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Coming to the aid of Centraide

Thu, 2006-05-04 10:30

Generous McGillians exceed expectations by donating more than $280,000 to Centraide. Along the way, Law Dean Kasirer gets in a nice shot at his fellow Deans.

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Entre Nous with Barry Levy, Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies

Thu, 2006-05-04 10:30

With his nine-year stint at the helm of the Faculty of Religious Studies coming to an end, Barry Levy looks at the impact of 9/11 and the future of the faculty at McGill.

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Sonenberg, welcome to the Academy

Thu, 2006-05-04 10:30

What do former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Chief Justice John Glover Roberts, Jr., have in common? They both have the honour of being elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at the same time as McGill prof Nahum Sonenberg. Has success gone to Sonenberg's head? Nope. He's still the same guy, who just likes talking about cars and curing cancer.

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Resurrecting the oldest grain

Thu, 2006-05-04 10:30

OK, screw on your thinking caps, folks. What's at least 6,000 years old, can be popped like corn and is richer in protein than wheat, barley or rye? Need another hint? It was also mixed with animal blood to make religious figurines by 16th-century Latin Americans. Give up? I'm not telling.

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Starting off with a bang

Thu, 2006-05-04 10:30

It's being touted as "the biggest science project in history." Not one of the biggest, THE biggest. It involves 40 million collisions per second, the world's most powerful particle accelerator and the same laboratory that invented the World Wide Web. And you thought making volcanoes out of baking soda was cool...

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McGill standing strong

Thu, 2006-05-04 10:30

Six of the 12 Governor General's Medals in Architecture went to buildings that had a McGill hand in their creation.

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Not rocket science

Thu, 2006-05-04 10:30

It may be one of the coolest nicknames in recent times. World-renowned religious scholar Karen "The Runaway Nun" Armstrong waxes poetic, wise and sometimes funny on all things religious during the Beatty Lecture.

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A passion for Senate

Thu, 2006-05-04 10:30

In his last-ever installment as faithful Senate scribe, Roberts lets the passion flow as the all-knowing senators tackle everything from 2007 budgets to dwindling daycare spots for children of faculty and staff.

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Around campus

Thu, 2006-05-04 10:30

Take a respite from work by luxuriating in McLennan photo show; Debbie Travis dubbed person of the year by MCRTW; Patch Adams speaks through his rubber nose at McGill; Lois Lane actress flies in to talk of nutrition; run for fun and cancer research at the Défi Canderel; Y calls for community involvement.

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Feds table new budget

Thu, 2006-05-04 10:30

The new federal budget includes a one-billion dollar payout to be made to provincial and territorial governments for direct investment in post-secondary infrastructure and equipment. Plus a few breaks for students...

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