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January 10, 2002 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.

Karin Doerr (CMLL, Simone de Beauvoir, Montreal Institute for Genocide Studies and Human Rights) gave a lecture Nov. 19 in the Fourth Annual Holocaust Education Series at Temple Emanu-El Beth Shalom, in Westmount. It was called “Retrieving Memories: Holocaust Survivors and the German Language.”

Balbir Sahni
(Economics, CIAC) has been re-elected (after the mandatory lapse of one year) to the board of directors of the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE). He is one of 33 directors, 10 of whom are from Quebec; it is currently chaired by Bernard Shapiro, principal of McGill University. Claudette Fortier, coordinator of Concordia’s International Students Office, is active with the CBIE as a member of the immigration task force, and Fred Francis (CIAC) was re-elected chair of the CREPUQ sub-committee for the international student exchange program.

Sup Mei Graub, director of Counselling and Development, was part of the planning for the 2001 conference of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors, held as scheduled in October in Toronto, despite the pressure on these professionals caused by the Sept 11 attack. (About 95 per cent of the members are American.) University of Toronto author/philosopher Mark Kingwell brought some welcome solace to the participants. Sup Mei was responsible for coordinating the continuing education credits that directors gained by attending conference sessions that qualified as professional development.

Susan Hoecker-Drysdale (Sociology/Anthropology) has published Harriet Martineau: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives, of which she and Michael R. Hill are the editors (New York and London: Routledge).

Dominique Legros
(Sociology/Anthropology) shepherded in a new publication entitled Affiquets, matachias et vermillon: Ethnographie illustrée des Algonquiens du nord-est de l’Amérique aux XVIe, XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, illustrated by Marc Laberge. In his capacity as director and editor of the Journal de Recherches amérindiennes au Québec he was responsible for this project.

Homa Hoodfar
(Sociology/Anthropology) gave two addresses, “Women in Iran: Law Reform and Reshaping Political Space”, and “Afghan Refugees in Iran: Changing Roles of Women, Displacement and Social Change,” at the Muslim Women Research and Action Forum, in Sri Lanka, in July.

Sirin Bekbay
(MBA, Concordia 2001), who took a course in TQM (total quality management) given by Suresh K. Goyal (Decision Sciences/MIS), has been awarded the Hosei International Fund Foreign Scholars Fellowship, which will enable her to pursue research in Tokyo on a related topic.

Jeremiah F. Hayes,
who retired last year as a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will be honoured by having a paper selected as one of 10 to be reprinted in the fiftieth anniversary issue of the IEEE Communication Society’s magazine, to be published in April. The paper is a tutorial on the Viterbi algorithm, and was written in 1975.

David Howes
(Sociology/Anthropology) has published an article called “eLegislation: Law-making in the Digital Age” in the McGill Law Journal.

Vered Amit
(Sociology/Anthropology) presented a paper, “Armenian and Other Diasporas,” at the Erasmus/Socrates Conference on Agency, Discourses of Power and Collective Representations in Vienna, in July. She also had an article, “Clash of Vulnerabilities: Citizenship, Labor and Expatriacy in the Cayman Islands” published in American Ethnologist.

Neil Gerlach
(Sociology/Anthropology) published “Cyber Inc.: Business Restructuring Literature and/as Cybertheory” with Sheryl N. Hamilton in Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. He also published “From Disciplinary Gaze to Biological Gaze: Genetic Crime Thrillers and Biogovernance” in the Canadian Review of American Studies.

Meir Amor
(Sociology/Anthropology) presented “Minorities, Expulsions and State Persecution: A Comparative Analysis of the Expulsion of Jews from 15th Century Spain and the Expulsion of Asians from Uganda in 1972” at a workshop held in November by the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies.

Anouk Bélanger
(Sociology/Anthropology) presented “Marketing Memories: A Case Study of the Re-Opening of the ‘Pepsi’-Forum” at the Culture of Cities Project in Toronto in June.