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April 8, 2004
 Papers & Presentations


Papers & Presentations

Dr. Gerard Curtis, SWGC, presented a paper on Feb. 20 titled Over Seas Campaigns: Creating Hybrid Art History/Studio Field Courses in London, England, at the College Art Association Conference in Seattle.

Dr. Ross Klein, Social Work, presented a paper titled The Politics of Environmental Activism: A Case Study of the Cruise Industry and the Environmental Movement at the annual meetings of the British Sociological Association on March 21 in York, England. Later that same week he was invited by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to participate in the White Water to Blue Water Partnership Conference in Miami. The conference was co-chaired by the Caribbean Community; Comision Centroamericana de Ambiente y Dessarrollo; United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean; the United Nations Environment Program; and the United States of America. Dr. Klein was on a three-person panel titled Charting A Course: An International Congress for Coral Reef Protection from Ship-based Tourism held on March 25.

Dr Geoff Rayner-Canham
was the invited opening speaker at a symposium on the history of Canadian physics at the 2004 March Meeting of the American Physical Society held recently in Montreal. His topic was Harriet Brooks (1876-1933): Canada’s First Woman Physicist. It was the historical research of Geoff and Marelene Rayner-Canham that uncovered the existence of Brooks and of her contributions to the study of radioactivity. As part of the presentation, he described how their research into her complex life unfolded like a detective story. The importance of Brooks’contribution to radioactivity research has now been recognized by the induction of Brooks into the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame in Ottawa.


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