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April 6, 2011

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Heart surgery wait times down
New data from the Faculty of Medicine shows that wait times for a number of heart surgeries have gone down 50 percent in Alberta and British Columbia.

Improving lives in Africa
Many African nations have inadequate land title systems, inept governance or corruption. Strengthening land information systems through geomatics engineering principles may help improve land tenure. View Slideshow

Campus Connection

New book showcases Canadian printmaker John Snow
The Art of John Snow, the first major book on the Canadian printmaker was recently released by the University of Calgary Press. A Nickle at Noon lecture on Snow will be given Thursday, April 7.

Japan fundraiser
$6,000 was raised by Faculty of Medicine staff to help Japan relief efforts.

Need a little encouragement?
Look for your own cheering section 12 - 1 p.m. today and Friday. Drama students yell positive reinforcement to passersby in various hallways across campus including the corridor between Haskayne and the education Tower. Watch video

Dinos in Action

CFL scouts rank four Dinos in top 15
Four Dinos made the final rankings of football players eligible for the 2011 Canadian Draft. They may go in the top two rounds, which will be televised live by TSN May 8.

U & iS²

One university, ongoing improvement
The iS² Project may end in July but its service solutions will continue into the future.



> Woodstock Rising: What the Sixties Have to Say in 2011
> Women in SET (Science, Engineering and Technology): The Turning Point
> Taking Flight
> Nickle at Noon: Doing History in Public
> iS2 info session: What & Why

Apr. 7
> Lecture of a Lifetime: Dr. Ayodeji (Ayo) Jeje
> CEO of Mozilla Corporation Speaks to the Class of 2011
> Taking Flight
> Global Energy Security: Dr. Frank Umbach
> Nickle at Noon: The Art of John Snow
> Concert: My Chemical Romance
> Dance@Noon
> Dance@Night
> Design Matters lecture series: Marcelo Spina

Apr. 8
> Taking Flight
> Dance@Noon
> Dance@Night
> Death in Biopolitical Times: Birth of the Suicidal Project
> iS2 Info Session: How & When?
> Physics Colloquium: Broadband Waveguide Quantum Memory for Entangled Photons
> Screening of Avenue Zero

Apr. 9
> Taking Flight
> Dance@Night
> Yuri’s Night at the Observatory
> Concert: August Burns Red

Apr. 12
> Concert: Schütz Masterpieces
> The Situation of Cuban Literature: A Global and Postnational Context

Apr. 13
> Lunch & Learn: Freedom of Conscience with Dr. Kent Donlevy

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