This column welcomes the submissions of all Concordia faculty and
staff to promote and encourage individual and group activities in teaching
and research, and to encourage work-related achievements.
Karin Doerr (Modern Languages/Simone de Beauvoir) and Sima Aprihamian
(Sociology/Anthropology) will conduct a session at the Annual Conference
of Canadian Universities at Université Laval on May 27 on the motivations
of women academics who choose to study violence. They will give a new
team-coordinated seminar at Concordias Simone de Beauvoir Institute
in September on Women and Genocide.
R.B. (Barry) Wainwright (Fine Arts, retired) presented his new
work in intaglio, relief and monotype prints at the Seymour Art Gallery
in North Vancouver, B.C., from April 25 to May 20. Titled Purpose and
Possibility II: New Possibilities in Printmaking, it shows the results
of his work in developing new non-toxic processes, and the subject matter,
devoted to the intertwining of our conscious, subconscious and dream-state
existences, includes mythology, the demimonde, surrealism, conventional
and contrived signs, symbols and icons.
Hervé Fischer (Daniel Langlois Chair in Digital Arts/Sound)
addressed two luncheons given recently in Montreal and Quebec City by
the Fondation de lentrepreneurship, part of Quebecs Ministry
of Industry and Commerce.
John Donahue (CMLL), a teacher of Spanish and Irish at Concordia
since 1975, delivered a paper titled Wisters The Virginian:
A Maze of Contradictions at the Western Literature Association meeting
in Norman, Oklahoma, last October. He also published an article in Cois
Tine titled Baill an Choirp Body Parts, exploring
the etymological origins of words in Irish Gaelic and English for parts
of the body. He belongs to the Montreal Irish Language Study Circle, and
teaches Monday evenings at Loyola High School. He has also taught at several
intensive Irish-language weekends this season, in Ottawa, Shawbridge and
Aubrey Fine, a 1977 alumnus in Psychology, has been selected one
of five recipients of the Wang Family Excellence Awards, each worth $20,000US.
Dr. Fine is faculty coordinator of California State Polytechnic University
in Ponomo, CA, and longtime professor in the College of Education and
Integrative Studies (CIES). A native Montrealer, Fine went on from Concordia
to do a Masters in therapeutic recreation at the University of South
Alabama and a doctorate in School Psychology at the University of Cincinnati
Josephine Mills (PhD Communication Studies 99) has been named curator/director
of the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery.
Anthony Wilson-Smith, 44, the new editor-in-chief of Macleans
magazine, is a Concordia graduate. He began his career at The Gazette,
and has been with Macleans for 18 years, staffing the magazines
first Moscow bureau in the late 1980s and serving most recently as
Macleans Ottawa editor.
Suresh Goyal (Decision Sciences/MIS) has been asked to join the
editorial board of Computers and Industrial Engineering. An electronic
version of the journal is available on the Decision Sciences Web page,
Ted Stathopoulos (Centre for Building Studies) gave an invited
lecture to the faculty and research staff of Aristotle University, in
Thessaloniki, Greece. His talk described the experimental and analytical
research in the area of wind effects on buildings carried out in the Building
Aerodynamics Laboratory of Concordia. In February, he was interviewed
on CFCF-12s Pulse News about the effect of snow loads on
Oksana Dykyj (Head, Visual Media Resources, IITS) spoke at the
Art Libraries Society of North America Conference in April at a session
that addressed management, access and preservation issues associated with
film and video collections. Her paper was titled Academic Media
Collections: Images of the Future.
Jeffrey Moore, who has been teaching translation in Études
françaises and also at the Université de Montréal,
has signed a potentially lucrative two-book contract with London literary
publishers Weidenfeld and Nicolson that will enable him to concentrate
on his writing. Moore won the Commonwealth Best First Book Award last
year, which carried with it a $10,000 prize, for Prisoner in a Red-Rose
Congratulations to Hormoz Poorooshasb (Building/Civil/Environmental
Engineering), who has been named president of the International Association
of Lowland Technology and lauded for his contributions to geotechnical
Congratulations to Norman Ravvin, chair of the Institute for Canadian
Jewish Studies and a teacher in Concordias Religion Department,
whose book Hidden Canada: An Intimate Travelogue has just been
published by Red Deer Press.