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Lies, damned lies and statistics

Thu, 2000-09-07 (All day)

McGill anthropologist Melanie Rock exposes discrimination in "quality of life" rankings created by the World Heath Organization and the World Bank.

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Catholic studies at the forefront

Mon, 2000-10-30 (All day)

In the presence of Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte, Archbishop of Montreal, McGill principal Bernard Shapiro and Dean of Arts Carman Miller presided over the inauguration of the Kennedy Smith Chair in Catholic Studies and a major endowment to support it. Renowned literary scholar David Williams will be the first chair holder. The donors, Mr. Leon Podles and Mrs Mary E. Podles (née Kennedy Smith), participated in the daylong activities honouring their gift last Monday, October 30, 2000

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Meteorites may have transferred life between planets in the solar system

Thu, 2000-10-26 (All day)

A team of research scientists suggests that the Martian meteorite ALH84001 was capable of transferring life between Mars and Earth, according to new research reported in the 27 October issue of the international journal Science.

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Citizens!

Wed, 2000-10-18 (All day)

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) invites the public to participate in a conference whose purpose is to examine issues such as: What are the ties that give us a common identity? In a global society, have nations or the concept of the common good any real future?

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Artful Experiences

Tue, 2000-10-17 (All day)

Montrealers will have an opportunity to sample a new seminar series at McGill. Over the next two months, the University's Faculty of Education is launching a quartet of public seminars that will examine everything from the role of arts in schools to the cultural awakening that teaching abroad can provide.

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Estrogen therapy may help prevent memory decline in elderly women

Wed, 2000-10-11 (All day)

Normal aging in women affects their capacity for learning - coding, consolidating, and retrieving new information. A McGill researcher has shown that hormone replacement therapy may help prevent some of the decline in explicit memory that occurs with normal aging.

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British personality Jonathan Miller to speak at McGill University

Tue, 2000-10-10 (All day)

The renowned British opera and theatre director, author and physician Jonathan Miller will be visiting Montreal to meet with McGill students on Thursday, October 12 and to deliver a public lecture entitled "Laughing Matters: Humour and Comedy."

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In the wake of progress

Thu, 2000-11-30 (All day)

The Ethical Canary, just published by McGill ethicist Dr. Margaret Somerville, examines contemporary issues like cloning, euthanasia and scarce medical resources, concluding that scientific progress must be accompanied by moral and ethical progress.

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Federal elections in the United States and Canada

Tue, 2000-11-21 (All day)

Names and telephone numbers of McGill professors who have agreed to comment on the aspects of the American and Canadian federal elections.

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Convocation time

Thu, 2000-11-09 (All day)

It's cap and gown day at McGill on Nov. 9, as the University celebrates fall convocation. David Johnston, McGill's former vice-chancellor and principal, along with alumnus Milton K.H. Leong, will be receiving honorary degrees from the University. Six faculty members will also be distinguished as emeritus professors, while 1,425 students are graduating.

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