University of Calgary

March 16, 2010

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National champions
Seventeen long years after their last appearance in the national title game, the University of Calgary men’s volleyball team wins nationals.

Fighting disease in the clinic and the laboratory
Joint MD/PhD student earns prestigious research scholarship.

Examining marine life 250 million years ago
Link between climate change and ocean acidification explored in talk.

Newsmakers

The Times of India
March 15, 2010
Cheaper painkillers soon thanks to opium breakthrough

Canadian researchers have decoded opium poppy which will lead to cheaper and mass production of the current costly pain killers. Currently, the morphine is the most used painkiller around the world.

Researchers at Canada’s University of Calgary revealed that they have decoded the unique genes in the opium poppy that allow it to make codeine and then morphine painkiller.

Calgary Herald
March 14, 2010
Dinos earn gold and three silvers

The University of Calgary Dinos struck gold Saturday in the women’s 4x400-metre relay at the CIS track and field championships in Windsor, Ont. Earlier in the day, the Dinos’ women's 4x200 relay squad took home a silver medal.

Also on Saturday, Dinos sprinter Sam Effah was named the male athlete of the meet, the second time he has won that award in the past three seasons. He also earned his third straight CIS track athlete of the year award earlier in the week.

The Globe & Mail
March 8, 2010
What today’s researchers are working on to make tomorrow a better place

John Aycock, a computer science professor at the University of Calgary, is looking ahead to the next potential threat from computer hackers. “Essentially what I work on is proactive computer security,” explains Dr. Aycock, an expert on computer security and a member of U of C’s new Institute for Security, Privacy and Information Assurance. “I’m interested in stopping computer threats before they even start. The problem is figuring out what these new threats might be.”

The Globe & Mail
March 5, 2010
Canada and broadband: when ‘behind’ is actually ahead

Leonard Waverman, Dean of the Haskayne School of Business, addresses the comparisons between North American and European broadband usage. Co-written by LECG Managing Consultant Kalyan Dasgupta, the article addresses whether ill-founded international comparisons can lend themselves to out-of-date telecom policies.

Events

Today
> The Iwaasa Lecture on Urban Theology: Cross-Pressured Authenticity: Charles Taylor on Religious Identity in a Secular Age

March 17
> Seminar: Green Eggs and Ham Sustainability Breakfast
> Arctic Change Series: Life in an Acid Soup
> Talk: Jihad of the West: Alienation, Integration & Identity

March 18
> Dance: Mainstage Dance 2010 begins its three-night run.
> PeaceFilm: A Force More Powerful Documentary

March 19
> Session: iS2 Information Session
> Seminar: Storm Clouds and Silver Linings: Navigating Disruptive Change
> Celebration: The Coming Out Monologues
> Dance: Mainstage Dance 2010

March 20
> Dance: Mainstage Dance 2010
> Celebrity Series: Mahler and Hahn

March 23
> Session: General Electric Careers in Sustainability

 


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