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Knowing your stones

McGill geology professor, Robert Martin comments for a Gazette article on different types of building stone and what to look for in identifying types.

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Published on : 25 Mar 2008

The book that began invasion ecology

Anthony Ricciardi, an associate professor at the Redpath Museum, co-authors a review in Nature of Charles Elton's 50-year-old text "The Ecology of Invasions by Animals and Plants" which founded a field and is now cited more than ever.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2008

Estrogen and memory

Research by Dr. Barbara Sherwin of the department of psychology at McGill is cited in an article on a connection between estrogen levels and memory loss in older women. Professor Sherwin also comments for the story.

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Published on : 18 Mar 2008

Leaky black holes

A new study hints that black holes might not be as good at keeping secrets as researchers have long thought. A pair of physicists, including McGill's Patrick Hayden, has reexamined the time it would take for information to potentially escape from inside a black hole.

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Published on : 17 Mar 2008

Mini-Science webcasts

Due to popular request, lectures from Mini-Science 2007: The Brain, which were originally broadcast on Canal Savoir, are now available as webcasts. This is a testament to the high quality of Mini-Science lectures and the public's interest in science!

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Published on : 07 Mar 2008

Profs. D. Zuroff and D. Moskowitz honoured by CPA

Congratulations to Professors David Zuroff and Debbie Moskowitz, whose contributions to Psychology have been recognized by the Canadian Psychological Association.

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Published on : 26 Feb 2008

Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Research Symposium: registration extended until March 7

The fifth Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Research Symposium will take place April 3-4, 2008. To register, submit your abstract before the new deadline of midnight, Friday, March 7, 2008.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2008

Are you a BSc or BA & Sc student who needs help choosing a program for next year?

The Science Office for Undergraduate Student Advising (SOUSA) is offering degree planning information sessions for Freshman students.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2008

Registration open for Mini-Science 2008

Registration is still open for Mini-Science 2008: Ecology, Evolution & Extinction. Come discover Mini-Science, where scientists provide up-to-date analysis and solutions! Seats are limited. Advance registration is required.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2008

Are you a BSc or BA & Sc student who needs help choosing a program for next year?

The Science Office for Undergraduate Student Advising (SOUSA) is offering degree planning information sessions for Freshman students.

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Published on : 29 Jan 2008

Science writing courses (graduate)

Need help with your science writing? Explaining your research to others can be challenging. To help you communicate your ideas to specialists and non-specialists alike, Prof. Linda Cooper offers two intensive graduate seminar courses, "Writing Science Articles 1" and "Writing Science Articles 2."

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Published on : 03 Dec 2007

Science writing courses (graduate)

Need help with your science writing? If you're like most scientists, explaining your research to others can be challenging. To help you communicate your ideas to specialists and non-specialists alike, Prof. Linda Cooper offers two intensive graduate seminar courses, "Writing Science Articles 1" and "Writing Science Articles 2." The writing skills taught in these courses can be applied to the full manuscript, grant proposals and review articles.

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Published on : 15 Aug 2007

Science writing course (undergraduate)

Interested in improving your science writing skills? If you're an undergrad Science student and intend to take a Research Project course you may be interested in "Science Writing" (REDM 399).

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Published on : 15 Aug 2007

Congratulations: Prof. Victoria Kaspi, Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics

Congratulations to Prof. Victoria Kaspi (Department of Physics), who has been selected to receive the 2007 Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics from the Royal Society of Canada.

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Published on : 09 Jul 2007

Congratulations: Profs. Hong Guo and Isztar Zawadzki, new Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

Congratulations to Profs. Hong Guo (Department of Physics) and Isztar Zawadzki (Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences), who have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada.

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Published on : 09 Jul 2007