What’s New at BYU for March 2006
Wednesday, March 1
Gregory B. Craig, a partner with Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C., will present the Global Awareness Lecture “The U.N. Scandal that Wasn’t: Understanding the Volcker Report” at noon in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. Admission is free.
Wednesday-Friday, March 1-3
The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host the Eighth Annual Field Studies Inquiry Conference from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Admission is free.
Thursday, March 2
David Crandall will speak on “A Civilized Account of Savage Thought: How Do ‘Natives’ Think” as part of the Harold B. Lee Library’s House of Learning Lecture Series at 2 p.m. in the library auditorium. Admission is free.
Lizabeth Cohen, the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies at Harvard University, will give the 21st annual Russel B. Swensen Lecture on “The Life of Edward J. Logue and the Rebuilding of America’s Cities after World War II” at 11 a.m. in 111 Ezra Taft Benson Building.
Donna M. Hughes, professor and Eleanor M. and Oscar M. Carlson Endowed Chair from the University of Rhode Island, will speak on “Global Trafficking: A Form of Modern-Day Slavery” as part of the Human Trafficking Conference at 11 a.m. in B002 Joseph F. Smith Building. A question-and-answer session will follow the lecture from noon to 12:45 p.m. in B192 JFSB. Admission is free to both events.
The “To the Power of 2 Mentoring Expo” will display the results of students’ mentored projects from 1:30-3 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace. Admission is free.
Sunday, March 5
Elder Merrill J. Bateman of the Presidency of the Seventy 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. The fireside will be broadcast live on the BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and at byubroadcasting.org. Rebroadcast information is available by visiting byubroadcasting.org.
Tuesday, March 7
Stephen Jones, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications, will speak at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center for a campus devotional. It will be broadcast live on the KBYU networks. Rebroadcast information is available at byubroadcasting.org.
The BYU Army ROTC will host an open house from 5-6:30 p.m. in 3220 Wilkinson Student Center. Refreshments will follow an information session about different opportunities with the Army ROTC. Admission is free.
Thursday, March 9
The Computer Science Department will host the sixth annual Workshop on Technology for Family History and Genealogical Research from 7 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the BYU Conference Center with keynote speaker Peter Norvig from Google, Inc. Registration is $60 or $38 with student ID. For registration and details, visit fht.byu.edu or call (801) 422-8925.
The Women’s Services and Resources Center will host Rory Reid, who will speak on “The Do’s and Don’ts of Online Dating” at 11 a.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. Admission is free.
Gary C. Bryner from the Political Science Department will present the 13th Martin B. Hickman Outstanding Scholar Lecture at 7 p.m. in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. Admission is free and a reception will follow the lecture.
Friday, March 10
The Computerized Genealogy Conference will take place Friday and Saturday, March 10-11, in the BYU Conference Center. For registration and details, visit genealogyconferences.byu.edu or call (801) 422-8925.
The L. Tom Perry Special Collections Motion Picture Archive Film Series will present “Warlock,” a classic Western film made in Utah, at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free.
Monday, March 13
The 16th annual Russell B. Clark Gerontology Health Conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the BYU Conference Center. Free lunch and glaucoma testing will be provided for participants. Admission is free and all are invited to attend.
Tuesday, March 14
Thomas Griffith, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, will speak at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center for a campus devotional. It will be broadcast live on the KBYU networks. Rebroadcast information is available at byubroadcasting.org.
Wednesday, March 15
The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host a lecture by John Lewis Gaddis, author of the Kennedy Center book of the semester, “Surprise, Security, and the American Experience,” at 3 p.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium. Admission is free.
Thursday, March 16
The Women’s Services and Resources Center will host Steve Smith for the lecture “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do” at 11 a.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. Admission is free.
Monday, March 20
The BYU Family Studies Center will sponsor the three-day Families and Work Research Conference Monday through Wednesday, March 20-22, in the BYU Conference Center. For registration and details, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/familywork/ or call (801) 422-8925.
Tuesday, March 21
Elder Robert C. Oaks of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center for a campus devotional. It will be broadcast on the KBYU networks. Rebroadcast information is available at byubroadcasting.org.
Wednesday, March 22
James Toronto, associate professor of Arabic and Islamic studies and R. John Matthies assistant professor of French, will present the Global Awareness Lecture “Kicking the Anthill: The Securitization of French Islam” at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Admission is free.
Wednesday through Sunday, March 22-26
Brigham Young University will host the 2006 PLANET Professional Landcare Network Student Career Days Wednesday through Sunday, March 22-26, a four-day competitive event for students enrolled in landscape horticulture programs at colleges and universities across the country. Expected attendance will include approximately 1,500 students, faculty and landscape professionals. Further information is available at www.studentcareerdays.org or from Phil Allen at (801) 422-2421.
Thursday, March 23
His Excellency Sereywath Ek, Cambodian Ambassador to the U.S., will present the Area Focus Lecture “Cambodia–-U.S. Relations” at 11 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Admission is free.
Friday, March 24
The L. Tom Perry Special Collections Motion Picture Archive Film Series will present “Saps at Sea” and “County Hospital” at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. Both films star the famous comedians Laurel and Hardy. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free.
Tuesday, March 28
Gordon Gee, chancellor of Vanderbilt University, will speak at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center for a campus forum. It will be broadcast on the KBYU networks. Rebroadcast information is available at byubroadcasting.org.
Thursday, March 30
Bill Miller, one of the most accomplished Native American musicians in the country, will speak and perform at 11 a.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. Admission is free.
Mark R. D. Seaward of the University of Bradford will present the 18th annual John Tanner Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. in the Tanner Auditorium of the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum. He will speak on “The Role of Lichens in Shaping Our World.” A reception will precede the lecture at 6:30 p.m. on the main exhibit floor. Admission is free.
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 BYU's Harold B. Lee Library will continue the exhibition, “Remembering Joseph Smith,, Jr.: 1805-2005,” in the O.C. Tanner Gallery until the end of April. The exhibit celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Admission is free. The exhibit is located on the first level of the library and is available weekdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The BYU Earth Science Museum is displaying "Torvosaurus Tanneri," a large, carnivorous dinosaur. The museum also features two fully mounted 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 North Canyon Road in Provo. The museum is open Mondays 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.
The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum will host the annual Nature Photography Competition and Exhibition beginning March 3, with an awards ceremony that night at 7 p.m. in the museum’s Tanner Auditorium on the lower floor of the museum. A reception will follow the awards ceremony on the main exhibit floor. The photo exhibition will last until March 27. A new exhibit, “Sheep of the World,” will open March 27 in the Center Atrium exhibit space and will be on display for six months. 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 museum's permanent collection. The Don Cox Wildlife Collection is on display in the third floor exhibit gallery. Other exhibits on display include a 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. 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. For more information, please call (801) 422-5051.
The BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 North 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. Another new exhibition titled “Seeking the Divine: Ritual, Prayer and Celebration” explores rituals and ceremonies that empower people to seek the divine through more than 150 artifacts from countries around the world. It will be on display through April 2007. 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.
The BYU Astronomical Society presents public shows each Friday night at the Eyring Science Center. The cost is $2 per person and the event is open to the public. For more information, visit planetarium.byu.edu.
BYU Conferences and Workshops offer a number of programs for adults, youth and children throughout the year. For information regarding sports and dance camps, education workshops and mothers-and-daughters camps, 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, visit 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. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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: Brian Rust