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Aboriginal youth aim high at High Performance Camp

Three-day camp combines sports, lifestyle and career development

Published on : 14 May 2007

McGill web gems: Surfing for Safdie

Moshe Safdie 24/7 and a quartet of McGill-based songs.

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Published on : 03 May 2007

Monumental research: political symbolism in post-Soviet Russia

What really happened to all those statues of hammers and sickles when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991?

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Published on : 03 May 2007

Daniel Levitin to present at New Yorker conference

Groundbreaking neuroscientist among 40 leading cultural voices

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Published on : 30 Apr 2007

Talking Heads

Seed Magazine carries the transcript and video of an extensive conversation between Daniel Levitin, James McGill Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience and Music and author of the New York Times bestseller "This Is Your Brain on Music," and singer, songwriter and artist David Byrne at STK in New York's meatpacking district, in which the two talk about everything from the soundtrack of Psycho to empathy and mirror neurons.

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Published on : 30 Apr 2007

The beat goes on -- in the brain

McGill's Daniel Levitin continues to garner media attention with an article appearing in last month's Rolling Stone magazine, the London Daily Telegraph's Sunday Magazine and, more recently, the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. The producer-turned-neuroscientist Levitin is trying to understand why and how music moves us.

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Published on : 19 Apr 2007

Slavery, past and present

Conference to examine historic archetypes, current realities

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Published on : 16 Apr 2007

Master origamist at McGill

Robert Lang, one of the world's top origami masters, comes to McGill next week, where he'll construct the model of a giant pteranodon. Lang's pteranodon should be ready for permanent installation alongside the dinosaur in the main gallery of the Redpath Museum by the end of the week. To benefit the museum, McGill hopes to sell a limited number of Lang's mini-pteranodons in a silent auction.

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Published on : 16 Apr 2007

Ishmael Beah, Roméo Dallaire, reveal war’s brutalities

McGill welcomes "A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier" author Ishmael Beah, with an introduction by Sen. Roméo Dallaire

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Published on : 11 Apr 2007

Media Advisory: Ebony Roots Symposium

Poets, mathematicians, art historians mark 200th anniversary of the end of legal slavery in the British Empire

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Published on : 30 Mar 2007

At play in the world of forms

Architecture professor Pieter Sijpkes likes to design buildings out of just about any material -- including ice.

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Published on : 29 Mar 2007

McGill celebrates two Killam Prizes

Jurist Roderick Macdonald, engineer A.P.S. Selvadurai each awarded top research prize

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Published on : 27 Mar 2007

Charles Taylor awarded Templeton

McGill philosophy professor emeritus becomes the first Canadian to receive the prestigious Templeton Prize.

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Published on : 15 Mar 2007

Kudos: Levitin, Urquhart and Martlets score

We will take them on the bookshelves, we will take them on the hockey rink.

Published on : 15 Mar 2007