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Examinations website

Wed, 2006-03-01 12:00

For Final Examination related information - schedules, regulations, conflicts, etc. - please visit the Examinations website.

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False alarm calls - our bane

Thu, 2006-03-02 00:30

Statistics show that 95 to 98 percent of all alarm calls are false. For Security Services, alarm call responses account for about 30 percent of our services. Hence, false alarms result in a great deal of unnecessary patrol dispatches.

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McGill MBA Japan profiled in McGill Reporter article

Thu, 2006-03-02 12:00

The McGill MBA Japan program is profiled in the article "Internationally speaking: MBA in Tokyo," McGill Reporter, March 2, 2006.

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Find It McGill and Article Finder not working

Fri, 2006-03-03 07:30

Find It McGill and Article Finder are down. This means that the button doesn't work, and the links to ejournals from the catalogue do not work either. Links to ejournals still work from the A to Z list (see "Details") by clicking on the letter by which your title begins. We are working to solve the problem as soon as possible, and apologize profusely for the inconvenience this has caused since yesterday evening.

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New page editing functions

Fri, 2006-03-03 12:00

McGill Web Publishing Software now has new page layout functions. If you are a site editor or a site manager of McGill web pages, a short online tutorial can demonstrate to you how the system has improved. See "Accessing Page Editing" at the link below.

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Article in Ottawa Citizen: 10 tips to improve your Googling

Mon, 2006-03-06 10:00

Most of us use Google: the statistics are fairly clear. But how can we improve our search results or target our searches? This article explores some ways. Tips include finding similar terms, excluding terms, looking up definitions, restricting searches to specific sites, and more. Also useful is the Google Cheat Sheet. Just don't forget that you won't find everything through Google, and that our article indexes and databases are available to get you even further ahead in your scholarly research.

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Nature.com connectivity problems

Mon, 2006-03-06 10:30

The Nature Publishing Group has informed us of an inconsistent Internet connectivity problem. They are making every effort to resolve the problem as soon as possible, and will inform us as soon as the situation is resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

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Problems with the home page in Internet Explorer

Mon, 2006-03-06 12:00

We are having some (hopefully very) temporary problems with the home page: the layout is not displaying properly. Please know that we are aware of the problem and working to resolve it as soon as possible. Firefox does seem to be displaying the page properly. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Temporarily right-click on Login to Minerva links, INB links

Mon, 2006-03-06 12:00

If you are using Internet Explorer to access the Minerva login screen, the Course Catalog, or Class Schedule, you may need to temporarily right-click on the key icon and select Open Link from the pop-up menu that appears. To link to INB from Banner for administrative staff (INB), you should also right-click to open the link.

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CSA Sociological Abstracts Discovery Prize

Wed, 2006-03-08 16:30

CSA has announced the inaugural CSA Sociological Abstracts Discovery Prize, intended to promote teaching and learning in sociology. The prize is open to both faculty and students, with a top award of $3,000 and honourable mention awards of $500. The submission deadline is April 15, 2006.

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