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June 17, 2010

Be an early bird and register on or before Wednesday, June 30 for the sixth Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities taking place on campus August 17-20. The early bird rate of $350 saves $75 off the full registration price. The theme of "Innovation and Collaboration: Building Resilient Communities" is creating a strong and exciting program. Register online at http://www.upei.ca/si/si2010/en/registration.
A 'coffee house' will be held in the AVC Learning Commons, Tuesday, June 22, 10-11 am, to allow the campus community to express their appreciation to Dr. Rosemary Herbert for all her fine contributions in her role as Acting Vice-President Academic. Everyone is welcome.

June 16, 2010

This message is to inform the campus community that the Library has not renewed its subscription to ISI's Web of Science database (WoS). We realize this is a key database for many of you and we have taken steps to ensure access to appropriate alternative resources, as well as the WoS back-files. Late last year, we received notification that our subscription price was going to increase by 120%. A number of factors went into the decision not to renew. To read my letter to the campus community on this situation, please go to http://library.upei.ca/node/1496 Mark Leggott, University Librarian
Dr. Andrew Tappenden, University of Alberta, will be giving a presentation entitled, "Testing the Internet State Management Mechanism" on Monday, June 28 at 2:00 pm in Memorial Building, Room 215. All are welcome to attend. Abstract - Testing the Internet State Management Mechanism Cookies have been shown to be a staple of modern Internet systems. A novel testing strategy—cookie collection testing—is presented and evaluated. The cookies maintained in a browser are explored in light of anti-random testing techniques, culminating in the definition of seeding vectors as the basis for a scalable test suite. Essentially cookie collection testing seeks to verify web application robustness against modification—intentional or otherwise—of an application's internal state. Automation of the testing strategy is presented through the definition of test oracles, evaluation criterion and a novel extension of evolutionary adaptive random testing. Finally, the results of an empirical investigation of cookie collection testing are presented demonstrating the ability of the testing theory to reveal defects within real-world web applications. Rita Stanley, 628-4330
12-2 pm Friday, June 18 Adjacent to volleyball courts Donations gladly accepted :)
Hard to pronounce, but even harder to live up to: Inuit Qaujimjatuqangit, or I.Q., is the concept of Inuit traditional knowledge. As the territory of Nunavut tries to use I.Q. to guide itself in areas of public policy, UPEI is working with an award-winning filmmaker to track I.Q. among its next generation of leaders... Read the rest of the story on the ORD Blog: http://www.upei.ca/research/blogs/2010/06/15/inuit-qaujimajatuqangit

June 15, 2010

An introductory course in Drupal is offered from 10:00-12:00 noon Monday, June 21 in the computer lab, second floor Robertson Library. Please contact Shawn Arsenault (shwarsenault@upei.ca) if you have any questions. Register at http://www.upei.ca/webtraining
The Webster Centre is hosting a fundraising "Coffee House" Wednesday, June 16 from 10:00-11:00 am at the gazebo on campus for teams involved in the Rick Hanson Wheels In Motion event to be held at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre on June 25 at 3:00 pm. The students will provide coffee and the Webster Centre staff will provide treats. Please join us! Stop by, make a donation in support of our teams, grab a cup of coffee and say "Hello"! Rain venue is the Webster Centre for Teaching & Learning in the Robertson Library. Hope to see you there! Erin H.T. Peterson, 894-2825
The Faculty of Education invites members of the campus community to the public presentation of French Education candidate, Mr. Michel Leger on Thursday, June 17 at 11:30 am in Memorial 417. Brenda MacLean, blmaclean@upei.ca, 566-0349

June 14, 2010

This is a reminder regarding the deadline for Animal Care Protocols (new, renewal, or amendments) are to be submitted by Friday, July 2 for the July meeting. Please ensure you always download the current forms from the G:\ACC or www.upei.ca/research/acc_forms. Only current forms will be accepted. Both the signed hard copy and electronic protocol submission must be submitted by the deadline date. ∙ Submit one copy of original protocol to AVC - Annex, Biomedical Sciences Dept., Rm 2302 . ∙ Submit an electronic copy to animalcare@upei.ca Those protocols that miss the deadline will be reviewed the following month. For more information, please contact Sherri Pineau at 566-0973.
Chief Justice Thane A. Campbell Lectureship in Law presents: "Environmental Law: Are we making progress?" A free lecture by Toby Vigod, LLB, Executive Vice-Chair, Environmental Review Tribunal, Environmental and Land Tribunals Ontario Friday, June 18, 2010, 7:30 pm, Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium, McDougall Hall (Room 242) Sponsored by UPEI and the Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island
Professor Stephen Letza, PhD, Director of the European Centre Corporate Governance Thursday, June 17, 3:00-4:30 pm. UPEI School of Business McDougall Hall, Room 329 RSVP to pjharris@upei.ca or 566-0564
UPEI parking permits will be available for sale as of June 21, 2010 exclusively to Faculty & Staff until July 30, 2010. Please drop by the Accounting office (during regular business hours) to process your parking permit application. You can print your application on June 21 from upei.ca campus login with your ID and PIN. However, you will need to bring the completed form to the Accounting office to have it processed. The Accounting office is located on the lower level of the Kelley Building. Please note: there is a limited number of designated parking spaces available and they will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have a balance owing to UPEI, without a payroll deduction in place, you will be required to clear your balance before purchasing a parking permit. Payment can be made by cash/cheque, credit/debit or through bi-weekly payroll deductions starting on October 15, 2010 for 15 pay dates.
Dr. Yuchong Jiang, candidate for a 9-month sabbatical replacement position in Computer Science/Information Technology will be giving a presentation "Breast cancer brachytherapy treatment planning system" on Tuesday, June 15, at 2:00 pm in Kelley Bldg, Rm 210. All are welcome to attend. Carol Ann MacDonald, 566-6018; carmacdonald@upei.ca

June 11, 2010

IT Systems and Services (ITSS) will be doing software upgrades to the printing service during the week of June 14 through to June 18. This update is necessary to improve performance and maintain compatibility with existing technologies on campus. During this week, you may notice software loading on your PC during the login process or when printing is requested. If you experience any issues, please contact the helpdesk at 566-0465 or helpdesk@upei.ca. ITSS apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks you for your patience during the update process.

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