biofilm Studies to the Discovery of Targets for Antibiotic Development” at noon in Rozanski 107.
A benefit concert to support U of G's ecumenical campus ministry will be held Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 400 Stevenson Rd. N. The program will feature hymns and choral music. Tickets are $10 and available at the door.
A meditation group meets every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. in Raithby 100. Offered by Lucy Reid of the Multi-Faith Resource Team, the group is open to everyone and practises a variety of techniques.
The Stress Management and High Performance Clinic is offering a better sleep program, running for five Tuesdays beginning Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in UC 442. The clinic is also collaborating with the McLaughlin Library Learning Commons on an “examSMART” program for students. It runs for four sessions beginning Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m. in McLaughlin 384. For more information about these programs or to register, visit www.uoguelph.ca/~ksomers or leave a message at Ext. 52662. Registration for “examSMART” is also available at the Learning Commons.
The Canadian International Development Agency's policy branch invites submissions of research papers, book reviews, letters and news items for its new Journal of Development Policy and Practice. Deadline is Jan. 1. Publication guidelines are available at www.acdi-cida.gc.ca. Send queries to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 819- 997-5006.
Got stacks of novels, cookbooks, travel books and children's books hanging around the house that you'd like to get rid of? Donate them to the Department of Geography for its third annual United Way book sale slated for Nov. 1 in the University Centre courtyard. Textbooks won't be accepted. For more information, call Marie Puddister at Ext. 52175.
A master's student working with Prof. Alison Duncan, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, seeks adults with type 2 diabetes for a study investigating the effects of soy on cardiovascular disease risk. Subjects must not smoke and must not be on drugs to lower blood glucose or cholesterol. Financial compensation will be provided. If you're interested or want to know more about the study, call Ext. 58081 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
The Centre for Food and Soft Materials Science's seminar series continues Oct. 13 with Ian Burgess of McGill University discussing “Electric Field-Driven Protonation/Deprotonation of Acid-Terminated Thiol Monolayers” and Oct. 20 with Joaquin Ortega of McMaster University considering “3-D Reconstruction of the PA200-20S Proteasome Complex by Cryo-Electron Microscopy.” On Oct. 27, Rene Jorgensen, a post-doctoral associate in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, examines “The Life and Death of Translation Elongation Factor 2.” The seminars are at 2:30 p.m. in Food Science 241.
“Cryptosporidium: A Unique Apicomplexan Parasite” is the focus of Meaghan Fowler in the microbiology graduate student seminar Oct. 14. On Oct. 21, Hamed Ghanei presents “Studies of the Biological Role of Ankyrin Repeats by Ribosome-Display Technique.” The seminars begin at 12:30 p.m. in MacKinnon 116.
The Department of Physics presents Heather Jamieson of Queen's University explaining “Understanding Environmental Risk: Using PIXE and Synchrotron-Based X-Ray Methods to Characterize Arsenic in Mine Tailings” Oct. 18. Paul Corkum of the National Research Council of Canada discusses “Attosecond Science” Oct. 25. The talks begin at 4 p.m. in MacNaughton 101.
Next up in the Cognitive Science Group seminar series is Prof. Elena Choleris, Psychology, considering “The Involvement of Dopamine in Social Learning in Mice” Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. in MacKinnon 314.
The Department of Agricultural Economics and Business hosts Nimal Sanderatne, chair of the Centre for Poverty Analysis and visiting professor at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, discussing “Redefining the Role of Economic Development” Oct. 21 at 2:30 p.m. in MacLachlan 107.
The Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences is holding a public symposium on “Omega-3 Fatty Acids: From Bench to Bedside” Oct. 21 in honour of retiring professor Bruce Holub. It runs from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in Thornbrough 1307. If you plan to attend, RSVP to Anne Lovett-Hutchinson at Ext. 56171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teaching Support Services' training and development opportunities for faculty and instructional staff continue with “Photoshop Tidbits: Layers” Oct. 19, “WebCT Strategies: The Gradebook” Oct. 20 and “Peer Microteaching” Oct. 21. Topics Oct. 26 are “WebCT Strategies: Managing Content” and “Photoshop Tidbits: Colour.” For new faculty, TSS is hosting a luncheon Oct. 19, with discussion to focus on “Interpreting Mid-Semester Feedback,” and a social Oct. 24. Detailed descriptions and online registration for all TSS events can be found on the web at www.tss.uoguelph.ca. If you have questions, call Ext. 53571.
The final examination of Christine Regan, an M.Sc. candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology, is Oct. 13 at 9:30 a.m. in Axelrod 265A. The thesis is “Regulation and Expression of Androgen Receptor mRNA in Rainbow Trout at Different Stages of Spermatogenesis.” The adviser is Prof. Glen Van Der Kraak.
The Sexual Assault Centre of Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis is offering a workshop on “Raising Your Self-Esteem” Oct. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information or to register, call 823-5806, Ext. 33.
The next meeting of the Wellington County branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at 125 Harris St. Glenn Wright of the National Library and Archives in Ottawa will talk about First World War records.
St. James Anglican Church, located at the corner of Paisley and Glasgow streets, is holding a book and bake sale Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. To donate books, call 821-0246.
The Royal City Ambassadors, a male four-part harmony chorus, are offering free vocal workshops for men of all ages Oct. 13, 20 and 27 at the Orchard Park Conference Centre on Highway 6 north of Guelph. For more information, call Alex Gray at 822-8983.
The Elora Festival Singers present “Mozart's Letters” Oct. 22 at St. John's Church in Elora. Call 846-0331 for tickets.
The Wellington Winds showcase “Music of Great Britain” Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. at Grandview Baptist Church in Kitchener and Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. at First United Church in Waterloo. For more information and maps, visit www.wellingtonwinds.ca.
The Waterloo Wellington Wildflower Society meets Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Evergreen Seniors Centre. Everyone is welcome.
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