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Vol 39  No 4
Oct. 12, 2006


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Notable

Dr. Margaret Brosnan and Dr. John Brosnan, of the Department of Biochemistry, have been appointed adjunct professors of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Dr. Parzival Copes was inducted as an Officer in the Order of Canada for his work in the social sciences. Dr. Copes is long time faculty member at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. In the 1960s he was a faculty member in Memorialís Department of Economics. In 2004 Memorial University recognized Dr. Copesí lifetime achievement by presenting him with an honorary degree during fall convocation.

Dr. Peggy Dixon, adjunct professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland and a research scientist with Atlantic Cool Climate Crop Research Station in St. Johnís, has been elected as president of the Canadian Entomological Society. Dr. Dixon begins her term in November of this year.

Karen Hollett has been appointed to the position of interim director of Faculty Relations effective Sept. 1, 2006. Ms. Hollett joined the Division of Faculty Relations on Sept. 1, 2003, as associate director. Her title was recently changed to reflect her responsibilities as the Universityís Legal Counsel. Please direct any inquiries to Ms. Hollett at extension 6107 or e-mail at khollett@mun.ca.

Dr. Peter Pope will serve as head of the Anthropology department starting on Sept. 1, 2006, up to Aug. 31, 2009.

Gordon Slade was inducted into the Order or Canada. Mr. Slade is the executive director of One Ocean, the agency headquartered at the Marine Institute with a mandate to serve as a liaison between the fishing and offshore petroleum industry. He has also served as the executive director of the International Centre and chair of MUNís Opportunity Fund.

Dr. Richard Ilgner, Department of German and Russian, was a moderator and presenter at a Research Symposium held at McGill University this month on The Reception of Faust in Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Chinese and Japanese Cultures. Dr. Ilgner was one of only two North American and three European scholars representing the West among a host of scholars from Islamic and Asian cultures (Turkey, Egypt, Senegal, India, Thailand, China, Korea, Japan). Goetheís Faust, as the tragedy of the project of modernity, with its dark side of the attendant destruction of indigenous culture and the environment, provided common ground for an East-West dialogue that will now continue with several future conferences to which Dr. Ilgner has been invited (2007 in Bangkok, 2008 in Madras).

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