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The ebb and flow of the McGill Bookstore

Our intrepid reporter went undercover at the McGill Bookstore during the September text-book rush. The best way to describe it? Tidal waves.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2003

Chaos in the rain

Shaun Lovejoy is singing a different tune about the rain. The physics professor has shown how those raindrops that keep fallin' on your head do so in a chaotic pattern.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2003

Senate report (October 1)

VP Morty Yalovsky presented the final numbers for last years budget. The numbers are down overall, but there is some hope on the horizon.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2003

Dal takes it outside

In what is probably a first for Canada, Dalhousie University in Halifax banned smoking on all university property. Nicotine fiends will now have to go to city-owned property, such as a sidewalk, for a puff.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2003

Shells cast spells

You can see splendid examples of Conus gloriamaris at the Redpath Museum, plus many other even more spectacular shells, thanks to the generosity of Abe Levine, who donated his collection to the museum.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2003

Environments 'R' Us

Assessing the human element of the environmental movement will be at the heart of the 2003 Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community.

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Which circle of hell has the lawyers

"Les Septs péchés capitaux et le droit privé" runs October 10 (introduction, la luxure), November 14 (La gourmandise, L'envie), January 30 (L'avarice, l'orgueil) and March 19 (La colère, la paresse). All talks are at 11:30 am, 3644 Peel, Room 202. Call 398-3546 for more details. The series is sponsored by McGill and the Quebec Department of Justice.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2003

Mary Robinson visits McGill

"Reflections on Human Rights, Human Development and Human Security" will be given on Saturday, October 18, from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm, in Room 132 of the Leacock Building. Tickets available at the door, first-come first-served.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2003

Shave to fight cancer!

Itching to emulate Kojak or Vin Diesel? If so, Adam Conter wants your hair. The third-year history student has spearheaded a McGill chapter of Mix 96's Shave to Save Campaign, which raises funds for breast cancer research and treatment.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2003

Queer McGill mixer

Queer alumni - get your McGill sweaters out of the closet! A networking cocktail is being held as part of Homecoming celebrations by the McGill Equity Subcommittee on Queer People, in association with Queer McGill, on October 17. The second annual event, called Return to the Rainbow, welcomes McGill's queer alumni and current students, as well as staff and faculty. When: Friday, October 17, from 5:00 pm -- 7:00 pm. Where: University Centre, 3480 McTavish Street, 3rd floor.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2003

Lunching: El Morocco II

Now that the weather's getting colder, we'll want to put on extra layers to keep us toasty warm. And what better way than by padding your belly with flavourful kosher fare from the world of North Africa? El Morroco II's lunch specials start with hearty soups — practically meals on their own — and offer a main course range from tuna salad to chicken couscous. Best to order mint tea at the end instead of their coffee, but only if you like it sweet. The Arabian Nights-like setting is a riot of carpets, wrought ironwork, pillows and miniature leather camels.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2003

Grazing on the info commons

The long awaited Information Commons and Café have opened in the Redpath library. Grab a coffee and pull up to one of the 69 computers.

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Culture and psychiatry

The Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture Conference that ran from October 2nd to the 5th had a theme this year of "Creativity, Spirituality and the Arts." Attendees could learn about everything from fairy tales to suicide in Indian cinema, and how it reflects on the nuances of cultural psychiatry.

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Strolling: [murmure]

[murmure] is presented as part of the Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media.

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New federal funding for graduate students

Graduate students in the Social Sciences and Humanities received new money from the federal government. Masters students will be funded from this level for the first time.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2003