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August 4, 2009

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Salvaging the past
With a masters in archival studies, University of Calgary archivist Regina Landwehr had taken a course in conservation, but never saw an operation in action until she responded to a plea made by the International Council of Archives.

iS2 project weekly update
Key Performance Indicators and highlights of workstream activities.

Minds in motion
More than 1,300 Calgary students are spending their summer launching homemade rockets, racing robots, dissecting owl pellets and letting loose with pulleys and ziplines to learn about physics.

Mom-daughter duo tackles social work together
It was never easy for Sam Hebert to skip classes without her mom finding out.

Newsmakers

Canadian Driver
July 28
Study examines EV infrastructure in Alberta

“Smart” charging systems for electric vehicles (EVs) in Alberta could make the most of the province’s wind resources for electricity generation, according to a new study by the University of Calgary.
Electrical engineers at the Schulich School of Engineering found that plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) could release 40 to 90 per cent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than conventional passenger vehicles, but the environmental impacts in the province would depend on factors such as vehicle battery size, charging time and wind production levels.

AOL Daily Finance
July 29

Oil plunges as the crude market seeks direction

In trading, there's a saying: the trend is your friend. Energy traders like to add: and no trend is nobody's friend. And "no trend" that certainly describes today's crude market.
The analytical community has been of little help, with oil price forecasts varying greatly. Goldman Sachs sees a return to $85 and then $95 oil in 2010. Meanwhile, University of Calgary Economics Professor Philip Verleger says oil will collapse to $20 per barrel this year on a recession-based oil glut.

Events

August 10
U.S. expert to talk on climate change, trade and technology

Aug. 31-Sept. 2
Seventy Years On: New Perspectives on the Second World War

Sept. 16 - 18
Advanced Bioimaging Technologies Conference

September 28
Thinking about a hip or knee replacement?

For a look at upcoming events, go to ucalgary.ca/events