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Culture and psychiatry

Thu, 2003-10-09 (All day)

The Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture Conference that ran from October 2nd to the 5th had a theme this year of "Creativity, Spirituality and the Arts." Attendees could learn about everything from fairy tales to suicide in Indian cinema, and how it reflects on the nuances of cultural psychiatry.

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New federal funding for graduate students

Thu, 2003-10-09 (All day)

Graduate students in the Social Sciences and Humanities received new money from the federal government. Masters students will be funded from this level for the first time.

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Maintenance at McGill

Thu, 2003-10-09 (All day)

McGill's current tally of deferred maintenance is currently $165-million. It's an uphill battle to catch up on the work, complicated by McGill's many heritage buildings.

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Leah Tivoli: returns to her roots through food

Thu, 2003-10-09 (All day)

MSE student Leah Tivoli feeds the masses.

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Sonenberg the science of translation

Thu, 2003-10-09 (All day)

Nahum Sonenberg's work in translation control mechanisms -- the means by which our genes make proteins -- has taken him in interesting and unexpected directions, from cancer, to obesity to virology.

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The ebb and flow of the McGill Bookstore

Thu, 2003-10-09 (All day)

Our intrepid reporter went undercover at the McGill Bookstore during the September text-book rush. The best way to describe it? Tidal waves.

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Chaos in the rain

Thu, 2003-10-09 (All day)

Shaun Lovejoy is singing a different tune about the rain. The physics professor has shown how those raindrops that keep fallin' on your head do so in a chaotic pattern.

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Senate report (October 1)

Thu, 2003-10-09 (All day)

VP Morty Yalovsky presented the final numbers for last years budget. The numbers are down overall, but there is some hope on the horizon.

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Dal takes it outside

Thu, 2003-10-09 (All day)

In what is probably a first for Canada, Dalhousie University in Halifax banned smoking on all university property. Nicotine fiends will now have to go to city-owned property, such as a sidewalk, for a puff.

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Shells cast spells

Thu, 2003-10-09 (All day)

You can see splendid examples of Conus gloriamaris at the Redpath Museum, plus many other even more spectacular shells, thanks to the generosity of Abe Levine, who donated his collection to the museum.

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