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What's New at BYU for February 2005

Tuesday Feb. 1, 2005

Elder Gene R. Cook, assistant executive director of the Missionary Department and a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center for a campuswide devotional. Live broadcasts of the devotional are available on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), the BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks, KBYU-FM (89.1) and at byubroadcasting.org, as well as on campus in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium and the Varsity Theatre in the Wilkinson Student Center. For rebroadcast times, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Tuesday Feb. 1, 2005

Paul A. Wender, the Bergstrom Professor of Chemistry and a professor of molecular pharmacology at Stanford University, will speak in W140 Benson Building at 4 p.m. both Monday, Jan. 31 and Tuesday, Feb. 1 as part of the H. Smith Broadbent Lecture. Wender's first lecture, "Chemistry Medicine Continuum: New Medicinal Leads and New Drug Delivery System," will be directed toward a general audience, covering topics of new anti-cancer agents and strategies. His Tuesday lecture will be directed more towards chemistry students and professors.

Wednesday Feb. 2, 2005

Kerry M. Kartchner, foreign affairs advisor at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency in the U.S. Advanced Systems and Concepts Office, will address the community regarding nuclear weapons in 238 Herald R. Clark Building at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2. Kartchner's lecture, "Nuclear Weapons and the Future of U.S. National Security: The Emerging Debate" reflects his more than 20 years of experience in the field of national security affairs and his emphasis on nuclear weapons policy and arms control. This lecture will be archived online. For information on Kennedy Center events, see the calendar and News and Events online at http://kennedy.byu.edu .

Wednesday Feb. 2, 2005

The annual initiation banquet for inductees of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society at Brigham Young University will be at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. LaVell Edwards, former BYU football coach, will be the guest speaker. The title of his talk is "A Game Plan for Life". Phi Kappa Phi honors the top 10 percent of the graduating class in each academic college at BYU. College deans may also nominate one faculty member from each college for membership. For more information, contact Bill Myrer at (801) 422-2690.

Wednesday Feb. 2, 2005

Documentary filmmaker Kevin Brownlow will speak at a special screening of his feature-length documentary on legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. "DeMille: American Epic" is a two-hour documentary produced last year for broadcast on the Turner classic Movies channel and features clips from DeMille's movies beginning with "The Squaw Man" (1914), the first feature made in Hollywood.

Thursday, Feb. 3

The Women's Studies Film Series, sponsored by the Women's Research Institute, will show "Women in War: Voices From the Front Line" at noon in 325 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. The documentary shows the efforts of women from Israel to Northern Ireland who have sought to put an end to the violence in their countries and more fully establish peace throughout the world. For information or questions, please call Rachel Murdock (801) 422-4605.

Sunday Feb. 6, 2005

Elder Russell M. Nelson, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6 in the Marriott Center for a Church Educational Fireside. Live broadcasts of the fireside will be available on BYU-Television, BYU-Radio and byubroadcasting.org. Rebroadcasts will be Sunday, Feb. 13 on KBYU-TV at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., KBYU-FM at 8 p.m. and BYU-Radio at 6 p.m.

Tuesday Feb. 8, 2005

Randolph R. Cornelius, professor of psychology at Vassar College, will speak at 3 p.m. in 3380 of the Wilkinson Student Center. The topic of the forum is "William Darwin's Tears: What Crying Does for Us and for Others." For information or questions, please contact M. Gawain Wells at (801) 422-6125, Gawain_wells@byu.edu.

Tuesday Feb. 8, 2005

Brad Farnsworth, administrative vice president at Brigham Young University, will speak on at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center for a campus devotional. The title of his devotional is "Reflections on the BYU Experience." Live broadcasts are available on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), BYU-Television, KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Radio and byubroadcasting.org, as well as on campus in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium and the Varsity Theatre in the Wilkinson Student Center. Rebroadcast schedule and information is available at www.byubroadcasting.org.

Wednesday Feb. 9, 2005

A. Jamal Qureshi, Middle East political and oil analyst with PFC Energy in Washington, D.C., will address "The Politics of Oil Prices" at the Global Focus Series at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. While at BYU, Qureshi attended the Jerusalem Center in the intensive Arabic program. He left BYU with a deeper understanding of the social and political dynamics driving events in the region and was admitted to two prestigious programs: the Center for Arabic Study Abroad at the American University in Cairo and the Master of Arts program in international relations and economics at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.

Thursday Feb. 10, 2005

Brandie Siegfried will speak about her recent book, "An Irish Queen Challenges Renaissance England," at noon in 325 Spencer W. Kimball Tower as part of the Women's Studies Colloquia at BYU. For information on the Women's Colloquia, which is sponsored by the Women's Research Institute, please visit http://fhss.byu.edu/wri/colloquia.htm or call Rachel Murdock (801) 422-4605.

Friday Feb. 11, 2005

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak via broadcast to the J. Reuben Clark Law Society at Brigham Young University at 7 p.m. The live broadcast will be from the LDS Conference Center Little Theater and sent through a secure connection to Stake Centers and Chapels in the Provo area. His speech is apart of the Third Annual J. Rueben Clark Law Society Devotional.

Saturday Feb. 12, 2005

Big Band Night, a semi-formal dinner and dance, will portray a World War II Stage Door Canteen set in New York City. Music will be provided by Synthesis, the top Jazz ensemble on campus. Other entertainment includes "The Swing Kids" along with other performers. Dinner is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dancing and entertainment continue until 11:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the WSC Info Desk from Jan. 31 to Feb. 8. They cost $40 per couple or $30 per couple with BYU ID.

Tuesday, Feb. 15

Roger Porter of Harvard University will speak at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center for a campus forum. Live broadcasts of the forum will be available on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), BYU-Television, KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Radio and byubroadcasting.org, as well as on campus in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium and the Varsity Theatre in the Wilkinson Student Center. Rebroadcast schedule and information is available at www.byubroadcasting.org.

Thursday Feb. 16, 2005

The Faith and Scholarship Symposium, sponsored by the Graduate Student Association at BYU, will take place at 6 p.m. in the Wilkinson Center Ballroom. Speakers include Elaine Marshall, dean of the College of Nursing, and John Tanner, academic vice president. The purpose of the symposium is to give students the opportunity to hear from those who are successful in their careers and have held true to their religious values. For information or questions, contact Sarah Warburton, president of the graduate student association, by e-mail at gsa@byu.edu or call Janice Robinson, office managers of graduate studies at (802) 422-2863.

Thursday Feb. 17, 2005

The Women's Studies Film Series, sponsored by the Women's Research Institute, will show "A Female Cabby in Sidi Bel-Abbes" at noon in 325 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. The film depicts a young mother of three in Algeria whose husband dies, leaving her alone to provide for her children. As she takes the job of a taxi cab driver, controversy surrounds her. While some men frown on working women, others are happy to have as a taxi cab driver someone they can trust. For information or questions, please call Rachel Murdock (801) 422-4605.

Thursday Feb. 17, 2005 to Saturday Feb. 19, 2005

Dollar Night at the Varsity Theatre returns to BYU. M. Night Shyamalan's newest thriller, "The Village", will show at 7 and 9:30 p.m. each night. Dollar Night is sponsored by the Campus Life Events Management Team and the BYU Bookstore. Students may purchase the $1 ticket at the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk.

Thursday, Feb. 24

Anthropologist William Olsen will speak on "Men, Women and the Culture of Gender" at noon in 325 Spencer W. Kimball Tower as part of the Women's Studies Colloquia at BYU. For information on the Women's Colloquia, which is sponsored by the Women's Research Institute, please visit http://fhss.byu.edu/wri/colloquia.htm or call Rachel Murdock (801) 422-4605.

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 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, 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.

Writer: Devin Knighton

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