March 21, 2000Scholars from Princeton, Vatican Observatory discuss the “End of the World and the Ends of God
Is humanity headed for the junkyard? Is there life after death? Does modern astrophysics undermine the hope of an afterlife? Does one's idea of the end affect how one conducts oneself now? Two leading scholars in theology and astrophysics will consider these kinds of questions and other topics relating to science, religion and eschatology when they present a pair of lectures at McMaster today and tomorrow. (Eschatology is the body of doctrines concerning the four last things: death, judgment, heaven and hell.)
March 21, 2000Liberal arts students get support from Angus Reid
If you're a student of history, sociology or philosophy and you are looking for an answer to pessimists who ask "What are going to do with a degree like that?" Angus Reid's essay, The Schooling of Entrepreneurs, provides a lifeline. Reid, founder of one of North America's largest market research companies and holder a doctorate in sociology, gives hope to those studying the liberal arts. He disputes those who think the pursuit of a broad background in the arts or sciences is a waste of time and money.
March 20, 2000Employees set to discuss results of staff survey
McMaster's administration hopes that the best way to address issues of concern from employees is to allow them to contemplate and work through solutions in a manner that is constructive for everyone.
March 20, 2000McMaster submits 13 proposals for CFI 2000
McMaster has submitted 13 project proposals in its application to the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI). The proposals fall into three separate categories: major applications, minor applications and inter-institutional submissions. The major applications include a $32.48-million proposal for a Centre for Molecular Medicine and Health, led by Jack Gauldie, a professor and chair of pathology and molecular medicine.
March 20, 2000Marauders denied national title again
HALIFAX — At least the McMaster men's basketball team can say they lost to the best. The Marauders will take home few fond on-court memories . . .
March 17, 2000McMaster basketball star earns national honours
HALIFAX- McMaster basketball star Steve Maga was a big winner at the CIAU awards dinner last night. Maga, a fourth-year student, was named a second . . .
March 17, 2000Apocalypse now or later?
On the assumption that the quests for truth of science and religion need not be only adversarial but can also be constructive, the Faculty of Science and Department of Religious Studies are set to present two distinguished lecturers who will address the theme of "The End of the World and the Ends of God."
March 16, 2000Students approve bus pass, miscellaneous fees
Full-time undergraduate students at McMaster have said "yes" to the continuation of the Hamilton Street Railway bus pass fee and have also agreed to start paying a new miscellaneous fee.
March 16, 2000Marauders takes eighth crack at gold
HALIFAX After an impressive seven-year run to the CIAU basketball championship tournament, yielding four national silver medals, the luck of the McMaster Marauders was supposed to have run out. Following last season, the team unexpectedly lost its entire front line. They found themselves smaller and inexperienced. Head coach Joe Raso, who has led the Marauders to each of their previous seven appearances, couldn't possibly weave his magic again said cynics.
March 15, 2000McMaster responds to government’s funding announcement
McMaster University's President, Peter George, is concerned that the government's funding announcements yesterday will not meet the needs of the university sector or the students who will attend universities over the next 10 to 15 years. "When I look at what the province is estimating it will flow to McMaster, I'm afraid that I see no opportunity to do much more than attempt to stay even," said President George. "I have no difficulty with the concept that funding is partially tied to performance. I can also appreciate that the government has other funding priorities this year. So I believe that this amount of money is not intended to address the anticipated effects of inflation nor the preparation needed for the double cohort and the projected enrolment increases that we will see in the coming years."
March 15, 2000Inventor will demonstrate wearable computer, reality mediator today
The McMaster Engineering Society and the IEEE Student Branch host a conference on technological innovation today at 6:30 p.m. in JHE-264. The keynote speaker is . . .
March 15, 2000Funding announcement disappoints Ontario university presidents
The Council of Ontario Universities is disappointed with the announcement on operating grants made March 14 by the minister of training, colleges and universities.
March 15, 2000McMaster study findings support the use of advance directives
[img_inline align=”right” src=”http://padnws01.mcmaster.ca/images/williemolloy.jpg” caption=”Willie Molloy”]When older people and their families make choices regarding long term care they use fewer health care resources and seem to . . .
March 14, 2000Students challenged to remain alcohol-free during Dry Weekend
Residents of Woodstock Hall were challenged this past weekend to remain free of alcohol. The aim of “Dry Weekend” was to both educate and entertain. . . .
March 14, 2000SRA approves extension of student levy for University Centre
The Student Representative Assembly has voted 23 to 1 in favour of extending, for an extra year, the undergraduate student levy for the new University Centre. The extended levy will help cover an increase in construction costs to build the centre. Tenders for the project came in $3.4 million above the $26.3 million construction budget.
March 14, 2000Provincial government announces 2000-2001 operating grants
Minister of training, colleges and universities Dianne Cunningham announced yesterday that post-secondary education operating grants to colleges and universities for the 2000-2001 academic year will be almost $2.4 billion, an increase of more than $68 million. In a press release issued March 14 and posted on the ministry's Web site, Cunningham said that university operating grants will increase by $52 million to almost $1.7 billion. The minister said that $16.5 million of this will be tied to performance based on three indicators: graduation rates, and graduate employment rates after six months and two years.
March 13, 2000Spring Open House will be McMaster’s most comprehensive ever
It's months before the leaves will begin blowing across the quad, but many high-school university applicants are wondering now whether the McMaster campus is where they'll be on the first day of the fall semester.
March 11, 2000McMaster excels in scientific research, report says
McMaster emerged a leader in a recent study that assessed scientific research performance at Canadian universities in the natural, engineering and biomedical sciences. In the engineering & technology category, McMaster ranked second, just behind the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), a Montreal-based graduate research institute. The University ranked third in the mathematics category and tied for third with McGill in the area of biomedical research.
March 10, 2000McMaster leads conference on raising the status of women
McMaster University and the Trained Nurses Association of India hope to raise the status of women around the world by bringing together those who work . . .
March 10, 2000Two McMaster researchers awarded more than $420,000 in recent CFI competition
Two McMaster researchers in the School of Geography & Geology will benefit from the Canada Foundation for Innovation's (CFI) New Opportunities Fund. The pair have been awarded more than $420,000 following a recent competition, it was announced yesterday.