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October 24, 2002 Appointments and Departure



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

Congratulations to Derron Bodell, one of eight Canadian journalism students to be awarded CBC Newsworld’s Joan Donaldson bursary. It carries a $2,000 award and a four-month internship with CBC News.

Clarence Bayne (DIA/DSA, Entrepreneurship Institute/Minority Communities), is featured in a photo exhibit sponsored by the City of Montreal and the Quebec Ministry of Citizen Relations and Immigration in collaboration with Images Interculturelles, entitled Noirs du Québec: quelques modèles à suivre. The exhibit was first presented in Quebec City in 2002 and has travelled throughout the province.

David Ketterer (English, retired, and honorary research fellow, University of Liverpool) recently published a paperback edition of his The Science Fiction of Mark Twain (1984) under a new title, Tales of Wonder by Mark Twain (University of Nebraska Press, Bison Books Frontiers of Imagination series). Long a member of the editorial board of the journal Poe Studies, in November 2002, Ketterer accepted an invitation to join the editorial board of The Edgar Allan Poe Review.

Karin Doerr (CMLL and SBI) and Kurt Jonassohn (Sociology) published “Germany’s Language of Genocide at the Turn of the Century” in The Century of Genocide: Selected Papers from 30th anniversary Conference of the Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, 2002. Doerr also wrote on methodology, co-authorship, and content of Nazi Deutsch/ Nazi German: An English Lexicon of the Language of the Third Reich in the German journal Forum Deutsch: Canadian Association of Teachers of German, 2002.

Danielle Gauvreau (Sociology and Anthropology) and Diane Gervais (adjunct assistant professor in the same department) presented the paper “Réligion et population” at the conference of Société de demographie historique, in Paris in January. Gauvreau’s article “La transition de la fecondité au Canada. Bilan et essai d’interpretation” was published in the Annales de démographie historique (Vol. 2, 2002).

Corinne Mount Pleasant-Jetté (Technical Writing, Native Access to Engineering Program) was co-chair of the National Working Group on First Nations Education. As reported in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science quarterly, the appointment by Indian and northern affairs minister Robert Nault was the direct result of her 10 years developing the Native Access to Education Program at Concordia. The appointment was made in June, and the group put in six months of work before putting their recommendations to the minister.

Enn Raudsepp, chair of the Journalism Department, sat on a consultative committee on media quality and diversity at the invitation of Quebec’s minister of culture and communications. Set up in September, it presented 12 recommendations to the government early this month. Among them were suggestions that the Quebec government monitor future media transactions, encourage editorial independence of media outlets belonging to conglomerates, and draft an information charter of ethical principles. Raudsepp was one of several academics on the body, but was the only anglophone.

Raymond Marius Boucher, a lecturer in the Theatre Department, was the set designer for a successful production last fall of Savannah Bay, by Marguerite Duras, mounted by the Théâtre du Rideau Vert. The production was notable for its outstanding performance by 81-year-old actress Janine Sutto, and Boucher said he worked specifically to create a comfortable environment onstage for Sutto and her younger colleague, Monique Spaziani.

Richard Diubaldo, formerly of the History Department, the Centre for Continuing Education and the Recruitment Centre, contacted CTR from Guadalajara, Mexico, where he has been for a few months. He gave a paper at the North American Studies Center at the Universidad Del Valle De Atemajac entitled “Canadian Sovereignty and the United States: Historical Perspectives.”

Valérie de Courville Nicol (Sociology/Anthropology) published “La production de l’homme moderne: ou le passage de la peur à l’intérieur” in Sociologie et Société.

Steven Woloshen’s short film Camera Take 5 opened the recent Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois festival. He used a style he developed when he was a student in Concordia’s cinema program some 20 years ago.

Greg Nielsen (Sociology/Anthropology), with Yon Hsu and Louis Jacob, has published “The Dialogics of Democracy: Reading the debates on the Montreal and Toronto Amalgamation” in the Canadian Journal of Urban Studies. Nielsen was also invited to join a 10-person Ford Foundation think tank on Human Rights and Latin America.