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February 2011  |  Volume 11, Issue 2

A summary of campus news and events for alumni and friends

Terrence Donnelly (left) and Carlo Fidani (right)

Donations by Terrence Donnelly (left) and Carlo Fidani (right) will make the new Health Sciences Centre at U of T Mississauga a reality. Dean Catharine Whiteside, Faculty of Medicine, looks on.

- Campus News and Events -

U OF T MISSISSAUGA GETS LARGEST GIFT IN ITS HISTORY
Terrence Donnelly has given UTM $12 million to make the campus’s planned health sciences centre a reality ...

U OF T’S INFLUENCE SPREADS FAR AND WIDE
The university’s new community impact report illustrates the effect U of T has on the surrounding community, as well as the wider world ...

CHANGE IS IN THE AIR
U of T has a new vice-principal at U of T Mississauga, an incoming chief librarian and a newly reappointed dean of the Rotman School of Management ...

Professor Nick Mount
English professor Nick Mount
receives prestigious 3M
National Teaching Fellowship.

AWARDS GALORE
Faculty members are winning awards left and right for both research and teaching. The most recent crop includes a Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, two Sloan Fellowships, a 3M National Teaching Fellowship and membership in the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). In addition, a School of Continuing Studies writing instructor is the winner of CBC’s Canada Reads competition ...

MOBBING McCALLION
U of T Mississauga faculty, staff and students organized a flash mob to surprise Mayor Hazel McCallion on her 90th birthday ...

WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?
Historian Elizabeth Abbott discusses the history of marriage and mistresses in this story and bonus audio interview ...

FACULTY OF LAW OFFERS EXECUTIVE MASTER’S DEGREE
Following in the footsteps of business schools, the Faculty of Law has created a global executive master’s degree program ...

- Research News -

ACADEMY AWARD MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR MARRIAGE
New research shows that actresses who win the Best Actress Oscar are much more likely to divorce than their competitors ...

FIFTY YEARS OF STEM CELL RESEARCH
It was 50 years ago that two U of T researchers first demonstrated the existence of stem cells, changing cell biology forever ...

BARK ISN’T FOR DOGS
Forestry and engineering professors are working to turn tree bark into eco-friendly industrial products ...

WAS FOX MAN’S BEST FRIEND?
The discovery of an ancient cemetery in the Middle East has researchers wondering ...

- Alumni News and Events -

Professor André Sorenson
Professor André Sorenson of Urban Geography gives a talk on urban sustainability.

A BUSY SPRING FOR REGIONAL EVENTS
On March 10, Professor André Sorenson, who teaches Urban Geography at the University of Toronto Scarborough, gives a talk in York Region on "Suburbs, Sprawl and Sustainability"...
Feb. 24: Waterloo, ON (Lecture featuring Prof. John Oesch)
Mar. 3: London, UK (Maple Leaf Trust Dinner Dance)
Mar. 16: New York, NY (Inter-University Alumni Group Night)
Mar. 17: Geneva, CH (Inter-University Alumni Group Night)
Mar. 29: London, UK (Panel discussion with Dr. Hilary Austen)
Mar. 31: Boston, MA (Pan Canadian Alumni Reception)
Apr. 3: Los Angeles, CA (Alumni reception at Consul General’s Official Residence)
Apr. 4: San Francisco, CA (Alumni reception hosted by Chancellor David R. Peterson)
Apr. 10: Vancouver, BC (Alumni reception hosted by Chancellor David R. Peterson)
Apr. 11: Calgary, AB (Alumni reception hosted by Chancellor David R. Peterson)
Apr. 27: Boston, MA (Panel discussion with Dr. Hilary Austen)
Apr. 30: Washington, DC (35th Annual All Canada Alumni Dinner)

ENJOY AN AFTERNOON DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
On March 19, alumni are invited to bring children ages 6 and up to Alice in Wonderland at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People. An ice-cream sundae party follows the performance ...

Spring Reunion: May 25 to 29, 2011

MAKE IT A REUNION TO REMEMBER
If you graduated in a year ending in 1 or 6, your Spring Reunion takes place this May 25 to 29 at locations all over campus. Visit the Spring Reunion website to view and register for events at your college or department. And remember to sign up for any of the UofT-wide signature events, including the always-popular Stress-Free Degree lectures ...

JOHN TORY ADDRESSES ALUMNI AT ANNUAL MEETING
All alumni are invited to the University of Toronto Alumni Association Annual General Meeting (UTAA AGM) on Saturday, May 28 from 2 to 4 p.m., featuring distinguished U of T graduate John Tory (BA 1975 Trinity) as keynote speaker ...

INVITE A STUDENT, OR 12, FOR DINNER
New alumni volunteers are needed to host students for an evening of good food and conversation in the Dinner with 12 Strangers program this spring. Find out how far a little bit of hospitality goes towards showing students what a welcoming and friendly community U of T can be ...

- U of T Magazine -

LAST CHANCE TO SEND US YOUR STORIES AND POEMS!
Submit your original, unpublished story or poem to U of T Magazine’s 2011 Alumni Writing Contest for a chance to win $1,000 and publication in the Summer 2011 issue. Runner-up prizes will also be awarded. The deadline for submissions has been extended to March 1, 2011 ...

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- Websites of Interest -

University of Toronto homepage: www.utoronto.ca
Alumni Circle homepage: http://alumni.utoronto.ca
Alumni Benefits: http://alumni.utoronto.ca/benefits
Alumni Travel: www.alumnitravel.utoronto.ca
Continuing Studies: http://learn.utoronto.ca
U of T Bookstore: www.uoftbookstore.com
U of T News: www.news.utoronto.ca
U of T Magazine: www.magazine.utoronto.ca
U of T Libraries: http://main.library.utoronto.ca
Varsity Blues: www.varsityblues.ca


The Temple Bar in Dublin
The Temple Bar pub is a Dublin landmark.

A LITERARY TOUR OF IRELAND

Not just for James Joyce fans, this literary expedition will appeal to lovers of authentic Irish culture and island life. We start with five days in Dublin, where we’ve arranged special visits to leading libraries, galleries and country houses. We’ll view the paintings of Jack B Yeats, tour the Dublin Writer’s Museum and take tea at Newbridge House. We’ll travel out to Sandycove for readings at Martello Tower to greet Bloomsday and take in the festivities at the James Joyce Cultural Centre. On leaving Dublin, we'll ferry to the Aran Islands, where bracing clliffside walks end at lively pubs and Gaelic is still a living language. All this and a great pint too!

For more information visit the Alumni Travel Program website.


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