Stephen McAdams, CIRMMT director, fields the question as to whether it is possible for the human voice to shatter glass. He also tells us why marching soldiers get so out of synch as soon as they hit a bridge.
Margaret Somerville will be living the life of a rock star for the month of October as she embarks upon her cross-Canada Massey Lectures series. The sometimes controversial, always affable director of McGill's Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law expounds upon everything from bio-terrorism to wallabies.
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.
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.
It may be one of the coolest nicknames in recent times. World-renowned religious scholar Karen "The Runaway Nun" Armstrong waxes poetic, wise and sometimes funny on all things religious during the Beatty Lecture.