University of Calgary

May 28, 2009

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“An incredibly proud moment
for Canada”

Canadian astronaut and U of C alumnus Robert Thirsk, BSc’76, is well on his way to his six-month stay in the International Space Station following a picture-perfect launch aboard a Russian Soyuz craft from Baikonur, Kazakhstan on Wednesday.

Snails on Prozac
Neurostudents head outdoors to study inner workings of brain.

Research in Action
Check out the latest Research in Action newsletter, all about research at the University of Calgary. In this edition: Early interventions help families, summer research and the Olympics, and an R&D machine in need of direction.

A different kind of space cadet
Engineers Canada honours Schulich graduate who plays crucial role in the space program.

Annual performance review of the Vice-Presidents
Deadline for submissions is Friday, June 5.

Making the cut
The U of C is shortlisted for new national research network in carbon management.


Postcard from Norway
Adam Browne, a Haskayne School of Business student, took the opportunity to enhance his degree by going on an exchange to Norway for a semester.


June 2
> Contrasts – The 5th Annual University of Calgary Chamber Music Festival

June 3
> Trigger Point Workshop
> Summer Opera Workshop auditions

June 6
> Campus Fair

June 8-12
> Spring Convocation

June 13
> Runners’ Edge—Calgary’s Running Expo (Space limited; buy tix early)
> Aboriginal Graduation Banquet & Pow-Wow (purchase tix before June 5)