column promotes individual and group activities in teaching and research.
James Moore (Political
Science) and Michael Silverthorne (History, McGill) have had a
book accepted for publication on the work of Gershom Carmichael. Natural
Rights in Scotland on the Threshold of the Enlightenment will be first
in a series to be published by The Liberty Fund, Indianapolis.
Tamara Chaplin Matheson, who took her undergraduate degree at Concordia
and graduated in 1995, has won the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation
Fellowship for her PhD at Rutgers University. Her thesis is titled Embodying
the Mind: French Philosophers on Television, 1950-1997.
Varda Mann-Feder (Applied Human Sciences) has been named editor
of the Journal of Child and Youth Care Work.
The Wynne Francis Award for Graduate Studies in Canadian Poetry, given
by the English Department, has been awarded to Emily Smith, for
her paper, Brutal Choreographies: Violence and Historiography in
the Narrative Works of Michael Ondaatje.
Congratulations to Communication Studies students Stephanie Finkelstein,
David Pickup and David Noiseux, whose production, Beyond
Language, took the prize for best video documentary at the recent
Canadian Student Film Festival. Their professor in the advanced television
production seminar, Nikos Metallinos, is delighted.
Maurice Charland (Communication Studies) has been given a major
award in communication scholarship at the National Communication Associations
annual meeting in Seattle. The prize, called the Charles Woolbert Award,
was given in recognition of the originality and influence of his essay
Constitutive Rhetoric: The Case of the Peuple Quebecois. At
next years convention, there will be a special panel that will discuss
the significance of his contribution to the field.
Karin Doerr (Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics/Simone
de Beauvoir Institute) published a paper on women and the Holocaust in
Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies (Perdue University).
She presented papers at the University of Alberta and Kentucky University,
and gave a lecture in Vancouver at Douglas College, in the Department
Congratulations to Finance student Ping Chen, who won one of 18
International Studies Scholarships from the Export Development Corporation.
Her photo appeared in a large newspaper ad, along with a photo of a McGill
scholarship winner. She won a $3,000 and a summer co-op position at EDC.
The EDC is a Crown corporation that provides trade and finance services
to Canadian exporters and investors.
Congratulations to student Richard Nelson (Mechanical Engineering),
who has been awarded one of two 2000 scholarships through CNs Canadian
Aboriginal Awards program. Richard is a non-status Miqmaq, born
in Saint John, N.B., but a Montrealer since he was 3.
David Pariser (Art Education) was recently named a Fellow of the
American Psychological Association in the division for psychology and
the arts. This designation is in recognition of his research in two areas,
the juvenile development of great artists and contributions to the study
of artistic giftedness.
Suresh Goyal (Decision Sciences/MIS) crossed a landmark recently
when he received the reprints of his 201st publication from the publishers
of Naval Research Quarterly. Goyal has also had three short stories
published in popular Indian magazines. For example, Second Key
is about an accident victim left by her husband to lead a life of sorrow
and despair. The story requires a few tissue papers to wipe the
tears, Goyal said in a note.
Menachem D. Rotstein (CMLL) gave a presentation on Hebrew poetry
of the Holocaust to a group of Child Survivors/Hidden Children, part of
an association affiliated with the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Center.
His presentation focused on the perspectives of the victims, the survivors
and distant onlookers.
Nghi M. Nguyen (Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering)
delivered a series of risk management seminars to managers at the China
Yangtze Three Gorges Project Development Corporation, Central China State
Power Company and graduate students at Huazhong University of Science
and Technology (HUST) in Yichang and Wirhan, China, in July, as part of
the Canada-China University-Industry Partnerships program. He was also
invited to present a paper titled Effective Space Project Management
at the Project Management Institutes 2000 Seminars and Symposium,
held in Houston, Texas, in September.