Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 28, No.12

March 18, 2004


At a Glance


The Library's Assistant-Director for Systems, Jean-Marc Edwards, was a guest speaker at the Innovative Interfaces Academic Library Directors' Symposium in Berkeley, California, on Feb. 1. His presentation focused on Concordia University Library's project to implement OpenURL and Federated search technology using Innovative Interfaces software. This new technology, soon to be launched at Concordia, will facilitate the retrieval and discovery of scholarly information and provide seamless access to the library's full-text electronic journal collection.

The work of Kathryn Lipke (Professor Emeritus, Studio Arts) is part of an exhibition called eau - water at Galerie Art Mûr in Montreal from Feb 19 to March 20.

Professor Emeritus Henry Habib gave a speech on Feb. 25 at the Jewish Public Library’s Gelber Conference Centre on Choc des civilizations: mythe ou réalité? From the perspective of many years’ study of the Middle East, he examined recent changes in international relations. The lecture was organized by the Jewish Public Library in co-operation with the Alliance Israélite Universelle.

Dennis Murphy, Executive Director, University Communications, took part in a panel on Feb. 26 at the invitation of the Institut Canadien and Bombardier Aeronautique on internal communications in times of crisis with his counterparts at Gaz Métro and Hema-Québec. His presentation had to do with the aborted speech by Benjamin Netanyahu on Sept. 9, 2002, its aftermath, and how it was handled by the university. The title of the panel was Les communications internes en temps de crise: que dire, mais surtout quand le dire?

Michel Laroche, FRSC (Marketing) has been named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Marketing Society. He will receive the honour at the AMS annual conference, to be held in Vancouver in May.

The John Molson MBA Program has retained its fifth-place ranking in all of Canada based on the entering MBA class GMAT score. You can see the rankings as published in the Financial Post by going to the JMSB home page and looking under News.

On Feb. 6, the Hellenic Scholarships Foundation held its annual awards ceremony at the McGill Faculty Club. Two of the nine scholarships went to Concordia students. Angela Vavassis (Psychology) and Helen Stathopoulos (Early Childhood Education) each received scholarships of $2,000. As both students are in the Faculty of Arts and Science, Dean Martin Singer offered an additional $1,000 each. The president of the Foundation is Professor Efie Gavaki (Sociology and Anthropology).

The 30th anniversary issue of Visual Arts Research published a selection of outstanding articles from its three decades of publication, including essays by two Concordia art education scholars: “Linear Lessons in a Centrifugal Environment: An Ethnographic Sketch of an Art Teaching Experience,” a 1981 article by David Pariser, and “Art, Native Voice and Political Crisis: Reflections on Art Education and the Survival of Culture at Kanehsatake,” by Elizabeth Saccá, first published in 1993.