University of Calgary

October 6, 2009

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“Rock snot” study begins
The University of Calgary is partnering with Parks Canada to solve the mystery of noxious algae that can disrupt river ecosystems.

Drama season opens
Canadian playwright Michel Tremblay’s exploration of identity opens the University of Calgary’s 2009/10 drama season.

Opening up access to research
The University of Calgary’s leadership in ensuring the wide sharing of research results will be celebrated during Open Access Week.

United Way on campus

United Way leadership champion inspired by students
Motivated by student activists, science dean Sandy Murphree is spearheading this year’s United Way leadership giving campaign.


Calgary Sun
Oct. 4: Glavic lights up T-Birds

The UBC Thunderbirds had no answer for Erik Glavic. The University of Calgary Dinos quarterback torched the T-Birds through the air and along the ground in yesterday’s 50-26 victory in Vancouver. Glavic completed 14 of 19 passes for 217 yards and a pair of touchdowns. “I really want to keep my completion percentage up,” Glavic said after the first-place Dinos improved to 4-1 on the season.

Times of India
Oct. 2: U.S. military action a failure: Dalai Lama

The U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq has proved to be a failure, says the Dalai Lama. His Holiness, who has been given an honorary degree of law by the University of Calgary, said the killings of innocent civilians have created sympathy for the militants. However, military action in dire cases is justified, he said, referring to the intervention of the U.S. in the Second World War and the Korean conflict.

Sept. 30: Neighbourhood’s “hum” a puzzle

A noise expert has confirmed the mysterious sound disturbing some residents of a northwest neighbourhood, but finding the source of the hum is proving difficult. “It does exist. People are not imagining it,” the University of Calgary’s Marcia Epstein said about the noise in Ranchlands. “If you heard this hum going on all night it would be very annoying.”


> Overseas Options Days
> War, Piracy and the Media
> Voters as Priests – The Lutheran Paradox

Oct. 7
> Overseas Options Days
> Health Promotion at the Animal-Human Interface

Oct. 8
> UTI Speaker Series: Do Patents Equal Profits?
> Faculty of Education’s 2nd annual Graduate Student Research Poster Conference
> Demystifying East-West Gender Perspectives. Art show and book launch
> U of C Wind Ensemble: The Genius of Grainger

Oct. 10
> > Celebrity Series: Flute and Piano

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