March 19,1998

In brief....

Centraide participation was down in 1997
The final tally of $42,902 in Concordia's 1997 Centraide campaign was delayed to take in pledges still dribbling in after January's ice storm interruption. The participation rate of 11.85 per cent fell short of the 20-per-cent goal and was down from last year's 15 per cent.
"This may be due, in part, to the extraordinary participation of faculty and staff in the Capital Campaign," said Pina Greco, co-chair of Concordia's campaign. The 1996 campaign raised $49,769.

Contest for tickets to MSO at Concordia
For the first time, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, one of the finest orchestras in the world, will play at the Concordia Concert Hall. Director Neil Schwartzman reports that the credit for the booking belongs to maestro Charles Dutoit, who has been looking for ways to promote the MSO.
You can win a free pair of tickets by answering this question: At what age did Brahms compose his first symphony? Send your answer to, or by fax, to 848-4519, by March 26.

Phenomenal Women
"Phenomenal Women" is the lively title of a celebration of International Women's Day through performance art scheduled to take place on March 27 at a local gallery. Organizer and Concordia student Karen Stewart says that the celebration is designed to "inspire, encourage, empower and entertain." The evening, to be held at Isart, 263 St. Antoine St., will showcase the talents of women through music, skits and the spoken word, with many contributions by Concordians.
Tickets are $4 and the fun begins at 7 p.m. Proceeds will go to Auberge Shalom, a shelter for women and children from domestic violence.

Habs host Stingers
The Montreal Canadiens invited Concordia's winning women's hockey team to be their guests at the Molson Centre last week.
The first CIAU championship team enjoyed a meal in the press centre and then watched the Habs defeat the New Jersey Devils, 4-2. At the end of the first period, the Stinger Bee was flashed on the area scoreboard and highlights of their victory game were shown. Then the women were taken down to the ice and presented to the crowd.

Holocaust film receives Montreal premiere
Critically acclaimed Israeli filmmaker Nitzan Aviram will present the Montreal premiere of his documentary on the Holocaust, Healing by Killing, at Concordia next Tuesday. A lecture by the filmmaker will follow the screening. Through a wide range of interviews and original footage, Aviram provides us with insight into the pseudo-medical Nazi "medical" practice as it developed from small-scale euthanasia to systematic mass murder. The film depicts the lives of two doctors whose medical careers ran the gamut from docile public service to brutal implementation of the Nazi cause.
The sponsors of the event are the Consulate General of Israel, the Philosophy, Religion, Theology and History Departments of Concordia University, and the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies.
Healing by Killing will be screened on Tuesday, March 24, at 8:30 p.m. in Room H-407, Henry F. Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Association with CCA comes to an end
Provost and Vice-Rector Jack Lightstone announced yesterday that the University's 30-year association with Serge Losique's Conservatory of Cinematographic Arts (CCA) will come to an end on June 20.
"The CCA has been a valuable asset and enhanced Concordia's reputation among devotees of repertory film," Lightstone said, "but budget restrictions make it impossible to continue to support this type of activity."
This change will affect two staff positions. CCA Director Serge Losique continues to serve as a member of the faculty of the Department of Études françaises.
The University will continue to maintain the CCA's extensive film archives through an archivist from Instructional and Information Technology Services.

Ciné Gael shows 40 Irish films
The best in modern Irish cinema will be on view at Concordia's J.A. DeSève Cinema from March 26 to April 18, thanks to the Irish film society Ciné Gael.
Seats for the gala opening, which features Neil Jordan's new film Butcher Boy, are limited, but there are other Jordan films on the menu during the film festival, including The Crying Game.
In fact, offerings range from well-known films that have already had wide distribution, such as In the Name of the Father and The Dead to less frequently shown works.
For specific films and times, call 848-3878. Tickets are available at Hurley's Pub, McKibbin's Pub, and Ciné Gael, 487-5303.

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