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August 2018

Staff  –  Dal 200, Community & Culture
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Dal’s spirit of celebration can be found across Halifax and Truro this summer. Don’t miss the Dal 200 decorative installations at the Halifax Public Gardens, on the MacKay Bridge and in the Ag Campus Alumni Gardens.
Staff  –  Science, Community & Culture
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
The Honourable Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons, dropped by to visit the SuperNOVA summer camps late last month, getting an up-close look at how the Dal organization is engaging youth in science.
Laura Eramian and Myriam Denov  –  Sociology and Social Anthropology, Research, Arts and Social Sciences
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Is it always good to talk about violent pasts? Sixty Rwandan youths participated in a research project co-led by Dal's Laura Eramian (Sociology and Social Anthropology) that aimed to understand the perspectives of people born of rapes committed during the genocide.
James Ross  –  Research, News, Engineering, Student Life
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Dal Engineering is taking part in the Microtransat Challenge, with its autonomous sailboat currently making its way across the Atlantic Ocean all on its own power.
Mary Jane Webber  –  News
Monday, August 13, 2018
Parking spots return to Halifax campuses as construction ends. Rates remain largely the same, with passes on-sale as of Tuesday, August 14.
Stefanie Wilson  –  Student Services, Law, Student Life, Graduate Studies
Monday, August 13, 2018
Wura Eyitayo-Oyesode travelled far from her home in Nigeria to pursue her interest in international tax law at Dalhousie, but it’s sparked new community connections that have focused her interest in helping others.
Staff  –  Student Life, News
Friday, August 10, 2018
With reports that the Saudi Arabian government has moved to withdraw students from Canadian universities, Dalhousie is reaching out to its Saudi students, letting them know about available supports on campus and promising to keep them updated as further information becomes available.
Ryan McNutt  –  Physics and Atmospheric Science, Science, Community & Culture
Friday, August 10, 2018
This weekend, stargazers of all stripes will be looking upwards as the Perseid meteor shower is set to colour the night sky. And those headed to the Eastern Shore to watch can learn from the experts as staff from the Dal Planetarium serve as guides to one of the year’s most impressive starry spectacles.
Ryan McNutt  –  Research, Science, Mathematics and Statistics
Friday, August 10, 2018
For years, Jason Brown has been using mathematical theory to unlock the secrets of the Beatles. His latest project, a collaboration with researchers from Harvard, is generating headlines around the world as it seeks to settle debates that fans have been arguing for decades.
Jean-Philippe Pignol and Nienke Hoekstra  –  Medicine, Research, Radiation Oncology
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
New research from Dal's Nienke Hoekstra and Jean-Philippe Pignol reveals the risks of lung cancer after breast cancer radiotherapy and identifies the best treatment to reduce these risks.