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February 16, 2012
  New signs point the way for U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary is developing a new, contemporary sign system to replace older signage across campus to improve navigation and create consistency.

Third-year english major Katie Macleod, an exchange student from the United Kingdom, thinks new signs will help students find their way around campus.

"I got lost so many times," said Macleod.

February 16, 2012
  The future of perfectionPDF files may take a moment to load

Julian sat on the second floor of the Taylor Family Digital Library. He had been there nine hours, was planning to stay until the building closed, go home to study until the early morning, maybe sleep for a couple hours, then return to campus to write his engineering final. Two days before, he had spent over 40 hours in the TFDL without leaving-- the library was open continuously to afford students extra study time during finals.

February 16, 2012
  Film review: The VowPDF files may take a moment to load

Like many works of romantic fiction inspired by a true story, Michael Sucsy's The Vow is a strange mix of the expected generic love-drama formula, with a bit of gritty reality added in.

February 16, 2012
  2011 in filmPDF files may take a moment to load

It's that red-carpet-and-celluloid time of year again -- the Academy Awards are set to honour films that were a cut above the rest. 2011 was an odd year for the film industry -- there were plenty of watchable movies, but very few great ones that will go down as timeless pieces of art. One of the more noticeable themes from movies this year was a return to the early years of filmmaking -- The Artist, Hugo and My Week with Marilyn headlined a multitude of films that paid homage to the past.

February 16, 2012
  "Climate change for dummies"PDF files may take a moment to load

When your car is broken, you see a mechanic. When your computer is broken, you ask your most tech-savvy friend to take a look. When you want to know more about climate change, you probably wouldn't think to talk to a doctor.

"People ask me, 'You're a cardiologist, why are you writing a book about global warming?'" says Bradley Dibble, MD, somewhat exasperatedly. Dibble is the author of Comprehending the Climate Crisis, a book that's been dubbed "climate change for dummies."

February 16, 2012
  Talking sex with SuePDF files may take a moment to load

Sue Johanson is well aware that she is shocking and entertaining as an 81-year-old sex educator, but listen up -- though her message may be simple, youth have a lot to learn.

Johanson sums it up succinctly: "Know what you are doing. Think ahead, plan ahead, never let sex just happen, and always practice saf-er sex. Not safe sex. There is no such thing as safe sex. The only safe sex is safe all by yourself -- or no sex at all."

February 16, 2012
  She Has a Name and a story, tooPDF files may take a moment to load

When you were born, you were given a name-- it identifies you and acknowledges your existence to society. But what if your own name was denied you?

U of C grad Andrew Kooman's play She Has a Name brings forth the intertwined stories of a sex worker and a lawyer to a Canadian audience, highlighting the injustices of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Southeast Asia.

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