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For summer, in what is perhaps not a widely shared taste, I prefer thick biographies. This weekend I’ll be cracking open the 863 pages of “Marconi: The Man Who Networked The World,” a detailed look at the radio pioneer who later became a prominent fascist in Mussolini’s Italy. It is by Marc Raboy, a professor at McGill University in Montreal.

Read more: The New York Times

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Published on: 24 Jul 2017

“Those worried about the ridiculously low levels of ‘chemicals’ in this product should spend their energy encouraging people to eat more fruits and veggies.” Joe Schwarcz, a chemist at McGill University who heads the university’s Office for Science and Society, echoed this concern. “If you want to scare them about the mac ‘n’ cheese you can scare them about the amount of fat and salt it contains,” he said. “That’s much more meaningful than the phthalates.”

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Published on: 19 Jul 2017

A McGill University program aimed at helpings students get businesses off the ground has received a $2-million donation from the foundation that helped launch the university’s first entrepreneurship program more than 20 years ago.

Read more: Montreal Gazette

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Published on: 18 Jul 2017

TxtLAB, at McGill University, had mapped her novels along with those of other female 19th-century novelists “on a sliding scale of sociability vs. interiority.”

Read more: New York Times

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Published on: 17 Jul 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will appoint former astronaut Julie Payette as Canada’s next governor-general, picking the prominent Quebecker for the high-profile position rather than a number of aboriginal leaders who were also seen to be in the running, sources say.

Read more: The Globe and Mail

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Published on: 13 Jul 2017

Are generational stereotypes ever true? A Millennial and a Baby Boomer discuss intergenerational prejudice and dialogue

Interview with Professor Karl Moore

Read more: Mind This Magazine

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Published on: 12 Jul 2017

“For me, what was really interesting is the way that these tests offer people a language of the self – a vocabulary or an idiom for talking about who they are and what they want, and what kinds of people they want to be.”

Merve Emre, Assistant Professor of English, on WNPR radio. Her book on the Myers-Briggs test and the history of personality testing will be published in Spring 2018. 

Listen to the entire interview: WNPR

Classified as: merve emre, personality testing, Myers-Briggs
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Published on: 11 Jul 2017

This would only hurt our efforts to reduce infant mortality. Jay Kaufman, a co-author of the JAMA study and a professor at McGill University, put it simply: “Wanted pregnancies are healthier than unwanted pregnancies.”

Read more: The Washington Post

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Published on: 10 Jul 2017

The current brewery “belongs to an era where even industrial architecture was beautifully built,” says Avi Friedman, an architecture professor at McGill University, who wants it to be preserved. 

Read more: Montreal Gazette

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Published on: 6 Jul 2017

“We are not giving up,” McGill University ornithologist David Bird wrote in an email. “We plan to continue beseeching the government to undertake this act in any we can. Right now there is a petition on change.org circulating to get Canadians to sign and adopt the Canada Jay (not the Gray Jay) as our national bird.

Read more: Ottawa Sun

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Published on: 5 Jul 2017

"McGill University's Vicky Kaspi spends her time probing the mysteries of the universe. Kaspi has won a number of awards for her work, and was the first woman to win the Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for science and engineering."

Read more: BBC News


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Published on: 4 Jul 2017

"Depending on how you remind the person, you might be able to erase different aspects of the memory," said Wayne Sossin of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University, whose lab collaborated with researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York.

Read more: CBC News

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Published on: 4 Jul 2017

The joint degree will be taught by comparing and contrasting indigenous peoples’ legal traditions with those of common law. The four-year program will include classroom and community-based components, and will follow the lead of McGill Law School’s transsystemic approach to common law and civil law legal education, by giving students the opportunity to tackle legal problems from multiple perspectives.

Read more: The Hill Times

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Published on: 28 Jun 2017

"Given their postmodern worldview, the millennial generation believes that organizations can grow and prosper through greater emotional openness. They also perceive negative emotions as having the ability to destroy a company. In her seminal work The Managed Heart, Arlie Hochschild studies the effects of emotional labor and the negative impacts of repressed emotions. Hochschild identifies emotional labor as the act of managing one’s own emotions in the workplace. High degrees of emotional labor can lead to burnout, employee dissatisfaction, and reduced productivity."

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Published on: 27 Jun 2017

According to Charles Boberg, an associate professor of linguistics at McGill University, there are two main differences in Canadian English pronunciation of vowels. "One of them is called 'Canadian rising,' and this is the stereotype that most Americans have of Canadian English and it involves the 'OU' vowel and the 'I' vowel. It's referring to raising the pronunciation of the vowel in the mouth," says Boberg, author of "The English Language in Canada." 

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Published on: 27 Jun 2017

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