Papers and PresentationsDr. Melvin Baker, President’s Office, and Dr. Peter Neary, professor emeritus, Department of History, University of Western Ontario, contributed the Newfoundland and Labrador entry to the Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 2003 edited by David Mutimer, York University, and published by the University of Toronto Press (2009).
Dr. Christopher Kovacs, Faculty of Medicine, presented an invited research lecture titled PTH, PTHrP, and skeletal recovery after lactation at the 11th Conference on PTH and PTHrP in Strasbourg, France, July 9-10. PTH is parathyroid hormone; PTHrP is parathyroid hormone-related protein.
Volumes three (This Mortal Mountain) and four (Last Exit to Babylon) of the six-volume The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny were published in June. Multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning science fiction/fantasy author Roger Zelazny died in 1995. Dr. Christopher Kovacs, Medicine, has written annotations for the stories and poems and assembled together “author’s commentary” following many of the pieces, with the comments taken from interviews and essays across the span of Zelazny’s career. Many obscure and previously unpublished stories and poems are in this collection; they were obtained by Dr. Kovacs researching and visiting various university archives and other sources. He also researched and wrote a detailed biography of Zelazny’s life (“...And Call Me Roger”: The Literary Life of Roger Zelazny), which runs in six parts, one for each volume. An excerpt of the biography was published in the February 2009 issue of the literary journal The New York Review of Science Fiction and another excerpt will appear in the next few months. Information about the books is available at www.nesfa.org/press/Books/Zelazny-Project.html
Dr. Lynda Younghusband, assistant professor, The Counselling Centre, and Sonja Knutson, director, International Student Advisory Centre (ISA), presented a paper at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of College and University Student Affairs (CACUSS) at the University of Waterloo. Creating Connections Through Cross-departmental/Cross Campus Collaboration described how the Counselling Centre and ISA are working together and with other departments/faculties and the community to enhance the personal and academic lives of international students at MUN.