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November 8, 2007 - Volume 40 Number 06
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Kyle Buckley, a second-year management student, fires a pass during McGill's 25-10 win over Concordia in the Quebec Students Sports Federation (QSSF) semi-finals on Nov. 4. The win was the rugby Redmen's ninth straight and gives them momentum heading into the QSSF championship game versus Bishop's on Nov. 10 at 1:00 p.m. at Molson Stadium.

Kyle Buckley, a second-year management student, fires a pass during McGill's 25-10 win over Concordia in the Quebec Students Sports Federation (QSSF) semi-finals on Nov. 4. The win was the rugby Redmen's ninth straight and gives them momentum heading into the QSSF championship game versus Bishop's on Nov. 10 at 1:00 p.m. at Molson Stadium.
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McGill cracks distinguished dozen

In the just-released annual Times Higher-QS World University Rankings, McGill vaults to 12th place—ahead of such perennial powerhouses as Duke, Johns Hopkins, Stanford and Cornell.

Obésité infantile : branle-bas de combat au menu

La professeure Laurette Dubé co-préside encore cette année le Groupe de réflexion sur les défis de la santé qui réunit des scientifiques et intervenants de divers milieux, tous préoccupés par la pandémie d’obésité infantile.

Blood-cell pioneer marks 50th anniversary

Happy birthday to the artificial cell and the man who invented it as an undergraduate here at McGill, Dr. Thomas Chang.

Headliners: From Paris to the moon and beyond!

Ethical debates, cosmic exploration and Paris Hilton as a science experiment. Really.

P.O.V.: Why remember?

Desmond Morton, McGill's Hiram Mills Professor of History and a former member of the Canadian Army, looks at the significance of Remembrance Day.

Profile - Mario Bunge: Philosophy in flux

He's 88 and has written more books and articles than most of us have written grocery lists. He was also jailed twice in his native Argentina. He's Mario Bunge, philosophy professor.

McGill Web Gems: Your brain is out there

A fun website on the fictional field of exopolitics and an award-winning one on the brain.

Kudos
Professors Vijaya G. S. Raghavan and John Lynch will receive honorary degrees.

Entre Nous with Don McLean, Dean of the Schulich School of Music
Orchestrating success at the Schulich School

Don McLean expounds upon everything from the faculty and interdisciplinary research to fundraising and the transformative powers of music.

Centraide McGill: Can we really afford not to help?

Think five dollars wouldn't make a difference in the life of a disadvantaged person? Think again.

Notes from the Field: Lessons by the water, for the water

Apurva Gollamudi, a professional associate at the Brace Centre for Water Resources Management, traveled to the Caribbean to teach a course on integrated water management. A dream assignment? Yeah—except for the 30-foot-long alligators.

Bourguignon Beat: A day on the ol' Macdonald farm

Our intrepid reporter knows no fear—until he came face-to-beak with 120 cackling roosters.

Research & Discoveries: Rural-urban divide deepens

A pair of McGill researchers in different parts of the world find that forests are on the rebound. But is that a good thing?

Studying Quebec: A British perspective

A Brit who specializes in novels about the October Crisis? Not as crazy as it might sound.

Security in the real world

Poli Sci undergrad Julia Ivonoffski reports on the recent conference on global security challenges.

Around campus
What do Walt Disney and Madeleine Albright have in common? They both made our Around Campus page.


Professor Payam Akhavan

OWEN EGAN


MINI-LAW NOW IN SESSION

Law professor Payam Akhavan presents his lecture "International Human Rights Law: From Rhetoric to Reality" as part of the Mini-Law series. For more information on upcoming Mini-Law lectures, please visit www.mcgill.ca/minilaw/schedule.


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Countdown to Opening Night

Zak Rose as Petruchio tries to tame Gaia Saunders as Kate in William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Presented by the Department of English, the play will run from Nov. 21 to 24 and Nov. 29 to Dec. 1. For tickets, call 514-398-6070.

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Zak Rose as Petruchio tries to tame Gaia Saunders as Kate in William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Presented by the Department of English, the play will run from Nov. 21 to 24 and Nov. 29 to Dec. 1. For tickets, call 514-398-6070.


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