(February 22, 2001, Gazette)
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 www.mun.ca/gsu/aldrich.
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: email@example.com or Deborah Inkpen, information officer
(research), at 737-4073 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Memorials 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 worlds 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 years
winner, Sheldon Andrews of St. Johns.
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.
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
St. Johns, NF, A1C 5S7.
Memorial University students graduating at spring convocation
2001 find the degree schedule at www.mun.ca/univrel. Spring convocation
is being held May 11 at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner
Brook and May 30-June 1 in St. Johns.
Karen Cracknell, director of Memorials Harlows campus,
will bein St. Johns during the week of March 5-9. One of
the purposes of her trip is to share information about the universitys
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