2002-12-05

    
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December 05, 2002
  The Riel mysteryPDF files may take a moment to load

Few figures in Canadian history have captured the attention of historians, politicians and the general public the way Louis Riel has. Despite all the research done about the Metis leader, there is a period in his life that remains a mystery. Between the rebellions of 1869-70 and 1885, Riel disappeared. A diary discovered by a University of Calgary professor may provide clues into Riel's whereabouts during that time.

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December 05, 2002
  Can't find a butter manPDF files may take a moment to load

I'm a Dinos fan. I'm also a huge Pearl Jam fan. Unfortunately for me, both have disappointed me as of late. The Dinos teams of the past few seasons are much like the last few Pearl Jam albums; you like it because of what they have meant to you in the past, but something's missing. In both cases, it's difficult to put a finger on exactly what that something is.

December 05, 2002
  Violence prevention programs evaluatedPDF files may take a moment to load

Many organizations have ideas about how to prevent violence against girls and young women, but what happens when there is too much information? One University of Calgary professor and researcher, Dr. Lesie Tutty, hopes that a new manual will help schools decide which violence prevention programs are best for their students.

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December 05, 2002
  Age attrition in U of C facultyPDF files may take a moment to load

Professors retiring at the U of C could cause some changes within the institution.

Currently, the University of Calgary has 334 faculty aged 45-50 and 292 faculty aged 55-60. And according to Dr. John Baker, President of the University of Calgary Faculty Association, most faculty like to retire between the ages of 60-65. Data from Dec. 2001 suggests the university could lose over 600 retiring professors in the next five to ten years.

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December 05, 2002
  A blended educationPDF files may take a moment to load

With a budget that leaves no more breathing room than packed university classrooms, the University of Calgary is considering an educational alternative: blended education. What does this mean for students? The Internet isn't just for pornography any more.

On Wed., Dec. 4, Dr. Steven Sorg addressed university faculty and students in a presentation designed to illustrate the implementation of a blended learning system. As

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December 05, 2002
  Bismarck adventurePDF files may take a moment to load

If you have access to the Discovery Channel this weekend, you can catch the work of University of Calgary professors Dr. David Bercuson and Dr. Holger Herwig.

The professors were part of a crew that visited the wreck of the Second World War German battleship the Bismarck with Hollywood director James Cameron in May and June of this year. The trip was filmed by Cameron and will air as a documentary on the Discovery Channel this Sunday.

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December 05, 2002
  Sexual assault witnesses soughtPDF files may take a moment to load

Last week, Campus Security issued a security alert on a sexual assault that occurred on Nov. 5, 2002. However, it seemed to have caused some concern on campus.

"We apologize if we have caused some confusion with the last security alert," said Campus Security Manager Lanny Fritz.

The intention was to gain the attention of witnesses of the incident.

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December 05, 2002
  UN Human Rights DayPDF files may take a moment to load

On Thu., Dec. 5, celebrations for the United Nations International Human Rights Day arrive at the U of C.

"There's something for everyone," said Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre Executive Director Linda McKay-Panos. "We invite anyone who wants to celebrate human rights, especially students and the community who have always shown support for these celebrations."

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December 05, 2002
  Auschwitz, a horror in the pastPDF files may take a moment to load

I walked down the green promenades, the trees planted just so, with a group of about twenty others in this foreign land. Red brick buildings sprouted up at regular intervals, giving the impression of some kind of a nineteenth century gated community. Leading us in the eerily serene and leisurely stroll was a smallish old woman speaking in a broken, monotone, horribly disinterested English.

Auschwitz is a far too sterilized and beautified place.

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