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
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).