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The Suburban - JGH moving forward on Alzheimer's

Researchers at the Jewish General Hospital say they’re getting closer to finding out what causes Alzheimer’s disease and finding better ways to obtain a more accurate diagnosis. The findings were unveiled last week at the JGH’s Lady Davis Institute for Medical research (LDI).

Published: 5 Nov 2010

The Globe and Mail - The top 10 songs that make men cry

…And music makes men weep – some songs obviously more than others. A recent British survey suggested R.E.M.’s empathetic 1993 single Everybody Hurts makes men the mistiest, with Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton and Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah following second and third, respectively…

Published: 5 Nov 2010

The Globe and Mail - Portrait of the artist as an MBA prof

The day Nancy Adler arrived in Montreal three decades ago to teach management at McGill University is still vividly etched in her mind. Perhaps it’s because she is also an artist.

Published: 4 Nov 2010

New York Times - Lost Notes Will Linger as Footsteps Fall

There was a death in the family. The family is huge, extending wherever French and English are sung. Many of us are not related at all, but consider ourselves honorary fifth cousins or some such, by virtue of loving their music. Now a close friend of that family is running in the New York City Marathon, to honor Kate McGarrigle, whose own race ended Jan. 18 at age 63.

Published: 3 Nov 2010

The Globe and Mail - Sperm donation: Parentage is about more than DNA

(Op-ed) Angela Campbell and Robert Leckey teach family law at McGill: A woman born of a genetic sperm donation is challenging the law that prevents her from knowing her genetic father's identity. Her court case began in Vancouver on Monday. We don't doubt her sincerity in claiming that finding her genetic father is important to her.

Published: 29 Oct 2010

New Scientist - Why your brain craves Beethoven

We all know that music has the power to move us, to trigger a staggering range of emotions, tell stories, calm us, make us dance, make us cry - but how, exactly, does music do it?

Published: 29 Oct 2010

Montreal Gazette - Concert to benefit McGill music room

"Oh, it's terrible," Gordon Foote, interim dean of the Schulich School of Music, said of the subterranean Music Multimedia Room at the corner of Sherbrooke and Aylmer Sts. By which he meant that it is wonderful.

Published: 28 Oct 2010

Montreal Gazette - Commercial rooftop garden is world's first

If all goes well, urban locavores will have a year-round source of non-GMO, pesticide-and-herbicide-free produce by early 2011. Lufa Farms, a Montreal company, plans to unveil the world's first commercial-scale rooftop greenhouse atop of a two-storey office building near Marche Centrale…

Published: 28 Oct 2010

La Presse - Champions sur tous les tableaux!

Le sport universitaire offre aux athletes la chance d'acquérir les connaissances et les diplomes qui les aideront, plus tard, dans leur "vraie" vie. tous n'en profitent pas également, mais certains réussissent au-dela de toutes les attentes.

Published: 28 Oct 2010

Montreal Gazette - Big cause on campus; Food-security movements grow as students raise awareness and work toward increasing access to organic products

Every Montreal campus you stroll through these days, from the concrete spaces of the Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM) to the green expanses of Concordia's Loyola campus, boasts a productive vegetable patch.

Published: 27 Oct 2010

La Presse - Mines à l'étranger: Une loi pour réparer la réputation du Canada

(Op-ed de Richard Janda et Evan Fox-Decent, professeurs à la faculté de droit de l'Université McGill avec Corinne Gendron, titulaire de la chaire de responsabilité sociale et de développement durable à l'UQAM): Récemment, un groupe d'étudiants de l'Université McGill a passé un mauvais quart d'heure pendant un séjour au Panama.

Published: 27 Oct 2010

La Presse - Les autochtones surreprésentés

Parmi tous les enfants maltraités dont le signalement a été retenu, près d'un sur quatre est autochtone. Une proportion si élevée - et en si nette croissance - que le phénomène est présentement étudié par le Centre de recherche sur la famille et les enfants de l'Université McGill.

Published: 26 Oct 2010

Montreal Gazette (blogs) - Media@McGill presents social movement expert John Downing

John Downing, one of the world's leading experts on the the collision of social activism and rapidly changing media, is at McGill this month to explore the issues and controversies related to media, technology and world culture.

Published: 26 Oct 2010

New York Times - Naismith's rules of basketball go to auction

The original rules of basketball, typed out on two pages by Canadian-born phys-ed teacher James Naismith in 1891, are expected to sell for as much as $2 million U.S. at a December auction in New York.

Published: 26 Oct 2010

La Presse - Enfants maltraités: Les centres ne suffsent pas à la demande

Le nombre d'enfants canadiens maltraités par leur famille a explosé depuis 10 ans, mais une plus faible proportion d'entre eux reçoit des services de la part des centres de protection de la jeunesse… Est-ce une question d'argent?

Published: 26 Oct 2010