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Trenholme Director of Libraries Frances Groen has seen the future of scientific publishing, and McGill needs to get on board.

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Published on : 27 Nov 2003

Amelia Earhart Awards

Two McGill students have won 2003 Amelia Earhart Fellowship Awards for their research in aerospace science and engineering. Katrina Brandstadt, a materials engineering graduate student, and Nancy Martineau, a doctoral student in geomorphology, are two of three Canadian winners.

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Published on : 19 Nov 2003

21st-century machine shop

Mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow, and acorns don't get much smaller than the materials that will built at the Tools for Nanoscience Facility, opened November 10 in the Rutherford and Wong buildings.

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Published on : 13 Nov 2003

Success with lab mice could have big impact on breast cancer

Scientists from McGill University and the University of California have discovered a way to reverse breast cancer in lab mice, paving the way for drugs that could eradicate the disease.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2003

The Amazing Spiderman

Professor Chris Buddle says our eight legged friends are an important indicator of the world's ecological health. Charlotte would be pleased.

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Published on : 23 Oct 2003

Good Dome Makes Good Neighbours

Not to be confused with those inflatable jumping castles for kiddie parties, the new manure dome on the Macdonald Campus landscape has area residents breathing a bit easier. The hog herd at the Macdonald Farm may be happy pigs but their manure generates quite a smell in the summer months. Now a double-layered, green inflatable dome takes care of the unpleasant odour from the manure tank.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2003

Sonenberg the science of translation

Nahum Sonenberg's work in translation control mechanisms -- the means by which our genes make proteins -- has taken him in interesting and unexpected directions, from cancer, to obesity to virology.

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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

Physics in the communication industry

The Anna I. McPherson Lectures in Physics for 2002 will be given by Professor Horst Stormer, professor in the Physics Department at Columbia University.

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Published on : 20 Nov 2002

CLUMEQ, Canada's most powerful supercomputer

Canada's most powerful supercomputer was inaugurated today at McGill University.

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Published on : 18 Nov 2002

From vision to reality

Ground will be officially broken for innovative teaching facilities at McGill on Monday, December 17. Pauline Marois, Quebec's Deputy Premier and Finance Minister, will be present at a press conference and groundbreaking ceremony to announce the Government of Quebec's multi-million contribution towards the construction of McGill's new Lorne M. Trottier Building. Named after engineering alumnus Lorne M. Trottier, the new facilities are being constructed at a total cost of $17 million, the new teaching facilities will be built to enable McGill to meet the surging demand for information technology and engineering professionals across North America.

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Published on : 17 Dec 2001

McGill University receives landmark gift

An extraordinarily generous gift to McGill University by one of its graduates, Canadian scientist and businessman Richard H.Tomlinson, is the largest-ever single donation to the University and probably the largest in the history of Canadian higher education.

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Published on : 24 May 2000