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BYU What's New and Arts Calendar, July 2005

Tuesday, July 5

Arnold Green, professor of history, will speak at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall for campus devotional. Live broadcasts will be available on KBYU-TV (channel 11), BYU-Television, KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Radio, and in the Varsity Theatre in the Wilkinson Student Center. Rebroadcast information is available at www.byubroadcasting.org.

Tuesday, July 12

Troy Carlton, professor of nursing, will speak at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall for campus devotional. Live broadcasts will be available on KBYU-TV (channel 11), BYU-Television, KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Radio, and in the Varsity Theatre in the Wilkinson Student Center. Rebroadcast information is available at www.byubroadcasting.org.

Friday, July 15-16

Brigham Young University will host its 18th annual Symposium on Books for Young Readers. This is a two-day symposium for librarians, teachers and parents featuring nationally known authors and illustrators. For further program or registration information, contact: BYU Conferences and Workshops at (801) 422-4853.

Tuesday, July 19

Neil L. York, professor of history, will speak at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall for a campus forum. Live broadcasts will be available on KBYU-TV (channel 11), BYU-Television, KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Radio, and in the Varsity Theatre in the Wilkinson Student Center. Rebroadcast information is available at www.byubroadcasting.org.

Tuesday, July 26

Gordon Lindsay, professor of health science, will speak at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall for a campus devotional. Live broadcasts will be available on KBYU-TV (channel 11), BYU-Television, KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Radio, and in the Varsity Theatre in the Wilkinson Student Center. Rebroadcast information is available at www.byubroadcasting.org.

Tuesday, July 26-29

Brigham Young University will host the 37th annual Genealogy and Family History Conference in the BYU Conference Center. Seven information tracks will be available: Beginning Family History, Family History Center Support, Computers, Europe/Nordic Research, British Research, U.S. Research, and Methodology and Publishing Family Histories. Keep in mind that attendance is limited. For further program or registration information, contact BYU Conferences and Workshops at (801) 422-4853.

Thursday, July 28

Brigham Young University's Museum of Art will host an exhibition featuring the photographic dreamscapes of Rodney Smith a world renowned artist. The event is free and open to the public. Smith's work will be on view in the Conway A. Ashton and Jackman Gallery on the museum's second floor. For more information, contact Christopher Wilson at (801) 422-8251.

All month

Complimentary tours of the BYU campus are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the BYU Visitors Center. For more information, call (801) 422-4678.

L. Tom Perry Special Collections at the Harold B. Lee Library continues its exhibition this semester titled, "Looking Inward, Looking Outward: Japanese Representations of Self and Other" in the Special Collections gallery. The exhibit displays work of art, literature and artifacts from Japan from the Eighth through the 20th centuries. Admission is free. The exhibit is located on the first level of the library, and is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Earth Science Museum is displaying "Torvosaurus Tanneri," a large, carnivorous dinosaur. The museum also features two fully mounted skeletons of Camptosaurus and Allosaurus, a mural of the Utah-Colorado region in the Jurassic period, a 150-million-year-old dinosaur egg and a preparation lab window showing museum personnel preparing fossils. Visitors may touch real fossils at the fossil touch table and see a unique Diceratops skull. Admission is free. The Earth Science Museum is located at 1683 North Canyon Road in Provo. The museum is open Mondays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call (801) 422-3680.

Through the generosity of Fred and Sue Morris of Salt Lake City, the world's most complete collection of waterfowl and pheasants is being exhibited as part of the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum's permanent collection. A life-size African elephant is currently under construction in the center atrium and, when completed, will be on display for about one year. Other exhibits on display are a new butterfly exhibit and a shell exhibit, "Ecosystem Dioramas," "Africa: A Diverse Continent" and "Synoptic Collections" of vertebrate animals. Gallery shows for the public featuring reptiles are conducted Mondays at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. Children's story time is held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and noon in the children's discovery room. "Saturday Safari" is a discovery program at the museum tailored to children between ages 5 and 10. Cost is $8 per child per class. It focuses on teaching about animals, plants and the world around them. Classes are Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Please call (801) 422-5051 for more information. The museum, located southeast of the Marriott Center, is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum is starting up, there summer youth program, "Wildlife Adventures," with a new season of "Saturday Safari" programs. The Don Cox Wildlife Collection will be put on display in the third floor exhibit gallery.

The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N. 100 E. in Provo, has a new exhibit titled "Rise up from Fragments: Life and Arts of the Western Anasazi." The exhibit features artifacts made and used by the Western Anasazi, a branch of ancestral Pueblo people who lived near Kanab, Utah. It will be on display until April 2006. Also on display is "Custom Made: Artifacts as Cultural Expression." The exhibit explores the qualities that define cultures around the world. The exhibition leads visitors through North America and South America and to the isles of the Pacific. The museum offers tours and teaching kit programs as well. The teaching kits are provided as supplementary resources for teaching anthropology in Utah. The museum also offers volunteer opportunities. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, call (801) 422-0020.

Brigham Young University's new head coach for women's volleyball Jason Watson, is hosting an exceptional week of volleyball instruction. Participants will learn from the ranks of the NCAA's finest as they receive instruction in all aspects of the game. For more information call (801)422-7589.

Join Coach Vance Law, his staff and the Brigham Young University Cougars for three days of fun, and exceptional baseball. This year's baseball camps have been redesigned and improved. They now offer two different camp options to better fit all ages and skill levels. For more information, call (801) 422-3559.

The BYU Astronomical Society will begin giving public shows each Friday night beginning April 1. The cost will be $2 a person and the event is open to the public. For more information and a complete schedule visit: planetarium.byu.edu.

BYU Conferences and Workshops offer a number of programs for adults, youth and children throughout the year. For information regarding sports and dance camps, education workshops, scholars' academy and mothers-and-daughters camps, please call (801) 422-3559. To learn more about prep courses for the ACT, GMAT, GRE and LSAT exams, call (801) 422-4853. For additional information about other upcoming offerings, please visit the Web site at ce.byu.edu/cw.

The Counseling and Career Center at BYU offers workshops in choosing a major and career, financial management, listening and note-taking skills, overcoming procrastination, stress management, options for exploring graduate schools and test preparation. For more information, contact the Counseling and Career Center at (801) 422-2689 or visit the Web site at www.byu.edu/ccc/calendar.

At the Museum of Art:

A major new exhibition titled "Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World: Egypt, Greece, Rome" will run until June 4, 2005, at the BYU Museum of Art. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for students and $18 for families of up to six people. Admission is free for children 5 years old and younger and BYU students and employees. The 204 works displayed in the exhibition span a period from predynastic times in Egypt, 6000 years ago, to the Roman late imperial period, about 350 A.D. The exhibition is from the renowned collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Another new exhibition is the "Disenchanted Forest: Contemporary Art by Johnston Foster," on view from April 19 through Sept. 3, 2005, consists of seven sculptures — six of which are equipped with animatronics — made from everyday objects. Through these sculptures, Foster explores the often mistrustful and sometimes hostile relationship between man and nature. In "Reason Belongs in the Wilderness" (2003-2004), Foster demonstrates the collision of the natural and man-made worlds through a raccoon's struggle to free his entangled kite from an elaborate chandelier.

Free exhibits now on display at the museum include:

"150 Years of American Painting," a permanent collection of paintings by renowned artists such as Frederic Edwin Church, Maynard Dixon, John Singer Sargent and many local Utah favorites including Mahonri Young. The exhibit will be displayed until June 2005.

"Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda" by Carl Bloch, part of the museums permanent collection is on display in the main lobby area.

Every Monday night in the Museum of Art auditorium there will be storytelling for all ages. The Artful Tales program is free and gives two 35-minute presentations at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. The 7 p.m. presentation is geared toward families from the community and the 8 p.m. presentation is geared toward university students. The goal of this program is to help people develop a better connection with and understanding of Greek beliefs.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information on exhibits and museum programs, call (801) 378-ARTS.

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