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Humanities fellowships announced

The Calgary Institute for the Humanities has announced its 2008/2009 fellowships. Annual fellows are: Aaron Hughes, Religious Studies; Ken MacMillan, History; and Annette Timm, History. Angela Waldie, English, is the graduate student fellow; Joanna Dawson, English, the undergraduate. Historian James Opp from Carleton University is the visiting research fellow. 

New book out by Christian thought chair

Douglas Shantz, the Chair of Christian Thought and professor of Western Religions in the Department of Religious Studies, recently published his second book, Between Sardis and Philadelphia: The Life and World of Pietist Court Preacher Conrad Bröske. It is the first monograph to examine the life and world of Bröske (1660–1713), a Reformed court preacher who espoused millenarian views. Bröske’s claim to fame lies in a 10-year period between 1694 and 1704 in which he promoted a millenarian theology that looked for the first glimpses of Christ’s kingdom to arrive in about five years. Figures such as Bröske belong to the beginnings of modern Evangelical Christianity.

Profs win ASTech awards

Three U of C faculty members are recipients of the 2008 Alberta Science and Technology (ASTech) Leadership Foundation awards, the highest honour available to individuals and organizations in Alberta’s science and technology community: Phil Langill, director of the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory and Faculty of Science professor; Patrick Hettiaratchi, professor in the Schulich School of Engineering; and Tristram Chivers, professor emeritus in the Faculty of Science.

Haskayne ranked well by Financial Times

The U of C’s Haskayne School of Business’ Executive Master of Business Administration program has placed 35th out of 96 schools ranked worldwide in the 2008 Financial Times of London Global MBA rankings. The U of C was ranked ahead of the University of Toronto, Queen’s School of Business and Concordia University.