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(Oct. 3, 2002, Gazette)

Dr. James Black had his appointment as associate dean of the Faculty of Arts extended for a four-month period, Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2002. This will allow time for a search for an associate dean to be completed. This appointment was made by the Board of Regents.

Frank Butler had his appointment as associate director (service programs) in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation renewed for the period April 1 to Dec. 31, 2002. This appointment was made by the Board of Regents.

Dr. Robert W. Davis was appointed head of the Department of Chemistry for a three year term, effective Sept. 1, 2002. This appointment was made by the Board of Regents.

Lori Dunphy, a 19-year-old education student from St. Lawrence, is the new Miss Newfoundland and Labrador. Ms. Dunphy was crowned Sept. 24 at the Trinity-Conception Fall Fair.

Jane Foltz had her contractual appointment as interim head of the Department of Computer Science extended to Dec. 31, 2002. This appointment was made by the Board of Regents.

Dr. Sue Ghazala, Biochemistry, has accepted an invitation to join the International Honorary Editorial Board of the new journal, International Applied Biotechnology, Food Science and Policy as the sole representative on the honorary editorial board from Canada. The International Applied Biotechnology, Food Science and Policy journal will be launched in 2003. This is an international peer-reviewed journal with the specific aim of bringing current and future applications of research findings in these rapidly evolving areas into sharper focus. For further information see www.openmindjournals.com.

Dr. Alan Goodridge has been named interim chair of the Discipline of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, for a period starting Sept. 1, 2002, and continuing until a new chair has been appointed. This appointment was made by the Board of Regents.

Dr. Ray Gosine was named acting associate dean (graduate studies and research) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, effective Sept. 1, 2002, and continuing until a new dean has been appointed and Dr. Mahmoud Haddara, currently acting dean, returns to his position as associate dean. This appointment was made by the Board of Regents.

Dr. Richard Ilgner was appointed head of the Department of German and Russian for a one year period, effective Sept. 1, 2002. This appointment was made by the Board of Regents.

Dr. Mark Joyal was appointed interim head of the Department of Classics for a one-year term, effective Sept. 1, 2002. This appointment was made by the Board of Regents.

Dr. Christopher Kovacs, Faculty of Medicine, has won the Antoni Nalecz Award, sponsored by Novartis. The Nalecz Award is given by the Canadian Society for Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM) for the top ranking abstract. The award was presented at the Canadian Diabetes Association/CSEM annual meeting held Oct. 2-5 in Vancouver. The award consists of a plaque, a $500 cheque and invitation to the dinner sponsored by Novartis.

Dr. Dennis Treslan had his appointment as associate dean, undergraduate programs, Faculty of Education, renewed for a further one-year period, effective Sept. 1, 2002. This appointment was made by the Board of Regents.