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
Flux, the latest animated short by Christopher Hinton (Mel
Hoppenheim School of Cinema, and the NFB) won the award for Best Narrative
Short Film under 40 Minutes at the recent Ottawa International Animation
Festival. He also picked up an award in a new category, Best Animation
for the Internet, for a work called Twang. In June, Hinton was in Annecy,
France, where he won two awards. Flux has also been accepted to
a film festival in Hiroshima, Japan.
Concordia was well represented at the recent conference on university
libraries, La Bibliotheque dans luniversité: Une relation
en mutation, held Oct. 24-25 at the Université de Montréal
by CREPUQ. The opening panel was moderated by William Curran, Director
of Libraries at Concordia; Claude Bédard, outgoing Dean
of Graduate Studies and Research, gave a presentation on electronic theses;
Provost Jack Lightstone animated a workshop; and Danielle Morin,
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, JMSB, is on the organizing
Maben W. Poirier (Political Science) has published A Classified
and Partially Annotated Bibliography of All Forms of Publications,
Sound Recordings, Internet Documents, Etc., by and about the Anglo-Hungarian
Philosopher of Science Michael Polanyi. The work contains all known
primary, secondary and tertiary writings by and about Polanyi (1891-1976),
a biographical sketch, a chronology, and an index to Parts II and III
of the bibliography. The bibliography was published by Canadian Scholars
Press in July, and is available through the University of Toronto Press.
Christine Jones, a graduate of Concordias Theatre Department,
is set designer at the Guthrie Theatre, in Minneapolis, for Arthur Millers
Resurrection Blues, and has also been designing on and off-Broadway.
Museopathy, an exhibition curated by Jennifer Fisher and
Jim Drobnick, a.k.a. DisplayCult, has won two awards. The Ontario
Association of Art Galleries named it the Best Exhibition of 2002, and
the Ontario Museum Association gave it an Award of Merit. Museopathy
featured 14 site-specific installations and performances related to specialist
museums of marine culture, military history, national heritage, prisons,
geology, health care and ice hockey.
Nadia Bhuiyan (Mechanical/Industrial Engineering) was awarded a
grant by the Quebec Ministry of Science and Technology of $11,250 for
a conference on the future of engineering education, to be held at Concordia
in February. Dr. Bhuiyans co-chair will be Professor Paula Wood-Adams.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial
Engineering, is still an active researcher in metallurgy. He was honored
by the Canadian Institute for mining here in August, and gave two seminars
at the annual meeting of the American Society for Metals in Columbus,
Ohio, this month, where he also gave a seminar at Ohio State University
on the hot working of stainless steel.
Donovan King (BFA, Drama in Education, 1999) is making a name for
himself out west. An MFA student in theatre studies and directing at the
University of Calgary, he also runs an experimental theatre, Optative
Theatrical Laboratories, which has been nominated for the $100,000 Siminovitch
Prize in Playwrighting, the most lucrative theatre prize in Canada. The
nominated work is called Car Stories: What Have You Heard? King
says in an e-mail that it is a meta-play that explores
the corporatizing of the Fringe. It is available through the Quebec
Drama Federation, 875-8698.
Calvin Kalman (Physics) was the chair of the fifth international
conference in Hyperons Charm and Beauty Hadrons, held in Vancouver in
June. He presented a paper, The bound state corrections to the semileptonic
decays of the heavy baryons. He also gave the keynote address, Using
Writing to Promote Human Interaction in an Age of Technology to
the Physics and Engineering Physics Division of the annual meeting of
the American Society for Electrical Engineers in Montreal in June. Dr.
Kalman was also appointed to the science education editorial position
at the journal Academic Exchange Quarterly.
Alper, who obtained his first degree, a BSc, from Sir George Williams
University in 1963, is now president of the Royal Society of Canada. His
two-year term began in November 2001. He earned his PhD in chemistry from
McGill in 1967, and went on to build an illustrious teaching and research
career at the University of Ottawa. He has won numerous awards, including
being named a Guggenheim Fellow, a Killam Fellow, and an Officer of the
Order of Canada. The author or co-author of over 415 publications, he
has edited two books and holds 32 patents.
Ted Stathopoulos (Building/Civil/Environmental Engineering) is
chairman of the wind effects committee of ASME (American Society of Civil