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 March 26, 1999 Volume 6, Number 13

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Year 2000

COMING EVENTS

Seminars and Lectures

  • AGRICULTURE (2)

    • On Friday, March 29, Dr. John Patience, president and CEO of the Prairie Swine Centre Inc., will present a seminar entitled "Meeting the research and development needs of a rapidly expanding pork industry," in Room 2E25 Agriculture Building, at 3:30 p.m.

    • On Friday, April 9, Dr. George Lee, business development co-ordinator of the Western Beef Development Centre Inc., will present a seminar entitled "Challenges to meeting the technology needs of beef producter," in Room 2E25 Agriculture Building, at 3:30 p.m.


  • BIOLOGY SEMINAR

    On Thursday, April 1, Yushi Zhang, a PhD graduate student in Biology, will give a seminar entitled "Physiological Characterization and Regulation of Growth Hormone Receptors (GHRs) in the Goldfish (Carassius auratus) and Comparison with Mammalian GHRs," in 125 Biology at 4 p.m. All are welcome.


  • CANCER RESEARCH UNIT

    On Tuesday, March 30, Dr. Mike Moran, Banting and Best, University of Toronto, will present a seminar entitled "Regulation of MAP Kinase Pathways by Small GTPases and Ubiquitin,' in the Theatre in the Mall, RUH, at 10 a.m. FMI, contact Dr. Keith Bonham at 655-2315.


  • CHEMISTRY

    On Tuesday, April 6, Shawn Wettig, Department of Chemistry, will give a seminar entitled "Studies of Gemini Surfactant/Polymer Systems," in Room 159 Thorvaldson, at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m. Everyone welcome.


  • CIVIL ENGINEERING NOONER (2)

    • On Wednesday, March 31, in Civil Engineering's Nooner Series, Paije McGrath, of Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering, will give a slide presentation entitled "Technologies to Mitigate Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations," in Room 1B71 Engineering Theatre, 12:35 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

    • On Wednesday, April 7, in Civil Engineering's Nooner Series, Rhonda Buchanan, junior engineer with M.D. Haug and Associates, will give a slide presentation entitled "A Year in the Real World," in Room 1B71 Engineering Theatre, 12:35 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. Everyone is welcome.


  • COMMUNITY HEALTH & EPIDEMIOLOGY (2)

    • On Thursday, March 25, Helena Klompa, of Community Health & Epidemiology, will give a seminar entitled "Birth Weight and Diabetes Among Saskatchewan Aboriginal People," in 4314 RUH, at 4 p.m.

    • On Thursday, April 8, Joanne Franko, of Community Health & Epidemiology, will give a seminar entitled "Evaluation of a Nutrition-based Peer Education Program," in 4314 RUH, at 4 p.m.


  • COMPUTER SCIENCE - (PUBLIC) SORENSON GRADUATE LECTURE

    On Friday, April 9, IBM performance development manager Berni Schiefer, of Toronto, will, as the 1999 P.G. Sorenson Distinguished Graduate Lecturer, give a seminar entitled "e-business and DB2: Transforming the Role of the Internet," in 1B71 Engineering, at 7:30 p.m.

    Also on April 9, the Department is presenting the 11th annual Graduate Symposium on Computer Science. FMI, phone -4818


  • 18TH CENTURY STUDIES AT U OF S - DINNER/TALK

    The next no-host dinner gathering of "18th Century Studies at the U of S" (Research Unit) will be held in Marquis Hall, Selkirk Room, on Tuesday, April 13. After food and wine, Dr. Ron Love (History) will give a talk entitled "Of Priests, Potentates and the Propagation of the Faith: French Missionaries at Siam in the 17th Century." He will talk abut the formulation and implementation of the French strategy to inculcate Christianity into the Asian and Buddhist kingdom of Siam in the 17th century by concentrating on the Siamese monarch Phra Narai.

    Proceedings begin in the Selkirk Room at 6:30 p.m. with drinks, dinner at 7 p.m., and Dr. Love subsequently. RSVP Ray Stephanson at -5511, or call -5486 to leave message with secretary, or e-mail stephanr@duke.usask.ca by Thursday, April 8. Meal cost: about $20 for faculty and $10 for graduate students and sessionals (wine not included).


  • PHARMACY AND NUTRITION - 990 SERIES

    On Monday, March 29, Dr. Jim Blackburn, Pharmacy and Nutrition, will present two 990 seminars entitled "Evaluating the Congestive Heart Failure Outcomes Literature," and "Anti-infective Agent Utilization Project Using the Defined Daily Dose System," in 258 Thorvaldson, beginning at 12:30 p.m.


  • PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING PHYSICS (2)

    • On Thursday, March 25, Troy Baker, a PhD graduate student, will give a talk entitled "Symmetries, Structures, and Scatterings in Strange Particle Decay," in 103 Physics, at 3:30 p.m.

    • On Thursday, April 1, Dr. Jim Merriam, Department of Geological Sciences, will give a talk entitled "The Centre of the Earth," in 103 Physics, at 3:30 p.m.


  • PLANT SCIENCES

    On Monday, March 29, Raphaël Thierrin, of ECOBIO Design and Business Services, Calgary, will give a seminar entitled "Organic Agriculture and Biotechnology," in 2E17 Agriculture, at 4 p.m.


  • SOCIOLOGY

    On Thursday, April 1, Renée Torgerson, Sociology, will give a talk entitled "The Democratization of Public Institutions: The Case of Health Care Reform in Saskatchewan," in 1011 Arts, at 2:30 p.m.


  • SOIL SCIENCE

    On Monday, March 29, Troy McInnis, a graduate student, will give a seminar entitled "Using soil management, crop genotype and residue conservation to reduce deleterious effects of soil crusting," in Room 2E25 Agriculture Building, at 3:30 p.m.


  • UNIVERSITY-AT-THE-LIBRARY - SYNCHROTRON

    On Tuesday, March 30, Dr. Dennis Skopik, director of the Saskatchewan Accelerator Laboratory, U of S, will give a talk entitled "Just what is this Synchrotron Light Source that everyone's talking about?" in Room 3, Frances Morrison Branch Library, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Skopik will discuss the synchrotron as an extremely bright light source that will give Canadian researchers in many disparate disciplines a first class tool that will allow them to compete on the world stage of advanced research.


  • VETERINARY MEDICINE - D.L.T. SMITH LECTURE PROGRAM (2)

    • On Tuesday, April 6, Dr. Polly Taylor, Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Cambridge University, England, will, in the D.L.T. Smith Visiting Scientist Program, give a seminar entitled "Stress Response to Anesthesia in the Horse," in Room 2115, WCVM at 12:30 p.m.

    • On Wednesday, April 7, she will give a second seminar entitled "Pain Management in the Horse," in Room 2115 WCVM, at 12:30 p.m.


  • VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY

    On Monday, March 29, Dr. Manuel Chirino-Trejo,of Veterinary Microbiology, will give a seminar entitled "Anthrax: The Bug...Conundrums in Diagnosis...Zoonotic Aspects...A Favorite Toy Weapon...," in Room 2105, WCVM, at 12:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.


  • WEB SITE DESIGN

    On Wednesday, March 31, Kevin Lowey, of Computing Services, will offer a noon-hour seminar entitled "Designing a Web site," in 175 Physics, at 12 noon. Web developers and managers are encouraged to attend. See separate story.


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