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February 4, 2011

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Testing of nanolitre-sized samples could save time and money
New lab-on-a-chip technology could improve accuracy of lab tests and deliver results sooner.

Engineering students scream to victory on concrete toboggan
Schulich students were declared the national champions at the 2011 Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race in Edmonton Jan. 30.

Alumni continue tradition of giving back
Alumni have given back yet again through the Alumni Association’s 2011 scholarship and bursary program with 44 of U of C’s best and brightest receiving awards.

Campus Connection

Markin Undergraduate Student Research Program
The Markin USRP in Health and Wellness are accepting summer applications. The deadline is Feb. 15, 2011.

Top Stories of the Week

Jan. 31
Innovative approach to exploring career options
LIVEbrary gives students a forum to learn from industry professionals.

Feb. 1
Researchers bust bat rabies stereotype
Rabies rate in bats not as high as estimates suggest.

Feb. 3
RecycleMania coming to U of C
The U of C consumes approximately 56 million sheets of paper annually—a stack as high as 26 Calgary Towers. Do your part in this eight-week recycling competition and watch how we rank against other schools in North America.


> Most Devoted Dinos Fan Tailgate Party
> Lecture: Broadcasting Meteorology in Canada
> Project Next Workshop: Undergrad - Commuter focus
> Lecture: Cultural Bilingualism in Roman Spain
> Lecture: Trimalchio and the Spectacle Dining in Ancient Rome
> Colloquium: is Zonal Flows in Magnetized Plasmas and Geostrophic Fluids

Feb. 4-5
> Philosophy of Biology Workshop

Feb. 7
> Slideshow: Getting into Sea Kayaking and Sea Kayaking Southern Waters
> Project Next: roving booth
> Lecture: What a Church Historian Can Offer the Church of Today
> Brenda Strafford Foundation visit to the Faculty of Nursing

Feb. 8
> The Vitamin D Debate
> Project Next Workshop: after degree student focus
> Lecture: Eating disorder awareness in a fat phobic culture
> Concert: Vespers in Lubeck, Baroque organ series
> Book study: Irresistible Revolution

Feb. 9
> Reading: In The Suicide's Library: A Book Lover's Journey
> Project Next Workshop: staff focus
> Winter Walk Day
> MEDes (Planning Program) Open House

Feb. 10
> Project Next Workshop: graduate student focus
> Nickle at Noon: Museum Studies: Teaching Breadth, Flexibility and Curiousity
> Lecture: The Deepwater Horizon Spill
> Lecture: Alberta Politics in the Post-Stelmach Era
> ISEEE Lecture: Oil sands oil vs. OPEC oil

Feb. 11
> Visiting Artist and Scholar Series presents: Stephen Hutchings
> Project Next Workshop: roving booth
> Concert: Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

Feb. 12
> RAO: Alien life forms and the latest finds in extraterrestrial research

> UCI speaker series: Craig Kielburger
> ISEEE Expert Series: BP Oil Spill

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