Faculty accomplishments

FASS accomplishments feted at 2008 vin d’honneur

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) feted its faculty’s accomplishments at the FASS vin d’honneur on March 19, 2008. Originally held to honour faculty members who have contributed new publications to their fields of expertise, the annual event has expanded to celebrate the awards and grants faculty members received throughout the previous year. Dean John Osborne congratulated the attendees on their outstanding contributions to academe and announced the recipients of this year’s Marston LaFrance Research Fellowship (Rod Phillips, history), FASS research awards (Jennifer Evans, history; Carol Payne, art and culture; Armand Ruffo, English language and literature) and the FASS teaching awards (Deidre Butler, humanities; Guy Lacroix, psychology; Marina Sabanadze, linguistics and applied language studies; and Collett Tracey, English language and literature).

Political science professor named to prestigious human rights board

Elliot L. Tepper, a professor in Carleton University’s department of political science and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, has been named to the board of directors of the Montreal-based International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development (Rights & Democracy). Tepper is a well known expert on Asia and international human rights and has produced pioneering studies on Canadian race relations and visible minorities, the impact of immigration on our cities, and effective public policy in managing diversity, which help shape public policy in Canada and abroad. He has expertise on emerging democracies and has written analyses on human rights in a number of states.

Papadopoulos gives 2007–08 Davidson Dunton Research Lecture

Nicolas Papadopoulos delivered this year’s Davidson Dunton Research Lecture on April 1. Papadopoulos is a professor of marketing and international business in the Sprott School of Business and his lecture was entitled A brand named Canada? Nations in a world of competing images. Established in 1983, the Davidson Dunton Research Lecture enables distinguished Carleton University faculty scholars to share their research findings with the academic community and the general public. This lecture is named for Carleton’s fourth and longest-serving president, A. Davidson Dunton, who led the university from 1958 to 1972. The selection committee, chaired by the vice-president (research and international), includes the dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, and the deans of the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Engineering and Design, Public Affairs, Science and the Sprott School of Business.

Rao becomes member of mathematics review college

Professor J. N. K. Rao, of the Carleton University school of mathematics and statistics, has been invited to serve as a member of the MITACS (Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems) College of Reviewers. MITACS is a network of centres of excellence for the mathematical sciences and the college is a new adjudication body formed by the network to help review proposals for the MITACS graduate internship program. Rao is the second Carleton faculty member to recently receive such a prestigious honour. Professor Angelo B. Mingarelli was invited to become a member of the college of reviewers in July 2007.

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