Posts Tagged ‘arts’

UBC study explores why students with learning disabilities excel in opera

May. 30, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Beats, Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC researchers have launched a study to explore why learning-disabled students shine in the University’s demanding opera program. The study, called Libretti of Learning, will be presented at Congress, a national gathering of 7,000 researchers that begins June 1 in Victoria.

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Read UBC Reports’ full interview with Eva Kwan

Apr. 4, 2013 | Filed under: Extra | Tags: , , , , , , ,

How do you interact with Hadfield? I am part of Chris’ medical support team. Specifically, I am co-op student with the Operational Space Medicine team of the Astronauts, Life Sciences, and Space Medicine directorate at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) which is under Space Exploration. My supervisor, Leena Tomi, is responsible for what we call [...]

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Academia is one of the most liberal occupations in the U.S., UBC Sociology Prof. Neil Gross says.

Turn left here

Apr. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A Q and A with Prof. Neil Gross on universities and liberal thinking

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Eight Canada Research Chairs valued at $4.5M appointed at UBC

Mar. 15, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia research in areas ranging from Indigenous literature, to nanotechnology, to evolutionary biology received a boost today with the appointment and renewal of eight Canada Research Chairs.

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Better than polls? UBC launches prediction market for B.C. Election

Feb. 27, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

UBC’s Sauder School of Business has launched an online prediction market for investors seeking to predict the outcome of B.C.’s May 14 provincial election.

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Computerized ‘Rosetta Stone’ reconstructs ancient languages

Feb. 11, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia and Berkeley researchers have used a sophisticated new computer system to quickly reconstruct protolanguages – the rudimentary ancient tongues from which modern languages evolved.

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UBC English Prof. Mary Chapman found pioneering Chinese-American author Edith Eaton’s lost works -- one of the largest literary discoveries in 20 years. Martin Dee Photograph

Meet Mary Chapman, literary sleuth

Feb. 6, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC prof. uncovers lost works by Asian-American author, Edith Eaton

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Body language can predict outcomes for recovering alcoholics

Feb. 4, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

To predict whether a problem drinker will hit the bottle again, ignore what they say and watch their body language for displays of shame, a new UBC study finds.

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UBC building wins prestigious Wallpaper* Magazine design award

Jan. 28, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Design and lifestyle magazine Wallpaper* has bestowed its 2013 ‘Best Lab’ award to the University of British Columbia’s new Pharmaceutical Sciences Building.

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'When I Walk' focuses on a young man living with multiple sclerosis.

Film produced by UBC student goes to Sundance

Jan. 9, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A UBC student who helped make The Corporation an international hit film has executive produced a powerful documentary that will premiere at next week’s Sundance Film Festival.

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