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Maria’s Minute – October 2010

Welcome to the October issue of Carleton Now. This month there are lots of interesting stories about the accomplishments of our researchers and our graduates. There are also lots of photos in our photo gallery this month, so be sure to check them out. Enjoy your read.

Dancing complex Carleton research

Want to know what Maureen McKeague does for a living? There’s not much point in asking her. The chemistry PhD candidate’s area of research is so specific and complex, describing it to someone who hasn’t spent years learning about DNA is almost an impossible chore. That’s why McKeague tried out a different medium: interpretive dance. As part of a Dance Your PhD contest in Science Magazine, McKeague and some of … Continue 

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 

Distinguished grad donates $1 million to Carleton

Wes Nicol, a distinguished Ottawa entrepreneur and Carleton graduate, has donated $1 million to establish the Nicol Challenge – a series of campus-wide initiatives designed to encourage the entire student body to develop entrepreneurial Continue 

High satisfaction with Health Workplace: survey

Whether they work in a classroom or an office, faculty and staff have had their say on the impact of the Healthy Workplace initiative and it turns out that they like it – they really like it. “The overall satisfaction was huge, so we were Continue 

The little gallery that could

Carleton University’s Art Gallery (CUAG), located at the northern edge of the campus in the St. Patrick’s Building, is gaining recognition in the wider community. In the wake of pocketing three coveted awards at the 33rd Legendary Ontario Continue 

Engineer trail-blazer to be honoured by peers

Months after learning that the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OPSE) is awarding her its prestigious Gold Medal, Professor Monique Frize is still glowing. Frize, 68, is a legend in engineering circles for her tireless efforts to open the Continue 

Housing security guards now part of University Safety

Carleton’s housing security guards have a new boss. The group of 22 now fall under the Department of University Safety (DUS), but their role and responsibilities remain the same. It’s all part of a transition that began over the summer and Continue 

Building construction progresses

The Carleton campus is thriving. Two beautiful learning centres, a new housing space and a bigger residence commons will be added to the campus map for the 2011-‘12 school year. “It’s going to be huge for Carleton,” says Darryl Boyce, Continue 

Notice of new and revised university policies

Members of the University community are advised that some university policies of general application have recently been adopted or revised. New Policies 100% – 0% Cross-Appointment Policy Campaign Policy Internal Charges for Services Continue 

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