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Two McGill scholars awarded Killam Fellowships

Law and math researchers win coveted Canada Council for the Arts award

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Published on : 21 Feb 2008

Powerful explosions suggest neutron star is missing link

Observations from NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) have revealed that the youngest known pulsing neutron star has thrown a temper tantrum. The collapsed star occasionally unleashes powerful bursts of X-rays, which are forcing astronomers to rethink the life cycle of neutron stars. "We are watching one type of neutron star literally change into another right before our very eyes. This is a long-sought missing link between different types of pulsars," says Fotis Gavriil of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Gavriil is lead author of a paper in the February 21 issue of Sciencexpress. McGill's Vicky Kaspi is a co-author of the paper, as well as Marjorie Gonzalez, who worked on the paper at McGill but is now based at the University of British Columbia.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2008

Around campus

Smoking, Hurricane Katrina, crumbling cities and Town Hall. Sweet.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2008

Research and Discovery: Sounds from our musical future

McGill's Digital Orchestra is making beautiful music out of strange, strange thingamabobs.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2008

Applauding McGill researchers

The Applause 2008 gala gathered many of McGill's best and brightest under one roof.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2008

Kudos

Graham Bell is named as one of the finalists for the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2008

Air and Space Law students to get Boeing boost

Boeing Areospace's $500,000 gift means the sky's the limit for Air and Space Law students.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2008

Entre Nous with Doug Sweet, Director, Media Relations Office: "We've got great stories to tell here"

Now that the former automotive columnist for the Montreal Gazette is running McGill's Media Relations, does that mean all interviews will now begin with the question "So what's your ride these days?"

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Published on : 21 Feb 2008

Green Corner: When the Energizer Bunny finally gives up the ghost

Batteries are our friends, right? Not as soon as you toss them in the garbage.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2008

McGill Web Gems: Girl (culture) power and a month full of Sundays

What do My Little Ponies and Sunday school have in common? Both can be found on the websites of McGill University.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2008

Profile: Charline Labonté: McGill's golden goalie

After backstopping Canada to Olympic gold in 2006, what's left for Martlet goaltender Charline Labonté? Winning a national title, of course.

Published on : 21 Feb 2008

P.O.V.: A thank you from Brazil

A Management PhD candidate in Brazil, Marcos Bosquetti, writes an open letter thanking McGill and CREPUQ for the chance to study here last fall.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2008

Headliners: From bald-faced lies to long-tailed chickens

Smart kids lie sooner; organ selling thumbs down; and when dinosaurs first flew the coop.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2008

McGill duo cops coveted Killams

A pair of McGill profs are awarded two of 10 Killam Research Fellowships.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2008

McGill mourns with NIU

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum expresses her deepest sorrow regarding the deadly shootings at Northern Illinois University.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2008