Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 28, No. 4

October 23, 2003

Photo of Undergrad award winners

The inaugural Concordia University Community Scholarships and Awards Reception was held Tuesday night at Samuel Bronfman House. The honoured students all received scholarships or bursaries funded by Concordia's internal community through Annual Giving or other fundraising events like the Shuffle. Pictured here are Mara Pancheri, Rong Chen, and Belinda Hoi Yum Lai in the front row, and Elena Rasile, John Molson School of Business Dean Jerry Tomberlin, Lingyu Kong and Nathalie Abbott.
Photo by Christian Fleury

Vasek Chvatal awarded Canada Research Chair

The Canada Research Chair in Combinatorial Optimization has been awarded to Vasek Chvatal, who will join Concordia’s Department of Computer Science on June 1, 2004. He comes from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

At Rutgers, Chvatal received the Alexander von Humboldt Distinguished Senior Scientist Award and the Beale-Orchard-Hays Prize for Excellence in Computational Mathematical Programming. More

Photo of di Grappa at kiosk

Michael Di Grappa, Vice-Rector Services, demonstrates how to use a new information kiosk. Ten new information kiosks on both campuses will allow students to speak live to the Information Desk via webcams. More

Arts make inroads in university research

Though working at a computer and singing in a concert hall might seem far apart, university-based artists do research. Fortunately, the major public granting agencies are showing awareness of that fact.

Associate Dean of Fine Arts Liselyn Adams said in an interview that Quebec, not for the first time, has led the way in this regard. More