Notre Dame appoints Dean for Sydney Business school

Notre Dame Australia University vice chancellor Dr Peter Tannock has announced the appointment of Professor George Kailis as Foundation Dean of Business at Notre Dame's Sydney Campus.

Professor Kailis will lead academic staff, nurture relationships with the business community and oversee the development of courses in accounting, management, marketing and public relations, which commence in February 2006. His responsibilities also extend to a broad leadership role on the first private Catholic University in Eastern Australia.

Professor Kailis holds qualifications in Law and Management from the University of Western Australia.

Dr Tannock says that Professor Kailis brings extensive academic, business and community experience to the position, including five years in senior management positions at Notre Dame's Fremantle Campus.

"In both the School of Management, and then as Dean of the College of Business at Notre Dame's Fremantle Campus, Professor Kailis has sponsored new courses, overseen a three fold increase in student numbers, and closely integrated students' academic studies with business experience," Dr Tannock said.

Meanwhile, Melbourne auxiliary Bishop Mark Coleridge will this afternoon launch a book titled The Gospel of Matthew in its Roman Imperial Context at Australian Catholic University (ACU National) Melbourne Campus (St Patrick's).

The book features a collection of essays coedited by ACU National's Senior Lecturer in the School of Theology (VIC), Dr David Sim (pictured) and Emeritus Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism at the University of Glasgow, Professor John Riches.

"This book, dedicatedly and painstakingly compiled by Dr Sim and Professor Riches, reflects their commitment to share with readers worldwide a much overlooked perspective on the Gospel of Matthew," said ACU National Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs), Professor Gabrielle McMullen.

Dr Sim said the purpose of the collection of essays was to broaden understanding of the social and historical context in which the Gospel of Matthew emerged, identifying and interpreting its Roman imperial context. "Not much attention has been paid to the Roman imperial context of the Gospel of Matthew in the past," he said.

"It stands to reason that the Roman Empire, the dominant political and military force at the time, cannot be ignored as a relevant context for this Gospel," said Dr Sim. "It could be expected that the author held certain views with regard to Roman power and military domination, and that these found expression in his Gospel."

Professor George M. Kailis appointed Foundation Dean of Business in Sydney (University of Notre Dame Australia 25/7/05)
ACU National launches book exploring Gospel of Matthew (Australian Catholic University 22/7/05)

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26 Jul 2005