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Paul Hastings (Psychology) has learned that CHOICE, the American Library Associations' premiere review journal for academic librarians, will include his Handbook of Socialization (Guilford Press) on its 2007 Outstanding Academic Titles list, to be published in the January 2008 issue of the magazine. The list includes 646 books selected by CHOICE review staff from among the 7,094 titles featured in 2007 for their excellence in scholarship and presentation, the significance of their contribution to the field, and their value as an important — often the first — treatment of their subject.
Hexagram was invited to launch the Quebec Showcase in Flanders, held in Antwerp, Belgium, on Nov. 14. Hexagram artist-researcher Marie Saint Pierre was among the Quebec fashion designers featured in the show, and Jason Lewis and Nicolas Reeves hosted the event and presented their high-tech work. For more on Hexagram, a multi-university artistic and technical research facility, go to www.hexagram.org.
ADRIQ, the Association de la Recherche Industrielle du Québec, handed out its annual honours at a banquet on Nov. 22. Adjunct Professor Hany Moustapha received a Prix Carrière industrielle for his contributions to industrial innovation. Moustapha is a senior executive at Pratt & Whitney Canada, and was the founder of CIADI, a key Concordia program that gives engineering students hands-on experience in aerospace jobs. Also at the ADRIQ gala, Concordia University sponsored the Prix Innovation/produit. This year it was awarded by the ADRIQ jury to Wavesat.
Sherry Simon's book Translating Montreal: Episodes in the Life of a Divided City is still winning awards. We told you about Simon’s Quebec Writers Federation Mavis Gallant Prize for non-fiction in the Journal on Dec. 7, 2006. It also won the Gabrielle Roy Prize from the Association of Canadian and Quebec Literatures. It has also been nominated for the Prix Spirale-Eva-Le-Grand, the Prix Raymond Klibansky du meilleur ouvrage de langue anglaise en sciences humaines, and the Grand Prix du livre de Montréal 2007. Simon is in the Departement des Études françaises.
Miljana Horvat, who did her PhD at Concordia under the supervision of Paul Fazio, is seen at right receiving a certificate and a $10,000 award from Canada Mortgage and Housing for her thesis, which she completed in 2005 in the Centre for Building Studies (Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering). She is now an assistant professor at Ryerson University. The CMHC award was presented to her on Nov. 6 at a banquet in Ottawa by MP Royal Galipeau.
Petrina Kamya, a final-year PhD student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry under the supervision of Heidi Muchall, has secured two prizes for the best oral presentation. Her presentations were on her latest research accomplishment, a discovery of great importance in the realm of RNA (ribonucleic acid) research. RNA comprises a group of essential molecules found in all multi-cellular living organisms that are involved in many important biological processes. The talks were given at the 35th Ontario-Quebec Physical Organic Mini-symposium at the University of Waterloo on Nov. 10 and at the 10th Annual Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Research Conference here at Concordia on Nov. 24.
Murray Sang, Director of the Centre for Continuing Education and Interim Director of the Student Transition Centre, has been appointed to the Board of Governors of Dawson College for a two-year term.