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June 23, 2009

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iS² Project weekly updates
Beginning this week, UToday will offer weekly updates on the ongoing iS² Project. Phase 2, now underway, will see the development of detailed planning and process changes for critical support services in four workstreams: Human Resources, Finances, Information Technologies and Facilities and Spend Management.

Dinos to host top Canadian swimmers
U of C chosen for the 2011 CIS swimming championships.

VP portfolio name change
What was formerly known as Capital Planning and Campus Infrastructure is now called Facilities Management and Development (FM&D). The portfolio name change also came with a revamped website www.ucalgary.ca/fmd.

Ask A Doctor: U of C prof takes questions about heavy sodium intake
Dr. Norm Campbell, professor of medicine and holder of the CIHR's Canadian Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control will be answering questions about high blood pressure and dietary salt intake in an online chat on the Globe and Mail's website today beginning at 11 a.m. The forum is part of the Globe's weekend feature about the public health care issues surrounding excessive sodium in the Canadian diet.

Alumnus named Markin-Flanagan Writer-in-Residence
Calgary writer Marcello Di Cintio will get started on his new book during his residency.

ContEd instructor receives honour from Governor General
Calgary Police Service officer and teacher awarded the Order of Merit.

Newsmakers

Popular Science
June 12
Our Bodies, Our Holodecks

What happens when you pop a pill? Inside the University of Calgary's $1.5-million virtual-reality room, scientists can don a pair of 3-D goggles and find out in high-definition detail. Biochemist Christoph Sensen and his colleagues have created a virtual human dubbed the CAVEman (for Automated Virtual Environment) that lets them monitor how a virtual body metabolizes medicine.

CTV
June 15
Asphalt research gets funding commitment

The University of Calgary will continue to be a world leader in asphalt research thanks to a continued funding commitment.
Husky announced it will fund asphalt research at the Schulich School of Engineering for five more years. On Monday, the president of Husky presented a $4.4-million cheque to

Calgary Herald
June 15
U of C donor promotes strong public service

James (Jim) Palmer is that rarest of powerful Albertans: he believes in the importance of a strong public service.
The veteran Calgary lawyer and philanthropist wants to see the best and brightest young people pursuing careers in government bureaucracy, and to that end he and his wife Barbara have donated millions of dollars to help create the University of Calgary’s brand-new School of Public Policy, officially launched a month ago.

Calgary Herald
June 18
U of C lab to lead mad cow battle

The University of Calgary is opening a new research facility that will lead the country in investigating the causes of mad cow disease and other illnesses that threaten not only elk and cattle, but humans. Alberta scientists will share $15 million in federal and provincial funding with a state-of-the-art laboratory planned for the U of C's new veterinary school.

Events

June 25
Lunch and Learn: Nurture By Nature Walks

June 26
Textiles in Central Asia

June 26 & 27
Dido and Aeneas by the U of C Operetta Company

June 29
Campus Master Plan: Community Update and Consultation