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Wednesday, March 31, 1999

  • Hagey lecture "curiouser" this year
  • UW lists 104 making $100K or more
  • Canarie test offers free calls
  • One-act plays open to public
  • March goes out like a day in June
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Hagey lecture "curiouser" this year --from the UW News Bureau

Alice about to drink
The illustrations by Sir John Tenniel are almost as much a part of the popular image of Alice as the original texts of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson).
An expert on Lewis Carroll of Alice-in-Wonderland fame will deliver the UW Hagey Lecture tonight at 8 p.m. in the Humanities Theatre. Admission is free; for tickets call the box office at ext. 4908.

Morton Cohen, professor emeritus at the City University of New York and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, as well as an enthusiast of Lewis Carroll, will present his lecture, "The Paradoxical Lewis Carroll."

He will also conduct a student seminar on Thursday at 10 a.m. in Davis Centre room 1301. The title of his seminar is "The Many Faces of Lewis Carroll's Alice."

The Hagey Lecture was launched in 1970 to honour Gerald Hagey, UW's first president. Hagey lecturers have distinguished themselves in some scholarly or creative field and their work cuts across traditional disciplines and national boundaries.

Cohen has written widely about Lewis Carroll, including a biography (Lewis Carroll: A Biography, also available on cassette, 2nd ed. 1996), Lewis Carroll and Alice 1832-1982: A celebration of the 150th birthday of Lewis Carroll, Lewis Carroll: Interviews and Recollections (1989), as well as numerous other books and articles. He also served as editor of The Selected Letter of Lewis Carroll (3rd ed. 1996).

Cohen's latest book is Reflections in a Looking Glass: A Centennial Celebration of Lewis Carroll, Photographer,1998.

Lewis Carroll was the pen-name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), a lecturer in mathematics at Christ Church College, Oxford (1855-1881). He is most famous for his two books, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, illustrated by John Tenniel, 1865, and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, again illustrated by Tenniel in 1871.

The character of Alice was based on one of the little girls of Henry Liddell, author of A Greek-English Lexicon (the Liddell-Scott Greek-English Lexicon still in use), who became dean of Christ Church College in 1855. Carroll had met the whole family, a son Harry, and the three daughters, Lorina Charlotte, Alice and Edith.

In 1862, he told the story of "Alice's Adventures Under Ground" to the Liddell children on a boating trip on July 4, which he later published as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. He wrote other children's books, as well as a book on Symbolic Logic and books about mathematics.

Carroll was also an avid photographer, and Cohen has just published a collection of his photographs, Reflections in a Looking Glass.

UW lists 104 making $100K or more

The names of 104 UW employees -- including senior administrators, deans and professors -- appear this year on the list of those paid more than $100,000 in 1998. That's up from 90 in 1997, 49 in 1996, and 54 in 1995 when disclosures of the top salaries were first required.

As mandated by the provincial Public Service Salary Disclosure Act, the UW list, along with those from other universities, hospitals, and government agencies, is being made public this month. Heading the UW list, with figures rounded to the nearest dollar, are the top ten :

The complete list will be available from the UW news bureau Web page, and will appear in today's Gazette.

Canarie test offers free calls

UW is participating in an ONet/CANARIE sponsored trial of using our data network for carrying normal telephone voice traffic, reports Bruce Uttley, IST senior technologist, computer-telephony integration (systems).

"I'm told that the University of Guelph and Queen's are also participating along with the ONet host in Toronto and CANARIE in Ottawa. The goal of the trial is first to make it work among the participating sites and then to use it heavily and report the experiences.

To get some heavy use and many different opinions on the quality of these calls we have installed a public phone in the CHIP (MC1052). It is limited today in that only Area Code "416" can be called, but we're working on expanding that. There is a questionnaire form beside the phone for the feedback that we need.

One-act plays open to public

A series of one-act plays directed by senior drama students will be held today and tomorrow in Studio 180, Hagey Hall. The productions are open to the public on a pay-what-you-can basis.

Scheduled for the 12:30 p.m. matinee today are The Philadelphia by David Ives, directed by Heather Wilford; This is a Play by Daniel MacIvor, directed by David McCormick; and Walking Back by Betty Keller, directed by Trevor Copp. At 8 tonight are Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet, directed by Jay D'Aoust; The Sandbox by Edward Albee, directed by Stephen Bailey; and When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange, directed by Natalie Budd.

The April Fool's Day performances at 12:30 p.m. will feature Glengarry Glen Ross, The Sandbox, and When the Rainbow is Enuf. On the 8 p.m. program tomorrow are The Philadelphia, This is a Play, and Walking Back.

March goes out like a day in June

In conjunction with the Hagey Lecture, the Rare Books Room (Room 108, Porter Library) has assembled a small display of rare books relating to Lewis Carroll.

Girl Guide cookies are on sale all day today in the Student Life Centre. The sale is run by Link members, UW Girl Guides "who would like to keep in touch with the organization but are too busy or mobile to be Guiders all year long."

Co-op architecture students will find job posting #5 available by noon today. United Parcel Service will hold an employer information session from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Laurel Room, South Campus Hall, for arts, math, computer science and engineering students.

Education Damage Control in on the agenda for the Young Liberals of UW today with MPP Lyn McLeod, Liberal education and women's issues critic and former Liberal leader speaking at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Life Centre rooms 2134/35. Federal finance minister Paul Martin will be on hand for the reception at 4 p.m.

St. Jerome's reading series presents poet and artist Heather Spears today at 4 p.m. in St. Jerome's room 221. She has won both the CBC Literary Prize and the Governor General's Award for poetry. The reading is free with support by the Canada Council.

Starting today, the UW Bookstore is increasing the discount from 4 per cent to 10 per cent off all textbook purchases, everyday. This marks a change in the Bookstore's discount policy. Earlier this year, the Bookstore introduced a 10% discount off general books.

And just when we get our hopes up that winter's really over, they're dashed by a dissenting view. "Although spring is here, winter is not necessarily over, in terms of snowfall that is," writes Steven Fassnacht, a graduate student in civil engineering. "There is a good probability that we will receive one more 'big' snowfall that will at least make people question the end of winter. It will likely start in the late evening or early morning and the ground will be white for the morning drive to work. The snow will be gone by mid afternoon," he predicts. "On whose authority do I make these comments? Historical data and my research. I study snowfall accumulation, snow melt, and the resulting flow and water levels in southern Ontario rivers, in particular the Grand River watershed."

Barbara Elve
bmelve@uwaterloo.ca


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