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.
Maïr Verthuy (Études françaises/Simone de
Beauvoir) now has the title Chevalière, Ordre des Palmes Académiques,
by decree from the prime minister of France, on the recommendation of
Frances Minister of Education. The honour was given in recognition
of her long commitment to teaching and research in the field of French
language and culture. A number of her colleagues, including Dean of Arts
and Science Martin Singer, attended the award ceremony, organized by the
French consulate in Montreal in December. Maïr added in a note, Since
such honours were originally intended for men only, the award came with
three purple ribbons to affix to the lapels of various suits, and a large
purple medal on a ribbon, also to be attached to a suit lapel.
Lorna Roth (Communication Studies) recently returned from a European
public lecture tour sponsored by the Canadian Studies Association of Flanders,
for which she is Canadian Studies Chair for 2002. During her time in Europe,
she lectured at the University of Nijmegen (the Netherlands) where she
gave the following two papers: More Than Skin Deep Beyond
Ethnic Marketing, and Ethical Journalism in a Time of Convergence.
At the University of Ghent (Belgium), her talk was on the Aboriginal Peoples
Television Network, and at the University of Leuven (Belgium), she spoke
on the history of First Peoples television in Canada. Roth will
be returning to Middelburg in the Netherlands at the end of May to be
keynote speaker at a conference on First Nations in North America: Politics
Ron Mackay (TESL) participated February 19-22 in a workshop at
the Caribbean Development Bank headquarters in Barbados whose purpose
was to help train bank project officers and others to better diagnose
the strengths and weaknesses of Caribbean firms and organizations seeking
loans from the Bank. The workshop is one step in helping build the capabilities
of firms in the region to become more effective, efficient and relevant
to those they serve, and thereby increase their long-term viability. Mackay
helped pioneer the use of institutional and organizational assessment
instruments, originally developed in 1996 for use by Canadas International
Development Research Centre, during a sabbatical in 1997.
Ira Robinson (Religion) was a member of a team from the Middle
States Commission on Higher Education that visited Yeshiva University
in New York on March 17-20, to evaluate it for the renewal of its accreditation.
Karin Doerr (CMLL/Simone de Beauvoir) presented In the Voice
of the Perpetrators: Nazi Deutsch/Nazi German: An English Lexicon Of The
Third Reich Language at the 32 Annual Scholars Conference
on the Holocaust and the Churches. This years theme is The Genocidal
Mind. It was held at Kean University, Union, NJ, March 2-5.
Michel Laroche (Marketing) has been elected vice-president for publications
of the Academy of Marketing Science for the term 2002-2004. He will be
presented with the Living Legend of Marketing Award 2002 on April 17 in
a ceremony at École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC),
and will make a speech on the effects of culture on marketing.
Ted Stathopoulos (Building/Civil/Environmental Engineering) has
been awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the American Society of
Civil Engineers (ASCE), in recognition of distinguished service
to the Society as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Aerospace Division
in 2000-2001. The award ceremony took place at the University of
Connecticut during the executive committee meeting of the Aerospace Division.
He was presented the award by Dr. Ramesh Malla, who is the new chair of
the Aerospace Division of ASCE.
David Ketterer (Emeritus, English) will be an honorary research
fellow in the Department of English at the University of Liverpool . He
recently published The 1816-17 Frankensteins: An Alternative Reconstruction
of Their Composition in the Scholarly Editing in Canada double issue
of English Studies in Canada.
Congratulations to Dennis Day, coordinator of video services in
the Faculty of Fine Arts, who recently won the Prix à la Création
Artistique du Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec. It was
presented at the annual Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois
with a cash award of $5,000 for his video, This Narrative is Killing
Me, for being the best work of art and/or experimentation.
Sandra Paikowsky (Art History) will present a lecture titled Modern
Quebec Painting: Splendid Isolation on May 22 at the Universita
da Pesaro, in Venice. Her appearance is sponsored by the post-colonial
studies department as part of their month-long program of activities on