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Feb. 6, 2003, Gazette

30 years ago
First physics doctorate
February 1973
— L.G. Kristjansson successfully defended his PhD thesis at the final examination this month. Mr. Kristjansson, whose research in paleomagnetism and rock-magnetism was carried out under the supervision of Professor E. R. Deutsch, will be the first candidate to be awarded the PhD in physics by Memorial.

In other news, Dr. M. J. Kennedy, associate professor of geology, received the Young Scientist Award from the Atlantic Provinces Inter-University Committee on the Sciences. This award is presented this year for the first time and rewards outstanding achievements in the sciences in the Atlantic provinces. Dr. Kennedy earned the award for his research on the structural evolution of the Canadian Appalachian region.

25 years ago
New course on languages in province
February 1978
— A course titled Languages in Newfoundland and Labrador is being offered at Memorial for the first time this semester. To accompany the course, Linguistics 3450, the Department of Linguistics has produced a textbook containing local material on the past and present-day languages of the province, from Inuttut and Montagnais/Naskapi to Scots and Irish Gaelic and their influences on “Newfoundland English.” Dr. Harold Paddock is editor of the text and has contributed an article on dialect mapping of Newfoundland.

20 years ago
MUN team Atlantic winners
February 1983
— Memorial’s men’s swim team take first place in the Atlantic Universities Athletic Association championship this month. Memorial relay teams won all three events in the men’s section. Top male swimmer Chris Daly captured five gold medals in the five events he entered.

In other news, Dr. J. D. Eaton will step down after two five-year terms of Memorial’s vice-president (student affairs and services).

15 years ago
Concordia Cup for Memorial
February 1988
— Four master of business administration students at Memorial win the seventh annual Concordia MBA Case Competition Championship. The team was presented with a prize of $2,000 by the Bank of Montreal to honour the achievement. In another national competition for business students, three undergraduate students from Memorial achieve a second-place finish in the six team final round.

10 years ago
Human-powered sub design successful
February 1993
— An engineering design for a human-powered submarine submitted by Memorial is successfully accepted and will be used to create a vessel for an upcoming race in Florida. Students from the Marine Institute and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science – with the help of volunteers from the university community, the Institute for Marine Dynamics and local industry – are working together on this unique project. Christened the Terror Nova, the sub is now under construction and will compete against 50 other submarines from Canada, Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States.

Five years ago
C-CORE projects heading to space
February 1998
— The Centre for Cold Ocean Resources Engineering will send three experiments into the stratosphere aboard the space shuttle Discovery when it launches near the end of May. Dr. D’Arcy Hart is project manager for the experiments, part of C-CORE’s research into the effect of gravity on oil that could help boost productivity at oil fields like Hibernia.