Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 29, No.3

October 7, 2004


Italian jazz expert speaks

“The human brain, evolution, DNA, and musical styles around the world” is the title of a free public lecture being given tonight, Oct. 7, by musicologist Marcello Piras in the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, at 4 o’clock. Italy’s acknowledged authority on jazz and black music, Piras is an entertaining lecturer and a prolific writer whose interests range from the archaeology of music to the notated musical traditions of black composers and performance practice, to the history of tango to sound restoration.

Secrets of the deep

New technologies are creating a revolution in the ocean sciences: power and the Internet will be delivered to large areas of the ocean environment, initially through the NEPTUNE Project.
Christopher Barnes, is Project Director for Neptune Canada, and an oceanographer at the University of Victoria, He is a fellow of the Royal society of Canada, the Geological society of America, and a member of the Order of Canada.
He will talk about the Neptune project on Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. in the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall.

No gobblers at Frigo Vert

An anti-colonial Thanksgiving is the goal of Le Frigo Vert, the university’s not-for-profit food co-operative.
It will take the form of a vegan dinner, guest speaker and discussion of a film, Alcatraz is Not an Island, which deals with the long occupation of Alcatraz Island by First Nations protesters, including students, in 1969.
The dinner and screening will take place today, Oct. 7, from 6:30 to 9:30 at the School of Community and Public Affairs, 2149 Mackay St.