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BYU What's New Calendar for March 2004

BYU What's New Calendar for March 2004

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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) 378-3680.

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 new waterfowl exhibit is now mounted in the center atrium of the museum, replacing the "Cats of the World" exhibit. Other exhibits on display are "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 on 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 12. It focuses on teaching about animals, plants and the world around them. Classes are Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon. This month’s classes include: “Animals of the Orient” on March 6, “Green Animals” on March 13 and “Gorillas and Primates” on March 20. Please call (801) 378-5051 for more information. The museum, located east 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, is currently showcasing "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 during winter semester. For information regarding ballroom dance, gymnastics and creative dance classes for young people, please call (801) 378-3559. To learn more about prep courses for the ACT, GMAT, GRE and LSAT exams, call (801) 378-4853. For additional information about other upcoming offerings, please visit the Web site at http://ce.byu.edu/cw.

The Counseling and Career Center at BYU offers workshops to help with listening and note-taking skills, overcoming procrastination, stress management, options for exploring graduate schools, test preparation and tips on managing finances. For more information, contact the Counseling and Career Center at (801) 422-2689 or visit them on the Web at www.byu.edu/ccc/calendar.

The Harold B. Lee Library is hosting the exhibit "Arrow in the Sun: A Tale of the Search for Meaning" by BYU visual arts student Andrew Kosorok. The nine stained glass windows are on display in the Periodicals Room on level 2. The artwork depicts the Pueblo Indian version of an ancient myth that has often been repeated in different forms by other Native American peoples, including the Incas and Aztecs, as well as in Korean and Norse traditions. The exhibition will be on display through March 31, 2004.

The Lee Library is also hosting a new exhibition titled "To Tell the Tale: Preserving the Lives of Mormon Women" in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections gallery in the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. The exhibition displays artifacts such as diaries, letters, poetry, oral histories and photographs collected from Latter-day Saint women over the past 170 years. Sponsored by the L. Tom Perry Special Collections and Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History, the exhibition will be on display until June 1. It is free and the public is invited to attend.

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, March 2

Dilworth Parkinson, professor of Arabic in the Asian and Near Eastern Languages Department at BYU, will speak at a campus devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center on the Brigham Young University campus. The devotional will be broadcast live on KBYU (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), the BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on byubroadcasting.org. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, March 7, on KBYU (Channel 11) at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., on KBYU-FM (89.1) at 8 p.m. and on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Thursday, March 4

The BYU Philosophy Club is sponsoring a lecture series for the month of March. Four weekly lectures will be held Thursdays at 11 a.m. The lectures are free and the public is invited to attend. Lecturers include:

  • March 4, Mark Wrathall, associate professor of philosophy at BYU, 2072 Jesse Knight Humanities Building.

  • March 11, James Faulconer, professor of philosophy at BYU, 2072 Jesse Knight Humanities Building.

  • March 18, Hans-Wilhelm Kelling, professor of German, Germanic and Slavic languages at BYU, 2084 Jesse Knight Humanities Building.

  • March 25, Codell Carter, professor of philosophy at BYU, 2072 Jesse Knight Humanities Building. For more information, contact Angela Hunsaker at (801) 422-2721.

    Thursday, March 4

    The BYU Women's Research Institute is partnering with Women’s Services and Resources to promote Women's History Month during the month of March. Four events will take place on Thursdays:

  • March 4, Women's Studies film series. The film "Full Circle: The Ideal of Sexually Egalitarian Society on the Kibbutz" will be shown at noon in 325 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. The film uses interviews and commentary on the evolution of family life and work roles within the Kibbutz to raise questions about the permanence of social reform.

  • March 11, Women's Studies colloquium. Four students graduating in women’s studies will share parts of their research projects at noon in 325 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. The projects include "Dating Interactions" by Allison Liechty, "Toys and Careers" by Laura Wise, "Unwed Mothers and Welfare" by Melissa Heid and "Loneliness and Belongingness" Briahna Bushman.

  • March 18, Women's Studies film series. The film "In Women's Hands: The Changing Roles of Women" will be shown at noon in 325 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. The film explores the Chilean women of every social class who organized themselves to defy the repression of the Pinochet Regime and to create better living conditions for their families.

  • March 25, Women's Studies colloquium. Yodit Solomon, director of field research at the Women’s Research Institute, will discuss "Women in Mali" at noon in 325 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. For more information, contact Rachel Murdock at (801) 422-4605.

    Saturday, March 6

    The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies is sponsoring a conference titled “Genesis 22: Latter-day Saint Perspectives on the Binding of Isaac” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. For more information, contact Jacob Rawlins at (801) 422-8646.

    Sunday, March 7

    Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society general president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at a Church Educational System fireside at 6 p.m. in the Marriott Center on the Brigham Young University campus. The fireside will be broadcast live on the BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on byubroadcasting.org. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, March 14, on KBYU (Channel 11) at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., on KBYU-FM (89.1) at 8 p.m. and on BYU-Radio at 6 p.m.

    Monday, March 8

    Ilhan Yildiz, chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion and associate dean of divinity at the University of Yüzüncü Yil in Van, Turkey, will discuss "Religious Groups and Their Challenges in Turkey" at an Area Focus lecture at 1 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Yildiz is currently a visiting professor conducting research at both BYU and the University of Utah.

    Tuesday, March 9

    The Brigham Young University combined choirs will perform at a devotional assembly at 11:05 in the Marriott Center on the BYU campus. The assembly will not be broadcast or rebroadcast on any of the BYU broadcasting stations.

    Wednesday, March 10

    BYU's Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts is sponsoring a lecture series titled “Christianity in the Middle East” on campus during March. Each lecture will begin at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. Topics include:

  • "The Beginnings of Christianity in the Middle East," Wednesday, March 10. Lucas Van Rompay, professor of Eastern Christianity at Duke University, will give the lecture.

  • "Christianity Under Islam in the Pre-modern Period," Wednesday, March 17. Sidney Griffith, professor of Semitic languages at the Catholic University of America, will discuss the topic.

  • "Christianity in the Middle East Today," Wednesday, March 31. Mar Bawai Soro, bishop of the Assyrian Church of the East for the Western United States, will address the topic. The lecture series is co-sponsored by the Center for Manuscript Research, the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, the Honors Program, the College of Humanities, the Department of Humanities, Classics and Comparative Literature, the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages, the Department of History and the Harold B. Lee Library. For more information, contact Jacob Rawlins at (801) 422- 8646.

    Wednesday through Friday, March 10-12

    A Families and Poverty Research Conference will be held at the BYU Conference Center. The conference, sponsored by the Families Studies Center and the School of Family Life at BYU, will cover a broad range of topics, including parenting, health care for poor families, how family processes influence families experiencing economic hardship, consequences of welfare reform in the United States and economic status of ethnically diverse elderly. For more information, contact LaRita Johnson at (801) 422-9094.

    Thursday through Saturday, March 11-13

    The Center for Economic Self-Reliance at the Marriott School of Management will host the seventh annual Microenterprise Conference in 3222 Wilkinson Student Center on the BYU campus. The conference, the largest of its kind, gathers microfinance institutions, nongovernmental organizations, educators, students and volunteers for discussions and workshops on microenterprise innovations.

    The conference is free, but registration is required. For more information, visit http://microenterprise.byu.edu.

    Thursday through Saturday, March 11-13

    The BYU American Institute of Chemical Engineers

    will host the 2004 AIChE Rocky Mountain Regional Conference on the BYU campus. The conference will gather students from 14 Western and Midwestern universities and colleges. The conference will include paper and poster competitions, Chem-E-Car competition, workshops, banquet and an afternoon of skiing. For more information, visit the conference Web site at http://org.et.byu.edu/aiche/.

    Thursday, March 11

    Frank Lambert, professor of history at Purdue University, will give the annual Russel B. Swensen lecture sponsored by the BYU History Department at 11 a.m. in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. Lambert’s lecture is titled “A ‘Medley of Religions’: The Origins of America’s Free Religious Market on the Colonial Frontier.” The lecture is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Julie Radle at (801) 422-3816.

    Thursday, March 11

    Jose Joaquin Brunner, senior professor for graduate studies at Adolfo Ibanez University in Chile, BYU’s honored guest at the Comparative and International Education Society conference in Salt Lake City and recipient of its Kneller Award, will share his thoughts and experiences on education issues at 11 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Brunner is well-known for his distinguished service to the worldwide community of education scholars and practitioners.

    Thursday, March 11

    Le Ngoc Tra, professor at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Education in Viet Nam, will speak about education at 1:30 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Tra is the general director of the Institute for Educational Research and is in Utah as a participant at the Comparative and International Education Society conference in Salt Lake City.

    Friday, March 12

    The Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts and the BYU Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages are sponsoring a lecture titled "The Angels That Wept at the Binding of Isaac—Some Reflections on a Curious Text From the Dead Sea Scrolls" at 2 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. James Kugel, the Harry Starr Professor of Classical, Modern Jewish and Hebrew literature at Harvard University, will give the address.

    Tuesday, March 16

    Elder Neal A. Maxwell, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at a campus devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center on the BYU campus. The devotional will be broadcast live on KBYU (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on byubroadcasting.org. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, March 21, on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. It will also be re-broadcast Sunday, March 28, on KBYU (Channel 11) 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.

    Thursday and Friday, March 18-19

    The Deseret Language and Linguistics Society will host its annual symposium at the BYU Conference Center. The society provides a forum where all aspects of language and linguistics can be discussed. This year's program will cover a wide variety of language-related topics, including anything from the discourse analysis to new language teaching procedures. The keynote speaker for the symposium will be Douglas Biber, professor of applied linguistics at Northern Arizona University. The symposium is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information, visit the Web site http://linguistics.byu.edu/dlls/home.html, or contact David Eddington at (801) 422-7452.

    Thursday, March 18

    The BYU Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History is sponsoring a free public lecture titled “Writing Our History” at 7 p.m. in 1080 Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. Claudia L. Bushman, an adjunct professor of history at Columbia University, will deliver the lecture. For more information, contact Marilyn Parks at (801) 422-1594.

    Saturday, March 20

    The BYU Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History is sponsoring a dramatic and musical performance titled “Discoveries: Two Centuries of Poems by Mormon Women” at 7:30 p.m. in 1080 Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. For more information, contact Marilyn Parks at (801) 422-1594.

    Tuesday, March 23

    Brad Gregory, professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, will speak at a campus forum at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center on the BYU campus. The forum will be broadcast live on KBYU (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on byubroadcasting.org. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, March 28, on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. It will also be re-broadcast Sunday, April 4, on KBYU (Channel 11) 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.

    Thursday, March 25

    The BYU Computer Science Department will host its fourth annual Family History Technology Workshop in the BYU Conference Center. The workshop provides a forum for presenting and discussing current and emerging research work on technology that supports family history and genealogy. The format of the workshop will include a keynote speaker, panel discussions and technical presentations. Those who enjoy learning about emerging and enabling technologies as they apply to genealogical research are invited to attend. For registration and more information about the workshop, visit the Web site www.fht.byu.edu, or call Kendra Hernandez at (801) 422-1472.

    “Winchester ‘73” will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium on the first floor as part of the Special Collections Motion Picture Archives film series. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and early arrival is recommended for this free event. The movie classic stars James Stewart as a complex western hero who is involved in a ruthless struggle for a prized edition of the famous Winchester repeating rifle. Shelley Winters, Rock Hudson and Tony Curtis co-star.

    Friday and Saturday, March 26-27

    BYU will host the 23rd annual Harold A. Cedartree Memorial Powwow Friday from 6 to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom and Garden Court. Cost is $4 for the general public and $3 for BYU students with ID, with seniors and children age 10 and under getting in free. For more information, contact Kim Mangum at kjt3@email.byu.edu.

    Tuesday, March 30

    Lora Beth Brown, associate professor of nutrition, dietetics and food science at BYU, will speak at a campus devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center on the BYU campus. The devotional will be broadcast live on KBYU (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on byubroadcasting.org. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, April 4, on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. It will also be rebroadcast Sunday, April 4, on KBYU (Channel 11) at 6 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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