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What’s New at BYU for March 2010

Tuesday, March 2

Barbara Heise of the College of Nursing faculty will be speaking at the devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The BYU Broadcasting channels will air the devotional live. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.

Wednesday, March 3

Richard Bronk, a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, will be speaking at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. As a professor in the European Institute, he will be speaking on “Understanding the Economic Crisis: The Romantic Economist on Why Models Failed Us.”

The BYU Center for Economic Self-Reliance will be hosting a “Social Entrepreneurship Institute” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in 3714 Harold B. Lee Library. The event will address social entrepreneurship and social issues.

BYU’s Student Activities Board will be hosting “Acoustic Explosion” in the Wilkinson Student Center Varsity Theater at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Those that are interested in performing in upcoming shows can submit a demo to 3400 WSC.

Thursday, March 4

As part of the House of Learning Lecture Series, Renata Forste, chair of the Department of Sociology, will be speaking. The lecture will be in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium at 2 p.m. The lecture series showcases the newest research and highlights a different department every week.

BYU’s Women’s Services and Resources will be hosting a class, “Life Tastes Good Again: Eating Gluten Free,” at 11 a.m. in 3223 Wilkinson Student Center. The class will address issues of planning meals and foods. The class is open to the public.

As part of the Nibley Lecture Series, Bert Wilson will address “Folklore and Nibley” at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. The lecture is open to the public and is part of a series of weekly lectures sponsored by the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, in conjunction with Religious Education and the Harold B. Lee Library. For more information, visit mi.byu.edu.

Steven G. Wood of BYU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will be speaking at 4 p.m. in W140 Ezra Taft Benson Building. His subject is “An Introduction to POGIL: A Tool for Guided Inquiry Learning.”

BYU’s Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences will be hosting Chris Town of the Venter Institute at 11 a.m. in 248 Martin Building. He will be lecturing on “Genome triplication and its implications for morphological diversity in Brassica oleracea.”

Friday, March 5

Jon Njardarson, a professor at Cornell University, will be speaking at 4 p.m. in W140 Ezra Taft Benson Building. He will be speaking on “Natural Products and New Synthetic Methods.”

Tuesday, March 9

Elder Glenn L. Pace of the Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be speaking at the devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The BYU Broadcasting channels will air the devotional live. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.

Wednesday, March 10

Keith J. Allred, senior trial judge at Guantanamo Bay, will be speaking at BYU’s David M. Kennedy Center at 4:30 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building about the U.S. Navy and Guantanamo Bay.

BYU’s Student Activities Board will be showcasing “Comedy Frenzy” at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Varsity Theater.

John Price from the University of California, San Francisco will be a guest speaker at the W140 Ezra Taft Benson Building. He will be speaking at 4 p.m.

Thursday, March 11

The David M. Kennedy Center will be hosting a lecture, “Rising from the Dust: Mentoring Results from Excavating in Egypt.” The lecture will feature Aubrey E. Brower, Audrey Crandell and Kim Matheson from Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Courtney Innes from the Anthropology Department. The lecture will be at 11 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

The seventh annual Martin B. Hickman Outstanding Scholar Lecture will be given at 7 p.m. in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. Chair of the Sociology Department Renata Forste will be the speaker. Her lecture is titled “Maternal Education and Child Health: Why Educating Girls Matters.”

As part of the House of Learning Lecture Series, Allen Buskirk from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will be speaking. The lecture will be in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium at 2 p.m. The lecture series showcases the newest research and highlights a different department every week.

BYU’s Women’s Services and Resources will be hosting a class titled “The Disease to Please: A Voices of Courage Workshop” at 11 a.m. in 3380 Wilkinson Student Center. The class will address issues of how to handle abusive and inappropriate situations.

BYU’s Women’s Studies will host a lecture by art professor Heather Belnap Jensen at noon in 4188 Joseph F. Smith Building. Her lecture is titled “Fictive and Historical Patterns of Women Art Collectors in Napoleonic Europe.”

The Fourth Annual Neal A. Maxwell Lecture will be given by Mark H. Willes, president and CEO of Deseret Management Corporation, in the Assembly Hall of the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. It begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. For more information, visit mi.byu.edu.

Tomas Ganzwill be speaking at 4 p.m. in W140 Ezra Taft Benson Building. A professor in UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, he will be speaking on “Iron Homeostasis and its Disorders.”

Friday, March 12

Duke University professor Jiyong Hong will be speaking in W140 Ezra Taft Benson Building at 4 p.m. The subject of the lecture will be “The Chemistry and Biology of Subglutinols A and B.”

Friday and Saturday, March 12-13

BYU Studies will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a symposium Friday and Saturday, March 12-13, in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. The theme is “Of Things Both in Heaven and in the Earth.” The event is free and open to the public. A schedule is available online at byustudies.byu.edu.

Saturday, March 13

BYU’s Women’s Services and Resources will be hosting a Speed Dating Night at 6:30 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Garden Court. The event is free and open to the public.

A Game Show Date Night will be held at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum. The date night is for couples of all ages. Cost is $15 per couple and activities include a “Family Feud” style game show activity and a pizza dinner. Call (801) 422-5051 to sign up.

Monday through Friday, March 16-19

The 12th annual Inquiry Conference will run March 16-19. The presentations will be held daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Keynote speakers will speak daily at noon. Presentations will also feature international and cross-cultural field research by students from multiple disciplines at BYU. Topics will include international development, international health, gender and religion.

Tuesday, March 16

Jeff Belliston of the Harold B. Lee Library staff will be speaking at the devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The BYU Broadcasting channels will air the devotional live. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.

Wednesday, March 17

M.V. Krishnayya, site director for BYU’s India Study Abroad program, will be speaking at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. The subject of the lecture will be “Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi: The Legacies of Nonviolence.”

The BYU Center for Economic Self-Reliance will be hosting a “Social Entrepreneurship Institute” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in 3714 Harold B. Lee Library. The event will address social entrepreneurship in different geographical regions of the world.

BYU’s Student Activities Board will be hosting “BYU’s Best Dance Crew” at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.

Elizabeth C. Theil, professor at the University of California, Berkeley, will be speaking on “Ferritin Protein Nanocages: Gated Pores, Fe/O Catalysis and Homeostasis.” Her lecture will be taking place at 4 p.m. in W140 Ezra Taft Benson Building.

Thursday, March 18

As part of the House of Learning Lecture Series, Rachel Cook-Lyon from the David O. McKay School of Education will be speaking. The lecture will be in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium at 2 p.m. The lecture series showcases the newest research and highlights a different department every week.

George Batsche, professor and co-director of the Institute for School Reform in the School Psychology Program at the University of South Florida, will be the featured speaker at the 7th annual Benjamin Cluff Jr. lecture sponsored by the David O. McKay School of Education. The lecture will be held at 11 a.m. in the Assembly Hall of the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center.

As part of the Nibley Lecture Series, Eric Huntsman will speak on “Nibley and Classical Scholarship” at 7 p.m. in the HBLL Auditorium. The lecture is open to the public and is part of a series of weekly lectures sponsored by the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, in conjunction with Religious Education and the Harold B. Lee Library. For more information, visit mi.byu.edu.

Virginia Commonwealth University professor John Tew will be speaking at 4 p.m. in W140 Ezra Taft Benson Building. His subject is “Antigens are Processed and Presented to T Cells, but What About B Cells?”

Mark Chappell from the U.S. Department of Defense will be hosted by BYU’s Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences at 11 a.m. in 248 Martin Building. He will be lecturing on “Solid Phase Chemistry and its Control of Environmental Processes.”

Friday, March 19

BYUSA will be hosting the game show “The Cost is Correct!” at 8 p.m. in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium. Tickets are available at 3400 Wilkinson Student Center. Some tickets will also be available at the door.

BYU Women’s Services and Resources will be hosting a “White-Tie Ball for Abuse Prevention” at 7 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center Ballroom. Tickets are $10 and go on sale March 1 at the WSC Information Desk.

The BYU Center for Economic Self-Reliance will be hosting the Semifinals of the Social Venture Competition. Seven groups of students will present their ventures from 3 to 5 p.m. in 710 N. Eldon Tanner Building. Three finalists will be chosen to continue to the finals round in April.

Jeanne Hardy, a professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will be speaking at 4 p.m. in W140 Ezra Taft Benson Building. She will be lecturing about interrogating proteases that control cell death with chemical mutilation and fluorescent probes.

Tuesday, March 23

Capt. James Lovell, former NASA astronaut and Apollo 13 commander, will be speaking at the forum at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The BYU Broadcasting channels will air the forum live. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.

Robert Llewellyn Tyler, visiting professor of British history at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., will be speaking at 2 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. His subject for the lecture will be “Welsh Devolution.”

Wednesday, March 24

The semifinal round of the monthly BYU Idol will take place at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Varsity Theater. The audience will pick singers to participate in the finals round in April. Those interested in performing can contact the Student Activities Board at (801) 422-3122 or visit stab.byu.edu.

Thursday, March 25

The Department of Communications will host the annual Raymond E. and Ida Lee Beckham Lecture at 11 a.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. Ed Carter will be the speaker. His lecture will be “Copyright Ownership of Online News.” Carter has experience as both a journalist and lawyer.

As part of the House of Learning Lecture Series, Dirk Elzinga from the College of Humanities will be speaking. The lecture will be in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium at 2 p.m. The lecture series showcases the newest research and highlights a different department every week.

BYU’s Women’s Studies will host Virginia Scharff of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies in a lecture at noon in 4188 Joseph F. Smith Building. She will be speaking on “The Women Jefferson Loved.”

As part of the Nibley Lecture Series, Marilyn Arnold will be speaking on “Nibley on the Book of Mormon” at 7 p.m. in the HBLL Auditorium. The lecture is open to the public and is part of a series of weekly lectures sponsored by the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, in conjunction with Religious Education and the Harold B. Lee Library. For more information, visit mi.byu.edu.

Merlin L. Bruening, professor at Michigan State University, will be speaking at 4 p.m. in W140 Ezra Taft Benson Building. His subject will be “Polymer Brush-Modified Membranes from Gas Separations and Protein Purification.”

A professor at Texas A&M University, Brad Wilcox, will be speaking at 11 a.m. in 248 Martin Building. He will be hosted by BYU’s Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences. His lecture is titled, ”Ecohydrological Consequences of Transformational Change in Semiarid Landscapes.”

Friday, March 26

Ralph Sturgeon from the Institute of National Measurement Standards will be speaking at 4 p.m. in W140 Ezra Taft Benson Building. He is a touring speaker, and will lecture about “Reference Materials, Traceability and Uncertainty: New Challenges for the Analytical Community.”

Saturday, March 27

BYUSA will be hosting “Guitars Unplugged” at Provo’s Covey Center for the Arts. There will be two shows from 6 to 8 p.m. and from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the WSC Information Desk starting March 22. “Guitars Unplugged” will feature some of BYU’s best acoustic artists and original music.

Tuesday, March 30

Ross Spencer of the Department of Physics and Astronomy will be speaking at the devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The BYU Broadcasting channels will air the devotional live. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.

The David O. McKay School of Education will hold its fifth annual Mentored Research Conference from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Garden Court of the Wilkinson Student Center. The purpose of the conference is to showcase projects of mentored undergraduate and graduate students.

Wednesday, March 31

The BYU Center for Economic Self-Reliance will be hosting a “Social Entrepreneurship Institute” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in 3714 Harold B. Lee Library. The subject of the class will be “Defining Social Ventures.”

BYU’s Student Activities Board will be hosting “Acoustic Explosion” in the Wilkinson Student Center Varsity Theatre at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Those that are interested in performing in upcoming shows can submit a demo to 3400 WSC.

All Month

BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures will be hosting “Stories From Around the World” every Friday at 11 a.m. Preschoolers and young children can come to listen to folktales from other cultures and make a craft to take home or share with others. Admission is free.

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

Children ages 5-12 are welcome at Saturday Safari at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum. Each Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, participants will be transported around the globe, visiting rain forests, deep ocean trenches, deserts and more, while learning about the animals that inhabit each place. Registration is $12 for the first child in a family and $10 for each additional child. Register at least one week in advance as late registration is not accepted. For more information or to register, call the museum at (801) 422-5051. Additional details and weekly themes are available at mlbean.byu.edu.

Public shows are available nightly at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum. Mondays feature reptiles at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays feature “Adaptations” at 7:30 p.m. Utah animals and plants are showcased Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays feature “Ecosystems” at 7:30 p.m. Invertebrates will make their mark Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Saturday will showcase the return of reptiles at 1 and 3 p.m.

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum will host “Nature Experienceships” every Saturday. Children ages 12 and up are invited to participate. Cost is $10. The “Experienceship” will feature Herpetology Curator Jack Sites with slithering reptiles and awesome amphibians.

The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N. 100 East in Provo, presents the exhibit “New Lives: Building Community at Fourmile Ruin.” This exhibit explores an ancient abandoned pueblo in Arizona that was built by native inhabitants. 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, family home evenings and cultural events. Teaching kits and tours are available, and volunteers are always welcome. Museum hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Hours are extended until 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.

The BYU Museum of Paleontology, formerly the Earth Science Museum, was recently expanded to display most of its collection. Now, with the new 5,000 square-foot addition, the museum features a replica of a 9-foot-long triceratops skull from Montana, dinosaur bones found last summer near Moab, a Cretaceous nest, dinosaur skeletons of a Camptosaurus and an Allosaurus and a mural of the Utah-Colorado region in the Jurassic Period. Visitors can touch real fossils and view fossils being prepared in the active laboratory. The museum, located at 1683 N. Canyon Road in Provo, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended “Family Night” hours Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (801) 422-3680.

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

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 library’s 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/fslab/classes.html.

Complimentary tours of the BYU campus are available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. For more information, call (801) 422-4678.

Writer: Brandon Garrett

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