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On Campus NEWS Current Edition: Friday, February 27, 1998

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University coordinates resources to respond to "sensitive issues"

The University has designed a flexible mechanism to address various types of situations that have the potential to develop into serious personal, departmental, or University problems.

'Barn Raisers' group hopes to renovate campus Barn

The Saskatchewan Agricultural Graduates Association (SAGA) has formed a group to see how the 1912 Stone Barn might be renovated or retrofitted and given new life in some way.

Discoveries may revolutionize Alzheimer's, Parkinson's treatment and provide revenue for University

The Neuropsychiatry Research Unit's discovery of drugs that stop the progress of diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's in laboratory animals may become a source of substantial revenues for the University.

StarPhoenix reporter joins Research Services team

Beginning next week, Kathryn Warden, who's had the University beat for the StarPhoenix since December of 1995 - the first such arrangement in Canada, will don a new hat as communications officer, Office of Research Services.

Success of First and Best National Campaign leads to some misconceptions

There's no questioning the success of the University's First and Best National Campaign: the fundraising effort met its $30 million goal less than one year after the 1995 public launch, and the total amount pledged now stands at $47 million.

Many campaign donations earmarked

Many of the donations to the First and Best National Campaign have been made with specific purposes, programs, or projects in mind.

Huskies battling for top playoff spot

The Hockey Huskies are sitting atop the east division of the Canada West University Hockey League, just as they were at this time last year.

U of S International establishes $1,000 award in Dr. Ivany's name

On the occasion of its fifth anniversary, the University of Saskatchewan International (USI) office announces the creation of the J.W. George Ivany Internationalization Award, to recognize outstanding contributions by academic or administrative staff in promoting global links.

Khachatourians named director of, and to R&D position in, prestigious Californian biotech giant

Mycogen, a leading agri-business and biotechnology giant headquartered in San Diego, has appointed Professor George Khachatourians, of Applied Microbiology and Food Science, as a first time director and a member of its R & D Technology Committee - the first Canadian to serve in this capacity.

University rides Coca-Cola wave into the future of post secondary funding

The recent Coca-Cola Bottling Ltd. deal with the University to sell only Coca-Cola beverages (except dairy products and alcohol products) may be the first of many such exclusivity contracts, says Tony Whitworth, vice-president (finance and administration).

Economics Department's SABER to sell research expertise

The Economics Department is introducing an organization that will provide an opportunity for academics to practice their skills as well as provide a source of revenues.

Art and Art History to present "how-dunnit" show for all ages

The Department of Art and Art History is planning hands-on, multi-media exhibition of art-making techniques and encouraging elementary and high school teachers to book tours for their students.

City Council supports Medicine's plea that the feds increase the MRC's budget

At its February 9 meeting, City Council unanimously endorsed a College of Medicine resolution calling for the restoration of funding from the Medical Research Council of Canada (MRC).

University's Project Move benefits thousands of youngsters

Demand for instruction in hip-hop exceeds what can be supplied by the education and physical education students from the U of S.

Place Riel Theatre closing after 21 years

As of April 30, Place Riel Theatre will no longer be a movie house option.

U of S introduces new Access Bursaries

The University has created 97 new Access Bursaries to be awarded both to entering students and to ones continuing their undergraduate studies here.

University to hold two-day education equity forum

As part of its 90th anniversary celebrations, the University will be holding a two-day, open forum on education equity and accessibility, from Thursday, March 12, to Saturday, March 14, in Place Riel Theatre and 143 Arts Building.

U of S selected to deliver agri-food leadership program

The University is delivering an ambitious new leadership program for the agri-food industry.

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