What’s New for November 2006
Wednesday, Nov. 1
The Utah Supreme Court will hold two regular sessions in the J. Reuben Clark Law School’s Moot Court room. This annual event features real cases being presented to the Court so students can observe. The cases to be presented are “State of Utah v. Mitchell Worwood” at 10 a.m. and “State of Utah v. Felipe Santana-Ruiz” at 11 a.m.
A BYU assistant professor of Chinese, Steven L. Riep, will present “Remapping Taipei: How Poets and Filmmakers Rethink Postwar Nationalist Cultural Policy” at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
Acoustic Explosion is a free concert that features acoustic talent on campus. The show will be in the Wilkinson Student Center Traditions Lounge at 7 p.m. To submit a demo to the Student Activities Board, visit 3371 Wilkinson Student Center. For more info, call (801) 422-3122.
Thursday, Nov. 2
The annual Virginia F. Cutler Lecture, sponsored by the School of Family Life and the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences, will be held at 7 p.m. in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. The lecture will be given by Kathryn Daynes from the History Department, who will present “Metamorphosis of Mormon Polygamy in the 19th Century.”
Cameron Ghalambor from Colorado State University will be speaking at the Integrative Biology seminar at 11 a.m. in 248 Thomas L. Martin Building. His talk is titled “What Do Comparative Experiments Reveal About the Nature of Ecological and Evolutionary Trade-Offs?"
A University of Iowa professor, Peter Mohler, will be speaking on "Dysfunction in Ankyrin-Based Cellular Pathways for Ion Channel Trafficking and Human Arrhythmia" at 11 a.m. in W111 Ezra Taft Benson Building.
Friday, Nov. 3
A benefit concert, sponsored by the Bachelor of Social Work Student Association and featuring Egan’s Theory, The Tengelsen Brothers and Forgotten Charity, will help raise money for Sub-for-Santa and the local food bank from 8-10 p.m. in 3228 Wilkinson Student Center. Doors will open at 7:30. Tickets will be $3 with a can of food, $4 without. Lisa Stoffer, a member of Divine Comedy, will be the master of ceremonies.
A member of the BYU geology faculty, Brooks Britt, will present at an Ecolunch event with the Integrative Biology Department. The Ecolunch will be held at noon in 403 John A. Widtsoe Building. Attendees should bring their own lunches.
At noon, the English Department Reading Series will feature author Katharine Coles, a visiting creative writing and literature professor from the University of Utah, whose books include three collections of poems, “The Golden Years of the Fourth Dimension,” “A History of the Garden” and “The One Right Touch.” The reading will take place in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. Refreshments and a book signing will follow.
Five of the best a cappella groups from BYU along with Eclipse will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom.
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3-4
Fall Preference, BYUSA-sponsored dances where the asking roles are reversed and women invite men, will take place on both Friday and Saturday. Tickets (which are nonrefundable) go on sale starting Monday, Oct. 30. A complete list of locations and ticket prices can be found at http://byunews.byu.edu/calendar/index.aspx.
Sunday, Nov. 5
Bishop Keith B. McMullin of the Presiding Bishopric of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak at a Church Education System fireside at 6 p.m. in the Marriott Center. It will be broadcast live on BYU Television and BYU Radio. For rebroadcast times, visit byub.org.
Monday, Nov. 6
A United States Holocaust Memorial Museum senior program officer, Suzanne Brown-Fleming, will speak on “The Holocaust and the New Catholic Conscience” at 1 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
Tuesday, Nov. 7
The university forum assembly will feature Jonathan Spence from Yale University. Spence’s talk is titled “China Right Now: Does the Past Matter?” It will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. For rebroadcast times, visit byubroadcasting.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 8
A Central Intelligence Agency historian, Nicholas Dujmovic, will speak at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. He will present “Telescope Around: A CIA Historian Looks at the Agency’s Future.”
The BYU Spelling Bee, a free event sponsored by the Student Activities Board, begins registration at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center’s Traditions Lounge. Entrants will compete for a first-place prize; arriving early for registration is recommended. For more information, contact (801) 422-3122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies will sponsor the annual William Howard and Hazel Butler Peters Lecture at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. The lecture will be given by the Center’s newly appointed Lemuel Hardison Redd Jr. Professor of Western American History, Ignacio Garcia. The title of his lecture will be "A Class Apart: Mexican-Americans, Inequality and the Supreme Court.”
Thursday, Nov. 9
Fred Allendorf from the University of Montana will be speaking at a College of Biology and Agriculture seminar at 11 a.m. in W-112 Ezra Taft Benson Building. His seminar is titled "Conservation and Genetics of a New Zealand Icon: The Tuatara."
Craig Coleman will be presenting a House of Learning lecture, "Biotechnology and Stewardship," at 2 p.m. in the first floor auditorium of the Harold B. Lee Library.
Women’s Services and Resources will present a seminar on “Conflict Resolution” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in 3223 Wilkinson Student Center given by Tamara Fackrell.
The Annual James L. Barker Lecture in Language and Linguistics sponsored by the College of Humanities will host David Hart, a professor of Russian, in B092 Joseph F. Smith Building at 11 a.m. His lecture title is “L4: Lifelong Language Learning.”
Friday, Nov. 10
The Mormon Historic Sites Foundation and the BYU Religious Studies Center are cosponsoring a symposium focused on Oliver Cowdery’s life and mission, titled “Oliver Cowdery, Restoration Witness, Second Elder,” in conjunction with the bicentennial of his birth. The symposium will be held in the BYU Conference Center from noon until 5 p.m. Speakers will include Richard L. Bushman, Susan Easton Black, John W. Welch and many others. Topics will cover Cowdery’s activities, contributions and service during the early years of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For more information, contact Alexander L. Baugh, (801) 422-5164.
A doctoral student in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Ashley Egan, will present an Ecolunch event with the Integrative Biology Department at noon in 403 John A. Widtsoe Building. She will speak on “Phylogenetics and Biogeography of North American Psoraleeae (Leguminosae): A Recent, Rapid Radiation.” Attendees should bring their own lunches.
Poet Kamau Brathwaite will be reading some of his work as part of an English Reading Series event in the first floor auditorium of the Harold B. Lee Library at noon. A question-and-answer period, refreshments and a book signing will follow.
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11
BYU’s annual Murder Mystery dinner theatre — “The Inheritance” — on both Friday and Saturday feature one event at 6 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m. at Spring Haven Lodge (maps available with ticket purchase). Each show lasts approximately three hours and includes a light dinner and prizes. Tickets go on sale for $15 on Oct. 30 at the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk. (There is a discount with the Bored No More card.) For more information, contact the Events Management office at (801) 422-6009 or e-mail email@example.com.
This semester’s BYU DanceSport Championships will be held in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom all day Friday and Saturday. Ticket prices are as follows: Student admission: $7, general admission: $10, reserved seating: $12, table seating: $16. Visiting professionals will be Urs Geisenhainer and Agnes Kazmierczak, one of the British Open Rising Star Finalist couples in International Standard Ballroom Dance. They will perform both nights at approximately 9 p.m. For more information, contact the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-7664 or performances.byu.edu. A complete competition schedule will be available a few days in before the event online at byudancesport.com.
On Friday and Saturday, the Law School will host the Orrin Hatch Trial Advocacy Conference, part of the Orrin G. Hatch Distinguished Trial Lawyer Lecture Series. The event will feature nationally and internationally renowned trial attorneys speaking on a variety of topics. Saturday’s events will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the Varsity Theater. For more information, contact Julie Reese at (801) 422-4278.
Saturday, Nov. 11
BYU Women will meet at 2 p.m. in 3211 Wilkinson Student Center. Brent Ashworth, a rare document, book and art collector, will present Americana artifacts and insights on the topic, “Giving Thanks for Pilgrims and Patriots.” Jaren Hinckley, faculty member in the BYU School of Music, will perform a clarinet solo. Refreshments will be served, and guests are welcome. Membership is open to all full-time BYU women employees and wives of full-time employees, past and present. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 15
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. The Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Oleh Shamshur, will present an Ambassadorial Insight lecture on “Ukraine-U.S. Relations” at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
November’s BYU Idol talent competition will take place at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theater. Slots fill up fast, and if students would like to perform, they should contact the Student Activities Board at (801) 422-3122. The top monthly performers will compete in December for the title of BYU Idol.
Thursday, Nov. 16
The Thai Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Virasakdi Futrakul, will present an Ambassadorial Insight lecture on “Thailand-U.S. Relations” at noon in 238 R. Clark Building.
The BYU Neuroscience Center speaker will be David Lewkowicz from Florida Atlantic University. His presentation is titled "Of Monkeys and Men: What Can the Former Tell Us About the Development of Perception in the Latter?"
Women’s Services and Resources will present a seminar given by Stacey Wardwell called “What Every College Woman Should Know About Dating” from 11 a.m. to noon in 3222 Wilkinson Student Center.
Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 16-18
Dollar Night at the Varsity Theater will feature the premiere of “The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided.” Tickets are $1 and there will be screenings at 7 and 9:15 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 17
A doctoral student in plant and animal sciences, Emily Putnam will present an Ecolunch event for the Integrative Biology Department at noon in 403 John A. Widtsoe Building. Her speech is titled “Draba, Draba, Draba.” Attendees should bring their own lunches.
A professor of geography from the University of California, Los Angeles, John A. Agnew, will speak on "Europe, NATO and the United States: The New Geopolitics of European Security” at 2 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
Tuesday, Nov. 28
The BYU devotional will be given by BYU Athletic Director Thomas Holmoe at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. It will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. For rebroadcast times, visit byubroadcasting.net.
Wednesday, Nov. 29
An emeritus director and professor at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Thomas Yuill, will give a presentation titled “Emerging Diseases in the Tropics: Biology Meets Economics, Politics and Culture” at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
Thursday, November 30
A speaker from the University of Michigan, Bryan Carstens, will be featured at an Integrative Biology seminar at 11 a.m. in 248 Thomas L. Martin Building. His seminar is titled “Socially-mediated Speciation: Morphs and the Evolution of Coadapted Genes."
A House of Learning lecture, "Evacuation of LDS Missionaries from Czechoslovakia, 1939," will be delivered by David Boone at 2 p.m. in the first floor auditorium of the Harold B. Lee Library.
Writer: Brooke Eddington