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Maria’s Minute – February 2011

Welcome to the February issue of Carleton Now. This month, we are featuring several research-related stories, including one about the chemistry between chocolate and wine, and a story about Research Days. There is also a series of stories about the adventures of Carleton students who have been on archaeological digs. Be sure to check out the pictures in our photo gallery. Enjoy your read.

Chocolate on the brain? There’s a reason for that

Whether you indulge in the occasional piece of chocolate or you’re a certified chocoholic already craving your next hit, there’s no denying the primal allure of this delicious mood elevating substance. Chocolate is packed with the psychoactive power to pick you up when you’re feeling down and even trigger an unremitting snack attack. Remarkably, it’s all in the chemistry says Erin McConnell, one of two Carleton doctoral students who hosted … Continue 

Carleton a top employer in the region

Carleton University has been named one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers for 2011, an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. The winners were made public on Feb. 1. “This news acknowledges the contribution made by all members of our staff and faculty,” Carleton President Roseann O’Reilly Runte said in an email message to the university’s faculty and staff. “I am proud that Carleton, … 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 

Online engagement benefits all players

Carleton University has a unique history, created in response to the needs of young people in the pre-Second World War Depression era and built on donations from charitable community organizations. It makes sense then that the university should now Continue 

Community-based experiential teaching a huge payoff for students

Think about this: More than 60 faculty members and staff, 3,600 students and hundreds of local, national and international organizations working in Continue 

Political junkie donates private collection to Carleton

Barry Wilson is a rare breed of political junkie. The veteran journalist has collected the signature of every prime minister that has ever served in Canada – that’s 22 for anyone keeping count. He has degrees in journalism, Canadian studies and Continue 

Research – up close and personal

As one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, Carleton University has every reason to celebrate its innovative work. “Research Days,” – which began on Jan. 31 and runs until Feb.11 – comprised of a series of public Continue 

Canal Building has grand opening

What’s green, six-storeys and faces the Rideau Canal? The Canal Building, of course. With its grand opening in January, the Canal Building became the first major construction project completed at a Canadian university supported by the recent Continue 

Safe Space program a silent message of support

Someday, Sarah Cooper hopes to see every Carleton office door decorated with a safe space sticker – the rainbow-coloured hands symbol – which is a message of support to the university’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and queer Continue 

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