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Vol 39  No 9
Feb. 1, 2007



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Papers & Presentations

Dr. Becky Childs, Linguistics, recently gave a presentation on vowel phonology and ethnicity in North Carolina as part of the Symposium on Vowel Phonology and Ethnicity at the Linguistics Society of American Annual Meeting.

Dr. Robert Greenwood, director, The Harris Centre, gave the following presentations in 2006: Attracting and Retaining Skilled Labour in the Face of Strong Competing Demand – The Role of Community Colleges and Universities in Atlantic Canada, with Dr. Wade Locke, invited presentation, OECDS/IMHE program on Supporting the Higher Education Institutions’ Contribution to Regional Development, Wrap-up Conference for Participating Regions, Oct. 16, Copenhagen, Denmark; Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation national conference, conference chair, Gatineau, Que., and Lanark, Ont., Oct. 26-28; The Harris Centre: Memorial University Partnering for Regional Policy and Development in Newfoundland and Labrador, invited presentation to Building Healthy Labour Markets in Newfoundland and Labrador: A Provincial Labour Market Symposium, St. John’s, Oct. 30; Canada’s Changing Rural Context: Lessons for Newfoundland and Labrador & the Role of the Harris Centre in Connecting Memorial University, invited presentation to Newfoundland and Labrador Regional Economic Development Association, Pan-Provincial Conference, St. Anthony, NL, Nov.4.

Dr. Gerard Van Herk, Linguistics, recently presented papers to the American Dialect Society annual meeting on ethnic naming practices of 19th-century African Americans, and to the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics on methodological problems in the study of question formation.

Dr. Marguerite MacKenzie, Linguistics, was an invited speaker, in January 2007, at the Symposium on Language Teaching and Learning, sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto as part of the Year of Languages, where she spoke about the situation of aboriginal languages.

Dr. Don Nichol, English Language and Literature, has delivered papers on various topics arising from his satirical miscellany – a three-volume edition of The New Foundling Hospital for Wit – for the American, British and Canadian Societies for 18th-Century Studies, most recently for the BSECS conference at St. Hugh‘s College, Oxford, on Jan. 5, 2007.

Dr. Michael Rochester, University Research Professor Emeritus in the Department of Earth Sciences, and his wife Elizabeth have just returned from three months at the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory as guests of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Rochester gave a course of 40 lectures on the Theory of Rotational Dynamics of the Deformable Earth to graduate students at the Observatory, and continued his research collaboration with Professor Huang Chengli on the effects of the Earth’s liquid core on the small periodic changes in the direction of the Earth’s rotation axis.


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