News and Notes
Division of University Relations Homepage
13, 2000, Gazette)
of Memorial past...
January 1970 The library building of Memorial
University was officially named the Henrietta Harvey Library
during a special ceremony honouring the universitys greatest
benefactress. Under the terms of the will of the late Mrs. Henrietta
Harvey, Memorial received a bequest now having a market value
of $880,000. In further memory of Mrs. Harvey, the Henrietta
Harvey Chair in English is established and Dr. E. R. Seary is
appointed as the first Henrietta Harvey Professor of English.
January 1975 The Centre for Cold Ocean Resources
Engineering (C-CORE) is established with the financial support
of the Devonian Foundation of Calgary, Alberta. The initial grant
is for $1 million with a projected $3 million total investment.
Harold L. Snyder, former executive vice-president of the Churchill
Falls (Labrador) Corporation is the director of C-CORE. The purpose
of the centre is to undertake engineering research designed to
assist in the orderly development and use of Canadas ocean-related
for Anniversary Fund
January 1980 The first instalment of the
half-million dollar contribution from the Iron Ore Company of
Canada to Memorials Anniversary Fund was handed to President
M.O. Morgan this month by IOC president and chief executive office
Brian Mulroney. This brings the Anniversary Fund very close to
$7 million in gifts and pledges.
January 1985 Winter semester 1985 enrolment
figures at Memorial remain high, following fall 1984s record
numbers. Preliminary full-time registration totals 7,859 students
with part-time enrolments at 1,666. Sir Wilfred Grenfell College
has registered 590 students.
In other news, Dr. David Kirby, formerly of the Faculty of Education,
has been named dean of the new School of Continuing Studies and
Extension. He will be responsible for the universitys outreach
programs, which were merged into a single body with the creation
of the new school in November, 1984.
January 1990 Community leaders from throughout
the province visited the St. Johns campus of Memorial to
participate in a special ceremony highlighting the universitys
long-standing relationship with their municipalities. As part
of this project, 12 individual municipal crest designs were crafted
from wood by university artisan Frank Zahn. The crests were installed
in the universitys Queen Elizabeth 11 Library. The communities
recognized are Baie Verte, Brigus, Burin, Corner Brook, Gander,
Port aux Choix, St. Phillips, Stephenville, Torbay, Wabush, Burgeo
and St. Anthony.
high-speed network coming
January 1995 Memorial is embarking on a
campus networking project that will put it at the forefront of
Canadian university networking. Current plans call for close
to 5,000 new connections on a high-speed electronic backbone
to be installed by the end of l995. With the new network, data
will travel at 155 megabytes per second, using asynchronous transfer
mode. In related news, Memorial now has its own home page on
the Web, the fastest growing of the Internet exploration services.
The home page is part of Memorials Campus Wide Information
System (CWIS), a project of computing and communications, and
the Queen Elizabeth II Library.