What’s New at BYU for September 2005
Thursday, Sept. 1
Jon Huntsman will speak at the annual J. Reuben Clark Law School Founder’s Day dinner on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City. The event is open to all interested alumni, students and friends of the BYU Law School. The dinner costs $37 per person, and online registration can be found at: http://www.law2.byu.edu/FoundersDayDinner/FDDGuestRegistration2005.pdf.
Tuesday, Sept. 6
R. J. Snow, professor of political science, will speak Tuesday, Sept. 6, 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 www.byubroadcasting.org.
Thursday, Sept. 8
Valerie Hudson, professor of political science, will speak Thursday, Sept. 8, at noon on “The Geography and Politics of Gender in Civilizations,” in 1063G Joseph Fielding Smith Building.
Helen Lane will speak Thursday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m. in 446 Thomas L. Martin Building for a Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science Department seminar presented by the BYU College of Biology and Agriculture.
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10
The J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU will host the Federal Marriage Amendment Conference at the Law School Sept. 9 and 10. For more information, contact the administrative director, Camille S. Williams, at (801) 422-3623 or visit http://www.law2.byu.edu/marriage_family/Sept9conference/September9conference.htm.
Sunday, Sept. 11
Susan W. Tanner, general president for the Young Women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak Sunday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Marriott Center for a CES fireside. It will be broadcast on the BYU satellite networks. Rebroadcast information is available at www.byubroadcasting.org.
Tuesday, Sept. 13
Lee Braithwaite, professor of integrative biology, will speak Tuesday, Sept. 13, 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 www.byubroadasting.org.
Thursday, Sept. 15
R. Seegmiller and Keri Low will speak Thursday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m. in W111 Ezra Taft Benson Building for a BYU Physiology and Developmental Biology department seminar.
BYU students are invited to learn more about world discovery opportunities at the International Study Program’s fall open house on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 3 to 6 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. The event is sponsored by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.
Thursday, Sept. 22
Wendy Watson, a marriage and family therapist, will speak Thursday, Sept. 22, at noon in 1063G Joseph Fielding Smith Building as part of the BYU Women’s Studies Colloquium. She will discuss a qualitative study of supports women find most beneficial when dealing with a spouse’s sexually addictive and compulsive behaviors.
Omar Amin from Arizona will speak Thursday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m. in W111 Ezra Taft Benson Building for a BYU Physiology and Developmental Biology Department seminar.
Tuesday, Sept. 27
David McCullough, best-selling author of “John Adams,” “Truman” and “1776,” will speak Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center for a campus forum. Broadcast and rebroadcast information is available at www.byubroadcasting.org.
Thursday, Sept. 29
Allan Judd will speak Thursday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. in W111 Ezra Taft Benson Building at a Faculty Advisement Seminar presented by the Brigham Young University College of Physiology and Developmental Biology.
Friday, Sept. 30
The Utah News Seminar will take place on Sept. 30, sponsored by the Department of Communications. The event attracts college journalism students from throughout the state who will attend seminars on all facets of news reporting. For more information, contact Kaylene Armstrong at (801) 422-3840.
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 the Harold B. Lee Library continues its exhibition titled "Looking Inward, Looking Outward: Japanese Representations of Self and Other" in the Special Collections gallery. The exhibit displays work of art, literature and artifacts from Japan from the eighth through the 20th centuries. Admission is free. The exhibit is located on the first level of the library and is available for viewing weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
L. Tom Perry Special Collections at the Harold B. Lee Library will launch an exhibit that explores “Don Quixote’s Library” and the history of reading Wednesday, Sept. 8, in the Special Collections gallery. The exhibit celebrates the 400th anniversary of the publication of the first part of Miguel de Cervantes’ story of “Don Quixote,” whose obsession with literature led to his downfall as he mixed reality and fantasy, as well as truth and falsehood. The exhibit focuses on Don Quixote’s “reading wheel,” a specific reading practice that involves comparing and contrasting information to gain knowledge. Admission is free. The exhibit is located on the first level of the library and is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium Gallery will display the artwork of Gwen Peine Toomalatai through Sept. 28. Toomalatai received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fine arts from BYU. She has exhibited in galleries across the United States, including a recent show in Ogden, Utah. Her current activities include painting for six different galleries, the release of eight new prints, and a series of lithograph prints. The public is welcome to view her work free of charge Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the first floor of the library.
The 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.
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 Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum's permanent collection. The Don Cox Wildlife Collection is on display in the third floor exhibit gallery. A life-size African elephant is under construction in the center atrium and, when completed, will be on display for about one year. Other exhibits on display include a new 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. "Saturday Safari,” a discovery program at the museum tailored to children between ages 5 and 10, will begin Saturday, Sept. 24. Cost is $8 per child per class. It focuses on teaching about animals, plants and the world around them. Classes are Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon. 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. Call (801) 422-5051 for more information.
The 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 is presenting 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 and a complete schedule, visit planetarium.byu.edu.
BYU Conferences and Workshops offers a number of programs for adults, youth and children throughout the year. For information regarding sports and dance camps, education workshops, scholars' academy 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 the Web site at 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. 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: Angela Fischer