April 23,1998

At a Glance

Compiled by Barbara Black

Hormoz Poorooshasb (School for Building) has been invited to give the keynote address at the International Symposium on Lowland Technology, to be held at the Institute of Lowland Technology, Saga University, in Japan, in November. He will also speak on "Foundation of light structures on problematic soils" at an international symposium in Sendai, Japan, in October, sponsored by the Japanese Geotechnical Society.

The EMB Laboratory of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department was well represented at the 14th annual Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics, sponsored by the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) at the Naval Post-Graduate School in Monterey, California, in March. Christopher W. Trueman, Associate Chair of the department, gave two papers, and Professor Emeritus Stanley Kubina chaired a session.

Carol Davison's book Bram Stoker's Dracula: Sucking Through the Century, 1897-1997, which attracted widespread attention when it was published last year, has won the Lord Ruthven Assembly Award for the best non-fiction published in 1997 in the field of Dracula or vampire studies. It is given by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts. Davison teaches Victorian literature in the English Department.

A.J.V. Chandrakanthan (Theology) has had an essay published in a collection called Negotiating Peace in Sri Lanka: Efforts, Failures and Lessons by International Alert (London, U.K.). In early March, the University of Toronto's Varsity published an article on the Sri Lankan conflict by him, based on a lecture he gave at the University of London.

Judith Patterson (Geology) presented a lecture, "Transportation and Atmospheric Pollution," to the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Western Ontario, on February 23.

Desirée Park (Philosophy) has been invited to give a paper, "Persons and Personal Identity: Irreducible Persons and the Affirmation of Identity," at the 7th European Conference on Science and Theology, to be held this month in Durham, England. She will also moderate the ethics section at the conference.

A paper by Latha Shanker (Finance), "Tax Effects and the Leasing Decision of Canadian Corporations," published in the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences in June 1997, has been nominated for Best Paper Award by the journal's finance area editor.

Ira Robinson (Religion) served as a member of the team of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools of the United States Commission on Higher Education in its review of the accreditation of Touro College in New York City.

Raymonde April (Photography) has won the George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award for Les fleuves invisibles (published by Nicole Gingras, Joliette). The award, from the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS), was presented in Philadelphia in March.

S.K. Goyal (Decision Sciences/MIS) and two colleagues have had an article, "A Conceptual Framework for the Implementation of Zero Inventory and Just-in-Time Manufacturing Concepts," published in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing.

Karin Doerr (CMLL) chaired two sessions and presented a paper, "An Emerging Stereotype in Franz Kafka's Story, The Neighbour," at the International Conference, Breaking Barriers: Literature and Emerging Issues, held at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in October.

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