University of Calgary

May 19, 2009

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News

Economic stimulus boosts U of C building projects
Two of the University of Calgary’s top-priority capital projects have received significant funding from the federal and provincial governments.

U of C grad student wins Microsoft award
Tool makes it easier to communicate in real-time across distances.

Engineers for a day
High school girls explore robots, race cars and biomedical devices.

Take it outside
U of C’s wireless network hits three popular outdoor spots on campus.

Art prof’s exhibition makes it to Paris, France
Eric Cameron’s work is on display at the Canadian Cultural Centre.

Bronchiolitis relief for babies
Canadian doctors find better treatment—hospitalization rates drop 35 percent.

Campus Connection

Final candidates for Dean, EVDS
The Office of the Provost has released the names of the final candidates for Dean, Faculty of Environmental Design, and the dates of their public presentations. The Advisory Selection Committee selected the finalists from a slate of outstanding candidates. In the next few weeks, there will be opportunities to hear each of these candidates speak and to ask them questions.

Newsmakers

The Canadian Press
Condoleezza Rice, former US secretary of state, speaks at Calgary fundraiser
May 13
Former U.S. secretary of state Condoleezza Rice publicly thanked Canadians for their friendship and for their sacrifices in Afghanistan as she spoke at a gala in Calgary on Wednesday night. Rice was invited to help open the new School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary and gave a 30-minute speech in which she discussed international relations between Canada and the U.S. as well as the ongoing problem in Pakistan.

Nature.com
Russia hints at Arctic war
May 14
“The Russians have been talking very co-operatively, but they have been backing it up with an increasingly strong military set of actions,” said Rob Huebert, director of the University of Calgary’s Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. “You mix uncertain boundaries with major powers and massive amounts of oil and gas, and you always get difficult international circumstances."

Events

Today
Canada's Science Technology and Innovation System: State of the Nation

May 20
> Super Foods at Work: Targeting Headaches

May 21
> The Neurobiology of Song and Spatial Learning in Birds—and Why it Matters to Us
> Passport to Wellness: Eight Ways to Stay Healthy and Prevent Cancer

May 26
> Science Cafe: Black Holes: Cosmic Menance or Simply Misunderstood?

June 3
> Summer Opera Workshop auditions