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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.

Stanley G. French (Philosophy) gave a public lecture at the University of British Columbia on March 15 on "Violence Against Women: Learning from Teaching." French is a Visiting Scholar at UBC's Centre for Research in Women's Studies and Gender Relations.

Crista McInnis (Classics) was one of the two undergraduate winners of the J.D. Ferguson Foundation numismatic essay contest. Her winning essay, titled "Foundation Iconography on Roman Coins: A Study of the Romulus and Aeneas Legends," will be published in Picus, the annual of the Classical and Medieval Numismatic Society.

L.J. Sanders (Classics) has published a review of Bezalel Bar Cochba's Pseudo Hecataeus on the Jews: Legitimizing the Jewish Diaspora, in Classical Views 43 (1999), pp. 304-311.

If you're planning to go to the Stratford Festival this summer, you may run into several of our graduates. Francesca Callow (BFA 91), who graduated in Design for the Theatre, is designing sets for The Three Musketeers and Oscar Remembered.Andrew Burr (BA 99), who took his degree in Western Society and Culture, is in the Stratford Players company. If New York is more your style, look for a big show opening on Broadway this month called The Green Bird.Christine Jones (BFA 89), another Theatre Design graduate, is working on it with director Julie Taymore, who last designed the hit Broadway musical The Lion King.

Arshad Ahmad (Finance) presented a series of lectures and workshops on integrating technology with learning at the University of Victoria in early March. He was also invited by McGraw Hill Ryerson and Red River College in Winnipeg to host sessions on "technology in the curriculum and best practice teaching methods."

Congratulations to Lise Ostiguy (Applied Human Sciences), who was presented with the Tommy Wilson Award at the annual convention in Florida of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Recreation and Dance. The award is given by the American Association for Leisure and Recreation for outstanding work in recreation for people with disabilities.

Randy Swedburg, Chair of Applied Human Sciences, was also honoured at the conference in Florida. He was one of 44 people inducted into the North American Society of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance Professionals. Already a Fellow in the American Leisure Academy and recipient of several international awards in his field, he was described in the citation as "a leader in the field of recreation and leisure throughout the world."

Filippo Salvatore (Modern Languages) was the featured speaker at the National Congress of Italian Canadians, held in Montreal on March 19. He spoke on "Identity and a Sense of Belonging: The Struggles Facing Italian-Canadian Youth."

S.V. Hoa, A.D. Ngo, Rajamohan Ganesan and G. Rohrauer, all members of the Concordia Centre for Composites, attended the third joint Canada-Japan workshop on composites, held in Kyoto March 6 to 10. This conference, held alternately in Montreal and Kyoto since 1996, was conceived by Dr. Hoa, who is the Chair of Mechanical Engineering. Interest in the workshops has increased; 27 Canadian participants from universities, government and industry enjoyed the technical exchange and Japanese hospitality, spending three days on presentations and two days touring companies.

Nancy Leclerc, who is in the final stages of an MA in anthropology, attended a graduate student conference at the University of Alberta in February, and presented a paper on "Anthropology and the Teaching of Cross-Cultural Awareness."

Graduate students in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology held a series of workshops in February and March. Dr. Christine Jourdan spoke on preparing fieldwork, and Dr. Bill Reimer on preparing a thesis for submission and defence, and on preparing for comprehensive exams. Kim Matthews, an MA student in sociology, gave a seminar on "Diasporic Belonging: The Case of Central and East African Asians." Nancy Leclerc spoke on "Three Months in James Bay: From Reflexity to Artistic Mayhem."

Keith Meadowcroft, a PhD candidate in History, delivered a paper March 25 at a Workshop on Social Movements and Development at Yale University. Meadowcroft's paper, "Dr. Ambedkar, Prophet or Theorist of Dalit Liberation?," dealt with the struggle of India's untouchables for civil and social equality. Other participants in the workshop included well-known social movement scholars Mayer Zald and Anthony Oberschall.


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