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.