Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh -- the man who brought us My Lai and Abu Ghraib -- will deliver a speech in conjunction with the opening of McGill's innovative media and communications studies program.
How does a man turn a five-year eBay habit into a nifty book celebrating the classic covers of those cheesy true crime mags of the 1950s? Only art history and communications prof and pulp fiction aficionado Will Straw knows for sure.
Renaissance man Kevin Curran studies plays by Samuel Daniel commissioned by noblewomen in an era when female actors weren't supposed to be on stage.
She's made sweet music with pop royalty (Prince) and lined the pockets of music's favorite naturalists (Barenaked Ladies). But she turned her back on the rock 'n' roll lifestyle to become a PhD student. One question: Isn't it supposed to be the other way around?
Apparently, as with just about any of our other personal shortcomings, bad taste in music can be blamed on our parents and the losers we hung out with in high school. Or so music guru Daniel Levitin suggests.
You've heard it before; size doesn't matter. Well, this time it's true. McGill Minis are celebrating their fifth year of edifying Montrealers and the general public on everything from physiology to family law.
Daniel Levitin, associate professor at McGill and one of the world's leading experts in cognitive music perception, is interviewed by Wired magazine about his new book, "This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession."
Arcade Fire. Wolf Parade. DJ A-Trak. Socalled. These are all talented musicians and performers, but they have more than that in common. McGill's impressive tradition of graduates who rock is alive and well.
Giuseppe Di Stefano of the French Language and Literature Department decides to opt for the civilian life after 36 years at McGill. Along the way he won a bunch of awards and published the definitive dictionary of medieval French expressions.
Are you sitting down? Good, because we're about to lay some shocking numbers on you. In total, Canada needs about 1,000 new translators per year -- even though we only produce 300 or 400! And, with Quebec doing more and more business with Latin American countries, there is a dearth of competent Spanish translators. Ay carumba, you say? Why not check out McGill's new Spanish translation program and get a jump on your new career?
Comparative religion prof Arvind Sharma will preside over a fall congress of some of the world's great thinkers and religious leaders. Together they will discuss a variety of issues related to and stemming from the horrors of 9/11.
Philosophers are invited to McGill to workshop their papers in progress, bouncing off their ideas and fielding questions on how we perceive hurricanes, intersex and Aristotle.
McGill gears up to host some 6,000 delegates of the Association pour le savoir (Acfas) conference -- the largest francophone conference in North America, and possibly the world. So how do you keep 6,000 people entertained for five days? Read on.