September 27, 2007

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September 27, 2007 - Volume 40 Number 03
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Dean Nicholas Kasirer of the Faculty of Law and former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, during a question-and-answer session with first-year law students that included both the Canadian and U.S. Chief Justice.

Dean Nicholas Kasirer of the Faculty of Law and former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, during a question-and-answer session with first-year law students that included both the Canadian and U.S. Chief Justice (see Ladies and gentlemen, the Supremes).
Claudio Calligaris

Community to kick off campaign

McGill is set to launch its most ambitious fundraising campaign during Homecoming Weekend.

Sparks to fly at Trottier Symposium

Lorne Trottier's annual symposium always delivers a good scientific dust-up and this year's event promises more of the same.

Le EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal est né

La Faculté de gestion Desautels de McGill et HEC Montréal unissent leurs forces respectives pour offrir un tout nouveau programme EMBA conjoint aux gestionnaires de haut niveau.

Headliners: From difficult divas to C. difficile

Britney makes the Reporter two issues in a row!

P.O.V.: In the cycle of evil

Mesic, a Bosnian of Muslim and Jewish ancestry, writes about what it was like to live during the terrifying reign of Slobodan Milosevic.

Profile - Ava-Ann Allman: Brain researcher leads with her heart

What's it like for a PhD candidate to rub elbows with 18 Nobel Laureates? Inspirational, but in a surprisingly different way.

McGill Web Gems

A maritime law website and free software—what could be better than that?

Book celebrates Sir William Macdonald

Liliane Stewart, president of the Macdonald Stewart Foundation, helps launch William Fong's new book, Sir William C. Macdonald: A Biography.

Entre Nous with Denis Thérien, Vice-Principal, Research and International Relations

As a mathematician, his tools of the trade were a pencil and paper. Now Denis Thérien makes all the big decisions about things like the genome centre and high-performance computers. How did the self-described math "freak" wind up in charge of all McGill's research?

Research and Discovery: In India, research helps farms help themselves

Dr G.S. Vijaya Raghavan teaches farmers in India how to get more bang for their agricultural buck.

Aviation conference soars

A rundown of the highs and highers of the McGill-hosted international aviation conference.

Proud to be Canadian

McGill's Faculty of Law hosts a special ceremony during which 60 members of the McGill community become Canadian citizens.

Fruits (and vegetables) of their labour

Johnson, a bioresource engineering student, writes about the importance of initiatives like McGill's Edible Garden.

Notes From the Field: Me and the unicorns of the sea

A PhD candidate in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences, Marcoux braves polar bears and sun-filled nights to study the mysterious narwhal.

T-PULSE at the heart of graduate teaching

Thanks to generous donations by benefactors, grad students in the Faculties of Science and Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are becoming better teachers before they hit the classroom.

Homer's Physics lecture series simplifies science

McGill's Department of Physics' award-winning "in-reach" program teaches staff about the work being done by the people they support.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Supremes

First-year law students are treated to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when they share Moot Court with no fewer than six Supreme Court Justices from Canada and the U.S.

Yellow Door turns 40
The headline says it all. Don't miss the two-day celebratory concert.

Around campus
What do Martians, Patti Smith and Tariq Ali all have in common? Why, they'll all be headlining at events on campus, of course.

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Dr Brian Alters gets all fired up demonstrating the new WOW Lab's fun take on science.
Owen Egan


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Champion hoop dancer Lisa Odjig perfoms during the First People's House Pow Wow 2007 on lower campus.
OWEN EGAN



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CBIE honours biz luminary
McGill's John Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies, Henry Mintzberg, has been awarded the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) Internationalization Leadership Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership in the internationalization of Canadian education and the international education profession. Considered among the world's foremost minds in management and recognized for his expertise the world over, Prof. Mintzberg is also one of the key founders of the innovative International Masters Program in Practicing Management (IMPM), a consortium of five business schools around the world including McGill.