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January 2011  |  Volume 11, Issue 1

A summary of campus news and events for alumni and friends

- Campus News and Events -

Professor Donald Ainslie
Professor Donald Ainslie is UC's new principal.
Photo: Steve Frost

NEW PRINCIPAL FOR UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Professor Donald Ainslie, chair of both the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Science and the tri-campus Graduate Department of Philosophy, has been named the new University College principal as of July 1 ...

INNOVATION UPCOMING
Nine U of T students are among the Next 36, a group of university students who will be groomed as entrepreneurs ...

AGING LIKE FINE WINE
Economics professor Mike Hare has been teaching at U of T for 48 years and has his sights set on 50 ...

APPLAUSE SUGGESTED
Two U of T faculty members and three alumni were named to the Order of Canada, while nine faculty members were elected fellows of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science ...

U OF T SCARBOROUGH HIRES CAMH PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Michael Bagby, director of clinical research and senior scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, will join the faculty at U of T Scarborough and put his energies towards establishing a doctoral program in clinical psychology ...

UNRAVELLING THE UNIVERSE AT CON HALL
On Jan. 28 at Convocation Hall, the 8th annual Expanding Canada’s Frontiers symposium is presented by the Astronomy & Space Exploration Society (ASX), a non-profit organization run by U of T’s space community. Open to the public ...

- Arts News -

The Threepenny Opera (UC Follies) plays at Hart House Theatre Feb. 3 to 12.
"By the Thames's turbid waters
Men abruptly tumble down,
Is it plague or it is cholera?
Or is Mackie back in town?"
At Hart House Theatre,
Feb. 3 to 12


NORTH KOREA FOCUS OF UNIQUE EXHIBITION
Don’t miss the opportunity to get a glimpse of life in North Korea by visiting the U of T Art Centre’s current exhibition, North Korean Images at Utopia’s Edge ...

WITCHES & BITCHES PERFORM
A new production based on the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Witches & Bitches, graces the stage at Theatre Erindale through Jan. 29 ...

MACKIE’S BACK IN TOWN
The Threepenny Opera (UC Follies) plays at Hart House Theatre Feb. 3 to 12. With book and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht and music by Kurt Weill, it's not an opera but a black comedy told in the jazz-cabaret style that gave birth to Chicago, Cabaret and Sweeney Todd ...

- Research News -

U OF T ASTRONOMERS STUDY PLANCK RESULTS
U of T astronomers are among the scientists worldwide studying the first results from the Planck space telescope mission ...

A KEY TO CHRONIC PAIN RELIEF
A new drug that targets parts of the brain and spinal cord associated with pain perception may offer some relief to chronic pain sufferers, say U of T researchers ...

LANGUAGE BARRIERS?
A professor from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education has conducted a study exploring why Spanish-speaking students in Toronto drop out of school ...

DIVERSITY CAN LEAD TO INCLUSION, SAY RESEARCHERS
Diversity can actually encourage people to help each other instead of sparking conflict, say professors at the Rotman School of Management ...

- Alumni News and Events -

Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People poster
Treat the kids to an afternoon at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre.

SCORE BIG WITH THE KIDS
On Feb. 19, U of T alumni are invited to bring children ages 7 and up to The Big League at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People. An ice-cream sundae party follows the afternoon performance ...

EVENTS COMING UP IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
Jan. 24: New York, NY (Reception hosted by President David Naylor)
Jan. 25: New York, NY (Discussion featuring Malcolm Gladwell and Dean Roger Martin)
Jan. 27: Ottawa, ON (12th Ottawa Alumni Business Networking Luncheon)
Feb. 2: Washington, DC (Lecture featuring Prof. Ron Deibert)
Feb. 9: Ottawa, ON (Lecture featuring Prof. Ron Deibert)
Feb. 10: London, UK (Maple Leaf Trust Luncheon Series)
Feb. 17: Vancouver, BC (Alumni Group Pub Night)
Feb. 24: Waterloo, ON (Lecture featuring Prof. John Oesch)

Tuscan hilltop view
Summer Abroad in Italy is held in the hilltop Tuscan town of Siena.

- Websites of Interest -

During the University of Toronto Summer Abroad program, open to alumni as well as to students, you can earn a full-year undergraduate degree credit while staying in England, Italy, Australia, Japan, Kenya and many other locations, which themselves become "living textbooks" ...

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