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Jan. 19, 2010

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News

The energy markets are working
U of C oil economist Phil Verleger says regulators should leave the markets alone to work.

The story of early oil
Alberta businessman and philanthropist Bob Rintoul signs copies this morning of No Apologies, No Regrets, his rollicking memoir of hard work, sheer determination and novel ideas.

Learn the latest about cancer and exercise
Nicole Culos-Reed, one of Canada’s leading researchers in cancer and physical activity, will host a free, inspirational day of information for cancer survivors on Friday.

H1N1: Did we overreact?
Experts at the next Science Café will discuss Pandemics: Risks and reactions to an issue of public health.

Feel well? Give blood
There are two upcoming blood clinics at the U of C, so that faculty, staff and students can make blood donation a priority during cold and flu season.

Newsmakers

Hamilton Spectator: Jan. 12
CIA shares spy photos of Arctic ice cap

The recent revelation that the CIA is sharing spy satellite photos with climate-change scientists caught some by surprise. “What is happening in the Arctic is a transformation the likes of which we have never seen before,” said Robert Huebert, an international relations professor at the U of C.

CBC Radio: Jan. 14
Reaction to the earthquake in Haiti

Melissa Giovanni, a U of C geosciences faculty member, speaks to the CBC’s Eyeopener about the basic science of earthquakes and why one occurred in Haiti.

BBC News: Jan. 18
Feet hold the key to human hand evolution

A team led by University of Calgary scientist Campbell Rolian reports in the journal Evolution that changes in our hands and fingers were a side-effect of changes in the shape of our feet.

Events

Today
> Celebration: 2010 Olympic Torch Relay
> Talk: How Many Words Do You Know: Language, Learning and Literacy for K-12 and Beyond

Jan. 20
> Webcast: Technical Overview of New WestGrid Clusters
> Presentation: Use Your Co-Curricular Record During Your Interview
> Talk: Climate Change and Rising Sea Level

Jan. 21
> Sigma Xi: Science in Cyber Game-space
> Open House: Computational Media Design
> U of C Operetta Company presents Miss Saigon. Runs until Jan. 23.
> Film/Book Launch: Caravaggio

Jan. 22
> Open House: Computational Media Design
> Info: Get Moving! A day of information about physical activity for cancer survivors
> Dinos: Women's BBall vs. UVic
> Dinos: Men's Hockey vs. U of M
> Dinos: Men's BBall vs. UVic

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