Archive for December, 2012

Kindness key to happiness and acceptance for children

Dec. 26, 2012 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Children who make an effort to perform acts of kindness are happier and experience greater acceptance from their peers, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Riverside.

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UBC Public Affairs holiday hours

Dec. 24, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed

UBC’s Public Affairs Office will be closed on statutory holidays and will provide limited service on Dec. 27, 28 and 31.

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UBC fisheries scientists recognized in Smithsonian Magazine’s Top Ten Ocean Stories of 2012

Dec. 20, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

UBC fisheries scientists were involved in two of the ten best ocean stories of 2012 by Smithsonian magazine’s Surprising Science blog.

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The Next Big Thing: UBC researchers predict game-changers that could rock our world

Dec. 19, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

From medical maggots to ethical robots, this year’s ten predictions are an eclectic mix of the unusual, unexpected, and hopeful.

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For power and status, dominance and skill trump likability

Dec. 19, 2012 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Finding the next Barack Obama or Warren Buffett might be as simple as looking at who attracts the most eyes in a crowd, a new UBC study finds.

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UBC scientists part of three PhysicsWorld’s top 10 breakthroughs

Dec. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC physicists and astronomers are part of three of the top four breakthroughs of 2012 in Physics World’s annual accounting of the greatest achievements in the field.

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Vol. 59 | No. 1

Dec. 18, 2012 | Filed under: UBC Reports

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IN THE NEWS

Dec. 18, 2012 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories

Highlights of UBC media coverage in December 2012

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Cloud U – UBC ventures boldly into the virtual university

Cloud U – UBC ventures boldly into the virtual university

Dec. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories, University News | Tags: , , , , , ,

Three leaders talk about the brave new world awaiting UBC students in ten years.

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Rosie Redfield, professor, Dept. of Zoology, and teacher of Useful Genetics, one of UBC’s first Massively Open Online Courses. Martin Dee Photograph.

Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Dec. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , ,

Increased access may equal a complete rethink of higher education.

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