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Ready for their Close-ups

Thu, 2006-02-16 16:00

Six McGill English professors appeared in a photo that dominated a full page of the National Post as part of a series the newspaper published regarding what people in different occupations wore to work.

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Design for Disaster

Thu, 2006-02-16 16:00

McGill engineering students were among the participants in the Quebec Engineering Competition, hosted by McGill from January 19 to 22.

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Carrying on Humphrey's work

Thu, 2006-02-16 16:00

Almost six decades after John Humphrey, BCom'25, BA'27, BCL'29, PhD'45, LLD'76, authored the first draft of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Faculty of Law's new Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is set to build on McGill's long-standing strengths in both human rights and comparative law.

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Special Screenwriter

Thu, 2006-02-16 16:00

Ricky Blitt, BA'83, wrote the screenplay for "The Ringer," a film about a man who fakes a mental disability in order to rig the Special Olympics. The movie project won the endorsement of the Special Olympics organization and has received good reviews.

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Victorious Volleyballer

Thu, 2006-02-16 16:00

Rachèle Béliveau recently made McGill history. The coach of the women's volleyball team became the first skipper ever to steer a McGill squad to 300 career wins, cementing her status as the University's all-time winningest coach.

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He's no Himbo

Thu, 2006-02-16 16:00

Michael Manga, BSc'90, a geophysicist at the University of California, Berkeley, has earned both a coveted MacArthur Fellowship (nicknamed the "genius grant") and a place among the Hollywood hunks featured in People magazine's annual "Sexiest Man Alive" issue.

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Coral treatment

Mon, 2006-03-13 09:30

A compound isolated from coral has shown the ability to slow down and possibly prevent virus replication and may hold promise as a cancer treatment, according to a study by McGill biochemist Jerry Pelletier and his colleagues.

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Gene switch

Sat, 2006-03-11 09:30

Genes predisposing us to certain diseases may rely on some other switching mechanism to activate the DNA. Dr Moshe Szyf's pioneering work in epigenetics is highlighted.

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Genome puzzle solver

Sun, 2006-03-12 09:30

Tom Hudson, Director of the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre, leading Canadian investigator in the International HapMap Project and a "refreshingly modest star," is profiled in the Gazette.

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AIDS-stricken Africa

Sat, 2006-03-25 12:00

Terry Mosher (a.k.a. the Gazette cartoonist Aislin) poignantly describes a visit to Tanzania with a team of medical experts from McGill. The group went to build links with hospitals and clinics.

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