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September 11, 2008
  Palin's hard weekPDF files may take a moment to load

In the span of two and a half weeks, the 2008 U.S. presidential election has earned a major page in the history books. The Democratic Party has elected the first ever black presidential nominee, Barack Obama, and the Republican Party, a few days later in Minneapolis, Minnesota, put forward a woman as their vice-presidential nominee, Sarah Palin. This will be the first time in an American general election where both a black nominee and a woman candidate face off.

September 11, 2008
  Pregnant smokers increase SIDS riskPDF files may take a moment to load

A new study led by neonatologist and professor of pediatrics at the University of Calgary Dr. Shabih Hasan suggests that premature infants whose mothers smoked while pregnant are more likely to die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome than those of non- smoking mothers.

The study is the first to analyze the effects of cigarette smoke exposure on the duration and recovery of breathing pauses and oxygen saturation levels in preterm infants.

September 11, 2008
  Discovery hatches new insightPDF files may take a moment to load

Expert paleontologists at the University of Calgary and the Royal Tyrrell Museum are lucky to have discovered the fossilized remains of a 75-million-year-old pregnant turtle and nest of 26 eggs.

The findings are said to be the first Adocus specimens of a pregnant female turtle and nest site in the world and were discovered in the badlands of southeastern Alberta.

September 11, 2008
  News for the unnewsed: elections and employmentPDF files may take a moment to load

Four years is plenty

First-year students in the faculties of Communications and Culture, Humanities, Science and Social Sciences may now qualify for the 2012 graduation guarantee. The guarantee, the first of its kind in Canada, enables students to enter into an agreement with the U of C where students are guaranteed to graduate within four years of starting their program.

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September 11, 2008
  Electrifying educational exhibitsPDF files may take a moment to load

Local students are stepping up to raise awareness of energy consumption in Calgary. Ola Kowalewski and Jordan Dozzi-Perry have created an art exhibit which highlights the issue of electricity consumption within the city in a visual form.

For the past four months, University of Calgary environmental design student Kowalewski, along with her friend Alberta College of Art and Design photography student Dozzi-Perry worked with industrial designer Jordan Palmer to make their vision for combining science and art a reality.

September 11, 2008
  Grad students not being heardPDF files may take a moment to load

Graduate Students' Association leaders are feeling unrepresented by Canada's largest student federal lobby group.

The GSA hopes to get enough students to sign a petition to end their membership in the Canadian Federation of Students. GSA President Rithesh Ram said there were many reasons for the petition, the main one being a lack of focus on issues the GSA finds important.

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September 11, 2008
  Feeding your brainPDF files may take a moment to load

Too busy with class and studying to sit down and watch the news or keep up with your favouritehobby? Maybe it's time to investigate the burgeoning new medium of podcasting.

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