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Tuning up antique ivories

Students and faculty of the School for Studies in Art and Culture’s music program are hosting a fundraiser to dust off an instrument tucked away since the ‘70s. The fortepiano which traces its lineage back to the 1770s, is in dire need of a tune-up. Music professors James Wright and Alexis Luko, and Andrew Burn, a music student who specializes in baroque bassoon, are organizing a benefit concert, For Heaven’s … Continue 

Undergrad examines archaeological sites on trip to Middle East

When undergraduate student Anik Laferriere became a research assistant she expected to delve into the tomes of classical authors. What she didn’t anticipate Continue 

Hollywood comes calling for English grad’s circus

Sara Gruen’s vision of the big tent spectacles of yesteryear have been made into a film that is taking theatres by storm. Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson will star in the screen version of Water for Elephants. The book has been on The New Continue 

Buried treasure

This article is one of four about the adventures of Carleton students who have participated in archaeological digs. The clamour of the 5:30 a.m. alarm was the worst part of Jessica Haskell’s day. Rising before dawn, irritation would slowly give way to anticipation of what the day’s Continue 

Sifting sand, shifting gears

This article is one of four about the adventures of Carleton students who have participated in archaeological digs. After a month spent digging up the past in Cassleman, Ont., Jonathan Ouellet shifted gears to sift through the sands of Macedonia. Continue 

Spain’s remains

This article is one of four about the adventures of Carleton students who have participated in archaeological digs. The thought of discovering a human skull might elicit horror, fear or disgust. But for Elizabeth Upton it was a thrill. Of course, context is everything. Upton and two other Continue 

Digging Ontario’s past

This article is one of four about the adventures of Carleton students who have participated in archaeological digs. Digging holes in the dirt is not how most envision spending a summer holiday. But, for four Carleton students, sifting through Ontario’s past was a dream come true. Kelly Continue 

Psychopaths cast wide net for victims

A brief conversation with an agitated man transformed Adelle Forth’s research on psychopaths. During an annual conference on psychopathy, Forth, a forensic psychologist in the Department of Psychology, was approached by a man whose daughter had Continue 

Women’s Studies announces new joint chair

The Pauline Jewett Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies has announced that Pamela Walker has been selected as the Joint Chair in women’s studies. The position is shared between Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. “I hope Continue 

Amanda Clarke

Trudeau Scholarship winner heads to Oxford

Carleton student Amanda Clarke has been awarded a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship worth $180,000. Clarke was one of 15 Canadian and international doctoral candidates to receive the coveted scholarship. “The Trudeau Continue 

National Gallery draws on CU expertise

This summer, visitors to the National Gallery of Canada will be able take a visual tour of three centuries of Germanic drawings in an exhibition co-curated by Carleton Art History Professor Mitchell Frank. Nearly a decade after it was first Continue 

Professor resurrecting ruins for the Lonely Planet

If not for a chance encounter with two strangers in a Damascus hotel, archaeological ruins dotting the Euphrates River might continue to lie unexplored by visitors to the region. During a recent trip to Syria, Greg Fisher, an assistant professor of Continue 

Expertise featured in Parizeau doc

An upcoming film about former Quebec premier Jacques Parizeau’s legacy and his impact on the redefinition of Quebec as a nation, Enquête Parizeau, is based on the expertise of Carleton Professor Anne Trepanier. Trepanier, the first scholar Continue 

ArtsOne two years in…

Navigating the first few days as a new Carleton University student can be as daunting as learning the tunnel route from the gym to the University Centre. While the stress of selecting courses, developing a conflict-free timetable and befriending the other 300 students in the lecture hall Continue 

Championing human rights

Human rights lawyer Leilani Farha has joined Carleton University for the 2007-08 academic year as its first recipient of the Law Foundation of Ontario’s (LFO) Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship. Farha, a staff lawyer at the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) and Continue 

Centre for Initiatives in Education celebrates 10 years of success

Hollywood loves the underdog. Stories portraying the transformation of an undervalued protagonist into a recognized success are churned out on a regular basis. Continue 

Bringing art to life

Random objects— a pair of scissors, a tin can, a cell phone, a plastic Buddha and a spatula— are juxtaposed with the perennial Carleton University query, “What is a Gee-Gee?” on a work in progress currently under way at the Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) as part of the Continue 

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