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What's New at BYU for February 2009

Monday, Feb. 2

The Harold B. Lee Library invites the public to visit the new Robert Burns exhibit on level 3 at the main entrance to the library. The exhibit features materials from the L. Tom Perry Special Collections and commemorates the 250th anniversary of the Scottish poet’s birth. The exhibit will be in place for a year. It is free and open during library hours. For more information, visit lib.byu.edu/news.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Barbara Culatta, associate dean of the BYU McKay School of Education, will speak at a university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

Thursday, Feb. 5

Women’s Studies will present the film “The Strength to Resist: Media’s Impact on Women and Girls” at noon in 1161 Joseph F. Smith Building. The film explores the image of women in advertising and suggests ideas on practical solutions for reclaiming culture. All are invited to attend.

David Belnap from the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department will present a Microbiology and Molecular Biology Seminar titled “Three-Dimensional, Cyrogenic Electron Microscopy: Something From Nothing (Almost)” at 11 a.m. in 248 Thomas L. Martin Building.

The Department of Geography will host a lecture on urban planning by Elizabeth Deakin from the University of California,Berkeley, at 11 a.m. in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower.

The BYU Fulton College of Engineering and Technology will host a lecture and book signing by author and humanitarian Paul Polak at 11 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

Friday, Feb. 6

The English Reading Series welcomes poet Natasha Saje. She will read at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will present a campus devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

Wednesday, Feb. 11

Daniel Seidemann, founder and legal advisor of Ir Amim in Jerusalem, will present a Global Awareness Lecture, “Contemporary Jerusalem: Between Confrontation and Conciliation,” at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, visit the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies Web site at kennedy.byu.edu.

Roger D. Kangas, professor of Asian Studies at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., will present an Asian Studies Lecture titled “Please Don’t Turn Out the Lights: Eurasian Energy and National Security” at 3 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, visit the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies Web site at kennedy.byu.edu.

Edward A. Geary will present “Tom and Bessie Kane and the Mormons” at 3 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. This is part of an ongoing lecture series associated with the Thomas Kane exhibit on the first level of the library. For more information, visit lib.byu.edu/news.

Thursday, Feb. 12

Women’s Studies will show the film “Enemies of Happiness” at noon in 1161 Joseph F. Smith Building. The film follows the parliamentary campaign of 23-year-old Malalai Joya from Afghanistan. All are invited to attend.

Val Sheffield from the University of Iowa will speak at a Microbiology and Molecular Biology Seminar at 11 a.m. in 456 Thomas L. Martin Building.

“Who Killed the Electric Car?” by Chris Paine will be shown as part of the Harold B. Lee Library Documentary Cinema Film Series at 5 p.m. in the Lee Library Auditorium. This documentary investigates the death and resurrection of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in our country's future. For more information, contact Julie Williamsen at (801) 422-6763.

William J. Doherty, a family therapist and director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Minnesota, will speak on parenting in today’s world at the Fifth Annual Marjorie Pay Hinckley Endowed Chair Lecture at 7 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center at BYU. Admission is free, and the public is welcome to attend.

Friday, Feb. 13

The English Reading Series will feature winners of the student contest for Valentine’s Day stories at noon in the Harold B. Le Library Auditorium. For more information, visit lib.byu.edu/news.

Tuesday, Feb. 17

Tickets go on sale for the annual Passover Seder Services with Victor Ludlow March 27-28 and April 2, 8, 11, 16 and 24 at 6:30 p.m. in 3228 Wilkinson Student Center, except for the April 2 service that will be in 3220-3224 WSC. Tickets are $25 for the public and $17 for BYU students, faculty and staff. They are available for purchase at 271 Joseph Smith Building. In addition, host Victor Ludlow will offer a Passover Seder Service Workshop to provide ideas and suggestions for individuals interested in teaching more about or conducting Passover seder services on their own. The workshop will be Saturday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. in 3228 WSC. Tickets are $15, will include a luncheon and will also go on sale Feb. 17 in 271 JSB. A packet of materials will be provided. For more information, call the Passover information line at (801) 422-8325 or Patty Smith at (801) 422-3611.

Wednesday, Feb. 18

Adam Fife, director of Unconventional Solutions and U.S. Government contractor, will present a David M. Kennedy Center Global Awareness Lecture titled “Afghanistan, Iraq and Counterinsurgency: Similarities, Differences and the Way Forward” at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, visit the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies Web site at kennedy.byu.edu.

Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 18-20

The BYU Fulton College of Engineering and Technology will host a variety of activities to celebrate engineering and technology as part of a national week promoting both disciplines. Activities include an EngTech Expo, club competitions and a networking banquet. For more information, contact Krista Tripodi at (801) 422-3948.

Thursday, Feb. 19

A Women’s Studies Colloquium will feature B. Ratma Kumari, a visiting scholar from Andhra University in India, in a lecture at noon in 4188 Joseph F. Smith Building. Her lecture is titled “Women Empowerment in India.” All are invited to attend.

Leonard Lipovich from Wayne State University will present a Microbiology and Molecular Biology Seminar titled “Functional and evolutionary genomics of mammalian long non-protein-coding RNA genes” at 11 a.m. in 248 Thomas L. Martin Building.

Dianna Douglas, associate producer of Morning Edition on National Public Radio, will present a David M. Kennedy Center International Relations lecture “Reporting on Iraq” at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, visit the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies Web site at kennedy.byu.edu.

Friday, Feb. 20

The English Reading Series welcomes Dave Nielson and Javen Tanner at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. For more information, visit lib.byu.edu/news.

BYU’s Multicultural Student Services will host “Music Night: A Celebration of African-American Music” from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom as part of BYU’s Black History Month celebrations. Tickets are $3 with a student ID and $4 without. For more information, visit multicultural.byu.edu.

Tuesday, Feb. 24

Arthur Brooks, professor of business and government policy from Syracuse University, will speak at a university forum at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

Wednesday, Feb. 25

Dodge Billingsley, documentary film producer and director of Combat Films & Research, will present a Global Awareness Lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, visit the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies Web site at kennedy.byu.edu.

Thursday, Feb. 26

A Women’s Studies Colloquium will feature David L. Paulsen from the Philosophy Department at noon in 4188 Joseph F. Smith Building. His lecture is titled “The Divine Feminine.” All are invited to attend.

Jared Rutter from the University of Utah will present a Microbiology and Molecular Biology Seminar at 11 a.m. in 248 Thomas L. Martin Building.

His Excellency Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, Brazilian ambassador to the United States, will present an Ambassadorial Insights Lecture, “Brazil-U.S. Relations,” at 11 a.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. For more information, visit the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies Web site at kennedy.byu.edu.

“King Corn” by Aaron Woolf, will be shown as part of the Harold B. Lee Library Documentary Cinema Film Series at 5 p.m. in the Lee Library Auditorium. This documentary features two friends, one acre of corn and the subsidized crop that drives the fast-food nation. For more information, please contact Julie Williamsen at (801) 422-6763.

Jeffrey Parkin, a professor in BYU’s Department of Theatre and Media Arts, will present a House of Learning Lecture, “Story and Authentic Messengers: Meditations on Film, Originality and Poisonous Art,” at 2 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit lib.byu.edu/news.

Judge Shauna Graves-Robertson, the first African-American woman appointed to the Salt Lake County District Court, will address the theme of Black History Month “So, Where Do We Go From Here?” at 11 a.m. in 3228 Wilkinson Student Center. For more information, visit multicultural.byu.edu.

Friday, Feb. 27

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections Motion Picture Archives Film Series presents a showing of “Western Union,” filmed in Southwestern Utah, at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and admission is free. For more information, contact James D’Arc at (801) 422-6371.

The English Reading Series welcomes author Angela Hallstrom. She will speak at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium.

Saturday, Feb. 28

BYU’s Multicultural Student Services will host an African-American Children’s Fair to teach African-American history and culture from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. The event is primarily for families with African-American children, but all are invited to attend. For more information, visit multicultural.byu.edu.

All Month

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum will host events for children ages 5 through 12 to learn about animals from all over the world in the Saturday Safari program. The events will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $12 for the first child and $10 for each additional child in the same family. The registration fee must be paid one week in advance and is not accepted the day of the class due to preparations involved. For a complete schedule and details, call the Bean Museum at (801) 422-5051 or visit www.mlbean.byu.edu.

Every Wednesday at 11 a.m., children age 10 and younger can enjoy story time at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, hearing stories about animals and nature read by a professional storyteller. The event is free each week, and registration is not necessary. For more information, call the Bean Museum at (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

Women's Services and Resources will host "Revitalizing Yoga" Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in 5519 Wilkinson Student Center. The class will teach simple yoga techniques designed to give students more energy and clearer minds. Admission is free, and the public is welcome. For more information, contact Women's Services and Resources at (801) 422-4877.

The Family History Library at the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU offers free family history classes the second and fourth Sunday of each month. The classes begin at 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The family history resources and consultants are available from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on these Sundays. For more information and a complete schedule of classes, visit www.lib.byu.edu/flslab.

BYU Student Service Association Service Squad meets every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the Student Leadership Office, 3400 WSC, to visit student dorms and apartments, performing simple acts of service like taking out the trash or doing dishes. All students are invited to join in and serve fellow students. For more information, contact Service Squad program director Ashley Kearl at (801) 635-7313 or a_kearl@hotmail.com.

Students are welcome every Tuesday night at the Wilkinson Student Center for BYUSA Club Night. Join with hundreds of students who enjoy dancing, sports, board games and a wide array of other interests. For more information, contact BYUSA Clubs at (801) 422-7339 or byusaclubs@byu.edu, or visit clubs.byu.edu.

The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 North 100 East in Provo, presents the exhibit “Touching the Past: Traditions of Casas Grandes.” This exhibit focuses on the lifestyle and rituals of the Casas Grandes people through their pottery and figurines. Another exhibit, “Kachinas of the Southwest: Dances, Dolls and Rain,” explores the Hopi religious ceremonies. The museum offers children’s programs as well as various date nights and cultural events. Teaching kits and tours are available, and volunteers are always welcome. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Hours are extended until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.

The BYU Earth Science Museum features dinosaur skeletons of a camptosaurus and an 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 N. Canyon Road in Provo. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call (801) 422-3680.

The Royden G. Derrick Planetarium at BYU’s Eyring Science Center will offer evening shows hosted by the BYU Astronomical Society Feb. 6, 13 and 20. Tickets will go on sale at the planetarium door starting at 6:30 p.m. and are $2 each. For more information, visit planetarium.byu.edu.

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

Writer: Angela Fischer

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