University of Calgary

Feb. 2, 2010

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News

Thirsk lands on campus
Astronaut and alumnus Robert Thirsk returns to the U of C next week after his historic mission in space.

Security and the Games
Although a large-scale terror attack is unlikely, U of C researcher Michael Zekulin says security disruptions at the Vancouver Olympic Games are quite possible.

Educating the complete individual
This year’s education students’ conference will explore holistic perspectives on education.

Newsmakers

The Canadian Press: Jan. 31
Government keeps ear on Arctic waters

Rob Huebert, of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, responds positively to news that scientists are returning to the shores of the Northwest Passage to install listening devices that could one day keep a 24-hour watch for anything travelling on, over or under waters Canada claims as its own.

CTV News: Jan. 31
New source of insulin blossoming

Scientists at the U of C have figured out a way to genetically manipulate safflower flowers to produce insulin.

The Telegraph: Jan. 28
Simulated volcanic eruptions to block sun

A geo-engineering project to block the sun by simulating volcanic eruptions would be 100 times cheaper than cutting greenhouse gas emissions, says the U of C’s David Keith and other climate change scientists.

Events

Until Feb. 14
Erase the Waste 200 gram Challenge

Today
> Bentall Lecture in Christian Theology: Jesus as True Human
> Black History Film Festival: Journey to Justice

Feb. 3
> Fundraiser: 12-Hour Squash Marathon Raising Money for Haiti Relief Efforts
> EXPLORE: French Immersion in Québec
> Talk: From the Front Line: Canadian Forces in Afghanistan
> Big Rock Lecture: A New Battle for Historical Shipwrecks

Feb. 4
> Science in the Cinema: The Sea Inside
> Spanish for Reel: Atame (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!)
> Film: Monty Python's Life of Brian (Extended Version)
> Markin-Flanagan Distinguished Writers Program: Reading by Hiromi Goto
> Discovery Series: Music in Many Dimensions with QUASAR Saxophone Quartet

Feb. 5
> Talk: The Role of Compassion in Tibet’s Assimilation of Buddhism
> Improv: Inter Faculty Improv Night 2010
> Dinos: Women's VBall vs Brandon
> Talk: Coins of the Ptolemies
> Dinos: Men's VBall vs Brandon

More events: ucalgary.ca/events