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March 28, 2011

The fourth presentation in the Spotlight on Student Engagement Series will take place on Tuesday, April 5, 2:30 to 3:30 pm in AVC Lecture Theatre A. The guest speaker will be Sharon MacLeod, brand-building director of Unilever Canada. In her presentation entitled, "The Way a Woman Leads", Sharon will share how Dove challenged conventions with the Campaign for Real Beauty and helps girls reach their full potential through the Dove self-esteem fund. She will share her experience as a marketer, leader and businesswoman. Sharon MacLeod is best known for her expertise in consumer behaviour, her creativity, and as the driving force behind Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty – an initiative that has made Dove Canada’s most-recognized brand. A true visionary in her field, MacLeod challenges traditional marketing and business practices, believing that professionals like her can extend the power of brands to positively impact the lives of women everywhere. For more details about Sharon and the Student Engagement Speaker Series, please visit: http://vpacademic.upei.ca/speaker/way-woman-leads Everyone is welcome.
Sincere thanks to everyone who kindly supported the UPEI Cares fundraising activities on March 24. The event raised a total of $3,742 for Japan relief. Congratulations to Jeff McGuigan who won $230 in the 50/50 draw.
Faculty Recognition Night will be held Thursday, April 28, beginning at 7:00 pm (reception: 6:30 pm) at the Stanhope Beach Resort & Conference Centre. Each year this event honours the winners of the Hessian Award for Excellence in Teaching and the UPEI Merit Award for Scholarly Achievement. It is also an opportunity to honour the service of retiring academic staff, as well as to recognize those who have served UPEI for 25 years or more (and who have not previously received a 25-year pin). Tickets are $50.00 each (with a subsidized price of $25.00 for FA members and their guests), and can be pre-ordered at the Faculty Association Office, Main Bldg., Room 315, Ext. 0438. Faculty Recognition Night is co-sponsored by the U.P.E.I. Faculty Association and the Office of the President
Dr. Philip Jessop, Canada Research Chair of Green Chemistry, Queen’s University and the Technical Director of GreenCentre Canada will present a seminar on Wednesday, March 30 at 12:30 pm. Dr. Jessop’s presentation is entitled: “Switchable Chemistry in Water”. The seminar will be held in Room 128 in the KC Irving Chemistry Centre. Dr. Jessop will also give a public lecture on Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00 pm that outlines the origin of green chemistry, describes how one can assess if a new technology is “green”, and mentions, as examples of new technologies, the author’s switchable solvents. The public lecture will be held in Room 104 in the KC Irving Chemistry Centre. Everyone is welcome!
The Biology Department Seminar Series has completed its seminars for the year. The last seminar of the year, originally scheduled for April 1st, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled in the next academic year.
Priyanka Pundir, Department of Biomedical Sciences, will give a seminar entitled "Evaluation of the effects of a novel α-helical antimicrobial peptide, pleurocidin, on human mast cells" on Tuesday, March 29 at 3:30 pm in AVC, Lecture Theatre "A". Everyone is welcome.
The Department of History presents a lecture by Dr Donna Andrew on Monday, March 28 at 1:30 pm in Dalton Hall 301. The lecture is entitled "The Attack on Aristocratic Vice: Cultural Skirmishes in Eighteenth-Century Britain." It is based on her forthcoming book, which considers attacks on four aspects of aristocratic vice, i.e., duelling, gambling, suicide and adultery. Dr. Andrew is a recently retired professor at the University of Guelph. She is the author of three books, "Philanthropy and Police" (1990), on the relation between eighteenth-century charities and different sorts of political economy; "London Debating Societies 1776-95" (1994), a collection of newspaper notices and articles about this popular entertainment; and, with Randall McGowen, "The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd: Forgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London" (2001).

March 25, 2011

Nominations will be held for the 2011/12 MAPUS executive on March 28, 29, 30. Please drop in to the office in Main 102 and submit your nomination. Election & AGM will be held April 1 at 11:30 am in the MAPUS lounge, Main 102. If you have any questions, please call 566-0448 or email at mapus@upei.ca.
Eva Aariak, premier of Nunavut, will make a presentation on "Building Nunavut's Future" on March 29, 11:00 am to 12 noon. Premier Aariak’s vision of reinspiring the people of Nunavut, listening to communities, and developing a strong government led her to become Nunavut’s second territorial leader on November 19, 2008. Her presentation will take place in the Sociology/Anthropology lounge (room 520) Main Building. It is hosted by the International Office and the Faculty of Education. Everyone is welcome.
The Department of History presents a lecture by Dr Donna Andrew on Monday, March 28 at 1:30 pm in Dalton Hall 301. The lecture is entitled "The Attack on Aristocratic Vice: Cultural Skirmishes in Eighteenth-Century Britain." It is based on her forthcoming book, which considers attacks on four aspects of aristocratic vice, i.e., duelling, gambling, suicide and adultery. Dr. Andrew is a recently retired professor at the University of Guelph. She is the author of three books, "Philanthropy and Police" (1990), on the relationship between eighteenth-century charities and different sorts of political economy; "London Debating Societies 1776-95" (1994), a collection of newspaper notices and articles about this popular entertainment; and, with Randall McGowen, "The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd: Forgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London" (2001).

March 24, 2011

MAPUS will be holding nominations for the 2011/12 MAPUS executive on March 28, 29, 30. Please drop in to the office in Main Rm 102 and submit your nomination. Election & AGM will be held on April 1 at 11:30 am in the MAPUS Lounge, Main 102. If you have any questions please call 566-0448 or email at mapus@upei.ca.
The Department of English is pleased to announce the upcoming public presentation by Dr. Alicia Kerfoot, McMaster University, a candidate for the ten-month position in long eighteenth century. Her talk is scheduled for Friday, March 25 at 9:00 a.m. in Main 116. All are invited and welcome to attend.
Wkn an iPad! Let's Talk About Global Issues The fall 2010 Global Issues 151 course was designed to combine learning about global issues while also developing writing skills. UPEI is collecting opinions on the course in this online student survey. There will also be focus groups with students. Keep an eye open for invitations. The feedback will be in a report that will guide decisions about the course in 2011 and beyond. Who: All students who took GI 151 in the fall of 2010. When: NOW!!!!! Until March 31. Time: 10 MINUTES Prize: One iPad will be given away to a lucky student who fills out the survey. Where: Follow the link, check Moodle, or your email – it’s waiting for you! What: Global Issues 151 Course Review Contact: Questions on the review can be directed towards: cer@upei.ca Other: All student opinions are valuable to the review! Please share yours! Link: http://survey.upei.ca/survey/index.php?sid=16632
March 25, 1-2 Webster Centre Boardroom Building Connections in the First-year Experience In this session, June Countryman and Andrew Zinck will mediate a discussion exploring essential academic and personal issues that first-year students in all programs need to know. We are in the third year of running an 'immersion' program with our first-year students to help them make a successful transition from high school to university. We will share what we are learning from that experience as a springboard to the discussion. Facilitated by Drs. June Countryman & Andrew Zinck

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