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Jackie Sieppert (standing), Diane Kenyon and Bill Rosehart applaud the work of volunteers and cabinet members as the total is announced. Photos by Riley Brandt, University Relations

Jackie Sieppert (standing), Diane Kenyon and Bill Rosehart applaud the work of volunteers and cabinet members as the total is announced. Photos by Riley Brandt, University Relations  

UCalgary closes 2016 United Way campaign with records set again Campus community surpasses goals, directly impacting the community and city
Standup comics get people laughing but they're serious about mental health Student-organized amateur comedy event Jan. 23 brings sense of humour to the conversation about mental well-being
Hockey double-header pits Dinos against Cougars for crosstown rival glory and a manhole cover Ex-captain Sinead Tracey can't resist lure of Crowchild Classic Feb. 2 at Saddledome
Introducing ... the Virtual Reality and One Button Studios Libraries and Cultural Resources launches new services, adding vibrant dimensions to teaching and learning
Prime Minister at University of Calgary on Jan. 24 Justin Trudeau invites Calgarians to town hall
Stir together pets, people, and urban places, and what do you get? Join Melanie Rock, expert in human-animal relationships, for a free webinar Jan. 26

Research

Venkataraman Thangadurai, professor in the Chemistry Department at the University of Calgary, worked with scientists at the University of Maryland, College Park to build the advanced battery. Photos by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary

Venkataraman Thangadurai, professor in the Chemistry Department at the University of Calgary, worked with scientists at the University of Maryland, College Park to build the advanced battery. Photos by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary 

Scientists clear key hurdle to building a more powerful, stable rechargeable battery Potential applications for new, solid-state lithium battery technology include electric vehicles, consumer electronics, and grids for storing renewable energy
National survey begins today to gather data on academic journal usage Faculty members encouraged to identify journals essential to their research and teaching to help shape future decisions on journal subscriptions
Prof writes the book on clinical communications for veterinary medicine students Co-author Cindy Adams' new textbook explores the special skills required when the patient can't communicate verbally
Teeth of dinosaur embryos may hold clue to species' demise, paleontologists say Growth rings on developing teeth indicate a long incubation period may have contributed to dinosaurs' extinction after meteor strike millions of years ago
Researchers press snooze on a sleep myth Stockpiling sleep can actually improve performance, which could be a boon to the chronically sleep deprived
What we're learning about effective strategies to resettle refugees in new countries Join researcher Julie Drolet, an expert on resilience in the face of disaster, for a free webinar Jan. 17

U in the News

Jan. 19 2017
Globe and Mail Cities should be more realistic about... Alina Turner, School of Public Policy
Jan. 19 2017
Aeon The missing fossils matter as much as the ones we... Derek Turner, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair, with Adrian Currie
Jan. 19 2017
Calgary Metro Turning the corner: Prof, Calgary Economic... Chad Saunders, Haskayne School of Business
Jan. 19 2017
Calgary Metro Calgary tenants told units contaminated with... Shaun Fluker, Faculty of Law
Jan. 23 2017
The Tyee Alberta energy regulator’s response to Ernst case... Shaun Fluker and Sharon Mascher, Faculty of Law
Jan. 18 2017
Calgary Herald Members of province's child intervention... Bruce MacLaurin, Faculty of Social Work
Jan. 17 2017
Desmog Canada Six handy facts about Alberta’s coal phase-out Nigel Bankes, Faculty of Law
Jan. 17 2017
University Affairs Closing the 17-year gap between scientific... Daniel Niven, Cumming School of Medicine
Jan. 16 2017
Global Calgary video Calgarians ‘take the plunge’ into new sports... Dylan Forkeim, Aquatic Centre
Jan. 11 2017
CBC The Homestretch audio Walk 21 is coming to Calgary Francisco Alaniz Uribe, Faculty of Environmental Design

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon coming to University of Calgary Named 2016-17 Distinguished Visiting Writer, celebrated author will appear at MacEwan Hall Feb. 16
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women committed to 'standing up' Ceremony and panel to bring attention to gender-based violence and role of community
Department of Drama investigates identity and illusion Pirandello’s absurdist classic speaks to contemporary politics, culture, and student life
UCalgary hosts Gairdner public forum on concussion Retired Stampeder Jon Cornish and concussion research leader Keith Yeates to take part in panel discussion