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July 20, 2006
  Talking peace: IPRA 2006PDF files may take a moment to load

The 2006 International Peace Research Association bi-annual conference, "Patterns of Conflict: Paths to Peace" was held at the University of Calgary over the July long weekend, marking the first time in 25 years an IPRA conference has been held in North America.

For four days 350 representatives from over 30 countries convened on campus to discuss and share their research into the conditions of sustainable peace, causes of war and other forms of violence.

July 20, 2006
  Students fear safety of urban campus CampusPDF files may take a moment to load

Train stop. Corner store. Liquor depot. Restaurant. And now, the University of Calgary's urban campus.

Located in the core of Calgary's East Village, classes will commence at the downtown campus in less than two months, but limited information concerning site logistics, coupled with classes which don't end until 10 p.m. have some students worried about their safety downtown.

July 20, 2006
  Editorial: City Hall - Still Smoking the CigarettesPDF files may take a moment to load

This week, six City of Calgary Aldermen had the gall to take Calgarians' health into account and reopen the smoking ban debate, advocating that the previously agreed upon city-wide ban on smoking in public places be moved ahead a year. If the dissenters get their way, the city-wide smoking ban will be advanced from Jan. 1, 2008 to Jan. 1, 2007.

July 20, 2006
  U of C web site gets fall makeoverPDF files may take a moment to load

Like your crazy cousin finally entering the new millennium by losing the mullet, the University of Calgary web site is getting a makeover to bring it up to date in time for the fall.

Massive makeovers don't come cheap and the web site redesign--intended to make the site more consistent and user-friendly--cost the university $35,000.

The price tag is well worth it for a site that gets a total of 450,000 hits per day, according to U of C associate vice-president external relations Catherine Bagnell-Styles.

July 20, 2006
  Feds give $25,000 to honour soldierPDF files may take a moment to load

The memory of one of the Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan will live on at the University of Calgary, in part due to a major cash donation from the federal government.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced June 22 that the federal government will contribute $25,000 to the Captain Nichola K.S. Goddard Memorial Scholarship.

Nichola Goddard, daughter of University of Calgary associate dean of education Tim Goddard, was killed in combat May 17, 2006 about 25 kilometers west of Kandahar.

July 20, 2006
  Speaker profile: Jail-time for nonviolent crimePDF files may take a moment to load

To apply Tom Hastings' terminology, he's no passive bovine. Hastings has built a career out of standing up for the underdog and demanding responsible governance, even if it means a criminal record and jail-time.

A nonviolent activist, author and peace studies professor, Hastings' causes have included protesting an unpopular thermonuclear facility in Wisconsin and successfully fighting for Native treaty rights.

July 20, 2006
  Sounding off with Bedouin SoundclashPDF files may take a moment to load

Rock stars are meant to vacation intensely: yachting in St. Tropez, sunbathing in Bombay, rehab in California. But Bedouin Soundclash drummer Pat Pengelly's vacation plans didn't include drugs, bikinis or sunny locales.

"We've been off for a whole week!" Pengelly exclaims as he walks down a Kingston, Ontario road. Cell phone in hand, he wanders through his hometown, taking in the nice weather and catching his breath after what's been a very busy year.

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July 20, 2006
  Spun: P.J. HarveyPDF files may take a moment to load

Rarely does the queen of rock disappoint, and this live DVD is no exception. Sixteen tracks of brazen, ballsy Rock'n'Roll rendered with camera shots just as erratic as the band's movements will leave long-time fans satisfied and new listeners wondering why they never realized chicks can rock so hard.

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