A Postmodern Memoir

H-ChiassonNew Brunswick Telegraph-Journal
Saturday January 18, 2014
Pages: S4 and S5
Section: S (Salon)
Byline: Mike Landry, Arts and Culture Editor

While many of his notoriety, accomplishment and age are compelled to pen memoirs,   Herménégilde Chiasson is up to something else entirely – a 600 page poetry project, two new exhibitions and a major curatorial undertaking examining the development of contemporary Acadian art.  Any of these alone would be a major undertaking, but for Chiasson it just makes for a January like no other.  And, taken together, these projects begin to form a singular autobiography.

His new poetry series Autoportrait, published by Editions Prise de parole, has been launched earlier this month.  The 12-part series was written in one year from 2002 to 2003.  Each part corresponds with one of the 12 letters in his name – Herménégilde.

John Emms, 1843-1912

Paintings of The Sporting Life - February 8 - March, 15, 2014

The William Secord Gallery is pleased to present "John Emms; Paintings of the Sporting Life," the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of this artist's work.  Timed to coincide with the 138th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, this exhibition and sale includes over 50 paintings dating from 1865 to 1906. Emms was renowned for his paintings of Foxhounds, terriers, spaniels and other sporting breeds.  Also included are examples of his purebred dog portraits, commissioned by dog fanciers to immortalize their famous champions of the show bench.

Dr. Tracy Clarke (1998)

Seeing Double: New System Makes the VLA "Two Telescopes in One"

12/11/2013 12:30 EST - 122-13r
National Radio Astronomy Observatory Press Release

news-21-01-2014aThe Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) will get a new system allowing it to continuously monitor the sky to study the Earth's ionosphere and detect short bursts of radio emission from astronomical objects. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) signed a $1 million contract under which NRL will fund a system to capture data from low-frequency radio receivers mounted on VLA antennas that will allow simultaneous and completely independent operation alongside the VLA's standard scientific observations.

"This essentially will turn the VLA into two telescopes, working in parallel to perform different types of scientific research simultaneously," said Dale Frail, NRAO's Director for New Mexico Operations.

Dr. Sandra Byers, Former Board Member and Chair of the Selection Committee

Professor wins international award for sex research

dr-sandra-byersNew Brunswick Telegraph-Journal
Wed Nov 20 2013
Page: A1
Section: A
Byline: Chris Morris Legislature Bureau

FREDERICTON - After 35 years of teaching about and researching human sexuality, Sandra Byers has discovered one key fact: people find sex endlessly fascinating.

Byers, professor of psychology at the University of New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2013 Alfred C. Kinsey Award by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. She received the award at the society's annual meeting in San Diego, Calif.

Byers said the award is special because it recognizes her achievements throughout a long career. As well, she was the unanimous choice of the society - the number one sex research organization in the United States.