Dufflebag Theatre presents A Christmas Carol Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Arboretum Centre. For more information, call Ext. 52358.
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre staff lead a tour of the fundraising exhibition “Beyond the Frame” Oct. 20 at noon.
The art centre holds its annual general meeting Oct. 26 at 1 p.m.
The fall Thursday at Noon concert series continues Oct. 22 with Joe Sorbara and “Other Foot First,” a Toronto-based nonet, and Oct. 29 with the Al Henderson Trio performing jazz. The concerts begin at 12:10 p.m. in MacKinnon 107. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
Members of U of G’s music faculty showcase their talents Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. at the Guelph Youth Music Centre. Tickets are $10.
(U of G students presenting ID can obtain free advance tickets from Karen Bygden in MacKinnon 0002.)
The Guelph chapter of the Council of Canadians and the Critical Knowledge Collective host a screening of the documentary You, Me and the SPP: Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. in UC 103. Admission is by donation. Filmmaker Paul Manly will be on hand to answer questions.
“Docurama,” a free documentary series sponsored by the U of G Library and the Central Student Association, presents Trouble the Water, an Academy Award-nominated film about hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in Thornbrough 1307.
A film series hosted by the School of Languages and Literatures and the Consulate of Spain presents Martin Hache (with English subtitles) Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in MacKinnon 314.
David Murphy Haglund of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade is guest speaker in the School of Languages and Literatures lecture series Oct. 15 at 2:30 p.m. in MacKinnon 306. His topic is “Applying to the Foreign Service.”
The Office of Research and the Gairdner Foundation present the 2009 Gairdner Lecture Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. in OVC 1714. Robert Roeder, head of the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Rockefeller University in New York, will discuss “Transcriptional Regulatory Mechanisms in Animal Cells.”
The Eastern Europe and Russia Association and the Political Science Society host a talk by Prof. Fred Eidlin, Political Science, on “Who Is Running Russia? The Medvedev- Putin Tandemocracy” Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in MacKinnon 224.
The College of Biological Science presents the Roy C. Anderson Memorial Lecture in Parasitology Nov. 12 at noon in Peter Clark Hall. Microbiologist Peter Greenberg of the University of Washington, Seattle, will discuss “Sociomicrobiology: Bacterial Communication, Terri- toriality and Societal Organization.”
A reception for the art exhibition “This View of Life: Evolutionary Art in the Year of Darwin, 2009” runs Oct. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the science complex atrium. The show continues at the atrium and at Ed Video Media Arts Centre in downtown Guelph until Oct. 30.
The Eastern Europe and Russia Association presents a panel discussion with Orest Zakydalsky, Olga Radchenko and Mykhaylo Sheremet discussing “Political Paralysis in Ukraine: Will the Forthcoming Presidential Election Break the Logjam?” Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in MacKinnon 224. The association is also hosting a Russian tea Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. in the University Club.
The Stress Management and High Performance Clinic presents “STOP Worrying!” Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in UC 335. The clinic is also offering a four-session program on managing headaches, starting Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in UC 335. For more information or to register, pick up a pamphlet at the Info Desk on UC Level 1, visit www.uoguelph.ca/~ksomers or leave a message at Ext. 52662.
The Department of Physics hosts a free public stars night Oct. 16 at 8:30 p.m. in the MacNaughton Building observatory.
The TransCanada Institute presents Erín Moure and Oana Avasilichioaei reading from Expeditions of a Chimaera Oct. 26 at 4:30 p.m. at 9 University Ave. E.
“What Place Does Pharmacology Have in Fish Therapy?” is the topic of Department of Pathobiology post-doc Lincoln Tubbs Oct. 15 in the “Loaves and Fishes” seminar series hosted by the Department of Integrative Biology. The series continues Oct. 22 with Farhar Khan of Wilfrid Laurier University considering “Invertebrate Survival in Metallogenic Regions and the Consequences for Metal Trophic Transfer to Fish” and Oct. 29 with Jack Imhof of Trout Canada explaining “The Link Between Aquatic Habitat and Natural Channel Processes.” The seminars are at 4 p.m. in science complex 1511.
The Department of Economics presents Dinghai Xu of the University of Waterloo discussing “An Efficient Estimation for Switching Regression Models: A Monte Carlo Study” Oct. 16. On Oct. 23, the topic is “Fringe Benefits Compensating Differentials and Worker Selection: Evidence From the MEPS, 1997 to 2006” with Stephanie Lluis of the University of Waterloo. On Oct. 30, “Search and Matching in the Market for Existing Homes” is the focus of Lu Han of the University of Toronto. The seminars begin at 3:30 p.m. in MacKinnon 304.
The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology’s plant biology seminars begin Oct. 19 with Gojun Yang of the University of Toronto explaining “Molecular Determinants of MITE Transposition and Amplification.” On Oct. 26, Adel Zarei, a research associate in the Department of Plant Agriculture, presents “The AP2/ERF-Domain Transcription Factor ORA47 Regulates Jasmonate Biosynthesis Genes in Arabidopsis.” The seminars are at 3:30 p.m. in science complex 2315.
Next up in the Department of Integrative Biology seminar series is Prof. Pat Wright discussing “From Swamps to Rotting Logs: Adaptations for Terrestrial Sojourns in a Mangrove Fish” Oct. 20. On Oct. 27, Mark Fitzpatrick of the University of Toronto explores “Epistasis, Pleiotropy and the Evolutionary Genetics of a Foraging Behaviour Polymorphism.” The seminars begin at 3:30 p.m. in science complex 2315.
The Department of Physics presents Chris Fuchs of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics discussing “SIC’ing the Shape of Quantum-State Space” Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. in science complex 1511. On Oct. 27, Sol Gruner, director of the Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), speaks on “Seeing the Invisible: X-ray Science at CHESS” at 2 p.m. in UC 103.
The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology’s distinguished speaker series continues Oct. 21 with Kevin Sarge of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine exploring “Protein Sumoylation and Its Role in Human Diseases.” On Nov. 4, Lewis Kay, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Biochemistry at the University of Toronto, describes “The Development and Application of NMR Spectroscopy for the Study of Protein Structure and Dynamics.” The seminars begin at 12:30 p.m. in Animal Science and Nutrition 156.
“Assessing Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) Mitigation Strategies Under Epidemiologic and Programmatic Uncertainty: Projections of a Population Simulator” is the topic of Prof. Chris Bauch, Mathematics and Statistics, in the Department of Pathobiology seminar series Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. in Pathobiology 2106.
Full details and a registration link for Teaching Support Services programs can be found on the TSS website at www.tss.uoguelph.ca. If you have questions, call Mary Nairn at Ext. 53571.
On Oct. 28, Prof. Julia Christensen Hughes, dean of the College of Management and Economics, presents “Combatting Student Cynicism, Attitudes of Entitlement and Ingrained Behaviours: Encouraging Academic Integrity in 2009.”
On Oct. 30, University professor emeritus and 3M Fellow Trevor Dickinson of the School of Engineering discusses “Understanding Learning Styles.”
TSS debuts the discussion group “EdTech MeetUp: Exploring Educational Technologies” Oct. 16. Other “Learning Circle” groups this month include “Teaching on the Edge” Oct. 21 and “Women in Academe” Oct. 27.
For instructors using Desire2Learn for their online courses, TSS is offering “D2L Starter Kit” Oct. 27 and “D2L Quizzes” Oct. 28. D2L drop-in clinics continue Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in McLaughlin Library 200-A.
Telephone help is also available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Ext. 52530.
TSS’s graduate student workshop series presents “Preparing a Teaching Philosophy Statement” Oct. 19 and “What Would You Do If . . .? An Exploration of Ethical Principles for Teaching in Higher Education” Nov. 2.
The final examination of PhD candidate Josh MacFadyen, History, is Oct. 26 at 11:45 a.m. in MacKinnon 2020. The thesis is “Fashioning Flax: Industry, Region and Work in North American Fibre and Linseed Oil, 1850 to 1930.” The adviser is Prof. Doug McCalla.
The final examination of PhD candidate Ajith Dias Samarajeewa, Environmental Sciences, is Oct. 30 at 1:30 p.m. in Richards 038. The thesis is “Effect of Different Manure Application Methods on Movement of Fecal Bacteria in Surface and Subsurface Water and Their Fate in an Agricultural Tile Drainage System.” The advisers are Profs. Kari Dunfield and Susan Glasauer.
The Canadian Cancer Society is hosting a “Glow Away Cancer” Mini-Golf Tournament Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gophers Glow in the Dark Indoor Mini-Golf, 415 Woodlawn Rd. W. For information about participating or volunteering to help out at the event, call 519-824-4261, Ext. 3173, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wellington branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society meets Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Zehrs Community Centre on Paisley Road. Guest speaker Patricia Roberts- Pichette will discuss “Canadian Attitudes to the Home Children and How They Changed, 1869 to 1930.”
The Evergreen Seniors Centre craft club holds its annual bazaar Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 519-823-1291.
The Guelph Arts Council’s historical walking tours continue with “Ward One Guelph” Oct. 18 at 2 p.m., leaving from the Guelph Public Library. For more information, call 519-836- 3280.
The Edward Johnson Music Foundation hosts a progressive dinner party mystery tour Oct. 24. Call 519-821-7570 for tickets.
The Guelph Symphony Orchestra launches its fall season with Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. at the River Run Centre. For tickets, call 519-763-3000.
The Guelph Public Library’s annual giant book sale is Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 160 Wyndham St. N. For more details, call 519-821-5874 or visit www.friendsguelphlibrary.ca.
The next meeting of the Guelph Horticultural Society is Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Dublin Street United Church. For more information, call 519-780-0872.
St. James Anglican Church, 86 Glasgow St. N., holds its Fall Country Market Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will include a bake table, craft table, harvest produce, jams and preserves, cookbooks and garden books, and a fall lunch.
The Guelph-Wellington branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario presents a free public lecture by Susan Ratcliffe and Leanne Piper on “Everything Old Can Be New Again” Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at 10 Carden St.
The Guelph Legion at 919 York Rd. hosts “The Legend in Black” dinner and show, a tribute to John and June Carter Cash, Oct. 23. For tickets, call 519-822-1565 or 519-836-8170. On Oct. 29, the Legion holds a Remembrance Day event at 1 p.m.
“History on the Grand: Industry and the Environment” is the focus of an all-day symposium Oct. 17 starting at 8:30 a.m. at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in Cambridge. For details, visit www. city.cambridge.on.ca.
New Hamburg Live! is hosting a free choral singing workshop for students in grades 7 to 12 Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Zion United Church in New Hamburg. The singers will perform at 4 p.m. Registration is available online at www. newhamburglive.ca.