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Professors Nathalie Cooke and Robert Lecker with honorary doctorates Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane outside the Arts Building after the Arts morning convocation ceremony. [Photo: Owen Egan]

Principal Suzanne Fortier with Professor Daniel Kahneman who received an honorary doctorate at the Spring 2015 Arts Convocation.  Secretary General Stephen Stropel is seen on the left with the Ceremonial Mace. [Photo: Owen Egan]

2015 Arts Internship Award Winners [Owen Egan]

Nathaniel Hanula-James, Bailey MacKay, and Shanti Gonzales as the The Gleesome Gooddays in the Department of English Drama and Theatre Program's production of Andri Snær Magnason's Blue Planet. [Owen Egan/Joni Dufour]

Cara Krisman as Hulda and Harrison Collett as Brimir in the Department of English Drama and Theatre Program's production of Andri Snær Magnason's Blue Planet. [Owen Egan/Joni Dufour]

Professor Myriam Denov (Trudeau Fellow and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair) with her family at Bravo 2015.  The poster in the background describes her research. [Owen Egan]

Cara Krisman as Hulda, Harrison Collett as Brimir, (l-r) Nathaniel Hanula-James, Bailey MacKay, and Shanti Gonzales as Trees, and Claire Olson as the Tiger in the Department of English Drama and Theatre Program's production of Andri Snær Magnason's Blue Planet. [Owen Egan/Joni Dufour]

Paul Chesser, Scot Diamond, Peter McAuslan and Chris Manfredi with the St. Andrew's Society's 2014 contribution to the Chair in Canadian-Scottish Studies.

The Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist was announced in Moyse Hall on September 16. See below under News for the link to the live video recording. Copies of the books are available at Paragraphe Bookstore, 2220 McGill College. [Owen Egan]

Anne Applebaum, 2013 winner of the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature, delivers the 2014 Cundill Lecture. [Alexandre Claude]

Nabila Walji, Michel Snaije, Maria Lopez, Lina Alvarez Jaramillo, Niyati Malhotra with donors Professor Myron Echenberg, Mrs. Eva Echenberg, Mr. David Tarr (BA '61) and Ms. Gisele Chevrefils at the 11th Annual Arts Internship Event and Exhibit. [Owen Egan]

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The Institute of Islamic Studies presents The Word of God and Its Languages, a lecture by Professor Souleymane Bachir Diagne (Departments of French and Philosophy, Columbia University). Thursday, October 1, 5:00 pm, TNC Theatre, Morrice Hall Room 017, 3485 McTavish.

2015 Cundill Lecture. Professor Gary Bass (Princeton University and 2014 Cundill Prize winner) will speak on Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide. Thursday, October 8, 5:00 pm. Birks Heritage Chapel, 3520 University, 2nd floor. Seating is limited, RSVPs encouraged cundillprize [dot] arts [at] mcgill [dot] ca or 514-398-8346. Sponsored by the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.

2015 Beaverbrook Annual Lecture.  Professor Wendy Brown (University of California, Berkeley) will speak on Neoliberalism Contra Democracy: Ten Theses. Tuesday, October 13, 6:00 pm. Faculty of Law, Moot Court, 3644 Peel Street. Learn more.

The Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy presents Dr. Tarek Loubani (Head of the Glia Project) who will speak on Reclaiming high technology: Fighting for the hardware commons. Wednesday, October 14, 6:00 pm in Arts West 215. Learn more.

Flegg Annual Lecture 2015: Leon Weiseltier (former literary editor of the New Republic) will speak on A Passion for Waiting: The Strangely  Unexcited Messianism of the Jews.  Tuesday, October 13, 6:00 pm.  McIntyre Medical Building, Martin Theatre (room 504), 3655 promenade Sir William Osler.  Sponsored in part by the Department of Jewish Studies.

Congratulations to Professors Myriam Denov (Social Work) and Erin Hurley (English) who have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists.  Learn more.

Congratulations to Professors Michel Biron (Langue et littérature françaises), David Davies (Philosophy), and Maggie Kilgour (English) on their election as Fellows to the Royal Society of Canada.  Learn more.

Congratulations to Professor Erin Hurley (English) who has been named the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Quebec Studies at SUNY - Plattsburgh.

The latest Seeds of Change crowdfunding project is all about the Arts Internship Office!  Learn more.