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Queen’s Closes Down Digital Information Network

The university’s Digital Information Network (DIN) will stop broadcasting by August 31, 2010. Based on current university priorities, audience research and the cost to maintain the DIN, it is not good sense to continue running the screens centrally. “The network was a pilot project that began in 2007 with 22 screens,” says Vice-Principal (Finance and… Keep Reading

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City Council to Review Queen’s Performing Arts Centre Redesign

Kingston, Ontario — A delegation from Queen’s will present the university’s proposed changes to the existing windows and chimney on the site of the new Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, at the next Kingston City Council meeting August 24. Queen’s design was approved at a meeting of the city’s heritage committee earlier this… Keep Reading

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Kingston Prison Farm Supporters: “You Shall Not Pass”

Cattle trucks and police faced a crowd of protesters blocking the Bath Road entrance to Frontenac Institution today, amidst heavy rains and the honking of supporters in passing cars. The protesters were there to prevent Correctional Service Canada from loading trucks with the Institute’s 300 dairy cattle, and transporting them to the Ontario Livestock Exchange… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Study Links Protein to Viral Infections

Queen’s University researchers have discovered an important link in combating inflammatory diseases and viral infections that include HIV. The team determined that a protein secreted by immune system cells increases the inflammatory immunity response. Inflammation can often cause autoimmune diseases to worsen or degrade the immune system’s fight against microbial infection. The IL-27 protein was… Keep Reading

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Female Engineering Students Rising at Queen’s University

After spending the past few years encouraging women to enter engineering, Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has seen the number of female incoming students jump. “I’m pleasantly surprised. I think we are seeing a real trend and not a blip,” says Lynann Clapham, the Faculty’s Associate Dean, Academic. Two years ago, the incoming… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Study Reveals Wealth Predicts Cancer Survival

According to a recent Queen’s University study, poorer cancer patients have an increased chance of dying prematurely from the disease than wealthier ones. The University researchers analyzed all cases of breast, colon, rectal, non-small-cell lung, cervical, and laryngeal cancer diagnosed in the province between 2003 and 2007, as reported by the Ontario Cancer Registry. Those… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Students Win Silver in Safe Design Competition

A team of chemical engineering undergrads recently won silver in a Canada-wide safe design competition. Jeremy Langburt, Wilson McKinnon, Kevin Smiley and Jesse Williams-Kovacs received $1,500 for their detailed analysis of process hazards and risk mitigation measures associated with the design of a bio diesel production facility. “Winning the second-place award and $1,500, although secondary… Keep Reading

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Kingston Humanitarian Returns to Haiti

Kingston’s Tammy Babcock has returned again to the Cité Soleil slums of Port-au-Prince in Haiti, where she has been providing medical and other humanitarian aid since before the devastating earthquake in January. In a message sent to Facebook supporters, she described arriving in the country at an airport crowded with luggage carts pushed by hot… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Reunion to Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Basketball

Queen’s Women’s Basketball celebrates 100 years this fall. Past players,referees, coaches and fans are all invited back to campus September 18-19 for the centenary reunion. The event includes an exhibition game against McGill, an “alumni vs. alumni” game, and a banquet dinner. Here’s a look back at the team’s beginnings.The December 1, 1910 issue of… Keep Reading

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