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Things technical meet things creative at Beakerhead: September 16-18

Faculty, students and alumni feature prominently at this year's science, technology, engineering and arts festival

TFDL is recruiting Peer Roamers for the new school year

Peer Roamers, a joint LCR and SSC initiative, provide peer academic support, including basic library research, study skills, citation formatting, and navigating various U of C services. Peer Roamers create an academically-focused community of student support within various study spaces in the Taylor Family Digital Library.

Societies on opposite sides of Earth bound by common industry: ranching

Latest book from University of Calgary Press compares frontier cattle ranching in western Canada and northern Australia

University of Calgary Press title recognized for social, cultural significance

The University of Calgary Press has received a publication subsidy for Textual Exposures: Photography in Twentieth Century Spanish American Narrative Fiction from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) through the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program.

HIGHLIGHT: 3D Printer - Digital Media Commons

From simple doodads to intricate prototypes, the 3D printer in the Digital Media Commons of the Taylor Family Digital Library provides hands-on learning of product evolution, from the design stage right through to the creation of physical objects. Members of the campus community may have objects printed on the Makerbot Replicator II. It’s a consumer-level machine with impressive precision, printing detailed objects with resolution down to one-tenth of a millimetre, approximately the width of a strand of hair.

HIGHLIGHT: George Stanley Collection and the history of the Canadian flag

Tucked away in Archives and Special Collections at the University of Calgary is a fascinating account of the story behind the Canadian flag, which turned 50 years old in February 2015. The Dr. George F. G. Stanley Collection includes both the archive and personal library of the late eminent historian who proposed the design of the Canadian flag.

2015 Teaching and Learning Grants awarded to 26 projects

The 2015 University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grants have been awarded to 26 groundbreaking projects that will enhance student learning experiences across campus. The grants program provides funding for instructors to develop their teaching practice and to research questions around teaching and learning.

University of Calgary explores new role of libraries in academic research

Libraries and Cultural Resources receives grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to lead North American study of the role of next-generation libraries in enhancing multidisciplinary collaborations

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