2002-12-05

    
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December 05, 2002
  Procrastination tips for finalsPDF files may take a moment to load

LAN gaming has stormed campus, leaving a swath of bleary-eyed students shirking their studies for the joy of fragging their peers.

Local Area Network games, such as Unreal Tournament or Counterstrike, are played on a group of computers networked together so your opponents are controlled by real people rather than just the computer. Currently, there are two places to play LAN games on campus: the Campus Cove and Crypton Computers in the ICT building.

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December 05, 2002
  Our wish-list, on-linePDF files may take a moment to load

Imagine you won the lottery. What's the one dream item you'd love to own? If you could buy your friends and family their dream gifts for Christmas, what would they be? And, more importantly, where exactly would you buy it?

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December 05, 2002
  Winnipeg isn't all badPDF files may take a moment to load

From a land of seemingly endless winter and not a hill to be seen comes some of Canada's best music. Winnipeg has given bands like Propagandhi and The Guess Who a chance to show the world what Manitoba is made of. Since the fall of 1999, the trio of Jo Snyder, Paul Furgale, and most recently Sarah Sangster has been labouring over their guitars and computers producing their own brand of self described "Hard Pop."

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December 05, 2002
  Adventures in Global Marijuana CulturesPDF files may take a moment to load

I've been asked a lot lately what I'd like to do when I graduate. I finally have an answer. I'd like to travel the planet, smoke a lot of pot, and then write about it. Hey, if Brian Preston can do it, why can't I? (Well, he is an award-winning writer and I'm not. And he writes for Rolling Stone and Playboy, and I don't. But we can all have goals, right?)

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December 05, 2002
  Kyoto LecturePDF files may take a moment to load

The Kyoto debate continues this Thu., Dec. 5 with Dr. Lawrence Nkemdirim's talk, "A Science Background to Kyoto: Global Warming and its Fingerprints in Western Canada." The U of C professor of climatology and hydrology will present the results of his study on the connection between global warming and drought frequency in Western Canada.

Sponsored by the faculty of Social Sciences, this free event begins at 12:15 p.m. in SA 104.

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December 05, 2002
  VP Academic soughtPDF files may take a moment to load

The U of C is inviting applications and nominations for the Associate Vice President (Academic) position for a five-year term. That could be you, assuming you have respect for policies and processes in use at this university, are committed to the implementation of the Academic Plan, and have good judgement. Should such a person exist--and assuming their good judgement doesn't get the better of them--he or she should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and three references to Dr.

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December 05, 2002
  'Geers are goodPDF files may take a moment to load

For demonstrating technological innovation, creativity and excellence, the Faculty of Engineering Internship Program was awarded the Yves Landry Foundation's "Outstanding Technical Co-operative Education Program" in Toronto on Nov. 7, 2002.

The internship program was created in 1993 and has since become one of the largest of its kind in the country. Over 340 students are expected to participate in the May 2003 term, with many going overseas.

December 05, 2002
  Faculty funding not so simplePDF files may take a moment to load

As the University of Calgary continues its drive toward the top five universities in Canada in terms of scholarship, creativity and research, which faculties are getting the better end of the bargain?

In the 2001-2002 Fact Book by theU of C's Office of Institutional Analysis, discrepancies in the amounts of external funding for the sciences and engineering as opposed to the social sciences and humanities are noted.

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December 05, 2002
  TUCFA honours facultyPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Faculty Association honoured three distinguished members of the community on Tue., Dec. 3. U of C Professor of Geomatics Engineering Elizabeth Cannon was recognized with the Community Service Award for her efforts in making science careers accessible to female scholars, while Allan Markin and Jackie Flanagan jointly received the Recognition Award for their contributions to the university.

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December 05, 2002
  When in Kazakhstan...PDF files may take a moment to load

What do Canada and Kazakhstan have in common? Enough, according to Hector Corwan, the Canadian Ambassador to Kazakhstan. Corwan spoke at the U of C on Tue., Dec. 3 on current issues facing the central-asian nation in a discussion sponsored by the U of C International Centre.

"There's a lot of foreign investment and quite a bit of Canadian interest in Kazakhstan," said Corwan of the nation of 16 million people. "It has been a profitable relationship between Canada and Kazakhstan."

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