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.
Congratulations to Music professors Christopher Jackson and Jeri Brown, who have been nominated for Juno Awards this year. Brown is up against Diana Krall, among others, in the best vocal jazz album category, for her latest CD, I've Got Your Number. Dean Jackson's early-music ensemble Studio de musique ancienne de Montral is entered in the category for best classical album, large ensemble, for their recording Heavenly Spheres. The Junos will be presented March 11 and 12.
Congratulations to Bala Ashtakala (Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering), who has been elevated to Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). As the president of the ASCE pointed out when bestowing the award, "the work of these members realizes a civil engineering goal: to serve as guardians of the public good." The ASCE represents more than 120,000 civil engineers worldwide, and was founded in 1852.
A newly published book, The Theatre of Form and the Production of Meaning: Contemporary Canadian Dramaturgies, by Ric Knowles, includes a chapter on collaborative community plays in Canada, co-authored by Knowles and Edward Little, co-ordinator of the Drama for Human Development program in the Department of Theatre.
Ana Cappelluto, co-ordinator of the Design for the Theatre program, designed the lights and costumes for a choreographed work in New York City at Danspace, January 20 to 23, called Unconscious Landscapes. It was a collaboration among choreographer Marion Bassester, sculptor Louise Bourgeois and video artist Puran Esrasily.
Christopher B. Gray (Philosophy) published The Philosophy of Law, an encyclopedia in two volumes, with Garland Publishing in New York City, in October. The work includes more than 450 entries from 350 contributors in 35 countries.
Lisa Serbin and Diane Poulin-Dubois, from the Centre for Research in Human Development (Psychology), gave presentations at a conference on disadvantaged youth titled Filles ou garons, un mme objectif: Russir. Held February 2 at the Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine Hospital, the event was opened by Cline St-Pierre, head of the Conseil suprieur de l'ducation. Serbin spoke on the psychosocial development of girls and boys, and Poulin-Dubois on their cognitive development.
P.K. Langshaw (Design Art) and Judith Cezar (Computer Facil-ities, Visual Arts) made a presentation in October at Hofstra University, in Hempstead, N.Y., at a conference on women and education. Called "Rema[r]king the Paths," it looked at leadership roles for women administrators of technology in higher education, collaborative artwork, and rewriting private narrative into shared experience as women.
Moira Carley (Lonergan College) is Emeritus Fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria, for 1999-2000. She is working on Bernard Lonergan's levels of consciousness applied to teaching.
Frank G. Mller (Economics) has published "Are Economic Development, Employment Creation, and Environmental Quality Compatible? U.S. State Louisiana's Innovative Environmental Score Care" (in German) in Zeitschrift fr angewandte Umweltforschung.
Michel Laroche (Marketing) has been made the 2000 Kansai University Visiting Researcher for the period June 1 to July 31, 2000. Kansai University is in Osaka, Japan.
Steven Appelbaum (Management) was a keynote speaker at a conference of the Soap and Detergent Association in Boca Raton, Florida, last week. His topic was "Confronting the Challenges of Managing Change." He has also been invited to present a paper on the effectiveness of non-financial incentives in small business to an entrepreneurship research conference to be held at Babson College, in Maryland, in June.
Copyright 2000 Concordia's Thursday Report.