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September 2016

Advice to My First-year Self

Been There, Done That
First year is a chance to redefine yourself — precisely why we turned to those in the know and asked them for some pointers on how to enhance their university experience. This advice-filled video is packed with UCalgary alumni who share their words of wisdom. Watch more »

Law Exclusives
How the Law Can Lead You to the Unexpected

How the Law Can Lead You to the Unexpected
Keith Darvell and Anoop Desai first met at UCalgary Law in 1998 in a study group. A decade later, the two have reunited at Electronic Arts with fulfilling careers that put their experience in private practice to good use.
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40 for 40

40 for 40: Help Build a Lasting Legacy for UCalgary Law
Fashion designer Stella McCartney once said, “Everyone can do simple things to make a difference, and every little bit really does count.” It’s this same philosophy that drives the Faculty of Law’s “40 for 40” campaign, to build a lasting legacy during the law school’s 40th Anniversary.
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Madam Justice Patricia Rowbotham

Madam Justice Patricia Rowbotham Holds Court
Patricia Rowbotham, BEd'75, LLB’81, justice of the Court of Appeal of Alberta, explains what it is like working as a judge in the province, on the August 2 edition of Peer Review, the UCalgary Alumni podcast.
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Campus News

Listen Up... UCalgary Calling!
The lines are humming at our Student Calling Program and we hope you’ll take a moment to rediscover what’s new at your alma mater. If you’d like to make a gift, we can tell you how last year’s $216,566 was used.
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Self-Driving Cars are Coming to a Road Near You

Self-Driving Cars are Coming to You
The impact that self-driving cars will have on our roads, and lives, is being explored at the AMA traffic lab at the Schulich School of Engineering. Buckle up and discover more.
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Naweed Syed

Researchers Use Silicon Chip Technology for Fresh Insights Into Alzheimer's Disease
In Naweed Syed’s lab, a study is underway that is investigating what activates the gene behind neurodegenerative disorders.
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UCalgary Awarded $75-million Research Grant
On Tuesday, UCalgary was awarded $75 million from the federal government to pursue research that will dramatically reduce the impact of energy extraction and energy use on the environment.
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Dinos Pride

50 Years of Dino Pride
Take a look at the evolution of Orientation Week at UCalgary. From flips and bobs to manbuns, view this slide show as a snapshot of first-year jitters on campus.
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Peer Review

It’s a Wrap!
Binge-listen to some hand-picked highlights from the last 12 months in this entertaining episode of our popular podcast series — Peer Review.
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Alumni Travel Alumni Travel

Oh, the Places You'll Go! Zoom in on the world — from the Argentina to Quebec. Spots are still open for winter and spring travels.
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Alumni Events

KICKOFF, Dinos vs.

Sept. 13
William A. Howard Memorial Lecture with The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney »

Sept. 23-26
Doors Open YYC at Six Campus Spots »

Sept. 29
50 Years of Art at UCalgary/Reception »

Oct. 1
Dinos vs. UofA »

Oct. 13
Society of Law Students Alumni Reception »

Oct. 20
Idea Igniters »

It's not the same without a frame!

Put your hard-earned degree on display. Frame it today in an official UCalgary degree frame in a variety of styles to suit classic or modern tastes.
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Class Notes
Wedding, birth, promotion, anniversary, retirement or award?
Let us know about your major life events and we'll publish a selection in the next issue of UCalgary Alumni magazine. Send them to: netcommunity and go to Class Notes.

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