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Author of University of Calgary Press book awarded prestigious Canada Prize

Dominique Perron, a recently retired associate professor in the Department of French, Italian and Spanish, has won a prestigious 2015 Canada Prize for her stereotype-defying French language book on Alberta’s oil industry, L’Alberta autophage: identités, mythes et discours du pétrole dans l’Ouest canadien

Study support, health and wellness at the Taylor Family Digital Library

Wellness activities involving stress-relief balls, origami, and Wii were all a part of W2RAP Up, an event that took place in the Taylor Family Digital Library on April 7 and 8.

Technology fine-tunes geoscience students' spatial skills

Touch-table technology in the library is being put to the test as a tool for honing the spatial and visualization skills of geoscience students.

CTV Calgary: Exploring inner workings of retro video games

John Aycock, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, pictured here with Dylan Tetrault, Consultant, Digital Media Commons, in the Visualization Studio in the Taylor Family Digital Library.

Remembering the Brentwood tragedy

Memory page available for those wishing to share their thoughts and reflect on anniversary of tragic loss of five young people

Robert Thirsk: TFDL more than just a place to house books

Robert Thirsk's blogs about his tour of the TFDL.

HIGHLIGHT: Library and Archives, The Military Museums of Calgary

The University of Calgary operates the Library and Archives at The Military Museums of Calgary, which has over 20,000 items related to military history and strategic studies with an emphasis on Canada. Collections document everything from the history of warfare and peacekeeping operations to training and weaponry. Housed in this library is the Chicksands Collection, one of the largest collections of military-related texts in a Canadian academic library.

Register for a 2 hour, hands-on Thesis Formatting workshop

One of the most daunting tasks that a Graduate Student faces is writing a thesis. The Faculty of Graduate Studies has prepared an extensive set of guidelines to assist you in preparing your thesis for submission. The actual formatting of your thesis can be a challenge so set of templates have been developed to assist you through this preparation process, allowing you to concentrate on the writing rather than worrying about all of the formatting rules.

Falcon Cam returns for 2015 with return of 2 adults

2 adult falcons have been spotted on the ledge this spring. Both adults have 2 bands each on either talon, we are guessing they are 'Callie' and 'Gary'. U/2 on band would be female, Callie, and 3/6 VV for male, Gary.

University of Calgary Press wins accolades for 'Petropolitics'

The downturn in oil prices and the ripple effect throughout the economy have Albertans wondering about the future and hoping for a quick rebound in the market. That makes a book published by the University of Calgary Press particularly timely:Petropolitics: Petroleum Development, Markets and Regulations, Alberta as an Illustrative History. Petropolitics has been named 2014 Book of the Year by the Calgary-based Petroleum History Society. The book explores the history of the industry and trends in oil and natural gas markets.

HIGHLIGHT: Business Library

The Business Library supports the teaching and research activities of students, faculty and alumni of the Haskayne School of Business. The Library offers access to more than 60 full text databases including journal articles from 6000 business journals, company financials and reports, industry information, and a small current reference collection.

HERALD: Gaming reaches into far corners of academic world as U of C builds huge collection

Parents worried their kids will spend too much time at university playing video games should relax — doing so could improve students’ graduation chances in years to come.

Register now for Orientation to 3D Printing workshop

The evolution of printing has now seen the word being used in reference to the creation of 3-dimensional objects transferred from your computer screens as a model to something you can hold in your hands. This technology makes it possible for anything to be printed in 3-D. This orientation will highlight a few of the most common technologies currently used in 3D Printing, various ways to find/make source files for 3D Printing, and will take you through the process we use in the Digital Media Commons 3D Printing service.

HIGHLIGHT: Digital Media Commons – Taylor Family Digital Library

Explore emerging digital collections, high-end Apple hardware, edit suites, touch tables, cutting-edge gaming PCs, retro and contemporary gaming consoles and software in the Digital Media Commons of the Taylor Family Digital Library. The space is full of technology for students, faculty and the public to delve into emerging media such as animation, soundscapes, graphic design and digital video.