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Maria’s Minute – February 2013

Welcome to the February edition of Carleton Now. This month, our story line-up includes a feature on a Carleton alumnus who is taking Shakespeare to the Internet in an innovate way, as well as a story about the Carleton connection to a special art exhibit that begins this month at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. As usual, there are new pictures in the photo gallery. Enjoy your read.

Carleton students engage with the Guggenheim

Megan McCarthy is a Carleton art history student, and she’s already getting experience at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The master’s student is part of a class studying an upcoming exhibit at the Guggenheim, co-curated by Ming Tiampo – an associate professor in art history at Carleton. “It was a big appeal for the course,” says McCarthy. “I thought it was fantastic. I’ve never taken a … Continue 

Language test created at Carleton still going strong more than 20 years later

Some call it the little test that could. Others say that it’s the best-kept secret of a Carleton success story. The Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment was developed more than 20 years ago at Carleton and by Carleton people and is now being used at universities across the country and around the globe. But it was born in the 1980s out of a need to standardize the existing English … Continue 

Biology students privy to state-of-the-art technology in cell culture

State-of-the-art equipment and technology are allowing biology undergraduates at Carleton to perform modern tissue culture techniques that are at the forefront Continue 

Rewriting Hamlet’s tragedy

“To be, or not to be: that is the question,” or in Ryan North’s case, the answer to his next big project: rewriting William Shakespeare’s Hamlet as a choose-your-own-path book. North, who graduated from Carleton’s computer engineering Continue 

Carleton the site of new National Paratriathlon Academy

Carleton is the home of the first Canadian training academy for the country’s paratriathletes who will launch the sport at the 2016 Paralympics. The Ottawa-based National Paratriathlon Academy is a partnership between Carleton and Triathlon Continue 

Service Excellence key to Carleton’s culture

People who know Etelle Bourassa say that she’s the force behind what makes the psychology department feel like a family and a home. Those are the kind of remarks made by those who nominated her last year for a Service Excellence Award. “She Continue 

Feds must fund national food policy to address national hunger issues: Experts

Canada needs a national food policy and the federal government should put the money for it in the upcoming federal budget, say a group of experts. Continue 

iTeam reunites owners with lost high-tech gadgets

Melissa Manocchio and Ben Schmidt are a different kind of forensics team. Instead of hitting up crime scenes, the duo works with Carleton’s lost and found desk and reunites people with their long-lost iPods and iPads. “We’re called the Continue 

New math consulting centre will save heartaches

Mathematical calculations may not be able to help you fall in love, but they can save you a lot of heartache, says Patrick Boily, manager of Carleton University’s new math consulting centre. The new centre will do just that, he says. Launched Continue 

American foreign policy expert illuminates NPSIA’s hallways

Robert I. Rotberg, an American political science professor, prolific author and expert in U.S. foreign policy, reflects on his short term at Carleton Continue 

You don’t have to believe in magic to enjoy it: Illusionist

Jaymes White remembers performing his first illusion for his family as a child – snipping a piece of string in half, then re-attaching it as if nothing Continue 

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