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February 01, 2007
  Making a blender out of your PCPDF files may take a moment to load

Last Tuesday, Microsoft released the much-anticipated Windows Vista, which has been lauded as revolutionizing the personal computing experience in much the same way the move from MS DOS to Windows 3.11 did. Yet, amongst all the fanfare, very few people are questioning the most potentially negative aspects of the release, in particular the focus of Microsoft on Digital Rights Management, or DRM.

February 01, 2007
  X is for X-treme!!! For now...PDF files may take a moment to load

On New Year's Eve, the newest radio station in town, X92.9, hosted a bash at Mac Hall on the University of Calgary campus. The party doubled as a kick-off for the radio station and a free all-ages concert featuring Hot Hot Heat. X92.9 labels itself as the new rock alternative and is placing itself to compete for listeners with the current reigning rock station, CJAY92.

February 01, 2007
  World Bank leader speaks up on corruptionPDF files may take a moment to load

Vinay Barghava admits the World Bank has been labeled as corrupt for having unfair policies and practices.

As director of international affairs at the World Bank, Barghava spoke at the University of Calgary-led Corruption Forum. The forum was held in the Rozsa Centre Wed., Jan. 24 as a joint project between the Haskayne School of Business, the department of Latin American studies, the Development Studies Club and the Centre for Public Interest Accounting.

February 01, 2007
  ISEEE partners with TransAlta to create chairPDF files may take a moment to load

The Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy announced a new key position Wed., Jan. 25.

Dr. Robert Page, former vice- president of TransAlta Corporation was appointed as TransAlta professor of environmental management and sustainability. The position is made possible by a donation to the University of Calgary from TransAlta.

February 01, 2007
  Governor General visits First Nations gradsPDF files may take a moment to load

Eleven Univesity of Calgary graduates were honoured with a visit from Governor General Michaëlle Jean Sat., Jan. 26.

The graduates are the first from the U of C's master of teaching Siksika option program. The unique training program is designed to give teachers a deeper understanding of the Siksika language and culture, while keeping mainstream education practices.

The program boasts a 100 per cent student retention rate and immediate job offers upon graduation.

February 01, 2007
  Driver charged in fatal car accidentPDF files may take a moment to load

Charges have been laid in the accident that claimed the life of a six-year-old girl two weeks ago.

The Calgary Police Service traffic section charged Angela Ta, 18, with passing a motor vehicle stopped for a pedestrian, failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and careless driving, Tues., Jan. 30.

February 01, 2007
  Campus kicks off Black History MonthPDF files may take a moment to load

As February looms, the University of Calgary saw the kickoff to Black History Month Mon., Jan. 29.

Dreams and Realities--an evening of songs, speakers and stories--delved into the world of American slavery and the perilous journey slaves took to reach freedom in Canada. The event was held in MacEwan Student Centre and featured authors Cheryl Foggo and Lawrence Hill, as well as several vocalists with heritage stemming back to the black pioneers of the early 1900s.

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