January 28, 2000posted on Nov. 17: New mathematical model explains changing patterns of epidemics
A simple, new mathematical model enables scientists to predict epidemics of infectious diseases such as measles. A team of researchers from McMaster University, Cambridge University and the University of Florida developed the model and applied it to measles epidemics. Their research is reported in the Jan. 28 issue of the journal Science. "The model we have developed is simpler than others that are currently being studied. Our approach will make it easier to address other problems in epidemiology and ecology," says David Earn, professor of applied mathematics at McMaster.
January 28, 20001999 OSAP figures show decline in the default rates of McMaster students
McMaster continues to show an impressive decline in the default rates of students issued Ontario Student Assistance Plan loans (OSAP). Figures released by the provincial government on Jan. 26 show the school's default rate at 6.0 per cent in 1999, down from 6.6 per cent a year earlier.
January 27, 2000Diet + exercise = good health
The new year inevitably brings promises of exercise and dieting for many Canadians. For most, those resolutions are quickly broken. But would that success rate . . .
January 27, 2000Noble looks to make a difference as new privacy commissioner
[img_inline align=”right” src=”http://padnws01.mcmaster.ca/images/Noble.jpg” caption=”Allisan Noble”]When Allisan Noble was approached to become McMaster's new freedom of information and privacy commissioner, she saw the opportunity to make . . .
January 27, 2000Certification, grievance procedures discussed at workshop
Members of the McMaster University Staff Association (MUSA) and McMaster University's administration met Tuesday, Jan. 25 at Wentworth House for a workshop on the impact . . .
January 26, 2000Issue of disputed MUSA votes resolved
The University administration and the McMaster University Staff Association (MUSA) have resolved the matter of some 93 disputed votes cast in March 1999 during a union certification vote on campus. In addition, the two parties have reached agreement on how the membership of MUSA is defined.
January 26, 2000Marvin Ryder chairs new transition board
McMaster business professor Marvin Ryder will chair a provincial transition board to ensure a smooth transition toward the new City of Hamilton.
January 26, 2000Boetzkes is acting director, women’s studies
[img_inline align=”right” src=”http://padnws01.mcmaster.ca/images/Boetzkes1.jpg”]The new face in the Women's Studies Program office belongs to Elisabeth Boetzkes. But Boetzkes is no stranger to McMaster University, having been . . .
January 25, 2000Ramipril study brings good news
The risk of cardiovascular disease among people with diabetes is significantly reduced by the action of the drug Ramipril, McMaster researchers have found.
January 25, 2000OT/PT programs move to master’s level
The Faculty of Health Sciences will upgrade its highly-touted occupational and physiotherapy programs to the master's level this fall, offering a master's degree in clinical . . .
January 25, 2000Moist makes Millennimania marvellous
It came three weeks late but the McMaster Student Union's millennium celebration was a great success.
January 25, 2000MSU cements its membership in provincial body
McMaster Students Union (MSU) is now a full member of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA).
January 25, 2000Social sciences students support experiential education
Social sciences students have accepted a proposal to institute Experiential Education (EE) within the Faculty of Social Sciences. All full-time students in the Faculty were eligible to vote during the two-day referendum held on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 20 and 21.
January 23, 2000Technology may change, but human nature won’t
As e-commerce quickly becomes an increasingly important part of most companies' business activities, it will be the entrepreneurial spirit that will make the difference. That . . .
January 21, 2000Business school welcomes new dean
The new face in the dean's office in the School of Business belongs to Vishwanath V. Baba, who officially joined the University on Jan. 1.
January 21, 20001999 President’s Staff Awards
Three individual staff members, the 12-member MacOnline team and the staff of the Health Sciences Library are the 1999 recipients of the President's Staff Awards.
January 21, 2000Board of Governors elections go on-line
Staff in the Board of Governors office have spent too many Sundays counting and recounting hundreds of election ballots. Bruce Frank, secretary of the Board, . . .
January 21, 2000TAs gain wage increase
A new three-year agreement between McMaster and the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3906, representing almost 1,400 teaching assistants, provides increases in three wage categories.
January 21, 2000Del Harnish chairs new health sciences program
Pathology & molecular biology professor Del Harnish has been appointed chair of the new Bachelor of Health Sciences Program.
January 21, 2000Vitamin E, Ramipril study results released
A study conducted by researchers at McMaster and published in the Jan. 20 New England Journal of Medicine refutes the popular belief that Vitamin E prevents strokes and heart attacks.