Student soloists from BYU’s School of Music will join the BYU Philharmonic with Kory Katseanes, conductor, in an “Evening of Concertos” at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are $6 for all seats and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office by visiting byuarts.com/tickets or by calling 801-422-4322.
Dallan Moody, associate athletic director at BYU, will speak at the Marriott Center at 11:05 a.m. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byub.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.
Hiroshi Kitamura, associate professor of history at the College of William and Mary, will discuss “Renewed Intimacies: Hollywood and Japanese Cinema from the Occupation to the 1960s” at 4 p.m. in 238 HRCB.
Peter Adler, Professor of Entomology at Clemson University will present a lecture at the Bean Life Science Museum. The lecture, titled “Blood Bath: Interactions of Black Flies and Wildlife,” will be held in the auditorium. There will be a public reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by the lecture at 7 p.m.
The David M. Kennedy for International Studies Book of the Semester, “Brazil on the Rise” by Larry Rohter, will be the topic for a panel discussion by a group of BYU professors from a variety of disciplines at noon in 238 HRCB.
The BYU Hunger Games will feature Hunger Games-style competitions and training at 7 p.m. in the WSC Terrace, all in preparation for the movie’s release March 23. There will be chances to win tickets to the premiere showing.
BYU’s Counseling and Career Center will sponsor a Publishers Fair from noon until 5 p.m. in the Garden Court of the WSC.
BYU Amnesty International is participating in the National Week of Student Action to raise awareness about the death penalty. On Wednesday they will hold a discussion night for all those interested in learning more about the death penalty and debating its ethics. Thursday will be the main event: a panel discussion with several notable guest speakers, including Randy Gardner (brother of Ronnie Lee Gardner, last Utahn executed by firing squad) and Ralph Dellapiana (director of Utahns for Alternatives to the Death Penalty). On Friday a film screening and letter writing campaign will take place. All events will be held at 5 p.m. in 238 HRCB.
The BYU 2012 Counseling Workshop, “The Transforming Power of Emotion” with Leslie Greenberg, will take place Thursday and Friday at the BYU Conference Center, 770 E. University Parkway. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Thursday and the first workshop session will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sessions will continue with the last one beginning at 3:20 p.m. Thursday. Friday begins with registration at 8 a.m. and the last session will start at 10:20 a.m. Credit registration and non-credit registration is $245 and $225 respectively. For graduate students it costs $120 for credit and $90 non-credit. Register online at ce.byu.edu/cw/counseling/, by phone at 877-221-6716 or in person at the center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Plenty of free parking is available near the Conference Center.
In conjunction with the opening of the BYU Museum of Art’s exhibit of Islamic art, BYU has invited Islamic art historian Sheila Blair of Boston College to deliver a lecture to faculty and students at 11 a.m. in B092 Joseph F. Smith Building. The title of Blair’s address will be “East Meets West in Iran under the Mongols.”
“Japan: One Year Later” will be presented by Sheila A. Smith, a senior fellow for Japan Studies, at 10 a.m. in 257 HRCB.
“Merchants of Doubt” will be presented by Naomi Oreskes, a professor of history and science studies at the University of California-San Diego, at 4 p.m. in 238 HRCB.
The BYU David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host three guest speakers at different times and places throughout campus.
CFR Academic Conference Call: Sheila A. Smith, a senior fellow for Japan studies, will present “Japan: One Year Later” at 10 a.m. in 257 Herald R. Clark Building. The lecture is part of a series of hour-long conference calls that are teleconferenced discussions sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations.
Environmental Ethics Initiative Lecture: Naomi Oreskes, a professor of history and science studies at the University of California-San Diego, will present “Merchants of Doubt” at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. These lectures will be archived at kennedy.byu.edu/archive. The conference call is archived at cfr.org. For more information, contact Lee Simons at 801-422-2652 or .
The BYU Motion Picture Archive Film Series, part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, will show “My Cousin Rachel,” starring Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton, John Sutton and Audrey Dalton, in the library auditorium on level one. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie will be shown at 7 p.m. The movie runs for 98 minutes. The event is free and open to the public.
BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures invites couples to help solve a mystery: “The Disappearance of the Weaving Swords.” This mystery dinner date night will involve drama, dinner and dessert. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the museum, 700 N. 100 East in Provo.
The “Where’s Me Lucky Charms” Show is a great opportunity to celebrate Irish heritage. Laugh Out Loud is a premier improv comedy group on campus that uses the same format as “Who’s Line Is It Anyway.” Come to the show at 8 p.m. in 214 CB. Wear green. Tickets are $3 in advance at the Info Desk and $5 at the door.
Tickets are going fast for this exciting contest and concert all in one! It’s the new Vocal Sport Singing Competition where more than 120 singers of all ages will compete for cash, recording sessions and other prizes! Competition dates are March 12-14 at 7 p.m. at Covey Center for the Arts in Provo. The public is invited to attend and tickets are available at coveycenter.org or 801-852-7007.
The Family History Library at the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU offers free family history classes the second and fourth Sunday of each month. The classes begin at 3, 4:30 and 6 p.m. The library’s family history resources and consultants are available from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on these Sundays. For more information and a complete schedule of classes, visit lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/Sunday-classes or call 801-422-6200.