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November 17, 2009

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Physical Plant group leads Carbs challenge
The physical plant buildings group is leading the University of Calgary’s Cut the Carbs Buildings Challenge after the first week of the competition with a 26.2 percent reduction in electricity consumption.

Physician heal thyself
New University of Calgary research suggests that when doctors are sick, tired or burned out, the performance of the health-care system may be compromised.

UCQ receives appreciation award
The University of Calgary—Qatar has been recognized for its role in sponsoring and presenting at the International Nurses Conference held in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Report to Community on video
In his final Report to the Community prior to his retirement at the end of the year, President Harvey Weingarten talks about the U of C's strong ideas. 

Newsmakers

CTV
Nov. 14: Why are crippling Lyme disease cases being misdiagnosed?

U of C Faculty of Medicine researcher George Chaconas, who has spent the last 10 years studying the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, is interviewed on W5.

ABC News
Nov. 12:  Canada doctor uses glue to aid open-heart recovery

A new surgical technique using glue to repair breastbones broken during open-heart surgery speeds up recovery time and is “substantially less painful” for patients, said Dr. Paul Fedak, a University of Calgary scientist.

TSN
Nov. 11: CFL considering reducing number of Canadian starters

The University of Calgary’s Blake Nill says Canada’s college football program is helped by the CFL’s rules mandating a certain number of Canadian players per team.

Events

Until Nov. 29
> Cut the Carbs Buildings Challenge

Nov. 18
> VideoConference: Indigenous People in the Western Hemisphere
> EVDS BrownBag Discussion: Integrated Design
> Emeritus Association: An Account of the Filming of a Visit of a Group of Calgary School Children to an Orphange in Kenya
> Aerosol Sulfate: A Missing Link in Climate Change?

Nov. 19
> 10 a.m. U of C Senate Hosts Citizenship Ceremony. Alberta Room, Dining Centre. Join in welcoming new Canadians.
> Sigma Xi Seminar: Designing Next Generation Drugs in Big Pharma
> Climate Change Policy: An Exercise in Evolution
> School of Public Policy: U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities Under President Obama and U.S.-Canada Cooperation
> EVDS Design Matters: Do I Look Like I Have a Plan?
> ISEEE Distinguished Speaker: A Practical Roadmap for America

Nov. 20
> The Procrastination Equation: A Formula for Delay (Today is the last day to register.)
> Workplace Recess Seminar:
Trust Yourself to Play Full Out (Register by Nov. 19)

Nov. 21
> Rothney Astrophysical Observatory Open House: Mystery of the Northern Lights

Nov. 24
> United Way Wrap-up: “Turn up the Heat on Humanity”
> Science Café: Exploding Stars, Dark Energy and Other Cosmic Mysteries
> the mob by Clem Martini opening night

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