March 19,1998

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.

Calvin Kalman (Physics) made a presentation at the 17th annual meeting of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, held at the University of Regina. It was titled "Developing Critical Thinking in a Student-Centred Classroom." Judith Kalman (English) made a presentation at the same event, titled "Critical Writing and Critical Thinking in a Student-Centred Classroom."

An article by Virginia Nixon (Liberal Arts College), "The Concept of Regionalism in Canadian Art History," originally published in the Journal of Canadian Art History (x/1, 1987), will be included in a new book, Resources in Canadian Art History of the 20th Century (Toronto: Irwin), edited by Joan Murray, director of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, in Oshawa.

Last September, Lorna Roth (Communication Studies) presented a paper, "How Comfortably Does the Internet Sit on Canada's Tundra?" at a conference in Antwerp called Beyond Infrastructure. In November, she was on a panel at the Women in the Media Conference in Winnipeg, discussing the issues surrounding national codes of journalistic ethics. She also attended a meeting in Vancouver, where she represented Concordia at the Council for the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS).

Patrick Landsley, retired professor of Drawing and Painting, gave an illustrated lecture at the Creative Arts Centre on the archaeology of Greece in Ingersoll, Ont., where Landsley and his wife returned from an extended stay in Greece. Named by the mayor of Woodstock, Ont., to chair the acquisition committee of the local art gallery, Landsley says he will encourage young people to get involved.

Congratulations to Maria Peluso (Political Science), who has been awarded the Prix Simonne Monet-Chartrand by the Montreal Women's Centre. Peluso is president of the part-time faculty association (CUPFA), and also teaches at Dawson College. The award was presented by Vera Danyluk, president of the MUC executive committee.

Dorothy Williams, a graduate student in History, is busy every February, and 1998 was no exception. The author of two books on Montreal's black community, most recently The Road to Now (Véhicule), she is in demand as a speaker during Black History Month. Last month she spoke to the CLSC Pointe Claire, Western Laval High School, and a francophone anti-racism group. She was also a consultant on a Heritage Canada exhibit in the Complexe Guy- Favreau.

Steven Appelbaum (Management) gave a session called "Dealing with Difficult People" in Dollard des Ormeaux recently. It was part of a series of talks on leadership skills organized by the Jewish Community Services. Stephanie Whittaker subsequently wrote an article about it in The Gazette.

Congratulations to Patsy Lightbown (TESL), who has been elected vice-president of the American Association for Applied Linguistics for 1998-99, and will be president in 1999-2000. The AAAL has nearly 1,400 members, and is the premier organization for applied linguists in North America.

S.K. Goyal (Decision Sciences/MIS) recently published a paper, "A Conceptual Framework for the Implementation of Zero Inventory and Just-in-Time Manufacturing Concepts," in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing.

Ted Stathopoulos Professor and Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, has received the award for the best paper published in the ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering in 1996. The paper is titled "Wind-Tunnel Studies of Buildings and Structures."

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