In Brief


(May 15, 1997, Gazette)

Academic books needed for Bosnia

University libraries in Bosnia desperately need books and journals in all academic disciplines -- especially the sciences. JournalShare of Richmond, Va., is co-sponsoring a project to help restore library collections severely crippled by the civil war. Journals published in the last 10 years and books published since 1990 are urgently needed. If you can help with donations of journals or books please contact Angela Lonardo, Queen Elizabeth II Library, at alonardo@morgan.ucs. mun.ca or at 737-7427 (please leave your name and phone number.) Ms. Lonardo is making arrangements to have donations transported to Quebec City, where a faculty member at Laval University will have them shipped to JournalShare in Virginia.

Conflict management seminar scheduled

The Division of Community Education and College Relations at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (SWGC), and Memorial's Centre for Management Development, is offering a Conflict Management Seminar from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, May 22-23, at the Corner Brook campus. The seminar is designed for managers and supervisors who deal with, and wish to resolve, conflicts within their organization. Dr. Michael Withey, Faculty of Business Administration, is the facilitator for the seminar; he'll help participants learn to gain co-operation, build teamwork and recognize the positive potential in conflict situations. For details about fees and registration, contact Marilyn Forward, SWGC, 709-637-6321 or e-mail commeduc@beothuk.swgc.mun.ca.

Interested in conducting research in India?

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute invites applications from scholars, students and artists who wish to undertake research or training in India in the academic year 1998-99. The categories of support available include faculty fellowships, postdoctoral fellowships, student fellowships, and arts fellowships. For more information, contact Dr. Tony Dickinson (737-4356) or Colleen Clarke (737-4053) at Memorial's International Programs Office.

Watch the Forest Centre being built

For the benefit of curious members of the university community, Prof. Michael Coyne, Visual Arts, has set up a "CoyneCam" in his Fine Arts Building office, with which he is capturing live video images of the Forest Centre construction site nextdoor. To view the building in progress (or to see what the weather is like on Memorial's Corner Brook campus), check out website http://www.swgc. mun.ca/~mcoyne/forest.html. Prof. Coyne will monitor construction and update the site as necessary. The Forest Centre at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College should be finished in January 1998; it will be linked to the Fine Arts Building by a greenhouse. The centre will contain research and teaching labs, remote geographic instrumentation systems, an insectarium, and seminar space. The centre will be home to the university's two-year forestry program, as well as the Canadian Forest Service of Natural Resources Canada, and Western Newfoundland Model Forest Inc. The facility is being constructed with $5.7 million from the Canada/Newfoundland Agreement on Economic Renewal.

Gazette website has updated information

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Know a great health sciences researcher?

There's only a couple of weeks left to nominate an outstanding Canadian researcher for the Michael Smith Award for Excellence. Named for Dr. Michael Smith, who shared the 1993 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, the award is given annually by the Medical Research Council (MRC) of Canada to a researcher who has demonstrated innovation, creativity and dedication in the health sciences. The award consists of a medal, and a $50,000 prize which is to be used to further the winner's research program. Candidates must be nominated by members of the Canadian health science research community and endorsed by the executive head of the candidate's institution. For more information, contact the MRC, 5th floor, 1600 Scott St., Ottawa, Ont., K1A 0W9. The deadline is June 1.