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Maria’s Minute September 2011

Welcome to the September issue of Carleton Now. This month, there is a great package of stories about the new initiatives and programs at Carleton that are starting this year.  Included in the many stories this month, is one about a virtual museum project and research about time. Be sure to check out the photo gallery. Enjoy your read.

New tools to peel back the history of the Rideau Locks

The architectural and cultural history of the construction of the Rideau Canal, considered a World Heritage Site, will soon be available as a unique web-based virtual museum. The online exhibit is being developed in partnership with the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC), an initiative of the Department of Canadian Heritage. Thanks to VMC’s $273,000 investment, Carleton University library’s Archives and Research Collections (ARC) is merging its archival holdings with digital … Continue 

Time is on professor’s side

When you look at your watch and see that it’s 12 p.m., you probably think one thing: it’s lunch time. Well, two things: it’s time to eat that delicious sandwich in the fridge and it’s the midpoint of the day.   But depending on where you live – and eat lunch – it probably isn’t really 12 p.m. At least not exactly.   Carleton English Prof. Adam Barrows thinks a … Continue 

Carleton welcomes new initiatives, events, programs for 2011-‘12

Carleton kicks off the 2011-‘12 school year with exciting new initiatives including the best Fall Orientation week yet and preparations for the return of Continue 

Carleton launches orientation for graduate students

Carleton offered the first-ever orientation for graduate students this fall. The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs (FGPA) Orientation for graduate students took place on Sept. 6. The day-long event was designed for first-year Continue 

Carleton and sculptor David Fels embark on unique project to focus on accessibility and honour Rick Hansen

Carleton University, renowned local artist David Fels and the City of Ottawa are teaming up to develop a sculpture from a majestic Ottawa oak Continue 

African aid in the form of … rugby?

It’s an image Justin Marchesseault will never forget. Teenage boys and girls, some of them former slaves and soldiers, on the ground doing stretches – preparing for their first rugby practice. It was 8 a.m. and there were no coaches or Continue 

Carleton Mobile – There’s an app for that

Carleton students can now view their grades, course schedule, a campus map and university news at their fingertips – there’s an app for that. The mobile application, called Carleton Mobile, was released in August for the iPhone and Android Continue 

Carleton graduate student part of historic team to reach magnetic North Pole

Carleton PhD biology student Richard Webster, who participated in the historic Old Pulteney Row to the Pole, is proud to say the team has reached the Magnetic Continue 

Carleton hosts pair of Indian students

Carleton continued to build its relationship with India this summer by hosting a pair of Indian research students. Minati De of the Indian Statistical Institute (Kolkata) and Amit Badlani from BITS Pilani studied at Carleton as part of scholarship Continue 

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