“I am Breathing” documents the harsh reality of ALS on the life of Neil Platt, a vibrant young man who becomes paralyzed from the neck down. The film is "a tale of fun and laughs with a smattering of upset and devastation" (Neil Platt). In June 2013, the film was screened globally as an effort to raise awareness for ALS.
A light lunch will be served. To attend, please RSVP by November 28 to deborah [dot] rashcovsky [at] mcgill [dot] ca or 514-398-6047.
The 2013 William Feindel lecture will be given by Andres M. Lozano, Professor and Chairman, Dan Family Chair in Neurosurgery, RR Tasker Chair in Functional Neurosurgery, Canadian Research Chair in Neuroscience (Tier 1), University of Toronto Senior Scientist, Toronto Western Research Institute. Dr. Lozano's talk is entitled, "“Following in the footsteps of Dr. Penfield: unraveling the secrets of the human brain with electrical stimulation”.
A CRBLM Distinguished Lecture
The McGill Department of Physics presents the 2013/2014 Anna I. McPherson Public Lecture. This year, the lecture will be given by Prof. Andrea Ghez, from the University of California, Los Angeles. The lecture is entitled "The Monster at the Heart of the Milky Way" (summary here). The lecture will be followed by night sky observations (weather permitting) organized by AstroMcGill.
The Neuro Film Series presents “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 6:30 pm in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre at The Neuro. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic comedy-drama science fiction film about an estranged couple who have each other erased from their memories. The film uses elements of science fiction, psychological thriller and a nonlinear narrative to explore the nature of memory and romantic love.
Title: The developmental basis of caste evolution in ants
Date and time: Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 9:30am
Location: Stewart Biology Building, Room W4/12
Supervisor: Dr. Ehab Abouheif
Media@McGill’s International Colloquium on The Participatory Condition scrutinizes the very idea of participation in the digital age, from our face-to-face encounters with beings and technologies, to the experiences we share as users, publics and producers, in the flesh and online.
This paper reports on the first laboratory study of an idiosyncratic linguistic phenomenon: the “stylized interjection,” which is most recognizable to English speakers in the vocative expression, “Yoo-hoo!” The stylized interjection, as described throughout the musicological and linguistic literature, is associated with a particular intonational formula--the “calling contour”--and intriguingly, with a purportedly cross-cultural musical fingerprint: the interval of the minor third. A reading task was used to systematically compare the stylized interjection to four other linguisti
Presenting Cellist Prodigy Stéphane Tétreault in a Concert to Benefit Children's Music Education in Point St. Charles
Under the direction of maestro Iwan Edwards, I Medici di McGill presents a Benefit Concert to support Viva!Sistema, a music education program for elementary school children in Point St. Charles. The concert features works by Antonin Dvorak: his Symphony No. 9 “From the New World,” and the Cello Concerto in B minor with Stéphane Tétreault. Children in the music program will also perform.
25th Season of I Medici di McGill Orchestra starts with the concert under the batton of Iwan Edwards, featuring Emmanuel Vukovich in Mozart's violin concerto No 5, K 219.
Program: Johannes Brahms: Tragic Overture, op 81; Wolfgang A Mozart: Violin Concerto No 5, K 219; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No 5, op 67