Murray Sang, Director of Continuing Education, was in the National Post recently in a photo and an article about the return of demand for technical programs.
Steven Appelbaum (Management) has been invited to join the editorial boards of two publications, Management Research News at Clark University, in Worcester, Mass., and the Journal of the American Academy of Business, Cambridge, based in Hollywood, Fla.
Geologist Judith Patterson was interviewed by CBC Newsworld on Dec. 20 on the outlook for the price of oil, and was also quoted in a Gazette article by Peggy Curran regarding the climate meeting held in Montreal in November. Patterson presented a lecture, “International Civil Aviation and the End of Cheap Oil,” at the 25th Annual General Assembly of the European Regions Airline Association in Gothenburg, Sweden, last fall.
Robert M. Philmus (Emeritus, English) has published another book, Visions and Re-visions: (Re)constructing Science Fiction. The 420-page volume offers close readings of works not only by English-language authors from H. G. Wells to Ursula Le Guin and Philip K. Dick and Jonathan Swift, but also by Evgeny Zamyatin, J. L. Borges, Italo Calvino, and Stanislaw Lem. The book is published by Liverpool University Press; the University of Chicago Press is its U.S. distributor.
Kathy Assayag, Vice-President Advancement and Alumni Relations, was interviewed by Steve Rukavina on CBC’s Home Run on Feb. 3 about the Adopt a Student program, and the item popped up on a newscast as well. The financial aid program emphasizes the personal connection by matching a donor to a student and encouraging the student to maintain contact as he or she progresses through a program at Concordia. To date, more than 280 students are enjoying this form of “adoption.”
Peter Downie (Journalism) spent a week (Jan. 16 to 20) hosting the network CBC radio program As It Happens in Toronto.
A paper by Finance professor Lorne Switzer, written with Catherine Kelly and titled “Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Small Cap Firm Performance: Evidence for Canada,” won the best paper award at the McMaster World Congress on Corporate Governance, held Jan. 25 to 27 in Hamilton, Ont. The paper will be published in the International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics.
Jerry Zucker, the new American owner of the Hudson’s Bay Company, has a double Concordia grad as his Canadian lieutenant.
Robert Johnston has an MBA from the John Molson School of Business and a Master’s in Public Policy and Public Administration. According to the National Post (Jan. 27), he caught Zucker’s eye when Johnston was working at Dominion Textile Inc., which Zucker bought in 1997. Johnston is now vice-president of strategic planning for Zucker’s InterTech Group Inc.
Sheila Arnopoulos, an alumna who taught for many years in Journalism, has been giving interviews in India, where she is doing research on various initiatives by rural women. She sent the Journal clippings from the Hindustan Times, the Indian Express, the Lucknow City Pioneer, and Amar Utala.