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At a Glance

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.

With colleague Doug Horton (International Service for National Agricultural Research [ISNAR], The Hague, The Netherlands), Ronald Mackay (TESL Centre) has co-edited a special issue of the international journal Knowledge,Technology & Policy. The focus of the special issue is on the role and use of program and project evaluation in developing countries. Dr. Mackay spent 1997 with ISNAR working on the evaluation of a large capacity-building project in more than a dozen countries in Latin America.

Enn Raudsepp (Journalism) wrote an analysis of The Gazette's "You Be the Editor" readers' survey for the Journal of Mass Media Ethics.

Karin Doerr (CMLL) has published "Verisimilitude and the Holocaust in Sherri Szeman's The Kommandant's Mistress" in a special issue of Philological Papers devoted to the uses of history in fiction and film. She has also given a number of papers at the 29th International Annual Scholars Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, at Nassau Community College, N.Y., the Conference of the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German at Bishop's University, and at the International Conference of the Association of Genocide Scholars at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Congratulations to Jeremiah F. Hayes (Electrical and Computer Engineering), who has been raised to the rank of Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in recognition of his contributions to the theory of local distribution in computer communications. He is a former chair of the department.

Leanne Joanisse and Anthony Synnott (Sociology/Anthropology) had an essay, "Fighting Back: Reactions and Resistance to the Stigma of Obesity," published in Interpreting Weight: The Social Management of Fatness and Thinness, edited by Sobal and Maurer.

Margaret Shaw (Sociology/Anthropology) had a number of articles and reviews published recently, including a discussion paper on family group conferencing with children under 12, which was used at a Department of Justice conference last month. Her article "Knowledge Without Acknowledgement: Violent Women, the Prison and the Cottage," appeared in the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice.

Ghislaine Daoust (Translation Services) had the pleasure of presenting a scholarship to an outstanding student in Concordia's own Translation Co-op program, Katherine Oliveri. The presentation was made at a reception given by OTIAQ, the Ordre des traducteurs et interprŹtes agrŽŽs du QuŽbec, celebrating the International Day of Translators in Quebec. The $400 award was made in the name of the RŽseau des traducteurs en Žducation/Network of Translators in Education.

Sheila Arnopoulos (Journalism) spent June and July in Asia. In Japan, she gave six lectures at universities in Mito and Tokyo, and three lectures at the Harbin Institute of Technology, in China. She discussed Canadian writers, global culture in literature and Canadian news coverage of social issues.

Sima Aprahamian (Sociology/Anthropology) had an article on Armenian identity published in the Feminist Studies in Aotearoa Journal, distributed by e-mail from New Zealand. She has also had a number of book reviews published in the Journal of Sociological and Anthropological Studies and the Horizon Literary Supplement.

Lucy Fazio (TESL) addressed the Sir George Williams Alumni Association in September. She talked about her teaching experience in a project in Phuthaditjhaba, South Africa, which brings a Concordia Master's degree to 19 Special Individualized Program students at the University of the North, QwaQwa Campus (UNIQWA), and has involved a number of Concordia faculty members. The Association has sponsored a subscription to the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development for UNIQWA.

Frank G. Mźller (Economics) participated in the biannual meeting of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics and presented a paper, "Environmental Economics and Ecological Economics: Antagonistic Approaches?" at the University of Regina in August.


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