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F: Religious Studies: Annual Birks Lecture Series 2014

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:30pm - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:30pm
The 2014 Birks Lectures feature Professor John J. Collins, Hol mes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divini ty School. He has published widely on the subjects of apocalypticism, wis dom, Hellenistic Judaism, and the Dead Sea Scrolls, including most rece ntly The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Biography. Title of lecture to be announced. Registration not required. Open to the public (limited seating) Tue sday, October 21, and Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
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X: Science on Stage: Out of Her Mind

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
In collaboration with Playwrights Workshop and McGill Science O utreach, Redpath Museum Presents The Madwomen Monologues. Madcap. Zany. D emented. Delusional. Crazy. Twisted. Obsessed. A collection of monologues by Colleen Curran featuring women who have momentarily lost their minds fo r what they believe, at least, is a good reason or a good cause. They ar e all quite mad but in a very funny way. It's as much a scientific study o f spot the psychological disorder or chemical imbalance as it's a theatric al look at: so just how much or how little does it take to make someone to taly lose it?
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X: Guided Museum Tours

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
11 am: Egyptian Mummies 12 pm: Mesozoic Dinosaurs 1 pm: Biod iversity Exhibits Redpath Museum, meet in the entrance hall Free, ev eryone welcome, no reservation necessary Tours will be led by student guides from the Redpath Museum Club and conducted in English.
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A: Walking Tour - Golden Square Mile

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Meet at the Roddick Gates Tour the residential area surroun ding McGill that was once home to Canada's anglo elite. Named for the squa re mile it covered, the area retains a plethora of architectural masterpi eces, spanning the Medieval, Renaissance, Greek, Roman, Gothic and Ge rmanic styles
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F: Music Schulich: The Golden Violin Competition

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Golden Violin is the most coveted prize at the Schulich Sch ool of Music and one of the most important of its kind in Canada. The priz e is worth $25,000 and comes with performance opportunities in Montreal a nd Toronto. The finalists will be current students at the School selected by the string faculty based on their exceptional talent and contribution t o musical and cultural life here at Schulich. The prize will be awarded atthe end of the evening by a special jury convened for the occasion.
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C: CWOQ: Why We Love Music (2A)

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Robert Zatorre - Professor of Neurobiology and Neurosurgery at the MNI Music has existed in human societies since prehistory, perhapsin part because it allows expression and regulation of emotion, and evok es pleasure. This lecture presents findings from cognitive neuroscience th at bear on the question of how we get from perception of sound patterns topleasurable responses. It will show how pleasure in music arises from int eractions between cortical loops that enable predictions and expectancies to emerge from sound patterns, and subcortical systems responsible for re ward and valuation.
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M: Macdonald Campus Gathering of the Clan BBQ

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
End the day in the relaxed setting of the Ceilidh with your cla ssmates, friends and family. Reunion classes are encouraged to attend. Re serve early as seating is limited and arranged by class year. Don't miss t his opportunity to continue sharing your stories and catching up. $20 ( cash bar), registration required
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A: Campus Tour (Saturday Afternoon)

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
No charge but registration required Enjoy a guided tour of the lower campus. Reacquaint yourself with your alma mater, learn about t he history of McGill's buildings and discover the latest changes on the ca mpus.
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M: Macdonald Branch Happy Hour

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Join classmates and Dean Chandra Madramootoo for a drink at theend of the day. No charge (cash bar)
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M: Tour of the Macdonald Farm

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Paul Meldrum, Macdonald Campus Farm Manager, will give you a tour of the Farm. You will see the renovations that have taken place to so me of the old buildings, such as the Show Ring, and what was needed as p art of the rebuild after the fire. A bus will take you to the Farm depa rting from the Centennial Centre at 3:15 pm No charge but registration required
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