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At a Glance

Compiled by Barbara Black

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.

Andrew Homzy (Music) had a vested interest in watching the Grammy Awards this year. He is one of seven contributors to the liner notes on the album Charlie Mingus: Passions of a Man ­ The Complete Atlantic Recordings, 1956-1961, which was nominated in the Best Album Notes category.

Joe Smucker (Sociology and Anthropology), with three colleagues, published "To Cut or Not to Cut: A Cross-National Comparison of Attitudes Toward Wage Flexibility" in Work and Occupations, and "Labour Deployment in Plants in Canada and Sweden: A Three-Industry Comparison" in Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations. He also had a review of Work-Place: The Social Regulation of Labour Markets published in the Canadian Journal of Sociology.

David Howes (Sociology and Anthropology) had a review of Law and the Senses: Sensational Jurisprudence, edited by Bently and Flynn, published in Social and Legal Studies.

Susan Hoecker-Drysdale (Sociology and Anthropology) had a review of Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle's Harriet Martineau in the Daily News: Selected Contributions, 1852-1866, published in the Carlyle Studies Annual.

Toronto's Austin Clarke, who was writer-in-residence at Concordia in 1977-78, has been given Montreal's Black Theatre Workshop's Martin Luther King Jr. Award. Clarke came to Canada from Barbados when he was 21; he is now 64. Since 1964 he has written nine novels about the immigrant experience, and has been outspoken and eloquent on the subject of racism.

Jean-Philippe Marcotte, in his final year of a Linguistics BA, was the only undergraduate to present a paper at the recent Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto Phonology Workshop, which took place this year at McGill University. Marcotte, who hopes to pursue a PhD at UC Berkeley or Stanford, presented a paper called "Unified Analysis of French Liaison and Elision."

S.K. Goyal (Decision Sciences/MIS) has accepted an invitation to join the editorial advisory board of the newly launched International Journal of Agile Manufacturing Systems, published by the MCB University Press, of England.

M.N.S. Swamy (Electrical and Computer Engineering) has been invited to be editor-in-chief of the international journal Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing. He is also vice-chair of the 1999 International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, sponsored by the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

As part of the outreach program conducted by the Chair in Hindu Studies, M.N.S. Swamy (Electrical and Computer Engineering) is giving a series of lectures this semester on the philosophical and theological meaning of the Hindu text Sri Vishnu Sahasranaama (One Thousand Names of the Lord) every Tuesday evening. Also, at the 22nd Annual International Conference of the Association of Baha'i Studies held recently in Montreal, Swamy was invited to be one of the panelists exploring the concept of covenant in the great religions of the world. He spoke on the concept of covenant in Hinduism.

Nadia Ferrara (Sociology and Anthropology) is an art therapist, and has published a book called Emotional Expression Among Cree Indians, based on her decade of work in the field. A researcher at the Jewish General Hospital, she is currently working on her doctorate in medical anthropology at the Université de Montréal.

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