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This column promotes individual and group activities in teaching and research.

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 V 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. “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.” Contact him at music@sneezy.org

Philip McMaster, a student in Applied Human Sciences, has a parallel career in eco-tourism as president of Explora Sport, and we profiled his activities in CTR in our January 13 issue. He has been invited to join the federal government’s next “Team Canada” trade junket to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, scheduled for November.

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 (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) Student Branch received an award for their activities over the past year during the Conference of Regional Chapters’ 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.

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.

Two outstanding art works by adjunct professors in the Fibres unit of Studio Arts have won national commissions recently. Mindy Yan Miller 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 juried a national 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 who have been selected to represent Canada in the International Triennale of Tapestry, in Lodz, Poland, next year.