Top finalists pitch to win 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes
By Diane Weidner, Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning
On May 20, 2018, Schulich students had a rare chance to get direct feedback from a singing legend – Nana Mouskouri.
Ryan Nauta (tenor), Jonah Spungin (baritone), Jessica Burnside (soprano) and Elie Manousakis (soprano) performed as part of in a masterclass in Tanna Schulich Hall where Mouskouri (DLitt 2013) offered guidance based on a wealth of experience from her 60-year career.Published: 24May2018
Authors: Patrick Augustin, Menachem Brenner, Marti G. Subrahmanyam
Publication: Management Science, Forthcoming
We quantify the pervasiveness of informed trading activity in target companies' equity options before the announcements of 1,859 U.S. takeovers between 1996 and 2012. About 25% of all takeovers have positive abnormal volumes, which are greater for short-dated out-of-the-money calls, consistent with bullish directional trading before the announcement. Over half of this abnormal activity is unlikely due to speculation, news and rumors, trading by corporate insiders, leakage in the stock market, deal predictability, or beneficial ownership filings by activist investors. We also examine the characteristics of option trades litigated by the SEC for alleged illegal insider trading. While the characteristics of such trades closely resemble the patterns of abnormal option volume in the U.S. takeover sample, we find that the SEC litigates only about 8% of all deals in it.
P. Lantz Initiative for Excellence in Education & the Arts has announced the Artists-in-Residence for the 2018-19 academic year
Deborah Maia de Lima and Lou Sheppard will join McGill's Faculty of Education as Artists-in-Residence for the 2018-19 academic year. The news was recently announced by the P. Lantz Initiative for Excellence in Education and the Arts.Published: 24May2018
“Fake news” is a term that has planted itself firmly in the common lexicon over the past year and its implications are serious – from swaying consumers to undermining the tenets of democracy and free debate.
These profound consequences are what prompted Elena Obukhova, Assistant Professor of Strategy & Organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management, to take action in the classroom through an innovative assignment.Published: 24May2018
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Fabien Gélinas, Ad.E., Sir William C. Macdonald Chair, was appointed Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Scholar in Arbitration and Commercial Law for a one-year term. Professor Gélinas was one of the inaugural recipients of this award in 2013. He joins his colleague Professor Kun Fan, who is entering the second year of a three-year appointment.Published: 24May2018
Want to gain experience in research?
The PoP Lab (Prof. Nadig) is recruiting volunteers to work on 3 projects.
1. Video coding of music and play-based therapy sessions with children with autism,
2. a study examining what aspects of social interaction help typically-developing toddlers learn words, using skype interactions as well as being an observer of interactions between adults,
3. A community-based project on job coach support to increase employment success in adults with autism or intellectual disability (French fluency required).Published: 24May2018
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Philanthropy and government unite to advance research and patient care and to establish leading edge facilities and technologies at The Neuro
Today, May 23, 2018, The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) gratefully acknowledged significant government funding and unveiled the Thinking Ahead Campaign (2007-2013) donor wall as a tribute and thank you to the many people who helped transform The Neuro’s ability to deliver cutting-edge research and clinical care. This ambitious campaign brought people from around the world together to share in one common goal: to accelerate the pace of neuroscience discovery and deliver exceptional care to patients.Published: 23May2018
Earlier this year, cellist and Schulich professor Matt Haimovitz was appointed as the first-ever John Cage Fellow at the New School's Mannes School of Music. As part of this artist-in-residence program, Haimovitz will be actively involved in Mannes activities, including acting as an ensemble coach, teaching private lessons, and engaging in joint endeavors with Schulich.Published: 23May2018
The Quebec Government is partnering with McGill University to try to stem the "Anglophone brain drain" - a phenomenon among university graduates who opt to leave the province with a diploma in hand.
McGill English prof Merve Emre, in the June issue of Harpers, on “Rachel Cusk’s unforgiving eye”
We are very excited to announce that Gabrielle Iakotennikonhrare Doreen will be leading McGill's first ever landbased education field course this summer.Published: 23May2018
Opinion | In Quebec, air ambulances continue the incomprehensible practice of separating children and parents – despite no written policy demanding it.
By Samir Shaheen-Hussain, a pediatric emergency physician and assistant professor at McGill University
We are all familiar with the drawbacks of dehydration, but we rarely hear about the harmful effects of overhydration. It is known that excess fluid accumulation can lead to dangerously low sodium levels in the blood or hyponatremia – a life-threatening condition that can result in brain swelling. Similarly, more is known about the mechanisms in the body that detect and drive thirst while little is known about how the brain detects a state of overhydration.Published: 22May2018