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NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. The event will air live on NASA Television. (Source: NASA)
"Palestinians reacted with anger and bafflement on Wednesday after the Trump administration apparently backed away from insisting that having two states — one for Israelis, one for Palestinians — was the only viable solution to the decades-long Middle East conflict." (New York Times) "The peace process has been moribund. Trump and Netanyahu have shaken it up but the implications are hard to anticipate." —Harold Waller
Hynes Convention Center - Boston Jumpstarting Neurological Research through Open Science – MNI & McGill University Friday, February 17, 2017, 1:30-2:30 PM/ Room 208
Here are some McGill professors available to comment on the US Executive order that suspends the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days and suspends entry by citizens of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days:
These McGill University experts are available to comment on decisions made by Donald Trump and his team:
Around 40% of heterosexual marriage in Canada ends in divorce, and 70% of breakups are initiated by the woman. Robert Whitley, professor in social psychiatry at McGill University, directed a short documentary on a group of separated fathers in Montreal who discuss their struggles, challenges and perseverance. Documentary can be live-streamed here.
"The chiefs of America’s intelligence agencies last week presented President Obama and President-elect Donald J. Trump with a summary of unsubstantiated reports that Russia had collected compromising and salacious personal information about Mr. Trump, two officials with knowledge of the briefing said.” (New York Times)
These McGill University experts are available to comment on the US presidential inauguration of Donald Trump: Jacob Levy, Dept. of Political Science, McGill University
“More than 2,000 people may have died of famine this year in parts of northeast Nigeria which cannot be reached by aid agencies due to an insurgency by Islamic militant group Boko Haram, hunger experts said on Tuesday.” (Reuters)
The Scholars at Risk Network organizes two sessions on December 8 in Ottawa to discuss threats to academic freedom. Around the world today, scholars are attacked because of their words, their ideas and their place in society.
“Both the Arctic and Antarctic experienced record lows in sea ice extent in November, with scientists astonished to see Arctic ice actually retreating at a time when the region enters the cold darkness of winter.” (The Guardian) (National Snow & Ice Data Center)
“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced approvals for two major export pipelines Tuesday, while dismissing a third pipeline and imposing a ban on oil tanker traffic on the northern section of B.C.’s coast.” (Financial Post)
McGill astrophysicist Matt Dobbs is spending a month at the South Pole helping to install a new camera in a huge telescope designed to help untangle mysteries of the universe by examining the cosmic microwave background -- the light left over from the Big Bang.