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What's New at BYU for March 2007

What’s New at Brigham Young University March 2007

Thursday, March 1

The 38th Annual BYU Counseling Workshop will take place Thursday and Friday at the BYU Conference Center. The keynote speech will be presented by Luis A. Vásquez, who will discuss “Providing Services to Latino Populations in Mental Health and School Settings: Enhancing Our Cultural Competencies.” For registration and additional information, contact Continuing Education at (801) 422-2568 or visit ce.byu.edu.

The College of Religious Education and the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology will come together to host a symposium titled “The Gospel: The Foundation for a Professional Career” on campus Thursday and Friday. Speakers will include Elder Richard G. Scott, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Douglas E. Brinley, BYU professor of Church history and doctrine; and King Husein, CEO of Span Construction, among others. For registration information, contact Tamera Seely at (801) 422-2814 or visit et.byu.edu/charactersymposium.

The Department of History will host the 22nd Annual Russel B. Swensen Lecture at 11 a.m. in 1060 Harold B. Lee Library, featuring T. H. Breen, a specialist in the field of early American and revolutionary history. His lecture is titled “It Rained Dead Cats and Dogs the Day the Revolution Began: Political Ideology and Popular Mobilization on the Eve of American Independence.” Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

“War, Soldiers and Families: Psychosocial Consequences of the Middle East Conflicts” will be the topic for a Social Work Visiting Scholar Lecture presented by Jesse J. Harris from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 446 Thomas L. Martin Building. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Friday, March 2

The English Department Reading Series will feature Leonard Tourney in its first March lecture at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

John W. Welch of the BYU law faculty will highlight a “House of Learning” lecture with “The Stories Behind the Two Roman Bronze Plates” now on display in the Harold B. Lee Library” at 3 p.m. in the library Auditorium. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Saturday, March 3

The Ninth Annual BYU Student Women’s Conference will take place in the WSC Ballroom and various classrooms from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All female BYU students are invited to attend. Speakers will include Randy Bott, LaNae Valentine and Todd and Debbie Parker. For more information, contact Women’s Services and Resources at (801) 422-4877.

Sunday, March 4

Elder Neil L. Andersen, member of the Presidency of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ, will present a Church Educational System Fireside at 6 p.m. in the Marriott Center. It will be broadcast live on BYU Television and BYU Radio.

Tuesday, March 6

The weekly devotional will feature William Barrett of the Department of Computer Science at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Wednesday, March 7

The Graduation Fair, a “one-stop shop for graduation” for April graduates, will take place Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the upper level of the BYU Bookstore. Booths will help graduates get fitted for caps and gowns and order memorabilia such as diploma frames and class rings.

The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host Gary A. Rendsburg, chair of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University, for a Global Awareness Lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. He will discuss “Unlikely Heroes: Women as Israel.” Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Student acoustic talent will take center stage at Acoustic Explosion, a free event beginning at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Traditions Lounge. For more information or to submit a demo tape, contact the Student Activities Board at (801) 422-3122.

Thursday, March 8

“The New York Times and the First Amendment” will be the topic for George Freeman, assistant general counsel for the New York Times, as he addresses students at 11 a.m. in B092 Joseph F. Smith Building. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Gary A. Rendsburg, chair of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University, will speak on “Light From Egypt on the Exodus Story” at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building for an Ancient Near Eastern Studies Lecture. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

A Latin American Studies Lecture will feature Nicolas Shumway, chair and Tomas Rivera Regents Professor of Spanish-American Literature at the University of Texas at Austin, at 3 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. Shumway will speak on "Borges and God." Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Rulon Pope will headline the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences Martin B. Hickman Lecture, this year titled “Deal or No Deal: Risk Aversion, Smoothing and Prudence.” The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Friday, March 9

The Family Outreach Conference will take place in the BYU Conference Center beginning at 8:15 a.m. The event is designed to help citizens answer the call of “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and help them implement positive resources in their own communities. Speakers will include marriage and family experts discussing topics such as “Revolutionizing Marriage Education,” “Reaching Families Through the Media” and “Turning Your Family Strengthening Concept into a Reality.” For registration information, contact Conferences and Workshops at (801) 422-8925 or ce.byu.edu.

The Fourth annual BYU Teacher Fair, to be held in the WSC Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is “sold out” with 130 employers coming to meet with students. All education students are encouraged to attend with resumes and questions for potential employers. For more information, contact Lisa Christensen at (801) 422-6935.

Award-winning author Christopher Cokinos will speak at this week’s English Department Reading Series at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. Admission is free, and the public is welcome to attend.

Monday, March 12

“Generations Working Together,” this year’s Russell B. Clark Gerontology Health Conference, will run from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the BYU Conference Center. Presentation topics will include caregiving, Alzheimer’s disease, fitness for the elderly and nutrition findings. Admission to the conference is free, and the public is welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, e-mail gerontology_info@byu.edu.

His Excellency Sir David Manning, ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United States, will address the university at 2 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Tuesday, March 13

Elder Quentin L. Cook, member of the Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ, will speak to students from the Marriott Center at 11:05 a.m. for the university devotional. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Wednesday, March 14

The Office Professionals Advisory Committee and Human Resource Services will present the 15th Annual Office Professionals Conference Wednesday through Friday in the Wilkinson Student Center. The conference is themed “Joy in the Journey.” Speakers will include Brad Wilcox, Newell Dayley and Dale and Nancy Murphy. For more information, contact an OPAC area representative or e-mail opac@byu.edu.

His Excellency Federico A. Humbert Arias, Panamanian ambassador to the United States, is scheduled to present “Panama: Social Challenges, Political Responsibilities and Economic Opportunities” at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

The Faculty Women's Association will host a panel of BYU female administration leaders for its March meeting, starting at 3:30 p.m. in 3380 WSC. "The View From the Top: Perspectives on Rank and Status and Faculty Development and Leadership" will feature Sherry Baker, Renanta Forste, Patti Freeman, Sara Lee Gibb, Mary Anne Prater, Sandra Rogers and Jan Sharman. To submit questions to the meeting's question and answer period, e-mail fwa.byu.edu.

The Middle Eastern Film Series will present “Turtles Can Fly” Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

The BYU Center for Service and Learning will sponsor “Service to the World” from 6 to 9 p.m., an evening for students to donate time to those less fortunate. Activities will include making books and toys for children around the world, which will be distributed by LDS Humanitarian Services.

Students will team up and look for treasure during the Student Activities Board’s free popular event “Treasure Hunters” at 7 p.m. in the WSC Traditions Lounge. For more information, contact the board at (801) 422-3122.

Thursday, March 15

The 7th Annual Family History Technology Workshop will take place at the BYU Conference Center for those who enjoy learning about using technology to do genealogy. Topics of discussion will include digital photography, scanning technology, image enhancement and indexing original documents. For registration and other information, visit fht.byu.edu.

Applications for research awards from the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies are due by 5 p.m. in 366 SWKT. Awards of various amounts will be awarded for faculty and student research, publication assistance and public programming. For more information, contact the Charles Redd Center at (801) 422-4048.

Alan Tansman, professor of East Asian languages and cultures at the University of California at Berkeley, will speak on “Jewish and Japanese Responses to Atrocity” at 11 a.m. in B094 Joseph F. Smith Building. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Mitchell A. Seligson, Centennial Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University, will speak on "Challenges to Democratization in Latin America: Evidence from the AmericasBarometer 2006" at 11 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

The School of Social Work will sponsor a neuroscience seminar in 455 Thomas L. Martin Building at 11 a.m. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

A “House of Learning” lecture featuring Tony Brown of the Department of German and Slavic Languages will focus on “Redefining Cultural Identities: An Examination of Cross-Cultural Perspectives from Russian and American University-Age Students” at 2 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Friday, March 16

The 2007 Computerized Family History and Genealogy Conference will take place Friday and Saturday at the BYU Conference Center. The event will be a “how-to guide” for beginning, intermediate and advanced researchers on how to use the advancements in computer programs for family history work. For registration information, contact Conferences and Workshops at (801) 422-8925 or visit ce.byu.edu.

"Securing American Diplomacy Worldwide: Life as a Special Agent," will be the topic of an International Relations Lecture at 11 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. The featured speaker will be Frederick R. Stolpher, special agent in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security in the U.S. Department of State. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Tom Noyes will speak for the weekly English Department Reading Series at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library. Admission is free, and the public is welcome to attend.

Monday, March 19

“Korea-U.S. Relations” will be the topic of a lecture scheduled to be given by His Excellency Lee Tae-sik, Korean ambassador to the United States, at 3 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Tuesday, March 20

The university devotional will be delivered by Gerrit Gong, assistant to the President for Planning and Assessment at BYU. The lecture will begin at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

BYU Multicultural Student Services will host the annual Luau celebration Tuesday and Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. Dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and the show, featuring student dancers, will begin at 7 p.m. The performance will focus on traditional dances from Fiji, Hawaii, Tahiti, Tonga, Samoa and New Zealand. Tickets are available at the WSC Info Desk. For more information, e-mail byuluau@byu.edu.

Wednesday, March 21

“Film and the Crisis of National Identity in France” will be the issue discussed at a Global Awareness lecture presented by Stépane Pillet, deputy manager of the INRS-Institute Armand-Frappier in Quebec, Canada, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

March’s Annaley Neagle Redd Lecture will feature Clyde Milner II and Carol O’Connor at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. They will discuss the life of Granville Stuart, a prominent figure in the American West. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Thursday, March 22

Dance masters will have the chance to show off their moves at the Student Activities Board’s Dance-Dance Revolution Tournament at 7 p.m. in the WSC Terrace. Admission is free. For more information, contact the board at (801) 422-3122.

Friday, March 23

Student authors will present their literary works at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library for the weekly English Department Reading Series. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

The annual Harold A. Cedartree Memorial Pow-Wow will take place Friday and Saturday in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom and Garden Court. The Grand Entry, featuring the event’s dance teams, will kick off the celebration Friday at 6 p.m., and the Miss Indian BYU Pageant will follow at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. On Saturday, pow-wow goers can explore different cultural booths with food and vendors from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are available at the WSC Information Desk for $4 for the general public and $3 for students with ID.

President Cecil O. Samuelson will be the inaugural speaker for the first Neal A. Maxwell Institute lecture at 7 p.m. in the JSB Auditorium. He will speak on becoming a disciple-scholar. A reception will follow at 8 p.m. Admission will be free, and the public is welcome to attend.

Saturday, March 24

The annual Rex E. Lee Run will begin at 9 a.m. at the Clarence Robison Track. The event honors former BYU President Rex Lee and those continuing to fight against cancer. For registration and other information, visit rexleerun.byu.edu.

The College of Humanities will present a Theatre Festival in B192 Joseph F. Smith Building at 2 p.m. Students will perform short scenes and full-length plays, some with translation and others in their original languages, from theatre traditions including English, French, Romanian, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Native American and others. For more information, contact Dale Pratt at dale_pratt@byu.edu.

Monday, March 26

The annual Choose to Give campaign will take place this week on campus as students are encouraged to donate to the Annual Fund. Money received goes to funding buildings on campus, such as the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center, and granting student scholarships.

The Central Utah Science & Engineering Fair will take place today through Thursday in the BYU Conference Center. More than 700 youngsters in grades 5-12 will represent research projects, experiments and inventions in a contest for $30,000 in cash and scholarships, as well as the opportunity to represent central Utah at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair. For more information, contact John Gardner at (801) 422-2202.

"Spies in Film and Fiction," a weeklong series of film showings, lectures and panel discussions on the truth behind espionage, will take place in 238 Herald R. Clark Building today through Friday. For a complete schedule of events, visit kennedy.byu.edu/events/spies/php. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Robert Schulzinger, director of the International Affairs Program at the University of Colorado, will discuss “Iraq and Vietnam: Lessons Learned and Mislearned” at 2 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building for an International Relations Lecture. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Tuesday, March 27

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns will present a forum address at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The forum will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Wednesday, March 28

All female students are invited to attend a free "Fact vs. Myth" seminar about breast and cervical cancer from 1-3 p.m. in 3326 WSC. Gina Clay, an oncology nurse, will debunk common myths about the diseases and discuss recognition and treatment. The seminar is sponsored by the Utah Breast and Cervical Cancer Task Force and BYU Women's Services. For more information, contact Philip Brown at (801) 892-6634.

This year’s BYU Idol will be decided at the event’s semester finale, beginning at 7 p.m. in the WSC Terrace. The winner will be selected by the audience. For more information, contact the Student Activities Board at (801) 422-3122.

Thursday, March 29

Jane Clayson Johnson, former co-anchor of CBS' "The Early Show" and a BYU alumna, will speak on "A Few Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Went Out into the World" at 11 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. She will also autograph copies of her new book, "I Am a Mother."

The Geography Department will host a guest lecture at 11 a.m. in the Varsity Theatre. Larry Ford of San Diego State University will address "Residential Towers and Housing Markets: Globalization, House Form and City Structure." Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Allen Sanderson will present two lectures Thursday. The first, which will begin at 11 a.m. in 260 Tanner Building, will be on the economics of sports, and at 3 p.m., he will discuss economic issues in the 2008 election in 1170 Talmage Building. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Brooks Britt will talk about “CSI Moab: Dinosaur Death Assemblage” for a “House of Learning” lecture at 2 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

The Benjamin Cluff Jr. Annual Lecture will feature Garth L. Mangum, emeritus Max McGraw Professor of Economics and Management at the University of Utah, at 3 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. He will address "Education: The Bridge Out of Poverty." Additionally, three BYU professors will be recognized for outstanding work in their fields. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Pamela S. Soltis, curator of the Laboratory of Molecular Systematics and Evolutionary Genetics at the Florida Museum of Natural History, will be the featured speaker for the semiannual John Tanner Lectureship Series at 7 p.m. in the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum auditorium. Her lecture is titled “The Origin of Species: Examples from the Plant Genus Tragopogon.” Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Friday, March 30

“Humorous Verse” will be the theme for this week’s English Department Reading Series, as bad poetry will be solicited from the audience. The free event will begin at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium, and the public is welcome.

The First Lady of Peru, Maria del Pilar Nores Bodereau de Garcia, will speak on "A Conversation with the First Lady of Peru" at 2 p.m. in 151 N. Eldon Tanner Building. The lecture will be presented entirely in Spanish. Admission will be free, and the public is welcome to attend.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega, American Samoa representative to the U.S. Congress, will talk about seceurity issues in the Asian Pacific at 2 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Robert L. Millet, professor of ancient scripture, will present the annual Summerhays Lecture at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. He will speak on "Getting at the Truth: Science and Religion in the Best of All Worlds." Admission will be free, and the public is welcome.

Writer: Elizabeth Kasper

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