News for the unnewsed

By Morgan Haigler

Refugee numbers on the rise The number of refugees leaving their home country exceeded 11 million in 2007, the United Nations announced this week. In a report by the Office of the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, the agency noted the figure is down from 17.8 million refugees in 1992, but up significantly from… Continue reading News for the unnewsed

Stolen fossils returned thanks to U of C prof

By Daniel Pagan

The efforts of University of Calgary dinosaur paleontology assistant professor Dr. Darla Zelenitsky helped solve the mystery of stolen dinosaur eggs. She assisted the United States Department of Homeland Security immigration and customs enforcement foil fossil smuggling. U.S. authorities moved quickly to seize 8,100 pounds of fossilized dinosaur eggs and petrified pinecones and crabs at… Continue reading Stolen fossils returned thanks to U of C prof

Health care gets another boost

By Sarelle Azuelos

Canadians generally don’t think of their health in terms of economic value, but a University of Calgary researcher is proposing that it might be time. Population Health Intervention Research Centre chair Dr. Alan Shiell recently received one of 14 Canadian Institutes of Health Research national grants to further his research in the economics of public… Continue reading Health care gets another boost

Generational differences make for good music

By Darren Young

Combining generations of musicians with varying degrees of experience in one group can sometimes spell disaster. Different levels of experience means different levels of ability, and different levels of ability within a group can impose limitations on the music. The Davidson/Murley/Braid Quintet, on the other hand, is, by all accounts, an exception to this statement.… Continue reading Generational differences make for good music