We will be treated to a guided tour of the museum and a brief introduction to each exhibition, including the permanent collection, as well as a discussion of the concepts behind architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro's groundbreaking design of the new ICA, the first art museum to be built in Boston in over a century. Afterwards, we'll head to a nearby restaurant for a late lunch (at your cost).
Come out to celebrate your achievement in style. There will be special guests, door prizes and more. Dress: semi-formal. Cocktails 7 pm-9 pm, dancing 9 pm-2 am. Tickets go on sale March 18.
This year's theme: "Building Global Health For Today & Tomorrow." The conference will have over 130 speakers, including a keynote address by Jeffrey Sachs, Sonia Sachs, Susan Blumenthal and Jim Yong Kim.
McGill East European and Russian Film/Documentary Series: "Lilya 4-Ever" (2002, Russia/Sweden, film, 109 minutes)
This film is the unremittingly bleak story of the downward spiral of Lilya, a girl in the former Soviet Union, whose mother abandons her to move to the United States. The story is based on the life of Dangoule Rasalaite and examines the issue of trafficking in human beings and sexual slavery.
The role of regional- and local-scale processes in determining community responses to environmental change
Dr. Angela Strecker, Dept of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto
Dr. Melissa Volrath, Dept of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Albert Aguayo, Centre for Research in Neuroscience, Montreal General Hospital
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts, Continuing Education, Education, Engineering including Architecture, Graduate Studies, Law, Management, Music, Nursing, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Religious Studies, Social Work (BSW/MSW), and Science.
Join your fellow McGill grads for an evening of fun and reminiscing, as we launch the McGill Alumni Association's new regional branch in Costa Rica. Canada's ambassador to the country, Neil Reeder, and his wife, Irene Hansen Reeder, will also be in attendance. Together, we'll raise a glass and wish "Salud!" to our alma mater.
Cutting Edge Lecture Series - Pulsatility in endocrine systems: Implications for body growth, sexual dimorphism and aging
Dr. Gloria Tannenbaum, Depts of Pediatrics and Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill, and the Montreal Children's Hospital Research Institute. Pulsatile release is a prominent feature of many hormones secreted from the pituitary gland. This has led to a sustained interest in the possible functions of the pulsatility and investigations of the importance of pulsatility in hormone replacement therapy. In particular, growth hormone, an essential hormone for normal growth and metabolism, is secreted in a striking pulsatile pattern. These pulses decline with age. Differences in the temporal pattern of growth hormone release evoke remarkable male-female differences in body growth, liver enzyme gene expression, and signaling in single cells. In this talk, I will describe the control of growth hormone secretion and will discuss the brain mechanisms that generate its periodicity. I will also discuss several current clinical controversies surrounding the use/abuse of growth hormone to increase height in short children,