2011-07-28

    
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July 28, 2011
  News Brief: TEDTalks at U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

Vice president student life Matt Diteljan is planning on bringing TEDx Talks to the U of C. TEDx Talks feature local speakers with wisdom to share. Linked to the larger organization of TEDTalks, an online website where you can watch talks from people with "ideas worth spreading."

July 28, 2011
  Recycle, or go folk yourselfPDF files may take a moment to load

As the Calgary Folk Music Festival turned 31 years old last week, it showed it's still capable of introducing attendees to new ideas, musical or otherwise. This year the Folk Fest yet again increased the number of eco-initiatives at the festival.

One volunteer said the eco-friendly culture of Folk Fest had a major impact on her decision to volunteer.

July 28, 2011
  The silver lining in Layton's 'stachePDF files may take a moment to load

During eight years as party leader, Jack Layton has seen the NDP grow from a mere 13 seats to official opposition status. With this kind of reputation, people view Layton as resilient, determined and as the "Canadian Chuck Norris." Layton revealed on July 25 that, due to health problems, he is stepping down temporarily as party leader-- but only until September. Until then, an interim leader will be chosen the morning of July 28.

July 28, 2011
  Seniors and students happy togetherPDF files may take a moment to load

Whether on a tight student budget or simply tired of cleaning up after messy roommates, some Calgary students are finding that living with a senior in the Calgary Homeshare Program is the perfect fit for heart, health and pocketbook.

The Calgary Homeshare program -- a one-year-old pilot project run by Sandra Rhead for the Calgary Seniors' Resource Society ­-- matches up seniors age 65 and older with adult students willing to trade basic housework for discounted rent.

July 28, 2011
  Visiting students experience Calgary lifePDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary welcomed 12 students from Taiwan. The students are participating in an English for Academic Purpose program -- a program that has been running at the U of C for nearly 12 years.

EAP director Anuradha Sengupta said this program is needed in a diverse city like Calgary with many immigrants and international students.

July 28, 2011
  Indie-folk duo Tasseomancy shift name and tea leavesPDF files may take a moment to load

Borrowing their name from their great-great-grandmother's practice of tea leaf reading, Tasseomancy sews together musical divinations out of soft note bends and lightly-plucked guitar. Formerly performing under the name Ghost Bees, Tasseomancy began in Halifax and is comprised of sisters Romy and Sari Lightman. Three years after their first appearance at Sled Island, the duo will pad softly into Calgary hearts wide-eyed with a sound that will swath them in delicate lace and death ritual chants.

July 28, 2011
  Summer conversations with women in Canadian indie rockPDF files may take a moment to load

How many 20-year-olds do you know who have had the gumption to tour completely by themselves, save for a few Greyhound bus tickets, a guitar and a pair of bespectacled eyes full of promise? Think of a Canadian version of Amelie Poulain; that is, if she was a little deeper, a little wiser and happened to like Bob Dylan more than rooting around for ripped-up photographs of strangers.

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