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June 03, 2004
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Convocation

This year's Spring convocation promises to be a large one with close to 5,000 students graduating in six ceremonies with six honourary degrees and six staff members being admitted to the Order of the University of Calgary. All ceremonies take place in the Jack Simpson Gymnasium with doors opening one hour prior to the ceremony.

June 03, 2004
  Iron eating bacteria decipheredPDF files may take a moment to load

Contrary to popular belief, genome sequencing doesn't always involve Jurassic Park dinosaurs or medical breakthroughs. One University of Calgary professor is putting his work where the money is, Alberta's oil and gas industry.

An article outlining the DNA sequence of Desulfovibrio vulgaris--an iron-eating bacteria threatening oil and gas pipelines--has recently been published in Nature Biotechnology by U of C microbiologist Dr. Gerrit Voordouw in collaboration with 35 other scientists.

June 03, 2004
  SU urges us to think educationPDF files may take a moment to load

Post-secondary education should be a top election priority, according to the Students' Union. This month, the SU will join the Canadian Alliance of Student Association's ThinkEducation campaign to achieve that goal.

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