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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.

Bravo to Dance Professor Elizabeth Langley (retired), who has been awarded the Jacqueline Lemieux Prize for Dance by the Canada Council for the Arts. The award, for her lifetime contribution to a generation of contemporary dancers, was made to the Australian-born dancer and choreographer in Ottawa this summer. Langley, 65, essentially designed and established Concordia's Department of Contemporary Dance. She retired in June 1997 -- but not from dance itself. She gave her first solo dance show in Montreal last June.

Many know Richard Diubaldo only as Director of Concordia's successful Centre for Continuing Education. However, he also taught in the Department of History for many years. Now his 1978 book, Stefansson and the Canadian Arctic, is being reissued in paperback by McGill-Queen's University Press. (It's a good thing, too, because Diubaldo can't find his only copy of the original.) He recently acted as consultant and interviewee on the disastrous 1913 Karluk expedition, in which 11 people died, for an episode of Sea Tales, a series on the Arts and Entertainment TV channel.

Congratulations to Steven Appelbaum (Management), named a "highly commended" author in nominations for the 1998 MCB UP Ltd Literati Awards, for his work published in 1997. MCB UP is a publishing house.

Congratulations to Mireille Landry, Coordinator of the Summer Program of the Institute in Management and Community Development, whose work was recognized with an award from the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE). The award was for a program of national scope.

Rita Shane, one of Sir George Williams University's "guinea pigs," won an award in June from her other alma mater, McGill University. Shane, one of the historic handful -- and the only woman -- in Sir George's first graduating class, went on to study medicine at McGill. In a ceremony on June 11, at the St. James Club, she won the E.P. Taylor Award from McGill's Alma Mater Fund.

Norma Joseph (Religion) was one of those honoured at the Angels' Gala, an evening held June 11 by the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, this year celebrating its centenary.

Sandra Dametto, a Master's student in Communications Studies, is on an eight-month study and research program in the U.K., thanks to a Celanese Fellowship. She is looking at the social and historical context of documentary television production. She is spending a semester in the International Cultural Studies Program at Nottingham Trent University, to be followed by qualitative research at BBC Archives, the National Film and Television Archives, and the British Institute.

In February, Gabrielle Korn (Assistant Director, Alumni Affairs) was program chair for the conference of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), District 1 and 2, held in Toronto. At the conference, attended by 1,000 participants from eastern Canada and the northeastern U.S., Ann Vroom (Director, Alumni Affairs) received highest marks for her presentation "Teaming Up," and Leisha LeCouvie (Marketing Officer, Alumni Affairs), received top marks for a presentation of "Stretching your Alumni Office Dollar."

Calvin Kalman (Physics) was chair of the Third International Conference on Hyperons, Charmed and Beauty Hadrons, held in July in Genoa, Italy. He also gave the leading invited paper, and will be general editor of the proceedings.

Christoper B. Gray (Philosophy), presented several papers at conferences during the spring and summer, including "Aristotle's Text on Justice: Its Treatment," at the American Catholic Philosophical Association in Pittsburgh in March; "People Who Need Peuple: Politicizing Categories in Quebec Separatist Discourse," at the Law and Semiotics Roundtable at Penn State in April; and two commentaries during the May-June 'Learneds' in Ottawa, "Autonomy and Wholeheartedness" for the Canadian Philosophical Association, and "Normative Facts" for the Canadian Legal Philosophy Association.

At the World Congress of Sociology, held in Montreal this summer, the following members of Concordia's Department of Sociology and Anthropology presented papers: Susan Hoecker-Drysdale ("Harriet Martineau and the Positivism of Auguste Comte"), Brian M. Petrie ("Methodological Hazards Implicit in the Use of Diaries and Personal Journals: Examples Drawn Concerning the French-Canadian Patriote Convicts, 1839-1848"), Caroline Knowles ("Personal and Public Maps of Empire"), Anna Woodrow ("Local Laughter, Global Silence"), Jennifer A. Perzow ("Access to Health Care in Rural Canada: Recruiting and Retaining Physicians" and "Citizen Action to Compensate for Cost-Cutting: Collective Action and Community Development").

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