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Dr. Greg Kealey, dean of graduate studies and University Research Professor, attended the 19th International Congress of the
Historical Sciences in Oslo, Norway, Aug. 6-13. He served as Canada’s official representative to the ICHS General Assembly.

Peter Fenwick, member of Memorial’s Board of Regents, has been appointed director of communications and publications with the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, or AIMS, a Halifax-based think tank.

Dr. Claude Daley, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, was appointed director of the Ocean Engineering Research Centre as of July 1. A graduate of Princeton, Western, and the Helsinki University of Technology, Dr. Daley’s research is in the area of ice mechanics and arctic ship structures. He has been teaching at Memorial in the Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering program for six years.

Three faculty members from Memorial University were selected by the SSGRR in Rome, Italy to share their ideas about Internet communications. Dr. Bruce Mann, Education, Dr. Michael Collins, Biology and Education, and Dr. Ashoke Deb, Computer Science. Located in a large isolated facility near Rome, the SSGRR (Scuola Superiore G. Reiss Romoli) is the leading institution in Italy for corporate training on computing infrastructure and information management. For this six-day think tank, the SSGRR invited only 250 people from around the world; 100 industry leaders (including Microsoft, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Lucent), and 150 academics. The industry representatives were selected from SSGRR’s own list of best-known computing and information scientists and engineers. The academics were selected by an independent team of experts that reviewed the current literature for original contributions to Internet research and development. The event was held under the auspices of Telecom Italia Consortium.
Dr. Mann’s topic was Phasing-in to Online Global Education: A Key to Successful Web Course Management. Dr. Collins spoke on The Importance of Electronic Communications in Successful Web-based Courses. Dr. Deb presented on the Automatic Hypertexting of Large Programs and its use in Teaching Program Design.

The Tuck-Walters Award in Natural History was presented to Henry Mann, associate professor of biology at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. The award is sponsored by the Natural History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and is given to “individuals who have made an outstanding and enduring contribution to the advancement of natural history appreciation and protection in Newfoundland and Labrador, outside the parameters of their employment responsibilities.” The presentation was made at the annual meeting of the Canadian Nature Federation held in Corner Brook in July.