University of Calgary

January 28, 2011

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News

AHFMR/AI-HS research funding transition
University of Calgary Provost and Vice President (Academic) Dr. Alan Harrison has sent the following letter to the Calgary Herald addressing the transition in research funding from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research to the Alberta Innovates—Health Solutions granting agency.

Neuronal excitability
Scientists' discovery of how channels fine-tune neuronal excitability was published in Nature Neuroscience this week.

Campus Connection

U and iS2
This is the first in a series of articles that explains how iS2 will affect the day to day lives of staff and faculty. Read further to learn how the university is going green through electronic timesheets.

Dinos in Action

Canada West swimming championships
For the first time ever, the Dinos swim teams enter the season as the defending national champions.

Dinos host WolfPack
U of C hosts a weekend of high energy volleyball against the Thompson Rivers WolfPack. All games are free for U of C students, $12 for adults and $8 for youths and seniors.

Newsmakers

Jan. 26
Calgary Herald
‘Experimentation’ with health care must end, prof says

Top Stories of the Week

Jan. 27
If the shoe fits ...

New book on running shoes casts doubt on the value of orthotics and ‘gadget’ shoes.

Jan. 26
New exhibit opens at the Kasian Gallery

EVDS students depict their trip to Spain through photos, sketches and other work in Barcelona: experiences from abroad.

Jan. 24
Researchers find smoking gun of world’s biggest extinction

Massive volcanic eruption, burning coal, and accelerated greenhouse gas choked out life.

Jan. 24
Researchers awarded nearly $2-million through CFI Fund

The Canada Foundation for Innovation awarded $1,914,453 to the U of C to support eight research projects.

Events

Today
> ACLRC lecture: Big Love and Small Reason— Considering Polygamy
> Labatorials: In pursuit of effective small group instruction within large registration physics service courses
> Philosophy Speaker Series: The Prussian and the Hawk

Jan. 29
> Concert: Going North
> Concert: Big Sound III

Jan. 31
> Panel discussion: Israel-Palestine impasse
> EES Seminar Series: Are life-cycle carbon tariffs effective climate policy instruments?

Feb. 1
> Project Next Workshop: Faculty focus
> Book study: Irresistible Revolution

Feb. 2
> Dinner lecture: The Mongol World Empire: Why it Happened
> Project Next: Roving Booth
> International Visiting Artist Andrea Stanislav
> Book study: Irresistible Revolution
> Lecture: Jepthah's Daughter on the Early Modern Pulpit and Stage

Feb. 3
> ISEEE Distinguished Speaker Series: Energy in Three Dimensions

Feb. 4
> Most Devoted Dinos Fan Tailgate Party
> Lecture: Broadcasting Meteorology in Canada
> Project Next Workshop: Undergrad - Commuter focus
> Lecture: Cultural Bilingualism in Roman Spain
> Lecture: Trimalchio and the Spectacle Dining in Ancient Rome

Feb. 7
> Slideshow: Getting into Sea Kayaking and Sea Kayaking Southern Waters
> Project Next: roving booth

Feb. 8
> The Vitamin D Debate
> Project Next Workshop: after degree student focus
> Lecture: Eating disorder awareness in a fat phobic culture
> Concert: Vespers in Lubeck, Baroque organ series
> Book study: Irresistible Revolution

Feb. 9
> Reading: In The Suicide's Library: A Book Lover's Journey
> Project Next Workshop: staff focus
> Winter Walk Day


More events: ucalgary.ca/events