McMaster Archive

March 31, 2000

Bell fund award supports new Web site on mystic women

[img_inline align=”right” src=”” caption=”Garay, Wesley, Ryder, McKay, Woolf, Jeay”]A substantial award from the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund will enable professors in McMaster's Faculty . . .

March 31, 2000

Kipling antic tops them all

It's a bird, it's a's a K car! This automobile was found comfortably nesting on top of the University tower this morning. How'd it get there? Well, only our civil engineering students know for sure. The antic is part of an annual celebration called Kipling, a ceremony at which graduating students receive their rings. That ceremony takes place today at 4 p.m. For the record, an unidentified source told us the car was cut into 20-plus pieces, transported to the roof, reassembled, and placed on a six-foot high wooden frame so it would be seen. The car is a "replica" of that owned by civil engineering professor K. S. Sivakumaran.

March 30, 2000

Basil Alexander awarded Honour M

[img_inline align=”right” src=”” caption=”Basil Alexander and Peter George”]The achievements and accomplishments of McMaster students, faculty and alumni during the 1999-2000 academic year were recognized on . . .

March 29, 2000

Groundbreaking ceremony today for new University Centre

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new University Centre will be held at McMaster this afternoon. The ceremony will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Zone 2 parking lot, where the large tent is located. University faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. See related story on the Daily News: "University Centre construction begins"

March 29, 2000

University Centre construction begins

The University Centre is expected to infuse new life and energy into the campus. But its construction will also cause a few temporary changes. The . . .

March 29, 2000

Construction of new University Centre begins

McMaster University is one step closer to having a campus heart and a central meeting place for students following a groundbreaking ceremony March 29 for a new University Centre. The long-awaited event marks a more than 20-year effort by students and administrators at McMaster to establish a University Centre on campus. See related story on the Daily News: "University Centre construction begins"

March 28, 2000

New student residence to take shape

A new student residence is closer to reality with the recent selection of a location for the facility as well as the project architects. The "preferred" site of the new building is located just west of the E.T. Clarke Centre, which houses the central utilities services including parking and security, and north of Thode Library.

March 28, 2000

Summa exhibition: Showcase of new art by emerging artists

Alternating Currents, a collection of work by graduating students of the Studio Art program,runs from April 16 to May 21.

March 28, 2000

Humanities Essay Prize winners announced

The following students are recipients of the 1999-2000 Humanities Essay Prizes (Term I) awarded annually by the dean's office.

March 27, 2000

Pharmacia & Upjohn boosts breast cancer research

The pharmaceutical and health care company Pharmacia & Upjohn today announced a contribution of $500,000 towards a program in breast cancer research conducted by renowned McMaster researcher Mark Levine. Levine is a professor of medicine and clinical epidemiology & biostatistics, as well as director of the Clinical Research Institute at McMaster. Pharmacia & Upjohn's contribution will support the following initiatives in breast cancer research:developing new anti-cancer therapies; increasing knowledge on why thrombosis commonly occurs in cancer and developing new strategies to prevent and treat this problem; and improving communication to women on breast cancer risk and prevention strategies.

March 27, 2000

Textile Management Internship Program (TMIP) wins major award

The Textile Management Internship Program, presented by the Michael G. DeGroote School of Business in partnership with Mohawk College, has been selected as one of . . .

March 27, 2000

Business school launches on-site MBA program at Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and the McMaster University School of Business have launched an on-site Master of Business Administration (MBA) program for P&WC employees. The "McMaster MBA @ P&WC Program" allows qualified employees to attend courses at P&WC's aerospace engine facility in Mississauga, Ontario to obtain an MBA degree from the business school.

March 27, 2000

McMaster men’s tennis team wins national title

The McMaster men's varsity tennis team defeated the University of Manitoba by a score of 7-2 to win the national title at Canadian University Tennis Championships in Winnipeg on the weekend. The men won their first-ever OUA crown in October to qualify for this event. They defeated Queen's in the semi-finals 4-3 and then defeated the defending OUA champion Western Mustangs 4-1 in the finals.

March 24, 2000

Four candidates vie for two teaching staff positions on Board

Four nominations have been submitted for two teaching staff positions on the Board of Governors. An online election will be held beginning at 9 a.m. . . .

March 24, 2000

Russell lecturer to discuss conflict, power

The Centre for Peace Studies presents its 14th annual Bertrand Russell Peace lectures on Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28. Johan Galtung, distinguished professor . . .

March 23, 2000

Six students awarded travel scholarships

Six McMaster men and women are recipients of the 2000 Travel Scholarships, which offer third-year students the opportunity to enhance their educational experience by studying . . .

March 23, 2000

Students honour excellence in teaching

Students have awarded nine McMaster professors for their dedication to their students. The awards were presented at a reception this week. The 1999-2000 McMaster Students Union Teaching Award recipients are: William Harris (Arts & Science Program), Paul Rome (engineering), Otto Sanchez-Sweatman (health sciences), Pamela Sugiman (social sciences), Digby Sale (kinesiology), Patrick Yip (science), Marilyn Adams (business), Jean Wilson (humanities), and Sarah Todd (social work).

March 22, 2000

Popular radio host is guest at graduate students’ celebration

The fifth annual Graduate Students Day, hosted by the Graduate Students Association and the School of Graduate Studies, is shaping up to be a quirky affair. A day-long celebration of education is planned for today, March 23. Bob McDonald, host of CBC Radio's popular science program Quirks and Quarks, will attend the evening activities, held in the Council Chamber, which include refreshments and an awards ceremony. McDonald will be joined by Harvey Weingarten, McMaster's provost and vice-president academic, and Susan Johnson, a doctoral economics student, for a panel discussion on "Demystifying Research in the 'Ivory Tower': Engaging the Public in a Discussion on the Importance of Graduate Student Research."

March 21, 2000

New phone system hears you

New and exciting technology was introduced to the everyday routine of most members of the McMaster community in late October, but Terry Cleland, director of . . .

March 21, 2000

Scholars 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.)