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November 23, 2000



This 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 Association’s 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 year’s 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 of Sociology/Anthropology.

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 CN’s Canadian Aboriginal Awards program. Richard is a non-status Mi’qmaq, 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 Institute’s 2000 Seminars and Symposium, held in Houston, Texas, in September.