University of Calgary

October 15, 2009

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Nursing turns 40
The Faculty of Nursing today celebrates four decades of excellence in nursing education, clinical practice and research.

Testing diabetes and exercise
A new U of C-led study seeks participants with Type 1 diabetes willing to pump some iron to test whether weight training can help control blood sugar.

Sigma Xi speakers’ series begins
Public seminars hosted by Sigma Xi begin today and feature U of C researchers throughout the year, discussing everything from flower power to predicting pandemics.

Green Scene

Welcome to UToday’s new weekly feature on sustainability initiatives on campus.

Bioswale cleans up
A natural filtration system is removing pollutants from U of C parking lot runoff—a first on campus and one of only a handful in the city. 

Campus cuts commuting carbs
Increased participation in carpool and carshare programs are driving down commute-related emissions on campus.

SolAbode Report

Vote for Team Alberta's solar home
You can support the Calgary student-led ENMAX SolAbode team in the Solar Decathlon’s People's Choice Award contest by texting HOUSE15 to 99503 before Friday morning.


> Sigma Xi Seminar: Machiavellian Flowers
> WordFest: ¡HOLA!
> WordFest: Bite of the Mango
> Is Alberta Losing its Tax Advantage? a talk by Jack Mintz; registration open until noon
> AHFMR Science in the Cinema:
I am Legend
> EVDS Design Matters Lecture: Is Green the New Black?

Oct. 16
> Artist's Talk: Mindy Yan Miller
> Dialogue on climate change: Global Governance, Climate Change and Citizen Engagement
> WordFest: Laferrière et Proulx

Oct. 17
> Second Annual Home Movie Day

Oct. 19
> Sea Kayaking – Marine and Intertidal Life
> Crawling From The Wreckage, a talk by Gwynne Dyer

Oct. 19-21
> Fine Art Print Sale. Original works on paper for only $25.

Oct. 20
> Celebration: Opening of International House

Oct. 20-25 & 28-31
> Dept. of Drama: Albertine, in Five Times

For a look at upcoming events, go to