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Focus on Facebook

Fri, 2015-02-13 10:00

Focus on Facebook

Presenter: Stephanie Wereley

900 million users can’t be wrong! Learn how to create an account, find your friends and maintain privacy while navigating the world’s biggest social network. Ideal for MCLL presenters who wish to promote their workshops and lectures. This workshop will take place in the computer lab on the 12th floor.

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Rubinstein Remembered

Fri, 2015-02-13 10:00

Rubinstein Remembered

Presenter: Morty Ellis
A film documentary on the life and times of the famed pianist Arthur Rubinstein, which includes footage of him playing some well-known pieces from the repertoire.

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Brainy Bar II

Mon, 2015-02-09 13:00

Brainy Bar II
Workshop leaders: IELC Students

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Hong Kong Special Administrative Region:Before and After

Fri, 2015-02-06 13:00

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region:Before and After

Presenter: Paul Kuai-Yu Leong

On July 1, 1997, Hong Kong became China’s first member of the SARs (Special Administrative Region system – NOT Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome!). Discussion on what happened before and after that date is welcome. So KEEP CALM and Carry On!

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From Angst to Fulfillment

Fri, 2015-02-06 13:00

From Angst to Fulfillment

Presenter: Lewis Cattarini

Does consciousness always condemn us to a sense of absurdity? On the contrary, this lecture will offer a positive interpretation of existentialism in response to Sartre’s concept of freedom.

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Falling in Love with the East

Fri, 2015-02-06 10:00

Falling in Love with the East

Presenter: Gerry Roy
Discover the story of Gertrude Bell, the British traveler who became entangled in Middle-East affairs and was instrumental in establishing the borders of Iraq, the consequences of which are felt to this day

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Modern Weather Prediction

Fri, 2015-02-06 10:00

Modern Weather Prediction

Presenter: Richard Jones
Weather forecasting has evolved from a rather arcane science to one at the forefront of technology – using the Internet, satellites and super computers. At the core are atmospheric simulation models that forecast weather from the very short range to decades into the future.

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Jean Dallaire: Talented, Paradoxical and Underappreciated

Fri, 2015-01-30 13:00

Jean Dallaire: Talented, Paradoxical and Underappreciated
Presenter: Chantal Tittley

View some of the greatest works produced by one of Quebec’s finest artists and find out a host of little-known facts about the personal and professional life of this complex man, full of paradoxes.

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Brainy Bar I

Fri, 2015-01-30 13:00

Brainy Bar I

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“I, Too, Dislike It”

Fri, 2015-01-30 10:00

“I, Too, Dislike It”

A poetry reading, with commentary, offers examples of poems about poetry that range from serious and thoughtful to satiric and playful. Among the poets included are Marianne Moore (who provided the lecture’s title), P. K. Page, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Dylan Thomas, Billy Collins and Leonard Cohen.

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