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August 06, 2014
  U of C professor helps NASA prevent potential asteroid impactPDF files may take a moment to load

Asteroid Bennu is scheduled for 78 potential impacts with Earth between 2175–2199. Scientists don’t know when, where or even if the asteroid will hit our planet, but a University of Calgary professor is trying to find out.

U of C geoscience professor Alan Hildebrand is part of a NASA-funded mission to study Bennu dubbed Operation OSIRIS-REx (Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security Regolith Explorer).

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July 23, 2014
  U of C professor studies the 21st century workplacePDF files may take a moment to load

Research from University of Calgary assistant professor and psychologist Thomas O’Neill suggests that while more businesses have employees working from home, some of them have more trouble adjusting to the new workplace than others.

O’Neill — who calls the trend remote working — identified personality traits that predict job satisfaction, perceptions of performance and the tendency to “cyberslack” by wasting time on the Internet.

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February 11, 2010
  U of C researchers design cheaper insulinPDF files may take a moment to load

Researchers at the University of Calgary have discovered a ground breaking new way to produce insulin from plants, a process they hope will make insulin more affordable for diabetics.

Dr. Maurice Moloney from the department of Biological Sciences has been leading the research. He has collaborated with Dr. Morley Hollenberg from the faculty of Medicine.

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January 28, 2010
  Unique new research won't waste wastewaterPDF files may take a moment to load

A unique wastewater treatment facility will help researchers understand the effects of emerging compounds of concern through full-scale experiments in 12 controlled stream environments.

"As far as I know there are no other groups trying to replicate what we are doing here, as far as I know it is the first in the world," said project lead Dr. Leland Jackson.

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January 21, 2010
  History professor long way from IsraelPDF files may take a moment to load

The Arab-Israeli conflict is perhaps one of the most complex situations in the world and David Tal has come from his home in Tel Aviv to share and continue his research on the subject by joining the University of Calgary as Kahanoff Chair of Israeli Studies.

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April 02, 2009
  Alberta's smallest Dino not a very good b-ballerPDF files may take a moment to load

In the land before time, a small carnivorous dinosaur named Hesperonychus elizabethae lived in Alberta and was known as a terror despite its small size. Seventy-five million years later, University of Calgary researcher Nicholas Longrich discovered the remains of North America's smallest known prehistoric carnivore thanks to some luck.

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April 02, 2009
  Stigmas harm problem gambling recoveryPDF files may take a moment to load

Stigma may stop struggling gamblers from seeking support. According to a 2002 survey by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, 82 per cent of Albertans participate in some form of gambling. Yet University of Calgary researcher Jenny Horch found that there is quite a bit of stigma or negative attitudes towards problem gamblers.

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March 26, 2009
  MRI wait times need helpPDF files may take a moment to load

Most Calgarians are familiar with long wait times for medical services over the past three years. University of Calgary's dean of medicine Dr. Tom Feasby has been trying find out what can be done to reduce the times for MRIs.

The first part of his study revealed some centres didn't have systems for prioritizing scans and others didn't monitor their systems to ensure that target times for urgent cases are met. The target time for an acute scan varied from 24 hours to two weeks across Canada.

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March 12, 2009
  Petition for social science fundingPDF files may take a moment to load

The Social Science Grant Commission has new funds following the announcement of the federal government's most recent economic action plan, but some are unhappy with the new restrictions.

The government announced a two per cent funding increase for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council on Jan. 27, giving them an additional $17.5 million.

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