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October 26, 2000 At a Glance




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.

Sally Cole (Sociology and Anthropology) gave an invited presentation, “Ruth Landes and Afro-Brazilian Studies in the 1930s,” at the Fundacao Joaquim Nabuco, and participated in the fifth Congress of the Brazilian Studies Association in Recife, Brazil, in June.

Music professor and clarinet virtuoso Sherman Friedland reports from Cornwall that since his retirement several years ago, he has written some 65 articles on a Web site called music@sneezy.org. “The articles are responses to students all over the world. I have also begun a series of articles having to do with the clarinet repertoire. The site has been accessed 19,000 times.”

Congratulations to Aziz Mulay-Shah and Cristina Romanelli, two recent alumni, who have won Celanese Canada Internationalist Fellowships. Mulay-Shah earned his BA in political science, and Romanelli’s degree was in political science and Spanish. Both are now working on a Master’s in international relations at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, where these awards of $10,000 will support their studies.

The Concordia ASHRAE Student Branch received an award for their activities over the past year during the CRC ASHRAE meeting, held in Windsor in August. Radu Zmeareanu (Building/Civil/Environmental Engineering) accepted the award in their name as the faculty advisor.

Congratulations to Ted Stathopoulos (Centre for Building Studies), who was recently elected Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering for his contributions to wind engineering and building aerodynamics and, in particular, the influence of his research in the development of wind code/standard provisions both in Canada and the U.S.A.

Varda Mann-Feder (Applied Human Sciences) has been named editor of the Journal of Child and Youth Care Work.

Latha Shanker (Finance) received the award for the Best Paper in Options Pricing and Derivative Securities at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference held in Montreal in July.

Recent publications by Jane Stewart (CSBN/Psychology) include articles in The Journal of Neuroscience, Neuropsychopharmacology, The European Journal of Neuroscience, and The Journal of Psychiatry Neuroscience.

Richard DeMont (Exercise Science) has won two writing awards. One is the highest honour from the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA), and the other is the runner-up award from the National Athletic Trainers Association. They are for “Muscle Pre-activity of ACL Deficient and Reconstructed Females During Functional Activities,” which was published in the Journal of Athletic Training. DeMont was a co-author on the winning manuscript of the NATA competition, “Reactive Muscle Firing in ACL Injured Females During Functional Activities,” published in the Journal of Athletic Training.

A paper co-authored by Suresh Kumar Goyal (Decision Sciences/ Management Information Systems) titled “Recent trends in modelling of deteriorating inventory” has been accepted for publications by the European Journal of Operational Research.

Two outstanding art works by adjunct professors in the Fibres unit of Studio Arts have won national commissions recently. Mindy Yan Miller (adjunct) recently completed an architectural commission for the Cambridge (Ontario) Library and Gallery, and it went on view there September 9. Barbara Todd completed a commission for the Montreal Jewish Centre.

Ingrid Bachmann (Fibres) presented a paper, “Material and the Promise of the Immaterial,” at The Textile Society of America Conference, held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on September 20. She also served on the jury of an exhibition of Canadian Fibre Art Fibreworks for the Cambridge Galleries. She was visiting artist at Goldsmiths College, University of London, in June, and at the Maryland College of Art, in Baltimore, Md., in March. She is one of three artists selected to represent Canada in the International Triennale of Tapestry, Lodz, Poland, next year.

Congratulations to M.N.S. Swamy (Electrical/Computer Engineering), who has won two awards, the IEEE-Circuits and Systems Society Education Award and the CAS Golden Jubilee Medal of the Circuits and Systems Society. The citation praises his contributions to the field, to engineering education and to the Society. He has also been appointed editor-in-chief of two journals, the IEEE Transcations on Circuits and the Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing Journal.

Congratulations to Norma Joseph (Religious Studies), who has been awarded the Jacob Zipper Education Award, part of the 2000 J.I. Segal Awards of Montreal’s Jewish Public Library. She has been invited to speak at the prize-giving, which was held yesterday at the Gelber Conference Center, in Montreal.