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June 7, 2011

 
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News

High-tech remedy for urban planning headaches
Researchers developing Canada’s first interactive web-based method of visualizing different scenarios for urban development.

21st-century oil upgrading methods in testing phase
Research goal is to reduce energy consumption in upgrading process.

Taxation and research and development
Economics professor, Dr. Ken McKenzie, was recognized for contributions to Canadian economic policy with the Purvis Prize.

At the Interface of Culture and Medicine
The University of Calgary celebrated the launch of a book exploring medicine and culture, co-edited by faculty member Dr. Rod Crutcher.

Big city holds empty promise for bats
University of Calgary research finds urban life not healthy for bats.

Convocation

Grad interns with Street Kids International
Latin American studies and communications major heads for La Paz, Bolivia.

Campus Connection

Baby falcons hatch
Two Peregrine Falcons hatched last week on their Craigie Hall perch. Watch the live falcon feed to get a glimpse of them in action and eventually take their first flight.

Attention Coffee Lovers
New Starbucks opens.

Temporary track closure
Both the Jack Simpson Gymnasium and the indoor running track are temporarily closed until August 31, 2011 for maintenance, upgrading and a facelift.

Green Scene

State of our City
Sustainable Calgary Releases 2011 State of Our City Report: Sustainability in a Generation.

Newsmakers

June 5
Calgary Herald
Radio telescopes will hear what universe has to say

June 3
Otago Daily Times
New faultline found beneath Canterbury

May 29
United Press International
When warming up for race, less is more

 

Events

Today
> Contrasts Chamber Music Festival
> Convocation ceremonies

June 8
> Convocation ceremonies
> Earthdance

June 9
> Convocation ceremonies
> ISEEE Distinguished Speaker Series: The Outlook for Progress on Energy Policy"
> Concert: Thing That Move Us
> Canadian Science Writers’ Association conference

June 10
> Contrasts Chamber Music Festival
> Convocation ceremonies
> Canadian Science Writers’ Association conference
> Danscott’s Showcase 2011

June 11
> Canadian Science Writers’ Association conference
> Danscott’s Showcase 2011

June 12
> Contrasts Chamber Music Festival
> Canadian Science Writers’ Association conference

June 14
> Open house for the Provost

June 18
> Rothney Astrophysical Observatory open house

June 21
> Dance: Summer Splash
> Performance: Ole Ole

June 23
> Bank of Canada Conference
> Silver Screen Gala: A Night of Music

June 24
> Silver Screen Gala: A Night of Music

June 29
> 13 Acts of Sunshine

More events: www.ucalgary.ca/events