February 10, 2000Discovery lights up world of fluorescent tubing
Barna Szabados thought it was inevitable his name would be added to a long list of engineers who had failed to solve one of science's most baffling problems. Szabados had spent four years trying to discover a method of dimming fluorescent light bulbs -- a simple-sounding problem that had dumbfounded everyone who had tackled it.
February 10, 2000New BA in health studies adds social science, humanities perspective
Senate has approved a new combined honours BA in health studies and another subject. The new program explores contemporary and historical meanings and practices associated with health and health care from an arts perspective.
February 10, 2000Greater focus on academics sought for Welcome Week
First-year students are able to quickly connect and identify with McMaster, but, according to a report reviewing Welcome Week 1999, the transition into a new academic setting isn't as immediate.
February 8, 2000IBM clients in China benefit from shared knowledge
Thirty-two industry, banking and business managers in China know more about Western management skills today thanks to a knowledge transfer course provided by McMaster faculty and IBM in Beijing.
February 8, 2000The pursuit of wisdom, humanities style
The Faculty of Humanities colloquium series promises to pursue the intellectual mission of the humanities -- the pursuit of wisdom in its different forms. The first in the series, Writing Up Lives in the Humanities, on Feb. 15, focuses on a hot trend -- researching and writing the biography.
February 8, 2000“No” vote will affect services, programs, hours
Students will not have access to health professionals at the Student Health Services(SHS) office on evenings or weekends, starting in September. The office already knows it will have to cut these hours as a result of the "No" vote on a proposed health services fee increase in the MSU referendum held this month.
February 7, 2000Mark Levine named first chair in breast cancer research
Professor of medicine Mark Levine is the first holder of the Buffett Taylor Chair in Breast Cancer Research. As the Buffett Taylor Chair in Breast Cancer Research, Levine will conduct independent research and clinical trials in breast cancer, evaluate the use of innovative methods to improve communication between physicians and women with breast cancer, and research methods to improve the use of clinical practice guidelines in the care of women with breast cancer.
February 7, 2000More students pick McMaster as their first choice
McMaster University is on the mind of many high school graduates, according to statistics released by the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC). As of Feb. 3, the University has seen a seven per cent increase in applications over the same period last year.
February 6, 2000New Steel Research Centre opens its doors
With the rapid changes in steel production, it is expected that the steel making process of today will be unrecognizable in 20 years. The objective . . .
February 6, 2000Region initiates environmental study for proposed new entrance for McMaster
The Region of Hamilton-Wentworth has initiated a class environmental assessment study for the newly proposed McMaster University/Main Street West entrance.
February 4, 2000Centre inundated with requests for early childhood development instrument
What elements best prepare children for successful learning? The School Readiness to Learn Project, undertaken by the Canadian Centre for Studies of Children at Risk . . .
February 4, 2000Fundraising campaign reaches $80-million mark
McMaster's "Changing Tomorrow Today" campaign has caught the attention - and support - of hundreds of alumni, faculty, staff and corporate sponsors. At the end of January, campaign donations reached the $80-million mark, or 80 per cent of the total.
February 4, 2000Students elect new MSU president
Students at McMaster have elected a new president. Marc Marzotto won the election on the third ballot with 1,697 votes. Sachin Aggarwal was second with 1,296 votes. Voting was held on Feb. 1 and 2. Other candidates who sought the chief position were Matt Armstrong and Sam Minniti. Results are not final until the appeal period has ended. Students said no to proposed increases in fees for both student health services and athletics & recreation.
February 3, 2000Women and body image subject of upcoming exhibit
American photographer Frank Cordelle brings the Century Project, a series of black-and-white and colour nude photographs of women, to Canada -- and McMaster -- for the very first time on Feb. 8.
February 3, 2000Soul food fair a comfort for the winter doldrums
The doldrums of winter may not always be snow-covered anymore, but the grey, flu-riddled blues still depress many. Soul Food Fair 2000, on Feb. 9, hopes to change all that.
February 3, 2000Report predicts critical strain on University’s resources
McMaster has found itself back on healthy economic ground, but the University's Finance Committee predicts this stability may be threatened by future trends beyond their control.
February 2, 2000Plans for new residence ease housing woes
The University is in the early process of planning a new residence. The need for additional living space comes from an anticipated influx of students . . .
February 2, 2000Airline changes have an impact on campus
An industry-wide move by Canada's major airlines to bypass traditional travel agents in order to deal directly with customers has had an impact on campus.
February 1, 2000National recognition for four chemical engineers
Four McMaster professors are among 20 Canadian chemical engineers honoured for their distinguished contributions to the field.
February 1, 2000McMaster graduate students initiate education campaign
They may feel it in the pocket book, but the McMaster Graduate Students Association thinks students don't quite grasp the full extent of tuition fee increases. So, the GSA decided to do its part to lobby against high tuition by trying to educate students on campus.