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
(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 firstname.lastname@example.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 Romanellis degree
was in political science and Spanish. Both are now working on a Masters
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 Montreals Jewish Public Library. She has been invited
to speak at the prize-giving, which was held yesterday at the Gelber Conference
Center, in Montreal.