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October 25, 2001 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.

Simon Dardick
, who teaches a course on publishing in the English Department, has won the fifth annual Janice E. Handford Small Press Award from the Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario (OBPO). Dardick is the publisher behind Véhicule Books, now 27 years old. He is the founder of the Association of English Language Publishers of Quebec, co-founder of the QSPELL Book Awards, an ongoing organizer of Montreal literary events, and has been long active in Canadian publishers associations. “And he always brings fresh bagels to book fairs,” added the OBPO’s announcement.

Frank Chalk
(History) organized the fourth international biennial conference of the Association of Genocide Studies, which included 20 panels and took place at the University of Minnesota in June. He has just completed his two-year term as president of the Association, whose new name is the International Association of Genocide Studies.

Congratulations to BFA graduate Shari Hatt, who has won the Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography from the Canada Council for the Arts. The award was presented at Museum London (Ont.) at the opening of her exhibition Dogs. The prize is worth $8,000.

Sandra Lapierre, who teaches in the Contemporary Dance Department, will perform in the premiere of Scènes d’intérieur, with Sylvain Émard Danse, from Oct. 24 to Nov. 3 at the Agora de la Danse.

Karin Doerr (Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics) presented “The Darkness Remains: Researching the Holocaust” at Université Laval in May in a session on female academics who deal with violence and death. It was co-organized and chaired with Sima Aprahamian (Simone de Beauvoir).

Le Choc du numérique, a book by Hervé Fischer, holder of the chair in digital image and sound, was launched Oct. 16 at the Centre de recherché et de documentation de la fondation Daniel Langlois, at the Ex-Centris on St. Lawrence Blvd.

At the first Conference of National Awards Laureates held in Toronto last month, the Canada Millennium Foundation invited Frederick Francis (CIAC) to speak about student exchange programs. Two Concordia students, Nadia Lawand (Communication Studies) and Emilie Rondeau (Fine Arts), both award recipients, attended, as did Roger Coté (Financial Aid and Awards/Assistant Dean of Students).

Ted Stathopoulos (Building/Civil/Environmental Engineering) was invited to participate in the jury for the selection of the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards. The jury, made up of engineers from academia, industry and government, met in Toronto, and the awards will be announced at a dinner in Calgary on October 27.

Mario Falsetto
, who teaches film studies in the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, has recently published a book called Stanley Kubrick: A Narrative and Stylistic Analysis, New and Expanded Second Edition. This updated edition of his analysis of Kubrick’s films was released in harcover and softcover by Praeger Publishers in July. It follows on his collection of interviews with independent filmmakers, Personal Visions: Conversations With Contemporary Film Directors, published in the summer of 2000 by Silman-James Press of Los Angeles.

Richard Kerr (Cinema) was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec to produce Les Collages de Hollywood, and it will be represented by Tater/Alexander. Kerr’s work, which involves large-scale lightboxes with intricately worked celluloid film, will be featured in the winter edition of a new Canadian magazine, PreFix Photo. One critic admiringly called his previous lightboxes “a series of radiant monoliths.”

Suresh Goyal (Decision Sciences/MIS) has joined the editorial board of the Journal of the Operational Research Society of India. He and Majidul Islam (Accountancy) recently published a paper on “Value for Money Auditing: An Aid to Total Quality Management” in the July issue of the Industrial Engineering Journal (India).

Hidden Canada: An Intimate Travelogue
, by Norman Ravvin (Canadian Jewish Studies) has just been published by Red Deer Press.

Désirée Park, distinguished professor emerita of philosophy, has been elected a member of the common room of Wolfson College, Oxford University, as of October 2000.

Eckhard Siggel
(Economics) recently participated in a United Nations (UNIDO) conference on industrial development in Africa held at Oxford University. He presented his findings of a research project on manufacturing competitiveness and trade flows in Uganda and Kenya.