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May 7, 2009

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H1N1 virus update
The best way to protect yourself and others is with proper hand washing. Click here for step-by-step instructions. For information on the U of C’s response to the H1N1 virus, visit

Two U of C clinician scientists named Canada’s
Top 40 Under 40

Dr. Fiona Costello and Dr. Andrew Demchuk, both of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, were recently named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 list.

New moms find both support and anxiety as a group
Whether they like it or not, new moms are often plunged into a narrowly defined community that is often fraught with conflict and tension, otherwise known as `the mommies’ club.’

Make Your Commute Count!
U of C gears up for Commuter Challenge 2009, June 1-5.

New school of rock
Group of U of C students rock-out in the hopes of winning $100,000.

Public apologies: True healing or covering legal butt?
An hour-long radio program exploring the strategies behind making public apologies and their consequences will air tonight on Ideas, on CBC Radio 1.

U of C communicators recognized by CCAE
University of Calgary communicators captured five awards at the 2009 CCAE (Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education) Prix D’Excellence Awards.

Students on Tour

Follow the adventures of Schulich School of Engineering students as they learn about ancient architecture and mathematics in Crete, Faculty of Communication & Culture students as they soak up the culture and cuisine of Spain, and English student Natalie Warren as she gets to the heart of the beat generation in New York City. Blogs from our globetrotting faculty and students can be found on the Field Notes website at:


International Eco-conference: Building Bridges, Crossing Boundaries (runs May 7-9)
7 p.m. Doctor Shortage Symposium: Controversially Educational

May 8
> Dr. Grant Gall Memorial Celebration

May 9
> The All-Science Challenge

May 11
> Bea Fowlow Lecture: Genetic Causation: A Fermi Problem
> Staged Reading: Whitechapel: The Story of Jack the Ripper

May 12
> 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)

June 3
> Summer Opera Workshop auditions