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Maria’s Minute – February 2015

Welcome to the February edition of Carleton Now. This month we are highlighting Faculty of Public Affairs (FPA) Research Month, as well as a number of that focus on aerospace and wind engineering research, and a special pilot project that the men’s hockey team has launched. There new photos in the photo gallery. Remember vote in the online poll and to check out this month’s carpe diem cartoon. Enjoy your … Continue 

Wind expert sought out by Olympians

The winds of fate shaped Guy Larose’s life. Wind brought him his wife, his two kids, a job overseas and eventually a “dream job” at the National Research Council (NRC). Larose, who is also an adjunct professor at Carleton University, is a specialist in bluff body aerodynamics, essentially the science of using wind tunnels and models to make things that can’t fly as aerodynamic as possible. Maybe an odd choice … Continue 

FPA Research Month shines spotlight on a range of issues

Karim Karim spends much of his time out of the public eye – teaching, researching and writing. But like many of his colleagues at Carleton University’s Faculty of Public Affairs, his research is deeply relevant to society’s top concerns and discussions – namely, the rise of insurgencies in Muslim and western societies. “We’re supposed to be smarter in the 21st century,” insists Karim. “Why are we using bombs to address these … Continue 

Former curator continues educating people about war art

As the curator of war art at the Canadian War Museum, Laura Brandon managed thousands of works in the museum’s collection – but her favourite part of the job was educating visitors. Even though the Carleton alumnus recently retired, Brandon is Continue 

Red Tiger Labs’ new tool puts cyber security in the limelight

A company that uses artificial intelligence to inform about security risks says it has developed next-generation technology that provides 3-D visualization of Continue 

Carleton named top employer in National Capital Region for second time

Carleton University has been named one of the top employers in the National Capital Region – a major honour awarded to only 25 institutions in the area. Continue 

J-School loses its much-loved sound man

Mark Valcour loved stuffed animals, Lego, and a day out on the lake with his fishing pole. But there was one thing he loved above everything else – sound. The longtime radio technician for Carleton’s School of Journalism died suddenly on Jan. Continue 

When a locust flaps its wings . . .

What we know about aerodynamic theory makes no sense when applied to insects or anything as small as or smaller than a hummingbird. Over the past 15 years, in particular, scientists have been painting a new picture of the unconventional aerodynamic Continue 

Carleton students given rare opportunity to curate art exhibitions

The Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) is shaping the next generation of museum professionals, offering a rare opportunity for students to curate their own Continue 

Ravens men’s hockey home game atmosphere “organ-ic”

If you’ve been to a Ravens men’s hockey game recently you’ll hear something that is a blast from the past – classic “hockey music” played on an organ. The man behind the music is Spencer Scharf. “The fans and the players Continue 

Nordic ski team support key to grad’s success

When Mark Rajack came to Canada from Trinidad and Tobago as a child, he never thought he would develop a passion for skiing. “I don’t come from a culture of winter sports,” says the 33-year-old Carleton alumnus. “If you had asked me three Continue 

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