New Music: Chance the Rapper

By Josh Perlette, June 2 2016 — After taking time to work on other musical projects after 2013’s Acid Rap, Chance the Rapper brings a hard-hitting mixtape to the table this month with Coloring Book. The well-constructed album is a hip-hop conglomeration of jazzy gospel beats and boasts collaborations with artists like Future, Kanye West…

New Music: Modern Baseball

By Jason Herring, June 2 2016 — Philadelphia emo four-piece Modern Baseball return with their third album Holy Ghost, a follow-up to 2014’s unexceptional You’re Gonna Miss It All. The band’s latest effort shows a major leap in songwriting with a record full of infectious tracks. The title track provides a low-key start to Holy…

Ten ways to entertain yourself during convocation

By Emily Macphail, May 31 2016 — Read the convocation program. Every. Single. Word. Keep a tally of how many times someone yells, “we love you [insert graduating student’s name here]!” Alternatively, assign first, second and third place to the families with the most creative noise-making devices. Bonus points for the family that brings an…

U of C to create 9,000 new email accounts for staff

By Scott Strasser, May 31 2016 — Due to a malware attack over the weekend, the University of Calgary’s IT department will create 9,000 new Office 365 email accounts for staff members. “This option is the fastest solution to allow immediate access to send and receive new emails,” reads a systems issues update  from the…

Margaret Atwood talks compassion and doll dissection at Congress 2016

By Claudia Wong, May 30 2016 — Canadian poet and novelist Margaret Atwood was the keynote speaker at the Compassion under Contemporary Conditions symposium May 29 at the University of Calgary. The Faculty of Nursing hosted the interdisciplinary symposium on compassion in healthcare, education and business for the 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social…

Environmental Design bus tour exhibits urban research

By Scott Strasser, May 30 2016 — For environmental design students, the city is the real classroom — that was evident at the Faculty of Environmental Design’s symposium for the 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Rather than hosting their symposium on campus, the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS) took…

Malware attack disables U of C IT services

By Jason Herring, May 30 2016 — A malware attack is to blame for the IT issues that disabled access to University of Calgary computer services over the weekend. The services affected included the AIRUC-Secure wi-fi network and Office 365 webmail. The attack restricted access to U of C computers. As of May 30, all…

University of Calgary law professor doubles as city ethics advisor

By Scott Strasser, May 27 2016 — It’s been a busy few months for Calgary city council and one University of Calgary law professor has been in the thick of it. Faculty of Law associate dean Alice Woolley said she is settling into her new role as City Hall’s ethics advisor, a position she’s held…

Congress 2016 brings 8,000 academics to University of Calgary

By Scott Strasser, May 23 2016 — The University of Calgary will be in Canada’s academic spotlight from May 28 – June 3, as 8,000 scholars arrive on campus for the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The event is Canada’s largest annual gathering of scholars. More than 70 academic associations will hold their…

Gallery makes space for female artists

By Danielle Kim, May 26 2016 — A gallery on Stephen Avenue is about to get much more crowded. Contemporary Calgary will present Material Girls, an eclectic all-female exhibition featuring 25 different artists from Canada and abroad starting May 26. The exhibit is an homage to women taking up space in society and the art world….

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