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Discovery declassified

Tue, 2007-08-21 12:00

There was an astonishing revelation at McGill's recent conference on pulsars. The pulsar was first observed in 1967 by Jocelyn Bell Burnell, and the Nobel Prize in Physics for its discovery went to her supervisor, Professor Antony Hewish. In fact, pulsars had previously been noticed by a U.S. army sergeant. Some 40 years later, Charles Schisler revealed his secret to a Montreal audience of scientists and researchers.

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Smooth operators, if the groove's right

Fri, 2007-08-24 12:00

Need musical accompaniment for the day's dusting? Crank up AC/DC's Back in Black. The advice emerges from a study done by McGill music and psychology professor Daniel Levitin that looks inside the brain to understand not only our emotional responses to music but also explores the physiological reasons for why different types of music suit different activities.

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Podcast: McGill's Karl Moore talks management with Pierre Beaudoin

Tue, 2007-08-28 09:30

Every Monday in the Globe and Mail's Report on Business, Karl Moore interviews professors and thinkers, CEOs and exciting young professors.

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Drug resistance in river blindness

Thu, 2007-08-30 10:00

A new study by McGill parasitologist Roger Prichard has found that ivermectin, the only drug available to treat onchocerciasis, or river blindness, is triggering the very genetic changes that are building drug resistance in the parasite that causes the disease.

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Launching of discovery

Thu, 2007-08-30 04:30

And so begins another school year...

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Pay attention to the man behind the curtain

Thu, 2007-08-30 04:30

Between them, Dan Levitin and Sandy Pearlman have worked on records that have sold upwards of 300 million copies. Guess that makes them the right choice to teach a new course on the technology behind music production.

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Headliners: From collapsing downtown to Arctic meltdown

Thu, 2007-08-30 04:30

McGill earns props for going green; baseball umps are not colour blind; Montreal's infrastructure crumbles even more; hot time in the Arctic; and doing the neutron dance.

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P.O.V.: A New York Yankee in James McGill's court

Thu, 2007-08-30 04:30

A primer for American newcomers to McGill by SSMU prez Jake Itzkowitz.

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Carey Ashton: Life lessons from the diamond

Thu, 2007-08-30 04:30

Stricken with debilitating muscular dystrophy, Carey Ashton, the McGill Redbirds bench coach, pours his all into the game, and the players, he loves.

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Entre Nous with Mort Mendelson

Thu, 2007-08-30 04:30

One year into his new job, Mort Mendelson outlines what's been done to accentuate the student experience at McGill and what the plans are for future improvements.

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