Concordia University Research Chair in Management Gary Johns has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Management. Less than one percent of the Academy’s 19 000 members are Fellows. Johns is only the sixth Canada-based Fellow.

Former Journalism Professor Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos (MA 78) has released her book, Saris on Scooters: How Microcredit is Changing Village India. The book is available now, and a formal launch will be held May 18 at Paragraphe bookstore, 2220 McGill College Ave at 6 p.m.
The author of a novel and two non-fiction books, Arnopoulos shared a Governor General’s Literary Award for The English Fact in Quebec in 1980.

Kudos to the Engineering and Computer Science Students’ Association (ECA) who, on April 29, donated $8 000 for the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation’s annual Caring for Kids radiothon. Since 2004, the radiothon (heard on Virgin 96, CHOM FM and CJAD) has raised nearly $10 million for the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

Congratulations to PhD Candidate in Special Individualized Programs Andrew Staples, whose paper, “Gregory of Nyssa’s Contra usurarios and Related Sermons,” has been selected as the winning entry for the Student Essay Contest of the Canadian Theological Society. Staples will present his paper during the annual meeting of the Canadian Theological Society at Congress, May 31 in MB 3-210.

Vice President, Advancement and Alumni Affairs, Kathy Assayag and Internal and Web Communications Web Producer James Allison presented at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District 1 workshop, May 6. As well, Director of Media Relations Chris Mota served as one of the conference’s co-organizers. CASE provides educational professionals in alumni relations, communications, and development with information, tools, and networking opportunities to advance both their careers and institutions.

Sonya Stefan, her daughter Charlotte Bonin, Mel Hoppenheim Magnifying glass

Sonya Stefan, her daughter Charlotte Bonin, Mel Hoppenheim

Congratulations to the winners at the 2010 Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema awards ceremony on April 29. Sonya Stefan (right) won the Mel Hoppenheim Award for Outstanding Overall Achievement in Film Production. Other winners: Ismael Auray, Technicolor Award; Emilie Dion-Allard, Susan Schouten Documentary Film Award; Samantha Leriche-Gionet, le prix de la cinémathèque québécoise; Mandi Morgan, Carol and Bruce Mallen Award for Cinema Entrepreneurship; and Marie Valade, the Norman McLaren Award for animation.

Concordians featured prominently at the Saint-Laurent’dez-vous organized by the Ville Marie Borough. The two-day event, invited researchers, urban designers, architects and cultural workers to ponder the lower Main’s history and potential place in the Quartier des Spectacles. Both Viviane Namaste, Concordia Research Chair in HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health, and Karen Herland, Part-time faculty (and editor of Concordia publications) were among those chosen to participate in the May 7 Pecha Kucha night co-sponsored by the Societé des arts technologiques. The event drew a record-breaking six hundred people and the attention of several media outlets, including The Mirror and Hour.


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