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October 27, 2009

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News

Haskayne forum explores corruption
A free, full-day event hosted by the Haskayne School of Business will feature international experts discussing the most striking stories of corruption from around the world and what they can teach us.

MFA student “made-in-Canada”
Valmai Goggin, the student director of Albertine, in Five Times, believes it’s important to get her education in Canada and to produce more Canadian theatre.

Book offers conflict resolution model
Faculty of Medicine authors offer solutions to chronic conflict and communication failure in the health-care sector.

UCQ students think pink
Students from the University of Calgary–Qatar are raising awareness about breast cancer in preparation for an upcoming Walk of Life in Doha.

Campus Connection

Pay cycle change: Town halls
Effective Jan. 1, pay dates for all salaried faculty and staff will change. Faculty and staff are invited to attend town halls on Oct. 27 and Oct. 29 to find out more about this change.

Newsmakers

Calgary Herald
Oct. 21: U of C hotel a first in Canada

The University of Calgary has entered the hospitality business with Hotel Alma, the first full-service hotel and conference facility of its kind on a Canadian university campus.

CBC
Oct. 21: Fist bump can pound out flu

The handshake, with its potential to transfer the flu virus, should be replaced with the safer—and more contemporary—“pound,” says Dr. Tom Feasby, dean of medicine at the University of Calgary.

Calgary Herald
Oct. 20: Charlie Fischer named Energy Person of the year

Oilpatch veteran and U of C board member Charlie Fischer has been named Energy Person of the Year by the Energy Council of Canada for his contributions to the oil and gas industry as well as his strong support of community and educational programs in Calgary and Alberta.

Events

Today
> 2009 Gairdner Foundation Lecture: Dr. Barry J. Marshall
> Town Hall: Pay Cycle Change
> Science Café: Bacteria: Bane, Boon or Both?
> CJSW presents David Barsamian
> Darwin Lecture: "God knows what the public will think": Darwin’s Origin of Species and the Question of Religion

Oct. 28
> Pulse of Social Work Awards
> Movies That Matter: No Impact Man
> Albertine, in Five Times (runs until Oct. 31)

Oct. 29
> Freedom of Expression & Discrimination Under Alberta's Human Rights Law
> Town Hall: Pay Cycle Change
> Will the Next Generation Support Canadian Medicare?
> ISEEE Distinguished Speaker: Technology, Policy and Value for Living in a "Greenhouse"

Oct. 30
> Organ Series: The Symphonic Organ: John Kitchen, Edinburgh University, Scotland

Nov. 2
> Youth in the Outdoors
> Omar Khadr and the Canadian Conscience

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