Books by Sylvain David and Sherry Simon have been shortlisted for the 2006-2007 Raymond Klibansky Prize, presented by the Aid to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP) for the best book subsidized by the program in the humanities. David was nominated for Cioran : Un héroïsme à rebours, and Simon for Translating Montreal: Episodes in the Life of a Divided City.

Digital Logic and Computer Organisation, a book by Thiruvengadam Radhakrishnan, has been awarded first prize from Prentice Hall India's Awards of Excellence in Publishing, in the category of Text Books: Colleges, English.

Retired physics professor John MacKinnon is pleased to say that his three-dimensional physics simulations, developed between 1985 and 1995 at Concordia, are available on the web. A video called Physics: An Introduction—Modelling and Measurement, created by the Audio Visual Department in 1984, was uploaded to Google in 2006. The following year, Infinity Science Press, in the U.S., discovered the simulations and video and is now distributing them as a CD attached to their textbooks Engineering Physics, Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Fields, and Robotics.

Catherine Lemieux, an MA student in anthropology, received third prize and a monetary award for her poster “When Laws and Politics Restrict Sustainable Alternatives for Aboriginal Economic Development: The Case of the Chisasibi James Bay Cree” at the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation's National Conference in Vermilion, Alta., in October.

William Reimer (Sociology/Anthropology) gave a presentation titled “Gouvernance pour l'avenir: choix stratégiques pour les nouvelles conditions rurales” at the Université Rurale Québecoise en Côte-du-Sud 2007 in La Pocatière in September. He was one of four on the closing panel at the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation National Conference, in Vermilion, Alta. His paper “The Eastern Townships in the New Rural Economy: Lessons from Pan-Canadian Research” was published in the Journal of Eastern Townships Studies, No. 29-30, Fall/Spring 2006-07: 27-44.

Simon Bacon (Exercise Science) was selected as second runner-up of the 2007 CCS Young Investigator Award in recognition of his research in cardiovascular disease. He was recognized at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress’s Joint Awards Reception on Oct. 21 in Quebec City.

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Shimon Amir

Congratulations to Shimon Amir, who was recently elected a Fellow of the American Society for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), in the section on psychology. Among its many activities, the AAAS, which was founded in 1848 and has 262 affiliated societies and academies, publishes the journal Science, which has an estimated readership of one million. Amir is a noted expert on circadian rhythms in the Centre for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology.

Dominique Legros (Sociology/Anthropology) presented “Cosmopolitanism: A Frequent Flyers’ Culture” at the 12th annual conference on Latina and Latino Critical Legal Theory in Miami last month. His paper “Le monisme de la religiosité autochtone” is being published in Les systèmes religieux amérindiens et inuit : Perspectives historiques et contemporaines.


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