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Detecting Twitter users’ gender, en français

With 230 million users, Twitter has become a global force in social media.  And not just in English.

Published: 27 Nov 2013

A brain reward gene influences food choices

Research has suggested that a particular gene in the brain’s reward system contributes to overeating and obesity in adults. This same variant has now been linked to childhood obesity and tasty food choices, particularly for girls, according to a new study by Dr. Patricia Silveira and Prof. Michael Meaney of McGill University and Dr. Robert Levitan of the University of Toronto.

Published: 26 Nov 2013

Anne Applebaum wins 2013 Cundill Prize

A fascinating account of the raising of the Iron Curtain in post-WWII Europe has captured the world’s most lucrative prize for historical literature.

Published: 21 Nov 2013

Every breath you take

Published: 8 Nov 2013

Schulich Leader Scholarships reward excellence, service

As a high school student in Stoney Creek, Ont., Frank Battaglia devoted more than 1,000 hours to community service, locally and abroad, while earning top marks in the classroom.

Published: 5 Nov 2013

Heather Munroe-Blum to receive honorary degree

McGill Principal Emerita Heather Munroe-Blum will be honoured Sunday, Nov. 3, by the University of Ottawa when it confers upon her an honorary degree.

Published: 1 Nov 2013

Library acquires important collection on Voltaire

The McGill Library will celebrate the recent acquisition of the J. Patrick Lee Voltaire Collection by launching on Sunday, Oct. 27 an exhibit presenting a sampling of the collection. Belonging to the late, eminent Voltaire scholar J. Patrick Lee, the collection of books and manuscripts by and about Voltaire includes 1,994 items representing 3,189 volumes. In addition to the large number of older editions and more recent editions of Voltaire’s work, in different languages, the collection includes an ensemble of manuscripts and letters written or received by Voltaire. The collection, acquired thanks to the generosity of numerous donors, also includes over 1,000 books published in the 18th century.

Published: 24 Oct 2013