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myMcGill and Daylight Saving Time issues

Wed, 2007-03-14 09:30

Some users are experiencing problems accessing myMcGill with Internet Explorer.

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In the news: Prof. Matt Dobbs and the South Pole Telescope

Wed, 2007-03-14 12:00

McGill astrophysicist Matt Dobbs recently spoke with CTV's Canada AM about the South Pole Telescope. "We expect to find between 2,000 and 4,000 galaxy clusters that no one else has ever seen before. This telescope is going to provide us with a really new and novel way of looking at the history of universe," Dobbs told Canada AM. "We'll be able to learn a lot about the expansion history of the universe -- how the universe grew and how it grew to be the way it is today."

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Wikinomics Executive Breakfast Program - April 16, 2007

Wed, 2007-03-14 12:00

The Desautels Faculty of Management is hosting a breakfast with Don Tapscott, co-author of "Wikinomics: How mass collaboration changes everything," on April 16, 2007.

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Student Laura Buckingham wins 2007 Falconer Essay Competition

Wed, 2007-03-14 07:00

Congratulations to Laura Buckingham (Law IV), who is this year's winner of the 2007 Allan Falconer Memorial Student Essay Competition for her article "Striking Back: The Tort Action for Spousal Violence." The contest is run by the Canadian Journal of Family Law (CJFL), an interdisciplinary academic journal at UBC that publishes articles on a wide variety of family law issues in both English and French on topics in either common law or civil law. Along with presenting Laura with a monetary prize, the CJFL will publish her article in its upcoming July 2007 publication.

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Kudos: Crystal P. Mann, Scarlet Key recipient

Thu, 2007-03-29 01:00

Congratulations to Crystal Mann, a 2007 Scarlet Key awardee. Since 1925, the Scarlet Key has been awarded to over 1,500 individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership at McGill University. A Scarlet Key recipient is an individual who goes above and beyond the call of duty, is committed to the McGill community, and inspires passion and creativity. Crystal is a doctoral candidate in Earth and Planetary Sciences, investigating the "Contribution of mafic magma to the ongoing eruption at the Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat, West Indies" under the supervision of Dr. John Stix, and for several years she has played a major role in the student-organized Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Research Symposium.

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4th Annual Teaching & Technology Fair, May 7, Redpath Hall, 11 am-4 pm

Thu, 2007-03-15 12:00

Date: Monday, May 7, 2007. Time: 11 am - 4 pm. Location: Redpath Hall, 3461 McTavish. This year the fair will focus on enhancing student learning through innovative technologies. Come see what professors are using inside and outside of the classroom to create an environment that is supportive of both teaching and learning. Representatives from IST departments that support teaching and learning will also be on hand to provide information about their services to instructors.

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In the news: McGill's Arctic scholars

Thu, 2007-03-15 12:00

Interest in Canada's north has never been stronger, but McGill scholars have long been active in the Arctic. Discover the nordic research interests (and personal connections!) of professors Wayne Pollard (Geography), James Savelle (Anthropology), Lyle Whyte (Natural Resource Sciences), George Wenzel (Geography) and Bruno Tremblay (Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences) in the current issue of the McGill Reporter.

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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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