Papers & Presentations


(April 24, 1997, Gazette)

DR. MELVIN BAKER, University Records archivist, and DR. GERHARD BASSLER, History, recently published articles on Newfoundland fisheries and German-Canadian immigration respectively, in a special Jan. 3, 1997, edition of Canada in Das Parlament, the official public affairs journal of the Federal German Parliament. Among other contributors in this issue was Memorial honorary graduate DR. JACK GRANATSTEIN.

DR. PETER BOSWELL, Political Science, delivered a paper titled Municipal Regionalization in Newfoundland: Past, Present, and Future to the Atlantic Planner's Institute, Newfoundland Branch, at their Planner's Plate luncheon on March 10 at the Emerald Palace Restaurant, St. John's.

DR. KAM HON CHU, Economics, published a paper titled Is Free Banking More Prone to Bank Failures than Regulated Banking? His paper was published in the latest issue of the Cato Journal.

DR. STEPHEN GODDARD, Marine Institute, convened and chaired a special session dealing with feed use in aquaculture at the World Aquaculture Society annual conference, held in Seattle, Feb. 19-23. Dr. Goddard gave an introductory review paper titled Current Issues in Feed Management. The special session was set up at the invitation of the Aquaculture Association of Canada. The association will publish the proceedings as a future edition of their bulletin.

DALE GILBERT JARVIS, a graduate student in the Department of Folklore, presented a paper entitled We Modernized 'er B'y!: The Modern, Moderne, and Post-Modernity in Newfoundland Architecture. The paper was presented at the Third Annual Conference of the Canadian Studies Graduate Students' Association of McGill, at McGill University.

DR. VALERIE LEGGE, English, presented a paper titled Women, Writing and Marginalia at the 27th Popular Culture Association Conference held in San Antonio, Tex., March 26-29. She also published a poem titled River Man in the most recent issue of TickleAce.

DR. DON NICHOL, English, was invited to give a guest lecture on March 5 by the 18th-Century Studies Group at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, on The Origins of Intellectual Property. Over the past year, he has given guest lectures on the history of copyright at the universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, the West of England (Bristol), London, Oxford, Birmingham, and Memorial. On March 6, he read his paper on Copyright in the Brave New World Wide Web at the Scholarly Communication in the Next Millennium conference held at Simon Fraser University. Other conference papers have recently been read before the Western Society for 18th-Century Studies (UC Berkeley), Canadian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (SECS) (Victoria) and British SECS (London).

He was re-elected to the executive of the British SECS at the 1997 meeting. He has recently published articles on copyright in the British Journal for 18th-Century Studies, The Scotsman, and the Times Literary Supplement. He also wrote the Hello Dolly editorial on cloning in the Globe and Mail on Feb. 28.

DR. PAUL SNELGROVE, associate chair in Fisheries Conservation at the Marine Insititute, presented a paper entitled Getting to the Bottom of Marine Biodiversity: Sedimentary Habitats, with co-author Dr. Cheryl Ann Butman of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Seattle, Wash., in February. The talk was the marine component of a symposium entitled Global Biodiversity: is it in the Mud and the Dirt? that addressed threats to biodiversity in sediments around the world.

DR. HANK WILLIAMS, Earth Sciences, was the Dorr Lecturer at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Feb. 21. His presentation was titled Nostalgic Hindsight and New Perspectives in the Appalachian Orogen and drew heavily on the Newfoundland experience. The lecture series is supported by the family of Jack Dorr, former professor of earth sciences at the University of Michigan. Prof. Williams' lecture was followed by a banquet, and a presentation of two student Dorr prizes.