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Stanford fundraising veteran moves north

Fri, 2003-05-02 (All day)

Nancy L. Wells began her five-year mandate as McGill's new Vice-Principal (Development and Alumni Relations) on May 1.

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McGill grads making Mighty impact on NHL

Wed, 2003-05-28 (All day)

This spring, Mike Babcock became the second former McGill University hockey player — and the first since Lester Patrick in 1937 — to coach in the Stanley Cup finals, as the Anaheim Mighty Ducks lost to the New Jersey Devils in seven games.

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Universities: catalysts for Montreal's development

Tue, 2004-02-10 (All day)

A new report from Montréal International details the economic impact of Montreal's four universities. "Universities: Catalysts for the Development of Metro Montréal" contains an abundance of new data concerning the tremendous contribution that universities make to the economic vitality of the city.

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Defective protein folding behind Alzheimer's and other diseases

Thu, 2004-02-12 (All day)

Retention and degradation of active proteins are responsible for many human degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and cystic fibrosis, according to McGill scientists.

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Events of interest: Parenting

Thu, 2004-02-12 (All day)

Feb. 18: As part of the Faculty of Education's Parenting in the New Millennium Workshop, youth expert Robert Calame will give a talk entitled "Families learn to manage anger and aggression together: Is it possible?" When: 7 pm. Where: Main lobby of the Education Building (3700 McTavish St.). Contact: 514-398-2712.

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Nature's frozen vertebrates: surviving as a solid

Fri, 2004-02-13 (All day)

The scarcity of food and freezing temperatures during winter drive many Canadian animals into hibernation - even though many of these organisms find themselves a hair's breadth from death.

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Events of interest: Post-Saddam Middle East

Thu, 2004-02-12 (All day)

Feb. 13: Asher Susser, director of the Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University, will give a talk entitled "The Post-Saddam Middle East: Lessons about the Past and the Present." When: 10:30 am. Where: Room 301, 3465 Peel Street. Contact: 514-398-1246.

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François Tavenas, 1942-2004

Fri, 2004-02-13 (All day)

Former rector of Université Laval and former McGill University Vice-Principal (Planning and Resources) François Tavenas died suddenly in his sleep, February 13, in Luxembourg, at the age of 61. Born in Bourg-de-Péage in France, François Tavenas held a degree in civil engineering from the Institut national des sciences appliquées of Lyon and a doctorate in geotechnics from the University of Grenoble. He was the first rector of the University of Luxembourg.

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Dancing for charity

Mon, 2004-02-16 (All day)

About 400 students are expected to dance up a storm at the 11th Annual McGill Charity Ball on March 13, 2004.

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New edition of the MLA Citation Style guide

Wed, 2004-02-18 (All day)

Just in time for term paper season and in keeping with the heightened campus discussion of plagiarism, a new edition of the MLA Citation Style guide has been prepared by the McLennan Library Reference Department.

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