Dr. Olli S. Miettinen, professor, Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, McGill
Understanding the associations of income and cardiovascular risks: Merging descriptions with causal evidence
Dr. David Rehkopf, Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSF, UC Berkeley
The Department, with the collaboration of the Italian Cultural Institute, presents Walter Stephens, Johns Hopkins University, who will deliver the fourth talk this year in its very successful annual Italian Studies Speakers Series.
The long fracture: Cultural and political movements in Italy in the seventies and the new writers of the eighties
The fifth talk this year in the annual Italian Studies Speakers Series, presented by the department with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute, will be given by Prof. Enrico Palandri, Department of Italian, University College London.
The Amsterdam Rhino is known for its fun, laidback atmosphere and features fresh house brews that will be available by the pint (or by the "jug" for the adventurous and those who don't have to work on Friday). A separate seating section has been reserved for McGill alumni and friends. Plus, with a full menu of tasty burgers and other treats, no one will have to socialize on an empty stomach. So, come out and enjoy a night on the town with your fellow McGill grads!
Wu Ming, Italy and the latest wave of historical novels: or How and why the Wu Ming group of writers set out to disrupt Italian (nay, European) literature and popular culture
Roberto Bui, of the Wu Ming Foundation in Bologna, will deliver the final talk this year in the Italian Studies Speakers Series, presented by the Department with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute.
Join us as we enjoy an evening of music performed by the acclaimed Montreal Symphony Orchestra/Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Kent Nagano. After the concert, stay with us for a bite at either the Ben Ash or Carnegie Deli. 7 pm: pre-concert talk with Simon Morrison, Professor of Music, Princeton University; 8 pm: concert.
Dr. Candy Schwartz, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston. From her perspective as an educator and an early adopter, Dr. Schwartz will look at what has changed (and what has not) in library services and users, with special attention to the activities and tools of what is sometimes called "Library 2.0," and explore what this has meant for library and information science education.
Dr. Mark R. Wiesner, James L. Meriam Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University
Invited to become a partner in United Yoga Montreal in September 2006, Len Blum currently teaches weekly beginner classes, a class focusing on using yoga to reduce pain, and study sessions exploring the 2,500-year-old "Yoga Sutras of Patanjali" – the earliest recorded text on yoga and consciousness. Blum will speak about the history of yoga, the various styles of yoga, and its health benefits and effects on the brain.