(April 3, 1997, Gazette)
New on the Net!
-- Hello Dolly: Scientists Clone Adult Sheep! Nature, the "international weekly journal of
science," published the news of the first cloned adult mammal in its Feb. 27, 1997, issue. The
journal has created a special web page on cloning at: http://www.nature.com/. Click on Web
Special: Cloned Sheep. The site is free, but registration is required.
-- New Scientist has set up a web page titled Cloning: a Special Report, with more discussion and
links to related sites. It's at http://www.newscientist.com/clone/.
-- Comet Hale-Bopp is featured on ScienceWeb, from the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
in Victoria, B.C. The site contains observations, images, charts and other resources. Check out
-- The Bat Conservation International Inc. website features bat facts, bat news, bat trivia, and
reports on bat conservation projects. Go batty at http://www.batcon.org/.
Questions about accessing these items? Contact Barbara McDonald, Information Services
Division, Queen Elizabeth II Library, 737-7427.
Interested in this student writing award?
Senior undergraduate or graduate students at Canadian universities can win the Material History
Review Writing Award offered by the journal Material History Review. Material History Review
is published semi-annually by the National Museum of Science and Technology. Contestants are
asked to submit an article which documents cultural artifacts, describes the historical context in
which they exist, and demonstrates the relationship between the material evidence of Canadian
society and society itself. The prize is $100 in cash and the publication of the article in Material
History Review. Articles must be received by May 31, and the results will be announced Sept. 15.
Contact the chair of the Review Committee, Material History Review Writing Award, c/o North
Vancouver Museum and Archives, 209 West 4th St., North Vancouver, B.C., V7M 1H8.
My spider senses are tingling...
...and they're telling me that the Memorial University of Newfoundland faculty and staff phone
directory is now available on the World Wide Web. Simply click on "Finding People" at
Memorial's home page (http://www.mun.ca) and you'll find this handy-dandy tool. Even if you
don't know how to spell the name of the person you're looking for, you can conduct a search
based on how the name sounds. There are also directories of departmental phone and fax
numbers, and postal addresses. The directory contains information for faculty and staff at
Memorial's St. John's campus (including the Marine Institute), Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, and
the Harlow campus in England.
ASAC '97 coming to St. John's
Discovering New Worlds, the 25th annual conference of the Administrative Sciences Association
of Canada (ASAC) is being held in St. John's from May 31-June 3 at Hotel Newfoundland.
ASAC is a national, interdisciplinary organization dedicated to promoting research, teaching and
curriculum development in business related studies.
Memorial's Faculty of Business Administration is the host institution for the conference, and Dr.
Lessey Sooklal, Business Administration, is the elected chair of the conference. Approximately
500 delegates are expected to attend to hear talks such as Cabot, Codfish and Canada's Future:
Prospects for the 21st Century, by distinguished University of Toronto historian Michael Bliss.
There will also be a doctoral students' consortium, special tours -- including one of Memorial's
St. John's campus -- and a showcase of the latest in educational technology from Prentice Hall
Canada. Check out website www.mun.ca/asac97 or phone 709-737-8503. The early registration
deadline is April 30.
Ocean Engineering Research Award available
The Ocean Engineering Research Award will be presented this year for the first time. It's an
annual prize for researchers within the Ocean Engineering Research Centre (OERC) in
Memorial's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. The award will be given for a current
innovative project in ocean engineering, and the applicant must be a principal investigator. The
award consists of a $1,000-research grant and a framed scroll. Applicants must be listed in the
OERC section of the university Calendar for the current year. The applicant may be a regular
faculty member, an adjunct appointment, or a member of staff; the director of the OERC is not
eligible. The deadline for applications is May 1. For details contact Dr. Neil Bose, director of the
OERC, at 737-8805.
It's time to celebrate volunteers
National Volunteer Week is being celebrated across Canada from April 13-19. It's a week set
aside to thank the 13 million Canadians who contribute their time freely to make their country,
provinces and communities better places to be. In this province, Volunteer Week is sponsored by
the Community Services Council Volunteer Centre, and this year's chair of Volunteer Week is Dr.
Myrle Vokey. He invites all organizations that rely on volunteer help to get involved. "Volunteer
Week is a time to attest to the joy of volunteering and to the joy volunteers bring to the lives of
others," he said. To find out more about volunteering, call the Community Services Council
Volunteer Centre at 753-9860, or call the Student Volunteer Bureau on campus at 737-4301.