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In the news: Prof. Dan Levitin, from rock music to neuroscience

Mon, 2007-03-19 16:30

He worked with Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison and Santana before swapping rock for research. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin recently spoke to the Sunday Telegraph (UK) about the meaning of music. (Article: Rockin' Boffin Science. He worked with Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison and Santana before swapping rock for research. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin talks to Susan Dominus about the meaning of music. Sunday Telegraph, 18 March 2007.) Users connected to the McGill network may consult an electronic version of the article through Factiva on the McGill Library website.

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Shakespeare and the Jews - March 29

Mon, 2007-03-19 16:00

Let a great theatrical interpreter and a brilliant scholar of the character Shylock lead you into a fascinating exploration of Shakespeare's engagement with the Jews. With Gareth Armstrong, world-renowned actor and writer, and Kenneth Gross, well-known literary scholar and critic.

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In the news: Prof. R. Carroll on the evolution of gliding lizards

Tue, 2007-03-20 11:00

Professor Robert L. Carroll (Redpath Museum Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology) comments on a 125-million-year-old Chinese fossil lizard with rib-supported wings that allowed it to glide through the air, and its unlikely relation to modern gliding lizards. Read the article in the March 19, 2007, issue of New Scientist.

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In the news: Prof. D. Burns and colleagues develop a test to prevent 'fertility twins'

Tue, 2007-03-20 11:00

The Montreal Gazette reports that the research team led by Dr. David Burns has designed a non-invasive procedure for women using in vitro fertilization that will reduce the likelihood of multiple births. Dr. Burns is professor of chemistry and associate dean research in the Faculty of Science.

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In the news: Prof. J. Derome on the arrival of spring

Tue, 2007-03-20 11:00

Prof. Jacques Derome, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, discussed spring weather with René Bruemmer in the Montreal Gazette.

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McGill BCom team takes third place at regional competition

Tue, 2007-03-20 12:00

The Desautels Faculty of Management BCom team of Marie-Aude Pigeon, Paul Arlin, Dominique Guay, Vadim Tulchinsky and Jean-Michel Marcotte took third place in the Financial Education Challenge at the 2007 Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship (ACE) Central Canada Regional Exposition in Ottawa for their program of workshops in Montreal-area high schools on financial literacy.

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McGill BCom student awarded bursary from Quebec-India Business Council

Tue, 2007-03-20 12:00

Desautels Faculty of Management BCom finance major Kanusruti Bhatkulikar was one of four students from Montreal universities awarded a Bachelor's Degree Bursary from the Quebec-India Business Council.

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'Osler and the Pathological Specimen': an ongoing exhibition at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine

Wed, 2007-03-21 12:00

"Osler and the Pathological Specimen: McGill University and the Montreal General Hospital, 1870-1884" is an exhibition of medical specimens created by Sir William Osler. Curated by Dr. Richard Fraser, the exhibit is located at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine, on the third floor of the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building.

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Technical and Distributed Computing with MATLAB and Introduction to Simulink technical sessions

Thu, 2007-03-22 12:00

This technical session will demonstrate how MATLAB and Simulink are used as a flexible platform for technical computing and application development in engineering, math and science curricula and research.

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