Tagged July 24 2014

Hookah habit worse than cigarettes

By Ashton Chugh, July 24, 2014 — Hookah smoking is often thought of as a safe alternative to cigarettes. However, many young adults are unaware of the potentially negative health effects of a hookah smoking session. “There is a widespread misconception that these so-called ‘herbal’ products are somehow a healthy alternative to tobacco,” Alberta Health…

Do the Commonwealth Games matter?

By Ashton Chugh, July 24, 2014 — Did you know that the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland began on July 23? I didn’t until my eighty-year-old grandpa asked me to tape the opening ceremonies. Hey, the Americans aren’t competing in it, so none of the major US corporations advertise. The Commonwealth Games is an 11-day…

Protest against Operation Protective Edge draws over 1,000 to city hall

By Chris Adams, July 24, 2014 — Over 1,000 protesters angered by Israeli strikes and ground invasion of Gaza gathered outside city hall on Friday, July 18, doubling the turnout of a similar protest one week earlier. Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) — a University of Calgary club — and Justice for Palestinians organized…

Students to get free access to Microsoft Office Suite with new email

By Chris Adams, July 24, 2014 — The University of Calgary has partnered with Microsoft to change the university’s email system this August. And Microsoft’s throwing in some licensed software with the new service. With Office 365 — the email service that Microsoft developed for university and business clients — all students will get free…

Faculty visualizes co-op education program for fine arts

By Scott Strasser, July 24, 2014 — A new co-operative education program for visual arts students may come to the University of Calgary this Fall. Students’ Union vice-president academic Hana Kadri said the proposal for a visual arts co-op program has already gone through the Academic Priorities Subcommittee (APS) and is awaiting approval from the…

U of C looks to adopt mandatory $400 admission deposit for new students

By Chris Adams, July 24, 2014 — Incoming students may start paying tuition early when they accept admission to the University of Calgary. Administration is considering a new $400 deposit for students who accept admission to the U of C in 2016. Associate registrar admissions and recruitment Scott Robinson said the deposit will help administration…

U of C professor studies the 21st century workplace

By Alexander Kim, July 24, 2014 — Research from University of Calgary assistant professor and psychologist Thomas O’Neill suggests that while more businesses have employees working from home, some of them have more trouble adjusting to the new workplace than others. O’Neill — who calls the trend remote working — identified personality traits that predict…

U of C releases D2L mobile app

By Sean Sullivan, July 24, 2014 — The University of Calgary has released an early version of their new mobile application for the new learning management system, Desire2Learn. The app, released on July 12, is compatible with Blackberry, Windows 8, Android and iOS devices. While the app is still in beta stage, technology integration group…

Five acts not to miss at Calgary Folk Fest

By Sean Sullivan, July 24, 2014 — This weekend thousands of folk music fans will descend on Prince’s Island Park, running with their tarps to nab the best spots to sit and listen to some of the finest folk music the world has to offer. There’s a lot going on at Folk Fest, so to…

Commonwealth brings hip hop and karaoke together

By Chris Adams, July 24, 2014 — When Josh Mandrake moved back to Calgary from Vancouver two years ago, he noticed a gap in the city’s club scene – particularly a lack of hip hop events. After attending Vancouver’s Hip Hop Karaoke (HHK) at Fortune Sound Club, he decided to bring the idea back to…

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