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Papers and Presentations

Dr. Kam Hon Chu, Department of Economics, had his paper, titled Bank Mergers, Branch Networks and Economic Growth: Theory and Evidence from Canada, 1889-1926, accepted for publication in the Journal of Macroeconomics.

Barb Hunt, Visual Arts Program, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, gave a paper titled Bonding by Means of Cloth: Camouflage and the War Society at the Visions of War: The Arts Represent Conflict conference of the Humanities and Sciences Department of the School of Visual Arts, New York (Oct. 21-23). The paper demonstrated how war is “camouflaged” among us by tracing some of the relationships between art, camouflage, nature, and the war society.

Dr. Ross A. Klein was invited to lead a plenary session on Impacts of Cruise Tourism on Belize and the World at the Third International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations (ICRT) held at the University of Belize, Belmopan, Belize. On Oct. 21, he gave an address titled Global Impacts of Cruise Tourism and Sustainability. On Oct. 23, at an academic conference associated with the ICRT, he presented a paper titled Keeping the Cruise Tourism Responsible: The Challenge for Ports to Maintain High Self Esteem.

Two recent invited lectures by Dr. Christopher Kovacs, Medicine, were Vitamin D in Gestation: Metabolism, Requirements, and Deficiency at Tufts University/Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass.; and Vitamin D in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence at the Indo-US Conference on Recent Scientific Developments in Vitamin D and Health, Hyderabad, India.

Dr. Gerald L. Pocius was Visiting Scholar in Residence during the week of Oct. 12 at the Centre for Cape Breton Studies, Cape Breton University. While there, he gave two public talks as part of the Celtic Colours Lecture Workshop Series, one on Irish backgrounds to Newfoundland architecture, the other on his work on Intangible Cultural Heritage with UNESCO. His UNESCO talk also coincided with the announcement that Cape Breton University Library had acquired the Gerald L. Pocius Folklore Collection, numbering over 10,000 volumes. Dr. Pocius also took part in several classes during his visit, and met with University scholars.

Dr. Messod Salama, Department of French and Spanish (Spanish Section), published an article titled Judeo-Spanish Romancero as a Source of Women’s Spirituality in David M. Bunis, ed., Languages and Literatures of Sephardic and Oriental Jews. Jerusalem: Hebrew University – The Bialik Institute. Pp. 362-379.