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McGill standing strong

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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Published on : 04 May 2006

Not rocket science

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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Published on : 04 May 2006

Schulich School of Music

"The Schulich School of Music is certainly a handsome, tactile urban marker, even playful in its contrast of opacity with transparency. But it also succeeds admirably at telling a story about both process and a sense of place that is a leitmotif of Saucier and Perrotte's work." A very positive review of McGill's new music building on Sherbrooke Street in the April issue of Canadian Architect.

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Published on : 03 May 2006

Plugged into Mozart

CIRMMT takes a road trip. McGill researchers go down to Beantown to hook up Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Keith Lockhart to a space-age vest that monitors his physical responses as he performs in concert. Mozart in the new millennium.

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Published on : 13 Apr 2006

Guardians of the past

McGill inherits 60 years' worth of archives from local Japanese-Canadians. The collection tells the sad story of Canada's internment camps during World War II and how a whole community rose from the ashes to thrive once again.

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Published on : 13 Apr 2006

McGill 5 à 7: Leaves from tea and books

What do Tanzanian black tea and essays by filmmaker Denis Arcand have in common? Both were staples at the English and French Language Centre's annual Entrethé event.

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Published on : 13 Apr 2006

Browsing the ARTstor

Art historians and communications professors are clicking their heels and praising the ARTstor Digital Library Charter Collection. Why? We'll give you 400,000 reasons.

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Published on : 13 Apr 2006

Hitting the right notes

Stories about the faculty and students of McGill's Schulich School of Music. Off-beat venues for classical cello; jazz-cat undergrads make a downtown club their classroom; conducting mentorship; healing broken musicians; Mini-Music pulls 'em in.

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Published on : 13 Apr 2006

Orchestrating emotion

Five Boston Symphony Orchestra musicians and about 50 audience members will be part of a novel scientific experiment measuring music's emotional effect. The experiment will be "conducted" by McGill's Daniel Levitin and Stephen McAdams.

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Published on : 05 Apr 2006

Rolling snake eyes

Lights. Camera. Action! McGill's International Centre for Youth Gambling and High-Risk Behaviors launches the premiere of its new docudrama Clean Break - a film designed to warn teens about the dangers of problem gambling.

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Published on : 30 Mar 2006

Osler Library gets financial boost

When a director of the Harold Crabtree Foundation retires, it is customary for the foundation to make a donation to the charity of the individual's choice. So, what agency did James Darragh pick to get the $100,000 gift? Obviously, you didn't read the title.

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Published on : 30 Mar 2006

Baring the Bible

The latest documentary by Simcha Jacobovici, BA'75, is "The Naked Archaeologist," a 26-part series airing on Vision TV in Canada and soon to be broadcast on the History Channel in Britain.

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Published on : 16 Feb 2006

Never Too Old to Tango

McGill physical and occupational therapy professor Patricia McKinley finds that the tango offers excellent training for improving balance in the elderly.

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Published on : 16 Feb 2006

Special Screenwriter

Ricky Blitt, BA'83, wrote the screenplay for "The Ringer," a film about a man who fakes a mental disability in order to rig the Special Olympics. The movie project won the endorsement of the Special Olympics organization and has received good reviews.

Published on : 16 Feb 2006

The discords of health care

Dr. David Colman's tongue-in-cheek op-ed decries the sad fate of the MSO should it get tangled in the complementarity web.

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Published on : 26 Jan 2006