University of Calgary

July 21, 2009

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Ingenuity wins
$1.8 million from Alberta Ingenuity Fund helps boost the careers of six up and coming U of C researchers.

iS2 project weekly update
Update on Finances, Human Resources, Facilities and Spend Management, Information Technologies and Transition Team.

High standards recognized
Thanks to the high quality programs offered by the Haskayne School of Business, the Bachelor of Commerce program at the school has been accredited by CMA (Certified Management Accountants).

Newsmakers

Calgary Herald
July 17

Geomatics touted to face land and water challenges

A new centre focusing on geomatics research will help bring researchers and industry together to commercialize technology dealing with land and water resource challenges. Tecterra is about using geomatics and innovative technology to observe, monitor, forecast and manage land and natural resources, with an eye on maximizing benefits but keeping environmental impacts low, said Naser El-Sheimy, who heads the centre.

CNNMoney.com
July 16
There's just too much oil in the world, prices headed to $20

Philip Verleger isn't stepping back from his bold claim that oil with sink to $20 by year-end: Bloomberg: A crude surplus of 100 million barrels will accumulate by the end of the year, straining global storage capacity and sending prices to a seven-year low, said Verleger, who correctly predicted in 2007 that prices were set to exceed $100. Supply is outpacing demand by about 1 million barrels a day, he said. “The economic situation is not getting better,” Verleger, 64, a professor at the University of Calgary and head of consultant PKVerleger LLC, said in a telephone interview yesterday. “Global refinery runs are going to be much lower in the fall. If the recession continues and it’s a warm winter, it’s going to be devastating...."

Events

Today
Total Eclipse of the Sun

July 25
Biogeoscience Institute Annual Open House at Barrier Lake Field Station

Apollo Mission 40th Anniversary Celebration

July 29
U of C Day

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

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