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Art Matters kicked off its seventh year with a party at Le National on Ste. Catherine St. East earlier this month. What followed was a frenzy of student exhibits, performances, panels and fun at venues across Montreal. For more, see the story.

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Hon doc for Al Gore

Oscar-winner Al Gore, the man many Americans thought should have been their president, will be given an honorary doctorate by Concordia University today. A short ceremony to honour the politician-turned-environmental-activist is being held following Gore’s speech to a sold-out audience at the Youth Action Summit, which was conceived by Concordia students Mohamed Shuriye and Peter Schiefke. David Suzuki is also featured at the Summit. President Claude Lajeunesse and Registrar Linda Healey, representing Chancellor David O’Brien, will confer the degree...



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Psychology grad students Giovanni Hernandez (left) and Michael Verwey both participated in the Student Data Blitz during the CSBN’s winter workshop. Hernandez is working with Peter Shizgal, while Verwey works with Shimon Amir.

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Old habits... don’t die

As the saying goes, once you learn to ride a bike you’ll never forget how. Ann Graybiel wants to know why. Graybiel is the Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the acknowledged world leader in the study of the basal ganglia, and, according to one colleague, has “single-handedly transformed the study of this part of the brain.” After more than 35 years in the field, she clearly still loves her job. While presenting her lab’s work to nearly 100 students and professors at Loyola...




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