University of Calgary

Feb. 18, 2009

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A mission of Canadian firsts
Canadian astronaut and U of C alumni Robert Thirsk says the best thing about his upcoming space mission is that he gets to spend six months aboard the International Space Station. It’s also the worst part of his mission.

$1-million gift to fine arts creates more theatre space
Dick Matthews, Calgary entrepreneur and philanthropist, has donated $1 million to the Faculty of Fine Arts Studio Theatre Renovation project.

An answer to inflammatory disease and fatigue
Canadian researchers identify how inflammatory disease causes fatigue. The findings have implications for rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, and liver disease.

Harbin, Universiade await 19 U of C athletes and staff
The 24th Winter Universiade opens Wednesday in Harbin, China, and 19 students and staff from the University of Calgary will be on hand to represent Canada in the bi-annual gathering of the top collegiate athletes around the globe.


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10 a.m. Virtual Reality Environments & Rehabilitation
7:30 p.m. Hamlet with an all-female cast. Runs until Feb. 28.

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Feb. 18-20
Growing Home: Housing and Homelessness in Canada conference

Feb. 19
Living at Hell’s Gate: Bacterial Communities in Acidic Springs of New Zealand

Feb. 19-21
International Workshop in Wang Wen-hsing's Life and Works and Performance

Feb. 24
Erase the Waste - U of C Sustainabilty Workshop.
Space limited; register now.

Feb 26
Markin Lecture Series in Health & Wellness: Vitamin D: A D-Lightful Story