(May 24, 2001, Gazette)
to give public lecture
Dr. Efim Zelmanov, a 1994 winner of the Fields Medal, the worlds
highest scientific award for mathematicians, will give a free
public lecture on Abstract Algebra in the 20th Century at Memorial
University in room AA-1043 (Arts and Administration Building)
on Monday, May 28, beginning at 7 p.m.
Awarded by the International Mathematical Union every four years
for outstanding discoveries in mathematics, the Fields Medal
is considered to be the mathematical equivalent of the Nobel
Prize, recognizing both existing work and the promise of future
achievement. Currently on faculty at Yale University, Dr. Zelmanovs
expertise is in algebra and group theory.
Free parking for this event will be available in lot 15, located
to the east of the Music Building.
president chairs advisory board
Former Memorial president Art May will chair the advisory board
for the $300 million Atlantic Innovation Fund, Industry Minister
Brian Tobin announced May 18.
Dr. Verna Skanes, retired assistant dean for research and graduate
studies, will also sit on the board.
The fund is a key component of the $700 million Atlantic Investment
Partnership previously announced by Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.
It is designed to build the economy of Atlantic Canada by increasing
the regions capacity to carry out leading-edge research
and development that directly contributes to the development
of new technology-based economic activity of the region.
Once the fund is operational, the board will initiate requests
for proposals from the private sector and the institutional research
sector, which will address the most strategic and critical innovation
requirements in Atlantic Canada. The board will make recommendations
to the ministers on specific project proposals based on the merits
of these proposals and a thorough analysis, and will advise the
ministers, when requested, on program issues related to the fund.
changes at Memorial
The Board of Regents has approved changes to how some financial
activities are managed at Memorial. Changes include:
1. The position of director of Budgets and Audits will be eliminated;
2. The Comptrollers Office will be renamed
the Financial and Administrative
Services Department to properly reflect the functional areas
3. The comptrollers title will be renamed the
director of Financial and Administrative
4. The responsibility for the budget function will
be transferred to the director
of Financial and Administrative Services;
5. Transfer the manager of budgets and the current
incumbent to the position
of assistant director of financial services budgets;
6. Change the title of the accounting office manager
in the Comptrollers
Office to assistant director of financial services accounting;
7. Transfer the position of budget analyst and its
current incumbent to senior
budget analyst in the Financial and Administrative Services department;
8. Create a new position of budget analyst in the
Financial and Administrative
9. Rename the Department of Budgets and Audits to
the Department of Internal
10. Change the title of the assistant director of Budgets
and Audits to the assistant
director of Internal Audits.
librarian at QE II
Mary Lochhead has joined the Memorial Libraries as associate
university librarian, QE II Library, effective April 1. Ms. Lochhead
has a BA (1979) from Mount Allison University and a master of
library science degree (1984) from the University of Alberta.
Before coming to Memorial, Ms. Lochhead worked at the University
of Manitoba Libraries in Winnipeg (1986-2001) in a variety of
positions, most notably as head of the Architecture/Fine Arts
Library (1990-2001). She also assumed responsibility for the
Eckhardt-Gramatte Music Library in 1998.
Ms. Lochhead can be reached at 737-3188 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over 250 recruiters and career services professionals are expected
to attend the CACEE Campus Recruitment and Career Services conference
A Tradition of Innovation taking place from June
36 at the Fairmont Newfoundland in St. Johns. The
conference will bring together recruiters of postsecondary students
with campus career services contacts from across Canada. CBC
commentator Rex Murphy will open the conference with his presentation,
Work, Worth, Learning and Living, while Dr. Bob Richards of the
Faculty of Business Administration will close the event with
his talk on Communication and Credibility in Incredible Times.
Full conference details can be viewed online at www.coop.mun.ca/cacee2001/