University of Calgary

May 12, 2009

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Spinning wheels for a cause
On June 27 and 28 six geography students will cycle 200 kilometres in Alberta’s first ever Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Lecture of a Lifetime 2009 now online
Watch the Lecture of a Lifetime “Good Conversations as the Goad to Joy”.

25th Summer Universiade picks
Dinos swimmers make up 25 percent of Team Canada roster.

Vet med student test drives field school
Clancy Eoin is the first vet met student to embark on an adventure to Tanzania.

Writer-in-the-Schools Program lives on
The Department of English’s Writer-in-the-Schools Program at Queen Elizabeth High School has been renewed for a second year.

German Day
German Day inspires students to study German.

Campus Connection

Booklovers wanted
WordFest is in need of Volunteer Book Reviewers.


The Toronto Star
Fears of honeybee demise unfounded: Study
May 7
A frightening buzz over the imminent demise of honeybees—and the disappearance of their critical pollinating prowess—is unfounded, according to a new Canadian-led study that shows their global numbers actually growing.
“The declines in the U.S.A., some European countries and the former U.S.S.R. are more than offset by large increases elsewhere, including Canada, Argentina, Spain and especially China," says University of Calgary biologist Lawrence Harder.

The Calgary Herald
Dinos women's hockey to rejoin university league
May 7
Two years into her first full-time coaching gig and Danielle Goyette is bringing her team up from the minors. The University of Calgary Dinos women's hockey team will rejoin the Canadian Interuniversity Sport league for the 2009-10 season after spending seven seasons playing against Alberta colleges.

Metro News
Albertans want government to increase environmental education: poll

May 9
A new Ipsos Reid poll released Friday by the Alberta Council for Environmental Education indicates an overwhelming percentage of Albertans want environmental education and citizenship skills taught in Alberta’s schools. The poll findings were reported at the “Building Bridges, Crossing Boundaries” International Eco-Conference, presented by the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary, May 7 through 9.


2 p.m. Distinguished Lecture in Psychology: Mistaken Eyewitness Identification and Convictions of the Innocent

May 13
> Lunch and Learn: Good Digestion: the Cornerstone of Good Health
> Margarete Wuensche Lecture: Rethinking Mental Health

May 14
> Spring Convocation
(Faculty wishing to participate in the academic procession, click here to sign up or e-mail by May 7)

May 21
> The Neurobiology of Song and Spatial Learning in Birds—and Why it Matters to Us

June 3
> Summer Opera Workshop auditions