Dan Weeks, kinesiology, has earned the Early Career Distinguished
Scholar Award of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport
and Physical Activity.
Weeks is an associate professor who operates the human factors lab and is director of the institute for human factors and interface technology. His research interests focus on translating psychological research into a tool for predicting human performance, so as to make it useful in the design of simple and complex human-machine systems. He received NSERC funding to examine the brain as an information-processing system, based on his research in human perception and performance.
The award was presented at the society's annual convention in Ontario earlier this month. Weeks will make a 45-minute presentation summarizing his research activity at next year's annual meeting in Denver.
Alive all over...The newest recording by SFU's world champion
pipe band Alive In America will be available, June 29. The recording of
a live concert - the first-ever by a pipe band in the U.S. - was made in
Chicago, April 26.
The official international release coincides with Scottish pipe band championships in Aberdeen and the B.C. Highland games at Town Centre stadium in Coquitlam. Also being released is a high quality video of the concert, shot by Francis J. Campbell of the instructional media centre. It is the fifth recording by the band.
Cassette tapes of Alive In America are $15 plus postage, CD's are $22. The video costs $34. All will be available at the bookstore and from SFU Pipe Band Products, 968 Mansfield Crescent, Port Coquitlam, B.C., Canada, V3B 6H7. Call (604) 942-5726.
The Canadian Society for Asian Arts has added two Simon Fraser faculty
members to its board of directors for 1996-97. New to the board this year
are Jan Walls, director of the David Lam centre for international
communication, and Richard Shutler Jr., a professor emeritus in archaeology
... Physics prof. Mike Thewalt has been appointed chair of the reseearch
sub-committee on condensed matter physics of the Canadian Association of
Physicists. The sub-committee and three others will be reviewing NSERC funding
of Canadian academic physics.
Prof. Peter Anderson, communication, has been appointed director
of SFU's centre for policy research on science and technology. His appointment
continues through May 30, 1997 ... Profs. George Blazenko and Robert
R. Grauer have been elected by members of the academic pension plan
to serve as plan trustees for two year terms, commencing July 1, 1996 ...
Incumbent chair of the English department Prof. Kathy Mezei has agreed
to serve a further one-year term, effective Sept. 1, 1996 ... Newly appointed
to a five-year term as chair of mathematics and statistics is Prof. J.L.
Berggren. The term took effect May 1.
Prof. Jeff Dahn has been awarded the 1996 Research Award of the
battery division of the U.S.-based Electrochemical Society for his contributions
to the research and development of new battery electrodes.