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(February 22, 2001, Gazette)

Aldrich lecture open to the public
On Tuesday, Feb. 27, the Graduate Students’ Union and the School of Graduate Studies at Memorial University will present the 2001 Aldrich Interdisciplinary Lecture and Conference. During the course of the day, students will present 20-minute long papers on their research.

The conference welcome will be held at 8:45 a.m. in B-3007, located in the Faculty of Business Administration Building. The presentation of papers begins at 9 a.m. in Rooms B-3007, B-3008, and B-3009. There is no conference fee and all members of the university community and general public are encouraged to attend. A schedule of presentations along with abstracts can be found at

A highlight of the day is the Aldrich Lecture, which will be delivered by Dr. Kevin Keough, vice president (research and international relations) and newly-named chief scientist for Health Canada. Dr. Keough will speak on Science in the Public Interest. The public is invited to attend this lecture, which begins at 7:30 p.m in Room A1046 (the Arts Annex). A reception will follow at Bitters Restaurant, Feild Hall. Parking is available in Lot 15.

For more information, contact Nancy Fagan, School of Graduate Studies, at 737-7642 or e-mail: or Deborah Inkpen, information officer (research), at 737-4073 or e-mail:

Engineers ante up
Memorial’s engineers have received an additional $15,000 for an endowed scholarship from the Newfoundland and Labrador section of IEEE — The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the world’s largest technical professional society.

The endowment allows the faculty to give an additional $1,000 scholarship annually to a full-time undergraduate student in Term Three of the Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering program at MUN. IEEE also gave a further $1,000 so the award could be given out as soon as possible, beginning with this year’s winner, Sheldon Andrews of St. John’s.

Criteria for the new scholarship include academic scholarship standing and activity within and contributions to the IEEE student branch. Candidates submit a letter describing their IEEE involvement, professional goals, and student activities in the areas of electrical and/or computer engineering. A student may not hold the scholarship more than once.

Doug Squires, a retired electrical engineer and treasurer of the Newfoundland and Labrador section of IEEE presented the cheque on behalf of the organization.

Power poetry seeking submissions
Submissions are invited from full-time or part-time students of Memorial University for the 2000-2001 Gregory J. Power Poetry Awards. The awards are given for original, unpublished poetry and will be chosen by a panel of judges appointed by the Pratt Committee of the Department of English.

Students submitting a poem for the competition must supply, on a separate sheet, their home addresses and student numbers, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses, together with signed declarations that the work presented is their own and has not previously appeared in print. Poems will not be returned. Entrants should submit no more than two poems.

Prizes range from $400 for first to $200 for third place. A list of the winners and honourable mentions will be posted on the English Department bulletin board by mid-April. Deadline for entries is March 5. Send entries with required information to Department of English Language and Literature, memorial University of Newfoundland,
St. John’s, NF, A1C 5S7.

Info for spring convocation
Memorial University students graduating at spring convocation 2001 find the degree schedule at Spring convocation is being held May 11 at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook and May 30-June 1 in St. John’s.

Harlow director to visit
Karen Cracknell, director of Memorial’s Harlow’s campus, will bein St. John’s during the week of March 5-9. One of the purposes of her trip is to share information about the university’s residential campus in England which is available to students, faculty and staff visiting the UK for study or research purposes. She will give a presentation about Harlow campus in SN2105 on Thursday, Mar. 8, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. For more details contact Dr. Jim Black, Dean of Arts Office, 737-8254 or Karen Cracknell at

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