Vol 38 No 10
February 23, 2006
News & Notes
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March 16, 2006
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Dr. Wolfgang Banzhaf had his appointment as head in the Department
of Computer Science renewed for a further three-year term, effective Sept. 1,
2006. The appointment was approved by the Board of Regents at its Feb. 2 meeting.
Karen Lippold had her appointment as head, Information Services
Division, Queen Elizabeth II Library, extended until March 31, 2006, so that
a review of her administrative appointment can be completed. The appointment
was approved by the Board of Regents at its Feb. 2 meeting.
Dr. Ian Neath was appointed head in the Department of Psychology,
Faculty of Science, effective July 1, 2006. The appointment was approved by
the Board of Regents at its Feb. 2 meeting.
Dr. Messod Salama, French and Spanish, recently gave a paper
at the XIVth World Congress of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem and was elected national
officer of the newly created Canadian Association of Jewish Studies as well
as the Association of Canadian Jewish Studies this academic year. He was awarded
a grant from the University of Houston to complete an annotated Catalogue Bibliography
on the paraliturgical folk poetry of the Judeo-Spanish Sephardim in the United
States. This is the second research grant obtained from the same institution
for A Comprehensive Bibliography of the Judeo-Spanish ballad or Romancero
in the United States 1860-1992. (University of Houston)
Three professors from two departments attended a seminar organized by the Canadian
Centre for German and European Studies at York University Jan. 27-28. The CCGES,
established by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) as a centre of excellence,
is the only Centre for German and European Studies in Canada. The theme of the
seminar was Germany’s Grand Coalitions Past and Present. Dr. Osvaldo
Croci, Political Science, and Dr. Richard Ilgner and
Dr. Robert Lawson, German and Russian Department, attended
the seminar along with nine other candidates from across Canada and Germany.
The seminar was led by Dr. Stefan Gänzle, a visiting political science professor
from Germany and Dr. Kurt Hübner, an economist affiliated with the Centre for
German and European Studies.