The Department of Physics’ Astrophysics and Cosmology Group presents another Public Astro Night, Thursday, April 18 in the Bell Room (Room 103) of the Rutherford Physics Building, 3600 University St. (8 p.m.). The event will feature a public lecture by Yashar Hezaveh called “Looking through the Largest Telescopes of the Universe.” The lecture will be followed by night-sky observations (weather permitting) and a lab tour. Public Astro Night is free of charge and intended for a general audience. No reservation is needed.
Our brains, as much as our bodies, need exercise to stay healthy and fit. Learning how building your brain muscle can help protect you from neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s. On Friday, April 12, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Leacock 232, Dr.
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was created in 2012 to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Medal honours Her Majesty for her service to Canada and serves to recognize Canadians who have made significant contributions to Canadian society. The Medal has been awarded to 60,000 deserving Canadians, including 132 members of the McGill community. To view the list of medal recipients from McGill, click here.
The Mary H. Brown Fund provides a total of about $20,000 annually for the creation and early support of innovative, on-campus projects that benefit McGill students’ physical and psychological wellbeing, and related initiatives. Proposals from faculty, staff and students are all welcome. Existing projects are eligible to apply for one renewal. The 2013 application deadline is Monday, 15 April. For more information, click here.
Two days of workshops will include researchers from McGill, Columbia, Princeton, École Polytechnique, Harvard and University of Pennsylvania who will present different perspectives on the generation of force and motion at the nanoscale, both in biological and hybrid biosystems.
For the second year, the Orientation Planning Group is proud to invite the McGill Community to collaborate on programming and offerings during Orientation Week, as well to use this week to publicize their group to incoming students. If your group or unit is interested in hosting an event during or after Orientation Week (Aug 28 – Sept.
Bike parking on campus is at capacity in peak periods, making it a challenge to find a good place to lock-up. The bike racks on campus are intended for members of the McGill community and visitors, and are for short-term use, not long-term storage. Beginning the week of April 15, in an effort to free up some spaces, the University will be tagging all bikes that are abandoned or left for long-term storage.
Media@McGill, in collaboration with McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, presents Music and Torture in the War on Terror: Musicology, Media and Censorship Effects, a free public lecture by Suzanne G. Cusick, New York University, today at 5:30 in room C-201 of the Schulich School of Music (555 Sherbrooke Street West).
On March 29, former Law Professor Ronald B. Sklar passed away, surrounded by his loving family, after a short illness.
Sklar taught and researched in the fields of criminal law, evidence, law and psychiatry and ethical issues in psychiatry at the Faculty of Law for over 35 years.
Much debate about the legitimacy of judicial review under the Canadian Charter or another Bill of Rights has been abstract and disconnected from legal practice. On March 27, William Dawson Professor at the Faculty of Law, Robert Leckey, will discuss research that aims to integrate on-the-ground sensitivity to legal and professional practice, including judges’ traditional role in the common law, into philosophical and political debates about what judges do in rights cases.