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Yves Trudeau, founding president of the Quebec Sculptors Association, poses in front of Trans-Earth, the massive bronze sculpture he created. It is now permanently mounted in the York Corridor of the EV Building.

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Sculpture highlights Studio Arts fellowships

Nick Tedeschi has some advice for art collectors: Buy more than your walls can hold, because your tastes will evolve. And buy it because you like it, not as an investment. He has committed to provide a substantial endowment to finance a series of new Studio Arts Fellowships in his name and that of his wife, Dale Tedeschi. They will go to students doing the Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Painting, Drawing or Sculpture. The purpose is to support young, emerging artists on the cutting edge. “Without this kind of help, a lot of talent would go unnoticed,” Tedeschi said. Dean Catherine Wild and President Claude Lajeunesse wholeheartedly agreed, and thanked Leonard Ellen for the role he played in introducing the Tedeschis to Concordia. The founder of the Parisian Laundry, one of the city’s liveliest art centres, Tedeschi was modest as he acknowledged the gratitude of the Faculty of Fine Arts at a reception on May 23. “I’m...



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The researchers involved in the project are (seated left to right) Rachida Dssouli, CIISE Director, Chadi Assi, Assistant Professor, CIISE. Behind them are Mourad Debbabi, Associate Director, CIISE and Concordia Research Chair, Tier 1. Seated on the table is Amr Youssef, Associate Professor, CIISE.

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Security researchers to produce new tools

Mourad Debbabi says IT security is emerging as the most important challenge that has ever faced computing research. Now he’s leading a project on cyber-security financed with nearly $1 million in grants and conducted with Bell Canada and the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND). Debbabi is a Concordia Research Chair, Tier 1, in information systems security. He explained, “The tremendous success of Internet related technologies, such as Web services, voiceover IP, mobile telephony, and so on, coupled with advances in hardware and software engineering are giving rise to challenging and very interesting research problems. “Individuals, corporations and organizations rely...




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