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March 30, 2010

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New Canada Research Chair funding
Four University of Calgary researchers have received almost $5 million in funding under the Canada Research Chairs program.

Campus Connection

Provost and Research Open Forums
Join Alan Harrison, provost and vice-president (academic) and Rosie Goldstein, vice-president (research) for an open forum to talk about top-of-mind questions. There will be three open forums over the next few months.

Alumna Dr. Kimberley Amirault inspires the class of 2010
Presented by Graduating This Year, performance consultant and lead sport psychologist for Canada’s Olympic team, Dr. Kimberley Amirault, will inspire 2010 grads to tap their unique potential and find their dream job. Register now.

Newsmakers

The New York Times
March 24, 2010
Too-busy bees

While colony-collapse disorder has been wiping out large numbers of domesticated honey bees in the U.S. and Europe, globally the numbers are increasing. But certain luxury crops depend on wild bees to help in pollination, and we seem intent on destroying their habitats, says Lawrence Harder a U of C professor in the Department of Biological Sciences.

USA Today
March 25, 2010
Will medical schools join 3-year degree trend?

As the buzz continues to grow about about three-year bachelor's degrees, Texas Tech University is starting a three-year M.D. program.
Two Canadian institutions —McMaster University and the University of Calgary—offer three-year M.D. options.

CBC News
March 25, 2010
Arctic sees military buildup

A study of Arctic countries around the world has found a significant buildup of military muscle in the North—from go-anywhere icebreakers to fast ice-capable warships.

"It's not about a conflict in the Arctic so much as a conflict somewhere else spilling into the Arctic," said Rob Huebert of the University of Calgary's Centre for Military and Strategic Studies.

Events

Today
> Seminar: Reading the Tea Leaves: What Lies Beyond the Standard Model?

March 31
> Emergency Warden appreciation
> Film: Movies That Matter: Garbage
> Lecture: Cannibalism Among Neanderthals

April 1
> Lecture: Arm Yourself With Knowledge of Internet Safety

April 5
> Hiking the West Coast Trail

April 6
> Lecture: Controlling the Cell Cycle
> Readings by U of C Student Authors
> Music: 2010 An Organ Odyssey with Kraig Scott

April 7
> Lecture: A Magician's Tour of Scotland's Islands
> Readings by U of C Student Authors

More events: ucalgary.ca/events