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Tuesday, May 30, 1995
Making an exhibition of ourselves
In fact there are several displays and exhibitions of interest on campus
Treen can be seen
"Wood U Play" is the title of the current exhibition in UW's museum and
archive of games: more than 50 games carved or otherwise made from wood,
including hand-carved gameboards from many parts of the world (maple and
pine, rosewood and cherry) and interlocking puzzles. They're selected
from the museum's collection of more than 5,000 games. Current hours for
the games museum, on the main floor of Matthews Hall: Monday to Thursday
noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Things to see with
A display of antique optical instruments is arranged in the museum of
visual science and optometry, on the third floor of the Optometry
building. It includes a 1780 compound microscope, a Carpenter "long tube"
microscope made in 1830, several turn-of-the-century magic lanterns,
a brass telescope made in Paris in 1900, and an 1880 theodolite
inscribed by Toronto optician Charles Potter. The display runs all
summer, and can be seen 8:30 to 5, Monday to Friday.
And seen on your screen
The World Wide Web people in UW's library have created
exhibition of material about the history of the YWCA of Kitchener-Waterloo,
this year celebrating its 90th birthday. "Displays on the Web are
relatively new," says rare books librarian Susan Bellingham. "Using this
technology we are able to make valuable and fragile historical documents
available in the most modern electronic manner to a truly world-wide
The Community of Science
yesterday's Bulletin I mentioned the new Web page for the UW
office of research
and in particular its link to the
of Science, which I described as an American database of researchers.
True as far as it goes, but the real point is that UW has a section in
the database, and the research office is encouraging all faculty members
to get themselves listed.
A memo from Cathy Hale of that office is going out this week telling
people just how to do that: "Many thanks for your participation in the
University of Waterloo faculty Expertise database."
A day for clowning around
Says Suzanne Poole of the UW development office: "Clowning around is
lots of fun. So if you want to clown around with
faculty, staff, retirees, and students of UW, join us at the 1995 UW
Community Campaign Picnic on Thursday, June 1, on the Davis Centre lawn.
Come out for the laughs, entertainment, hotdogs, fun, and excitement. See
you there!" (In case of rain -- but of course it won't rain -- the alternate
site for Thursday's picnic is the great hall of the Campus Centre.)
Happening on the Muslim new year
Co-op students will be taking a close look at job posting #6, which
appears this morning and expires tomorrow at 8 p.m. Tomorrow is the first
day of employer interviews for those seeking fall term co-op jobs.
Centre Stage has a dance performance tonight at 7 (and again tomorrow)
at the Humanities Theatre.
Some 120 UW alumni (out of an estimated 5,000 living in the Ottawa
region) and co-op students (out of 500 working in Ottawa) are expected
for a reception tonight at the Citadel Ottawa
Hotel downtown. Co-op coordinators in the Ottawa area are helping
organize the event.
Roger Downer, the vice-president (university relations), will be there
from Waterloo, along with Gwen Graper, acting manager of alumni
affairs -- and the Members of Parliament for Waterloo and Kitchener,
Andrew Telegdi and John English, have also promised to drop by.
graphic services staff will be attending a meeting
about copyright, and the copy centres will be closed until 9:15 a.m.
Speaking of graphic services, this startling news is just in: Darlene
DeVries, of the engineering copy centre, is the winner of $759,000
in Lotto 6-49. Wonder whether that's enough to retire on. . . .
Another correction, alas
Make one mistake and you make two . . . in yesterday's Bulletin I got
Michele Mosca's sex right, finally, and then I said that he was the
valedictorian for science students. Should have said mathematics. For
science, the valedictorian was Omar Rashid. Hope I finally have it right.
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