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BYU What's New calendar for August 2004

A major new exhibition, "Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World: Egypt, Greece, Rome," is currently open at the BYU Museum of Art. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for students and $18 for families of up to six people. Admission is free for children 5 years old 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.

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.

  • "Camera and Soul: Milton Goldstein's Photographs of National Parks" on display through Sept. 11. "Camera and Soul" simultaneously looks at the work of an individual photographer while highlighting some of the cultural trends of the 1960s and '70s that contributed to his accomplishments.

  • "Metaphorically Speaking: Contemporary Religious Art" available through Jan. 8, 2005. The exhibit explores the use of visual symbols as parables and metaphors to open new levels of inquiry and understanding. 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.

    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 storytime 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 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.

    BYU Conferences and Workshops offers a number of programs for adults, youth and children throughout the year. For information regarding sports and dance camps, education workshops and 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

    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

    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.

    Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 3-6

    The 36th annual BYU Genealogy and Family History Conference will be held at the BYU Conference Center. The conference theme is "Where Generations Meet." Eight information tracks focusing on various aspects of family history will be offered. Keynote speakers at the conference include Elder W. Rolfe Kerr, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy and executive director of the Family and Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Raymond S. Wright III, Thomas Jones and Steven Olsen. The cost for the conference is $175. Two credits of History 481R are also available at a cost of $322. Registration is available online at, or by calling (801) 378-8925.

    Tuesday, Aug. 3

    Joaquina Hoskisson, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese at BYU, will speak at a campus devotional at 11:10 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium due to construction in the Harris Fine Arts Center. Overflow seating will be available in W-111 Ezra Taft Benson Building, the Varsity Theater and 2084 Jesse Knight Humanities Building. The devotional will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), the BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on It will be rebroadcast Sunday, Aug. 8, on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., on KBYU-TV at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on KBYU-FM at 8 p.m.

    Wednesday, Aug. 4

    Gezahgn Wordofa, the director of a humanitarian aid program for refugees in Russia, will speak on "OPORA is Support: A Look at Refugee Life Under the Russian Federation" at noon in 117 Herald R. Clark Building on the BYU campus. The lecture is part of the Global Focus Series sponsored by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies. The Eastern Arts Ensemble will provide traditional music and dance from Persia, Turkey, Afghanistan, the Caucusus, Central Asia and Mongolia as part of the lecture. Wordofa was appointed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to assist in opening a Moscow-based, nongovernment organization called OPORA, which means support

    Monday through Friday, Aug. 16-20

    Brigham Young University will host the 82nd Campus Education Week on the BYU campus. The theme for the week is "Finding "Wisdom and Great Treasures of Knowledge'" and will feature 191 faculty who will present nearly 1,000 classes on the LDS Standard Works, gospel principles, family and marriage relations, education, finance, self-improvement and scores of other topics, as well as classes for youth. For a schedule of classes, events, broadcast, and registration information, visit the Web at, or call (801) 422-2087.

    Tuesday, Aug. 17

    Elder Lance B. Wickman, a member of the First Quorum of Seventy and General Counsel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at a campus devotional Tuesday, Aug. 17, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center on the Brigham Young University campus as part of Education Week. The devotional will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), the BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on It will be rebroadcast Sunday, Aug. 22, on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., on KBYU-TV at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on KBYU-FM (89.1) at 8 p.m.

    Writer: Thomas Grover

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