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September 9, 2005

Source: University of Waterloo:

Weekbook, Sept. 12 to 18, 2005

Upcoming events on campus

Monday, Sept. 12

Lectures begin today for the fall term.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

7 p.m.
Arriscraft Lecture Series features architect Eyal
Weizman, Tel Aviv and London. He has conducted
research and a map-making project for the
human-rights organization B'tselem on violations
of human rights by architecture and planning in
the West Bank. He is developing the Politics of
Verticality project into a PhD thesis, a book and
a film. Location: Lecture Hall , UW School of
Architecture, 7 Melville St. S., Cambridge.
Contact: Sue Oestreich, (519) 888-4567, ext.
7676; soestrei at

Friday, Sept. 16

7:30 p.m.
A tormented artist, disdained by his peers only
to become a celebrated icon of the 20th century,
is the subject of the inaugural Laurence A.
Cummings Lecture in Cultural History at St.
Jerome's University. Modris Eksteins, history
professor at the University of Toronto, addresses
the topic of "Art, Fame and the Problem of
Authenticity: Vincent van Gogh and Us." Eksteins
examines Van Gogh's life and art to understand
how this obscure 19th century artist rose to
near-mythic status in the 20th century. STJ,
Siegfried Hall. Contact: Harry Froklage, (519)
884-8110, ext. 8255; 1-888-SJC-INFO;
froklage at

Sunday, Sept. 18

7 p.m.
Sandra Birdsell, author of The Russlšnder, will
read from her new novel Children of the Day at
Conrad Grebel University College at UW. The
reading, which is free of charge, will take place
in the College Chapel. She has won wide acclaim,
including a Giller nomination, for the book about
the marriage of Sara Vogt, a "stifled" Mennonite
immigrant, and Oliver Vandal, a "troubled" man of
Metis heritage. Information: (519) 885-0220;


Jim Fox, UW Media Relations, (519) 888-4444; jfox at
John Morris, UW Media Relations, (519) 888-4435; jmorris at
Release no. 200 -- September 9, 2005

Jim Fox
Manager, Media Relations
University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4444
jfox at



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