Anatol Schlosser: theatre personified

Jeanne Beker remembers the late Anatol Schlosser in The National Post Sept. 17: “It was there [at York] that I met my favourite mentor, a passionate young professor named Anatol Schlosser, who gave a course in Eastern theatre, and who personified the essence of what had attracted me to the theatre in the first place: He was at once gentle and fierce, poetic and political, haymishe and worldly – a hip New York intellectual who encouraged me to think outside the box, and challenged us to aspire to brave new heights far beyond the safety of tha suburban campus.”

Smoked out
A health unit survey conducted by the Institute of Social Research at York University of nearly 400 people in London, Ont. shows about 90 per cent support for a total smoking ban in area restaurants, reports The London Free Press Sept. 17.

Companion of Earth
In his Sept. 17 The Globe and Mail column Eye on the Skies, Nigel Brachi mentions the near-Earth asteroid Cruithne, which has a highly unusual, horseshoe-shaped orbit. Known as Asteroid 3753, it was identified as a “companion” of Earth by Paul Wiegert of York University (and others) in 1997.

Taking some air
Rob Bowman, pop music professor, is interviewed on CBC Radio’s “Metro Morning” Sept. 13, following Barenaked Ladies interview about endorsing Jack Layton for NDP leader. … Newsbeat Today, Toronto, reports Sept. 13 that York University is launching African history library online. … York Centre for International and Security Studies defence analyst Martin Shadwick discusses criminal charges laid against two US soldiers involved in the friendly fire incident in Afghanistan on Info Radio in Winnipeg, Montreal radio’s Home Run, Edmonton’s Radio Active,  Halifax’s Mainstreet, St. John’s On The Go, Toronto’s Here And Now,  Edmonton’s News Sept. 13.