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April 2020

Ryan McNutt, with files from Janet Dyson  –  Student Life, Alumni, Health Professions, News
Thursday, April 30, 2020
How Dalhousie and its friends, alumni and donors have come together to provide urgent financial support for students during this pandemic — and how you can help.
Alison Auld  –  Medicine, Research
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Pediatric cancer patients should be revaccinated after receiving chemotherapy or face a higher risk of pneumococcal disease and chickenpox, according to new research from Dal’s Canadian Center for Vaccinology.
Matt Reeder  –  Research, News
Thursday, April 30, 2020
New smartphone apps being developed could help track and trace where people with the virus have been and alert others who might be at risk of coming into contact with it. But Stan Matwin, director of Dal's Institute for Big Data Analytics, says decision-makers must grapple with how to make these programs both effective and respectful of people’s privacy.
Rebecca Rawcliffe  –  Computer Science, Management, Medicine, Law, News
Thursday, April 30, 2020
In an era when digital transformation is rapidly changing industries around the world, Dal's new Master of Digital Innovation program draws on expertise from four Faculties to help train digital professionals that can work in any sector.
Tom Ue  –  Research, English, Arts and Social Sciences
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
The bestselling novel turned film exposes paradoxes of fixing a broken system with its own tools, writes adjunct professor Tom Ue. As we collectively meditate on the world's problems, why not imagine better worlds?
Genevieve MacIntyre  –  Student Life, Arts and Social Sciences, Music, Community & Culture
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Priscilla Lee, a third-year Music student in cello performance, had to audition for her prestigious apprenticeship virtually. Now, at age 18, she’s the youngest apprentice ever to work with Symphony Nova Scotia.
Michele Charlton  –  Research, Medicine, Community Health and Epidemiology
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Susan Kirkland, head of Dal’s Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, is co-lead of a new national study collecting data on aging adults’ experience during COVID-19.
Matthew Bonn  –  Research
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Drug users are already among the most marginalized and stigmatized populations in times without a pandemic, writes research coordinator Matthew Bonn. Unless we decriminalize drug use, once again they will bear the brunt of another deadly disease.
Alison Auld  –  Research, Computer Science, Oceans, Oceans
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Researchers at Dalhousie are using algorithms and machine learning to listen for the distinct calls of one of the world’s most endangered animals in a bid to identify where they are and shield them from one of their greatest threats.
Julia M. Wright  –  Research, English, Arts and Social Sciences
Monday, April 27, 2020
From cholera outbreaks to public health actions, war metaphors have long been used to describe diseases, writes English Professor Julia Wright. They show what we fear and help to explain our world to ourselves.