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October 2014

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October 21, 2014

Visit the sites and hear the stories about U of G’s haunted past while helping to support the campus United Way campaign. These one-hour guided ghost walks will cover the central campus and generate a few goosebumps.

Admission is $10 (cash only), walks depart from the steps of War Memorial Hall. Ghost walks will be held Oct. 21, 22 and 23 at 8:30 p.m.; Oct. 28, 29 and 30 at 9 p.m. Learn more at ghostwalkofguelph.com.

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Location: War Memorial Hall

3 days

Date: 2014-10-21

The College of Social and Applied Human Sciences presents a talk by professor emeritus Ben White from Erasmus University in the Netherlands. He will discuss, "Who Wants to be a Farmer? Youth, Gender and Agricultural Futures." Admission is free.

To register, visit https://surveys.ccs.uoguelph.ca/.

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Guelph Public Library, 100 Norfolk St.

Date: 2014-10-21

Psychology professor Meghan McMurtry is the seventh speaker in the International Year of the Family Speaker Series. Her talk focuses on the science of ouchies: what happens when children and teenagers undergo needle procedures. Family and clinician tips will be provided.

For more information, visit http://worklifecanada.ca/page.php?id=54&n=120.

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Innovation Guelph (atrium), 111 Farquhar St.

Date: 2014-10-21

Learn to relax tight muscles, calm emotions, settle a busy brain, have more energy and perform better. This 12-session program meets at noon Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks. The fee is $40 for U of G students, $60 for members of USW Local 4120 and $120 for everyone else.

For more information, visit http://www.selfregulationskills.ca/programs/relaxation-skills.

Time: Noon

Location: University Centre, Room 335

Date: 2014-10-21

October 22, 2014

This seminar features a presentation and discussion with Margaret Walton Roberts, associate professor of geography and associate director of the International Migration Research Centre at Wilfred Laurier University.

To RSVP, contact sharadauoguelph@gmail.com.

Time: 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Location: MacKinnon Building, Room 621

Date: 2014-10-22

The School of Languages and Literatures, and the School of Fine Arts and Music present Italian studies professor Mary DeCoste, who will discuss "Gluttons, Gourmands, and Guilt: Eating in the Italian Renaissance and Today."

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Macdonald Stewart Art Centre

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Luisa Del Guidice will discuss "Mountains of Cheese, Rivers of Wine: Paesi di Cuccagna and Other Gastronomic Utopias."

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Macdonald Stewart Art Centre

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Luisa Del Guidice presents "Sabato Rodia's Towers in Watts: Art, Migration, Development."

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Macdonald Stewart Art Centre

Date: 2014-10-22

Lori Burrows, professor and associate chair of research in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University, will present “The Type IV Pilus System: A Multifunction, Precision Nanomachine." The U of G faculty host is Prof. Joe Lam, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Everyone is welcome to attend.

For more information, visit http://www.uoguelph.ca/mcb/news_events/distinguished_speakers.shtml.

Time: Noon

Location: Richards Building, Room 2529

Date: 2014-10-22

October 23, 2014

The Jason Raso Quartet will perform a free concert of funk forged with jazz. Quartet members are Brent Rowan on saxophone, Thomas Hammerton on keyboards, Adam Bowman on drums and Jason Raso on electric bass.

For more information, visit http://www.uoguelph.ca/sofam/events.

Time: Noon

Location: MacKinnon Building, Room 107

Date: 2014-10-23

October 24, 2014

Prof. Candace Johnson, Department of Political Science, will discuss "Reproducing the Nation: Maternal Subjects in Cuba." Everyone is welcome.

For more information, visit http://www.ids.uoguelph.ca/.

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Location: Thornbrough, Room 1307

Date: 2014-10-24

The University of Guelph and Curtain Call Productions (CCP) present a unique new performance.

Urinetown: The Musical, the Tony Award-winning musical satire by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, was performed by the Class of 2007 as their signature show. As part of U of G's 50th-anniversary celebrations, these alumni have come together again to revive the musical seven years after their initial run. They will be joined by new performers and theatre professionals.

Satirizing politics, big business and institutional corruption, the musical features a nameless city where greedy tycoons have privatized toilets to save water during a drought. Those who refuse to pay are sent by crooked cops to Urinetown, where they meet a terrible fate.

The show premiered off-Broadway in 2001 and won two Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score.

Tickets are available at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/urinetown. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors.

Curtain Call Productions (CCP) is a registered club based at the University of Guelph. We have been putting on shows since 1957, showcasing the talents of students and community members. Volunteers have the opportunity to enhance their skills in performance, direction, design, administration, set construction and more. As a not-for-profit, CCP depends on sponsors, donations and community support.

Location: War Memorial Hall

3 days

Date: 2014-10-24

The Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing Conference promotes gender diversity in computing and information technology through workshops and networking events. The conference brings together participants and speakers from Google, Microsoft, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Palantir, TD, RBC and many other IT companies.

2 days

Date: 2014-10-24

October 25, 2014

Join this experiential learning opportunity to explore part of Canada's shrouded history. The day includes transportation to Brantford, Ont., to visit the Woodland Cultural Centre and guided tours of the museum and the former Mohawk Institute Residential School. The cost is $5 per person.

For more information, visit https://uoguelph.collegiatelink.net/organization/gcm/calendar/details/23748.

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: University Centre, South Entrance

Date: 2014-10-25

Learn to build simple water features, ponds and waterfalls, and select the right kind of feature for your garden. Information will be provided on building structures, adding pumps and filtration systems. Plants, fish and maintenance issues are also covered. Register by Oct. 17.

Instructor: Robert Pavlis

Fee: $75

For more information, visit www.uoguelph/arboretum.

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Arboretum Centre

Date: 2014-10-25

October 27, 2014

Oct. 27 is the registration deadline for the charity curling league/tournament run by the Department of Athletics. Proceeds from the event will benefit the United Way. League games will be held Sunday afternoons (Nov. 2, 9 and 16) with a wrap-up tournament on Nov. 23.

Curling lessons will be provided on the first night. The cost is $70 per person, and participants are responsible for their own transportation. Register online at http://uoguelph.ca/connect, or in person at the W.F. Mitchell Athletic Centre.

Time: Multiple games run from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Guelph Curling Club

Date: 2014-10-27

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development presents a guest lecture by Jeffrey Craft, principal of SWA Group in Dallas, Texas, on "Performance Based Landscapes, SWA Works."

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Location: Landscape Architecture, LA Pit

Date: 2014-10-27

The Department of Geography is hosting its 11th annual used book sale in support of the United Way. Please donate non-academic books to Hutt Building, Room 239, or contact Marie Puddister at 519-824-4120, Ext. 52175, or mpuddist@uoguelph.ca.

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: University Centre Courtyard

2 days

Date: 2014-10-27

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