Papers & Presentations


(May 15, 1997, Gazette)

DR. WILLIE DAVIDSON, associate dean of science (research), was an invited speaker at Biotech '97, the first joint meeting of the Canadian National Biotechnology Networks which was held March 11-13 in Toronto. His presentation -- entitled The Application of Biotechnology in the Aquaculture Industry -- was part of a symposium sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation (CCFI).

DR. VALERIE LEGGE, English, presented a paper, The Strangest Journeys Made by Women: Opium Dreamers, Planet Pilgrims and Mountain Women, at the Western Social Science Association 39th Annual Conference held in Albuquerque, N.M., April 23-26.

DR. A. M. MARTIN, Biochemistry, attended the Seventh International Congress of Engineering and Food in Brighton, U.K., April 13-18. Dr. Martin, a member of the International Advisory Committee for this event, made the following presentations:

Optimization of the Continuous Production of the Carotenoid Astaxanthin in a Fermentation Process, co-authored with MANUEL VAZQUEZ, a PhD student at the University of Vigo in Galicia, Spain;

Solubility and Flow Characteristics of Shark Protein Hydrolysates Produced by Autolysis and Alcalase-assisted Proteolysis, co-authored with FABIO DINIZ of the Federal University of Céara, Brazil;

and Anaerobic Fermentation Processing of Fisheries Wastes, co-authored with PAUL BEMISTER, a research assistant at Memorial.

From April 21-26, Dr. Martin was invited to visit universities in Galicia, Spain, where he presented seminars at the universities of Santiago de Compostela and La Coruna. Dr. Martin has been also invited to be a member of the editorial committee of the journal Ciencia y Tecnologa Alimentaria, published by the Galician Society of Food Scientists and Technologists.

DR. ELIZABETH MILLER, English, recently had an article, The Genesis of Count Dracula, translated into Portuguese and published in Megalon, a science fiction and fantasy magazine in Brazil. Another article, Frankenstein and Dracula: A Question of Influence, has appeared in the book Visions of the Fantastic from Greenwood Press.

DR. CRAIG MONK, English, recently published an article entitled Transition and Merlin: Two Generations of American Little Magazines in Paris in the Journal of Modern Literature (volume 20, number 2, winter 1996).

DR. STUART PIERSON, History, attended the 40th annual meeting of the Midwest Junto for the History of Science, held at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa in April. He delivered a paper entitled Isaac Newton and David Hume: Cultural Heterologs, and was elected president of the organization.