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(November 1, 2001, Gazette)

DR. CHRISTOPHER KOVACS, Medicine, made an oral presentation of a paper titled Mice Lacking Both Pth and Pthrp Have Novel Defects in Fetal Growth and Bone Mineralization, at the annual meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research in Phoenix, Arizona, on Oct. 14. Co-authors included Linda Chafe and Neva Fudge, Medicine, MUN, and Nancy R. Manley, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Kovacs also published the research paper Parathyroid Hormone Regulates Fetal Blood Calcium and Skeletal Mineralization Independently of Pthrp, in the November 2001 issue of Endocrinology (Endocrinology 2001; 142(11): 4983-4993.). Co-authors include Linda Chafe and Neva Fudge, Medicine, MUN, and James Friel, Biochemistry and Pediatrics, MUN, as well as Nancy R. Manley, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia. And Dr. Kovacs has submitted an invited chapter titled Fetal Mineral Homeostasis for the forthcoming medical textbook Pediatric Bone: Biology and Diseases, edited by J. M. Pettifor, F. H. Glorieux, and H. Jüppner (San Diego: Academic Press, 2002, in press).
DR. GERALD POCIUS, director of the Centre for Material Culture Studies at Memorial, attended the Shannon Lecture Series Oct. 12 at Carleton University in Ottawa where he presented a paper titled A Fashionable Sideboard in an Unfashionable World.

DR. DAVID A. PIKE, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, attended the 2001 APICS Mathematics/Statistics and Computer Science Conference, held at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Oct. 19-21. On Oct. 19, Dr. Pike and Dr. Robert van den Hoogen of St. Francis Xavier University, served as the co-organizers of a professional development workshop for junior mathematics and statistics faculty members throughout Atlantic Canada. Speakers at the workshop included representatives from each of the Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS), and the Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences (APICS), and NSERC. On Oct. 20, Dr. Pike presented the paper Decycling Hypercubes at the East Coast Discrete Mathematics Conference that was also held in conjunction with the APICS Conference.