Students Will Be Racing with the Sun
Solar cars will be
racing into Calgary this July as part of the North American
Solar Challenge. The race begins on July 17, 2005 in Austin,
Texas and the 4,000 participants are expected to arrive in
Calgary on July 27. It will be the first year that U of C engineering
students compete alongside some of the most prestigious American
schools in the race formerly known as the American Solar Challenge.
Researching a Social Vaccine for HIV/AIDS
While medical researchers have made great strides in slowing the onset of HIV/AIDS,
they have not yet found a cure. In the meantime, U of C political science
professor Donald Ray is researching in Ghana what is known as a "social
vaccine." The concept of the social vaccine is to study how traditional
African leaders can foster behavioural changes and reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS
within their communities, largely through education. "The whole idea
of the social vaccine concept is that — while we await the medical
vaccine — we work toward finding other solutions and easing the suffering,"
Our Newest Rhodes Scholar
The U of C can add another Rhodes Scholar
to its list. John Anderson, an undergrad student in economics is
one of only 11 Canadian students to be chosen this year for the prestigious
scholarship. Anderson has managed to maintain an outstanding academic
career while also being a part of the national water polo team. Anderson
plans to pursue a graduate degree in economics during his future
time at Oxford.
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Christmas Shopping for Alumni
Looking for Christmas gifts for that
U of C graduate of yours? The University of Calgary Bookstore has
recently gotten in new items for alumni, which can also be bought
online. Ten percent of the profits from alumni merchandise items
will go to the Alumni Association to fund scholarships for
to shop online.
Alumni Relations office also sells frames year-round for U of
c grads to display their degrees in. To find out what frames
are available call 220-6864 or click
The Faculty of Education Is Turning 100 Next Year
The Faculty of
Education's 100th birthday party is less
than a year away. Many initiatives are planned to mark the centenary
and they are looking for faculty alumni to get involved in a number
of ways. You can volunteer as a class captain, register on the
family tree, submit your centennial story, and keep abreast of
the centennial celebrations at www.celebrateteachers.com
Nominations Open for Pulse of Social Work Awards
Nominate a deserving
registered social worker for a Pulse of Social Work Award and a
$500 cash prize in the third annual Awards of Excellence in Social
Work for Calgary and area. Nomination forms and criteria for the
awards can be found at www.fsw.ucalgary.ca/pulse.
Awards will be given for advocacy, clinical practice, community
development, field instruction, interdisciplinary group, leadership,
lifetime achievement, research and non-profit. Deadline is February
9. For more information, phone Lynne at (403) 220-2232.
more alumni news: http://www.alumni.ucalgary.ca/
Holiday Hoops Classic
The Dinos women's basketball team will be holding their Holiday
Hoops Classic from December 29 to 31 at the Jack Simpson Gymnasium.
Tickets: family tournament pass $40; family day pass $15; single
tournmanet pass $20; single day pass $8; under 6 Free. For event
schedule go to: www.ucwomensbball.com.
Lecture on Running and Human Evolution
Are we born to run? The Faculty of Medicine is hosting biological
anthropologist Daniel Lieberman of Harvard University on Tuesday
January, 11 at 7:00 pm to speak about walking versus running in human
evolution. The free lecture will be held at the Libin Lecture Theatre
in the Health Sciences Centre. Call 210-5485 for more information.
Lecture on Preventing Birth Defects
Faculty of Medicine is hosting a free public lecture on the preventive
effects of pericongenital folic acid on birth defects on Wednesday,
January 12 from 9:00 to 10:00 am at the Libin Lecture Theatre.
Andrew Czeizel will be speaking, and he's an internationally
respected researcher in the field of congenital birth defects and
their prevention. Call 228-0796 for information.
Taking Light to Two Billion People
Hear the Reader's
Digest Canadian Hero of the
Year and U of C engineering professor, Dave Irvine-Halliday of
the Light of the World Foundation talk about, "Two Billion
People without Electric Light: A Canadian Solution" on Wednesday,
January 12 at 2:00 pm. It's sponsored by the Emeritus Association
and will be at the Olympic Volunteer Centre.
MBA Alumni Calgary Luncheon
next MBA Alumni Networking Luncheon will be held on Friday, January
14 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Delta Bow Valley, Calgary. The guest
speaker will be Shona Welsh. Her keynote is entitled "Confident
People Build Powerful Companies." The cost of the luncheon
is $25. Register by Tuesday, January 11 by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or
call Cynthia Kong at 220-5688.
Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs Conference
by the Haskayne School of Business, you have an opportunity to
hear experts speak on the topic of entrepreneurship on Wednesday,
January 19 from 2:00 to 5:30 pm at the Epcor Centre. Speaker
line-up includes: Premiere Ralph Klein, N. Murray Edwards (co-owner
of Calgary Flames), W. Brett Wilson (FirstEnergy), Bill Rancic (from The
Apprentice), Bob Nicholson (President, Hockey Canada), Mark
Hlady (Alberta Legislative Assembly), and Peter MacKay (MP) among
others. Topics include: pursuing goals and dreams, building a business,
growing an existing business, and youth in politics. Tickets are
$50.00 for alumni. Contact Lynzey MacCrae at 220-6096 or email@example.com.
Annual Business Day Conference
Business Day Group of the Haskayne School of Business invites all
alumni to attend this annual event. This year's theme is "building
the path to business excellence". The event starts on Thursday, January
27 with the Distinguished Business Leader Award (DBLA) dinner. The
conference continues on Friday, January 28 and the morning keynote
will be given by Krista Green (recipient of Calgary's Top 40
Under 40 Award). There will also be two panel discussions, "Future
Balance: Sustainability in Business and Society" and "The
Spirit of Initiative and Innovation." Fairmont Palliser Hotel.
Full Conference Package: $100.00. Thursday dinner banquet: $50.00.
Friday lunch banquet: $50.00. Register online at www.businessday.org or
Alberta Language Learning Initiative
will the Alberta Language Learning Initiative affect you? The Faculty
of Education's Professional Development
Initiative invites you to join a discussion with a panel of education
administrators on Thursday, January 27 in Education 179 from 6:30
to 9:00 pm.
Songs and Dance from 17th-century England
Apollo's Banquet is
a part of the Department of Music's Celebrity Series. Two of the
most celebrated early music specialists in the world, Ellen Hargis
(soprano) and David Douglass (violin), join forces with Victor
Coelho (U of C professor of Music) and Neil Cockburn (accomplished
musician and graduate student of Dept of Music) will present theatre
songs and dance music from the 17th-century England. The performances
take place on Friday, January 14 and Saturday, January 15, 2005
at Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall.
Tickets are $25 (adults) / $18 (students/seniors) and available
through TicketMaster at 777-0000.
See Art and Science Come Together
and science will come together to explore the relationship between
satellite imagery and art. Mryka Hall Beyer, an assistant professor
at the University of Calgary, and Sharon Thirkettle, a Calgary
artist have put together the "EARTH" exhibit
that will begin a series of exhibits at the Calgary Science Centre
bringing together art and science. The exhibit will run from January
18 until April 3 at the Calgary Science Centre.
more events, go to http://www.ucalgary.ca/events/
new operetta will have its North American debut in Calgary
in January. The Last Sorcerer is the only operetta written
by Ivan Turgenev.