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Campus network to receive $10 million upgrade

Carleton’s campus network will undergo a $10 million facelift over the next few years in an attempt to increase the speed, security, and efficiency of communications across the campus. The upgrade will be designed, implemented, and managed by Hewlett Packard (Canada) Co., using equipment from Cisco Systems Inc. “The Campus Network Upgrade project will deliver a network to meet current and future requirements of the University’s mission of teaching and … Continue 

Other ways Carleton cares

Carleton Cares Tsunami Relief Committee In the first week back in January, Carleton formed a tsunami relief committee. Volunteers from across the campus came together to organize a kettle drive that brought in $5,730, which was donated to Save the Children Canada on January 11. Save the Children Canada was one of the charities for which the Government of Canada agreed to match all donations. Memorial Service On January 10, … Continue 

Carleton community steps up to help with tsunami relief efforts

The tsunami tragedy in South Asia profoundly affected so many people around the world. While the disaster caused immense devastation and suffering, it also inspired people to come together and contribute to relief efforts, including many members of the Carleton community. Students, staff, faculty, and alumni volunteered their time and talents in the hopes of making a difference in the lives of those directly affected by the tsunamis. For third-year … Continue 

Ph.D. thesis examinations

School of Mathematics and Statistics Thursday, February 10, 2005, 11:00 a.m., 4351 Herzberg Laboratories Candidate: Ranjeeta Mallick, (B.Sc., M.Sc., Utkal University, M.Sc. Carleton) Thesis: Assessment of Record Linkage and Measurement Error in Continue 

About Carleton NOW

Carleton NOW is published monthly (except July) by Advancement through the Department of University Communications. Views expressed or implied do not necessarily reflect official University policy. Submissions are welcome, but Carleton NOW reserves the right to edit and print contributions Continue 

Events for February 7 – February 25

For more details on these and other upcoming events, visit our events calendar at: carleton.ca/events February 7, 5:00 p.m. Carleton University Art Gallery Exhibition Opening Pegi Nicol MacLeod: A Life in Art February 8, 2:00 p.m. Alumni Hall and Continue 

Why does my house make loud cracking sounds in very cold weather?

Carleton University faculty and staff experts answer life’s perplexing questions. Yvan Cazabon, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, answers this Continue 

In the news

Carleton experts offer insight into tsunami tragedy Assistant Professor of Social Work, Cecilia Taiana, spoke to the host of Breakfast at the New RO about the trauma facing the victims of the tsunami disaster in southeast Asia. She pointed out that those most susceptible to emotional trauma Continue 

Carleton Nordic skiers “ring” in the New Year

The members of the Carleton University Ravens’ men’s Nordic ski team were recently presented with their 2004 Canadian University National Championship rings. The men have won three national titles in the past six years, under Head Coach Pavol Continue 

Leaving a legacy

There’s a unique satisfaction that comes from making a gift that invests in the bright minds of the future. You may have a strong belief in higher education, a belief that education shaped your career and your life. If you also believe in Carleton, its accomplishments and mission, you may Continue 

Two generations of Carleton alumni contribute to historic book

Were it not for the openness and diversity of Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication, the story of a man who helped save hundreds of orphans from Continue 

A new name for “the Nest”

On January 15, Carleton University hosted its final basketball game in the Raven’s Nest. The Ravens Nest has been home to varsity sports at Carleton for 41 years. The Raven’s Nest has been home to the men’s and women’s varsity basketball Continue 

Plowing through the winter blahs

If you’re feeling sluggish this winter season, take heart because you are certainly not alone. According to a recent Ontario survey, up to 90 percent of people reported changes in their energy level, mood, appetite and sleep patterns during the Continue 

Annual Spring Conference coming soon

With sub-zero temperatures and piles of snow outside, now is the perfect time to think spring! On-line registration has begun for the 56th annual Spring Conference, where Carleton faculty and staff can spend a weekend at a cabin resort in Elgin, Continue 

Ideas breed opportunity

Carleton’s Dean of Engineering and Design explains how the new technologies of today will create many jobs tomorrow. Innovations and creativity continue to be the main drivers for economic progress and wealth creation in modern societies. The advent of the microchip led to the widespread Continue 

Giving language life

Working to keep aboriginal languages alive is a collective effort, says Marie-Odile Junker, a Professor in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies. In 2001, Junker collaborated with the Cree School Board of Quebec to launch Eastcree.org, an on-line resource for fellow Continue 

The science behind hide-and-seek

For humans, the game of hide-and-seek is all in good fun, but for most other living things, being good at the game is vital. Avoiding the attack of predators is part of the daily routine for most animals. As a result, many have evolved over time to Continue 

Retired physics professor still making waves

After 82 years, physics, formulas and an acute ability for problem-solving, is still a big part of Bob Clarke’s life. Still a leading researcher in his field, the physics professor emeritus is working with a team of researchers from the Royal Continue 

Faculty briefs

Science Hua Guo, a doctoral candidate in algorithms and parallel computing in the School of Computer Science, has been named one of the prestigious P.E.O. Scholars and a Jane G. Hines Endowed P.E.O. Scholar for the 2004-2005 academic year. She is one of two Canadian women among the 85 Continue 

Research leads to stronger communities

Volunteer organizations will have a better sense of their impact thanks to a research partnership with Carleton University. For the past four years, Carleton researchers have been working with volunteer organizations across Canada through the Continue 

Undergraduate programs benefit from COU audit

Carleton University’s undergraduate programs are being put to the test. The University always strives to make its programs better, and soon they will have scientific evidence to support these efforts. In 1996, the Council of Ontario Universities Continue 

Ph.D. student contributes to safer roads

Ottawa’s winter road maintenance crews might soon be able to predict and prepare for dangerous driving conditions up to six hours in advance if research by a Carleton Ph.D. student is put to use. Aly Sherif, a Civil and Environmental Engineering Continue 

Faces of Carleton

Carleton has many dedicated employees. In each issue of Carleton NOW, we introduce a person or team from the Carleton community in an effort to showcase the outstanding individuals that contribute to the University’s many accomplishments. Things have definitely been moving quickly at the Continue 

Part of a larger community

As we go about our daily routines, it can sometimes be easy to forget that the University is part of a larger community, and not just an island unto itself. Carleton’s active relationships with members of the external community are in many ways Continue 

NPSIA turns 40

The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) is celebrating its 40th birthday this year. An interdisciplinary, professional program, NPSIA offers the oldest Master of Arts degree program in International Affairs in Canada. The School was founded in 1965 by a donation from the Continue 

Brewing more gold

The excitement is positively percolating in the Carleton Café. The on-line community for Carleton alumni has just been awarded a gold medal for the 2004/2005 District II Accolades awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)—an organization for advancement Continue 

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