October 6, 2005

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October 6, 2005 - Volume 38 Number 04
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Autumn sun lights upon the heart-shaped leaves and long, skinny seed pods of the old catalpa tree in the park across from the Macdonald Engineering Building. See article.
Owen Egan

Return of the (philosopher) king


Noted intellectual and Governor General's Award winner Michael Ignatieff wows the crowd at the annual Homecoming Beatty Lecture. Will he run for office? Read on.

Endowment music to McGill's ears


Philanthropist Seymour Schulich donates $20 million to the newly named Schulich School of Music of McGill University.

Taking the world by storm


Professor Man K. Yau uses math to create small-scale models of weather events, helping researchers predict the unpredictable.

Sheff lays solid foundation for future architects


Million-dollar endowment will attract world's top builders as part of the Gerald Sheff Visiting Professorship in Architecture.

The science of vacuum pumps and power


Cambridge professor Simon Schaffer looks at 17th-century vacuum pumps and laxatives during D. Lorne Gales Lecture in the History of Science.

CACPUQ panel: Can non-academics lead in the university context?


Panelists square off in managerial conference on the role of non-academics in universities.

Student-friendly Shagalicious Shop offers free advice


Educational sex boutique opens at Student Health Centre. Pop by and visit a "sex-pert."

The ascent of McGill's trees


Can't see the campus for the trees? McGill's 900 trees offer beauty, shade, tranquility and a unique glimpse into the history of the university.



Entre nous


James Nemes, Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies: How can grad students flourish and finish?

McGill Matters


Office of the Provost; "Step Into Your Tomorrow": Intern next summer

In focus


Maryse Bourgault: Thinking locally, acting globally; Annual book fair marks Women Associates' 100th birthday

In brief


Forces Avenir awards McGill students; Get Fit Friday!

Senate


Dawson Hall, reappointment procedures and non-tenure track academic personnel are highlighted in one of the shortest Senates in recent memory.

Around campus


New designs in the bag; literary bonanza, will poet and novelist conflict?; art symposium unites rivals; Montreal Matters at McGill.

Indian External Affairs Minister at McGill University

K. Natwar Singh

Owen Egan

The Honourable Mr. K. Natwar Singh, India's External Affairs Minister, gave a lecture on September 27, titled "Why India Matters." He was invited by the Université de Montréal-McGill Research Group in International Security (REGIS) and the Canadian Institute of International Affairs (Montreal Branch).



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