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Names in the News

Concordia faculty, staff and alumni/¾ pop up in the media more often than you might think!

Books in Canada published a review by Martha J. Nandorfy (CMLL) of Where Words Like Monarchs Fly: A Cross-Generational Anthology of Mexican Poets in Translation.

Mike Gasher (Journalism) was interviewed on CBC Radio about the recent layoffs at CFCF and CBC. He said they flew in the face of increased competition from the arrival in the market of the Global network. His colleague Ross Perigoe was on a panel with another journalist and two electioneering Manitoba politicians on CBC Radio's Definitely Not the Opera, talking about how quotes are chosen.

Jon Breslaw (Economics) wrote a piece in The Gazette criticizing deputy premier Bernard Landry for saying that mortality will take care the federalist vote. Breslaw was interviewed about it on CJAD.

After a poll showed 47-per-cent support for sovereignty, Guy Lachapelle (Political Science) told the RDI network that as a sovereignist, he considers it a satisfactory level for now. He also wrote an essay for Le Devoir in June when the "Quebec model" of state involvement was under discussion, saying that to review it would require reviewing "co-operative federalism, devolution, a decentralized economy and regional autonomy."

Marika Pruska-Carroll (Political Science) was interviewed on CBC Newsworld several times about Russia's woes, both the political upheaval and the rampant corruption.

Just before the term started, Brigeen Badour (Mature Students) and Murray Sang (Continuing Education) gave Concordia a real plug on CJAD.

Judy Garfin (Studio Arts) extends her artistic talent to the outdoors. She was spotted on the Sunday morning CBC network show Canadian Gardener by early riser Cameron Tilson (Rector's Office).

George Short (Exercise Science/Sports Administration) and a colleague from the University of Louisville, Kentucky, presented a study on attitudes to "ambush marketing" at a recent conference in Vancouver, and it was reported in The Sponsorship Report. Ambush marketing is what happens when a company takes advantage of a sporting event for which they have paid no sponsorship to conduct their own publicity or competition.

Louise Gauthier (Sociology and Anthropology) gave a paper at the Learneds (now the Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities) in Sherbrooke last June, and it rated an article in the National Post. She did a study on "Graffiti on Freight Trains as Networks of Communication," showing how artists are sending their work coast to coast.

The Canadian Medical Association Journal noted several exhibitions, Watermarks: a comparative study of artificial tears, and m melancholia & melanomata, by Barbara McGill Balfour, who teaches print media and interdisciplinary courses in Fine Arts.

Pamela Bright (Theology) was interviewed on CBC Newswatch about the Proulx report, which recommended the secularization of Quebec schools. She was part of a group, the English-Speaking Catholic Council, who spoke to Quebec legislators against the report. She was also quoted in The Gazette.

Dean Christopher Jackson (Fine Arts) was given star treatment in the spring issue of Quˇbec Audio magazine regarding his long and successful direction of the Studio de musique ancienne de Montrˇal.

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