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.
McGill gears up to host some 6,000 delegates of the Association pour le savoir (Acfas) conference -- the largest francophone conference in North America, and possibly the world. So how do you keep 6,000 people entertained for five days? Read on.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.