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Tuesday, March 5, 1996
When you walk through a storm
White and wet stuff continues to fall, and the driving isn't
great. More snow and freezing rain are expected. The
local school boards have cancelled their buses but kept their
schools open, which is why UW remains open for business today.
closing procedure are both available through UWinfo.
International Women's Week
As one event in a week of activities about women,
"Feminism and the Islamic Paradigm: Reviewing, Redefining, and Reforming"
is the title of a talk being held this evening. Mariam Bhabha, a
French-Canadian convert to Islam will be the speaker. The talk is
scheduled for 6:00 in Arts Lecture Hall room 105. "Everyone is
welcome, and we hope this talk will dispel some misconceptions about Islam
that people may have," says Nabil Rehman of the Muslim Students'
Association, sponsor of the event.
Also today: the women's centre of the Federation of Students
sponsors a "clay goddess making workshop" in the afternoon at the
Student Life Centre. And Dayna Manning, David Cooper and others
perform at the Bombshelter pub tonight in a fund-raiser for the
Anselma House shelter.
Ethics forum in science
The Faculty of Science Foundation today presents its "fourth annual
ethics forum" -- an event established "in response to a
student-initiated plea for open discussions and advice on the
subject of ethical responsibility in science".
Speakers today include chemistry graduate Yeti Agnew, now a Toronto
lawyer and member of UW's board of governors; Nancy Theberge of
the kinesiology department, chair of the UW ethics committee;
and John Patrick, who heads the humanities program at the University
of Ottawa medical school. Their presentations start at 5:30 in
Davis Centre room 1302; dinner follows, and then "guided
panel discussions" led by the speakers.
Other notes for today
- The second of this year's series of St. Bede Lectures at
Renison College will be given tonight (7:30) by artist and
theology student Laurie Richardson. Title: "Apples and Oranges:
Is There a Difference?" Topic: insight and revelation.
- Preparations are nearly finished -- let's hope -- for
Campus Day next Tuesday, bringing thousands of high school students
and their parents to see what UW is like. The program includes a
parents' session (offered twice) about what it costs to go to
university, and how the money can be found.
- The athletics department office in the Physical Activities
Complex is selling tickets for the hockey game on Saturday in
Toronto -- the one in which UW's Warriors face the University of
Calgary Dinosaurs in the national semi-final.
Local volunteers are wanted
The Volunteer Action Centre (phone 742-8610) sends word that
it's looking for a receptionist for "an agency concerned
with the prevention and control of lung disease", to help answer
the phone at its downtown Waterloo office three or four hours
a week. Also needed: distress centre volunteers, who
will get training starting in April and are expected to commit
three hours a day for a year.
And to end this megillah . . .
Happy Purim to all who are celebrating Esther's beauty and
courage today with hamantaschen and the other trimmings of the season.
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