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What's New at BYU for December 2008

Tuesday, Dec. 2

Sarah Westerberg, associate dean of students, will present a Brigham Young University devotional address at 11 a.m. at the Marriott Center. It will be broadcast live on the KBYU networks. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

Wednesday, Dec. 3

The University Accessibility Center will open its doors for an open house in 2170 Wilkinson Student Center to show students, faculty and the community the services offered there. The UAC is equipped to assist students with mobility, vision and hearing disabilities, as well as emotional disorders and learning disabilities. Two open houses will be held, one at 11:30 a.m. for the general public, and another at 2 p.m. limited to faculty and staff. For more information, contact Michael Brooks, University Accessibility Center director, at (801) 422-6020 or michael_brooks@byu.edu, or visit the UAC online at uac.byu.edu.

Sharon Eubank, director of the Humanitarian Wheelchair Program for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will present a Global Awareness Lecture titled “Please Don’t Tell this Story: LDS Humanitarian Work and the Media” at noon in the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies conference room, 238 Herald R. Clark Building. This lecture will be archived online. For a complete schedule of Kennedy Center events, visit kennedy.byu.edu. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

Some of the best acoustic musical talent at BYU will perform during Acoustic Explosion at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theater. Admission is free. BYU students interested in performing at an upcoming show can submit a demo to the Student Activities Board in 3371 Wilkinson Student Center. For more information about upcoming shows, visit stab.byu.edu or call (801) 422-3122.

Thursday, Dec. 4

Randy Guynn, head of the Financial Institutions Group of Davis Polk & Wardwell, a multinational law firm specializing in business and finance, will give an insider's view of the current financial crisis at 11 a.m. in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. Guynn and his colleagues at Davis Polk have represented many large firms directly involved in or affected by the current financial crisis. He has also advised the federal government on various legislative options for reducing the risk of similar financial crises in the future. For more information, contact Patti Freeman at (801) 422-1286 or patti_freeman@byu.edu.

Aaron Hardy, president of Integrated Health and Wellness, will present “Creating a Culture of Wellness” at 11 a.m. in 267 Richards Building. Hardy’s company provides organizations with Web-based communication platforms for implementing corporate wellness programs. Hardy’s wellness career began when he lost 100 pounds between 1993 and 1995. For more information, contact Larry Hall at (801) 422-7303 or larry_hall@byu.edu.

The film “China from the Inside: Women of China” will be shown as part of the Women’s Studies Film Series at noon in 1161 Joseph F. Smith Building. The film explores how Chinese women have always been under pressure, whether from men, from family or from work in the past. Now, more and more are under new pressure -- from themselves -- to take control of their lives, get an education, to have a career and to marry for love. For more information, contact the Women's Research Institute at wri@byu.edu or (801) 422-4609.

Mike Chinoy, Edgerton Fellow on Korean Security at the Pacific Council on International Policy and former CNN correspondent, will speak at an Asian Studies Lecture Thursday at 2 p.m. in the David M. Kennedy Center conference room, 258 Herald R. Clark Building. Chinoy will discuss his latest book, “Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis.” This lecture will be archived online. For a complete schedule of David M. Kennedy Center events, visit kennedy.byu.edu. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

Nephi Noble, a BYU grad and an agent for the National Security Agency, will discuss how his background in math helped him reach his career goals at this Careers in Math lecture at 4 p.m. in 1170 Talmage Building. For more information, contact Claire Ford at (801) 422-2061 or office@math.byu.edu.

“Muppet Christmas Carol” will be the feature at Dollar Nights at the Varsity Theater in the Wilkinson Student Center, with showings at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the WSC information desk either in advance or at the time of the showing.

Friday, Dec. 5

Preschoolers and toddlers are invited to the Museum of Peoples and Cultures at 11 a.m. for “Stories from Around the World,” an exploration of folk tales from different nations around the world. For more information, visit mpc.byu.edu or call (801) 422-0020.

Jin Makabe, a Harvard-Yenching Institute visiting research fellow, will present “A Genealogy of Japanese Colonial Policies: The Views of Christian University Scholars” at noon in the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies conference room, 238 Herald R. Clark Building. This lecture will be archived online. For a complete schedule of David M. Kennedy Center events, visit kennedy.byu.edu. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

“The Bishop’s Wife,” a special Christmas feature starring Cary Grant and Loretta Young, will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium as part of the Motion Picture Archive Film Series. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the screening. For more information, contact James D’Arc at james_darc@byu.edu or (801) 422-6371.

“Muppet Christmas Carol” will be the feature at Dollar Nights at the Varsity Theater in the Wilkinson Student Center, with showings at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the WSC information desk either in advance or at the time of the showing.

Sunday, Dec. 7

The 33rd annual Adventssingen, a concert of traditional central European Christmas music, will be held at the Provo Tabernacle at 7:30 p.m. The free event is sponsored by BYU’s Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and will feature Austrian, German and Swiss Christmas music as well as readings from the Bible. For more information, contact Kathryn Isaak at (801) 422-2376 or kathryn_isaak@byu.edu.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Elder Bruce D. Porter of the Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will give a Brigham Young University devotional address at 11 a.m. at the Marriott Center. It will be broadcast live on the KBYU networks. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Raymond Taras, professor of international relations and director of the World Literature Program at Tulane University, will present “A Europe of Phobias? How Immigration is Making the EU Paranoid” at noon in the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies conference room, 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

Independent historian Thomas G. Alexander will present “Thomas L. Kane and the ‘Mormon Problem’ in National Politics” at 3 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library. This lecture accompanies the exhibit “In Honorable Remembrance: Thomas L. Kane and the Latter-day Saints.” Kane was a non-Mormon attorney and military officer who acted as liaison and advocate for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at several key points during the 1800s. For more information, contact Harold B. Lee Library communications manager Roger Layton at (801) 422-6687 or roger_layton@byu.edu, or L. Tom Perry Special Collections curator David Whittaker at (801) 422-7774 or david_whittaker@byu.edu.

Come hear BYU’s top vocal talent at the final round of BYU Idol, BYU’s pop vocal music contest, at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace. Audience members will crown the winners of this year’s BYU idol. Admission is free. For more information, contact the Student Activities Board at (801) 422-3122 or stab.byu.edu.

Thursday, Dec. 11

BYU’s Women’s Research Institute will host a discussion of Louann Brizendine’s book “The Female Brain,” featuring Juliana Boerio-Goates, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and Scott Steffensen, associate professor of psychology, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Seating is limited, so please RSVP before Monday, Dec. 8. For more information or to RSVP, contact the Women’s Research Institute at wri@byu.edu or (801) 422-4609.

Andrei S. Markovits, the Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, will present a Sports and Global Society Lecture titled “Sports and Culture in Europe and America: A Mirror of Modern Life” at 4 p.m. in the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies conference room, 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Friday, Dec. 12

Preschoolers and toddlers are invited to the Museum of Peoples and Cultures at 11 a.m. for “Stories from Around the World,” an exploration of folk tales from different nations around the world. For more information, visit mpc.byu.edu or call (801) 422-0020.

Saturday, Dec. 13

BYU Women welcomes The Salt Lake Children’s Choir under the direction of Ralph B. Woodward at noon in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center Assembly Hall. A catered dinner will be served. BYU Women is an organization of female faculty, staff and the female spouses of faculty and staff. For additional information or to make a reservation for the dinner, contact BYU Women president Evelyn Dalebout at (801) 375-5712 or evie321@yahoo.com.

Writer: Brady Toone

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